Patents Examined by Ryan Jarrett
  • Patent number: 10830475
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a zoning system for climate control including a controller configured to operate the zoning system to supply conditioned air to a first zone of a plurality of zones through a first supply air damper to thermally charge the first zone. The controller is also configured to close the first supply air damper of the first zone and open a second supply air damper of a second zone of the plurality of zones after the first zone is thermally charged. The controller is further configured to operate the zoning system to draw the conditioned air from the first zone and supply the conditioned air to the second zone through the second supply air damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Brian D. Rigg, Shawn A. Hern, Andrew M. Boyd, Noel A. Grajeda-Trevizo, Cody J. Kaiser, Tom R. Tasker, Theresa N. Gillette, Jonathan A. Burns, Tyler P. McCune
  • Patent number: 10814925
    Abstract: A customized proposal system for a vehicle part capable of performing a proposal for a design part that matches user's preference is provided. The customized proposal system for the vehicle part includes a vehicle operating information acquisition unit configured to acquire vehicle operating information at least including traveling information on a vehicle; and a proposal unit configured to estimate preference of a vehicle user based on the vehicle operating information, perform selection of a part attachment position in the vehicle and design of the design part to be attached to the part attachment position based on the preference of the vehicle user that has been estimated, and propose the design part that has been designed to the vehicle user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Satoru Ohno
  • Patent number: 10816952
    Abstract: A control method for a processing apparatus includes the steps of suspending a processing operation of a processing unit during the formation of a processed groove and then imaging the processed groove by using an imaging unit to obtain a detected image, inspecting the condition of the processed groove according to the detected image, inputting a selected one of plural parameters into an input area displayed on a touch panel from an operator in adjusting the parameters to optimize inspection conditions, moving an input cursor from the input area according to the input of the selected parameter, and executing the inspection of the processed groove by using the selected parameter input in the input area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Satoshi Miyata
  • Patent number: 10809696
    Abstract: A method includes: scanning a first QR code on a first physical object to obtain first parameters, wherein the first parameters include specifications for making a product using a manufacturing process, and the specifications include at least one material used to build the product. The method further includes scanning a second QR code on a second physical object to obtain second parameters, wherein the second parameters correspond to the manufacturing process; comparing, by a computing device, the first parameters and the second parameters; based on comparing the first parameters and the second parameters, determining whether the first object corresponds to the second object; and in response to determining that the first object corresponds to the second object, building the product using the at least one material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Principato
  • Patent number: 10800106
    Abstract: A 3D printing estimation apparatus includes a database storing 3D model data indicating a printing part and usage amount information of each material in one spraying process, a printing data generating part for generating 3D data of a printing object including the printing part and a support, an area splitting part for splitting the 3D data into at least one area, a material determining part for determining a type and a printing pattern of each material constituting each of the at least one area, and a material usage amount estimating part for determining a number of times each material is sprayed on the at least one area based on the determined type and the printing pattern of each material, and estimating a usage amount of each material to be printed the printing object based on the determined number of times and the usage amount information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: 3D Systems Korea, Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Il Park, Gyeo Rye Lee, Du Su Kim, Sung Wook Cho
  • Patent number: 10804736
    Abstract: Systems and methods for configuring micro-grids to restore some power in a power distribution grid (PDG) in response to a power disruption over the PDG. A computing system configured to receive current condition information from devices in the PDG. Form a minimum spanning forest (MSF) to identify a set of micro-grids, each spanning tree in a forest is a self-sustained islanded micro-grid network. Assign a ranking to each inter-bus link within each micro-grid according to constraints, to identify some inter-bus links above a high-ranking threshold to be switched off during a restoration period. Identify switches that restore power to some critical loads of a subset of critical loads with different forest configurations, based on buses that are switched on, to determine a subset of micro-grids less susceptible for link failures during the restoration period. Upon receiving a power disruption, activate the switches to restore some power to the PDG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Hongbo Sun, Shiva Poudel
  • Patent number: 10802460
    Abstract: A controller has a function of stopping an oscillation motion in a non-cutting section in oscillation cutting and includes an oscillation command creation unit and an oscillation command creation determination unit. The oscillation command creation unit outputs an oscillation command, and the oscillation command creation determination unit determines whether or not cutting of a workpiece by a tool is actually being performed and stops an output of the oscillation command during non-cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Masashi Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10795338
    Abstract: An abnormality detection system, support device, and model generation method for generating a more highly accurate abnormality detection model before an actual operation are provided. A model generation part includes a section for generating feature values from state values provided from a state value storage part; a section for calculating importance levels respectively for the generated feature values based on plural methods, wherein the importance levels indicating a degree that is effective for abnormality detection; and a section for integrating the importance levels calculated based on the plural methods for each of the generated feature values and determining rankings of the importance levels of the generated feature values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsuke Kawanoue, Kota Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10788802
    Abstract: Some appliances, normally supplied by a mains supply, also comprise an emergency supply by batteries able to take over from the mains supply. The batteries used by the emergency supply are generally protected by a fuse. These appliances are liable to consume greater than what could be supplied by the batteries of the emergency supply. When there is a break in the mains electrical supply, it is then preferable to limit the current consumed by the appliance in order not to damage the fuse protecting said batteries. However, the fuses are hardware modules having a reaction time of a few hundreds of milliseconds. If it is wished not to damage the fuse, it is therefore essential to reduce the current consumption of the appliance within a time less than the reaction time of the fuse. The invention relates to a system and method for instantaneously reducing the electrical consumption of an appliance in the event of a break in the mains supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Negele, Anthony Reuche, Massinissa Lalam
  • Patent number: 10788761
    Abstract: A method of determining an optimal operational parameter setting of a metrology system is described. Free-form substrate shape measurements are performed. A model is applied, transforming the measured warp to modeled warp scaling values. Substrates are clamped to a chuck, causing substrate deformation. Alignment marks of the substrates are measured using an alignment system with four alignment measurement colors. Scaling values thus obtained are corrected with the modeled warp scaling values to determine corrected scaling values. An optimal alignment measurement color is determined, based on the corrected scaling values. Optionally, scaling values are selected that were measured using the optimal alignment measurement color and a substrate grid is determined using the selected scaling values. A substrate may be exposed using the determined substrate grid to correct exposure of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Leon Paul Van Dijk, Victor Emanuel Calado, Xing Lan Liu, Richard Johannes Franciscus Van Haren
  • Patent number: 10775763
    Abstract: The invention relates to a processing machine (10) or method for processing substantially plate-shaped work pieces (W), preferably made at least partially from wood, wood materials, composite materials or plastics, wherein the processing machine (10) has a processing device (6) for processing a work piece (W) in a processing direction (R), an optical detection device (2), an evaluation unit and a control device (4), wherein: the optical detection device (2) is designed and configured in such a way that it can optically detect front and rear (in relation to the processing direction (6)) end sections (Q1, Q2) of a work piece (W) to be processed, and it provides the evaluation unit with corresponding detection results; the evaluation unit is designed in such a way that it assesses, based on the detection results, whether a coating (B) is present on the front and/or rear end section (Q1, Q2) of the work piece (W) to be processed, and provides the control device (4) with corresponding assessment results; and the c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HOMAG GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Knorr, Manuel Friebolin, Joachim Graf
  • Patent number: 10747281
    Abstract: A tool for mobile thermal load balancing in a data center. The tool determines a heat signature pattern for one or more data center units based on a plurality of heat signatures over a pre-determined time period. The tool determines a high heat signature zone within a confined region of the data center based, at least in part, on a current arrangement of the one or more data center units. Responsive to a determination that a high heat signature zone within the data center exceeds a predetermined heat threshold, the tool rearranges the one or more data center units within the high heat signature zone to a region within the data center that balances a thermal load associated with the high heat signature zone across the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Jeremy R. Fox, Shikhar Kwatra, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10742441
    Abstract: A controller for a space controls a plurality of devices, where each device is associated with one of a plurality of different building domains. The controller includes one or more processors operably coupled to one or more computer-readable storage media and configured to execute instructions stored in the computer-readable storage media to determine a plurality of use cases defined for the space, each use case associated with a required set of building domains, determine, for each of the different building domains, whether devices of building equipment are operational to serve the space, determine a set of enabled use cases by, for each use case, enabling the use case if devices of building equipment are operational to serve the space for each building domain in the required set of the different building domains and control the plurality of devices in accordance with the set of enabled use cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Beth A. Ray, Sheri L. Meyer, Radu M. Dorneanu
  • Patent number: 10731887
    Abstract: A system is provided that includes one or more processing resources operable to execute instructions to determine one or more base load profiles associated with one or more buildings and modify the one or more base load profiles based on a new set of building envelope parameter options that vary at least one building envelope feature. The one or more base load profiles are matched with a plurality of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment profiles to define HVAC configuration options. Control configurations are determined for the HVAC configuration options. A simulation of the control configurations is executed on models of the HVAC configuration options to determine one or more performance indicators. An assessment is output of the one or more performance indicators associated with the control configurations and the HVAC configuration options for the one or more buildings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Luciano DeTommasi, El Hassan Ridouane, Cemalettin Ozturk
  • Patent number: 10733014
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling and coordinating a multi-component system. Each component in the system contains a computing device. Each computing device is controlled by software running on the computing device. A first portion of the software resident on each computing device is used to control operations needed to coordinate the activities of all the components in the system. This first portion is known as a “coordinating process.” A second portion of the software resident on each computing devised is used to control local processes (local activities) specific to that component. Each component in the system is capable of hosting and running the coordinating process. The coordinating process continually cycles from component to component while it is running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Ford, Niranjan Suri
  • Patent number: 10712717
    Abstract: Systems and methods for condition-based validation of performance updates are provided. According to one embodiment of the disclosure, a method can include operating an asset under updated settings, ascertaining ambient conditions of the asset and matching the ambient conditions to a condition range, determining whether data completion criteria for the condition range are satisfied and, based at least in part on the determination, selectively switching between using the updated settings for operating the asset and using baseline settings for operating the asset while collecting data points for a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Raimundo Onetto, Peter Alan Gregg, Jeff Eric Bergman
  • Patent number: 10712039
    Abstract: A method and a thermostat for a multi-thermostat temperature control system are provided. The system includes a thermostat including at least one processor communicatively coupled to at least one memory device. The thermostat is configured to receive one or more input signal commands permitting a recovery from a demand management system load shedding event and determine a pseudo-random starting time window from which a recovery starting time is selected. The pseudo-random starting time is based on a value accessible to the thermostat that is unique to the thermostat. The starting time window includes a primary delay window and a secondary delay window within the primary delay window. The thermostat is also configured to start an operation of a conditioning unit associated with the thermostat at the selected time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Emerson Electronics Co.
    Inventor: Jeffrey N. Arensmeier
  • Patent number: 10705508
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for generating settings for machining an optical lens, including: a) acquiring a file characterizing the shape to which the optical lens must be machined in order to allow it to be mounted in a spectacle frame; b) decomposing the shape into a plurality of distinct objects, including an exterior envelope inside of which all the other objects are located; c) determining a machining order of the other objects; and d) generating the machining settings depending on the machining order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Vincent Anatole, Cedric Sileo
  • Patent number: 10705582
    Abstract: A freezer power calculation unit calculates power consumption Wc of a freezer, based on a heat exchanging amount Q of an electronic device and a performance coefficient COP_c of the freezer. An apparatus performance coefficient calculation unit calculates an apparatus performance coefficient ACOP, based on a calorific value Q of the electronic device, Wc, and power consumption Wf of an air conditioning blower unit. Note that the apparatus performance coefficient ACOP is a performance coefficient of an apparatus including an evaporator, a condenser, a heat exchanger, the freezer, and the air conditioning blower unit. A blower rotational speed control unit controls a rotational speed r of the air conditioning blower unit, based on the apparatus performance coefficient ACOP. A coolant temperature control unit controls a first coolant temperature Tin being a temperature of coolant COO flowing from the freezer, based on the apparatus performance coefficient ACOP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Masanori Sato
  • Patent number: 10688725
    Abstract: A 3D printer and a method implemented therein for limiting inherent material accretion which may result during the 3D printing and which results in deformations relative to a desired form for printing. Two mechanisms are disclosed for this purpose. For example, on the basis of a provided model one mechanism includes compensating the model for inherent accretion and generating layers for printing for the 3D printer on the basis of the compensated model. Another mechanism includes generating layers for printing for the 3D printer on the basis of the model and compensating the layers for printing for inherent accretion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ATUM HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Tristram Budel, Ramon Rudolf Tetteroo, Chanil Budel