Patents Examined by Ramesh B. Patel
  • Patent number: 10413982
    Abstract: In wire-electrical discharge machine and a numerical control apparatus thereof and a numerical control apparatus for controlling a machine tool, optional minute blocks are automatically created in front of and behind a connecting point, which is a joint of a block to which an offset command is instructed, and an offset value is exchanged between the minute blocks so that a correct offset value is set in a desired block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuo Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10416616
    Abstract: A method adapted to provide alert signals to individuals or institutions and/or control signals to utilities control units to automatically stop the flow of gas, water, electricity, oil, etc., such signals being delivered in response to the detection of seismic events, the detection occurring via ground-based monitoring systems and/or satellite-based monitoring systems. The alert and/or control signals are distributed through various broadcasting systems or similar channels of communication, such as radio frequency transmitters, Internet service providers, cell phone wireless carriers, satellite phone service providers and/or security monitoring service providers, to individuals and/or facilities through smartphones, landline telephones, tablets, PC's, voice-controlled web communication devices or the like and/or to signal receivers on utilities control units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: E-SEISMIC SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Everett Ogden
  • Patent number: 10409296
    Abstract: An irrigation control circuit board is provided, comprising a microprocessor, a plurality of output terminals configured for providing an output current to an irrigation valve in order to actuate the irrigation valve, a voltage boosting circuit, including a DC-DC converter and an output current boost capacitor, wherein the voltage boosting circuit boosts the output current to an actuating voltage, the actuating voltage being sufficient to actuate an irrigation valve and the actuating voltage being supplied to an irrigation valve driver, a power mitigation circuit configured to limit current spikes to the voltage boosting circuit, and at least one shunt monitor configured to monitor the output current as it is transferred between the irrigation valve driver and the plurality of output terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ECO-DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric A. Elle, Clay Weston, John Meyo
  • Patent number: 10409258
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to compensating for a deviation in an operating point of a manipulator during the processing of a workpiece. A command sequence is processed for controlling the manipulator, and a piece of setpoint position information is generated. The operating point is set based on the setpoint position information. The setpoint position information is processed using a compensation parameter set for ascertaining a compensation value. The setpoint position information is adjusted according to the compensation value for compensating for a deviation between an actual position of the operating point and the setpoint position. The actual position is measured during the processing of the workpiece. A correction value is ascertained, based on a comparison between the measured actual position and the setpoint position. The compensation parameter set is adjusted during the processing of the workpiece for reducing the deviation based on the correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Broetje-Automation GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Stoyke
  • Patent number: 10408816
    Abstract: In a method for automated determination of the relative position (x/y/z) between a first hole (27) on a first microsystem component (11), which is preferably provided with a first channel (44) opening in the first hole (27), and at least one second hole (29) on a second microsystem component (12), which is preferably provided with a second channel (45) opening in the second hole (29), the two microsystem components (11, 12) lie in a liquid medium (41) at least in the region (25, 26) of the holes (27, 29). Under the supervision of a control device (15) controlled by a computer (22), the first and second microsystem components (11, 12) are displaced relative to one another into different relative positions (x/y/z). Electrical signals (37) are delivered to one of the two microsystem components (12, 12) and are recorded on the other of the two microsystem components (11, 12) as measurement values (38) which depend on the relative position of the two microsystem components (11, 12) with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Multichannel Systems MCS GmbH
    Inventors: Timm Danker, Elke Guenther
  • Patent number: 10401805
    Abstract: A system is provided for controlling a first switch terminal of a building occupied by one or more building occupant. The system includes a plurality of switch terminals at the building. A first computer system is coupled to the first switch terminal or equivalent of the building at a first location of the building. The first computer system runs on at least one platform. A first plurality of sensors is coupled to the first switch terminal and the first computer system. At least a portion of the sensors provide signal data to the first computer system. The first computer system produces a command or data output that relates to at least one of: a command output for a local control system, a command output for a different system, a data output for a different system, a command output for a non-local device or a data output that is a non-local device. A second switch terminal includes a second plurality of sensors coupled to a second computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Edison Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin Billings
  • Patent number: 10396592
    Abstract: Systems for providing operating reserves to an electric power grid are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system comprises at least one power consuming device, at least one controllable device, and a client device constructed and configured in network communication. The at least one controllable device is operably coupled to the at least one power consuming device. The at least one controllable device is operable to control a power flow from the electric power grid to the at least one power consuming device responsive to power control instructions from the client device. Each of the at least one power consuming device has an actual value of power reduced and/or to be reduced based on revenue grade metrology, and confirmed by measurement and verification. The actual value of power reduced and/or to be reduced is a curtailment value as supply equivalence and provides operating reserve for the electric power grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CAUSAM ENERGY, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Forbes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10394194
    Abstract: A method controls a first switch terminal of a building occupied by one or more building occupant. A plurality of switch terminals are provided at the building. A first computer system is provided and coupled to the first switch terminal or equivalent of the building at a first location of the building. The first computer system runs on at least one platform. A first plurality of sensors is provided and coupled to the first switch terminal and the first computer system. At least a portion of the sensors provide signal data to the first computer system. The first computer system produces a command or data output that relates to at least one of: a command output for a local control system, a command output for a different system, a data output for a different system, a command output for a non-local device or a data output that is a non-local device, each of an output including learned data from that is based on machine intelligence from previous data collected about patterns of a building occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Edison Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin Billings
  • Patent number: 10394268
    Abstract: A client device manages consumption of power supplied by an electric utility to power consuming devices. Power flow to the power consuming devices is selectively enabled and disabled by one or more controllable devices controlled by the client device. The client device receives a power control message from a load management server. The power control message indicates at least one of an amount of electric power to be reduced and an identification of at least one controllable device to be instructed to disable a flow of electric power to one or more associated power consuming devices. Responsive to the power control message, the client device issues a power management command to one or more controllable devices under the client device's control. The power management command causes the one or more controllable devices to disable a flow of electric power to the one or more associated power consuming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CAUSAM ENERGY, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Forbes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10390502
    Abstract: An integrated actuator coil and decoder module for use in decoder-based irrigation control systems, and related methods of manufacture and installation, are provided herein. In one implementation, an irrigation control device comprises a body, decoder circuitry located within the body, a coil located within the body and coupled to the decoder circuitry, the coil adapted to develop an electromagnetic flux sufficient to cause actuation of a device controlling irrigation equipment in response to signaling from the decoder circuitry. Also included is an electrical connection coupled to the decoder circuitry and adapted to couple to a control wire path of a decoder-based irrigation control system. The decoder circuitry and the coil are integrated into a single device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventor: Michael A. Lorenz
  • Patent number: 10384344
    Abstract: A processing device is provided and electrically connected to a drive controller for driving a control object. The drive controller has a predetermined control structure that includes a feedback system and a control model part, and that enables model follow-up control according to the control models, and has the predetermined control structures corresponding to the control objects, respectively. The processing device determines a common control gain to set a predetermined control gain in the control model part of each predetermined control structure corresponding to the control objects to the common control gain for all the control model parts when synchronous control of the control objects is performed, and instructs the drive controller to set the common control gain for the control model part corresponding to each predetermined control structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Fumiaki Sato, Mamoru Egi
  • Patent number: 10390420
    Abstract: A method of dynamic thermal management includes measuring a current temperature of a first device, calculating an allowable power using the current temperature, deriving an allowable frequency corresponding to the current temperature and the allowable power using first data, and modifying an operating frequency of the first device with the allowable frequency. The first data is a data related to a first group to which the first device belongs, and the first data includes power values corresponding to temperature and frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: In Hwan Baek
  • Patent number: 10379501
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling lab equipment such as transmitters are provided that includes a mini automation controller (MAC). The system provides a control system, user interface, and interfaces, including network interfaces usable for interfacing equipment, MAC, and user interfaces over a network, which provide a variety of functions including automation and monitoring of transmission sequences and receiver events. An exemplary MAC may include an Ethernet controller capable of converting an Ethernet signal to a serial signal. The MAC may also include a receiver monitor section comprising a fiber optic receiver input, a copper cable receiver input, and a monostable multivibrator. In addition to the receiver monitor section, the MAC may have a transmitter control section including a transmitter control pulse and a power output. An exemplary MAC may have a microcontroller coupled to the Ethernet controller, the receiver monitor section, and the transmitter control section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: David R Emerson
  • Patent number: 10383259
    Abstract: A method of thermal control in a chassis is presented. An example method of thermal control can include each of one or more blades reporting a requested fan blade speed to a CMC controller where the CMC controller performs an auction of the requested fan blade speed, determines a high value and assigning a corresponding active blade, and reporting the high value to the blades. The active blade then provides fan speed alerts while the passive blades provide fan speed alerts only when the new fan speed request exceeds the high value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ramsundar Govindarajan, Venkatesh Ramamoorthy, Dinesh Kunnathur Ragupathi
  • Patent number: 10379506
    Abstract: A smart household equipment controlling method and an apparatus are provided. Input information input by the user based on a natural dialog mode interface is obtained, then the control instruction of the smart household equipment is obtained according to the input information, so that the control instruction can be sent to the smart household equipment such that the smart household equipment executes an operation according to the control instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guang Li, Tian Xia, Chang Huang
  • Patent number: 10383258
    Abstract: A method of thermal control in a chassis is presented. An example method of thermal control can include each of one or more blades reporting a requested fan blade speed to a CMC controller where the CMC controller performs an auction of the requested fan blade speed, determines a high value and assigning a corresponding active blade, and reporting the high value to the blades. The active blade then provides fan speed alerts while the passive blades provide fan speed alerts only when the new fan speed request exceeds the high value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ramsundar Govindarajan, Venkatesh Ramamoorthy, Dinesh Kunnathur Ragupathi
  • Patent number: 10365633
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally describes a method for processing a workpiece in a machine, where the method determines an offset of the machine and adjusts for the offset during production operation. In one form, the method includes logging offset data of the machine over a period of operational time having varying thermal conditions, and comparing the logged offset data against a thermal model, where the thermal model is generated based on a probing routine and dry cycling for a plurality of test cycles on a calibration artifact. Based on the comparing, the method estimates offsets for the machine and adjusts offsets of the machine during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Chandra Sekhar Jalluri, Himanshu Rajoria, Jon Guske, Michael Allen Schmitz
  • Patent number: 10363604
    Abstract: A lamination molding apparatus, including a numerical control apparatus configured to form a desired lamination molding object by a repetition in accordance with a main program pre-created and numbered with a sequence number, the main program including a plurality of program lines, wherein the repetition includes forming a material powder layer of a predetermined thickness on a molding table for each divided layer, the molding table being vertically movable, the divided layer being obtained by dividing a shape of the desired lamination molding object at the predetermined thickness; and irradiating a predetermined area of the material powder layer with a laser beam to form a sintered layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sodick Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mikio Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10353407
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of demand management for fluid networks. The method includes the steps of providing a computer controlled fluid network for delivery of fluid to at least one customer (14), maintaining a real time database (16) within the computer controlled fluid network of predetermined parameters, requesting a flow rate and time of delivery of said fluid from the fluid network through a user interface (22) to a customer (20), determining, using predetermined parameters from the real time database (16), the availability (24) of providing delivery of fluid from the fluid network to the customer (14) based on hydraulic capacity of the fluid network, and, if the hydraulic capacity is available, calculating parameters (38) using the real time database (16) to deliver fluid to the customer (14) through the computer controlled fluid network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: RUBICON RESEARCH PTY LTD.
    Inventors: David John Aughton, Sumith Choy
  • Patent number: 10345780
    Abstract: A method for updating operating parameters of a consumer appliance. Respective operating conditions are received regarding a plurality of consumer appliances that are communicatively coupled to a database. Historical data tracking at least one component in the plurality of consumer appliances based on the operating conditions is generated. A trend, based on the data, as well as a first set of optimal operating parameters for operating the component in a first consumer appliance of the plurality of consumer appliances is determined. The first set of updated operating parameters is transmitted to the first consumer appliance to effect a change in an operation of the component in the first consumer appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit