Patents by Inventor Zhuocheng JIANG

Zhuocheng JIANG 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: 20240085238
    Abstract: In sharp contrast to the prior art, a fallen tree detection and localization method based on distributed fiber optical sensing (DFOS) technique and physics informed machine learning is described in which DFOS leverages existing fiber cables that are conventionally installed on the bottom layer of distribution lines and used to provide high-speed communications. The DFOS collects and transmits fallen tree induced vibration data along the length of the entire overhead lines, including distribution lines and transmission lines, where there is a fiber cable deployed. The developed physics-informed neural network model processes the data and localizes the fallen tree location along the lines. The location is interpreted in at least two aspects: the fallen tree location in terms of the fiber cable length; and the exact cable location (power cable or fiber cable) that the fallen tree mechanically impacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Yangmin DING, Zhuocheng JIANG, Sarper OZHARAR, Yue TIAN, Ting WANG
  • Publication number: 20230377179
    Abstract: Computer vision based, wide-area snow/water level estimation methods using disparity maps. In one embodiment our method provides rich depth-information using a stereo camera and image processing. Scene images at normal and snow/rain weather conditions are obtained by a double-lens stereo camera and a disparity map is generated from the scene images at left and right lenses using a self-supervised deep convolutional network. In another embodiment, our method uses a single point snow/water level sensor, a stationary monocular camera to measure snow/water levels covering a wide area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhuocheng JIANG, Yue TIAN, Yangmin DING, Sarper OZHARAR, Ting WANG
  • Publication number: 20230370310
    Abstract: A radio-controlled, two-way acoustic modem for operating with a distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS) system including circuitry that receives radio signals including configuration information, configures the modem to operate according to the configuration information, and generate acoustic signals that are detected by the DFOS system. The acoustic modem includes one or more sensors that detect environmental information that is encoded in the acoustic signals for further reception by the DFOS system. The received configuration information may change the operating times, sensors or other operating aspects of the modem as desired and such information may be transmitted from a fixed location or a mobile vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarper OZHARAR, Yue TIAN, Yangmin DING, Zhuocheng JIANG, Ting WANG
  • Patent number: 11433999
    Abstract: A vehicle capable of taking off and landing vertically and operating in water, land, air and submarine environments includes a fuselage, two main wings, ailerons, a vertical tail, a rudder, a horizontal tail, elevators, a propeller, rotor wings, rotor wing supports, etc. The vehicle has the advantages of adaptability to various environments, good concealment and strong survivability. Compared with a traditional unmanned rotorcraft, the vehicle has longer endurance time and larger load. Compared with a fixed wing UAV, the vertical take-off and landing function makes the work more convenient. Compared with unmanned diving equipment, the vehicle is applicable to richer environments, and can complete designated missions in air, land, water and submarine environments. Compared with a tilt rotor UAV in water, land, air and submarine environments, the vehicle is rapider in switching of various modes and is higher in stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ximing Sun, Hongyang Zhao, Zhuocheng Jiang
  • Publication number: 20210129981
    Abstract: A vehicle capable of taking off and landing vertically and operating in water, land, air and submarine environments includes a fuselage, two main wings, ailerons, a vertical tail, a rudder, a horizontal tail, elevators, a propeller, rotor wings, rotor wing supports, etc. The vehicle has the advantages of adaptability to various environments, good concealment and strong survivability. Compared with a traditional unmanned rotorcraft, the vehicle has longer endurance time and larger load. Compared with a fixed wing UAV, the vertical take-off and landing function makes the work more convenient. Compared with unmanned diving equipment, the vehicle is applicable to richer environments, and can complete designated missions in air, land, water and submarine environments. Compared with a tilt rotor UAV in water, land, air and submarine environments, the vehicle is rapider in switching of various modes and is higher in stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Ximing SUN, Hongyang ZHAO, Zhuocheng JIANG