Weather Patents (Class 702/3)
  • Patent number: 11367053
    Abstract: Methods and systems for damage assessment and restoration. One system includes an electronic processor configured to receive weather data for an area of interest. The electronic processor is also configured to determine a first damage prediction for the area of interest using a damage prediction model developed with machine learning using training data, the training data including historical weather data for the area of interest and associated damage. The electronic processor is also configured to determine a restoration time estimate based on the first damage prediction for the area of interest based on different resource allocations. The electronic processor is also configured to transmit a damage assessment report for display on a user device, where the damage assessment report includes the restoration time estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Peter L. Watson, Diego Cerrai, Emmanouil Anagnostou
  • Patent number: 11346980
    Abstract: A precipitation index estimation apparatus includes a data collection unit and an estimation processing unit. The data collection unit is configured to collect rain-related data for estimating a precipitation index indicating an intensity of precipitation within a predetermined period from vehicle state information generated in one or more vehicles. The estimation processing unit is configured to carry out a statistical processing of the collected rain-related data and estimate the precipitation index within the predetermined period. The estimation processing unit is configured to correct, before the statistical processing, a value of the rain-related data to be used for the statistical processing, according to speed of a vehicle at the time at which the rain-related data is acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryota Osumi, Noriaki Saito
  • Patent number: 11333796
    Abstract: A spatial autocorrelation machine learning-based downscaling method of satellite precipitation data includes obtaining the TRMM precipitation data and the land surface parameters; preprocessing the land surface parameters to obtain DEM, day land surface temperature, night surface land temperature, day-and-night land surface temperature difference and NDVI with spatial resolutions of 1 km and 25 km; performing a spatial autocorrelation analysis of the TRMM precipitation data to obtain an estimated spatial autocorrelation value of the precipitation data with a spatial resolution of 25 km; downscaling the spatial resolution of the spatial autocorrelation value of the precipitation data from 25 km to 1 km; establishing a nonlinear regression model; obtaining a precipitation downscaling data with a spatial resolution of 1 km based on the nonlinear regression model. A system and a terminal are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignees: GUANGZHOU INSTITUTE OF GEOGRAPHY, GUANGDONG ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, GUANGDONG METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATION DATA CENTER
    Inventors: Jianhui Xu, Huihua Ruan, Ji Yang, Hongda Hu, Kaiwen Zhong, Chenghu Zhou
  • Patent number: 11331242
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods associated with a travel assistance system. A wearable personal navigation device may include a communication system, an indicator, and a processor coupled to the communication system and the indicator. The processor may be configured to generate a request for a navigation path from a location to a destination and transmit the request to a node of the network. The processor may be configured to determine the direction of travel from the location of the user based on a first navigation path received from the node of the network in response to the request, wherein the first navigation path includes at least one modification from a second navigation path, wherein the modification is based on data received by the network from a remote device that indicates an object, and cause the indicator to indicate the direction of travel. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: BRUCE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Lillie Bruce Coney
  • Patent number: 11333797
    Abstract: A method for estimating quantitative precipitation by combining observation data of a weather radar and rain gauges includes: acquiring original accumulated data of rain gauges and original accumulated precipitation data of a weather radar to obtain rain gauge-weather radar data G/R pairs matched in the same grid; calculating an observation error of the original accumulated precipitation data of the weather radar through the G/R pairs, and detecting abnormal data to generate an initial correction factor field; determining whether a distance correlation exists between the initial correction factor field and the observation error, and if yes, adjusting the initial correction factor field, and correcting the original accumulated precipitation data of the weather radar through the adjusted correction factor field to obtain corrected accumulated precipitation data of the weather radar; and if not, obtaining the corrected accumulated precipitation data of the weather radar directly through a mean field bias (MFB) f
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: CHINA INSTITUTE OF WATER RESOURCES AND HYDROPOWER RESEARCH
    Inventors: Xin He, Qingyan Sun, Chuiyu Lu, Lingjia Yan, Chu Wu, Tao Qin
  • Patent number: 11334640
    Abstract: A computer system provides personalized location-based weather services. Weather data for a location is processed to generate a plurality of panels, wherein each panel comprises weather information organized according to a topic of the panel. An order is determined for the plurality of panels, wherein the order is based on one or more factors including an interaction of a user with one or more previously presented panels, a selected event being identified, and a proximity of a forecasted event to a current time. A visualization is generated on a display, including the plurality of panels configured to be navigated according to the determined order. Embodiments of the present invention further include a method and program product for providing personalized location-based weather services in substantially the same manner described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rodney Thompson, Douglas George Dempster, Tanya Simkhovich, Ronald Harris, James John Politis
  • Patent number: 11335179
    Abstract: A risk prediction and early warning method for water environments based on a water environment model predicting pollution discharge information for all pollution sources in a watershed, and including: selecting pollution sources requiring environmental risk prediction and early warning and dividing these into different risk prediction/early warning levels; determining from official environmental monitoring data and literature research initial elements for environmental pollution risk evaluation; obtaining principal pollution elements affecting pollution events; generating a plurality of environmental risk prediction and early warning models; forming a comprehensive fuzzy risk prediction and early warning model by combining the several risk prediction and early warning models having the best selective performance; inputting principal pollution element values into the comprehensive fuzzy risk prediction and early warning model, and predicting risk values for pollution events at pollution sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: NANJING INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, MINISTRY OF ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
    Inventors: Fei He, Weixin Li, Bin Xu, Zhuang Liu, Jianying Chao, Yufeng Xie, Wei Zhuang, Hanbei Du, Jian Li
  • Patent number: 11333793
    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: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Clean Power Research, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Hoff
  • Patent number: 11315046
    Abstract: Machine learning-based disaster modeling and high-impact weather event forecasting are provided herein. Embodiments herein provide a flexible machine-learning platform for providing skillful forecast of severe weather (tornadoes, damaging wind gusts, and hail), tropical cyclone activity, and precipitation, with skill potentially extending to 13 months or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Ashton Robinson Cook
  • Patent number: 11295214
    Abstract: Watershed hydrology analysis and management process and system with a network of weather stations and artificial drainage systems with artificial and natural reservoir management through locks and pumping stations. It evaluates potential hydrologic risk in each area and analyses the possible consequences of future precipitations using simulations. To make the simulation, it calculates hydrographs for each sub-basin, streams and rivers in the basin. It simulates the behavior of the basin under different scenarios corresponding to different types of management of the operation of locks and/or pumps and compares its results in terms of loss of flooded area, economic loss in each area, loss for flooding of urban areas, etc. Optimization of the simulation through artificial intelligence (AI, meta-heuristic algorithms, neural networks, etc.) allows it to act as a search engine to find better solutions and the best configuration of resource management that allows minimizing the socio-economic impact on each basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Lucas Pescarmona
  • Patent number: 11295217
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, computer-readable media, and methods related to modeling on multivariate time series data overlaid with event data. In particular, some examples involve selecting one or more historical time series data arrays similar to a recent time series data array and filtering the similar historical time series data arrays based on event data. Some examples can also involve training a localized temporal forecasting model using the filtered historical time series data arrays. Some examples can include building and/or training the localized temporal forecasting model at or near a time that a forecast is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Uptake Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Herzog
  • Patent number: 11294098
    Abstract: A solar irradiance intensity estimation apparatus has an estimation model generation unit that generates estimation models of solar radiation intensities at a plurality of observation points based on observed cloud state data and solar radiation intensities observed at the plurality of observation points, an estimation model interpolation unit that generates an estimation model of a solar irradiance intensity at a target point based on the estimation models of solar radiation intensities at the plurality of observation points, and a solar irradiance intensity estimation unit that estimates a solar irradiance intensity at the target point based on a reflection intensity at the target point obtained from the cloud state data and the estimation model of a solar irradiance intensity at the target point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kakimoto, Hiromasa Shin, Yusuke Endoh, Yoshiaki Shiga
  • Patent number: 11287550
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to leads and polynyas forecasting. Initially observed ice forecast data is obtained for a geographic area of interest, which is then used to generate an ice grid based on the observed ice data, where the ice grid includes grid cells that map polar regions. At this stage, daily opening rates are determined based on the ice grid, where each daily opening rate indicates an opening speed of a corresponding ice event, and daily convergence strain rates are determined based on the ice grid, where each daily convergence strain rate indicates a convergence of the corresponding ice event. For each day, a daily opening rate is weighted and then adjusting by a daily convergence strain rate. A forecasted opening rate on a target date is determined based on the weighted, adjusted daily opening rates. Predicted openings of the polar region can be rendered based on the forecasted opening rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Pamela Posey, Richard Arthur Allard, Julia Crout, Gregg Arthur Jacobs
  • Patent number: 11276221
    Abstract: Creating an animated pictogram includes: generating a set of images depicting a weather forecast for a first location at different times according to a set of depiction rules and combining the set of images in chronological order according to a set of transition rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Ewen, Florian Pinel, Donna K. Byron, Carmine M. DiMascio
  • Patent number: 11268973
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus are disclosed for determining ABL wind field advection speed and direction comprising collecting at least two wind volumes from the ABL wind field, defining portions of the measurement domain within the at least two wind volumes for analysis, determining the advection of an isolated wind field between the at least two wind volumes, and iterating a process of correcting for intra-volume advection, objective analysis, and determining the inter-volume advective properties; wherein upon convergence of a measured advection profile, the advective properties of the ABL wind field have been appropriately derived.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
    Inventors: James Duncan, Brian Hirth, John Schroeder
  • Patent number: 11263281
    Abstract: A method and system for dynamically customizing website displays is provided. Upon receiving a request from a user to display a web page, the geographic locations of items described on the web page is determined as well as the geographic location of the user. A relevance of the locations on the web page to the user is determined according to proximity. If the locations are determined to be relevant to the user weather data associated with the locations on the web page and the location of the user is retrieved. Content on the web page related to the weather data is identified, and the standard style sheet for the web page is modified to generate a customized style sheet, wherein weather-related content is displayed more prominently than it would be in the standard style sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Slachta, Keshine O'Young, Amy Travis, Xinyue Liu
  • Patent number: 11243295
    Abstract: A filter for a micropulse differential absorption LIDAR is provided. The filter comprises an etalon including a free spectral range substantially the same as a difference between a first laser wavelength and a second laser wavelength, the etalon further including a finesse providing substantial background noise suppression and substantially constant transmission of the first laser wavelength and the second laser wavelength over a predetermined range of wavelengths, and a first filter having a first filter bandpass selected to include the first laser wavelength and the second laser wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignees: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Montana State University, NASA Langley Research Center
    Inventors: Scott M. Spuler, Kevin S. Repasky, Amin R. Nehrir
  • Patent number: 11240416
    Abstract: The present invention essentially comprises an application, software, system, method and combinations thereof that allow using a mobile phone's location-determining capabilities, compass, and camera, an application on the mobile device that can be used to display characteristics of weather within a predetermined distance from the mobile device by querying a remote server to gather information on the attributes about the weather within the predetermined radius of the device location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: DTN, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Wolfinger, Justin Greenfield, Ross Kimes, Robb Young, Stdrovia Blackburn, James T. Johnson, Mark Taylor, Michael D. Eilts
  • Patent number: 11208985
    Abstract: A correction method and a correction apparatus for a predicted wind speed of a wind farm is provided according to the present disclosure. The correction method includes: establishing wind speed deviation matrixes of a plurality of existing wind farms respectively; establishing a wind speed deviation correction model library based on the plurality of wind speed deviation matrixes of the existing wind farms; determining relevant parameters of the target wind farm, determining a matched wind speed deviation correction model in the wind speed deviation correction model library based on the relevant parameters, and correcting the predicted wind speed of the target wind farm based on the determined wind speed deviation correction model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING GOLDWIND SCIENCE & CREATION WINDPOWER EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Juan Ao
  • Patent number: 11204637
    Abstract: A method and a gateway system for enabling adaptive power management. The gateway system is powered by a rechargeable battery that is coupled with a solar power source. A location reading indicating a location of the gateway system is transmitted at a first time. A solar profile is received from a management server. The solar profile indicates a measure of power expected to be generated at the location during an interval of time that occurs after the first time by the solar power source. The gateway system determines based on a current battery level of the rechargeable battery and the solar profile an optimal power usage plan for the gateway system and operates according to the optimal power usage plan during the interval of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsara Networks Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Tuan, Kavya U. Joshi, James Michael Rowson, Justin J. Delegard, James Austin Duffield, Kong Kee Poon, Christian Peter Almer, John Bicket
  • Patent number: 11199648
    Abstract: Provided are methods, devices and non-transitory computer readable storage mediums to generate a more accurate weather forecast by utilizing actual observation of a weather event in a particular location and time. For example, the observation data may be received from a user device and contain information indicative of a weather event that the user observed. Alternatively, or additionally, the observation data may be automatically generated by one or more sensors placed in certain locations and transmitted to a central server automatically upon detecting an observation. The observation data may be used to predict a weather forecast of a location that corresponds to, or is otherwise related to the particular location in which the observed event occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Sky Motion Research, ULC
    Inventor: André Leblanc
  • Patent number: 11189299
    Abstract: Disclosed is an augmented reality system to generate and cause display of an augmented reality interface at a client device. Various embodiments may detect speech, identify a source of the speech, transcribe the speech to a text string, generate a speech bubble based on properties of the speech and that includes a presentation of the text string, and cause display of the speech bubble at a location in the augmented reality interface based on the source of the speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Piers Cowburn, Qi Pan, Eitan Pilipski
  • Patent number: 11181664
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and device for determining descriptive information of a precipitation trend and a readable storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yue Fei
  • Patent number: 11169263
    Abstract: Predicting weather radar images by building a first machine learning model to generate first predictive radar images based upon input weather forecast data, and a second machine learning model to generate second predictive radar images based upon historical radar images and the first predictive radar images. Further by generating enhanced predictive radar images by providing the first machine learning model weather forecast data for a location and time and providing the second machine learning model with historical radar images for the location and an output of the first machine learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Jingyin Tang
  • Patent number: 11164301
    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 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Eagle Technology LLC
    Inventors: Russell Barkley, Sharon Lunt
  • Patent number: 11164362
    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: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Tedesco, David Robert Cole, Lane Daughtry
  • Patent number: 11164249
    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 representing a binary option based on whether a storm will make landfall within the certain radius. 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 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventor: Rich Jaycobs
  • Patent number: 11161629
    Abstract: A system for numerical simulation and test verification of icing characteristics of an aerostat includes an aerostat icing characteristic calculation model and an aerostat icing characteristic test system. The aerostat icing characteristic calculation model is configured to obtain icing data of the aerostat through numerical simulation, and the aerostat icing characteristic test system is configured to obtain icing characteristic data of the aerostat through a physical simulation test. The calculation result obtained through the numerical simulation and the test result obtained through the physical simulation test are mutually verified and improved, so as to facilitate the in-depth research and accurate analysis of the icing characteristics of the aerostat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: AEROSPACE INFORMATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Qiang Liu, Yanchu Yang, Yanxiang Cui, Jingjing Cai, Rongchen Zhu, Kaibin Zhao
  • Patent number: 11157261
    Abstract: A method of estimating a parameter relating to an upgrade of a wind turbine software includes toggling the wind turbine alternatingly between two modes, where the upgrade is implemented in one but not the other. Data is collected during toggling and divided into pairs of data parts, one from each mode. The data from the two modes is ordered separately and a quantile-to-quantile comparison is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventors: Asier Berra, Kresten Bertelsen, Carsten Krough Nielsen
  • Patent number: 11150379
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatuses for improved weather forecasting using satellite data are described in this publication. The conventional predictions that are utilized for the generation of weather forecasts are commonly based on large-scale weather formations. Such formations are typically directed to large geographical regions of a state, province, or country, and thus may not be accurate for smaller geographical regions. The disclosed techniques and apparatuses utilize satellite data for a macro-location, and mobile-sensor data from mobile devices within that macro-location, to provide improved macro-location weather forecasting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Derek Phillips, Ian M. Robertson
  • Patent number: 11131790
    Abstract: A method of generating a weather forecast. The method is executable by a server, the server including a processor, the processor configured to execute a Machine Learning Algorithm (MLA). The method comprises: receiving, by the MLA at the given period of time, satellite data for a given geographical region; based on the satellite data, generating by the MLA, a 3D precipitation map for the given geographical region, based on the 3D precipitation map, generating by the MLA the weather forecast for the given period of time for the given geographical region. The MLA is trained based on a prediction of another MLA (based on meteo radar data) and satellite data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Aleksandr Viktorovich Ganshin, Vladimir Sergeevich Ivashkin, Irina Vladimirovna Rudenko, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Molchanov, Sergey Aleksandrovich Ovcharenko, Ruslan Viktorovich Grokhovetsky, Dmitrii Valentinovich Solomentsev
  • Patent number: 11125638
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for measuring force exerted by an object moving in a fluid or force of a moving fluid on a stationary object. Embodiments may be configured to measure power exerted by an object moving in a fluid. At least one sensor disposed on the object outputs at least one sensor signal corresponding to a pressure differential between first and second surfaces of the object. Data derived from one or more sensor signals may be processed according to a model to output a measure of the force and/or power of the object moving in the fluid or the force of the moving fluid on the stationary object, as a function of time. Embodiments may be configured for applications such as providing feedback for control of actuators in electromechanical systems for liquid or gaseous media, and providing performance metrics during water sports, such as swimming and paddling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Queen's University at Kingston
    Inventors: David Rival, Scott Fitzpatrick, Louis Burelle
  • Patent number: 11122100
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting events from ingested data. Data is ingested. A first score is computed from a portion of the data. The first score indicates a likelihood of the data including event information. Computing resources are allocated to further process the data based on the first score indicating that further processing is warranted. A second score is computed from parameters of the data. An event is detected based on the second score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Banjo, Inc.
    Inventors: Rish Mehta, Damien Patton
  • Patent number: 11120175
    Abstract: The invention relates to a simulation device including: —a memory (2) receiving a dataset representing parameter measurements; —a selector (4) capable of producing a set of sub-datasets from the dataset, each sub-dataset from said set including consecutive data from the dataset, the number of which is a whole integer received as a variable by the selector (4); —an evaluator (6) capable of calculating, from a value set defining a curve, a form factor indicating a probability of correspondence between the curve defined by the value set and a Gumbel curve; and—a driver (8) arranged so as to call the selector (4) with a plurality of numbers for generating a plurality of sub-dataset sets, select the data, the measurement value of which is highest, within each sub-dataset from each sub-dataset set, create a plurality of curve datasets by combining the data selected from each set, call the evaluator (6) with the plurality of curve datasets, and select the curve dataset for which the form factor indicates the highest
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Inria Institut National De Recherche En Informatique Et En Automatique
    Inventors: Liliana Cucu-Grosjean, Adriana Gogonel
  • Patent number: 11113625
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a method for use in managing a system comprising one or more computers, each computer comprising at least one hardware processor coupled to at least one memory, the method comprising a computer-implemented manager: generating a potential configuration for hardware resources of the system; determining whether the potential configuration satisfies accuracy and time constraints for a selected machine learning model; if the potential configuration satisfies the constraints, indicating the potential configuration to be the optimal configuration for the system; and if the potential configuration does not satisfy the constraints, adapting the potential configuration to satisfy the constraints. The adapting may comprise repeating the generating and determining steps. The adapting may be based at least in part on the hardware resources and the selected machine learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hitham Ahmed Assem Aly Salama, Teodora Sandra Buda, Faisal Ghaffar, Lei Xu
  • Patent number: 11107162
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for predictively determining a risk of damage to a property are provided. To determine the risk, a high resolution virtual model of a region that includes the property is obtained. The virtual model is imported into a simulation environment. One or more of the simulation parameters are set based on historic weather data for the region. For example, each parameter may be associated with a probability distribution derived based on the historic weather data that is sampled prior to executing the simulation. One or more simulations are executed in accordance with the sampled inputs to simulate the likely weather patterns the property will experience. The result of the simulation is analyzed to determine the predicted risk of damage to the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Bryan R. Nussbaum, Jeremy Carnahan, John A. Schirano, Vicki King, Mike McGraw
  • Patent number: 11099064
    Abstract: A system for monitoring ultraviolet (UV) exposure of a wearer. The system comprises a wearable device operable to sense UV radiation levels to which the wearer is exposed, and to transmit UV radiation information. The system further comprises an external computing device in remote communication with the wearable device, operable to receive the UV radiation information from the wearable device and configured to determine the wearer's real-time UV index value and the wearer's daily cumulative percentage of minimal erythema dose based upon the UV radiation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ECLIPSE Rx, LLC
    Inventor: Brian M. Matthys
  • Patent number: 11068563
    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. The simulated production is adjusted to infer degradation that can be projected over time to forecast long-term photovoltaic system degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CLEAN POWER RESEARCH, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Hoff
  • Patent number: 11053915
    Abstract: A method, controller, wind turbine, and computer program product are disclosed for processing and analyzing wind turbine operational data in a distributed data analysis system. An example method generally includes obtaining, at a first data analysis system, operational data from a plurality of wind turbines in a first wind power plant, determining adjustments to wind turbine operational parameters based on the operational data, pushing the adjustments to the first wind power plant, transmitting the operational data to a second data analysis system not located at the first wind power plant, and transmitting the operational data from the first wind power plant and at least a second wind power plant to a third data analysis system, wherein the third data analysis system comprises a global data analysis system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventors: Anders Rhod Gregersen, Jan Krogh Jensen, Mehran Nourbakhsh, Morten Tim Thorsen, Martin Qvist
  • Patent number: 11048021
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for resource management are described. The method includes selecting trouble regions within the service area, generating clustered regions, and training a trouble forecast model for the trouble regions for each type of damage, the training for each trouble region using training data from every trouble region within the clustered region associated with the trouble region. The method also includes applying the trouble forecast model for each trouble region within the service area for each type of damage, determining a trouble forecast for the service area for each type of damage based on the trouble forecast for each of the trouble regions within the service area, and determining a job forecast for the service area based on the trouble forecast for the service area, wherein the managing resources is based on the job forecast for the service area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Utopus Insights, Inc.
    Inventors: Fook-Luen Heng, Zhiguo Li, Stuart A. Siegel, Amith Singhee, Haijing Wang
  • Patent number: 11049318
    Abstract: A content providing device, a content providing method, and a storage medium which allows a user to ascertain a state of a tourist spot on the day of travel are provided. A content providing device includes a first acquirer configured to acquire a travel plan that includes at least a scheduled visit date and a scheduled location to be visited of a user, a second acquirer configured to acquire content that indicates a state of a scheduled location to be visited scheduled or estimated on the scheduled visit date of the user according to an image on the basis of the travel plan, and a reproduction controller configured to cause a reproduction device to reproduce the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Ikeuchi, Takeyuki Suzuki, Naoko Imai
  • Patent number: 11037276
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product for removing weather elements, such as rain, from images are provided. In this regard, imagery from self-driving cars or video surveillance may be blurred by weather elements. The weather elements may be removed by utilizing pure weather element images. The pure weather element images may be processed by machine learning techniques to model pure weather element data, and generate a pure weather element dictionary. Imagery including both weather elements and background scenery may then be processed accordingly, and the weather elements removed based on the learned pure weather element dictionary. Resulting weather-free images may then be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Yazhao Li
  • Patent number: 11022720
    Abstract: Systems and methods for forecasting renewable energy generation using holistic weather and system analysis are provided. Derate factors of energy sources can be considered, along with regional weather variability, site specific weather, and a cross-view of the sky from ground based and/or geo-stationary satellite imaging. The forecast can include short-term forecasting and long-term forecasting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: The Florid International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Arif I. Sarwat, Aditya Sundararajan, Hugo Riggs, Avinash Jeewani, Shahid Tufail
  • Patent number: 11015983
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (6) for communicating data with a data logger (28) that measures the temperature of ambient gas and logs the temperature data into a memory (55). The device (6) includes a body (73) for mounting a data logger (28) thereon, wherein the data logger (28) is disposed inside a capsule (12, 40). The data logger (28) includes: top and bottom covers (50, 51) that define an enclosed space and includes an electrical circuit (52) disposed in the enclosed space and having a memory (55) for storing data; a pair of electrodes (71, 72) for extending through two holes (18, 32) formed in the capsule (12, 40) and contacting the top and bottom covers (50, 51) of the data logger, respectively; a processor (1001) for retrieving data stored in the memory (55) through the pair of electrodes (71, 72); and a communication device (1015) for transmitting the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael James D'Onofrio, Carlos Manuel Contreras, Raghunath Puttaiah
  • Patent number: 11016130
    Abstract: The accuracy of photovoltaic simulation modeling is predicated upon the selection of a type of solar resource data appropriate to the form of simulation desired. Photovoltaic power simulation requires irradiance data. Photovoltaic energy simulation requires normalized irradiation data. Normalized irradiation is not always available, such as in photovoltaic plant installations where only point measurements of irradiance are sporadically collected or even entirely absent. Normalized irradiation can be estimated through several methodologies, including assuming that normalized irradiation simply equals irradiance, directly estimating normalized irradiation, applying linear interpolation to irradiance, applying linear interpolation to clearness index values, and empirically deriving irradiance weights. The normalized irradiation can then be used to forecast photovoltaic fleet energy production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CLEAN POWER RESEARCH, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Hoff
  • Patent number: 11009389
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for operating re-configurable solar energy generators for increasing yield during non-ideal weather conditions are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes determining, for each of multiple portions of the sky, by using one or more machine learning algorithms, a respective level of diffuse irradiance corresponding to image data from that portion; identifying one or more portions of the image data corresponding to the multiple portions of sky image data that include a higher level of diffuse irradiance, as compared to other portions of the image data; and configuring one or more solar photovoltaic modules based at least in part on the one or more identified portions of image data that include a higher level of diffuse irradiance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Talha Ahmad Siddiqui, Samarth Bharadwaj, Shivkumar Kalyanaraman
  • Patent number: 11010694
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a system that facilitates deployment of utility repair crews to nodes in a utility network. During operation, the system determines a node criticality for each node in the utility network based on a network-reliability analysis, which considers interconnections among the nodes in the utility network. The system also determines a node failure probability for each node in the utility network based on historical weather data, historical node failure data and weather forecast information for the upcoming weather event. The system uses the determined node criticalities and the determined node failure probabilities to determine a deployment plan for deploying repair crews to nodes in the utility network in preparation for the upcoming weather event. The system then presents the deployment plan to a person who uses the deployment plan to deploy repair crews to be available to service nodes in the utility network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Kenny C. Gross, Andrew I. Vakhutinsky, DeJun Li, Bradley R. Williams, Sungpack Hong
  • Patent number: 11009536
    Abstract: Estimating energy generated by a solar system in a predetermined geographic area comprises, at each predetermined time instant: retrieving measured values of at least one weather parameter and of solar irradiance in the geographic area, the values related to a time slot before the predetermined time instant; performing auto-regression analysis of the measured values; estimating, based on the auto-regression analysis, a relationship between the at least one weather parameter and the solar irradiance; retrieving forecasted values of the at least one weather parameter in the geographic area, the forecasted values being forecasted for a second time slot after the predetermined time instant; performing regression analysis of the relationship between the at least one weather parameter and the solar irradiance of the forecasted values; forecasting solar irradiance in the second time slot based on the regression analysis, and estimating energy generated by the solar system in the second time slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Claudio Borean, Ennio Grasso
  • Patent number: 10996374
    Abstract: A system includes at least one server implementing a weather forecast engine and in communication with a network, the server to access satellite imagery, published weather predictions, and local measured data via the network; the weather forecast engine to train regional modules using the satellite imagery, published weather predictions, and local measured data; and the weather forecast engine to apply the satellite imagery, published weather predictions, and local measured data to the trained regional modules to obtain regional forecasts. A method for forecasting a weather indicator includes receiving satellite imagery; processing the satellite imagery to generate a weather feature set; applying the weather feature set to a regional module of a weather forecast engine; and forecasting the weather indicator with the weather forecast engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: DatalnfoCom USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Mubbashir Nazir, Wensu Wang, Patrick John Thielke, Midhun Elamkulam
  • Patent number: 10989837
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method in connection with a radiosonde, the method comprising measuring a humidity of the atmosphere at several different altitudes in the atmosphere, measuring a pressure at several different altitudes in the atmosphere or calculating the pressure from an altitude of the radiosonde obtained from GPS or other satellite navigation system, measuring or estimating a temperature of a humidity sensor, and measuring a relative humidity by a capacitor with a polymer insulator, wherein the relative humidity value is corrected based on a correction factor, which is a function of pressure, humidity sensor temperature, and relative humidity, such that the humidity value decreases when pressure decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Vaisala Oyj
    Inventors: Eero Hiltunen, Lars Stormbom, Petteri Survo, Jukka Leppänen