Weather Patents (Class 702/3)
  • Patent number: 10929486
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that relate to an “activity assistant” that provides users with dynamically-selected “activities” that are intelligently tailored to the user's world. The subject technology receives the one or more global parameters of one or more selected activities. The subject technology further receives the one or more account-specific parameters of a selected user account. For the selected user account, and for each of the one or more selected activities, the subject technology: (a) determines one or more signals based at least in part on one or more of the global parameters of the selected activity and one or more of the account-specific parameters of the selected user account, and (b) uses the determined signals as a basis for determining an importance of the selected activity for the selected user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Chau, Andrew Timothy Szybalski, Stephane Lafon, Andrea Lynn Frome, Jerry Howard Morrison, Derek King Prothro, Huy Tuan Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10922424
    Abstract: A computer device, having at least two long-range wireless profiles and coupled with a communication bus of a vehicle, receives a notice that a vehicle-centric download for the computer device, or for a vehicle device coupled to the communication bus, is pending from a remote server. The vehicle computer device determines the size and security requirement associated with the pending download, and a current operational state of the vehicle. If the size or security requirement is low, a consumer-centric profile may be used for the download even if the vehicle is currently being used. If the download file size is large or requires very high security, or if a user is currently using the computer device according to the consumer-centric profile, the computer device may schedule the download to occur after receiving a trigger event occurrence message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: M2MD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Charles M. Link, II
  • Patent number: 10904735
    Abstract: A wireless communication-based casualty reporting, responder-ready emergency application system permits users to notify one or more pre-programmed responders of an emergency event so that an emergency alert can be broadcast to notify the users in the facility/site of the emergency. The system includes a check-in and verification component to provide access with respect to each specific facility/site. The system further includes a data storage provision coupled with the main application and is configured to maintain logs of alert events and other relevant information for future reference to build protocols and check for any patterns. To facilitate these operations, the system is programmed to relay crisis management plans and standard emergency protocols to users within a facility/site when an emergency event arises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Manmeetsingh Sethi, Keyan Zandy
  • Patent number: 10891521
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques of adjusting the combination of the samples in a training batch or training set. Embodiments include techniques to determine an accuracy for each class of a classification model, for example. Based on the determined accuracies, the combination of the samples in the training batch may be adjusted or modified to improve the training of the classification model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad, Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Austin Grant Walters
  • Patent number: 10891568
    Abstract: A method and system to assist people traveling together through a transport hub. Access to personal data is provided for members of a group of people traveling together through the transport hub for a trip. A preferred route is mapped, from a current location of the group, for each person to travel through the transport hub. A group route, which is route to be commonly used by each person of the group, is selected. Sub-groups of members are selected to travel through the transport hub together in response to matching personal data. The personal data, travel data for the group, and transport hub data corresponding to the transport hub are monitored. Each person is alerted, in response to the monitored values, to begin moving from the current location towards a departure location along the selected group route to arrive at the departure location at a desired arrival time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Evelyn R. Anderson, Michael Bender, Rhonda L. Childress, Ea-Ee Jan
  • Patent number: 10885141
    Abstract: A system and method for outputting weather data associated with a user-specified location based on a user-specified weather inquiry, including weather data output based on user-specified weather conditions, locations output based on a user-specified weather inquiry, notifications output regarding weather-related warnings, and notifications output based on weather-related notification thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: AccuWeather, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Lee Rainey, Bill Vincent, Casey McGeever, Michelle L. Massung, Gregg Pavlik
  • Patent number: 10879702
    Abstract: A system and method for performing novel wind forecasting that is particularly accurate for forecasting over short-term time periods, e.g., over the next 1-5 hours. Such wind forecasting is particularly advantageous in wind energy applications. The disclosed method is anchored in a robust physical model of the wind variability in the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL). The disclosed method approach leverages a physical framework based on the unsteady dynamics of earth's atmosphere, and drives forecasting as a function of previously-observed atmospheric condition data observed at the same location for which a wind forecast is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Elie Bou-Zeid, Mostafa Momen
  • Patent number: 10877012
    Abstract: A system, a computer readable storage medium, and a method for automatically siting for air quality monitoring stations includes collecting from air quality monitoring stations air pollution concentration data, collecting from meteorological stations meteorological data, and interpolating, by the at least one or more processors, the air pollution concentration data to provide interpolated air pollution concentration data. The method and system can further cluster the interpolated air pollution concentration data and the meteorological data to provide clustered data and select a candidate site for an air monitoring station using the clustered data. The method and system can further evaluate a relationship of the air pollution concentration data with the meteorological data by weighting the air pollution data with the meteorological data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Dong, Xiao Guang Rui, Jian Yao, Wen Jun Yin, Chao Zhang, Xin Zhang, Yu Xin Zhao
  • Patent number: 10872397
    Abstract: An device extracts a luminance that satisfies a rule from among luminance of being observed values of electromagnetic waves in a plurality of wavelength bands different mutually and calculates a first interim optical path radiance based on the luminance. The observed values is associated with each pixel constituting an observation image for each of the wavelength bands. The device calculates a final optical path radiance for each of the wavelength bands by weighting the first and a second interim optical path radiance including information on atmosphere with a weighting coefficient and adding those weighted luminance. The weighting coefficient represents reliability for an assumption of a dark pixel that is a pixel assumed not to be affected by electromagnetic waves reflected by an object. The device subtracts the final optical path radiance from all pixels of the observation image for each of the wavelength bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eiji Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10871593
    Abstract: In a method for increasing the spatial resolution of a weather forecast, in which forecast predicted meteorological parameters are available for grid points of a first grid and the predicted meteorological parameters are interpolated to grid points of a second grid so as to obtain interpolated meteorological parameters, wherein the grid points of the second grid have a higher spatial resolution than the grid points of the first grid, a statistical postprocessing method is used to predict at least one output quantity of an analysis method by which forecast meteorological parameters can be interpolated to the grid points of the second grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: UBIMET GMBH
    Inventor: Manfred Spatzierer
  • Patent number: 10866341
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a probabilistic weather forecasting device includes processing circuitry configured to generate, based on a plurality of ensembles each including predicted values of the first meteorological variable and a plurality of pieces of observed data each including a observed value of the second meteorological variable, a simultaneous probability density distribution of a predicted value of the first meteorological variable and an observed value of the second meteorological variable; and configured to generate, based on the simultaneous probability density distribution, first probability density distributions each being a probability density distribution of an observed value of the second meteorological variable obtained under a condition that each of a plurality of predicted values of the first meteorological variable are given at a prediction target time, and synthesize the first probability density distributions to generate a second probability density distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kakimoto, Hiromasa Shin, Yusuke Endoh
  • Patent number: 10859732
    Abstract: In an approach, a computer receives an observation dataset that identifies one or more ground truth values of an environmental variable at one or more times and a reforecast dataset that identifies one or more predicted values of the environmental variable produced by a forecast model that correspond to the one or more times. The computer then trains a climatology on the observation dataset to generate an observed climatology and trains the climatology on the reforecast dataset to generate a forecast climatology. The computer identifies observed anomalies by subtracting the observed climatology from the observation dataset and forecast anomalies by subtracting the forecast climatology from the reforecast dataset. The computer then models the observed anomalies as a function of the forecast anomalies, resulting in a calibration function, which the computer can then use to calibrate new forecasts received from the forecast model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: THE CLIMATE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alex Kleeman, Holly Dail
  • Patent number: 10845474
    Abstract: A platform operates in an environment with other platforms using active sensing. The platform includes an active sensing system configured to provide a point cloud associated with the environment. The point cloud is used to navigate the platform. The active sensing system includes a transmitter configured to provide pulses of electromagnetic energy in a light band or a radar band or sonic energy and a receiver configured to receive returns associated with the pulses striking one or more targets in the environment. The transmitter is configured to impose a code onto the pulses, and the receiver is configured to detect the code to determine when the pulses of light where transmitted or to determine a source of the pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell A. Riley, John G. Bendickson
  • Patent number: 10823881
    Abstract: Techniques for cloud forecast using configuration engine, segment cloud coverage determination engine, and trained forecast models are described herein. The disclosed techniques include generating a configuration mask based on a type of an optical component for capturing a plurality of sky images and determining cloud coverages of a plurality of corresponding segments by applying the configuration mask and a segment cloud coverage determination algorithm to the plurality of images. The disclosed techniques include training a plurality of forecast models for forecasting cloud coverages of the plurality of corresponding segments using the determined cloud coverages. The plurality of forecast models correlate cloud coverages of the plurality of corresponding segments at a time point with a cloud coverage of any particular segment at a later time point. The plurality of trained forecast models generate data indicative of cloud coverages of the plurality corresponding segments at a future time point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Tianjin Kantian Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Simeng Yan, Yang Lu
  • Patent number: 10817962
    Abstract: A farm field management apparatus: in generation of each task plan candidate, selects at least one task that includes harvest task, selects, a resource that is used to carry out each selected task, determines a task time within a predetermined period in which each selected task is carried out, includes the selected task, the selected resource, and the determined task time in each task plan candidate; obtains; information about a harvest impeding factor that is predicted for a harvest time of each task plan candidate; calculate an income from a harvest of each task plan candidate, based on a relevant piece of the harvest impeding factor information, and on the quantity and unit price of each crop; and calculates task cost of each task plan candidate based on a resource utilization period of the resource included in each task plan candidate, and on the utilization cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Isao Karube, Naohiro Furukawa
  • Patent number: 10817940
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and non-transitory medium for betting on weather predictions are disclosed herein. A plurality of longitude and latitude coordinate pairs may be received from a remote device. The display device may render data on a graphical user interface representing a binary option based on whether a storm will make landfall within the certain radius. The display device may show a plurality of landfall probabilities on the map. A request to purchase the binary option may be received. It may be determined whether the landfall location corresponds to a zip code associated with the given longitude latitude pair in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventor: Rich Jaycobs
  • Patent number: 10809381
    Abstract: An apparatus is presented for refractive beam steering in a LIDAR system. The apparatus includes a first scanner that receives a beam transmitted along an optical axis and projects the beam as a plurality of scan lines in a first plane between a first angle and a second angle, wherein the first angle and the second angle are defined with respect to the optical axis; a motor that is coupled to the first scanner; one or more processors that are configured to generate rotation information based on one or more components of a particular waveform and transmit a signal to the motor, the signal causing the motor to rotate the first scanner based on the rotation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: BLACKMORE SENSORS & ANALYTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Edward Joseph Angus
  • Patent number: 10803570
    Abstract: Methods and systems in accordance with the present invention provide a continuum measure of visibility from a single image without prior knowledge of the camera system or the cameras in the system. This may be, for example, a score on the weather visibility quality of the image, ranging from good to poor, or a numeric score representing the weather visibility quality of the terrain in the image. This may be done without prior knowledge of the camera system, the camera that took the image, or the environment. It is also done with the single image without using multiple images, or reference images. The system derives a real-time continuum measure of visibility from a single daytime image, with unknown camera quality, system configuration, and environmental conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Eagle Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Russell Barkley, Sharon Lunt
  • Patent number: 10803212
    Abstract: A photovoltaic system's configuration specification can be inferred by an evaluative process that searches through a space of candidate values for the variables in the specification. Each variable is selected in a specific ordering that narrows the field of candidate values. A constant horizon is assumed to account for diffuse irradiance insensitive to specific obstruction locations relative to the photovoltaic system's geographic location. Initial values for the azimuth angle, constant horizon obstruction elevation angle, and tilt angle are determined, followed by final values for these variables. The effects of direct obstructions that block direct irradiance in the areas where the actual horizon and the range of sun path values overlap relative to the geographic location are evaluated to find the exact obstruction elevation angle over a range of azimuth bins or directions. The photovoltaic temperature response coefficient and the inverter rating or power curve of the photovoltaic system are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: CLEAN POWER RESEARCH, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Hoff
  • Patent number: 10783285
    Abstract: An approach and system for receiving data from a thermostat in a building, treating the data as representative of a thermal response model or system, and determining a relationship between a rate of building internal temperature change and change in outdoor temperature to provide an indication of how well a building is insulated versus a thermal mass of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Girija Parthasarathy, Wendy Foslien, Pedro Davalos
  • Patent number: 10769224
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to a database and systems associated therewith for space weather data (code name DONKI for Database of Notification, Knowledge, Information) relating to various space weather phenomena or phenomenon, such as, for example, solar flare, solar energetic particle, coronal mass ejection, interplanetary shock, magnetopause crossing, geomagnetic storm, radiation belt enhancement and high speed stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventor: Chiu P. Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10768340
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and method for monitoring weather conditions and controlling field operations based on the weather conditions. In one embodiment, a system for monitoring weather conditions for field operations includes a plurality of weather devices for monitoring weather conditions of fields with at least at one weather device in proximity to each field being monitored and at least one weather device having an electronics module for determining weather data including precipitation data. The system also includes an agricultural computer system having at least one processing unit for executing instructions for monitoring weather conditions. The at least one processing unit is configured to execute instructions to receive weather data from the plurality of weather devices for monitoring weather conditions of fields, to process the weather data, and to generate data including precipitation rate for monitoring weather conditions and operations of the plurality of weather devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: THE CLIMATE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dale Koch, Todd Swanson, Justin Koch
  • Patent number: 10762476
    Abstract: A wind farm supervision monitoring system includes: a data collection unit configured to collect data about a status monitoring of each wind turbine from at least one site server; an abnormality status detection unit configured to detect an abnormality status of each wind turbine based on the collected data about the status monitoring and issue an alarm; a wind data management unit configured to early detect a fault of each wind turbine and or monitor performance of each wind turbine based on the data about the status monitoring or the data about the abnormality status; and a supervision unit configured to manage a turbine operation status and operation and maintenance of each wind turbine and provide information for establishing an operation and maintenance plan for the detected abnormality status of the wind turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Doosan Heavy Industries Contruction Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jong Duk Son, Seung Man Eom, Jeong Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10746714
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method receives a plurality of pollution measurement data, a plurality of geodetic data, and a plurality of meteorological data associated with a geographical area. The processor-implemented method generates a grid of the geographical area, whereby the generated grid virtually divides the geographical area into a plurality of cells. The processor-implemented method associates the received plurality of measurement data, the received plurality of geodetic data, and the received plurality of meteorological data with a cell in the generated grid. The processor-implemented method determines a pollutant contribution value of the cell based on the pollution measurement data associated with the cell and a physical contribution of a plurality of pollutants. The processor-implemented method identifies the pollution source based on a paired comparison of the plurality of cells and displays the location on the geographical area associated with the identified pollution source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Tao Ba, Ming Xie, Lingyun Wang, Ke Xu Zou, Wenchen Cheng, Gang Zhou
  • Patent number: 10719773
    Abstract: A method described herein includes an act of receiving data that is indicative of predicted weather conditions for a particular geographic region, wherein the particular geographic region has an energy generation system therein, and wherein the energy generation system utilizes at least one renewable energy resource to generate electrical power. The method also includes the act of scheduling a computational workload for at least one computer in a data center based at least in part upon the data that is indicative of the predicted weather conditions for the particular geographic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Tennyson Harper, III, Eric C. Peterson, Shaun L. Harris, Christian L. Belady
  • Patent number: 10708155
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing network operations are described. An illustrative system includes a plurality of network components, in which each network component generates a plurality of network component data, and a mediation node that receives the plurality of network component data. The mediation node associates a plurality of time series data and a network topology with the network component data. The mediation node includes at least one baseline module that receives a selected subset of the network component data and generates at least one baseline for anomaly detection. The system may further include at least one application component communicatively coupled to the mediation node, and the application component may receive the time series data, the plurality of subsets of the network component data, and a plurality of baselines and identify a relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: GUAVUS, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin James Parker, Gabriele Dipiazza, Anukool Lakhina, Jin He
  • Patent number: 10705255
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method and a system for creating a weather forecast. The method is implemented on a server. The method comprises: receiving, by the machine learning module, at least one current weather measurement parameter at a measurement time; receiving, by the machine learning module, a first average value of a historical weather parameter for the measurement time; generating, by the machine learning module, a normalized value of the weather measurement parameter based on a difference between the current weather measurement parameter and the first average value of the historical weather parameter for the measurement time; training the machine learning module to create a normalized value of a weather forecasting parameter based on, at least partially, the normalized value of the weather measuring parameter, the normalized value of the weather forecasting parameter being associated with a future forecasting time, the future forecasting time occurring after the measurement time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Aleksandr Sergeevich Yuzhakov, Pavel Ivanovich Vorobyev, Mikhail Aleksandrovich Royzner, Victor Grigorievich Lamburt, Dmitry Valentinovich Solomentsev, Svetlana Olegovna Pospelova
  • Patent number: 10699012
    Abstract: A plurality of events associated with each of a plurality of computing nodes that form part of a network topology are monitored. The network topology includes antivirus tools to detect malicious software prior to it accessing one of the computing nodes. Thereafter, it is determined that, using at least one machine learning model, at least one of the events is indicative of malicious activity that has circumvented or bypassed the antivirus tools. Data is then provided that characterizes the determination. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Cylance Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul Chander Kashyap, Vadim Dmitriyevich Kotov, Samuel John Oswald, Homer Valentine Strong
  • Patent number: 10700523
    Abstract: A method for short term load forecasting in a power grid includes obtaining historical data comprising power data, load data and weather data corresponding to time index data recorded from a location in a power distribution network of the power grid. The method further includes receiving power grid data comprising a plurality of power values, and a plurality of weather parameter values corresponding to a plurality of recent time instant values. The method also includes generating modified historical data using statistical techniques to rectify error conditions. The method further includes estimating one or more power values at a future time instant based on the modified historical data and the power grid data. The method also includes balancing load of the power distribution network based on the estimated one or more power values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Yan Pan, William James Premerlani
  • Patent number: 10692200
    Abstract: A method can include generating a feature vector based on image data and soil data, the image data of an image of the geographical region produced by an aerial vehicle, the image data representative of an attribute of the attributes of the soil or foliage, and the soil data indicating physical characteristics of soil of cells within the geographical region, producing a matrix including entries indicating how similar the cells are in terms of the image data and the soil data based on the feature vector, and producing based on the matrix, data indicating a cluster of clusters to which each cell of the cells belongs, each cell more similar to other cells of the cluster to which they belong than cells of other clusters, each cluster indicating a location at which to situate a sensor of the sensors to monitor the attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Grant, Ranveer Chandra
  • Patent number: 10691942
    Abstract: A system and methods for unsupervised land use and land cover detection using a classifier that produces a plurality of class image layers which are filtered to remove misclassified same-label pixel groupings, a class resolution module that reduces multiple pixel labels to a single one if applicable and a reconstruction module that generates the output land use and land cover image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: DIGITALGLOBE, INC.
    Inventor: Georgios Ouzounis
  • Patent number: 10690806
    Abstract: A method for calibrating forecasts involving temperature, precipitation, and other weather related variables is provided. In an embodiment historical ensemble-based forecasts and historical observations are received by an agricultural intelligence computing system. Historical differences are determined between the forecasts and the observations corresponding to the forecasts and stored in the volatile memory of the agricultural intelligence computing system. The agricultural intelligence computing system receives current ensemble-based forecasts and a request for improved forecasts. The agricultural intelligence computing system retrieves the historical differences and uses a combination of the historical differences and the current ensemble-based forecasts to create probability distributions for the weather for each lead day. The agricultural intelligence computing system then samples from the probability distributions to create improved ensemble-based forecasts at the requested location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Climate Corporation
    Inventors: Holly Dail, Stephan Hoyer
  • Patent number: 10685253
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically determining, on a pixel by pixel basis, whether imagery includes ground images or is obscured by cloud cover. The techniques include training a Neural Network, making an initial determination of cloud or ground by using the Neural Network, and performing a max-flow, min-cut operation on the image to determine whether each pixel is a cloud or ground imagery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Aschenbeck
  • Patent number: 10677962
    Abstract: A method for temperature interpolation is provided. In an embodiment climatology records and temperature observations are received by a weather computing system over a network from an outside source. The temperature observations are subtracted from the climatology records to create anomalies. The anomalies are extrapolated across a map using various modeling methods and stored in the volatile memory of weather computing system. When the weather computing system receives a request for a temperature at a specific location, the weather computing system retrieves the anomaly field from the volatile memory and applies it to the climatology records at the requested location to determine the temperature for that location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Climate Corporation
    Inventors: Karen McKinnon, Stephan Hoyer
  • Patent number: 10634817
    Abstract: In an approach, a method for fusing point data with areal averages is performed by a computing system. The fusion procedure is coherent, in the sense that the computing system takes into account what the areal averages represent with respect to the point data. The overarching goal is to fit a model that takes into account the information derived from both data sets. The areal averages provide an estimate for what the integral of a model representing the behavior of the environmental variable should be over a particular district and the point values indicate the estimated value at particular locations. Thus, the integral of the fitted model over a district of the grid should approximate the value provided by the areal averages while also approximating the value provided by the point data for locations which are provided by the point data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: THE CLIMATE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ricardo T. Lemos, Stephan Hoyer
  • Patent number: 10627544
    Abstract: The calculation of the variance of a correlation coefficient matrix for a photovoltaic fleet can be completed in linear space as a function of decreasing distance between pairs of photovoltaic plant locations. When obtaining irradiance data from a satellite imagery source, irradiance statistics must first be converted from irradiance statistics for an area into irradiance statistics for an average point within a pixel in the satellite imagery. The average point statistics are then averaged across all satellite pixels to determine the average across the whole photovoltaic fleet region. Where pairs of photovoltaic systems are located too far away from each other to be statistically correlated, the correlation coefficients in the matrix for that pair of photovoltaic systems are effectively zero. Consequently, the double summation portion of the calculation can be simplified to eliminate zero values based on distance between photovoltaic plant locations, substantially decreasing the size of the problem space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Clean Power Research, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Hoff
  • Patent number: 10614616
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating virtual reality user interfaces are described. The virtual reality user interface may include a three-dimensional model that simulates an actual environment. In addition, the virtual reality user interface may include a plurality of cells arranged at a simulated depth and with a simulated curvature. Further, the plurality of cells may be divided into a plurality of subcells. The subcells may be sized based at least in part on aspect ratios of images to be included in each of the subcells. Moreover, supplemental cells may be provided around or within the plurality of cells and subcells, each of the supplemental cells representing a collection of items. The variable sizing of the subcells as well as the incorporation of supplemental cells around or within the plurality of cells and subcells may result in a virtual reality user interface with higher user interest and engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Tedesco, David Robert Cole, Lane Daughtry
  • Patent number: 10599747
    Abstract: Long-term photovoltaic system degradation can be predicted through a simple, low-cost solution. The approach requires the configuration specification for a photovoltaic system, as well as measured photovoltaic production data and solar irradiance, such as measured by a reliable third party source using satellite imagery. Note the configuration specification can be derived. This information is used to simulate photovoltaic power production by the photovoltaic system, which is then evaluated against the measured photovoltaic production data to determine the degree of error between simulated and measured production. The simulated production is adjusted to account for the error and to infer degradation that can be projected over time to forecast long-term photovoltaic system degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Clean Power Research, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Hoff
  • Patent number: 10584978
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying nowcasts along a route on a map. The system receives a map request including a departure location and a destination location from a user, and obtains map data including a route between the destination location and the departure location. A nowcaster is used for outputting nowcasts for a number of key points along the route. The system modifies the map data to include a visual indicator for each nowcast for each key point such that when the modified map data is executed on a display the nowcasts are displayed along the route between the departure location and the destination location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SKY MOTION RESEARCH, ULC
    Inventor: Andre LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 10586508
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling the brightness level of an electronic display. An image capture device in proximity to the electronic display is used to capture images and/or video of the ambient environmental conditions local to the electronic display. The images and/or video is analyzed to determine the nature of the environmental conditions, and adjustments to the brightness level of the electronic display are made in consideration of said environmental conditions. In some embodiments, the images and/or video captured by the image capture device may be compared to stored images representative of different environmental conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventor: William Dunn
  • Patent number: 10578771
    Abstract: A set of characteristics of a period is extracted from a forecast that is applicable to the period and a geographical area. From a repository, a set of historical data is selected corresponding to a historical period, the set of historical data including a historical forecast related to the geographical area, and an actual measurement of wind at a location in the geographical area, the set of historical data having a subset of the set of characteristics. From the set of historical data, a function is computed to represent a discrepancy between the historical forecast and the actual measurement over the historical period. A bias value is computed from the function. By applying the bias to a value in the forecast, an adjusted forecast is produced of winds at a wind turbine located at a location in the geographical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James P. Cipriani, Ildar Khabibrakhmanov, Younghun Kim, Anthony P. Praino, Lloyd A. Treinish
  • Patent number: 10573040
    Abstract: Image modification using detected symmetry is described. In example implementations, an image modification module detects multiple local symmetries in an original image by discovering repeated correspondences that are each related by a transformation. The transformation can include a translation, a rotation, a reflection, a scaling, or a combination thereof. Each repeated correspondence includes three patches that are similar to one another and are respectively defined by three pixels of the original image. The image modification module generates a global symmetry of the original image by analyzing an applicability to the multiple local symmetries of multiple candidate homographies contributed by the multiple local symmetries. The image modification module associates individual pixels of the original image with a global symmetry indicator to produce a global symmetry association map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Kalyan Krishna Sunkavalli, Nathan Aaron Carr, Michal Lukac, Elya Shechtman
  • Patent number: 10564318
    Abstract: A weather data system (100) with coded weather data is provided. The weather data system (100) includes an observation location (110), the observation location (110) comprising a plurality of data sources (112) configured to provide observation data (212). The observation location (110) is configured to at least one of code the observation data (212) into a coded observation data (212?) and provide the observation data (212) to a data aggregator (114) configured to code the observation data (212) into the coded observation data (212?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Global Weather Corporation
    Inventors: William B Gail, William Myers
  • Patent number: 10555461
    Abstract: Presence of natural enemies has a considerable impact on pest severity in a given geo-location. However, manually estimating pest severity or population of natural enemies is cumbersome, inaccurate and not scalable. Systems and methods of the present disclosure enable estimating effective pest severity index by receiving a first set of inputs pertaining to weather associated with a geo-location under consideration; receiving a second set of inputs pertaining to agronomic information; generating a pest forecasting model and a natural enemies forecasting model based on the received first set and the second set of inputs for each pest; and estimating the effective pest severity index based on the generated models. The timing and quantity of pesticide application can be optimized based on the estimated pest severity index. The generated models can be further enhanced continually based on one or more of historical data, participatory sensing inputs, crowdsourcing inputs and management practices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Bhushan Gurmukhdas Jagyasi, Jayantrao Mohite, Srinivasu Pappula
  • Patent number: 10540422
    Abstract: A method of predicting an amount of power that will be generated by a solar power plant at a future time includes: forecasting a value of a data variable at the future time that is likely to affect the ability of the solar power plant to produce electricity (S301); computing a plurality of features from prior observed amounts of power generated by the power plant during different previous durations (S302); determining a trending model from the computed features and the forecasted value (S303); and predicting the amount of power that will be generated by the power plant at the future time from the determined model (S304).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Chao Yuan, Amit Chakraborty, Eberhard Ritzhaupt-Kleissl, Holger Hackstein
  • Patent number: 10534784
    Abstract: A computer-based method of formulating and delivering dynamic, severity-based weather peril scoring includes ingesting human-observed weather data and radar weather data, applying a grid that has a plurality of cells to a map of a geographical region to divide the geographical region into a plurality of areas, with each area being defined by a corresponding one of the grid cells, for each area/grid cell: calculating, with a computer-based processor, a first severity-weighted risk index for at least one weather peril based on the human-observed weather data, calculating, with the computer-based processor, a second severity-weighted risk index for the at least one weather peril based on the radar weather data, and blending, with the computer-based processor, the first severity-weighted risk index and the second severity-weighted risk index to produce a blended risk index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Athenium, LLC
    Inventors: Ellen Dee Cousins, Stefan Francis Cecelski
  • Patent number: 10527754
    Abstract: In an approach, a computer receives an observation dataset that identifies one or more ground truth values of an environmental variable at one or more times and a reforecast dataset that identifies one or more predicted values of the environmental variable produced by a forecast model that correspond to the one or more times. The computer then trains a climatology on the observation dataset to generate an observed climatology and trains the climatology on the reforecast dataset to generate a forecast climatology. The computer identifies observed anomalies by subtracting the observed climatology from the observation dataset and forecast anomalies by subtracting the forecast climatology from the reforecast dataset. The computer then models the observed anomalies as a function of the forecast anomalies, resulting in a calibration function, which the computer can then use to calibrate new forecasts received from the forecast model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: THE CLIMATE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alex Kleeman, Holly Dail
  • Patent number: 10520645
    Abstract: A system and method of predicting the impact of forecasted weather, environmental, and geologic events (that include one or more weather/environmental/geologic conditions) by determining a recurrence interval of each past condition in each location, determining the correlation between the past condition and the observable impact of the past event, calculating a predicted observable impact of each past event, calculating a predicted impact of each past event recurring by multiplying the predicted observable impact of the past event by the recurrence interval of the past condition, grouping the past events into a plurality of groups based on the predicted impact of the past condition recurring, determining a threshold for each group, receiving forecasted conditions, and determining the predicted impact of the forecasted conditions by comparing the forecasted conditions with the thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Accuweather, Inc.
    Inventors: Rosemary Y. Radich, Tim Loftus, Jennifer Bowers, Paul Roehsner, Paul Raymond, Michael R. Root
  • Patent number: 10520646
    Abstract: A system for detecting precipitation is disclosed. In an embodiment, the system includes a capacitive sensor configured to detect a presence of precipitation, a piezo sensor configured to be powered on in response to detection of the presence of the precipitation by the capacitive sensor, and a processor configured to detect a characteristic of the precipitation based at least in part on an output of the piezo sensor. In an embodiment, a method includes receiving a signal from a piezo sensor, sampling the signal at a sampling rate, determining a frequency domain representation of the sampled signal, determining that a magnitude of a resonant frequency associated with the sampled signal meets a threshold, and determining a valid precipitation event based at least in part on the determination that the magnitude of the resonant frequency meets the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: WeatherFlow, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert John Derr, David St. John
  • Patent number: 10515416
    Abstract: A system for managing UAVs includes a first relay that performs mission management on a first UAV; a first conduit, corresponding to a first geographical area, that manages communication between the first UAV and first relay when the first UAV is located in the first geographical area; a first web server that enables user interfacing with the first UAV; and a pre-flight insurance tap that generates an insurance quote for a mission of the first UAV when an instance of the pre-flight insurance tap is called by the first relay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Infatics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Winn, Jonathan James Millin