Patent Number: 9,740,993

Title: Detecting anomalies in field failure data

Abstract: A method of detecting anomalies in the service repairs data of equipment. A failure mode-symptom correlation matrix correlates failure modes to symptoms. Diagnostic trouble codes are collected for an actual repair for the equipment. The diagnostic trouble codes are provided to a diagnostic reasoner for identifying failure modes. Diagnostic assessment is applied by the diagnostic reasoner for determining the recommended repairs to perform on the equipment in response to identifying the failure modes. Each of the recommended repairs is compared with the actual repair used to repair the equipment. A mismatch is identified in response to any recommended repair not matching the actual repair. Reports are generated for displaying all of the identified mismatches. The reports are analyzed for determining repair codes having an increase in a number of anomalies. Service centers are alerted of a correct repair for the identified failure mode.

Inventors: Singh; Satnam (Bangalore, IN), Bandyopadhyay; Pulak (Bangalore, IN), Wolf; Calvin E. (Sterling Heights, MI)

Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC

International Classification: G06Q 10/06 (20120101); G06Q 10/00 (20120101); G07C 5/08 (20060101); G06F 11/07 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-08-22 0:00:00