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Data processing: generic control systems or specific applicationsBelow are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 05/16/2013 > 62 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories.
20130123943 - Control apparatus, control system, and control method: A control device includes an acquisition part acquiring a control module selected from a plurality of candidates for the control module in which processing procedures regarding control of a controlled apparatus are described, and a controller controlling operation of the controlled apparatus according to the processing procedures in the control... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130123944 - Data resource identity: An automation control and monitoring system includes an operating system and a data model. The operating system is configured to receive a request for instantiation of an object representing an attribute of the automation control and monitoring system. The operating system is also configured to generate an object identifier when... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
20130123945 - Machine vision system program editing environment including real time context generation features: A machine vision system program editing environment includes near real time context generation. Rather than requiring execution of all preceding instructions of a part program in order to generate a realistic context for subsequent edits, surrogate data operations using previously saved data replace execution of certain sets of instructions. The... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation
20130123946 - Agile control model system and method: A control and monitoring system is provided that includes an automation controller. The system includes a distributed model stored on the automation controller. Changes to the distributed model are provided via delta scripts that define only the changes to the model. Further, the control and monitoring system 24 includes distributed... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
20130123948 - Control environment change communication: An automation control system is provided that includes a first component that stores state information of an object of the automation control system. Additionally, the first component generates one or more delta scripts that describe one or more changes of the stored state information. Further, the first component transmits the... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
20130123947 - Generation and publication of shared tagsets: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate receipt of tag requests from one or more interfaces, based upon which a single tagset is compiled at a controller comprising all the requested tags for a given update rate, whereupon the single compiled tagset is subsequently forwarded to the one or more... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
20130123949 - Using model communication as a protocol in a managed electrical system: One embodiment of the present invention provides managing component driver for an energy-management system that manages energy within a predominantly closed power system. The component driver includes a receiving mechanism configured to receive current status information for a component associated with the component driver, a model-construction mechanism configured to construct... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
20130123950 - Computer system performance management with control variables, performance metrics and/or desirability functions: Embodiments of techniques and systems for managing performance of a computing system are described. In embodiments, parameters may be received describing control variables for a computing system, workloads that are performed on the computing system, and performance metrics for the computing system. An experimental plan may be generated for modifying... Agent:
20130123951 - Systems and methods for error detection and diagnostics visualization: A human machine interface (HMI) configured to provide visualizations of one or more device elements that correspond to one or more components in an industrial automation system on an HMI screen. The HMI includes computer-executable instructions stored on a tangible machine-readable medium configured to determine whether at least one of... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
20130123954 - Chainable plug-ins: An automation control and monitoring system is provided that includes chainable plug-ins that may work in combination with one another to transform data or generate events. Resources of the automation control and monitoring system may be polymorphically defined based upon a generalized object model. The chainable plug-ins may be chained... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
20130123952 - Control environment change communication: An automation control system is provided that includes delta scripts that describe one or more changes of the stored state information. The delta scripts may be useful to enable one or more other components of the control system and the one or more other components apply the one or more... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
20130123953 - Control environment command execution: An automation control system is provided that includes one or more components. The components include an embedded execution engine that is configured to execute one or more commands based upon data communicated to the one or more components from another component of the automation control system. The data is representative... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
20130123957 - App rating system: A technique to automatically provide assistance with the selection of an app for an electronic game is described. An apparatus may comprise an app rating application arranged to receive as input game performance information representing gameplay of an electronic game. The app rating application may process the game performance information... Agent: Cbs Interactive Inc.
20130123959 - Exercise detection apparatus and control method for exercise detection apparatus: An exercise detection apparatus determines body movements based on data detected by a detection unit, judges movement states for each body movement based on data detected by the detection unit, corrects the movement states based on a predetermined rule, calculates an exercise state of a user based on a result... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
20130123956 - Information types for an app rating system: A technique to automatically provide assistance with the selection of an app for an electronic game is described. An apparatus may comprise an app rating application arranged to receive as input game performance information representing gameplay of an electronic game. The app rating application may process the game performance information... Agent: Cbs Interactive Inc.
20130123958 - Information types for an app rating system: A technique to automatically provide assistance with the selection of an app for an electronic game is described. An apparatus may comprise an app rating application arranged to receive as input game performance information representing gameplay of an electronic game. The app rating application may process the game performance information... Agent: Cbs Interactive Inc.
20130123955 - Virtual exerciser device: Disclosed herein is a device which detects repetitive movement of a user's body part. The device has a sensor which detects G forces along at least two axes when the user repeatedly moves the body part; a memory, which stores reference data corresponding to ideal reference data; a processor/computing unit,... Agent:
20130123960 - Automatic audio track setup: Embodiments for automatic audio track setup are disclosed.... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated
20130123962 - Computer-readable storage medium storing information processing program, information processing device, information processing system, and information processing method: An example game device corrects a sound of a sound source located behind a virtual camera by applying a frequency filter to the sound. Specifically, an angle between an imaging direction of the virtual camera and a direction from the virtual camera toward the sound source is calculated. If the... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20130123961 - Disc jockey controller for a handheld computing device: A disc jockey controller for a handheld computing device is disclosed. The controller includes a body with a top surface. A cradle is configured and arranged to hold a handheld computing device in a desired orientation. A main output configured and arranged to be electrically connected to a handheld computing... Agent: Numark Industries, Lp
20130123963 - Activity set management in a manufacturing execution system: A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is provided for execution of workflows in response to specified business objectives. The MES system can maintain a library of activity sets representing industry-specific workflows that can be selected and executed in order to satisfy business-driven goals. The activity sets can comprise both business-level and... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
20130123965 - Industry-specific workflows in a manufacturing execution system with premier integration: A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is provided that leverages industry-specific workflows to process business requests. The MES system can maintain activity sets representing industry-specific workflows that can be selected and executed in order to satisfy business-driven goals. The activity sets can comprise both business-level and control-level operations, and can be... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
20130123964 - Routing of enterprise resource planning messages: An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) gateway is provided for routing of ERP messages to Manufacturing Execution System (MES) applications. The gateway can receive a message from an ERP system via a manufacturing services bus specifying a business objective requiring action at a control level of an enterprise. The received message... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
20130123966 - Spatial three-dimensional inline handling system: A spatial three-dimensional (3D) inline handling system comprises: a ceiling with guide rails; a plurality of cassettes disposed at a bottom surface of the ceiling to temporarily store substrates; a plurality of processing units disposed below the cassettes to process the substrates; and an overhead handling apparatus for handling the... Agent: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
20130123967 - Device and method for controlling the course of a process in the production of parts: A device for controlling the course of a process in the production of parts in a tool with or without subsequent reject separation, includes a sensor, which is fitted to the tool to detect measured values during a production process, which can mean an assembly process, a jointing process and... Agent: Kistler Holding Ag
20130123968 - Numerical control apparatus: Disclosed is a numerical control apparatus including: a computing unit which calculates, based on a processing path, a moving distance of each support in a corresponding movement axis direction per set unit time; and a drive control unit which causes each driving device to transfer the support corresponding to that... Agent: Shin Nippon Koki Co., Ltd.
20130123969 - Method and system for bio-fluid sampling: A method of sampling includes receiving, by a portable bio-fluid sampling apparatus, a bio-fluid sample on a sample collection receptacle. The bio-fluid sample is associated with a timestamp that is indicative of a time at which the bio-fluid sample is received. The bio-fluid sample is stored in a bio-fluid chamber... Agent:
20130123970 - Transfer system and control method of the same: In a transfer system, a storage data and a specific equipment data indicating a specific equipment are generated. When a transfer command indicates the specific equipment as one of a previous location and a subsequent location, a priority level of the transfer command is increased. A transfer command having a... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130123971 - Substrate processing apparatus and display method for substrate processing apparatus: During a carrying operation, the position, transportation origin, and transportation destination of a carrier or a boat can be easily checked. A carrying system is configured to carry a substrate, a manipulation unit is configured to display an operation state of the carrying system on a manipulation screen, and a... Agent: Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
20130123972 - Endless conveyor drive monitoring system: A drive load measuring system for a conveyor-type oven is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a drive load measuring system includes: a pair of mounting assemblies that support opposing end portions of a rotating drive shaft of an oven drive unit; and a PLC control unit operatively connected to the... Agent: Baking Acquisition, LLC
20130123973 - System and method for color preparation and management: In one embodiment there is provided a method for preparing a hair dye mixture. The method includes a scale and control system in communication with each other. The control system provides for a memory and a display, wherein the memory contains a formula that defines instructions for blending a hair... Agent: The Saranow Group LLC
20130123974 - Combined pharmaceutical packager and prepackaged pharmaceutical system: A medication dispenser and organization assembly includes a cabinet housing having at least first and second openings and first and second storage units for selectively storing at least one of a prepackaged oral solid medication and a non-oral solid medication. The first and second storage units are removably received within... Agent: Talyst Inc.
20130123975 - Delivery unit for an application system: Delivery unit for an application system for an industrial application of an adhesive and/or sealant comprising a line system for the adhesive and/or sealant and an input suitable for the connection of a storage container to the delivery unit and an output suitable for the connection of a dispensing means... Agent: Henkel Ag & Co. Kgaa
20130123976 - Method and apparatus for fulfilling an offer: A method and apparatus for fulfilling a product offer are described herein. An offer of a product sample is made in exchange for a shopper checking in at a vending machine on asocial networking site. Information associated with a check-in is passed to a vending machine which dispenses a product... Agent:
20130123977 - Systems and methods for managing medication-dispensing canisters: Systems and methods for managing canisters used to automatically dispense medication are provided. Canisters are configurable via a design process and a build process to accurately dispense a variety of medications. Design profiles are created and stored by a canister management system, and are federated to workstations used to build... Agent: Talyst Inc.
20130123978 - Systems and methods for merchandise display, sale and inventory control: An automated retail system according to embodiments of the present invention includes a front and/or rear product rack, each rack having a plurality of bins, each of which has a product door, the system further including a basket moveable along an x-y plane on a rail system to selectively open... Agent:
20130123979 - Biological reaction apparatus with draining mechanism: A biological reaction apparatus for receiving at least one substrate having a sample located in a sample region, and a separate cover, such that a reaction chamber is formed between the cover and substrate over the sample region, wherein the apparatus includes a locating means to locate the substrate; a... Agent: Leica Biosystems Melbourne Pty Ltd
20130123980 - Method and system for controlling multiple small robots: A method for controlling multiple small robots includes generating cooperation missions to be performed through cooperation with cooperation robots according to the manipulation of a main operator, generating an operator recruiting message including mission outline information for the cooperation missions, transmitting the operator recruiting message to neighboring robot mission units.... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130123981 - Swarm intelligence routing robot device and movement path control system using the same: A swarm intelligence routing robot device includes wherein multiple swarm intelligence robot devices configure a cluster, and the swarm intelligence routing robot device configures and manages a wireless communication network to relay communication between the swarm intelligence robot devices which move in an atypical environment in the cluster, and selects... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130123982 - Calibration method for tool center point of a robot manipulator: A calibration method for calibration a tool center point for a robot manipulator includes the steps of: driving the tool to move above one of the inclined surfaces; defining a preset coordinate system TG; rotating the TCP relative to the UG-axis by about 180 degrees, calculating the value of Δw;... Agent:
20130123983 - Method and apparatus for calibration of a robot positioned on a movable platform: A method and apparatus for calibration of a robot on a platform and a robot, in relation to an object using a measuring unit mounted on the robot including placing CAD models so that the robot reaches the object, manipulating the CAD models to move the measuring unit to a... Agent: Abb Research Ltd
20130123984 - Mobile device for irradiation and detection of radiation: Radiation lenses including channels consisting of capillaries or fibres, polycapillaries or multilayer planar properly coupled, a central channel filled with refracting material for neutrons and an extraction channel. The channels can be bent with a graded curvature and filled with material with an increasing refracting index, such an increasing refracting... Agent:
20130123986 - Method and apparatus for tissue transfer: A handheld tool is disclosed which may be used to transfer a plurality of plant tissue explants from a first container to a second container. The handheld tool may include a disposable tip member which couples the plurality of plant tissue explants through use of negative pressure. An automated system... Agent: Dow Agrosciences LLC
20130123987 - Robotic system, robot control method and robot control program: A robotic system includes: a detection unit that detects at least one of a voice, light and an image of a content outputted by a content output device; a decision unit that assesses information detected by the detection unit on the basis of reference data so as to assess the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130123985 - Transparent object detection system and transparent flat plate detection system: A disclosed transparent body detection system includes an image acquisition unit acquiring a vertical polarization image and a horizontal polarization image by acquiring an image of a first region, the image including a transparent body having characteristics in which a polarization direction of transmission light changes; a placing table on... Agent:
20130123988 - Fabricating parts from photopolymer resin: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for fabricating parts from photopolymer resin. In one aspect, a method includes iteratively determining a deviation measurement based on a simulated cured geometry and adjusted target geometry data until the deviation measurement is at or less than... Agent: Georgia Institute Of Technology
20130123990 - Density profile measurement by detecting backscattered radiation with position-sensitive detector: A method for measuring a density profile of a fluid in a process vessel is disclosed. The method includes emitting gamma rays into the fluid and acquiring a backscattered gamma ray counts distribution using at least one position sensitive gamma ray detector disposed proximate the vessel. The method further includes... Agent: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
20130123989 - Integrated control architecture and method for a bi-directional ac-to-ac converter: A method and system for controlling power transfer includes the operations of receiving a power transfer value indicating a power level to be transferred either to or from an energy storage sub-system and receiving an input comprising a rotational speed of a rotating mass in the energy storage sub-system. The... Agent:
20130123991 - Thermostat and irrigation controller with removable user interface: Improvements in a thermostat for HVAC control and an irrigation controller for sprinkler control are constructed each with a Base Unit and a removable User Interface Unit. The dual-function Base Unit is configurable for use as either a thermostat or an irrigation controller. The Base Unit has a connector for... Agent:
20130123992 - Air conditioning control device, air conditioning control method and program: An air-conditioning control device controls a plurality of air-conditioners (indoor devices) disposed at different locations within a predetermined living room space. A data manager stores location information for each air-conditioner (indoor device). A distance calculator calculates a distance between respective air-conditioners (indoor devices) based on the location information. A control... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130123993 - Hierarchical model communication and control in a managed electrical system: One embodiment of the present invention provides an energy-management system for managing energy within a predominantly closed power system. The system includes an upper-level energy-management module, at least one lower-level energy-management module coupled to the upper-level energy-management module, and at least one component coupled to the lower-level energy-management module. The... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
20130123996 - Method and system for improving the effectiveness of planned power consumption demand response events: A method and system for defining and optimizing demand response events is disclosed where at least one initial input parameter is received for selection of a demand response event, a power demand forecast is retrieved, a demand response event is automatically calculated based on the at least one initial input... Agent:
20130123995 - Power management device, power management method, and demand notifying device: A power management device includes a power demand predicting section, demand control section, demand issuing section, and acceptance receiving section. The power demand predicting section calculates a first predicted amount of power demand, representing a result of prediction of power demand of a power consumer on a date and time... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130123994 - Using planning to control demand response and supply choices in a managed electrical system: One embodiment of the present invention provides an energy-management system for managing energy within a predominantly closed power system. The system includes an identifying mechanism configured to identify a number of components coupled to the energy-management system, a receiving mechanism configured to receive current status information of the components, an... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
20130123998 - Electrical power distribution systems, smart electricity meters, and methods of controlling local power connection: An electrical power distribution system having an electricity meter connected to power lines on one side and a load on the other side, the electricity meter enabling automatic disconnection and/or reconnection as determined by one or more thresholds stored in memory of the electricity meter. Electricity meters having an automatic... Agent:
20130123997 - Smart meters, and systems and method for electrical power reconnection: An electrical power system having an electricity meter connected to power lines on one side and a load on the other side, the electricity meter having a processor and memory, a communications module, a sensor, and a service disconnect switch. The system has a communications and control system adapted to... Agent:
20130123999 - Network device heating based on power classification and temperature: Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to network device heating based on power classification and temperature. The network device may be configured to receive power via a network connector. The received power can be associated with a power classification. Temperature associated with the network device can be determined. Heat can be... Agent:
20130124000 - Power control network system, power control method, and power controller: When power failure occurs at a power grid, a controller obtains information related to an operating state of a plurality of electrical appliances; restrict an operation of at least some of electrical appliances currently operating among the plurality of electrical appliances, such that power consumption of the plurality of electric... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130124001 - Monitoring and optimizing an electrical grid state: Monitoring and optimizing a state of an electrical grid are provided. An approach for synchronizing state information and context information, associated with one or more electrical devices on an electrical grid, with time information is provided. The state information is from one or more phasor measurement units (PMUs) associated with... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130124002 - Staggering and feathering of demand response and energy supply change in a managed electrical system: One embodiment of the present invention provides an energy-management system for managing energy within a predominantly closed power system. During operation, the system obtains one or more control actions that control energy transitions of a plurality of components, receives transitional characteristics associated with the components, and schedules the energy transitions... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
20130124003 - Optimizing free cooling of data centers through weather-based intelligent control: Optimizing free cooling of data centers through weather-based intelligent control, including: receiving predictive weather information for the data center's location, wherein the predictive weather information includes information describing expected future weather conditions at the data center's location; receiving a predetermined target inlet air flow temperature for computing components in the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130124004 - System and method for controlling electrical devices: A computing device is electronically connected to a plurality of electrical devices via a controller, and is connected to an elevator control system of a building via a network. The computing device sets associations between control commands triggered by pressing floor buttons of the elevator control system and switch statuses... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.05/09/2013 > 54 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories.
20130116800 - Control apparatus and communications control method: A control apparatus is disclosed, including a first processor which can be connected to a network; and a second processor which includes a user interface, which is communicatively connected to the first processor, and which performs equipment control based on information input via the user interface and information obtained by... Agent:
20130116801 - System, method and recording medium for driving a programmable logic controller: A system, a method and a recording medium for driving a programmable logic controller are disclosed. This system includes a server and an adaptive unit electrically connected to the server. When determining that a programmable logic controller is connected, a hardware layer management module of the adaptive unit informs the... Agent:
20130116802 - Tracking simulation method: A tracking simulator models an industrial process simultaneously and in parallel with the industrial process. The simulator receives control inputs provided by an automation system to control the industrial process. Based on these inputs, the simulator with its process model(s) provides simulated process outputs. In order to avoid divergence of... Agent: Metso Automation Oy
20130116803 - Managing the carbon footprint of a structure: Carbon footprint management for structures is disclosed. In an example, a method includes determining a value of a first carbon footprint of the structure when operated at an existing demand for a first time period, and comparing the value of the first carbon footprint to a value of a prorated... Agent:
20130116804 - Method for automatically transferring a configuration of an automation device during replacement of an automation device: A method for automatically adopting a configuration of a first automation device on a second automation device includes storing on a removable storage medium a configuration and a unique identifier identifying the first automation device, comparing in the second automation device the stored unique identifier of the first automation device... Agent:
20130116805 - Interface device between a user and a surgical or dental instrument: Portable human-machine interface device intended to be removably connected to a controller (2) of at least one surgical or dental instrument (4), the controller (2) being installed in a power and control unit (6) or a table top equipment (8), the interface device (1) including hardware and software means allowing... Agent: Bien-air Holding Sa
20130116806 - System and method for establishing center of gravity: A system for establishing a center of gravity of a device under test (DUT) includes a test platform and a control device. The test platform includes three support elements and a marker. A sensor is positioned on top of each support element. The control device includes three processing modules and... Agent:
20130116807 - Biofeedback for program guidance in pulmonary rehabilitation: A system (200) for providing an exercise training plan for a patient is provided. The system includes a sensor (202, 204, 206, 208, 210, 212), and a processor (214) operatively connected to the at least one sensor. The sensor measures physiological parameter of the patient. The processor is configured to:... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130116808 - Method and apparatus for low resolution golf swing image capture analysis: A method and system for using a low resolution image of a golfer's swing for analysis is disclosed. Cameras obtain images of various portions of a golfer's swing. A computer calculates parameters associated with a golfer and a golf club from the images. Parameters include body angles, head position, shoulder... Agent: Nike, Inc.
20130116809 - Tournament game, gaming machine, gaming system, and method with team management: A tournament game, gaming machine, gaming system and method are disclosed wherein a tournament management interface allows operators to organize their slot tournament players into teams and manage the advancement of those teams with a variety of templates throughout the tournament.... Agent: Multimedia Games, Inc.
20130116811 - Method and an apparatus for a user to select one of a multiple of audio tracks: A method and apparatus for having a user select from simultaneously provided audio tracks which are provided from different directions to the user. One of the tracks is provided from in front of the user and with a higher intensity than another track which is provided from a direction more... Agent: Bang & Olufsen A/s
20130116810 - Systems and methods for synchronizing operations among a plurality of independently clocked digital data processing devices without a voltage controlled crystal oscillator: Example systems, apparatus, and methods receive audio information including a plurality of frames from a source device, wherein each frame of the plurality of frames includes one or more audio samples and a time stamp indicating when to play the one or more audio samples of the respective frame. In... Agent: Sonos, Inc.
20130116812 - Method and apparatus to monitor and control sheet characteristics on a creping process: The invention embodies methods and apparatuses to monitor and control the characteristics of a creping process. The method involves measuring optical properties of various points along a creped paper sheet and converting those measurements into characteristic defining data. The invention allows for determining the magnitude and distribution of crepe structures... Agent:
20130116813 - Operating and monitoring apparatus and method: An operating and monitoring apparatus for monitoring an operating condition of a plant through a monitoring screen of the present disclosure. The apparatus includes a storage unit which stores a plurality of display screens to be displayed on the monitoring screen; a receipt unit which receives an operation of selecting... Agent: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
20130116814 - Feedforward control adjusted with iterative learning: A method for controlling a mover assembly (220C) includes the steps of: (i) providing a control system (224) that includes a feedback control (440), an iterative learning control (442), and a feedforward control (444); (ii) moving a stage (220A) through a first movement with the mover assembly (220C) being controlled... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130116815 - Apparatus and non-transitory computer-readable medium: An apparatus includes a processor and a memory configured to store computer-readable instructions that instruct the apparatus to execute steps comprising acquiring pattern data, identifying needle drop points on a pattern line, identifying, as a corresponding cutting needle for each of the plurality of needle drop points, one of cutting... Agent:
20130116816 - Numerical controller for speed control according to instructed path speed condition: A numerical controller that controls a multi-axis machine tool performs speed control based on an instructed path allowable acceleration and an instructed path allowable jerk in a relative path (instructed path) of a tool with respect to a workpiece, and performs speed control based on a tool reference point path... Agent: Fanuc Corporation
20130116817 - System and method for machining and inspecting a workpiece: A method for machining and inspecting a workpiece includes steps of: supporting the workpiece with a workpiece support; moving a machining tool relative to the workpiece with a tool positioning system, and machining a workpiece feature into the workpiece with the machining tool as a function of reference geometry data;... Agent: United Technologies Corporation
20130116818 - Pill dispensing assembly: A pill dispensing assembly for dispensing a pill from a pill bottle includes a first layer having a pill exit passage. A second layer is operatively connected to the first layer, and includes a pill entry passage horizontally offset from the exit passage. A pill dispensing layer is positioned between... Agent:
20130116819 - Estimating apparatus, estimating method, and computer product: An estimating apparatus includes a processor configured to update a state of a first particle group indicating a state of a mobile body, from a current state to a next state through a simulation that is based on a state equation of the mobile body in a space using a... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130116821 - Method for controlling an automated work cell: The invention relates to a control method applied to an automated work cell which includes at least one robot arm (4) having at least three degrees of freedom controlled according to a plurality of control axes (A1-A6; X, Y, Z, Rx, Ry, Rz); a control centre (8); a device (6)... Agent: Staubli Faverges
20130116820 - Walking robot and control method thereof: A walking robot generates a target trajectory for walking on stairs using a target trajectory used for walking on level ground. A control method controls the robot by generating a target trajectory for walking on stairs using a target trajectory used for walking on level ground. The stairs-walking target-trajectory is... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130116822 - Robot programming device: A robot programming device (10) includes: a processing line designating unit (21) that designates a processing line (41); an operation mode designating unit (22) that designates an operation mode of the teaching point; a program generation unit (23) that generates a program for a robot (12) based on the processing... Agent: Fanuc Corporation
20130116823 - Mobile apparatus and walking robot: A mobile apparatus and a position recognition method thereof capable of enhancing performance in position recognition, such as accuracy and convergence in position recognition of the mobile apparatus performs the position recognition by use of a distributed filter system, which is composed of a plurality of local filters independently operating... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130116824 - Robotic manipulator: A mechanical manipulator (1) selectively positions an output structure (2, 20). The mechanical manipulator (1) includes a base assembly (3), a holder base (4) attached to the base assembly (3), a holder (5, 25) attached to the holder base (4) and being rotatable by a holder rotation motor (9), a... Agent: Ross-hime Designs, Inc.
20130116825 - Robot cleaner and controlling method of the same: Disclosed are a robot cleaner and a method for controlling the same. A plurality of images are detected through an image detecting unit such as an upper camera, and two or more feature points are extracted from the plurality of images. Then, a feature point set consisting of the feature... Agent:
20130116826 - Robot cleaner and controlling method of the same: Disclosed are a robot cleaner and a method for controlling the same. The robot cleaner is capable of recognizing a position thereof by extracting one or more feature points having 2D coordinates information with respect to each of a plurality of images, by matching the feature points with each other,... Agent:
20130116827 - Robot control system, robot system, and sensor information processing apparatus: A robot control system includes a force control unit configured to output a correction value of a target track of a robot on the basis of sensor information acquired from a force sensor, a target-value output unit configured to apply correction processing based on the correction value to the target... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130116828 - Robot teach device with 3-d display: A method and an apparatus for displaying three-dimensional workcell data includes a hand-held pendant that is provided with 3-D workcell data representing a model of a machine and associated components in a workcell. The hand-held pendant has a display that generates a 3-D visual representation of the workcell data. The... Agent: Fanuc Robotics America Corporation
20130116829 - System and method for overriding demand system management enabled functions: An energy management system for altering power consuming functions on an electrical device during specified periods of time, e.g., peak energy demand periods. The system includes an electrical device having one or more power consuming functions, a memory for storing power consuming function profiles corresponding to the one or more... Agent:
20130116830 - Systems and methods for predicting transient operational characteristics of a power plant: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods for predicting transient operational characteristics of a power plant. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for predicting transient operational characteristics of a power plant. The method can include receiving operating information associated with the... Agent: General Electric Company
20130116831 - Wind and power forecasting using lidar distancewind sensor: A wind turbine power management system and method includes one or more wind turbines at a wind farm and one or more laser sources used to measure wind conditions remote from the wind farm. The laser sources may be collocated with the wind turbines, and are able to measure wind... Agent: Bluescout Technologies, Inc.
20130116833 - Actuator having an address selector: A system incorporating an actuator connected to a polarity-insensitive two-wire communications bus. The actuator may have an electromechanical mover, a processor connected to the electromechanical mover, and a potentiometer, having a number of address settings, connected to the processor. A setting of the number of settings of the potentiometer may... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130116832 - Actuator having an adjustable running time: An actuator system having an actuator with a rotatable shaft. The shaft may have a first running time to rotate from a first position to a second position in one direction. The shaft may have a second running time to rotate from a first position to a second position in... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130116834 - Actuator with diagnostics: A system incorporating an actuator. The actuator may have a motor unit with motor controller connected to it. A processor may be connected to the motor controller. A coupling for a shaft connection may be attached to an output of the motor unit. The processor may incorporate a diagnostics program.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130116835 - Information exchange between elevator systems and building systems: Environment information associated with a user can be exchanged between an elevator system and a building environmental system. The user can adjust environmental settings in one context (e.g., in an elevator car of the elevator system), and the settings can be carried over to another context (e.g., a room serviced... Agent: Inventio Ag
20130116837 - Landscape controller with control panel insertable feature module: A landscape controller includes a housing and a control panel in the housing. The control panel includes a display and at least one manual control that enable a user to enter and/or select a watering schedule. A memory is provided for storing an operational program for carrying out the watering... Agent: Hunter Industries, Inc.
20130116836 - Method of controlling the irrigation of a field with a center pivot irrigation system: A method of optimizing water applications of a center pivot irrigation system. The field is mapped to determine the yield potentials of various parts of the field. The field map is divided into sectors or zones and the yield potentials of those sectors or zones are determined. The number of... Agent:
20130116839 - Method for scheduling the operation of energy distribution devices, and installation implementing same: The invention relates to a method for optimizing the supply of energy, over a time interval/of duration D, to an installation equipped with N energy distribution devices operating in all-or-nothing mode and by duration modulation, an operation duration Δi being allocated to each of the N energy distribution devices over... Agent: Fives Stein
20130116838 - System and device for utility management: An article of manufacture for an energy system that has one or more tangible, machine-readable media. The machine-readable media have processor-executable instructions encoded thereon. The media includes instructions to receive status data from a network management system. The status data corresponds to a device in the energy system. The media... Agent: General Electric Company
20130116841 - Controlling a wind power plant transformer: A method for controlling a pilot signal (Ps) to a WPPT with an adjustable coil ratio, wherein the primary side of the transformer is connected to a plurality of WTGs and a variable reactive compensation load, the method comprising the steps of receiving an actual primary-side voltage (VMV), receiving an... Agent: Vestas Wind Systems A/s
20130116840 - Power management system that includes a generator controller: Some embodiments relate to a power management system that includes an engine-driven generator and a plurality of load switching and sensor modules that are located remotely from the generator. The load switching and sensor modules include power switching devices and/or sensor circuits. In some embodiments, the power switching devices are... Agent: Kohler Co.
20130116842 - Power management apparatus, power management method and demand notification apparatus: Disclosed herein is a power management apparatus including: a power-demand forecasting section configured to forecast a power demand made by an electric-power demander at a future time; a power measurement section configured to acquire a power consumption of the electric-power demander for the time; a demand control section configured to... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130116843 - Outage schedule management apparatus and method in ems: An outage schedule management apparatus and a method are provided, wherein a topology change is executed in response to an outage schedule set up by a user input, and a validity determination is executed to system operation standard to approve an outage.... Agent: Lsis Co., Ltd.
20130116844 - Grid load synchronization device and method: The grid load synchronization system described herein permits proactive mitigation of the effects of large loads transitioning on and off the power grid and the resultant risks and power quality issues associated therewith. The disclosed proactive system permits a grid-connected power consumer to synchronize demand with power storage equipment in... Agent: A123 Systems, Inc.
20130116846 - Method and apparatus for controlling distribution of power: A method and an apparatus for controlling distribution of power. The apparatus is used for controlling application of power to a plurality of devices including at least one master device and at least one controlled device. The apparatus includes: a power inlet constructed and arranged to receive power from a... Agent: American Power Conversion Corporation
20130116845 - Method for controlling the stability of an electric supply grid: A method for controlling the stability of an electric supply grid is provided. A first device, designed to exchange electrical energy with the supply grid, locates a part of the supply grid, with which the first device is associated for an energy connection, by a geographic location of the first... Agent:
20130116847 - Adding and shedding loads using load levels to determine timing: Some embodiments relate to a method of adding and shedding loads that are connected to a generator. The method includes determining whether a plurality of loads is being supplied with power by the generator and then determining the total load that the generator is supplying to the plurality of loads.... Agent: Kohler Co.
20130116848 - Multichannel power controller: An object of the present invention is to provide a multichannel power controller for limiting the number of channels with outputs therefrom simultaneously turned on and enabling power conditioning that makes the ratio of the “ON time” to the “ON+OFF time” for the output proportional to the input value, thus... Agent: Rkc Instrument Inc.
20130116850 - Generating and storing energy by moving objects: Embodiments of the present invention relate to an approach for moving (e.g., lifting and lowering) objects (e.g., structures, cars, etc.) to generate and store energy to address energy shortage conditions. Specifically, the weight of an object is utilized to accumulate potential energy over a period of time through conversion of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130116849 - System and method for real-time computation and reporting of welding machine performance and metrics: A welding or cutting system is provided using a performance module which monitors the real-time performance of a welding or cutting system and displays this information on a user interface on the system. Other embodiments of the system also include a cost calculation function in which a cost of the... Agent: Lincoln Global, Inc.
20130116851 - Thermal displacement compensating device and thermal displacement compensating method: In a thermal displacement compensating device and a thermal displacement compensating method for a machine tool, a block temperature obtaining section obtains temperatures of respective blocks based on temperature information detected by temperature sensors wherein temperatures in each of the respective blocks into which a column is divided to be... Agent: Jtekt
20130116852 - Device including a multi-actuator haptic surface for providing haptic effects on said surface: The present invention relates to a device (20) for providing haptic effects on a haptic surface. To enable a simple but accurate determination of the position, orientation and/or pose of an object positioned on the haptic surface the proposed device comprises a haptic surface (22), a number of haptic actuators... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130116853 - Control system for a pipe handling apparatus: A pipe handling system control apparatus is disclosed which includes a remote control that outputs a throttle signal to control speed of movement of a trough of the pipe handling apparatus. A position sensor outputs a position of the trough of the pipe handling apparatus, and a controller receives the... Agent: Bartlett Power & Automation LLC05/02/2013 > 50 patent applications in 32 patent subcategories.
20130110259 - Event management systems and methods for motion control systems: A motion control system comprising a machine platform, at least one event destination, and an event handler. The machine platform carries out automated tasks and generates events. The event handler is configurable to receive at least one event from the machine platform and send the at least one event to... Agent: Roy-g-biv Corporation
20130110260 - Control system for electricity transfer device and related systems and methods: Some embodiments include a control system for an electricity transfer device. Other embodiments of related systems and methods are also disclosed.... Agent: Electric Transporation Engineering Corporation, D/b/a Ecotality North America
20130110261 - System and method for controlling an electronic device: A system and method for controlling an electronic device based on a state of the electronic device and external information. A system includes an electronic device for providing a search word; a server for providing operation information for operating the electronic device based on the search word; and a managing... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130110262 - Automatic tuning of atomic force microscope: An atomic force microscope (AFM) comprises a physical system and a controller comprising a plurality of digital filters and configured to control the physical system. The AFM is tuned by performing automatic loop shaping on a loop response defined by a frequency response of the physical system and a frequency... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
20130110263 - Bi-directional association and graphical acquisition of time-based equipment sensor data and material-based metrology statistical process control data: A method and system for linking sensor data to metrology data and metrology data to sensor data is described herein. In one embodiment, a user selection of metrology data for a product is received, related process tool fault detection summary for the selected metrology data for the product is presented,... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.
20130110266 - Methods and systems for control of human locomotion: A method is provided for the automatic control of locomotion speed in a human or other animal subject. The method comprises: estimating the subject's actual locomotion speed using one or more sensors to thereby obtain a measured speed; determining an error comprising a difference between a desired speed and the... Agent: Simon Fraser University
20130110265 - Performance intensity zones: Performance intensity zones are disclosed. An apparatus comprises one or more processors, and one or more memories storing instructions, that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the apparatus to: obtain performance intensity data measured from a user with at least one measurement sensor during a first activity... Agent: Polar Electro Oy
20130110264 - Wearable device having athletic functionality: A wearable device assembly has a housing supporting a controller, display and indicator system thereon. The controller has at least one sensor wherein activity of a user wearing the device is detected. The controller selectively illuminates the indicator system to indicate a level of activity of the user.... Agent: Nike, Inc.
20130110267 - Audio reproducton method and apparatus supporting audio thumbnail function: An audio reproduction method and apparatus are provided. The method includes sound-localizing audio thumbnails that respectively represent a predetermined number of audio files into a predetermined number of directions, simultaneously outputting the sound-localized audio thumbnails, and outputting at least one of the audio files based on a selection of a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130110268 - Content playback device, content playback method, and content playback program: Provided is a content playback device which can set easily and definitely the repetition number of a predetermined content by user gestures. A content playback device capable of playing a content a number of times, includes: an input means which receives a user's operation; a repetition number deciding means which... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130110269 - Reproduction system, reproduction method and program thereof: A reproduction system has a content reproduction section 220 that reproduces a content having a cycle; a special reproduction operation section 230 that performs special reproduction on the content by which the content is reproduced at a reproduction position different from a normal reproduction return position at a time of... Agent: Pioneer Corporation
20130110270 - Pi estimating method (pem algorithm) and device (d): Original Pi Estimating Method (PEM) Algorithm is primarily intended for computer application. PEM Algorithm, given in ‘word format’, describes a math process suitable for programming. Using sufficient pi truncations and the set of all real numbers for domain divisions, PEM math process permits a user to specify goal-precisions and to... Agent:
20130110273 - Automated optical lens processing system, such as a system for providing supplemental information to laboratory technicians: An electronic lens processing system receives a lens prescription and performs lens calculations to create a work ticket for manufacturing the lens. Information that the system used to create the work ticket, such as data files for lens materials and machine settings for controlling lens manufacturing equipment, are stored. The... Agent: Digital Vision, Inc.
20130110272 - Experiments method for predicting wafer fabrication outcome: A wafer fabrication outcome, such as wafer yield or wafer lifetime, is predicted by excluding uncontrollable but measurable internal/external noises of a DOE system, and by rendering relations between wafer design variables and wafer outcome outputs to be more causal, as well as the relations between variances for each of... Agent:
20130110271 - Statistical impact analysis machine: A computer-implemented initial run module processes manifest variable data using computer-defined model specification parameters stored in a database to provide initial estimates of weights that are associated with latent variables. The initial run module employs a unique value-based weighting partial least squares computer-implemented process. A final run module then operates... Agent:
20130110274 - Systems and methods for process control including process-initiated workflow: A process controller a procedure module that includes instructions for executing a procedure, and a plurality of supplemental procedure modules, each of which includes instructions for executing one of a plurality of supplemental procedures. The process controller also includes a process monitor processor configured to receive an input electronic signal... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
20130110275 - Robot system and method of manufacturing workpiece: A robot system according to one aspect of an embodiment includes a robot and an instructing module. The robot holds one of a plurality of feed materials used for processing a workpiece. The instructing module gives instructions to the robot, when the feed materials are used for processing the single... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
20130110277 - Component mounting apparatus, information processing apparatus, information processing method, and production method for a substrate: A component mounting apparatus includes a supply unit, a head, and a control unit. The supply unit is configured to supply a plurality of components to be mounted on a substrate, to a predetermined area. The head includes a plurality of holders for holding the plurality of supplied components. The... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130110276 - Multi-factor advanced process control method and system for integrated circuit fabrication: A method and system for integrated circuit fabrication is disclosed. In an example, the method includes determining a first process parameter of a wafer and a second process parameter of the wafer, the first process parameter and the second process parameter corresponding to different wafer characteristics; determining a variation of... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20130110278 - Control device of gear processing machine: A control device (1) of a gear processing machine has a bus (51) that communicates by directly connecting between a tool axis controller (22) and a workpiece axis controller (12), and, in this control device, the position of a tool axis (40) that is detected by a tool axis position... Agent: Fanuc Corporation
20130110279 - Methods and apparatus for managing location information for movable objects: Systems and techniques for locating stored goods. A plurality of fixed contactless identification devices are deployed in an area. Each fixed device exhibits a fixed device identifier that can be read from a distance. Locations within the area are identified through mapping to combinations of fixed device identifiers detected at... Agent: Ncr Corporation
20130110280 - System and method for separating and order picking articles: A system for separating and order picking articles, in particular pharmacy articles. The system includes a first transportation system for receiving and transporting delivered articles; a second transportation system for receiving and transporting separated articles; a first detection system for detecting at least the position of the articles on the... Agent: Apologistics Gmbh
20130110281 - Methods and systems for automated transportation of items between variable endpoints: An automated system for transporting items between variable endpoints includes a guidance system for identifying the endpoints and at least one autonomous mobile robot interacting with the guidance system for automatically moving items between the endpoints. The at least one robot is configured to (a) collect an item to be... Agent: Harvest Automation, Inc.
20130110282 - Medicine dispensing system: An information display integrating a display portion, a built-in electronic circuit, and a wireless receiver is attached to a container. Medicine dispensers are provided face a conveying path of a container conveying mechanism. The medicine dispensers put a medicine into the container when the medicine is in stock, and issues... Agent: Tosho Inc.
20130110283 - Pill dispenser: A pill dispensing system that includes pill packages that can be used to dispense pills manually or with a dispenser system to provide enhanced functionality. The packages can be provided with information relating to the packaged pills or to the use of the packaged pills. By reading the information from... Agent: Access Business Group International LLC
20130110284 - Automated dispensing of travel path applicants: Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for dispensing a travel path applicant. For example, a computing entity can monitor the location of a maintenance vehicle and/or its travel path to dispense travel path applicants accordingly.... Agent: United Parcel Service Of America, Inc.
20130110285 - Automated dispensing of travel path applicants: Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for dispensing a travel path applicant. For example, a computing entity can monitor the location of a maintenance vehicle and/or its travel path to dispense travel path applicants accordingly.... Agent: United Parcel Service Of America, Inc.
20130110286 - Fuel dispenser flow meter fraud detection and prevention: A fuel flow meter assembly for detecting fraud caused by tampering. The fuel flow meter assembly includes a fuel flow meter comprising a shaft and a displacement sensor operatively connected to the fuel flow meter shaft for generating information representative of an amount of fuel delivered through the fuel flow... Agent:
20130110287 - System and method for a robotic storage system organized by heat value of storage media: Provided is a system and method for a organizing a robotic storage system. The robotic storage system includes a plurality of storage locations of varying priority and varying distance to a data read/write device. The robot storage system further includes a plurality of portable data storage elements each having at... Agent: Spectra Logic Corporation
20130110288 - Method for controlling at least two robots having respective working spaces including at least one region in common: Methods for controlling at least two robots having respective working spaces, including at least one region in common are disclosed. The working space of each robot is modelled by defining one or more interference regions each constituted by an elementary geometrical figure. The interference regions are classified as: prohibited interference... Agent: Comau S.p.a.
20130110289 - Robot arm including force sensing apparatus: A robot arm including a force sensing apparatus capable of accurately sensing of a force in the axial direction of the robot arm during operation thereof, without being affected by a motion of the robot arm. The robot arm includes: a body that is elastically deformable and has a pipe... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130110290 - Robotic device for assisting handling having a variable force increase ratio: A robotic device for providing assistance in manipulation, including a base having a movable segment mounted thereon in association with a motor-drive mechanism connected to a control unit. The segment having an end portion provided with a member for holding an element to be manipulated and a handle for enabling... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
20130110291 - Novel systems and methods for producing biofuel from one or more values of process parameters: Inventive systems and methods for satisfying demands of fuel having desired properties (e.g., a desired value of higher heating value on a dry basis) are described. The systems and methods of the present invention ensure production of fuel having desired properties by correlating fuel properties with certain process parameters. These... Agent: Agni Corporation (cayman Islands)
20130110292 - Label based machine controls: In one embodiment, a method for controlling operation of a machine, the method comprising: scanning a smart label, the smart label affixed to a container containing a composition to be applied by the machine; automatically adjusting controls of the machine based on information contained in the smart label; and causing... Agent: Agco Corporation
20130110293 - Remotely-controlled water sprinkling system and method: An apparatus and method for remotely controlling water sprinkling systems is disclosed. Computing devices such as smart phones, personal computers, and the like may be connected to the Internet and run programs to control water sprinkling systems. A controller may be provided that communicates with the computing device and activates... Agent:
20130110295 - Advanced human-machine interface for collaborative building control: A system for collaborative energy management and control in a building, including an energy management controller, one or more occupant HMIs that supports two-way communication between building occupants and a facility manager, and between building occupants and the energy management controller, and a facility manager HMI that supports two-way communication... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20130110297 - Energy-saving measurement, adjustment and monetization system and method: System and method include precisely modeling of a facility's energy usage over time based on historic data, and precisely predicting or measuring its actual, reduced energy usage over time after a redesign, retrofit, or renovation, or other positive change to the facility. The energy cost savings, whether over a time... Agent: Energy Resource Management Corp.
20130110294 - Method for operating an energy automation system and energy automation system: In an energy automation system for an electrical energy supply network, a local data processing device executes a program with functions for controlling and/or monitoring the energy supply network. The processing device is connected to a plurality of automation devices and to at least one remote data storage device, in... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20130110296 - Methods and apparatuses for charging of electric vehicles: A method for managing the charging of an electric vehicle. The method includes receiving a request for a charge transfer for an electric vehicle over a network link between an electric vehicle charging station and a cloud server. The network link has a mobile device disposed between the electrical vehicle... Agent: Zeco Systems Pte Ltd
20130110298 - Model-based load demand control: Embodiments of methods and systems for controlling a load generated by a power generating system may include controlling at least a portion of the system using model-based control techniques. The model-based control techniques may include a dynamic matrix controller (DMC) that receives a load demand and a process variable as... Agent: Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions , Inc.
20130110300 - Hierarchical architecture for optimizing hybrid energy storage system performance: A hierarchical architecture for optimizing hybrid energy storage system performance includes a physics layer which provides at least two energy storage sources, wherein each source generates a source signal. The architecture further includes a technology control layer that receives the source signals into a corresponding controller, and where each controller... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation
20130110299 - Systems and methods to predict a reduction of energy consumption: A computing device for use with a demand response system is provided. The computing device includes a communication interface for receiving customer data of a plurality of customers, wherein the customer data includes a participation history and historical consumption values for each customer for participating in at least one demand... Agent:
20130110304 - Electric-power management system, electric-power management method, and section controller: Electric-power management system, an area controller transmits, to each of section controllers, information about a target voltage and information about the present voltage, each of the section controllers calculating a difference between the target voltage and the present voltage, received from the area controller, and calculating a power's demand-supply-adjustment request... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20130110301 - Energy-aware computing system: An apparatus, method and computer-readable storage medium for a centralized mechanism in systems and processes (both local and remote) to efficiently view and control energy consumption and pollution production of various systems. A central profile menu may display multiple profiles to a user. These profiles may include energy saving profiles... Agent: Sap Ag
20130110302 - Methods, systems and apparatus for power management: Aspects of the present invention are related to systems, methods and apparatus for monitoring and controlling energy usage. Alert notifications may be generated based on a current power status of an energy-consuming device and location information of a mobile device associated with the energy-consuming device.... Agent:
20130110303 - Power-saving control apparatus using relative weight: The present invention provides a power-saving apparatus. A relative price is used to reflect a distribution loss of each node. An unloading control process and a distribution network power-off control process are used in phases. The relative price and a distribution network control including node-unloading are used to reduce distribution... Agent: Atomic Energy Council-institute Of Nuclear Energy Research
20130110305 - Systems and methods to implement demand response events: A computing device for use with a demand response system is provided. The computing device includes a communication interface for receiving customer data of a plurality of customers, wherein the customer data includes at least a location, a policy limitation, a participation history, and an enrollment status for each customer.... Agent:
20130110308 - Information handling system storage device management information access: Management information for managing thermal conditions within an information handling system is retrieved from a storage device drive information area by request to a logical block address associated with the management information. The controller of the storage device maps the logical block address to the drive information area to respond... Agent:
20130110306 - Managing multiple cooling systems in a facility: Systems and methods of managing multiple cooling systems in a facility are disclosed. An example method may include evaluating efficiency of multiple cooling systems for a runtime operating condition. The method may also include selecting an efficient operating configuration of the multiple cooling systems for the runtime operating condition.... Agent:
20130110307 - Temperature estimation based on a fan control signal: Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to the estimation of temperature based on a fan control signal. Example embodiments include the estimation of temperature based on a fan control signal having a value based on a temperature reading of a temperature sensor.... Agent:04/25/2013 > 57 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.
20130103168 - Control device and method for controlling a movement of an element of an installation: A control device is configured to control a movement of an element of an installation and includes a main processor and an auxiliary processor. The main processor has a first computer architecture. The auxiliary processor is connected to the main processor and includes a second computer architecture. The second computer... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130103169 - Power tool and method for operating a power tool: A power tool having a digital control unit is provided, an interface of the digital control unit being switchable between standard operation and communication operation. In communication operation, operating data of the power tool are able to be transmitted via the interface.... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130103170 - Multi-mode acceleration-based athleticism measurement system: A multi-mode athleticism movement measurement system includes an athlete-borne acceleration sensor and an athleticism processing device to determine athleticism information based upon one or more timing measurements from the athlete-borne acceleration sensor, the athleticism information corresponding to any of multiple athleticism measurement modes available on athleticism processing device and selectable... Agent: Nike, Inc.
20130103171 - Button shaped portable media player with indicia: A portable media player has the form of a wearable button and includes a body and a means for detachably attaching the body to an article of clothing, such as a shirt or jacket. The media player also includes electronics disposed with a base. The electronics include a processor including... Agent: Parte LLC
20130103173 - Digital audio synthesizer: The invention relates to a digital audio synthesizer that includes: an input memory for receiving a sequence of digital data representing the amplitude spectrum of an audio signal over consecutive and overlapping time windows; a computer (120) that is set up to receive, as an input, a draft digital data... Agent: Inria Institut National De Recherche En Informatique Et En Automatique
20130103172 - Methods and apparatus for audio watermarking a substantially silent media content presentation: Methods and apparatus for audio watermarking a substantially silent media content presentation are disclosed. An example method to audio watermark a media content presentation disclosed herein comprises obtaining a watermarked noise signal comprising a watermark and a noise signal having energy substantially concentrated in an audible frequency band, the watermarked... Agent:
20130103174 - Measurement systems analysis system and method: This disclosure provides a method and system for measurement system analysis (MSA) that present a structured and effective way of performing an MSA. The MSA system and method involves determination of a category of MSA for a measurement system based on an application of the measurement system, a quantification of... Agent: Cummins Intellectual Property, Inc.
20130103176 - Method and system for fabricating a dental coping, and a coping fabricated thereby: A wax model of a required coping is produced using CNC machining techniques based on a virtual model of the coping created from digital data obtained from the intraoral cavity. The dental coping is then fabricated from the wax model.... Agent: Cadent Ltd.
20130103175 - Method for manufacturing appliances for repositioning teeth: A method for generating digital data sets is provided. The method includes: obtaining a first digital data set representing a first tooth arrangement; providing at least one operator for modifying a digital data set representing a tooth arrangement; providing target data which represents orthodontic treatment requirements; generating a second digital... Agent: Wuxi Ea Medical Instruments Technologies Limited
20130103177 - System and method for accumulative double sided incremental forming: A forming system includes first and second tools, moving assemblies, and a control unit. The moving assemblies move the first tool and the second tool relative to the sheet. The control unit is configured to control movement of the first tool and the second tool by the one or more... Agent: Northwestern University
20130103178 - Enhancing investigation of variability by inclusion of similar objects with known differences to the original ones: A system, method and/or computer program product for analyzing a functionality of at least two manufactured products obtain a first characteristic of a first manufactured product. The system acquires a second characteristic of a second manufactured product. The system identifies a common feature between the first characteristic and the second... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130103179 - Robot system and processed object manufacturing method: A robot system includes transport means which transports an object, first detecting means which detects a three-dimensional shape of the object transported on a transport path by the transport means, a robot which performs a predetermined task on the object transported on the transport path by the transport means, means... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
20130103180 - Method for avoiding an unwanted collision between a tool and a workpiece in a machine tool: A method for avoiding an unwanted collision between a tool and a workpiece in a machine tool is disclosed, wherein when a parts program starts to run, the determination of setpoint movement values for controlling a relative movement between tool and workpiece is started based on the parts program and... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20130103181 - Method for controlling the deposition of semifinished elements for tyre production: A method of controlling the deposition of semifinished elements for tyre production, includes: sending a first radiation onto one tyre being processed, consisting of one forming support with at least one portion of the tyre component laid on the support, the tyre component being at least partly formed of a... Agent:
20130103182 - Cutting tool data verification system and method: A method of operating a machining system includes comparing one or more features of a cutting tool to information stored on a data chip secured to a tool holder of the cutting tool. The cutting tool is loaded into the machining system, and the information stored on the data chip... Agent: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
20130103183 - Controller for laser beam machining for controlling approaching operation of machining head: A controller used for irradiating a laser beam to an object from a machining head at a reference gap position is provided. The controller includes a gap sensor for detecting an amount of gap between the machining head and the object, a gap position command calculation part for producing a... Agent: Fanuc Corporation
20130103184 - Molding machine: A molding machine is provided for easily setting molding conditions. Molding navigation is stored in a microcomputer portion for performing drive control of the molding machine. When the molding navigation is activated, a plurality of setting screens required for setting molding conditions are displayed in a predetermined sequence on a... Agent: Toyo Machinery & Metal Co Ltd
20130103185 - Method and system for fulfilling requests in an inventory system: A method for fulfilling requests in an inventory system includes receiving a request indicating an activity to be completed. The method also includes selecting a holder to fulfill the request and an inventory station at which to fulfill the request. The inventory station is associated with a queue that includes... Agent:
20130103186 - Product storage and retrieval system: A system for easily locating goods stored in a storage area including a computer coupled with a radio frequency transmitter or transceivers and goods placed in containers that are coupled to hangers that each has distinct electronic addresses. The hangers each have a hook that allows the hangers to be... Agent: Pickpoint Corporation
20130103187 - \"shopping cart\" paradigm for single- or multi-vend vending machine transaction process flow: A vending machine is configured to provide a shopping cart vend transaction order-of-processing, allowing the customer to aggregate product selections before payment. The vending machine includes an enclosure configured to store a plurality of products, a user interface configured to receive inputs from a consumer; and a control system coupled... Agent: Crane Merchandising Systems, Inc.
20130103188 - Tablet dispenser: A tablet dispenser includes a device body and a plurality of tablet cassettes disposed on one face of the device body. Each tablet cassette is capable of accommodating a plurality of types of tablets and of dispensing the tablets contained therein in a lateral direction. A plurality of chutes are... Agent: Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd.
20130103189 - Mini-bar: Mini-bars are provided which have a containment body defining a refrigerated inner housing space for housing a plurality of products, the inner housing space being a space having controlled access communicating with a lower space, the inner space also having a product falling plane. Such mini-bars also may have electronic... Agent:
20130103190 - Fuel dispenser user interface system architecture: A vending machine user interface can include a first controller operatively connected to an input device capable of receiving payment or account information. The first controller can, with another device, via a second controller, or otherwise, allow secure communication of data from the input device. The first controller, in this... Agent: Gilbarco S.r.l.
20130103191 - System, device and method for exchanging energy with an electric vehicle: The invention relates to a system for exchanging energy with an electric vehicle, in particular with a battery thereof, comprising, at least one energy exchange station, comprising, at least one port for exchanging energy with an energy source, at least one port for exchanging energy with a vehicle, at least... Agent: Abb B.v.
20130103194 - Robot confinement: A method of confining a robot in a work space includes providing a portable barrier signal transmitting device including a primary emitter emitting a confinement beam primarily along an axis defining a directed barrier. A mobile robot including a detector, a drive motor and a control unit controlling the drive... Agent: Irobot Corporation
20130103192 - Robot control method: In a robot control method, target values of a work point are provided in position and orientation by a robot program, programmatically dependent on which a tool reference point of a manipulator is to be adjusted via automatic movement of axles of the manipulator by a robot controller connected with... Agent:
20130103193 - Robotic servicing multifunctional tool: Herein is disclosed a multifunctional tool with replaceable tool tips. The disclosed multifunctional tool may be used as an end-effector on a robotic arm in space. Each tool tip, when in the tool holder, is driven by a common motor. The same motor can also be used to control the... Agent: Macdonald Dettwiler & Associates Inc.
20130103195 - Methods and systems for an autonomous robotic platform: A system and method can provide a command and control paradigm for integrating robotic assets into human teams. By integrating sensor to detect human interaction, movement, physiology, and location, a net-centric system can permit command of a robotic platform without an OCU. By eliminating the OCU and maintaining the advantages... Agent: Science Applications International Corporation
20130103196 - Humanoid game-playing robot, method and system for using said robot: The invention relates to a player humanoid robot, a method and computer programs associated therewith. The prior art does not disclose any humanoid robot able to move on its lower limbs, to perform gestures, to communicate visual and/or audible signs, to receive same and interpret them so as to deduce... Agent: Aldebaran Robotics
20130103197 - Method for graphically providing continuous change of state directions to a user of medical robotic system: Continuous change of state directions are graphically provided on a display screen to assist a user in performing necessary action(s) for transitioning between operating modes in a medical robotic system or performing corrective action. A graphical representation of a target state of an element of the medical robotic system is... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130103198 - Service providing system and service providing method: A service providing system according to an embodiment includes a robot unit, an interface that receives input of order input information, and a control unit that is connected to the robot unit and the interface, and causes the robot unit to execute an operation based on the order input information... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
20130103199 - Surgical robot control apparatus: Disclosed herein is a surgical robot control apparatus, in which a control stick member is connected to an upper surface of a base member, pivots and rotates around a connection portion, and is provided with a rotary button control member, a mode switching button member, and a control member which... Agent: Snu R&db Foundation
20130103202 - Control of wind turbines in a wind park: A wind park comprises a plurality of wind turbines with a least one wind turbine downstream of at least one upstream turbine. The downstream turbine includes a Lidar or other device for sensing characteristics of the wake produced by the upstream turbine and for providing an output to a turbine... Agent:
20130103203 - Electronic control unit and control method thereof: A power supply ECU includes memory, a CPU, and a reset circuit. The CPU reads a program stored in the memory, and executes a process for controlling equipment based on the program. When a reset signal is input to the CPU, the CPU resets the process. The reset circuit outputs... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130103201 - Intelligence in distributed lighting control devices: Exemplary systems, methods, and apparatuses for distributed intelligence in facility lighting control are provided. A facility lighting system may be organized into multiple control areas, each of which may include one or more component devices. Each lighting control area may be associated with a control apparatus, which controls the operation... Agent:
20130103200 - Method for locating a vehicle: A portable computing device can be used to locate a vehicle in a parking structure. In particular, the portable computing device can communicate with a parking system that manages the parking structure and/or with a vehicle in order to locate the vehicle. Communications between the portable computing device, parking system... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130103205 - Network system equipped with air conditioner and control method thereof: A network system equipped with an air conditioner and a control method may be provided. The network system may include: the air conditioner operating for air conditioning of a set space; a control device for updating set data in the air conditioner, and a control unit equipped in the air... Agent:
20130103204 - Prospective determination of processor wake-up conditions in energy buffered hvac control unit: A thermostat includes at least a housing, a user interface, a memory, an environmental sensor, and a processing system. The processing system may be configured to operate in a wake state and a sleep state by determining wake-up conditions upon which the processor is to enter into the wake state... Agent: Nest Labs, Inc.
20130103206 - Systems for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning applications: A motor control system for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) applications is described. The motor control system includes a thermostat and an electronically commutated motor (ECM) coupled to the thermostat. The ECM is configured to retrofit an existing non-ECM electric motor included in an HVAC application and to operate... Agent: Rbc Manufacturing Corporation
20130103207 - Adjusting proximity thresholds for activating a device user interface: A thermostat includes a user interface that is configured to operate in at least two different modes including a first mode and a second mode. The user interface may require more power when operating in the first mode than in the second mode. The thermostat also includes a plurality of... Agent: Nest Labs, Inc.
20130103209 - Apparatus and method for process control: A method and a device for open-loop or closed-loop control of a process uses an actuator, a position sensor, a process valve, a process sensor, and a tuning stage. n positions of the process valve are approached, and the associated actual position values are detected. The respective actual process values... Agent: Buerkert Werke Gmbh
20130103208 - Control systems and methods for subsea activities: A control system is for completion installation, intervention and testing activities at a subsea location. The control system has a first control circuit at a surface location; a subsea test tree located in a blowout preventer at the subsea location, the second control circuit located within a riser extending from... Agent:
20130103210 - Proactive cooling control using power consumption trend analysis: A method combines temperature-based and power-based control of a cooling subsystem. In one method, a power consumption of heat-generating electronic devices is sensed, and a power consumption trend over a moving time interval is identified and quantified. A cooling fluid flow rate is proactively increased in response to the power... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130103211 - Dynamic spray buffer calculation: In one embodiment, a method that comprises retrieving by a processing unit an application plan from memory, the application plan comprising coordinates for a buffer area associated with dispensing a product onto a field; receiving information from a weather station, the information corresponding to substantially current climatic conditions detected by... Agent: Agco Corporation
20130103212 - Method and apparatus for providing context-based power consumption control: A method for providing context-based power consumption control may include accessing fused context data. The method may further include determining at least one power consumption control measure for each of a plurality of system layers based at least in part on the fused context data. The method may also include... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130103213 - System and method for operating a turbine farm: A system for operating a wind or water turbine farm comprising a plurality of turbines comprising: a computing device; means for providing operational data relating to the plurality of turbines to the computing device; a computer-readable medium coupled to the computing device and having instructions stored thereon which, when executed... Agent:
20130103216 - Methods and apparatus for energy demand management: To manage energy demands of a plurality of appliances, a meter controller apparatus receives a first message from a first appliance controller apparatus coupled to a first appliance of the plurality of appliances. The first message comprises first information regarding a first power demand of the first appliance and a... Agent: The Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20130103217 - Power demand forecast device, method and system and power failure detection system: Disclosed herein is a power demand forecast device including: an absence detection section adapted to detect whether a consumer is absent at a given location; and a power demand forecast section adapted to forecast a power demand on a forecasted date and time in future based on an absence detection... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130103214 - Provisioning aggregate computational workloads and air conditioning unit configurations to optimize utility of air conditioning units and processing resources within a data center: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for provisioning aggregate computational workloads and air conditioning unit configurations to optimize utility of air conditioning units and processing resources within a data center are provided. Embodiments include for each air conditioning unit within the data center, determining a thermal zone generated by the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130103218 - Provisioning aggregate computational workloads and air conditioning unit configurations to optimize utility of air conditioning units and processing resources within a data center: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for provisioning aggregate computational workloads and air conditioning unit configurations to optimize utility of air conditioning units and processing resources within a data center are provided. Embodiments include for each air conditioning unit within the data center, determining a thermal zone generated by the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130103215 - Utility consumption disaggregation using low sample rate smart meters: Utility meter readings generated at low sampling rates are disaggregated to identify consumer usage activities. Time intervals between readings can include a plurality of consumer usage activities. By employing a model which recognizes associations among consumer usage activities, effective disaggregation is possible using only aggregated consumption data and interval start... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130103219 - Protecting electronic devices from electrical supply disturbances: Embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for monitoring electrical disturbance (e.g., surges, outages, etc.) possibilities, and then automatically isolating electronic devices (also referred to herein as electronics) for the duration of the disturbance (or threat thereof). In a typical embodiment, a probability of an electrical disturbance occurring at... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130103220 - Safe exposed conductor power distribution system: A power distribution system (that can detect an unsafe fault condition where an individual or object has come in contact with the power conductors) regulates the transfer of energy from a source to a load. Periodically, the source controller opens an S1 disconnect switch, a and load controller opens an... Agent: Voltserver Inc.
20130103222 - Demand side management module: A household appliance system comprising an appliance control system having a common appliance interface provided on an appliance and a demand side management module connected to the common appliance interface. The module corresponds to one select utility of a plurality of utilities and is configured to communicate with the one... Agent: General Electric Company
20130103221 - Remote energy management using persistent smart grid network context: A device may include a memory to store control policies set for a network of smart grid. devices connected to a power grid, the control policies including an energy consumption threshold associated with the network of smart grid devices; and a processor configured to obtain network content including energy consumption... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20130103223 - Switching on end devices according to network load: An electrical device for connecting to an electrical distribution network of a building. The electrical distribution network is connected to an electrical energy supply network. The electrical device has a switching device for switching on and off an electrical load. For the purpose of relatively simple demand control of the... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20130103224 - Method for sequentially measuring impedance, measurement device, and fuel cell system: Provided are a sequential impedance measurement device and a method for sequentially measuring impedance. While applying a signal having a power output fluctuation similar to that of normal operation, it is possible to carry out a quick measurement with relatively high precision and in a broad frequency range. Also, the... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.Previous industry: Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor
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