Patents Examined by Brian W Wathen
  • Patent number: 10467353
    Abstract: An augmented virtual model of a commercial structure, such as a processing plant and/or a manufacturing plant which includes a virtual design, as built data and experiential measurement data. A User may view the augmented model in a virtual reality setting based with the content presented to the user based upon a location of the user at the time of viewing. Aspects of the Augmented Virtual Model are updated over time and utilized to track performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Middle Chart, LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Santarone, Jason E. Duff
  • Patent number: 10468888
    Abstract: A control system for a solar power plant includes: plural power conditioning systems performing grid connection control of transmission of electrical power generated by a solar power generator to a power grid; and a supervisory controller which issues a target output command to each power conditioning system so that interconnection point electrical power, electrical power fed to the power grid, becomes equal to or smaller than an upper limit output value. The supervisory controller: receives an urgent request including information related to a time of day at which the upper limit output value is scheduled to be changed and the scheduled upper limit output value; and calculates a target value of the interconnection point electrical power for each time of day so that the interconnection point electrical power conforms to the scheduled upper limit output value by the scheduled time of day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshio Okochi
  • Patent number: 10468730
    Abstract: Various embodiments may be generally directed to techniques for using an observed battery stress history to manage operation of a computing system component in a high power performance mode when powered by a battery. Various embodiments include techniques for tracking stresses to a battery. Various embodiments include techniques for comparing the battery stress history to a degradation baseline for the battery. Various embodiments include techniques for developing a degradation baseline for a battery including, for example, a degradation baseline based on expected stress to a battery and/or a degradation baseline based on a battery reliability model. Various embodiments include techniques for determining a battery stress surplus or deficit. Various embodiments include techniques for managing operation of a performance enhancing mode or high power performance mode of a computing system component based on the determined battery stress surplus or deficit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jorge P. Rodriguez, Alexander B. Uan-Zo-Li, Naoki Matsumura, Andrew Keates, James G. Hermerding, II
  • Patent number: 10464149
    Abstract: A feed sensor detects location of a wood log to be moved with a feed mechanism in relation to a predetermined point in a device. A control circuit controls a feed mechanism to feed the log for a preset length on the basis of the location of the log detected by the feed sensor. The control circuit controls the cutting mechanism to cut a wood block from a log longer than the predetermined length when the feed mechanism has fed the log for the preset length and a splitting mechanism to split the wood block cut from the log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: REIKALEVY OY
    Inventor: Matti Maki-Haapoja
  • Patent number: 10459422
    Abstract: A servomotor control device includes a connection mechanism configured to connect a servomotor and a driven body, and transmit power of the servomotor to the driven body, a position command generation unit configured to generate a position command value for the driven body, a motor control unit configured to control the servomotor using the position command value, a force estimation part configured to estimate drive force acting on the driven body at a connecting part with the connection mechanism, a switching part configured to switch between a first force estimated value estimated by the force estimation part and a second force estimated value that is a fixed value, and a compensation amount generation part configured to generate a compensation amount for compensating the position command value generated by the position command generation part, based on the first or second force estimated value that was switched to by the switching part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shougo Shinoda, Satoshi Ikai
  • Patent number: 10455003
    Abstract: A method, a server, and a system for sharing resource data are provided. The method includes: preconfiguring a resource configuration file, reading a preset key value and an index name in the resource configuration file; requesting a memory space from an operating system according to the preset key value to create a shared memory; and loading resource data corresponding to the index name from a magnetic disk to the shared memory, and sharing the resource data with a process of each scene server on a same physical machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xichang Mo, Zheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10452041
    Abstract: A dispatch optimization system leverages ambient and market forecast data as well as asset performance and parts-life models to generate recommended operating schedules for gas turbines or other power-generating plant assets that substantially maximize profit while satisfying parts-life constraints. The system generates operating profiles that balance optimal peak fire opportunities with optimal cold part-load opportunities within a maintenance interval or other operating horizon. During real-time operation of the assets, the optimization system can update the operating schedule based on actual market, ambient, and operating data. The system provides information that can assist operators in determining suitable conditions in which to cold part-load or peak-fire the assets in an optimally profitable manner without violating target life constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Anup Menon, Sree Rama Raju Vetukuri, Olugbenga Anubi, Justin John, Marc Gavin Lindenmuth, Aditya Kumar, Ruijie Shi, Jonathan Thatcher
  • Patent number: 10442136
    Abstract: This invention provides a three-dimensional laminating and fabricating system that shortens the scanning time of a divided scanning region and shortens the fabricating time of three-dimensional laminating and fabricating. The three-dimensional laminating and fabricating system includes a laminating and fabricating unit that includes at least one irradiator configured to irradiate a laminating material and fabricates each layer of a laminated and fabricated object made of the laminating material as an aggregate of cell regions, and a laminating and fabricating controller that controls the laminating and fabricating unit such that the irradiator irradiates the laminating material in each of the cell regions by performing spiral scanning along sides of a scanning region that is used to irradiate the cell regions by the irradiator and has a shape including at least five vertices with an interior angle of not less than 90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ASSOCIATION FOR FUTURE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
    Inventors: Koichi Amaya, Tetsushi Midorikawa, Masaaki Kawaji
  • Patent number: 10442178
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first generator, a second generator, and a shaping controller. The first generator generates first shaping data for shaping a first solid object that represents identification information for a shaping unit for shaping a solid object, in the form of a three-dimensionally shaped pattern in which a plurality of layer regions are stacked and at least adjacent ones of the layer regions differ from each other in feature quantities. The second generator generates third shaping data that includes second shaping data for shaping a second solid object serving as a shaping target and also includes the first shaping data, and that is used for shaping a third solid object in which the first solid object is arranged in the second solid object. The shaping controller controls the shaping unit to shape the third solid object using the third shaping data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Nomura
  • Patent number: 10444737
    Abstract: A numerical controller operates a machine tool based on a plurality of parameters and a machining program. A user is allowed to refer to a parameter that has not been set, in other words, a parameter not falling within the range of recommended setting values, among parameters that may influence the shortening of a cycle time of the operation of the machining program on a display screen. For this reason, the user can use the parameter as a reference for reviewing the parameter setting for the purpose of shortening the cycle time or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Saitou, Koichi Murata, Mamoru Kubo
  • Patent number: 10442133
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for fabricating a structured object wherein a photo-curing material, which is cured by being irradiated with light, within successive layers is irradiated with light providing energy, which is transformed by absorption to internal energy of the photo-curing material for curing, thereby forming the object. Within each individual layer of the successive layers coarse structures of the object and fine structures of the object are identified. A first light beam is directed, which provides a single photon energy that matches the energy gap of the photo-curing material for absorption, to first focus positions within the photo-curing material. The first focus positions being associated with the coarse structures of the object within a first individual layer of the successive layers, to cure the photo-curing material at the first focus positions thereby forming the coarse structures of the object within the first individual layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Hochschule Fuer Angewandte Wissenschaften Aschaffenburg
    Inventors: Anika Trautmann, Ralf Hellmann
  • Patent number: 10445700
    Abstract: A data processing system executes a board object to drive a Graphical User Interface (GUI) to receive user inputs for the monitored system, and in response, associates the board object with a card object, category object, and user object for the monitored system. The data processing system executes the board object, card object, category object, and user object to drive a Data Distribution System (DDS) to distribute board metadata, card metadata, category metadata, and user metadata among the board object, card object, category object, and user object. The data processing system executes the card object data to determine operational status data based on the board metadata, card metadata, category metadata, and user metadata. The data processing system executes the card object to drive the DDS to distribute operational status data among the board object, category object, and user object and to drive the GUI to illustrate operational status data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: The Translantional Genomics Research Institute
    Inventor: Apurva Patel
  • Patent number: 10448542
    Abstract: A vortex-producing fan controller uses a variable-speed vortex-producing fan to create a helical airflow within a server rack that couples with cooled air entering a data center through a floor opening situated near a bottom of the server rack and that draws the cooled air up through the server rack in a helical pattern. An input air temperature of air entering the variable-speed vortex-producing fan is measured using readings from a fan input air temperature sensor positioned above the server rack. A speed of the variable-speed vortex-producing fan and a flow rate of the cooled air coupled within the helical airflow up through the server rack are adjusted responsive to changes in the input air temperature of the air entering the variable-speed vortex-producing fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marc D. Boegner, Dario D'Angelo
  • Patent number: 10444711
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus comprising an electromechanical device, a control unit and a motion detector, wherein said electromechanical device is controllable by said control unit via a control signal, wherein said motion detector is configured such that said mechanical movement of said electromechanical device is determined and wherein said motion detector provides a motion detector signal. The invention also relates to a method for operating an electromechanical device. The technical problem of providing an apparatus with an electromechanical device, the reliability as well as the power consumption of which is improved, is solved in that the control unit is configured such that it can be influenced by the phase difference between the control signal and the motion detector signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Nessel, David Moore
  • Patent number: 10436456
    Abstract: An air conditioner and a method for controlling an air conditioner are provided. The method may include acquiring a top view image for an indoor space using an imaging device and calculating a height of a ceiling in which an indoor device may be mounted; determining whether an image is a human body or an obstacle, with respect to at least one image included in the to view image; and performing control of the indoor device to allow air flow to avoid an obstacle and be discharged toward a human body by controlling driving of an indoor fan or one or more discharge vane provided in the indoor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Beungyong Park, Sungmok Hwang, Juyoun Lee, Jusu Kim, Seaunglok Ham
  • Patent number: 10437230
    Abstract: A numerical controller performs analysis as to whether or not an input machining program is required to be read at high speed at the time of execution of the machining program, stores the machining program in any one of a storage unit which reads a program at high speed and a storage unit which reads a program at low speed in accordance with the analysis result, and updates information on a storage destination of the machining program. In this way, the storage destination of the input machining program can be automatically selected in accordance with the contents of the machining program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuya Inoue
  • Patent number: 10436977
    Abstract: An HVAC controller may be programmed using a mobile device having a touch screen display, a wireless port and a controller that is in operative communication with the touch screen display and the wireless port. The controller may establish communication with and download an application program code from the remote download server. The controller may establish a direct wireless connection between the wireless port of the mobile device and the wireless interface of the HVAC controller and execute the application program code, which provides one or more configuration screens on the touch screen display of the mobile device to enable the user to configure the HVAC controller via one or more configuration parameters, and then upload the one or more configuration parameters to the HVAC controller via the direct wireless connection between the wireless port of the mobile device and the wireless interface of the HVAC controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Bergman, David Quam, Jeffrey Stuart, John Amundson, Paul Schwendinger, Kevin Weirich, Michael Bruce, Soumitri Kolavennu, Steven Nichols
  • Patent number: 10437213
    Abstract: A method for controlling an angular orientation of a person support apparatus including a bladder portion containing fluidized particulate material, an upper frame, and a base frame may include adjusting a height of the upper frame with respect to the base frame with at least one of a first and second actuator at respective speeds, determining a dynamic angular orientation of the upper frame with respect to the base frame based on at least one of a respective operating characteristic of the first and second actuator, determining a corrected angular orientation based on the dynamic angular orientation and a floor angle indicative of the orientation of the base frame with respect to horizontal, comparing the corrected angular orientation with an orientation reference range, and adjusting at least one actuator speed when the corrected angular orientation is outside the orientation reference range until it is within the orientation reference range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Aziz Ali Bhai, Charles A. Lachenbruch
  • Patent number: 10439401
    Abstract: A facility receives an indication of a rate of energy output sought from a production array of solar panels. The facility controls a power inverter to which the production array is connected to deliver to an electrical grid to which the power inverter is connected a rate of energy output that is based on the indicated rate of energy output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Doosan GridTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Sowder, David Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10437220
    Abstract: A machine control system comprising one or more modules with non-transitory computer-readable storage medium to store configuration instructions, one or more of the one or more modules operating as a node to control the one or more modules, and the one or more modules orienting into a hierarchy of modules in response to receiving a system objective to produce an output from the system objective by determining a combined operating space of the one or more modules in the hierarchy of modules, selecting an action from the one or more actions in the combined operating space, sending a message to one or more modules to perform the action, and performing the action by activating the one or more components per the configuration instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: VIVID ROBOTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Garett Ochs, Colton Anderson, Kyu Han, Brian DeVitis, Kort Reinecke, Nick Wright, Derek Soike, James Mitchell Turner