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Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications

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09/18/2014 > 233 patent applications in 84 patent subcategories.

20140277591 - Electrical equipment and communication apparatus: A lighting apparatus includes a communication unit and a control unit. The communication unit performs master-slave type communication with the communication adaptor, outputs, as a master, a transmission request of a control signal to the communication adaptor which temporarily stores the control signal for controlling the lighting apparatus, transmitted from... Agent: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation

20140277590 - Overflow detection and correction in state machine engines: State machine engines are disclosed, including those having an inter-rank bus control system, which may include a register. The state machine engine may include a plurality of configurable elements, such that each of the plurality of configurable elements comprises a plurality of memory cells. These cells may analyze data and... Agent:

20140277592 - Networked programmable industrial controllers: Different devices or subsystems, including programmable industrial controllers, are connected to a common network. Each connected device has the capability for autonomous or quasi-autonomous action based on a common pool of information accessible on the network. For example, all or a subset of devices connected to the network may periodically... Agent:

20140277593 - Supervisor engine for process control: A supervisor engine cooperates with an expert system in a process control environment to automatically generate, assign, track, and manage work items. The supervisor engine creates work items according to data received from the expert system, selects available personnel to execute work items, sends work items to the selected personnel,... Agent: Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

20140277596 - Method and apparatus for managing a work flow in a process plant: An automated method for managing a work flow in a process plant includes determining the steps of performing a work item and generating associated displays for an operator or other personnel to perform the steps of the work item. A work item is created specifying a task to be performed... Agent: Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

20140277594 - Method and apparatus for seamless state transfer between user interface devices in a mobile control room: Methods, apparatus, and systems for operating a process plant include multiple user interface devices, each accessing process control data for display in dynamically generated user interfaces, and each operable to transfer device state directly to another device. A first user interface device stores instructions operable to cause a processor of... Agent: Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

20140277595 - Method and apparatus for seamless state transfer between user interface devices in a mobile control room: Methods and systems for operating a process plant include multiple user interface devices, each operating a plurality of applications, and operable to pass device state from device to device. A first user interface device is communicatively coupled to a unitary, logical data storage area, and executes one or more first... Agent: Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

20140277597 - System and method for managing industrial processes: According to at least one embodiment, a system for discovering, configuring and monitoring automatic control devices is provided. The system includes a mobile computing device that implements a control device interface. The control device interface provides a discovery request to at least one automatic control device in data communication with... Agent: Schneider Electric Industries Sas

20140277598 - System and method for transmitting signaling and media from a hybrid contact center operations environment: A system and method for providing contact center services in a hybrid operations environment including a first operations environment and a second operations environment. A controller in the first operations environment receives information on a call involving an end user device. A first media service is provided during a first... Agent:

20140277599 - Innovative approach to distributed energy resource scheduling: The present disclosure provides for distributed resource scheduling performed by an advanced resource scheduling (ARS) module implemented on a distributed grid management (DGM) server in a power system. The ARS module is configured to automatically generate a resource schedule for controllable distributed energy resources (e.g., resources that are remotely controllable... Agent: Oracle International Corporation

20140277601 - Deterministic optimization based control system and method for linear and non-linear systems: The embodiments described herein include one embodiment that provides a control method including determining a linear approximation of a pre-determined non-linear model of a process to be controlled, determining a convex approximation of the nonlinear constraint set, determining an initial stabilizing feasible control trajectory for a plurality of sample periods... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

20140277600 - Stabilized deteministic optimization based control system and method: The embodiments described herein include one embodiment that provides a control method, including determining a first stabilizing feasible control trajectory of a plurality of variables of a controlled process, determining a second stabilizing feasible control trajectory for the plurality of variables for a second time step subsequent to the first... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

20140277602 - Interactive energy device for environmental stewardship: A method, system and apparatus for operating an energy-using device are disclosed. Current data related to operation of the energy-using device is received at a remote device. An operating specification for the energy-using device is received at the remote device from a database. A recommended setting of the energy-using device... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140277603 - Interactive energy device for environmental stewardship: A method, system and apparatus for operating an energy-using device are disclosed. Current data related to operation of the energy-using device is received at a remote device. An operating specification for the energy-using device is received at the remote device from a database. A recommended setting of the energy-using device... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140277604 - Distributed big data in a process control system: A distributed big data device in a process plant includes an embedded big data appliance configured to locally stream and store, as big data, data that is generated, received, or observed by the device, and to perform one or more learning analyses on at least a portion of the stored... Agent: Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

20140277605 - Mobile analysis of physical phenomena in a process plant: In a process plant, a mobile device detects a physical phenomenon and converts the detected physical phenomenon to digital data representative of the physical phenomenon. The data are transmitted to an expert system and analyzed by the expert system to determine a state of one or more process elements. Abnormal... Agent: Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

20140277606 - Process variable transmitter: A process variable transmitter provides an output representing a process variable. The process variable transmitter includes a process variable sensor that provides an analog sensor signal representing a process variable, an analog to digital converter that receives the analog sensor signal from the process variable sensor and converts it to... Agent: Invensys Systems, Inc.

20140277607 - Method and apparatus for determining the position of a mobile control device in a process plant: Methods, systems, and apparatus for determining with dead reckoning the position, relative to an anchor point, of a mobile device. Data indicating an anchor position within a process plant is acquired and an anchor position is determined according to the acquired data. Data indicative of acceleration and orientation of the... Agent: Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

20140277610 - Electronic device and method for adjusting fool-proofing functions of operations using the electronic device: In a method for an electronic device to adjust fool-proofing functions of operations, an algorithm corresponding to each of the operations, and ranges for triggering the fool-proofing functions of the operations are preset. When an operation inputted by an operator is obtained, the method calculates a skilled value of the... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140277608 - Fault tolerant control system: A fault tolerant controller system includes a first controller and a second controller. One of the first and second controllers designated as a primary controller for generating control signals intended to control actuation devices on a vehicle under non-fault operating conditions, and the other of the first and second controllers... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140277611 - Inflatable air mattress system architecture: A method may comprise receiving, at a central controller, a command, from a remote control, to adjust a feature of a first component of an air mattress framework; relaying, from the central controller, the command to the first component; receiving from the first component at the central controller, an indication... Agent:

20140277609 - Monitoring removal of an automation control panel: A control panel is used to control and/or monitor an automation system. The control panel may be removed from a mounted location to repair or replace the control panel. Replacement may be performed by a different provider of automation systems, potentially without prior notice to the current provider of the... Agent: Vivint, Inc.

20140277612 - Automatic generation of a dynamic pre-start checklist: A system is provided that includes a controller configured to control an industrial automation system. The system also includes a sensor communicatively coupled to the controller. The sensor is configured to measure at least one operating parameter of the industrial automation system, and the sensor, the controller, or a combination... Agent: General Electric Company

20140277613 - Emergency stop system for an automation and motion control system: An emergency stop system for an automation and motion control system enables an operator to connect a portable, handheld control device to the automation and motion control device anywhere in the system and provide a “stop” command to the emergency stop system.... Agent:

20140277619 - Graphical process variable trend monitoring in a process control system using a navigation pane: A process control monitoring system for a process control plant uses graphic trend symbols to assist in detecting and monitoring trends of process variables within the process control plant. A graphic display application within the process control monitoring system may implement and display each graphic trend symbol to graphically indicate... Agent: Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

20140277620 - Graphical process variable trend monitoring with zoom features for use in a process control system: A process control monitoring system for a process control plant uses graphic trend symbols to assist in detecting and monitoring trends of process variables within the process control plant. A graphic display application within the process control monitoring system may implement and display each graphic trend symbol to graphically indicate... Agent: Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

20140277615 - Method and apparatus for seamless state transfer between user interface devices in a mobile control room: Methods and systems for operating a process plant include multiple user interface (UI) devices, each accessing a plurality of applications on a server, and operable to store device state on the server and receive device state from the server. The server is coupled to a unitary, logical data storage area... Agent: Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

20140277616 - Method and apparatus for seamless state transfer between user interface devices in a mobile control room: Methods and apparatus for operating a process plant include a server providing display information to a first user interface (UI) device, storing state information, and providing display information to a second user interface device according to the stored state data. A processor is coupled to a unitary, logical data storage... Agent: Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

20140277617 - Method for initiating or resuming a mobile control session in a process plant: User interface sessions in a user interface device are initiated or resumed according to stored state data. A session request is received from a first client device. A user profile associated with the session request is identified and a determination made as to whether a previous session exists. If no... Agent: Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

20140277618 - Method for initiating or resuming a mobile control session in a process plant: User interface sessions in a user interface device are initiated or resumed according to a device type and a target session. A session request is received from a first client device. A device type associated with the session request is determined, and a graphical user interface configuration is identified according... Agent: Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

20140277621 - Monitoring health and exercise with a premise security or automation system: The present systems and methods are directed to a security or automation system that is configured for monitoring health and exercise conditions of an individual. A security or automation system may include at least one sensor for sensing a medical condition and at least one module for receiving sensed data... Agent: Vivint, Inc.

20140277614 - Programmable user interface for a machine: An operator station for a machine is provided. The operator station includes a display device, an operator input device and a programmable user interface. The programmable user interface is configured to provide an array of feedback options. Further, the programmable user interface is configured to receive an input indicative of... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140277622 - System and method for bio-signal control of an electronic device: A system for bio-signal control of an electronic device comprising a bio-signal sensing device for detecting a bio-signal in one of a region of a shoulder, a back or a neck operative to detect a bio-signal of a nervous system; a plurality of interfaces operative to communicate with said bio-signal... Agent: First Principles, Inc.

20140277623 - Graphics driven motion control: An automation and motion control system controls a plurality of theatrical objects. The automation and control system includes a data network, an operator console, remote station, input/output devices and external system; an emergency stop (e-stop) system; a machinery piece; and a control system. The control system includes industrial protocols and... Agent: Tait Towers Manufacturing, LLC

20140277625 - Environmental monitoring device: An environmental monitoring device that monitors the operation of a legacy electronic device is described. In particular, a sensor in the environmental monitoring device provides sensor data that represents an environmental condition in an external environment that includes the environmental monitoring device. This environmental condition is associated with the operation... Agent: Leeo, Inc.

20140277624 - Personal air quality monitoring system: A personal air quality monitoring system worn or carried by a user. Such system can be used to monitor the local air quality and alert a user should air quality deteriorate below some acceptable desired or configurable threshold.... Agent: Particles Plus, Inc.

20140277626 - Plasma processing apparatus: A plasma processing apparatus including: a monitor device which monitors a process quantity generated at plasma processing; a monitor value estimation unit which has monitor quantity variation models for storing change of a monitor value of the process quantity in accordance with the number of processed specimens and which estimates... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20140277633 - Athletic performance monitoring device: The present invention provides an athletic performance monitoring device having an accelerometer configured such that it can be worn by a user close to the center of gravity of the athlete; and a processing system including a global positioning system. The accelerometer is further configured such that it can wirelessly... Agent: Myotest Sa

20140277634 - Ball sensing: An apparatus including a computing device to receive signals indicating movement of a physical ball relative to a strike zone during a pitch, retrieve a batting characteristic of a simulated batter corresponding to the indicated movement of the physical ball relative to the strike zone during the pitch, and output... Agent: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

20140277635 - Ball sensing: A pitch monitoring system for use with a portable electronic device. The system includes a processor, a ball having a core and a cover assembly, at least one sensor for sensing movement of the ball, a data output device in communication with the sensor, and a non-transient computer-readable medium containing... Agent: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

20140277636 - Ball sensing: A method including the steps of receiving signals indicating movement of a physical ball relative to a strike zone during a pitch, retrieving a batting characteristic of a simulated batter corresponding to the indicated movement of the physical ball relative to the strike zone during the pitch, and displaying on... Agent: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

20140277630 - Device and method for calculating golf statistics: A location-aware device includes a position determination sensor that determines a position of the location-aware device. A receiver receives, from a tag coupled to a golf club, data corresponding to an output of a sensor included in the tag. A processor associates the data received from the tag with the... Agent: Skyhawke Technologies, LLC.

20140277628 - Device and method for monitoring swimming performance: The invention relates to a device and method for monitoring a swimming performance. The device comprises one or more motion-sensitive sensors for providing motion data characteristic to the motion of the swimmer during said swimming performance and a computing unit adapted to detect body motions from said motion data using... Agent: Suunto Oy

20140277637 - Distance detector: A distance detecting device is mounted on a user's vehicle to detect a distance between the user's vehicle and a leading vehicle moving in front of the user's vehicle. The distance detecting device communicates with a processing device, which applies race based distance rules to determine whether the user's vehicle... Agent: Zebra Innovations, LLC

20140277627 - Golf game management and entertainment system integrating pre-game, in-game, and post-game content for enhanced golfing experience: Golf game management integrates pre-game, in-game, and post-game activities for a golf game into a unified experience. A golf cart-mounted entertainment console includes video cameras, sensory devices worn by the players during the game, and locally-mounted data processing components for modeling collected data. A cart-mounted interface, website, and mobile device... Agent:

20140277629 - Polyhedral physical and athletic training module, methods of making and using the same, and coaching and training systems including the same: A training module, training system, and methods of monitoring physical activity and making a training module are disclosed. The training module includes a compressible article having a polyhedral outer surface, a motion detector that detects compressive and rotational movement of the compressible article, a controller that determines a number of... Agent: California State University Fresno

20140277631 - System and method for analyzing athletic activity: Various sensor systems are described herein, including inserts having sensors thereon, which are configured to be received in an article of footwear. The inserts may be connected to a sole member of the footwear, or may function as a sole member. The sensors may be bonded to an outer surface... Agent: Nike, Inc.

20140277632 - System and method for analyzing athletic activity: Various sensor systems are described herein, including inserts having sensors thereon, which are configured to be received in an article of footwear. The inserts may be connected to a sole member of the footwear, or may function as a sole member. The sensors may be piezoelectric sensors in some configurations.... Agent: Nike, Inc.

20140277639 - Audio systems and related devices and methods: A method for managing presets in an audio system is provided. The method includes syncing preset assignments on a plurality of audio playback devices such that preset assignments on any one of the audio playback devices correspond to respective preset assignments on each of the other audio playback devices, and,... Agent: Bose Corporation

20140277644 - Audio systems and related devices and methods: A method for managing presets in an audio system is provided. The method includes syncing preset assignments on a plurality of audio playback devices such that preset assignments on any one of the audio playback devices correspond to respective preset assignments on each of the other audio playback devices, and,... Agent:

20140277651 - Audio systems and related devices and methods: An audio system including an audio playback device that is configured to operatively connect to a plurality of digital audio sources for playback of content from the digital audio sources and each of the audio playback devices including a set of preset indicators. Each preset indicator in the set of... Agent: Bose Corporation

20140277653 - Automatic rate control based on user identities: Input media data with an input playing speed is received. One or more user identities are identified based at least in part on biometric data collected from one or more users who correspond to the one or more user identities and to whom audio utterance derived from the input media... Agent:

20140277652 - Automatic rate control for improved audio time scaling: Input media data with an input playing speed is received and divided into input media data subsets. A first rate of audio utterance is determined for a first input media data subset in the media data subsets. A second different rate of audio utterance is determined for a second input... Agent:

20140277643 - Data communications via limited length audio jack: Methods, systems, and apparatus for selectively communicating data and audio over a limited-size audio plug. A host device determines whether an audio accessory or a data communicating accessory is plugged therein via a signal, or lack thereof, communicated to the host device via the audio plug of the accessory. The... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140277640 - Generating audio fingerprints based on audio signal complexity: An audio identification system accounts for an audio signal's complexity when generating a test audio fingerprint for identification of the audio signal. In particular, the audio identification system determines a complexity of an audio signal to be fingerprinted. For example, the audio signal's complexity may be determined by performance of... Agent: Facebook, Inc.

20140277641 - Managing silence in audio signal identification: An audio identification system determines whether a portion of a sample of an audio signal includes silence and generates a test audio fingerprint for the audio signal based on the presence of silence. In one embodiment, the audio identification system uses a value indicating silence for a portion of the... Agent: Facebook, Inc.

20140277650 - Method and device for adjusting an audio beam orientation based on device location: A method is performed in an electronic device for orienting an audio beam generated by the device. The method includes: detecting that the device is coupled to a docking station; and determining a geographic location of the device. The method further includes determining, based on the geographic location of the... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC

20140277647 - Modular audio control surface: A user-configurable modular audio control surface comprises master modules for controlling global surface properties and channel modules for controlling one or more individual audio channels. The modules are disposed in a two-dimensional spatial arrangement such that any module can occupy a location within the control surface not occupied by another... Agent:

20140277648 - Motion-based music recommendation for mobile devices: A method comprising acquiring a plurality of measurements from at least one sensor in a mobile device, determining an activity classification of a user of the mobile device based on the plurality of measurements, acquiring an audio file for the mobile device, wherein the audio file is selected based on... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

20140277649 - Music recommendation based on biometric and motion sensors on mobile device: A method implemented by a mobile device for music recommendation to a user of the mobile device, the method comprising acquiring one or more measurements from at least one biometric sensor to obtain biometric information of the user, determining a music based at least in part on the biometric information,... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

20140277654 - Smart media guides, beacon-based systems and formatted data collection devices: The SMART MEDIA GUIDE (“SMG”) implements a compact and portable digital media guide interfaced with smart interfaces. The SMG may include facilities for storing and reproducing digital content with or without any recording capability. The digital content stored in the SMG memory may or may not be changeable but access... Agent: In Hand Guides Ltd.

20140277638 - System and method of predicting user audio file preferences: A computerized method of automatically determining a user's potential liking for an unknown audio file, based upon a reference audio file that the user likes. Each audio file is analyzed into various frequency and amplitude bins, each bin having a time length that is at least a substantial fraction of... Agent:

20140277645 - Systems and methods for handling application notifications: Certain implementations of the disclosed technology may include systems and method for handling application notifications. According to an example implementation, a method is provided. The method can include receiving a plurality of audio feeds from a respective plurality of applications, and determining a priority status for one or more of... Agent: Google Inc.

20140277655 - Systems and methods for synchronizing operations among a plurality of independently clocked digital data processing devices that independently source digital data: In a system for distributing data, distribution device is configured to distribute timestamp, offset and source location information for a digital data stream to an execution device, and the execution device is configured to seek digital data corresponding to the received information. The execution device is further configured to execute... Agent: Sonos, Inc

20140277642 - Technique for augmenting the acoustic output of a portable audio device: A portable audio device is configured to generate acoustic output in conjunction with an auxiliary audio device when the portable audio device and the auxiliary audio device both reside within a given boundary. When the portable audio device enters a region defined by the boundary, the portable audio device determines... Agent: Logitech Europe S.a.

20140277646 - Technique for augmenting the acoustic output of a portable audio device: A portable audio device is configured to generate acoustic output in conjunction with an auxiliary audio device when the portable audio device and the auxiliary audio device both reside within a given boundary. When the portable audio device enters a region defined by the boundary, the portable audio device determines... Agent: Logitech Europe S.a.

20140277656 - Collecting and delivering data to a big data machine in a process control system: A device supporting big data in a process plant includes an interface to a communications network, a cache configured to store data observed by the device, and a multi-processing element processor to cause the data to be cached and transmitted (e.g., streamed) for historization at a unitary, logical centralized data... Agent: Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

20140277657 - Manufacturing system: A manufacturing system includes: a plurality of processing devices capable of outputting processing information including a processing detail performed to a work; a processing tool capable of outputting backup information including a processing detail performed to the work; and a management device configured create management information by associating the processing... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277660 - Computer-implemented system and method for determining spatial locations of fixture element fixturing points on a part to be manufactured: Automated fixture layout is approached in two distinct stages. First, the spatial locations of clamping points on the work piece are determined to ensure immobility of the fixtured part under any infinitesimal perturbation. Second, spatial locations are matched against a user-specified library of reconfigurable clamps to synthesize a valid fixture... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20140277661 - Full color three-dimensional object fabrication: The subject disclosure is directed towards technology managing three-dimensional object fabrication in full color. In order to transform the object's model into an instruction set for a fabrication device, a fabrication manager computes color values corresponding to geometry within a later of the object's model. After determining an amount of... Agent:

20140277662 - Manufacture modeling and monitoring: Methods, apparatus, and computer program products for analyzing, monitoring, and/or modeling the manufacture of a type of part by a manufacturing process. Non-destructive evaluation data and/or quality related data collected from manufactured parts of the type of part may be aligned to a simulated model associated with the type of... Agent: Etegent Technologies Ltd.

20140277658 - Protective patient footwear design and manufacturing system and methods: This disclosure relates to a design and manufacturing system for protective patient footwear, as well as related methods. The system includes suitable hardware, software, and related peripherals, which function to acquire data related to the patient's particular footwear needs, such as by three-dimensional scanning. A design subsystem interfaces with the... Agent:

20140277659 - Systems and methods for remote manufacturing of medical devices: A system and method for remote manufacturing of medical devices are provided. The system can be installed at a facility (e.g., at a hospital or other medical facility), and includes a remote manufacturing unit (RMU) that allows for customized, rapid fabrication of medical devices at the medical facility using suitable... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC

20140277664 - 3d printing systems and methods for fabricating injection molds: Injection molds can be fabricated using 3D printing technology. An inverse computer aided design (“CAD”) file may be generated based upon a visualization file that represents a 3D object. The inverse CAD file can then be altered based upon various parameters associated with the 3D object. One or more injection... Agent: Fathom, Inc.

20140277665 - Customized dental impression tray: Disclosed are methods and systems for generating a virtual model of a customized impression tray and for manufacturing such a customized impression tray. A 3D digital representation of a patient's set of teeth is obtained and a virtual model of the customized impression tray is generated, where the generating comprises... Agent: 3shape A/s

20140277663 - System and method for creating custom-fit apparel designs: An automated system for the production of a personalized custom-fit garment comprises a scanner for obtaining a three-dimensional model of a customer's body shape; a computer having non-transitory computer algorithms for scaling a digital design to the customer's body shape, customizing the digital pattern with the customer's fit and style... Agent:

20140277667 - Method and system for filtering lot schedules using a previous schedule: Methods and systems are provided for filtering lot schedules of a manufacturing facility. A first schedule is identified, in which the first schedule is a previously executed schedule. A processing device generates a pool of lots to be scheduled using information from the first schedule, in which the pool of... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.

20140277666 - Systems and methods for generating scheduling options in consideration of specific space constraints within a construction site: Systems and methods for generating scheduling options in consideration of space and resource constraints in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. One embodiment of the invention includes a scheduling application that configures the processor to generate a project schedule from a TODO list comprising a plurality of construction... Agent: Stanford University

20140277668 - Methods and systems for fabricating integrated circuits utilizing universal and local processing management: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for semiconductor fabrication. In one embodiment, a method of semiconductor fabrication includes performing a process on substrates with an equipment unit to form processed substrates, communicating processing data from the equipment unit to a local scheduler and a universal scheduler, determining a priority of... Agent: Globalfoundries, Inc.

20140277669 - Additive topology optimized manufacturing for multi-functional components: A computing device includes a processor, is operative on a plurality of constraints associated with a component, and integrates the constraints with a design optimization methodology across multiple variables including additive manufacturing constraints to generate a specification for the component. The component may be fabricated in accordance with the specification.... Agent: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

20140277670 - Selection of polishing parameters to generate removal or pressure profile: Values are selected for a plurality of controllable parameters of a chemical mechanical polishing system that includes a carrier head with a plurality of zones to apply independently controllable pressures on a substrate. Data is stored relating variation in removal profile on a front surface of the substrate to variation... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.

20140277671 - Method and system of manufacturing a golf club, and a manufactured golf club head: A method of manufacturing a custom golf club, the method including measuring swing dynamics of a user, determine club design parameters based on the measure swing dynamics of the user, generating a computer model representing an custom golf club head based on the determined design parameters, and manufacturing the custom... Agent:

20140277672 - Apparatus and method for the remote monitoring, viewing and control of a semiconductor process tool: A precision pump system having a motor driver for accurately and repeatedly delivering process fluid, (e.g., photo chemicals) using a pumping fluid with minimal process fluid loss to a fabrication process and whereby the motor driver can be easily and quickly replaced without interrupting the fluid flow path. This is... Agent: Integrated Designs, L.p.

20140277673 - Production failure analysis system: A production failure analysis system including a factory quality control unit configured to transmit a trigger signal when a production failure is detected, and an analytics unit. The analytics unit is configured to determine a root cause of the production failure by at least receiving the trigger signal from a... Agent: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.

20140277674 - Sensor system and method for determining paper sheet quality parameters: A non-contact sensor system and method are disclosed for determining paper sheet quality parameters such as caliper, basis weight and sheet moisture based on THz radiation. The method can include emitting, by an emitter system, a THz radiation signal towards paper sheet material such that the THz radiation interacts with... Agent: Abb Research Ltd

20140277676 - Implement and boom height control system and method: A global navigation satellite system (GNSS) based control system is provided for positioning a working component relative to a work surface. Inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors, such as accelerometers and gyroscopes, are mounted on the working component and provide positioning signals to a control compute engine. A method of positioning... Agent: Agjunction LLC

20140277675 - Methods and apparatus to control machine configurations: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for controlling machine configurations. An example method disclosed herein includes identifying a machine configuration, the machine configuration comprising a host machine connected to an auxiliary machine; determining a desired trajectory based on at least one of the host machine turning, a desired work path, or... Agent: Deere & Company

20140277677 - Production processing system, control device for production processing, method for controlling production processing and storage medium: A production processing system includes a plurality of processing tools configured to process workpieces, an equipment which can be shared by the plurality of processing tools, a transfer device configured to transfer the workpieces to the plurality of processing tools, a host computer configured to create a transfer plan including... Agent: Tokyo Electron Limited

20140277678 - Methods and systems for improving patient engagement via medical avatars: Certain examples provide systems, methods, and apparatus for patient care and support. An example three-dimensional printed model of a portion of a patient anatomy is to be formed for the patient based on image data obtained of the patient. The three-dimensional printed model includes an output device to provide an... Agent: General Electric Company

20140277679 - Systems and methods of using a hieroglyphic machine interface language for communication with auxiliary robotics in rapid fabrication environments: Disclosed are methods and systems for using hieroglyphs for communication in a rapid fabrication environment. The method includes receiving, by a control system for an articulated robotic arm, one or more images of a fabrication machine build space. The method includes identifying, by the control system, a hieroglyph present in... Agent: Northeastern University

20140277680 - Auto-setup control process: A pick-and-place machine and method includes use of a passive component feeder cartridge including a feeder gear. Rotation of the feeder gear causes a component-bearing tape to be fed through the feeder cartridge. A pickup head includes a vacuum nozzle to pick up the components from the tape and a... Agent:

20140277682 - Processing system and method for providing a heated etching solution: A method and processing system are provided for independent temperature and hydration control for an etching solution used for treating a wafer in process chamber. The method includes circulating the etching solution in a circulation loop, maintaining the etching solution at a hydration setpoint by adding or removing water from... Agent: Tel Fsi, Inc.

20140277681 - Systems and methods of compensating for filling material losses in electroplating processes: A computer-implemented system and method of compensating for filling material losses in a semiconductor process. The computer-implemented method includes determining using a computer a pattern density difference between a first circuit pattern above a semiconductor substrate and a second circuit pattern adjacent to the first pattern. A dummy pattern is... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20140277683 - System and method for automated manufacturing of custom apparel: A centralized command and control network system for the automated manufacture of a personalized custom-fit garment comprises a centralized control system; automated programmable manufacturing equipment configured for assembling and stitching the personalized custom-fit garment from a digital pattern; and automated programmable material handling equipment configured for transporting the personalized custom-fit... Agent:

20140277684 - Welding resource performance goal system and method: Metal fabrication systems and related equipment may be monitored by collecting and transmitting parameter data relating to welding operations to a memory and processing system. Goals for selected parameters may be pre-defined, and certain of these may be standard for corresponding welding systems, locations, operations, operators, and so forth. Upon... Agent: Illinois Tool Works Inc.

20140277686 - Method of controlling tool orientation and step-over distance in face milling of curvilinear surfaces: A method for performing a milling operation includes providing a milling cutter and a workpiece having an non-machined workpiece surface; receiving a set of milling cutter geometry parameters; creating a curvilinear profile from the workpiece surface; extracting a radius parameter from the curvilinear profile; determining an initial step-over value in... Agent:

20140277685 - Precision boring bar and numerical control boring machine using the precision boring bar: A precision boring bar and a numerical control boring machine using the precision boring bar are provided. The precision boring bar includes a bar body having an inner chamber therein. The inner chamber is filled with a fluid medium which is not compressed. An active diaphragm assembly and a passive... Agent:

20140277687 - Process for drying a wet film with control of loss on drying: The invention relates to a process for drying a wet film including the steps of: a) determining a desired loss on drying (LOD) for the wet film; b) determining a relationship between LOD and a rate of temperature rise of the wet film or a rate of change of the... Agent: Monosol Rx, LLC

20140277688 - Light positioning system and method of using the same: A light positioning system for use in transferring a container to a buffer is disclosed. The system includes a light signal that is disposed adjacent the buffer for guiding an operator to position a chassis into the buffer and a program logic controller. The system also includes a thru beam... Agent: Mi-jack Products, Inc.

20140277690 - Apparatus for transferring substrate, substrate processing system, method for transferring substrate and memory medium: A substrate transfer apparatus includes a substrate transfer device which loads and unloads multiple substrates into and from a cassette capable of accommodating the multiple substrates, a substrate detector device which detects the positions of the substrates in the cassette, and a control device which controls the transfer device. The... Agent: Tokyo Electron Limited

20140277689 - Storage system and methods: Methods of storage and/or retrieval of items from storage racks using carts include electronically determining a size of an item and determining a storage position in a row for the item based on the determined size. The size can be determined by reading indicia on the item and consulting a... Agent: Illinois Tool Works Inc.

20140277692 - Automated storage and retrieval system: An autonomous rover including a frame having a first end and a second end longitudinally spaced from the first end and forming a payload bay, the payload bay being sized to support a pickface, a common active registration surface configured to engage the pickface, and a drive section connected to... Agent: Symbotic, LLC

20140277691 - Automated warehousing using robotic forklifts: A system for automated inventory management and material handling removes the requirement to operate fully automatically or all-manual using conventional vertical storage and retrieval (S&R) machines. Inventory requests to place palletized material into storage at a specified lot location or retrieve palletized material from a specified lot are resolved into... Agent: Cybernet Systems Corporation

20140277694 - Robot system and method for producing to-be-processed material: A robot system includes a robot. The robot includes a holder to hold a first workpiece from among workpieces stored in a stocker. A sensor performs shape recognition of the workpieces stored in the stocker and detects a holding state of the first workpiece held by the robot. A controller... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277693 - Storage, retrieval and sortation system: A material handling systems provides efficient storage, retrieval and sortation of articles, utilizing a plurality of carts capable of traveling under storage areas with a three dimensional warehouse system and on multiple levels. The carts may convey items from storage to a goods to operator user interface. The carts may... Agent: Intelligrated Headquarters, LLC

20140277695 - Automatic tracking of a specimen holder moved from one specimen rack to another: A user may move a specimen holder from one specimen rack to another specimen rack. A database automatically tracks the movement of the specimen holder from a rack slot of one specimen rack to a rack slot of the other specimen rack. To track movement of the specimen holder, the... Agent: Shazi Iqbal

20140277696 - System and method for carrier identification in a pneumatic tube system: A system and method provides for the identification and monitoring of carriers within a pneumatic carrier system. Each carrier which is to be employed within the system includes an identification device such as a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip which has stored thereon identification information for the carrier. Positioned throughout... Agent: Translogic Corporation

20140277697 - Transport system with at least one position sensor: A system for transporting an object comprises a first cylinder that is movable to cause movement of a first component of the system. A first sensor is operable to acquire position information related to a position of at least one of the first cylinder, the first component, or another component... Agent:

20140277699 - Laboratory product transport element and path arrangement: The invention concerns a laboratory product transport element for a laboratory transport system with an energy receiver and/or energy accumulator to provide drive power, at least one signal receiver to receive control signals, a control unit to generate drive signals as a function of at least one control signal obtained... Agent: Beckman Coulter, Inc.

20140277700 - Transfer conveyor arrangement and control: A routing module capable of conveying incoming articles from a plurality of infeed conveyor zones to a plurality of discharge conveyors is controlled efficiently to avoid gridlock. The control logic may consider upstream fullness and downstream fullness conditions. Articles may be conveyed to alternative destinations to avoid upstream articles from... Agent: Intelligrated Headquarters, LLC

20140277698 - Zone controller for modular conveyor system: Method and apparatus for controlling a conveyor system including a conveyor zone having a plurality of conveyor regions. A zone controller is configured to track the position of one or more articles within a controlled zone. The zone controller may be operatively coupled to controllers of adjacent zones, and may... Agent: Insight Automation, Inc.

20140277701 - Interactive unit: The disclosure generally pertains to an interactive unit (IU) comprising a housing and a container. The IU can operate with at least one device enabling network connectivity. An end user device can connect to the IU to activate voice and/or video, and interact with the IU. A user can use... Agent: Bondgy, Inc.

20140277703 - Automated beverage generating system and method of operating the same: A method of operating an automated beverage generating system. The method comprises receiving one or more electrical signals representative of an order for a specified beverage. The method further comprises translating the order into one or more steps required to generate the specified beverage. The method still further comprises and... Agent:

20140277702 - Pill dispensing system and apparatus: An automatic pill dispensing system and apparatus are disclosed that include a plurality of pill storage cartridges, a control system configured to dispense pills at predetermined times and intervals. The dispensed medications, dosage times, patient compliance information, other prescription information are programmed or available to a caregiver, physician, other medical... Agent:

20140277704 - Product vending apparatus: A product vending machine apparatus includes an ingredients cartridge storage area, a product container storage area, and a preparation mechanism. The preparation mechanism selects one or more individual, prepackaged cartridges of active and/or inactive ingredients and dispenses the ingredients into a product container selected based on the product selected by... Agent:

20140277707 - Dispensing systems with supplemental functions: A dispensing device provides improved security and risk management through the inclusion of a security lock. The security lock may require authentication of a user as a condition for dispensing a dispensable included in a container of the dispensing device. The dispensable may include a consumable unit.... Agent: Makefield LLC

20140277705 - Medication compliance monitor - method and apparatus: A method and apparatus for remote monitoring of the daily dispensing of medication is disclosed. In one embodiment a dispensing unit equipped with weight sensing mechanism such as scale or balance communicates with a monitoring application residing in a wireless terminal. The monitoring application provides supervision over a medication dispensing... Agent: Ipcomm LLC

20140277706 - Shared-use bicycle systems: This disclosure is directed to bicycle storage systems and, in particular, to shared-use bicycle systems. Several embodiments herein are directed to a shared-use bicycle system, comprising a bicycle having a locking device and an accessory-receiving area. The locking device can extend horizontally from the bicycle, and the accessory-receiving area being... Agent:

20140277708 - Device, system, and method for providing bulk units: A system, device, and method are directed to distributing and applying at least one benefit to units within a bulk quantity of units as they are redeemed. An election is received, optionally in response to a display, of a first quantity of units and a bulk quantity of units. When... Agent:

20140277709 - Medication storage and dispensing apparatus having linear drawer assembly including discrete storage modules: A medication storage and dispensing workstation for use in a medication management system administering the inventory and distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies in a healthcare environment is disclosed. The workstation incorporates a linear drawer assembly having a plurality of discrete, removable, storage modules for containing medications and/or other medical... Agent: Intermetro Industries Corporation

20140277710 - Networked management of dispensables: A system enables dispensing, tracking, storage, processing, analysis, management, fulfillment and/or commerce relating to dispensables, such as consumables. The system may include packages that hold consumables and function either independently or in concert with numerous smart configuration devices, such as tabletop machines or mobile machines, as well as remote servers,... Agent: Makefield LLC

20140277712 - Micromanipulator arrangement: The aspects of the disclosed embodiments relate to a micromanipulator arrangement that includes at least one drive stem, at least one movable element arranged on the drive stem to move along the drive stem wherein the drive stem being arranged to cause a change in a position of the movable... Agent:

20140277711 - Robot system and method for transferring workpiece: A robot system includes a first robot arm and a controller. The first robot arm extends in a first direction and includes a holder to hold a workpiece placed on a workpiece placement stand. The holder includes a distal end portion and a base portion. The base portion is coupled... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277717 - Multi-axis configurable fixture: A holding assembly and a method of holding a workpiece are provided. The assembly and method include a plurality of multi-degree of freedom robotic devices, each device having a workpiece engaging device to hold a workpiece wherein and each robotic device is configured to move the corresponding workpiece engaging device... Agent:

20140277713 - Robot system and method for producing to-be-worked material: A robot system includes a first cell and a second cell. The first cell includes a first robot, a first controller, and a first casing. The first robot performs work on a to-be-worked material. The first controller controls the first robot. The first casing accommodates the first robot and the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277716 - Robot system and robot working method: A robot system includes a robot, a synchronous movable body, and a controller. The robot performs a predetermined work with respect to a workpiece placed on a carriage moving along a predetermined runway. The synchronous movable body moves along the predetermined runway synchronously with movement of the carriage. The synchronous... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277715 - Robot system, calibration method, and method for producing to-be-processed material: A robot system includes a plurality of robots, a control device, a common work table, and a calibration device. The control device is configured to control the plurality of robots. On the common work table, the plurality of robots are configured to work. Based on a position of a first... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277714 - Robot system, method for controlling robot, and method for producing to-be-processed material: A robot system includes a plurality of robots, a plurality of cells, a detection device, and a changer device. Each of the plurality of robots is configured to operate based on an operation command. The plurality of cells respectively accommodate the plurality of robots and are connectable to each other.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277718 - Adaptive predictor apparatus and methods: Apparatus and methods for training and operating of robotic devices. Robotic controller may comprise a predictor apparatus configured to generate motor control output. The predictor may be operable in accordance with a learning process based on a teaching signal comprising the control output. An adaptive controller block may provide control... Agent:

20140277719 - Robot picking system, control device and method of manufacturing a workpiece: A robot picking system includes a robot including a gripper that picks up a target work in a first stocker accommodating a plurality of works, a control device that controls an operation of the robot, and an image acquiring device that acquires image data including information related to the target... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277721 - Robot system and method for transferring workpiece: A robot system includes a robot hand and a controller. The robot hand includes a plurality of holders configured to hold a workpiece placed on a workpiece placement stand using at least one of electromagnetic force and suction force. The controller is configured to control the plurality of holders to... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277720 - Robot system, method for controlling robot, and method for producing to-be-processed material: A robot system includes a robot. A fitting member holder is mounted to a distal end of the robot to hold a fitting member. A receiver member receives the fitting member. A position determination member is disposed at a fixed position relative to the receiver member. A robot controller controls... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277722 - Robot system, calibration method, and method for producing to-be-processed material: A robot system includes a robot, a tool, a control device, a work table, a calibration jig, a detector, and a calibrator. The tool is mounted to a distal end of the robot and includes a first plane and a second plane orthogonal to each other. The control device controls... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277723 - Robot system and method for controlling robot system: A robot system of the present disclosure includes: a robot including an operable working arm; a motion speed detection unit configured to detect a motion speed of the working arm; a region setting unit that sets a region with a predetermined range around the robot; a moving body detection unit... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277724 - Robot system and method for controlling robot system: A robot system of the present disclosure includes: a robot including an operable working arm driven by an actuator; an operation load detection unit configured to detect an operation load of the actuator; a region setting unit that sets a region with a predetermined range around the robot; a moving... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277725 - Robot system and method for controlling robot system: A robot system of the present disclosure includes a robot and a controller configured to control motion of the robot, and the controller includes: a motion mode storage unit storing a plurality of motion modes for controlling the robot to switch a motion state of the robot from a normal... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277726 - Robot system and method of controlling the robot system: A robot system is provided, which includes a robot having an operable operation arm, an attachment detector for detecting one or more attachments, each attached to a wearing article equipped by a movable body, and a motion-control changer for changing a motion control of the robot based on a detection... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277727 - Method of wafer system interlock for the protection of equipment and product in semiconductor processing bridge tool: The present disclosure is directed to methods and systems for evaluating wafer size handling capabilities of wafer handling robots and wafer stations in a wafer processing environment. In one embodiment, a method is provided in which size parameters for each of one or more wafer stations and one or more... Agent: Kawasaki Robotics (usa), Inc.

20140277728 - Method of determining the orientation of a machine: A method of determining the orientation of a robotic machine at a worksite contemplates providing a target on the machine, moving the target to a first position on said machine, determining the location of the first position in the worksite, moving the target to a second position on said machine,... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited

20140277730 - Position detection apparatus, lens apparatus, image pickup system, and machine tool apparatus: A position detection apparatus (100) includes a scale (10) including a pattern circumferentially and periodically formed on a circle whose center is a predetermined point, a sensor unit (20) relatively movable with respect to the scale (10), and a signal processor (40) which processes an output signal of the sensor... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140277729 - Robot system and method for producing workpiece: A robot system includes a robot and a control apparatus. The robot includes a sensor to constantly detect the robot. The control apparatus includes a control device and a first storage device. The control device controls the robot. The first storage device stores a plurality of operation modes of the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277735 - Apparatus and methods for providing a persistent companion device: A method includes providing a telecommunications enabled robotic device adapted to persist in an environment of a user, receiving an instruction to photograph one or more persons in the environment according to a time parameter and photographing the one or more persons in accordance with the time parameter resulting in... Agent: Jibo, Inc.

20140277738 - Control of medical robotic system manipulator about kinematic singularities: A medical robotic system includes an entry guide with articulatable instruments extending out of its distal end, an entry guide manipulator providing controllable four degrees-of-freedom movement of the entry guide relative to a remote center, and a controller configured to manage operation of the entry guide manipulator in response to... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20140277736 - Geometrically appropriate tool selection assistance for determined work site dimensions: A robotic system includes a processor that is programmed to determine and cause work site measurements for user specified points in the work site to be graphically displayed in order to provide geometrically appropriate tool selection assistance to the user. The processor is also programmed to determine an optimal one... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20140277732 - Robot apparatus: A robot apparatus that performs the work of attaching a cable includes a gripper that grips the cable having first and second ends, the first end being fixed; an arm main body that guides the second end of the cable being gripped by the gripper to the interior of a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277737 - Robot device and method for manufacturing processing object: A robot device includes according to one embodiment of the present disclosure: a robot controller configured to operate a robot based on a motion program specifying a motion of the robot; a robot imaging unit configured to acquire image data of an image including the robot; and a data processor.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277731 - Robot picking system, control device, and method of manufacturing a workpiece: A robot picking system includes a robot that picks up a work in a first stocker accommodating a plurality of works, a control device that controls an operation of the robot, and an image acquiring device that acquires image data including information related to the plurality of works. The control... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277734 - Robot system and a method for producing a to-be-processed material: A robot system includes a first robot, a second robot, a stocker, and a controller. The first robot includes a first sensor. The second robot includes a second sensor. The stocker is configured to accommodate a plurality of workpieces that are to be held by at least one of the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277733 - Robot system and method for producing to-be-processed material: A robot system includes robot, an image capture device, a plurality of illumination devices, and a control device. The robot is configured to perform a predetermined work on a to-be-processed material. The image capture device is configured to capture an image of the to-be-processed material and has a dynamic range.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140277740 - Device and method for controlled motion of a tool: The present invention relates to devices and methods for controlled motion of a tool. In one embodiment, the device can support a tool needed to perform an activity requiring a highly-precise, stable motion, while also accommodating a person's hand for the purposes of moving the tool. In another embodiment, the... Agent: Elytra Technologies, LLC

20140277739 - Exosuit system: A flexible exosuit includes rigid and flexible elements configured to couple forces to a body of a wearer. Further, the flexible exosuit includes flexible linear actuators and clutched compliance elements to apply and/or modulate forces and/or compliances between segments of the body of the wearer. The flexible exosuit further includes... Agent: Sri International

20140277741 - Robots and methods of controlling the same: A robot may include: a multi-tool module having redundancy, the multi-tool module including a guide tube and a plurality of tools configured to operate while interacting with the guide tube and extended from the guide tube; and/or a controller configured to generate a control signal regarding motion of the multi-tool... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140277742 - Intuitive grasp control of a multi-axis robotic gripper: A system includes a robotic gripper and a grasp controller. The gripper, which has a sensory matrix that includes a plurality of sensors, executes selected grasp poses with respect to a component in the corresponding method to thereby grasp the component in response to a grasp command signal from the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140277743 - Robot task commander with extensible programming environment: A system for developing distributed robot application-level software includes a robot having an associated control module which controls motion of the robot in response to a commanded task, and a robot task commander (RTC) in networked communication with the control module over a network transport layer (NTL). The RTC includes... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140277744 - Robotic training apparatus and methods: Adaptive controller apparatus of a robot may be implemented. The controller may be operated in accordance with a reinforcement learning process. A trainer may observe movements of the robot and provide reinforcement signals to the controller via a remote clicker. The reinforcement may comprise one or more degrees of positive... Agent:

20140277746 - Chemical injection control method and chemical injection controller: A controller performs multiple regression analysis using an optimum chemical injection rate as a target variable and using one or more water quality indices of a raw water as explanatory variables and thereby derives a calculation formula for a basic chemical injection rate corresponding to the water quality indices. Next,... Agent:

20140277745 - Monitoring hydraulic fracturing: This disclosure relates to systems, methods, and devices useful for monitoring and controlling water to be used, for example, in oil and natural gas production and hydraulic fracturing processes. An on-line unit for measuring, controlling, and optimizing the quality of water being used during the hydrocarbon production or hydraulic fracturing... Agent: Ecolab Usa Inc.

20140277755 - Control of a machine: A method and apparatus for actuating a machine is provided in which a relaxed abduction problem is determined in order to explain the greatest possible part of the observations with the fewest possible assumptions. Based upon two preference orders over a subset of observations and a subset of assumptions, tuples... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140277752 - Drilling advisory systems and methods to filter data: Integrated methods and systems for optimizing drilling related operations include recording data, parsing the data into intervals and analyzing the intervals to determine if the performance data in each time interval is of sufficient quality for using the interval data in a performance optimization process. The quality assessment may involve... Agent:

20140277753 - Events management: In at least one illustrative embodiment, a building automation system may comprise a communication network compatible with at least one building automation system communication protocol, a control system coupled to the communication network, and a building automation server coupled to the communication network. The building automation server may be configured... Agent: Trane International Inc.

20140277750 - Information handling system dynamic fan power management: Power resource allocation at a chassis that supports plural server information handling systems is enhanced with modifications to power consumption by plural cooling fans based upon available power resources. As available power decreases, at least some of the cooling fans operate at reduced speeds for a given thermal condition to... Agent:

20140277754 - Integrated sustainable energy system: A method of processing information obtained from Cogeneration and Trigeneration systems serving commercial and residential applications to trend, affect maintenance decisions of the mechanical infrastructure and predict malfunctions in the mechanical infrastructure.... Agent: Tmg Energy Systems, Inc.

20140277751 - Methods and compositions for treating laundry items: A clothes dryer for drying fabric items in accordance with a treating cycle of operation, includes a treating chamber receiving fabric items for treatment and a controller having a memory in which is stored a set of executable instructions comprising at least one user-selectable cycle of operation, the controller may... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140277749 - Motorized window covering assembly: Various embodiments relate to apparatuses and methods of attractive, low cost, controllable, or other featured motorized window covering assemblies. The use of a motor assembly with an integrated WiFi interface enables eliminating a setup box, resulting in lower cost. Eliminating the setup box and any associated wires further eliminates the... Agent: Jackson Global Pte. Ltd.

20140277748 - Remote terminal thermostat: An energy management system having a centralized site controller is provided with thermostats in multiple zones, each thermostat having the capability of acting as a remote terminal to the controller. Each thermostat provides an interface to the site controller while simultaneously acting as the thermostat for each zone. The thermostat... Agent:

20140277747 - User interface for active drive apparatus with finite range of motion: A system may include a controller configured to determine a user interface status, wherein the user interface status includes user interaction of a user interface. The controller may also be configured to determine a drive mechanism location relative to a first limit and a second limit and select a clutching... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.

20140277764 - Advanced valve actuator with integral energy metering: An automatic control valve actuator assembly is configured to control opening and closing of the valve via positioning of a valve closure member. The valve actuator is further configured to determine the volume of fluid flowing through the valve. In an embodiment, the valve actuator includes an integral energy consumption... Agent: Schneider Electric Buildings, LLC

20140277761 - Controlling an hvac system in association with a demand-response event: Apparatus, systems, methods, and related computer program products for carrying out a demand response (DR) event via an intelligent, network-connected thermostat associated with a structure. The systems disclosed include an energy management system in operation with an intelligent, network-connected thermostat located at a structure. The thermostat is operable to control... Agent: Nest Labs, Inc.

20140277762 - Energy management based on location: Systems and methods of providing climate control and/or energy management in a structure having a networking thermostat. In some example embodiments the network is used to monitor a geographic location of a user device associated with a user of the structure. The monitoring may be performed to determine the location... Agent: Emerson Electric Co.

20140277765 - Human-building interaction framework for personalized comfort driven system operations in buildings: A computer data processing system may provide control information for controlling how an environmental control system controls an environment within a building. The computer data processing system may receive and store reports from multiple users and/or may receive and store reports at different times from a user. Each report may... Agent: University Of Southern California

20140277756 - Hvac controller having integrated comfort window display: A device configured to control one or more components of an HVAC system. The device includes a display, a controller in communication with the display, and wherein the controller is configured to receive one or more user defined environmental settings. Further, the controller communicates with one or more environmental sensors,... Agent:

20140277757 - Method and apparatus for an energy saving heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) control system: Embodiments of methods and apparatus disclosed herein may employ depth, visual, or motions sensors to enable three-dimensional people counting and data mining to enable an energy saving heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) control system. Head detection methods based on depth information may assist people counting in order to enable... Agent: Pelco, Inc.

20140277758 - Remotely-programmable control circuit for single-phase motor: An HVAC control system, associated brushless direct current motor, and methods of operation are disclosed. One such control system includes a brushless direct current motor and an optically-isolated interface exposing control access to the brushless direct current motor. The system includes a first programmable controller electrically connected to the brushless... Agent:

20140277760 - Supervisory controller for hvac systems: A supervisory controller for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems is described herein. One device includes a data management module configured to receive a zone demand signal from a local controller of a zone of an HVAC system and receive a number of additional signals from a number of... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140277759 - System and method of advanced digital economization: A system and method for advanced digital economization for an HVAC system having an economizer. A digital processing unit is configured to open a damper of an economizer within a dead-band range that allows for preemptive cooling prior to a call for cooling. This economization strategy allows for free cooling... Agent: Transformative Wave Technologies LLC

20140277763 - System for controlling building services based on occupant: A system according to an illustrative embodiment includes an energy management system and a control system. The energy management system is configured to manage energy usage within a building. The control system is configured to determine an occupancy factor associated with the building, and control the energy management system according... Agent:

20140277766 - System and method for using an adjustable zone damper calibration: A system and method for controlling a multi-zone HVAC system, wherein the controller operates at least one damper based on an adjustable first timing parameter and a relative damper position based on a zone demand.... Agent: Carrier Corporation

20140277768 - Methods and systems for remotely monitoring and controlling hvac units: Systems, methods, and medium remotely monitor and control heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) units. The method includes receiving by a processor via a communication network supply temperature data indicating a supply air temperature in a duct coupled to an HVAC unit. The method includes receiving by the processor via the... Agent: Siemens Industry, Inc.

20140277769 - Systems, apparatus and methods for managing demand-response programs and events: Apparatus, systems, methods, and related computer program products for managing demand-response programs and events. The systems disclosed include an energy management system in operation with an intelligent, network-connected thermostat located at a structure. The thermostat acquires various information about the residence, such as a thermal retention characteristic of the residence,... Agent: Nest Labs, Inc.

20140277767 - Techniques for providing user feedback in a heating ventilation air-conditioning (hvac) system: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided techniques for operating an HVAC to provide substantially contemporaneous thermal feedback in response to a user varying a temperature set point of the system. This is achieved using an HVAC system of the type having a pump in fluid communication with both a... Agent:

20140277770 - Temperature compensation system for an electronic device: Systems and methods herein include features for compensating a temperature reading of a thermostat. The thermostat may include a housing and one or more temperature sensors within the housing. The thermostat may sense a temperature using one or more of the temperature sensors. A processor and/or memory of the thermostat... Agent:

20140277771 - System for showing image having game function: The present invention relates to a system for showing an image, and more particularly, to a system for showing an image having a game function of performing an interactive game for viewers in a theater. To this end, the present invention provides a system for showing an image, including: a... Agent:

20140277772 - Fracturing pump identification and communication: A manifold trailer and pairing system are disclosed. The pairing system has a non-transitory computer readable medium storing processor executable code. The processor executable code causes a processor to receive identification data indicative of a first low pressure valve and a second low pressure valve connected to a low pressure... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140277778 - Inflatable air mattress autofill and off bed pressure adjustment: A method and system may include transmitting a signal to a pump of an air mattress to set the pressure of the air mattress to an initial pressure; receiving, at a central controller, a user preference condition for an automatic adjustment of the pressure in the air mattress; receiving, at... Agent:

20140277777 - Local feature controller for pool and spa equipment: A local feature controller for pool and spa equipment is provided. The local feature controller can be pre-programmed to selectively control operation of devices near the local feature controller, such as a valve actuator, water fountain, pool light, landscaping light, etc. The local feature controller can operate autonomously, or under... Agent: Hayward Industries, Inc.

20140277779 - Method and apparatus for controlling sampling of events involving a fluid control: A method and apparatus controls the sampling of a fluid flow related event by: receiving a selection of one or more situational parameters and a selection of a calculation basis parameter and value; performing a computation that calculates and outputs a result containing a listing of parameters and two sets... Agent:

20140277774 - Schedule advance for pump motor controller: Methods and systems of controlling the operation of a pump according to a pump operation schedule are described. In one constructions, a pump controller enters a programming mode and monitors a number of inputs received through a user interface while in the programming mode. The programming mode is then exited... Agent: Regal Beloit America, Inc.

20140277776 - System and method of controlling a pump system using integrated digital inputs: A pump system including a motor, a fluid pump powered by the motor, a user-interface, and a controller. The controller including a user-interface input electrically coupled to the user-interface, a serial communication input, a digital input having a plurality of digital input pins sharing a common ground pin, a processor,... Agent:

20140277773 - Systems and methods for damper performance diagnostics: A computerized method for diagnosing a damper condition in a flow control unit includes providing a control signal to a damper. The control signal instructs the damper to move into a target position or to achieve a target flow rate through the flow control unit. The method further includes receiving... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company

20140277775 - User-interface for pump system: A pump system including a motor, a user-interface, and a controller. The user-interface having a single bar graph comprised of light-emitting diodes to provide visual feedback to an operator. The bar graph is used for programming purposes and for providing a motor speed and run duration status to the operator.... Agent: Regal Beloit America, Inc.

20140277781 - Agricultural implement with automated recognition of chemical tote contents: An agricultural implement for applying an active ingredient to a geographic area includes a chassis, and at least one active ingredient tank. Each active ingredient tank is removably positioned on and carried by the chassis. Each active ingredient tank contains an active ingredient therein which is to be applied to... Agent: Cnh America LLC

20140277780 - High pressure applicator apparatus and methods: This document discusses, among other things, apparatus and methods for applying liquid substances, including gaseous/liquid substances using an adjustable pump control system. In certain examples, an example liquid application apparatus can include, a metering device to provide a flow of a first substance, one or more distribution branches to receive... Agent:

20140277782 - Irrigation controllers with enhanced alternating current switching devices: Some embodiments provide irrigation controllers, comprising: a transformer configured to step down a voltage producing an AC power signal; a live AC line and an AC common line coupled with the transformer; a plurality of AC switches coupled with the live AC line and configured to selectively pass the AC... Agent: Rain Bird Corporation

20140277785 - Chemically heated hot emitter generator system: Method, machine, manufacture, composition of matter, article, and improvements thereto, with particular regard to chemically heated hot emitter electric generators, and support thereof. Illustratively, there can be a machine including: a first computer system including a digital computer operably associated with an input device, a memory, and an output device,... Agent:

20140277783 - Intelligent receptacle: An intelligent receptacle (or receptacle device) enables individually monitoring and/or controlling consumption of utility service by one or more loads through a supply outlet that is associated with the receptacle device. A client device may enable a user to remotely control a provision of the utility service from the supply... Agent: Itron, Inc.

20140277784 - System and method of rack management: A rack management method and system is disclosed. The method includes detecting the presence of a computing device releasably mounted in a frame, the detecting based on an electrical connection established between a configuration bar disposed in a rear portion of the frame and the computing device, and determining a... Agent: Rackspace Us, Inc.

20140277786 - System, method, and apparatus for electric power grid and network management of grid elements: Systems, methods, and apparatus embodiments for electric power grid and network registration and management of active grid elements. Grid elements are transformed into active grid elements following initial registration of each grid element with the system, preferably through network-based communication between the grid elements and a coordinator, either in coordination... Agent: Causam Energy, Inc.

20140277787 - System, method, and apparatus for electric power grid and network management of grid elements: Systems, methods, and apparatus embodiments for electric power grid and network registration and management of grid elements. Grid elements are transformed into grid elements following initial registration of each grid element with the system, preferably through network-based communication between the grid elements and a coordinator, either in coordination with or... Agent: Causam Energy, Inc.

20140277788 - System, method, and data packets for messaging for electric power grid elements over a secure internet protocol network: Systems, methods, and messages of the present invention provides IP-based messages associated with the grid elements, wherein each IP-based message includes an internet protocol (IP) packet that is generated autonomously and/or automatically by the grid elements, intelligent messaging hardware associated with the grid elements, at least one coordinator, and/or a... Agent: Causam Energy, Inc.

20140277789 - Dynamic tuning of a gas turbine engine to detect and prevent lean blowout: A method for tuning a combustor of a gas turbine engine based on one or more monitored operating conditions is provided. One or more operating conditions of the gas turbine engine are monitored. The monitored operating conditions may include, for example, a low frequency tone, a high frequency tone, and... Agent:

20140277790 - Ensuring non-excessive variation of gradients in auto-tuning a gas turbine engine: Methods are provided for ensuring non-excessive variation of a gradient of an applied split bias versus firing temperature of a gas turbine engine. It is determined that an incremental split bias step is to be taken, and a current firing temperature of the gas turbine engine is identified on a... Agent:

20140277791 - Hybrid generator: A hybrid generator may include a fuel powered engine; an alternator comprising a permanent magnet alternator head with at least 90% mechanical-to-electric efficiency, the alternator being coupled to the engine; one or more batteries to receive and store power routed from the alternator; a controller to maintain efficient operating speed... Agent: Planetary Power, Inc.

20140277798 - Data processing method, transmitting apparatus, and anomaly detection system: A data processing method for processing usage history data of at least one electrical device used by a user, including: obtaining first usage history data indicating a usage history of at least one electrical device used by the user; obtaining second usage history data indicating a fixed dummy usage history;... Agent:

20140277796 - Electric power system control with planning of energy demand and energy efficiency using ami-based data analysis: A method, apparatus, system and computer program is provided for controlling an electric power system, including implementation of an energy planning process (EPP) system which can be used to plan a voltage control and conservation (VCC) system applied to an electrical distribution connection system (EEDCS). The EPP system plans modifications... Agent: Dominion Resources, Inc.

20140277793 - Multi-core processor for performing energy-related operations in an industrial automation system using energy information determined with an organizational model of the industrial automation system: A system may include a multi-core processor that may include a first core configured to determine structured energy data associated with one or more assets in an automation system, wherein the structured energy data comprises a logical grouping of assets in the automation system, a second core configured to control... Agent:

20140277794 - Systems and methods for controlling assets using energy information determined with an organizational model of an industrial automation system: A system may include a processor that may receive structured energy data associated with one or more assets in an automation system such that the structured energy data comprises a logical grouping of assets in the automation system. The processor may also determine energy properties of the one or more... Agent:

20140277792 - Systems and methods for determining energy information using an organizational model of an industrial automation system: A system may include a processor that may receive energy data associated with one or more assets in an automation system, receive organizational model data associated with the automation system, and generate one or more energy reports based on a relationship between the energy data and the organizational model data.... Agent:

20140277797 - Systems and methods of determining optimal scheduling and dispatch of power resources: A system and process/method is provided, which economically optimizes the dispatch of various electrical energy resources. The disclosed process/method is linked to and communicates with various sources of input data, including but not limited to, EMS/SCADA legacy Energy Management Systems (EMS), legacy Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems, Demand... Agent: Open Access Technology International, Inc.

20140277795 - Utility portals for managing demand-response events: Various utility portals that enable utility companies to manage demand-response events are disclosed. The disclosed utility portals include several different options for enabling utility companies to communicate information to and received information from an energy management system. The energy management system can host the portal and can carry out a... Agent: Nest Labs, Inc.

20140277799 - Autonomous thermal event control and monitoring system for a network vault: An autonomous thermal event control and monitoring system includes a processor component having an enclosure, a processor within the enclosure, a routine, a number of inputs from the processor, and a plurality of inputs to and a plurality of outputs from the processor for each of a plurality of feeders.... Agent: Eaton Corporation

20140277803 - Central control frame in vending machine with power supply protector: A central control frame includes a main frame, an installation frame slidably mounted in the main frame, and a power supply protector. The installation frame includes a first bracket and a secured bracket. A computer is secured to the first bracket. A power supply protector is secured to the second... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (wuhan) Co., Ltd.

20140277802 - Fault tolerant power supply incorporating intelligent load switch to provide uninterrupted power: A fault tolerant power supply system includes at least one load switch circuit configured to connect, using a main switch, an input voltage to an output node of the load switch circuit when the load switch circuit is turned on and at least one power channel coupled to the load... Agent: Alpha And Omega Semiconductor Incorporated

20140277800 - Power management system for a structure: A power management system installed in a structure and placed electrically between at least one circuit breaker and at least one circuit supplying at least one electrical load, the system comprising a digital controller having a power source; at least one switch communicating with a digital controller and positioned between... Agent:

20140277801 - Wireless communication systems and methods for intelligent electronic devices: The embodiments described herein provide a system including an intelligent electronic device (IED) comprising a first processor configured to communicate control commands to power equipment, receive measurements from the power equipment, use a secure wireless system to send data to an access point, wherein the data includes the measurements, and... Agent:

20140277804 - Recloser device and method of operation: A device for interrupting a flow of electrical power in an electrical distribution system is provided. The electrical distribution network includes a circuit interrupting device, the circuit interrupting device having a reclose time. The device includes a sensor configured to generate a signal in the event of loss of system... Agent:

20140277806 - Extensible energy management architecture: An energy management system may include a plurality of industrial automation devices and a first energy agent embedded within an industrial automation device of the plurality of industrial automation devices. The first energy agent may monitor one or more energy properties that correspond to the industrial automation device. Also, the... Agent:

20140277805 - Load control device user interface and database management using near field communication (nfc): An energy control network may include a number of load control devices, such as dimmer switches, multi-button selector switch, occupancy sensors, and remote controllers, among others. These load control devices may be configured for wireless communication. Other wireless devices, such as laptops, tablets, and “smart” cellular phones may be configured... Agent:

20140277809 - Method and system for energy savings: The present invention relates to a system for energy savings, comprising: an optical reader (2) arranged at an electricity meter (1) connected to a number of loads, which optical reader (2) is configured to in real time optically read a total power consumption measured by said electricity meter (1); communication... Agent:

20140277807 - System and method of rack management: A rack management method and system is disclosed. The method includes detecting the presence of a computing device releasably mounted in a frame, the detecting based on an electrical connection established between a configuration bar disposed in a rear portion of the frame and the computing device, and determining a... Agent: Rackspace Us, Inc.

20140277808 - Use of demand response (dr) and distributed energy resources (der) to mitigate the impact of variable energy resources (ver) in power system operation: A system and process/method of modeling demand-response (DR) and distributed-energy resource (DER) assets is provided, facilitating the aggregation of said assets in virtual power plants (VPPs), and using VPPs to provide energy balancing services needed to minimize the impact of Variable Energy Resources (VER) on power system. The method accurately... Agent: Open Access Technology International, Inc.

20140277811 - Power production monitoring or control: The present invention is directed to monitoring or control of power production. A power production monitoring system may include a power production monitoring panel that is also configured to operate a premises control system. The power production monitoring system may include a gateway unit that receives signals from a power... Agent: Vivint, Inc.

20140277810 - Techniques for communicating data amongst controllers in a power supply system: A method is provided for communicating data amongst controllers in a power supply system. The method include receiving a present measure of a parameter indicative of an operating state of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS); comparing the present measure to a control window for the parameter, where the control window... Agent:

20140277812 - Dual loop digital low drop regulator and current sharing control apparatus for distributable voltage regulators: Described is an apparatus which comprises: a plurality of transistors coupled to an input power supply and to a load; a first comparator with a first node coupled to the load, and a second node coupled to a first reference; a second comparator with a first node coupled to the... Agent:

20140277814 - Electric power system control with measurement of energy demand and energy efficiency using t-distributions: A method, apparatus, system and computer program is provided for controlling an electric power system, including implementation of voltage measurement using paired t statistical analysis applied to calculating a shift in average usage per customer from one time period to another time period for a given electrical use population where... Agent: Dominion Resources, Inc.

20140277813 - Maximizing of energy delivery system compatibility with voltage optimization using ami-based data control and analysis: A method, apparatus, system and computer program is provided for controlling an electric power system, including implementation of a voltage control and conservation (VCC) system used to optimally control the independent voltage and capacitor banks using a linear optimization methodology to minimize the losses in the EEDCS and the EUS.... Agent: Dominion Resources, Inc.

20140277815 - Processor control system: A control system for use with a processor includes: (i) a controller configured to receive prediction information for a predicted temperature associated with the processor, and to determine a speed of operation for the processor based at least on a thermal model of the processor and the predicted temperature, where... Agent: Arizona Board Of Regents For And On Behalf Of Arizona State University

20140277821 - Indirect thermal fan control: Indirect thermal fan control is described. In one or more implementations, a speed of a fan may be adjusted based on indirect measurements of temperature. For example, a temperature of air entering an enclosure and a current draw of an electrical component within the enclosure may be determined. A speed... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140277818 - Information handling system dynamic acoustical management: Acoustics management at an information handling system provides reduced acoustic noise with limited performance impact by dynamically changing power dissipation as a function of cooling fan speed and ambient temperature so that preemptive power restrictions prevent excessive thermal conditions that lead to excessive cooling fan speeds and associated acoustics. A... Agent:

20140277817 - Managing hot water storage and delivery: A method, system or computer usable program product for managing a water heater utilized for heating stored hot water including utilizing an expected user schedule to determine an expected user load for storage in memory, utilizing ambient temperature data to determine a water heating load for storage in memory, utilizing... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140277819 - System and method of rack management: A rack management method and system is disclosed. The method includes detecting the presence of a computing device releasably mounted in a frame, the detecting based on an electrical connection established between a configuration bar disposed in a rear portion of the frame and the computing device, and determining a... Agent: Rackspace Us, Inc.

20140277820 - Temperature monitoring and control apparatus and method: A wireless system for monitoring and control of the temperature of a product in transport includes a controller system wirelessly connected to a temperature system and a valve control system. The temperature system measures the current temperature of the product and wirelessly transmits the temperature information to the controller system.... Agent: Knappco Corporation

20140277816 - Water heater and method of operating a water heater: A water heater that includes a tank for holding water, a heat source, a temperature sensor, a communication module operable to communicate with an external controller remote from the water heater, and a controller including a processor and a computer readable memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor,... Agent:

20140277822 - Inflatable air mattress sleep environment adjustment and suggestions: A method may include receiving a setting for a component of a bed architecture and a trigger condition for the setting; generating a sleep profile with the setting and trigger condition; activating the sleep profile when the trigger condition has been met; and based on the activation of the sleep... Agent:

  
09/11/2014 > 136 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.

20140257524 - System for controlling container data centers: A system for controlling container data centers (CDCs) includes a number of CDC groups, a number of slave monitoring systems, and a master monitoring system. Each CDC group includes a number of CDCs. Each slave monitoring system is connected to the CDCs of one CDC group via a network. Each... Agent:

20140257525 - Function managing device, remote control system, method for controlling function managing device, and recording medium storing control program therein: The present invention includes function identifying means for identifying, from a functions listing table, a function to be processed so as to be available and function enabling means for processing the function identified, the function identifying means identifying, as a first function, a function selected by a user and further... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140257527 - Method and device for real-time simulation of complex systems and processes: A method for a real-time dynamic simulation of a response of a complex system or process controlled by a plurality of driving factors Pi (i=1 . . . k), each varying in a given range of variation. The range of variation of the driving factor Pi is discretized into NPi... Agent:

20140257526 - Plant control systems and methods: Systems and methods provided herein. In one embodiment, a system includes an advisory system including a loss computation engine configured to derive a total system loss for an industrial plant based on a first sensor positioned in a first industrial plant component and on a first physical model of the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140257528 - Systems and methods for adaptive sampling rate adjustment: A method for adaptively and automatically adjusting a sampling rate in a feedback control system includes monitoring an error signal for a disturbance event, evaluating the error signal in response to the disturbance event to estimate a time constant of a control process, and determining a sampling rate for use... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company

20140257529 - Background collection of diagnostic data from field instrumentation devices: In a method and system, a device tag allows automatic configuration of a process control system to download and cache device diagnostic data associated with one or more process control field devices. The device diagnostic data are downloaded and cached using bandwidth not otherwise required for real-time process control communications.... Agent: Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

20140257530 - Numerical controller for machine having component inspection timing notification function: A numerical controller for a machine tool has a component inspection timing notification function for notifying a user of the timing for inspection of each individual component used in the machine tool. The numerical controller reads an inspection cycle, acquires the date of inspection and state quantity of the component,... Agent: Fanuc Corporation

20140257531 - Visualization employing heat maps to convey quality, prognostics, or diagnostics information: A visualization system for creating, displaying and animating overview and detail heat map displays for industrial automation. The visualization system connects the heat map displays to an interface component providing manual or automatic input data from an industrial process or an archive of historical industrial process input data. The animated... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

20140257532 - Apparatus for constructing device information for control of smart appliances and method thereof: An apparatus for constructing device information for control of smart appliances includes a camera member, which generates multi-view images for 3D reconstruction through multi-angle photographing in an indoor space using a depth camera, and generates 3D data using the generated multi-view images, and a home device controller, which constructs a... Agent:

20140257533 - Automatic exercise segmentation and recognition: A physical activity monitoring device includes a sensor array with one or more sensors configured to measure physical activity attributes of a user. A controller automatically determines time intervals where the user is actively engaged in a physical activity based on the physical activity attributes. The controller also automatically determines... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140257534 - Extending gameplay with physical activity monitoring device: A physical activity monitoring device receives an indication of one or more physical activities to be performed as an extension of a game being played on a game system and measures physical activity attributes of a user wearing the physical activity monitoring device. The physical activity monitoring device determines the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140257537 - Fitness goal and guidance system: A fitness goal and guidance system and method display a dial to a person exercising. The system and method further display a first indicator on the dial representing a starting time for a multi-session exercise metric goal, a second indicator angularly moving about the axis during the ongoing exercise session... Agent: Precor Incorporated

20140257538 - Methods for analyzing and providing feedback for improved power generation in a golf swing: This invention relates to methods for optimizing a golf swing by measuring and providing feedback on a combination of various key parameters of a subject's movement to both generate more power and reduce injury.... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

20140257539 - Mobile image capture system: A mobile image capture system, a system comprising: a sensing unit for attaching to a vehicle, the sensing unit having a camera constructed and arranged to view a participant on the vehicle, the camera capturing at least one image; and processing electronics for storing data representing the captured at least... Agent: Nike, Inc.

20140257536 - Pacing system with feedback based adjustments: A pacing system for pacing an activity receives a desired pace that includes a timing interval and generates a first pace signal based on the desired pace and corresponding to the timing interval. The system receives feedback on an actual pace of the activity and determines if the actual pace... Agent: Immersion Corporation

20140257535 - Personal training with physical activity monitoring device: A physical activity monitoring device receives a workout regimen including a plurality of exercises. For each of the plurality of exercises, the physical activity monitoring device indicates that exercise to a user and measures physical activity attributes of the user. The physical activity monitoring device outputs information regarding the user's... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140257540 - System for monitoring and presenting health, wellness and fitness data with feedback and coaching engine and activity detection: A nutrition and activity management system is disclosed that monitors energy expenditure of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear. The system is also adaptable or applicable to measuring a number of other physiological parameters and reporting the same... Agent:

20140257541 - Information processing device, information processing method, program, and information storage medium: To be able to change settings for selective changing control of a program as a target for sound input/output flexibly. A BGM sound selection managing section obtains priority values set to a plurality of programs, respectively. The BGM sound selection managing section performs control such that a program selected from... Agent:

20140257543 - Adaptively machining component surfaces and hole drilling: A method includes receiving a design surface data set, obtaining a component surface data set from the inspection of a component, creating a modified surface data set in response to the design surface data set and the component surface data set, generating a machining path in response to the modified... Agent: Rolls-royce Corporation

20140257542 - System and method for positioning error compensation during manufacturing of complex-shaped gas turbine engine parts: A system and method for error compensation in positioning a complex-shaped gas turbine engine part during manufacturing thereof with a machine. Theoretical measurements for a plurality of control points on the part are first retrieved. Actual measurements for the control points are then acquired in a coordinate system of the... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140257544 - Method and apparatus for process window modeling: A photolithographic modeling process is disclosed. Optical and non-optical parts of a model of the photolithographic process are calibrated. With the non-optical part of the model one or more model corrections are determined between (i) modeled critical dimension data from an aerial image generated by the optical part of the... Agent: Synopsys, Inc.

20140257545 - Predictive analytics in determining key performance indicators: Disclosed are a system, computer readable medium and method for predicting key performance indicators. The method includes receiving one or more data pairs, the one or more data pairs indicating a performance parameter and reason indicator associated with the performance parameter, deriving a formulaic relationship, utilizing a regression formula, between... Agent:

20140257546 - Processing device group controller, manufacturing process system, processing device group control method, manufacturing optimization system, manufacturing optimization device, and manufacturing optimization method: A processing device group controller includes: a storage unit which stores an operation schedule including information of maintenance time for a plurality of processing devices for processing workpieces, with respective equipment associated with the plurality of processing devices, and a transfer plan including information of timings at which the workpieces... Agent: Tokyo Electron Limited

20140257547 - Techniques for slicing a 3d model for manufacturing: One embodiment of the invention is a slicing engine that generates two or more slices of a virtual 3D model given a slice plane. The slicing engine then determines connection points on each of the slices that indicate how the 3D model is to be reconnected by the user when... Agent: Autodesk, Inc.

20140257548 - Techniques for slicing a 3d model for manufacturing: One embodiment of the invention is a slicing engine that generates two or more slices of a virtual 3D model given a slice plane. The slicing engine then determines connection points on each of the slices that indicate how the 3D model is to be reconnected by the user when... Agent: Autodesk, Inc.

20140257549 - Methods and apparatus for photosculpture: A 3D object (the “New Object”) is fabricated layer by layer by 3D printing. The shape and relative dimensions of the various parts of the New Object match that of another 3D object (the “Target Object”). In addition, the exterior of the New Object appears to be a photographic likeness... Agent: Impossible Objects, LLC

20140257550 - Method for managing and eliminating float threads in knitted garments: A method for reducing the occurrence of float threads on the surface of a machine-knitted fabric. Beginning with an initial programmed pattern describing yarn used at each stitch in a knitting pattern, the present method identifies stitches that will create float threads, sorts the identified float threads, giving priority to... Agent: Xoab LLC

20140257551 - Adaptive machining of components: In some examples, an adaptive machining system may include a model comparison unit, a compromise shape determination unit, and a program modification unit. The model comparison unit can be configured to compare electronic measured dimensional surface data of a component with an electronic surface model of the component. The compromise... Agent: Rolls-royce Corporation

20140257552 - Shop order status visualization system: A method and apparatus for processing shop order instances for an aircraft. A model of the aircraft is identified. The shop order instances for the aircraft are identified. A status of the shop order instances is identified. Graphical representations of parts for a group of shop order instances in a... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140257553 - Method and apparatus for multi-destination item selection using motes: Method and apparatus for multi-destination pick using motes. In embodiments, each receptacle may be assigned to a destination and may have a mote that may include an indicator that may be activated by a control system to indicate to the agent that the receptacle is the destination receptacle for a... Agent: Amazon Technologies, Inc.

20140257554 - Linear conveyor: A linear conveyor is provided with a linear motor stator including electromagnets and operable to individually undergo electric current supply control with respect to each zone; a conveyor carriage provided with a linear motor rotor and a unique information storing device; motor control devices configured to perform electric current supply... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140257555 - Robotic material handling system: An autonomous robotic transport system has been developed in which the individual robot vehicles are able to move in multiple directions, such as vertically as well as around curves. Through the use of a unique rail system, the vehicle is able to move around corners and turns without the need... Agent:

20140257556 - Targeted product distribution system and method: A targeted product distribution system is described herein with respect to an exemplary management of product flow through a distribution center. Specifically, the system and method described herein is directed to the management and display of direct and easily-understood instructions, such that average individuals, as well as those with mental... Agent: Walgreen Co.

20140257557 - Transport of an object across a surface: A basic idea of the present application is that in case of determining a position of the object on the surface, it is possible to also use transport mechanisms for the transport of the object on the surface which leads to less reproducible transport movements as the regulation may be... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

20140257559 - Method of controlling a robot: A method of controlling motion on the ground of a device having at least two legs comprising: obtaining current values of dynamic state variables of the device; optimizing a movement command for the device under constraints while taking account of said current values and of a movement setpoint for the... Agent:

20140257558 - Reducing energy consumption of industrial robots by using new methods for motion path programming: Various disclosed embodiments include methods, systems, and computer-readable media for identifying a motion path for an industrial robot. According to one embodiment, a method includes identifying a plurality of points at which at least one component of the industrial robot is positioned during performance of a task. The identified points... Agent: Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.

20140257560 - Bio-neuro and artifical intelligence controlled robotic apparatus, system and method: An apparatus, system and method for controlling a robotic limb. The apparatus, system and method may include at least one microprocessor, a computing memory associated with the microprocessor, the computing memory having resident therein computing instructions, and the computing instructions comprising at least weighting code suitable for weighting control of... Agent:

20140257561 - Robot-position detecting device and robot system: A robot-position detecting device includes: a position-data acquiring unit that acquires position data indicating actual positions of a robot; a position-data input unit that receives the position data output from the position-data acquiring unit; and a position calculating unit that calculates a computational position of the robot through linear interpolation... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140257562 - Object searching system, object searching method, and cleaning robot: A cleaning robot includes a chassis, a cleaning device, a moving device, and a control system. The control system is configured to perform functions: capturing an image in front of a cleaning robot by a camera; comparing the image with a number of reference images to determine whether the image... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140257563 - Robot cleaner: A robot cleaner includes a main body, a light transmitting unit, an image sensor, a base, a rotation drive unit, a tilting unit, and a tilting drive unit. The light transmitting unit emits light. The light emitted from the light transmitting unit and reflected or scattered is formed on the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140257564 - Robot cleaner: A robot cleaner includes a main body, a light transmitting unit, an image sensor, a base, a rotation drive unit, and an elevation drive unit. The light transmitting unit emits light. The light reflected or scattered by an obstacle is sensed by the image sensor. The base supports the light... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140257565 - Robot cleaner: A robot cleaner is disclosed. The robot cleaner includes a cleaner body, a position sensor disposed in the cleaner body, the position sensor including a light transmission unit to emit light and a light reception unit to receive light reflected or scattered from an obstacle after being emitted from the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140257566 - Method of operating an automated radiopharmaceutical synthesizer: The present invention relates to calibration and normalization systems and methods for ensuring the quality of radiopharmaceuticals during the synthesis thereof, such as radiopharmaceuticals used in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT).... Agent:

20140257573 - Adaptive control of ambience settings: The invention relates to a method and to an apparatus that enables the ambience of e.g. hospital rooms to adapt according the scheduled or non-scheduled activities throughout the day. The ambience generated by lights, sound devices, image, movie displays and other devices is controlled by an ambience controller (100) in... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140257568 - Adaptive ski bindings system: System for adaptive control and release of ski bindings comprising a smart-phone based application performing calculation of forces applied to the ski-binding system by analyzing acceleration vectors received from accelerometers embedded in the bindings, then instantaneously releasing both bindings if one or more of the predefined safety thresholds was exceeded.... Agent: Ipcomm LLC

20140257570 - Control apparatus for a linear motion stage, and linear motion system: A control apparatus for a linear motion stage includes: a first filter for filtering the frequency of a signal received from a linear encoder of the linear motion stage; an adder for adding an input signal representing a command position and a negative of an output signal of the first... Agent: Soonhan Engineering Corp.

20140257572 - Logical groupings of multiple types of intelligent building fixtures: Methods, apparatuses and systems of a controllable receptacle are disclosed. One apparatus includes at least one switch, wherein the at least one switch connects an input power connection received by the controllable receptacle to a receptacle output when the at least one switch is closed, a motion sensor for sensing... Agent: Enlighted, Inc.

20140257569 - Model-less control for flexible manipulators: A control method includes empirically constructing for a flexible manipulator an estimated mapping between an end-effector movement and a plurality of values representing movement of at least one actuator, measuring an actual end-effector movement and an actual movement of the at least one actuator, and, based on the measuring, updating... Agent:

20140257574 - Motor control system, motor control device, brushless motor, and motor control method: A motor control system comprises a host controller for transmitting a command signal and receiving an information signal, a motor control device for receiving the command signal and transmitting the information signal, a signal transmission line for transmitting the command signal and the information signal, and a motor of which... Agent:

20140257567 - Sliding hard keys: A console includes a display and a plurality of individually-actuatable modules, including a physical key configured to slide into and out of a surface of the console. The modules include a motor, a threaded shaft coupled to and extending from the motor, and a movable platform movably attached to the... Agent: Volkswagen Ag

20140257571 - Switching means for an adjustable foundation system: In one example, this disclosure describes an adjustable bed system that includes first and second adjustable foundations, at least one first motor to adjust the first adjustable foundation, at least one second motor to adjust the second adjustable foundation, a configurable device having a first state and a second state,... Agent: Select Comfort Corporation

20140257575 - Systems and methods for implementing environmental condition control, monitoring and adjustment in enclosed spaces: A system and method are provided for implementing business and operational intelligence for building owners or operators regarding energy use by climate control systems in the building. Integrated monitoring, analysis, adjustment and control are provided regarding (1) operation of environmental condition control systems; (2) operating efficiency factors associated with the... Agent: Energy Efficient Technologies, LLC

20140257576 - 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: Regal Beloit America, Inc.

20140257578 - Controlling device used to save fuel for construction machinery: A control apparatus for fuel savings for a construction machine is disclosed, which can set engine and pump input torques to be in a high efficiency section at an equal level of the final output horsepower of a pump if a fuel saving mode is selected through an installed fuel... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment Ab

20140257577 - Optimization of a multi-period model for valuation applied to flow control valves: Apparatus and methods for controlling equipment to recover hydrocarbons from a reservoir including constructing a collection of reservoir models wherein each model represents a realization of the reservoir and comprises a subterranean formation measurement, estimating the measurement for the model collection, and controlling a device wherein the controlling comprises the... Agent:

20140257579 - Hydraulic fuel pump apparatus for a fuel delivery chassis, suitable for refueling aircraft, and related devices, systems and methods: Embodiments include a modular fuel pump apparatus for an aircraft refueling chassis and related devices, systems and methods. In one exemplary embodiment, a pump module includes a hydraulic motor driven by a hydraulic pump connected to a chassis motor. A chassis engine is operated at a substantially constant RPM, which... Agent: Beta Fluid Systems, Inc. Dba Liquip International

20140257580 - Power line carrier control module: A power line carrier control module includes a microcontroller, an optical coupling isolation unit, a digital input unit, a buffer unit, a digital output unit, an analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) unit, an analog input unit, a digital-to-analog conversion (DAC) unit, an analog output unit, a first power line carrier module and... Agent:

20140257581 - Computation device which optimizes solar power generation, method which optimizes solar power generation, solar power generation system, and solar power generation simulation system: Disclosed is a computation device for optimizing photovoltaic power generation by computing a wire connection pattern of a plurality of photovoltaic modules, the computation device including a parameter acquisition unit configured to acquire a parameter including at least a current value from each of the photovoltaic modules; a class classification... Agent: Jx Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation

20140257582 - Electricity demand regulating system and demand adjustment executive system: There is provided an electricity demand regulating system which estimates a load amount of an individual equipment whose measurement information can not be acquired and improves estimation accuracy of an electricity demand amount in a power system. The electricity demand regulating system for managing electric energy used by a consumer... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140257585 - Energy management system, energy management method, and medium: According to an embodiment, energy management system manages energy of customer, including a power generation device configured to generate power derived from renewable energy and a battery capable of being charged and discharged. System includes estimator, creator and controller. Estimator estimates energy demand of customer to obtain an estimated demand,... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140257583 - Energy management system, energy management method, computer-readable medium, and server: According to an embodiment, energy management system manages energy of customer, having vehicle with battery, and a power generator. Energy management system includes estimator, creator, and controller. Estimator estimates demand of customer to obtain demand estimated value, and estimates power production amount of power generator to obtain production amount estimated... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140257584 - Energy management system, energy management method, medium, and server: According to an embodiment, energy management system manages energy of customer, including water heater uses renewable energy as heat source. Energy management system includes acquisition unit, estimator, creator and controller. Acquisition unit acquires data concerning energy associated apparatuses including water heater, power generator, battery and energy consuming device from customer.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140257586 - Industrial control energy object: An energy object extension to an industrial protocol having a comprehensive suite of attributes, messages and services utilized for the monitoring and control of energy consuming or producing resources by a manufacturing automation application is provided. The energy object includes an identifier associated with an energy resource that is associated... Agent:

20140257587 - Method and apparatus for a demand management monitoring system: A demand management monitoring system including a remote measurement device including a microprocessor for calculating RMS voltage data from digital samples and a wireless communications device, and a server system including a database configured to store the RMS voltage data from the remote measurement device.... Agent: Power Monitors, Inc.

20140257588 - Appliance shut-off device and method: This invention relates to a method and apparatus for reducing damage caused by malfunction of an electrically-powered appliance. The present invention provides a device and method for de-powering electrical equipment upon detection of an alarm signal issued by a separate device (“alarm”). Upon detection of the alarm signal, the microcontroller... Agent: Lifesmart Electronics, LLC

20140257589 - Welding power source and method for controlling the same: The invention relates to a method for configuring an interface of a welding power source (31, 41, 51, 61, 81, 91), said interface comprising at least one external connection (201 . . . 206). Defined graphic symbols of a software are used for configuration, the edges of said graphic symbols... Agent: Fronius International Gmbh

20140257590 - Signal determination apparatus and temperature determination apparatus: A temperature determination apparatus includes a signal detection section having an A/D input port, a thermistor that is connected to the A/D input port and outputs an analogue signal to the A/D input port, and a switch section that shifts a level of the analogue signal to a low level.... Agent: Yazaki Corporation

20140257591 - Modular computer and thermal management: An enclosure design facilitates heat dissipation from a space-limited computer core device. An external computer platform is provided to connect the computer core device, the external computer platform including a fan that provides an air flow to the connected computer core device. The computer core device and the computing platform... Agent: Ice Computer, Inc.

  
  
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