Patents by Inventor Daniel Brand

Daniel Brand has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210044143
    Abstract: The invention relates to a luminaire with a light source comprising: a functional unit; a power supply and control unit configured for converting power from a main power source into a power signal for powering the functional unit; wherein the power supply and control unit is configured to generate a power supply failure signal when the power supply from the main power source fails and to communicate the power supply failure signal to the functional unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Brand, Laurent Secretin, Raoul Van Bergen
  • Publication number: 20210045222
    Abstract: Described herein is method for setting up a network of luminaires and their subsequent operation. A plurality of luminaires are located on a street (24, 29), and each luminaire comprises a control module (23, 28). The method for setting up the network comprises, for each control module, scanning the environment and providing environmental information to a central server, which, allocates the control modules and their associated luminaires into groups (A, B). A group controller (23?, 28?, 31, 32) is allocated for each group which has long-distance communication with the server and short-distance communication with control modules within its group. Each group controller and control modules within the group form a network which can operate autonomously or under the control of the server. Some of the control modules may include sensors (S1, S2) which provide signals indicative of changes in the environment allowing the network to adapt its operation in accordance with those changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Helmut SCHRÖDER, Daniel BRAND, Didier WELLENS
  • Publication number: 20210041086
    Abstract: The invention relates to a luminaire comprising a housing comprising an electrically nonconductive portion; a light source arranged in the housing; a light drive and control assembly and configured for driving said light source; a communication assembly arranged in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Brand, Laurent Secretin, Raoul Van Bergen
  • Publication number: 20210025414
    Abstract: A hydraulic pressurizing medium supply assembly having a hydro machine for supplying pressurizing medium of at least one hydraulic consumer, includes a hydraulic control block for controlling the at least one consumer, a first control module, and a second control module. The control block, by way of the first control module, is able to be controlled by at least one actuating signal. A data interface is included between the control modules. The first control module, by way of the data interface, as a further actuating signal transfers to the second control module as input variable/variables a nominal outlet pressure for the hydro machine and/or a nominal delivery volume for the hydro machine. The second control module by way of the nominal outlet pressure and/or by way of the nominal delivery volume controls an adjusting mechanism of the hydro machine by way of a valve actuating signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Geiger, Florian Muehlbauer, Marcel Golde, Michael Brand, Minha An, Salih Tetik, Ximing Wang
  • Patent number: 10846039
    Abstract: Methods are provided for creating dynamic lists from selected areas of a power system of a utility company. The utility company has an energy management system with a control panel. The energy management system is used to access one or more source displays of a site. Rubber-banding or lassoing is used to create selected areas from at least a portion of the source displays. Lists are created dynamically. Operator defined information is displayed for each element type in a list of network elements from the selected areas that have been rubber-banded or lassoed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Gennaro Castelli, Michael Hackett, Michael Quinn Howard, Lawrence Edmund Jones, HuiChu Su Shung, Heath Daniel Brand
  • Publication number: 20200365020
    Abstract: A method for controlling the light distribution of a traffic route luminaire in a network of luminaires, which is preferably also organized as a mesh network. The luminaire has a luminaire head having a settable light module and a controller while the light distribution of the luminaire is variable. The luminaire communicates luminaire data to at least one server, the luminaire data being luminaire-specific and related to the installation location of the luminaire. The data for a light distribution are automatically allocated to the luminaire and a setting of the light module is automatically effected on the basis of the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: SCHREDER
    Inventors: Didier Wellens, Helmut Schröder, Daniel Brand, Jörg Richter
  • Patent number: 10837621
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods including an optic having an optical surface partitioned into a plurality of facets. Wherein a geometry of the plurality of facets are configured to rearrange the rays in an incident light field to form a desired irradiance pattern on a projection surface, partitioned into a plurality of pixels, each of which may receive light from a multiplicity of facets. Wherein the configured geometry of the plurality of facets is corrected to minimize a difference between an observed irradiance pattern and a desired irradiance pattern provided by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Brand, Daniel Birch
  • Patent number: 10831738
    Abstract: Apparatuses and Methods for sorting a data set. A data storage is divided into a plurality of buckets that is each associated with a respective key value. A plurality of stripes is identified in each bucket. A plurality of data stripe sets is defined that has one stripe within each respective bucket. A first and a second in-place partial bucket radix sort are performed on data items contained within the first and second data stripe sets, respectively, using an initial radix. Incorrectly sorted data items in the first bucket are grouped by a first processor and incorrectly sorted data items in the second bucket are grouped by a second processor into a respective incorrect data item group within each bucket. A radix sort is then performed using the initial radix on the items within the respective incorrect data item group. A first level sorted output is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Bordawekar, Daniel Brand, Minsik Cho, Ulrich Finkler, Ruchir Puri
  • Publication number: 20200344864
    Abstract: A control method for a luminaire with a daylight sensor, comprising: obtaining a first value (?) representative for the angle of the sun with respect to the horizon; if the obtained first value is within a first predetermined range corresponding with a dusk or dawn range, performing the following steps: obtaining a second value (Ev) representative for a light level using the daylight sensor of the luminaire; and controlling the switching on or off of the luminaire when the obtained second value (Ev) fulfils a first predetermined criterion; registering over time, for at least one determined obtained second value, at least one corresponding obtained first value (?); and/or, for at least one determined first value, at least one corresponding obtained second value (Ev); adjusting the first predetermined criterion based on the registrations over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel Brand
  • Publication number: 20200326928
    Abstract: Method for updating a bootloader of a controller of a light, comprising at least one processor, at least one bootloader storage area, at least one application storage area, and a file storage area, a first, bootloader file stored in a first bootloader storage area, said method comprising: transfer-ring to the controller a bootloader updating programme packet provided outside of the controller and which comprises or can generate a bootloader updating file which comprises either a complete up-to-date second bootloader file or programme parts supplementing the first bootloader file to form an up-to-date second bootloader file, storing the bootloader updating file in the file storage area of the controller, and, in the case of a sufficient minimum voltage being available to the controller, writing the first bootloader storage area with the bootloader updating file from the file storage area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Helmut Schröder, Daniel Brand, Raoul Van Bergen
  • Patent number: 10806012
    Abstract: Described herein is method for setting up a network of luminaires and their subsequent operation. A plurality of luminaires are located on a street (24, 29), and each luminaire comprises a control module (23, 28). The method for setting up the network comprises, for each control module, scanning the environment and providing environmental information to a central server, which, allocates the control modules and their associated luminaires into groups (A, B). A group controller (23?, 28?, 31, 32) is allocated for each group which has long-distance communication with the server and short-distance communication with control modules within its group. Each group controller and control modules within the group form a network which can operate autonomously or under the control of the server. Some of the control modules may include sensors (S1, S2) which provide signals indicative of changes in the environment allowing the network to adapt its operation in accordance with those changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SCHREDER
    Inventors: Helmut Schröder, Daniel Brand, Didier Wellens
  • Patent number: 10740232
    Abstract: An iterative graph algorithm accelerating method, system, and computer program product, include recording an order of access nodes in a memory layout, reordering the access nodes in the memory layout in accordance with the recorded order, and updating edge information of the reordered access nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minsik Cho, Daniel Brand, Ulrich Alfons Finkler, David Shing-ki Kung, Ruchir Puri
  • Publication number: 20200253027
    Abstract: Described herein is method for the operation and the expansion of a network of lights, each light in the network including a control module which is assigned to a group, each control module being in communication with a group controller as well as control modules in the same group. The network can be expanded by installing new lights with their associated control modules (19), and each new control module scans its environment and transmits environmental information to a central server (20) where the environmental information is analysed and the new control modules are allocated into groups (21). After allocation to a group in which control modules may be moved from one group to another or a new group is formed, the new control modules are available for normal operation. This process is repeated for each new light and associated control module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Helmut SCHRÖDER, Daniel BRAND, Didier WELLENS
  • Patent number: 10733882
    Abstract: A method for controlling the light distribution of a traffic route luminaire in a network of luminaires, which is preferably also organized as a mesh network. The luminaire has a luminaire head having a settable light module and a controller while the light distribution of the luminaire is variable. The luminaire communicates luminaire data to at least one server, the luminaire data being luminaire-specific and related to the installation location of the luminaire. The data for a light distribution are automatically allocated to the luminaire and a setting of the light module is automatically effected on the basis of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SCHREDER
    Inventors: Didier Wellens, Helmut Schröder, Daniel Brand, Jörg Richter
  • Publication number: 20200240611
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods including an optic having an optical surface partitioned into a plurality of facets. Wherein a geometry of the plurality of facets are configured to rearrange the rays in an incident light field to form a desired irradiance pattern on a projection surface, partitioned into a plurality of pixels, each of which may receive light from a multiplicity of facets. Wherein the configured geometry of the plurality of facets is corrected to minimize a difference between an observed irradiance pattern and a desired irradiance pattern provided by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Brand, Daniel Birch
  • Publication number: 20200236764
    Abstract: Described herein is a method for marking luminaires, particularly traffic route luminaires, in a luminaire network, the network being controllable via a server. Each luminaire is provided, in its operational state, with a controller (2) for controlling its operation and a mark that is visually recognizable from the outside the luminaire. The mark is formed by an information storage medium (4), in particular. and can be used to identify the luminaire. The mark is linked to the controller (2) or to the luminaire to be controlled by the controller before the mark is added to the luminaire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel BRAND, Jörg RICHTER, Helmut SCHRÖDER, Didier WELLENS
  • Publication number: 20200218483
    Abstract: Approaches are provided for creating a new control tab associated with the at least one main area display, rubber-banding or lassoing a first selected area from the at least one main area display; dragging the first selected area to the new control tab to create of a list of electronic network elements that are disposed within the first selected area, and obtaining vital information associated with the electronic network elements on the list and presenting the list and the vital information to an operator at a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Gennaro Castelli, Michael Hackett, Michael Quinn Howard, Lawrence Edmund Jones, HuiChu Su Shung, Heath Daniel Brand
  • Patent number: 10685002
    Abstract: An information processing system, computer readable storage medium, and method for accelerated radix sort processing of data elements in an array in memory. The information processing system stores an array of data elements in a buffer memory in an application specific integrated circuit radix sort accelerator. The array has a head end and a tail end. The system radix sort processing, with a head processor, data elements starting at the head end of the array and progressively advancing radix sort processing data elements toward the tail end of the array. The system radix sort processing, with a tail processor, data elements starting at the tail end of the array and progressively advancing radix sort processing data elements toward the head end of the array, the tail processor radix sort processing data elements in the array contemporaneously with the head processor radix sort processing data elements in the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Bordawekar, Daniel Brand, Minsik Cho, Brian R. Konigsburg, Ruchir Puri
  • Patent number: 10671611
    Abstract: A first quicksort is performed in parallel across pairs of partitions of a dataset assigned to respective ones of available processors, including swapping elements of a first partition of a given one of the pairs that are larger than a pivot with elements of a second partition of the given pair that are smaller than the pivot. A second quicksort is performed in parallel across those partitions having elements left unsorted by the first quicksort, and first misplaced elements from a first side of the dataset corresponding to the first partition are swapped with second misplaced elements from a second side of the dataset corresponding to the second partition to produce a first dataset having elements equal to or lower than the pivot and a second dataset having elements equal to or higher than the pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Brand, Minsik Cho, Ruchir Puri
  • Patent number: 10657442
    Abstract: A compute matrix is configured to include a set of compute units, each compute unit including a multiplier and an accumulator, each of the multiplier and the accumulator formed using at least one floating point unit (FPU). An accumulator array is configured to include a set of external accumulators. The compute matrix is operated to produce a chunk dot-product using a first chunk of a first input vector and a first chunk of a second input vector. The accumulator array is operated to output a dot-product of the first input vector and the second input vector using the chunk dot-product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naigang Wang, Jungwook Choi, Kailash Gopalakrishnan, Daniel Brand