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Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090326678 - Model predictive control with variable trajectory sharing: One or more techniques are provided for the sharing of variable trajectories between multiple controllers in a control system. In general, the present technique is based upon the sharing of predicted desired variable trajectories between multiple controllers requiring a common input variable. In one embodiment, a common input variable is... Agent: Susan M. Donahue Rockwell Automation, Inc./fy
20090326679 - Behavior estimating system: A behavior estimating system is provided. According to the system, an estimated trajectory which provides the basis on which the behavior of an agent is controlled is generated according to a second model which represents a motion of an instructor in which the position and the displacing velocity of the... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20090326680 - Method and apparatus for optimizing, monitoring, or analyzing a process: The invention presents a method and an apparatus for optimizing or monitoring or analyzing process sequences of an automated device, such that a visualization of the data sets is implemented by means of a display means 12a, b, c, with the use of at least one first and one second... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building
20090326681 - Systems and methods for projecting in response to position: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that are related to projection.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090326682 - Lead-lag filter arrangement for electro-pneumatic control loops: A lead-lag input filter is connected ahead of a positioner feedback loop having one or more valve accessories, such as a volume booster or a QEV, to overcome slow dynamics experienced by the accessories when receiving low amplitude change control or set point signals. A user interface is connected to... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (fisher)
20090326683 - Control system of a technical installation: A control system of a technical installation including at least one field device which makes available at least two redundant protocol values that are converted by the control system into a single non-redundant functional value is provided. The control system is provided with at least two redundant communication channels for... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090326684 - Home network device information architecture: A method and system for providing a user interface for a user to discover and control devices that are currently connected to a network, such that at least one of the devices performs steps, by: (a) obtaining information from one or more of the devices currently connected to the network,... Agent: Myers Andras Sherman LLP
20090326685 - Mobile programmable control device: Mobile programmable control device which functionally combines within itself the traditional tasks of a programmable logic controller (PLC) and an active RFID transponder (tag), or, as the case may be, which integrates a PLC and an active RFID transponder in hardware and software terms. The application program for the control... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090326686 - Parameter setting device for motor driver: A parameter setting device includes a microprocessor, a command port, a display unit, an input unit, and a memory unit. The microprocessor electrically connects to the command port, the display unit, the input unit, and the memory unit.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090326687 - Meal planning and preparation system: A meal planning system includes memory having appliance user domain data and control system domain data. One or more instances of appliance user domain data are bound to one or more instances of control system domain data or one or more instances of other appliance user domain data. The appliance... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750
20090326688 - Systems and methods for fitting golfers with golf clubs: Golf club fitting systems and methods include: (a) receiving input data indicating a golfer's driver loft angle and shaft flexibility characteristic; (b) determining initial candidate fairway wood clubs based on this data; and (c) identifying the initial candidate fairway wood clubs. Such systems and methods further may include: (d) receiving... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20090326690 - Audio watermarking technique for motion picture presentations: Audio watermarking of a motion picture film containing a DTS® sound track occurs by selectively deleting one or more identifiers that appear within the synchronizing codes in the sound track. Upon screening of the film by a projector a DTS® reader will send information to a DTS® CD player which... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20090326692 - Digital-to-analog converter for reducing pop noise and harmonic tone and related converting method: A digital-to-analog converting (DAC) circuit is utilized for converting a 1-bit stream into an analog output signal. The DAC includes an N-bit encoder, a multiplexer, a low-pass filter, and a digital-to-analog conversion circuit. The N-bit encoder is utilized for receiving the 1-bit stream and encoding the 1-bit stream to generate... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090326689 - Portable media player having a flip form factor: A portable media player is configured with a flip form factor in which a flip cover is hingedly fixed to a main body portion of the player. The flip cover rotates about the hinge between open positions that expose the display screen and user controls of the player and a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090326691 - Programmable sound player: The present invention relates generally to a programmable sound player comprising a body member, which for a substantial part is of roughly spherical ellipsoid shape; a base member joined to the body member, for resting on a planar surface; a plurality of function buttons disposed on a bottom surface of... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20090326693 - Method for designing progressive refraction lens, method for manufacturing the same, and eyeglasses lens supplying system: A subject matter is to provide an efficient method for designing a progressive refraction lens in consideration of not only its optical performance but also its appearance performance. The method for designing the progressive refraction lens includes a step (S030) for determining addition power of an entire lens that is... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090326694 - System and method for developing automated templates for knowledge capture: A system, method, and computer program product for automated development of templates for knowledge capture for use in computer aided design and manufacturing. A method includes receiving a user selection of one of a plurality of parts to be developed into a product template. The method also includes receiving data... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090326696 - computational method for design and manufacture of electrochemical systems: A method for manufacturing an electrochemical cell. The method includes generating spatial information including an anode geometry, a cathode geometry, a separator geometry, and one or more current collector geometries. The method also includes storing the spatial information including the anode geometry, the cathode geometry, the separator geometry, and the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090326697 - Semiconductor manufacturing automation system and method for using the same: A semiconductor manufacturing automation system for automatically manufacturing a plurality of semiconductor products by using a plurality of tools is provided. The system comprises a database, a receiver module, a data retriever and a data loading module. The database stores a plurality of manufacturing recipes with respect to the semiconductor... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090326695 - Throughput/yield optimized model predictive control: The present invention provides novel techniques for optimizing throughput and yield using model predictive control techniques. In particular, the present techniques are presented in the context of biofuel production, wherein the trade off between yields of biofuel production and overall system throughput may be optimized. However, the present techniques may... Agent: Susan M. Donahue Rockwell Automation, Inc./fy
20090326698 - System and method for tracking transports in a production process: A method of tracking transports in a production process including processing a first transport in a first system, developing changes for the first transport, and updating the first system with the changes developed for the first transport. The method also includes processing a second transport in a second system, developing... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe
20090326701 - Method and device for adjusting gap dimensions and/or an offset between a vehicle hood and the remaining vehicle body: The invention relates to a method and a device (1) for adjusting the gap dimensions and/or an offset between a movable hood (2) of a motor vehicle and the remaining body (3) of said motor vehicle. The hood (2) is first fitted and retained in a roughly adjusted assembly position... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker
20090326700 - Method for monitoring the physical state of a hot-rolled sheet or hot-rolled strip while controlling a plate rolling train for working a hot-rolled sheet or hot-rolled strip: A method of monitoring the physical state of a hot-rolled sheet or hot-rolled strip while controlling a plate rolling train for the reversing working a hot-rolled sheet or hot-rolled strip is disclosed. For the reversing rolling of the hot-rolled sheet or hot-rolled strip a rolling stand is provided. At a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090326699 - System and method for monitoring completed manufacturing operations: An electronic torque wrench having a flexible head provides accurate torque measurements irrespective of the angular position of the head relative to a handle on which the force is applied. The head includes first and second portions connected by at least three pivotal links. One of the links is used... Agent: Tung & Associates / Randy W. Tung, Esq.
20090326702 - Potted insert installation and validation: Methods and computer storage media provide for the installation of potted inserts and installation validation. According to embodiments described herein, an insert is placed within an insert aperture of a panel or other structure. Potting compound is injected into a potting cavity surrounding the insert through a fill hole in... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, LLC
20090326703 - Integrated miniature microelectronic device factory: An integrated miniature factory for fabrication of a device is provided. In one example, the factory includes an enclosure, multiple compartmentalized process modules, and a transportation mechanism. The compartmentalized process modules are configured to removably couple to the enclosure. Each compartmentalized process module is sized to receive a substrate on... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p
20090326704 - Processing lots through a cluster tool having multiple processing chambers: Processing a lot through a cluster tool having multiple processing chambers includes dispatching a lot to a cluster tool having a plurality of processing chambers, determining which of the plurality of processing chambers are active processing chambers and inactive processing chambers, setting a recipe for processing the lot utilizing the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Fishkill
20090326705 - System and method for cutting surface of core insert: A system for cutting a given portion of a surface of a core insert includes a piezoelectric actuator, a turning tool, a rotating member, a driving unit and a numerically-controlled unit. The controlling unit stores coordinates of the storing coordinates of each point on the given portion of the surface... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090326706 - Optimal dimensional and mechanical properties of laser sintered hardware by thermal analysis and parameter optimization: A process of for creating process build parameters includes creating a set of process build parameters for laser-sintering of a part based on a thermal model of a parts bed of a laser sintering machine and empirical data from prior laser-sintered parts built in the parts bed.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney
20090326707 - User-portable radio telephone delivery container and related apparatus and method: A user-portable radio telephone delivery container (40), the delivery-container comprising: an inner container (42); and an outer container (41) adapted to entirely enclose the inner container, the inner container having one or more compartments defined therein, one compartment adapted to contain a user-portable radio telephone, the outer container (41) being... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090326708 - System and method for remotely buying, renting, and/or selling media discs: A kiosk or machine for buying media discs includes a dispense/receive system for dispensing the media discs to consumers and receiving media discs from customers, a disc identification system for identifying the media discs, a disc transfer system for moving the media discs within the kiosk, a control system operably... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20090326709 - System and method for data collection and analysis using robotic devices: A system, method and computer program product for data collection and analysis using robotic devices. The system comprises creating a map of a facility, loading at least one position and at least one task onto a robotic device, autonomously navigating the robotic device to the at least one position to... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
20090326710 - Behavior control system: A behavior control system is capable of causing an agent carry out a task by smooth motions. The behavior control system makes it possible to reproduce a typical shape characteristic of a reference trajectory, i.e., the characteristic of a motion of an instructor carrying out a task, by using a... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20090326711 - Multi-arm robot system interference check via three dimensional automatic zones: A system and method for controlling avoiding collisions in a workcell containing multiple robots is provided. The system includes a sequence of instructions residing on a controller for execution thereon to perform an interference check automatic zone method. The interference check automatic zone method includes the steps of: determining a... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20090326712 - Calibration for vehicle body assembly: A system (10) and method for performing robotic vehicle body assembly with cyclical temperature calibration using laser position sensing.... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20090326713 - Autonomous mobile robot system: The possibilities of collision of a mobile robot with objects can be reduced significantly in actual robot movements. In an aspect of the present invention, there is provided an autonomous mobile robot system including a mobile robot and a computing system. The mobile robot includes: a sensing section for measuring... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090326714 - Robotic arms: A robotic arm of the “top following” type, which can advance into an environment is covered is covered by a sensorised skin. The arm can thus detect a parameter of the environment, and the shape can be adjusted accordingly.... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20090326715 - Method for biofuel life cycle assessment: A method for calculating the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy efficiency, and natural resource requirements of a biofuel production system, using a life cycle assessment of biofuel production from the creation of material inputs to finished products, and producing a GHG emissions inventory from fossil fuels and a few key... Agent: University Of Nebraska-lincoln Office Of Technology Development
20090326718 - Calibration device, method and system for a container crane: A device, method and system for automatic calibration of a container crane, the container crane being controlled by a system including a first sensor (LPS) and/or a second sensor (TPS), are provided. A calibration rig is arranged in a fixed position and includes a plurality of markers, each arranged at... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20090326716 - Control device for an auger type ice making machine: A control device for an auger type ice making machine according to the present invention includes a driver circuit that drives a geared motor for rotating an auger; a voltage detector that detects an input voltage applied to the geared motor; a current detector that detects a motor current flowing... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090326717 - Method and control system for controlling the load-handling elements of a fork-lift truck and a regulating apparatus for controlling the control system: The invention relates to a method for controlling the load-handling elements of a fork-lift truck, the load-handling elements being used in the method to grip the load to be handled. The load-handling elements are operated using an electrically controlled operating device, which is controlled using an analog control voltage formed... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.
20090326721 - Control device, control method, and control program: Provision of a control device, method and program capable of performing a suitable temperature control in a room having an equipment installed therein. A control device controls air-conditioning of a room having installed therein a plurality of pieces of equipment each being capable of drawing outside air to thereby cool... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090326722 - Method and system for using status indicators in wireless communication with medical devices: The invention, in general, relates to communications systems for medical devices. In particular, the present invention is directed toward a communications routine for a medical infusion devices and a remote control unit that includes data elements within the transmissions that indicate the operating status of the infusion device.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20090326719 - Method for detecting abnormality in fluid supply line using fluid control apparatus with pressure sensor: A method for detecting abnormality in a fluid supply line is provided that uses a fluid control apparatus with a pressure sensor so that abnormality of malfunction and sheet leaks of a plurality of valves incorporated into the fluid supply line can be checked easily, promptly and accurately by operating... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC
20090326720 - Multi-channel chemical transport bus for microfluidic and other applications: A controllable multiple-channel chemical transport bus routing and transport of fluids, gasses, aerosols, slurries and the like within a larger system. The system and methods are applicable for use in Lab-on-a-Chip (LoC) technology, and may be useful in the implementation of reconfigurable LoC devices. Routes through the bus are determined... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20090326723 - Irrigation control system: An irrigation control system and method for controlling irrigation based on weather data. Weather data such as wind, temperature, solar radiation, humidity, and rainfall, may be collected at one or more weather stations for a region. The weather data may be compiled on a computer and transmitted to a paging... Agent: Grant R Clayton Clayton Howarth & Cannon, PC
20090326724 - Control of combined storage and generation in distributed energy resources: A microsource is provided, which includes an energy storage device, a power generation device, and a controller. The energy storage device is operably coupled for power transfer to a load through a first power bus. The power generation device is operably coupled for power transfer to the load through a... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (warf)
20090326726 - Aggregator, monitor, and manager of distributed demand response: The invention broadly encompasses a system including a database to store demand response data, the demand response data including demand response agreement parameters, demand response load and energy demand characteristics of one or more demand response customers, the demand response load characteristics including power consumption capacity of each of one... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20090326725 - Managing electric power consumption: A system for monitoring and managing electric power consumption at a customer location includes a plurality of devices located at various points on a mains distribution network at the customer location, each of the devices being programmed to monitor electric power consumption, and a central processing device located at the... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090326727 - Adaptive power system: Aspects of the disclosure provides an adaptive power system to relieve manual efforts for performing appropriate power procedures. The adaptive power system can include a power source unit including a plurality of power sources and a power bus. The power source unit can be configured to provide electrical power from... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090326729 - Energy arbitrage by load shifting: Methods and systems are provided for realizing energy cost savings through load shifting utilizing a battery bank that may serve as a battery back-up on a premises for providing power in the event of a grid power outage or curtailment. A budget of unreserved cycles of battery charging and discharging... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (dc/orl)
20090326728 - Systems and methods for controlling power usage on a device: A method for controlling power usage on a device is described. A job is received at a device. The job is classified as an on-demand job or as a non-on-demand job. The job is placed on an on-demand job queue if the job is an on-demand job. The job is... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman
20090326730 - Apparatus and method for controlling activation of an electronic device: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for controlling the activation of an electronic device. For a desired activation ratio, which defines the “ON” time relative to the “OFF” time of the electronic device for a given time period, the method and apparatus according to the present invention evaluates... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property And Standards
20090326731 - Distributed intelligent remote terminal units: Multiple autonomous intelligent Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) are positioned on distribution lines in an electrical power grid. The intelligent RTUs are capable of performing advanced analytics on power flowing through the distribution lines, thus providing accurate real-time analysis of the power.... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090326732 - Protecting secret data entry from infrared and audio eavesdropping: A method for protecting a data entry device from eavesdropping includes masking a signature of entry resulting from entry of data by a user of the data entry device so as to reduce the detectability of the signature by eavesdropping. The signature may include a temperature differential in the data... Agent: Stevens & Showalter, L.L.P.12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090319056 - Method for operating a control unit: A method for operating a control unit, such a control unit, and a computer program and computer program product for implementing the method are provided. In this context, the control unit is able to assume multiple states, a transition state being interposed during the transition from a first state to... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090319057 - Lighting control system and control system: The present invention includes a lighting control system provided with two or more lighting devices and one or more illumination comparing devices; wherein the illumination comparing device supplies to the lighting devices a comparison result in which a sampled illumination of an arbitrary position and a target illumination are compared;... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090319058 - Systems and methods for immersive interaction with actual and/or simulated facilities for process, environmental and industrial control: The invention provides, in some aspects, systems for interaction with a control environment that includes controlled equipment along with control devices that monitor and control that controlled equipment. According to some of those aspects, such a system includes first functionality that generates output representing an operational status of the controlled... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20090319059 - Apparatus and method for model predictive control (mpc) of a nonlinear process: A method includes obtaining a nonlinear process model modeling a nonlinear process to be controlled. The method also includes obtaining an objective function defining how the process is controlled. The method further includes obtaining a control model defining a dynamic feasible region associated with a controlled variable, where the controlled... Agent: Anthony Miologos Honeywell International Inc.
20090319060 - Continuously scheduled model parameter based adaptive controller: An adaptive process controller performs continuously scheduled process model parameter interpolation to determine a particular set of process model parameters which are used to develop controller tuning parameters for controller tuning. More particularly, a state-based, adaptive PID controller described herein uses a new technique to determine an appropriate process model... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (fisher)
20090319061 - Apparatus for integrating device objects into a super ordinated control unit: An apparatus for integrating device objects into a superordinated control unit for field devices in automation technology, wherein a predetermined operating system runs on the control unit, the control unit communicates via a fieldbus with the field devices and the device objects serve for servicing the field devices. A communication... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090319062 - Apparatus for automatically registering topology of individual components of a process installation in automation technology: An apparatus for automatically registering topology of individual components of a process installation in automation technology. The components include field devices ascertaining or influencing physical and/or chemical, process variables. A superordinated control unit is provided, which communicates with the field devices via a fieldbus protocol conventional in automation technology and... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090319066 - Audio reproducing apparatus: An audio reproducing apparatus has a correction coefficient holding means (6) for holding at least one set of correction coefficients (K0) based on an inverse characteristic (H0) of a transfer characteristic from a speaker means (10) to a listening position (13). The correction coefficients are derived by convolution of an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090319065 - Efficient asynchronous sample rate conversion: Asynchronous sample rate conversion for use in a digital audio receiver is disclosed. Different algorithms are applied for the upsampling and downsampling cases. In the upsampling case, the input signal is upsampled and filtered, before the application of a finite impulse response (FIR) filter. In the downsampling case, the input... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090319064 - Multimedia player: A multimedia player is provided. The multimedia player can be selectively operated in a first mode or a second mode, and includes a plurality of multimedia sources, a USB hub interface, and a processor. The plurality of multimedia sources provides multimedia data when the multimedia player operates in the first... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090319063 - Splittable portable media player as remote control: A novel media delivery system is disclosed with a splittable portable media player, which comprises a user interface unit and a storage unit. The user interface unit includes a user interface and a cache that stores metadata for media files. The storage unit includes a media file system and a... Agent: Yang Pan
20090319067 - Method for sequence programming of an enjection molding cycle of an injection molding machine: Disclosed is a method for programming the progress of an injection molding cycle of an injection molding machine. The injection molding cycle includes several sequences which are manually started as a whole or in part in a setup mode and in a teaching mode. In the setup mode, parts of... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen
20090319069 - Reconfigurable garment definition and production method: Computer-aided design and manufacture software and hardware automate garment and fashion definition and production. Configurable garment includes ornamental element, pattern display, and personal identifier and wireless sensor electronics.... Agent: Fernandez & Associates LLP
20090319068 - System and method for mass custom manufacturing of dental crowns and crown components: A Mass Custom Manufacturing System and methods are provided. A single master file is created for a restoration (or multiple restorations for a single patient) from a scan. Copings/cores, abutments and other companion pieces are designed using the master file through a deconstruction method allowing for simultaneous CAM of those... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090319071 - Methods for controlling time scale of gas delivery into a processing chamber: A method for establishing a mass flow controller (MFC) control scheme, which is configured for reducing a time scale for gas delivery into a processing chamber, for a recipe is provided. The method includes identifying a set of delayed gas species utilized during execution of the recipe with a set... Agent: Ipsg, P.C.
20090319070 - System and method for discrete supply chain control and optimization using model predictive control: A system includes a first controller configured to monitor processes associated with a process facility and to generate control data for optimizing the process facility. The system also includes a second controller configured to use stochastic calculus of variations calculations to modify at least a portion of the control data.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090319072 - Tag label producing apparatus: This disclosure discloses a tag label producing apparatus comprising: a printing device; a transmitting/receiving device that performs information transmission/reception; a feeding device that feeds said tag medium; a coordination control portion; a communication determining portion that determines whether or not information transmission/reception has succeeded; and a decision portion that decides... Agent: Day Pitney LLP
20090319073 - Material transport systems using autonomous controls: The control processes can also be implemented as rules-based machines, determining the proper action based on a set of fixed or programmable rules. Alternatively, the control processes may also execute traditional software algorithms. The control processes are designed such that, together they achieve the process flow and throughput requirements previously... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC
20090319074 - Method for compensating for tool processing variation in the routing of wafers/lots: A method for increasing overall yield in semiconductor manufacturing including routing wafers or wafer lots from tool to tool in a manner which at least partially neutralizes or compensates for processing variations. A system for increasing overall yield in semiconductor manufacturing includes a module for recording processing data from plural... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090319075 - Automated process control using an optical metrology system optimized with design goals: Provided is a method of designing an optical metrology system for measuring structures on a workpiece wherein the optical metrology system is configured to meet a plurality of design goals. The design of the optical metrology system is optimized by using collected design goal data in comparison to the set... Agent: Tokyo Electron U.s. Holdings, Inc.
20090319076 - Reconfigurable garment definition and production method: Computer-aided design and manufacture software and hardware automate garment and fashion definition and production. Configurable garment includes ornamental element, pattern display, and personal identifier and wireless sensor electronics.... Agent: Fernandez & Associates LLP
20090319077 - Control of a machining operation: A method for performing a machining operation on a part uses closed-loop control, based on feedback of information measured from the part, from the tools and machines, and from the environment, to modify the controlling parameters for the machining operation. By recording the information for all machining operations, statistical data... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090319078 - Method for shipping an item using an electronic envelope: The disclosed system enables a sender to ship an item in an envelope using a mobile shipping application running on a computing device or carrier computer. This system includes an electronic envelope having an updateable flexible electronic visual display that displays shipping information transmitted by a carrier computer via a... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090319079 - Medical cart, medication module, height adjustment mechanism, and method of medication transport: A medical cart is described and includes a work platform having a work surface and at least one compartment, a base, and a height adjustment mechanism for adjusting the height of the work platform relative to the base. A medication module is described and includes a plurality of compartments. The... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090319080 - Banknote processing device: In addition to storing cassettes (16a) to (16f) that store banknotes that are dispensed when money is normally dispensed, a bait money storing portion (14) is provided that stores bait money serving as an emergency banknote to be dispensed in case of an emergency. When the bait money is requested... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090319081 - Method and system for designing and checking safety zones of a robot: A method for simulating a movement zone of a robot having at least one data processing installation, simulating at least one movement path of the robot, comprises providing a number of selectable points on the at least one movement path of the robot, calculating a braking path for each of... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090319082 - Robot and method of controlling walking thereof: A method of controlling walking a biped robot to generate a walking pattern maximally similar to that of a human includes generating a walking pattern, calculating a walking pattern similarity corresponding to the walking pattern, and comparing the walking pattern similarity with a predetermined reference pattern similarity, and changing the... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090319083 - Robot confinement: A method of confining a robot in a work space includes providing a portable barrier signal transmitting device including a primary emitter emitting a confinement beam primarily along an axis defining a directed barrier. A mobile robot including a detector, a drive motor and a control unit controlling the drive... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090319084 - Method and means for tracking corrosion-related plant operation costs: A method of controlling corrosion-related plant operation costs is provided, the method including: accumulating real-time corrosion measurements relating to a plant operation; calculating a relative degree of corrosion value that includes consideration of the real-time corrosion measurements; comparing the relative degree of corrosion value to an expected corrosion progression value... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090319085 - Control system and method for oxygen sensor heater control: The present disclosure provides a control system for a heating element used in an oxygen sensor. The control system comprises a rate module that periodically determines a rate of change of current through the heating element and a temperature adjustment module that periodically compares the rate of change and a... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090319086 - Seat device: An airplane seat includes a processing unit, adapted to operate actuators, and a memory unit in which at least one comfort position transition dataset for bringing about a comfort position transition between at least two comfort positions is memorized. The processing unit, in at least one operating mode, is adapted... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090319087 - Method for controlling cooled or heated water pump of air conditioning installation: The method for controlling a cooled or heated water pump of an air conditioning installation wherein; upon the heat source 1 is operated in room cooling or heating mode to bring the temperature of the water within the predetermined range of temperature, a motor 10a for driving the pump 10... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090319088 - Methods and apparatus for controlling operation of a control device: Methods and apparatus for preventing stiction in control devices are provided. In one aspect, a method for controlling dither in a control device includes coupling a signal input of the control device to an analog output module, generating an output signal, and transmitting the output signal from the analog output... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20090319089 - Connection apparatus for parallel running generators: An apparatus for connecting two generators to run in parallel including a conductive path that connects the generators to an electrical load, a switching circuit that opens/closes the conductive path, a current sensor that detects current flowing the conductive path and an electronic control unit comprising a microcomputer. The control... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090319090 - Energy optimization system: A system for optimizing a usage of energy based on cost, carbon footprint, and/or other criteria. The usage may be optimized for the next day or more. The optimization may deal with renewable energy, grid energy and stored energy. Various inputs may be considered for optimization, which could include energy... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090319091 - Methods, circuits, and computer program products for disabling of electrical appliances during cold load pickup: Methods of controlling activation of electrical appliances can include reducing overlapping activation time of different electrical appliances located at a single customer location of an electrical service provider during cold load pickup as a default condition upon determination of restoration of the electrical power to the single customer location subsequent... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20090319092 - Model based optimization of multiple power generating units: A method and apparatus for optimizing the operation of a single or multiple power generating units using advanced optimization, modeling, and control techniques. In one embodiment, a plurality of component optimization systems for optimizing power generating unit components are sequentially coordinated to allow optimized values determined by a first component... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310
20090319093 - Methods and processes relating to electricity power generation and distribution networks: According to an aspect of the invention a method is provided comprising: providing a model for a predetermined location within an electrical power system having therein distributed resources (DR), the model based on known system conditions, the model indicative of first sensed characteristics of the electrical power system at the... Agent: Freedman & Associates12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090312845 - Modular engineering system: The modular engineering system contains interacting controllers (1-3), each of them is connected with the group of peripheral equipment located in one of the complex's zones, which includes transducers, executive devices and announcers; controllers (1-3) are universal and operate using the standard software, and their interfacing with peripheral equipment (10-15)... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20090312846 - Apparatus for detemining and/or monitoring a process variable: An apparatus for determining and/or monitoring at least one process variable of a medium. The apparatus includes: at least one sensor unit for registering the process variable, wherein the sensor unit produces measurement signals; at least one electronics unit for controlling the sensor unit, wherein the electronics unit has at... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090312847 - Two sensor control: This invention relates to methods of using two sensors to control an object. Keyboards use down and up scan codes to produce data. This invention can use either the down or up scan codes to produce functions or shift modes. Using only the down scan codes can be used to... Agent: Ezra Sutton, P.A. Suite 201
20090312849 - Automated audio visual system configuration: Automated configuration of an audio-visual system is made by determining a configuration for the system based on positioning information corresponding to a location of a user. Determination may further account for ambient conditions, content presented via the system, performance characteristics of the system, physical attributes of the user, preferences of... Agent: Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung, LLP
20090312848 - Self-learning of the optimal power or performance operating point of a computer chip based on instantaneous feedback of present operating environment: Sensors on the integrated circuit are used to detect the current operating state of the chip, such as frequency, voltage, temperature characteristics, or variation in the integrated circuit manufacturing process. In response, the integrated circuit may choose to modify operational parameters (such as frequency, voltage, or power-down states) in order... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090312850 - Simulation apparatus, model for simulation, and apparatus forming model for simulation: A simulation apparatus is composed of an integrated plant model process unit 1, virtual ECUs 50A to 50C that simulate other controllers, and a simulation management unit 2 that manages the execution of an input and output process to a real ECU 300, a process by the integrated plant model... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090312851 - System and method for bioprocess control: A system and method for controlling a bioprocess equipment (FIG. 1) includes developing a process model. The process model can be applied for process control purposes.... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.
20090312852 - Auto-tuning electro-hydraulic valve: A flow control valve includes a housing that includes a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet, a first work port and a second work port. The housing defines a spool bore and a pilot spool bore. A main stage spool is disposed in the spool bore. A pilot stage spool is... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090312855 - Method for operating an automation system: A method of operating an automation system with a plurality of automation devices connected for communication with a central unit is provided. Each automation device handles communication in accordance with a send clock. The central unit stores for each automation device accessible for communication information about the send clock for... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090312854 - Methods and systems for transmitting information associated with the coordinated use of two or more user responsive projectors: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that are related to coordinated projection from two or more projectors.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090312853 - Wireless building control system bridge: A building control system is described that includes a building controller and a bridge. The building controller may control one or more portions of a building control system and may communicate with the bridge over a wired network. The bridge may be coupled to the building controller and may be... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090312856 - Method and system for measuring task load: A method for determining the task load in real-time. The method takes a difference in real-time between a first count value from a free running counter prior to a task executing, and a second count value after the task stops running. The task load may then be determined by using... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090312857 - Programmer actuator system and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a programmer actuator system includes: placing a programming assembly, having socket boxes, in the programming actuator system; and clamping the programming assembly in the programming actuator system using a pivoting arm bracket.... Agent: Law Offices Of Mikio Ishimaru
20090312858 - Method for defining safe zones in laser machining systems: A method for defining machine cutting path safety zones for use in laser machining devices. The method includes indentifying safety zone positional coordinates in a computer aided design model, using a machine vision system to image the modeled physical machining device, determining the positional difference between the design model safety... Agent: Electro Scientific Industries Inc. C/o Young Basile Hanlon & Macfarlane, P.C.
20090312859 - Modifying entry angles associated with circular tooling actions to improve throughput in part machining: An apparatus for controlling a trajectory along which a tooling positioner system moves tooling for machining multiple features of the same type in a component includes a first tooling trajectory having an entry velocity at a time when the tooling begins machining a first feature and an exit velocity at... Agent: Young Basile
20090312860 - Method for automated creation and display of assembly documentation for custom hearing aid manufacturing: A method for updating manufacturing documents with changes in bill of materials information includes generating and storing the manufacturing documents including wiring diagrams and the like in a standard format, such as a PDF document, but without including the bill of materials information in the manufacturing document. The bill of... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20090312861 - Sewing machine and computer-readable medium storing a program for sewing buttonhole: A sewing machine that includes an image capturing device and a sewing device. The image capturing device captures an image, and the sewing device sews a buttonhole having a length in accordance with a shape of the button, based on an image of a button captured by the image capturing... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090312862 - Methods and systems for predictive torch height control: A method for controlling a height of a cutting torch, includes loading a workpiece onto a numerical control machine, scanning the workpiece with a scanning device at a plurality of discrete points on an upper surface of the workpiece, measuring an X-, a Y-, and a Z-coordinate for each respective... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP
20090312863 - Methodology for evaluating valve seat characteristics with a vision-based system: A system and method for inspecting a machined surface. The method includes acquiring optical information of the machined surface from a predefined orientation. Further, the method includes comparing one or more parameters of the optical information with a corresponding one or more reference parameters. Furthermore, the method includes assessing a... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20090312864 - High rack with stored goods selection: A storage rack with a multiplicity of stacked supports for supporting containers transferable by means of an automatic storage/retrieval device, featuring at least one access opening for storage/retrieval of containers and including a computer in which information as to the stored articles is saved, at least one digital camera being... Agent: Stephen B. Salai, Esq. Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
20090312865 - Article metering system: A system for metering articles (C) includes staging conveyor (16) and a transfer conveyor (26) extending along a conveyor path. The transfer conveyor (26) has at least two independent sets of conveying elements (44, 48). The system also includes a supply unit and a control unit (40). A first set... Agent: Meadwestvaco Corporation Attn:IPLegal Department
20090312866 - Display apparatus for vending machine, vending machine and control method with the same: A display apparatus for a vending machine that has a goods storage to store a plurality of goods, and an outlet to accommodate the goods, which are discharged from the goods storage, to be taken out, the display apparatus includes: an input part through which a plurality of goods is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090312867 - Gait creation device of leg-type mobile robot: A provisional desired motion trajectory of an object is determined based on a moving plan of the object. Then, it is determined whether a robot leg motion can satisfy a necessary requirement. The requirement is related to a position/posture relationship between the object and the robot, and a determination of... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20090312868 - Manipulator and manipulator posture control method: A manipulator 1 includes an arm unit 3 rotatably provided on a main unit 2. A posture detector 10 executes a control to incline the arm unit 3 obliquely backward with respect to a moving direction P when the main unit 2 of the manipulator 1 is moved. Thus, the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090312869 - Robot, robot control method, and robot control program: A robot 100 includes an image input means 201 that receives an image and outputs image data, an image processing means 202 that receives the image data and generates and outputs an image recognition result, a restraint processing means 204 that outputs an operation instruction for altering a behavior while... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090312870 - Manipulator, manipulator collision detecting method and manipulator control method: A manipulator is provided with a first link, a second link, first and second differential input shafts rotatably supported on the first link, a differential output shaft rotatably supported on the second link, a differential gear mechanism for rotating the differential output shaft about two axes orthogonal to each other... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090312871 - System and method for calculating location using a combination of odometry and landmarks: Disclosed is a system and method for calculation a location in a real-time manner using a combination of odometry and artificial landmarks. The system for calculating a location comprising a landmark detection unit detecting an image coordinates value of the artificial landmark corresponding to a location in a two-dimensional image... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090312872 - Methods and systems for manufacturing modified asphalts: Methods and systems for efficiently manufacturing modified asphalt materials include agitating a base asphalt at a high shear rate using an in-line mixer equipped with a rotor-stator mixing tool while simultaneously exposing the asphalt to oxygen by blowing an oxygen-containing gas at a high gas flow rate through openings in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090312874 - Apparatus and method for providing cooling to multiple components: Methods and systems for processing memory lookup requests are provided. In an embodiment, an integrated circuit includes an input configured to receive a first control signal and an output module configured to generate an output signal based at least on the first control signal and a second control signal generated... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090312873 - Security gate: The invention relates to an access lock for cyclically permitting people to pass through. The access lock has at least two locking elements (12, 14), with each of the locking elements (12, 14) being movable, independently of the respective other locking element (14, 12), on a closed path between a... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20090312875 - Method and an arrangement for dampening vibrations in a mast structure: A method and an arrangement for dampening vibration in a mast structure of a mast truck where the critical characteristics of the mast structure and/or of the vibration are measured, computed, measured and computed or at least some of the characteristics are fed to the computing system in advance, the... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20090312876 - Mass flow controller: In order to provide the mass flow controller, the mass flow controller has: a control section 5 that calculates an opening control signal to be supplied to a flow rate control valve based on a predetermined calculation formula including at least a flow rate measurement value and a flow rate... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090312877 - System and method of controlling heat dissipation gate: A heat dissipation gate control system includes a magnetic element, an electromagnetic element and an elastic element. The magnetic element is coupled to a heat dissipation gate. The electromagnetic element is provided for generating a magnetic force to enable the magnetic element to drive the heat dissipation gate open. The... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090312879 - Method for controlling the operation of a device for dispensing hot liquid: A beverage maker (1) for making a hot beverage comprises a boiler (30) for heating a quantity of water, and a pump (40). When the beverage maker (1) is operated, a heating element (32) of the boiler (30) is activated, and the water inside the boiler (30) is heated. When... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090312878 - Precision pen height control for micro-scale direct writing technology: An apparatus for precision pen height control which includes a dispensing member, a fluid dispensing system, a vertical position sensing system, and a vertical position controller The fluid dispensing system is in fluid communication with an opening in the dispensing member via a tubular member. A vertical position sensing system,... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20090312881 - System and method for centralized monitoring of distributed power transformer: The present invention refers to a system and method for monitoring and controlling the operational condition of a power transformer. The system for monitoring and controlling the operational condition of a power transformer comprised at different substations comprises a plurality of substations, each substation comprising a control panel linked to... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20090312880 - System and method for monitoring and controlling the operational condition of a power transformer: The present invention refers to a system and method for monitoring and controlling the operational condition of a power transformer. The system for monitoring and controlling the operational condition of a power transformer comprised in a single substation comprising a control a control and data processing station linked to the... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20090312882 - Systems and methods for automated simulation of a propulsion system and testing of propulsion control systems: A multiple application automated test set (MAATS) system can simulate the operation of a power plant. To simulate the operation of the power plant, the MAATS system can be configured to “stand in” for the power plant by receiving the control signals from a controller and by generating electrical signals,... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group, LLP
20090312883 - System for controlling a power, water or gas supply: The invention relates to a system for controlling a power (6), water (18) or gas (17) supply in emergency and energy saving situations. The system comprises one or more detectors (2, 8, 14, 15, 16) for indicating various service conditions of a monitored space, a control unit (1) as well... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20090312884 - Method for power sharing and controlling the status of a display wall: Described is a method for power sharing of a display wall, in particular of a LED display wall having a plurality of display modules, and a plurality of N power supply units, each for driving a number of display modules, whereby during a failure of a first power supply unit... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090312885 - Management system for drilling rig power supply and storage system: Management control system for managing an energy supply and storage system for a rig power supply of the type having a power generator coupled to rig loads, the power generator used for powering the rig and for charging the storage system, and the storage system adapted for selectively supplementing rig... Agent: Robert C. Curfiss
20090312886 - Temperature controller system: In a temperature controller system, a plurality of temperature controllers that adjust a temperature of a control object are to be connected to a programmable logic controller. One of the temperature controllers includes a PLC communicating portion which exchanges data with the programmable logic controller through a dedicated cable, a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090312887 - Apparatus and method for thermal stabilization of pcb-mounted electronic components within an enclosed housing: An apparatus comprises a matrix of thermoelectric devices for applying thermal gradients across an electronic component mounted in a PCB substrate within an enclosed housing. A matrix of thermosensitive devices are placed around the perimeter of the electronic component to measure thermal gradients associated with the component. A controller controls... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090306793 - Communication apparatus and communication apparatus control method: A communication system is installed in information home appliances controlled by an operation system connected to an IP network. The communication system includes a first communication apparatus connected to the IP network; and a second communication apparatus connected to the first communication apparatus. The first communication apparatus includes a determining... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090306794 - Methods and apparatus for implementing manual and hybrid control modes in automated graphical indicators and controls: The present invention concerns methods and apparatus for enabling manual control over selection of a value for at least one operating parameter of a computer system resource. Manual control is enabled by de-coupling a pointer of a graphical indicator and control from an automated system advisor. During automated operation, the... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC
20090306795 - Control mechanism having an image display area: A control mechanism includes a housing that is moveable from a first position to a second position. The housing includes a display area. The movement of the housing from the first position to the second position is detected. A first image is displayed on a display screen responsive to detection... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20090306796 - Apparatus for operating a process installation: A set-up for operating a process installation. The set-up includes a control station and at least one field device which determines or monitors at least one process variable. Each field device has a program memory in which a boot-loader software is persistently implemented. The boot-loader software enables communication of the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090306797 - Music analysis: There is disclosed an analyser (101) for building a transcription model (112; 500) using a training database (111) of music. The analyser (101) decomposes the training music (111) into sound events (201a-e) and, in one embodiment, allocates the sound events to leaf nodes (504a-h) of a tree (500). There is... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090306798 - System and method for monitoring/controlling a sound masking system from an electronic floorplan: A system and mechanism for monitoring and/or controlling a sound masking system from a computer aided design drawing. According to an embodiment, the system is configured to allow an operator to “click” sound masking components on the design drawing and view operating/configuration settings, and/or edit, change or modify the operating/configuration... Agent: Bennett Jones LLP
20090306799 - Mechatronic system and method for positioning bolts in order to provide a frame with a reconfigurable surface using memory effect actuators: The invention relates to a reconfigurable computer-controlled system based on the positioning of bolts. A greater density of bolts per unit area increases the variety of figures or shapes that can be defined by a frame or tool used in the industry, such that it is no longer necessary to... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20090306800 - Electronic stream processing circuit with locally controlled parameter updates, and method of designing such a circuit: A receiver circuit has a chain of stream processing circuits (10a-c)—having control parameter inputs for receiving control parameter values. To facilitate design of circuits that receive data with a variable block size, an included control circuit (14) selects block sizes of blocks of samples in the respective streams of a... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing
20090306802 - Method and system for optimizing the vibrational characteristics of a structure: A structural optimization engine generates a response profile based on a vibrational analysis of a three-dimensional (3D) structure. The structural optimization engine determines whether the 3D structure complies with one or more design goals set for the 3D structure based on the response profile. When the 3D structure does not... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090306801 - Patient specific ankle-foot orthotic device: s
20090306803 - Method for using real-time apc information for an enhanced lot sampling engine: A method includes passing a lot through a production process and evaluating a statistical quality of the production process. Additionally, the method includes calculating an advanced process control (APC) recipe parameter adjustment (RPA) distribution value and determining if sampling is indicated. Furthermore, the method includes, if sampling is indicated, performing... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090306804 - Method for prognostic maintenance in semiconductor manufacturing equipments: A method for prognostic maintenance in semiconductor manufacturing equipments is disclosed. The said method comprising: collecting a plurality of raw data from the default detection and classification system for equipments, preprocessing the raw data, using the neural network model (NN model) to find a plurality of health indices, generating health... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090306805 - Semiconductor device production control method: A semiconductor device production control method includes monitoring, after a production process of a semiconductor device, a process result at a predetermined position of a pattern to which the process is applied, to obtain a deviation with respect to a predetermined target result, quantitatively obtaining a degree of influence on... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090306806 - System for producing glasses-use auxiliary optical member, member, method for producing glasses-use auxiliary optical member, computer program product: A system for producing various optical members to be used by being attached to eyeglasses for assisting a function the eyeglasses, includes: a terminal device that transmits an ordering data for ordering an optical member based on eyeglasses information relating to the eyeglasses; a processing data calculating device that calculates... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090306808 - Automatically replaceable apparatus for collecting byproducts and the controlling method thereof in equipment producing semiconductor: Disclosed herein are an automatically replaceable apparatus for collecting byproducts in semiconductor producing equipment and a control method thereof. The apparatus includes several trap units mounted to a vertical shaft at regular angular intervals and rotating in response to a driving direction of a servo motor. Upper and lower plates... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090306807 - Multidimensional process window optimization in semiconductor manufacturing: A method for optimizing multiple process windows in a semiconductor manufacturing process is disclosed. The message comprises performing dependent variable composition on a plurality of dependent variables. Metrology data is joined with the dependent variables, and then a partial least squares regression is performed on the joined data set to... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Dept. 18g
20090306809 - System for calculating spine jacket width: A control apparatus obtains information identifying sheets stored in an MFP to be caused to perform printing for printing a printed object to be subjected to jacketed book binding, wherein this information is stored in the MFP. The control apparatus stores thicknesses of respective paper sheets as information about paper... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090306810 - Rolling method for a rolled product for introducing a step into the rolled product: The invention relates to rolled material comprising a front and an end. The rolled material is rolled in a roll gap of a roll stand to a first desired measurement, beginning at the front of the rolled material. When the rolled material is being rolled in the roll stand, it... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090306811 - Ball grid array cleaning system: In certain embodiments, a system for cleaning ball grid arrays is provided. The system may include a platform upon which an integrated circuit is mounted. The integrated circuit may have a plurality of terminals arranged in a ball grid array pattern on a surface of the integrated circuit. The system... Agent: Baker Botts LLP
20090306812 - Method and device for automatically stacking tires on a support: The present invention relates to a method and a device for automatically stacking tires (4) on a support (1). According to the method, geometrical data of the tires (4) and/or a digital model of the tires (4) is provided, based on the geometrical data and/or the tire model and a... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber
20090306813 - Shipping equipment: Disclosed is an apparatus for transferring products packaged and stacked in a factory or manufacturing spots, the apparatus including a packaged product for stacking frame stacking packaged products in a multiple stage, a packaged product extracting device for extracting the packaged products stacked in the packaged product stacking frame, a... Agent: Ampacc Law Group
20090306815 - Enhanced speed sorting of microprocessors at wafer test: A method and apparatus are provided for implementing optimized speed sorting of microprocessors at wafer test. A combination of speed-predicting metrics are measured early in the manufacturing process and are applied to a unique algorithm to properly sort parts into appropriate speed bins. The method significantly improves the accuracy of... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept 917
20090306814 - Produce handling equipment with air ejection: Produce sorting equipment comprising: a conveyor driving a plurality of carriers spaced along the conveyor to support a single produce between adjacent carriers; at least one exit conveyor positioned above the carriers; an air distribution sprocket positioned below at least two adjacent carriers, the sprocket being rotatable about an axis... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC
20090306816 - Sequential selective sorting method and installation for implementing it: The present invention relates in general to a method for selectively sorting miscellaneous items, particularly waste, which allows various types of items to be sorted sequentially, and to a selective sorting installation suited to such a method.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090306817 - Virtual vending machine: A vending machine system for dispensing goods or services. The vending machine system may include a vending machine with a vending mechanism, a number of virtual equipment modules remote from the vending machine, and a vending bridge. The vending bridge is in communication with the virtual equipment modules and the... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20090306818 - Method for retrofitting a vending machine: A method of retrofitting a vending machine for dispensing products or services. The method includes the steps of removing a vending machine controller from the vending machine, placing the vending machine in communication with a vending bridge, placing the vending bridge in communication with a remote data processing device having... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20090306819 - Virtual vending machine in communication with a remote data processing device: A vending machine system for dispensing goods or services. The vending machine system may include a vending machine with a vending mechanism, a data processing device remote from the vending machine, and a vending bridge. The vending bridge is in communication with the data processing device and the vending mechanism... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20090306820 - Virtual vendor shelf inventory mangement: A cooler system for providing goods. The cooler system may include a cooler with a refrigeration system and a shelf monitor, a data processing device remote from the cooler, and a vending bridge. The data processing device is in communication with the refrigeration system and the shelf monitor of the... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20090306823 - Method and system for robot generation: A method is provided for the automatic generation of a robotic devices, where the method comprises the steps of receiving user input to determine a task specification for one or more tasks for the robotic device, determining a task list comprising one or more tasks based on the provided task... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20090306822 - Multi-function robotic device: A multi-function robotic device may have utility in various applications. In accordance with one aspect, a multi-function robotic device may be selectively configurable to perform a desired function in accordance with the capabilities of a selectively removable functional cartridge operably coupled with a robot body. Localization and mapping techniques may... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090306821 - Robot and method of controlling walking thereof: Disclosed are a robot, which generates a stable walking pattern similar to that of a human, and a method of controlling walking thereof. The method includes generating a walking pattern of a leg connected to a torso of the robot; detecting whether or not a singularity pose of the leg... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090306824 - Robot control apparatus: A robot control method controls walking of a robot. The method generates control information based on postures at a plurality of differing points. The differing points include a reference posture in which the robot is standing independently without falling over. The method controls the robot to carry out a walking... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global
20090306825 - Manipulation system and method: A method, computer program product, and system for robotic manipulation is provided. The method may include receiving, at a computing device, an input indicating an existence of an object having at least one characteristic and identifying the at least one characteristic via the computing device. The method may further include... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20090306827 - Display device and household appliance including the same: Disclosed herein are a display device capable of preventing a buyer from arbitrarily switching a demo mode or a function control mode in an exhibition room, and a household appliance including the same. The household appliance includes a main body and a control device provided in the main body to... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090306826 - Vibrating plate system: A vibrating plate system comprises at least two vibrating plates are mechanically coupled to one another via a coupling device and a controlling transmitter for outputting control data to the vibrating plates. Each of the vibrating plates comprises a receiving device for receiving the control data, a drive mechanism for... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20090306828 - Method and system for controlling the climate in a house: The invention provides a method for controlling the climate of an environment, e.g. a house, which exchanges thermal energy with an ambient space. Energy is supplied to the environment e.g. by radiators, floor heating, electrical heating fans etc. According to the method, a numerically expressed comfort criteria, and a numerically... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20090306829 - Aircraft with transient-discriminating propeller balancing system: A system for balancing an aircraft propeller system receives a vibration signal from the aircraft propeller system and determines whether the vibration signal indicates a transient vibration condition. If it is determined that the vibration signal does not indicate a transient condition, the system enables a balance correction controller. The... Agent: Lord Corporation Patent & Legal Services
20090306832 - Control method of a hydraulic machine for saving energy or improving efficiency: An energy-saving or speed-increase control method for a hydraulic machine is disclosed in this invention, the characteristics of which includes a control plan to adjust pressure or flow amount of the machine for energy-saving or production efficiency increase; setting up working conditions as in input to said machine; inspection of... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Int''l Patent Office Of Bang Shia
20090306830 - Control valve system with cycle monitoring, diagnostics and degradation prediction: A valve body has an elongated bore in communication with an inlet port and an outlet port. A valve element is movable within the bore between deactuated and actuated positions. A valve sensor generates a sensor signal indicative of an instantaneous parameter of the valve that changes between the deactuated... Agent: Ross Controls Attn: Laura Slenzak
20090306833 - Cooling assist module: Systems associated with moving heat out of a computer are described. One exemplary system embodiment includes a large heat exchanger, large, quiet, automatically redundant fans, automatically redundant pumps, and a leak containment apparatus. The example system may also include logics for selectively controlling air flow, liquid flow, and flow paths.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20090306831 - Method for the highly precise regulation of load-variable heat sources or heat sinks, and device for controlling the temperature of a dynamic heat source, especially pump diodes for solid-state lasers: The invention relates to a method for the highly precise regulation of load-variable heat sources or heat sinks, and to a device for controlling the temperature of a dynamic heat source, especially of pump diodes for solid-state lasers. According to said method, the calculated mean value of the forward flow... Agent: Bodner & O'rourke, LLP12/03/2009 > 54 patent applications in 43 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090299492 - Control of connecting apparatuses in information processing system: In an information processing system, a first system control apparatus of a first information processing apparatus causes a first connecting apparatus to disconnect from the first shared storage apparatus, causes a second connecting apparatus to disconnect from the second shared storage apparatus, causes a control part to start up the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090299493 - System for operating a plant: The invention relates to a system for operating a plant. The plant comprises a data equipment. The data equipment is provided at the location of the plant itself. The 5 data equipment comprising a data structure divided into at least a first data storage device (1,2,22) and a second data... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090299495 - Non-periodic control communications in wireless and other process control systems: Disclosed is a controller having a processor and a control module adapted for periodic execution by the processor and configured to be responsive to a process variable to generate a control signal for a process. An iteration of the periodic execution of the control module involves implementation of a routine... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (fisher)
20090299494 - System and method of improved kalman filtering for estimating the state of a dynamic system: Embodiments include systems and methods of estimating at least one state of a modeled dynamic system. In particular, in one embodiment, an observer such as an extended Kalman filter is used to estimate the state of a modeled dynamic system. A covariance matrix associated with state variables of the observer... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)
20090299496 - Controller: A controller is provided, operable to control a system on the basis of measurement data received from a plurality of sensors indicative of a state of the system, with at least partial autonomy, but in environments in which it is not possible to fully determine the state of the system... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090299497 - Tolerance interval determination method: A method for containing a fraction of values of a measurable characteristic of interest, occurring in process outcomes provided from a corresponding formation process, within tolerance limits based on samples thereof, the tolerance limits being based on a different formation process by which similar process outcomes are known to have... Agent: Theodore F. Neils Kinney & Lange, P. A.
20090299498 - Method and simulator for real-time calculation of state variables of a process model: A method for real-time calculation of state variables (xM) of a process model on a process computer with a first calculating unit and a process interface, wherein the process computer is designed so that at least one state variable of a physical process can be received by the process computer... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20090299499 - Correction signals: This document describes a correction signal usable to correct an effect of a disturbance signal on a controlled system or apparatus. In one case this document describes ways in which to diminish a future change to an output signal based on determining that a disturbance signal consistently precedes the future... Agent: Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, Ps
20090299500 - System on chip for digital control of electronic power devices: An integrated digital controller for controlling power electronic devices and method of its use, comprises an analog-to-digital converting scanner module for scanning analog data inputs and used to create digital data correlated with the analog inputs, a loop control module operative to receive the digital data ad used for controlling... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20090299501 - Method for controlling an electronic fishing device and related software submersible device and carrier medium: Method and computer control software executing, the method for an electronic submersible device, such as a fishing device for facilitating trolling a fish-catching element in water, comprising obtaining a first indication relating to water temperature, obtaining a second indication relating to the depth of the device, determining the location of... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090299502 - Mechanical system with an active materials-based actuator: A mechanical system selectively imparts a prescribed motion to an output load using two or more actuators, including at least one having an active material element. The output load can be a locking member when the system is a vehicle transmission, a shuttle car of a linear system, or another... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20090299503 - Method and control and data-transmission system for checking the installation location of a safety communications component: For this purpose, in two separate communications cycles, a respective position identifier, which had been allocated to the safety bus components (60) in a prior configuration process, is transmitted to each safety bus component via a non-safety communications control device (30). The safety bus components compare the position identifiers received... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC
20090299504 - Appliance control apparatus and method: An appliance control apparatus acquires, at intervals of predetermined time, a state data including values of operation states of respective appliances, stores the state data as one record in a memory, to store time-series records, classifies the records in the memory into a plurality of living situation groups by clustering... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090299507 - Audio playback selection using printed coded data: An interactive apparatus is disclosed. The interactive apparatus has an audio recording mode and an audio playback mode. Further, the interactive apparatus includes a writing tool for manually writing on an encoded writing medium, an audio input device for recording audio, an audio output device for playing the recorded audio.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20090299506 - Method and system for transferring status information between a media player and an accessory: A method, system, and connector interface for transferring status information between a media player and an accessory. The method includes determining, by the accessory, when a button event occurs; and transmitting, by the accessory, at least one button status command to the media player, where the one or more button... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090299505 - Optimizing seek functionality in media content: A system and method is provided for improving media playback and seek time for media files such as encoded audio data. As the media is decoded during playback, frame position information is stored in a frame table. This frame position information may be used for pause/resume functionality, and for seek... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20090299508 - Controlled cancellation for production flow and physical assets: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for controlling cancelled orders in a manufacturing environment. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for controlling cancelled orders in a manufacturing environment can be provided. The method can include receiving a cancellation of an order... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090299509 - Method for simulating a controller and/or machine response of a machine tool or of a production machine: There is described a method and device for simulating a control and/or machine behavior of machine tools or production machines, in which data concerning the machine tools or production machines are transmitted to a simulation device by mans of an intranet and/or by means of an internet. The data can... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090299510 - Method for minimizing productivity loss while using a manufacturing scheduler: Tools and/or resources which newly become available to a re-entrant flow manufacturing line, data processing pipeline or the like are allocated in substantially real time to processing operations independent of and consistent with a scheduling segment previously generated by dispatching items such as workpieces or data to tools and/or resources... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson, P.C.
20090299511 - Method of releasing units in a production facility: A method of releasing units in a production facility includes forming a release plan for a production facility that establishes a number of units to be operated on by a production process, and creating a least one recipe bucket having an associated number of units. The method further requires evaluating... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Fishkill
20090299512 - Semiconductor manufacturing system and method: In the manufacturing system and the manufacturing method of a semiconductor device using a plasma treatment apparatus, a plasma treatment condition is controlled so that a desired shape is obtained after the plasma processing by using a processing shape prediction model for calculating the shape after the plasma processing from... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20090299513 - Product recovery management system: A product recovery management system is provided for assisting a worker who lacks professional knowledge or experiences of related products to efficiently, easily perform a product recovery work. The system includes a Device to Ubiquitous (D2U) interface module, a product recovery management system (PRMS) database (DB) that stores product information... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20090299514 - Fitting assembly evaluating apparatus and methods: Methods and apparatus for evaluating characteristics of components of a mechanically attached connection are disclosed. Characteristics that may be evaluated include, but are not limited to, the position of a conduit gripping device on a conduit, an amount of axial compression or stroke of the conduit gripping device, and an... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP
20090299515 - Coating and developing apparatus, coating and developing method, and storage medium: When a product substrate passes a reference module which is an n-th module ahead of an inspection module in a transfer path, an inspection reservation signal for performing an inspection to a lot to which the product substrate belongs is outputted to the inspection module. When the inspection module is... Agent: Burr & Brown
20090299516 - Systems and methods of identifying and manipulating objects: Systems and methods of identifying and manipulating objects are disclosed. One system disclosed comprises a light source adapted to emit a collimated light beam onto a contoured surface, a sensor adapted to view a profile of the contoured surface illuminated by the collimated light beam, a processor in communication with... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
20090299517 - Method for building three-dimensional objects with extrusion-based layered deposition systems: A method of forming a three-dimensional object using an extrusion-based layered deposition system, the method comprising generating a build path for building a layer of the three-dimensional object, where the build path defines a void region. The method further comprising generating at least one intermediate path in the void region,... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090299518 - Embroidery data creation apparatus and storage medium storing embroidery data creation program: An embroidery data creation apparatus for creating embroidery data required to sew embroidery that represents an image with a zigzag stitch, including an image storage device that stores the image made up of pixels each having a color value, a division device that divides the image into divided regions, each... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090299519 - Gauge system: Gauge system, including methods and apparatus, for positioning workpieces to be processed. In some embodiments, the gauge system may have a plurality of stops for positioning the end of a workpiece at distinct distances from a processing station. In some embodiments, the plurality of stops may be arrayed along a... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.
20090299520 - Monitoring device and method for monitoring the status of a cargo container: A monitoring device (10) attached to a cargo container, the monitoring device comprising a timer (28), a barometer (26), a controller (30), a positioning module (24) and a wireless communication module (32, 34, 36). The barometer (26) provides barometric pressure measurements at predetermined time intervals over a predetermined time window... Agent: Anne Vachon Dougherty
20090299521 - Warehouse for transferring goods and method for operating said warehouse: The invention describes a goods distribution centre (1) and a method for its operation for goods (9) to be handled preferably in partitioned storage and transport containers (8) with at least two storage areas (5, 7) for groups of goods with varying turnover frequencies. It comprises an incoming goods area... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20090299522 - Online smart pill box dispensing system: An integrated system for automatic, accurate controlled and monitored online pill dispensing. The system has a vacuum based dispensing mechanism capable of individually select any number of pills from any of the programmable drug containers and prepares the required dosage in an easy to reach compartment. The pills are stored... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20090299523 - Walking robot and method of controlling the same: Disclosed are a biped walking robot, which carries out walking with a high energy efficiency through adjustment of the stiffnesses of joints of legs and improves walking stability through control of the pose of a torso, and a method of controlling the walking robot. The method includes generating a walking... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090299524 - Flexible connection of teaching devices to programmable controllers: An apparatus provides selective communication between multiple programmable robot controllers and one or more teaching devices connected by a network. The network controls communication between the teaching devices and the controllers including active tasks and passive tasks for preventing communication of active tasks between any of the controllers and more... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20090299525 - Autonomous moving body and method for controlling movement thereof: An autonomous moving body includes: an omnidirectional moving mechanism for moving the moving body; a detecting unit for detecting an obstacle; and a movement control unit for generating a movement instruction signal for avoiding the obstacle detected by the detecting unit while maintaining a frontal direction of the moving body... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090299526 - Device and method for processing a robot control program: In a computerized device for processing a robot control program, at least one local area of a robot path of a robot is displayed at a display screen, the robot path containing a support point that is to be modified. The display screen also shows the support point, as well... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20090299528 - Application such as an electrically adjustable bed or electrically driven patient lift: Application such as, for instance electrically adjustable beds or electrically driven patient lifts with an actuator system comprising at least one electromechanical actuator, a power supply and a control unit and a cordless control, characterized in that all applications each have their own unique address and when a command is... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20090299527 - Distributed intelligence in lighting control: Exemplary systems, methods, and apparatuses for distributed intelligence in facility lighting control are provided. A facility lighting system may be organized into multiple control areas, each of which may include one or more component devices. Each lighting control area may be associated with a control apparatus, which controls the operation... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20090299529 - Efficient ac operation using dew-point temperature: A system for controlling air-conditioning in a vehicle includes an input, a sensor, a first offset module, and an evaporator temperature control module. The input receives an input temperature. The first sensor measures a first dewpoint temperature of air adjacent to a windshield of the vehicle. The first offset module... Agent: Daimlerchrysler Intellectual Capital Corporation Cims 483-02-19
20090299531 - Electronic device: An electronic device includes a deviation value calculation unit which calculates a deviation value from the normal boundary of the relationship between a power index associated with the driving power and the measured rotational speed of the fan, a clogging detection unit which detects, based on the deviation value, clogging... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero, Esq. Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.
20090299530 - Start/stop operation for a container generator set: A generator set including a prime mover, a generator coupled to the prime mover, and a controller that is associated with a temperature controlled space and operates the generator set in one of a start/stop mode and a continuous mode depending on a demand defined at least in part by... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20090299532 - Communicating over power distribution media: A system includes a first communication module to be coupled to a first transmission medium for distributing power using a voltage waveform having a first amplitude; and a second communication module to be coupled to a second transmission medium for distributing power using a voltage waveform having a second amplitude... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090299533 - Efficient ac operation using dew-point temperature: A system for controlling air-conditioning of a vehicle includes an input, an offset generator module, and an evaporator temperature control module. The input receives an input temperature. The offset generator module receives a psychrometric parameter of air inside the vehicle and generates offsets based on the input temperature and the... Agent: Daimlerchrysler Intellectual Capital Corporation Cims 483-02-19
20090299534 - Start/stop temperature control operation: An environmentally controlled shipping container including a storage space and a refrigeration system that includes a prime mover, a compressor driven by the prime mover and providing a flow of refrigerant, a condenser that receives the flow of refrigerant from the compressor, an evaporator in heat exchange relation with the... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20090299535 - Electric motor driven lubrication pump and lubrication system prognostic and health management system and method: An aircraft lubrication supply system health and prognostic system and method includes supplying a pressure signal representative of lubricant pressure, a temperature signal representative of lubricant temperature, a speed signal representative of motor rotational speed, and one or more aircraft condition signals representative of one or more aircraft operating conditions... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090299536 - Computer implemented systems and methods for improving sales and marketing effectiveness: Systems and methods are provided for collecting, aggregating, and analyzing data associated with the installation and deployment of systems. Energy systems, (300) specifically renewable energy generation systems, are used as examples. The aggregated data serve as the basis for a variety of services that facilitate the adoption and deployment of... Agent: Michaelson & Associates
20090299537 - Method and system for providing energy products: A computerized system and method for providing at least one energy product including at least one renewable energy source, the method comprising: receiving electronic data related to renewable energy and non-renewable energy need information for at least one load system; receiving electronic data related to generation output information from at... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us
20090299538 - Power control system, power monitoring device, record medium having power monitoring program recorded therein, and power monitoring method: The present invention has an object of realizing a power source redundancy of each of devices constructing a network while suppressing a processing load of each device with a simplified configuration. A power monitoring device includes a power configuration generator for preparing power control information based upon device information including... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20090299539 - Power balancing for vehicle diagnostic tools: A power balancing system includes a vehicle communication device connected to a data link connector of a vehicle, and a scan tool connected to the vehicle communication device, the scan tool including a handset and a vehicle connector interface (VCI), wherein power can be received from one or more of... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20090299541 - Control device and method thereof: A control device which controls the power of a plurality of apparatuses in a home network, and a method thereof are provided. The control device includes an input unit which receives a power off command, and a control unit which concurrently turns off apparatuses which are currently turned on among... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090299540 - Emergency frequency load shedding scheme: A load shedding system and method for controlling imbalances in a power system includes a signal generator adapted to generate a signal representative of a local system, and a modifying circuit adapted to adjust set frequencies. The system also includes a processing circuit adapted to process data received from the... Agent: Trego, Hines & Ladenheim, PLLC
20090299542 - Collaborative defense of energy distribution protection and control devices: A method is disclosed for preventing malicious settings changes to IEDs in a power transmission and distribution network. Attempted changes to the protection settings of an IED is detected and transmitted to one or more neighboring IEDs. The neighboring IEDs check for consistency of the new settings and return conformance... Agent: Abb Inc. Legal Department-4u6
20090299543 - Thermal management techniques in an electronic device: A thermal manager has a digital filter whose input is to receive raw temperature values from a sensor and whose output is to provide processed or filtered temperature values according to a filter function that correlates temperature at the sensor with temperature at another location in the device. The thermal... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090299544 - System and method for fan tray control and monitoring system: System and method for fan tray control and monitor system. According to an embodiment, the present invention provides a fan control system. In the fan control system, one or more fan tray is housed inside a chassis, which provides power to the fan tray. The fan tray includes a communication... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090299545 - Method and system for microfluidic device and imaging thereof: A biological substrate, e.g., microfluidic chip. The substrate includes a rigid substrate material, which has a surface region capable of acting as a handle substrate. The substrate also has a deformable fluid layer coupled to the surface region. One or more well regions are formed in a first portion of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLPPrevious industry: Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor
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