Patents Examined by Kelvin Booker
  • Patent number: 10209751
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are disclosed of a relay switch control configured for connection between a power source and a load. The control includes a processor having a clock upon which an operating frequency of the processor is based, and a sealed relay operable by the processor to electrically connect or disconnect the power source and the load. The relay switch control can start power to the load through the relay after a randomized time delay determined by the processor using a value of a counter of the processor. The counter is updated as a function of cycles of the clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Bradley C. Zikes, David L. Vie, Randy T. Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10198935
    Abstract: A controlling device having an activity mode corresponding to a controllable activity in which activation of a command key within a logical group of command keys of the controlling device causes a transmission of command data to control one or more functional operations of an intended target appliance. For a controllable activity the controlling device has a memory in which is stored a plurality of predetermined appliance to logical group of command keys mappings. To configure the controlling device for the controllable activity one or more predetermined keys of the controlling device are activated to thereby designate one or more intended target appliances for the controllable activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kohanek, Ramzi Ammari
  • Patent number: 10199863
    Abstract: Techniques for curtailing a power generation system utilizing a message bus may be provided. Power generation data of a message bus system associated with an energy generation system may be subscribed to over a network. The message bus system may be configured to manage messages between the energy generation system, a system load metering device, and/or a server computer. The power generation data of the energy generation system may be received from the message bus system. In some examples, a control signal may be generated to curtail an overgeneration condition of the energy generation system based at least in part on the received power generation data when the overgeneration condition is occurring. The control signal may be published to the message bus system for communication to the energy generation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SolarCity Corporation
    Inventor: Eric Daniel Carlson
  • Patent number: 10198696
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in adjusting a controllable system based on a user-communication input, such as non-detailed or indiscriminate input. The apparatus includes a processor and a computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations for determining an objective system command, corresponding to the user input, for use in adjusting the controllable system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Claudia V. Goldman-Shenhar, Asaf Degani, Omer Deutsch, Sean Richard Stelzer, Timothy J. Grost
  • Patent number: 10182869
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wearable injection guides are described, which include: acquiring one or more digital images of a body region of an individual with at least one image capture device; creating a digitally rendered model of a wearable injection guide from the one or more digital images of the body region of the individual; adding one or more digitally rendered fiducials indicative of at least one treatment parameter to the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide; and forming the wearable injection guide from the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide, the formed wearable injection guide including one or more fiducials corresponding to the one or more digitally rendered fiducials on the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Mahalaxmi Gita Bangera, Edward S. Boyden, Hon Wah Chin, Gregory J. Della Rocca, Daniel Hawkins, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Robert Langer, Eric C. Leuthardt, Stephen L. Malaska, Terence Myckatyn, Parag Jitendra Parikh, Dennis J. Rivet, Joshua S. Shimony, Michael A. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Sharon L. Wolda, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10186874
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system, and particularly, to an HVDC transmission system control device associated with a power generation energy system. An HVDC transmission system control device according to an embodiment includes a wind power generation amount predicting unit configured to receive energy generated by a wind power generation device for a predetermined time, and predict a wind power generation amount on the basis of the received energy, a possible power generation amount predicting unit configured to determine an amount of energy generated by the wind power generation device and a transmission capacity corresponding to the amount of energy, on the basis of the predicted wind power generation amount, and a control unit configured to output energy to a power transformation device on the basis of the amount of energy and the transmission capacity predicted by the possible power generation amount predicting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Kil Choi, Ho Seok Choi
  • Patent number: 10185334
    Abstract: The present application provides a method and device for detecting temperature of a radio remote unit, to solve the problem that an RRU could be damaged due to an excessively high temperature. The method includes: acquiring temperature data of a radio remote unit; configuring power data of the radio remote unit according to the temperature data, when the temperature data is less than a temperature threshold or within the temperature threshold; and closing radio frequency channel(s) of the radio remote unit when the temperature data is more than the temperature threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoyu Lei, Tao Duan, Huarong Sun, Liqiang Xing
  • Patent number: 10180671
    Abstract: The invention discloses a context awareness control device, system and method. The context awareness control device comprises a connection module, a sensor module, an emission control module, an information processing module and an adjustment control module. The sensor module collects environmental information and transmits the environmental information to the information processing module. The information processing module collects use information of a terminal device through the connection module. The adjustment control module makes a comparison between the function situation information and the pre-stored better environment value according to the detected currently executing function, outputs a first environment control signal according to the comparison results to adjust the working state of the terminal device and emits a second environment control signal through the emission control module to adjust the working state of the electrical equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SKYWORTH-RGB ELECTRONIC CO., LTD
    Inventor: Chunyuan Fu
  • Patent number: 10166123
    Abstract: A method, computer program product and computer system for mode selection of a prosthesis is provided. A processor of a wearable device receives a first input from a user. A processor of a wearable device determines the first input indicates a change to a mode of operation of the prosthesis. A processor of a wearable device sends a first command to the prosthesis to change the mode of operation of the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Thomas D. Fitzsimmons, Joseph D. Harvey, Douglas E. Rohde
  • Patent number: 10156224
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a wind turbine based on sensor readings are provided. A signal path between a sensor and a turbine controller can be modified and a secondary controller can be inserted between the turbine controller and the sensor. The secondary controller can receive a signal from the sensor and adjust the signal to an adjusted signal. The adjusted signal can be communicated to the turbine controller which can control operation of the wind turbine based at least in part on the adjusted signal. In this way, the operation of the wind turbine based on various sensor readings can be adjusted to provide for increased energy production without requiring access to computer-readable instructions, such as source code, implemented by the wind turbine controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joseph Lawrence Chacon, Kristina Anne Gerber, Noah Pennington
  • Patent number: 10139787
    Abstract: Exemplary systems, methods, and apparatuses for distributed intelligence in facility lighting control are provided. A facility lighting system may be organized into multiple control areas, each of which may include one or more component devices. Each lighting control area may be associated with a control apparatus, which controls the operation of the lighting devices of the associated control area based on various types of signal information. Signal information may include information concerning local conditions or environments, as well as information from a centralized control server. Some embodiments further include monitoring the operation and predicting fault states of the lighting control area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Charles Huizenga, Alex Do
  • Patent number: 10141780
    Abstract: A smart grid monitoring device with multi-agent function is provided, which may include a measurement module, a communication module and a control module. The measurement module may measure at least one real-time electric signal of a power transaction system or an electric unit. The control module may execute a self-developed program to provide at least one agent functionality and then control the electric unit according to the at least one real-time electric signals measured; the communication module can transmit the at least one real-time electric signal to other monitoring devices or the main computer of the power dispatch transaction system, and can control the electric unit according to the at least one electric signal. The communication module can receive electric demand signals from the power company or other monitoring devices of the power dispatch transaction system via the main computer to execute the electricity transaction with the bidding mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C.
    Inventors: Shyh-Wern Sun, Chen-Min Chan, Yih-Der Lee, Yung-Ruei Chang
  • Patent number: 10134097
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a smart grid system and a method for distributing resources in the system. The smart grid system according to the present invention comprises at least one non-shiftable device; at least one controllable device; and at least one shiftable device; wherein price data are provided at each stage, the non-shiftable device is always provided with its resource requirements, the controllable device is provide with resources in the range of its resource requirements, and the shiftable device has its nominal resource requirements but not allowed to be provided with resources at the stage when resource price is highest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIVERSITY ERICA CAMPUS
    Inventors: Seung-Ho Hong, Mengmeng Yu
  • Patent number: 10136558
    Abstract: Thermal conditions at processing components disposed in an information handling system are estimated by applying conservation of energy and component power consumption so that discrete control of information handling system exhaust temperatures is more accurately maintained. For example, a PCI backplane communications card has its power consumption estimated based upon its width so that air flow through the information handling system is adequate to meet an exhaust temperature constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Hasnain Shabbir, Dominick A. Lovicott
  • Patent number: 10113762
    Abstract: An actuator system having an actuator with a rotatable shaft. The shaft may have a first running time to rotate from a first position to a second position in one direction. The shaft may have a second running time to rotate from a first position to a second position in another direction. The first and second running times may be separately adjustable. A motor may be connected through a gear train to the rotatable shaft. A processor may control a rotation of the motor and thus the running times of the shaft. The running times may be adjusted with signals to the processor from a remote controller connected to the processor via a communications bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Cory Grabinger, Adrienne Thomle, Torrey William McNallan, Daniel Waseen
  • Patent number: 10111761
    Abstract: A method, computer program product and computer system for mode selection of a prosthesis is provided. A processor of a wearable device receives a first input from a user. A processor of a wearable device determines the first input indicates a change to a mode of operation of the prosthesis. A processor of a wearable device sends a first command to the prosthesis to change the mode of operation of the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Thomas D. Fitzsimmons, Joseph D. Harvey, Douglas E. Rohde
  • Patent number: 10108186
    Abstract: A method to operate a production plant having a plurality of work regions in which respective work stations are arranged to carry out at least on respective work step, and having at least one transport system that transports goods to be processed on at least one predetermined path between the work stations, involves selecting the arrangement of the work stations, the work step that is able to be carried out by the respective work station, and the at least one predetermined path according to at least one predetermined criterion that is related to a production requirement, and adapting these due to a change of the at least one criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Willi Klumpp, Matthias Reichenbach, Matthias Schreiber, Volker Zipter, Michael Zuern
  • Patent number: 10107262
    Abstract: Method of operating a wind turbine rotational system having a plurality of drives and a central control system (CCS), each drive having a motor and an electronic converter. The CCS sends speed and torque setpoints to the electronic converters, and the electronic converters drive the motors in accordance with said setpoints. The method comprises designating one of the drives as master drive and the other drives as slave drives. The method also comprises the CCS determining a master speed setpoint and a master torque setpoint, and sending said setpoints to the master drive. The method further comprises the CCS obtaining the real torque and speed of the motor of the master drive and sending a slave speed setpoint and a slave torque setpoint to each slave drive, said slave speed setpoint based on the master speed setpoint and said slave torque setpoint equal to the obtained real torque of the master drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: GE RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES WIND B.V.
    Inventor: Pedro Palomares Rentero
  • Patent number: 10101721
    Abstract: A method determines an optimized production schedule of a production line including a hybrid multi-cluster tool formed by a plurality of single-arm tools and dual-arm tools interconnected with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MACAU UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Naiqi Wu, Fajun Yang, Yan Qiao, Mengchu Zhou
  • Patent number: 10088828
    Abstract: A numerical control device with a function to prevent a problem caused by a rapid stop of a processing operation due to a motor overheating during processing. A temperature comparator obtains a load ratio T/Tmax or Tw/Tmax which is a ratio of the motor temperature T or predicted temperature Tw to a maximum allowable temperature Tmax stored in a storage device. When the load ratio T/Tmax or Tw/Tmax is over a threshold Tp stored in a storage, the device is placed in an alarm mode to shutdown the power supply to the motor after the processing program is executed to the end of a sequence block or the end of the processing program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: OKUMA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoichi Kawai