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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. 02/27/2014 > 46 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories.
20140058532 - Method for partial flashing of ecus: A system and method for compartmentalizing memory sections in a controller to allow compartments to be individually reprogrammed without affecting files in other compartments. The method includes defining a main memory in the controller that stores a plurality of different types of content files that each include lines of code,... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140058533 - Method for operating a redundant automation system: A method for operating a redundant automation system provided with a first subsystem and a second subsystem, wherein one of the subsystems is operated as a master (M) and the other subsystem is operated as a slave (S), the subsystems (M, S) are provided with transmission and reception tasks to... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20140058534 - Plant control optimization system: Systems and methods provided herein output an operational advisory based upon a plurality of models derived from a plurality of data, in which the plurality of models comprise at least one of a plant transfer function, a degradation contributor model, or a plant level cost model, and in which the... Agent: General Electric Company
20140058535 - Apparatus and method for creating and integrating control logic: An automation controller is selected on which to deploy control logic. At the communication network, the control logic is built for deployment to the automation controller selected. At the communication network, the control logic is mapped to the hardware configuration of the automation controller selected. The control logic is loaded... Agent: Ge Intelligent Platforms, Inc.
20140058536 - Electronic apparatus activation control apparatus, electronic apparatus activation control system, electronic apparatus activation control method, and program: An electronic apparatus activation control apparatus includes a communication unit and a data processing unit. The communication unit is configured to perform communication via a network. The data processing unit is configured to output an activation instruction to a network apparatus connected to the network through the communication unit. The... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140058537 - Methods, systems, and products for controlling devices: Methods, systems, and products describe cloud-based automation of home and industrial programmable controllers. A server executes a packet generation application for controlling an output device. The server then sends a package of commands to a programmable controller. Each command is executed according to date and time to control the output... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20140058538 - Control device, control system, tool device, and collection instruction program: A control device is provided with a task execution unit, a collection unit which collects variables which have been referenced and updated in a user program and a management unit which manages the collected variables. The user program includes a collection instruction program which instructs the collection of the variables... Agent: Omron Corporation
20140058539 - Systems and methods for classifying data in building automation systems: A computerized method of assigning a building automation system point type to a plurality of unclassified data points is provided. The method includes receiving unclassified data points and attributes for each data point. The method includes receiving classifications for a first subset of the unclassified data points. Each classification associates... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company
20140058541 - Circuit arrangement having a fail-silent function: The invention relates to a circuit arrangement for a control device (SG). The circuit arrangement serves to implement a fail-silent function/a fail-safe function, particularly with a hardware-realized detection of a fault/fault state in a microcontroller (MC) of the circuit arrangement, as well as to interrupt the communication of the control... Agent: Conti Temic Microelectronic Gmbh
20140058540 - Error detection device for programming language: An error detection device and method for a programming language is provided, the device including a program preparation unit configured to prepare a program by using a programming language, a logic converter configured to convert the prepared program to a sequence, a hash code calculator configured to detect a same... Agent: Lsis Co., Ltd.
20140058542 - Automatic generation of visual representation of user interface of process control system: A method for displaying visual representation of at least one user interface, UI, of a process control system, the at least one UI being displayed on an electronic visual display unit connectable to the process control system and being adapted to visually indicate relationship between a plurality of components included... Agent:
20140058544 - Apparatus and method for the deployment and monitoring of control logic: An automation controller is selected using a graphical user interface. The graphical user interface presents an interactive map of a geographical area to a single user and the interactive map has one or more selectable and navigable display levels. Control logic is stored exclusively at the communication network and at... Agent: Ge Intelligent Platforms, Inc.
20140058543 - Method for configuring a field device and corresponding field device and system for parameterization: A method for configuring a field device (1), a corresponding field device and a corresponding parameterization system provide for the secure transfer of parameter values via a potentially unsafe data link by a control value that is dependent on at least one parameter value of the field device being determined... Agent: Krohne Messtechnik Gmbh
20140058546 - Event and sport performance methods and systems: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for detecting and measuring performance characteristics and metrics of participants and vehicles. These performance characteristics and metrics include, but not are limited to, airtime, g-force, spin, rotation, drop distance, acceleration, and video and still images. These vehicles include, but are not limited to a snowboard,... Agent: Nike, Inc.
20140058545 - System and method for providing an alumni engagement platform and game: There is provided a system and method and method for playing a multi-player interactive game in conjunction with a specific college sports game or other specific event, and a platform for college sports, alumni, booster clubs and similar organizations to accept donations and earn revenue through advertisements. The system and... Agent: Nojuice.com, Inc.
20140058547 - Web-based scoring system for golf tournaments: A web-based scoring system for golf tournaments utilizes web-enabled mobile devices for entering scores. The system provides a streamlined scoring process that leverages modern technology using only web browsers on the mobile devices. The system handles all authentications and scorer positioning in the tournament using URL/hyperlinks entered on the mobile... Agent:
20140058548 - Method for reproducing music file of mobile communication terminal and mobile terminal implementing the same: A method for reproducing a music file of a mobile communication terminal includes outputting a confirmation message for determining whether a music file is to be reproduced if reproduction of the music file is requested during the manner mode of the mobile communication terminal, and reproducing the music file if... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20140058549 - Mould manufacturing control system: Embodiments of the invention provide methods, systems, computer programs and the like that provide for mould manufacturing control. Embodiments of the invention employ management communication and integration amongst a plurality of devices or process stations included in a lineal moulding manufacturing process. Once customer orders are received, the orders are... Agent: Michael Weinig, Inc.
20140058550 - Method and system for optimizing film production and minimizing film scrap: The present invention relates to a method of optimizing self-supporting film production which includes the steps of: determining at least one scrap factor which relates to a total amount of scrap in processing a film product; correlating the at least one scrap factor to at least one processing parameter; and... Agent: Monosol Rx, LLC
20140058552 - Device and method for controlling supply voltage/frequency of process variation: A device capable of controlling a supply voltage and a supply frequency using information of a manufacturing process variation includes a data storage device storing data indicating performance of the device, a decoder decoding the data stored in the data storage device and outputting decoded data, and a frequency control... Agent:
20140058551 - Recipe management apparatus and recipe management method: According to one embodiment, there is provided a recipe management apparatus for comparing recipes prescribing process conditions of processing apparatuses between a plurality of the processing apparatuses having the same type. The recipe management apparatus includes a recipe reading unit, a mask unit, and a determination unit. The recipe reading... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140058553 - Control panel and laundry machine having the same, further method for controlling the same: There are disclosed a control panel (200) and a laundry machine (100) having the same, the control panel (200) including a screen (210) to display information on laundry and at least one piece of washing information, an information input unit to input a plurality of laundry types, and a control... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20140058554 - Automated laundry drop-off and retrieval system: A storage unit for the drop-off, delivery, and pick-up of personal garments includes a plurality of apparel totes, each sized to enclose a plurality of apparel items on hangers, each including a machine-readable medium carrying a tote identifier code, and each configured with an access panel to allow deposit and... Agent:
20140058555 - Device for offloading capped vials useful in system and method for dispensing prescriptions: An offloading unit for an automated pharmaceutical machine that dispenses filled, capped pharmaceutical vials includes at least one offload location; at least one tote to receive the vials at each offload location, the tote assigned for distribution to a remote pharmacy location; at least one sensor to detect the presence... Agent:
20140058556 - Controlling mobile drive units with active markers: A method of controlling a mobile drive unit includes detecting, by a mobile drive unit at a first location, an active marker at the first location. The mobile drive unit is a self-powered robotic device configured to move independently in a workspace in response to instructions received from the active... Agent: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
20140058557 - Method and computer program product for distinguishing and sorting seeds containing a genetic element of interest: In various embodiments, the present invention comprises associating a marker with at least some of the seeds containing a genetic element of interest of the bulk sample, exciting the seeds using an photonic emitting device, evaluating at least some of the seeds of the bulk sample for the presence or... Agent: Pioneer Hi-bred International, Inc.
20140058558 - Intelligent barcode systems: Systems and methods using intelligent barcodes for processing mail, packages, or other items in transport are provided. Systems and methods allowing end-to-end visibility of a mail stream by uniquely identifying and tracking mail pieces are also provided. Systems and methods include the use of standardized intelligent barcodes on mail pieces,... Agent: United States Postal Service
20140058559 - Systems, devices, and/or methods for dispensing: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, machine, device, manufacture, circuit, composition of matter, and/or user interface adapted for and/or resulting from, and/or a method and/or machine-readable medium comprising machine-implementable instructions for, activities that can comprise and/or relate to, automatically, remotely, and/or non-manually delivering treats to an animal via a... Agent:
20140058560 - Methods and systems for cloud based usage monitoring and adaptive enforcement for medications: A cloud based system that constantly monitors the consumption of each medication by an individual, specifies medication regimes and schedules and provides a means of enforcing compliance based on both local and cloud based intelligence. Enforcing compliance to a medication schedule is achieved through complex logic that correlates events from... Agent: Santana Row Venture LLC
20140058561 - System and method for monitoring and dispensing doses of medication: Devices, systems and methods for monitoring medication are provided. A medication monitoring device according to one implementation includes a container configured to store a plurality of medication pills and a gating device connected at an opening of the container. The gating device is configured to electronically monitor the release of... Agent: Reagan Inventions, LLC
20140058563 - Method and system for the directed control of robotic assets: Static multi-registration performs a delayed convoy mission from a recorded path. The data recorded for delayed convoy includes both positions traversed by the vehicle and the obstacles sensed as it drove along the path and generates a new path file in this format that is used by the vehicle to... Agent:
20140058562 - Robot-based material removal in unstable static equilibrium system: Method and System of removing material from a debris pile which includes blocks of material. The debris pile is characterized to create a static equilibrium diagram illustrating one or more forces acting on each of the plurality of blocks of material. The blocks are ranked according to a number of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140058564 - Visual force feedback in a minimally invasive surgical procedure: Methods of and a system for providing a visual representation of force information in a robotic surgical system. A real position of a surgical end effector is determined. A projected position of the surgical end effector if no force were applied against the end effector is also determined. Images representing... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20140058565 - Computation unit, assistance device, output control method, display control method, and program: A CPU unit of a PLC executes a motion control and a sequence control. The CPU unit stores a CAM table and a control program for performing the motion control using the CAM table. When a microprocessor receives a command for altering one of a plurality of phases and/or a... Agent: Omron Corporation
20140058569 - Air-conditioning management device, and program: An device display controller (404) displays, on a display, a floor plan of a building in which air conditioners are installed, and displays icons representing the air conditioners on portions of the floor plan corresponding to the actual installation locations of the air conditioners. An image data setter (403) associates... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20140058566 - Environmental control using a chaotic function: One or more controlled environmental conditions have a characteristic thereof that varies over time at least in part in accordance with a chaotic function. Variable control, for example, may control one or more characteristics of visible lighting of the environmentally controlled space. Examples of lighting characteristics that may be controlled... Agent: AblIPHolding LLC
20140058567 - Hvac schedule establishment in an intelligent, network-connected thermostat: HVAC schedules may be programmed for a thermostat using a combination of pre-existing schedules or templates and automated schedule learning. For example, a pre-existing schedule may be initiated on the thermostat and the automated schedule learning may be used to update the pre-existing schedule based on users' interactions with the... Agent: Nest Labs, Inc.
20140058568 - Method of managing a site using a proximity detection module: According to an aspect of the disclosure, a method of managing a site in a mobile environment, which includes detecting an availability of a thermostat wherein the thermostat has an operating condition; detecting a location of a mobile device associated with the site; providing a proximity control selector within a... Agent:
20140058570 - Integrated friction management system: A system includes a vehicle control system, a friction modification unit, and a friction management module. The vehicle control system is configured to obtain a trip plan for the vehicle. The trip plan is based on one or more characteristics of a trip of the vehicle along a route in... Agent:
20140058571 - Multi-objective energy management methods for micro-grids: Systems and methods are disclosed for multi-objective energy management of micro-grids. A two-layer control method is used. In the first layer which is the advisory layer, a Model Predictive Control (MPC) method is used as a long term scheduler. The result of this layer will be used as optimality constraints... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.
20140058573 - Energy management of a system according to an economic market model approach: The invention relates to a method and to a device for the energy management of a system having a number of components according to an economic market model approach. At least one of the components is characterized by a non-monotonic price-performance relation. By taking into consideration the non-monotonic price-performance relation,... Agent: Deutsches Zentrum Fü R Luft- Und Raumfahrt E.v.
20140058572 - Systems and methods for energy consumption and energy demand management: Various of the disclosed embodiments contemplate a computer-implemented method of energy consumption and energy demand management in a building. In accordance with some embodiments, interval energy data of a specific building may be collected with a fixed time interval and paired with local historical weather data and other forms of... Agent: Gridium, Inc.
20140058574 - Utility aware uninterruptible power supplies: The present principles are directed to utility aware uninterruptible power supplies. A method includes evaluating services, including service combinations, from among a set of services provided by a computing facility operating under an energy constraint, to select a subset of services to power down or maintain powered so as to... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140058575 - Autonomous management of distribution transformer power load: A load-managing electricity service (LMES) system for managing and controlling electricity-consuming loads supplied by a common distribution transformer. The LMES system includes: a communicative distribution transformer (CDT) sensor that includes a transceiver, a sensing circuit and a processor configured to determine whether a power load of the transformer exceeds an... Agent:
20140058577 - Method and apparatus for balancing power on a per phase basis in multi-phase electrical load facilities using an energy storage system: Embodiments of the present invention may include control methods employed in multiphase distributed energy storage systems that are located behind utility meters typically located at, but not limited to, medium and large commercial and industrial locations. These multiphase distributed energy storage systems can operate semi-autonomously, but may be in frequent... Agent: Stem, Inc.
20140058576 - Multiple power source unit: A power unit including multiple generators supplies power to a load or loads that may be variable. The generators can differ, e.g., in generating capacities, rates at which their outputs can be changed, maintenance requirements, and/or different energy-conversion efficiencies. A control unit throttles the generators independently according to a digitally... Agent: Green Light Industries, Inc.02/20/2014 > 36 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.
20140052276 - Techniques for ceiling space or floor space mountable network computing devices: Examples are disclosed for operating, managing or controlling one or more network computing devices housed in a chassis capable of being mounting in a ceiling space or a floor space for a room. Operating, managing or controlling may include adjusting one or more fans to direct airflow either away or... Agent: Intel Corporation
20140052277 - Method and system for controlling physical components via a virtual environment: A computer readable storage medium storing a set of instructions that are executable by a processor, the set of instructions being operable to store a virtual representation of a plurality of physical components, display the virtual representation, receive user interaction with at least one of the virtual representations and send... Agent: At & T Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20140052278 - Sensing and adjusting features of an environment: Included are embodiments for sensing and adjusting features of an environment. Some embodiments include a system and/or method that for receiving an ambiance feature of a source environment, determining from the ambiance feature, a source output provided by a source device in the source environment, and determining an ambiance capability... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company
20140052279 - Method and system for detecting an event on a sports track: The disclosure relates to a method and system for detecting an event on a sports track. By applying one or more track segments across the width of the sports track and detecting passage of participants for the track segments, a comparison can be made between detected passage results and known... Agent: Amb I.t Holding B.v
20140052280 - Methods and systems for interactive goal setting and recommender using events having combined activity and location information: A method for generating recommendations for achieving goals is described. The method includes receiving a goal for a user account. The goal is associated with an activity that is trackable via a monitoring device. The method further includes receiving tracking data associated with the monitoring device. At least part of... Agent: Fitbit, Inc.
20140052284 - Automatic identification of repeated material in audio signals: A system and method are described for recognizing repeated audio material within at least one media stream without prior knowledge of the nature of the repeated material. The system and method are able to create a screening database from the media stream or streams. An unknown sample audio fragment is... Agent: Shazam Investments Limited
20140052281 - Method and apparatus for providing multimedia summaries for content information: An approach is provided for creating multimedia summary for content information. The approach involves receiving a multimedia signal request from a mobile communication device, wherein content information of the mobile communication device is determined and processed. The approach also involves determining the characteristic of the content information, and then determining... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20140052283 - Method and system for making and playing soundtracks: A composite variable duration soundtrack for a user to play while reading a text source, the soundtrack duration being defined by a soundtrack timeline. The soundtrack comprises multiple sound layers configured to play concurrently through the soundtrack timeline, each sound layer having an arrangement of one or more audio features... Agent: Booktrack Holdings Limited
20140052282 - Music generator: Techniques are disclosed relating to generating music content. In one embodiment, a method includes determining one or more musical attributes based on external data and generating music content based on the one or more musical attributes. Generating the music content may include selecting from stored sound loops or tracks and/or... Agent: Be Labs, LLC
20140052285 - Method for specifying and fabricating an object, associated apparatus, and applications: A method for specifying and fabricating non-homogeneous, anisotropic, truly functionally graded objects. The objects may have defined spatial heterogeneity (e.g., a gradient in material concentration) with local randomized distributions. This local randomness is designed in such a way that global averaging results in the specified spatial heterogeneity. The fabrication of... Agent: Cornell University
20140052286 - Object transfer method and object processing apparatus: Disclosed are an object transfer method and an object processing apparatus. The object transfer method includes: extending a first transfer arm into a processing chamber, and retracting the same after a first pick picking up an processed object accommodated in the processing chamber; rotating the first and second transfer arms... Agent: Tokyo Electron Limited
20140052288 - Apparatus and method for forming three-dimensional objects using linear solidification: An apparatus and method for making a three-dimensional object from a solidifiable material using a linear solidification device is shown and described. In certain examples, the linear solidification device includes a laser diode that projects light onto a scanning device, such as a rotating polygonal mirror or a linear scanning... Agent: Global Filtration Systems
20140052287 - Method for printing three-dimensional parts with additive manufacturing systems using scaffolds: A method for printing a three-dimensional part with an additive manufacturing system, comprising printing the three-dimensional part in a layer-by-layer manner along a printing axis in the additive manufacturing system, printing a scaffold in a layer by layer manner along the printing axis along with the printing of the three-dimensional... Agent: Stratasys, Inc.
20140052289 - Mounting apparatus, method of disposing members, and method of manufacturing substrate: A mounting apparatus includes a mounting head, an image pickup unit, and a height measurement unit. The mounting head has a placement member that places an electronic component on a substrate and is movable in a first direction and a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The image pickup... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140052290 - Systems and methods of storage and automated self-check and operational status of rig tools: A method and system for autonomously monitoring, evaluating, storing and testing tools and other units operated at a rig-site. The system may include a storage facility communicatively coupled to one or more tools, status flags identifying the health and operational status of the tools, and a computer for performing a... Agent:
20140052291 - Automatic clothes receiving and retrieving system for laundry: An automatic clothes receiving and retrieving system for laundry, mainly includes a clothes receiving unit and a clothes retrieving unit. The clothes receiving unit is for inputting a verification information. The clothes are automatically received through a clothes receiving entrance and packed in clothes containers and identification tags are attached... Agent:
20140052292 - System and method for vending vendible media products: A system and method for vending digital video discs is provided. A request is received from a user to complete a rental transaction for a first digital video disc. A database is queried to determine whether a quantity of a set of second digital video discs in a vending inventory... Agent: Redbox Automated Retail, LLC
20140052294 - Adapting the dynamics of at least one robot: The invention concerns a method for controlling a robot or a first robot (LR1) and at least one further second robot (LR2), wherein the robot or the first robot (LR1) and the at least one further second robot (LR2) is provided to run through a plurality of positioning ranges (SB11,... Agent: Durr Systems Gmbh
20140052293 - Conflict resolution based on object behavioral determination and collaborative relative positioning: Using distributed positioning, collaborative behavioral determination, and probabilistic conflict resolution objects can independently identify and resolve potential conflicts before the occur. In one embodiment of the invention, interactive tags and other sensor resources associated with each of a plurality of objects provide among the objects relative positional data and state... Agent: 5d Robotics, Inc.
20140052295 - Compliant end of arm tooling for a robot: A robot is used to pick parts from a bin. The robot has a compliant apparatus and one or more tools are connected to the apparatus to perform the picking. The compliant apparatus has mechanisms for monitoring and/or controlling its compliance. The compliant apparatus can have various embodiments. Force sensing... Agent: Abb Research Ltd.
20140052297 - Apparatus for automated removal of workpieces arranged in a container: A device for automated removal of workpieces arranged in a container has a detector device, for the purpose of detecting the workpiece, and a picker, which can be moved via a robot arm having at least six axes, for picking and removing the workpieces from the container. The device also... Agent: Liebherr-verzahntechnik Gmbh
20140052296 - Robot system and method for driving the same: Provided is a method of driving a system for a robot including obtaining scan data which includes information about at least one of a coordinate and a direction of the robot, estimating a plurality of location changes of the robot by matching a plurality of consecutive scan data pairs of... Agent: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
20140052298 - Phantom degrees of freedom for manipulating the movement of mechanical bodies: Methods, apparatus, and systems for controlling the movement of a mechanical body. In accordance with a method, desired movement information is received that identifies a desired motion of a mechanical body, the mechanical body having a first number of degrees of freedom. A plurality of instructions are then generated by... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20140052299 - Operating machine and maintenance and inspection information generating apparatus: A hydraulic shovel (1) constituted by a plurality of components includes: a storage unit (20) which stores an operation history of a target component included in the plurality of components and targeted for life span estimation, a discrimination threshold value used for classifying usage of the target component into a... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20140052300 - Inhibiting deleterious control coupling in an enclosure having multiple hvac regions: The current application is related to environmental-conditioning systems controlled by intelligent controllers and, in particular, to an intelligent-thermostat-controlled HVAC system that detects and ameliorates control coupling between intelligent thermostats. Control coupling can lead to inefficient HVAC operation. When control coupling is detected, a settings-adjustment directive is sent to at least... Agent: Nest Labs, Inc.
20140052301 - Method for globally optimizing power flows in electric networks: A power flow problem (OPF) in an electric power network is globally optimized using a branch and bound tree of nodes connected by edges. The BB initially includes at least a root node, and each node represents a feasible region of limits on voltages and powers. An upper bound on... Agent:
20140052303 - Energy smart system: Apparatus and method for managing energy of a home or other structure are disclosed. An energy management system for a home network comprises a central device controller configured to communicate with energy consuming devices, energy generation devices and storage devices at a home. Power/energy measuring devices provide consumption measurements for... Agent: General Electric Company
20140052302 - Method and sensor node for managing power consumption and power consumption information collection apparatus using the same: A method for managing power consumption includes: sensing the power consumption of a power consuming device in real time; comparing the magnitude of the sensed power consumption to the magnitude of previous power consumption transmitted at a previous transmission interval; setting and registering the sensed power consumption as section maximum... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20140052304 - Dynamic enforcement of power management policy and methods thereof: Systems and methods are disclosed for a policy-based, power consumption management of resources. Power consumption data is relayed to an event management system for conducting a pattern analysis of the resources based on historical values and external factors. The event management system may provide a graphical interface for implement decisions... Agent: Infosys Limited
20140052308 - Frequency regulation method: A frequency regulation method for a grid which is performed by a control device that connects, through a communication network, a controller for controlling at least one load device and a storage battery. The frequency regulation method including: obtaining, when it is detected that a frequency of a grid deviates... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140052305 - Method and apparatus for delivering power using external data: A control system for an energy storage system located behind a utility meter uses a unique, feedback-based, communication and control method to reliably and efficiently maximize economic return of the energy storage system. Operating parameters for the energy storage system are calculated at an external, centralized data center, and are... Agent: Stem Inc.
20140052307 - Methods, circuits, and computer program products for generation following load management: Two water heaters may be installed in series at a customer location, such that an output of a first (or storage) water heater is coupled to the input of a second (or primary) water heater, the output of which provides hot water to the customer location. During normal operation, only... Agent:
20140052306 - Power connection control system and method: For each of consumers, a connection control apparatus is provided that includes an opening/closing device capable of connecting or disconnecting an electric power system and a consumer, that, when a power outage occurs in the electric power system, disconnects the electric power system and the consumer from each other by... Agent: Nec Corporation
20140052309 - Power management for pcie switches and devices in a multi-root input-output virtualization blade chassis: A method for managing the power of a chassis includes receiving a plurality of modular information handling systems into the chassis, receiving a plurality of information handling resources into the chassis, virtualizing access of one of the modular information handling resources to two or more of the plurality of modular... Agent: Dell Products L.p.
20140052310 - Power supply system: A controller executes local generation and local consumption pathways of: supplying power from a solar cell to an appliance, and charging a storage cell with power that remains after subtracting power consumed by the appliance from the solar cell power. In the absence of excess power, the storage cell and... Agent: Panasonic Corporaton
20140052311 - Managing workload distribution among computing systems to optimize heat dissipation by computing systems: A thermal workload distribution controller receives, for each of multiple thermal controlled areas, at least one current thermal measurement from at least one separate thermostat node. The thermal workload distribution controller selects a particular thermal controlled area from among the multiple thermal controlled areas that is most optimal to receive... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation02/13/2014 > 45 patent applications in 32 patent subcategories.
20140046457 - System and related method to facilitate process control: A system and related method to facilitate the programming of a PLC without requiring a physical connection of the PLC to the device used to program it. The system includes a database and a group of functions embodied in one or more computer programs. The functions enable a user to... Agent:
20140046458 - Method and system for controlling an industrial system: A method of controlling an industrial system by a control system including a user interface having a main display arranged to provide a status view of at least a portion of the industrial system and a secondary display enabling user interaction with the industrial system and the main display. The... Agent:
20140046459 - Achieving best effort performance with interfering communications system equipment: Primary and secondary apparatuses avoid concurrent performance of activities, wherein the secondary apparatus has a best and possibly different worst case minimum amounts of time required to perform activity. The primary apparatus ascertains a first future moment when it will become inactive and ascertains whether its upcoming period of inactivity... Agent:
20140046460 - Input device: An input device includes a coordinate input unit including capacitance detectors, a capacitance measuring unit that measures the capacitances of the capacitance detectors and outputs them as measurement signals by performing A/D conversion, and a control unit that controls the capacitance measuring unit, obtains the signals while associating them with... Agent:
20140046461 - System and method for providing an adaptive user interface on an electronic appliance: A controllable device, such as a set top box, responds to a transmission received from a one of a plurality of controlling devices of differing capabilities by entering into a one of a plurality of operating modes wherein the one of the plurality of operating modes entered into corresponds to... Agent: Universal Electronics Inc.
20140046462 - Home automation system on the base of command device that includes internal sockets and dimmers: A home automation system comprising of a command device that includes multiply sensors to control and monitor environment, inner sockets, inner dimmers and a weather sensor. The inner sockets and dimmers are designed to be concealed inside the standard holes in the walls of the house in which are installed... Agent:
20140046463 - Athletic performance monitoring systems and methods in a team sports environment: Systems, apparatuses, and methods estimate the distance between a player and a ball by transmitting a chirp (sweep signal) to a radio tag located on the ball. During the chirp, the frequency of the transmitted signal is changed in a predetermined fashion. The radio tag doubles the transmitted frequency and... Agent: Nike, Inc.
20140046464 - Acoustic signatures in a playback system: Embodiments described herein provide for acoustic signatures in a playback system. According to an embodiment, a playback device transmits an acoustic signature. According to another embodiment, the user interface on a controller is responsively modified based on an acoustic signature that was detected from a playback device. According to some... Agent: Sonos, Inc
20140046467 - Continuous production planning using a transition matrix: A method for continuous production planning includes identifying a forbidden transition associated with production of first and second end products. The forbidden transition indicates that a manufacturer should not produce the first and second end products consecutively. The method also includes identifying a bridge product associated with the forbidden transition.... Agent: Jda Software Group, Inc.
20140046468 - Customized instrument evaluation and ordering tool: A tool is provided to allow a user to customize the components of a vehicle instrument panel from an Internet-enabled Web site. A user can navigate to a Web site and select a vehicle for configuration. From the Web site, input may be obtained regarding the components and appearance of... Agent: Paccar Inc
20140046465 - Flow control apparatus and method: Apparatus and methods for storage and transmission of recipe data (process parameters) for the molding of articles in an injection molding apparatus. A controller includes a flow control microcontroller (MCU) that receives recipe data from a recipe storage microcontroller (MCU) mounted to a mold of an injection molding machine, the... Agent: Synventive Molding Solutions, Inc.
20140046466 - Integrated circuit product yield optimization using the results of performance path testing: Disclosed are embodiments of a method, system and computer program product for optimizing integrated circuit product yield by re-centering the manufacturing line and, optionally, adjusting wafer-level chip dispositioning rules based on the results of post-manufacture (e.g., wafer-level or module-level) performance path testing. In the embodiments, a correlation is made between... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140046469 - Design and fabrication of materials with desired characteristics from base materials having determined characteristics: In an object generation system, consumable base materials are characterized in a characterization process wherein an object generation system can use a plurality of so-characterized base materials. User input representing a desired object and set of characteristics for that desired object are processed, using a computer or computing device, to... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20140046470 - Method of controlling substrate processing apparatus, maintenance method of substrate processing apparatus and transfer method performed in substrate processing apparatus: Only a wafer for QC check may be transferred and a production wafer may prevent from being transferred into an assigned process chamber whose QC check is not completed after a maintenance task, and the production wafer may be processed the assigned process chamber after the completion of the QC... Agent: Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
20140046472 - Disk transfer unit and inspection apparatus: The present invention includes: a supply/discharge/transfer portion fetching disks from a disk supply portion and discharging inspected disks to a predetermined place; an inspection unit transfer portion transferring the disks within an inspection unit; and a delivery/transfer portion transferring the disks between the disk supply/discharge/transfer portion and the inspection unit... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20140046471 - Robotic scanning and processing systems and method: In a robotic scanning and processing system, at least one work station includes a pair of passing lanes along which workpieces are passable, a pair of scanners each for one of the passing lanes, and a robot arranged between the passing lanes and downstream of the scanners. The robot processes... Agent: Globe Machine Manufacturing Company
20140046473 - Automated model customization: A variety of computer automated tools are disclosed to assist consumers with using three-dimensional printers. Where a user also has access to a three-dimensional scanner, the tools may also support automated modifications to scanned subject matter.... Agent: Makerbot Industries, LLC
20140046475 - Method and apparatus deposition process synchronization: Methods and apparatus for processing a substrate in a process chamber, include receiving process control parameters for one or more devices from a process controller to perform a first chamber process, determining a time to send each of the process control parameters to the one or more devices, for each... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.
20140046474 - Waferstart processes and systems for integrated circuit fabrication: A waferstart process for integrated circuit fabrication includes entering order information from requested wafers into a computer through a data input interface of the computer. A container is provided including supplied wafers and having a machine-readable medium associated therewith. The machine-readable medium is encoded with wafer data pertaining to the... Agent: Globalfoundries Inc.
20140046476 - Method and system for programming the control of a multiaxis forming machine and forming machine: A method of programming control of a forming machine which has a plurality of controllable machine axes includes displaying an axis selection menu with graphical symbols for machine axes of the forming machine; receiving an input for selection of a machine axis to be programmed; displaying an axial movement menu... Agent: Wafios Ag
20140046477 - Automatic on-cnc tool for motion analysis and optimization: The invention features, in one aspect, a computerized method for measuring or improving performance of a cutting head of an automated cutting system by evaluating motor control processing of an automated motion control of the cutting head of the automated cutting system. The method includes generating one or more motor... Agent: Hypertherm, Inc.
20140046478 - Method of making a part and related system: A system and method of making a part, including capturing an actual tridimensional surface of each part to obtain a corresponding digitized actual surface, performing a tridimensional comparison between the digitized actual surface of each part and a nominal tridimensional surface, generating an actual location and orientation of an operation... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
20140046479 - Method and system for automatically tracking packages in automated packaging system: Methods and systems for tracking product groups associated with orders through an automated packaging system are presented.... Agent: Vistaprint Schweiz Gmbh
20140046480 - Food management system: In a food management system for managing a food carried by a food plate carrier put on the conveyor line, the food plate carrier comprises a mounting platform having a plate resting portion for resting thereon a plate, and a cover for covering the plate resting portion, the cover being... Agent: Kura Corporation Ltd.
20140046482 - Cabinet system: A cabinet system for securely storing items includes a cabinet housing, a controller, and at least one drawer unit. The cabinet housing has a locking mechanism, and the controller is in communication with the cabinet housing and configured to operate the locking mechanism. The drawer unit is designed to be... Agent: Automed Technologies, Inc.
20140046481 - Inventory system and method for the prevention of scratch-off lottery ticket theft: A system for monitoring inventory for scratch-off lottery tickets to simplify tracking inventory and aid in theft prevention. A computing device communicates with lockable metal ticket dispensers to maintain real-time inventory of product and display product inventory on the product dispensers. Dispensers log ticket inventory information and the identity of... Agent:
20140046484 - Control method for computer-controlled liquid handling workstations: A control method for a computer-controlled liquid handling workstation which comprises a work surface, a motorized liquid handling robot with at least two pipettes each having a cone, and a control computer, to which the liquid handling robot is connected. A control program, activated in the control computer, enables the... Agent: Tecan Trading Ag
20140046483 - Robotic control apparatus: According to one embodiment, a robotic control apparatus includes a physical parameter switching unit, an observer unit, and a state feedback unit. The physical parameter switching unit switches a physical parameter set in accordance with a value of a mass of an end effector load of a robotic arm. The... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140046485 - Mobile videoconferencing robot system with network adaptive driving: A remote control station that controls a robot through a network. The remote control station transmits a robot control command that includes information to move the robot. The remote control station monitors at least one network parameter and scales the robot control command as a function of the network parameter.... Agent: Intouch Technologies, Inc.
20140046486 - Robot device: Provided is a small-sized robot device having high versatility without decreasing the work efficiency. The robot device includes: an arm; a hand or a tweezer tool that includes a stereo camera for measuring a three-dimensional position of a workpiece, the hand or the tweezer tool performing a work with respect... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140046487 - Apparatus and method for controlling motor speed: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and a method for controlling a motor speed, in which an actual speed is set to be a targeted speed by considering an order of a speed increase to be meaningless no more if it is determined that a previous error and a current error... Agent:
20140046488 - Construction machine with sensor unit: A construction machine includes at least one sensor unit which can assume different measuring states and at least one operating device spatially separated therefrom, with which a measuring state of the sensor unit is controllable. Additional controls are arranged at the at least one sensor unit, and the measuring state... Agent: Joseph Voegele Ag
20140046489 - Integrating a data center thermal control system and individual fan controllers for controlling a thermal environment in a data center room: A thermal control system for a data center room, for controlling an ambient temperature in the data center room to meet an ambient temperature set point, receives multiple ambient temperature votes from multiple fan controllers positioned in the data center room each for controlling fan speeds for at least one... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140046490 - Energy-related information presentation system: A system and approach for diagnostic visualizations of, for example, building control systems data. A focus may be on a similarity metric for comparing operations among sites relative to energy consumption. Normalizing factors may be used across sites with varying equipment consumption levels to be compared automatically. There may also... Agent: Honeywell International Inc
20140046491 - Application apparatus for applying an application medium to a component: An application apparatus is configured for application of a coating agent onto a component part, for example, for application of a sealing agent onto a body component. The application apparatus may include an elongated part, that is rotatable about its longitudinal axis and has a nozzle head with at least... Agent: Durr Systems Gmbh
20140046492 - Method and apparatus for providing drug infusion values to an infusion pump: A computerized method and related apparatus for providing drug infusion values to an infusion pump. A computer database is provided containing a plurality of predetermined drugs, precalculated indication-specific treatment dosages and precalculated infusion rates based on the weight or weight range of a patient to be infused with the drug.... Agent: Ebroselow, LLC
20140046493 - Static security constrained automatic voltage control method: A static security constrained automatic voltage control method is provided, which includes: performing a single automatic voltage control calculation for a control snapshot of a power system in each control cycle. The single automatic voltage control calculation comprises: obtaining a single-time severe contingency sequencing table and a periodical severe contingency... Agent:
20140046494 - Dynamic sensors: Dynamic sensors for sensing and adaptively controlling various events, operations and/or conditions in various systems including combustion engines and thermochemical regeneration systems are disclosed. A dynamic sensor includes one or more transducer components for detecting conditions and events and generating detected signals, a controller for receiving and processing detected signals... Agent: Mcalister Technologies, LLC
20140046496 - Energy management apparatus and energy management system: An energy management apparatus includes: algorithm storage unit configured to store at least one energy-saving control algorithm; controller configured to control an operation of controlled device by executing the algorithm and; data storage unit configured to store reduction information corresponding to the algorithm, the reduction information used to figure out... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140046495 - Optimized load management: For optimizing a chronological development of consumption of electric power by a group of different consumers with regard to a supply of electric power including electric power from at least one wind or solar power generator, characteristic time curves of the consumption of electric power are determined at a high... Agent:
20140046497 - Controller, power supply unit, and power supply system: According to some embodiments, there is provided a controller that performs communication with a plurality of power supply units each of which outputs electric power to a load. The controller includes a receiving unit, a control information generating unit and a transmitting unit. The receiving unit receives operation information from... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140046498 - Power controller, control system, and control method: A power controller is provided in a consumer having a load equipment and controls an operation of the load equipment. The power controller comprises: an acquisition unit that acquires a plurality of operation modes for determining an operation status of the load equipment, or acquires operation parameters configuring each of... Agent: Kyocera Corporation
20140046499 - Method and system for managing and controlling electrical vehicle charging events: A system and method for managing and controlling charging of electric vehicles via charging stations over an advanced metering infrastructure is provided. Smart meters are deployed in the charging stations. Electric vehicle clusters which are logical representations of at least the charging stations are created. Policies for controlling electric vehicle... Agent: Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.
20140046501 - Automatic voltage control method based on cooperative game theory: A security and economy coordinated automatic voltage control method based on a cooperative game theory is provided. The method includes: establishing a multi-objective reactive voltage optimizing model of a power system; resolving the multi-objective reactive voltage optimizing model into an economy model and a security model; solving the economy model... Agent:
20140046500 - Use of distributed generator (dg) inverters as statcoms for decreasing line losses: The invention provides systems, methods, and devices relating to the provision of system-wide coordinated control voltage regulation support in power transmission and distribution networks using multiple inverter based power generation facilities, which are coupled to the power transmission and distribution networks for minimizing transmission and distribution line losses. The invention... Agent:02/06/2014 > 70 patent applications in 40 patent subcategories.
20140039646 - System controller and program: Upon receiving an update registration request for operating state data from a user I/F controller (a device controller), an arbitrator determines whether to permit the update registration request. Upon permission, the arbitrator retains the update registration request for operating state data. If the update registration request is sent by the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20140039647 - Analyzing apparatus control system and program for the same: The present invention relates to an analyzing apparatus control system which can manage the usage degree of consumable parts and provide a user with information on the replacement of the consumable parts, and aims at providing a user with more meaningful information than ever before. The analyzing apparatus control system... Agent:
20140039648 - System for inspection and maintenance of a plant or other facility: The present invention is a computerized inspection and maintenance system for an industrial plant or other facility. The system comprises a plurality of software modules which are both interactive with inspectors, maintenance, and supervisory personnel and interact with one another... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
20140039649 - Method for the efficient protection of safety-critical functions of a controller and a controller: In a method for operating a controller, at least one input data are processed into at least one output data by using an algorithm. For checking the output data, a second determination of the output data is performed only for output data in a group that does not contain all... Agent: Audi Ag
20140039650 - Device for monitoring and/or controlling the operation of at least one household appliance by means of at least one portable communication terminal: The invention relates to a device for monitoring and/or controlling (1) the operation of at least one household appliance (40) by means of at least one portable communication terminal (20) comprising information processing means (5) arranged in such a way as to transmit instruction information (lT) to a household appliance... Agent: Seb Sa
20140039652 - Athletic performance data system and method: An athletic performance data system has an athletic field data collection system for obtaining athletic performance data and athlete identifying information for plural athletes at an athletic performance event. An athletic data host server receives the athletic performance test data and athlete identifying information from the athletic field data collection... Agent: Nike, Inc.
20140039651 - Electronic analysis of athletic performance: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a computer-implemented athletic performance analysis method that includes obtaining, at a computer system, first motion data reflecting motion of a sporting device during one or more drills performed by an athlete. The method also includes creating and... Agent: Infomotion Sports Technologies, Inc.
20140039653 - Interactive feature game: A gaming machine comprises a display, a game player input means and a game controller arranged to control images displayed on the display. The game controller controls play of a game in which a winning game result causes a prize to be awarded to a game player. The game comprises... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
20140039654 - Information providing system, identification information resolution server and mobile terminal device: An information providing system includes a sound emission device for emitting, as sound wave, identification information modulated into a sound signal, an identification information resolution server including a mapping table in which the identification information, valid time information and the address information of a content are stored to be associated,... Agent: Yamaha Corporation
20140039655 - Apparatus and method for self-tuning a processing system: A method and apparatus is disclosed for automatically adjusting a recovery time for a processing system to recover from an idle mode to a normal operation mode in order to improve the efficiency of resource utilization, such as energy consumption. The processing system can be one that is used in... Agent: Edwards Limited
20140039656 - Automated planning of control equipment of a technical system: A method of producing a specific planning document for control equipment to be planned for a technical system, in particular for power plant control equipment to be planned for a power plant, and to a device designed to carry out the method are provided. A specific description of a technical... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20140039657 - Orthopods and equipment to generate orthopedic supports from computerized data inputs: Systems and methods of measuring feet and designing and creating orthopedic inserts are described. The method can include measuring a pressure the foot exerts during a stride at a plurality of points over a period of time, and analyzing a pressure at the plurality of points over the period of... Agent:
20140039659 - Fabrication of objects with enhanced structural characteristics: A source model describing a modeled object is identified. A preliminary fabrication model is automatically identified from the source model. A structural analysis of the fabrication model is automatically performed, resulting in the identification of a critical point and a corresponding failure mode at the critical point. The preliminary fabrication... Agent: Makerbot Industries, LLC
20140039658 - Systems and methods for wearable injection guides: Systems and methods for wearable injection guides are described, which include: acquiring one or more digital images of a body region of an individual with at least one image capture device; creating a digitally rendered model of a wearable injection guide from the one or more digital images of the... Agent: Elwha LLC
20140039660 - Spectrographic monitoring of a substrate during processing using index values: Methods, systems, and apparatus for spectrographic monitoring of a substrate during chemical mechanical polishing are described. In one aspect, a computer-implemented method includes storing a library having a plurality of reference spectra, each reference spectrum of the plurality of reference spectra having a stored associated index value, measuring a sequence... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.
20140039661 - System and method to reduce pre-back-grinding process defects: A system for reducing processing defects during processing of a semiconductor wafer prior to back-grinding the wafer includes a table having one or more holes formed therein, wherein the table comprises at least one of a chuck table or a support table, wherein the holes are perpendicular to the surface... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20140039662 - Augmented three-dimensional printing: A variety of techniques are disclosed for visual and functional augmentation of a three-dimensional printer.... Agent: Makerbot Industries, LLC
20140039663 - Augmented three-dimensional printing: A variety of techniques are disclosed for visual and functional augmentation of a three-dimensional printer.... Agent: Makerbot Industries, LLC
20140039664 - Reliability test screen optimization: Methods and systems optimize power usage in an integrated circuit design by sorting the integrated circuit devices after manufacture into relatively slow integrated circuit devices and relatively fast integrated circuit devices to classify the integrated circuit devices into different voltage bins. The methods and systems establish a bin-specific reliability testing... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140039665 - Method and device for control of a drive for a tool or workpiece: A method for control of a drive for a tool or workpiece uses pilot control and a device with a control apparatus, the pilot control taking place depending on a frequency of movement which corresponds to a reference variable. In this way, a contouring error can be advantageously reduced.... Agent: Schneider Gmbh & Co. Kg
20140039666 - Apparatus and method for automatically detecting and compensating for a backlash of a machine tool: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a torque variation of a servomotor, which is measured in a numerical control apparatus of an existing numerical control machine tool, is observed, and a backlash is detected by calculating a transfer distance of an output shaft of the servomotor at a... Agent: Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd.
20140039667 - Station for preparing orders comprising at least one shaft for vertically accumulating and sequentially dispensing containers: There is proposed a unit including a station for preparing orders, controlled by a control system. The station has a first circuit that includes a first outward conveyor, which receives containers for storing products, and an accumulator for accumulating a predetermined quantity of storage containers received on the first outward... Agent: Savoye
20140039668 - Pharmaceutical storage and retrieval system and methods of storing and retrieving pharmaceuticals: A pharmaceutical storage and retrieval system and a method of storing and retrieving pharmaceutical containers from the system. The system includes a pharmaceutical storage and retrieval and a controller operatively coupled to the device to control storage and retrieval functions of the device. The device includes a gantry assembly, a... Agent: Rxsafe LLC
20140039669 - Method of transporting and sorting and system for exercising the method: The invention relates to a method of handling a variety of objects of different size, shape and weight, where each object is to be transported to a specific destination, where the transportation involves transportation on a conveyor system (4) and discharge from the conveyor system (4) to at least one... Agent: Crisplant A/s
20140039670 - Sample processing method, device and system for an assembly line workstation: A method of processing a sample for an assembly line workstation for a body fluid test includes: receiving application information including a sample number; checking a sample of a sample rack to acquire a sample checking result; matching the sample checking result with the sample number to determine if a... Agent:
20140039671 - Apparatus for process automation using a pin and bushing array: An apparatus and method for transferring plurality of samples from one sample container to another one is disclosed wherein each sample is randomly accessible and can be “cherry picked”. The disclosed method of actuation allows for using a smaller number of actuators than the number of sample transferring channels or... Agent:
20140039672 - Method and system for controlling the dispensation of medications from a medication dispenser: The present invention provides a method and a system for controlling the dispensation of medications from a medication dispenser, which includes medication packages containing medications to be taken at predetermined taking times. The method comprises several steps, including providing the medication dispenser with a medication profile of a patient and... Agent: Evondos Oy
20140039673 - Banknote handling apparatus: A banknote handling apparatus includes: a first winding storage unit; a second storage unit; a transport unit; a recognition unit; and a control unit. The first storage unit stores the banknotes, while providing a mark associated with inventory amount information of the first storage unit. To perform a reconciliation process... Agent: Glory Ltd.
20140039675 - Instructional humanoid robot apparatus and a method thereof: The present invention relates generally to an instructional humanoid robot. More particularly, the invention encompasses an apparatus and a method for having an instructional robot which is capable of physically and instructionally demonstrating the correct manner of performing the Islamic prayer and similar other Islamic or Muslim teachings. The instructional... Agent:
20140039674 - Projector positioning: A method and apparatus is provided for identifying information to facilitate adjusting a projector's position to achieve a specified projected image on a projection surface. In an embodiment, a computing device comprising one or more sensors, which have a known spatial relationship with a projector, includes a position adjustment service... Agent:
20140039676 - Autonomous locomotion apparatus, autonomous locomotion method, and program for autonomous locomotion apparatus: An attribute about person's mobility capability is judged by a human movement attribute acquisition unit. Candidate paths for a detected person to move along are created by a human path candidate creation unit based on information about the person and a predicted time left for a collision between the autonomous... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140039678 - Control device and control method for robot and the robot: A control method for suppressing vibration of a robot arm including a plurality of coupled links and driving units configured to drive the links includes calculating a first arm speed from at least one of acceleration and an angular velocity detected in a damping position for suppressing vibration, calculating a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20140039677 - Robots comprising projectors for projecting images on identified projection surfaces: Robots including projectors for projecting images on identified projection surfaces are disclosed. A robot includes a housing, an electronic control unit coupled to the housing, a projector coupled to the housing, a human recognition module coupled to the housing, and a projection surface identification module coupled to the housing. The... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
20140039679 - Apparatus for taking out bulk stored articles by robot: An article take-out apparatus including, acquiring a reference container image including an open end face of a container by imaging operation by an camera, setting an image search region corresponding to a storage space of the container based on the reference container image, setting a reference plane including the open... Agent: Fanuc Corporation
20140039680 - Companion robot for personal interaction: A mobile robot that includes a robot body, a drive system having one or more wheels supporting the robot body to maneuver the robot across a floor surface, and a riser having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end of the riser disposed on the robot body.... Agent: Irobot Corporation
20140039681 - Surgical manipulator capable of controlling a surgical instrument in multiple modes: A surgical manipulator for manipulating a surgical instrument and an energy applicator extending from the surgical instrument. The surgical manipulator further includes at least one controller configured to determine a commanded pose to which the energy applicator is advanced, wherein the commanded pose is determined based on a summation of... Agent:
20140039682 - Nonlinear model predictive control of a biofuel fermentation process: A system and method are provided for managing batch fermentation in a biofuel production process. A nonlinear control model of yeast growth and fermentable sugar concentration for biofuel (e.g., fuel ethanol) production in a batch fermentation process (pure and/or fed-batch fermentation) of a biofuel production process is provided. Process information... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
20140039684 - Ambience rendering control system: The present invention relates to a method of operating an ambience control system (10) comprising an ambience rendering system (14) configured to adapt the ambience in an area (16) so as to establish a current ambience state, a data storage (12) comprising data relating to occurrence of events and ambience... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140039683 - Infrastructure control fabric system and method: A data center infrastructure management (DCIM) system having an infrastructure control fabric (ICF) subsystem for enabling a manager component of an independent computing device to communicate directly with the DCIM system. The DCIM system, in one embodiment, may have a manageability subsystem engine for monitoring data being transmitted from the... Agent: Avocent Huntsville Corp.
20140039689 - Air-conditioning controlling device and method: An air-conditioning controlling device includes an indicator calculating portion that calculates one or more indicators for evaluating, for each individual Pareto solution, similarity of the detail of air-conditioning control based on the operating volumes and/or the state distributions for the Pareto solution, a similarity calculating portion that calculates, for each... Agent: Azbil Corporation
20140039688 - Air-conditioning controlling solution displaying device and method: An air-conditioning control solution displaying device includes an indicator calculating portion that calculates one or more indicators to evaluate similarity of the detail of air-conditioning control based on operating volumes and/or state distributions for a Pareto solution, a similarity calculating portion that calculates similarity of the Pareto solution to a... Agent: Azbil Corporation
20140039687 - Field custom frequency skipping: A method, system, and control system for operating a HVAC system having one or more variable-speed components is provided. The method includes running the one or more variable-speed components at a first setpoint, and determining that the first setpoint generates a response having an intensity above a threshold. The response... Agent: Carrier Corporation
20140039686 - Optimization of energy use through model-based simulations: A facility implementing systems and/or methods for achieving energy consumption/production and cost goals is described. The facility identifies various components of an energy system and assesses the environment in which those components operate. Based on the identified components and assessments, the facility generates a model to simulate different series/schedules of... Agent: Tendril Network, Inc.
20140039685 - Sensor installation in a building management system: A sensor is installed in a building management system by determining a sensor type of the sensor from among a plurality of supported sensor types based on information collected by a mobile device of a user; identifying configuration information required by the building management system for the determined sensor type;... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140039690 - System and method for using a mobile electronic device to optimize an energy management system: Embodiments of the invention comprise systems and methods for using the geographic location of networked consumer electronics devices as indications of occupancy of a structure for purposes of automatically adjusting the temperature setpoint on a thermostatic HVAC control. At least one thermostat is located inside a structure and is used... Agent: Ecofactor, Inc.
20140039692 - Hvac control with comfort/economy management: A programmable thermostat may be configured to control one or more pieces of HVAC equipment in accordance with a programmable schedule. The HVAC equipment may be capable of modifying a temperature of an inside space with at least a primary stage and an auxiliary stage. The programmable thermostat may include... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20140039691 - Multi-dimensional heating and cooling system: Methods and system for facilitating multi-dimensional personal heating and cooling. User information is used as a mean to configure the temperature in a surrounding environment, thereby facilitating comfort for a user and, in the case wherein multiple users are accessing an area, classifying the area into a number of regions... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140039693 - Input/output connector contact cleaning: In some examples, a portable data terminal (PDT) is configured to vibrate when it is installed in a base (e.g., of a docking station), which may help improve the electrical contact between the PDT and the base. For example, when the PDT is installed in a base and subsequently vibrated,... Agent: Honeywell Scanning & Mobility
20140039694 - Periodicity disturbance suppression device and periodicity disturbance suppression method: In a torque ripple suppression control effected by a periodicity disturbance observer, it is necessary to consider plant fluctuation and fluctuation of plant characteristics caused by over time usage. Thus, improvement for robustness to an identification model error has been required. For fulfilling this requirement, there is provided a system... Agent: Meidensha Corporation
20140039698 - Data communication in a multi-wire irrigation control system: An irrigation control device having a modulator that modulates data onto an alternating power signal by distorting amplitude of a first leading portion of selected cycles of the alternating power signal, and permit effectively a full amplitude of the alternating power signal on a following portion of the selected cycles,... Agent: Rain Bird Corporation
20140039697 - Irrigation controller wireless network adapter and networked remote service: Some embodiments provide systems for use in controlling irrigation, comprising: an irrigation controller configured to couple with one or more valves at a site and to control activation and deactivation of the one or more valves in accordance with an irrigation schedule stored in the irrigation controller; a wireless adapter... Agent: Rain Bird Corporation
20140039696 - Irrigation system including a graphical user interface: A system for managing irrigation equipment comprises a first irrigation system for applying water in a first irrigated area, a second irrigation system for applying water in a second irrigated area, a control system for controlling the irrigation systems, and a user interface for enabling a user to configure the... Agent: Lindsay Corporation
20140039695 - Irrigation system with a user interface including status icons: An irrigation management system includes a monitoring system, a controller and a user interface. The monitoring system monitors an operational status of the irrigation system, including a current position, a travel status, a direction of travel, and a fault status. The user interface displays a map view of a geographic... Agent: Lindsay Corporation
20140039702 - Contingency screening in multi-control area electrical power systems using coordinated dc power flow: A new approach in contingency analysis is presented based on a modular method for power flow calculation. The proposed method exploits reuse of power flow data for modules not affected by an outage. The method minimizes the number of necessary computations and matrix inversions in contingency analysis; this is achieved... Agent:
20140039700 - Home electric appliance control apparatus, home electric appliance control system, and home electric appliance control method: A home electric appliance control apparatus communicates with a server that manages information about electric appliances in the home, and includes a detecting unit configured to detect whether a power supply source that supplies power to the electric appliances in the home is an external power transmission network or a... Agent: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
20140039699 - 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:
20140039701 - 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:
20140039703 - 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:
20140039706 - Control installation making it possible to control the electrical power supply for a plurality of dc electrical units: A control installation includes a DC power supply (4) able to power a plurality of electrical units (3), and a system (5) for managing the power supply to the electrical units (3). The installation also includes a transmitter control device (1) including radiofrequency transmission elements (10) and actuators (11) each... Agent: Scheiber Sa
20140039705 - Control unit for an electric machine: A control unit for an electric machine. The control unit has a processing unit and a power output stage connected to the processing unit. The power output stage is connected to outputs of the control unit for stator coils of a stator of the electric machine. The processing unit is... Agent:
20140039704 - System and method for protection of gas turbine hot gas path and rotor parts from thermal distress: A system for operating a gas turbine includes a controller configured to: receive input from a plurality of sensors that sense parameters of the gas turbine during operation; run a first model of the operation of the gas turbine from one or more of the parameters; determine one or more... Agent: General Electric Company
20140039708 - Cogeneration networks: The invention provides systems and methods for a network of cogenerations systems. In some cases, each system includes at least one cogeneration plant and at least one host facility, where the systems in the network are under the control of a common control system that optimizes a result for the... Agent:
20140039707 - Systems and methods for power cogeneration: The invention includes systems and methods for power cogeneration. In certain embodiments the cogeneration systems include one or more units that are modularized; in some of these embodiments, the modules contain components that are integrated and ready for use with a control system that optimizes a result for the cogeneration... Agent:
20140039711 - Dynamic source balancing methods and systems: Dynamic source balancing methods and systems are provided. Power may be provided to a user from one or multiple energy sources. At any time point, the multiple energy sources may have different LMPs and power flow among the energy sources may be controlled such that a user's energy costs are... Agent: Varentec, Inc.
20140039710 - Energy storage modeling and control: Systems and methods for optimal planning and real-time control of energy storage systems for multiple simultaneous applications are provided. Energy storage applications can be analyzed for relevant metrics such as profitability and impact on the functionality of the electric grid, subject to system-wide and energy storage hardware constraints. The optimal... Agent: 24m Technologies, Inc.
20140039709 - Facilitating revenue generation from wholesale electricity markets: The apparatus, systems and methods herein facilitate generation of energy-related revenue for an energy customer of an electricity supplier. The apparatuses and methods herein can be used to generate operating schedules for a controller of the energy assets. When implemented, the generated operating schedules facilitates derivation of the energy-related revenue,... Agent: Virdity Energy, Inc.
20140039712 - System and method for estimating performance metrics of conservation voltage reduction (cvr) systems and volt/var optimization systems: A system and method for estimating performance metrics of conservation voltage reduction (CVR) systems and VOLT/VAR optimization systems is disclosed.... Agent: Utilidata, Inc.
20140039713 - System and method for fail safe operation of low voltage occupancy sensors: A system and method are disclosed for providing fail-safe operation of an occupancy sensor so that a load associated with the sensor will be energized in the event that the sensor malfunctions. Short voltage pulses are applied to a signal line by an occupancy sensor. A load control device recognizes... Agent: Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc.
20140039714 - System control apparatus for equipment: The system control apparatus for equipment for causing equipment to collaboratively operate includes: equipment profile management means for managing an equipment profile that is metadata representing the electrical properties of the equipment; control scenario management means for managing a control scenario in which is described metadata that states an operation... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20140039715 - System-side controller and method: In a power control system provided with a consumer controller that controls an operation of a load equipment provided in a consumer, a system-side controller communicates with the consumer controller. The system-side controller comprises: a storage unit that associates device identification information, an operation parameter, operating environment information, and a... Agent: Kyocera CorporationPrevious industry: Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor
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