Patents by Inventor Charles M. Rischar

Charles M. Rischar has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10928788
    Abstract: An industrial control system may receive processing information from at least two control systems associated with at least two components within an industrial automation system. The processing information may include a processing load value for each of the at least two control systems. The industrial control system may then distribute processing loads associated with the at least two control systems when a total processing load between the at least two control systems is unbalanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Rischar, William Sinner, Michael Kalan, Haithem Mansouri, Subbian Govindaraj, Juergen Weinhofer, Andrew R. Stump, Daniel S. DeYoung, Frank Kulaszewicz, Edward A. Hill, Keith Staninger, Matheus Bulho
  • Publication number: 20200241495
    Abstract: Systems are provided for a “loadable module” architecture for industrial controllers in which new control program modules which provide updated functions or features may be loaded to extend or modify the underlying operating system and/or other services without updating the firmware and without disrupting or otherwise compromising the ability of the industrial controller to maintain continuous control over the controlled process. Control program modules and libraries may be delivered to the industrial controller in object code format and an embedded linker in the industrial controller may be used to efficiently create fully linked and executable files locally. Loadable libraries may be provided to the industrial controller during runtime to extend functionality and/or provide desired fixes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Charles M. Rischar, Ladislav Bumbalek, Filip Macurek, Michael Viste, Petr Pitrinec
  • Patent number: 10671041
    Abstract: Systems are provided for a “loadable module” architecture for industrial controllers in which new control program modules which provide updated functions or features may be loaded to extend or modify the underlying operating system and/or other services without updating the firmware and without disrupting or otherwise compromising the ability of the industrial controller to maintain continuous control over the controlled process. Control program modules and libraries may be delivered to the industrial controller in object code format and an embedded linker in the industrial controller may be used to efficiently create fully linked and executable files locally. Loadable libraries may be provided to the industrial controller during runtime to extend functionality and/or provide desired fixes. As a result, a system is provided that is more efficient and that enables significant flexibility in adding new capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Rischar, Ladislav Bumbalek, Filip Macurek, Michael Viste, Petr Pitrinec
  • Patent number: 10656630
    Abstract: An industrial control system may receive data associated with at least one component within an industrial automation system. The industrial control system may then determine whether the data is associated with at least one of a plurality of data tags, such that the at least one of the plurality of data tags describes at least one characteristic of the data. The industrial control system may then broadcast the data and the at least one of the plurality of data tags in a data feed channel when the data is associated with the at least one of the plurality of data tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Rischar, William Sinner, Michael Kalan, Haithem Mansouri, Subbian Govindaraj, Juergen Weinhofer, Andrew R. Stump, Daniel S. DeYoung, Frank Kulaszewicz, Edward A. Hill, Keith Staninger, Matheus Bulho
  • Publication number: 20200089199
    Abstract: An industrial automation component may receive design information associated with an arrangement of one or more industrial automation components in an industrial automation system and identify a first portion of the industrial automation components in the industrial automation system that is unable to interface with a second portion of industrial automation components based on the design information. The industrial automation component may then generate a list of industrial automation components based on the first portion of the industrial automation components and the second portion of industrial automation components, wherein each of the list of industrial automation components is configured to translate a first set of data associated with the first portion of the industrial automation components to a second set of data configured to be at least partly interpretable by the second portion of industrial automation components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Haithem Mansouri, William Sinner, Charles M. Rischar, Subbian Govindaraj, Michael Kalan, Juergen Weinhofer, Andrew R. Stump, Daniel S. DeYoung, Frank Kulaszewicz, Edward A. Hill, Keith Staninger, Matheus Bulho
  • Patent number: 10558191
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate receipt of tag requests from one or more interfaces, based upon which a single tagset is compiled at a controller comprising all the requested tags for a given update rate, whereupon the single compiled tagset is subsequently forwarded to the one or more interfaces. A controller generates a superset of tags associated with an industrial process. Each interface can request a copy of the superset, from which the required tags are selected. The controller receives the requested tags from all of the interfaces and combines the requested tags into a single tagset, for a given update rate, comprising the various parameters associated with the tags. At the selected update rate, the tagset is forwarded to the interfaces. A masterset can be utilized to identify the sequence of tags in a tagset and check code can ensure continuity of the tags in the tagset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul G. Kucharski, Charles M. Rischar, Michael Kalan, David Van Gompel, Brian A. Batke, Joseph P. Izzo, David A. Johnston
  • Patent number: 10495336
    Abstract: For energy operations across domains, a method generates a native node and a foreign node that includes a foreign data structure that is defined with a foreign protocol and that represents information of a foreign device in a foreign namespace. The method links the native node and the foreign node in a native namespace and the foreign namespace by a translation function that automatically converts information between the foreign data structure and the proxy data structure using protocol specific structure converting functions. The method further establishes a first publish/subscription instance with message middleware for the foreign device as publisher of the first publish/subscription instance. The method translates a message from the foreign device using the communication stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Guolin Zhang, David D. Brandt, Ondrej Flek, Philip J. Kaufman, Christopher W. Como, Charles M. Rischar
  • Patent number: 10488850
    Abstract: An industrial automation component may receive design information associated with an arrangement of one or more industrial automation components in an industrial automation system and identify a first portion of the industrial automation components in the industrial automation system that is unable to interface with a second portion of industrial automation components based on the design information. The industrial automation component may then generate a list of industrial automation components based on the first portion of the industrial automation components and the second portion of industrial automation components, wherein each of the list of industrial automation components is configured to translate a first set of data associated with the first portion of the industrial automation components to a second set of data configured to be at least partly interpretable by the second portion of industrial automation components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Haithem Mansouri, William Sinner, Charles M. Rischar, Subbian Govindaraj, Michael Kalan, Juergen Weinhofer, Andrew R. Stump, Daniel S. DeYoung, Frank Kulaszewicz, Edward A. Hill, Keith Staninger, Matheus Bulho
  • Publication number: 20180347842
    Abstract: For energy operations across domains, a method generates a native node and a foreign node that includes a foreign data structure that is defined with a foreign protocol and that represents information of a foreign device in a foreign namespace. The method links the native node and the foreign node in a native namespace and the foreign namespace by a translation function that automatically converts information between the foreign data structure and the proxy data structure using protocol specific structure converting functions. The method further establishes a first publish/subscription instance with message middleware for the foreign device as publisher of the first publish/subscription instance. The method translates a message from the foreign device using the communication stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Guolin Zhang, David D. Brandt, Ondrej Flek, Philip J. Kaufman, Christopher W. Como, Charles M. Rischar
  • Publication number: 20180270321
    Abstract: An industrial automation component may receive identification information associated with a user of the industrial automation component and determine whether a profile that corresponds to the identification information exists in a database. When the profile does not exist, the industrial automation component may receive a graphical interface template configured to be displayed on a graphical user interface (GUI) associated with the industrial automation component, one or more parameter names configured to associate one or more measurements acquired by the industrial automation component, pre-load information comprising data configured to enable the industrial automation component to operate, or any combination thereof. The industrial automation component may then and generate a user interface view for the GUI based on the graphical interface template, the parameter names, the pre-load information, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Kalan, William Sinner, Charles M. Rischar, Subbian Govindaraj, Haithem Mansouri, Juergen Weinhofer, Andrew R. Stump, Daniel S. DeYoung, Frank Kulaszewicz, Edward A. Hill, Keith Staninger, Matheus Bulho
  • Publication number: 20180246488
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate receipt of tag requests from one or more interfaces, based upon which a single tagset is compiled at a controller comprising all the requested tags for a given update rate, whereupon the single compiled tagset is subsequently forwarded to the one or more interfaces. A controller generates a superset of tags associated with an industrial process. Each interface can request a copy of the superset, from which the required tags are selected. The controller receives the requested tags from all of the interfaces and combines the requested tags into a single tagset, for a given update rate, comprising the various parameters associated with the tags. At the selected update rate, the tagset is forwarded to the interfaces. A masterset can be utilized to identify the sequence of tags in a tagset and check code can ensure continuity of the tags in the tagset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Paul G. Kucharski, Charles M. Rischar, Michael Kalan, David Van Gompel, Brian A. Batke, Joseph P. Izzo, David A. Johnston
  • Patent number: 10048713
    Abstract: For energy operations across domains, a method generates a native node and a foreign node. The method further generates protocol reference data that identifies protocol specific relationships between the native node and the foreign node under an address space. In addition, the method links the native node and the foreign node in a native namespace and a foreign namespace by a translation function that automatically converts information between the foreign data structure and the proxy data structure using protocol specific structure converting functions. The method maps a native method calling of the native node to a foreign method calling of the foreign node using a protocol specific method mapping function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Guolin Zhang, David D. Brandt, Ondrej Flek, Philip J. Kaufman, Christopher W. Como, Charles M. Rischar
  • Publication number: 20180224834
    Abstract: An industrial control system may receive data associated with at least one component within an industrial automation system. The industrial control system may then determine whether the data is associated with at least one of a plurality of data tags, such that the at least one of the plurality of data tags describes at least one characteristic of the data. The industrial control system may then broadcast the data and the at least one of the plurality of data tags in a data feed channel when the data is associated with the at least one of the plurality of data tags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Charles M. Rischar, William Sinner, Michael Kalan, Haithem Mansouri, Subbian Govindaraj, Juergen Weinhofer, Andrew R. Stump, Daniel S. DeYoung, Frank Kulaszewicz, Edward A. Hill, Keith Staninger, Matheus Bulho
  • Publication number: 20180217571
    Abstract: Systems are provided for a “loadable module” architecture for industrial controllers in which new control program modules which provide updated functions or features may be loaded to extend or modify the underlying operating system and/or other services without updating the firmware and without disrupting or otherwise compromising the ability of the industrial controller to maintain continuous control over the controlled process. Control program modules and libraries may be delivered to the industrial controller in object code format and an embedded linker in the industrial controller may be used to efficiently create fully linked and executable files locally. Loadable libraries may be provided to the industrial controller during runtime to extend functionality and/or provide desired fixes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Charles M. Rischar, Ladislav Bumbalek, Filip Macurek, Michael Viste, Petr Pitrinec
  • Patent number: 9989951
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate receipt of tag requests from one or more interfaces, based upon which a single tagset is compiled at a controller comprising all the requested tags for a given update rate, whereupon the single compiled tagset is subsequently forwarded to the one or more interfaces. A controller generates a superset of tags associated with an industrial process. Each interface can request a copy of the superset, from which the required tags are selected. The controller receives the requested tags from all of the interfaces and combines the requested tags into a single tagset, for a given update rate, comprising the various parameters associated with the tags. At the selected update rate, the tagset is forwarded to the interfaces. A masterset can be utilized to identify the sequence of tags in a tagset and check code can ensure continuity of the tags in the tagset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul G. Kucharski, Charles M. Rischar, Michael Kalan, David Van Gompel, Brian A. Batke, Joseph P. Izzo, David A. Johnston
  • Patent number: 9958860
    Abstract: An industrial control system may receive data associated with at least one component within an industrial automation system. The industrial control system may then determine whether the data is associated with at least one of a plurality of data tags, such that the at least one of the plurality of data tags describes at least one characteristic of the data. The industrial control system may then broadcast the data and the at least one of the plurality of data tags in a data feed channel when the data is associated with the at least one of the plurality of data tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Charles M. Rischar, William Sinner, Michael Kalan, Haithem Mansouri, Subbian Govindaraj, Juergen Weinhofer, Andrew R. Stump, Daniel S. DeYoung, Frank Kulaszewicz, Edward A. Hill, Keith Staninger, Matheus Bulho
  • Patent number: 9958848
    Abstract: Systems are provided for a “loadable module” architecture for industrial controllers in which new control program modules which provide updated functions or features may be loaded to extend or modify the underlying operating system and/or other services without updating the firmware and without disrupting or otherwise compromising the ability of the industrial controller to maintain continuous control over the controlled process. Control program modules and libraries may be delivered to the industrial controller in object code format and an embedded linker in the industrial controller may be used to efficiently create fully linked and executable files locally. Loadable libraries may be provided to the industrial controller during runtime to extend functionality and/or provide desired fixes. As a result, a system is provided that is more efficient and that enables significant flexibility in adding new capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Rischar, Ladislav Bumbalek, Filip Macurek, Michael Viste, Petr Pitrinec
  • Publication number: 20180101150
    Abstract: An industrial control system may receive processing information from at least two control systems associated with at least two components within an industrial automation system. The processing information may include a processing load value for each of the at least two control systems. The industrial control system may then distribute processing loads associated with the at least two control systems when a total processing load between the at least two control systems is unbalanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Charles M. Rischar, William Sinner, Michael Kalan, Haithem Mansouri, Subbian Govindaraj, Juergen Weinhofer, Andrew R. Stump, Daniel S. DeYoung, Frank Kulaszewicz, Edward A. Hill, Keith Staninger, Matheus Bulho
  • Patent number: 9880530
    Abstract: An industrial automation component that may receive data associated with at least one other industrial automation component in an industrial automation system. The industrial automation component may contextualize the data with respect to the industrial automation system and recognize a relationship between the industrial automation component and the at least one other industrial automation component based on the contextualized data. The industrial automation component may then store the relationship between the industrial automation component and the at least one other industrial automation component in a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Subbian Govindaraj, William Sinner, Charles M. Rischar, Haithem Mansouri, Michael Kalan, Juergen Weinhofer, Andrew R. Stump, Daniel S. DeYoung, Frank Kulaszewicz, Edward A. Hill, Keith Staninger, Matheus Bulho
  • Patent number: 9841736
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or method that facilitates employing safety within an industrial environment. An enhancing component can implement at least one of a security level, authentication, authorization, or an access right to a validated action to at least one of the controller or the controller engine instance. The enhancing component can further separate two or more entities within the industrial environment, the first entity related to process control and the second entity related to process safety. Additionally, the enhancing component can employ at least one of a backup controller or a backup controller engine instance in the event of at least one of a software error or a hardware error within the industrial environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Grgic, Subbian Govindaraj, Kenwood H. Hall, Robert J. Kretschmann, Charles M. Rischar, Raymond J. Staron, David A. Vasko