Patents Examined by Dennis M. Butler
  • Patent number: 10712792
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a battery, a managed device, a host processing complex to instantiate a hosted processing environment, a wireless management module, and a management controller coupled to the wireless management module. The wireless management module includes a wireless transceiver. When the host processing complex is unpowered, the wireless management module receives power from the battery and receives configuration information for the managed device via the wireless transceiver. The management manages the managed device out of band from the hosted processing environment based upon the configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Sajjad Ahmed, Travis E. Taylor, III, Arulnambi Raju, Sudhir Shetty, Jeffrey M. Lairsey, David M. Warden, Pritesh F. Prabhu, Jinsaku Masuyama, John R. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10303151
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for automatically portioning workpieces, such as food products, by simulating portioning the workpieces in accordance with the one or more desired shapes of the final piece(s) as a directly controlled physical characteristic (parameter/specification) as well as one or more resulting indirectly controlled physical characteristics (parameters/specifications). The desired shape(s) of the final piece(s) are defined by a plurality of manipulatable reference coordinates. A workpiece is scanned to obtain scanning information, then portioning of the workpiece is simulated in accordance with the desired shape(s) of the final piece(s) defined by the directly controlled reference coordinates, thereby to determine the one or more indirectly controlled physical characteristics of the one or more final pieces to be portioned from the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: John Bean Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: George R. Blaine, David A. Below, Arthur W. Vogeley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10156876
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a processor. The processor is configured to acquire respective temperatures of a plurality of module devices. The processor is configured to increase a cooling level of a first cooling device when a temperature of a first module device of the plurality of module devices exceeds a first threshold value. The first cooling device cools the first module device. The processor is configured to expel, on basis of the respective temperatures, part of processing performed by the first module device to a second module device of the plurality of module devices. The second module device is of a same type as the first module device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Koki Kawamura, Koichi Hiramoto, Yosuke Kubo
  • Patent number: 10144530
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing aircraft parts includes creating corresponding 3D geometry models representing surface features and holes of the aircraft parts sized to nominal dimensions. The method includes sending the 3D geometry models to respective manufacturing facilities for each to generate a NC machining program directly from a 3D geometry model, with instructions for a single NC machining apparatus to machine an aircraft part, and including instructions to machine the surface features and/or holes to the modeled dimensions. And for each of the respective manufacturing facilities to machine the aircraft part utilizing the NC machining program. For this, the NC machining apparatus utilizes tool(s) set at substantially the modeled dimensions, instead of at a high or low side of related tolerance range(s) to allow for tight geometric dimensioning and tolerancing requirements. This method enables the full process capability of the CNC machines while utilizing inspection tolerances that are measurable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Donald L. Erion, David Ray Turner, Teresa M. Finchamp
  • Patent number: 10139882
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, a processor includes a power control unit, an interface to software during runtime that permits the software to set a plurality of power management constraint parameters for the power control unit during runtime of the processor without a reboot of the processor, and a storage element to store a respective lock bit for each of the plurality of power management constraint parameters to disable the interface from changing a respective constraint parameter when set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Ryan D. Wells, Sanjeev S. Jahagirdar, Inder M. Sodhi, Jeremy J. Shrall, Stephen H. Gunther, Daniel J. Ragland, Nicholas J. Adams
  • Patent number: 10135759
    Abstract: Management of context and power control information enables different power control schemes for point-to-point or point-to-multipoint based on proximity services or applications. Context information may be defined as situation data about a service or application that is used to help define a power control scheme to be implemented. Power control information may be defined as control or status data for power control, which can be used for reporting or controlling the transmitting power of a peer in a P2P network. Context and power control information may be managed across multiple layers such as the application layer, service layer, media access control layer, or physical layer. Context and power control information is updated and exchanged between or among peers for context-related power control in proximity services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Qing Li, Paul L. Russell, Jr., Chonggang Wang, Zongrui Ding, Hongkun Li
  • Patent number: 10126792
    Abstract: A power conversion system includes a maximum load current controller that is operable to limit a load current. For example, in a power conversion system operating in a discontinuous conduction mode (DCM), the maximum load current controller limits the load current by determining an idle period in an active cycle for power switches of the maximum load current controller. The maximum load current controller is optionally operable to approximate values for the time idle period that are substantially equal to theoretically calculated values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Francesco Silvio Santoro, Ralf Peter Brederlow, Neil Gibson, RĂ¼diger Kuhn
  • Patent number: 10108163
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a production management apparatus includes a flow obtaining module configured to obtain a plurality of processing flows to process a wafer from a flow storage module. The apparatus further includes a route creating module configured to select a plurality of steps from the plurality of processing flows, and configured to create a processing route to execute the plurality of steps selected from the plurality of processing flows. The apparatus further includes a flow creating module configured to select a plurality of steps from the processing route, and configured to create a new processing flow including the plurality of steps selected from the processing route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Kensuke Takahashi, Katsumi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10108241
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus comprising: a plurality of system agents, at least one system agent including one or more queues; and logic to monitor the one or more queues in at least one system agent and to cause the plurality of system agents to block traffic after satisfaction of a criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Phani Kumar Kandula, Tessil Thomas
  • Patent number: 10101788
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an integrated circuit includes multiple instances of a component (e.g. a processor) and a control circuit. The instances may be configured to operate in various modes. Some of the modes are incapable of presenting a worst-case load on the power supply. The control circuit may be configured to monitor the instances and detect the modes in which the instances are operating. Based on the monitoring, the control circuit may request to recover a portion of the voltage margin established for worst-case conditions in the instances. If the instances are to change modes, they may be configured to request mode change from the control circuit. If the mode change causes an increase in the current supply voltage magnitude (e.g. to restore some of the recovered voltage margin), the control circuit may cause the restore and permit it to complete prior to granting the mode change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Mylius, Conrad H. Ziesler, Daniel C. Murray, Jong-Suk Lee, Rohit Kumar
  • Patent number: 10101733
    Abstract: A method of dispatching wafer lots through a plurality of process chambers, wherein the process chambers are disposed in at least one machine. The method includes: receiving wafer lot information and process chamber data, wherein the wafer lot information identifies the wafer lots to be processed at the machine, and the process chamber data includes process information associated with the process chambers; determining a load factor of each process chamber based on the wafer lot information and process chamber data; receiving historical data of run lots previously processed through the process chambers, and determining a processing time of the wafer lots based on the historical data; generating a dispatching criteria for the wafer lots based on the load factors of the process chambers and the determined processing time of the wafer lots; and dispatching the wafer lots through the process chambers based on the dispatching criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Hong Li, Hao Zhang, Ke Xiao
  • Patent number: 10098022
    Abstract: An embodiment of a computer implemented method of manufacturing an object includes receiving instructions to manufacture an object by a three-dimensional (3D) printing operation, determining a manufacturing plan for performing the 3D printing operation, the manufacturing plan prescribing a plurality of operational stages to be performed cooperatively by a plurality of independently operable mobile machines, providing instructions to the plurality of mobile machines, each of the plurality of mobile machines configured to perform at least one of the plurality of operational stages, and manufacturing the object by the plurality of mobile machines according to the manufacturing plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Thomas D. Fitzsimmons, Tynan J. Garrett, Emily M. Metruck, Charles J. Stocker, IV
  • Patent number: 10088880
    Abstract: Data reliability and integrity may be compromised when memory resources used to store the data reach elevated temperatures. A sensor in the memory resource may monitor the temperature of the memory resource in real-time. A comparator in the memory resource may indicate a high temperature condition to a memory controller. The memory controller, in response to the high temperature condition, can restrict or halt data flow to the memory resource. When the real-time temperature of the memory resource falls below a defined threshold, the memory controller may resume data flow to the memory resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Sundaram, Muthukumar P. Swaminathan, Doyle Rivers
  • Patent number: 10073428
    Abstract: The present technology relates to systems and methods for control of home automation activity based on user preferences. More specifically, the present technology relates to using a home automation system to control home automation activity based on user preferences. Example embodiments include receiving an input from a user including a set of preferences, generating a user profile using the set of preferences, receiving data indicating that a mobile device has moved from a first location to a second location, transmitting the user profile to the mobile device for application to the home automation system, receiving data indicating that the mobile device has been at the second location for a period of time, comparing the period of time to a predetermined threshold period of time, and applying the home automation settings associated with the second location to the home automation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies International Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher William Bruhn, Frank Nafe
  • Patent number: 10067499
    Abstract: A system and method for additive manufacturing of otherwise thermosetting polymers, such as PAI, is disclosed. The system includes fast-curing hardware that facilitates curing each deposited layer before a successive layer is deposited. This reduces the time to provide a finished part from weeks to hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Arevo, Inc.
    Inventors: Hemant Bheda, Riley Reese
  • Patent number: 10054917
    Abstract: Disclosed are control apparatus and methods for direct control in automated drilling. The control apparatus can include a display, a control unit, and an input device for receiving a plurality of measurements comprising one or more of present depth, present bit position, inclination, azimuth, top drive position, magnetic toolface, gravity toolface, a target control parameter. The control apparatus is configured to generate a drill string position indicator relating to a present depth and a present bit position. The control unit is configured to generate a vertical bar graph inclination indicator and a horizontal bar graph display azimuth indicator. The control unit is configured to generate a top drive position index. The control unit is configured to generate a toolface rosebud and a control parameter display. The control unit is configured to iteratively update the display in substantially real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Penn, Michael Porche, Reza Banirazi-Motlagh
  • Patent number: 10048669
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing at least a first product and a second product with at least a first machine and a second machine at minimum cost in an environment in which a cost of energy used by the first machine and the second machine varies as a function of time may include generating multiple chromosomes, determining fitness scores of each of the chromosomes, randomly generating, with probabilities based on the fitness scores, new chromosomes, determining fitness scores of the new chromosomes, selecting one of the new chromosomes with an optimal fitness score, and manufacturing at least the first product and the second product with at least the first machine and the second machine according to a schedule based on the selected new chromosome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Wenjun Zhou, Wen-Syan Li
  • Patent number: 10037024
    Abstract: An automated method for discovering features in a repeatable process includes measuring raw time series data during the process using sensors. The time series data describes multiple parameters of the process. The method includes receiving, via a first controller, the time series data from the sensors, and stochastically generating candidate features from the raw time series data using a logic block or blocks of the first controller. The candidate features are predictive of a quality of a work piece manufactured via the repeatable process. The method also includes determining, via a genetic or evolutionary programming module, which generated candidate features are most predictive of the quality of the work piece, and executing a control action with respect to the repeatable process via a second controller using the most predictive candidate features. A system includes the controllers, the programming module, and the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Diana M Wegner, Jeffrey A. Abell, Michael A. Wincek
  • Patent number: 10031005
    Abstract: A mass flow control system can be self verified for its accuracy when controlling a flow to a process. The system comprises: a control valve for controlling the flow of fluid through the system as a function of a control signal; a controller for generating the control signal as a function of measured flow of fluid through the system and a targeted flow set point; a pressure sensor for measuring the controlling fluid pressure for use in measuring and verifying the flow rate; and a source of fluid for providing a known volume of fluid for use in verifying the system accuracy anytime between steps of the flow control process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Junhua Ding
  • Patent number: 10025296
    Abstract: A servo control apparatus according to the present invention includes a speed command generator; a torque command generator; a speed detector for detecting the speed of a servomotor; a speed control loop including the speed command generator, the torque command generator, and the speed detector; a sinusoidal sweep input unit for performing a sinusoidal sweep on the speed control loop; and a frequency characteristics calculator for estimating the gain and phase of speed control loop input and output signals from the output of the speed control loop when a sinusoidal disturbance is inputted thereto. The frequency characteristics calculator expresses the output of the speed control loop as the Fourier series having an arbitrary number of terms using a disturbance input frequency as a fundamental frequency, and calculates the amplitude and phase of a fundamental component of the Fourier series in order to calculate frequency characteristics on line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Kazunori Iijima