Patents Examined by Ricky Ngon
  • Patent number: 10488432
    Abstract: Methods and systems for compensating for the absence or loss of a sensor measurement in a heading reference system such as an aircraft attitude and heading reference system, integrated standby unit, or vehicle inertial system, provides an estimate of the lost sensor measurement by estimating the bank angle after a detected vehicle turn. The estimate of the bank angle may also be used to estimate the vehicle's speed. Additionally, when the lost sensor measurement is a temperature measurement, the described methods and systems offer an improvement over estimating air temperature using a standard (e.g., ISA) model. The methods and systems also allow for the refinement of computed estimates using filtering techniques, such as low-pass or Kalman filtering. The methods may be iteratively repeated for each detected turn in order to maintain an accurate estimate of the lost sensor measurement or other estimates, such as vehicle speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS & SUPPORT, INC.
    Inventor: Shahram Askarpour
  • Patent number: 10488377
    Abstract: A system and method for processing data in chromatographic systems is described. In an implementation, the system and method includes processing data generated by a chromatographic system to generate processed data, analyzing the processed data, and preparing and providing results based on the processed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: LECO Corporation
    Inventors: Jihong Wang, Peter Markel Willis
  • Patent number: 10481210
    Abstract: Lithium ion battery state of charge (SOC) is a function of open circuit voltage (OCV). Battery internal diffusion process needs to be nearly completed to be able to measure battery open circuit voltage. The length of the minimum settling time depends on the battery type, usage and temperature. Described are methods to determine electric vehicle battery voltage relaxation time based on battery temperature and usage history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Xu Wang, Xiaoguang Chang, Chuan He
  • Patent number: 10481042
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for monitoring the function of a machine element lubricated by a lubricant. The method includes receiving measured values concerning the lubricant, determining a current chemical composition of the lubricant on the basis of the measured values, comparing the current chemical composition with chemical compositions known in advance, which are stored in a database, wherein function failure tendency values for the use of lubricants having the chemical compositions known in advance in connection with machine elements composed of materials known in advance are stored in the database, identifying a function failure tendency value on the basis of the comparison step, and outputting the function failure tendency value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Walter Holweger, Marcus Wolf, Matthias Goss
  • Patent number: 10480718
    Abstract: Automated methods and systems for diverting transmix from a petroleum pipeline are provided to reduce the overall production of transmix on the pipeline, based on pre-defined programmed cut-points associated with the various subtypes of hydrocarbon carried on the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Texon LP
    Inventors: John Colin Robbins, Larry D. Mattingly, Gary S. Wawak
  • Patent number: 10470661
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to calibrate an analyte concentration sensor within a biological system, generally using only a signal from the analyte concentration sensor. For example, at a steady state, the analyte concentration value within the biological system is known, and the same may provide a source for calibration. Similar techniques may be employed with slow-moving averages. Variations are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Arturo Garcia, Peter C. Simpson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Stephen J. Vanslyke
  • Patent number: 10470660
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to calibrate an analyte concentration sensor within a biological system, generally using only a signal from the analyte concentration sensor. For example, at a steady state, the analyte concentration value within the biological system is known, and the same may provide a source for calibration. Similar techniques may be employed with slow-moving averages. Variations are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Arturo Garcia, Peter C. Simpson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Stephen J. Vanslyke
  • Patent number: 10466135
    Abstract: Systems and methods determine a pump efficiency of a fluid pump. A characteristic of fluid flow of a fluid is monitored at a first point and at a second point on a flow path of the fluid pump. Fluid leakage that is a difference in the characteristic of the fluid flow at the first point and the second point is determined. The fluid leakage is compared to a nominal fluid flow for the fluid pump. The pump efficiency for the fluid pump is generated based on the comparison of the fluid leakage to the nominal fluid flow. The pump efficiency is an indicator as to an amount of fluid leakage that is leaked from the flow path as compared to the amount of fluid leakage when operating with the minimal amount of fluid leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: IoT Diagnostics LLC
    Inventors: Rex A. Wetherill, John Rasmussen, Jon Prescott
  • Patent number: 10466282
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media are disclosed for monitoring photovoltaic solar systems. In some examples, the system includes a solar power measurement input for coupling to a solar panel system, a measurement circuit configured to measure power produced by the solar panel system using the solar power measurement input, and a data transmission system. The measurement circuit is configured, by virtue of the measurement circuit including electrical components rated to at least a certain tolerance level, to take revenue-grade power measurements from the solar power measurement input with a level of accuracy that meets a national or international metering standard. The data transmission system is configured to transmit the revenue-grade power measurements from the measurement circuit to a remote system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SUNPOWER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Udo Uebel, Gaurang Kavaiya, Kevin Fischer, Carl Lenox, Donald Scrutchfield
  • Patent number: 10459013
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that can estimate a transfer function, for example of current measurement systems, voltage measurement systems and power measurement systems, and also provide an estimate of certainty about the transfer function. This enables customers to have confidence that they are not being overcharged for electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Analog Devices Global
    Inventors: Jonathan Ephraim David Hurwitz, Seyed Amir Ali Danesh, William Michael James Holland, John Stuart
  • Patent number: 10460404
    Abstract: Devices and methods comprise determining an actual weather independent energy consumption value and actual weather dependent energy consumption value of a building. The devices and methods further comprise, obtaining energy simulation information from a data source. Further, an ideal weather independent energy consumption value and one or more ideal loads are generated based on the energy simulation information, building information, and total energy consumption of the building. The devices and methods further comprise determining a benchmarking score for the building using the actual weather independent energy consumption value, the actual weather dependent energy consumption value, the ideal weather independent energy consumption value, and the one or more ideal loads for managing energy consumption associated with the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Maathangi Sankar, Venkataramakrishna P, Shiva R Iyer, Venkatesh Sarangan, Arunchandar Vasan, Anand Sivasubramaniam
  • Patent number: 10451416
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an analysis application is used to optimize sensor placement by minimizing information entropy or maximizing total modal energy. These objectives are achieved by implementing a two-part optimization procedure, involving generating an evaluation database that stores an information matrix, and using the evaluation in conjunction with a genetic algorithm to produce an optimized sensor location set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Bentley Systems, Incorporated
    Inventors: Zheng Yi Wu, Dapeng Zhu
  • Patent number: 10451714
    Abstract: Multiple camera systems which use laser illumination for ranging benefit from a heartbeat to synchronize the timing of the individual lasers to eliminate collisions of multiple simultaneous laser emissions. An optical micromesh system provides for the dynamic entry and egress of mobile and stationary nodes. The optical communication between nodes may be controlled using time domain multiplexing (TDM) to avoid cross talk and communication collision due to overlapping laser illumination. By using an optical, laser based micromesh network, laser ranging can be used to dynamically map node location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Shintani, Jose Omar Gonzalez Hernandez, William Clay, Pablo Antonio Espinosa, Fred Ansfield, Bibhudendu Mohapatra, Keith Resch, Morio Usami
  • Patent number: 10444393
    Abstract: A system for attenuating coherent noise from seismic data comprises one or more sensors configured to sense waves generated by a seismic source and a coherent noise attenuation module communicably coupled to the one or more sensors and comprising a processor and memory. The coherent noise attenuation module is operable to receive a plurality of traces of seismic data from the one or more sensors and apply a first transformation to the plurality of traces, identify one or more outlier waveforms in the transformed traces, attenuate the identified outlier waveforms, and apply a second transformation to the plurality of traces that is the inverse of the first transformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dongjie Cheng, Laura Torres Laza, Xiaomin Zhao
  • Patent number: 10444011
    Abstract: A sample for coordinates calibration including (1) a substrate having a circular plate-shape, and (2) multiple intentional defects that form a grid pattern with squares as unit grids on a surface of the substrate, the intentional defect providing a center point of the grid pattern coinciding with a center point of the substrate and, letting the maximum value of a number of the unit grids arranged from the center point of the substrate in radial directions be N (a natural number equal to or larger than two), a number of the intentional defects formed at equal spaces along one side of the unit grid being N+1 including the two intentional defects providing a vertex of the unit grid is proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Jingu
  • Patent number: 10444017
    Abstract: An attitude estimator system is provided. The attitude estimator system includes a navigation system, a Kalman filter, and a form observations module. The navigation system receives input from a first accelerometer and gyroscope, a second accelerometer and gyroscope, and a third accelerometer and gyroscope. The form observations module receives input from at least one high performance accelerometer and/or gyroscope; forms and outputs at least one of velocity-derived observations and attitude-derived observations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Charles T. Bye, Fan Liu, Kenneth Steven Morgan
  • Patent number: 10429448
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology may comprise methods and apparatus to measure a route resistance of a battery. The method and apparatus may comprise utilizing various parameters, such as known resistance characteristics, voltage, and current to calculate the route resistance of the battery. In various embodiments, the route resistance may be used to provide a more accurate estimate of the relative state of charge (RSOC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Hideo Kondo
  • Patent number: 10429547
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems and methods for managing and regulating construction sites, particularly in light of inclement weather or hazardous conditions. In many jurisdictions, extreme weather conditions, including excessive precipitation, render a construction site closed, or unworkable, thereby wasting time and resources. This invention provides a system and processes to monitor, detect and measure precipitation on a construction site, and even several sub-sites on the construction site, from a remote location. The system and processes of the present invention also provide features to further investigate precipitation levels in a more efficient manner than conventionally available and to communicate the construction site conditions, e.g., precipitation levels, and whether the site has met the required regulatory thresholds for inspection. Moreover, the present invention may be used to determine the magnitude of rain events, and potential liabilities associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Trimble Inc.
    Inventor: John E. Curry
  • Patent number: 10422640
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for a field compensation of an electronic compass for influences to a geomagnetic field by magnetic objects in the vicinity of the compass, that is done with acquiring a magnetic field value by a magnetic field sensor and acquiring an inclination with respect to level plane by an accelerometer, in a discrete set of multiple orientations of the compass. Therein, a user guidance for subsequently orienting the compass into a predetermined desired range of orientation is provided to the user. In the following, compensation data are calculated from those magnetic sensor acquisitions to compensate for the influences in such a way, that a magnetic north heading is determinable based on the compensated magnetic field values. Therein, the user guidance for the compensation is done with a gathering of directional information based on rotary rate readings from a gyroscope for an azimuthal component of the orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Safran Vectronix AG
    Inventors: Ivo Annen, Silvio Gnepf
  • Patent number: 10408872
    Abstract: Systems and methods of measuring and determining noise parameters. An exemplary method measures noise data and determines element values of a device noise model for a device under test (DUT), using a test system including an impedance tuner coupled to an input of the DUT for presenting a controllable variable impedance to the DUT and a noise receiver coupled to an output of the DUT. Noise data is measured as a function of at least one measurement parameter. The measured data includes raw noise data read from the noise receiver, and is used to determine element values of the device noise model. The system may include a database of device models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Maury Microwave, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary R. Simpson