Patents Examined by Toan M. Le
  • Patent number: 11232009
    Abstract: A processing platform includes a plurality of processing devices each including a processor coupled to a memory, and is configured to communicate over at least one network with one or more data sources. The processing platform is further configured to receive input data from the one or more data sources, to identify an instance of a key performance indicator (KPI) management data model associated with the received input data, and to perform a particular KPI service on the received input data in accordance with the identified instance of the KPI management data model. Performing the particular KPI service illustratively includes: utilizing the identified instance of the KPI management data model to extract one or more metrics from the received input data and to compute one or more KPIs based at least in part on the one or more extracted metrics; and generating analytics output including the one or more computed KPIs for the received input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Sudhir Vijendra, Shashidhar Krishnaswamy
  • Patent number: 11230915
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for treating subterranean formations through adjacent well communications. A method to determine well communication, comprises generating one or more pressure excitation signals via an electrical pump in a first well, wherein the one or more pressure excitation signals produce one or more response signals based on the one or more pressure excitations signals interacting with a subterranean formation; measuring the one or more response signals through transmission of the one or more response signals to a second well with a fiber optic cable, wherein the one or more response signals are measured as time-series data; determining a formation response by processing the one or more response signals with an information handling system; determining a well parameter via one or more sensors; and performing a treatment operation to mitigate well interference between the first well and the second well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Glen Dusterhoft, Mikko Jaaskelainen, Stanley V. Stephenson
  • Patent number: 11226053
    Abstract: A pressure disturbance rejection valve assembly is provided. The valve assembly includes a valve, a flow rate sensor, and an actuator. The actuator includes a motor, a drive device configured to be driven by the motor and coupled to the valve for driving the valve within a range of positions, and a position sensor configured to measure a rotational position of the drive device. The actuator further includes a communications mechanism configured to receive a flow rate setpoint and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to determine an actuator position setpoint using a feedback control mechanism based on the flow rate setpoint and the flow rate measurement, operate the motor to drive the drive device to the actuator position setpoint, detect a fault condition based at least in part on the rotational position measurement or the flow rate measurement, and perform a fault mitigation action in response to detection of the fault condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Homero L. Noboa, Brennan Fentzlaff, Camille M. Aucoin, Carlos Felipe Alcala Perez
  • Patent number: 11226217
    Abstract: A field device includes a sensor configured to detect a physical quantity and to output the physical quantity as a sensor signal, a signal processor configured to process the sensor signal and to output the sensor signal as a processing result signal, a calculation processor configured to calculate output value data based on the processing result signal, an outputter configured to output the output value data to the outside, and a waveform acquirer configured to store waveform data of at least one signal among the sensor signal, the processing result signal, and a processing process signal that is a signal in a processing process in the signal processor, wherein the calculation processor is configured to acquire the waveform data from the waveform acquirer and to output the waveform data via the outputter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Nakagaki, Shinnosuke Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11221234
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for performing sensitivity analysis for engineering systems in spatial-temporal domain. An example method includes receiving a set of process parameters and retrieving a multidimensional dataset containing historical values of the process parameters and corresponding output values. The method further includes selecting a sampling algorithm to divide the multidimensional dataset into multiple subspaces, and selecting multiple samples (xi), one sample from each subspace. The method further includes perturbing the samples, computing a first effect (EEi) on an output value (y), and computing a second effect (SEEii) of perturbing a pair of samples (xi and xj) on the output value. The method further includes computing a sensitivity coefficient of the process parameters on the output value using the second effect for xi and xj, the first effect for xi, and the first effect for xj. An automatic visualization scheme for the global sensitivity results is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Vinay Ramanath, Tobias Keute, Anant Kumar Mishra, Himanshu Bhatnagar
  • Patent number: 11221426
    Abstract: A method for deblending seismic signals includes entering as input to a computer recorded signals comprising seismic energy from a plurality of actuations of one or more seismic energy sources. A model of deblended seismic data and a blending matrix are initialized. A blending matrix inversion is performed using the initialized model. The inversion includes using a scaled objective function. The inversion is constrained by a thresholding operator. The thresholding operator is arranged to recover coefficients of the model of the deblended seismic data that are substantially nonzero, against a Gaussian white noise background. The thresholded model is projected into data space. Performing the blending matrix inversion is repeated if a data residual exceeds a selected threshold and the inversion is terminated if the data residual is below the selected threshold. At least one of storing and displaying an output of the blending matrix inversion is performed when the blending matrix inversion is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: DownUnder GeoSolutions Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Amarjeet Kumar, Gary Hampson, Troy A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 11215735
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring one or more environmental conditions at a construction Site. Some embodiments include a system and method for sending a notification to a client device based on a trigger condition. The system may include a computer server including a web server and a database; a Coordinator and Aggregator Gateway (CAG) deployed at the construction site and In communication with the web server and a global position system (GPS) network; and one or more Wireless Sensor Nodes (WSNs) deployed at the construction site and in communication with the CAG, each of the WSNs including one or more sensors configured to measure an environmental condition of the construction site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: UNITED RENTALS OF CANADA, INC.
    Inventors: Stirling James Daniel McArthur, Philip Claxton, Tim Walter, Chris Salvador, Jay Weber
  • Patent number: 11216888
    Abstract: An electronic, real-time system performs maneuver recognition of vehicles based on dynamically measured telematics data, particularly the sensory data of smartphone sensors, and more particularly data from the accelerometer sensor and the global positioning system (GPS) sensor and/or the gyroscope sensor of a smartphone. The axes of the smartphone may be moving independently relative to the axes of the vehicle and thus do not need to be aligned with the axes of the vehicle. Driver behaviors and operational parameters are automatically measured and discriminated, based on automatically individuated and measured driver maneuvers within various measured vehicle trajectories, and an output signal is generated based upon derived risk measure parameters and/or crash attitude measure parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Andri Perl, Sebastiaan Bongers, Simone Bassis, Bruno Apolloni
  • Patent number: 11216355
    Abstract: Systems and methods for autonomous vehicle testing are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes obtaining, by a computing system, data indicative of a test of an autonomous vehicle computing system. The method can include determining, by the computing system, one or more autonomous vehicle capabilities that are tested by the test. The method includes determining, by the computing system, a testing scenario that corresponds to the test. The testing scenario can generated at least in part using real-world data. The method includes associating, by the computing system, the data indicative of the test with data indicative of the one or more autonomous vehicle capabilities that are tested by the test and data indicative of the testing scenario. The method includes storing such associated data in in an accessible memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Charly Mario Walther, Nathan Steven Appelson, Jeffrey Allen Howell
  • Patent number: 11209336
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing and/or operating a pipeline system including a pipe segment, in which the pipe segment includes tubing that defines a pipe bore and fluid conduits in a tubing annulus, a pipe fitting secured to the pipe segment, in which the pipe fitting includes a vent port connected to the fluid conduits in the tubing annulus, and a testing apparatus. The testing apparatus includes a fluid valve connected to the vent port, an upstream sensor fluidly connected between the vent port and the fluid valve, in which the upstream sensor determines a fluid parameter associated with fluid within the fluid conduits in the tubing annulus, and a downstream sensor connected between the fluid valve and external environmental conditions, in which the downstream sensor determines another fluid parameter associated with fluid released from the fluid conduits in the tubing annulus while the fluid valve is in an opened state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Trinity Bay Equipment Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kirk Spencer Francis
  • Patent number: 11209454
    Abstract: Cyber-physical systems depend on sensors to make automated decisions. Resonant acoustic injection attacks are already known to cause malfunctions by disabling MEMS-based gyroscopes. However, an open question remains on how to move beyond denial of service attacks to achieve full adversarial control of sensor outputs. This work investigates how analog acoustic injection attacks can damage the digital integrity of a popular type of sensor: the capacitive MEMS accelerometer. Spoofing such sensors with intentional acoustic interference enables an out-of-spec pathway for attackers to deliver chosen digital values to microprocessors and embedded systems that blindly trust the unvalidated integrity of sensor outputs. Two software-based solutions are presented for mitigating acoustic interference with output of a MEMS accelerometer and other types of motion sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Kevin Fu, Peter Honeyman, Timothy Trippel, Ofir Weisse
  • Patent number: 11199085
    Abstract: A method of detecting sand ingress within a wellbore includes obtaining a sample data set, determining a plurality of frequency domain features of the sample data set over a plurality of depth ranges, determining a presence of sand ingress at a first depth range of the plurality of depth ranges within the wellbore based on determining that the plurality of frequency domain features over the first depth range match a sand ingress signature, and determining a presence of sand migration along a second depth range of the plurality of depths within the wellbore based on determining that the plurality of frequency domain features over the second depth range match a sand migration signature. The sample data set is a sample of an acoustic signal originating within a wellbore including a fluid. The sample data set is representative of the acoustic signal across a frequency spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: BP EXPLORATION OPERATING COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tommy Langnes, Pradyumna Thiruvenkatanathan
  • Patent number: 11199641
    Abstract: A method of seismic modeling using an elastic model, the elastic model including a grid having a grid spacing sized such that, when synthetic seismic data is generated using the elastic model, synthetic shear wave data exhibits numerical dispersion, the method including: generating generated synthetic seismic data using the elastic model, wherein the generated synthetic seismic data includes synthetic compression wave data and synthetic shear wave data, and modifying the generated synthetic seismic data to produce modified synthetic seismic data by attenuating at least some of the synthetic shear wave data in order to attenuate at least some of the numerically dispersive data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: EQUINOR ENERGY AS
    Inventors: Ørjan Pedersen, Frank Agnar Maaø, Lasse Amundsen
  • Patent number: 11187078
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a first time series of a first well parameter from the first well and a second time series of a second well parameter from the second well, processing the first time series to obtain a processed first time series, filtering the second time series by removing dynamic variations from the second time series to obtain a filtered second time series representative of static variations of the second time series, and determining a correlation between the processed first time series and the filtered second time series at various time shifts between the processed first time series and the filtered second time series, and determining a maximal correlation coefficient and a time shift at maximal correlation between the processed first time series and the filtered second time series, the maximal correlation coefficient being representative of the connectivity between the first well and the second well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: TOTAL SA
    Inventor: Pierre Thore
  • Patent number: 11179209
    Abstract: In some embodiments, correcting an alignment error between an end effector of a tool associated with a slave and a master actuator associated with a master in a robotic system involves receiving at the master, master actuator orientation signals (RMCURR) representing the orientation of the master actuator relative to a master reference frame and generating end effector orientation signals (REENEW) representing the end effector orientation relative to a slave reference frame, producing control signals based on the end effector orientation signals, receiving an enablement signal for selectively enabling the control signals to be transmitted from the master to the slave, responsive to a transition of the enablement signal from not active state to active state, computing the master-slave misalignment signals (R?) as a difference between the master actuator orientation signals (RMCURR) and the end effector orientation signals (REENEW), and adjusting the master-slave misalignment signals (R?) to reduce the alignmen
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Titan Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Kralicky, Peter Cameron
  • Patent number: 11183878
    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: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Soorya Kuloor, Chethana Kuloor, Umang Deora, Anthony DeRubeis
  • Patent number: 11175132
    Abstract: Perception sensors of a vehicle can be used for various operating functions of the vehicle. A computing device may receive sensor data from the perception sensors, and may calibrate the perception sensors using the sensor data, to enable effective operation of the vehicle. To calibrate the sensors, the computing device may project the sensor data into a voxel space, and determine a voxel score including an occupancy score and a residual value for each voxel. The computing device may then adjust an estimated position and/or orientation of the sensors, and associated sensor data, from at least one perception sensor to minimize the voxel score. The computing device may calibrate the sensor using the adjustments corresponding to the minimized voxel score. Additionally, the computing device may be configured to calculate an error in a position associated with the vehicle by calibrating data corresponding to a same point captured at different times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Adams, Ian Baldwin, Bertrand Robert Douillard, Jesse Sol Levinson
  • Patent number: 11177121
    Abstract: A method for identification of the monoisotopic mass or a parameter correlated to the mass of the isotopes of the isotope distribution of at least one species of molecules contained in a sample and/or originated from a sample by at least an ionization process includes measuring a mass spectrum of the sample with a mass spectrometer, dividing at least one range of measured m/z values of the mass spectrum into fractions, assigning at least some of the fractions to one processor of several provided processors, deducing for each of the at least one species of molecules an isotope distribution of their ions having a specific charge z, deducing from at least one deduced isotope distribution the monoisotopic mass or a parameter correlated to the mass of the isotopes of the isotope distribution of the species of molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Thermo Fisher Scientific (Bremen) GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Thoeing, Andreas Kuehn
  • Patent number: 11169291
    Abstract: A system and method for interpolating seismic data collected by a set of geophones arranged in an irregularly spaced grid by: transforming the collected seismic data by a Radon transform; pre-computing a set of basis function correlation factors by geometrically scaling a spatial geometry of each temporal frequency slice of the transformed seismic data independently by its temporal frequency; computing, solely in the transformed domain, an anti-leakage Radon transform of the seismic data by computing each Radon coefficient independently for each temporal frequency slice using the pre-computed basis function correlation factors, until a relative error between the collected seismic data and an approximation of the collected seismic data based on the Radon coefficients is less than a predetermined convergence threshold; and simulating seismic data collected in a regularly spaced grid by interpolating the anti-leakage Radon transform of the collected seismic data in the irregularly spaced grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: EMERSON PARADIGM HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Yaniv Hollander, Orhan Yilmaz
  • Patent number: 11170390
    Abstract: Data integration and distribution systems. A system includes a graphical user interface (GUI). Weather and market data are collected. A weather symbology including symbol elements linked to segments of the collected weather data and rules for generating weather symbology instructions are stored. The GUI is generated for display on a user device. A weather symbology instruction is determined based on at least one requested symbol element indicated in a weather data request and the rules. A weather forecast dataset is created from among the collected weather data based on the weather symbology instruction. A presentation package including the weather forecast dataset and the collected market data is generated such that the weather forecast dataset is integrated with the collected market data. The presentation package is presented on the GUI and updated concurrent with changes at least one of the weather data, the market data and user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen John Mitchell, Andrew Castellani McSween, Marc Batten