Mechanical Control System Patents (Class 700/275)
  • Patent number: 11562609
    Abstract: A method for seamless access control according to one embodiment includes determining whether a user is authorized to access a passageway controlled by an access control device based on credential data received from a mobile device of the user, determining, by a RADAR system, a location of the user relative to the passageway, determining whether the user intends to access the passageway based on the determined location of the user relative to the passageway, and controlling, by the access control device, a lock mechanism to allow the user access to the passageway in response to determining that the user is authorized to access the passageway and the user intends to access the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Robert Prostko, Robert Martens, Ryan C. Kincaid
  • Patent number: 11555394
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a drilling tool inside a wellbore makes use of Bayesian optimization with range constraints. A computing device samples observed values for controllable drilling parameters such as weight-on-bit (WOB) and drill bit rotational speed in RPM and evaluates a selected drilling parameter such a rate-of-penetration (ROP) for the observed values using an objective function. Range constraints can be continuously learned by the computing device as the range constraints change. A Bayesian optimization, subject to the range constraints and the observed values, can produce an optimized value for the controllable drilling parameter to achieve a predicted value for the selected drilling parameter. The system can then control the drilling tool using the optimized value to achieve the predicted value for the selected drilling parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Srinath Madasu, Keshava Prasad Rangarajan
  • Patent number: 11549717
    Abstract: A method for adjusting compression efficiency for an HVACR system having a variable-frequency drive (VFD) is disclosed. The method includes determining a first compression efficiency, determining an operating point, determining a region of an operating map when a difference between the operating point and a previously determined operating point exceeds a predetermined threshold, adjusting a VFD input to a first input based on the region of the operating map, and controlling the VFD using the first input for a predetermined period of time. The method also includes determining a second compression efficiency and an operation restriction, adjusting the VFD input to a second input based on the operation restriction and a difference between the first compression efficiency and the second compression efficiency, and controlling the VFD using the second input. The method also includes utilizing machine learning control techniques to control several system variables to optimize the compression efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Seth M. McGill, Charles J. Peterson, Lauri Juhani Salmia, Petri J. Mäki-Ontto
  • Patent number: 11542676
    Abstract: A closed-loop feedback-control system for a screw anchor driving machine that uses a controller such as a programmable logic controller (PLC) and an array of sensors providing real-time data to control an automated screw anchor driving operation relying on a rotary driver, a crowd motor applying downforce to the rotary driver and a tool driver extending a tool through the rotary driver and screw anchor to drive screw anchors to a target depth. The tool driver is independently controllable to advance the tool at a different feed and speed than the rotary driver to respond to underground conditions encountered during driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Ojjo, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Flanigan, Steven Kraft, Charles Almy, Spencer Shupe, Tyrus Hudson, Ryan Woodward
  • Patent number: 11543167
    Abstract: An ice making assembly for a refrigerated appliance can include a mold defining a chamber for the formation of an ice shape, the mold rotatable between a first position and a second position. An ejector may be positioned adjacent to the mold and is rotatable with the mold between the first position and the second position. The ejector can be configured to push the ice shape out of the chamber through an opening as the mold rotates between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Joseph Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11524584
    Abstract: The invention relates to a current collector arrangement arranged to be mounted on a vehicle and to transmit electric power between a current conductor (130; 230; 330; 430; 530) located in the surface of a road and the vehicle, wherein the current collector arrangement comprises a current collector arm (150; 250; 350; 450; 550; 650; 750; 850; 950; 1050) that is arranged to be controllable for at least vertical displacement relative to a longitudinal axis of the vehicle, in order to position the current collector arm relative to the current conductor (130; 230; 330; 430; 530). The current collector arrangement comprises controllable actuators arranged to effect at least the vertical displacement the current collector arm (150; 250; 350; 450; 550; 650; 750; 850; 950; 1050).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: VOLVO TRUCK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sten Engstrom, Richard Sebestyen, Mikaela Öhman
  • Patent number: 11523597
    Abstract: A position controller for electronically monitoring the position and speed of a dredge. The position controller consists of an electric powered line winding spool with an electric encoder to indicate line speed and position to a microprocessor. A drag control assembly with electric control is used to increase, decrease or set the drag at desired setting by microprocessor control. Touch screen microprocessor interface is the preferred method to enter settings into the system and allow display/control through multiple preexisting marine electronic devices throughout a fishing boat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventors: Peter B. Lindgren, Timothy Pickett
  • Patent number: 11528158
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a home automation equipment configuration method including the following steps: receiving (ELRSv14) at least one configuration message (Mcf), the at least one configuration message being related to at least one attribute for access of a user (Usr) to at least one home automation device (D) from the equipment, selecting (ELRSv15) or creating a user profile (UsrP) corresponding to the user (Usr) in question, selecting (ELRSv16) or creating an entity (RE2) representing the at least one home automation device in the event that there is no representative entity in the representative entity repository (RERf), and selecting (ELRSv17) or creating an association (A21) between the at least one user profile (UsrP) and the at least one representative entity (RE), the at least one access attribute being assigned to said association (A21). The present invention also relates to a method for controlling and monitoring said equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: OVERKIZ
    Inventor: Sylvain Pognant
  • Patent number: 11492741
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a camera to capture an image, and a processor to input an image acquired by photographing a detergent container into a trained model to acquire detergent information corresponding to the detergent container, and to guide an amount of detergent dispensed based on washing information corresponding to the detergent information. The trained model is a neural network trained using images of a plurality of detergent containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Sunhwa Choi
  • Patent number: 11492892
    Abstract: Systems and methods can automatically and dynamically determine an optimum frequency for data being input into a drilling optimization tool in order to provide predictive modeling for well drilling operations. The methods and systems selectively input sets of data having different frequencies into the drilling optimization tool to build different predictive models at different frequencies. An optimization algorithm such as Bayesian optimization is then applied to the models to identify in real time an optimum frequency for the data sets being input into the drilling optimization tool based on current operational and environmental parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Mahdi Parak, Srinath Madasu, Egidio Marotta
  • Patent number: 11484128
    Abstract: In one example, this disclosure describes an adjustable bed system that includes first and second adjustable foundations, at least one first motor to adjust the first adjustable foundation, at least one second motor to adjust the second adjustable foundation, a configurable device having a first state and a second state, and a central controller in communication with the device, the controller configured to receive an input representing one of the first state and the second state, the controller including a processor configured to control the at least one first motor and the at least one second motor based on the received input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Sleep Number Corporation
    Inventors: Stacy Stusynski, John McGuire, Yi-ching Chen
  • Patent number: 11487692
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a system comprising: a first shield board that includes first and second connectors; wherein the first connector of the first shield board is configured to communicate with a first connector of a second shield board via a cable; wherein the first shield board has connectors configured to directly couple to connectors of a first base board; wherein the first shield board is configured to communicate data and power to the second shield board via the first connector of the first shield board, the cable, and the first connector of the second shield board. Other embodiments are addressed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Harmonic Bionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Youngmok Yun, Matthew Gutierrez, Kalavati Bhashyam
  • Patent number: 11471125
    Abstract: A gripping apparatus includes: a temperature adjusting device held in a substrate wherein the substrate defines an open region; a phase change material held within the open region and thermally coupled with the temperature adjusting device such that a temperature change in the temperature adjusting device causes a temperature change in the phase change material; and a controller connected to the temperature adjusting device and configured to send a signal to the temperature adjusting device to change its temperature and thereby change the temperature of the phase change material that is thermally coupled with the temperature adjusting device. The phase change material is either in a solid state and configured to grip a stick or in a liquid state and the phase change material and configured to loosen its grip on the stick such that the stick is capable of moving through the phase change material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Inventors: Mladen Barbic, Richard Smith
  • Patent number: 11467544
    Abstract: A control system for controlling a set of actuators of a system. The control system comprising a switcher configured to select a subset of setpoints from a set of setpoints that control the corresponding set of actuators. An extremum-seeking controller (ESC) configured to perturb a subset of setpoints at each iteration based on a probabilistic distribution of partial gradients of a cost function relating values of the subset of setpoints to a cost of operation of the system. A stochastic gradient estimator is configured to estimate a full gradient of the cost function and update the estimation of the full gradient based on the probabilistic distribution of the partial gradients generated at each ESC iteration. A feedback controller is configured to drive a state of the subset of actuators of the system towards the corresponding perturbed subset of setpoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Ankush Chakrabarty, Claus Danielson, Scott Bortoff, Christopher Laughman
  • Patent number: 11466885
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an air-conditioning control device includes model storage and a processor. The model storage is configured to store a discomfort probability model which estimates a value of discomfort of an occupant by a pair of time elapsed after an energy-saving operation of an air conditioner is turned on and before the energy-saving operation is turned off by the occupant, and an air-conditioning state at the time when the energy-saving operation is turned off. The processor is configured to acquire a current air-conditioning state during the energy-saving operation of the air conditioner, and turn off the energy-saving operation, based on occupant's discomfort estimated from the discomfort probability model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Fujiwara, Satoko Sugisaki
  • Patent number: 11467990
    Abstract: A programmable logic controller performs execution of a program in each set period and repeats the execution of the program. The first device storage stores a device value that is an input value and an output value of the program. The second device storage stores the device value stored in the first device storage in a previous period. In a case in which a reading target preset for a device designated by a monitor request received from an engineering tool is the first device storage, the command processor reads the device value stored in the first device storage after execution of the program in a current period is completed, and in a case in which the reading target is the second device storage, the command processor immediately reads the device value stored in the second device storage. The command transmission/reception element transmits the device value to the engineering tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nagatomo, Keiichi Adachi
  • Patent number: 11458622
    Abstract: A self-guided robot (bot) mechanism. An example bot may have a channel having an input for users, a cloud platform connected to the channel, a bot framework connected to the cloud platform, a web services module connected to the bot framework, and one or more drivers connected to the web services module. The one, the bot framework, the web services module and the drivers may be electronic hardware devices that effect their respective functions with a level of software managed and manipulated by the devices according to their respective algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Sheeladitya Karmakar, Prabhat Ranjan, Rajat Saha, Jegathesan Shennakesavan
  • Patent number: 11454940
    Abstract: An environmental control system for a building including building equipment operable to affect a variable state or condition of the building. The system includes a controller including a processing circuit. The processing circuit can obtain training data relating to operation of the building equipment and can perform a system identification process to identify parameters of a system model using the training data. The processing circuit can augment the system model with a disturbance model and estimate values of a historical heat disturbance in the training data based on the augmented system model. The processing circuit can train one or more heat disturbance models based on the training data and the estimated values. The processing circuit can predict a heat disturbance using the augmented system model along with the one or more heat disturbance models and can control the building equipment based on the predicted heat disturbance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Anas W. I. Alanqar, Matthew J. Ellis, Michael J. Wenzel, Mohammad N. ElBsat
  • Patent number: 11449015
    Abstract: A building management system with artificial intelligence based control of a building includes data collectors are configured to receive data and generate data streams for subsystems of the building. The system includes a learning engine configured to identify a building state of the building by correlating data of the data streams for the subsystems and provide the identified building state to cognitive agents. The system includes the cognitive agents, each of the cognitive agents configured to receive the identified building state from the learning engine, generate a control decision based on the received building state, and operate at least one of the plurality of subsystems of the building to control a physical condition of the building based on the control decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert Locke, Sudhi R. Sinha
  • Patent number: 11447905
    Abstract: A clothing management apparatus may include a display and a processor to, based on a state of a garment in an image of the garment, determine a management necessity of the garment, based on the management necessity, determine a management completeness that is expected when the garment is managed according to a management mode among a plurality of management modes, based on the management completeness, generate an expected image of the garment when the garment is managed according to the management mode, and control the display to display the expected image to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jungmin Lee, Minjeong Kang, Yoonhee Choi
  • Patent number: 11442555
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices, methods and systems for use with interactive equipment in a simulated or augmented environment, or in real world operations. The inventive devices, methods and systems allow for interactive operation equipment in a virtual or augmented reality environment while eliminating virtual drift of the operational equipment. The present invention further eliminates the need to reset a simulated environment to accommodate swapping out equipment, allowing a seamless simulation to provide an optimal virtual training environment. Finally, the present invention provides for a highly accurate operational equipment to be used in a virtual or augmented environment allowing for optimal training, while minimizing down time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: SERIOUS SIMULATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Chambers
  • Patent number: 11434764
    Abstract: A process for repairing an aircraft engine component includes receiving a plurality of component measurements of a damaged component, comparing the plurality of component measurements of the damaged component to a finite element model of an ideal component, generating a finite element model of the damaged component based at least partially on the comparison, determining a corrective material removal operation based at least in part on the finite element model of the damaged component, and removing material from the damaged component according to the corrective material removal operation, thereby creating a repaired component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Morris, William D. Owen, Stuart K. Montgomery, Ron I. Prihar
  • Patent number: 11436845
    Abstract: An occupant detection apparatus includes a first detection unit, a second detection unit, and an occupant presence determination unit. The first detection unit detects an occupant present in a first region or a second region, among the plurality of regions. The second detection unit detects an occupant present in the second region or a third region, among the plurality of regions. The occupant presence determination unit determines whether an occupant is present in each of the first region, the second region and the third region, based on a first detection result obtained by the first detection unit and a second detection result obtained by the second detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Taichi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11420720
    Abstract: An aircraft door controller 100 including a receiver 110 configured to receive a command 14 to move an aircraft door between an open position and a closed position relative to a door frame. The aircraft door controller 100 is configured to not store the command 14 when power to move the aircraft door between the open position and the closed position relative to the door frame is unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventors: Mark Grufferty, Nicholas Elliott, Martin Griffith Rowlands, Christopher James Perkins
  • Patent number: 11419247
    Abstract: An approach for controlling a working condition of electronic devices via controlling a climate parameter. The approach comprises measuring a climate parameter distribution; feeding the climate parameter distribution to a climate control system; obtaining operational data from each of the electronic devices; feeding the operational data into the climate control system to determine control actions; obtaining activity data about external activities; providing a machine learning algorithm trained with past activity data; feeding new activity data to the machine learning algorithm; feeding the prediction output to the climate control system; generating a current climate map; generating a target climate map; and generating a rearrangement plan with rearrangement steps for the electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: KYNDRYL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Egger, Toby Zenerino, Christian Eggenberger, Joerg Kauke, Dario Bindi
  • Patent number: 11415954
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for communicating with and controlling load control systems of respective user environments from locations that are remote from the user environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: John B. Nill, Matthew Bamberger, Jason M. Swails, Christopher M. Jones
  • Patent number: 11408625
    Abstract: Automatic monitoring of a cooling system and providing warnings of abnormal operation. The cooling system includes one or more air handling units to provide air flow cooling to a plurality of racks of computer equipment, each rack having a display module for indicating an inlet air temperature of the rack and an alert message. The monitoring includes: receiving, from a plurality of sensors, measurements of: an air flow temperature provided to each of the racks; and an air pressure, temperature and relative humidity difference across, and an electrical power consumption of, the air handling unit(s); updating a computer model of the cooling system with the received measurements; and for each rack, if a level or a rate of change of the inlet air temperature is outside of a preset range for the rack, transmitting an alert message to the display module to indicate a cause based on the computer model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: EKKOSENSE LTD.
    Inventors: Stuart Redshaw, Dean Boyle, Paul Milburn, David Corder
  • Patent number: 11409322
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for timing control of an electronic device, comprising: receiving a timing control instruction for the electronic device from a user, the timing control instruction comprises controlling the electronic device to operate repeatedly during N continuous time periods with the same certain time duration, wherein N is a positive integer greater than or equal to 2, and each time period at least comprises a first sub-time period and a second sub-time period. Controlling an operation of the electronic device during each time period comprises: controlling the electronic device to perform a first action at a first time point which is a beginning of the time period; controlling the electronic device to perform a second action different from the first action, in response to the first sub-time period having elapsed since the first time point, and controlling the electronic device according to the timing control instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignees: BEIJING JINGDONG SHANGKE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BEIJING JINGDONG CENTURY TRADING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changchun Li, Liu Liu, Genxiong Luo, Qiang Ren, Jian Gou
  • Patent number: 11402415
    Abstract: A method and system for providing energy audits including installation, verification and inspection of energy consuming components and energy producing components. An energy audit is conducted offline on an energy audit application on a network device for energy consuming components (e.g., lighting, heating, ventilation, air condition, etc.) and energy producing components (e.g., solar, wind, water, etc.) and automatically synchronized to a server network device when the network device is able to connect to a communications network and go on-line. Energy audit templates are provided to ensure all energy consuming components and energy producing components are fully defined and consistently identified on an electronic floorplan for a commercial or industrial building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Streamlinx, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Seifert, Rodney J. Seifert, Jeffrey A. Seifert
  • Patent number: 11385635
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for autonomous drone play and directional alignment by in response to receiving a command for a remotely controlled device to perform a behavior, monitoring a first series of actions performed by the remotely controlled device that comprise the behavior; receiving feedback related to how the remotely controlled device performs the behavior, wherein the feedback is received from at least one of a user, a second device, and environmental sensors; updating, according to the feedback, a machine learning model used by the remotely controlled device to produce a second, different series of actions to perform the behavior; and in response to receiving a subsequent command to perform the behavior, instructing the remotely controlled device to perform the second series of actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan D. Nocon, Timothy M. Panec, Tritia V. Medrano, Clifford Wong, Nicholas F. Barone, Elliott H. Baumbach
  • Patent number: 11385603
    Abstract: An automated environment can include an accessory device that operates according to an automation rule, to take a prescribed action when a triggering condition occurs. A controller device for the automated environment can determine a user's regular routine and can detect when the user is deviating from the regular routine. The controller device can communicate with accessory devices in the automated environment to modify their behavior relative to the automation rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Robert W. Mayor, Arun G. Mathias, Ronald Keryuan Huang
  • Patent number: 11367202
    Abstract: A method of making-up or breaking-out tubular string components can include threading tubulars with each other while a camera obtains images of the tubulars, outputting image data from the camera to an image processor that detects optical flow vector fields from the image data, the optical flow vector fields representing displacements of the respective tubulars during the threading, and controlling the threading in response to a difference between the displacements. Another method can include positioning a camera so that the camera simultaneously observes at least two tubulars, threading the tubulars with each other, outputting image data from the camera to an image processor, the image processor detecting optical flow vector fields from the image data, the optical flow vector fields representing displacements of the respective tubulars during the threading, and controlling the threading in response to the image processor detecting the optical flow vector fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Sachtleben, David Geissler, Christina Hebebrand, Rainer Ruehmann
  • Patent number: 11361040
    Abstract: A method for providing one or more persona-adjusted search suggestions is disclosed. The method includes identifying a role of a user that is associated with one or more duties and performance indicators for one or more buildings. The method includes associating the role of the user with at least one of a physical space, a web page, and one or more assets associated with the physical space. The method includes filtering data associated with the one or more buildings based on the role of the user and the at least one of the physical space, the web page, and the one or more assets. The method includes displaying the filtered data on a user interface as one or more search suggestions to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TYCO IP HOLDINGS LLP
    Inventors: Rajesh C. Nayak, Sudhi R. Sinha, Subrata Bhattacharya, Tulshiram Vitthalrao Waghmare, Abhigyan Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 11356341
    Abstract: Connecting an IoT device enabling a new function of another IoT device. An IoT hub scans a network segment for presence of an IoT device. Upon detecting the IoT device, a device response pattern is received. The device response pattern is compared with stored response patterns. A matching stored response pattern is selected which has a similarity to the device response pattern. A pattern difference is derived. Related device information is transformed into a device signature for the IoT device. The device signature is transferred to a discovery engine. The device signature is compared to stored signatures and protocol information. A matching stored signature and protocol information is transferred to the IoT hub. The IoT hub compares the new function with functions of other connected IoT devices. Upon finding a matching other IoT device, the other IoT device is offered a usage of the new function and protocol information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Szymon Harat, Michal Malczewski, Artur Szczotka, Eric M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 11351871
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for controlling and regulating a required pressing force from a current collector of a vehicle on an overhead line, a method for using such a device and a vehicle having at least one such device, wherein the device has a base control circuit, an additional control circuit and a working pressure control circuit. The base control circuit has a base control circuit adjustment device for adjusting a base pressure from a provided power pressure and the additional control circuit has a control device for adjusting an additional pressure from a provided power pressure, wherein the base pressure and the additional pressure act together to form a working pressure and to provide the required pressing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Manfred Vohla, Kurt Haselsteiner
  • Patent number: 11345569
    Abstract: A monitoring system for controlling self-testing of a traction elevator includes a self-testing process module in communication with a three-phase AC back-up battery power supply. The self-testing process module includes a processor configured to initiate and control a series of steps for performing measurements of the three-phase AC back-up battery power supply, including measurements of the battery supply during a simulated emergency situation (“rescue/evacuation”). The processor is programmed to initiate testing on a defined schedule and transmit test results to a maintenance system (including remotely-located systems) on a routine basis. The monitoring system also includes a display unit providing visual information regarding the status of self-testing processes and their results and a communications unit for transmitting test results to a remote maintenance controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Reynolds & Reynolds Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Hall, Werner John Reinartz
  • Patent number: 11339554
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling engine speed of a drive engine of a utility vehicle having a drivable loading apparatus. The method includes detecting or predicting a driving movement of the loading apparatus, and requesting an increase of engine speed if the movement of the loading apparatus is predicted or detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Jens Letscher, Florian Reinmuth, Florian Schott
  • Patent number: 11326800
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are disclosed for performing air quality maintenance. An example method include receiving an air quality dataset and generating a quality tendency projection based upon the air quality dataset that includes a quality rate of change. In an instance in which the quality tendency projection exceeds a prediction threshold and the quality rate of change exceeds a pollutant rate increase threshold, the method performs performing air degradation analysis. In an instance in which the quality tendency projection exceeds a warning threshold and the quality rate of change exceeds a pollutant rate decrease threshold, the method performs ventilation analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Zden{hacek over (e)}k Schindler, Jakub Malaník, Tomá{hacek over (s)} Tvrdo{hacek over (n)}
  • Patent number: 11325777
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remote monitoring of a container are disclosed. The system includes at least one data collector configured to collect data corresponding to a physical attribute of the container, a wireless transmitter in communication with the at least one data collector and configured to transmit the data corresponding to a physical attribute of the container to a location remote from the location of the container, a server in communication with the wireless transmitter to receive and process the data corresponding to a physical attribute of the container, and a physical attribute analysis engine in communication with the server to receive the data corresponding to a physical attribute of the container and calculate a current value for the physical attribute based upon the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Spacemaptech, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Eisenman, Evanson G. Baiya, Marcus Allen Craig Lyons, Jeffrey A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 11329938
    Abstract: An example terminal apparatus includes a communicator configured to communicate with at least one device through a hub device; a display configured to display an image; a user input receiver configured to receive a user's input; and at least one processor configured to control the display to display a dialog box where the hub device or the at least one device is set as a counterpart in response to execution of a messenger program, control the communicator to transmit a control signal including a command for controlling a predetermined device to the device targeted for control through the hub device so that the device targeted for control operates in response to the command corresponding to a user's input, and control the display to display a message corresponding to the transmitted command in the dialog box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Thuy Nga Dinhthi, Madan Kanth Lanka, Dwarka Prasad Dayama, Markus Jung, Ashok Babu Channa, Naga Ashok Babu Jampani, Ji-hun Ha, So-young Youn
  • Patent number: 11324097
    Abstract: An illumination control method includes: causing an illumination apparatus to illuminate a predetermined space with light; and controlling at least one of a color temperature of light which the illumination apparatus emits and an illuminance of the light which the illumination apparatus emits in the predetermined space, to cause an integrated value to be at least 10 ?W·h/cm2. The integrated value is a value resulting from integrating time and an effective amount of melatonin during a first time frame from 5:00 to 14:00.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Saori Ueno, Yu Kawase, Toshiyasu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11302177
    Abstract: Techniques and architectures are disclosed for power-adjustable furniture management systems and methods. The system includes a first power-adjustable furniture and a second power-adjustable furniture connected to an electrical source. The first power-adjustable furniture is communicatively coupled to a computing device. The computing device includes a processor, and a power management mode executable by the processor. The power management mode is configured to adjust the first power-adjustable furniture. The power management mode is further configured to prevent the first power-adjustable furniture from being adjusted while the second power-adjustable furniture is operated. The computing device is communicatively coupled to a server computer via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: STANDATA TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas A. Benstein
  • Patent number: 11298787
    Abstract: An adjustable workpiece support system includes an adjustable support apparatus, an analysis support point module, a coordinate post-processing module and a control module. The adjustable support apparatus has a group of support devices for supporting a supported workpiece, the each support device being adjustable in height and angle. The analysis support point module is used to import a computer-aided design file of the supported workpiece, and analyze the computer-aided design file to obtain a group of support points of the supported workpiece. The coordinate post-processing module is configured to calculate the support coordinates of the each support device corresponding to the group of support points. The control module is configured to receive the support coordinates of the each support device, and adjust the height and angle of the each support device to support the supported workpiece, so that the amount of deformation of the supported workpiece is the minimum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chun-Ting Chen, Chien-Chih Liao, Pei-Yin Chen, Bo-Jyun Jhang, Jen-Ji Wang
  • Patent number: 11280173
    Abstract: A system or method for drilling includes autonomously controlling a rotary or percussive drilling process as it transitions through multiple materials with very different dynamics. The method determines a drilling medium based on real-time measurements and comparison to prior drilling data, and identifies the material type, drilling region, and approximately optimal setpoint based on data from at least one operating condition. The controller uses these setpoints initially to execute an optimal search to maximize performance by minimizing mechanical specific energy. Near-bit depth-of-cut estimations are performed using a machine learning prediction deployed in an embedded processor to provide high-speed ROP estimates. The sensing capability is coupled with a near-bit clutching mechanism to support drilling dysfunction mitigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Buerger, Anirban Mazumdar, Steven James Spencer, Timothy James Blada, Jiann-Cherng Su, Elton K. Wright, Adam Foris, David W. Raymond
  • Patent number: 11284219
    Abstract: A network system detects lost client devices based on a comparison of geospatial locations transmitted by user and provider client devices during and after a service. The network system assigns a service status indicating that a service from a start location to a destination location is in progress and monitors the locations of the user and provider client devices during the duration of the service and for a specified period of time after the service ends. In response to determining that the user and provider client devices remain in proximity to each other after the service has ended, the network system notifies the user of the lost device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Karna Chokshi, Michael O'Herlihy, Zach Singleton
  • Patent number: 11273930
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for shaping fuselage sections. A first fuselage section is held in a holding structure in a cradle in a cradle system. Force are applied to the first fuselage section with an actuator system to a portion of the first fuselage section such that a first current shape of the first fuselage section changes towards a first desired shape for the first fuselage section to join the first the fuselage section to a second fuselage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Hunt, Stephen A. Walls, David Arthur Whelan, Bentley Edwin Northon, Robert Roland Keever, Jacklyn Ann Holmes, Ordie Dean Butterfield, Grant Joseph Atkinson, Jonathan Kenji Brown, Glenn Scott Bushnell
  • Patent number: 11268715
    Abstract: A heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system for a building space includes an HVAC device including a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to generate an encrypted dynamic key based on a manifest stored on the device. The manifest includes a set of entitlements for the HVAC device based on relationships between the HVAC device and entities. The processing circuit is further configured to transmit the stored manifest to an authentication server by sending the encrypted dynamic key to the authentication server and receive an updated manifest from the authentication server based on the encrypted dynamic key. The processing circuit is further configured to send a payload request to the authentication server based on the updated manifest, the payload request including a software update request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Youngchoon Park, Justin J. Ploegert, Erik S. Paulson, Sudhi R. Sinha
  • Patent number: 11263827
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for annotating three-dimensional displays are described herein. One method includes displaying, by a computing device, a particular view of a 3D model of a facility, the 3D model including a plurality of objects, each object associated with a respective annotation, determining a context associated with the 3D model, and displaying a subset of the plurality of annotations associated with a respective subset of the plurality of objects based on the context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Chen, Tom Plocher, Jian Geng Du, Liana M. Kiff
  • Patent number: 11255189
    Abstract: A method includes determining a concentration of one or more components of a subterranean fluid, and adjusting or maintaining at least one operating parameter of a wellbore servicing operation based on the determining of the concentration of the one or more components. The subterranean fluid includes a fluid obtained from a subterranean formation during the wellbore servicing operation, and the determining of the concentration of the one or more components includes contacting a sample of the subterranean fluid with a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device to provide a sample response indicative of the concentration of the one or more components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale E. Jamison, William Walter Shumway, Preston Andrew May, Jay Paul Deville
  • Patent number: 11245567
    Abstract: Technology for operating a computer system to manage network communications with plural devices, comprising retrieving from a registry one or more device capability profiles for the identified devices, the registry linking a device capability profile with each of the identified plural devices and the device capability profile identifying one or more capabilities of a device; operating in the computer system a message translation manager to adapt a message according to a linked device capability profile of each of the plural devices; and sending the message in adapted form to each identified one of the plural devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: ARM IP LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel Ros, Robert George Taylor, John-Paul Stanford, Daniel John Ward, Oliver James Ford