Patents Examined by Michael J. Brown
  • Patent number: 10444727
    Abstract: An object is to provide the numerical control device of a machine tool which can achieve both a reduction in heat generation and stability in heavy cutting. A numerical control device includes a command transmission portion which transmits a speed command value and a magnetic flux command value to the spindle control portion of a machine tool and a storage portion which stores magnetic flux amounts corresponding to tools that may be used in the machine tool. The numerical control device also includes a tool detection portion which detects a tool selected in the machine tool and a magnetic flux amount setting portion which commands the command transmission portion to read, from the storage portion, a magnetic flux amount corresponding to the tool detected by the tool detection portion and to output the magnetic flux amount to the spindle control portion of the machine tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouki Oikawa, Yuuki Morita, Tadashi Okita
  • Patent number: 10447078
    Abstract: A method for configuring a process control system includes coupling an I/O module to a PLC coupled to field devices. For each field device, the PLC has registers storing data of values associated with the field device. The PLC is configured such that each field device is associated with a PLC control tag, and each control tag is associated with tag parameters corresponding to the registers for the field device. The method includes configuring the I/O module to associate the tag parameters with corresponding controller parameters such that, for each control tag, there is a set of controller parameters associated with the tag parameters for the control tag. The method includes instantiating an integration object and associating the integration object with one of the control tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Deborah R. Colclazier, Gary Law, David Mark Smith, Kenneth Marks, Alper Enver
  • Patent number: 10444725
    Abstract: A circuit protection device for an electrical distribution system includes a trip unit, a network interface, a processor, and a memory device. The trip unit is configured to selectively trip to prevent a flow of electrical current through the circuit protection device. The network interface is configured for communicative coupling to a communication network. The memory device stories instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to transmit, using the network interface, zones selective interlocking (ZSI) data to another circuit protection device coupled to the communication network. The ZSI data is formatted according to a network communication protocol of the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Shawn Alan Morgan, Lathom Alexander Louco, Jeffrey Marcel Kubascik, Lucas Ray Mallory, Craig Benjamin Williams
  • Patent number: 10423144
    Abstract: A ladder-library management apparatus that manages a library used in a machine connected via a network includes an incorporated-information storage area that stores incorporated information in which the machine is associated with identification information of a device connected to the machine and a version number of the library used for the device, a library storage area that stores library data in which the identification information, information about the device, and information about the library are associated with each other, and a library server that adds or updates the library provided in the machine on the basis of the library data stored in the library storage area and that updates the incorporated information stored in the incorporated-information storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10415578
    Abstract: Power consumption of a cooling fan of an information processing device is reduced. A processor reduces a speed of the cooling fan provided in the information processing device, and controls the cooling fan at a first speed when there is no problem with the operation of the information processing device, the first speed being obtained by reducing the speed of the cooling fan. An interface transmits first information indicating the first speed to a management device. The processor receives second information indicating a second speed from the management device that associates the first speed with identification information identifying the information processing device and stores therein the first information indicating the first speed and the identification information, and controls the speed of the cooling fan according to the second speed when the second speed is lower than the first speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasumichi Matsuura, Junichi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10416617
    Abstract: Disclosed is an injection molding system including: a state observation section observing, when injection molding is performed, physical-amounts relating to the injection molding that is being performed; a physical-amount data storage section storing the physical-amount data; a reward-conditions setting section setting reward conditions for machine learning; a reward calculation section calculating a reward based on the physical-amount data and the reward conditions; an operating-conditions adjustment learning section performing machine learning of adjusting operating conditions based on the reward calculated by the reward calculation section, the operating conditions, and the physical-amount data; a learning-result storage section storing a learning result of the machine learning by the operating-conditions adjustment learning section; and an operating-conditions adjustment-amount output section determining and outputting an operating condition to be adjusted and an adjustment amount based on the machine lea
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wataru Shiraishi, Kazuhiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10409265
    Abstract: A control device reads a slice image, positions a boundary line in an overlapped area in the slice image, extracts first and second image segments from the slice image, converts luminance values in the boundary line and an area in the first image segment to zero, converts luminance values in the boundary line and an area in the second image segment to zero, and outputs picture signals according to the image segments to projectors, respectively. The control device displaces the boundary line every time when it positions the boundary line in repeating such operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takayuki Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10406754
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods provide at least a controller for a print server which executes at least one additive manufacturing print process on an additive manufacturing printer. The disclosed embodiments may include a plurality of sensors capable of monitoring at least one of a build perimeter, a build height, and a build volume for an additive print build resultant from the additive manufacturing print; at least one processor associated with the print server and capable of receiving sensor data regarding the monitoring from the plurality of sensors, and comprising non-transitory computing code for applying to the sensor data a print process plan indicative of the additive print build; a comparator embedded in the non-transitory computing code for assessing a lack of compliance by the additive print build to the print process plan; and at least one modified output of the additive manufacturing print suitable to revise the compliance of the additive print build to the print process plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: JABIL INC.
    Inventors: William MacNeish, Erik Gjovik
  • Patent number: 10411475
    Abstract: Unique systems, methods, techniques and apparatuses for cloud-based control for power distribution systems are disclosed. One exemplary embodiment is a system comprising a microprocessor-based power management system in operative communication with a plurality of buildings located remotely from the power management system and a plurality of communication interface devices provided at corresponding ones of the plurality of buildings. The power management system is structured to perform a plurality of building unit-specific optimizations, evaluate a net power demand on the electrical power grid, reduce the net power demand on the electrical power grid while minimizing disruption to the resident-defined preference parameters, and transmit to each of the plurality of interface devices the one or more additional control commands corresponding to the specific building at which each interface device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Xianyong Feng
  • Patent number: 10409257
    Abstract: Positional applicator devices and methods are for application of stretchable electronics relative to subsurface features of an object. In some embodiments, a positional applicator device for applying a stretchable electronic device to a surface of an object includes: a holder for a stretchable electronic device; a signal emitter positioned to direct an emitted signal toward a surface of an object; a receiver positioned to detect a return signal from the surface of the object; circuitry operably connected to the signal emitter and the receiver, the circuitry configured to compare the emitted signal with the return signal in order to identify surface and subsurface features of the object; circuitry configured to compare the identified features with a map of surface and subsurface features of the object stored in memory; and a positioner, the positioner structured to apply the stretchable electronic device to a position on the surface of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Tony S. Pan, Elizabeth L. Schubert, Elizabeth A. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10401317
    Abstract: A wireless sensor measures properties of a substance and transmits the properties to a remote wireless receiver. The wireless sensor can be fully enclosed within a container containing the substance, allowing remote monitoring of the properties of the substance without compromising integrity of a closed system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Gate Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristian Michael Scaboo, Morten Juel Jensen
  • Patent number: 10399197
    Abstract: A method for confirming cutting tool's location includes: a position calculation unit basing on plural sleeve positions in a tool magazine to train and obtain training posture data and training signal strength data of each the sleeve position; and the position calculation unit sending a tool call command to move a target cutting tool among the cutting tool to a tool exchange position. The latter step includes: obtaining a posture data and a signal strength data of the target cutting tool; based on the posture data and the signal strength data, the position calculation unit comparing the training posture data and the training signal strength data to confirm a target sleeve location of the target cutting tool; and, rotating the tool magazine to move the target cutting tool from the target sleeve location to the tool exchange position. In addition, a machine system using the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chin-Ming Chen, Po-Hsiu Ko, Meng-Chiou Liao, Szu-Chia Lin
  • Patent number: 10404538
    Abstract: Technologies are disclosed that allow the firmware of a remotely located target device to be configured. The target device can receive a command to reboot into a special remote setup mode for remote configuration. Once in the remote setup mode, the firmware listens for and can respond to HTTP requests for information on configurable data and instructions to update the configurable data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: American Megatrends International, LLC
    Inventors: Stefano Righi, Madhan B. Santharam, Howelle Blaine Summers
  • Patent number: 10390501
    Abstract: A controller including Wi-Fi connectivity to the internet and adapted as an add-on over-riding controller for a controller of electric sprinkler valves. The over-riding controller provides local intelligence to optionally prevent an electrical output of the sprinkler controller from actuating a sprinkler valve if one or more parameter is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Technology West, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron G. Schoenberg, Alexander S. Whitelock
  • Patent number: 10393613
    Abstract: An analysis system includes a fluidic system includes a number of components that are interconnected to form a fluidic system having a plurality of flow paths. An example method of pressure testing the fluidic system includes (a) selecting a flow path from the plurality of flow paths through a flow cell in accordance with a prescribed test protocol; (b) actuating a pump to pressurize a fluid in the selected flow path; (c) generating pressure data representative of the pressure in the selected flow path; and (d) processing the pressure data to determine whether the selected flow path maintains pressure in a desired manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: Bradley Kent Drews, Kevin James Cappa
  • Patent number: 10383712
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for computer-aided planning of a repair or adjustment of a dental partial prosthesis with the following method steps: generation of a first digital 3D model of a jaw with the partial prosthesis positioned on the jaw as a prosthesis reference model (M1), generation of a second digital 3D model of the jaw, without the partial prosthesis, as a jaw model (M2), determination of a positional relationship of the prosthesis reference model (M1) to the jaw model (M2), generation of a digital prosthesis model (P) by subtracting the jaw model (M2) from the prosthesis reference model (M2) while taking the positional relationship into account, automatic identification and/or identification carried out by a user of holding and/or support elements in the prosthesis model (P), calculation of an insertion axis of the partial prosthesis on the basis of the prosthesis model (P), calculation of undercut depths, resulting from the insertion axis, of the holding and/or support elements in the pros
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Oskam
  • Patent number: 10386815
    Abstract: A machining management apparatus includes a tool information storage storing therein information relating to each cutting tool used in a machine tool and storing therein a coefficient n and a coefficient C in a tool life equation corresponding to tool life influencing factors including at least a workpiece and a cutting tool material, and an adapted cutting speed calculator executing a machining condition receiving processing of receiving information on the tool life influencing factors and information on a desired cutting speed, a coefficient recognition processing of recognizing the coefficient n and the coefficient C corresponding to the tool life influencing factors by referring to the tool information storage based on the received tool life influencing factor information, and a cutting speed calculation processing of calculating a cutting speed adapted to the desired cutting time according to the tool life equation based on the recognized coefficient n and coefficient C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: DMG MORI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Ono, Shizuo Nishikawa, Masataka Sakamoto, Kengo Kawai
  • Patent number: 10389124
    Abstract: A power distribution priority controller and a controlling method of a photovoltaic power generation system. The controller includes a calculating unit configured to calculate an electric device priority list according to running state information of electric devices and photovoltaic power generation data and to determine a preferred power distribution schemes; a controlling unit configured to acquire in real time the running state information of all electric devices, and control the electric devices according to the preferred power distribution schemes determined by the calculating unit; a communicating unit configured to transmit the photovoltaic power generation data, the running state information of electric devices, and control command information; a storage unit configured to store, in time units, the photovoltaic power generation data, the running state information of electric devices, and the preferred power distribution schemes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai
    Inventors: Du Yang, Yuhai Su, Guohua Jin, Huanming Xiao, Wencan Wang
  • Patent number: 10386808
    Abstract: A system parameter identification system uses a combination of relay control and sinusoidal injection to derive accurate estimates of system parameters of a controlled system or process while satisfying the rate-limit associated with some control applications. The system uses rate-limited relay control with hysteresis to place the system in oscillation. The system then switches the control signal from relay-based control to open-loop sinusoidal control using oscillation frequency, amplitude, and phase information obtained during the relay control stage. During the sinusoidal control phase, the plant output passes through a bandpass filter at the oscillation frequency to get a clean sinusoidal signal. The phase difference between the input and output signals and the output/input amplitude ratio are then obtained and used to calculate of the system parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: DANFOSS POWER ELECTRONICS A/S
    Inventors: Gang Tian, Adam Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10381835
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for managing an electric power delivery system. The systems and methods may limit generated power of the power delivery system from surpassing a load demand, in order to avoid system instability. The systems and methods may receive an excess generation value and manage generators to runback and/or shed to maintain excess generation below a threshold. The systems and methods may determine a plurality of generator groups for runback. The runback capacity of the generators may be compared against the excess generation. If the excess generation is not greater than the runback capacity, the systems and methods may select generator groups until the runback capacity of the selected groups is greater than the excess generation, and may runback those generators according to runback set points. The unselected generators may continue normal operation to be available for another runback request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishnanjan Gubba Ravikumar, Benjamin E. Armstrong, Maaz Syed Muhammad Kazmi