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20100131076 - Control system, and method for configuring a control system: The invention relates to a control system with service-oriented architecture for a flexible production system, comprising decentralized, distributed devices coupled together via a data communication system for the exchange of data, said devices having at least one software component and electrical and/or mechanical components. Said invention also relates to a... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20100131077 - Data collection systems and methods for motion control: A motion control system comprising a data processing system, a controller for controlling a motion machine, and a motion driver. The data processing system stores a trigger variable, a dependant action associated with the trigger variable, and a set of predetermined trigger conditions. The controller stores data values indicative of... Agent: Schacht Law Office , Inc.
20100131078 - Event driven motion systems: A motion system for receiving events and performing motion operations, comprising a set of device neutral events, a set of motion operations; a gaming system, a motion device, and an event handling system. The motion device is capable of sending at least one device neutral event. The motion device is... Agent: Schacht Law Office , Inc.
20100131080 - Event driven motion systems: A motion system for receiving events and performing motion operations, comprising a set of device neutral events, a set of motion operations; a gaming system, a motion device, and an event handling system. The motion device is capable of sending at least one device neutral event. The motion device is... Agent: Schacht Law Office , Inc.
20100131079 - Event management systems and methods for motion control systems: A motion control system comprising a machine platform, at least one event destination, and an event handler. The machine platform carries out automated tasks and generates events. The event handler is configurable to receive at least one event from the machine platform and send the at least one event to... Agent: Schacht Law Office , Inc.
20100131081 - Systems and methods for motion control: A system for communicating with a motion control system, comprising a set of motion operations, a set of functions, a set of security levels, and client software. The functions are capable of causing the motion control system to perform at least one motion operation. The client software is capable of... Agent: Schacht Law Office , Inc.
20100131082 - Inversion loci generator and criteria evaluator for rendering errors in variable data processing: Reduction deviations are rendered as dependent coordinate mappings of two-dimensional displacements which characterize restraints associated with deviations of observation sampling measurements from a fitting function. The mappings are considered to be represented by both projections and path coincident deviations. Data inversions are generated as loci and discriminated by criteria corresponding... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100131083 - Systems and methods for controlling operation of a motor: A method for editing a motor profile is described. The method includes receiving a stored motor profile selection via a user interface, and receiving user inputs via the user interface. The user inputs include instructions relating to an edit of the selected motor profile. The method also includes storing the... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100131084 - Software deployment manager integration within a process control system: Example systems and methods to maintain process control systems are disclosed. A disclosed example method involves identifying at least one of an update or an upgrade applicable to a configuration of nodes of a process control system. Software is provided for download to the process control system. The software represents... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100131089 - Apparatuses, methods and computer-readable storage mediums for browsing and selecting a multimedia object: An apparatus is provided that includes a processor and a memory storing executable instructions that in response to execution by the processor cause the apparatus to at least perform a number of functions. The functions include selecting or receiving selection of a multimedia object including an associated identifier, and generating... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100131088 - Audio signal playback apparatus, method, and program: An audio signal playback apparatus includes a bitstream parser configured to perform bitstream parsing on each frame of a compressed audio signal and to analyze the start address of a next frame, a frame information table configured to store the frame information so as to be associated with an entry... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100131087 - Recorder with instant playback function and method of using: The present invention in several embodiments is a recorder with software enabled instant playback function designed to be used by paranormal investigators to improve the recording and response to electronic voice phenomenon (EVP). EVP is voice that cannot be heard until the audio recording is played back. This product could... Agent: James Ray & Associates
20100131086 - Sound source separation system, sound source separation method, and computer program for sound source separation: An audio signal produced by playing a plurality of musical instruments is separated into sound sources according to respective instrument sounds. Each time a separation process is performed, the updated model parameter estimation/storage section 114 estimates parameters respectively contained in updated model parameters such that updated power spectrograms gradually change... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100131085 - System and method for on-demand delivery of audio content for use with entertainment creatives: A method of creating and delivering an on-demand audio asset for inclusion in a creative is described. The method includes the steps of accessing a central processing environment, requesting at least one recording of at least a portion of an audio transmission generated from a communication device, generating at least... Agent: Thomas J. Mcwilliams, Esquire Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
20100131091 - A method and relative device for the management of technological recipe information to aid in defining process flows, in particular for the development and production of micro-and nanotechnology devices in cleanroom laboratories: There is described a method for managing information to actively support the definition of new process flows, in particular in the field of micro- and nanotechnology devices typically developed in cleanroom laboratories where one or more production batches can be executed according to one reference process flow. With the use... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20100131090 - Method and process for automating the design of a locking mechanism for a hearing instrument: In a method for automating design of a locking mechanism for a hearing instrument, a computerized 3D file of an ear impression shell surface is provided based on a 3D scan of a 3D ear impression of a patient's ear. The ear impression shell surface includes a locking surface comprising... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100131092 - Method for assisting at least partially manual control of a metal processing line: In a method for assisting at least partially manual control of a metal processing line (1), in which metal (4) in strip or slab form or a pre-profiled state is worked, the proportion of at least one metallurgical phase of the metal is continuously determined with respect to at least... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100131093 - Fabrication system and fabrication method: A fabricating method for a system that includes a plurality of processing apparatuses connected to each other by an inter-apparatus transporter and a computer storing managing information of processing and transporting of semiconductor wafers. The processing apparatuses have an interface for loading and unloading a plurality of the semiconductor wafers... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20100131094 - Method and apparatus for sorting heterogeneous material: A system is provided for the identification and separation of heterogeneous material, the system comprising: a hyperspectral identification system for capturing spectra of material; a computer receiving and analyzing data from the hyperspectral identification system and selecting desired materials from the heterogeneous materials; and an ejection system, whereby the desired... Agent: Vern Maine & Associates
20100131095 - Seed dispenser control: Control apparatus for a pneumatic seed meter having a seed disc that uses a pneumatic pressure differential to hold and release seed on a rotating disc. The control apparatus is controlled to disrupt the pressure differential in an area of the rotating disc to selectively disrupt planting of seed by... Agent: Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. The Davis Brown Tower
20100131096 - Free sample distributing system, free sample distributing device, free sample distribution information server, free sample distributing method, free sample distributing information processing program and computer readable medium: A free sample distributing system comprises a plurality of free sample distributing devices and a free sample distribution information server. Each free sample distributing device imports identification information of a user desiring acquisition of a free sample, and sends the identification information to the free sample distribution information server. The... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100131097 - System and method for verifying the contents of a filled, capped pharmaceutical prescription: A system for verification of dispensed pharmaceuticals includes: a housing; a bar code scanning station mounted on the housing; a vision station mounted on the housing; a spectroscopy station mounted on the housing; an offloading station mounted on the housing; one or more conveyors mounted on the housing to convey... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20100131098 - Hull robot with rotatable turret: A hull robot includes a turbine subsystem actuatable by fluid moving past the hull, a drive subsystem for maneuvering the robot about the hull, and an adjustment subsystem for either the turbine subsystem or the drive subsystem. A controller is configured to operate the adjustment subsystem to adjust the position... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman
20100131099 - Method for assessing the positioning accuracy of a medical robot arm: A method for assessing the positioning accuracy of a medical robot arm comprising at least one joint, wherein the rigidity of the robot arm in a joint placement is calculated and assessed on the basis of a rigidity model.... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)
20100131100 - Robot hand for industrial robot: (Means for Solving the Problem) A pair of hand pistons connected by a connection rod is inserted in a hand cylinder, and openings are formed in the hand cylinder. A driving rack gear is formed on the connection rod, and engages with a driving pinion gear arranged on a penetrating... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20100131101 - Signal modulator for visual indicator: An apparatus in an example comprises a manipulator, a force sensor, a signal modulator, and a visual indicator. The manipulator is employed by a user. The force sensor determines a force signal from a force applied by the manipulator on a part of an environment of the user. The signal... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer
20100131102 - Server connectivity control for tele-presence robot: A robot system with a robot that has a camera and a remote control station that can connect to the robot. The connection can include a plurality of privileges. The system further includes a server that controls which privileges are provided to the remote control station. The privileges may include... Agent: Irell & Manella LLP
20100131103 - Server connectivity control for tele-presence robot: A robot system with a robot that has a camera and a remote control station that can connect to the robot. The connection can include a plurality of privileges. The system further includes a server that controls which privileges are provided to the remote control station. The privileges may include... Agent: Irell & Manella LLP
20100131107 - Controlling process for refrigerator: According to a method of controlling a refrigerator in accordance with the present invention, a refrigerating chamber and a freezing chamber are cooled at the same time, one and the other of the refrigerating chamber and the freezing chamber are cooled sequentially, and refrigerant recovery is then performed. Accordingly, upon... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100131104 - Generation and distribution of motion commands over a distributed network: A method of causing movement of at least one target device based on at least one of a plurality of motion programs stored on a content server connected to a network. At least one identified characteristic of the at least one target device is identified. At least one selected motion... Agent: Schacht Law Office, Inc. Roy-g-biv Corp.
20100131105 - Ice dispensing technology: An ice making apparatus for a refrigerator, in which an ice bank stores ice and has an opening that discharges ice on its one side. An ejector opens and closes the opening and is rotatably provided at the opening to also eject ice from the ice bank. After completion of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100131106 - Method for efficient operation of cooling system: A method for efficient operation of cooling system by using a system capable of controlling average cooling ability. The method describes controlling of injection of refrigerant ‘ON and ‘OFF’ into evaporator alternately according to preset period of time or preset differential room temperature by constructing circuits of specific arrangement of... Agent: Dr. Sukanya Jesadanoni
20100131108 - Thin-film photovoltaic module: In some embodiments, a photovoltaic module includes an active layer, a top layer, and a bottom layer. The active layer includes a plurality of strips of thin-film PV material that are arranged spaced apart from and substantially parallel to each other. The top layer is disposed above the active layer... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100131109 - System and method for assessing and managing data center airflow and energy usage: A system and method for providing energy assessment and optimization in a data center that includes at least one cooling provider, and at least one cooling consumer, the at least one cooling consumer having cooling requirements. The method according to one aspect includes receiving data regarding cooling availability and power... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP A2000
20100131111 - Air conditioner water pump energy saving apparatus: s
20100131110 - Controlling method and system for saving energy of building: A controlling method and a controlling system for saving energy of a building are provided. In the present method, a user environment requirement is obtained first. Then, a plurality of cover ratios of a sunshade device on an opening of a building is defined, and according to an environment parameter... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100131112 - Interview programming for an hvac controller: Controllers and methods are disclosed for aiding a user in programming a schedule of a programmable controller. In an illustrative embodiment, a guided programming routine can be activated by a user, which then guides a user through two or more screens that are designed to collect sufficient information from the... Agent: Honeywell/cst Patent Services
20100131113 - Method and system for real time interactive dynamic alignment of prosthetics: An objective method and system for dynamic analysis of prosthesis-bound subjects for determining optimal prosthesis alignment adjustments consists of a motion detection system, motion database, blending engine and algorithms, and a graphical user interface with suitable program controls whereby manual, semi-automatic, or fully automated analysis of a prosthesis-equipped subject's motion... Agent: Vern Maine & Associates
20100131114 - Active tuned vibration absorber: An active tuned vibration absorber (100) is disclosed for reducing vibrations in a structure, the vibration absorber comprising: a mount (104) for attachment to the structure; a moveable mass (106); a spring arrangement (108) connected between the mass and the mount; an actuator arrangement (110) for applying a force between... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100131116 - Control system for plant: A control system for a plant is provided. A feedback control input is calculated so that a controlled output of the plant coincides with a target value. The feedback control input is averaged to calculate an averaged feedback control input. A hold control input is calculated according to an operating... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20100131115 - Controlling method of air conditioner: The present invention relates to a controlling method of an air conditioner. The controlling method of an air conditioner having a phase separator, an expansion valve, a control valve, an evaporator, a multistage compressor, and a condenser, includes the steps of sensing an order to operate the air conditioner, stabilizing... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100131117 - Method and system for electricity consumption profile management for consumer devices: A method and system for electricity consumption profile management for electrical devices, is provided. One implementation involves receiving an energy consumption control command at a consumer site including on or more electrical devices connected to an energy distribution network; determining energy consumption adjustment including determining an energy consumption adjustment for... Agent: Ibm - Eu C/o Myers Andras Sherman LLP
20100131118 - Online systems and methods for measuring and controlling water, waste and energy usage: The present invention provides systems and methods for allowing hotels (or any other organizations having one or more physical locations requiring various resources) to (1) measure their energy, water, waste and carbon emissions, (2) manage and control the elements of the hotel that impact the environment the most, and (3)... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP
20100131119 - Communication system between control units for irrigation devices: A communication system between a main control unit (100) for irrigation devices and at least one secondary control unit (A1 . . . An) for irrigation devices, specifically for battery powered control units, is described; each control unit (100, A1 . . . An) includes a module (10, 20) for... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20100131120 - Method and apparatus for controlling temperature variations in a computer system: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that controls a temperature variation in 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, a pitch of one or more... Agent: Pvf -- Sun Microsystems Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP05/20/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20100125343 - Complex servo control system: A complex servo control system includes a host control end, a servo master controller, and a plurality of servo streams. The host control end sends control commands, and the servo master controller receives the control commands to generate corresponding control signals. Each control signal includes an identification code and a... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100125344 - Central subassembly for a flexible expandable automation device: A central subassembly for a flexible expandable automation device includes a housing, at least one external expansion module connectable via an input/output bus, a first, a second and a third electronic subassembly, and at least one application program. The first electronic subassembly has a central processing unit in a form... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100125345 - Apparatus for fault tolerant analog inputs: An input termination board for use with an industrial controller in a safety system is disclosed herein. The industrial controller may be populated with standard analog input modules according to the requirements of the application. The termination board may selectively receive a single analog input signal from a remote device... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc./bf
20100125346 - Portable electronic device and controlling method thereof: A portable electronic device includes a plurality of function modules, a storage module, a positioning module, a processing module, and a control module. The plurality of function modules is configured for performing different functions. The storage module is configured for storing a position-locale table containing a plurality of location information,... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100125347 - Model-based system calibration for control systems: A system and method for model-based control of a the physical system, based on a computer simulation model approximating operating characteristics of at least a portion of the plurality of components and having one or more model parameters for adjusting a modeled operating characteristic of at least one of the... Agent: Harris Corporation C/o Darby & Darby PC
20100125348 - Vision system for positioning a bonding tool: An apparatus for correcting a positional offset of a bonding tool during bonding operations comprises a first fiducial mark and a second fiducial mark spaced from the first fiducial mark located on the bonding tool. A first imaging path emanates from the first fiducial mark and a second imaging path... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100125350 - Projection apparatus and projection system comprising the same: A projection apparatus and a projection system comprising the same are provided. The projection apparatus is adapted to connect to a server for transmitting a time signal via a network. The projection apparatus comprises a schedule module, a timing module, and a network process module. The schedule module is configured... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20100125349 - Systems and methods for dynamically developing wellbore plans with a reservoir simulator: Systems and methods for dynamically developing a wellbore plan with a reservoir simulator. The systems and methods develop a plan for multiple wellbores with a reservoir simulator based on actual and potential reservoir performance.... Agent: Crain, Caton & James
20100125351 - Ordering a playlist based on media popularity: This is directed to systems and methods for ordering a playlist of media items. An existing playlist can include media sharing some characteristics, where some of the media items are unfamiliar to the user. To provide the user with a sense of the unfamiliar media items, the electronic device can... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100125352 - Sound processing device: A signal processing device processes a plurality of observed signals at a plurality of frequencies. The plurality of the observed signals are produced by a plurality of sound receiving devices which receive a mixture of a plurality of sounds. In the signal processing device, a storage stores observed data of... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP
20100125353 - Systems and methods for distributed conferencing: Distributed conferencing systems and methods provide local meeting contents to remote participants. In accordance with various example embodiments, a plurality of authorized source units generate media content responsive to and representative of respective content for a meeting. In response to the generated media content, one or more data streams are... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC
20100125354 - Hybrid part installation process combining mass part installation techniques with discrete part number assembly activities: A hybrid data collection and component installation scheme for optimizing equipment cost, throughput, and quality practices in a multi-stage manufacturing environment. A kit comprising a plurality of parts corresponding to an order for a product is received from one of the stages in the multi-stage manufacturing environment. The parts in... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20100125355 - Modular custom weapon stock manufacturing: A custom gun is fabricated by combining stock design modules. Using a common datum various stock modules can be combined to produce a unique stock configuration. Each of the modular stock components is chosen from the library stock design modules according to the characteristics and the intended use of the... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLP
20100125356 - System and method for manufacturing: A method includes receiving a predetermined object pattern representing a portion of a three-dimensional object, modifying the predetermined object pattern to correct for geometric distortion of a pattern generator, and generating the modified pattern using the pattern generator. The generated pattern interacts with a reactive material to form the portion... Agent: HansenIPLaw PLLC
20100125357 - Vertically separated pass through conveyor system and method in surface mount technology process equipment: Disclosed herein is a modular system for manufacturing printed circuit boards. The system comprises a plurality of pieces of processing equipment including at least one assembly material applicator, and at least one electronic component placement machine, and a transport system configured to transport circuit boards from the at least one... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20100125358 - Method and system for generating shift reports without data redundancies: The embodiments of the present invention provide a shift report module that improves the accuracy of the information within the shift report by flagging or avoiding redundant entries between shift reports and ensuring that entries are not lost between shift reports based on the time that they were entered and... Agent: Sap/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100125359 - Vertically separated pass through conveyor system and method in surface mount technology process equipment: Disclosed herein is method of operating a piece of surface mount technology manufacturing equipment. The method comprises providing a piece of surface mount technology manufacturing equipment having a first substrate transport track disposed in a first position and a second substrate transport track disposed in a second position, moving the... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20100125360 - Methods for performing data management for a recipe-and-component control module: A computer-implemented method for performing data management in a plasma processing system is provided. The method includes providing a recipe-and component control module (RACCM). The RACCM is a server that includes a plurality of intelligent agents, which are configured to interact with the plurality of components. The RACCM also includes... Agent: Ipsg, P.C.
20100125361 - Installation for palleting combined with secure access: These means for limiting the range of movement of the robot (15) are comprised of a cam of the electric type, said cam limits, under the control of the steering control of said robot, the amplitude of the movement of said robot (15) around its main axis no. 1 and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100125362 - Self-service beverage and snack dispensing using identity-based access control: A token-based system providing self-service vending of snacks or beverages. The system includes a vending machine with a controller selectively dispensing goods. A token reader is linked to the controller. Tokens are provided to users of the system that each includes access data. During use, the token reader reads the... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20100125363 - Robot system: A robot system includes a robot control device connected to a plurality of robots each having a plurality of joints and a robot teaching device configured to communicate with the robot control device so as to teach and operate the robots. The robot control device automatically select one of the... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100125364 - Configurable consumable holder for an appliance: A removably coupled consumable holder for an appliance configured to perform a cycle of operation on a physical article comprises a receptacle sized to hold one or more compartments for holding a consumable. The compartments are connected with an array of actuators for controlling the delivery of the consumable from... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750
20100125365 - Refrigerator and method of controlling same: A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator may include a freezing chamber positioned under a refrigerating chamber. A refrigerating chamber fan and a freezing chamber fan may be provided at a refrigerating chamber duct and a freezing chamber duct, respectively, and a damper may selectively open and close the refrigerating chamber... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100125366 - Remote controller for aircraft model: The present invention relates to a remote controller for an aircraft model, which includes a body, a mode selection switch, and a signal acquisition unit. The body is adapted to be held in a first direction and a second direction. The mode selection switch may be configured to issue a... Agent: J C Patents
20100125370 - Air-conditioning apparatus: To achieve a reduction in power consumption by allowing a plurality of air conditioners to communicate with each other and thereby leveling their air-conditioning capacities with no load variations involved by temperature variations. An air-conditioning apparatus 100 may include a plurality of air conditioners and a computing section for control,... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100125367 - Methods and systems for determining dehumidifier performance: Methods, systems, and apparatuses directed to determining the performance of a dehumidifier are disclosed herein. A method of determining dehumidifier performance configured in accordance with one embodiment includes determining an inlet humidity value for airflow entering the dehumidifier, and determining an outlet humidity value for airflow exiting the dehumidifier. The... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100125369 - System and method for defrost of an hvac system: A system and a method are provided for monitoring a condition and selectively executing a certification defrost algorithm for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in response to the status of the monitored condition. A system and a method are provided for selectively operating a certification defrost algorithm... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.
20100125368 - System and method for sump heater control in an hvac system: A system and a method are provided for powering up a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and operating a sump heater for a compressor for a first predetermined period of time in response to the HVAC system being powered up. A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system and... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.
20100125371 - System and method for forming universal control panel: A universal control panel for controlling operation of a cooling component. The universal control panel may have a variable frequency drive (VFD) that incorporates an input voltage and frequency sensing circuit; and logic, memory and communications circuits. The VFD accepts a plurality of differing input signals, analyzes the input signals... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100125372 - Apparatus for fault tolerant digital inputs: An input termination board for use with an industrial controller in a safety system is disclosed herein. The industrial controller may be populated with standard input modules according to the application. The termination board, in conjunction with the controller allows the standard input modules to be used as safety inputs.... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc./bf
20100125373 - Minimizing circulating current using time-aligned data: A power system may comprise two or more transformers operating in parallel. A voltage differential may exist between the transformers, which may create a circulating current in the power system. The system voltage of the power system may be modified by performing a tap change operation on one or more... Agent: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. Richard Edge
20100125374 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: Disclosed is an image processing apparatus including: an image processor which processes and displays an image signal; a communication unit which transmits a power consumption of the image processing apparatus to a power control server, and receives a message notifying necessary power saving function from the power control server; and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100125375 - Apparatus and method for controlling power supplied to fixing unit: An apparatus and method for controlling the power supplied to a fixing unit are provided. The apparatus includes a voltage detector detecting a voltage of input power supplied to heat at least one heating lamp, a synch signal generator generating a synch signal in response to the detected voltage, a... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20100125376 - Methods, systems, circuits, and computer program products for reducing peak electrical demand by shifting activation of electrical appliances: Methods of reducing peak electrical demand at a single customer location of an electrical service provider during at least one time interval during a day can include shifting the activation of a first electrical appliance located at the single customer location from the at least one time interval during a... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20100125377 - Apparatus to test semiconductor device and method of testing semiconductor device using the same: An apparatus to test a semiconductor device includes a chamber defining an inner space to receive a plurality of semiconductor devices, a temperature control apparatus connected to the chamber and configured to heat or cool the chamber to a predetermined level, and a control module to transmit an electrical signal... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP05/13/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20100121465 - Group management apparatus and group management program: A group management apparatus is connected to first to nth management apparatus that collectively manage a plurality of installation equipment belonging to first to nth installation equipment groups, and collectively manages the first to nth installation equipment groups. One or more interrogation processors repeatedly carry out interrogation processing for the... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100121466 - Frozen compositions and methods for piercing a substrate: Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20100121467 - Control arrangement with correction means for systematic position-dependent errors: A control arrangement for an electric drive with a control which processes desired values and actual values of the electric drive in relation to a desired-actual control is provided. A determination device determines a derived variable in an iterative manner in accordance with the actual values and the derived variable... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100121468 - Apparatus and method for characterization and control of usage disturbances in a usage environment of printers and other dynamic systems: Dynamic systems with moving parts, such as printers and image forming apparatuses, for example, can shake as a result of reaction forces related to carriage movement. The characteristics of the shake are related to the particular usage environment and, therefore, can be different for the same dynamic system used in... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100121469 - Multifunctional volleyball score sheet generator: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, apparatus, and program product to manage a volleyball match. In some embodiments, the method comprises displaying a set interface operable for a user to record at least one action associated with a volleyball set. The method further includes automatically storing information associated with... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100121470 - Method and an apparatus for processing an audio signal: Disclosed is a method of processing an audio signal, including obtaining ratio information between a main signal and a sub-signal and gain range information of an object and modifying parameter information including at least one of an object parameter and a control parameter based on the ratio information and the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100121471 - Learing method of rolling load prediction for hot rolling: Therefore, the learning method of rolling load prediction according to the present invention refers to prediction error of a rolling load at an actual pass of a stock in hot rolling to correct a predicted value of rolling load at a rolling pass to be performed from then on, at... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100121474 - Method and system for enhancing the yield in semiconductor manufacturing: Roughly described, a manufacturing process is enhanced by using TCAD and TCAD-derived models. A TCAD simulation model of the process is developed, which predicts, in dependence upon a plurality of process input parameters, a value for a performance parameter of a product to be manufactured using the process. Estimated, predicted... Agent: Synopsys, Inc. C/o Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20100121472 - Remote high-performance computing material joining and material forming modeling system and method: A remote high-performance computing material joining and material forming modeling system (100) enables a remote user (10) using a user input device (20) to use high speed computing capabilities to model materials joining and material forming processes. The modeling system (100) includes an interface module (200), an application module (300),... Agent: Gallagher & Dawsey Co., L.p.a.
20100121473 - System and method for optimizing lignocellulosic granular matter refining: A system and method for optimizing a process for refining lignocellulosic granular matter such as wood chips use a predictive model including a simulation model based on relations involving a plurality of matter properties characterizing the matter such as moisture content, density, light reflection or granular matter size, refining process... Agent: Jean-claude Boudreau
20100121476 - Method and system for three-dimensional fabrication: A method of three-dimensional fabrication of an object is disclosed. The method comprises: forming a plurality of layers in a configured pattern corresponding to the shape of the three-dimensional object, at least one layer of the plurality of layers being formed at a predetermined and different thickness selected so as... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20100121475 - Method of manufacturing co-molded inserts: A method for manufacturing a co-molded insert part for use in composite, plastic, or metal parts is disclosed. The method comprises the step of providing a three-dimensional molding insert produced by a layer additive manufacturing process. The method further comprises the step of applying a layer material in contact with... Agent: NovatechIPLaw
20100121477 - Method for positioning and/or guiding at least one arbitrary process head for the metallization of thin substrates at a defined distance above the substrate surface: A method for positioning or guiding at least one arbitrary print head or a printing unit having at least one pressure nozzle for the imprinting of thin substrates such as wafers at a defined distance above the surface of the substrate, which is to be provided on a support like... Agent: Notaro & Michalos P.C.
20100121478 - Position-dependent compliance compensation in a machine tool: The invention relates to a method and a device for position-dependent compliance compensation in a machine tool. To permit the lowest possible machining time or greatest possible contour fidelity in the machining of a workpiece with a machine tool, the following method steps are proposed:—deriving the compliance (2) of the... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen
20100121479 - Decompressing type heater, its heating method, and electronic product manufacturing method: An object is heated to a preheating temperature in an atmosphere of a reducing gas under the atmospheric pressure while adjusting the setting of the emissivity of a non-contact temperature measuring part and regulating the temperature of the object according to the measured value measured by a contact temperature measuring... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100121481 - Automated self-storage system: An automated self storage facility which stores individual items in movable storage units and/or storage containers which are stored throughout the storage facility. Limited users access to the facility is provided at predesignated locations. The users container is transported between its storage location and the access location by the automated... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20100121480 - Method and apparatus for visual support of commission acts:
20100121482 - Image-based inventory control system: Inventory control systems for monitoring the removal and replacement of objects are described. An exemplary system includes at least one storage drawer, each storage drawer includes at least one storage location for storing objects, and configured to move in a first direction allowing increasing access to storage locations of the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100121483 - Beverage bottling plant, in which beverage bottles are filled, closed, packed, and transported on dollies and pallets, an arrangement for transporting dollies, and a method therefor: A beverage bottling plant, in which beverage bottles are filled, closed, packed, and transported on dollies and pallets, an arrangement for transporting dollies, and a method 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... Agent: Nils H. Ljungman & Associates
20100121485 - Coin processing unit: In a state where a dispensing box attached to a dispensing box attachment unit is locked, coins are fed from the coin storing and feeding units, and the fed coins are recognized by a dispensing recognition unit, and sent to the dispensing box. If coins for dispensing sent to the... Agent: Edward G. Greive Renner, Kenner, Greive, Bobak, Taylor & Weber
20100121484 - System for the automatic selective separation of rotten citrus fruits: The invention relates to system conceived and designed to identify pieces of fruit, especially citrus fruits, affected by any amount of rot and to determine the automatic expulsion of these pieces from the conveyor moving them through the installation. The system comprises illuminating the fruits with UV-A band light in... Agent: Michaelson & Associates
20100121486 - Distributed medicine supplying device, medicine distributing method and medicine packaging device: There is provided a distributed medicine supplying device, which allows medicines to be distributed at a time relative to a plurality of prescription data and to be distributed appropriately in response to various types of requests. The distributed medicine supplying device includes: a receiving means 7 for receiving a prescription... Agent: Jones Day
20100121487 - Substrate transfer apparatus: A substrate transfer apparatus that reduces the quantity of sensors used to detect the position of a substrate so as to simplify the structure and lower costs. The substrate transfer apparatus transfers a substrate (S) between a core chamber (11) and a peripheral chamber (12 or 13). A transfer robot... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.
20100121488 - Method and system for creating indoor environment map: A method of creating an indoor environment map includes acquiring encoded position information by detecting revolutions of wheels when a mobile unit travels using encoders to predict a position of the mobile unit based on the encoded position information, acquiring a measured distance from the mobile unit to an object... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100121489 - Robot and robot system: A robot system includes a robot including a movable portion, a plurality of transmitters that is provided on the movable portion and transmits wireless signals, three or more receivers receiving the wireless signals transmitted from each of the transmitters, and a position calculating unit detecting locations of the transmitters based... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100121490 - Base sequence detection apparatus and base sequence automatic analyzing apparatus: A base sequence detection apparatus is provided with a channel formed on a base sequence detection chip. Working electrodes are formed along the channel and include a probe immobilized thereon, counter electrodes are formed on the inner surface of the channel and, reference electrodes are formed on the inner surface... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100121491 - Method for tracking pollution source in process water: A method for tracking a pollution source in process water is presented. Firstly, variation curves of drain water drained from different rinsing tanks are respectively obtained, and a water quality concentration of the drain water drained to a buffer tank is detected, so as to output a water quality variation... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20100121492 - Air-conditioning controller: An air-conditioning controller is configured to receive an operation input for an air-conditioning apparatus capable of being set to a plurality of airflow direction settings. The air-conditioning controller includes a switching button, a determination unit and a display unit. The switching button is for switching between the airflow direction settings.... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100121493 - Towrope winch rider profile: A system for controlling a towrope winch may comprise a computing device configured to send and receive data to and from the towrope winch, and a towrope winch application configured to operate on the computing device, in which the computing device is configured to operate the towrope winch based on... Agent: Steven L. Nichols Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & Mccarthy
20100121494 - Air conditioner with operation according to a user-defined curve and the control, method thereof: An air conditioner with operation according to a user-defined curve and the control method thereof are disclosed. The air conditioner includes a main unit, the main unit includes: a receiving unit of user-defined curve for receiving the user-defined curve set by a user, the user-defined curve is used to define... Agent: Michael N. Lau Lau & Associates, LLC
20100121496 - Pneumatic actuator system and method: A pneumatic actuator system (200) is provided according to the invention. The system (200) comprises a pneumatic actuator (100) including an actuator component (108), with the pneumatic actuator (100) being configured to include a first actuation phase and a second actuation phase. The system (200) further comprises one or more... Agent: The Ollila Law Group LLC
20100121495 - Variable evaporator water flow compensation for leaving water temperature control: A method of controlling a refrigerant chiller system is particularly suited for chillers where the water being chilled (or some other liquid) flows through the chiller's evaporator at a flow rate that is variable and is not directly known. To effectively control the chiller and maintain the temperature of the... Agent: William O'driscoll - 12-1 Trane
20100121497 - Method for detecting the position of a closure element in a water distribution mechanism: A method and a device are provided for detecting the position of a closure element of a movement reversal device in a dishwasher. The device determines the position of a closure element via a comparison of a value corresponding to a predefined reference position of the closure element with a... Agent: Bsh Home Appliances Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100121498 - System for collecting energy to identify with an object of interest: An Identifiable Energy Storage Media (IESM) device includes a representation of an object and a battery connected to the representation, the battery having stored energy collected from the object. The IESM device may also include a playback module connected to the battery to highlight the representation of the object using... Agent: Koppel, Patrick, Heybl & Dawson
20100121499 - Management control of household appliances using continuous tone-coded dsm signalling: A system and method of communicating between a master and a slave device for managing home energy are provided. A transmitter is operatively associated with one of a meter and a home energy manager for emitting a carrier signal at a selected frequency. A tone is superimposed on the selected... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20100121500 - Switchgear data system: A switchgear assembly provides on-board documentation and includes a switchgear adapted to distribute electrical power to a plurality of loads. An industrial computer includes storage, a web server service and a wireless broadcasting device. The storage stores switchgear specific documentation. A mobile computing device wirelessly communicates with the industrial computer... Agent: Abb Inc. Legal Department-4u605/06/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20100114333 - Communication control apparatus and communication control method: When a read command is sent from a command device to a communication control apparatus, a communication program refers to a PLC address table and cites a PLC address, including a communication protocol of the PLC identified by the read command. The communication program translates the read command using a... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100114334 - Method and device for accessing a functional module of automation sytem: The present invention proposes a method for accessing a functional module (118, 128, 138) of an automation system, wherein the automation system comprises a device in the form of higher-level device (200) and at least one lower-level device (110, 120, 130) arranged under this higher-level device and wherein the functional... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC
20100114336 - Method and control device for controlling an automating system: Methods for accessing a control module that can be executed in a control device of an automating system are provided. The method includes the steps of providing the control module in the control device; providing a first interface module in the control device; providing a second interface module in the... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20100114337 - Method and system for generating a control system user interface: A method for providing an improved engineering interface for configuring, maintenance or monitoring an industrial control system. The system includes a computer and a plurality of process graphics including software objects for controlling and/or monitoring real world objects controlled by the control system. A display of a process graphic is... Agent: Venable LLP
20100114335 - Universal medical device control consol: A control consol is disclosed for controlling one or more medical devices. The control consol communicates to at least one medical device, and at least one peripheral module associated with the medical device if needed. The control consol has a microprocessor for processing data to direct an operation of the... Agent: Edward J. Lynch, Patent Attorney
20100114338 - Multi-goal path planning of welding robots with automatic sequencing: A system and method for multi-goal path planning of welding robots with automatic sequencing. Input parameters associated with a number of goal points are obtained. The robot is moved through the multiple goal points based on the obtained inputs. One or more allowed cyclic paths are identified based on the... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20100114340 - Automatic provisioning of wireless control systems: Exemplary systems and methods for provisioning wireless control of facilities systems are provided. A message is broadcast to a network that includes one or more control devices, which may be associated with one or more control points (e.g., lights in lighting systems). The control device responds with information concerning the... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20100114339 - Household appliance: The present invention relates to a household appliance for performing a housekeeping task. The household appliance comprises a data input device (16) adapted to remotely sense a property in a sensing area (18), and a controller (22) coupled to the data input device and adapted to control an operation of... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100114343 - Audio processing system: An audio processing system includes an input unit, a control unit, an audio reproducing unit, an I/O processing unit, and a switch unit. The input unit receives instructions from a user and generates a first signal or a second signal in response to the instructions. The control unit generates a... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100114344 - Communication system incorporating ambient sound pattern detection and method of operation thereof: A system, method, device and interface for rendering information including the acts of capturing ambient information, determining whether one or more distinguishing patterns is present in the captured ambient information, accessing user profile information, requesting content information when it is determined that the captured one or more distinguishing patterns is... Agent: Thorne & Halajian Applied Technology Center
20100114346 - Handheld computing device: A handheld computing device and handheld music player are disclosed. The handheld computing device includes a seamless enclosure formed from an extruded tube. The extruded tube includes open ends and internal rails which serve as a guide for slidably assembling an operational assembly through the open ends of the extruded... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/apple Inc.
20100114345 - Method and system of classification of audiovisual information: Method and system of classification of audiovisual information from a data stream by means of audio stream comparison. After detecting segments of the data stream containing advertisements, the segments are compared to a plurality of audio files stored in a database to cluster the detected advertisements. If the segment is... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100114342 - Music piece production apparatus, music piece reproduction method, and music piece reproduction program: A music reproduction apparatus selects some music pieces from a number of music pieces stored in, for example, a storage medium and reproduces them. First, a plurality of music piece selection periods (episode) are set on the basis of user specific information inputted by the user. The music piece selection... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100114341 - System and method for controlling electronic devices: An electronic device controlling system for a home includes a data processing center, and at least a detector connecting to the data processing center. The detector sends detected signals to the data processing center. The data processing center sends control signals to control at least one electronic device according to... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100114348 - Frozen compositions and methods for piercing a substrate: Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20100114349 - Method for optimizing joint press set for use with a plurality of ball joints: A method and article for designing dual-mode adapters in a joint press kit. A plurality of ball joints for use with the adapters are selected. An adapter design is created by defining a first variable representative of a physical characteristic of the adapter design; defining a second variable representing a... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
20100114347 - Systems and methods for event based execution of fieldbus process control strategies: Systems (200, 230, 240) and methods (400) for event based execution of a Fieldbus process control strategy (FPCS) for simulation of an industrial process at least partially implemented by a Fieldbus system including a FIM (114, 116, 212, 214, 232, 234) and a field device (122, 124). The methods involve... Agent: Honeywell/jetter & Assoc. Patent Services
20100114351 - Method for manipulating a dental virtual model, method for creating physical entities based on a dental virtual model thus manipulated, and dental models thus created: A 3D virtual model of an intra oral cavity in which at least a part of a finish line of a preparation is obscured is manipulated in virtual space by means of a computer or the like to create, recreate or reconstruct finish line data and other geometrical corresponding to... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100114350 - Method of determining mesh data and method of correcting model data: A die fabricated based on reference model data is corrected, and the corrected die is measured with a measuring instrument to provide three-dimensional measured die data. Noise areas in the three-dimensional measured die data are identified and removed using a computer. The three-dimensional measured die data and the model data... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100114352 - Method of molding: Disclosed is a method of molding molded articles, amongst other things.... Agent: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. Co/amc Intellectual Property Grp
20100114353 - Method for controlling a plurality of production processes: A method for controlling a plurality of production processes performed on a plurality of production machines is described, wherein order data regarding the production processes to be performed are inputted in a control unit which generates control instructions for the production machines, wherein state data indicating the state of the... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen
20100114354 - Method for estimating immeasurable process variables during a series of discrete process cycles: A method for estimating a process variable associated with a series of operations of a manufacturing process includes deriving a model that represents a given operation of the manufacturing process. The operation has first, second, and third process variables associated therewith. The model includes the first, second, and third process... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100114355 - Method and system for management of manufacturing information: To allow flexible determination of a manufacturing method, based upon the know-how accumulated at a manufacturing department, and to realize management of adopted manufacturing BOM data. A screen-displayed design BOM is edited by dividing one part into a plurality of subparts or connecting a plurality of parts to one subassembly,... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100114356 - System and method for providing information handling systems and tuned support infrastructure in separate shipping containers: An information technology enclosure has a processing subsystem and infrastructure subsystem in separate shipping containers that cooperate to process information. The processing subsystem has increased information processing density by concentrating information handling systems in a first processing shipping container that is supported with infrastructure equipment in a second infrastructure shipping... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP
20100114357 - Method and apparatus associated with anisotropic shrink in sintered ceramic items: A manufacturing method for producing ceramic item from a photocurable ceramic filled material by stereolithography. The method compensates for the anisotropic shrinkage of the item during firing to produce a dimensionally accurate item.... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP
20100114358 - Power tool monitoring device: The invention is based on a machine-tool monitoring device. It is proposed that the machine-tool monitoring device have a signal unit (24) provided for ultra-broadband operation.... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20100114359 - Programming apparatus: A programming apparatus has a parameter storage section for storing parameters related to the operation control of an operating mechanism of an NC machine tool, a CL data storage section for storing CL data including data relating to a moving position of a tool and machining conditions, an NC program... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100114360 - 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
20100114361 - 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
20100114362 - Horizontal circuit storage system: The invention relates to a horizontal circuit storage system (1) for storing storage goods carried by load-carriers. The horizontal circuit storage system has a storage zone (2) with a plurality of stacked horizontal storage planes (5). A plurality of load-carriers (6) are arranged in a row in each of the... Agent: Mark P Stone
20100114363 - Method and a device for recognizing, collecting and repositioning objects: A method for recognizing, collecting and repositioning objects (1) having non-predetermined dimensional characteristics and which are arranged on a support surface (2) is implemented by means of a gripper group (30). The gripper group (30) is mobile in at least a lengthwise direction of movement relative to an object (1)... Agent: William J. Sapone Coleman Sudol Sapone P.C.
20100114364 - Method and system to run multiple sort schemes without interrupting sorting operations: The present teachings relate to techniques and equipment for mail item processing. More particularly, the present teachings provide for a method and system for the sorting of mixed mail items. Multiple sort schemes are loaded on a mixed mail sorter for different clients. A first sorting run, controlled with a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100114365 - Beverage dispenser including an improved electronic control system: A beverage dispenser includes an electronic control system for controlling beverage dispenser components. The beverage dispenser components include at least a user interface, a dispensing valve, and a valve interface for regulating the delivery of a beverage from the dispensing valve. The electronic control system includes a microcontroller for monitoring... Agent: Law Offices Of Christopher L. Makay
20100114366 - Dispensers providing controlled dispensing and controlled dispensing methods: Dispensers and method for controlled dispensing of products, preferably paper products, are discussed in this patent disclosure. Various embodiments of the present invention can comprise a housing, a separating assembly, a feed mechanism, and an advancing mechanism. The housing can support inner components of the dispenser. The housing can hold... Agent: Georgia-pacific LLC
20100114367 - Administering of medication: Methods, systems, and apparatuses to facilitate administering of medication.... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.
20100114368 - Systems and methods for vending machine customer account management: Some embodiments are associated with providing, establishing, registering, administering, and/or managing vending machine subscription accounts. In some embodiments, third parties may administer and/or manage subscription-vending accounts associated with customers.... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20100114369 - Pharmaceutical dispensing system for securely dispensing single doses: The invention describes improved methods and mechanisms for providing secure access to pharmaceutical and supply items in a clinical setting. In one version of the invention, a dispensing unit has an interior housing one or more drawers. Each drawer has one or more storage locations. The fronts of the drawers... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20100114370 - Conveyance apparatus: A conveyance apparatus includes conveyance robots provided for sequential assembly processes. Each of the robots conveys, based on a tact system, work pieces for the respective assembly processes, by simultaneously reciprocating the work pieces with a single mechanism. The work pieces are sequentially assembled on an assembly line after placed... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100114371 - Robot arm control device and control method, robot, and control program: There is provided a control device for a robot arm which includes an operation procedure information acquisition means for acquiring information on the procedure of a domestic operation, a progress management means for managing information on the progress of the operation, and a control parameter setting means for setting a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100114372 - Method of cleaning a surface using an automatic cleaning device: A method of cleaning a surface using an automatic cleaning device may include learning, by an automatic cleaning device, one or more cleaning methods. Each cleaning method may be associated with a code corresponding to a radio frequency identification tag positioned in a vicinity of a surface to be cleaned.... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20100114373 - Systems and methods for scanning a workspace volume for objects: A representative robotic machine includes an end-of-arm that is located in a work area; and a safety scanner system that scans for objects in a workspace volume around the end-of-arm. The safety scanner system determines whether to stop operations of the robotic machine based on the presence of the objects... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - AtlantaIPDepartment
20100114374 - Apparatus and method for extracting feature information of object and apparatus and method for creating feature map: Technology for creating a feature map for localizing a mobile robot and extracting feature information of surroundings is provided. According to one aspect, feature information including a reflection function is extracted from information acquired using a 3D distance sensor and used as a basis for creating a feature map. Thus,... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100114377 - Air conditioning device for switchgear cabinets: The invention relates to an air conditioning device for switchgear cabinets, wherein the air conditioning device, which is located in a case, is arranged in constructional proximity to a switchgear cabinet and an air circulation between the switchgear cabinet and the air conditioning device is allowed by means of openings... Agent: Bodner & O'rourke, LLP
20100114376 - Digital i/o signal scheduler: An apparatus and method of scheduling signals. In one embodiment, the method includes a first circuit receiving a first plurality of reference values. The first circuit selects a reference value from the first plurality according to a first reference identifier (ID) that is stored in memory. The first circuit compares... Agent: Campbell Stephenson LLP
20100114379 - Fan control system: A fan control system includes first and second adjacent fans, first and second motors configured to rotate the first and second fans, and a control unit configured to control rotational speeds of the first and second motors in order to control rotational speeds of the first and second fans. The... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100114380 - Portable method and apparatus for monitoring refrigerant-cycle systems: A portable monitoring system that monitors various aspects of the operation of a refrigerant-cycle system is described. In one embodiment, the system includes a processor that measures power provided to the refrigerant-cycle system and gathers data from one or more sensors and uses the sensor data to calculate a figure... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100114378 - Refrigerator and control method thereof: Disclosed are a refrigerator and a control method thereof, wherein operation of an icemaker can be controlled according to time or function. A sleep mode to control operation of an icemaker according to time is set to prevent generation of noise due to an ice-separating operation implemented at night. In... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100114375 - System and method for volumetric display using a spining mirror and an orthogonally deflected linear picture element source: A system and method for creating a three-dimensional (“3D”) volumetric display using a linear array of active point light sources and projecting those points on a mirrored surface. The linear image is then modulated and swept along that mirrored surface to create a two-dimensional (“2D”) raster image. Simultaneously, the mirrored... Agent: Maulin V. Shah
20100114381 - Towrope winch user interface: A system for controlling a towrope winch may comprise an electronic user interface selectively coupled to the towrope winch in which the user interface is configured to send and receive data to and from the towrope winch. A towrope winch user interface may comprise a processor configured to control said... Agent: Steven L. Nichols Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & Mccarthy
20100114384 - Controls for high-efficiency heat pumps: As discussed herein, a first aspect of the present invention provides a method of providing improved efficiency in heating/cooling. The method can include operating an HVAC system that includes first and second heat pump compressors working together with corresponding heat pump expansion valves and heat pump heat exchangers. The method... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20100114382 - Determination of the type of heaving, ventilating, and air conditioning (hvac) system: The present invention provides apparatuses and computer readable media for obtaining information about a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and sending the information to a remote networked device. A control circuit deactivates loads of a HVAC system so that a sampling circuit can inject a test signal into... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20100114386 - Monitoring and controlling water consumption and devices in a structure: Systems and methods for monitoring and controlling water consumption in a water-based system are disclosed using one or more sensors for generating signals indicative of the operation thereof. One or more interface modules are provided as breaker circuits for receiving the generated signals, and a fluid control device is operable... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20100114385 - Systems and methods to control energy consumption efficiency: A controller is configured to exchange information with a building automation system and includes various executable programs for determining a real time operating efficiency, simulating a predicted or theoretical operating efficiency, comparing the same, and then adjusting one or more operating parameters on equipment utilized by a building's HVAC system.... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20100114383 - Wireless building management system and method using a building model: A building system includes a communication network, a plurality of wireless nodes, a plurality of passive wireless devices, a plurality of sensors, and a processing circuit. The wireless nodes are disposed within a building and are operably coupled to the communication network. Each passive wireless device is affixed to an... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100114387 - Electric power grid control using a market-based resource allocation system: Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for distributing a resource (such as electricity) using a resource allocation system. In one exemplary embodiment, a plurality of requests for electricity are received from a plurality of end-use consumers. The requests indicate a requested quantity of electricity and a... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20100114388 - Method and system for controlling a doubly-fed induction machine: The present invention relates to a method and system for controlling a doubly-fed induction machine. In operation a rotor current vector is processed with a rotor position estimate vector. A scalar error quantity is the determined in dependence upon a stator current vector and the processed rotor current vector. The... Agent: Freedman & Associates
20100114389 - Distributing power to networked devices: A method and an apparatus to distribute power to a networked apparatus are provided. The apparatus may comprise a communication module to receive sensor data via a communication network connected to a plurality of sensors operatively located within a building. The plurality of sensors may be to provide sensor data... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100114393 - Apparatus and method for predictive control of a power generation system: A method for controlling a power system control area according to a first and a second control performance standard, wherein operation of the control area determines area control parameter values. The method comprises (a) determining a first compliance target for the first performance standard and a second compliance target for... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100114390 - Load operation profiling and notification in a monitored electrical power distribution system: A method of monitoring the operation of a load in an electrical power distribution system comprises selecting a parameter representing operation of the load, determining an expected characteristic of the parameter during normal operation of the load, and comparing measured values of the parameter with the expected characteristic to detect... Agent: Schneider Electric / Square D Company Legal Dept. - I.p. Group (np)
20100114392 - Real-time power line rating: Real-time power line rating may be provided. First, sensor data may be received corresponding to a conductor of a power line. The sensor data may provide real-time weather conditions for the conductor's environment. The sensor data may be received from a sensor device configured to collect the sensor data. The... Agent: Merchant & Gould Ks
20100114391 - System for acquisition of data and multiplication of signalling and protection contacts in equipments of substations and electric power plants and similar: System for acquisition of data and multiplication of signalling and protection contacts in equipments of substations and electric power plants and similar, it consists in the utilization of auxiliary relays (4) for contacts multiplication (2) of devices (1) of protection and supervision as a way of entrance of the information... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C
20100114394 - Dual type vehicle power-supply apparatus: The dual type vehicle power-supply apparatus includes a bidirectional power transmission unit capable of performing bidirectional electric power transmission between a high voltage source of a high power-supply voltage supply system and a low voltage source of a low power-supply voltage supply system, and a power transmission controller controlling the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100114395 - Power dispatch system for electrolytic production of hydrogen from wind power: A system for distributing electric power from a wind farm generating medium to high voltage AC electricity to multiple electrolyser modules for producing hydrogen. A system for distributing electric power from a wind farm generating medium voltage DC electricity to multiple electrolyser modules for producing hydrogen.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100114396 - System and method for remotely regulating the power consumption of an electric appliance: A system and method for remotely regulating the power consumption of a device are provided. The method comprises sending a message from a remote location and over a wide area data network to a controller locally attached to a device. The method further comprises adjusting, at the controller, the power... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100114397 - Integrated real-time power and solar farm control system: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods for controlling power in renewable solar energy sources. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for controlling a renewable energy solar farm, where the farm may include one or more renewable energy sources. The method... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20100114398 - Reactive power optimization: Var optimization (VARO) is a subsystem of a voltage and var optimization (VVO) system that processes a capacitor switching optimization problem. The VARO is a self contained process that may work stand alone or in conjunction with a Voltage Regulation Optimization (VRO) system to provide integrated VVO solutions. The VARO... Agent: Abb Inc. Legal Department-4u6
20100114399 - Digital controller for controlling output voltage under large variations in load and supply voltage: There is provided a digital controller which can reduce a variation in output voltage as compared to the conventional digital controller at the time of abrupt changes in load and in input of a power amplifier. The digital controller is built in the power amplifier for supplying an output voltage... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.
20100114400 - Voltage regulation optimization: A voltage regulation optimization (VRO) system receives inputs from a DCS or other distribution network control/monitoring system. The VRO then calculates optimized control commands for various network devices including the controllable taps of voltage regulating transformers.... Agent: Abb Inc. Legal Department-4u6
20100114401 - Method and device of predicting the level of customer amount, and method and system of controlling temperature of aircondiction by using the same: A method of predicting the level of customer amount is provided. The method at least comprises the steps of: (a) a counter counting person-time within a time period; (b) a processor checking whether a referenced customer amount of the time period is stored in a database if being at the... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLPPrevious industry: Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor
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