Patents by Inventor Lynn Ann DeRose

Lynn Ann DeRose 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: 10759051
    Abstract: The present approach relates to integrated planning of robot navigation and manipulator motion in performing tasks. In particular, as discussed herein sensor information, such as visual information, may be used for the robot to locate a target object when it arrives at a working location. Adjustments may be made based on this information that may include moving the robot and planning a manipulator arm motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Huan Tan, Weston Blaine Griffin, Lynn Ann DeRose, Yi Xu, Ying Mao, Balajee Kannan
  • Patent number: 10691773
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to cell processing techniques. By way of example, a cell processing system may include a plurality of sample processing devices configured to process patient samples and a plurality of readers respectively associated with the plurality of sample processing devices, wherein each reader is configured to read information from tracking devices associated with respective patient samples. The system may also include a controller that uses information from the readers to provide an estimated completion time for a patient sample based on availability of the sample processing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Nichole Lea Wood, Lynn Ann DeRose, Kunter Seref Akbay, Christopher Donald Johnson, Reginald Donovan Smith, Dolores Baksh
  • Patent number: 10612934
    Abstract: The present approach relates to navigation (e.g., route planning and movement) of robots in an indoor environment shared with humans. The present approach includes detecting human activity over time, including but not limited to human motion; modeling human activities using the historical human activity, and using the modeled human activity to plan robotic motion or movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Huan Tan, Lynn Ann DeRose, Yi Xu, Yang Zhao
  • Patent number: 10482998
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to cell processing techniques. By way of example, a cell processing system may include a plurality of tracking devices coupled to a respective plurality of sample processing containers and storing sample identification information for a patient sample for use with sample processing devices configured to process the patient sample according to workflow steps of a processing protocol. A plurality of readers are configured to receive signals from the plurality of tracking devices. A controller may be coupled to the plurality of readers and configured to determine if the patient sample is processed according to the processing protocol based at least in part on the signals from the plurality of tracking devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nichole Lea Wood, Lynn Ann DeRose, Brandon Stephen Good, Adam Joseph McCann, Hasan Imamus Saleheen
  • Publication number: 20190321977
    Abstract: The present approach relates to integrated planning of robot navigation and manipulator motion in performing tasks. In particular, as discussed herein sensor information, such as visual information, may be used for the robot to locate a target object when it arrives at a working location. Adjustments may be made based on this information that may include moving the robot and planning a manipulator arm motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Huan Tan, Weston Blaine Griffin, Lynn Ann DeRose, Yi Xu, Ying Mao, Balajee Kannan
  • Publication number: 20190321969
    Abstract: The disclosed approach relates to manipulation of tools or instruments in the performance of a task by a robot. In accordance with this approach, sensor data is acquired and processed to identify a subset of instruments initially susceptible to manipulation. The instruments are then manipulated in the performance of the task based on the processed sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Huan Tan, Weston Blaine Griffin, Lynn Ann DeRose, Yi Xu, Ying Mao, Balajee Kannan
  • Publication number: 20190219409
    Abstract: The present approach relates to navigation (e.g., route planning and movement) of robots in an indoor environment shared with humans. The present approach includes detecting human activity over time, including but not limited to human motion; modeling human activities using the historical human activity, and using the modeled human activity to plan robotic motion or movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Huan Tan, Lynn Ann DeRose, Yi Xu, Yang Zhao
  • Publication number: 20170193168
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to cell processing techniques. By way of example, a cell processing system may include a plurality of sample processing devices configured to process patient samples and a plurality of readers respectively associated with the plurality of sample processing devices, wherein each reader is configured to read information from tracking devices associated with respective patient samples. The system may also include a controller that uses information from the readers to provide an estimated completion time for a patient sample based on availability of the sample processing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Nichole Lea Wood, Lynn Ann DeRose, Kunter Seref Akbay, Christopher Donald Johnson, Reginald Donovan Smith, Dolores Baksh
  • Publication number: 20170193167
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to cell processing techniques. By way of example, a cell processing system may include a plurality of tracking devices coupled to a respective plurality of sample processing containers and storing sample identification information for a patient sample for use with sample processing devices configured to process the patient sample according to workflow steps of a processing protocol. A plurality of readers are configured to receive signals from the plurality of tracking devices. A controller may be coupled to the plurality of readers and configured to determine if the patient sample is processed according to the processing protocol based at least in part on the signals from the plurality of tracking devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Nichole Lea Wood, Lynn Ann DeRose, Brandon Stephen Good, Adam Joseph McCann, Hasan Imamus Saleheen
  • Patent number: 9259844
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure comprise a vision-based robotic manipulation system that identifies, singulates, and removes an individual surgical instrument from a cluttered environment. A computer-vision algorithm incorporated with the system is robust against optical challenges such as changing light conditions, specularities, and inter-reflections among various surgical instruments. The system estimates 2D pose (as opposed to a more challenging 3D pose) using a camera with normal room lighting to identify each object, including its specified data matrix barcode; and incorporates the use of a robotic arm with a compliant electromagnetic gripper to handle objects having large shape variance. The system can then relocate the objects as desired. The robot manipulator is utilized in hospital and research settings, manufacturing, and sterile environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yi Xu, Lynn Ann DeRose, Weston Blaine Griffin, Ying Mao, Xianqiao Tong, Balajee Kannan
  • Patent number: 9235499
    Abstract: A method of generating an output vector to identify a character-of-interest using a sparse distributed memory (SDM) module. The method includes obtaining a feature vector having a vector address. The feature vector is based on a character-of-interest in an acquired image. The method also includes identifying activated locations from hard locations by determining relative distances between the vector address and the stored vector location addresses. Stored content counters of the activated locations include first and second stored sub-sets of counters. The method also includes combining the counters of the first stored sub-sets of the activated locations using a first summation thread to provide a first combined sub-set of values. The method also includes combining the counters of the second stored sub-sets of the activated locations using a second summation thread to provide a second combined sub-set of values. The first and second summation threads are run in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joseph Salvo, John Carbone, Lynn Ann Derose, Adam McCann, William Leonard
  • Publication number: 20150224650
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure comprise a vision-based robotic manipulation system that identifies, singulates, and removes an individual surgical instrument from a cluttered environment. A computer-vision algorithm incorporated with the system is robust against optical challenges such as changing light conditions, specularities, and inter-reflections among various surgical instruments. The system estimates 2D pose (as opposed to a more challenging 3D pose) using a camera with normal room lighting to identify each object, including its specified data matrix barcode; and incorporates the use of a robotic arm with a compliant electromagnetic gripper to handle objects having large shape variance. The system can then relocate the objects as desired. The robot manipulator is utilized in hospital and research settings, manufacturing, and sterile environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Yi Xu, Lynn Ann DeRose, Weston Blaine Griffin, Ying Mao, Xianqiao Tong, Balajee Kannan
  • Patent number: 9051785
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for tracking a plurality of marine riser assets are provided. Part of a riser lifecycle monitoring system, the apparatus can include an oil and gas riser spider to connect a plurality of riser pipe sections during assembly of a riser pipe string. The riser spider forms an annulus around a first section of the plurality of riser pipe sections and supports the first section of the plurality of riser pipe sections during connection to a second section. The apparatus can also include a reader including an antenna arrangement to read a plurality of radio frequency identification tags, e.g., directional 125 kHz RFD tags, attached to or embedded within an outer surface portion of each of the plurality of riser pipe sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Vetco Gray Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia Mackenzie, Judith Ann Guzzo, Lynn Ann DeRose, Brandon Stephen Good
  • Patent number: 8891872
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying characters using a processor and a sparse distributed memory (SDM) module. The system and method are configured to receive image data relating to an object having a surface with physical markings thereon. The physical markings include characters-of-interest. The system and method are also configured to analyze the image data to convert at least one of the characters-of-interest in the image data into a corresponding feature vector. The system and method are also configured to identify the characters-of-interest using the feature vector and the SDM module. A suggested identity for the characters-of-interest is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joseph Salvo, John Carbone, Lynn Ann Derose, Daniel Messier, Bouchra Bouqata, Adam McCann, William Leonard
  • Publication number: 20140060851
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for tracking a plurality of marine riser assets are provided. Part of a riser lifecycle monitoring system, the apparatus can include an oil and gas riser spider to connect a plurality of riser pipe sections during assembly of a riser pipe string. The riser spider forms an annulus around a first section of the plurality of riser pipe sections and supports the first section of the plurality of riser pipe sections during connection to a second section. The apparatus can also include a reader including an antenna arrangement to read a plurality of radio frequency identification tags, e.g., directional 125 kHz RFD tags, attached to or embedded within an outer surface portion of each of the plurality of riser pipe sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: VETCO GRAY INC.
    Inventors: Patricia Mackenzie, Judith Ann Guzzo, Lynn Ann DeRose, Brandon Stephen Good
  • Patent number: 8593282
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for reducing the transmission of infrared (IR) signals outside of a reclamation receptacle. Techniques include using a reclamation receptacle having an IR transmitter configured to transmit IR signals when the reclamation receptacle is in a closed configuration and configured to cease transmission of the IR signals when the reclamation receptacle is in an open configuration. A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag may be deposited in the reclamation receptacle. The RFID tag may receive the IR signals and generate a radio frequency (RF) signal in response to the IR signals, wherein the RF signal indicates that the RFID tag is in the reclamation receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Todd Franklin Scarola, Lynn Ann DeRose, John Michael Lizzi, Jr., Douglas Roy Forman, Charles Burton Theurer, Brandon Stephen Good, Francis Christopher Hann
  • Publication number: 20130163881
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying characters-of-interest from markings on a surface of an object. The system includes a vector-generating module configured to receive and analyze an image of the markings to provide a feature vector having a vector address. The system also includes a sparse distributed memory (SDM) module. The SDM module includes hard locations having stored vector location addresses within an address space and stored content counters. The location addresses form multiple concentrated groups within the address space. The concentrated groups are associated with different characters of an identification system. The system also includes an identification module that is configured to identify the character(s)-of-interest using the SDM module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joseph Salvo, John Carbone, Lynn Ann DeRose, Adam McCann, William Leonard
  • Publication number: 20130163871
    Abstract: A system and method of processing an acquired image to identify characters-of-interest in the acquired image. The method includes obtaining image data of a surface of an object. The image data includes a plurality of image pixels having corresponding light intensity signals. The light intensity signals are based on whether the corresponding image pixel correlates to a morphological change in the surface of the object. The method also includes determining a line section of the image data. The line section includes one of the character lines and has character image portions. The method also includes analyzing the light intensity signals of the image pixels in the character image portions to determine a common height of the characters-of-interest. The method also includes removing extraneous areas of the character image portions based on the common height of the characters-of-interest to provide trimmed image portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joseph Salvo, John Carbone, Lynn Ann Derose, Adam McCann, William Leonard
  • Publication number: 20130159660
    Abstract: A method of generating an output vector to identify a character-of-interest using a sparse distributed memory (SDM) module. The method includes obtaining a feature vector having a vector address. The feature vector is based on a character-of-interest in an acquired image. The method also includes identifying activated locations from hard locations by determining relative distances between the vector address and the stored vector location addresses. Stored content counters of the activated locations include first and second stored sub-sets of counters. The method also includes combining the counters of the first stored sub-sets of the activated locations using a first summation thread to provide a first combined sub-set of values. The method also includes combining the counters of the second stored sub-sets of the activated locations using a second summation thread to provide a second combined sub-set of values. The first and second summation threads are run in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph Salvo, John Carbone, Lynn Ann Derose, Adam McCann, William Leonard
  • Publication number: 20130156313
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying characters using a processor and a sparse distributed memory (SDM) module. The system and method are configured to receive image data relating to an object having a surface with physical markings thereon. The physical markings include characters-of-interest. The system and method are also configured to analyze the image data to convert at least one of the characters-of-interest in the image data into a corresponding feature vector. The system and method are also configured to identify the characters-of-interest using the feature vector and the SDM module. A suggested identity for the characters-of-interest is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph Salvo, John Carbone, Lynn Ann Derose, Daniel Messier, Bouchra Bouqata, Adam McCann, William Leonard