Cause Or Fault Identification Patents (Class 702/185)
  • Patent number: 11327797
    Abstract: Embodiments provide techniques for estimating seasonal indices for multiple periods. Some embodiments can receive a signal comprising a plurality of measures sampled over a span of time from an environment in which one or more processes are being executed. Some embodiments may then extract a seasonal effector and a de-seasonalized component from the signal. Next, some embodiments can apply one or more spline functions to the seasonal effector to generate a first model. Some embodiments may then apply a linear regression technique to the de-seasonalized component to generate a second model. Some embodiments may then initiate actions associated with the code. Some embodiments may then generate a forecast of the signal based on the first model and the second model. Next, some embodiments may initiate, based at least in part on the forecast, one or more actions associated with the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Eric S. Chan
  • Patent number: 11326512
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine for an aircraft comprises an engine core comprising a turbine, a compressor, and a core shaft connecting the turbine to the compressor, wherein a compressor exit temperature is defined as an average temperature of airflow at the exit from the compressor; and a fan located upstream of the engine core, the fan comprising a plurality of fan blades extending from a hub, each fan blade having a leading edge and a trailing edge, wherein a fan rotor entry temperature is defined as an average temperature of airflow across the leading edge of each fan blade at cruise conditions and a fan tip rotor exit temperature is defined as an average temperature of airflow across a radially outer portion of each fan blade at the trailing edge at cruise conditions. A core to fan tip temperature rise ratio is in the range from 2.845 to 3.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Craig W Bemment, Pascal Dunning
  • Patent number: 11300945
    Abstract: Using an analytical model, a problem related to a product is identified from a collection of report data, the product being a three dimensional (3D) solid having a shape and produced from a manufacturing process. The problem is correlated with a set of factors. The set of factors describes a circumstance in which a user performs an operation of the product. According to a weight assigned to the problem, the problem is selected for prototyping. Using a processor and a memory, the set of factors and the operation are simulated by using a modified design of the product. In response to the modified design solving the problem, a specification of the modified design is provided for 3D printing to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karl J. Cama, Norbert Herman, Shubhadip Ray
  • Patent number: 11294917
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for data attribution using frequent pattern analysis are described. In some cases, data stored at a multi-tenant database server may be analyzed to understand various interactions and patterns between data attributes associated with multiple users. The multi-tenant database server may effectively cluster and/or perform calculations on attributes of the data to understand user patterns. In some examples, the multi-tenant database server may determine a change (e.g., a probability change) in the user patterns by removing one or more attributes from the data set and re-performing the analysis. By re-performing the analysis, the multi-tenant database server may attribute a value to individual pieces and combinations of the data in order to indicate the effect that each piece of data has on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Yacov Salomon, Maria Dimakopoulou
  • Patent number: 11293675
    Abstract: A heat exchanger, in particular a chiller, includes a heat exchanger block with a first fluid duct for a refrigerant and a second fluid duct for a coolant, an inlet and an outlet for the refrigerant, which are formed at a connecting flange and which are fluidically connected to the first fluid duct, a sensor for detecting a measured variable of the refrigerant, and an electronic expansion valve arranged in the inlet including an integrated regulating unit, wherein the expansion valve regulates a flow rate of the refrigerant in the inlet as a function of the detected measured variable. The sensor and the regulating unit are connected via a cable to transfer data. A port is formed at the expansion valve. The cable is further secured releasably or non-releasably in the respective port at the expansion valve. In addition, a method for controlling or regulating the heat exchanger is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Wesner
  • Patent number: 11288155
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system and computer program product for identifying anomalies in data during a data outage. An anomaly detection model is built using data received from a sensor at a characterized granularity. Once a period of service occurs following a data outage, a quantum of missing data during the data outage is identified using predictive modeling if the data during the data outage is not available at the granularity in which the anomaly detection model is built. The identified quantum of missing data is retrofitted into a predicted pattern during the data outage and the analytics are then re-run on the retrofitted quantum of missing data in the predicted pattern to identify anomalies during the data outage. In this manner, anomalies in data, such as data from sensor readings, can be identified during the data outage thereby enabling the model to provide more accurate predictions of anomalies occurring during the data outage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mansoor Ahmed, Sattwati Kundu, Nair Raghunath Eledath, Geetha Adinarayan
  • Patent number: 11288152
    Abstract: Provided is a computer-implemented method, the method including storing a meta-model in a computer-readable storage medium, wherein the meta-model includes at least one risk element, at least one test element and at least one objective element, and associations between the elements, wherein each risk element is associated with one or more objective elements, and/or each risk element is associated with one or more test elements, wherein at least one element of the elements and/or at least one association has at least one associated risk-related parameter. Also provided is a corresponding computer program product and system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Kai Höfig, Peter Zimmerer
  • Patent number: 11263069
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for determining whether a computing node is in a normal or an abnormal condition based on its characteristics relative to those of other computing nodes. In embodiments, characteristics about computing nodes (e.g., CPU resources used) are used to cluster those computing nodes, and those computing nodes that lie outside of a cluster are identified as abnormal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Bellingan, Atle Normann Jorgensen
  • Patent number: 11243522
    Abstract: Methods and systems for detection in an industrial internet of things data collection environment with intelligent data collection and equipment package adjustment for a production line are disclosed. An example system includes a data collector communicatively coupled to a plurality of input channels connected to data collection points operatively coupled to at least one piece of equipment of an equipment package of the production environment and a data acquisition circuit structured to interpret a plurality of detection values from the plurality of input channels. A data analysis circuit utilizes an expert system diagnostic tool to identify an off-nominal process state in response to the plurality of detection values and a response circuit adjusts an equipment package parameter in response to the off-nominal process state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Strong Force IoT Portfolio 2016, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Howard Cella, Gerald William Duffy, Jr., Jeffrey P. McGuckin, Mehul Desai
  • Patent number: 11243841
    Abstract: A sales data processing apparatus includes a display, a product scanner to obtain a commodity code from a product being registered in a sales transaction, a storage unit to store journal data including product information for registered. A controller is configured to record product information for products registered in the sales transaction and output a notification of an error in the sales transaction when detected. The notification is output to the display screen and includes information regarding resolution of the error. The controller executes a first countermeasure for resolving the error, then stops the sales transaction if the error is not resolved. The controller then executes a second countermeasure after the sales transaction has been stopped and starts a new transaction if the error is resolved by the second countermeasure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akira Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11235478
    Abstract: In the disclosure, a failure of a device performing work while moving is more reliably detected while the data amount of failure diagnosis data is reduced. The disclosure includes a frequency analyzing part which performs a frequency analysis on acquired data from an acceleration sensor; a maximum frequency detecting part which detects a maximum frequency from a result of the frequency analysis; and a failure diagnosis data generating part which sets a frequency twice or more of the maximum frequency as a sampling frequency, samples the acquired data from the acceleration sensor, and generates the failure diagnosis data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hidekatsu Nogami, Yahiro Koezuka, Yoshimitsu Nakano, Arata Kataoka
  • Patent number: 11208916
    Abstract: A communication adapter of a gas turbine engine of an aircraft includes a communication interface configured to wirelessly communicate with an offboard system and to communicate with an engine control of the gas turbine engine. The communication adapter also includes a memory system and processing circuitry configured to check for a change of an identifier associated with the engine control, check for a loss of a plurality of remote dynamic data recording parameters from the engine control, and pass a request to update the remote dynamic data recording parameters from the offboard system through the communication adapter to the engine control based on detecting the change of the identifier. The processing circuitry is further configured to reload an existing configuration of the remote dynamic data recording parameters at the engine control based on determining that the loss of the remote dynamic data recording parameters has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Raymond Scheid, Calvin K. Lin
  • Patent number: 11208876
    Abstract: A system includes a reception interface that receives sensor data of an artificial lift system disposed at least in part in a well; an analysis engine that, based at least in part on a portion of the sensor data, outputs values of state variables of the artificial lift system; and a transmitter interface that transmits information, based at least in part on a portion of the values of state variables, to a surface controller operatively coupled to the artificial lift system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Sensia LLC
    Inventors: David Milton Eslinger, Emmanuel Coste, Jeffery P. Anderson
  • Patent number: 11181897
    Abstract: A damage probability calculation device which calculates a damage probability in an evaluation target region of a gas turbine computes strength distributions including a mean, a standard deviation and a certainty factor of the strength of a material used for the evaluation target region with respect to stresses on the basis of strength test data of the material. In addition, the damage probability calculation device computes stress distributions including the mean, the standard deviation and the certainty factor of stresses input to the evaluation target region on the basis of operation data of the gas turbine acquired through a sensor. Further, the damage probability calculation device computes damage probability distributions indicating distributions of damage probabilities of the evaluation target region on the basis of the strength distributions and the stress distributions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitomo Miyagi, Toshinobu Ohara, Hideaki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11169512
    Abstract: An operation monitoring device includes an analytical data obtaining unit for obtaining analytical data that contain history information of a machine; a non-operation reason analysis unit for analyzing the state of the machine by classifying the state of the machine for every predetermined time as either of an operating state and a plurality of kinds of non-operating states, based on the analytical data, the operating state being a state in which the machine is operating, and the non-operating states being classified based on a reason for non-operation; a storage unit for storing an analysis result storage database that stores the result of analysis; a display unit for presenting to a user the result of the analysis; and a correction unit for correcting the result of the analysis according to an instruction from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: OKUMA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji Uemura
  • Patent number: 11169899
    Abstract: To predict a failure condition in a power module of a vehicle, it is determined whether a discontinuity in statistical data characterizing physical measurements of the power module meets a threshold criterion. Responsive to the discontinuity meeting the threshold criterion, a data offset in the physical measurements is computed at the discontinuity. A shift correction is applied to the physical measurements in accordance with the computed data offset responsive to a determination that the discontinuity is attributable to a restart of the power module. Other statistical data characterizing the shift-corrected physical measurements are computed and the statistical data and the other statistical data are provided to a machine learning processor that predicts the failure condition in the power module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Ali M. Bazzi, Lingyi Zhang, Weiqiang Chen, Krishna Pattipati, Donald McMenemy, Shailesh Joshi
  • Patent number: 11169497
    Abstract: The system generally includes a crosspoint switch in the local data collection system having multiple inputs and multiple outputs including a first input connected to the first sensor and a second input connected to the second sensor. The multiple outputs include a first output and a second output configured to be switchable between a condition in which the first output is configured to switch between delivery of the first sensor signal and the second sensor signal and a condition in which there is simultaneous delivery of the first sensor signal from the first output and the second sensor signal from the second output. Each of multiple inputs is configured to be individually assigned to any of the multiple outputs. Unassigned outputs are configured to be switched off producing a high-impedance state. The local data collection system includes multiple multiplexing units and multiple data acquisition units receiving multiple data streams from multiple machines in the industrial environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Strong Force IOT Portfolio 2016, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Howard Cella, Gerald William Duffy, Jr., Jeffrey P. McGuckin
  • Patent number: 11161624
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining aircraft component phase position are provided. In one embodiment, a method can include receiving a set of data from a data acquisition system associated with a component. The method can include identifying a plurality of phase reference points based, at least in part, on the set of data. Each phase reference point can be indicative of a phase position of the component relative to the data acquisition system at a respective point in time. The method can include generating a model based, at least in part, on the plurality of phase reference points. The model can be indicative of the phase position of the component relative to the data acquisition system at a plurality of times. The method can include determining the phase position of the component at one or more points in time based, at least in part, on the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Timothy Robert North, Steven Bonnett, Tod Alexander Gilbert
  • Patent number: 11163745
    Abstract: A system and method for statistical fingerprinting of structured datasets begins by dividing the structured database into groups of data subsets. These subsets are created based on the structure of the data; for example, data delineated by columns and rows may be broken into subsets by designating each column as a subset. A fingerprint is derived from each subset, and then the fingerprint for each subset is combined in order to create an overall fingerprint for the dataset. By applying this process to a “wild file” of unknown provenance, and comparing the result to a data owner's files, it may be determined if data in the wild file was wrongfully acquired from the data owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: LiveRamp, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Coleman, Tsz Ling Christina Leung, Martin Rose, Chivon Powers, Natarajan Shankar
  • Patent number: 11116471
    Abstract: Evaluating dose performance of a radiographic imaging system with respect to image quality using a phantom, a channelized hotelling observer module as a model observer, and a printer, a plaque, or an electronic display includes scanning and producing images for a plurality of sections of the phantom using the radiographic imaging system, wherein the plurality of sections represent a range of patient sizes and doses and wherein the sections of the phantom contain objects of measurable detectability. Also included is analyzing the images to determine detectability results for one or more of the contained objects within the images of the plurality of sections of the phantom, wherein the analyzing includes using a channelized hotelling observer (CHO) module as a model observer; and displaying, via the printer, the plaque, or the electronic display, a continuous detectability performance measurement function using the determined detectability results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TIP Imaging, LLC
    Inventors: David P. Rohler, Thomas L. Toth, Steven H. Izen, Arjun K. Maniyedath
  • Patent number: 11112336
    Abstract: An intelligent identification method for a vibration characteristic of rotating machinery, the steps providing converting a speed or acceleration time domain signal of mechanical vibration to a frequency domain envelope spectrum by signal processing, extracting a frequency upper limit value fmax of the envelope spectrum; at least screening out a high energy harmonic with a frequency range within fmax/Nmax by amplitude comparison. Nmax is a frequency multiple upper limit multiple for performing a frequency multiple check on the high energy harmonic. Then, extracting at least one set of characteristic parameters, based on respective amplitudes and/or frequencies, of 1-fold to Nmax-fold frequency region peaks of each high energy harmonic. The 1-fold frequency region peak of the high energy harmonic is the high energy harmonic itself. Finally, inputting the at least one set of characteristic parameters of each high energy harmonic into a machine learning intelligent algorithm to perform training and calculation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventor: Haiyang (Jackson) Li
  • Patent number: 11099531
    Abstract: A method of controlling an operation of a mechanical transmission system includes receiving motor-load data corresponding to the mechanical transmission system. The method further includes receiving, by a digital motor unit, one or more motor input parameters and generating motor parameter estimates of one or more of the plurality of motor parameters. The method also includes receiving, by a digital load unit, one or more motor parameter estimates from the digital motor unit and generating load parameter estimates corresponding to one or more load parameters. The digital motor unit and the digital load unit is a real-time operational model of the motor unit and the load unit respectively. The method also includes controlling the operation of the mechanical transmission system based on one or more of the motor-load data, motor parameter estimates and load parameter estimates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Prabhakar Neti, Karim Younsi, Deepak Aravind, Xu Han
  • Patent number: 11054817
    Abstract: An apparatus, methods and systems for collecting data related to an industrial environment are disclosed. A monitoring system can include a data collector communicatively coupled to a plurality of input channels relating to an aspect of an industrial production process, a data storage structured to store a plurality of detection values, a data analysis circuit structured to interpret a subset of the detection values to determine a state value comprising at least one of a process state or a component state, an optimization circuit structured to analyze a subset of the detection values and the state value, using at least one of a neural net or an expert system, to provide an adjustment recommendation, and an analysis response circuit structured to adjust the industrial production process in response to the adjustment recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Strong Force IoT Portfolio 2016, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Howard Cella, Gerald William Duffy, Jr., Jeffrey P. McGuckin, Mehul Desai
  • Patent number: 11003518
    Abstract: Example systems may relate to component failure prediction. A non-transitory computer readable medium may contain instructions to analyze a plurality of features corresponding to a component of a system. The non-transitory computer readable medium may further contain instructions to determine which of the plurality of features to use to model a failure of the component. The non-transitory computer readable medium may contain instructions to generate a plurality of models to model the failure of the component and assemble the plurality of models into a single model for predicting component failure. The non-transitory computer readable medium may further contain instructions to extract data associated with a component failure predicted by the single model and correlate the data associated with the predicted component failure with the single model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Marlon Gomes Lopez, Guilherme Selau Riberio, Luciano Alves, Humberto Cardoso Marchezi, Brian Schmitz Tani, Leonardo Marquezini, Eduardo Rodel, Josepe Franco Gerent
  • Patent number: 10963325
    Abstract: A technique includes, for each storage drive of a plurality of storage drives, determining a metric associated with the storage drive based at least in part on a plurality of attributes associated with the storage drive; and determining a health of a given storage drive of the plurality of storage drives based at least in part on the metric associated with the given storage drive and the metric associated with at least one other storage drive of the plurality of storage drives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Roberto Coutinho, Marcio Maraschin, Matheus Eichelberger, John Landry
  • Patent number: 10935617
    Abstract: The invention provides for a magnetic resonance imaging system (100) comprising a memory (134) for storing machine executable instructions (140) and pulse sequence commands (142). The pulse sequence commands are configured for controlling the magnetic resonance imaging system according to a DCE Magnetic Resonance Imaging protocol. The magnetic resonance imaging system further comprises a user interface (200) and a processor (130) for controlling the magnetic resonance imaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Jochen Keupp, Jan Jakob Meineke, Karsten Sommer
  • Patent number: 10929268
    Abstract: Techniques are described for generating prediction metrics that describe one or more predicted characteristics and/or outcomes of a software development project. Implementations employ machine learning (ML) algorithms to develop prediction models to predict characteristics of a project. For example, the models can be employed to predict a number of defects that may be present in a software product that is produced by a software development project. A model can be trained using input data captured from previous software projects, such as data describing the feature set of a software product, the timeline for its development, the particular type or domain of software, a number of modules, functions, etc., the particular number and/or identity of personnel working on the project, and so forth. Such input data can be analyzed to extract features that are provided as training data to train a model that is used to predict project metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Sandeep Bhat, Rohit Shrikant Patwardhan
  • Patent number: 10915637
    Abstract: A method, a client, and a system for testing an application. A webpage file includes codes for simulating a malicious attack. The method includes providing, by the test client, a network address of the webpage file to the tested application, wherein when the tested application loads the webpage file according to the network address, the tested application executes the codes comprised in the webpage file to attempt to read content of a private file in a private directory of the tested application. When the tested application successfully reads the content of the private file, the tested application transmits a message carrying the content of the private file to a test server through a local terminal device, wherein the test server determines whether the tested application has a security loophole according to the message transmitted by the tested application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jinding Wang, Yue Gao, Fan Shao
  • Patent number: 10884885
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: detecting, by a computing device, a failure event for a primary data collection device that is currently collecting and providing data; discontinuing, by the computing device, use of the primary data collection device based on the detecting the failure event; selecting, by the computing device, an alternate data collection device based on the discontinuing the use of the primary data collection device; receiving, by the computing device, data collected by the alternate data collection device; receiving, by the computing device, failure related data associated with the primary data collection device after discontinuing use of the primary data collection device; and updating, by the computing device, a hazard function based on the failure related data, wherein the hazard function is used to detect future failures of a same type of primary data collection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kelley Anders, Jeremy R. Fox, Jonathan Dunne, Liam S. Harpur
  • Patent number: 10877471
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating a fault tree for a failure mode of a complex system including a plurality of components, the method includes the steps of providing component fault tree, CFT, elements of the components; linking the components according to their failure dependencies within the complex system; and generating the fault tree by incorporating for each dependency link from a first component to a second component the output failure modes of the component fault tree element of the second component into the component fault tree element of the first component to trigger the output failure modes of the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Reiner Heilmann, Kai Höfig
  • Patent number: 10867877
    Abstract: A system for providing a targeted recall includes a metrology sub-system for performing in-line measurements on semiconductor dies after one or more fabrication steps to generate in-line measurement profiles, a failure analysis sub-system for determining a manufacturing fingerprint of a failed die, and a controller. The metrology sub-system may further perform one or more measurements of the semiconductor dies after one or more packaging steps to generate package characterization profiles. The controller may generate manufacturing fingerprints for the semiconductor dies based on the in-line measurement profiles and the package characterization profiles, which are referenced to unique electronic chip identifiers. The controller may further identify at-risk dies by comparing the manufacturing fingerprints of the semiconductor dies with the manufacturing fingerprint of the failed die and direct a targeted recall for the one or more at-risk dies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: KLA Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Rathert, David W. Price
  • Patent number: 10867455
    Abstract: Machine learning based methods for vehicle maintenance are disclosed. In one aspect, there is a method that includes uploading a flight dataset. The flight dataset includes timestamped vectors of kinematic and behavioral sensor data elements acquired by on-board sensors. The method further includes assigning each timestamped vector of the flight dataset to a kinematic cluster. The method further includes identifying behavioral sensor data that is anomalous for the assigned kinematic cluster of the timestamped vector. The method further includes generating an alert criticality score for each combination of kinematic cluster and behavioral sensor with anomalous sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: AppliedEA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yehoshua Mordechai Segal, Ryan Conrad Kohl
  • Patent number: 10838394
    Abstract: Provided are a failure classifying device, a failure classifying method, and a failure classifying program capable of specifying the causes of failures even when a controller does not generate an alarm. A failure classifying device includes: a failure unit acquiring unit that acquires a data set in which a failure unit of a machine is correlated with one or a plurality of constituent parts; a failure history acquiring unit that acquires a failure history including events of failures that occurred in the past and countermeasure parts; and a correlating unit that stores information on one or a plurality of events in correlation with the failure unit by matching the constituent part to the countermeasure part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao Kamiguchi, Shouichi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10831586
    Abstract: A similarity between a pattern distribution of selected state patterns of system state descriptions in a first set of system state descriptions and an average pattern distribution of the selected state patterns of the system state descriptions in a second set of system state description is determined. The similarity is compared with a plurality of such similarities between the pattern distributions within the second set of system state descriptions and the average pattern distribution in the second set of system state descriptions. An abnormal state of the system is determined using this comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Rui Li, Henning Ochsenfeld
  • Patent number: 10805328
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting and scoring anomalies. In some embodiments, a method is provided, comprising acts of: (A) identifying a plurality of values of an attribute, each value of the plurality of values corresponding respectively to a digital interaction of the plurality of digital interactions; (B) dividing the plurality of values into a plurality of buckets; (C) for at least one bucket of the plurality of buckets, determining a count of values from the plurality of values that fall within the at least one bucket; (D) comparing the count of values from the plurality of values that fall within the at least one bucket against historical information regarding the attribute; and (E) determining whether the attribute is anomalous based as least in part on a result of the act (D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Mastercard Technologies Canada ULC
    Inventors: Christopher Everett Bailey, Randy Lukashuk, Gary Wayne Richardson
  • Patent number: 10776193
    Abstract: Technologies are disclosed for identifying and remediating correctable hardware errors. A firmware can detect a system management interrupt (“SMI”) generated by a hardware device responsive to the occurrence of a correctable error. Once the firmware has identified the device that generated the SMI, the firmware can determine whether an earliest recorded error generated by the identified device is longer ago than a threshold amount of time. If the earliest recorded error generated by the device is not longer ago than the threshold amount of time, the firmware can increment an error count for the device. The firmware can also determine whether the error count for the device exceeds a threshold. If the error count for the device exceeds the threshold, the firmware can generate an error notification for the device. The firmware can also implement a remedial action policy for the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Manickavasakam Karpagavinayagam, Manish Jha, Altaf Hussain, Harikrishna Doppalapudi, Purandhar Nallagatla
  • Patent number: 10768227
    Abstract: A method is provided for analyzing failure rates due to soft/hard errors in the design of a digital electronic device. The method includes creating an error injection point by introducing a fault into a code path having a plurality of levels; determining an error detection point at which the introduced fault becomes detectable; creating a list of all of the logic cells forming the cone of logic that forms the data input to the error detection point, thereby generating a first logic cone list; creating a list of all of the logic cells forming the cone of logic that forms the data input to the error injection point, thereby generating a second logic cone list; determining the intersection between the first and second logic cone lists; and conducting a failure rate analysis on the intersection between the first and second logic cone lists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjay Pillay, Arun Kumar Gogineni
  • Patent number: 10748696
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a member with marking having at least one marking area to be processed digitally, as well as a member other than the member with marking. The marking allows for tracing the production history of individual electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Shibuya, Kazuhiko Otsuka, Tetsuya Oga
  • Patent number: 10713580
    Abstract: Provided is a failure prediction method using a failure prediction apparatus, including: receiving time-series data about measured performance parameters from a device under test; encoding the time-series data with a plurality of symbols corresponding to a predetermined range; calculating a transition probabilities between the symbols of the encoded time-series data, and generating a transition matrix according to the transition probabilities; calculating an abnormal indicator, which is a difference between the transition matrix and a pre-stored database, and an increased value of the abnormal indicator; and comparing the increased value of the abnormal indicator and a predetermined threshold value, and if the increased value of the abnormal indicator is greater than the predetermined threshold value, predicting that failure of the device under test is to occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: UNIST(ULSAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
    Inventor: Dae Il Kwon
  • Patent number: 10715552
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method performed by a computer system. The method includes receiving first user input defining a filter of an anomaly action rule, the filter defining at least one of an attribute of an anomaly or an attribute of a computer network entity. The method also includes receiving second user input defining an action of the anomaly action rule. The method further includes generating the anomaly action rule based on the first user input and the second user input, wherein the anomaly action rule causes performance of the action upon detecting an anomaly on the computer network that satisfies the anomaly action rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventor: George Tsironis
  • Patent number: 10705937
    Abstract: Methods for providing the capability to resample computer system metrics, while providing improved accuracy over conventional techniques. The system and method conducts monitoring and measuring metrics of system resource consumption of a plurality of entities to generate resource consumption data, generating a report of the resource consumption data for the plurality of entities for each of a plurality of time periods, identifying a number, k, of the plurality of entities as top-k consumers of resources for each of the plurality of time periods, identifying at least one residual entity of the plurality of entities whose resource consumption is not included in the top-k entities based on residual resource consumption data of the entity, and resampling the reports of the resource consumption data corresponding to the top-k entities and to the at least one residual entity to form at least one report covering a time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Metin Feridun, Thomas Gschwind
  • Patent number: 10701353
    Abstract: A system is disclosed, comprising a data processing device configured to receive an image of a pattern from an imaging system, calculate a bit sequence based on the pattern, and compare the bit sequence to a true bit sequence to generate an evaluation of the imaging system; and an output device configured to output the evaluation. An exemplary pattern comprises a first plurality of shapes having a first spectral characteristic and a second plurality of shapes having a second spectral characteristic, the plurality of first shapes and the plurality of second shapes being arranged in a pattern that is self-similar at different scales.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventor: Bradley L. Preece
  • Patent number: 10690723
    Abstract: Techniques facilitating determination and correction of physical circuit event related errors of a hardware design are provided. A system can comprise a memory that stores computer executable components and a processor that executes computer executable components stored in the memory. The computer executable components can comprise a simulation component that injects a fault into a latch and a combination of logic of an emulated hardware design. The fault can be a biased fault injection that can mimic an error caused by a physical circuit event error vulnerability. The computer executable components can also comprise an observation component that determines one or more paths of the emulated hardware design that are vulnerable to physical circuit event related errors based on the biased fault injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pradip Bose, Alper Buyuktosunoglu, Schuyler Eldridge, Karthik V. Swaminathan, Yazhou Zu
  • Patent number: 10657207
    Abstract: Failing test pattern simulations are performed to determine initial defect suspects based on injecting faults to defect candidate sites which are derived based on test responses. Initial inter-cell bridge suspects are then determined from cells in the initial defect suspects based on layout information and electrical information of the circuit. Passing test pattern simulations are performed to determine inter-cell bridge suspects from the initial inter-cell bridge suspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Huaxing Tang, Manish Sharma, Szczepan Urban
  • Patent number: 10649869
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and processes for burn process data retrieval and notification. A burn process that is ongoing and that is initiated to generate burn data associated with a testing computing device is detected at a computing device. A determination is made that the burn data has been generated by the testing computing device as part of the burn process. The burn data associated with the burn process generated by the testing computing device is then retrieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L. P.
    Inventors: Lokeswarareddy Tumuru, Radhabai Bonigam, Durga Prasad Bikkina, Muninder Raja Arram
  • Patent number: 10652122
    Abstract: Analyzing communication network data set access of a data set group constituted by multiple data sets. The method includes the following steps: (i) determining, for a first interval, a first low access count value corresponding to an amount of data sets in the data set group that have been accessed, in the first interval, an amount of times that is no greater than a low access threshold value; (ii) determining, for a second interval, a second low access count value corresponding to an amount of data sets in the data set group that have been accessed, in the second interval, an amount of times that is no greater than the low access threshold value; and (iii) determining a delta value based, at least in part, on a difference between the first low access count value and the second low access count value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Trudy L. Hewitt, Matthew C. Hillary, Lee A. Jacobson, Michael S. Thomason
  • Patent number: 10630561
    Abstract: A first set of values for a set of metrics is obtained. A given metric of the set of metrics monitors a given component of a set of components of a computing system. The first set of values is obtained during a period of expected behavior of the computing system. One or more correlations are determined between values of the first set of values to establish one or more expected correlations between values of two or more metrics. A second set of values for the set of metrics is obtained. A determination is made as to whether values of the second set of values maintain the one or more expected correlations determined based on the first set of values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Simon Tao, Yu Cao, Xiaoyan Guo, Kenneth Durazzo
  • Patent number: 10606249
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a new method to virtualize a plant facility with remote sites that are separated from a central site. The method includes: assembling, by a server computer located at the central site of the plant facility, an engineering package addressed to a particular remote site of the plant facility, the administrative package comprising a command script and a data component; and dispatching, by the server computer located at the central site of the plant facility and through a transport network of one or more transport vehicles, the engineering package to the particular remote site such that, when the engineering package arrives with a particular transport vehicle at the particular remote site, the command script is extracted and executed to perform control systems management and engineering tasks at the particular remote site for routine maintenance as if a human control system engineer is present to perform such systems management and engineering tasks on-site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Fouad M. Alkhabbaz, Osama Bakur Bahwal
  • Patent number: 10595125
    Abstract: An audio processing system is provided with a speaker, a plurality of microphones, and an audio processing device. The audio processing device includes a plurality of filters that allow audio signals of audio collected by the plurality of microphones to pass any respective first bands included in a band of the audio output from the speaker, a plurality of delayers that delay the audio signals passed through the plurality of filters by delay times corresponding to the first bands respectively, a correlation value calculator that calculates a correlation value of a plurality of audio signals delayed respectively by the plurality of delayers and an audio signal of the audio output from the speaker, and a determinator that determines presence or absence of abnormality in the plurality of microphones and the speaker based on the correlation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinichi Takayama
  • Patent number: 10563379
    Abstract: A system of identifying a payload destination, the system including: one or more sensors; and an identifying module configured to: receive a plurality of inputs from the one or more sensors, the plurality of inputs being associated with payload delivery from a lifting machine; define a plurality of input destination identifiers based on the plurality of inputs; compare the plurality of input destination identifiers with stored identifiers in order to establish one or more destination match estimates; and identify the payload destination based on the one or more destination match estimates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CQMS PTY LTD
    Inventors: Bruce Alexander Leslie, Michael Stoodley