Patents Examined by Tung S Lau
  • Patent number: 11847531
    Abstract: In one aspect, computer-implemented method may include receiving, from computing devices, fleet data pertaining to battery packs each including first cells. The fleet data includes false positive images of lithium plating affecting at least a first cell, true positive images of the lithium plating affecting at least a second cell, or both. The method may include training, using at least the fleet data, machine learning models to predict occurrences of the lithium plating, receiving, from sensors associated with second cells, measurements pertaining to current, voltage, temperature, or some combination thereof, and inputting the measurements into the machine learning models to predict the occurrences of the lithium plating for the second cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Eatron Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Anil Ozturk, Mustafa Burak Gunel, Muharrem Ugur Yavas, Can Kurtulus
  • Patent number: 11835395
    Abstract: The invention comprises systems and methods for evaluating changes in the operational efficiency of an HVAC system over time. The climate control system obtains temperature measurements from at least a first location conditioned by the climate system, and status of said HVAC system. One or more processors receives measurements of outside temperatures from at least one source other than said HVAC system and compares said temperature measurements from said first location with expected temperature measurements. The expected temperature measurements are based at least in part upon past temperature measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: EcoFactor, Inc.
    Inventors: John Douglas Steinberg, Scott Douglas Hublou
  • Patent number: 11837332
    Abstract: In variants, the method can include: determining a set of fermentation parameters; determining a set of features associated with the set of fermentation parameters; and determining a set of product attributes associated with the set of features. In examples, the method can optionally predict the attributes of a product manufactured using the set of fermentation parameters and/or predict the set of fermentation parameters that would create or replicate the attributes of a target product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Climax Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Zahn, Karthik Sekar
  • Patent number: 11835396
    Abstract: The invention comprises systems and methods for evaluating changes in the operational efficiency of an HVAC system over time. The climate control system obtains temperature measurements from at least a first location conditioned by the climate system, and status of said HVAC system. One or more processors receives measurements of outside temperatures from at least one source other than said HVAC system and compares said temperature measurements from said first location with expected temperature measurements. The expected temperature measurements are based at least in part upon past temperature measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: EcoFactor, Inc.
    Inventors: John Douglas Steinberg, Scott Douglas Hublou
  • Patent number: 11835591
    Abstract: An electric aircraft battery pack that includes an integrated battery management component, which determines if a power supply connection between the battery pack and the electric aircraft should be terminated due to a failure, defect, or malfunction of the battery pack, such as a failure of a battery module of the battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: BETA AIR, LLC
    Inventors: Braedon Lohe, Cullen Jemison, Andrew Giroux, Tom Hughes
  • Patent number: 11835394
    Abstract: The invention comprises systems and methods for evaluating changes in the operational efficiency of an HVAC system over time. The climate control system obtains temperature measurements from at least a first location conditioned by the climate system, and status of said HVAC system. One or more processors receives measurements of outside temperatures from at least one source other than said HVAC system and compares said temperature measurements from said first location with expected temperature measurements. The expected temperature measurements are based at least in part upon past temperature measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: EcoFactor, Inc.
    Inventors: John Douglas Steinberg, Scott Douglas Hublou
  • Patent number: 11821726
    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: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: The Toro Company
    Inventors: Troy D. Carson, Chris A. Wadzinski, Jackie R. Gust
  • Patent number: 11823832
    Abstract: An alert system for a transformer includes a thermographic camera configured to capture thermal images of the transformer, a current sensor configured to generate a sensor signal indicating the current magnitude of a current outputted from the transformer, a storage configured to store a machine learning model, an alert device, and a processing unit configured to obtain image temperature values from the thermal images, obtain magnitude values from the sensor signal, obtain normal temperature values by using the machine learning model and the magnitude values, and instruct the alert device to deliver an alerting signal based on a result of comparison between the image temperature values and the normal temperature values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIPEI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Shun-Hung Tsai, Men-Shen Tsai, Kuan-Wei Ko
  • Patent number: 11820252
    Abstract: A battery diagnostic device includes an acquisition unit that acquires a temperature and an internal resistance of a battery; a determination unit that determines a diagnostic temperature that is a temperature used for a diagnosis of the battery, based on the temperature acquired by the acquisition unit; an estimation unit that estimates the internal resistance of the battery at the diagnostic temperature based on the temperature and the internal resistance acquired by the acquisition unit and the diagnostic temperature determined by the determination unit; and a diagnosis unit that diagnoses the battery based on the internal resistance estimated by the estimation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takaya Koshii
  • Patent number: 11802856
    Abstract: A mass spectrometry system having a simplified control interface includes a processor and a memory. The memory includes instructions that when executed cause the processor to perform the steps of providing a user interface including a plurality of adjustment elements for adjusting at least one results effective parameter and at least one sample descriptive parameter; determining a plurality of instrument control parameters based on the at least one results effective parameter and the at least one sample descriptive parameter; and analyzing a sample while operating according to the plurality of instrument control parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Thermo Finnigan LLC
    Inventors: Joshua T. Maze, Scott T. Quarmby
  • Patent number: 11799419
    Abstract: In a detection condition determining method, a control center obtains a working parameter value of a target photovoltaic device in a first time length closest to a current time point, where the working parameter value of the target photovoltaic device may be provided for the control center by a photovoltaic inverter coupled to the target photovoltaic device. The control center detects the target photovoltaic device in response to the control center determining, based on the working parameter value, that an environmental parameter value of the target photovoltaic device meets an environmental parameter threshold. Using the method helps reduce operation and maintenance costs of a photovoltaic power station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianqiang Wang, Song Wan, Yanzhong Zhang, Yongbing Gao
  • Patent number: 11781862
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a non-destructive inspection system. The non-destructive inspection system comprises a motion platform and a tool assembly. The tool assembly is coupled to the motion platform such that the tool assembly is movable relative to the motion platform. The tool assembly comprises an inspection tool assembly that comprises a base structure coupled to the tool assembly and a plurality of probe assemblies coupled to the base structure. Each probe assembly comprises a first linear actuator and a probe, different from the probe of any other one of the plurality of probe assemblies, for inspecting a different structural feature of a structure. Each probe is moveable, along a first axis relative to another one of the probes and substantially perpendicular to the base structure, using the first linear actuator of the corresponding one of the plurality of probe assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John M. Shinozaki, Barry A. Fetzer
  • Patent number: 11781887
    Abstract: A monitoring control device for diagnosing a presence/absence of a detection failure of a rotation state of a rotator includes: a rotation sensor that detects the rotation state of the rotator and outputs an analog signal in response to the detected rotation state; a converter that calculates a first absolute angle of the rotator at a first timing based on the analog signal and outputs a signal including the first absolute angle; a first control device 10 that obtains the first absolute angle; and a second control device 20 that calculates a second absolute angle of the rotator at a second timing different from the first timing based on the analog signal. The first control device 10 generates a first diagnostic signal based on the first absolute angle, and outputs the first diagnostic signal to the second control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignees: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., RENAULT S.A.S.
    Inventor: Masanori Yamashita
  • Patent number: 11774955
    Abstract: Provide an information processing apparatus including a determining unit configured to determine whether to generate a learned model that estimates a value relating to a component included in a device, based on at least one of a measurement value measured by each sensor of the device, an anomaly diagnosis result of the device, a result of controlling the device, or a condition relating to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Kouhei Kuroda
  • Patent number: 11774128
    Abstract: A monitoring and/or control device for an environmental control unit such as a heat pump determines the performance status and whether maintenance is required of a component of the unit for example a compressor during operation of the component. The device includes sensors configured to be situated relative to the compressor so as to receive and signal data from the compressor during operation of the component. In some embodiments, the device includes a vibration detector and a controller coupled to the vibration detector. The controller is configured to (i) receive electrical signals from the vibration detector, (ii) compare the electrical signals to a reference signal, (iii) determine the performance characteristic of the component based on the results of the comparison, and (iv) output a signal corresponding to the performance characteristic of the component to a user display. The controller may also request maintenance and/or order parts automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignees: Robert Bosch LLC, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Goncalo Costa, Jerry Huson, Klaus Herz
  • Patent number: 11768233
    Abstract: A method by which an electronic device interworks with an external device may be disclosed, the method comprising the operations of: obtaining an EM signal from the external device; extracting feature data by passing the obtained EM signal through a feature extraction model; receiving information related to the external device; generating registration information on the basis of the extracted feature data and the information related to the external device; and storing the generated registration information in a database of a memory, wherein the operation of receiving the information related to the external device provides an input interface for inputting information related to the external device, or shows at least one piece of pre-stored information related to the external device. In addition, other various embodiments identified through the specification are also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventors: Yuwon Lee, Hwangki Min, Shunghyun Choi, Doosuk Kang, Seungnyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11769908
    Abstract: Presented are new, earth-abundant lithium superionic conductors, Li3Y(PS4)2 and Li5PS4Cl2, that emerged from a comprehensive screening of the Li—P—S and Li-M-P—S chemical spaces. Both candidates are derived from the relatively unexplored quaternary silver thiophosphates. One key enabler of this discovery is the development of a first-of-its-kind high-throughput first principles screening approach that can exclude candidates unlikely to satisfy the stringent Li+ conductivity requirements using a minimum of computational resources. Both candidates are predicted to be synthesizable, and are electronically insulating. Systems and methods according to present principles enable new, all-solid-state rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Zhuoying Zhu, Shyue Ping Ong, Erik Wu, Han Nguyen, Ying Shirley Meng, Iek Heng Chu
  • Patent number: 11748471
    Abstract: A power control device for controlling the supply of electricity to an electrical apparatus or system. The power control device includes a microcontroller having an operating system with a firmware component that has at least one sandboxed software plug-in slot for accepting a communications protocol software plug-in to configure the microcontroller according to the communications protocol of the communications protocol software plug-in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Kortek Industries Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Benjamin Davis, Gary Wisniewski, Barrie Davis
  • Patent number: 11721976
    Abstract: A power distribution system configured as a radial network includes buses having respective voltages, and distribution lines having respective currents. The radial network interconnects the buses with the distribution lines in a tree-like manner. A bus has a link to at least two distribution lines. The bus voltages and distribution line currents are determined by a processing circuitry configured to receive a Branch Matrix (BM), iteratively determine currents for the distribution lines and voltages for each of the buses until a difference is below a predetermined tolerance, and output final bus voltages and final distribution line currents. The circuitry iteratively determines the currents by determining a current matrix (CM) using the BM, and by determining the currents for the plurality of distribution lines in a zig zag manner over the matrix elements in the CM. The system finds a solution using fewer iterations than the backward forward sweep method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Mustafa Mohammed J. Al-Khabbaz, Mohammad A. Abido
  • Patent number: 11719761
    Abstract: A system and method for measuring a capacitance value of a capacitor are provided. In embodiments, a resistor is coupled to a terminal of the capacitor. A difference in voltage at the terminal between a first time and a second time during a discharge routine of the capacitor is measured. The discharge routine includes sinking a current through a discharge circuit coupled to the resistor from first to second. Integration of a difference in voltage at terminals of the resistor during the discharge routine between the first and second times is also measured. The capacitance value is computed based on the measured difference in voltage, the measured integration, and the resistance value of the resistor. The health of the capacitor is determined based on a difference between the computed capacitance value and a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Davide Argento, Orazio Pennisi, Stefano Castorina, Vanni Poletto, Matteo Landini, Andrea Maino