Patents by Inventor Ion Matei

Ion Matei 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: 9846881
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for providing assistance to a user of a product in diagnosing faults in the product. During operation, the system receives, at a help server, data associated with current and/or past operation of the product; performs an optimization to determine a sequence of diagnostic actions that is expected to maximize a net benefit to the user. The sequence of diagnostic actions includes one or more actions that require the user to perform at least one task, and performing the optimization involves accounting for costs to the user for performing the at least one task and savings to the user for correcting the faults. The system then interacts with the user, which involves presenting the sequence of diagnostic actions to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Daniel H. Greene, Marzieh Nabi-Abdolyousefi, Matthew E. Klenk, Johan de Kleer, Shekhar Gupta, Ion Matei, Kyle D. Dent
  • Publication number: 20170193143
    Abstract: A new and/or improved method, apparatus and/or system is disclosed which aids in extending correct behavioral models to include fault modes and in fault mode analysis of components and/or systems in simulated model environments, including, e.g., FMEA and FMECA and diagnostic fault tree generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Bhaskar Saha, Tomonori Honda, Ion Matei, Daniel G. Bobrow, Johan Dekleer, William C. Janssen, Tolga Kurtolglu
  • Publication number: 20160180347
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for providing assistance to a user of a product in diagnosing faults in the product. During operation, the system receives, at a help server, data associated with current and/or past operation of the product; performs an optimization to determine a sequence of diagnostic actions that is expected to maximize a net benefit to the user. The sequence of diagnostic actions includes one or more actions that require the user to perform at least one task, and performing the optimization involves accounting for costs to the user for performing the at least one task and savings to the user for correcting the faults. The system then interacts with the user, which involves presenting the sequence of diagnostic actions to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel H. Greene, Marzieh Nabi-Abdolyousefi, Matthew E. Klenk, Johan de Kleer, Shekhar Gupta, Ion Matei, Kyle D. Dent