Patents Examined by Ziaul Karim
  • Patent number: 10493861
    Abstract: A system and method for determining hydrogen production to provide energy to at least one vehicle that include determining that at least one vehicle is arriving towards a vehicle energy station. The system and method also include determining if the vehicle energy station includes a sufficient amount of hydrogen to refuel the at least one vehicle arriving towards the vehicle energy station. The system and method further include controlling production of hydrogen by the vehicle energy station if it is determined that the vehicle energy station includes an insufficient amount of hydrogen to refuel the at least one vehicle arriving towards the vehicle energy station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: David Wong Cun
  • Patent number: 10499540
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that that may be implemented to detect impeded flow of cooling air within a chassis enclosure of an information handling system based on sensed air pressure and/or air pressure changes occurring within the cooling air flow while the system is actively running. The systems and methods may be further implemented to take one or more thermal management actions based on sensed air pressure within the chassis enclosure together with other optional sensed parameters (e.g., such as sensed temperatures and/or sensed user operating mode based on accelerometer and/or gyroscope sensor input).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Travis C. North, Karunakar P. Reddy
  • Patent number: 10496054
    Abstract: A method for controlling a technical process with a controller that generates a correcting variable, where a controlled variable approximately constitutes or forms a step function as a function of the correcting variable, in which in a first section of a value range of the correcting variable, the controlled variable forms a first plateau with values that are virtually the same, in a second section of the value range of the correcting variable, the controlled variable has a steep transition from the first plateau to a second plateau with values that are likewise virtually the same, and in a third section of the value range of the correcting variable, the controlled variable forms the second plateau. According to this invention, the step function is approximated by an approximation function in the form of a sigmoid function. An inverse function is produced for the approximation function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG
    Inventor: Achim Küpper
  • Patent number: 10493599
    Abstract: A remote jig control system may comprise a jig configured to place a car body to a particular position, a wireless magnetic sensor installed in the jig, a control panel wirelessly connected with the wireless magnetic sensor via first wireless communication to receive state information about the jig from the wireless magnetic sensor, a gateway connected with the control panel via the first wireless communication to receive the state information, a user terminal connected with the gateway via second wireless communication to receive the state information; and monitoring server configured to receive the state information from the gateway and store the state information, wherein the control panel is configured to be controlled through the user terminal to generate a jig control signal corresponding to the state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Jin Yong Lee, Young Kuk Kwon, Myoung Hoon Choi, Su Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10489731
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for economically optimal control of an electrical system. Some embodiments employ generalized multivariable constrained continuous optimization techniques to determine an optimal control sequence over a future time domain in the presence of any number of costs, savings opportunities (value streams), and constraints. Some embodiments also include control methods that enable infrequent recalculation of the optimal setpoints. Some embodiments may include a battery degradation model that, working in conjunction with the economic optimizer, enables the most economical use of any type of battery. Some embodiments include techniques for load and generation learning and prediction. Some embodiments include consideration of external data, such as weather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Enel X North America, Inc.
    Inventor: John Michael Fife
  • Patent number: 10491655
    Abstract: A method of allowing a remote client to control a garden plot is described. The garden plot may be provided with electronically controlled watering devices for remote watering of the garden plot and a 360 degree zoom camera for remote viewing of the gardening plot. The method may include an application server for receiving client instructions, one or more modules for optimizing a planting layout, handling watering instructions, handling camera instructions, handling harvesting instructions, and conducting a virtual and/or local farmer's market to maximize use of the harvest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Craig Borlik
  • Patent number: 10486539
    Abstract: A charge demand controller device for electric vehicles or the like, preferably for installation with an existing residential electrical control panel, connects between a main switch and the electrical control panel made to operate at a maximum amperage value. The device includes a controller unit that constantly monitors an actual total load current at the input line connector from the main switch, and selectively operates a load switch controlling an electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) upon the actual total load current being above or below a trip value being a predetermined safety ratio of the maximum amperage value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: RECHARGE VEHICULE ELECTRIQUE INC., THERMOLEC LTEE
    Inventors: David Corbeil, Chérif Menassa
  • Patent number: 10481563
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling a first switch terminal or equivalent of a building occupied by one or more building occupants. The method provides a system including a plurality of switch terminal parameters relative to the building. A first computer system is used that is coupled to the first switch terminal or equivalent of the building at a first location of the building, runs on at least one platform and includes a dual-band slot antenna at the first computer system. Signal data is provided to the first computer system from a first plurality of sensors coupled to the first switch terminal or equivalent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Edison Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin Billings
  • Patent number: 10481569
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a household appliance control method, which includes: receiving pupil detection information sent by a household appliance, the pupil detection information being acquired when the household appliance detects pupils of a user; determining whether the household appliance satisfies a preset control condition according to the pupil detection information; and sending a control instruction to the household appliance to enable the household appliance to be turned on or turned off according to the control instruction, when the household appliance satisfies the preset control condition. Correspondingly, the present disclosure also provides a central processing device including a household appliance control device. By utilizing embodiments of the present disclosure, the household appliances can be turned on or turned off automatically according to eyes of the user, and user experience is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: YULONG COMPUTER TELECOMMUNCATION SCIENTIFIC (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong-Gang Qu
  • Patent number: 10481592
    Abstract: Methods according to the disclosure include: identifying at least one non-candidate tool which previously processed at least one prior semiconductor wafer, and represented in a set of historical data, the set of historical data including manufacturing settings for performing an operation on the at least one prior semiconductor wafer, and a candidate tool which has not previously performed the operation on at least one prior semiconductor wafer, the candidate tool not being represented in the set of historical data; determining whether the set of historical data predicts the performing of the operation with the candidate tool based on the manufacturing settings for performing the operation on the at least one prior semiconductor wafer; and in response to the set of historical data predicting the performing of the operation with the candidate tool, selecting a manufacturing setting for the candidate tool based on the set of historical data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Richard P. Good, Dirk Gleitsmann, Daniel Zschaebitz
  • Patent number: 10474112
    Abstract: A system is provided for controlling a first switch terminal of a building occupied by one or more building occupants. The system includes a plurality of switch terminal parameters relative to the building. A first computer system is coupled to the first switch terminal of the building at a first location of the building. The first computer system runs on at least one platform. The first computer system includes a dual-band slot antenna. A first plurality of sensors is coupled to the first switch terminal and the first computer system. At least a portion of the sensors provide signal data to the first computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Edison Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin Billings
  • Patent number: 10465920
    Abstract: A zone controller works with a modulating unit comprising memory storing an instruction set and data related to thermostats, a plurality of duty cycles for a plurality of zones, a plurality of time periods for the plurality of zones, and a maximum zone load. A processor is operative to provide a modulating signal to the modulating unit based on the maximum zone load. The modulating signal determines operation of the modulating boiler and the maximum zone load based on the plurality of duty cycles, time periods, and data related to thermostats. The zone controller may be further operative to: calculate a first duty cycle for the first zone based on a first time period; calculate a second duty cycle for the second zone based on a second time period; and determine a maximum zone load, which is a greater of the first duty cycle and the second duty cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Watts Regulator Co.
    Inventor: Micheal Keber
  • Patent number: 10452046
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes a housing, and a cooking element disposed in the housing and configured to generate energy for cooking food, and a controller coupled to the cooking element and configured to communicate a control signal to selectively actuate a residential heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning (HVAC) system and/or non-cooking device in connection with cooking food with the cooking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mark W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10450825
    Abstract: A technique includes determining a streamline field in a geologic region that contains a wellbore, based at least in part on a reservoir model of the region. The streamline field includes streamlines that intersect a fluid contact of interest in the region and intersect the wellbore. The technique includes determining arrival times at points along the wellbore associated with the fluid contact boundary of interest based at least in part on fluid travel for the boundary being constrained to occur along the streamlines; and determining partitions associated with isolated completion zones based at least in part on the determined arrival times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vadim Blekhman, Kim Fah Goh
  • Patent number: 10448564
    Abstract: A machine includes a first device, a second device and at least one controller. The first device includes a first motor located at a first address and associated with first operating characteristic data. The second device includes a second motor located at a second address and associated with second operating characteristic data that is substantially the same as the first operating characteristic data. The at least one controller includes a computing processor and a computer readable storage medium, and is configured to communicate with the first and second devices, and store the first and second operating characteristic data while associating the first and second operating characteristic data with the first and second addresses. The exchange of at least one of the first and second motors causes an exchange of the associated one of the first and second operating characteristic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Steering Solutions IP Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Addney T. Biery, II, Brian G. Maust, Timothy A. Rohn
  • Patent number: 10445906
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a computer based system for collecting, analyzing and presenting temperature information from sensors associated with an HVAC system. The system makes use of a processor for communicating with the plurality of sensors and obtaining temperature data reported by each of the sensors. A graphical user interface (GUI) module is provided which is embodied in a non-transient medium and configured to run on a computing device having a display screen. The user GUI module uses the temperature data, in real time, to generate a graph on the display screen. The graph includes a plurality of components each having different indicia to indicate groups of sensors that are below a predetermined lower temperature limit, above a predetermined upper temperature limit, and within a predetermined temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Vertiv Corporation
    Inventors: Tyler William Voigt, Jason Gloeckner
  • Patent number: 10448548
    Abstract: There is provided an inspection apparatus which inspects a board on which a mounting apparatus mounts a component, including a detecting unit (an inspection process unit and an inspection camera) that detects inspection information including a positional deviation amount of the component which is mounted on the board, a determining unit that determines whether the detected positional deviation amount falls within a predetermined first range, a transmission unit that transmits the detected positional deviation amount to the mounting apparatus; and a determination unit that determines whether to transmit the detected positional deviation amount to the mounting apparatus. In addition, in a case where it is determined that the positional deviation amount falls within the first range and it is determined that a predetermined condition is satisfied, the determination unit suspends transmission of the positional deviation amount to the mounting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouji Eguchi, Toshihiko Nagaya
  • Patent number: 10440905
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system and method for irrigation management using VRI ray casting algorithms within irrigation machine workflows. According to an exemplary preferred embodiment, the present invention may preferably include: a position sensor which determines a position of the irrigation system; a memory system storing a prescribed watering plan for a field; and a variable rate mapping program using VRI ray casting algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Valmont Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin K. Fischman
  • Patent number: 10437231
    Abstract: The invention notably relates to a computer-implemented method for designing an outer surface of a composite part manufactured by molding a stack of material layers. The method comprises defining constant offset surfaces, a constant offset surface being a respective part of the outer surface which is to have a constant offset value relative to the reference surface, the constant offset value of a respective constant offset surface corresponding to the sum of the thicknesses of the material layers below the respective constant offset surface, and determining a final surface that corresponds to a tangent continuous connection of the constant offset surfaces. This provides an improved solution for designing an outer surface of a composite part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DASSAULT SYSTEMES
    Inventor: Jeannine Panciatici
  • Patent number: 10435286
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing apparatus able to dispense liquid suitable for dispensor or as input according to desire of dispensor includes a liquid outlet, a valve, a liquid customizing module, a storage module, a determining module, a time calculating module, and a controlling module. The storage module stores rules as to liquid dispensable and a flow speed of liquid. According to the rules, the determining module determines liquid suitable for a dispensor or to answer an input requirement. According to the flow speed and dispensable amount, the time calculating module calculates a time for the liquid to flow. When preset condition is met, the controlling module turns the valve on. When a flow time of the liquid is reached, the controlling module turns the valve off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bai-Miao Li, Shun-Chuan Yang