Patents Examined by Charles Kasenge
  • Patent number: 10254926
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for presenting predefined parameter subsets for industrial automation devices and equipment are provided herein. In one example, a non-transitory computer readable medium having stored thereon program instructions executable by a computing device is presented. When executed by the computing device, the program instructions direct the computing device to present a graphical user interface with at least one predetermined subset of parameters, receive a user selection for one of the at least one predetermined subset of operating parameters for an industrial automation device, identify parameters associated with the selected subset, and display the identified subset of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Asia Pacific
    Inventors: Scott Peter Miles, See Yong Koh, Alfred David Bassett, Jr., Daniel Joseph Middlestetter, Teck Siang Tan, Julie Yeoh Pei Fang
  • Patent number: 10162334
    Abstract: A numerical control device includes an alarm corrective measure operation history information storage unit, an operation history information acquiring unit, an alarm corrective measure operation history information recording unit, and an alarm corrective measure operation history information extracting unit. The alarm corrective measure operation history information recording unit has an alarm corrective measure operation history information recording optimization section, which optimizes information on an operation included in generated alarm corrective measure operation history information to release an alarm, and the alarm corrective measure operation history information extracting unit has an alarm corrective measure operation history information extraction optimization section, which optimizes the extracted alarm corrective measure operation history information to release an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: FANUC Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Kamijo
  • Patent number: 10143119
    Abstract: In a nozzle management system provided with multiple nozzle management devices, a control device includes a housed nozzle information acquisition section that acquires information related to all suction nozzles housed in multiple nozzle management devices, first determination section that determines whether all the required suction nozzles to be transferred to a nozzle tray are housed in a prescribed nozzle housing device, and a second determination section that determines whether non-housed suction nozzles which are not housed in the prescribed nozzle housing device from among the required suction nozzles are housed in another suction nozzle housing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Hosaka, Yoshinori Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10139810
    Abstract: A management apparatus is connected to a mount substrate manufacturing line including at least a print apparatus, a component mounting apparatus, and a reflow apparatus, through a network. The management apparatus instructs at least one of apparatuses that are at a more upstream side than the reflow apparatus in a mount substrate manufacturing line, to perform at least any one of an operation relating to maintenance, an operation relating to calibration, and an warm-up operation, based on first data relating to a period of time necessary to complete preparation for performing a process by the reflow apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Nakamura, Hachiro Nakatsuji, Kenji Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10132517
    Abstract: A smart-home device may include a plurality of temperature sensors, and a processing system that may be configured to operate a first operating state characterized by relatively low power consumption and a corresponding relatively low associated heat generation, and a second operating state characterized by relatively high power consumption and a corresponding relatively high associated heat generation. During time intervals in which the processing system is operating in the first operating state, the processing system may process the temperature sensor measurements according to a first ambient temperature determination algorithm to compute the determined ambient temperature. During time intervals in which the processing system is operating in the second operating state, the processing system may process the temperature sensor measurements according to a second ambient temperature determination algorithm to compute the determined ambient temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yash Modi, Yoki Matsuoka, John B. Filson
  • Patent number: 10133243
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for operating a process plant include multiple user interface devices, each accessing process control data for display in dynamically generated user interfaces, and each operable to transfer device state directly to another device. A first user interface device stores instructions operable to cause a processor of the first user interface device to dynamically generate a user interface for displaying process data. Process data are provided to the first user interface device by a server coupled to a unitary, logical data storage area. When a second user interface device receives from a first user interface device data indicative of the state of the first user interface device, the second user interface device dynamically generates a user interface for displaying data on the second user interface device according to the received data indicative of the state of the first user interface device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Ken J. Beoughter, Daniel D. Christensen
  • Patent number: 10126010
    Abstract: A controlling method executes an auto-calculation procedure of a controlling system when a person is detected indoor. The auto-calculation procedure firstly collects current environment parameters via sensors for calculating a current comfort-index based on the sensed environment parameters. Secondly, it calculates a target temperature/humidity adjustment value for the environment to reach a best comfort-index based on the current comfort-index. Then, it controls indoor apparatuses based on the calculated target temperature/humidity adjustment value to adjust the environment to be in the best comfort-index. The controlling system can execute a learning procedure, it records the current environment parameters and a user-feedback to build a learning model. Therefore, it helps the environment to satisfy user demands quickly by using the learning model directly when the indoor environment has the environment parameters same as the learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Meng-Seng Chen, Tien-Szu Lo
  • Patent number: 10126759
    Abstract: The invention is in the field of medical fluid management machines, in particular dialysis machines. The invention is based on the problem of expanding the input and output devices of medical fluid management machines and creating alternative possibilities for monitoring medical fluid management machines or treatments performed using such machines. In accordance with the teaching disclosed, this problem is solved by the fact that mobile computers such as tablet PCs or smartphones can be connected mechanically to the medical fluid management machines, and there is a data transmission between the medical fluid management machine and the mobile communication device or mobile computer leading to the display of information pertaining to the medical fluid management machine or a treatment performed using this device on the display unit of the mobile communication device or the mobile computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Carsten Mueller
  • Patent number: 10130014
    Abstract: A system may include a plurality of temperature sensors configured to sense temperatures at a plurality of locations associated with an information handling system, a cooling subsystem comprising at least one cooling fan configured to generate a cooling airflow in the information handling system and a thermal manager communicatively coupled to the plurality of temperature sensors and the cooling subsystem. The thermal manager may be configured to, based on at least a power provided to a subsystem of the information handling system, estimate a thermal condition proximate to the subsystem and set a speed of the at least one cooling fan based on the estimated thermal condition and a required linear airflow velocity associated with the subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Hasnain Shabbir, Dominick A. Lovicott
  • Patent number: 10120392
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to calibrate valve-mounted instruments, such as a position controllers and/or a position transmitter, are described. An example tangible computer-readable medium comprises instructions that, when executed, cause a machine to receive a first value representative of a current position of a valve, receive a second value representative of a sensitivity of a position sensor, compute a first estimated value corresponding to an expected fully-open position of the valve based on the received first and second values, compute a second estimated value corresponding to an expected fully-closed position of the valve based on the received first and second values, receive a control signal representative of a desired position of the valve, and in response to the received control signal, position the valve at substantially the desired position based on the first and second estimated values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Perry K. Carter, Stephen G. Seberger
  • Patent number: 10120357
    Abstract: An energy generation and storage system includes one or more energy generation assets, one or more energy storage assets, and a system controller. The system controller identifies a plurality of candidate responses to a grid service request. Each candidate response includes a split value that describes a power split between the energy generation assets and the energy storage assets. The system controller determines a plurality of response scores respectively for the plurality of candidate responses based at least in part on a plurality of asset life impact values that describe an impact that the plurality of candidate responses would have on an asset life of at least one of the one or more power generation assets and the one or more energy storage assets. The system controller selects one of the plurality of candidate responses based at least in part on the plurality of response scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Patrick Shane Riley, Irene Michelle Berry, Rogier Sebastiaan Blom, Glen David Merfeld
  • Patent number: 10114364
    Abstract: A NC-program editing apparatus includes a 3D-machining-shape generating unit that generates, for each unit of machining, a three-dimensional machining shape including position information in a three-dimensional virtual space on the basis of attribute information described for each unit of machining configuring an NC program, an attribute processing unit that extracts the attribute information from the NC program and associates three-dimensional position information corresponding to a machining shape corresponding to the extracted attribute information with the extracted attribute information, and a display-screen control unit that displays the NC program on a program display screen and displays a projection drawing of the machining shape on a shape display screen according to position information contained in the machining shape and, when receiving an input for editing the NC program via the program display screen, reflects content of the input on the NC program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Matsubara, Kenji Iriguchi, Tomonori Sato, Nobuyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10114362
    Abstract: A method for controlling production processes of products. A first n-tuple representative of current parameters of product are determined and stored. The current parameters are displayed. Control elements are displayed for selecting from pre-defined process actions compatible for performing on product having the current parameters retained in the first n-tuple. Each process action is representative of a first transformation matrix of dimension compatible with the first n-tuple. The pre-defined process actions and associated first transformation matrices are stored. A process action is selected from the pre-defined process actions. The first transformation matrix corresponding to the selected process action is applied to the first n-tuple to produce a second n-tuple of future product parameters. The product having the future parameters of the second n-tuple is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Christoph Langer
  • Patent number: 10101049
    Abstract: A method for determining parameters for one or more air-cooling mechanisms for a computer system. A current operating temperature of a system component within a particular system is determined. A maximum operating temperature of the system component is obtained. A difference value between the maximum operating temperature and the current operating temperature is computed. A parameter of an air-cooling mechanism of an environment, which includes the system component, is selected and modified based on the difference value between the maximum operating temperature and the current operating temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjeev Sondur, Eric Tran-Le, Kenneth Gross, Kalyan Vaidyanathan
  • Patent number: 10101727
    Abstract: A common parameter interface generation program being configured to cause a processor to execute a method, including: assigning identification information for identifying a control device, acquiring a list of parameters of a selected control device from a design information storage unit, associating the acquired list with the identification information and the names of the selected control device in each of the design information to generate a common parameter and of registering the common parameter in a common parameter storage unit, and generating, in each of design tools, a common parameter interface that acquires the value of the parameter of the control device from the common parameter storage unit and reads out the value to the design information in a data format in data format definition information which defines the data format required when the parameter is treated in the design tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Suzuki, Satoshi Iwatsu, Takayuki Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 10095288
    Abstract: A system may include a plurality of temperature sensors configured to sense temperatures at a plurality of locations associated with an information handling system, a cooling subsystem comprising at least one cooling fan configured to generate a cooling airflow in the information handling system, and a thermal manager communicatively coupled to the plurality of temperature sensors and the cooling subsystem. The thermal manager may be configured to, based on at least a power provided to a subsystem of the information handling system, estimate a thermal condition proximate to the subsystem, correlate each of a plurality of components of the subsystem and a linear airflow velocity requirement of the component to a respective speed of the at least one cooling fan required to provide such airflow requirement, and set a speed of the at least one cooling fan based on the respective speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Hasnain Shabbir, Dominick A. Lovicott, Dinesh Kunnathur Ragupathi, Daniel Whittington
  • Patent number: 10086514
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a robotic method for processing an aircraft component that includes determining feature positions by illuminating with light, imaging the reflected light with a camera, and processing images from the camera. The method further includes determining a position offset of the features by comparing to a model of the aircraft component, determining a path offset for movement by a robot arm, and modifying the aircraft component using a processing tool coupled to the robot arm. A robotic system for processing an aircraft component includes a light emitting device and a camera configured for respectively illuminating and imaging features of an aircraft component, a gripper tool for gripping and moving the aircraft component to a workstation, a processing tool for modifying the aircraft component, and a controller to control the light emitting device, camera, gripper tool, workstation, and processing tool to modify the aircraft component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Textron Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren Fair, Austin Garbers
  • Patent number: 10085392
    Abstract: A control system for a low-volume irrigation system includes a plurality of valve controllers for opening and closing valves; an irrigation system controller for controlling the valve controllers in accordance with an irrigation plan; and a graphical user interface for allowing a user to interact with the irrigation controller and to create the irrigation plan. The graphical user interface displays an irrigation zone list, an irrigation set list, and an irrigation plan field. The user interface has drag and drop functionality that permits an irrigation zone listing from the irrigation zone list to be dragged and dropped into any of the irrigation set listings in the irrigation set list and that permits an irrigation zone listing or an irrigation set listing to be dragged and dropped into the irrigation plan to create irrigation steps within the irrigation plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Lindsay Corporation
    Inventors: Ward V. Neesen, Reece R. Andrews, Brant Burkey
  • Patent number: 10068192
    Abstract: A system including a computer solves supply chain campaign planning problems involving major and minor setups. The computer is configured to execute a major campaign for two or more of a plurality of major product families and fix an optimal major product family to a major time period on a planning horizon, based at least on aggregated major productivity fractions and calculated second moments of a plurality of two or more major product families. The computer is further configured to execute a minor campaign for two or more minor product families associated with the optimal major product family, obtain a minor productivity fraction of a campaignable resource for the minor product family over at least a portion of a major time period and fix an optimal minor product family from the two or more minor product families to a minor time period based at least on the minor productivity fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: JDA Software Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Narasimha B. Kamath, Devender Chauhan, Deba Kalyan Mohanty, Dinesh Damodaran
  • Patent number: 10067482
    Abstract: A system and method are provided and include an equipment controller for operating a piece of kitchen equipment. The equipment controller has a memory storing an initial menu of food items each having associated operating parameters for operating the kitchen equipment when preparing the associated food item. The system also includes a supervisory controller in communication with the equipment controller and in communication with a remote monitor that receives an updated menu for the kitchen equipment from a remote terminal. The updated menu includes at least one of a food item modification and an operating parameter modification. The supervisory controller receives the updated menu from the remote monitor and communicates the updated menu to the equipment controller for installation by the equipment controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies Retail Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul L. Hepperla, Gary Olson, John Wallace