Plural Controlled Systems, Mechanisms, Or Elements Patents (Class 700/19)
  • Patent number: 11329681
    Abstract: An adaptive radio frequency module including a switching circuit to switch receipt of a voltage, an assembly including the adaptive RF module, a system comprising a base unit with one or more radio frequency modules, and a method of operation of the system are provide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Canada Limited
    Inventors: Attila Apro, Maximilian Seiffert, Dhruva Maharaj
  • Patent number: 11321616
    Abstract: A method for generating an operational rule associated with a building management system includes identifying, with a processing device, a first pattern associated with a series of operational observations corresponding to a property of the building management system, correlating a first contextual attribute with the first pattern, and deriving the operational rule at least in part based on the first pattern and the first contextual attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bei Chen, Joern Ploennigs, Anika Schumann, Mathieu Sinn
  • Patent number: 11320806
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems, methods and devices for facilitating object-based industrial automation control. An automation control library comprised of a plurality of objects may be maintained in association with one or more industrial automation applications. Code defining the execution of an industrial automation process may be received. A plurality of objects in the object library for implementing the industrial automation control process may be identified. The plurality of identified objects may be matched to one or more hardware components based on one or more operational requirements included in the code, and available hardware resources for performing the automation control process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    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: 11287958
    Abstract: A digital signage system provides a processor and memory; a media player for delivering content to digital signage that stores at least one playlist having media slots for playing media spots, where at least one of the media spots is a content controlling spot that includes intelligent content including attributes and attribute values for commanding control of delivery of other media spots, where the content controlling spot is configured to, upon being instigated, use the intelligent content to search for media spots to be played by the media player, identify a plurality of published media spots to be played based on a set of attributes and attribute values associated therewith, and cause one of the plurality of the published media spots to be retrieved based on the set of attributes and attribute values associated with the spot, and where the media player plays the retrieved spot on the digital signage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: JohnRyan Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Paul Madgwick, Nancy Radermecher
  • Patent number: 11271983
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing and processing multimedia content. Chat content from a chat session among users on a network is accessed, including at least an item of video chat content associated with a phone number of a chat participant. Location information associated with the chat content is determined. Chat content location information is compared with predefined location information associated with projects or activities to identify a corresponding matching project or activity. A multimedia document comprising chat content associated with the matching project or activity is generated, wherein the item of video chat content is displayed in association with a play control and in association with an identifier of the chat participant. The item of video chat content in the multimedia document may be played in response to a user activation of the play control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: E-PLAN, INC.
    Inventor: Michael M. Chegini
  • Patent number: 11268727
    Abstract: A control system of a heat, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. In some embodiments, the HVAC system includes an electronic display configured to concurrently display a plurality of zone icons that indicate a current setpoint mode corresponding to a plurality of building zones, wherein the current setpoint mode comprises a home setpoint mode and an away setpoint mode. Additionally, the HVAC system may include a control circuitry communicatively coupled to the electronic display. The control circuitry may be configured to toggle the current setpoint mode associated with the plurality of building zones between the home setpoint mode and the away setpoint mode based on a received user input. Further, the control circuitry may be configured to control operation of the HVAC system based on the current setpoint mode associated with each building zone of the plurality of building zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: John W. Uerkvitz, Jonathan A. Burns, Theresa N. Gillette
  • Patent number: 11221167
    Abstract: In order to an initialising system for a refrigerant compressor unit, including a refrigerant compressor, an electrical drive motor for the refrigerant compressor and a compressor controller that determines the voltage and speed of the drive motor on the basis of sets of configuration parameters loaded into this compressor controller and controls the drive motor accordingly, wherein the initialising system has a compressor data memory, in which compressor data relating to respectively possible refrigerant compressors are stored, and a motor data memory, in which motor data relating to possible drive motors are stored, wherein the initialising system has a processor for performing the initialisation, a display unit and an input unit, wherein during initialisation the display unit and the input unit serve to determine the refrigerant compressor and the drive motor, and wherein the processor uses the compressor data of the determined refrigerant compressor and uses the motor data of the determined drive motor to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: BITZER Kuehlmaschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Hieble, John Gibson
  • Patent number: 11216889
    Abstract: A system may include a router that may receive a plurality of data packets from one or more devices that communicatively couples to the router. The system may also include at least one processor that identifies an identity of a device based on a data packet received by the router from the device, generate an insurance policy that includes the device in response to identifying the identity of the device, and sends a notification indicative of the insurance policy to a computing device in response to generating the insurance policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Emily Margaret Gray, Daniel Christopher Bitsis, Jr., Qunying Kou, Robert Wiseman Simpson, Manfred Amann, Donnette Moncrief Brown, Eric David Schroeder, Meredith Beveridge, Michael J. Maciolek, Bobby Lawrence Mohs, Brian F. Shipley, Justin Dax Haslam, Ashley Raine Philbrick
  • Patent number: 11181797
    Abstract: This disclosure provides connectors for smart windows. A smart window may incorporate an optically switchable pane. In one aspect, a window unit includes an insulated glass unit including an optically switchable pane. A wire assembly may be attached to the edge of the insulated glass unit and may include wires in electrical communication with electrodes of the optically switchable pane. A floating connector may be attached to a distal end of the wire assembly. The floating connector may include a flange and a nose, with two holes in the flange for affixing the floating connector to a first frame. The nose may include a terminal face that present two exposed contacts of opposite polarity. Pre-wired spacers improve fabrication efficiency and seal integrity of insulated glass units. Electrical connection systems include those embedded in the secondary seal of the insulated glass unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava, David Walter Groechel, Anshu A. Pradhan, Gordon Jack, Disha Mehtani, Robert T. Rozbicki
  • Patent number: 11143213
    Abstract: An electronic execution unit controls and regulates a pneumatic valve assembly for a pneumatic movement. An application for controlling and regulating a valve assembly is or can be loaded so that it can be carried out on the electronic execution unit to carry out the pneumatic movement on the pneumatic valve assembly. An electronic valve controller for the open-loop control and closed-loop control of a valve assembly has at least one pneumatic valve for a pneumatic movement task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Festo SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Doll, Rüdiger Neumann, Stefan Elmer, Peter Hofmann, Bernd Schneider, Michael Link
  • Patent number: 11093315
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a fault or model mismatch are disclosed. A system includes a processor, a memory, and one or more sensors. The sensors may detect data associated with an electronic device. The memory may store processor executable instructions to: compute T2 and Q statistics, over a time period, and apply a model mismatch and fault detection logic based on the T2 and Q statistics. The model mismatch and fault detection logic may: count consecutive instances where a T2 statistic exceeds a T2 threshold via a T2 counter, update a probability of fault based on the T2 counter, count consecutive instances where a Q statistic exceeds a Q threshold via a Q counter, update a probability of model mismatch based on the Q counter, and detect one of a fault or a model mismatch based on a probability of fault threshold and a probability of model mismatch threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Donald McMenemy, Weiqiang Chen, Ali M. Bazzi, Krishna R. Pattipati, Shailesh N. Joshi
  • Patent number: 11079775
    Abstract: A device that detects fluid flow may include a housing member that couples to a conduit and an apparatus that outputs the fluid. The device may also include a flow mechanism that detects the fluid flow through the conduit and the apparatus and a transmitter that transmits a signal indicative of the fluid flow to a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Carlos J P Chavez, Eric Schroeder, Manfred Amann
  • Patent number: 11068144
    Abstract: A method for selecting colors to be projected from a lamp is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes pairing a lamp with a graphic user interface having a diamond shaped perimeter grid of selectable light color settings surrounding a selectable dimming setting. The diamond shaped perimeter grid including four color based segments, wherein each of the four color based segments provides a different family of colors. The user of the graphic user interface selects the selectable light color setting from the graphic user interface, wherein a device including the graphic user interface transmits a signal to the lamp to emit light having a color that is consistent with the selectable light color setting that has been selected by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: LEDVANCE LLC
    Inventor: Zachary Sicard
  • Patent number: 11067869
    Abstract: Onboard EC window controllers are described. The controllers are configured in close proximity to the EC window, for example, within the IGU. The controller may be part of a window assembly, which includes an IGU having one or more EC panes, and thus does not have to be matched with the EC window, and installed, in the field. The window controllers described herein have a number of advantages because they are matched to the IGU containing one or more EC devices and their proximity to the EC panes of the window overcomes a number of problems associated with conventional controller configurations. Also described are self-meshing networks for electrochromic windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava, Erich R. Klawuhn, Trevor Frank, Douglas Silkwood
  • Patent number: 11062398
    Abstract: Systems and methods may analyze property telematics data, with homeowner permission or affirmative consent, to update risk-based coverage of a property, such as a house, during a short-term rental. The systems include a renter analytics computing device, a plurality of property telematics devices at the property, including at least one sensor, and a property telematics controller. The renter analytics computing device is configured to retrieve a pre-rental record including parameters of a short-term rental of the property, and retrieve property telematics data, from the property telematics devices, associated with the short-term rental. The renter analytics computing device may develop a risk level profile associated with the short-term rental and determine an adjusted coverage rate to cover the property during the short-term rental. As a result, a homeowner of the property may be protected against damages incurred to the property during the short-term rental.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Kristopher Keith Gaudin, Tracey Dunne
  • Patent number: 11061374
    Abstract: A building management system comprising a plurality of sensors, each sensor of the plurality of sensors configured to detect a condition of the building is disclosed. The system may further comprise a memory for storing one or more events, each event configured to identify an action from a sequence of sensed conditions, a communications module configured to communicate with a remote device over a network, and a controller operatively coupled to the first sensor, the second sensor, the memory, and the communications module. The controller may be configured to compare the plurality of sensed conditions to the one or more events to identify an action and determine what, if any response is required, and if a response is required, provide a notification to the remove device via the communications module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Warren Young, Soumitri Kolavennu, Christopher Heintzelman, Joseph Bodkin, John Cronin
  • Patent number: 11062460
    Abstract: Technology is disclosed herein for learning motion in video. In an implementation, an artificial neural network extracts features from a video. A correspondence proposal (CP) module performs, for at least some of the features, a search for corresponding features in the video based on a semantic similarity of a given feature to others of the features. The CP module then generates a joint semantic vector for each of the features based at least on the semantic similarity of the given feature to one or more of the corresponding features and a spatiotemporal distance of the given feature to the one or more of the corresponding features. The artificial neural network is able to identify motion in the video using the joint semantic vectors generated for the features extracted from the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Xingyu Liu, Hailin Jin, Joonyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 11038706
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for semantic-based planning, engineering, and commissioning a project in a building or home automation system, using multiple technologies/protocols of devices including sensors, actuators and control devices, the method being based on a semantic based model having an automatic configuration generation for specific technologies/protocols from a function-based device specification, the method including the following multiple transformation steps: calculating/creating a configuration for a specific protocol/technology using a mapping complex or structure of rules or processing instructions that takes into account the semantic-based model, technology models, heuristics, and/or technology constraints of the devices; generating an internal model of the building automation system with communication objects as an output of the automatic created configuration calculation; transforming the internal model, depending on a targeted technology/protocol, in order to create either application p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Somayeh Malakuti, Johannes Schmitt, Thomas Gamer
  • Patent number: 11023451
    Abstract: Recently, there is a desire to accurately share information concerning the presence or absence and content of a change in a setting parameter value. Provided is a change detection apparatus including a parameter acquiring section that acquires a value of at least one setting parameter of a field device, at predetermined time intervals; a change detecting section that detects whether the value of the setting parameter has been changed; and a change information output section that outputs change information, in response to a change in the value of the setting parameter having been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Junpei Shibamura
  • Patent number: 11019458
    Abstract: Generating a map based on nodes of a hierarchical graph that defines a topology of a physical space and is configured to provide access to sensor data from devices within the physical space includes accessing the hierarchical graph. The hierarchical graph comprises a plurality of nodes, including a top node for the physical space and a plurality of other nodes coupled to the top node. One of the plurality of nodes comprises an area node that represents an area within the physical space. One of the plurality of nodes also comprises a device node representing a device located within the physical space and a user node. Map data corresponding to a particular node is generated. The generated map data is associated with generating at least a portion of a map corresponding to the particular node. The generated map data corresponding to the particular node is stored within the hierarchical graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Fernando Nahuel Viton, Matthew Evan Vogel, Grégory Christopher John Vandenbrouck
  • Patent number: 10989976
    Abstract: Methods are described for the commissioning of optically switchable window networks. During commissioning, network addresses are paired with the locations of installed devices for components on a window network. Commissioning may also involve steps of testing and validating the network devices. By correctly pairing the location of a device with its network address, a window network is configured to function such that controls sent over the network reach their targeted device(s) which in turn respond accordingly. The methods described herein may reduce frustrations that result from mispairing and installation issues that are common to conventional commissioning practices. Commissioning may involve recording a response to a manually or automatically initiated trigger. Commissioning methods described herein may rely on user input, or be automatic, not requiring user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Dhairya Shrivastava, Stephen Clark Brown
  • Patent number: 10989977
    Abstract: Onboard EC window controllers are described. The controllers are configured in close proximity to the EC window, for example, within the IGU. The controller may be part of a window assembly, which includes an IGU having one or more EC panes, and thus does not have to be matched with the EC window, and installed, in the field. The window controllers described herein have a number of advantages because they are matched to the IGU containing one or more EC devices and their proximity to the EC panes of the window overcomes a number of problems associated with conventional controller configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Dhairya Shrivastava, Anshu A. Pradhan, Stephen Clark Brown, David Walter Groechel, Robert T. Rozbicki
  • Patent number: 10985986
    Abstract: A network system for interconnecting an operational technology (OT) network and an information technology (IT) network in a building. The network system includes an OT network, an IT network, and a network tool. The network tool is configured to obtain a current network configuration of a plurality of OT network switches in an OT network. The current network configuration includes at least one of the network addresses of the plurality of OT network switches and a routing table associated with the plurality of OT network switches. The network tool is further configured to update the routing table to route network traffic between the OT network and an IT network. The network tool is further configured to update the network addresses of the plurality of OT network switches to have network addresses within at least one subnet of the IT network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: David E. Hoglund, Xin Zhang, Eric J. Drury
  • Patent number: 10976713
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for controlling pool/spa components. More particularly, disclosed is a system for controlling pool/spa components including a display screen and one or more processors presenting a control user interface for display on the display screen, wherein the control user interface includes a home screen comprising a first portion containing a first plurality of buttons and/or controls for controlling a first group of the plurality of pool/spa components associated with a first body of water, and a second portion containing a second plurality of buttons and/or controls for controlling a second group of the plurality of pool/spa components associated with a second body of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Potucek, Gregory Fournier, James Murdock, Robert Heon, David Blaine, Craig Horrocks, Kenneth White, Jr., Murat Dymov, Michael Nilsson, Thomas-Eric Béliveau, Deyin Xu, Patrick Mainville, Qiwei Huang, Linnette Rivera
  • Patent number: 10969967
    Abstract: A method and technique for allocation and balancing of storage resources includes monitoring, for each of a plurality of storage controllers, input/output (I/O) latency, network bandwidth utilization, and network latency associated with each storage volume controlled by a respective storage controller. Responsive to receiving a request to allocate a new storage volume, a type of application and an anticipated storage workload level that will utilize one or more of the storage volumes by the application is determined. The I/O latency, network bandwidth utilization, and network latency is analyzed relative to respective thresholds, and the new storage volume is allocated to a selected storage controller based on the analysis and the anticipated storage workload level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rohith K. Ashok, Roy F. Brabson, Wei L. Chan
  • Patent number: 10962937
    Abstract: Disclosed are a power consumption management method for electric devices, a manager and a management system. The power consumption management method may include: acquiring identification information of an electric device in a power-on state in a monitoring area (S101); collecting information of the monitoring area, and determining whether a user exists in the monitoring area or not according to a collection result (S102); when the user does not exist in the monitoring area, determining a type set to which the identification information belongs (S103); when determining that the identification information is comprised in a first type set, powering off the electric device (S104); and when determining that the identification information is comprised in a second type set, beginning timekeeping, and when a timekeeping duration reaches to a preset duration matched with the identification information, powering off the electric device (S105).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai
    Inventors: Zhonghang Feng, Lingjun Wang, Xiao Luo, Shizhuo Shao, Zhiwei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10958550
    Abstract: Capturing messages exchanged with field devices in an industrial process without disrupting communication of the messages. A diagnostic driver embedded within a gateway device detects abnormal conditions in connections between the gateway device and the field devices. The diagnostic driver captures messages indicative of the abnormal condition without disrupting message communication. The driver is capable of transmitting captured messages, on demand, to a workstation computing device for diagnosis of the abnormal condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishna Rao Mendu, Christopher Hu, Naveen Kumar, Richard Linwood Linscott
  • Patent number: 10948889
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a programmable control system for devices and appliances in a home or commercial building. The system includes a main computer connected to network wiring throughout a home or commercial structure that is connected to a number of micro-computers. The programmable control system also includes an input device that has buttons programmatically associated with selected switches and activators throughout the home or building. The input device is connected to the micro-computers which receives signals from the programmable buttons. The micro-computers then activate selected switches or activators associated with selected devices or appliances in the home or commercial structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ARNDORFER INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan Arndorfer
  • Patent number: 10929801
    Abstract: A computerized system and method for scheduling shipping deliveries to one or more retailer locations autonomously, where the system receives a set of data and selects a relevant portion of the set of data that corresponds to the data required by a retailer interface associated with each of the one or more retailer locations, the retailer interfaces having a set of data fields that each require a particular piece of information associated with the shipping delivery. The system and method of the present invention determines a series of mouse clicks and keystrokes necessary to navigate and complete the retailer interface, then uses the determined series of mouse clicks and keystrokes to autonomously schedule shipping deliveries by supplying the relevant portion of the data set to the appropriate data fields on the retailer interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: CASESTACK, LLC
    Inventor: Kanat Bektemirov
  • Patent number: 10907846
    Abstract: A cooperative extremum-seeking control system includes a first controller and a second controller. The first controller is configured to provide a first control input to a first plant and receive a first performance variable as feedback from the first plant. The second controller is configured to provide a second control input to a second plant that interacts with the first plant, receive a second performance variable as feedback from the second plant, and provide the second performance variable to the first controller. The first controller is further configured to aggregate the first performance variable and the second performance variable to determine a total performance variable, calculate a gradient of the total performance variable with respect to the first control input, generate a third control input using the gradient of the total performance variable, and provide the third control input to the first plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Timothy I. Salsbury, John M. House
  • Patent number: 10908574
    Abstract: High availability and data migration in a distributed process control computing environment. Allocation algorithms distribute data and applications among available compute nodes, such as controllers in a process control system. In the process control system, an input/output device, such as a fieldbus module, can be used by any controller. Databases store critical execution information for immediate takeover by a backup compute element. The compute nodes are configured to execute algorithms for mitigating dead time in the distributed computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Raja Ramana Macha, Andrew Lee David Kling, Nestor Jesus Camino, Jr., James Gerard Luth, Richard Linwood Linscott
  • Patent number: 10896342
    Abstract: A method of pixel-wise localization of an actor and an action in a sequence of frames includes receiving a natural language query describing the action and the actor. The method also includes receiving the sequence of frames. The method further includes localizing the action and the actor in the sequence of frames based on the natural language query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Kirill Gavrilyuk, Amir Ghodrati, Zhenyang Li, Cornelis Gerardus Maria Snoek
  • Patent number: 10841388
    Abstract: A method of providing a remote service includes performing linkage setting for setting a center server, a controller included in a vehicle, a mobile device, and a push server to transmit and receive information to and from each other, requesting, by the center server, that the push server transmit notification information using a push scheme, transmitting, by the push server, the notification information received from the center server to the mobile device using the push scheme, and forwarding, by the mobile device, the notification information received from the push server to the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Seong Kue Kang
  • Patent number: 10832554
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide for a system. In some examples, the system comprises a first sensor associated with first and second attributes and a second sensor associated with the second attribute and a third attribute. The system further comprises a processor communicatively coupled to the first and second sensors. The processor is configured to identify a number of activations of the first sensor within a time window, identify a number of activations of the second sensor within the time window, and construct a sensor vector identifying a number of first attribute activations based on the first number of activations of the first sensor, a number of second attribute activations based on the number of activations of the first sensor and the number of activations of the second sensor, and a number of third attribute activations based on the number of activations of the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Gerard, Susann Marie Keohane, Aliza Rivka Heching, Mohammad Arif Ul Alam
  • Patent number: 10834537
    Abstract: Generating a map based on nodes of a hierarchical graph that defines a topology of a physical space and is configured to provide access to sensor data from devices within the physical space includes accessing the hierarchical graph. The hierarchical graph comprises a plurality of nodes, including a top node for the physical space and a plurality of other nodes coupled to the top node. One of the plurality of nodes comprises an area node that represents an area within the physical space. One of the plurality of nodes also comprises a device node representing a device located within the physical space and a user node. Map data corresponding to a particular node is generated. The generated map data is associated with generating at least a portion of a map corresponding to the particular node. The generated map data corresponding to the particular node is stored within the hierarchical graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Fernando Nahuel Viton, Matthew Evan Vogel, Grégory Christopher John Vandenbrouck
  • Patent number: 10817801
    Abstract: A method for modeling a system that includes a disturbance rejection model configured for modeling an operation of the system so to generate a predicted value for a system output. The disturbance rejection model having a network for mapping system inputs to the system output, and input-output pairings, each representing a unique pairing of one of the system inputs with the system output. The method may include the steps of: calculating a confidence metric for a selected input-output pairing of the disturbance rejection model; and recommending a modification be made to the disturbance rejection model based upon the confidence metric calculated for the selected one of the input-output pairing. The confidence metric may indicate a probability that a predicted sign of a gain in the system output made by the disturbance rejection model is correct when the system input of the selected input-output pairing is varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Stephen William Piche, Fred Francis Pickard
  • Patent number: 10785049
    Abstract: A common automation system controller configured using a graphical approach for use in a building automation system is provided. There is an increasing demand for flexible and adaptable room or building automation applications with an easy and intuitive way for application configuration. In pre-engineering as well as during installation and commissioning, the application configuration for preloaded or loadable device needs to be easily changeable and can be used for operating and/or monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, Heinrich Meier, Herbert Meier
  • Patent number: 10778575
    Abstract: One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a method for scheduling a message. The method includes receiving, by one or more processors, an offset and an interval associated with a virtual link. The method includes receiving, by the one or more processors, an absolute count representing a start time. The method includes designating, by the one or more processors, a plurality of transfer times for the virtual link as a function of the offset and the interval. The method includes receiving, by the one or more processors, a message associated with the virtual link at a first time. The method includes transmitting, by the one or more processors, the message at a next transfer time in the plurality of transfer times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Paul Van Stensel
  • Patent number: 10767885
    Abstract: A building management system for generating a building model for a building and operating building equipment of the building based on the building model. The system includes a processing circuit configured to receive a context, wherein the context includes metadata defining the building model for the building and generate a building model editor interface for viewing and editing the received context, wherein the building model interface includes building elements for the building model, wherein the building elements are based on the received context and represent the building equipment. The processing circuit is configured to receive user edits of the context via the building model interface, wherein the user edits include edits to the building elements, generate an updated context based on the user edits of the context, and deploy the updated context to control environmental conditions of the building with the building equipment based on the updated context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Andrew J. Przybylski, Todd Schluechtermann, John H. Burroughs, Jon T. Mueller, Michael J. Wenzel, Matthew J. Ellis
  • Patent number: 10760815
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for building system commissioning using mixed reality are described herein. One system includes a computing device comprising computer readable instructions stored thereon that are executable by a processor to retrieve configuration data for a physical controller from a remote distributed database in response to receiving a query, display the configuration data for the physical controller in a mixed reality display on a mixed reality device, and install the configuration data on the physical controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Kirupakar Janakiraman, Rajesh Kulandaivel Sankarapandian, Jayaprakash Meruva
  • Patent number: 10761514
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems, methods and devices for facilitating object-based industrial automation control. An automation control library comprised of a plurality of objects may be maintained in association with one or more industrial automation applications. Code defining the execution of an industrial automation process may be received. A plurality of objects in the object library for implementing the industrial automation control process may be identified. The plurality of identified objects may be matched to one or more hardware components based on one or more operational requirements included in the code, and available hardware resources for performing the automation control process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    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: 10764978
    Abstract: A control system for exhibition hall lighting circuit includes a first light intensity sensor, a second light intensity sensor, a data analysis module, a controller, a cabinet light control module, an exhibition hall light control module, a residual light control module, a display module, an alarm module, a power supply monitoring module, a UPS power supply, a power supply, a time synchronization module and an activity detection module. The first light intensity sensor and the second light intensity sensor enable the system to automatically turn on lights in an exhibition hall for lighting when the light intensity in the exhibition hall satisfies certain requirements. The activity detection module enables the system to turn on exhibition hall lights and cabinet lights in the exhibition hall when a light intensity difference is out of a certain range and there are activities of people in the exhibition hall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN DANSHA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mingdi He
  • Patent number: 10743842
    Abstract: An ultrasound signal processor that selectively drives a plurality of transducer elements arrayed in an ultrasound probe and executes ultrasound transmission and reception to a subject to perform velocity analysis by a color flow mapping method includes: a transmitter configured to select a transmission transducer element array from the plurality of transducer elements and perform transmission from the transmission transducer element array; a receiver configured to generate a received signal sequence for a transducer element of a reception transducer element array; a phasing adder configured to generate an acoustic line signal; and a velocity calculator configured to generate a complex acoustic line signal and calculate an average velocity, wherein the phasing adder performs delay processing for changing a method for calculating a transmission time in which the ultrasound transmitted reaches each of the observation points in at least one of the main target area and the sub-target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Mineo Tsushima
  • Patent number: 10747082
    Abstract: Onboard EC window controllers are described. The controllers are configured in close proximity to the EC window, for example, within the IGU. The controller may be part of a window assembly, which includes an IGU having one or more EC panes, and thus does not have to be matched with the EC window, and installed, in the field. The window controllers described herein have a number of advantages because they are matched to the IGU containing one or more EC devices and their proximity to the EC panes of the window overcomes a number of problems associated with conventional controller configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Dhairya Shrivastava, Anshu A. Pradhan, Stephen C. Brown, David Walter Groechel, Robert T. Rozbicki
  • Patent number: 10732597
    Abstract: Systems and methods of a Hierarchical Smart Asset Control Application development and Integrated Smart Asset Control System optimization are disclosed. In various embodiments, the system may develop a Hierarchical Asset Control Application and corresponding control hardware requirements. This can be used to create an Integrated Smart Asset Control System in order execute various processes for a set of equipment elements. The smart assets associated with the system may utilize intelligent agents to balance operational constraints and operational objects in order to determine real-time optimized operational parameters for a process and implement the appropriate controls to facilitate achieving the improved operational objectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L Linscott, Peter G Martin, Donald C Clark
  • Patent number: 10734093
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mounting a computing device. One system includes a wall mounting bracket having a front side and a back side. The system further includes a main chassis having a front side panel removably connected to the front side of the wall mounting bracket, a second side panel removably connected to the front side of the wall mounting bracket, and a computing device having a first side and a second side, the first side removably attached to the first side panel and the second side removably attached to the second side panel, and the main chassis connected to the front side of the wall mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Sunil Rao Ganta Papa Rao Bala
  • Patent number: 10735937
    Abstract: A management apparatus according to the present invention performs a search of a mesh network for a network device, obtains operation information from the network device found by the search via the mesh network, and further transmits the obtained operation information to a device management system via a mobile network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Shiihara
  • Patent number: 10732690
    Abstract: Broadly speaking, the present techniques provide methods, apparatus and systems for monitoring operation of a device. More particularly, the present techniques provide methods for monitoring operation of a device by observing state transitions which occur during the running of a device process following a firmware update, and either comparing the observed state transitions to a state transition map generated within the device or comparing the observed state transitions to a state transition model in, or associated with, the firmware update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Arm IP Limited
    Inventors: Niklas Lennart Hauser, Brendan James Moran, Milosch Meriac
  • Patent number: 10732594
    Abstract: A method operates a safety control in an automation network having a master subscriber which carries out the safety control, at least one first slave subscriber which is assigned a first safety integrity level, and at least one second slave subscriber which is assigned a second safety integrity level. The first safety integrity level and the second safety integrity level differ from each other. A first safety code determination method is assigned to the first slave subscriber and a second safety code determination method is assigned to the second slave subscriber. The first safety code determination method and the second safety code determination method differ from each other. The master subscriber and the first slave subscriber use the first safety code determination method for interchanging a safety data block. The master subscriber and the second slave subscriber use the second safety code determination method for interchanging a safety data block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Beckhoff Automation GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Sachs, Frank Schiller, Holger Büttner
  • Patent number: 10728183
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a control unit that controls execution of processes corresponding to a comparison result between content and registered content, and the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi