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20100298955 - System and method for storing data from an industrial controller: A system for storing data from an industrial control system having an industrial controller including a communication module and first memory containing data for controlling an industrial process is provided. The system comprises a computer separate from the industrial controller and having a second memory and an application for automatically... Agent: Susan M. Donahue Rockwell Automation, Inc./fy
20100298956 - Safety system for equipment: Apparatus (10) for promoting safe handling of equipment (12) comprises a display (14) for displaying a safety check relating to a prospective user's competency to use the equipment (12). A user manipulatable arrangement (20) enables the prospective user to enter data in response to the check. A controller (16) connected... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100298957 - Multi-function sensor for home automation: A multi-function sensor for a home automation system includes a plurality of sensors and a network interface configured to transmit data over a mesh radio network responsive to a value read from at least one of the plurality of sensors.... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP
20100298958 - Baseball event outcome prediction method and apparatus: A computer-implemented method of predicting outcomes of hypothetical events which can occur during a game of baseball, includes: accumulating and storing in a computer memory a statistical database of the cumulative effects of latency and engrams specific to an individual batter having individual batter capabilities and an individual pitcher having... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20100298960 - Method and apparatus for generating audio, and method and apparatus for reproducing audio: An audio generating method, an audio generating apparatus, an audio reproducing method, and an audio reproducing apparatus are provided. The audio generating method includes generating description information which comprises at least one scene effect containing an audio effect to collectively apply to all of audio objects; and generating an audio... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100298959 - Speech reproducing method, speech reproducing device, and computer program: This invention concerns a voice reproducing apparatus enabling itself to reproduce voice information in units of a vocal chunk while extracting the boundary position of vocal chunks. The apparatus comprises a vocal chunk extraction block (802) for storing address identification information representing the boundary addresses while extracting the boundary address... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100298962 - Information processing apparatus, manufacturing apparatus, and device manufacturing method: An apparatus for updating control information of a manufacturing apparatus comprises: a storage configured to store consistency information indicating a consistency between a configuration of a manufacturing apparatus and control information and result information indicating a result of installing of control information in the manufacturing apparatus in association with each... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20100298961 - Method for simulating numerically controlled milling using adaptively sampled distance fields: Provided is a method performed on a processor for simulating the milling of an object by moving a shape along a path intersecting the object. A composite adaptively sampled distance field (ADF) is generated to represent the object, where the composite ADF includes a set of cells. Each cell in... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
20100298964 - Apparatus and method for non-contact sensing of transparent articles: A laser-based displacement detector is used to detect cosmetic coatings applied to one surface of the transparent article and thereby determine which side is uppermost when loaded into the laser processing system. In particular, articles that are transparent to visible light and are particularly difficult to orient properly in laser... Agent: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
20100298963 - Device and method for tracking the movement of a tool of a handling unit: The directional radiators (5) have actuators for aligning the directional beam (6) at adjustable angles with reference to a fixed spatial plane, and angle sensors for determining the current directional beam angle with reference to the spatial plane, the angle sensors being connected to the signal evaluation unit (4). Directional... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.
20100298965 - Led array: Methods for fabricating light-emitting diode (LED) array structures comprising multiple vertical LED stacks coupled to a single metal substrate is provided. The LED array structure may comprise two, three, four, or more LED stacks arranged in any configuration. Each of the LED stacks may have an individual external connection to... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100298966 - Substrate processing system, substrate detecting apparatus, and substrate detecting method: A substrate processing system 1 comprises a first detecting part 40 configured to detect unprocessed wafers W, and a second detecting part 50 configured to detect processed wafers W. The first detecting part 40 is configured to detect whether the unprocessed wafers W are respectively accommodated in respective accommodating portions... Agent: Burr & Brown
20100298967 - Method for reconstructing a distance field of a swept volume at a sample point: A method performed on a processor reconstructs a distance field of an object at a sample point, where the object is a swept volume generated by moving a shape along a path. The shape is represented by a shape distance field. The path is represented by a parametric function. Distance... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
20100298971 - Method and apparatus for feeding sheets of media from a media stack in an image production device: A method and apparatus for feeding sheets of media from a media stack in an image production device is disclosed. The method may include fluffing a stack of media with a predetermined amount of air flow, sensing a number of fluffed media sheets in the media stack, determining if the... Agent: Prass LLP
20100298969 - Method of operating a shiplift: A platform includes main transverse beams (“MTBs”), each supported by at least one hoist. It is determined whether a load on any MTB is different from the load on any other MTB by more than a predetermined amount. An MTB which has a load different from the load on any... Agent: Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C
20100298970 - Method of operating a shiplift: A platform includes main transverse beams (“MTBs”), each supported by at least one hoist. It is determined whether a load on any MTB is different from the load on any other MTB by more than a predetermined amount. An MTB which has a load different from the load on any... Agent: Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C
20100298968 - Quay crane hatch cover safety system: A safety device and a processor are disclosed for a quay crane, both are configured to avert the hatch cover being lifted from a ship as a container on the hatch is lifted. A computer readable memory and server are disclosed that may provide the processor with a program system... Agent: Gregory Smith & Associates
20100298972 - Apparatus and method for processing sheets: A method and apparatus are provided for processing sets of sheets. The apparatus includes a frame, a hopper for moving a stack of sheets, a pre-singulator for separating a portion of a sheet from the stack, a sheet peeler for peeling part of a pre-singulated sheet from the stack, a... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman
20100298973 - Automated box opening apparatus: An apparatus includes a conveyor, a programmable motion device, and a controller. The conveyor preferably includes actuatable rollers, and the programmable motion device is preferably a robotic arm. The controller operates the conveyor, a stopping rail, and a positioning rail to move and position a box in a cutting position... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.
20100298974 - Robot and conveying system: A robot includes an arm member, a rotary actuator that swings the arm member, a hand member provided at an end of the arm member, a joint member that connects the arm member and the hand member to each other such that the arm member and the hand member are... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100298975 - System and method for automating and verifying medication compliance: A computer-based system for monitoring medication compliance. The system can include one or more processors configured to process and manage data. Additionally, the system can also include one or more one or more medication packagings comprising a machine-readable medium. Notably, the machine-readable medium can comprise medication information among other types... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP
20100298976 - Robot control system, robot, program, and information storage medium: A robot control system includes a user information acquisition section (12) that acquires user information that is obtained based on sensor information from at least one of a behavior sensor that measures a behavior of a user, a condition sensor that measures a condition of the user, and an environment... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100298978 - Manipulator with camera: Provided is a manipulator with at least one camera capable of observing an end effector from a direction suitable for work. A rotating portion rotatable coaxially with the end effector is provided to a link adjacent to a link located at a manipulator tip end. At least one camera for... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100298977 - Mobile robot and path planning method thereof for manipulating target objects: A mobile robot and a path planning method are provided for the mobile robot to manipulate the target objects in a space, wherein the space consists of a periphery area and a central area. With the present method, an initial position is defined and the mobile robot is controlled to... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100298979 - Cure time adjustment for a rubber article: A method for curing a rubber article including maintaining a measured curing temperature between a high temperature limit (TH) and a low temperature limit (TL). The TH TL are derived from high and low temperature curing curves respectively. Other steps may include obtaining a curing target A1 or A2, wherein... Agent: Michelin North America, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20100298990 - Apparatus and method for controlling an open amount of a plurality of air transfer grilles: An apparatus for controlling an open amount of a plurality of air transfer grilles which are installed in a room, includes a determining unit for determining first target amounts of blowing to each of the racks, for determining second target amounts of blowing from each of the air transfer grilles... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20100298987 - Constant air volume hvac system with a dehumidification function and discharge air temperature control, an hvac controller therefor and a method of operation thereof: An HVAC controller, a method of operating a constant air volume (CAV) HVAC unit and a CAV HVAC system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the HVAC controller includes: (1) an interface configured to receive both a latent cooling demand and a sensible cooling demand and (2) a processor configured... Agent: Hitt Gaines P.C.
20100298985 - Customer equipment profile system for hvac controls: Disclosed herein is a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit and controller with memory provisions for storing, receiving, and transmitting customer equipment profiles. The controller may include a plurality of profiles that allows a selection thereof for restoration. A method for configuring HVAC equipment, including a customer profile database... Agent: Hitt Gaines P.C.
20100298980 - Failsafe hvac control upgrades: A system and method is presented for providing failsafe control in a control system used for receiving and controlling various object or medium properties in a heating, ventilating or air conditioning system. The control system comprises an HVAC controller, configured to receive failsafe data indicative of a safety related property... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building
20100298981 - Heating, ventilation and air conditioning system controller having a multifunctional indoor air quality sensor and method of controlling the system based on input from the sensor: An HVAC controller and a method of controlling an HVAC system. In one embodiment, the controller includes: (1) a processor couplable to at least one indoor air quality sensor to receive values therefrom representing at least three levels of indoor air quality and (2) memory coupled to the processor and... Agent: Hitt Gaines P.C.
20100298989 - Hvac system with automated blower capacity dehumidification, a hvac controller therefor and a method of operation thereof: An HVAC controller, a method of operating a HVAC unit and a HVAC system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the HVAC controller includes: (1) an interface configured to receive both a latent cooling demand and a sensible cooling demand and (2) a processor configured to direct both a dehumidification... Agent: Hitt Gaines P.C.
20100298986 - Hvac system, a method for determining a location of an hvac unit with respect to a site and an hvac controller: An HVAC controller, a method determining a location of a HVAC unit with respect to a site where the HVAC unit is installed and a HVAC system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the HVAC controller includes: (1) an interface configured to receive location data indicating a position of said... Agent: Hitt Gaines P.C.
20100298982 - Outdoor fan and indoor blower controller for heating, ventilation and air conditioning system and method of operation thereof: An HVAC controller, a method of operating an HVAC controller and an HVAC system employing the controller or the method. In one embodiment, the HVAC controller includes: (1) a processor couplable to at least two refrigerant pressure sensors via separate data paths to receive input signals therefrom and further couplable... Agent: Hitt Gaines P.C.
20100298988 - Staggered start-up hvac system, a method for starting an hvac unit and an hvac controller configured for the same: An HVAC controller, a method of starting a HVAC unit and a HVAC system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the HVAC controller includes: (1) an interface configured to receive a delay originating signal and (2) a processor configured to automatically generate an offset delay value for the HVAC unit... Agent: Hitt Gaines P.C.
20100298991 - System and method for controlling a wind farm: System and method for controlling a wind farm, for wind farms comprising a plurality of wind turbines having a rotor, a generator, a control unit and means for connecting to the mains of the wind farm, said wind turbines having means for generating reactive power according to the instructions of... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100298984 - Usb hvac service verification: An HVAC system includes an enclosure for containing components of the HVAC system. Associated with the enclosure is an HVAC system control unit including a microcontroller for controlling an operation of the HVAC system. The HVAC system control unit further includes a memory associated with the microcontroller and configured to... Agent: Hitt Gaines P.C.
20100298983 - Variable speed motor control method and apparatus: An HVAC unit includes an HVAC motor and a system controller. The HVAC motor is coupled to a motor controller. The motor controller is configured to receive a command signal bearing a digitally encoded operating level of the HVAC motor. The system controller is coupled to the motor controller, and... Agent: Hitt Gaines P.C.
20100298992 - System for controlling the heating and housing units in a building: The present invention is a system for controlling the heating of a plurality of individual housing units in a building. The system includes at least one heating unit contained in each individual housing unit for heating said individual housing unit and a control unit coupled to each of the heating... Agent: Elias Borges
20100298993 - Airflow managing system, a method of monitoring the airflow in an hvac system and a hvac system: An airflow managing system for monitoring airflow of a HVAC system, a HVAC system and a method of monitoring the airflow in a HVAC system is provided. In one embodiment, the airflow managing system includes: (1) an air pressure sensor configured to obtain an air pressure measurement directly from a... Agent: Hitt Gaines P.C.
20100298994 - System and method for controlling a material application system: An engine speed sensor determines engine speed data of an internal combustion engine for moving a material distribution vehicle. A ground speed sensor measures a ground speed of the material distribution vehicle. A data processor for controlling a dispensation system to distribute an agricultural input or material at a rate... Agent: Deere & Company
20100298995 - Method and system for controlling operation of a wind turbine: Methods and systems for controlling operation of a wind turbine. The method may comprise determining an alarm level for at least one component of the wind turbine. In the case that an alarm level for at least one component exceeds a predefined level, the method comprises estimating an expected remaining... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100298997 - Air conditioning control apparatus and air conditioning control method: An air conditioning control apparatus for controlling an air conditioner in a room which accommodates a computer, includes obtaining repetitively a detected value of a total power consumption of the computer and the air conditioner and a detected value of a air temperature at the air inlet, storing the obtained... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20100298996 - Method for operating a power station: A method for operating a power station and a process control technique for a power station is provided. The method includes determining at least one desired operating parameter for a future moment in time when the power station is running. An artificial neuronal network integrated into the process control technique... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100298998 - Dynamic specification of power supply sources: A method, a system and a computer program product for specifying the source of power and provider of carbon offsets for an electrical device or service. A power supply specification (PSS) utility enables a user or program to specify a preferred blend of power sources and preferred carbon offset provider... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20100298999 - Energy saving control for a field device: A control for a field device comprises a monitoring unit that is separate from a control unit for controlling the field device which monitoring unit, when the control unit is in a sleep mode, waits for an activation signal in order to switch the control unit to the operating mode.... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP11/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100292808 - Method for reducing quiescent power draw and machine using same: A machine includes a master electronic control module and at least one secondary electronic control module. A method of operating the machine includes steps of determining whether preconditions are satisfied for changing the master electronic control module from an operating state to a low power state, and determining whether preconditions... Agent: Caterpillar C/o Liell, Mcneil & Harper Intellectual Property Department
20100292809 - Target object processing system and method of controlling the same: A processing system for performing a predetermined process on a target object includes one or more processing apparatuses that process the target object and a controller that controls the processing apparatuses. Here, the controller performs a control to select any one of a shutdown state in which a multiple number... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100292811 - Method for determining adapted measuring values and/or model parameters for controlling the air flow path of internal combustion engines: In a method for determining adapted measuring values and/or model parameters for controlling the air flow path of internal combustion engines, at least two measuring values and/or model parameters are simultaneously adapted, at least one total error variable which describes an inconsistency of the measuring values and model parameters being... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100292810 - Method for orchestrating services of a service-oriented automation system and orchestration machine: A method for orchestrating services of a service-oriented automation system (SOAS), system components (SMC, LCC) offering services (S, WS) that represent the functionality thereof and requesting services (S) of other system components (SMC, LCC), the behavior of the automation system (SOAS) being controlled by the orchestration of the services (S)... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20100292812 - Methods and apparatus for automated predictive design space estimation: Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for automated predictive design space estimation. A design space of input factors and output responses is estimated for a physical process. Data is received for one or more input factors for a physical process, one or more output responses for... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20100292813 - Method and apparatus for tuning a pid controller: In tuning a PID controller for a process in a feedback control system, a method is provided for bringing the system into symmetric self-excited oscillations for measuring the frequency and the amplitude of the oscillations, and tuning the controller in dependence on the measurements obtained. A control algorithm (modified relay... Agent: Igor Boiko
20100292814 - Cnc machine control apparatus: A computer numerical control (CNC) machine includes a case, a communication plug, a first switch, a number of second switches, and a control circuit. The control circuit includes a first switch control unit to receive a first switch signal from the first switch, a second switch control unit to receive... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100292815 - Control system and control method for intelligent solar street lamp: An intelligent control system and control method for solar street lamps includes at least a single pole system and a manager with wireless communication interfaces respectively. The single pole system includes a controller, an LED lamp, a solar panel and a storage battery. The controller monitors the operating data logging... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20100292819 - Apparatus and method for generating post-burial audio communications in association with burial casket: An apparatus and method for generating post-burial audio communications from surviving family members, friends, and loved ones by adapting a burial casket or other container of remains of the departed with an electronic audio communication system that automatically generates post-burial communications within or in proximity to the casket. The burial... Agent: Malin Haley Dimaggio Bowen & Lhota, P.A.
20100292817 - Audio recording method: Method of playing an audio file wherein upon interruption of the playing by user interaction, the playing of a predefined part of this audio file preceding the position in the audio file where the playing is interrupted, is resumed. When restarting the recording, it is resumed from the interrupt position.... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20100292821 - Audio streaming system and method for performing distributed audio processing within the system: A system and method for performing distributed audio processing within the system uses streamed audio playing satellite units of the system to perform audio processing tasks, which are assigned to the appropriate streamed audio playing satellite units by an audio streaming base unit of the system.... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing
20100292816 - Processing simulcast data: A mobile device receives a radio simulcast of streaming data and content. The mobile device extracts metadata from the radio simulcast. The mobile device identifies a communication channel to a content provider by comparing components of the metadata with reference data. The mobile device presents a user interface for connecting... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100292820 - Stream reproduction device and stream supply device: A stream playback device for playing back an audio stream including audio frames which are each made up of base data and extension data is provided. The stream playback device includes a decoder and an interface unit operable to receive the audio stream supplied from a stream supply device. The... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20100292818 - Systems and methods for providing zone functionality in networked media systems: A Zone Control service is disclosed which provides for hierarchically managing a plurality of networked media subsystems. This can provide a layer of abstraction for the collection in the form of a single Renderer zone interface represented by a delegated zone controller. This hierarchy establishes a virtual super-system. Although a... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20100292822 - Method and apparatus for generating control data for controlling a tool on a machine tool: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for generating control data for controlling a predetermined tool on a machine tool for machining a workpiece clamped in the machine tool from a blank to a finished part. Machining geometry model data of a machining geometry of the workpiece at... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100292823 - Method and computer program for the automatic preparation of technological recipes for the heat treatment of metal workpieces in industrial furnaces and device for performing the method and computer program: In order to plan the performance of heat treatment of metal workpieces before the beginning of the heat treatment in the particular industrial furnace and perform it autonomously thereafter, the invention proposes a method and computer program and an apparatus having a computer (1) for the automatic preparation of technological... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman
20100292824 - System and method for implementing a wafer acceptance test (\"wat\") advanced process control (\"apc\") with novel sampling policy and architecture: System and method for implementing wafer acceptance test (“WAT”) advanced process control (“APC”) are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises performing a key process on a sample number of wafers of a lot of wafers; performing a key inline measurement related to the key process to produce metrology data... Agent: David M. O'dell Haynes And Boone, LLP
20100292825 - Process control of an industrial plant: A system (10) for controlling an industrial plant (12) comprises automatic control equipment (14) comprising a plurality of measurement sensors (16) for sensing predetermined variables associated with components of the industrial plant (12). The sensors (16) generate measured data relating to operation of the components of the industrial plant (12).... Agent: Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP Attn:IPDepartment Docket Clerk
20100292826 - Reticle manipulation device: A reticle manipulating device comprising a housing capable of having a controlled environment wherein at least one processing module is connected to the housing and capable of processing a reticle. A transport apparatus is, connected to the housing for transporting the reticle between the at least one module to another... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP
20100292827 - System and method for installing a device: A technique is provided for installing a device in which a part of the device and the location of the part are automatically determined. An installer is notified of the part and its location for installation. Routines implementing some or all of the technique may be provided on a computer-readable... Agent: Ge Healthcare C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC
20100292828 - Batch creation: Apparatus, method, and system for combining a plurality of items into a batch having a set number of items. Number of items are put together onto a production line to form a batch along with non-batch items which are not suitable for inclusion within the batch onto the production line.... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20100292830 - Method of operating a shiplift: A platform includes main transverse beams (“MTBs”), each supported by at least one hoist. It is determined whether a load on any MTB is different from the load on any other MTB by more than a predetermined amount. An MTB which has a load different from the load on any... Agent: Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C
20100292831 - Method of operating a shiplift: A platform includes main transverse beams (“MTBs”), each supported by at least one hoist. It is determined whether a load on any MTB is different from the load on any other MTB by more than a predetermined amount. An MTB which has a load different from the load on any... Agent: Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C
20100292829 - Shift and scan test tube rack apparatus and method: A shift and scan test tube rack apparatus and method comprised of an array of initially aligned racks each comprised of a row of spaced apart receptacles each having a receptacle window through which a barcode on a received barcode labeled test tube is viewable and each rack further comprised... Agent: Audrey A. Millemann Weintraub Genshlea Chediak
20100292832 - Method to audit portable cassettes removeably disposed in a data storage library comprising a pass-through accessor: A method to audit portable cassettes removeably disposed in a data storage library comprising a plurality of storage slots, a plurality of portable cassettes removeably disposed in one or more of said plurality of storage slots, and a pass-through accessor comprising a moveable fixturing apparatus, wherein the pass-through accessor is... Agent: Dale F. Regelman Quarles & Brady, LLP
20100292833 - Method and system for tracking mail items during processing: The present application relates to a system and related method for processing a mailpiece through the steps associated with its manufacture and post processing. The present system and method allow for mailpiece item tracking data collection at each step in the mailpiece manufacturing and processing. The present system and method... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100292834 - Applied to a continuous egg grader machine: The present invention discloses a novel improvement applied to egg grader machines used in poultry farms and the like. Said continuous egg grader machine differs from other egg grader machines because it does not comprise the above-mentioned 90-degree curve existing in the egg circuit, i.e., the continuous egg grader machine... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20100292836 - Cellular automotion digital material: Cellular automotion digital material is useable for rapid prototyping and fabrication of continuous string conformations and two- or three-dimensional shapes through actuation of a string, surface, or volume composed of identical discrete units. Each unit is an actuated joint having a single degree of freedom. The actuated joint includes a... Agent: Norma E Henderson Henderson Patent Law
20100292837 - Robot hand and control system, control method and control program for the same: A robot hand has a pipe which is sufficiently flexible to allow a change in the cross-sectional area thereof according to the pressure of a fluid, thereby permitting a higher degree of freedom of the layouts of the pipe and a master cylinder connected through the pipe. Moreover, considerations are... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100292838 - Machine learning approach for predicting humanoid robot fall: A system and method is disclosed for predicting a fall of a robot having at least two legs. A learned representation, such as a decision list, generated by a supervised learning algorithm is received. This learned representation may have been generated based on trajectories of a simulated robot when various... Agent: Honda/fenwick
20100292839 - Mobile robot system and method of controlling the same: Disclosed herein are a mobile robot system to restrict a traveling region of a robot and to guide the robot to another region, and a method of controlling the same. Only when a remote controller reception module of a beacon senses a signal transmitted from a mobile robot, the sensed... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100292840 - Flexible two-wheeled self-balancing robot system and its motion control method: A flexible two-wheeled self-balancing robot system and its motion control method include a main controller 1, a motion controller 2, an assistant controller 3, two servo drivers 4, sensors, input/output devices, two DC motors 5 and a power supply system; a camera is installed on truck's top board 11, a... Agent: J C Patents
20100292841 - Robot with 3d grasping capability: A robotic harvester has a mobile platform. A programmable multi-axis robot arm is connected to the platform. The robot arm is mounted to a computer controller. A stereovision camera connected to the computer is mounted on the mobile platform. The camera views the area under the mobile platform and identifies... Agent: Robert M. Gamson, Esquire Hodes, Pessin & Katz, P.A.
20100292842 - Robot hand and control system, control method and control program for the same: A system is capable of controlling the movements of a hand so as to ensure a further stable grasp of an object. In a state wherein an object is in contact with a plurality of finger mechanisms and a palm portion by being grasped by the hand, the load to... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100292843 - Robot system: A robot system includes a robot and a robot controller including a drive unit, a memory that stores an arm-occupied region and a movement-forbidden region, a target position calculation unit that outputs a target position of a tool or a workpiece, a movement-forbidden region entry monitoring unit that checks whether... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100292844 - Self-contained portable multi-mode water treatment system and methods: An automated water treatment system and methods for treating raw water to produce potable water are disclosed. The system is a self-contained portable water treatment system having several selectable treatment subsystems and a controller which automatically selects and controls the mode of operation from a transient, normal or backwashing mode,... Agent: Matheson Keys Garsson & Kordzik PLLC
20100292845 - Enhanced azimuth antenna control: An assembly that has a rotator element, a sensor element coupled to the rotator element or assembly, and a controller element provides azimuth antenna control. The rotator element has a worm gear driven slewing ring having a through hole through which a feed line to an antenna may be inserted... Agent: Leveque Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20100292848 - Method for operating a control unit for heat-sensitive actuators: A method for operating a control unit for heat-sensitive actuators includes first disabling the control unit after a thermal loading, which is calculated on the basis of the computing model, of at least one actuator has reached a threshold.... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100292847 - Path planning and collision avoidance for movement of instruments in a radiation therapy environment: A patient positioning system for use with a radiation therapy system that monitors the location of fixed and movable components and pre-plans movement of the movable components so as to inhibit movement if a collision would be indicated. The positioning system can also coordinate movement of multiple movable components for... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100292846 - Refrigerator including ice making device and control method thereof: A refrigerator and a control method thereof, in which an ice making speed is controlled. A selected ice-making operation mode may be determined, and, based on the determination of the selected ice-making operation mode, an internal temperature of the ice making compartment may be controlled to an appropriate temperature. For... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100292849 - Adaptive intelligent circulation control methods and systems: Adaptive intelligent circulation control methods and systems are used to help increase the comfort and/or reduce energy usage and equipment wear. In one illustrative embodiment, the circulation and/or ventilation time is adjusted based on one or more environmental conditions inside or outside the building structure. In another illustrative embodiment, the... Agent: Honeywell/cst Patent Services
20100292851 - Electro-hydraulic auxiliary control with operator-selectable flow setpoint: A work machine (10) comprises an operator interface (30), an auxiliary electro-hydraulic circuit (22 or 322) adapted to operate a hydraulic actuator (16) of an auxiliary tool (12) when the auxiliary tool (12) is attached to the work machine (10), and a controller unit (24) that communicates with the operator... Agent: Deere & Company
20100292850 - Oil pressure controlling apparatus and system comprising same: An oil flow control system has a flow control device and an oil accumulator controller. The flow control device includes a body, a passage extending through the body, and a flow control portion configured for selectively controlling flow through the passage. The oil accumulator controller is coupled to an actuation... Agent: Aikmeng Kuah
20100292853 - Electric power distribution methods and apparatus: A plurality of end-user locations are served by a commercial utility grid. More than one and less than all of the end-user locations are themselves interconnected by a feeder, the feeder not metallically connected to the utility grid. The end-user locations each have a local AC bus that is not... Agent: Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC
20100292852 - Wind mill power flow control with dump load and power converter: A wind mill apparatus for generating electric power to a grid point of an electric network. The apparatus includes a wind rotor, an electric generator operatively connected to the wind rotor, and an electric multiphase ac link operatively connecting the generator to the grid point. The ac link includes a... Agent: Venable LLP
20100292855 - Battery charging control methods, electrical vehicle charging methods, battery charging control apparatus, and electrical vehicles: Battery charging control methods, electrical vehicle charging methods, battery charging control apparatus, and electrical vehicles are described. In one arrangement, battery charging control methods include accessing price information for electrical energy supplied by an electrical power distribution system and controlling an adjustment of an amount of the electrical energy from... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.
20100292854 - Integrating energy budgets for power management: Power consumption of a device (e.g., flash storage driver, hard drive, etc.) connected to a host computer system is managed to promote efficient power usage and improved service. Communication between a host computer system (e.g., an operating system) and a device is enabled so that the host system can ascertain... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100292856 - Method and system for managing a load demand on an electrical grid: A method for managing electrical demand on a power grid in response to electrical supply conditions is described. The method includes determining a first energy demand forecast using stored information, determining a first energy supply forecast based on a known energy production and transmission capacity, and comparing the first energy... Agent: John S. Beulick (17851) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100292857 - Electrical network command and control system and method of operation: A system is provided that allows the aggregation of a plurality of inputs from an electrical grid and the display of the plurality of inputs on a single integrated display for a network operator. The system accepts signals from electrical loads and generation devices and analyzes the inputs to determine... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20100292858 - Systems and methods for use in providing local power line communication: The present embodiments provide systems and methods for implementing and controlling local power line communication (PLC) networks. Some embodiments include a central controller communicationally coupled with a PLC power line, a sensor adaptor coupled between the PLC power line and a consumer product, with the sensor adaptor comprising a current... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20100292860 - Air conditioning management apparatus, air conditioning management method, air conditioning system, program, and recording medium: An energy saving control is timely realized at a low cost in a smaller man-hour to flexibly support a target value of a user which changes by a law and a regulation or with time in the course of preparation. An air conditioning management apparatus has a measured value acquisition... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100292859 - Electric power supply apparatus: A power supply device comprises a capacitance (Ca) consisting of an overhead power line (100) and an electrode (20) extending in the longitudinal direction of the overhead power line (100) via an insulator (30), an inductance (La) connected in parallel with the capacitance (Ca), and an output portion (50) led... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100292861 - Networked power control system: A method for network energy controller that can optimize total system power consumption is provided. The controller (100) collected device loads and report to a common device (270) for optimization. The controller is able to communicate both to other controllers on the same power source or to the internal device... Agent: Leonard Tsai
20100292862 - Circuit configuration for operating a household appliance: A circuit for operating a household appliance includes a controller that controls processes of a household appliance, a switching power supply that supplies current to the controller, a pushbutton that couples the switching power supply to a supply grid, an electronic controller connected parallel to the pushbutton that is actuable... Agent: Bsh Home Appliances Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100292863 - control system and a method of controlling a tcsc in an electrical transmission network, in particular by an approach using sliding modes: A system and method of controlling a TCSC disposed on a high voltage line of an electrical transmission network. The system comprises: (a) a voltage measuring module; (b) a current measuring module; (c) a regulator, working in accordance with a non-linear control law to receive on its input the output... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100292864 - Air conditioner and method of controlling the same: Disclosed are an air conditioner and a method of controlling the air conditioner. The air conditioner includes at least one outdoor unit; at least one indoor unit connected to the outdoor unit to discharge hot or cool air to the inside of a room; and a communication device connected to... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100292865 - Human user interface device with thermal controls: A system, comprises a thermal electric cooler (“TEC”) and a computer input device coupled to the TEC. The TEC is adapted to regulate a temperature of the computer input device via conduction.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration11/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100286797 - Method and system for testing safety automation logic of a manufacturing cell: A method for testing the safety automation logic used in a manufacturing cell includes recording control signals of a safety-related component such as an E-Stop, light curtain, gate lock, or a safety mat using a host machine, and then disconnecting the component from the host machine. The recorded test signals... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20100286798 - Economic calculations in a process control system: A process control system includes economic models disposed in communication with process control modules, as well as with sources of economic data, such as cost, throughput and profit data, and uses the economic models to determine useful economic parameters or information associated with the actual operation of the process plant... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (fisher)
20100286799 - Approach for automatically setting the device instance of a bacnet device: An approach for automatically setting the device instance of a device such as a unitary controller without reliance on a router and/or global controller, or something like a special extension to an associated router and/or global controller. The approach may be implementable entirely by logic in the unitary controller.... Agent: Honeywell/cst Patent Services
20100286802 - Method to operate an imaging system, and imaging system: In an imaging system having a number of subsystems and a control device that controls the subsystems in a coordinated manner to implement a measurement sequence and an operating method therefor, sequence control data that define different functional sub-sequences of the measurement sequence are transmitted to the control device. Different... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100286801 - Mobile terminal: A mobile terminal includes a wireless communication unit for collecting external information or transmitting recommended operation information to a home appliance, and a controller for generating the recommended operation information for the home appliance based on the collected external information. The mobile terminal may provide customized recommended operation information for... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100286800 - Tractor communication/control and select fire perforating switch simulations: Apparatus and methods for controlling and communicating with one or more tools in a downhole tool string including a tractor, an auxiliary tractor tool, a logging tool, a safety sub, a release mechanism, a unit containing sensors for monitoring downhole conditions, a setting tool, and a perforating gun. Control and... Agent: Arnold & Knobloch, L.L.P.
20100286806 - Device and methods for audio data analysis in an audio player: A method of data analysis for an audio player, which involves analyzing at least a portion of audio data; selecting a sound profile based upon the analysis of the audio data; adjusting sound field settings according to the sound profile; and outputting at least a portion of the audio data... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20100286804 - Method and an apparatus for processing a signal: A method of processing a signal is disclosed, which includes receiving a downmix signal, object information and rendering information; obtaining downmix gain flag information indicating whether a downmix gain is included in the object information; and generating downmix processing information using the object information and the rendering information based on... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100286805 - System and method for correcting for lost data in a digital audio signal: In an embodiment, a method of receiving a digital audio signal, using a processor, includes correcting the digital audio signal from lost data. Correcting includes copying frequency domain coefficients of the digital audio signal from a previous frame, adaptively adding random noise coefficients to the copied frequency domain coefficients, and... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.
20100286803 - System and method for dispensing fluid in response to a sensed property: A system for dispensing fluid in response to a sensed property such as an ambient sound comprises a sensor (2) for detecting one or more properties, a processing stage for determining if the one or more sensed properties is/are within a predetermined range and/or above and/or below a predetermined level... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100286808 - Article manufacturing process: A substrate having a surface representative of the geometric shape of the article is first modeled. Then, a plurality of paths for placing tape strips upon the substrate are serially defined. The first path is defined by first starting coordinates and an initial angle such that it follows a natural... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP
20100286807 - System and method of verification of analog circuits: In a particular embodiment, a first digital function module is created that represents a first analog circuit and a second digital function module is created that represents a second analog circuit. A first value representing a first analog signal is transmitted from the first digital function module to the second... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100286809 - Analytical model generating apparatus: An analytical model generating-apparatus including: an input portion which inputs CAD data describing at least a first part and a second part, face-to-face angle threshold data, face-to-face distance threshold data, and leg length data of a welding bead; a CAD data reading-portion; a welding bead retrieving-portion comparing an angle between... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100286810 - Methods and systems for customizing lighting control panels: A design module is a software module that is implemented in a computer system that comprises instructions stored in a machine-readable medium and a processor that executes the instructions. The design module receives inputs from a person to create a custom insert for a lighting control panel. The inputs identify... Agent: King & Spalding, LLP
20100286811 - Residual layer thickness measurement and correction: In nano-imprint lithography it is important to detect thickness non-uniformity of a residual layer formed on a substrate. Such non-uniformity is compensated such that a uniform residual layer may be formed. Compensation is performed by calculating a corrected fluid drop pattern.... Agent: Molecular Imprints
20100286812 - Rotating part position and change finding method and apparatus: An apparatus and a method for finding to find positional relationships and geometrical changes of at least one rotating part attached to or forming part of a machine when said part is in a rotating mode, said changes of the part caused by its state of production and use, to... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20100286813 - Controller for machine tool and five-axis simultaneous control machine tool controlled thereby: The controller comprises an allowable position error setting member 101 setting an allowable position error Δ between a commanded machining position P1 and an actual machining position P2, a velocity control parameter deciding member 103 deciding a velocity control parameter of the pivoting axes of the A-axis and the B-axis... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100286814 - Transport trailer and method: A trailer (10) or container (11) includes a frame (12) having a central axis (14) spaced between rear wheels. A plurality of storage supports (20) are supported on the trailer frame, with each storage support supporting a plurality of objects thereon. A carousel (24) rotates the plurality of storage supports,... Agent: Loren G. Helmreich
20100286815 - Method and apparatus for sorting different kinds of articles: A method and an apparatus sort different kinds of articles, in particular flat mail items, according to a prescribed feature. At least one sequence of articles is formed such that each sequence contains a series of subsequences, all the articles in a subsequence have the same feature value, and the... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100286816 - Pneumatic tube system recovery: A system and method provides for the recovery of carriers stranded within a pneumatic carrier system. Initially, unresolved transaction records generated during the transit of carrier within the system are identified for carrier recovery purposes. System handling information is identified from the transaction record. Based on this information, the system... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20100286817 - Sheet product dispenser: A sheet product dispenser is provided for sheet product from a roller. The sheet product dispenser includes a first roll of sheet product, called a stub roll, a main roll of sheet product, and a dispensing arrangement. A sensor is provided for detecting when sheet product on a stub roll... Agent: Georgia-pacific LLC
20100286819 - Products and processes for communicating information regarding a product dispensed by a vending machine: According to an embodiment, information about a product is communicated to at least one customer of a vending machine. It is determined whether to dispense a product from the vending machine, and the product is dispensed from the vending machine.... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20100286818 - Sheet product dispenser with sensor for sheet separation: A sheet product dispenser is provided. The sheet product dispenser includes a roll of sheet product, a dispensing arrangement, and a method of sensing the separation of a dispensed sheet product. A sensor is provided for detecting the movement of a movable member, such as a tear bar or paper... Agent: Georgia-pacific LLC
20100286820 - Programmed dispensing of consumable compositions: A system for administering a consumable composition may comprise one or more of the following steps: (a) means for dispensing a first dose of a consumable composition according to a programmed dosing schedule; (b) means for detecting at least one aspect of the consumable composition; and (c) means for providing... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100286822 - Apparatus and method for robot control: A robot control method for controlling robot walking includes: generating control information, based on a plurality of postures corresponding to different points of time and at least including a reference posture when a robot is independently standing without falling down, and controlling the robot so that the robot performs a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100286823 - Robot: Provided is a robot capable of appropriately adjusting a position and the like of a main body in view of executing a specified task involving an interaction with a target object. While the position and posture of the main body (10) are being controlled according to a second target path,... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100286821 - Walking pattern generation system for biped walking robot: A walking pattern generation system generates a walking pattern of a biped walking robot. The walking pattern generation system includes a pole-zero controller for converting a target pattern data input to the system into a reference pattern data through a first transfer function, and a walking pattern generation unit for... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20100286824 - System for self-organizing mobile robotic collectives: A system of self-organizing mobile robotic agents (MRAs) in a multi-robotic system (MRS) is disclosed. The MRAs use simulations to organize the behaviors of groups of robots in the MRS. The MRAs use software agents to model the MRS and the environment. By developing simulations of environmental change, the system... Agent: Neal Solomon
20100286825 - Mobile robot and controlling method thereof: Disclosed are a mobile robot and a controlling method thereof. The mobile robot comprises: a case; and a sensor unit having two or more sending portions and two or more receiving portions arranged on an outer surface of the case separately and alternately. The plurality of sending portions and receiving... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100286826 - Control apparatus and control method for robot arm, robot, control program for robot arm, and integrated electronic circuit for controlling robot arm: A control apparatus for a robot arm that is provided with an operation information database in which pieces of information relating to operations of the robot arm are stored; a force detection unit that detects a force of a person; and an operation correction unit that corrects the operation information... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100286827 - Robot with vision-based 3d shape recognition: c
20100286828 - Lip moving device for use in robots: Various embodiments of a lip moving device for use in robots are provided. A lip moving device has first and second lip members. The first and second lip members are made from a flexible material. First and second driving parts apply torques to both ends of the first lip member,... Agent: Jones Day
20100286829 - Reciprocating compressor simulator and a computer system using the same: A method comprising operating a compressor; obtaining operating parameters of the compressor; starting a counter for a crankshaft angle from 0 to 360 degrees; calculating piston displacement and a volume of gas in a cylinder of the compressor as a function of the angle; and calculating a pressure within the... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100286830 - Climate control system and method for optimizing energy consumption of a vehicle: A climate control system and method for optimizing energy consumption in a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is provided. By varying evaporator temperatures based on occupant settings and environmental conditions, electric compressor speed can be optimized to provide the necessary cooling capacities resulting in energy savings. Determining the impact that increasing... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20100286831 - Method and apparatus for controlling ventilation systems: An energy recovery ventilation system is described which allows for continuous fan speed control through pulse width modulation of direct current fans. The energy recovery ventilation described is capable of fine motor speed control without the disadvantages of high noise, low efficiency and a fixed number of speeds present in... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
20100286832 - Method for operating a mechanical system, particularly a proportioning valve: A mechanical system has a component, which is movable under friction. An oscillating micromotion (dither) is impressed upon the component, which, if necessary, is added to a non-oscillating base motion of the component. It is provided that the micromotion (without the base motion that is additional, if necessary) is faster... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100286833 - Computer controlled fertigation system and method: A system and a method of computer controlled irrigation and fertigation composed of one or more sensors positioned in order to quantify the amount of water and/or nutrients that a plant is consuming. By controlling the fertigation, the plant or a part thereof, has improved yield and quality.... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20100286834 - Method and apparatus for multiple control screens: A system for protecting, monitoring, and controlling multiple elements of a high voltage power transmission and distribution system. An intelligent electronic device includes at least one display including a human machine interface configured to display information regarding the multiple elements of the high voltage power transmission and distribution system over... Agent: Venable LLP
20100286836 - Distributed maximum power point tracking system, structure and process: Distributed maximum power point tracking systems, structures, and processes are provided for power generation structures, such as for but not limited to a solar panel arrays. In an exemplary solar panel string structure, distributed maximum power point tracking (DMPPT) modules are provided, such as integrated into or retrofitted for each... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20100286835 - Power curtailment of wind turbines: The present invention relates to a method for curtailing electrical power supplied from a wind turbine or a group of wind turbines to an associated power supply grid, the method comprising the steps of determining an available electrical power level from the wind turbine facility and setting a wind speed... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100286837 - Method of measuring mechanical fatigue in turbine-generator rotors: When generators occur subsynchronous resonance and shaft torsional oscillation, this method can ensure that TSR will trip some generators of the power plant according to the real-time generated trip strategy to inhibit the shaft torsional oscillation and safeguard the units. This method can also avoid the tremendous economic loss caused... Agent: Matthew J. Booth & Associates, PLLC C/o Cpa Global
20100286838 - Islanding detection in an electrical power delivery system: An intelligent electronic device is operable to use a signal derived from an electrical power delivery system to effectively detect an islanding condition. The intelligent electronic device is configured to compare a frequency deviation (from nominal frequency) and a rate-of-change of frequency of the electrical power delivery system to a... Agent: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. Richard Edge
20100286839 - Apparatus for automation of the operative functionaliities of one or more loads of an environment: An apparatus for automation of the operative functionalities of one or more electrical loads of an environment, which comprises at least a centralized control device, comprising at least one processing unit, one or more peripheral electronic devices, operatively connected to said control device, and a digital communication network for enabling... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100286841 - Computer based energy management: Computer based energy management including an adaptor having a server network interface and a control device interface. The adaptor transmitting the commands to the control device via a control device interface on the adaptor, and receiving energy usage data from the control device in response to a command including a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100286840 - Voltage conservation using advanced metering infrastructure and substation centralized voltage control: A voltage control and conservation (VCC) system is provided, which includes three subsystems, including an energy delivery (ED) system, an energy control (EC) system and an energy regulation (ER) system. The VCC system is configured to monitor energy usage at the ED system and determine one or more energy delivery... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP
20100286843 - Air conditioning system control: Systems, devices and methods for generating a virtual mapping of a room are provided. A plurality of racks for housing servers, a plurality of position determining devices and a plurality of temperature sensors can be provided. A computer can be operatively connected to the plurality of position determining devices and... Agent: Bennett Jones LLP C/o Ms Roseann Caldwell
20100286842 - Smart temperature measuring device: A temperature measuring device having a smart chip, or electronic circuit, integrated therein is provided. The smart chip, or electronic circuit, includes at least a unique identification number or data specific to the particular temperature measuring device stored thereon. The electronic circuit further includes calibration data of the temperature measuring... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (asm America)
20100286844 - Method and device for diagnosing a position encoder: A method for determining a mixup in the terminals of a position encoder having a position encoder motor, which is bidirectionally drivable via a plurality of terminals, so that a mixup of at least two of the terminals of the position encoder motor leads to a reversal in the actuation... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP11/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100280630 - Compact batch viewing techniques for use in batch processes: A data collection and viewing application associated with a batch process control system used within a process plant provides a user interface that allows a user to quickly and easily examine a particular batch process or a batch run, to compare separate batch runs and/or to determine whether the particular... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (fisher)
20100280631 - Method and apparatus for controlling a distributed automation system: A method and an apparatus for controlling a distributed automation system, wherein the method comprises determining global constraint rules according to the cooperative relationships between function blocks in the distributed automation system, and establishing a mathematical model based on Membrane Calculus, performing the instantiation of the established mathematical model based... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100280632 - Device for controlling the flow of a liquid and method using said device: The invention relates to a device and a method for controlling the flow of a liquid. In a learning phase, the flow rate of a liquid is measured for a given time period (t), the start and the end of this time period being indicated by a user. The value... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20100280633 - Method and controller for controlling a safety-oriented industrial automation component: A method for a safety-oriented industrial automation component, wherein the controller is connected to the automation component by a data link includes providing, by a user, an input to the controller at a first user interface. The controller transmits a result of the input to the automation component. The result... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100280634 - Redundant communication system: A redundant communication system includes: a first control device which calculates a control command value of an electric power device equipped in a vehicle, and outputs first and second command signals respectively corresponding to the control command value; a second control device which controls the electric power device on the... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20100280636 - Building automation system controller including network management features: A controller for use with a plurality of BAS devices and a plurality of IT devices includes a housing and communications interfaces for connecting to the plurality of BAS devices and for connecting to the plurality of IT devices. The controller further includes a network communication module configured to serve... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100280637 - Hardware configurable security, monitoring and automation controller having modular communication protocol interfaces: A single platform for controller functionality for each of security, monitoring and automation, as well as providing a capacity to function as a bidirectional Internet gateway, is provided. Embodiments of the present invention provide such functionality by virtue of a configurable architecture that enables a user to adapt the system... Agent: Campbell Stephenson LLP
20100280635 - Method, system and apparatus for activation of a home security, monitoring and automation controller using remotely stored configuration data: Embodiments of the present invention provide a single platform that provides controller functionality for each of security, monitoring and automation, as well as providing a capacity to function as a bidirectional Internet gateway. Embodiments of the present invention provide such functionality by virtue of a configurable architecture that enables a... Agent: Campbell Stephenson LLP
20100280638 - Automatic audio adjustment: A method and apparatus for editing recorded sounds. The method and apparatus provides representations of audio clips. The method and apparatus provides a set of user interface tools for selecting a source audio clip and a target audio clip. The user interface tools determine a maximum voice volume of each... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP
20100280639 - Expandable multimedia control system and method: A multimedia control system which may be expanded without creating or modifying source code. The system is based on a master programmable multimedia controller. The master programmable multimedia controller has a list of unique identifiers that indicate valid subordinate programmable multimedia controllers that are eligible to become part of the... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20100280640 - Method and device for the playback of digital audio signals: A method and a device for the playback of digitalized audio signals that are transmitted packet-oriented from a signal source to at least one signal sink, especially a loudspeaker unit, in a motor vehicle by means of an asynchronous bus system. Connected upstream of the signal sink is an audio-signal... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20100280641 - Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to provide secondary content in association with primary broadcast media content: Example methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to provide media content are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving audio output by a first media presentation device, obtaining at least one of a Nielsen code or an Arbitron® code from the audio, the obtained code being representative of at least... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100280642 - Playback apparatus, playback method, and recording medium: Audio data are played back by a personal computer a relationship with a playback process recognized easily. Displays showing the contents of play lists are arranged and displayed so that the contents become continuous in sequence in a playback sequence from content that is currently being played back from a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100280643 - Lot processing start determining method and control unit: A lot processing start determining method includes: storing, in a memory, processing conditions of each lot in a first substrate vessel and a maximum usable number of dummy substrates in a second substrate vessel; counting the used number the dummy substrates in the second substrate vessel; and calculating the number... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100280644 - Method for determining at least one control parameter of a control element in a web tension control circuit for a processing machine: The invention relates to a method for determining at least one controller parameter of a control element in a web tension control circuit for a processing machine for processing a web of material, in particular a shaftless printing press. The at least one controller parameter is determined as a function... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.
20100280645 - Method and means for manufacturing products: Method for manufacturing one or more products, comprising operation of two or more processes which are or are suspected to be subject to mutual disturbance, wherein either a process which is or which is suspected to be subject to disturb one or more of the remaining process or processes, or... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100280646 - Method and apparatus for ultrasonic bonding: A method for quality control during ultrasonic bonding, in which a transducer bonding tool unit and an ultrasonic generator are used and in which, during the bonding, one or more sensors are used to sense measurement signals for one or more parameters, which can vary during the bonding, for assessing... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20100280647 - Arrangement and method for handling electronic components: m
20100280648 - Splicing fuselage sections without shims: Fuselage sections of an aircraft are joined using splice elements that compensate for gaps caused by mismatches between mating surfaces on the fuselage sections. The fuselage sections are virtually assembled using computer models that are based on non-contact measurements of as-built fuselage sections. The virtually assembled fuselage sections are used... Agent: Randy W. Tung Tung & Associates
20100280649 - Method and system for gash parameter extraction of a cutting tool: A method for extracting gash parameters of a cutting tool, comprises positioning the cutting tool on a moveable stage, scanning two or more gash sections of the cutting tool to generate two or more gash section scanning point clouds, indexing multiple points of the gash section scanning point clouds, detecting... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100280650 - Machining apparatus and machining method: A machining apparatus capable of easing positioning restrictions on machined shapes and improving the shape accuracy and positional accuracy of the machined shapes. A machining tool forms a machined shape in a workpiece mounted on a workpiece mounting surface, by means of a rotational shaft causing the machining tool to... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100280651 - Data cartridge and tape library including flash memory: A data storage system for use with a plurality of tape cartridges is provided. Each tape cartridge includes a length of tape media and an amount of flash memory. The data storage system includes a tape cartridge library having a plurality of storage cells. Each storage cell is configured to... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. /oracle America/ Sun / Stk
20100280652 - Compliant conveyance system for mailpiece transport along an arcuate feed path: A compliant conveyance system including a diverter having at least one sidewall structure defining an internal chamber in fluid communication with a pressure source. The sidewall structure includes a compliant interface surface for conveying sheet material along the feed path and a plurality of orifices effecting fluid communication between the... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. Intellectual Property & Tech. Law Dept.
20100280653 - Substrate processing apparatus and semiconductor device manufacturing method: There is provided a substrate processing apparatus capable of reducing a substrate carrying time. The substrate processing apparatus comprises a transfer machine configured to carry a substrate, a holding part configured to hold the substrate on the transfer machine, and a detector configured to detect whether the substrate is held... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20100280654 - Substrate processing sequence in a cartesian robot cluster tool: A method and apparatus for processing substrates using a multi-chamber processing system, or cluster tool, is provided. In one embodiment of the invention, a robot assembly is provided. The robot assembly includes a first motion assembly movable in a first direction, and a second motion assembly, the second motion assembly... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx
20100280655 - Apparatus, method and system for dispensing merchandise or individual selectable vendible items: An apparatus, method, and system of dispensing merchandise packaged with a hole at the top. An inventory of merchandise packaged with a hole at the top to be vended are supported on a horizontal surface. The horizontal surface is selectively actuated to provide controlled movement of each item to a... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C
20100280656 - Method and apparatus for vending goods: Methods and apparatus relating to the actions and/or functions of an apparatus for the vending of goods, and for shifting influence among entities with an interest in the vending of goods, which methods and apparatus facilitate the distribution of the risks and rewards involved in the operation the vending apparatus.... Agent: Lawrence C. Edelman, EsqIPCounsel, Automatic Impulse Machine Design
20100280657 - Character nameplate kiosk and method for making a personalized nameplate: A computer-implemented kiosk for making a personalized nameplate includes a transaction device to receive payment for the personalized nameplate to be made, and a controller is coupled to the transaction device and operates in response to the received payment. The controller includes a memory for storing at least one animated... Agent: Michael W. Taylor
20100280658 - Automated vending system and method: An automated vending system includes an automated vending machine and an account managing device for managing purchase transactions made with the automated vending machine. The automated vending machine includes an article dispenser operable to dispense an article, a memory unit storing a user phone number, a communication module, and a... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC
20100280659 - Tension distribution in a tendon-driven robotic finger: A method is provided for distributing tension among tendons of a tendon-driven finger in a robotic system, wherein the finger characterized by n degrees of freedom and n+1 tendons. The method includes determining a maximum functional tension and a minimum functional tension of each tendon of the finger, and then... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20100280660 - Method and automated manipulator for moving a person with the manipulator: A method to move a person with an automated manipulator, in particular a robot, includes moving a rider receptacle for a person with the manipulator, and determining an acceleration variable of this movement before and/or during the execution of this movement and comparing the acceleration variable with a predetermined acceleration... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100280661 - Hierarchical robot control system and method for controlling select degrees of freedom of an object using multiple manipulators: A robotic system includes a robot having manipulators for grasping an object using one of a plurality of grasp types during a primary task, and a controller. Hie controller controls the manipulators dining the primary task using a multiple-task control hierarchy, and automatically parameterizes the internal forces of the system... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20100280662 - Torque control of underactuated tendon-driven robotic fingers: A robotic system includes a robot having a total number of degrees of freedom (DOF) equal to at least n, an underactuated tendon-driven finger driven by n tendons and n DOF, the finger having at least two joints, being characterized by an asymmetrical joint radius in one embodiment. A controller... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20100280663 - Method and apparatus for automatic control of a humanoid robot: A robotic system includes a humanoid robot having a plurality of joints adapted for force control with respect to an object acted upon by the robot, a graphical user interface (GUI) for receiving an input signal from a user, and a controller. The GUI provides the user with intuitive programming... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20100280664 - Measurement and control by solid and gas phase raman spectroscopy of manufacturing processes for chemically crosslinked polyethylene for insulated electric cables and for other products: A system and method is described to measure condensed phase and gas phase by-products in the production of chemically cross-linked polyethylene products and, further, for control of the production process.... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20100280666 - Operating system for roller blinds with protection against excessive wind: A control method is described, said method being used within an operating system (10) for roller blinds (20) or the like having an output shaft (SH) of a motor (M) which transfers rotational movement to a drum (40) onto which the roller blind is wound, said method comprising the following... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20100280665 - Sensor and boiler control system: A system and method is presented for a boiler controller for a boiler system. The boiler controller comprises a sensor monitoring component, operably coupled to a temperature detector operable to measure a temperature of a medium within the boiler, and a pressure detector operable to measure a pressure of the... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building
20100280667 - System and method for using a networked electronic device as an occupancy sensor for an energy management system: The invention comprises systems and methods for detecting the use of networked consumer electronics devices as indications of occupancy of a structure for purposes of automatically adjusting the temperature setpoint on a thermostatic HVAC control. At least one thermostat is located inside a structure and is used to control an... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100280668 - Method, apparatus and computer program for adjusting hydraulically operated boom: The invention relates to a method and apparatus as well as to a computer program for adjusting the operation of a hydraulically operated boom, the boom (1) comprising at least two mutually movably coupled boom parts (1a, 1b), which are coupled to move with respect to one another by means... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100280669 - Power failure controller for an electronically controlled expansion valve in a refrigeration system: The present application relates to a power failure controller for an electronically controlled expansion valve in a refrigeration system. The valve is controlled by a valve controller configured to close the valve as a part of a power-up routine when the valve controller is first powered-up from a powered-down state.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100280670 - Magnetic field sensor and dispenser control system: A dispenser control system for a washing machine having at least one electrically operated device includes a controller; at least one fluid transfer mechanism in communication with said controller and in fluid communication with said washing machine; a magnetic field sensor removably connected to an exterior housing of said electrically... Agent: Husch Blackwell LLP
20100280671 - Device, system and method that decreasing standby power of electronic appliance and receptacle: Disclosed are an apparatus, a system and a method for reducing standby power of an electronic appliance, and an apparatus for reducing standby power of an electrical outlet. The apparatus for reducing the standby power of the electronic appliance includes: a starting switch connected to an external power source for... Agent: Zarley Law Firm P.L.C
20100280672 - System for regulating the active power of a wind farm: s
20100280673 - Systems and methods for analyzing reporting data: Embodiments of the invention include systems and methods for analyzing reporting data. According to one embodiment a system for analyzing reporting data is provided. The system can include at least one communication interface, at least one memory operable to store instructions, and at least one processor in communication with the... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20100280674 - Metering and regulating the distribution of power: A system for regulating the distribution of power, such as electricity, through the use of a power control mechanism (PCM). More particularly, the PCM interacts with a plug identifier that identifies a plug as an object appropriate for power usage.... Agent: Reza Jalili
20100280675 - Method for managing electric vehicle charging loads on a local electric power infrastructure: A method for managing electrical charging of an electrical energy storage device for a subject vehicle using electric power originating from a stationary source of electrical power includes providing a database including respective geographic locations of a plurality of electric power distribution subsystems, receiving a request from the subject vehicle... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100280676 - Multi-functional bi-directional communication and bias power architecture for power supply control: Connecting a load device to a power supply is described. A connection to a load device is detected on a communication link, where the load device is in a first power state. In response to detecting the connection to the load device, a bias power source is enabled to supply... Agent: Reed Smith LLP
20100280677 - Lighting and energy control system and modules: The present disclosure generally relates to lighting and energy control systems. In some embodiments, a control module is provided that can facilitate installation of lighting systems and control power consumption. Control module may control a ballast coupled to one or more lamps in a light fixture or energy consuming devices... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100280678 - Method to resolve a remote electrical outlet for an electrically-powered vehicle: A method for operating a charging stall having a known geographic location configured to electrically charge an electrically-powered vehicle includes communicating a first message to a remote access server from a subject vehicle, the first message including geographic location information corresponding to the subject vehicle, detecting a presence of a... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100280679 - Controller for temperature regulation system: One embodiment relates to a method for temperature regulation of a medium to be circulated through a plurality of zones of a facility. In this method, a call for heat is received. The method identifies a zone within the plurality of zones from which the call for heat originated. The... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building
20100280680 - Processor cooling management: Illustrative embodiments provide a computer implemented method, a data processing system, and a computer program product for adjusting cooling settings. The computer implemented method comprises analyzing a set of instructions of an application to determine a number of degrees by which a set of instructions will raise a temperature of... Agent: Duke W. YeePrevious industry: Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor
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