Probability Determination Patents (Class 702/181)
  • Patent number: 10996665
    Abstract: Systems, methods, non-transitory computer readable media can be configured to accessing a target sensor log corresponding to a first machine; accessing one or more prior sensor logs corresponding to the first machine and one or more prior sensor logs corresponding to a plurality of second machines which are of the same type as the first machine; accessing a plurality of computer readable logs corresponding to the first machine and the second machines, the computer readable logs for each second machine comprising a maintenance log comprising a plurality of maintenance task objects, each maintenance task object comprising a time and a maintenance task type; determining a set of statistical metrics characterising a difference between the target sensor log and each prior sensor log; selecting a sub-set of the prior sensor logs in dependence upon the statistical metrics; analysing the maintenance logs to correlate each prior sensor log included in the subset to one or more correlated maintenance tasks; selecting a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Ezra Spiro, Andre Frederico Cavalheiro Menck, Anshuman Prasad, Arthur Thouzeau, Caroline Henry, Charles Shepherd, Jennifer Yip, Joanna Peller, Marco Diciolla, Matthew Todd, Peter Maag, Spencer Tank, Thomas Powell
  • Patent number: 10984321
    Abstract: A computational system for solving a non-deterministic polynomial problem, involving a parellel processor operable by a set of self-updatable executable instructions storable on a non-transient memory device and configuring the parallel processor to interface with an information acquisition program, heuristically acquire information, through the information acquisition program, via a first transference and a second transference, whereby heuristic information is acquired, parametrically evolve the heuristic information, whereby parametrically evolved heuristic information is provided, reuse the parametrically evolved heuristic information to further heuristically acquire information, whereby iterative parametrically evolved heuristic information is provided, and self-update the set of executable instructions based on the iterative parametrically evolved heuristic information, whereby a self-updated set of executable instructions is provided, whereby the self-updated set of executable instructions facilitates i
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Stuart H. Rubin
  • Patent number: 10980463
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique of determining a driver's tension level (tension state degree) in vehicle driving in detail with a simple configuration. According to the technique, a nonlinear analyzing unit 110 of a driver's tension level determining apparatus 100 determining the tension level in driving of a driver acquires the driving operation amounts relating to driving operations of a driver (the operation amounts relating to operations of an accelerator pedal, a brake pedal, a handle, and the like), and then calculates the Lyapunov exponents about the driving operation amounts by performing nonlinear analysis processing. A frequency spectrum analyzing unit 120 calculates the power spectral density of time series data of the Lyapunov exponents, and then calculates an integrated value of a predetermined low frequency band in the calculated power spectral density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO IT LABORATORY, INC.
    Inventor: Tomokatsu Okuya
  • Patent number: 10977300
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an index generating method and index generating apparatus capable of accurately and stably generating an index for measuring a width of a subject, and a measuring method capable of accurately and stably measuring a width of a subject. An index generating method according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: an image input step of inputting an image obtained by imaging a linear subject; a density distribution acquiring step of acquiring, from the input image, a plurality of density distributions along a direction orthogonal to a width direction of the linear subject, which are density distributions in the width direction of the linear subject; a function calculating step of calculating a probability distribution function corresponding to the acquired plurality of density distributions; and an index generating step of generating an index indicating a width of the subject based on the calculated probability distribution function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kikuchi, Masashi Kuranoshita
  • Patent number: 10977569
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method for visualization of anomalies in time series data on a graphical user interface, a plurality of time series data is dynamically displayed in a graph of the graphical user interface, the plurality of time series data including data points represented as numerical measurements. An indication that a time series data of the plurality of time series data includes an anomaly is received. Responsive to receiving the indication that the time series data of the plurality of time series data includes an anomaly, a visualization of at least a region of the time series data including the anomaly is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Clement Pang
  • Patent number: 10970637
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for optimizing research of an abstracted issue with a plurality of analytics engines is described. The method includes receiving a problem report at an analytics engine controller. The problem report includes symptoms of a problem in a computing system. The analytics engine forwards the problem report to a research optimization engine that abstracts one or more issues associated with the problem based on the symptoms of the problem. The research optimization engine then obtains anomaly research data for one or more of diagnosing the problem and fixing the problem. The anomaly research data is based on the one or more abstracted issues. The research optimization engine associates the abstracted issues with corresponding portions of the anomaly research data, then assigns the abstracted issues and corresponding portions of the anomaly research data to at least one of the plurality of analytics engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Michael P. Clarke, Matt R. Hogstrom
  • Patent number: 10970340
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to systems and methods for network virtualization for web applications. For example, a WAN controller may receive from a backend query processor, a first tenant user query table that describes a first set of query types for a first user. The first set of query types may comprises a first query type having a first computational weight and a second query type having a second computational weight less than the first computational weight. The WAN controller may determine that a first network path to a web application data center is less congested that a second network path to the web application data center. The WAN controller may send a first flow entry to a first network appliance on the first network path instructing the first network appliance on the first network path to send packets associated with queries of the first set of query types to a second network appliance on the first network path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Mayank Tiwary, Sabyasachi Dhal
  • Patent number: 10962968
    Abstract: Sensor data is received from a plurality of sensors contained in an electrical submersible pump (ESP) deployed in a well hole. An early indication of an ESP failure that is imminent is determined in real time using a pattern recognition methodology based on the sensor data and a pattern detection model that correlates historical ESP failures with historical sensor readings. A notification of the imminence of the ESP failure is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Abdulmonam Al-Maghlouth, Obiomalotaoso Leonard Isichei, Mohammad Fahad Al-Qasimi
  • Patent number: 10942209
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to novel systems and methods that incorporate advanced inference algorithms can be developed to detect floating neutrals using phasor measurements. In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to the use of phasor measurements to detect and localize floating neutrals in a distributed power network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Aclara Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Lakshan Piyasinghe, David W. Rieken
  • Patent number: 10929264
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for measuring effective utilization of a service practitioner for ticket resolution via a wearable device are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes determining one or more keywords related to multiple information technology action item categories; matching the determined keywords to a set of keystroke data, wherein the keystroke data are captured (i) by a remote device associated with an information technology action item practitioner (ii) over a fixed duration of time; computing, based on said matching the amount of the fixed duration of time spent by the information technology action item practitioner attempting to resolve an information technology action item from among the multiple categories; and outputting the computed amount of time to at least one user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Arjun R. Akula, Gargi B. Dasgupta, Vijay Ekambaram, Ramasuri Narayanam
  • Patent number: 10928801
    Abstract: Techniques for qualifying for use in an overall manufacturing process items produced by a bulk manufacturing process that has a plurality of batch effects are presented. The techniques can include obtaining a collection of items produced by a bulk manufacturing process that has a plurality of batch effects; measuring a quantifiable property of a sample of items from the collection of items; developing a linear mixed model for the quantifiable property based on the measuring; determining a statistical process control standard deviation for the collection of items based on the linear mixed model; computing a statistical process control parameter from the statistical process control standard deviation; determining that at least a portion of the collection of items conform to the statistical process control parameter; accepting at least a portion of the collection of items; and using at least a portion of the collection of items in the overall manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Lindsay L. W. Jones, Kelsea Cox, Robert M. Lawton
  • Patent number: 10916071
    Abstract: An apparatus for predicting structural degradation and performing maintenance induction for a plurality of in-service aircraft is provided. The apparatus identifies maintenance requirements for the plurality of in-service aircraft and receives fatigue metric values on historical usage and structural health condition of the plurality of in-service aircraft. The apparatus predicts levels of structural degradation to the plurality of in-service aircraft based on the fatigue metric values and assigns maintenance priorities to the plurality of in-service aircraft based on the levels of structural degradation. The apparatus generates an instruction to route an aircraft of the plurality of in-service aircraft to a maintenance facility for maintenance based on a maintenance priority of the maintenance priorities assigned to the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John Matthew Boggio, Alexander Stephen Burch
  • Patent number: 10909293
    Abstract: A method for performing multiple simulations for a circuit using a first plurality of samples is provided. The method includes obtaining a model of the circuit based on a result of the simulations, determining a failure rate and a confidence interval of the failure rate for the circuit with the performance model. The method includes determining an importance distribution based on the failure rate for the first plurality of samples, wherein the importance distribution is indicative of a probability that a sample value for the circuit will fail the simulation, selecting a second plurality of samples based on the importance distribution, performing a second set of simulations using the second plurality of samples to reduce the confidence interval of the failure rate. When the confidence interval is larger than a value, obtaining an updated performance model and performing new Monte Carlo simulations with new samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Wangyang Zhang, Hongzhou Liu, Richard J. O'Donovan, Michael Tian
  • Patent number: 10909022
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for identifying and tracking application performance incidents may include (1) receiving, by an incident tracking system, data representative of a time series, the time series including a time-ordered plurality of values of a performance metric associated with a program, (2) identifying, by the incident tracking system, a discontinuity in the time series, (3) associating, by the incident tracking system, the identified discontinuity in the time series with a change in source code associated with the program, and (4) executing, by the incident tracking system, an automated action based on the association of the identified discontinuity with the change in the source code. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Hangjin Zhang, Donghang Guo, Jeffrey Scott Dunn, Jonathan Michael Wiepert, Luke Reynold Styles
  • Patent number: 10891580
    Abstract: A service design assistance apparatus includes an input apparatus, a storage, a display, and an arithmetic apparatus. The arithmetic apparatus, in response to a specific request received via an input apparatus, placing objects for a service of a new design target in corresponding areas on the design screen, the objects representing a relevant business, a problem with the business, a value to be obtained by solving the problem, a service to provide the value, and an apparatus or technology needed for the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kumagai, Toshiyuki Ono, Kenji Baba, Masaaki Tanizaki, Masataka Araki
  • Patent number: 10867191
    Abstract: A method for detecting and/or tracking an object in surroundings of a vehicle is described. The method ascertains, at a first time, on the basis of sensor data from one or more ambient sensors of the vehicle, measurement data for a multiplicity of cells of a grid of the surroundings of the vehicle, the measurement data for a first cell indicating an object probability. Moreover, the method ascertains an occupancy probability of the first cell being occupied by an object that was already detected at a preceding time. The method further assigns the first cell to the object in dependence on the object probability and in dependence on the occupancy probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sascha Steyer, Georg Tanzmeister
  • Patent number: 10864410
    Abstract: A Bluetooth chip designed to track proximity and play a sound, along with an accelerometer, that is embedded inside of a golf ball is disclosed. The technology inside the balls allows it to be found quickly through proximity and sound, and the app gives a golfer helpful analytical data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Graff Golf LLC
    Inventors: Michael Eberle, Patrick Kelly, Aaron Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10824951
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is disclosed that operates in conjunction with machine learning binary classification of an event. The method generates a rule relating to whether or not the event will occur. In one embodiment, the method includes obtaining foreground sequences corresponding to the event happening and background sequences corresponding to the event not happening. For each foreground sequence of a number of foreground sequences, the computer computes a plurality of difference values. The rule may be determined based on a largest difference value for one of the plurality of foreground sequences. A corresponding system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rui Yan, Shutao Yuan
  • Patent number: 10796066
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure address systems and methods for shortening clock-tree wirelength based on target offsets in connected routes. A clock tree comprising routes that interconnect a plurality of clock-tree instances is accessed from memory. A clock-tree instance is selected for evaluation. A baseline power consumption measurement corresponding to a sub-tree of the clock-tree instance with the clock-tree instance at a first size is determined. An alternative power consumption measurement corresponding to the sub-tree of the clock-tree instance with the clock-tree instance at a second size is determined. Based on determining that the baseline power consumption measurement is less than the alternative power consumption measurement, the clock-tree instance is resized according to the second size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Amin Farshidi, Zhuo Li
  • Patent number: 10789594
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for evaluating an application manufacturer's credibility to produce or maintain a mobile device application. The method includes gathering information about an application manufacturer, wherein the information includes at least one of: (i) publicly available information about the manufacture; (ii) private information provided by the manufacturer; and (iii) source code information for the application developed by the manufacturer. With the computer system, the gathered information is stored in a manufacturer profile, which includes a plurality of attributes of the manufacturer. The computer system uses the manufacturer profile to calculate a score for the manufacturer, which is then used to calculate an application risk score associated with applications produced or maintained by the manufacturer. The risk score reflects, at least in part, the credibility of the manufacturer to produce or maintain the mobile device application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Moshir Vantures, Limited, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin K Moshir, Sean Moshir, Ali A Khanban, Shayan Mashatian
  • Patent number: 10761921
    Abstract: A plurality of potential fault scenarios are accessed, wherein a given potential fault scenario of the plurality of potential fault scenarios has at least one corresponding root cause, and a representation of the given potential fault scenario comprises a don't care value. An actual fault scenario from telemetry received from a monitored system is generated. The actual fault scenario is matched against the plurality of potential fault scenarios. One or more matched causes are output as one or more probable root cause failures of the monitored system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: OptumSoft, Inc.
    Inventor: David R. Cheriton
  • Patent number: 10757140
    Abstract: A method for checking policy compliance of events of an event stream includes receiving the events; grouping a plurality of the received events into a plurality of slices based upon a policy specification and an event classification; determining whether a policy violation has occurred by concurrently evaluating at least two of the slices according to the policy specification; and in a case in which the policy violation is determined, reporting the policy violation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Felix Klaedtke
  • Patent number: 10741079
    Abstract: The route prediction system according to the invention includes a measurement unit to measure an area including a host vehicle and other moving vehicles, a vehicle detection unit to detect the host vehicle and at least two of the surrounding vehicles having collision possibilities on the basis of observation results observed by the observation unit, a hypothesis generation unit to generate plural hypotheses for the at least two of the surrounding vehicles detected by the vehicle detection unit to avoid collision, a likelihood calculation unit to calculate a likelihood indicating probability of occurrence of each of the plural hypotheses generated by the hypothesis generation unit, and a predicted route analysis unit to analyze, on the basis of the likelihood calculated by the likelihood calculation unit, predicted routes of the at least two of the surrounding vehicles, and output the analysis result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Takabayashi, Yasushi Obata, Kyosuke Konishi
  • Patent number: 10706697
    Abstract: A guard dog station for preventing entrance to a venue of individuals identified as not eligible to enter. The guard dog station has at least one camera extending to a height of the face of an average person. A processor within the guard dog station is connected to the at least one camera. The processor being connected to a database that contains images and names of individuals who are authorized or not authorized to enter the venue. A speaker mounted on the guard dog station produces the sound of a barking dog in response to identification of an unauthorized individual. Additionally provided is a laptop for the guard to view images of individuals approaching the guard dog station who are or are not authorized to enter the venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Robert William Kocher
  • Patent number: 10694994
    Abstract: A relationship relating a load of exercise and a user's aerobic capacity may be determined as follows. A processor circuit of a device may retrieve, from a memory, a prior probability distribution of the load of exercise and a prior probability distribution of the user's aerobic capacity. The processor circuit may compute a joint prior probability of the load of exercise and the user's aerobic capacity. The processor circuit may compute a joint likelihood of the load of exercise and the user's aerobic capacity based on data indicative of a measured time-stamped work rate and a measured time-stamped heart rate. The processor circuit may combine the joint prior probability and the joint likelihood to produce a joint posterior probability. The processor circuit may use the joint posterior probability to determine a relationship relating the load of exercise and the user's aerobic capacity and output a calorie calculation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Singh Alvarado, Craig H. Mermel, Hung A. Pham, Karthik Jayaraman Raghuram, Xing Tan
  • Patent number: 10690364
    Abstract: Embodiments for facility management by a processor. Operations are performed to collect and track environmentally-related data of the facility over time. Predictive analytics are applied to the environmentally-related data to generate decisions that are dynamically applied to environmental settings of the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emmanuel Barajas Gonzalez, Shaun E. Harrington, Harry McGregor, Christopher B. Moore
  • Patent number: 10685045
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide methods, systems and computer-readable media that employ adaptive binning and dissimilarity scores based on a quadratic form distance for multidimensional data for matching clusters in data corresponding to different sample. Some embodiments provide methods, systems and computer-readable media for rendering a first interactive display including a two-dimensional plot of at least a portion of a multidimensional data set and a corresponding second interactive display including a plurality of single parameter charts or histograms, each displaying information corresponding to one-dimensional measurements of a different parameter in the multidimensional data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Darya Y. Orlova, Stephen W. Meehan, Wayne A. Moore, Guenther Walther, David R. Parks, Leonore A. Herzenberg, Connor Meehan
  • Patent number: 10673731
    Abstract: An event analysis system receives events in a time-series from a set of monitored systems and identifies a set of alert threshold values for each of the types of events to identify outliers in the time-series at an evaluated time. Portions of historic event data is selected to identify windows of event data near the evaluated time at a set of seasonally-adjusted times to predict the value of the event type. The alert threshold value may also account for a prediction based on recent, higher-frequency events. Using the alert threshold values for a plurality of event types, the event data is compared with the alert threshold values to determine an alert level for the data. The event data types are also clustered and displayed with the alert levels to provide a visualization of the event data and identify outliers when the new event data is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Franziska Bell, David Purdy, Laszlo Korsos, Shan He
  • Patent number: 10664745
    Abstract: An array of resistive processing units (RPUs) comprises a plurality of rows of RPUs and a plurality of columns of RPUs wherein each RPU comprises an AND gate configured to perform an AND operation of a first stochastic bit stream received from a first stochastic translator translating a number encoded from a neuron in a row and a second stochastic bit stream received from a second stochastic translator translating a number encoded from a neuron in a column. A first storage is configured to store a weight value of the RPU, and a second storage is configured to store an amount of change to the weight value of the RPU. When the first stochastic bit stream and the second stochastic bit stream coincide, the amount of change to the weight value of the RPU is added to the weight value of the RPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tayfun Gokmen, Michael P. Perrone, Yurii A. Vlasov
  • Patent number: 10648469
    Abstract: A remote pump manager is provided. The remote pump manager includes pressure sensors or a depth sensor operating to determine the change in pressure of a pump, a flow sensor operating to determine flow rate of fluid exiting the pump, a power meter operating to determine power data related to operation of the pump, and a management device having a control device and a display. The pressure sensors, the flow sensor and the power meter are in communication with the management device. The management device operates to determine pump efficiencies, wherein the control device automatically determines pump efficiency data in response to receiving real time data from the pressure sensors, the flow sensor and the power meter and automatically delivers the pump efficiency data to the display for displaying the determined pump efficiency data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Lincus, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorj Nofal, Sabarish Vinod, Keith Tonkinson
  • Patent number: 10648888
    Abstract: Provided is a plant state monitoring method which monitors an operation state of a plant by using the Mahalanobis distance based on the plant state amount. The method creates a first unit space as a set of data used to be a reference when judging whether the plant operation state during a start operation period is normal according to the state amount in the plant start operation period. The method also creates a second unit space as a set of data used to be a reference when judging whether the plant operation state during a load operation period is normal according to the state amount in the plant load operation period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Takahama, Naotaka Mikami, Masashi Inoue, Yoshiyuki Hamaji
  • Patent number: 10641830
    Abstract: A battery's state of charge estimation apparatus will be provided. The battery's state of charge estimation apparatus includes: a charge and discharge current detection unit; a terminal voltage detection unit; an open circuit voltage method state of charge estimation unit for estimating an open circuit voltage of the battery and an open circuit voltage method state of charge; a current integration method state of charge estimation unit for obtaining a current integration method state of charge as a state variable; and an error correction value calculation unit for calculating an error correction value for correcting the current integration method state of charge. The current integration method state of charge estimation unit corrects the current integration method state of charge by using the error correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: Calsonic Kansei Corporation, Keio University
    Inventors: Atsushi Baba, Shuichi Adachi
  • Patent number: 10643309
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to processing a spectral dataset, such as a hyperspectral image or a large collection of individual spectra taken with the same spectrometer, to increase the signal-to-noise ratio. The methods can also be used to process a stack of images that differ by acquisition time rather than wavelength. The methods remove most of the sensor background noise with minimal corruption of image texture, anomalous or rare spectra or waveforms, and spectral or time resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Spectral Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Adler-Golden
  • Patent number: 10641585
    Abstract: An automated system and method provides for planning and response to disparate threats with combined kinetic (e.g., missile interceptor) and non-kinetic (e.g., cyber and electronic warfare) effects. The threat and effects inputs and the results of analysis tools that individually apply a single effect type to negate a threat vulnerability are normalized to a form and format ingestible by a Stochastic Math Model (SMM). The normalized inputs reflect the success/failure of the effect versus a threat vulnerability as a score, not a probability. The normalized results decompose a probability of defeat (Pdefeat) for an individual effect as a set of hierarchical parameters represented as probabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Paul Christian Hershey, Marilyn Winklareth Zett, Michael Angelo Cianciosi, II, Brianne Rene-Martinek Hoppes, Roland Dige Chang, Andrew Arnold, John Zolper, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10628838
    Abstract: Systems and methods for modeling and forecasting cyclical demand systems in the presence of dynamic control or dynamic incentives. A method for modeling a cyclical demand system comprises obtaining historical data on one or more demand measurements over a plurality of demand cycles, obtaining historical data on incentive signals over the plurality of demand cycles, constructing a model using the obtained historical data on the one or more demand measurements and the incentive signals, wherein constructing the model comprises specifying a state-space model, specifying variance parameters in the model, and estimating unknown variance parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Soumyadip Ghosh, Jonathan R. M. Hosking, Ramesh Natarajan, Shivaram Subramanian, Xiaoxuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10621164
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for the collection and aggregation of data from contributing members of a community, such as health-related, personal, genomic, medical, and other data of interest for individuals and populations. Contributors become members of a community upon creation of an account and providing of data or files. The data is received and processed, such as to analyze, structure, perform quality control, and curate the data. Value or shares in one or more community databases are computed and attributed to each contributing member. The data is controlled to avoid identification or personalization. Steps are taken to determine incompleteness and incorrectness of the data, and the data may be improved or completed automatically, based upon interaction with members, additional contributions of data, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: LunaPBC
    Inventor: Robert C. Kain
  • Patent number: 10613153
    Abstract: A method for defect pre-warning of a power device may comprise processing measurement data regarding components of the power device based on predetermined severity criteria, to obtain severities of monitoring indexes related to defects of the components. Weights of the monitoring indexes with respect to the defects are determined based on effectiveness of the monitoring indexes for the defects. A defect probability that at least one of the components has each of at least one of the defects is estimated based on the severities and the weights. Some embodiments may achieve more reliable defect probability estimation and in some embodiments defective component probability and/or device healthy may be estimated. Based on the reliable information, it may facilitate to arrange the maintenance before defects involve into a fault and assess a risk of power device operation and control, thereby improving reliability of the power device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Zhao Wang, Xiaobing Dong, Rongrong Yu
  • Patent number: 10607424
    Abstract: A structural health monitoring system comprising intelligent sensors and serial communications devices interconnecting the sensors, data acquisition units and a programmable logic controller (PLC). The intelligent sensors are individually programmable and can be tuned to listen to specific frequencies based on a scaling factor based on the sensor's location in the system being monitored, a set of pre-known frequencies based on the sensor's location in the system being monitored, and the output of a central frequency-based system sensor. An aircraft flight control application of a method embodying the present invention includes anomaly detection based on comparing one or more preprogrammed flight plan regimen variables with actual aircraft performance parameters, and taking appropriate corrective action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Appareo Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Barry D. Batcheller, Johan A. Wiig
  • Patent number: 10599982
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system for determining reliability of a machine includes receiving one of a machine data from one or more locations through an internet of things (IOT) based machine wearable sensor network. The method further includes storing the data in a distributed computer database communicatively coupled to an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and extracting, through a computer server, one or more entity information from the data to compare against a pre-defined baseline. Further, mapping, though a big data machine learning engine, the extracted one or more entity information into a multi-classification model. The method includes indicating, through a machine learning engine coupled to a predictive analytics engine, on a user interface a set of analytical predictions for machine maintenance, repair and operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MachineSense, LLC
    Inventors: Biplab Pal, Neeraj Nagi, Amit Chakrabarty
  • Patent number: 10585737
    Abstract: A system and method of obtaining an abstracted issue from a problem associated with a system include receiving a problem report. The problem report includes one or more symptoms of the problem. The method also includes deleting at least an identifier of the problem in the problem description to generate the abstracted issue, and storing the abstracted issue in a searchable database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Michael P. Clarke
  • Patent number: 10579042
    Abstract: Example implementations described herein are directed to systems and methods for defect rate analytics to reduce defectiveness in manufacturing. In an example implementation, a method include determining, from data associated with each feature for a manufacturing process, the data feature indicative of process defects detected based on the feature, an estimated condition for the feature that reduces a defect rate of the process defects, the estimated condition indicating the data into a first group and second group; calculating the rate reduction of the defect rate based on a difference in defects between the first group and the second group; for the rate reduction meeting a target confidence level for a target defect rate, applying the estimated condition to the manufacturing process associated with each of the features. In example implementations, the defect rate analytics reduce defectiveness in manufacturing with independent processes and/or dependent processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiyao Wang, Susumu Serita, Chetan Gupta
  • Patent number: 10572836
    Abstract: Techniques are described for automatic interval metadata determination for intermittent time series data. In one example, a method for determining intermittent time series interval metadata includes detecting one or more time variables in a time series data set. The method further includes determining whether the one or more time variables are intermittently regular. The method further includes determining one or more respective time intervals for the one or more time variables. The method further includes determining the parameters of intermittency for the one or more time variables. The method further includes generating an output comprising information about the one or more time variables based on the one or more respective time intervals and the parameters of intermittency for the time variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yea Jane Chu, Weicai Zhong
  • Patent number: 10572837
    Abstract: Techniques are described for automatic interval metadata determination for intermittent time series data. In one example, a method for determining intermittent time series interval metadata includes detecting one or more time variables in a time series data set. The method further includes determining whether the one or more time variables are intermittently regular. The method further includes determining one or more respective time intervals for the one or more time variables. The method further includes determining the parameters of intermittency for the one or more time variables. The method further includes generating an output comprising information about the one or more time variables based on the one or more respective time intervals and the parameters of intermittency for the time variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yea Jane Chu, Weicai Zhong
  • Patent number: 10553041
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to wirelessly receive first usage data in conjunction with a wear-state report, indicating a sensed level of system wear, from a plurality of vehicles. The processor is also configured to aggregate and analyze the first usage data to determine common parameters and corresponding values indicative of the sensed level of system wear. The processor is further configured to wirelessly receive second usage data from a vehicle lacking a sensor capable of sensing the sensed level of system wear. Also, the processor is configured to compare values of the common parameters in the second usage data to the determined values indicative of the sensed level of system wear and report a likely wear-state to the vehicle lacking the sensor, responsive to the comparison indicating a level of system wear similar to the sensed level of system wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Omar Makke, Oleg Yurievitch Gusikhin, Patrick Lawrence Jackson Van Hoecke, Perry Robinson MacNeille
  • Patent number: 10552749
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for computing a solution to a plan recognition problem. The plan recognition problem includes the model and a partially ordered sequence of observations or traces. The plan recognition is transformed into an AI planning problem such that a planner can be used to compute a solution to it. The approach is general. It addresses unreliable observations: missing observations, noisy observations (or observations that need to be discarded), and ambiguous observations). The approach does not require plan libraries or a possible set of goals. A planner can find either one solution to the resulting planning problem or multiple ranked solutions, which maps to the most plausible solution to the original problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anton Viktorovich Riabov, Shirin Sohrabi Araghi, Octavian Udrea
  • Patent number: 10546319
    Abstract: A method for selecting advertisements to embed in an online application, including detecting an access to the online application by a customer, determining, based on an impression tracker associated with the customer, and using an ad type selection model, an advertisement to embed in the online application. The advertisement is displayed to the user and the impression tracker associated with the customer is incremented. The method further includes receiving, from the user, a selection of the advertisement, storing a type of the advertisement and the value of the impression tracker as ad selection data, determining that the ad type selection model needs to be updated, and updating the ad type selection model based on the ad selection data to obtain an updated ad type selection model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Houtao Deng, John A. Bocharov, S. Satishkumar, Sean Arnold Pudney, Jaspreet Singh
  • Patent number: 10539680
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for determining the accuracy of a satellite-based navigation system for a vehicle during operation on a test route. The method includes providing a light beam propagating essentially perpendicularly to the direction of travel along the test route at each of two selected measurement points on the test route. Upon detection of the light beams impacting the vehicle perpendicularly to the direction of travel, a detection of the position and the direction of travel measured by a receiver of the satellite-based navigation system is triggered by means of an optical triggering device fastened on the vehicle. Finally, an accuracy of the satellite-based navigation system is determined on the basis of the two detected positions and directions of travel and position coordinates of the two selected measurement points. The disclosure also relates to a corresponding system for determining the accuracy of a satellite-based navigation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: David Longin
  • Patent number: 10536427
    Abstract: Mapping anonymous Internet entities to known accounts. In an embodiment, events, representing online activity and comprising IP addresses, are received from a plurality of sources. Subsets of the events are aggregated into mappings that associate the IP address, shared by the subset, with an account. Each mapping is associated with statistics regarding the events. A confidence value is calculated for each mapping based on the statistics, and a final subset of the mappings is selected based on the confidence values. Subsequently, when a request with an IP address is received, the final subset of mappings is searched for the requested IP address, and an indication of the account associated with the requested IP address is returned in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: 6SENSE INSIGHTS, INC.
    Inventors: Viral Bajaria, Premal Shah, Nitin Vijayvargiya, Dustin Chang
  • Patent number: 10528600
    Abstract: Described is a system for identifying communication behavior patterns in communication activity time series. For each pair of variables in the communication activity time series, the system determines a transfer entropy measure, an effective transfer entropy measure from a randomly reordered version of the communication activity time series, and a partial effective transfer entropy measure. A dependency matrix is generated using pair-wised effective transfer entropy measures and partial effective transfer entropy measures, where each element in the matrix represents a total influence of a communication activity time series on another communication activity time series in the future. The dependency matrix is compared with dependency matrices generated from a predefined set of communication patterns to identify the communication behavior pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Kang-Yu Ni, Tsai-Ching Lu, Qin Jiang, David J. Huber
  • Patent number: 10522031
    Abstract: A diagnostics and prediction system including a cloud system that continuously collects operating parameters from each of a number of environmental sensors and provides access to this data by a plurality of processing applications including (1) a predictive modeling system including (a) a health prediction system, (b) a sensor false alarm prediction system, (c) a zone false alarm prediction system and (d) a reporting system, (2) a system that diagnoses and predicts environmental hazardous areas and clusters areas based upon concentrations of CO in the site or building; and (3) a battery prediction system that predicts a battery life for the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: RajeshBabu Nalukurthy, Aatish Sethi, Kanaka Nagendra Prasad Naraharisetti, Kiran Reddy Singam