Patents Examined by Mohammad Ali
  • Patent number: 11960708
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for geotagging components of an energy production and consumption system. A user device captures an identifier of at least one component of an energy production and consumption system, determines location data related to the identifier, where the identifier and location data form geotagging data, and transmits the geotagging data to a network. Upon receiving the geotagging data from the network, a server processes the identifier to determine component information and generates a map comprising an icon for each component positioned within the map at a location derived from the geotagging data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Enphase Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Raghuveer R. Belur
  • Patent number: 11962156
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating a hybrid power system are disclosed. A controller may perform operations, including: obtaining load data for the hybrid power system; obtaining power availability data and energy cost data for each power asset in each power asset group of a plurality of power asset groups; and determining active power commands for each power asset by performing at least one optimization, such that the determined active power commands optimize a total operating cost, wherein: the at least one optimization is based on at least one cost function that accounts for asset degradation, asset maintenance cost, asset operation efficiency cost, and the energy cost data; and the at least one optimization is constrained by a plurality of constraints based on the load data, the power availability data, and characteristics of the power assets; and operating each power asset based on the determined active power commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Suresh Baddam Reddy, Dimple Raja Prathapaneni
  • Patent number: 11958612
    Abstract: The present invention describes an arrangement and method for Programmable, Periodic, Substantial increase in the standard leg room provided in Airline seating for a planned limited duration, this is achieved by having the standard airline chair rows being mounted on specially designed sliding base assembly fixed on to the aircraft cabin floor, which allows the seat rows to be moved in a fore and aft directions in relation to each other in a programmable periodic manner by Hydraulic means and in a sequential manner covering all seat rows with the condition that at all times and under no circumstances the standard leg room already provided is reduced or compromised for any of the seats, thereby serving the express purpose of giving periodic relief from discomfort, mental and physical stress to airline passengers on long duration flights now being seated in compact rows with absolute minimum leg room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventor: Venugopalan Chenicheri Vadakkil
  • Patent number: 11959654
    Abstract: An air conditioner includes an adapter including a control unit that controls the air conditioner using a learning model and a communication unit that communicates with a server device that generates the learning model on the basis of operation history data of the air conditioner. The adapter includes an acquisition unit, a determination unit, an erasing unit, and a transmission unit. The acquisition unit acquires the data every predetermined cycle from the air conditioner. The determination unit determines whether or not an amount of change between temporally continuous data of the data acquired by the acquisition unit is within a predetermined range. The erasing unit leaves at least one of the continuous data and deletes the other data in a case where the amount of change between the continuous data is within the predetermined range. The transmission unit transmits the data after being deleted to the server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Izumi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11959688
    Abstract: A water gathering and distribution system and related techniques for operating in freezing environmental conditions are disclosed. The system may include a water diverter unit or a water flow regulation unit configured to receive water from a water source situated at a location that is remote, inaccessible (or difficult to access), and/or experiences freezing environmental conditions and to deliver a controlled volume of that water for downstream use. The system further may include a water supply unit configured to receive that water and to supply it to downstream snowmaking equipment. In some instances, the supply unit also may cool the water to a temperature suitable, for example, for snowmaking. In a general sense, the disclosed system may be considered modular, in that multiple system components may be placed in flow communication with one another, as desired, to provide a distributed network of water collection and distribution elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: THE RENEWABLE SNOWMAKING COMPANY
    Inventors: Vittorio Pareto, Peter Stein
  • Patent number: 11953882
    Abstract: A production system, comprising: a first industrial machine configured to control a second industrial machine based on each of a plurality of variables; and circuitry configured to input, to the first industrial machine, a control command relating to an operation of at least one of the first industrial machine or the second industrial machine, wherein the first industrial machine rewrites, based on the control command, at least one variable defined as a rewritable variable among the plurality of variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Takeshi Nagata, Takahiko Suzuki, Shinichiro Obata
  • Patent number: 11953884
    Abstract: A first building equipment to be controlled by a building controller is selected via a user interface from a plurality of predefined building equipment options and a first control loop for controlling the first building equipment is defined via the user interface by selecting from a plurality of predefined first control loop parameter options and one or more terminals of the building controller are assigned to the first control loop. A second building equipment to be controlled by the building controller is selected via the user interface from the plurality of predefined building equipment options and a second control loop for controlling the second building equipment is defined via the user interface by selecting from a plurality of predefined second control loop parameter options. One or more terminals of the building controller are assigned to the second control loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Nagasree Poluri, Gutha Stalin Sanghamitra, Shriram Sankaran, Shreya Ratakonda
  • Patent number: 11953220
    Abstract: A comfort-analyzing device includes a display unit, a first control unit, an input unit, and a cognitive-structure constructing unit. The display unit is configured to present a questionnaire for extracting both a comfort level of a user in an environment and at least one environmental factor to determine the comfort level. The first control unit is configured to cause the display unit to present the questionnaire twice or more during a survey period. The input unit is configured to accept, from the user, input of each reply to the questionnaire presented twice or more. The cognitive-structure constructing unit is configured to construct a cognitive-structure model representing a cognitive structure of the user regarding comfort by extracting both the comfort level and the at least one environmental factor in chronological order based on each reply to the questionnaire presented twice or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kota Kurihara, Seiro Yuge, Makoto Takata, Noriko Nagata, Masashi Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 11954744
    Abstract: The actual performance information classify part derives a classification result of an actual performance information on electric power demand, by a classification setting information, from an environment information and a date attribute information which is correlated with each of the electric power demands which is included in an actual performance information on electric power demand. The prediction information calculate part derives a classification result of a prediction target day, using the date attribute information of the prediction target day, which is a day to conduct a prediction, and the environment information which is measured before a start of the prediction of a prediction target day, and in addition, predicts an electric power demand of a prediction target day, based on the electric power demand of the actual performance information on electric power demand, which corresponds to the classification result of the prediction target day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke Hirata, Yuta Okumura, Yoshito Nishita
  • Patent number: 11951338
    Abstract: Personnel working at elevated positions use safety lines to prevent falls. Equipment being used in proximity to the personnel may interfere with the safety lines presenting a potential hazard. A fall protection monitor provides an automated and wireless sensor system for avoiding interactions between equipment and safety lines. The fall-protection monitor includes a first sensor for monitoring whether a safety line is in operation. A second sensor monitors a location of a moveable device being used in the vicinity of the safety line. A controller determines the location of the moveable device and whether the safety line is in operation. The controller prevents movement of the moveable device within a predetermined distance from an operational safety line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Darren Fair
  • Patent number: 11953886
    Abstract: An industrial internet of things system for intelligent production control is provided, comprising: a user platform, a service platform, a management platform, a sensor network platform, and an object platform. The user platform modifies production line parameters based on an instruction of the user, generates a first instruction, and sends it to the management platform through the transformation of the service platform. The object platform collects production link data of each production link of products and transmits it to the management platform. The management platform modifies work order parameters based on a second instruction transformed by the service platform, generates a third instruction, and determines whether devices corresponding to the plurality of production links are abnormal based on the production link data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: CHENGDU QINCHUAN IOT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zehua Shao, Haitang Xiang, Yong Li, Yaqiang Quan, Bin Liu
  • Patent number: 11953869
    Abstract: Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide local and/or remote control for one or more connected loads or remote appliances. A load control device includes controls for switching and varying the power to associated loads and also includes communication components for remote operations. A user interface device includes a configurable and user customizable interface to communicate control instructions to the load control device. The load control device and the user interface device may be installed as a single unit, mechanically and electrically coupled together, or they may be installed remote from each other. Accordingly, the load control device and the user interface device include wired and wireless communication capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventor: Joerg Wagner
  • Patent number: 11953870
    Abstract: The present invention are a system and a method for controlling solar photovoltaic power generation on the basis of machine learning, the system comprising: solar photovoltaic modules; node control units for switching off a connected solar photovoltaic module when measured current, voltage and power data do not satisfy control data; a gateway unit for storing measured data; a real-time control module for classifying, comparing and analyzing data and storing same, and transmitting a control command to the gateway unit; and machine learning for monitoring a device and data, learning on the basis of machine learning, and extracting functional data required for controlling solar photovoltaic power generation so as to provide control service data according to the result of performed modeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: NANOOMENERGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jihyeok Yang
  • Patent number: 11949238
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a distributed dispatch method for ubiquitous power Internet of Things based on a transition matrix. The ubiquitous power Internet of Things includes generators. The method includes: S1, setting a marginal cost function of each of the generators, and extracting key cost parameters in the marginal cost function; S2, establishing an optimization model based on the key cost parameters of each of the generators and a communication topology of the ubiquitous power Internet of Things, and solving the optimization model to obtain an optimized transition matrix; and S3, generating a plan of a power output of each of the generators based on the optimized transition matrix and a distributed dispatch protocol to perform a distributed dispatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xinfei Yan, Haiwang Zhong, Jianxiao Wang, Zhenfei Tan, Qing Xia, Chongqing Kang
  • Patent number: 11947331
    Abstract: Systems and methods for safety-enabled control. Input values provided to a control system can be validated. Command gating can be performed for control values provided by the control system. Validation of input values and command gating for control values can be performed in accordance with respective validation windows. Validation windows can be dynamically adjusted based on data received via a sensor or interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Fort Robotics, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Bivans
  • Patent number: 11940769
    Abstract: A method for editing a machining program includes obtaining tool information specifying a tool mountable on a machine tool. A program editing window and at least one assistance window are displayed. The program editing window shows a program code of the machining program to control the machine tool. Each of the assistance window selectively shows the tool information and a control method. The tool is to be controlled according to the control method. In the program code, an insertion position at which a new code is to be inserted into the program code is specified. Selected information is selected from the tool information when the tool information is shown in the at least one assistance window. A command corresponding to the selected information is inserted into the program code at the insertion position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: YAMAZAKI MAZAK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Matsuzawa, Yuuki Yamamoto, Takuro Katayama, Morikuni Kimura
  • Patent number: 11942342
    Abstract: A conveying unit includes a housing; a collision prevention mechanism disposed on a sidewall of the housing; a gripping member configured to hold a carrier for carrying a semiconductor structure; a sensor disposed on the gripping member and configured to measure and collect data associated with vibration of the gripping member; and an unit controller disposed on the gripping member and configured to analyze the data from the sensor and control a movement of the conveying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Fu-Hsien Li, Chi-Feng Tung, Hsiang Yin Shen
  • Patent number: 11933516
    Abstract: An exemplary heating ventilation and cooling (HVAC) system includes a multi-phase power input, an AC-DC rectifier connected to a DC-AC inverter via a DC power bus, a multi-phase power output connecting the DC-AC inverter to a fan blower motor, and at least one redundancy power system. The redundancy power system is configured to bypass at least one of the AC-DC rectifier and the DC-AC inverter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Xu She, HanJong Kim, David Ginsberg
  • Patent number: 11934178
    Abstract: Techniques for data transmission within an industrial automation system include modeling or simulating, in accordance with a model, a plurality of devices performing one or more operations in an industrial automation system, determining, for a first operation of the one or more operations and from a plurality of categories, a category for the first operation, sending a request to the industrial automation system for data associated with the first operation at a time, wherein the data and time are determined based on the category of the first operation, receiving, from the industrial automation system, the requested data, and modifying the model based on the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Mazur, Rob A. Entzminger, Jonathan A. Mills, Todd A. Wiese, Bruce T. McCleave, Jr., James M. Teal
  • Patent number: 11927355
    Abstract: An air conditioning and ventilating system including: an air conditioning device including a heat exchanger configured to generate conditioned air by heat exchange with a refrigerant; a ventilation device communicatively connected to the air conditioning device and including a supply air fan and/or an exhaust fan; an airflow volume detection unit configured to detect an airflow volume equivalent value of the ventilation device; and a control unit. On determination that the airflow volume equivalent value acquired from the airflow volume detection unit is equal to or less than a first predetermined value, the control unit sets an operation of the air conditioning device to a stop state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kousuke Hirai, Akiyoshi Yamamoto, Gakuto Sakai, Tooru Fujimoto, Yoshitaka Matsugi