Patents Examined by Chun Cao
  • Patent number: 11073892
    Abstract: An apparatus to switch a central processing unit between operational modes includes, in one embodiment, a central processing unit (“CPU”) having at least a first operation mode and a second operation mode, where the second operation mode is a higher performance operation mode than the first operation mode. The apparatus also includes a switching unit that switches a state of the CPU to the second operation mode in response to starting one of an operating system or an application program based on a user operation in a state in which the first operation mode is set, and switches the state of the CPU to the first operation mode in response to a determination that a condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kosugi, Takuroh Kamimura
  • Patent number: 11071265
    Abstract: An irrigation system for providing irrigation to a crop comprising a plurality of mobile support towers, a conduit, a plurality of drive motors, a plurality of sensors, and a control system. The conduit carries fluid and is supported by the mobile support towers. The conduit includes a valve which can be opened to allow fluid flow through the conduit and closed to prevent fluid flow through the conduit. The drive motors propel the mobile support towers. The sensors generate data regarding the amount of fluid used to irrigate the crop. The control system controls the operation of the valve and the drive motors and is configured to calculate a price of forecasted yield loss, calculate a cost of irrigation, and terminate irrigation if the cost of irrigation is greater than the price of the forecasted yield loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Lindsay Corporation
    Inventors: Kurtis Arlan Charling, Sam Haidar, Brian James Magnusson
  • Patent number: 11070165
    Abstract: The invention relates to an autonomous and movable device (1) for generating, storing and distributing electrical power, comprising means (2) for generating electrical power, namely photovoltaic panels (20), resting on at least one supporting element (3), namely a standardized shipping container (3 qql, 32). The latter encloses internal means (6) for storing the electrical power generated by said generating means (2), said supporting element (3) also enclosing means for converting signals generated by the generating means (2) into signals suitable for supplying power to the storing means, and at least one electrical connector (8) for connecting external power-storing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SOLARPLEXUS
    Inventors: Alain Orriols, Nicolas Namy
  • Patent number: 11065938
    Abstract: The present invention provides a control device capable of controlling a cooling device in response to temperature changes due to external factors. The present invention is a control device for controlling a cooling device for cooling an object to be cooled, said control device being characterized by comprising: a temperature change prediction information acquisition unit for acquiring temperature change prediction information, which is information concerning temperature changes of the object to be cooled; a temperature change prediction unit for predicting the temperature changes of the object to be cooled on the basis of the temperature change prediction information acquired by the temperature change prediction information acquisition unit; and a control unit for controlling the cooling device for cooling the object to be cooled, such control carried out on the basis of the prediction results according to the temperature change prediction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Noriaki Kimura, Atsushi Ichige
  • Patent number: 11061463
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods provide an interface between a plurality of hardware resources of a node and a power manager. The interface is configured to define one or more resource groups to expose to the power manager for power measurement and control, assign the plurality of hardware resources to the one or more resource groups, and provide a power allowance to each resource group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Federico Ardanaz, Jonathan M. Eastep, Richard J. Greco, Ramkumar Nagappan, Alan B. Kyker
  • Patent number: 11060750
    Abstract: An equipment management system includes an equipment apparatus installed in a construction and configured to operate in accordance with details of manipulation, an equipment manipulation terminal including an equipment communication unit and configured to manipulate the equipment apparatus, and an external manipulation terminal including an external communication unit configured to communicate with the equipment manipulation terminal. The external manipulation terminal is configured to manipulate the equipment apparatus indirectly. When the equipment apparatus is manipulated by the external manipulation terminal, the external manipulation terminal transmits details of manipulation to the equipment manipulation terminal, and the equipment manipulation terminal manipulates the equipment apparatus in accordance with the details of manipulation received from the external manipulation terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru Kanamaru
  • Patent number: 11051913
    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: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: uLab Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Huafeng Wen
  • Patent number: 11050262
    Abstract: The present invention relates to PMU-based control systems for dampening inter-area oscillations in large-scale interconnected power systems or grids to protect against a catastrophic blackout. The control systems receive phasor measurements from two or more locations on an AC transmission line and generates a power control command to a power resource on the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC, Montana Technological University
    Inventors: David A. Schoenwald, Raymond H. Byrne, Ryan Thomas Elliott, Jason C. Neely, Brian Joseph Pierre, Felipe Wilches-Bernal, Daniel J. Trudnowski
  • Patent number: 11048239
    Abstract: A control parameter optimizing system and an operation optimizing apparatus equipped therewith are provided, the system being applicable to an existing plant without modifying the control panel or equipment of the plant, the system further being capable of optimizing the operation control of the plant in accordance with diverse operational requirements. The system includes an objective function setting section, a plant model, and a control parameter optimizing section. The control parameter optimizing section includes an optimization control parameter selecting section and an optimization control parameter adjusting section. The optimization control parameter selecting section selects as an optimization control parameter the control parameter for optimizing an objective function based on control logic information extracted from a power plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Power, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yoshida, Takuya Yoshida, Takaaki Sekiai, Yuya Tokuda, Kazunori Yamanaka, Atsushi Yamashita, Norihiro Iyanaga
  • Patent number: 11048323
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of processor cores, a cache memory that includes a plurality of banks, and a power management circuit. The power management circuit is configured to maintain a power credit approach for the apparatus that includes tracking a total number of currently available power credits, and to store a plurality of threshold values. Each threshold value is associated with one or more of a plurality of throttling actions. In response to the total number of currently available power credits reaching a particular threshold value of the plurality of threshold values, the power management circuit performs the one or more throttling actions associated with the particular threshold value. The plurality of throttling actions includes selectively throttling one or more of the plurality of processor cores, and selectively throttling one or more of the plurality of banks in the cache memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ching Elizabeth Ho, Hao Chen, Nitin Bhargava, Syed F. Ali
  • Patent number: 11036199
    Abstract: A control device includes feature amount generating means for generating a feature amount suitable for detecting an anomaly that occurs in a control target from data that relates to the control target, machine learning means for carrying out machine learning using the feature amount generated by the feature amount generating means, anomaly detecting means for detecting the anomaly, based on the feature amount generated by the feature amount generating means and an anomaly detection parameter determined based on a learning result of the machine learning and used in detection of the anomaly that occurs in the control target, instructing means for instructing the anomaly detecting means to perform detection of the anomaly, and data compressing means for data-compressing the feature amount generated by the feature amount generating means, and providing the data-compressed feature amount to the machine learning means and the anomaly detecting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsuke Kawanoue, Yoshihide Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 11039556
    Abstract: Approaches presented herein enable cooling a data center with a cooling system having a relatively high coolant temperature. This cooling system is controlled by a building management system and includes piping through which coolant flows, an air cooling unit in thermal contact with the coolant, and a chiller to cool the coolant to a temperature between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius as instructed by the building management system. The building management system uses a chiller controller to vary the chilling of coolant within a range of 18-22 degrees Celsius, thereby controlling the air temperature within the data center to within a required temperature range. Because the building management system maintains the coolant temperature to 18-22 degrees Celsius, the cooling system can be simplified by excluding typical cooling system components such as variable flow control valves and their controllers. This simplification decreases the need for maintenance and reduces operating cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wally Karrat, Lin Heng Lee, Daniel Pare
  • Patent number: 11029054
    Abstract: An equipment management system includes an equipment apparatus installed in a construction and configured to operate in accordance with details of manipulation, an equipment manipulation terminal including an equipment communication unit and configured to manipulate the equipment apparatus, and an external manipulation terminal including an external communication unit configured to communicate with the equipment manipulation terminal. The external manipulation terminal is configured to manipulate the equipment apparatus indirectly. When the equipment apparatus is manipulated by the external manipulation terminal, the external manipulation terminal transmits details of manipulation to the equipment manipulation terminal, and the equipment manipulation terminal manipulates the equipment apparatus in accordance with the details of manipulation received from the external manipulation terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru Kanamaru
  • Patent number: 11029746
    Abstract: Techniques for managing power usage in a memory subsystem are described. An operation type of each of a plurality of operations queued against one or more of a plurality of memory components is obtained. It is determined that at least two of the plurality of operations can be performed in parallel and that a first configuration of the plurality of memory components does not allow the at least two operations to be performed in parallel, the first configuration including a first set of power management cohorts. An interconnection of the plurality of memory components is reconfigured to change from the first configuration to a second configuration of the of the plurality of memory components, the second configuration including a second set of power management cohorts that allow the at least two operations to be performed in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Cariello, Jonathan S. Parry
  • Patent number: 11029978
    Abstract: An industrial controller for automatically creating user interfaces, is configured to collect information generated when an industrial system submodule is operating, extract operation parameters of interest from the information generated when the industrial system submodule is operating, and create a user interface to reproduce the operation parameters of interest according to the extracted operation parameters of interest. The industrial controller can also re-create a user interface according to a parameter update input or a custom configuration input of a user. The industrial controller can automatically create a user interface without the need to manually parse the parameters, thereby realizing flexible interface settings. A user interface can be created in a web-based mode so that user access is not limited by locations and is flexible and convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Yang Li, Shun Jie Fan, Ming Jie, Qi Sun
  • Patent number: 11027719
    Abstract: A method and system for distributed power generation is provided. The method includes determining an operational cycle for the system; determining an average energy requirement of the system based on the operational cycle; configuring a plurality of energy sources each corresponding to the load device to produce a peak efficiency corresponding to the average energy requirement of the system; and coupling the energy source to provide energy to the load device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christian Xavier Stevenson, Brandon Wayne Miller, Christopher James Kroger, Patrick Michael Marrinan
  • Patent number: 11016454
    Abstract: An energy control method and an energy control apparatus for a power consumption system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES, INC. OF ZHUHAI
    Inventors: Wu Wen, Peng Ren, Zhigang Zhao
  • Patent number: 11016455
    Abstract: Disclosed is an integrated energy system operational optimization method considering thermal inertia of district heating networks and buildings, comprising the following steps. Step 10: respectively establish a district heating network model considering transmission delay and heat loss and a building model considering thermal storage capacity. Step 20: establish an integrated energy system optimization model consisting of a combined cooling, heat and power system model, the district heating network model and the building model. Step 30: solve the integrated energy system optimization model to obtain an optimal scheduling plan, control outputs of a gas turbine and a gas boiler per hour according to the optimal scheduling plan, and purchase electricity from a power grid and a wind power. According to the method, both the district heating network and buildings are included in a scheduling scope, so that the load adjustment with multiple degrees of freedom can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Southeast University
    Inventors: Wei Gu, Shuai Lu, Guannan Lou, Jun Wang, Suyang Zhou
  • Patent number: 11009855
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a metal card which is capable of allowing metal card antennas to have no interference with a metal sheet by including a processed plastic layer formed on the metal sheet, and an insulating sheet. The metal card is capable of improving sensitivity of antenna coil, thereby solving an existing problem of the difficulties in performing RF communication because of material characteristics of a metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: KONA I CO., LTD., KONA M CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki sung Nam, Han seon Kim, Suk Ku Lee
  • Patent number: 11003152
    Abstract: An electronic building automation system, comprising: (I) one or more electronic building automation devices, comprising a processor circuit configured to monitor the building automation device, determine a need for servicing of the building automation device, and (II) a servicing device for locating a building automation device in need of servicing, wherein one of a building automation device and the servicing device comprises: a servicing beacon, the servicing beacon is arranged to transmit a localizing beacon signal, and wherein the other of the building automation device and the servicing device comprises: a beacon receiver arranged to receive a localizing beacon signal transmitted from a servicing beacon, the building automation device and servicing device being arranged for the building automation device to be locatable when in need of servicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Wendt, Peter Deixler, Harald Josef Günther Radermacher