Patents Examined by Santosh R Poudel
  • Patent number: 10452034
    Abstract: Predictor variables that affect a building energy load are sampled at a plurality of times within a time period and aggregated to generate an aggregated value for each predictor variable over the time period. A model is generated which estimates the building energy load in terms of the predictor variables. A regression process is performed to generate values for a plurality of regression coefficients in the model based on a cumulative building energy load for the time period and the aggregated values. The sampled values of the predictor variables are then applied as inputs to the model to estimate building energy loads at each of the plurality of times. The estimated building energy loads may be used as inputs to a controller that optimizes operation of a central plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Steven R. Vitullo, Graeme Willmott
  • Patent number: 10444712
    Abstract: A system and method for optimizing energy consumption in a plurality of air handling units (AHUs) in a zone is provided. The system comprising a zone thermal unit that is configured to obtain a first set of input parameters including an internal heat gains, a surface convective loads, an intra-zone mixing, a supply air temperature, a second set of input parameters including internal moisture gains, a supply humidity ratio, and a third set of input parameters including an air contaminant concentration and an ambient contaminant concentration of the AHUs and generates a first set of output parameters including a zone temperature, a humidity ratio and an air concentration. The system further includes an optimizer that is configured to generate a second set of output parameters including an optimum combination of AHU flow rates for the AHUs based on at least one of the first set of output parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Srinarayana Nagarathinam, Shiva R Iyer, Venkata Ramakrishna P, Arunchandar Vasan, Venkatesh Sarangan, Anand Sivasubramaniam
  • Patent number: 10437224
    Abstract: A numerical controller controlling a five-axis machining machine having three linear axes and two rotation axes acquires a linear-axis-caused compensation amount associated with a combination of an instructed linear axis position and linear axis movement direction and an rotation-axis-caused compensation amount associated with a combination of an instructed rotation axis position and rotation axis movement direction, calculate a translation/rotation compensation amount based on the linear-axis-caused compensation amount and the rotation-axis-caused compensation amount, and adds the calculated translation/rotation compensation amount to the instructed linear axis position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Tsuyuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10423173
    Abstract: A system incudes an equipment interface module (EIM) and a control unit. The EIM includes a signal encoder that is operable to generate one or more encoded signals by encoding one or more instructions onto one or more electrical signals according to one or more received commands from a thermostat unit. The signal encoder is further operable to transmit the generated one or more encoded signals on one or more of a plurality of electrical wires. The control unit is coupled to the EIM via the plurality of electrical wires and includes a signal decoder. The signal decoder is operable to decode the one or more instructions from the one or more encoded signals on the one or more electrical wires. The control unit is operable to control one or more functions of a motor according to the decoded instructions from the signal decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Robert B. “Dutch” Uselton
  • Patent number: 10416641
    Abstract: An operation program editing device includes a program editing portion configured to edit an operation program executable by a programmable controller that controls a facility, and the program editing portion includes a bypass circuit generation unit that generates a bypass circuit including a bypass path for skipping execution of some of the plurality of steps at a time of reactivation of the facility, a first selection receiving unit that receives selection of a last step, from among the plurality of steps, within a range where the execution is skipped by the bypass circuit, and a second selection receiving unit that receives selection of a first step, from among the plurality of steps, within the range where the execution is skipped by the bypass circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akihiro Shimizu, Terukazu Senda, Masanori Muramatsu, Kouji Hamakawa, Kenzou Mima, Kouji Yamashiro
  • Patent number: 10409356
    Abstract: It is an object to enable a request received from an outside to be automatically processed immediately before shifting to a power saving state such as a suspend state. On the way of a shift from a normal state to the suspend state and in a state where the shift cannot be interrupted, when a predetermined request such as a print job is received from an external interface, an MFP reserves a return to the normal state by turning on a wake-up reservation flag and continues a suspend process. When shifting to the suspend state, if the wake-up reservation flag is ON, a power supply control unit performs a return (resume) to the normal state even if no wake-up factor occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenji Hara
  • Patent number: 10401809
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for controlling a rotating body in an electronic device are provided. The method includes emitting light to at least one indicator among a plurality of indicators having different reflectivities in a rotating body, receiving light reflected from the at least one indicator, detecting a rotation parameter of the rotating body based on an amount of the reflected light received from the at least one indicator, and controlling the rotating body based on the rotation parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Younhyoung Kim, Junhui Lee
  • Patent number: 10372179
    Abstract: An electronic device is configured to perform a power cycle reset in response to a change in charging power applied to the device. The device includes an electrical load with a microprocessor, a battery, a charging circuit that receives power from an external power source and uses the received power to charge the battery, and a control circuit that regulates the power cycle reset operation. The power supply circuit selectively uses the battery to power the device by coupling the load to a power supply path and discharges the load by coupling the load to a discharge path. The control circuit receives, from the charging circuit, an indication of a change in power applied to the charging circuit and responsively generates a control signal and applies the control signal to the power supply circuit, which causes the power supply circuit to temporarily couple the load to the discharge path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventor: Russell Norman Mirov
  • Patent number: 10359752
    Abstract: An operation program editing device includes a program editing portion configured to edit an operation program executable by a programmable controller that controls a facility, and the program editing portion includes a bypass circuit generation unit that generates a bypass circuit including a bypass path for skipping execution of some of the plurality of steps at a time of reactivation of the facility, a first selection receiving unit that receives selection of a last step, from among the plurality of steps, within a range where the execution is skipped by the bypass circuit, and a second selection receiving unit that receives selection of a first step, from among the plurality of steps, within the range where the execution is skipped by the bypass circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akihiro Shimizu, Terukazu Senda, Masanori Muramatsu, Kouji Hamakawa, Kenzou Mima, Kouji Yamashiro
  • Patent number: 10324518
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes, a reception unit configured to receive an instruction to transfer the information processing apparatus to the second power state, an analysis unit configured, when the reception unit receives the instruction, to analyze a factor limiting the transfer of the information processing apparatus to the second power state, and a control unit configured, when the analysis unit analyzes the factor and as a result the factor is a first factor, to control the information processing apparatus to transfer to the third power state without waiting until the factor is resolved, and configured, when the factor is a second factor, to control the information processing apparatus to wait until the factor is resolved, and to transfer to the second power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takaaki Miyata
  • Patent number: 10312697
    Abstract: Method and systems for dynamic current redistribution in electronic devices with external power storage devices are disclosed. The dynamic current redistribution system includes a set of policies for each state of the electronic device. Depending on a device state, the system identifies the policies to be put in place, and directs current according to the policies. The electronic device may be connected to an external power source in one state, an external battery device in another state, and may be connected to both in a third state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Colman Eric Stieber, Sagnik Kar, David Tuzman, Vidhyananth Ramasamy Venkatasamy, James Robert Lim
  • Patent number: 10291027
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device for controlling an active distribution network, relating to the field of power system operation and control technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Wenchuan Wu, Boming Zhang, Hongbin Sun, Zhuang Tian, Qinglai Guo, Bin Wang
  • Patent number: 10254780
    Abstract: Disclosed is an method and apparatus for electric power distribution in an energy storage system. The electric power distribution method of the energy storage system (ESS) includes computing a total power amount on the basis of a received user output target power amount and a deviation amount, determining a power distribution power conditioning system (PCS) to which the total power amount is distributed out of the PCSs included in the ESS, and distributing the total power amount on the basis of the power distribution PCS. The deviation amount is a difference between an existing user output target power amount used in an existing power distribution process and an existing total power amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HYOSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Ho Lee, Bo Gun Jin
  • Patent number: 10248185
    Abstract: Whether to enable a packet discarding mode is designated and, if an information processing apparatus operates in a power saving mode and the packet discarding mode is enabled, the information processing apparatus determines processing for a received packet based on a proxy response pattern, a WOL pattern, and a discard pattern, and, if the information processing apparatus operates in the power saving mode and the packet discarding mode is disabled, the information processing apparatus determines processing for the received packet based on the proxy response pattern and the WOL pattern without using the discard pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Okazawa, Tomohiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 10209698
    Abstract: A calibration method applicable for an automation machining apparatus includes building a first stereoscopic characteristic model corresponding to an object, obtaining a stereoscopic image of the object, building a second stereoscopic characteristic model corresponding to the object based on the stereoscopic image, obtaining at least one error parameter corresponding to the second stereoscopic characteristic model by comparing the second stereoscopic characteristic model with the first stereoscopic characteristic model, and calibrating a machining parameter of the automation machining apparatus based on the at least one error parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chung-Li Tai, Yao-Yang Tsai, Jay Huang, Ko-Shyang Wang, Chih-Kai Chiu
  • Patent number: 10135759
    Abstract: Management of context and power control information enables different power control schemes for point-to-point or point-to-multipoint based on proximity services or applications. Context information may be defined as situation data about a service or application that is used to help define a power control scheme to be implemented. Power control information may be defined as control or status data for power control, which can be used for reporting or controlling the transmitting power of a peer in a P2P network. Context and power control information may be managed across multiple layers such as the application layer, service layer, media access control layer, or physical layer. Context and power control information is updated and exchanged between or among peers for context-related power control in proximity services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Qing Li, Paul L. Russell, Jr., Chonggang Wang, Zongrui Ding, Hongkun Li
  • Patent number: 10126723
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method of performing a passive maintenance operation on an energy storage farm may generally include receiving data associated with a maintenance schedule for each energy storage system in the plurality of energy storage systems, identifying at least one energy storage system as a charge contributor based at least in part on the data associated with the maintenance schedule, identifying at least one energy storage system as a discharge contributor based at least in part on the data associated with the maintenance schedule, and controlling the operation of the energy storage farm such that power distribution in the energy storage farm is biased so as to increase the state of charge of the charge contributor(s) prior to increasing the state of charge of the discharge contributor(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Patrick Osae Djan-Sampson, Richard Hayes Cutright, Robert August Kaucic, Joshua Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 10126792
    Abstract: A power conversion system includes a maximum load current controller that is operable to limit a load current. For example, in a power conversion system operating in a discontinuous conduction mode (DCM), the maximum load current controller limits the load current by determining an idle period in an active cycle for power switches of the maximum load current controller. The maximum load current controller is optionally operable to approximate values for the time idle period that are substantially equal to theoretically calculated values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Francesco Silvio Santoro, Ralf Peter Brederlow, Neil Gibson, Rüdiger Kuhn
  • Patent number: 10108241
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus comprising: a plurality of system agents, at least one system agent including one or more queues; and logic to monitor the one or more queues in at least one system agent and to cause the plurality of system agents to block traffic after satisfaction of a criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Phani Kumar Kandula, Tessil Thomas
  • Patent number: 10082783
    Abstract: A computer numerical control (CNC) servo drive system includes a controller, a driver, a co-connection circuit, a first servo motor and a second servo motor. Users input a control command through the controller. The driver is connected to the controller, converts the control command into a drive signal, and outputs the drive signal. The co-connection circuit is connected to the driver and transmits the drive signal. A sum of maximum current values of the first servo motor and the second servo motor is not greater than a maximum current value of the driver, such that the driver can simultaneously drive the first servo motor and the second servo motor for operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Feng-Tien Chen