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Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications March listing by industry category 03/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100076575 - Automatically adjustable industrial control configuration: An industrial control configuration can be a dynamic entity where different controllers are added, are subtracted, fail, etc. When dynamic functions occur, bindings of the configuration can benefit from a modification. Therefore, automatic adjustment of bindings can occur to facilitate improved operation. Automatic adjustment can be practiced when the industrial... Agent: Rockwell Automation For Turocy & Watson LLP
20100076577 - Method for creating, editing, and reproducing multi-object audio contents files for object-based audio service, and method for creating audio presets: Provided are a method for creating, editing and reproducing a multi-object audio content file for an object-based audio service and a method for creating audio presets. The multi-object audio content file creating method includes creating a plurality of frames for each audio object forming an audio content; and creating a... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100076579 - Personalized computer device and method for establishing an emotional attachment therewith: A personalized computer device comprises a three-dimensional user selectable case with one or more user accessible hardware interfaces localized at a prominent region of the case. To increase heat dissipation despite the variable shape of the case, an intake fan and one or more discharge fans are provided while heat... Agent: Venable LLP
20100076578 - Remote user interface for media player: A portable media player communicates with a host computer for enabling a user of the player to manage media distribution using the control software of the host computer. The host computer can send a GUI that is displayed on the otherwise “dumb” player, and the user can view the GUI... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20100076576 - Systems, methods, and devices for providing broadcast media from a selected source: A media device including a broadcast receiver that receives media from a broadcast source via a broadcast radio signal and a radio signal sensor that measures a signal characteristic of the received broadcast radio signal. The media device also includes a data transceiver that i) requests and retrieves a network... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100076580 - Semiconductor integrated circuit design method for determining thickness of wiring based on plural factors contributing to thickness of wiring: A semiconductor integrated circuit design method, includes modeling a layer thickness of a wiring by a function including as independent variables, a percentage of surface area of the wiring in a first two-dimensional region where the wiring is formed, and a percentage of surface area for elements other than the... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100076581 - Methods for designing a customized dental prosthesis using digital images of a patient: Methods and systems for producing customized dental restoration and prosthesis, particularly denture prescriptions using a computer software program are provided. In this system, digital photographs of the patient to be fitted with the denture are taken, and the photographs are transferred to the software program. Based on these photographs, the... Agent: Dentsply International Inc
20100076582 - System for making custom prototypes: A system for making custom prototypes including devices for making the prototype, logic, software, firmware, hardware, circuitry or other components and responsive to user input.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20100076583 - Method of making a customized wireless communication device: A method of making a customized wireless communication device (100) is disclosed. It can include the steps of: inputting (110) customer requirements; generating (120) a checklist of customer requirements; providing (130) an extruded housing with an opening defining a pocket configured to receive electrical components; and removing (140) material from... Agent: Motorola Inc
20100076584 - Sampling inspection method: A sampling inspection method is provided. The sampling inspection method is adapted for a multi-product production line including a plurality of tools. The sampling inspection method includes the steps of: providing a tool record, which records a sampling data of each of the tools; then checking each sampling data recorded... Agent: J C Patents
20100076585 - Method for the production of a label, and device for carrying out said method: There is provided a method and system for the production of a label that can be applied onto a mailpiece. An exemplary method comprises transmitting a code to a user via a first transmission route, the code being transmitted to a server by an operating unit located in the sphere... Agent: InternationalIPLaw Group
20100076586 - Positioning apparatus: A positioning device (11) comprises a stationary frame (2), and at least two scales (20, 30) for measuring the location of the platform with respect to the frame, the scales having mutually different pitches (P1; P2), and respective scanners (23, 33) providing respective scanner output signals (SM 1, SM2)—A controller... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100076587 - Method of producing a display item of metalwork: A method of producing a display item of metalwork from sheet metal, the method comprising the steps of obtaining a digital image file containing an image of a subject; filtering the digital image file such that the resulting filtered image has increased contrast and enhanced edge definition; deleting unwanted parts... Agent: Chad M. Hinrichs Gable Gotwals
20100076588 - Polishing apparatus and polishing method: A polishing apparatus is provided for polishing wafers at a high yield rate even if roll-off exists. The polishing apparatus polishes a wafer W by applying a pressure between a polishing member (polishing pad) 201 and the wafer W held by a holding member (top ring) 52 and relatively moving... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100076589 - Numerical control device: A numerical control device includes a substrate, an adjusting unit, a machine tool, a workpiece holder, a distance measuring component and a control unit. The adjusting unit is movably positioned on the substrate. The machine tool is positioned on one side of the adjusting unit and has a distal end.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100076590 - Method and apparatus for modeling deformation of a deformable body embossed with a stamp: Hot embossing may be more advantageous than other polymer microfabrication processes. An example embodiment of the present invention relates to a method and corresponding apparatus for developing a computationally inexpensive viscoelastic model for the hot embossing of complex patterns. These developed models may help engineers refine their selection of processing... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100076591 - Materials-handling system using autonomous transfer and transport vehicles: Methods and apparatus for selecting and combining items in an outbound container through the use of autonomous vehicles, each of which includes means for automatically loading and unloading a payload, to perform both transfer and transport functions in moving containers of items within a workspace via a network of roadways.... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP
20100076592 - Method for inserting a part into a storage section of a storage container and insertion tool arrangement: The invention refers to a Method (69) for automatically inserting at least one part (13) into a storage section (15) of a container (11), wherein the storage section (15) comprises a plurality of holder means (17a-d), wherein the part (13) is inserted (103) by means of an insertion tool (49),... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc
20100076593 - Mail item sorting system with a separating switch to divide the transportation line: A mail sorting system includes a transportation line for generating a mail stream of letters or postal items to be sorted, modules for processing the streaming mail and a delay device for reducing the speed of the mail stream from a first to a second speed. Separators divide the transportation... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100076594 - Method and apparatus for optimized workflow monitoring: A method and apparatus for monitoring work flow of a resource is disclosed. The method accounts for the expected work flow of the resource in determining the location of the resource as well as dwell times at each work zone. In one embodiment, this is accomplished by determining if subsequent... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center
20100076596 - Article dispenser: An apparatus for selectively dispensing articles such as towels and wash cloths. The apparatus includes a housing having a dispensing mechanism for selectively releasing at least one article from one of at least two magazines, and a communication unit interoperable with the dispensing mechanism and the housing. The communication unit... Agent: Richard D. Graham
20100076595 - Smart pill dispenser: A smart pill dispenser may be used to receive, store, track and/or dispense one or more pills for a user. The dispenser may be capable of tracking information related to the pills. Moreover, the user may manually enter their prescription details or alternatively, the dispenser may include a reader capable... Agent: Ryder, Lu, Mazzeo And Konieczny, LLC
20100076598 - Robotic vehicle system: Robotic vehicle systems and methods regarding such systems, such as, e.g., methods of movement for such robotic vehicle systems (e.g., movement across varying terrain including steps).... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.
20100076597 - Storytelling robot associated with actions and method therefor: The present invention relates to a storytelling robot associated with actions and a method adapted for the robot. The robot stores actions, first relationships between the actions and key information, second relationships between the key information and audio data, and audio data associated with the audio stories. The method includes:... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100076599 - Manually driven determination of a region of interest (roi) or a path of interest (poi) for a robotic device: A robotic device is manually driven along a perimeter of a Region Of Interest (ROI) or along a Path Of Interest (POI) for future autonomous operation. An Initial Point (IP) is established by identifying a unique machine recognizable feature, for example, a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag located at the... Agent: Averill & Varn
20100076600 - Mobile robot for telecommunication: A mobile robot provides telecommunication service between a remote user at a remote terminal and a local user in proximity to the mobile robot. The remote user can connect to the mobile robot via the Internet using a peer-to-peer VoIP protocol, and control the mobile robot to navigate about the... Agent: O'brien Jones, PLLC (w/irobot Corp.)
20100076601 - Frog-leg-arm robot and control method thereof: The frog-leg-arm robot is provided with a torque motor connected to a wrist rotation shaft to supply torque to a rotation shaft to which the torque motor itself is connected and a control unit in which, when each of arms constituting the frog-leg-arm robot is able to shift from the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100076603 - Controller for cooling system: According to a controller for a cooling system, when an optimum value of a low-pressure side pressure set value corresponding to an operation environmental condition to be generated is registered in a data base 15, the optimum value of the low-pressure side pressure set value is used. In a case... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100076604 - Method and apparatus for control using control devices that provide a virtual machine environment and that communicate via an ip network: The invention provides improved methods and apparatus for control using field and control devices that provide a virtual machine environment and that communicate via an IP network. By way of non-limiting example, such field device can be an “intelligent” transmitter or actuator that includes a low power processor, along with... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100076602 - Method for controlling compressor of air conditioner for vehicle: The present invention relates to a method for controlling the operation of a compressor for preventing noise that occurs in case of the shortage of refrigerant flow caused by less discharge capacity of the compressor of an air conditioner for a vehicle. In a method for controlling a compressor of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100076607 - Data center thermal performance optimization using distributed cooling systems: The various embodiments described herein relate to systems and methods, circuits and devices for providing data center cooling while optimizing power usage effectiveness and/or compute power efficiency of the data center. The various embodiments can provide optimized thermal performance and can reduce power consumption of the data center by strategically... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100076605 - Hvac system controller configuration: Control devices for configuring heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and cooling (HVAC) systems are provided. The control devices are designed to detect operational parameters of units within HVAC systems and present system configurations consistent with the detected parameters. In response to user selection of a system configuration, the control device may... Agent: Johnson Controls, Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder PC
20100076606 - Method and apparatus for producing a constant air flow from a blower by sensing blower housing vacuum: An airflow control system for a blower providing the combustion air for an HVAC system comprises a single phase AC blower motor driving a blower wheel within a blower housing, a vacuum sensor mounted to the housing to sense the vacuum or pressure differential created by the blower as it... Agent: Thompson Coburn LLP
20100076608 - System and method for controlling air conditioning facilities, and system and method for power management of computer room: This makes it possible to minimize the power consumption of the air-conditioning facilities with cooling air temperature conditions, which are required by each information processing unit disposed in the computer room, satisfied. Moreover, by calculating a ratio of a load placed on each information processing unit, the power consumption of... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100076609 - Estimation and control of a resonant plant prone to stick-slip behavior: An apparatus is provided for estimating and/or precluding stick-slip, or other oscillatory or resonant behavior, through use of a virtual transducer, which precludes the need for having sensors located adjacent to a driven element of the system, or adjacent contact surfaces at which the stick-slip relative motion may occur. Parameters... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.c. Attn: Linda Kasulke, Docket Coordinator
20100076610 - Low cost automatic sprinkler assistant: The low cost automatic sprinkler assistant is an apparatus to help the regular sprinkler timer to become a low cost, fully automatic and zero maintenance sprinkler control system. The low cost automatic sprinkler assistant combines with the regular sprinkler timer will automatically adjust the watering time in order to keep... Agent: Vuong Binh Houg
20100076611 - Method and apparatus for thermal exchange with two-phase media: In a temperature control system using a controlled mix of high temperature pressurized gas and a cooled vapor/liquid flow of the same medium to cool a thermal load to a target temperature in a high energy environment, particular advantages are obtained in precision and efficiency by passing at least a... Agent: Jones, Tullar & Cooper, P.C.
20100076612 - Systems, devices, and/or methods for managing drive power: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, machine, device, manufacture, circuit, and/or user interface adapted for, and/or a method and/or machine-readable medium comprising machine-implementable instructions for, activities that can comprise, via a predetermined information device, for a predetermined excavating machine comprising a plurality of Active Front Ends, each Active Front... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100076613 - System, method, and module capable of curtailing energy production within congestive grid operating environments: A system, method, and module capable of curtailing energy production within congestive grid operating environments, according to are an aspect, including a method of managing power generation of a power generation site operable to be coupled to a transmission line is disclosed. The method can also include detecting a transmission... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20100076614 - Systems and method for operating a wind turbine having active flow control: A method of operating a wind turbine that includes a flow control system includes operating the wind turbine in a first mode, operating the wind turbine in a second mode that is different than the first mode, acquiring operational data of the wind turbine during at least the second mode,... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22402) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100076615 - Systems, devices and methods for electricity provision, usage monitoring, analysis, and enabling improvements in efficiency: The invention relates generally to systems, devices and methods for the efficient use of utilities, more particularly to the distribution and provision of electricity supply at appropriate voltages, monitoring and usage by end devices, and to facilitating consumers in changing their energy usage behaviour, and to adopt and easily install... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20100076616 - Intelligent electronic device capable of operating as a usb master device and a usb slave device: An intelligent electronic device (IED), e.g., an electrical power meter, having at least one removable memory device for storing data sensed and generated by the intelligent electronic device is provided. The IED includes a housing; at least one sensor; at least one analog-to-digital converter; at least one processing unit coupled... Agent: Electro Industries/ Gaugetech C/o Casella & Hespos, LLP
20100076618 - Electricity market-oriented dc-segmentation design and optimal scheduling for electrical power transmission: A method of segmenting a power distribution network which comprises a plurality of AC power generating stations synchronously interconnected by AC power transmission paths is disclosed. The stations operate within associated market sectors and are subject to associated market rules. The method includes identifying all transmission paths which extend between... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC
20100076617 - System for real-time process control: In a system for real-time process control according to the invention, a processing unit (201) running either a real-time operating system or a hybrid real-time/non real-time operating system (231, 232) acts as a real-time computation server. Actuating or sensing units (211, 212, 213) equipped with an onboard communication interface (221,... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100076619 - Folder gluer: A folder gluer for conveying a cardboard sheet and folding up the cardboard sheet from a deployed state thereof is disclosed. The folder glurer comprises two flat belts including a first belt and a second belt arranged in parallel for conveying a cardboard sheet, two pulleys provided at a starting... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
20100076620 - Controlling device for a greenhouse: The invention relates to a controlling device (10) for a greenhouse (15), with a computerized control element (20), a lighting element (30) and at least one detector element (40), wherein the lighting element (30) and the detector element (40) are connected with the computerized control element (20), wherein the lighting... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards03/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20100070052 - System and method for providing applications and peripherals to a fixed price component-based computing platform: An apparatus, system and method of open platform computing. The present invention may include at least one microprocessor, a computer case that encases the at least one microprocessor, at least one operating system resident on the at least one microprocessor, wherein the at least one operating system includes an open... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20100070053 - Operation guiding device, electronic apparatus, and operation guiding method: In a function choosing operation using a hierarchical menu, it is possible for the user to learn easily a function choosing method by pressing a ten-key. A cellular phone terminal 100 includes a cross key 31, a ten-key 32, a process choosing section 2 for choosing a process based on... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100070055 - Control of concept zones: There is provided a method, apparatus and computer program product for controlling parameters of objects in a building control system, the method comprising receiving input from at least one of the objects, wherein the at least one object is associated with a first subset of objects; selecting at least one... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100070054 - System for intelligent medical device network: The system organizes a network of intelligent medical devices (iMDs) for diagnostic and therapeutic functions. The iMD network uses distributed computing functionality to share logic and memory operations. The system uses wires and tubes to connect (a) iMDs between each other, (b) iMDs and sensor probes and (c) internal iMDs... Agent: Neal Solomon
20100070056 - Method for conducting a tournament of games of chance: A method for conducting a tournament and event consisting of a plurality of tournaments includes conducting at least one game of chance and tracking at least one chance event that may occur in the game of chance. A tournament outcome based on at least one chance event is generated independent... Agent: Robert Ryan Morishita Morishita Law Firm, LLC
20100070057 - Audio data distribution system and method for generating a photo slideshow which automatically selects music: An embodiment of the present invention relates to a method, system, or program that automatically associates background music with an image slideshow. The embodiment can receive a selected image collection, extract metadata from the image collection, and associate audio files with the image collection based on the metadata. The embodiment... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100070059 - Bathing unit control system providing multimedia functionality, telephone functionality and/or data network access functionality and bathing unit system including same: A bathing unit control system suitable for controlling a set of bathing unit components in a bathing unit system and having multimedia control functionality is provided. The bathing unit control system includes a bathing unit controller suitable for issuing signals for controlling the set of bathing unit components in the... Agent: Smart & Biggar
20100070058 - Signal processing device and signal processing method: A signal processing device includes a transformer simulator for simulating transfer characteristic of a transformer which changes in frequency characteristic depending on a load connected to the transformer and processing an input signal with the transfer characteristic to output the processed signal, and a load impedance simulator for simulating impedance... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100070060 - Method for designing a light guide plate and method for manufacturing the same: A method for designing a light guide plate includes the following steps. A raw light guide plate having a light input surface and a light output surface is provided. A region of the light input surface is divided into several annuluses according to a luminance distribution E(ρ,θ) of the light... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100070061 - Method for simulating the gauging of a liquid tank: m
20100070062 - Method for modelling a manufacturing process: A method models a manufacturing process. The modelling is performed by a business layer and an execution layer. The method includes defining a generic equipment class containing a first placeholder, defining at least one generic process segment class associated with the generic equipment class and containing a second placeholder, defining... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100070064 - Method and system for configuring high cri led: A method and a system for configuring a high CRI LED is provided in this invention, by using an algorithm to compute which of at least two phosphors that can be mixed with the LED. A mixed-emitting spectrum can provide a high CRI white light at a predetermined color temperature.... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100070063 - Production sequence determination support method, production sequence determination support device, and computer-readable storage medium for computer program: A production sequence determination support method is provided in which a computer is caused to perform determining types of specifications of the plurality of first products, displaying a screen for a user to specify individual priorities for the types of specifications, each of the priorities of the types of specifications... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100070065 - Method to provide a prognosis of the surface topography of tissue paper: A method of surface topography prognosis for a tissue paper which is to be produced in a manufacturing process by utilizing a structured fabric and into which a structure is embossed by way of the fabric, the surface topography of at least one structured fabric which is already used in... Agent: Taylor & Aust, P.C.
20100070066 - Method and device for cutting of raw glass slabs: Disclosed is a method for cutting of raw gas slabs into a number of glass cuttings. The method includes determining the supply of uncut or partially cut raw glass slabs, continuously detecting incoming cutting orders and processing of the cutting orders, continuously determining an optimized processing order and optimized cutting... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20100070067 - Apparatus for recognizing and processing information of electronic parts: An apparatus for recognizing and processing information of electronic parts includes a seating unit on which electronic parts are seated and aligned and a part information processing unit disposed adjacent to the seating unit. The part information processing unit is configured to align the electronic parts using the seating unit,... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100070068 - Biopolymer sensor and method of manufacturing the same: A method of manufacturing a biopolymer sensor including providing a biopolymer, processing the biopolymer to yield a biopolymer matrix solution, adding a biological material in the biopolymer matrix, providing a substrate, casting the matrix solution on the substrate, and drying the biopolymer matrix solution to form a solidified biopolymer sensor... Agent: David S. Resnick
20100070069 - Microplate handling systems and related computer program products and methods: Systems, computer program products, and methods useful for handling or managing microplates are provided.... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.
20100070070 - System for responding to fulfillment orders: A system, method, and software (1600) are for moving inventory items (1610) to an unloading station (1640) in response to a fulfillment order. An input device (1620) is used to enter identification information about the inventory items. At a loading station (1615), the inventory items are received and loaded into... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein
20100070071 - Storage rack: A storage rack has a plurality of supporting brackets arranged one above the other for supporting storage product carriers conveyable by means of an automatic filling and withdrawal apparatus, and at least one filling and withdrawal opening for inserting and removing the storage product carriers. At a top side of... Agent: Stephen B. Salai, Esq. Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
20100070072 - Automated research planting system, method, and apparatus: The present invention provides an automated research seed planting system, method, and apparatus. The system, method, and apparatus may include a planter configured for planting a research plot and comprising a seed package assembly handling device configured to receive a seed package assembly containing a research seed sample, and a... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP Pioneer Hi-bred International, Inc.
20100070073 - Bulk material transport system: In a material handling system having a material feeder, a material container may be configured to discharge material to the material feeder and a process aid may be engaged with the material container, a method including determining a process indicator associated with a material flow characteristic of the feeder during... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100070075 - Method and apparatus for controlling a vending machine:
20100070074 - Secured dispensing cabinet and methods: A device for dispensing items comprises a cabinet having an interior for storing items. A dispenser frame is coupled to the cabinet and is configured to be accessed, such as by pulling the dispenser frame from the cabinet. The dispenser frame includes a plurality of dividers that are configured to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100070076 - Robot control apparatus, robot control method, and computer readable recording medium having recorded thereon a robot control program: A robot control apparatus includes walking operation control unit which controls the robot to carry out a predetermined walking operation; an obstacle detection unit which detects an obstacle existing in a place where a leg of the robot lands; a determination unit which determines whether or not a place on... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global
20100070077 - Programmed calibration and mechanical impulse response application iin robotic automation systems: The present invention describes a system and method for monitoring robotic arm drift in an automatic real-time continuous fashion, having a controller, memory, servo motor with encoder, robotic arm manipulator linkages, position decoder and counter logic for each link, software instructions as logic stored in memory for enabling the robot,... Agent: Walt Froloff
20100070078 - Apparatus and method for building map: An apparatus and method for building a map are provided. According to the apparatus and method, a path is generated on the basis of the degrees of uncertainty of features extracted from an image obtained while a mobile robot explores unknown surroundings, and the mobile robot travels along the generated... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100070079 - Mobile videoconferencing robot system with network adaptive driving: A remote control station that controls a robot through a network. The remote control station transmits a robot control command that includes information to move the robot. The remote control station monitors at least one network parameter and scales the robot control command as a function of the network parameter.... Agent: Irell & Manella LLP
20100070083 - Control method of refrigerator: The present invention provides a method of controlling a refrigerator, including a main body having a plurality of storage chambers; a plurality of evaporators installed to independently cool the plurality of storage chambers, respectively; a refrigerant control valve for controlling refrigerant introduced into the plurality of evaporators; and a plurality... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100070080 - Device for fall protection of yaw rate sensors: A device includes a yaw rate sensor and at least one acceleration sensor. The device has a control device with the aid of which the yaw rate sensor is controllable as a function of an acceleration measured by the acceleration sensor.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100070082 - Methods and systems for controlling an air conditioning system operating in 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.
20100070081 - Refrigerating apparatus control circuit, refrigerating system, and refrigerating apparatus control method: A refrigerating driving control section controls the driving of the refrigerating apparatus. A control constant storage section stores data in which information indicating the object to be refrigerated by the refrigerating apparatus and control constants that the refrigerating driving control section adopts for the object are associated together. An operation... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100070085 - Airflow adjustment user interfaces: Controllers for controlling heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and cooling (HVAC) systems are provided. The controllers include graphical user interfaces for user adjustment of system settings. The graphical user interfaces also may be designed to present information that facilitates user understanding of system operations. In certain embodiments, the controllers may allow... Agent: Johnson Controls, Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder PC
20100070086 - Indoor air quality controllers and user interfaces: Controllers for controlling heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and cooling (HVAC) systems are provided. The controllers include graphical user interfaces for user adjustment of system settings. The controllers also include communication interfaces for receiving climate data. In certain embodiments, the controllers govern operation of the HVAC systems based at least in... Agent: Johnson Controls, Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder PC
20100070084 - System and method for calculating the thermal mass of a building: The invention comprises a system for calculating a value for the effective thermal mass of a building. The climate control system obtains temperature measurements from at least a first location conditioned by the climate system. One or more processors receive measurements of outside temperatures from at least one source other... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100070087 - Air conditioning system: A remote controller includes a display part and an operation part. Since the display part switches plural kinds of specifications to display behavior and setting conditions of an air conditioner, plural kinds of specifications are prepared in the display part. From a central controller a communication part receives a command... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100070088 - Air-conditioning algorithm for water terminal free cooling: A building air conditioning system control scheme to optimize water terminal capacity and create energy savings by utilizing a building management system signal to run in a mode that maximizes the conditions of the outside air to condition their local zones and potentially require no thermal pre-treatment of outside air... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP
20100070089 - Hvac controller user interfaces: Controllers for controlling heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and cooling (HVAC) systems are provided. The controllers include graphical user interfaces for user adjustment of system settings. In certain embodiments, the graphical user interfaces may include slide bars for adjusting temperature set points. In certain embodiments, the graphical user interfaces may include... Agent: Johnson Controls, Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder PC
20100070091 - Energy management of household appliances: An appliance for conditioning air of a room comprises one or more power consuming features/functions including a temperature controlling element for one of heating and cooling air. A controller is operatively connected to the one or more power consuming features/functions. The controller is configured to receive and process a signal... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20100070090 - Heating and cooling system using compressed fluid: Use of compressed air for indoor ambient temperature conditioning is disclosed. Thermal energy is imparted to or extracted from a quantity of compressed air, and the compressed air is then directed to be released inside a structure enclosing a space, whose ambient temperature needs to be controlled. Thus, the compressed... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20100070092 - System and method for controlling a room environment: A system and method are provided for controlling a room environment including both the temperature and humidity of the air space within a room, regardless of the type and size of the terminal heat exchanger and regardless of variations in the temperature, flow rate, or other parameters of the cooling/heating... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100070093 - Transition temperature adjustment user interfaces: Controllers for controlling heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and cooling (HVAC) systems are provided. The controllers include graphical user interfaces for user adjustment of system settings. The graphical user interfaces also may be designed to present information that facilitates user understanding of system operations. In certain embodiments, the controllers may allow... Agent: Johnson Controls, Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder PC
20100070094 - Operating method for a machine which is driven using a drive, with state identification by means of frequency analysis: A machine having a drive that directly or indirectly excites vibrations in the machine over a frequency range when the drive is connected to the power supply. A sensor detects a time-dependent signal that is characteristic of the excited vibrations. The time-dependent signal is transmitted to a control device that... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen
20100070096 - Device and piston for segregating articles: A device and a piston for segregating articles is being disclosed. The device encompasses a segregating element comprising at least one cylinder with a cylinder housing and a piston installed in the cylinder that has at least one valve. A medium can be fed into and discharged from the cylinder... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC
20100070095 - Flow meter and flow volume controlling device: To provide a flow meter, and a flow volume controlling device equipped therewith, capable of reducing pressure loss while obtaining a flow rectifying effect in a measurement fluid. A flow meter for measuring the flow volume of a measurement fluid, equipped with a flow path wherein the measuring fluid flows,... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100070097 - Remotely controlled fire protection system: Method and apparatus for remotely controlling a fire protection system for buildings. This method of fire protection uses a wireless or wired control system to remotely activate a fire protection system by sending it an activation signal or activation message wherein one or more commands can configure the system with... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20100070098 - Method for the computer-aided regulation and/or control of a technical system, especially a gas turbine: A method for the computer-aided regulation and/or control of a technical system is provided. In the method, first a simulation model of the technical system is created, to which subsequently a plurality of learning and/or optimization methods are applied. Based on the results of these methods, the method best suited... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100070100 - Control architecture and system for wireless sensing: A wireless control system includes at least one remote actuator unit (RAU) and at least one local sensor units (LSU) or self-powered, wireless sensor (SPWS), and may further include a wireless commissioning system (WCS), which enables associations between devices to be established from a single location. The LSUs, RAUs, and... Agent: Angus C. Fox, Iii
20100070099 - Demand side management module: A household appliance system and method include an appliance control system having a common appliance interface provided on an appliance and a demand side management module connected to the common appliance interface. The module corresponds to one select utility of a plurality of utilities and is adapted to communicate with... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20100070104 - Cathodic protection monitor: A cathodic protection monitor is disclosed to be electrically connected to a cathodic protection rectifier that is adapted to prevent rust, corrosion and possible leakage in an underground pipe or storage tank above which the rectifier is supported. The cathodic protection monitor includes a CPU that reads, digitizes and stores... Agent: Law Offices Of Morland C Fischer
20100070102 - Collaborative energy benchmarking systems and methods: Systems and methods for providing collaborative energy benchmarking are described. Information including background data, energy consumption data, temporal data, and/or other information is gathered from multiple sources and stored in a central database. Based on the stored information, energy benchmarks are created for measuring residential energy usage. Energy usage data... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100070101 - Consumer directed energy management systems and methods: Methods and systems for providing consumer directed energy management are described. Consumer defined triggers provide consumers and utilities with the ability to control residential energy usage, by managing manage multiple residential load control elements. A user interface is provided separately from the load control elements to allow the consumer to... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100070103 - Method for load control using temporal measurements of energy for individual pieces of equipment: A method for load control in an electrical distribution system using energy usage profiles based on temporal measurements. A load control unit (10) installed at a customer site profiles equipment (E1-En) directly connected to the load control unit and remotely located equipment (RE1-REn) wirelessly connected to the load control unit... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi03/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20100063602 - Method for operating a block model based field device for a distributed automation system: In a method for operating a field device working according to the block model for a distributed automation system, which exchanges data via a fieldbus, a first function block application serving for process control is provided, which makes available to other system participants process data via a first virtual field... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100063603 - Adapting move constraints for position based moves in a trajectory generator: Adapting move constraints for position based moves in a trajectory generator. Specification of a trajectory may be received. The specification may include a geometry of the trajectory, where the geometry specifies a desired trajectory length. A plurality of constraints for the trajectory may be received. The plurality of constraints may... Agent: Jeffrey C. Hood Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel PC
20100063604 - Method for the secure transmission of data of a field device used in process automation technology: In a method for safe transmission of data of a field device of process automation technology via a fieldbus, the transmission signal is registered as a check signal in the field device during the transmission. Analysis of the check signal, on the basis of data content or signal form, detects... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100063605 - Method for carrying out online program changes on an automation system: A method for performing online program changes on an automation system is provided. New program parts are loaded into a CPU of the automation system, while a user program is currently running, in order to provide a new user program. In order to avoid overloading of the CPU, switching is... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100063606 - Automated derivation of a logic-controller-behavior-model from a mechanical-machine-operation-model: An electrical logic controller behavior model of logic controller behavior is automatically or semi-automatically derived from a model of mechanical machine operation. To create the electrical model, an electrical step is created corresponding to each mechanical step of the mechanical model. For each mechanical transition on the mechanical step, a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100063607 - Sporting event statistics tracking and computation system and method: A computerized tracking system including hardware, software and data collection devices used to deduce events and accumulate statistics about a sporting event. Events and statistics are accumulated based on tracking possession of the ball, or primary object of play. In addition to gathering statistics based on the possession of the... Agent: Haverstock Roberts LLP
20100063608 - Method and system for programmable numerical control: A method of controlling a machine tool and other controlled devices, as well as a programmable numerical control (PNC) system, are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the method of controlling includes receiving a first part program at a programmable logic controller (PLC), and storing the first part program in... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc. / Whd Attention: Susan M. Donahue
20100063610 - Method of process modules performance matching: A method and system employing said method for analyzing process module performance in semiconductor manufacturing. The method and system include process modules as part of a process tool. A process initiated in the process module includes steps. Each step includes specified performance parameters. A detection device detects at least one... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20100063609 - Multi-spindle phase controlled machining: A method of controlling a multiple spindle machine includes measuring the motor currents provided to a first spindle and a second spindle over a period of time, establishing an amount of time between impacts on a workpiece of a cutting tooth of the first spindle relative to a cutting tooth... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.
20100063611 - Systems and methods for real time classification and performance monitoring of batch processes: Systems and methods (300) for offline/online performance monitoring of batch processes (BPs) involving obtaining archived data (AD) obtained during runs of BP and including information defining a batch quality attribute for each run. The method also involves forming clusters by classifying AD for the runs into classes based on the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20100063613 - Manufacturing execution system for use in manufacturing baby formula: Manufacturing execution systems and methods thereof used to monitor and execute a baby formula manufacturing process are disclosed herein. Consequently, the methods and systems provide a means to perform validation and quality manufacturing on an integrated level whereby baby formula manufacturers can achieve data and product integrity and ultimately minimize... Agent: Smp Logic Systems LLC Intellectual Property Department
20100063612 - System and method for the on-machine 2-d contour measurement: The present invention provides a system and method for the on-machine 2-D contour measurement, employing the contour measurement, coordinate system transformation, error identification, and image matching theory in image processing field to develop the on-machine measurement of X-Y-plan manufacturing error of a micro device manufactured by a high-precision micro-device machine... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100063614 - Versatile semiconductor manufacturing controller with statistically repeatable response times: The present invention relates to process I/O controllers for semiconductor manufacturing to which a tool host can delegate data collection, monitoring and control tasks. In particular, it relates to process I/O controllers that can perform more than one of data collection, monitoring, control and response to commands from a tool... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20100063615 - Machining status monitoring method and machining status monitoring apparatus: A machining status monitoring apparatus is provided on a machine tool, and has a plurality of actual CCD cameras for imaging the tool and workpiece from different view points and generating actual two-dimensional image data thereof, a virtual image generating section having a plurality of virtual CCD cameras corresponding to... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100063616 - Machining status monitoring method and machining status monitoring apparatus: A machining status monitoring apparatus is provided on a machine tool, and has an actual CCD camera for imaging the tool and the workpiece and generating actual two-dimensional image data thereof, a virtual image generating section having a virtual CCD camera corresponding to the actual CCD camera, in which the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100063617 - Machining state checking method and machining state checking apparatus: The present invention provides a machining state checking apparatus and method for checking whether a workpiece mounted on a machine tool and a workpiece fixture are shifted. A machining state checking apparatus has an actual CCD camera for imaging a workpiece fixed on a machine tool and a workpiece fixture... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100063618 - Tool compensation system and method for adjusting parameters of a tool: A tool compensation system for adjusting parameters of a tool includes a controller and a selecting module. The controller includes a storing module, an invoking module, and a compensation module. The storing module is configured for storing serial numbers and data tables of a first and a second tools. Each... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100063619 - System and method for inspection of chips on tray: A system for inspection of chips on a tray comprises an unloading arm device, a first support platform, and a plurality of first tray-handling apparatuses. The first support platform is disposed adjacent to the unloading arm device, movable along a first direction. The plurality of first tray-handling apparatuses are arrayed... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100063621 - Article management system: An apparatus for controlling secure access and storage of at least two different types of articles is disclosed. The apparatus includes a plurality of compartments for articles, the compartments arranged in a rotatable cylindrical array with one opening for each compartment on the surface of the cylinder. A linearly driven... Agent: Eaton Peabody Patent Group, LLC
20100063620 - Automated material handling system and method: An automated material handling system for combining over-head conveyer with a material control system is disclosed. First and second virtual stocker codes are respectively assigned to first and second virtual stocker of an over-head conveyer (OHC) using a material control system. A front opening unified pod (FOUP) is moved to... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100063622 - Automated compliance with do-not-mail requirements: A method includes feeding a mailpiece into a sorter and transporting the mailpiece through the sorter. The method further includes reading addressing information from the mailpiece in the sorter, and comparing the addressing information with at least one do-not-mail list. In addition, the method includes outsorting the mailpiece from the... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.
20100063623 - Substrate processing system and substrate processing method: A substrate processing system processes a plurality of substrates in a single-substrate processing mode by a plurality of processes and provided with a plurality of modules respectively for carrying out processes. When a defect is found in a substrate, a defective processing unit that caused the defect can be easily... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100063624 - Monitoring method and system: This invention relates to a monitoring method and system for monitoring the dispensing of medicaments in a hospital from a portable medicament dispensing station. The medicament dispensing station 3 has a first identification means 9 and a second identification means 13 for capturing identifiers relating to an individual wishing to... Agent: Valauskas & Pine LLC
20100063625 - Line tracking data over ethernet: A robot control system includes a line tracking encoder that measures a reference position of a conveyor line and transmits a tracking signal representing tracking data including the reference position of the conveyor line. A master controller is in communication with the encoder to receive the tracking signal, process the... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20100063627 - Autonomous mobile apparatus and method of mobility: When an autonomous mobile apparatus moves autonomously along near a master and there is an object in the surrounding environment recognized by a camera and a communication device and the like, a danger level detecting portion detects a danger level of the object to the master, and an actuator controlling... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100063626 - Distributed knowledge base for vehicular localization and work-site management: The illustrative embodiments provide an apparatus for controlling a vehicle. In an illustrative embodiment, a vehicle is comprised of a machine controller, a steering system, a propulsion system, a braking system, a sensor system, and a knowledge base used by the machine controller. The machine controller identifies a dynamic condition... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20100063628 - 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
20100063629 - System and method for recirculating parts: This invention relates to a system and method for feeding and recirculating parts for vision-based pickup. The system and method have a feeder that automatically recirculates parts that are not picked by a robot. The system has a feeder bowl, ramp and interchangeable picking plate, all of which may be... Agent: Matthew R. Jenkins, Esq.
20100063630 - Microsurgical robot system: A robot system for use in surgical procedures has two movable arms each carried on a wheeled base with each arm having a six of degrees of freedom of movement and an end effector which can be rolled about its axis and an actuator which can slide along the axis... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20100063631 - Driving mechanism having position encoder for two-dimensional positioning: A driving mechanism comprises a fixed housing, a movable housing on which an object to be driven is mounted and a driving motor which is operative to drive the movable housing to move linearly as well as to rotate relative to the fixed housing. An inductance-type encoder determines both linear... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100063633 - Operation control method, operating device, and circuit-board working apparatus: A method of controlling an operation of an operating member from a first position to a second position, wherein an operating speed of the operating member is initially increased from zero while an acceleration value of the operating member is first increased from zero and then decreased to zero, and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100063632 - Platform screen door: A control system for a platform screen door system. The platform screen door system includes a door configured to be opened and closed. The control system includes a door drive means and a microprocessor door drive control means configured to control an opening and closing of the door according to... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20100063634 - Refrigerator and the controlling method: There are provided a refrigerator and a method of controlling the same. When a difference between a temperature of an inside of a freezer compartment and a set temperature is referred to as a first error temperature and when a difference between a temperature of an inside of a refrigerator... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100063636 - Air conditioner: e
20100063635 - System and method to program air conditioner modules: A system to program microcomputers associated with a plurality of bus rooftop air conditioners comprises a plurality of air conditioner modules located on a bus rooftop. Each air conditioner module includes a microcomputer. Each microcomputer is connected to a CAN (computer area network) bus connection, and the CAN bus is... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP
20100063637 - Test head vertical support system: A manipulator for translating a load along an axis of translation is provided. The manipulator comprises an outer column and a telescoping column positioned adjacent the outer column. The telescoping column is attached to the load and configured to translate the load along the axis of translation. At least one... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100063638 - Control for pressurized bladder in a patient support apparatus: An apparatus for supporting a patient, such as a hospital bed, is provided. The apparatus includes a patient support surface and at least one fluid containing bladder. A pressure control assembly is operably coupled with the bladder. When the fluid pressure within the bladder falls outside of an acceptable range... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
20100063639 - Methods and systems for applying and monitoring multiple chemical treatments in gas wells: Methods and systems for enhanced gas recovery, including remote, automated, or manual monitoring, control and coordination of multiple of treatments administered to remote gas well. Treatments administered may include deliquification, demulsification, scale inhibition, paraffin inhibition, corrosion inhibition, water clarification, and H2S scavenging. The apparatus incorporates a variety of equipment and... Agent: Jackson Walker LLP
20100063640 - Programmable animal lure aerosol dispenser: A deer lure dispensing apparatus and method of use including a programmable dispensing system for effecting automatic dispersal of the lure. The hunter or other user programs a predetermined schedule for dispensing lure such as deer urine. Once the programmable, automatic animal lure dispensing unit is placed in the field,... Agent: Sturm & Fix LLP
20100063641 - Method and system for improved energy utilization of a large building or facility: A method and system for improved energy utilization within a building or facility. The building or facility includes one or more systems each controlling one or more energy consuming devices initially operated with a normal energy consumption. The method includes receiving notification of an energy event requiring a reduction of... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section
20100063642 - Framework for managing consumption of energy: This invention discloses an intelligent framework for the overall management of energy allocated to components of a system. When conservation is desired or a shortage occurs, it is desirable to modulate energy to components, or to notify components and allow them to modulate themselves. It also discusses the establishment of... Agent: Keohane & D'alessandro PLLC Intellectual Property Administration
20100063643 - Policy-based energy management: In general, the present invention discloses a policy-based decision system to manage energy consumption within a complex system, such as a municipality, business or home. These policies help to control energy usage, either for the purpose of conservation or to contend with a shortage situation. In general, policies may be... Agent: Keohane & D'alessandro
20100063644 - Energy cost reduction and ad delivery: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates managing energy consumption with an energy sink device in order to reduce energy costs. An energy sink device can consume a portion of energy. An interface component can receive a portion of data related to at least one... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100063645 - Load balancing based on user input: Load balancing with user input is provided for a community of users having chargeable devices, such as plug-in electric or hybrid vehicles. The users of the community input user preferences, including a time frame for charging the chargeable device. User-specific charging properties, such as a time for charging and a... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm
20100063646 - Device and control procedure for recovery of kinetic energy in railway systems: The railway system has a DC voltage catenary (20) connected to a rectifier bridge block (40) that is in turn connected to a transformer (30) joined to a three-phase AC grid (10). The device (50) has a first DC/DC voltage raising block (51) connected between the catenary (20) and an... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100063647 - Outdoor enclosure cooling system operating at off-peak hours: A cooling system and method for an outdoor electronics enclosure includes an air conditioner controlled to operate during off-peak hours, so as to pre-cool batteries. The cooled batteries keep the enclosure cool during peak hours so that it is not necessary to run the air conditioner when electricity prices are... Agent: Commscope By Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC03/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20100057220 - Plc distributed control system: A station address displayed in a display field coincides with a station address of a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) to which a personal computer is connected. Further, bit addresses of respective output variables are displayed in a display field. For example, a corresponding bit corresponding to a check box whose... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100057221 - Mobile control and monitoring system: An HMI system with a mobile control and monitoring device for automation components of a technical system is provided. The HMI system includes means for a contactless data transmission between the mobile control and monitoring device and the automation components, a manual device for triggering or blocking security relevant operations... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100057222 - Computer method and apparatus for constraining a non-linear approximator of an empirical process: A constrained non-linear approximator for empirical process control is disclosed. The approximator constrains the behavior of the derivative of a subject empirical model without adversely affecting the ability of the model to represent generic non-linear relationships. There are three stages to developing the constrained non-linear approximator. The first stage is... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100057223 - Adaptive control system: The present application provides an adaptive control system for controlling a plant in particular a DC-DC power converter. The control system has two controllers of differing characteristics. The output of the individual controllers H0 and H1 are combined together to provide a combined control signal H to the plant, where... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20100057224 - Systems and methods for vibration rectification error reduction in closed-loop accelerometer systems: Systems and methods for controlling a closed-loop accelerometer system. A system includes an accelerometer with a driver that responds in a nonlinear manner and a rebalancing controller in signal communication with the driver. The rebalancing controller includes a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control portion having at least one variable gain component. A... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services
20100057225 - Automation apparatuses with integrated communications servers: A protection relay with integrated communications may include a protective relay portion to perform protective relay operations associated with a load operatively connected to the protection relay, and a communications server portion to perform communications operations as an independently operating communications server.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100057226 - Distributed presentation software for multiple instantiations in home network: One and only instance of a video service model component (for example, an electronic program guide (EPG) model description) is executed in a home network gateway, with multiple instantiations of a view/controller module associated with the model module being generated, one for each display device seeking to simultaneously display the... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20100057232 - Audio signal generator, method of generating an audio signal, and computer program for generating an audio signal: An audio signal generator for generating an audio signal (20) having a selected length (14) comprises a database interface (10) for accessing a database (12) having information on a plurality of different predefined sequences of audio samples, the information for a sequence comprising an order (12c) of audio samples in... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100057233 - Audio signal processing device, speaker device, video display device, and control method: In an audio signal processing device, an acquisition unit acquires an audio signal. A signal processing unit applies predetermined signal processing to the audio signal acquired by the acquisition unit when the signal processing unit is supplied with power, and outputs the audio signal. A communication unit establishes wireless communication... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100057231 - Audio watermarking apparatus and method:
20100057227 - Electronic appliance for triggering audio signals as well as corresponding computer programme and corresponding computer-readable storage medium: An electronic system for modulating audio signals and operating based on a digital signal processing is disclosed. The electronic device includes at least one means for monitoring the parameters operating level and peak level of the audio signal and for automatically adjusting the operating level of the audio signal. Also... Agent: Londa, Bruce S. Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, Pa
20100057230 - High-frequency signal interpolation apparatus and high-frequency signal interpolation method: A favorable high-frequency signal is generated and practical high-frequency signal interpolation is implemented through simple processing. A digital audio signal reproduced by an instrument, which also carries out compression, is supplied as an original signal to an input terminal 1, and this original signal is then supplied to a digital... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100057234 - Information processing apparatus, light emission control method and computer program: An information processing apparatus of the present invention is provided with a musical composition storing unit for storing musical composition data, a reproducing unit for reproducing the musical composition, a meta information storing unit for storing meta information including a position of the musical data and an amount of characteristic... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100057228 - Method and system for processing high quality audio in a hardware audio codec for audio transmission: Aspects of a method and/or system for processing high quality audio in a hardware audio CODEC for audio transmission are provided. In this regard, an audio signal may be down-sampled via a cascaded plurality of filters and sample rate converters in the hardware audio CODEC. Additionally, a portion of each... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100057235 - Playback apparatus, playback method and program: A playback apparatus is provided that includes an operation plane, a detection unit to detect which of contact relationship including first contact relationship, second contact relationship with a higher degree of contact than the first contact relationship and third contact relationship with a higher degree of contact than the second... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100057229 - Recipc: Using the ReciPC concept allows users to do new and innovative things with recipes and instructional guides. Users are no longer limited to reading directions from a cookbook or instructions from a manual. Incorporating technological enhancements such as audio, scrolling text, video, and 3 Dimensional personalized training (holograms) gives manuals... Agent: Zetra M. Batiste
20100057236 - Method for selecting equipment resources in a manufacturing process: A method for selecting equipment resources in a manufacturing process creates an execution equipment list by retrieving out of a database execution equipment required for starting a process segment. A list of available sub-equipments of the execution equipment is retrieved out of the database. Within the list of sub-equipments a... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100057237 - Automated model building and batch model building for a manufacturing process, process monitoring, and fault detection: A method for creating a new model of a manufacturing process according to a multivariate analysis including selecting a set of data representative of multidimensional data measured during a step or phase of a manufacturing process. The method also includes determining a set of model generation conditions based on the... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20100057238 - Supply planning system, program thereof, and synthetic method: The present invention is directed to a technique to easily establish a supply plan which optimizes multiple evaluation indexes on the basis of the priorities of the multiple evaluation indexes. When the number of evaluation indexes stored in the evaluation index storage area is larger than a predetermined threshold, a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100057240 - Method for updating manufacturing planning data for a production process: Manufacturing planning data for a production process that is managed by a manufacturing execution system is updated by way of a plurality of steps, which include: Gathering data from a PLC level relevant to the manufacturing planning data and the execution of the production process; mapping the gathered data with... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100057239 - Semiconductor manufacturing apparatus: It is determined whether or not a previously received wafer process condition can be changed to a newly received wafer process condition based on a wafer operation progress indicating which wafer is treated or untreated among a given number of wafers in a previously received lot process condition table when... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100057241 - Mold protecting system and method for injection molding machine: A mold protecting system for an injection molding machine includes a voltage source, a controller, a first mold, a second mold, a fixed platen, and a movable platen. The first mold is fixed to the movable platen. The second mold is fixed to the fixed platen. The controller from the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100057242 - Automated apparatus for constructing assemblies of building components: A device for constructing an assembly of building components includes an articulating arm unit and a gripper/nailer mounted on an end of the articulating arm unit. The gripper/nailer includes a gripping unit for grasping building components and positioning them in a predetermined arrangement and a nailing unit for inserting a... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20100057243 - Apparatus and method for optimizing an assembly process with local positioning using inertial guidance capabilities: An apparatus includes a handheld tool for executing an assembly process within a confined work space. A local positioning module (LPM) is connected to the tool to collect raw data describing motion of the LPM and tool within the work space. A control unit communicates with a host machine and... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20100057244 - Machine tool monitoring device: The invention relates to a machine tool monitoring device with an identification unity for identifying the operating situation of a machine tool. According to the invention, the machine tool monitoring device has at least one projection unit for defining at least one region to be monitored.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100057245 - Picking cart and picking system: A picking cart and a picking system capable of improving sorting precision and operating efficiency. The picking cart comprises a plurality of storage shelves at least one of which has a container placed thereon in a drawable manner, a display unit for displaying at least an article to be picked... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100057246 - Conveying apparatus for depalletizing goods stacked on a goods support: The conveying apparatus is formed by an accommodating conveying arrangement (18) forming the run-on level (35), adjustable reversibly in the removal direction via an adjusting drive (23) in a guide path (22), and at least one transfer conveying arrangement (19) arranged downstream in the removal direction and independently adjustable relative... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100057247 - Method and arrangement of devices for processing mail items addressed to post office box systems within a postal transportation and mail distriburion system: There is provided a system and method for processing mailpieces within a mail transportation and distribution system comprising at least a first mail distribution center, a second mail distribution center and an electronic parcel compartment facility located in the area of the second mail distribution center. An exemplary method comprises... Agent: InternationalIPLaw Group
20100057248 - System and method for parcel singulation based on collision detection: According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a method for detecting collisions of parcels on a moving conveyor belt, including the steps of representing each belt with a rectangular cell mesh of columns and rows, for each parcel on the belt system, identifying those cells on a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100057249 - Thermal processing apparatus, thermal processing method, and storage medium: When a substrate is transferred by a holding arm to a multiple tier wafer boat, contact between the holding arm and the substrate is prevented. When the wafer boat is not subjected to a thermal effect, a normal height position of a ring member is obtained by relatively elevating and... Agent: Burr & Brown
20100057250 - Dosage management system and apparatus for supporting a medicine-taking service and method for supporting a medicine-taking service using the same: Provided are a dosage management system and an apparatus and method for supporting a medicine-taking service. The dosage management system includes a dosage management server managing information required for a dosage schedule and support of a medicine-taking service, and transmitting a corresponding dosage schedule on demand of the dosage schedule;... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100057254 - Methods for using robotics in mining and post-mining processing: The present invention is directed to the use and application of robotics in mining and post-mining applications, including smelting and processes associated with electrodeposition, electrorefining, cleaning, and disposal. In addition, the application of robotics includes functions associated with maintenance and operation of equipment used in mining operations.... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC
20100057253 - Robot and method of controlling safety thereof: Disclosed are a robot, which performs biped walking similar to a human being, and a method of controlling safety of the robot. When the robot falls down, an air bag located in the falling direction is operated and the posture of the robot is changed into an attention posture. When... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100057252 - Robot and method of controlling the same: A robot and a method for controlling the same are provided. The robot includes a first control unit to control the overall operation of the robot and a second control unit to supplement the function of the control unit in preparation for the malfunction of the first control unit such... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100057251 - Work robot excellent in work resumption: A work robot includes a holding unit for holding a work device, holding unit moving means, an information processing unit, a storage unit, and a variable storage unit. The work robot performs work by relatively moving the holding unit and a workpiece in accordance with a program instruction. When execution... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100057255 - Method for controlling motion of a robot based upon evolutionary computation and imitation learning: The present invention relates to a method for controlling motions of a robot using evolutionary computation, the method including constructing a database by collecting patterns of human motion, evolving the database using a genetic operator that is based upon PCA and dynamics-based optimization, and creating motion of a robot in... Agent: LexyoumeIPGroup, LLC
20100057256 - Fitting device for adjusting state of clogging caused in fit: A fitting device for fitting a fitting workpiece, which is held by a robot, to a workpiece to be fitted by force control, comprises: a force detecting portion for detecting a force and moment acting on a control point of the fitting workpiece; a judging portion for judging whether or... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100057257 - Automatic finishing machine and control method thereof: This method controls an automatic finishing machine using a robot with a tool through a model storage step, a data acquisition step, a calculation step, an error derivation step, a correction step and a machining step. In the model storage step, shape data of an unfinished work or data of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100057258 - Return fan control system and method: A return fan control system for an HVAC system comprises a supply fan control loop, a return fan control loop and a building pressure control system. The supply fan control loop comprises a duct pressure controller arranged to control a supply fan to a duct pressure setpoint. The return plenum... Agent: Mcandrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.
20100057259 - System and method for dynamically managing blowers and vents: A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable medium being operable to perform a thermal analysis of a data center and overlay the thermal analysis on a map of the data center to provide an overlaid thermal analysis. Additionally, the computer... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100057260 - Self-tuning vibration absorber: A self-tuning vibration absorber including a carrier rod assembly having operatively connected thereto a mounting mechanism for mounting the carrier rod assembly to a primary system and a hollow shafted motorized tuning mechanism for tuning a phase difference between vibration of the primary system and vibration of the carrier rod... Agent: Kohn & Associates, PLLC
20100057261 - Method and device for processing and storing data: A method and a device for processing and storing data generated in a fluid flow station, the data being read and put into a volatile memory allocated to a communicating module of the flow station. The data are analyzed according to predetermined relevancy criteria to select data corresponding to a... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100057262 - Fluid process control: A fluid regulator characterization system can characterize the flow of a fluid regulator that results in response to a received control signal. The fluid regulator characterization system can use the characterization to achieve a linear fluid regulator flow gain over a full operating range (e.g., zero percent travel to one... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100057263 - Method and apparatus for cooling: Methods of controlling a cooling unit and embodiments of a cooling unit are disclosed. A method of improving efficiency of the cooling unit includes detecting a degree of opening of a hot gas bypass valve configured to divert a portion of coolant from a compressor to a heat exchanger of... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP A2000
20100057264 - Method and apparatus for controlling the compounding of a pharmaceutical admixture: A method of controlling the compounding of a prescribed admixture, the method performed by a computer under control of a computer program, the method including: inputting the prescribed admixture; determining if a concentration of the prescribed admixture is within an allowed range; and if the concentration is within the allowed... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100057265 - Scada unit: In order to improve a decentralized control and data recording unit (2) (SCADA unit) for installation in decentralized energy resources (DER), in particular, wind turbine units, and/or for decentralized use at the site of a decentralized energy resource (DER), in particular a wind turbine unit, wherein this control and data... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20100057266 - Control and signalling device for photovoltaic modules: A control and signalling device adapted to be integrated in a photovoltaic module and to enable or disable electric energy output in relation to the condition of regular operation of the photovoltaic module. In particular, said device comprises a wireless interface through which it can receive a message. When said... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20100057267 - System and method for controlling ramp rate of solar photovoltaic system: A photovoltaic (PV) control system generates a power output rate control signal based on a monitored rate of change of collective power output generated via a plurality of PV subsystems and a desired collective output power change rate for the plurality of PV subsystems and communicates the power output rate... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100057268 - Method and model for evaluating transmission ultracapacitors in power systems: A method and model for evaluating transmission ultracapacitor response in a power system. The method includes the steps of implementing a transmission ultracapacitor model into power system simulation software, simulating a desired condition of a power system, and determining a desired output power of a transmission ultracapacitor to define a... Agent: Trego, Hines & Ladenheim, PLLC
20100057269 - Systems and methods for monitoring a rapping process: A method for monitoring operation of a rapper in an electrostatic precipitator using a rapper control system is described. The method includes determining model electrical characteristics of the rapper. The model electrical characteristics of the rapper correspond to model mechanical operating characteristics of the rapper. The method also includes storing... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (23437) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100057270 - Brake cooling fluid diverter for an off-highway machine: The disclosure relates, in one aspect, to a friction brake cooling system for a machine. The cooling system includes at least one pump connected to at least one reservoir containing cooling fluid. A controller is configured to divert a cooling fluid flow through a valve to a first friction brake... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100057271 - Controlling the temperature of a computer system: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that controls the temperature of a computer system. First, a performance parameter of the computer system is monitored. Next, a future temperature of the computer system is predicted based on the performance parameter. Then, exhaust air from the computer system is... Agent: Pvf -- Sun Microsystems Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLPPrevious industry: Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor
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