Patents Examined by M. N. Von Buhr
  • Patent number: 11451053
    Abstract: A method estimates a grid state of an electrical power distribution grid having a multiplicity of network sections, in which a central computer arrangement is used to receive measured values from measuring devices. A state estimation device is used to make a prediction of a future grid state, wherein a voltage and a phase angle are respectively ascertained for each network section, and in that a naive Bayes method is used for the prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Sylwia Henselmeyer
  • Patent number: 11408626
    Abstract: A controller for a plurality of heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) devices includes a processing circuit that includes one or more processors and memory. The controller detects a change in condition that affects an operating status of a first HVAC device of the plurality of HVAC devices. The controller uses schematic relationships between the plurality of HVAC devices to determine a reduced subset of the plurality of HVAC devices for which operating parameters are to be generated based on the operating status of the first HVAC device. The controller generates operating parameters for the reduced subset of the plurality of HVAC devices and operates the plurality of HVAC devices using the operating parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Andrew J. Przybylski, Graeme Willmott, John H. Burroughs
  • Patent number: 11402828
    Abstract: A method for improving a cycle time of a process of a product is provided. The method includes: collecting process profile data from a plurality of tool groups running the process, and calculating values of a plurality of key-performance-indicators (KPIs) of each tool group including calculating a standard deviation of an output of a stage of a bottleneck tool group of the tool groups; feeding the values of the KPIs and a work-in-progress (WIP) of each tool group into a neural network model in order to output an impact on the WIP for each KPI of each tool group by the neural network model; selecting a set of major KPIs of each tool group from the KPIs according to the impact of each tool group; and controlling the tool groups according to the impact of the set of major KPIs of each tool group in order to reduce a total WIP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Po-Yi Wang, Chao-Ming Cheng
  • Patent number: 11381081
    Abstract: Provided are energy device control systems for distributed grid subsystem that control a first power demand of a plurality of appliances. The control system comprises a graphical user interface configured to accept a user input indicative of a first demand and dynamic allocation flexibility associated with the a respective energy device; a communication interface configured to aggregate dynamic allocation values from a plurality of system nodes including at least the user input indicative of a first demand and the dynamic allocation flexibility; and at least one processor programmed to: generate a learning model for evaluating dynamic future allocation with future energy execution prediction, wherein the dynamic future allocation includes at least energy operational information based on a categorization of energy usage at a plurality of respective energy devices; and trigger energy generation on the energy grid at respective generator nodes according to the learning model and dynamic projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Clarity Grid Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin P. Hannon
  • Patent number: 11379937
    Abstract: A power management server comprises a controller configured to select based on a predetermined standard, from among a plurality of facilities including a distributed power supply, a first facility in which first processing is applied to the distributed power supply and a second facility in which second processing is applied to the distributed power supply. The first processing is processing of controlling an output power of the distributed power supply by using a first target value as a target value for purchased power purchased by the facility from a power provider. The second processing is processing of controlling the output power of the distributed power supply by using a second target value as the target value for the purchased power, the second target value being greater than the first target value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nodoka Nakagaki, Kenta Okino
  • Patent number: 11364685
    Abstract: According to an example, a computing apparatus may include a processing device and a machine readable storage medium on which is stored instructions that when executed by the processing device, cause the processing device to access, from a sensing device, information pertaining to formation of a part of a 3D object in a layer of build materials upon which fusing agent droplets have been or are to be selectively deposited. The instructions may also cause the processing device to predict, based upon the accessed information, a quality of the part and output an indication of the predicted quality of the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Carmen Blasco, Sergio Puigardeu Aramendia, Alejandro Manuel De Pena, Scott White
  • Patent number: 11359598
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus for determining at least one parameter of an energy conversion device, the method comprising determining one or more losses associated with the energy conversion device; determining at least one parameter of the energy conversion device by improving, varying, optimising or maximising at least one operational variable and/or output of the energy conversion device (such as a power output of the energy conversion device) by reducing, minimising or optimising the one or more losses or a function thereof; and determining a value, range or function of at least one parameter of the energy conversion device (such as a power or torque curve) associated with, or that results in, the improvement, variation, optimisation or maximisation of the at least one operational variable (e.g. power output) and/or output of the energy conversion device and/or that results in the reduction, minimisation or optimisation of the one or more losses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: POWER ENABLE SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Estanislao Juan Pablo Echenique Subiabre
  • Patent number: 11314304
    Abstract: Embodiments provide techniques for datacenter power management using variable power sources. Power from the variable power sources is stored in a power cache. An optimization engine receives input criteria such as power availability from non-variable and variable power sources, as well as one or more power management goals. The optimization engine implements a dispatch strategy that dispatches stored energy from the power cache and feeds it to the datacenter, resulting in a mixture of non-variable and variable power sources used to achieve the power management goals, such as reduced power cost, increased power availability, and lowered carbon footprint for the datacenter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Karimulla Raja Shaikh, Nikhil Sharma, Ravi Subramaniam, Shankar Ramamurthy
  • Patent number: 11301013
    Abstract: A load control device for controlling the power delivered from an AC power source to an electrical load is able to receive radio-frequency (RF) signals from a Wi-Fi-enabled device, such as a smart phone, via a wireless local area network. The load control device comprises a controllably conductive device, a controller for rendering the controllably conductive device conductive and non-conductive, and a Wi-Fi module operable to receive the RF signals directly from the wireless network. The controller may cooperate with one or more other devices to synchronize in time the adjustments made by one or more load control devices that are operable to control the power delivered to one or more electrical loads. The one or more load control devices may also cooperate with one or more Internet based information providers to provide preconfigured and condition based adjustments of the one or more electrical loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company, LLC
    Inventor: John Bull
  • Patent number: 11296505
    Abstract: A method is for analyzing the correlation between different line loss actions, which records, for each individual to which line loss actions occur, all the line loss actions that occur to the individual; and counts, based on two categorization manners: by individual and by line loss action, line loss actions recorded in the database, to obtain line loss action counting results corresponding to respective categorization manners; then, based on the two counting results, collects respective multi-line loss action sequences; and acquires probability data as a data source for probability calculation, to obtain line loss action occurrence conditional probabilities for different line loss actions, so that a targeted a targeted loss reduction plan can be formulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
    Inventors: Jian Li, Qi Huang, Haotian Chang, Weihao Hu, Dongsheng Cai, Zhenyuan Zhang, Jianbo Yi, Jianhua Zhou, Zhibin Deng, Xiaofeng Hu
  • Patent number: 11288609
    Abstract: A recursive structure of inference rules is disclosed that enables translation of sensed data into high level predicates, e.g. to authorize the starts and ends of actions and detect violation of invariants, hence enabling coordination at different levels and/or across different domains at the same level within a multi-domain architecture. In embodiments, a processor may receive a condition configured to authorize an action of a system having equipment; identify a rule as a potential supporter of the condition in response to determining that the rule is associated with the condition; infer an implicant of the rule to be true when prerequisites of an antecedent of the rule are determined to be true; activate the rule in response to determining that the antecedent is true, wherein a validity of the condition is based on activation of the rule; and instruct the equipment to perform the action based on the validity of the condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maria Fox, Derek Long, Rustam Isangulov
  • Patent number: 11268729
    Abstract: A method for providing environmental comfort includes obtaining measurements of a dry bulb temperature, a relative humidity, and an airflow rate for an indoor space, calculating an apparent temperature for the indoor space using the measurements, and generating a visualization comprising a comfort band and a value of each of the apparent temperature, the dry bulb temperature, the relative humidity, and the airflow rate for the indoor space plotted relative to the comfort band along independent axes. The method also includes controlling building equipment to drive the value of one or more of the apparent temperature, the dry bulb temperature, the relative humidity, or the airflow rate into the comfort band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Soumyadeep Ray, Sayan Chakraborty, Milan Mitra, Anjani Kumari
  • Patent number: 11267179
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method which is used to operate an injection molding machine for processing plastics, which has a mold closing unit (F) for opening and closing an injection mold (M) having at least one mold cavity (12) in order to produce an injection molded part (13), an injection molding unit (S) for plasticizing and injecting new plasticizable material into the mold cavity (12), and a control system (11) for operating the injection molding machine (10). Stored in the control system is expert knowledge (E) about the operation of the injection molding machine and the peripheral devices (P) of the latter which may possibly be present and about the production of injection molded parts (13) using injection molding technology, in order to produce an injection molded part (13) using interactive contact as needed by an operator by using injection molding parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: ARBURG GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Herbert Kraibühler, Eberhard Duffner
  • Patent number: 11262713
    Abstract: A method for calculating control parameters of a heating supply power of a heating network, pertaining to the technical field of operation and control of a power system containing multiple types of energy. The method: establishing a heating network simulation model that simulates a thermal dynamic process of the heating network; starting an upward simulation based on the heating network simulation model to obtain first control parameters from a set of up adjustment amounts; starting a downward simulation based on the heating network simulation model, to obtain second control parameters from a set of down adjustment amounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hongbin Sun, Qinglai Guo, Bin Wang, Zhaoguang Pan
  • Patent number: 11234380
    Abstract: In some embodiments, systems and methods provide an irrigation control system, comprising: an irrigation controller comprising an irrigation control unit; a power source; a microcontroller; and a modulator, wherein the modulator is configured to output modulated power signals; a plurality of switches coupled to an output of the modulator and independently controlled by the microcontroller; and a plurality of two-wire path output connectors each coupled to a corresponding one of the plurality of switches, wherein each of the plurality of two-wire path output connectors is configured to be connected to a corresponding two-wire path of a plurality of two-wire paths to which multiple decoder-based irrigation control units can be connected and controlled, wherein the microcontroller is further configured to operate the plurality of switches to couple and decouple the modulated power signals from the output of the modulator to one or more of the plurality of two-wire path output connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventors: Anderson Micu, Andrew M. Nguyen, Jonathan I. Marsters, Harvey J. Nickerson, Daniel B. Zimet
  • Patent number: 11221611
    Abstract: A power tool includes a housing and a sensor, a machine learning controller, a motor, and an electronic controller supported by the housing. The sensor is configured to generate sensor data indicative of an operational parameter of the power tool. The machine learning controller includes a first processor and a first memory and is coupled to the sensor. The machine learning controller further includes a machine learning control program configured to receive the sensor data, process the sensor data using the machine learning control program, and generate an output based on the sensor data using the machine learning control program. The electronic controller includes a second processor and a second memory and is coupled to the motor and to the machine learning controller. The electronic controller is configured to receive the output from the machine learning controller and control the motor based on the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Abbott, John S. Dey, IV
  • Patent number: 11183872
    Abstract: Computer software and a system are disclosed to provide group control and network operations to/for a multiplicity of distributed energy storage units. The group control software and system can connect multiple individual distributed energy storage units and operate those units in synchronicity to create a large virtual energy storage device. Methods of controlling the distributed energy storage units include: a browser-based online user portal, or network-based, system-to-system protocols by third-party operation controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: WÄRTSILÄ NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Sen Zhang
  • Patent number: 11181291
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of air conditioning technology. In particular, it involves a control method and control device based on a DC variable speed AC compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Jianliang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11181875
    Abstract: A system for monitoring and controlling a central plant includes a high level optimizer, a subplant monitor, a user interface, and a dispatch graphical user interface (GUI) generator. The central plant includes a plurality of subplants configured to serve a thermal energy load. The high level optimizer is configured to determine recommended subplant loads for each of the plurality of subplants. The subplant monitor is configured to monitor the central plant and identify actual subplant loads for each of the plurality of subplants. The user interface is configured to receive manual subplant loads specified by a user. The dispatch GUI generator is configured to generate a dispatch GUI and present the dispatch GUI via the user interface. The dispatch GUI includes the recommended subplant loads, the actual subplant loads, and the manual subplant loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: James P. Kummer, Matthew J. Asmus, Michael J. Wenzel, Carol T. Tumey, Lisa E. Strand, Dennis J. Flood, Nicole A. Madison, Peter A. Kinsella, Joseph P. Carmody
  • Patent number: 11164768
    Abstract: A controller is configured to perform at least a first characterization process prior to at least one discrete backside film deposition process on a semiconductor wafer; perform at least an additional characterization process following the at least one discrete backside film deposition process; determine at least one of a film force or one or more in-plane displacements for at least one discrete backside film deposited on the semiconductor wafer via the at least one discrete backside film deposition process based on the at least the first characterization process and the at least the additional characterization process; and provide at least one of the film force or the one or more in-plane displacements to at least one process tool via at least one of a feed forward loop or a feedback loop to improve performance of one or more fabrication processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: KLA Corporation
    Inventors: Pradeep Vukkadala, Mark D. Smith, Ady Levy, Prasanna Dighe, Dieter Mueller