Patents Examined by A. Elamin
  • Patent number: 10381831
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for monitoring and controlling power consumption at plurality endpoints. The method comprises, receiving raw data from plurality of endpoints, processing the raw data received from the plurality of the endpoints, communicating the processed data to a database using one or more protocols, interpreting the processed data into one or more events, measuring the power consumed by the plurality of the endpoints using the interpreted data; and controlling the power consumption of the plurality of the endpoints using one or more applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Yuvraj Tomar
  • Patent number: 10379551
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for improved building systems management and maintenance. The present invention provides a system for providing an augmented reality-like interface for the management and maintenance of building systems, specifically the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems within a building, including the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CROWDCOMFORT, INC.
    Inventors: Abdullah Daoud, B. Eric Graham, Galen C. Nelson, Chris Fuentes, Kevin Loos, Jeff McAulay
  • Patent number: 10369541
    Abstract: A method operates a production plant, the method having process modules, wherein, for each process module, the amount of material that is respectively present in this process module and is to be processed by this process module is continuously or discretely detected and compared with a prescribed limit value for the amount, wherein a mass inflow into the respective process module is increased or decreased if the amount of material that is respectively present in this process module and is to be processed by this process module is less than or greater than the limit value for the amount, or a mass outflow from the respective process module is increased or decreased if the amount of material that is respectively present in this process module and is to be processed by this process module is greater than or less than the limit value for the amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Achim Küpper, Stefan Ochs
  • Patent number: 10372108
    Abstract: One aspect of the technology relates to a method for production of components of a custom structure. A design is electronically received remotely from a client, where the design has a structure having one or more three-dimensional components, and a graphic positioned on the structure. At least one two-dimensional manufacturing drawing is acquired from a database corresponding to each three-dimensional component, where each manufacturing drawing defines a cut location. In response to acquiring the at least one two-dimensional manufacturing drawings, the graphic is mapped to the two-dimensional manufacturing drawing consistently with the position of the graphic on the structure. Each acquired manufacturing drawing and the mapped graphic is electronically sent to a computer numeric control (CNC) cutting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: PopUp Play Inc.
    Inventors: Amelia Cosgrove Thomas, Bryan Thomas, Paul Zain
  • Patent number: 10372197
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a processor having a core and a power controller to control power management features of the processor. The power controller can receive an energy performance bias (EPB) value from the core and access a power-performance tuning table based on the value. Using information from the table, at least one setting of a power management feature can be updated. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Krishnakanth V. Sistla, Jeremy Shrall, Stephen H. Gunther, Efraim Rotem, Alon Naveh, Eliezer Weissmann, Anil Aggarwal, Martin T. Rowland, Ankush Varma, Ian M. Steiner, Matthew Bace, Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan, Jason Brandt
  • Patent number: 10359750
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a frequency control method for a micro-grid and a control device. The method includes: determining a middle parameter at iteration k; determining a local gradient parameter at iteration k according to the cost increment rate at iteration k, the frequency difference between iterations k and k+1, and communication coefficients; performing a quasi-Newton recursion according to the middle parameter and local gradient parameter to acquire a recursion value; determining the cost increment rate at iteration k+1 according to the recursion value; determining an adjustment value of an active power according to the cost increment rate at iteration k+1; adjusting the active power according to the adjustment value if the adjustment value satisfies a constraint condition and judging whether the difference is smaller than a predetermined threshold; executing k=k+1 if yes and stopping the frequency control if no.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Wenchuan Wu, Boming Zhang, Hongbin Sun, Zhongguan Wang, Qinglai Guo, Bin Wang
  • Patent number: 10351262
    Abstract: Techniques for using a sound spectrum to generate models, which identify unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) configurations, are described herein. The models may be based on components associated with a UAV, and instructions for manufacture of a UAV may be provided. For example, a sound spectrum may be obtained by a computer system which is used to generate one or more models. The one or more models are based in part on components of a UAV and identify UAV configurations that will generate an expected sound within the identified sound spectrum. The UAV configurations identified by the models are used to instruct manufacture of a UAV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. Beckman, Gur Kimchi
  • Patent number: 10352299
    Abstract: A method for automatically updating data associated with a wind turbine based on component self-identification may generally include providing instructions for transmitting a polling signal to an identification sensor associated with a wind turbine component and, in response to the transmission of the polling signal, receiving current configuration data for the wind turbine component from the identification sensor. The method may also include comparing the current configuration data received from the identification sensor to last-known configuration data for the wind turbine component and automatically updating one or more parameter settings associated with operating the wind turbine based on any differences identified between the current configuration data and the last-known configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Christopher Booth, Scott Gabell Riddell, Sebastien David Bertrand, James Paul Davidson
  • Patent number: 10353352
    Abstract: A distributed machining simulation partitions a model of the workpiece to produce a set of sub-workpieces and modifies the machining instructions for each sub-workpiece to produce a set of groups of modified machining instructions different from the machining instructions. Each group of the modified machining instructions is associated with a sub-workpiece and includes effective machining instructions that move the machining tool through the sub-workpiece and at least one fake machining instruction that moves the machining tool through the model of the workpiece outside of the sub-workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Teng-Yok Lee, Alan Sullivan, Jay Thornton
  • Patent number: 10353350
    Abstract: A servo control system includes a position command generator; a position detector of among other things, a feed shaft; a position control loop; a learning controller including a band limiting filter and a dynamic characteristic compensation element; a sine wave sweep input unit for the position control loop; and a frequency characteristic calculator for estimating the gain and phase of position control loop input and output signals. The frequency characteristic calculator calculates an evaluation function that indicates the characteristic of a position control based on the frequency characteristic of the position control loop, the band limiting filter, and the dynamic characteristic compensation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazunori Iijima
  • Patent number: 10346736
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for generating an adaptive nonlinear controller and utilizing the adaptive nonlinear controller to regulate the operation of nonlinear process systems. In particular, a method is provided for generating a control model by defining an objective function utilizing a target function that specifies the desired response of the system and a state-space model representing the dynamics of the non-linear system. When executed by a controller the control model causes the regulated system to operate as specified by the target function and thereby produce a product that is consistent with various prescribed quality metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Kyle Hunte
  • Patent number: 10338623
    Abstract: A power and control device (1) for medium voltage applications characterized in that it comprises a power and control unit (2) having a first feeding port (21) electrically coupleable with electric power supply means (60), a first control device (3) operatively coupled to said first feeding port, said first control device being adapted to prevent the electrical feeding of said power and control unit through said first feeding port, when the operating temperature of said power and control device is lower than a first threshold value (TH1) indicative of a minimum operating temperature provided for said power and control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Gabriele Valentino De Natale, Luciano Di Maio, Marco Testa
  • Patent number: 10334961
    Abstract: A portable device for controlling an external electrical adjustable apparatus is provided. The portable device has a case, a signal transmitter connected to the electrical adjustable apparatus, a tilt sensor sensing a tilted angle and a controlling operation, a memory storing a threshold angle and a processor. The processor generates a controlling signal according to the controlling operation, and transmitting the controlling signal to an electrical adjustable apparatus for making the electrical adjustable apparatus raise/lower. The processor further determines that the electrical adjustable apparatus has collision when receiving a controlling signal used to control the electrical adjustable apparatus and the tilted angle is not less than the threshold angle, and sends a stopping signal to the electrical adjustable apparatus via the signal transmitter for making the electrical adjustable apparatus stop raising/lowering when determining that the electrical adjustable apparatus has collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TIMOTION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-Jye Lin, Chung-Yi Chen, Chang-Lin Tu, Chi-Hung Chan
  • Patent number: 10331194
    Abstract: A method of clocking a plurality of programmable, sequential data processing units, by adjusting the clock frequency of at least one of the programmable, sequential data processing units, without affecting the clock frequency of at least one other of the programmable, sequential data processing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: PACT XPP Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Martin Vorbach, Volker Baumgarte
  • Patent number: 10333346
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for controlling voltage fluctuations of a microgrid including a plurality of distributed generators (DGs) is presented. The computer-implemented method includes collecting, by a resiliency controller including at least a voltage control module, measurement data from the microgrid, using, by a reactive power estimator, reactive power estimations to calculate an amount of reactive power for each of the DGs, and using a dynamic droop control unit to distribute the reactive power to each of the DGs of the microgrid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Feng Guo, Ratnesh Sharma
  • Patent number: 10324431
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for monitoring an electromechanical component of an automation system. The method may include acquiring of a mechanical state variable of the electromechanical component, acquiring of an electrical state variable of the electromechanical component, and determining of a state of the electromechanical component based on a multidimensional characteristic line field with a plurality of states of the electromechanical component, wherein the mechanical state variable and the electrical state variable are associated with each state of the electromechanical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ralf Hoffmann, Jens Heinrich, Sebastian Heinrich, Christian Müller
  • Patent number: 10317867
    Abstract: A thermostat update and copying system can include a first thermostat having a processor, a transmitter, a storage area. In some embodiments, the processor generates update data, the storage area maintains the update data, and the transmitter transmits the update data to multiple target devices. In some embodiments, the target devices include mobile devices capable of running applications to receive the update data and/or at least a second thermostat wherein the second thermostat is activated and update data is transmitted by the transceiver to the second thermostat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Braeburn Systems LLC
    Inventors: Glenn A. Moore, Daniel S. Poplawski
  • Patent number: 10317881
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to additive manufacturing or printing of an object using parallel processing of files comprising 3D models of the object and/or portions thereof. A master file comprising a 3D model of the object is divided into subordinate files, wherein each subordinate file comprises a 3D model of a corresponding portion of the object. Each subordinate file is processed in parallel, controlling at least a first laser source to fabricate each portion from a build material. Parallel processing according to the methods of the present disclosure expedites additive manufacturing or printing over conventional methods that build an object in layers completed in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Mohammed El Hacin Sennoun
  • Patent number: 10310523
    Abstract: A method for operating a temperature control apparatus for a medical examination device, in particular a magnetic resonance apparatus, wherein the medical examination device causes a heat input into the body of a patient to be examined during an examination procedure, and wherein the temperature control apparatus has at least one temperature modifier designed for controlling the temperature of the patient, at least one item of heat information that describes the heat balance of the patient is determined, in order to determine a control parameter for controlling at least one ambient parameter that describes the at least one temperature modifier by taking into account at least one ambient condition on the body of the patient, and at least one examination parameter that describes the examination procedure as the input variables of a heat balance model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Volker Schnetter
  • Patent number: 10310588
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a processor includes a plurality of cores each to independently execute instructions, a power delivery logic coupled to the plurality of cores, and a power controller including a first logic to cause a first core to enter into a first low power state of an operating system power management scheme independently of the OS, during execution of at least one thread on the first core. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ankush Varma, Krishnakanth V. Sistla, Allen W. Chu, Ian M. Steiner