Patents Examined by Gary Collins
  • Patent number: 10962995
    Abstract: A method for maintaining ideal ambient conditions for goods being transported within a shipping container includes a server periodically receiving, from at least one sensor located within the shipping container, a current value corresponding to the ambient condition being monitored within the shipping container. The server compares the received first parameter value with a pre-established optimal range of values and in response to the first parameter value being outside of the optimal range of values, the server triggers a correction response that notifies at least one interested party of the failure to maintain the ambient condition within the optimal range and that causes a correction in the ambient condition within the shipping container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Overhaul Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry Conlon
  • Patent number: 10962952
    Abstract: A servo control apparatus for a machine that performs machining by causing a plurality of synchronizing axes to operate cooperatively in synchronized relationship with a reference axis, the servo control apparatus comprising: a position detection unit for detecting at least one of the position of the servo motor and the position of a driven body; a position error calculation unit for calculating an error between the position command and the position detected by the position detection unit; a reference axis position acquisition unit for acquiring the positions of a plurality of reference axes; a reference axis selection unit for selecting one reference axis based on a machining condition of the driven body from among the plurality of reference axes whose positions have been acquired; and a learning control unit for performing learning control using an angle synchronization method, based on the error and the position of the selected reference axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouki Kameta, Naoto Sonoda
  • Patent number: 10938214
    Abstract: A method for controlling a microgrid including a plurality of assets connected in the microgrid, including loads and Distributed Generators, of which DGs at least a plurality are resources capable of being controlled in a grid forming mode for controlling the voltage and frequency in the microgrid. The method includes selecting a set of resources of the plurality of resources based on the respective location within the microgrid of each of the resources in the selected set, and activating a grid forming control mode for the resources in the selected set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ABB POWER GRIDS SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventor: Ritwik Majumder
  • Patent number: 10937676
    Abstract: There is provided a configuration that includes a device-status-monitoring controller that stores, in a storage section, device data generated by the apparatus; an analysis-support controller that acquires the device data related to abnormality analysis information from the storage section based on basic information that includes: information that defines an abnormal event, at least one of the device data corresponding to the abnormal event, and step information indicating a step where the at least one of the device data is generated; and recipe-specific information that includes at least a recipe name; and a display device that displays the device data related to the abnormality analysis information in a manner that goes back to a past time from a time when a latest recipe specified by the recipe name is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhide Asai, Hidemoto Hayashihara, Kazuyoshi Yamamoto, Takayuki Kawagishi, Kayoko Yashiki, Hiroyuki Iwakura
  • Patent number: 10930534
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and device for manufacturing a display apparatus, and a computer-readable storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHONGQING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qingping Luo, Min Quan
  • Patent number: 10921763
    Abstract: A monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property is disclosed. In one aspect, the monitoring system includes a sensor that is located in a room of the property and that is configured to generate sensor data. The monitoring system further includes a monitor control unit that is configured to receive the sensor data; based on the sensor data, determine environmental conditions of the room; determine whether the environmental conditions of the room are conducive to a baby sleeping; and, based on determining whether the environmental conditions of the room are conducive to a baby sleeping, perform a monitoring system action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew Daniel Correnti, Robert Nathan Picardi
  • Patent number: 10915087
    Abstract: To provide a numerical control device capable of directly determining whether or not a cutting fluid is applied to a cutting point. A numerical control device includes a determination unit configured to make, on a basis of image data acquired when a vision sensor photographs a cutting fluid jetted from an injection nozzle toward a cutting point, determination of whether or not the cutting fluid is applied to the cutting point, and an instruction unit configured to issue an instruction to a nozzle control device configured to control a position and an attitude of the injection nozzle on a basis of a result of the determination of the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuaki Aizawa, Shouki Tani
  • Patent number: 10907851
    Abstract: An air-conditioning remote controller for operating an air-conditioning apparatus is provided. The air-conditioning remote controller includes a display unit, an image acquisition processing unit, and a display processing unit. The display unit displays various information. The image acquisition processing unit acquires image data from an external communication terminal. The display processing unit displays, on the display unit, a settings management screen used for operating the air-conditioning apparatus, and the image data acquired by the image acquisition processing unit from the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kitazaki, Hirotaka Masui
  • Patent number: 10903050
    Abstract: A substrate processing system includes model generation and setpoint modules. The model generation module receives a first time trace based on an output of an endpoint sensor and obtains a target setpoint. A portion of the first time trace is indicative of an endpoint at which a feature has been created in a first substrate. The target setpoint is generated based on a metrology process and is used to compensate for erosion of a first edge ring. The model generation module generates a conversion model based on the portion and the target setpoint. The setpoint module: based on the output, receives a second time trace that is generated subsequent to generation of the first time trace; and based on the conversion model, converts the second time trace to a predicted erosion compensation setpoint, which is set while processing a second substrate using the first or a second edge ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Luc Albarede, Yassine Kabouzi
  • Patent number: 10901390
    Abstract: A numerical controller, which is configured to correct a machine position error based on a torque difference between a master axis and a slave axis, acquires the torque difference after movement of the master and slave axes that move in response to a movement command, and corrects the machine position error by a correction amount based on a value obtained by excluding a torque difference derived from a mechanical strain from the acquired torque difference. The corrected machine position error is added to the movement command for next time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Takuma Ookura
  • Patent number: 10883737
    Abstract: Provided is a ventilation control device (2) configured to control operation of one or more ventilators communicably connected thereto, the ventilation control device including: a target total exhaust volume storage unit (14) configured to store a target total exhaust volume that is a target total volume of exhaust to be discharged within a predetermined time; an exhaust capacity storage unit (13) configured to store the exhaust capacity of each of the one or more ventilators connected to the ventilation control device (2); an exhaust volume acquisition unit (17) configured to acquire an already-discharged exhaust volume discharged from each of the one or more ventilators connected to the ventilation control device (2); an integrating unit (18) configured to calculate a total already-discharged exhaust volume by adding up the already-discharged exhaust volumes of the one or more ventilators acquired by the exhaust volume acquisition unit; and an exhaust volume control unit (11) configured to, based on the tot
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Sasaki, Naoyuki Funada
  • Patent number: 10876755
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for controlling the environmental conditions of a building in accordance with feedback from the occupants of the building is provided. The method includes detecting, by one or more processors, an occupant within a building space, and transmitting, by the one or more processors, a notification message to an occupant device associated with the occupant. The notification message includes a request to provide occupant feedback. The method includes receiving, by the one or more processors, an occupant feedback message from the occupant device. The occupant feedback message includes one or more quality ratings associated with one or more building conditions. The method includes assigning, by the one or more processors, a weighting factor to the occupant feedback message and performing an action to modify at least one of the building conditions responsive to the weighted occupant feedback message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventor: Walter A. Martin
  • Patent number: 10876753
    Abstract: An integrated sensor and service port for HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) equipment or an HVAC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Watsco Ventures LLC
    Inventors: Mario A. Cruz, Charles Peter Harland, Christopher Todd Kirby
  • Patent number: 10877550
    Abstract: A storage system including a storage device comprising a media configured to store data, wherein the storage device is configured to be in a first operating mode or a second operating mode comprising a reduced power mode relative to the first operating mode, a communications port configured to connect to an electronic device, the communications port comprising one or more data lines configured to communicate data to the electronic device and to configure power supplied to the electronic device, and one or more controllers. The one or more controllers are configured to control an operation of the storage device, communicate data to the electronic device using the one or more data lines when the storage device is in the first operating mode, and configure power supplied to the electronic device using the one or more data lines when the storage device is in the second operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry Klein
  • Patent number: 10872047
    Abstract: A method of and device for removing a processor from a low power mode. The method includes and the device provides for performing multiple processor start-up tasks in parallel. Memory interface training between the processor and memory and restoration and initialization of the processor are performed in parallel with each other and with a serial bus controller entering serial bus training to facilitate communication between the processor and a system controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Greg Sadowski
  • Patent number: 10871965
    Abstract: In one disclosed embodiment, a processor includes a first execution unit and a second execution unit, a register file, and a data path including a plurality of lanes. The data path and the register file are arranged so that writing to the register file by the first execution unit and by the second execution unit is allowed over the data path, reading from the register file by the first execution unit is allowed over the data path, and reading from the register file by the second execution unit is not allowed over the data path. The processor also includes a power control circuit configured to, when a transfer of data between the register file and either of the first and second execution units uses less than all of the lanes, power down the lanes of the data path not used for the transfer of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Timothy David Anderson, Duc Quang Bui
  • Patent number: 10853547
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for identifying critical sensors of a device, such as a FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) card, installed within an IHS (Information Handling System). A remote access controller identifies temperature sensors provided by the device and determine alert level thresholds for each of the sensors. The temperature sensors are ranked based on the respective ranges of the alert level thresholds. A first portion of the temperature sensors with the smallest ranges of alert level thresholds are assigned to a first ranked list. Readings from the temperature sensors are monitored and temperature sensors indicating temperature sensor readings rising faster than a first threshold are assigned to a second ranked list. A portion of the temperature sensors in the first ranked list and a portion of the temperature sensors in the second ranked list are designated for use by an airflow cooling system of the IHS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Johan Rahardjo, Pavan Kumar Gavvala
  • Patent number: 10845830
    Abstract: An intelligent control system for a detector comprises an external control module (110) and at least one group of data transmission and control modules (120), wherein the external control module (110) is used for controlling packet issuing and feedback message processing; a fifth interface (125) connected to the external control module (110) and used for packet transmission; a processing unit (128); at least one group of first type of interfaces (121) respectively connected to a detector (150) and used for transmitting a control packet of the detector (150); at least one group of second type of interfaces (122) respectively connected to the detector (150) and used for transmitting original data of the detector (150); a data pre-processing unit (129) for acquiring and forwarding the original data or pre-processing data of the detector (150); and a sixth interface (126) connected to the external control module (110) and used for transmitting the original data/pre-processing data of the detector (150).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: THE WUHAN DIGITAL PET CO., LTD
    Inventor: Bo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10838377
    Abstract: Described is a system for estimating long-term causal effects of interventions on various entities. A synthetic control is generated from selected donor series such that parameters involved in the generation of the synthetic control can be tuned automatically, or manually by a user. Post-intervention synthetic control values are generated from the synthetic control, and estimates of long-term causal effects of an intervention onto aggregate units similar to the donor series are determined. A device is controlled based on the determined estimates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel K. Xie, Jiejun Xu, Tsai-Ching Lu
  • Patent number: 10838392
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for modeling and compensating for the spindle's radial thermal drift error in a horizontal CNC lathe, which belongs to the field of error compensation technology of CNC machine tools. Firstly, the thermal drift error of two points in the radial direction of the spindle and the corresponding temperature of the key points are tested; then the thermal inclination angle of the spindle is obtained based on the thermal tilt deformation mechanism of the spindle, and the correlation between the thermal inclination angle and the temperature difference between the left and right sides of the spindle box is analyzed. According to the positive or negative thermal drift error of the two points that have been measured and the elongation or shortening of the spindle box on the left and right sides, the thermal deformation of the spindle is then classified and the thermal drift error model under various thermal deformation attitudes is then established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kuo Liu, Yongqing Wang, Haibo Liu, Te Li, Haining Liu, Dawei Li