Patents by Inventor David Deckers

David Deckers 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: 20220190641
    Abstract: An implementation of a utility meter is connected to a resource and to a customer premises. The utility meter includes a sensor, a converter, and a radio. The sensor is configured to detect a characteristic of resource usage by the customer premises. The converter is configured to convert the characteristic to raw consumption data describing the resource usage. The radio is configured to transmit the raw consumption data output by the converter to a remote processing system. The remote processing system includes one or both of a fog and a cloud. The fog is associated with a geographic region of the utility meter and performs data processing on the raw consumption data and on regional raw consumption data received from other endpoints in the geographic region. The cloud performs data processing on the raw consumption data as well as on data received from other endpoints across various geographic regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: David Decker, Matt Karlgaard, Ruben E. Salazar Cardozo, Keith Mario Torpy, James Randall Turner
  • Patent number: 11336536
    Abstract: Technologies for implementing edge intelligence for utility communication networks are provided. For example, a system includes a mesh network and a utility fog configured to manage the mesh network. The utility fog includes a secure utility system configured for executing a private utility application and a first edge intelligence device configured for executing a first subset of software applications. Each software application is configured to manage endpoints in the mesh network or process data collected by the mesh network. The mesh network includes the endpoints and an edge intelligence device configured for executing a second subset of the software applications that is different from the first subset of software applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: David Decker, Keith Mario Torpy, Matthew Donald Karlgaard, James Randall Turner, Ruben E. Salazar Cardozo
  • Patent number: 11256512
    Abstract: A utility meter has a multiprocessor architecture including (i) a microprocessing unit (MPU) for executing multiple software applications and (ii) another processing unit for performing core metrology functions in real time. For instance, the utility meter includes a metrology engine, an MPU, and one or more metrology applications. The metrology engine measures consumption of a resource and generates consumption data based on the consumption of the resource. The metrology engine includes a metrology processor, a dedicated memory, and a real-time operating system run by the metrology processor to enable the metrology engine to run time-critical metrology functions in real time. The MPU is coupled to the metrology processor and includes one or more processor cores. The MPU runs the one or more metrology applications over a primary operating system of the MPU, and the one or more metrology applications utilize the consumption data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Torpy, Matt Karlgaard, David Decker, James Randall Turner
  • Patent number: 11200901
    Abstract: A method for responding to a voice activated request includes receiving a speech input request from a smart speaker requesting energy management data associated with energy consumption at a premises of the smart speaker. The method also includes generating a voice service request including a first query for a first data source. The first query includes a request for the energy management data. Additionally, the method includes communicating the first query to the first data source and receiving a first response to the first query from the first data source. Further, the method includes generating an audible speech output in response to the speech input request based on the first response to the first query and transmitting the audible speech output to the smart speaker. The smart speaker audibly transmits the audible speech output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: LANDIS+GYR INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Keith Mario Torpy, James Randall Turner, David Decker, Ruben E. Salazar Cardozo
  • Publication number: 20210288520
    Abstract: A system for detecting the topology and phase information of an electrical power distribution system is provided. For example, the system includes a group of meters connected to an electrical power distribution system and can communicate with each other through local network connections such as a mesh network. Each of the meters is configured to generate and transmit voltage data to a correlator of the group of meters. The correlator calculates the correlations between each pair of meters in the group based on the voltage data received and further transmits the calculated correlations to a mapper through the mesh network. The mapper determines the topological or phase relationship between at least the group of meters based on the received correlations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Ruben E. Salazar Cardozo, David Decker
  • Patent number: 10922763
    Abstract: A method described herein is performed by a utility meter lacking an integrated display. The method includes measuring consumption of a resource and, further, generating consumption data based on measuring the consumption of the resource. Via a communication device, the utility meter wirelessly connects directly to an external device having a display. The utility meter verifies that the external device is authorized to access the utility meter. The utility meter transmits the consumption data to the external device to utilize the display of the external device as an interface to the utility meter. The utility meter receives an instruction via manual entry at the display of the external device, and the utility meter executes the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Torpy, Matt Karlgaard, David Decker, James Randall Turner
  • Publication number: 20200379765
    Abstract: A utility meter has a multiprocessor architecture including (i) a microprocessing unit (MPU) for executing multiple software applications and (ii) another processing unit for performing core metrology functions in real time. For instance, the utility meter includes a metrology engine, an MPU, and one or more metrology applications. The metrology engine measures consumption of a resource and generates consumption data based on the consumption of the resource. The metrology engine includes a metrology processor, a dedicated memory, and a real-time operating system run by the metrology processor to enable the metrology engine to run time-critical metrology functions in real time. The MPU is coupled to the metrology processor and includes one or more processor cores. The MPU runs the one or more metrology applications over a primary operating system of the MPU, and the one or more metrology applications utilize the consumption data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Keith Torpy, Matt Karlgaard, David Decker, James Randall Turner
  • Publication number: 20200380619
    Abstract: A method described herein is performed by a utility meter lacking an integrated display. The method includes measuring consumption of a resource and, further, generating consumption data based on measuring the consumption of the resource. Via a communication device, the utility meter wirelessly connects directly to an external device having a display. The utility meter verifies that the external device is authorized to access the utility meter. The utility meter transmits the consumption data to the external device to utilize the display of the external device as an interface to the utility meter. The utility meter receives an instruction via manual entry at the display of the external device, and the utility meter executes the instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Keith Torpy, Matt Karlgaard, David Decker, James Randall Turner
  • Publication number: 20200264520
    Abstract: In a lithographic process, product units such as semiconductor wafers are subjected to lithographic patterning operations and chemical and physical processing operations. Alignment data or other measurements are made at stages during the performance of the process to obtain object data representing positional deviation or other parameters measured at points spatially distributed across each unit. This object data is used to obtain diagnostic information by performing a multivariate analysis to decompose a set of vectors representing the units in the multidimensional space into one or more component vectors. Diagnostic information about the industrial process is extracted using the component vectors. The performance of the industrial process for subsequent product units can be controlled based on the extracted diagnostic information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V
    Inventors: Alexander YPMA, Jasper MENGER, David DECKERS, David HAN, Adrianus Cornelis Matheus KOOPMAN, Irina LYULINA, Scott Anderson MIDDLEBROOKS, Richard Johannes Franciscu VAN HAREN, Jochem Sebastiaan WILDENBERG
  • Publication number: 20200160864
    Abstract: A method for responding to a voice activated request includes receiving a speech input request from a smart speaker requesting energy management data associated with energy consumption at a premises of the smart speaker. The method also includes generating a voice service request including a first query for a first data source. The first query includes a request for the energy management data. Additionally, the method includes communicating the first query to the first data source and receiving a first response to the first query from the first data source. Further, the method includes generating an audible speech output in response to the speech input request based on the first response to the first query and transmitting the audible speech output to the smart speaker. The smart speaker audibly transmits the audible speech output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Keith Torpy, James Randall Turner, David Decker, Ruben E. Salazar Cardozo
  • Patent number: 10642162
    Abstract: In a lithographic process, product units such as semiconductor wafers are subjected to lithographic patterning operations and chemical and physical processing operations. Alignment data or other measurements are made at stages during the performance of the process to obtain object data representing positional deviation or other parameters measured at points spatially distributed across each unit. This object data is used to obtain diagnostic information by performing a multivariate analysis to decompose a set of vectors representing the units in the multidimensional space into one or more component vectors. Diagnostic information about the industrial process is extracted using the component vectors. The performance of the industrial process for subsequent product units can be controlled based on the extracted diagnostic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Alexander Ypma, Jasper Menger, David Deckers, David Han, Adrianus Cornelis Matheus Koopman, Irina Lyulina, Scott Anderson Middlebrooks, Richard Johannes Franciscus Van Haren, Jochem Sebastiaan Wildenberg
  • Patent number: 10573310
    Abstract: A method for responding to a voice activated request includes receiving a speech input request from a smart speaker requesting energy management data associated with energy consumption at a premises of the smart speaker. The method also includes generating a voice service request including a first query for a first data source. The first query includes a request for the energy management data. Additionally, the method includes communicating the first query to the first data source and receiving a first response to the first query from the first data source. Further, the method includes generating an audible speech output in response to the speech input request based on the first response to the first query and transmitting the audible speech output to the smart speaker. The smart speaker audibly transmits the audible speech output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Mario Torpy, James Randall Turner, David Decker, Ruben E. Salazar Cardozo
  • Patent number: 10554701
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for real-time call tracing in a service-oriented system are disclosed. A request comprising a trace signature is received at a service in a service-oriented system. The trace signature comprises a representation of one or more upstream services in an upstream call path associated with the request. Based at least in part on the trace signature, the service determines one or more actions to perform with respect to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael David Decker, Aaron Ben Fernandes, Anton Vladilenovich Goldberg
  • Patent number: 10511657
    Abstract: A service node performs computational tasks or other operations on behalf of a meter or other network device. A meter may collect data regarding electric parameters associated with an electric distribution network. When analysis of the collected data is required, the meter may determine that it requires the resources of a service node. The meter may send a request to a directory node to identify a service node or it may send a request seeking a service node. The service node performs the analysis and sends the results of the analysis back to the meter. The service nodes supports the dynamic distributed processing of analytic services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Torpy, Ruben Salazar, David Decker, James Randall Turner
  • Patent number: 10466760
    Abstract: An energy allocation system may include a group of agents, each agent corresponding to a device requesting an amount of energy. The energy allocation system may perform a comparison, such as a hybridized comparison, between a selected agent and each other agent included in the group. Based on the outcome of each comparison for the selected agent, an aggregated outcome for the selected agent is determined. The aggregated outcome for the selected agent is compared to a threshold for the energy allocation system. Based on the comparison of the aggregated outcome to the threshold, the selected agent either receives the requested amount of energy or receives an instruction to enter a low-power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohit Srinivasan, David Decker
  • Publication number: 20190334977
    Abstract: A service node performs computational tasks or other operations on behalf of a meter or other network device. A meter may collect data regarding electric parameters associated with an electric distribution network. When analysis of the collected data is required, the meter may determine that it requires the resources of a service node. The meter may send a request to a directory node to identify a service node or it may send a request seeking a service node. The service node performs the analysis and sends the results of the analysis back to the meter. The service nodes supports the dynamic distributed processing of analytic services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Keith Torpy, Ruben Salazar, David Decker, James Randall Turner
  • Publication number: 20190278188
    Abstract: In a lithographic process, product units such as semiconductor wafers are subjected to lithographic patterning operations and chemical and physical processing operations. Alignment data or other measurements are made at stages during the performance of the process to obtain object data representing positional deviation or other parameters measured at points spatially distributed across each unit. This object data is used to obtain diagnostic information by performing a multivariate analysis to decompose a set of vectors representing the units in the multidimensional space into one or more component vectors. Diagnostic information about the industrial process is extracted using the component vectors. The performance of the industrial process for subsequent product units can be controlled based on the extracted diagnostic information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Alexander YPMA, Jasper MENGER, David DECKERS, David HAN, Adrianus Cornelis Matheus KOOPMAN, Irina LYULINA, Scott Anderson MIDDLEBROOKS, Richard Johannes Franciscus VAN HAREN, Jochem Sebastiaan WILDENBERG
  • Publication number: 20190212802
    Abstract: An energy allocation system may include a group of agents, each agent corresponding to a device requesting an amount of energy. The energy allocation system may perform a comparison, such as a hybridized comparison, between a selected agent and each other agent included in the group. Based on the outcome of each comparison for the selected agent, an aggregated outcome for the selected agent is determined. The aggregated outcome for the selected agent is compared to a threshold for the energy allocation system. Based on the comparison of the aggregated outcome to the threshold, the selected agent either receives the requested amount of energy or receives an instruction to enter a low-power state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Mohit Srinivasan, David Decker
  • Patent number: 10274834
    Abstract: In a lithographic process, product units such as semiconductor wafers are subjected to lithographic patterning operations and chemical and physical processing operations. Alignment data or other measurements are made at stages during the performance of the process to obtain object data representing positional deviation or other parameters measured at points spatially distributed across each unit. This object data is used to obtain diagnostic information by performing a multivariate analysis to decompose a set of vectors representing the units in said multidimensional space into one or more component vectors. Diagnostic information about the industrial process is extracted using the component vectors. The performance of the industrial process for subsequent product units can be controlled based on the extracted diagnostic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Alexander Ypma, Jasper Menger, David Deckers, David Han, Adrianus Cornelis Matheus Koopman, Irina Lyulina, Scott Anderson Middlebrooks, Richard Johannes Franciscus Van Haren, Jochem Sebastiaan Wildenberg
  • Patent number: 10237338
    Abstract: A service node performs computational tasks or other operations on behalf of a meter or other network device. A meter may collect data regarding electric parameters associated with an electric distribution network. When analysis of the collected data is required, the meter may determine that it requires the resources of a service node. The meter may send a request to a directory node to identify a service node or it may send a request seeking a service node. The service node performs the analysis and sends the results of the analysis back to the meter. The service nodes supports the dynamic distributed processing of analytic services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Torpy, Ruben Salazar, David Decker, James Randall Turner