Patents Examined by Kenneth M Lo
  • Patent number: 11906179
    Abstract: An air conditioning control apparatus acquires an audio signal for controlling air conditioners (outdoor units and indoor units) from a mobile terminal via the Internet. The air conditioning control apparatus specifies from among the air conditioners at least one air conditioner to be controlled based on the acquired audio signal. The air conditioning control apparatus generates control commands for controlling the specified air conditioner based on the acquired audio signal. The air conditioning control apparatus transmits the generated control commands to the specified air conditioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Shuichi Tatei
  • Patent number: 11899432
    Abstract: An industrial integrated development environment (IDE) provides a development framework for designing, programming, and configuring multiple aspects of an industrial automation system using a common design environment and data model. Projects creating using embodiments of the IDE system can be built on an object-based model rather than, or in addition to, a tag-based architecture. To this end, the IDE system can support the use of automation objects that serve as building blocks for this object-based development structure. These automation objects represent corresponding physical industrial assets and have associated programmatic attributes relating to those assets. Automation objects can be maintained in shared libraries that can be referenced by system projects. The IDE system can notify projects that reference these automation objects of updates to the object libraries, including edits to existing objects or addition of new objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Stump, Anthony Carrara, Adam Gregory, Lorenzo Majewski, Eashwer Srinivasan, Srdjan Josipovic, Michael J Coan, Christopher Edward Stanek
  • Patent number: 11892187
    Abstract: A device such as a smart thermostat is provided for controlling heating and cooling systems. The device is operable to execute an energy control program to control the heating and a cooling systems based upon different control strategies: a first control strategy that compares the at least one temperature setpoint in the programming schedule to the current measured dry bulb temperature to determine whether to engage or disengage the heating and a cooling systems, and a second control strategy that compares the at least one temperature setpoint in the programming schedule to a normalized humidex temperature to determine whether to engage or disengage the heating and a cooling systems, the normalized humidex temperature being the current measured dry bulb temperature modified by historical humidity values to provide an indicator of thermal comfort within the premise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Kevin Trinh
  • Patent number: 11886162
    Abstract: A method for identifying pitch error and yaw error of a numerically-controlled (NC) machine tool, including: acquiring a Cartesian coordinate system of a target machine tool; setting each axis of the Cartesian coordinate system as movement axis, where each movement axis has three measurement trajectories, and the three measurement trajectories are mutually parallel to the corresponding axis, and not on the same plane; selecting an axis as the movement axis; and obtaining positioning error data between an actual operation measurement point and an ideal operation measurement point of the target machine tool when the target machine tool moves along the three measurement trajectories corresponding to the movement axis; and according to spatial angle geometric relationship and the positioning error data, obtaining a pitch error angle and a yaw error angle of the target machine tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Huanlao Liu, Jialin Hou, Yulin Wang, Can Liu, Chuanjing Zhang, Qunlong Zhou
  • Patent number: 11874678
    Abstract: There are disclosed a vibration control device and a vibration control method that control shaft torsional vibration and machine stand vibration without installing a special sensor or measurement instrument. A vibration control device includes an amplification factor change unit that changes an amplification factor of an amplification unit used for amplifying a deviation between a command value and a detection value in a servo amplifier, a vibration detection unit that measures the frequency and the amplitude of vibration superimposed on a moving part, and a filter change unit that changes a filter based on the frequency and the amplitude detected by the vibration detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventor: Masashi Miyaji
  • Patent number: 11869278
    Abstract: A method for determining a status of one of multiple machine components of a machine on the basis of a digital machine model, wherein the digital machine model describes the multiple machine components, includes the steps of: determining component manufacturer data of the multiple machine components; determining machine manufacturer data of the multiple machine components; determining machine operator data of the multiple machine components; and determining the status of the one of the multiple machine components by linking the determined component manufacturer data, the determined machine manufacturer data and the determined machine operator data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Lenze Automation GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Guethoff, Nico Scholze
  • Patent number: 11868118
    Abstract: An industrial automation component, a computer program and a computer-readable medium and method for configuring an industrial automation component, wherein at least one feature of the industrial automation component that is not configurable with an engineering system supporting the component, non-supported feature, is configured by interpreting a description of a configuration of the at least one non-supported feature with an on-board compiler of the component and integrating the interpreted description to a basic configuration having been generated with the engineering system and with respect to at least one further feature, supported feature, of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventor: Holger Strobel
  • Patent number: 11860600
    Abstract: A programmable display device includes: an obtaining section for obtaining data; a setting accepting section for accepting, via a setting screen displayed in response to predetermined operation, a process setting for a content of a process to be executed for the data and information for executing the process; and a process executing section for executing the process in accordance with the process setting, the setting accepting section accepting the process setting in a state where the obtaining section is executing the obtaining of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Kitano, Tsutomu Itabashi
  • Patent number: 11859847
    Abstract: Systems and methods for training a reinforcement learning (RL) model for HVAC control are disclosed herein. Simulated experience data for the HVAC system is generated or received. The simulated experience data is used to initially train the RL model for HVAC control. The HVAC system operates within a building using the RL model and generates real experience data. A determination may be made to retrain the RL model. The real experience data is used to retrain the RL model. In some embodiments, both the simulated and real experience data are used to retrain the RL model. Experience data may be sampled according to various sampling functions. The RL model may be retrained multiple times over time. The RL model may be retrained less frequently over time as more real experience data is used to train the RL model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventors: Young M. Lee, Zhanhong Jiang, Viswanath Ramamurti, Sugumar Murugesan, Kirk H. Drees, Michael James Risbeck
  • Patent number: 11850661
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for providing control data for an additive manufacturing device. The method includes accessing computer-based model data of a section of the object to be manufactured, defining a first portion and an adjoining second portion within the object section, and producing a data model of a region of a layer of the object section. Within the region a first portion cross-section cuts through the first portion and a second portion cross-section cuts through the second portion. An energy input parameter in the data model has, on average, a different value in the first portion cross-section than in the second portion cross-section and the energy beam is moved over the boundary of the first and second portion. Control data corresponding to the data model is provided for the generation of a control data set for the additive manufacturing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
    Inventors: Michael Göth, Ludger Hümmeler, Alexander Bockstaller
  • Patent number: 11853026
    Abstract: Various embodiments include methods and apparatuses to provide human safety and machine safety and operations. In one example, a distributed interlock system includes at least one master device coupled to a number of slave device. The slave devices receive signals from one or more tools and provide the signals to the master device. The master device evaluates the signals and prevents unsafe conditions prior to one or more command executions, related to the unsafe conditions, being transmitted to one or more of the slave devices. Other methods and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Tu, Dirk Rudolph, Ales Janhar, John Folden Stumpf, Justin Remulla
  • Patent number: 11853019
    Abstract: Disclosed is an intelligent control system of spunlace production line, which includes a data acquiring module, which is used for acquiring and storing real-time production line data; the production line data includes cotton feeding roller value, real-time moisture value, real-time speed value and real-time gram weight value; the data process module is used for classify and controlling that production line data, and giving the adjustment opinions of the cotton feeding roller parameters; the parameter control module is used for verifying the parameter adjustment opinions and applying the opinions to the control system; the data acquiring module, the data processing module and the parameter control module are connected in sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Jinan Winson New Materials Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaohui Shi, Zhenwu Ma, Tengfei Ma, Shizhao Peng, Ke Shi, Dongpeng Song, Yijun Liu, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 11846416
    Abstract: A device and method select an optimal boiler combustion model from among a plurality of boiler combustion models for boiler combustion to update a memory in which the boiler combustion models are stored. The device includes a memory configured to store first boiler combustion models that are derived in advance and second boiler combustion models that are derived in advance; and a processor configured to select an optimal boiler combustion model from among the first and second boiler combustion models and to update the memory according to characteristics of the selected optimal boiler combustion model. The processor may further generate a third boiler combustion model for the combustion of the boiler to select the optimal boiler combustion model from among the first to third boiler combustion models and verification data for model verification through the latest data measured in the boiler and data on basic characteristics of the measured data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventors: Sang Gun Na, Jwa Young Maeng
  • Patent number: 11846923
    Abstract: An automation system for monitoring a safety-critical process includes a platform, a fail-safe peripheral module, and a safe runtime environment. The platform executes user programs. The user programs include a first user program and a second user program, which together implement a safety function. The second user program is diversitary with respect to the first user program. The fail-safe peripheral module couples the user programs with the safety-critical process. The safe runtime environment is implemented on the platform independently of the user programs and provides the user programs with safe resources independent of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Schweiker, Daniel Bakovic, Uwe Schoch
  • Patent number: 11843247
    Abstract: In prior art grid systems, power-line control is done by substation based large systems that use high-voltage (HV) circuits to get injectable impedance waveforms that can create oscillations on the HV power lines. Intelligent impedance injection modules (IIMs) are currently being proposed for interactive power line control and line balancing. These IIMs distributed over the high-voltage lines or installed on mobile platforms and connected to the HV power lines locally generate and inject waveforms in an intelligent fashion to provide interactive response capability to commands from utility for power line control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Smart Wires Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Ginart, Michael T. Garrison Stuber, Haroon Inam, Shreesha Adiga Manoor
  • Patent number: 11841697
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and manufacturing systems that select fasteners for pre-feeding and, in some examples, pre-feed the selected fasteners. These methods involve aggregating historical manufacturing data, comprising hole identifications and fastener grip lengths, previously selected for these hole identifications. A specific grip length and a corresponding fastener repeatability rating are then determined for each hole identification from this historical manufacturing data. For example, a specific grip length corresponds to the most frequently selected grip length for this hole identification. In some examples, the historical manufacturing data is analyzed using machine learning. The fastener repeatability rating is compared to an operating threshold, in some examples, to determine if the corresponding grip length should be selected for a particular hole location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Inventors: Amelia R. Gonzalez, Richard Agudelo, Michael Rojas, Gabrielle Forgione, Benjamin B. Warner, Skye Jenkins, Benjamin Christian Culver, III
  • Patent number: 11841701
    Abstract: A method for visually displaying a facility mimic diagram of a technical facility which has an operator station server and an operator station client, wherein the method includes transferring the facility mimic diagram from the operator station server to the operator station client, where the facility mimic diagram includes an alarm signal indicator, communicating a duration for visually displaying the indicator, visually displaying the facility mimic diagram with the alarm signal indicator, informing the operator station client about an emergence of a new alarm signal in the management system via a message, determining a value an actual display time has to visually display the alarm signal indicator, determining whether a display time for the visual display of the alarm signal indicator with the new alarm signal would overshoot the value of the duration, limiting the visual display of the alarm signal indicator when the available duration is overshot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Inventors: Benjamin Lutz, Georg Kluge
  • Patent number: 11835935
    Abstract: A power tool element indicating system (100) comprises a detection device (102) in communication with a replaceable and/or adjustable element (104), such as a blade, a chain or other element, of a power tool (106), to determine that the replaceable and/or adjustable element of the power tool requires replacement or adjustment. The system comprises an indicator (108), such as a LED, or a display, or other indicator, in communication with the detection device to indicate to a user that the replaceable and/or adjustable element requires replacement or adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Techtronic Cordless GP
    Inventor: Todd Rickey
  • Patent number: 11835929
    Abstract: Disclosed is a control device of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventors: Sehoon Oh, Hanul Jung
  • Patent number: 11829873
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is technology for performing predictive modeling to identify inputs for a manufacturing process. An example method may include receiving expected output data for a manufacturing process, wherein the expected output data defines an attribute of an output of the manufacturing process; accessing a plurality of machine learning models that model the manufacturing process; determining, using a first machine learning model, input data for the manufacturing process based on the expected output data for the manufacturing process, wherein the input data comprises a value for a first input and a value for a second input; combining the input data determined using the first machine learning model with input data determined using the second machine learning model to produce a set of inputs for the manufacturing process, wherein the set of inputs comprises candidate values for the first input and candidate values for the second input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Sidharth Bhatia, Dermot Cantwell, Serghei Malkov, Jie Feng