Remote Supervisory Monitoring Patents (Class 702/188)
  • Patent number: 10655984
    Abstract: An outage estimator that generates outage data characterizing a power state for a number of premises serviced by a power grid, the number of premises comprising a first set of the premises and a second set of the premises different from the first set of the premises. The generating includes executing a first stage analysis that estimates the power state for the first set of the premises associated with a set of transformers coupled to a first feeder in the power grid in response to detecting an event message from a smart meter associated with the first set of the premises. The generating also includes executing a second stage analysis that estimates the power state for a second set of premises associated with a set of laterals coupled to a second feeder in the power grid in response to detecting that no event messages have been provided from smart meters associated with the second set of the premises within a predetermined amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric D Schwartz, Ronald A Capute
  • Patent number: 10656805
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of obtaining a label for graphically presented operating behavior is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: FALKONRY, INC.
    Inventors: Nikunj R. Mehta, Prasanta Bose
  • Patent number: 10635936
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first set of sensor data including data representing an object or an event in a monitored environment, receiving a second set of sensor data representing a corresponding time period as a time period represented by the first set of sensor data, inputting to a tutor classifier data representing the first set of data and including data representing the object or the event, generating a classification of the object or event in the tutor classifier, receiving the second set of sensor data at an apprentice classifier training process, receiving the classification generated in the tutor classifier at the apprentice classifier training process, and training the apprentice classifier in the apprentice classifier training process using the second set of sensor data as input and using the classification received from the tutor classifier as a ground-truth for the classification of the second set of sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Joacim Tullberg, Viktor Andersson
  • Patent number: 10635992
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a system that reduces bandwidth requirements for transmitting telemetry data from sensors in a computer system. During operation, the system obtains a cross-imputability value for each sensor in a set of sensors that are monitoring the computer system, wherein a cross-imputability value for a sensor indicates how well a sensor value obtained from the sensor can be predicted based on sensor values obtained from other sensors in the set. Next, the system clusters sensors in the set of sensors into two or more groups based on the determined cross-imputability values. Then, while transmitting sensor values from the set of sensors, for a group of sensors having cross-imputability values exceeding a threshold, the system selectively transmits sensor values from some but not all of the sensors in the group to reduce a number of sensor values transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Kenny C. Gross, Kalyanaraman Vaidyanathan, Anton A. Bougaev, Aleksey M. Urmanov
  • Patent number: 10627784
    Abstract: A first control unit includes a data transfer relay unit that executes a process of transferring input data corresponding to a signal input to an input and output unit to a second control unit according to a request from the second control unit, and/or a process of transferring output data that defines a signal to be output from the input and output unit from the second control unit to the input and output unit, a storage unit that holds the data transferred by the data transfer relay unit, and a monitoring processing unit that determines whether or not a predetermined trigger condition has been satisfied on the basis of the data held in the storage unit, and outputs a value of any data held in the storage unit according to a predetermined output configuration when it is determined that the trigger condition has been satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Kanaya, Asahi Matsui, Norihiro Maekawa, Ryosuke Fujimura
  • Patent number: 10623509
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for monitoring a condition of an appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Jean-Baptiste Delinselle, Pierre Duffaut
  • Patent number: 10607728
    Abstract: An alert optimizer subsystem for a HIT system modifies, reconciles, and/or prioritizes candidate clinical alerts. The optimized alerts may be filtered, prioritized, enriched, and/or formatted so that the alerts are more relevant and/or more actionable for a system user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Natalee Agassi, Emin Agassi, Jay Kim, John Haley
  • Patent number: 10591886
    Abstract: A control system includes a controller for controlling a control target and redundant devices accessible from the controller. The control system includes a feature quantity generation unit that generates a feature quantity from data associated with the redundant devices, an abnormality detection unit that determines whether an abnormality has occurred in one of the redundant devices based on the feature quantity generated by the feature quantity generation unit and a predetermined abnormality detection parameter, a switch unit that switches the redundant devices between a working mode and a standby mode when the abnormality detection unit determines that an abnormality has occurred, and a learning unit that performs machine learning using the data associated with the redundant devices to determine the abnormality detection parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Shinsuke Kawanoue
  • Patent number: 10594587
    Abstract: An operation method of a first switch, among a plurality of switches in a vehicle network including the plurality of switches connected through a bus line in a bus topology, may include receiving a diagnostic request message from an on-board diagnostic (OBD) apparatus through the bus line; performing a diagnostic operation indicated by the diagnostic request message; and transmitting a result of the diagnostic operation to the OBD apparatus through the bus line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Dong Ok Kim, Jun Byung Chae, Jin Hwa Yun
  • Patent number: 10591174
    Abstract: A building management system includes a communications bus, field devices connected to the communications bus, a cloud service including a machine learning engine; and a controller for an HVAC device. The controller communicates with the communications bus and the cloud service and is configured to transmit messages through the communications bus to the field devices, compile a list of connected field devices, receive sample data from the connected field devices, and transmit the sample data from the connected field devices to the cloud service. The controller is further configured to receive identifying characteristics for each of the connected field devices from the cloud service and to select a control logic file for the HVAC device based on the identifying characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Sourav Bandyopadhyay, Sushant Trivedi
  • Patent number: 10581975
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for smart facilities monitoring. Servers and other computing devices configured according to this disclosure can receive data, in real-time or at periodic intervals, from multiple sensors. The server can identify the type of data being received and perform an analysis on the data. Based on that analysis, the server can determine if a notification needs to be communicated to an individual. This notification can, for example, inform the individual of a problem identified by the sensor. The server can generate the notification, determine to whom the notification should be sent, and transmit that notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Richard M. Blair, II, Steven Lewis, Anthony G. Wind, III
  • Patent number: 10567557
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that processes data received from a remote system. During operation, the system sends, from a computer system to a remote system, a request for a local time at the remote system and records a time of transmission of the request. Next, the system obtains, from the remote system, a response to the request, wherein the response includes the local time of the remote system. The system then computes a difference between the time of transmission and the local time of the remote system to determine a time offset that accounts for a time difference between the computer system and the remote system. Finally, the system uses the time offset to standardize timestamps in time-series data received from the remote system, wherein standardizing the timestamps associated with the time-series data comprises adjusting the timestamps to conform to a time standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Lai Qiang Ding, Ziliang Chen, Junqing Hao, Ting Wang
  • Patent number: 10539466
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and apparatus for monitoring temperature and airflow from multiple sensors node for maintaining proper conditions within a refrigerated tractor-trailer unit or reefer. The system provides a mesh network of multiple sensors, which communicate between sensors and with a processing unit of a reefer unit for monitoring the condition of transported goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: GlobalTrak, LLC
    Inventor: Richard C Meyers
  • Patent number: 10540266
    Abstract: A method and a system for testing a software based system. The method includes collecting data from the software based system under test by a first data processing device; virtualizing and timestamping the collected data by the first data processing device; abstracting data storage type and data storage location of the collected data by the first data processing device; broadcasting the virtualized and timestamped data to at least one second data processing device; reacting to the collected data at its location with an action carried out locally by the first data processing device or by sending communication pertaining to the action to the first data processing device from the at least one second data processing device; and updating execution of the test based upon the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: PROFILENCE OY
    Inventors: Mikko Keskitalo, Mika Mikkelä, Sami Utriainen
  • Patent number: 10534873
    Abstract: The present invention is a computer modeling system for creating a comprehensive environmental impact model. The system performs a series of novel functions to reflect the impact of multiple emissions on all species of interest within an environment at designated concentration levels. The system can be further utilized as a repository to update environmental data received from scientific researchers and to update existing models accordingly. The system integrates new data and updates calculations to create increasingly complex, comprehensive and reliable predictive models for users, which include US and foreign entities charged with developing emissions standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Mark A Chappell, Michael L. Mayo, Jonathon A. Brame, Matthew C. Brondum
  • Patent number: 10536351
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique that can be performed by an electronic device. The technique can include generating timestamped events, where the timestamped events include raw data generated by electronic device. The technique can further include obtaining results by performing a operation on the timestamped events, in accordance with instructions. The technique can further include sending the results or indicia thereof over a network to a server computer system, and receiving back new instructions generated by the server computer system based on the sent results. Lastly, the technique can include performing a new operation on timestamped events including raw data generated based by the electronic device, where the new operation can be performed in accordance with the new instructions to obtain new results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Pradeep B. Nagaraju, Adam Jamison Oliner, Brian Matthew Gilmore, Erick Anthony Dean, Jiahan Wang
  • Patent number: 10525716
    Abstract: A system tracks the fluid information in fluid cartridges used in digital dispense devices connected to a network. Each device stores a history of cartridges that have been used in the device. Each cartridge stores a fluid information value and/or an indicator that indicates whether the cartridge has been used before in any device. When a device receives a previously-used cartridge, the device broadcasts a request for information about that cartridge from the other devices. Each device having the matching cartridge identification value in its history reports over the network the latest fluid information value associated with the matching cartridge identification value. The requesting device chooses the most up-to-date response based on the latest value of fluid information. The requesting device then updates its memory using the latest value and begins incrementing the information from that latest information for subsequent fluid dispense jobs performed using the installed cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bruce Deboard, Brian Jones
  • Patent number: 10523570
    Abstract: A method for shaping traffic from an egress port in a software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) involves obtaining a stored network bandwidth measurement of the network bandwidth between a source endpoint and a destination endpoint, obtaining a current shaping rate used by the source endpoint when sending data to the destination endpoint, obtaining an updated measurement of the network bandwidth between the source endpoint and the destination endpoint, wherein the updated measurement of network bandwidth is obtained from an SD-WAN controller, determining a new shaping rate based on the stored network bandwidth measurement, the current shaping rate measurement, and the updated measurement of network bandwidth, and configuring the shaping rate used by the source endpoint when sending data to the destination endpoint with the new shaping rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Versa Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Sridhar Iyer, Apurva Mehta
  • Patent number: 10499811
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for remote monitoring. In some example implementations, there is provided a method. The method may include receiving, at a remote monitor, a notification message representative of an event detected, by a server, from analyte sensor data obtained from a receiver monitoring an analyte state of a host; presenting, at the remote monitor, the notification message to activate the remote monitor, wherein the remote monitor is configured by the server to receive the notification message to augment the receiver monitoring of the analyte state of the host; accessing, by the remote monitor, the server, in response to the presenting of the notification message; and receiving, in response to the accessing, information including at least the analyte sensor data. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Robert Mensinger, Eric Cohen, Phil Mayou, Eli Reihman, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Rian Draeger, Angela Marie Traven
  • Patent number: 10503162
    Abstract: A distributed control system receives analysis data. The analysis data includes quality attributes of fluid samples and an indication of a plant location corresponding to the fluid samples. The system identifies one or more anomalies of fluid based upon the quality attributes of the plurality of fluid samples and attributes the one or more anomalies to one or more particular areas. The system triggers an alert, trigger control, or both, based at least in part upon the identified one or more anomalies and the attributed one or more particular areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Constantin Dinu, Otman Dinari, Joseph Law
  • Patent number: 10496059
    Abstract: An operational control management method of determining a possibility of parallel execution of multiple operational controls that are included in a workflow, in which a computer performs processing includes judging whether a first operational control that is to be executed next and a second operational control that follows the first operational control are detailed determination targets, based on operation categorization information that results from categorizing each of the multiple operational controls based on an operation target and operation content; and determining a possibility of parallel execution based on relationships of the first operational control and the second operational control to the operation target and on operation situations of operation targets, with which the first and second operational controls are associated, in a case where the first operational control and the second operational control are the detailed determination targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Ikezaki, Shoichi Kogiso, Yusuke Kuchiwaki, Masakazu Furukawa
  • Patent number: 10471302
    Abstract: A system and method for administering an activity program. An activity goal for an activity and an activity sub-goal for the activity is established. The activity sub-goal includes an activity performance goal and an activity period, wherein the activity performance goal must be met within an amount of time equal to the activity period. The activity goal includes a repetition requirement, wherein the repetition requirement sets a minimum number of times that a measured activity must meet the activity sub-goal over a given time period. Activity is measured and a determination is made as to whether the measured activity meets the activity sub-goal. If so, a determination is made as to whether the corresponding activity goal has been met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: CAPSULE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Ehlert, Mark R. Pollmann
  • Patent number: 10467128
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention include a method, system and computer program product. The method includes a processor performing an accounting of available test resources within one or more organizations; storing data relating to the accounting of available test resources; storing data relating to one or more test resource goals; determining to maintain the data relating to the accounting of available test resources; determining to analyze the data relating to the accounting of available test resources; analyzing the data relating to the accounting of available test resources with respect to the data relating to one or more test resource goals; and determining from the analyzing, by the processor, the data relating to the accounting of available test resources with respect to the data relating to one or more test resource goals that the available test resources within one or more organizations are either optimal or non-optimal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas W. Conti, Kyle R. Moser
  • Patent number: 10469281
    Abstract: In some implementations, a resident device can automatically generate scene suggestions and/or trigger suggestions based on historical data aggregated from multiple user devices. For example, a resident device can be a user device that is (e.g., mostly) kept in the home environment. Therefore, the resident device is able to collect accessory state and/or context data when another user device may not be connected to the accessories in the home environment. Moreover, the resident device can collect and/or aggregate accessory state data, context data, and user device state data from across multiple user devices. The resident device can automatically determine the accessories and/or corresponding accessory states for a scene and/or scene triggers based on historical patterns of use represented in the aggregated historical accessory state data. The user device can present suggest scenes and/or triggers to the user of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin P. McLaughlin, Serhat S. Bucak, Sumit Saxena, Anush Nadathur
  • Patent number: 10467129
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention include a method, system and computer program product. The method includes a processor performing an accounting of available test resources within one or more organizations; storing data relating to the accounting of available test resources; storing data relating to one or more test resource goals; determining to maintain the data relating to the accounting of available test resources; determining to analyze the data relating to the accounting of available test resources; analyzing the data relating to the accounting of available test resources with respect to the data relating to one or more test resource goals; and determining from the analyzing, by the processor, the data relating to the accounting of available test resources with respect to the data relating to one or more test resource goals that the available test resources within one or more organizations are either optimal or non-optimal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas W. Conti, Kyle R. Moser
  • Patent number: 10452060
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a multi-projection theater includes a plurality of projection surfaces disposed within a single theater, a projection apparatus configured to project content onto the plurality of projection surfaces, a central control server configured to monitor inside of the theater, and an administrator terminal configured to receive the monitoring information of the central control server. The central control server transmits error information to the administrator terminal when an image information error of content projected onto the plurality of projection surfaces is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CJ CGV CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Du Hui Lee, Kyung Yoon Jang
  • Patent number: 10429092
    Abstract: An asynchronous reporting mechanism for a remote device in a heating, ventilation and air conditioning environment. Using gateway information, such as a device address, report information may be sent to the user account, or using another approach, the information may be sent directly to the user. An asynchronous message may be sent without user intervention or request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick R. Lemire, Cherry Lv, Thomas Paul Schmit, Jeffrey J. Stuart, Bo Wang, James W. Kern, William R. Blum, Philip J. Ferro
  • Patent number: 10419587
    Abstract: Disclosed is an inverter system. A control part of the inverter system includes a control unit configured to set a communication protocol in association with a control unit of the power part, and transmit control data and receive power data according to the set communication protocol, and a power part of the inverter system includes a control unit configured to set a communication protocol in association with the control unit of the control part, and transmit power data and receive control data according to the set communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bong-Ki Lee
  • Patent number: 10410424
    Abstract: System health related information is obtained from a system being monitored, wherein the system being monitored comprises an information processing system. One or more graphics representing at least a portion of the system health related information are generated. The one or more graphics are overlaid onto a real-world view of the system being monitored to generate an augmented reality view illustrating the system health related information for the system being monitored. The augmented reality view may be presented on a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Muzhar Khokhar, Steve Langley, Ken Kim, Joseph Bet-Eivazi, Ankur Prakash Suratwala
  • Patent number: 10401815
    Abstract: A method includes determining a scan rate associated with each of a plurality of input/output (I/O) modules. The method also includes transmitting a read request message to at least one expansion controller that controls the plurality of I/O modules, the read request message having an align index field. The method further includes receiving a reply message from the at least one expansion controller for each of the I/O modules for which a value of the align index field of the read request message is an even multiple of the associated scan rate. The method also includes incrementing the value of the align index field. In addition, the method includes repeating the transmitting, receiving, and incrementing until the value of the align index field is greater than a threshold, wherein the threshold is a least common multiple of the scan rates of the plurality of I/O modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Yanqiu Wang, Chengtao Zhang, Fei Cheng, Yi Cheng, Li Chen, Mei Fa Chen
  • Patent number: 10402227
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for task-level optimization of compute environments are disclosed. Execution is initiated of one or more tasks using a plurality of computing resources provisioned from a multi-tenant provider network. At least some of the computing resources vary in configuration. One or more metrics are determined that are associated with the execution of the one or more tasks. A configuration of the computing resources is selected based at least in part on the one or more metrics. A modified job definition associated with the one or more tasks is generated. The modified job definition indicates the selected configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Edward Kinney, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10395459
    Abstract: A method for performing a lockout-tagout procedure includes reading, by a sensor of a portable device, a location tag positioned at a location or on a device that an electronic lock is associated with to acquire a location identifier; acquiring, by a communication device of the portable device, audit data from the electronic lock regarding at least one of a lock event or an unlock event of the electronic lock; and at least one of transmitting, by the communication device of the portable device, the audit data and the location identifier to a remote server configured to provide for determination of compliance with the lockout-tagout procedure using the audit data and the location identifier; or interpreting, by a processing circuit of the portable device, the audit data and the location identifier to determine at least one of the lock event or the unlock event is part of the lockout-tagout procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Scott Kalous, Kieran MacCourt
  • Patent number: 10394720
    Abstract: In an aspect of the present disclosure, a method is disclosed including receiving first transaction data from a first trusted party that includes a first pending transaction between the first trusted party and a second trusted party and a second pending transaction between the first trusted party and an un-trusted party. The method further includes receiving second transaction data from the second trusted party that includes a third pending transaction between the second trusted party and the un-trusted party. The method further includes analyzing the first and second transaction data to determine whether more than one trusted party has a pending transaction with the same un-trusted party, determining that the first trusted party and the second trusted party each have a pending transaction with the un-trusted party, and modifying the first pending transaction, the second pending transaction, and the third pending transaction. The modification includes removing the third pending transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Raghu K. Ganti, Mudhakar Srivatsa, Dinesh C. Verma
  • Patent number: 10380874
    Abstract: Systems and methods for localizing a bad condition in a crowded asset environment include providing a plurality of wireless transceivers associated with a sensor monitoring a condition of an asset, wherein each of the plurality of wireless transceivers in a long range operating mode adjusts the transmission power to a high output power, monitoring the conditions of the assets using the long range operating mode with a sensor receiver, communicating an alarm to the sensor receiver by at least one of the plurality of wireless transceiver, transmitting by the sensor receiver a command to all of the plurality of wireless transceivers to switch to a low transmission power output to allow a localization of the item, switching each of the plurality of wireless transceivers to operate in a localization operating mode, wherein the transmission power is set to a low output power, and localizing the sensor generating the alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Abhinay Venuturumilli
  • Patent number: 10358936
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a bowed rotor sensor system for a gas turbine engine is provided. The bowed rotor sensor system includes a bowed rotor sensor operable to transmit a sensing field in an observation region and receive a signal indicative of a gap between an air seal and a blade tip within the gas turbine engine. The bowed rotor sensor system also includes a controller operable to monitor a plurality of gap data from the bowed rotor sensor indicative of the gap between the air seal and the blade tip of a plurality of blades passing through the observation region and determine a bowed rotor status of the gas turbine engine based on the gap data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bruce Hockaday, Charles W. Haldeman
  • Patent number: 10323982
    Abstract: A compact spectrometer is disclosed that is suitable for use in mobile devices such as cellular telephones. In preferred embodiments, the spectrometer comprises a filter, at least one Fourier transform focusing element, a micro-lens array, and a detector, but does not use any dispersive elements. Methods for using the spectrometer as an end-user device for performing on-site determinations of food quality, in particular, by comparison with an updatable database accessible by all users of the device, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: VERIFOOD, LTD.
    Inventors: Damian Goldring, Dror Sharon
  • Patent number: 10313796
    Abstract: A microphone assembly includes an acoustic sensor configured to produce an electrical signal and an electrical circuit including a voice activity detector coupled to an output of the acoustic sensor. The microphone assembly further includes an internal clock signal generator and a host interface coupled to the electrical circuit. The host interface has external connections including an external clock signal and a data connection. The microphone assembly includes an acoustic activity detection mode of operation when the electrical circuit is clocked by the internal clock signal generator in the absence of an external clock signal at the host interface. The microphone assembly has a plurality of operating modes controlled by an external clock signal received in response to an interrupt signal provided by the electrical circuit. The electrical circuit is configured to provide data representing the electrical signal at the host interface when the external clock signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Knowles Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Claus Erdmann Fürst, Henrik Thomsen, Michael Deruginsky, Dibyendu Nandy, Oddy Nopporn Khamharn
  • Patent number: 10300334
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for athletic training optimization are disclosed. In one example, a fitness level change is identified. In one example, a current training intensity is updated to reflect an updated user fitness level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Chu-Shan Chuang
  • Patent number: 10296518
    Abstract: A data storage system includes multiple storage zones that store replicated copies of data items. Upon receiving a delete operation at a particular time to delete a data item, the system computes a maximum last update time based on the particular time and a minimum data item lifetime. Based on determining that a copy of the data item is stored in the data storage zone, the system then determines a last update time of the data item. In addition, based on determining that the last update time is less than the first maximum last update time, the system deletes the copy of the data item from the data storage zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: James Cowling, Venkata Harish Mallipeddi, IV
  • Patent number: 10291727
    Abstract: There is provided a technique to assist operation in a social network system. An information processing device includes a motion data acquirer that acquires motion data of a user, a motion data comparator that compares the motion data acquired by the motion data acquirer with comparative motion data, and an operation executor that executes predetermined operation to social network service utilized by the user based on a comparison result of the motion data comparator. An information processing method includes acquiring motion data of a user, comparing the acquired motion data with comparative motion data, and executing predetermined operation to social network service utilized by the user based on a comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Horie
  • Patent number: 10291029
    Abstract: The technology is generally directed towards real-time power grid island detection and monitoring, including obtaining and outputting information about the cause and location of the islanding event, island size, island composition, phasor measurement units in each island, and the overall island frequency. The technology provides for suggested island resynchronization actions such as one or more circuit breakers that can be closed by the power grid system operators to resynchronize an island with the main island/system. An application program may output the information and also assist the operators during the resynchronization process by providing real time information about the voltage difference and frequency difference across each proposed circuit breaker in the suggested restoration point. Real-time tracking of the island resynchronization actions is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Manu Parashar, Anil Jampala, Jay Giri, Saugata Swapan Biswas
  • Patent number: 10282747
    Abstract: Techniques for providing content to a computing device of a user are described. For example, a platform hosts a plurality of tools includes an analytics tool and a content tool. Input of a customer of the platform is received and specifies user segments and content to be provided accordingly. The tools are updated based on the customer input. User interactions of the user are also received and analyzed by, for example, the analytics tool. The analytics tool outputs an indication that the user is associated with a user segment based on the analysis. The output identifies the user segment and the user based on a format usable by the other tools. In turn, the content tool automatically receives and uses the output as an input to determine the content and the target of the content. Accordingly, the content tool provides the content to the computing device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Anil Sachdev, Thomas Greger, Brandon Pack
  • Patent number: 10282223
    Abstract: Methods and systems that compute an efficiency coefficient of a set of virtual machines (“VMs”) running in a cloud-computing facility are described. The set of VMs may be a collection of VMs that form a VDC or the set of VMs may be a subset of a larger set of VMs that comprises a VDC. The efficiency coefficient is a metric that may be used to evaluate effective use of cloud-computing facility resources by the set of VMs. The efficiency coefficient is calculated based on ideal and actual cumulative cost of the set of VMs utilization of cloud-computing facility resources. As a result, the efficiency coefficient may also be used to assess cost effective use of cloud-computing facility resources by the set of VMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Yochai Uliel, Uri Kochavi, Aviv Rosenfeld
  • Patent number: 10275953
    Abstract: A system for tracking and evaluating ride maintenance includes: a management computer including a non-transitory processor and a memory in which a maintenance staff database and a ride maintenance database are stored; a ride condition detection system integrated with the management computer and including: a detector configured to record a video of the ride maintenance activity or an image of a target object at a certain time interval; and a control unit configured to communicate with the detector via a communication line, to detect the position change of the target object, and to store the video of the ride maintenance activity in the ride maintenance video database. The control unit has a memory to store ride condition database and ride maintenance video database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John Cronin, Michael Glynn D'Andrea, Mikio Morioka
  • Patent number: 10268603
    Abstract: An electronic system may include a host, a memory, a data recording system, and a driving circuit. The driving circuit may drive a signal transferred between the host and the memory. The driving circuit may maintain amplitude and/or strength of the signal transferred between the host and the memory when the signal is monitored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Hyung Kyu Kim, Il Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 10267702
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to force sensors. As may be implemented in accordance with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes a force-responsive component having a resonant frequency, and a circuit that compensates for variations with the force-responsive component. The force-responsive component moves in response to an applied force, in accordance with a spring constant that is susceptible to fluctuation. The compensation circuit determines Brownian motion of the force-responsive component at the resonant frequency based on temperature, and generates an output based on the determined Brownian motion and movement of the force-responsive component. Such an output is indicative of force applied to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Steeneken, Jozef van Beek, Willem Besling
  • Patent number: 10258243
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring various physiological and environmental factors, as well as systems and methods for using this information for a plurality of useful purposes, are provided. Real-time, noninvasive health and environmental monitors include a plurality of compact sensors integrated within small, low-profile devices. Physiological and environmental data is collected and wirelessly transmitted into a wireless network, where the data is stored and/or processed. This information is then used to support a variety of useful methods, such as clinical trials, marketing studies, biofeedback, entertainment, and others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Valencell, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Francis LeBoeuf, Jesse Berkley Tucker, Michael Edward Aumer
  • Patent number: 10255014
    Abstract: A system tracks the exact amount of ink remaining in printhead cartridges used in printers connected to a network. Each printer stores a history of cartridges that have been used in the printer. Each cartridge stores a status indicator that indicates whether the cartridge has been used before in any printer. When a printer receives a previously-used cartridge, the printer broadcasts a request for information about that cartridge from the other printers. Each printer having the matching printhead identification number in its history reports over the network the last recorded ink dot count associated with the matching printhead identification number. The requesting printer chooses the most up-to-date response based on the highest dot count or the latest time-stamp. The requesting printer then updates its memory using the dot count from the most up-to-date response and begins counting dots from that updated count for subsequent print jobs performed using the installed cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lucas Barkley, Bruce Deboard, Brian Jones
  • Patent number: 10255797
    Abstract: An improved alarm management system (“ALMS”) is described. In an embodiment, the improved alarm management system is configured to include a control system connected to multiple field devices in communication with an alarm management analysis system. The alarm management analysis system and control system can further be configured to communicate with the PI interface of a plant network. In a further embodiment, data from multiple ALMS can be aggregated offsite, processed, and configured to be displayed to offsite personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Anwar R. Al-Odail, Ziyad M. Al-Yahya
  • Patent number: 10257206
    Abstract: A blockchain of transactions may be referenced for various purposes and may be later accessed by interested parties. One example may comprise one or more of creating one or more control commands configured to control one or more smart devices, signing the one or more control commands via a key maintained by an entity creating the control commands, broadcasting the one or more control commands to the one or more smart devices, and storing the one or more control commands in a blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Miao He, Changrui Ren, Bing Shao, Yue Tong