Diagnostic Analysis Patents (Class 702/183)
  • Patent number: 10347062
    Abstract: A multi-stage control system for inspection of a person includes at least one control device at a first location and at least a follow-up control device at a second location. The control device is configured to determine a follow-up control area of the person, store data defining the follow-up control area in a data set, generate a unique identification feature for the person based on a detected external feature of the person, and allocate the person to the data set. The follow-up control device comprises a display device for displaying a graphical representative of a person, and is configured to display a visually recognizable follow-up control area of the person for finding hidden objects in accordance with a data set allocated to the person. The follow-up control device can also be configured to generate the unique identification feature for the person based on a detected feature of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SMITHS HEIMANN GMBH
    Inventors: Emir Nurbegovic, Arthur Christian Meinhard Schuckmann
  • Patent number: 10345780
    Abstract: A method for updating operating parameters of a consumer appliance. Respective operating conditions are received regarding a plurality of consumer appliances that are communicatively coupled to a database. Historical data tracking at least one component in the plurality of consumer appliances based on the operating conditions is generated. A trend, based on the data, as well as a first set of optimal operating parameters for operating the component in a first consumer appliance of the plurality of consumer appliances is determined. The first set of updated operating parameters is transmitted to the first consumer appliance to effect a change in an operation of the component in the first consumer appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10338578
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and implementations of an HMI control system for BOP rigs are disclosed. At least some versions of the disclosed systems enable a user to configure interface settings, perform actions on a BOP stack, view diagnostics, perform testing, and observe and rectify alarms. The disclosed systems may enable a user to more efficiently navigate between different interfaces and perform HMI functions due to a control zone configuration. Additionally, the control zone configuration may reduce operator error by assigning certain control zones to particular functions and requiring the user to take affirmative steps to perform destructive functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Transocean Innovation Labs Ltd.
    Inventors: Kurt Thwaites, Steven Hand, Kevin Hoffmann, Nate Bishop, Bridget Monahan, Amy Ferchak, Jeffrey A. Senn
  • Patent number: 10339126
    Abstract: Disclosed are some examples of database systems, methods, and computer program products for processing log files. In some implementations, a server of a database system accesses a log file having a release version. The log file includes data entries identifying system events corresponding to user activity. The server generates or updates, based on the release version of the log file, a metadata file indicating approved entry types and approved data. The server also generates or updates, based on the log file and the metadata file, customer-facing log files. Each customer-facing log file is associated with a corresponding customer entity capable of being serviced by the database system. Each customer-facing log file includes a subset of the entries and a subset of the data items of at least one of the entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Aakash Pradeep, Adam Torman, Alex Warshavsky, Derrill Dabkoski, Samarpan Jain, Soumen Bandyopadhyay, Thomas William D'Silva
  • Patent number: 10330352
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a controller turns a heat pump system on in heating mode or cooling mode and determines a position for the heat pump system's reversing valve based on an O/B setting. The O/B setting indicates to configure the reversing valve in a first position that causes refrigerant to flow in a first direction when in heating mode and in a second position that causes the refrigerant to flow in a second, opposite direction when in cooling mode. The controller determines whether to maintain or reverse the O/B setting. If the heat pump system heats while in the heating mode or cools while in the cooling mode, the O/B setting is maintained. If the heat pump system cools while in the heating mode or heats while in the cooling mode, the O/B setting is reversed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Distributor Products LLC
    Inventors: Michael Gurz, Timothy Orr, Ron Fisher
  • Patent number: 10332384
    Abstract: Systems and methods providing actions and communications responsive to real-time events incorporating local, remote and learned information are disclosed. The system includes a cloud application on a cloud server and a premises device at a premises. The premises device has a plurality of sensors coupled to and/or included in the premises device. The cloud application receives signals, status and other information from the premises device. The cloud application also obtains information from third party information sources. The cloud application obtains location and other pertinent information about key persons. The cloud application evaluates actions to take in response to signals, status and information received from the premises device taking into consideration information from the third party information sources and information about key persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Observables, Inc.
    Inventors: Abraham M Schryer, Ronald Richard Gans, Skylar Dante Jones
  • Patent number: 10318760
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system for providing privacy protection of biometric related information for an occupant in a vehicle is provided. The system includes a memory device and at least one controller. The at least one controller including the memory device and is configured to receive first biometric information for a vehicle occupant from a plurality of biometric sensors positioned within a seat of the vehicle and to receive a first signal indicative of a first privacy setting from a plurality of privacy settings to share the first biometric information. The at least one controller is further configured to transmit the first biometric information internally within the vehicle in response to the first signal and to prevent the first biometric information from being transmitted externally from the vehicle in response to the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Andre Weimerskirch
  • Patent number: 10311019
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product including determining a set of objects to be represented in a computer model, determining the relationships between the object to be represented in the computer model, creating representations in the computer model of the set of objects and relationships between the objects, the representations including big data architecture representations and role representations, and where analysis may be performed on the representations of the computer model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Sudhir Vijendra, Patricia G. S. Florissi
  • Patent number: 10310016
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a method for diagnosing the state of electromechanical systems in which electrical rotating machinery is used on the basis of analysis of impedance estimated from at least two currents and two voltages, measured during an operation of the electromechanical system. The method may be especially useful in the condition monitoring of electric motors and generators. The invention combines the information from both the voltage and current signals measurable at the motor terminals. Specifically, the measurements of voltage and current from two or more phases of a polyphase electrical machine are combined to estimate the impedance of the machine, impedance being the resistance to the flow of current that a circuit exhibits when a voltage is applied to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ABB TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: James Ottewill, Maciej Orman, Cajetan Pinto
  • Patent number: 10308129
    Abstract: Vehicle systems and methods can include a traction battery and a controller to implement a state estimator configured to output battery state based on internal resistance of the traction battery and a system dynamics estimation of the traction battery using discrete battery measurements of voltage and internal resistance, and operate the traction battery according to output of the state estimator. For example, the controller can identify a system dynamics model of the traction battery using a battery input current profile and a battery output voltage profile measured within a predefined time period, transform the identified system dynamics model to a state-space model having a diagonal system matrix consisting of system Eigenvalues through the Eigendecomposition, estimate battery current limits and available power limits from the transformed system dynamics model, and operate the traction battery according to system dynamics model identified using estimated battery current limits and available power limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Tae-Kyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10288592
    Abstract: A function diagnostic system for a filter of an internal combustion engine may be provided. The function diagnostic system may include a PM sensor and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit may be configured to: calculate a NOx conversion rate in the filter; determine whether a NOx converting function of the filter is normal; execute a sensor regeneration process for removing the PM deposited between an electrodes of the PM sensor; continuously monitor an output value of the PM sensor after a predetermined PM deposition restart time, after execution of the sensor regeneration process is finished; and determine that there is an abnormality in a PM trapping function of the filter, when the output vale of the PM sensor, which has been continuously monitored, is reduced when the electronic control unit determines that the NOx converting function of the filter is in a normal status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuya Takaoka, Toru Kidokoro
  • Patent number: 10282622
    Abstract: A system detects a candidate for an object which intrudes based on images of a visible light camera and a far-infrared camera that monitor the sea, further derives a size, a velocity, an intrusion direction, and linearity, and identifies the object to some extent. Also, the system distinguishes between a boat, a human, and a floating matter based on the luminances or the like in a far-infrared image. In addition, the system observes the periodicity of normal waves on the sea surface at a location without any object by performing the Fourier transform on the image. The accuracy of identification of an object is improved based on the correlation between the motion of waves in a normal state and the motion of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
    Inventors: Junichi Togashi, Wataru Ito, Masaya Okada, Kazunari Iwanaga, Miyuki Fujii
  • Patent number: 10275621
    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: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Krepel, Brian S. McGinley, Neal A. Rakow, Paul A. Sevcik, Cristina U. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10268913
    Abstract: A generative adversarial network (GAN) system includes a generator sub-network configured to examine one or more images of actual damage to equipment. The generator sub-network also is configured to create one or more images of potential damage based on the one or more images of actual damage that were examined. The GAN system also includes a discriminator sub-network configured to examine the one or more images of potential damage to determine whether the one or more images of potential damage represent progression of the actual damage to the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ser Nam Lim, Arpit Jain, David Diwinsky, Sravanthi Bondugula, Yen-Liang Lin, Xiao Bian
  • Patent number: 10257017
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for orchestrating server management in an information technology network. The described techniques may be implemented to manage any number of networked severs, whether local, remote, or both. Server orchestration may leverage a central, cloud-based management system and one or more autonomous agents installed on servers within the network. The autonomous agents may each be registered with the supervisory server and may operate with awareness of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: JumpCloud, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajat Bhargava, James Brown, Christopher Marie
  • Patent number: 10255006
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device that includes an update-processing unit that updates a control program for the device based on an update program that is recorded on a recording medium. The electronic device includes a USB interface and an update-control unit. Devices can be connected to the USB interface. The update-control unit determines whether or not a device is connected to the USB interface when the power is turned ON, and when a device is connected, waits when it is not possible to immediately determine whether or not that devices is the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions
    Inventor: Tomoya Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10228988
    Abstract: Techniques are described for detecting anomalous behavior in program execution. In one example, a method includes logging occurrence of one or more key events during execution of a program. Each key event has a corresponding key event data structure associated with the program, and logging includes storing records associated with the key events, wherein each record is based on the key event data structure associated with the key event. The method further includes analyzing the records to determine if a current pattern of key events associated with the program during execution matches an expected pattern of key events and generating a security alert if the current pattern of key events does not match the expected pattern of key events for the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel E. Craik, Allan Kielstra, Raymond Mak, Melanie Ullmer
  • Patent number: 10222785
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for manufacturing a component of a field device for determining or monitoring a process variable of a medium in a container, wherein the component is created via a 3D printing method, wherein during the creation the component is supplied at an intermediate state of the component with an exciter signal, wherein a response signal of the component to the exciter signal is registered, wherein shape and/or structure of the component are/is modified via the 3D printing method, when the current response signal does not agree with a predetermined response signal, and wherein the two previous method steps are alternately repeated, until the current response signal agrees with the predetermined response signal within predetermined tolerance limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Endress-Hauser SE+Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Albert, Detlev Wittmer, Marc Baret, Dietmar Spanke, Thomas Uehlin
  • Patent number: 10223700
    Abstract: A method for tracking procedures performed on personal protection equipment (PPE) and actions of individuals includes the following steps. An article of PPE configured with a smart tag is provided to an individual prior to performance of a task. After the individual performs the task, the article of PPE is processed. Information is retrieved from the smart tag during at least one of: before, during and after processing the article of PPE. After the performance of the task, the individual's data is read and the individual enters into a designated area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Luca D. Farioli Brioschi, Luis V. Ramirez Chaidez, Lawrence J. Ptasienski, Mark T. Anderson, Michael E. Hamerly
  • Patent number: 10210189
    Abstract: A method for analyzing performance of a computer system where at a plurality of time intervals, a set of KPIs of a database and database performance outputs are monitored. A database performance value is calculated based on the monitored KPIs and one or more database performance outputs. In response to determining the database performance value is below a first threshold, a KPI correlation coefficient is calculated. The calculated KPI correlation coefficient with the greatest value is selected as a target KPI. In response to determining that a count of functions of the target KPI meets a second threshold, a dynamic tabular representation of the determined target KPI is generated. A correlation matrix is generated based on the generated tabular representation and the plurality of time intervals and a first set of target functions are identified based on the generated correlation matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Manish Anand, Pathan Niyazulla Khan, Sweta Singh
  • Patent number: 10210740
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system for monitoring structural health of bonded components includes an energy-harvesting device. The system also includes a damage-detection module powered by electrical energy from the energy-harvesting device. Further, the system includes electrically-conductive ink applied onto the bonded components and across an interface between the bonded components. The electrically-conductive ink forms an electrical circuit with the damage-detection module. Additionally, the system includes a visual-indication device electrically coupled with the damage-detection module. The visual-indication device is configured to visually indicate damage to the bonded components in response to receipt of electrical energy. The damage-detection module is configured to detect a break in the electrically-conductive ink and to transmit electrical energy from the energy-harvesting device to the visual-indication device in response to detecting the break in the electrically-conductive ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jeong-Beom Ihn, Keeyoung Choi
  • Patent number: 10205635
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatuses, and user interfaces are presented for generation of Application Business groups and determining system health and integrity based thereon. An Application Business group is a correlated group of Applications forming a business process or business service. Each application typically has one or two central application services referred here as an Application Epicenter. After determining an Epicenter, all correlated and important application services one hop away can become part of the Application. Interfaces allow for expansion or shrinking the Application by selecting a number of hops from the Epicenter. Once these Epicenters are defined, additional graphical user interfaces display health and status data of the Application centered around the Epicenter, including any fault data to diagnose problems in the Application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: FIXSTREAM NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Sameer Padhye, Adwaitanand Naryan Samant
  • Patent number: 10193912
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device in a network loads an anomaly detection model for warm-start. The device filters input data for the model during a warm-start grace period after warm-start of the anomaly detection model. The model is not updated during the warm-start grace period based on the filtering. The device determines an end to the warm-start grace period. The device updates the anomaly detection model using unfiltered input data for the anomaly detection model after the determined end to the warm-start grace period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Grégory Mermoud, Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Pierre-André Savalle
  • Patent number: 10183751
    Abstract: Side-facing belted aircraft seats include a tactile signaling unit to induce movement of the seat occupant. For such purpose, the signaling unit may be provided with a signaling lid covering a female buckle of a lap belt restraint assembly. The signaling lid is moveable between a closed position wherein engagement of a male tab of the lap belt with the female buckle is precluded and an open position wherein engagement of the male tab with the female buckle is allowed. The signaling lid thereby provides tactile stimulation when in the open position thereof to induce the seated occupant to shift on the cushioned seat so that a midsaggital plane of the occupant is aligned with an offset plane of the seat that is offset by a predetermined distance toward one side of the seat relative to a midplane of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: EMBRAER S.A.
    Inventors: Luis Gustavo D'Andrea Demétrio Corr{tilde over (e)}a, Viviane Cavalcante de Mello Matos, Beenal Gharia, Carlos Henrique Belloni Mourão, Divanir Fernando Neves Fernandes Gonçalves Pires, Oliver Turci de Camargo
  • Patent number: 10178031
    Abstract: A load balanced system may incorporate instrumented systems within a group of managed devices and distribute workload among the devices to meet both load balancing and data collection. A workload distributor may communicate with and configure several managed devices, some of which may have instrumentation that may collect trace data for workload run on those devices. Authentication may be performed between the managed devices and the workload distributor to verify that the managed devices are able to receive the workloads and to verify the workloads prior to execution. The workload distributor may increase or decrease the amount of instrumentation in relation to the workload experienced at any given time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Russell S. Krajec
  • Patent number: 10154040
    Abstract: A display device includes one or more sensors to sense activity in a physical region near the display, as well as a permission component, account component, and a data gathering component. The permission component is configured to determine a permission level corresponding to the display device. The account component is configured to determine an account status that is based on the permission level. The data gathering component is configured to gather usage data for the display device based on the permission level. The usage data includes data from the one or more sensors regarding activity in the physical region near the display device. The transmission component is configured to transmit the usage data to a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, William David Duncan, Roderick A. Hyde, Stephen L. Malaska
  • Patent number: 10146826
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method includes receiving samples of data generated from a storage array related to a performance parameter; determining, for each sample, whether a sample is anomaly; and determining, for each sample identified as an anomaly, whether the anomaly should be reclassified to a spike or a drop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Erez Marmor, Ilan Yosef
  • Patent number: 10146609
    Abstract: A continuous anomaly detection service receives data stream and performs continuous anomaly detection on the incoming data streams. This continuous anomaly detection is performed based on anomaly detection definitions, which define a signal used for anomaly detection and an anomaly detection configuration. These anomaly detection definitions can be modified, such that continuous anomaly detection continues to be performed for the data stream and the signal, based on the new anomaly detection definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Barton Leverich, Shang Cai, Hongyang Zhang, Mihai Ganea, Alex Cruise
  • Patent number: 10146851
    Abstract: Methods are provided for clustering events. Data is received at an extraction engine from managed infrastructure. Events are converted into alerts and the alerts mapped to a matrix M. One or more common steps are determined from the events and clusters of events are produced relating to the alerts and or events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Moogsoft, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Tee, Robert Duncan Harper, Charles Mike Silvey
  • Patent number: 10139880
    Abstract: A non-signal analyzing method for a data storage system including a storage device connected to a host via a data line and a power line includes; communicating a non-signal from the host to the storage device via the power line, detecting the non-signal in the storage device and return the non-signal through to the host via the data line, and analyzing the returned non-signal using a protocol analyzer to generate analysis results characterizing the returned non-signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wooseong Cheong, Dae-Ho Kim, Changhoon Han, Daehyun Kim, Jaechun Park
  • Patent number: 10127800
    Abstract: A system for performing sensor maintenance, including redundant sensors to collect one or more data points; one or more non-transitory storage mediums; a processor; and an output device; wherein one of the non-transitory storage mediums receives the one or more data points; wherein one of the non-transitory storage mediums includes one or more instructions for performing two or more statistical calculations; and wherein the processor carries out the instructions. The method for using the system includes: the non-transitory storage medium receiving one or more data points from the redundant sensors; the processor performing the statistical calculations on the data points to generate one or more processed data points and comparing the processed data points to a threshold value; and the non-transitory storage medium creating an alert when the processed data points exceed a threshold value for a period of time; and displaying the alert on the output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: True Analytics, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10122605
    Abstract: The subject technology provides a drillable time-series heat map, which combines information of separate network element (e.g., switch, router, server or storage) and relates them together through impact zones to correlate network wide events and the potential impact on the other units in the network. The subject technology also brings together the network and its components, the distributed application(s) and a heat map controller to proactively communicate with one another to disseminate information such as failures, timeouts, new jobs, etc. For an individual job (e.g., for a distributed application), the subject technology may monitor consumption of resources during different phases of execution to provide individual job profile data that could be presented as a drillable heat map. The heat map, in this regard, nay include resource utilization heat metrics of resources such as CPU, Input/Output (I/O), memory, etc., in the heat map or graphs and presented along with network activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC
    Inventors: Karthik Kulkarni, Raghunath Nambiar
  • Patent number: 10120669
    Abstract: A method for deploying application components to Information Technology (IT) resources using an application platform controller includes requesting a network slice for the application components from a network controller. Priority values are assigned to the application components defining an order in which the application components are planned to be deployed. A deployment plan is computed for the application components. The network slice is reconfigured based on a determination that no deployment plan which meets the requirements is possible using the requested network slice. The application components are deployed sequentially, using the priority values, to host sites of the IT resources using information from the network controller including existing registrations of users of the application to an access network of the host sites such that replicas of the application components are provided at the host sites which provide a minimum latency with respect to a location of the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vasileios Karagiannis, Apostolos Papageorgiou
  • Patent number: 10112222
    Abstract: A method and system resolves failures in a submersible pump. The method and system may receive data from one or more sensors associated with the submersible pump. The method and system may analyze the received data to detect a failure in the submersible pump. The failure may be due to a build-up of debris or particulates that has caused the submersible pump to stall or jam. To resolve the detected failure, the method and system may activate a mechanical shaker coupled to the submersible pump that produces vibrations to physically shake the submersible pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Justin Davis, John Hailey, Edward P. Matesevac, III, Mark O'Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10090125
    Abstract: A method of controlling positive and negative contactors in a high voltage electrical system includes sensing current flowing through each contactor prior to opening of the contactor and/or after closing of the contactor. A negative contactor weighted value is computed based at least partially on the sensed current flowing through the negative contactor during opening and/or closing. A positive contactor weighted value is computed based at least partially on the sensed current flowing through the positive contactor during opening and/or closing. The order of opening and/or closing of the contactors is determined utilizing at least one of the negative contactor weighted value and the positive contactor weighted value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: David J. Mifsud, Sara Safaeian, Daniel P. Grenn
  • Patent number: 10085140
    Abstract: A mobile communication device includes a temperature sensor configured to sense a temperature and a control unit configured to determine whether a change in the sensed temperature relative to a previously-sensed temperature corresponds to a critical time range. The control unit is also configured to store data in a data storage unit when it is determined that the change in the sensed temperature corresponds to the critical time range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jean Chu, Susan L. Diamond, Peter B. Hom, Raghunandan Hulgundi, Jenny S. Li, Jing-Na Yuan
  • Patent number: 10054641
    Abstract: Monitoring synchronization of an electric motor using current signals from power supplied to the motor is disclosed herein. The current signals may be used to calculate representative current values which may be used to calculate a rotational frequency of the rotor of the motor. The rotational frequency may be used to determine synchronization, such as slip. Monitoring may be during startup of a synchronous motor in induction mode. Upon reaching a predetermined synchronization threshold, the motor may be configured from induction mode to synchronous mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcos A. Donolo
  • Patent number: 10044591
    Abstract: The described technology is directed towards server-controlled testing and/or monitoring of a client device application program. The server loads plug-in components directed towards the testing and/or monitoring operations, and instructs the client device to couple counterpart plug-in components to the client device application program. The server's plug-in components communicate with the application program's plug-in components to run the testing and/or monitoring operations, which may be automated, send queries to the client to receive responses, and send commands to the client to take actions. The server includes dashboards for interacting with the client device. The client device includes virtual input devices that allow the server to inject input into the client application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: HOME BOX OFFICE, INC.
    Inventors: Makarand V. Patwardhan, Tyler R. Furtwangler, Brandon C. Furtwangler, Jesse Corrington
  • Patent number: 10036328
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for the computerized control and/or regulation of a technical system (T). Within the context of the method according to the invention, there is implemented in a preset regulating process (CO1, CO2) an exploration rule (EP) by means of which new, as yet unknown, states (x) of the technical system (T) are started, a simulation model (SM) of the technical system (T) checking whether the actions (a2) of the exploration rule (EP) lead to sequential states (x?) lying within predetermined thresholds. Only in that case is the corresponding action (a2) performed according to the exploration rule (EP) on the technical system. The method according to the invention enables new states to be explored within the framework of the operation of a technical system, it being ensured through checking of appropriate thresholds that the exploration is carried out imperceptibly and does not lead to incorrect operation of the technical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans-Gerd Brummel, Siegmund Düll, Jatinder P. Singh, Volkmar Sterzing, Steffen Udluft
  • Patent number: 10025611
    Abstract: A method to perform server provisioning on a plurality of computer systems to generate a plurality of target virtual machines includes: obtaining configurations from a pool comprising at least one existing candidate virtual server or server image through a discovery process; performing a clustering analysis on the configurations to group the configurations into at least two groups; and for each group, selecting a configuration from among the configurations of the group as a candidate virtual machine image; determining a cost of actions required to be performed on the candidate virtual image to result in target virtual machines with a same configuration as the configurations of the group; and selecting the candidate virtual image with the lowest cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jose R. Figueroa, Robert Filepp, William J. Hladik, Jr., Brian Peterson, Frederick Y. Wu, Christopher C. Young, Sai Zeng
  • Patent number: 10007595
    Abstract: Augmenting a software module test suite is provided, which includes: providing a test suite including test cases for a module to convert an N-dimensional space into an output space, where N?2, the cases covering a first portion of the N-dimensional space; exploring the N-dimensional space by repeating: partitioning a further portion of the N-dimensional space by exploring a partition of the further portion, the partition including partition boundaries defined by a constant value of one of the N input values, each partition having a partition boundary bordering one of the test cases; evaluating the partition and generating a further test case if the evaluation reveals that the partition is not covered by the test cases; and adding the partition to the first portion; until the further portion has been explored or a termination criterion met; and producing an augmented test suite including the generated further test cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ulrich M. Junker, Thierry Kormann
  • Patent number: 9996841
    Abstract: A method for tracking procedures performed on personal protection equipment (PPE) and actions of individuals includes the following steps. An article of PPE configured with a smart tag is provided to an individual prior to performance of a task. After the individual performs the task, the article of PPE is processed. Information is retrieved from the smart tag during at least one of: before, during and after processing the article of PPE. After the performance of the task, the individual's data is read and the individual enters into a designated area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Luca D. Farioli Brioschi, Luis V. Ramirez Chaidez, Lawrence J. Ptasienski, Mark T. Anderson, Michael E. Hamerly
  • Patent number: 9996692
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable media for using principal components analysis (PCA) to graphically display cyber event information about an aircraft or fleet of aircraft. A ground-based security module collects historical cyber log data about the aircraft and performs PCA on the historical data to derive two principal components and their corresponding loading vectors. The loading vectors are transmitted to an air-based security module on the aircraft. The air-based security module collects real time cyber log data, computes numerical scores associated with the loading vectors on board the aircraft while the aircraft is in flight, and transmits the numerical scores to the ground-based module. The ground-based module graphically displays a comparison of the numerical scores to the corresponding loading vectors for the historical log data on a biplot to reveal trends in the cyber health of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jadranka Mead, James E. Vasatka
  • Patent number: 9992903
    Abstract: A 1U rack-mountable computing device includes a storage component configured to include one or more storage devices. A second component is configured to be releasably coupleable to the storage component. A coupling system is configured to releasably couple the storage component to the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Dufresne, Frank Miyahira, Keith C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9978032
    Abstract: A method for tracking procedures performed on personal protection equipment (PPE) and actions of individuals includes the following steps. An article of PPE configured with a smart tag is provided to an individual prior to performance of a task. After the individual performs the task, the article of PPE is processed. Information is retrieved from the smart tag during at least one of: before, during and after processing the article of PPE. After the performance of the task, the individual's data is read and the individual enters into a designated area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Luca D. Farioli Brioschi, Luis V. Ramirez Chaidez, Lawrence J. Ptasienski, Mark T. Anderson, Michael E. Hamerly
  • Patent number: 9969344
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing accident information from a vehicle to an emergency responder when a vehicle accident occurs. One system includes a sensor and an electronic processor. The electronic processor is configured to receive vehicle data from the sensor. The electronic processor is also configured to determine a child presence indication of whether a child is present in the vehicle based on the vehicle data. The electronic processor is also configured to determine a state of a windshield of the vehicle based on the vehicle data. The electronic processor is also configured to generate an emergency message including the child presence indication and the state of a windshield of the vehicle. The electronic processor is also configured to automatically transmit the emergency message to an emergency responder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Marcin Kolasiński
  • Patent number: 9964467
    Abstract: Estimating residual useful life of a rolling element bearing in an operating gas turbine engine is provided. A processor receives a vibration signal from a vibration sensor. The vibration signal includes a vibratory response of the rolling element bearing. Processor detects a vibratory pattern of the rolling element bearing from the vibration signal and compares the vibratory pattern to a reference vibratory pattern. Processor identifies a failure propagation stage in which the vibratory pattern matches the reference vibratory pattern. Processor correlates the failure propagation stage to the residual useful life remaining in the rolling element bearing and generates an output signal representing the residual useful life remaining in the rolling element bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sheridon Everette Oliver Haye
  • Patent number: 9946206
    Abstract: An image defect predictive diagnostic apparatus includes an acquisition unit and a notification unit. The acquisition unit acquires first characteristic values and second characteristic values from an image forming apparatus that forms an image by using an electrophotographic process. The first characteristic values include at least one of (i) toner concentrations and (ii) developing potentials. The first characteristic values have an influence on developability. The second characteristic values are different from the first characteristic values. The notification unit predicts occurrence of a dot image which has no relationship with the image by using the first characteristic values and the second characteristic values which are acquired by the acquisition unit, and that makes notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Matsuyuki Aoki
  • Patent number: 9934693
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for generating an aircraft turnaround and airport terminal status analysis are described herein. One device includes a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to receive flight information and airport terminal information associated with an airport, generate an aircraft turnaround analysis based on the flight information and the airport terminal information, and a user interface to display the aircraft turnaround analysis in a single integrated display. One device includes a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to receive airport terminal information associated with an airport, generate an airport terminal status analysis based on the airport terminal information, and a user interface to display the airport terminal status analysis in a single integrated display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: John Premnath Joyson, Rajesh V. Poojary, Maksood Kadike
  • Patent number: 9911083
    Abstract: Performance information and configuration information is received for the plurality of computer systems. The computer systems are grouped into a plurality of clusters based at least in part on the performance information, where the plurality of clusters includes a first cluster and a second cluster. A system configuration associated with the first cluster is automatically identified from the configuration information and is automatically sent to the second cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Mark Chamness, Eric Schnegelberger