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8914160 Demand response method and demand response system  
A demand response (DR) method or a demand response (DR) system determines priority of each household appliance in response to a quality status of each household appliance, and variably controls a...
8909378 Adjustable bed position control  
The present invention provides an adjustable bed handheld remote control that may include a handheld housing, a touch sensor on a front face of the handheld housing, a transmitter and the like. The...
8909379 Winch control system  
A control system is provided for a group of winches in a system. Each motorized winch in the system can have a control board that can process and generate control commands for operation of the...
8909357 System for tandem bed communication  
This disclosure concerns a communication system adapted to communicate between a handheld remote control and a first adjustable bed controller of a first adjustable bed facility, and a second...
8909380 Intelligent lighting management and building control systems  
Methods, systems and apparatuses for controlling and managing a plurality of luminaires are disclosed. One method includes sensing, by a sensor of each of the plurality of luminaires, light...
8903551 Sensor-swarm environmental event detection  
Data center environmental sensing is provided by a measurement system that detects environmental events from inputs received from a plurality of movable sensors. The sensors are moved in response...
8897921 Environmental control for HVAC system  
A system for controlling energy consumption in a building having a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) which includes using an external application to perform HVAC energy consumption...
8892234 Method for controlling at least one machining device which is coupled to a machine tool by means of an encoder signal  
A method is disclosed for controlling at least one machining device which is coupled to a machine tool by means of an encoder signal, the machine tool having at least one motion control device. In...
8892262 Programmable wall station for automated window and door coverings  
A programmable wall station system for controlling automated coverings includes at least one automated covering adapted to receive command signals, and a computer which includes a processor and a...
8892261 System and method for automatically creating a specific atmosphere by controlling contributions of sensorial perceptible stimulus means  
The invention relates to the automatic creation of a specific atmosphere by controlling contributions of sensorial perceptible stimulus means such as lights, sounds, and scents. The invention...
8886860 Communication of commands in a home automation network and between home automation networks  
Method of communication in a home automation network allowing communication between parties consisting of command transmitters and/or communication receivers associated with equipment in a building...
8868243 Drying machine and method for controlling the same  
A method for controlling a drying machine which includes a drum, a fan to circulate air within the drum, and at least one heater to heat air provided to the drum, and uses the motor and the at...
8868250 Fan speed control  
In one implementation, an environmental controller operates a cooling system in an electronic device. The environmental controller includes a closed loop control system for operating a cooling fan...
8862274 Electro-hydraulic auxiliary control with operator-selectable flow setpoint  
A work machine (10) comprises an operator interface (30), an auxiliary electro-hydraulic circuit (22 or 322) adapted to operate a hydraulic actuator (16) of an auxiliary tool (12) when the...
8849461 Methods and systems for irrigation control  
A wireless system is provided for monitoring environmental, soil, or climate conditions and/or controlling irrigation or climate control systems at an agricultural or landscape site. In some...
8849301 Location-based home services and energy management  
In one example, wireless mobile device data is provided to a building control system by sending location data from a wireless mobile device to an Internet-based service, receiving the location data...
8849460 Method and apparatus for determining engine pulse cancellation torque  
A method for controlling operation of an electro-mechanical transmission configured to transfer torque among an input member, a plurality of torque machines and an output member includes...
8838021 Data relay for a controller  
A two conductor hard wired communications link accepts an actual value of at least one parameter of interest from an environmental sensor in the form of data encoded on the conductors via current...
8831784 Automated building monitoring system  
An automated building monitoring system for monitoring a plurality of apparatuses in a building, includes: a plurality of controllers for controlling the plurality of apparatuses; a controlling...
8831769 Robot and method of controlling the same  
A robot and a method for controlling the same are provided. The robot includes a first control unit to control the overall operation of the robot and a second control unit to supplement the...
8825205 Method for controlling movement of travelling carriers  
A method for controlling movement of travelling carriers includes providing, to a rear travelling carrier approaching a work area at a high speed, current location information corresponding to...
8818563 System for controlling room temperature in a building using a free energy source, an additional energy source, and predictive control  
In a building which has at least two floors, an apparatus for controlling and regulating room temperature having a hierarchical structure includes a predictive device on the top level, that...
8818534 Electronic apparatus with automatic orientation function  
An electronic apparatus includes a first member, a second member with a first point and a second point, a processing unit, and a drive device. The drive device pivotably connects the second member...
8805556 Damping apparatus and exposure apparatus  
A damping apparatus that supports and dampens a stage apparatus that positions and drives a stage to a target position is provided herein. The damping apparatus including a support plate part, a...
8805588 Method and system for controlling electrical machines  
An embodiment is a method, and related system, to implement the square root extraction operation, which grants a 32 bits precision, which has high execution speed and is able to process a decimal...
8798804 Added features of HEM/HEG using GPS technology  
A GPS-based energy management system for a home network is provided that includes a plurality of energy consuming devices. The system comprises a central controller operatively connected to each...
8793023 Method of controlling an electro-hydraulic actuator system having multiple actuators  
A method of controlling an electro-hydraulic actuator system having multiple functions includes the steps of: receiving input signals corresponding to a desired operation of the functions of the...
8788097 Systems and methods for using rule-based fault detection in a building management system  
A controller for a building management system includes a system of rules for detecting faults in the building management system. The rules include content conditions and trigger conditions. The...
8788098 Stochastic dynamic atmosphere  
The invention concerns a lighting device for creating dynamic atmospheres, the lighting device comprising: a light source adapted to operate in a plurality of color states, the light source...
8788099 Position-based step control algorithm for a motion control system  
A motion control interface device includes an FPGA configured to implement a step generation algorithm that generates step control signals for a motion device. The signals are not determined based...
8786243 Method and device for preparing error map and numerically controlled machine tool having error map preparation function  
In a numerically controlled machine tool which has a linear feed axis and a rotational feed axis and in which a main spindle and a table are movable relative to each other, a position error and an...
8774971 Systems and methods for structure contour control  
Systems and methods provide for the controlled application of forces to a structure during assembly, machining, manufacturing, and/or transportation operations. According to embodiments described...
8763771 Active oscillation damper without direct acceleration detection  
An active oscillation damper has a balancing mass which is movable relative to an oscillating mechanical structure. The control device then determines a compensation movement for the balancing mass...
8768518 Method of setting exclusive controller for water heater  
A method of setting an exclusive controller for a water heater, wherein a plurality of controllers are provided for user to operate to control a water heater, includes the steps of: a) Provide each...
8768528 Electrical thermal storage with edge-of-network tailored energy delivery systems and methods  
A method and apparatus of controlling the electric power usage of electric thermal storage heaters and systems are based on: 1) current and recorded measurements local to the heater and building;...
8755918 Illumination device  
The exchange time information to be acquired from an LED illumination lamp by an illumination instrument or the exchange time information to be stored by the illumination instrument itself is...
8755913 Lighting control network  
A control system (10) comprises: a controlled device (15) controlled by a controller (30) having receiving means (34) for receiving command signals (40), and having a first, second and third...
8744603 Method for position feedback based control for overload protection  
A method for executing mechanical overload protection to prevent commanding a control signal to a linear actuator that may mechanically overload the linear actuator when an overload condition of...
8738183 Personally customized electronic furniture and method of implementing the same  
An apparatus which provides various functions for physical and/or mental relaxation, as well as for health care of a user, and a method of implementing the apparatus, include downloading personal...
8738184 Electrical monitoring and control system  
A system for monitoring and controlling the electrical infrastructure of a building includes at least one sensor for sensing an operating characteristic in the building, and a processor for...
8731722 Integrated simulation technology  
Virtual material handling systems can be used to drive the operation of real material handling systems for purposes such as testing and validation of the components of the real material handling...
8725297 Sheet paper storage and dispensing device  
A sheet paper storage and dispensing device stores and dispenses sheet paper, and includes a first reel drum onto which a tape is wound; a second reel drum on which sheet paper is stored; a motor...
8725302 Control systems and methods for subsea activities  
A control system is for completion installation, intervention and testing activities at a subsea location. The control system has a first control circuit at a surface location; a subsea test tree...
8718827 Systems and methods for distributed utilities  
A monitoring system for distributed utilities. A generation device is provided for converting an available resource to a desired utility; the resource may be water, in which case the generator is a...
8712561 Method for specifying control curve parameters for controlling climatic environmental conditions of climate-controlled enclosed spaces  
A method is provided for specifying the parameters of control curves of equipment for controlling the environmental conditions of climate-controlled enclosed spaces, including the step of...
8704642 RFID-based intelligent storage cabinet and the management method thereof  
The present invention relates to an RFID-based intelligent storage cabinet and its management method, while utilizing the shielding effect enabled by each partitions for allowing any...
8706305 Feedback control for shape memory alloy actuators  
Control feedback for regulating strain output of a shape memory alloy (SMA) actuator using a stress sensor for outputting an indication of a mechanical resistance applied against the SMA actuator,...
8698616 Monitor control system  
A monitor control system includes a focused information database and a report determination part. The focused information database is configured to store focused information that is information...
8694163 System and method for managing resource sustainability performance  
Resource sustainability performance of a facility is managed using real time resource monitoring data, and resource sustainability performance values for the facility determined using the real time...
8694134 Remote control interface  
Interface (101) for converting human control input gestures to telematic control signals. The interface includes a plurality of articulating arms (107a, 107b, 108a, 108b, and 109a, 109b) each...