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Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications September class, title,number 09/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090240346 - Ethernet virtualization using hardware control flow override: A method of Ethernet virtualization using hardware control flow override. The method comprises providing, at a first logical entity of a first programmable logic device, control signals used for performing control-flow, selectively routing the control signals to a second programmable logic device that is external to the first programmable logic... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Richard Lau
20090240347 - Operating method for a control device of a safety-oriented automation device for checking the reliability of an automation system: Information describing an automation system is input into a control device of an automation device. The information the information includes a description of elements of the automation device, a description of interaction between the elements, and safety-related reliability information associated with the elements. The control device independently determines from the... Agent: Henry M. Feiereisen Henry M. Feiereisen, LLC
20090240348 - Editing lifecycle and deployment of objects in an industrial automation environment: An editor in an industrial automation environment comprises an input component that receives modification data relating to at least one of lifecycle and deployment of an object, the object is associated with a programmable logic controller and configured in accordance with a hierarchically structured data model. An implementation component can... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP Attention: Heather Holmes
20090240349 - Digital indicating controller: A digital indicating controller outputs data provided by performing control computation of input data and has a communication function with an external apparatus. The digital indicating controller includes a sequence computation section which executes a ladder program with at least any of the input data, the data provided by performing... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090240350 - Control device including a ball that stores data: A device for controlling movement of an object relative to an environment is disclosed. The device may include a ball configured to store data for determining at least an orientation of the object relative to the environment. The data may pertain to a plurality of possible orientations of the object.... Agent: Yi-ming Tseng
20090240351 - Programming electronic instruments by logging commands into a file format: Electronic instruments are communicatively connected to a processor. An application program is executed by the processor to communicate with the instruments. Electronic instrument commands for communicating with the electronic instruments are output from the processing element. The electronic instrument commands are logged in a file format. The logged electronic instrument... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20090240352 - Predicting tropical cyclone destructive potential by integrated kinetic energy according to the powell/reinhold scale: A method of predicting the destructive capacity of a tropical cyclone based on a new Wind Destructive Potential (WDP) and Storm Surge Destructive Potential (SDP) scales which provide a manner to rate the severity of hurricanes and typhoons, based on information provided in operational forecast and warning products, experimental wind... Agent: Novak, Druce & Quigg LLP
20090240353 - Method and device to manage power of wireless multi-sensor devices: An automation component configured for wireless communication within a building automation system is disclosed. The automation component includes a multi-sensor package, a wireless communications component, a processor in communication with the wireless communications component and the sensor package, and a memory in communication with the processor. The memory configured to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090240354 - Method for implementing a fishing contest: A fishing contest is implemented by entering a plurality of lures in the fishing contest, receiving fishing data used to judge the fishing contest from the plurality of lures, and determining a winner of the fishing contest in response to the received fishing data. Each lure includes a memory that... Agent: Bever Hoffman & Harms, LLP 901 Campisi Way
20090240356 - Audio signal reproduction apparatus: An audio signal reproduction apparatus reproduces an audio signal from a recording medium for recording an audio signal such as a CD. In the normal reproduction, on receiving a movement instruction (e.g., forward or backward jump instruction of music during reproduction) of a reproduction position of an input audio signal... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090240358 - Data reproducing apparatus, data reproducing method and information storing medium: When a plurality of items of data are sequentially read and reproduced from a data storing means which stores the data, data suited to a user's mood at the moment or a situation is selected to be reproduced without needing any complex operation. A data reproducing apparatus for sequentially reading... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20090240360 - Media player and audio processing method thereof: A media player includes an input unit for receiving an audio select input for selecting audio files to be played by the media player, audio decode units for decoding the audio files into corresponding audio signals respectively, and audio output channels for simultaneously outputting the audio signals respectively.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090240361 - Method and apparatus for creating a unique audio signature: A method and apparatus for creating a signature of a sampled work in real-time is disclosed herein. Unique signatures of an unknown audio work are created by segmenting a file into segments having predetermined segment and hop sizes. The signature then may be compared against reference signatures. One aspect may... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090240357 - Method for finding out the frame of a multimedia sequence: An electronic device is provided comprising a multimedia play unit and a processor. The processor receives a multimedia sequence, acquires a first bitrate of a first frame header from the received multimedia sequence, predicts a first length of a first frame comprising the first frame header by a formula employing... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090240355 - Multiuser playlist generation: Multi-user playlist generation is provided. Users submit their playlists; a pie chart (3-1) is displayed (S3) representing the multi-user playlist generated from the plurality of playlists, such that m the pie chart each user playlist is represented as a piece of the pie (3-11, 3-12); a first piece of the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090240359 - Realistic audio communication in a three dimensional computer-generated virtual environment: A participant in a three dimensional computer-generated virtual environment is able to control a dispersion pattern of his Avatar's voice such that the Avatar's voice may be directionally enhanced using simple controls. The audio dispersion envelope is designed to extend further in front of the Avatar and less to the... Agent: Anderson Gorecki & Manaras, LLP Attn: John C. Gorecki
20090240363 - Mobile paint system utilizing slider attribute prompts and reflectance memory storage: What is disclosed is a plurality of prepaints which are used in any combination to produce base paints and/or colored paints of varying end-use application characteristics. Additionally, a mobile paint factory for producing a plurality of lines of paints from a plurality of prepaints en route to and/or at various... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts
20090240362 - Simulation model creating method, mask data creating method and semiconductor device manufacturing method: A simulation model creating method computes, for measurement results of a line width of a resist pattern formed with varied an exposure amount and focus value, a permissible fluctuation range of the pattern line width from a distribution of the exposure amount and a distribution of the focus value; computes... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090240364 - Method and apparatus for designing and integrated circuit: Method and apparatus for designing an integrated circuit by adding a plurality of control points to an integrated circuit wafer design. Each control point has at least one attribute. Then, an integrated circuit wafer is manufactured using the integrated circuit wafer design. A defect on the integrated circuit wafer is... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department
20090240366 - Method and system for detection of tool performance degradation and mismatch: Autonomous biologically based learning tool system(s) and method(s) that the tool system(s) employs for learning and analysis of performance degradation and mismatch are provided. The autonomous biologically based learning tool system includes (a) one or more tool systems that perform a set of specific tasks or processes and generate assets... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090240365 - Test apparatus, test method and manufacturing method: There is provided a test apparatus for testing a plurality of devices under test. The test apparatus includes a signal input section that applies a test signal to the devices under test so as to cause the devices under test to concurrently output response signals, a combining section that generates... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090240367 - Cutting device, machining method, and die machined by the machining method: A cutting device is provided which can simultaneously achieve a shorter machining time, lower machining resistance during cutting, and high-precision machining. To be specific, the cutting device of the present invention includes a three-axis tool unit including a first actuator operating in a u direction, a second actuator operating in... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20090240368 - Method and apparatus for operating an automated high temperature thermal cutting system: A method for setting up a cutting table for an automated high temperature thermal cutting system can include providing a computer-readable product to, for example, a digital signal processor (e.g., CNC). The computer-readable product can include data for at least one part to be cut from a workpiece (e.g., a... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20090240369 - Method and apparatus for randomized record storage using bidirectional shifting: Method and apparatus for randomized record storage using bidirectional shifting wherein a printer is coupled to a conveyor system housed in a temporary storage bin. The conveyor system shifts in a bidirectional fashion to randomize the order of the printouts temporarily stored in the temporary storage bin and prevent the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090240370 - Automated testing system arrangements using docking station: Automated testing system arrangements using a docking station. One system includes a unit including: a) a polygonal base having a plurality of sides, a number of the plurality of sides including a docking station for mating with a mobile equipment carrying cart; and b) a robotic arm having a stationary... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090240372 - External system for robotic accuracy enhancement: The inventive concept of the metrology system (the system) actively determines the 6 Degree of Freedom (6-DOF) pose of a motion device such as, but not limited to, an industrial robot employing an end of arm tool (EOAT). A concept of the system includes using laser pointing devices without any... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20090240371 - Remote presence system mounted to operating room hardware: A robot system that includes a remote station and a robot face. The robot face includes a camera that is coupled to a monitor of the remote station and a monitor that is coupled to a camera of the remote station. The robot face and remote station also have speakers... Agent: Irell & Manella LLP
20090240373 - Establishing a use cycle using a container condition: An example method of establishing a use cycle using container conditions includes monitoring a container condition and adjusting a use cycle of the container or a component held by the container using the container condition.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney
20090240374 - Method of controlling air conditioner: A method of controlling an air conditioner is provided. The method may include determining whether the air conditioner is operating in an abnormal state, and, when the air conditioner is operating in the abnormal state, operating a compressor in a safe mode having a different frequency pattern than when it... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20090240375 - Vibration control system: A vibration control system and a method for controlling vibration in a material surface are disclosed, wherein the vibration control system provides a desired motion of the material surface while militating against any undesirable motion of the surface. The vibration control system includes a sensor disposed adjacent a material surface... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20090240376 - System and method for controlling flow characteristics: The system for controlling flow characteristics allows a user to selectively modify the inherent fluid flow characteristics of a fluid transmission system including a flow process controller and a control valve positioner. The system includes a programmable flow controller having an input adapted for receiving an input signal from the... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20090240377 - Power monitoring system: The invention provides a hierarchically accessible monitoring system configured to be used with a standby generator, and a method of remotely accessing generator information from a standby generator. The hierarchically accessible monitoring system includes an interface unit configured to receive information from the standby generator and to communicate the generator... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20090240378 - Concentrating control method of generating sets for grid energy saving and reduction of so2 discharge: A real-time and concentrating control method for generating sets for grid energy saving and reduction of SO2 discharge, comprising the following steps: 1) electric parameter parameters of each generating set are inputted to EMS, 2) received information is identified, confirmed, and saved into the original database, and then the data... Agent: Matthias Scholl
20090240380 - Energy management system: Feedback is received from a plurality of devices. External data is also received. Statistical patterns of the plurality of devices are determined based on the feedback. A policy is determined based on the statistical patterns, the feedback, and the external data. The policy may include a set of rules dictating... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, LLC
20090240379 - Operating method for a computer to determine optimized control sequences for an imaging medical system: A computer receives information about a measurement sequence to be implemented by a medical imaging system. The computer determines at least one group of preliminary control sequences for power control devices of the medical imaging system so that the power control devices are caused to control (activate) image-influencing emission devices... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20090240381 - Method and apparatus for controlling power consumption: Methods and systems are disclosed for controlling energy consumption at a facility, or a group of facilities, using current and future energy prices, and seasonal and environmental information to control a load shedding scheme.... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.
20090240382 - Method and system for controlling stability of electric power system: In the present invention, at each of the plurality of points in a wide area, the phase of voltage at a power supply outlet is detected. Data including the phase information and time information are sent to a data server. With one end of the system used as a phase... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC09/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20090234464 - Interface information outputting system: An interface information outputting system that maintains consistency between control parameter data set in a control information terminal by an operator and control parameter data set in an interface output section. In an embodiment, a control instructing section causes a status information generating and sending section to send its own... Agent: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP
20090234466 - Method and device for controlling a computer-aided arithmetic process in a technical system: Disclosed is a method for controlling a computer-assisted arithmetic process in a technical system, which is designed for interactive network-based use such that data is input by means of an interactive network-based operation. Said data is processed at least in part during the computer-assisted arithmetic process while the interactive operations... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090234465 - Method for safely operating an automation technology field device: In a method for safe servicing of a field device of automation technology, wherein the field device is connectable with a service unit via a communication connection, following invocation of a device description file belonging to the field device, a security program associated with the device description file is executed.... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090234467 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program: An information processing apparatus includes: model learning means for self-organizing, on the basis of a state transition model having a state and state transition to be learned by using time series data as data in time series, an internal state from an observation signal obtained by a sensor; and controller... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090234468 - Control system, control device, and control method: A control system includes a control device for controlling a plurality of actuators by executing a plurality of functions based sensor values from a plurality of external sensors and a function providing device for providing the control device with the functions to be executed by the control device. The function... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090234469 - Method and apparatus for driving a load: An output module for an Industrial Process Control System that drives a load in a failsafe manner. The output module drives a load in response to a driving signal and includes a controller that generates a command signal and a drive enable signal in response to said driving signal. A... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc./bf
20090234470 - Devices and methods for controlling content playback and ambience: A method for controlling the playback of content and/or the ambience for the playback is disclosed. The method may include receiving user input from an actuated button, which may represent a first button or a second button of a control device. The method may also include receiving a signal pertaining... Agent: Ipsg, P.C.
20090234471 - Industrial control with integrated machine vision: System and method for performing industrial control. A vision engine operable to execute vision functions to control a vision element in response to received asynchronous commands is stored on a vision system. An application programming interface (API) that provides access to the vision engine is stored. The API includes multiple... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20090234477 - Audio signal processing system: In an audio signal processing device having a plurality of tracks recording an audio signal supplied from any of a plurality of buses, when a track is selected in accordance with an operation by a user, a bus supplying the audio signal to the track is searched, and when an... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP
20090234479 - 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
20090234473 - Device, method, and system for displaying recorded data: A system for presenting recorded data includes an electronic device and a database connectable to the electronic device over a communications network, the electronic device including a recording unit to record data from a first direction, a positional arrangement to determine positional data of the electronic device, a directional arrangement... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20090234474 - Integrated fm/am receiver, recorder and audio/video player for vehicles: This invention relates to a device that is sized to fit into a receptacle for a vehicle radio (e.g., a car radio) wherein said device comprises functions and utility hitherto not associated with a vehicle radio. The device of the present invention comprises, for example, a means for inputting (or... Agent: David J. Wilson
20090234476 - Media player and play method: A media player includes a memory, a classification component, a content allocation component, a content acquiring component, and a content playing component. The memory stores history information having content information of a plurality of contents that were played on the media player. The classification component groups the content information of... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20090234475 - Process for managing digital audio streams: The object of the invention is a process for managing digital audio streams, consisting in creating digital audio streams called tracks (p1 to p21), whereby each of said digital audio streams corresponds to a sound signal, characterized in that it consists, at the time of creation, in combining said tracks... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090234472 - Pushbutton radio frequency identification tag for media content delivery: A media token with a pushbutton RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tag which, when activated by a button press, enables a globally unique identifier (“GUID”) encoded in the tag to be read by an RFID reader that is operatively coupled to a client device. The GUID is resolved by an on-line... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090234478 - Sound system, and controlling and monitoring method therefor: A plurality of amplifiers and PCs each having installed therein remote controlling software for controlling the amplifiers are connected to a network. Data stored in a memory of each of the amplifiers include a device ID, operation data and an area ID. Memory of each of the PCs stores therein... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP
20090234481 - Method and apparatus for geometric rotor stacking and balancing: A computer method or corresponding system for optimally balancing a rotor assembly. The computer system defines a theoretical centerline based on a mathematical model of the rotor assembly. For each disc or component of the rotor assembly, the invention system calculates rotor blade or bolt and washer distribution, based on... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090234480 - System and method for repairing and re-aligning damaged vehicle body and frame structures: Systems and methods for evaluating damage to a vehicle and controlling a vehicle repair process to bring all aspects of the damaged vehicle back within manufacturer's specification during repair. Processes for evaluating, measuring and repairing specified reference points on a vehicle are described. The processes include an incremental examination and... Agent: Charles A. Johnson
20090234482 - System, program and method for calculating equipment load factor: When inputted with a loading plan table file including item names to be loaded into a process line and the number of item names to be loaded, an equipment loop is executed for each equipment. The equipment loop includes an item name loop and a machine-type loop. In the item... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090234486 - Correction of loosely wound label rolls: In one aspect, a method of correcting a loosely wound supply roll to be used with a label applying machine is described. The method includes providing a supply roll having a material web wound thereon, the supply roll mounted on a supply roll spindle such that the material web is... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
20090234484 - Method and apparatus for detecting multiple anomalies in a cluster of components: A system that detects multiple anomalies in a cluster of components is presented. During operation, the system monitors derivatives obtained from one or more inferential variables which are received from sensors in the cluster of components. The system then determines whether one or more components within the cluster have experienced... Agent: Pvf -- Sun Microsystems Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090234485 - Method of performing measurement sampling of lots in a manufacturing process: A method of performing measurement sampling in a production process includes passing a lot through a manufacturing process, employing a set of combinational logistics to determine if sampling is indicated and, if sampling is indicated, establishing a sampling decision. The method further requires querying a set of lot sampling rules... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Fishkill
20090234483 - Remote access unit and method for managing welding devices connected to a network via interfaces: The invention describes a remote access unit (31) and a method for managing welding devices (1) which are connected to a network (27) via interfaces (28), including a connection for connecting to the network (27), a display for displaying the welding devices (1) and their parameters and/or configurations, a memory... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20090234487 - Assembly system: An objective of the present invention is to provide an assembly system capable of reducing the equipment space while various kinds of automotive parts are assembled on one production line. The assembly system assembles plural kinds of automotive parts consisting of a main body and a part to be installed... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090234488 - Robotic high density welding body shop: A method and apparatus for managing the delivery of component parts and tooling to a robotic welding assembly positioned on a motor vehicle body assembly line. Automatic guided vehicles deliver component parts from a source of parts to a parts staging area on the robotic welding assembly including a substage... Agent: Young Basile
20090234489 - Fitting systems: The invention relates to methods that correlate individual size-related measurements provided by a consumer to specifications of articles offered by a manufacturer or a business. The correlation enables a consumer to determine whether a specific article is appropriate for a particular consumer's size and/or fit needs. Size-related measurements or article... Agent: Jennifer D. Tousignant
20090234490 - Smart machining system and smart tool holder therefor: A smart tool holder is for use with a machine tool platform. The smart tool holder includes a body having a first end and an opposite second end, a processor disposed with the body, and a transceiver disposed with the body and in communication with the processor. The transceiver is... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
20090234491 - Numeric control engraving machine: The invention relates to a numeric control engraving machine which can be used to engrave different objects such as gems, plates of metal or another material, such as to produce the effect obtained by means of artisan engraving with a chisel, in which the tradesperson performs a downward/upward movement with... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090234492 - Arrangement for gathering or assembling printed sheets for producing bound printed products: An arrangement for gathering or assembling printed sheets into semi-finished products for producing bound printed products, the arrangement including a conveying device and a plurality of replaceable feeder units arranged side-by-side along the conveying device. Each replaceable feeder unit includes at least two feeders for supplying the printed sheets to... Agent: Venable LLP
20090234493 - Targeted product distribution system and method: A targeted product distribution system is described herein with respect to an exemplary management of product flow through a distribution center. Specifically, the system and method described herein is directed to the management and display of direct and easily-understood instructions, such that average individuals, as well as those with mental... Agent: Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
20090234494 - Targeted product distribution system and method: A targeted product distribution system is described herein with respect to an exemplary management of product flow through a distribution center. Specifically, the system and method described herein is directed to the management and display of direct and easily-understood instructions, such that average individuals, as well as those with mental... Agent: Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
20090234495 - Targeted product distribution system and method: A targeted product distribution system is described herein with respect to an exemplary management of product flow through a distribution center. Specifically, the system and method described herein is directed to the management and display of direct and easily-understood instructions, such that average individuals, as well as those with mental... Agent: Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
20090234496 - Optimisation of a material separation process: The invention concerns a method, device and computer program product for controlling a material separation process as well as to a material separating system. The material separating system comprises units separating desired material from undesired material, units measuring process output variables in the material separation process indicative of the degree... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20090234497 - Document discarding apparatus, document managing system, and computer readable medium: A document discarding apparatus includes: a metal detector that detects presence or absence of a metal embedded in a document; a code reader that reads a code; an instruction accept portion that accepts an instruction to discard the document; a document discarding portion that discards the document; a first determining... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090234498 - Belt driving controller and image forming device: A belt driving controller includes a driving roller connected to a driving axis, a plurality of driven rollers, an endless belt provided to surround the driving roller and the driven rollers in a tensioned state, a motor connected to the driving axis via a reduction mechanism; a first detector provided... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090234500 - Storage media library device: A storage media library device includes a media drive unit which writes and reads information on storage media, a media storage unit which stores the storage media, a robot which transports the storage media between the media drive unit and the media storage unit, a robot control unit which controls... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090234499 - System and method for seamless task-directed autonomy for robots: Systems, methods, and user interfaces are used for controlling a robot. An environment map and a robot designator are presented to a user. The user may place, move, and modify task designators on the environment map. The task designators indicate a position in the environment map and indicate a task... Agent: Traskbritt / Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
20090234502 - Apparatus for determining pickup pose of robot arm with camera: In an apparatus, a coordinate obtaining unit drives a robot to move a camera opposing a workpiece in a first direction such that the workpiece is captured in an FOV of the camera. The coordinate obtaining unit obtains second and third coordinates of a preset point of the robot arm... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090234501 - Work robot: A work robot for executing a work for operating an object includes a robot body for capturing an image including the object. During a teach mode, the captured image is correlated with an operation content taught by an operator and held. During a work mode, the captured image is acquired,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090234503 - Automatic switch device by sensing direction for a handheld apparatus having double-sided keypad arrangement: A switch device disposed in a handheld apparatus having double-sided keypad arrangement is capable of automatically switching to enable a keypad on an upward side and disable the downward keypad by means of sensing directionality of the apparatus. The handheld apparatus has a cuboidal housing, whose two opposite sides equip... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services
20090234504 - Lifting system: A lifting system (1) for lifting loads, for example for lifting and recovering an aircraft (2) following an accident is provided, and has a lift (6) which can be positioned underneath a load, in particular underneath a wing (5) of an aircraft. The lift (6) has at least three lifting... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090234505 - Ground wire adaptor: A ground wire adaptor for operatively connecting a low-voltage control unit (e.g. a thermostat) requiring a three-wire connection to a three-wire system-under-control (e.g. a HVAC system) using a two-wire conductor. A ground terminal and an output control signal of the control unit are interconnected such that the output control signal,... Agent: Vincent Patent Agency
20090234507 - Method and apparatus for programming food product status and holding systems: A remotely programmable food product holding system includes a hand held computer and a food product holding apparatus. The computer includes a processor, touch screen display, and a first communication interface. Data is entered into the hand held computer and transmitted to the food product holding apparatus. The holding apparatus... Agent: Bodner & O'rourke, LLP
20090234506 - Method for controlling and/or regulating room temperature in a building: A method controls and/or regulates room temperature in a building. The control of the room temperature can be switched between heating, neutral temperature and cooling according to an uncertainty of the internal and external increase of heat, said uncertainty being determined in the construction phase. The uncertainty is determined by... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090234508 - Method for triggering a plurality of valves, and control block having a plurality of valves: A plurality of valves are triggered so that a first valve is triggered by a first trigger signal and a second valve is triggered by a second trigger signal, the first trigger signal and the second trigger signal are each generated by generating a pulse width modulated frequency signal of... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby
20090234510 - Method for controlling a cluster of wind turbines connected to a utility grid, method for planning the strategy of a utility grid including a wind turbine cluster connected to the grid and wind turbine cluster: A method for controlling a cluster of wind turbines connected to a utility grid includes the steps of determining the frequency of the utility grid, detecting a frequency deviation in the utility grid, and disconnecting the wind turbines at different predefined frequency values above the nominal frequency value. A method... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20090234509 - Power control system and method: This invention discloses a power control system comprising a prime mover and a generator driven by the prime mover. A control device is coupled with the generator to ascertain a change in speed of the generator and vary an output power of the generator according to the change. The control... Agent: Law Offices Of Michael M. Ahmadshahi
20090234511 - Demand control device: A demand control device includes a predicted value calculating unit (21) arranged to calculate a predicted value of a power consumption integrated value for each one of a plurality of demand time intervals including a current demand time interval and a predetermined number of demand time intervals subsequent to the... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC
20090234512 - Power distribution, management, and monitoring systems and methods: Managing electrical power usage in a power distribution system. Power usage data indicative of electrical current flow through electrical outlets in the system are collected and displayed for a user. The user may select an outlet and issue a command to control current flow through that outlet. Environmental data may... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP
20090234513 - Electronic controller: The present invention relates to an electronic controller and a computer-implemented method for a water storage system. The water storage system (10) has a storage tank (12) connected to a main energy source (24) and a main water source (14). The electronic controller (22) is provided with at least one... Agent: Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, Lc Attn: BoxIPDept.09/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20090228116 - Safety control system: A safety control system includes a plurality of safety control stations connected to a control bus to communicate with other, and a link transmission communicating means having a function of transmitting own data to other safety control station at a fixed cycle via the control bus every safety control station... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090228117 - Device for controlling a regulated system, and an engine including such a device: This device for controlling at least one operating variable of a regulated system comprising: a filter module for filtering at least one setpoint input to the control device, the module using a first order integrator; and a correction module for correcting the variable by servo-control, the module taking account of... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP
20090228118 - Method for distributing software modules: A method for distributing software modules to control units, the software modules being assigned to the control units while taking safety-relevant classification features into consideration.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090228119 - Control of processes: A control system, for controlling a process that repeats in a number of cycles, is arranged to control at least one input to the process and to modify the input or inputs iteratively over successive cycles so that an output of the process approaches a desired reference output, and so... Agent: Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg
20090228120 - Apparatus for controlling at least one machine: The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for controlling at least one machine, such as an industrial robot, having drives, safety peripheral components and a controller for a machine, and also having a safety controller. In this arrangement, the safety controller has superordinate access over the respective machine... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20090228121 - Device management method, analysis system used therein, maintenance inspection support method, and maintenance inspection support apparatus used therein: A complete test involving the entire number of devices in a large group of managed devices (T) is periodically performed to determine whether the devices are operating normally or have a malfunction; a test result (Ic) is recorded in a management database (Db) for each cycle of the complete test,... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090228122 - System and methodology providing adaptive interface in an industrial controller environment: The present invention relates to a system and methodology providing adaptive user interface capabilities in an industrial control environment. A user interface is provided that can operate across various software and/or hardware platforms. The platforms can be adapted with smart devices and/or wearable devices to facilitate access to a control... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP Attention: Heather Holmes
20090228123 - Distribution of playlists among audio replay devices: Playlist information is distributed for use in a system of a plurality of audio replay devices. Each device comprises local storage for storing tracks. Playlist information items are generated, each for a respective track, each indicating a system wide playlist to which the respective track belongs and a sequential position... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090228126 - Method and apparatus for annotating a line-based document: To facilitate the use of audio files for annotation purposes, an audio file format, which includes audio data for playback purposes, is augmented with a parallel data channel of line identifiers, or with a map associating time codes for the audio data with line numbers on the original document. The... Agent: The Hecker Law Group
20090228127 - Method and device to process digital media streams: A digital processing circuit for processing media data includes a data path arranged to transmit at least media data along the data path between a plurality of processing modules connected serially. The data is transmitted directly from the output of a first module to an input of a second module... Agent: Creative Labs, Inc. Legal Department
20090228125 - Processing of heterogeneous media in a mobile computing device: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a media server for a mobile computing device that can efficiently arbitrate media content, such as audio or video, among a plurality of client applications. In some embodiments, audio from the client applications is handled based on buffers in an audio queue. The media... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20090228124 - Reproduction apparatus, head mount display device, and program for realizing the reproduction apparatus: A reproduction apparatus for reproducing contents data, containing at least one of audio and image, includes a reproducing unit reproducing contents data, a connecting unit connecting an external device to the reproducing apparatus, and a controlling unit having control within the reproducing apparatus according to both the presence or absence... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090228128 - Large scale supply planning: A production planning method inputs demands for products. The demands have multiple due dates, and the multiple due dates have different priorities. The method performs an explosion process utilizing linear programming and heuristics to identify demands for components that are used to make the products (the explosion process maintains the... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC
20090228129 - Yield prediction feedback for controlling an equipment engineering system: A yield prediction is received by a scheduling and dispatch controller, wherein the yield prediction is associated with a manufacturing tool and a product. A weighting of the manufacturing tool is adjusted in a routing algorithm based on the yield prediction. A cost-benefit analysis is computed that identifies a cost... Agent: Applied Materials/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090228132 - Method and apparatus for controlling stressed layer gate proximity: A method includes receiving a performance distribution for a plurality of devices to be fabricated in a semiconductor process flow. A performance target for a particular device is specified based on the performance distribution. A stressed material is formed in a recess adjacent a gate electrode of a transistor in... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson
20090228130 - Programming device and programming method: A programming device programs a machining control program to be used on a numerical control device for machining an object. A setting unit sets an axial direction of the tool with respect to the data on the machining-target area and sets a deepest position of a tip of the tool... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090228131 - Systems, devices, and methods for controlling electrical and optical properties of transparent conductors: Systems, devices, and methods for designing and/or manufacturing transparent conductors. A system is operable to evaluate optical and electrical manufacturing criteria for a transparent conductor. The system includes a database including stored reference transparent conductor data, and a controller subsystem configured to compare input acceptance manufacturing criteria for a transparent... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20090228133 - Microserver for managing an assembly or repair of a product: A method and system for managing a product during assembly or repair of the product includes use of a microserver configured to function as a local computing workstation and collect, store and process data for the product throughout the assembly or repair process. The microserver may be carried by a... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20090228134 - Determinant wing assembly: A method and apparatus for manufacturing wings includes a fixture that holds wing panels for drilling and edge trimming by accurate numerically controlled machine tools using original numerical part definition records, utilizing spatial relationships between key features of detail parts or subassemblies as represented by coordination features machined into the... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090228136 - Method and device for guiding a machine part along a defined motion path over a workpiece surface: A machine part (12) is guided along a defined movement path (28) over a workpiece surface (23). The machine part (12) is held at a defined distance (50) from the workpiece surface (23) during this movement. For that purpose, a distance sensor (14) is provided that runs ahead of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090228135 - Numerical control apparatus: A numerical control apparatus 101 includes: a machining-condition storage device 104 that stores in a storage device 107 machining conditions including a tool number, a servo-axis feed-speed instruction value, and a main-axis rotation-number instruction value, and override values of a servo axis and a main axis that are specified through... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090228137 - Method for testing the fit or for testing the imbalance of a tool: A method is provided for testing the fit or for testing the imbalance of a tool exchangeably accommodated in a tool spindle which is mounted for rotation about a central longitudinal axis and is rotationally driven by a spindle drive motor, including: inserting the tool on the tool spindle; making... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090228138 - Numerical controller controlling five-axis processing machine: A numerical controller for controlling a five-axis processing machine including three linear axes and two rotational axes for machining a workpiece attached onto a table thins out a command of a moving path of any one of the linear axes and a command of a tool direction if both of... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20090228139 - Bill acceptor with improved bezel: A bill validator for a vending machine including a bill validator housing having a pair of wing deflectors associated therewith in a sliding arrangement and a bezel having at least two indicator apertures in a faceplate portion thereof and further comprising a pair of opposing mounting wings, the mounting wings... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi
20090228140 - Device for machining continuously successively transported, flat objects or an almost endless web of material: A device for processing objects which are conveyed one after another in a continuous manner, or a quasi endless material web, includes tools revolving on a revolving path. In one variant of the device, the tools are controllably pivotable relative to the revolving path in a manner such that their... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20090228141 - Electrical equipment for material flow coordination between a plurality of conveyors, which are mechanically connected to one another, for conveying piece goods: The electrical equipment of mechanical conveyors and the associated material flow coordination between them, when a plurality of conveyors for conveying piece goods is connected, are provided. Intelligent motor starters are included, which are associated with the individual conveyors and respectively combine an autonomous totality composed of logic modules, and... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090228142 - Method of selecting a product from a refrigerated glass front vending machine: An improved method and apparatus for selection of vendible products provides designated product reference areas at a refrigerated double glass front vending machine for making viewable product selections thereon by applying a light tap at its outer glass pane and sensing the tap location by three or more spaced apart... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi
20090228143 - Method and apparatus for producing and selling paint: A paint manufacturing system includes a paint component storage system in fluid communication with a dispenser. A computer system is operatively coupled to the dispenser through the paint component storage system, and a computer network is in communication with the computer system. The paint component storage system flows a desired... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts
20090228144 - Method for calculating rotation center point and axis of rotation, method for generating program, method for moving manipulator and positioning device, and robotic system: Disclosed is a method for calculating a rotation center point on a plane of rotation of a positioning device by using a manipulator, the positioning device positions a workpiece by rotating the plane of rotation. The method includes: a first step of obtaining location information of a predetermined position on... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090228145 - Dynamic physical constraint for hard surface emulation: A method and apparatus for haptic hard surface emulation using a dynamic physical constraint are provided. The movement and position of the dynamic physical constraint is actively controlled in order to emulate a hard surface. The dynamic physical constraint may be controlled by a computer. In another aspect of the... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP
20090228146 - Reactor control method: A method is provided for controlling the operating temperature of a catalytic reactor using a closed-loop system that provides for varying the reactor input and other operating parameters in order to maintain the operating temperature of the reactor at or near the initial setpoint temperature for operation of the reactor.... Agent: Robert L. Rispoli Precision Combustion, Inc.
20090228147 - Apparatus and method for controlling air conditioner: An apparatus and method for controlling an air conditioner capable of reducing a fabrication cost by using one high-speed microcomputer and one port-ex-tension microcomputer, enhancing a reliability thereof by reducing a data communication amount between the microcomputers, and implementing a simple circuit construction. The apparatus for controlling an air conditioner... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20090228148 - Method and system of advanced fan speed control: According to some embodiments, a method, system, and apparatus to provide thermal management control. In some embodiments, the method includes receiving, by a control mechanism, a plurality of temperature representative signals from a plurality of temperature sensors, receiving a command signal from the control mechanism by an output weighting matrix... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20090228149 - Environmental control and power system: An environmental control and power system (ECAPS) including an ECU with at least one variable-speed compressor driven by a DC motor, wherein the ECU is adapted to condition air and output the conditioned air and a variable-speed diesel engine connected to a generator. The generator is configured to vary in... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090228150 - Hvac system: An HVAC system includes a fluid driven turbine configured to drive a centrifugal compressor and a permanent magnet motor/generator; a battery electrically connected to the permanent magnet motor/generator; and a controller for the battery and the motor/generator. The turbine, compressor and generator are coaxially positioned along a rotatable shaft. The... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090228151 - Power demand control system for air conditioning equipment: A power demand control system applicable to an air conditioning equipment is provided. The power demand control system includes a server unit connected to the network system and the network station and comprising a control interface module for providing a user control interface with a operation status displaying function and... Agent: Law Offices Of Mikio Ishimaru
20090228152 - Chiller adaptation for cold weather use: A chiller refrigeration system provides optimum operation of controlled cooling for a building during low ambient temperatures. The chiller refrigeration system includes a second receiver that stores sufficient refrigerant to flood the condenser at low ambient temperatures. The chiller refrigeration system also includes a pressure control valve to selectively bypass... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090228153 - Device and method for controlling valve: To provide a valve controller which is convenient for users in that, even users without abundant experience and expert knowledge can obtain the optimum operation performance for a short period of time; and it can be prevented that control performance is caused to be deteriorated on the contrary in dependence... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20090228154 - System and method for monitoring and managing electrical power transmission and distribution networks: A system and method for monitoring and managing electrical power transmission and distribution networks through use of a deterministic, non-iterative method using an holomorphic embedding and algebraic approximants for determining the real-time load flow in a power generating system having an electrical grid. Such method may be employed for real-time... Agent: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP Attn: Gregory M Stone
20090228155 - Display and management of events in transport refrigeration units: The status of a transport refrigeration unit and the load therein is established on a real time and batch time basis by continuously transmitting the cargo temperature or reefer return temperature, and determining conditions such as loading and unloading, open doors, waiting times, etc. This allows apportioning costs between the... Agent: Leo Stanger
20090228156 - Clothes refreshing apparatus and method for controlling the same: A fabric refreshing apparatus is provided. The fabric refreshing apparatus includes a case, and a door that selectively opens and closes the case. A receiving compartment may be formed in the case receive fabric articles. A refreshing apparatus coupled to the receiving compartment may include a steam generator that supplies... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP09/03/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20090222106 - Automation system and method for operating such an automation system: An automation system with a plurality of communicatively connected automation devices is disclosed. One of the connected automations devices serves as a domain controller and holds centrally in a memory data required for operation for the automation system and the automation devices. Hitherto frequently occurring multiple storage of such data... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090222107 - Modular safety switching system: A modular safety device (10) is set forth for the safe deactivation of actuators (22, 24) which form a hazard source, said safety device having a control module (12) with a central safety controller (26), at least one connector module (14) of a first type with inputs for the connection... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20090222108 - Integrated controls design optimization: A control system (207) for optimizing a chemical looping process of a power plant includes an optimizer (420), an income algorithm (230) and a cost algorithm (225) and a chemical looping process models. The process models are used to predict the process outputs from process input variables. Some of the... Agent: Alstom Power Inc. Intellectual Property Law Dept.
20090222109 - Position control apparatus including iterative learning circuit, exposure apparatus, method for manufacturing device, and iterative learning method for use in position control apparatus having iterative learning circuit including learning filter: A position control apparatus includes a detecting unit configured to detect a position of a control target, a subtracting unit configured to subtract an output of the detecting unit from a target value, an iterative learning control circuit including a filter into which a deviation between the output of the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090222110 - Fuzzy logic control and optimization system: A control system (300) for optimizing a power plant includes a chemical loop having an input for receiving an input signal (369) and an output for outputting an output signal (367), and a hierarchical fuzzy control system (400) operably connected to the chemical loop. The hierarchical fuzzy control system (400)... Agent: Alstom Power Inc. Intellectual Property Law Dept.
20090222111 - Hot water supply device: A hot water supply device has a host remote controller 27 and a bath remote controller 20 capable of establishing a call with the host remote controller 27. In the normal mode, the call signal of the interphone function is prioritized over the operation signal. The operation signal is transmitted... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090222112 - Safety device for the safe activation of connected actuators: A safety device (10) is set forth having at least one safety control (14) and having a plurality of outputs (22a-22j) for the safe activation of connected actuators (24a, 24b) and having inputs (18a-18e) for the reception of signals of connected sensors (20a, 20b) as well as having a serial... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20090222113 - Automation human machine interface having virtual graphic controls: Within an industrial automation environment, a human-machine interface (HMI) is provided comprising a HMI computer, a display electrically coupled with the computer, and a controller wirelessly coupled with the computer. The controller is configured to detect motion of the controller, and wirelessly transmit motion data related to the motion of... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc/sr
20090222114 - Control and communication system including at least one automation unit: A Control and communication system is suggested including at least one automation unit being adapted to run an operation program, and an engineering unit being adapted to modify the operation program, the engineering unit including a code-configurator, which is adapted to project automation functions of the operation program in the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090222120 - Handheld electronic pen with recording and playback modes: A handheld electronic pen having an audio recording mode and an audio playback mode. In the audio recording mode, the pen is configured to activate a microphone for recording audio, determine a position on an encoded substrate during interaction with the substrate associate said the position with the recorded audio.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20090222118 - Method and an apparatus for processing an audio signal: h
20090222119 - Multimedia system for dialysis machine: This patent application relates generally to dialysis machines.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090222117 - System, apparatus, and method for managing preloaded content for review on a handheld digital media apparatus: A portable digital media playback apparatus is preloaded with digital media files for preview. The files may be tagged with information to indicate the user wishes to purchase the digital media file or purchase certain digital rights associated with the digital media file. When the portable device is re-synched with... Agent: Dergosits & Noah LLP
20090222115 - Systems and methods for album playback in a random mode: An embodiment relates generally to a method of playback in a media player. The method includes retrieving at least one song from a media library in a random mode on a media player and playing the at least one song through the media player. The method also includes initiating an... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)
20090222116 - Wireless audio output device, wireless audio output system including the same and control method thereof: A wireless audio output device, a wireless audio output system including the same and a control method thereof are disclosed. When a user approaches the output device, while listening to music on a portable device, the output device automatically connects the wireless audio output system to the portable device, to... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20090222121 - Enhanced flattening for cable and wiring harnesses in computer-aided design drawings: Embodiments of the invention include a method for generating a two-dimensional (2D) flattened nailboard representation of a wiring harness in a three-dimensional (3D) computer-aided design (CAD) model. The nailboard representation invention may be used to provide a dimensionally accurate “flattened” view of a complex 3D wiring harness depicted in a... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090222122 - Spectacle lens supply system, ordering system, and manufacturing method: An ordering terminal (10) installed on an order side of a spectacle lens has a correction function concerning a measurement error measured by a spectacle frame shape measurement device (13), and transmits information necessary for machining the spectacle lens including the spectacle frame shape information to a spectacle lens manufacture... Agent: Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman
20090222123 - Method and system for scheduling a set of events in real time: A method and system for generating/regenerating a schedule of a set of events associated with at least one process in a manufacturing plant in real time. The schedule is generated/regenerated on the basis of the occurrence of one or more events associated with various processes in real time. The occurrence... Agent: William L Botjer
20090222124 - Estimation of process control parameters over predefined travel segments: A method of determining a segment-specific estimate of a parameter associated with a process control loop includes receiving signal data corresponding to a signal from a process control loop, storing the signal data, partitioning the stored signal data into a plurality of data segments and performing a statistical analysis on... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (fisher)
20090222125 - Method for manufacturing base member, method for manufacturing motor, method for manufacturing information apparatus, and base member, motor, and information apparatus: A machining operation step of performing an operation for machining the display portion as part of the machining step, and thereby making it possible to determine whether or not the material has been machined in the proper combination according to the corresponding machining program... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090222126 - Foodstuff equipment data integration system and data processing method thereof: A system and method integrates the functions of manipulating foods/beverages and the interactions of the information related with the manipulation. The system includes a remote server, and a foodstuff equipment operation system. The operation system further includes a foodstuff equipment comprising an operation circuit; a display panel; and a computer... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090222127 - System, apparatus and method for facilitating pattern-based clothing design activities: A system usable by a processor to enable a user to select a type of garment and view an image of the pattern for the garment. Under direction of the system, the processor enables the user to input data relating to the characteristics of an intended wearer of the garment.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090222128 - Methods and apparatus for operating an electronic device manufacturing system: Methods and apparatus for efficiently operating an electronic device manufacturing system are provided. In one aspect, an electronic device manufacturing system is provided, including: a process tool; a process tool controller linked to the process tool, wherein the process tool controller is adapted to control the process tool; a first... Agent: Dugan & Dugan, PC
20090222129 - Mothod and system for order fulfullment in a distribution center: Order allocation techniques that reduce the number of stops that a container makes in the process of fulfilling a customer order is disclosed. In one embodiment, this is accomplished by first identifying a pod that stocks the largest number of different items in a customer order. Then, a second pod... Agent: Ipventure, Inc.
20090222130 - Docking station for mounting and programming multifunction timer device and method: A multifunction timer device provides a time/date stamp on a dispensing container and includes a housing, a controller with a timer circuit contained in the housing, a display for displaying information from the timer circuit, and a multifunction input button. The input button is operable in predetermined sequences to select... Agent: J. Gordon Lewis
20090222131 - Internet capable browser dispenser architecture: The invention relates to an interactive fuel dispenser system having a plurality of fuel dispensers operating in conjunction with a local server. Each dispenser generally has two fueling positions, each with a graphical user interface through which a customer interacts. In contrast with efforts to turn fuel dispensers into super... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
20090222132 - Paste dispenser and method for controlling the same: A paste dispenser and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. The paste dispenser includes a stage having a substrate mounted thereon, at least one nozzle dispensing a paste on the substrate by relative movement between the nozzle and the substrate, a measuring means provided at a position facing... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20090222133 - System and method for controlling a robotic arm: A method of controlling the position of an elongate robotic arm comprising articulated segments. An actuator is associated with each segment to control its position, and a control system operates the actuators. Data representing the position of the arm is gathered and compared to input data that represents a required... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20090222134 - Camera-based monitoring of machines with mobile machine elements for collision prevention: In modern industrial robots which move at considerable speeds, collisions generally cause serious damage to the robots and the collision objects. This can lead to injuries and expensive production stoppages. In a method for collision-free interaction between a machine having mobile machine elements and objects in its vicinity, safety regions... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090222135 - Method for teaching carrier means, storage medium and substrate processing apparatus: The present invention is intended to achieve more accurate and facilitated positioning of a carrier onto a table, in a substrate processing apparatus configured for placing the carrier storing multiple sheets of wafers therein, on the table, by using a carrier arm. Before the carrier is actually carried by the... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20090222136 - Control and optimization system: A system for optimizing a power plant includes a chemical loop having an input for receiving an input parameter (270) and an output for outputting an output parameter (280), a control system operably connected to the chemical loop and having a multiple controller part (230) comprising a model-free controller. The... Agent: Alstom Power Inc. Intellectual Property Law Dept.
20090222137 - Automated shade control method and system: This invention generally relates to automated shade systems. An automated shade system comprises one or more motorized window coverings, sensors, and controllers that use one or more algorithms to control operation of the automated shade control system. These algorithms may include information such as: 3-D models of a building and... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20090222138 - Ventilator control optimizer: A ventilator control optimizer allowing the control of a ventilator without the need for manual input. The ventilator control optimizer analyzes trends in indoor environmental conditions (dew point, relative humidity, etc.) and makes decisions based on these trends. The ventilator control optimizer is able to change ventilator fan speeds depending... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
20090222139 - Method and apparatus for coordinating the control of hvac units: A control strategy for heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) units used to condition the environment in data centers and other commercial buildings such as retail stores with an open-plan design is provided to coordinate the operation of the actuators of the HVAC units. A supervisory controller receives feedback signals from... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090222140 - System and a method for optimising and providing power to a core of a valve: A system for optimizing the power to a movable valve core includes a controller for providing a control signal to the core, which is movable between first and second positions. With the core in the first position, the control signal has a hold voltage, and the controller measures a first... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP
20090222141 - Wireless extension to an irrigation control system and related methods: Several embodiments provide wireless extensions to an irrigation controller system and related methods of use, as well as other improvements to irrigation control equipment. In one implementation, an irrigation control system includes a transmitter unit including a controller and having a connector to be coupled to an irrigation controller having... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20090222142 - 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 receiving information from the at least one sensor and predicting a future operating characteristic.... Agent: Brenda Pomerance Law Office Of Brenda Pomerance
20090222143 - Methods and apparatus using hierarchical priority and control algorithms for grid-integrated vehicles: A method and apparatus for managing system energy flow. The apparatus includes an energy storage unit to store energy to be used by a system and a power conversion unit configured to be coupled between the energy storage unit and a utility grid. The apparatus also includes a controller to... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090222144 - Systems and methods for electromechanical oscillation monitoring: Systems and methods for electromechanical oscillation monitoring are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method for monitoring electromechanical oscillation in a power system includes forming a power density spectrum in frequency domain based on phasor measurements collected from a plurality of locations in the power system and identifying an oscillation... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090222145 - Control of a system with a large thermal capacity: The invention provides a method and a system for controlling floor heating or climate regulating systems with long time constants. According to the invention, a flow of a fluid is provided through the floor or through a similar medium with large thermal inertia. An induced heat is determined by adding... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20090222146 - Method of controlling a cell that is used for the rapid cooling of a cooked product in order to preserve same: The invention relates to a method of controlling a cell that is used for the rapid cooling of a cooked product in order to preserve same, essentially comprising an insulated chamber, an interior air circulation device, a cold production element having a heat exchanger which is generally placed inside the... Agent: Trego, Hines & Ladenheim, PLLC
20090222147 - Temperature controlling apparatus, information processing apparatus, and recording medium: A temperature controlling apparatus determines a fan rotation speed from a surrounding noise and a fan noise, measures a temperature of a large scale integration (LSI) device or the like that is a controlled object, determines, in a cooling capacity range of the determined fan rotation speed, an operating clock... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa GlobalPrevious industry: Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor
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