Generic Control System, Apparatus Or Process Patents (Class 700/1)
  • Patent number: 11904532
    Abstract: A system and method for lifting substrate sheets off of a stack of porous sheets one at a time, even though the sheets tend to stick together. A felt tamp is lowered onto the stack of sheets, and as the tamp is raised, a set of edge flickers create a downward force on the corners of the top sheet. This causes the edges of the top sheet to bend downward slightly just enough to pry the second sheet loose from the top sheet. The tamp can then be further raised with only the top sheet adhering to the felt, and the lifted sheet can be deposited at the next station in the process. Periodically, a brush is used to renew the surface of the felt to prevent matting of the felt fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Impossible Objects, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Swartz, James Brough, Eugene Gore
  • Patent number: 11907538
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for configuring access to a memory device are disclosed. The configuration of the memory device may be carried out by creating a plurality of access profiles that are adapted to optimize access to the memory device in accordance with a type of access. For example, when an application with specific memory access needs is initiated, the memory access profile that is designed for that particular access need may be utilized to configure access to the memory device. The configuration may apply to a portion of the memory device, a partition of the memory device, a single access location on the memory device, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Memory Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jani Hyvonen, Kimmo J. Mylly, Jussi Hakkinen, Yevgen Gyl
  • Patent number: 11874646
    Abstract: A control system includes at least one field device, a first control apparatus, a second control apparatus, a cache server, and a network. The first control apparatus has a first field device directly connected thereto and includes a first access route controller and a first control application capable of controlling the first field device. The second control apparatus includes a second access route controller and a second control application capable of controlling the first field device. The cache server includes a memory and a third access route controller. The first through third access route controllers are configured to work together to be capable of transferring, to the cache server, an input/output instruction for the first field device from the second control application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11829775
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices are disclosed for a smart compute memory circuitry that has the flexibility to perform a wide range of functions inside the memory via logic circuitry and an integrated processor. In one embodiment, the smart compute memory circuitry comprises an integrated processor and logic circuitry to enable adaptive System on a Chip (SOC) and electronics subsystem power or performance improvements, and adaptive memory management and control for the smart compute memory circuitry. A resistive memory array is coupled to the integrated processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: NUMEM Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Hall, Doug Smith, Nicholas T. Hendrickson, Jack Guedj
  • Patent number: 11825308
    Abstract: A hydrocarbon control system includes a base device, a field device, and a mobile device. The base device includes a key generator configured to generate a temporary key. The field device is configured to restrict or allow access based on verification of a received key. The mobile device is configured to communicate with the base device to receive the temporary key when in proximity of the base device, communicate with the field device to provide the temporary key to the field device when in proximity of the field device, and exchange data with the field device in response to the field device verifying the temporary key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Sensia LLC
    Inventors: Norman Andrew Weatherhead, Edward Anthony Gray, Jeffery P. Anderson, Bhargav Ajit Vyas, Shelby Adam Murrell, Srikanth G. Mashetty, Vivek Chinta
  • Patent number: 11816793
    Abstract: A geospatial modeling system may include a memory and a processor cooperating therewith to: (a) generate a three-dimensional (3D) geospatial model including geospatial voxels based upon a plurality of geospatial images; (b) select an isolated geospatial image from among the plurality of geospatial images; (c) determine a reference geospatial image from the 3D geospatial model using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and based upon the isolated geospatial image; (d) align the isolated geospatial image and the reference geospatial image to generate a predictively registered image; (e) update the 3D geospatial model based upon the predictively registered image; and (f) iteratively repeat (b)-(e) for successive isolated geospatial images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Alan Lieb, Bill Watkins, Glenn Boudreaux, John L. Delay, Mark D. Elstrom, Mark D Rahmes, Patrick Cowhill
  • Patent number: 11803750
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for training an actor neural network used to select actions to be performed by an agent interacting with an environment. One of the methods includes obtaining a minibatch of experience tuples; and updating current values of the parameters of the actor neural network, comprising: for each experience tuple in the minibatch: processing the training observation and the training action in the experience tuple using a critic neural network to determine a neural network output for the experience tuple, and determining a target neural network output for the experience tuple; updating current values of the parameters of the critic neural network using errors between the target neural network outputs and the neural network outputs; and updating the current values of the parameters of the actor neural network using the critic neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: DeepMind Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Paul Lillicrap, Jonathan James Hunt, Alexander Pritzel, Nicolas Manfred Otto Heess, Tom Erez, Yuval Tassa, David Silver, Daniel Pieter Wierstra
  • Patent number: 11757872
    Abstract: A system for contextual and risk-based multi-factor authentication having a multi-dimensional time series data server configured to monitor and record a network's traffic data and to serve the traffic data to other modules and a directed computation graph module configured to receive network traffic data from the multi-dimensional time series data server, determine a network traffic baseline from the network traffic data, and determine a verification score needed before granting access based at least in part by the network traffic baseline. A plurality of verification methods build up a user's verification score to required level to gain access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: QOMPLX, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Crabtree, Andrew Sellers, Ian MacLeod
  • Patent number: 11691275
    Abstract: A handling device according to an embodiment includes a manipulator, a normal grid generation unit, a hand kernel generation unit, a calculation unit, and a control unit. The normal grid generation unit converts a depth image into a point cloud, generates spatial data including an object to be grasped that is divided into a plurality of grids from the point cloud, and calculates a normal vector of the point cloud included in the grid using spherical coordinates. The hand kernel generation unit generates a hand kernel of each suction pad. The calculation unit calculates ease of grasping the object to be grasped by a plurality of suction pads based on a 3D convolution calculation using a grid including the spatial data and the hand kernel. The control unit controls a grasping operation of the manipulator based on the ease of grasping the object to be grasped by the plurality of suction pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kalsha Toshiba
    Inventors: Ping Jiang, Yoshiyuki Ishihara, Akihito Ogawa, Atsushi Sugahara, Seiji Tokura, Haruna Eto, Kazuma Komoda
  • Patent number: 11639498
    Abstract: This disclosure provides, among other things, a composition comprising: comprising a fusion protein comprising: (a) a DNA polymerase; and (b) a heterologous sequence-specific DNA binding domain. A method for copying a DNA template, as well as a kit for performing the same, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: New England Biolabs, Inc.
    Inventors: Pei-Chung Hsieh, Luo Sun, Thomas C. Evans, Jr., Theodore B. Davis, Andrew F. Gardner
  • Patent number: 11580000
    Abstract: Systems and methods for estimating a property of an error in a circuit implemented on an n-qubit quantum system are provided, where the circuit comprises a gate set that comprises a first subset () and a second subset () of elementary gates. The first subset comprises a third subset () of elementary gates each of which consists of an n-fold tensor product of a plurality of single qubit gates. A first procedure is executed that comprises preparing the system in a state ? and then applying D1=T1 to the system. The procedure further comprises, for each respective clock cycle t in clock cycles t?{2, . . . , m+1}, (a) applying H to the system, where H is an elementary gate in the second subset, and then (b) applying a gate Dt=TtGHTt?1†H† to the system, where Dt is an element of the first subset. The procedure further comprises performing a measurement readout R.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Joel J. Wallman, Joseph Emerson
  • Patent number: 11568265
    Abstract: An autonomous personal companion executing a method including capturing data related to user behavior. Patterns of user behavior are identified in the data and classified using predefined patterns associated with corresponding predefined tags to generate a collected set of one or more tags. The collected set is compared to sets of predefined tags of a plurality of scenarios, each to one or more predefined patterns of user behavior and a corresponding set of predefined tags. A weight is assigned to each of the sets of predefined tags, wherein each weight defines a corresponding match quality between the collected set of tags and a corresponding set of predefined tags. The sets of predefined tags are sorted by weight in descending order. A matched scenario is selected for the collected set of tags that is associated with a matched set of predefined tags having a corresponding weight having the highest match quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Taylor, Javier Fernandez-Rico, Sergey Bashkirov, Jaekwon Yoo, Ruxin Chen
  • Patent number: 11563741
    Abstract: A system for probe-based risk analysis for multi-factor authentication having a multi-dimensional time series data server configured to monitor and record a network's traffic data and to serve the traffic data to other modules and a directed computational graph module configured to probe connection destinations for a response, analyze any received responses, and determine a verification score needed before granting access based at least in part on the analysis of the received responses. A plurality of verification methods build up a user's verification score to required level to gain access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: QOMPLX, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Crabtree, Andrew Sellers
  • Patent number: 11537518
    Abstract: Constraining memory use for overlapping virtual memory operations is described. The memory use is constrained to prevent memory from exceeding an operational threshold, e.g., in relation to operations for modifying content. These operations are implemented according to algorithms having a plurality of instructions. Before the instructions are performed in relation to the content, virtual memory is allocated to the content data, which is then loaded into the virtual memory and is also partitioned into data portions. In the context of the described techniques, at least one of the instructions affects multiple portions of the content data loaded in virtual memory. When this occurs, the instruction is carried out, in part, by transferring the multiple portions of content data between the virtual memory and a memory such that a number of portions of the content data in the memory is constrained to the memory that is reserved for the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Yao Hsieh, Zhaowen Wang
  • Patent number: 11494080
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for configuring access to a memory device are disclosed. The configuration of the memory device may be carried out by creating a plurality of access profiles that are adapted to optimize access to the memory device in accordance with a type of access. For example, when an application with specific memory access needs is initiated, the memory access profile that is designed for that particular access need may be utilized to configure access to the memory device. The configuration may apply to a portion of the memory device, a partition of the memory device, a single access location on the memory device, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Memory Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jani Hyvonen, Kimmo J. Mylly, Jussi Hakkinen, Yevgen Gyl
  • Patent number: 11490445
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a communication interface including a Bluetooth-Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) combo module; a memory storing one or more instructions; and a processor configured to execute the one or more instructions stored in the memory to: detect that a WiFi communication with an external WiFi device, which is connected through the Bluetooth-WiFi combo module, is to be recovered; and based on the detection, release a Bluetooth connection with a Bluetooth device connected through the Bluetooth-WiFi combo module, and subsequently reset the Bluetooth-WiFi combo module to recover the WiFi communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Younghoon Moon
  • Patent number: 11480950
    Abstract: A method of channel mapping in an industrial process control system includes: a) discovering a plurality of devices within the industrial process control system; b) obtaining at least one signal characteristic for each of the plurality of devices; c) determining channel mapping by a processing unit acting as a channel mapping agent, the plurality of devices being mapped to a plurality of communication channels, the channel mapping mapping each device to a communication channel for signal transmission, and the determining including utilizing the at least one signal characteristic for each of the plurality of devices; and d) configuring the devices according to the channel mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Julius Rueckert, Andreas Burger, Heiko Koziolek, Joerg Jeske, Marie Christin Platenius-Mohr, Sten Gruener
  • Patent number: 11426648
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a bowling lane conditioning machine. The bowling lane conditioning machine has a drive mechanism for moving the conditioning machine along a bowling lane, a fluid storage tank that stores a conditioning fluid; a dispensing assembly for dispensing the conditioning fluid about the bowling lane; and a pump for moving the conditioning fluid along a flow path between the at least one fluid storage tank and the dispensing assembly. The conditioning machine further includes contaminant sensing assembly positioned along the flow path of the conditioning fluid for detection of one or more contaminants in the conditioning fluid. Other aspects also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Brunswick Bowling Products LLC
    Inventors: Trevis Charles Brown, Robert James Prinz, Ryan Edward Wiles
  • Patent number: 11418362
    Abstract: Techniques for group control using service data objects (SDO) are disclosed. A device controller is configured to perform operations including: receiving, from device controllers that are configured to control devices so that the devices operate based on a shared set point, SDO messages using an SDO protocol; determining that the device controller is a master device controller for the device controllers, based at least on the SDO messages; and sending a setpoint update message including a modified value of the shared set point, using the SDO protocol, to slave device controllers in the device controllers, wherein a slave device controller in the slave device controllers is configured to adjust operation of at least one slave device in the devices, based at least on the setpoint update message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junshan Li, Guohui Wang, Lei Xu
  • Patent number: 11354265
    Abstract: A wiring aggregation apparatus includes at least one subunit. The subunit includes: an input/output module to output, to a control module, a first serial signal obtained by performing parallel-serial conversion on plural pieces of contact information collected from devices, and to output, to a corresponding device, each of plural pieces of contact information obtained by performing serial-parallel conversion on a second serial signal acquired from the control module; and the control module to generate a transmit frame by arranging the first serial signal acquired from the input/output module at a defined frame position, to transmit the generated transmit frame to another wiring aggregation apparatus, to extract the second serial signal arranged at a defined frame position from a receive frame acquired from the another wiring aggregation apparatus, and to output the extracted second serial signal to the corresponding input/output module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ohata, Satoru Ohashi
  • Patent number: 11345462
    Abstract: One example includes a system control architecture that includes local control systems to provide respective condition signals associated with situational awareness conditions of an associated system architecture. A central system controller receives the condition signals, generates a control scheme for control of operational aspects of the associated system architecture based on the condition signals, and generates control signals based on the control scheme. The control scheme defines contributions of each of the local control systems to a control authority of each of the operational aspects. Operational components provide mechanical control of each of the operational aspects of the associated system architecture in response to the respective control signals to implement the control scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron R. Ladurini, Steven A. Cook, George R. Litteral, Philip J. Wagner, Brian Robichaux, Woodrow Hawthorne, Keith Auger, Michael Miskow, Shanel Crusoe, Daniel W. Plawecki
  • Patent number: 11350541
    Abstract: A data center includes a server rack and a back-up battery rack. The back-up battery rack includes a plurality of battery modules, each of which has completed a primary usage as an emergency power source for the server rack. A monitoring device determines a system configuration of the plurality of battery modules in the back-up battery rack, based on a specification required for the back-up battery rack and a history characteristic of each of the battery modules that has completed the primary usage in the server rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoshi Nakaya
  • Patent number: 11316762
    Abstract: A database is accessed to retrieve performance data associated with a content delivery network. Based on the performance data, a performance metric is determined for components of the content delivery network that are within a particular geographic region. A display is generated that visually represents geographic data representing the particular geographic region, at least one component of the content delivery network within the particular geographic region, and the performance metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Henry Randolph, James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Nicholas Coduto, Roque Rios, Charles M. Stahulak
  • Patent number: 11301013
    Abstract: A load control device for controlling the power delivered from an AC power source to an electrical load is able to receive radio-frequency (RF) signals from a Wi-Fi-enabled device, such as a smart phone, via a wireless local area network. The load control device comprises a controllably conductive device, a controller for rendering the controllably conductive device conductive and non-conductive, and a Wi-Fi module operable to receive the RF signals directly from the wireless network. The controller may cooperate with one or more other devices to synchronize in time the adjustments made by one or more load control devices that are operable to control the power delivered to one or more electrical loads. The one or more load control devices may also cooperate with one or more Internet based information providers to provide preconfigured and condition based adjustments of the one or more electrical loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company, LLC
    Inventor: John Bull
  • Patent number: 11287797
    Abstract: A numerical control device that suspends tasks related to a machining process when designated conditions are satisfied to execute a designated program as an interrupt. A numerical control device includes: a task management unit that manages tasks that execute a machining program and tasks executed on the background of the tasks that execute the machining program; an interrupt notification unit that monitors system data set to an interrupt condition designated in advance and outputs an interrupt command upon detecting that the interrupt condition is satisfied; and an interrupt processing unit that suspends the tasks being executed at a time point when the interrupt command was received to execute a predetermined interrupt program as an interrupt on the basis of the interrupt command output by the interrupt notification unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toom Kubota
  • Patent number: 11233461
    Abstract: A modular converter includes an inverter having power semiconductor switches made of GaN or InGaN and being operated with a blocking voltage of at least 400V and with a clock frequency of at least 40 kHz. A connection assembly distributes input and output signals and input and output AC voltages. A control assembly generates control signals for the inverter, a supply assembly with a rectifier converts the input alternating voltage into an intermediate circuit voltage, a rear wall assembly distributes the intermediate circuit voltage and the control signals for the inverter, and a load assembly converts the intermediate circuit voltage into the output alternating voltage for a load or for a secondary network. The connection assembly and the rear wall assembly are electrically connected to the other assemblies by way of releasable mechanical connections. A modular converter system that uses the modular inverter is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johannes Fürst, Fabian Diepold
  • Patent number: 11218474
    Abstract: A system for contextual and risk-based multi-factor authentication having a multi-dimensional time series data server configured to monitor and record a network's traffic data and to serve the traffic data to other modules and a directed computation graph module configured to receive network traffic data from the multi-dimensional time series data server, determine a network traffic baseline from the network traffic data, and determine a verification score needed before granting access based at least in part by the network traffic baseline. A plurality of verification methods build up a user's verification score to required level to gain access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Qomplx Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Crabtree, Andrew Sellers, Ian MacLeod
  • Patent number: 11210714
    Abstract: Systems and methods for change management are provided. An electronic product and/or service provisioning system is tracked as a function of experiences. Changes are implemented at a process level, where two or more processes make up an experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Chalice Michelle-Burcham Jones, Leslie Anne Dowling, Jon Paul Vincent, Carl Clinton Liebert, III, Paige Spiers Gorman
  • Patent number: 11181892
    Abstract: A human interface technique is disclosed for industrial automation systems. The technique allows for visualizations to be distributed to interfaces, such as thin client interfaces, from automation components. For access to the content, a user may be initially authenticated in a first manner, such as by multi-factor authentication. Thereafter, or for a certain time or location, the user may be authenticated by a reduced number of factors, such as single-factor authentication. The authentication may be used to deliver the visualizations based on policies of a visualization manager, such as the user identification, the user role, the user location, and so forth. The reduced factor authentication allow for users to freely move and view visualizations on any available device, or at different locations, and so forth, but still based on the policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Miller, Jerome R. Anderson, Randy A. Cannady, Timothy A. Caine, Michael J. Anthony, Douglas A. Coulter
  • Patent number: 11158184
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that can include receiving a plurality of cause and effect rules for a security system that protects a secured area, simulating a plurality of cause and effect rules responsive to user input identifying an emergency event in one of a plurality of zones of the secured area, and during simulation, displaying on a graphical user interface a first indicator that identifies a first output of a first of the plurality of cause and effect rules within a first of the plurality of zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: RajeshBabu Nalukurthy, Narendra Chandrakant Salve, Srivatsa Haridas
  • Patent number: 11141856
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating control system solutions for robotics environments is provided. The traditional systems and methods provide robotics solutions but specialized to only a particular robotic application, domain, and selected structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Subhrojyoti Roy Chaudhuri, Amar Satyabroto Banerjee, Puneet Patwari, Arijit Mukherjee, Ajay Kattepur, Balamuralidhar Purushothaman, Arpan Pal, Sounak Dey, Chayan Sarkar
  • Patent number: 11112313
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an automatic calibration method of a sensor, including the following steps of: (A1) setting a default trigger value; (A2) sampling a signal and accumulating a signal value to perform signal judgment; (A3) determining whether a trigger condition is met or not; (A4) if yes, recording an accumulated signal value meeting the trigger condition, and if not, returning to step (A2); and (A5) analyzing and updating the default trigger value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Emcom Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Chu-Li Wang
  • Patent number: 11110909
    Abstract: A control device of a hybrid vehicle 1, 1? comprises a driving plan generating part 61 setting a driving mode, an output control part 62 controlling outputs of the internal combustion engine 40 and the motor 16, and a lower limit value setting part 63 setting a lower limit value of a state of charge of the battery. The driving plan generating part divides a plurality of routes into pluralities of sections, and sets driving modes of all sections of at least one route to an EV mode. If an actual state of charge of the battery becomes lower than the lower limit value, the output control part changes the driving mode so that the actual state of charge is maintained or becomes higher. The lower limit value setting part lowers the lower limit value at an EV route, compared with a non-EV route other than the EV route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sui Kurihashi, Yoshiyuki Kageura
  • Patent number: 11068860
    Abstract: One or more devices, systems and/or methods for generating waste profiles are provided. For example, a graphical user interface may be controlled to display a waste profile interface. A request to generate a waste profile associated with waste may be received via the waste profile interface. The request may comprise waste parameters of the waste. One or more waste information databases may be analyzed to identify data records associated with the waste parameters. The waste profile may be generated based upon the waste parameters and the data records. An electronic waste transfer request, comprising the waste profile, associated with the waste, may be transmitted over a network connection to a second device associated with a waste facility. An acceptance message indicating that the waste facility accepts the waste or a rejection message indicating that the waste facility rejects the waste may be received from the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: ENVIRONMENTAL DATA SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Collins, Douglas Yoder, Michael Haritakis, Patrick Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11058512
    Abstract: A medical apparatus, such as a dialysis machine (e.g. a hemodialysis machine or a peritoneal dialysis machine), includes a plurality of components, one or more sensors corresponding to the components and configured to detect signals, a display and a control unit. The control unit is configured to: receive signals from the one or more sensors, determine, from the signals, a status of the medical apparatus, and determine control commands for the display based on the determined status for status-dependent control of the display. The described apparatus improves the human-machine interface in terms of set-up time, operating time and freedom from errors. Depending upon the determined status, different status-specific menus may be illustrated on the display in order to assist the user when operating the apparatus or advise the user about any errors or subsequent steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Pia Nora Daniel
  • Patent number: 11057195
    Abstract: A method providing security the first time a mobile device makes contact with a device including a trusted entity introducing asymmetric key into a mobile device, performing a key exchange method on contact-making resulting in a shared key in the mobile device and in the device, generating a first signature with the symmetric key using the shared key in the mobile device, generating a second signature with the symmetric key using the shared key in the device, transmitting the first signature to the device and the second signature to the mobile device, authenticating the device by cryptographic verification of the second signature with the symmetric key in the mobile device, authenticating the mobile device by cryptographic verification of the first signature with the symmetric key in the device, and continuing contact-making in the event of mutual successful authentication or termination of contact-making if at least one authentication has failed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander Tschache, Timo Winkelvos, Bastian Bartels
  • Patent number: 11057990
    Abstract: A flexible substrate and a method thereof are provided. The flexible substrate includes a first flexible layer fabricated with at least one conducting path, and configured to sustain an electric power within the conducting path, a second flexible layer fabricated with one or more sensors connected in a form of a matrix, and the second flexible layer configured to generate a signal upon receiving an interaction from at least one user, a third flexible layer fabricated in-between the first flexible layer and the second flexible layer, and configured to insulate the conducting path of the first flexible layer from a matrix connection of the second flexible layer, at least one support structure operatively coupled to the first flexible layer, the second flexible layer and the third flexible layer, and configured to receive the signal generated by the second flexible layer and to provide a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: WELLNESYS INC.
    Inventors: Muralidhar Somisetty, Pranav Kanuparthi, Sankar Dasiga
  • Patent number: 11019412
    Abstract: An intelligent monitor system for monitoring an injection mold or stamping die includes sensors, logic and communication paths for improving usability and reliability during monitoring. In one aspect, a monitor can be configured to not only monitor a production cycle count and/or cycle time of an injection mold or stamping die, but also analyze operations of the injection mold or stamping die to adapt to the system. The monitor can analyze, for example, temperatures, pressures, vibrations, location, and/or flow control, among other things, at various points, with flexibility for adding additional monitoring on the fly, to adapt various functions, such as reporting frequency, communication method, power conservation, and the like. The monitor can utilize multiple radios for communicating with a data center, including but not limited to, via relays and/or gateways, to ensure reliable operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Red E Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Samkowiak, James P Stuart, Peter Chan
  • Patent number: 10998351
    Abstract: Disclosed are a source drive integrated circuit (IC), a method of manufacturing the same, and a display apparatus including the source drive IC. The source drive IC includes a core portion, a first channel portion disposed outside one side of the core portion, a second channel portion disposed outside the other side of the core portion, a first resistor string provided inward from the one side of the core portion to generate a plurality of gamma voltages, a first resistance corrector provided between the first resistor string and the first channel portion, and a first connection line extending from the first resistor string to each of the first channel portion and the second channel portion and transferring the plurality of gamma voltages to the first channel portion and the second channel portion. The first connection line extends to the first channel portion via the first resistance corrector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SILICON WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Myeong Woo Oh, Cheol Woong Lee, Byeong Jae Park, Dong Geon Lee, Tae Woo Ryu
  • Patent number: 10990439
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes allocating a shared memory region accessible by a tracing service and services running in user mode outside of a microkernel of an operating system, in which the shared memory region is used by each service to store entries of execution data from operations executed by the service and each entry of execution data has a task identifier, receiving a query for execution data with a desired task identifier by the tracing service, retrieving a set of entries of execution data from the shared memory region by the tracing service based on the desired task identifier, in which the task identifier of each entry of execution data in the set matches the desired task identifier, and returning the set of entries of execution data by the tracing service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vadim Victor Spivak, Bernhard Poess
  • Patent number: 10942705
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a quantum annealing apparatus includes: an output unit acquiring and outputting components in a Z axis from a plurality of quantum bits in a quantum calculation; and an operation unit executes: a selecting process of selecting a first quantum bit, a second quantum bit and a third quantum bit, the second quantum bit and the third quantum bit being coupled in the quantum calculation unit; a first rotating operation of rotating each of the second quantum bit and the third quantum bit by 90° around a first axis perpendicular to the Z axis; an interaction operation of causing the first quantum bit and the second quantum bit to interact with each other; and a second rotating operation of rotating each of the second quantum bit and the third quantum bit by 90° around a second axis perpendicular to the Z axis and the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsufumi Tanamoto, Yoshifumi Nishi, Jun Deguchi
  • Patent number: 10911807
    Abstract: The technology described herein solicits user feedback in order to improve the processing of contextual signal data to identify automation setting preferences. Users have limited availability or willingness to provide explicit feedback. The technology calculates an impact score that measures a possible improvement to the automation system that could result from receiving feedback. Feedback is solicited when the impact score exceeds a threshold. Other rules can be provided in conjunction with the impact score to determine when feedback is solicited, such as a daily cap on feedback solicitations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shira Weinberg Harel, Uri Zevulun
  • Patent number: 10911347
    Abstract: A data-driven approach to network performance diagnosis and root-cause analysis is presented. By collecting and aggregating data attribute values across multiple components of a content delivery system and comparing against baselines for points of inspection, network performance diagnosis and root-cause analysis may be prioritized based on impact on content delivery. Recommended courses of action may be determined and provided based on the tracked network performance analysis at diagnosis points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Shauli Gal, Satish Raghunath, Kartikeya Chandrayana, Gabriel Tavridis, Kevin Wang
  • Patent number: 10885002
    Abstract: A recipe management system includes a versioning system that tracks the revision history of templates and their child instances. Modifications to templates and instances create new records with new primary key identifiers and version identifiers. However, each new version of a template or instance has the same root identifier as the prior versions. When a template is modified, a flag is set in its child instances, but they are not modified automatically. When an instance is modified, it has no effect on the parent template. At runtime, a recipe model is loaded to an equipment model to execute a recipe on a piece of equipment. Only approved versions of equipment models are used during execution, even if newer versions exist. During execution, new equipment models can be created. The recipe management system includes an execution engine that can be hosted as a standalone executable or in a system platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: AVEVA SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Eric P. Grove, Donald R. Tunnell, Jr., Christopher Justin Miller
  • Patent number: 10838386
    Abstract: An input/output (I/O) device for a distributed modular I/O system includes a base adapted to be connected to an associated support structure. A terminal block is connected to the base and includes a plurality of wiring connections adapted to be connected to field wiring of an associated controlled system. The I/O device further includes first and second I/O modules each including a plurality of removable single-channel I/O submodules that are each releasably connected to the base and each configured for a select I/O operation for input and output of data relative to the associated controlled system. One or more pairs of the single-channel I/O submodules can be configured to be redundant within or between the first and second I/O modules. Each of the single-channel I/O submodules is operatively connected to wiring connections of the terminal block through the base. The I/O device further includes first and second network switches connected to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam M. Wrobel, Douglas A. Lostoski, Daniel E. Killian
  • Patent number: 10833872
    Abstract: A set of redundant industrial control system communications/control modules includes at least a first communications/control module and a second communications/control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Bedrock Automation Platforms Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Clish, Samuel Galpin, James G. Calvin, Albert Rooyakkers
  • Patent number: 10833950
    Abstract: The disclosure relates generally to information technology (IT) production service support metrics and, more particularly, to analysis of the IT production service support metrics. The method includes receiving a plurality of metrics of an IT service management system and obtaining a causal loop diagram for the IT service management system. Subsequently, determining one or more deviant metrics from the plurality of metrics and obtaining associated CLD variable. Further, determining first set of metrics that affect the deviant metric and second set of metrics that may get affected. Subsequently, iteratively performing factor analysis on first set of metrics and second set of metrics to determine cogent factor for the deviation in the deviant metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Rutuja Maruti Patil, Abhinay Puvvala, Veerendra Kumar Rai
  • Patent number: 10797978
    Abstract: Each hot water supply apparatus of a hot water supply system exchanges information with a management center via a communication adapter, thereby being remotely monitored. In a connection test run for the communication adapter in a remote monitoring system, when a part of transmission information about the hot water supply apparatus is transmitted to the communication adapter via a communication line, establishment of a communication connection to the hot water supply system is indicated, and a heartbeat notification is transmitted from the communication adapter to the management center. When the communication adapter receives a response to the heartbeat notification from the management center, establishment of a communication connection to the management center is indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Sugioka, Yoshihiko Maekawa, Daisuke Hirota
  • Patent number: 10795326
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus, a method, and a program capable of causing a system to efficiently learn a method of controlling a person. A control learning system calculates a reward based on an input objective state of a control target and a state of the control target based on a sensing result of the control target. The control learning system performs reinforcement learning using the calculated reward and the state of the control target to select a better action for bringing the control target closer to the objective state. The control learning system executes the selected action for the control target. For example, the present disclosure can be applied to a control learning system including a terminal and a cloud system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Yasufumi Tanaka, Shingo Takamatsu, Atsushi Noda
  • Patent number: 10742647
    Abstract: A system for contextual and risk-based multi-factor authentication having a multi-dimensional time series data server configured to monitor and record a network's traffic data and to serve the traffic data to other modules and a directed computation graph module configured to receive network traffic data from the multi-dimensional time series data server, determine a network traffic baseline from the network traffic data, and determine a verification score needed before granting access based at least in part by the network traffic baseline. A plurality of verification methods build up a user's verification score to required level to gain access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: QOMPLX, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Crabtree, Andrew Sellers, Ian MacLeod