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Data processing: generic control systems or specific applicationsBelow are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 12/05/2013 > 57 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories.
20130325145 - Programming template for distributed application programs: The disclosure relates to a programming template for developing an application program that is configured to be executed in a manner distributed over two or more programmable logic controllers. The programming template includes two or more programmable modules configured to be integrated into the application program and executed on a... Agent:
20130325146 - System for the central control of devices used during an operation: The present invention relates to a system for the central control of devices used during an operation, including a first control unit for control of the devices. The system is characterized in that a second control unit is provided which is connected to the first control unit for exchange of... Agent:
20130325147 - Method and system for complex smart grid infrastructure assessment: An infrastructure assessment system integrates with a smart grid infrastructure at all layers of the infrastructure. Data may be collected across layers. Performance metrics may be monitored and simulations may be performed. Action items may be decided upon based on actual behavior of the infrastructure determined from the collected data... Agent: Sap Ag
20130325148 - Efficient quadratic programming (qp) solver for process control and optimization: A method includes identifying an initial solution to a quadratic programming (QP) problem associated with a process. The method also includes performing an iterative procedure having one or more iterations. Each iteration includes determining whether any constraint associated with the process is violated in the solution. Each iteration also includes... Agent: Honeywell Asca Inc.
20130325149 - Methods and apparatus for tuning circuit components of a communication device: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for detecting a plurality of use cases of a communication device, determining an initial tuning state for each of a plurality of tuning algorithms according to the plurality of use cases, configuring each of the... Agent: Paratek Microwave, Inc.
20130325150 - Method for the operation of a control unit and a control unit: At least one electrical device with a control unit can be operated in a recording mode and an operating mode. In the recording mode, the point in time and the form in which the at least one electrical device is operated are recorded. Corresponding operating data are provided and saved... Agent:
20130325151 - Control system with solid state touch sensor for complex surface geometry: A solid-state touch sensing system integrated into a control element for a device or equipment. The control element may have complex surface geometry. The system is capable of determining real-time parameters indicative of the character of user contact with the control element, and generating control signals for controlling the device... Agent: Uico, LLC
20130325152 - Parameter setting device and parameter setting system: A parameter setting device includes reference-format definition data for specifying setting items of a parameter regarding a first unit of a predetermined model and a predetermined version, differential-format definition data for specifying setting items of a parameter regarding a second unit of a model or a version different from the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130325153 - Engineering apparatus: An engineering apparatus for designing an FA system includes: a system-configuration-data generating unit that generates system configuration data that expresses a display apparatus and a control apparatus of an FA system that is an engineering target and a topology thereof; a component storing unit that stores a control component, a... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130325154 - Apparatus and method for high speed visualization of audio stream in an electronic device: An electronic device and a method for high speed visualization of an audio stream are provided. The method of operating the electronic device includes extracting only header information from at least one frame included in a specific audio file, extracting a global gain value, which is an average volume of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20130325155 - Light guided assembly system and method: A guide system and method of projecting visual indicators onto a physical object to guide actions of an individual comprises providing a guide system having a guide system controller and a projector, with the guide system controller including a plurality of addressed display features. An input signal is provided to... Agent: Ops Solutions LLC
20130325156 - Manufacturing control based on a final design structure incorporating both layout and client-specific manufacturing information: Disclosed are embodiments of an improved design method, the results of which are a final design structure for an integrated circuit that incorporates, not only layout information, but also client-specific manufacturing information (e.g., import/export information, service requests, processing directives, purchase order requirements, design rule information, etc.) in the same data... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130325157 - Single-pegging-based product supply chain management system in staged production process: Provided is a single-pegging-based product supply chain management system, which manages a supply chain of products with respect to the demand for end products in a continuous process of supplying products to produce other products, represents the supply chain of each product as a node, and converts a multi-pegging process... Agent: Naedamcnc Corp., Ltd.
20130325158 - Process monitoring system, apparatus and method: A process monitoring system includes: a plurality of field devices configured to measure state quantities in an industrial process implemented in a plant; a trend calculation unit configured to determine the variation trend of the state quantities based on time-sequence data output from each of the plurality of field devices... Agent:
20130325159 - Methods for using an automated guided cart: An automated guided cart (AGC) that is configured to travel along a cart path according to generally non-precision movements is implemented to support a build process requiring precise positioning of vehicle build devices. In an example of a method of use, a vehicle build device for the build process is... Agent: Comau, Inc.
20130325160 - Control method and system for a sawing machine: The present invention relates to a control method in a system comprising —a server unit having computer means, communication means and a first data base, said first data base including positioning data and a plurality of work orders, wherein said work orders are related to said positioning data; and —a... Agent: Dellcron Ab
20130325161 - Network of fully automatic self-service key duplicating kiosk: A network of self-service, fully-automatic kiosks for duplicating keys includes a multiplicity of kiosks at different locations. Each kiosk includes a customer interface, a key-receiving entry, a key analysis system, and a key duplicating system. An original key is analyzed and duplicated to form a first key copy by analyzing... Agent: Minute Key Inc.
20130325162 - Machine tools which compensate for thermal deformation: Machine tools are provided, including machines tools of large dimension, which include a bench, an upright base, control elements for the translation of the upright base, an upright base position sensor comprising an optical line or linear encoder fixed to the bench, detection elements for detecting the temperature of the... Agent: Innse-berardi S.p.a.
20130325163 - Electric discharge machine: An electric discharge machine includes at least one of a noncontact-position detection sensor that outputs a detection signal when a distance between a first contact body and a second contact body is equal to a preset residual distance in a noncontact phase and a drive unit that detects a load... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130325164 - Electric discharge machine and electric discharge machining system: To make corrections as effectively as possible according to an environmental temperature of an installation location, an electric discharge machine includes a temperature-displacement measurement unit that measures a transition of a displacement of a reference position and a transition of detected values of temperature sensors, a correction-coefficient calculation unit that... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130325165 - Profit milling: Methods and devices for computer-assisted milling of a pocket region of a workpiece by computing a blend arc radius, where the blend arc radius is based on a maximal variation of a Tool Engagement Angle (TEA), and smoothing at least one offset, where the smoothing is based on the computed... Agent:
20130325166 - Numerical control device including display part for displaying information for evaluation of machining process: A numerical control device according to the present invention includes a display part for displaying a program coordinate and a command coordinate such that they can be compared with each other. The display part may be adapted to further display an actual coordinate. The display part may also be adapted... Agent: Fanuc Corparation
20130325168 - Automatic medicine warehousing and releasing management system and method of automatically warehousing and releasing medicines thereof: Disclosed are an automatic medicine warehousing and releasing management system and a method of automatically warehousing and releasing medicines thereof. Warehoused medicines are arranged at proper positions on a storage shelf, and released medicines are discharged from the storage shelf. The automatic medicine warehousing and releasing management system includes a... Agent:
20130325167 - Method for mover transition in an automated media library: A method for mover transition in an open systems based media library (14) for use with a host (10) that relays command requests comprises the steps of retaining a storage medium (20); selectively moving the storage medium (20) within the media library (14) with a first media mover (26); and... Agent: Quantum Corporation
20130325169 - Apparatus and method for transferring gloves: The present invention relates to an apparatus for transferring a glove (100) from a conveyor (200) characterised by: a camera (10); a pick-up assembly (20) comprising a pair of inner grippers (21) and two pairs of outer grippers (22); a pair of sensors (30); a robotic arm (40) mounted with... Agent: Pentamaster Engineering Sdn Bhd
20130325172 - Appliance having a user interface panel and a beverage dispenser: An appliance including a housing, a dispenser, and a water supply mechanism. The appliance includes a drink supply mechanism configured to removably hold a plurality of drink supply containers, a user interface panel, and a computer. The computer is configured to: cause the user interface panel to display a plurality... Agent: Beverage Works, Inc.
20130325173 - Appliance having a user interface panel and a beverage dispenser: An appliance including a housing, a dispenser, and a water supply mechanism. The appliance includes a drink supply mechanism configured to removably hold a plurality of drink supply containers, a user interface panel, and a computer. The computer is configured to: cause the user interface panel to display a plurality... Agent: Beverage Works, Inc.
20130325174 - Appliance having a user interface panel and a beverage dispenser: An appliance including a housing, a dispenser, and a water supply mechanism. The appliance includes a drink supply mechanism configured to removably hold a plurality of drink supply containers, a user interface panel, and a computer. The computer is configured to: cause the user interface panel to display a plurality... Agent: Beverage Works, Inc.
20130325171 - Appliance with dispenser: An appliance having a housing including a body defining a compartment and a door attached to the body, a water supplier including a first valve actuator configured to cause water to be dispensed by the water supplier, a supply container holder configured to hold a supply container for a liquid... Agent: Beverage Works, Inc.
20130325170 - Pharmacy automation optimization system and method: A method of assessing the productivity of a pharmacy includes: (a) recording information regarding the identity and quantity of each pharmaceutical being automatically dispensed with an automated prescription monitoring unit; (b) with an overall pharmacy prescription monitoring unit, recording information regarding (i) dispensing of pharmaceuticals dispensed from the automated pharmacy... Agent:
20130325175 - Multi-compartment step-drawer: A multi-pocket step-drawer is disclosed that includes a dispensing drawer and a control module. The dispensing drawer has a body comprising at least one fixed wall forming at least two open-top compartments that are arranged along an axis parallel to the front-to-back axis and a ladder fixedly coupled to the... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.
20130325176 - System and method for simultaneous article retrieval and transaction validation: A system and method for dispensing an article from an article dispensing machine by reducing the amount of time for completing a transaction involving the article is provided. A request related to a selected article and payment information for a balance related to the selected article may be received at... Agent: Redbox Automated Retail, LLC
20130325177 - Off-line programming system: An off-line programming system (10) which includes a three-dimensional shape arranging unit (27) which fills in a curved surface or consecutive plurality of flat surfaces of a selected three-dimensional shape by selected operation patterns and arranges a three-dimensional shape in a virtual space so that the operation patterns will be... Agent: Fanuc Corporation
20130325178 - Method and system for multi-mode coverage for an autonomous robot: A control system for a mobile robot (10) is provided to effectively cover a given area by operating in a plurality of modes, including an obstacle following mode (51) and a random bounce mode (49). In other embodiments, spot coverage, such as spiraling (45), or other modes are also used... Agent: Irobot Corporation
20130325179 - Robot positioning system for semiconductor tools: A system and method for adjusting the position and orientation of a feed arm associated with a wafer handling robot. In one embodiment, the system includes a positioning plate detachably carried by the feed arm and insertable therewith into a wafer carrier. The positioning plate includes graphic alignment indicia. An... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20130325180 - Sensor relay control device: A sensor relay control device generates feedback data based on sensor data including a plurality of components and being output by an external sensor installed at a portion of a joint of a robot and is connected to a robot control device that executes feedback control of the robot based... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130325181 - Non-contact optical distance and tactile sensing system and method: The systems and methods are directed to mechanical arms and manipulators, and more particularly, to optical distance sensors in use for approach, grasping and manipulation. The system may include a manipulator having an arm and a multi fingered end-effector coupled to the distal end of the arm. The end-effector may... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
20130325182 - Robotic arm module: A robotic arm module includes a chassis having at least one arm pod. At least one arm connected to the chassis is movable between a stowed position within the at least one arm pod and a deployed position extending from the at least one arm pod. Each arm has a... Agent: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
20130325184 - Method and apparatus for controlling a multi-mode transmission: A powertrain system including a multi-mode transmission is configured to transfer torque among an input member, torque machines and an output member. A method for controlling the multi-mode transmission includes employing a closed-loop speed control system to determine torque commands for physical torque actuators including the torque machines. The closed-loop... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130325185 - Method and apparatus for determining engine pulse cancellation torque: A method for controlling operation of an electro-mechanical transmission configured to transfer torque among an input member, a plurality of torque machines and an output member includes determining an engine pulse torque, calculating a first motor torque pulse command based upon a first transfer function between the engine pulse torque... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130325188 - Method and system for mortar removal: A method and system for removing mortar from a plurality of joints between a plurality of masonry units in a masonry structure is provided. The steps for accomplishing the method include sensing the location of at least one of the plurality of joints between the plurality of masonry units and... Agent: Sky Climber Field Services, LLC
20130325186 - Method of setting exclusive controller for water heater: A method of setting an exclusive controller for a water heater, wherein a plurality of controllers are provided for user to operate to control a water heater, includes the steps of: a) Provide each controller an identification code, and saving the identification codes of the controllers in a processor of... Agent: Grand Mate Co., Ltd.
20130325187 - Motor control device, method for operating the same, and image processing apparatus: A motor control device includes: a unit configured to generate a target rotation position information of a first driving motor based on target rotation position signals indicating a target rotation position of a second driving motor being replaced with the first driving motor; a unit configured to generate a speed... Agent:
20130325183 - Receptacle with dual-function actuator: A receptacle adapted for removable placement on a retention tray is disclosed. The receptacle includes a lid having a closed position and a lid hook. The receptacle includes a latching apparatus with a lid latch configured to engage the lid hook when the lid is in the closed position. The... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.
20130325191 - Air conditioning apparatus and air conditioning system: A modulator modulates a voltage signal corresponding to inputted transmission data, and outputs the signal as a voltage signal between a communication wire and a shared wire. A demodulator demodulates a voltage signal based on the potential difference between the communication wire and the shared wire, and outputs the signal... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130325190 - Energy management system and method: A method of managing at least one network device at a site includes providing a web-based control selector to manage a detection module to control the at least one network device at the site. The method includes enabling the detection module in response to an enabled setting of the web-based... Agent:
20130325189 - Need identifying device, air-conditioning controlling system, need identifying method, and air-conditioning controlling method: A need identifying device includes an inputting unit and a need identifying unit. The inputting unit receives, from an informant, a need pertaining to air-conditioning. The need identifying unit identifies whether the need from the informant is a temporary need or a persistent need, based on information pertaining to an... Agent:
20130325192 - System and method for establishing activity based environmental control: A method for establishing activity based environmental control includes selecting an activity phase, associating a plurality of environmental parameters with the activity phase, defining a time period for the activity phase, and controlling at least one environmental control device to establish the plurality of environmental parameters in an environmental zone... Agent: Carrier Corporation
20130325193 - Method and apparatus for establishing a set back temperature for an environmental control system: A method for establishing a set back temperature for an environmental control system includes entering an energy saver control phase having a predetermined time period, determine an effective thermal load for an environmental control zone, calculating a set-back temperature based on the effective thermal load for the environmental control zone... Agent:
20130325194 - Methods and systems for leak testing: Leak rate testing is an engineering challenge where on the one hand, engineers must meet strict leak rate standards on a wide range of products and systems from semiconductor packages through medical product packaging to chemical storage vessels and liquid/gas handling systems. On the other hand, they have to make... Agent:
20130325195 - Pre-processing of data for automatic generation control: Systems, methods, and apparatus for pre-processing of electrical power grid data for event-driven automatic generation control (AGC) are presented herein. An AGC application can determine AGC output data, for output to a unit controller that controls power generator(s) related to an electrical power grid, based on current values of a... Agent: Alstom Grid, Inc.
20130325198 - Method and system for mitigating impact of malfunction in actual load determination on peak load management: Method and system for mitigating the impact on peak load management of a malfunction in determining actual load at a site by substituting a predicted load for actual load while the malfunction persists. Using a predicted load as a substitute for actual load during the malfunction period avoids use of... Agent:
20130325197 - Method and system for reducing peak load charge on utility bill using target peak load and countermeasures: A peak load management system and method take countermeasures to reduce the risk of a spike in grid power use above a target peak load due to battery exhaustion. The countermeasures replace or at least reduce the safety margins built into target peak load peak load management systems and increase... Agent:
20130325196 - Personalized heating and cooling systems: Methods and arrangements for providing personalized heating and cooling. Personal clothing spot data relating to at least one quantifiable comfort condition are assimilated, as are ambient data relating to the at least one quantifiable comfort condition. The assimilated personal clothing spot data and assimilated ambient data are combined, and at... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130325199 - Satellite signal-based utility grid control: Satellite signal-based control and management of utility grids is provided. Satellite signal measurements at one or more remote receiver devices may be utilized, for example, to determine an actual or estimated amount of cloud disruption in a given area. The cloud disruption data may then be utilized, in some embodiments,... Agent:
20130325200 - Methods for planning and retrofit of energy efficient eco-industrial parks through inter-time-inter-systems energy integration: Methods of providing enhanced energy efficiency and reduced greenhouse gases for an eco-industrial park with retrofit in mind and eco-industrial park retrofit with retrofit in mind, are provided. An exemplary method includes identifying hybrid inter-time zones inter-area matching solutions through selecting best energy efficient routes, generating technically viable energy efficient... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
20130325201 - System and method for controlling movement of a measurement machine: A method for controlling movement of a measurement machine using a computer. The computer sends a movement instruction to the measurement machine and starts a shaft to move according to parameters of the measurement machine. The computer sends a stop instruction to the measurement machine and powers off a signal... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.11/28/2013 > 36 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories.
20130317629 - Method of large scale process optimization and optimal planning based on real time dynamic simulation: This invention provides a system and method of Advanced Process Control for optimal operation of multi-unit plants in large scale processing and power generation industries. The invention framework includes the following components: continuous real time dynamic process simulation, automatic coefficient adjustment of dynamic and static process models, automatic construction of... Agent: Statistics & Control, Inc.
20130317630 - Methods, systems and apparatus for implementing dithering in motor drive system for controlling operation of an electric machine: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to methods, systems and apparatus for implementing dithering in motor drive system for controlling operation of a multi-phase electric machine.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130317631 - Semiconductor data processing apparatus and engine control apparatus: The reliability in detection of toothless part is improved. A first counter counts a clock signal from an initial value for each of pulse intervals of a predetermined event pulse train and the count value of the first counter is held in a register for each of pulse intervals. Further,... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20130317632 - Platform apparatus for agricultural environment control system: A platform apparatus for an agricultural environment control system includes an application support layer unit configured to generate and execute an environment task for supporting an application corresponding to an environment to which the agricultural environment control system is applied, a service layer unit configured to provide service libraries used... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130317633 - Servo selection system: A servo selection system includes a replacement-information display unit that displays at least a portion of replacement information corresponding to an input servo product before being replaced and a selected new-model servo product, and the replacement information includes a difference between a specification of the servo product before being replaced... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130317634 - System and method for tracking and assessing movement skills in multidimensional space: Accurate simulation of sport to quantify and train performance constructs by employing sensing electronics for determining, in essentially real time, the player's three dimensional positional changes in three or more degrees of freedom (three dimensions); and computer controlled sport specific cuing that evokes or prompts sport specific responses from the... Agent:
20130317635 - Audio content auditioning: Systems and methods are provided for playback of audio content in an “audition mode.” A system may be providing audio content to be rendered by a group of playback devices, when receiving a request to audition a second audio content with at least one playback device from the group of... Agent: Sonos, Inc
20130317636 - System and method for manufacturing using a virtual frame of reference: System and method to use a virtual frame of reference to evaluate and control a manufacturing system. Electronic images from a vision system may be analyzed using the virtual frame of reference to control the phasing of devices in the manufacturing system and to generate alerts.... Agent:
20130317637 - System and method for manufacturing using a virtual frame of reference: The system and method uses a virtual frame of reference to evaluate and control a manufacturing system. Electronic images from a vision system may be analyzed using the virtual frame of reference to control the phasing of devices in the manufacturing system and to generate alerts.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company
20130317638 - Process for preparation of quadrangle unit: Disclosed is a method of cutting one or more kinds of quadrangular unit pieces having a relatively small size from a quadrangular base material having a relatively large size using a cutter frame including a plurality of cutters to manufacture the quadrangular unit pieces, the method including (a) scanning a... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.
20130317639 - Automatic checking, validation, and post-processing of a battery object: A machine such as an industrial robot operates either in a stand-alone or in-production mode to perform a number of tests on a battery object having one of several different assembly levels and packaging geometries. The machine has selectable testing programs that correspond to various combinations of object assembly levels... Agent: Abb Technology Ag
20130317640 - Vacuum pump controller: A vacuum pump controller and a method of making a devise using the same are presented. The vacuum pump controller comprises detectors for detecting whether a cassette is present in a semiconductor processing load lock; and controllers for sending control signals to a vacuum pump to control the speed voltage... Agent:
20130317641 - Numerical control device: A numerical control device that controls a machine tool that includes an X-axis for moving a turret, an H-axis for rotating the turret, and a C-axis for rotating a workpiece and that does not have a Y-axis orthogonal to the X-axis, including an analyzer that analyzes a virtual-Y-axis rapid-traverse command... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130317642 - Order processing systems using picking robots: According to one aspect, a system for transporting products that includes at least one picking robot including at least one robot processor, and at least one order-processing device including at least one order-processing processor in data communication with the at least one robot processor. At least one of the order-processing... Agent:
20130317643 - Storage magazine with integrated targeting: Embodiments include systems and methods for targeting using storage magazines. Some embodiments operate in context of a data storage environment, in which the magazines are used to hold data cartridges, and the data cartridges are installed in, removed from, and ferried between the magazines by a robotic mechanism. Magazine implementations... Agent: Oracle International Corporation
20130317644 - Vending kiosk: An open merchandise, multi-cubicle display, vending kiosk, custom-fabricated from a plurality of visually open materials and sized to suit the products being sold. The kiosk provides a self-service customer purchase via a barcode scan or touch selector, payment facilitator, and integrated computer assembly with programming to control the kiosk. Also... Agent:
20130317645 - Pharmaceutical packaging and method for delivery of same: A disease management system and therapeutic hub are provided. In certain embodiments, a dispensing apparatus used as part of a compliance monitoring system for the disease management system can function as a therapeutic hub that interacts with a plurality of peripheral devices to accumulate, communicate, and analyze a variety of... Agent:
20130317647 - Control apparatus, control method, and control program for pneumatic artificial muscle drive mechanism: There is provided a control apparatus for a drive mechanism driven by a pneumatic artificial muscle, the control apparatus including a pressure controller that controls pressure of the pneumatic artificial muscle, a desired pressure calculator that calculates, based on a pneumatic artificial muscle model, a desired pressure of the pneumatic... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130317646 - Robot program changing device: A program changing device includes a sequence interchanging unit for interchanging plural teaching points in a teaching sequence such that total movement time of a robot becomes smaller than that when the robot is moved in line with an initial teaching sequence of the teaching points, a calculating unit for... Agent: Fanuc Corporation
20130317648 - Biosleeve human-machine interface: Systems and methods for sensing human muscle action and gestures in order to control machines or robotic devices are disclosed. One exemplary system employs a tight fitting sleeve worn on a user arm and including a plurality of electromyography (EMG) sensors and at least one inertial measurement unit (IMU). Power,... Agent: California Institute Of Technology
20130317649 - Nodding mechanism for a single-scan sensor: A single-scanning system for a robot can include a base and a nodding mechanism that pivotably attached to the base. A single-scan sensor such as a lidar or laser sensor can be fixed to the nodding mechanism, and a controller can be connected to the single-scan sensor and motor via... Agent: United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy
20130317650 - Robotic device tester: A system, method, and device may include software and hardware which simplify and quicken configuration of the system for testing a device, enhance testing procedures which may be performed, and provide data via which to easily discern a cause and nature of an error which may result during testing. A... Agent: T-mobile Usa, Inc.
20130317651 - Method of remotely controlling gas appliance and the remote control system: The present invention provides a remote control system that includes at least a gas appliance; a repeater, and a remote control device. The gas appliance is connected to the repeater through a Zigbee transmission, and the remote control device is connected to the repeater through a network (internet or telecommunication... Agent: Grand Mate Co., Ltd.
20130317652 - Method of remotely controlling gas appliance and the remote control system: The present invention provides a remote control system that includes at least a gas appliance; a repeater, and a remote control device. The gas appliance is connected to the repeater through a Zigbee transmission, and the remote control device is connected to the repeater through a network (internet or telecommunication... Agent: Grand Mate Co., Ltd.
20130317653 - Electronic cam control device and electronic cam curve generating method: An electronic cam control device includes an electronic-cam-curve generating unit configured to generate an electronic cam curve to pass a plurality of designated coordinates that define a relation between a main shaft position and a driven shaft position and an output unit configured to output the driven shaft position corresponding... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130317654 - Air-conditioning control system and air-conditioning control method: An air-conditioning control system is equipped with: a first client server containing a job management program that manages jobs for multiple electronic devices; a second client server that determines the required amount of cooling on the basis of the power information for the multiple electronic devices that is output from... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20130317655 - Programmable environmental control including an energy tracking system: A programmable control unit including a system control unit configured and disposed to receive an energy characteristic from at least one environmental control device. The system control unit determines energy usage data based on the energy characteristic pertaining to operation of the at least one environmental control device. An output... Agent:
20130317656 - Peakpower energy management and control system method and apparatus: An integrated Energy Management and/or Control System method and apparatus that continually monitors power consumption on each piece of equipment 2417 and performs detailed analyses of energy consumption curves including derivatives and compares data to historical data on the same equipment as well as going online and acquiring manufacturers specs... Agent:
20130317657 - Drive vibration prevention system: A drive vibration prevention system includes a fan and a drive. The drive includes a vibration detection device and a vibration notification pin. A management engine is coupled to the drive and the fan. The management engine is operable to determine whether the vibration notification pin is being asserted in... Agent: Dell Products L.p.
20130317659 - Distributed low-power wireless monitoring: A distributed wireless monitoring system with low-power remote sensors includes data encoding/compression at sensors to reduce power use from transmission and storage, event activated operation/data logging, remote configuration of event triggering thresholds and correlation templates, distributed processing capabilities, and sensor clock synchronization from a network time service.... Agent:
20130317658 - Information processing apparatus, method for processing information, and information processing system: An information processing apparatus includes a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to perform control, when it has been detected that there is a device among a plurality of devices each including a battery for which a state of an external power supply has changed from... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130317661 - Controllable energy store and method for operating a controllable energy store: The invention relates to a controllable energy store (2) with n parallel energy supply branches (3-1, 3-2, 3-3), wherein n≧1, each said branch having a first energy supply sub-branch (3-11; 3-21; 3-31) and a second energy supply sub-branch (3-12; 3-22; 3-32) that is connected in parallel to said first energy... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130317660 - Information processing apparatus, connection device, communication device, information processing method, and program: There is provided an information processing apparatus, including a reception section which receives, from a connection device having a connection terminal, entry information in which connection device identification information for identifying the connection device and communication device identification information for identifying a communication device connected to the connection terminal are... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130317663 - Method and apparatus for managing an energy consuming load: A method for managing an energy consuming load in a group of energy consuming loads. The method includes generating and compiling sets of load state data from the load and other loads, making an enablement state decision for the load using the compiled sets of data, wherein the enablement state... Agent: Regen Energy Inc.
20130317662 - Network system: A network system is provided. The network includes: at least one component selected from an energy receiving unit receiving energy and an energy management unit managing the energy receiving unit. The energy receiving unit or the energy management unit receives energy rate related information; an energy usage amount or a... Agent:
20130317664 - Thermal model optimisation: A method for controlling the temperature of a component is disclosed. The component is part of a drive configured to drive an electrical machine via an electrically conductive member. The method comprises determining a value of an attribute of the electrically conductive member; configuring a model to calculate the temperature... Agent: Control Techniques Limited11/21/2013 > 51 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories.
20130310951 - Automation and motion control system: An automation and motion control system for theatrical objects, such as theatrical props, cameras, stunt persons, lighting, scenery, drapery or other similar types of devices or items, is provided to coordinate the movement of the objects on a large scale and/or to control the operation of the objects.... Agent: Ftsi, LLC
20130310950 - Method of simultaneously connecting controllers of different branded manufacturing machines: A method of simultaneously connecting controllers of different branded manufacturing machines applied in a computer system. The computer system includes an integrated running module, a user interface interacted with the integrated running module, a plurality of application program interfaces integrated in the integrated running module and communicated with the controllers... Agent: Precision Machinery Research & Development Center
20130310952 - Social infrastructure control system, control method, control apparatus, and server: According to one embodiment, a system includes control apparatus and server. Control apparatus includes collector, transmitter, receiver and main controller. Collector collects sensing data concerning control targets in social infrastructure. Transmitter transmits collected sensing data to server. Receiver receives control instruction from server. Main controller controls control targets based on... Agent:
20130310953 - Method of solving a control problem in a processing plant: A method of solving a control problem in a processing plant is provided by modification of at least two manipulated variables within the manipulation range thereof, wherein the manipulated variables are associated with one or more processing unit(s), and the at least two manipulated variables affect at least one process... Agent:
20130310954 - Controller and program: A specification of one of a plurality of controls is accepted, a specification of a plurality of items is accepted with respect to parameters, and among the plurality of controls, a plurality of controls to which parameter items are to be assigned are determined with reference to the control for... Agent: Yamaha Corporation
20130310955 - Transformation and dispensing of consumables and cosmetic substances: Consumables and cosmetic substance systems and methods are disclosed enabling the tracking and communication of changes in efficacy values of consumables and cosmetic substances, and further enabling the adaptive transformation and dispensing of consumables and cosmetic substances.... Agent:
20130310956 - Interactive application platform for a motorized toy entity and display: An illustrative application control system is provided having an entity and an electronic device with a display. The control system includes software operating instructions to direct movement of the entity and to direct display operation to interact with the entity. The entity may have the capability to move when positioned... Agent: Rehco, LLC
20130310957 - Sports instruction method and apparatus: The present invention includes a method for instructing a student including the steps of generating a first video feed of first video signals to record the student at a first angle at a facility, generating a second video feed of second video signals to record the student at a second... Agent:
20130310958 - Systems and methods for evaluating pitching performances: A computer system including instructions recorded on a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium and readable by at least one processor may include an input module, a data calculation module, and a display module. The input module is configured to receive an input associated with an athletic performance. The data calculation module... Agent:
20130310959 - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for utilizing a plurality of pre-encoded payloads to generate a packet stream transmission: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for utilizing a plurality of pre-encoded payloads in a stream transmission are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method includes receiving a plurality of payload streams associated with an audio stream clip file and selecting a first payload stream encoded at a first bit... Agent:
20130310961 - Addititve manufacturing of components for downhole wireline, tubing and drill pipe conveyed tools: Additive manufacturing may be used to manufacture components of downhole tools conveyed by downhole wireline, tubing, drill pipe and/or the like. A method in accordance with one or more aspects of the disclosure uses starting materials to incorporate one or more feedthroughs, passages, channels, chambers and the like in a... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130310960 - Recipe management system and method: A recipe management system associates a selected process recipe with a recipe group and checks to see if other recipes of the recipe group have been updated since the selected recipe was last run. If another recipe of the recipe group has been run and adjustments have been made to... Agent: Wafertech, LLC
20130310962 - Shape measuring apparatus: A shape measuring apparatus includes: a probe having a stylus tip; a movable mechanism configured to move the stylus tip; an information acquiring unit configured to acquire design information of a workpiece; a path setting unit configured to set a path of the stylus tip; a path component calculating section... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation
20130310963 - Method of surgical planning: A method of pre-operatively forming a surgical splint configured to receive a patient's dentition can include combining a 3-D facial computer model and a 3-D dental computer model. The method includes the step of obtaining a 3-D facial computer model of at least the patient's maxilla, mandible, and dentition from... Agent:
20130310964 - Sample transport system and method for controlling the same: The sample transport system includes a management section which holds information on the status of a sample transport system as a whole as well as sample information in order to transport and control a plurality of carriers as a consecutive group and which generates group information on a group of... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20130310965 - Weight-based identification of three dimensional printed parts: Methods and systems for weight-based identification of three dimensional (3D) printed parts. Various embodiments disclosed herein may permit reliable processing of 3D printed parts to effectively scale a 3D printing service to large volumes of orders for 3D printed parts.... Agent: Shapeways
20130310966 - Method and device for using substrate geometry to determine optimum substrate analysis sampling: A method and apparatus for process control in the processing of a substrate is disclosed in the present invention. Embodiments of the present invention utilize a first analysis tool to determine changes in a substrate's geometry. The substrate geometry data is used to generate sampling plan that will be used... Agent: Kla-tencor Technologies Corporation
20130310967 - Inventory management system: The present disclosure provides an inventory management system that offers significant improvement over existing systems by automating requests to restock inventory. The present disclosure details an inventory management system that provides real time visibility to stock levels and streamlines materials management activities, while addressing the issues of human resource misallocations,... Agent: Intermetro Industries Corporation
20130310968 - Paint chip dispenser: The invention relates to an apparatus under the control of an electronic data processing unit for selecting and dispensing paint chips, comprising a) a plurality of paint chips, each paint chip comprising i) a substrate and having applied thereto at least one paint layer having specified visual appearance properties, and... Agent:
20130310969 - Product dispensing system and method with redundant container induction: A system for dispensing product-filled containers in which the containers are filled prior to labeling, so that any container may filled at any dispensing station. The system includes multiple dispensing stations, both manual and automated, disposed adjacent a conveyor. Automated dispensing stations include quantities of products, fillable product containers, and... Agent: Tension International, Inc.
20130310970 - Modular vending with centralized robotic gantry: A vending arrangement for computerized vending machines, retail displays, automated retail stores, utilizes a centralized, robotic gantry associated with companion modules for vending a plurality of selectable products. The modularized design enables deployment of half-sized or larger, full sized machines. The robotic gantry is deployed in a centralized module disposed... Agent:
20130310972 - Activation control device for robotic auxiliary devices: Disclosed herein is a system for controlling “on”/“off” functionality of an auxiliary device including a circuit designed to monitor physical rotations. The device will activate or deactivate when predetermined rotations are sensed by the circuit within a specific time period. The circuit can be used on high vibration tooling such... Agent: Gi2 Technologies, LLC
20130310973 - Method of controlling seven-axis articulated robot, control program, and robot control device: Provided is a method of controlling a seven-axis articulated robot including seven joints sequentially arranged from a proximal end of the robot to a distal end of the robot, the seven joints including rotational axes each causing a next joint to turn and rotational axes each causing a next joint... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130310975 - Microrobot, and associated control method, simulation method, and computer programs: The invention relates to a microrobot that is microfabricated using micro-electromechanical system technology, including i pairs of drive modules wherein i ranges from 1 to n, where n is no less than 1, the microrobot comprising: a mounting arranged so as to support at least two drive modules aligned in... Agent: Universite De Besancon
20130310974 - Robot controlling apparatus and robot controlling method: To allow a robot body to quickly resume operation, using simple control, when a main power supply is restored after a failure. A calculation unit divides a series of operations of the robot body into a plurality of operation blocks in advance and causes the robot body to perform operations... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130310971 - Robotic construction site marking apparatus: A position location and marking system includes a base unit having stored data location files and communication apparatus therein together with a cooperating mobile element which communicates with and aides in location under the control of the base unit. A robotic marker is provided with battery-powered self-propulsion and directional control... Agent:
20130310976 - Safety control device and safety control method: Suppression of power consumption is made possible by a microcontroller. An OS includes, in part, a partition scheduler that selects and determines a time partition to be scheduled next according to a scheduling pattern including the time partition for assigning execution time to a task. A processor periodically operates the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130310977 - Control device and control method of robot arm, robot, control program, and integrated electronic circuit: A robot arm system for controlling a motion of a robot arm includes an order determining section for determining an order of teaching information based on at least one or more pieces of perceptual information about circumference environment of the robot arm used by a person to operate the robot... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130310978 - Detecting robot stasis: A coverage robot includes a drive configured to maneuver the robot as directed by a controller, a stasis indication wheel rotatable about a first axis perpendicular to a direction of forward travel, and a suspension supporting the wheel. The stasis indication wheel defines a first reflective portion and a second... Agent: Irobot Corporation
20130310979 - Neuromuscular model-based sensing and control paradigm for a robotic leg: A neuromuscular model-based controller for a robotic limb having at least one joint includes a neuromuscular model having a muscle model, muscle geometry and reflex feedback loop to determine at least one torque or impedance command to be sent to the robotic limb. One or more parameters that determine relation... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20130310980 - Gripping device, transfer device with same, and method for controlling gripping device: A gripping device comprises: a gripping unit for gripping a work; a controller for controlling the gripping operation of the gripping unit; and contact sections attached to the gripping unit contacting the work, the contact sections being adapted to deform following the shape of the work, and to maintain the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130310981 - System and method of controlling ankles of walking robot: Disclosed herein is a system and method of controlling one or more ankles of a walking robot. In the above system and method, an input torque u to be applied to an ankle of a robot is obtained by compensating a target torque τd with an acting torque τc measured... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130310982 - Method for determining possible positions of a robot arm: The The invention relates to a method for determining possible positions of a robot arm of a robot. The robot arm comprises a frame, numerous links, disposed successively, which can move in relation to one another, with respect to axes. First, a target position and target orientation in space for... Agent: Kuka Laboratories Gmbh
20130310984 - Device and method for controlling a motor-driven mobile screen having adjustable slats: The invention relates to a method for controlling a motor-driven mobile screen having adjustable slats by means of an electromechanical actuator in a building, the control being implemented from a control interface including at least one control button for extending the screen and an element for assisting in the movement... Agent: Somfy Sas
20130310983 - Semiconductor integrated circuit and operation method thereof: It is intended to reduce the amount of computation to be performed by CPU or the required amount of storage space in a built-in memory for timing adjustment of a pulse output signal. A digital multiplying circuit in the phase arithmetic circuit of the pulse generating circuit generates a multiplication... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20130310987 - Building automation system: The invention relates to a method of operation for a building automation system comprising the provision and/or collection of at least one piece of information which describes at least one time involvement and/or energy involvement provided in order to attain at least one particular building zone climate and/or at least... Agent: Alphaeos Ag
20130310985 - Capacitive touchscreens for thermostats: Exemplary embodiments are disclosed of touchscreen devices for thermostats and other electronic devices. In an exemplary embodiment, a capacitive touchscreen device includes a touchscreen having touch regions. Each touch region is coupled with at least one first capacitor and at least one second capacitor. The second capacitors are connected in... Agent: Emerson Electric Co.
20130310986 - Cloud based building automation systems: A control system for operating the HVAC systems within a building to control the environmental conditions within a building having an onsite component networked to a remote offsite component. The onsite component monitors the conditions within the building and operates the HVAC systems, while the offsite component can be used... Agent: Aaf-mcquay Inc.
20130310988 - Controller for a climate control system: A system is provided for controlling at least one climate control apparatus for conditioning a space. The system includes a controller mountable to a climate control apparatus that is segregated from the space to be conditioned. The controller has a plurality of selectable setting parameters for configuring the controller to... Agent:
20130310989 - Remote management of communicating thermostat to achieve just in time conditioning: Systems and methods for reducing the cycling time of a climate control system. For example, one or more of the exemplary systems can receive from a database a target time at which a structure is desired to reach a target temperature. In addition, the system acquires the temperature inside the... Agent: Ecofactor, Inc.
20130310991 - System for control of mobile hydraulic equipment: A controller for mobile hydraulic equipment includes a radio receiver, hydraulic controller, and display unit. The controller further includes terminals configurable to function as a combination of analog or digital inputs or outputs according to the system requirements. A user interface included on the controller permits an operator to select... Agent: Magnetek, Inc.
20130310990 - System, method, and apparatus for monitoring, regulating, or controlling fluid flow: A flow meter, and related system and method are provided. The flow meter includes a coupler, a support member, an image sensor, a valve, and one or more processors. The coupler is adapted to couple to a drip chamber. The support member is operatively coupled to the coupler. The image... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership
20130310992 - Irrigation management: A system and method for providing irrigation management services is disclosed. The system may include a plurality of controllers, where each controller controls application of water by an irrigation system associated with the controller. A central computer that is remote from each of the controllers may be configured to implement... Agent: Smart Rain Systems, LLC
20130310994 - Energy supply network for an aircraft or spacecraft, method for supplying electrical loads with energy, and aircraft or spacecraft: An energy supply network for an aircraft or spacecraft, comprising at least one energy generating device for generating electrical energy, comprising at least two energy control devices, at least one of which is coupled directly to at least one of the energy generating devices and which are adapted each to... Agent:
20130310993 - On-load tap changer control method for a power excitation chain, related unit and power excitation chain comprising such unit: The present invention relates to an on-load tap changer control method for a power excitation chain. The chain includes a generator, a step-up transformer equipped with an on-load tap changer and connected on the one hand to the output of said generator and on the other hand to a transmission... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd
20130310995 - Power generation systems: A power generation system is provided that includes an internal combustion engine configured to provide rotational mechanical energy. A generator is configured to receive the rotational mechanical energy and generate electrical power in response to the rotational mechanical energy. A fluid medium is provided to the internal combustion engine and... Agent: Powersys, LLC
20130310996 - Power profile management: A power profile management method and system. The method includes retrieving by a computer processor input data associated with a user of power consumption devices at a specified location. The computer processor retrieves power consumption data comprising power consumption levels for the power consumption devices. The computer processor generates and... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130310997 - Power supply device, luminaire, and control method for the power supply device: According to one embodiment, a first control section controls a power supply voltage converting circuit and, if an abnormality detecting section detects an abnormality of a load, controls an output of the power supply voltage converting circuit to be stopped or reduced. A second control section gives a command to... Agent:
20130310998 - Energy management system: A measurement node is disclosed herein. An example of the measurement node includes a sensor to measure a parameter and a control module to govern operation of the sensor. The measurement node also includes a rechargeable power source to deliver energy to at least the sensor or the control module... Agent:
20130311000 - Electric power management system and electric power management method: The HEMS of each consumer transmits the amount of surplus electricity that is expected by to be generated by a PV system, and/or the amount of electric power that is needed by a controllable load, in a predetermined time slot on a predetermined date, to a server apparatus. The server... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130310999 - Electrical circuit sharing for electric vehicle charging stations: Electric vehicle charging stations are coupled with a circuit sharing controller. Multiple electric vehicle charging stations are wired on the same electrical circuit. The circuit sharing controller implements a circuit sharing process that dynamically allocates electric current to charging stations on the same electrical circuit such that the capacity of... Agent:11/14/2013 > 42 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories.
20130304234 - Methods and apparatus to configure a process control device: Example methods and apparatus are provided for configuring a process control device. An example method includes implementing a first configuration at the process control device based on a first configuration request. The example method includes setting a configuration flag. The configuration flag indicates the first configuration is being implemented. The... Agent: Bristol, Inc. D/b/a Remote Automated Solutions
20130304235 - System and method for fault prognostics enhanced mpc framework: A model predictive control (MPC) framework is enhanced to provide prognostic information and fault tolerant control strategies. A system fault is calculated based on predicted values and is used to generate an internal reference trajectory to which the system is controlled using MPC. If the system fault exceeds a threshold... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20130304236 - Model-based learning control: A method controls an operation of a system. The system is operated by a controller. The controller is model-based controller determined according to a model of the system. The method updates the model, during the operation, based on an extremum seeking, and updates the controller based on the updated model.... Agent:
20130304237 - Remote management of industrial processes: Systems and other embodiments for causing a service request to be produced are described. A system can comprise an analysis component that evaluates an information set to produce an evaluation result. The information set can include a first piece of information from a first information source and a second piece... Agent:
20130304239 - Method and a system for an automatic recovery from a fault situation in a production plant: A method automatically recovers from a fault situation in a production plant and provides production resources and a manufacturing execution system having a production modeler for modeling the production resources into a plant model and a production scheduler to schedule operations of the modeled production resources. A production controller executes... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20130304238 - Method and apparatus for configuring a blackout period for scheduled diagnostic checks of a field device in a process plant: A diagnostic system and method for a field device in a process plant is provided. The diagnostic apparatus includes a processor operatively connected to the field device and a calendar having a proscribed period stored in memory. A diagnostic check is executed on the field device if an occurrence of... Agent: Fisher Controls International LLC
20130304240 - Methods and apparatus to display information via a process control device: Methods and apparatus to display information via a process control device are disclosed herein. An example method includes acquiring first information via a first sensor of a first output device. The first information is related to an industrial process. The example method also includes communicating the first information from the... Agent:
20130304241 - Appliance control: An appliance control system includes a user and appliance electronic computing devices in communication through first and second transceivers. An appliance is operatively coupled with the appliance electronic computing device to perform actions commanded by a user through interaction with the user appliance electronic computing device and a coupled display... Agent:
20130304242 - Motion sfc program component creation device: A motion SFC program component creation device includes a componentization unit that componentizes, in a program unit, a motion SFC program including a series of a plurality of steps, and an incorporation unit that incorporates the componentized motion SFC programs into a motion SFC program used for a motion control... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130304244 - Audio alignment apparatus: Apparatus comprising: a pairwise selector configured to organise at least one pairwise selection of each of at least two audio signals; a comparator configured to determine for each of the at least one pairwise selection audio signals a time offset value associated with each audio signal; and a delay determiner... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130304243 - Method for synchronizing disparate content files: The system allows the rapid normalization and synchronization of a plurality of content files using an audio synchronization scheme that reduces computational overhead and provides reliable results. In one embodiment, the system accepts a plurality of content files, performs spectral peak extraction and performs correlation in the log-frequency domain using... Agent:
20130304245 - Production line quality processes: Methods, systems, and software for improving the product quality of a production line having multiple production steps, at least some of which employ multiple individual tools, including producing product lots using different combinations of tools, setting a quality benchmark for the resulting product lots, identifying product lots that meet the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130304246 - Method for corrective action on the operation of a line for the production of absorbent sanitary articles, such as nappies for babies or incontinence pads for adults, sanitary towels or the like: A method for corrective action on the operation of a line for the production of absorbent sanitary articles, comprises capturing at least one image of each article being fed out of the line; using the image to define first parameters indicating the positioning and/or assembly and/or shape of at least... Agent: Gdm S.p.a.
20130304247 - Method and system for testing a machine tool: m
20130304248 - Method and apparatus for automated configuration of a monitoring function of a machine tool: System and method for automated provision of a monitoring function for a machining process which is to be executed by a machine tool. A computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) program of the machining process is automatically analyzed by means of a postprocessor in order to determine processing steps to be monitored. At... Agent: Artis Gmbh
20130304249 - Working apparatus for component or board and component mounting apparatus: This working apparatus for a component or a board includes a head unit and a control portion. The control portion performs control of calculating a rotation angle in a horizontal plane of the head unit from displacement of the center of a first imaging portion and displacement of the center... Agent:
20130304250 - Analogue measurement probe for a machine tool apparatus: An analogue probe for a machine tool apparatus, including a probe body and a stylus member movably secured to the probe body in a suspended rest position via a suspension mechanism. A sensor is provided for measuring the extent of displacement of the stylus member relative to the probe body... Agent: Renishaw PLC
20130304251 - Automated inspection of spar web in hollow monolithic structure: A computer-controlled robotic platform with a collapsible lifting arm that positions a non-destructive inspection (NDI) sensor for scanning inside tunnel regions of a composite structure such as an integrally stiffened wing box. The lifting arm of a modified scissor lift mechanism can be collapsed to a very low height to... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130304252 - Method for processing items such as pieces of meat: A method of processing items such as pieces of meat, by providing a stream of items by means of a primary conveyor means, allocating at least partly by means of a computer system one or more of said items to one of at least two workstations where said items are... Agent:
20130304253 - Generating a path for a mobile drive unit: A system for transporting inventory items includes an inventory holder and a mobile drive unit. The inventory holder has a frame with device openings. The mobile drive unit is operable to dock with an inventory holder and undock with an inventory holder. When undocked from an inventory holder, the mobile... Agent:
20130304254 - Scrap metal sorting system: An apparatus and a method for sorting scrap metal containing at least two categories of metals are provided. An x-ray beam is directed towards at least a portion of a particle of scrap metal. Backscattered x-rays, forward scattered x-rays, and transmitted x-rays from the particle are measured and input into... Agent: Huron Valley Steel Corporation
20130304255 - System and apparatus for displaying drug interactions on drug storage containers: The present disclosure relates to a system and apparatus for displaying drug interaction and side effects on a drug storage container. The system includes a server and a plurality of medicine dispensing devices communicatively connectable to the server. Each of the dispensing devices includes a medicine storage portion having a... Agent:
20130304256 - Cooperative minimally invasive telesurgical system: Improved robotic surgical systems, devices, and methods include selectably associatable master/slave pairs, often having more manipulator arms than will be moved simultaneously by the two hands of a surgeon. Four manipulator arms can support an image capture device, a left hand tissue manipulation tool, a right hand tissue manipulation tool,... Agent:
20130304257 - Medical tele-robotic system with a master remote station with an arbitrator: A robotic system that includes a mobile robot linked to a plurality of remote stations. One of the remote stations includes an arbitrator that controls access to the robot. Each remote station may be assigned a priority that is used by the arbitrator to determine which station has access to... Agent:
20130304258 - Micro-force guided cooperative control for surgical manipulation of delicate tissue: A method and system for micro-force guided cooperative control that assists the operator in manipulating tissue in the direction of least resistance. A tool holder receives a surgical tool adapted to be held by a robot and a surgeon. A first sensor measures interaction forces between a tip of the... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University
20130304259 - Airflow and water balancing: Devices and methods for airflow and water balancing are described herein. For example, one or more embodiments include receiving, with a balancing handler, a signal that includes a variable air volume (VAV) balancing command for multiple VAV controllers; determining VAV balancing profiles associated with each of the multiple VAV controllers;... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130304260 - Controllers and methods for accepting multiple different types of input signals: According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of controllers and methods for accepting multiple different types of input signals. One example controller includes an input circuit including first and second input terminals for receiving an input signal and at least one programmable resistor coupled to the first terminal. A... Agent: Emerson Electric Co.
20130304261 - Signal property detector: A property of a signal may be detected by sampling a signal and determining a scalar indicator of the samples. The samples can be transformed to create a transformed signal. A scalar indicator of the transformed signal may be determined and compared to the scalar indicator of the sample. If... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130304262 - System and method for controlling semi-active actuators: A set of semi-active actuators is arranged in an elevator system to compensate a vibration of an elevator car. The actuators are controlled in accordance with the control policy based on a measured signal including values of the parameter measured during the operation of the elevator system. The control policy... Agent:
20130304263 - Method and apparatus for controlling a furnace pressure of a continuous annealing furnace: A method for controlling furnace pressure of a continuous annealing furnace is disclosed. The method comprises detecting a coal gas flow volume and an air flow volume in each section by use of a coal gas flow volume detector and an air flow volume detector disposed in each section of... Agent:
20130304264 - Internet of things intelligent gas meter and control system: This invention discloses an Internet of things (IoT) intelligent gas meter and its control system. It is a kind of intelligent gas meter consisting of a base meter, a CPU control module and a data transmission module. A gas source outlet and a gas source inlet are installed on the... Agent:
20130304265 - Beverage dispensing device: Systems and methods for dispensing compositions, such as beverages, are provided. Beverage dispensers may be configured to receive one or more physiological parameters regarding a user, and in response, formulate at least one beverage recipe for dispensing. A beverage dispenser may wirelessly receive data from a biosensor. Environmental or biological... Agent: Pepsico, Inc.
20130304268 - Electrical energy usage monitoring system: Disclosed is a system and method having one or more networked modular sensors Nodes and a data processing/display for use to monitor and control electrical appliance loads at a premises. The modular sensor Nodes and the processing/display system detect, process, and manage real-time and historic electrical energy usage data for... Agent:
20130304266 - State estimation of electrical power networks using semidefinite relaxation: A semidefinite (SDR) programming formulation for state estimation (SE) of nonlinear AC power systems is described. The techniques make use of convex semidefinite relaxation of the original problem to render the process efficiently solvable. In addition, robust techniques are described that are resilient to outlying measurements and/or adversarial cyber-attacks. Further,... Agent:
20130304267 - System and method for controlling air conditioner: A system and a method for controlling an air conditioner are provided. In a system where respective points in which facility devices including an air conditioner are installed are connected to each other, power used information is collected by points and corresponding fee information is computed so that respective points... Agent:
20130304269 - Continuous optimization energy reduction process in commercial buildings: The invention provides a method for optimizing energy usage in commercial buildings. Energy consumption data is used, along with occupant data, to determine appropriate adjustments in energy, and for ongoing monitoring and reporting of energy savings. According to the inventive method, the building of interest is characterized, including calculation of... Agent:
20130304270 - Networked differential protection method for a distribution network based on overhauling of terminal equipment: The present invention relates to a networked differential protection method for a distribution network based on overhauling of terminal equipment. The present invention comprises the steps of detecting in real time an operation state of a terminal equipment, and reconstructing a differential logic when there is a terminal equipment under... Agent: Xj Group Corporation
20130304272 - Method for operating a local energy network: A method and a system are presented for operating a local energy network that has a limited network utilization and in which a plurality of loads can be connected via a power network. An energy requirement of each load is detected, and an allocation of the available energy to the... Agent:
20130304271 - Network system: A network system includes at least one unit selected from between an energy consumption unit receiving energy and an energy management unit managing the energy consumption unit, wherein an energy usage amount or an energy usage cost of the energy consumption unit are controllable, and the energy usage amount or... Agent:
20130304273 - Configurable demand management system: An apparatus including a network operations center and a first control node. The network operations center provides configuration data to the system of energy consuming devices. The first control node coupled to the network operations center and a second control node via a network. The first control node has a... Agent:
20130304274 - Energy supply system: An energy supply system includes: an energy supply device configured to supply electric power and/or heat; and a controller configured to set a first maximum operation time of a first specified period including a plurality of second specified periods, the first maximum operation time being an upper limit of an... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130304275 - Energy management system and method: An energy management system may include an electric power system to collect electricity information, an energy service interface to collect at least one piece of energy information of an electricity consumer, at least one virtual power plant (VPP) management group to provide the at least one piece of energy information,... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research InstitutePrevious industry: Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor
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