Patents Examined by Mischita L Henson
  • Patent number: 10976161
    Abstract: Examples describe systems and methods for iteratively determining a signal strength map for a wireless access point (AP) aligned to position coordinates. An example method includes receiving logs of data from devices. For a plurality of iterations, the method includes selecting a set of logs of data having an amount of GPS being less than a given amount of GPS in a previously selected set, determining estimates of signal strength maps for the wireless AP aligned to position coordinates based on the selected set and on given signal strength maps due to a previous iteration, and performing a simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) optimization of the possible locations of the wireless AP based on the given signal strength maps and the estimates of the signal strength maps. Based on the iterative optimizations, an output signal strength map is provided for the wireless AP aligned to position coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Etienne Le Grand
  • Patent number: 10973423
    Abstract: Processing PPG data using a device can include determining a quality estimate for a segment of PPG data and, in response to determining that the quality estimate exceeds a quality threshold, filtering the segment of the PPG data based upon an estimate of periodicity of the segment of the PPG data. A health marker can be determined for the segment of PPG data. The health marker can be validated based upon a prior determination of the health marker from PPG data. In response to the validation, the health marker can be output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Jawahar Jain, James Young, Cody Wortham, Sajid Sadi, Pranav Mistry
  • Patent number: 10976471
    Abstract: Post-processing corrections can be applied to operational numerical model forecasts of weather variables to reduce forecast model errors. The post-processing technique is based on an analog post-processing correction scheme. In the analog scheme, the system searches for previous model forecasts that are similar to the current forecast, and modifies the current forecast based on errors in such previous predictions. An “abnormal (or abnormal) index” can be generated for each analog as a function of several meteorology variables (i.e., humidity, pressure and temperature) and two experience coefficients. The abnormal index can be used to exclude some errors. Furthermore, dynamic weights based on the “abnormal index” can be applied to the errors. Using the “abnormal index” weights in a post-processing technique may generate a more accurate air quality forecast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hui Du, Yu Du, Si Huang, Yu Jia Tang, Bao Guo Xie, Meng Zhang, Xin Zhang, Shuai Zhu
  • Patent number: 10970190
    Abstract: A method is disclosed, comprising: storing, in a memory of a first computing device, a log filter list that identifiers a plurality of log filters, each of the plurality of log filters being executed on a respective one of a plurality of nodes in a distributed computing system; removing a first log message from a data structure that is stored in the memory of the first computing device, the first log message being obtained by the first computing device from a first one of the plurality of log filters that is associated with a first log source; detecting whether the first log message includes a placeholder message that is generated by the first log filter while the first log source is in a paused state; and selecting the first log message for further processing, when the first log message does not include a placeholder message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Lior Kamran, Amir Kredi, Amir Miron
  • Patent number: 10970879
    Abstract: A computer system for seeding a formulation engine receives spectrometric data from a target coating. The computer system processes the spectrometric data through a probabilistic colorant analysis. The probabilistic colorant analysis generates a set of colorants. Each colorant within the set of colorants is associated with a calculated probability that the associated colorant is present within the target coating. Additionally, the computer system adds at least a portion of the colorants within the set of colorants to a formulation engine. The portion of the colorants is added to the formulation engine in order of decreasing probability. Further, the computer system generates, from an output of the formulation engine, a coating formulation that is calculated to match the target coating within a predetermined qualitative threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Alison M. Norris, Paul Beymore
  • Patent number: 10960329
    Abstract: Various embodiments described in the disclosure relate to wireless sensor systems. Some embodiments specifically relate to unitary modules for sensing, power, processing, communication, and data storage; and that may be connected by a common interface to form a wireless sensor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Agarwal, John W. Buttles, Ahmad Y Al Rashdan
  • Patent number: 10948476
    Abstract: A system for locating and tracking an object is provided. The system includes a measuring device configured to determine a property of a paving-related material, a locating device configured to determine a location of the measuring device, a tracking system configured to store tracking information associated with the measuring device and one or more properties determined by the measuring device, and a communications system configured to transfer, to a remote device, the location of the measuring device and the tracking information associated with the measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Troxler Electronic Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Ernest Troxler
  • Patent number: 10948377
    Abstract: Disclosed, is a system for pipe network failure classification, including a network part sensor layer for monitoring pipe(s) operation condition and collecting related parameter values. A system pipe network parts database includes feature parameter value records of pipes in the pipe network. A classification processing logic, intermittently receive sensor collected parameters from said network part sensor layers, references records of the pipe network parts database and retrieves one or more feature parameter values associated with the failed pipe's operational or environmental conditions, and classifies the pipe failure into one of two or more failure categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: David Solomon, Bori Solomon
  • Patent number: 10943367
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for a method of calibrating a detection system that is mounted on a vehicle. The method includes detecting characteristics of the mirror and characteristics of a vehicle portion using the detection system. The mirror reflects the vehicle portion to be detected using the detection system. The method also includes determining a first transform based on the detected one or more of mirror characteristics, determining a second transform based on the one or more vehicle portion characteristics, and determining a third transform based on a known position of the vehicle portion in relation to the vehicle. Further, the method includes determining a position of the detection system relative to the vehicle based on the first, second, and third transforms and then calibrating the detection system using the determined position of the detection system relative to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Craig Lewin Robinson, Volker Grabe, Colin Braley, Zachary Morriss, Stephanie McArthur, Andrew Crawford
  • Patent number: 10935684
    Abstract: Near real-time methodologies for maximizing return-on-fracturing-investment for shale fracturing. An example system can calculate, based on sonic data and density data, mechanical properties and closure stress of a portion of shale rocks for fracture modeling. The system can generate one or more rock mechanical models based on the mechanical properties and closure stress of the portion of shale rocks, and perform one or more fracture modeling simulations based on one or more treatment parameter values. Based on the one or more fracture modeling simulations, the system can generate a neural network model which predicts a fracture productivity indicator of an effective propped area (EPA) and/or an effective propped length (EPL), and calculate a return-on-fracturing-investment (ROFI) based on the EPA or EPL predicted by the neural network model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Ming Gu, John Andrew Quirein, Dingding Chen
  • Patent number: 10921354
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a power grid electric transient detector, a method of detecting a power grid electric transient, and an electric provisioning system detecting the power grid electric load. The power grid electric transient is estimated by receiving an electric parameter for electricity received from a power grid at a consuming facility. A digital filter extracts transient of the electric parameter. A processor analyzes the transients of the electric parameter and generates a power grid performance index based on the analyzed transient of the electric parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Cristina Guzman, Alben Cardenas, Kodjo Mawupe Agbossou, Michaël Fournier, Éric Le Courtois
  • Patent number: 10914580
    Abstract: A measurement system includes a measuring instrument having coordinate measurement capabilities, and a control device generating a command for controlling operation of the measuring instrument. The measuring instrument includes an NC controller executing an operation that is based on a command stored in a command storage that can be browsed by the measuring instrument, and writing a result of the executed operation to the command storage. The control device includes an NC driver writing the command to the command storage, and writing information contingent on the command and on the result of the operation by the measuring instrument to the command storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Kohju Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10914703
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention determine intrinsic parameters of stacked nanowires/nanosheets GAA MOSFETs comprising Nw nanowires and/or nanosheets, each nanowire/nanosheet being surrounded in an oxide layer, the oxide layers being embedded in a common gate, wherein the method comprises the following steps: measuring the following parameters of the MOSFET: number of stacked nanowires/nanosheets NW, width WW,i, of the nanowire/nanosheet number i, i being an integer from 1 to NW, thickness of the nanowire/nanosheet HW,i, number i, i being an integer from 1 to NW, corner radius RW,i of the nanowire/nanosheet number i, i being an integer from 1 to NW, RW,i; calculating, using a processor and the measured parameters, a surface potential x normalized by a thermal voltage ?T given by ?T=kBT/q; measuring the total gate capacitance for a plurality of gate voltages; determining, using the measured total gate capacitance and the calculated normalized surface potential, the intrinsic parameter of the stacked nanowire
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Olivier Rozeau, Marie-Anne Jaud, Joris Lacord, Sébastien Martinie, Thierry Poiroux
  • Patent number: 10909027
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are presented for multi-platform testing automation. A method includes electrically triggering, with a rotate command, at least one mechanical actuator to rotate a frame to successively present different faces of the frame to a camera of a mobile hardware device. A method includes simulating one or more touch input events on a mobile hardware device for each successively presented different face of a frame. A method includes receiving data associated with simulated one or more touch input events and a camera of a mobile hardware device from the mobile hardware device over a data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Brandon Dewitt, Ryan McBride, Shane Smit, Cristian Chirinos, Robert Montgomery, Garrett Thornburg, Jonathan Carstens, Daniel Ries
  • Patent number: 10901091
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for impervious surface mapping of a target geographic area. The impervious surface mapping utilizes four-band imagery data and light detection and ranging (LIDAR) data collected from the target geographic area. The identified impervious surfaces can be attributed to parcels within the target geographic area for purposes of generating bills for storm water runoff to parcel owners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: WOOLPERT, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel K. Ngoroi
  • Patent number: 10893628
    Abstract: A circuit board cooling system comprises a cooling unit comprising fans, pressures sensors that measure air pressure at their locations, and a sensor processing unit coupled with the pressure sensors. The cooling unit operates according to an operating configuration and generates air flow to cool a portion of a circuit board. The pressure sensors comprise a first pressure sensor located between the portion of the circuit board and the cooling unit; and a second pressure sensor located such that the portion of the circuit board is between the second pressure sensor and the cooling unit. A sensor processing unit is configured to: obtain the air pressure data measured by the plurality of pressure sensors; and adjust the operating configuration of the cooling unit based on a cooling specification and a comparison of the obtained air pressure data measured by the first pressure sensor and the second pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Sankalp Dayal, Vamshi Gangumalla, Zaryab Hamavand, Calin Miclaus
  • Patent number: 10890888
    Abstract: A control apparatus for controlling a control target includes: an acquisition unit, a determination unit, and a delay time adding unit. The acquisition unit acquires at least first and second measurement values related to a control target, such as a machine. The determination unit determines whether the control target is in a predetermined state, such as a normal state or an abnormal state, based on the measurement values acquired by the acquisition unit. The delay time adding unit adds delay to at least one of the first and second measurement values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Gaku Shiramizu, Yuki Hirohashi
  • Patent number: 10883974
    Abstract: A method for providing air quality information is disclosed. The method includes steps of collecting single-point air quality data from a plurality of mobile devices in a predetermined period of time, wherein the single-point air quality data is sensed by an actuating and sensing module of the mobile device and transmitted to a cloud data processing device through communication transmission. The single-point air quality data is combined with geographic information and processed to generate a real-time air quality map by the cloud data processing device. After the cloud data processing device receives a current location from a client device through communication transmission, information including a motion direction, a designated route, air quality information related to the current location, abnormal-air-quality notification or an evacuated route is transmitted to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Hao-Jan Mou, Ta-Wei Hsueh, Li-Pang Mo, Shih-Chang Chen, Ching-Sung Lin, Chi-Feng Huang, Yung-Lung Han, Hsuan-Kai Chen, Wei-Ming Lee, Chang-Yen Tsai
  • Patent number: 10883475
    Abstract: Monitoring and assessing power performance changes of one or more wind turbines of a wind farm. For each wind turbine to be monitored, a group of reference wind turbines is defined. During a training period a transfer function is generated for each monitored wind turbine. The transfer function establishes a relationship between locally measured wind speeds at each of the reference wind turbines and the power performance data for the monitored wind turbine obtained during the training period. During one or more subsequent test periods, measured power performance data for the monitored wind turbines is compared to predicted power performance data. The predicted power performance data is obtained by means of the locally measured wind speeds at the corresponding reference wind turbines during the test period(s) and the previously generated transfer function for the monitored wind turbine. This allows even small and/or gradual power performance degradation to be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Sven Jesper Knudsen, Carsten Krogh Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10876977
    Abstract: An inspection management system that manages inspection of an inspection apparatus in a production line including a manufacturing apparatus of a product and the inspection apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire inspection content data including an inspection standard for each component; an inspection content setting unit configured to set inspection content; a setting-related information acquisition unit configured to acquire setting-related information including at least a time at which new inspection content is set when the inspection content setting unit sets the new inspection content; a storage unit configured to retain the setting-related information in association with a history of the setting of the inspection content; a setting-related information reading unit configured to read the setting-related information retained in the storage unit; and an output unit configured to be able to output the setting-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mori, Katsuki Nakajima, Mayuko Tanaka, Takako Onishi, Isao Nakanishi