Patents Examined by Toan M. Le
  • Patent number: 11933789
    Abstract: A device includes: a first portion configured to be grasped by the hand of the user, and a second portion defining a reservoir containing a control material, wherein the control material contains a target analyte in a known or predetermined concentration. A method of verifying the accuracy of an analyte monitoring device includes receiving a fluid sample, identifying the fluid sample as a control solution, and analyzing the fluid sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Intuity Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelley J. Lipman, Michael F. Tomasco, Peter Uy-Vu Ly, Jennifer Y. Blomo, Paul D. Reynolds, John F. Larkin, Robin S. Gaffney, Kimberly J. Tansey, Christopher L. Stewart, Raul Escutia, Robert W. Bowers
  • Patent number: 11920456
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include a casing installation monitoring system that monitors surface equipment (that is, equipment of a rig), provides information on casing installation operations (for example, hook load, torque, RPM, and cumulative fatigue) at various times and depths, provides initial casing installation guidelines, and provides alarms before and during the casing installation operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Tenaris Connections B.V.
    Inventors: Adonis-Costin Ichim, Carlos Hector Blanc, Alexandru Adrian Zestran, Carlos Ignacio Lucca, Lee Jeremy Pereira
  • Patent number: 11913823
    Abstract: Aircraft landing gear strut breakout friction values are used to correct measured strut pressure as related to the amount of weight supported; with the ability to generate and refine the breakout friction value database, and ability to predict a future breakout friction correction value by trending historical measurements, as compared to recent measurements, as further compared to real-time breakout friction values. The system is used in monitoring, measuring, computing and displaying the weight and center of gravity for aircraft utilizing telescopic oleo landing gear struts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: C. Kirk Nance
  • Patent number: 11916380
    Abstract: Methods for verifying and updating connectivity information in a geographic information system may consider location information for meters and transformers and voltage data obtained by the meters. Meters that are incorrectly associated with a transformer may be flagged and candidate transformers may be evaluated to identify a correct association. The analysis may consider voltage data from multiple meters to determine correlation values. Correlation values or confidence factors may be used to identify a transformer for the correct association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Soorya Kuloor, Chethana Kuloor, Umang Deora, Anthony DeRubeis
  • Patent number: 11914349
    Abstract: A predictive analytics apparatus, engine, system and method capable of providing real time analytics in a manufacturing system. The apparatus, engine, system and method may include a data input capable of receiving raw data output from at least one machine operable to effect the manufacturing system embodiments, and a processor associated with a computing memory and suitable for executing code from the computing memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: JABIL INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Shibuya, Abhishek, Ralph Ross
  • Patent number: 11910275
    Abstract: A method performed within a user device includes receiving at least one response signal corresponding to a respective tag. The method includes, identifying a directional location of the respective tag relative to the user device. The method includes estimating a distance of the respective tag relative to the user device. The method includes correlating the directional location and distance of the respective tag to generate corresponding position information. The position information provides more precise point location of the object. The method includes outputting the corresponding position information to an electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Nikhil Ambha Madhusudhana, Vivek K. Tyagi, Sudhir C. Vissa
  • Patent number: 11908551
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying potential targets for a pharmaceutical compound. The system includes a database arrangement operable to store existing data sources and information related to the pharmaceutical compound; and a processing module communicably coupled to database arrangement. The processing module is operable to receive information related to the pharmaceutical compound, wherein the information includes at least one known target associated with the pharmaceutical compound; extract plurality of targets from existing data sources, wherein the existing data sources comprise plurality of data records and wherein each of the plurality of targets is associated with the pharmaceutical compound in at least one data record; analyse druggability of each of plurality of targets to determine a preliminary set of targets; determine net score for each of the targets in preliminary set of targets; and designate targets with a net score above a predefined threshold, as potential targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: INNOPLEXUS AG
    Inventors: Gaurav Tripathi, Om Sharma, Vatsal Agarwal, Anurag Chandrekar
  • Patent number: 11906678
    Abstract: A seismic observation device includes an input unit receiving input of time-series data of measurement values of a vibration, a processing target determination unit determining a time period of the time-series data that is a processing target, and a type determination unit acquiring a likelihood of classifying a cause of the vibration indicated in the time-series data in the time period into each of types of cause.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignees: NEC CORPORATION, JAPAN AGENCY FOR MARINE-EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Naoki Kuwamori, Narumi Takahashi, Masaru Nakano, Kentaro Sueki, Shuichiro Yada, Yoko Kuwamori
  • Patent number: 11899155
    Abstract: Provided are methods of reducing water consumption in a fracturing operation. The methods can include imaging a geologic formation surrounding a borehole using a downhole tool within the borehole. The method can further include identifying, within the image, fractures conducive to hydrocarbon production; correlating the fractures conducive to hydrocarbon production to fracture zones; and selecting locations of the fracture zones to be hydraulically fractured, wherein the selected locations collectively represent less than the axial length of the borehole, thereby reducing water consumption compared to hydraulic fracturing along an entirety of the axial length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Cenovus Energy Inc.
    Inventor: Tim J. Davies
  • Patent number: 11899154
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a DAS same-well monitoring real-time microseismic effective event identification method based on deep learning, including: constructing a DAS-based horizontal well microseismic monitoring system; constructing a training data set, including microseismic event data, pipe wave data and background noise data with different types of labels; constructing a signal identification module; training the signal identification module by using the training data set; preprocessing actual monitoring data, inputting the preprocessed data into the signal identification module to obtain an output result; marking microseismic events identified in the output result, and updating the marked microseismic events into the training data set; and adjusting and updating the signal identification module. The identification method according to the present disclosure can identify microseismic events in DAS same-well monitoring data in real time and efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventors: Yikang Zheng, Yibo Wang, Shaojiang Wu, Yi Yao
  • Patent number: 11898901
    Abstract: A method for mapping fiber optic distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) measurements to particle motion involves obtaining, from a fiber optic DAS system in a wellbore, a first set of DAS data associated with a first seismic wave; obtaining, from a discrete seismic receiver in the wellbore, measured particle motion data associated with the first seismic wave; generating training data from the first set of DAS data and the measured particle motion data; training a machine learning model using the training data; obtaining a second set of DAS data associated with a second seismic wave; and determining a predicted particle motion in response to the second seismic wave using the machine learning model applied to the second set of DAS data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Lei Fu, Weichang Li
  • Patent number: 11894181
    Abstract: A method determines the overload capacity of a high-voltage device. The method includes creating a load forecast request for a predefined time period, determining an operational state of the high-voltage device by obtaining state parameters, transmitting the load forecast request and the state parameters at a request time to a load-forecasting model, and determining the maximum utilization in the predefined time period by the load-forecasting model, with which the overload capacity of a high-voltage device can be fully exploited. A lifetime consumption of the high-voltage device before the request time is derived from measured values by obtaining an actually consumed lifetime and the actually consumed lifetime is fed to the load-forecasting model as a state parameter. The load-forecasting model then determines the maximum overload capacity depending on the actually consumed lifetime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Johannes Raith, Ronny Fritsche, Thomas Hammer, Matthias Kuestermann
  • Patent number: 11874417
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for distributed acoustic sensing in a marine environment surrounding a repeater along a fibre-optic submarine communications cable. The system includes at least one distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) unit. Each DAS unit further includes a light source that is configured to transmit outgoing light in at least one fibre-optic sensing cable that is located in the marine environment and a receiver configured to receive reflected light that includes at least one optical property influenced by an acoustic disturbance in the marine environment. Each DAS unit further includes an optical multiplexer for multiplexing optical signals onto the fibre-optic submarine communications cable via the repeater where the optical signals carry information on the at least influenced optical property. A method for distributed acoustic sensing in the marine environment is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Fiber Sense Limited
    Inventor: Mark Andrew Englund
  • Patent number: 11850307
    Abstract: Described is a multi-dosage array of tablets comprising one or more active substances, the tablets being coated and void of tablet portioning means so as to avoid contact of the tablet constituents upon handling by a user for the provision of a plurality of different dosages of the one or more active substances to a plurality of patients of different weight who are in need of the said one or more active substances, the dosage being dependent on the weight of the respective patient, the array of tablets comprising three or more tablet groups, each tablet group consisting of identical tablets having unique identification means and a unique dosage of the one or more active substances, the said tablets differing from tablets of another group of the array in at least the dosage of the said two or more active substances and in the identification means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: ALFASAN NEDERLAND B.V.
    Inventors: Freek Helsper, Anthonie Sebastiaan Tesink
  • Patent number: 11835032
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for controlling a wind turbine. The method includes: dividing a plurality of wind turbines into at least one group based on a similarity in status information of the plurality of wind turbines; in response to having detected a fault in a first wind turbine of the plurality of wind turbines, searching a group to which the first wind turbine belongs for a second wind turbine matching status information of the first wind turbine; and controlling the first wind turbine based on parameters from the second wind turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Utopus Insights, Inc.
    Inventors: Xin Xin Bai, Jin Dong, Li Li, Liang Liu, Xiao Guang Rui, Hai Feng Wang, Wen Jun Yin
  • Patent number: 11838036
    Abstract: Monitoring, systems and methods for data collection in an industrial environment are disclosed. A system may include a data collector communicatively coupled to a plurality of input channels and to a network infrastructure, wherein the data collector collects data based on a selected data collection routine, a data storage structured to store a plurality of collector routes and collected data, a data acquisition circuit structured to interpret a plurality of detection values from the collected data, and a data analysis circuit structured to analyze the collected data, and sense a change in operation and determine an aggregate rate of data being collected from the plurality of input channels. If the aggregate rate exceeds a throughput parameter the data analysis circuit alters the data collection to reduce the amount of data collected or, based on the sensed change, modify a collector route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Strong Force IoT Portfolio 2016, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Howard Cella, Gerald William Duffy, Jr., Jeffrey P. McGuckin, Mehul Desai
  • Patent number: 11828769
    Abstract: Apparatuses are disclosed for identifying portable devices carried by the same person. An example apparatus includes at least one memory, instructions on the apparatus, and a processor to execute the instructions to access media exposure data from at least one of a plurality of portable computing devices, access motion strings from each of the plurality of portable computing devices, each of said strings comprising a successive binary representation of motion over a first period of time, compare the motion strings in a processor to determine if at least two motion strings match within a predetermined threshold, and identify the devices that produced matching motion strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Anand Jain, John Stavropoulos, Alan Neuhauser, Wendell Lynch, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Jack Crystal
  • Patent number: 11808905
    Abstract: A method can include receiving a request from a requester for subsurface geophysical data of a geologic environment; responsive to the request, authenticating the requester using a zero-knowledge authentication scheme; and, responsive to authentication of the requester, providing access to at least a portion of the subsurface geophysical data of the geologic environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Shankar Shailesh
  • Patent number: 11808908
    Abstract: Methods including determining a measurement plan, having acoustic measurements, and lowering in a borehole penetrating a subsurface formation a toolstring having phased array modules. Each phased array module includes acoustic transducers operable to emit an acoustic excitation signal and receive an echo signal, as well as a programmable circuit for setting one or more variables of the phased array module. The phased array modules are configured, including programming the programmable circuit to set variables of the phased array modules according to the measurement plan. The acoustic measurements of the measurement plan are performed using the configured phased array modules. One or more of the formation, a casing disposed in the borehole, and/or an annulus between the casing and the formation are characterized using results of the performed acoustic measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Orland Guedes, Mikhail Lemarenko, Hiroshi Hori, Jean-Baptiste Cozon, Beatriz Eugenia Otero Roldan, Nicolas Fradin, Roel Van Os, Ram Sunder Kalyanraman
  • Patent number: 11806119
    Abstract: An electronic fitness device includes a housing, a first optical transmitter array, a first optical receiver, and a second optical receiver. The first optical transmitter array is positioned at a first location on a bottom wall and may output a plurality of optical signals that pass through a user's skin. The first optical receiver is positioned at a second location and may receive the optical signals from the first optical transmitter array such that the optical signals travel along a first signal path and a first distance. The second optical receiver is positioned at a third location and may receive the optical signals from the first optical transmitter array such that the optical signals travel along a second signal path and a second distance, wherein the second signal path is roughly orthogonal to the first signal path and the second distance is different from the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventors: Simon LeFrancois, Paul R. MacDonald, Kristin A. Stevens