Patents Examined by Joshua T Sanders
  • Patent number: 10811877
    Abstract: A power supply system, including: a plurality of power supply apparatuses; and an acquisition unit to acquire a load parameter representing load state of the plurality of power supply apparatuses as a whole, wherein each power supply apparatus has a control unit to control, depending on the load parameter, output by said power supply apparatus according to a reference condition different from at least the other one of the plurality of power supply apparatuses, will be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryuji Yamada
  • Patent number: 10809675
    Abstract: A building HVAC system includes an airside system having a plurality of airside subsystems, a high-level controller, and a plurality of low-level airside controllers. Each airside subsystem includes airside HVAC equipment configured to provide heating or cooling to one or more building spaces. The high-level controller is configured to generate a plurality of airside subsystem energy targets, each airside subsystem energy target corresponding to one of the plurality of airside subsystems and generated based on a thermal capacitance of the one or more building spaces to which heating or cooling is provided by the corresponding airside subsystem. Each low-level airside controller corresponds to one of the airside subsystems and is configured to control the airside HVAC equipment of the corresponding airside subsystem in accordance with the airside subsystem energy target for the corresponding airside subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Nishith R. Patel, Robert D. Turney, Matthew J. Ellis
  • Patent number: 10802464
    Abstract: The numerical controller controls a machine tool and performs rigid tapping on a cutting surface of a workpiece. The numerical controller determines, based on a first allowable synchronization error between a rotation of a spindle and movement of each axis of a workpiece coordinate system and an inclination angle of a cutting surface, a second allowable synchronization error between a spindle and a feed axis and monitors a synchronization error between the spindle and the feed axis based on a second allowable synchronization error that has been determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Kouji Sekimoto
  • Patent number: 10795383
    Abstract: A method for regulating a volume flow rate, and a test stand with a liquid circuit for carrying out the method is provided. A pump and a flow control valve are connected in series in the liquid circuit, and the orifice width of the flow control valve is set as a function of a setpoint value of the volume flow rate of the liquid, in order to specify, on the basis of the orifice width, a characteristic curve of the pump that plots the volume flow rate over the differential pressure. Once a characteristic curve has been specified, the differential pressure of the pump is set such that the volume flow rate corresponds to the setpoint value of the volume flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: dSPACE digital signal processing and control engineering GmbH
    Inventor: Fabian Feilcke
  • Patent number: 10790673
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to controlling electricity production by a facility of photovoltaic panels in order to establish a power reserve. A method is carried out iteratively and includes: issuing respective setpoints to a number k of inverters among the set of N inverters, so that each produces a maximum power, where k<N, the k inverters being determined for a given iteration of the method, and obtaining, from the k inverters, measurements of the maximum power respectively produced by the k inverters and storing these measurements in memory with N-k other measurements obtained from N-k additional inverters during preceding iterations of the method; estimating, by reading the contents of the memory, a total maximum power able to be produced by the set of N inverters of the facility, and obtaining information relating to an amount of reserve power to be established, and determining an overall power to be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
    Inventors: Antoine Rosse, Gauthier Delille
  • Patent number: 10766142
    Abstract: The electronic device manufacturing apparatus includes a cable holding tool, a work stage, a robot section, a first position detector, a second position detector, and a controller. The first position detector detects positions in a two-dimensional plane direction of the cable held by the cable holding tool and the connector of the electronic device held by the work stage. The second position detector detects positions in a height direction of the cable held by the cable holding tool and the connector of the electronic device held by the work stage. The controller controls the robot section based on the detection result of the first position detector and the second position detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Takano, Minoru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10767291
    Abstract: Preparing textile products by establishing, by a textile product system, data types, valid values for each data type, and valid relationships between the data types encompassing specification of textile products for manufacturing and visualization of the textile products. Receiving, from a user, a first data set comprising values of data types and relationships between the data types associated with at least one of manufacturing of a particular textile product and visualization of the particular textile product. Determining whether the received first data set conforms to the data type, data value, and data relationships valid for at least one of the manufacturing of textile products and the visualization of textile products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Edward Wilson
  • Patent number: 10754330
    Abstract: The invention relates to an industrial machine system comprising a machine (1) comprising an actuator system (2) for performing an industrial operation, and a remote computing system (6) comprising a machine controller (9). The machine controller is remote connected to the machine, and is configured to remote control the actuator system of the machine. The invention further relates to a method of controlling an industrial machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Tomologic AB
    Inventor: Magnus Norberg Ohlsson
  • Patent number: 10746449
    Abstract: A method for controlling an air conditioner and an air conditioner are provided. The air conditioner may include a compressor that compresses a refrigerant; and a control unit that controls the compressor. The control unit may include a main control unit that controls an entirety of the air conditioner; a start-up control unit that controls the compressor at an initial start-up of the compressor; a normal control unit that controls the compressor according to a target room temperature after the start-up control unit completely controls the compressor; and a bumpless control unit that calculates a compensation value for lowering an operating frequency of the compressor according to an indoor load when a priority for controlling the compressor is transferred from the start-up control unit to the normal control unit. The bumpless control unit lowers the operating frequency of the compressor according to the compensation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinsung Kim, Dongryul Park, Jungwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10744643
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a robot servo jitter suppression method and device. The method includes: counting an amount of reciprocating jitter of an angular position of an output shaft of a robot servo in a predetermined period, after the robot servo enters a lock position state for a first predetermined period; determining whether the robot servo is in a jitter state according to the amount of the reciprocating jitter of the angular position of the output shaft of the robot servo and a predetermined fluctuation value; and suppressing the jitter of the robot servo by adjusting control parameter(s) of the robot servo, in response to the robot servo being in the jitter state. The robot servo jitter suppression method and device solve the problem of the jitter of the robot servo appears when the virtual positions of the robot servo and the robot joint structure are not properly controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP
    Inventors: Youjun Xiong, Lifu Zhang, Wenhua Fan, Zhenmin Mo
  • Patent number: 10732613
    Abstract: Provided is a smart factory for production and quality management of a thermoplastic and thermosetting compound capable of predicting and controlling quality and production schedule in the future as well as monitoring a current state of factory by acquiring various types of data generated during a manufacturing process such as a manufacturing schedule, a quality condition, or the like of a manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DYM Solution Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong Ha Park
  • Patent number: 10723026
    Abstract: The electronic device manufacturing apparatus includes a cable holding tool, a work stage, a robot section, a first position detector, a second position detector, and a controller. The first position detector detects positions in a two-dimensional plane direction of the cable held by the cable holding tool and the connector of the electronic device held by the work stage. The second position detector detects positions in a height direction of the cable held by the cable holding tool and the connector of the electronic device held by the work stage. The controller controls the robot section based on the detection result of the first position detector and the second position detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Takano, Minoru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10725485
    Abstract: A temperature controller for a substrate support in a substrate processing system includes a power parameter module configured to calculate a power parameter indicative of power supplied to the substrate support. A coolant temperature parameter module configured to calculate a coolant temperature parameter indicative of a temperature of a coolant supplied to the substrate support. A heat transfer gas parameter module is configured to calculate a heat transfer gas parameter indicative of flow rates of a heat transfer gas supplied to the substrate support. A temperature calculation module is configured to calculate a temperature of the substrate support using the power parameter, the coolant temperature parameter, and the heat transfer gas parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Joseph Wetzel, Alexander Bleakie, Jacob Frederick Theisen
  • Patent number: 10712724
    Abstract: An input system and failsafe automation system, wherein the failsafe automation system includes a motion controller connected to multiple failsafe processors that are each respectively associated with a safety level, and wherein the motion controller includes at least one associated drive, where the respective drive is respectively associated with areas and each respective area has an associated safety level that indicates the level of (fail)safety level with which the respective area needs to be established such that the failsafe automation system allows individual areas in spaces such as production halls to be easily equipped with the necessary (fail)safety level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johannes Extra, Hermann Jartyn
  • Patent number: 10709919
    Abstract: Fire suppression systems (10) for vehicles and industrial applications including arrangements of an input bus (24) and output bus (26) coupled to a centralized controller (20) to provide for automatic and manual detection of a fire (H) and manual and automatic system actuation in response to the fire. The arrangements further provide for system information regarding the status and operation of the system components. Additionally, the arrangement of system components provide for expandability and programmability to configure the system for the protection of multiple and variable hazards (H) using customized or programmed detection and/or actuation. The systems include configured connectors (25) and colour coded schemes to facilitate system installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Tyco Fire Products LP
    Inventors: Derek M. Sandahl, Brian L. Counts, Marvin B. Fernstrum, Chad Ryczek, Saul Escalante-Ortiz, John T. Werth, Gregory J. Lilley, David R. Strehlow, Anthony J. Kreft, Thomas John Myers, John S. Bushert, Richard J. Hackl, Marvin D. Thorell
  • Patent number: 10699035
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for managing a part design. The method comprises processing, by a computer system, a finite element model for a part to refine a part topology and generate a number of configurations, in which each configuration has a part weight and a number of different parameters that change the part weight and meet a specification for the part. The method analyzes a part geometry model and a selected manufacturing process to estimate a resource use for manufacturing the part. In response to determining that the part weight or the resource use for a configuration is unacceptable, the method iteratively edits the configuration, refines the part topology to generate an updated configuration, and analyzes the selected manufacturing process to estimate the resource use, until an optimized configuration is identified. The method outputs a file for the optimized configuration, enabling manufacturing of the part using the part design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Omid B. Nakhjavani
  • Patent number: 10691106
    Abstract: The present invention relates to numerical controller having a function for collecting the data regarding machining without using external devices such as data logger and outputting the data in batch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Kanemaru
  • Patent number: 10673235
    Abstract: In a power system voltage reactive power monitoring control device, a balance between the power system voltage and the reactive power can be maintained even when, for example, the output of renewable energy varies over time due to the weather, or the power supply configuration or system configuration changes, and the economic efficiency can be improved. In the power system voltage reactive power monitoring control device, which supplies transmission data to individual devices capable of adjusting the voltage and the reactive power of a power system, indices indicating the stability of the power system are used to determine one or more target value restrictions, information about the target value is obtained from the target value restrictions, transmission data containing information about the target value is supplied to the individual devices, and the voltage and reactive power at the relevant installation site are adjusted by the individual devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eisuke Kuroda, Daichi Kato, Osamu Tomobe, Haruki Miyoshi, Shintaro Ueno
  • Patent number: 10671053
    Abstract: A numerical controller (100) capable of shortening the cycle time during tool replacement without modifying an existing program is provided. A numerical controller (100) includes a block information checking unit (108) that analyzes a program for respective blocks. When it is determined that one or two or more feed axis positioning commands are present before a tool replacement command found in the analysis result of the program, the block information checking unit (108) modifies the analysis result of the program so that a rotating tool axis orientation operation in the tool replacement command is executed during execution of a feed axis positioning command in any one of the one or two or more feed axis positioning command blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takenori Ono
  • Patent number: 10656615
    Abstract: A received-data writer of a network unit records first data in a first data area when a flag is set indicating that a write is allowed, and records second data in a second data area. The first data are data for which data consistency is to be guaranteed among received data that is received from the first slave station and a second slave station, and the second data are data for which real-timeliness is to be guaranteed among the received data. A first transferrer of a CPU transfers the first data recorded in the first data area to a first storage at an interval of a first transfer period when the flag is set indicating that a read is allowed. A second transferrer of the CPU transfers the second data recorded in the second data area to a second storage at an interval of a second transfer period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Annen