Patents Examined by Mohammad Ali
  • Patent number: 10662571
    Abstract: A clean status indicator is disclosed for use with a cleaning device such as a dishwasher. At least one weight sensor may be configured to sense the weight of objects within the washing compartment. In some approaches at least one temperature sensor is configured to monitor a change of temperature occurring within a washing compartment. A visual display is positioned within a housing for conveying a clean/dirty status of objects within the washing compartment. A controller is in communication with the at least one sensor and the visual display. The controller includes a status logic receiving data from the at least one sensor to determine the clean/dirty status of objects within the washing compartment and display the clean/dirty status on the visual display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: David A Strahle
  • Patent number: 10660467
    Abstract: A method for monitoring the safe use of a cooker uses a monitoring device in which set values for safety limits based on temperature and humidity or gas content measurements are set for sounding an alarm or cutting off the electricity or gas supply to the cooker. The temperature and humidity and/or gas content are measured above the cooker. The set safety limit values for the temperature and the humidity and/or gas content and/or their rates of change are set and the presence of the user is monitored on the basis of the use of the cooker and/or by a sensor which detects the presence of a person and/or by direct control feedback given by the user. The monitoring device is taught user-specific safety limit values automatically and intuitively on the basis of the use of the cooker, and are automatically changed or adjusted on the basis of the teaching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: INNOHOME OY
    Inventor: Matti Myllymäki
  • Patent number: 10656615
    Abstract: A received-data writer of a network unit records first data in a first data area when a flag is set indicating that a write is allowed, and records second data in a second data area. The first data are data for which data consistency is to be guaranteed among received data that is received from the first slave station and a second slave station, and the second data are data for which real-timeliness is to be guaranteed among the received data. A first transferrer of a CPU transfers the first data recorded in the first data area to a first storage at an interval of a first transfer period when the flag is set indicating that a read is allowed. A second transferrer of the CPU transfers the second data recorded in the second data area to a second storage at an interval of a second transfer period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Annen
  • Patent number: 10649412
    Abstract: Methods and systems for operating a process plant include multiple user interface (UI) devices, each accessing a plurality of applications on a server, and operable to store device state on the server and receive device state from the server. The server is coupled to a unitary, logical data storage area and provides functions related to the process data stored in the data storage areas via one or more user interfaces. A first UI device coupled to the server accesses the process data and maintains on the server state information indicative of a state of the user interface executing on the first UI device. A second UI device coupled to the server accesses the process data and the state information to execute a user interface on the second UI device in accordance with the state information indicative of the state of the user interface executing on the first UI device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Ken J. Beoughter, Daniel D. Christensen
  • Patent number: 10642246
    Abstract: A numerical controller is provided with a speed feedforward gain correction unit configured to obtain an associated axis, which is subject to a varying load applied to a particular axis according to a coordinate value, and a correction coefficient of the particular axis corresponding to the current coordinate value of the associated axis, based on a correction coefficient storage unit, and correct a speed feedforward gain for speed feedforward control of the particular axis, and a motor control unit configured to control the particular axis based on the corrected speed feedforward gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Hideki Kuroki
  • Patent number: 10642238
    Abstract: Module 1 for a technical facility 90 comprising a technical hardware 10 for the execution of a technical sub-process, a control 20 for a local control of the technical hardware 10, wherein the control 20 is adapted to control the technical hardware 10 autarkical, and an external interface 22 of the control 20, wherein the external interface 22 comprises an administration shell 23, wherein the administration shell 23 publishes at least one service relating to an output product 140 of the module 1 via a network 62, and wherein the external interface 22 is adapted to request at least one service relating to an input product 130 of the module 1 via the network 62. Furthermore, a corresponding system for the execution of a process by means of a technical facility 90 as well as a corresponding method for the execution of a technical process by means of a technical facility 90 is claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Thomas Albers, Thomas Holm
  • Patent number: 10642255
    Abstract: A method of making a semiconductor device includes collecting process control parameters during operation of a processing tool processing a product. The method further includes calculating a processing tool offset for the processing tool based on the collected process control parameters and calculating a product offset based on the collected process control parameters. The method further includes determining whether the product offset is stable and calculating an offset time for processing the product using the processing tool based on the calculated processing tool offset if the product offset is stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Ching-Hsi Nan, Yu-Hsiu Fu, Chia Jung Chang
  • Patent number: 10639848
    Abstract: A method of controlling a heating sub-system in an additive manufacturing system. The method comprising receiving thermal imaging information from a temperature sensing subsystem, receiving additive manufacturing media concentration information from an additive manufacturing media concentration information database, on the basis of the received thermal imaging information and additive manufacturing media concentration information, for each pixel area in the plurality of pixel areas, determining the temperature for each additive manufacturing media agent in the plurality of additive manufacturing media agents which is present in the respective pixel area, and on the basis of the determined temperatures for each pixel area and additive manufacturing media agent, controlling the power to a heating subsystem employed in the given additive manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xavier Vilajosana, Sebastia Cortes, Yngvar Rossow
  • Patent number: 10635056
    Abstract: A system and process/method of modeling demand-response (DR) and distributed-energy resource (DER) assets is provided, facilitating the aggregation of said assets in virtual power plants (VPPs), and using VPPs to provide energy balancing services needed to minimize the impact of Variable Energy Resources (VER) on power system. The method accurately accounts for assets by qualifying assets based on various parameters and by forecasting the capabilities of the resulting VPPs for provision of balancing services. Asset performance factors that may affect the aggregated VPP's capabilities are monitored and recalculated when necessary. Near-term forecasted VPP capability is compared to near-term forecasted imbalances in the electric-power-supply system, and the VPP is dispatched to minimize the system imbalances. The dispatch signal is disaggregated to control commands to individual assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Open Access Technology International, Inc.
    Inventors: Guillermo Irisarri, Sasan Mokhtari, Ali Ipakchi, Abdolhossein Rahimi, Jose Medina Palomo, Farrokh Albuyeh, Benham Danai
  • Patent number: 10634325
    Abstract: A mounting device includes a control device. The control device images an imaging range which includes an illuminant of a light emitting component and acquires a light emitting component image when mounting the light emitting component which includes the illuminant onto a board. Next, the control device detects coordinates (illuminant detected center coordinates) of a center of the illuminant based on the light emitting component image. The control device performs the mounting of the light emitting component such that the light emitting component is held, the light emitting component moves over the board, and a center of the illuminant is positioned at predetermined coordinates on the board based on the illuminant detected center coordinates, without using information relating to an outer shape of the light emitting component which is based on the light emitting component image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kohei Sugihara
  • Patent number: 10637288
    Abstract: A hierarchical power control system associated with a cloud server includes a first microgrid cell, a second microgrid cell, a third microgrid cell, a middleware server, and an integrated control system. The first microgrid cell includes a first energy storage system (ESS) having an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) structure and a first load having a power state managed by the first energy storage system (ESS). The second microgrid cell includes a second load and a second energy storage system (ESS) for managing a power state of the second load. The third microgrid cell includes a third load. The middleware server communicates with the first to third microgrid cells. The integrated control system receives power supply-demand state information of the first to third microgrid cells through the middleware server, and establishes an integrated operation schedule based on the received power supply-demand state information of the first to third microgrid cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Seong Shim, Myung-Hwan Lee, Yong-Hark Shin
  • Patent number: 10624257
    Abstract: A liquid application apparatus includes a plurality of control assemblies, each with input and output ports, a liquid information sensor, and a position controlled valve activator operative to activate a valve to vary a flow opening size. A controller receives liquid and position information and sets each control assembly to dispense the same desired rate of flow of liquid from the each output port by activating each valve activator to move the valve activator to a valve position where the size of the flow opening achieves the desired rate of flow. The controller is operative to compare a position of the valve activator in a first control assembly with the positions of the valve activators in other control assemblies to determine a malfunction. The liquid information sensor is typically a flow sensor or a pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Wilfred H. Wilger
  • Patent number: 10618395
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an attachment system of a weather strip, including: a supply unit configured to unwind the weather strip that winds with a predetermined length and to supply the weather strip, an attaching unit configured to attach the weather strip to a surface of a component by the adhesive layer and to cut the weather strip at a predetermined position, a tag provided in the supply unit that is configured to store position information of the defective portion of the weather strip detected during the weather strip extruding process, a reader antenna provided during the weather strip assembling process that is configured to receive the position information of the defective portion, and a controller configured to control a cutting position of the weather strip discharging side of the attaching unit based on the position information of the defective portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, KIA Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Hyun Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10619874
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and systems for configuring electronically programmable heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning (“HVAC”) systems are disclosed. One embodiment is a system comprising a server system in operative communication with a database, a remote client and an electronically programmable HVAC controller. The system is structured to transmit a template HVAC configuration profile to the client, receive from the client a modification of the template profile transmitted to the remote client, validate the modification, in response to a programming request from the client, transmit a programming instruction including a modified HVAC configuration profile to the HVAC controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph George Land, III, Karl J. Mutchnik
  • Patent number: 10613504
    Abstract: A device for determining normalized occupancy of one or more spaces in a building is disclosed. The device includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to: poll one or more people counting sensors associated with access points to a defined region of the building to obtain counts data from the one or more people counting sensors for a specified time period and historical calibration data for the one or more people counting sensors; and process the counts data and the historical calibration data to determine a normalized occupancy of the defined region during the specified time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Feedback Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Chandan Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 10611089
    Abstract: In one example, a method comprises receiving data representing a first property of a three-dimensional object generated by a print apparatus, the data having been determined by measurement of the object. A difference between the data representing a first property and predetermined data may be determined, and, based on the difference, an estimate of a second property of the object may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter Morovic, Jan Morovic, Ingeborg Tastl, Lihua Zhao
  • Patent number: 10606234
    Abstract: In a controller of the present invention that controls a drive mechanism driven by a plurality of motors, when a state where the output of the motors is zero shifts to a state where the output is non-zero such that a preload torque is provided by a preload torque superimposition unit, at least one of the motors forms a contact portion between the drive mechanism and the motor by speed control based on a speed detection value detected in a speed detection unit, and in a state where the contact portion is formed, the preload torque is provided by the preload torque superimposition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazunori Iijima
  • Patent number: 10606241
    Abstract: A process planning apparatus based on augmented reality (AR) includes: a camera set capturing color and depth images of a processing machine and a probe operated by a human user in a real scene; a processor, which is signal-connected to the camera set and the processing machine, creates spatial intelligences for motion planning of the probe operated by the human user in an AR environment that combines a virtual workpiece with the real scene, and generates instructional data from the spatial intelligences to guide the human user to operate the probe to produce machine motion data for a manufacturing task; and an output interface, which is signal-connected to the processor and outputs scene data, the virtual workpiece and the instructional data to the human user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL TAIPEI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, LOCTAI ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsing Chu, Pai Chia Li, Yu-Wang Liu, Liao-Chuan Huang, Yuan-Ping Luh
  • Patent number: 10606245
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a training data set for a first plurality of assemblies, wherein the training data set includes a plurality of components for each of two or more types of components of the first plurality of assemblies. The method analyzes the training data set for the first plurality of assemblies. Responsive to receiving a set of product component information for a second plurality of assemblies, the method creates a graded product cluster template for the second plurality of assemblies based on the analyzed training data for the first plurality of assemblies. The method sends the graded product cluster template to an automated manufacturing device, wherein the automated manufacturing device manufactures a first assembly from the second plurality of assemblies based on the graded product cluster template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Gifford, Feng Xue
  • Patent number: 10602682
    Abstract: An irrigation controller is disclosed. The irrigation controller may utilize an estimated replenishment point level time to determine when to water at least one watering zone within a property. The estimated replenishment point time is a time when the estimated in-soil water level will reach or extend below a replenishment point level within the at least one watering zone. The replenishment point level may be based, for example, on plant type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Orbit Irrigation Products, LLC
    Inventors: Brad J. Wardle, Stuart J. Eyring, Jason R. Sims