Patents Examined by Tejal Gami
  • Patent number: 11353218
    Abstract: Disclosed are an integrated management method and system for a kitchen environment using artificial intelligence. The integrated management system for the kitchen environment includes: a range hood placed above a cooking appliance including a heater, the range hood including a sensor that measures information on an atmosphere environment changed due to an operation of the cooking appliance; a server determining whether to execute a kitchen environment management mode, on the basis of a result of measurement by the sensor; and multiple environment appliances registered in a user account and cooperating over a network, each of the multiple environment appliance receiving a control command corresponding to the kitchen environment management mode from the server, and operating according to the control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Yoosool Yoon
  • Patent number: 11349741
    Abstract: A load-controlling interfacing device obtains and processes event data, for example, from a touch-screen user interface and/or other devices, and that processes rules based on the event data to control an electrical load, such as a light fixture. During operation, when the interfacing device obtains event data, the interfacing device selects a rule to process based on the event data from the touch-screen user interface. If the interfacing device determines that the rule's condition is satisfied, the interfacing device can process the rule's action description to perform a corresponding action for controlling power to the electrical load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Ubiquiti Inc.
    Inventors: Randall W. Frei, Linker Cheng, Robert J. Pera
  • Patent number: 11334129
    Abstract: A temperature control component includes a TEC that includes a top surface and a bottom surface. A thermal conduction layer includes a top surface and a bottom surface. The top surface of the thermal conduction layer is coupled to the bottom surface of the TEC. The bottom surface of the thermal conduction layer includes a planar area. The planar area of the thermal conduction layer is to be positioned above two or more electronic devices of multiple electronic devices of an electronic system to transfer the thermal energy at the two or more electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel G. Scobee, Aleksandr Semenuk, Aswin Thiruvengadam
  • Patent number: 11334039
    Abstract: A device control method and apparatus and computer readable medium storing the method, the method including selecting at least one device based on at least one outdoor environment information; and generating control information regarding the selected at least one device based on the at least one outdoor environment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Hyung-Rae Cho, Hyun-Joo Oh
  • Patent number: 11326404
    Abstract: A system includes a processing device configured to determine a tripping operation to be undertaken. The processing device is configured to also calculate a variable tripping speed for the tripping operation to vary a speed of the tripping operation. The processing device is further generate an output to control the operation of a portion of a continuous tripping system to implement the tripping operation at the variable tripping speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Ensco International Incorporated
    Inventor: Ala Eddine Omrani
  • Patent number: 11307545
    Abstract: A procedure and an installation for the control of home appliances that uses only the data that is necessary, avoiding saturation of the memories of the elements involved and/or the communications bandwidth. The procedure is simple and reliable so that it does not require the intervention of an expert user or a service person. The procedure includes the standardization of the data identifiers of each home appliance by identifying the identifier that contains a value for each data point and checking that the scale of each data point is equivalent to a predetermined scale. The installation includes a standardization system for such purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Antonio Sanchez Navarro
  • Patent number: 11303466
    Abstract: An electronic system that controls existing electrical devices, such as those typically found in buildings such as electrical outlets and single-pole single-throw switches, which can include a circuit board upon which is mounted a connector block, a controllable switch, an AC-to-DC power converter, electrically conductive jumpers, and a control circuit. The electronic system further provides a radio means for communicating with a system controller, which may be local or remote, which provides commands for controlling the electrical device. The electronic system is configured to compactly connect with the existing electrical device by way of the electrically conductive jumpers and to fit within the confines of a single gang electrical box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Gerald P Roston
  • Patent number: 11293656
    Abstract: A switch for switching a function setting of an air conditioner and a memory that stores therein a setting value of the function setting are provided. The setting value stored in the memory is rewritable according to an instruction from a remote controller. The function setting of the air conditioner is defined by the setting value stored in the memory. Regarding functions set in the air conditioner, priority as to whether to give priority to setting with the switch or to validate setting with the remote controller is switched for each function according to setting from the remote controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Satoru Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 11287807
    Abstract: Described herein are improvements for identifying defects during automated item production. In one example, a method includes identifying a first defect in a first item. The first defect is associated with a stage of production of the first produced item. The method further includes retrieving first parametric data associated with the stage for the first item and identifying one or more defect indicators based on the first parametric data and second parametric data associated with the stage for one or more second items having defects associated with the stage. The method also includes monitoring subsequent parametric data associated with the stage to recognize the one or more defect indicators in the subsequent parametric data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Vance, Robert F. Trinnes, Mikica Cvijetinovic, Francisco P. Maturana
  • Patent number: 11282612
    Abstract: In some embodiments, systems, devices, and methods described herein provide digitized ecosystem architectures connecting systems and processes within and among various entities using Internet-of-Things (IoT) to integrate physical assets of the entities. In some embodiments, one or more blockchain applications and/or smart contracts and further define and manage system integration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: METAFYRE INC.
    Inventors: Vincenzo Lombardi, Franco Petrucci
  • Patent number: 11283263
    Abstract: A method of controlling a microgrid arrangement including a microgrid having a plurality of switches, and a plurality of Distributed Generators arranged for being connected to the microgrid. The method includes obtaining information about the microgrid arrangement. The method also includes, based on the obtained information, dynamically linking a first group of switches, of the plurality of switches, to each other. The method also includes detecting an event in the microgrid, and in response to the detection, automatically opening closed switches in the first group, whereby a first segment of the microgrid is disconnected from a second segment of the microgrid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi Energy Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Ritwik Majumder, Antonis Marinopoulos
  • Patent number: 11275347
    Abstract: A method for controlling a home appliance including a motor is provided. The control method includes acquiring, from another appliance, operating frequency information on a motor included in the another home appliance, identifying an operating frequency of the motor of the home appliance which differs from an operating frequency of the motor of the another home appliance based on the acquired operating frequency information, and controlling an operation of the motor of the home appliance based on the identified operating frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Hyosuck Kang, Daesung Kim, Sanghyeok Park, Jongkyoung Bok, Youngseok Cho
  • Patent number: 11262222
    Abstract: In order to provide a fluid device that makes it possible for operation command signals other than existing operation command signals to be received without a software modification having to be implemented in an already constructed system, in a fluid device that measures or controls physical quantities of a fluid, there are provided a command signal receiving unit that receives a predetermined plurality of types of operation command signals, and also command signal modes, which are values thereof or time series variations of the values thereof, and a command signal recognition unit that, when the command signal mode of a predetermined operation command signal received by the command signal receiving unit falls outside predetermined conditions that have been set in advance, recognizes the predetermined operation command signal that contains the command signal mode as being a different type of operation command signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: HORIBA STEC, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Shakudo, Kentaro Nagai, Kazuhiro Matsuura
  • Patent number: 11262717
    Abstract: An optimization device includes: search circuits, each configured to: hold values of state variables included in an evaluation function representing an energy value; calculate a change value of the energy value for each of state transitions which occurs in response to a change in one of the state variables; and determine stochastically whether to accept one of the state transitions according to a relative relationship between the change value of the energy value and thermal excitation energy, based on a set temperature value, the change value, and a random number value; and a controller configured to: acquire statistical information regarding a transition of a temperature value in each search circuit; determine a temperature value to be set in each search circuit based on the statistical information; set the temperature value for each search circuit; and exchange the temperature value or the values of the state variables between the search circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Jumpei Koyama, Noboru Yoneoka, Yasuhiro Watanabe, Motomu Takatsu
  • Patent number: 11262726
    Abstract: A cable processing machine control system includes middleware for data exchange with data brokers of multiple cable processing machines, and a wearable communication device for data exchange with the middleware. When a user of the cable processing machine control system has logged into the wearable communication device, depending on a role of the user that is assigned by the middleware, different information is displayed for the user on the wearable communication device via the cable processing machines assigned to the assigned role of the user and/or different action possibilities for controlling the cable processing machines assigned to the assigned role of the user are provided for the user on the wearable communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: KOMAX HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Daniel Emmenegger, Beat Arpagaus
  • Patent number: 11256272
    Abstract: An abnormal consumption detection system is provided with remote valve control for a distributed water infrastructure. The system may comprise an electronically controllable valve, a remote communication transmitter, a remote communication receiver, at least one sensor for measuring water flow information associated with the distributed water infrastructure, and at least one processor. The system may determine from the water flow information obtained from the at least one sensor a potential abnormal consumption associated with the distributed water infrastructure. The system may automatically close a valve, without human intervention, when the potential abnormal consumption is determined. The system may transmit, via the remote communication transmitter to a remote administrator, alert information about the potential abnormal consumption to enable an administrator to decide based on the transmitted information whether to reopen the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: WINT WI LTD
    Inventor: Shay Ravid
  • Patent number: 11254059
    Abstract: Systems and methods suitable for making skin-formulation applicators through additive manufacturing are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Zane Bowman Allen Miller
  • Patent number: 11256274
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for controlling water temperature in a body of water. The temperature control system includes a processor, a user interface for receiving a desired temperature and a desired time for reaching the desired temperature, a sensor interface for receiving sensor information from one or more sensors, and an actuator interface for controlling a plurality of heat sources. The processor determines one or more optimal heat sources for heating the body of water to the desired temperature by the desired time. The processor controls the one or more optimal heat sources through the actuator interface and periodically polls the sensor interface to determine whether changes in the operating environment require additional or alternate heat sources to be activated to ensure that the body of water is heated to the desired temperature by the desired time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Potucek, Gilbert Conover, James Murdock
  • Patent number: 11251610
    Abstract: The invention lies in the field of current stabilisation in a power generation system comprising a plurality of elementary power groups connected in parallel. It relates to a control system for regulating the elementary power groups. According to the invention, the control system comprises a global current control system (510) and a plurality of local current control systems each associated with an elementary power source of the power generation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Camal Ait Mahrez, Guillaume Depreville
  • Patent number: 11240059
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for managing sensor event rules are described. Methods may comprise determining a sensor event rule, wherein the sensor event rule comprises a rule sensor identifier and a rule event identifier. Data indicative of a sensor event may be received. The data may be associated with a first premises device. The data may further indicate an identifier of the first premises device and an identifier of a sensor event. Based on determining that the identifier of the rule sensor identifier corresponds to the identifier of the first premises device and that the rule event identifier corresponds to the identifier of the sensor event, a control signal may be transmitted to a second premise device. The control signal may be configured to cause configuration of one or more settings associated with one or more functions of the second premises device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Wade Cohn, John Degraffenreid Dial, IV, Gary Robert Faulkner, James Edward Kitchen, David Leon Proft, Corey Wayne Quain