Remote Supervisory Monitoring Patents (Class 702/188)
  • Patent number: 9826338
    Abstract: Disclosed is an IoT-based system for overseeing process control and predictive maintenance of a machine or a network of machines by employing machine wearable sensors. The system comprises a plurality of IR temperature sensors, each of which secured to the exterior of the machine; each IR sensor capable of transmitting captured temperature data wirelessly over a communications network, an algorithm engine capable of receiving data from the IR sensors, the algorithm engine for further processing the received data to recognize real-time temperature patterns, deviations, etc., and based on the same issuing control commands pertaining to the machine, and one or more control modules disposed in operative communication with the control panel of the machine, the control module capable of receiving, over a communications network, the control commands and executing the same resulting in accomplishing process control or predictive maintenance of the machine or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Prophecy Sensorlytics LLC
    Inventor: Biplab Pal
  • Patent number: 9817422
    Abstract: This invention is a platform and method for using cognition for managing enterprise energy needs. Cognitive platform allows for dynamic management of energy consumption, demand and baseline calculations by use of a cognitive platform and cognitive device. Employees as well as internal and external stakeholders can set performance indicators and monitor the parameters against the energy performance indicators. Based on the initial knowledge, the system identifies improvements in order to reach the energy key performance indicators. Depending on the feedback, the system learns and improves the accuracy of the predictions and suits them to a given industry or given enterprise scenario. Enterprise-wide energy and/or environmental management covers policies, planning, key performance indicators, goals, targets, works flows, user management, asset mapping, input-output energy flows, conservation options, performance management, analytics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Muralidhar Goparaju, Vinulata Goparaju
  • Patent number: 9812879
    Abstract: A battery thermal monitoring system prevents thermal runaway during battery charging. A temperature sensor and relay may be connected to each battery. The temperature at each battery may be compared to the ambient temperature in the charging system. When the temperature difference between the battery charging temperature and the ambient temperature exceeds a predetermined difference, the relay may disconnect the battery from the charging source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventors: John Russell Gravett, Brian Joseph Green
  • Patent number: 9792011
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a computing device accessory system including a memory having user interface (UI) reconfiguration information, wherein the UI reconfiguration information is selected and loaded into the memory based at least in part on a perceptual attribute of the computing device accessory. The computing device accessory system further includes a transmitter and a processor system communicatively coupled to the memory and the transmitter. The processor system and the transmitter are configured to access the memory and transmit the UI reconfiguration information to a computing device having a reconfigurable UI. The computing device is configured to utilize the UI reconfiguration information to reconfigure the reconfigurable UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Adam H. E. Eberbach
  • Patent number: 9785226
    Abstract: For one disclosed embodiment, a processor comprises a plurality of processor cores to operate at variable performance levels. One of the plurality of processor cores may operate at one time at a performance level different than a performance level at which another one of the plurality of processor cores may operate at the one time. The plurality of processor cores are in a same package. Logic of the processor is to set one or more operating parameters for one or more of the plurality of processor cores. Logic of the processor is to monitor activity of one or more of the plurality of processor cores. Logic of the processor is to constrain power of one or more of the plurality of processor cores based at least in part on the monitored activity. The logic to constrain power is to limit a frequency at which one or more of the plurality of processor cores may be set. Other embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Efraim Rotem, Oren Lamdan, Alon Naveh
  • Patent number: 9781327
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a correspondence relationship information change unit for changing a correspondence relationship information indicating each correspondence relationship between a plurality of image pickup devices and a plurality of controllers, the image pickup devices and the controllers being associated with each other, the controller being used to operate at least one of the plurality of image pickup devices, and the controller being capable of operating the image pickup device associated with the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Hitoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9760912
    Abstract: In some examples, one or more processors of a computing system may receive telemetry data from a plurality of devices, user identifications (IDs) of a set of users of the plurality of the devices, and information from social media indicative of user sentiments toward the devices. The computing system may predict user experience related to the devices based at least in part on the telemetry data, the user IDs, and the information from the social media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Ezekiel Kruglick
  • Patent number: 9753839
    Abstract: A method and a computer system include a protocol evaluation engine that evaluates a test script. The method includes receiving a test script and requirements, developing a set of protocol evaluators, evaluating the test script by comparing the protocol evaluators with the test script, determining a final score for the evaluator for the test script and generating a group score for a plurality of test scripts for identifying a tester for the test script based on the group score. The computer system includes a process and memory and processor executable instructions to carry out the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Ravikumar Balakrishnan, Rajesh Chengalpathy, S. Yogeswaran
  • Patent number: 9754227
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to an example system for adjusting an exercise schedule of a generator. The system includes the generator and a controller that exercises the generator according to the exercise schedule. The controller modifies the exercise schedule based on generator use. In some of the example embodiments described herein, the controller is a generator controller. Other embodiments relate to a method for adjusting an exercise schedule of a generator. The method includes exercising the generator according to the exercise schedule, and modifying the exercise schedule based on generator use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Eric Greenwald, Andrew John Sember, Harrison C. Chiu, Jayson Pierringer
  • Patent number: 9733842
    Abstract: A detection device includes an interface unit that performs communication with a host device which is a master, and a storage unit that stores information on a data transmission order of its own detection device. Ina case where the host device designates a common address which has a plurality of detection devices as common destinations, and issues a read command, the interface unit transmits the detected data to the host device in the data transmission order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sudo, Katsuhiko Maki
  • Patent number: 9719455
    Abstract: An apparatus for preventing a jackrabbit accident using a vehicle black box includes a jackrabbit accident prevention unit that is provided in the vehicle black box, synchronizes an accelerator position signal with a vertical synchronization signal for recording of an image to generate first jackrabbit analysis information to be transmitted to an accident record unit, combines the accelerator position signal with a throttle position signal to be transmitted to the accident record unit as second jackrabbit analysis information and to determine jackrabbit based on the second jackrabbit analysis information, and prevents the jackrabbit accident by automatically shutting off driving power to a fuel pump in the jackrabbit state, and the accident recording unit that provides horizontal and vertical synchronization signals for storing of an image to the jackrabbit accident prevention unit, maps the first jackrabbit analysis information with a recorded image, and stores the mapping result in a memory card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: MUREUNG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Il-Wong Kim
  • Patent number: 9723062
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and method to provide a mechanism to perform faster collaboration among the services by retrieving the context information from the central device using service identifier as key element. The system is adapted to create a unique device identifier by associating device MAC address, context information and operation/service identifier while performing the device registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Soma Bandyopadhyay, Souvik Maiti, Munmun Sengupta, Subhajit Dutta
  • Patent number: 9703275
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for monitoring and controlling irrigation and climate conditions in landscapes (such as, e.g., municipal parks, gardens, and sports fields) and agricultural environments (such as, e.g., open agricultural fields, greenhouses, and other sites growing crops).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventors: Pelin Ersavas, Bulut Ersavas, Semih Pekol, Thomas Devol
  • Patent number: 9672707
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on storage devices, for monitoring, security, and surveillance of a property. In one aspect, a system includes a virtual reality headset, a plurality of cameras, a plurality of sensors that includes a first sensor, a control unit, wherein the control unit includes a network interface, a processor, a storage device that includes instructions to perform operations that comprise receiving data from the first sensor that is indicative of an alarm event, determining a location of the first sensor, identifying a set of one or more cameras from the plurality of cameras that are associated with the first sensor, selecting a particular camera from the identified set of one or more cameras; and transmitting one or more instructions to the particular camera that command the particular camera to stream a live video feed to a user interface of the virtual reality headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Incorporated
    Inventor: Daniel Kerzner
  • Patent number: 9662560
    Abstract: Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems include components for measuring or sensing athletic performance data and/or for storing and/or displaying desired information associated with the athletic performance to the user (or others). Such systems can allow users a wide variety of options in creating workouts, selecting and presenting media content during the athletic performance, etc., e.g., to help keep users entertained and motivated. In some instances, user feedback may be used, optionally in combination with objective data relating to a workout, to control features of the workout routine, to control the music or other media content selected and/or presented, and/or to control features of future workout routines and/or the presented media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond W. Riley, Kevin W. Hoffer, William E. Berner, Jr., Allan M. Schrock, James A. Niegowski, William F. Rauchholz
  • Patent number: 9659216
    Abstract: A method, computer program, and system for real-time signal analysis providing characterization of temporally-evolving densities and distributions of signal features of arbitrary-type signals in a moving time window by tracking output of order statistic filters (also known as percentile, quantile, or rank-order filters). Given a raw input signal of arbitrary type, origin, or scale, the present invention enables automated quantification and detection of changes in the distribution of any set of quantifiable features of that signal as they occur in time. Furthermore, the present invention's ability to rapidly and accurately detect changes in certain features of an input signal can also enable prediction in cases where the detected changes associated with an increased likelihood of future signal changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Flint Hills Scientific, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Alexei V. Nikitin, Mark G. Frei, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Ivan Osorio, Ruslan L. Davidchack
  • Patent number: 9661282
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing local expert sessions. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a request to initiate a local expert session from a user; identifying available local experts in response to the request, wherein a local expert is a user who has registered to offer local expert sessions in a geographic location relevant to the physical location of the user; selecting an available local expert; and initiating a local expert session between the user and the selected local expert, wherein initiating the local expert session comprises providing video captured by a session accessory worn by the user to a user device for presentation to the selected local expert and establishing communication between the user and the selected local expert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Udi Manber
  • Patent number: 9645574
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for monitoring the condition of rotor blades for wind turbines. It is therefore the object of the invention to increase the accuracy of the monitoring of the condition of rotor blades of wind turbines and to allow a localization of faults or defects and their exact description. In the method in accordance with the invention, eigenvibrations of a rotor blade occurring globally at the rotor blade and locally guided elastic waves are permanently detected with time and spatial resolution using a sensor network and actuator network attached to the rotor blade or using a network arrangement of ultrasound transducers. In addition, elastic waves which are guided periodically at predefinable time intervals and which are respectively emitted by an actuator or ultrasound transducer and detected by sensors or ultrasound transducers are in so doing inspected for variations of the emitted waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignees: Wölfel Engineering GmbH + Co. KG, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Bernd Frankenstein, Frank Schubert, Lars Schubert, Eberhard Schulze, Herbert Friedmann, Fritz-Otto Henkel, Carsten Ebert
  • Patent number: 9633555
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer usable program product for remote device location identification are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A command to identify a remote device is received, at the remote device in a data processing environment. The command is included in a predetermined communication directed to the remote device. A determination is made whether the command is supported at the remote device. The remote device is identified by transmitting an identification of a location associated with the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventors: Ramana R Machireddy, Vishal R Mansur, Matthew Ryan Ochs
  • Patent number: 9625885
    Abstract: A system, process, and method for modeling a building automation system is provided that permits a control program to easily and efficiently add field devices, gather data from, and provide data to field devices, iterate though all field devices in a hierarchical structure, poll the field devices, evaluate the results, and react accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, Herbert Meier, David E. Bornside, Diego Madone
  • Patent number: 9622537
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes an upper member and a sole structure, with a sensor system connected to the sole structure. The sensor system includes a plurality of sensors that are configured for detecting forces exerted by a user's foot on the sensor. Each sensor includes two electrodes that are in communication with a force sensitive resistive material. The electrodes and the force sensitive resistive material may have multi-lobed shapes. Additionally, the sensor system may be provided on an insert that may form a sole member of the article of footwear. The insert may have slits therethrough, and may have a defined peripheral shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Amos, Andrew A. Owings, Allan M. Schrock, Anthony C. Dean
  • Patent number: 9613383
    Abstract: Power plant field monitoring system and method using a QR code in which, when a user photographs a QR code attached to a monitoring field and transmits the photographed QR code to a route server, the route server transmits matching information that matches the transmitted QR code, from among process values at the monitoring field which are collected by a main control server, to a user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Chang Sun Yoon
  • Patent number: 9612264
    Abstract: The invention relates to an unmanned aerial device for performing a resistance, current and/or voltage measurement at an object, in particular a lightning protection measurement at a wind turbine, comprising a contact element with an electrically conductive contact area, which can be brought into contact with a surface of the object, in particular with a lightning protection receptor of a rotor blade, of a nacelle or of a tower of a wind turbine, and comprising an electrically conductive measurement cable, which, with a first end, is connected in an electrically conductive manner to the contact area, and, with a second end, can be connected to a resistance, current and/or voltage measuring device and/or a grounding contact of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Availon GmbH
    Inventors: Marcel Bruins, Jochen Holling
  • Patent number: 9594602
    Abstract: A method, article of manufacture, and apparatus for storing information in folders is disclosed. In some embodiment, this comprises performing a setup process, determining an application and a trigger event based on the results of the setup process, and assigning the determination to a folder stored in a storage device. In some embodiments, a setup process includes gathering information from an email service provider, or other web services provider. In some embodiments, the setup process may gather information on a local application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventors: Troy T. Davidson, Brian R. Gruttadauria, Joseph T. Frank
  • Patent number: 9585577
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for measuring stroke volume from a patient using a transbrachial electro-velocimetry waveform measured using an impedance sensor together with a motion waveform measured using a motion sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventors: Matt Banet, Isaac Henry, Donald Bernstein
  • Patent number: 9582234
    Abstract: A data aggregation system comprises an aggregation server. The aggregation server receives from a Human-Machine Interface (HMI) graphics data comprising a graphical representation of a portion of an industrial automation environment over an enterprise network, receives operation data associated with an operation of the industrial automation environment over the enterprise network, and receives a request for a viewing session from a plurality of communication devices over a communication network. In response to the request, the aggregation server transfers the graphics data over the communication network to the plurality of communication devices. In response to the request, the aggregation server transfers the operation data over the communication network to the plurality of communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Joseph Baier, Kevin George Gordon, Mark David Hobbs, Monte Leroy Fevang, Teunis Hendrik Schouten, Karen Kui
  • Patent number: 9569331
    Abstract: Disclosed is a memory device in which the state of the memory may be set by a mechanical action, with or without mains power present. The memory state may be detected by a microcontroller. The state for the memory device may be reset by a microcontroller. The microcontroller may be external to an apparatus containing the memory device, adjacent to or within the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Sleator
  • Patent number: 9562848
    Abstract: A hand held spectrometer is used to illuminate the object and measure the one or more spectra. The spectral data of the object can be used to determine one or more attributes of the object. In many embodiments, the spectrometer is coupled to a database of spectral information that can be used to determine the attributes of the object. The spectrometer system may comprise a hand held communication device coupled to a spectrometer, in which the user can input and receive data related to the measured object with the hand held communication device. The embodiments disclosed herein allow many users to share object data with many people, in order to provide many people with actionable intelligence in response to spectral data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: VERIFOOD, LTD.
    Inventors: Damian Goldring, Dror Sharon, Guy Brodetzki, Amit Ruf, Menahem Kaplan, Sagee Rosen, Omer Keilaf, Uri Kinrot, Kai Engelhardt, Ittai Nir, Nitzan Waisberg, Dana Cohen Bar-On
  • Patent number: 9563532
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention may be used to allocate tasks among computing machines in large scale computing systems. In one aspect, the method includes executing a first task in the plurality of tasks on a first computing machine and determining a performance degradation threshold for the first task. The method further includes calculating a predicted performance degradation of the first task when a second task is executed on the first computing machine, wherein the predicted performance degradation is determined by comparing a performance interference score of the second task with a performance sensitivity curve of the first task. The method further includes executing the second task on the first computing machine when the predicted performance degradation of the first task is below the performance degradation threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Hundt, Lingjia Tang, Jason Mars
  • Patent number: 9551725
    Abstract: A system for monitoring cleanliness of a material handling system is disclosed. The system includes a measuring device, a first signal device, a second signal device, and a measuring host. The measuring device installed in the cartridges conduct the cleanliness measurements and obtains the measured result. The first signal device installed in the cartridges transforms the measured results to wireless signals. The second signal device installed in a predetermined location outside of the cartridges receives the wireless signal. The measuring host transforms the received wireless signals back to the measured results. The cartridges of the material handling system are also disclosed. The disclosed cleanliness monitoring system and the cartridge can reduce the cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yongqiang Wang, Chunhao Wu, Kunhsien Lin, Xiande Li, Minghu Qi, Weibing Yang, Zenghong Chen, Zhenhua Guo, Yunshao Jiang, Zhiyou Shu
  • Patent number: 9547363
    Abstract: A power-saving method and associated electronic device are provided. The electronic device is connected with a first external electronic device and a second external electronic device, and a first sensor and a second sensor are deployed on the first external electronic device and the second electronic device, respectively. The electronic device includes: a third sensor, and a processor, wherein the first, second, and third sensors have the same type. The processor gathers information from the first pedometer sensor, the second pedometer sensor, the first external electronic device, and the second external electronic device, and determines whether to turn off at least one of the first, second, and third pedometer sensors according to the information gathered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiang Hsiao, Chi-Hsuan Lin, Po-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 9542658
    Abstract: A system and method analyzes resource consumption without requiring sensors at every device for which consumption is analyzed. Data rates used to provide resource use information may be increased or decreased based on user actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Silver Spring Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Grossman, Robert Tatsumi, Peter Santangeli, Jonathan Gay, Matthew Smith
  • Patent number: 9534451
    Abstract: A system comprising a piece of oilfield equipment, an identifier assembly and a reader. The piece of oilfield equipment has an exterior surface. The identifier assembly comprises an identification tag storing a unique identifier. The identification tag is capable of outputting a signal indicative of the unique identifier. The identification tag is mounted to the exterior surface of the piece of oilfield equipment beyond an external surface perimeter of the piece of oilfield equipment such that the identification tag is isolated from the exterior surface of the piece of oilfield equipment. The reader has an antenna receiving the signal indicative of the unique identifier from the identification tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Den-Con Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Denny, Edward Patterson
  • Patent number: 9513983
    Abstract: A method for maintaining a file system of a computer system is disclosed. An operating system is loaded to the computer system when the computer system is booted, such that the file system of the computer system is monitored in real time after the computer system is booted. When occurrence of an error in the file system is detected, a number of times the error has occurred is accumulated. When the number of times the error has occurred reaches a predetermined threshold, a notification message is generated and displayed on an electronic apparatus. Accordingly, a manager of the computer system may be notified immediately when the occurrence of the error in the file system is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Synology Incorporated
    Inventors: Chung-Cheng Li, Chien-Kuan Yeh, Shih-Hsien Liu
  • Patent number: 9495236
    Abstract: Among other things, an augmented reality device that is configured and/or arranged to present particular device operational health information as a function of the distance between the augmented reality device and the particular device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Monk
  • Patent number: 9479396
    Abstract: Services that support recovery of a data center require collecting information concerning the service customer's physical and virtual infrastructure, and specifically the configuration of their operating systems such as UNIX operating systems. Here an automatic discovery tool executes within the context of a secure browser program. Once a user is authenticated, a JavaScript or HTML program seamlessly retrieves a file that is specific to the type and version of the UNIX operating system on the host; the file contains commands and parsing logic for the commands to retrieve configuration data. Once parsed, the program forwards that data to a database so that the replication service provider may then correctly provision recovery systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Sungard Availability Services, LP
    Inventor: Amol P. Gokhale
  • Patent number: 9458824
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention relates to a method for controlling a wind turbine, having the steps of detecting an internal fault signal which is generated in the first wind turbine and which indicates a disruption of the first wind turbine; receiving at least one external fault signal which is generated outside of the first wind turbine and which indicates a disruption of another wind turbine; and evaluating the internal fault signal dependent on the at least one external fault signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Wobben Properties GmbH
    Inventors: Helge Giertz, Wolfgang de Boer
  • Patent number: 9456311
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for determining the indoor location of devices such as smartphones and tablet computers using reference points and sensors. According to one aspect disclosed herein, an environment analytics system can retrieve a layout of an environment and determines an absolute reference point for the layout. The environment analytics system also can determine a coordinate pair for a point associated with an area of the layout. The coordinate pair can be determined relative to the absolute reference point. The environment analytics system also can determine a coordinate pair for a beacon deployed within the area. The coordinate pair can be associated with a unique address of the beacon. The environment analytics system can update beacon data in an environment database to include the coordinate pair for the beacon and the unique address of the beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Mehmet Ozkan
  • Patent number: 9448137
    Abstract: A test system includes an actual machine including a test piece that is a mechanical element of a vehicle, the actual machine being installed in a first location; a control device that is installed in the first location, and controls the actual machine; a model installed in a second location away from the first location; and a data processor that is installed in the second location, and is connected to the actual machine or the control device via a communication line so that data communication is performed, the data processor acquiring data from the actual machine via the communication line so that an operation test is performed. The data processor calculates a target value for controlling the actual machine based on an output acquired by inputting the acquired data to the model, and the control device controls the actual machine based on the target value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yoshimoto, Tomoyasu Kada, Ryouhei Hayama, Masaharu Tagami, Aris Maroonian
  • Patent number: 9445435
    Abstract: Method for transmitting data from a resource-constrained transmitter to a receiver in a wireless network, comprising the following steps:—the resource-constrained transmitter (21a, 21b, 21c) sending a channel request message to the receiver,—in response to the request, the receiver (22) determining communication channel availability based on the result of a sensing step and broadcasting channel information,—the resource-constrained transmitter (21a, 21b, 21c) listening to the information and transmitting data on the corresponding channel, wherein the sensing step is performed by the receiver before or after receiving channel request from the transmitter. The invention also relates to a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventors: Ashish Vijay Pandharipande, Thomas Falck
  • Patent number: 9432272
    Abstract: Performance data relating to each of multiple network devices distributed in a geographic region is analyzed. That data can include values for various parameters measured automatically by routine polling of subscriber devices and/or network elements serving those subscriber devices. Measured parameter values can then be stored in a database and made available, together with information about subscriber device locations, to one or more analysis servers that analyze different portions of the network. As part of that analysis, groups of devices experiencing performance problems are identified based on device location. Information about those groups is then communicated and can be made available for, e.g., monitoring by service personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Ian D. Marshall
  • Patent number: 9424143
    Abstract: Method, system, apparatus and/or computer program for achieving transparent integration of high-availability services for distributed application programs. Loss-less migration of sub-programs from their respective primary nodes to backup nodes is performed transparently to a client which is connected to the primary node. Migration is performed by high-availability services which are configured for injecting registration codes, registering distributed applications, detecting execution failures, executing from backup nodes in response to failure, and other services. High-availability application services can be utilized by distributed applications having any desired number of sub-programs without the need of modifying or recompiling the application program and without the need of a custom loader. In one example embodiment, a transport driver is responsible for receiving messages, halting and flushing of messages, and for issuing messages directing sub-programs to continue after checkpointing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: RED HAT, INC.
    Inventors: Allan Havemose, Ching-Yuk Paul Ngan
  • Patent number: 9418266
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tracking assets are provided. In some aspects, a method includes generating a tracking identifier for an asset and storing the tracking identifier in a wireless tag associated with the asset. The tracking identifier includes a protocol identifier that identifies a protocol used for generating the tracking identifier. The tracking identifier also includes an asset identifier that identifies a class to which the asset belongs. The tracking identifier also includes at least one data load that identifies an element specific to the asset. The tracking identifier also includes at least one data load type identifier that identifies a type of a corresponding element specific to the asset or provides an end-of-data indication. The tracking identifier also includes at least one data load size identifier that identifies a size of a corresponding data load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Eugene Malone
  • Patent number: 9415158
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system can employ a number of power management techniques to avoid using substantially excessive power during operation of the pump drive system. Thus, the infusion pump system can draw upon the energy supply in an efficient manner that extends the useful life on the power supply. Furthermore, the infusion pump system can be configured estimate an amount of power remaining to operate the pump system without the requirement of directly detecting the remaining charge on power supply device (e.g., without detecting the remaining charge on a battery). As such, the infusion pump system can readily inform a user of a particular estimated amount of time remaining for medicine dispensing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Miller, Ken Mochel, David Rich
  • Patent number: 9372640
    Abstract: An abstraction for storage class memory is provided that hides the details of the implementation of storage class memory from a program, and provides a standard channel programming interface for performing certain actions, such as controlling movement of data between main storage and storage class memory or managing storage class memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventors: Peter D. Driever, Charles W. Gainey, Jr., Steven G. Glassen, Thomas B. Mathias, Kenneth J. Oakes, Peter G. Sutton, Peter K. Szwed, Elpida Tzortzatos, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 9369402
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method of obtaining parameters of a digital video to be provided to users of a network. The method includes modifying one or more of the obtained parameters, such that the modification is based on information relating to segments of the users of the network. In addition, the method includes creating a plurality of versions of the digital video. Each one of the plurality of versions comprises a broadcast quality digital video adapted to appeal to at least one of the segments of the users of the network. Further, the method includes monitoring the computing cloud to obtain an assessment of rendering resources available to the computing cloud in rendering the plurality of digital videos, and coordinating allocations of the rendering resources in rendering the plurality of digital videos based on the real time assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: EYEVIEW, INC.
    Inventors: Oren Harnevo, Gal Barnea
  • Patent number: 9348722
    Abstract: A network of microcontrollers for monitoring and diagnosing the environmental conditions of a computer is disclosed. The network of microcontrollers provides a management system by which computer users can accurately gauge the health of their computer. The network of microcontrollers provides users the ability to detect system fan speeds, internal temperatures and voltage levels. The invention is designed to not only be resilient to faults, but also allows for the system maintenance, modification, and growth—without downtime. Additionally, the present invention allows users to replace failed components, and add new functionality, such as new network interfaces, disk interface cards and storage, without impacting existing users. One of the primary roles of the present invention is to manage the environment without outside involvement. This self-management allows the system to continue to operate even though components have failed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Round Rock Research, LLC
    Inventors: Karl S. Johnson, Walter A. Wallach, Ken Nguyen, Carlton G. Amdahl
  • Patent number: 9351246
    Abstract: Various methods for distributing a single stream of sensor data to one or more services are provided. One example method may include maintaining an association between sensor data and one or more services requesting the sensor data. The method of this example embodiment may further comprise receiving the sensor data. The example method may further comprise generating one or more copies of the sensor data. The example method may also comprise providing for distribution of the copies of the sensor data to the services requesting the sensor data, such that a copy of the sensor data is provided for distribution to each of the services requesting the sensor data. Similar and related example methods, example apparatuses, and example computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Johanna Nieminen, Teemu Ilmari Savolainen, Markus Sakari Isomäki, Jari Mutikainen
  • Patent number: 9346557
    Abstract: A computer-implemented flight data monitoring method is provided for monitoring flight data, for example flight data obtained by a flight data recorder or quick access recorder on an aircraft. The method comprises receiving input flight data, performing flight data validation on the input flight data to generate validated flight data, and performing flight data analysis on the validated flight data to detect at least one predetermined type of flight event. The events may be useful for generating an aircraft safety report, for example. By validating the data before performing the analysis, the number of events which are falsely detected based on invalid or unreliable data can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Flight Data Services Limited
    Inventors: Dave Jesse, Chris Jesse, Anne Seldon, Nadim Rahman, Farshad Fahimi
  • Patent number: 9349276
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for receiving sensor configuration information from a remote security, monitoring and automation (SMA) controller, storing that sensor configuration information, and transmitting the sensor configuration information to a remote central station alarm monitoring system in a form usable by the remote central station. In addition, a mechanism is provided for receiving account configuration information from a remote node, storing that account configuration information, and transmitting the account configuration information to the remote central station in a form usable by that remote central station. In this manner, inefficiencies during installation and modification of a security system using the SMA controller can be avoided through automated provision of the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Wade Cohn, Gary Robert Faulkner, James Edward Kitchen, David Leon Proft, Corey Wayne Quain