Patents by Inventor Andrei Dan

Andrei Dan 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).

  • Patent number: 11868489
    Abstract: Techniques for configuring data protection settings for data of an industrial system or an electric power system are provided. The industrial system or the electric power system includes at least one gateway via which the data are transmitted to a computing resource for processing and/or storing. One or several privacy-preserving techniques to be applied to the data are automatically determined. The one or several privacy-preserving techniques being determined based on data privacy requirements for the data and processing operations to be performed on the data by the computing resource. The determined one or several privacy-preserving techniques are automatically applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Thomas Locher, Manuel Oriol, Georgia Giannopoulou, Maelle Kabir-Querrec, Michael Wahler, Andrei Dan, Ognjen Vukovic, Der-Yeuan Yu
  • Publication number: 20230373098
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for programming robots by operators without expertise in specialized robot programming languages. In the method, inputs are received from the operator generically describing a desired robot movement. The system then uses the operator inputs to translate the desired robot movement into software commands that direct the robot to perform the desired robot movement. The robot may then be programmed with the software commands and operated to perform the desired robot movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Andrei Dan, Robin Verschueren, Georgia Giannopoulou, Robert René Maria Birke, Thomas Locher, Elsi-Mari Borrelli, Philipp Sommer, Sandro Schoenborn
  • Publication number: 20230330847
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for training a robot to recognize objects in the workspace of the robot. Objects in the workspace are identified by the user, and the robot determines candidate objects. Feedback may be used in order for the user to confirm whether the candidate object determined by the robot system matches the object intended by the user. Gripping information for the object may also be identified by the user to train the robot how to grip the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Sandro Schoenborn, Andrei Dan, Robert René Maria Birke, Philipp Sommer, Thomas Locher
  • Patent number: 11788439
    Abstract: A rocker arm includes an outer arm having a first side and a second side, an inner arm positioned between the first side and the second side of the outer arm, a pivot axle pivotally coupling the inner arm to the outer arm at a first end of the inner arm and a first end of the outer arm, and a latch pin having a first position and a second position. The latch pin in the first position pivotally fixes the inner arm to the outer arm at a second end of each of the inner arm and a second end of the outer arm, and in the second position allows the inner arm and the outer arm to pivot independently. Two lost motion springs are respectively secured to mounts provided on the outer arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Andrei Dan Radulescu, Austin Robert Zurface, James R. Sheren, Anthony L. Spoor, Luigi Lia, Philip Michael Kline
  • Publication number: 20230123236
    Abstract: Techniques are described for diagnosing, characterizing, and addressing problems across a variety of industry sectors. In some embodiments, a system receives information about a company or other entity and maps the information to different areas of operation that are relevant to the entity. The system may identify potential problems and root causes that degrade operations relevant to the entity. The system may further use a model to gauge how significant various sector-specific and/or sector-generic problems are for the entity. Additionally or alternatively, the system may compare the scores to benchmark models to determine how an entity is performing and progressing relative to other entities in the same sector and/or across different sectors. The techniques allow users to quickly assess the performance of an entity across several different areas of operation, isolate underperforming areas, identify the root causes, and deploy technical solutions to address underlying problems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Juergen Kuebler, Andrei Dan Iosub, Thomas Edgar Henry
  • Patent number: 11181013
    Abstract: A novel cylinder head arrangement for an in-line four cylinder or eight cylinder engine. A modified arrangement allows additional space for installation of wider rocker arm assemblies used for variable valve lift (VVL), cylinder deactivation (CDA) and other types of variable valve actuation (VVA). In one embodiment, cam towers adjacent the end two cylinders are not used. At least one end support is used, which may be an outboard bearing on a camshaft for each end. The wider rocker assemblies may then be installed. In another embodiment, cam towers adjacent the inner two cylinders are eliminated and a single camshaft support piece with a support bearing is installed between the inner cylinders to provide support for the camshafts. The wider rocker assemblies may then be installed on at least one of the middle cylinders. A novel oil control valve operates latches in switching rocker arm assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: David Gerard Genise, Andrei Dan Radulescu
  • Publication number: 20210286885
    Abstract: Techniques for configuring data protection settings for data of an industrial system or an electric power system (20) are provided. The industrial system or the electric power system (20) comprises at least one gateway (24) via which the data are transmitted to a computing resource (25) for processing and/or storing. One or several privacy-preserving techniques to be applied to the data are automatically determined. The one or several privacy-preserving techniques being determined based on data privacy requirements for the data and processing operations to be performed on the data by the computing resource (25). The determined one or several privacy-preserving techniques are automatically applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Locher, Manuel Oriol, Georgia Giannopoulou, Maelle Kabir-Querrec, Michael Wahler, Andrei Dan, Ognjen Vukovic, Der-Yeuan Yu
  • Publication number: 20210156284
    Abstract: A novel cylinder head arrangement for an in-line four cylinder or eight cylinder engine. A modified arrangement allows additional space for installation of wider rocker arm assemblies used for variable valve lift (VVL), cylinder deactivation (CDA) and other types of variable valve actuation (VVA). In one embodiment, cam towers adjacent the end two cylinders are not used. At least one end support is used, which may be an outboard bearing on a camshaft for each end. The wider rocker assemblies may then be installed. In another embodiment, cam towers adjacent the inner two cylinders are eliminated and a single camshaft support piece with a support bearing is installed between the inner cylinders to provide support for the camshafts. The wider rocker assemblies may then be installed on at least one of the middle cylinders. A novel oil control valve operates latches in switching rocker arm assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: David Gerard Genise, Andrei Dan Radulescu
  • Publication number: 20210131317
    Abstract: A rocker arm includes an outer arm having a first side and a second side, an inner arm positioned between the first side and the second side of the outer arm, a pivot axle pivotally coupling the inner arm and the outer arm at a first end of each of the inner arm and the outer arm, and a latch having a first position and a second position. The latch in the first position pivotally fixes the inner arm and the outer arm at a second end of each of the inner arm and the outer arm, and in the second position allows the inner arm and the outer arm to pivot independently. The latch is responsive to hydraulic pressure in a hydraulic fluid passage to selectively move to other of the first position and the second position. A lost motion spring is coupled to the inner arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Andrei Dan Radulescu, Austin Robert Zurface, James R. Sheren, Anthony L. Spoor, Luigi Lia, Philip Michael Kline
  • Publication number: 20210131316
    Abstract: A rocker arm includes an outer arm having a first side and a second side, an inner arm positioned between the first side and the second side of the outer arm, a pivot axle pivotally coupling the inner arm and the outer arm at a first end of each of the inner arm and the outer arm, and a latch having a first position and a second position. The latch in the first position pivotally fixes the inner arm and the outer arm at a second end of each of the inner arm and the outer arm, and in the second position allows the inner arm and the outer arm to pivot independently. The latch is responsive to hydraulic pressure in a hydraulic fluid passage to selectively move to other of the first position and the second position. A lost motion spring is coupled to the inner arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Andrei Dan Radulescu, Austin Robert Zurface, James R. Sheren, Anthony L. Spoor, Luigi Lia, Philip Michael Kline
  • Patent number: 10960714
    Abstract: A tire with printed shear sensors includes a pair of bead areas and a ground-contacting tread disposed radially outwardly of the pair of bead areas. A pair of sidewalls includes an inboard sidewall extending from a first one of the bead areas to the tread and an outboard sidewall extending from a second one of the bead areas to the tread. A carcass extends toroidally between each of the bead areas radially inwardly of the tread, and an innerliner is formed on an inside surface of the carcass. A pair of resistive shear sensors is printed on the innerliner, including a first shear sensor printed in a sidewall zone of the inboard sidewall and a second shear sensor printed in a sidewall zone of the outboard sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Yves Francois Claude Decoster, Andrei Dan Anton
  • Patent number: 10731517
    Abstract: A valvetrain includes a rocker arm assembly having a rocker arm and an electromagnetic latch assembly. A magnet of the latch assembly is housed within a chamber formed by the rocker arm. The chamber may be a retrofit hydraulic chamber. The magnet may be an electromagnet or a permanent magnet. A flux shifting bi-stable latch provides a sufficiently compact design. Isolation of the magnet within the rocker arm chamber may provide protection from metal particles carried by oil in an operating environment for the rocker arm assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Petr Liskar, Dale Arden Stretch, James Edward McCarthy, Nicholas Peter Gillette, Andrei Dan Radulescu
  • Publication number: 20200094634
    Abstract: A tire with printed shear sensors includes a pair of bead areas and a ground-contacting tread disposed radially outwardly of the pair of bead areas. A pair of sidewalls includes an inboard sidewall extending from a first one of the bead areas to the tread and an outboard sidewall extending from a second one of the bead areas to the tread. A carcass extends toroidally between each of the bead areas radially inwardly of the tread, and an innerliner is formed on an inside surface of the carcass. A pair of resistive shear sensors is printed on the innerliner, including a first shear sensor printed in a sidewall zone of the inboard sidewall and a second shear sensor printed in a sidewall zone of the outboard sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Yves Francois Claude Decoster, Andrei Dan Anton
  • Patent number: 10590809
    Abstract: A valve train assembly having a valve train carrier including a body having a cartridge cavity formed in the body, a hydraulic lash adjuster adjustment (HLA) assembly, and a cartridge removably disposed in the cartridge cavity. The cartridge includes a main body defining an inner bore, wherein the HLA assembly is disposed in the inner bore, and the cartridge is sized and shaped for insertion into the cartridge cavity formed in an underside of the valve train carrier. The cartridge is configured to have a valve train lash set prior to insertion into the cartridge cavity. A rocker arm assembly includes a body configured to engage the hydraulic lash adjustment (HLA) assembly, an end having a socket formed therein, and an e-foot extending through the socket and coupled to the end, the e-foot configured to maintain substantially flat contact with a top surface of an engine valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Eric John Yankovic, Majo Cecur, Debra Lynn McFadden, Andrei Dan Radulescu, Anthony Leon Spoor, Douglas Wright
  • Publication number: 20200063609
    Abstract: A method of precision manufacture of an outer arm of a rocker arm assembly is performed by determining structures of a rough outer arm that would require precision processing and locations to support the structures as they are processed. Starting with at least one structure requiring precision processing, locations on the outer arm close to the structure to hold the outer arm during processing are determined that would cause minimal distortion of the outer arm during processing. The outer arm is then provided with clamping lobes at these locations. The clamping lobes of the outer arm are clamping into a fixture for manufacturing. The slider pad may now be precision ground while the outer arm is clamped in the fixture with minimal risk of distortion of the outer arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Austin Robert Zurface, Tony Eric Gordon, Andrei Dan Radulescu, Otto Jerome Schultheis
  • Publication number: 20190338683
    Abstract: A switching rocker arm for engaging a cam includes a first arm having a first end and a second end, and a first and a second side arm; a second arm disposed between the first and second side arms, having a first end and a second end, where the second arm is an inner arm. The second arm is pivotably secured adjacent its first end to the first arm adjacent the first end of the first arm. The rocker arm includes an over-travel limiter that limits pivoting motion of the first arm relative to the second arm, where the over-travel limiter is pivotally coupled to the outer arm and interacts with the inner arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Andrei Dan Radulescu, Austin Robert Zurface, James R. Sheren, Anthony L. Spoor, Luigi Lia, Philip Michael Kline
  • Publication number: 20190309663
    Abstract: A rocker arm includes an outer arm having a first side and a second side, an inner arm positioned between the first side and the second side of the outer arm, a pivot axle pivotally coupling the inner arm and the outer arm at a first end of each of the inner arm and the outer arm, and a latch having a first position and a second position. The latch in the first position pivotally fixes the inner arm and the outer arm at a second end of each of the inner arm and the outer arm, and in the second position allows the inner arm and the outer arm to pivot independently. The latch is responsive to hydraulic pressure in a hydraulic fluid passage to selectively move to other of the first position and the second position. A lost motion spring is coupled to the inner arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Andrei Dan Radulescu, Austin Robert Zurface, James R. Sheren, Anthony L. Spoor, Luigi Lia, Philip Michael Kline
  • Patent number: 10415439
    Abstract: A system includes a rocker arm assembly for operative engagement with a first and second cam. The assembly includes a first arm for operatively engaging the first cam for a first desired lift profile, a second arm for operatively engaging the second cam for a second desired lift profile, where the second arm includes a latch to engage the second arm with the first arm. The latch is responsive to supplied oil pressure and release oil pressure to switch between lift profiles. The system includes the latch coupled to the supplied or released oil pressure to engage the arms before the first and second arms are engaged with the base circle portion of each of the respective first and second cams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrei Dan Radulescu, Austin Robert Zurface, James R. Sheren, Anthony L. Spoor, Luigi Lia, Philip Michael Kline
  • Publication number: 20190249575
    Abstract: A system includes a rocker arm assembly for operative engagement with a first and second cam. The assembly includes a first arm for operatively engaging the first cam for a first desired lift profile, a second arm for operatively engaging the second cam for a second desired lift profile, where the second arm includes a latch to engage the second arm with the first arm. The latch is responsive to supplied oil pressure and release oil pressure to switch between lift profiles. The system includes the latch coupled to the supplied or released oil pressure to engage the arms before the first and second arms are engaged with the base circle portion of each of the respective first and second cams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Andrei Dan Radulescu, Austin Robert Zurface, James R. Sheren, Anthony L. Spoor, Luigi Lia, Philip Michael Kline
  • Publication number: 20190234248
    Abstract: A novel cylinder head arrangement for an in-line four cylinder or eight cylinder engine. A modified arrangement allows additional space for installation of wider rocker arm assemblies used for variable valve lift (VVL), cylinder deactivation (CDA) and other types of variable valve actuation (VVA). In one embodiment, cam towers adjacent the end two cylinders are not used. At least one end support is used, which may be an outboard bearing on a camshaft for each end. The wider rocker assemblies may then be installed. In another embodiment, cam towers adjacent the inner two cylinders are eliminated and a single camshaft support piece with a support bearing is installed between the inner cylinders to provide support for the camshafts. The wider rocker assemblies may then be installed on at least one of the middle cylinders. A novel oil control valve operates latches in switching rocker arm assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: David Gerard Genise, Andrei Dan Radulescu