Patents Examined by Terence E Stifter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11353358
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for interactive weight management that includes generating a number of sub-goal weights g0, g1, . . . gn based on a current weight Cw, a desired weight loss amount (?W), a desired weight Dw, a curve tension r, and a timeframe (?) in which the weight loss amount (?W) is to be achieved, wherein the timeframe (?) includes a number (n) of time periods that each correspond with a pair of successive ones of the sub-goal weights g0, g1, . . . gn. The method includes sending the sub-goal weights g0, g1, . . . gn and the number (n) of time periods to a weight measuring device that is associated with a user. Based on the condition Wa1>gi<Wa2 or based on the condition W a ? ? 1 < g i + g i + 1 2 ? ? and ? ? W a ? ? 2 < g i + 1 + g i + 2 2 , new sub-goal weights g0, g1, . . . gn are generated and are updated in the weighing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Rasimo Systems LLC
    Inventor: Sarfraz Khokhar
  • Patent number: 11346705
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for interactive weight management that includes generating a number of sub-goal weights g0, g1, . . . gn based on a current weight Cw, a desired weight loss amount (?W), a desired weight Dw, a curve tension r, and a timeframe (?) in which the weight loss amount (?W) is to be achieved, wherein the timeframe (?) includes a number (n) of time periods that each correspond with a pair of successive ones of the sub-goal weights g0, g1, . . . gn. The method includes sending the sub-goal weights g0, g1, . . . gn and the number (n) of time periods to a weight measuring device that is associated with a user. Based on the condition Wa1>gi<Wa2 or based on the condition W a ? ? 1 < g i + g i + 1 2 ? ? and ? ? W a ? ? 2 < g i + 1 + g i + 2 2 , new sub-goal weights g0, g1, . . . gn are generated and are updated in the weighing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Rasimo Systems LLC
    Inventor: Sarfraz Khokhar
  • Patent number: 11340249
    Abstract: An increase in power consumption involved in calibration for calibrating an offset of a geomagnetism sensor is suppressed. An electronic device performs calibration of an output error of the geomagnetism sensor so that the geomagnetism sensor can output more accurate geomagnetism data based on angular speed data output by a gyro sensor. The electronic device controls turning ON/OFF of the gyro sensor. The electronic device determines whether or not calibration of the geomagnetism sensor is necessary. When it is determined that calibration of the geomagnetism sensor is unnecessary, the electronic device performs a control operation to turn OFF the gyro sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiichi Nomura, Tsuyoshi Minami
  • Patent number: 11331005
    Abstract: A sensing device including a sensor, a triggering mechanism is provided. The sensing device is attachable to a covering positioned in contact with a body such that the triggering mechanism extends between first and second segments of the body. Movement of at least one of the first and second segments activates the triggering mechanism to provide an input to the sensor, actuating the sensor to generate an output defining at least one measurement of the movement. The measurement may be one or more of rotation, translation, velocity, acceleration, and joint angle. An intermediate mechanism may be interposed between the triggering mechanism and the sensor. The sensing device may include a means to process or record measurements corresponding to movement. A system and method of measuring the movement is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: AILETICS LLC
    Inventor: Thomas J. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 11326877
    Abstract: The invention can be used for determining absolute movements of objects. The problem to be solved consists in increasing the accuracy of the measurement of movements of an object when obstacles are present in the trajectory of motion thereof by eliminating error accumulation in the positioning of signal sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Marina Vladimirovna Medvedeva, Konstantin Borisovich Utkin
  • Patent number: 11301083
    Abstract: A sensor having a set of plates that are in contact from their bottom at the corners with a set of protrusions that are in contact from above with a plurality of intersections, each having a sensing element, of a grid of wires disposed on a base, and a top surface layer that is disposed atop the set of plates, so that force imparted from above onto the top surface layer is transmitted to the plates and thence to the protrusions, and thence to the intersections of the grid of wires which are thereby compressed between the base and protrusions; and that the protrusions above thereby focus the imparted force directly onto the intersections. A sensor includes a computer in communication with the grid which causes prompting signals to be sent to the grid and reconstructs a continuous position of force on the surface from interpolation based on data signals received from the grid. A method for sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee, Alex Grau, Gerald Seidman
  • Patent number: 11255752
    Abstract: A mechanical diagnosis method for combustion abnormality using engine noise includes: calculating an Energy K and a Loudness standard deviation index (NSTD) with Kurtosis analysis by a diagnosis controller 30 from noise data measured together with a signal component by rotation excitation of an engine 10; calculating a plurality of order frequency peak order component values by a Modulation Frequency Transform; and distinguishing a cylinder where abnormal combustion occurs from a cylinder where normal combustion occurs by applying a predetermined threshold to these calculated values, thereby classifying, by Modulation Frequency analysis, problem samples of the rotation excitation and combustion excitation influence of the engine in which the abnormality state determination of the engine has been difficult only with energy distribution while overcoming the limitation of Kurtosis analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION, Kookmin University Industry Academy Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Jae-Min Jin, In-Soo Jung, Sung-Hwan Shin
  • Patent number: 11236604
    Abstract: System and methods for optimizing flow distribution across multiple production zones are provided. A flow distribution is assigned to a plurality of production zones along a wellbore within a formation. A temperature value is estimated for each of the production zones, based on the assigned flow distribution. The estimated temperature value is compared with an actual temperature value determined for each production zone. An error amount for the estimated temperature value is calculated based on the comparison. Based on the error amount, it is determined whether or not the flow distribution has reached a global optimum. The assigning, the estimating, the comparing, the calculating, and the determining are repeated until it is determined that the flow distribution assigned to the plurality of production zones has reached the global optimum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Hongyan Duan, Donghong Pei, Eric Howard Holley, Dion Clarence Thomas Billard
  • Patent number: 11232011
    Abstract: A method for testing performance of a page control comprising: testing each of multiple evaluation dimensions for a page control, the multiple evaluation dimensions comprising at least one of an FPS (Frames Per Second) at the time of scrolling a page, an FPS at the time of opening a message, the number of times of adding a message, an FPS at the time of cutting an image, an FPS at the time of adding a message, and the number of times of rendering a page; determining a test result of each of the evaluation dimensions; determining operation performance of the page control according to the test result of each of the evaluation dimensions. Also disclosed is an apparatus for testing performance of a page control, and an electronic device. Operation performance of the page control can be tested in multiple aspects and the credibility of performance evaluation results is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: ZHUHAI JUNTIAN ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhenbei Yu
  • Patent number: 11232651
    Abstract: A method for determining a period in a vehicle using several time sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventors: Henrik Antoni, Bernhard Jungk
  • Patent number: 11224404
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory storing a program, and one or more processors that, by executing the program, function as an obtaining unit configured to obtain information relating to a posture of an imaging device that is imaging a region of a subject, and a determination unit configured to perform a determination, based on the information relating to the posture, regarding which region of the subject corresponds to the region imaged by the imaging device. The determination unit performs the determination based on the information relating to the posture obtained at a timing when a posture of the imaging device satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Naganawa, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Takaaki Endo
  • Patent number: 11221410
    Abstract: A light sensor or the like that has an improved measurement speed is realized. A light sensor includes a computation unit that computes a distance between the light sensor and a sensing object on the basis of a difference between a center position of reflection light, which indicates a center position of distribution of light reception probability of a first light receiving unit in a first histogram, and a center position of reference light, which indicates a center position of distribution of light reception probability of a second light receiving unit in a second histogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiki Ikuta, Takuma Hiramatsu, Takayuki Shimizu, Hideki Sato
  • Patent number: 11209521
    Abstract: Methods and systems for developing a prototype pulse in real-time. A method includes detecting, by a signal processor, a plurality of repetitive pulse signals carried in energy waves received at an antenna. The method further includes estimating time intervals corresponding to occurrences of the plurality of repetitive pulse signals and extracting a plurality of pulse signal segments detected by the signal processor during each of the time intervals over a time period. The signal processor selects a first pulse signal segment received during one of the time intervals and calculates respective time delays relative to the first pulse signal segment for each remaining pulse signal segment of the plurality of pulse signal segments. The signal processor then time-aligns the extracted pulse signal segments with the first pulse signal segment and averages the pulse signal segments to establish a prototype pulse signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: James B. Baker
  • Patent number: 11209456
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes an inertial measurement unit, a lidar sensor, and one or more processors configured to perform operations. The operations include receiving data from the lidar sensor. The operations include determining movement data based on the data received from the lidar sensor. The operations include receiving data from the inertial measurement unit. The operations include determining, based on the movement data and the data received from the inertial measurement unit, one or more calibration factors for the inertial measurement unit. The operations include applying the one or more calibration factors to a measurement received from the inertial measurement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Woven Planet North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Oliver Nichols, Mayur Nitinbhai Shah
  • Patent number: 11204391
    Abstract: A method and system for monitoring a charge capacity of a battery includes determining a predicted charge capacity and a first uncertainty parameter based upon the current, voltage, and temperature of the battery, wherein the predicted charge capacity is determined by executing a charge capacity degradation model. A measured charge capacity and an associated second uncertainty parameter of the battery are also determined, by executing a charge capacity update routine. A charge capacity estimate for the battery is determined based upon the predicted charge capacity and the measured charge capacity, and an updated uncertainty parameter for the charge capacity estimate is determined based upon the first and the second uncertainty parameters. An estimated covariance parameter, and a covariance ratio are determined based upon the updated uncertainty parameter and the estimated covariance parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Charles W. Wampler, Justin R. McDade
  • Patent number: 11151008
    Abstract: A diagnostic system may utilize telemetry from a monitored system to infer information about the operation of various components systems within the monitored system. In embodiments, inferences may be drawn from a comparison of various component systems using a system of implication and exoneration. Exoneration is utilized to isolate faulty components from functioning components by comparing information between the systems, which may run in parallel. A dynamic grouping algorithm may eventually isolate faulty components and suggest the root cause as well as multiple distinct faults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Oceaneering International, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Warren Mercer, Jeff Newberry, Govind Shil Dayal Srivastava
  • Patent number: 11122909
    Abstract: In one example, this disclosure describes a method including receiving, at a central controller of an air mattress system, a plurality of air pressure value, determining a plurality of average values using the plurality of the received air pressure values, calculating a difference value between a first one of the plurality of average values and a second one of the plurality of average values, comparing the difference value to a threshold value, determining, based on the comparison, whether a user of the air mattress system moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Sleep Number Corporation
    Inventors: Wade Daniel Palashewski, Rob Nunn, Matthew Wayne Tilstra, Steven Jay Young, Carl Hewitt, Yuri Zhovnirovsky
  • Patent number: 11119235
    Abstract: A method to automatically interpret a subsurface feature within geophysical data, the method including: storing, in a computer memory, geophysical data obtained from a survey of a subsurface region; and extracting, with a computer, a feature probability volume by processing the geophysical data with one or more fully convolutional neural networks, which are trained to relate the geophysical data to at least one subsurface feature, wherein the extracting includes fusing together outputs of the one or more fully convolutional neural networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Wei D. Liu, Diego A. Hernandez, Niranjan A. Subrahmanya, D. Braden Fitz-Gerald
  • Patent number: 11079441
    Abstract: Provided is an internal resistance estimating method capable of estimating the internal resistance of a secondary battery, taking account of conditions when the secondary battery is being charged, without requiring progress information when the secondary battery is being used. The internal resistance estimating method for estimating the internal resistance of a secondary battery includes estimating an internal resistance Rd (Ts, Is, Va) on the basis of an internal resistance calculating formula, from an acquired internal resistance Rd (Ta, la, Va) of a battery, and estimating an internal resistance Rd (Ts, Is, Vs) from the estimated internal resistance Rd (Ts, Is, Va).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Endo, Terumi Furuta, Mitsumoto Kawai
  • Patent number: 11015936
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a moving track shape of a second device that is presented before and after a wireless communication connection between the second device and the first device is broken, and a moving track of the second device presented before the wireless communication coupling between the second device and the first device is broken, and matching the moving track shape of the second device presented before and after the wireless communication connection between the second device and the first device is broken and the moving track of the second device presented before the wireless communication connection between the second device and the first device is broken to determine a moving track of the second device presented after the wireless communication connection between the second device and the first device is broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaoping Zhang