Patents by Inventor Michael J. Pierro

Michael J. Pierro 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: 7051044
    Abstract: A method and system for managing communication of electronic data between a diagnostic service center and a plurality of mobile assets (10) generally remote relative to each other is provided. The electronic data comprises at least respective mobile asset data indicative of respective performance of the plurality of mobile assets. The mobile asset data used for detecting the presence of potential malfunctions which, if left uncorrected, would likely result in respective mission failures of the assets. The method allows for storing in a database (104) a list of respective cases to be processed. The method further allows for assigning to each case a respective download priority. A determining action allows for determining each case to be populated next with new mobile asset data based upon the assigned download priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory John Fera, Eric Harold Hedlund, Steven Loncher, John H. Lovelace, Thomas E. O'Camb, James E. Pander, Ashish Puri, Michael J. Pierro
  • Patent number: 6324659
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying a plurality of critical faults in machines is provided. The method allows for collecting from a predetermined plurality of the machines respective machine data indicative of each fault logged over a predetermined period of time. Respective identifying steps allow for identifying in the collected machine data respective faults most frequently occurring relative to one another and for identifying in the most frequently occurring faults, respective faults that, relative to one another, affect a higher number of machines. A classifying step allows for classifying the faults identified in the last-recited identifying step based on an expected level of machine degradation associated with the identified faults, and a storing step allows for storing any faults classified as likely to result in an imminent machine mission failure in a predetermined database of critical faults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Michael J. Pierro