Patents by Inventor John Michael Lizzi

John Michael Lizzi 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: 20190232498
    Abstract: A system includes a first robotic machine having a first set of capabilities for interacting with a target object on stationary equipment; a second robotic machine having a second set of capabilities for interacting with the target object; and a task manager that can determine capability requirements to perform a task on the target object. The task has an associated series of sub-tasks. The task manager can assign a first sequence of sub-tasks for performance by the first robotic machine based on the first set of capabilities and a second sequence of sub-tasks for performance by the second robotic machine based on the second set of capabilities. The first and second robotic machines can coordinate performance of the first sequence of sub-tasks by the first robotic machine with performance of the second sequence of sub-tasks by the second robotic machine to accomplish the task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Balajee Kannan, Romano Patrick
  • Patent number: 10361000
    Abstract: The system and method disclosed herein provides an integrated and automated workflow, sensor, and reasoning system that automatically detects breaches in protocols, appropriately alarms and records these breaches, facilitates staff adoption of protocol adherence, and ultimately enables the study of protocols for care comparative effectiveness. The system provides real-time alerts to medical personnel in the actual processes of care, thereby reducing the number of negative patient events and ultimately improving staff behavior with respect to protocol adherence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher Donald Johnson, Peter Henry Tu, Piero Patrone Bonissone, John Michael Lizzi, Jr., Kunter Seref Akbay, Ting Yu, Corey Nicholas Bufi, Viswanath Avasarala, Naresh Sundaram Iyer, Yi Yao, Kedar Anil Patwardhan, Dashan Gao
  • Publication number: 20190193275
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for an automation system. The systems and methods calculate a motion trajectory of a manipulator and an end-effector. The end-effector is configured to grasp a target object. The motion trajectory defines successive positions of the manipulator and the end-effector along a plurality of via-points toward the target object. The systems and methods further acquire force/torque (F/T) data from an F/T sensor associated with the end-effector, and adjusts the motion trajectory based on the F/T data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Douglas Forman, Charles Burton Theurer, Omar Al Assad, Romano Patrick, Balajee Kannan, Yonatan Gefen
  • Patent number: 10300601
    Abstract: A locomotive control system may include first and second robotic machines and a task manager. The first and second robotic machines have respective first and second sets of capabilities for interacting with a surrounding environment. The task manager selects the first and second robotic machines from a group to perform a task based on the first and second sets of capabilities of the robotic machines. The task involves manipulating and/or inspecting a target object of a vehicle. The task manager assigns a first sequence of sub-tasks to be performed by the first robotic machine and a second sequence of sub-tasks to be performed by the second robotic machine. The first and second robotic machines are configured to coordinate performance of the first sequence of sub-tasks by the first robotic machine with performance of the second sequence of sub-tasks by the second robotic machine to accomplish the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Balajee Kannan, Romano Patrick
  • Publication number: 20190146462
    Abstract: The present approach relates to streaming data derived from inspection data acquired using one or more robots performing inspections of an asset or assets. Such inspections may be fully or partially automated, such as being controlled by one or more computer-based routines, and may be planned or dynamically altered in response to inputs or requirements associated with an end-user of the inspection data, such as a subscriber to the data in a publication/subscription distribution scheme. Thus, an inspection may be planned or altered based on the data needs or subscription levels of the user or customers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Huan Tan, Li Zhang, Romano Patrick, Viktor Holovashchenko, Charles Burton Theurer, John Michael Lizzi, JR., Arpit Jain, Shiraj Sen, Todd William Danko, Kori U. MacDonald
  • Publication number: 20190137995
    Abstract: An asset inspection system includes a robot and a server. The server receives a request for data from the robot, wherein the requested data comprises an algorithm, locates the requested data in a database stored on the server, encrypts the requested data, and transmits the requested data to the robot. The robot is configured to collect inspection data corresponding to an asset based at least in part on the requested data and transmit the collected inspection data to the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Huan Tan, Li Zhang, Romano Patrick, Viktor Holovashchenko, Charles Burton Theurer, John Michael Lizzi, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190134821
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a controller configured to obtain image data from one or more optical sensors and to determine one or more of a location and/or pose of a vehicle component based on the image data. The controller also is configured to determine a model of an external environment of the robotic system based on the image data and to determine tasks to be performed by components of the robotic system to perform maintenance on the vehicle component. The controller also is configured to assign the tasks to the components of the robotic system and to communicate control signals to the components of the robotic system to autonomously control the robotic system to perform the maintenance on the vehicle component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Romano Patrick, Shiraj Sen, Arpit Jain, Huan Tan, Yonatan Gefen, Shuai Li, Shubao Liu, Pramod Sharma, Balajee Kannan, Viktor Holovashchenko, Douglas Forman, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Omar Al Assad, Ghulam Ali Baloch, Frederick Wilson Wheeler, Tai-Peng Tian
  • Patent number: 10272573
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for an automation system. The systems and methods calculate a motion trajectory of a manipulator and an end-effector. The end-effector is configured to grasp a target object. The motion trajectory defines successive positions of the manipulator and the end-effector along a plurality of via-points toward the target object. The systems and methods further acquire force/torque (F/T) data from an F/T sensor associated with the end-effector, and adjusts the motion trajectory based on the F/T data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Douglas Forman, Charles Burton Theurer, Omar Al Assad, Romano Patrick, Balajee Kannan, Yonatan Gefen
  • Patent number: 10252424
    Abstract: A robot system and method are provided that move an articulable arm relative to a target object. Perception information corresponding to a position of the arm relative to the target object is acquired. Movement of the arm is controlled based on the perception information. After movement of the arm, predicted position information representative of a predicted positioning of the arm is provided using the perception information and control signal information. The arm is subsequently controlled using the predicted position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Theurer, Tai-Peng Tian, Balajee Kannan
  • Publication number: 20180361586
    Abstract: A locomotive control system may include first and second robotic machines and a task manager. The first and second robotic machines have respective first and second sets of capabilities for interacting with a surrounding environment. The task manager selects the first and second robotic machines from a group to perform a task based on the first and second sets of capabilities of the robotic machines. The task involves manipulating and/or inspecting a target object of a vehicle. The task manager assigns a first sequence of sub-tasks to be performed by the first robotic machine and a second sequence of sub-tasks to be performed by the second robotic machine. The first and second robotic machines are configured to coordinate performance of the first sequence of sub-tasks by the first robotic machine with performance of the second sequence of sub-tasks by the second robotic machine to accomplish the task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Balajee Kannan, Romano Patrick
  • Patent number: 10065317
    Abstract: A system includes first and second robotic machines and a task manager. The first and second robotic machines have respective first and second sets of capabilities for interacting with a surrounding environment. The task manager selects the first and second robotic machines from a group to perform a task based on the first and second sets of capabilities of the robotic machines. The task involves manipulating and/or inspecting a target object of a vehicle. The task manager assigns a first sequence of sub-tasks to be performed by the first robotic machine and a second sequence of sub-tasks to be performed by the second robotic machine. The first and second robotic machines are configured to coordinate performance of the first sequence of sub-tasks by the first robotic machine with performance of the second sequence of sub-tasks by the second robotic machine to accomplish the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Balajee Kannan, Romano Patrick
  • Patent number: 10046457
    Abstract: A method, system, and non-transitory computer-readable medium, the method including receiving notifications from a plurality of agents, the notifications being associated with the plurality of agents sensing aspects of an environment; determining, based at least in part on the received notifications from the plurality of agents, a situational model of the environment from the notifications; determining a status of the environment based on the situational model; and reporting the status of the environment to at least one of the plurality of agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Justin McHugh, Kareem Sherif Aggour, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer
  • Patent number: 10029372
    Abstract: A system includes a machine assembly, an imaging sensor, an encoder, and one or more processors. The machine assembly is movable to actuate a brake lever of a vehicle in order to open a valve of an air brake system of the vehicle. The imaging sensor acquires perception information of a working environment that includes the brake lever. The encoder detects a displaced position of the machine assembly relative to a reference position of the machine assembly. The one or more processors detect a position of the brake lever relative to the machine assembly based on the acquired perception information and the detected displacement of the arm. The one or more processors generate a motion trajectory for the machine assembly that provides a path to the brake lever. The one or more processors drive movement of the machine assembly along the motion trajectory towards the brake lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Douglas Forman, Charles Burton Theurer, Omar Al Assad, Mauricio Castillo-Effen, Romano Patrick, Balajee Kannan, Yonatan Gefen
  • Publication number: 20180174682
    Abstract: The system and method disclosed herein provides an integrated and automated workflow, sensor, and reasoning system that automatically detects breaches in protocols, appropriately alarms and records these breaches, facilitates staff adoption of protocol adherence, and ultimately enables the study of protocols for care comparative effectiveness. The system provides real-time alerts to medical personnel in the actual processes of care, thereby reducing the number of negative patient events and ultimately improving staff behavior with respect to protocol adherence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Donald Johnson, Peter Henry Tu, Piero Patrone Bonissone, John Michael Lizzi, JR., Kunter Seref Akbay, Ting Yu, Corey Nicholas Bufi, Viswanath Avasarala, Naresh Sundaram Iyer, Yi Yao, Kedar Anil Patwardhan, Dashan Gao
  • Publication number: 20180154525
    Abstract: A robot system and method are provided that move an articulable arm relative to a target object. Perception information corresponding to a position of the arm relative to the target object is acquired. Movement of the arm is controlled based on the perception information. After movement of the arm, predicted position information representative of a predicted positioning of the arm is provided using the perception information and control signal information. The arm is subsequently controlled using the predicted position information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Theurer, Tai-Peng Tian, Balajee Kannan
  • Patent number: 9934358
    Abstract: The system and method disclosed herein provides an integrated and automated workflow, sensor, and reasoning system that automatically detects breaches in protocols, appropriately alarms and records these breaches, facilitates staff adoption of protocol adherence, and ultimately enables the study of protocols for care comparative effectiveness. The system provides real-time alerts to medical personnel in the actual processes of care, thereby reducing the number of negative patient events and ultimately improving staff behavior with respect to protocol adherence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher Donald Johnson, Peter Henry Tu, Piero Patrone Bonissone, John Michael Lizzi, Jr., Kunter Seref Akbay, Ting Yu, Corey Nicholas Bufi, Viswanath Avasarala, Naresh Sundaram Iyer, Yi Yao, Kedar Anil Patwardhan, Dashan Gao
  • Patent number: 9902071
    Abstract: A system is provided that includes a machine assembly, a first imaging sensor, an encoder, and one or more processors. The machine assembly is movable to actuate a brake lever of a vehicle in order to open a valve of an air brake system. The first imaging sensor is positioned to acquire two-dimensional perception information of a working environment that includes the brake lever during movement of the machine assembly towards the brake lever. The encoder detects a displacement of the machine assembly relative to a reference position of the machine assembly. The one or more processors estimate a target position of the brake lever relative to the machine assembly during movement of the machine assembly based on the two-dimensional perception information and the displacement. The one or more processors drive the movement of the machine assembly towards the target position of the brake lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Douglas Forman, Charles Burton Theurer, Omar Al Assad, Romano Patrick, Balajee Kannan, Yonatan Gefen
  • Patent number: 9889566
    Abstract: A robot system and method are provided that move an articulable arm relative to a target object. Perception information corresponding to a position of the arm relative to the target object is acquired at an acquisition rate. Movement of the arm is controlled at a control rate that is at least one of faster than or unsynchronized with the acquisition rate. Predicted position information representative of a predicted positioning of the arm is provided using the perception information. The arm is controlled using the perception information and the predicted position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Theurer, Tai-Peng Tian, Balajee Kannan
  • Publication number: 20180001476
    Abstract: A system includes first and second robotic machines and a task manager. The first and second robotic machines have respective first and second sets of capabilities for interacting with a surrounding environment. The task manager selects the first and second robotic machines from a group to perform a task based on the first and second sets of capabilities of the robotic machines. The task involves manipulating and/or inspecting a target object of a vehicle. The task manager assigns a first sequence of sub-tasks to be performed by the first robotic machine and a second sequence of sub-tasks to be performed by the second robotic machine. The first and second robotic machines are configured to coordinate performance of the first sequence of sub-tasks by the first robotic machine with performance of the second sequence of sub-tasks by the second robotic machine to accomplish the task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Balajee Kannan, Romano Patrick
  • Publication number: 20170364644
    Abstract: The system and method disclosed herein provides an integrated and automated workflow, sensor, and reasoning system that automatically detects breaches in protocols, appropriately alarms and records these breaches, facilitates staff adoption of protocol adherence, and ultimately enables the study of protocols for care comparative effectiveness. The system provides real-time alerts to medical personnel in the actual processes of care, thereby reducing the number of negative patient events and ultimately improving staff behavior with respect to protocol adherence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher Donald Johnson, Peter Henry Tu, Piero Patrone Bonissone, John Michael Lizzi, JR., Kunter Seref Akbay, Ting Yu, Corey Nicholas Bufi, Viswanath Avasarala, Naresh Sundaram Iyer, Yi Yao, Kedar Anil Patwardhan, Dashan Gao