Patents by Inventor Carlos MORATO

Carlos MORATO 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: 20190325668
    Abstract: A submersible inspection system for inspection of liquid cooled electrical transformers having a wirelessly controlled submersible inspective device. A submersion depth of the submersible can be controlled using a ballast system. The system can also include an input/output selector to switch between camera images from the submersible. A heartbeat signal indicative of a health of the transmitted signal can be transmitted to the submersible, and redundant channel selection logic can facilitate switching to a channel that includes a current heartbeat. A plurality of status interrogation systems disposed on the submersible can capture data regarding inspection procedures performed on the transformer, and the submersible can include tools for repair procedures. Data transmitted from the submersible, and overlayed with input data from an operator, can facilitate real time inspection analysis. The system can also form a model of an internal in the transformer, as well as produce a three-dimensional field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory A. Cole, William J. Eakins, Daniel T. Lasko, Harshang Shah, Thomas A. Fuhlbrigge, Carlos Morato, Luiz V. Cheim, Poorvi Patel, Biao Zhang, Sanguen Choi, Gregory F. Rossano, Andrew M. Salm, Saumya Sharma, Stefan Rakuff, Nolan W. Nicholas
  • Publication number: 20190287689
    Abstract: An inspection system for inspecting a machine includes an inspection vehicle constructed for wireless operation while submersed in a dielectric liquid medium. The inspection vehicle is self-propelled. A controller is operative to direct the activities of the inspection vehicle. A plurality of status interrogation systems is disposed on the inspection vehicle. The status interrogation systems are operative to capture inspection data regarding a plurality of inspection procedures performed on the machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory A. Cole, William J. Eakins, Daniel T. Lasko, Harshang Shah, Thomas A. Fuhlbrigge, Carlos Morato, Biao Zhang, Luiz V. Cheim, Poorvi Patel, Stefan Rakuff, Saumya Sharma, Nolan W. Nicholas, Gregory F. Rossano, Sanguen Choi
  • Publication number: 20190286119
    Abstract: A submersible remotely operable vehicle used for inspection of liquid cooled electrical transformers can include a number of separate cameras and sensors for mapping and navigating the internal structure of the transformer with liquid coolant remaining in the transformer. The remotely operable vehicle can be wirelessly controlled to perform various inspection functions while the number of cameras provide video streams for processing to produce a three dimensional field of view based on an observation position of the remotely operable vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory A. Cole, William J. Eakins, Daniel T. Lasko, Harshang Shah, Thomas A. Fuhlbrigge, Carlos Morato, Luiz V. Cheim, Poorvi Patel, Biao Zhang, Saumya Sharma, Gregory F. Rossano
  • Patent number: 10378353
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a robot automated mining method. In one embodiment, a method includes a robot positioning a charging component for entry into a drill hole. In one embodiment, a method includes a robot moving a charging component within a drill hole. In one embodiment, a method includes a robot filling a drill hole with explosive material. In one embodiment, a method includes operating a robot within a mining environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Jianjun Wang, Carlos Martinez, Carlos Morato, Biao Zhang, Thomas Fuhlbrigge, Will Eakins, Sang Choi, Daniel Lasko, Jan Nyqvist, Remus Boca
  • Publication number: 20180158232
    Abstract: A submersible vehicle which includes a plurality of cameras can be used to collect visual images of an object of interest submerged in a liquid environment, such as in a tank (e.g. transformer tank). In one form the submersible vehicle is remotely operated such as an ROV or an autonomous vehicle. Image information from the submersible along with inertial measurements in some embodiments is used with a vision based modelling system to form a model of an internal object of interest in the tank. The vision based modelling system can include a number of processes to form the model such as but not limited to tracking, sparse and dense reconstruction, model generation, and rectification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory Cole, William Eakins, Daniel Lasko, Harshang Shah, Thomas Fuhlbrigge, Carlos Morato, Biao Zhang, Luiz Cheim, Poorvi Patel, Harald Staab, Saumya Sharma
  • Publication number: 20180157251
    Abstract: A submersible inspection device used for inspection of, for example, liquid cooled electrical transformers can include a number of separate cameras for imaging the internal structure of the transformer. The submersible can be configured to communicate to a base station using a number of wireless transmitters and receivers. Signals transmitted to the submersible include command signals useful to effect an action on the submersible but also a heartbeat signal to indicate health of the transmitted signal. A redundant channel selection logic is provided to switch from a channel which no longer receives a heartbeat to another channel that includes a current heartbeat. Multiple signals can be received and evaluated in software, and another signal received via a firmware radio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory A. Cole, William Eakins, Daniel Lasko, Harshang Shah, Thomas Fuhlbrigge, Carlos Morato, Biao Zhang, Luiz Cheim, Poorvi Patel, Andrew Salm
  • Publication number: 20170356730
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a robot automated mining method. In one embodiment, a method includes a robot positioning a charging component for entry into a drill hole. In one embodiment, a method includes a robot moving a charging component within a drill hole. In one embodiment, a method includes a robot filling a drill hole with explosive material. In one embodiment, a method includes operating a robot within a mining environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Jianjun Wang, Carlos Martinez, Carlos Morato, Biao Zhang, Thomas Fuhlbrigge, Will Eakins, Sang Choi, Daniel Lasko, Jan Nyqvist, Remus Boca
  • Publication number: 20170356729
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a robot automated mining method. In one embodiment, a method includes a robot positioning a charging component for entry into a drill hole. In one embodiment, a method includes a robot moving a charging component within a drill hole. In one embodiment, a method includes a robot filling a drill hole with explosive material. In one embodiment, a method includes operating a robot within a mining environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Jianjun Wang, Carlos Martinez, Carlos Morato, Biao Zhang, Thomas Fuhlbrigge, Will Eakins, Sang Choi, Daniel Lasko, Jan Nyqvist, Remus Boca
  • Publication number: 20170356292
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a robot automated mining method. In one embodiment, a method includes a robot positioning a charging component for entry into a drill hole. In one embodiment, a method includes a robot moving a charging component within a drill hole. In one embodiment, a method includes a robot filling a drill hole with explosive material. In one embodiment, a method includes operating a robot within a mining environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Jianjun WANG, Carlos MARTINEZ, Carlos MORATO, Biao ZHANG, Thomas FUHLBRIGGE, Will EAKINS, Sang CHOI, Daniel LASKO, Jan NYQVIST, Remus BOCA