Patents Examined by Vincent H Tran
  • Patent number: 10416643
    Abstract: An electrical management system for managing a smart home. A plurality of end units such as electrical outlets and electrical switches sample the electricity going through the end-unit at least 1,000 times per second. The information is communicated to a server, which analyzes the data across many installations and can alert the user for any abnormal electrical situation in the home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: YOTTA GREEN LTD
    Inventors: Zvika Weber, Moshe Gad Vekslar
  • Patent number: 10416700
    Abstract: This HEMS (200) is provided with a control unit (230) that, if an operation directive does not go through a server (600) provided externally to a customer's home (10), identifies said operation directive as having come from within the customer's home, and if the operation directive does go through the server (600) provided externally to the customer's home (10), identifies the operation directive as having come from outside the customer's home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Kazutaka Nakamura, Takashi Inoue, Daisuke Hoshi
  • Patent number: 10411470
    Abstract: A large capacity battery system for managing a large capacity battery used for power system frequency regulation and a large capacity battery operation method are provided. The method may include the steps of: calculating an estimated frequency regulation signal for the next day using history information of past frequency regulation signals; calculating a bidding capacity and a basic value for the large capacity battery, matched to the estimated frequency regulation signal; and determining an operation plan using the calculated bidding capacity and basic value; bidding the bidding capacity and basic value for the large capacity battery according to the operation plan on the day-ahead frequency regulation market.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: HYOSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Geon Ho An, In Sun Choi, Myong Hoe Kim, Dong Jun Won, Jin Young Choi, Jin Sun Yang
  • Patent number: 10409305
    Abstract: Systems and methods for HVAC system design and zone group management are disclosed. A floor plan of a building is received, and an HVAC system configuration is selected from among a set of template HVAC configurations. HVAC components are selected from set of template HVAC components to customize the configuration. As components are selected, candidate positions for the HVAC component within the HVAC system configuration are determined and presented to a user to ensure compliance with engineering requirements. The floor plan includes a mapping of an HVAC system configuration to an HVAC zone group. If a change is made to the HVAC system configuration of a zone associated with a zone group, it is determined if another zone group shares the same properties as the changed HVAC configuration. If one exists, the changes]d zone is moved to the new zone group. If not, a new zone group is created and the changes zone is moved to the new zone group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Biesterveld, Nagappan Chidambaram, Manoj Kumar Puli, Scott J. Delo
  • Patent number: 10406633
    Abstract: A computerized method, system, program product and additive manufacturing (AM) system are disclosed. Embodiments provide for modifying object code representative of an object to be physically generated layer by layer by a computerized AM system using the object code. The computerized method may include providing an interface to allow a user to manually: select a region within the object in the object code, the object code including a plurality of pre-assigned build strategy parameters for the object that control operation of the computerized AM system, and selectively modify a build strategy parameter in the selected region in the object code to change an operation of the computerized AM system from the plurality of pre-assigned build strategy parameters during building of the object by the computerized AM system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Donnell Eugene Crear, Michael Evans Graham, Tao Jia, Mohammed Mounir Shalaby
  • Patent number: 10406800
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for contour crafting. The system includes a work tool configured to form a first layer by depositing material from a print head and following a path for depositing a second layer of material atop the first layer. The system further includes an optics assembly configured to produce a light pattern directed toward previously deposited material, and a camera configured to capture image data of the previously deposited material. The system further includes a processing device being configured to obtain, from the image data, a visible formation of the light pattern as it is projected onto the previously deposited material, and make a comparison of the visible formation to a predicted formation. The processing device is further configured to determine that the second layer is not aligned with the first layer, and adjust of the path being followed by the work tool based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Sam M. Kherat, Matthew T. West, John A. Sherman
  • Patent number: 10401823
    Abstract: A pre-process simulation may calculate operating conditions of a machine tool by simulating a NC program and calculate predicted values indicative of the operating conditions. A real time monitoring system may compare actual values from the actual operation of a machine tool actually executing the NC program to the predicted values and determine whether to initiate a response. The operating conditions may be machine tool operating conditions. The comparison of actual values to predicted values may be based on a dynamic limit within which the predicted values fall which may vary based on the tool position, and the dynamic limit may include upper and lower limit boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Makino Inc.
    Inventors: Zhigang Wang, Shogo Nakashima, Mark W. Larson
  • Patent number: 10394195
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a manufacturing process is optimized by enabling a user to specify a product to be manufactured, enabling the user to specify a manufacturing system for manufacturing the product, enabling the user to select parameters for the product and the manufacturing system, and automatically calculating manufacturing metrics for the manufacturing process based upon the user-specified models and user selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Aditya Narayan Das, Philip J. Stephanou
  • Patent number: 10394201
    Abstract: A method of a server for controlling, a device of one region among a plurality of regions is provided. The method includes acquiring situation information of a first region among the plurality of regions, determining a state of a user in the first region based on the acquired situation information of the first region, determining a device set-up value of a second region adjacent to the first region among the plurality of regions based on the determined state of the user in the first region, and transmitting the determined device set-up value of the second region to a device of the second region or a gateway connected to the device of the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gyungmin Park, Hogun Lim, Hyoyong Jeong, Hyunsuk Min, Sangsun Choi
  • Patent number: 10394229
    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: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Young Min Lee, Edward Pring, Kyong Min Yeo, Nam H Nguyen, Jayant R. Kalagnanam, Christian Makaya, Hui Qi, Dhaval Patel
  • Patent number: 10394300
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a processor includes a core domain with a plurality of cores and a power controller having a first logic to receive a first request to increase an operating voltage of a first core of the core domain to a second voltage, to instruct a voltage regulator to increase the operating voltage to an interim voltage, and to thereafter instruct the voltage regulator to increase the operating voltage to the second voltage. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan D. Wells, Itai Feit, Doron Rajwan, Nadav Shulman, Zeev Offen, Inder M. Sodhi
  • Patent number: 10397667
    Abstract: A mobile communication device consistent with the present disclosure may automatically fold itself in order to reorient an antenna within the device housing. This reorientation may result in changes in antenna power efficiency and/or signal strength. As another example, the same or a similar device may automatically fold itself such that an onboard camera fixed to the device may be dynamically reoriented to, e.g., track a subject, record a panoramic image or video, account for motion of a subject or of the device, etc. The automatic self-folding nature of these or other devices is particularly advantageous in that it does not require manual manipulation by a user. Folding may be performed by inducing a torque about a pivot axis using one or more torque mechanisms (e.g., motors).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Thorsten Clevorn
  • Patent number: 10386793
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product optimizes operations of an electronic system. The electronic system receives first operational inputs from a first user device. The electronic system also receives second operational inputs from a second user device. Operational input qualities of the first operational inputs and the second operational inputs are compared according to how efficiently the electronic system functions in response to the particular operational input being utilized by the electronic system. In response to determining that the operational input quality of the second operational inputs is equal to or greater than the operational input quality of the first operational inputs, only the second operational inputs from the second user device are utilized to control the electronic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10386804
    Abstract: The examples herein offer an improved, more integrated implementation of lighting control and building management control, e.g. within the same gateway or cloud computing/control element(s), via an integrated software architecture. A visualization platform of the software architecture provides an integrated user interface via network communication of the computing element with a user terminal device. The integrated user interface offers the user an integrated view of status of building automation control (BAC) appliances and luminaires within the premises, as well as integrated access to control operations of the BAC appliances and the luminaires. For example, the overall system of integrated lighting and building management control may offer a ‘single pane of glass’ type user interface for lighting and other managed operations in the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Richard L. Westrick, Jr., Nathaniel Christopher Herwig
  • Patent number: 10379514
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a home automation system based on identifying a user location via a Wi-Fi fingerprint are provided. Some methods can include receiving one or more signals from a mobile device in a region monitored by the home automation system, identifying a signal strength of the one or more signals, based on the signal strength of the one or more signals, identifying a Wi-Fi fingerprint to be associated with the mobile device, identifying known coordinates within the region that are associated with the Wi-Fi fingerprint to be a location of the mobile device, and based on the location of the mobile device, identifying one or more actions to be executed by the home automation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventor: KamalaKannan Balraj
  • Patent number: 10374456
    Abstract: An embedded system may distribute, e.g. at the point of coupling to a main power grid, information corresponding to one or more operational parameters (e.g. phase angle, frequency, amplitude, etc.) of a power delivery device to other power delivery devices, using a deterministic communication link. Updates of some or all of the information may be transmitted at future or past points in time, for example at defined time intervals. Time synchronization methods, e.g. a locked instantaneous interpolation mechanism may be used to create a coordinated time, shared among all power delivery devices. Various operating parameter mismatches, e.g. a phase mismatch between power delivery devices delivering power to the power grid, may thereby be reduced to less than a specified, negligible value. This creates tight time synchronization between the power delivery devices and allows them to interoperate in a manner that stabilizes rather than destabilizes the power grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Brian C. MacCleery, Todd J. Walter, Burt D. Snover
  • Patent number: 10365667
    Abstract: An observed operational state can include an operational state of one or more system devices. A sensor can emit, in response to a detected observable condition reflective of a given operational state, a simulated signal reflective of a different operational state as a proxy for the detected condition. A controller receiving such a proxy signal can, at least partially responsively to the proxy signal, issue a command corresponding to the given operational state. An electro-mechanical actuator can be selectively activatable responsive to the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CoolIT Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoff Sean Lyon, Mike Holden
  • Patent number: 10364809
    Abstract: An observed operational state can include an operational state of one or more system devices. A sensor can emit, in response to a detected observable condition reflective of a given operational state, a simulated signal reflective of a different operational state as a proxy for the detected condition. A controller receiving such a proxy signal can, at least partially responsively to the proxy signal, issue a command corresponding to the given operational state. For example, a leak detector can emit in response to a detected leak, or a flow-rate sensor can emit in response to a detected flow-rate of a liquid, a simulated fan-speed tachometer signal representative of a selected fan speed. At least partially in response to observing a simulated tachometer signal, a controller can issue a system command corresponding to an underlying system condition for which the simulated tachometer signal is a proxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CoolIT Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoff Sean Lyon, Mike Holden
  • Patent number: 10366237
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a system on a chip includes: a single core to execute a legacy instruction set, the single core configured to enter a system management mode (SMM) to provide a trusted execution environment to perform at least one secure operation; and a memory controller coupled to the single core, the memory controller to interface with a system memory, where a portion of the system memory comprises a secure memory for the SMM, and the single core is to authenticate and execute a boot firmware, and pass control to the SMM to obtain a key pair from a protected storage and store the key pair in the secure memory. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent J. Zimmer, Peter J. Barry, Rajesh Poornachandran, Arjan Van De Ven, Peter A. Dice, Gopinatth Selvaraje, Julien Carreno, Lee G. Rosenbaum
  • Patent number: 10359822
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a system, comprising: a processor; a plurality of memories; and a control circuit coupled to the processor and the memories, and configured to: receive a power limit; measure a power consumption of the processor and the memories; and iteratively change a plurality of operating parameters of the processor and the memories to optimize an objective function associated with the system to operating states where the power consumption is less than or equal to the power limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Inseok Stephen Choi, Byoung Young Ahn, Yang Seok Ki