Including Related Electrical Parameter Patents (Class 702/65)
  • Patent number: 11544163
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for diagnosing a fieldbus type network. The method comprises the steps of measuring, using a signal measuring device such as an oscilloscope, a bus signal of the fieldbus type network, providing the measured bus signal to a computer system, and generating, by the computer system, a diagnosis. The diagnosis is performed by executing a step of comparing, by the computer system, the measured bus signal with signals in a database of bus signals and corresponding diagnoses; and/or feeding, by the computer system, the measured bus signal to a trained statistical model trained to diagnose the fieldbus type network; as well as a step of outputting the diagnosis based on the output of the comparison and/or the output of the statistical model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Procentec B.V.
    Inventor: Matthew Dulcey
  • Patent number: 11524588
    Abstract: A wireless battery management system includes a plurality of slave BMSs coupled to a plurality of battery modules in one-to-one correspondence. Each slave BMS is configured to operate in active mode and sleep mode. Each slave BMS is configured to wirelessly transmit a detection signal indicating a state of the battery module. The wireless battery management system further includes a master BMS configured to wirelessly receive the detection signal from each of the plurality of slave BMSs. The master BMS is configured to set a scan cycle and a scan duration for each of the plurality of slave BMSs based on the detection signal, and wirelessly transmit a control signal to the plurality of slave BMSs. The control signal includes a wireless balancing command indicating the scan cycle and the scan duration set for each of the plurality of slave BMSs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-Eun Kim, Chang-Hyun Sung, Sang-Hoon Lee, Yean-Sik Choi
  • Patent number: 11523968
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides a computer-implemented method for controlling a swimming pool or spa system. The computer-implemented method includes: creating a data structure representing a plurality of swimming pool system components and fluidic connections between subsets of the plurality of swimming pool system components; receiving a request to control one or more of the plurality of swimming pool system components; calculating fluidic flows through the plurality of swimming pool system components based on one or more potential configurations of the plurality of swimming pool system components capable of fulfilling the request; and detecting whether the one or more potential configurations result in unsatisfactory conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Poolside Tech, LLC
    Inventors: William R. Doan, Stan Reznik
  • Patent number: 11523003
    Abstract: A system and method for adjusting power consumption of a power consumer (e.g., an intercom device) may include a power supply, the power consumer connected to the power supply through a transmitting device, and at least one processor. The at least one processor may be configured to obtain a first voltage associated with the power supply and a second voltage associated with the power consumer, and adjust an operation status of the power consumer at least based on the first voltage and the second voltage. The first voltage may be an output voltage of the power supply, and the second voltage may be an input voltage of the power consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG DAHUA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiahuan He, Kang Du
  • Patent number: 11515067
    Abstract: An active two-terminal inductor device with a controllable inducitance based on an inductance value input L_I. A processor system PRS executes an algorithm which controls a power converter PCV with controllable electric switches connected to the two external terminals A, B along with a fixed value inductor component L1. Based on sampling of at least a voltage or a current in connection with the inductor component L1, the algorithm controls the power converter PCV to provide a resulting inductance across the external terminals A, B which serves to match the inductance value input L_I.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Huai Wang, Haoran Wang
  • Patent number: 11480609
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for Integrated Circuit (IC) identification, authentication, and tamper detection. Die identification, authentication, and tamper detection techniques are described that employ capacitive sensing of on-chip interconnect. The signal and power routing in ICs have nominal capacitance values that are characteristic of their foundry, and the variance of these values, due to process tolerances, is unique to each device. Measuring these capacitances provides not only support for determining the authenticity of the device and fabrication site, but also provides distinct identification of each part. By integrating Capacitance-to-Digital Converters (CDCs) with low power and area overhead, capacitance values from intrinsic functional nets can be reported, and the need for separate additive test circuitry can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Ohio State Innovation Foundation
    Inventors: Waleed Khalil, Michael Charles Kines
  • Patent number: 11480622
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for diagnosing battery replacement for vehicles may accurately diagnose whether a battery has been replaced using an internal resistance of the battery. The apparatus includes a measurer for measuring the internal resistance of the battery, a storage for storing the measured internal resistance, and a controller for diagnosing whether the battery has been replaced based on the internal resistance. The controller, when vehicle power is reset, controls the measurer to measure a first or second internal resistance after starting a vehicle, updates and stores the measured first or second internal resistance in the storage, compares a current first internal resistance value with a former first internal resistance value or a current second internal resistance value with a former second internal resistance value, and diagnoses that the battery has been replaced when the corresponding values differ from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hong Min Oh
  • Patent number: 11469041
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for wireless charging are disclosed. A wireless charging device has a plurality of charging cells provided on a first surface and a processor configured to provide a charging current to a first charging coil in a surface of the wireless charging device, determine that an impedance of a resonant circuit has varied from a threshold or setpoint impedance, and restore the threshold or setpoint impedance by modifying frequency of the charging current. The resonant circuit may include the first charging coil. A method for operating the wireless charging device includes providing a charging current to a first charging coil in a surface of the wireless charging device, determining that an impedance of a resonant circuit has varied from a threshold or setpoint impedance, and restoring the threshold or setpoint impedance by modifying frequency of the charging current. The resonant circuit may include the charging coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: AIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Heindel Goodchild, John Winters
  • Patent number: 11456740
    Abstract: There is provided a touch detection circuit including a charging circuit, a discharging circuit, a counter and a processor. The charging circuit charges a detection capacitor within a charging interval using different currents. The discharging circuit discharges the detection capacitor within a discharging interval using different currents. The counter counts the charging interval and the discharging interval. The processor subtracts a baseline time from a counted charging time and a counted discharging time to cancel the noise interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventor: Sung-Han Wu
  • Patent number: 11451195
    Abstract: An amplifying apparatus includes a transistor arranged on a substrate and constituting an amplifier, an input terminal for inputting a high-frequency signal to the amplifier, an output terminal for outputting the high-frequency signal amplified by the amplifier, a first inductor formed in or on the substrate and connected between a source of the transistor and a ground, and a second inductor formed in or on the substrate and connected between a gate of the transistor and the input terminal. When the substrate is viewed in a plan view, the first inductor and the second inductor do not overlap each other. The first inductor and the second inductor are magnetically coupled to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Tabei
  • Patent number: 11443070
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for operations for performing biometric feature attack tests. An example system includes a biometric feature attack object, comprising a substrate, a biometric feature attachment part, and a conductive part, wherein: the substrate comprises a biometric feature carrying area and a pressing area, and the biometric feature carrying area and the pressing area are respectively disposed on two opposite sides of the substrate; the biometric feature attachment part is disposed in the biometric feature carrying area; and the conductive part is disposed in the pressing area or the biometric feature carrying area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Alipay (Hangzhou) Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jianxu Zheng
  • Patent number: 11408357
    Abstract: An electronic controller for an engine and a propeller, a control system and related methods are described herein. The control system comprises the controller having a first channel and a second channel independent from and redundant to the first channel. Each channel comprises a control processor configured to receive first engine and propeller parameters and to output, based on the first engine and propeller parameters, at least one engine control command and at least one propeller control command. Each channel also comprises a protection processor configured to receive second engine and propeller parameters and to output, based on the second engine and propeller parameters, at least one engine protection command and at least one propeller protection command. The control system comprises sensors for measuring the parameters of the engine and/or the propeller and effectors configured to control the engine and the propeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Jasraj Chahal, Brant Duke, Carmine Lisio, Jim R. Jarvo, Giancarlo Zingaro
  • Patent number: 11402532
    Abstract: Disclosed are acoustic logging systems and methods that involve correlating broadband acoustic signals acquired by a plurality of acoustic sensors at multiple depths within a wellbore to compute covariance matrices and their eigenvalues in the frequency domain for a plurality of frequency bins. In accordance with various embodiments, acoustic sources are detected and located based on the eigenvalues viewed as a function of depth and frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Yang Ang, Yinghui Lu, Avinash Vinayak Taware, Srinivasan Jagannanthan, Nam Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11366152
    Abstract: A method for measuring equivalent circuit parameters and resonant frequency of a piezoelectric resonator, by which the phase-frequency curve of the piezoelectric resonator is measured, and the resonant frequency and the anti-resonant frequency are obtained. Then, the slopes of the phase-frequency curve at the resonant frequency and the anti-resonant frequency are respectively measured. The resonant angular frequency and the anti-resonant angular frequency are also calculated. Finally, the equivalent circuit parameters of the piezoelectric resonator are obtained by solving a system of nonlinear equations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF ELECTRONIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF CHINA
    Inventors: Dong Liu, Yan Yan, Xiaoting Xiao, Bin Gao, Guiyun Tian
  • Patent number: 11353485
    Abstract: A measurement module receives a defined system topology and system component characteristics information for a system. The measurement module calculates an expected system impedance for the defined system topology. The measurement module collects one or more impedance measurements using a high frequency voltage stimulus. Finally, the measurement module compares the one or more impedance measurements with the expected system impedance to determine adequacy of protective grounding of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Jefferies, Matthew L. White, Benjamin W. Edwards, Richard K. Weiler, Alan E. Freeman
  • Patent number: 11351087
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for monitoring the content of a chamber of a container via electrical capacitive tomography (ECT) or acoustic imaging are presented. The three-dimensional volume of the chamber and its content are imaged by developing a map of permittivity or acoustic impedance by (1) applying a stimulus signal between each of a plurality of electrode pairs of a plurality of electrodes that is arranged about the chamber and (2), for each stimulus signal applied, measuring a response signal at each of the remaining electrodes of the plurality. Once the map of permittivity or acoustic impedance is established, the number and type of tablets (or liquid) within the chamber is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: QuantaEd, LLC
    Inventor: Mehran Mehregany
  • Patent number: 11340975
    Abstract: At least some aspects of the disclosure provide for a system. In at least some examples, the system includes a microcontroller, an energy storage element, a monitoring circuit, and a communication bridge. The monitoring circuit is coupled to the energy storage element and configured to determine whether a fault associated with the energy storage element is present, generate an indication of the fault when the fault with the energy storage element is present, and transmit the indication of the fault. The communication bridge is configured to receive the indication of the fault and assert a fault signal and transmit the fault signal to the microcontroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Indranil Gangopadhyay, Wan Laan Jackie Hui, Kyl Wayne Scott, Quanqing Hu, Ivo Francesco Marocco
  • Patent number: 11327593
    Abstract: A touch sensing device includes: at least one sensing coil disposed on a substrate; a sensing circuit unit configured to detect applied external pressure, based on a change in inductance of the at least one sensing coil; and a deformation inducing shaft configured to block one side of the at least one sensing coil in one direction and open another side of the at least one sensing coil in another direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Yun Kim, Gye Won Lee
  • Patent number: 11303821
    Abstract: An illumination device includes illumination units for irradiating light on an object and a substrate member, which is an example of a holding mechanism for detachably holding the illumination units according to a predetermined disposition rule. The substrate member has a connection part for electrically connecting with a controller. The substrate member holds a part of the illumination units by linking parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo Inazumi, Jaewook Hwang, Yutaka Kato
  • Patent number: 11294514
    Abstract: Baseline update for input object detection includes determining raw measurements from resulting signals acquired for a sensing region, obtaining a masked region of the sensing region based on the raw measurements, and generating a baseline update value using a subset of the raw measurements corresponding to an unmasked region. A baseline value of the masked region is updated using the baseline update value to obtain an updated baseline. A location of an input object is detected using the updated baseline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Katherine Kuan, Nickolas Fotopoulos
  • Patent number: 11280843
    Abstract: A method of determining an aging level of a battery includes utilizing a first charging device to charge a first battery; utilizing a second obtaining device to obtain a plurality of first steady open-circuit voltages (OCVs) of the first battery when a charging state of the first battery respectively reaches a plurality of first stop-charge conditions; utilizing a second charging device to charge a second battery; utilizing a third obtaining device to obtain a stop-charge parameter of the second battery and a second steady OCV of the second battery corresponding to the stop-charge parameter of the second battery; and utilizing an aging level determining device to determine an aging level of the second battery relative to the first battery according to the second steady OCV of the second battery and one of the first steady OCVs of the first battery corresponding to the stop-charge parameter of the second battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Simplo Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yi-Ren Guo
  • Patent number: 11271564
    Abstract: A high-sensitivity capacitive sensor circuit having improved sensitivity by implementing a plurality of detection units using charging and discharging, has: an oscillation unit for generating a control clock; a first charge/discharge unit connected to a sensing unit electrode, which generates a sensing signal while being charged/discharged according to the control clock; a second charge/discharge unit connected in parallel to the first charge/discharge unit, which generates a reference signal while being charged/discharged according to the control clock; and a detection unit for detecting a change in the capacitance on the side of the sensing unit electrode by comparing the sensing signal from the first charge/discharge unit with the reference signal from the second charge/discharge unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Chung Dam Song
  • Patent number: 11268922
    Abstract: According to various implementations, an apparatus for electromagnetic impedance spectra graphic characterization of a material under test (MUT) includes: a planar array of at least two electrodes configured to be placed in electromagnetic communication with the MUT, wherein during operation of the planar array, at least one of the electrodes comprises a transmitting electrode for transmitting an electromagnetic signal over a range of frequencies through the MUT to at least one receiving electrode in the planar array; and a backer ground plate at least partially surrounding the at least two electrodes, the backer ground plate being electrically grounded and insulated from the at least two electrodes, wherein the backer ground plate extends from a plane formed by the at least two electrodes and separates the at least two electrodes to create an electrically isolated volume proximate to the at least two electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: TRANSTECH SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Manfred Geier, Adam D. Blot, Andrew J. Westcott
  • Patent number: 11260986
    Abstract: A method and device for inspecting the structural damage on the skin of an aircraft after a lightning strike, the skin has marks derived from the lightning strike, wherein the marks represent a Visual Damage (VD) and a Structural Damage (SD). The method includes for every mark: measuring the area of paint that has been removed by the lightning strike, and comparing the measured area with an area threshold value, wherein the threshold value is related to the Structural Damage (SD) of every mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignees: Airbus Operations S.L., Airbus Operations (S.A.S), Airbus S.A.S.
    Inventors: Valentin Garcia Martinez, Richard Murillo, Sebastien Dupouy, Antoine Bregand, Irene Borillo Llorca, Romain Coƫmet
  • Patent number: 11263100
    Abstract: This application provides a testing method and a testing device to determine a problem source of a server failure. When a server experiences a failure, one or more than one Electro Magnetic Susceptibility (EMS) tests are performed and the time domain waveforms during an EMS test are compared to determine whether the server failure is related to EMS interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: ZHENGZHOU YUNHAI INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jie Dang
  • Patent number: 11255922
    Abstract: Real-time detection of high-impedance faults in a distribution circuit is described. The real-time detection of high-impedance faults includes two steps. First, adaptive soft denoising is employed to perform a filtering process on a healthy dataset, and to determine a threshold. This reduces the rate of false alarms. Second, faulty datasets are prefiltered via adaptive soft denoising, then the denoised signals are processed via discrete wavelet transform to perform high-impedance fault detection using the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Hen-Geul Yeh
  • Patent number: 11255289
    Abstract: A method for sensing a closing time of an injector using an artificial neural network may include: sensing, by a controller, a voltage generated by an injector; performing, by the controller, a preprocess to derive an input matrix using variation characteristics of the voltage; and performing, by the controller, a closing time prediction to derive a closing time of the injector by an artificial neural network model including an input layer including the input matrix, a hidden layer, and an output layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION, HYUNDAI AUTOEVER Corp., HYUNDAI KEFICO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Se-Do Oh, Ji-Hye Kim, Hyung-Soo Do, Young-Jin Kim, Je-Hyeuk Lee, Young-Jae Kim, Sung-Jae Kim
  • Patent number: 11209471
    Abstract: A measurement system and a method of removing effects of instability of the measurement system while measuring at least one S-parameter of a device under test (DUT) are provided. The method includes initially determining a characteristic of the measurement system, including identifying a location of an instability in the time domain of the measurement system; determining a change of the characteristic of the measurement system while connected to the DUT; and compensating for the determined change of the characteristic of the measurement system while connected to the DUT by removing effects of the determined change on measurements of the at least one S-parameter of the DUT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel P. Dunsmore, Gen Tokumoto, Yasuaki Komatsu
  • Patent number: 11187727
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to systems and methods for monitoring a capacitance-coupled voltage transformer (CCVT) in electrical communication with the electric power delivery system, the CCVT comprising a stack of capacitors and an electrical contact to a first ground connection. A first current transformer is disposed between the stack of capacitors and the first ground connection. The current transformer provides an electrical signal corresponding to a current associated with the CCVT. A second current transformer is disposed between a primary winding of a step-down transformer associated with the CCVT and a second ground connection. An intelligent electronic device (IED) in electrical communication with the current measurement devices monitors a ratio of magnitudes from the current transformers at a single frequency. The ratio is compared against an acceptable range. When the ratio exceeds the acceptable range, an alarm is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis C Mallett, Robert Lopez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11169189
    Abstract: A generator control computer device for operating at least one generator attached to a grid is provided. The generator control computer device includes at least one processor in communication with at least one memory device. The generator control computer device is configured to receive, from at least one sensor, a plurality of sensor readings representing one or more conditions of the at least one generator, calculate a current grid impedance of the grid based on the plurality of sensor readings, determine a steady state stability limit for the at least one generator based on the current grid impedance, and adjust operation of the at least one generator based on the determined steady state stability limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Chaitanya Ashok Baone, Khaled Yehia Bahei-Eldin, Anup Menon
  • Patent number: 11163009
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating a resistance of a battery includes: a sensing unit configured to measure voltage, current and temperature of a battery; and a processor operably coupled to the sensing unit, wherein the processor calculates a measured resistance of the battery by using the voltage and the current of the battery, determines whether an operation state of the battery corresponds to a resistance correcting condition, corrects the measured resistance by using a resistance increase/decrease rate of a beginning of life (BOL) resistance of the battery according to a charge/discharge rate when the operation state of the battery corresponds to the resistance correcting condition, and determines the corrected measured resistance as a resistance of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventor: Bom-Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 11153149
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus are provided for diagnosing network faults by distributing network test policies to remote devices that issue network tests and report network test results from a first remote device which attempts to access a first network resource over a first specified network path, where a central portal responds to a first network test result by issuing a command to one or more additional remote devices to issue one or more additional network tests for evaluating at least part of the first specified network path and report network verification test results having data which is aggregated with data from the first network test result report for use in proactively diagnosing the network fault in the first specified network path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Le Cheng, Jason Chorley, Jevon J. C. Hill
  • Patent number: 11132445
    Abstract: A system and method for testing for software vulnerabilities within components installed within a compartmentalized testing environment is presented herein. The system allows software code to be run within a software simulation environment, providing representative signals, whether Radio Frequency, microwave, or other portions of the electromagnetic spectrum, to test signals to the component under test while its execution is monitored and controlled within the compartmentalized testing environment. The system and method is particularly effective for searching for and identifying vulnerabilities to combined Cyber/Electronic Warfare attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventors: Hal A Aldridge, John T. Orr
  • Patent number: 11131700
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of establishing specific electrode positions by providing a multi-point probe and a test sample. The method comprises the measuring or determining of a distance between two of the electrodes of the multi-point probe and establishing a resistance model representative of the test sample. The method further comprises the performing of at least three different sheet resistance measurements and establishing for each of the different sheet resistance measurement a corresponding predicted sheet resistance based on the resistance model. Thereafter the method comprises the establishment of a set of differences constituting the difference between each of the predicted sheet resistance and its corresponding measured sheet resistance, and deriving the specific electrode positions of the multi-point probe on the surface of the test sample by using the distance and performing a data fit by minimizing an error function constituting the sum of the set of differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: CAPRES A/S
    Inventors: Frederik Westergaard Osterberg, Alberto Cagliani, Dirch Hjorth Petersen, Ole Hansen
  • Patent number: 11123096
    Abstract: An ultrasonic surgical device includes a power source configured to generate power, an ultrasonic transducer electrically coupled to the power source and generating ultrasonic motion in response to the generated power, a sensor sensing current of the generated power supplied to the ultrasonic transducer, an ultrasonic probe mechanically couplable to the ultrasonic transducer, and a controller that receive a sensed current from the sensor, performs a frequency response analysis based on the sensed current, calculates a first resonant frequency and a first anti-resonant frequency of the transducer prior to coupling the ultrasonic probe based on the frequency response analysis, calculates a second resonant and second anti-resonant frequencies of the transducer based on the frequency response analysis prior to determining coupling to the ultrasonic transducer, and determines whether the ultrasonic probe is mechanically coupled to the ultrasonic transducer based on the first and second resonant and anti-resonant f
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David J. Van Tol, Keith W. Malang
  • Patent number: 11114947
    Abstract: An improved AC power supply is described. The supply identifies the load through monitoring the current and voltage wave forms and phase relations with the AC Mains. The comparison is done in conditions where the power to the load is programmably varied through use of a control switch located in the line and neutral between the AC mains and the load. The program of controlling the switch is varied to optimize the ability to distinguish similar load types. The switch can be further used to control power to the load that varies according to a set of rules based upon the identity of the load. In a preferred embodiment, the design enables high efficiency with minimal components that may be fully integrated onto silicon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Telefus, Harry Rodriguez, Chris Casey, Thar Casey
  • Patent number: 11105832
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to systems and methods for detecting traveling waves in electric power delivery systems. In one embodiment, a system comprises a capacitance-coupled voltage transformer (CCVT) in electrical communication with the electric power delivery system, the CCVT comprising a stack of capacitors and an electrical contact to a first ground connection. Electrical signals from accessible portions of the CCVT are used to detect traveling waves. Current and/or voltage signals may be used. In various embodiments, a single current may be used. The traveling waves may be used to detect a fault on the electric power delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Edmund O. Schweitzer, III, Bogdan Z. Kasztenny, Veselin Skendzic, Travis C. Mallett, Robert Lopez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11101580
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for use with an AC mitigation device coupled to an underground conductive structure and to one or more buried AC mitigation conductors adjacent to the underground structure. AC current transformers sense AC flowing between the mitigation device and the underground structure, and between the mitigation device and the mitigation conductors. A controllable switch is coupled between the mitigation device and the underground structure. Digitizing circuitry generates digital data corresponding to the AC sensed by the current transformers when the mitigation device is connected to and disconnected from the underground structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: OmniMetrix, LLC
    Inventor: Carey I Fisher
  • Patent number: 11092651
    Abstract: A high-frequency characteristic inspection apparatus includes a pair of high-frequency probes that inspect an electrical characteristic of a plane circuit including a signal region and a ground region formed apart from each other by an S parameter obtained by pushing a tip against a surface of the plane circuit and discharging a high frequency and a measurement apparatus. The high-frequency probe includes a ground terminal that is in contact with the ground region at its tip and a signal terminal that is in contact with the signal region simultaneously with the ground terminal at its tip. The pair of high-frequency probes are configured to contact with a surface of the plane circuit at the same time while facing each other at a certain interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventor: Ryo Sakamaki
  • Patent number: 11092631
    Abstract: In a driver circuit having a signal generator, end stage and amplitude control, the signal outputs an analog signal to a signal input of the end stage, with an amplitude predetermined by an amplitude control value. A load output of the end stage is connected with a voltage measurement input of the amplitude control providing a load current having an electrical current level dependent on an electrical input signal applied on signal input and a load voltage having a voltage level dependent on the electrical current level of the load current. The amplitude control ascertains an amplitude deviation between actual and desired amplitude values for ascertaining an indicator value, which signals that a magnitude of a measurement voltage input is too high, if a threshold value has been exceeded and, if so, to ascertain an amplitude control value lessening further amplitude control values outputted to the amplitude control input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ENDRESS + HAUSER FLOWTEC AG
    Inventor: Robert Lalla
  • Patent number: 11091039
    Abstract: Electrical bus isolation is detected for an electrified vehicle having a DC power source connected to positive and negative buses. The positive bus is connected to chassis ground, and a resulting first current is sensed that flows through a negative bus leakage resistance and a balanced leakage resistance. The negative bus is connected to chassis ground, and a resulting second current is sensed that flows through a negative bus leakage resistance and a balanced leakage resistance. The positive and negative bus leakage resistances are estimated in response to respective ratios of the first and second currents. A larger one of the estimated bus leakage resistances is selected as a balanced leakage resistance. Failure of a device connected to a bus (such as a wiring cable or a fuel cell) is predicted in response to predetermined decreases in the estimated balanced leakage resistance over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Allan R. Gale, Richard W. Kautz
  • Patent number: 11069288
    Abstract: Disclosed are an organic light emitting display panel and an organic light emitting display device including the same, in which a pixel driving circuit of a subpixel, sharing an anode with a white subpixel, of subpixels configuring a unit pixel is disconnected from the outside of the subpixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SoonJae Hwang, DaeWoong Chun, Sangyoul Lee, Chulwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11054473
    Abstract: A state estimation device for a fuel cell for generating power upon receiving the supply of anode gas and cathode gas, comprising: an internal impedance measurement unit configured to measure an internal impedance of the fuel cell on the basis of an alternating-current signal of a predetermined frequency output from the fuel cell; a state quantity preliminary estimation value calculation unit configured to calculate a first preliminary estimation value for a state quantity of an electrode obtained from a real component of a measurement value of the internal impedance and a second preliminary estimation value for the state quantity of the electrode obtained from an imaginary component of the measurement value of the internal impedance; and a state quantity final estimation value determination unit configured to determine a final estimation value of the state quantity of the electrode on the basis of the calculated first and second preliminary estimation values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Aoki
  • Patent number: 11041915
    Abstract: A power distribution monitoring system is provided that can include a number of features. The system can include a plurality of monitoring devices configured to attach to individual conductors on a power grid distribution network. In some embodiments, a monitoring device includes a current sensing element comprising a Rogowski coil. The output of the Rogowski coil can be used by a fault detection circuit to determine if a fault or disturbance occurs on the conductor. Methods of using the monitoring devices are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Sentient Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald S. Rumrill
  • Patent number: 10989753
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for diagnosing an insulation element within a battery management system (BMS), in which an input terminal and an output terminal of an insulation element obtain a battery pack diagnosis signal that is output through a battery monitoring circuit and passes through the insulation element, and then abnormality of the insulation element is diagnosed based on a bit operation value of the obtained battery pack diagnosis signal, or an input terminal and an output terminal of the insulation element obtain a transceived communication signal and then abnormality of the insulation element is diagnosed based on a bit operation value of the obtained transceived communication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Ho Byung Yoon, Younghwan Kim, Sang Hoon Lee, Hujun Lee
  • Patent number: 10989760
    Abstract: A method includes selecting a test waveform to inject from a first DC converter to at least one first DC power source other than a fuel cell, determining a first resulting ripple that will be generated in response to injecting the test waveform onto the battery, determining at least one offset waveform to inject from at least one second DC converter to at least one second DC power source to generate one or more second ripples which cancel the first resulting ripple, injecting the test waveform from the first DC converter to the at least one first DC power source, injecting the at least one offset waveform from the at least one second DC converter to the at least one second DC power source, and determining a characteristic of the first DC power source based at least in part on the impedance response of the first DC power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BLOOM ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arne Ballantine, Ranganathan Gurunathan, Anilkumar Vishnuvarjula, Chockkalingam Karuppaiah
  • Patent number: 10969283
    Abstract: A sensing textile includes at least one assembly of optical fiber filaments, wherein the sensing textile has a main direction and a cross direction, and wherein the at least one assembly of optical fiber filaments is oriented at any angle measured relative to the cross direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: SAINT-GOBAIN ADFORS CANADA, LTD., UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
    Inventors: Nancy E. Brown, Sahas Rathi, Tzuyang Yu, Xingwei Wang, Pradeep Kurup, Jackson A. Ivey
  • Patent number: 10962459
    Abstract: For measuring rheological properties of a liquid sample, the sample is attached to two sample attachment surfaces opposing each other in a pulling direction. The sample attachment surfaces and the liquid sample attached thereto are arranged in a field of view of a light microscope and imaged onto an electronic camera by means of an objective lens of the light microscope. One of the two sample attachment surfaces is pulled away from the other one in the pulling direction, while a plurality of images of the sample attachment surfaces and the sample attached thereto are registered with the camera. For different distances of the two sample attachment surfaces, both a diameter of the liquid sample in a middle between the two sample attachment surfaces and the respective distances of the two sample attachment surfaces are determined from the images registered with the electronic camera during the step of pulling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
    Inventors: Oliver Kress, Marcin Makowski, Tanya Ostapenko
  • Patent number: 10952927
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for monitoring the content of a chamber of a container via electrical capacitive tomography (ECT) or acoustic imaging are presented. The three-dimensional volume of the chamber and its content are imaged by developing a map of permittivity or acoustic impedance by (1) applying a stimulus signal between each of a plurality of electrode pairs of a plurality of electrodes that is arranged about the chamber and (2), for each stimulus signal applied, measuring a response signal at each of the remaining electrodes of the plurality. Once the map of permittivity or acoustic impedance is established, the number and type of tablets (or liquid) within the chamber is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: QuantaEd, LLC
    Inventor: Mehran Mehregany
  • Patent number: 10948313
    Abstract: A system may include at least one resistive-inductive-capacitive sensor and a control circuit configured to maintain timing parameters for operation of the at least one resistive-inductive-capacitive sensor and vary at least one of the timing parameters to control a spectrum associated with the at least one resistive-inductive-capacitive sensor, wherein the spectrum comprises one of a sensor activity spectrum of the at least one resistive-inductive-capacitive sensor and a current usage spectrum associated with electrical current delivered to the at least one resistive-inductive-capacitive sensor from a source of electrical energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Kost, Bruce E. Duewer, Tejasvi Das, Matthew Beardsworth, Anthony S. Doy