Patents Examined by Suresh Suryawanshi
  • Patent number: 10495084
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for protecting a twin screw positive displacement pump, that include a signal processor that receives signaling containing information about power, torque, speed, viscosity and specific gravity related to the operation of the twin screw positive displacement pump; and determines whether to enter an enhanced pump protection mode for the twin screw positive displacement pump based on a relationship between an actual corrected tune ratio and a tuned ratio set point (Tune Ratio SP). In operation, the signal processor determines if the actual corrected tune ratio is<=the actual corrected tune ratio set point (Tune Ratio SP), and if so, then enters the enhanced pump protection mode, else continues to use a basic pump protection mode, and also determines the actual corrected tune ratio based on a ratio of an actual corrected torque (TAcorr) divided by a tuned corrected torque (TTcorr) at a specific operating speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Anthony E. Stavale, Robert Semidey
  • Patent number: 10496073
    Abstract: A method performed by one or more processing devices for ensuring that a vehicle seat top is qualified for use with a seat base for a vehicle seat, the method comprising: receiving information that identifies a type of vehicle seat top for coupling to the seat base; verifying that the vehicle seat top is authorized for use with the seat base; and in response to verifying, retrieving, based on the received information that identifies the type of vehicle seat top, pre-determined values of controller parameters of a closed loop control system for isolating vibrations from the vehicle seat top, wherein the predetermined values of the controller parameters are specifically tuned for the vehicle seat top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ClearMotion Acquisition I LLC
    Inventor: James A. Parison
  • Patent number: 10495334
    Abstract: A building management system includes connected equipment and a predictive diagnostics system. The connected equipment is configured to measure a plurality of monitored variables. The predictive diagnostics system includes a communications interface, a steady state detector, a controller. The communications interface is configured to receive samples of the monitored variables from the connected equipment. The steady state detector is configured to recursively update a mean and a variance of the samples each time a new sample is received, identify whether each of the samples reflects a steady state or a transient state of operation of the connected equipment using the mean and the variance, and associate each of the samples to the steady state or the transient state as identified. The controller is configured to adjust an operation of the connected equipment based on the steady state or the transient state as identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Techology Company
    Inventor: Carlos Felipe Alcala Perez
  • Patent number: 10481459
    Abstract: Certain embodiments are directed to control methods, window controllers, and uninterruptible power supplies for determining tinting instructions for optically switchable windows to reduce power usage at a site during a reduced power event. In some cases, reduced power operations are initiated by a window controller upon receipt of a trigger signal from an uninterruptible power supply sent when it detects a power loss. In some cases, tinting instructions are based on the remaining charge left on the uninterruptible power supply. In some cases, reduced power operations are delayed for a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Dhairya Shrivastava, Rao Mulpuri, Stephen Clark Brown
  • Patent number: 10462247
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to customize web content using customization services are disclosed. An example method includes accessing, by executing an instruction with a processor of a first server, a first request for web content. The web content resides on the first server and the first request originates from a client device and includes indication of a characteristic of the client device. The method further includes generating, by executing an instruction with the processor of the first server, a second request to transform the web content into modified web content based on the characteristic of the client device. The second request includes a universal resource locator of the web content. The method also includes obtaining the modified web content from a second server in response to the first server transmitting the second request to the second server and transmitting the modified web content, from the first server to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lalitha Suryanarayana, Sreenivasa Rao Gorti
  • Patent number: 10451036
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method for controlling a wind turbine using an adjusted aerodynamic performance map. In one embodiment, the method includes monitoring at least one of an actual wind parameter or operating data of the wind turbine using one or more sensors. Further, the method includes determining an adjustment factor for the aerodynamic performance map based, at least in part, on either or both of the measured actual wind parameter or the wind turbine operating data. Moreover, the method includes applying the adjustment factor to a first aerodynamic performance map to obtain an adjusted aerodynamic performance map. Thus, the method also includes controlling the wind turbine based on the adjusted aerodynamic performance map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Stefan Herr, Murray Fisher, Sara Simonne Delport, Jelmer Cnossen
  • Patent number: 10444769
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a system and method for interfacing with an irrigation controller based on rainfall, the system comprising: an interface unit including a housing and a control unit within the housing and configured to: cause an interruption of one or more watering schedules executed by the irrigation controller, which is separate from the interface unit, based on signaling received from a rain sensor including hygroscopic material, when a sensed expansion of the hygroscopic material is above a set rainfall accumulation threshold parameter, the rain sensor being separate from the interface unit and the hygroscopic material being configured to expand in response to being contacted by the rainfall and to contract in response to an absence of the rainfall; and remove the interruption after a completion of a predetermined interval of time after a sensed contraction of the hygroscopic material indicative of a rainfall stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventors: Steven W. Weiler, Joseph G. Porrazzo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10427205
    Abstract: A heading machine includes a base unit (1), a delivery unit (2) arranged on the base unit, two holding units (3) arranged on the base unit, a drive unit (4) arranged on the base unit, a cutting unit (5) arranged on the delivery unit, a computer control unit (6) arranged on the base unit, and a power supply (7) electrically coupled to the drive unit, the cutting unit and the computer control unit to provide an electric power. Thus, the computer control unit adjusts the length of the lace (8), so that the tension of the lace is distributed evenly, and the lace that has been cut will have a constant length. In addition, the cut length of the lace is adjusted without needing manual measurement and adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Kae Sheng Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsai-Chen Liu
  • Patent number: 10429828
    Abstract: A plant simulation device includes a first storage that stores a model that models a state of a facility in a plant, a first parameter that is fixed at a start operation of the plant, and a second parameter that is varied during an operation of the plant, the first parameter and the second parameter being set in the model, and a simulator that compares a process value of the facility with a simulated value calculated using the model and that adjusts the first parameter and the second parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Tatenobu Seki, Mitsuhiro Yamamoto, Yoshihisa Hidaka, Nobuaki Ema
  • Patent number: 10416649
    Abstract: A numerical controller corrects a tool compensation value for a machine tool provided with a tool for machining a workpiece based on an NC machining program. The numerical controller makes it unnecessary for a person in charge of input to be conscious of the sign of the tool compensation value and prevents a tool compensation value input error by providing an input button for bringing a workpiece and a tool cutting edge close to each other by a specified amount (+input advance) and an input button for causing the workpiece and the tool cutting edge to be away from each other by a specified amount (+input retreat) at the time of inputting the tool compensation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10413985
    Abstract: A controller and a control method for a hot air blower used in the field of solder reworking. The controller allows a user to change the control parameters effectively while using the hot air blower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hakko Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitomo Teraoka, Hitoshi Takeuchi, Yasumasa Igi, Kenta Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10408487
    Abstract: A secondary controller that controls a secondary device and is used with a primary controller that controls a primary device. The secondary controller detects primary control signals sent to or from the primary controller, and controls the secondary device based on the detection such that the secondary device does not operate when the primary device is operating, or so that the secondary device operates in a relatively lesser capacity when the primary device is operating. Also described is an outdoor air cooling and ventilation apparatus for supplying outdoor air to an indoor space, which may optionally be used with the secondary controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Mark J. Berman
  • Patent number: 10405647
    Abstract: An improved, height-adjustable desktop system that accommodates various postures including, but not limited to, seated in a chair at a desk, or standing upright on a floor, or various possible positions in between fully-seated or fully-standing, according to a user's preference. Systems and methods for providing computer-control for height adjustments allowing automatic or remote adjustment or both. The desktop system further providing minimalized footprint and upright design to allow placement in small spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Versa Products, Inc
    Inventors: Christopher Laudadio, Aryan Jafari
  • Patent number: 10401849
    Abstract: The velocity and force of a target is controlled to have a predetermined relationship, independently of changes in the velocity at which the target is driven using a velocity command value and in an external force from the target. A controller controls a control target, driven to generate a predetermined viscous force as a reaction force, by periodically outputting a command value to the control target using a target value calculated from a command pattern for driving the control target and a feedback value from the control target relative to the target value. A correction operation unit obtains a control physical quantity different from the command value, calculates a correction command value based on a relationship between an error of the obtained control physical quantity from its target value and an error of the feedback value from the target value, and outputs the correction command value to the control target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Koga, Ryuichiro Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10394312
    Abstract: A power management device includes a workload rate detector configured to adjust a length of a duration period; a power management unit configured to calculate a period workload rate in the duration period; and a voltage-clock provider configured to adjust a power level, based on the period workload rate and/or based on an external command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Jong-Lae Park
  • Patent number: 10386902
    Abstract: Methods and systems for supplying more power than a power limit to a powered device (PD) if the PD is capable of receiving power more than the power limit, and receiving power more than the power limit from a power sourcing equipment (PSE) if the PSE is capable of supplying power more than the power limit. The PD and the PSE operates in a power over Ethernet (PoE) environment. The system comprises a power receiving section and a power supply section. The power receiving section comprises a first power-receiving circuit and a second power-receiving circuit, where the first power-receiving circuit is used when receiving power up to the power limit, and the second power-receiving circuit is used when receiving power more than the power limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Ming Pui Chong, Tik Yan Wong
  • Patent number: 10389123
    Abstract: A method for controlling power in a microgrid that includes power sources, loads and at least one connection to a main grid where a transformer is arranged to transfer electric power between the microgrid and the main grid is disclosed. The method includes: monitoring the power balance within the microgrid; monitoring the transformer, including monitoring the transformer temperature; and detecting a need for overloading the transformer based on the power balance within the microgrid. Especially, the method includes: determining a load profile for the transformer based on the power balance within the microgrid; determining a prognosis of the transformer temperature based on the load profile; and determining a schedule for power control of the microgrid, which determining of a schedule for power control includes analyzing the prognosis of the transformer temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Robert Saers, Ritwik Majumder, Antonis Marinopoulos
  • Patent number: 10374894
    Abstract: Exemplified system and method facilitates update/upgrade and validation of controls systems in an uninterrupted manner. An update/upgrade agent operates with a multiple-processor or multi-processor core system to simultaneously and concurrently implement two real-time embedded controllers in which a first controller executes a current firmware or control application installed at the site while a second controller executes an updated controller firmware or control application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Halvard Miller, Rodney Rice
  • Patent number: 10372118
    Abstract: An energy monitoring system includes a memory storing instructions to execute an energy modeling technique and processing circuitry for executing the instructions to operate the energy modeling technique. The energy modeling technique includes receiving energy data from a plurality of segments representative of one or more logical subgroups. The energy modeling technique includes categorizing the energy data of the logical subgroups into a plurality of segments. The energy modeling technique includes organizing the plurality of segments into a plurality of state-based hierarchical levels. The energy modeling technique includes calculating energy usage and factors associated with the plurality of state-based hierarchical levels via an energy model. The energy modeling technique includes outputting a visualization representative of the energy data corresponding to each of the segments to a monitoring and control system, resulting in a graphical representation accessible by a user-viewable screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Linglai Li, Guolin Zhang, David Brandt, Fred M. Discenzo, Philip Kaufman, David Berman, Phillip Bush, Sean C. Schmelzer, Steven Lombardi, Noel Henderson, Richard A. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10363705
    Abstract: A device may obtain measurement data concerning a three-dimensional (3D) printed object, where the 3D printed object has a plurality of physical elements that comprise a plurality of different physical attributes, and where the plurality of physical elements and the plurality of different physical attributes are designed to exhibit one or more printing capabilities of a 3D printer that printed the 3D printed object. The device may process the measurement data to determine one or more printing anomalies relating to one or more physical elements, of the plurality of physical elements, and one or more physical attributes of the plurality of different physical attributes. The device may generate a set of instructions to permit the 3D printer to be adjusted to address the one or more printing anomalies, and may cause an action to be performed based on generating the set of instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Marsch, Kevin Osborn, David Kelly Wurmfeld