Operator Interface (e.g., Display With Control) Patents (Class 700/17)
  • Patent number: 11561521
    Abstract: A building management system (BMS) provides feedback to a user via a user interface to assist the user in configuring the BMS. It can be challenging for new or less experienced users to understand all of the actions they are performing when configuring a BMS. The feedback presented via the user interface includes graphical and textual feedback to alert the user of actions performed when applying tags. The feedback identifies one or more missing requirements associated with the tags. The feedback presented via the user interface also includes textual summaries of control sequences configured using the BMS. The textual summaries include descriptions of control sequences and instructions for properly configuring the building equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Gregory T. Reichl, Jason T. Sawyer
  • Patent number: 11543729
    Abstract: Example systems and methods to transform events and/or mood associated with playing media into lighting effects are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a content identifier to identify a first event occurring during presentation of media content at a first time. The example apparatus includes a content driven analyzer to determine a first lighting effect to be produced by a light-producing device based on the first event and instruct the light-producing device to produce the first lighting effect based on the first event during presentation of the media content. The content identifier is to identify a second media event occurring during presentation of the media content at a second time after the first time. The content driven analyzer is to instruct the light-producing device to one of maintain the first lighting effect based on the second event or produce a second lighting effect based on the second event during presentation of the media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Markus Kurt Cremer, Shashank Merchant, Aneesh Vartakavi
  • Patent number: 11538201
    Abstract: A display device includes an augmented reality display part that displays a virtual robot that operates in accordance with a predetermined program together with objects in real space, a position detection part that detects the position of a work target in real space by measuring a distance to the work target from the augmented reality display part, and a control part that causes the virtual robot displayed on the augmented reality display part to operate based on the position of the work target detected by the position detection part to perform predetermined work on the work target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masafumi Ooba, Wataru Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11462121
    Abstract: Method and system for visualizing dynamic virtual sub-systems of a virtual simulated element in an interactive computer simulation system comprising a computer generated environment. One or more tangible instruments control the virtual simulated element in the computer generated environment. A graphical user interface comprising an interactive display portion depicting a rendered view of the virtual simulated element. While an interactive computer simulation of the virtual simulated element is performed in the interactive computer simulation system, a storage system logs dynamic data in relation to the dynamic virtual sub-systems. At least one of the dynamic virtual sub-systems of the virtual simulated element is selected and a subset of dynamic data related to the selected virtual sub-system is loaded from the storage system. The selected virtual sub-system is displayed together with the related dynamic data on the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: CAE Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-François Delisle
  • Patent number: 11454945
    Abstract: A method for calling a program module in a programmable logic controller (PLC) ladder programming environment comprises: determining a first feature to be called in a PLC ladder programming environment and a second feature not to be called from features implemented by an artificial intelligence (AI) module compiled by a computer programming language; configuring the first feature as an interface conforming to an interface specification of the PLC ladder programming environment; configuring the second feature as a non-call method; packaging the non-call method and the interface into a dynamic link library (DLL); importing the DLL into the PLC ladder programming environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Xiao Rui Dong
  • Patent number: 11449454
    Abstract: A building management system includes a communications bus, and devices coupled to the communications bus. The devices are coupled to the communications bus and configured to communicate on the communications bus using a master-slave token passing protocol. A first one of the devices has an active node table stored therein. The active node table includes multiple nodes. Each node represents one of the devices participating in a token passing ring used to exchange information among the devices via the communications bus using the master-slave token passing protocol. The first device is configured to monitor the active node table for new nodes and to identify a new device communicating on the communications bus in response to a determination that the active node table includes a new node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Jennifer S. Cayemberg, Lisa E. Strand, Ryan J. Bykowski, Daniel R. Gottschalk, Eric W. Hamber
  • Patent number: 11448416
    Abstract: A heating and cooling system or temperature control system is disclosed herein that generally stores very hot air and very cold air, and selectively disperses or releases the hot or cold air using a control assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventor: Joseph Jacoby
  • Patent number: 11422596
    Abstract: An information handling system may include an information handling resource, an air mover configured to drive air to cool the information handling resource, and a thermal control system for controlling the air mover and configured to determine an air speed requirement for the air mover and regulate an air speed of the air mover to optimize an airflow-versus-power efficiency of the air mover while satisfying the air speed requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Hasnain Shabbir, Dominick A. Lovicott
  • Patent number: 11413752
    Abstract: A programming assistance device includes a program storage unit that stores a first program comprising a first set of time series jobs and stores a second program comprising a second set of time series jobs. Each job of the first program defines at least one operation of a first robot, and the first program is configured to be performed along a shared time line. Additionally, each job of the second program defines at least one operation of a second robot, and the second program is configured to be performed along the shared time line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventors: Makoto Takahashi, Wataru Watanabe, Yutaro Uchida, Keita Satsuma, Hiroshi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11403687
    Abstract: The method includes urging a customer a selection of a base robot that becomes a base of the robot by communicating electronic data, receiving the selection of the base robot, extracting variable specification items of the selected base robot based on information related to variable specifications among a given basic specification of the base robot from a variable specification database, determining a special order specification in which at least one of the variable specification items is changed from the basic specification, searching the information related to component parts of the base robot and parts attachable to the base robot for parts that constitute the robot so that the special order specification is realized, presenting to the customer a virtual object of the robot where the searched parts are mounted to the base robot, urging the customer an input of an order for the robot, and receiving the order for the robot and accepting the order for the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Koji Muneto, Atsushi Kameyama
  • Patent number: 11402807
    Abstract: A control apparatus providing a Dynamic Artificial Intelligence system, which employs data sets and software functions representing a plurality interactive software engine's, including Inference, Neural Net, State, and Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) Engines. These engines are implemented as a set of scheduled realtime monitors and callable functions with associated processes preformed within a system. Monitors dynamically estimates and determine the optimal control policy for the system and its sub-systems. Monitors utilize an iterative process of sub-steps “function calls’, until a convergence states exist. Functions and subfunctions dynamically estimate the desired value for operation at a respective state of the environment over a series of predicted environmental states; using a complex return of data sets to determine bounds to improve the estimated currently desired value; and producing updated estimates of optimal control policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Kurt Daniel Van Laar
  • Patent number: 11391478
    Abstract: A building automation system (BAS) platform includes one or more processors configured to provide an operating environment for developing and executing a plurality of building automation and control microservices. At least one of the plurality of building automation and control microservices is configured to receive live data from remote building equipment and provide control signals to the remote building equipment. The BAS platform further includes one or more application programming interfaces configured to interact with third-party building automation and control applications that run within the operating environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TYCO IP HOLDINGS LLP
    Inventors: Youngchoon Park, Vaidhyanathan Venkiteswaran, Sudhi R. Sinha, Karl F. Reichenberger
  • Patent number: 11386258
    Abstract: A dynamic Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) system and associated methods are provided for rendering an interactive software-product demonstration presentation for an envisioned software product within a webpage. A script can be executed to digest an exported SVG file by: querying for target objects having particular attributes named in a target format, and/or particular tag names. For each of the target objects, methods are called to modify that target object based on a first found tag name, a first found attribute, and/or contents of the first found attribute. The called methods can be used to manipulate attributes and/or contents of that target object to modify it and generate a manipulated object that includes the outputs of each called method (e.g., appropriate contents to be inserted into the SVG file). The manipulated objects with the appropriate contents can then be inserted into the SVG file to generate a final SVG file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Daniel McCulloh, Christopher Shawn Corwin
  • Patent number: 11382534
    Abstract: A method of detecting the presence of a person on a bed comprising, receiving movement data in pseudo-real-time, extracting features from the movement data for a time period in pseudo-real-time, determining whether the bed is occupied for the time period in pseudo-real-time, for each time period in which the bed is indicated as occupied, determining a user on a side of the bed, based on data from a plurality of time periods, and utilizing a sleep engine to determine sleep stages for the user. The method in one embodiment further comprising flagging when a majority of the plurality of time periods indicate that the sleep stage for the user is awake and providing a sleep recording to the user, showing the sleep stages for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Venkat Easwar, Andrew Cotton-Clay
  • Patent number: 11387635
    Abstract: A wire harness wiring operation support system includes a display section that includes a procedure display region for displaying a plurality of wiring procedure selection buttons corresponding a wire harness to be wired, and a wiring position display region for displaying a wiring position of the wire harness that corresponds to the selected wiring procedure selection button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Kawase, Masaru Ishikawa, Katsuju Aoki
  • Patent number: 11360650
    Abstract: A control system of a technical installation includes an operator station client and an operator station server that has a visualization service and stored object models of technical objects of the technical installation and generates an XY trend diagram with an operating point visualized in the XY trend diagram from a first measurement value associated with the first technical object and a second measurement value associated with the second technical object, and transmits the XY trend diagram with the operating point to the operator station client via the visualization service, wherein the XY trend diagram and/or the operating point has a reference to an object model, the operating point is influenceable by the technical object underlying the referenced object model, and an operator of the operator station client is visually presented with the referenced object model via the visualization service when selecting the operating point in the XY trend diagram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Benjamin Lutz
  • Patent number: 11360462
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to simplify the transfer of a program that has been edited. A support device, which assists in the development of a program executed by a target device provided in factory automation (FA), carries out a transfer process for transferring the program to the target device. The program includes a control program for controlling a machine and an HMI program for processing a variable used by the control program. When the control program or the HMI program has been edited, the support device simultaneously transfers the control program and the HMI program respectively to a control device and an HMI device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Yutsuka Shigemori
  • Patent number: 11354863
    Abstract: Systems and methods for immersive and collaborative video surveillance, in the commercial security industry are provided. Some methods can include receiving a video data stream from a surveillance camera in a monitored region via a cloud network, a user interface device of or coupled to a virtual reality headset displaying the video data stream, and the user interface device receiving user input corresponding to a movement of a user's body to navigate the video data stream and simulate the user navigating the monitored region from within the monitored region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: MuthuRamji Vadamalayan, Deepakumar Subbian, Kathiresan Periyasamy
  • Patent number: 11349925
    Abstract: A system and method in a building or vehicle for an actuator operation in response to a sensor according to a control logic, the system comprising a router or a gateway communicating with a device associated with the sensor and a device associated with the actuator over in-building or in-vehicle networks, and an external Internet-connected control server associated with the control logic implementing a PID closed linear control loop and communicating with the router over external network for controlling the in-building or in-vehicle phenomenon. The sensor may be a microphone or a camera, and the system may include voice or image processing as part of the control logic. A redundancy is used by using multiple sensors or actuators, or by using multiple data paths over the building or vehicle internal or external communication. The networks may be wired or wireless, and may be BAN, PAN, LAN, WAN, or home networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventors: Yehuda Binder, Benjamin Maytal
  • Patent number: 11325263
    Abstract: Embodiments included herein are directed towards a system and method for robotic control. The system may include a graphical user interface configured to allow a user to access a data storage unit associated with a robot. The system may further include a configurable portion including the data storage unit, a manipulator controller, and a data transfer layer. The system may also include a generic portion configured to parse the configurable portion to generate a robotic controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Teradyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Xi Chen, Douglas E. Barker
  • Patent number: 11320976
    Abstract: In order to facilitate creation of a controller program and a UI program in which variables match each other, this program development support unit is provided with: a calculation unit and a program development support program which implement a sequence program editing unit, a UI editing unit, and a copy function unit; a display unit; and an operation input unit. The copy function unit detects selection, through the input operation unit, of an element of the sequence program and movement to an editing screen in a user interface program, and causes elements in the user interface program that correspond to elements in the sequence program to be reflected on the editing screen of the user interface program. The copy function unit detects the type of the sequence program being edited, and, depending on the type of sequence program, determines the type of elements of the user interface program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Shintaro Iwamura
  • Patent number: 11320808
    Abstract: Provided is a plant data display processing device including: a data classification unit that classifies operation data into categories according to similarity; an evaluation index calculation unit that calculates an evaluation index of a category from a value of the operation data; and a classification result display processing unit that calculates a representative value of the operation data for each of the categories from the operation data contained in each of the categories, maps identification information of each of the categories to two-dimensional space in accordance with similarity of a representative value of the operation data, and generates three-dimensional image data in which the identification information of each of the categories is shown on a plane formed of a first axis and a second axis, and the evaluation index of the category is shown on a third axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinari Hori, Kouji Kageyama, Hiroki Yamamoto, Masaaki Mukaide
  • Patent number: 11290517
    Abstract: A display data providing apparatus includes an application server configured to generate display data, and a two-way communication WEB server which is configured to provide the display data generated by the application server to a display device, in response to a request from the display device, and which is configured to perform two-way communication with the display device. The application server includes a data update management unit configured to determine whether to update the display data, and a data generation unit configured to generate the display data if the data update management unit determines that the display data is to be updated. If the data update management unit determines that the display data is to be updated, the two-way communication WEB server provides the display data generated by the data generation unit to the display device, regardless of the request from the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouji Sekimoto, Hideo Ogino
  • Patent number: 11260538
    Abstract: A teaching system for a robot is provided, including a motion bar for controlling the robot and a robot system utilizing the teaching system. In one embodiment, the teaching system is provided including a first controller configured to provide motion-related control functions for controlling motion of the robot. The teaching system may also include a second controller configured to provide control functions other than the motion-related control functions for programming one or more actions of the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Flexiv Ltd.
    Inventors: Shiquan Wang, Xuesen Li
  • Patent number: 11252218
    Abstract: A mobile device is coupled to a computer system configured to access media content sources and play media content items provided thereby on a media device. The mobile device receives a first control specification that includes a plurality of first information items each associated with one of the media content sources and a first action definition. The first information items are concurrently displayed on a remote control user interface of the mobile device. In accordance with a selection of one of the first information items corresponding to a first content source, the mobile device transmits a command of a first action definition corresponding to the selected first information item to the computer system, and receives a second control specification that includes a plurality of second information items. Each second information item is associated with a respective content item provided by the first content source and a second action definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Jeff Ting Yann Lu
  • Patent number: 11244489
    Abstract: A method of determining identifiers for tagging frames of animation with is provided. The method comprises obtaining data indicating motion of an animated object in a plurality of frames and detecting the object as performing a pre-determined motion in at least some of the plurality of frames. For a given frame, it is determined based on the detected pre-determined motion, whether to associate an identifier with the pre-determined motion, the identifier indicating an event that is to be triggered in response to the pre-determined motion. The frames of the animation comprising the detected pre-determined motion are tagged, in response to a determination of an identifier. The pre-determined motion and corresponding identifier are determined by inputting the obtained data to machine learning model. A corresponding system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Fabio Cappello, Oliver Hume
  • Patent number: 11241812
    Abstract: Provided is an injection molding system that uses an identification code, collectively manages the specifications and combinations of an injection molding machine and peripheral devices, and secures a suitable production state for a combination of a wide variety of specifications. An injection molding system include: an injection molding machine; a plurality of peripheral devices; an identification code attached to the injection molding machine and each of the plurality of peripheral devices, and having identification information of the injection molding machine and each of the plurality of peripheral devices; a code reader that reads the identification code; and a management unit including a storage unit that stores a correct combination of the identification code of the injection molding machine and the plurality of peripheral devices, and a confirmation determination unit for confirming whether the correct combination stored in the storage unit matches the identification code read by the code reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Tanaka, Junpei Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11237849
    Abstract: Systems and methods of transferring data from memory to manage graphical output latency are provided. A device having a display receives an acoustic signal that carries a query. The device determines that a wireless controller is in a first state. The device establishes, based on receipt of the acoustic signal and the determination that the wireless controller device is in the first state, a first interaction mode for a graphical user interface rendered by the computing device for display via the display device. The device sets a prefetch parameter to a first value and prefetches the corresponding amount of electronic content items. The device establishes a second interaction mode and overrides the first value of the prefetch parameter to a second value, and prefetches a second amount of electronic content items corresponding to the second value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jian Wei Leong, Leo Baghdassarian, Lucas Hiroshi De Carvalho Hirata
  • Patent number: 11215960
    Abstract: An engineering apparatus according to the present disclosure generates generating executable code, which causes target hardware to operate, from a control application. The engineering apparatus includes an algorithm converter that converts control logic included in the control application into control logic code, a type management unit that outputs a type definition code corresponding to a data block structure of data held by a function block included in the control application, an instance management unit that outputs a memory allocation code that allocates an instance of the function block to memory, and a build controller that generates the executable code based on the control logic code, the type definition code, and the memory allocation code. Executable code for execution by target hardware is debugged while the executable code is in the form of a control application before conversion to a high-level language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidenori Sawahara
  • Patent number: 11205427
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method, an apparatus, a system and a device for controlling an intelligent device, and a storage medium. The method includes collecting voice data of a user; performing semantic recognition processing on the collected voice data of the user to obtain a recognition result; determining a target intelligent device based on device information in the recognition result; generating a control command based on operation instruction information in the recognition result; and sending the control command to the target intelligent device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fuxin Li, Shuai Zhang
  • Patent number: 11195427
    Abstract: System and methods of gating notifications for content objects of an electronic learning platform are described herein. The notification may be conditioned on whether the content object is available to a user receiving the notification, or the state of the content object, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: D2L Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Petker, Jeffrey Geurts, Ryan Ische, Jeffrey Avis, Jeffrey Ashton
  • Patent number: 11190590
    Abstract: A system and method in a building or vehicle for an actuator operation in response to a sensor according to a control logic, the system comprising a router or a gateway communicating with a device associated with the sensor and a device associated with the actuator over in-building or in-vehicle networks, and an external Internet-connected control server associated with the control logic implementing a PID closed linear control loop and communicating with the router over external network for controlling the in-building or in-vehicle phenomenon. The sensor may be a microphone or a camera, and the system may include voice or image processing as part of the control logic. A redundancy is used by using multiple sensors or actuators, or by using multiple data paths over the building or vehicle internal or external communication. The networks may be wired or wireless, and may be BAN, PAN, LAN, WAN, or home networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventors: Yehuda Binder, Benjamin Maytal
  • Patent number: 11164403
    Abstract: A robotic system simultaneously monitors multiple processes running on the robotic system in an efficient manner that can help reduce communication and processing resource requirements. A diagnostic service of the robotic system receives primary signals from multiple tasks operating in the robotic system. For each of the primary signals, the service performing a first instance of a function on the primary signal to create a first derived signal for the primary signal. For each of the primary signals that is a keyed signal and associated with a multivalent key, the service will create an additional instance of the function to create an additional derived signal for each additional valence. The service will then using the each instance of the function to create an aggregated signal, and it will use the aggregated signal to simultaneously monitor each of the processes running on the robotic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Argo AI, LLC
    Inventors: Randall Nortman, Michael Dacko
  • Patent number: 11158330
    Abstract: An apparatus for decomposing an audio signal into a background component signal and a foreground component signal, has: a block generator for generating a time sequence of blocks of audio signal values; an audio signal analyzer for determining a characteristic of a current block of the audio signal and for determining a variability of the characteristic within a group of blocks having at least two blocks of the sequence of blocks; and a separator for separating the current block into a background portion and a foreground portion wherein the separator is configured to determine a separation threshold based on the variability and to separate the current block into the background component signal and the foreground component signal, when the characteristic of the current block is in a predetermined relation to the separation threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Alexander Adami, Jürgen Herre, Sascha Disch, Florin Ghido
  • Patent number: 11150632
    Abstract: A plant device management system, which is configured to efficiently manage parameter information for field devices, in order for plant engineering, operation and maintenance is disclosed. The plant device management system includes, but is not limited to, a device parameter set manager, which is configured for creating class parameter set, configuring class parameter set, assigning class parameter set, auditing parameters and so forth. The device parameter set manager of the plant device management system may include, but is not limited to, a device parameter set creator tool, a device parameter set configuring tool, a device template manager and a device parameter auditor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Hong Weng, Ma Norina Epa Jandusay, Charisma Delos Reyes Cu-Unjieng
  • Patent number: 11150620
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are related to a device, a method, and a non-transitory computer readable medium for controlling building equipment. In one aspect, disclosed is a mobile gateway that receives a user input to change a status of a device of the building equipment. The mobile gateway device generates a request action message indicating the user input based on an application programming interface of the mobile gateway device. The request action message conforms to a building automation and control network (BACnet) protocol. The mobile gateway device transmits, through an interne protocol network, the request action message conforming to the BACnet protocol to a BACnet controller. The BACnet controller operates the device according to the request action message conforming to the BACnet protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Abhishek Srivastava, Bhawna Kumari, Vinod Saluja, Rajeev T. Singh
  • Patent number: 11144532
    Abstract: Providing separate real-time and configuration segments in a database. The real-time segment provides real-time data values to a real-time application and the configuration segment provides configuration data values to the real-time application. Utilizing two or more configuration segments enables changes to configuration data values without impacting real-time applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: AVEVA SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Murray Wayne Peterson, Sheila Yvonne Stewart, Corvil Burdett Howells, Collin Miles Roth
  • Patent number: 11140761
    Abstract: An electronic device is configured to control one or more light sources, to render a dynamic light effect, control the one or more light sources to pause the dynamic light effect at a first moment (72), and control the one or more light sources to resume the dynamic light effect at a second moment (73) in a manner (63-66) which depends on a type of the dynamic light effect and/or a user preference indicated for the dynamic light effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Pieter Smith
  • Patent number: 11138087
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to evaluating the rollout of a change to a data processing framework (DPF). A first set of jobs is selected out of a plurality of jobs. The first set of jobs is processed by the DPF with the proposed change enabled and the other jobs of the plurality of jobs by the DPF without the change enabled. A performance cost value is determined for each of the jobs in the first set of jobs processed by the DPF with the proposed change enabled and for each of the other jobs of the plurality of jobs processed by the DPF with the proposed change disabled. Based on the performance cost values of the jobs in the first set of jobs and the performance cost values of the other jobs of the plurality of jobs, a determination is made whether the proposed change is beneficial to the DPF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mariana Sharp, Craig Chambers, Jelena Pjesivac-Grbovic, Kym Hines, Sunghwan Ihm, Danijela Mijailovic, Ben Walters
  • Patent number: 11137888
    Abstract: A device for creating the monitoring image executes display data for each display component. The display component includes an edition region and an operation check region. An operation can be checked using the operation check region while the monitoring image is created using the edition region. A monitoring image without switching devices is efficiently created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: CONTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianping Zhou, Shinichi Aramaki
  • Patent number: 11140524
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for vehicle to vehicle messaging. The method captures a voice command of a user in a first vehicle, and extracts an intent, a target recipient, and a message payload from the captured voice command of the user, using natural language processing. The method further analyzes video content from one or more cameras of the first vehicle, and identifies the target recipient relevant to the captured voice command, based on the analyzed video content. The method further transmits the message payload to the identified target recipient based on the extracted intent. In one embodiment, the message payload is transmitted to the target recipient via peer-to-peer communication, together with one or more segments of the analyzed video content and is displayed on a user interface of the identified target recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Isa M. Torres, Andrew R. Freed, Timothy J. Hahn
  • Patent number: 11119463
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems, methods and devices for facilitating object-based cross-domain industrial automation control. An object library comprising a plurality of objects may be maintained. One or more of the objects may represent physical counterparts for use in an industrial automation process. Each object of the plurality of objects in the object library may have at least one property that an automated control device operation can be programmed to act on. Each object of the plurality of objects may also have at least one property that a human machine interface component can utilize in generating display elements corresponding to the objects for display on the human machine interface. When modifications to objects in the object library are received, those modifications may be automatically deployed and incorporated in controller logic and HMI graphics and control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Stump, Srdjan Josipovic, Matthew R. Ericsson, Michael D. Kalan, Anthony Carrara, Christopher W. Como, Sharon M. Billi-Duran
  • Patent number: 11108584
    Abstract: A controller and method for a premises system are provided. The controller includes processing circuitry configured to: receive a plurality of system setting groups for controlling a plurality of premises devices where each system setting group including at least one respective device setting for each of the plurality of premises devices, determine at least one setting characteristic, the at least one setting characteristic including a calendar date, and select one of the plurality of system settings groups for controlling the plurality of premises devices based on the determined at least one setting characteristic. The controller includes a transceiver configured to transmit a control signal to each of the plurality of premises devices to control the plurality of premises devices according to the selected one of the plurality of system setting groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: The ADT Security Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Garavuso, Gary E. Friar
  • Patent number: 11108826
    Abstract: Techniques related to enhanced security modes for securing a network are disclosed. The techniques include a machine readable medium, on which are stored instructions, comprising instructions that when executed cause a device to receive an indication of a security mode of a plurality of security modes, the security mode comprising a set of security settings associated with a set of network connected devices, of a plurality of network connected devices connected to a local network, and wherein the set of security settings comprises at least blocking network access of the set of network connected devices, select the set of network connected devices based on the indicated security mode, and directing an application of the set of security settings to the selected set of network connected devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: McAfee, LLC
    Inventor: Niraj Gandhi
  • Patent number: 11105528
    Abstract: Systems and methods of automatic synchronization of point read frequency are provided. The system can include data sources that receive data point values at respective deposit frequencies and a building enterprise managing device that performs an automatic synchronization process. The building enterprise managing device can receive a user configuration setting indicating a read frequency and obtain the data point values from a data source at the read frequency. The building enterprise managing device can identify a deposit frequency at which the data point values are received at the data source. The building enterprise managing device can determine whether the read frequency matches the deposit frequency. The building enterprise managing device can adjust the read frequency to match the deposit frequency in response to determining that the read frequency does not match the identified deposit frequency and obtain the data point values from the data source at the adjusted read frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Rajesh C. Nayak, Mukul V. Vashisth, Kaustubh Devasthali, Fajil Sutar
  • Patent number: 11080438
    Abstract: A building-information management (BIM) system receives a set of wind vectors that identify wind speeds and directions at the surfaces of physical structures within a volume of air. The system stratifies the volume into vertically stacked layers that each contains similar wind vectors. Each layer is then divided horizontally into rectangular cells that each at least partially encloses a cluster of the structures. The system infers cell-specific relationships that relate physical attributes of the enclosed structures with the cell's incoming and outgoing airflows, from which the system builds a wind-propagation model for each cell. These cell-specific models are combined into a regional wind-propagation model that predicts how winds entering the volume will be propagated as outgoing wind vectors. The regional model is used by downstream modules of the BIM system to account for airflow effects when designing a planned building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yun He Gao, Yang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11080930
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a virtual reality control system includes at least one controller configured to control at least one of the first display and the second display, the controller is configured to acquire first position data related to the first user and second position data related to the second user, and output an image including a first area and a second area to the first display on the basis of the first position data, if the first user has a first authority, the second user has a second authority and the first authority is a higher authority than the second authority, the first image is output to the first display when the first position data is located in the first area, and a notification image is output to the second display when the second position data is located in the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SKONEC ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chae Hoon Song, Se Ho Kang
  • Patent number: 11076517
    Abstract: Described herein is an integrated data center that provides for efficient powering and cooling, as well as efficient wire routing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Switch, Ltd.
    Inventor: Rob Roy
  • Patent number: 11069355
    Abstract: Provided is a home appliance and a speech recognition server system, in which a plurality of speech recognition home electronics may perform a command intended by a user without conflicting with one another using artificial intelligence with respect to a speech command of the user and a method for controlling such a home appliance and a speech recognition server system. The present disclosure determines whether a first group to which a control target device belongs is identical to a second group to which a speech recognition device belongs when the control target device is different from the speech recognition device. Then, when the first group is different from the second group, the present disclosure controls an operation of the control target device based on the control command of the user. Accordingly, the user may control the control target device disposed in a space different from another space in which the speech recognition device is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Heungkyu Lee
  • Patent number: 11060743
    Abstract: Enhancements to premises monitor or control device (e.g., thermostats, etc.) are detailed herein. For example, enhanced relating to simplification of scheduling, are described as well as other enhancements relating to reducing device costs or consumption costs, providing richer features or more robust feature sets, and/or delivering associated product or services with increased simplicity, convenience, or ease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: EnergyHub, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Michael DeBenedittis, Andrew Martin, Joshua Oberwetter, Michele Tepper