Patents Examined by Emilio J Saavedra
  • Patent number: 10224717
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention produce and define a relationship between local voltage and power measurements at a node of an electrical network and system conditions on a remote branch of the network. These local measurements are used to determine an optimal voltage set point at the node that, if realized by a reactive power resource, would affect the flow of reactive power or line current at one or more particular remote branches of the power system in a manner captured by the derived relationship. The change in reactive power required to obtain this voltage set point is also calculated based on local measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Univ. College Dublin, Nat'l. Univ. of Ireland
    Inventors: Conor Murphy, Andrew Keane, Peter Richardson
  • Patent number: 10215438
    Abstract: A system and method of determining a limit fault in an HVAC unit the HVAC unit in electrical communication with an HVAC system controller, by operating the system controller to determine whether an interruption duration of time exceeds an interruption limit, operating the system controller to determine whether a cycle duration of time is less than or equal to a first cycle limit, wherein the cycle duration of time is indicative of an amount of time between consecutive interruptions of power, and generating an alert signal if the interruption duration of time of the consecutive interruptions of power exceeds the interruption limit and the cycle duration of time is less than or equal to the first cycle limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daniel J. Dempsey
  • Patent number: 10216162
    Abstract: In order to make it possible to diagnose an operation state of a fluidic device despite reducing the size of the fluidic device, a relay is configured to include a first port connected with the fluidic device and a second port connected with a user information processor, and receive fluid-related data from the fluidic device via the first port and transmit the data to the user information processor via the second port, or receive the data from the user information processor via the second port and transmit the data to the fluidic device via the first port. In addition, the relay includes a third port that is connected with a diagnostic apparatus adapted to diagnose the operation state of the fluidic device, receive diagnostic data from the fluidic device via the first port, and transmit the diagnostic data to the diagnostic apparatus via the third port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: HORIBA STEC, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kotaro Takijiri, Kenichi Oe, Yukimasa Furukawa
  • Patent number: 10201929
    Abstract: The strength of a bond between two adjacent layers of a three-dimensional print is weakened by initiating fabrication of a top layer at a height greater than the processing height for the print. This technique may be used in particular at the interface between a raft or other support and an object being fabricated, after which the printing process may return to a regular process height for additional layers used to fabricate the remainder of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: MakerBot Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Sadusk, Filipp Gelman
  • Patent number: 10169834
    Abstract: A system includes a processor that is connected with a communication network A smart circuit monitor is connected with a power line. The smart circuit monitor is in communication with the processor by way of the network. A first smart socket is connected with a power line. The first smart socket is in communication with the processor by way of the network. The first smart socket is associated with a first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Bryan Guido Hassin
  • Patent number: 10154615
    Abstract: A conditioning unit of the indirect free cooling type, particularly for conditioning computing centers, of the type comprising: an air/air heat exchanger, inside which two air flows, exchange heat: a primary air flow from and toward an environment to be air-conditioned, and a secondary air flow, or process flow, drawn from outside, first fans for moving the primary air flow, second fans for moving the secondary air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: EMERSON NETWORK POWER S.R.L.
    Inventor: Pierpaolo Barbato
  • Patent number: 10140670
    Abstract: Energy management methods and systems based on financial impact are disclosed herein, wherein an energy management system at a site monitors metered energy consumption, establishes a peak consumption level, determines whether energy consumption will result in an increased peak consumption level, and if it will, calculates the financial value and costs of mitigating an increase in the peak consumption level, including an increase in demand charge prospectively avoided, and mitigates the peak in consumption to the peak consumption level using an energy storage system or other energy providing device if the value of mitigating the peak offsets the inherent costs. Embodiments may further use confidence factors or incremental changes to a peak consumption level to optimize the process and utilize energy devices to their greatest effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ENGIE Storage Services NA LLC
    Inventor: Philippe Hart Gow
  • Patent number: 10132306
    Abstract: Described is a method of generating a flow having a composition gradient. A plurality of pump strokes is generated for each pump in a plurality of pumps. Each pump stroke has an initiation time and provides a volume contribution of a liquid to be mixed in the flow according to the composition gradient for the flow. The pump strokes of the pumps are controlled so that a sum of the volume contributions of the liquids that occurs between consecutive initiations of one of the pumps is maintained at a constant value throughout the duration of the flow. For each pump, the flow rates and the times between stroke initiations can change as long as the sum of all volumes contributed between the consecutive initiations of one of the pumps is held constant. Advantageously, the method achieves a constant compositional noise characteristic throughout the duration of the flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael R. Jackson, Christopher Seith
  • Patent number: 10120351
    Abstract: An electronic device including electromechanical components, a cooling unit configured for heat removal for the electromechanical components, and a controller. The controller is configured to determine a system state of each of the electromechanical components based on temperature data for each of the electromechanical components and a temperature band corresponding to each of the electromechanical components, wherein the temperature data for each of the electromechanical components is sampled at a sample rate corresponding to each of the electromechanical components, determine a system state of the electronic device based on the system states of the electromechanical components, and control an operation of the cooling unit based on the system state of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary P. Hills, Jeffrey F. Boigenzahn, Robert G. Fairchild
  • Patent number: 10108179
    Abstract: Included are a machining device having a drive unit, a data memory, and an instruction unit; and a database server that stores NC data used by the machining device as a database, each connected via a network. The machining device is used in an information coordination system in which information in the NC data is coordinated between the machining device and the database server. The machining device includes an NC-data collection unit that collects the NC data from the data memory; an information-coordination-command generation unit that generates an information coordination command to access the database in the database server so as to match data corresponding to the machining device in the database server with the collected NC data; and an information-coordination-command transmission unit that transmits the information coordination command to the database server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Noriyasu Fukatsu
  • Patent number: 10107295
    Abstract: A pump device for extracting one or more resources includes a pump apparatus, a processor configured for receiving information from one or more sensors and sending instructions to one or more electronic controls, where the sensors and the electronic controls are each placed proximate to a respective component of the pump apparatus, and a network interface configured for sending and receiving communication from a device through a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Marion Brecheisen
  • Patent number: 10098269
    Abstract: A manufacture work machine for preforming a manufacture work, including: work-element performing apparatuses each configured to perform one of work elements of the manufacture work, and a central control device to control the apparatuses in a centralized manner, such that motion commands for one motion to be performed by one of the apparatuses are sequentially transmitted, wherein each apparatus has an individual control device to control an operation of said each apparatus and at least one operating device for performing a work element corresponding to said each apparatus, and wherein the individual control device is configured to recognize a matter of the motion command transmitted from the central control device and is configured to control an operation of each of the at least one operating device so as to permit one of the apparatuses to which the individual control device belongs to perform one motion corresponding to the motion command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seigo Kodama, Noriaki Iwaki, Kazuya Furukawa, Takashi Ito, Hideyuki Tsutsumi
  • Patent number: 10082804
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided featuring a signal processor or processing module configured at least to: receive signaling containing information about system energy consumption related to multiple pump combinations running in a multiple pump system; and determine whether to stage or de-stage a pump in the multiple pump system, based at least partly on the signaling received. The signal processor or processing module is configured to provide corresponding signaling containing information about whether to stage or de-stage the pump in the multiple pump system, and to implement control logic or a control logic algorithm based at least partly on the system energy consumption taking the form of specific energy that is a measure of energy used per unit mass for the multiple pump combinations running in the multiple pump system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Anthony E. Stavale
  • Patent number: 10072373
    Abstract: A clothes dryer for drying fabric items in accordance with a treating cycle of operation, includes a treating chamber receiving fabric items for treatment and a controller having a memory in which is stored a set of executable instructions comprising at least one user-selectable cycle of operation, the controller may receive an indication of a dye transfer event and implement a cycle of operation based thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory R. Fulmer, Kaustav Ghosh, William L. Murch, Mir A. Quddus, Robert J. Pinkowski
  • Patent number: 10067523
    Abstract: A data center energy management (DCEM) server configures a power supply in the data center. The DCEM server sums input alternating current (AC) power of the power supply to a total AC power of the data center, wherein the total AC power of the data center is a sum of AC power of a plurality of power supplies. The DCEM server sums output direct current (DC) power of the power supply to a total DC power of the data center and reports a ratio of total AC power to total DC power as data center power conversion efficiency. The DCEM server sets a preset power supply efficiency threshold. The DCEM server determines that a real-time power efficiency level is below the power supply efficiency threshold. The DCEM server, responsive to a determination that real-time power efficiency level is below the power supply efficiency threshold, may remedy the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wael R. El-Essawy, Karthick Rajamani, Juan C. Rubio
  • Patent number: 10052726
    Abstract: There is provided a method for creating machining data for a hybrid ultraprecision machining device for manufacturing a micro-machined product from a workpiece, the machining device comprising: an electromagnetic-wave-machining means for roughly machining the workpiece; a precision-machining means for precisely machining the roughly machined workpiece; and a shape-measurement means, wherein the creation of the machining data makes use of: information on original shape corresponding to shape of the workpiece; information on roughly-machining shape to be removed from the workpiece by the electromagnetic-wave-machining means; and stereoscopic model of after-electromagnetic-wave-machining shape which is obtained by subtracting the roughly-machining shape from the original shape, wherein the machining data is created for electromagnetic-wave machining on the basis of information on a plurality of sliced portions obtained by partially slice-cutting from the stereoscopic model of the after-electromagnetic-wave-machi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Shindo, Yoshiyuki Uchinono, Kimitake Okugawa, Noboru Urata, Syoji Kuroki, Akira Fukuoka, Atsushi Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 10037042
    Abstract: A valve control system for a steam turbine that decrease in effective power as well as secure control stability in the event of an electric power system accident is provided. A valve control system for a steam turbine includes an accident detection unit 44 which detects an occurrence of an electric power system accident, a first selection unit 45 which selects, from a plurality of control valves 13 (13a˜13d) which adjust a volume of steam flowing into a steam turbine, control valves 13 to be rapidly closed according to a scale of the accident detected, and a normal control circuit 11 which continues normal pressure or speed control by the control valves 13 which are not selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Norihito Nakata, Toshio Aoki, Masaaki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10033176
    Abstract: Fault interrupting devices and methods for controlling the same are disclosed. The fault interrupting devices may include a switch on an electrical power line and a controller configured to operate the switch. The methods for controlling fault interrupting devices may include gathering data, determining from the data that a fault has occurred, opening the fault interrupting device to interrupt the fault, analyzing the data, and determining whether the fault interrupting device can be reclosed based at least partially on the analysis of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Mirrasoul J. Mousavi, Le Tang
  • Patent number: 10016694
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of generating a digital representation of a user-defined construction element connectable to pre-manufactured toy construction elements of a toy construction system, each pre-manufactured toy construction element comprising a number of coupling elements for coupling the pre-manufactured toy construction element with one or more other pre-manufactured toy construction elements of said toy construction system, the method comprising determining one or more positions for placement of one or more coupling elements to be included in the user-defined construction element; generating, responsive to input by a user indicative of a user-defined shape, a digital representation of a user-defined construction element, the user-defined construction element comprising said one or more coupling elements at said determined one or more positions; providing the digital representation for automated production of said user-defined construction element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: LEGO A/S
    Inventors: Erik Bach, Thomas Gjørup
  • Patent number: 10013725
    Abstract: A system and method for energy management for multi customer multi time zone distributed facilities are disclosed. In one embodiment, data associated with the energy management of the multi customer distributed facilities located in different time zones is obtained based on associated energy models by a data acquisition/integration layer. Further, the obtained data for energy management of the multi customer distributed facilities is transformed by a data management layer. Furthermore, control commands are generated using the transformed data and associated one or more pre-defined thresholds and set-points by an energy transaction layer. Also, energy of the multi customer distributed facilities is substantially simultaneously managed using the generated control commands by the energy transaction layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ravi Meghani, Rohit Srivastava, Subhasis Mandal, Sudipta Ghosh, Anurag Srivastava