Patents Examined by Paul Yanchus, III
  • Patent number: 10103737
    Abstract: Control systems and methods suitable for combination with power production systems and methods are provided herein. The control systems and methods may be used with, for example, closed power cycles as well as semi-closed power cycles. The combined control systems and methods and power production systems and methods can provide dynamic control of the power production systems and methods that can be carried out automatically based upon inputs received by controllers and outputs from the controllers to one or more components of the power production systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: 8 Rivers Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Eron Fetvedt, Rodney John Allam
  • Patent number: 10104801
    Abstract: A power switching system, a method, and an information handling system (IHS) enables selective activation and de-activation of respective alternating current (AC) outlets of a plurality of AC outlets within an AC switch (ACS). The AC switch includes a decoder circuit that is couple via a control interface to a management controller (MC) and receives control commands from the control interface. In response to receipt of the control command, the decoder circuit decodes the command in order to provide control signals to one or more of a number of serial voltage relays, which are each respectively coupled to the AC outlets. The AC switch utilizes the decoder circuit to respectively configure the serial voltage relays using the control signals. By configuring the serial voltage relays, the MC provides and/or removes respective connections between AC inputs and AC outlets, which selectively activates and/or de-activates respective AC outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Edmond Bailey, John R. Stuewe, Kunrong Wang
  • Patent number: 10095199
    Abstract: The present invention includes (1) inputting, into a model expression that defines relation between various operating values of a facility operating on a material to be rolled and energy consumption of the facility, various actual operating values as the various operating values, to calculate an actual calculation value of the energy consumption; (2) dividing the actual value of the energy consumption by the actual calculation value to calculate a reference learning value of the energy consumption; (3) inputting the set operating value defined by the setting calculation unit only in one operating value, among various operating values of the model expression, while inputting the actual operating values collected by the actual value unit in other operating values to calculate a pseudo-actual calculation value of the energy consumption; (4) dividing the actual calculation value by the pseudo-actual calculation value to calculate a correction learning value; and (5) inputting the various set operating values as t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Kazutoshi Kitagoh
  • Patent number: 10095297
    Abstract: A system for conserving power in an electronic device, in some embodiments, comprises: a battery to supply power to the electronic device; and a fuel gauge coupled to the battery and capable of operating in any of a plurality of power modes, wherein the fuel gauge selects its own power mode based on a repeated, variable-frequency sampling of a voltage provided by said battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Hideo Kondo
  • Patent number: 10088187
    Abstract: A monitoring system for air conditioning systems based on distributed power generation and an air conditioning system using same. The monitoring system for air conditioning systems comprises a distributed power generation monitoring subsystem, a heating and ventilation energy management subsystem and a main monitoring system. The distributed power generation monitoring subsystem and the heating and ventilation energy management subsystem respectively monitor power generation status information of a distributed power generation device in an air conditioning system based on distributed power generation and power consumption status information of inherent devices in the system. The main monitoring system acquires monitoring data of the two subsystems by using a uniform first transmission protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai
    Inventors: Yuxue He, Zhigang Zhao, Haichuan Song, Chenglin Lin, Chunmiao Jiang
  • Patent number: 10073702
    Abstract: Disclosed is a memory system including: a semiconductor memory device; and a memory controller suitable for controlling the semiconductor memory device, and receiving a first command for accessing the semiconductor memory device, and a second command of a different type from that of the first command from a host. The memory controller completes preparation to perform an operation corresponding to the first command by performing a first booting operation when power is up, and outputs a first command ready signal to the host. The memory controller completes preparation to perform an operation corresponding to the second command by performing a second booting operation after the first booting operation, and outputs a second command ready signal to the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SK Hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Jong Ju Park
  • Patent number: 10073434
    Abstract: An automated manufacturing system includes two simultaneous and independently operating toolheads accessing any location within the same work volume, with the exception of locations in proximity to each other. The system includes a bed platform connected with X and Y linear axes. A ? rotational axis rotates the bed and its linear axes as a unit. A first toolhead has a fixed position relative to the ? axis, and a second toolhead is coupled with a linear R axis parallel to the bed. The bed X and Y axes move the bed relative to the first toolhead, enabling the first toolhead to reach any portion of the bed. The R linear axis and ? rotational axis allow the second toolhead to move almost anywhere in a circular area that is always centered near the first toolhead. The system's kinematics ensure that it is impossible for the toolheads to collide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Jonathan Marc Hollander
  • Patent number: 10065318
    Abstract: A method of repairing a structure is provided. The method includes inspecting the structure with a robotic device to identify a structural defect in the structure, generating a tool path for repairing the structural defect, and transmitting the tool path to the robotic device from a location remote from the robotic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: David Michael Bain, Phillip John Crothers, Martin Szarski
  • Patent number: 10061595
    Abstract: Fast computer startup is provided by, upon receipt of a shutdown command, recording state information representing a target state. In this target state, the computing device may have closed all user sessions, such that no user state information is included in the target state. However, the operating system may still be executing. In response to a command to startup the computer, this target state may be quickly reestablished from the recorded target state information. Portions of a startup sequence may be performed to complete the startup process, including establishing user state. To protect user expectations despite changes in response to a shutdown command, creation and use of the file holding the recorded state information may be conditional on dynamically determined events. Also, user and programmatic interfaces may provide options to override creation or use of the recorded state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mehmet Iyigun, Yevgeniy Bak, Emily N. Wilson, Kirsten V. Stark, Sushu Zhang, Patrick L. Stemen, Brian E. King, Vasilios Karagounis, Neel Jain
  • Patent number: 10046500
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a technical field of 3D printing, and more particularly to a 3D printer spray nozzle structure and a method thereof for controlling speed and precision. According to the present invention, a feeding pipeline is embedded in an external shell, the feeding pipeline and an extruder are coaxially connected; the extruder is driven by a driving device, so as to rotate relative to the feeding pipeline. A rotation angle of the extruder relative to the feeding pipeline is controlled by rotation of a motor, for controlling a filament area actually sprayed by the extrude, in such a manner that printing speed and precision is controlled for suiting different requirements of different printing area. The present invention controls the printing speed and precision, for improving overall printing speed with precision requirements satisfied, and is applicable to 3D printer spray nozzle structure and controlling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Zhen Shen, Xue Liu, Gang Xiong, Feiyue Wang
  • Patent number: 10048662
    Abstract: A system and method for incorporating occupancy-detecting technology into furniture is provided. More particularly, the invention relates to detecting occupancy using a detection pad coupled a portion of a bed. The detection pad may include an aluminized polymer material, a metalized and/or conductive fabric, an aluminum sheet, a metal screen, an aluminum tape, a wire grid, or other metalized material or fabric. A controller determines the corresponding response based on single-occupancy or dual-occupancy detection by one or more detection pads. A processor receives information regarding changes in capacitance and determines when a change in voltage satisfies a threshold. Based on a determination of occupancy, or lack thereof, a variety of corresponding features of the adjustable bed may be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Ryan Edward Chacon, Avinash Madadi, William Robert Rohr
  • Patent number: 10046522
    Abstract: A method for printing a three-dimensional part in an additive manufacturing process, which includes calculating surface plane angles relative to one or more of the coordinate axes as a function of surface area of the surface geometry, calculating a build score for each coordinate axis as a function of the calculated surface plane angles, and selecting an orientation for the digital model in the coordinate system based at least in part on the calculated build scores. The build scores preferably predict which part orientations are likely to provide good surface quality for the printed three-dimensional part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob David Lynch August, William J. Swanson, Kevin Johnson
  • Patent number: 10042650
    Abstract: A computer startup method, a startup apparatus, a state transition method, and a state transition apparatus are described. When the computer is in a suspend-to-RAM (STR) state, the power consumption is a first power consumption. When the computer transitions from the suspend-to-disk (STD) state to the startup state, the time consumption is a first time consumption. The state transition method includes, when the computer is in the startup state, obtaining a first power state transition command to instruct the computer to transition from the startup state to a specific state; and to respond to the first power state transition command, making the computer to be in the specific state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Binqiang Ma, Xiaoyi Feng, Huijun Wu, Jingang Peng, Xuguo Liu
  • Patent number: 10031575
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device for waking up a microcontroller unit (MCU) chip, which belongs to an intelligent device technology field. The method includes: receiving a wireless message sent from other intelligent device when a Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) chip is under a low power consumption mode, in which the wireless message is dedicated to the low power consumption mode, determining whether the wireless message is a specified wakeup message, and if it is determined that the wireless message is the specified wakeup message, sending an interrupt wakeup signal to the MCU chip via a wakeup pin connected between the Wi-Fi chip and the MCU chip, so as to wake up the MCU chip. The MCU chip and the Wi-Fi chip are integrated in the same Wi-Fi module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Deguo Meng, Xin Liu, Enxing Hou
  • Patent number: 10025373
    Abstract: A method of reducing power consumption of a buffer for cache in a tape drive connected to a host in a communicable manner, according to one embodiment, includes detecting a transfer rate of data from the host or to the host, and determining a writing or reading rate of data to or from a tape based on the data transfer rate. A determination is made as to whether predetermined conditions including the data transfer rate, the data writing or reading rate, and a capacity of a buffer are satisfied, where the buffer includes at least two buffer areas. At least one of the buffer areas is selected when the predetermined conditions are satisfied. The selected buffer area is switched to a power saving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Katagiri, Hisato Matsuo, Rika Nagahara
  • Patent number: 10016929
    Abstract: A 3D printer spray nozzle includes a feeding pipeline, an extruder located under the feeding pipeline, an external housing and a driving device; wherein the feeding pipeline is embedded in the external housing, the extruder is coaxially fixed under the feeding pipeline, a center of gravity of a cross section area of an inner channel of the feeding pipeline and that of the extruder are located on a same axis which is perpendicular to the cross section area of the inner channel of the feeding pipeline and that of the extruder, the feeding pipeline is driven by the driving device to rotate around the axis relative to the extruder, thereby aiming at different rotation angles, widths of extruding forming areas of the extruder at a same direction are different so as to adjust a cross section area of a sprayed filament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventors: Feiyue Wang, Gang Xiong, Zhen Shen, Xue Liu
  • Patent number: 10019269
    Abstract: A standalone automation device (100) comprises: a removable memory port (101), configured to transmit data between the device (100) and the equipment (200) which also has a removable memory port; a removable memory control unit (102), comprising a signal convertor (112) for converting a removable memory interface to a serial interface; a power supply unit (103), configured to provide power supply when the device (100) is connected to the equipment (200) and disconnected to the field, and an isolation unit (104), configured to isolate the power supply. Compared with the existing prior arts, the proposed solution is convenient for connecting with the computer or cellphone, especially with isolation solution for power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Xiaobo Wang, Liang He, Huan Shi, Zhe Liu, Axel Lohbeck
  • Patent number: 10015047
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for noticing and creating relational settings, actions, profiles, and tasks by tying resources to a location based on user behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: Justin Tyler Dubs, Harriss Christopher Neil Ganey, Ratan Ray, Sean Michael Ulrich, Jennifer Greenwood Zawacki
  • Patent number: 10013038
    Abstract: An electronic device disclosed herein includes one or more sensors for collecting data relating to a product context that an electronic device is currently placed or used in. A product context detector of the electronic device analyzes the collected data to identify the current product context, and a power controller of the electronic device alters transmission power of at least one antenna of the electronic device based on the identified product context to ensure compliance with an applicable specific absorption rate (SAR) standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Russell Mercer, Charbel Khawand, Marc Harper
  • Patent number: 10007323
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to platform power consumption reduction via power state switching are described. In one embodiment, control logic causes a processor to enter a first low power consumption state (e.g., S0ix) instead of a second low power consumption state (e.g., S3) based on whether a threshold time period exists between a first wake event (e.g., corresponding to a first one of one or more awake requests) and a second wake event (e.g., corresponding to a second one of the one or more awake requests). Other embodiments are also claimed and disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rajeev D. Muralidhar, Harinarayanan Seshadri, Vishwesh M. Rudramuni, Richard Quinzio, Christophe Fiat, Aymen Zayet, Youvedeep Singh, Illyas M. Mansoor