Patents Examined by Vincent H Tran
  • Patent number: 11061376
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for reducing energy use in buildings. A data centre receives source data from one or more building systems and/or one or more external sources. A plurality of energy optimization strategies are applied to at least a subset of the source data to determine a set of proposed output values for each energy optimization strategy, independently of each other, wherein each set of proposed output values includes at least one equipment set point. Conflicts between the sets of proposed output values are resolved, to generate a set of harmonized output values. The set of harmonized output values is transmitted to the one or more building control systems through one or more gateway devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Mariner Partners Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Holleran, Andrea Curry, Dan O'Connor, Tim Aske, Gary Ogden, Brock Sansom
  • Patent number: 11062748
    Abstract: A memory controller includes an interface to receive a data strobe signal and corresponding read data. The data strobe signal and the read data correspond to a read command issued by the memory controller, and the read data is received in accordance with the data strobe signal and an enable signal. A circuit in the memory controller is to dynamically adjust a timing offset between the enable signal and the data strobe signal, and control logic is to issue a supplemental read command in accordance with a determination that a time interval since a last read command issued by the memory controller exceeds a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: RAMBUS INC.
    Inventors: Bret Stott, Frederick A. Ware, Ian P. Shaeffer, Yuanlong Wang
  • Patent number: 11053915
    Abstract: A method, controller, wind turbine, and computer program product are disclosed for processing and analyzing wind turbine operational data in a distributed data analysis system. An example method generally includes obtaining, at a first data analysis system, operational data from a plurality of wind turbines in a first wind power plant, determining adjustments to wind turbine operational parameters based on the operational data, pushing the adjustments to the first wind power plant, transmitting the operational data to a second data analysis system not located at the first wind power plant, and transmitting the operational data from the first wind power plant and at least a second wind power plant to a third data analysis system, wherein the third data analysis system comprises a global data analysis system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Anders Rhod Gregersen, Jan Krogh Jensen, Mehran Nourbakhsh, Morten Tim Thorsen, Martin Qvist
  • Patent number: 11055111
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch sensitive display and one or more processors. The touch sensitive display presents a first user actuation target and a second user actuation target, and detects touch input at the first user actuation target and the second user actuation target, optionally within a predefined time. The one or more processors switch, in response to the touch input, the electronic device from a first mode of operation to a second mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Zhu
  • Patent number: 11054807
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mining hybrid automata from input-output traces of cyber-physical systems are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Sandeep K. S. Gupta, Ayan Banerjee, Imane Lamrani
  • Patent number: 11045385
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing network connectivity and remote monitoring, optimization, and control of pool/spa equipment are provided. “Internet-of-Things” (IoT) functionality is provided for pool and spa equipment in a flexible and cost-effective manner. Network connectivity and remote monitoring/control of pool and spa equipment is provided by various components such as a network communication and local control subsystem installed in pool/spa equipment, and other components. Also disclosed are various control processes (“pool logic”) which can be embodied as software code installed in any of the various embodiments of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Potucek, James Murdock, James Carter, Gregory Fournier, Arthur W. Johnson, III, David Blaine, Jason DeBruin, Bruce Aubrey, Jason Parcell, Craig Horrocks
  • Patent number: 11047224
    Abstract: A system and method are used in drilling a borehole in a formation. A trip to move a drillstring in the borehole is identified, where the trip is expected to produce a piston effect that changes a downhole pressure of the fluid in the borehole. A peak speed to move the drillstring in the borehole is calculated for the trip, and adjustments to a surface backpressure of the drilling system is calculated for the trip at the calculated peak speed to keep the downhole pressure within a tolerance of the formation. The drillstring is moved in the trip according to the calculated peak speed, and the downhole pressure change produced by the piston effect is counteracted by automatically adjusting the surface backpressure according to the calculated adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Sayamik N. Ameen, Jose D. Brana, Thomas H. Koithan
  • Patent number: 11036211
    Abstract: Based on at least one manufacturing process characteristics associated with a manufacturing process, a prediction time at which to execute a selected machine learning model selected from multiple trained machine learning models is determined, and at the prediction time, the selected machine learning model is executed. Executing the selected machine learning model predicts a control set point for future values of state variables of the manufacturing process, for controlling the manufacturing process. Based on at least one of the manufacturing process characteristics, a learning time at which to train a machine learning model is determined, and at the learning time, the machine learning model is trained based on historical process data associated with the manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Young Min Lee, Edward Pring, Kyong Min Yeo, Nam H Nguyen, Jayant R. Kalagnanam, Christian Makaya, Hui Qi, Dhavalkumar C Patel
  • Patent number: 11036519
    Abstract: Status indicators are provided. An operation is performed in a current operating mode of the processor, in which the current operating mode is dynamically selectable from a plurality of supported operating modes. A first set of status indicators is set, based on performing the operation in the current operating mode. A second set of status indicators is set, based on performing the operation in the current operating mode, but the setting is to reflect at least one status condition for another operating mode supported by the processor. At least one of the first set of status indicators or the second set of status indicators is used in further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Michael K. Gschwind, Brett Olsson
  • Patent number: 11029051
    Abstract: Described herein is a single unit optimizing controller (100) capable of operating any known type of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration HVACR system (an HVACR system is denote by reference numeral (101)), which include all ACR systems. HVACR system (101) takes the form of an air conditioning unit. The controller includes a communications section (102) for communicating with one or more remote controller terminal in the form of a web application (103) and a control section (104). The air conditioning unit of HVACR system (101) includes at least one cooling unit having a compressor wherein the control section is operatively associated with HVACR system (101) for selectively activating or deactivating the at least one cooling unit based on one or more settings received from web application (103) via communications section (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Christopher James Rogerson
  • Patent number: 11016548
    Abstract: A single chip system is disclosed, which includes: a reset pin (110), a control unit (120), a central processing unit CPU (130) and a peripheral (140), the single chip system (100) is connected to a master control system (200) via an end of the reset pin (110), the other end of the reset pin (110) is connected to the control unit (120), and the control unit (120) is connected to the CPU (130) and the peripheral (140), where the master control system (200) controls the reset pin (110) to output a reset electrical level; and the control unit (120) detects a signal duration of the reset electrical level output by the reset pin (110), and trigger to wake or reset a single chip according to the signal duration of the reset electrical level, a signal duration for triggering wakeup is different from a signal duration for triggering a reset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Peng Wan, Xingbao Yang
  • Patent number: 11009935
    Abstract: Approaches are provided for a predictive electrical appliance power-saving management mode. An approach includes ascertaining a location and pace of a mobile device. The approach further includes calculating an amount of time that it will take to enable or start programs and services upon a computing device waking from a sleep mode or hybrid sleep mode. The approach further includes determining a distance threshold to the computing device that allows for the calculated amount of time to pass such that the programs and services are enabled or started prior to a user of the mobile device arriving at the computing device when the user is returning to the computing device at the ascertained pace. The approach further includes sending a signal to awaken the computing device from the sleep mode or hybrid sleep mode when the mobile device is within the distance threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Kimberly G. Starks
  • Patent number: 11009933
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for waking up a main processor (MP) in a low power or ultra-low power device preferably includes the MP, and a sub-processor (SP) that utilizes less power than the MP to monitor ambient conditions than the MP, and may be internalized in the MP. The MP and SP can remain in a sleep mode while an interrupt sensor monitors for changes in the ambient environment. A sensor is preferably an interrupt-type sensor, as opposed to polling-type sensors conventionally used to detect ambient changes. The MP and SP may remain in sleep mode, as a low-power or an ultra-low power interrupt sensor operates with the SP being in sleep mode, and awakens the SP via an interrupt indicating a detected change. The SP then wakes the MP after comparing data from the interrupt sensor with values in storage or with another sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Changryong Heo, Kenhyung Park, Kiyeon Park, Yongyi Kim
  • Patent number: 10994370
    Abstract: In a track determination device, a CAD data acquisition unit acquires shape data that represents a shape of a three-dimensional formed object. A deposition direction setting unit generates control information for controlling a lamination device that laminates the molten metal in order to form a formed object, based on the shape data acquired by the CAD data acquisition unit. The control information is information indicating at least a specific deposition direction of the molten metal such that an error between a first deposition position set in advance and a second deposition position in accordance with an actual laminated state is reduced. A control program output unit outputs the control information generated by the deposition direction setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takemasa Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10998483
    Abstract: A method of controlling energy in a datacenter includes receiving a fuel cell operating percentage of an operating capacity of the fuel cell, receiving a fuel cell exhaust temperature, receiving a hot aisle air temperature from a hot aisle of a server computer, determining a temperature delta between the hot aisle air temperature and the fuel cell exhaust temperature, and then allocating virtual machine placements to change a server user percentage relative to a server user capacity percentage target value to optimize the fuel cell operating percentage relative to the fuel cell efficiency target value, the temperature delta relative to the thermoelectric generator efficiency target value, and the server user percentage relative to the server user capacity percentage target value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ioannis Manousakis, Nicholas Andrew Keehn, Husam Atallah Alissa
  • Patent number: 10976755
    Abstract: In a method for regulating at least two fluids, a fluid feed flow Q is divided into n parts, the sum of the n parts being equal to Q, each of the n parts is sent to one of n processing units, each of the n processing units produces at least one processed flow, at least one processed flow of a first of the processing units is regulated by control means in order to keep the flow thereof constant at a value Q1 in nominal operation, at least one processed flow of a second of the processing units is regulated by control means in order to keep the pressure thereof constant in nominal operation and, in the event of a reduction of the feed flow Q, in reduced feed operation, if, preferably only if, the flow of the flow processed in the second processing unit of step v) drops and thus reaches a first minimum flow threshold, a processed flow in the first processing unit is regulated such that the processed flow having a value Q1 in nominal operation is reduced to a value less than Q1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Madiha El Aziz, Alban Pivard
  • Patent number: 10971385
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a transfer device, having a first pick configured to hold the substrate, configured to transfer a substrate; a detecting device configured to detect a position of the substrate; a susceptor configured to place the substrate thereon; an elevating device configured to move the substrate up and down; and a control device. The control device comprises an adjuster configured to perform a teaching processing; a detector configured to deliver the substrate from the first pick to the susceptor and from the susceptor to the first pick, and configured to detect a first position of the substrate, which is delivered from the susceptor to the first pick, by the detecting device; and a corrector configured to correct the position of the first pick based on a deviation amount between the first position of the substrate and a reference position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroki Oka, Hiroshi Narushima, Sho Otsuki, Takehiro Shindo
  • Patent number: 10962241
    Abstract: An indoor environmental control and air distribution system for a building includes: an air handling unit; a manifold connected to the air handling unit having a chamber formed by a plurality of walls and a plurality of orifices formed through at least one of the walls; air distribution conduits each independently having a first end connected to the orifices of the manifold and a second end extending out from the manifold into different zones throughout the building; and an airflow modulating device having one or more airflow regulating dampers independently configured to move into at least two positions in which each position provides a different percentage of total air volume to each air distribution conduit. A method of using the indoor environmental control and air distribution system is also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: RHEIA, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Poerschke, Robert Beach, Anthony Grisolia
  • Patent number: 10958466
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for environmental control systems are described. In one example, a method includes monitoring a voice communications call between a local call participant located in a building space and a remote call participant. The method includes detecting a change in a user state of the local call participant from the voice communications call. The method further includes adjusting an environmental parameter in the building space responsive to detecting the change in the user state of the local call participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Dennis Rose, Evan Harris Benway
  • Patent number: 10948968
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a processor includes a core to execute instructions, a power controller to control an operating frequency of the core, and a context filter logic coupled to the power controller to prevent a performance state change request from being granted by the power controller based at least in part on a context of a system including the processor. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Ghim Boon Lim