Patents Examined by Emilio J Saavedra
  • Patent number: 11829114
    Abstract: Systems and methods of a Hierarchical Smart Asset Control Application development and Integrated Smart Asset Control System optimization are disclosed. In various embodiments, the system may develop a Hierarchical Asset Control Application and corresponding control hardware requirements. This can be used to create an Integrated Smart Asset Control System in order execute various processes for a set of equipment elements. The smart assets associated with the system may utilize intelligent agents to balance operational constraints and operational objects in order to determine real-time optimized operational parameters for a process and implement the appropriate controls to facilitate achieving the improved operational objectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventors: Peter G Martin, Donald C Clark, Richard L Linscott
  • Patent number: 11817710
    Abstract: A control apparatus that controls charge and discharge of a plurality of storage battery apparatuses belonging to different consumer's facilities includes at least one processor. The at least one processor is configured to execute: a reception process of receiving a request of charge or discharge to a target storage battery apparatus included in the plurality of storage battery apparatuses, and an allocation process of allocating, to the storage battery apparatus other than the target storage battery apparatus out of the plurality of storage battery apparatuses, at least a part of a request charge and discharge amount that is a charge amount or discharge amount corresponding to the request received by the reception process, so as to suppress deterioration of the target storage battery apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Kitaji
  • Patent number: 11812593
    Abstract: A method for heat dissipation control of a charging base is applied to a terminal device, and includes: receiving a trigger message configured to represent a wireless communication connection between the terminal device and the charging base; displaying an interaction interface for heat dissipation control according to the trigger message; and sending a control instruction corresponding to the selection information to the charging base based on selection information generated in response to acting on the interaction interface for heat dissipation control. An apparatus for heat dissipation control of a charging base, a terminal device and a charging base for charging the terminal device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventor: Jiangang Bi
  • Patent number: 11802632
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling a fluid valve are described that avoid the effects of hysteresis. In hysteresis, the power signals associated with a valve position are different on the upstroke and downstroke. As a result, predicting the valve position can be difficult if you only know the current power signal. Instead of using upstrokes and downstrokes, a valve can momentarily be set to zero power, or a rest position when receiving a new command signal. This way the command signal is applied from a zero power or rest position, making the valve position more predictable and accurate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Angell, Keith D. Weaver, Richard G. Otten
  • Patent number: 11765870
    Abstract: A software-defined infrastructure can identify and remediate an airflow deficiency scenario on a rack device. A rack device manager can be configured to discover rack devices and create a representation of their physical locations. The rack device manager can also be configured to periodically retrieve airflow metrics of the rack devices to calculate an estimated airflow for each rack device. The rack device manager can use the estimated airflows and the airflow metrics to generate a rack device classifier for each rack device. Using these rack device classifiers, the rack device manager can detect when rack devices are experiencing airflow deficiencies and attempt to automatically remediate such deficiencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Harshendra Shetty, Shivendra Katiyar, Sandeep Venkatesh Pai, Nikhil S
  • Patent number: 11762353
    Abstract: A building management system includes an entity database, a software defined gateway, and an entity service. The entity database stores a plurality of interconnected smart entities including object entities representing a plurality of physical devices, people, or spaces and data entities representing data associated with the plurality of physical devices, people, or spaces. The smart entities are interconnected by relational objects indicating relationships between the object entities and the data entities. The software defined gateway is configured to receive information technology (IT) data and operational technology (OT) data from a plurality of different data sources. The entity service is configured to create a new smart entity in the entity database or update an existing smart entity in the entity database using the IT data and the OT data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventors: Youngchoon Park, Sudhi R. Sinha, Vaidhyanathan Venkiteswaran, Vijaya S. Chennupati, Erik S. Paulson
  • Patent number: 11762438
    Abstract: A method is provided for dynamically controlling fan speed of a computing system during boot and reboot. The method may include receiving an ambient temperature from a sensor by a controller. The method may also include controlling speed for one or more fans dynamically based upon the ambient temperature using a dynamic algorithm during boot and reboot of the computing system. The dynamic algorithm may include a function for the fan speed of the one or more fans based upon the ambient temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: ZT GROUP INT'L, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Adams, Sruti Chigullapalli, Son Lam
  • Patent number: 11762355
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a switch circuit and a control method thereof, a smart switch and a control system. The switch circuit includes a wireless communication module, a switch module coupled to a load, a switch-on power obtaining circuit, an energy storage circuit coupled with the wireless communication module and a switch-off power obtaining circuit. The load is coupled with a neutral wire. The switch-on power obtaining circuit is configured to output a first current to the energy storage circuit in response to the switch module being switched on. The switch-off power obtaining circuit is configured to output a second current to the energy storage circuit via the second power supply terminal in response to the switch module being switched off. The second current is less than the first current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventor: He Zhang
  • Patent number: 11755049
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system and computer program is provided for controlling an electric power system, including implementation of a voltage control and conservation (VCC) system used to optimally control the independent voltage and capacitor banks using a linear optimization methodology to minimize the losses in the EEDCS and the EUS. An energy validation process system (EVP) is provided which is used to document the savings of the VCC and an EPP is used to optimize improvements to the EEDCS for continuously improving the energy losses in the EEDS. The EVP system measures the improvement in the EEDS a result of operating the VCC system in the “ON” state determining the level of energy conservation achieved by the VCC system. In addition the VCC system monitors pattern recognition events and compares them to the report-by-exception data to detect HVL events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Dominion Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Tyler, Phillip W. Powell
  • Patent number: 11755689
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to manage process excursions. An example apparatus includes a digital twin comparer to determine when a product fails to satisfy a tolerance metric of a digital twin, and a fingerprint manager to generate a fingerprint corresponding to a sensor pattern. The example apparatus also includes a node interfacer to determine a number of workstations of a process control system that exhibit the fingerprint, and an excursion statistics calculator to invoke a corrective action for respective ones of the number of workstations, the corrective action based on a threshold count of the number of workstations that exhibit the fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Brian McCarson, Keith Ellis, Michael McGrath, Niall Cahill, Lisa Sherin, Daire Healy
  • Patent number: 11747779
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus including at least one interface; and at least one processor configured to: register a first user account with a first server configured to provide a first service, through the at least one interface, identify a second server corresponding to an external apparatus connectable through the at least one interface, wherein the second server is configured to provide a second service different from the first service, register the first user account with the second server through the at least one interface to link the first user account to a second user account corresponding to the second service, and perform a linkage service operation based on the first service and the second service, using the first user account and the second user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventors: Seungil Yoon, Minsup Kim
  • Patent number: 11733666
    Abstract: A second action is identified by the edged device. The second action is associated with a second networked device of the plurality of networked devices in the environment. The second networked device is unrelated to the first networked device. A relationship is detected between the first networked device and the second networked device by the edge device. A network device bubble is generated by the edge device. The network device bubble is based on the relationship that is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shikhar Kwatra, Adam Lee Griffin, Liam S. Harpur, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11712839
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus for the inspection of cured layers of an object during the fabrication of the object using a 3D printing system. A just-printed layer may be inspected by pressing the layer against a pressure-sensitive surface in order to collect information about the layer. For example, a tank may contain a photo-curing liquid polymer, and at its bottom are pressure sensitive elements (e.g., in a backing member or mask). An extraction plate to which the object is affixed may be adjusted so as to position a surface of the object adjacent to the pressure sensitive elements, which report a pressure distribution (e.g., by virtue of a force exerted by a localized region of the object on a localized region of the pressure sensitive elements).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: NEXA3D Inc.
    Inventor: Izhar Medalsy
  • Patent number: 11710968
    Abstract: A smart energy storage system is described. The system includes a smart energy storage unit coupled to a selected circuit of a local electric grid, and configured for being charged so as to withdraw and store energy from the local electric grid, and discharged for supplying energy to the local electric grid. The smart energy storage unit includes an energy storage cell configured for being charged so as to withdraw and store energy from the local electric grid, and discharged for supplying energy to the local grid, and a storage cell management unit for controlling the energy storage cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Orison, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Douglass Clifton
  • Patent number: 11703821
    Abstract: A system for controlling automation includes a machine which collects data generated by performance of an operation by the machine. A user device displays a machine control interface (MCI) corresponding to the machine. The MCI displays the collected data to a touch interface of the user device, and defines at least one touch activated user interface element (UIE) for manipulating the data. The user device can be enabled as an automation human machine interface (HMI) device for controlling an operation performed by the machine, such that a touch action applied to a UIE of the MCI controls the operation. A prerequisite condition to enabling the user device as an automation HMI device can include activation of an enabling switch selectively connected to the user device. The MCI can be stored in a memory of the enabling switch and retrieved from the enabling switch by the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: BEET, Inc.
    Inventor: David Jingqiu Wang
  • Patent number: 11683916
    Abstract: A cooling system comprises a board management controller (BMC), a thermoelectric cooling (TEC) controller, and a cooling distribution unit (CDU) controller. The BMC monitors a cooling system to obtain a first power value representing a power consumed by an electronic device, performs a lookup operation in a control lookup table based on the first power value, and determines a first thermoelectric cooling (TEC) current and a first pump speed based on the lookup operation. The TEC controller is to control a TEC device attached to the electronic device to cause the first TEC current to flow within the TEC device. The CDU controller is to configure a pump speed of a fluid pump of the CDU according to the first pump speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Shuai Shao, Tianyi Gao
  • Patent number: 11679744
    Abstract: An inflator includes an inflator housing, a pressure sensor operable to generate a pressure signal related to an outlet pressure of the inflator, a motor within the inflator housing, a battery pack removably coupleable to the inflator housing, and a controller electrically coupled to the motor and the battery pack. The controller is configured to receive the pressure signal from the pressure sensor, determine a rate of pressurization change based on the pressure signal, determine a static pressure value based on the rate of pressurization change, and determine a motor time delay based on a target pressure value, the static pressure value, and the rate of pressurization change. The controller is also configured to generate a control signal when the motor time delay substantially equals zero. The control signal is operable to cause power to the motor to be turned off to stop a pressurization condition of the inflator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph R. McIntyre, Huang Yan Jian, Xu Wen Chao, Dan Jun Guo, Jonathan M. Mantes
  • Patent number: 11662108
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods for operating an environmental control system that delivers dehumidified outdoor air into a conditioned space through an air valve. The method includes establishing CO2 setpoints corresponding to a ventilation outdoor air flow rate and a dehumidification outdoor air flow rate, determining a humidity metric of the conditioned space, and delivering outside air to the conditioned space at the ventilation outdoor air flow rate or dehumidification outdoor air flow rate based upon the humidity metric. The outside air may be tempered with return air from the conditioned space. The dehumidification CO2 set point is determined by predicting the dehumidification CO2 set point based on the airflow quantity per occupant and the relationship of the occupant predicted water vapor emission rate and CO2 emission rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventor: Ronnie R. Moffitt
  • Patent number: 11665866
    Abstract: An environmental control system is provided. The environmental control system can include a cooling device and a heating device. The cooling device can lower the temperature of fluid contained within a cold reservoir and the heating device can raise the temperature of fluid contained within a hot reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhiyong Lin, Peter Ross
  • Patent number: 11658484
    Abstract: To operate electrical devices, power consumptions of all the electrical devices are continually captured and assigned to the individual electrical devices and at least one desired result is achieved by virtue of at least a first control instance of the electrical devices, the operation of which helps to achieve a desired result, and a second control instance of the electrical devices, the operation of which likewise helps to achieve the desired result. The devices are operated in a coordinated fashion. To this end, measured values from multiple measured value transmitters are captured by operating the multiple electrical devices. Correlations between changes in the measured values of the individual measured value transmitters over time and changes in the power consumptions of the individual electrical devices over time are determined and the desired result is selected from a subgroup of results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: SMA Solar Technology AG
    Inventors: Stefan Boerger, Andreas Strusch, Dirk Schlote, Matthias Groene, Raimund Thiel, Rachel Anne Hegemann