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8983634 Vehicular entertainment stage  
Provided herein is a vehicular stage with individual seats and seat control system and method for controlling a movement of a seat, the seat control system including: a motor configured to move the...
8979621 Storage systems  
A system for storing articles can have at least two operating modes. In the first mode, gases are evacuated from the system whereby the articles are stored at a pressure less than the pressure at...
8983664 Receptacle with dual-function actuator  
A receptacle adapted for removable placement on a retention tray is disclosed. The receptacle includes a lid having a closed position and a lid hook. The receptacle includes a latching apparatus...
8976515 System and method for an optimizable rack solution  
In accordance with the present disclosure, a system and method for an optimizable rack solution is presented. The system and method is directed to an optimizable rack that includes a frame. The...
8977371 Lighting control system responsive to ambient lighting conditions  
A controller, method and system, for controlling lighting responsive to ambient lighting conditions are described. In particular, disclosed is illumination controller (110) for controlling...
8972032 Method for overload protection of SMA device  
A method for detecting a mechanical overload condition of an energized linear actuator to prevent commanding an activation signal to the linear actuator that may mechanically overload the linear...
8963465 Multi-pressure-quantity fan control system and computer system having the same  
A multi-pressure-quantity fan control system for a computer system is provided. The multi-pressure-quantity fan control system includes a controller. The controller provides a pressure-quantity...
8965584 Masterless control system methods for networked water heaters  
Disclosed is a masterless control system for controlling a plurality of fluidly and operably connected water heaters to meet a hot water demand such that overall efficiency is maximized and usage...
8958919 System and method enabling sensorless actuator  
An actuator having a two-parameter energy converter is coupled to a transducer and is driven by a controller. Prior to assembly and operation of the actuator, a calibration procedure is performed....
8958918 Building optimization system and lighting switch with adaptive blind, window and air quality controls  
A building optimization system for optimizing an environment of a building is disclosed. The building optimization system includes a number of building optimization switches for controlling the...
8951356 Photovoltaic array performance monitoring system  
Photovoltaic array performance monitoring is disclosed herein. A photovoltaic array performance monitoring system may include a data acquisition unit coupled with reference and ambient photovoltaic...
8954198 Method and system for control of energy harvesting farms  
Certain embodiments of the invention may include control systems and methods for monitoring environmental variables, performance variables and conditioning electrical power in energy-recapture...
8952811 Double door controlling apparatus and method thereof  
The present invention includes, a failure sensing part to sense the failure created in the encoder mode and sensorless mode to control the door; a main control part to convert the main operation...
8947199 Method and apparatus for enabling communication between a first device and at least one further device  
A controller node for an entertainment control network, comprises controller logic arranged to be paired with at least one controlled device over a wireless interface. The controller logic is...
8942832 Method, article of manufacture, and system for configuring controller in sliding-mode control scheme  
Method, article of manufacture and system using minimum data to determine whether a sliding-mode control should be applied in a plant. First measure the plant in an open-loop control fashion, and...
8935986 Agricultural devices, systems, and methods for determining soil and seed characteristics and analyzing the same  
Agricultural seed planting systems are provided. In some aspects, the system includes a processing unit, a frame, a furrow opener coupled to the frame for opening a furrow in soil, and a sensor in...
8934763 Water delivery system and method for making hot water available in a domestic hot water installation  
A water delivery system is provided, comprising at least one faucet device with a cold water faucet part and a hot water faucet part, a cold water line to the at least one faucet device, a tankless...
8919456 Fastener setting algorithm for drill driver  
An improved technique is presented for detecting when a fastener driven by a drill driver has reaches a desired stopping position. The improved techniques generally includes: sampling periodically...
8918220 Building energy management method and system  
An energy management system within a building obtains energy usage data over several cycles to determine a minimum feasible load. The minimum feasible load corresponds to operational conditions of...
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...