Patents Examined by Paul D Lee
  • Patent number: 10584990
    Abstract: A method for operating a measuring apparatus, comprising the steps as follows: ascertaining a flow velocity; comparing the ascertained flow velocity with a threshold value, which corresponds to a critical loading, especially to a resonant frequency, of a measuring apparatus immersion body protruding into the flow; and outputting a report, which signals reaching of a critical flow and/or frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: ENDRESS + HAUSER WETZER GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Pavo Vrdoljak, Peter Seefeld
  • Patent number: 10571444
    Abstract: A computer program product for providing data to a distributed blockchain database includes a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith. The program instructions are executable by a computer to cause the computer to receive sensor data from a first sensor unit at a first location, receive additional data corresponding to a first parameter at the first location and forecast data corresponding to the first parameter at the first location, convert the sensor data into a standardized format, generate predicted future sensor data based on a comparison between the additional data, the sensor data, and the forecast data, write the sensor data, the additional data, and predicted future sensor data into a ledger. and submit the ledger to a distributed blockchain database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Risham Y. Chokshi, Autumn Good, William Livesey, Andie Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10534037
    Abstract: A device includes an interface and a processor. The interface receives information for a parameter indicative of a status of a battery. The processor calculates a remaining capacity of the battery, calculates a capacity ratio of the calculated remaining capacity to a capacity reference of the battery, compares the parameter with a parameter reference to generate a first comparison result, compares the capacity ratio with a ratio reference to generate a second comparison result, sets an amount according to the first and second comparison results, and changes the calculated remaining capacity by the amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: O2Micro Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Yuan, Yingguo Zhang, Zhibin Hua, Hua-Yi Wang, Ping Liu
  • Patent number: 10527505
    Abstract: A method for sensing. The method includes the steps of transmitting mechanical forces to one or more printed mechanical sensing elements. There is the step of sending prompting signals associated with the mechanical forces to a computer in communication with one or more printed diodes and the one or more printed mechanical sensing elements. There is the step of reconstructing with the computer the mechanical forces that were applied to the one or more printed mechanical sensing elements. An apparatus for sensing. The apparatus includes a computer. The apparatus includes one or more printed electronic diodes and printed mechanical sensing elements connected to the computer, the one or more printed electronic diodes detect mechanical signals applied to the one or more mechanical-sensing elements and that provide corresponding values to the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Grau, Charles Hendee
  • Patent number: 10527745
    Abstract: A method of processing geological data comprising a plurality of geological surfaces within a geological volume is provided. The method includes the steps of: (i) specifying a well trajectory which extends through the geological volume; (ii) identifying the geological surfaces within the volume which are intersected by the trajectory; (iii) determining, for each intersected surface, the depth, the dip angle and the dip direction of the surface at the point of intersection with the trajectory; and (iv) predicting a well log for the trajectory, the log specifying the depths, dip angles and dip directions of the intersected geological surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lars Sonneland, Hallgrim Ludvigsen, Bjorn Harald Fotland
  • Patent number: 10502601
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure are directed to a obtaining a first plurality of signals associated with a fluid flow in a pipe, processing, by a processor, the first plurality of signals to obtain a first plot of power associated with first vortices in the fluid flow and a flow rate of the fluid flow in the pipe over a first flow rate range, determining, by the processor, that a maximum value of the power in the first plot corresponds to a maximum value of the flow rate included in the first flow rate range or that the power is increasing as a function of the flow rate towards an end of the first plot, and based on said determining, multiplying, by the processor, values of the first flow rate range to obtain a second flow rate range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Expro Meters, Inc.
    Inventors: Minfu Lu, Michael Sapack
  • Patent number: 10496086
    Abstract: A method for determining gas turbine engine fleet performance deterioration includes receiving data indicative of deterioration parameter values for a plurality of gas turbine engines. The method also includes determining an average deterioration parameter value for each gas turbine engine at a plurality of intervals, and further determining an individual engine slope between the average deterioration parameter value at each adjacent interval for each gas turbine engine. The method also includes determining a fleet average slope between each adjacent interval based on the individual engine slopes between each adjacent interval, the determined fleet average slopes being usable to determine a performance deterioration of a gas turbine engine in the fleet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Carlos Jose Garciamoreno, Juan Pablo Arroyo, David Lacey Doel, Tim Horejs, Pablo Ochoa
  • Patent number: 10489201
    Abstract: A technique for monitoring a shared hardware resource in a computer system running at least two partitions includes collecting measurement data from the hardware resource. An aggregation of the measurement data over a certain time interval is computed. A noise level value adapted to a workload is calculated using a workload dependent heuristic. Noise data, based on the calculated noise level value, is generated. The computed aggregation of measurement data is mixed with the generated noise data. The mixed aggregation of measurement data is output to an external interface for monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Reinhard Buendgen, Ulrich Mayer, Klaus Werner, Matthias Huber
  • Patent number: 10470719
    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: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: David Ben Shimol, Ali Shoeb
  • Patent number: 10473570
    Abstract: A method for controlling a repair of at least one non-autonomic extrinsic self-healing material in an object, the method including: triggering, by a server, at least one sensor element embedded in the at least one non-autonomic extrinsic self-healing material to initiate a testing procedure, receiving a result of the testing procedure, analyzing the result, determining capability information of the sensor element with an inquiry, receiving the capability information, determining a triggering instruction to the sensor element on the basis of the capability information, delivering the triggering instruction to utilize an applicable capability of the sensor element to the sensor element. A server implementing the method and a system are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Telia Company AB
    Inventor: Timo Saija
  • Patent number: 10474244
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided herein for analyzing, monitoring, and/or influencing a user's behavioral gesture in real-time. A gesture recognition method may be provided. The method may comprise: obtaining sensor data collected using at least one sensor located on a wearable device, wherein said wearable device is configured to be worn by a user; and analyzing the sensor data to determine a probability of the user performing a predefined gesture, wherein the probability is determined based in part on a magnitude of a motion vector in the sensor data, and without comparing the motion vector to one or more physical motion profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Somatix, Inc.
    Inventors: Eran Ofir, Uri Schatzberg
  • Patent number: 10466376
    Abstract: Methods and systems for deriving S-wave velocity information from the low-frequency content of ambient noise are described. The ambient noise can be collected on a dedicated record or on a production record associated with the receivers of a three-dimensional seismic survey. The methods and systems use one of a plurality of analysis models selected based on quality factors of the ambient noise data. The methods and systems analyze the data at a plurality of single frequencies then transform the velocity versus frequency data into velocity versus depth data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CGG SERVICES SAS
    Inventors: Julien Meunier, Thomas Bianchi, Fabien Espeute
  • Patent number: 10459763
    Abstract: A technique for monitoring a shared hardware resource in a computer system running at least two partitions includes collecting measurement data from the hardware resource. An aggregation of the measurement data over a certain time interval is computed. A noise level value adapted to a workload is calculated using a workload dependent heuristic. Noise data, based on the calculated noise level value, is generated. The computed aggregation of measurement data is mixed with the generated noise data. The mixed aggregation of measurement data is output to an external interface for monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Reinhard Buendgen, Ulrich Mayer, Klaus Werner, Matthias Huber
  • Patent number: 10451648
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for governing sensor data readings from a plurality of input sensors onboard a communications device. An inventory of available input sensors is generated, and a set of requested input sensors from an application running on the communications device is received. The requested input sensors that are absent from the inventory of available input sensors is identified, and based upon received measured values from the available input sensors, equivalent values for those absent input sensors are derived. The accuracy and precision of the measured and equivalent sensor values are estimated, and those measurements not meeting certain thresholds are filtered. The measured values and the derived equivalent values meeting the predetermined thresholds for accuracy and precision, and the filtered measured values and the filtered derived equivalent values are output to the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Lumini Corporation
    Inventors: Nils Forsblom, Maximilian Metti, Angelo Scandaliato
  • Patent number: 10445401
    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: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Deep Labs Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Faith
  • Patent number: 10433097
    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: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Simone Fueg, Jan Plogsties
  • Patent number: 10422917
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems, methods, and computer program products for evaluating sand-resistivity and/or sand-conductivity, as well as saturation in laminated shale-sand formations with biaxial anisotropy (BA) in resistivity. In one embodiment, the method determines sand resistivity (Rsd) of the laminated shale-sand formation directly from triaxial resistivities (Rx, Ry, and Rz) of the laminated shale-sand formation based on a bimodal model with BA anisotropy. In another embodiment, the method determines sand resistivity (Rsd) directly based on a bimodal model with transverse isotropy (TI) anisotropy using the triaxial resistivities, horizontal resistivity, and vertical resistivity (Rx, Ry, Rz, Rh, and Rv). In another disclosed embodiment, the above methods may be used to perform quality control on a determined sand-resistivity and saturation of a laminated shale-sand formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Junsheng Hou
  • Patent number: 10424497
    Abstract: A wafer carrier including a case having an opening at one end, slots disposed in the case and receiving wafers, and a wireless communication circuitry disposed on an inner sidewall of the case and configured to detect humidity of a gas contained in the case may be provided. The wireless communication circuitry may be further configured to compare the detected humidity with a threshold humidity predetermined, and transmit a first warning signal to an external host via wireless communication when the detected humidity is greater than the threshold humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bum-Soo Kim, Philwoong Jung, Yoonmi Lee, Hangryong Lim, Manyoung Shin, Young Hoon Son
  • Patent number: 10415976
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for processing a wearing state of a wearable device. Embodiments of the present invention achieve the purpose of obtaining an actual wearing state of the wearable device by obtaining a space quaternion parameter of the wearable device worn by the user, then obtaining a posture angle of the wearable device according to the space quaternion parameter, and then obtaining a measurement wearing state of the wearable device according to the posture angle of the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING GALAXY RAINTAI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lingxiao Ou, Wenwen Yan
  • Patent number: 10393608
    Abstract: An arithmetic processing unit included in a pressure change measuring apparatus includes a differential pressure calculation unit configured to obtain a pressure difference between an inner pressure of a cavity and a pressure to be measured based on an output signal of a differential pressure measuring cantilever. A pressure-to-be-measured calculating unit calculates the pressure to be measured based on a set inner pressure of the cavity and the differential pressure calculated by the differential pressure calculation unit. A flow rate calculating unit calculates a flowing quantity of a pressure transmission medium flowing into and out of the cavity for every unit of a predetermined time period based on the differential pressure calculated by the differential pressure calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Yoko Shinohara, Takeshi Uchiyama, Manabu Oumi, Masayuki Suda