Patents Examined by Michael W Choi
  • Patent number: 11971018
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to systems, devices and methods for the efficient use of utilities, more particularly to the distribution and provision of electricity supply at appropriate voltages, monitoring and usage by end devices, and to facilitating consumers in changing their energy usage behaviour, and to adopt and easily install appropriate sustainable, energy efficient or renewable technologies. Said end devices typically including traditional electric, electronic and lighting appliances requiring AC or DC power provision or low voltage DC power via AC/DC converters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Moixa Energy Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Simon Richard Daniel, Christopher Verity Wright
  • Patent number: 11969805
    Abstract: A method and device for milling a large-diameter aspheric surface by using a splicing method and a polishing method to solve the problems of large time consumption and serious tool wear in the machining of a meter-scale large-diameter aspheric surface are disclosed. where an aspheric surface is discretized into a series of rings with different radii, and the rings are sequentially machined via generating cutting by using an annular grinding wheel tool with an outer diameter less than ¼ of a diameter of the aspheric surface; the rings are equally spaced, there are a total of N rings, and a width of any ring is jointly determined by the Nth ring, the (N?1)th ring, positioning accuracy and a generatrix equation of the aspheric surface; and the aspheric surface is enveloped by a large number of rings. A contact area between the tool and a workpiece surface is rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventors: Xi Chen, Zhuocheng Dai, Peiji Guo, Yongxiang Zhu, Chenchao Li
  • Patent number: 11974416
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cooling a datacenter are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, one or more flow controllers is associated with a cold plate and with a thermosyphon condenser that is elevated with respect to a cold plate so that two-phase fluid is enabled for gravity-assisted downflow in a liquid phase to a cold plate for absorption of heat and is enabled for buoyancy-driven upflow through a riser tube into a thermosyphon condenser for dissipation of heat of at least one computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventor: Ali Heydari
  • Patent number: 11969820
    Abstract: High processing accuracy of a workpiece is maintained even if the workpiece is misaligned. A laser processing apparatus includes: a setting section that sets a pattern area and a distance measurement position on a captured image; a condition setting storage section that stores image information in the pattern area; a position correction section that detects a misalignment of a new workpiece different from a workpiece used to set the pattern area and corrects the distance measurement position on the new workpiece; a distance measurement section that measures a distance based on a light reception position of distance measuring light in a distance measuring light receiving section; and a Z scanner that adjusts a focal position based on a measurement result of the distance measurement section prior to irradiation of the workpiece with laser light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventor: Junya Onoda
  • Patent number: 11971691
    Abstract: A processor may receive instructional information. The instructional information may be associated with an instructional media. A processor may analyze the instructional information for one or more instructions. A processor may identify a target device from the one or more smart devices in the smart environment that are associated with the one or more instructions. A processor may perform the one or more instructions with the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Venkata Vara Prasad Karri, Saraswathi Sailaja Perumalla, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Sekhar Reddy Dandu Reddy
  • Patent number: 11965666
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a control method and a device for an air conditioner. The method includes: a first reward matrix is constructed according to multiple sets of target operating parameters of an air conditioner, a maximum expected benefit of performing a current action in a current state is calculated based on the first reward matrix and a Q-learning algorithm, wherein the current state is represented by a current indoor environment temperature and a current outdoor environment temperature; target action parameters under the maximum expected benefit are acquired, and operation of the air conditioner is controlled based on second target action parameters, wherein the second target action parameters at least include a second target operating frequency of the compressor, a second target opening degree of the electronic expansion valve and a second target rotating speed of the external fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai
    Inventors: Jianming Tan, Shaobin Li, Dechao Song, Dong Yue, Chong Chen, Xiaoyu Luo, Jiabi Deng, Pengfei Wang, Wenxuan Xiao
  • Patent number: 11961151
    Abstract: Examples relate to flexible datacenters or other power loads tolerant of intermittent operation and configured to use power received behind-the-meter. A system may include a set of computing systems powered by behind-the-meter power and a datacenter control system. The datacenter control system may be configured to monitor a set of conditions that includes behind-the-meter power availability at the set of computing systems and perform a weighted analysis using the set of monitored conditions. Based on the weighted analysis, the datacenter control system may be configured to modulate operating attributes of one or more computing systems of the set of computing systems. In some examples, the datacenter control system is a remote master control system in communication with a datacenter control system of a flexible datacenter housing the set of computing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: LANCIUM LLC
    Inventors: Michael T. McNamara, Raymond E. Cline, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11947325
    Abstract: A method for controlling an environmental system may include defining a reference signal of an environmental variable in a greenhouse. The method may also include receiving renewable resource information related to the greenhouse. The method may further include receiving dynamic weather information of an environment external to the greenhouse. In addition, the method may include determining an optimization control scheme based on the reference signal, renewable resource information, and dynamic weather information. Further, the method may include regulating environmental conditions in the greenhouse according to the optimization control scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventors: Ahmed Ouammi, Ehsan Rezaei, Hanane Dagdougui
  • Patent number: 11940767
    Abstract: Systems and methods of operating a collaborative building network are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of operating a building management system includes acquiring, by a first computing system, data using one or more sensors of a first building of a first entity, providing, by the first computing system, a set of sharing rules for the acquired data, determining, by the first computing system by applying the set of sharing rules, whether to share the acquired data with a second computing system associated with a second building of a second entity, and providing, by the first computing system, the acquired data to the second computing system responsive to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventors: Ronan Fineen Hennessy, Róisín Ann O'Brien, Eamonn Jerry O'Toole
  • Patent number: 11934166
    Abstract: A management system makes decisions using local and national outdoor air quality data, public health data, and building and occupant information. The system addresses the balance between healthy air and energy efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Building Lens Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Bursch, David Burchfield, Bao Tran
  • Patent number: 11934165
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, methods, devices, and other techniques for implementing smart windows, smart home systems that include smart windows, and user devices and applications for control thereof. A smart window, or photovoltaic window, may include a photovoltaic configured to generate electrical power from incident light onto the photovoltaic window, store the electrical power, and send the electrical power to an electronics package or various electrical loads including a wireless communication system, sensors, or window functions. The photovoltaic window may communicate with various smart home system devices such as hub devices and user devices, which may include the reception of control data at the photovoltaic window and the transmission of sensor data captured by the window sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Ubiquitous Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Miles C. Barr, Ian Millard, Rachel Molaro, Susan Stone, Veeral Hardev, Christopher Traverse, Anthony Sagneri, David Maikowski, Edwin Hathaway, Bradley J. Gleeson
  • Patent number: 11927930
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for controlling a heat distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: E.ON SVERIGE AB
    Inventors: Per Rosén, Jacob Skogstrom, Fredrik Rosenqvist
  • Patent number: 11920813
    Abstract: Various implementations for a drop-in humidity controlling device with one or more sensors configured to collect humidity data and temperature data and a drop-in housing that connects between a power supply and a venting component, the drop-in housing including a command application configured to receive the humidity data and temperature data and cause the venting component to receive power from the power supply responsive to the humidity data and the temperature data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventor: Michael Luebke
  • Patent number: 11921481
    Abstract: A building management system (BMS) includes one or more memory devices having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations including using the operating data to evaluate one or more fault detection rules to determine whether at least one of the plurality of building devices is experiencing a fault condition, in response to determining that at least one of the plurality of building devices is experiencing the fault condition, determining an amount of carbon emissions generated due to the fault condition based on a fault emissions model associated with the fault condition and initiating an automated response based on the amount of carbon emissions associated with the fault condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: Tulshiram Waghmare, Subrata Bhattacharya, Braja Majumder, Dilip Divila
  • Patent number: 11920814
    Abstract: A method of controlling an agricultural facility for housing a plurality of animals includes the step of regulating the environment within the agricultural facility with an automated building operational system. An automated thermal event controller is operationally coupled with the automated building operational system and generates a thermal event signal in response to a thermal event in progress, whereby the automated thermal event controller, upon receipt of the thermal event signal indicating that the thermal event is in progress, activates an alarm state. In the alarm state, the automated thermal event controller: sends an alarm signal to a system administrator; places the automated building operational system in a safety-mode condition for a first predetermined time interval; and places the automated building operational system in a normal-mode operational condition after the first predetermined time interval and if a confirmatory signal is not yet then received from the system administrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Ryan, Kyle E. Forbush, Nikhil Kailas Shinde, Sylvester John Bentley, Timothy Paul Gess, Eric William Hansen, Douglas S. Powell
  • Patent number: 11913126
    Abstract: A hydrogen-system control device according to the present embodiment is a control system for a hydrogen system that produces hydrogen: a first setter; a second setter configured to set an actual power consumption amount obtained by reducing a reduced power amount from the first power consumption amount in advance, when the demand response for reducing the first power consumption amount in the request period is requested the device comprising: and a controller configured to control a power amount of the second power in the request period based on the actual power consumption amount. The second setter is configured to set the actual power consumption amount in a range in which the hydrogen system is able to achieve a target amount of hydrogen to be produced in a first period that includes the request period and is longer than the request period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Akiba, Shingo Tamaru, Shin Kato, Fumiyuki Yamane
  • Patent number: 11914352
    Abstract: A camera photographs a part to be estimated, which is produced by cutting a sheet metal in advance, and a dimension reference marker. An image processing unit generates edge data by extracting an edge of the part photographed by the camera, and enlarges or reduces the edge data based on a size of the dimension reference marker photographed by the camera such that a size of the edge corresponds to an actual size of the part. A machining time calculation unit calculates a length of a cutting line for cutting out the part from the sheet metal based on the edge of the edge data corresponding to the actual size of the part, and calculates a machining time for producing the part by cutting the cutting line in accordance with a material and a thickness of the sheet metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Amada Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Yamada
  • Patent number: 11909212
    Abstract: A hydrogen-system control device according to the present embodiment is a hydrogen-system control device that controls a hydrogen system. The hydrogen-system control device includes an acquirer configured to acquire a predicted value of the first power for a time period for which an amount of the second power to be received has been set, and a controller configured to cause the hydrogen system to additionally produce hydrogen in an amount corresponding to a usage ratio of surplus power by which a supplied value of the first power exceeds the predicted value of the first power, wherein the controller sets the usage ratio for a first time period within a predetermined time period to a value larger than the usage ratio for a second time period that is after the first time period and within the predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo Tamaru, Takashi Akiba, Fumiyuki Yamane, Shin Kato
  • Patent number: 11906192
    Abstract: A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The HVAC system includes a sensor that detects a temperature of a heater of a heating component and emits a signal indicative of the temperature. A flow management device controls a flow of electricity or fuel from a power source to the heating component. A controller receives the signal from the sensor and operates the flow management device to block the flow of electricity or fuel to the heating component when the signal is indicative of the temperature being above a set point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventor: Stephen C. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11894145
    Abstract: A method of monitoring building compliance with healthy building guidelines includes obtaining current parameter values for a plurality of different parameters from a plurality of sensors disposed within a plurality of different zones of a building. For each of the parameters, the current parameter value received from each of the plurality of different zones is compared with a corresponding healthy building range for that parameter as specified by the healthy building guidelines. A healthy building dashboard is displayed that includes a summary that shows, for each of the plurality of different parameters, how many zones of the plurality of different zones of the building are within the corresponding healthy building range for that parameter and/or how many zones of the plurality of different zones are not within the corresponding healthy building range for that parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventors: Rajkumar Palanivel, Himanshu Khurana, Deenadayalan Karunakaran, Chandrakantha Chandra, Hemant Jagannath Wadnere, Ganapati Hegde, Naveen Kumar Dindukurthi Sivaprasad, Chen Xu