Patents Examined by Eric J Yoon
  • Patent number: 11971702
    Abstract: A production line for manufacturing a building block, which includes at least one component, the production line including: a central conveyor line; at least one feeding line for feeding the at least one component to the central conveyor line; a manufacturing tool set for processing the at least one component; and a control unit for controlling the central conveyor line, the feeding line, and/or the manufacturing tool set. The controlling at least one of the central conveyor line, the feeding line, and/or the manufacturing tool set includes: retrieving an asset-information about the at least one component and/or the manufacturing tool set, conveying the at least one component according to the asset-information by the feeding line to the central conveyor line, retrieving a processing-information and/or a manufacturing tool set information about processing the at least one component, and processing the at least one component by the manufacturing tool set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Somayeh Malakuti, Prerna Juhlin, Sten Gruener, Johannes Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11960265
    Abstract: A method adapts an apparatus to a motor-driven tool from a set of different types of motor-driven tools. The apparatus is arranged on the tool. The method has the steps of: capturing an identifier of the tool by way of the apparatus, and transmitting an item of type-specific configuration information from a database to the apparatus on the basis of the captured identifier in such a manner that the apparatus is designed to process operating data of the tool in a type-specific manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Kaiser, Andre Vaas, Kay-Steffen Gurr
  • Patent number: 11947339
    Abstract: Constraints are received on initial components and intermediate components. Information is received on the products to be produced including a quantity of each of the products to be produced and a specification that specifies how the intermediate components are to be combined to form each of the products. An optimization is performed that includes the continuous conversion of initial components into the intermediate components as well as subsequent production of the products, subject to the constraints on each of the initial components, the constraints on each of the intermediate components, and the quantity of each of the products to be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventor: Joseph Lu
  • Patent number: 11934182
    Abstract: A method for computer-supported simulation of operation of a machine working in an automated manner, the machine being controllable during real operation via software on a programmable logic controller, wherein simulated control of the machine via software on a simulation computer is performed based on a predefined execution pattern, where the temporal execution sequence of processes executed by the software code and starting time points of processes are defined based on a virtual time and the execution time point of each process is set to zero in the virtual time in the predefined execution pattern, and during the simulation, the next process, which follows an ended process according to the execution sequence, is not started until a process in the real time of the simulation computer has ended, and where the virtual time is set to the starting time point of this next process when the next process is started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventor: Michael Schlereth
  • Patent number: 11927934
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a management unit having a measuring unit for measuring an amount of light emitted from a light emitter and received by a light receiver while a cutting blade is positioned between the light emitter and the light receiver, a measured waveform forming section for forming a measured waveform representing the configuration of an outer circumferential region of the cutting blade, and an ideal waveform recognizing section for recognizing one of the comparative waveforms that has the greatest number of waveform regions similar to the measured waveform as an ideal waveform, a difference calculating section for calculating the area of a region where there is a difference between the measured waveform and the ideal waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kasai, Ayako Koike
  • Patent number: 11914347
    Abstract: A method includes selecting one of a first safety architecture and a second safety architecture of a protection system configured to monitor a protection system. The protection system includes an input base, a controller base and an output base. The selecting includes selecting one of a first voting logic associated with the first safety architecture and a second voting logic associated with the second architecture. The controller base is configured to execute the selected voting logic. The method also includes configuring the protection system including a plurality of processing channels to operate in one of a first configuration associated with the first safety architecture and a second configuration associated with the second safety architecture. The configuring includes altering the number of processing channels releasably coupled to the protection system and hardware relay output in the protection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: GE Infrastructure Technology LLC
    Inventors: Peigen Zheng, Qiang Bai, Lifeng Wang, Qilin Xue
  • Patent number: 11906939
    Abstract: A lubricating oil volume adjustment system and a lubricating oil volume adjustment method are provided. The system includes a storage device and a processor and is connected to a machine including a motor through a data acquisition device acquiring current information of the motor. The storage device stores a machine learning model trained by a training data set including a plurality of pieces of the current information of the motor during operation and a plurality of temperature values measured during operation of the machine. The processor is configured to acquire the current information of present operation of the motor by using the data acquisition device, predict a temperature value of the machine when the motor operates under the current information by using the machine learning model, and calculate and adjust a lubricating oil volume suitable to be used by the machine during operation according to the predicted temperature value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yi-Ming Chen, Tian-You Hou, Shu-Chung Liao
  • Patent number: 11893217
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for aiming at a virtual object in a virtual environment, which: displays a user interface (UI), the UI including a picture of a virtual environment including a first virtual object and at least one second virtual object located in the virtual environment; displays a dot aiming indicator in the virtual environment in response to an aiming instruction, the dot aiming indicator being used for indicating an aiming point selected by an aiming operation on a ground plane of the virtual environment; and controls the first virtual object to aim at a target virtual object, which is a virtual object selected from a second virtual object in a target selection range which is a selection range determined by using the aiming point as a benchmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventors: Yu Lin Wan, Jianmiao Weng, Xun Hu, Shan Dong Su, Yong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11813525
    Abstract: A computer device provides a computer implemented game. The user interface of the computer device receives a first user input to control the movement of a game entity along a path in the computer game. The computer device determines, based on the first user input which is associated with a default movement of the game entity along the path and information about at first and second obstacles on the path, that the game entity is to move with an extended movement instead of the default movement. This is to allow both the first and second obstacles to be navigated in response to the first user input such that the game entity continues to move along the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventors: Stephen Jarrett, Po Chi Chui, Patrik Swartz
  • Patent number: 11800192
    Abstract: This application provides a bullet screen processing method and apparatus, an electronic device, and a computer-readable storage medium. The method includes: displaying a bullet screen editing interface when a bullet screen editing operation is received during the playback of multimedia information; receiving the bullet screen content and bullet screen style set for the bullet screen content using the bullet screen editing interface; and transmitting the bullet screen content and the bullet screen style so that the bullet screen content conforming to the bullet screen style set can be displayed in a multimedia interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventor: Fanyang Kong
  • Patent number: 11775861
    Abstract: An online system identifies an opportunity to present content to a viewing user and accesses a model trained to predict a likelihood that a user will perform an action responsive to being presented with a link that launches a messaging application and initiates a conversation with an entity via the messaging application, in which the likelihood is predicted based on which of multiple messaging applications is selected and attributes of the user. For each of multiple candidate messaging applications, the trained model is applied to predict the likelihood that the viewing user will perform the action if the candidate messaging application is selected. A messaging application is selected from the candidate messaging applications based on the likelihoods and a content item including a link that launches the selected application and initiates a conversation with the entity via the selected application is generated and sent for display to the viewing user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohit Rajani, Himanshu Baweja
  • Patent number: 11768977
    Abstract: Systems and methods for guided installation of building equipment are provided. A request for a wiring diagram for wiring a first piece of building equipment to a second piece of building equipment is received from a user device. One or more first wiring configurations associated with the first piece of building equipment and one or more second wiring configurations associated with the second piece of building equipment are identified. Based on the one or more first wiring configurations and the one or more second wiring configurations, an equipment-specific wiring configuration for wiring the first piece of building equipment to the second piece of building equipment is automatically selected. A graphical user interface including a wiring diagram illustrating the equipment-specific wiring configuration is provided to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventor: Gregory T. Reichl
  • Patent number: 11769075
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates to a process of providing dynamic machine learning on premise model selection. In particular, a set of machine learned models are generated and provided to an on premise computing device. The machine learned models are generated using a cluster of customer data (e.g. telemetric data) stored on a computing network having different ranges of computational complexity. One of the machine learned models from the set of machine learned models will be selected based on the current available computational resources detected at the on premise computing device. Different machine learned models from the set of machine learned models can then be selected based on changes in the available computational resources and/or customer feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Erwan Barry Tarik Zerhouni, Abhishek Kumar, Javier Cruz Mota
  • Patent number: 11768081
    Abstract: Hubs for social interaction via electronic devices are described. In one aspect, a data processing device includes a display screen displaying a social interaction hub, the social interaction hub including a collection of records. Each record includes a counterparty identifier identifying a counterparty of a past social interaction event, a mode indicium identifying a mode by which the past social interaction event with the counterparty occurred, and a collection of mode indicia each identifying a mode by which a future, outgoing social interaction event with the counterparty can occur. The counterparty identifier, the mode indicium, and the collection of mode indicia are associated with one another in the records of the social interaction hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Nesladek, Jeffrey W. Hamilton, Jeffrey A. Sharkey, Prasenjit Phukan
  • Patent number: 11758233
    Abstract: Methods and systems for time marking of media items at a platform using machine-learning are provided herein. A media item is provided to users of a platform. An indication of the identified media item is provided as input to a machine-learning model that is trained using different feature types of historical media items to predict a plurality of content segments of a given media item each depicting, to the one or more users, a distinct section of the media item. One or more outputs of the machine-learning model are obtained comprising time marks identifying each of the plurality of content segments of the media item. Each of the plurality of content segments are associated with a segment start indicator for a timeline of the media item. The media item and an indication of each segment start indicator is provided for presentation to at least one user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Chenjie Gu, Wei-Hong Chuang, Min-Hsuan Tsai, Jianfeng Yang, Ji Zhang, Honglu Zhou, Hassan Akbari
  • Patent number: 11750734
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to interfaces and techniques for media playback on one or more devices. In accordance with some embodiments, an electronic device includes a display, one or more processors, and memory. The electronic device receives user input and, in response to receiving the user input, displays, on the display, a multi-device interface that includes: one or more indicators associated with a plurality of available playback devices that are connected to the device and available to initiate playback of media from the device, and a media playback status of the plurality of available playback devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick L. Coffman, David Chance Graham, Cyrus Daniel Irani, Aimee Piercy
  • Patent number: 11743544
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a tool that enables content creators to collect and analyze feedback on their content during production and live performances. During playback of content, users are enabled to provide detailed feedback and comments via various feedback interfaces on user devices. Users may indicate that they like and dislike certain aspects of the content, such as musical instruments featured in a song, at specific points in time. Feedback is timestamped, transformed into values, and aggregated for review and analysis. Using machine learning techniques, the present invention can identify trends in audience preferences and generate recommendations for tailoring content and content delivery. An interactive display enables the content creator to efficiently manipulate and make sense of collected feedback. With robust security features, the interactive content feedback system described herein may integrate with content streaming platforms as well as operate as an independent application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventor: Trent R McKenzie
  • Patent number: 11704013
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus having a touch panel display includes a detection unit configured to detect a touch operation performed by a user on the touch panel display, and a display control unit configured to, when the detection unit detects that an object has touched a predetermined region and further detects that the object touching the predetermined region has separated therefrom, control a display to shift to a screen associated with the predetermined region. Further, the display control unit is configured to, during a period from when the object has touched the predetermined region until when the object has separated therefrom, display a text string on the predetermined region of the touch panel display, and scroll-display a text string on the predetermined region if the text string exceeds a number of characters displayable at a time on the predetermined region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyoshi Takamiya
  • Patent number: 11700430
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for applying attributes to subtitles. One example method includes accessing a subtitle file, wherein the subtitle file comprises one or more subtitles, and identifying an attribute to apply to at least a subset of the subtitles. The subtitle file is amended indicate an attribute to apply to at least a subset of the subtitles to create an amended subtitle file. At a computing device, the subtitles of the amended subtitle file are generated for display, wherein the attribute is applied to the subset of the subtitles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Padmassri Chandrashekar, Reda Harb
  • Patent number: 11694229
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for streaming digital media content, such as music, video, or television content. In accordance with some embodiments, a server system associated with a media-providing service provides first media content to a user of the media-providing service. The server system analyzes the first media content and selects second media content for delivery in conjunction with the first media content based at least in part on the analysis of the first media content. The method further comprises providing the second media content in conjunction with the first media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Colin McLeod, Jason Richman