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October 17, 2017: Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,792,435]

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Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc. has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Anomaly detection for vehicular networks for intrusion and malfunction detection" by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

ABSTRACT

A security monitoring system for a Controller Area Network (CAN) comprises an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) operatively connected to the CAN bus. The ECU is programmed to classify a message read from the CAN bus as either normal or anomalous using an SVM-based classifier with a Radial Basis Function (RBF) kernel. The classifying includes computing a hyperplane curvature parameter.gamma. of the RBF kernel as.gamma.=f(D) where f( ) denotes a function and D denotes CAN bus message density as a function of time. In some such embodiments.gamma.=f(Var(D)) where Var(D) denotes the variance of the CAN bus message density as a function of time. The security monitoring system may be installed in a vehicle (e.g. automobile, truck, watercraft, aircraft) including a vehicle CAN bus, with the ECU operatively connected to the vehicle CAN bus to read messages communicated on the CAN bus. By not relying on any proprietary knowledge of arbitration IDs from manufacturers through their dbc files, this anomaly detector truly functions as a zero knowledge detector.

Appl. No.14/857,016

INDEX

SECTION 1 BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE, INC. PROFILE

SECTION 2 OTHER NEWS: 2016

SECTION 3 OTHER NEWS: 2015

SECTION 4 BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE, INC. PATENTS

SECTION 5 BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE, INC. TOP MANAGEMENT

SECTION 1 BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE, INC. PROFILE

1.1 ACTIVITIES

Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc. operates as a science and technology company that develops and commercializes technology in the United States. The company develops technology in the areas of energy, health and life sciences, national security and defense, laboratory management, and community and education. It also offers solutions for advanced materials, agrifood, consumer products, economic development, environment, industrial products, medical devices, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, public health, and transportation sectors, as well as manages laboratories for customers. In addition, the company conducts independent safety audits and assessments of train control/signaling systems and equipment for transit, freight, and high-speed rail applications. It serves federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as corporations and private sector customers. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio with additional operations in the United Kingdom and internationally.

1.2 SUMMARY

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Website: http://www.battelle.org

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SECTION 2 OTHER NEWS: 2016

March 01: Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc.: Medical devices could be lethal in hands of hackers

"It is embarrassingly easy to hack medical devices, experts warn, creating a new security threat that could have life-or-death consequences.

Among the many devices vulnerable to hackers are drug infusion pumps, which could be jimmied to deliver a lethal dose, anesthesia machines and Pacemakers."

Read the entire piece on The Hill's website.

SECTION 3 OTHER NEWS: 2015

August 04: Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc.: The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis projects in renewable fuels

[Company Release]

"It's been around for a generation or so - fast pyrolysis, that is. Though in the original low-tech incarnation - known as "cooking fire" - pyrolysis has been around since the dawn of man.

But the numbers have never been so close to commercial, even in these days of low fossil fuel energy prices.

Who's in the lead? Where, why - and when will there be commercial-scale plants?

#2 Battelle

Last April, we heard from Battelle that they had succeeded at the United States Department of Energy challenge to demonstrate at least 1,000 hours of bio oil hydrotreatment on a single catalyst charge, while making commercially viable transportation fuels from biomass pyrolysis."

August 04: Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc.: The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis projects in renewable fuels

[Company Release]

"It's been around for a generation or so - fast pyrolysis, that is. Though in the original low-tech incarnation - known as "cooking fire" - pyrolysis has been around since the dawn of man.

But the numbers have never been so close to commercial, even in these days of low fossil fuel energy prices.

Who's in the lead? Where, why - and when will there be commercial-scale plants?

#2 Battelle

Last April, we heard from Battelle that they had succeeded at the United States Department of Energy challenge to demonstrate at least 1,000 hours of bio oil hydrotreatment on a single catalyst charge, while making commercially viable transportation fuels from biomass pyrolysis."

August 04: Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc.: The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis projects in renewable fuels

[Company Release]

"It's been around for a generation or so - fast pyrolysis, that is. Though in the original low-tech incarnation - known as "cooking fire" - pyrolysis has been around since the dawn of man.

But the numbers have never been so close to commercial, even in these days of low fossil fuel energy prices.

Who's in the lead? Where, why - and when will there be commercial-scale plants?

#2 Battelle

Last April, we heard from Battelle that they had succeeded at the United States Department of Energy challenge to demonstrate at least 1,000 hours of bio oil hydrotreatment on a single catalyst charge, while making commercially viable transportation fuels from biomass pyrolysis."

July 28: Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc.: Acid mine drainage - alternative water supply for fracking operations

[Company Release]

"Today we speak to Carolyn Kotsol, CEO and President of Winner Water Services, about water usage in hydraulic fracturing and how using purified water from abandoned mines, known as 'acid mine drainage' can have a positive environmental impact."

SECTION 4 BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE, INC. PATENTS

PREVIOUS 10 PATENT STORIES:

October 10, 2017 Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,782,731]

ABSTRACT

A system and process are disclosed for dissolution of solids and "difficult-to-dissolve" solids. A solid sample may be ablated in an ablation device to generate nanoscale particles. Nanoparticles may then swept into a coupled plasma device operating at atmospheric pressure where the solid nanoparticles are atomized. The plasma exhaust may be delivered directly into an aqueous fluid to form a solution containing the atomized and dissolved solids. The composition of the resulting solution reflects the composition of the original solid sample.

October 3, 2017 Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,777,224]

ABSTRACT

Methods are disclosed for converting a biomass-derived product containing levulinic acid and/or gamma-valerolactone to a transportation fuel precursor product containing diesel like hydrocarbons. These methods are expected to produce fuel products at a reduced cost relative to conventional approaches.

September 26, 2017 Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,772,423]

ABSTRACT

A method of imaging electrical conductivity distribution of a subsurface containing metallic structures with known locations and dimensions is disclosed. Current is injected into the subsurface to measure electrical potentials using multiple sets of electrodes, thus generating electrical resistivity tomography measurements. A numeric code is applied to simulate the measured potentials in the presence of the metallic structures. An inversion code is applied that utilizes the electrical resistivity tomography measurements and the simulated measured potentials to image the subsurface electrical conductivity distribution and remove effects of the subsurface metallic structures with known locations and dimensions.

September 26, 2017 Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,771,533]

ABSTRACT

Systems, processes, and catalysts are disclosed for obtaining fuels and fuel blends containing selected ratios of open-chain and closed-chain fuel-range hydrocarbons suitable for production of alternate fuels including gasolines, jet fuels, and diesel fuels. Fuel-range hydrocarbons may be derived from ethylene-containing feedstocks and ethanol-containing feedstocks.

September 12, 2017 Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,762,060]

ABSTRACT

Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for facilitating operation and control of a resource distribution system (such as a power grid). Among the disclosed embodiments is a distributed hierarchical control architecture (DHCA) that enables smart grid assets to effectively contribute to grid operations in a controllable manner, while helping to ensure system stability and equitably rewarding their contribution. Embodiments of the disclosed architecture can help unify the dispatch of these resources to provide both market-based and balancing services.

September 12, 2017 Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,759,757]

ABSTRACT

A system and method of electronic component authentication or component classification can reduce the vulnerability of systems (e.g., satellites, weapons, critical infrastructure, aerospace, automotive, medical systems) to counterfeits. Intrinsic deterministically random property data can be obtained from a set of authentic electronic components, processed, and clustered to create a classifier that can distinguish whether an unknown electronic component is authentic or counterfeit.

September 12, 2017 Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,759,499]

ABSTRACT

A launcher system includes a launcher having a sealed breech and a barrel adapted to receive a projectile with a charge of propellant and a mechanism to vary the launch velocity by selectively controlling the propellant gases vented out of the projectile and into the barrel. A collar can be repositioned through rotation or sliding movement to selectively allow propellant gases to vent out of the barrel or stop propellant gases from venting out of the barrel. When the collar is in a closed or non-venting configuration, propellant gasses build-up pressure behind the projectile, resulting in a relatively high launch velocity and, when the collar is in the open or venting configuration, a relatively low launch velocity is produced. A sliding breech face and energy-absorbing plug can also be provided to further decrease launch velocity.

September 12, 2017 Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,758,728]

ABSTRACT

A combined hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) and catalytic hydrothermal gasification (CHG) system and process are described that convert various biomass-containing sources into separable bio-oils and aqueous effluents that contain residual organics. Bio-oils may be converted to useful bio-based fuels and other chemical feedstocks. Residual organics in HTL aqueous effluents may be gasified and converted into medium-BTU product gases and directly used for process heating or to provide energy.

September 5, 2017 Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,753,440]

ABSTRACT

Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for charging and discharging an energy storage device connected to an electrical power distribution system. In one exemplary embodiment, a controller monitors electrical characteristics of an electrical power distribution system and provides an output to a bi-directional charger causing the charger to charge or discharge an energy storage device (e.g., a battery in a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)). The controller can help stabilize the electrical power distribution system by increasing the charging rate when there is excess power in the electrical power distribution system (e.g., when the frequency of an AC power grid exceeds an average value), or by discharging power from the energy storage device to stabilize the grid when there is a shortage of power in the electrical power distribution system (e.g., when the frequency of an AC power grid is below an average value).

September 5, 2017 Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,753,066]

ABSTRACT

Apparatus and methods of processing large-scale data regarding an electrical power grid are described. According to one aspect, a method of processing large-scale data regarding an electrical power grid includes accessing a large-scale data set comprising information regarding an electrical power grid; processing data of the large-scale data set to identify a filter which is configured to remove erroneous data from the large-scale data set; using the filter, removing erroneous data from the large-scale data set; and after the removing, processing data of the large-scale data set to identify an event detector which is configured to identify events of interest in the large-scale data set.

SECTION 5 BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE, INC. TOP MANAGEMENT

Jeffrey Wadsworth, CEO & President

Jeffrey Wadsworth has been President and CEO of Battelle since January 2009. He has worked at Stanford University, Lockheed Missiles and Space Company and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In 2002, he joined Battelle and served as a member of the White House Transition Planning Office for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He also has served as director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Department of Energy's largest multipurpose science laboratory. Wadsworth studied metallurgy at Sheffield University in England, where he earned a bachelor's degree and a Ph.D. He was also awarded a Doctor of Metallurgy and the highest recognition conferred by the university, an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree. In 2012, Wadsworth, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, was elected to the Chinese Academy of Engineering. - See more at: http://www.battelle.org/about-us/leadership/management#sthash.V2N5nd7B.dpuf

John K. Welch, Chairman

Affiliations:

Former President & CEO, Centrus Energy Corporation (formerly USEC, Inc.)

Former Executive Vice President, General Dynamics Corporation

Member of Board of Directors of Precision Custom Components, LLC and Huntington Ingalls Industries

Former Director, Nuclear Energy Institute

Dave Evans, CFO & Executive Vice President

Dave Evans is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Dave joined Battelle from Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in Marysville, Ohio, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2006. In this role, Dave also had oversight of the Strategy and Business Development roles. Dave joined Scotts Miracle-Gro in 1993, holding a number of roles in finance and business development. Prior to that, Dave was at Arthur Anderson & Co., where he was a senior manager. A certified public accountant, Dave holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from The Ohio State University and attended the Kellogg Management Institute at Northwestern University.

Michael G. Morris, Director

Lester L. Lyles, Director

Kirkland H. Donald, Director

Frank L. Douglas, Director

Michael J. Gasser, Director

Vicky Bailey, Director

Affiliations:

President, Anderson Stratton International, LLC

Former Assistant Secretary, Policy & International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy

Former President, PSI Energy, Inc.

Former Commissioner, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Member and Chair, USEA Board of Directors; Cheniere Energy; EQT Corporation; CLECO Corporation; National Petroleum Council; and Resources for the Future; and Girl Scouts Nation's Capital

Former Member of Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future and Board of Trustees of North America Electric Reliability Corporation

Subra Suresh, Director

Sean C. O'Keefe, Director

Suzanne M. 'Zan' Vautrinot, Executive Director

Russell Austin, Company Secretary & Senior Vice President

Russell Austin is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary to the Battelle Board of Directors. Austin, who joined Battelle in 2001, was formerly a partner in the Columbus office of Arter & Hadden, where he was a member of the Corporate and Securities Law Practice Group. Prior to joining Arter & Hadden, Austin was a partner with the Columbus law firm of Schwartz, Kelm, Warren & Rubenstein, where he practiced corporate and securities law. Russ earned a bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University and a law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law.

Steve Kelly, Senior Vice President

Patrick Jarvis, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications

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