Patents Examined by Tung S Lau
  • Patent number: 10983237
    Abstract: A method of enhancing seismic images includes receiving a seismic gather. The seismic gather includes a plurality of seismic traces. A feature trace is generated based on the plurality of seismic traces in the seismic gather. For each of the plurality of seismic traces in the seismic gather, a correlation trace is generated based on that seismic trace and the feature trace, the correlation trace is modified using an activation function, and an enhanced trace is generated by multiplying that seismic trace with the modified correlation trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Song Han, Tong Wang Fei, Yi Luo
  • Patent number: 10983514
    Abstract: An apparatus, methods, and systems for data collection in a production environment are described. The system may include a data collector communicatively coupled to a plurality of input channels, wherein a first subset of the plurality of input channels are connected to a first set of sensors measuring operational parameters from a production component, 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 of the production component, and a data analysis circuit structured to analyze the collected data and evaluate a first collection routine of the data collector based on the analyzed collected data, wherein based on the analyzed collected data the data collector makes a collection routine change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Strong Force IoT Portfolio 2016, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Howard Cella, Gerald William Duffy, Jr., Jeffrey P. McGuckin, Mehul Desai
  • Patent number: 10966611
    Abstract: A system may include emitters configured to emit radiation at a first wavelength of electromagnetic (EM) radiation and a second wavelength of EM radiation towards a biological tissue, and receivers configured to receive responses to the first and second wavelengths of EM radiation after the wavelengths of EM radiation interact with the biological tissue. The system may also include a signal mixer unit configured to perform operations that include replicate and mix first signals representative of the responses to the first wavelength of EM radiation received by the receivers and second signals representative of the responses to the second wavelength of EM radiation received by the receivers to generate a set of spectro-spatial responses, replicate and mix the spectro-spatial responses to generate markers, and replicate and mix the markers and user-selected markers to output a sequence associated with characterization of the biological tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: VITAL BIOSCIENCES INC.
    Inventors: Iman Khodadad, Alexander Wong, Farnoud Kazemzadeh
  • Patent number: 10962473
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence model receives a FTIR spectrum of a given ingredient to predict its protein secondary structure. The model includes three artificial modules, which generate three predicted values corresponding to structural categories (e.g., ?-helix, ?-sheet, and other) of the predicted secondary structure. Proteins may be compared for similarity based on predicted values corresponding to the structural categories of the predicted secondary structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NOTCO DELAWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan O'Hara, Adil Yusuf, Julia Christin Berning, Francisca Villanueva, Rodrigo Contreras, Isadora Nun, Aadit Patel, Karim Pichara
  • Patent number: 10962438
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a natural gas leak detection system generates display content including indicators of remote and local potential leak source areas situated on a map of an area of a gas concentration measurement survey performed by a vehicle-borne device. The remote area may be shaped as a wedge extending upwind from an associated gas concentration measurement point. The local area graphically represents a potential local leak source area situated around the gas concentration measurement point, and having a boundary within a predetermined distance (e.g. 10 meters) of the gas concentration measurement point. The local area may be represented as a circle, ellipse, or other shape, and may include an area downwind from the measurement point. Size and/or shape parameters of the local area indicator may be determined according to survey vehicle speed and direction data, and/or wind speed and direction data characterizing the measurement point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Picarro, Inc.
    Inventors: David Steele, Chris W. Rella, Sze M. Tan, Aaron Van Pelt
  • Patent number: 10963603
    Abstract: A method for generating/updating a database of current-voltage characteristic curves is disclosed. This method includes simulating for at least one combination of a topology of a photovoltaic cell group, an internal cell temperature(s) and a cell irradiation(s), a model of the photovoltaic cell group to provide a representative current-voltage characteristic curve, and clustering the current-voltage characteristic curves to identify at least one plurality of similar current-voltage characteristic curves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: Imec vzw, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, KU Leuven R&D
    Inventors: Francky Catthoor, Maria-Iro Baka, Patrizio Manganiello
  • Patent number: 10962439
    Abstract: A method including measuring pressure of water in a water system of a structure at a single location in the water system using a pressure sensor of a sensing device to generate pressure measurement data representing the pressure of the water as measured by the pressure sensor. The method also can include communicating the pressure measurement data to one or more processors. The method additionally can include detecting a non-cyclical pressure event corresponding to a water leak in the water system of the structure during a first time period based on an analysis of information including the pressure measurement data. The information analyzed in the analysis does not include flow measurement data that represents a total amount of flow of the water in the water system of the structure during the first time period. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: PHYN, LLC
    Inventors: Miroslav Enev, Salil Banerjee, Shwetak N. Patel
  • Patent number: 10960285
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for sensor-derived object flight performance tracking are described herein. A set of magnetometer readings may be obtained from a magnetometer included with an object. A local rotation axis of the object may be determined at a time using the set of magnetometer readings. The local rotation axis may describe rotation of the object around a local magnetic target. A global rotation axis may be calculated based on an initial orientation of the object. The global rotation axis may describe a fixed rotation axis of the object during flight in a global coordinate frame, wherein an angle between the global rotation axis and magnetic north remains constant during the flight. An orientation of the object may be determined for the time using the global rotation axis and the local rotation axis of the object at the time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Narayan Sundararajan, Xue Yang, Suresh V. Golwalkar, Mahanth Gowda, Romit Roy Choudhury
  • Patent number: 10941644
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems for downhole well integrity reconstruction in a hydrocarbon reservoir. One method for downhole well integrity reconstruction in a hydrocarbon reservoir includes: positioning, a laser head at a first subterranean location, wherein the laser head is attached to a tubular inside of a wellbore; directing, by the laser head, a laser beam towards a leak on the wellbore; and sealing the leak using the laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Mohammad Aljubran, Hussain AlBahrani, Sameeh Issa Batarseh, Timothy E. Moellendick
  • Patent number: 10942508
    Abstract: A risk assessment device for performing risk assessment includes a diagnosis result storage unit that accumulatively stores diagnosis results of a plurality of diagnoses regarding each process device that is provided in a steam plant to be assessed, in association with installation sites of the process devices, a risk information calculation unit that calculates risk information regarding a likelihood of malfunction of a process device that is provided at a target installation site, based on diagnosis results regarding process devices that are provided at the target installation site, and a device group risk information calculation unit that calculates device group risk information regarding a likelihood of malfunction of a target device group, based on the risk information regarding installation sites of respective process devices that constitute the target device group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: TLV Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiyasu Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10935526
    Abstract: A minimum peak is determined from analysis results, a correction wavelength at which an S/N ratio of the minimum peak is greatest is determined, and the determined correction wavelength is used to execute correction of the minimum peak. A plurality of detector output value correction method are registered in a processor, correction method is selected from default correction method or from among a plurality of preset correction methods according to an object to perform correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH SCIENCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuhei Yamamura, Daisuke Akieda, Ayumi Nakaogami, Katsutoshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10929722
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system, and computer program product are provided for anomaly detection system in streaming networks. The method includes receiving, by a processor, a plurality of vertices and edges from a streaming graph. The method also includes generating, by the processor, graph codes for the plurality of vertices and edges. The method additionally includes determining, by the processor, edge codes in real-time responsive to the graph codes. The method further includes identifying, by the processor, an anomaly based on a distance between edge codes and all current cluster centers. The method also includes controlling an operation of a processor-based machine to change a state of the processor-based machine, responsive to the anomaly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Wei Cheng, Haifeng Chen, Kenji Yoshihira
  • Patent number: 10921801
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems for data collection in an industrial environment. A system can include an industrial system including a plurality of components, at least one component operatively coupled to a sensor, and a sensor communication circuit to interpret a plurality of sensor data values in response to a sensed parameter group. A pattern recognition circuit may determine a recognized pattern value in response to at least a portion of the data values, wherein the recognized pattern value includes a secondary value. A sensor learning circuit may update the sensed parameter group in response to the recognized pattern value and adjust the interpreting the plurality of sensor data values in response to the updated sensed parameter group. The pattern recognition circuit and the sensor learning circuit iteratively determine the recognized pattern value and update the sensed parameter group to improve a sensing performance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Strong Force loT Portfolio 2016, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Howard Cella, Gerald William Duffy, Jr., Jeffrey P. McGuckin, Mehul Desai
  • Patent number: 10921799
    Abstract: A system and method designed to track usage across multiple pieces of motor-driven equipment and to analysis the usage data in order to identify which pieces of equipment should be sent for preventative maintenance. For each piece of equipment, the system includes a durable recording device that fits onto a body part of a piece of equipment, such as a portable landscaping tool, and a companion reporting component. The recording device senses parameters as in-use time, but also operational frequency vibration levels of use. The reporting components from various pieces of equipment can be linked to an authorized electronic device, such as a Bluetooth-enabled mobile cell phone, tablet or the like, for the transfer of data from each piece of equipment, with the electronic device analyzing the operational data for preventive maintenance purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Equipbit, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Disisto
  • Patent number: 10908140
    Abstract: Provided are multi-parameter sonde systems having a unique integrated user interface for ease of set-up and control, service and maintenance, even in the field and without accessory controllers. The necessary components, such as central processing unit, display and accelerometer are positioned in a water-tight housing, with the display configured for convenient observability and readability. A plurality of sensors provide electronic signals to the CPU, such as by a measurement subsystem. Upon a controlled change in orientation or a force application to the sonde, the display via the accelerometer provides a desired output display configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: IN-SITU, INC.
    Inventor: Duane B. McKee
  • Patent number: 10908024
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for online and real-time detection of a temperature of an epitaxial wafer (4) belong to the technical field of semiconductor detection. The apparatus comprises a MOCVD reaction chamber (1), a light source (6), a beam splitter (7), a reference light detector (8), a reflected light detector (9) and a data acquisition unit (10). The method, on the basis of the apparatus, can obtain a thermal radiation attenuation factor caused by a coating of a reactor chamber window and a reflectance attenuation factor caused by the coating of the reactor chamber window for the epitaxial wafer (4). The apparatus and method can eliminate influence of the coating of the reactor chamber window on an online and real-time temperature detection value, thereby improving the accuracy of the online and real-time temperature detection value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: AK OPTICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Yan, Chengmin Li, Linzi Wang, Jianpeng Liu, Longmao Ye
  • Patent number: 10909213
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for supplementing measurement results of automated analyzers is presented. The method includes obtaining, at a computer device, a result of a measurement performed by an automated analyzer, the computer device and the automated analyzer being located within a privileged computer network, obtaining a context related algorithm associated with the result of the measurement defining one or more triggering conditions and context related information from a computer device residing outside of the privileged computer network at the computer device and processing the result of the measurement by using the context related algorithm to generate a context specific supplement to the result of the measurement at the computer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Calatzis, Felix Dross, Marianne Wilmer, Simon John Davidson
  • Patent number: 10908110
    Abstract: An electric potential is applied to first and second electrodes on opposite sides of a gap between an electronic component and a heat spreader. At least one of a thermal interface material in the gap, the electronic component and the heat spreader is subjected to a changing physical condition. The capacitance is monitored. Such a method can be practiced using an array of components sharing a common heat spreader. An assembly for testing thermal interfaces includes a printed circuit board, a plurality of electronic components mounted to and operatively associated with the printed circuit board, a heat spreader positioned for absorbing heat generated by the electronic components, a first electrode associated with the heat spreader, a plurality of second electrodes associated, respectively, with the electronic component, and a device for monitoring electrical capacitances. The technique may be employed for monitoring physical changes in electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Chainer, Michael A. Gaynes, Edward J. Yarmchuk
  • Patent number: 10900986
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining bicycle pedaling may include a sensor that detects the angular velocity and/or position of a drivetrain or rear sprocket assembly of the bicycle The apparatus may determine values indicative of pedaling. The apparatus may be configured to be housed within a component of the bicycle, such as within a hollow opening of the spindle or crank axle. The apparatus also may include a wireless transmitter to communicate with another component, such as a suspension controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SRAM, LLC
    Inventors: Geoff Nichols, Brian Jordan, Sarah Fanto
  • Patent number: 10901119
    Abstract: A method for generating graphics of a three-dimensional (3D) virtual environment includes: receiving, with a processor, weather data corresponding to a geographic region, the weather data including a sequence of precipitation intensity values, each precipitation intensity value being associated with a respective timestamp of a chronological sequence of timestamps; calculating, with the processor, a first precipitation accumulation value based on the sequence of precipitation intensity values, the first precipitation accumulation value corresponding to a first time; and rendering, with the processor, a depiction of accumulated precipitation in the 3D virtual environment, the depiction of accumulated precipitation depending on the first precipitation accumulation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Zeng Dai, Liu Ren, Lincan Zou