Patents Examined by Regis J Betsch
  • Patent number: 10983945
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and computer programs are presented for consolidating overlapping data provided by multiple sources. One method includes operations for associating a plurality of devices to a user, each device operable to capture data associated with the user, and for receiving, from the plurality of devices, captured data about a first activity associated with a first period of time. Additionally, the method includes operations for detecting that the received captured data from two or more devices provide overlapping information about the first activity, and for evaluating one or more rules for consolidating the overlapping information to produce consolidated data. The consolidated data provides a unified view of the first activity during the first period of time. The consolidated data is stored in permanent storage and made available for presentation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Andrew Molettiere, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, Jung Ook Hong, Andrew Cole Axley, James Park
  • Patent number: 10976162
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an absolute position acquiring section that acquires an absolute position of a user, an acquiring section that acquires a first value indicating a walking tempo of the user who is walking, a calculation section that calculates a second value indicating a step or a traveling speed of the user by using, as a trigger, movement of a predetermined distance based on the absolute position, and a learning section that learns a correspondence between the first value and the second value by using the second value calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masato Kimishima
  • Patent number: 10976357
    Abstract: A method for determining the fault location of a ground fault relating to a line of a three-phase electrical energy supply network with an ungrounded neutral point, in which current and voltage values are measured at one line end of the line. Following the occurrence of a ground fault on the line, the location of the fault is defined using the measured current and voltage values. The measured current and voltage values are converted into ?-components and 0-components of a Clarke transformation, a location-dependent characteristic function of ?-component and 0-component fault voltage values is defined in each case using the converted components and a propagation model for travelling waves on the line. The fault location is determined to be the location at which the two characteristic functions exhibit the closest match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Cezary Dzienis, Andreas Jurisch
  • Patent number: 10976180
    Abstract: Systems and methods detect steps from one or more sensed accelerometer signals. Systems comprise an accelerometer and a non-transitory computer readable medium, each of which communicates with a processor. The accelerometer is coupled to an individual and generates outputs received by the processor. The non-transitory computer readable medium stores instructions controlling the processor to perform steps of a method. The processor determines a minimum and a maximum reading for respective time periods. Counted peak heights are maxima that exceed a rest threshold. The rest threshold may be a function of the rest maximum. The processor determines a peak threshold for each time period having a counted peak height. A counted amplitude comprises the difference between the maximum reading and minimum readings of a time period in which the counted peak height exceeds the peak threshold. The processor increments a step counter when a counted amplitude exceeds an amplitude threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: OPTUM LABS, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory R. Romrell, Ryan J. H. Brunt, Jon Benjamin Griffith, Joseph Roxas
  • Patent number: 10969241
    Abstract: Systems and methods detect steps from one or more sensed accelerometer signals. Systems comprise an accelerometer and a non-transitory computer readable medium, each of which communicates with a processor. The accelerometer is coupled to an individual and generates outputs received by the processor. The non-transitory computer readable medium stores instructions controlling the processor to perform steps of a method. The processor determines a minimum and a maximum reading for respective time periods. Counted peak heights are maxima that exceed a rest threshold. The rest threshold may be a function of the rest maximum. The processor determines a peak threshold for each time period having a counted peak height. A counted amplitude comprises the difference between the maximum reading and minimum readings of a time period in which the counted peak height exceeds the peak threshold. The processor increments a step counter when a counted amplitude exceeds an amplitude threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: OPTUM LABS, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory R. Romrell, Ryan J. H. Brunt, Jon Benjamin Griffith, Joseph Roxas
  • Patent number: 10969261
    Abstract: A fluid manifold is capable of channeling and monitoring fluid flow within a fluid distribution system. The manifold includes one or more input lumens. Each input lumen associated with a respective inlet port. The manifold also includes a plurality of output lumens such that each output lumen is associated with a respective outlet port and at least one input lumen is coupled to two or more output lumens. The manifold also includes one or more flow sensors capable of measuring fluid flow parameters of fluid flowing through at least one of the one or more input lumens and the plurality of output lumens. In some implementations, a flow sensor can be mounted to each output lumen of the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Reliance Worldwide Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Leaders, Matthew Shane Smith, Francis M. Mess, Samuel Elia, Jorge C. Almirall, Brian Gestner
  • Patent number: 10969407
    Abstract: Methods and measurements systems are disclosed relating to use of a soft front panel (SFP) to display results of measurement functions. A measurement device may concurrently perform two or more measurement functions to produce two or more respective signal measurements, wherein each measurement function comprises an acquisition function and a processing function. A computer may be configured to display information on a soft front panel on the display device corresponding to two or more of the signal measurements. The computer may receive, from a user, a selection of an update option, wherein the update option indicates a trigger that causes the displayed information to update. Responsive to receiving an indication that the trigger has occurred, the computer may update the displayed information on the soft front panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew D. Kisler, Nigel G. D'Souza, Jon Bellin
  • Patent number: 10961842
    Abstract: A method of estimating an influx profile for at least one well fluid to a producing petroleum well with two or more influx zones or influx locations to a production flow, wherein the well comprises tracer sources with distinct tracer materials in known levels of the well, at least one of said tracer sources arranged downstream and exposed to the fluids in at least one of said influx zones, wherein each said tracer source has an even release rate to said well fluid, characterised in that one or more of the tracer sources is provided in one or more delay chambers for ventilating out fluid with leaked tracer material at a time constant which is significantly longer than the diffusion rate from the tracer source to the well fluid, wherein the method further comprises: providing samples, the samples collected from the production flow at a location downstream of the tracer sources during a time period in which the tracer transient is detectable at the downstream location, analysing said samples for concentration an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: RESMAN AS
    Inventor: Fridtjof Nyhavn
  • Patent number: 10949499
    Abstract: A method and server for generating values of an overall evaluation criterion (OEC) to be used during a control/treatment testing is provided. The method comprises, for each of the control and treatment versions: receiving datasets indicative of user interactions; determining first sets of values of a first per-user metric; and determining second sets of values of a second per-user metric. The method comprises selecting a linearization value. The method comprises, for each one of the control and treatment versions, determining linearized sets of values where values in a given linearized set are differences between (i) values of the first set from (ii) values of the second set that are weighted by the linearization value; and generating OEC values based on the linearized sets. Difference between OEC values is indicative of a magnitude and direction of the change in interactions between the versions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Valeriya Dmitrievna Tsoy, Roman Yakovlevich Budylin, Aleksey Valerievich Drutsa, Ilya Vladimirovich Katsev
  • Patent number: 10948101
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing device and method for controlling the device are provided. The device includes a housing defining a fluid outlet. A valve controls the flow of fluid to the outlet. A sensor is configured to detect an object outside of and proximate to the housing. A solenoid is configured to move the valve between an open position and a closed position. A controller is configured to receive the output signal of the sensor, determine a characteristic of noise in the output signal such as a level of noise; adjust at least one of a sampling rate of the output signal and an amount of filtering of the output signal responsive to the characteristic of noise in the output signal, and transmit a control signal to the solenoid responsive to the output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MASCO CANADA LIMITED
    Inventors: David Paul Morrish, Bryan Fisher
  • Patent number: 10945630
    Abstract: Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) is used in conjunction with continuous glucose monitors and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to enable in-vivo sensor calibration, gross (sensor) failure analysis, and intelligent sensor diagnostics and fault detection. An equivalent circuit model is defined, and circuit elements are used to characterize sensor behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Andrea Varsavsky, Fei Yu, Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 10942029
    Abstract: A tracking system for tracking a moving target includes a processor and a tracking module that implements an iterative process for tracking the moving target. The iterative process includes receiving sensor data for a current state of the moving target. The process also includes applying a filter engine to the sensor data and a measure of error of a previous prediction of the current state of the target to produce a first estimate for an upcoming state and a first measure of error thereof. The process also includes receiving from at least one second tracking system, at least one second estimate for the upcoming state and second measure of error thereof. The process further includes defining a consensus estimate for the upcoming state and a consensus measure of error thereof using the first estimate and the at least one second estimate and the first and second measure of error thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Hyukseong Kwon, David W. Payton, Chong Ding
  • Patent number: 10942119
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for receiving light that has traveled from an optical source through an atmosphere along a distance. The system includes: a receiver lens system having an aperture and being arranged to receive the light from the optical source; a beam splitter; an imaging lens; an image processing component; a photodetector system; and a refractive index structure parameter component. The photodetector system outputs data associated with averaged scintillation data of the aperture. The image processing component generates a normalized covariance curve based on a first portion of the received light. The refractive index structure parameter component generates a refractive index structure parameter, Cn2, of the atmosphere along the distance based on the data associated with averaged scintillation data of the aperture and the normalized covariance curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: David T. Wayne, Galen D. Cauble
  • Patent number: 10934811
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of computer-implemented methods, computing systems, and program products for analyzing a flood operation on a hydrocarbon reservoir. For example, an embodiment of a computer implemented method for analyzing a flood operation for a hydrocarbon reservoir having a plurality of zones is provided. The embodiment includes receiving injection profile data (ILT) and injection rates. The embodiment also uses the received injection profile data and injection rates to split each injection well into multiple zonal level injectors. The embodiment also includes running capacitance resistance modeling treating each zonal level injector as a single injector, where running capacitance resistance modeling includes generating interwell connectivities at the zonal level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Morteza Sayarpour, Tiantian Zhang, Carmen C. Hinds
  • Patent number: 10935369
    Abstract: A two-dimension layout system identifies points and their coordinates, and transfers identified points on a solid surface to other surfaces in a vertical direction. Two leveling laser light transmitters are used with a remote unit to control certain functions. The laser transmitters rotate about the azimuth, and emit vertical (plumb) laser planes. After being set up using benchmark points, the projected lines of the laser planes will intersect on the floor of a jobsite at any point of interest in a virtual floor plan, under control of a user with the remote unit. An “active target” can be used to more automatically create benchmarks. A laser distance meter can be installed on base units to automatically scan a room or a wall to determine certain key features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventors: James N. Hayes, Chris W. Snyder, Ayman Hajmousa, Eric Keith Unger
  • Patent number: 10928537
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method of predicting a location of one or more features of an earth formation during a downhole operation includes acquiring reference data and identifying one or more reference data sections, each reference data section corresponding to a feature of interest and having an associated depth or depth interval, deploying a drilling assembly and drilling a target borehole in the earth formation, and performing measurements during the operation by a downhole measurement device to generate measurement data. The method also includes performing one or more correlations of the one or more measurement data sections with one or more reference data sections; and predicting at least one of a depth of a subsequent feature of interest located beyond a current carrier depth and a point in time of a future event associated with the subsequent feature of interest based on the correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Anne Bartetzko, Stefan Wessling
  • Patent number: 10921429
    Abstract: An obstacle detection device (10) is provided with a distance measurement sensor (11) which measures a detection distance to an object to be detected, a detection image generation unit (30a) which generates a detection image indicating a presence of the object to be detected in a detection range, based on a result of measurement by the distance measurement sensor (11), a rainfall determination unit (30b) which performs a rainfall determination of whether or not a region in the detection range is in a rainfall state, a rain removal processing unit (30c) which executes a rain removal process for removing the isolated points from the detection image, and an obstacle determination unit (30d) which performs an obstacle determination of whether or not the object to be detected is an obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masakazu Ohira, Daisuke Tani
  • Patent number: 10921154
    Abstract: In example implementations, an apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes an interface, an inheritance engine, an anomaly detection module and a processor. The interface communicates with a sensor array. The inheritance engine is used to create a model of the sensor array based on information collected from the each one of a plurality of nodes in the sensor array over the interface. The anomaly detection engine is used to monitor the sensor array in accordance with the model to detect an anomaly and initiate a corrective action to correct the anomaly in two or more of the plurality of nodes within the sensor array simultaneously. The processor is in communication with the inheritance engine and the anomaly detection engine is used to execute instructions associated with the inheritance engine and the anomaly detection engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Parag Doshi, Satwant Kaur, Babak Makkinejad, Corey Wick
  • Patent number: 10914302
    Abstract: An analysis system may determine a discharge pressure or a suction pressure using a single measurement sensor coupled to a computing device. The measurement sensor may include a pressure sensor or a strain sensor. In some aspects, the pressure sensor may generate a pressure signal representing the total pressure in a chamber of the pressure pump. The computing device may apply an envelope filter to the pressure signal to determine the discharge or suction pressure in the chamber from the pressure signal. In other aspects, the strain sensor may generate a strain signal representing the strain in the chamber. The computing device may determine the discharge or suction portions of the strain signal and may correlate the portions with a predetermined internal pressure for the pressure pump to determine the discharge or suction pressure in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph A. Beisel
  • Patent number: 10916334
    Abstract: A sample analysis system is provided with: a reference substance database including measurement results and component classification information of reference substances obtained by each analysis device on information of each reference substance; a reference substance designation unit; a measurement result collation unit to obtain the commonality of the components, the difference between the physical quantities of the respective components, and the degree of coincidence of the measurement results for each analysis device for the designated reference substance; an integration coincidence degree calculation unit to obtain an integration degree of coincidence; and a judgment unit to judge whether or not the difference between the contents of contained components is within an allowable range and classify the corresponding component based on the component classification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Hisamitsu Akamaru