Temperature Measuring System Patents (Class 702/130)
  • Patent number: 11656664
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques for a wireless device to predict and mitigate thermal pressure. Status information for multiple parameters for the wireless device may be received. A predicted thermal status for the wireless device may be determined based at least in part on the status information for the multiple parameters for the wireless device. The wireless device may determine whether to perform thermal mitigation action based at least in part on the predicted thermal status for the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gencer Cili, Zhen Liu, Mahak Goindani, Sairam T. Gutta
  • Patent number: 11650235
    Abstract: Devices, methods, systems, and computer-readable media for power metering are described herein. One or more embodiments include a power metering device, comprising a number of sensors configured to output pulses corresponding to a quantity of power consumed over a period of time, a first module configured to receive the pulses from the number of sensors, and meter power consumption using the output pulses. In addition the power metering device includes a second module configured to communicate with the number of sensors using a plurality of communication protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Jacky Liu, Kantol Khek
  • Patent number: 11604589
    Abstract: A throttling value is determined according to one of multiple throttling modes. A threshold value is determined. The throttling value is compared to the threshold value. A request mask is generated based on a result of the comparison of the throttling value to the threshold value. In response to detecting the request mask, an arbitration request is masked using the request mask prior to passing the arbitration request to an arbitration component that manages access of multiple client requestors to a buffer. The arbitration request is generated in response to receiving an access request for the buffer from a client requestor of the multiple client requestors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Ou
  • Patent number: 11565315
    Abstract: Systems and methods for simulating a melt pool characteristic for selective laser melting additive manufacturing. The system includes a selective laser melting apparatus and an electronic controller configured to obtain a surface geometry of a previous layer of a component being manufactured using the selective laser melting apparatus, simulate an addition of a powder layer having a desired powder layer thickness to the component based upon the surface geometry of the previous layer, determine a melt pool characteristic based upon geometric information of the simulated powder layer and the desired powder layer thickness, determine an adjustment to the simulated powder layer based upon the melt pool characteristic, and actuate the selective laser melting apparatus based upon the simulated powder layer and the determined adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bo Cheng, Charles Tuffile
  • Patent number: 11518034
    Abstract: A malfunction determination method for a production machine including a motor as a driving source of a rotating mechanism acquires sensor data of a sensor for detecting a condition of the production machine, determines whether the production machine has an operation stop period during which the production machine has stopped its operation for a predetermined period of time or longer in accordance with an operation history of the production machine, sets a malfunction determination suspension period for suspending a malfunction determination of the production machine when determined to have the operation stop period, in accordance with a length of the operation stop period, and determines whether the production machine has a malfunction in a period other than the malfunction determination suspension period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tanaka, Toshimichi Urakawa, Toru Takagi, Minoru Tomikashi
  • Patent number: 11476537
    Abstract: A safety auxiliary system, coupled to a modular battery of an underwater vehicle having a number of modules, each provided with a plurality of cells, has: a first subsystem, which detects conditions indicative of a thermal runaway in any of the modules d manages such a thermal runaway, intervening locally on the module to cool the corresponding cells so that the thermal runaway is not propagated; and a second subsystem, cooperating with, and operatively coupled to, the first subsystem, which manages gases present in the module associated with the thermal runaway, preventing them from pouring inside the underwater vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: LEONARDO S.P.A.
    Inventor: Bruno Tevene′
  • Patent number: 11456494
    Abstract: A method for detecting an imminent overheating of at least one battery cell of a battery, preferably for a motor vehicle. The imminent overheating is detected as a function of at least one determined first variable relating to the at least one battery cell. A temperature gradient over time of a temperature sensed in a predetermined proximity to the at least one battery cell and/or a voltage of the at least one battery cell is determined as the at least one first variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Markus Goebel, Dominik Gottlieb
  • Patent number: 11454524
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a measurement apparatus and method. In particular, the present invention performs a data acquisition of data segments upon a predetermined condition is met. In order to analyze the acquired measurement data, it is further suggested to store information specifying the condition which has been met when acquiring the acquired data segment. Accordingly, a user can easily identify the condition which has caused the data acquisition of a data segment when analyzing the acquired measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Günther
  • Patent number: 11410483
    Abstract: A networked system for providing and maintaining a set of liquid dispenser stations is described. The fluid dispensers communicate with a managing/supervisory cloud server via an interposed base station. The fluid dispensers communicate locally with the base station via wireless communication network links. The base station operates as an accumulator of status/usage information provided by the dispenser stations and bridge for passing information and control commands between the cloud server and the individual dispenser stations. The dispenser stations are configured with control processors (controllers) to facilitate performing a variety of local control operations associated with dispensing liquids that have been cooled (or heated) prior to dispensing by the dispenser stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Elkay Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Edward Locke, William Hamilton, Franco Savoni, Damon D. Shaw, Raymond T. Hecker, Joel E. Leiser, Ellen Sajdak (Felicelli), Trevor Robert Smouter, Timothy Scott Edward Hiller
  • Patent number: 11366438
    Abstract: An environment control system includes: a second storage unit storing a fluid model inside a space; a second communication unit configured to obtain temperature information inside the space and an operation state of an air conditioner provided in the space; an estimation unit configured to estimate a three-dimensional environmental distribution inside the space, based on the fluid model stored in the second storage unit, the obtained fluid parameter information, and the obtained operation state; and a control unit configured to control the air conditioner, based on the estimated three-dimensional environmental distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Yuuji Ozaki
  • Patent number: 11340122
    Abstract: A reaction calorimeter probe having an inner tube having a pumpable reaction medium flowing therethrough, and an outer tube extending coaxially of the inner tube, a sealed space between the inner and outer tube, a first temperature sensor at an inlet end of the inner tube, a second temperature sensor at an outlet end of the inner tube, at a distance from the first temperature sensor, the first and second temperature sensors are in the space and in contact with the outer surface of the inner tube for measuring an absolute temperature of the inner tube, the first and second temperature sensors enable determinations of absolute temperatures, and a calculation device connected with the first and second temperature sensors, the calculation device to determine a first absolute temperature, a second absolute temperature and to determine a temperature difference between the first and second absolute temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SOOJUS AB
    Inventor: Jaak Suurkuusk
  • Patent number: 11327034
    Abstract: A measurement device for estimating thermal characteristics includes a heat generating source unit that has heat sensors for detecting heat radiating toward a measurement sample unit, and that heats the measurement sample unit, the measurement sample unit, and a heat cooling source unit that has heat sensors for detecting heat radiating from the measurement sample unit, and that cools the measurement sample unit, wherein those units are sequentially stacked, the measurement sample unit has a three-layer structure consisting of an object to be measured for estimating thermal characteristics, and heat conducting materials that sandwich the object, the heat conducting materials are adhered to the heat generating source unit and the heat cooling source unit one another through a heat-transfer promoting agent therebetween, the object to be measured for estimating thermal characteristics and the heat conducting materials are adhered to one another through physical contact, chemical contact, and/or chemical bond con
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Kunio Mori, Takeshi Bessho, Nobumasa Kimura
  • Patent number: 11301028
    Abstract: A device includes a thermal mitigation system that operates to reduce performance of a component of the device to prevent the device from getting too hot. The system uses a combination of a time-based technique and a temperature-based technique to perform thermal mitigation. The time-based technique refers to using an indication of the device usage as well as the amount of current drawn by the device at any given time to predict an amount of time that the device is to run in a non-reduced performance mode before reaching a target temperature threshold, and an amount of time for the device to run in a reduced performance mode to cool down. The temperature-based technique refers to monitoring the temperature of the device (or a component of the device) and powering off the device in response to detecting that a monitored temperature exceeds a critical threshold temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Andrew Lattrel, Martinho Rabindra Pais
  • Patent number: 11287864
    Abstract: It becomes possible to succeed in restarting a power supply unit. A power supply circuit includes the power supply unit which supplies DC power to a CPU, a switch which operates to cause a short-circuit to occur between a DC power supply and an input terminal of the power supply unit or to open a connection between the DC power supply and the input terminal of the power supply unit, a temperature measurement unit which measures a temperature and a processor which controls the switch to open the connection in a case of deciding that the DC power is not supplied to the CPU even when controlling the switch to cause the short-circuit to occur and controls the switch to cause the short-circuit to occur after a predetermined time elapses after controlling the switch to open the connection. The predetermined time is set on the basis of the temperature that the temperature measurement unit measures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Suzuki, Masanori Ishihara
  • Patent number: 11255733
    Abstract: An environment sensor includes a heat generation component, a first sensor and a second sensor disposed such that conductive heat resistances between the first sensor and the heat generation component and between the second sensor and the heat generation component are different from each other, and a controller. The first sensor and the second sensor are capable of measuring a predetermined physical quantity. The first sensor and the second sensor obtain a measured value from the predetermined physical quantity. The measured value fluctuates depending on ambient temperature. The controller is configured to correct the measurement value of one of the first sensor and the second sensor based on the measurement value of the first sensor and the measurement value of the second sensor when the predetermined physical quantity is measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Kayo Nakamura, Naotsugu Ueda, Ryusuke Sakai, Hiroyuki Mino, Yuhei Motoki, Shuichi Misumi
  • Patent number: 11237539
    Abstract: A self-aware machine platform is implemented through analyzing operational data of machining tools to achieve machine tool damage assessment, prediction and planning in manufacturing shop floor. Machining processes are first identified by matching similar processes through an ICP algorithm. Machining processes are further clustered by Hotelling's T-squared statistics. Degradation of the machining tool is detected through a trend of the operational data within a cluster of machining processes by a monotonicity test, and the remaining useful life of the machining tool is predicted through a particle filter by extrapolating the trend under a first-order Markov process. In addition, process anomalies across machines are detected through a combination of outlier detection methods including SOMs, multivariate regression, and robust Mahalanobis distance. Warnings and recommendations are flexibly provided to manufacturing shop floor based on policy choice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventors: Linxia Liao, Rajinderjeet Singh Minhas, Arvind Rangarajan, Tolga Kurtoglu, Johan de Kleer
  • Patent number: 11209794
    Abstract: To provide an abnormality determination apparatus, a computer readable medium, an abnormality determination system and an abnormality determination method which can simply detect an abnormality of a temperature in a machine tool without incurring cost. An abnormality determination apparatus which determines abnormality of a temperature sensor in a plurality of machine tools, in which the plurality of machine tools is equivalent machine type, is arranged in equivalent environments, are provided with a temperature sensor at equivalent positions, the abnormality determination apparatus including: a temperature data acquisition unit which acquires temperature data outputted by the temperature sensors from each of the plurality of machine tools; a comparison unit which compares the temperature data acquired by the temperature data acquisition unit; and an abnormality determination unit which determines abnormality of the temperature sensor based on a comparison result by the comparison unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Susumu Maekawa, Hirohide Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 11204289
    Abstract: A heat flow rate measurement method for use with a differential scanning calorimeter sensor is provided. The method includes calculating a heat exchange between a plurality of sample containers and a reference container placed on a plurality of sample calorimeter units and a reference calorimeter unit, respectively, and determining a heat flow rate of samples within the sample containers using the calculated heat exchange between the plurality of sample containers and the reference container. A multiple sample differential scanning calorimeter sensor and calorimeter system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventor: Robert L. Danley
  • Patent number: 11181065
    Abstract: A method of exercising a generator includes detecting a temperature of the generator by a temperature sensor, if the temperature of the generator is above a predetermined temperature, activating, by a controller, a starter motor of the generator, and performing, by the controller, an exercise test, and if the temperature of the generator is below the predetermined temperature, not activating, by the controller, the starter motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton, LLC
    Inventors: Mike Miller, Dean Weigand, Robert Townsend, Richard Jungmann, Todd Plichta
  • Patent number: 11118790
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermal server plant (40) arranged to be connected to a thermal energy circuit (10) comprising a hot conduit (12) configured to allow heat transfer liquid of a first temperature to flow therethrough, and a cold conduit (14) configured to allow heat transfer liquid of a second temperature to flow therethrough. The thermal server plant comprises a balancing device (41) arranged to be connected to the hot conduit and to the cold conduit for selectively allowing heat transfer liquid to flow from the hot conduit, via a regulator (42) and a heat exchanger (44), into the cold conduit or allowing heat transfer liquid to flow from the cold conduit, via the regulator and the heat exchanger, into the hot conduit. The flow direction is determined by a pressure difference between the hot and cold conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: E. ON SVERIGE AB
    Inventor: Per Rosén
  • Patent number: 11094610
    Abstract: Provided is a semiconductor power module including: a first electrode on which a plurality of element arrays each including a plurality of semiconductor elements arranged in an X direction, are arranged in a Y direction; a first main wiring connected to the respective element arrays mounted on the first electrode; a first sensor mounted on a first detection target element as one of the semiconductor elements, which is least influenced by synthetic inductance of the first main wiring among the semiconductor elements of the plurality of element arrays mounted on the first electrode; a first control terminal disposed on the first electrode; and a control board configured to control a current flowing through the first detection target element based on a detection result of the first sensor obtained via the first control terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Masakazu Tani
  • Patent number: 11083834
    Abstract: A system for anal and/or stomal irrigation comprises a reservoir (102) for an irrigating liquid, a catheter (100) comprising a catheter tip for insertion into the rectum and/or stoma of a user and for expelling of the irrigating liquid from the catheter tip, the catheter further comprising an expandable retention element (104), such as a balloon. A pump (101) is provided to pump the irrigating liquid from the reservoir to the catheter tip, and a user-operable control interface (123;125) comprising a dedicated emergency stop zone (125) is provided for receiving user input to withdraw the irrigating liquid from the retention element (100) for purging thereof in any operational state of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Hans Falleboe, Marie Svane Rizk Vestergård
  • Patent number: 11078935
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, a system for predicting health of a hydraulic pump comprises a reservoir tank temperature sensor to measure a temperature of a reservoir tank. The system further comprises a hydraulic pump temperature sensor to measure a temperature of the hydraulic pump. Also, the system comprises a differential pressure sensor to measure a differential pressure across a filter associated with the hydraulic pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Dennis D. Chung
  • Patent number: 11002458
    Abstract: A method carries out an outside temperature-dependent control of at least one thermal power indicative parameter of a supply temperature of a first heating or cooling system in a first building (H). The control is carried out on the basis of the at least one thermal power indicative parameter. The at least one thermal power indicative parameter is indicative of the heat consumption or of the cooling power of at least one second heating or cooling system of a second building (H?, H?, H??), located at a distance from the first building, and is received via a data network (1), in particular, via the Internet. An arrangement is provided for controlling a first heating or cooling system of a first building, wherein the arrangement is adapted to carry out the method mentioned above. A server is further provided that is adapted to receive at least one thermal power indicative parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Casper Hillerup Lyhne, Peter Elvekjær
  • Patent number: 11002618
    Abstract: An assessment system and method are described that capture indoor temperature measurements and corresponding outdoor temperature measurements in order to determine a thermal efficiency of a structure. The assessment system identifies quiescent periods and trims these periods to eliminate undesirable influences such as auxiliary heating or solar gain. The quiescent periods are then compared to outdoor temperature differences to determine the thermal efficiency of the structure. The system can model the structure's performance metrics, through inferred qualitative and quantitative characterizations including, but not limited to, the building's rate of temperature change as a function of internal and external temperatures, the building's heating, cooling, and other energy needs as they relate to the building envelope, appliances, and other products used at the site and occupant behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Cresswell Lange, Ethan Goldman, Gregory Josh Fanslow, Jacob Curtis Jurmain
  • Patent number: 11003778
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a non-volatile dual in-line memory module (NVDIMM) and a processor. The NVDIMM instantiates first and second partitions of non-volatile memory. The first partition is reserved and is not accessible to an operating system instantiated on the information handling system. The second partition is accessible to the operating system. The first partition includes a first region and a second region. The processor boots the information handling system to configure the NVDIMM based upon information from the first region, detects an error associated with the NVDIMM, and writes information associated with the error to the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ching-Lung Chao, Shih-Hao Wang, Hung-Tah Wei, Hsin-Chieh Wang
  • Patent number: 10985139
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a semiconductor system includes a first chip configured to generate first temperature information of the first chip, the first temperature information being based on at least one temperature measurement using at least one first temperature sensor. The semiconductor system further includes a second chip including a second temperature sensor configured to be controlled based on at least the first temperature information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki Hun Yu, Tae Young Oh, Nam Jong Kim, Kwang Il Park, Chul Sung Park
  • Patent number: 10959303
    Abstract: A lighting device comprises an array of controllable light emitting pixels, each pixel having an adjustable light output colour. A controller is configured to receive a limited set of light output colours and to locally process these light output colours to form a colour gradient pattern to be displayed across pixels of the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Markus Jozef Maria Kurvers, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Bas Driesen, Berent Willem Meerbeek
  • Patent number: 10920769
    Abstract: A pumping system featuring a pump, motor, a bearing assembly, integrated data acquisition system and combined programmable logic controller (PLC), data acquisition and modem. The pump couples to a pump shaft that responds to a pump shaft force to pump a liquid. The motor couples to the pump shaft, responds to VFD/VSD control signaling and provides the pump shaft force to drive the pump shaft. The bearing assembly includes a bearing with the pump shaft arranged therein and couples the pump and the motor. The variable frequency/speed drive (VFD/VSD) receives PLC control signaling and provides the VFD/VSD control signaling to drive the motor. The integrated data acquisition system responds to PLC data acquisition signaling, and provides integrated data acquisition system signaling containing information about an integrated set of pumping system parameters related to the pump, the bearing assembly, the motor and the VFD/VSD in the pump system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Florin Rosca, James J. Gu, Taifur Rahman
  • Patent number: 10897839
    Abstract: An improved computer server that generates less heat, requires less energy to operate, and is capable of operating in much higher temperatures includes a power conversion assembly that receives standard 110 volt or other voltage AC power and converts it to unregulated 48 volt DC current externally. Then the 48 volt current is fed into the internal power train, and converts that current to lower voltages for use by various components within the server. Additionally, the size and shape of the server housing allows for more efficient heat transfer, wherein the housing, in a preferred embodiment, has a lateral cross-section with dimensions of between 3.5 inches to 8 inches of width and 3.5 inches to 7 inches of height. The server also may include heat and humidity sensors within the server housing, and these sensors are operationally connected to the fan used for cooling the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Michel Bernardin, Arch Davis, Joseph Chrzempiec, Benjamin Esposti
  • Patent number: 10853760
    Abstract: In a retail store having a sales area and a back-store area including a storage area, a system for managing produce includes a sensor arrangement for reading distinct identifiers associated with containers passing along a produce transfer path from the back-store area to the sales area. A processing system maintains a database including a record for each container received to the back-store area, each container record including a produce type and freshness data. For each produce type, the system determines at least one container of the given produce type in the back-store area having a shortest salability period as derived from the freshness data, this being designated a priority container, The system monitors whether containers transferred along the produce transfer path correspond to the priority containers. If a container other than a priority container is transferred, at least one enforcement action is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Gideon Feiner
  • Patent number: 10833718
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for automatically protecting portable and wearable electronic devices from potential hazards by predicting when such hazards may occur. Techniques may include monitoring a plurality of sensors on the mobile computing device; receiving, on the mobile computing device, context data from a plurality of context-service applications; selecting a set of device-protection policies based upon an availability of the plurality of sensors and the plurality of context-service applications, wherein the set of device-protection policies are configured to determine a level of risk to the mobile computing device based on sensor data received from the plurality of sensors and the context data; applying, the sensor data and the context data to the set of device-protection policies to generate the level of risk; and triggering a self-protection action if the level of risk exceeds a pre-determined threshold level of risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maggie Phung, Eric J. Rozner, Chin Ngai Sze, Zhennan Wang
  • Patent number: 10818034
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for concealed fiducial markers for vehicle camera calibration. An example vehicle includes a frame, at least one panel coupled to the frame, and fiducial markers arranged in a predefined grid. The fiducial markers are configured to be detectable by a camera and concealed from observation by the human eye. The predefined grid of the fiducial markers is arranged to facilitate calibration of the thermal camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Gehrke, Jonathan Diedrich, Brian Bennie
  • Patent number: 10817216
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a motor, a controller, and a nonvolatile memory. The controller executes: an estimated-value calculating process for calculating an estimated value of a temperature of the motor; a first writing process for writing the calculated estimated value into the nonvolatile memory in a situation in which the calculated estimated value increases; and a second writing process for writing the calculated estimated value into the nonvolatile memory in a situation in which the calculated estimated value decreases. The controller executes the first writing process when at least a first time has elapsed after the estimated value is written in the nonvolatile memory. The controller executes the second writing process when at least a second time has elapsed after the estimated value is written in the nonvolatile memory. The first time is less than the second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobuhiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10816401
    Abstract: A method for providing a high spatial resolution thermal imaging of an active electronic device. The method includes placing an electronic device on a testing stage of an imaging system. The method, calibrating the imaging system by determining thermoreflectance coefficient for a plurality of pixels forming thermal images, each pixel having a coordinate (x,y) captured from the electronic device at each of a plurality of wavelengths of illumination (CTRi(x,y,?i), activating the electronic device, and determining changes in reflection for each of the plurality of pixels at each of the plurality of wavelengths (?R/R), determining ?R/R vs. CTRi(x,y,?i) for each of the plurality of pixels for each of the plurality of wavelengths, fitting ?R/R vs. CTRi(x,y,?i) to a predetermined mathematical function and use the parameters to calculate the temperature at each pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSANJ, LLC
    Inventors: Dustin Kendig, Ali Shakouri, Hamid Piroozi
  • Patent number: 10782754
    Abstract: A method of thermal management in a computing device using a management controller is provided. The method includes obtaining, via a virtual management controller, monitoring information of a thermally sensitive component untethered to the management controller. The monitoring information can include temperature information of the thermally sensitive component. The method also includes transmitting, via the virtual management controller, the monitoring information to the management controller via a system interface of the management controller. Finally, the method includes adjusting, via the management controller, operation of a thermal management component of the computing device tethered to the management controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Chun-Hung Wang
  • Patent number: 10779442
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to a method for verifying an immersion cooling system. The immersion cooling system includes a first sensor, a second sensor and at least one third sensor. The method includes: obtaining a first difference value; determining whether the first difference value is smaller than a first threshold value; determining that the first sensor and the second sensor are in normal operation when the first difference value is smaller than the first threshold value; when the first difference value is not smaller than the first threshold value, determining an operating condition of the first sensor or the second sensor according to a relationship between a sensor value of the at least one third sensor and the sensor value of the first sensor, or a relationship between the sensor value of the at least one third sensor and the sensor value of the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Kai-Yang Tung, Hung-Ju Chen
  • Patent number: 10725458
    Abstract: A CPU unit is a life prediction device for a fan. The CPU unit includes a temperature calculation unit to calculate internal temperature of the CPU unit on the basis of at least one of the utilization of the CPU unit, the temperature a CPU, and the rotation speed of the fan; and a storage unit to store fan life data that indicates the life of the fan relative to temperature. A control unit includes a life prediction unit to calculate remaining life expectancy of the fan on the basis of the fan life data and the internal temperature calculated by the temperature calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroki Matsuyama
  • Patent number: 10716216
    Abstract: Various aspects of the disclosed technology relate to pixel-based thermal conductivity determination. A pixelized representation is created for a conductor layer of a printed circuit board. The pixelized representation is analyzed to identify conductor paths in a direction. Based on the conductor paths, the conductor pixels separated into net pixels and isolated pixels. An effective thermal conductivity property value in the direction is then computed for a section or a whole of the conductor layer based on the number of the isolated pixels, the number of the net pixels and the number of total pixels in the section or the whole of the conductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Richard Blais
  • Patent number: 10663187
    Abstract: An air conditioning system including a management server for analyzing data being received from at least one air conditioner at a predetermined time interval and for diagnosing a state of the air conditioner is provided. The condition of the air conditioner is diagnosed in real time through the analyzing of the data on the air conditioner. Performance deterioration on the air conditioner corresponding to variations over a certain period is diagnosed with data calculated or accumulated on a performance and an efficiency based on the data relating to the air conditioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seunghwan Jung, Juntae Kim
  • Patent number: 10591965
    Abstract: Various embodiments of methods and systems context-aware thermal management in a portable computing device (“PCD”) are disclosed. Notably, the environmental context to which a PCD is subjected may have significant impact on the PCD's thermal energy dissipation efficiency. Embodiments of the solution seek to leverage knowledge of a PCD's environmental context to modify or adjust thermal policy parameters applied within a PCD in response to a thermal event within the PCD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Palkesh Jain, Ronald Alton, Jon Anderson, Mehdi Saeidi
  • Patent number: 10588247
    Abstract: An embodiment circuit includes a plurality of heat-generating circuits, a heat-sensitive circuit exposed to heat generated during operation of the plurality of heat-generating circuit, and a temperature sensor disposed at a location between the heat-sensitive circuit and the plurality of heat-generating circuits, the temperature sensor being configured to generate an over-temperature signal as a function of temperature sensed at the location. The plurality of heat-generating circuits may be selectively deactivatable in an ordered sequence based on deactivation weights respectively assigned to the plurality of heat-generating circuits and in response to the over-temperature signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventors: Giovanni Luca Torrisi, Domenico Porto
  • Patent number: 10541040
    Abstract: There is provided a circuit assembly for time-discretizing an analog electrical signal, including an input terminal supplying the analog electrical signal, an output terminal providing a time-discrete signal depending on the supplied analog electrical signal and a sample and hold circuit, which comprises a capacitor connected to the output terminal, an electronic switching unit connected between the input terminal and the output terminal and a control unit controlling the switching unit, wherein the switching unit provides an off-state due to an off-signal of the control unit and an on-state due to an on-signal of the control unit, wherein the switching unit provides an electrical resistance in the on-state, which cooperates with the capacitor and comprises a preset resistance value, such that the sample and hold circuit provides a low-pass with preset cut-off frequency. There is further provided a detection device and lighting device with such a circuit assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Seider, Johannes Jantsch
  • Patent number: 10440679
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, there is provided a passenger load prediction system including: a component configured to detect a wireless device carried by a passenger on a train or a train station platform, the train including a plurality of train cars; a passenger to train car mapper configured to determine a location of the passenger, based on a location of the wireless device; a destination predictor configured to predict a destination of the passenger, based at least in part on an identifier code of the wireless device; and a train car load level estimator configured to predict a respective passenger load of each train car of the plurality of train cars, based on the predicted destination and further based on the determined location of the passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Rajesh Vellore Arumugam, Wujuan Lin, Yutaka Kudo, Su Hnin Wut Yi
  • Patent number: 10402515
    Abstract: An environmental monitoring system including a base station. The base station may receive at least two reports from at least one environmental sensor in an environment; compute, based on values of physical properties of a simulated object and the at least two reports, a simulated condition of the simulated object within the environment; and transmit, to a computing device, the at least two reports and/or the computed simulated condition of the simulated object. A method of operating a base station of an environmental monitoring system. At least one computer-readable storage medium encoded with executable instructions that, when executed by at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform a method of operating a base station of an environmental monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Digi International, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry J. Schechter, Philip Trapasso
  • Patent number: 10381956
    Abstract: The embodiments describe monitoring user activity to estimate the amount of power generated by piezoelectric fabric disposed in an article of clothing, where the piezoelectric fabric is configured to generate electrical energy in response to user movement that is stored in a power supply device, and where the power supply device is configured to provide power to a charging coil disposed in the article of clothing for charging an electronic device. Upon determining the estimated power is insufficient to charge the electronic device to a threshold power level, a user exercise is selected which is predicted to generate sufficient power using the piezoelectric fabric to reach the threshold power level. A prompt is outputted to the user to perform the user exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Harish Bharti, Abhay Patra
  • Patent number: 10363197
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing network connectivity and remote monitoring, optimization, and control of pool/spa equipment are provided. “Internet-of-Things” (IoT) functionality is provided for pool and spa equipment in a flexible and cost-effective manner. Network connectivity and remote monitoring/control of pool and spa equipment is provided by various components such as a network communication and local control subsystem installed in pool/spa equipment, and other components. Also disclosed are various control processes (“pool logic”) which can be embodied as software code installed in any of the various embodiments of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Potucek, James Murdock, James Carter, Gregory Fournier, Arthur W. Johnson, III, David Blaine, Jason DeBruin, Bruce Aubrey, Scott Petty, Jason Parcell, Craig Horrocks
  • Patent number: 10337930
    Abstract: A number of variations may include a method which may include determining a temperature rise in an IGBT junction without the use of a temperature estimation or measurement device because determination may be made by first determining the power loss due to the conduction losses of the IGBT and power loss associated with switching the IGBT where these losses may be determined by utilizing the saturation voltage of the IGBT, IGBT PWM duty cycle, IGBT switching frequency, fundamental frequency along with a lookup table for the switching energies and the phase current going through the IGBT. The determined power loss may be multiplied by a measured, sensed or obtained thermal impedance from the IGBT junction. Finally, the determined temperature rise of the IGBT junction may be added to a measured, sensed or obtained temperature of the coolant in order to determine the absolute temperature of the IGBT junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: S. M. Nayeem Hasan, Bryan M. Ludwig, David P. Tasky
  • Patent number: 10254178
    Abstract: Techniques for estimating ambient temperature are described herein. Temperature data may be received from a first sensor of a computing device. Temperature data may be received from a second sensor of a computing device. The ambient temperature may be estimated based on the first temperature data in relation to the second temperature data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Carbone, Paul Karayacoubian
  • Patent number: 10247625
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for correcting a temperature sensing signal of an IGBT temperature sensing device which outputs only a temperature sensing signal having a voltage value equal to or higher than a preset voltage value, by using an output limiting diode. The apparatus includes: a calculating part configured to calculate a conduction current value of the output limiting diode by using the resistance of an NTC thermistor included in the IGBT temperature sensing device; a determining part configured to determine a drop voltage value of a voltage drop occurring in the output limiting diode based on the conduction current value; and a correcting part configured to correct the temperature sensing signal by increasing the voltage of the temperature sensing signal output from the IGBT temperature sensing device by the drop voltage value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong-Seok Kim, Jae-Moon Lee, Chun-Suk Yang