Patents Assigned to Siemens Technology-To-Business Center, LLC.
  • Patent number: 7505817
    Abstract: A system for programming automation by demonstration where a control program may be created or modified through the process of demonstrating desired behavior using graphical representations (or widgets) of physical, programming, and user interface elements. Widgets have state, or properties, and may also have inherent events associated with them or indirect events that are generated through the demonstration process. The general process of demonstration consists of providing several individual example behaviors. Complete behavior, and thus the resultant code, is generated through inferencing from a number of individual example behaviors. The process of programming automation by demonstration reduces the complexity of the programming task and thereby greatly simplifies the workload of the control programmer, allowing the programmer to concentrate more on the specific automation application at hand rather than on the particulars of the programming language or tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Technology-to-Business Center, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Gary McDaniel, Daniel Conrad Benson, Steven Michael Schofield, Frank Dittrich Schiller
  • Patent number: 7417359
    Abstract: A T-shaped blade, or one or more hollow tubes, are vibrationally excited by one or more piezoelectric elements to generate an airflow from a free end of the blade or tube(s). The airflow may be directed to, or drawn away from, an electronic component to cool the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Technology-To-Business Center, LLC
    Inventors: Irving S. Scher, Peter Varadi
  • Patent number: 7358649
    Abstract: A T-shaped blade, or one or more hollow tubes, are vibrationally excited by one or more piezoelectric elements to generate an airflow from a free end of the blade or tube(s). The airflow may be directed to, or drawn away from, an electronic component to cool the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Technology-To-Business Center, LLC
    Inventors: Irving S. Scher, Peter Varadi
  • Publication number: 20080010041
    Abstract: Systems and methods for graphical simulation of physical objects are presented. Embodiments of the present invention contemplate using 3D widgets to represent physical objects as well as semantic relationships such as joints and constraints between objects. Interactive graphical markers are also used to directly manipulate properties such as material properties of objects and connection and attachment of blocks and joints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Applicant: SIEMENS TECHNOLOGY-TO-BUSINESS CENTER LLC
    Inventor: Richard Gary McDaniel
  • Publication number: 20070253332
    Abstract: A shared wireless channel may serve real-time traffic and non-real-time traffic. Depending on channel conditions, the real-time traffic may experience variable levels of quality. The present invention contemplates systems and methods for guaranteeing bounded access time for real-time applications in a shared wireless network in the presence of non-real-time traffic. The systems and methods provide mechanisms to adapt to changing characteristics of wireless channels and to maximize throughput of non-real-time traffic while preserving the quality of real-time applications. The systems and methods may be extended generally to provide adaptive control over the delivery of multiple classes of traffic to protect the quality of critical applications over a shared transmission medium, including IEEE 802.11 networks, IEEE 802.16 networks, and DOCSIS networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: SIEMENS TECHNOLOGY-TO-BUSINESS CENTER, LLC
    Inventors: Ayman Fawaz, Teresa Tung, Raghuveer Chereddy
  • Patent number: 7289875
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program code for the measurement and control of sway in load transportation systems are provided which include using Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) devices to measure and control the sway of suspended loads such as loads suspended from cranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignees: Siemens Technology-To-Business Center LLC, Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Alois Recktenwald, Wolfgang Wichner, Farshid Arman
  • Patent number: 7282837
    Abstract: A T-shaped blade, or one or more hollow tubes, are vibrationally excited by one or more piezoelectric elements to generate an airflow from a free end of the blade or tube(s). The airflow may be directed to, or drawn away from, an electronic component to cool the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Siemens Technology-To-Business Center LLC
    Inventors: Irving S. Scher, Peter Varadi
  • Patent number: 7177714
    Abstract: A method of analyzing a manufacturing system. The manufacturing system includes a plurality of manufacturing resources. A set of orders is currently appointed for processing by the manufacturing system. Each order of the set of orders requires performance of at least one task. Each task is to be performed by at least a respective one of the manufacturing resources. The method includes determining stochastic parameters for each task of the plurality of tasks. The method also includes calculating a loading profile for at least one of the manufacturing resources that is allocated to at least one of the plurality of tasks. The loading profile function is a function of time and represents a probability that the manufacturing resource is occupied at a given time. The calculation is based at least in part on the stochastic parameters of the tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Siemens Technology-to-Business Center, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Mathieu Theodorus Giebels, Daniel Conrad Benson
  • Patent number: 7119687
    Abstract: An object tracking system includes a plurality of tags. Each tag includes a mechanism for transmitting a triangulation signal and a position signal that is indicative of a change of position of the respective tag in a time period since a respective reset event. A plurality of triangulation stations receive the triangulation signals from the tags. At least one antenna receives the position signals from the tags. A computer is coupled to the triangulation stations and to the antenna. The computer is programmed to switch between (a) a first tag location algorithm to determine a current location of one of the tags using a differential time of arrival procedure based on the triangulation signal, and (b) a second tag location algorithm to determine a current location of the tag based on the position signal transmitted by the tag and a previous known location of the tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignees: Siemens Technology-To-Business Center, LLC, Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Torsten Paulsen, Heinrich Meyer, Farshid Arman
  • Patent number: 7061161
    Abstract: A T-shaped blade, or one or more hollow tubes, are vibrationally excited by one or more piezoelectric elements to generate an airflow from a free end of the blade or tube(s). The airflow may be directed to, or drawn away from, an electronic component to cool the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Siemens Technology-To-Business Center LLC
    Inventors: Irving S. Scher, Peter Varadi
  • Patent number: 7036653
    Abstract: A load manipulation system includes a plurality of cells arranged to form a generally planar load manipulation surface. Each cell has at least one actuator coupled to an upper surface which forms the load manipulation surface. The actuator is operable to vibrate the upper surface of the cell within a plane of the load manipulation surface. The system further includes a controller operable to receive input from a sensor and send commands to the actuators to manipulate loads on the load manipulation surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Siemens Technology-To-Business Center LLC
    Inventors: Dan Reznik, Florian Hormann
  • Patent number: 6910569
    Abstract: A system and method for singulating loads are disclosed. The system includes a plurality of similarly configured load manipulation cells arranged to form an array. Each cell has a generally planar upper surface and an actuation system configured for operation independent of the actuation systems of the other cells. The system further includes a sensing system operable to identify the general location of loads positioned on the array and a controller configured to receive input from the sensing system and send commands to the actuation systems to singulate the loads positioned on the array. The controller is configured to process loads received in a continuous flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Siemens Technology-To-Business Center, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Reznik, Michael Wynblatt
  • Patent number: 6888537
    Abstract: A configurable operator panel that uses a tactile sensor with electrically conductive elastomer and appropriate electronics is disclosed herein. The device relies on a robust and inexpensive tactile sensor that senses the touch position (and may or may not sense touch pressure as well). The physical interface is easily configurable along with the electronics, which execute the desired function based on touch location and pressure. The configurable operator panel is designed to communicate with most industrial automation equipment, including but not limited to, motion control equipment, programmable logic controllers (PLC), personal computers, and can be made to control other types of machines requiring external analog or digital input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Siemens Technology-To-Business Center, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Conrad Benson, Irving S. Scher
  • Patent number: 6871395
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for connecting electrically conductive elastomer to electronics that reduce cost and time for manufacturing a tactile sensor that includes an electrically conductive elastomer such as a conductive foam. The methods provide a good connection between the electrically conductive elastomer and the electrodes connected to the electronics, which provide for repeatable measurements. The methods can be used for all cases of electrically conductive elastomers and elastomers made to be conductive with the addition of conductive particles (such as carbon, silver, nickel, gold, etc.) including thermoplastic and some thermosetting elastomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Siemens Technology-To-Business Center, LLC.
    Inventors: Irving S. Scher, Daniel Conrad Benson
  • Publication number: 20040104260
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for connecting electrically conductive elastomer to electronics that reduce cost and time for manufacturing a tactile sensor that includes an electrically conductive elastomer such as a conductive foam. The methods provide a good connection between the electrically conductive elastomer and the electrodes connected to the electronics, which provide for repeatable measurements. The methods can be used for all cases of electrically conductive elastomers and elastomers made to be conductive with the addition of conductive particles (such as carbon, silver, nickel, gold, etc.) including thermoplastic and some thermosetting elastomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Applicant: Siemens Technology-to-Business Center LLC
    Inventors: Irving S. Scher, Daniel Conrad Benson
  • Publication number: 20030169460
    Abstract: A quantity of bandwidth currently allocated to a communication unit is determined and a display component of the communication unit is caused to graphically display information that indicates the determined quantity of bandwidth. The display information may also indicate a quantity of additional bandwidth that is available for allocation to the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Applicant: Siemens Technology-To-Business Center, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Rui-Feng Liao, James Cheng
  • Publication number: 20030151589
    Abstract: A configurable operator panel that uses a tactile sensor with electrically conductive elastomer and appropriate electronics is disclosed herein. The device relies on a robust and inexpensive tactile sensor that senses the touch position (and may or may not sense touch pressure as well). The physical interface is easily configurable along with the electronics, which execute the desired function based on touch location and pressure. The configurable operator panel is designed to communicate with most industrial automation equipment, including but not limited to, motion control equipment, programmable logic controllers (PLC), personal computers, and can be made to control other types of machines requiring external analog or digital input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Applicant: Siemens Technology-To-Business Center, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Conrad Bensen, Irving S. Scher
  • Publication number: 20030141169
    Abstract: A load manipulation system includes a plurality of cells arranged to form a generally planar load manipulation surface. Each cell has at least one actuator coupled to an upper surface which forms the load manipulation surface. The actuator is operable to vibrate the upper surface of the cell within a plane of the load manipulation surface. The system further includes a controller operable to receive input from a sensor and send commands to the actuators to manipulate loads on the load manipulation surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: Siemens Technology-To-Business Center, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Reznik, Florian Hormann
  • Publication number: 20030141165
    Abstract: A system and method for singulating loads are disclosed. The system includes a plurality of similarly configured load manipulation cells arranged to form an array. Each cell has a generally planar upper surface and an actuation system configured for operation independent of the actuation systems of the other cells. The system further includes a sensing system operable to identify the general location of loads positioned on the array and a controller configured to receive input from the sensing system and send commands to the actuation systems to singulate the loads positioned on the array. The controller is configured to process loads received in a continuous flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: Siemens Technology-To-Business Center, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Reznik, Michael Wynblatt
  • Patent number: 6529122
    Abstract: The tactile sensor has at least two conductive workpieces which bear on one another at a bearing area, at least one workpiece of which is produced from elastomer, with the result that it is possible to measure a contact resistance between the workpieces, which contact resistance is dependent at least on a pressure on the bearing area. At least one of the conductive workpieces comprises a conductive closed cell foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignees: Siemens Technology-to-Business Center, LLC, Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bjoern Magnussen, Cyril Valfort, Andrew Dahley, Victor Su