Patents by Inventor Pengfei Ma

Pengfei Ma 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: 11918194
    Abstract: An osteotomy calibration method, calibration device, and an orthopedic surgery system are provided by present application. Firstly using the osteotomy calibration device to obtain the calculated position information of the current osteotomy plane, and then determining a position error between the calculated position information and a predetermined position information of a planned osteotomy plane, and if the position error exceeds a preset value, calculating and transmitting a relocation information to a robotic arm to control and relocate the robotic arm. By comparing and identifying the position error between the current osteotomy plane formed by the first osteotomy and the planned predetermined osteotomy plane, relocating the robotic arm, and performing a secondary correction of the osteotomy plane. In addition, by relocating the robotic arm and secondary correction of the osteotomy plane, additional bone nails which is to fix the navigation tool to the bone can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: SUZHOU MICROPORT ORTHOBOT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jingyang Ma, Feng Sun, Hui Shao, Chao He, Pengfei Liu
  • Publication number: 20240068204
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to method for monitoring operation of a hydraulic system, in particular of a hydraulic system of a working machine, having at least one hydraulic actuator. The method comprises a step of determining a predefined operating condition of the hydraulic system; a step of determining an input power parameter being indicative of a power provided by an engine to the hydraulic system during the predetermined operating condition; a step of determining an output power parameter being indicative of a power provided by the hydraulic actuator during the predetermined operating condition; and a step of determining a fault condition of the hydraulic system based on the input power parameter and the output power parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Pengfei MA
  • Patent number: 11719265
    Abstract: A work machine includes a frame, a traction system supporting the frame, an implement system supported by the frame, and a hydraulic system. The hydraulic system includes a hydraulic oil tank, a control circuit, an oil cooler, and a cooler bypass valve assembly. The cooler bypass valve assembly is connected to the control circuit by a control circuit return line, and includes an unloading valve configured to allow hydraulic oil to flow from the control circuit return line to the hydraulic oil tank if a pressure of hydraulic oil in the control circuit return line exceeds a first threshold, a backpressure valve configured to allow hydraulic oil to flow from the return line to the oil cooler through an oil cooler inlet line if a pressure of hydraulic in the oil control circuit return line exceeds a second threshold, and an orifice configured to limit the flow of hydraulic oil through the backpressure valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Gustaf Andrew Johnson, Pengfei Ma, Jordan Garrity
  • Patent number: 11572925
    Abstract: A slack adjuster assembly and systems, components, and methods can comprise a sensing piston assembly that includes a housing, a piston slidably provided in the housing, and a biasing member provided in the housing. The biasing member can be configured to bias the piston away from an end wall of the housing. The piston can have an end wall opposite the end wall of the housing, where the end wall of the piston can have at least one orifice that extends from a first side of the end wall of the piston to a second side of the end wall of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Pengfei Ma, Puning Wei, Aleksander Gust
  • Publication number: 20220397406
    Abstract: An example apparatus includes at least one processor and at least one memory coupled to the at least one processor and storing programming instructions for execution by the at least one processor to: obtain map data at a current moment, where the map data includes a first road area at the current moment, the special road condition is located in the first road area, the first road area is obtained based on a road condition model and a vehicle parameter within a preset time period before the current moment, and the road condition model represents a correspondence between a feature of the vehicle parameter and the special road condition; and determine, based on a planned route of a vehicle, that a second road area exists in the planned route of the vehicle, where the second road area is in the first road area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventor: Pengfei MA
  • Publication number: 20220364581
    Abstract: A work machine includes a frame, a traction system supporting the frame, an implement system supported by the frame, and a hydraulic system. The hydraulic system includes a hydraulic oil tank, a control circuit, an oil cooler, and a cooler bypass valve assembly. The cooler bypass valve assembly is connected to the control circuit by a control circuit return line, and includes an unloading valve configured to allow hydraulic oil to flow from the control circuit return line to the hydraulic oil tank if a pressure of hydraulic oil in the control circuit return line exceeds a first threshold, a backpressure valve configured to allow hydraulic oil to flow from the return line to the oil cooler through an oil cooler inlet line if a pressure of hydraulic in the oil control circuit return line exceeds a second threshold, and an orifice configured to limit the flow of hydraulic oil through the backpressure valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Gustaf Andrew Johnson, Pengfei Ma, Jordan Garrity
  • Publication number: 20220333658
    Abstract: A slack adjuster assembly and systems, components, and methods can comprise a sensing piston assembly that includes a housing, a piston slidably provided in the housing, and a biasing member provided in the housing. The biasing member can be configured to bias the piston away from an end wall of the housing. The piston can have an end wall opposite the end wall of the housing, where the end wall of the piston can have at least one orifice that extends from a first side of the end wall of the piston to a second side of the end wall of the piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Pengfei MA, Puning WEI, Aleksander GUST
  • Patent number: 11430319
    Abstract: Cavitation that occurs within a pump of a machine, such as truck or other work machine, can potentially damage the pump and/or other components of the machine. The machine can have a cavitation monitor configured to detect cavitation and/or cavitation damage associated with the pump based on vibration data, speed data associated with mechanical movements of the pump, and operating data associated with the machine overall. If the cavitation monitor detects cavitation and/or cavitation damage, the cavitation monitor can cause corresponding alerts to be displayed to a machine operator or other user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan S Pauli, Pengfei Ma, Kalpeshkumar N. Patel, Richard Andrew Carpenter, James David Siegle, Vignesh Jayakumar, Richard Scott Cushing
  • Patent number: 10385892
    Abstract: A hydraulic system for a machine includes a plurality of hydraulic component, wherein the hydraulic components include hydraulic actuators and hydraulic motors. The hydraulic system also includes a plurality of hydraulic circuits, and a plurality of hydraulic pumps for supplying hydraulic fluid to the plurality of hydraulic components via the hydraulic circuits. At least one hydraulic component receives hydraulic flow exclusively from a designated one of the hydraulic pumps and at least another, different hydraulic component receives shared hydraulic flow from a flow sharing set of the hydraulic pumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Global Mining LLC
    Inventors: Sharath Cugati, Christoper Williamson, Pengfei Ma, Mark Vonderwell, Sean Johnson, James W. Fuerst, Jiao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10337532
    Abstract: A hydraulic system is disclosed. The hydraulic system may include a source of pressurized fluid; a tank; a hydraulic actuator including a first chamber and a second chamber; a first independent metering valve disposed between and fluidly connected to the source, the tank, and the first chamber of the hydraulic actuator; and a second independent metering valve disposed between and fluidly connected to the source, the tank, and the second chamber of the hydraulic actuator. Each of the first independent metering valve and the second independent metering valve may include a spool and a valve actuator disposed on one side of the spool. The valve actuator may include a push coil, a pull coil, and a force feedback mechanism configured to balance a force of the push coil and the pull coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Pengfei Ma, Aleksandar Egelja, Justin Speichinger, Shuhei Orimoto, Tetsuya Yoshino, Hideki Nakajima, Shogo Tada, Aleem Junaidi, Bryan Johnson, Matthew Beschorner
  • Patent number: 10320660
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, an apparatus, and a system for transmitting a forwarding parameter. The method includes: obtaining, by a controller, an extended forwarding module description, where the extended forwarding module description includes a first format encoding rule, the first format encoding rule is used to indicate a type of a first forwarding parameter and a location of the first forwarding parameter in a first field, and the first field is a field in a flow entry of an OpenFlow protocol; and filling, by the controller, the first forwarding parameter in the first field according to the first format encoding rule, and sending, to a forwarding device by using the OpenFlow protocol, the flow entry that carries the first field, so that the forwarding device parses the first field in the flow entry according to the first format encoding rule, to obtain the first forwarding parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guangxue Yu, Cheng Chen, Pengfei Ma
  • Publication number: 20180172037
    Abstract: A hydraulic system for a machine includes a plurality of hydraulic component, wherein the hydraulic components include hydraulic actuators and hydraulic motors. The hydraulic system also includes a plurality of hydraulic circuits, and a plurality of hydraulic pumps for supplying hydraulic fluid to the plurality of hydraulic components via the hydraulic circuits. At least one hydraulic component receives hydraulic flow exclusively from a designated one of the hydraulic pumps and at least another, different hydraulic component receives shared hydraulic flow from a flow sharing set of the hydraulic pumps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Sharath CUGATI, Christoper WILLIAMSON, Pengfei MA, Mark VONDERWELL, Sean JOHNSON, James W. FUERST, Jiao ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20180156244
    Abstract: A hydraulic system is disclosed. The hydraulic system may include a source of pressurized fluid; a tank; a hydraulic actuator including a first chamber and a second chamber; a first independent metering valve disposed between and fluidly connected to the source, the tank, and the first chamber of the hydraulic actuator; and a second independent metering valve disposed between and fluidly connected to the source, the tank, and the second chamber of the hydraulic actuator. Each of the first independent metering valve and the second independent metering valve may include a spool and a valve actuator disposed on one side of the spool. The valve actuator may include a push coil, a pull coil, and a force feedback mechanism configured to balance a force of the push coil and the pull coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Pengfei Ma, Aleksandar Egelja, Justin Speichinger, Shuhei Orimoto, Tetsuya Yoshino, Hideki Nakajima, Shogo Tada, Aleem Junaidi, Bryan Johnson, Matthew Beschorner
  • Patent number: 9973352
    Abstract: The application provide an information sending method which includes: sending, by a controller, a forwarding indication message to a forwarder, where: the forwarding indication message includes at least two routing correspondences and a tunnel correspondence, the at least two routing correspondences include a first routing correspondence and a second routing correspondence, the first routing correspondence is mapping of a first route to a next hop identifier, the second routing correspondence is mapping of a second route to the next hop identifier, and the first route is different from the second route; and the tunnel correspondence is a correspondence of the next hop identifier to a public network tunnel. The embodiments of the application resolve a problem that a delivering form of a forwarding indication message that is from a control plane to a forwarding plane is not explicitly stipulated in an OpenFlow standard of an SDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Li, Pengfei Ma
  • Patent number: 9951795
    Abstract: Engine anti-idling and restart may be implemented in a machine having a power source, a movable work tool, a pump driven by the power source, an actuator receiving fluid from the pump and moving the work tool, a high-pressure fluid reservoir, and an assist motor operatively connected to the power source. Engine restart may include detecting operator input to start the power source, and fluidly connecting the fluid reservoir to the assist motor to assist in starting the power source in response to detecting the operator input. Prior to shutting down the power source during anti-idling, fluid from the pump may be input to the assist motor, pressurized and communicated to the high-pressure fluid reservoir in response to determining that idle condition exists and a reservoir charge pressure is less than a reservoir minimum restart pressure needed to restart the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Tonglin Shang, Pengfei Ma, Dayao Chen, Jeremy Peterson, Emily Anne Morris
  • Patent number: 9945396
    Abstract: A fluid system for a machine that includes a linkage. The fluid system includes an actuator, an accumulator, a pilot circuit, and a pressure reducing valve. The actuator is configured to manipulate the linkage. The accumulator is configured to store a fluid discharged by the actuator under pressure. The pilot circuit is fluidly coupled to the accumulator and is configured to receive the fluid from the accumulator. Further, the pressure reducing valve is positioned between the accumulator and the pilot circuit to regulate the pressure of the fluid delivered to the pilot circuit from the accumulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Tonglin Shang, Aleksandar Egelja, Kalpesh Patel, Jiao Zhang, Pengfei Ma, Dayao Chen
  • Patent number: 9897120
    Abstract: A hydraulic system for a machine is disclosed. The system may have a pump and a motor driven by pressurized fluid from the pump. An accumulator is configured to receive fluid discharged from the motor and to discharge fluid to the motor. The system may include a first valve to selectively communicate the higher pressure of conduits coupled between the pump and motor to the accumulator. A second valve and a third valve can be used to facilitate charging and discharging of the accumulator. The system may include a controller configured to implement a plurality of modes of operation, which each mode of operation may include a different combination of motor deceleration and motor acceleration segments during which the accumulator receives and discharges fluid, respectively. An input may be used to determine the segment of the work cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jiao Zhang, Tonglin Shang, Peter Spring, Pengfei Ma, Randal Peterson, Rustu Cesur
  • Patent number: 9829014
    Abstract: An independent metering valve circuit includes an actuator, a set of independent metering valves, an independent metering valve pre-compensator, an inverse resolver, and a signal conditioning element. The set of independent metering valves are fluidly coupled to the actuator and configured to independently control a flow of a hydraulic fluid to the actuator. The independent metering valve pre-compensator is configured to control the flow of the hydraulic fluid to the set of independent metering valves. The inverse resolver is configured to receive a first pressure signal from the independent metering valve circuit and a second pressure signal from a load-sense hydraulic system and output a third pressure signal. The signal conditioning element is configured to receive the third pressure signal and output a forth pressure signal configured to control a pump fluidly coupled to the load-sense hydraulic system and the independent metering valve circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Kleitsch, Pengfei Ma, Jason L. Brinkman, Mikhail Sorokin
  • Patent number: 9809958
    Abstract: An energy recovery system for a machine having a movable work tool, a swing motor to swing the work tool about a vertical axis, a pump providing pressurized fluid to the swing motor, a power source outputting power to drive the pump, and a controller. The energy recovery system may include a first accumulator, a swing charge valve selectively connecting the swing motor to the first accumulator, an assist motor operatively connected to the power source, and a discharge selectively connecting the first accumulator to the assist motor. The swing charge valve may fluidly connect the swing motor to the first accumulator when fluid pressure from the swing motor is greater than a charge set pressure. The controller may cause the discharge valve to fluidly connect the first accumulator with the assist motor when the power demand on the power source is greater than a minimum assisted power demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Tonglin Shang, Dayao Chen, Pengfei Ma
  • Patent number: 9745940
    Abstract: A hydraulic system is disclosed for assisting starting of a machine having an engine. The hydraulic system may include a work tool, a pump driven by the engine to pressurize fluid, and an actuator configured to receive pressurized fluid from the pump and move the work tool. The hydraulic system may also include an accumulator configured to selectively receive pressurized fluid from the pump and from the actuator, an electric starter configured to start the engine, and a motor selectively supplied with fluid from the accumulator to assist the electric starter in starting the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Emily Anne Morris, Jeremy Todd Peterson, Jeffrey Lee Kuehn, Dayao Chen, Pengfei Ma