Patents Examined by Ziaul Karim
  • Patent number: 11073808
    Abstract: A generator system for operation of at least one generator and at least one breaker includes an interface, a database, and a generator controller. The interface is configured to receive an architecture for the generator system. The database includes at least one generator parameter and at least one breaker parameter. The generator controller is configured to determine generator layouts from the architecture for the generator system. The generator controller determines a generator system command based on a comparison of the generator layouts, the at least one generator parameter, and the at least one breaker parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Isaac S. Frampton, Steve Jungers, Douglas W. Dorn, Allen Frederick
  • Patent number: 11070057
    Abstract: A method for starting a farm grid of a wind farm is provided. The energy generation grid has at least one grid connection point connected to an electrical supply grid and the energy generation grid, in a normal operating mode, exchanges electrical power with the electrical supply grid via the grid connection point. The method includes selecting an establishment mode, different than the normal operating mode, if the electrical supply grid has a voltage drop or the energy generation grid is isolated from the electrical supply grid and operating the energy generation grid in the establishment mode. The establishment mode at least one voltage-influencing wind power installation for providing a wind farm grid voltage and at least one current-influencing wind power installation that synchronizes to the energy generation grid voltage. The wind power installations in total provide an electrical power at the level of an inherent need of the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Wobben Properties GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Brombach, Ingo Mackensen, Kai Busker
  • Patent number: 11061380
    Abstract: A production management system includes a storage unit and a controller. The storage unit is configured to store a holding position at which a first work is held among holding positions of the holding unit including first and second cases respectively capable of holding a plurality of works and a work ID identifying the first work in such a manner that the holding position and the work ID of the first work are associated each other. The controller configured to change information of the holding position associated with the work ID of the first work in the storage unit from a first position to a second position if, within the first case, the first work held at the first position is held anew in the second position different from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mitsuharu Ezawa
  • Patent number: 11054810
    Abstract: A system utilized for freezing parts of electronic mobile devices comprises a freezing machine incorporating internet communication hardware and software, molds and vacuum bags and a central computer server hosting and operating a web-centric and/or mobile app software application which connects to, updates and operates the freezing machine via the Internet. The freezing machine comprises a housing, an engine with cylindrical cooling head, an adjustable cooling head ring fixture and metal plate attached to the adjustable cooling head ring fixture. The freezing machine further comprises an encapsulation chamber, a lid, a power inlet, a LCD/OLED display and a PCB with processor capable of operating the freezing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Georgios Christodouloy Hajipetrou, Hans Claussen, Charalampos Kalyvas
  • Patent number: 11056911
    Abstract: A management system includes an equipment and a management device. The management device includes a transmitter that transmits a first command to the equipment to instruct an operation of the equipment. The equipment includes a controller that controls an operation of the equipment according to the first command, and a transmitter that transmits a response command containing a property indicating a state of the equipment to the management device. A property of the first command includes a variable property indicating a variable that can be changed by an operation of the equipment. The controller keeps a variable indicated by the variable property without any change when the operation instructed by the first command is kept continuous. The transmitter provided in the equipment transmits the response command containing a specific value as the variable property to specify whether the operation is performed according to the first command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuji Kakuda
  • Patent number: 11056912
    Abstract: A power flow schedule of a cluster is determined by calculating sensitivity of the net power exchange bounds. Each cluster includes a different section of the power system. The cluster provides to another cluster the power flow schedule and the net power exchange bounds for determination of a second power flow schedule by another cluster based on collective net power exchange bounds, a forecast power supply of the plurality of clusters, and a forecast power demand schedule. The clusters are hierarchically arranged such that the another cluster is higher in a hierarchy than the cluster. The cluster receives from the another cluster the second power flow schedule. The first power flow schedule is adjusted locally within the cluster based on the second power schedule and the net power exchange bounds of the cluster. The power output of the cluster is controlled using the adjusted first power flow schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: PXiSE Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Charles H. Wells, Raymond A. de Callafon, Sai Akhil Reddy Konakalla, Patrick T. Lee
  • Patent number: 11050812
    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: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Craig Borlik
  • Patent number: 11042140
    Abstract: A power supply control system includes a power generator for providing a signal to a load. The power generator includes a power controller controlling a power amplifier. The power generator includes an adaptive controller for varying the output signal controlling the power amplifier. The adaptive controller compares an error between a measured output and a predicted output to determine adaptive values applied to the power controller. The power generator also includes a sensor that generates an output signal that is digitized and processed. The sensor signal is mixed with a constant K. The constant K is varied to vary the processing of the sensor output signal. The value K may be commutated based on the phase, frequency, or both phase and frequency, and the bandwidth of K is determined by coupled power in the sensor output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Coumou, Yuriy Elner, Aung Toe, Daniel M. Gill, Eldridge M. Mount, IV, Shaun Smith
  • Patent number: 11036265
    Abstract: A method for implementing power capping in a velocity cooled (VC) mobile data center (MDC). A management information handling system (IHS) applies a power cap for all power consuming components of the VC MDC based, in part, on the detected velocity of the VC MDC. The detected velocity is compared to an outside air cooling threshold velocity. In response to the detected velocity being below the outside air cooling threshold velocity, a first power cap is selected, based on the detected velocity being below the outside air cooling threshold velocity. In response to the detected velocity being at or above the outside air cooling threshold velocity, a second, higher, power cap is selected, based in part on the detected velocity being at or above the outside air cooling threshold velocity. Power capping is implemented to conserve available onboard power for IT equipment processing, based on availability of ram air cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Austin M. Shelnutt, Edmond I. Bailey
  • Patent number: 11038352
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein may be used to search for a minimum load overshed in a power system. For example, a control system includes memory and a processor operatively coupled to the memory. The processor may obtain an amount of power consumed by each load in a total set of loads in a microgrid. The processor may detect a difference between the amount of power generated and the amount of power consumed. The processor may select a subset of loads to shed from the total set of loads by searching a tree of potential load shed amounts to substantially balance the amount of power generated with the amount of power consumed. The processor may send one or more signals to one or more electronic devices to cause the selected subset of loads to be shed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Abdel Rahman Khatib, Niannian Cai
  • Patent number: 11036250
    Abstract: A system and method for regulating charge/discharge of a battery to stabilize a regional power grid includes a regulation control module that monitors a frequency regulation signal from the regional power grid and market conditions for obtaining power from the regional power grid. A machine learning module predicts from the frequency regulation signal and market conditions a future beneficial period when the battery may be exposed to the regional power grid to charge/discharge power in accordance with the frequency regulation signal to stabilize the regional power grid through participation in the regulation of the regional power grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Weiwei Yang, Christopher Miles White, Kateryna Lytvynets, Darren Keith Edge
  • Patent number: 11029667
    Abstract: Provided is a method for operating an assembly for processing liquid food products, where the operation of the assembly comprises automatically executable steps and steps to be executed manually for various elements of the assembly, where machine readable pieces of information are applied to at least one of the various elements the machine-readable pieces of information identifying the respective element, where the steps to be executed manually are in a processing unit each associated with an execution status which is set to “executed” under the condition that the machine-readable pieces of information are read out at at least one predetermined element by way of a mobile terminal, and where a control device controls the automatically executable steps taking into account the execution status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Felix Wildsfeuer
  • Patent number: 11029050
    Abstract: An air-conditioning interactive terminal, a controller for an air-conditioning system, an air-conditioning system and an air-conditioning interactive system. The air-conditioning interactive terminal is configured with a social communication media module, wherein a user is registered as a first registered user in the social communication media module; the air-conditioning interactive terminal is configured such that the user realizes interactive communication between the first registered user and a second registered user corresponding to one or more air conditioners based on the social communication media module, wherein the second registered user is correspondingly registered by the air conditioners in the social communication media module. The air-conditioning interactive terminal can be implemented based on an instant on-line chatting tool which has been applied on a large scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danqing Sha, Jinlei Ding, Buyun Jing, Yun Li
  • Patent number: 11020857
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a robot distance measuring method and apparatus as well as a robot using the same. The method includes: obtaining a plurality of relative position parameters of a robot from a plurality of ranging sensors; determining an installation distance between each two of the ranging sensors based on the plurality of relative position parameters; determining a sum of the installation distance of each looping arrangement of the plurality of ranging sensors based on the installation distance between each two of the ranging sensors; and enabling the plurality of ranging sensors sequentially to perform obstacle ranging according to a preset looping rule. Since the adjacent ranging sensors are avoided to range simultaneously or sequentially, the interference of the adjacent ranging sensors can be minimized, the accuracy of measuring the distance of the surrounding obstacles can be improved, thereby improving the navigation performance of the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP.
    Inventors: Youjun Xiong, Xiangbin Huang, Musen Zhang, Peng Nie, Hailang Zhou
  • Patent number: 11022951
    Abstract: Learning related to a device having a driving unit is performed more easily. An information processing device includes: a storage unit that stores a machining program for operating a motor of a machine tool, a robot, or an industrial machine; and a generation unit that generates a learning program for performing learning based on operating characteristics of the motor by extracting a partial machining program including a characteristic element from the machining program stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusaku Oho, Ryoutarou Tsuneki
  • Patent number: 11016467
    Abstract: A method and a system for sensing fine changes in processing/equipment measurement data are provided. A data change sensing method according to an embodiment of the present invention extracts a part on the basis of a statistical distribution of reference data and comparison data, calculates a target range on the basis of a specification, and discriminates data, included in the target range, among the extracted reference data and comparison data so as to determine data changes. Therefore, fine changes in measurement data for processing or equipment can be sensed in a manufacturing process, thereby enabling pre-estimation of potential quality variability of products and quick preemptive actions for preventing quality degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SK HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung Min Lee, Tae Young Hong, Myung Seung Son
  • Patent number: 11016474
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for checking whether and/or how a technical process may be carried out using a technical system with two or more units having technical capabilities that are potentially relevant to the technical process. At least one ontology is used which describes the technical system and the technical process, and a constraint satisfaction problem is generated using the at least one ontology. In the method, solutions are found for the constraint satisfaction problem. The solutions may be stored or output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stephan Grimm, Alois Haselböck
  • Patent number: 11009843
    Abstract: A power supply control system includes a power generator for providing a signal to a load. The power generator includes a power controller controlling a power amplifier. The power generator includes an adaptive controller for varying the output signal controlling the power amplifier. The adaptive controller compares an error between a measured output and a predicted output to determine adaptive values applied to the power controller. The power generator also includes a sensor that generates an output signal that is digitized and processed. The sensor signal is mixed with a constant K. The constant K is varied to vary the processing of the sensor output signal. The value K may be commutated based on the phase, frequency, or both phase and frequency, and the bandwidth of K is determined by coupled power in the sensor output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Coumou, Yuriy Elner, Aung Toe, Daniel M. Gill, Eldridge M. Mount, IV, Shaun Smith
  • Patent number: 11003163
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for voice control of components of a facility are described herein. One computing device apparatus includes a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to receive a voice command or voice query from a user, determine location context information associated with the computing device, and determine which component or components of the facility are associated with the voice command or voice query based, at least in part, on the location context information associated with the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Atul Laxman Katole, Srinivas Muktevi, Uday Pulleti
  • Patent number: 11002460
    Abstract: A thermostat for a conditioned space includes a sensor that measures a value of a performance variable of the conditioned space, a user interface that receives a setpoint value from a user and displays information to the user, and a controller. The controller receives values of the performance variable from the sensor over a time period, stores the values of the performance variable, receives the setpoint value from the user interface, and determines a value of a manipulated variable based on the setpoint value and the values of the performance variable. The controller is configured to adjust an operation of HVAC equipment that affect the conditioned space based on the value of the manipulated variable. The controller is configured to determine a smoothed value of the performance variable based on the values of the performance variable and cause the user interface to display the smoothed value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Timothy I. Salsbury, Carlos Felipe Alcala Perez