Patents Examined by Chun Cao
  • Patent number: 11565462
    Abstract: A method for marking a printed object is disclosed. For example, the method includes printing a three-dimensional (3D) object via a fused filament fabrication (FFF) printer, receiving a desired color marking to be marked on a surface of the 3D object, and controlling a point energy source to emit energy on a thermal treatment layer of the 3D object in accordance with the desired color marking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Edward G. Zwartz
  • Patent number: 11567481
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems for making or repairing a specified part. For example, there is provided a method for creating a manufacturing process to make or repair the specified part. The method includes receiving data from a plurality of sources, the data including as-designed, as-manufactured, as-simulated, as-operated, as-inspected, and as-tested data relative to one or more parts similar to the specified part. The method includes updating, in real time, a surrogate model corresponding with a physics-based model of the specified part, wherein the surrogate model forms a digital twin of the specified part. The method includes generating a multi-variant distribution including component performance and manufacturing variance, the manufacturing variance being associated with at least one of an additive manufacturing process step and a reductive manufacturing process step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Stephen Jonathan Davis, Jonathan Mark Dunsdon
  • Patent number: 11562048
    Abstract: A machine learning apparatus for learning a correction parameter used in correction of a command value that controls a motor in a motor drive system including a plurality of kinds of correction functions includes: a state observation unit that observes, as a state variable, each of a feature calculated on the basis of drive data and the kind of any of the correction functions of the motor drive system and the correction parameter; and a learning unit that learns the correction parameter for each of the correction functions according to a training data set created on the basis of the state variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya Fujita, Toshiaki Kimata, Tatsuya Ito, Yukihiro Iuchi, Goh Sato
  • Patent number: 11561913
    Abstract: Control circuitry controls the operations of a central processing unit, CPU, which is associated with a nominal clock frequency. The CPU is further coupled to an I/O range and configured to deliver input to an application. The control circuitry controls the CPU to poll the I/O range for input to the application. The control circuitry also monitors whether or not each poll results in input to the application and adjusts a clock frequency at which the CPU operates to a clock frequency lower than the nominal clock frequency if a pre-defined number of polls resulting in no input is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Nasdaq Technology AB
    Inventor: Hakan Winbom
  • Patent number: 11550375
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a storage system and an operating method thereof. According to the embodiments of the present disclosure, the storage system may include N (N is a natural number) temperature sensors and M (M is a natural number of 2 or more) modules, and may determine a thermal throttling level for each of the M modules based on N temperature information pieces collected from the N temperature sensors and N weights corresponding to the N temperature sensors, wherein the N weights are different for each of the M modules, and the storage system may perform the thermal throttling for the M modules based on the thermal throttling levels for the M modules respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Joon Joo, Ku Ik Kwon, Kyeong Seok Kim, Byong Woo Ryu
  • Patent number: 11550351
    Abstract: A demand response system includes a mobile application of a mobile device that is configured to initiate altering an operating condition of a network device disposed at a site using location based services. A demand response application interface module is configured to enable access between a utility company and the network device to communicate energy management information therebetween. The network device is configured to be remotely altered by each of the demand response application interface module and the mobile application separately based on the location based services and the energy management information. A method of managing a demand response system includes detecting a user being disposed away from a site, detecting energy management information from a utility company associated with the site, and initiating a reduction in energy use at the site in response to the relative location of the user and the energy management information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Imes, James Hollister
  • Patent number: 11531325
    Abstract: A nodal communication network of a process control or factory automation system includes nodes that are highly versatile (HV) field devices storing respective tag identifications. A DHCP server assigns respective endpoint identifications to nodes that connect to the network. A network node manager manages a mapping database that stores associations of tag identifications of network nodes with the assigned endpoint identifications, and a state database that stores updated states of the network nodes. A DNS server responds, in conjunction with the network node manager, to requests for endpoint identifications to allow nodes to be discovered within the network. An HV device node is a data source that establishes and maintains (sometimes simultaneously) respective communication sessions over the network with one or more other nodes that are consumers of the data generated by the HV devices, and data delivered via the communication sessions may be used to control an industrial process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Gary K. Law, Eric D. Rotvold, Neil J. Peterson
  • Patent number: 11526143
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes initiating a protection mode at a network device having a protective cover installed to filter airflow entering a network device, reducing one or more of a fan speed, processing functions, or power at the network device, exiting the protection mode upon removal of the protective cover from the network device, and increasing one or more of the fan speed, the processing functions, or the power to resume normal operation at the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Richard Goergen, J. Scott Scheeler, Kameron Rose Hurst, Robert Gregory Twiss
  • Patent number: 11526203
    Abstract: A method for switching a power mode of a computer device is adapted to a computer accessory. The method comprises setting a power management mode of the computer device to be awakened when connected to the external power; connecting the computer accessory to a host connector of the computer device to establish a power connection and a communication connection through a host signal pin set of the host connector; through the power connection and the communication connection, detecting and determining the power mode of the computer device; and executing one of following steps upon receiving the switch signal: when the power mode is the normal operation state, transmitting a communication signal; when the power mode is the Suspend-To-RAM state, transmitting a wake up signal; and when the power mode is the Suspend-To-Disk state or the shutdown state, temporarily cutting off the external power and then restoring the external power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: LUXSHARE-ICT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sean P. O'Neal, Erh-Tai Tsai, Quan-Fei Ning, Chih-Hsiung Chang, Ya-Ling Huang
  • Patent number: 11520390
    Abstract: An example of a computer-readable medium storing machine-readable instructions. The instructions may cause the processor to receive thermal data for a device and apply anomaly models to the thermal data to produce grades. Grades for a device may be combined into a system thermal grade and corrective actions identified to improve the system thermal grade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Augusto Queiroz de Macedo, Giovani Cavalcante Barbosa, Italo Renan De Macedo Lins, Rafael Oliveira Santos, Tatiana Saturno da Silva, Eanes Torres Pereira
  • Patent number: 11520308
    Abstract: An improved method for configuring progressive ophthalmic lenses is disclosed. The method includes computing an improved merit function that modulates reduction of peripheral values of the mean sphere according to the prescription sphere. According to the method the amount of reduction of mean sphere of the lens peripheral regions is dependent on the prescription resulting from a modified merit function. As such, the reduction of peripheral mean sphere varies based on the prescription. According to the modified merit function and resulting improved merit function, the greater the hyperopia and/or presbyopia defined in a prescription, the smaller the reduction of the peripheral value of mean sphere. Accordingly, when the peripheral mean sphere reduction is relaxed, a near region is made wider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Indizen Optical Technologies of America, LLC
    Inventors: José Alonso, Eva Chamorro, Eduardo Pascual, José Miguel Cleva
  • Patent number: 11517984
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an additive manufacturing method that includes monitoring a temperature of a portion of a build plane during an additive manufacturing operation using a temperature sensor as a heat source passes through the portion of the build plane; detecting a peak temperature associated with one or more passes of the heat source through the portion of the build plane; determining a threshold temperature by reducing the peak temperature by a predetermined amount; identifying a time interval during which the monitored temperature exceeds the threshold temperature; identifying, using the time interval, a change in manufacturing conditions likely to result in a manufacturing defect; and changing a process parameter of the heat source in response to the change in manufacturing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: SIGMA LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Lars Jacquemetton, Vivek R. Dave, Mark J. Cola, Glenn Wikle, R. Bruce Madigan
  • Patent number: 11513584
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for saving power in a Universal Serial Bus (USB) repeater/re-timer between a USB host and a peripheral device by intercepting packets received from the host to predict the direction of data traffic to selectively turn off/on circuitry of a peripheral port used to receive packets from the peripheral device. If a host port determines that the host is sending a start-of-frame (SOF) packet, the direction of data flow is from the host to the peripheral device, and the repeater may turn off the peripheral port such as squelch circuitry. If the host port determines that the host is sending a non-SOF packet, such as an address token that precedes a host-to-peripheral-device data transfer or a peripheral-device-to-host data transfer, the direction of data flow is anticipated to be from the peripheral device to the host, and the repeater may re-enable the deactivated circuitry of the peripheral port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Pradeep Kumar Bajpai, Godwin Gerald Arulappan, Anup Nayak
  • Patent number: 11493899
    Abstract: A method for measuring a workpiece by a measurement device includes capturing an identification feature of a workpiece by a capture device, determining an item of identity information relating to the workpiece, comparing the identity information with identity information relating to a plurality of workpieces from a database which stores the identity information relating to the plurality of workpieces, identifying the workpiece in the database, and/or characterizing the workpiece from the comparison with the database, determining a measurement sequence stored in the database for the identified workpiece, or suggesting features or steps of a measurement sequence for the identified workpiece, and measuring the workpiece in accordance with the measurement sequence in the measurement device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Riek, Thomas Mueller
  • Patent number: 11487337
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus, comprising: a memory configured to store program code; and electric circuitry including a processor, the processor being configured to read and operate according to the program code, the electronic circuitry configured to: set a plurality of candidate values of a parameter tunable in a computer system; trial each of the plurality of set candidate values of the parameter to the computer system for a predetermined period of time or a predetermined number of times and to calculate a reward in the computer system; select, when a trial satisfies a predetermined termination criterion, a candidate value of the parameter for which the maximum reward is calculated among the candidate values of the parameter and apply the selected candidate value of the parameter to the computer system; and re-set candidate values of the parameter based on the selected candidate value of the parameter to repeat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Rakuten Croun Inc.
    Inventor: Kyosuke Tomoda
  • Patent number: 11481018
    Abstract: In one example, an electronic device may include a power source to supply power to a peripheral device, a sensor circuit to monitor a power consumption of the peripheral device, and a controller coupled to the sensor circuit to detect that the power consumption of the peripheral device is greater than a threshold and generate a popup message on a user interface of the electronic device based on the detection. The popup message may include an option. Further, the controller may direct the power source to continue to provide the power to the peripheral device in response to a determination that the option is selected prior to an expiration of a timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Te-Yueh Lin, Hao-Cheng Chuang, Chien Chung Chien
  • Patent number: 11474507
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, and other techniques for a dynamic fabrication system. In some implementations, a computing system obtains a digital model of a physical structure. A fabrication plan for the physical structure is generated. The fabrication plan is provided to a fabrication system to execute the automated fabrication procedure according to the fabrication plan. A set of operations are performed for each of at least a subset of tasks from a set of tasks executed by the fabrication system during an automated fabrication procedure to identify an adjusted fabrication plan. The fabrication system is directed to continue execution of the automated fabrication procedure according to the adjusted fabrication plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Intrinsic Innovation LLC
    Inventor: Ytai Ben-Tsvi
  • Patent number: 11474588
    Abstract: In accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a method of controlling power efficiency of a processor based on polling I/O. The method comprises checking at every predetermined time period whether a polling count is generated by a polling I/O operation for checking for a completion in response to an I/O request in storage; when it is checked that no polling count is generated, resetting a maximum frequency of the processor to have a default value; and converting a current operation frequency of the processor based on the polling count and an I/O sensitivity of the processor, when it is checked that the polling count is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Young Ik Eom, Yong Ju Song, Sungwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11467635
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to storage processor and storage system. A storage processor comprises a housing provided with a cover and a main power supply input, which, for example, connects an external power source to supply power to the storage processor. A battery is disposed within the housing and configured to continue supplying power to the storage processor in response to the main power supply input being cut off. A protection device is disposed within the housing and configured to disable the battery to supply power to the storage processor in response to determining that the cover is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Jesse Cheng, Adam Yu, Ricky Liu
  • Patent number: 11470746
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a computing device, the information handling system includes a computing component of the computing device that is housed in a chassis; and a heating component that increases a temperature of a portion of an airflow when the heating component is in an active state, the portion of the airflow thermally manages the computing component by reducing a temperature of the computing component. The airflow is received by the chassis via an air receiving exchange, and exhausted by the chassis via an air expelling exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Steven Embleton, Jon Taylor Fitch, Sandor T. Farkas, Joseph Danny King