Patents Examined by Tarun Sinha
  • Patent number: 11609211
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an object recognition apparatus, which includes: an actuator unit configured to contact an object and generate vibrations and transmit them through objects based on the inherent characteristic of the object; and a sensor unit connected to the actuator unit to receive the vibration and generate a voltage signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Youngsu Cha, Jae Hoon Chung, Yonghwan Oh
  • Patent number: 11609209
    Abstract: A sensor system for detecting water or air in a hollow member comprises a first acoustic sensor assembly in a first housing on one side of the hollow member, a second acoustic sensor assembly in a second housing on the opposite side, a controller unit connected to the first and/or second sensor assemblies, and where the first and second sensor assemblies and the controller unit are provided with power supply. Each of the first and second sensor assemblies comprises a set of probes connected to electronics for transmitting and receiving signals, and where the housings comprise fastening means for connecting the housings and the probes to the hollow member. The controller unit comprises a microcontroller, software for controlling and coordinating transmission and reception of signals between said probes, and means for registering and logging data generated by the sensor assemblies. A method detects water or air in a hollow member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: 4Subsea AS
    Inventor: Age Gronningsaeter
  • Patent number: 11604172
    Abstract: An ultrasonic monitoring probe for internal service stress of a marine structural component. The probe includes a detection wedge provided with two symmetrically arranged inclined surfaces at its top, two connecting channels vertical to the two inclined surfaces and penetrating through the detection wedge and provided with threaded holes close to the inclined surfaces and water storage cavities far away from the inclined surfaces, two ultrasonic transducers mounted in the threaded holes of the two connecting channels and configured for generating and receiving ultrasonic waves; two bottom rings located at a bottom of the detection wedge and arranged relative to the water storage cavities and configured for attachment to a surface of a detected component, a magnet disposed in a magnet placement hole arranged at a central position between the two connecting passages, and a monitoring device electrically connected with the two ultrasonic transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventors: Chunguang Xu, Shuangyi Li, Yuren Lu, Peng Yin, Dezhi Li, Wenyuan Song
  • Patent number: 11604168
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for demonstrating acoustic properties of a fenestration unit are provided herein. A system includes a sound demonstration apparatus having a sound insulating member defining an acoustic chamber, wherein the sound demonstration apparatus includes at least one open face. The system also includes a sound emitter operable to be positioned in the acoustic chamber of the sound demonstration apparatus, wherein the sound demonstration apparatus is operable to engage the fenestration unit at the open face of the sound demonstration apparatus. The method includes positioning the sound demonstration apparatus and a fenestration unit, such that the fenestration unit and the sound demonstration apparatus are operably engaged and form an acoustic chamber. The method includes activating a sound emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventor: Brian L. Kolb
  • Patent number: 11598754
    Abstract: There is provided a method for determining material properties in an active acoustic spectroscopy system, the method comprising: acquiring a multidimensional acoustic spectrum from a material in a container using acoustic spectroscopy; reducing the dimensionality of the acoustic spectrum using a mathematical dimensionality reduction method, thereby forming a reduced acoustic spectrum describing a material state; and determining if the material state belongs to a predetermined material state cluster. There is also provided a system for performing the described method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: ACOSENSE AB
    Inventors: Johannes Kocher, Luís Reina
  • Patent number: 11598744
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a sensor part and a first circuit. The sensor part includes a base body, a fixed electrode fixed to the base body, a supporter fixed to the base body, and a movable part supported by the supporter. The movable part includes a movable region including a movable electrode facing the fixed electrode, and a first support region provided between the movable region and the supporter. The first support region includes a first electrode, and a second electrode insulated from the first electrode. The first circuit is configured to perform a first operation of applying a voltage between the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11594304
    Abstract: A method of identifying molecular parameters in a complex mixture may include receiving a set of combined transition frequencies and analyzing the set of combined transition frequencies using a first trained artificial neural network to generate a plurality of separated transition frequency sets. Each of the plurality of separated frequency sets may be analyzed using a second trained artificial neural network to generate a respective set of estimated spectral parameters. The method may include identifying a set of molecular parameters corresponding to the set of separated transition frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Kirills Prozuments, Daniel P. Zaleski, Prasanna Balaprakash
  • Patent number: 11585785
    Abstract: The present application discloses a portable odor detector and a method for operating the same, especially for a disposable hygiene product or its raw materials, comprising a housing, a display screen, a battery assembly, a circuit board and a sampling unit, wherein the sampling unit comprises a heat-resistant housing in which a detection chamber is defined, an odor sensor is arranged in the detection chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO., KGaA
    Inventors: Jianlin Qiu, Zhiguo Lu, Yong Chen
  • Patent number: 11586158
    Abstract: Implementations of systems for monitoring industrial equipment may include: a processor coupled with one or more sensors. The systems may include one or more input/outputs coupled with the sensors. The one or more input/outputs may be configured to couple with one or more peripheral devices. The processor may be configured to electrically couple with a remote server. The remote server may be configured to process data received from the one or more sensors and instruct, through the processor, the one or more peripheral devices to make an adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Etellimetrix, LLC
    Inventors: Brian D. Downing, Pranam Joshi, Ramesh Narasimhan, Afreen Shaikh
  • Patent number: 11573080
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ultrasonic measuring unit for attaching to a measuring instrument. The measuring instrument is designed in such a way that the measuring instrument can be arranged on a movement axis of a machine. When the ultrasonic measuring unit is arranged on the measuring instrument, an ultrasonic measurement can be carried out by means of the ultrasonic measuring unit. The ultrasonic measuring unit comprises a tubular sleeve and an elastic carrier element. The tubular sleeve surrounds the elastic carrier element. The elastic carrier element consists of a material that conducts ultrasonic waves. At a first end of the tubular sleeve, the elastic carrier element protrudes beyond an outer edge of the tubular sleeve. The tubular sleeve and the elastic carrier element are intended to contact, in particular directly, the surface to be measured, during a probing process of the measuring instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignees: M & H Inprocess Messtechnik GmbH, Karl Deutsch Prüf—und Messgerätebau GmbH + Co KG
    Inventors: Matthias Seitz, Simon Steves
  • Patent number: 11573257
    Abstract: A system for acoustically detecting dielectric breakdown of, or partial discharge within, or on, an electrical device includes at least one electroacoustic (EA) transducer configured to detect an acoustic vibration of the electrical device, and a controller electrically connected to the at least one EA transducer. The controller is configured to receive a signal from the at least one EA transducer, and analyze the signal to determine whether the signal includes data associated with an acoustic vibration in a frequency range of dielectric breakdown and/or partial discharge of the electrical device. The applicability of such a system includes, but is not limited to, electronic parts or assembly screening, life characterization testing for materials and processes, diagnostic methods or aides, augmenting testing of components, assemblies or systems, and in service monitoring to support preventative or condition based maintenance to avert an in-service issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Christopher Mark Severns, John R. Hull
  • Patent number: 11566936
    Abstract: A method and system can measure the weight of a bulk material within a container by applying excitation in the form of vibrational energy and interpreting the container's response to the vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Munters Corporation
    Inventors: Bryon Western, Edgar Cilio
  • Patent number: 11567059
    Abstract: The profiler system and method measure multiphase fluid with or without a container. The profiler includes at least one sensor module. Each sensor module extends a set distance from an upper end to a lower end of the module. This set distance determines proximal and distal measurement zones corresponding to different portions of multiphase fluid. The zones can be aligned within the container to define a sample volume with a relative position from top to bottom within the container. The profiler measures fluid characteristics with location data based on the sample volume or zones so that a profile of the multiphase fluid includes position of the portions of multiphase fluid measured. The safety and accuracy of storage in a container or active flow in a flow connector or open water can be maintained, even as the multiphase fluid dynamically changes while in storage and while in active flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Agar Corporation, Inc.
    Inventors: David Farchy, Steven Bates, Efim Metsner, Hector Alfredo Viale-Rigo Capuzzo, Illenny Guevara
  • Patent number: 11567047
    Abstract: A chromatographic data system processing apparatus includes a standard sample time table for prestoring a first retention time and a first allowable width of each peak of specific components of a standard sample, a determination unit for determining whether a number of peaks coincides with a specified number when a peak cannot be identified, an alteration unit for altering the standard sample time table by increasing the first allowable width of a specific component to an altered allowable width, an identification unit for identifying the peaks based on the altered standard sample time table when all peaks fall within a range of the altered allowable width, and a setting unit for acquiring an actually-measured retention time of the peaks, and setting a measurement sample time table based on the actually-measured retention time and a second allowable width when the peaks are identified based on the altered standard sample time table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation
    Inventors: Masahito Ito, Ikuko Narimatsu, Kazuhiko Okuzawa, Hirofumi Toshima
  • Patent number: 11567487
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to diagnosing a fault in an electric drive of a process plant. The fault diagnosis method includes receiving fault data from an electric drive upon occurrence of the fault. The method further includes obtaining a fault code and a drive type associated with the electric drive from the fault data. In addition, the method comprises determining one or more drive parts to replace by comparing the fault code and the drive type with a mapped data for a plurality of drive types. The mapped data for each drive type includes a relation between a plurality of fault codes and a plurality of drive parts. The method further includes initiating a maintenance operation involving replacement of the one or more drive parts to address the fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Abhilash Pani, Jinendra Gugaliya, Rahul Kumar-Vij, Promodh Narayan Ravichandran
  • Patent number: 11559003
    Abstract: A yield calculation system comprises a position sensor configured to detect a position. A baler comprises a bale chamber in which crop material is to be formed into a bale, a volume measurement sensor provided in the bale chamber and configured to measure a volume of the bale in the bale chamber, the volume corresponding to the position detected by the position sensor, and a moisture measurement sensor provided in the bale chamber and configured to measure a moisture amount in the bale, the moisture amount corresponding to the position detected by the position sensor. Circuitry is configured to calculate, based on the volume of the bale and the moisture amount corresponding to the position, a yield corresponding to the position by excluding the moisture amount from an amount of the bale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Takeru Ibuki, Hirokazu Sasamoto, Sakura Sasakura, Yasuhiro Nishida
  • Patent number: 11561313
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable medium to perform operations including: clipping an average velocity grid of a seismic reference surface (SRSAV), in an oil and gas field, to remove average velocity data of a region containing high-angle, horizontal (HA/HZ) boreholes, wherein the seismic reference surface approximates a geological reference surface; based on (i) a depth grid of the geological reference surface (GRSD) generated using HA/HZ borehole data, and (ii) a time grid of the seismic reference surface (SRST), generating borehole average velocity grid (BAV) along the HA/HZ boreholes; gridding the BAV with the clipped SRSAV to generate a hybrid seismic borehole average velocity grid (HSBAV) of the oil and gas field; and based on the HSBAV and the SRST, generating a hybrid seismic geological depth grid (HSGD) of the oil and gas field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Troy W. Thompson, Jay Vogt
  • Patent number: 11555795
    Abstract: A method for predicting formation permeability by measuring diffusional tortuosity in several directions by pulse gradient NMR. The method comprises evaluating an anisotropic diffusion coefficient by pulsed gradient NMR, determining diffusional tortuosity from the restricted diffusion data, supplementing the NMR results with resistivity and sonic logging data, measuring anisotropic tortuosity and porosity by resistivity and sonic data and combining all components in a single fitting model. The 11-coefficient model is trained to recognize the true values of permeability by comparing the real oil permeabilities measured. in a library of oil-carrying rock cores with the NMR, resistivity and sonic correlates The fitting coefficients are extracted by minimizing the discrepancy between the laboratory measured permeabilities and the predicted values combining all rapid logging information components with the agreement-maximizing weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Mahmoud Elsayed, Ammar El-Husseiny, Mohamed Mahmoud, Karem Al-Garadi
  • Patent number: 11549358
    Abstract: A method for enhancing a formation property image may include taking at least one set of formation property measurements with a borehole imaging device, arranging the at least one set of formation property measurements into a two-dimensional image with a buffer, feeding the two-dimensional image into a deep-learning neural network (DNN), and forming a corrected formation property image from the two-dimensional image. The method may further include inverting the at least one set of formation property measurements to form at least one set of inverted formation property measurements and arranging the at least one set of inverted formation property measurements into a two-dimensional image with a buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Li Pan, Ahmed Elsayed Fouda, Junwen Dai
  • Patent number: 11549866
    Abstract: An automatic plant tissue sampler and a method for operating the same are provided. The sampler can include a plant handler configured to transport a plurality of plants to an imager. The imager may be configured to image plants to identify a sampling location. The automatic plant tissue sampler also includes a sampler configured to remove a tissue sample from the sampling location of plants, and a collection vessel configured to receive the tissue samples. The automatic plant tissue sampler may transport a plurality of plants to an imager and images the plurality of plants to identify a sampling location. The automatic plant tissue sampler can remove a tissue sample from the sampling location of the plurality of plants and store the tissue samples in a collection vessel for testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Fraunhofer USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Sercel, Aaron Sharpe, Sudong Shu, Holger Wirz