Patents Examined by Tung S Lau
  • Patent number: 11329493
    Abstract: Provided are a method for testing an output state of an adaptor, a system for testing an output state of an adaptor, and a computer storage medium. The method includes the following. After an adaptor is instructed to enable quick charging, a first instruction is received, where the first instruction is used for instructing determination of a state of output voltage. In response to the first instruction, a first output voltage is acquired and a voltage state is determined according to the first output voltage. After a charging current corresponding to the quick charging is received, a current change rate of the charging current is acquired, and a current state is determined according to the current change rate. A test result of the output state of the adaptor is obtained according to the voltage state and the current state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Chen Tian
  • Patent number: 11320261
    Abstract: A probe assembly for measuring a synthetic turf infill profile having a probe, a turf surface contact assembly and a sensor. The probe is configured to extend down through the turf infill profile until a tip of the probe contacts a lower boundary of the turf infill profile. The surface contact assembly is vertically movable relative to the probe while the probe is being moved downwardly into the turf infill profile, wherein the surface contact assembly has a contact area with the turf surface that is large enough to retain the surface contact assembly resting atop an upper boundary of the turf infill profile when the lowermost tip of the at least one probe has contacted the lower boundary of the turf infill profile. The sensor reads the distance between the upper and lower boundaries of the turf infill profile at a sampled location in the turf surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: The Toro Company
    Inventors: Troy D. Carson, Chris A. Wadzinski, Jackie R. Gust
  • Patent number: 11321619
    Abstract: Systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products to facilitate state dependent calibration of qubit measurements are provided. According to an embodiment, a system can comprise a memory that stores computer executable components and a processor that executes the computer executable components stored in the memory. The computer executable components can comprise a state prediction component that predicts a readout state of one or more qubits of a quantum circuit. The computer executable components can further comprise a calibration component that calibrates a qubit readout signal based on the readout state to generate a state dependent qubit readout signal to read the one or more qubits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Antonio Mezzacapo, Richard Chen, Marco Pistoia, Jay M. Gambetta
  • Patent number: 11313894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a battery failure prediction method and system. The invention has particular application to the prediction of vehicle battery failure and will be described with particular reference to that application. However, the invention has more general application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Somayeh Naderivesal, Anna Mary Soldatic, Marcus John Ford, Samuel Warren Beyer
  • Patent number: 11313680
    Abstract: A technique for calculating charge in accordance with a state of use of a user in a rental business of total stations is provided. A total station includes a positioning unit, an operation receiving unit, a positioning mode selector, and a counter. The positioning unit performs positioning by using pulsed laser light. The operation receiving unit receives operation of a user. The positioning mode selector selects one of a first positioning mode and a second positioning mode on the basis of operation of the user to the operation receiving unit. In the first positioning mode, positioning is performed at a specific point at a relatively small laser wave number. In the second positioning mode, positioning is performed at a specific point at a relatively large laser wave number. The counter counts up each of the selected times of the first positioning mode and the second positioning mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Topcon Corporation
    Inventor: Kaoru Kumagai
  • Patent number: 11313731
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring and/or controlling a temperature related condition of an item, including from a location different than a location at which the food item is located, are disclosed. At least one remote unit has a temperature sensor, a computing device configured to analyze measured temperature data, and a user interface. The user interface displays information regarding a temperature related condition of the item via light or visual signals. A control unit may wirelessly communicate with the remote unit. The control unit may be used to program the user interface to display particular light or visual signals in response to particular temperature related conditions. The control unit may instruct a temperature control mechanism to adjust the temperature of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Christopher J. Allen
  • Patent number: 11313811
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for dynamic determination of irrigation-related data using machine learning techniques are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kamal Das, Jagabondhu Hazra, Ranjini Bangalore Guruprasad, Aanchal Goyal, Sachin Gupta
  • Patent number: 11315046
    Abstract: Machine learning-based disaster modeling and high-impact weather event forecasting are provided herein. Embodiments herein provide a flexible machine-learning platform for providing skillful forecast of severe weather (tornadoes, damaging wind gusts, and hail), tropical cyclone activity, and precipitation, with skill potentially extending to 13 months or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Ashton Robinson Cook
  • Patent number: 11307569
    Abstract: The system receives a set of present time-series signals gathered from sensors in the asset. Next, the system uses an inferential model to generate estimated values for the set of present time-series signals, and performs a pairwise differencing operation between actual values and the estimated values for the set of present time-series signals to produce residuals. The system then performs a sequential probability ratio test (SPRT) on the residuals to produce SPRT alarms with associated tripping frequency (TF). While the TF exceeds a TF threshold, the system iteratively adjusts sensitivity parameters for the SPRT to reduce the TF, and performs the SPRT again on the residuals. The system then uses a logistic regression model to compute a risk index for the asset based on the TF. If the risk index exceeds a threshold, the system generates a notification indicating that the asset needs to be replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Kenny C. Gross, Ashin George, DeJun Li
  • Patent number: 11295222
    Abstract: A machine failure analyzing system includes a wearable electronic device is for a user to wear, a controlling and processing device provided with a machine history database and a failure causes analyzing unit. When a specific machine is malfunctioning or in a failure status, the controlling and processing device utilizes a machine status data collecting unit to collect machine status data from the specific machine. Subsequently, based on the machine status data, the failure causes analyzing unit is configured to find relative failure causes from the machine history database, thereby generating at least one troubleshooting solution. As such, under instructions of the troubleshooting solution, a field engineer who wears the wearable electronic device can achieve troubleshooting of the specific machine rapidly and precisely, without needing to spend time finding the failure causes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Min-Ying Lin, Po-Shih Chiang
  • Patent number: 11295555
    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: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Lee Coyne, Roshan Shah
  • Patent number: 11289303
    Abstract: A calibrating method is provided including the following steps. A type of a first sensor and a type of a first sensor carrier are determined according to an external shape of a first object. The first sensor is carried by the first sensor carrier, and a relative coordinate of the first object is measured by the first sensor. The relative coordinate of the first object is compared with a predetermined coordinate of the first object to obtain a first object coordinate error, and the first object coordinate error is corrected. After the first object coordinate error is corrected, the first object is driven to perform an operation on a second object or the second object is driven to perform the operation on the first object. A calibrating system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yen-Cheng Chen, Chung-Yin Chang, Jun-Yi Jiang, Qi-Zheng Yang, Kai-Ming Pan, Chen-Yu Kai
  • Patent number: 11282301
    Abstract: A method for monitoring procedures performed on equipment, the method comprising; associating a plurality of barcodes, wherein each of the barcodes is associated with one of a plurality of components, wherein the plurality of components are associated with a piece of equipment, establishing at least one procedure associated with each of the plurality of barcodes relative to the associated component, identifying a first barcode scanned by an image capturing device, identifying at least one procedure associated with the first barcode, providing, at least one or more steps associated with the at least one procedure, receiving confirmation of the at least one procedure to be performed, determining the confirmation of the completion of at least one step of the at least one procedure, processing if the identified procedure has been completed, and generating a report based on the completed identified procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Matthew Higgins
  • Patent number: 11280777
    Abstract: A multimode biological sample inspection apparatus and method is provided. The apparatus includes illumination hardware arrangement including transmission and sensing hardware, the illumination hardware arrangement configured to inspect a biological sample using at least two modes from a fluorescence imaging mode, a reflectance imaging mode, a scattering imaging mode, and a Raman imaging mode, and processing hardware configured to operate the illumination hardware arrangement according to a protocol including inspection settings of the at least two modes. The processing hardware receives scan results from the illumination hardware arrangement and identifies attributes of the biological sample. The processing hardware is configured to employ the attributes of at least one biological sample to alter the protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Safetyspect, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Farkas, Li Kang, Stanislov Sokolov, Fartash Vasefi, Alireza Akhbardeh
  • Patent number: 11268996
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method for performing energy analytics in a building management system. The method can include collecting respective data samples of one or more variables from building equipment during a first period of time and a second period of time. The method can include calculating a first plurality of values for one or more energy audit metrics based on the data samples collected during the first period of time and the second period of time. The method can include comparing the first plurality of values and second plurality of values. The method can include displaying, based on the comparison, at least one of the first plurality of values and/or at least one of the second plurality of values on a dashboard to facilitate adjustment of the one or move variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Steven R. Vitullo, Youngchoon Park, Sudhi R. Sinha, Karl Reichenberger, Young M. Lee, Ada L. Ma
  • Patent number: 11267093
    Abstract: There are described methods and system for managing machine tool maintenance. The method comprises assessing health data for the machine tool over health assessment cycles, the health data indicative of a performance of the machine tool; triggering first level maintenance events on the machine tool when the health data falls outside of a tolerance; modulating a time interval between the health assessment cycles as a function of an occurrence of first level maintenance events, wherein the time interval is reduced after first level maintenance events and increased after a given number of consecutive health assessment cycles without first level maintenance events; and triggering second level maintenance events on the machine tool when second level maintenance event conditions are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Mario Blais, Mizanur Rahman
  • Patent number: 11262196
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing Bayesian model for refining and petrochemical wall thickness monitoring are presented. The construction of a model may be automated for each piping circuit or piece of major fixed equipment, utilizing, for example, specific component data, historical thickness measurements, inspection practices and related inspection program information. The model contains nodes describing the most significant sources of variability, namely component original thicknesses, wall thickness degradation over time, corrosion rates and thickness measurement error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Michael T. Sparago
  • Patent number: 11262305
    Abstract: A fluorescence intensity calculating apparatus, includes a measuring section configured to receive fluorescences generated from plural fluorescent dyes excited by radiating a light to a microparticle multiply-labeled with the plural fluorescent dyes having fluorescence wavelength bands overlapping one another by photodetectors which correspond to different received light wavelength bands, respectively, and whose number is larger than the number of fluorescent dyes, and obtain measured spectra by collecting detected values from the photodetectors, and a calculating section configured to approximate the measured spectra based on a linear sum of single-dyeing spectra obtained from the microparticle individually labeled with the fluorescent dyes, thereby calculating intensities of the fluorescences generated from the fluorescent dyes, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunobu Kato, Yoshitsugu Sakai
  • Patent number: 11263737
    Abstract: Defects on a substrate comprising electronic components can be classified with a computational defect analysis system that may be implemented in multiple stages. For example, a first stage classification engine may process metrology data to produce an initial classification of defects. A second stage classification engine may use the initial classification, along with manufacturing information and/or prior defect knowledge to output probabilities that the defects are caused by one or more potential sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Kapil Sawlani, Richard A. Gottscho, Michal Danek, Keith Wells, Keith Hansen
  • Patent number: 11264948
    Abstract: A forecast engine generates a clear-sky solar power generation level corresponding to a photovoltaic installation that resides within a geographical area. The clear-sky solar power generation level indicates an amount of electricity generated by the photovoltaic installation under clear-sky conditions. The forecast engine also generates a measurement device index corresponding to a measurement device that resides proximate to the photovoltaic installation. The measurement device index indicates an amount of cloud cover present at the location where the measurement device resides. The forecast engine then generates a solar power generation forecast for the geographical area based on the clear-sky solar power generation level and the measurement device index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: ITRON, INC.
    Inventors: Frank Monforte, Andrew Sukenik