Diagnostic Analysis Patents (Class 702/183)
  • Patent number: 11392737
    Abstract: In a detection apparatus that detects an anomaly of equipment, in a case where a plurality of types of anomalies occur, it is desired to detect which type of anomaly has occurred. Provided is a detection apparatus that includes a sensor data obtaining unit configured to obtain sensor data of a sensor installed in equipment, a model storage unit configured to store detection models that are individually trained for each anomaly using the sensor data in an anomaly period in which the anomaly has occurred, for a plurality of types of respective anomalies of the equipment, and a detection unit configured to detect presence or absence of the plurality of types of respective anomalies from the sensor data that has been newly obtained, by using the detection models corresponding to the plurality of types of respective anomalies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotsugu Gotou, Kazutoshi Kodama
  • Patent number: 11392443
    Abstract: An example of a server including a communication interface to receive telemetry data from a plurality of client devices. The telemetry data is to indicate a health of a client device from the plurality of client devices. The server further includes a prediction engine to process the telemetry data to determine the health of the client device with a prediction model to identify a hardware issue at the client device. The server also includes a diagnostic evaluator in communication with the prediction engine. The diagnostic evaluator is to request a local confirmation of the hardware issue from the client device upon identification of the hardware issue by the prediction engine. The local confirmation is determined at the client device via a diagnostic engine. The server also includes a reporter to report the hardware issue upon receipt of the local confirmation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Carlos Silvano Valvassori, Leonardo Rodriguez Heredia, Augusto Queiroz de Macedo, Marina Pasquali
  • Patent number: 11391307
    Abstract: A hydraulic tank protection system is disclosed. The hydraulic tank protection system may include a sensor to detect a characteristic of a fluid, a fluid control device to control a flow of the fluid into or out of a reservoir of a hydraulic tank, and an electronic control module to: receive, from the sensor, information indicating the characteristic of the fluid, determine, based on the characteristic of the fluid, whether the fluid comprises a first type of fluid, and selectively provide a control signal to actuate the fluid control device to control the flow of the fluid into or out of the reservoir based on whether the fluid comprises the first type of fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas James Argenziano, Nicholas Aaron Greene, Todd M. Jennings
  • Patent number: 11385616
    Abstract: An actuator of a process control device continuously monitors actuator force and records high force values at each position point by continuously executing a routine in a processor of the actuator. The routine includes receiving from a position sensor a current position value indicating a position of a valve element in the valve, and from a force sensor a current force value indicating a force applied by the actuator. The routine also includes retrieving, from a memory device coupled to the processor, a previous force value measured at the current position, and comparing the current force values for the current position with the previous force value for the current position. If the current force value for the current position exceeds the previous force value for the current position, the routine replaces the previous force value for the current position with the current force value for the current position in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT VALVE AUTOMATION, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Walker, Mahesh Gade
  • Patent number: 11386788
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for controlling interaction between a vehicle and a vehicle-mounted device are provided according to embodiments of the disclosure. The method includes: determining whether the vehicle is in a parking state; acquiring input operation information of a user, in response to determining the vehicle being in the parking state; determining whether there is as operation matching the input operation information based on the input operation information; and sending control information for executing the operation to the vehicle-mounted device, in response to determining there being the operation matching the input operation information. The embodiment achieves controlling the vehicle-mounted device based on the vehicle state and the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: APOLLO INTELLIGENT DRIVING TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mengmeng Tang, Wanqi Chai, Junping Wang, Fan Yang, Chen Chen, Wenlong Rao
  • Patent number: 11378428
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a device for splitting a composite signal received from a multi-composite sensor, and more particularly, to a method and a device for splitting a composite signal received from a multi-composite sensor in which a composite signal, in which various detection signals for a temperature, humidity, gas leakage, fire, smoke, and an organic gas are mixed and integrated into one signal, is split into each individual detection signal and recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: WELIX Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: ki won Jung
  • Patent number: 11373839
    Abstract: Responsive to irradiation of a charged particle beam, emission from sample is acquired in the form of spectral data. The spectral data is decomposed by a machine learning estimator to abundances and spectral components based on a character of the detector. Images showing compositional information of the sample are generated based on the abundances and the spectral components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: FEI Company
    Inventors: Petr Hlavenka, Jan Klusacek, Ondrej Sembera
  • Patent number: 11374953
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided to implement a hybrid machine learning (ML) anomaly detector comprising an ensemble of unsupervised ML models and a semi-supervised ML model. The ensemble of unsupervised ML models are executed on log data to generate, for each entry in the log data, a predicted anomaly score and corresponding anomaly classification label of the entry. A partially labeled dataset is generated based on a selected subset of entries and other unlabeled log data in the log data. A similarity analysis of the unlabeled log data with entries in the selected subset of entries is performed and anomaly classification labels of the selected subset of entries are propagated to the other unlabeled log data based on the similarity analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gary I Givental, Aankur Bhatia, Lu An
  • Patent number: 11373515
    Abstract: A fire alarm communication device having a first and second output voltage which are constant during normal operation of the fire alarm communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Napco Security Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Carrieri, Thomas F. Karl, Lance S. Lindsay
  • Patent number: 11358737
    Abstract: In an example, a method for determining whether to perform aircraft maintenance is described. The method comprises selecting groupings of sensors and/or parameters associated with an aircraft type. The method comprises receiving feature data that corresponds to each grouping of sensors and/or parameters. The method comprises determining, from the feature data, values for predetermined operational metrics. The method comprises comparing the values to values for predetermined operational metrics that correspond to at least one other flight of the aircraft. The method comprises determining, based on comparing the values for the predetermined operational metrics, values of additional operational metrics. The method comprises training a machine learning model using at least the values for the additional operational metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Nile Hanov, James M. Ethington, Jason M. Keller
  • Patent number: 11347207
    Abstract: An industrial automation system that allows for communication between an operator and a processing unit, which includes contextual information, such as data, and retrieval of historical messages, for a processing unit when abnormal operational conditions are encountered, resulting in faster responses and more complete information to address the abnormal condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul Chandra Nath, David Ross Nixon, Graeme Laycock
  • Patent number: 11349434
    Abstract: Electrical component location is provided. Employed location techniques may include providing a signal, having components to be located sense the signal and report back the sensed signal, and determining relative locations for one or more of the components using the sensed signals reported by the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Fernando Rodriguez, Patrick L. Chapman, Jonathan Ehlmann
  • Patent number: 11341836
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and a non-transitory programmed medium provide real time, in-situ, persistent monitoring of a pump for the presence of anomalies and controlling pump operation to avoid a failure. Real time operating data is compared to profiles to indicate out of limit operation and to generate dynamic control signals. A vibration sensor which measures amplitude of vibration generated by the pump and at least one thermocouple provide data to a first processor collocated with the pump to enable low latency reaction. Spectral analysis is performed by the first processor. Additional operating parameter values are obtained and provided to a second processor, a remote processor or a cloud server. At least one of the processors provides signals to modulate controls to vary engine speed or shut down the engine. A cellular modem and a satellite modem interface the system and external nodes. Data collected are correlated with operating data to generate profiles indicative of conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Field Intelligence, Inc.
    Inventors: Arturo Camacho Gomez, Richard Park
  • Patent number: 11333574
    Abstract: A method may include providing a first pulse width modulation (PWM) signal to a microcontroller unit (MCU) included at a cooling fan. The method may further include receiving information from the MCU identifying a duty cycle of a second PWM signal generated by the MCU, the duty cycle of the second PWM signal determined by the MCU based on a duty cycle of the first PWM signal and based on a tachometer signal received from a rotor included at the cooling fan. The present current consumption of the cooling fan may be determined based on the duty cycle of the second PWM signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Lambert, Michael J. Stumpf, Nihit S. Bhavsar
  • Patent number: 11327801
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for adaptive resource allocation for workloads with initial condition setting. One method comprises obtaining a dataset comprising data from previous executions of a workload, wherein the data comprises a plurality of different resource allocations and parameterizations of the workload; determining an initial allocation of an amount of a resource for the workload based on a regression model characterizing a behavior of the workload, the data, a predefined service metric and a characterization of a target infrastructure; and initiating an application of the determined initial allocation of the amount of the resource for the workload. A performance of one or more of the plurality of workloads can be evaluated based on a percentage of time within a predefined error range. The regression model can be updated and/or replaced over time with new data for additional executions of the at least one workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Tiago Salviano Calmon, Vinícius Michel Gottin, Eduardo Vera Sousa
  • Patent number: 11314242
    Abstract: An example method can comprise creating a non-linear neural network based model of a system based on historical operational data of the system and receiving first sensor data from a plurality of sensors associated with the system. Predicted next sensor data can be determined based on the received first sensor data and the non-linear network model. Second sensor data can be received from the plurality of sensors, and a measure of deviation between the predicted next sensor data and the received second sensor data is calculated. In response to the measured deviation exceeding a predefined threshold; it can be determined that a fault has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Weike Sun, Antonio R. Paiva, Peng Xu
  • Patent number: 11307568
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that estimates a remaining useful life (RUL) for a fan. During operation, the system receives telemetry data associated with the fan during operation of the critical asset, wherein the telemetry data includes a fan-speed signal. Next, the system uses the telemetry data to construct a historical fan-speed profile, which indicates a cumulative time that the fan has operated in specific ranges of fan speeds. The system then computes an RUL for the fan based on the historical fan-speed profile and empirical time-to-failure (TTF) data, which indicates a TTF for the same type of fan as a function of fan speed. Finally, when the RUL falls below a threshold, the system generates a notification indicating that the fan needs to be replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Kenny C. Gross, Anton A. Bougaev, Aleksey M. Urmanov, David K. McElfresh
  • Patent number: 11310886
    Abstract: A configurable lighting system includes a coordinator device and a first lighting device that wirelessly communicates with the coordinator device. The system further includes a user device having a display interface that displays representations of multiple lighting devices including a representation of the first lighting device. The user device is configured to indicate the representation of the first lighting device in the display interface in response to a first user input received at the first lighting device. In response to a second user input received at the user device, the second user input associating the representation of the first lighting device with a zone of a physical area, the coordinator device associates the first lighting device with a second lighting device associated with the zone of the physical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Deborah Baus, Michael Alan Lunn
  • Patent number: 11307565
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data collection and detection of motor noise patterns are disclosed. A system may include a data collector communicatively coupled to at least one input channel, wherein the at least one input channel is operatively coupled to a vibration detection facility structured to detect a motor noise pattern of a motor, a library to store the detected motor noise pattern, an interface circuit structured to make the detected motor noise pattern available to a motor noise pattern data marketplace including a plurality of motor noise patterns from a plurality of motors, and a user interface for accessing at least one of the plurality of motor noise patterns of the motor noise pattern marketplace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Strong Force IoT Portfolio 2016, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Howard Cella, Gerald William Duffy, Jr., Jeffrey P. McGuckin, Mehul Desai
  • Patent number: 11303467
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for hands free facility status alerts are described herein. One system includes a computing device for hands free building automation notifications, comprising a memory and a processor to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to: receive a notification of an event from a building automation system, modify the notification to include only pre-defined attributes of the notification that are displayable on a user interface of a wearable device, and transmit the modified notification to the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Dae-Soon Kwon, Gary Fuller, Paul Vanderstraeten, Andie Kurniawan, Yi-Chang Hsieh, Martin Lee
  • Patent number: 11302122
    Abstract: An apparatus for predicting an injury level of a user of a vehicle may include: a communication circuit configured to communicate with an external device; a memory configured to store a genetic algorithm and a machine learning model; and a processor electrically connected with the communication circuit and the memory. The processor may be configured to: obtain, via the communication circuit, traffic accident data associated with a traffic accident; select input data, which includes at least a part of the traffic accident data, for training of the machine learning model, the input data selected using the genetic algorithm; train the machine learning model using the input data; and predict an injury level of the user of the vehicle using the trained machine learning model when the training of the machine learning model is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Soonchunhyang University Industry Academy Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Kyu Sang Choi, Yong Beom Lee, Eun Gi Cho, Seong Keun Park
  • Patent number: 11287294
    Abstract: In order to improve the adaptability of diagnosis of an operating state of a field device, a field device 10 according to the present disclosure has a diagnoser 17 configured to diagnose an operating state of the field device 10 by hierarchically implementing a plurality of diagnostic processes. The diagnoser 17 can select whether to enable or disable a diagnostic result of at least one diagnostic process of a plurality of diagnostic processes in a diagnostic process after the one diagnostic process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Iwashita, Toru Shimura
  • Patent number: 11288692
    Abstract: A vehicle management system includes a vehicle cabin interior information acquisition unit, acquiring vehicle cabin interior information indicating a situation in a vehicle cabin of a vehicle, a dirt factor element recognition unit recognizing a dirt factor element related to dirt in the vehicle cabin based on the vehicle cabin interior information acquired by the vehicle cabin interior information acquisition unit, and a vehicle cleaning handling unit transmitting vehicle cleaning information about cleaning of the vehicle to a user terminal or a maintenance management server when the dirt factor element recognition unit recognizes the dirt factor element, the user terminal being used by a user of the vehicle, the maintenance management server managing maintenance of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Saiki, Jumpei Ichinokawa, Atsuyuki Suzuki, Naoko Imai, Fumiaki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11281821
    Abstract: An exemplary method for qualifying a gas turbine engine component includes creating a first set of substantially identical gas turbine engine components via a uniform manufacturing procedure, determining a set of as-manufactured parameters of each gas turbine engine component in the first set of substantially identical gas turbine engine components, determining a variance model of the first set of substantially identical gas turbine engine components, and determining a plurality of predicted response models based at least in part on the variance model, each of the predicted response models corresponding to one of an engine type and an engine assembly, and each of the predicted response models being configured to determine a predicted response of including a gas turbine engine component from the first set of substantially identical gas turbine engine components in the corresponding one of the engine type and the engine assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel A. Snyder, Kurt R. Heinemann
  • Patent number: 11272681
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to providing a continuous, autonomous monitoring system of environmental parameters, harmful gases and greenhouse gases in animal stables. A network of internet-of-things (IoT) sensors can be installed in a stable that produce alarm signals in case of danger or if predetermined threshold values are exceeded. The sensors work continuously and communicate through different wireless protocols with a dedicated cloud platform. The cloud platform stores the values received by the various sensor units and transmitted via dedicated monitoring devices and elaborates them applying data analysis processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: CYNOMYS S.R.L.
    Inventor: Enrico Carta
  • Patent number: 11275715
    Abstract: The invention relates to implementing a system that monitors a process across multiple monitored computer systems. According to an embodiment of the present invention, the system comprises: a communications network; two or more monitored computer systems; an active monitoring agent computer system; and a database; the processors of the two or more monitored computer systems being configured to execute one or more steps of a process; the processor of the active monitoring agent computer system being configured to receive a predefined flow configuration for the process, generate a query to retrieve log data for the process, generate an alert if the process exceeds the maximum time to wait for completion for any step of the process, and store the log data in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Priya Ranjan, Jooi-Teong Chuah
  • Patent number: 11269003
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and a method for monitoring semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The system includes a sensor, a circuit, and an analysis unit. The sensor provides a sensor signal. The circuit receives the sensor signal and generates an input signal. The analysis unit includes a signal management platform, receiving the input signal and performing a first data process to generate a first data signal; a diagnosis subsystem, receiving the first data signal from the signal management platform and performing a health status monitoring process to generate a second data signal; and a decision subsystem, performing a determination process to generate a third data signal according to the second data signal from the diagnosis subsystem. The diagnosis subsystem generates a feedback signal according to the third data signal, and the signal management platform transmits the feedback signal to the semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ching-Chih Lin, Chun-Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 11269053
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for reducing the influence of interference in the evaluation of at least one received signal of a radar sensor, in particular of a radar sensor installed in a vehicle, is described. In predetermined operating situations, predetermined transmitted signals are emitted and reflected partial signals are received, and the signals received for the predetermined operating situations are stored in order to determine an interference spectrum and the influence of interference is reduced by taking the interference spectrum into consideration in the context of signal evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Pietsch, Klaus Baur, Marcel Mayer, Michael Schoor
  • Patent number: 11263071
    Abstract: Systems, products and methods for enabling symptom verification. Verifying a symptom may include eliminating repeated symptom definitions or eliminating symptoms having low accuracy. A computer system enables verification of a symptom including a rule for detecting a set of events related to a given problem. The computer system includes a symptom database which stores the symptom, a specimen database which stores a specimen including a set of events detected according to a rule of a certain symptom, and an analysis unit which analyzes the specimen stored in the specimen database using a new symptom in order to determine whether to add the new symptom to the symptom database. The present disclosure also includes a method and a computer program for enabling verification of a symptom including a rule for detecting a set of events related to a given problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nozomu Aoyama, Toshimichi Arima, Yukihiro Murakami, Tadashi Tsumura
  • Patent number: 11256245
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for predicting distress on a physical component. The method can include obtaining distress data. The distress data can be used to determine a distress rank. The distress rank can be compared to a distress output provided by a kernel that use parameters related to the physical component. The comparison can result in a prediction model for the physical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Srikanth Akkaram, Karan Oberoi, Vasanth Muralidharan, Michael Howard Fisher
  • Patent number: 11254119
    Abstract: A method for image inspection on printed products in a printing material processing machine. Printed products are recorded and digitizing and the recorded images are compared with a digital reference image to find image areas with distorted regions. Suitable rectification factors are calculated and the digital reference image is rectified with suitable rectification factors for the distorted image areas. The modified digital reference image is then compared to images recorded during the production run. If deviations are found, the printed products are found defective and removed. The computer also identifies image areas in the reference image that do not have enough edges for calculating suitable rectification factors and inserts anchors into the image areas. The anchors are printed, recorded and digitized, as they become part of the recorded digital printed image. In that case, the computer calculates the local rectification factors by way of the anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Immanuel Fergen, Frank Schumann
  • Patent number: 11256886
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to methods and systems for determining whether at least a first component and a second component of a personal protection (PP) configuration are compatible so as to be assembled into an approved PP configuration, responsive to being compared against at least one predetermined criterion. Included is a smart tag for each of the first and second components. The first and second smart tags include respective first and second data. A data acquiring system is provided for acquiring the first and second data and a data processing system processes the acquired first and second data for determining if the first and second components are compatible to be assembled as an approved PP configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Krepel, Brian S. McGinley, Neal A. Rakow, Paul A. Sevcik, Cristina U. Thomas
  • Patent number: 11252040
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide advanced network tracing techniques in the data plane. A data plane packet processing system can receive a request to trace a class of network traffic. The system can receive a plurality of packets. The system can determine on a per packet basis whether to trace the plurality of packets. The system can mark a trace flag associated with a first packet in response to determining that the first packets corresponds to the class of network traffic. The system can capture a trace entry for the first packet in response to determining that the tracing flag has been marked. The trace entry can be configured to include or exclude a packet count, a packet header, a packet payload, and/or processing information. In addition, the trace buffer for storing trace entries can be configurable (e.g., fixed-size buffer, circular buffer, or dynamic buffer).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Gary Kenneth Boon
  • Patent number: 11243523
    Abstract: A building system for detecting faults in an operation of building equipment. The building system comprising one or more memory devices configured to store instructions thereon that cause one or more processors to perform a cumulative sum (CUSUM) analysis on actual building data and corresponding predicted building data to obtain cumulative sum values for a plurality of times within a first time period; determine a first time at which a first cumulative sum value is at a first maximum; identify a second cumulative sum value at a second maximum at a second time occurring after the first time; compare the identified second cumulative sum value to a threshold; and based on determining that the identified second cumulative sum value does not exceed the threshold, determine that a first fault ended at the first time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Jaume Amores Llopis, Young M. Lee, Sugumar Murugesan, Steven R. Vitullo
  • Patent number: 11240374
    Abstract: Example embodiments of this disclosure provide a method, an apparatus, a server, a storage medium, and a system for call processing. The method includes: monitoring, in real time, a call processing process of an artificial intelligence AI robot, to obtain an interaction text of the call, where the interaction text includes a recognition result of a user question and a reply to the user question; obtaining a service level value of the AI robot for the call based on the obtained interaction text; and when the service level value meets a first condition, performing an intervention operation on the call by using a target agent device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guofeng Mao, Rongguo Chen
  • Patent number: 11238187
    Abstract: A method to model a complex system of pipes. The model takes into account the physical processes in a tree-type piping system and provides for an accurate modeling of a real world tree-type piping system. In a preferred embodiment, a computer program is provided for analyzing models of dry pipe systems. The computer program includes a user interface and a computational engine. The user interface allows a model of a dry pipe system to be defined and the computational engine determines a liquid flow time through the model of the dry pipe system. The computational engine provides a verification of the liquid flow time in a model of a referential dry pipe system within 20% of an actual liquid flow time in the referential dry pipe system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Tyco Fire Products LP
    Inventors: Alexander Nikolayev, James E. Golinveaux, Michael Flax, Vitaly Kabashnikov, Michael Mahomet, Valeri Mourachko, Leonid Nikolaychik, Thomas Prymak, Valery Popov, Andrey Bril, Valery Babenko, Valery Sosinovich
  • Patent number: 11226302
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and techniques relating to steam trap monitoring are described. These include battery-less steam trap monitors that run on power harvested from their environments, systems for acquiring steam trap monitor data for the traps in a facility or across multiple facilities, and techniques for processing steam trap monitor data to reliably determine the status of individual steam traps and potentially other system parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Everactive, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Wentzloff, Benton H. Calhoun, Nathan E. Roberts, Tom O'Brien, Sean P. Mahnken
  • Patent number: 11221936
    Abstract: A monitor device is configured to monitor a system, such as a utility system and/or appliance. The monitor device includes sensor(s) that measure characteristic(s) of the system, and data storage that stores parameter data that is provided from a remote service. The parameter data includes thresholds, signatures, and/or other information that describes a typical operational state of the system. The monitor device includes software that executes locally to compare current sensor data to the parameter data and determine whether the current operational state of the system is within the bounds of the typical state as defined by the parameter data. In instances where the current state is atypical, indicating a possible problem with the system, a notification can be sent describing the anomaly. The monitor device can also perform other action(s) to correct the problem or mitigate possible damage, and can operate autonomously if a network connection is unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Justin Dax Haslam, Eric David Schroeder
  • Patent number: 11216360
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for identifying software dependencies based on functional line-of-code behavior and relation models. Techniques include accessing a first line-of-code behavior and relation model representing execution of functions of a first portion of executable code, the first portion of executable code being associated with a first symbol; detecting a change to the first portion of executable code; constructing, based on the changed first portion of executable code, a second line-of-code behavior and relation model representing execution of functions of the changed first portion of executable code; determining, based on the constructed second model, a dependency between (i) the changed first portion of executable code or the first symbol and (ii) a second symbol; and generating, based on the determined difference, a report identifying the dependency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Aurora Labs Ltd.
    Inventors: Zohar Fox, Carmit Sahar
  • Patent number: 11215967
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for recording and then displaying comments containing recommended actions to take in response to abnormal conditions arising during process operations. The comments can be ranked by an operator based on their success in remedying abnormal conditions with the highest ranked actions displayed first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Alicia Kempf, David Ross Nixon, Rahul C. Nath
  • Patent number: 11210155
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include a computer-implemented method that includes converting runtime data points that are indicative of an influence of the runtime data points on a robustness and performance of a computing system. The runtime data points are clustered, wherein each cluster respectively represents a temporal state of the computing system. Each cluster is translated into a three-dimensional representation based on a probability density of the runtime data points of each cluster. A time-based vector is generated, where the vector describes a transition from a first three-dimensional representation to a second three-dimensional representation. Each three-dimensional representation traversed by the time-based vector represents a respective state of the computing system. The time-based vector is compared with a baseline vector. An anomaly alert is issued based at least in part on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Li Cao, Xing Xing Shen, Zhi Li, Bo Tong Liu, He Jiang Jia, Xiao Dong Li, Sheng Jie BJ Han
  • Patent number: 11210149
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for prioritization of data collection and analysis for incident detection. Data points within a plurality of monitor data corresponding to effects of incidents may be identified by a computing device. The plurality of monitor data may be converted to a set of time series extracted from the plurality of monitor data. The set of time series may be aligned and summarized. A causal relationship graph may be constructed between the set of time series extracted from the plurality of monitor data. Features may be prioritized by likelihood of importance in incident analysis based upon, at least in part, the causal relationship graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Uttam Thakore, HariGovind Venkatraj Ramasamy, Yu Gu, Mahesh Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 11209807
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first time-dependent data characterizing measurement by a first sensor operatively coupled to an oil and gas industrial machine; determining a first anomaly score associated with a first portion of the first time-dependent data over a time period, the determination is based on a first value of an operating characteristic over the time period and a second value of the operating characteristic over the time period, wherein the first value of the operating characteristic is calculated from the first time-dependent data and the second value of the operating characteristic is detected at the oil and gas industrial machine; and rendering, in a graphical user interface display space, a visual representation indicative of the first anomaly score. Related apparatus, systems, articles, and techniques are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: GE INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES, LP
    Inventors: Arun Karthi Subramaniyan, Michael Kennedy, Haiming Zhao, Fabio Nonato de Paula, Imran Younus
  • Patent number: 11204917
    Abstract: A system may involve persistent storage containing a configuration management database (CMDB) and a non-CMDB table, wherein the CMDB contains configuration items that represent software, devices, or services deployed within a network, and wherein the non-CMDB table contains entries related to operation of the network. The system may also involve one or more processors configured to provide a representation of a graphical user interface (GUI), wherein the GUI contains a first selectable tab that displays classes of the configuration items, a second selectable tab that displays the non-CMDB table, and a canvas for visually depicting query expressions, wherein the classes are selectable to place class GUI elements thereof onto the canvas, wherein the non-CMDB table is selectable to place a table GUI element thereof onto the canvas, and wherein the table GUI element and a particular class GUI element are connectable by a link on the canvas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Madhavi Puvvada, Sreenevas Subramaniam, Brandon Thomas Trudel, Akshay Patekar
  • Patent number: 11199835
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data collection and detection of noise patterns. A system may include a data collector communicatively coupled to a plurality of input channels, wherein at least one of the plurality of input channels is operatively coupled to a vibration detection facility structured to detect a noise pattern of an industrial machine, a library to store the detected noise pattern, an interface circuit structured to make the noise pattern available to a noise pattern marketplace, the noise pattern marketplace including a plurality of noise patterns from a plurality of industrial machines, and a user interface for accessing the plurality of noise patterns of the noise pattern marketplace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Strong Force IoT Portfolio 2016, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Howard Cella, Gerald William Duffy, Jr., Jeffrey P. McGuckin, Mehul Desai
  • Patent number: 11188821
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, of training a global policy neural network. One of the methods includes initializing an instance of the robotic task for multiple local workers, generating a trajectory of state-action pairs by selecting actions to be performed by the robotic agent while performing the instance of the robotic task, optimizing a local policy controller on the trajectory, generating an optimized trajectory using the optimized local controller, and storing the optimized trajectory in a replay memory associated with the local worker. The method includes sampling, for multiple global workers, an optimized trajectory from one of one or more replay memories associated with the global worker, and training the replica of the global policy neural network maintained by the global worker on the sampled optimized trajectory to determine delta values for the parameters of the global policy neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Mrinal Kalakrishnan, Ali Hamid Yahya Valdovinos, Adrian Ling Hin Li, Yevgen Chebotar, Sergey Vladimir Levine
  • Patent number: 11188059
    Abstract: The present disclosure comprises a method for managing a plant of the automation technology, including a step of acquiring and storing all data transmitted via a communication network, consisting of process values, control variables and status data, and operating telegrams by a field detection unit, and providing the data and the operating telegrams with time stamps. The method also includes steps of temporally assigning the operating telegrams to the data, and analyzing the assignment and creating an intervention system. The intervention system contains plant states and interventions, wherein a plant state is created on the basis of transmitted data from a sensor unit and from an actuator unit, and wherein an intervention consists of at least one operating telegram following the transmitted data from the sensor unit and from the actuator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Detlev Wittmer, Martine Lefebvre, Oliver Beil, Thomas Moore, Benedikt Spielmann
  • Patent number: 11182399
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to a method for storing and time-correlating real-time and queryable test results of a test of a device under test (DUT). The method includes initiating the test applied to the DUT to collect real-time data from a multitude of data streams for multiple aspects of the DUT, the collected data including counters and fact-type values, the collected data having imperfectly synchronized time bases and the collected data being collected from different sources asynchronously at different times, specifying a recording time interval for recording the data collected among multiple databases, recording data according to the specified recording time interval, such that each piece of the recorded data is associated with a particular time interval, and at a conclusion of the test, correlating the recorded data with the test configuration data about a test state in the respective time intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SPIRENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David Joyner, Rahul Patel
  • Patent number: 11182861
    Abstract: A computer system is configured to, responsive to receipt of a data alert from a sensor technology incorporated in a structure, perform real time polling of remedial technology in the structure, receive remedial action monitoring data output by the sensor technology and indicative of whether a remedial action has been taken, and input the monitoring data alert and the remedial action monitoring data into a trained computerized neural network. The neural network is configured to determine and operational status of the sensor technology and whether the remedial action has been taken. The computer system outputs a notification identifying a current risk and a determination of whether the remedial action has deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Helitzer, G. Stewart Murchie, Kelly L. Frey, Casey Ellen Campbell, Joseph R. Carvalko, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11177769
    Abstract: A connection box for solar panels to enable the use of multiple types of passive and active covers for different functionalities in the junction box built into the panel to which the connection box is fixedly attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Tigo Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Zvi Alon, Ron Hadar, Mordechay Avrutsky