Patents by Inventor Brian Kenneth Erickson

Brian Kenneth Erickson 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: 11443467
    Abstract: Automated correlation of process attribute value changes with events related to the changes. A managed historian utilizes a namespace property to correlate process tag values with corresponding events. The managed historian generates and provides to remote user devices a graphical user interface that includes a plot of data values of the process tag and a visual icon representing the event overlaid atop the plot of data values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: AVEVA SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Kenneth Erickson, Sripraneeth Kumar Nara, Ravi Kumar Herunde Prakash, Vinay T. Kamath, Abhijit Manushree
  • Patent number: 11308088
    Abstract: Associating comments with tags in a managed historian system in accordance with a flexible, platform-independent data structure. A worker role instance automatically associates received comments with a process tag at a particular time in response to receiving the comments. The worker role instance stores the comments in the flexible, platform-independent data structure such that the comment is provided in association with the tag at the particular time in response to a display or search request for the tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: AVEVA SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Kenneth Erickson, Arun Kumar Nattamai Ramdoss, Vinay T. Kamath, Ravi Kumar Herunde Prakash, Abhijit Manushree
  • Patent number: 11237549
    Abstract: Embodiments include a server system including logic of an edge computing device. A network includes a cloud platform able to receive utilization change events from a utilization module, and execution of the program logic results in process steps of a method that include transmitting a plurality of attributes from the cloud platform to the at least one edge computing device, where the plurality of attributes can be associated with a device of a distributed environment coupled to the network. Another step includes receiving from the utilization module, by the edge computing device, current utilization data of the device, and a further step includes performing a comparison based on a set of rules or mappings of the attributes, by the edge computing device, of the current utilization data. Finally, based on the comparison, the method includes sending, by the edge computing device, an update to a human-machine-interface module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: AVEVA Software, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Paul Kane, John Jerome Madden, Jose Lourenco Teodoro, Christopher Justin Miller, Brian Kenneth Erickson, David Paul Bevin
  • Publication number: 20210373547
    Abstract: Embodiments include a server system including logic of an edge computing device. A network includes a cloud platform able to receive state change events from a state module, and execution of the program logic results in process steps of a method that include transmitting a plurality of attributes from the cloud platform to the at least one edge computing device, where the plurality of attributes can be associated with a device of a distributed environment coupled to the network. A further step includes receiving from the state module, by the edge computing device, current state data of the device, and a subsequent step includes performing a comparison based on a set of rules of the attributes, by the edge computing device, of the current state data. Further, based on the comparison, the method includes sending, by the edge computing device, an update to a human-machine-interface module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Douglas Paul Kane, John Jerome Madden, Jose Lourenco Teodoro, Christopher Justin Miller, Brian Kenneth Erickson, David Paul Bevin
  • Publication number: 20210279156
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a management console enabling monitoring of distributed components of a process control application. The management console includes a management console window that can be customized according to one or more user-defined software code modules that interface to data sources to populate views supported by the console window. The invention further includes a language and method of composing blocks of executable code within the management console that provide the capability to run many analyses simultaneously. The console window includes a set of view templates including controls for manipulating graphically displayed representations of data rendered by the distributed components, and an interface for exchanging requests and data with an extensible set of software modules that provide data links to one or more distributed data-linked components. The set of software modules also define the customizable portions of the view rendered by the console window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Kenneth Erickson, Greg C. Clinton, Vinay T. Kamath, Abhijit Manushree
  • Publication number: 20210248793
    Abstract: Automated correlation of process attribute value changes with events related to the changes. A managed historian utilizes a namespace property to correlate process tag values with corresponding events. The managed historian generates and provides to remote user devices a graphical user interface that includes a plot of data values of the process tag and a visual icon representing the event overlaid atop the plot of data values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Kenneth Erickson, Sripraneeth Kumar Nara, Ravi Kumar Herunde Prakash, Vinay T. Kamath, Abhijit Manushree
  • Publication number: 20210224278
    Abstract: Associating comments with tags in a managed historian system in accordance with a flexible, platform-independent data structure. A worker role instance automatically associates received comments with a process tag at a particular time in response to receiving the comments. The worker role instance stores the comments in the flexible, platform-independent data structure such that the comment is provided in association with the tag at the particular time in response to a display or search request for the tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Kenneth Erickson, Arun Kumar Nattamai Ramdoss, Vinay T. Kamath, Ravi Kumar Herunde Prakash, Abhijit Manushree
  • Patent number: 11054816
    Abstract: Embodiments include a server system including logic of an edge computing device. A network includes a cloud platform able to receive state change events from a state module, and execution of the program logic results in process steps of a method that include transmitting a plurality of attributes from the cloud platform to the at least one edge computing device, where the plurality of attributes can be associated with a device of a distributed environment coupled to the network. A further step includes receiving from the state module, by the edge computing device, current state data of the device, and a subsequent step includes performing a comparison based on a set of rules of the attributes, by the edge computing device, of the current state data. Further, based on the comparison, the method includes sending, by the edge computing device, an update to a human-machine-interface module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: AVEVA SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Paul Kane, John Jerome Madden, Jose Lourenco Teodoro, Christopher Justin Miller, Brian Kenneth Erickson, David Paul Bevin
  • Publication number: 20210182142
    Abstract: Automated recovery of execution roles in a distributed historian system in accordance with actions and rules customized to each execution role. A monitoring service monitors the health status of execution roles and automatically performs a corrective action in response to the health state of an execution role triggering a predetermined rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Kenneth Erickson, Arun Kumar Nattamai Ramdoss, Vinay T. Kamath, Abhijit Manushree
  • Publication number: 20210141785
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content providing, searching and/or hosting systems supported by or configured with devices, servers and/or platforms. The disclosed systems and methods provide a novel framework that automatically generates and dynamically updates an interactive user interface (UI) that comprises digital information related to multiple processes and operations. The UI provides uniform functionality across platforms, devices and/or services being utilized to view and/or interact with the UI and/or interface objects (e.g., tiles) included therein. The UI provides a dynamic mechanism for assets to be controlled, as well as mechanisms to compare the data of different assets by which certain assets can be subsequently manipulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Kenneth Erickson, Vinay T. Kamath, William Charles Winn Bielke, Zhen Zhao
  • Publication number: 20210142104
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content providing, displaying and/or hosting systems supported by or configured with devices, servers and/or platforms. The disclosed systems and methods provide a novel artificial intelligence (AI) framework that integrates image capture and classification functionality within SCADA systems. The disclosed AI framework involves operation of a set of network-connected cameras within SCADA systems for provided visual surveillance to periodically or substantially continuously view, detect or identify current conditions, or conditions that satisfy a criteria. The disclosed systems and methods, therefore, provide an automated mechanism for monitoring conditions within SCADA systems, and alerting end users or applications to take an action using AI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Kenneth Erickson, Klaus Graefensteiner, Ken May, Vinay T. Kamath
  • Publication number: 20210144047
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content providing, searching and/or hosting systems supported by or configured with devices, servers and/or platforms. The disclosed systems and methods provide a novel framework that automatically detects and provides dynamically determined and automatically compiled anomaly information in and/or associated with an online distributed operation environment. The disclosed framework is configured to analyzing systems data to determine electronic information related to anomalies, and compile and present a user interface that relays this information. In response to detected feedback to the presented data, such data is feedback to the framework for customization of the data, which is then automatically provided to the viewer as an updated interface display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Kenneth Erickson, Vinay T. Kamath, ArunKumar Nattamai Ramdoss, Elliott Scott Middleton
  • Patent number: 10983889
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a management console enabling monitoring of distributed components of a process control application. The management console includes a management console window that can be customized according to one or more user-defined software code modules that interface to data sources to populate views supported by the console window. The invention further includes a language and method of composing blocks of executable code within the management console that provide the capability to run many analyses simultaneously. The console window includes a set of view templates including controls for manipulating graphically displayed representations of data rendered by the distributed components, and an interface for exchanging requests and data with an extensible set of software modules that provide data links to one or more distributed data-linked components. The set of software modules also define the customizable portions of the view rendered by the console window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: AVEVA SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Kenneth Erickson, Greg C. Clinton, Vinay T. Kamath, Abhijit Manushree
  • Publication number: 20210108991
    Abstract: Automated detection of anomalous operation of equipment in an industrial process. A reporting architecture utilizes scaled entropy calculations that enable comparing signal entropies across a plurality of time periods without prior knowledge of the scale of the signal. The reporting architecture combines the scaled entropy values with statistical analyses to detect anomalous time periods that represent anomalous operation of equipment in an industrial process. The reporting architecture generates reports of the anomalous operation for transmission to particular user devices via a communications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Kenneth Erickson, Vinay T. Kamath, Abhijit Manushree, Greg C. Clinton, S├ębastien Caron
  • Publication number: 20210080928
    Abstract: A novel system includes an intelligent process anomaly detection and trend projection system which is configured to train artificial intelligence and machine learning systems for anomaly prediction in industrial systems according to some embodiments. In some embodiments, such intelligent process anomaly detection and trend projection system is configured to determine an estimated remaining useful life of an industrial asset. For example, in some embodiments, the system is configured to identify a degradation part of the signal and a normal part of the signal; separate the degradation part of the signal from the normal part of the signal; identify one or more patterns of a degradation part of the signal and the normal part of the signal; and determine an anomaly prediction based on the one or more patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Aldimir Lyubchev Mihnev, Prarthana Rohitkumar Shah, Brian Kenneth Erickson, William Charles Winn Bielke
  • Publication number: 20210056073
    Abstract: An event historian system receives event data from a client system via a network connection and stores the event data in a block data storage system. An event data block in which to store the received event data is selected based on the time range of the occurrence of the received event data. The received event data is stored in a snapshot within the event data block. Event property data is extracted from the received event data and used to build a plurality of event property index files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Kenneth Erickson, Bala Kamesh Sista, Abhijit Manushree, Vinay T. Kamath
  • Patent number: 10930034
    Abstract: Automated correlation of process attribute value changes with events related to the changes. A managed historian utilizes a namespace property to correlate process tag values with corresponding events. The managed historian generates and provides to remote user devices a graphical user interface that includes a plot of data values of the process tag and a visual icon representing the event overlaid atop the plot of data values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: AVEVA SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Kenneth Erickson, Sripraneeth Kumar Nara, Ravi Kumar Herunde Prakash, Vinay T. Kamath, Abhijit Manushree
  • Patent number: 10901833
    Abstract: Automated recovery of execution roles in a distributed historian system in accordance with actions and rules customized to each execution role. A monitoring service monitors the health status of execution roles and automatically performs a corrective action in response to the health state of an execution role triggering a predetermined rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: AVEVA SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Kenneth Erickson, Arun Kumar Nattamai Ramdoss, Vinay T. Kamath, Abhijit Manushree
  • Publication number: 20200286269
    Abstract: Automated correlation of process attribute value changes with events related to the changes. A managed historian utilizes a namespace property to correlate process tag values with corresponding events. The managed historian generates and provides to remote user devices a graphical user interface that includes a plot of data values of the process tag and a visual icon representing the event overlaid atop the plot of data values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Kenneth Erickson, Sripraneeth Kumar Nara, Ravi Kumar Herunde Prakash, Vinay T. Kamath, Abhijit Manushree
  • Patent number: 10769104
    Abstract: An event historian system receives event data from a client system via a network connection and stores the event data in a block data storage system. An event data block in which to store the received event data is selected based on the time range of the occurrence of the received event data. The received event data is stored in a snapshot within the event data block. Event property data is extracted from the received event data and used to build a plurality of event property index files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: AVEVA SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Kenneth Erickson, Bala Kamesh Sista, Abhijit Manushree, Vinay T. Kamath