Patents by Inventor Philip Orlik

Philip Orlik 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: 10921383
    Abstract: A battery diagnostic system stores capacity degradation models for batteries of a specific type mapped to sets of battery cycle models formed by voltages and/or currents measured at different capacities. Each capacity degradation model is mapped to a set of battery cycle models associated with different battery capacities. The system, upon accepting measurements indicative of a battery cycle and a current capacity of the test battery, compares the battery cycle of the test battery with the battery cycle models of different capacity degradation models associated with a value of the battery capacity closest to the current capacity of the test battery to select a battery cycle model closest to the battery cycle of the test battery and the degradation capacity model mapped to the selected battery cycle model. The system estimates future degradation of the capacity of the test battery based on the retrieved capacity degradation model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Milutin Pajovic, Philip Orlik
  • Patent number: 10917192
    Abstract: A communication system receives a jammed signal including a sequence of complex numbers encoding one or combination of symbols transmitted by multiple transmitters. The system transforms the sequence of complex numbers into an image of real numbers having at least two columns and multiple rows, with real values of real and imaginary parts of each complex number forming different columns but the same row of the first image, processes the image with a neural network trained to suppress the wideband signal in the received signal, and detects the symbols transmitted by the transmitters from the de-jammed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Milutin Pajovic, Koike Akino Toshiaki, Philip Orlik
  • Patent number: 10892826
    Abstract: A multi-satellite system includes a first satellite and a second satellite configured to be separated in a predetermined distance between the satellites after being launched into space, and a tether including an optical fiber having first and second ends, wherein the first end is connected to the first satellite and the second end is connected to the second satellite, wherein a length of the tether is greater than the predetermined distance. In this case, the first satellite includes an optical transceiver connected to the first end of the optical fiber to provide a communications link to the second satellite, a spool containing partial winding of the tether, and a free space optical transceiver to provide a first communications link to a first distant satellite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Kieran Parsons, Avishai Weiss, Philip Orlik, Stefano Di Cairano
  • Patent number: 10884133
    Abstract: A positioning system for global navigational satellite system (GNSS) includes a first receiver to measure a first carrier phase of a carrier signal emitted by a satellite and a second receiver to measure a second carrier phase of the carrier signal emitted by the satellite. The, first carrier phase includes a first carrier phase ambiguity as an unknown integer number of wavelengths of the carrier signal travelled between the satellite and the first receiver. Similarly, the second carrier phase includes a second carrier phase ambiguity as an unknown integer number of wavelengths of the carrier signal travelled between the satellite and the second receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyeong Jin Kim, Dongyang Xu, Philip Orlik
  • Patent number: 10866124
    Abstract: An encoder including an emitter to emit a waveform to a scene including a structure. A receiver to receive the waveform reflected from the scene and to measure phases of the received waveform for a period of time. A memory to store a signal model relating phase measurements of the received waveform with phase parameters, and to store a state model relating the phase parameters with a state of the encoder. Wherein the signal model includes a motion-induced polynomial phase signal (PPS) component and a sinusoidal frequency modulated (FM) component. Wherein the PPS component is a polynomial function of the phase parameters, and wherein the FM component is a sinusoidal function of the phase parameters. A processor to determine the phase parameters using non-linear mapping of the phase measurements on the signal model and to determine the state of the encoder by submitting the phase parameters into the state model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Pu Wang, Philip Orlik, Kota Sadamoto, Wataru Tsujita
  • Patent number: 10838430
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a controller to control an operation of at least one component of the vehicle, a clock to synchronize the operation of the component of the vehicle, a memory to store a clock offset to the clock of the vehicle to synchronize the operation of the component of the vehicle, and a receiver to receive a set of heartbeat messages from a set of neighboring vehicles, each heartbeat message received from a neighboring vehicle includes a time of transmission of the heartbeat message, a location of the neighboring vehicle and a velocity of the neighboring vehicle. The receiver receives each heartbeat message at a corresponding receipt time measured using the clock of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianlin Guo, Philip Orlik
  • Patent number: 10809701
    Abstract: A control system for controlling a plant includes a local controller to generate local control commands according to a local control policy to control the plant and a receiver to received remote control commands generated by a remote controller to control the plant according to remote control policy. Local and remote control policies are designed for the same control objective and time resolution such that there is the same Lyapunov function having a negative definite time derivative for controlling the plant according to first or second control policies. The plant is controller with either remote or local control commands in dependence of a success of receiving a remote control command for a time step of the control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Yebin Wang, Yehan Ma, Philip Orlik, Toshiaki Koike-Akino, Jianlin Guo
  • Patent number: 10795151
    Abstract: An encoder of a terahertz (THz)-based absolute positioning system used for decoding patterns from THz-band measurements. The encoder includes a scale with a multi-layer reflective/transmissive structure having a matrix with rows. Each row of the matrix corresponds to a plurality of patterns, such that each pattern is used to form a measurement. An emitter emits a THz waveform to the scale. A receiver is used to measure amplitudes of the THz waveform reflected from the scale. A memory stores data including predetermined positions of the emitter based on the patterns of the layers from the scale. Wherein one or more processors can determine a position of the emitter from the measurements of the amplitudes received by the receiver, based on the stored data. An output interface can be used to render the position of the emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Pu Wang, Haoyu Fu, Philip Orlik, Toshiaki Koike-Akino, Rui Ma, Bingnan Wang
  • Publication number: 20200313770
    Abstract: A multi-satellite system includes a first satellite and a second satellite configured to be separated in a predetermined distance between the satellites after being launched into space, and a tether including an optical fiber having first and second ends, wherein the first end is connected to the first satellite and the second end is connected to the second satellite, wherein a length of the tether is greater than the predetermined distance. In this case, the first satellite includes an optical transceiver connected to the first end of the optical fiber to provide a communications link to the second satellite, a spool containing partial winding of the tether, and a free space optical transceiver to provide a first communications link to a first distant satellite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Kieran Parsons, Avishai Weiss, Philip Orlik, Stefano Di Cairano
  • Publication number: 20200294394
    Abstract: A system jointly controls vehicles according to traffic configuration of a zone of intersection of a first road and a second road. The intersection zone includes a sequencing zone and a control zone covering sections of the first and the second road in proximity to the intersection. The system groups vehicles traveling within the sequencing zone on the first and the second roads into a set of groups of the vehicles and prevents the vehicles of different groups to travel concurrently in the control zone such that the first vehicle of the following group cannot pass the last vehicle of the preceding group. The system determines motion trajectories for the vehicles of the same group traveling in the control zone on the first and the second roads to pass the intersection and transmits the motion trajectories to the corresponding vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianlin Guo, Fei Ye, Kyeong Jin Kim, Philip Orlik, Heejin Ahn, Stefano Di Cairano
  • Publication number: 20200295863
    Abstract: A communication system receives a jammed signal including a sequence of complex numbers encoding one or combination of symbols transmitted by multiple transmitters. The system transforms the sequence of complex numbers into an image of real numbers having at least two columns and multiple rows, with real values of real and imaginary parts of each complex number forming different columns but the same row of the first image, processes the image with a neural network trained to suppress the wideband signal in the received signal, and detects the symbols transmitted by the transmitters from the de jammed signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Milutin Pajovic, Koike Akino Toshiaki, Philip Orlik
  • Publication number: 20200284846
    Abstract: A battery diagnostic system stores capacity degradation models for batteries of a specific type mapped to sets of battery cycle models formed by voltages and/or currents measured at different capacities. Each capacity degradation model is mapped to a set of battery cycle models associated with different battery capacities. The system, upon accepting measurements indicative of a battery cycle and a current capacity of the test battery, compares the battery cycle of the test battery with the battery cycle models of different capacity degradation models associated with a value of the battery capacity closest to the current capacity of the test battery to select a battery cycle model closest to the battery cycle of the test battery and the degradation capacity model mapped to the selected battery cycle model. The system estimates future degradation of the capacity of the test battery based on the retrieved capacity degradation model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Milutin Pajovic, Philip Orlik
  • Patent number: 10716064
    Abstract: A network of nodes includes data nodes and at least one sink node to exchange packets between the sink node and the data nodes in a multi-hop manner. The data nodes include a battery powered node (BPN) having a transceiver, a memory, and a battery to provide energy to components of the BPN. The BPN includes a processor to determine a sleep schedule of the BPN independently from the sleep schedules of other data nodes and independently from commands transmitted by the sink node. The processor of the BPN switches the transceiver ON and OFF according to the sleep schedule to form an active period and a sleep period of the BPN. Also, the processor partitions at least part of the active period into a receiving (RX) period and a transmission (TX) period and causes the transceiver to transmit the data packets only during the TX period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianlin Guo, Evripidis Paraskevas, Philip Orlik
  • Publication number: 20200218239
    Abstract: A networked control system for controlling at least one plant includes a receiver configured to receive a feedback signal indicative of a current state of a controlled variable of a plant over a wireless link and a controller configured to determine a control command based on a control error between a reference state of the controlled variable and the current state of the control variable. The system also includes a processor configured to determine, based on a function of the control error, a number of transmission times a packet with the control command needs to be transmitted over the wireless link, and a transmitter configured to transmit the packet over the wireless link the number of transmission times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianlin Guo, Yehan Ma, Yebin Wang, Ankush Chakrabarty, Heejin Ahn, Philip Orlik
  • Publication number: 20200192336
    Abstract: A control system for controlling a plant includes a local controller to generate local control commands according to a local control policy to control the plant and a receiver to received remote control commands generated by a remote controller to control the plant according to remote control policy. Local and remote control policies are designed for the same control objective and time resolution such that there is the same Lyapunov function having a negative definite time derivative for controlling the plant according to first or second control policies. The plant is controller with either remote or local control commands in dependence of a success of receiving a remote control command for a time step of the control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Yebin Wang, Yehan Ma, Philip Orlik, Toshiaki Koike-Akino, Jianlin Guo
  • Publication number: 20200164508
    Abstract: A system for estimating a pose of a robot includes a particle filter to track the pose of the robot using particles that defining a probability of pose of the robot and a particle tuner to update the particles of the robot based on particles of neighboring robot. Upon receiving data indicative of relative pose between a pose of the robot and a pose of a neighboring robot, and particles of the neighboring robot, the particle tuner pairs an arbitrarily sampled particle of the robot with an arbitrarily sampled particle of the neighboring robot, determines a weight of the paired particles in reverse proportion to an error between a relative pose defined by the paired particles and the relative pose between the robot and the neighboring robot, and updates the particles of the robot in accordance to the weights of corresponding paired particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Milutin Pajovic, Vikrant Shah, Philip Orlik
  • Publication number: 20200132861
    Abstract: A positioning system for tracking a position of a vehicle includes a receiver configured to receive phase measurements of satellite signals received at multiple instances of time from multiple satellites, and a memory configured to store a recurrent neural network trained to determine a position of the vehicle from a set of phase measurements in a presence of noise caused by a multipath transmission of at least some of the satellite signals at some instances of time. A processor of the positioning system is configured to track the position of the vehicle over different instances of time by processing the set of phase measurements received at each instance of time with the recurrent neural network to produce the position of the vehicle at each instance of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kyeong Jin Kim, Philip Orlik, Chiori Hori
  • Patent number: 10564222
    Abstract: Methods and systems for predicting an unknown voltage of a battery corresponding to a future current demand for at least one time instant. The method including determining parameters of a first joint Gaussian distribution of a set of historical values of the voltage prediction of the battery from a set of historical measured physical quantities of the state of the battery stored in the memory. Determining a second joint Gaussian distribution of the unknown voltage and the set of historical values of the voltage prediction of the battery, based on a present measured physical quantities of the battery, the set of historical measured physical quantities and the determined parameters of the first joint Gaussian distribution. Determining a mean and a variance of an unknown voltage of the battery from the second joint Gaussian distribution, to obtain the predicted unknown voltage of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Milutin Pajovic, Zafer Sahinoglu, Yebin Wang, Philip Orlik
  • Patent number: 10541839
    Abstract: A receiver for use in a wireless communication system to receive signals transmitted over a wireless channel. The receiver includes a plurality of radio-frequency (RF) chains coupled a plurality of antennas. Each RF chain has at least one-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to convert each measurement of an analog signal received by the antenna into at least one bit of information representing a result of a comparison of the measurement with a randomly selected threshold to produce a sequence of bits and a corresponding sequence of thresholds. Each bit in the sequence of bits represents a relative value of the measurement of the analog signal with respect to a threshold from the corresponding sequence of thresholds. A processor coupled to the plurality of RF chains estimates parameters of the wireless channel using the sequences of bits and the corresponding sequences of thresholds received from the plurality of RF chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Pu Wang, Milutin Pajovic, Philip Orlik, Petros Boufounos
  • Patent number: 10531477
    Abstract: Devices and methods for determining a schedule of unicast transmissions between wireless transceivers using a principal controller. A receiver receives information of a set of transmissions between the transceivers for a period of time, a priority of each transmission, and a topology of a network of transceivers, i.e. neighborhood nodes having controllers and devices. A processor sequentially partitions the transmissions based on priority and the topology of the network, groups of concurrent transmissions that do not interfere with each other, beginning with a highest priority group, and ending, with a lowest ending priority group. Apply a predetermined optimization assignment, comparing all transactions according to the priority optimization assignment, to determine a prioritized order of transmission for each transmission in each group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianlin Guo, Philip Orlik, Yebin Wang