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Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications

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07/10/2014 > 58 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories.

20140195010 - Mechanical teleoperated device for remote manipulation: A mechanical teleoperated device for remote manipulation includes a slave unit having a number of slave links interconnected by a plurality of slave joints; an end-effector connected to the slave unit; a master unit having a corresponding number of master links interconnected by a plurality of master joints; and a... Agent: Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (epfl)

20140195011 - Information-processing device, method for controlling information-processing device, control target device, method for controlling control target device, server, method for controlling server, pairing system, control program, and storage medium: A smart phone includes (i) a list obtaining section for obtaining a connectable device list for specifying a self-propelled cleaner which (a) have authenticated, as an indoor pairing, a communication connection which allows the self-propelled cleaner to be controlled by using a communication via a LAN and therefore (b) can... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140195012 - Automated control-schedule acquisition within an intelligent controller: The current application is directed to intelligent controllers that initially aggressively learn, and then continue, in a steady-state mode, to monitor, learn, and modify one or more control schedules that specify a desired operational behavior of a device, machine, system, or organization controlled by the intelligent controller. An intelligent controller... Agent: Nest Labs, Inc.

20140195013 - Extended active disturbance rejection controller: Multiple designs, systems, methods and processes for controlling a system or plant using an extended active disturbance rejection control (ADRC) based controller are presented. The extended ADRC controller accepts sensor information from the plant. The sensor information is used in conjunction with an extended state observer in combination with a... Agent: Cleveland State University

20140195014 - Electronic apparatus and method for controlling electronic apparatus: An electronic apparatus and a method for controlling an electronic apparatus that includes receiving a user motion command, in response to the receiving the user motion command, displaying information regarding a motion task corresponding to the received user motion command, and performing the motion task corresponding to the received user... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140195016 - Input device and method and program: An input device includes a detection unit, a first acquisition unit, a second acquisition unit, and a compensation unit. The detection unit is configured to detect an operation by a user for controlling an electronic device and output an operation signal corresponding to the operation. The first acquisition unit is... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140195015 - Method for monitoring and controlling field devices, control device, program elements and machine-readable medium: A method to control and manage field devices, a control device, a program element and a machine-readable medium are proposed. The method includes a first step of importing field device data comprising several subgroups of field device data. In a second step the points in time are detected at which... Agent: Vega Grieshaber Kg

20140195019 - Basketball sensing: An apparatus including a data acquisition device, a processing unit, a memory and an output device. The data acquisition device obtains at least one attribute of a shot of a basketball towards a basket. The at least one attribute is sensed by at least one sensor carried by the basketball... Agent: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

20140195020 - Basketball sensing apparatus: An apparatus including a data acquisition device, a processing unit, a memory and an output device. The data acquisition device obtains at least one attribute of a shot of a basketball towards a basket. The at least one attribute is sensed by at least one sensor carried by the basketball... Agent: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

20140195021 - Basketball shot determination system: A basketball shot determination system for use with a basket and a portable electronic device including a processing unit, a memory and an output device, the system includes a basketball, at least one sensor carried by the basketball, and a non-transient computer-readable medium. The medium contains code to direct the... Agent: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

20140195022 - Basketball shot determination system: A basketball shot determination system for use with a basket and a portable electronic device including a data acquisition device, a processing unit, a memory and an output device, the system includes a basketball, at least one sensor carried by the basketball, and a non-transient computer-readable medium. The medium contains... Agent: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

20140195018 - Method and apparatus for identifying exercise information of user: A method and a user terminal for identifying exercise information of a user are provided. The method includes detecting air pressure information at a location of the user terminal; identifying a state of a topography at the location of the user terminal by using the detected air pressure information; analyzing... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co,. Ltd.

20140195017 - Method and system for an exercise apparatus with streaming capability: Exemplary embodiments of a method and system of an exercise apparatus are provided where an exercise apparatus provides exercise data pertaining to a user's physical activity to an electronic device wirelessly in real time. The exercise apparatus can have an accelerometer for recording exercise data pertaining to a user's physical... Agent: Fitbug Ltd.

20140195023 - Method and system for feedback on running style field and background of the invention: The invention relates to a system and method for providing feedback to a user on his or her running style or running technique. The system employs a pressure sensitive surface to record a gait line of the center of pressure exerted by the user's foot on an underlying surface during... Agent: Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-natuurweten Schappelijk Onderzoek Tno

20140195024 - Golf score registration: The present invention relates to a method for golf score registration in a golf score registration system comprising a terminal located in or near a clubhouse and/or a start box at first tee with a console that allows each player to check in to and check out of the system... Agent: Sportident International Ab

20140195025 - Adaptive personalized playback or presentation using count: Methods and apparatus for providing a personalized entertainment experience, which may be customized for each user. A user's playback/presentation history and/or user actions may be captured and associated with each played/presented composition. A target time for playback/presentation of a composition to the user may be determined by using a user's... Agent:

20140195026 - Adaptive personalized playback or presentation using rating: Methods and apparatus for providing a personalized entertainment experience, which may be customized for each user. A user's playback/presentation history and/or user actions may be captured and associated with each played/presented composition. A target time for playback/presentation of a composition to the user may be determined by using a user's... Agent:

20140195028 - Discovery of music artist and title by a radio station connection to an acoustic fingerprinting service provider: Methods and apparatus for a radio station to communicate station identification and song metadata and audio for songs as they are played to an acoustic analysis system for song recognition to users of the acoustic analysis system.... Agent:

20140195027 - Electronic device and method of controlling the same: An electronic device connected to at least one external electronic device, the electronic device including a communication unit configured to perform data communication with the at least one external electronic device, an interface unit configured to connect to a sound output device, and a controller configured to receive audio data... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140195029 - Foundry production planning: Various embodiments include computer-implemented methods of modeling production for a semiconductor foundry. One method includes: obtaining a multi-part order including: a first order for a fixed number of preliminary products; and a second order for a fixed number of completed products formed from the fixed number of preliminary products; and... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140195030 - Cutting decision-making system and method for donated tissues: A system and method for cut decision-making to increase tissue yield includes a three-dimensional scanner configured to collect scan data of a tissue sample. A computer system includes a processor and memory and is configured to receive the scan data to generate a digital model of the tissue sample. A... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20140195032 - Method for the demand-controlled supply to and disposal away from at least two production stations of the tobacco processing industry with full and/or empty transport units: A method for demand-controlled supply to and disposal away from production stations. Self-propelled transport vehicles are moved on a rail within an overhead storage and transport system. A transport unit is requested by a transfer unit which forms a linking member between the storage and transport system and an associated... Agent: Hauni Maschinenbau Ag

20140195031 - Serialization of fuel cell components: Systems and methods for fuel cell stack part serialization and tracking. In an embodiment, a barcode may be applied to a fuel cell stack part which may identify the fuel cell stack part. In an embodiment, the barcode may be applied as ink on a green fuel cell stack part... Agent: Bloom Energy Corporation

20140195033 - Control of etch rate using modeling, feedback and impedance match: A method for achieving an etch rate is described. The method includes receiving a calculated variable associated with processing a work piece in a plasma chamber. The method further includes propagating the calculated variable through a model to generate a value of the calculated variable at an output of the... Agent: Lam Research Corporation

20140195034 - Coil scheduling method and system for electrogalvanizing line in steel industry: A coil scheduling system and a method for electrogalvanizing line in steel industry are disclosed. In addition to considering the minimum changeover of physical parameters such as post-processing mode, width, thickness between every two adjacent steel coils, the method of the present invention further considers the influence of selecting coils... Agent: Northeastern University

20140195035 - Laser output control device, laser oscillator, and laser output control method: A laser output control device controlling a laser oscillator includes: a switching section that switches, based on the basis of the size of a pulse width of a laser output command, a current command value used for controlling output of the laser light to either one of peak value control... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140195036 - Method for operating a plant for producing tablets: A method for operating a plant to produce tablets that has at least one rotary press and one computer system, wherein the computer system contains operating and control software for controlling and monitoring the operation of the rotary press, and wherein the rotary press is designed for installing different types... Agent: Fette Compacting Gmbh

20140195037 - Numerical control device: A numerical control device includes: a path local filter which locally interpolates an interpolation interval among a tool path so that a variation in a differential value at an interpolation object point becomes a continuous variation and a pulse interpolation unit which derives a reference time which proceeds per reference... Agent: Shin Nippon Koki Co., Ltd.

20140195038 - Die-cutting machine and method for adjusting a pressing force in a die-cutting machine: A method for adjusting a pressing force of a flat-bed die-cutting and/or stamping/embossing machine having at least one die-cutting and/or embossing/stamping tool for processing a flat printing substrate, includes supplying tool data describing an individual structure of a die-cutting and/or stamping/embossing tool of a plurality of tool parts, reading specific... Agent: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Ag

20140195039 - Library device and library device control method: A control unit refers to a logical library information storage unit in response to a reception of an export process command from an external device, identifies one of the logical library units which is correlated with a physical recording medium in a physical library unit which has been ordered by... Agent: Nec Corporation

20140195040 - Maneuvering a mobile drive unit: A method of rotating an inventory holder includes moving an inventory holder towards a rotation area along a straight segment of a path with a first face of the inventory holder facing a first direction. The rotation area includes a portion of a workspace designated for rotation of inventory holders.... Agent: Amazon Technologies, Inc.

20140195041 - Method of sensing a delivered product in a snack vending machine: A dispensed product detection system and method for use in a vending machine where the products are hold on shelves and utilizing an optical light beam crossing the path through which a dispensed product travels.... Agent: Coin Acceptors, Inc.

20140195042 - Medication packaging method and system: A method for packaging a medication including receiving a prescription for a patient including a name of the medication for the patient and a name of the patient, wherein the patient is one of a plurality of family members. The method further comprises receiving a family member listing from the... Agent: Target Brands, Inc.

20140195044 - Apparatus for use in an automated fuel authorization program requiring data to be dynamically retrieved from a vehicle data bus during fuel authorization: Described herein is a fuel authorization program that requires data to be dynamically retrieved from a vehicle data bus during the fuel authorization process. This can be implemented using a smart cable that is installed in enrolled vehicles. The smart cable includes a housing suitable for commercial environments, a cable... Agent: Zonar Systems, Inc.

20140195045 - Method and apparatus for automatically monitoring fuel tank ullage in an automated fuel authorization program: Described herein is a fuel authorization program that vehicles enrolled in the fuel authorization program to provide fuel tank sensor data in each fuel authorization request, so that an amount of fuel authorized will be limited to the amount needed to fill the vehicle's fuel tank, reducing a likelihood that... Agent: Zonar Systems, Inc.

20140195046 - Method and apparatus for automatically monitoring fuel tank ullage in an automated fuel authorization program: Described herein is a fuel authorization program that vehicles enrolled in the fuel authorization program to provide fuel tank sensor data in each fuel authorization request, so that an amount of fuel authorized will be limited to the amount needed to fill the vehicle's fuel tank, reducing a likelihood that... Agent: Zonar Systems, Inc.

20140195047 - Method and apparatus for automatically monitoring fuel tank ullage in an automated fuel authorization program: Described herein is a fuel authorization program that vehicles enrolled in the fuel authorization program to provide fuel tank sensor data in each fuel authorization request, so that an amount of fuel authorized will be limited to the amount needed to fill the vehicle's fuel tank, reducing a likelihood that... Agent: Zonar Systems, Inc.

20140195043 - Method, system and apparatus for controlling patient access to medicaments: A method, system and apparatus for controlling and tracking patient access to medicaments. A patient is provided with medication in locked pill containers that must be unlocked with an access code before the patient can access a limited quantity of medication in each container. Thus the patient is forced to... Agent: Medicasafe, Inc.

20140195048 - Cooperative minimally invasive telesurgical system: Improved robotic surgical systems, devices, and methods include selectably associatable master/slave pairs, often having more manipulator arms than will be moved simultaneously by the two hands of a surgeon. Four manipulator arms can support an image capture device, a left hand tissue manipulation tool, a right hand tissue manipulation tool,... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20140195049 - Apparatus and method for creating probability-based radio map for cooperative intelligent robots: An apparatus for creating a radio map includes a radio signal acquiring unit that acquires information on radio signals between one or more cooperative intelligent robots, a radio environment modeling unit that estimates radio strength for each cell configuring the radio map from the information on radio signals acquired by... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140195050 - Cleaning robot and system utilizing the same: A cleaning robot is disclosed. A first sensing unit generates a sensing signal to a transmittal line according to an external wireless signal. When the external wireless signal is sensed by the first sensing unit, a state of the transmittal line does not match with a pre-determined state. When the... Agent: Msi Computer (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140195051 - Configurable security monitoring for a robot assembly: A safety monitoring means for a robot assembly with at least one robot includes a configuration means for configuring a linking function arrangement with at least one first linking function including a fixed and predetermined number of monitoring functions of a monitoring function arrangement. The monitoring functions are logically linked... Agent: Kuka Laboratories Gmbh

20140195052 - Control apparatus and method for master-slave robot, master-slave robot, and control program: A master-slave device grips an object and performs a task while being in contact with a to-be-treated object. A force detection unit measures force information given to a slave mechanism. A force correction determination unit determines a force correction part serving as information from correction start to end times of... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140195053 - Visually controlled end effector: A visually controlled end effector is disclosed. The end effector comprises two or more operational members capable of picking up one or more randomly placed items. A crank is capable of actuation by a robot to orient a first one of said two or more operational members to pick up... Agent:

20140195054 - Robot system, robot control device and method for controlling robot: A robot system includes a robot and a robot control device. The robot has a plurality of joint axes including a redundant axis. The robot control device includes a first command generator, a limit avoidance command generator, a posture optimization command generator, a null space matrix calculator, a second command... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140195055 - Computer implemented blend control system and method for preparation of a hydrocarbon blend: A computer implemented blend control system and method for preparation of a hydrocarbon blend from a plurality of component streams have been disclosed. The system includes a product tank for receiving a mixture comprising the plurality of component streams. The system further includes a sensing and analyzing means adapted to... Agent: Reliance Industries Limited

20140195056 - Actuator apparatus with control device: The invention relates to an actuator apparatus (1) for generating the motion of a tool, in particular for the work on biological cell material, which provides at least one electrically controlled actuator element (3), a motion section (3a), at which a tool can be arranged and which is linked to... Agent: Eppendorf Ag

20140195057 - Hospital bed computer system having direct caregiver messaging: A point-of-care computer system is provided, including a display positioned in a point-of-care location. The point-of-care computer includes hardware coupled to a frame of a hospital bed.... Agent: Hill-rom Services, Inc.

20140195058 - Hvac controller including user interaction log: An HVAC controller is configured to log one more user interactions into a user interaction log stored in its memory such that at least some of the user interactions may be recalled from the user interaction log and displayed on the user interface of the HVAC controller in response to... Agent:

20140195059 - Programmable irrigation controller having user interface: An irrigation controller, includes a housing, a microcontroller within the housing and configured to store and execute an irrigation schedule, a valve driver coupled to the microcontroller and configured to output a zone activation signal to an actuatable zone valve in response to signaling from the microcontroller, and a user... Agent: Rain Bird Corporation

20140195060 - Dynamic power allocation for attaining an objective: Mandatory and optional consumption points are identified to support management of power allocation. A mandatory consumption point is a consumption point required to function at a given time and an optional consumption point is a discretionary consumption point. The energy required for mandatory consumption points to complete their designated functions... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140195061 - Method, a system, a computer-readable medium, and a power controlling apparatus for applying and distributing power: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to power management and the like, and more particularly, to an apparatus, a system, a method, and a computer-readable medium for providing power controlling functionality to generate configurable power signals and to deliver power during fault conditions. In at least some embodiments, a power... Agent: Global Embedded Technologies, Inc.

20140195062 - Method, a system, a computer-readable medium, and a power controlling apparatus for applying and distributing power: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to power management and the like, and more particularly, to an apparatus, a system, a method, and a computer-readable medium for providing power controlling functionality to generate configurable power signals and to deliver power during fault conditions. In at least some embodiments, a power... Agent: Global Embedded Technologies, Inc.

20140195063 - Network power control module: A network power control module includes a switch and a processor installed in at least one electronic device within an area. The switch is electrically coupled to a first external power supply and the electronic device, and the processor includes a communication module in electrical communication with a control device... Agent:

20140195065 - Control circuit for programmable power supply: A control circuit for a programmable power supply is provided. It comprises a reference generation circuit generating a voltage-reference signal and a current-reference signal for regulating an output voltage and an output current of the power supply. A feedback circuit detects the output voltage and the output current for generating... Agent: System General Corp.

20140195064 - Smart apparatus and home network system using the same: A smart apparatus including: a storage unit that stores a current profile supplied to a home appliance according to an operation of the home appliance; a current detector that detects a current value supplied to the home appliance; and a controller that generates operating information of the home appliance based... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140195066 - Thermal adjustment using distributed sensors: A method and system detect temperatures of multiple zones of a computer system using sensors distributed across the computer system. For each of the sensors, the system may determine whether a detected temperature associated with the sensor exceeds a predetermined value. If the detected temperature exceeds the predetermined value, the... Agent: Google Inc.

20140195067 - Method and system for use in controlling a pressure vessel: A control system for monitoring a pressure vessel includes a pressure sensor coupled to a first pressure vessel component. The system also includes a level sensor coupled to a second pressure vessel component. The system additionally includes at least one computing device including at least one input channel configured to... Agent: General Electric Company

  
07/03/2014 > 51 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories.

20140188253 - Method and system for reprogramming: The system for reprogramming a plurality of control units includes a first control unit and a second control unit connected by one CAN bus, and a diagnosing unit. The diagnosing unit includes a first controller configured to reprogram the first control unit and a second controller configured to reprogram the... Agent:

20140188254 - Control device and method for controlling an electric machine: A control device for controlling an electric machine with ks windings on a stator and kr windings on a rotor, where ks+kr=n and either ks or kr may be zero, includes an input for receiving commands, an output for outputting control commands to a driver, machine modeling means for modeling... Agent:

20140188255 - Analyzer controlling apparatus and analyzer controlling apparatus program: Provided are a general macro processing function that can be used for a plurality of different analyzer controlling apparatuses and an analyzer controlling apparatus provided with such a function. A processing instruction concerning an analyzer and/or an analyzer controlling apparatus is held in a processing instruction holding unit, and visual... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation

20140188256 - Communication device and method for controlling electronic devices: In a method of controlling electronic devices, a communication device communicates with one or more electronic devices and a cloud server in a communication network. The communication device searches the one or more electronic devices in the communication network and sets a control rule list. The control rule list includes... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd

20140188257 - Exercise information display system, exercise information display method, and computer-readable storage medium having exercise information display program stored thereon: An exercise information display system of the present invention includes a sensor device which obtains data associated with a motion status of a human body during an exercise, a data processing device which generates plural types of exercise information based on the data obtained by the sensor device, and a... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20140188259 - Audio playback positioning method and electronic device system utilizing the same: An audio playback positioning method comprising a processor retrieving audio data from a memory, dividing a progress bar showing playback time of the audio data into segments, utilizing a length of a progress bar segment as a unit to perform playback skipping on the audio data, and retrieving an audio... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140188258 - Media player and information updating method thereof: A media player for playing audio files comprises storage, an obtaining module, a determining module, and a comparing module connected to the storage, the obtaining module, and the determining module. The storage is used for store breakpoint information which indicates the currently playing position of the playing audio file at... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140188260 - Method of digitally constructing a prosthesis: A prosthetic limb and process to digitally construct a prosthetic limb which includes first, digitally producing a modified mold of a residual limb via 3d scanners and software; constructing a test socket from the digitally modified mold and be equipped with an alignable system; accurately scanning the test socket, along... Agent:

20140188261 - Methods and systems for preventing unsafe operations: A system for preventing an unsafe operation of at least one machine communicatively coupled to a computing device. The system includes the computing device which includes a processor coupled to a memory. The memory contains processor-executable instructions that, when executed, cause the computing device to perform the steps of storing,... Agent:

20140188262 - Method and device for automatic addressing and recognition of spatial proximity relationships in modular systems for transferring objects: A method for the recognition of spatial proximity relationships in a modular system having module assemblies, each module assembly having a transmitter and a receiver arranged so that the transmitter of a first module assembly corresponds to the receiver of a second module assembly, and each of the module assemblies... Agent: Bdt Media Automation Gmbh

20140188263 - Vehicle-location recognition system and method, and vehicle assembly-history management system and method using the same: A vehicle-location recognition system includes an electronic recognition unit provided in a respective vehicle of an ordered set of vehicles which are introduced into an assembling process section, the electronic recognition unit storing an ID number of the respective vehicle therein. A sensor unit detects the electronic recognition unit as... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140188267 - Method for setting substrate-treatment time, and storage medium: In a method for setting substrate-treatment time, substrate-treatment time is set by the following method. A predicted supply time of wafers of a following lot to a substrate processing apparatus is calculated based on a predicted plasma-treatment completion time of another substrate processing apparatus. A predicted plasma-treatment completion time of... Agent: Tokyo Electron Limited

20140188266 - Multiple manufacturing line qualification: Methods and systems for multiple manufacturing line qualification are provided. A method includes establishing a product template and producing products on one or more manufacturing lines. The products include product macros placed on a chip. The method also includes establishing allowed parametric match from line to line. The method further... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140188265 - Systems and methods for semiconductor line scribe centering: Methods and systems for semiconductor line scribe centering are provided. A method includes placing and measuring substantially identical test macros within a chip and in a scribe line. The method also includes establishing an estimate correlation between scribe line measurements taken during a manufacturing process and product measurements taken on... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140188264 - Workflow manager and bar coding system for processing of samples/substrates in hpc (high productivity combinatorial) r&d environment: Methods of semiconductor processing are described. An experiment is designed for each process of a semiconductor substrate, which are implemented on respective multiple regions of the semiconductor substrate. A unique identifier is assigned to the semiconductor substrate. The respective design of experiment is implemented for each of the processes of... Agent: Intermolecular, Inc.

20140188268 - Cutting data generator, cutting apparatus and non-transitory computer-readable medium storing cutting data generating program: A cutting data generator includes a control device configured to obtain provisional hole arrangement data usable to arrange a plurality of provisional holes, the provisional hole arrangement data including data of center positions and diameters of the provisional holes, the provisional holes being usable to form in a sheet holes... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140188269 - Method and system for a meta-recipe control software architecture: A method and system for computerized coordination of multiple operations to be performed by components of machines are provided. The computer system includes a memory device for storing data and a computer-controlled machine that includes a processor in communication with the memory device wherein the processor is programmed to read... Agent:

20140188270 - Method and apparatus for visual support of commission acts: Device and method for visual technical support of manual order-picking processes through device with at least one (mobile) unit having optical sensing detection device, optical display device, data processing device and wireless data interface to data-processing system having product management software and connection device for active units. Each unit cyclically... Agent: Knapp Systemintegration Gmbh

20140188271 - Touch screen for a beverage dispensing system: A beverage dispensing system includes a control system electrically connected with a beverage dispenser, a proximity sensor, and a touch-sensitive display. The control system causes the touch-sensitive display to display an advertising state when the proximity sensor indicates a user is not present at the beverage dispensing system and a... Agent:

20140188272 - Medication dispenser with integrated monitoring system: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for remote visualization of the storage compartments in a medication dispenser device, to monitor a patient's compliance with a medication dosage schedule and for verifying the proper loading of medication into the patient's medication dispenser device. The device may include a plurality of storage... Agent: Senticare, Inc.

20140188273 - Control method for mobile parallel manipulators: In the control method for mobile parallel manipulators, kinematic singularity and redundancy are solved through joint limits avoidance and manipulability criteria. By taking the MPM self-motion into consideration due to its redundancy, the inverse kinematic is derived using a hybrid neuro-fuzzy system, such as NeFIK. The discrete augmented Lagrangian (AL)... Agent: King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

20140188274 - Robot system display device: A robot system display device is provided for graphically displaying components of a robot system which carries out a desirable process by measuring a position of a target object with a vision sensor. The robot system display device acquires an arrangement of the vision sensor relative to other components of... Agent: Fanuc Corporation

20140188275 - Wearable robot and control method thereof: Disclosed herein is a wearable robot with improved operability and mobility through improvement of the upper limb structure thereof. The wearable robot includes an upper limb muscular power assist device to perform an articulation motion with a predetermined degree of freedom, the upper limb muscular power assist device being wearable... Agent: Foundation Of Soongsil University-industry Cooperation

20140188277 - Gripper of robot and method for controlling the same: A robot gripper is provided comprising two robot arms, upper contact parts, and lower contact parts disposed at the ends of each of the two robot arms. The upper and lower contact parts are in contact with a top and a bottom of an article when gripping the article, The... Agent:

20140188276 - Mood-actuated device: This document describes techniques and apparatuses for implementing a mood-actuated device. In various embodiments, indicators of an emotional state of a user are sensed, and a mood-actuated device is controlled to react based on the emotional state of the user. In some embodiments, the mood-actuated device includes a mechanical component... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140188278 - Robotic shoe: A robotic shoe includes a robot sole, a plurality of optical sensors, a plurality of optical sensors, and projections. The robot sole has an underside capable of contacting the ground when in use. Mounting spaces are longitudinally spaced in the sole. The optical sensors are disposed in respective ones of... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140188280 - Method and system for controlling gait of robot: A method includes determining whether a robot is walking and a direction in which the robot is walking; measuring an amount of time taken for a sole of a foot of the robot to step on the ground; calculating an imaginary reaction force applied to the sole using a trigonometric... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140188279 - Method for controlling gait of robot: A method includes: forming an imaginary wall at a position spaced apart and outward from feet of the robot when the robot is in a double-leg-support state; kinetically calculating a variation in a distance between a body of the robot and the imaginary wall and a variation in a speed... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140188281 - Robot teaching system, robot teaching assistant device, robot teaching method, and computer-readable recording medium: A robot teaching system according to an embodiment includes a robot, a sensor, a screen generator, an adjuster, and a job generator. The sensor measures measured values relating to operations of the robot. The screen generator generates a teaching operation screen that includes guidance information intended for the teacher. The... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140188282 - Integrated bio-reactor monitor and control system: Systems and methods for automatically controlling conditions of a process are disclosed. In one example, a controller is programmed with a sequence of steps and parameters required to carry out a bioreactor process. The controller receives information related to a condition of the process over a first communication network, determines... Agent: Broadley-james Corporation

20140188283 - Adjusting performance range of computing device: A computing device including an expandable component is described herein. The computing device also includes logic at least a portion of which is in hardware. The logic is to determine a desired performance range for the computing device and expand or compress the expandable component to provide the desired performance... Agent:

20140188284 - Fan control system for shipping container: A fan control system includes an AC power supply, a fan module, a switch control module, a switch unit, and a control module. The control module includes a number of outputs. The switch unit includes a number of switches. The switch control module includes a number of relays. The control... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140188285 - Wireless control of an adjustable bed: Aspects of this invention relate to an adjustable bed that may include one or more articulating portions, and may include one or more components, including an air inflatable mattress associated with the adjustable bed frame, a programmable logic controller, a remote memory storage facility, a remote storage location of user... Agent:

20140188289 - Hvac motor load balancing: A method of motor operation includes monitoring a voltage of a power bus supplying power to the motor, determining if a power failure is occurring or has occurred based on the monitoring, and lowering an operational capacity of the motor in response to the determining.... Agent: Carrier Corporation

20140188287 - Icomfort: method to measure and control your micro-climate using a smart phone: Temperature, relative humidity and air quality define comfort indoors. Individuals judge comfort by how the environment feels and smells. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipments are used to control the indoor climate and thereby control comfort. Most homes and offices are normally equipped with just a sensor to show... Agent:

20140188286 - Multifuncional environmental control unit: A novel stand alone multifunctional electro-mechanical device for sensing, monitoring, and controlling environmental conditions within an occupied space, such as thermal control, room pressure, and light levels. The device utilizes a standard VAV Diffuser, an intelligently controlled window, or an intelligently controlled shutter that would optimize functionality and satisfy the... Agent:

20140188288 - Smart-home device that self-qualifies for away-state functionality: A control unit for controlling the operation of at least one smart-home system may include at least one occupancy sensor and a processing system. The processing system may be configured to receive readings from the at least one occupancy sensor during a trial period; compare information derived from the readings... Agent: Nest Labs, Inc.

20140188291 - Switch for multi-function control of a thermostat: The invention provides for a controller such as a thermostat for an HVAC system having a housing having a circuit board and a display screen, the display screen having at least one alpha-numeric icon and a group of touch pads having at least two displayable touch pads. A microprocessor provided... Agent: Braeburn Systems LLC

20140188290 - System, method and apparatus for identifying manual inputs to and adaptive programming of a thermostat: Systems and methods are disclosed for incorporating manual changes to the setpoint for a thermostatic controller into long-term programming of the thermostatic controller. For example, one or more of the exemplary systems compares the actual setpoint at a given time for the thermostatic controller to an expected setpoint for the... Agent: Ecofactor, Inc.

20140188293 - Bus system with users which are producers and/or consumers of process values, device comprising a bus system, fluidic system with a bus system, and method of operating a bus system: A device, a fluidic system, a BUS system and a method of operating this BUS system are indicated. The BUS system includes a multitude of users which are producers and/or consumers of at least one process value. Information regarding at least one allocation feature is transmitted to the users of... Agent: Buerkert Werke Gmbh

20140188292 - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for sectional-based speed control of a linear pump: Described are methods, systems, and computer readable media for adjusting the speed control of a pump assembly. The method can include the steps of setting the speed of a first stroke of the pump assembly to a first value and setting the speed of a second stroke of the pump... Agent: Lufkin Industries, Inc.

20140188294 - Conservation device, system and method: A system includes a processor that is connected with a communication network A smart circuit monitor is connected with a power line. The smart circuit monitor is in communication with the processor by way of the network. A first smart socket is connected with a power line. The first smart... Agent:

20140188295 - Electricity suppressing type electricity and heat optimizing control device, optimizing method, and optimizing program: An optimized operating schedule is obtained while avoiding a complexity of formulation and optimization in response to an incentive type demand response. A device includes an energy predictor 10 setting a predicted value of energy of a control-target device 2 within a predetermined future period, a schedule optimizer 11 optimizing... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140188297 - Adjustment of an industrial installation: It is proposed that an industrial installation, be operated with the power consumption being optimized for a target function. The target function may also factor in further parameters, with the result that multitarget optimization, for example, can be performed and the installation can be adapted in respect of the power... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140188296 - Method for controlling load: According to the present invention, a method for controlling a load comprises the steps of: receiving, from a host device, a load control message for controlling at least one or more load devices; transmitting a load control command to the at least one or more load devices, on the basis... Agent: Lsis Co., Ltd.

20140188298 - Power drawn by network powered device: Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to determine an amount of power drawn by a network powered device. A power load of the network powered device is set. The amount of power drawn by the power load is incrementally increased based on whether the power load meets at least one criterion.... Agent:

20140188299 - Display device, display method, and program product: According to one embodiment, a display device includes: a setting module configured to set a first ECO mode and a second ECO mode different from the first ECO mode to an electric appliance which is a managed object of HEMS (Home Energy Management System), each of the first and second... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140188300 - Method of controlling distributed power supplies: A method of controlling distributed power supplies is provided. In the method of controlling one or more distributed power supplies included in a microgrid, as a feeder flow control mode, an operation mode of a first distributed power supply is set, which is firstly connected to a common coupling point... Agent: Lsis Co., Ltd.

20140188301 - Electric power control system and process: A method and apparatus for controlling electric power supplied to one or more electrical devices from a power source are disclosed. Measurements of the supplied electricity are detected. Estimated deviant voltage levels that the supplied electricity will not drop below or exceed as a result of varying electrical consumption by... Agent: Utilidata, Inc.

20140188302 - Priority based intelligent platform passive thermal management: Methods and apparatus relating to priority based intelligent platform passive thermal management are described. In one embodiment, the power consumption limit of one or more components of a platform is modified based on one or more thermal relationships between one or more power consuming components of the platform and one... Agent:

20140188303 - Electronic apparatus, control method and storage medium: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a main body, a temperature sensor, a circuit board and a temperature controller. The temperature sensor is provided inside of the main body and is configured to detect a temperature of the inside of the main body. The circuit board is provided... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

  
06/26/2014 > 57 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories.

20140180438 - System and method for controlling communication device use: A computer implemented method is provided including establishing a value corresponding to a particular user of a device, receiving an indication of a triggering condition of the particular user of the device, the triggering condition being enabled by the device or measurable by the device, and determining the triggering condition... Agent: Wavemarket, Inc.

20140180439 - Automation and motion control system: An automation and motion control system for theatrical objects, such as theatrical props, cameras, stunt persons, lighting, scenery, drapery or other similar types of devices or items, is provided to coordinate the movement of the objects on a large scale and/or to control the operation of the objects.... Agent: Tait Towers Manufacturing, LLC

20140180440 - Demand response system, terminal apparatus, server, controlling method, and recording medium: A DR controller includes: an activation and verification unit which accepts a first identifier identifying a server and a second identifier identifying a contract unique to each user; a communication unit which transmits the second identifier to the server; a communication unit which receives a control schedule for an energy... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140180441 - Control device of vehicle and control method therefor: Provided is a control device of a vehicle, the vehicle having an electric motor and an engine. The control device includes an operating device and a controller. The operating device is configured to be selected a running capability of the vehicle. The controller configured to increase a running capability to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140180443 - Control device, integrated circuit, control method, and program: Provided is a control device that makes it possible to surely give an appropriate instruction to operate. An appliance control device that controls an electric appliance that performs one of a first operation and a second operation includes: a price obtaining unit that obtains information indicating a price of power;... Agent:

20140180442 - Methods and control systems for controlling an industrial system: A method and control system for industrial systems having a display of process variables permitting prompt action if an alarm occurs. The method includes receiving status-related data pertaining to a plurality of process variables, adjusting the status data to a value outside the predefined range of values if the system... Agent:

20140180444 - System and method for modifying a path for a machine: A system for modifying a path of operation of a machine includes a position sensor and a controller. The controller stores the path of operation, receives a plurality of position signals as the work implement moves material along the path of operation, and determines the position of the work surface.... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140180445 - Use of natural language in controlling devices: The invention discloses methods and apparatus based on tabular concepts which greatly simplify the configuration, maintenance and run-time operations of a broad range of electronic equipment control systems, including, but not limited to: (a) industrial controls, (b) supervisory control and data acquisition, such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and... Agent:

20140180446 - System and method for controlling electronic device using another electronic device: An electronic device is controlled by another electronic device which is installed with same operating system as the electronic device. An interface corresponding to an interface of the another electronic device, receives control signals generated by the another electronic device. An application module decodes the control signals. A virtual driver... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140180447 - Smart adapter and remote control system using the same: A remote control system includes a remote control device in the hands of a user, a smart gateway, and a smart adapters and a number of home devices. The smart gateway is connected to each home device via the smart adapter and power lines. The remote control device communicates with... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140180448 - Crowdsourced discovery of music for improving performance: Media components can be ranked based on their influence on athletic performance. A score can be computed for a media component based on an individual's athletic performance during output of that media item in comparison with the individual's athletic performance during the output of different media items, or in the... Agent: Google Inc.

20140180452 - Disparity correction for location-aware distributed sporting events: Various embodiments facilitate location-aware distributed competitions. In one embodiment, a system facilitates a distributed sporting event that includes multiple players traveling over non-uniform courses that are remote from one another. The system includes a manager that receives state information, such as location information, from client devices used by each of... Agent:

20140180449 - Self-learning system for water sport users: The present disclosure relates to a self-learning system for water sport users which comprises a wearable camera device, a computer and a learning data base. The carrying camera comprises a fixing element, a bearing element and a waterproof camera. The fixing element is disposed on a human body. The bearing... Agent:

20140180451 - Trajectory detection and feedback system for tennis: A system for capturing and analyzing a trajectory of a tennis ball or other object associated with a play of a game of tennis and providing feedback is described. The system may be designed to capture and analyze a trajectory of a tennis ball during various activities related to the... Agent: Pillar Vision, Inc.

20140180450 - Video and audio evaluation method and system: A method of scouting players in a sporting event, the method comprising: configuring a computer to operate as a scouting information management engine; receiving, by the scouting information management engine, scouting data; creating a multimedia scouting report using the scouting data received by the scouting information management engine; configuring an... Agent:

20140180455 - Wearable device assembly having athletic functionality and milestone tracking: A wearable device assembly has a housing supporting a controller, display and indicator system thereon. The controller has at least one sensor wherein activity of a user wearing the device is detected. The controller selectively illuminates the indicator system to indicate a level of activity of the user.... Agent: Nike, Inc.

20140180456 - Wearable device assembly having athletic functionality and session tracking: A wearable device assembly has a housing supporting a controller, display and indicator system thereon. The controller has at least one sensor wherein activity of a user wearing the device is detected. The controller selectively illuminates the indicator system to indicate a level of activity of the user.... Agent: Nike, Inc.

20140180454 - Wearable device assembly having athletic functionality and streak tracking: A wearable device assembly has a housing supporting a controller, display and indicator system thereon. The controller has at least one sensor wherein activity of a user wearing the device is detected. The controller selectively illuminates the indicator system to indicate a level of activity of the user.... Agent: Nike, Inc.

20140180453 - Wearable device assembly having athletic functionality and trend tracking: A wearable device assembly has a housing supporting a controller, display and indicator system thereon. The controller has at least one sensor wherein activity of a user wearing the device is detected. The controller selectively illuminates the indicator system to indicate a level of activity of the user.... Agent: Nike, Inc.

20140180458 - Controlling the execution speed of a processor in an audio processing system: This disclosure is directed to techniques for controlling the execution speed of a processor that executes audio processing algorithms. In some examples, the execution speed of the processor may be controlled based on one or more delay parameters that are obtained from querying one or more tasks that execute the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140180457 - Electronic device to align audio flow: An electronic device is provided that includes an input device to provide first audio signals, an output device to receive second audio signals, and logic to receive the first audio signals and to provide an audio input flow. The logic to further receive an audio output flow and to provide... Agent:

20140180459 - Hdmi signal processing system and method: An HDMI signal processing system and a signal processing method are provided. The system includes a signal-receiving unit, an audio-extracting unit, and an audio-processing unit. An HDMI signal from an HDMI signal source is received at the signal-receiving unit. An audio signal is extracted from the received HDMI signal by... Agent: Much-ip Co., Ltd.

20140180460 - Vibrating footwear device and entertainment system for use therewith: A footwear device for enhancing an entertainment experience in accordance with an embodiment of the present application includes a first actuator mounted in the footwear device and operable to impart a vibration to the footwear device based on an indication of reproduced sound included in the entertainment experience. A vibration... Agent:

20140180461 - Real-time activity planning and monitoring of activity execution: A request to calculate workload for a number of time buckets is received. In response to the request, one or more sets of activities with equal execution timeframe are determined. In one aspect, for the one or more sets of activities, net execution duration of activities from the one or... Agent:

20140180463 - Computer automated development of an orthodontic treatment plan and appliance: A computer is used to create a plan for repositioning an orthodontic patient's teeth. The computer receives an initial digital data set representing the patient's teeth at their initial positions and a final digital data set representing the teeth at their final positions. The computer then uses the data sets... Agent: Align Technology, Inc.

20140180462 - Method for estimating patterns to be printed on a plate or mask by means of electron-beam lithography and corresponding printing device: Furthermore, each calibration pattern printed includes a central zone exposed to the electron beam and a plurality of surrounding concentric zones with rotational symmetry. The characteristic dimensions measured are characteristic dimensions (CD) of the central zones of the patterns. The estimation of the point spread function (PSF) is calculated by... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Ene Alt

20140180464 - System having a central license management unit and a tool apparatus: A system has a central license management unit and at least one tool apparatus. The at least one tool apparatus includes at least one communication apparatus and a computation unit that is provided for the purpose of switching at least one function of the tool apparatus to available mode on... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140180465 - Method and apparatus for a cutting process automatic generation tool of cam: In a conventional CAM apparatus, cutting regions and a tool axis angle by which the cutting time is minimized cannot be automatically set for a finish shape having a free formed surface shape. Accordingly, the CAM apparatus generates quadrangle-shaped patterns of cutting regions using coordinate data of a finish shape... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140180466 - Numerical control apparatus: Devices, which correspond to I/O control signals that respectively control peripheral devices (114), and power consumptions of the peripheral devices are previously registered as parameters (103), and a state monitoring section (110) monitors whether I/O control signals are in on-state, and calculates an operating time, and a power amount calculating... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140180467 - Load display device for machine tool: A load display device for a machine tool acquires machine coordinate values and load values for axes of the machine tool for each predetermined time from an axis drive control unit for drivingly controlling the machine tool. Three-dimensional coordinate values of a tool center point is calculated to obtain a... Agent: Fanuc Corporation

20140180468 - Distribution warehouse and method for arranging different articles in an order-oriented manner by means of a reduced buffer: A method for arranging different articles in an order-oriented manner from a long-term warehouse in accordance with a plurality of orders, comprising a) defining an analysis quantity; b) quasi-continuously transferring stored articles in an article-pure manner from the long-term warehouse to the short-term warehouse by selecting an arbitrary one of... Agent:

20140180469 - Method and apparatus for an automated tool handling system for a multilevel cleanspace fabricator: The present invention provides methods and apparatus capable of routine placement and replacement of fabricator tools in a designated tool location. The tool location can be selected from multiple tool locations arranged in a matrix with horizontal and vertical designations. The operation may be fully automated. In another aspect, the... Agent:

20140180470 - Bin allocation method of point light sources for constructing light source sets: A bin allocation method of point light sources for constructing light source sets is provided. In this method, a matching matrix corresponding to each light source set product is provided for showing feasible combinations of bin codes of the point light sources which can be used for constructing the light... Agent: National Cheng Kung University

20140180471 - Control device and control method for controlling carriers in a machine: A control device (50) and a conveying method for conveying carriers (40 to 49) in a machine (1) are provided. The control device (50) comprises a determining unit (51) for determining the velocity of a carrier (40 to 49) in a first conveying device (10) in which carriers (40 to... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140180473 - Method for operating at least one vending machine: A method for operating at least one vending machine. A food product to be prepared by the vending machine and dispensed to a consumer is remotely ordered by the consumer over at least one wireless and/or wired communications link, the order being transmitted to the vending machine over the same... Agent: Mfl Suisse Gmbh

20140180472 - Product selection system and method for vending machine: A product selection system for a vending machine is provided which is immune to human misbehavior or uncertainty. The system includes a main controller and a plurality of product selection panels connected to the main controller. Each product selection panel includes a plurality of keys, each of which is associated... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (wuhan) Co., Ltd.

20140180474 - \"method for distribution, vending and replacement of goods through automatic vending machines installed on board of vehicles of public transportation (vt); automatic vending machines and equipment for installation of automatic vending machines on vehicles: An operating method for vending of goods in automatic vending machines developed to be placed on board of vehicles of public transportation, such as city buses or long distance buses, subway cars, trains, vessels, places and any locations of human busy movement; the replacement of machines or goods through a... Agent:

20140180475 - Cabinet with remote integration: Devices, systems, and methods are described for remotely managing items that are configured to be stored in at least one dispensing device. This include receiving user identification information at a host computer system from an electronic device that is remotely located from the dispensing device. This also includes transmitting from... Agent: Mv Circuit Design, Inc.

20140180476 - Method, apparatus, and computer program product for the dispensing and identification of medication: Example embodiments of the present invention may provide an efficient method of identifying unit doses of medication, and more specifically, to dispensing, identifying, packaging, and marking unit doses of medication for distribution. In particular, methods may include receiving a plurality of unit dose medications, dispensing one of the plurality of... Agent: Mckesson Automation Inc.

20140180478 - Autonomous robot apparatus and method for controlling the same: An autonomous robot apparatus that is activated to perform a work routine upon detecting the accumulation of precipitation. In one aspect, the invention can be an autonomous robot apparatus comprising: a chassis; a plurality of wheels mounted to the chassis; a drive system mounted to the chassis and operably coupled... Agent: Robolabs, Inc.

20140180477 - Gripper apparatus and method for controlling the same: A gripper apparatus and its control method are provided. The gripper apparatus includes at least one gripper unit, and each gripper unit is configured with a first connecting rod and a second connecting rod. In addition, there is an elastic part disposed at the joint of the first and the... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140180479 - Bagging with robotic arm: Systems and methods are disclosed for automatically or semi-automatically depositing retail items into a bag using a robotic arm. Embodiments of the present disclosure comprise a camera, an image processor, and a robotic arm control module to analyze and attempt to identify an item. Human intervention may be utilized to... Agent: Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

20140180480 - Comfort control system, user-end subsystem thereof, and system-end device thereof: A comfort control system includes a user-end subsystem and a system-end subsystem. The user-end subsystem includes an environmental control device, a sensor and a communication apparatus. The environmental control device adjusts an environmental factor value of a predetermined area. The sensor senses an activity value of a user. The communication... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140180482 - Control device for link mechanism: Provided is a control device for a link mechanism capable of preventing a damage of joint mechanisms even in the case of a collision of a movable part against an external object. The control device 30 includes: a characteristic determination unit 34 which determines desired stiffness k_cmd_i of an elastic... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140180481 - Method of controlling portable device and portable device thereof: A method of controlling a portable device based on variation of a magnetic field by a detachable pen attached to the portable device and a portable device thereof is provided. The method includes detecting variation of a magnetic field due to at least one of an attaching, a detaching, and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

20140180483 - Intelligent thermostatic control method and device for an air conditioner blowing cold and hot air: An intelligent thermostatic method for an air conditioner blowing cold and hot air has steps of calculating an estimated thermal load according to an indoor temperature, an outdoor temperature, a configured temperature, a sunlight intensity, and a cooling/heating capacity corresponding to the estimated thermal load; adjusting the air conditioner according... Agent: Automotive Research & Testing Center

20140180484 - Fan noise and vibration elimination system: A fan noise and vibration elimination system includes a sound wave sensor, a vibration sensor, a computing controller, a sound wave generator and a vibration generator. The sound wave sensor and the vibration sensor respectively receive noise and vibration produced by a fan during operation thereof to generate corresponding sound... Agent: Asia Vital Components (china) Co., Ltd.

20140180485 - Optimized technique for staging and de-staging pumps in a multiple pump system: Apparatus is provided featuring a signal processor or processing module configured at least to: receive signaling containing information about system energy consumption related to multiple pump combinations running in a multiple pump system; and determine whether to stage or de-stage a pump in the multiple pump system, based at least... Agent: Itt Manufacturing Enterprises LLC

20140180488 - Electronic apparatus, and control method and control program of the same: According to one embodiment, a receiving unit is configured to receive a notification of an application for operation permission based on an operation input from a first device, and a transmitting unit is configured to make a power saving command for a second device based on the application for operation... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140180489 - Method for efficiency-driven operation of dispatchable sources and storage units in energy systems: The invention is directed to a method or management system which 1) dispatches high efficiency generators first, 2) charges/discharges energy storage units in a way to enhance efficiency of generators in the system or avoid the necessity of dispatching generators during their low efficiency operations at all. In this way... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.

20140180486 - Multi-zone plug-in load control device: A multi-zone plug-in load control device controls a plug-in electrical load in a predefined manner in response to received wireless digital messages depending upon which of a plurality of electrical receptacles into which the one of the electrical loads is plugged. The load control device receives wireless digital messages representative... Agent: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

20140180487 - Operational coordination of load control devices: A load control device for controlling the power delivered from an AC power source to an electrical load is able to receive radio-frequency (RF) signals from a Wi-Fi-enabled device, such as a smart phone, via a wireless local area network. The load control device comprises a controllably conductive device, a... Agent: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

20140180490 - Smart power strip: A power strip includes a controller that controls the transfer of electricity to one or more outlet electrical connectors based at least in part on a set of rules and certain status information. Some embodiments provide for apparatuses and methods of controlling the transfer of electricity to one or more... Agent:

20140180491 - System and method for reducing peak and off-peak electricity demand by monitoring, controlling and metering lighting in a facility: A method of reducing electricity usage during peak demand periods includes the steps of establishing predetermined load reduction criteria representative of a desire by a power provider to reduce loading on an electricity supply grid, and coordinating with a facility having lighting equipment to permit the power provider to turn-off... Agent: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.

20140180492 - Decentralized energy management in automation installations: Method for anticipatory regulation of energy flows in an electrical supply grid of an automation installation, which includes a number of connecting devices that are connected to the electrical supply grid, wherein the connecting devices exchange information with respect to their energy requirements or their energy supply among one another... Agent:

20140180493 - Device and method for improving the response time of a temperature control device: A system comprising: (a) a temperature controlled device; (b) a primary energy source; (c) an electronic device, an electro-mechanical device, or both comprising: (i) a secondary energy source; (ii) a switching device; (iii) a measuring device; and (iv) optionally a controller; wherein the temperature controlled device is connected to the... Agent: W.e.t. Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140180494 - Test head vertical support system: A manipulator for translating a load along an axis of translation is provided. The manipulator comprises an outer column and a telescoping column positioned adjacent the outer column. The telescoping column is attached to the load and configured to translate the load along the axis of translation. At least one... Agent: Intest Corporation

  
06/19/2014 > 65 patent applications in 43 patent subcategories.

20140172121 - System and method for configuring a field device of a control system: A system and method for configuring a field device of a control system is provided. The system includes a mobile computing device for communicating with a wireless adapter coupled to the field device. The mobile computing device receives an application module via a wireless network communication module. The application module,... Agent:

20140172122 - Systems and methods for activation and deactivation of appliances: Systems and methods are provided for an appliance system. The system includes an appliance, and a processor connected to the appliance such that the processor places the appliance in one of an enabled state and a disabled state. The processor is configured to track usage of the appliance and to... Agent: D.light Design, Inc.

20140172123 - User terminal apparatus, network apparatus, and control method thereof: A network apparatus including a communicator to perform communication with a plurality of devices and a user terminal apparatus to control the plurality of devices is provided. A controller generates control signals to control the plurality of devices based on a user command received from the user terminal apparatus, and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140172124 - Method and device for monitoring signal levels: A method for monitoring the signal levels of signals that are generated, for the purpose of detecting a magnetic field, by a plurality of Hall sensors, includes determining an average value of the signal levels. The method further includes comparing a progression of the average value with an expected progression... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140172125 - Dynamic parameter tuning using particle swarm optimization: Dynamic parameter tuning using particle swarm optimization is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a system for dynamically tuning parameters comprising a control unit; and a system for receiving parameters tuned by the control unit. The control unit receives as input a model selection and definitions, and dynamically tunes a value... Agent: Operation Technology, Inc.

20140172126 - Reduced complexity auto-tuning process controller system and method: The reduced complexity auto-tuning process controller system and method is a control scheme in which, for each process variable, a single gain K, which is initialized with a sufficiently small value, is iteratively auto-tuned using a predetermined discrete sample time and learning rate. A plant error is calculated and summed... Agent: King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

20140172127 - Instrument system with portable computing device: A system for operating a machine includes a portable computing device removably mounted on the machine. A controller is configured to determine authorized functionality of the machine based upon the data codes from the portable computing device, to determine the operating conditions of the machine and images to be displayed... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140172128 - Remote control system for a machine: A controller implemented method of remotely operating a machine includes determining, for each of a plurality of operating conditions of the machine, a predetermined configuration of a machine instrument array and removably mounting a portable computing device on a remote control console. The method further includes defining a configuration of... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140172129 - Machine control device: A machine control device includes a control unit body and a display operation device that can be separated from the control unit body. The display operation device uses a mechanism which does not use power while the display operation device waits for charging. The display operation device is automatically turned... Agent: Fanuc Corporation

20140172130 - Modular system and associated method: A method for setting-up a module of a modular industrial control system so that the module is easily integrated into the modular system is disclosed along with a method for setting-up a modular industrial control system for connecting a new module to the modular industrial control system, a module for... Agent: Control Techniques Limited

20140172131 - All-in-one computer with keyboard control system: A keyboard control system used in an all-in-one computer includes a sensing module, a processing module, and a control module. The sensing module is used to sense the distance between a user and the sensing module and output a distance. The processing module is connected to the sensing module and... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (wuhan) Co., Ltd.

20140172132 - Sensor data extraction system, sensor data extraction method, and computer-readable storage medium having sensor data extraction program stored thereon: A sensor data extraction system of the present invention includes an exercise data obtaining section which obtains exercise data related to an exercise status of a human body, an extraction condition specifying section which specifies an extraction condition for extracting a portion required for analysis processing using the exercise data,... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20140172133 - System, method, and apparatus for powering, controlling, and communicating with led lights using modified power-over-ethernet: A smart grid system, method, and apparatus for powering, controlling, and communicating with light emitting diode (LED) lights using Modified Power over Ethernet (M-PoE), which includes capabilities such as the added capability for PoE ports to be turned on-off in response to a signal, and to be have a PoE... Agent:

20140172134 - Apparel having sensor system: A sensor system configured for use with an article of apparel includes one or a plurality of sensors formed of a polymeric material having a conductive particulate material dispersed therein and conductive leads connecting the sensors to a port. The leads may also be formed of a polymeric material having... Agent: Nike, Inc.

20140172135 - Disparity correction for location-aware distributed sporting events: Various embodiments facilitate location-aware distributed competitions. In one embodiment, a system facilitates a distributed sporting event that includes multiple players traveling over non-uniform courses that are remote from one another. The system includes a manager that receives state information, such as location information, from client devices used by each of... Agent:

20140172136 - Exercise support device, exercise support method, and computer-readable storage medium having exercise support program stored therein: An exercise support device includes: a display section which has a display area where a first object as a virtual mobile object and a second object corresponding to a user are displayed; and a control section which controls display positions of the first object and the second object in the... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20140172138 - Information types for an app rating system: A technique to automatically provide assistance with the selection of an app for an electronic game is described. An apparatus may comprise an app rating application arranged to receive as input game performance information representing gameplay of an electronic game. The app rating application may process the game performance information... Agent: Cbs Interactive Inc.

20140172137 - System and method for promoting and tracking physical activity among a participating group of individuals: A system and method of tracking physical activity of a person in order to help motivate that person to add more exercise to their lives. Each participant is provided a motion sensor that detects forces incurred by the participant. The motion sensor creates electronic data that corresponds to the forces... Agent:

20140172139 - Question classification and feature mapping in a deep question answering system: System, method, and computer program product to identify relevant features in a deep question answering system, by classifying a first case received by the deep question answering system, and, while training the deep question answering system to answer the first case, identifying a first feature in the first case, computing... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140172141 - Acoustic data transmission based on groups of audio receivers: Techniques are disclosed for acoustic data reception. Playback of modified audio content is acoustically detected by a first receiving entity and a second receiving entity operatively connected to the first receiving entity via a network. The modified audio content is generated by encoding specified data into specified audio content such... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

20140172140 - Method and apparatus for cross device audio sharing: A method and apparatus for providing cross device sharing of audio content. Computing devices are configured with an audio sharing component, and the audio sharing components of multiple computing devices are connected through a communications link thus forming a virtual audio channel. One computing device is selected as the destination... Agent: Lookout Inc.

20140172142 - Blend plan optimization for not-from-concentrate consumable products: A blending plan for not-from-concentrate consumable products, such as liquid food and beverage products, may be optimized by utilizing a computing device executing a software algorithm. The computing device may receive inputs associated with a blending plan for the production of a consumable product over a predetermined time interval. The... Agent: The Coca-cola Company

20140172143 - Control apparatus and control method for robot arm, robot, control program for robot arm, and integrated electronic circuit: In a control apparatus for a robot arm, the feedback rule generating section generates a feedback rule in accordance with relationship between a time point of generation of a stimulus and variation in behavior after elapse of a reaction time in taught data as detected by the information variation point... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140172144 - System and method for determining surface defects: A method determines a defect on a surface of an object. A symmetric representation of at least part of the object is generated and a pair of unmatched areas between the surface of the object and a surface of the symmetric representation is determined. Next, the defect on the surface... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.

20140172145 - Machine control system employing lathe tool and milling cutter: A machine control system includes an input module, a worktable, a first sliding module, a second sliding module, a lathe feeding module, a lathe tool connected to the lathe feeding module, a milling feeding module, a milling cutter connected to the milling feeding module, and a control module. The control... Agent: Fu Ding Electronical Technology (jiashan) Co.,ltd.

20140172146 - Machine control system employing lathe tool and scraping cutter: A machine control system includes an input module, a worktable, a first sliding module, a second sliding module, a lathe feeding module, a lathe tool connected to the lathe feeding module, a scraping feeding module, a scraping cutter connected to the scraping feeding module, and a control module. The control... Agent: Fu Ding Electronical Technology (jiashan) Co.,ltd.

20140172147 - Regeneration system for a forge die: A regenerating system for a forge die (1) according to the invention comprises a detecting device (10) of a shape (2) of a die (1) to be regenerated, a welding apparatus (30) configured such as to deposit welding material in the die (1), and a processor configured such as to... Agent: D.g. Weld S.r.l.

20140172148 - Method and system for programmable numerical control: A method of controlling a machine tool and other controlled devices, as well as a programmable numerical control (PNC) system, are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the method of controlling includes receiving a first part program at a programmable logic controller (PLC), and storing the first part program in... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

20140172149 - System for positioning a tool in a work space: A system for assisting in the use by an operator of the operating element of a tool at desired locations at a worksite, includes a stationary control and a position sensor secured to the tool. The stationary control is located at the worksite, and has data stored therein specifying one... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited

20140172150 - Apparatus and method for positioning geometric model: Apparatus for positioning geometric model, which comprises: a machine tool; a control unit, electrically coupled to the machine tool; a storage unit, electrically coupled to the control unit; a positioning module, electrically coupled to the storage unit; a virtual target geometry module, electrically coupled to the positioning module; and a... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140172151 - Numerical control device: A numerical control device analyzes a machining program containing one or more unit machining programs and displays a process shape figure (141a, 144a) obtained by executing the unit machining program. The device includes a machining-program analyzing unit that analyzes the unit machining program and acquires process shape information having parameters... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140172152 - Method and apparatus for customizing tool paths: A method and apparatus for customizing tool paths. A reference tool path is identified for a tool based on an expected shape for a surface of an object. Offset data is generated for a plurality of sample points identified for use in evaluating the surface of the object. The offset... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140172153 - Numerical control device: In a numerical control device, with respect to an intervening variable within a posture adjustment interval, the transfer command derivation unit obtains a position coordinate of a tip point on a tip path corresponding to the intervening variable and a position coordinate of a midair point on a midair path... Agent: Shin Nippon Koki Co., Ltd.

20140172154 - Method and system using sample processing system and storage units: In some embodiments of the invention, the central controller may comprise a processor and a computer readable medium coupled to the processor. The computer readable medium comprises code, executable by the processor to implement a method. The method comprises identifying, by the processor, a sample container or a sample container... Agent: Beckman Coulter, Inc.

20140172156 - Feed station for feeding flat items to a processing apparatus: A feed station feeds a flow of items along a transport path, in which a path, a path point W2 is orthogonal to the position of a first transport roller, a path point W3 is orthogonal to the position of a sensor, and a path point W4 is orthogonal to... Agent:

20140172155 - Flow control conveyor: The discharge case length rate of a collector conveyor is controlled to provide a more consistent case length rate to the infeed of a downstream conveyor, such as a singulator conveyor, to control or maintain a desired case length rate at the exit of the collector conveyor without stopping the... Agent: Intelligrated Headquaters, LLC

20140172158 - Medication dispensing cart: Embodiments of the invention provide medication dispensing carts and methods. The medication dispensing carts may include a base having wheels that allow the carts to be transported within a facility, a computing device configured to receive input from a user, a display device communicatively coupled with the computing device for... Agent: Mv Circuit Design, Inc.

20140172157 - Portable pay at the pump: The Consumer initiates a purchase via a consumer device application. The device captures the dispenser identification, as appropriate. The portable device accumulates the dispenser identification, localized data, and unique mobile data, then securely transmits the data elements to the gateway system via the mobile network, Internet, or private data network... Agent:

20140172159 - Vending machine: A vending machine having a goods store, a goods dispensing apparatus and a user interface contains a goods input region for inserting goods to be returned and an identification apparatus for the goods which interacts with a data processing device and a data memory. The present invention also relates to... Agent: Findbox Gmbh

20140172160 - Medication dosage dispensing system and methods having customization and modification for medicine dispensing configurations: A patient customizes or modifies the doses of medicine(s) that is then reflected in the configuration of medicine packs created for the patient. The patient sends a request to the doctor or pharmacy to customize or modify the dosage schedule so that the patient takes the medicine when convenient or... Agent:

20140172161 - Controlling dispensing of items: A device for controlling dispensing of items, includes a frame 34; at least one drawer 16 slidably mounted to the frame, the drawer having a plurality of storage sections 21; a plurality of access panels 3, each associated with one of the storage sections; control means operable to control movement... Agent:

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20140172163 - Apparatus and method for selecting lasting feeling of machine: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for selecting lasting feeling of a machine. The apparatus for selecting lasting feeling of a machine includes an behavior combination extraction unit configured to extract behavior combinations expressing feelings of a machine; and a continuity determination unit configured to determine whether a behavior... Agent: Korea Institute Of Industrial Technology

20140172164 - Automated system for applying disinfectant to the teats of dairy livestock: A method for applying a substance to the teats of a dairy livestock comprises extending a robotic arm between the legs of a dairy livestock positioned in a stall. The method continues by rotating a linear member of a spray tool about an axis that is perpendicular to the robotic... Agent: Technologies Holdings Corp.

20140172165 - Robot operation system having a plurality of robots: A robot operation system including a plurality of robots, by which a cost and/or operators of the system are reduced. The operation system includes one component supplying unit, a plurality of operation units, and a component conveying device which connects the component supplying unit and each operation unit and conveys... Agent: Fanuc Corporation

20140172167 - Teaching data generator, robot system, and method for generating teaching data: A teaching data generator includes a storage device. An arithmetic device includes a first window display section to cause a display device to display a first window displaying first images respectively corresponding to some pieces of work unit job data stored in the storage device and included in teaching data.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140172166 - Treatment device for hemiplegia: The treatment device for hemiplegia comprises a robot which is putted on the hemiplegic side of the body of a subject; a motion measurement unit for measuring the motion of the healthy side of the body of the subject; and a control which is connected with the robot and the... Agent: Snu R&db Foundation

20140172168 - Method of controlling gait of robot: A method of controlling the gait of a wearable robot using foot sensors of the robot. Whether or not the robot is walking is determined. When the robot is walking, whether the robot is supported on both feet or one foot using the foot sensors is determined. When the robot... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140172169 - Method and system for extracting intended torque for wearable robot: A method for extracting intended torque for a wearable robot includes a motor torque calculating step, a link rotation calculating step and an intended torque calculating step. In the motor torque calculating step, motor torque is calculated from the angular velocity of rotation of the motor. In the link rotation... Agent:

20140172170 - Method and system for extracting intended torque for wearable robot: Provided are a method and system for extracting intended torque for a wearable robot. The method makes use of an angle or angular velocity of rotation of a motor driving a joint and an angle or angular velocity of rotation of a link connected to the joint, and includes a... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140172171 - Method for controlling two arms of a robot: A method of controlling two arms of a robot including: a finding-out step of finding out position differences in axial directions of an end of one arm and an end of the other arm; a generating step of generating a virtual force at the end of the other arm based... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140172172 - Method for improving sensitivity of robot: A method of improving sensitivity of a robot which includes: a calculation step, an induction step and a conversion step. The calculation step calculates angular velocities of joints of a robot. The induction step determines induced accelerations at the end of the robot by converting the angular velocities of the... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140172173 - Fuzzy controls of towed objects: A fuzzy logic controller for controlling towed objects includes comprises a winch controller to control extension or retraction of a tow cable based on a control signal. A fuzzy logic controller controls a speed at which the tow cable is extended or retracted. The fuzzy logic controller includes an altitude... Agent: Aai Corporation

20140172175 - Handheld electronic device and method of remotely controlling household appliances using the handheld electronic device: In a method to remotely control household appliances using a handheld electronic device, a power-on signal is sent to a household appliance to power on the household appliance. A model list is provided for receiving a model corresponding to the household appliance selected from the model list, and a control... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140172174 - System and method for controlling electrically-powered trash compactors and receptacles: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for controlling electrically-powered trash compactors and receptacles. The system first receives data associated with a storage receptacle configured to communicate with the system via a network, wherein the data is received from a server storing information transmitted by the storage receptacle, the storage receptacle... Agent: Big Belly Solar, Inc.

20140172176 - User status- and user behavior-based control system and method for building technology systems and components: A building-installation control system comprises at least one interface unit for functional coupling to a building-installation functional unit, and a user status determination arrangement designed to determine a current building user status, wherein on the basis of the current building user status, a control specification for the building-installation function unit... Agent: Tado&#xba Gmbh

20140172177 - Systems and methods for real time monitoring of gas hydrate formation: Disclosed are systems and methods for monitoring a drilling fluid for the formation of gas hydrates. One system includes a borehole containing a drilling fluid being circulated therethrough, a first optical computing device arranged in the borehole and having at least one integrated computational element configured to optically interact with... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140172178 - Control method of an in-house device using a control kit and control method for a water purifier using a control kit: There is provided a control method of an in-house device using a control kit having a communications unit communicating with the in-house device and an interface unit, including: the control kit receiving state information including product information regarding the in-house device from the in-house device; the control kit displaying the... Agent: Coway Co., Ltd.

20140172179 - System and method for dispensing fuel: A system for dispensing fuel may include a fuel dispenser and a server configured to communicate directly with a plurality of fuel dispensers that are remote from one another. The fuel dispenser may include a housing, a fuel dispensing apparatus mounted in the housing, a controller operatively coupled to the... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20140172180 - Systems and methods to adjust irrigation: An irrigation system includes an irrigation controller with an adjust feature and at least one sensor. The irrigation system further includes a sensor control unit operatively connected to the irrigation controller and the at least one sensor. The sensor control unit is configured to calculate an irrigation value using a... Agent: Hunter Industries, Inc.

20140172181 - Electronic device having power generation function, control method of electronic device having power generation function, and portable electronic device having power generation function, and control method of portable electronic device having power genera: An electronic device is equipped with power generating means (unit), a secondary battery, a device, charging detection means (unit), battery voltage detection means (unit), and a time display control means (unit). The time display control means (unit) is equipped with an operation suspension portion, an operation resumption portion, a timer,... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140172183 - Power apparatus: A power apparatus comprising an input connectable to a mains electrical supply; an energy storage device; a supply converter selectively connectable to an electrical supply to convert electrical power from the electrical supply to energy for storage in the energy storage device; a load converter arranged to convert energy from... Agent: Empower Energy Pty Ltd

20140172182 - System and method for energy distribution: A system and method for controlling the distribution of energy from a plurality of energy resources to a load. The system includes an energy system controller to control the distribution of energy to an electric load provided by a plurality of energy resources. The energy resources include dispatchable sources of... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140172184 - Systems and methods for plug load control and management: The present invention is directed to methods and systems for control of loads that are connected to plugs. Through the use of various embodiments of the present invention one may allow a plurality of users to control the use of power by individual loads and dynamically configurable sets of loads... Agent: Thinkeco, Inc.

20140172185 - Setting-independent climate regulator control: Climate regulation within an enclosure (e.g., a server cabinet) may involve a climate regulator device that reports a set of available settings (e.g., fan speeds of a fan array) to a computational unit that selects among the available settings. However, such techniques involve bidirectional communication between the climate regulator device... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

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