Patents by Inventor Levente Klein

Levente Klein 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: 20170258018
    Abstract: A system and method for water irrigation system are provided. The water irrigation system includes a set of pressure modulators for generating a set of modulated pressure signals that include an actuating pressure signal and a de-actuating pressure signal. The water irrigation system includes a set of irrigating elements. Each of the irrigating elements includes a water emitter connected to a pressure sensing circuit. The pressure sensing circuit is for actuating the water emitter responsive to the actuating signal and de-actuating the water emitter responsive to the de-actuating signal. The water irrigation system further includes tubing for carrying water for irrigation and the modulated pressure signals to the irrigating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Publication number: 20170254766
    Abstract: A soil moisture sensor and a soil moisture sensing system are provided. The soil moisture sensor includes a double groove helical structure having grooves and formed from an insulator. The soil moisture sensor further includes at least a first electrode and a second electrode formed from one or more metals deposited at at least two different locations on the grooves. The soil moisture sensor also includes a processor for processing a soil moisture measurement signal based on a conductivity between the electrodes. The soil moisture sensor additionally includes a wireless transmitter for transmitting the soil moisture measurement signal to a remote location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Hendrik F. Hamann, Levente Klein, Michael A. Schappert, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Publication number: 20170256153
    Abstract: Systems and a method are provided. A system includes a set of power loss detecting and reporting apparatuses. Each of the power loss detecting and reporting apparatuses includes a power loss detection circuit for detecting a local power loss. Each of the power loss detecting and reporting apparatuses further includes a cellular transmitter for transmitting (i) a preloaded code indicative of a power loss location and (ii) a time stamped alarm, to a remote designee entity using a cellular network, responsive to a detection of the power loss. The set of apparatuses collectively provide an outage pattern and sequence for a plurality of supplied locations based on the preloaded code and the time stamped alarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott
  • Publication number: 20170251613
    Abstract: A valve body has a piston that slides within the body through four successive positions. The piston has a head, and an upper and lower skirt, with a port in the upper skirt. In the first position, a bias force urges the piston to the first of four positions, in which the piston port is closed. In a second position, the piston port aligns with a low pressure port in the valve body, when a low pressure supply of water is connected. In a third position, greater pressure again closes the piston port. In a fourth position, at a still greater pressure, the piston port aligns with a high pressure port in the valve body. The bias force or a location of the piston port can be varied for valves along a supply line, whereby varying supply pressure opens different valves, thereby enabling addressing of valves according to supply pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sergio Adolfo BERMUDEZ RODRIGUEZ, Hendrik F. HAMANN, Levente KLEIN, Theodore Gerard van KESSEL
  • Publication number: 20170254734
    Abstract: An aerosol distribution determining system and method are provided. The system includes a set of light emitters for emitting electromagnetic radiation. The system further includes a hyperspectral imaging camera for capturing hyperspectral images of the electromagnetic radiation in an absence of and in a presence of an aerosol distribution. The system also includes a data processing system for determining at least one of a size, a vertical density distribution, and a shape of particles in the aerosol distribution based on a spectral response, an angular distribution, and a polarization of the aerosol distribution derived using the hyperspectral images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Hendrik F. Hamann, Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott
  • Publication number: 20170255901
    Abstract: Described herein is a method of managing quality of perishable items traveling in a supply chain. An initial estimated salable lifetime of perishable items is determined. In real time, the initial estimated salable lifetime is reduced to an estimated remaining salable lifetime in a determination based on information including one or more conditions relating to the environment to which the perishable items are exposed and the transporting of the perishable items to a final destination. A manner of preserving the estimated remaining salable lifetime of the perishable items is determined by at least one of slowing the depletion of the estimated remaining salable lifetime and changing a transportation itinerary of the perishable items. Action is taken in accordance with the determination, and the estimated remaining salable lifetime of the perishable items is preserved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Nigel C.P. Hinds, Levente Klein, Fernando J. Marianno
  • Publication number: 20170241936
    Abstract: The present invention involves a multimodal sensor network for analyte detection. A first mode may involve low-power detection and a second mode may involve determining an analyte concentration and transmitting data associated with the analyte concentration. Specifically, the first mode may include establishing an analyte sensor network in a detection region, detecting an analyte in the detection region, and generating an electrical signal in response to the detecting the analyte. In response to the electrical signal exceeding a first threshold, the analyte detection system may operate in the second mode. The second mode may include requesting data associated with the one or more environmental conditions, determining an analyte concentration based on one or more environmental conditions transmitting data associated with the analyte concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Josephine B. Chang, Hendrik F. Hamann, Levente Klein, Siyuan Lu
  • Publication number: 20170228686
    Abstract: A system and method are provided. The system includes a set of smart shelves. Each of the smart shelves has a mesh arrangement of sensors that include strain sensors, photodetectors, microphones, and spillage sensors placed on a bottom thereof to form a sensor mesh layer for generating a signal representative of a product count for a given product to be sold from a corresponding one of the smart shelves. The system further includes a data processing system for transforming the signal from each of the smart shelves into a product count value therefor. The system also includes a set of video displays for displaying characteristics of the given product to be sold from each of the smart shelves. The system additionally includes a set of wireless radios for transmitting the characteristics of the given product to be sold from each of the smart shelves to the set of video displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Hendrik F. Hamann, Levente Klein, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Publication number: 20170193792
    Abstract: Techniques for managing visitor flow in environments on which the visitors can have an impact are provided. In one aspect, a method for managing visitor flow in an indoor space is includes the steps of: obtaining real-time data from a wireless sensor network present in the indoor space, wherein the data indicates a presence/number of visitors in the indoor space and an environmental condition(s) in the indoor space; creating a risk map using the real-time data which indicates an impact the presence/number of visitors have on the environmental conditions in the indoor space; and generating an alert whenever the risk map indicates that the presence/number of visitors have greater than a predefined threshold impact on the environmental conditions in the indoor space. Systems for managing visitor flow in indoor spaces such as a gallery of a museum or a room in a hospital are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Levente Klein
  • Patent number: 9693511
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer program products for deploying infrastructures for variable rate water distribution systems. Embodiments of the present invention can afford users with the ability to control water distribution as well as modify existing infrastructures to meet dynamic target water distribution area demands. Furthermore, embodiments of the present invention may be used to provide users with accessibility to components for expedited servicing, modification, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Hendrik F. Hamann, Levente Klein, Fernando J. Marianno
  • Publication number: 20170172079
    Abstract: A valve body has a piston that slides within the body through four successive positions. The piston has a head, and an upper and lower skirt, with a port in the upper skirt. In the first position, a bias force urges the piston to the first of four positions, in which the piston port is closed. In a second position, the piston port aligns with a low pressure port in the valve body, when a low pressure supply of water is connected. In a third position, greater pressure again closes the piston port. In a fourth position, at a still greater pressure, the piston port aligns with a high pressure port in the valve body. The bias force or a location of the piston port can be varied for valves along a supply line, whereby varying supply pressure opens different valves, thereby enabling addressing of valves according to supply pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Sergio Adolfo BERMUDEZ RODRIGUEZ, Hendrik F. HAMANN, Levente KLEIN, Theodore Gerard van KESSEL
  • Publication number: 20170178220
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a customized cosmetics recommendation for a specific user. In one embodiment a method comprises capturing an image that includes the face of the specific user, producing a set of hyperspectral images from the image, analyzing the hyperspectral images to determine a set of spectral components of the face, and providing a recommendation for one or more cosmetics customized for the specific user based on the set of spectral components and cosmetician expert judgement. The image may be captured using a hyperspectral imaging camera. The set of spectral components is compared to a plurality of previous sets of spectral components to find a match and one or more cosmetics mapped to the match are provided as the recommendation. Additionally, a set of conditional options may be received and one or more cosmetics mapped to the set of conditional options and the set of spectral components are provided as the recommendation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Wendy CHONG, Levente KLEIN, James R. KOZLOSKI, John J. RICE, Pablo Meyer ROJAS, Alejandro Gabriel SCHROTT
  • Publication number: 20170172076
    Abstract: A rover includes a base having wheels and a propulsion system coupled to the wheels to propel the rover around a field. A tower is coupled to the base and extends over the base. Sensors are set on the tower and the base and are configured to sense environmental conditions around the rover at different elevations. A computing system includes a processor and memory. The memory is configured to receive measured data from the sensors and determine an amount and manner of water to be dispensed on plant life in the field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Publication number: 20170172075
    Abstract: A rover includes a base having wheels and a propulsion system coupled to the wheels to propel the rover around a field. A tower is coupled to the base and extends over the base. Sensors are set on the tower and the base and are configured to sense environmental conditions around the rover at different elevations. A computing system includes a processor and memory. The memory is configured to receive measured data from the sensors and determine an amount and manner of water to be dispensed on plant life in the field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Publication number: 20170172080
    Abstract: A rover includes a base having wheels and a propulsion system coupled to the wheels to propel the rover around a field. A tower is coupled to the base and extends over the base. Sensors are set on the tower and the base and are configured to sense environmental conditions around the rover at different elevations. A computing system includes a processor and memory. The memory is configured to receive measured data from the sensors and determine an amount and manner of water to be dispensed on plant life in the field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Levente Klein, Alejandro G. Schrott, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Publication number: 20170164556
    Abstract: Techniques for using a scaling relationship between crop drymass and elevation at a farm level to redistribute crop yield data are provided. In one aspect, a method for analyzing crop yield is provided. The method includes the steps of: obtaining crop yield data for a farm; cleansing the crop yield data using a data filter(s), wherein one or more data points are eliminated from the crop yield data by the data filter; and redistributing a value of the data points eliminated from the crop yield data to data points remaining in the crop yield data to create a crop yield distribution for the farm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Ehud Aharoni, Upendra D. Chitnis, Levente Klein, Yehuda Naveh
  • Patent number: 9568445
    Abstract: A salt-based device and a circuit to monitor and log the time periods a data center air's relative humidity goes above a predefined limit. The choice of the salt is such that its deliquescent relative humidity is equal to the desired limit, so that above the desired limit, the salt gets wet and therefore electrically conductive. An alarm can then give notice that relative humidity levels are above acceptable levels so that remedial action may be taken before problems such as electronic malfunction develop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Levente Klein, Prabjit Singh, Jing Zhang
  • Publication number: 20170024992
    Abstract: A gas sensing device includes a dielectric substrate, a heater integrated into a first side of the substrate and an insulating dielectric formed over the heater. A gas sensing layer is formed on a second side of the substrate opposite the first side. Contacts are formed on the gas sensing substrate. A noble material is formed on a portion of the gas sensing layer between the contacts to act as an ionizing catalyst such that, upon heating to a temperature, adsorption of a specific gas changes electronic properties of the gas sensing layer to permit detection of the gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: S. J. Chey, Hendrik F. Hamann, Levente Klein, Siyuan Lu, Roland Nagy
  • Publication number: 20170023520
    Abstract: A gas sensing device includes a dielectric substrate, a heater integrated into a first side of the substrate and an insulating dielectric formed over the heater. A gas sensing layer is formed on a second side of the substrate opposite the first side. Contacts are formed on the gas sensing substrate. A noble material is formed on a portion of the gas sensing layer between the contacts to act as an ionizing catalyst such that, upon heating to a temperature, adsorption of a specific gas changes electronic properties of the gas sensing layer to permit detection of the gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: S. J. Chey, Hendrik F. Hamann, Levente Klein, Siyuan Lu, Roland Nagy
  • Publication number: 20170017732
    Abstract: A parameter-based multi-model blending method and system are described. The method includes selecting a parameter of interest among parameters estimated by each of a set of individual models, running the set of individual models with a range of inputs to obtain a range of estimates of the parameters from each of the set of individual models, and identifying, for each of the set of individual models, critical parameters among the parameters estimated, the critical parameters exhibiting a specified correlation with an error in estimation of the parameter of interest. For each subspace of combinations of the critical parameters, obtaining a parameter-based blended model is based on blending the set of individual models in accordance with the subspace of the critical parameters, the subspace defining a sub-range for each of the critical parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Hendrik F. Hamann, Youngdeok Hwang, Levente Klein, Jonathan Lenchner, Siyuan Lu, Fernando J. Marianno, Gerald J. Tesauro, Theodore G. van Kessel