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Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications

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02/05/2015 > 55 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.

20150039099 - Control device, and control method: Provided is a control device capable of reducing power consumption in a control system. The control device includes a master control unit and at least one slave control unit that is connected to the master control unit via a communication line. The master control unit includes a circuit for, upon... Agent:

20150039100 - Control method: A control method includes: displaying candidate information on a user interface region of a display unit in an information terminal; obtaining, via a network, an operation history of each of apparatuses which indicates an operation performed on the corresponding apparatus; displaying, on the user interface region, a dialog for prompting... Agent:

20150039101 - Using friction compensation modeling to move a control project: Apparatus and method for moving a control object, such as but not limited to a data read/write transducer adjacent a rotatable magnetic recording medium in a data storage system. In accordance with some embodiments, a compensation value is calculated for a baseline friction model which predicts friction in a positioning... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC

20150039103 - Control device and control system for converter: The present disclosure relates to a control device and a control system for a converter. The control device according to the present disclosure includes: a touchscreen adapted to provide a human-machine interface; a communication adapter plate connected to the touchscreen, the touchscreen communicating with the communication adapter plate using a... Agent: Rockwell Automation Control Solutions (harbin) Co., Ltd.

20150039104 - Remote controlling method, communication device, and computer-readable storage medium recorded with computer program for performing remote control: A mobile device is provided with a communication unit which performs communication via wireless communication, a display unit, and a display control unit which controls the display unit to display a setting input screen for allowing the user to input setting of a household electrical device. The communication unit transmits... Agent:

20150039102 - System and method for presenting information in an industrial monitoring system: A system includes an industrial monitor configured to receive inputs from a plurality of sensors coupled to a mechanical system. The industrial monitor is configured to determine a plurality of measurements of the mechanical system in operation based, at least in part, on the received inputs. The system also includes... Agent: General Electric Company

20150039105 - Home intelligence system and method: A home intelligence system and method for use in a house and interaction with appliances in the house. The system includes an identification sensor that is configured to detect presence of a home member and identify ID information of the home member. The system further includes a data logger that... Agent:

20150039106 - Fitness device and method for automatically checking for the correct performance of a fitness exercise: A stationary fitness device for set-up in a fitness studio is provided. The stationary fitness device comprises a sensor equipment for the contactless detection of the motions of a user of the fitness device and for forwarding signals generated by the sensor equipment on the basis of the motions of... Agent:

20150039107 - System and method for ranking a group of athletes: A scorebook system and related methods for receiving optimal performance and weight classification data for wrestlers of any age and background, creating brackets for a tournament event, providing live scoring and real-time statistical data at a wrestling meet and thereafter, analyzing and reporting statistical information about the meets, teams and... Agent: National Wrestling Coaches Accociation

20150039108 - Apparatus and method for processing receiver-customized message: An apparatus for processing a receiver-customized message includes a voice recognizer to recognize an instruction to send a message from a driver. An information collector collects information included in the instruction. A message creator creates a message including the information collected by the information collector taking into account the relationship... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150039110 - Multi-parametric analysis of snore sounds for the community screening of sleep apnea with non-gaussianity index: A parameter quantifying deviation from Gaussianity distribution of a patient's sounds, in the form of a non-Gaussianity distribution index, may be used to assist in diagnosis of sleep dysfunction such as OSAHS. A method for diagnosing a sleeping disorder of a subject includes processing a digitized audio signal from the... Agent:

20150039109 - Obtaining content from remote source for playback: Examples include a playback device with a network interface and memory with program instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the playback device to (a) receive, via the network interface from a network device communicatively coupled to the playback device over a LAN, an address identifying a network location... Agent:

20150039111 - Recording/transferring program, recording/transferring apparatus, and recording/transferring method: Disclosed herein is a recording/transferring program that causes an information processing apparatus to perform the steps of: generating programming information for programming the information processing apparatus to record a particular content; starting recording of the particular content onto a recording medium in accordance with the programming information; and automatically transferring,... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150039112 - Supervisory process control and manufacturing information system application having an extensible component model: A template-based supervisory process control and manufacturing information application development facility is disclosed that includes a number of time-saving application development tools that significantly enhance design productivity and allow re-using of previously developed application building blocks. The development facility includes an application object template library that stores a set of... Agent: Invensys Systems, Inc.

20150039113 - Method and apparatus for 3d printing along natural direction: To solve the problem above, the following means are to be used. First, a method for modeling 3D objects by using an extended solid-model, which contains the natural direction of each part represented as a vector at each location in the model. Second, when slicing an object, perform the following... Agent:

20150039114 - Selection of phosphors and leds in a multi-chip emitter for a single white color bin: An emitter for an LED-based lighting device has multiple groups of LEDs that are independently addressable, allowing the emitter to be tuned to a desired color bin (e.g., a specific white color) by adjusting the relative current supplied to different groups. The LED dies for the groups and a phosphor... Agent:

20150039115 - Method for providing instruction on setup changeover work in component mounting system, and component mounting system: A component mounting system derives work instruction information defining setup changeover work necessary to change an arrangement state of parts feeders from a current arrangement state to a first arrangement state for producing a first substrate type based on current feeder arrangement information corresponding to the current arrangement state and... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20150039116 - Substrate processing system, management device, and display method: A substrate processing system includes a substrate processing apparatus configured to process a substrate, and a management device configured to display specified information transmitted from the substrate processing apparatus on a display unit. The substrate processing apparatus includes a processing environment measuring unit configured to measure information on a substrate... Agent: Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.

20150039117 - Apparatus and method of segmenting sensor data output from a semiconductor manufacturing facility: An apparatus and method of segmenting sensor data are provided. The apparatus includes a sensor, a first segmentation unit, a continuity evaluation unit, a second segmentation unit, and a segmentation determination unit. The sensor collects sensor data for a process of the semiconductor manufacturing facility. The first segmentation unit extracts... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150039118 - Event processing based system for manufacturing yield improvement: An event processing system identifies a process event associated with an identified defect in a manufacturing process. The event processing system selects a plurality of data elements from a manufacturing data source based on the process event. The manufacturing data source is associated with the manufacturing process during execution of... Agent:

20150039119 - Method for setting up work piece based on vision: According to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, a method of setting up a work piece based on a vision is present. The method of setting up a work piece based on a vision comprises: calculating a start point of a work piece from the image of a work... Agent:

20150039120 - Simplified system and method for managing the feed of a plurality of yarns at constant tension and/or velocity to a textile machine: A system and method for managing the feed of a plurality of yarns at constant tension and/or velocity to a textile machine of circular, loom or yarn preparation type, the yarns being fed to the machine by a corresponding plurality of feed devices. Setting controller is provided, connected to the... Agent: Btsr International S.p.a.

20150039121 - 3d machine vision scanning information extraction system: A 3D machine vision scanning system having a scanner head for obtaining raw scan data from a target object, an information extraction module that processes and reduces the raw scan data into target object information that is to be used for automated control decisions in an industrial process, and a... Agent: Hermary Opto Electronics Inc.

20150039122 - Device, system and methods for automatic development and optimization of positioning paths for multi-axis numerically controlled machining: Optimized positioning paths for multi-axis CNC machining can be generated based on the machine tool kinematics, machine axes travel limits, machine axis velocity and acceleration limits, and machine positioning methodologies. Machine axes travel limits and machine positioning methodologies are incorporated in order to ensure that the developed positioning paths do... Agent: Icam Research Corporation

20150039123 - Machine tool for removing an out-of-tolerance area in a composite structure: An apparatus for removing for removing an out-of-tolerance area in a composite structure may include a machine tool having a machine head movable along at least one axis over the composite structure. The machine tool may include at least one of a video camera and a non-destructive inspection (NDI) scanner... Agent: The Boeing Company

20150039124 - Automatic medication compliance dispenser system and method: An automatic medication dispensing device for dispensing medication to a patient including a medication dispensing unit having at least one tablet dispensing cartridge for receiving and retaining a plurality of tablets. The cartridge is electronically controlled by a computer system configured to receive a signal and activate the cartridge to... Agent:

20150039125 - Robot: A robot includes: a stage unit; a rotation base connected to the stage unit in a rotatable manner around a predetermined rotating axis; an arm unit connected to the rotation base and having a base end rotatable around a first rotation axis that is substantially orthogonal to the rotating axis;... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20150039126 - Robot system: A robot system according to an aspect of the present embodiment includes a robot (a first robot) and a controller. The robot has a robot hand (hand) equipped with one set of gripping claws that grips a tape member stuck on a workpiece to be processed. The controller instructs the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20150039128 - Robot control device: A robot control device according to an embodiment includes: an observer receiving the angular velocity of the motor and the current command value, and estimating an angular acceleration of the link, and angular velocities of the link and the motor from a simulation model of an angular velocity control system... Agent:

20150039127 - Self-propelled electronic device: In a self-propelled vacuum cleaner (1), a housing operation management section (51) and an image transmission control section (53) receive a stop instruction for stopping a transmission operation of an image from a user. In a case where the stop instruction is received, the image transmission control section (53) stops... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20150039129 - Robot system and product manufacturing method: A robot system includes a robot, a container, a determinator, a motion controller, a torque limitter, and a stirring operation controller. The robot includes a drive source for driving a joint part and an end effector. The determinator determines whether a workpiece capable of being held by the end effector... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20150039132 - Cover control method and portable computer using same: A cover control method for a portable computer is disclosed. The method includes: receiving a controlling signal from a portable electronic device when the Bluetooth pairing between the portable computer and the portable electronic device is successfully; controlling a cover of the portable computer to rotate relative to a base... Agent:

20150039131 - Method for controlling a system: A method for controlling a system consisting of at least two control units, namely a first control unit and a second control unit. The system includes least one actuator and at least one sensor. The control units generate control data for the actuator on the basis of the information from... Agent:

20150039133 - System, method and computer program for enabling signings and dedications on a remote basis: A system, method and computer program for enabling signings/dedications on a remote basis is provided. A first computer at a first location is associated with an individual from whom a signature or dedication is required. A second computer at a location where the signing or dedication is required is linked... Agent:

20150039130 - Systems and methods for batch device commissioning and decommissioning: The embodiments described herein include a system, non-transitory tangible computer-readable medium including executable code, and a method. In one embodiment, a non-transitory tangible computer-readable medium including executable code is provided. The executable code includes instructions for providing a batch commissioning system configured to operatively couple at least two field devices... Agent: General Electric Company

20150039135 - Air-conditioning control system and air-conditioning control method: A base terminal receives the air-conditioning control information from the server, and on the basis of the received air-conditioning control information, when a power consumption value in a site is greater than the target power value for demand control, the base terminal transmits, to air-conditioning control equipment, a control instruction... Agent: Hitachi Appliances, Inc.

20150039136 - Apparatus and methods for remote environmental control: Computerized apparatus and methods useful for remotely controlling one or more environmental functions. In one embodiment, the computerized apparatus is configured to generate, based on previously stored information, displays relating to various environmental functions such as heating, cooling, temperature, and/or lighting within a building. The user of the apparatus can... Agent:

20150039134 - Heat source system and method for controlling number of machines to be started at time of power recovery in heat source system: To swiftly start, at the time of power recovery after a power failure, heat source machines, the number of which is equal to the number of machines before the power failure, without including an uninterruptible power supply in an apparatus for controlling the number of machines that is adapted to... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20150039137 - Two mode thermostat with set-back temperature and humidity set-point feature: Various thermostat embodiment are provided that includes at least a first sensor configured to communicate information indicative of the temperature within the space, and at least a second sensor configured to communicate information indicative of the humidity within the space. The thermostat further includes a controller in communication with the... Agent:

20150039139 - Automated system to determine variable frequency drive skip frequency bands for vibration control: A vibration control system for a variable speed cooling system includes a programmable controller in communication with a variable frequency drive (VFD). The programmable controller is programmed to command the VFD to operate at frequencies only outside of one or more frequency lockout bands automatically calculated by the programmable controller... Agent:

20150039138 - Vibration suppressing apparatus and vibration suppressing method thereof: A vibration suppressing apparatus and a vibration suppressing method thereof are provided. The vibration amplitude, vibration frequency, and vibration phase of a vibration suppressing unit are adjusted in real-time according to the vibration amplitude, vibration frequency and vibration phase of a vibration source.... Agent: Wistron Corporation

20150039142 - Configurable switch emulator module: A target detection assembly includes a detection member adapted to generate a first input signal, and an emulator module is removably secured to the detection member. The emulator module includes an emulator housing assembly removably secured to the detection member and a selection portion is disposed on the emulator housing... Agent:

20150039140 - System and method for using a model for improving control of a mass flow controller: The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for controlling the mass flow rate of a fluid. For example, the disclosed embodiments include a method and a mass flow controller configured to determine, using on valve hysteresis model, a valve drive necessary to generate a force to... Agent:

20150039141 - System and method using fuzzy logic for resource conservation: Control systems and devices for fuzzy logic control are disclosed. The devices may include various inputs, outputs, and levels thereof that may be controlled, for example by a logic controller.... Agent:

20150039143 - Landscape irrigation management with automated water budget & seasonal adjust, and automated implementation of watering restrictions: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and apparatus for water conservation with landscape irrigation controllers, plug-in and add-on devices, and centralized systems. In embodiments of the invention, a water budget percentage is determined by comparing current local geo-environmental data with stored local geo-environmental data, and the preliminary irrigation schedule... Agent:

20150039144 - Wireless energy transmission: A transmitter for wireless energy transmission includes: a transmission device for generating an alternating magnetic field, a determination device for providing a signal which indicates an object in the area of the transmission device, and a control device for limiting the strength of the alternating field on at least three... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150039145 - Microgrid energy management system and method for controlling operation of a microgrid: A microgrid includes a plurality of distributed energy resources such as controllable distributed electric generators and electrical energy storage devices. A method of controlling operation of the microgrid includes periodically updating a distributed energy resource schedule for the microgrid that includes on/off status of the controllable distributed electric generators and... Agent:

20150039146 - Power load monitoring and predicting system and method thereof: A power load monitoring and predicting system coupling to a plurality of load devices is offered. The system includes a control unit, a measuring unit, and a loading/unloading unit. The measuring unit, and the loading/unloading are coupled to the control unit. The measuring unit measures an actual demand of the... Agent: Yuan Ze University

20150039147 - Systems and methods for optimizing microgrid power generation and management with predictive modeling: Systems and methods for coordinating selective activation of a multiplicity of emergency power generation equipment over a predetermined geographic area for distribution and/or storage to supply a microgrid of electrical power for a substantially similar geographic area.... Agent: Causam Energy, Inc.

20150039148 - Fault isolation and service restoration in an electric grid: Fault isolation and service restoration in an electrical grid are provided. An approach for receiving a notification message including a state of an electrical component on an electrical grid, and determining, by a computing system, a command message including at least one action to take in response to the state... Agent:

20150039149 - System and method for estimating and providing dispatchable operating reserve energy capacity through use of active load management: A method for generating a value for available operating reserve for electric utility. Electric power consumption by at least one device is determined during at least one period of time to produce power consumption data, stored in a repository. Prior to a control event for power reduction and under an... Agent: Causam Energy, Inc.

20150039150 - Hub and power management method thereof: A hub includes a plurality of connecting modules and a processing unit. Each connecting module includes an input port, a switch unit and a measuring unit. The input port has a power terminal and a data terminal. The power terminal is connected to a power supply unit to receive electric... Agent: Good Way Technology Co., Ltd.

20150039152 - Power supply system, control method thereof, and recording medium: A power supply system controls output powers of a plurality of power supply apparatus for realizing optimal conversion efficiency between input power and output power. The power supply system includes a plurality of power conversion units that convert an input power supplied from the input side into an output power... Agent:

20150039151 - Working machine: An electric motor drives a drive target and generates electricity. A charge-discharge control circuit controls charging and discharging of a power storage device. A controller controls a charge-discharge control circuit. The controller obtains a calculation value of an internal resistance of the power storage device based on a measured value... Agent:

20150039153 - Controllers and methods of control of water heaters: A water heater that is controlled by a plurality of offsets depending on at least one of predicted current usage of the water heater and preset user set point temperature results in energy saving without affecting user comfort and eliminates the need for additional hardware. The average temperature of the... Agent: Emerson Electric Co.

01/29/2015 > 58 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.

20150032229 - Process control apparatus and system, and method for determining normality thereof: A process control apparatus includes a hypervisor, a controller configured to run on the hypervisor and to communicate with a field apparatus to control an industrial process, an operation model definer configured to define an operation model, which is information establishing operation specifications derived from specifications of the controller, a... Agent: Yokogawa Electric Corporation

20150032230 - Method and device for the energy-efficient control of a plant: A method for energy-efficient control of an installation comprises providing a plurality of components, wherein at least one of the plurality of components is able to adopt at least a first, high-energy active state and a second, low-energy standby state. Individual components in the active state have logical dependencies among... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20150032231 - Switch apparatus and electronic device: A single electronic device can connect to and communicate with multiple independent load medias. The electronic device comprises a number of internal components, including a processor and a switch module. The processor is capable of switching between a first working mode and a second working mode. The first working mode... Agent:

20150032232 - System and method for server redundancy: A system is provided. The system includes a plurality of nodes. One of the plurality of nodes is designated as a server node, and the others of the plurality of nodes are designated as Human Machine Interface (HMI) client nodes. The designated server node comprises a network interface configured to... Agent: Solar Turbines Inc.

20150032233 - Path planning and collision avoidance for movement of instruments in a radiation therapy environment: Apparatus and methods for therapy delivery are disclosed. In one embodiment, a therapy delivery system includes a plurality of movable components including a radiation therapy nozzle and a patient pod for holding a patient, a patient registration module for determining a desired position of at least one of the plurality... Agent:

20150032234 - System for trading player units associated with a portfolio of player units: Systems and methods for trading player units of a portfolio of player units are described herein based in part on granting a user access to a user account based on registration data associated with the user whereby the registration data corresponds to at least one registration guideline in accordance with... Agent:

20150032235 - Systems and methods for automated analysis of fitness data: Systems and methods are provided for processing and analyzing workout or other fitness data associated with a user. For example, a fitness analysis system may electronically receive workout data indicating performance of a user with respect to each of a number of different workouts completed by the user, where a... Agent:

20150032236 - Systems and methods for generating a fitness report: Systems and methods are provided for processing workout or other fitness data associated with a user and generating scores, reports and/or other analysis based on the processed data. For example, a fitness analysis system may electronically receive workout data indicating performance of a user with respect to each of a... Agent:

20150032237 - Automated golf scoring: An automated golf scoring system with a sensor unit wearable by the player and a data processing unit in communication therewith is disclosed. First acceleration data corresponding to a first swing motion measured with an accelerometer of the sensor unit is received. A resting state is detected with first speed... Agent: Active Network, LLC

20150032240 - Information provision device, information provision method, and information provision system: An information provision device includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute, selecting a content corresponding to position information of a user from contents stored in a storage unit in advance; multiplexing the contents using... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20150032238 - Method and device for audio input routing: A method on a mobile device for processing an audio input is described. A trigger for the audio input is received. At least one parameter is determined for an audio processor based on at least one input characteristic for the audio input. The audio input is routed to the audio... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC

20150032239 - Research data gathering: An ancillary code is extracted from the media signal by monitoring the media signal during a first time interval according to a first monitoring parameter, evaluating the media signal to detect an ancillary code and optionally monitoring the media signal during a second monitoring time interval depending on an outcome... Agent:

20150032241 - Device and method for supporting 3d object printing and apparatus for providing 3d object printing service: Disclosed herein is a device and method for supporting 3D object printing and an apparatus for providing a 3D object printing service. A proposed device for supporting 3D object printing includes an information collection unit for collecting preference information of a user and performance information of a 3D printer. A... Agent:

20150032242 - Systems and methods for generating orthotic device models from user-based data capture: A method for generating an orthotic device is disclosed. The method includes receiving data from a client device of a patient, the data comprising patient information and image data representative of a body part of the patient. The method further includes generating, based on the image data, three-dimensional model data... Agent:

20150032243 - Robot system: A robot system according to an aspect of the embodiment includes at least one robot, a transporter, and a controller. The robot performs multi-axial operation based on an operation instruction by the controller. The transporter has a pair of guides arranged parallel to each other along a predetermined transport direction,... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20150032244 - Robot system, production management computer, and method of controlling a production management computer: To enable recording of which robot has participated in the manufacture of which product without fail, provided is a robot system, including: a robot controller for controlling a robot; and a production management computer, which is to be connected to the robot controller. The robot controller includes a robot information... Agent:

20150032246 - Energy-consumption monitoring system for substrate processing apparatus and energy-consumption monitoring method for substrate processing apparatus: An energy-consumption monitoring system for a substrate processing apparatus includes a data collection device which collects process implementation data of a process to be executed according to each recipe in a substrate processing apparatus, a memory device which stores energy consumption data that indicate relationship between an individual energy-consuming event... Agent: Tokyo Electron Limited

20150032245 - Etch rate modeling and use thereof with multiple parameters for in-chamber and chamber-to-chamber matching: A method includes receiving a voltage and current measured at an output of an RF generator of a first plasma system and calculating a first model etch rate based on the voltage and current, and a power. The method further includes receiving a voltage and current measured at an output... Agent: Lam Research Corporation

20150032248 - Machine maintenance using a service computer: Methods, devices and systems for machine maintenance using a service computer, particularly using different maintenance applications feature at least one machine controller configured to control an associated machine and a computing system defining at least one virtual machine and comprising at least one application server on which is installed application... Agent:

20150032247 - Numerical control device: A numerical control device inputs a machining program to control an operation of a machine tool and outputs feedback data obtained as a result of the operation of the machine tool. The numerical control device includes a machining-program analysis unit that analyzes the machining program having a machining shape command... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150032249 - Cutting apparatus and non-transitory computer-readable medium: A cutting apparatus cutting a pattern out of an object includes a cutting device configured to be moved relative to the object, thereby cutting the pattern out of the object, a display unit configured to display at least information about cutting of the pattern, and a control device configured to... Agent:

20150032250 - Five-axis flank milling system for machining curved surface and toolpath planning method thereof: This invention provides a novel tool path planning method for five-axis flank milling by imposing the constraints of curve interpolation on the tool path. The tool motion is described in the form of spline curves during its optimization-driven calculation process, instead of discrete cutter locations in CNC linear interpolation. The... Agent:

20150032251 - Efficient distribution and selection of storage media in a storage medium library: A location of a first drive in a storage medium library is determined. In response to a determination of the location of the first drive, it is determined whether a first storage medium is located within a first distance from the first drive. In response to a determination that the... Agent:

20150032252 - System and method for piece-picking or put-away with a mobile manipulation robot: A method and system for piece-picking or piece put-away within a logistics facility. The system includes a central server and at least one mobile manipulation robot. The central server is configured to communicate with the robots to send and receive piece-picking data which includes a unique identification for each piece... Agent: Iam Robotics, LLC

20150032253 - Liquid handling system with electronic information storage: An electronic storage device is coupled with a container capable of holding liquid for electronically storing information relating to the liquid stored in the container. The system can be configured with an antenna, for storing information to and reading information from the electronic storage device. A microprocessor-based controller, coupled with... Agent: Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.

20150032255 - Arrangement of an actuator and an actuator holder: An arrangement of an actuator and an actuator holder. The actuator is movably connected to the actuator holder, and devices are provided for supplying the actuator with operating energy. The devices for supplying the actuator with operating energy include an energy store integrated into the actuator. The actuator is preferably... Agent:

20150032254 - Communication draw-in system, communication draw-in method, and communication draw-in program: A communication draw-in system that enables robot-human communication to start smoothly is provided. The communication draw-in system is a communication draw-in system provided in a robot that communicates with a target human, and includes: a human specifying unit 200 for specifying a position of the target human; a light source... Agent: Nec Corporation

20150032257 - Robot system, robot management computer for a robot system, and method of managing a robot system: To enable a recovery control program to be executed quickly by a robot controller without needing to equip the robot controller with a large-capacity storage device, provided is a robot system, including a first robot controller for controlling a first robot. The first robot controller includes a posture information obtaining... Agent:

20150032256 - Robot system, robot management computer, and method of manufacturing a robot system: To enable simple loading of an appropriate operation control program into a robot controller, provided is a robot system, including: a robot management computer; and robot controllers for controlling robots, respectively, in which the robot management computer includes: a robot information receiving unit for receiving set-up location information about a... Agent:

20150032258 - Apparatus and methods for controlling of robotic devices: A robot may be trained based on cooperation between an operator and a trainer. During training, the operator may control the robot using a plurality of control instructions. The trainer may observe movements of the robot and generate a plurality of control commands, such as gestures, sound and/or light wave... Agent: Brain Corporation

20150032259 - Cleaning robot and method for controlling the same: A cleaning robot includes a non-circular main body, a moving assembly mounted on a bottom surface of the main body to perform forward movement, backward movement and rotation of the main body, a cleaning tool assembly mounted on the bottom surface of the main body to clean a floor, a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150032260 - Auto-cleaning system, cleaning robot and method of controlling the cleaning robot: A cleaning robot that performs cleaning while travelling a space to be cleaned, the cleaning robot including: a travelling unit that moves the cleaning robot; a cleaning unit that cleans the space to be cleaned; an image capturing unit that captures an image viewed from the cleaning robot; a voice... Agent:

20150032261 - Apparatus and method for monitoring a payload handling robot assembly: A method for monitoring a payload-handling robot assembly having at least one robot includes identifying a robot-handled payload arrangement on the basis of a current position of the robot assembly relative to a specified change position of the robot assembly. In another aspect, a robot assembly includes at least one... Agent:

20150032262 - Apparatus for identifying layer number of an object in a container and system for automatically taking out an object: An apparatus (01) configured for identifying numbers for layers having objects thereon within a container (02), the objects being accommodated in the container and arranged in layers. the apparatus comprising: an optical fiber sensor (10) configured for sensing existence of the objects within a sensing scope; a support frame (20)... Agent:

20150032263 - Method and device for decelerating a robot axis arrangement: A method for decelerating a robot axis arrangement having at least one output link includes steps of applying a braking force on the output link with a brake and, in so doing, controlling a driving force of a drive that acts on the output link, and/or controlling the braking force... Agent:

20150032266 - Adaptive interior air quality control apparatus and methods for vehicle compartment: Embodiments of apparatus and methods for adaptively controlling air quality in a vehicle compartment are described. In embodiments, an apparatus may include a sensor interface configured to interface with one or more sensors, disposed at one or more locations at one or more sides or in an interior space of... Agent:

20150032264 - Air quality based ventilation control for hvac systems: An HVAC controller and/or server may be programmed to determine if ventilation of a building is desired based, at least in part, on the one or more user-specified air quality thresholds stored in a memory, and one or more of a measure of indoor air quality and a measure of... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20150032265 - Environmental condition control and monitoring systems and methods: Environmental condition control and monitoring systems and methods are disclosed herein. According to an aspect, a method includes determining a condition profile of an object. Further, the method includes identifying the object within an environment. The method also includes determining whether the environment meets a requirement defined by the condition... Agent: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings Corporation

20150032268 - Operating terminal for air conditioner: An operating terminal that is capable of controlling an air conditioner including an indoor device and an outdoor device. The operating terminal includes a display unit that displays at least state information of an air conditioner, a memory that stores therein setting information recorded on an outdoor/indoor control substrate, a... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150032267 - Temperature control unit for the heating system in a building: A heating control unit for a building with a heating system, which includes heat exchangers supplied by a boiler, a loop for circulating the heating fluid including a mixing valve, radiators, a return loop, and a control circuit which receives information on the indoor and outdoor conditions in order to... Agent: Neurobat Ag

20150032269 - Air-conditioning system: An air-conditioning system includes: an air-conditioning apparatus in which indoor units are connected to an outdoor unit; a conveying fan; and control means for controlling the air-conditioning apparatus and the conveying fan on the basis of a target evaporating temperature. The control means resets an upper limit of the target... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150032271 - Sensorless adaptive pump control with self-calibration apparatus for hydronic pumping system: The present invention provides apparatus that features a signal processor or processing module configured to receive signaling containing information about an adaptive or self-calibrating set point control curve and a varying equivalent system characteristic curve based at least partly on an instant pump pressure and a flow rate using an... Agent:

20150032270 - Spectral analysis based detector for a control valve: Systems and methods for diagnosing components of a control system are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the spectral content of various signals originating from a control valve is used to detect periodic patterns that can correspond to valve problems.... Agent: Dresser, Inc.

20150032273 - Addition of new irrigation zone and operable components within an irrigation system: The disclosure extends to apparatuses, methods, systems, and computer program products for generating and optimizing irrigation protocols. The disclosure extends to a stacked controller comprising a control unit and irrigation adaptor in accordance with the disclosed methods, systems, and computer program products for optimizing water usage in growing plants for... Agent: Skydrop, LLC

20150032272 - Control system for an irrigation system: A control system for a low-volume irrigation system includes a plurality of valve controllers for opening and closing valves; an irrigation system controller for controlling the valve controllers in accordance with an irrigation plan; and a graphical user interface for allowing a user to interact with the irrigation controller and... Agent: Lindsay Corporation

20150032274 - Intelligent environmental sensor for irrigation systems: The invention provides a regulator system for regulating the operation of an irrigation system which is responsive to user programmed information. It has a control element for issuing watering control signals to an irrigation system, having at least one of (i) a duration programming device for programming a minimum amount... Agent:

20150032275 - Real-time monitoring, controlling, and optimizing electrical generation assets based on emission level measurements: A method is implemented in a computer infrastructure and includes receiving data defining a detected gas emission level of a power generation facility. The method also includes communicating the data defining the detected gas emission level to at least one subscriber device using one of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) based... Agent:

20150032276 - Device and method for scheduling power storage devices: Provided are a device and a method for scheduling power storage devices, wherein a plurality of power storage device can be efficiently managed in an integrated manner by distributing appropriate charging and discharging schedules to each power storage device. The provided device for scheduling power storage devices comprises: an input... Agent:

20150032277 - Energy management: A method for energy management is described. In one embodiment, an aspect of a dwelling is monitored. The monitored aspect of the dwelling is compared to an energy policy to determine a deviation of the monitored aspect of the dwelling from a setting of the energy policy. A notification is... Agent:

20150032278 - Managing devices within micro-grids: An approach to provide power from power supply devices to power consuming devices based on characteristics of the power consuming devices and/or the power supply devices. The approach includes a method that includes receiving information of a power consuming device from an energy management system that determines criticality of the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20150032279 - Method and apparatus for managing electric energy produced locally for self-consumption and distributed to multiple users belonging to one or more communities of users: A method for managing the supply of electric energy to a community of users (UP1, UP2, . . . UPN) includes determining a supply, to each user of the community of users (UP1, UP2, . . . UPN), of a combination of electric energy coming from at least one system... Agent:

20150032280 - Power supply integrated circuit with feedback control: Power regulator circuitry that can provide a regulated power signal. The power regulator circuitry may include data processing circuitry configured to determine the regulated power signal to arbitrate power supply requirements of first and second powered devices according to power supply information associated with the first and second powered devices.... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20150032281 - Method and apparatus for controlling power compensation of wind power generating system: The present invention relates to the power compensation of a wind power generating system, and more particularly, to a method and an apparatus for controlling the power compensation of a wind power generating system, said method and apparatus being capable of compensating for the surplus and deficiency of the generated... Agent: Hyosung Corporation

20150032282 - Managing electricity usage for an appliance: Methods and arrangements for providing appliance power management. A connector arrangement is provided for interconnecting an appliance with a power supply. There is identified, with respect to the appliance connected to the power supply, at least one of: an appliance category, a current operating state of the appliance, and a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20150032285 - Cooling system management: A cooling system controller, method, and computer program (or product) for an installation of heat generating machines having variable cooling requirements, the cooling system comprising two or more thermal components sharing a first cooling fluid circuit and first cooling fluid for cooling the installation, the cooling system controller comprising: a... Agent:

20150032283 - Data center cooling: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques of monitoring and controlling temperature in a data center having a plurality of systems. Operating parameters of one or more cooling devices in the data center may be dynamically adjusted based on characteristics of the data center. An associated method may include monitoring in... Agent:

20150032284 - Detection module, device and system for detecting fan's connection and disconnection states: A detection system for detecting fan's connection and disconnection states includes a detection module connected to a fan and a host. The fan has four external connection terminals for connecting to the detection module. Two of the four external connection terminals are a rotation speed control terminal, via which a... Agent: Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.

20150032286 - Low cost storage for rarely read data: Low cost storage for write once read rarely data is described. In an embodiment a storage device comprises a plurality of hard disk drives connected to a server via an interconnect fabric. The storage device comprises a cooling system which is only capable of cooling a first subset of the... Agent:

01/22/2015 > 50 patent applications in 32 patent subcategories.

20150025655 - Traffic management system: A real-time traffic management system comprising a main light controller module configured to monitor and control functionality of one or more traffic lights, a master control unit server software application, a network operations control module, and a network watcher application program. The main light controller module communicates with one or... Agent:

20150025656 - Support device, recording medium having support program recorded thereon, and method for generating executable program: Provided is a support device that supports easier data exchange between PLCs without relying on a type of a PLC of the other communication party. The support device includes: a first input unit for receiving information defining, on a data-by-data basis, variables for data handled by the first programmable logic... Agent:

20150025657 - Electronic device: An electronic device includes a first machine assembly, a second machine assembly, a first sensor, a second sensor, and a control circuit. The second machine assembly is pivoted to the first machine assembly. The first sensor is located on the first machine assembly and configured to generate first sensing data... Agent: Ite Tech. Inc.

20150025658 - Systems and methods for chaotic entanglement using cupolets: Systems, methods, apparatus, and techniques are presented for maintaining cupolets in a state of mutual stabilization. A first cupolet and a second cupolet are generated. A first control code is applied to the first cupolet for a first time to produce a first visitation code. The first visitation code is... Agent:

20150025659 - Home automation network: Systems and techniques are disclosed for implementations of a home automation network. A first input can be received from a first sensor on a home automation network and a second input can be received from a second sensor on the network. A condition can be determined based on both inputs... Agent:

20150025660 - Training devices, attachment sets, control circuits and method for controlling a training device: The invention relates to a training device, which can comprise a drive that can be configured for the locomotion of the training device and a control circuit that can comprise an interface configured for receiving a physiological parameter of a user of the training device. The control circuit can be... Agent: Locomotec Ug (haftungsbeschrankt)

20150025661 - Associating playback devices with playback queues: An example method includes receiving a first command by a device to group a first playback device with at least a second playback device for synchronous audio playback. In the example method, the group is associated with a first playback queue comprising a list of one or more items for... Agent:

20150025663 - Delivery of synchronised soundtracks for electronic media content: A method and system for streaming a soundtrack from a server to a remote user device for a reader of electronic media content. The soundtrack is defined by multiple audio regions. Each audio region defined by an audio track for playback in the audio region, a start position in the... Agent:

20150025664 - Interactive audio content generation, delivery, playback and sharing: Control data templates are generated independent of a plurality of audio elements based on user input. The user input relates to parameter values and control inputs for operations. In response to receiving audio elements after the control data templates are generated, audio objects are generated to store audio sample data... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation

20150025662 - System and method for audio augmented reality: A system, controller, and computer readable medium for providing an audio augmented reality to a user. The system can detect an object, event, or the like in the environment of a user and play a digitized sound and/or a synthesized sound in response to the detected object, event, or the... Agent:

20150025665 - Digital exposure device: A digital exposure device includes: a stage having a substrate seated thereon where a pattern is to be formed and moving in a scan direction; a data modification unit receiving design data and generating modified data by extending the design data; and a digital exposure unit receiving the design data... Agent: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

20150025667 - Method for creating machining data for use in hybrid ultraprecision machining device, and hybrid ultraprecision machining device: There is provided a method for creating machining data for a hybrid ultraprecision machining device for manufacturing a micro-machined product from a workpiece, the machining device comprising: an electromagnetic-wave-machining means for roughly machining the workpiece; a precision-machining means for precisely machining the roughly machined workpiece; and a shape-measurement means, wherein... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20150025666 - Three dimensional printed replicas of patient's anatomy for medical applications: A system and method of creating a 3-dimensional (3D) replica of a patient's anatomy. The method includes acquiring 3D echo images of the patient's anatomy using ultrasound waves, selecting a filter that reduces noise in the 3D echo images, selecting a segmentation algorithm to segment the filtered 3D echo images,... Agent: Children's National Medical Center

20150025668 - Computational process control: The present invention provides a number of innovations in the area of computational process control (CPC). CPC offers unique diagnostic capability during chip manufacturing cycle by analyzing temporal drift of a lithography apparatus/ process, and provides a solution towards achieving performance stability of the lithography apparatus/process. Embodiments of the present... Agent: Asml Netherlands B.v.

20150025669 - Production line system and controlling method thereof: A production line system includes n operational stations L1, L2, L3 . . . Ln. Each operational station includes: m operational devices D1, Dn2, Dn3 . . . Dnm in each operational station, and the operational devices used for processing operated products with m specifications, respectively, in which n=1, 2,... Agent: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

20150025670 - Substrate processing including correction for deposition location: Substrate processing including correction for deposition location is described, including a combinatorial processing chamber that incorporates the correction. The combinatorial processing chamber can be used to process multiple regions of a substrate using different processing parameters on different regions. For example, one region can have one material deposited on it... Agent:

20150025671 - Food product preparation: Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems are provided for preparing a food product. Data indicative of a first ingredient and a second ingredient of a food product (e.g., requested in an order) may be received. One or more indicators (e.g., LED lights) associated with the first ingredient... Agent: Nextech Innovations LLC

20150025672 - System and method for selecting cutting tools: A method of identifying a plurality of cutting tools for machining a feature having defined attributes associated therewith in a workpiece. The method comprises: assigning a characteristic to each cutting tool; receiving an indication from a user of a specific feature to be machined and at least one associated attribute;... Agent: Kennametal Inc.

20150025673 - Machine tool including coolant apparatus: A coolant apparatus of a machine tool includes a coolant pump that sends out a coolant from a coolant tank, a controller that drives or stops the coolant pump, and a condition setting unit that sets conditions for driving or stopping the coolant pump. Then, the controller drives or stops... Agent:

20150025674 - Coordinating end effector and vision controls: An apparatus and associated methodology providing a processor-controlled end effector that is selectively moveable according to end effector coordinates. A camera is positioned to detect objects according to camera coordinates that overlap the end effector coordinates. Logic executes computer instructions stored in memory to obtain a plurality of paired values... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC

20150025675 - Pneumatic tube carrier routing and tracking system: A system and method provides for a pneumatic tube carrier routing and tracking system having a system control module that captures and presents tracking information associated with sending and receiving carriers. The pneumatic tube carrier tracking system comprises sending and receiving stations connected by pneumatic tubing, and which are configured... Agent:

20150025676 - Carrying device and controlling method: A carrying device includes a rack and a platform. The platform that loads goods, is moveably arranged on a handle of the rack. The carrying device further includes a sensor that detects the goods loaded on the platform, a motor that is connected to the platform, and a controlling unit... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20150025677 - Device for detecting gap in product and related method: The processor detects whether the product is transported to first predetermined position; controls the lifting mechanism to lift the product until the product is lifted within the field of view of the sensor, acquires the captured image of the product from the capturing unit, determines whether the captured image matches... Agent:

20150025678 - Intelligent bidirectional multifunctional carrier and integrated automation system for material distribution and transportation: An automation system for an in vitro diagnostics environment includes a plurality of intelligent carriers that include onboard processing and navigation capabilities. A central management controller can communicate wirelessly with the carriers to direct the carriers to carry a fluid sample to testing stations along a track within the automation... Agent: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.

20150025679 - Automatic prescription drug dispenser: An automatic prescription drug dispenser including a remote dispenser, a prescription entry system, and a communications network. The remote dispenser transmits and receives information from the communications network and dispenses prescription drugs to the patient. The prescription entry system transmits and receives information from the communications network and provides an... Agent: Instymeds Corporation

20150025680 - Vending machine: A vending machine is disclosed. The vending machine may include a main body, a pathway, a shaft having a circular surface and a receiving space, a selection button, a sliding path, an opening, a plurality of merchandises and a payment managing system, wherein one or more merchandises are disposed in... Agent:

20150025682 - Robot controller and robot system: A robot controller includes an input unit that receives operation instruction information, a database that stores grasp pattern information, and a processing unit that performs control processing based on information from the input unit and information from the database, and the input unit receives first to N-th operation instructions as... Agent:

20150025681 - System and method for robotic patient synthesis: Some embodiments of the invention include a robotic patient system including a computer system including a processor and a coupled sensor, and a control system configured to receive control data. The robotic patient system also includes a synthetic patient robot including a feature detector and action selector configured to actuate... Agent:

20150025683 - Robot system and calibration method of the robot system: A control apparatus calculates a calibration value based on a position in the robot coordinate system 41 and a position in the vision coordinate system 42, for at least three teaching points set within a calibration area. Markers 21 of two of the three teaching points have the same inclination... Agent:

20150025684 - Robot controlling device, robot apparatus, robot control method, program for executing robot control method, and recording medium on which program is recorded: Disclosed is a technique that reduces the amount of calculation necessary for time optimal control. An interpolation function calculating part 361 calculates an interpolation function that passes through a plurality of interpolated teach points for interpolation between respective teach points. Further, a differential coefficient calculating part 362 calculates each differential... Agent:

20150025685 - Batch authoring tool and bioreactor control system: A bioreactor control system comprises a batch server for controlling a bioreactor system in response to a recipe, a batch software system for generating a control sequence for the bioreactor system via the batch server for implementing the recipe, and a recipe conversion system that inputs the recipe into the... Agent: Xcellerex, Inc.

20150025688 - Control unit for furniture adjustment drives and auxiliary device for a control unit: The invention relates to a control device (9) for at least one electromotive adjusting drive (7, 8) of a piece of furniture (1), comprising at, least one adjusting drive connection (91) for connecting to the at least one electromotive adjusting drive (7, 8), and an interface (92) for coupling to... Agent: Dewertokin Gmbh

20150025689 - Method and system for realtime performance recovery advisory for centrifugal compressors: A system and computer-implemented method for generating real-time performance recovery advisories for a centrifugal compressor of a fleet of centrifugal compressors are provided. The method is implemented using a computer device coupled to a user interface and a memory device and the method includes determining a performance deviation of the... Agent: Nuovo Pignone Srl

20150025686 - Method of correcting position error of amt actuator: A method of correcting a position error of an AMT (automated manual transmission) actuator may include a stuck determination operation of determining whether a stuck phenomenon occurs, the stuck phenomenon being a phenomenon in which a finger that may be being moved by operation of a shifting actuator in a... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150025687 - Remote-controlled food-related appliance: A system includes: a smoking appliance; a remote computing device; and a communication network; wherein the smoking appliance and the remote computing device are in communication via the communication network; and wherein a user of the remote computing device controls the smoking appliance remotely.... Agent: Homesquared Corporation

20150025691 - Dynamic device-associated feedback indicative of responsible device usage: Methods and devices for controlling a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system by a thermostat are provided. Input can be received from a user via a thermostat, the input being indicative of an adjustment of an HVAC-related setting. On a real-time basis, the HVAC-related setting that is being adjusted... Agent: Google Inc.

20150025690 - Hive of smart data center tiles: A smart tile system and methodology, each tile having a sensor device and control unit for monitoring an environmental condition of a room or space. A plurality of smart tiles form a hive community resulting in a tightly coupled sensor network configured to communicate in clusters and collaborate to accomplish... Agent:

20150025692 - Telecommunication device for water damage mitigation management: A telecommunication device for water damage mitigation management is described that includes a transceiver, a data input/output mechanism, a display mechanism, and a processor. The processor causes at least one of the transceiver to transmit over a telecommunication network, the data input/output mechanism to transmit through a hard-wired connection, and... Agent:

20150025693 - System and method of temperature control: A structure and method for temperature control includes determining a schedule for a climate control device needed for an inside temperature to reach a desired temperature, determining a perceptual temperature factor based on at least the schedule and the inside temperature, adjusting the desired temperature based on the perceptual temperature... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20150025694 - Control apparatus having a microprocessor controller for energy conservation and fuel economy: A control apparatus having a microprocessor controller for energy conservation and fuel economy includes a liquid container containing a combustion supporting agent; a metering pump having a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet. The liquid inlet communicates with the liquid container; a vaporizer communicating with the liquid outlet of the... Agent:

20150025695 - System for fluid processing networks: This invention relates to a method of monitoring a fluid processing network having a plurality of fluid processing regions including the steps of: receiving measured current parameter values at known points of the network; determining from the measured current parameter values regions of the network that are active, all other... Agent: Process Systems Enterprise Limited

20150025696 - Distributed methods and software for balancing supply and demand in an electric power network: Methods and software for managing electric power networks in a distributed manner. A supply and demand balancing scheme is used across a network of agents to facilitate agreement on the optimal incremental price for energy provision in an electric power network subject to the constraint that the total generation in... Agent:

20150025697 - Energy management system and method: According to an aspect of the disclosure, a system includes a controller disposed at a site which includes a communication device capable of initiating an 802.11 based network to communicate with a mobile device. The controller is configured to detect the mobile device establishing or losing a 802.11 based connection... Agent: Allure Energy, Inc.

20150025700 - Apparatus and method remotely monitoring building state: An apparatus for monitoring a building state, the apparatus comprising: a receiver configured to receive state data of a building from a plurality of sensors that are used to measure a building state; a state database configured to store the state data; a reference database configured to store a reference... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20150025698 - Demand response automated load characterization systems and methods: Demand response automated load characterization systems and methods are described herein. One method includes identifying a plurality of load models that include a variable that influences an energy demand, normalizing the plurality of load models, aggregating the normalized plurality of load models to generate an aggregated model for the variable.... Agent:

20150025701 - Power flow measurement and management: Methods and systems for measuring and/or managing power consumption by power units connected to an electricity distribution network are disclosed. Power flow to and/or from a power unit connected to an electricity distribution network is controlled in accordance with a control sequence, such that the consumption and/or provision of power... Agent:

20150025699 - Terminal device, vehicle management information generation method and non-transitory computer readable recording medium for recording a vehicle management information generation program: According to one embodiment, a terminal device includes a use schedule extractor and a vehicle management information generator. The use schedule extractor is configured to extract information related to a use schedule of a rechargeable vehicle from a use state of the terminal device. The vehicle management information generator configured... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20150025703 - Current protection for an electrical distribution component in an electrified vehicle: A primary current threshold is fit between an electrical capacity and electrical load for an electrical distribution component. When a first measured current exceeds the primary threshold, a power limit for the battery powering the component is reduced. When a second measured current is less than a secondary current threshold,... Agent:

20150025702 - Energy management system: An energy management system controlling energy flowing into or out of a battery is provided. The energy management system includes a data receiving unit receiving load data and energy data; a total load amount calculating unit calculating the total amount of power consumption by using the received load data; an... Agent: Lsis Co., Ltd.

20150025704 - In-vehicle communication system: An in-vehicle communication system capable of performing power supply control of the system according to the user's preference while simplifying the configuration of a control device for controlling a device based on information to be relayed. A control part of a GW device extracts information required for power supply control... Agent:

01/15/2015 > 65 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories.

20150018978 - Jog push button: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate correct execution of a machine jog operation where a plurality of interfaces can generate a machine jog command, which is received by an industrial controller. One or more machine jog commands can be received and state data is maintained regarding whether a machine... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

20150018977 - State machine function block with user-definable actions on a transition between states: A control system, a safety system, etc., within a process plant may each use one or more state machine function blocks that can be easily integrated into a function block diagram programming environment. Such a state machine function block may include one or more inputs, which may cause a state... Agent: Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

20150018979 - Electronic apparatus: In order to acquire suitable information related to an apparatus, an electronic apparatus has a first acquisition unit that acquires usage status of a first apparatus that belongs to a given category, and a second acquisition unit that acquires information about a second apparatus that belongs to the given category... Agent:

20150018980 - Method for the fail-safe operation of a process control system with redundant control devices: A process control system is provided which has at least one OPC client and one OPC server which communicate via a standardized OPC interface. Furthermore the process control system has at least two redundantly operated control devices which each communicate with the OPC server by means of a coupling device.... Agent:

20150018981 - System and method for feedback error learning in non-linear systems: A method for operating an actuator is disclosed. The actuator may be a linear or non-linear actuator. In one example, a pseudo-inverse piecewise bilinear model is adapted in response to output of a feedback controller to improve feed forward control.... Agent:

20150018982 - Automation of a programmable device: A method and apparatus for a computer-implemented adaptive automation module comprising an event recorder to store one or more events for a predetermined period, and a timeline pattern generator logic to create a timeline for the predetermined period. The module further comprising marker creator logic to generate a marker to... Agent:

20150018983 - Security, safety, and redundancy employing controller engine instances: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or method that facilitates employing safety within an industrial environment. An enhancing component can implement at least one of a security level, authentication, authorization, or an access right to a validated action to at least one of the controller or the controller engine... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

20150018984 - Monitoring interface: A device receives diagnostic data related to the operation of a machine. The device is configured to receive a first user input related to a manner in which the diagnostic data is to be displayed on a display. The device is further configured to receive a second user input related... Agent:

20150018986 - Electrical switch assembly: An electrical switch assembly is suitable for use in an electrical appliance requiring a descaling procedure after a predetermined number of operating cycles. The switch assembly has a first switch and a second switch. The first switch has a housing, a switch mechanism, contact terminals for the switch mechanism extending... Agent:

20150018987 - Method and a device for controlling a home wireless system: A home wireless system and a method of controlling it wherein the home wireless system comprises a plurality of wireless peripheral nodes (14; 16; 19; 21; 23) and a first gateway (12) having wireless communication means for communicating with and controlling wireless peripheral nodes. The method comprises: a) installing at... Agent: Securities Direct Ab

20150018985 - Predicting responses of resources to demand response signals and having comfortable demand responses: An approach where a utility/ISO may dispatch demand response (DR) resources in real time without notification of a DR event. DR dispatches may involve sending specific load level commands to power generators that can respond to such commands in a predictable fashion. DR resources do not necessarily have the same... Agent:

20150018991 - Fitness monitoring device with user engagement metric functionality: Methods, apparatuses, and systems are provided for determining a level of user engagement with a fitness monitoring device and, when a level of engagement metric for the fitness monitoring device for a person meets certain criteria, encouraging user engagement with the fitness monitoring device.... Agent:

20150018990 - Smart-court system and method for providing real-time debriefing and training services of sport games: A Smart-court system, adaptive to constrained sport environment, for enabling real time analysis and debriefing of sport activities is provided herein. The Smart-court system is comprised of: (i) an automatic recording system comprising a plurality of video cameras located in a court, arranged to real-time (RT) recording of a sport... Agent: Playsight Interactive Ltd.

20150018988 - System and method for player performance evaluation: The present invention relates to a computer implemented system and method for evaluation of performance of an individual player or team. The present invention considers the combined effect of information pertaining to a plurality of attributes based on the physical, mental, psychological, personal, sport environment to determine a quantifiable and... Agent:

20150018989 - Wireless exercise signal receiver system with personal portable unit as relay transmitter: Disclosed is an exercise signal receiver system with a personal portable unit as a relay transmitter. Users, when using individual exercise devices, each put on a portable unit to transmit a wireless body signal and a wireless identification code of each user to a common receiving station. The common receiving... Agent:

20150018994 - Obtaining and transmitting audio: Examples include a method that involves (a) detecting, by a network device, a command for a playback device to play an audio program, (b) obtaining, by the network device from a wide area network (WAN), audio information corresponding to the audio program, and (c) transmitting, by the network device to... Agent:

20150018993 - System and method for audio processing using arbitrary triggers: The present disclosure relates to audio processing for playback, and more particularly to processing audio files to provide a smooth transition between successive audio tracks during playback. According to some examples, a flow includes determining, with a computing device, a first audio characteristic of a first audio track and determining,... Agent: Aliphcom

20150018992 - Systems and methods to provide play/pause content: Embodiments are disclosed for providing play/pause content. An example method includes receiving a command to play audio from a zone, the zone including one or more playback devices, wherein the zone is configured to play items from a playback queue responsive to the command to play audio. The example method... Agent:

20150018995 - Method for calculating support structures and support elements for attaching a support strut of same: Method for calculating support structures, consisting of support struts, for a three-dimensional layered object on a platform, comprising: for each layer, determining a surface of the layer that is open in relation to a lower layer, and determining support points, on which the layer is to be supported; assigning a... Agent:

20150018997 - Antenna inspection system, antenna inspection apparatus and antenna inspection method: A POL-axis driving unit, an EL-axis driving unit, a Cross-EL-axis driving unit and an AZ-axis driving unit of an antenna apparatus drive respective axis drive motors controlled by a control unit of a control apparatus, such that the antenna performs an origin detection operation for each axis. The camera control... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150018996 - Device setting apparatus, recording medium recording device setting program, information transfer system, and information transfer method: A device setting apparatus is configured to communicate with a field device, and to acquire information from the field device and to set information with respect to the field device. The device setting apparatus includes a generator configured to generate an information code using at least one of acquired information... Agent: Yokogawa Electric Corporation

20150018998 - Vehicle welding quality inspection device and the method thereof: A vehicle welding quality inspection device for checking welding parts of a vehicle body transferred along a transferring line may include a welding part shooting unit fixed on an outside of the transfer line, shoots a welding inspection part of the vehicle body, and outputs the shot data to the... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150018999 - Joint guarantee system for vehicle assembly and control method of the same: A joint guarantee system for vehicle assembly is applied to a vehicle assembly line that assembles an assembling object to a vehicle carried through on a conveyer line as an assembling element, and includes a vehicle detector that detects the vehicle entering the conveyer line, tool detectors disposed along the... Agent:

20150019000 - Image projection system and image projection method: An image projection system projects a single image on an image projection region from a plurality of image projection sections and includes section that detects checker intersection coordinates in a corrected checkered sheet image, a section that calculates a first projective transformation matrix from the checker intersection coordinates, a section... Agent:

20150019001 - System and method for selecting a tool assembly: A method of identifying a multi-component cutting tool assembly to a user includes the steps of: receiving an indication from the user of a desired characteristic of at least one of the cutting tool assembly or of a workpiece to be machined, determining at least a portion of a first... Agent: Kennametal Inc.

20150019002 - Machine tool: A machine tool includes a machining chamber, an illuminator in the machining chamber, and an NC unit. The NC unit includes a manual execution unit for executing the machining operation via a pulse signal generated in response to operation of a manually operated part, and has a one-block stop mode... Agent: Citizen Machinery Miyano Co., Ltd. A Japanese Limited Company

20150019003 - Robot system: A robot system according to an aspect of an embodiment includes a robot, a determination unit (work determination unit), a selection unit (chucking direction selection unit), and an instruction unit. The robot has a robot hand (hand) including three or more chuck jaws. The determination unit obtains information on a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20150019004 - Transfer device and transfer method: A transfer device includes: a transfer unit configured to transfer a substrate from a transfer original position to a corrected transfer destination position; a plurality of position detecting units installed between the transfer original position and the corrected transfer destination position and configured to detect a position of the substrate... Agent:

20150019007 - Method for processing items such as pieces of meat: A method of processing items such as pieces of meat, by providing a stream of items by means of a primary conveyor means, allocating at least partly by means of a computer system one or more of said items to one of at least two workstations where said items are... Agent:

20150019005 - Packaging line: The present invention relates to a packaging line comprising a packaging machine and at least one additional component, wherein the packaging machine and the component each have an at least partially local control and the packaging line has a line regulation/control. The present invention further relates to a method for... Agent:

20150019006 - Robot system and robot controller: The robot system includes a first robot, a first robot controller, a loading information storage device, a second robot, and a second robot controller. The first robot holds and loads one or more target objects to form a loaded body. The first robot controller controls a movement of the first... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20150019008 - Vending machine container labeling and dispensing method: A vending machine, in communication with a remote station, delivers a labeled container to a user from storage holding containers of different sizes and shapes and containing different products such as medicaments. A control system is operable to select a specific unlabeled container from among the other containers in storage,... Agent: Medavail, Inc.

20150019009 - Automated method of recording contents of medication packages vended from a plurality of vending machines in an electronic record that stores records for a plurality of patients associated with respective vending machines: An automated method is provided for recording contents of medication packages vended from a plurality of vending machines in electronic records, such as an electronic medication administration record (eMAR), that store records for a plurality of patients who are associated with respective vending machines. A vending event causes the electronic... Agent: Sequon, Inc.

20150019010 - Shared video vendor: Embodiments of the invention provide a vending machine for enabling a transaction between a user and one of a plurality of remote sources. Vending machine may include a communication interface communicatively coupled with each source. Vending machine may include an input interface for receiving an input regarding the selection of... Agent:

20150019011 - Robot system and work facility: This disclosure discloses a robot system including one or more work facilities, and a central information processor. The work facilities comprise a robot, a robot controller, and a sensor. The robot performs predetermined work. The central information processor includes an information accepting part, an algorithm storage part, an information analysing... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20150019012 - Robot system and work facility: The robot system includes work facilities and a central computer device. The work facilities comprise a robot, a robot controller. The robot controller includes a storage part which stores teaching information. The central computer device comprises a teaching information database, an information accepting part, a correlation determining part. The teaching... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20150019013 - Touch sensitive robotic gripper: A displacement measuring cell may be used to measure linear and/or angular displacement. The displacement measuring cell may include movable and stationary electrodes in a conductive fluid. Electrical property measurements may be used to determine how far the movable electrode has moved relative to the stationary electrode. The displacement measuring... Agent:

20150019014 - Device and method for quality inspection of automotive part: A device for quality inspection of an automotive part includes i) a jig unit for securing and supporting an inspection object, ii) rotary vision imager mounted to a fore end of a robot arm rotatable in a turret type for vision photographing a plurality of processed portions of the inspection... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150019015 - Unit and method for the automatic hooking of parts onto complex supports: d

20150019016 - Method for controlling the action of a robotic arm and robotic arm using that method: Method for controlling the action of a robotic arm which comprises the following stages: a) moving the robotic arm by means of an action programmed in a controller; b) measuring the force which the robotic arm applies at specific points in the movement in stage a); c) comparing the force... Agent:

20150019020 - Control unit for a piece of furniture: The invention relates to a control device (9) for at least one adjusting drive (7, 8) which is to be associated with a piece of furniture (1) and which is designed to control the at least one adjusting drive (7, 8) based on control data (20) captured by a wireless... Agent: Dewertokin Gmbh

20150019019 - Driving mechanism: The invention is a driving mechanism for exerting a pre-determined torque characteristic, comprising a stepper motor (12) having a motor shaft, a rotation measuring device detecting the angular position of the motor shaft (14), a motor control unit effecting the torque characteristic on the basis of the angular position of... Agent: Optoforce M&#xfc Szaki Fejleszt&#xf6 &#xe9 S Innov&#xe1 Ci&#xf3 S Kft.

20150019021 - Fire prevention in a network device with redundant power supplies: A device may include multiple power supplies that are cooled by a system fan. The power supplies may be cross-connected to supply power to one another and the device may monitor temperatures of the power supplies. Based on the temperatures of the power supplies, the device may determine whether any... Agent:

20150019017 - Home appliance and method of operating a home appliance: A home appliance having a treating chamber for receiving an article for treatment according to an automatic cycle of operation, a treating chamber having an open face, a door for selectively closing the open face of the treating chamber, a sensor configured to sense a user at a predetermined location... Agent:

20150019018 - Monitoring apparatus and system: Also provided is a monitoring system including an individual signal unit; said individual signal unit communicating with a central control facility when an event sensor activates said individual signal unit; said central control facility executing a number of predefined steps on receipt of a communication from said individual signal unit;... Agent:

20150019024 - Environmental control system including distributed control elements: An apparatus may include at least one sensor and a transmitter coupled to the at least one sensor and configured send data to a gateway through a wireless communication link. The apparatus may further include a solar cell configured to provide power to the at least one sensor and the... Agent:

20150019022 - Fluid control measuring device: Systems and methods for measuring and controlling fluid flow include an orifice plate defining a variable opening. The orifice plate includes an outer assembly comprising a central opening and an inner assembly extending through the central opening. The flow device regulates high and very low volumes of fluid with precision,... Agent:

20150019023 - Heat pump system energy management device: A management device manages plural heat pump systems to bring a total amount of energy consumed by the heat pump systems closer to a target value. The management device includes a request transmitting unit, a consumption information receiving unit, a database, and a learning unit. The request transmitting unit transmits... Agent:

20150019025 - Wireless node auto-reset function: A method for wireless communication within a building automation system is disclosed. The method includes establishing a communications link between a first automation component and a second automation component, detecting a change in the communications link at the second automation component, and initiating a reset function on the second automation... Agent: Siemens Industry, Inc.

20150019028 - Dynamic support apparatus and system: A control unit system. The system includes a control unit which includes a control unit charging interface, at least one magnet located proximate to the control unit charging interface, at least one actuator, a detachable manifold including at least one magnet, fluidly coupled to the at least one actuator, a... Agent:

20150019027 - Hot water control systems: An energy management system and method for water heater system is arranged for control of the water heater system based on user demand, and control the of water distribution base on demand and water temperature of the recirculation loop. The energy management system includes a control center collecting operational parameter... Agent:

20150019026 - Systems and methods for detecting appliance pump cavitation or dry state: Systems and methods for detecting appliance pump cavitation or dry state are provided. An exemplary appliance can include a current measurement circuit configured to provide a feedback signal that describes an inverter current drawn by an inverter providing three-phase power to the pump motor. A control unit of an appliance... Agent:

20150019030 - Bias setting in a scent delivery system: A scent delivery system includes scent delivery units that are configured to deliver scent at a variable scent level by being turned on and off successively according to a variable duty cycle. The scent delivery units are associated with corresponding base scent settings. The scent delivery system also includes a... Agent:

20150019029 - Relatedness in a scent delivery system: A scent delivery system includes first and second scent delivery units and a central controller. The central controller is configured to generate command data capable of affecting operation of at least the first and second units based on one or more scenting schedules. The central controller is also configured to... Agent:

20150019031 - Integrated control circuitry and coil assembly for irrigation control: An irrigation control device comprises a coil adapted to develop an electromagnetic flux sufficient to cause actuation of irrigation equipment. Control circuitry is electrically coupled to the coil to receive control signals from an irrigation control unit and to control the flux at the coil. A housing covers at least... Agent:

20150019032 - Arrangement for communicating demand response resource incentives: An approach for influencing demand response event performance through a variable incentive signal. Automated demand response programs may achieve an energy demand reduction by signaling participating consumers to curtail energy usage for a certain period of time, referred to as an “event”. Customers may be free to “opt-out” and withdraw... Agent:

20150019033 - Providing user interface of a frequency converter over a wireless connection: A user interface of frequency converter over a wireless connection is disclosed. The frequency converter can be connected to a mobile communications device over a short range wireless connection. The mobile communications device can be connected to a wide area network to a service center maintaining information associated with frequency... Agent: Abb Oy

20150019034 - Device for smoothing fluctuations in renewable energy power production cause by dynamic environmental conditions: A renewable energy generator imposes costs on a power grid from rapid fluctuations in output. A device is disclosed that collects data on renewable power production, meteorological and other information, forecasts short timescale renewable power production then mitigates costs incurred by power fluctuations by modulating the power output, while maximizing... Agent:

20150019036 - Energy management server, energy management method, and program: According to an embodiment, management server includes estimator, scheduler, acquisition unit, monitoring unit, receiver and setting unit. Estimator calculates estimated value of energy demand in building with electric appliance. Scheduler creates schedule of appliance based on estimated value. Acquisition unit acquires actual value of energy demand. Monitoring unit monitors error... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20150019035 - Operation planning system: In formulating of a power generation operation schedule to a power grid network including multiple power plants and transformer stations, and, multiple batteries installed in association therewith, an operation planning system stores in advance power generation basic unit information of the power plant, and derivation information of the stored energy... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20150019038 - Smart-grid adaptive power management method and system with power factor optimization and total harmonic distortion reduction: A method and system of power factor optimization and total harmonic distortion are provided under the premise of efficient power management and distribution on an electrical grid. The method and system include a novel optimization technique based on a novel current profiling methodology enabling real-time power management with power factor... Agent:

20150019037 - System having customer defined demand response signals: An approach that allows a demand response (DR) resource owner to specify the DR signals that are sent from the utility/ISO as opposed to the utility/ISO dictating what the signals are. DR resource owners may be allowed to create custom signals that are most appropriate for their systems and operations.... Agent:

20150019039 - Line drop compensation methods and systems: This disclosure is directed to regulating electric power at a node of a system for distribution of electricity. A voltage controller can identify properties of branch structures in a system that includes a voltage regulation device that controls a voltage source supplying electricity to nodes via the branch structures. The... Agent:

20150019040 - Controlling system and data collecting/displaying method: A regulator has: a data recording portion recording a setting value; an elapsed time measuring portion measuring elapsed time after commencement of data collection; a data collection initiating portion initiating the data collection if a direction of change of the setting value is a direction of change of the setting... Agent: Azbil Corporation

20150019041 - Scent delivery system scheduling: A method for controlling one or more scent delivery units includes maintaining one or more scheduled events, maintaining one or more scheduled anti-events, and generating, based on the one or more scheduled events and the one or more scheduled anti-events, command data to be communicated to the one or more... Agent:

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