Including Specific Communication Means Patents (Class 702/122)
  • Patent number: 10740048
    Abstract: A method for configuring, via a website, a computing device to communicate with a printer is described. The method includes creating, via the website, a printer definition for the printer. The printer definition includes a network address, a reference to a printer driver, and a reference to a printer profile. The method also includes sending an install uniform resource identifier (URI) associated with the printer definition. The method further includes receiving an indication that the install URI has been activated by the computing device. The method additionally includes sending an installer to the computing device. The installer installs the printer driver and configures the computing device to communicate with the printer using the network address, the printer driver and the printer profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: PrinterLogic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jarrett David Taylor, Ryan George Wedig, Corey Clint Ercanbrack, Devin Derrell Anderson
  • Patent number: 10728726
    Abstract: Sampled measurement data stream is controlled in an electrical network by measuring at least one measurement value in a remote device; detecting in the remote device at least one phenomenon of interest or request for a connection from the central device; activating by the remote device a communication channel for sampled measured values between the remote device and a central device in response to the detection of the phenomenon of interest or the request for a connection from the central device; and sending the measurement value from the remote device to the central device through the communication channel for sampled measured values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Markus Kortesluoma, Frej Suomi
  • Patent number: 10564247
    Abstract: A testing system for imposing a traveling wave signal on an electric power system signal for testing a fault detector is disclosed herein. The testing system may be configured to simulate a fault at a simulated location by controlling the timing of the traveling wave signal. The testing system may be configured to impose multiple traveling wave signals to test the accuracy of the fault location determined by the fault detector. The testing system may be configured with multiple testing apparatuses using time coordination and referenced to an intended fault instant. The testing system may be configured to supply traveling waves of different polarities to test for different fault type detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Armando Guzman-Casillas, Mangapathirao Venkata Mynam, Taylor Joseph Blanc, David E. Whitehead, Tony J. Lee, Zachary King Sheffield, Tracey G. Windley
  • Patent number: 10547639
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatuses, methods, computer programs, computer program products and computer-readable media regarding SDN security. The method comprises checking whether messages in the user plane comply to a preconfigured rule, and if it is determined that the messages comply to the preconfigured rule, checking whether a number of specific signaling messages related to address allocation that are sent to a controller has reached a predetermined threshold, and if the predetermined threshold has been reached, throttling transmission of the specific signaling messages to the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Klaus Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 10534352
    Abstract: A processing device according to one aspect of the present invention includes a provider configured to provide a process to a first device connected to a network of a process control system in a plant, an acquirer configured to acquire a live list generated by the first device based on diagnostic communication packets transmitted from the first device at predetermined time intervals, the live list comprising information indicating whether communication between the first device and another processing device that provides a process to the first device is norma, the processing device and the another processing device constituting a redundant pair 1, and a switch configured to switch a state of the provider from a standby state in which the provider is on standby to provide the process to the first device to an active state in which the provider provides the process to the first device based on the acquired live list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Ohno, Nobuaki Ema
  • Patent number: 10521319
    Abstract: An automated test platform is disclosed for use in developing and troubleshooting customized software for multimedia content receivers. The automated test platform allows developers to script test cases that permit interaction with multiple content receivers at the same time. The test platform can be applied generally to any client-server system. The automated test platform is used to create scripts, run the scripts on multiple content receivers, and view test results. A graphical user interface (GUI) is provided that allows technicians without any programming experience to build and run complex interactive test sequences in a modular fashion. Such an automated test platform can be used to test cable and satellite television set top boxes, as well as DVD players, streaming media receivers, and game consoles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: James Freed, Jeffrey Anderson
  • Patent number: 10503442
    Abstract: A hypervisor preferably provides VM (virtual machine) identification, priority and LUN/LBA range information to the HBA (hoist bus adapter) when a VM is created. Alternatively, the HBA can determine that a LUN/LBA range is new and request VM identity, priority and LUN/LBA range from the hypervisor. The HBA creates a table containing the VM identification, priority and LUN/LBA range. The HBA then detects operations directed to the LUN/LBA range and does a lookup to determine VM identification and priority. VM identification and priority are then mapped into a field in a frame using a unique identifier. The unique identifier can be placed using reserved bits on the existing Fiber Channel (FC) header or can use bits in an additional header, such as a modified IFR header or an optional device header. The VM identification aware HBAs register with the NS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SALES PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Badrinath Kollu, Dennis Hideo Makishima, Sathish Kumar Gnanasekaran, Prasanta Kumar David Bhuya, Howard Johnson
  • Patent number: 10488372
    Abstract: A method for detecting damage in a component of a rotary machine includes collecting, via one or more sensors, vibration data relating to the component. The method also includes identifying energy of at least one harmonic or sideband series within the at least one region indicative of a damaged component and identifying energy within the at least one region excluding the at least one harmonic or sideband series. Further, the method includes determining at least one damage ratio based on the energy of at least one harmonic or sideband series within the at least one region indicative of a damaged component and the energy within the at least one region excluding the at least one harmonic or sideband series. Moreover, the method includes calculating a damage factor of the component as a function of, at least, the at least one damage ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joshua Jeffrey Potter, Jeremy Charles Canary
  • Patent number: 10462541
    Abstract: The determination and rendering of scan groups for channels configured to acquire data from test and measurement devices in a data acquisition system is disclosed. Based on the particular scan configuration for the data acquisition system, scan groups may be determined for channels in a scan list based on the channel settings, such as measurement type, for example. The data acquisition system renders a graphical scan summary of the channels in the scan list according to their determined scan groups on a display, allowing a user to quickly review the scan configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Keithley Instruments, LLC
    Inventors: Brian P. Frackelton, George J. Polly, Lawrence J. Kizlik
  • Patent number: 10437241
    Abstract: A power plant system includes a turbine system, a sensor, and a controller. The sensor is configured to collect a first set of data regarding the turbine system. The controller is configured to receive user input regarding constraints of the turbine system, a second set of data regarding the power plant system, and the first set of data. The controller is configured to determine whether a first notification is present based on a determined status and to generate a first maintenance package based on the first notification, life odometer solutions, condition monitoring solutions, and the first set of data. The controller is configured to generate a model of implementing the first maintenance package with respect to the turbine system as well as to generate a second maintenance package based on the user input, the second set of data, the first maintenance package, and the scenario model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher Dean Higgins, John Robert Korsedal, Carlos Hein, Ryan Adam Conger
  • Patent number: 10437770
    Abstract: A hypervisor preferably provides VM (virtual machine) identification, priority and LUN/LBA range information to the HBA (host bus adapter) when a VM is created. Alternatively, the HBA can determine that a LUN/LBA range is new and request VM identity, priority and LUN/LBA range from the hypervisor. The HBA creates a table containing the VM identification, priority and LUN/LBA range. The HBA then detects operations directed to the LUN/LBA range and does a lookup to determine VM identification and priority. VM identification and priority are then mapped into a field in a frame using a unique identifier. The unique identifier can be placed using reserved bits on the existing Fiber Channel (FC) header or can use bits in an additional header, such as a modified IFR header or an optional device header. The VM identification aware HBAs register with the NS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SALES PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Dennis Hideo Makishima, Sathish Kumar Gnanasekaran, Badrinath Kollu, Prasanta Kumar David Bhuyan, Howard Johnson
  • Patent number: 10439898
    Abstract: A computer implemented system and method for pro-active application monitoring and alerting using affinity band. To enable pro-active monitoring, the present invention may derive affinity band. The invention accesses performance data generated from monitoring an application associated with one or more transaction and configuring iteration period to derive affinity band. The method provides configuring an interval within iteration period whereby all performance metric values may be aggregated and deriving affinity band for each of the performance metrics. The affinity band may then be used as benchmark or threshold to monitor current values for each of the performance metrics. Alerts may be raised through pro-active monitoring mechanism when the current values of the performance metric go beyond the threshold set, displaying a tendency to rise or go beyond normal values with extent of deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Infosys Limited
    Inventor: Abhijit S Ranjekar
  • Patent number: 10432499
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method to monitor application program interface (API) endpoints may include sending, over a network from a computing system, a test structure to an API endpoint. In some embodiments, the test structure may be configured based on the API endpoint. The method may further include receiving a first response over the network at the computing system from the API endpoint in response to sending the test structure and resending, over the network from the computing system, the test structure to the API endpoint. The method may further include receiving a second response at the computing system from the API endpoint in response to resending the test structure and comparing, at the computing system, the first response and the second response. The method may further include determining, at the computing system, a status of the API endpoint based on the comparison of the first response and the second response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Anuya Paropkari, Shivam Bhatt, Hetang Shah
  • Patent number: 10403189
    Abstract: In some examples, a computing device includes a first display in a first housing and a second display in a second housing. The computing device may determine an angle between the first display device and the second display device, determine a first temperature map of the first housing based on the angle and first temperature data received from a first set of temperature sensors in the first housing, and determine a second temperature map of the second housing based on the angle and second temperature data received from a second set of temperature sensors in the second housing. The computing device may determine a temperature difference between the first display device and the second display device, determine a remedial action, and perform the remedial action to reduce the temperature, color, and/or color intensity difference between the first display device and the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Deeder M. Aurongzeb, Joohyun Woo, Claire Hao Wen Hsu
  • Patent number: 10396861
    Abstract: A method for testing a circuit for a transponder, and transponder circuit, is provided, in which the circuit is operated in a passive mode in that the circuit is supplied with energy from a field, in which, during the passive mode, the circuit receives a command via the field to activate a test routine, in which memory content is stored by the test routine as test data in a memory area of a memory of the circuit predetermined by the test routine, in which, during the passive mode, the test data are transmitted via the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Lepek, Detlef Dieball
  • Patent number: 10367270
    Abstract: Electrical system for a vehicle that provides power and communications to vehicular devices includes a (singular) electrical bus having elongate wires, and connector assemblies situated at different locations along the wires. The connector assemblies include a splice housing defining an inlet and outlet for the wires, the wires passing from the inlet to the outlet through the splice housing without being interrupted, and a connector attached to the splice housing. An electrical conduit, such as one or more wires, is attached at one end region to each connector and at an opposite end region to a respective cluster or cluster control unit. Each cluster or cluster control unit is electrically coupled to at least one vehicular device. Power and communications are provided to the vehicular devices by a power source and communications source through the bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S Breed, Wendell C Johnson, Wilbur E DuVall
  • Patent number: 10339604
    Abstract: Methods and systems for modifying resources equipped to manage loss events and processing associated therewith based on an analysis of real-time data. An insurance provider can maintain historical data that indicates resources usage data for managing previously-occurring loss events. The insurance provider can receive real-time first-party and third-party loss event data from a variety of sources, the loss event data being associated with a recent or forecasted loss event. The insurance provider can compare the received loss event data to the historical data to determine that resources configured to manage insurance claim processing resulting from the loss event may need to be modified. In embodiments, the resources may be hardware or software resources, a workforce, physical goods or supplies, or other resources. The insurance provider can facilitate the appropriate resource modification by interfacing with various components and entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: Michael K. Cook
  • Patent number: 10338544
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with Process Control systems including a client IED and a plurality of server IEDs connected to an Ethernet communication network. A protocol analyzer tool connected to the communication network captures messages directed to the client IED and assigns, from a standardized configuration representation of the PC system comprising the logical data flow definitions, a server or source IED to each captured message. A client IED independent way of diagnosing a cause of client overload problems is provided by analyzing statistically the captured messages. Such statistical approach allows identifying any operating server or source IED sending, on average, more messages than during a preceding period or more messages than calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Heinz Brodbeck, Wolfgang Wimmer
  • Patent number: 10341217
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for testing a data connection (e.g., network connection and/or packet-based service connection) and determining a performance condition of the data connection. The data connection may depend on conditions of an access network and/or a local area network. In some embodiments, a local performance test device may be in communication with an access network and/or a local area network. The local performance test device may receive a request to test the access network and/or the local area network. The local performance test device may further be configured to analyze the access network and/or the local area network to determine whether a data connection issue is occurring on the access network and/or the local area network. Once the local performance test device determines where a performance issue is occurring, the local performance test device may send the result of the test to a requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Centurylink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 10334415
    Abstract: A voice user interface (VUI) may be deployed for controlling network components and devices of a telecommunications network. A voice command received at a voice interface device connected to a telecommunications network may be converted into a persistent data representation via a speech interpretation engine. The persistent data representation is sent to an intent mapping service that maps persistent data representations to intermediate command representations. In turn, a command interpreter of the telecommunications network may receive the intermediate command representation from the intent mapping service. The command interpreter may translate the intermediate command representation into an action command for performing a task with respect to network components or devices of the telecommunications network. The action command may be executed via a controller interface of the telecommunications network with respect to the network components or the devices of the telecommunication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Samson Kwong, Peter Myron, Michael Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10305939
    Abstract: A management system is provided that includes a memory storing a program and a processor configured to execute the program to implement processes of receiving a communication start request from a first terminal for starting communication with a second terminal corresponding to a communication counterpart of the first terminal, determining whether communication can be established between the first terminal and the second terminal based on information on a codec supported by the first terminal and information on a codec supported by the second terminal, and transmitting a determination result of the determination to the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Morita, Takuya Imai, Shoh Nagamine, Junpei Mikami
  • Patent number: 10296477
    Abstract: A system having a data bus, bus controller(s), remote terminal(s) and a logger. The data bus has an inverted differential line and a non-inverted differential line. The bus controller(s) are electrically coupled to the data bus. The remote terminal(s) are electrically coupled to the data bus. The logger has a bus transceiver and a controller. The bus transceiver is electrically coupled to the data bus. The controller is electrically coupled to the transceiver. The controller is configured to: capture a non-inverted data stream from the bus transceiver, capture an inverted data stream from the bus transceiver, convert the non-inverted data stream into non-inverted packets having a packet size, convert the inverted data stream into inverted packets having the packet size; and write the non-inverted data packets and inverted data packets to a non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the AirForce
    Inventor: David C. Prentice
  • Patent number: 10282976
    Abstract: An electrical hand-held device for body treatment, having a treatment part for performing at least one electrically operated body treatment function, and having a handle body for holding the hand-held device. The hand-held device further includes an electronic component for controlling the at least one electrically operated body treatment function. The electronic component contains a data transmission module for wireless, bidirectional data transmission. The data transmission module includes a microcontroller, at least one memory for storing data, and an antenna, wherein the data transmission module is designed to produce, in a contact-free manner, at least some of the electrical energy which is required for operation of said data transmission module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TRISA HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Philipp Pfenniger, Hanspeter Meier
  • Patent number: 10268623
    Abstract: A method for operating a data transfer system includes connecting a first data transfer device to a first data line which is connected to a first data interface, connecting a second data transfer device to a second data line which is connected to a second data interface, and transferring data over the first data interface. In order to achieve reliable operation of the data transfer system, a transfer of data through the second data interface is prevented. A data transfer system and a rail vehicle set having a plurality of railcars and a data transfer system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Mobility GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Dirauf
  • Patent number: 10218595
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments to determine network transit time for a packet. A request packet for determining a network transit time is received. A reply packet is transmitted to the requester in response to the request packet. A reply packet is transmitted to the requester. The reply packet includes information about a packet processing time. This packet processing time includes a time between the receiving of the request packet and the transmitting of the reply packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Dawson, Gerard J. Heinz, Brent Ryan Nash, Bruce McKenzie, Heath Hunnicutt
  • Patent number: 10198333
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is described herein for providing a test, validation, and debug architecture. At a target or base level, hardware hooks (Design for Test or DFx) are designed into and integrated with silicon parts. A controller may provide abstracted access to such hooks, such as through an abstraction layer that abstracts low level details of the hardware DFx. In addition, the abstraction layer through an interface, such as APIs, provides services, routines, and data structures to higher-level software/presentation layers, which are able to collect test data for validation and debug of a unit/platform under test. Moreover, the architecture potentially provides tiered (multiple levels of) secure access to the test architecture. Additionally, physical access to the test architecture for a platform may be simplified through use of a unified, bi-directional test access port, while also potentially allowing remote access to perform remote test and debug of a part/platform under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark B. Trobough, Keshavan K. Tiruvallur, Chinna B. Prudvi, Christian E. Iovin, David W. Grawrock, Jay J. Nejedlo, Ashok N. Kabadi, Travis K. Goff, Evan J. Halprin, Kapila B. Udawatta, Jiun Long Foo, Wee Hoo Cheah, Vui Yong Liew, Selvakumar Raja Gopal, Yuen Tat Lee, Samie B. Samaan, Kip C. Killpack, Neil Dobler, Nagib Z. Hakim, Brian Meyer, William H. Penner, John L. Baudrexl, Russell J. Wunderlich, James J. Grealish, Kyle Markley, Timothy S. Storey, Loren J. McConnell, Lyle E. Cool, Mukesh Kataria, Rahima K. Mohammed, Tieyu Zheng, Yi Amy Xia, Ridvan A. Sahan, Arun R. Ramadorai, Priyadarsan Patra, Edwin E. Parks, Abhijit Davare, Padmakumar Gopal, Bruce Querbach, Hermann W. Gartler, Keith Drescher, Sanjay S. Salem, David C. Florey
  • Patent number: 10194549
    Abstract: A system and a method for supporting a hierarchical connection of an accessory apparatus to a terminal and other accessory apparatuses are provided. The accessory apparatus includes a terminal connection interface connecting to a terminal, at least one connection interface connecting at least one other accessory apparatus, and an apparatus controller setting and controlling the terminal to identify a resistance value corresponding to a particular accessory apparatus according to whether the at least one other accessory apparatus is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seunghwan Lee
  • Patent number: 10181742
    Abstract: An electronic device including a connector and a charger is provided. The connector is arranged for coupling to a power supply external to the electronic device, wherein the power supply is arranged to provide a supply voltage to the electronic device to charge a battery of the electronic device. The charger is coupled to the connector and selectively operated in a normal mode or a self-test mode, wherein when the charger operates in the normal mode, the charger is arranged for receiving the supply voltage via a power pin of the connector to charge the battery of the electronic device; and when the charger operates in the self-test mode, the charger provides a specific voltage to the power pin of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan Hsu, Yu-Yuan Kuo
  • Patent number: 10157511
    Abstract: A method for diagnosing a state in a vehicle, which has a CAN communications bus to which electronic control units of the vehicle are connected, includes providing a rest state of the vehicle; coupling a diagnostic testing device to at least one diagnostic terminal of the vehicle; monitoring of the CAN communications bus by the diagnostic testing device with regard to CAN messages sent out after entry into the rest state; detecting of a CAN message sent out on the CAN communications bus after entry into the rest state, and assigning of the detected CAN message to an electronic control unit sending out the CAN message; providing information regarding a chronological appearance of the detected CAN message in a series of CAN messages appearing on the CAN communications bus after entry into the rest state; and providing information for identifying the electronic control unit sending out the detected CAN message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Woerz, Klaus Treiber, Matthias Engelhardt
  • Patent number: 10152660
    Abstract: A smart card read/write method is performed at a terminal, including: sensing a touch event of a smart card, and obtaining an application identifier corresponding to the touch event; searching for a third-party application link corresponding to the application identifier, and capturing and displaying a web page corresponding to the third-party application link, the web page comprising a function menu and an instruction script corresponding to options in the function menu being preselected from a preset standard script library; obtaining an option triggered in the function menu on the web page, and sending a smart card control request to a platform application server by executing an instruction script corresponding to the triggered option; and receiving a smart card control instruction returned by the platform application server, and invoking a corresponding interface function according to the smart card control instruction to read/write the smart card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yongjie Li, Qiang Lu
  • Patent number: 10142210
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for monitoring the performance of an in-line tool without adding data to network traffic routed through the in-line tool. In some embodiments, performance of the in-line tool is based on a measured latency introduced by the processing of packets through the in-line tool. In some embodiments, network traffic is adaptively routed based on the measured latency at the in-line tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Gigamon Inc.
    Inventors: Zbigniew Sufleta, Jason Lee, Ramakrishna Manchiraju-Venkata, Tanmay Kishore, Yan Xiu
  • Patent number: 10012681
    Abstract: The invention supports and promotes testing of Substation Automation (SA) functions involving intermediary Logical Nodes (LN) in SA systems of operating substations, specifically with minimized impact on the substation and/or the SA system and without having to completely deactivate or isolate entire parts of the substation. A test is set up by defining at least one input LN where the test scenario input signals will be applied, and by determining output LNs where expected output values shall be observed. Based on the data flow between LNs as defined in the System Configuration Description (SCD) file a test preparing tool automatically determines all intermediary LNs logically arranged between these input and output LNs. The intermediary LNs and the IEDs that are affected by the function test are identified and subsequently marked for “test” or “simulation” mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Wimmer
  • Patent number: 9992210
    Abstract: A system for data communications includes a port scan detector, a decoy port system, a data packet hash manager, an encapsulated artificial intelligence system and an offensive code system configured to implant offensive code in the sending device and to control operation of the sending device if the sending device is the hostile device, if the sending device is not operating the has increment system and if the data communications are not consistent with the levelling algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: MYTH INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: James Albert Luckett, Jr., Chad Michael Rowlee, Robert Michael Brooks, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9928305
    Abstract: A composite webpage contains several webpages coupled together appearing as a separate image. Demarcation lines are used to isolate the boundaries of the edges of each individual webpage. The demarcation lines form block-like geometry. Each block contains one webpage. As the user moves the portable unit, the background composite webpage slides across the screen of the portable device. To the user, the background composite webpage appears stationary as if the screen of the portable unit is transparent. These features are advantageous to social websites, ease of portable device use, in the visitation of websites and email servers. This has several benefits since now relative distances and angular displacements within the plane between objects that are outside of the range of the screen of the handheld unit can be immediately be located and placed into view on the screen of a portable unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: TrackThings LLC
    Inventor: Thaddeus John Gabara
  • Patent number: 9927285
    Abstract: A vibration analysis system including a sensor to be coupled to a machine to measure vibration data, a data acquisition and processing unit to communicate with the sensor to receive the measured vibration data from the sensor and to perform test operations on the received vibration data to calculate vibration parameters, and at least one control unit to transmit operation requests instructing the data acquisition and processing unit to start receiving the vibration data from the sensor, to perform test operations, and to transmit corresponding vibration parameters over a wireless communication link to the control unit. The data acquisition and processing unit includes a data management unit such that when the communication link is broken, the data acquisition and processing unit continues to perform the test operations, and when the communication link is reestablished, the data management unit transmits the vibration parameters to the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Azima Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Ralph Piety, Dana Kendrick Martin, Robert Scott Raber
  • Patent number: 9898380
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated wiring and configuration verification are disclosed. A plurality of data buses may be tested utilizing a verification method disclosed herein. The verification method may include: transmitting a unique data sequence on each particular data bus of the plurality of data buses from a transmitting unit to a receiving unit, wherein the transmitting unit and the receiving unit are connected at least in part utilizing the particular data bus; analyzing a data sequence received at the receiving unit to determine a connection correctness for the particular data bus; and reporting the connection correctness for each particular data bus of the plurality of data buses to a user. The verification method is capable of not only detecting the presence of each bus, but also verifying the integrity of the connection provided by each bus. Various types of wiring faults may be detected effectively and efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Graham A. Ball, Peter N. Brongel, Charles J. Sitter, Nicholas H. Bloom
  • Patent number: 9876692
    Abstract: A cloud-based monitoring apparatus includes a cloud-based network system, a cloud-based database connected with the cloud-based network system, at least one gateway control unit connected with the cloud-based network system, at least one mobile apparatus connected signally with the cloud-based database, at least one basic detection module connected signally with the gateway control unit, at least one serial bus module connected signally with the gateway control unit, at least one analog I/O module connected signally with the gateway control unit, at least one digital I/O module connected signally with the gateway control unit, and an ISP connected signally with the cloud-based database. The gateway control unit, the basic detection module, the serial bus module, the analog I/O module, and the digital I/O module are all mounted in a monitored environment and have at least individual monitor parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: GROWTHMENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen-Kuo Lai
  • Patent number: 9864346
    Abstract: A method for connecting a switching station automation device, protection device or field device according to the IEC61850 communication standard to an industry automation field bus of an industry automation system. The method includes producing a modified SCL (Substation Configuration Description Language) technical manual file, SCL technical manual file is expanded by implementing at least one data object with mapping information in the form of communication- and functional parameters of the industry automation field bus, compiling the modified SCL technical manual file into a Device Type Manager component, and configuring the switching station automation device by the FDT frame application using the DTM component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC AUTOMATION GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Patri
  • Patent number: 9832285
    Abstract: To select a communication sequence for automating user's operations, a system performing a user's operation is provided, which acquires and stores a communication history of a client with a server in receipt of a user's operation; accesses the storage to detect from the history a plurality of communication sequences that cause the same screen transition on the client; accesses the storage to select an input parameter that is included in all of the plurality of communication sequences and that has a parameter value changed for each communication sequence; accepts an input of a new parameter value to be set as a value of the selected input parameter; and sets the new parameter value to the selected input parameter in response to the input of the new parameter value, to execute a communication sequence that causes the same screen transition as that caused by the detected communication sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yayoi Fujiwara, Yasuhisa Gotoh, Yasutomo Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9827924
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for detecting loss of communication in a vehicle network. In one example, a method may include determining a diagnostic time threshold based on an estimated duration for failure of vehicle operation under current operating conditions due to a loss of communication with a control module in the vehicle network. Further, in response to a duration of loss of communication exceeding the time threshold, a loss of communication DTC may be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Rockwell, Dennis Seung-Man Yang
  • Patent number: 9811445
    Abstract: A method and system for testing the end-to-end performance of cloud based applications. Real workload is created for the cloud based applications using synthetic users. The load and length of demand may be adjusted to address different traffic models allowing the measurement and analysis of user performance metrics under specified conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Cloudy Days Inc.
    Inventors: Paola Moretto, Paola Rossaro
  • Patent number: 9759770
    Abstract: An arrangement for the partial release of a debug interface of a programmable hardware component, whereby a first logic for the programmable hardware component can be stored in a configuration memory and a configuration device is designed to program the programmable hardware component via a configuration interface of the programmable hardware component according to the first logic. The configuration device is further designed to register a programming process of the programmable hardware component which occurs via the debug interface according to a second logic and, upon termination of the programming process occurring via the debug interface, reprograms the programmable hardware component according to the first logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: dSPACE digital signal processing and control engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Bockelkamp, Marc Dressler
  • Patent number: 9749775
    Abstract: A method by a near-field communication (NFC) device is described. The method includes receiving, at an NFC controller, an end of test response from a lower tester (LT) device that indicates completion by the LT device of an NFC Forum test case. The method also includes sending an end of test message from the NFC controller to a device host. The method further includes initiating, by the device host, a deactivation process for the LT device upon receiving the end of test message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Juan Guerrero Ramirez, Manmohan Rawat
  • Patent number: 9699200
    Abstract: An inline ARINC data authenticity inspection module, method and computer program product are provided. In the context of a method, ARINC data that is transmitted via an ARINC bus is received into a buffer partition. The method also includes inspecting the ARINC data from the buffer partition within an inspection partition. The method further includes determining, as a result of having inspected the ARINC data within the inspection partition, whether the ARINC data is authentic. In an instance in which the ARINC data is determined to not be authentic, the method logs receipt of the ARINC data that is determined to not be authentic. However, in an instance in which the ARINC data is determined to be authentic, the method permits data corresponding to the ARINC data to be transmitted to an intended destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel Nguyen, Jason W. Shelton, Timothy M. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9638723
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a status estimation apparatus includes detector, calculator, estimator and specifying unit. Detector detects a status change of any of electrical devices based on measurement data of a current flowing in a distribution line supplies power to the devices. Calculator calculates a current waveform change and a power change associated with the status change based on the measurement data. Estimator estimates a candidate originating from the status change based on the current waveform change. Specifying unit specifies a device caused the status change and a type of the status change based on the power change and an estimation result of the candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yasuo Takagi, Kyosuke Katayama, Kazuto Kubota
  • Patent number: 9630324
    Abstract: A system for robotic device control and data acquisition, comprising a robotic device control system adapted to receive sensor-based data comprising physical object information, the sensor-based data being received from a plurality of sources, each source comprising at least a physical sensor in communication with the robotic device control system computer via a communications network, an enhanced robotic device control application adapted to receive sensor-based data from the robotic device control system computer and manipulate the sensor-based data to produce enhanced data, and a method for robotic device control and data acquisition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SKUR, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Cohen, James L. Barber, Michael A. Singer, Daniel Chavez, Farid W Saddik, James Creasy, Alan Gushurst
  • Patent number: 9582410
    Abstract: A method is provided for testing a computer system, which system includes an interface supporting connection to one or more hardware devices. The method comprises initially performing a plurality of discrete software test processes in a first order of performance. For each test process, by reference to the said interface, the hardware device interactions occasioned by each said test process are recorded. Subsequently the said test processes are run in a second order of performance, which second order is derived from the record of hardware device interactions. A computer system configured to implement the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Brady, Aled A. Griffiths, Joel M. Keeble, Michael O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9577895
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system, method and apparatus for troubleshooting one or more communications between a first device and a second device. A monitoring device disposed between the first device and the second device receives a message associated with the communication(s), analyzes the received message and stores the analyzed message whenever the analyzed message satisfies one or more troubleshooting criteria. The one or more troubleshooting criteria may include one or more data element criteria, one or more event-based criteria, one or more time-based criteria, one or more logical operators or a combination thereof. The method can be implemented using a computer program embodied on a computer readable medium having one or more code segments to perform the method steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Ghassan Naim, Srikrishna Kurapati
  • Patent number: 9568547
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a bandwidth management controller is coupled to a debug interconnect to dynamically allocate buffer space of a plurality of data buffers to hardware trace information, software trace information, and firmware trace information. The bandwidth management controller further includes a control logic to dynamically control at least one of a voltage and a frequency of the debug interconnect based at least in part on a debug activity level or a functional activity level. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sankaran M. Menon, Babu TRP, Rolf Kuehnis
  • Patent number: 9571188
    Abstract: An apparatus for inline monitoring of transmit signals is disclosed. The apparatus includes a processor, and one or more fiber optic lines for supplying a transmit signal to/from a remote transmission station. The processor is configured to receive input for selecting one or more fiber optic lines for examination, determine at least one property of the transmit signal to be monitored, and retrieve information corresponding to the at least one property for a predetermined period of time. The processor is further configured to output a visual representation of the retrieved information, perform an analysis of the retrieved information and the visual representation, and facilitate identification of at least one status associated with the transmit signal based, at least in part, on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Bhanu P. Durvasula, Tariq Muhammad, Neil H. Tender, Esmail H. Chitalwala, Alex Saad