Patents Examined by Roy Y Yi
  • Patent number: 12040458
    Abstract: A master battery management system (BMS) used for a battery system in which a plurality of slave BMSs and the master BMS communicate wirelessly includes: a receiving unit configured to receive, from each slave BMS, data of the corresponding slave BMS and data transmission information of at least one other slave BMS except for the corresponding slave BMS among the plurality of slave BMS during one period in which each of the plurality of slave BMSs transmits data at least once; and a determination unit configured to determine a communication error or an abnormal slave BMS by using the data of the corresponding slave BMS and the at least one other slave BMS data received from each slave BMS during one period. The data transmission information of the at least one other slave BMS is information on a history that the other slave BMS transmits data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: LG Energy Solution, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yean Sik Choi, Chan Ha Park, Seong Yeol Yang
  • Patent number: 12025672
    Abstract: A battery management apparatus is discussed, and includes: a measuring unit connected to a battery and configured to operate in a measurement mode during a predetermined measurement time at each preset measurement cycle and measure battery information including at least one of voltage and temperature of the battery while operating in the measurement mode; and a control unit configured to operate in a communication mode during a preset operation time at each preset communication cycle, receive the battery information from the measuring unit while operating in the communication mode, set a next operation time point at which the measuring unit is to operate in the measurement mode based on at least one of the communication cycle and a measurement time, and change an operation time to operate in the communication mode at each subsequent communication cycle based on the measurement time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Inventors: Jae-Dong Park, Jung-Hyun Kwon, Hyun-Ki Cho, Jung-Hoon Lee, Hu-Jun Lee, Ji-Won Hwang
  • Patent number: 12027351
    Abstract: A method of detecting non-uniformity in a plasma in a radio frequency plasma processing system, the method including generating a plasma within a reaction chamber of the radio frequency plasma processing system and detecting electrical signals from the plasma in a frequency range from a frequency of radio frequency power sustaining the plasma to a multiple of about ten times a frequency with a plurality of sensors disposed azimuthally about a chamber symmetry axis of the radio frequency plasma processing system. The method also including comparing the waveforms of the electrical signals picked up from the plasma by the plurality of sensors and determining when a plasma non-uniformity occurs based on the comparing the electrical property of the plasma detected by each of the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Inventors: Stephen E. Savas, Alexandre De Chambrier
  • Patent number: 12026791
    Abstract: A method disclosed includes following steps: gridding on a research area to obtain grid units; performing a numerical processing on fertilization influence features to obtain fertilization influence numerical features of each grid unit; acquiring time information of the fertilization manual in the research area; calculating the fertilization influence numerical features of each grid unit by using weights of the fertilization influence features, acquiring nitrogen fertilizer application amounts of each grid unit in different time periods; performing a data processing on a first geographic information system to obtain a second geographic information system; and using the second geographic information system to estimate a nitrogen fertilizer application amount in the research area. A system disclosed includes a gridding unit, a digitizing unit, an acquisition unit, a calculation unit, a data processing unit and a nitrogen fertilizer estimation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Inventors: Bin He, Qixiu Li
  • Patent number: 12018318
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and device for determining the presence or absence of a target analyte in a sample. The present invention may analyze the target analyte without false results, especially false positive results by using a fitting accuracy of a nonlinear function to a data set as a direct indicator for target analyte analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: SEEGENE, INC.
    Inventors: Young Wook Kim, Young Yong Park, Sung Moon Ko, Young Jo Lee, Han Bit Lee
  • Patent number: 12019049
    Abstract: A bonding layer evaluation system includes an elastic wave generation device configured to generate an elastic wave from a sample including a bonding layer; an elastic wave reflection body configured to reflect the elastic wave generated from the sample; a sample installation unit provided between the elastic wave generation device and the elastic wave reflection body; an elastic wave detection device disposed in a direction in which the elastic wave is reflected by the elastic wave reflection body, and configured to detect the reflected elastic wave; and a control device configured to evaluate a parameter related to the bonding layer. The control device evaluates the parameter related to the bonding layer by comparing the actual value of the elastic wave detected by the elastic wave detection device with a theoretical value of the elastic wave calculated based on a theoretical model related to the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Inventors: Kiyoka Takagi, Sota Kamo, Naoki Matsuda, Naoki Mori
  • Patent number: 12009064
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods and systems for identifying a subset of compounds in a plurality of compounds. The identifying includes obtaining, for each compound, a vector including a set of elements, where each element includes a measurement of a different feature of an instance of a cell context upon exposure to the compound. The identifying includes performing the obtaining for a plurality of cell contexts, to obtain a plurality of vectors for each compound across different cell contexts. The identifying includes combining the vectors for each compound to form a combined vector for each compound, thereby forming a plurality of combined vectors representing different compounds. The identifying includes pruning the plurality of compounds to the subset of compounds based on a similarity between respective combined vectors in the plurality of combined vectors corresponding to compounds in the plurality of compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Recursion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Gibson, Blake C. Borgeson, Mason L. Victors, David Healey, Ian Quigley, Ronald Wakim Alfa
  • Patent number: 12009490
    Abstract: This application relates to a method and an apparatus for determining a status of a battery temperature sensor, a medium, a vehicle, and a server. The method includes: receiving reading statistics of a temperature sensor that are collected at intervals of a predetermined time in a stable vehicle working condition, where the reading statistics include a highest temperature reading and a lowest temperature reading of the temperature sensor within each predetermined time; determining a highest temperature reading trend, a lowest temperature reading trend, and a largest temperature reading difference in the stable vehicle working condition based on the highest temperature reading and the lowest temperature reading; and determining a status of the temperature sensor based on the highest temperature reading trend, the lowest temperature reading trend, and the largest temperature reading difference. The method is capable of accurately determining whether a battery temperature sensor is anomalous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Inventors: Peng Zhang, Huaidong Tang, Xudong Zhang
  • Patent number: 12007405
    Abstract: Provided is a novel material analysis technique using a chemical sensor. By reversing the conventional approach, a material to be measured is provided as a receptor of the chemical sensor, and a response signal of the chemical sensor obtained by supplying a known gas or the like to the chemical sensor is obtained. From the response signal, it is possible to identify and distinguish the receptor material, and to obtain its composition and the like. By analyzing the response signal by means of a statistical or machine learning technique such as principal component analysis, linear discriminant analysis, or a support vector machine, the above-mentioned identification and the like can be performed with high accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Inventors: Kosuke Minami, Genki Yoshikawa, Gaku Imamura, Kota Shiba
  • Patent number: 11999179
    Abstract: The electrostatic printing method of the present invention comprises arranging and adhering an original plate which is composed of an electrode and a plate layer having built-in a letterpress, intaglio plate, or gravure plate pattern or a mask sheet having ion-permeable openings on one or both sides of an image receiving sheet having an electrode and an image receiving layer, and forming a predetermined electrostatic pattern on the image receiving layer of the image receiving sheet by applying a voltage between the electrode of the original plate and the electrode of the image receiving sheet or by performing ion irradiation through the mask sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: ePrint Laboratories Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Mitani, Kazuhiko Honjyo
  • Patent number: 11994563
    Abstract: A battery type determination device according to an embodiment includes: an output controller configured to instruct a current application circuit to apply a specific current to a target battery; a voltage response measurer configured to measure a voltage response of the target battery with respect to the current applied using the output controller; a calculator configured to obtain an inductance value of the target battery on the basis of a current value applied using the output controller and a voltage value measured by the voltage response measurer; and a determiner configured to determine a type of the target battery on the basis of a specified value of an inductance according to the type of the target battery and an inductance value of the target battery obtained using the calculator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Tominaga, Tsubasa Uchida
  • Patent number: 11989701
    Abstract: A system for recycling a mobile device. A system configured in accordance with one embodiment of the present technology includes an electrical connector and testing electronics. The electrical connector is configured to be electrically connected to a mobile device, and the testing electronics are configured to produce an electrical measurement by measuring an electrical attribute associated with a hardware component of the mobile device over the electrical connector. The system is further configured to valuate, identify, and/or authenticate the mobile device based at least in part on the electrical measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: ecoATM, LLC
    Inventors: Loren Hunt, James Andrew Snook, Rick Segil, Prabhakar Doppalapudi, Henry Flournoy
  • Patent number: 11989632
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, or computer program products are disclosed providing for the dynamic data classification of data objects. Examples enable prediction of candidate data classification labels for data objects associated with one or more applications, services, or computing devices. Examples enable the assignment of one or more data classification labels to a data object for transmission to one or more computing devices. Examples enable the interactive and progressive application of machine learning techniques to data classification systems to assign data classification labels with probable certainty. Examples enable the tracking, monitoring, storage, sorting, and retrieval of labeled data objects. Examples provide for access control configuration of services to restrict or allow access to data objects based on data classifications and other service parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventors: Rupal Haribhakti, Aaron Gentleman
  • Patent number: 11982713
    Abstract: Provided are an information processing device, an information processing system, an information processing method, and a computer program capable of visually and easily grasping a state of an energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: Wataru Yamamoto, Hitoshi Matsushima, Keita Nakai, Tetsuro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11977003
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring the operating condition of a wheelset on a railcar comprising a sealed unit mounted on or near a wheelset of the railcar for collecting data from the wheelset and performing AI analyses on the collected data to determine the operational condition and predict failure modes for the wheelset. Results are communicated off-railcar wirelessly via one or more of several different methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventors: Mohsen Samadani, David Heagerty, Francis Cooper, Daniel Maraini, Andrew Seidel
  • Patent number: 11966184
    Abstract: One aspect is an image forming apparatus including a motor that drives a first member, a second member, a movement member that moves between a first position where the first and second members contact and a second position where the first and second members are separated, and a controller that receives an instruction to start a print job for forming an image on a recording medium, and executes an initial operation for determining a phase of a rotor of the motor in a stopping state of the rotor based on current flowing through a coil of the motor by supplying current to the coil in the stopping state in a state where the movement member is located at the first position, to control the current supplied to the coil to rotate the rotor in the stopping state based on the phase determined in the initial operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junya Takatsu, Junichi Hirota
  • Patent number: 11959968
    Abstract: A battery management method and system are provided. The method includes acquiring one or more parameters associated with the battery. The one or more parameters includes a current level, a voltage level, a State of Charge (SOC), and a temperature. The method includes determining a load and energy estimation model based on the one or more acquired parameters. The method includes identifying a power limit of the battery based on the load and energy estimation model. The method includes determining a power margin of the battery at a first usage time interval based on the identified power limit. The method includes performing one or more actions, based on a determination that the power margin of the battery exceeds a predefined threshold level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sagar Bharathraj, Anshul Kaushik, Rajkumar Subhash Patil, Shashishekara Parampalli Adiga, Tae Won Song
  • Patent number: 11954567
    Abstract: According to some aspects, machine-learning models can be executed to classify a subsurface rock. Examples include training numerous machine-learning models using training data sets with different probability distributions, and then selecting a model to execute on a test data set. The selection of the model may be based on the similarity of each data point of the test data set and the probability distribution of each training class. Examples include detecting and recommending a pre-trained model to generate outputs predicting a classification, such as a lithology, of a test data set. Recommending the trained model may be based on calculated prior probabilities that measure the similarity between the training and test data sets. The model with a training data set that is most similar to the test data set can be recommended for classifying a physical property of the subsurface rock for hydrocarbon formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Jiazuo Zhang, Graham Baines
  • Patent number: 11953161
    Abstract: A system for monitoring pipeline leaks including a data acquisition unit configured to receive measurement data from a plurality of pipeline instruments, the measurement data corresponding to operation of a pipeline, at least one leak detection engine configured to receive at least a portion of the measurement data and generate at least one pipeline leak parameter, a process analyzer configured to receive at least a portion of the measurement data and determine a state of operation of the pipeline, and an orchestrator configured to determine whether a pipeline leak has occurred based on the pipeline leak parameters and the state of operation of the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Intelcon System C.A.
    Inventors: Andres Emilio Rosales Chinchilla, Carlos Rivero, Jesus Varajas, Jose Luis Buceta, Domingo Rafael Vargas, Adolfo Anibal Torres Camperos
  • Patent number: 11949076
    Abstract: This maintenance assistance method detects a sign of abnormality of a power storage element on the basis of measurement data pertaining to the power storage element, which is sequentially stored in a storage device, determines at least any among a work period of a maintenance work corresponding to the detected sign of abnormality, the number of workers, and an article including a replacement or a tool required for the maintenance work, and notifies the workers of the maintenance work of execution of the maintenance work corresponding to the determined item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventors: Isamu Kurisawa, Hirofumi Imaizumi