Patents by Inventor Yangmin DING

Yangmin DING 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: 20230024104
    Abstract: Systems, and methods for automatically determining false transformer humming when using DFOS systems and methods to determine such humming along with machine learning approach(es) to identify the false transformer humming signal(s) that are transferred to a utility pole without a transformer from a working transformer on another utility pole. Advantageously, our inventive systems and methods employ a customized signal processing workflow to process raw data collected from the DFOS. Our employs a binary classifier that can automatically identify a transformer humming signal from a utility pole with a transformer and simultaneously identify the false humming signal from a utility pole without a transformer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: NEC LABORATORIES AMERICA, INC
    Inventors: Yangmin DING, Sarper OZHARAR, Yue TIAN, Ting WANG
  • Publication number: 20230028676
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining fiber optic facility (cable) location using distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS) and sequence pattern matching of vibration excitation signals applied to a sensor fiber. The use of sequence pattern matching with unique pattern codes allow for the precise determination of location and length of deployed fiber cable while exhibiting an immunity from environmental vibrations proximate to the fiber. As a result improved measurements are realized and false alarms are eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: NEC LABORATORIES AMERICA, INC
    Inventors: Ming-Fang HUANG, Shaobo HAN, Ting WANG, Yuheng CHEN, Yangmin DING, Yue TIAN, Sarper OZHARAR
  • Publication number: 20230029221
    Abstract: Systems, and methods for monitoring galloping of overhead transmission lines using distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS) in combination with frequency domain decomposition (FDD) (frequency domain) algorithms/methods. A DFOS interrogator/analyzer is used to collect real-time data for pre-processing. The pre-processed data is further processed by processing algorithms, which provide results to a graphical user interface or other reporting mechanisms that provide real-time monitoring, alarming, and reporting of the galloping status of the overhead transmission lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: NEC LABORATORIES AMERICA, INC
    Inventors: Yangmin DING, Sarper OZHARAR, Yue TIAN, Ting WANG, Yuandu XU
  • Patent number: 11543286
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS)-distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) based systems, methods, and structures that advantageously enable and/or facilitate the monitoring of civil infrastructures via acoustic wave speed measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Sarper Ozharar, Yue Tian, Yangmin Ding, Ting Wang
  • Publication number: 20220381607
    Abstract: A testing procedure including a data collection procedure and a contrastive learning-based approach, for establishing a profile for utility poles surveyed in an embedding space. Unique properties of utility poles are preserved in a low-dimensional feature vector. Similarities between pairs of samples collected at the same or different poles is reflected by the Euclidean distance between the pole embeddings. During data collection—variabilities of excitation signals are manually introduced, e.g. impact strength, impact locations, impact time ambiguity, data collecting location ambiguity on a DFOS/DAS optical sensor fiber/cable. Data so collected provides a learned model learned complete information about a utility pole and is more robust with respect to uncontrollable factors during operation. A model training procedure that effectively extracts a utility pole intrinsic properties (e.g., structure integrity, dimensions, structure variety) and remote extrinsic influence (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: NEC LABORATORIES AMERICA, INC
    Inventors: Shaobo HAN, Yue TIAN, Sarper OZHARAR, Yangmin DING, Ting WANG
  • Publication number: 20220334165
    Abstract: Distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS) systems and methods for monitoring electrical power distribution transformers and locating failing/failed/malfunctioning transformers from humming signals indicative of a transformer's operational integrity and are advantageously detected/analyzed via DFOS mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: NEC LABORATORIES AMERICA, INC
    Inventors: Yangmin DING, Sarper OZHARAR, Yue TIAN, Ting WANG
  • Publication number: 20220329052
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing the dynamic anomaly localization of utility pole aerial/suspended/supported wires/cables by distributed fiber optic sensing. In sharp contrast to the prior art, our inventive systems and methods according to aspects of the present disclosure advantageously identify a “location region” on a utility pole supporting an affected wire/cable, thereby permitting the identification and reporting of service personnel that are uniquely responsible for responding to such anomalous condition(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: NEC LABORATORIES AMERICA, INC
    Inventors: Yangmin DING, Sarper OZHARAR, Yuandu XU, Yue TIAN, Ting WANG
  • Publication number: 20220329068
    Abstract: Distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS) and artificial intelligence (AI) systems and methods for performing utility pole hazardous event localization that advantageously identify a utility pole that has undergone a hazardous event such as being struck by an automobile or other detectable impact. Systems and methods according to aspects of the present disclosure employ machine learning methodologies to uniquely identify an affected utility pole from a plurality of poles. Our systems and methods collect data using DFOS techniques in telecommunication fiber optic cable and use an AI engine to analyze the data collected for the event identification. The AI engine recognizes different vibration patterns when an event happens and advantageously localizes the event to a specific pole and location on the pole with high accuracy. The AI engine enables analyses of events in real-time with greater than 90% accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: NEC LABORATORIES AMERICA, INC
    Inventors: Yangmin DING, Yuanda XU, Yue TIAN, Sarper OZHARAR, Ting WANG
  • Publication number: 20220326070
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing work conflicts is provided. The method includes receiving a vibrational signal from a utility pole; identifying a location and type of field work on the utility pole from one or more features of the vibrational signal utilizing a trained neural network; and communicating the location and type of field work to a third party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Yangmin Ding, Yue Tian, Sarper Ozharar, Yuanda Xu, Ting Wang
  • Publication number: 20220326112
    Abstract: A system and method to assess utility pole integrity, by using existing telecom fiber optic cable as a sensor cable, instant mechanical impact on the pole(s), DAS technology and a machine learning model. An instant mechanical impact creates a vibration event on the optical fiber cable mounted/suspended on a target pole, which is detected/recorded by DAS. By applying a machine learning model on the DAS signals, the target pole's integrity condition is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: NEC LABORATORIES AMERICA, INC
    Inventors: Yue TIAN, Sarper OZHARAR, Yangmin DING, Shaobo HAN, Ting WANG
  • Publication number: 20220283001
    Abstract: Distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS)/distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) techniques coupled with frequency domain decomposition (FDD) are employed to determine the presence of 120 HZ operating power frequency to determine when street lights are energized and on thereby providing continuous status monitoring of the operational status of street lights and locating affected street lights at a particular utility pole location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: NEC LABORATORIES AMERICA, INC
    Inventors: Yangmin DING, Sarper OZHARAR, Yue TIAN, Ting WANG, Yuanda XU
  • Publication number: 20220236105
    Abstract: An advance in the art is made according to aspects of the present disclosure directed to the detection and localization of a substantially static weight situated on aerial telecommunications fiber optic cable through the effect of phase-distributed acoustic sensing (?-DAS) and signal analysis of ambient data. In sharp contrast to the prior art, our inventive method does not require a special optical fiber arrangement or type of fiber nor is it susceptible to range limitations that plague the prior art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: NEC LABORATORIES AMERICA, INC
    Inventors: Sarper Ozharar, Yue Tian, Ting Wang, Yangmin Ding
  • Publication number: 20220120925
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe the localization of a utility pole by distributed fiber sensing of aerial fiber cable suspended from the utility pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: NEC LABORATORIES AMERICA, INC
    Inventors: Yue TIAN, Shaobo HAN, Sarper OZHARAR, Yangmin DING, You LU
  • Publication number: 20220065977
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS) systems, methods, and structures that advantageously enable city-scale acoustic impulse detection and localization using standard, live aerial telecommunications optical fiber cables through the use of distributed acoustic sensing exhibiting an error of less than 1.22 m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: NEC LABORATORIES AMERICA, INC
    Inventors: Sarper OZHARAR, Yue TIAN, Shaobo HAN, Ting WANG, Yangmin DING
  • Publication number: 20210318166
    Abstract: An advance in the art is made according to aspects of the present disclosure directed to distributed fiber optic sensing systems (DFOS), methods, and structures that advantageously provide the continuous monitoring of aerial cables using distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) and operational modal analysis (OMA).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Yangmin DING, Yue TIAN, Sarper OZHARAR, Ting WANG
  • Publication number: 20210318165
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS)-distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) based systems, methods, and structures that advantageously enable and/or facilitate the monitoring of civil infrastructures via acoustic wave speed measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: NEC LABORATORIES AMERICA, INC
    Inventors: Sarper OZHARAR, Yue TIAN, Yangmin DING, Ting WANG
  • Publication number: 20210318167
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS)—distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) based systems, methods, and structures that advantageously enable and/or facilitate the determination of natural frequency(ies) of civil infrastructures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: NEC LABORATORIES AMERICA, INC
    Inventors: Sarper OZHARAR, Yue TIAN, Yangmin DING, Ting WANG
  • Publication number: 20210318163
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS) systems, methods, and structures that advantageously enable and/or facilitate the continuous monitoring and identification of damaged utility poles by employing a DFOS distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) methodology in conjunction with a finite element analysis and operational modal analysis. Of particular advantage and in further contrast to the prior art, systems, methods, and structures according to aspects of the present disclosure utilize existing optical fiber supported/suspended by the utility poles as a sensing medium for the DFOS/DAS operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: NEC LABORATORIES AMERICA, INC
    Inventors: Yangmin DING, Yue TIAN, Sarper Ozharar, Ting Wang