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Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100049336 - Automation system comprising an implemented engineering-environment: An automation system including a service-oriented architecture and decentralized, distributed components and/or devices in a flexible and reconfigurable production environment. The system includes at least one host computer which is connected to service-oriented components and/or devices by means of a data transmission system such as Ethernet. In order to establish... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20100049335 - Data structure & associated method for automation control system management: A data structure comprising a link to a set of binding points enabling connection to a building control system and a model of said automation control system is disclosed. The model comprises a plurality of virtual components arranged in a structure associated with functions of said automation control system. Each... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100049337 - Peripheral device of programmable logic controller: A tracing-result optimization processing unit generates an optimized tracing result. A tracing-result collation processing unit collates the optimized tracing result and a time chart as a basis of a sequence processing for an external apparatus and detects shift of the optimized tracing result. A tracing-result storing unit accumulates and stores... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100049338 - Air conditioner system with optimizer: Described is an air conditioning system optimizer for optimizing operation of a compressor of the air conditioning system. The optimizer modifies a temperature and pressure of refrigeration fluid or gas operating for cooling purposes in the compressor and condenser coil within a compressor housing using enhanced water cooling by and... Agent: John F. Vodopia
20100049340 - Inferential sensors developed using three-dimensional pareto-front genetic programming: A predictive algorithm for predictive at least one output variable based on a plurality of input variables is developed using a genetic programming technique that evolves a population of candidate algorithms through multiple generations. Within each generation, the candidate algorithms are evaluated based on three fitness criteria: (i) an accuracy... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, LLP
20100049339 - Method for the computer-assisted control and/or regulation of a technical system: A method for the computer-assisted control and/or regulation of a technical system is provided. The method is used to efficiently reduce a high-dimensional state space describing the technical system to a smaller dimension. The reduction of the state space is performed using an artificial recurrent neuronal network. In addition, the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100049341 - Method of configuring a machine vision application program for execution on a multi-processor computer: A machine vision system includes a computer with one or more processors and software that has a plurality of tool routines each performing a different image analysis function. A machine vision application program is created by selecting certain ones of the plurality of tool routines to analyze the image. A... Agent: Cognex Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100049346 - Apparatuses and methods for use in creating an audio scene: An audio scene is created for an avatar in a virtual environment of multiple avatars. A link structure is created between the avatars. An audio scene is created for each avatar, based on an avatar's associations with other linked avatars.... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Inc.
20100049345 - Digital audio/video playing device: A digital audio/video playing device includes a touch control board, a plurality of switch units disposed outside a perimeter of the touch control board, and a support plate disposed on the touch control board and switch units. The support plate includes a central portion, an intermediary portion ringing the central... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20100049349 - Method and apparatus for playing audio files: A method for playing audio files includes: parsing data frames of an audio file until basic information about file playing that meets the conditions for playing the audio file is obtained; and playing the audio file according to the basic information about file playing. A location and search method for... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20100049347 - Method and apparatus for reproducing multimedia stream reflecting user interest: A method and apparatus for reproducing multimedia reflecting a user interest are provided. The apparatus includes a network transmitter/receiver, a display unit, an overlap region detector, and a multimedia processor. The network transmitter/receiver receives information on a multi contents page including a multimedia stream. The display unit outputs a predetermined... Agent: Ipla P.A.
20100049342 - Method and apparatus to facilitate determining signal bounding frequencies: A signal processing platform (300) presents (101) a signal to be processed and identifies (102) signal portions with specific characteristics that are used (103) to automatically determine at least one bounding frequency that can be used to facilitate bandwidth extension for the signal. Identifying these signal portions can comprise identifying... Agent: Motorola/fetf
20100049350 - Method and system for transferring stored data between a media player and an accessory: Techniques for transferring stored data between a media player and an accessory. In one set of embodiments, one of the media player and the accessory can obtain a unique identifier for a particular file stored in the other of the media player and the accessory. The one of the media... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100049348 - Method for outputting audio-visual media contents on a mobile electronic device, and mobile electronic device: A method for outputting audio-visual media contents on a mobile electronic device is provided. The method may include receiving a request for the output of an audio-visual media content which is stored in a compressed format in a memory in a mobile electronic device; checking of whether a copy of... Agent: Viering, Jentschura & Partner
20100049343 - Non-intrusive acoustic monitoring for equipment diagnostic and fault reporting: A computer implemented method, a computer program product, and a data processing system provide acoustic monitoring and fault reporting. A sound is identified from a consumer device. The sound to an acoustic signal. An acoustic fingerprint is generated from the acoustic signal. The acoustic fingerprint is then compared to a... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20100049344 - Traffic-based media selection: Methods and systems for traffic-based media selection are provided. A first media file may be played on a media player. Traffic around the media player is monitored, and various traffic conditions, including speed and density of the traffic, may be detected. A second media file is selected based on a... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20100049351 - Method and system for producing a dental prothesis: A method for producing a dental prosthesis, including obtaining data for the teeth that are to be replaced and for their surrounding area; compiling a database containing data for prefabricated tooth replacement parts; excluding those tooth replacement parts which, based on the data recorded for the teeth to be replaced... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20100049352 - System and method for automatically processing and/or machining workpieces: A system for automated processing of workpieces comprises at least one handling apparatus having at least one measuring arrangement configured to record at least one controlled variable and at least one regulatory device configured to interact with the at least one measuring arrangement to optimize the processing using the at... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100049354 - Method and apparatus for ensuring the dimensional constancy of multisegment physical structures during assembly: The invention relates to a method for ensuring the dimensional constancy of multisegment physical structures, in particular aircraft structures, during assembly, having the following steps: a spatially-fixed three-dimensional coordinate system (90) which encloses the subsequent assembled physical structure is set up; a plurality of segments (31, 32, 33) of the... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20100049355 - Method for determining tool's production quality: A method for determining manufacturing tool production quality includes providing a table with manufacturing process data. The table is analyzed and a contingency table is established. The contingency table comprises several manufacturing tools, manufacturing processes, and the number of occurrences of bad lots. Split the contingency table up into a... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100049356 - Remote test facility with wireless interface to local test facilities: A central test facility transmits wirelessly test data to a local test facility, which tests electronic devices using the test data. The local test facility transmits wirelessly response data generated by the electronic devices back to the central test facility, which analyzes the response data to determine which electronic devices... Agent: N. Kenneth Burraston Kirton & Mcconkie
20100049353 - Semiconductor manufacturing apparatus equipped with wafer inspection device and inspection techniques: A semiconductor manufacturing apparatus includes a processing unit for processing at least one wafer; a loading/unloading unit for loading/unloading at least wafer; an input/output chamber for taking in a processed wafer from the processing unit and taking out the processed wafer to the loading/unloading unit, and taking in a unprocessed... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100049357 - Rotary machine with separately controllable stations: A rotary machine may have multiple stations that have a linear motion operated by a cam and a rotational motion operated by individual motors mounted on each station. Each station may perform a motion profile that is proportional to the machine's central axis rotation or, in some cases, independent of... Agent: Computrol, Inc. Krajec Patent Offices, LLC
20100049358 - Method and laboratory system for handling sample tube racks: A method and laboratory system for handling sample tube racks are disclosed. The laboratory system includes a storage section (14) with a plurality of shelves (110) for storing a plurality of storage racks (SR), a disposal unit (18) for disposing sample tubes from the storage racks (SR), a robotic transfer... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100049359 - Article stacking apparatus having at least one safety sensor and method of operating same: A stacking apparatus includes a base, a main conveyor pivotably supported on the base that is pivotable between a first, lowered, position and a second, raised, position, an accumulator section downstream of a discharge end of the main conveyor for receiving articles from the main conveyor, where the accumulator section... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100049360 - Mail sorter for simultaneous sorting using multiple algorithms: A mail sorter, method, and software product are used for sorting inbound mail pieces and outbound mail pieces. The mail sorter includes sorter modules cooperatively engaged with each other, so as to receive mail pieces that are a mixture of both inbound mail pieces and outbound mail pieces, and so... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100049361 - Medication dispensing system and method: A medication dispensing system and method where the patient can have his personal console capable of receiving an insert having a tray with an array of medication compartments corresponding to respective times and dates at which the medication is prescribed to be taken. A database in the console can be... Agent: Michaelson & Associates
20100049362 - System for the preparation and distribution of beverages in a transportation unit: The present invention relates to a modular beverage system incorporable into a transportation unit. The system comprises a power source, at least one user point, at least one vessel, at least one liquid transferring apparatus operatively associated with said power source; and piping. The vessel is adapted to store therein... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis
20100049363 - Smart medicine container: Present invention discloses a dispenser having means to dispense desired number of pills from a bulk supply of pills contained in the dispenser. The dispenser comprises of storage compartment having bulk supply of pills and having a discharge port emptying into counting compartment. The counting compartment contains first and second... Agent: Nitesh Ratnakar
20100049364 - Navigational control system for a robotic device: An autonomous cleaning apparatus includes a chassis, a drive system disposed on the chassis and operable to enable movement of the cleaning apparatus, and a controller in communication with the drive system. The controller includes a processor operable to control the drive system to steer movement of the cleaning apparatus.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100049365 - Method and system for multi-mode coverage for an autonomous robot: A control system for a mobile robot (10) is provided to effectively cover a given area by operating in a plurality of modes, including an obstacle following mode (51) and a random bounce mode (49). In other embodiments, spot coverage, such as spiraling (45), or other modes are also used... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100049366 - Surroundings mapping apparatus capable of applying quickly changed surroundings information in mobile robot and method thereof: A method of responding to environmental change to build an environment map of a mobile apparatus and an apparatus thereof are disclosed. The apparatus includes a traveling unit traveling a mobile apparatus according to a command, a distance measuring unit measuring a distance from the mobile apparatus to a moving... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100049367 - Method of controlling robot for bridge inspection: The present invention relates to a method of controlling a robot for bridge inspection. In the present invention, whether a defect image is being received from a robot device is determined. As a result of the determination, when the defect image is being received, a current location of the robot... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100049368 - Robot: An exemplary robot includes an information collecting module, a controlling system and a driving module. The information collecting module comprises a voice identifying device, a detecting device and a motion sensing device. The information collecting module is configured for identifying identities of robot users, detecting distances between the robot and... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100049369 - Modeling and control optimization system for integrated fluidized bed combustion process and air pollution control system: A system for optimizing and controlling a circulating fluidized bed combustion (FBC) system (7) and an air pollution control (APC) system (9) includes a controller (205, 305, 406) and an optimizer (210, 310). The controller (205, 305, 406) is connected to the FBC system (7) and/or the APC system (9).... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP - Alstom Power
20100049370 - Method and apparatus for mixing and dispensing products: An improved post-mix type food product dispenser that includes a housing having a clear, transparent visual display that permits real-time viewing of the mixing process that takes place within a mixing chamber defined by a rotating rotor that is closely received within the housing. The apparatus is operated by the... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.
20100049371 - Aggregated management system: An aggregated management system for managing a commodity, such as electricity or gas, is disclosed comprising a plurality of commodity resources; an availability calculation means; a resource aggregator, wherein each resource, depending on availability data from the availability calculation means, is aggregated to represent an aggregated resource; a resource controller,... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20100049372 - Electroporation system with dial-in time constant: Methods, systems, and apparatus provide an accurate time constant for electroporation. A model voltage function is created (analog, digital, or combination) to provide a model voltage having the desired time constant. A voltage is applied to the sample. A comparing circuit compares the output voltage, which may be attenuated, to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP02/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100042230 - Method and device to manage an object and parts thereof: A method and device for connecting electrical and electronic devices into integrated network. The device includes monofunctional computer, i.e. programmable controller and actuator controller, and two information channels or networks. Via the inner network takes place the exchange of information between the programmable controller and the actuator controller. Inner network... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100042231 - Reliability tools for complex systems: Tools for the maintenance of complex plants or systems are provided. A master equipment list of components included in a complex plant are organized according to systems. Those components that are critical to the function of the associated system are identified. A template modeling aspects of each critical component is... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20100042232 - Method for operating an industrial plant: A process is disclosed for operating an industrial plant by means of a guidance system that controls processes in the industrial plant, in which process operation-relevant data such as states, malfunctions and/or degradation of devices of the industrial plant are acquired by an operator; the operation-relevant data are acquired in... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100042234 - Expert system for controlling plant growth in a contained environment: In a system for optimizing crop growth, vegetation is cultivated in a contained environment, such as a greenhouse, an underground cavern or other enclosed space. Imaging equipment is positioned within or about the contained environment, to acquire spatially distributed crop growth information, and environmental sensors are provided to acquire data... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100042233 - Method and system for providing input in home network using upnp: A method is provided for providing input in a home network using Universal Plug and Play (UPnP). A control point sends a request for information about input capabilities to an electronic device existing in the home network, and receives the information about the input capabilities in response to the request.... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20100042237 - Mobile communication device and audio signal adjusting method thereof: A mobile communication device includes an audio receiving unit, an audio adjusting unit, and an audio output unit. The audio receiving unit receives audio signals. The audio adjusting unit adjusts the audio signals and amplifies the audio signals of a predetermined frequency band. The audio output unit outputs the adjusted... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100042236 - Self-service terminal: A self-service terminal (SST) and a method of operating the SST are described. The SST comprises a control application arranged to control operation of the SST. The control application is operable to play a first musical sequence on execution of an initial event at the terminal. The first musical sequence... Agent: Michael Chan Ncr Corporation
20100042235 - System and method for adaptive content rendition: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for adaptive content rendition, the method comprising receiving media content for playback to a user, adapting the media content for playback on a first device in the user's first location, receiving a notification when the user changes to a second location, adapting... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20100042238 - Techniques for providing audio for synchronized playback by multiple devices: An audio system communicates with an aggregate device that includes multiple audio devices. When providing audio data for playback, the system compensates for presentation latency differences between the various audio devices. In addition, the system adjusts for device clock drift by selecting a master device and resampling the audio data... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/apple Inc.
20100042239 - Techniques for providing audio for synchronized playback by multiple devices: An audio system communicates with an aggregate device that includes multiple audio devices. When providing audio data for playback, the system compensates for presentation latency differences between the various audio devices. In addition, the system adjusts for device clock drift by selecting a master device and resampling the audio data... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/apple Inc.
20100042240 - Dynamic fulfillment planning method and apparatus: This invention relates to a method for production planning in which changing demands and current demands are combined and separated into fixed demands, time-flexible demands, and quantity-flexible demands before being prioritized according to a set of rules that optimize efficient handling of changing demands while minimizing changes in and maximizing... Agent: Goodman, Allen & Filetti PLLC
20100042241 - Modeling data creating system, manufacturing method, and modeling data creating program: A modeling data creating system comprises: a correction unit that corrects structure data expressing the form of a desired structure based on change amount data; a contour generation unit that generates contour data expressing the contour of a support member for supporting the structure on a modeling table, based on... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20100042243 - Computer assisted method for the advanced design of bent parts of composite material: Computer assisted method for the advanced design of bent parts of composite material using a computer assisted CAD system comprising the following stages: a) Supplying the 2D mesh model (11) of the part; b) Generating the 3D outer surface (19) of the part; c) Obtaining the 3D mesh model (51)... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100042244 - Method of designing tool and tool path for forming a rotor blade including an airfoil portion: A method of designing a tool for forming a rotor blade including an airfoil portion includes generating a computer model of a rotor blade having an airfoil portion, and determining a curvature and radius of curvature at sections of the rotor blade. An inner and outer diameter of a circumferential... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney
20100042242 - Skin design process: A method of designing a virtual model for the manufacture of a blended body structure having two or more constituent elements, the method comprising the step of defining a parameterised, theoretical procedural skin from which two or more datum skins are generated, each datum skin defining a production outline of... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20100042246 - Method and device for the compensation of geometrical errors in machining machinery: A method to compensate geometrical errors in processing machines, in which a workpiece holder (8) is arranged such that it can be adjusted on the basis of measurement signals that have been received by being able to be rotated relative to a fixture (9) in the processing machine to which... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100042245 - Office automation device for preloading content on memory cards and processing method thereof: An OA device for preloading content on memory cards is disclosed. A handler control module of a control unit performs a preloading process which comprises a preload check, preloading content based on digital content stored in buffers, and a preloaded content comparison, wherein memory cards at the initial column of... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100042248 - Monitoring and control system for commodity loading: A system for in-vehicle monitoring and control of commodity loading, such a grain or loose or fluid materials, from a storage bin to a transport bin using a loading system, includes a loading system control device and a user interface device capable of mutual wireless communication. The system improves safety... Agent: Overhauser & Lindman
20100042247 - Robotic storage library with queued move instructions and method of queing such instructions: A robotic tape library which queues two or more move instructions is described. Generally, the robotic system receives a first move instruction which commands a first robot to move a first tape cartridge from a shelf to a first tape drive to be loaded therein. Though the first move has... Agent: Spectra Logic Corporation
20100042249 - Storage system and storage method: A storage system of the present invention includes a storage area for arranging and storing articles (W), a carrying-in line (200) for carrying in the articles (W) toward the storage area, and a transfer mechanism (300) arranged on an upper region of the storage area in order to transfer the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100042250 - Coin accommodating and dispensing device: A cyclic transporting unit is provided. The transporting unit transports coins one by one in reverse directions in depositing and dispensing. A plurality of accommodating and dispensing portions are arranged along the transporting unit. Since coins enter and exit the transporting unit through a single coin inlet/outlet of the accommodating... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100042251 - Machine monitoring apparatus and method: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method of monitoring a machine. A preferred embodiment of the present invention is used to monitor the operation of a mail insertion machine. The mail insertion machine is an automated mail insertion device that inserts mailing inserts into preaddressed mailing devices. In... Agent: Douglas E. Warren Attorney At Law
20100042252 - Disk type apparatus and corresponding methods: A disk type apparatus is provided for handling sheets of material. The apparatus has a first path for receiving first ones of the sheets from an input highway, a second path for receiving second ones of the sheets from the input highway; and a compiling disk capable of simultaneously receiving... Agent: Prass LLP
20100042253 - Wafer carrier handling methods, systems and apparatus for semiconductor wafer fabrication: A system and method is provided for transporting wafers in wafer carriers to a fabrication tool. The system provides an incoming carrier location adapted to receive a wafer lot carrier containing a wafer lot, a divider mechanism adapted to divide and place the wafers into a plurality of sublot carriers... Agent: Dugan & Dugan, PC
20100042254 - Method of feeding flattened cardboard cartons in a carton opening machine in a bottle, container, or article packaging plant, and a device therefor: Method of feeding flattened cardboard cartons in a carton opening machine in a bottle, container, or article packaging plant, and a device therefor. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure... Agent: Nils H. Ljungman & Associates
20100042255 - Medication dispenser system and method: A system for filling medication dose packs with oral-solid medication items comprises storage tray drawers each having storage trays. Each storage tray stores a specific type of oral-solid medication item. The storage tray drawers are displaceable to a drawn position to expose the storage trays thereof. A table supports dose... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP
20100042256 - Control device for legged mobile robot: On the basis of at least a difference between a desired state amount related to a posture of a robot 1 about a vertical axis or a floor surface normal line axis and an actual state amount of the robot 1 and a permissible range of a restriction object amount,... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100042257 - Robotic storage library with queued move instructions and method of queing such instructions: A robotic tape library which queues two or more move instructions is described. Generally, the robotic system receives a first move instruction which commands a first robot to move a first tape cartridge from a shelf to a first tape drive to be loaded therein. Though the first move has... Agent: Spectra Logic Corporation
20100042258 - Manipulation of objects: A system for manipulation of objects. The system includes N objects, where N is greater than or equal to 2 and is an integer; and a mechanism for controlling and 2D locating of the N objects. A method for manipulating objects. The method includes the steps of receiving information from... Agent: Ansel M. Schwartz
20100042262 - Control methods for calibrating motor speed in an air treatment system: A control system and associated methods for an air treatment system. In one aspect, the present invention provides a control system and method for controlling blower speed as a function of separately determined smoke and dust concentrations. In one embodiment, the control system and method provides a variable delayed between... Agent: Warner, Norcross & Judd In Re: Alticor Inc.
20100042259 - Method and apparatus for monitoring and optimizing blood circulation generated by a pump: In a method for the automatic control of blood pumps, an optimization of the blood flow is achieved by periodic speed interventions and flow changes thereby occurring, using a formed differential variable and a control algorithm. In addition, the location of possible flow resistances on the venous or arterial side... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20100042261 - Plant controlling system and plant controlling method: A plant controlling system that controls a process value of a plant by operating a plurality of operation targets includes: a velocity-type PID controlling unit to receive a control deviation between the process value and a control set value, and calculate and output a manipulated variable deviation for the operation... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100042260 - Predictor of when to harvest cells grown in a bioreactor: This invention relates to a cell expansion system and to a method of determining when to harvest cells from the cell expansion system.... Agent: Caridianbct, Inc. Mail Stop: 810 1f2
20100042263 - Intelligent sprinkler irrigation system: The present invention features an intelligent sprinkler irrigation system for delivering fluid to an arbitrarily-shaped area in a precise manner. In general, the system comprises (a) a fluid source comprising a pressurized fluid; (b) at least one programmable sprinkler head fluidly connected to the fluid source; and (c) a computer... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20100042264 - Method for calculating availability for line power systems: A method for calculating availability in line power systems composed of power circuit modules determines power circuit parameters associated with the power circuits, accepting input from central databases The method calculates a required number of power circuits to complete the line power system and calculates the total power to be... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Bhgl Attn: Patent Docketing Room 2a-207
20100042265 - Free -cooling capacity control for air conditioning systems: An air conditioning system having 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 free-cooling mode by circulating the refrigerant through the refrigeration circuit via the pump.... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20100042266 - Control of friction at the nanoscale: Methods and apparatus are described for control of friction at the nanoscale. A method of controlling frictional dynamics of a plurality of particles using non-Lipschitzian control includes determining an attribute of the plurality of particles; calculating an attribute deviation by subtracting the attribute of the plurality of particles from a... Agent: Ut-battelle/chicago/bhgl02/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100036508 - Enabling non-interoperability among transceivers of devices: Enabling non-interoperability among transceivers of devices. A method includes transmitting a signal at a predefined symbol rate by a first transceiver of a first device of a first plurality of devices. The predefined symbol rate is unique for each transceiver of each device of the first plurality of devices. The... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100036509 - Systems and methods for defining best practices, managing best practices, and validating service models: Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for managing best practices in modeling information technology (IT) services. An architecture for validating a service model using a plurality of best practices (PBPs) provides separation of concern between the service model and selection of best practices by enabling an independent selection... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100036510 - Electronic motor controller: A control system for any type of electric motor that automatically learns the characteristics of the motor and computes a motor model for the motor. The control system uses the computed motor model to produce a closed-loop control design that achieves a particular resolution. The control system also uses the... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20100036511 - Apparatus and method for wireless access and control of process control instruments: A method includes moving a wireless device into communication range of a process control instrument in an industrial process system. The method also includes presenting to a user, at the wireless device, a graphical user interface associated with the process control instrument. The method further includes receiving from the user... Agent: Honeywell/munck Patent Services
20100036512 - Method and system to select devices of a wireless network, particularly a network of wireless lighting devices: The invention relates to the selection of devices of a wireless network, particularly wireless home control networks, for example lighting control networks in buildings. It is an object of the invention to provide an improved method and System to select devices of a wireless network, particularly a network of wireless... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100036513 - Audio mixing device and method: An audio mixing device and method are provided. The audio mixing device includes an analog to digital converter (ADC), a converting module, a mixing module, and a down-sample filter. The ADC is adapted to receive an analog signal, and convert the analog signal into a first digital signal. The converting... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100036514 - Creating multi-layer/multi-input/multi-output (mlmimo) models for metal-gate structures: The invention provides a method of processing a wafer using multilayer processing sequences and Multi-Layer/Multi-Input/Multi-Output (MLMIMO) models and libraries that can include one or more measurement procedures, one or more Poly-Etch (P-E) sequences, and one or more metal-gate etch sequences. The MLMIMO process control uses dynamically interacting behavioral modeling between... Agent: Tokyo Electron U.s. Holdings, Inc.
20100036515 - Real-time assembly and part validation and auto-disposition: Real-time assembly and part validation (or “containment”) and auto-disposition in a manufacturing environment. Validation and auto-disposition are performed in a real-time, proactive manner where the validation and auto-disposition processing are not coupled to the installation process. Validation problems or issues may therefore be identified and resolved before an assembly or... Agent: Marcia L. Doubet Law Office
20100036517 - Semiconductor manufacturing apparatus: A semiconductor manufacturing apparatus includes a first program on a controller and a second program on an interface board between the controller and controlled devices. Both of the programs update their own counters and exchange their counter values with each other, serving as bi-directional software watchdog timers (WDT). If a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100036518 - Using multi-layer/multi-input/multi-output (mlmimo) models for metal-gate structures: The invention provides a method of processing a wafer using multilayer processing sequences and Multi-Layer/Multi-Input/Multi-Output (MLMIMO) models and libraries that can include one or more measurement procedures, one or more Poly-Etch (P-E) sequences, and one or more metal-gate etch sequences. The MLMIMO process control uses dynamically interacting behavioral modeling between... Agent: Tokyo Electron U.s. Holdings, Inc.
20100036519 - Machining parameter optimizing apparatus, method for optimizing machining parameter and program therefor: A tool axis attitude deciding member 21 decides one or plural tool axis attitude. An interference dangerous zone deciding member 23 decides as an interference dangerous zone a zone possible to interfere between a tool or a tool holder and a workpiece during machining by the decided tool axis attitude.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100036520 - Method of carving three-dimensional artwork: A method of producing intricate, three-dimensional artwork requiring high resolution on the part of a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine is disclosed. An existing three dimensional carving is captured by a computer, and converted into a NURBS surface. The operator sets forth the dimensions of the surface to be carved,... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20100036521 - Automated order-picking system having an integrated sorting function and method for operating the system: An automated order-picking system (10) having an integrated sorting function for conveying article units (42) in accordance with a pre-determined sequence towards a workstation, comprising: at least one storage rack (12, 14) having a plurality of storage locations (62) for receiving load supports, on which or in which article units... Agent: Kevin J. Mcneely, Esq.
20100036522 - Airport baggage conveyor system: The invention relates to a conveyor system comprising an electronic control which provides a plurality of local material flow controls and a material flow monitoring system. The local material flow controls are associated with respective individual branch points in the conveyor system and calculate for every item conveyed, upon its... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100036523 - Vacuum processing apparatus: A vacuum processing apparatus includes a vacuum chamber capable of keeping a first pressure lower than an atmospheric pressure, a driving source disposed in the vacuum chamber, an electric power supply mechanism including a primary side mechanism disposed outside the vacuum chamber for supplying electric power to the driving source... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100036524 - Method and apparatus for converting a gift card into a generic prepaid credit card: An apparatus for converting a gift card into a generic prepaid credit card is comprised of a gift card reader, a data input device, a data output device, a telecommunications device and a prepaid credit card production device, all operatively connected to a computer. The telecommunications device permits communication between... Agent: Gregory T. Zalecki
20100036525 - Parts handling device, system and method: A method for operating a system including at least two robots for handling parts and a robot control unit arranged for control of said at least two robots. Each of the robots is arranged with a parts handler device including a rigid arm with one end connected to the end... Agent: Venable LLP
20100036526 - control system for controlling an industrial robot: A control system for controlling an industrial robot including a manipulator. The control system includes a plurality of modules adapted to handle various functions. A first of the modules is a drive module adapted to control the motors driving the movements of the manipulator. A second of the modules is... Agent: Venable LLP
20100036527 - Remote controller: A remote controller enables a user to manipulate behavior of a robot so that the robot does not stray away from a given area and also avoids contact with an object. If a route designated by the user satisfies a stable movement requirement, a first command signal is transmitted from... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100036528 - Data input system in postmix dispenser: A beverage dispenser comprises a diluent delivery system, concentrate delivery system, mixing and dispensing system, and control system. The concentrate delivery system employs a positive displacement pump. The control system receives package-specific information from a scanner and diluent flow rate information from the flowmeter, and then determines the pump speed... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP
20100036529 - Abnormal event detection using principal component analysis: A process control system and a method for detecting abnormal events in a process, the process comprising one or more independent and one or more dependent variables a means for measuring values of the dependent and independent variables, and a multivariable predictive control means capable of calculating predicted values of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100036530 - Air conditioning systems and methods having free-cooling pump starting sequences: An air conditioning system having a cooling mode and a free-cooling mode is provided. The system includes a refrigeration circuit, two pressure sensors, a controller, and a pump starting sequence resident on the controller. The refrigeration circuit includes a compressor and a pump. The first pressure sensor is at an... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20100036531 - Methods and systems for controlling air conditioning systems having a cooling mode and a free-cooling mode: A method of controlling an air conditioning system having a cooling mode and a free-cooling mode, including activating the air conditioning system; measuring a first temperature of ambient air surrounding a condenser; measuring a second temperature of the working fluid; calculating a difference between the first and second temperatures; and... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20100036532 - Refrigerant cycle and method of controlling the same: An object of the present invention is to reduce electrical noise in accordance with the necessity of a countermeasure taken against electrical noise without changing a structure of an expansion valve. In a case where a judgment result as to whether or not the countermeasure against electrical noise is taken... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100036533 - Air-conditioning system: An air-conditioning system includes an air-conditioning unit that is switchable between local air-conditioning and overall air-conditioning, a data acquisition unit configured to acquire state quantity data of a requester, and a control unit. The control unit calculates comfort assessment values for both the requester and a neighbor, and controls the... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100036534 - Systems and methods for updating valve cracking current in mass flow controllers: A valve system for a mass flow controller that controls a flow rate of a fluid is disclosed. The valve system includes a valve movable between an open position and a closed position to adjust the flow rate of the fluid to a desired set point, and a valve controller.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100036535 - Tip-based computer controlled system for a hand-held dental delivery device: A tip-based computer controlled system for a dental delivery device is disclosed. The system automatically controls an operating characteristic such as power control or fluid flow based on tip identification and history. The operating characteristic may also be controlled in response to particular conditions throughout the dental procedure, such as... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100036536 - Modular irrigation controller: The present invention provides a modular controller that connects to irrigation modules with varying station terminals and a standard footprint size. Additionally, the modular controller includes surge protection options, wireless communication with PDA's and other external devices, no required position for each controller module to be connected, immediate display of... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc
20100036537 - Method for production optimization in an oil and/or gas production system: A method for production optimization in an oil and/or a gas production system. The system including at least two flow sources leading to at least one common downstream flow line, and at least one manipulated variable of the production system. The method includes use of a computational model of the... Agent: Venable LLP
20100036538 - Autoloop system and method of operation: A system and method for operating an autoloop system on a electrical distribution system is provided. The system includes a master controller that is disposed in communication with controllers associated with reclosers and switches coupled to a first and second branch circuit. The system is arranged to momentarily block the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100036539 - Extra power stage added for pop elimination: The invention relates to a pop reduction system for a switching power conversion system (0, 1), which system comprises an analogue control system (0) and a switching power stage (1), where the pop reduction system comprises an extra power stage (2), controllable means (3) for establishing or eliminating an extra... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC
20100036540 - Optimizing usage of powered systems: An apparatus comprised of a power source, a set of primary loads, a set of life extension loads, and a controller. The power source is capable of supplying power and the set of primary loads is capable of being operated using the power. The set of life extension loads is... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20100036541 - System and method for monitoring direct load control units: A method and system for monitoring Direct load Control Units (“DCUs”). Curtailment Monitoring Devices (“CMDs”) analyze the voltage levels of electrical appliances or networks to determine if voltage to the system has been curtailed by a DCU. The CMD will then report the data to a centralized or distributed computer... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20100036542 - System for setting a positioning member: In a system or method for setting a positioning member, a pneumatic positioning drive actuates the positioning member, the pneumatic positioning drive having at least two control positions and a predetermined safety position. A position controller is pneumatically coupled to the positioning drive. A basic process control system generates and... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department02/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100030345 - Lockout and monitoring system with sil3 safety rating and method for lockout and monitoring: Lockout and monitoring system with SIL3 safety rating and method for lockout and monitoring of conveyor or any distributed plant are provided where pulse width modulation and amplitude modulation are used for communication between field devices (such as remote isolation switches deployed at various locations of a conveyor belt) and... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20100030346 - Control system and control method for controlling controllable device such as peripheral device, and computer program for control: It is an object of the present invention to provide functions of a controllable device which a guest control means can control as an upper-limit range of functions controllable by a host control device. The controllable device is controlled by the host control means and the guest control means. The... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100030347 - Substrate position determining method, substrate position detecting method, and substrate collecting method: Even in case that a wafer is so greatly deviated that a peripheral portion of the wafer cannot be detected, position determination of the wafer can be performed without inflicting a damage on the wafer. The wafer peripheral portion, which is a target, is detected based on output images from... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100030348 - Method and system for integrated control of machine operations: A method and system for a machine tool system are provided. The system includes a spindle, one or more sensor devices configured to determine a value of an operating parameter of the system, and a software application embedded within a control program of the machine tool system. The software application... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20100030349 - System and method for controlling movement of a measurement machine: Controlling movement of movable arms on motion shafts of a measurement machine is disclosed. Each motion shaft of the measurement machine are divided into different motion ranges. The movable arms move in different motion ranges at different speeds. Motion direction of the movable arms is associated with an operation direction... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100030350 - System and method for analyzing data from athletic events: Embodiments of this invention relate to generating information from an athletic event. In an embodiment, a method includes receiving an aspect of a first object and an aspect of a second object in an athletic event. In some cases, objects may be athletes, balls, pucks, game officials, goals, defined areas,... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20100030351 - Audio playing method: The disclosure relates to an audio playing method adapted for an electronic device. The audio playing method includes (a) providing the electronic device, the electronic device comprising a processor, an audio playing program executed by the processor, and a storage system comprising a playlist comprising a plurality of audio files;... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100030352 - Signal processing device: An AV amplifier (signal processing device) includes a DSP that performs predetermined processing on a digital audio signal inputted thereto, a D/A converter that converts the digital audio signal into an analog audio signal, and a controller that sets a clock frequency of the DSP in accordance with a predetermined... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100030353 - Process control device, process control method, and process control system: A process control device includes a tracking controller receiving event information indicating that a product pass a predetermined location is received; a conductor unit for determining a corresponding process based on the event information; and a work instruction unit for issuing a work instruction for the product in the production... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100030354 - Container design system, methods of operation, and storage medium: A container design system, method of operation, and storage medium which allows a user(s) to: (1) design a unique complete container including: container size, shape, color, and medium; cap size, shape, color, and medium; label; what the container will be filled with; and how the containers will be packaged and... Agent: HulseyIPIntellectual Property Lawyers, P.C.
20100030356 - Design process recording: Description of works such as “requirement”, “definition”, and “confirmation” in the narrow sense in a design process is made possible. A design work recording unit (22a) records in a data storage device (6) an inputted “design work name” as one of “external requirement name”, “concept definition name”, “internal requirement name”,... Agent: Patent Docket Clerk Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
20100030355 - Methods of creating customized beverage products: A method of creating customized beverage products includes providing a multiple stream filing system suited for producing an array of beverage products. The method also includes receiving an order for a customized beverage product from the array of beverage products. The order indicates at least one characteristic of the customized... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20100030357 - Method for distributed hybrid emulation of manufacturing systems: Manufacturing facility process optimization includes monitoring communication signals within a facility device network, analyzing work station specific patterns in the communication signals, developing operational dependencies for work stations based upon the work station specific patterns, and predictively evaluating impacts to the work stations of the proposed configuration of the manufacturing... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100030358 - Automatic wiring apparatus, automatic wiring method, automatic wiring program and computer-readable recording medium on which the program is recorded: In order to make it possible to automatically execute a wiring process which satisfies not only a design condition but also design quality relating to an electric characteristic, according to the embodiment, an automatic wiring apparatus includes a design condition changing section for changing a design condition in accordance with... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100030359 - Method and apparatus for designing parts using a materials pipeline: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for designing a product using technology readiness levels for materials. Entries identifying materials and technology readiness levels for the materials are stored in a database. A first design is developed using a first material selected from the database, wherein the... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20100030360 - Alignment calculation: Alignment data from an exposure tool suitable for exposing a plurality of semiconductor wafers are provided, the alignment data including alignment values applied by the exposure tool to respective ones of the plurality of semiconductor wafers at a plurality of measured positions.... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.
20100030362 - Curved surface forming method of a metal plate: Disclosed is a curved surface forming method for a metal plate. Nonlinear finite element analysis of elasto-plastic large deformation is performed on the metal plate. The metal plate to be worked is formed so as to have a three-dimensional target curved surface on the basis of the analysis results using... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100030361 - Re-certification system for a flow control apparatus: A flow control apparatus includes a flow control apparatus adapted to load a re-certification feeding set. The apparatus further includes a software subsystem in communication with the flow control apparatus having a re-certification procedure that determines whether a user has performed manual tests on the apparatus to verify that at... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz
20100030363 - Apparatus, method and computer program product for pre-plating truss members: A pre-plating station may include an automated pre-plating device configured to receive a cut truss member and at least partially fasten a connector plate to a portion of the truss member based on truss design data prior to communication of the truss member to a truss assembly location.... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100030364 - Automatic thin-section slides manufacturing system and automated thin-section slides manufacturing method: An automatic thin-section slides manufacturing system which reduces the burden of operators and automatically manufactures required number of thin section slide samples from plural embedded blocks while completely relating the manufactured thin section slide samples to the original embedded blocks to enable quality control at high precision, which comprises: a... Agent: Bruce L. Adams Adams & Wilks
20100030365 - Combined matching and inspection process in machining of fan case rub strips: A workpiece is secured to a rotatable spindle with locking mechanisms and an image recording device takes an image of the workpiece secured to the spindle. The recorded image is compared to a database to select the appropriate program for the workpiece. A cutting tool is provided, and a rough... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20100030366 - Method, system, and apparatus for on-demand integrated adaptive control of machining operations: A method, system, and apparatus for an adaptive controller for controlling a machining operation on a workpiece by a machining tool are provided. The system includes a sensor for measuring a present value of a spindle load on a spindle drive, and an adaptive controller for comparing the present value... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20100030367 - Machine tool, operating method for a machine tool and objects associated therewith: A machine tool with a main positioning device for positioning a main support element in a translational linear direction within a main region of displacement is provided. A main machining device and an accessory machining device are arranged on the main support element. The machining devices have pivoting devices for... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100030368 - Machine tool system for measuring shape of object to be measured by using on-board measuring device: In a simultaneous multi-axis measuring machine tool system including linear drive axes and rotation axes to measure a surface shape of an object to be measured by using an on-board measuring device having a probe mounted, at one end thereof, with a spherical contactor, a numerical controller controls driving of... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100030369 - System and apparatus for improving truss fabrication automation: A truss assembly system may include a truss assembly station. The truss assembly station may be configured to enable assembly of a truss from truss members via an automatic sequential placement of the truss members based at least in part upon a planned location of pre-plated truss members within an... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100030370 - Method and apparatus for making status reporting devices for container handlers: A mechanism and method for making status reporting devices for container handlers, including: providing a micro-controller module, and installing a program system into memory accessed by a computer directing the micro-controller module. The micro-controller module communicatively couples with means for wirelessly communicating and for sensing a state of the container... Agent: Gregory Smith & Associates
20100030371 - Pharmacy will-call and prescription order article management system: A pharmacy will-call and prescription order article management system and method for managing articles selected to fulfill patient prescription orders awaiting patient pick-up from the pharmacy. An exemplary system includes a storage module including a plurality of separate spaced-apart storage locations for storing containers containing the articles. The containers may... Agent: Jansson Shupe & Munger Ltd.
20100030372 - Banknote handling apparatus and method of controlling banknote handling apparatus: A banknote handling apparatus and a method of controlling the banknote handling apparatus that make the display of complicated functions and configuration of a banknote handling apparatus easy for the operator to understand. A banknote handling apparatus of the present invention includes an operation unit that accepts an instruction from... Agent: Burr & Brown
20100030373 - Intelligent product feed system and method: Intelligent product feed systems and product transport methods are presented in which an array of variable speed transport modules is positioned between an input transport mechanism and an output mechanism, with the individual module speeds being controlled by a model-based planner to transport products delivered in an uncertain fashion by... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Parc
20100030374 - Medication dispenser: A medication dispensing system uses a series of medication rings grouped as a rotary drum and controlled for dispensing medication on a daily basis into a divided pill box. Each medication ring includes an associated medication collar that cooperates with the medication ring to reduce the possibility of abrasion of... Agent: Dennison Associates
20100030375 - Control method for a complex consisting of a plurality of multiaxial handling devices arranged in succession and/or side by side, and also data storage medium, control system and complex: A control method for a complex consisting of a plurality of multiaxial handling devices arranged in succession and/or side by side, is provided. A complex consisting of a plurality of multiaxial handling devices, arranged in succession and/or side by side, for the execution of multidimensional working and/or handling movements and... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100030376 - Exclusivity system and method: The present invention is directed to a system and method for ensuring a controlled supply source of web material 34 to be dispensed through at least one dispenser 2, 4, 6 or 24. The method involves providing at least one dispenser 2, 4, 6 or 24 to a web material... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20100030378 - Multi-function robot for moving on wall using indoor global positioning system: A wall climbing robot using an Indoor Global Positioning System (IGPS) provided in a room is disclosed. The wall climbing robot includes a navigation receiver configured to receive rotating fan beams emitted from one or more navigation transmitters of the indoor global positioning system, and recognize the rotating fan beams... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100030377 - Snaking robotic arm with movable shapers: Presented is a method and apparatus comprising one or more robotic members which are curvaceous or snake-like; having movable shapers through which may pass an articulable column having successive joints formed of alternating ball and socket members. The shapers can be directed up and down the articulable column, to create... Agent: Lester H. Birnbaum
20100030379 - Method of controlling an autonomous device: The invention describes a method of controlling an autonomous device (1), which autonomous device records ambient data and optionally transmits the recorded ambient data, which method comprises positioning an indicator (S1, S2, S3, S4) at a boundary (B) between a private area (P) and a non-private area (N) to optically... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100030380 - Distance sensor system and method: A distance measuring system and method employing a laser distance sensor may have utility in various applications. In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, a laser distance sensor may acquire accurate distance measurements with a short baseline.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100030382 - Inhalable particulate environmental robotic sampler: A robotic sensor measures air quality characteristics as experienced by a toddler, such as a child of six to twelve months in age. The robot includes an air quality sensor, a terrain drive train, a sensor drive train and a control circuit that controls the terrain drive train and the... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Princeton Pike Corporate Center
20100030381 - Servo motor monitoring and hood/deck exchange to enhance the interior coating process: A method and system for handling a swing metal panel using a robot's drive axis servo motor feedback to eliminate the need for the sensors and breakaway devices is provided. Using the servo motor feedback for this function reduces cost and improves reliability. The method also applies the servo motor... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20100030383 - Method and apparatus for controlling temperature in a refrigerator: A refrigerator includes a refrigerator cabinet, a fresh food compartment disposed within the cabinet, a freezer compartment disposed within the cabinet, an ice compartment disposed within the cabinet, and an electronic control system associated with the refrigerator and adapted to monitor and control the fresh food compartment, the freezer compartment... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750
20100030384 - Vibration isolation system with design for offloading payload forces acting on actuator: An active damping system for use in connection with a vibration isolation system is provided. The active damping system having an actuator for placement on the ground, and an intermediate mass supported on the actuator for acting as a stability point to which dynamic forces can be dampened and isolated... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20100030385 - Two-zone fuzzy logic liquid level control: A level control algorithm for an HVAC refrigeration system is provided. The control algorithm utilizes a fuzzy logic methodology to automatically adjust a flow of refrigerant in the system to maintain a desired liquid level in the condenser. The fuzzy logic methodology incorporates a plurality of fuzzy logic control algorithms... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC
20100030387 - Intelligent remote-controlled portable intravenous injection and transfusion system: An intelligent remote-controlled portable intravenous injection and transfusion system includes a fluid storage unit (A), a transfusion needle (B), a transfusion tube (C) and a fluid supply driving unit (D). The fluid storage unit (A) is formed by a portable bag (A1) and a fluid storage bag (A2) therein. The... Agent: Zhen Zheng Lu
20100030388 - Multi-gas flow device: A system and method of characterizing or controlling a flow of a fluid is provided that involves a sensor conduit and a bypass. A plurality of fluids may be utilized in the flow control device based on characteristic information of the device generated during calibration thereof. The characteristic information, in... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100030386 - Pressure regulator and vibration isolator: A pressure regulator for controlling pressure with high response and high accuracy even a flow change occurs on the downstream side. The pressure regulator (1) regulates the rate of inflow into an isothermal pressure vessel (13) for the gas supplied from a gas supply source (10) by means of a... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100030389 - Computer-operated landscape irrigation and lighting system: A multi-zone landscape irrigation and lighting system includes a personal computer equipped with a detachable wireless remote, and a multi-station controller operating a plurality of irrigation valves and lighting circuits in accordance with schedules wirelessly transmitted to it by the computer through the remote. When detached from the computer, the... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc
20100030390 - Flow rate ratio control device: A flow rate ratio control device having: a main channel (RM); branch channels (R1, R2) branching from the end of the main channel (RM); control valves (31, 32) respectively provided in the branch channels (R1, R2); flow rate measurement means for measuring the flow rate of the main channel (RM)... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP
20100030391 - Method and system of real time management and modulation of electricity consumption: A method of managing and modulating in real time the electrical consumption of a set of consumers, includes measurement in real time of the electrical consumption of a plurality of targeted sets of electrical equipment in operation, each set of equipment being situated in the home of a consumer, the... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.
20100030393 - Apparatus using time-based electrical characteristics to identify an electrical appliance: Disclosed is an apparatus for analyzing the time-base electrical load characteristics of an electrical appliance on a micro-grid, in order to identify the type of the appliance and to monitor its utility usage and operational condition. The apparatus has a signal conditioner; a signature engine; an ID-engine; and a database.... Agent: Sherman D. Pernia, Esq, P.C.
20100030392 - Time integrated guard band: An automated method of controlling a power managed system, such as a power over Ethernet system. The method is constituted of: establishing a power consumption budget for a plurality of loads; defining an overbudget limit and an associated time window; monitoring power consumption of the plurality of loads; determining, at... Agent: Microsemi Corp - Amsg Ltd.
20100030395 - Heat dissipation system for computers: A heat dissipation system within a housing of a computer is disclosed. The heat dissipation system includes a heat dissipating fan, a temperature sensor, a rotation speed setting portion, and a performance control portion. The rotation speed setting portion is configured to change a rotation speed of the heat dissipating... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20100030394 - Method and apparatus for regulating temperature in a computer system: Embodiments of a system for regulating temperature in a computer system are described. During operation, the system estimates a thermal trajectory as a function of time in at least a portion of the computer system. Then, the system modifies a flow resistance of a cooling mechanism in a thermal-regulation system... Agent: Pvf -- Sun Microsystems Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20100030396 - System and method for controlling temperature of a liquid residing within a tank: A water heating system including a tank to store water, a temperature sensor positioned to detect a temperature of the water, and a temperature control element configured to alter the temperature of the water. The system also includes a controller configured to control the temperature of the water based on... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLPPrevious industry: Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor
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