Patents Examined by Michael P Nghiem
  • Patent number: 11977198
    Abstract: A method that includes transforming a relative amplitude preserved 3D seismic volume acquired in the time-domain into a plurality of isofrequency volumes, extracting from the plurality of isofrequency volumes a first isofrequency spectral amplitude volume and a second isofrequency spectral amplitude volume. The method further includes determining an attribute volume from the two isofrequency spectral amplitude volumes, and determining a presence of gas in a subterranean region of interest based on the attribute volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventors: Hassan A. AlDubaisi, Taher M. Sodagar
  • Patent number: 11977196
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically tracking multi-Z horizons within seismic volumes are provided. A surface from a plurality of surfaces identified at different depths for a multi-Z horizon within a seismic volume is selected. A seed point corresponding to the selected surface is determined. The selected surface is tracked over new data points through the seismic volume. Tracking each new data point involves comparing a depth of the new data point with depths associated with other surfaces and determining whether the depth of the new data point honors a geological boundary rule for maintaining a relative depth position of each of the plurality of surfaces within the multi-Z horizon, based on the comparison. When the depth of the new data point honors the rule, the selected surface is extended to include the new data point and, when it does not, the new data point is discarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Jocelyn Chan, Nam Xuan Nguyen, Kainan Wang, Xuewei Tan
  • Patent number: 11946921
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enhancing environmental response data from natural and/or anthropogenic environments can use physical laws and data science principles to combine the information contained in environmental response input data and at least two independent types of environmental driver input data to produce environmental response data that has been enhanced from the environmental response input data in at least one of the following ways: the environmental response output data has improved accuracy; the environmental response output data has improved precision; the environmental response output data comprises a greater number of times; the environmental response output data comprises a greater number of locations in one-dimensional, two-dimensional, or three-dimensional space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventor: Stefan Metzger
  • Patent number: 11946951
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a measurement device comprising at least two measurement signal inputs, and at least two multi-channel analog-to-digital converters, each multi-channel analog-to-digital converter comprising two ADC signal inputs and being selectively operable in an interleaved operating mode or a non-interleaved operating mode, wherein each one of the measurement signal inputs of consecutive pairs of signal inputs is coupled to a different one of the multi-channel analog-to-digital converters. The present disclosure further provides a respective method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Philip Diegmann
  • Patent number: 11940335
    Abstract: A system and a method of detecting a temperature of a battery, which calculate a resistance value of a temperature detecting unit based on a size of a voltage applied to the temperature detecting unit connected with a battery for measuring a temperature of the battery, and detect the temperature of the battery connected with the temperature detecting unit based on the calculated resistance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: LG Energy Solution, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ho Sang Jang
  • Patent number: 11937884
    Abstract: A surgical system includes a first tracker configured to be affixed to a first object, a detection device configured to determine a change in position of the first tracker, and circuitry communicable with the detection device. The circuitry is configured to compare the change in the position of the first tracker to a condition and generate a fault signal in response to a determination that the change in the position of the first tracker violates the condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Hyosig Kang, Dennis Moses, Arthur Quaid
  • Patent number: 11933712
    Abstract: A method and apparatuses to extend the time interval between out-of-service, in-tank inspections while insuring structural integrity using a risk-based, Bayesian statistical approach comprised of a passing leak detection test, determining that the tank is not leaking, estimating a thickness of the tank floor to estimate a corrosion rate, and conducting a risk assessment using the result of the leak detection test, the corrosion rate and thickness of the tank floor, and statistical data of tank failures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Vista Precision Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Maresca, Jr., Stephen D. Ford, Douglas W. Mann
  • Patent number: 11933775
    Abstract: Inventions include methods and systems for evaluation of agriculture sites and execution of actions for improving various site parameters in a sustainable manner. In embodiments, a method for characterization and improvement of an agricultural site includes: receiving a set of agriculture samples from an agriculture site or in association with an agricultural process; generating sample data upon processing the set of samples with a set of sample processing operations; generating a set of features upon performing a set of transformation operations upon the set of data streams; returning an analysis characterizing a status of the agriculture site in relation to at least one perturbation, upon processing the set of features; and executing an action for at least one of maintaining and improving the agriculture site, based upon the analysis. The inventions implement features associated with composition, network properties, and emergent properties as biomarkers for characterizing statuses of sites under analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Biome Makers Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Acedo, Rüdiger Ortiz Álvarez, Ignacio Belda Aguilar, Nabeel Imam, Daniel Almonacid, Adrian Ferrero
  • Patent number: 11928068
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the technical field of oscilloscopes and disclose a method and an apparatus for decoding an oscilloscope signal and an oscilloscope. The method includes: obtaining a voltage signal; converting the voltage signal into a digital signal; determining whether the digital signal matches a decoding protocol; and if so, decoding the digital signal according to the decoding protocol, and outputting decoding result information. In the embodiments, the digital signal is decoded according to the decoding protocol, to generate the decoding result information without relying on a hardware device for decoding, so that when a new protocol is used for decoding, decoding compatibility may be improved without changes in hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventors: Liangliang Yang, Xianchong Zhou
  • Patent number: 11920464
    Abstract: Temperature data collected from a distributed temperature sensing system may be used to prepare a temporal thermal profile of the wellbore. The temporal thermal profile may be used to determine a generalized heat transfer coefficient (k) and/or a generalized geothermal profile (Tae). The temporal thermal profile and the generalized heat transfer coefficient (k) and/or the generalized geothermal profile (Tae) may be used to estimate thermal properties of a wellbore, such as well as fluid and flow characteristics. A heat of hydration index may also be determined based on the temporal thermal profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: Krishna Babu Yerubandi, John Paul Bir Singh, John L. Maida, Mikko Jaaskelainen
  • Patent number: 11892578
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to geophysical exploration and seismic imaging, and more particularly to a seismic imaging method, system, and device based on pre-stack high-angle fast Fourier transform (FFT). The method includes: acquiring seismic data acquired during seismic exploration; extracting a common shot point gather from the seismic data followed by conversion into a frequency wavenumber domain common offset gather; calculating wave propagation angles; dividing an imaging region into a first region and a second region; solving constant coefficients of the first region and the second region; performing frequency-division layer-by-layer wavefield continuation on a frequency-wave number domain common offset gather to obtain imaging results at different depths and frequencies; subjecting the imaging results to integration followed by transformation to a spatial domain to obtain common offset imaging profiles; and subjecting the common offset imaging profiles to superposition obtain final imaging results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: China University of Petroleum (EAST CHINA)
    Inventors: Liyun Fu, Qingqing Li, Qizhen Du, Zhiwei Wang
  • Patent number: 11885921
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described, including identifying an arrival of a first arriving S-wave emitted from a seismic source at an array (120) of sensors (129, 140) in real-time, by continuously analyzing waveforms received by the sensors (120, 140), and continuously monitoring back-azimuth and slowness data within the detected waveforms. Arrival of a first arriving P-wave emitted from the seismic source at the array (120) of sensors (129, 140) is identified, based upon the back-azimuth and slowness data. Slowness and back azimuth of the first arriving P-wave are determined, by analyzing a waveform of the P-wave, and based upon the determined slowness of the first arriving P-wave, the arrival of the first arriving S-wave at the array (120) of sensors (129, 140) is identified. Other applications are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Alon Ziv, Hillel Wust-Bloch, Andreas Samuel Eisermann
  • Patent number: 11874266
    Abstract: A system and method are provided to monitor, store and communicate data on parameters of a consumable product stored in a sealed container. In one embodiment, the system includes a flexible wrap affixed to an outer surface of a neck of the container. The wrap includes a first laser-detector pair to pass laser light through a headspace inside the container to reflect from a first reflector affixed to the outer surface of the container to non-invasively sense first parameters of the consumable product. The system further includes a flexible label affixed directly to the outer surface of a body of the container, the label including a second laser-detector pair to pass laser light through a liquid inside the container to non-invasively sense second parameters of the consumable product. The system generally further includes an interrogator to communicate with the flexible wrap and flexible label to access the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventor: Babak Taheri
  • Patent number: 11867604
    Abstract: Systems and methods include a method for generating a real-time permeability log. Historical mud gas-permeability data is received from previously-drilled and logged wells. The historical mud gas-permeability data identifies relationships between gas measurements obtained during drilling and permeability determined after drilling. A formation hydrocarbon mobility model is trained using machine learning and the historical mud gas data. Real-time gas measurements are obtained during drilling of a new well. A real-time permeability log is generated for the new well using the formation hydrocarbon mobility model and real-time gas measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Fatai A. Anifowose, Mokhles Mustapha Mezghani, Javed Ismail, Saleh M. Badawood
  • Patent number: 11864850
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for path-based navigation of tubular networks. In one aspect, the method includes receiving location data from at least one of a set of location sensors and a set of robot command inputs, the location data being indicative of a location of an instrument configured to be driven through a luminal network. The method also includes determining a first estimate of the location of the instrument at a first time based on the location data, determining a second estimate of the location of the instrument at the first time based on the path, and determining the location of the instrument at the first time based on the first estimate and the second estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Auris Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Subashini Srinivasan, Hedyeh Rafii-Tari, Ritwik Ummalaneni, David Paul Noonan, Prasanth Jeevan
  • Patent number: 11860180
    Abstract: A removable maintenance fluid holder for a digital dispense system, a digital dispense system containing the removable maintenance fluid holder, and a method of maintaining a fluid droplet dispense cartridge. The removable maintenance fluid holder includes a housing having a handle end and a fluid receptacle end distal from the handle end. The fluid receptable end includes a fluid receptacle for holding fluid dispensed from a fluid droplet ejection head of a fluid droplet cartridge in the digital dispense system. The removable maintenance fluid holder is configured to be inserted and removed from the digital dispense system on a periodic basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventors: Bruce A. Deboard, Brian T. Jones, Michael A. Marra, III, Sam Norasak
  • Patent number: 11852516
    Abstract: A method (300) for determining when to verify a stiffness coefficient K (202, 204) in a flowmeter (5) comprising receiving a first stiffness coefficient K (202), a plurality of temperatures T (206), a plurality of response frequencies ? (208), and a plurality of driver currents I (210), determining an average temperature T (212), a standard deviation temperature T (214), an average response frequency ? (216), a standard deviation response frequency ? (218), an average driver current I (224), and a standard deviation driver current I (226). A first subsequent value (236) comprising a subsequent temperature T (228), a subsequent response frequency ? (230), or a subsequent driver current I (232) is received. Upon determining that the first subsequent value (236) is outside a first respective range (237), a determination of a second stiffness coefficient K (204) is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: MICRO MOTION, INC.
    Inventors: Craig B. McAnally, Bert J. Downing
  • Patent number: 11844577
    Abstract: A surgical system includes a robotic arm, an end effector coupled to the robotic arm, a divot at the end effector, a probe configured to be inserted into the divot, a tracking system configured to obtain data indicative of a position of the probe while the probe is in the divot, and circuitry configured to verify a proper physical configuration of the surgical system based on the data indicative of the position of the probe while the probe is in the divot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Hyosig Kang, Dennis Moses, Arthur Quaid
  • Patent number: 11841352
    Abstract: Methods are described for the automatic determination and correction of retention time shift of a MS data set relative to a control data set, to correct for retention time drifts endemic to targeted LCMS analyses. In an embodiment, a 2D grid of periodic MS spectra versus time is collected for a control experiment, and RT windows are determined with an additional set of unscheduled mass spectral analyses. During successive experiments, spectra from periodic MS scans are used to determine the correspondence between the current time and the time in the control experiment. The active set of MSn scans to be acquired by the instrument is then determined as the scans with adjusted retention time windows that bracket the corrected retention time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Thermo Finnigan LLC
    Inventors: Philip M. Remes, Ping F. Yip
  • Patent number: 11835584
    Abstract: A status of one or more components of a battery monitor circuit can be evaluated, such as to validate operation of the monitor circuit. In an example, a battery monitor circuit can be evaluated by providing a first test signal to a battery voltage measurement circuit that is coupled to a battery. A first analog-to-digital converter (ADC) circuit can be configured to receive a first voltage signal from the battery voltage measurement circuit in response to the first test signal. A processor circuit can be configured to validate the first ADC circuit by evaluating a correspondence between the first test signal and the received first voltage signal. One or more other ADC circuits in the battery monitor circuit can be validated by cross-checking measurement results with information from the first ADC circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Analog Devices International Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Gorbold, Paul Joseph Maher, Andreas Callanan