Patents Examined by Mohamed Charioui
  • Patent number: 11828748
    Abstract: Techniques for data processing and control for a glucose monitoring system are provided, including obtaining a first sensitivity of a glucose sensor; obtaining a second sensitivity of the glucose sensor; comparing a difference between the first sensitivity and the second sensitivity to a predetermined range of values; if the difference is outside the predetermined range of the values, causing a calibration routine for the glucose sensor to be performed; and if the difference is within the predetermined range of values determining a composite sensitivity for a current calibration of the glucose sensor based on the first sensitivity and the second sensitivity and calculating the glucose level based on the current calibration of the glucose sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventors: Gary Alan Hayter, Geoffrey V. McGarraugh, Andrew H. Naegeli, John Charles Mazza, Benjamin Jay Feldman
  • Patent number: 11803457
    Abstract: Methods and systems for hardware maintenance and control are described. An electronic device may have a cooling component designed to dissipate excess thermal energy within the electronic device, or another component to address an operational deficiency. The electronic device may determine a performance threshold, a usage parameter, and a time and a duration for performing a maintenance procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventor: Ivan Ong
  • Patent number: 11796423
    Abstract: An automatic robot control system and methods relating thereto are described. These systems include components such as a touch screen panel (“TSP”) robot controller for controlling a TSP robot, a camera robot controller for controlling a camera robot and an audio robot controller for controlling an audio robot. The TSP robot operates inside a TSP testing subsystem, the camera robot operates inside a camera testing subsystem, and the audio robot operates inside an audio testing subsystem. Inside the audio testing subsystem, an audio signals measurement system, using a bi-directional coupling, controls the operation of the audio robot controller. In this control scheme, a test application controller is designed to control the different types of subsystem robots. Methods relating to TSP, camera, and audio robots, and their controllers, taken individually or in combination, for automatic testing of device functionalities are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventor: Kyutaek Cho
  • Patent number: 11789039
    Abstract: An abstracted digital memory acquisition circuit, including an analog input configured to receive an analog signal, an analog-to-digital converter configured to receive the analog signal and convert the analog signal to a first digital signal, a digital input configured to receive a second digital signal, a controller configured to receive the first digital signal and the second digital signal and output a stream of bits, the stream of bits including the first digital signal and the second digital signal, and a control signal, and an output configured to electrically connect to a digital input of a test and measurement instrument and output the stream of bits and the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Clem
  • Patent number: 11790034
    Abstract: A system for tracking selected wave parameters from a received sinusoidal wave with noise and methods for making and using the same. The method includes performing a multi-track double integral analysis of the sinusoidal wave with noise and creating time dependent outputs. These time dependent outputs may be analyzed mathematically to determine the amplitude, frequency and/or phase of the wave with reduced noise. In one embodiment, the method may employ multiple passes through double integral analysis. The method advantageously can measure output sinusoidal wave parameters with reduced noise, measurements that are close to theoretical noise reduction limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventor: Manus Patrick Henry
  • Patent number: 11782460
    Abstract: A system is provided for tracking, in a distributed water infrastructure, water usage by category. The system may comprise at least one processor configured to receive from at least one sensor associated with the distributed water infrastructure signals indicative of water usage in the distributed water infrastructure. The system may, based on the signals indicative of water usage, construct a plurality of profiles. The system may assign each profile to one of a plurality of water usage categories. The system may collect, from the at least one sensor, signals indicative of water usage for substantially all water delivered through the distributed water infrastructure in a time period. The system may construct a plurality of water usage profiles in the aggregate, encompassing substantially all water delivered through the distributed water infrastructure in the time period. The system may assign each constructed water usage profile to one of the plurality of water usage categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: WINT WI LTD
    Inventors: Shay Ravid, Avy Tahan, Dror Galron
  • Patent number: 11779810
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods can be used including receiving motion data, categorizing the motion data into portions of a minute that indicate activity or a workout, and automatically determining an accurate number of active minutes for an individual. Multiple data streams may be analyzed and de-duplicated, such that an accurate metric may be computed and reported to an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventor: Stephen John Black
  • Patent number: 11781417
    Abstract: A method for estimating a pipe property for a plurality of nested tubulars. The method may comprise disposing an electromagnetic (EM) logging tool in a wellbore. The electromagnetic logging tool may comprise a transmitter disposed on the electromagnetic logging tool and a receiver disposed on the electromagnetic logging tool. The method may further comprise transmitting an electromagnetic field from the transmitter into one or more tubulars, measuring the eddy current in the pipe string with the receiver on at least one channel to obtain a plurality of measurements, forming an EM log from the plurality of measurements, extracting data and distinct features from the EM log, forming a relationship between the EM log data and a database, wherein the database is formed from one or more high-resolution measurements, and producing a mapping function between the EM log and the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Freeman Lee Hill, III, Junwen Dai, Ahmed Elsayed Fouda
  • Patent number: 11781946
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for testing medical devices comprising: a test device configured for testing a medical device; and a user computing device in communication with the test device, where the user computing device comprises a processor having addressable memory, where the processor is configured to: receive an ID of the medical device to be tested; select a profile associated with the received ID of the medical device; select a preset associated with the selected profile; initiate testing of the medical device by the test device; receive one or more parameter values from based on test information results from the test device; determine a test result based on pass criteria from a comparison of the received one or more parameter values to the one or more simulation parameter values of the preset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Karl A. Ruiter, Gregory Randolph Alkire, Julio Roberto Castro, Robert Edward Whitten
  • Patent number: 11768258
    Abstract: A signal separating apparatus includes circuitry to separate a signal of interest and other signal other than the signal of interest from each other in accordance with spatial information on a plurality of sensors installed at locations different from each other. The circuitry sets a parameter based on a spread of a subspace of the signal of interest, determines a degree of separation that serves as an index indicative of whether the set parameter is appropriate, and separates the signal of interest and the other signal from each other using the degree of separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Shunsuke Kudo
  • Patent number: 11762061
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating free space and assigning free space probabilities in point cloud data associated with an autonomous vehicle traveling on a surface, including taking into account sensor noise, sensor availability, obstacle heights, and distance of obstacles from the sensor. System and method can include determining surface planes and classifying point cloud points according to whether or not the points fall on surface planes, among other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventors: Abhishek Ravi, Gregory J. Buitkus, Sai Ravi Teja Boggavarapu, Raajitha Gummadi, Derek Kane, Yu-Hsuan Chang
  • Patent number: 11754592
    Abstract: The magnitude and frequency of a peak in detected vibrational energy emitted from a component that includes a periodic portion is provided to monitor the component for faults. A Fast Fourier Transform of the signal is taken to generate a spectrum. A maximum index in the spectrum is found between a determined frequency bound. An array of parameters is generated and a determined optimized transform root is used on the array of parameters. An interpolated peak location is estimated based on the array and an interpolated frequency is found based on the peak location. An interpolated magnitude is then determined. The use of the optimized transform root in the processing results in significant improvements to the magnitude and frequency estimations, which can improve, for example, detection of defects from vibration spectra of rotating components, estimates of energy radiated from an electronic component, or analysis of spectral content of ionizing radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: GPMS International, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric R Bechhoefer
  • Patent number: 11753922
    Abstract: A system or method for drilling includes autonomously controlling a rotary or percussive drilling process as it transitions through multiple materials with very different dynamics. The method determines a drilling medium based on real-time measurements and comparison to prior drilling data, and identifies the material type, drilling region, and approximately optimal setpoint based on data from at least one operating condition. The controller uses these setpoints initially to execute an optimal search to maximize performance by minimizing mechanical specific energy. Near-bit depth-of-cut estimations are performed using a machine learning prediction deployed in an embedded processor to provide high-speed ROP estimates. The sensing capability is coupled with a near-bit clutching mechanism to support drilling dysfunction mitigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Buerger, Anirban Mazumdar, Steven James Spencer, Timothy James Blada, Jiann-Cherng Su, Elton K. Wright, Adam Foris, David W. Raymond
  • Patent number: 11735292
    Abstract: Embodiments for intelligent discovery of preferred chemical reaction pathways to a synthesized target compound by a processor. Target compound data of a target compound a user intends to synthesize may be received. A preference score for one or more chemical reaction pathways to the target compound may be calculated based on one or more chemical reactions. One or more preferred chemical reaction pathways to the targeted compound may be determined using a modified retrosynthetic analysis according to the preference score for one or more chemical reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventors: Akihiro Kishimoto, Adi I. Botea, Beat Buesser, Bei Chen, Takahiko Koyama
  • Patent number: 11732725
    Abstract: Provided is a protection method for use in fan malfunctions, applicable to an electronic device, and effective in preventing the electronic device from being overheated. The electronic device includes a fan, temperature sensor, and processor. The method includes steps of: limiting the processor's performance, upon determination that not only is the fan's rotation speed greater than or equal to a predetermined upper rotation speed limit, but the electronic device's temperature sensed by the temperature sensor is also greater than or equal to a predetermined upper temperature limit; determining whether the fan's rotation speed is less than or equal to a first restored rotation speed when the fan's rotation speed is determined to be less than the predetermined upper rotation speed limit; and stopping the limiting of the processor's performance when the fan's rotation speed is determined to be less than or equal to the first restored rotation speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventors: Chi-Jung Wu, Chun-Chi Wang
  • Patent number: 11725971
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for identifying one or more water dispensing appliances that are currently using water. In one aspect, the method includes actions of obtaining a dispensing appliance signature, obtaining water consumption data that is based on first sensor data from a first sensor that is installed at the property, identifying a particular water dispensing appliance from among multiple different water dispensing appliances located at the property based on an analysis of (i) the water dispensing appliance signature and (ii) the water consumption data, and responsive to identifying the particular water dispensing appliance located at the property based on an analysis of (i) the water dispensing appliance signature and (ii) the water consumption data, generating output data based on the one or more particular water dispensing appliances that were identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew Daniel Correnti, Robert Picardi
  • Patent number: 11720093
    Abstract: A method for predictive maintenance of equipment via a distribution chart is disclosed. Peak values are extracted based on a change in an amount of energy required for performing a work process by the equipment in a normal state, a distribution chart of the extracted peak values is constructed, and an abnormal symptom of the equipment is predictively detected in advance based on a change in distribution probability of a detection section having a low distribution probability and somewhat high risk in the constructed distribution chart thereof such that maintenance and replacement of the equipment are induced to be carried out at an appropriate time. Thus, an enormous monetary loss caused by a failure in the equipment may be prevented in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: ITS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 11719840
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a mechanical wave source; a set of mechanical wave sensors in a borehole to provide subsurface wave measurements based on formation waves from the mechanical wave source, and a processor. The apparatus also includes a machine-readable medium having program code to acquire the subsurface wave measurements, select a first set of tool wave measurements based on the subsurface wave measurements, and generate a set of filtered subsurface wave measurements by filtering the subsurface wave measurements based on the first set of tool wave measurements. The program code also includes instructions to generate a time-domain semblance map based on the set of filtered subsurface wave measurements, wherein the time-domain semblance map includes an initial set of compression wave peaks, determine a selected qualified compression wave peak based on a semblance value in the time-domain semblance map, and determine a compression wave slowness based on the selected qualified compression wave peak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruijia Wang, Richard Timothy Coates
  • Patent number: 11721433
    Abstract: Systems and methods for use in an in vitro diagnostics setting incorporating existing or additional sensors in an automation system to assess the health and maintenance status of the automation system are disclosed. Such systems include any of a variety of sensors, such as Hall Effect sensors, temperature probes/thermocouples, ohm meters, volt meters, etc., which are in communication with a local or preferably remote monitoring station that can alert a user or maintenance personnel of needed service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Shannon Frone, Baris Yagci
  • Patent number: 11707107
    Abstract: A shoe has a sensor system operably connected to a communication port. Performance data is collected by the system and can be transferred for further use via the communication port. The shoe may contain an electronic module configured to gather data from the sensors. The module may also transmit the data to an external device for further processing. Users can use the collected data for a variety of different uses or applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Nurse, Jeffrey C. Pisciotta, Allan M. Schrock, James C. Meschter, Michael S. Amos, Andrew A. Owings