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Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications August inventions list 08/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100217406 - Universal remote machinery controller and monitor: A system is provided herein for remotely controlling and monitoring machinery, the machinery having a control network for control thereof, one or more switches coupled to the control network for controlling the machinery via the control network. The system includes a controller hardwired coupled to the control network of the... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20100217407 - Apparatus and method for operating macro command and inputting macro command: Disclosed is provided an apparatus and a method for operating a macro command and inputting a macro command, wherein the apparatus including a storing unit storing control signals received from a control device for selecting of a menu item of a host device, a creating unit creating the macro command... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100217408 - Method and device for the bus coupling of safety-relevant processes: The invention proposes a method, in which, according to German Patent Application No. 10 2004 039932.8, a data set that is relevant for a safety-critical process is processed by means of at least two redundant processing channels (1, 2) according to identical laws for each safe protocol (14, 24) and... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC
20100217409 - Method for isolating a plant device of an industrial plant: A method for isolating a plant device of an industrial plant, wherein at least one safety measure is implemented on the plant device in order for work to be done safely on the plant device is provided. Isolation information is communicated to a control and protection system using a data... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100217411 - Methods and an apparatus for optimizing playback of media content from a digital handheld device: There is provided an apparatus and methods for optimizing playback of media content from a digital handheld device. The apparatus may be functionally connected to the digital handheld device, and for allowing placement of the digital handheld device at a receptor. Correspondingly, the methods for optimizing playback of media content... Agent: Creative Labs, Inc. Legal Department
20100217413 - Multi-channel audio vibratory entertainment system: An entertainment system according to an embodiment of the present application includes a portable media device configured to produce an audible output signal, and a plurality of individual vibratory output signals representative of individual recorded tracks of a musical piece and a plurality of actuators positioned at various locations on... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100217410 - User interface for home media system: An improved user interface for a home media delivery system is disclosed. The system comprises a media delivery unit, a removable media storage unit and a remote control device. In one embodiment, the media delivery system is a home audio system and the removable media storage unit is an optical... Agent: Yang Pan Intellectual Power Pte Ltd
20100217414 - Virtual wireless multitrack recording system: Disclosed are systems and methods for wirelessly recording multi-track audio files without the data corruption or loss of data that typically occurs with wireless data transmission. In some aspects of the present invention, each performer is equipped with a local audio device capable of locally recording the respective performer's audio... Agent: Law Offices Of Rita C. Chipperson, P.C.
20100217412 - Wireless communication device and system: The invention relates to a system and method which allows audio and/or video signals transmitted from a source device, such as an MP3/MP4 player to be transmitted to a host device such as speakers and/or a display screen via a wireless communication device. The system allows command signals generated from... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C
20100217415 - Photometrically modulated delivery of reagents: A process system adapted for processing of or with a material therein. The process system includes: a sampling region for the material; an infrared photometric monitor constructed and arranged to transmit infrared radiation through the sampling region and to responsively generate an output signal correlative of the material in the... Agent: Intellectual Property / Technology Law
20100217416 - Apparatus, method and program for creating tool reference plane: An apparatus for calculating a tool reference plane utilizes a machining plane model and an inversed tool model to create a collection of sphere regions having three dimensional grid points as their center, and identifies a nearest point on each of the model planes from the respective center point of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100217417 - System and method for prototyping by learning from examples: A method for specifying design rules for a manufacturing process includes providing a training set of 3D point meshes that represent an anatomical structure, for each 3D point mesh, finding groupings of points that define clusters for each shape class of the anatomical structure, calculating a prototype for each shape... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100217418 - Method and system for scheduling a manufacturing process: A method and a system for scheduling a manufacturing process planned by an enterprise resource planning and produced by equipment on a shop floor. A production scheduler within a manufacturing executing system schedules tasks of the manufacturing process. The production scheduler is enabled to display the current production schedule in... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100217419 - Method for scheduling a production process by supporting the visualization of material shortages: A method for scheduling a production process is disclosed, wherein a production order requiring components is placed on a production schedule, the availabilities of the components, which are required for the production order, are detected by a computing unit, production orders requesting one or more of the components are classified... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100217420 - Method of generating recipe for process: m
20100217421 - Industrial production process and production tool: An industrial production method and corresponding production equipment is specified, wherein, for providing the resources and/or energy needed, a load variation y(t) with time is forecast in an automated manner starting with expected environmental and planned production parameters. In at least one embodiment of this process, a forecast for the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100217422 - Design management device, production management device, production management system: A design management device for managing data for the design of a final produced product has a unit design storage section for storing unit design data for a unit of assembled parts produced using a plurality of minimum unit parts together with corresponding part design data for the minimum unit... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100217423 - Method for providing functions in an industrial automation system, control program and industrial automation system: In order to provide functions in an industrial automation system having control units which are coupled via a communication network, functions of the automation system are made available by services. Components of a service are subdivided into service-specific components and into components which can be reused by a plurality of... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100217424 - Ceramic contamination control processes: Trace cross-contamination in mixtures or preforms of plasticized ceramic-forming powder mixtures, arising for example in manufacturing facilities where components of one ceramic product being manufactured can contaminate mixtures for another product to be manufactured, are controlled by one or more of: the targeted decontamination of shared production lines, rapid trace... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20100217425 - Manufacturing execution system (mes) and methods of monitoring glycol manufacturing processes utilizing functional nanomaterials: A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and related methods of monitoring a glycol manufacturing processes are disclosed herein. The methods are useful to provide a plurality of analysis to the glycol manufacturing process. Consequently, the manufacturing execution system and methods provide a means to perform validation and quality manufacturing on an... Agent: Smp Logic Systems LLC Intellectual Property Department
20100217427 - Controller device: A method of operating a controller device of an electronic cutting machine. The method includes writing a controller device identifier to memory of the cartridge, writing a cartridge identifier to memory of the controller device, and permitting communication between the controller device and the cartridge.... Agent: Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP
20100217426 - System and method for treatment of upper airway disorders: The present invention provides a system for treating a mammalian patient having obstructive sleep disordered breathing, e.g., sleep apnea. The system has a set of appliances including a first appliance being adapted to displace a mandible of the patient by a first predetermined geometry relative to a maxilla of the... Agent: Apneos Corporation
20100217428 - System for controlling an electronic cutting machine: A system for controlling an electronic cutting machine. The system comprises a cartridge having an interfacing connector and memory and a controller device. The controller device comprises a cartridge connector for establishing an electrical connection with the interfacing connector, memory, and a processor executing a controller application. The controller application... Agent: Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP
20100217429 - Rapid production apparatus: A method of producing an object by sequentially printing layers of construction material one on top of the other, the method comprising: providing the construction material at a first lower temperature; flowing the construction material through a heated flow path in a flow structure to heat the construction material and... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20100217430 - Spectrographic monitoring of a substrate during processing using index values: Methods, systems, and apparatus for spectrographic monitoring of a substrate during chemical mechanical polishing are described. In one aspect, a computer-implemented method includes storing a library having a plurality of reference spectra, each reference spectrum of the plurality of reference spectra having a stored associated index value, measuring a sequence... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100217431 - Automated drug preparation apparatus including automated drug reconstitution: An automated medication preparation system for preparing a prescribed dosage of medication in a drug delivery device includes a plurality of stations for receiving, handling and processing the drug delivery device so that the prescribed dosage of medication is delivered to the drug delivery device and a transporting device that... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP
20100217432 - Sheet handling apparatus and sheet handling method: A sheet handling apparatus includes a first module arranged along a sheet conveyance route from the upstream to the downstream thereof, and a second module arranged adjacent to the first module, wherein the first module including a take-out part to take out sheets one by one from a bundle of... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20100217433 - Store management system capable of switching between manned or unmanned sales: Disclosed is a store management system capable of switching between manned or unmanned sales. During the daytime, a clerk or owner stays in a store to allow a customer, who visits the opened store, to purchase goods which are received in a vending machine or are displayed in a showcase.... Agent: Christopher Paul Mitchell
20100217435 - Audio signal processing system and autonomous robot having such system: An audio signal processing system includes one or more sensors for sensing audio signals. A module for computing audio signal segments of coherent signal elements, and at least one compressing module for computing a compressed representation of audio features of each audio signal segment are also included. The system also... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20100217434 - Method and device for controlling motion of an industrial robot with a position switch: A method for controlling a multi-axis industrial robot or manipulator arranged with a robot control unit. The robot or the control unit includes at least one first computer running a servo controller. A motion limit is configured for at least one axis of the robot arm. A reference signal for... Agent: Venable LLP
20100217436 - Method and device for manipulating an object: A method for manipulating an object with a remote vehicle having a manipulator attached to a manipulator arm. The manipulator comprises a jamming or other phase change material in a housing. The method comprises pressing the manipulator housing to the object, activating the jamming or other phase change material to... Agent: O'brien Jones, PLLC (w/irobot Corp.)
20100217437 - Autonomous robotic assembly system: An apparatus comprises a plurality of mobile robotic machines, a wireless communications system, and a motion control system. The plurality of mobile robotic machines may be capable of moving to a number of locations in an assembly area and performing operations to assemble a structure in the assembly area. The... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20100217438 - Robot and task execution system: A robot and the like capable of executing a task in an appropriate condition from the viewpoint of execution economy even when a state of the task is altered. A cost is evaluated that represents a load or labor required for a robot (1) to execute a new task, and... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100217439 - Map building apparatus and method: Disclosed are a map building apparatus and method using a distance measurement. According to an aspect, by creating a first map and a second map respectively using the characteristics of different characteristic areas based on a distance-voltage characteristics of a distance measurement sensor, and combining the first map with the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100217442 - Device and method for controlling multiaxial joint unit: A device is provided for controlling multiaxial joint unit. The device includes a multiaxial joint unit, an estimating module, a path determining module, a path editing module. The multiaxial joint unit is to perform at least an action. The estimating module estimates parameter changes of the multiaxial joint unit while... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100217441 - Method and system for managing multiple model variants: According to one aspect, the present invention provides a method of controlling operation of a plurality of different model variants of a refrigeration appliance using a commonly-configured control board for the plurality of different model variants. The method includes identifying the first model variant as being one of the plurality... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100217440 - Welding quality control and monitoring system: A quality assurance system includes an internet/wide area network interface configured to provide bidirectional communication with user terminals; a wireless interface configured to provide bidirectional communication with mobile user terminals; and a quality assurance database cooperatively coupled with a database manager. The data base manager is configured to populate the... Agent: Harrington & Smith
20100217445 - Method and apparatus for dehumidifying granular material: Granular material is dehumidified by: a) providing a number of dry air generators inside hoppers containing granular material; b) for each dry air generator, evaluating the dry air flow generable and/or higher energy efficiency functioning time; c) calculating the dry air flow rate for each single hopper depending on the... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd
20100217443 - Self-contained valve actuator for quarter turn valve system: A self-contained valve actuator of the present invention can comprise an actuator component. This actuator can be linear or quarter turn depending on the valve. The actuator can be double acting which means the piston will move once to open and once to close. The self-contained valve system uses hydraulic... Agent: Darcell Walker
20100217444 - Temperature controller for gas laser: A temperature controller for a gas laser which controls temperatures of a plurality of temperature-controlled apparatuses including a first temperature-controlled portion requiring a high-precision temperature-control and a second temperature-controlled portion requiring a low-precision temperature-control as compared with the first temperature-controlled portion and allowing a temperature-control with a low or high... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100217446 - Fluid holder and electromechanical lubricator employing same: A fluid holder includes: a housing having an inner surface and at least one fluid outlet; a piston in slidable engagement with the inner surface and having first and second opposed surfaces with a threaded opening extending therebetween, the first surface of the piston and the inner surface of the... Agent: Jeffrey J. King, Esq. Patent Networks Law Group PLLC
20100217447 - Detection of multiple powered devices connected to an inline power delivery channel: A system provides for indicating/detecting multiple powered devices connected to a power delivery channel of a power sourcing equipment, so that power can be coherently shared among the powered devices. A first operation includes (a) applying a standard first detection signal (such as a detection voltage) to the power delivery... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC
20100217448 - Method for configuring an arrangement for protecting, controlling or monitoring an electrical switch or power supply gear: A method for configuring an arrangement having a command level device and at least one arrangement having a field device connected to the command level device, for protecting controlling or monitoring an electrical switch or power supply gear. A command level configuration file describing the configuration of the arrangement is... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100217451 - Energy usage control system and method: The present invention provides a coordinating node in an energy usage control system. The coordinating node receives trade-off functions from energy consuming nodes. The coordinating node and the energy consuming nodes collectively form a domain. A trade-off function from an energy consuming node describes a relationship between a result of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/panasonic
20100217450 - Methods and apparatus for energy demand management: Methods, apparatuses and systems for managing energy demand of one or more appliances. In one example, an appliance controller apparatus is provided, comprising a user interface configured to receive a user input indicative of a demand flexibility associated with an appliance, a communication interface configured to receive a control input... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100217449 - System and method to manage power consumption: A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code having programming instructions tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium. The programming instructions are operable to detect an occurrence of at least one of a geoboundary event, a radio frequency identification (RFID) event; and a local area network... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100217453 - Grid interconnection device, grid interconnection system, and power control system: A grid interconnection device 100 for interconnecting a power storage device to a power distribution system to which alternating current power is distributed, the grid interconnection device comprises a receiver 101 and a controller 104. The receiver 101 receives a second adjustment instruction transmitted before a first adjustment instruction. The... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20100217452 - Overlay packet data network for managing energy and method for using same: A system for managing energy, comprising a processor coupled to a packet data network and a serves software module executing on the processor is disclosed, wherein the server software module is adapted to send and receive information over a packet data network from a plurality of client software modules associated... Agent: Brian R. Galvin
20100217454 - Dynamic thermal load balancing: A method for improving thermal efficiency in one or more data centers includes measuring a temperature at one or more computing devices having allocated thereto one or more computing workloads and determining whether the measured temperature exceeds a predetermined temperature threshold. If the predetermined temperature threshold is exceeded, sufficient computing... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC08/19/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list
20100211190 - Control system, control method, master device, and control device: There is provided a control system comprising: a master device that includes: a first transmission section that transmits, to a plurality of slave devices connected thereto through a network, a control command for the slave devices to control a device to be controlled and a flag that have two or... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100211191 - Pulsed electrical remote control interface, equipment and satellite comprising such an interface: A pulsed electrical remote control interface for an equipment item including a plurality of functions to be controlled includes at least a first command input associated with a first command line (TC-Type, TC-Type-plus, TC-Type-minus) for selecting at least one function (RF ON, RF OFF, ALC ON, ALC OFF, FCA UP,... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100211192 - Apparatus and method for automated analysis of alarm data to support alarm rationalization: A method includes receiving at least one search parameter, where the at least one search parameter defines one or more restrictions on types of event patterns. The method also includes searching a collection of historical events associated with a process control system. The method further includes identifying one or more... Agent: Honeywell/munck Patent Services
20100211193 - Sequence control apparatus and test apparatus: There is provided a sequence control apparatus for outputting a sequence of control signals to operate a control target, including a sequence storing section that stores thereon sequence data in association with each state received from outside, where the sequence data includes a plurality of control signals to be sequentially... Agent: Masao Yoshimura
20100211194 - Method and device for adjusting a regulating device: The aim of the invention is to provide a regulating device which ensures automatic monitoring of additional regulator parameters, and a method for said automatic monitoring. To this end, the method and the device for adjusting a first (2) and a second functional unit (1, 3, 4, 6) of a... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20100211195 - Method for logical connection of safety circuits in an industrial automation arrangement, and configuration device for carrying out the method: A method and a programmer for logical connection of a plurality safety circuits in an industrial automation arrangement, wherein a subordinate one of the safety circuits and a super-ordinate one of the safety circuits are each described in a safety matrix. An overall matrix is generated from the safety matrices... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100211196 - Communication module for an automation system: A communication module includes a processing unit; at least one memory unit cooperating with the processing unit and configured to store a user program; at least two serial interfaces configurable by the user program; and a programming access connectable to a central control unit of an automation system of modular... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100211197 - Methods and apparatus to configure a process control system using an electronic description language script: Example methods and apparatus to configure a process control system using an electronic description language (EDL) script are disclosed. A disclosed example method comprises loading a first script representative of a process plant, the first script comprising an interpretive system-level script structured in accordance with an electronic description language, and... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100211198 - Tools and methods for collecting and analyzing sports statistics: An application executed on a computer running Windows or Vista, for example, allows the coach to take whatever sports statistics his heart desires and then provides the coach with the tools to analyze those statistics. Data entry of statistics is easy and specific embodiments contemplate voice recognition data entry and... Agent: Matthew E. Burr
20100211199 - Dynamic audio ducking: Various dynamic audio ducking techniques are provided that may be applied where multiple audio streams, such as a primary audio stream and a secondary audio stream, are being played back simultaneously. For example, a secondary audio stream may include a voice announcement of one or more pieces of information pertaining... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC
20100211200 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: An information processing apparatus is provided which includes a metadata extraction unit for analyzing an audio signal in which a plurality of instrument sounds are present in a mixed manner and for extracting, as a feature quantity of the audio signal, metadata changing along with passing of a playing time,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100211201 - Control node and control system: A control node has a sequence table and subscribers, with the sequence table having data records each having an identification for an action of a manufacturing sequence associated with the control node, an identification for a subscriber carrying out the action and an identification of a parameter set associated with... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100211202 - Method and machine for examining wafers: Method and machine utilizes the real-time recipe to examine a series of wafers during the fabrication of integrated circuits. Each real-time recipe essentially corresponds to a practical fabrication history of a wafer to be examined and/or the examination results of at least one examined wafer of same “lot”. Therefore, different... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100211203 - Substrate processing system and substrate transfer method: The substrate processing system includes a controller that transfers the substrate by using a transfer apparatus or controls processing of the substrate in a processing apparatus. A recipe setter of the controller sets a processing recipe. A memory stores an initial reference location of a transfer arm, a first correlation... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100211204 - Method and system for robotic assembly parameter optimization: A method and system to optimize the parameters of a robot used in an assembly process. The assembly process is categorized based on its nature which may be cylindrical, radial and multi-stage insertion. The search pattern and search parameters are specified. The parameters are optimized and the optimized parameter set... Agent: Abb Inc. Legal Department-4u6
20100211205 - Method for process diagnosis and rotary atomizer arrangement: A rotary atomizer arrangement and methods for operating the same are disclosed. An exemplary atomizer may be used for the coating of work pieces, and may include a bell plate driven by an electric motor. The exemplary atomizer may further be configured for the detection of errors in the spraying... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100211206 - Measurement system and interferometer: A measurement system that includes an industrial machine and an interferometer can detect when abnormality has occurred in measurement targeted at a reflector attached to a movable body, for example, in a case where the movable body has moved too close to the interferometer. A judging section of the interferometer... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100211207 - Manufacturing apparatus for semiconductor device, controlling method for the manufacturing apparatus, and storage medium storing control program for the manufacturing apparatus: The manufacturing apparatus for a semiconductor device includes: a stage information obtaining portion for obtaining stage information that is information for specifying an exposure stage used in an exposure process of a wafer to be heated from an exposure unit including a plurality of exposure stages on which the wafer... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100211208 - Cutting apparatus and cutting method using the same: A cutting apparatus includes a cutting tool program control module configured for controlling a number of cutting tools to cut an element. The cutting tool program control module includes a cutting tool program storing unit, a cutting tool program selecting unit, and a cutting tool program executing unit. The cutting... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100211209 - Adaptation of a controller in a rolling mill based on the variation of an actual value of a rolling product: During operation of a rolling mill, a rolling product running through the mill is machined by a machining device which is controlled by a controller, to which a target and an actual value of the roll product are fed after machining. The controller determines based on the target and the... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100211210 - Position correcting apparatus, vacuum processing equipment and position correcting method: A technology to resolve positional deviations without using a transport robot. An object to be transported placed on a holding stand is rotated, so as to make an error angle α to be zero; and thereafter, a temporarily placing portion is made to move obliquely to move for an error... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20100211211 - Drug discovery screening apparatus: The invention is to provide a drug discovery screening apparatus capable of improving a testing operation efficiency. The drug discovery screening apparatus comprises an image measurement unit, an incubator unit integrally connected to the image measurement unit, a fixed stage disposed at the incubator unit, first conveyance means for taking... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100211212 - Method of preparing mail pieces including reply items: For preparing mail pieces including reply items to be returned by addressees of the mail pieces, address carriers (20) are fed one by one from a first feeding station (2). An address (21) is scanned from each fed address carrier (20). Address data sets each representing a scanned address (21)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100211213 - Document disposal management system and method of the same: A document disposal management system of an example of the invention includes: a plurality of disposal document input units to which a document to be disposed of is input; a document transport mechanism unit which transports the input document in the disposal document input units; a disposal process instructing terminal... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100211214 - Method and apparatus for monitoring the transport of an object: A method and a device monitor the transport of an object, particularly of a piece of mail that is provided with a delivery point, to which the object is transported. A sorting system reads the delivery point and generates a first attribute vector differentiating the object from all other transported... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100211216 - Substrate processing apparatus and method of displaying abnormal state of substrate processing apparatus: Provided are a substrate processing apparatus and a method of displaying an abnormal state of the substrate processing apparatus. The substrate processing apparatus comprising: a manipulation unit comprising a manipulation screen displaying a state of at least one of a substrate carrying mechanism and a substrate processing mechanism; and a... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20100211215 - Substrate transfer apparatus and substrate treatment system: The present invention is a transfer apparatus for a substrate, including a substrate housing container housing a substrate therein and having a transfer-in/out port for the substrate formed in a side surface thereof; a gas jet unit jetting a predetermined gas toward a rear surface of the substrate in the... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100211217 - Digital content distribution system: This invention provides an improved method to deliver large amounts of digital content to portable electronic devices at low cost, without requiring the users of such devices to download such content from the Internet. Neither do the users have to purchase or manipulate data storage media such as CDs, DVDs,... Agent: Brouillette & Partners
20100211218 - Products and processes for stablishing multi-transaction relationships with customers of vending machines: Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for improving the establishment and management of vending machine subscriptions, including systems and methods for constructing, communicating, and registering subscriptions, as well as various methods for processing the redemption of vending machine subscription items. Several additional embodiments are disclosed, including various alternate methods... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20100211219 - Tablet dispenser system: A tablet dispenser and a magazine therefore, said tablet dispenser being configured to receive said magazine adapted to contain a tablet, and to release the tablet in a controlled way is provided. The tablet dispenser or the magazine comprises a control unit configured to monitor, send or receive tablet dispenser... Agent: Capitol City Techlaw, PLLC
20100211220 - Controller of robot used combined with machine tool: A robot controller (7) controlling a robot (1) used combined with a machine tool (5, 6) provided with a communication unit (9) connecting the robot controller to a machine tool, a detection unit (52) detecting through the communication unit a type and number of machine tools, and a setting unit... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100211221 - Method for controlling a cryogenic distillation unit: A method for controlling a cryogenic distillation unit, for example an air separation unit or a unit for separating a mixture having hydrogen and carbon monoxide as its main components is presented.... Agent: Air Liquide Usa LLC Intellectual Property
20100211223 - Current detecting device, air conditioning apparatus, correction constant calculating system and correction constant calculating method: A current detecting device includes a current leveling unit, a first wire and a current detecting unit. The current leveling unit is configured to level a drive current that is passed through a motor drive unit to drive a motor. The first wire is configured and arranged to carry flow... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100211222 - Method and apparatus for comprehensive energy measurement and analysis of a building: An energy monitoring and analysis system for a building includes a logging unit, a processing unit, temperature sensors that read the temperatures inside and outside the building, electric current sensors that read electric currents in all independent electric connections at the main connection panel of the building, and other types... Agent: Keith C. Rawlins, Attorney & Counselor At Law
20100211224 - Heating and cooling control methods and systems: The present invention is related to the field of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). More particularly, the present invention is related to methods and systems for controlled heating and cooling in order to reduce costs and the carbon footprint of said heating and cooling by optimizing the use of... Agent: Enagea LLC, Oliver J. Keeling
20100211225 - Combined motion sensor for use in feedback control systems for vibration isolation: The present invention relates to a method for controlling a vibration isolation system, and an active vibration isolation system for vibration-isolated support of lithographic devices, wafer handling systems, and/or scanning microscopes. For this purpose the following are provided: a number of vibration transducers for supplying sensor signals which are representative... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC
20100211226 - Monitoring and control system for a gas well dewatering pump: A monitoring and control system for a dewatering pump configured to dewater a gas well is provided. A dewatering pump is driven at a first speed to pump fluid out of a well annulus. A fluid level detection device is configured to identify a change of fluid level in the... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100211229 - Fluid pressure control apparatus/process: A fluid pressure control apparatus for controlling a solenoid valve to increase and decrease a fluid pressure by varying a valve opening degree includes a controller to control the fluid pressure by varying a command current for driving the solenoid valve. The controller calculates a hysteresis correction quantity to reduce... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100211228 - Method and system for controlling compressor: In the present invention, a method and a system for controlling a compressor are provided. The method includes the steps of: providing a condenser connected to the compressor, and at least one evaporator connected to the condenser; measuring an inlet pressure and an outlet pressure of the compressor to obtain... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.
20100211227 - Regulator module for a valve cluster: A regulator module (25a and 25b) serves for the regulation of an actuator (18c and 18d), in particular a pneumatic drive, and has a regulator communication interface for (27) for output of the regulation target value and receiving an input actual value. The regulator module (25a and 25b) comprises concatenating... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20100211230 - power supply device for plasma processing: According to a third aspect the power supply device comprises a controller for causing the power supply circuit and the first switch to be switched on and off. The controller is configured to determine a quenching time interval by means of a self-adaptive process. The quenching time interval defines the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100211232 - Method and system for power load management: A method for power load management is provided in the present invention, wherein two different standard values are determined to be a basis for regulating power consumption. When power consumption exceeds a first standard value, a monitoring procedure is started to monitor consumption status. If the power consumption exceeds a... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20100211231 - Operating electrical machines from a dc link: A drive system has a number of electrical machines. One machine operates as a generator supplying an output to a DC link, which in turn supplies one or more machines operating as motors to drive loads. The motors are supplied through power converters. The total capacitance of the DC link... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100211233 - Energy management system and method: An energy management system manages energy consumption of managed device(s) disposed to receive energy via a meter connected to an energy supply, the energy supply. A system controller has a computer processor that instructs the managed device(s) to employ an operational mode based on the priority, the energy need, the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100211234 - Method of calculating recovery commands for numerical controlled system: A method of calculating recovery commands for numerical controlled system that an upper controller provides position commands to a servo driver to drive a motor. A memory space is provided to store the position commands, and then a position matrix and a transformation matrix are read. Finally, the transformation matrix... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services08/12/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list
20100204806 - Automation system having a programmable matrix module: An automation system for controlling a technical process having an electronic processing unit, input/output (I/O) modules for inputting and outputting process signals to operating means of the technical process, such as sensors and actuators, and terminal modules for connecting the operating means to the I/O modules. The automation system also... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100204807 - Crowd optimization of ambient conditions: Methods and apparatus optimize ambient conditions of a physical location based upon input from multiple users (e.g., a “crowd) to avoid dominance by only one or a few users. Representatively, a plurality of input devices are distributed throughout the location and users, at certain times, or upon querying, enter their... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC
20100204808 - Model predictive controller with tunable integral component to compensate for model mismatch: An MPC controller technique integrates feedback control performance better than methods commonly used today in MPC type controllers, resulting in an MPC controller that performs better than traditional MPC techniques in the presence of process model mismatch. In particular, MPC controller performance is enhanced by adding a tunable integration block... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (fisher)
20100204809 - Method for operating an automation system, corresponding computer program and system or device that operates according to the method: A method for operating an automation system, a corresponding computer program for implementing the method and a system or device that operates in accordance with according to the method, wherein a control program comprises a plurality of software modules and subprograms as an automation solution for a technical process. The... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100204810 - Plasma processing apparatus, and maintenance method and assembling method of the same: A plasma processing apparatus includes a processing chamber that converts a processing gas introduced from a gas supply source into plasma and performs plasma processing on a target object, an exhaust chamber that communicates with the inside of the processing chamber to exhaust a gas converted into plasma from the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100204812 - Digital audio signal interpolation apparatus and digital audio signal interpolation method: The apparatus or the method of this invention selects an interpolation value candidate region for an uncorrectable point, equally divides the interpolation value candidate region into a plurality of divided regions, causes representative values of the divided regions to be added to and passed through a high-pass filter that reproduces... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100204813 - Music transcription: Methods, systems, and devices are described for automatically converting audio input signal data into musical score representation data. Embodiments of the invention identify a change in frequency information from the audio signal that exceeds a first threshold value; identify a change in amplitude information from the audio signal that exceeds... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100204811 - Realtime editing and performance of digital audio tracks: A user-friendly system for real time performance and user modification of one or more previously recorded musical compositions facilitates user involvement in the creative process of a new composition that reflects the user's personal style and musical tastes. Such a system may be implemented in a small portable electronic device... Agent: John May & Sonik Architects, Inc. Law Offices Of Kurosh Nasseri, PLLC
20100204814 - Process and apparatus for generating control data for controlling a tool on a machine tool comprising at least 5 axes: A process and an apparatus for generating control data for controlling a tool on a machine tool comprising at least 5 axes for the production of a predetermined finished part having a base body and at least one flank section protruding from the base body, finished part geometry data of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100204815 - Composite stack analysis method: A method is provided for generating a data product that allows for enhanced design, analysis and manufacture of a composite structure comprising a plurality of plies. The method comprises the steps of obtaining geometric ply definitions, inputting the geometric ply definitions into a computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software program to... Agent: NovatechIPLaw
20100204816 - Method, apparatus, media and signals for producing a representation of a mold: A method, apparatus, media and signals for producing a representation of a mold for forming an appliance for a living body is disclosed. The method involves identifying points representing a line corresponding to an intended edge of the appliance on a surface of the mold, the surface being defined by... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.
20100204817 - Posture control method and posture control device: A posture control method controls a posture of a processing unit by measuring a distance between the processing unit and a process surface of a round pipe to be processed by the processing unit, using four distance measuring units. The method controls a posture about a pitch axis based on... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100204818 - Numerical control device: A numerical control device includes a storage unit that stores therein attached tool information; a creating unit that creates, in controlling a processing device by using a processing program, tool-use-information; a comparing unit that compares, before controlling the processing device by using the processing program, the tool-use-information with the attached... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100204819 - Method for producing a vessel from a preform, with feedback depending on the expansion end point of the preform: The invention relates to a method for producing a vessel (2) by blowing in a mould (11) from a preform (3) made of a plastic material, comprising the following steps: placing the preform (3) into the mould; at a predetermined moment, called pre-blowing cue (tP), controlling the opening of an... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100204820 - Apparatus and method for substrate handling: A system for substrate handling proposed, comprising an optical local tilt detector, a plurality of arms each having vertically extended movable along vertical axis fingers to contact the edge of a substrate, wherein at least one of the arms has a linear actuator moveable arm and each of the fingers... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky
20100204823 - Automated bike parking system: System, device and method for providing public, high-density bicycle storage and protection from elements and theft. System includes overhead conveyors from which bicycles are hung in a near side/far side arrangement where handlebars of only every other bicycle are aligned. Bicycles are rolled into a loading station on their back... Agent: Meredith & Keyhani, PLLC
20100204822 - Automatic warehouse: An automatic warehouse comprises: a support structure (2) for supporting trays (50) each provided with at least a container cell (51) exhibiting an opening (52); an operating station (3), which is provided with an access opening (4) and is predisposed for receiving at least a tray (50) such that an... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100204821 - Substrate treatment apparatus: The invention controls a carrier moving and mounting device such that at normal time, the device moves and mounts carriers in sequence to a delivery mounting units according to a carry-in order, and when a priority carrier is carried into the carry-in mounting unit and if all of the delivery... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100204824 - Methods, systems, and devices for manipulating cutting elements for earth-boring drill bits and tools: Methods include one or more of robotically positioning a cutting element on an earth-boring tool, using a power-driven device to move a cutting element on an earth-boring tool, and robotically applying a bonding material for attaching a cutting element to an earth-boring tool. Robotic systems are used to robotically position... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.
20100204825 - Rock analysis apparatus and method: The invention provides a method and apparatus for the analysis of rocks and rock fragments. A method for the analysis of a rock fragment including: feeding the rock fragment to a microwave irradiation zone of microwave energy generated by a microwave source; gauging energy absorbed by the rock fragment; and... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100204826 - Transfer apparatus: A transfer system includes: a first shelf blocking an original transfer path from a transfer position at which the transporting vehicle transfers the transported object to the port and which transfers the transported object with the transporting vehicle; a second shelf that puts the transported object; a displacing device which... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100204827 - Linear machine for processing portable objects and method for processing portable objects: A method for processing portable objects and a machine for processing portable objects including a device (1) for transferring portable objects (C), incorporating an integrated circuit and processing means consisting of at least two processing lifts (2, 2′) separated by a space of a size of a portable object (C),... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20100204829 - Method for controlling a plurality of axes in an industrial robot system and an industrial robot system: An industrial robot system including a workcell including a load area and a process area. A detector detects when a human enters the load area. A manipulator is located in the workcell. At least one positioner is adapted to hold a workpiece and to change the orientation of the workpiece... Agent: Venable LLP
20100204828 - Movement path generation device for robot: A movement path generating device for a robot is provided which can generate a movement path of a jointed robot satisfying a constraint condition and accomplishing optimization of various estimation conditions. The movement path generating device for a robot generating a movement path of a jointed robot with a dynamic... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100204830 - Self-cleaning adhesive structure and methods: A method and apparatus for transporting an object from one workstation to another, or for manipulating an object within a workstation, where the object or workstations may be contaminated with unwanted dirt or dust particles, are disclosed. The object is gripped at one work station with a movable transfer arm... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
20100204831 - Process for monitoring and regulation of an industrial unit that employs a closed-loop identification phase for the operating parameters of said unit: This invention describes a new process for monitoring and regulation of an industrial unit that comprises a closed-loop identification phase for the parameters of a model of said industrial unit, implemented in a multi-variable, predictive linear monitor, whereby said identification phase is implemented in a closed loop, which makes it... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20100204833 - Automated transport control system: Each load-carrier of a system is always controlled by one of a series of MCUs (monitoring and control units) that are assigned to contiguous regions along guideways. Each carrier is slowed down to maintain a safe distance behind a carrier ahead, or to avoid collision with another carrier when approaching... Agent: Van Metre Lund Apt., 410
20100204832 - Control apparatus for taking out ice of refrigerator and method thereof: The present invention relates to a control apparatus for taking out ice of a refrigerator and a method thereof. The present invention includes an input unit for inputting the amount of ice to be taken out; and a taking-out unit for taking out the ice corresponding to the amount inputted... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100204835 - Device and method to dehumidify and to pressurize spaces to pressure below atmospheric pressure: The invention relates to a method and a device in order to protect spaces against moisture damage, based on adaptively controlled ventilation so that the ventilation is maximized when the vapour content of the supply air is lower than in the space. Simultaneously, surrounding building spaces are protected from harmful... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20100204834 - Lifestyle activity choice comfort settings: A thermostat includes a present lifestyle activity comfort level corresponding to each of at least three thermostat user interface buttons. The thermostat user interface buttons can be preset using a “radio preset” style of setting. A method of selecting a comfort level includes the step of presetting user operable buttons... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP
20100204836 - Multi-zone controller for pumps: The present invention relates to a multi-zone controller that may be attached to and control one or more pumps. The combination of multi-zone controller with a single zone pump enables that pump to provide water cooling for multiple applications either independently or simultaneously. For example, the multi-zone controller and single... Agent: Tucker Law Offices
20100204837 - Climate control system for the rooms of buildings: Climate control system for the rooms of buildings, where the air is treated by cooling, wherein a cooling tank (2) is in the upper part of the room to be cooled and is connected to water consumers (6).... Agent: Jerome D. Jackson (jackson Patent Law Office)
20100204838 - Energy efficient air conditioning system and method utilizing variable capacity compressor and sensible heat ratio load matching: An air conditioning system that may incorporate a controller, a variable capacity compressor responsive to the controller, an evaporator in communication with an input of the compressor, and at least one cooling component for generating an airflow over the evaporator to generate a cooling airflow using the evaporator, the cooling... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100204839 - Method and apparatus for the monitoring of water usage with pattern recognition: A method for monitoring water usage in a home or business through the use of pattern recognition. Wherein the system monitors water flow through a valve and monitors usage over a period of time to determine normal usage. Once a normal pattern of usage is determined the system monitors pattern... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Dept. 18g
20100204841 - Methods and apparatus for providing led-based spotlight illumination in stage lighting applications: Methods and apparatus for providing theatrical illumination. In one example, a modular lighting fixture (300) has an essentially cylindrically-shaped housing (320) including first openings (325) for providing an air path through the lighting fixture. An LED-based lighting assembly (350) is disposed in the housing and comprises an LED module (360)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100204840 - Modified fuzzy control for chiller electronic expansion valve: Methods and systems are described for controlling an expansion valve in large chiller refrigerant loops that employ a modified fuzzy logic control system that modulates an electric expansion valve for controlling cooling capacity.... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C. (utc)
20100204842 - Central monitor and control device for high-concentration photovoltaic system: A high-concentration photovoltaic system is provided with a central monitor and control system. The central monitor and control system includes a computing unit, a main data base server, a database/web server, three multi-port serial servers, a plurality of switches and a plurality of communication interfaces. With the central monitor and... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC
20100204843 - Distribution controller: A distribution controller is disclosed for controlling a distribution of electrical power in an assigned power distribution region. The controller is adapted to be communicatively connected to process or secondary devices (IEDs, RTUs) which in turn interact with primary devices of the assigned region. The controller includes a processing module... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100204845 - Demand control system, demand controller, demand program, and demand controlling method: A demand control system 1 according to the present invention includes a CPU 41 and a power database 45. The power database 45 stores actual data in a state where the actual data are classified according to environmental conditions, the actual data being based on a consumption integration value of... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20100204844 - Local power tracking for dynamic power management in weather-sensitive power systems: A power source affected by a geographically propagating condition (e.g. a weather-related condition) is monitored to detect changes in its power output. Characteristics of the monitored changes are analyzed to detect whether the changes are being caused by a geographically-propagating condition that could affect other power sources nearby. The information... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100204846 - Protective relay device: Data from a digitizing unit is stored in a time-series data buffer, via a data receiving circuit. The data on which a digital filtering process is performed by a digital filtering processing circuit is stored in time series in a time-series instantaneous-value data storing circuit. A digital computing unit sets... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100204848 - Aircraft electrical power system: An aircraft electric power supply system (10) for supplying electric power to onboard electric devices (20) during flight. To reduce the devices' power draw, the electric power is supplied via modulation at an increment-percentage that is determined by present conditions. An optimum portfolio can be established for the electrical devices... Agent: MurphyIPLLC
20100204847 - Wireless infrastructure mesh network system using a lighting node: A wireless infrastructure network system (100) includes one or more first wireless transceivers (107) for communicating data through the wireless mesh network such that the first wireless transceivers (107) act solely to transmit and receive data. The mesh network system further includes one or more second wireless transceivers (101) for... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP
20100204849 - Electrical appliance energy consumption control: An electrical appliance configured to receive power and a power consumption signal from an electrical power distribution system comprises an energy storage device and a controller. The energy storage device includes a heat storage medium and a heater. The heater is configured to heat the heat storage medium at a... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100204851 - Controlling distribution of electrical power: The present disclosure is concerned with controlling distributing of electrical power in a power distribution region. To effectively control the distribution of power in the distribution region, the substation of the region is provided with a distribution controller or Intelligent Substation Control System (ISCS). The distribution controller is connected to... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100204850 - Distributor power line communication system: Distributor power line communication system comprising a communication server (1) sending and receiving messages over a telecommunication network (2), a power distribution substation (3) to which a power distribution network (4) towards end users (5) is connected, at least one gateway (6; 18) transferring messages from the telecommunication network (2)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC08/05/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list
20100198363 - Distributed control system: There is provided a distributed control system including a plurality of field controllers which are connected through a control network. Each of the field controllers includes: a control clock that defines a control timing of the field controller; and an adjustment unit that adjusts a control time of the control... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100198364 - Configurable multivariable control system: A method for controlling an industrial process, such as a paper machine, is devised to handle multiple manipulated and controlled variables of the process. The method includes making available for selection a plurality of different multivariable sub-control systems for controlling the process. A user interface table is generated and displayed... Agent: Abb Inc. Legal Department-4u6
20100198366 - Control device and control system: A control device includes a communication unit which has a switch function of switching the control device into an energy saving mode, the communication unit communicating with an upper terminal via a first network; and a mode control unit which controls switching the communication unit into the power saving mode,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100198365 - Safety photoelectric switch: A photoelectric switch reduces a cost load of a user while ensuring its protection function inherent to safety equipment without impairing its safety function, and an optical scanning type photoelectric switch is provided with a muting function settable by the user, which is a function of temporarily invalidating sensing of... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.
20100198367 - Control of building systems based on the location and movement of a vehicle tracking device: A control for a system in a building. The control includes a tracking device, a controller, and a programmer. The tracking device is configured to travel with a vehicle and to determine where the tracking device is located. The controller is configured to be located in the building, to communicate... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20100198368 - Methods and systems to schedule gains in process control loops: Methods and planning systems used to schedule gain matrices for process control loops and determine optimal values for manipulated variables according to a minimum cost function. A cost function is calculated for each of a predetermined number of plans as a sum of partial cost functions calculated over a predetermined... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.
20100198369 - Method and system for monitoring and controllng a multi-variable process throughout a plurality of distinct phases of the process: A control of a multi-variable process throughout a plurality of successive, distinct operational phases of the process involves accumulation of sets of values of the process and quality variables (a-j) from previous multiple operations of the process through all its phases, as respective datasets of a historical record. Each dataset... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20100198370 - Asymmetrical control system and method for energy savings in buildings: A method for controlling a controlled variable of a building zone to minimize an error between the controlled variable and a setpoint includes receiving an input at a first interface regarding the controlled variable from a sensor provided in the building. The method further includes using a processing circuit to... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100198371 - Control device: A control device includes an iterative learning control circuit that includes first and second learning filters to which a synchronization error is input and is configured to feed forward a control input to a first control target based on an output of the first learning filter and to feed forward... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100198372 - System and method for generating control logic: A computer implemented method and system will generate the control logic for a control system application based on the process data input into the system in a series of easy to understand forms and steps.... Agent: Strasburger & Price, LLP Attn:IPSection
20100198373 - Magnetic resonance system and method for control thereof: A method to control a magnetic resonance system includes at least one protocol step for measurement data acquisition with the magnetic resonance system, and at least one operator interaction step which allows an operator to enter information that affects at least one subsequent step in the control of the magnetic... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100198374 - Method and system for controlling ergonomic settings at a worksite: An ergonomic control system is disclosed for monitoring and/or controlling ergonomic settings of one or more adjustable furniture units at a user's worksite. The furniture units may include, e.g., a table, a chair, a worksite lighting mechanism, a thermostat, computer monitor, and computer keyboard, and a phone. The control system... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20100198377 - Audio dynamics processing using a reset: An audio dynamics processor or processing method that uses a reset mechanism or process in order to adapt quickly to content changes in the audio signal. A reset signal may be generated by analyzing the audio signal itself or the reset may be triggered from an external event such as... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Inc.
20100198379 - Audio management in a dual processor environment: In a dual processor mobile device one processor is a radio processor and one processor is an application processor, the mobile device further including a polyphonic audio chip, a method and apparatus for audio control, the method having the steps of: connecting the polyphonic audio chip between the controller and... Agent: Moffat-rim
20100198378 - Audio processing using auditory scene analysis and spectral skewness: A method for controlling the loudness of auditory events in an audio signal. In an embodiment, the method includes weighting the auditory events (an auditory event having a spectrum and a loudness), using skewness in the spectra and controlling loudness of the auditory events, using the weights. Various embodiments of... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Inc.
20100198375 - Audio user interface for displayless electronic device: This invention is directed to an audio menu provided in an electronic device having no display. The electronic device can further include an input interface having only a single sensing element (e.g., a single button) for controlling audio playback of the device and for accessing and controlling the device audio... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100198380 - Methods and apparatus for identifying a digital audio signal: Methods and apparatus for identifying a digital audio signal are described. An example apparatus for identifying a digital audio signal includes an input to receive the digital audio signal, which includes data from a broadcast or a stored digital program signal. The example apparatus also includes a detector to receive... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100198376 - Personal audio device: A system for providing localized audio content from a remote control device. Embodiments of the present invention utilize the proximity of the remote control device to provide audio content directly to a user without disturbing others. The complexity of normal subwoofer setup is eliminated as subwoofer audio channel is wirelessly... Agent: Sony C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP
20100198382 - Method of configuring manufacturing execution systems: In a method of configuring a manufacturing execution system implemented in industrial production systems, data of a first coding type is received from a first hierarchical layer, and data of a second coding type is received from a second hierarchical layer. The method transforms at least one of the data... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100198381 - Systems and methods for producing clip-ons for a primary eyewear: A method for providing data regarding a given primary eyewear to a remote data processing center where the data is processed to yield production instructions for producing a clip-on for the primary eyewear. The production instructions are provided to one or more remote production units. Preferably, the site providing data... Agent: Zvi Feldman
20100198383 - System and method for after-market support using as-built data: A maintenance system for an assembly comprises a storage medium containing an as-built computer-aided design model of the assembly, a displaying means for displaying the as-built computer-aided design model, a metrology device for measuring a location of at least one characteristic of the assembly and creating as-built data regarding the... Agent: NovatechIPLaw
20100198385 - Apparatus and method for supporting creation of assembly data: Techniques to manage position information of parts such that, if discrepancy of the parts occurs, the discrepancy can be detected and corrected while the advantages of using the constraint conditions can be offered. In one embodiment, when an input unit receives information of an icon click, a receiving section receives... Agent: Law Office Of Ido Tuchman (aus)
20100198384 - Automatic estimation of weldgun size using section geometry: A method for estimating a plurality of geometrical parameters defining the size of a weld gun that has particular application for automatically selecting a weld gun for a welding operation. The method includes iteratively estimating a plurality of geometric parameters based on part section curves corresponding to a direction of... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20100198386 - Method of optimizing process recipe of substrate processing system: The present invention is a method of optimizing a process recipe of a substrate processing system including: a substrate processing apparatus that performs a film deposition process of a substrate to be processed according to a process recipe; a data processing unit that executes a calculation for optimizing the process... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20100198387 - Quality control system, quality control apparatus, quality control method and computer readable medium: A quality control method includes: extracting, from a time series distribution of troubles that have occurred in electronic equipments, a first characteristics of states of occurrence of the troubles; specifying one or more parts included in the electronic equipments, the parts being involved with the troubles; extracting, from another time... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20100198389 - Patterned wafer inspection system using a non-vibrating contact potential difference sensor: A method and system for inspecting a surface of a material having a repeating pattern of relative work function. The method and system processes sensor data to identify data characteristic of the repeating pattern, and the sensor data is then further processed to remove the data characteristic of the repeating... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100198388 - Production plant, particularly for suitcases and trunks: A production plant, particularly for suitcases and trunks, such suitcases and trunks comprising at least two half-shells mutually associated so as to form at least one internal containment compartment. The plant comprises: at least one station for loading at least one half-shell; at least one work island which has at... Agent: Modiano & Associati
20100198390 - Automatic bore size control by completely integrating an air gage system into the machine control: A machine controller includes a memory and a processor configured for operating a machine control for automatically controlling apparatus for performing a machining process on a workpiece at least partially as a function of data relating to a parameter of the workpiece, and a gage control for automatically controlling gaging... Agent: Matthews Edwards LLC
20100198392 - Automated pharmacy admixture system (apas): In a preferred embodiment, an automated Pharmacy Admixture System (APAS) may include a manipulator system to transport medical containers such as bags, vials, or syringes in a compounding chamber regulated to a pressure below atmospheric pressure. In a preferred implementation, the manipulator system is configured to grasp and convey syringes,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100198391 - System and method for handling returned goods in an order-picking system: A system and method for storing returned goods (56) of different type of goods in an order-picking system (10), wherein the order-picking system (10) comprises a container warehouse (12) for providing a plurality of storage containers (52, 54), and at least one workstation (14) at which the returned goods (56)... Agent: Kevin J. Mcneely, Esq.
20100198393 - Process and device for automatically feeding containers of the same kind to a column stacker, preferably in a sorter system: A method and a device are provided for automatically supplying packages, that have been sorted by type, to a column stacker, preferably in a sorting system. The device has at least one supply path (2) on which the packages, which have been sorted by type, are automatically supplied to the... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC
20100198395 - Alignment adjusting apparatus, library apparatus, and alignment adjusting method: An alignment adjusting apparatus of a robot to execute conveying operations of putting and taking an object to be conveyed in and out of an accommodating shelf includes at least two reference flags to be installed in the accommodating shelf; a flag measuring unit to measure the reference flags on... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100198394 - Apparatus and method for grouping units: Apparatus for grouping a number of units, such as packaging units, when palleting the units, comprising a feed belt for conveying the units (10) and a grouping belt, which defines a grouping plane, said feed and grouping belts being driven for movement parallel to one another, and a robot, which... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP
20100198396 - Apparatus and method for depositing and/or dispensing at least banknotes having a first denomination and banknotes having a second denomination: The invention relates to an apparatus (8) for depositing and/or dispensing at least banknotes (13) of a first denomination and banknotes (13) of a second denomination having at least one input and/or output unit (22) for the input of the banknotes (13) to be deposited and/or the output of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100198397 - Sorting device with a broad spectrum light source and according method: The invention relates to a system comprising a broadband optical light source and a sorting device and more specifically to laser sorting devices. The object of the present invention is to provide a system comprising a sorting device with a light-source offering all wavelengths for the sorting process. This is... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20100198398 - Medicine dispensing device: A medicine dispensing device capable of appropriately dispensing medicines independent of their form and having a compact structure. The medicine dispensing device has a device body (1) and a medicine conveyance member (3) for conveying, on one by one basis, medicines (D) arranged in rows in the device body (1).... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.
20100198399 - Methods, devices and bank computers for consumers using communicators to wire funds to sellers and vending machines: Methods for consumers to pay at the point of sale by using a personal communicator to wire transfer funds out of their bank account. The communicator is coupled to, and exchanges signals with a reciprocating communicator of the seller, which in turn is coupled to the seller's bank. This way... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100198400 - Method and apparatus for controlling a vending machine: A solution comprising cost-effective methods and techniques for converting a traditional vending machine into a vending machine with a graphical user interface, multimedia advertising and info kiosk capabilities. A key aspect of this invention is the integration of a consumer DVD player in a vending machine, in which the graphical... Agent: Stattler-suh PC
20100198401 - Method, system and apparatus for dispensing drugs: A method, system and apparatus is provided for dispensing drugs quickly, conveniently, securely, and accurately and at relatively less cost than traditional pharmacy-based dispensing systems. A script for a drug prescribed to a user is generated comprising a human readable description of the drug and the user or a machine... Agent: Miller Thompson, LLP
20100198402 - Methods, devices, and systems for non-mechanically restricting and/or programming movement of a tool of a manipulator along a single axis: Methods, devices (such as computer readable media), and systems (such as computer systems) for performing movements of a tool of a medical robot along a single axis that are achieved by electronically limiting the medical robot's movement to produce movement of the tool along the single axis rather than mechanically... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20100198404 - Control device and method for a manipulator: In a method for controlling a manipulator, in particular a robot, a reference path is stored and reference increments are automatically determined while following the path the reference increments are determined based on the dynamics of the manipulator while following the path.... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100198403 - Method for editing movements of a robot: The invention relates to a method of editing movements of a robot (1, 6) on the basis of computer equipment (2) able to communicate with the robot, the method comprising steps in which:—a plurality of reference positions (10) of the robot are generated;—at least one time sequence of positions (9a,... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100198405 - Movement controller for elastic robot structures: The invention relates to a control method for a painting robot, comprising the following steps: (a) a robot path is set using several path points that are to be traversed by a reference point of the robot and are each defined by space coordinates; (b) the space coordinates of the... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100198406 - Electronic pet system and control method of an electronic pet: An electronic pet system includes an electronic pet and a glove. The electronic pet includes a first central processing unit (CPU) and a wireless receiver. The glove includes a plurality of accelerometers, a wireless transmitter, and a second CPU. When the glove is moved, acceleration of the accelerometers will be... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100198407 - Air demand feedback control systems and methods for sulfur recovery units: A Claus plant with multiple parallel thermal stages that provide a combined effluent to downstream catalytic stages includes a controller that allows independent and individual control for each of the thermal stages as a function of measured chemical composition of the thermal stage effluents and catalytic stage effluent.... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20100198408 - In-line loss-on-ignition measurement system and method: An in-line loss-on-ignition measurement system featuring an extractor configured to collect fuel or a combustion by-product from a hydrocarbon fuel burning plant, an on-site analyzer configured to receive the collected matter and determine loss-on-ignition data for the plant, a transfer mechanism configured to transfer the collected matter from the extractor... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman
20100198412 - Adaptive vehicle energy harvesting: A vehicle energy harvester and method of harvesting vehicle energy is provided. The vehicle energy harvester includes a first unit that accepts as an input a measure of mass, speed or velocity of a vehicle, a second unit that accepts or computes a rate of acceleration or deceleration of the... Agent: DreschIPLaw, PLLC
20100198413 - Method for controlling a coffee machine: The method for controlling a coffee machine grinder comprises one step of measuring the actual value of a physical quantity relating to the percolation process and one step of modifying the ground coffee grain size at least for the next percolation so that a possible detected deviation between the actual... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20100198410 - Method of controlling oven: A method of controlling an oven is provided. The oven includes a first heater, a second heater having a lower output than the first heater, at least one third heater, and at least one fan blowing a heat of the third heater to a cavity. The first heater operates for... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100198409 - Sequencing of variable speed compressors in a chilled liquid cooling system for improved energy efficiency: An improved method for sequencing variable speed centrifugal compressors on and off line to ensure optimal operating efficiency in a liquid cooling system under all operating circumstances is described. The present disclosure teaches modifying equipment sequencing decisions (to add or shed a unit), based in part on the position of... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20100198411 - Ventilation system: A method for controlling a fan and a light. A ventilation time period length is established. During a predetermined period of time: (i) the light is operated in response to a user placing a controller in a first state; (ii) the fan is operated during a first period of time... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100198414 - Systems and methods for controlling interior climates: Structural wall panels and methods and systems for controlling the interior temperature of a building are provided. The structural wall panels advantageously include a fluid conduit disposed within an interior concrete layer of the structural wall panel where the conduit is adapted to convey a thermal transfer fluid through the... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20100198415 - Air-conditioning apparatus: An air-conditioning apparatus includes first and second outdoor units having first and second outdoor heat exchangers and first and second heat source-side degree of subcooling adjustment devices configured to adjust first and second degrees of subcooling in outlet sides of the first and second outdoor heat exchangers, respectively. First and... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100198417 - Control system methods for networked water heaters: Disclosed is a control system for controlling a plurality of fluidly and operably connected water heaters to meet a hot water demand such that overall efficiency is maximized and usage disparity between water heaters is minimized. There is further disclosed a method for detecting a small system demand in said... Agent: Law Office Of Tracy P. Jong
20100198416 - Refrigeration system: A degree-of-superheat control unit (44) is configured to adjust the degree of opening of an indoor expansion valve (26) based on a control gain for determining an opening-degree adjustment amount of the indoor expansion valve (26), and includes a control-gain determination unit (41) configured to increase a control gain g... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100198418 - Irrigation controller with removable station modules: An irrigation controller includes a housing for enclosing a microprocessor that stores and executes at least one watering program. The microprocessor has a parallel output bus with a plurality of pin sets for controlling a plurality of irrigation stations. The connection between the controller and the irrigation stations is through... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc
20100198419 - Gas turbine operation control device and operation control method: Provided is a gas turbine operation control device and operation control method that are capable of suppressing turbine inlet temperature and of satisfying the demand response for shaft output. An IGV emergency fully-open flag is activated when the output of a generator is in a high load band at or... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100198420 - Dynamic management of power production in a power system subject to weather-related factors: Tracking movement of clouds is used to predict the effects of cloud cover on irradiation of a solar-powered distributed power generation system. The predictions enable a solar power plant to maintain the changes in its total power output within operating requirements with less or no dependence on energy storage, back... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100198422 - Integrated voltage and var optimization process for a distribution system: The method determines the optimal settings for the controllable taps ut of voltage regulating transformers and the capacitor bank switches uc in a distribution network. Var optimization is calculated with the controllable tap settings ut fixed at an initial value, or the best value found so far, to output an... Agent: Abb Inc. Legal Department-4u6
20100198421 - Methods and apparatus for design and control of multi-port power electronic interface for renewable energy sources: Methods and systems for energy management are disclosed. An example system includes a first port connected to an energy storage device for bidirectional flow of energy, a second port connected to an energy source device for unidirectional flow of energy, a third port connected to a utility grid for bidirectional... Agent: Chowdhury & Georgakis, P.c
20100198423 - Optimisation of use or provision of a resource or service: A method and apparatus is provided in which the use or provision of a resource or service can be optimised based on data indicative of the benefits of using or providing the resource or service at one or more future times. The service could be the provision of electricity to... Agent: Alix Yale & Ristas LLP
20100198424 - Method for reconfigurably connecting photovoltaic panels in a photovoltaic array: A method for controlling output from a photovoltaic array comprises changing electrical connections between photovoltaic panels in the array in response to changes in parameters related to a selected power transfer objective. Examples of power transfer objectives include matching array impedance to changes in electrical load impedance, outputting power at... Agent: Gregory Smith & Associates
20100198425 - Programmable thermostat: A programmable thermostat is disclosed having a continuously movable indexing mechanism, such as a rotatable wheel, that allows a user to scroll or cycle through sequential time intervals ranging over a complete week to view currently programmed time intervals and to select periods of time during the week that the... Agent: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
20100198426 - Partition, control device and method, program, and recording medium: A partition, a control device and method, a program, and a recording medium that can enhance the acoustic effect. Partitions are set in a room beforehand. The partitions are movable along a guide provided in a ceiling. In the room, furniture and a speaker are set. When sound from the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.Previous industry: Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor
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