Patents by Inventor Alejandro G. Schrott

Alejandro G. Schrott has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190141912
    Abstract: A rover includes a base having wheels and a propulsion system coupled to the wheels to propel the rover around a field. A tower is coupled to the base and extends over the base. Sensors are set on the tower and the base and are configured to sense environmental conditions around the rover at different elevations. A computing system includes a processor and memory. The memory is configured to receive measured data from the sensors and determine an amount and manner of water to be dispensed on plant life in the field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Patent number: 10219448
    Abstract: A rover includes a base having wheels and a propulsion system coupled to the wheels to propel the rover around a field. A tower is coupled to the base and extends over the base. Sensors are set on the tower and the base and are configured to sense environmental conditions around the rover at different elevations. A computing system includes a processor and memory. The memory is configured to receive measured data from the sensors and determine an amount and manner of water to be dispensed on plant life in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Patent number: 10175157
    Abstract: An aerosol distribution determining system and method are provided. The system includes a set of light emitters for emitting electromagnetic radiation. The system additionally includes a set of black disks for absorbing a portion of the electromagnetic radiation emitted from the set of light emitters. The system further includes a hyperspectral imaging camera for capturing hyperspectral images of the electromagnetic radiation in an absence of and in a presence of an aerosol distribution. The system also includes a data processing system for determining at least one of a size, a vertical density distribution, and a shape of particles in the aerosol distribution based information derived using the hyperspectral images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hendrik F. Hamann, Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott
  • Patent number: 10172299
    Abstract: A rover includes a base having wheels and a propulsion system coupled to the wheels to propel the rover around a field. A tower is coupled to the base and extends over the base. Sensors are set on the tower and the base and are configured to sense environmental conditions around the rover at different elevations. A computing system includes a processor and memory. The memory is configured to receive measured data from the sensors and determine an amount and manner of water to be dispensed on plant life in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Patent number: 10165736
    Abstract: A rover includes a base having wheels and a propulsion system coupled to the wheels to propel the rover around a field. A tower is coupled to the base and extends over the base. Sensors are set on the tower and the base and are configured to sense environmental conditions around the rover at different elevations. A computing system includes a processor and memory. The memory is configured to receive measured data from the sensors and determine an amount and manner of water to be dispensed on plant life in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Patent number: 10168268
    Abstract: An aerosol distribution determining system is provided. The system includes a set of pairs. Each of the pairs includes a light emitter mounted to a black object for respectively emitting electromagnetic radiation and absorbing a portion of the electromagnetic radiation. The system further includes a hyperspectral imaging camera for capturing hyperspectral images of the electromagnetic radiation in an absence of and in a presence of an aerosol distribution. The system also includes a data processing system for determining at least one of a size, a vertical density distribution, and a shape of particles in the aerosol distribution based on information derived using the hyperspectral images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hendrik F. Hamann, Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott
  • Publication number: 20180058995
    Abstract: An aerosol distribution determining system is provided. The system includes a set of pairs. Each of the pairs includes a light emitter mounted to a black object for respectively emitting electromagnetic radiation and absorbing a portion of the electromagnetic radiation. The system further includes a hyperspectral imaging camera for capturing hyperspectral images of the electromagnetic radiation in an absence of and in a presence of an aerosol distribution. The system also includes a data processing system for determining at least one of a size, a vertical density distribution, and a shape of particles in the aerosol distribution based on information derived using the hyperspectral images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Hendrik F. Hamann, Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott
  • Patent number: 9851287
    Abstract: An aerosol distribution determining system and method are provided. The system includes a set of light emitters for emitting electromagnetic radiation. The system further includes a hyperspectral imaging camera for capturing hyperspectral images of the electromagnetic radiation in an absence of and in a presence of an aerosol distribution. The system also includes a data processing system for determining at least one of a size, a vertical density distribution, and a shape of particles in the aerosol distribution based on a spectral response, an angular distribution, and a polarization of the aerosol distribution derived using the hyperspectral images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hendrik F. Hamann, Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott
  • Publication number: 20170315040
    Abstract: An aerosol distribution determining system and method are provided. The system includes a set of light emitters for emitting electromagnetic radiation. The system additionally includes a set of black disks for absorbing a portion of the electromagnetic radiation emitted from the set of light emitters. The system further includes a hyperspectral imaging camera for capturing hyperspectral images of the electromagnetic radiation in an absence of and in a presence of an aerosol distribution. The system also includes a data processing system for determining at least one of a size, a vertical density distribution, and a shape of particles in the aerosol distribution based information derived using the hyperspectral images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Hendrik F. Hamann, Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott
  • Patent number: 9788494
    Abstract: A controllable emitter of an irrigation apparatus including a drip line and a control station configured to control a pressure of pressurized fluid in the drip line is provided. The controllable emitter is disposable along the drip line and includes a container coupled to the drip line, the container being formed to define an interior and including an inlet through which the pressurized fluid is receivable in the interior from the drip line and an outlet through which the pressurized fluid is exhaustible from the interior, a piston, including a magnetic element, disposed at least partially in the container to occupy a position in accordance with the pressure of the pressurized fluid and a sensor configured to sense a position of the magnetic element and to communicate a sensed position to the control station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hendrik F. Hamann, Levente I. Klein, Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Michael A. Schappert, Alejandro G. Schrott
  • Publication number: 20170258018
    Abstract: A system and method for water irrigation system are provided. The water irrigation system includes a set of pressure modulators for generating a set of modulated pressure signals that include an actuating pressure signal and a de-actuating pressure signal. The water irrigation system includes a set of irrigating elements. Each of the irrigating elements includes a water emitter connected to a pressure sensing circuit. The pressure sensing circuit is for actuating the water emitter responsive to the actuating signal and de-actuating the water emitter responsive to the de-actuating signal. The water irrigation system further includes tubing for carrying water for irrigation and the modulated pressure signals to the irrigating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Publication number: 20170254734
    Abstract: An aerosol distribution determining system and method are provided. The system includes a set of light emitters for emitting electromagnetic radiation. The system further includes a hyperspectral imaging camera for capturing hyperspectral images of the electromagnetic radiation in an absence of and in a presence of an aerosol distribution. The system also includes a data processing system for determining at least one of a size, a vertical density distribution, and a shape of particles in the aerosol distribution based on a spectral response, an angular distribution, and a polarization of the aerosol distribution derived using the hyperspectral images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Hendrik F. Hamann, Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott
  • Publication number: 20170256153
    Abstract: Systems and a method are provided. A system includes a set of power loss detecting and reporting apparatuses. Each of the power loss detecting and reporting apparatuses includes a power loss detection circuit for detecting a local power loss. Each of the power loss detecting and reporting apparatuses further includes a cellular transmitter for transmitting (i) a preloaded code indicative of a power loss location and (ii) a time stamped alarm, to a remote designee entity using a cellular network, responsive to a detection of the power loss. The set of apparatuses collectively provide an outage pattern and sequence for a plurality of supplied locations based on the preloaded code and the time stamped alarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott
  • Publication number: 20170172076
    Abstract: A rover includes a base having wheels and a propulsion system coupled to the wheels to propel the rover around a field. A tower is coupled to the base and extends over the base. Sensors are set on the tower and the base and are configured to sense environmental conditions around the rover at different elevations. A computing system includes a processor and memory. The memory is configured to receive measured data from the sensors and determine an amount and manner of water to be dispensed on plant life in the field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Publication number: 20170172080
    Abstract: A rover includes a base having wheels and a propulsion system coupled to the wheels to propel the rover around a field. A tower is coupled to the base and extends over the base. Sensors are set on the tower and the base and are configured to sense environmental conditions around the rover at different elevations. A computing system includes a processor and memory. The memory is configured to receive measured data from the sensors and determine an amount and manner of water to be dispensed on plant life in the field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Publication number: 20170172075
    Abstract: A rover includes a base having wheels and a propulsion system coupled to the wheels to propel the rover around a field. A tower is coupled to the base and extends over the base. Sensors are set on the tower and the base and are configured to sense environmental conditions around the rover at different elevations. A computing system includes a processor and memory. The memory is configured to receive measured data from the sensors and determine an amount and manner of water to be dispensed on plant life in the field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Patent number: 9679645
    Abstract: A nonvolatile memory storage device includes a ferroelectric (FE) material coupled with a piezoresistive (PR) material through an inherent piezoelectric response of the FE material, wherein an electrical resistance of the PR material is dependent on a compressive stress applied thereto, the compressive stress caused by a remanent strain of the FE material resulting from a polarization of the FE material, such that a polarized state of the FE material results in a first resistance value of the PR material, and a depolarized state of the FE material results in a second resistance value of the PR material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bruce G. Elmegreen, Glenn J. Martyna, Dennis M. Newns, Alejandro G. Schrott
  • Publication number: 20160111154
    Abstract: A nonvolatile memory storage device includes a ferroelectric (FE) material coupled with a piezoresistive (PR) material through an inherent piezoelectric response of the FE material, wherein an electrical resistance of the PR material is dependent on a compressive stress applied thereto, the compressive stress caused by a remanent strain of the FE material resulting from a polarization of the FE material, such that a polarized state of the FE material results in a first resistance value of the PR material, and a depolarized state of the FE material results in a second resistance value of the PR material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Bruce G. Elmegreen, Glenn J. Martyna, Dennis M. Newns, Alejandro G. Schrott
  • Patent number: 9276208
    Abstract: A method for fabricating the phase change memory cells. The method includes forming an electrically conductive bottom electrode within a substrate. A heat shield is formed within the substrate and above the bottom electrode. The heat shield is thermally coupled to the bottom electrode, includes a sidewall and extends away from the bottom electrode. A heating element is formed within the sidewall of the heat shield. The heating element is electrically coupled to the bottom electrode and is configured to generate heat during programming of the phase change memory cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. BrightSky, Chung H. Lam, Alejandro G. Schrott
  • Patent number: 9251884
    Abstract: A nonvolatile memory storage device includes a ferroelectric (FE) material coupled with a piezoresistive (PR) material through an inherent piezoelectric response of the FE material, wherein an electrical resistance of the PR material is dependent on a compressive stress applied thereto, the compressive stress caused by a remanent strain of the FE material resulting from a polarization of the FE material, such that a polarized state of the FE material results in a first resistance value of the PR material, and a depolarized state of the FE material results in a second resistance value of the PR material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce G. Elmegreen, Glenn J. Martyna, Dennis M. Newns, Alejandro G. Schrott