Patents Examined by Chad G Erdman
  • Patent number: 10418071
    Abstract: A data storage library system includes at least one data storage library, the at least one data storage library comprising at least one library frame, wherein the at least one library frame has at least one environmental conditioning unit configured to control one or more environmental conditions within the at least one library frame. The system also includes at least one access door for providing access to an interior portion of the at least one library frame, a library controller, and at least one louver, where the louver may be selectively moveable to control a communication pathway for external air to enter the at least one library frame. In one embodiment, the at least one louver may be controlled by the library controller to automatically open when it is detected that the one or more access doors are opened, and to close the louver when the one or more access doors are closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ernest S. Gale, Icko E. T. Iben, Leonard G. Jesionowski, James M. Karp, Michael P. McIntosh, Shawn M. Nave, Lee C. Randall
  • Patent number: 10417719
    Abstract: A Service Provider (SP) includes a controller that instructs several Producers (provide the electric energy) and Consumers (consume the electric energy) about the electrical energy. The controller selects one of the Producers as an Active Producer (AP) that provides a predetermined volume of the electric energy, one of a remainder of the Producers as a Passive Producer (PP) that adjusts a volume of provided electric energy to be, one of the Consumers as an Active Consumer (AC) that consumes a predetermined volume of the electric energy, and one of a remainder of the Consumers as a Passive Consumer (PC) that adjusts a volume of consumed electric energy, and the controller instructs one of Passive Subscribers (either the PP or the PC) to adjust the electric energy, so as to mitigate a difference between a total supply volume and a total demand volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shantanu Chakraborty, Toshiya Okabe
  • Patent number: 10416685
    Abstract: An information collection system for a pump for removing fluid collected by a buildings drainage system from subterranean locations adjacent a building is provided. The system includes a sensor for sensing operation information regarding the operation of the pump and an information collection device operably connected to the sensor and adapted to receive the operation information. The system also includes an information storage device operably connected to the information collection device and adapted to store the operation information. The system further includes a retrieval device operably connected to the storage device and adapted to retrieve the operation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Steven Mullin
  • Patent number: 10406392
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a fire pump control system are provided. An example fire pump control system includes a pump system having a given full load current, wherein the pump system comprises (i) a fire pump, (ii) a first disconnect switch and (iii) a first circuit breaker. The first disconnect switch and the first circuit breaker are located upstream of the fire pump. The system further includes a controller configured to control operation of the fire pump, and the controller comprises a second disconnect switch and a second circuit breaker. The controller is located upstream of the first disconnect switch and the first circuit breaker, and is configured to avoid (i) opening within two minutes at 600 percent of the full load current, (ii) opening with a restart transient of 24 times the full load current, and (iii) opening within 10 minutes at 300 percent of the full load current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ASCO Power Technologies, L.P.
    Inventor: Douglas A. Stephens
  • Patent number: 10406755
    Abstract: The invention is a method for the validation of one or more consumable elements (4) suited to be installed on a stereolithography machine (2) for printing three-dimensional objects through a stereolithography process. The method includes the steps of installing a consumable element (4) provided with a readable univocal identification code (ID) on the stereolithography machine (2), reading said univocal identification code (ID), verifying that the univocal identification code (ID) is authentic and active by making a comparison against a predefined list (L) of authentic and active identification codes and enabling the use of the consumable element (4) on the stereolithography machine (2) in the case where the corresponding univocal identification code (ID) is authentic and active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: DWS SRL
    Inventor: Ettore Maurizio Costabeber
  • Patent number: 10399280
    Abstract: A three dimensional (3D) printing system includes computer-executable instructions for obtaining a volumetric object representation file, parsing the volumetric object representation file into multiple layers, and for each layer, decomposing the layer into a sequence of continuous paths, aggregating non-continuous sets of tool paths with a single outer path and zero or more open or closed inner paths into islands, and generating one or more motion segments according to each island. Once generated, the motion segments may be aggregated to form a toolpath, which is used by the three dimensional printer to print a 3D model. Other embodiments may employ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: THE ADMINISTRATORS OF THE TULANE EDUCATIONAL FUND
    Inventors: Sam Lensgraf, Ramgopal Mettu
  • Patent number: 10386816
    Abstract: A manufacturing management system includes a manufacturing management device and a machine control device. The machine control device includes an abnormality detection unit that changes a predetermined abnormality detection condition in response to an instruction from the manufacturing management device, and a control unit that transmits manufacturing period-of-time information of a robot to the manufacturing management device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenjirou Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10386823
    Abstract: A distributed process control system having at least one automation unit on the plant side that calculates a plurality of first process variables and influences the process that is connected by first data link to a monitoring system that controls and/or monitors the process. The system has an external computing unit that is connected by a distributed communication mechanism to the automation unit and exchanges data with it using a second data link. The external computing unit calculates a plurality of second process variables that the of the automation unit uses to influence the process. A method for extending the function of at least one plant-side automation unit is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christian Heck, Gerrit Wolf
  • Patent number: 10376977
    Abstract: A control device includes: a control unit configured to control a main processing machine by replacing a machining shape on a machining surface of a workpiece specified in a program with a shape corresponding to an enlargement/reduction ratio and replacing a fixing distance for a core specified in the program with a distance corresponding to the enlargement/reduction ratio for the machining shape of the workpiece and a plate thickness ratio between the workpieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichirou Shirai
  • Patent number: 10366237
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a system on a chip includes: a single core to execute a legacy instruction set, the single core configured to enter a system management mode (SMM) to provide a trusted execution environment to perform at least one secure operation; and a memory controller coupled to the single core, the memory controller to interface with a system memory, where a portion of the system memory comprises a secure memory for the SMM, and the single core is to authenticate and execute a boot firmware, and pass control to the SMM to obtain a key pair from a protected storage and store the key pair in the secure memory. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent J. Zimmer, Peter J. Barry, Rajesh Poornachandran, Arjan Van De Ven, Peter A. Dice, Gopinatth Selvaraje, Julien Carreno, Lee G. Rosenbaum
  • Patent number: 10353713
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a processor, a Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot volume, and a memory including UEFI code and a setup module. The UEFI code is executable by the processor to boot the information handling system, determine if the UEFI boot volume includes a setup data file, and launch the setup module in response to determining that the UEFI boot volume includes the setup data file. The setup module is executable by the processor to read first information from the setup data file, and set a first configuration setting of the information handling system based upon the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventor: Allen C. Wynn
  • Patent number: 10353379
    Abstract: Techniques are described for receiving visualizing two-dimensional (2D) metric data in connection with a three-dimensional (3D) visualization data of a manufacturing process. In one example, a 3D visualization of machine-related data from a process session for manufacturing a particular workpiece is presented, the manufacturing process performed by a machine operating in 3D, the machine-related data associated with a path taken by a tool or end-effector associated with the machine and/or the machine itself during the manufacturing process session. At least one 2D data set is provided representing a metric associated with manufacturing process session. A particular set is selected for presentation within the presented 3D visualization of the machine-related data. A connection between values of the 2D metric set and the machine-related data of the 3D visualization is determined and, based on the connection, the selected 2D metric set is incorporated into the 3D visualization of the machine-related data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Stephan Meier, Philipp Raub, Robert Noce, Matthias Weigold, Navdeep Raj Ganesh, Ge Cao
  • Patent number: 10352142
    Abstract: A method for increasing efficiency in emulsion production for a steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) oil well system includes generating a multiple time step model of the SAGD oil well system and training the multiple time step model of the SAGD oil well system utilizing historical time series data relating to one or more SAGD oil wells at one or more SAGD production sites of the SAGD oil well system. The historical time series data is obtained from a plurality of sensors in the SAGD oil well system. The method also includes utilizing the multiple time step model to determine, based on a set of objectives and subject to one or more constraints, two or more sets of values for control parameters associated with one or more of the SAGD production sites of the SAGD oil well system for respective ones of two or more time steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew R. Conn, Lior Horesh, Matthias Kormaksson, Moshood O. Saliu, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Patent number: 10345888
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for power capping power consumption devices with multiple power supplies. A set of power supplies supplying power to a power consumption device having stranded power is determined. A power budget of one or more power supplies in the set of power supplies is adjusted to match a power budget of a power supply in the set of power supplies with a limiting power budget among the power budgets computed for each power supply in the set of power supplies. Responsive to identifying at least one power supply in the one or more other power supplies of one or more different power consumption devices having an initially allocated power budget below their corresponding demand, at least a portion of the stranded power is allocated to the power budget of the at least one power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Charles R. Lefurgy, Yang Li, Karthick Rajamani, Guillermo J. Silva
  • Patent number: 10346231
    Abstract: A watchdog timer circuit for use in microcomputer monitor systems is disclosed. This circuit includes a timer circuit responsive to receipt of a count clock signal for counting it up, and a timer control circuit which loads an externally inputted data signal (stn) in sync with a timer refresh instruction (prun) and holds therein a sequentially loaded latest multi-bit data signal as reference data. When the reference data agrees with a predefined pattern and simultaneously another prespecified condition is met, the timer control circuit interrupts the clock signal counting operation of the timer circuit. During interruption of the counting operation, when the reference data does not agree with the predefined pattern or when the above-stated another prespecified condition becomes unsatisfied, the control circuit allows the timer circuit to restart the clock signal counting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Furuya, Osamu Watanabe, Satoshi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10340734
    Abstract: A power generator system with anomaly detection and methods for detecting anomalies include a power generator that includes one or more physical components configured to provide electrical power. Sensors are configured to make measurements of a state of respective physical components, outputting respective time series of said measurements. A monitoring system includes a fitting module configured to determine a predictive model for each pair of a set of time series, an anomaly detection module configured to compare new values of each pair of time series to values predicted by the respective predictive model to determine if the respective predictive model is broken and to determine a number of broken predictive model, and an alert module configured to generate an anomaly alert if the number of broken predictive models exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Tan Yan, Dongjin Song, Haifeng Chen, Guofei Jiang, Tingyang Xu
  • Patent number: 10317883
    Abstract: A numerical controller stores, among executed programs, a program applicable to a preset favorite condition in a specified storage area. The numerical controller then stores, based on execution history information on the program, the program applicable to the preset favorite condition in the storage area. The numerical controller then classifies the program stored in the storage area based on contents of the program, and displays the program stored in the storage area based on a result of classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryuta Hitomi
  • Patent number: 10317889
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a work-in-process management control method and a work-in-process management control system using the work-in-process management control method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHONGQING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junfeng An, Xuanbiao Li, Sung Hwan Yoon
  • Patent number: 10312682
    Abstract: A dynamic stability assessment device is provided. The dynamic stability assessment device includes an energy management system (EMS); and a dynamic stability assessment system for dynamic stability assessment on a power system of the energy management system. The EMS includes a plurality of facility names with respect to a single facility, and processes to power system data based on any one of the plurality of facility names according to a state of the power system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong Joo Kim, Ae Kyoung Bae, Young In Kim, Yoon Sung Cho
  • Patent number: 10303157
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing method for a 3D object is provided and includes (a) providing a 3D digital model of the 3D object; (b) dividing the 3D digital model into repeat arrangement of at least one type of polyhedral 3D units and an X-Y plane is an acute angle or an obtuse angle; (c) cutting the 3D digital model along a Z-axis into a plurality of 2D slices; (d) defining a scanning path covering one of the 2D slices; (e) providing an energy beam to a material on a working plane along the scanning path to form a construction layer corresponding to the one of the 2D slices; and (f) repeating the steps (d) and (e) to build up the 3D object by adding a plurality of construction layers in sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Wei-Chin Huang, Ching-Chih Lin, Tsung-Wen Tsai, Kuang-Po Chang, Chih-Hsien Wu, An-Li Chen