Patents Examined by Paul D Lee
  • Patent number: 11054366
    Abstract: A device (1) for gas measurement in a measuring environment (7) with a first camera (3) configured to detecting an invisible image area (33) in the measuring environment (7) and with a second camera (5) configured to detecting a visible image area (55) in the measuring environment (7). A control unit (13) initiates a detection of invisible image information (33?) within at least one detection area (11, 33, 55) and a detection of visible image information (55?) in the detection area (11, 33, 55). The control unit (13) determines special image areas (66), which indicate individual persons (9) or a plurality of persons (9). The control unit (13) is configured to determine at least one gas concentration (21?) on the basis of the image information (33?), taking into account the special image areas (66).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Doreen Gimbel
  • Patent number: 11054279
    Abstract: A pedometer with a three-axis accelerometer provides reliable step counts while worn on the wrist. Three-axis accelerometer data is combined into a single combined data stream. Each positive slope region around an inflection point in the combined data stream that has positive slope, a magnitude that exceeds an amplitude threshold value and that spans a time period that exceeds a time threshold value is identified. Each negative slope region around an inflection point in the combined data stream that has negative slope, a magnitude that exceeds an amplitude threshold value and that spans a time period that exceeds a time threshold value is identified. A step count is incremented for each occurrence of an identified positive slope region that is separated by an identified negative slope region as a step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Sourabh Ravindran
  • Patent number: 11054817
    Abstract: An apparatus, methods and systems for collecting data related to an industrial environment are disclosed. A monitoring system can include a data collector communicatively coupled to a plurality of input channels relating to an aspect of an industrial production process, a data storage structured to store a plurality of detection values, a data analysis circuit structured to interpret a subset of the detection values to determine a state value comprising at least one of a process state or a component state, an optimization circuit structured to analyze a subset of the detection values and the state value, using at least one of a neural net or an expert system, to provide an adjustment recommendation, and an analysis response circuit structured to adjust the industrial production process in response to the adjustment recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Strong Force IoT Portfolio 2016, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Howard Cella, Gerald William Duffy, Jr., Jeffrey P. McGuckin, Mehul Desai
  • Patent number: 11047496
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for detecting water leaks and mitigating the damage caused by the detected leaks. The system may include a processor and a storage device storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations may include obtaining sensor data that is generated by one or more flow rate sensors located at a property, obtaining status data that is generated by one or more connected water shutoff valves located at the property, determining, based on (i) the obtained sensor data and (ii) the obtained status data whether a water leak has been detected at the property, and in response to determining, based on (i) the obtained sensor data and (ii) the obtained status data, that a water leak has been detected at the property, initiating performance of one or more water damage mitigation operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Ian McConnell
  • Patent number: 11036824
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for detecting and identifying anomalies within a discrete wavelet database. In one implementation, the system may include one or more memories storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions. The instructions may include instructions to receive a new wavelet, convert the net transaction to a wavelet, convert the wavelet to a tensor using an exponential smoothing average, calculate a difference field between the tensor and a field having one or more previous transactions represented as tensors, perform a weighted summation of the difference field to produce a difference vector, apply one or more models to the difference vector to determine a likelihood of the new wavelet representing an anomaly, and add the new wavelet to the field when the likelihood is below a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Deep Labs Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Faith
  • Patent number: 11035674
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for navigation in a GPS-denied environment that do not rely on locations of known points. Instead, the operator can measure distance and/or inclination as well as azimuth to arbitrary points on the visual horizon (or sub-horizon) from their location. These observations can then be compared to precomputed distances and inclinations for corresponding azimuths to the visual horizon of a grid of points based on known surface terrain data. The closest grid point to the observer's location obtained in this way can be refined using a model of the surrounding environment, allowing for the operators position to be quickly and accurately determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Research Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk B. Warnaar, David H. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11029680
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a monitoring system for data collection in an industrial environment including a data collector communicatively coupled to a plurality of input channels connected to data collection points operatively coupled to at least one of an oil production component or gas production component; a data storage structured to store a plurality of diagnostic frequency band ranges for the at least one of an oil production component or gas production component; a data acquisition circuit structured to interpret a plurality of detection values from the plurality of input channels; and a data analysis circuit structured to analyze the plurality of detection values to determine measured frequency band data and compare the measured frequency band data to the plurality of diagnostic frequency band ranges, and to diagnose an operational parameter of the least one of an oil production component or gas production component in response to the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Strong Force IoT Portfolio 2016, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Howard Cella, Gerald William Duffy, Jr., Jeffrey P. McGuckin, Mehul Desai
  • Patent number: 11009430
    Abstract: A method for monitoring operation of a plant via a plurality of sensors includes: a) determining respective temporal waveforms of measurement values recordable with the sensors during normal operation of the plant, b) determining dependencies between the determined temporal waveforms of the measurement values, c) recording respective temporal waveforms of measurement values with the sensors during the operating mode to be monitored of the plant, and d) deciding whether a fault is present in the operating mode to be monitored of the plant by evaluating the recorded temporal waveforms on the basis of the determined dependencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vornwald, Adrien Mouaffo Tiadjio, Christoph Maier, Jochen Mueller, Patric Brand, Peter Rehbein, Roman Ritter, Thomas Inderwies, Wolfgang Rueppel
  • Patent number: 10996202
    Abstract: To acquire information relating to degradation of a pipe on the basis of information that can be acquired using a simple method. The analysis device according to one embodiment is provided with: a determining unit for determining whether or not the accuracy of a pipe network model based on information that includes a parameter that changes in value in accordance with degradation of a pipe satisfies a predetermined criterion; and a derivation unit for deriving information relating to degradation of the pipe, based on the parameter, if the accuracy satisfies the predetermined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu Kusumoto, Katsumi Kikuchi, Takahiro Kumura
  • Patent number: 10990091
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for analyzing an investigated complex system the complex system including a plurality of system components, the method includes the steps of providing a base virtual object oriented data model including abstract components corresponding to system components of the investigated complex system, wherein each abstract component of the base virtual object oriented data model includes parameters and attributes of the respective system component of the investigated complex system; mapping sensor tags of sensors deployed in the investigated complex system (2) and/or event names of events received from the investigated complex system to the parameters of the abstract components of the provided base virtual object oriented data model to generate a dedicated data model for the system type of the investigated complex system; and performing a failure mode and/or a root-cause analysis of the investigated complex system on the basis of the dedicated data model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Giuseppe Fabio Ceschini, Alexey Fishkin, Mikhail Roshchin, Stuart Watson
  • Patent number: 10985411
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and method for managing a battery. The battery management apparatus includes a thickness calculator configured to calculate a thickness of a battery on the basis of a capacitance of the battery and an information generator configured to generate a battery-state information by subtracting an increase in a thickness of the battery according to temperature of the battery from the calculated thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Kee Sohn, Dae Bong Jung
  • Patent number: 10980157
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus among a plurality of information processing apparatuses included within an information processing system, the information processing apparatus including a memory, a processor coupled to the memory and configured to perform information processing, and a controller configured to acquire a plurality of sensor data items output from each a plurality of sensors arranged in a liquid cooling system cooling the plurality of information processing apparatuses and abnormality information relating to the liquid cooling system stored by another information processing apparatus among the plurality of information processing apparatuses, detect an abnormality of the liquid cooling system based on the acquired sensor data items and the abnormality information, obtain a range of influence of the detected abnormality of the liquid cooling system based on the detected abnormality, and control the information processing apparatus based on the range of influence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Takayuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10978173
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for reducing a noise level of a data set for a target analyte in a sample. The present invention can reduce a noise level of a data set to a proper level conveniently by applying a noise-reduction ratio to the data set thereby the possibility of false positive may be reduced effectively. According to the present invention, the calibrated data set is obtained by using the noise-reduction ratio, so that the noise level of a data set is reduced without change of signal ratio between the data point in the data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SEEGENE, INC.
    Inventors: Jong Yoon Chun, Young Jo Lee, Han Bit Lee
  • Patent number: 10976457
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for seismic exploration of an underground structure obtain improved images by integrating partial match filtering in an FWI. Filtered (auxiliary) data replaces one of the observed data and the synthetic data in the FWI's objective function to avoid cycle skipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CGG SERVICES SAS
    Inventors: James Cooper, Andrew Ratcliffe, Gordon Poole
  • Patent number: 10966666
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for probabilistically estimating an individual's sleep stage based on spectral analyses of pulse rate and motion data. In one implementation, the method may include receiving signals from sensors worn by the individual, the signals including a photoplethysmographic (PPG) signal and an accelerometer signal; dividing the PPG signal into segments; determining a beat interval associated with each segment; resampling the set of beat intervals to generate an interval signal; and generating signal features based on the interval signal and the accelerometer signal, including a spectrogram of the interval signal. The method may further include determining a sleep stage for the individual by comparing the signal features to a sleep stage classifier included in a learning library. The sleep stage classifier may include one or more functions defining a likelihood that the individual is in the sleep stage based on the signal features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: David Ben Shimol, Ali Shoeb
  • Patent number: 10972858
    Abstract: A method for processing an audio signal in accordance with a room impulse response is described. The audio signal is separately processed with an early part and a late reverberation of the room impulse response, and the processed early part of the audio signal and the reverberated signal are combined. A transition from the early part to the late reverberation in the room impulse response is reached when a correlation measure reaches a threshold, the threshold being set dependent on the correlation measure for a selected one of the early reflections in the early part of the room impulse response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Simone Neukam, Jan Plogsties
  • Patent number: 10962679
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of acquiring the rock component content in a stratum, the method comprising: on the basis of acquired element capture spectroscopy logging data, performing normalization processing on each element yield in the stratum rock components; on the basis of an element yield curve obtained from the normalization processing and a pre-established stratum rock interpretation model, establishing a logging curve response equation set; and utilizing the established logging curve response equation set and an optimization algorithm, calculating the content of a rock component in a stratum. The method and device can directly process element yield data of element capture spectroscopy logging, and can improve the accuracy of calculating the rock component in a stratum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: PETROCHINA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Hongliang Wu, Zhou Feng, Ning Li, Kewen Wang, Qingfu Feng, Gong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10965485
    Abstract: An agent analysis system includes a terminal product system, a remote diagnosis system (RDS), and an agent analyzer. The terminal product system is supplied with a power source and provided with a current sensor to sense the power source. The RDS is used to transmit at least one control instruction via internet for the terminal product system. They agent analyzer is used to communicate with the terminal product system and the RDS, and configured to measure and analyze the electricity use characteristics of the terminal product system to be transmitted to the RDS; and receive and convert the control instruction from the RDS via internet for the terminal product system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: DARTPOINT TECH. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Lin Kang, Chao-Yuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10962665
    Abstract: A method according to one aspect for deghosting seismic data includes determining wave heights in an area wherein marine seismic data have been acquired by actuating a seismic energy source in a body of water and detecting seismic energy at each of a plurality of spaced apart seismic receivers deployed in the water. A reflectivity distribution function of the water surface is determined using the determined wave heights. A ghost function is determined from the reflectivity distribution function. The ghost function is applied to the marine seismic data to deghost the marine seismic data. In other embodiments, the reflectivity distribution function may be used to invert notional source signatures from near field seismic energy or modeling/attenuation free-surface multiples for both land and marine seismic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: DownUnder GeoSolutions Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Gary Hampson
  • Patent number: 10948329
    Abstract: Managing a lifecycle of a container includes defining a plurality of states, each state corresponding to a particular phase in the lifecycle of the container, determining one or more current properties of the container while a current defined state of the container is in a first defined state of the plurality of defined states, and controlling an action associated with the container based on at least the first defined state and the one or more determined properties of the container. Determining one or more current properties of the container may include determining a current fill level of the container and information about at least one other current physical property of the container. Controlling an action may include changing the defined state of the container from the first defined state to a second defined state of the plurality of defined states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MyOmega Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Moeller