Patents Examined by Roy Y Yi
  • Patent number: 11118988
    Abstract: A method for calculating an earth pressure load on a tunnel includes the following steps: (1) taking interaction between external soil and a tunnel structure in an actual operation condition as an earth pressure load acting on the tunnel structure; (2) establishing a physical model for the tunnel structure; (3) designing, on the basis of the physical model for the tunnel structure, a plurality of structural loads in different operation conditions to obtain a plurality of different structural deformations; and (4) drawing an inference according Betti's theorem, and establishing a physical model for an original structure, such that a load on the original structure, namely an earth pressure load on the tunnel, can be directly calculated according to a load-deformation relationship of the physical model and deformation of the original structure. The above method can determine distribution and size of an actual earth pressure load on a tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SOOCHOW UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Pan Li
  • Patent number: 11112437
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for determining an inertia characteristic of a synchronous area of an electric power grid are described. First data is determined. The first data represents a signal comprising a first variation in the grid frequency over a period of time, the signal resulting from a second variation, the second variation being a variation in provision of electric power to and/or consumption of electric power from the grid, the signal having been filtered according to a first filter defining a first frequency band to at least attenuate frequencies outside of the first frequency band. Second data is determined. The second data is representative of the second variation on a second frequency band, the second frequency band being substantially the same as the first frequency band. An inertia characteristic of a synchronous area of the electric power grid is determined based on the first data and the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Reactive Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Mika Ventola, Timo Peltola
  • Patent number: 11105854
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes multiple die and at least one interconnect to couple the die. A first die includes one or more cores, a first fabric and a first fabric transactor coupled to the first fabric, the first fabric transactor to initiate a functional test of the apparatus in response to a test signal, cause at least one first test transaction to be sent to a second die, receive a first response to the at least one first test transaction from the second die, and identify, based at least in part on the first response to the at least one test transaction, a location of a failure and report the location of the failure to a destination. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Lakshminarayana Pappu, Robert P. Adler, Ki Yoon
  • Patent number: 11102969
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the identification of beneficial insects and/or harmful organisms in a field for crop plants. The presence of a species in the field is captured by one or more sensors. One or a plurality of suggestions is/are generated as to which species it could be. Based on one or more models, the probability that the detected species could be a proposed species is calculated in each case. The site at which the species is detected, the detection time and preferably further parameters that affect the presence of the proposed species in the field are included in a model. The expressive capacity of the sensor or sensors is increased by means of the modeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: BASF Agro Trademarks GmbH
    Inventors: Ole Peters, Andreas Johnen, Maria Tackenberg
  • Patent number: 11099208
    Abstract: An embodiment system includes: a first motion sensor configured to generate first sensor data indicative of a first type of movement of an electronic device; a first feature detection circuit configured to determine at least one orientation-independent feature based on the first sensor data; and a classifying circuit configured to determine whether or not the electronic device is located on a stationary surface based on the at least one orientation-independent feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
    Inventors: Stefano Paolo Rivolta, Federico Rizzardini
  • Patent number: 11098575
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for determining movement of a fluid into or out of a subsurface wellbore, to thereby enable accurate allocation of fluids being produced by or injected into each of several zones of the wellbore. A temperature change is effected in the fluid at a first location in the wellbore. A temperature of the fluid is measured at one or more sensing locations downstream of the location of the temperature change. A simulated heat flow profile is generated from a wellbore model. The simulated heat flow profile is compared to the measured temperature of the fluid at the one or more sensing locations. An inversion model is used to determine, for a plurality of points of interest, a fluid flow direction and/or a cumulative flow rate contribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Brian C. Seabrook, Charles J. Mart, Ted A. Long
  • Patent number: 11092583
    Abstract: A system for stabilizing sensor readings. The system includes a processor; a memory communicatively coupled to the processor; a receiver to receive from a sensing device, a measurement and an environmental parameter. The system also includes a machine learning engine executed on the processor wherein the machine learning engine receives, as inputs: the environmental parameters; the measurement; and control parameters calculated based on control measurements made at time points before and after the measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: AROMATIX, INC.
    Inventor: Chowdhury F. Rahim
  • Patent number: 11092197
    Abstract: A rolling bearing device includes: a bearing portion; an oil supply unit that has a pump; a first detection portion that detects operation of the pump; a second detection portion that detects the rotational state of the bearing portion; and a processing portion that generates determination information related to the lubrication state of the bearing portion on the basis of a detection signal from the first detection portion and a detection signal from the second detection portion. The processing portion outputs, to the pump, an instruction signal for oil supply when it is determined that operation of the pump is appropriate and that the rotational state of the bearing portion is not appropriate, and re-determines, after the lapse of a predetermined time, whether or not the rotational state of the bearing portion is appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimichi Higashiyama, Yusuke Ueda, Tsukasa Sakazaki
  • Patent number: 11093848
    Abstract: A predictive engine includes an optimizer and a predictor. The optimizer is configured to receive an observed dataset having inputs and multivariate responses and determine latent response variables based on the predictive inputs and the multivariate responses. The optimizer is further configured to select latent response variables, measure dependencies between multivariate responses, estimate coefficients that relate the input predictors to determined latent response variables, and correlate dependencies and coefficients with the latent response variables. The predictor is configured to generate a predictive distribution of probabilities for the latent variables, map the probabilities to multivariate responses, generate a predictive distribution of probabilities for the multivariate responses, and determine at least one optimized input from the multivariate responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TIBCO SOFTWARE INC.
    Inventors: Sayan Chakraborty, Daniel Scott
  • Patent number: 11092943
    Abstract: An in-process real-time method, system and device is provided for monitoring the quality of an article made by additive manufacturing processes. The invention involves the transmission and reception of waves into a test artifact while it is being built. The properties of received waves depend on the parameters of the additive manufacturing process, the properties of materials involved, and their irregularities as well as geometric deviations, as its structural periodicity and defects leads to the dispersion of waves. Based on the features of the artifact, the test artifact is designed to capture deviations in all or a sub-set of process, material, and geometric parameters. A computing device in communications with operators, the control unit of the additive manufacturing machine and other computing facilities is used for creating and analyzing waveforms. The disclosed system may initiate real-time actions based on the properties of the obtained waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Cetin Cetinkaya
  • Patent number: 11085841
    Abstract: A calibration monitoring system is provided to automatically monitor the calibration status of tools and other inventory items, such as upon the items being issued from or returned to the automated calibration monitoring system. The system identifies an inventory item, for example a calibrated torque wrench or other calibrated tool identified based on a unique identifying tag attached thereto. The system retrieves a calibration parameter value for the item from a calibration database, and completes a calibration measurement of the item based on the calibration parameter value. In the example, a torque measurement of the calibrated torque wrench can thus be automatically completed. In turn, the system determines a current calibration status of the item based on the calibration measurement, and selectively enables or disables issuance of the inventory item from the system according to the item's status as being in calibration or out of calibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SNAP-ON INCORPORATED
    Inventors: David C. Fly, Matthew J. Lipsey, Preston C. Phillips, Jason D. Newport, Andrew R. Lobo, Joseph Chwan, Frederick J. Rogers, Sean W. Ryan, Thomas L. Kassouf
  • Patent number: 11085968
    Abstract: A method for estimating lifespan of a battery in accordance with the present invention, comprising steps of: fully discharging the battery; partially charging the fully discharged battery under a predetermined charging condition; acquiring pieces of voltage information at multiple specific points of measurement time while partially charging the battery; and calculating remaining capacity of the battery by using the acquired pieces of voltage information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: HYOSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sang Hui Park, Hwa Seob Song
  • Patent number: 11079308
    Abstract: An actuator control system, mechanical testing system, and method for adaptive control of an actuator of a mechanical testing device may include determining a stiffness of a medium that the actuator is moving through and/or load gain of the actuator, wherein the stiffness and load gain is determined by generating a waveform to actuate the actuator until a load sensor signal and/or a displacement sensor signal is received, and controllably moving the actuator through the medium according to a predefined constant velocity by calculating a current request using the stiffness of the medium, and/or adjusting the load of the actuator in accordance with a constant load ramp rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kevin Alstrin
  • Patent number: 11082801
    Abstract: A method and system of position determination of an implement on a work vehicle. The method includes determining a position of a first radio frequency (RF) device relative to a local reference frame using ultra-wideband ranging between the first RF device and at least one additional RF device. The first RF device is coupled to a fixed location on the implement, and the additional RF device is mounted at a fixed location relative to the local reference frame. The implement is controllably movable relative to the local reference frame. A position and orientated of the implement is determined relative to the local reference frame based at least in part on the determined position of the first RF device relative to the local reference frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael G. Kean, Mark J. Cherney
  • Patent number: 11079139
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining a possible leak within a gas water heater. One system is a gas water heater including a blower and an electronic processor. The electronic processor is configured to activate the blower for a predetermined amount of time, receive, during the predetermined amount of time, a measurement of a characteristic of the blower, perform a comparison between the measurement and a predetermined characteristic threshold, and determine, based on the comparison, that a blockage is present within the water heater. The electronic processor is further configured to output a notification in response to determining the blockage is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: A. O. SMITH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Thomas Branecky
  • Patent number: 11079439
    Abstract: In a protection circuit, a signal line group includes a plurality of voltage signal lines, and the voltage signal lines are connected to electrode portions of a plurality of unit batteries or electrode portions of a battery module. A first protection circuit portion includes a plurality of Zener diodes, and the Zener diodes are connected in parallel to the unit batteries between the plurality of voltage signal lines. A resistor portion group includes a plurality of resistor portions, and the resistor portions are interposed between the Zener diodes and the unit batteries on the voltage signal lines and restrict a current. A second protection circuit portion includes a plurality of varistors, and the varistors are connected in parallel to the unit batteries between the plurality of voltage signal lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichiro Sato
  • Patent number: 11079438
    Abstract: A circuitry for a battery management system of a vehicle for adapting at least one cell information item via at least one battery cell to a communication system of the vehicle, comprising: a first processing element for generating a message and a test information item in accordance with a first processing, the message being specific to the cell information; at least one second processing element for generating the same message (in accordance with at least one second processing; a communication system interface (for outputting an output instruction to the communication system, the output instruction being at least partially composed of the message in accordance with the second processing and of the test information, so that the output instruction is specific to the first and second processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLCHAFT
    Inventor: Jochen Juhl
  • Patent number: 11073393
    Abstract: A control system includes sensor controllers that are each coupled to a respective set of electrodes of a CVG sensor system via respective sensor channels. A first portion of the sensor controllers provides a sinusoidal forcer signal on the respective sensor channel in response to digital clock and feedback signals to provide oscillation of a resonator of the CVG sensor system. A second portion of the sensor controllers monitors a capacitive pickoff voltage associated with the resonator on the respective sensor channel to generate a digital pickoff signal. A gyroscope controller generates the digital feedback signal in response to the digital pickoff signal from the second portion of the sensor controllers to provide the digital feedback signal and the digital clock signal to the first portion of the sensor controllers and determines a rotation about the CVG sensor system based on the digital feedback signal or the digital pickoff signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Juergen Karl Peter Flamm
  • Patent number: 11073541
    Abstract: An intelligent home appliance control method includes obtaining power usage data of a device provided with power, generates information related to an optimal usage setting for the device, and controlling power provided to the device, thereby minimizing power usage required for using multiple home appliances at home. At least one of the home appliance control apparatus, an intelligent computing device, a terminal, a server, and an IoT device may be associated with an artificial intelligence (AI) module, a drone (an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)), a robot, an augmented reality (AR) device, a virtual reality (VR) device, a device related to a 5G service, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Myoseop Sim, Huijeong Seong, Dongki Cheon, Jahee Hur
  • Patent number: 11067546
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an estimating apparatus includes an insertion tube, a first sensor, a second sensor, a processing unit, an adder, and an analyzer. The insertion tube is detachably mounted midway along a coupling tube that couples an excitation source to a main unit. The first sensor is provided inside the insertion tube at a first distance from an exit of a space housing the excitation source. The second sensor is provided at a second distance from the first sensor. The processing unit performs filter processing to a first signal obtained by the first sensor. The adder adds a filtered signal and a second signal obtained by the second sensor, the first signal being the first signal having undergone filter processing by the processing unit. The analyzer analyzes a frequency of a signal obtained by the adder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Akihiko Enamito