Patents Examined by Sean Shechtman
  • Patent number: 10712735
    Abstract: Methods and systems for infrastructure-monitoring control are provided. An example method for providing a visual representation of system events occurring in a system monitored by an infrastructure-monitoring control system includes the infrastructure-monitoring control system providing, in substantially real-time, a visual representation of at least one system event occurring in the system, wherein the visual representation comprises a color-coded visual representation depicting the at least one system event throughout the system. The method further includes the infrastructure-monitoring control system storing the visual representation. Still further, the method includes the infrastructure-monitoring control system then providing the visual representation after a given amount of time since the at least one system event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ASCO POWER TECHNOLOGIES, L.P.
    Inventors: Mario Ibrahim, Dan Sylvester
  • Patent number: 10710308
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system, which can include a 3D printer, includes in at least one aspect: a build platform; a carriage and a rack configured to hold different manufacturing tools, including an extrusion tool; a heating device associated with the extrusion tool; a 3D motion system configured to move the carriage between the rack and a build space associated with the build platform, and to move the carriage within the build space associated with the build platform; and one or more computers programmed to trigger the heating device to begin pre-heating the extrusion tool at a point before mounting of the extrusion tool to the carriage by the 3D motion system, such that the material in the extrusion tool is melted by a point in the manufacturing process when the extrusion tool will be mounted on the carriage and in position to extrude material in the build space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventor: Cory Mark Bloome
  • Patent number: 10671029
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system, and computer program product are provided for anomaly detection. The method includes receiving, by a processor, sensor data from a plurality of sensors in a system. The method also includes generating, by the processor, a relationship model based on the sensor data. The method additionally includes updating, by the processor, the relationship model with new sensor data. The method further includes identifying, by the processor, an anomaly based on a fused single-variant time series fitness score in the relationship model. The method also includes controlling an operation of a processor-based machine to change a state of the processor-based machine, responsive to the anomaly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Tan Yan, Haifeng Chen, LuAn Tang
  • Patent number: 10661385
    Abstract: A laser machining apparatus includes: a laser beam emission device; a visible laser beam emission device; a scanner; and a controller. The controller is configured to perform: generating machining data including coordinate data representing a machining pattern to be machined on a workpiece; machining the workpiece with a laser beam according to the machining data by controlling the laser beam emission device and the scanner; generating, in response to receiving a resuming command after the machining has been halted at a stopping position, a guide pattern based on a stopping point coordinate and the machining data, the guide pattern being used for resuming the machining from the stopping position, the stopping point coordinate indicating the stopping position and being determined by the coordinate data; and projecting the guide pattern onto the workpiece with a visible laser beam by controlling the visible laser beam emission device and the scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuo Nishikawa, Yoshihisa Kusumoto
  • Patent number: 10655879
    Abstract: An air-conditioning system according to the present invention includes plural air-conditioning apparatuses which air-condition the same space, and a controller which includes a communication unit, a data collection unit and a determination unit. The communication unit communicates with the plural air-conditioning apparatuses via a communication line. The data collection unit collects air-conditioning data including information indicating an air-conditioning efficiency from each of the plural air-conditioning apparatus via the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Hidenori Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 10645770
    Abstract: Feedback is received from a plurality of devices. External data is also received. Statistical patterns of the plurality of devices are determined based on the feedback. A policy is determined based on the statistical patterns, the feedback, and the external data. The policy may include a set of rules dictating the operation of each of the plurality of devices and reducing energy consumption at the plurality of devices. Control data based on the policy is transmitted to the plurality of devices. The control data may be operative to transform the operation of the plurality of devices according to the set of rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Signify Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Ashok Deepak Shah, David Diehl Roberts, III
  • Patent number: 10642299
    Abstract: Managing electrical power usage in a power distribution system. Power usage data indicative of electrical current flow through electrical outlets in the system are collected and displayed for a user. The user may select an outlet and issue a command to control current flow through that outlet. Environmental data may also be collected and displayed. Outlets in different Cabinet Power Distribution Units (CDUs) in different locations may be clustered for reporting and control. A database structure provides a “system” table for data descriptive of the system, a “tower” table for data descriptive of outlets and other elements in the system, an “infeed” table for data descriptive of input electrical power, and an “outlet” table for data descriptive of electrical power flowing through the outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Server Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Carrel W. Ewing, Andrew J. Cleveland, James P. Maskaly, Dennis W. McGlumphy, Brian P. Auclair, Marc Eisenberg, Calvin Nicholson, Andy Szeto
  • Patent number: 10639850
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of planning a 3D printing path based on Fermat's spiral. The method comprises generating a plurality of iso-contours for a given topological connected region, wherein adjacent iso-contours of the plurality of iso-contours have a set spacing therebetween. The method also comprises constructing a spiral connected graph according to the plurality of iso-contours and generating a spiral connected tree according to the spiral connected graph. The method further comprises connecting a subset of the plurality of iso-contours according to the spiral connected tree to form a connected Fermat spiral. The method additionally comprises smoothing the connected Fermat spiral through a global optimization method based on a width of the printing path being consistent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Shandong University
    Inventors: Baoquan Chen, Daniel Cohen-Or, Hao Zhang, Haisen Zhao
  • Patent number: 10634121
    Abstract: A method for operating a wind turbine during partial load operation includes determining a power output of the wind turbine. The method also includes determining whether the power output is below a rated power of the wind turbine. If the power output is at the rated power, the method includes maintaining a speed set point of the wind turbine equal to a rated speed set point. However, if the power output is below the rated power, then the method includes varying, via a controller, the speed set point of the wind turbine as a function of a torque of the wind turbine in a non-monotonic torque-speed relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ryan Andrew Risdon, Jignesh Govindlal Gandhi, Mark Edward Cardinal, Govardhan Ganireddy, Arne Koerber
  • Patent number: 10634381
    Abstract: A system includes primary zone control circuitry coupled to a set of zones, wherein the primary zone control circuitry is configured to communicate a first control signal to master control circuitry via a first communication bus, communicate one or more second control signals to one or more corresponding second zones, and communicate one or more third control signals to secondary zone control circuitry via a second communication bus. The master control circuitry is configured to control a first zone airflow to a first zone based on the first control signal. Each control signal of the one or more second control signals is configured to control a respective second zone airflows to the one or more corresponding second zones. The secondary zone control circuitry is configured to control one or more third zone airflows to one or more corresponding third zones based on the one or more third control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Burns, Shaun B. Atchison, Theresa N. Gillette
  • Patent number: 10635118
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method, a terminal device, and a computer readable storage medium for controlling rotation of a servo. The method includes: acquiring a loading mass and a rotation radius of the servo from a sensor electrically connected with the servo or by an externally input; calculating an angular acceleration threshold of the servo according to an angular acceleration formula, a rated torque, the loading mass, and the rotation radius of the servo; setting an angular acceleration of the servo according to the angular acceleration threshold; and rotating the servo according to the angular acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP
    Inventors: Youjun Xiong, Wenhua Fan, Hanyu Sun, Zhongliang Wang
  • Patent number: 10620599
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments pertain to a system that can include a high-level controller coupled to a low-level controller for controlling a physical asset. In one exemplary implementation, the high-level controller executes a first finite state machine for controlling a power generation unit via a network. The low-level controller executes a second finite state machine that may have fewer states than the first finite state machine. The second finite state machine places the low-level controller in a default mode of operation for controlling the power generation unit under various conditions such as when the high-level controller is controlling the physical asset during a normal mode of operation; when the high-level controller is revising the first finite state machine; when the high-level controller is controlling the physical asset using a revised first finite state machine; and/or upon detecting a loss of communications between the high-level controller and the low-level controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William Forrester Seely, John Raffensperger, Karl Minto
  • Patent number: 10584683
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of condition monitoring a WTG (Wind Turbine Generator) comprising acts of collecting and storage of at least the following data sets together with their time stamps. Collection of generator power production measurements. Collection of mechanical status measurements. Collection of generator torque measurements. Collection of nacelle direction measurements. Collection of meteorological conditions measurements. The method compromises a further act of synchronizing the data sets. The invention also relates to a system for condition monitoring a WTG. The invention further relates to a system for visually inspecting a WTG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ventus Engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Lysgaard, Poul Anker Skaarup Lübker
  • Patent number: 10579044
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable information recording medium stores an evaluation program for operating first and second motor control units, for evaluating operation characteristics related to a control device including a first motor control unit configured to control a first motor driving a first axis, and a second motor control unit configured to control a second motor driving a second axis. The evaluation program operates the first and second motor control units so that a shape of a movement path of a control target moved by the first and second axes includes at least a cornered shape in which both rotation directions of the first and second motors do not invert, and an arc shape in which one of the first and second motors rotates in one direction, and a rotation direction of the other of the first and second motors inverts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Ikai, Kenichi Takayama
  • Patent number: 10576826
    Abstract: A method controls electrical charging of a group of vehicles which are electrically connected to a power supply system of a power supply system operator, wherein the respective vehicles draw power from the power supply system for charging a vehicle-side energy store for driving the respective vehicle. A central control system can communicate with the respective vehicles of the group and also with a server of the power supply system operator, wherein the central control system, in response to a received reduction command which originates from the server of the power supply system operator, carries out a charging power reduction control operation for the group of vehicles using charging power measurement values of the respective vehicles and in the process reduces the charging power of at least some of the vehicle-side energy stores in order to reduce the total charging power of the groups of vehicles at least by a power value which is specified by the reduction command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Simon Ellgas, Enrique Marcial-Simon, Thomas Stauner, Rainer Mehlhorn, Xaver Pfab
  • Patent number: 10569473
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing method includes segmenting a CAD file of an component along an build interface to define at least a first component segment and a second component segment each of the first component segment and the second component segment sized to fit within an additive manufacturing build chamber; additive manufacturing the first component segment and the second component segment within the build chamber; and bonding the first component segment and the second component segment to form the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Steven W Burd
  • Patent number: 10564624
    Abstract: Systems, computer-implemented methods and/or computer program products that facilitate generating operating parameters are provided. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises: generating, by a system operatively coupled to a processor, tool life models using a tool wear data set, wherein the tool wear data set is based on production data or predetermined data; and generating, by the system, operating parameters for machining operations based on the tool life models and baseline operational parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jaydeep Karandikar, Jayakrishnan Unnikrishnan, Andrew Henderson, Kati Illouz
  • Patent number: 10564654
    Abstract: A flow path switching unit switches a flow path to an introduction state for introducing a sample in a sample loop, an analysis state for flowing a mobile phase into a column via the sample loop, or a cleaning state for introducing a cleaning solution into a sample loop. A command execution processing unit executes a plurality of preset control commands. A selection acceptance processing unit accepts a selection as to whether or not to switch the flow path from the analysis state to the cleaning state. In the case in which the selection of switching the flow path from the analysis state to the cleaning state is accepted by the selection acceptance processing unit, the command setting processing unit automatically includes the first switching command for switching the flow path from the analysis state to the cleaning state and the second switching command for returning the flow path from the cleaning state to the analysis state in a plurality of control commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Keiko Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10562754
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dispensing a product are provided. A plurality of product ingredients are associated with a product dispenser that is operable to form a plurality of selectable products from the plurality of products ingredients. Input for a selected product is received and a recipe that defines the ratio of product ingredients for forming the selected product is identified. The dispense of each of the respective product ingredients is commenced based at least in part on the identified recipe, and the dispense of each of the respective product ingredients is independently monitored during the dispense of the selected product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: David Roy Newman, Paul Anderson Phillips
  • Patent number: 10549423
    Abstract: A controller includes a machine learning device that learns an operating parameter for an operation of bonding a radiation plate by a robot. The machine learning device observes operating parameter data and heat conductor state data as state variables that express a current state of an environment. In addition, the machine learning device acquires determination data indicating a propriety determination result of the operation of bonding the radiation plate, and learns the operating parameter in association with the heat conductor state data, using the state variables and the determination data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuta Kobayashi, Hideki Otsuki