Patents Examined by Mark I Crohn
  • Patent number: 10830635
    Abstract: To reliably exercise radio communication of calibration data. In order to achieve the above-described object, a balance (10) includes a weight sensor (12), a built-in weight (20) to be loaded on the weight sensor, an adding and removing unit (21) for the built-in weight, an arithmetic processing unit (14) configured to drive the adding and removing unit, and a radio communication device (41) connected to the arithmetic processing unit, wherein the arithmetic processing unit includes a radio wave environment check section (32) configured to check a radio wave environment, and a calibration execution section (33) configured to add or remove the built-in weight and issue a command to the radio communication device to transfer calibration data when the radio wave environment check section determines that the radio wave is good.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: A&D COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Haruna Kawaguchi, Yoshikazu Nagane
  • Patent number: 10823785
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for estimating the state of charge (SOC) of a battery when battery is in the at least states of: charging, discharging, and relaxing. The invention makes use of the battery voltage (VBAT) instead of the battery current. In order to build models in the method, we use standard charging and discharging processes to collect battery information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chang-Yu Ho
  • Patent number: 10802051
    Abstract: A waveform display device displays first and second waveform data whose value changes with respect to a time axis. Based on a first point on the first waveform data, a second point on the second waveform data which is in a correspondence with the first point is obtained. Correspondence data indicating a correspondence between the first point and the second point is generated. Then, based on the correspondence data, the first and second waveform data is displayed in a manner such that a predetermined point (a reference point) on the first waveform data and a point on the second waveform data which is in a correspondence with the reference point overlap one another on a time axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouta Tagami
  • Patent number: 10770090
    Abstract: A method of audio source separation includes steps of applying a demixing matrix on a plurality of received signals to generate a plurality of separated results; performing a recognition operation on the plurality of separated results to generate a plurality of recognition scores; generating a constraint according to the plurality of recognition scores; and adjusting the demixing matrix according to the constraint; where the adjusted demixing matrix is applied to the plurality of received signals to generate a plurality of updated separated results from the plurality of received signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Ming-Tang Lee, Chung-Shih Chu
  • Patent number: 10753745
    Abstract: There is provided a method of sensing a rotation rate using a vibrating structure gyroscope, said gyroscope comprising an electronic control system comprising one or more control loops, wherein at least one of said control loops comprises a filter having a variable time constant, said method comprising the steps of: determining or estimating a characteristic of the vibrating structure of said gyroscope; and adapting or varying said time constant of said filter with the determined or estimated characteristic of said vibrating structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ATLANTIC INERTIAL SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kevin Townsend, Andrew Clifford, Nicholas Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 10732581
    Abstract: Processes and systems for preparing pipe for machine processing to form pin and box ends for assembly into pipelines or to assemble pipe sections in pipelines using mechanical press-fit pipe joints in which hydraulic pressure and linear displacement parameters, respectively P and L, are fully measured and documented during both manufacturing and assembly. Installed pipelines include pipeline data monitoring systems coupled to a pipeline data management center for receiving, archiving, and analysis of the data records to aid in administration, operation and management, and troubleshooting of pipelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Larry W. Vincent, Darrell L. Vincent
  • Patent number: 10732580
    Abstract: A process for assembling a pipeline from pipe sections connected together using mechanical press-fit joints using mechanical press-fit pipe joints that are fully measured and documented during both manufacturing and assembly. Installed pipelines include pipeline data monitoring systems coupled to a pipeline data management center for receiving, archiving, and analysis of the data records to aid in administration operation and management, and troubleshooting of pipelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Larry W. Vincent, Darrell L. Vincent
  • Patent number: 10729071
    Abstract: A graphical user interface is disclosed for controlling a harvesting system, the harvesting system driving each of two shaking actuator frequencies individually, the user interface setting or displaying the frequencies of the two actuators as a Value-Time User Interface (VTUI). The VTUI shows shaking parameters in the vertical axis against time in the horizontal axis, the VTUI able to be used to control the shaker in real time, to create and edit a shake pattern, and to display values of shake parameters as the shake is occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Nexgen Ag, LLC
    Inventor: Gavin Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10732579
    Abstract: Processes and systems for preparing pipe for machine processing to form pin and box ends for assembly into pipelines using mechanical press-fit pipe joints that are fully measured and documented during both manufacturing and assembly. Installed pipelines include pipeline data monitoring systems coupled to a pipeline data management center for receiving, archiving, and analysis of the data records to aid in administration, operation and management, and troubleshooting of pipelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Larry W. Vincent, Darrell L. Vincent
  • Patent number: 10724906
    Abstract: A non-contact real-time stress monitoring method for buried pipeline and a device thereof are provided. The method includes the following steps: Step S10: selecting pipelines with the same material, pipe diameter and wall thickness as the buried pipeline being monitored for lift-off effect test, and obtaining a plurality of sets of lift-off magnetic field gradient modulus under a plurality of sets of lift-off heights; Step S20: using MATLAB to fit the G1-h relationship curve for obtaining the values of parameters a1, b1, a2, and b2 in a quantitative relationship formula containing the lift-off gradient modulus and the lift-off height; Step S30: placing a non-contact monitoring device directly above the buried pipeline being monitored to obtain a magnetic field gradient modulus of the buried pipeline; and Step S40: calculating an absolute value of real-time stress of the buried pipeline according to the magnetic field gradient modulus of the buried pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Guoxi He, Tengjiao He, Kexi Liao, Jianhua Zhao, Shuting Yang
  • Patent number: 10718845
    Abstract: The method according to the invention enables the diagnosis (15, 16) of phase current sensor defects in a system for controlling a synchronous rotary electrical machine of a motor vehicle. According to the invention, the method takes into account the differences (îd, lq) between measurements provided (14) by the sensors, and nominal values of the phase currents (ia, ib, ic) in order to diagnose defects. The differences are calculated (18) in a rotating Park reference frame (17) and are separate from an electromechanical model of the machine. The method detects sensor defects if the differences are substantially non-zero (19) and an offset sensor defect if a residual pulsation (? res) of the differences is substantially equal to a measured speed (w) of the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Equipments Electriques Moteur
    Inventors: Sidath Diao, Zaatar Makni, Demba Diallo
  • Patent number: 10690568
    Abstract: An optical fiber temperature distribution measurement system includes a temperature difference calculator configured to calculate a temperature difference between corresponding spatial resolution zones based on a first temperature distribution obtained by a return light from a first optical fiber part and a second temperature distribution obtained by a return light from a second optical fiber part, and an abnormality detector configured to calculate a temperature difference for evaluation for each spatial resolution zone, the temperature difference for evaluation being a sum of a temperature difference of each spatial resolution zone and a temperature difference of a spatial resolution zone adjacent thereto, and to determine that an abnormality has occurred in a roller near the spatial resolution zone when the calculated temperature difference for evaluation exceeds a reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Hideo Shida
  • Patent number: 10684593
    Abstract: Processes and systems for preparing pipe for machine processing to form pin and box ends for assembly into pipelines using mechanical press-fit pipe joints that are fully measured and documented during both manufacturing and assembly. Installed pipelines include pipeline data monitoring systems coupled to a pipeline data management center for receiving, archiving, and analysis of the data records to aid in administration, operation and management, and troubleshooting of pipelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Larry W. Vincent, Darrell L. Vincent
  • Patent number: 10670488
    Abstract: A system and method for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system of a building is provided. A monitoring device installed at the building is configured to measure a current supplied to the HVAC system and transmit current data based on the measured current. The monitoring system includes a monitoring server, located remotely from the building, configured to receive the transmitted current data and, based on the received current data, determine an average motor current over a predetermined time period and determine whether a failure has occurred in an air filter of the HVAC system based on a comparison of the average motor current with a predetermined threshold. The monitoring server generates a notification based on the comparison indicating that the failure has occurred in the air filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Fadi M. Alsaleem
  • Patent number: 10665909
    Abstract: A device for preventing thermal run-away in a battery. The device includes a main compartment that is divided into a plurality of sub-compartments. A layer of material separates (i) a first sub-compartment containing a first chemical from (ii) a second sub-compartment containing a second chemical. In the event that a thermal run-away event is either detected or predicted, the layer of material degrades/is degraded and allows the chemicals to mix. The chemicals form an endothermic process that cools the battery preventing, or at least delaying, the thermal run-away event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Campbell, Sarah Czaplewski, Jennifer Porto, Elin F. LaBreck
  • Patent number: 10662959
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing one or more processor-executable instructions wherein the one or more instructions, when executed by a processor of a controller, cause acts to be performed including receiving signals representative of pressure between respective compressor blade tips and a casing of a compressor at one or more stages, generating multiple patterns based on a permutation entropy window and the signals, identifying multiple pattern categories in the multiple patterns, determining a permutation entropy based on the multiple patterns and the multiple pattern categories, predicting an anomaly in the compressor based on the permutation entropy, comparing the multiple pattern categories to determined permutations of pattern categories when an anomaly is present in the compressor, and predicting a category of the anomaly based on the comparison of the multiple pattern categories to the determined permutation of pattern categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sidharth Abrol, Karl Dean Minto, Nisam Palakkavalappil Rahiman, Prabhanjana Kalya, Wrichik Basu, Corey Nicholas Bufi
  • Patent number: 10648793
    Abstract: A library expansion system, method, and computer program product for metrology are provided. In use, processing within a first multi-dimensional library is performed by a metrology system. During the processing within the first multi-dimensional library, a second multi-dimensional library is identified. The processing is then transitioned to the second multi-dimensional library. Further, processing within the second multi-dimensional library is performed by the metrology system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: KLA-TENCOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Leonid Poslavsky, Liequan Lee
  • Patent number: 10649018
    Abstract: A method to generate data to geolocate lightning pulses may include detecting in an environment EMF generated from the lightning pulses. The method may include producing lightning-EMF from the detected EMF where the lightning-EMF may represent the EMF generated from the lightning pulses. The method may include extracting a lightning-waveform-feature set from the lightning-EMF data, including extracting one or more waveform features for each of the lightning pulses from the lightning-EMF data. The method may also include transmitting the extracted lightning-waveform-feature set to a server to perform time alignment on multiple extracted lightning-waveform-feature sets received from multiple lightning-detection sensors and to geolocate the lightning pulses based on the time-aligned extracted lightning-waveform-feature sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Vaisala, Inc.
    Inventors: Amitabh Nag, Martin J. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10634378
    Abstract: An expectation module determines an expected average power consumption of a heat pump for a predetermined period as a function of indoor and outdoor temperatures of the building during the predetermined period. A difference module determines a power difference between an average power consumption of the heat pump during the predetermined period and the expected average power consumption of the heat pump for the predetermined period. A grade determination module determines a grade of the heat pump for the predetermined period based on the power difference of the predetermined period. A reporting module generates a displayable report including the grade of the heat pump for the predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Fadi Mohammad Alsaleem
  • Patent number: 10625869
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to determining, based on a spatial extent of ice accretion, whether an atmosphere contains super-cooled water droplets that equal and/or exceed a predetermined size. A convex-shaped housing is mounted to an aircraft and exposed to an airstream. The convex-shaped housing has a testing region that is monitored for ice accretion by an ice detector. A boundary locator determines a specific location to be tested within the testing region. The determined specific location corresponds to a calculated boundary that separates an ice-accretion region from an ice-free region if the atmosphere contains super-cooled water droplets up to the predetermined size. If the ice detector detects ice accretion at the determined specific location, an alert is generated. The alert can advantageously inform a pilot of an atmosphere containing super-cooled water droplets that equal or exceed the predetermined size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Rosemount Aerospace Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent R. LoPresto, Brian Daniel Matheis