Patents Examined by Mohammad Ali
  • Patent number: 11327028
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a ceramic ball automatic sorting system and method. The system automatically sucks a ceramic ball on a ceramic ball feeding track for image acquisition, identifies whether the ceramic ball is defective according to the acquired image information, and determines a ball storage device into which the ceramic ball is placed, and the whole process does not require manual participation, which achieves the automation of ceramic ball defect identification and sorting and improves the ceramic ball defect identification accuracy and sorting efficiency. According to the method, images of the ball surface shot at each angle are automatically spliced by using an automatic image splicing technology to achieve full coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SINOMA ADVANCED NITRIDE CERAMICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Song, Feng Sun, Weiru Zhang, Tingxia Dong, Xuemin Xu, Baocun Zhang, Shangjin Si
  • Patent number: 11320845
    Abstract: A system for using load tap changing (LTC) transformers and voltage regulators (VR) to reduce the voltage in a power transmission system by temporarily disabling the upper band voltage and temporarily designating the bandcenter as the upper band edge voltage whereby the tap selector switches operate in set increments to reduce applied voltage to a level that is between the redesigned bandcenter and the lower band edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Beckwith Electric Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Robert McFetridge, Murty Yalla
  • Patent number: 11318811
    Abstract: A wakefulness inducing device includes: a heat dissipation intensity obtainer obtaining a user's heat dissipation intensity from a heat dissipation intensity sensor; and a controller controlling an air conditioner to alternate the user's heat dissipation intensity between a first heat dissipation intensity and a second heat dissipation intensity lower than the first heat dissipation intensity. The controller alternates the user's heat dissipation intensity by controlling the air conditioner based on the user's heat dissipation intensity to set a first time period longer than a second time period. In the first time period, the user's heat dissipation intensity increases from the second heat dissipation intensity to the first heat dissipation intensity, or remains at the first heat dissipation intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Kusukame, Shinichi Shikii
  • Patent number: 11320167
    Abstract: Disclosed is a centralized control method for a VRV air conditioning system, includes a debugging terminal sending a first acquisition request to a cloud server on the basis of an identification code, the debugging terminal creating a project on the basis of system information, the debugging terminal uploading project information corresponding to the project to the cloud server, and the cloud server generates a delivery code corresponding to the project information, a centralized control device sending a second acquisition request to the cloud server on the basis of the delivery code, and the centralized control device loading the project corresponding to the delivery code on the basis of the project information, and activating same. Also disclosed in the present application are a centralized control system for a VRV air conditioning system and a computer readable storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Jie Yan, Rui Liang, Qiang Li
  • Patent number: 11320796
    Abstract: Physical and/or financial instruments may optimally hedge the cash flow of one or more renewable energy generators based on a desired risk and return profile of renewable infrastructure investors. Baseline revenues may be determined based on forward-looking electricity market price scenarios corresponding to qualified market products intended for sale from the renewable energy generators. Risk and return metrics of cash flows of the renewable energy generators may be determined. At least one physical hedge and/or financial hedge may be added. The size and operation of the renewable energy generators along with any physical hedges, or financial hedges, or both physical and financial hedges, may be optimized across multiple market price scenarios of qualified market products to optimize investor-tailored risk and return utility functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Form Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Aly Eldeen O. Eltayeb, Benjamin Michael Jenkins, Marco Ferrara
  • Patent number: 11320802
    Abstract: A method is described in which data representing a three-dimensional object to be printed is obtained. The data comprises sub-volumes representing the three-dimensional object. A characteristic for the three-dimensional object to be printed is identified. Based on the identified characteristic, property data is set for individual sub-volumes to be used in printing the three-dimensional object. The identified characteristic is a function of the property data. The property data comprises material property data, structural property data and printing property data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Garcia Reyero Vinas, Jan Morovic, Peter Morovic
  • Patent number: 11316908
    Abstract: Methods and systems of monitoring and managing a facility including a plurality of end point devices. One system includes a first gateway device. The first gateway device includes a first electronic processor configured to receive fixture data from at least one electro-mechanical element of a fixture associated with the facility, the fixture data related to an operation of the fixture, and enable transmission of the fixture data to a remote device for virtual processing. The system also includes a second gateway device communicatively coupled with the first gateway device. The second gateway device includes a second electronic processor configured to receive, from the first gateway device, the processed fixture data. The second electronic processor configured to convert the processed fixture data pursuant to a networking protocol associated with a building management system and transmit the converted fixture data for display via a visual dashboard associated with the building management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: ZURN INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Arindam Chakraborty, Richard Ryer
  • Patent number: 11314228
    Abstract: A part analysis tool is used to analyze aspects of a composite part. The part analysis tool includes a verification control unit that compares numerical control data used to control operation of a forming system that is used to form the composite part to computer-aided design (CAD) data that includes an authoritative part definition for the composite part. The verification control unit determines whether the numerical control data is within one or more conformance thresholds related to the CAD data. The part analysis tool may also include an inspection control unit that compares inspection data of one or more plies of the composite part to the CAD data. The inspection control unit determines whether the inspection data is within the conformance threshold(s) related to the CAD data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen Dostert, Jeffrey L. Miller, Michael Honea
  • Patent number: 11314212
    Abstract: An embodiment includes duplicating an input dataset being input to a model predictive control (MPC) module for input to a first Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM) network. The embodiment also includes generating system behavior data using the MPC module for characteristic data of the input dataset. The embodiment also includes generating first HTM prediction data from the input dataset and the system behavior data using the first HTM network, the first HTM prediction data comprising predictions for respective dimensions of the system. The embodiment also includes generating second HTM prediction data from the first HTM prediction data and system output data using a second HTM network, the second HTM prediction data comprising a distinction between the first HTM prediction and the system output data. Finally, the embodiment includes determining that the distinction of the second HTM prediction data indicates an anomaly and adjusting system input data based on the anomaly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: KYNDRYL, INC.
    Inventor: Awadesh Tiwari
  • Patent number: 11312574
    Abstract: An improved method and system increases throughput in an independent cart system. The independent cart system includes multiple movers, controlled by a first controller, travelling along a track. At least one station is defined, where a device external to the track interacts with the movers on the track. A process controller controls operation of the external device and receives a communication from the first controller to begin execution of a task that the external device must complete prior to interaction with the mover. The first controller determines a time to destination for each mover to reach the station and transmits the signal or data packet to the process controller to initiate execution of the preparation task with sufficient time for the process controller to begin or complete the preparation task prior to the mover arriving at the station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Yuhong Huang
  • Patent number: 11314217
    Abstract: A motion control program that causes a computer to function as: a channel management unit on a real-time OS that creates an operation channel common to a plurality of reception units on a shared memory; the plurality of reception units on a non-real-time OS each of which instructs via the operation channel, when receiving a preparation instruction, a generation unit to generate a control command channel; the channel management unit that creates, on the shared memory, a control command channel associated with the user-created program that has provided the preparation instruction; the reception unit that receives a control command and stores control command information indicating a content of the received control command, in the control command channel; and a fixed-cycle processing unit that transmits an interpolation command to a control target device for each motion control cycle, based on the control command information obtained from the control command channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Soft Servo Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ziyuan Pan, Jsoon Kim, Boo-Ho Yang
  • Patent number: 11307557
    Abstract: A method for monitoring process instances that are being executed and for eliminating process anomalies in the process instances is provided. In a monitoring step, a sensor, using a sensor definition, monitors a process log with respect to a process anomaly described in the sensor definition, and detects process instances or processes that have the process anomaly described in the sensor definition. In a correction step, for a process instance detected in the monitoring step, the process anomaly is eliminated at the runtime of the process instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Celonis SE
    Inventors: Alexander Rinke, Martin Klenk
  • Patent number: 11306923
    Abstract: An intra-day rolling scheduling method for an integrated heat and electricity system including: establishing an objective function for scheduling of the integrated heat and electricity system, the objective function aiming to make operating costs of the integrated heat and electricity system to be a minimum; establishing constraints for a steady-state safe operation of the integrated heat and electricity system; and solving the objective function based on the constraints by an interior point method, to obtain an active power and a heating power of each combined heat and power unit, an active power of each thermal power unit, a heating power of each heat pump, and an active power consumed by each circulating pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hongbin Sun, Qinglai Guo, Bin Wang, Yuwei Chen
  • Patent number: 11308508
    Abstract: A method includes generating a utility portal interface in response to a request from a utility computer system that receives parameters that specify a demand response event; providing a display of groups of energy-consuming locations that are available to be selected to participate in the demand response event; providing a display of an energy demand profile for the utility during the demand response event; receiving a selection of a subset of the groups of energy-consuming locations to participate in the demand response event; causing the display of the energy demand profile for the utility during the demand response event to be dynamically updated as the subset of the groups of energy-consuming locations are selected or deselected by the utility computer system to participate; and sending transmissions to thermostats associated with the subset of the groups of energy-consuming locations to execute the demand response event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, David Sloo, Scott A. McGaraghan, Samuel W. Kortz
  • Patent number: 11302551
    Abstract: A conveyance apparatus comprises a first movable device to move while holding an object, a second movable device to move while holding the object and transfer the object to the first movable device, and a controller to control the first and second movable devices. The second movable device includes a guide member and a hand arranged so as to be capable of reciprocally moving along the guide member while holding the object. The controller estimates, based on a driving history of the second movable device, a thermal deformation amount of the guide member corresponding to the reciprocal movement of the hand along the guide member, and corrects, based on the estimated thermal deformation amount, a drive command value used to move the first movable device to a position to receive the object from the second movable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuichiro Morikuni
  • Patent number: 11300310
    Abstract: A method for conditioning at least one room comprises receiving a first temperature target for a first room; determining a current temperature of the room; determining a first amount of forced air required to reach the temperature target based on a thermal inertia of the first room and the current temperature; powering on an HVAC blower; and powering off the blower once the determined first amount of forced air is blown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Alea Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhusan Gupta, Hamid Najafi, Hamid Farzaneh
  • Patent number: 11293919
    Abstract: The invention includes a method of assaying an analyte in a sample in a portable, handheld microfluidic reader. The method includes the steps of: inserting the sample in the reader; capturing the analyte with a first antibody having a DNA tag attached thereto; capturing the analyte in the sample with a second antibody attached to a surface or having a magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) attached thereto; where a sandwich including the magnetic nanoparticle, first and second antibodies, the analyte and the DNA tag is formed; replicating the DNA tag using isothermal amplification to a predetermined amount of DNA tags detectable by a detector sufficient to overcome the minimal mass sensitivity limitations of the detector; and measuring the amount of replicated DNA tags using the detector. The invention also includes an apparatus or handheld portable field microfluidic reader in which the method is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Autonomous Medical Devices Inc.
    Inventors: Josh Shachar, Roger Kornberg
  • Patent number: 11294254
    Abstract: A tintable window is described having a tintable coating, e.g., an electrochromic device coating, for regulating light transmitted through the window. In some embodiments, the window has a transparent display in the window's viewable region. Transparent displays may be substantially transparent when not in use, or when the window is viewed in a direction facing away from the transparent display. Windows may have sensors for receiving user commands and/or for monitoring environmental conditions. Transparent displays can display graphical user interfaces to, e.g., control window functions. Windows, as described herein, offer an alternative display to conventional projectors, TVs, and monitors. Windows may also be configured to receive, transmit, or block wireless communications from passing through the window. A window control system may share computational resources between controllers (e.g., at different windows).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Alan Patterson, Rao Mulpuri, Nitesh Trikha, Stephen Clark Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava, Robert T. Rozbicki
  • Patent number: 11292201
    Abstract: Systems and methods for designing and manufacturing an additive manufacturing (AM) model. A method includes computing a wedge plane and initial toolpath for an AMmodel based on a breaking angle. The method includes trimming an excess toolpath of the AM model using a breaking plane. The method includes building the toolpath along the normal of a first layer and trimming based on a next layer. The method includes building a next wedge of the toolpath in the direction of a wedge plane used to trim a previous wedge The method includes storing the toolpath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Industry Software Inc.
    Inventors: James Maynard, Michael Taesch, Timothy R. Fithian, William Vittitow, Mai-Anh T Bui, Ashish Joshi
  • Patent number: 11286905
    Abstract: A method for rebuilding an electric supply grid of a grid operator by means of at least one wind power installation, wherein the electric supply grid has a first grid section and at least one further grid section, wherein the first grid section is connected to the at least one wind power installation and has a first grid nominal voltage, the first grid section is coupled to the at least one further grid section via at least one switching device in order to transmit electric energy between the grid sections, wherein the at least one switching device is set up to disconnect the first grid section from the at least one further grid section in the event of a fault, comprising the steps of operating the at least one wind power installation in an observation mode if the fault occurs, wherein the wind power installation does not feed the first grid section in the observation road and a status of the first grid section is checked, and operating the at least one wind power installation in a grid rebuilding mode if the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Wobben Properties GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Brombach, Ingo Mackensen, Kai Busker