Patents Examined by Toan Le
  • Patent number: 10309885
    Abstract: A method for contamination monitoring includes measuring water based mud filtrate density and resistivity at downhole conditions, logging properties of a downhole fluid to find at least a resistivity and a density of a fluid sample at the downhole conditions, establishing a linear relationship between a water based mud filtrate conductivity at downhole conditions and the water based mud filtrate density at the downhole conditions, determining a density and a resistivity for native formation water, estimating a density for water based mud filtrate using the linear relationship between conductivity and density, and estimating a water based mud filtrate contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Youxiang Zuo, Adriaan Gisolf, Julian Pop, Oliver Mullins, Chetankumar Desai
  • Patent number: 10261506
    Abstract: A handheld field maintenance tool is provided with a removable memory module. The module is preferably adapted to be removable in the presence of a hazardous environment. Further, the handheld field maintenance tool is adapted, via hardware, software, or both to automatically detect the presence of the removable memory module and to copy, or otherwise install, data from the module to the tool. Data can be placed on a removable memory module in any suitable manner including flashing flash memory within the removable memory module, or, in embodiments where the removable memory module includes both storage and input/output capability, transmitting software and/or data to the storage media through the input/output capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher P. Kantzes, Brad N. Mathiowetz, Alden C. Russell, III
  • Patent number: 10261059
    Abstract: A computing device is described that is configured to analyze whether at least one structural member can be galvanized. In an implementation, the computing device includes a memory and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory. The computing device includes a module stored in memory and executable by the processor. The module is configured to instruct the processor to receive at least one structural member parameter. The structural member parameter is associated with a physical property of a structural member. The module is configured to analyze whether the structural member can be galvanized based upon the at least one structural member parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Brandon J. Lindau, Michael T. Obst
  • Patent number: 10254333
    Abstract: A quality affecting factor generation method for a semiconductor manufacturing process is provided. The method includes receiving data of a customer evaluation result obtained by a real use of shipped semiconductor products, preprocessing the data of the customer evaluation result, determining critical quality factors that affect a quality of the semiconductor products by applying a statistical model to the preprocessed data of the customer evaluation result; and determining a semiconductor product to be shipped to a customer company as a good product and a failed product using the determined critical quality factors and generating quality affecting factors of the semiconductor products to be managed to improve yield in a semiconductor manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: SeungLi Kim, Bokyoung Kang, Ji-Youn Kwon, Gilhan Kim, Chanhun Park, Byonghun Cho, SeHoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10254152
    Abstract: A measuring device including a sensor that generates data representing a detected body parameter, such as body fat, body water and weight of an individual. A portable device removably connected to the measuring device for receiving, displaying and storing the data representing the detected body parameter. The portable device may correlate the stored data with an individual user. The portable device is responsive to a personal computer for uploading the stored information thereto. The portable device includes a calibration unit for calibrating the measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Measurement Ltd.
    Inventor: Steven Petrucelli
  • Patent number: 10247786
    Abstract: A method for operating a battery system in a vehicle that includes multiple battery units is described. The method includes classifying an instantaneous aging state of the battery units, first association of the battery units with instantaneous aging classes as a function of their instantaneous aging state, predicting a future aging state of the battery units for a future point in time, second association of the battery units with future aging classes as a function of their future aging state, ascertaining an optimal point in time for replacing battery units based on a cost function, taking into account the instantaneous aging classes and the future aging classes. A battery management system that is configured for carrying out the method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Antonio La Marca, Christoph Woll
  • Patent number: 10242162
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method and system for predictively evaluating a water-insoluble material even without solubility measurement experiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Yup Lee, Ji-Won Jeong, Kyoung-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10235344
    Abstract: A rank-based score normalization framework that partitions matching scores into subsets and normalize each subset independently. Methods include implementing two versions of the framework: (i) using gallery-based information (i.e., gallery versus galleryscores), and (ii) updating available information in an online fashion. The methods improve the detection and identification rate from 20:90% up to 35:77% for Z-score and from 25:47% up to 30:29% for W-score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Panagiotis Moutafis, Ioannis A. Kakadiaris
  • Patent number: 10234845
    Abstract: A universal sensor interface for a machine data acquisition system includes a sensor power control circuit that: (1) provides a fast and accurate limiting response to a short-circuit fault, (2) survives and automatically recovers from multiple concurrent continuous short-circuit faults with no interruption to the electrical and thermal integrity of the acquisition system, (3) reduces power consumption/dissipation when in a faulted condition, (4) isolates adverse effects of a faulted channel from uninvolved channels, (5) isolates adverse effects of loose wiring termination “chatter” from uninvolved channels, (6) protects against adverse effects resulting from “hot wiring” of sensors, (7) protects the acquisition system against reasonably anticipated installation wiring errors, and (8) minimizes the availability of spark-inducing energy to the data acquisition system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Computational Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Willis, William E. Childress
  • Patent number: 10234316
    Abstract: An evaluation system for evaluating a flow rate of a fluid coming from a tank, the system including measurement device suitable for measuring a fluid level in the tank and including estimation device for estimating the flow rate of the fluid using an unscented Kalman filter, the estimation device including an obtaining device for obtaining the raw fluid flow rate and correction device connected to the obtaining device and to the measurement device and configured to correct the raw flow rate as obtained by the obtaining device as a function of the level measured by the measurement device. A method performed by such a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Serge Le Gonidec, Antoine Romet, Tarek Madani
  • Patent number: 10233728
    Abstract: A method for drilling a new oil or gas well in a selected geographical location includes extracting drilling modes from historic drilling data obtained from a group of drilled wells in the selected geographical location using a pattern recognition model. Each drilling mode represents a distinct pattern that quantifies at least two drilling variables at a specified drilling depth. The method also includes selecting a sequence of drilling modes at positions along a reference well as reference drilling modes that represent more efficient values for a selection of one or more of the at least two drilling variables compared to other extracted drilling modes; associating drilling parameter settings with the reference drilling modes; and drilling the new oil or gas well applying at least some of the drilling parameter settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Sean Kristjansson, Stephen Lai, Dean Tremaine
  • Patent number: 10228400
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, there is provided an electric meter including a sensor circuit configured to provide a plurality of instantaneous magnetic field measurements; a processing circuit configured to generate a time-series of magnetic field vectors, each magnetic field vector of the time-series of magnetic field vectors including the plurality of instantaneous magnetic field measurements; and a total current determination circuit configured to determine a total current, wherein the total current is a sum of currents of each branch of a plurality of branches of a power distribution network; wherein the processing circuit is further configured to compute a de-mixing matrix based on the determined total current and the time-series of magnetic field vectors, and further configured to linear transform each magnetic field vector using the de-mixing matrix to determine a current of each branch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: Illinois at Singapore Pte Ltd, Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Binbin Chen, Sreejaya Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 10222295
    Abstract: The system implements an algorithm that allows an integrator providing a vibration velocity measurement to be disabled automatically in order to do a PeakVue measurement. When the PeakVue measurement is required, the integrator is disabled and the last Overall velocity measurement is maintained. Once the PeakVue measurement is complete, the integrator is re-enabled and the Overall measurements resume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Computational Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Medley
  • Patent number: 10222271
    Abstract: A mechanism for indicating ambient temperature of an enclosure from temperatures determined within the enclosure. The temperatures may be obtained from two or more sensors at each of two or more locations within the enclosure. The enclosure may include heat generating components such as electronics. The enclosure may also incorporate one or more dynamic components that emanate sudden amounts of heat. The present mechanism compensates for such heat sources with a compensating scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammad Aljabari, Michael Lunacek, Jeff Tauer
  • Patent number: 10215883
    Abstract: Embodiments for monitoring groundwater discharge by one or more processors are described. A groundwater head at each of at least some of a plurality of locations is measured. A groundwater discharge for at least one of the plurality of locations is determined based on the measured groundwater heads. The determined groundwater discharge is compared to a groundwater discharge threshold associated with the at least one of the plurality of locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Sean A. McKenna, Seshu Tirupathi
  • Patent number: 10216259
    Abstract: Certain aspects of a method and system for processing signals that control a device using human breath may include receiving at the device, one or more signals from a detection device operable to function as a human interface device (HID). The signals may be generated in response to detection of movement of air caused by expulsion of human breath. Human interfacing with a graphical user interface (GUI) of the device may be enabled via the received signals. The detection device may comprise a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) detector. The received signals may be formatted into a HID profile. The HID profile may comprise one or more drivers and/or libraries that enables the interfacing with the GUI of the device. The drivers may enable one or more of initiation, establishment and/or termination of communication by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Pierre Bonnat
  • Patent number: 10209315
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide systems and methods for estimating battery discharge time duration during high-rate battery discharging. Generally speaking, embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a prediction of battery run times for short duration, high-current discharge events that are scaled in seconds rather than minutes, and which are continuously compensated for ambient temperature which can alter discharge times as a result of reaching thermal limitations before chemical capacity has actually been exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: James P. Novak, Robert L. Myers, Alexei Tikhonski
  • Patent number: 10209365
    Abstract: Biometric monitoring devices, including various technologies that may be implemented in such devices, are discussed herein. Additionally, techniques, systems, and apparatuses are discussed herein for providing power-conserving techniques and systems for efficiently utilizing a GPS receiver are described. The positional fix frequency of the GPS receiver may, according to some implementations, be modified or adjusted between various levels according to data from one or more non-GPS sensors. Such non-GPS sensors may include, for example, ambient light intensity or spectrum sensors, accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers, heart rate sensors, galvanic skin response sensors, infrared sensors, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Subramaniam Venkatraman, Heiko Gernot Albert Panther, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen
  • Patent number: 10211673
    Abstract: An electrical panel meter system may include a controller and a plurality of meter modules. Each meter module may be configured to monitor, read, and store at the meter module electrical data related to electrical power provided to a respective branch circuit of the electrical panel meter system. The controller may be configured to issue a read command simultaneously to each meter module and to store a timestamp indicative of the issuance of the read command. The controller may also be configured to issue a send command sequentially to each meter module to transmit its stored electrical data reading. The controller may further be configured to append the stored timestamp to each received electrical data reading to create a timestamped electrical data reading suitable for use in power quality analyzes. Methods of timestamping electrical data sampled in an electrical panel meter system are also provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Terricciano, Matthew Leidy
  • Patent number: 10209400
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes facilitating a real-time display of drilling-performance data for a current well. The method further includes receiving new channel data for the current well from a wellsite computer system. The method also retrieving input data including historical drilling-performance data for an offset well relative to the current well. In addition, the method includes computing calculated data for the current well based on the channel data and the input data. Moreover, the method includes updating the real-time display with the calculated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Petrolink International Ltd.
    Inventors: Rafael Angel Bermudez Martinez, Concepcion Isidro Olán