Operator Interface (e.g., Display With Control) Patents (Class 700/17)
  • 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: 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: 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: 11061801
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for logging real-time data of a robot control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Michael Beardsworth, Marcin Krzysztof Szczodrak, Gregory J. Prisament
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11039523
    Abstract: An apparatus and method allow end users to interactively create complex lighting patterns by remote control. Applications include decorative lighting, landscape lighting, signage, or advertising platforms. A lighting control system can be equipped with sensors that can receive remote control signals from a variety of different sources, and route the control signals to modulate receptacles coupled to different lighting circuits, thereby independently controlling multiple light arrays to achieve separate light patterns, or to coordinate different lighting effects. Interactive remote control can be provided via a mobile computing device such as a smart phone running a customized program. In one embodiment, the remote control device communicates selections to a Bluetooth®-equipped speaker to produce sound-controlled lighting effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: ROUNDTRIPPING LTD.
    Inventor: Jessica Wang
  • Patent number: 11022948
    Abstract: A safety control device comprises: at least one input module having a number of input interfaces; at least one output module having a number of output interfaces; and a computing unit that includes: a programmable processor; a read-only memory to store an operating program for the processor with program code in machine-readable form for providing a function library with a number of functions of the safety control device; and a non-volatile, overwritable storage medium. A number of function activation codes are stored downloadably in the storage medium, and each of the function activation codes is capable of being assigned a function of the function library such that by logically linking the function activation codes to their associated functions of the function library only those functions of the function library can be activated whose function activation codes are stored in the storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jochen Bauknecht, Jörg Bruchertseifer, Károly Rick, Marcel Wöhner
  • Patent number: 11026073
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for linking a terminal vehicle to a stationary data network. The disclosure provides that a base vehicle, which has an unmediated network access to the data network, uses a radio-based communication device to transfer data packets between the data network and the terminal vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Florian Haubner
  • Patent number: 11009354
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to systems, apparatuses, and methods for a determining a layout of a living space. In some implementations, a residential sensor device performs operations including receiving activity information collected by the one or more sensors, where the activity information includes sensed activity of one or more users at one or more user locations of a plurality of user locations. The residential sensor device further performs operations including determining one or more routes in the living space based on one or more sets of user locations of the plurality of user locations. The residential sensor device further performs operations including determining one or more object locations of one or more objects in the living space based on the one or more routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Premal Ashar, Vaibhavi Ashar
  • Patent number: 10945361
    Abstract: In a component-mounted-board production line in which an automatic exchanging device moves along a row of multiple component mounters, each component mounter is provided with a power supplying section that supplies power wirelessly. The automatic exchanging device is provided with a power receiving section that receives electric power supplied wirelessly from the power supplying section of the component mounter that the automatic exchanging device is facing, a monitoring section that monitors whether a person or object has entered a monitoring area around the automatic exchanging device, and a safety circuit section that turns off the power supply to a motor that is the driving source of the automatic exchanging device but continues supplying power to the monitoring section and the like when the monitoring section detects that a person or object has entered the monitoring area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mizuho Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10911563
    Abstract: A network system includes a first network user having a plurality of network devices, wherein the network devices have identification parameters for identification, a second network user having a cloud computing infrastructure, and a cloud connector having a first interface and a second interface. The cloud connector is connected via the first interface to the first network user and connected via the second interface to the second network user. The cloud connector executes a passive scan and an active scan of the first network user so that at least one of the network devices is identifiable by the cloud connector. A network device profile is loadable from the second network user into the cloud connector, and the active scan is executed on the basis of the network device profile being loaded into the cloud connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktietigesellschaft
    Inventor: Stefan Woronka
  • Patent number: 10909017
    Abstract: An apparatus of a multiagent system comprises a processing unit to process a unit of analysis on sensor data received from a sensor, and to provide a latency estimate to process the unit of analysis, and a decision system coupled with the processing unit to execute a decision process in response to an event, wherein the decision system utilizes the latency estimate as part of the decision process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Willem Beltman, Omesh Tickoo, Jonathan J. Huang, Glen Anderson
  • Patent number: 10900482
    Abstract: A method for controlling and/or monitoring a compressor system is provided. The compressor system includes one or more compressors and one or more peripheral devices. The compressors and the peripheral devices are arranged or connected in a predetermined configuration. The compressor system is controlled and/or monitored by a control/monitoring unit. After creation of the compressor system, the concretely existing configuration is input in the form of a P&I diagram by an editor and forms the basis for subsequent control, monitoring, diagnosis or evaluation routines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KAESER KOMPRESSOREN SE
    Inventors: Florian Wagner, Andreas Birkenfeld, Anika Hartwich
  • Patent number: 10878140
    Abstract: The described methods and systems enable iterative plant design. These methods and systems may be utilized to test multiple P&ID designs and control strategies before a plant is constructed, enabling engineers to test physical layouts and control strategies for the particular unit, facilitating optimal design of the plant and control scheme for controlling the process. The described methods and system thus facilitate optimal design of optimal physical layouts and control strategies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT POWER & WATER SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Thomas Snyder
  • Patent number: 10877623
    Abstract: A home automation network system having an automation controller and a remote control is described. The automation controller can dynamically download extracts from a menu database to the remote control as a user navigates through the menus. Downloading can be based on remote control configuration parameters communicated to the automation controller. Menus can be selected based on display limitations and input control types available on the remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: WirePath Home Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Wally Barnum, Joe Doubek
  • Patent number: 10871768
    Abstract: A computer implemented method at an energy management system (EMS) controller apparatus for automatic generation of a SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) slave interface for an energy management system (EMS), includes storing a SCADA configuration file mapping SCADA data points to EMS data objects; providing the EMS data objects coded in statically typed programming language; providing site configuration information of the energy management system (EMS); scanning, by an object access framework (OAF), EMS data objects with EMS annotations and combining them with the site configuration information to generate an object binding repository (OBR); and compiling the SCADA configuration file to combine the SCADA data points mapping with the object binding repository to generate SCADA bindings information as part of the SCADA slave interface for the energy management system (EMS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: WÄRTSILÄ NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Sen Zhang, Murat Bayraktar, Nikolai Teleguine
  • Patent number: 10860847
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer program product for visually identifying the at least one target subject within a real-time view of a current scene. The method includes capturing, by at least one image sensor, a real-time view of a current scene. The method further includes performing a visual analysis of the real-time view to identify at least one subject. The method further includes: receiving, in real-time, a natural language input which includes verbal utterances of at least one speaker; and identifying, within the natural language input, a description of at least one particular subject. The method further includes: analyzing the current scene to identify at least one target subject that matches the description of the at least one particular subject; and in response to identifying the at least one target subject, applying at least one visual identifier to the real-time view of the current scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Ming Qian, Yunming Wang, Erin Wang
  • Patent number: 10848565
    Abstract: Systems and methods for distributed controls via edge devices are provided. The system includes a coordinating device and a plurality of distributed controllers. The coordinating device is configured to determine a current state, assign tasks for performing control specified by a control application to the plurality of distributed controllers, and broadcast a plurality of parameters. The plurality of distributed controllers are configured to perform the control specified by the control application. Each distributed controller is configured to receive a respective task, perform a respective control operation, and control an edge device using a control signal generated from the control operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Hunter R. Hobgood, Homero L. Noboa, Dinesh Trikha, Camille M. Aucoin, Sudhanshu Dixit
  • Patent number: 10842038
    Abstract: A method for upgrading a portion of a process control system from a legacy programmable logic controller (PLC) to a non-PLC process controller is disclosed. A mounting rack sized to fit into a space occupied by legacy hardware is assembled and populated with replacement hardware that includes an I/O card, an I/O terminal block, and a custom interface module. The custom interface module is coupled to the I/O card via the I/O terminal block and to a plurality of process control field devices via a legacy wiring mechanism coupled to legacy wiring of the process control system, without requiring modification or re-termination of the legacy wiring. The legacy wiring mechanism is disconnected from the legacy hardware, the rack containing the legacy hardware is removed and replaced with the mounting rack, and the legacy wiring mechanism is coupled to the custom interface module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: William Scott Ross, James Aaron Crews
  • Patent number: 10830477
    Abstract: A method for operating a packaged terminal air conditioner includes scrolling through a sequence of characters on a display of the user interface in response to an input at a user interface of the packaged terminal air conditioner. The user interface is locked when the sequence of characters scrolls on the display of the user interface. The display of the user interface includes a pair of segment displays. Each segment display of the pair of segment displays includes no less than seven segments. The sequence of characters includes the letters L, O, and C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Dustin Henderson
  • Patent number: 10832482
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for enhancing augmented reality layers. The type of activity a user is engaged in during an augmented reality session is detected. A set of markers for display within the augmented reality session are detected. A useful markers threshold is determined and a set of priority markers of the set of the detected set of markers is generated. A set of layers for display based on the set of priority markers is generating. one or more markers of the set of priority markers to the generated set of layers is mapped. An ordered list of layers of the generated set of layers is generated, wherein the ordered list is prioritized based on a user activity interest value and the generated set of layers and associated mapped markers to the user via the augmented reality session are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Liam S. Harpur, Lin Sun, Matthew E. Broomhall
  • Patent number: 10823432
    Abstract: An electric heating system is provided including first and at least second electric heating devices. The first and at least second electric heating devices each include or have associated therewith communication means, whereby data concerning all or one or more of the heating devices can be communicated directly to or between the first and at least second electric heating devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Logicor (R&D) LTD
    Inventor: David Bowen
  • Patent number: 10809684
    Abstract: A plant operation apparatus according to an embodiment operates a multi-shaft combined-cycle power plant including at least a plurality of gas turbines as a plurality of devices to be operated. The plant operation apparatus includes an interactive processing unit and a display unit. The interactive processing unit can display on the display unit an activation setting screen on which activation sequence in an activation operation of the gas turbines and number of gas turbines to be in an operating state after the activation operation can be selected, and/or a shutdown setting screen on which shutdown sequence in a shutdown operation of the gas turbines and number of gas turbines to be in an operating state after the shutdown operation can be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Noriko Kameno, Masayuki Tobo, Kazuna Sawata, Tatsuharu Kamei
  • Patent number: 10809903
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a detection unit, an acceptance unit, and an image control unit. The detection unit is capable of detecting whether or not each of a plurality of reproduction apparatuses constitutes a group related to reproduction of content, each of the plurality of reproduction apparatuses being connected to a network, each of the plurality of reproduction apparatuses being capable of reproducing the content. The acceptance unit accepts a user operation related to constitution of the group. The image control unit outputs a group state image on the basis of a detection result by the detection unit, the group state image representing a constitution state of the group, the group state image including an image of each of the plurality of reproduction apparatuses, and controls the group state image in response to the accepted user operation related to constitution of the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Fujita, Satoshi Asai, Naohiro Uriya, Kenichiro Takyu, Minako Kawata, Hisanori Nagata, Takashi Onohara, Ryo Sokabe, Naoki Yuasa, Takuma Higo
  • Patent number: 10802527
    Abstract: An environmental controller for use within a comfort control system is disclosed. The environmental controller includes a microprocessor controlled display that incorporates a pair of mechanical buttons, generally known as an “UP” button and a “DOWN” button. The display is adapted to dispose a variety of system/installer modes, including a residential mode. The system modes make use of BACK, NEXT, and RETURN buttons, which are used to navigate through the various system/installer modes along with the increment/decrement mechanical buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BRAEBURN SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventor: Glenn Moore
  • Patent number: 10802458
    Abstract: A program environment is configured to allow building an industrial control program by instantiating classes of device types corresponding to industrial control devices in which each device type includes a device profile defining parameter(s) for communicating with the type of device and instruction(s) for causing the type of device to take action(s) in the program. Accordingly, device-specific instructions can be injected into logic of the control program. Such device type classes can correspond to various types of devices, such as variable frequency drives, mass flow meters, HART devices, and the like. A user interface can connect to the program environment to allow such devices to be instantiated from the device type classes and/or displayed to a GUI a diagrammatical arrangement. As a result, the control program can be developed with increased speed and reduced complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott A. Pierce
  • Patent number: 10796554
    Abstract: An alarm system of a building including memory devices configured to store instructions that cause processors to identify an associated digital standard operating procedure for one or more identified events, identify a responder associated with the standard operating procedure and notify the responder of the standard operating procedure to be conducted within the building in response to the identified events, and monitor the responder conducting the standard operating procedure in response to the identified events. The responder receives a first user interface to a user device indicating an area of the one or more identified events and the standard operating procedure to be conducted, and the responder receives additional including status of the conduction of the standard operating procedure and request for input of data from the responder on the first user interface or a second user interface, the input indicating progression of the standard operating procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Vincent, Christopher G. Paton, Leon Frans Van Gendt, Monika Hajkova, Carmel Morrissey, Catherine Manning, Federico Falá, Marcel T. Andrade, Nicolae Bogdan Pavel
  • Patent number: 10795649
    Abstract: Techniques are described for enabling users to add custom code function blocks and multi-prompt blocks to customizable playbooks that can be executed by an orchestration, automation, and response (OAR) platform. At a high level, a playbook comprises computer program code and possibly other data that can be executed by an OAR platform to carry out an automated set of actions. A playbook is comprised of one or more functions or codeblocks, where each codeblock contains program code that performs defined functionality when the codeblock is encountered during execution of the playbook of which it is a part. For example, a first codeblock may implement an action that is performed relative to one or more IT assets, another codeblock might filter data generated by the first codeblock in some manner, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Allison Drake, Daniel Trenker, David Wayman
  • Patent number: 10796555
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for proximity detection in a fabrication environment. One embodiment is a method for reporting proximity in an assembly environment. The method includes equipping a technician with a first proximity detector, disposing a second proximity detector at a machine that moves within a cell of the assembly environment, operating sensors at the cell to indirectly detect a location of the first proximity detector and a location of the second proximity detector via mirrors when an obscuring object is present, and providing a warning to the technician if a distance between the first proximity detector and the second proximity detector is less than a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Fei Cai, Farahnaz Sisco
  • Patent number: 10775759
    Abstract: A method for controlling one or more scent delivery units includes maintaining one or more scheduled events, maintaining one or more scheduled anti-events, and generating, based on the one or more scheduled events and the one or more scheduled anti-events, command data to be communicated to the one or more scent delivery units to control their activation and deactivation. Generating the command data includes identifying a conflicting period of time during which control specified by the one or more scheduled events differs from control specified by the one or more scheduled anti-events and also includes generating command data that gives priority to control specified by the one or more scheduled anti-events. Control for the one or more scent delivery units during the conflicting period of time is in accordance with control logic of the one or more scheduled anti-events and not the one or more scheduled events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ScentAir Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Thurston Chandler, Chad Alan Morton
  • Patent number: 10779049
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a non-transitory storage medium storing instructions and a processing unit that executes the instructions to present a group of selectable elements. Each of the selectable elements in the group corresponds to content assets accessed by a user. The group is ordered according to chronological access. Selection of a selectable element from the group provides access to content determined based on the respective content asset, an application used to access the respective content asset, and information regarding previous user behavior. The electronic device may be a content access device, such as a set top box, a digital video recorder, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Binder, Miles Fenn, Charles Hasek
  • Patent number: 10768592
    Abstract: The invention is related to the field of control apparatus, and in particular, to control apparatus configured to allow a user to control the processing of data. In particular, this invention relates to controlling the processing of industrial plant data by controlling selection of a geographical area. The selection of a geographical area may be implemented by controlling a display using a user interface controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NL FISHER SUPERVISION & ENGINEERING LTD.
    Inventors: Michael William Cameron, Daniel Joseph Jalbert
  • Patent number: 10762244
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to securing systems that include hardware accelerators, such as FPGA-based accelerators, and privileged system components. Some embodiments may provide a security broker. In various embodiments, the security broker may provide interfaces between the hardware accelerator and the privileged component. Some embodiments may receive an instruction from the hardware accelerator targeting the privileged component, and validate the instruction based on a configuration. In some embodiments, upon determining the instruction is not validated, the instruction is restricted from further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua Fender, Utkarsh Y. Kakaiya, Mohan Nair, Brian Morris, Pratik Marolia
  • Patent number: 10762256
    Abstract: A system includes an operator interface that includes a screen on which a ladder logic diagram is displayed. The system also includes an input device that may be used to draw a hand-drawn ladder logic component in the ladder logic diagram on the screen. Additionally, the system includes memory circuitry that stores ladder logic programming code and processing circuitry that executes the ladder logic programming code. The ladder logic programming code executed by the processing circuitry includes a recognition module to recognize the hand-drawn ladder logic component and a conversion module to convert the recognized hand-drawn ladder logic component to a standard graphical format and to a standard programming object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Shiou Liang Quek
  • Patent number: 10761706
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for navigating an operational user interface for a building management system are described herein. One device includes a user interface, a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to display, on the user interface of the computing device, an operational user interface for a building management system, wherein the operational user interface includes a number of orthogonal navigation models for the building management system within a single navigation structure, and navigate between the number of orthogonal navigation models within the single navigation structure in the operational user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Cockburn, Yi-Chang Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10761521
    Abstract: An engineering system for planning an automation entity, wherein the engineering system is configured to store and display first objects for at least one automation device and second objects for at least one operator system in a structured manner in accordance with a technological hierarchy, and to generate from the first objects first runtime data for loading into the automation device and from the second objects second runtime data for loading into the operator system, and wherein components of the first runtime data are operatively connected to components of the second runtime data such that it is possible to distinguish between a planning error and the consequences of a delta loading of runtime data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Benjamin Lutz
  • Patent number: 10753630
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing remote and proactive diagnostics of HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) equipment and HVAC systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: WATSCO VENTURES LLC
    Inventors: Steven Rupp, Aaron J. Nahmad, Mario A. Cruz
  • Patent number: 10748307
    Abstract: A system and method for compressing digital signals representing images or video sequences. The method includes determining a plurality of generalized tree patterns associated with a corresponding plurality of target regions of an image. The generalized tree patterns may be defined by (i) multiple pattern levels, and (ii) sub-nodes and leaves associated with ones of the multiple pattern levels. A plurality of node splitting alternatives define relationships between ones of the sub-nodes and other of the sub-nodes and ones of the leaves associated with different ones of the multiple pattern levels. Once pixel data from all the target regions of the image has been processed, compressed image data is generated by encoding, using arrangements of hierarchical pyramids, pattern data corresponding to the generalized tree patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SIF Codec, LLC
    Inventor: Vsevolod Mokrushin
  • Patent number: 10740943
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present disclosure presents a technique for enabling user modification of an animation effect, while the animation effect is being rendered. The technique includes generating an editor user interface, wherein the editor user interface that includes an editor module that includes an editor model and an engine model. In the technique the editor model includes an editor value corresponding to a bindable property. In addition, the engine model comprises an engine value corresponding to the bindable property. The technique also includes receiving user input corresponding to a modification of the editor value. The technique further includes modifying the editor value based on the user input. In addition, the technique includes synchronizing the modified editor value with the engine value and modifying an animation effect based on the synchronized engine value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Pedro Veras Bezerra de Silva, Andrey Staroseltsev, Tingyong Liu, Shady Hassan Sayed Hassen Aly, Alexander Nicholas Rozanski
  • Patent number: 10742441
    Abstract: A controller for a space controls a plurality of devices, where each device is associated with one of a plurality of different building domains. The controller includes one or more processors operably coupled to one or more computer-readable storage media and configured to execute instructions stored in the computer-readable storage media to determine a plurality of use cases defined for the space, each use case associated with a required set of building domains, determine, for each of the different building domains, whether devices of building equipment are operational to serve the space, determine a set of enabled use cases by, for each use case, enabling the use case if devices of building equipment are operational to serve the space for each building domain in the required set of the different building domains and control the plurality of devices in accordance with the set of enabled use cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Beth A. Ray, Sheri L. Meyer, Radu M. Dorneanu
  • Patent number: 10733823
    Abstract: Methods for replacing a first garage door controller with a second garage door controller can include electrically decoupling the first garage door controller from a first wire that is electrically coupled to the garage door opener. Methods can include electrically decoupling the first garage door controller from a second wire that is electrically coupled to the garage door opener. Methods can also include electrically coupling the second garage door controller to the first wire and electrically coupling the second garage door controller to the second wire. Methods can even include communicatively coupling the second garage door controller to an Internet router to thereby communicatively couple the second garage door controller to a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SKYBELL TECHNOLOGIES IP, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Frank Scalisi
  • Patent number: 10712032
    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: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Youngchoon Park, Vaidhyanathan Venkiteswaran, Sudhi R. Sinha, Karl F. Reichenberger
  • Patent number: 10711382
    Abstract: A self laundry system that enhances the convenience of a user is provided. When an operation command output control starts, in step S1, a server 30 associates a user terminal 51 and a laundry apparatus 20. In step S2, an identification signal is sent to the user terminal 51. After completing the charging in step S8, in step S9, the server 30 determines whether a “lock the cover” button 76 is touched. In step S11, the server 30 determines whether a “window to be opaque” button 77 is touched. Then, in step S13, the server 30 outputs an operation start command to the laundry apparatus 20, and ends an operation start command control. The laundry apparatus 20, to which the operation start command is inputted, starts operation in an operation mode selected by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: wash-plus Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kentaro Takanashi
  • Patent number: 10691086
    Abstract: Motorized window treatments may each adjust a position of a covering material to allow light into a space in a building. The control information for controlling the motorized window treatments may be stored and/or accessed to understand how the motorized window treatments are operating. The control information may indicate a control state and/or a position of the covering material when an identified daylight intensity is being received at the space. The control information may inform a user of the operation of the motorized window treatments and allow the user to adjust various control parameters by which the motorized window treatments may be controlled. Recommended adjustments may also be provided to the user based on a user-identified problem with the operation of the motorized window treatments. The recommended adjustments to the control parameters may be accepted by the user and may be stored for being accessed and/or edited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Lundy, Brent Protzman
  • Patent number: 10685127
    Abstract: Provided is a computer-implemented method for automatically preserving privacy in a user interface. The method includes detecting privacy objects that are being presented via a UI of a computing device to a first user. A security status of the UI is evaluated based at least in part on analyzing audio captured by an audio capture device of the computing device. A privacy mode of the UI that executes privacy actions that are associated with the detected privacy objects is activated based on determining that the security status is in an unsecure state. The privacy mode is deactivated based on determining that the security status has changed from the unsecure state to a secure state, in which determining that the security status has changed from unsecure to secure is based on analyzing the audio captured by the audio capture device of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashish Kundu, Amit Anil Nanavati, Danny Soroker
  • Patent number: 10669519
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to methods and systems for customizing protocols for use with a cell expansion system. Through a user interface, a user may create a custom task for loading, growing and/or harvesting cells. A custom task may comprise one or more steps, in which a user may add or omit steps, as desired. Data may be entered for settings associated with a custom task, in which embodiments provide for such data to be entered each time the custom task is performed. In another embodiment, the settings for a custom task may be configured, in which such settings may be stored and retrieved upon selection of the custom task. Customization and configuration of a custom task may occur using a diagram view of the cell expansion system, in which process settings are associated with graphical user interface elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Terumo BCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Allan Stanton, IV, Glen Delbert Antwiler, Patrick J. Howley, Michael E. Kinzie, Jon A. Dodd, Casey V. Medina
  • Patent number: 10663929
    Abstract: A long-haul process control plant includes a process control system which controls industrial processes running within the plant, and a safety instrumented system, servicing the process control system, which detects safety-related problems within the plant and communicates safety messages within and between portions of the process plant, e.g., to effect a trip or other mitigating action. To transmit safety messages between remotely located portions of the process plant via a low-bandwidth long-haul link, a safety data concentrator combines individual safety messages generated by the safety logic solvers disposed at one portion of the plant into a concentrated safety message, and transmits the concentrated safety message to a safety data de-concentrator in the remote portion of the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary K. Law, Godfrey R. Sherriff
  • Patent number: 10659518
    Abstract: This application is directed to enabling interaction between computer devices. An application is executed at a first computer device to access Internet-based media content sources and display media items provided thereby on a display device coupled to the first computer device. The first computer device transmits an information item and a command to a second computer device. In some implementations, the information item includes a selectable display element corresponding to one of the Internet-based media content sources, and the second computer device is configured to display the selectable display element of the information item. In response to a user selection of the selectable display item at the second computer device, the first computer device receives the command from the second computer device, and executes the command in relation to the Internet-based media content sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Jeff Ting Yann Lu
  • Patent number: RE48372
    Abstract: A system and method of monitoring and controlling the use of utilities by devices contained within a specific location. Interactive units are provided within the selected location. A server interface is provided at the location that communicates with a remote computer server. The interactive units control the operations of different devices within the selected location that consume utilities. When used, each interactive unit generates signal information indicating whether the device controlled or monitored by that interactive unit is in operation. The signal information generated by the interactive units is sent to the server interface and then a remote computer server. The server computer analyzes the signal information to determine the amount of utilities being used and enables a programmer to set automatic and selective control parameters to minimize the cost of operations for the various devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Brian Zima