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Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100023136 - Control apparatus and related method for a computer system: A control apparatus for a computer system, which includes a control signal generating unit for generating a input control signal, a selection signal generating unit for generating a selection signal, a control signal switching unit coupled to the control signal generating unit and the selection signal generating unit for outputting... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100023137 - Detection systems for power equipment: Improved methods to detect when a human body contacts a predetermined portion of a machine are disclosed. The methods distinguish contact with a person from contact with other materials. The methods are particularly applicable in woodworking equipment such as table saws to distinguish contact between a person and the blade... Agent: Sd3, LLC
20100023138 - System to increase snr of cpv-generated power signal: A system may include acquisition of power information from a signal line in accordance with a first signal characteristic. The power information is associated with power generated by a solar collector, and the first signal characteristic is substantially orthogonal to a corresponding signal characteristic of at least one noise source... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20100023139 - Program editing device for programmable controller: A common library stores therein user function blocks and ready-made protected function blocks. By being manipulated by the user, an editing device links some of function programs stored in the function blocks in the library to form a control program which controls the exchange of signals between I/O modules and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100023140 - Field device management apparatus and field device management system: There is provided a field device management apparatus for acquiring and managing device information about a field device. The apparatus includes: a device information description unit having: an activation processing algorithm that activates a device information processing algorithm for acquiring the device information from the field device; and a description... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100023141 - Method and system for creating hmi applications for an automation process: There is described a method and system for developing for an automation process a screen viewable on a target computer that has user interface objects. A development computer has a set of common design time components from a general purpose software development kit that also has a databinding facility and... Agent: Abb Inc. Legal Department-4u6
20100023145 - Content outputting device, content outputting method, and program: A content outputting device includes: a connecting section used for connection with another device; a storing section configured to store, in association with the connecting section, a setting value used for setting for outputting of content to be supplied from the another device connected via the connecting section; and a... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100023142 - Method and apparatus for transmit and receive clock mismatch compensation: An apparatus and method for processing signals are disclosed. The apparatus may include an oversampling circuit configured to receive a plurality of audio signal samples, the oversampling circuit being further configured to replicate each of the audio signal samples n times, wherein n is variable.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100023144 - Ratings switch for portable media players: A dedicated ratings input is presented for a portable media player. The input may take the form of a physical switch or pre-identified movements recorded by an accelerometer. Movement of the switch into one of the two positions sets a rating for the currently playing media file. The physical ratings... Agent: Beck And Tysver P.l.l.c.
20100023143 - Reproduction device, reproduction method, and program: The present invention relates to a reproduction device, a reproduction method, and a program capable of automatically reproducing music, which has been reproduced at the time of pickup of an image, along with reproduction of the image. A reproduction device 11 includes a data storage unit 22 that stores data... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100023146 - Control method for semiconductor manufacturing apparatus, control system for semiconductor manufacturing apparatus, and manufacturing method for semiconductor device: A control method for a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus, comprising: generating, as log data, a history of operation states of the semiconductor manufacturing apparatus when a wafer is processed by the semiconductor manufacturing apparatus; specifying, based on the log data, processing results in which operation states of the semiconductor manufacturing apparatus... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100023147 - Reconfiguration of assets for reuse during manufacturing: A method for reconfiguring a partially manufactured product during a manufacturing process is disclosed. The method can include reading a configuration of the partially manufactured product and reading at least one order for a manufactured product, wherein each order is associated with a target configuration. The method can further include... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20100023148 - Printable pre-sewn stuffed toy composite sheets: Embodiments of the invention provide a composite sheet for creating a customized design. The composite sheet includes a first fabric portion, a second fabric portion, and a membrane portion disposed between the first fabric portion and the second fabric portion, where the first fabric portion is sewn with stitching to... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100023149 - Computer aided design and manufacturing of transtibial prosthetic sockets: For use in connection with evaluating prosthetic sockets (and other objects) designed and fabricated with computer aided design and manufacturing software, the shape of a socket is accurately scanned and digitized. The scanned data are then compared to either an electronic shape data file, or to the shape of another... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson
20100023150 - Method of optimizing weld design for concurrent consideration of performance and manufacturing requirements: A method of weld design for a work piece is provided. The work piece may be a unitary piece or a multi-component piece. The method includes determining a manufacturing feasible region of the work piece satisfying one or more predetermined manufacturing requirements including accessibility of welding components. The method includes... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20100023151 - Vao productivity suite: A semiconductor fabrication facility (fab) configuration module is defined to virtually model physical systems and attributes of a fab. A data acquisition module is defined to interface with the physical systems of the fab and gather operational data from the physical systems. A visualizer module is defined to collect and... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100023152 - Wireless manufacturing line control: This device is a wireless tool monitor assembly line interface. The current embodiment of this new tool monitor has the ability to communicate with multiple different tool types. Pneumatic, electric, click based torque tools, and strain gauge torque transducers can all be outfitted with a radio. Once outfitted with a... Agent: Emch, Schaffer, Schaub & Porcello Co
20100023153 - Wireless qualifier for monitoring and controlling a tool: This device is a wireless tool qualifier that verifies that the correct number of fasteners have been properly installed into an assembly. When used in conjunction with a wireless tool, proper fastener torque and count can be verified. In another embodiment, the wireless qualifier is used with a tool having... Agent: Emch, Schaffer, Schaub & Porcello Co
20100023154 - Compensation techniques for substrate heating processes: Methods for compensating for a thermal profile in a substrate heating process are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method of processing a substrate includes determining an initial thermal profile of a substrate that would result from subjecting the substrate to a process; determining a compensatory thermal profile based upon... Agent: MoserIPLaw Group / Applied Materials, Inc.
20100023155 - Method for the automated production of three-dimensional objects and textured substrates from two-dimensional or three-dimensional objects: A reproduction is prepared wherein the length of the reproduction is varied by one scale factor and the deeps of the image produced in the reproduction is varied by a second scale factor. The reproduction may be, prepared from a three dimensional article or a painting, art work or other... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20100023156 - Method and apparatus for monitoring or controlling a machine tool system: A system for remotely monitoring one or more machine tool systems is disclosed. The system may monitor a plurality of machine tool systems which are associated with different customers and at a plurality of facilities. A remote user may access information regarding the machine tool system through a user interface... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20100023157 - Methods and systems for fabricating a component: A method for fabricating a component using a tool is provided. The method includes determining a model tool contact path for the component based on a component geometry, nominal tool tip path, tool geometry, the component geometry including a grid system having a plurality of elements and nodes at an... Agent: John S. Beulick (12729) C/o Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100023158 - Wafer cassette transportation method and system thereof: A wafer cassette transportation method includes the steps: (a) Provide a monitoring system, overhead platforms, a detection system, and a plurality of transportation systems; (b) The detection system detects whether or not any overhead platform has a wafer cassette and generates and transmits first signals to the monitoring system; (c)... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100023159 - Palleting device and a processing system with such device: A palleting device (10) is provided for the transport of units (1) of printed products which are held together by way of strapping, in particular of stacks formed from printed products rowed on one another in a standing manner or packages of printed products applied on one another in a... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100023160 - Cross-fab material control system and control method thereof: A cross-fab control system and a method for using the said system are disclosed. The said system comprises a first transport system, a second transport system, a cross-area control system, and a stocker. The first transport system connects the cross-area control system. The stocker connects the second transport system and... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100023161 - Specific gravity monitoring and sorting system: Objects are sorted according to specific gravity by illuminating the objects with near-infrared light with different wavelengths. Measurement of the light absorbed by each object at the different wavelengths permits a dry matter content of the object to be determined. Specific gravity can then be determined using a predetermined correlation... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.
20100023162 - Method, system and components for operating a fuel distribution system with unmanned self-service gasoline stations: There are disclosed a method and a device for operating a fuel distribution system having a coordination center, unmanned self-service gasoline stations with fuel reservoirs and gasoline supply vehicles, the method comprising the steps of periodically determining the available amounts of remaining fuel in the fuel reservoirs; determining the present... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20100023163 - Apparatus and method for assisting in achieving desired behavior patterns: A method and system for assisting an individual in achieving a desired pattern of behavior. A robot is provided that includes a moving head and eyes and is programmed to make eye contact with the individual, such robot also having an interface for communicating with the individual. The robot includes... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100023164 - Route creation method and route creation device: Disclosed is a route creation method capable of creating a travel route which reduces the travel quantity of a robot and achieves the efficient travel of the robot. The route creation method and route creation device creates a plurality of candidate routes by using an intermediate point generated between the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100023167 - Air-conditioning system controller: In an air-conditioning system controller provided with a central control unit and a local control unit, the central control unit includes a heat source machine measurement system for measuring an input/output state of a heat source machine, a setting unit for setting air-conditioning condition data on air-conditioning object spaces, an... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100023166 - Free-cooling limitation control for air conditioning systems: An air conditioning system having a cooling mode and a free-cooling mode. The system includes a refrigeration circuit have a compressor, a pump, an expansion device having a variable opening, and a controller. The controller selectively operates the system in the cooling mode by circulating and compressing a refrigerant through... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20100023165 - System and method for manufacturing uniquely decorated components: Uniquely decorated devices may be manufactured using high speed production equipment. In one approach, a master piece of artwork is selected. For each decorated part to be fabricated, a portion of the master artwork is selected. Image data for the portion of the master artwork is input to a manufacturing... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100023168 - Intermediary device for air conditioning control, air conditioning control system, air conditioning control method, and air conditioning control program: An intermediary device for air conditioning control is connected to an air conditioning interface for generating and outputting an operation/non-operation request signal to a heat source on the basis of a room temperature and a temperature setting. The intermediary device has a receiving unit, a temperature-setting estimating unit, and a... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100023170 - Apparatus for monitoring and controlling material handling system operations: A SIS-SCS for a fluid transfer facility has a connective interface providing signal connectivity to overfill and ground circuitry in individual fill lanes, to pump and valve control circuitry, and to individual ones of input mechanisms, and executable software routines for monitoring input at the connective interface, and for providing... Agent: Runyan Law C/o Intellevate LLC
20100023169 - Electric motor driven lubrication pump control system and method that accomodates turbomachine windmill operation: A system and method are provided to selectively control lubricant supply flow to one or more rotating machines in an aircraft when the rotating machines are windmilling. A controller determines if the rotating machines are windmilling. When the rotating machines are windmilling, the controller at least selectively energizes an electric... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100023171 - Refrigeration control systems and methods for modular compact chiller units: A controller for a modular compact chiller unit configured for integration into a refrigeration system utilizing a plurality of modular compact chiller units is shown and described. The controller includes a processing circuit configured to provide startup control, operational control, and shutdown control for the modular compact chiller unit.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100023172 - System and method for wireless networked control of consumer utility consumption: A system and method for sending wireless control signals from a system control unit (24) to operate valve assemblies (13, 14, 15, or 16) in a utility supply system to restrict usage based on a schedule determined by the utility provider and without interrupting essential utility services. The system control... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20100023173 - Irrigation system and method: The present invention is an irrigation device and method for use with a water source to deliver water in an intelligently controlled manner to a sprinkler system for watering. In one embodiment, the device comprises a housing having front and rear walls, a fluid inlet conduit engaged with the front... Agent: Steven N. Fox, Esq.
20100023174 - Electric power system: In order to provide an electric power system in which a plurality of electric power suppliers and demanders is configured by being mutually connected by electric power supply and demand control devices, the electric power system being not only self-sustainable without depending on a known electric power system, but also... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20100023175 - Method for operating an industrial scale installation and guidance system for same: A method and a guidance system for operating an industrial scale installation, especially a power plant installation, are provided. For this method and guidance system a number of installation operating parameters characterizing the operating state of the installation and several component operating parameters of selected components of the installation are... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100023176 - Load controlling device, load controlling method, load controlling circuit, load controlling program, and computer-readable recording medium where load controlling program is recorded: Energy saving and economical efficiency of a fuel cell are enhanced. A post-control electric power amount curve generating portion 6 generates plural pieces of running control information each indicating a changeable running method for each device and plural post-control electric power amount curves each indicating an amount of main electric... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100023178 - Hybrid vehicle recharging system and method of operation: A system and method for recharging a plug-in hybrid vehicle. The system includes a controller that schedules the recharging of the vehicles on local electrical distribution networks. The system arranges the schedule to minimize the demand loading on the local distribution network to more efficiently operate power plants providing electrical... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100023177 - Load control module: A load control module suitable for an electrical equipment is disclosed, wherein the electrical equipment is coupled to a switch. The load control module includes an energy storage unit, a microprocessor, and a pulse control unit. The energy storage unit still outputs a reserved voltage for a predetermined time when... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100023179 - Damping electromagnetic oscillations in power systems: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and controller for damping multimode electromagnetic oscillations in electric power systems which interconnect a plurality of generators and consumers. The controller for damping such oscillations includes a phasor measurement unit (PMU) and a power oscillation damper (POD) controller. Each oscillating mode... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC01/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100016994 - Network supervision with control systems: Supervision of industrial plants can be improved by comparison and analysis of process information and network information. The comparison may be used to provide alarms and operator information for network-related or process device failures. The information may also be used to identify a cause of a failure. A method is... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20100016995 - System and method for dynamically providing feedback: A method for dynamically providing feedback is presented. The method includes monitoring one or more steps performed by one or more components in a machine, where the one or more steps are associated with a workflow. Further, the method includes analyzing the one or more steps performed by the one... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare
20100016996 - Medical device user interface automatically resolving interaction between programmable parameters: This document discusses, among other things, a user interface capable of resolving interactions between programmable parameters for operation of a personal medical device. Programming these devices is a difficult task when many parameters are involved. The medical device interface attempts to reduce and minimize constraint violations between interdependent parameters using... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100016997 - Manipulation aid for a device for manipulating containers: A device for manipulating containers, comprising a manipulation unit manipulating the containers in a predetermined manner, this manipulation unit including at least one condition detection unit which detects at least one operating condition of the manipulation unit and sends out condition signals which are characteristic for this operating condition of... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.
20100016999 - Machining program checking apparatus: To provide a grammar checking apparatus for a machining program capable of surely detecting a program error without excessively increasing a computation load and shortening the necessary program correction time. A machining program checking apparatus includes: a grammar checking unit 2c executing grammar check of a machining program; and an... Agent: Smith Patent Office
20100016998 - Machining program processing apparatus: To provide a machining program processing apparatus capable of preventing an increase in the program correction time or does not let the program correction time go to waste. A machining program processing apparatus includes: a grammar checking unit 2c executing grammar check of a machining program; a transmission processing unit... Agent: Smith Patent Office
20100017001 - Computational system and method for memory modification: Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of at least one memory-related condition and presenting an indication of at least one artificial sensory experience and at least one memory-dampening agent at least partially based on the accepting at least one indication of a health-related condition.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100017002 - Method and an apparatus for processing an audio signal: s
20100017003 - Method and an apparatus for processing an audio signal: Accordingly, an audio signal can be efficiently reconstructed by individually selecting and applying external preset information by a data region unit or by selecting and applying the same external preset information to a whole downmix signal. And, feedback information can be received from a user by displaying an object adjusted... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100017000 - Method for enhancing the playback of information in interactive voice response systems: A network communication node includes an audio outputter that outputs an audible representation of data to be provided to a requester. The network communication node also includes a processor that determines a categorization of the data to be provided to the requester and that varies a pause between segments of... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Gb Attn: Patent Docketing
20100017005 - Metrology through use of feed forward feed sideways and measurement cell re-use: Metrology may be implemented during semiconductor device fabrication by a) modeling a first measurement on a first test cell formed in a layer of a partially fabricated device; b) performing a second measurement on a second test cell in the layer; c) feeding information from the second measurement into the... Agent: Jdi Patent- Kla-tencor Corp. Joint Customer Number
20100017004 - System and method for protection system design support: A method and system for examining, auditing, and safely evaluating process systems, including fluid pressure systems, to aid overpressure design and/or sizing of overpressure equipment. The system includes a server subsystem, a storage subsystem, an assessment subsystem, and optionally a report generation subsystem, including computer hardware and application software for... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100017007 - Apparatus and method for designing an electrode shape for an electrical discharge machining process: A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to obtain an orbital path shape. Each point on the orbital path shape represents a displacement of the tool shape when the tool shape is moved along the orbital path shape The tool shape, when moved along the orbital path shape, sweeps... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20100017006 - Method and system for creating non-occluding earpieces: The present invention provides a method for computer-controlled creation of non-occluding earpieces with tube bore. The non-occluding earpieces are created based on a three-dimensional computer model of at least part of the outer ear and at least part of the auditory canal. The said model is created by a laser... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100017008 - Systems and methods for offline and/or online batch monitoring using decomposition and signal approximation approaches: A method (300, 400, 500, 1200) for offline/online monitoring of batch processes. The method involves (312) decomposing a time domain of a batch process run (BPR) into several blocks and (334) building multivariate statistical models (MSMs) for each of them using archived data for a batch process (ABPD). ABPD comprises... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20100017009 - System for monitoring multi-orderable measurement data: A computer-based measurement monitoring system and method for monitoring multi-stage processes capable of producing multi-orderable data and identifying, at any stage in the monitored process, unacceptable deviations from an expected value at particular stages of the process, and communicating same detected deviation to facilitate corrective action in the process. The... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20100017010 - Monitoring a process sector in a production facility: Monitoring a process sector in a production facility includes establishing a tool defect index associated with a process sector in the production facility. The tool defect index includes a signal representing a defect factor associated with a tool in the process sector. Monitoring the process also requires determining whether the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Fishkill
20100017011 - Systems, methods and apparatus for embroidery thread management: Systems, methods, and apparatus for embroidery thread color management are disclosed. An example method comprises determining a first set of thread colors to be used in an embroidery design, determining a second set of thread colors assigned to a first embroidery machine, determining a third set of thread colors assigned... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100017012 - Multi model registration (mmr) for a galvanometer and laser system: A multi model registration (MMR) process performed using a computer, for registering a plurality of workpiece vision models representing features on a workpiece that define a marking location thereon, to corresponding part vision models stored on the computer representing features that define a desired part marking location. By this process,... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100017014 - Apparatus for separating plate-shaped objects: A device for separating battery or accumulator plates has a supply conveyor (20) for plate stack (10), and a lifting device with two lifting tables (30 and 50) that can be actuated independently of one another to lift a plate stack (10) in the area of an unloading position. In... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100017013 - Control system for a lifting device: The control system of the lifting device of this invention controls the rotation of a servo motor 1 so that an operator can move a load in a direction and at a speed that he or she desires by applying a force for controlling to the load. The load is... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100017015 - Substrate processing apparatus and substrate processing method: Based on the positions of a first marker and a second marker of a first substrate placed on a placing surface of a substrate placing table (1), a substrate processing apparatus makes the direction of a line connecting the first marker and the second marker accord with the moving direction... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100017016 - Parking facility for motor vehicles and method of operating same: s
20100017017 - Machine and method for self-service cash redemption and cash recycling: A cash redemption and dispensing machine (10) has a housing (12), a first intake area (19) for receiving a batch of unsorted coins, an output device (55) for providing the customer with a credit for the coins deposited in the machine (10), a dispensing area formed on a back side... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100017018 - Sort pattern creating device, sort pattern creating method, and sort pattern creating system: A sort pattern creating method for creating a sort pattern is provided, for a banknote handling apparatus 100 in which banknotes are stacked in the sort pattern so that the task required for setting the sort pattern can be simplified and a wrong operation by an operator can be prevented.... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber
20100017019 - Belt-conveyance control device, image forming apparatus, belt-conveyance control method, and computer program product: A control unit calculates a difference between a displacement of a belt detected by an encoder and a predetermined target value, calculates a pulse frequency of a driving pulse signal based on a feedback control based on the difference and a feed-forward control based on a reference driving pulse frequency,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100017020 - Sorting system: A sorting system and method with a conveyance for transporting items to be sorted at a predetermined speed. An XRF spectrometer subsystem includes at least one x-ray source directing x-ray energy at an item carried by the conveyance and a detector responsive to x-rays emitted by the item and producing... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman Intellectual Property Law Attorneys
20100017021 - Apparatus and method for coordinating automated package and bulk dispensing: An apparatus and method is provided for coordinating automated package and bulk dispensing at a remote site. A hopper apparatus includes a series of storage compartments and access doors. The compartments and doors are linked to a PLC that is further linked to an inventory provider. The inventory provider takes... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P.A.
20100017022 - Method and apparatus for vending products: A method and apparatus is disclosed for advancing the sale of vending machine products. The invention enables selling products without revealing the identity of the product. By concealing the identity of the products from a consumer prior to receiving payment, the present invention promotes the automated sale of perishable, slow-selling... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20100017023 - Automated dispensing device: An automated dispensing device is disclosed for dispensing items of value. Included is the dispensing device and inventory/control software.... Agent: Giesecke & Devrient America,inc.
20100017024 - Method and system for administering micro-ingredient feed additives to animal feed rations including controlled bin access: A method and system are provided for administering micro-ingredient feed additives wherein controlled access is provided to the bins or containers that store the micro-ingredients prior to delivery thereby preventing inadvertent errors in adding incorrect micro-ingredients to a feed ration as well as to provide a measure of security to... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20100017025 - Time delay product pushing system: A system for controlling advancement of and access to product and for generating data associated with such advancement and access. Systems of this invention include a pusher system having a track, a pusher, and mechanisms for generating data relating to the movement of the pusher. Certain embodiments of the invention... Agent: John S. Pratt - 38949 Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
20100017027 - Arrangement for the maintenance of a sliding closure mounted on the spout of a container for molten metal: The invention relates to an arrangement for the maintenance of a sliding closure (20) mounted on the spout of a container (10) for molten metal. Said arrangement comprises at least one tool magazine (65, 66), having at least one replacement part magazine (67) and means (30) for opening and closing... Agent: Brian Roffe, Esq
20100017031 - Automated pharmacy admixture system (apas): An Automated Pharmacy Admixture System (APAS) may include a manipulator that transports medical containers such as bags, vials, or syringes about a substantially aseptic admixing chamber. In a preferred implementation, a gripper assembly is configured to substantially universally grasp and retain syringes, IV bags, and vials of varying shapes and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100017029 - Industrial robot and method for operating an industrial robot: An industrial robot with a robotic arm and a data recording module connected to the robotic arm is described. The data recording module is designed for a wireless communication and has a self-sufficient power supply with a converter unit by which mechanical energy is converted into electrical energy, the energy... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100017028 - Legged robot: A legged robot that runs while repeating a jump cycle including a ground-contact phase from a landing to a takeoff and an aerial phase from a takeoff to a landing is provided. The legged robot adjusts the landing timing after a jump in accordance with a planned timing, thereby attaining... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100017026 - Robotic system with simulation and mission partitions: A robot for accomplishing a mission in a physical environment includes a body; and an operating system coupled to the body and configured to operate the body. The operating system is divided into a plurality of partitions, which includes a simulation partition configured to receive inputs and simulate the mission... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100017030 - Systems and methods for the automated pre-treatment and processing of biological samples: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the present invention allow for the automatic control and scheduling of a staining apparatus for biological samples on slides present within the apparatus. In some embodiments, the actions of a robot coupled to the staining apparatus, which performs some of the staining... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100017032 - Device for controlling a robot: A device is disclosed for controlling a robot, with a robot control unit, and with a robot sensor such as a digital camera, which can be fitted on the robot and whose output signals can be supplied to an image recording unit. The output signals from the image recording unit... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100017034 - Beat tracking apparatus, beat tracking method, recording medium, beat tracking program, and robot: A beat tracking apparatus includes: a filtering unit configured to perform a filtering process on an input acoustic signal and to accentuate an onset; a beat interval reliability calculating unit configured to perform a time-frequency pattern matching process employing a mutual correlation function on the acoustic signal of which the... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20100017033 - Robotic systems with user operable robot control terminals: Robotic systems and methods employ at least some communications between peripheral controllers, for example vision controller, conveyor controller, camera controller and/or inspection controller, that is independent of a robot controller or robot motion controller. Such may include a parallel communications path.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100017035 - Assembly of a milking robot with a milking robot feeding place, and a device for gripping and displacing material: The invention provides a device for gripping and displacing material, provided with a gripper, comprising controller for the gripper and a sensor for forming an image of an observation area, which sensor is connected to the controller, wherein the sensor comprises a source of radiation for modulated electromagnetic radiation, a... Agent: Howrey LLP-eu
20100017037 - Capacity modulation compressor and air conditioning system having the same: Provided is an air conditioning system comprised of a plurality of indoor units connected to each other in parallel, each having an expansion valve, and an outdoor unit including a plurality of compressors, in which at least one of the compressors provided to the outdoor unit is a capacity modulation... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100017038 - Device for controlling a fixed-capacity compressor: The invention relates to a command device (13) of a fixed capacity compressor (9) associated with an evaporator through which an air flow passes in an air flow direction (6). The compressor (9) and the evaporator (12) are participating to an A/C loop (8) of an heating, ventilating and/or air... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20100017039 - Drive control apparatus and method for refrigerator type fan motor: An apparatus and method for controlling driving of a fan motor for a refrigerator are disclosed. When operated, a plurality of fan motors provided in a refrigerator are sequentially operated at certain delay times, to thus improve operation efficiency of the plurality of fan motors. The apparatus for controlling driving... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100017036 - Process control method: A process in an electro-mechanical system having a plurality of controllable components, is controlled by: (a) storing component objects each corresponding to a component and having activation and/or feedback data for that component; (b) storing operation objects each referencing an operation to be carried out on a component and a... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.
20100017040 - Stacked displays with independent power and input sources: A fuel dispenser comprises a housing, a dispensing hose, a pump operatively connected to the dispensing hose and a source of fuel. A computer is operatively connected to the pump, a power supply is operatively connected to the computer and an auxiliary power supply is operatively connected to the computer.... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPIPDepartment
20100017041 - Power supply equipment for fuel dispensing nozzle: Power supply equipment for a fuels dispensing nozzle includes solenoid valves for dispensing fuel, a microprocessor for operating the solenoid valves and at least one supercapacitor or ultracapacitor for supplying power to the solenoid valves.... Agent: Tutunjian + Bitetto, P.C.
20100017042 - Speed binning for dynamic and adaptive power control: A representative digital circuit of the invention has an on-chip, non-volatile memory, to which chip-specific speed-binning data that characterize performance of the digital circuit are written during production testing. During normal operation, the power controller that controls power-supply signals applied to the digital circuit reads the speed-binning data from the... Agent: Mendelsohn, Drucker, & Associates, P.C.
20100017043 - Hybrid vehicle recharging system and method of operation: A system and method for recharging a plug-in hybrid vehicle. The system includes a controller that schedules the recharging of the vehicles on local electrical distribution networks. The system arranges the schedule to minimize the demand loading on the local distribution network to more efficiently operate power plants providing electrical... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100017044 - Hybrid vehicle recharging system and method of operation: A system and method for recharging a plug-in hybrid vehicle. The system includes a controller that schedules the recharging of the vehicles on local electrical distribution networks. The system arranges the schedule to minimize the demand loading on the local distribution network to more efficiently operate power plants providing electrical... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100017045 - Electrical demand response using energy storage in vehicles and buildings: The present invention relates to a system having a building control system with a vehicle battery controller. The vehicle battery controller may be configured to control a vehicle battery charge and a vehicle battery discharge of a vehicle having a vehicle battery coupled to an electrical system of a building.... Agent: Johnson Controls, Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder PC01/14/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100010642 - Method and system for safety monitored terminal block: A method, apparatus, and system for controlling a process are provided. The control device apparatus includes an input section configured to receive input signals from a controlled process, a first output section communicatively coupled to the input section wherein the first output section is configured to transmit the received input... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20100010643 - Method and system for controlling a usage of an object: A system and method for controlling a usage of objects, the method includes: receiving, by a control unit, an indication that a user intends to use an object; wherein the utilization is dependent upon a reception of power from a power supply network; receiving, by the control unit, over a... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100010644 - System and method for managing applications: A system for managing a application includes a clock unit outputting time signals, a storage unit storing an age table, a detection unit and a resetting unit. The application includes a logical pointer and a flag carrying a flag bit. The age table includes ordered logical headers and age values,... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100010645 - Basepoint estimator: A method of estimating a basepoint includes receiving a plurality of goals, wherein each goal has a desired value, and receiving a plurality of sensor feedback signals from a controlled system. A plurality of predicted output values of the controlled system are received from a mathematical model. A desired change... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney
20100010646 - interface for implantable medical device programming: An implantable medical device is capable of delivering therapeutic output to a patient. A controller, programmable by a medical professional, is operatively coupled to the implantable medical device to, in part, program the therapeutic output to be delivered to the patient. The controller has an interface allowing the medical professional... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100010647 - User interface improvements for medical devices: A method and system is disclosed for operating a medical device with or without a cassette in place. A method is disclosed for adding additional VTBI to an ongoing infusion without stopping the infusion and with maintaining the infusion parameters. A method and system is disclosed for changing the CCA... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth
20100010648 - Auto-station tuning: In various embodiments, a media player or portable media device can enable a user to navigate and discover content or other media assets. The media player may analyze broadcasts and other content streams to determine currently playing and forthcoming content. The media player may switch from one source of content... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100010651 - Dynamic range control and equalization of digital audio using warped processing: This invention describes a method for adjusting the loudness and the spectral content of digital audio signals in a real-time using warped spectral filtering. A warped processing module modifies a spectral content of a digital audio signal with a set of gains for a plurality of non-linearly-scaled frequency bands determined... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20100010649 - Method and apparatus for processing digital audio signal: There is a sequence of samples having values representative of a waveform. Samples corresponding to extrema including maximums and minimums in the waveform are detected. A decision is made as to whether values of successive samples between every two extremum-corresponding samples are in an upward slope or a downward slope.... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo
20100010650 - Method and apparatus for processing digital audio signal: There is a sequence of samples having values representative of a waveform. Peak-corresponding samples are detected which correspond to respective peaks including local maximums and local minimums in the waveform. An ideal waveform peak is estimated from the value of each detected peak-corresponding sample and values of samples temporally adjacent... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo
20100010653 - Method and system for unified audio control on a personal computer: A system and method for improved audio controls on a personal computer is provided. The system and method provide a unified architecture for audio controls across hardware and software interfaces of the personal computer. An intelligent facility may automatically change audio controls for users to simply interact with various communications... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20100010652 - Music playing device: A music playing device is disclosed. The music playing device includes a main body, a receiving space, an audio signal decoder and an audio signal output terminal. The receiving space is disposed in the main body for receiving a memory. The audio signal decoder is disposed in the main body... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100010654 - Methods and systems for pervasive diagnostics: Model-based production control systems and methods are presented for constructing plans for controlling operation of a production system with a plant having a plurality of resources to achieve one or more production goals, in which a planner constructs plans for execution in the plant based on production goals while balancing... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Parc
20100010655 - Assembly connection method for attaching virtual parts in a computer aided design software environment: A method and apparatus that allows the user of a computer aided design (CAD) system to connect three-dimensional parts to create a three-dimensional assembly using connections that completely define the attachment between the parts attached to each other by that connection. The user can simultaneously define the orientations of the... Agent: Paul E. Lewkowicz, P.C.
20100010656 - Production system creating system and production system creating method: To provide a production system creating system that can create production systems of various articles by freely combining a plurality of production factors of various types from a superordinate concept toward a subordinate concept thereof. In the production system creating system, while referring to a point in time when a... Agent: Clark & Brody
20100010657 - Methods and systems for active diagnosis through logic-based planning: A control systems and methods are presented for controlling a production system, in which a model-based planner includes a formulation, such as a SAT formulation representing possible actions in the production, with a solver being used to provide a solution to the formulation based at least partially on production and... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Parc
20100010658 - Control device and control method of plasma processing system, and storage medium storing control program: In a control device of a plasma processing system, a storage unit is configured to store a reference recipe indicating an order of the plasma processing. An operation unit calculates a state variation value of each of the plasma processing devices by a predetermined timing at a plurality of processing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100010659 - Thin films measurment method and system: A method and system are presented for use in controlling the processing of a structure. First measured data is provided being indicative of at least one of the following: a thickness (d2) of at least one layer (L2) of the structure W in at least selected sites of the structure... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100010660 - Method of manufacturing a product using scan targets: A method of manufacturing aircraft includes removably securing a target to a portion of the aircraft in a predetermined position on the portion of the aircraft. The method further includes scanning the target with a scanning device to acquire information about at least one of a location and orientation of... Agent: Hugh P. Gortler
20100010661 - Method to control automatic pouring of molten metal by a ladle and media for recording programs for controlling the tilting of a ladle: The method controls a servomotor, corresponding to the desired flow pattern of the molten metal, so that the molten metal can be poured into a mold, wherein the servomotor, which tilts the ladle to pour the molten metal in the mold, is controlled by a computer that has the programs... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100010662 - Vibration suppressing method and device: A stable rotation speed is acquired by finely changing a rotation speed of a rotary shaft 3 based on an expected stable rotation speed, and calculating an amount of change of a k′ number, and the like. Therefore, a more accurate rotation speed can be acquired, and “chatter vibration” generated... Agent: Burr & Brown
20100010663 - Banknote handling apparatus and method of controlling banknote handling apparatus: A banknote handling apparatus that can easily designate attributes of banknotes to be stacked on stacking units and a method of controlling the apparatus. The apparatus includes a control unit that controls the banknote handling apparatus, a hopper that feeds out banknotes according to an instruction of the control unit,... Agent: Burr & Brown
20100010664 - Apparatus for monitoring a package handling system: A monitoring apparatus for sensing conditions associated with a package handling system. The monitoring apparatus includes a test package configured for being handled by the package handling system with non-test packages handled by the package handling system. The test package has a housing defining a test package interior and has... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100010665 - Board inspection device: A board inspection device 1 comprises: an inspection unit 50 for inspecting a board P; a board-supplying unit 24 that enables a board P to be manually supplied to the inspection unit 50; and a liquid crystal monitor 4 for displaying prescribed information including the results of an inspection of... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100010667 - Planter monitor system and method: A planter monitor system and method that provides an operator with near real-time data concerning yield robbing events and the economic cost associated with such yield robbing events so as to motivate the operator to take prompt corrective action.... Agent: Patent Department Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren, Ltd.
20100010666 - System to secure, control, inventory and dispense items: A safe/secure cabinet that preferably protects and deters the internal and external threat of theft and robbery most preferably for use with controlled and non-controlled items.... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.
20100010669 - Event execution method and system for robot synchronized with mobile terminal: An event execution method and system for a robot synchronized with a mobile terminal is provided for enabling a robot synchronized with a mobile terminal or a character displayed in the mobile terminal to execute an event on behalf of the mobile terminal and share experience points of the character... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20100010668 - Locomotive performance testing apparatus: Provided is a locomotive performance testing apparatus capable of testing the locomotive performance of a test subject while keeping the test subject at a suitable position on a treadmill. According to the locomotive performance testing apparatus (1), a robot (2) is moving its legs (22) toward a second direction on... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100010670 - Robot: A robot includes a base unit, at least two link mechanisms arranged on the base unit, drive units capable of bending and expanding the link mechanisms, and a control unit controlling the drive units. At least one drive unit has a drive force larger than those of the other drive... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100010671 - Information processing system, information processing method, robot control system, robot control method, and computer program: An information processing system includes a synchronous processing unit configured to execute a group of modules to perform synchronous real-time processing in a single process serving as a unit of execution of a program, a parallel processing unit configured to arrange modules which allow asynchronous processing and which should perform... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100010672 - Docking system for a tele-presence robot: A remote controlled robot system that includes a mobile robot with a robot camera and a battery plug module, and a remote control station that transmits commands to control the mobile robot. The system also includes a battery charging module that mates with the mobile robot battery plug module, and... Agent: Irell & Manella LLP
20100010674 - Method for the detection of a casting curve for a robot controller, and detection system therefor: A method for detecting a casting curve for a controller of a robot guiding a pouring spoon includes the steps of manually pouring a smelt from the pouring spoon using a remote control apparatus, detecting and storing at least one time characteristic, and making available the at least one stored... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100010673 - Tele-presence robot system with multi-cast features: A graphical user interface for a remote controlled robot system that includes a robot view field that displays information provided by a robot and an observer view field that display observer information about one or more observers that can receive the robot information. The interface has various features that allow... Agent: Irell & Manella LLP
20100010675 - Stirring apparatus and method: An apparatus for mixing a viscous flowable medium includes a receptacle for receiving the viscous flowable medium and has a substantially vertically arranged rotatable stirring axle and a stirring assembly that comprises at least one stirring element. In one embodiment, the stirring element is arranged at a lower end of... Agent: Larson And Larson
20100010676 - Apparatus and method for controlling driving of fan motor for refrigerator: Disclosed is an apparatus and a method for controlling a driving of a fan motor for a refrigerator. In a normal driving mode that a temperature of the inside of the refrigerator is higher than a predetermined temperature, the fan motor is driven in a normal speed, and in a... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100010677 - Method and apparatus for treatment of discogenic pain: A method of treating discogenic back pain in a patient includes the steps of acquiring an image of at least a portion of the patient's spine, locating the spinal disc causing the back pain, and identifying a treatment volume encompassing at least a portion of the spinal disc. The method... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100010678 - System and method to control data center air handling systems: A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable medium being operable to determine at least one data center condition and determine or estimate a current energy cost. Additionally, the method includes dynamically control a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100010679 - Energy efficient method of monitoring and controlling an hvac system: A method of monitoring and controlling an active environmental control system to impose energy efficient use of the system. The method includes the steps of monitoring a calling device for a change in calling data, time and date stamp the change in calling data, detecting a change in status of... Agent: Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd.
20100010680 - Air conditioning control device and air conditioning control method: An air conditioning control device includes an operating-unit specifying unit, an adjacent-unit specifying unit and an adjacent-unit control unit, and collectively controls the operation of an indoor unit group. The operating-unit specifying unit specifies an operating unit to perform an air conditioning operation from the indoor units included in the... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100010681 - Method and apparatus for optimizing refrigeration systems: A refrigeration system comprising a compressor for compressing a refrigerant, a condenser for condensing refrigerant to a liquid, an evaporator for evaporating liquid refrigerant from the condenser to a gas, an inner control loop for optimizing a supply of liquid refrigerant to the evaporator, and an outer control loop for... Agent: Hoffberg & Associates
20100010682 - Irrigation system: A technique for controlling an irrigation system is disclosed. The technique comprises receiving landscape information, receiving environmental information, deriving an irrigation schedule based on the landscape information and the environmental information, and sending the irrigation schedule to an irrigation control unit.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20100010683 - Method and apparatus for power-limiting electrical access: A system for load control in an electrical power system is described, wherein one or more load-limiting devices such as outlets and/or lighting sockets are provided to a home or building. The load-limiting devices conserve power and increase safety by not allowing a user to attach a device that draws... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100010684 - Protection techniques for an electric power system: One embodiment of the present application is directed to a protection technique for an electric power generation system. In one or more implementations, an electric power generator, generator control circuitry, electrical output sensors to provide one or more corresponding signals, electrical switching equipment to selectively couple the generator to an... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP
20100010685 - System for calculating and collecting electric charge fee for electric vehicle: An electric charge fee calculation and collection system for an electric vehicle includes a charge control unit that receives power from a power supply means and charges a battery of the vehicle; a power usage amount and cost calculation unit that measures a power usage amount supplied to the battery... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100010686 - Distributing alternatively generated power to a real estate development: A system for distributing alternatively generated power to a real estate development having at least two individual properties includes at least one alternative energy power generator. A distribution station is coupled to the at least one alternative energy power generator. A plurality of real estate properties are coupled to the... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20100010687 - Distributing alternatively generated power to a real estate development: A method for distributing alternatively generated power to a real estate development includes subdividing the real estate development into a plurality of plots. A portion of the subdivided real estate development is dedicated to alternative energy power generation. An alternative energy power generator is provided that forms a cooperative power... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20100010688 - Energy monitoring and management: A method of controlling energy use in a system comprising a plurality of computing resources arranged in at least one computing device is described. The method includes: defining a desired heat profile for a computing device which optimises airflow characteristics for the computing device; monitoring the energy use of at... Agent: Derek J. Westberg Westberg Law Offices01/07/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100004758 - Equipment management system, programmable controller and centralized controller: A centralized controller 2 controls facility equipment 3a and 3b according to a sequence control program corresponding to standard functions of the facility equipment 3a and 3b. In addition, the centralized controller 2 receives control information for controlling a unique function of the facility equipment 3a and 3b and a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100004759 - Methods and apparatus to manage process plant alarms: Example methods and apparatus to manage process plant alarms are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving a process plant control system configuration parameter, the process plant control system configuration parameter representing a selected state of a process plant, performing a first query in an alarm definition data structure based... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100004760 - Numerical controller with tabular data for operating arbitrary axes: In a numerical controller that controls axes based on tabular data, the tabular data is created to be used for operating one arbitrary axis without axis assignment and shared by a plurality of axes assigned based on an NC program, signals, etc.... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100004762 - Computational system and method for memory modification: Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of a memory-dampening agent; and presenting an indication of an artificial sensory experience at least partially based on accepting an indication of a memory-dampening agent.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100004761 - Distributed and adaptive smart logic with multi-communication apparatus for reliable safety system shutdown: This invention relates to safety instrumented systems (“SIS”) for monitoring and controlling chemical and other industrial process field devices, and that are responsive to signals for the emergency shutdown of the process or system. The patent will significantly improve the reliability of communications within an emergency shutdown system, reduce unwanted... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20100004764 - Appliance with animation framework: An appliance includes one or more control boards having control software to control a cycle of operation, access to memory, a graphical user interface in communication with the control boards for allowing a user to observe and interact with the appliance regarding the cycle of operation, and a software framework... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750
20100004763 - Gateway device and control device: The present invention aims to provide a gateway device in order to release information and service information of an appliance to an appliance connected to a network having a different protocol. The gateway device (11) includes a device description creation processing unit (24), a device description template holding unit (25),... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100004768 - Controllable track-skipping: A method, system, and computer program product allow users to skip and/or to fast-forward through media items such as songs, while limiting the extent to which skipping is allowed in order to maintain conformance with sound performance complement restrictions such as those specified by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20100004766 - Method and a system for providing sound generation instructions: A method and a system for providing sound generation instructions from a digitized input signal are provided. The invention comprises transforming at least part of the digitized input signal into a feature representation, extracting characteristic features of the obtained feature representation, comparing at least part of the extracted characteristic features... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.
20100004767 - Method for controlling projector and projection system using the same: In a method for controlling projector and a projection system using the same, the method is adapted to a projector. The projector receives a multimedia data from a host and through a multimedia-data transmitting interface. The projector judges whether the multimedia data includes a predetermined data in advance, and then... Agent: Lanway Ipr Services
20100004765 - Recording apparatus and method for a storage medium exchange during recording: Recording devices are often used to record discussions, conferences, meetings and the like. The recorded information is reviewed or processed afterwards for example in order to prepare minutes or notes. The known state of the art proposes to use devices comprising two receptacles for tapes. But this solution adds cost... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20100004769 - Method of designing a structure: A method of designing a structure, such as an airfoil section. A first set of candidate designs is generated in a first optimisation process, each candidate design comprising a set of M design variables associated with an M-dimensional design space. A subset of the first set of candidate designs is... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100004770 - Computer-implemented method of design of surfaces defined by guiding curves: The invention relates to a method of design of ruled surfaces. The method comprises the step of accessing data defining guiding curves P(u) and Q(v) and a cost function f(t, w). Given P(u) and Q(v), the unknown coupling is a parameterized curve s(t(s), w(s)). The method further comprises defining an... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100004773 - Apparatus for characterization of thin film properties and method of using the same: This invention provides an apparatus and method for characterization of thin film structures. More particularly, the present invention provides methods and devices for fast and accurate identification of optical constants, thickness, interface roughness and stresses of a sensing film structures by spectropolarimetric imaging technique. This invention also provides the method... Agent: Phystech, Inc.
20100004771 - Method and system for corrective planning and optimization of processing processes: The invention relates to a method and system for correcting programming and optimising treatment and/or subsequent treatment processes in technical installations, in particular in the paper industry, wherein the system comprises means for carrying an optimisation suitable for treatment processes and for corresponding subsequent treatment processes according to a production... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100004772 - Systems and methods for managing material storage vessels having information storage elements: Material management systems and methods include material storage vessels with information (e.g., electronic information) storage. Information may be communicated from a storage device to a process tool controller and employed to set or adjust a process tool operating parameter. Material information may be determined by remote analysis and subsequently communicated... Agent: Intellectual Property / Technology Law
20100004774 - System for real-time surveillance of production facility and environmental conditions: A real-time surveillance system of the present invention comprises a plurality of machine surveillance controllers for surveying a specific production line, the operation real time data of the production lines are collected and are transmitted via a communication interface to a server for showing on a surveillance display, so that... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100004775 - Method and system for defect detection in manufacturing integrated circuits: Method and system for defect detection in manufacturing integrated circuits. In an embodiment, the invention provides a method for identifying one or more sources for possible causing manufacturing detects in integrated circuits. The method includes a step for providing a plurality of semiconductor substrates. The method includes a step for... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100004776 - Operation instructing system, method for instructing operation, and operation instructing apparatus: An operation instructing system includes an individual process information obtaining section obtaining, each time a production element is put into the system, the process information about one of the production lines to produce the put production element; a state information obtaining section obtaining, on the basis of the process information,... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100004777 - S-shape detection test piece and a detection method for detecting the precision of the numerical control milling machine: The present invention relates to an “S” shaped detection test piece for comprehensively detecting the precision of the numerical control milling machine and the detection method thereof. The detection test piece consists of an “S” shaped equal thickness edge strip (1) and a rectangular base (2), respectively forming two “S”... Agent: Mei & Mark LLP
20100004778 - Object picking device: An object picking device, which is inexpensive and capable of speedily and accurately picking one object at a time from a random pile state. A target detecting part of an image processing part processes an image captured by a camera and detects objects. A target selecting part selects an object... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100004779 - Method for automatic testing of anatomical laboratory specimens: A method for automatic evaluation, processing and/or testing of an anatomic pathology specimen is disclosed. The specimen is placed into a primary or secondary container labeled with a unique identification code, placed into a specimen carrier, and the carrier marked with an identification code which uniquely identifies the specimen and,... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
20100004780 - Medication dispensing cart: A medication dispensing cart (10) having a computer and monitor (12), a work surface (16) with pull out keyboard (18), and plural drawers (30) arranged as a vertical series of cassettes that can be added as needed. The battery powered device uses software and pass codes for controlling access to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100004781 - System for vending physical and information items: A vending machine handles a purchase transaction by receiving a payment, receiving a product selection from the customer, and dispensing the product indicated by the product selection. As part of the same transaction, the vending machine offers an information item such as an audio recording or a video recording. The... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20100004782 - Systems and methods for storing and dispensing medication: A medication storage/dispenser unit comprises a processor connected to medication package storage compartments. The storage compartments comprise a medication package, and preferably may also include a content reader, a medication information reader, and a medication package indicator. The processor receives a medication request from the medical information system, receives content... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman
20100004783 - System for collaboration between device and person: To make the most of characteristics of a device and a person and allow efficient handling even if a workpiece to be handled is changed when the device and the person perform operations in a shared area. The device 6 and the person 7 perform an assembling operation of a... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100004784 - Apparatus and method for effectively transmitting image through stereo vision processing in intelligent service robot system: A data transmission apparatus of an intelligent robot system and a method thereof are provided. The data transmission apparatus includes a vision processor collector, a communicating unit, and a controller. The vision processor collects images captured through a camera, and performs an image process on the collected image to minimize... Agent: Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100004785 - Control device and control method of plasma processing system, and storage medium storing control program: In a control device of a plasma processing system, a communication unit is configured to receive processing information related to a carrier of a next processing lot. A determination unit is configured to determine whether the processing information received by the communication unit has pre-treatment information related to one of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100004786 - Control system for modulating water heater: A method of controlling a modulating water heater supplying water to a system includes sensing a parameter which changes corresponding to a change in system flow rate, the sensed parameter being a parameter other than system temperature, and then modulating output of the heater in response to a change in... Agent: Waddey & Patterson, P.C.
20100004787 - Method and apparatus for configuring a communicating environmental conditioning network: A method for configuring a communicating environmental conditioning network, an apparatus for such configuring and a method for configuring a communicating air conditioning network are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method for configuring a communicating environmental conditioning network includes: (1) establishing baseline data indicating conditioned outputs of selected space interactive... Agent: Hitt Gaines P.C.
20100004788 - Re-certification system for a flow control apparatus: A process for verifying that at least one component of a flow control apparatus is functioning within a predetermined operational range comprises loading a re-certification feeding set to a flow control apparatus and sensing that the re-certification feeding set has been loaded. Software comprising a re-certification procedure verifies at least... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz
20100004789 - Irrigation controller with integrated wire tracker: The present invention is directed to an irrigation controller, method and software program product for generating wire tracker signal transmission across a control wire. The irrigation controller includes a valve actuation control module selectively coupled to each of a plurality of control wires and generating a valve actuation control signal... Agent: Rudolph J. Buchel Jr., Law Office Of
20100004791 - Systems and methods for presenting saving opportunities for electronic devices: A method for presenting saving opportunities for electronic devices is disclosed. Experience based data learned from past power behavior of one or more devices is received. One or more power saving opportunities are generated based on the experience based data. Estimated cost savings is calculated. A notification message is presented... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman
20100004790 - Water heater demand side management system: A system for shifting energy demand from on-peak time windows to off-peak time windows by using hot water heater load shifting, while providing the end user with the level of service (i.e., availability of hot water) according to the user's customary use described by service quality criteria. The shift is... Agent: James Richards
20100004792 - Acquisition, control and measurement device: An Acquisition, Control and Measurement device has the capability to operate as element in an Electrical Distribution of Average Tension Network or in an Electrical Substation, operating as master device (initiates the communication) or slave (responds the communication) in SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems. The device can process... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
20100004793 - Electrical motor load controller and control methods therefor: An electrical load controller that controls the starting sequence for a plurality of electrical loads includes a start demanding unit that generates a demand to start at least one of the plurality of electrical loads. A first electrical load is started immediately if the time between when a second electrical... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100004794 - Laser safety controller: A laser controller may operate a laser at a high power level, such as Class 3R, Class 3B, or higher, but may have safety interlocks to limit exposure to a safe level and may, as a system, be classified as Class 1. The laser controller may control a laser that... Agent: Krajec Patent Offices, LLC
20100004795 - Plasma processing method and plasma processing apparatus: The invention provides a plasma processing apparatus capable of setting the temperature of the plasma processing chamber accurately to a specific state, and to perform highly accurate plasma processing while maintaining a constant plasma processing property. The plasma processing apparatus for subjecting a sample w to be processed to plasma... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100004796 - Temperature regulating apparatus, exposure system, and device manufacturing method: A temperature regulating apparatus which regulates temperature includes a heater, a temperature detector configured to detect temperature, a calculator configured to calculate a manipulated value based on an error between a target temperature and the temperature detected by the temperature detector, and a power controller configured to supply power, having... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100004797 - Placement of a solar collector: When using a solar concentrator to obtain energy collected by a sun, it can be beneficial to place the concentrator accurately. As the concentrator moves, a position of the concentrator with respect to gravity can be determined, commonly though use of an inclinometer. A comparison can be made of the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLPPrevious industry: Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor
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