Patents Examined by Chun Cao
  • Patent number: 10379516
    Abstract: A management device includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to collect measurement data from sensors installed in respective measurement locations including outside an installation room in which an information processing device is installed, in a gas path in an air-conditioning system of the installation room, and inside the installation room, the measurement data being data measured by the respective sensors. The processor is configured to store the measurement data in the memory. The processor is configured to delete unnecessary data from the measurement data stored in the memory. The processor is configured to calculate a predicted value in at least one measurement location of the measurement locations on basis of the measurement data from which the unnecessary data is deleted. The predicted value is a value of data predicted to be measured by any of the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroshi Endo, Hiroyuki Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10369716
    Abstract: A laser machining apparatus capable of extending the life time of a guide laser is provided. A laser machining apparatus 1 includes a cutting head 2 that irradiates a machining laser light to a machining target W, a guide laser 5 that irradiates a visible guide light to the machining target W, and a power supply 6 that supplies electric power to the guide laser 5. The laser machining apparatus 1 further includes a controller 7 that performs control so that, before the machining laser light is irradiated from the cutting head 2 to the machining target W and laser cutting starts, electric power is supplied from the power supply 6 to the guide laser 5, and the guide light is irradiated from the guide laser 5 to the machining target W according to an output position of the machining laser light output from the cutting head 2 so that the output position of the machining laser light is ascertained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Ryusuke Miyata
  • Patent number: 10369746
    Abstract: A three-dimensional data generation device includes a data division unit, a detection unit, an output command unit, and a data correction unit. The data division unit divides sectional shape data on one layer of a shaped object into mark data for shaping a mark for correction of sectional shape data on a different layer to be output as superposed on the one layer and post-removal data obtained by removing the mark data from the sectional shape data on the one layer. The detection unit detects an amount of misregistration of the mark output using the mark data from a position determined in advance. The output command unit commands output using the post-removal data so as to form the one layer of the shaped object together with the mark. The data correction unit corrects the sectional shape data on the different layer using the amount of misregistration of the detected mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuhiro Inoue, Masaomi Sakamoto, Fumihiko Ogasawara, Osamu Yasui, Yosuke Tashiro, Shinya Miyamori
  • Patent number: 10365671
    Abstract: During operation, a facility may utilize many sensors, such as cameras, to generate sensor data. Some of these sensors may be housed within protective enclosures. The enclosures may be inside specially controlled environments, such as refrigerators, freezers, and so forth. During operation of the facility, moisture may accumulate on these enclosures, impairing the ability of the camera to acquire an image through the window. Described are devices to selectively heat a viewable area of the window such that moisture accumulation is reduced with minimal power use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: John Nelson, Heather Anne Ralph, Matthew David Mickelson, Brad Nathaniel Arnold, Matthew Christopher Smith, Daniel Joseph Peters, Kevin Bailey
  • Patent number: 10361878
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for initiating actions automatically on smart devices that are in a home. In use, one or more smart devices connected to a common network are identified. Additionally, an alert trigger signal is sent to put the one or more smart devices on alert to be ready to perform one or more specific actions in response to an action trigger signal. Further, an event defined as an event for initiating the one or more smart devices to perform the one or more specific actions is detected. In addition, an action trigger signal is sent to the one or more smart devices to initiate the one or more specific actions associated with the one or more smart devices, the one or more specific actions including at least one of video recording or a transmission of measurements. Data resulting from the one or more specific actions is stored automatically on one or more cloud-based servers. Furthermore, a time of the detected event is logged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Matthieu Loreille
  • Patent number: 10357336
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for cutting and trimming dental molds and oral appliances by receiving a digital model of teeth, determining a cutting loop path and applying a drape wall to the cutting loop to generate a simplified tooth base in a dental mold having an inner arch curve and an outer arch curve. The oral appliance may be formed on the dental mold and a cutter may be applied using a sweeping motion across the inner and outer arch curves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: uLab Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Huafeng Wen
  • Patent number: 10361880
    Abstract: A modular door and frame that can be manufactured and supplied to end users with various combinations of intelligent features. The intelligent features allow functions to be performed by the door and/or frame. Also, conditions or events to be detected and monitored at the intelligent door and/or remote locations. Data relating to the various functions, events, or conditions can be communicated across a network that is communicatively coupled to the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: EDST, LLC
    Inventors: Dave Marcinkowski, Thomas Mandry
  • Patent number: 10349925
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to programming a foot pedal and switches located therewith that is used with a medical device and/or medical device system. A user may select any switch or directional movement available on the foot pedal for programming by activating the switch and/or moving a treadle located on the foot pedal or by selecting a foot pedal feature on a display. The programming options available for the selected switch or directional movement are displayed on the display screen. Using the foot pedal, the display screen, voice command or combinations thereof, the user can navigate through different options to select one or more options and confirm the chosen option(s) for the particular switch or directional movement. The control and feel of the movement of the treadle and/or switch provides the user with the ability to program custom settings that suit the user's foot position(s) and/or particular style of surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne S. Wong, Michael J. Claus, Timothy Hunter, Abraham Hajishah, Jeremy T. Links
  • Patent number: 10345843
    Abstract: A network of collection, charging and distribution machines collect, charge and distribute portable electrical energy storage devices. To charge, the machines employ electrical current from an external source. As demand at individual collection, charging and distribution machines increases or decreases relative to other collection, charging and distribution machines, a distribution management system initiates redistribution of portable electrical energy storage devices from one collection, charging and distribution machine to another collection, charging and distribution machine in an expeditious manner. Also, redeemable incentives are offered to users to return or exchange their portable electrical energy storage devices at selected collection, charging and distribution machines within the network to effect the redistribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Gogoro Inc.
    Inventors: Hok-Sum Horace Luke, Matthew Whiting Taylor
  • Patent number: 10348086
    Abstract: A process/method is provided for the management of electric distribution system operations, including accurate and efficient communications and interfaces between the transmission, distribution and residential distribution systems, managed by a distribution system operator responsible for energy balance and reliability through control on a local distribution area, namely between end use customers and the transmission node of the electrical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Open Access Technology International, Inc.
    Inventors: Sasan Mokhtari, Ali Ipakchi, Farrokh Albuyeh, Abdolhossein Rahimi, Behnam Danai, Khashayar Nodehi Fard Haghighi, Ilya William Slutsker, David Heim
  • Patent number: 10338924
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for dynamically controlling functional aspects of an MCU. In one embodiment an MCU includes a central processing unit (CPU), a memory for storing instructions executable by the CPU, and a T/C channel coupled to receive control values generated by CPU and M event signals, wherein M is an integer greater than 1. The T/C channel is configured to select one or more of the M event signals based on the one or more of the control values. The T/C channel is configured to generate a control signal as a function of the selected one or more of the M event signals. A function of the T/C channel can be controlled by the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Jon Matthew Brabender
  • Patent number: 10324456
    Abstract: An object of this invention is to provide a plant operation support-system server and a plant operation support system which can manage the current situation of overall resources that are required for performing jobs corresponding to a procedure manual, and can further achieve resource management with enough margin based on future prediction. Using a current procedure-manual location determination unit, a control unit of a plant operation support-system server determines a current location in procedure-manual data DM, based on a condition of the plant acquired through sensors by a plant data acquisition unit. When there is a change in the current location, the control unit causes a current-situation management determination unit to assign currently-required resources according to the current position and causes a predictive management determination unit to predict presence/absence of resource deficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Shingo Kitamura, Kenta Fukami
  • Patent number: 10317870
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring manufacturing of a product. An assembly task network for assembly tasks for assembling is searched by a computer system. The assembly task network defines dependencies between the assembly tasks. A probability of a group of downstream delays as a function of a state of assembly of components for the product being manufactured is calculated using a state of the assembly tasks, enabling modifying incomplete assembly tasks for the product that reduce the group of downstream delays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gabriel August Burnett, Sean Francis Harrington, Shabnam Zangeneh-Khamooshi, Jonathan A. Fulton, Heather Noel Siflinger, Jack Zinn Byers, Bianca Lui-Sargent, Benjamin J. Brelje, Wallace C. O'Rear
  • Patent number: 10316501
    Abstract: The present invention recites a control method for a controller of a water faucet particularly for a battery operated water faucet. The method comprises the step to detect the change of back electromagnetic voltage in the driving circuit. The present invention also provides a control circuit of a controller for a water faucet particularly for a battery operated water faucet. The controller comprises a controller body having an electric solenoid formed therein, a sensor to emit and receive an Infrared signal so as to generate and transmit an operating signal, a microprocessor to receive and process the operating signal from the sensor, a driving circuit to control the switching ON-OFF of the solenoid, and a detecting means associated with a detecting circuit to detect the change of back electromagnetic voltage of the power applied to the solenoid so as to accurately control the water flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Su Huang
  • Patent number: 10310475
    Abstract: A system and method of operating an HVAC system, the HVAC system including a HVAC unit including a variable speed HVAC component in communication with a unit controller, an interface device in communication with the unit controller, and a single-speed system controller in communication with the interface device, the method including operating the interface device to receive a first conditioning signal from the system controller, operating the interface device to determine a temperature differential when the first conditioning signal is received, operating the interface device to transmit the temperature differential to the unit controller, operating the unit controller to transmit a speed signal based on the temperature differential, operating the interface device to receive a second conditioning signal, and operating the interface device to update the at least one set point estimate when second conditioning signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Nick Conklin
  • Patent number: 10310454
    Abstract: A sensor may bias a signal to have a characteristic. The characteristic of the signal may depend on a temperature of the sensor such that the characteristic of the signal is outside of a permitted range, associated with the characteristic, when the temperature of the sensor satisfies a temperature threshold. The temperature threshold may be associated with an operating temperature range of the sensor. The sensor may provide the signal having the characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Dirk Hammerschmidt
  • Patent number: 10310867
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an operating unit that receives an input in response to a user operation and that runs under a first operating system; and a main body that runs under a second operating system and operates in response to the input received by the operating unit. The main body includes a generation unit that generates a command to direct rendering of a screen corresponding to an application being executed, and a command transmission control unit that provides control to transmit the command to the operating unit. The operating unit includes a receiving unit that receives the command from the main body, a screen rendering unit that renders the screen in accordance with the command received by the receiving unit, a display unit that displays the screen rendered by the screen rendering unit, and a reboot unit that reboots the operating unit in asynchronization with the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Yoh Masuyama, Tadashi Nagata, Keisuke Iwasa
  • Patent number: 10303201
    Abstract: A digital filter with a pipeline structure includes processing structures timed by respective clock signals. Each processing structure in turn is formed by a number of processing modules for processing input samples. A phase generator aligns the processing modules with the input samples so that each input sample is processed by a respective one of the processing modules. An up-sampling buffer and a down-sampling buffer are used when the processing structures operate at different clock frequencies (thus implementing different clock domains) so as to convert signal samples between the clock domains for processing in the processing structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventor: Francesco Pirozzi
  • Patent number: 10303140
    Abstract: A method for operating an electrical energy storage system, wherein the electrical energy storage system has a plurality of components which fulfill the same purpose, and the method comprises: acquiring first feature data sets that identify the components in each case unambiguously in the energy storage system; comparing the acquired first feature data sets with second feature data sets stored in a first memory; in the case of a deviation between the first feature data sets and the second feature data sets that is established by the comparison, classifying the deviation; storing a value in a second memory depending on the classification of the deviation; and upon a predefined condition being fulfilled by the stored value, at least partly limiting a functionality of the electrical energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Sven Bergmann
  • Patent number: 10300570
    Abstract: Automated fixture layout is approached in two distinct stages. First, the spatial locations of clamping points on the work piece are determined to ensure immobility of the fixtured part under any infinitesimal perturbation. Second, spatial locations are matched against a user-specified library of reconfigurable clamps to synthesize a valid fixture layout or configuration that includes clamps that are accessible and collision free. The spatial locations matching during the second stage can be the same spatial locations chosen in the first stage to ensure immobility, or a different set of spatial locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventors: Saigopal Nelaturi, Arvind Rangarajan, Tolga Kurtoglu, Christian Fritz