Patents Examined by Emilio J Saavedra
  • Patent number: 10895852
    Abstract: A machine learning includes a state observation unit that observes, as state variables representing a current state of an environment, PID control parameter data indicating the a parameter of the PID control during machining, machining condition data indicating a machining condition of the machining, and machining environment data relating to a machining environment of the machining, a determination data acquisition unit that acquires, as determination data, tool life determination data indicating an appropriateness determination result relating to depletion of the life of a tool during the machining, and cycle time determination data indicating an appropriateness determination result relating to the cycle time of the machining, and a learning unit that learns the machining condition and the machining environment of the machining, and the parameter of the PID control in association with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Kousuke Uno
  • Patent number: 10890891
    Abstract: A method for regulating a facility for processing a series of containers includes an operating phase during which a first machine for processing containers that is equipped with a number of first stations is driven in rotation, and a second machine for processing containers that is equipped with a number of second stations is driven in rotation. The facility has a transfer point from the first to the second processing machine. The operating phase includes a synchronized and paired operating step in which the synchronized rotation of the first and second machines is accompanied by a repetitive series of pairing partners at the transfer point, each pairing partner including a first station arriving at the transfer point coincidentally with a second station, enabling transfer of a container from the first station of the pairing partner to the second station of the pairing partner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventors: Franck Santais, Fabian Petit
  • Patent number: 10884387
    Abstract: A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable medium being operable to perform a thermal analysis of a data center and overlay the thermal analysis on a map of the data center to provide an overlaid thermal analysis. Additionally, the computer executable code is operable to dynamically control at least one partition in the data center based on the overlaid thermal analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. Dawson, Vincenzo V. Diluoffo, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Michael D. Kendzierski
  • Patent number: 10866006
    Abstract: Systems and methods for fan typing and anomaly detection may provide a pulse width modulation (PWM) control signal with a predetermined threshold duty cycle to a fan, receive a tachometer signal from the fan while the PWM control signal has the threshold duty cycle, and compare the frequency of the tachometer signal (expressed in revolutions per minute) to an expected tachometer frequency for fans of a first fan type with the PWM control signal having the threshold duty cycle, according to an RPM vs. PWM curve specified for fans of the first fan type. The systems and methods may determine, based on the comparison, that the fan is of the first fan type and provide an indication that the fan is of the first fan type to a fan controller. Deviations from expected tachometer responses may indicate an anomaly, such as an actual fan failure or a predicted fan failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Lambert, Sandor T. Farkas, Robert B. Curtis
  • Patent number: 10852791
    Abstract: Cooling of an electronic device is described herein. A sensor located at a first position determines a temperature at the first position. A processor identifies a fan speed of a fan positioned within the electronic device. The processor identifies a correlation between at least the determined temperature at the first position and the identified fan speed of the fan, and a temperature at a second position. The processor calculates an expected temperature at the second position using the identified correlation based on the determined temperature at the first position and the identified fan speed of the fan. The processor compares the calculated expected temperature at the second position to a predetermined temperature for the second position. The processor controls, based on the comparison, at least one component of the electronic device when the calculated expected temperature at the second position is greater than the predetermined temperature for the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Allen Nielsen, Chau Van Ho, Jason Marlan Pursel
  • Patent number: 10845073
    Abstract: A method (300) for temperature control in a radio receiver includes: receiving (301) a sequence of radio subframes, wherein each radio subframe (200) in the sequence of radio subframes comprises at least one control region (201) and at least one data region (202); monitoring (302) temperature information indicating a system temperature (T) of the radio receiver; and if the temperature information indicates that the system temperature (T) exceeds (303) a first threshold (T1), transition (304) to a second state (305) in which receiving the at least one data region is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sven Dortmund, Kenan Kocagoez, Jose A. Cesares Cano, Wolfgang Molzer, Matthias Obermeier
  • Patent number: 10838411
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of assembling parts chosen respectively from a plurality of first parts and a plurality of second parts. It comprises: for each first part and each second part of the plurality of first parts and the plurality of second parts the estimation of a defectiveness indicator for the assembly of the first part with the second part; for a batch of N assemblies is to be made, assignment (AFF) of N first parts from the plurality of first parts to N second parts from the plurality of second parts to form N pairs ({Ai, Bj}) of a first part and of a second part, said assignment being performed in such a way that said N pairs minimise a total defectiveness of the assembly. Application to the assembly of a blade and of a leading-edge reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Clémence Virginie Charlotte Bisot, Alice Mathilde Marboeuf, Benjamin Samson
  • Patent number: 10841539
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an apparatus and method for monitoring a zone, which is a contiguous or non-contiguous, two-dimensional (2D) area or three-dimensional (3D) volume. Among its several advantages, the apparatus includes a plurality of sensors that monitor portions of the zone and report intrusion status to a control unit that provides monitoring boundary information to each of the sensors based on user input and further “maps” or otherwise associates each sensor to control unit outputs in accordance with user-defined behaviors. Still further, as a meaningful aid for configuring monitoring boundaries used by the sensors for objection intrusion detection, in one or more embodiments of the apparatus and method, at least a subset of sensors use a common coordinate frame of reference, based on a common origin located within overlapping sensor fields of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: John Drinkard
  • Patent number: 10838474
    Abstract: An electric power supply system includes: a load; a first switch configured to connect a first electric power supply unit and the load to each other by a first route; a second switch configured to connect the first electric power supply unit and the load to each other by a second route; a third switch configured to connect a second electric power supply unit and the load to each other by a third route; a fourth switch configured to connect the second electric power supply unit and the load to each other by a fourth route; a first rectifying device provided in the second route and configured to carry out rectification from the first electric power supply unit toward the load; and a second rectifying device provided in the fourth route and configured to carry out rectification from the second electric power supply unit toward the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hisao Niwa
  • Patent number: 10830466
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and methods for measuring environmental parameters are disclosed. The apparatus, system and methods can be used for a variety of applications, including HVAC air balancing and building commissioning. The system includes a variety of wireless sensing modules and wearable modules for control. display, and storage. Parameters measured include air and water temperature, pressure. velocity, and flow. Also included are sensors for light intensity, CO concentrations, and CO2 concentrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Evergreen Telemetry LLC
    Inventor: Russell P. Secor
  • Patent number: 10816943
    Abstract: A user control interface (1), the interface comprising a host module (2) and a first user module (3), the first user module arranged to provide to the user at least one input and/or output functionality in relation to equipment external to the interface, the host module and the first user module are operatively detachably connectable, and the first user module arranged to allow a second user module (4) to be operatively connected thereto, the first module arranged to provide signal communication between the host module and the second user module, and the host module arranged to provide a connection for enabling communication externally of the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: IFPL Group Limited
    Inventor: Geoffrey Paul Underwood
  • Patent number: 10802472
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the technical field of electronic devices, and discloses a method and an apparatus for controlling motor vibration. The method includes: obtaining an input signal based on an expected motor vibration curve, inputting a digital signal sequence of the input signal to an equalizer, and obtaining an output signal after processing by the equalizer, and inputting the output signal to a motor to control vibration of the motor, where the equalizer is a digital filter constructed based on a damping factor ? and a resonance frequency ?n of the motor, and a preset system sampling frequency fs, a preset damping factor ?d, and a preset cut-off frequency ?d. The method and apparatus provided in embodiments of the present disclosure have an advantage that an actual vibration effect of the motor can be consistent with an expected motor vibration curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hanlin Deng, Liang Jiang, Zheng Xiang, Tao Li, Wensheng Xu
  • Patent number: 10802458
    Abstract: A program environment is configured to allow building an industrial control program by instantiating classes of device types corresponding to industrial control devices in which each device type includes a device profile defining parameter(s) for communicating with the type of device and instruction(s) for causing the type of device to take action(s) in the program. Accordingly, device-specific instructions can be injected into logic of the control program. Such device type classes can correspond to various types of devices, such as variable frequency drives, mass flow meters, HART devices, and the like. A user interface can connect to the program environment to allow such devices to be instantiated from the device type classes and/or displayed to a GUI a diagrammatical arrangement. As a result, the control program can be developed with increased speed and reduced complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott A. Pierce
  • Patent number: 10806057
    Abstract: Various examples of the present disclosure provide a multi-node fan control switch and systems and methods for controlling one or more cooling fans of a node using a fan control switch and a specific controller (e.g., BMC or a specific processor) of the node. The node also includes a watch dog circuit. The watch dog circuit can monitor health of the specific controller and, in response to determining that the specific controller has failed, enable the fan control switch to an external mode to allow a controller of a neighboring node in the rack system to control the one or more cooling fans of the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Shuen-Hung Wang, Ting-Chen Ko
  • Patent number: 10798852
    Abstract: An air flow control method and system for cooling a data center including a server room is disclosed. The method including receiving a first differential pressure value of an air pressure of a first chamber relative to the air pressure of the outside area; receiving a second differential pressure value of the air pressure of a second chamber relative to the air pressure of the outside area; generating a first control signal to adjust the speed of an inlet fan based on the first differential pressure value; generating a second control signal to adjust an outlet fan speed based on the second differential pressure value; transmitting the control signals to the respective inlet and outlet fans to adjust the first differential pressure value to a first target value, and adjust the second differential pressure value to a second target value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Mikhail Mikhailovich Deev, Aleksandr Alekseevich Konovalov, Petr Leonidovich Ronzhin
  • Patent number: 10794363
    Abstract: A system can include a data server that calculates a risk level of each of a plurality of wind turbines at a turbine site based at least in part on a base risk level and mortality data that characterizes a mortality of a volant animal caused by a given wind turbine of the plurality of wind turbines. The system can also include a turbine monitor server that stores the risk level of each wind turbine in a database and generates a graphical dashboard based on data in the database. The system can further include a turbine site control server that retrieves data from the database and sets cut-in speed of each of the plurality of wind turbines based on the data retrieved from the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: INVENTUS HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Amanda A. Beatrice, Julie Sangiovanni Rice, Daniel J. Shrader, Jr., Santosh Kanthety, Janine Bacquie, Christian Andrew Kiernan
  • Patent number: 10788805
    Abstract: A numerical controller that creates a tool path from a plurality of command points includes: a command point sequence acquisition unit that acquires an existing command point sequence; a command point creating unit that creates at least one additional command point, based on the existing command point sequence; and an interpolation processing unit that interpolates the existing command point sequence and the additional command point to create the tool path. The command point creating unit outputs, as the additional command point, an intersection point Q1 between an arc C1 passing through consecutive three command points, P0, P1 and P2, in the existing command point sequence and a perpendicular bisector of a line segment whose end points are P1 and P2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventors: Kouki Konishi, Hiroyuki Kawamura, Osamu Hanaoka
  • Patent number: 10790664
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a method of adding and shedding loads that are connected to a generator. The method includes determining whether a plurality of loads is being supplied with power by the generator and then determining the total load that the generator is supplying to the plurality of loads. The method further includes determining whether to change a number of the loads in the plurality of loads based on the amount of load L that is being supplied by the generator. The method further includes determining an amount of time T in which to change the number of loads in the plurality of loads based on the amount of load that is being supplied by the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Isaac S. Frampton, Kenneth R. Bornemann, Harrison C. Chiu
  • Patent number: 10772268
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for optimizing and adjusting water usage are described. An example method may include receiving water usage data and determining a peaking factor for water usage. The peaking factor may be associated with water usage at a flow controller. A flow controller can control various types of water outlets, such as a water sprinkler for a residential home. The flow controller may be positioned along a main water supply to a property or home. The method may also include determining that the peaking factor passes a threshold water usage for the flow controller and adjusting a watering schedule of the flow controller based partly on the determination that the peaking factor passed the threshold water usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: RACHIO, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Klein, Richard Clayton Kraus, Franz David Garsombke
  • Patent number: 10767427
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling a managed pressure drilling system. The method comprises providing a fast system interpretation model for the operation of the managed pressure drilling system, obtaining real-time measurements from one or more sensors regarding the operation of the managed pressure drilling system, using the measurements to calibrate the fast system interpretation model for the managed pressure drilling system in real-time and using a predictive controller to run the calibrated fast system interpretation model to a time horizon in the future.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashley Bernard Johnson, Maurice Ringer, Devi Putra, Michalis Frangos, Jakub Jerabek, Kjetil Havre, Walter David Aldred