Patents Examined by Sujoy Kundu
  • Patent number: 10258288
    Abstract: Embodiments include a method and system for providing data to a user of a wearable sensor platform. The method may be performed by a least one software component executing on at least one processor. The method includes capturing data for the user using at least one sensor in the wearable sensor platform. The data includes physiological data and artifact data. The physiological data includes noise data therein. A confidence indicator for the data is determined based on at least one of the physiological data and the artifact data. A physiological data signal corresponding to the physiological data and the confidence indicator is provided to the user on the wearable device platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Julien Penders, Alexander Young, Noam Rosenthal, Ram Fish, Eva C. Wentink
  • Patent number: 10108912
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a system may comprise a communications network and processing logic. The processing logic may acquire information regarding an incident, identify a first mobile resource (MR) that may respond to the incident based on a type of the incident and a capability associated with the first MR. The processing logic may further identify a generic path scenario to the incident based on a location of the MR and a location of the incident. The processing logic may identify that the first MR is preferred over a second MR with respect to responding to the incident and assign the first MR to the incident. The processing logic may send a message via the communications network to the first MR to notify the first MR that it has been assigned to the incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph E. Conroy
  • Patent number: 10094689
    Abstract: A fluid flow metering device and a method thereof are provided. The fluid flow metering device includes a fluid flow detector, a memory, a micro controller and a power generator. The fluid flow detector is disposed in a supply tube of a fluid flow provider. When the fluid flows in the supply tube, the power generator generates a supplying power through flow of the fluid, and provides the supplying power to the fluid flow detector, the memory and the micro controller. When the fluid flow detector detects the flow of the fluid, the fluid flow detector detects the flow of the fluid outputted from the supply tube to derive a detecting value. The micro controller receives the detecting value and writes the detecting value into the memory, or the micro controller converts the detecting value into a flow value and writes the flow value into the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Nuvoton Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Hsi-Jung Tsai, Jing-Shiang Tseng, Cheng-Chih Wang, Chia-Ching Lu
  • Patent number: 10088312
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for providing an estimate of a location of a user receiver device. The method involves emitting, from at least one vehicle, at least one spot beam on Earth; and receiving, with the user receiver device, at least one spot beam. The method further involves calculating, with the user receiver device, the estimate of the location of the user receiver device according to the user receiver device's location within at least one spot beam. Each spot beam contains at least one acquisition signal, which may comprise at least one ring channel. Each ring channel comprises a frame count; a space vehicle identification (SVID); a spot beam identification (ID); and/or X, Y, Z coordinates of the vehicle emitting the spot beam relative to an Earth coordinate system. In one or more embodiments, at least one vehicle may be a satellite and/or a pseudolite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gregory M. Gutt, David G. Lawrence, David A. Whelan, Michael Lee O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10088506
    Abstract: A method for identifying a fault condition in an electrical machine in which at least a stator or a rotor has parallel winding branches is disclosed. A measurement is carried out for obtaining a set of circulating current values between two parallel winding branches of which each winding branch includes a single coil. A frequency analysis is applied on the set of circulating current values to obtain at least one frequency component. A fault condition of the electrical machine is determined on the basis of the at least one frequency component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Pedro Rodriguez, Cajetan Pinto, Maciej Orman, Michal Orkisz, Ulf Ahrend, Rolf Disselnkötter, Pawel Rzeszucinski, James Ottewill
  • Patent number: 10090178
    Abstract: There is provided a method of measuring a temperature of a gas in a line connected to a gas supply source and a decompressor, the line being divided by a first, a second and a third valve into a first line between the first valve and the second valve and a second line between the second valve and the third valve. A first pressure rise rate of a gas in the first line is measured when introducing a gas at a predetermined flow rate into the first and the second line. A second pressure rise rate of a gas in the first line is measured when introducing a gas at a predetermined flow rate only into the first line. A gas temperature in the first line is calculated based on known inner volume of the second line, the first pressure rise rate, and the second pressure rise rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kimura, Yutaka Matsui
  • Patent number: 10088465
    Abstract: The invention is a method of assessing at least one petroleum characteristic of a rock sample. Starting from a temperature ranging between 50° C. and 120° C., the temperature of a rock sample is raised to a temperature ranging between 180° C. and 220° C. which is maintained for a predetermined time duration. The temperature of the sample is increased to a temperature ranging between 330° C. and 370° C. which is maintained for a predetermined time duration. The temperature of the sample is then raised to a temperature ranging between 630° C. and 670° C. Three quantities representative of the amount of hydrocarbon compounds released during the temperature change stages are measured and at least one petroleum characteristic of the sample is deduced from these quantities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Pillot, Geremie Letort, Maria-Fernanda Romero-Sarmiento, Violaine Lamoureux-Var, Valerie Beaumont, Bruno Garcia
  • Patent number: 10073445
    Abstract: A system and method of operating an assembly line for performing an assembly operation on an article. The method includes the steps of detecting an absence or presence of an abnormality in the article and classifying the abnormality as one of a plurality of types including a first type of abnormality and a second type of abnormality. Additionally, the method includes the step of determining that the article is eligible for the assembly operation if at least the abnormality is detected as present and the abnormality is the first type of abnormality. Moreover, the method includes the step of determining that the article is eligible for the assembly operation if at least the abnormality is detected as present, the abnormality is the second type of abnormality, and an override command is received. Furthermore, the method includes the step of providing an electronic output if the article is eligibility for assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John M. Scelsi, Brian G. Jones
  • Patent number: 10068177
    Abstract: A method of fusing sensor detection probabilities. The fusing of detection probabilities may allow a first force to detect an imminent threat from a second force, with enough time to counter the threat. The detection probabilities may include accuracy probability of one or more sensors and an available time probability of the one or more sensors. The detection probabilities allow a determination of accuracy of intelligence gathered by each of the sensors. Also, the detection probabilities allow a determination of a probable benefit of an additional platform, sensor, or processing method. The detection probabilities allow a system or mission analyst to quickly decompose a problem space and build a detailed analysis of a scenario under different conditions including technology and environmental factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Paul C. Hershey, Thomas P. Deardorff, David J. Wisniewski, John J. Williams, Geoffrey Guisewite
  • Patent number: 10048089
    Abstract: A system may have a digital period divider generating an output signal that is proportional to an angle defined by a rotational input signal and an interval measurement unit determining an interval time of an interval defined by succeeding pulses of the input output signal. In an enhancement, the system may also have a missing pulse detector which is operable to compare a current interval with a parameter to determine whether a pulse is missing in the input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph Julicher, Kevin Kilzer, Cobus Van Eeden
  • Patent number: 9953128
    Abstract: Disclosed is an identification apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire power generation information from a power generation unit; and an identification unit configured to identify a behavior characteristic in accordance with the power generation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Maruyama, Masakazu Yajima, Munekatsu Fukuyama, Yohei Fukuma
  • Patent number: 9902592
    Abstract: A test method is applied to an elevator system having a control unit and at least one bus node. The bus node has a first microprocessor and a second microprocessor and the control unit and the bus node communicate by a bus. Furthermore, the first microprocessor and the second microprocessor are connected without interruption by a signal line. The test method includes the steps: a specification signal is transmitted by the control unit to the first microprocessor, the first microprocessor transmits the signal to the second microprocessor, and the second microprocessor provides the signal for the control unit. Finally, the control unit verifies whether the provided signal corresponds to a signal expected by the control unit. The elevator system includes a monitoring device for carrying out the test method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Astrid Sonnenmoser, David Michel, Martin Hess
  • Patent number: 9887971
    Abstract: A solar power conversion device embedded security module creates trusted metering data in relation to power generated and outputs it as metering data. The security module might be constructed as an IC card using semiconductor chip fabrication and assembly techniques integral with the solar power conversion device. The device might include more than one solar cell mounted on a panel to form an array. There may be a panel management module for collating data, e.g., from multiple cells, prior to transmission over a network via the metering output. The panel management module might include a subscriber identity module and the metering data output may provide associated mobile telephone endpoint technology so that the metering data can be transmitted over an air interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventors: Colin Thomas Mallett, Piotr Cofta
  • Patent number: 9880836
    Abstract: A method for deploying a software program on a target computing device includes receiving late-binding configuration actions; combining the late-binding configuration actions with a target computing device-specific model to produce a final configuration model; and providing the final configuration model to the target computing device. The final configuration model is executed by the target computing device to configure the target computing device with the software program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Rudolf Erik Van Dorsselaer
  • Patent number: 9851241
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a WIM (Weigh in Motion) sensor built into a road during travel of a calibrating vehicle measures the dynamic wheel force on the road and on the WIM sensor directly at the measuring wheel, depending on time or location. These wheel force data are transmitted to an evaluating unit. As the calibrating vehicle passes over, WIM signal data are simultaneously measured at the WIM sensor and transmitted to the evaluating unit. The wheel force data are synchronized with the WIM signal data in the evaluating unit. A calibration function is determined by comparing the dynamic wheel force data with the WIM signal data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventors: Adrian Hofmann, David Cornu, Reto Calderara
  • Patent number: 9847139
    Abstract: An apparatus having a first circuit and a second circuit is disclosed. The first circuit may be configured to generate statistics of a region of a memory circuit as part of a read scrub of the region. The region may have multiple units of data. The memory circuit may be configured to store the data in a nonvolatile condition. The second circuit is generally configured to (i) track one or more parameters of the region based on the statistics, (ii) determine when one or more of the statistics of one or more outliers of the units in the region exceeds a corresponding threshold and (iii) track the parameters of the outlier units separately from the parameters of the region in response to exceeding the corresponding threshold. The parameters generally control one or more reference voltages used to read the data from the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventors: Zhengang Chen, Erich F. Haratsch
  • Patent number: 9841947
    Abstract: Some embodiments include an absolute displacement detection device configured to calculate, from a plurality of displacement detection signals provided by a plurality of displacement detection mechanisms that detect displacement amounts, an absolute periodic signal having an absolute periodic signal period larger than displacement detection signal periods of the plurality of the displacement detection signals. Other embodiments of related devices and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Oriental Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Houda, Masaharu Furuta
  • Patent number: 9839177
    Abstract: A system for calibrating an agricultural product metering system is provided including a calibration unit configured to be mounted to the agricultural product metering system. The calibration unit includes a load cell configured to measure a calibration weight of product exiting the agricultural product metering system, and the calibration unit is configured to output signals indicative of the calibration weight of the product. The calibration system also includes a controller configured to receive the signals and to calculate a product flow rate based on the calibration weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: CNH Industrial Canada, Ltd.
    Inventor: Trevor Lawrence Kowalchuk
  • Patent number: 9803977
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed that may be integrated into a steel bridge fabrication shop to improve steel bridge fabrication. The apparatus and methods measures aspects of completely fabricated bridge girders and virtually assembles girders in order to design custom splice plates to fit girders together. The apparatus and method further comprises of a noncontact three-dimensional coordinate measurement apparatus and methods that measures aspects of a completely fabricated girder, stores measurements as a permanent record of the girder, and combines these measurements with measurements from other girders to create a virtual assembly for a steel bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Fuchs Consulting, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Fuchs
  • Patent number: 9784776
    Abstract: A frequency mask trigger capable of triggering based on a logical combination of two or more areas of a frequency mask transforms a frame of digital data representing an input signal into a frequency spectrum having a plurality of frequency bins, with each frequency bin having a power amplitude value. A frequency mask is defined having a plurality of reference power levels, one reference power level being associated with each frequency bin. Two or more areas of the frequency mask are defined, with each mask area corresponding to one or more of the frequency bins. A violation status is determined for each mask area by comparing all of the power amplitude values within each mask area to the associated reference power level. If any of the power amplitude values within the mask area violates the associated reference power level, then the entire mask area is deemed to be violated. A trigger signal is generated when a logical combination of the violation statuses of the mask areas is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc
    Inventor: John A. Dement