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Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications July category listing 07/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090192632 - Method and system of monitoring manufacturing equipment: A method and system is provided for monitoring manufacturing equipment and, more particularly, for monitoring manufacturing equipment in a semiconductor fabrication facility using existing tool elements. The method includes operating a tool working at an operating mode such that at least one of its control parameters is outside of a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090192633 - Methods and apparatus for an integral local substrate center finder for i/o and chamber slit valves: Systems and apparatus are provided for locating the center of a substrate. The invention includes a frame, mounted between a slit valve assembly and a transfer chamber wall in substrate processing equipment; at least one emitter, housed in the frame, and adapted to emit a signal; at least one sensor,... Agent: Dugan & Dugan, PC
20090192634 - Digital pid controller: A digital PID controller controlling a control subject to be in a target state includes: a detector detecting analog data of a current state of the control subject; an AD converter converting the analog data to a digital value; and a digital PID control unit (i) receiving an error value... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090192635 - Program creating device for programmable contoller, program creating method for programmable controller, and recording medium having program recorded thereon: The device constitutes setting information creating means 12 for preparing module setting information of a parameter type for the programmable controller by using specific information which is included a functional module, analysis and conversion means 14 for creating a source file to be converted into a sequence program which programmed... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090192638 - device for and method of generating audio data for transmission to a plurality of audio reproduction units: A device (100) for generating audio data for transmission to a plurality of audio reproduction units (110), the device (100) comprising an audio content transmission unit (101) adapted to transmit audio content for reproduction to the plurality of audio reproduction units (110), and a local audio data transmission unit (102)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090192637 - Dynamically serving altered sound content: In altering sound content of an audiovisual product, for example, a video game, a computer program, motion picture, television program, commercial or other like products, a server system identifies the current sound content of an audiovisual product residing in a user system, the server system determines whether the current sound... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20090192636 - Media modeling: Media content is recorded in a format that includes embedded control information for controlling reproduction of the media content.... Agent: Garrett Ip, LLC C/o Cpa Global
20090192640 - Method and apparatus for identifying an unknown work: A system for determining an identity of a received work. The system receives audio data for an unknown work. The audio data is divided into segments. The system generates a signature of the unknown work from each of the segments. Reduced dimension signatures are then generated at least a portion... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090192639 - System to process a plurality of audio sources: Today, even despite the huge increase of available processing power, the commercial OS are not able to guarantee the response time necessary to process a plurality of audio sources and output the results in a very short time without using additional means such as dedicated DSP or other processing elements... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us) Attn: Patent Group
20090192642 - Method and apparatus for operating a test plant: The operation of a test plant comprising a series of test rooms with a respective number of test beds requires management of a multiplicity of data, resources, people, processes, etc. Optimum operation of a test plant with as little unproductivity as possible is possible only when all of this information... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20090192641 - Optimization method of deposition time and an optimization system of deposition time: A semiconductor manufacturing method and apparatus is provided that can improve uniformity of processing time of oxidation thickness. When starting a heat oxidation process, a time for optimum oxidation processing in the process management system is calculated based on atmospheric pressure data, a target thickness of that process, oxidization time,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090192643 - Process controller, process control method, and computer-readable recording medium: A process control method comprises adjusting a process condition in consideration of a performance variation among a plurality of manufacturing apparatuses, the performance variation affecting a finished shape of a pattern used to manufacture a semiconductor device, running a simulation of the finished shape under the adjusted process condition, extracting... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090192644 - Method and system for manufacturing an article using portable hand-held tools: A method of manufacturing an article includes the steps of: establishing a defined location for a tool activity to occur; determining an actual location of the tool; comparing the actual location of the tool with the defined location; ascertaining an occurrence of the tool activity at the actual location; and... Agent: Taylor & Aust, P.C.
20090192645 - Automatic controller relationship resolution: In an industrial control system, a relatively large number of bindings can permeate between different controllers. As a modification is made in a primary binding, supplemental bindings can be impacted and can become erroneous. The supplemental bindings can be automatically resolved such that they are no longer erroneous. Resolution can... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP Attention: Heather Holmes
20090192646 - Combined management system: A combined management system includes: a factory server; at least one terminal in communication with a user, such as a consumer or a specialist; and a central server in communication with the factory server and the terminal, for determining, based on signals received from the factory server, whether a malfunction... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090192647 - Object search apparatus and method: An object search apparatus acquires, from each IC tag of IC tags corresponding to objects respectively, an object information item including an identifier of an object, a hierarchical level, a detection method for detection of the object, and a manipulation method for the object, to obtain a plurality of object... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero, Esq. Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.
20090192648 - Medication compliance management system: Methods and systems tell patients when to take their medications, control medication dispensing based on compliance to the prescribed dosage, and determine that the proper dosage has been taken. This system integrates with other devices related to home telehealth by including support for a world-wide web-based medical record associating the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20090192649 - Robot with personality characters and robot behavior control method: The present invention relates to a robot with personality characters. The robot communicates with another robot within a predetermined coverage area. The robot stores at least one personality attribute of the robot, at least one personality attribute of another robot, at least one predetermined action, and a relationship among the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090192650 - Method for controlling enthalpy in air conditioning systems: In an air conditioning system a method for controlling enthalpy in the environment of a structure is disclosed. The blower speed is controlled in such a manner as to maintain the prescribed dew point temperature of the air passing over the evaporator coils. When the air to be cooled contains... Agent: Robert B. Tonner
20090192651 - Hvac controller with guided schedule programming: Controllers and methods are disclosed for aiding a user in programming a schedule of a programmable controller. In an illustrative embodiment, a guided programming routine can be activated by a user, which then guides a user through two or more screens that are designed to collect sufficient information from the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090192653 - Pneumatic-to-digital devices, systems and methods: A control device may include at least a first electromechanical setpoint controller having a prime mover that applies a setpoint force in response to at least a controller signal, and a controller circuit that generates at least the controller signal in response to setpoint control data. A pneumatic controller may... Agent: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
20090192652 - Substrate processing apparatus and substrate processing method: Provided is a substrate processing apparatus which is capable of detecting malfunction of mechanisms installed inside MFC. An inert gas supply line (308) for supplying an inert gas, a first shut-off valve (300) for shutting off the supply of the inert gas, a process gas supply line (310) for supplying... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20090192654 - Method and apparatus for optimization of agricultural field operations using weather, product and environmental information: An agricultural system which includes at least one agricultural implement with at least one application device for applying crop inputs, where the agricultural implement includes an agricultural harvester and/or an agricultural planter. A databus is connected to the at least one agricultural implement, and at least one input device is... Agent: Cnh America LLC Intellectual Property Law Department
20090192655 - Power system: A data acquiring unit (122) acquires external factor data such as day of the week, date and time, or weather together with electric power data in a house, and stores the data in a storage unit (114). A classification/learning unit (124) reads the electric power data and the external factor... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090192656 - Power system for a robot accessor of an automated data storage library: An automated data storage library with storage shelves, data storage drive(s), a bus bar; and a robot accessor with a drive system for moving the robot accessor, an accessor communication interface, a bus bar relay configured to engage and disengage the bus bar; a robot control configured to operate the... Agent: John H. Holocombe IBM Corporation - Yoripl
20090192657 - Method for controlling a household cooking appliance using a timer: Described herein is a method for controlling a baking oven using a timer module, said timer module comprising a timer relay, a switch for operating mode selection, and a switch for setting a heating temperature or a heating power. The timer relay is serially connected into a power supply line... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP07/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090187261 - Control apparatus for process input-output device: A control apparatus for an input-output device includes a hardware part and a software part, in which a controller in the hardware part carries out a control operation in accordance with a signal from the input-output device, outputs a result of the control operation to a process, and has a... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090187262 - Radio signal transmitter and related method and multimedia system for an audio source generator: A radio signal transmitter for an audio source generator includes a reception antenna for receiving a plurality of broadcasting signals, a decision unit coupled to the reception antenna for determining intensities of the plurality of broadcasting signals received by the reception antenna, a selection unit coupled to the decision unit... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090187264 - Information processing system for producing building material, building material production method and production equipment, and building information distribution system: An information processing system for producing a building material has a design drawing generator, a list generator and a member production controller. The design drawing generator generates design drawing information of an objective building. The list generator generates list information of the members used for the objective building. The member... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090187265 - Process manufacturing with product quantity calculation: A system that determines product quantities for a process manufacturing formula that generates a first product and a second product receives a quantity of a first ingredient and a quantity of a second ingredient. The first and second ingredients contribute to a formula yield. The system further receives a quantity... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation
20090187266 - Fault detection system: Some embodiments for a fault detection apparatus may include one or more monitors to detect at least three operating states of a sensor, such as pass, fail, and inoperative so as to enable a manufacturing facility to differentiate between situations in which a container does not have the appropriate machine... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090187267 - Automatic manufacture and/or marking-out of a multiple component object: Systems and methods for the automatic manufacture of a multiple component object with intersecting components based on a standard design model of the object. The systems and methods according to the invention are capable of automatically extracting from a design model the dimensions of the components and the intersection parameters... Agent: Coleman Sudol Sapone, P.C.
20090187268 - Temperature regulating method, thermal processing system and semiconductor device manufacturing method: A temperature regulating method in a thermal processing system has heating means for heating an interior of a process chamber to process a substrate, a heating control section for controlling the heating means, and first and second temperature detecting means for detecting a temperature in the process chamber. The first... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090187269 - Method of machining workpiece with offset tool: A groove (Da) extending in a Y-axis direction of a workpiece (D) is finish machined with an offset tool (T) that has a cross-section with a shape (L3) offset in a reducing direction by only a predetermined offset amount relative to a finished shape (L1) of the groove (Da) and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090187270 - Method to align characteristic frequency of material removal tool and rotation speed of spindle of machine tool and material removal tool so aligned: A method to adjust a modal property of a material removal tool without changing a projection length of the material removal tool is disclosed. Adjusting substantially aligns a characteristic frequency of the material removal tool with a rotation speed of a spindle of a machine tool. A material removal tool... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20090187271 - Method for depositing and retrieving prohibited items or products: A method for not having to permanently relinquish prohibited items or products objected to at security controls. The prohibited items are instead provided with an identifying means, placed in a collecting container and stored by a storage service. The person participating in the system can, via the obtained identifying means,... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20090187272 - Method & system for performing a package pre-load operation in accordance with a dispatch plan: The present invention provides systems and methods for electronically-capturing a destination address of a package and for using the destination address to automate a package pre-load operation. An embodiment of the invention includes a compression system for compressing the destination address as a compressed MaxiCode symbol, a smart shipping label... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090187273 - Method and apparatus for controlling a vending machine: A method and apparatus are provided for controlling a number of functions within a vending machine. The method includes the steps of providing a central processing unit, coupling a USB class controller to the central processing unit, and controlling the vending machine by the central processing unit through the USB... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz
20090187274 - Pharmaceutical dispensing system with coordinate guidance: The invention describes improved methods and mechanisms for providing secure access to pharmaceutical and supply items in a clinical setting. In one version of the invention, a dispensing unit has an interior housing one or more drawers. Each drawer has one or more storage locations. The fronts of the drawers... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20090187277 - control system for an industrial robot: A control system for controlling an industrial robot and a method thereof. A control unit generates a control signal for controlling the motor. At least one drive unit controls the motor. The drive unit includes a switching unit adapted to convert DC current to alternating current to the motor in... Agent: Venable LLP
20090187276 - Generating device of processing robot program: A processing robot program generating device used in a robot system having a vision sensor, capable of accommodating an error in the shape of a workpiece and reducing man-hours required for a teaching operation. Image detection models are generated in a graphic image of a workpiece viewed from a virtual... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20090187275 - Legged robot and control method thereof: Technology is provided that can compute a center of gravity pathway for a robot in which the ZMP matches the target ZMP, even if the robot is caused to perform a crouching movement during a single leg ground phase. The robot of the present invention is a legged robot that... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090187278 - Adaptive mobile robot system with knowledge-driven architecture: The invention integrates software and knowledge engineering with robotics technology to improve robot-to-robot and robot-to-human conversational interface and provide on-the-fly translations of situational requirements into adaptive behavior models and further down to service scenarios for a collaborative robot teams.... Agent: Yefim Zhuk
20090187279 - Method and device for controlling production of a mixture of components, in particular a mixture with pre-mix dead volumes: The method and the device according to the invention ensure multivariable regulation feedback by a dynamic observer providing an estimate in real time of the properties of the components of the mixture, said estimate being sufficient to guarantee the effectiveness of the feedback loop. Thus, the desired properties of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090187281 - Method and apparatus for monitoring a calibrated condenser unit in a refrigerant-cycle system: A real-time monitoring system that monitors various aspects of the operation of a refrigerant-cycle system is described. In one embodiment, the system includes a processor that measures power provided to the refrigerant-cycle system and that gathers data from one or more sensors and uses the sensor data to calculate a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090187280 - Method for controlling ice machine through temperature setting: The present invention includes steps of: setting a first temperature and a second temperature; continuously detecting the temperature inside an ice tray in an ice machine, starting an ice making schedule as the ice tray temperature is identical to or higher than the first temperature; heating the ice tray as... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy
20090187283 - Fail-safe system for controlling wind turbines: A wind turbine control system is provided. The control system includes a first and a second control unit which are coupled to each other over a first network. The first control unit is configured as a critical control unit, comprising a first set of functions comprising critical control functions for... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090187282 - Wind turbine arranged for independent operation of its components and related method and computer program: A wind turbine which is composed of several subunits is provided. Each of the several subunits includes a controller. Each of the controllers is adapted to operate in a cooperative mode and in an isolated mode. In the cooperative mode, one of the controllers operates as a master controller and... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20090187284 - System and method for providing power distribution system information: A system, method and computer program product for processing utility data of a power grid is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a datamart comprised of a plurality of physical databases storing utility data, a plurality of applications comprising an automated meter application configured to process power usage data... Agent: Capital Legal Group, LLC
20090187285 - Method and apparatus for communicating power distribution event and location: A system, device, and method of providing information for a power distribution system is provided. In one embodiment, a method of using a device that receives power from the low voltage power of the power distribution system and experiences a power loss during a local power outage may perform the... Agent: Capital Legal Group, LLC
20090187286 - Control system and method for operating a cooling system: The present invention relates to a control system for operating a cooling system comprising components at least including a compressor (2), an evaporator (3), a pressure control element (6) and a condenser the (4), and also having a control circuit (9) having electrical connections with at least some cooling system... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090187287 - Climate control system: The invention is related to a climate control system with one dimmable device capable of variably reducing the transmission of radiation through a window, and a climate control unit coupled to and adapted to control the dimmable device. The dimmable device includes at least one inherent conductive polymer and at... Agent: Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.
20090187288 - Remote control system: A remote control system capable of precise operations or treatments in which the visual recognition and operation portions are as close to each other as possible, including: a) an imaging device for taking an image of the object; b) a manipulation tool having at its tip an illuminator for casting... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC07/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090182437 - Method for operating and monitoring a control device, corresponding operating/monitoring device, control device and machine with such a control device, and uses of the method together with data storage media: There is described a method, wherein an interpreter program is executed on a control device and is adapted to access scripts having display components and program architectures. Said program architectures are enabled to access operating data of the firmware of the control device, said operational data being convertible to display... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090182438 - Numerical control apparatus and numerical control machine tool: A filter system for water and wastewater, includes at least one vessel having a plurality of filter modules and at least one feed space below the plurality of filter modules for a simultaneous feed of suspension that is to be filtered by the plurality of filter modules. Additionally, the system... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090182439 - System, method, and computer-readable medium for dynamic device discovery for servers binding to multiple masters: A system, method, and computer readable medium that facilitate broadcast of a device discovery beacon by a dynamic physical device wishing to bind to one or more control systems are provided. If the dynamic physical device comprises a server that is configured to bind to multiple master controllers, the dynamic... Agent: Rg & Associates
20090182440 - Automation network, access service proxy for an automation network and method for transmitting operating data between a programmable controller and a remote computer: There is described an automation network, an access service proxy for an automation network and a method for transmitting operating data between a programmable controller and a remote computer, wherein the operating data of the programmable controller can be transmitted via the Internet or an intranet by means of the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090182441 - Control loop and method of creating a process model therefor: In a control loop for regulating a combustion process in a plant having a controlled system for converting material by way of the combustion, with at least one flame body being formed, the control loop having at least one observation device for imaging the flame body and further sensors to... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
20090182442 - Framework for results interpretation and guided refinement of specifications for plc logic verification: A system and method for interpreting formal verification results of PLC logic code used to control a manufacturing process, or other automated process, where the interpretation process does not require highly skilled technicians having significant experience in computer and mathematical algorithms. The verification process includes providing a verification results summary... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20090182443 - Method for creating coopertition: One embodiment of the invention is a system and method for creating cooperation and gracious professionalism during a competition. According to one embodiment of the invention, a first participating player, team, or alliance is motivated to cooperate with a second participating player, team, or alliance by rewarding the first participating... Agent: Michelle Saquet Temple
20090182444 - Audio-visual beer keg system: An audio-visual system having a media player, one or more output devices and a housing assembly resembling a beer keg is described. According to one or more embodiments, the media player includes an audio device or video device and the one or more output devices are speakers, displays or a... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC
20090182445 - Techniques for improved playlist processing on media devices: An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device has the capability to store media device status information in persistent memory before powering down. Thereafter, when the portable media device is again powered up, the stored media... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/apple Inc.
20090182446 - Belt for continuously variable transmission and manufacturing method of the same: A method for manufacturing a belt for a continuously variable transmission (CVT) in which multiple V blocks of a plurality of types having different thicknesses are attached to an endless body. The method includes forming a plurality of V block groups respectively having a different ratio of different types of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090182447 - Method of establishing a lot grade system for product lots in a semiconductor manufacturing process: A method of establishing a lot grading system for lots in a semiconductor manufacturing process includes defining a new lot grade for at least one lot in the semiconductor manufacturing process. The at least one lot is has a current lot grade and the new lot grade is dependent upon... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Fishkill
20090182448 - Method to check model accuracy during wafer patterning simulation: A method, and computer program product and system for performing the method, is provided for designing a mask used in the manufacture of semiconductor integrated circuits, in which a model of the lithographic process is used during the mask design process. More particularly, the on-wafer process model is a function... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Dept. 18g
20090182449 - Machining method: The invention relates to a machining method for the machining of a workpiece (1) by means of a machining apparatus, including a control and/or regulating unit and a program-controlled data processing unit as well as a manipulator with a machining tool (2) for the manufacture of a three-dimensional structure (3)... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090182450 - Web application for increasing mold reusability: The disclosed invention enables the increasing of the reusability of molds for manufacturing parts using casting methods. It enables manufactures the searching and locating of molds which suit their needs. Thus, when needing to cast or inject a certain part, manufactures may reuse an existing mold instead of having to... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20090182451 - Method for controlling turning machining and nc machines suitable for turning machining: The invention relates to a modern method for the turning machining of appropriate machines, on which a workpiece (10) with a cutting edge (16) acts on a workpiece (18), with the machines displaying a round B axis around which the workpiece as a whole can be rotated, and a round... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen
20090182452 - Method of expanding a modular rack mount library: An expandable storage library for storing digital storage media, such as storage tapes or disks is provided. The library includes a base unit and robotic system to which additional expansion units may be added. Several expansion units may be installed in the library with the base unit so that the... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Sun / Stk
20090182453 - Robot for participating in a joint performance with a human partner: For a joint performance of a dialogue between a human partner and a robot, the robot analyzes phrase and action of the partner to detect a recognized behavior of the partner and analyzes a state of audience listening to utterances from the partner and the robot to detect a recognized... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson, P.C.
20090182454 - Method and apparatus for self-calibration of a substrate handling robot: A substrate-handling robot which serves a processing tool such as a plating tool may be automatically controlled by a controller to perform a self-calibration procedure. As part of the procedure, an end effector of the robot is moved to interact with sensors provided on a calibration fixture that is positioned... Agent: Dugan & Dugan, PC
20090182455 - System for instantly and remotely managing assets of air conditioning equipment: A system for instantly and remotely managing assets of air conditioning equipment is provided, which is applied to remote air conditioning equipment for processing instant network asset monitoring and asset management of the air conditioning equipment via network system. The system is characterized by providing instant control and management over... Agent: Law Offices Of Mikio Ishimaru
20090182456 - Programming control system for adjusting an air conditioning equipment: A programming control system for adjusting an air conditioning equipment is provided, which include an air conditioning control unit for being activated according to a preset time period, the air conditioning control unit to execute adjustment of the air conditioning equipment based on corresponding preset control parameters; accordingly, the programming... Agent: Law Offices Of Mikio Ishimaru
20090182457 - Protection gas control method and apparatus for non-sealed process chamber: The present invention relates to a protection gas control method and a protection gas control apparatus for a non-sealed process chamber. The protection gas control method comprising steps of: activating a protection gas control apparatus while coupling a protection gas to a plurality of throttle valves; defining an opening time... Agent: Wpat, PC
20090182458 - Method for deactivating at least one control part of a converter device: The invention relates to a method for deactivating at least one control part (1) of a semiconductor converter (5) and to a corresponding control part (1). The semiconductor converter (5) consists of the control part (1) and a semiconductor converter part (3) and the deactivation request (33) is received by... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen
20090182459 - Temperature controlling device of heating element and method thereof: A kind of temperature controlling device of heating element and method thereof detect the actual temperature of heating body of the heating element, and calculate the descending gradient and frequency of temperature based on the detected actual temperature. The norm signal is formed based on the actual temperature, descending gradient... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.07/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090177289 - Block-orientated control system having wireless gateway for communication with wireless field devices: An apparatus in a distributed control system having a network interface and wireless gateway coupled to the network interface. The network interface is configured to communicate with a network. The wireless gateway includes a wireless gateway function block application process configured to map process information between a wireless network having... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090177290 - Safety controller:
20090177291 - Dynamic controller utilizing a hybrid model: A system and method for predicting operation of a plant or process receive an input value from the plant or process. An integrity of a non-linear model corresponding to a local input space of the input value may be determined. The non-linear model may include an empirical representation of the... Agent: Fletcher Yoder Law (for Rockwell Automation)
20090177292 - Control system actuation fault monitoring: Methods and apparatus for monitoring and detecting failures in the actuation of a control system, such as a flight control system for an aircraft, include defining a nominal model of the control system in terms of the state variables of the control system, defining a model of an asymmetric “actuation... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090177293 - Method for negotiating a purchase price for goods: A method for negotiating a purchase price for an assembled good to be delivered to a purchaser is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes storing a value representing an estimated number of assembled goods desired for delivery in a particular time period, and using a computer program to estimate... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090177294 - Methods, apparatus, and media for controlling supply of a utility service to a load: Methods, apparatus, and media for controlling supply of a utility service to a load are disclosed. Generally, the embodiments may involve receiving representation of utility service supply to a load, receiving and storing in a computer data storage device a usage range representation comprising at least one expected value of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090177295 - Method and apparatus for transferring signal data: The invention relates to a method and device for transferring signal data from a sender to one or more receivers. The invention includes receiving a quantity as a function of time, arranging the quantity into a first polynomial to obtain values for polynomial coefficients of a first continuous signal, and... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090177296 - Position command generating device: A command generating device includes a command shape calculating unit for calculating an nth derivative command shape which is a fixed multiple of the nth derivative with respect to time of a position command for causing a machine to reach a target position at a positioning time so that a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090177297 - Methods and devices of multi-functional operating system for care-taking machine: The methods and devices of a multi-functional operating interface for a care-taking machine. The multi-functional operating interface of the care-taking machine includes: muscle stretch sensor, multiplexer amplifying wave filter, analog-to-digital signal converter, image processing unit, and muscle pattern database and control bus. Aided by the present muscle template training method... Agent: Venable LLP
20090177298 - Method and device for communicating change-of-value information in a building automation system: An automation component configured for wireless communication within a building automation system includes a wireless communications component, a processor in communication with the wireless communications component, and a memory in communication with the processor. The memory configured to store computer readable instructions which are executable by the processor to process... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090177304 - Control apparatus for music system comprising a plurality of equipments connected together via network, and integrated software for controlling the music system: Control node includes: current memories provided in corresponding relation to a plurality of equipments to store, for each of the equipments, a first current data set for remote-controlling an operational condition of the equipment and a second current data set for remote-controlling a logical connection between the equipment and another... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP
20090177300 - Methods and apparatus for altering audio output signals: Methods, systems and computer readable media for altering an audio output are provided. In some embodiments, the system may change the original frequency content of an audio data file to a second frequency content so that a recorded audio track will sound as if a different person had recorded it... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20090177303 - Personalized content distribution system: An audio program and message distribution system in which a host system organizes and transmits program segments to client subscriber locations. The host organizes the program segments by subject matter and creates scheduled programming in accordance with preferences associated with each subscriber. Program segments are associated with descriptive subject matter... Agent: Charles G. Call
20090177299 - Recording and playback of video clips based on audio selections: Video clips (160) are selected for viewing or recording in a video system (160) based on songs that are selected for play in an audio system (110). A history (120) of audio selections is maintained, and based on this history (120), the system identifies ‘favorite’ songs. The system searches sources... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090177301 - Scalable system and method for an integrated digital media catalog, management and reproduction system: A system and method for creating an integrated digital media management and reproduction device comprised of a database with key data values for a plurality of records, and a module with search controls that include sets of compound parallel attribute queries that can execute instructions for a data category, and... Agent: Momkus Mccluskey, LLC
20090177302 - Sensor information obtaining apparatus, sensor device, information presenting apparatus, mobile information apparatus, sensor control method, sensor processing method, and information presenting method: Disclosed is a sensor information obtaining apparatus that includes a plurality of sensors each configured to obtain positional information thereof, and a sensor position control unit configured to control positions of the sensors to be moved based on distribution of data obtained by the sensors and distribution of positions of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090177305 - Method for organizing a manufacturing or assembling process: A method and system for organizing a process having a plurality of operations is described. The process can be a manufacturing or assembly process. Some sequences of operations in the process are unfeasible. The method includes ordering the various operations of the process in a sequence by iteratively performing via... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090177306 - Press line system and method: An press line including at least one mechanical press with at least one electric drive motor, a ram, a mechanical unit for operating the press, and one other device or auxiliary production device. The press is arranged so that the speed of the at least one said drive motor may... Agent: Venable LLP
20090177307 - Production management system: There is provided a production management system that requires no backup step for performing a backup operation when trouble occurs in a robot, and can increase workability of a repair operation of the robot. The production management system for a production line mixedly including robot operation steps and manual operation... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20090177308 - Server and program: It is possible to compose a chart by filtering measurement information using a product wafer number in a server device including: an instruction receiving unit for storing therein plural measurement information, which is time sequential information measured in a plurality of manufacturing apparatuses and has a product wafer number and... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090177309 - System for building three-dimensional objects containing embedded inserts, and method of use thereof: A system for building a three-dimensional object with a layer-based additive technique, the system comprising a controller configured to receive build sequence data for the three-dimensional object, a head assembly in signal communication with the controller and configured to form a plurality of layers of the three-dimensional object based on... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090177311 - In-line lithography and etch system: The invention can provide a method of processing a wafer using Site-Dependent (S-D) processing sequences that can include S-D creation procedures, S-D evaluation procedures, and S-D transfer sequences. The S-D creation procedures can be performed using S-D processing elements, the S-D evaluation procedures can be performed using S-D evaluation elements,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090177310 - Method of controlling process parameters for semiconductor manufacturing apparatus: Methods and systems for adaptively controlling process parameters in semiconductor manufacturing equipment. An embodiment provides for gain scheduling of PID controllers across recipe steps. One embodiment provides a method for controlling a chuck temperature during a semiconductor manufacturing process, the method employing a first set of proportional-integral-derivative (PID) values in... Agent: Applied Materials/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090177312 - Postage meter system with integrated image sensor: A digitization device (26) for a postage meter system for postal articles comprising a contact image sensor (CIS 20A), a support on which this sensor is fixed, the support being arranged in a direction perpendicular to the advance of postal articles (10) in the postage meter system and having a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090177313 - Portable cement mixing apparatus: A portable cement mixing system uses ingredients such as cement, water and sand in predetermined quantities. A digital controller coordinates all of the operating elements of the apparatus for the entire mixing process and stores mixing programs relative to the mixing process for a variety of cements which includes the... Agent: Nawrocki, Rooney & Sivertson Suite 401, Broadway Place East
20090177314 - Automated data storage library with target of opportunity recognition: A system and computer program product are provided for utilizing target of opportunity to perform at least one special operation while a removable storage medium is mounted within a data storage drive for another purpose. The system comprises a tape library and a tape drive coupled to the tape library.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20090177316 - Automated pill dispensing systems configured for detecting bottles in output chutes and related methods of operation: An automated pill dispensing system includes an output chute configured to hold pill-containing vials and an optical sensor located at a predetermined location in the output chute. The optical sensor includes an optical emitter and an optical detector configured to be operated cooperatively to output a detection signal indicating a... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20090177315 - Product, dispenser and method of dispensing product: A method of dispensing product includes determining by a processor if product loaded into a dispenser is authorized for use in the dispenser by identifying a reference indication associated with the product; in response to determination that the product is authorized, dispense a first amount of product; and in response... Agent: Patent Group Ga030-43 Georgia-pacific LLC
20090177317 - Custom package wrap: One method embodiment herein inputs a package size and a package wrap pattern. The method calculates a sheet size corresponding to the package size, and prints the sheet of package wrap. The sheet of package wrap has the package wrap pattern and can have fold markings corresponding to corners of... Agent: Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC
20090177318 - Dispenser control system: An improvement for dispenser systems of the type having a dispenser controller and at least one dispenser, each dispenser having at least one actuator activated in response to a control signal from the dispenser controller. The dispenser controller is positioned at a location remote from the dispenser and, and includes... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
20090177319 - Electronic device for the sale of intangible products in vending machines: An electronic device for the sale of intangible products through vending machines that includes an interface to communicate with external peripherals through the MDB protocol, an interface to communicate with external peripherals through the RS232 standard, an interface to communicate with external peripherals through the DEX protocol, an interface to... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP
20090177320 - Method, medium, and apparatus for docking mobile robot: Provided are a method, medium, and apparatus for docking a mobile robot. The method includes: (a) receiving a docking signal, which is transmitted from a signal transmitting unit, by using a signal receiving unit loaded in the mobile robot while the mobile robot is moving; (b) estimating a range of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090177321 - Robot for participating in a joint performance with a human partner: For a joint performance of a dialogue between a human partner and a robot, the robot analyzes phrase and action of the partner to detect a recognized behavior of the partner and analyzes a state of audience listening to utterances from the partner and the robot to detect a recognized... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson, P.C.
20090177322 - Robotic platform for autonomous automotive vehicle development: A robotic platform for autonomous automotive vehicle development. The platform includes a frame having a plurality of wheels rotatably mounted to the frame. A motor mechanism is associated with at least one of the wheels and the motor mechanism is responsive to drive signals to rotatably drive its associated wheel.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.
20090177323 - Companion robot for personal interaction: A mobile robot guest for interacting with a human resident performs a room-traversing search procedure prior to interacting with the resident, and may verbally query whether the resident being sought is present. Upon finding the resident, the mobile robot may facilitate a teleconferencing session with a remote third party, or... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20090177325 - Actuator and robot: An actuator and a robot are capable of properly adjusting the compliance of the motions of links in response to external forces according to an environment or application. The actuator sets a drive command angular velocity on the basis of a desired motor angular velocity, which is the resultant angular... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20090177324 - Robot system and method for maxibags sampling in ore concentration processes: The robotic system is composed mainly of a robotic manipulator (1) of at least 5 degrees of freedom, and a gripping mechanism (2) which allows to take the sampling device (3) from a tool holder (4) located at on of its sides, moving it through a defined path to the... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC
20090177326 - Heater control architecture for an ice protection system: A heater control structure for an ice protection system is disclosed that includes a first multi-role logic block having a first scheduler to schedule the operation of an array of heaters and a first controller to control a first group of heaters within the array of heaters, wherein the first... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090177327 - Interactive adjustable media bed providing sleep diagnostics: An bedding apparatus is provided that allows a user the ability to control a bedroom environment using one selectable control. The apparatus includes an adjustable bedding unit and a computing unit coupled to the adjustable bedding unit. A number of controllable electronic appliances, having an effect on the bedroom environment,... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090177328 - System and method for shaft heat treament for correction slow roll: Certain exemplary embodiments comprise a method comprising a plurality of activities comprising, for a shalt of an electric motor, the shaft comprising a runout sensing area: determining an electrical runout value for the runout sensing area; rotating the shaft; and/or heating the runout sensing area of the shaft sufficient to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090177329 - Hydraulic control scheme for surface maintenance machine: A control system and method of use for controlling work output delivered to a floor surface by a work tool associated with a floor maintenance machine. The control system includes a hydraulic power source, a motor assembly coupled to the power source and the work tool, a pressure sensor in... Agent: Briggs And Morgan P.A.
20090177330 - Wireless moisture probe, receiving controller and irrigation control system: A control system for controlling at least one irrigation station in an irrigation system in accordance with an embodiment of the present application includes a moisture probe operable to gather moisture information regarding moisture present in soil at the irrigation station and to periodically transmit the moisture information wirelessly and... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090177331 - Energy-saving service offering method and apparatus therefor: An energy saving support service offering method includes introducing an inverter at least in a load facility having a motor with an expense of an energy saving support service provider and/or its cooperatives, and performing an electric power saving operation by an inverter control operation.... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090177332 - Power supply control system, power supply control device, control terminal, power supply control method, and program: A power supply control system, which allows the user to control, via a first network, the start or stop of power feeding to a power receiving apparatus connected to a second network, comprises a control terminal 13 connectable to the first network and a power supply control device 11 connected... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America
20090177333 - System, method, and article of manufacture for controlling operation of an electrical power generation system: A system, a method, and an article of manufacture for controlling operation of an electrical power generation system are provided. The electrical power generation system has a plurality of electrical generators electrically coupled to an electrical grid. The method includes obtaining a first output parameter value associated with the electrical... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20090177334 - Method and system for managing the power consumption of an information handling system: A method for managing the power consumption of an information handling system including a processor and an associated cooling system. The method may include providing power to the cooling system based on a performance/power balance setting, accepting a user input to adjust the performance/power balance setting, and adjusting the power... Agent: Baker Botts, LLP07/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090171471 - Monitoring and control apparatus for computer numerical control machines: A monitoring and control apparatus for monitoring and controlling computer numerical control (CNC) machines. The monitoring and control apparatus includes a monitoring and control device, a movement control card, and a movement control daughter card. The movement control daughter card is connected between the movement control card and a movable... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090171474 - Method, computer-readable medium, and system for discovery and registration of controlled devices associated with self-describing modules: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for the discovery and registration of controlled devices associated with self-describing Modules in a control system are provided. A controlled device associated with a self-describing module is coupled with a master controller on which the self-describing module is installed. A remote monitoring system is... Agent: Rg & Associates
20090171472 - Safety master: A safety master configured to communicate with a plurality of safety slaves over a safety field network or with a plurality of safety local I/O units connected by a safety back plane bus of the safety master, wherein each of the plurality of safety slaves and safety local I/O units... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090171473 - Storage system, storage system control method and storage system control apparatus: A storage system includes a housing, a cooling unit cooling the interior of the housing, and a plurality of control units adapted to control the cooling unit. The control units each include a mount state acquisition unit acquiring a mount state of the control unit in the housing, an operation... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090171475 - System, method, and computer-readable medium for development and deployment of self-describing controlled device modules in a control system: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for configuring a controlled device in a control system are provided. A self-describing device Module associated with a controlled device provides capabilities of a controlled device both at runtime and before installation. The controlled device Module includes a capabilities component that, when queried, provides... Agent: Rg & Associates
20090171476 - Control system for production machine: A system for controlling cyclic production machines (CPMs) includes a control processor linked to a plurality of controllers. One or more controllers, some of which may also serve as controllers of dispensing and dosing devices feeding the CPM with materials, are coupled to a CPM. An operator interface supporting one... Agent: Avia Kafri
20090171477 - Laser generated synthetic mega scale aperture for solar energy concentration and harnessing: Systems and methods are described that employ high-intensity lasers to set up a thin plasma sheet, also called a waveguide or “hot shell”, in the atmosphere as a function of beam intensity and geometry. A laser beam can be spread and directed with physical optics (e.g., lenses, mirrors, other optical... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20090171478 - Method, system and apparatus for controlling an electrical device: A system, method and apparatus for controlling an electrical device are provided. At least one image of at least one moving entity is processed, for determining if the at least one moving entity is at least one of entering and exiting a monitored area, and for determining if the at... Agent: Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.
20090171480 - Fully automated, computer-aided intervention apparatus with operational stabilization apparatus for malfunctions, and appropriate method: The invention proposes a fully automated, computer-aided intervention apparatus (80) with an operational stabilization apparatus (10) and an appropriate method for operational apparatuses (41), where appropriate intervention means (40) are activated by means of an activation apparatus (203) if an intervention event detected by means of at least one pickup... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090171479 - Plant control system: A plant control system includes at least one control apparatus, and an engineering apparatus for changing a security state of the control apparatus. The control apparatus includes: a security management part for accepting a security level change request downloaded from the engineering apparatus and changing a security level of the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090171481 - Automated abnormal machine tracking and notifying system and method: An automated abnormal machine tracking and notifying method includes automatically collecting and analyzing a plurality of test results to obtain a plurality of abnormal information, storing the abnormal information in a machine status database, respectively counting an integral value of each abnormal information of at least a related potentially abnormal... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090171482 - Attachment controller: A controller for a power machine attachment. The controller includes a computing device, a memory, and at least one sensor. The memory is programmed with an application program specific to the type of attachment, and operating parameters specific to planned use of the attachment.... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090171483 - Operator control unit and method for assigning an on-screen display to a softkey button: An operator control unit for operating a machine tool, a production machine, a crane and/or a robot, includes a screen, softkey buttons and an operating button. The operator control unit is designed such that on invoking an on-screen display, the invoked on-screen display is displayed. A user menu is displayed... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen
20090171484 - Self-describing device module and system and computer-readable medium for the production thereof: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for generation of a controlled device Module are provided. Various components are provided to a Module designer for selection, and the designer defines the interface APIs specifying the component functionalities. The designer may specify custom commands or events for the Module including Commands, Properties,... Agent: Rg & Associates
20090171488 - Extending digital rights management and authentication to audio speakers: A system and method for playing audio material is described. The audio material is illustratively downloaded from a network, or from a storage media, each coupled to a loudspeaker through a speaker drive unit. A speaker authorization signal is provided to the speaker drive unit from the network or storage... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090171487 - Method and system for synchronizing playing of an ordered list of auditory content on multiple playback devices: A method, system and program product for synchronizing playing of a playlist on multiple audio devices. The method includes installing code on multiple audio devices connected to a network, the code being configured to synchronize playing of a playlist on the devices, and configuring, using the code, one device as... Agent: Silvy Anna Murphy
20090171486 - Personal messaging device with visual indicators: The present invention relates to a personal recorder with indicator lights corresponding to each channel with visual indicators to see if there is a message on each channel.... Agent: Passe' Intellectual Property, LLC
20090171485 - Segmenting a humming signal into musical notes: A method (100) and apparatus (200) are disclosed for transcribing a humming signal into a sequence of musical notes. The method begins by grouping (305) the signal into frames of data samples. Each frame is then processed to derive (320) a frequency distribution for each frames. The frequency distributions are... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20090171490 - Identification of engineering intent requirements in an electronic environment: Engineering requirements are defined in an electronic environment. In one embodiment, a method includes providing at least one of a set of master requirements and a set of version requirements to be applied to the electronic product definition, and referencing an electronic reference document from at least one of the... Agent: Hugh P. Gortler
20090171489 - Interchangeable drive element for bottle or container supports in a container labeling machine or a machine configured to print information on bottles or containers, which interchangeable drive element is capable of being used in different container label: An interchangeable drive element for bottle or container supports in a container labeling machine or a machine configured to print information on bottles or containers, which interchangeable drive element is capable of being used in different container labeling or container information printing machines in bottle or container filling plants. The... Agent: Nils H. Ljungman & Associates
20090171491 - Rotor assembly system and method: A system for assembling a rotor stack having a plurality of rotor disks may include a measurement system for measuring characteristics of the rotor disks, a computer electronically connected to the measurement system for capturing data from the measurement system, and solid modeling software for creating a virtual stack of... Agent: General Electric Company
20090171492 - Method and apparatus for reducing setups during test, mark and pack operations: A method includes determining production targets for devices of different types in a production line. A queue level of devices of a first type that have completed performance of a first operation configured in accordance with a first setup state in the production line and await performance of a second... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson
20090171493 - System and method for performance based production scheduling and dispatching: Execution control systems for optimizing the efficiency of manufacturing processes are described in this application. For example, an execution management system may optimize IC processes and scheduling by analyzing a number of desired metrics along with system constraints, such as tool availability, tool reliability, etc, along with information from conventional... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090171494 - Concept for monitoring the manufacture of objects consisting of multiple material layers: The manufacture of an object consisting of multiple material layers successively built up one upon the other can be monitored in an advantageous manner in that after the application of a material layer, a height profile of a circumference of the object is established, such that after the application of... Agent: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Intellectual Property Department 823
20090171495 - Method of controlling statuses of wafers: A method of controlling statuses of a plurality of wafers is described. A status of a wafer among the wafers is determined. An action related to the status is taken, according to the status determined, to the wafer and/or other wafers to improve a yield or yields thereof.... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.
20090171496 - Knitting structure model generating program, knitting structure model generating device and knitting structure model generating method: A knitting structure model is generated from knitting structure data represented by specific symbols so that an individual can easily imagine what type of knit fabric will be knitted. A knitting structure data acquiring portion (11) acquires knitting structure data made up of symbols (T) representing a tuck, (W) representing... Agent: Casella & Hespos
20090171497 - Method and system for changing mold holder presses on carriages moving along a processing line: A plurality of carriages, each provided with a relevant mold holder press, are movable along a processing line comprising a press removal and/or replacement area. Whenever a carriage arrives in correspondence with the press removal and/or replacement area, a shuttle provided with gripping forks, comes alongside and is controlled to... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090171498 - Change replenishment management system and coin roll storage: The change replenishment management system includes a coin roll storage (1), a coin change dispenser (3), and a POS register (5). A control unit (16) of the storage (1) detects the presence and the denomination of a coin roll in a storage section of each drawer (11, 12, 13) in... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20090171499 - Energy-efficient compact device for dispensing and accumulating banknotes: The invention relates to an apparatus for accumulating and dispensing bank notes of various length, width and condition without appreciable deformation of current note and displacement of previously stacked notes, preferably having a device connected in series to verify genuineness of bank notes inserted. Apparatus comprises a lockable removable box... Agent: S. Warren Hall Dennison Assocs
20090171500 - Stowage data preparation device, stowage data preparation method, method for conveying goods into shipping receptacles, and distribution management system utilizing such device, and computer-readable memory medium and program utilizing these: A stowage data preparation device is provided which can reduce transportation costs by improving the goods per shipping receptacle loading efficiency regardless of worker proficiency, and which permits transportation costs and schedules to be determined accurately at an early stage, and enables systematically planned transportation of shipping receptacles (especially containers... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20090171501 - Systems and method for maintaining a gap between successive objects: Systems and method are provided for controlling a gap between objects to be scanned by security scanning systems. In one aspect, a method is provided for maintaining a predetermined gap between successive objects to be scanned by a security scanning machine. The method includes measuring an initial gap defined between... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22697) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090171502 - Dispense verification meters: A dispense verification meter for measuring and verifying dispense operations (e.g., actual dispensed volumes) of media dispense systems. The dispense verification meter preferably automatically corrects zero offset drift, preferably samples the flow rate of media being dispensed at a sufficiently high sample rate, and verifies whether the desired dispense operation... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090171503 - Gait generating device of mobile robot: The placement of the elements (mass points or rigid bodies having inertia) of a model expressing a robot 1 determined according to a first geometric restrictive condition from an instantaneous desired motion of the robot 1 is defined as a first placement, and provisional corrected instantaneous desired motions corresponding to... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20090171504 - Method and apparatus for detecting movement error in mobile robot: An apparatus and method for detecting movement errors due to the wheel slip or transient current generated while a mobile robot is traveling. The movement error detecting method includes: detecting movement of the wheels in a sensor part according to a movement command input to a drive motor, and outputting... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20090171505 - Device and method for controlling robot arm, robot, and robot arm control program: A control device (1) for a robot arm (8) which, if a human approach detection unit (3) detects approach of a person, performs control according to the impact between the robot arm (8) and the person, through an impact countermeasure motion control unit (4), by setting individual mechanical impedances for... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090171506 - Energy conservation system: An energy conservation system is provided to lower energy consumption in an unoccupied room. A master controller provides control of power consumption to an occupant of a room through an occupant action to create an occupied mode and otherwise be in an unoccupied mode. A thermostat is controlled by the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.
20090171507 - Gasket type orifice and pressure type flow rate control apparatus for which the orifice is employed: An orifice changeable pressure type flow rate control apparatus comprises a valve body of a control valve for a pressure type flow rate control apparatus installed between an inlet side fitting block provided with a coupling part of a fluid supply pipe and an outlet side fitting block provided with... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC
20090171508 - Remote control power distribution apparatus, power distribution system and method of remotely controlling types of power: A remote control power distribution apparatus (RCPDA) includes a power distributor and a cluster tool controller (CTC). The power distributor distributes user power to provide a plurality of required types of power to each of a plurality of device modules including at least one transfer module and a plurality of... Agent: Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP
20090171509 - Electric power flow control: A farm including a plurality of electric power generation units connected to a grid point of a power network. The power generation units are organized in a plurality of upstream branches. Each upstream branch is separable from an adjacent downstream branch by an interrupter.... Agent: Venable LLP
20090171510 - Method and system for controlling led with power line carrier: A method and a system for controlling LED with power line carrier are disclosed. The system contains a host controller, an electric power conductor, and at least a luminous device, and the luminous device further containing an environmental data collection module. The method comprises the steps of providing a power... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090171511 - System and method to establish and dynamically control energy consumption in large-scale datacenters or it infrastructures: A system and method for establishing and dynamically controlling energy consumption in large-scale datacenters or IT infrastructures. The system including a primary configuration server, a router coupled to the primary configuration server, and a plurality of power-managed domains/clusters coupled to the router. The primary configuration server distributes an energy target... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090171513 - Information processing apparatus and semiconductor storage drive: An information processing apparatus includes: a nonvolatile semiconductor storage device that is used as an external storage device, the device including: a printed circuit board; a nonvolatile semiconductor memory that is mounted on the printed circuit board; a memory controller that is mounted on the printed circuit board and controls... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090171514 - Method for improving the precision and reliability of circuit heating control through a 1 - wire sensor: A method for improving the precision and reliability of the heating control for an anesthetic machine circuit, comprises: a 1-wire temperature sensor is positioned in the anesthetic machine circuit and electrically connected to a control unit. The control unit reads the ID and verification code of the temperature sensor according... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090171512 - Optimized control system for cooling systems: A cooling system for providing conditioned air to a facility includes a chiller or other cooling subsystem, a cooling tower subsystem and one or more air handling units or process cooling units. The cooling subsystem may advantageously include one or more chillers (e.g., variable speed chillers, constant speed chillers, absorption... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.cPrevious industry: Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor
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