Patents Examined by Roy Y Yi
  • Patent number: 11522234
    Abstract: A semiconductor device capable of monitoring the state of a battery or the like is provided. The states of a plurality of batteries in a battery module is easily acquired. The semiconductor device that can be attached to an electrode of a battery or the like includes a first substrate, an element layer, and first to third conductive layers. The element layer includes a first circuit and a second circuit and is provided on a side of a first surface of the first substrate. The first conductive layer and the second conductive layer are provided on a side of a second surface positioned opposite to the first surface of the first substrate. The first circuit is electrically connected to each of the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer through an opening provided in the first substrate. The third conductive layer is provided to be stacked on a side opposite to the first substrate side of the element layer and electrically connected to the second circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Koji Kusunoki, Kazunori Watanabe, Ryota Tajima, Hideaki Shishido, Kensuke Yoshizumi
  • Patent number: 11521842
    Abstract: To improve the reliability of mutual diagnosis in a cancer determination by machine learning, m/z values of ions originating from tumor markers or similar substances used in other related tests are stored in a particular m/z-value database. A spectrum information filtering section deletes signal intensities at the m/z values stored in the particular m/z-value database from a large number of mass spectra classified by the presence or absence of cancer. Using the data which remain after the deletion as training data, a training processor obtains training-result information and stores it in a training result database. A judgment processor similarly deletes signal intensities at the predetermined m/z values from mass spectrum data obtained for a target sample to be judged. Then, based on the training-result information stored in the training-result database, the judgment processor determines whether the target sample should be classified into a cancerous group or non-cancerous group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideaki Izumi, Shigeki Kajihara
  • Patent number: 11520075
    Abstract: Methods and systems for augmented geological service characterization are described. An embodiment of a method includes generating a geological service characterization process in response to one or more geological service objectives and a geological service experience information set. Such a method may also include augmenting the geological service characterization process by machine learning in response to a training information set. Additionally, the method may include generating an augmented geological service characterization process in response to the determination information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Shashi Menon, Aria Abubakar, Vikas Jain, David Furse Allen, John Rasmus, John Paul Horkowitz, Valerian Guillot, Florent D'Halluin, Ridvan Akkurt, Sylvain Wlodarczyk
  • Patent number: 11515133
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of improving a mass spectrometer, a module for improving a mass spectrometer and an improved mass spectrometer. The aforementioned method employs a calibration correction module that calibrates the mass spectrometer so timely, more precise and accurate data can be obtained. In particular, real time, accurate mass determinations of low analyte quantity samples can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Mitchell H Rubenstein, Anthony V Qualley, Benjamin A Clapp
  • Patent number: 11515578
    Abstract: Discussed is an application that efficiently utilizes a vehicle battery by predicting performance of the vehicle battery and an available driving distance based on environmental condition of an area where a vehicle is parked and state information of the vehicle battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Hu Jun Lee, Ho Byung Yoon, Yean Sik Choi
  • Patent number: 11506639
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a technical virtual sensing idea of indirectly measuring structural vibration information on an unmeasured point while minimizing the number of sensors attached for actual measurement, and more particularly, to a technique of estimating measurement data of an unmeasured point using a finite element model, synchronized and updated based on experimental data of an actual measurement subject structure, and a virtual sensing algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COOPERATION GROUP OF KYUNG HEE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jin Gyun Kim, Seung In Oh, Hyun Woo Baek, Seung Hun Kim, Daeun Park
  • Patent number: 11505264
    Abstract: An information acquisition apparatus for acquiring information relating to a crawler configured to be wound around a rotationally driven sprocket connected to a rotation axle provided in a vehicle, the crawler having a meshing part configured to mesh with a tooth or a tooth base of the sprocket and being circulatorily driven in conjunction with rotation of the sprocket is provided. The information acquisition apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The memory stores, as initial information, the number of meshing parts of the crawler and information specifying the meshing part that is at a predetermined position, prior to the vehicle traveling. The processor acquires rotation information of the sprocket. The processor, while the vehicle is traveling, information specifying the meshing part that is at the predetermined position, based on the initial information and the rotation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshio Ueno
  • Patent number: 11501132
    Abstract: In example implementations described herein, there are systems and methods for processing sensor data from an equipment over a period of time to generate sensor time series data; processing the sensor time series data in a kernel weight layer configured to generate weights to weigh the sensor time series data; providing the weighted sensor time series data to fully connected layers configured to conduct a correlation on the weighted sensor time series data with predictive maintenance labels to generate an intermediate predictive maintenance label; and providing the intermediate predictive maintenance label to an inversed kernel weight layer configured to inverse the weights generated by the kernel weight layer, to generate a predictive maintenance label for the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiyao Wang, Haiyan Wang, Chetan Gupta, Hamed Khorasgani, Huijuan Shao, Aniruddha Rajendra Rao
  • Patent number: 11500023
    Abstract: A battery state determination system is a battery state determination system including an in-vehicle device and a server device, the in-vehicle device includes an acquisition part acquires physical quantity data showing a physical quantity related to a state of a battery mounted in a vehicle, an observation part that observes a feature related to a state change of the battery on the basis of the physical quantity data at a plurality of different observation times, and a transmission part that transmits a plurality of pieces of feature data which expresses the feature observed each observation time to the server device, and the server device includes a reception part that receives the plurality of pieces of feature data transmitted from the in-vehicle device, and a diagnosis part that diagnoses a deterioration state of the battery on the basis of the plurality of pieces of feature data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuichi Kazuno, Takuma Kawahara, Tsubasa Uchida
  • Patent number: 11480472
    Abstract: A signal processing method of a wireless temperature measurement system comprises: acquiring inherent background noise intensity of a receiver (11) of a reader (10) and maximum output signal intensity of the receiver (S101); acquiring current noise intensity on a receiving channel of the receiver (11) in real time when an antenna (14) is connected to the reader (10) and an excitation signal is not transmitted to a temperature sensor (20) (S102); and determining an intensity threshold value of a temperature signal currently measured by the temperature sensor (20) according to the background noise intensity, the maximum output signal intensity and the current noise intensity (S103).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG HUAYUAN MICRO ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shanbin Li, Ning Wang, Xinglong Huang, Shaokan Liu, Zhongyun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11474082
    Abstract: A diagnosis device includes a data acquirer, a data recorder, and a health diagnoser. The data acquirer acquires a measurement data of a structure at a predetermined timing. The data recorder causes a storage to store the measurement data acquired by the data acquirer as a standard data. The health diagnoser diagnoses a health of the structure by comparing the measurement data that is acquired by the data acquirer this time with the standard data that has been acquired by the data acquirer last time and stored in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideki Soejima
  • Patent number: 11475341
    Abstract: Systems and methods for obtaining optimal mother wavelets for facilitating machine learning tasks. The traditional systems and methods provide for selecting a mother wavelet and signal classification using some traditional techniques and methods but none them provide for selecting an optimal mother wavelet to facilitate machine learning tasks. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for obtaining an optimal mother wavelet to facilitate machine learning tasks by computing values of energy and entropy based upon labelled datasets and a probable set of mother wavelets, computing values of centroids and standard deviations based upon the values of energy and entropy, computing a set of distance values and normalizing the set of distance values and obtaining the optimal mother wavelet based upon the set of distance values for performing a wavelet transform and further facilitating machine learning tasks by classifying or regressing, a new set of signal classes, corresponding to a new set of signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Ishan Sahu, Snehasis Banerjee, Tanushyam Chattopadhyay, Arpan Pal, Utpal Garain
  • Patent number: 11466557
    Abstract: Embodiments of determining proppant distribution for a plurality of clusters within a fracture stage of a wellbore are provided herein. The embodiments include performing computational fluid dynamics modeling on at least a portion of a wellbore without any openings and a portion of the wellbore comprising at least one opening along a single azimuth to determine proppant efficiency for the at least one opening along the single azimuth while simulating flow of fluid, proppant, or any combination thereof through the wellbore, an equilibrium proppant concentration profile for the portion of the wellbore without any openings, and an equilibrium velocity profile for the portion of the wellbore without any openings. The embodiment further comprises determining proppant efficiency for at least one other opening of the wellbore at a different azimuth, generating a model that correlates the single azimuth among other items, and using the model to determine the proppant distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Jiehao Wang, Amit Kumar Singh, Xinghui Liu, Margaretha Catharina Maria Rijken
  • Patent number: 11469473
    Abstract: A system and method for redundant electric power for an electric aircraft is provided. The system includes a plurality of battery packs which includes at least a first pack monitor unit and at least a second pack monitor unit configured to detect a first battery pack datum and a second battery pack datum and transmit the pair of battery pack datum to a controller. Each battery pack. The system further includes a contactor coupled to the electric aircraft, a plurality of loads communicatively coupled to each battery pack of the plurality of battery packs, and a controller, wherein the controller is designed and configured to receive the first battery pack and the second battery pack datum, compare the first battery pack datum to the second battery pack datum as a function of a differential threshold, and generate an alert datum as a function of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: BETA AIR, LLC
    Inventor: Herman Wiegman
  • Patent number: 11462774
    Abstract: A battery system includes a lithium ion battery configured to couple to an electrical system, and a battery management system configured to electrically couple to the lithium ion battery and to control one or more recharge parameters of the lithium ion battery. The battery management system is programmed with an electrochemical model, and the battery management system is configured to monitor parameters of the lithium ion battery, and to control the one or more recharge parameters of the lithium ion battery based on the electrochemical model and the one or more monitored parameters. The electrochemical model determines lithium plating reaction kinetics at an anode of the lithium ion battery, determines a quantity of plated lithium at the anode of the lithium ion battery, or both, and indicates a relationship between the one or more monitored parameters and the lithium plating reaction kinetics, the quantity of plated lithium, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: CPS Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Zhenli Zhang, Zhihong H. Jin, Perry M. Wyatt
  • Patent number: 11461684
    Abstract: Parallel processing suitable for convolution operation in a convolutional neural network is executed. Each of a plurality of selectors sequentially selects data, which is held in a two-dimensional shift register, in predetermined two-dimensional regions at least partially different from each other. Each of a plurality of two-dimensional convolution operation circuits multiplies the data selected by the corresponding selector by coefficient data stored in a coefficient memory and accumulates results of the multiplication to calculate, in parallel, two-dimensional convolution operation results in the two-dimensional regions. Each of a plurality of adder circuits adds operation results of the two-dimensional convolution operation circuits in a channel direction to output a three-dimensional convolution operation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 11454672
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques to conserve battery of an endpoint device. Example techniques include adjusting the size of messages transmitted by an endpoint device and/or adjusting the transmission rate of an endpoint device. In some configurations, the one or more criteria are used by an endpoint device to determine what data fields to include within a message and/or adjust a transmission rate associated with the transmission of messages by the endpoint device. For instance, the one or more criteria may include the battery level of the device, the time of year, whether the data has already been transmitted by the endpoint device, whether the data has been acknowledged as received by another device, whether the endpoint device has been instructed by another device to reduce the message size and/or adjust the transmission rate, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark K. Cornwall, James Lee Kann
  • Patent number: 11442444
    Abstract: A system and method for forecasting failures in industrial machines, including: receiving raw sensory inputs collected from at least one machine; generating a plurality of data features based on the raw sensory inputs; selecting from the plurality of data features a plurality of indicative data features, wherein the selection is based on a distribution of the plurality of indicative data features that determines an association between the plurality of indicative data features and a machine failure; selecting, based on the plurality of indicative data features, a machine learning model; applying the selected machine learning model to the plurality of indicative data features; and determining a probability for a forthcoming machine failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: David Lavid Ben Lulu, Nir Dromi
  • Patent number: 11441266
    Abstract: A disruptor adjustment system comprising: a disruptor assembly configured to disrupt a volume of smelt flowing from a smelt spout into a dissolving tank, wherein the disruptor assembly comprises an actuator operatively engaged to a disruptor, a sensor configured to record process data from the recovery boiler; and a control system configured to receive a sensor output signal from the sensor, wherein the sensor output signal indicates the process data at a measured time, wherein the control system is further configured to compare the sensor output signal to a programmed operation range, and to send a disruptor input signal to the disruptor assembly to adjust a disruptor operating condition if the process data of the sensor output signal is outside of the programmed operation range. In certain exemplary embodiments, the sensor is an image capture device. In certain exemplary embodiments, the disruptor assembly can be adjusted remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: ANDRITZ INC.
    Inventor: John Phillips
  • Patent number: 11441556
    Abstract: A device receives first well data associated with first wells where plunger lift is installed, and receives second well data associated with a candidate well where plunger lift is not installed. The device processes the first well data to determine pre-plunger lift installation data associated with the first wells, and processes the first well data and the pre-plunger lift installation data to determine a set of performing wells and a set of underperforming wells, of the first wells. The device processes the second well data and data associated with the set of performing wells to determine a first metric associated with the candidate well, and processes the second well data and data associated with the set of underperforming wells to determine a second metric associated with the candidate well. The device determines whether to install plunger lift in the candidate well based on the first metric and the second metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Susarla Aditya, Subrahmanyam Vadrevu, Rabinarayan Mishra, Sangameshwar Kardkal, Anusha K K, Jitender G. Singh