Patents Examined by Jerry-Daryl Fletcher
  • Patent number: 11353245
    Abstract: A cooling system is designed to operate in two different modes. Generally, in the first mode, when parallel compression is needed, certain valves are controlled to direct gaseous refrigerant from a tank to a compressor in the system and to direct refrigerant from low side heat exchangers towards other compressors. In this manner, a compressor in the system is transitioned to be generally a parallel compressor. In the second mode, when parallel compression is not needed, the valves are controlled to return the refrigerant flow back to normal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Cole
  • Patent number: 11346592
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes an outer case. The refrigerator further includes an inner case that is located in the outer case and that defines a storage space. The refrigerator further includes a metal plate that is coupled to inner surfaces of an upper portion and both sides of the inner case and that includes a front end that is spaced apart from a front end of the inner case a first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyunwoo Seo, Sanghwan Shin
  • Patent number: 11326839
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat exchanger comprising a first free space (7) for a first fluid (3), a thermally conductive wall (11) which, at least locally, delimits said first free space (7), in such a way that an exchange of heat can occur between the first fluid and the thermally conductive wall (11) which is hollow and encloses a material (13) for storing thermal energy by accumulation of latent heat, by heat exchange with at least the first fluid. The first free space (7) is divided into at least two separated channels (7a, 7b) in which two streams of the first fluid (3) can circulate at the same time but separately, the thermally conductive wall (11) which encloses the thermal energy storage material (13) being interposed between the two channels (7a, 7b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Hutchinson
    Inventors: Fabrice Chopard, Boris Chauvet
  • Patent number: 11326798
    Abstract: A refrigerant leak detection and mitigation system/method for use in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems that incorporates a refrigerant gas sensor (RGS), sensor signal conditioner (SSC), alarm status indicator (ASI), and digital control processor (DCP) is disclosed. The RGS detects ambient refrigerant gas (ARG) and indicates this as a refrigerant sensor voltage (RSV) to the SSC. The DCP and SSC form a closed control loop (CCL) in which the SSC electrical characteristics are adjusted by the DCP such that the RSV is continuously and dynamically recalibrated to account for background refrigerant gas levels, changes in ambient air conditions, RGS manufacturing tolerances, and other field-specific operational conditions that impact the RGS detection capabilities. The DCP is configured to log alarms to the ASI if a RGS refrigerant leak is detected and optionally shutdown one or more HVAC system components such as a specific air handler leaking refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Kenneth Ray Green, Douglas Hiram Morse
  • Patent number: 11313599
    Abstract: A refrigerator cooling system, comprising a pipe forming a loop and, sequentially provided on the pipe, a compressor, a condenser, a refrigerant amount regulator, a capillary tube, and an evaporator. The refrigerant amount regulator comprises a storage device and an adjustor provided within the storage device. The storage device is provided therein with a storage cavity for holding a refrigerant. The storage device is provided with an opening for the storage cavity to be in communication with the pipe. The adjustor comprises a sealer used for opening or closing the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: QINGDAO HAIER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cong Han, Zhenhua Tian, Xuefeng Han
  • Patent number: 11300339
    Abstract: In a method for operating a compressor (22) having an inlet (26) and an outlet (28), the method includes: running the compressor to compress a fluid; shutting down (422) the compressor; determining (420) a condition-dependent threshold restart pressure difference (threshold) across the compressor; relieving the pressure difference to reach the threshold; and, after the threshold is reached, restarting (434) the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Charles A. Cluff, Matthew T. Austin
  • Patent number: 11300302
    Abstract: An air-conditioning system includes a heat source unit, an air conditioner connected via piping to the heat source unit and configured to perform heat exchange between water supplied by the heat source unit and indoor air, a water circulation device for circulating the water between the heat source unit and the air conditioner, and an air-conditioning control device. The air-conditioning control device controls the heat source unit to lower temperature of the water flowing into the air conditioner, in accordance with an increase in an indoor humidity, and controls the water circulation device to lower temperature of the water flowing from the air conditioner back to the heat source unit, in accordance with an increase in an indoor temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mamoru Hamada, Masaki Toyoshima
  • Patent number: 11262092
    Abstract: When a humidity condition, including a humidity detected by a temperature and humidity sensor and a humidification load sensing unit falling below a threshold value, is met, an outside air conditioner supplies the heated and humidified air into the room. When the humidity condition is met during the indoor heating operation, the indoor heating operation is stopped or weakened. When the humidity condition is met, only the outside air conditioner is subjected to a heating and humidifying operation. Since the indoor air is not heated by the inside air conditioner more than necessary, when a heating load is low and a humidification load is present, a “conflicting state” can be prevented in which the inside air conditioner is subjected to a cooling and dehumidifying operation and the outside air conditioner is subjected to the heating and humidifying operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hayato Horie, Mamoru Hamada
  • Patent number: 11263914
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention provide for generating a first, second, and third series of interface objects comprising a first and second sequence respectively, displayed on a graphical user interface (GUI). At least one visual indicator display object is also displayed that requires a switch between the first and second series of user interface objects. A user navigates through the first and second series of interface objects, including the visual indicator display object(s), and a score for the user is calculated according to a user input matching, or failing to match, a correct response associated with a task data defining a function skill demonstrating a cognitive ability of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Dean Delis, Lisa Whipple Drozdick, James Holdnack
  • Patent number: 11257392
    Abstract: A heavy equipment cockpit training apparatus, device, system, and method is disclosed. The disclosed features include at least one substantially clear, substantially seamless pane to at least partially present an approximation of physical portions of the cockpit, at least one projector capable of backprojecting a simulation of the cockpit onto the at least one substantially seamless pane, at least one tactile aspect, discrete from the at least one seamless pane, interactively provided in association with the simulation, and at least one processor having communicatively associated therewith non-transitory computing code for at least partially providing the simulation and the interaction with the at least one tactile aspect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Steven J. Smith, Randall A. Palmer, Justin M. Rempel, Jack E. Cochran, Kevin L. Greer, Douglas J. Middleton
  • Patent number: 11250723
    Abstract: A system and methodology combines virtual reality (VR) with a plurality of machine learning analyses, and uses majority voting to detect dementia and the diseases under dementia. The accuracy of the classification in the Medical Visuospatial Dementia test is very high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz University
    Inventors: Areej Yahya Omar Bayahya, Wadee Saleh Alhalabi, Sultan Hassan Alamri
  • Patent number: 11250714
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a cooking support service. A computer-implemented method may include receiving a selection on a specific recipe from a user of an electronic device among recipes registered on a platform; and providing specifications information about each piece of cookware included in the specific recipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignees: NHN Entertainment Corporation, NHN Studio629 Corporation
    Inventor: Chuljae Lim
  • Patent number: 11241606
    Abstract: Method of using a snowboard training apparatus for transferring the feel of toe side and heel side of a snowboard from an instructor to a snowboard learner is disclosed. The training apparatus includes a training rod having a first and second end. The first end and second end of the training rod can be adapted to be supported by a snowboarder's leg, snowboarder's boot, snowboard's bindings or a snowboard itself. The training apparatus can also include a second training rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: Edward J. Williamson
  • Patent number: 11244576
    Abstract: A computer-aided educational system and method to further a student's understanding of a subject matter through analyzing data captured in an electronic learning system so as to determine correlation data corresponding to variables or trends which are determined to enhance, optimize, and/or improve one's learning abilities or understanding of educational content. The system and method generates reports based on the correlation data, develops statistical models that highlight learning and behavioral trends, and/or provides recommendations for adapting the learning system based on the correlation data and statistical models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: D2L Corporation
    Inventors: John Allan Baker, Brian John Cepuran, Kenneth James Chapman, Michael Cummings, Jeremy Jason Auger, Hanan Ayad
  • Patent number: 11219575
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to the field of cardiac resuscitation, and in particular to devices for assisting rescuers in performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are described herein. The system includes a camera to capture one or more images at a scene where the person in need of medical assistance is being treated and one or more processors. The processors receive and process the images, by using a rescuer profile, to provide a real-time feedback to the rescuer to improve the CPR treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Luke Kaufman, Ulrich Herken, Gary A. Freeman
  • Patent number: 11213708
    Abstract: A firefighting training apparatus includes a base having a feed pipe mounted on the base, and one or more standpipes mounted on the feed pipe. Each standpipe can have one or more couplings that are configured to receive a field adjustable pressure reducing valve that is further configured to connect to a firehose or other firefighting equipment. The apparatus is reconfigurable, and various different types of field adjustable pressure reducing valves can be mounted on the standpipe(s) for use in different training exercises or simply to allow firefighter to become familiar with operating the field adjustable pressure reducing valves under training conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Alexander Casanova
  • Patent number: 11217112
    Abstract: A method includes receiving state information of a virtual movable object in a simulated movement from a movement simulator associated with a movable object and determining movement information for the simulated movement by associating the state information with context information. The state information includes information identifying a location of the virtual movable object in a virtual space. The context information includes information identifying a location of the user terminal, which is at a different location than the movable object in a real space. The method further includes displaying the simulated movement on a display associated with the user terminal based on the movement information, and receiving control data to control the simulated movement in the virtual space using the user terminal when the movable object is in simulation and to control movement of the movable object in the real space when the movable object is in real operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Ye Tao, Shunnian Li, Zhiyuan Zhang, Liutao Zhang, Weifeng Liu
  • Patent number: 11210961
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for providing virtual feedback of a neural pattern to create a neural pathway corresponding to an action of an affected limb of a brain injury patient. Embodiments provide for detecting a neural pattern and determining a target action associated with the detected neural pattern. A virtual feedback is generated that includes a virtual action to be performed in a virtual representation of the affected limb. In embodiments, the brain injury may prevent the affected limb from performing the target action. The virtual representation of the affected limb is superimposed over a real-world presence of the affected limb such that the virtual representation is presented to the patient in lieu of the real-world presence, and the virtual action is performed in the virtual representation, such that the virtual action is presented to the patient in lieu of the target action in the real-world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Neurological Rehabilitation Virtual Reality, LLC
    Inventor: Veena Somareddy
  • Patent number: 11207581
    Abstract: A system for simulating a golf game is provided. The system includes a simulator containing a golf ball launch area and a display, a computer coupled to the simulator, and a motion monitor coupled to the computer and configured to track exercise activity of the user. The computer is configured to compute a trajectory of a simulated golf ball on a simulated golf course, compute a distance to a simulated golf ball landing position on the simulated golf course, display the computed distance to the simulated golf ball landing position on the display, simulate moving through the simulated golf course based at least in part on the exercise activity of the user, and update the computed distance to the simulated golf ball landing position based at least in part on the exercise activity of the user. Additional systems and methods are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Full-Swing Golf, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Antonio Nicora
  • Patent number: 11202594
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stimulus information compiling method for tests, characterized in that, the stimulus information compiling method comprises the following steps: selecting and using stimulus information which follows a statistics-normal distribution and is analyzed and measured by validity to form a stimulus information database (Q); reasonably setting at least one stimulus information to be a test including at least one test sequence, for a subject to make a selection according to his or her personal interests; comparing a test score of the subject with that of a valid sample person in a normal distribution model, thereby confirming the distribution of the subject in each cognitive dimension. The present invention compares a test score of the subject with that of a valid sample person in a normal distribution model, thereby confirming the test result of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventors: Jianzhong Wo, Yang Liu