Patents by Inventor Heping Chen

Heping Chen 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: 20220186576
    Abstract: A fidelity retaining type coring device for a rock sample, comprising a rock core drilling tool, a rock core sample storage barrel, and a rock core sample fidelity retaining cabin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Mingzhong GAO, Heping XIE, Ling CHEN, Jianbo ZHU, Cunbao LI, Zhiyi LIAO, Zhiqiang HE, Jun GUO, Cong LI
  • Patent number: 11359614
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a power head of a vertical reciprocating pump with multi-spherical connection, and a water injection pump using the same, which includes a hydraulic end, a centralizing sleeve, an adjustable ball seat, a circular pull-back plate, pull rods of the power head, and a hydraulic end, an integrated base and the alike. By using the structure with multiple movable spherical surfaces, the error of the oblique disk during its motion along the elliptic trajectory can be eliminated. The power end can be linked with hydraulic ends and can be applied to boosting water injection processes for feeding liquid at low pressure or feeding liquid at high pressure in oil fields and various high-pressure liquid delivery fields. The fast on-site installation of the water injection pump of the present invention can be realized by the integrated base, so as to save the investment and improve the safety factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NINGBO HELI MECHANICAL PUMP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minghai Chen, Yingfeng Chen, Heping Liu
  • Publication number: 20220170335
    Abstract: A core sampling and preservation system comprises the following sequentially connected modules: a drive module (300), a preservation module (200) and a core sampling module (100). The core sampling module (100) comprises a core drilling tool and a core sample storage compartment. The preservation module (200) comprises a core sample preservation container. The drive module comprises a core drill having a liquid channel. The core sample preservation container comprises an inner core barrel (28), an outer core barrel (26) and an energy storage device (229). The outer core barrel (26) is sleeved onto the inner core barrel (28). An upper end of the inner core barrel (28) is in communication with a liquid nitrogen storage tank (225). The liquid nitrogen storage tank (225) is positioned inside the outer core barrel (26). The energy storage device (229) is in communication with the outer core barrel (26). The outer core barrel (26) is provided with a butterfly valve (23).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Heping XIE, Mingzhong GAO, Ling CHEN, Cunbao LI, Jianbo ZHU, Jun GUO, Zhiyi LIAO, Cong LI, Zhiqiang HE
  • Publication number: 20220162912
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for the in-situ retained coring of a rock sample, the system comprising a driving module (300), a retaining module (200), and a coring module (100) which are connected in sequence, wherein the coring module (100) comprises a rock core drilling tool and a rock core sample storage cylinder, the retaining module (200) comprises a rock core sample retaining compartment; the driving module comprises a coring drill machine that comprises a drill machine outer cylinder unlocking mechanism; the rock core drilling tool comprises a coring drill tool, a core catcher (11), and an inner core pipe (12); the coring drill tool comprises an outer core pipe (13) and a hollow drill bit (14); and the rock core sample retaining compartment comprises an inner coring cylinder (28), an outer coring cylinder (26), and an energy accumulator (229). The system is conducive to retaining the state of a rock core in an in-situ environment, and can improve the drilling rate and improve the coring efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Heping XIE, Mingzhong GAO, Ling CHEN, Cunbao LI, Jianbo ZHU, Zhiyi LIAO, Cong LI, Jun GUO, Zhiqiang HE
  • Patent number: 10668623
    Abstract: A method for robotic adaptive production includes modifying program instructions online while performing production activities in response to detecting a change in the production environment. A robotic adaptive production method includes modifying program instructions online while performing production activities to minimize a production task cycle time or improve a production task quality. A robotic adaptive production method includes estimating a relationship between a control parameter and a sensor input; and modifying the control parameter online to achieve an updated parameter based on the estimating. A robotic adaptive production method includes receiving sensor input relating to robotic performance during the performance of production tasks and online optimizing a process parameter based on robotic performance during the performance of the production tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: ABB Schweiz AG, Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: George Q. Zhang, David P. Gravel, Soenke Kock, Thomas A. Fuhlbrigge, Heping Chen, Sangeun Choi, Arnold Bell, Biao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10228680
    Abstract: A method for process parameter optimization in a robotic manufacturing process includes identifying, in two or more successive iterations, a system model for the robotic manufacturing process. Manufacturing process parameters are optimized based on the model identified. The process may be a robotic assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Texas State University
    Inventors: Heping Chen, Hongtai Cheng
  • Publication number: 20160346928
    Abstract: A method for robotic adaptive production includes modifying program instructions online while performing production activities in response to detecting a change in the production environment. A robotic adaptive production method includes modifying program instructions online while performing production activities to minimize a production task cycle time or improve a production task quality. A robotic adaptive production method includes estimating a relationship between a control parameter and a sensor input; and modifying the control parameter online to achieve an updated parameter based on the estimating. A robotic adaptive production method includes receiving sensor input relating to robotic performance during the performance of production tasks and online optimizing a process parameter based on robotic performance during the performance of the production tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: George Q. Zhang, David P. Gravel, Soenke Kock, Thomas A. Fuhlbrigge, Heping Chen, Sangeun Choi, Arnold Bell, Biao Zhang
  • Publication number: 20160187874
    Abstract: A method for process parameter optimization in a robotic manufacturing process includes identifying, in two or more successive iterations, a system model for the robotic manufacturing process. Manufacturing process parameters are optimized based on the model identified. The process may be a robotic assembly process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Heping CHEN, Hongtai CHENG
  • Patent number: 9333654
    Abstract: An industrial robot is used to assemble a part to a predetermined location on a randomly moving workpiece. The workpiece may be an automobile on an assembly line and the part may be a wheel (a tire mounted on a rim) to be assembled on one of the wheel hubs of the automobile. The robot has mounted on it a camera, a force sensor and a gripper to grip the part. After the robot grips the part, signals from both the force sensor and vision are used by a computing device to move the robot to a position where the robot can assemble the part to the predetermined location on the workpiece. The computing device can be the robot controller or a separate device such as a PC that is connected to the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Heping Chen, George Zhang, Thomas A. Fuhlbrigge
  • Patent number: 9132551
    Abstract: A teleoperated robot system has a watchdog to determine if the rate of data transmission from a computing device such as a robot controller located in the station used by the operator of the teleoperated robot to the remotely located industrial robot has fallen below a minimum data rate or the time for transmission of data has exceeded a maximum time. Upon the occurrence of either or both of the foregoing, one or more types of corrective action are undertaken to bring the teleoperated robot and the processes performed by the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventors: Biao Zhang, Harald Staab, Jianjun Wang, George Q. Zhang, Remus Boca, Sangeun Choi, Thomas A. Fuhlbrigge, Soenke Kock, Heping Chen
  • Patent number: 9126336
    Abstract: A robot is used to pick parts from a bin. The robot has a compliant apparatus and one or more tools are connected to the apparatus to perform the picking. The compliant apparatus has mechanisms for monitoring and/or controlling its compliance. The compliant apparatus can have various embodiments. Force sensing can be used during removal of grasped parts from the bin to determine the force exerted on the picking tool(s). The signal indicative of the exerted force can be used by the robot controller to determine the weight of the parts that may be held by the picking tool(s). The robot has one or more devices which can be the picking tool to stir the parts in the bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: William Eakins, Thomas A. Fuhlbrigge, Carlos Martinez, Heping Chen, Gregory Rossano
  • Patent number: 9079308
    Abstract: A robot is used to pick parts from a bin. The robot has a compliant apparatus and one or more tools are connected to the apparatus to perform the picking. The compliant apparatus has mechanisms for monitoring and/or controlling its compliance. The compliant apparatus can have various embodiments. Force sensing can be used during removal of grasped parts from the bin to determine the force exerted on the picking tool(s). The signal indicative of the exerted force can be used by the robot controller to determine the weight of the parts that may be held by the picking tool(s). The robot has one or more devices which can be the picking tool to stir the parts in the bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Carlos Martinez, Thomas A. Fuhlbrigge, William Eakins, Heping Chen, Gregory Rossano, Steven West
  • Patent number: 8862269
    Abstract: A robot for picking one or more parts (41) randomly distributed in a bin (40), this robot comprising a moveable arm (16a, 16b), a computing device (14) connected to said robot for controlling motion of said moveable arm and a tool (24) connected to said moveable arm for picking one or more of said parts from said bin,—said robot using said picking tool by itself or another tool (96, 98) mounted on the robot or grasped by the picking tool to stir one or more of said one or more randomly distributed parts in said bin when said computing device determines that a predetermined event requiring stirring of said parts has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Carlos Martinez, Thomas A. Fuhlbrigge, William Eakins, Heping Chen, Gregory Rossano, Steven West
  • Publication number: 20140156073
    Abstract: A teleoperated robot system has a watchdog to determine if the rate of data transmission from a computing device such as a robot controller located in the station used by the operator of the teleoperated robot to the remotely located industrial robot has fallen below a minimum data rate or the time for transmission of data has exceeded a maximum time. Upon the occurrence of either or both of the foregoing, one or more types of corrective action are undertaken to bring the teleoperated robot and the processes performed by the robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: ABB TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Biao Zhang, Harald Staab, Jianjun Wang, George Q. Zhang, Remus Boca, Sangeun Choi, Thomas A. Fuhlbrigge, Soenke Kock, Heping Chen
  • Publication number: 20140052295
    Abstract: A robot is used to pick parts from a bin. The robot has a compliant apparatus and one or more tools are connected to the apparatus to perform the picking. The compliant apparatus has mechanisms for monitoring and/or controlling its compliance. The compliant apparatus can have various embodiments. Force sensing can be used during removal of grasped parts from the bin to determine the force exerted on the picking tool(s). The signal indicative of the exerted force can be used by the robot controller to determine the weight of the parts that may be held by the picking tool(s). The robot has one or more devices which can be the picking tool to stir the parts in the bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: ABB RESEARCH LTD.
    Inventors: William Eakins, Thomas A. Fuhlbrigge, Carlos Martinez, Heping Chen, Gregory Rossano
  • Patent number: 8648520
    Abstract: An inner coupling tubular type electrodeless lamp comprises a glass bulb, an amalgam, and a power coupler. The glass bulb includes an external portion and an inner portion. A gas discharging cavity that is annularly airtight is defined by an envelopment of the external portion and the inner portion. A coupling cavity is defined in the inner portion. The power coupler includes a radiating post, a ferrite core, and a winding sequentially situating from an interior to an exterior thereof. The power coupler is disposed in the coupling cavity. Two ends of the coupling cavity are intercommunicated with each other as well as the exterior. The external portion of the glass bulb adopts the elongated tube. Wherein, a length of the ferrite core of the power coupler is not smaller than a half length of the coupling cavity. A length of the winding is measured from one-fifth to four-fifth of the length of the coupling cavity to evenly distribute an electromagnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fujian Juan Kuang Yaming Electric Limited
    Inventors: Wenjun Chen, Heping Chen, Hequan Zhang, Jingping Wu
  • Patent number: 8606398
    Abstract: A robot (12) is used to pick parts from a bin (40 in FIG. 1). The robot has a compliant apparatus (42) and one or more tools are connected to the apparatus to perform the picking. The compliant apparatus has mechanisms for monitoring and/or controlling its compliance. The compliant apparatus can have various embodiments. Force sensing can be used during removal of grasped parts from the bin to determine the force exerted on the picking tool (s). The signal indicative of the exerted force can be used by the robot controller to determine the weight of the parts that may be held by the picking tool(s). The robot has one or more devices (FIG. 16, 17) which can be the picking tool to stir the parts in the bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: William Eakins, Thomas A. Fuhlbrigge, Carlos Martinez, Heping Chen, Gregory Rossano
  • Publication number: 20130181606
    Abstract: An inner coupling tubular type electrodeless lamp comprises a glass bulb, an amalgam, and a power coupler. The glass bulb includes an external portion and an inner portion. A gas discharging cavity that is annularly airtight is defined by an envelopment of the external portion and the inner portion. A coupling cavity is defined in the inner portion. The power coupler includes a radiating post, a ferrite core, and a winding sequentially situating from an interior to an exterior thereof. The power coupler is disposed in the coupling cavity. Two ends of the coupling cavity are intercommunicated with each other as well as the exterior. The external portion of the glass bulb adopts the elongated tube. Wherein, a length of the ferrite core of the power coupler is not smaller than a half length of the coupling cavity. A length of the winding is measured from one-fifth to four-fifth of the length of the coupling cavity to evenly distribute an electromagnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Wenjun Chen, Heping Chen, Hequan Zhang, Jingping Wu
  • Publication number: 20130181600
    Abstract: An inner coupling electrodeless lamp comprises a glass bulb and a power coupler. A cold end of the glass bulb is provided with an amalgam. The glass bulb includes an external portion and an inner portion. A gas discharging cavity that is annularly airtight is defined by the envelopment of the external portion and the inner portion. The gas discharging cavity is full of inert gas. A coupling cavity is defined in the inner portion. The power coupler includes a radiating post, a ferrite core, and a winding sequentially situating from an interior to an exterior thereof. The power coupler is disposed in the coupling cavity. At least one diffuse reflection layer that is made of a material falling in a 250˜2000 nm spectrum scope and containing a high diffuse reflection rate larger than 30% is disposed between an inner wall of the inner portion and an external surface of the coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Wenjun Chen, Heping Chen, Hequan Zhang, Liwu Luo
  • Patent number: D924593
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Heping Chen