Patents Examined by Carlos R. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 10429869
    Abstract: A power control unit and method of use thereof for varying the supply of electricity to an electrical apparatus using a peer-to-peer wireless communications link between a controller and the power control unit. The communications link may be established using Wi-Fi Direct or Bluetooth communications technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Kortek Industries Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Barrie Davis, Benjamin Davis, Matthew Davis
  • Patent number: 10429747
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to methods and systems for correcting overlay errors on a surface of a substrate. A processor performs a measurement process on a substrate to obtain an overlay error map. The processor determines an order of treatment for the substrate based on the overlay error map. The order of treatment includes one or more treatment processes. The processor generates a process recipe for a treatment process of the one or more treatment processes in the order of treatment. The processor provides the process recipe to a substrate treatment apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Mangesh Bangar, Srinivas D. Nemani, Steve G. Ghanayem, Ellie Y. Yieh
  • Patent number: 10415366
    Abstract: A rig control system according to which an automated sequence engine includes a sequence template module configured to provide a template that includes a plurality of data fields outlining operational steps and associated parameters to perform a drilling process, and a recipe learning module configured to generate a recipe for entry into the data fields. The recipe learning module is configured to retrieve a data set related to a drilling rig's performance of the drilling process to drill a wellbore segment, and to score the data set based on a result of the drilling rig's performance of the drilling process and/or a characteristic of the wellbore segment. In some embodiments, the recipe learning module is further configured to categorize the data set based on a characteristic of the drilling rig and/or the wellbore segment. The recipe is based on the data set, the scoring, the categorizing, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Nabors Drilling Technologies USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Gilbert Boone
  • Patent number: 10401882
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence air conditioner system and a method of controlling an air conditioner system are disclosed. The air conditioner system may include a plurality of air conditioner devices located or installed at a plurality of air conditioner sites in a decentralized fashion. A control setting having at least one of the plurality of air conditioner devices as a control device may be created irrespective of an installation position and a connection state of each air conditioner device, such that the control setting is immediately applied, or application of the control setting is released through simple manipulation, thereby providing an easy and rapid monitoring and controlling operation of the air conditioner system in a remote fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Yujin Song
  • Patent number: 10404065
    Abstract: A distributed predictive control based voltage restoration scheme for microgrids, comprising: step 10) adopting a distributed finite time observer to acquire the global reference voltage for restoring the voltage of each local controller; step 20) each local controller adopts a droop control to acquire the local voltage value of each generation, and adds a secondary voltage compensation term into the droop characteristic formula to form the voltage reference value of a distributed generation; step 30) establishing a trended prediction model; step 40) acquiring a predictive control term at a current time as the secondary voltage compensation command, and acting on the local controllers; and step 50) determining, whether the local voltage of each distributed generation of the microgrid reaches the voltage reference value under the secondary voltage compensation command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Wei Gu, Guannan Lou, Ming Chen, Wei Liu, Shuai Xue, Ge Cao
  • Patent number: 10394200
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a controlling method and the system for smart home, each home appliance records a user's plurality of times of operations, and each sensor module in home appliance collects information on multiple times of working modes of each appliance, sends to the router wirelessly; the router analyzes busiest working periods and according working modes of each appliance, based on multiple times' working modes of each appliance and according working periods; router transmits control signals wirelessly to radio module installed in each appliance, to control each corresponding appliance run automatically in the working mode corresponding to the busiest working periods; the said controlling method and system operates simply, controls automatically without any manual operations, close to users' usage habits, and more humanized, it has freed a user's hands, avoided relying too much on mobile terminals, brought a great convenience to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Song Chen, Fulin Ni, Dongyan Zhang, Yun Ma
  • Patent number: 10394218
    Abstract: A vibration cutting process diagnostic device diagnoses the propriety of a vibration cutting process to machine the sectional shape of a working object into a non-complete round shape by reciprocating a movable shaft. This device includes a frequency analyzer to calculate a frequency component contained in a position command signal for the movable shaft on the basis of shape data, which is machining shape data on a workpiece treated as the working object, and a machining speed set value; and a process diagnosis executor to diagnose the propriety of machining the shape data under the machining speed set value on the basis of the frequency component and a movable shaft parameter of the movable shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kotaro Nagaoka, Akira Tanabe, Toshihiro Azuma
  • Patent number: 10378513
    Abstract: To efficiently nm a wind turbine in varying wind speeds, the wind turbine may be configured to switch between two different electrical configurations that offer different efficiencies depending on wind speed. For example, a star configuration may be preferred during low wind speeds while a delta configuration is preferred for high wind speeds. Before switching, the power output by the turbine's generator may be driven to zero. Doing so, however, removes load from the rotor blades which cause the rotor speed to increase. Instead, the rotor speed may be controlled such that the speed stays at or above the speed of the rotor immediately before the generator power is ramped down. Maintaining rotor speed at or slightly above the current speed while switching between electrical configurations may mitigate the torque change experienced by the turbine and reduce the likelihood of structural failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Ansbjerg Kjær, Peter Koldkjær, Rasmus Molgaard Hviid Knudsen, Maryam Soleimanzadeh, Martin Møller Sørensen, Ali Zaib, Arvishwa Kumar Singh, Poul Brandt Christensen, Michael Houlind Jensen
  • Patent number: 10379508
    Abstract: A facility for performing setpoint adjustment-based duty cycling techniques by adjusting the setpoint of a device or component is described. The facility reduces energy consumption for a system, such as an HVAC system, or device by adjusting or modulating an associated setpoint or temperature setting. The facility modulates the setpoint between a base setpoint value and another setpoint value based on a mode of the system. When the system is in a cooling mode, the facility modulates the temperature between the base setpoint value and a higher setpoint value. When the system is in heating mode, the facility modulates the temperature between the base setpoint value and a lower setpoint value. The facility may modulate the setpoint between the two setpoint values based on an offset value or a fixed setpoint value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Tendril Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric M. Shiflet
  • Patent number: 10382080
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention relates to a trainable transceiver. The trainable transceiver includes a transceiver circuit, a user input device, a battery, and a voltage regulator circuit. The transceiver circuit is configured to reproduce and transmit control signals for operating a plurality of remote electronic devices. The user input device is configured to accept user input. The voltage regulator circuit includes a DC-DC converter configured to step up the battery voltage level, a low leakage switch configured to couple the battery and the DC-DC converter, and a temperature-sensitive current source configured to control the low leakage switch. The battery is configured to power the transceiver circuit, the user input device, and the voltage regulator circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Robert R. Turnbull, Ethan J. Lee
  • Patent number: 10379511
    Abstract: A program generation device generates a program for controlling machining of a groove which is performed by machining a plurality of holes on a workpiece. The program generation device receives specified values including a tool radius, a groove shape (a length of the groove), and a cusp height and calculates positions of the plurality of holes based on the specified values which are received. Then, the program generation device calculates a machining order of the plurality of holes based on the specified values and respective values calculated by a hole machining set value calculation unit so that a bias is not generated in a removal stock for a tool in machining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Tomokazu Kayanuma
  • Patent number: 10379548
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a remote valve includes temporarily driving or activating a battery-powered pilot valve assembly to place an operatively coupled output valve in a switch position. One or more processors receives a temperature measurement associated with an operating environment of the battery-powered pilot valve assembly, compares the received temperature measurement to a temperature threshold level, and continuously drives the battery-powered pilot valve assembly to maintain the output valve in the switch position if the temperature measurement is below the temperature threshold level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Mitchell Stephen Panther, Michael Anthony Conger
  • Patent number: 10371406
    Abstract: A system and a method are provided including a controller for a refrigeration or HVAC system having a compressor rack with at least one compressor. The controller communicates with a tracking module configured to diagnose health of a compressor in the compressor rack. In response to rated performance data for the compressor being unavailable, the tracking module is configured to generate baseline data for the compressor and to diagnose health of the compressor by comparing operational data of the compressor to the baseline data for the compressor. In response to the rated performance data for the compressor being available, the tracking module is configured to diagnose health of the compressor by comparing the operational data of the compressor to the rated performance data for the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies Retail Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: John Wallace, Franklin Beltran, Frank S. Wallis, Paul L. Fullenkamp, Karen Richard
  • Patent number: 10364662
    Abstract: A method for drilling a well includes prescribing a drill recipe using a drill analysis engine based on a field-specific model. The drill recipe identifies prescribed segments. Each prescribed segment of the prescribed segments includes a start depth. The method further includes initiating drilling of the well based on the drill recipe; detecting a drill event inconsistent with the drill recipe; prescribing an adjusted drill recipe using the drill analysis engine based on the field-specific model in response to the drill event, the adjusted drill recipe including adjusted prescribed segments; and drilling the well based on the adjusted drill recipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: DataInfoCom USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Atanu Basu, Daniel Mohan, Chun Wang, Frederick Johannes Venter, Marc Marshall, Rory Windell Rother, Joseph C Underbrink
  • Patent number: 10361584
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for managing energy of a community in which at least one building exists. The system includes a community agent for managing community energy demand prediction data including building energy demand prediction data of each building and a community demand reaction load capacity including a building demand reaction load capacity of each building and managing a community demand reaction incentive policy applied to the community; and a machine learning device for generating a building demand reaction incentive policy to be applied to each building through a community-optimized machine learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Yu-jin Song, Yoon-dong Sung
  • Patent number: 10350820
    Abstract: Node-based remote operations of additive manufacturing device are disclosed. In an aspect, a system for operating a remote additive manufacturing device is disclosed. Each computing device is a node in a communications path and contains an instance of a command software program configured to receive and send a single set of commands, ensure the integrity of such commands and/or operate communicatively connected additive manufacturing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MADE IN SPACE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Chen, Michael Snyder, Jason Dunn, Aaron Kemmer
  • Patent number: 10338547
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to system, method and apparatuses for determining parameter settings for a power generation system and a tangible computer readable medium therefor. In an embodiment of the present disclosure, the system comprises at least one processor; and at least one memory storing computer executable instructions. The at least one memory and the computer executable instructions are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the system to: divide historical power related data of the power generation system into a plurality of power load segments based on typical power load values and the number of the historical power related data; identify feasible parameter ranges for each of the plurality of power load segments; and determine optimal parameter settings for each of the plurality of power load segments, based on the identified feasible parameters ranges and correlations between system energy efficiency and relative parameters of each of the plurality of power load segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Ming Li, Fang Hou, Qin Zhou, Hui Shen
  • Patent number: 10338649
    Abstract: A fan control apparatus used to control a plurality of fans, and the fan control apparatus includes a power port, a control unit, a drive unit, and a trigger switch. The control unit receives a PWM signal with a duty cycle outputted from a processor and the control unit determines whether the duty cycle is greater than at least one threshold value set by the control unit. When the duty cycle is greater than at least one threshold value, the control unit controls the fans through the drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Chih-Chun Tseng, Chin-Chen Chu
  • Patent number: 10333347
    Abstract: An electrical grid, using physical operating data of the electrical grid a current operating status of the electrical grid is determined by way of a network model of the electrical grid is provided. A first grid component is controlled as a function of a control signal by a regulator with a grid-component-internal control circuit which is adjustable via control parameters. A first component model of the first grid component is imported to determine a dynamic reaction of the first grid component to the control signal depending on the control parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Ulrich Münz
  • Patent number: 10318708
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for calculating athletic activity parameters. Multiple housings are position at different locations on a user's body. The housings are configured to be removably engaged with an electronic module that includes a sensor and a processor configured to calculate athletic activity parameters. Each housing is connected to or includes an identification memory that stores information identifying a location of the housing. The electronic module uses the location information to select an algorithm to use when calculating the athletic activity parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Santoshkumar Balakrishnan, Jordan M Rice