Patents Examined by Robert A Cassity
  • Patent number: 11220997
    Abstract: A control system for one or more wind turbines comprising an RF receiver used as a method for adaptively controlling the noise mode of operation of a wind turbine. Preferably, this involves multilateration to determine location of RF sources near wind turbindes of a wind turbine park. The RF receivers would detect nearby RF signals in multiple spectrums, in particular mobile telecommunication signals (GSM/UMTS), to identify and localize RF sources near to the wind turbine(s). This information is then be processed to identify which RF sources are likely to be linked to a real person near the wind turbine, and this can be used to adjust the noise mode of the wind turbine accordingly. Thereby maximizing energy production from the wind turbine in absence of nearby people, while keeping noise low when people are nearby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventor: Martin Qvist
  • Patent number: 11215967
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for recording and then displaying comments containing recommended actions to take in response to abnormal conditions arising during process operations. The comments can be ranked by an operator based on their success in remedying abnormal conditions with the highest ranked actions displayed first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Alicia Kempf, David Ross Nixon, Rahul C. Nath
  • Patent number: 11210591
    Abstract: A building management system includes a processing circuit configured to perform a system identification process to identify one or more parameters of a system model that predicts a behavior of a building system. The one or more parameters include one or more model parameters and one or more Kalman gain parameters. The system identification process includes identifying the one or more model parameters, generating an initial guess of the one or more Kalman gain parameters based on the training data and results of a simulation that uses the one or more model parameters, and identifying the one or more Kalman gain parameters by initializing a prediction error minimization problem with the initial guess. The building management system also includes a controller configured to control building equipment to affect the behavior of the building system based on predictions of the system model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Anas W. I. Alanqar, Matthew J. Ellis
  • Patent number: 11209880
    Abstract: To individually control supply of the power supply voltage to circuits, a semiconductor device includes a CPU, a memory that reads and writes data used in arithmetic operation of the CPU, a signal processing circuit that generates an output signal by converting a data signal generated by the arithmetic operation of the CPU, a first power supply control switch that controls supply of the power supply voltage to the CPU, a second power supply control switch that controls supply of the power supply voltage to the memory, a third power supply control switch that controls supply of the power supply voltage to the signal processing circuit, and a controller that at least has a function of controlling the first to third power supply control switches individually in accordance with an input signal and instruction signals input from the CPU and the signal processing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Koyama, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11199827
    Abstract: A building controller includes a plurality of inputs, a plurality of outputs and a plurality of manually-actuated HAND-OFF-AUTO (HOA) switches each having a HAND (H) position, an OFF (O) position and an AUTO (A) position, wherein each of the plurality of HOA switches is associated with but not directly coupled to a corresponding output of the plurality of outputs. A controller is operatively coupled to the plurality of inputs, the plurality of outputs, and the plurality of HOA switches and is configured to recognize a position of each of the plurality of HOA switches, and to control one or more of the plurality of outputs in accordance with the recognized position of each of the plurality of HOA switches as well as a plurality of programmed configuration settings associated with the plurality of HOA switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Louis A. Ferraro, Suresh Vemuri, Michael A. Pouchak, Paul C. Wacker, Todd Kreft
  • Patent number: 11199863
    Abstract: Provided is a user side load response method based on adjustment and control on temperature of load clusters. The user side load response method includes: performing thermodynamic modeling on a temperature control load to obtain a temperature control model in direct load control; constructing a mapping quantity to describe the change state of a temperature control load relay switch; obtaining adjustable capacity of the temperature control load through the mapping quantity; introducing temperature control load clusters to solve the problem that control precision cannot satisfy condition requirements; and finally calculating the influence of each load cluster in different load cluster control schemes on comfort degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventors: Jijun Yin, Zuofeng Li, Gang Chen, Zhenyu Chen, Haifeng Li, Yefeng Jiang, Lin Liu, Qifeng Huang, Shufeng Lu, Bin Yang, Haowei Zhang, Xiao Chen, Qiang Zhou, Mingfeng Xue, Lingying Huang, Shihai Yang, Qingshan Xu, Minrui Xu, Zhixin Li, Shuangshuang Zhao, Feng Wang, Wenguang Chen
  • Patent number: 11194586
    Abstract: A firmware-based system and method for detecting an indicator of an override condition during a Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Secure Boot sequence. The indicator of the override condition may be detected based upon the pressing of a specialized button, designated key or keys or other received input that indicates both physical presence of the user and the desire, on the current boot, to bypass UEFI Secure Boot. An embodiment may work for only a single boot, not require access into a setup application, and may be accessed by externally accessible features of the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Insyde Software Corp.
    Inventor: Timothy Andrew Lewis
  • Patent number: 11188136
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing content to improve battery life of client devices. A data processing system receives requests for content items from client devices. The data processing system selects the content items from a set of content items and transmits the content items to the respective client devices. The client devices acquire battery status information related to the displaying or rendering of their respective content item. The data processing system receives the battery status information from the client devices and determines a power consumption value associated with the content items. Based on the power consumption value being greater than a threshold power consumption value, the data processing system modifies a policy for selecting the content items from the set of content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Eugenio Jorge Marchiori, Abhijit Chandgadkar
  • Patent number: 11175057
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the present disclosure, a control system for a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning (HVAC) system includes a user interface configured to display a zone management screen having a first selectable representation of a first zone of the HVAC system including a first temperature set point and a first operating mode of the first zone, and a second selectable representation of a second zone of the HVAC system having a second temperature set point and a second operating mode of the second zone. The control system further includes a controller configured to receive a first input via the zone management screen to adjust the first temperature set point or to adjust the second temperature set point, and receive a second input via the zone management screen to adjust the first operating mode or to adjust the second operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Theresa N. Gillette, Shaun B. Atchison, John W. Uerkvitz, Jonathan A. Burns, Brian D. Rigg
  • Patent number: 11171794
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for 8-channel surge protection for a network utilizing Power Over Ethernet (PoE). Four Bob Smith terminations are arranged such that one Bob Smith termination is coupled to each of four PoE nodes. Each Bob Smith termination includes a capacitor and a resistor pair coupled in series between its respective PoE node and a respective Bob Smith termination node, wherein a first pair of the Bob Smith terminations is connected between their respective PoE nodes and a first Bob Smith node and a second pair of the Bob Smith terminations is connected between their respective PoE nodes and a second Bob Smith node. The first Bob Smith node is capacitively isolated from ground via a first terminating capacitor component and a second Bob Smith node is capacitively isolated from ground via a second terminating capacitor component separate from the first terminating capacitor component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kah Hoe Ng, Tzye Perng Poh, Khai Chiah Chng
  • Patent number: 11169591
    Abstract: An Ethernet communication device includes a data interface and circuitry. The data interface is configured for communicating with a neighbor device. The circuitry is configured to exchange Ethernet data frames with the neighbor device over the data interface, wherein successive data frames are separated in time by an Inter-Packet Gap (IPG) having at least a predefined minimal duration, and to further exchange with the neighbor device, over the data interface, during the IPG between Ethernet frames exchanged on the data interface, a wake-up/sleep command that instructs switching between an active mode and a sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: MARVELL ASIA PTE LTD
    Inventors: Dance Wu, Christopher Mash, Daryl J. Hoot, Hong Yu Chou
  • Patent number: 11156380
    Abstract: A system for allocating one or more resources including electrical energy across equipment that operate to satisfy a resource demand of a building. The system includes electrical energy storage including one or more batteries configured to store electrical energy purchased from a utility and to discharge the stored electrical energy. The system further includes a controller configured to determine an allocation of the one or more resources by performing an optimization of a value function. The value function includes a monetized cost of capacity loss for the electrical energy storage predicted to result from battery degradation due to a potential allocation of the one or more resources. The controller is further configured to use the allocation of the one or more resources to operate the electrical energy storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Kirk H. Drees, Michael J. Wenzel, Robert D. Turney
  • Patent number: 11144039
    Abstract: A system may include a data delivery pipeline communicatively coupled to one or more microservices that receive a dataset transmitted through the data delivery pipeline. The system may also include a first microservice that receives a first dataset corresponding to operation technology (OT) data or information technology (IT) data and determines a second dataset based on the first dataset. The system may also include a second microservice that receives the second dataset from the first microservice via the data delivery pipeline, determines an action to perform in an industrial automation component of an industrial automation system based on an analysis of the second dataset, and transmits the action to the industrial automation component via the data delivery pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Francisco P. Maturana
  • Patent number: 11143213
    Abstract: An electronic execution unit controls and regulates a pneumatic valve assembly for a pneumatic movement. An application for controlling and regulating a valve assembly is or can be loaded so that it can be carried out on the electronic execution unit to carry out the pneumatic movement on the pneumatic valve assembly. An electronic valve controller for the open-loop control and closed-loop control of a valve assembly has at least one pneumatic valve for a pneumatic movement task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Festo SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Doll, Rüdiger Neumann, Stefan Elmer, Peter Hofmann, Bernd Schneider, Michael Link
  • Patent number: 11112770
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assisting a surgeon with implant during a surgery are disclosed. A method includes defining areas of interest in diagnostic data of a patient and defining an implant type. Post defining the areas of interest, salient points are determined for the areas of interest. Successively, an XZ angle, an XY angle, and a position entry point for an implant are determined based on the salient points of the areas of interest. In spinal procedures, a maximum screw diameter and a length of the spinal screw are successively determined based on the salient points. Based on determined length and diameter, a spinal screw and a matching screw guide is determined. Thereafter, the spinal screw and the screw guide is printed using a Three-Dimensional (3D) printer. Such printed spinal screw and screw guide could be used by the surgeon during the spinal surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Carlsmed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roh, Justin Esterberg
  • Patent number: 11112779
    Abstract: A facility that includes machines, includes a camera generating facility operation data, which includes an image of any given space. A computer system comprises: a data obtaining module obtaining the facility operation data; a work identification module identifying work that is performed in the facility, based on the image included in the facility operation data; and an output module outputting time-series information indicating a flow of the work. The work identification module identifies an object included in the image; identifies the work based on information about the identified object; and generates work analysis data, which associates the identified work, a period in which the identified work has been performed, and machines that is related to the identified work with one another. The output module outputs the time-series information or statistical information by using the work analysis data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akinori Yokoi, Itoe Akutsu, Kana Oki, Yoshiaki Kato
  • Patent number: 11082243
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an energy management device (40) and a method of operating the same. The energy management device (40) comprising a buffer controller (41) and an energy buffer unit (45) wherein the buffer controller is configured to connect the energy buffer unit (45) to operate a load device upon detecting that the load device is in an accepting operational state and the voltage provided by a power supply device is between the first and second threshold, during a power negotiation period between the power supply device (10) and the load device (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Wendt, Harald Josef Günther Radermacher
  • Patent number: 11067932
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of recovering the apparatus from a state in which software operation is abnormal to a state in which the same is normal. The information processing apparatus is provided with a CPU for receiving an instruction for turning off power of the information processing apparatus. Upon receipt of the instruction, the CPU determines whether or not it is necessary to turn off the power of the information processing apparatus. When it is necessary to turn off the power of the information processing apparatus, the CPU controls the information processing apparatus such that the power thereof is turned off, whereas when it is unnecessary to turn off the power of the information processing apparatus, the CPU controls the information processing apparatus such that the power thereof is not turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tamotsu Takatani, So Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 11064635
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of communication between a plurality of liquid cooling modules of a cooling system for one or more one computer servers, in which: the cooling modules communicate with each other in a manner that operates in N+1 redundancy where N is greater than or equal to 2, so as to enable a standard replacement of any one of these cooling modules without stopping the cooling and without stopping the operation of the server or servers, this communication being ensured by a collaborative protocol without master/slave, before switching from an active mode where it is cooling to a backup mode where it is no longer cooling, the redundant cooling module verifying beforehand that a data set is consistent across all these cooling modules and that this consistency is maintained for a predetermined duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Bonnin, Elyès Zekri
  • Patent number: 11046006
    Abstract: A method for making a rapid prototype of a patient's mouth to be used in the design and fabrication of a dental prosthesis. The method takes an impression of a mouth including a first installation site having a dental implant installed in the first installation site and a gingival healing abutment having at least one informational marker attached to the dental implant. A stone model is prepared based on the impression, including teeth models and model markers indicative of the at least one informational marker. The model is scanned. Scan data is generated from the scanning. The scan data is transferred to a CAD program. A three-dimensional model of the installation site is created in the CAD program. The at least one informational marker is determined to gather information for manufacturing the rapid prototype. Rapid prototype dimensional information is developed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Biomet 3I, LLC
    Inventors: Theodore M. Powell, John T. Amber, Bruce Berckmans, III, Zachary B. Suttin