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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...
8694175 Fan array fan section in air-handling systems  
A fan array fan section in an air-handling system includes a plurality of fan units arranged in a fan array and positioned within an air-handling compartment. One preferred embodiment may include...
8688280 Internet based spa networking system having wireless spa nodes  
A spa node comprising a spa controller, a power sense adapter configured to compute power being drawn by selected spa components; a spa network adapter, and a home network adapter, each of the...
8682457 Wireless control of an adjustable bed  
Aspects of this invention relate to an adjustable bed that may include one or more articulating portions, and may include one or more components, including an air inflatable mattress associated...
8676384 Building management system with active building skin, an environmental resource collector for use in such a system and a method of managing resources used in a building  
A building management system (100) comprises a measurement system for measuring a demand for resources inside the building and a collecting system for harvesting natural resources available outside...
8674816 Remote device control and energy monitoring by analyzing data and applying rules including geographic location  
Techniques are described for providing remote device (e.g., thermostat, lighting, appliance, etc.) control and/or energy monitoring. A system monitors sensor data captured by one or more sensors...
8666555 Load control system having an energy savings mode  
A load control system for a building having a heating and cooling system and a window located in a space of the building uses a daylighting procedure to adjust the amount of power delivered to the...
8666517 Extremum seeking control with reset control  
An extremum seeking control method optimizes a control process for a plant such as an air handling unit. The method compensates for abrupt changes in the operation of the plant by resetting the...
8660700 Video-based system and method of elevator door detection  
A video-based system detects the position of elevator doors based on video data provided by one or more video detectors. Based on the detected position of the elevator doors, a distance between the...
8653767 Method for controlling refrigerator  
The embodiment relates to a method for controlling a refrigerator. The method for controlling a refrigerator including: inputting an opening signal to open a selected door of a plurality of doors;...
8649909 Remote control of fluid-handling devices  
Provided is a process, including: receiving, via the network interface, from a remote user device, a command to change a state of the fluid-handling device to a target state; translating the...
8646656 Power over ethernet powered soap or disinfectant dispenser  
A system for providing power to a plurality of soap or disinfectant dispensers through a power over ethernet (PoE) network and for sensing various operational parameters of the dispensers and...
8649907 Method and system for irrigation control  
A wireless system is provided for monitoring environmental, soil, or climate conditions and controlling irrigation or climate control systems at an agricultural or landscape site. The wireless...
8644992 Method to improve washer motor efficiency and performance  
The present subject matter relates to methods and apparatus for controlling operation of a washing machine motor. Different control algorithms may be used during different time periods of operation...
8632640 Dishwasher  
The present invention relates to a dish-washer (1) having a single push-button (3) which is utilized by the user to select all of the programs.
8630739 Exergy based evaluation of an infrastructure  
In a method of evaluating an infrastructure having a plurality of components based upon exergy loss values, exergy loss values of the components are aggregated. In addition, at least one of the...
8624529 Method for the automated control of a solar protection installation  
An automated control of a solar protection installation (INST), includes reflecting slats (B1, B2, B3) having parallel longitudinal axes, the slats having a face (F) provided with teeth (D) which...
8626343 Monitor and control system and method for server model  
A monitor and control system includes a server model, a number of switches, a temperature sensor mounted in the server model, a monitor and control device, and a microcontroller. The switches are...
8624749 Bathing system controller having abnormal operational condition identification capabilities  
A controller suitable for identifying an abnormal operational condition in a bathing system is provided. The controller includes a memory unit adapted for storing measurements indicative of...
8620475 Operating system for roller blinds with protection against excessive wind  
A control method is described, said method being used within an operating system (10) for roller blinds (20) or the like having an output shaft (SH) of a motor (M) which transfers rotational...
8615332 Smart current attenuator for energy conservation in appliances  
An appliance network having a first networked appliance, an energy controller, at least one of a smart dimmer and smart adapter, and a communication network coupling the first networked appliance,...
8612061 Method and system for controlling a bathing system in accordance with an energy savings mode  
A method and device for use in connection with a bathing system that comprises a heating module and a filtration system. The bathing system is adapted to receive power from an energy provider that...
8612055 System and method for delivering a therapeutic agent according to default infusion schedule  
A fluid delivery system comprises a pump configured to deliver a therapeutic agent to a patient, a memory storing a therapy program defining the delivery of the therapeutic agent to the patient by...
8608439 System for controlling operation of a crop protection wind machine array  
A system for arranging and operating an array of wind machines to protect crops from damaging weather conditions, such as freezing frost, rain and heat. The method includes a wind machine...
8606408 Control system and method for fan  
A safety control method for a fan includes: capturing an image of an object next to the fan and gathering distances between a plurality of points on the object and a depth-sensing camera, obtaining...
8606407 Energy management application server and processes  
An energy management gateway is provided. The energy management gateway includes a memory, a processor coupled to the memory, a building management system (BMS) interface executed by the processor...
8600567 Door closer assembly  
A door closer assembly is provided, including a valve regulating an amount of hydraulic fluid that flows through the valve. The amount of hydraulic fluid flowing through the valve controls a force...
8600556 Smart building manager  
A building manager includes a communications interface configured to receive information from a smart energy grid. The building manager further includes an integrated control layer configured to...