Patents Examined by Tung S Lau
  • Patent number: 11954945
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for analyzing vibration data and for identifying and tracking vibration anomalies in industrial machines are described. In various embodiments, the system described herein collects, transforms, and analyzes sensor data from one or more machines, such as industrial machines. The system may identify one or more sensors that are experiencing vibrational anomalies. In various embodiments, the system: collects and analyzes vibration data for a set of one or more vibration-related sensors of one or more industrial machines; determines an occurrence of one or more anomalies based on the vibration data as compared to a threshold; tracks anomalies in collected vibration data for the one or more industrial machines of the facility; generates a report of vibration data for the one or more vibration-related sensors of the facility; and reports industrial machines in the facility that may deviate from a target performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Lee Coyne, Roshan Shah
  • Patent number: 11945686
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to monitoring a state of a physical passenger transport system. In an aspect, monitoring includes use of an updated digital double dataset that reproduces characterizing properties of components of the physical passenger transport system in an actual configuration of the passenger transport system after assembly and installation thereof in a building, in a machine-processable manner. At least one detection device is arranged in the physical passenger transport system, which detects a load profile which is transmitted to the updated digital double dataset. A set of rules is used to convert the load profile into modified characterizing properties of virtual components. Through the monitoring, changes and change trends on the components are tracked and evaluated using the updated digital double dataset by calculations and/or by static and dynamic simulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Andreas Drahohs-Föderler, Mark Dirk Blondiau, Dominik Prax-Marer, Gerhard Stoiber, Herbert Schmied, Martin Ortbauer, Richard Schütz, Thomas Novacek, Yixin Wu
  • Patent number: 11933921
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and system for processing an obstacle detection result of an ultrasonic sensor array. The method comprises: obtaining obstacle coordinates collected by ultrasonic sensors in an ultrasonic sensor array; inputting the obstacle coordinates collected by ultrasonic sensors in the ultrasonic sensor array into a pre-trained neural network model, to obtain true or false labels for the obstacle coordinates collected by the ultrasonic sensors output by the pre-trained neural network model; process the obstacle coordinates collected by the ultrasonic sensors in the ultrasonic sensor array according to the true or false labels. The present disclosure improves the accuracy in the obstacle detection of the ultrasonic sensor array, avoids detection error and omission and improves the driving safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Beijing Baidu Netcom Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoxing Zhu, Xiang Liu, Fan Yang
  • Patent number: 11931508
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for performing diagnostics on patient devices (720). The patient devices (720) may include respiratory therapy devices that operate in accordance with instruction sets, such as software or firmware. A server (710) may maintain a database of diagnostic data (718) indicating faults in one or more of a plurality of patient devices (720). The server (710) may transmit this diagnostic data (718) to one or more computing devices (760), including identification of faults that have occurred. The server (710) may also transmit service data to the plurality of patient devices (720) in order to address the identified faults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: ResMed Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Delangre, Andrew Roderick Bath, Paul Frederick Birchall, Dawn Rosemary Churchill, Graham Stephen Cutcliffe, Peter James Dassos, Mina Samir Kirollos, Rehana Nathwani, Chinmayee Somaiya, Hayden Thomas Stephenson, Bradley Scott Templeton, Wendall Eric Trull, Natalie Zotelo
  • Patent number: 11933673
    Abstract: A heat source detection device is a heat source detection device that detects a heat source on the earth using observation data of a radiometer provided in a geostationary satellite and includes: a calculation unit that calculates a heat source proportion value indicating a proportion of a wavelength distribution due to the heat source included in the observation data to the observation data by curve fitting using Planck's law; and a determination unit that determines presence or absence of the heat source according to the heat source proportion value calculated by the calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Chiharu Sasagawa, Takashi Ogai
  • Patent number: 11927710
    Abstract: Computing device, computer instructions and method for processing input seismic data d. The method includes receiving the input seismic data d recorded in a first domain by seismic receivers that are towed in water, the input seismic data d including pressure data and/or and particle motion data; generating a model p in a second domain to describe the input data d; processing the model p to generate an output particle motion dataset; and generating an image of the surveyed subsurface based on the output particle motion dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: CGG SERVICES SAS
    Inventor: Gordon Poole
  • Patent number: 11920917
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for inspecting a part mounted in a manufacturing fixture between two manufacturing operations by means comprising: a sensor a robot to hold and move the sensor a computer comprising memory means, computation means and display means, comprising in its memory means a three-dimensional digital model of the workpiece, and able to record the coordinates of the points acquired by the sensor the method comprising the steps consisting of: segmenting (1010) of the CAD model into a set of surfaces, designated as nodes, each node corresponding to a surface that is visible in a single acquisition according to the characteristics of the sensor determining (1020) the visibility of each node from each position of the sensor relative to said node determining common visibilities (1030) between the nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: I-MC
    Inventors: Dominique Nozais, Manon Peuzin Jubert, Jean-Luc Mari, Jean-Philippe Pernot, Arnaud Polette
  • Patent number: 11916383
    Abstract: A method for implementing power delivery of an integrated renewable energy source and energy storage system (RES?ESS) facility includes a renewable energy source (RES) and an energy storage system (ESS). The method comprises obtaining a first control rule configured to be used to control power distribution in the RES?ESS facility for a time slot, wherein the power distribution includes directing power from a renewable energy source (RES) to an electric grid and to an energy storage system (ESS) and power from the ESS to the electric grid; receiving a second control rule configured to be used to control the power distribution in the RES?ESS facility, wherein the second control rule was used to control the power distribution in the RES?ESS facility for the time slot; determining a difference in performance of the RES?ESS facility; and transmitting a record comprising an identification of the difference in performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: 8ME NOVA, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Buttgenbach, Lukas Hansen, Philippe Garneau-Halliday, Emily Arnold, Stephanie Perry, Finbar Sheehy
  • Patent number: 11913877
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improvement in spectral analysis in spectrometry, particularly in a technique of spectral analysis by spectral classification at high speed. A spectral analysis device 10 comprises: a measurement unit 20 that measures a sample spectrum of a target sample 30; and an analysis unit 40 that analyses the sample spectrum, and analyses a compound contained in the target sample 30, wherein the analysis unit has a library that is processed with an arithmetic processing in advance, the library has a plurality of compound groups to which the compound is classified, and the analysis unit further comprises an analysis display part 42, the analysis display part 42 displays, in real time, the compound group to which the compound belongs during analysis of the sample spectrum as the analysis progress or analysis result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: JASCO Corporation
    Inventors: Koshi Nagamori, Kenichi Akao, Kohei Tamura, Miyuki Kanno, Toshiyuki Nagoshi
  • Patent number: 11904464
    Abstract: A three-dimensional measuring device includes a ball-shaped structure, an X-axis measuring module, a Y-axis measuring module and a Z-axis measuring module. The ball-shaped structure is moved and/or rotated in response to a movement of a movable object. The X-axis measuring module includes a first measuring structure and a first position sensor. The first measuring structure is movable along an X-axis direction and contacted with the ball-shaped structure. The Y-axis measuring module includes a second measuring structure and a second position sensor. The second measuring structure is movable along a Y-axis direction and contacted with the ball-shaped structure. The Z-axis measuring module includes a third measuring structure and a third position sensor. The third measuring structure is movable along a Z-axis direction and contacted with the ball-shaped structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Chi-Huan Shao, Chih-Ming Hsu, Chi-Shun Chang, Hung-Sheng Chang
  • Patent number: 11906333
    Abstract: Data is utilized more efficiently and effectively. A position detection device includes a plurality of scales that each record absolute data embedded with a scale ID for identifying a scale, a detector that detects the absolute data from each of the plurality of scales, and an extractor that extracts, from the detected absolute data, the scale ID and position data representing the position of the scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: DMG MORI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Ishimoto, Kayoko Taniguchi, Chihiro Murayama
  • Patent number: 11909208
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for estimating capacity of a system including an energy generation system, an energy storage system or both. The method and apparatus initially estimate the system capacity based on a facility location and size. The initial estimate may be adjusted through adjustment of at least one parameter. An updated capacity estimate is generated and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Enphase Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Ayyapu Reddy Pallam, Sandeep Chandran, Rishabh Goel, Samuel Mattathil Joseph, Sumit Saraogi, Ashish Bansal, Jayant Somani, Badrinarayanan Kothandaraman, Ankit Prakash Gupta, Jan Spencer Rosen
  • Patent number: 11906305
    Abstract: Provided are a movable marking system, a method of controlling a movable marking apparatus, and a computer-readable recording medium. The movable marking system is a movable marking system that includes a movable marking apparatus, and includes: a data receiving unit for receiving marking data regarding a working surface; a marking unit for performing a marking operation on the working surface in response to the marking data; a sensing unit for scanning space targeted for scanning; and a scan condition setting unit for setting a movement path of the movable marking apparatus corresponding to the marking data, setting a scan position for scanning the space targeted for scanning by taking into account reference map data corresponding to the space targeted for scanning, and setting a scan angle of the sensing unit at the scan position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Han Seok Nam, Dongjun Lee
  • Patent number: 11906397
    Abstract: Methods of and systems for actively detecting an increasing amount of backlash within a machine's mechanical power application to detect, predict, and estimate future mechanical failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: Martin E. Best
  • Patent number: 11906472
    Abstract: A system of monitoring diffuse waves over a concrete beam under different loads. Ultrasound transmitters and receivers are placed over the concrete beam to emit sound waves and collect diffuse waves under different loads. The waveform variations are observed to quantify a decorrelation coefficient (DC) indicating global structural changes and crack position. An inversion of the correlations is applied to estimate distribution density at each localized position following the sensitivity kernel and inversion algorithms. Then, three-dimensional imaging comprised of density values at each localized position are generated to indicate number, position, and depth of multiple cracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Hanwan Jiang, Hanyu Zhan, Ruinian Jiang
  • Patent number: 11899050
    Abstract: A method for detecting low-frequency oscillations, in particular subsynchronous resonances, in a grid is provided. The method includes recording a series of measurements, having measurement points, of a grid variable over a measurement time period, for performing a frequency analysis and multiplying the series a time-dependent sinusoidal test function for the same measurement time period. The test function is characterized by a test frequency and a test angle as phase angle. The series for each measurement point is multiplied by the test function in order to obtain a test product for each measurement point. The method includes adding the test products taking into consideration the mathematical sign thereof to give a product sum, and evaluating, depending on the product sum, whether the series of measurements has a low-frequency oscillation having a frequency in the region of the test frequency and a phase angle in the region of the test angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Wobben Properties GmbH
    Inventors: Aramis Schwanka Trevisan, Kaveh Malekian Boroujeni
  • Patent number: 11898923
    Abstract: A residual stress distribution measuring method of the present invention is characterized by comprising: by using an analytical model in which a cut-surface is interpolated to a cross section of a metal member, the step of calculating a residual force vector that is a sum of a load vector acting on a first metal piece at the cut-surface and a load vector acting on a second metal piece at the cut-surface; the step of calculating, as a modified displacement vector, an amount of movement at the cross section by interpolating the residual force vector as a forced load to the cross section of an analytical model of the metal member; by using an analytical model having the shape of a cut-surface of a measured first or second metal piece, the step of modifying the shape of the cut-surface of the first or the second metal piece on the basis of the calculated modified displacement vector; and by using the analytical model in which the shape of the cut-surface of the first or the second metal piece is modified, the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventors: Masakazu Shibahara, Kazuki Ikushima, Atsushi Kawahara, Yoshitaka Kawajiri, Yui Okimi
  • Patent number: 11893472
    Abstract: Disclosed is an accuracy compensation method for discharge caustic alkali concentration measuring device in evaporation process, comprising following steps: step 1. collecting process data of instrument values and laboratory values of alkali liquor refractive index, temperature and caustic alkali concentration in the evaporation process; step 2. performing sliding average filtering, time series matching and normalization on the process data collected in step 1 to obtain preprocessed process data; step 3. inputting the preprocessed process data into an accuracy compensation model of the caustic alkali concentration measuring device to obtain compensation values; step 4. adding the compensation values of the caustic alkali concentration to the instrument values to realize on-line compensation of the caustic alkali concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Northeastern University
    Inventors: Tianyou Chai, Yao Jia, Liangyong Wang
  • Patent number: 11892769
    Abstract: When detecting an object structure, at least one portion of the object is initially illuminated with illumination light of an at least partly coherent light source from at least one preferred illumination direction. At least one diffraction image of the illuminated portion is recorded by spatially resolved detection of the diffraction intensity of the illumination light, diffracted by the illuminated portion, in a detection plane. At least one portion of the object structure is reconstructed from the at least one recorded diffraction image using an iterative method. Here, the iteration diffraction image of a raw object structure is calculated starting from an iteration start value and said raw object structure is compared to the recorded diffraction image in each iteration step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Beat Marco Mout, Dirk Seidel, Christoph Husemann, Ulrich Matejka
  • Patent number: 11890963
    Abstract: A method for estimating a present energy consumption of an electrically propelled vehicle powered by a propulsion battery. The method includes obtaining previous energy consumption values for a set of previous time instants, and a present drive pattern parameter value; estimating a present energy consumption based on a weighted moving average model fed with the energy consumption values, wherein, the weighted moving average model includes a modelled gain factor for each of at least a portion of the previous energy consumption values, where the modelled gain factors are modelled as a function of the drive pattern parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Il Cho