Patents by Inventor David W. Siegler

David W. Siegler 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).

  • Publication number: 20210143375
    Abstract: A gas engine replacement device includes a housing, a battery receptacle coupled to the housing to receive a battery pack, a motor within the housing, a power take-off shaft receiving torque from the motor and protruding from a side of the housing, a power switching network configured to provide power from the battery pack to the motor, and an electronic processor coupled to the power switching network and configured to control the power switching network to rotate the motor and to receive a command speed, determine whether the command speed is in an exclusion zone, set an output speed at the command speed responsive to the command speed being outside the exclusion zone, set the output speed to a speed outside the exclusion zone responsive to the command speed being in the exclusion zone, and control the power switching network to rotate the motor in accordance with the output speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy R. Obermann, David W. Siegler, Alexander Huber, William F. Chapman, III, Patrick D. Gallagher, Timothy J. Bartlett
  • Patent number: 10747508
    Abstract: For function block framework generation, a method generates a function block framework for a hardware device. The function block framework includes function block framework source code and a function block framework description. The hardware device includes a logic engine and automation hardware. The function block framework presents a standard interface to a function block core executed by the logic engine. The method instantiates the function block framework and the function block core as an executable image for the hardware device. The method further configures the logic engine to execute the executable image using the function block framework description. The method executes the executable image with the logic engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Benfeng Tang, Tao Song, LingLai Li, Zhen Wei, Bingchao Tang, David W. Siegler, David B. Berman, John P. Caspers, Jeffrey S. Martin, Liz V. Bahl Prosak
  • Publication number: 20200210154
    Abstract: For function block framework generation, a method generates a function block framework for a hardware device. The function block framework includes function block framework source code and a function block framework description. The hardware device includes a logic engine and automation hardware. The function block framework presents a standard interface to a function block core executed by the logic engine. The method instantiates the function block framework and the function block core as an executable image for the hardware device. The method further configures the logic engine to execute the executable image using the function block framework description. The method executes the executable image with the logic engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Benfeng Tang, Tao Song, LingLai Li, Zhen Wei, Bingchao Tang, David W. Siegler, David B. Berman, John P. Caspers, Jeffrey S. Martin, Liz V. Bahl Prosak
  • Patent number: 9535413
    Abstract: The present invention provides techniques for automatically binding device parameters to an input and output interface. Doing so enables dynamic parameters to be available to the core firmware engine. More specifically, there is no input and output data in the configuration software domain required for mapping the parameters. Rather, the configuration software may directly access the device parameters during the logic execution. This is achieved in a library by representing the parameter repository and the EPATH pointing to each parameter from the configuration software domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Harsh Shah, David W. Siegler, James Edward Joe, Qing Jia, Tao Song, Zhen Wei
  • Patent number: 9395704
    Abstract: An energy object extension to an industrial protocol having a comprehensive suite of attributes, messages and services utilized for the monitoring and control of energy consuming or producing resources by a manufacturing automation application is provided. The energy object includes an identifier associated with an energy resource that is associated with a manufacturing automation application and an energy type associated with the energy resource. This includes a measurement characteristic associated with the energy resource to facilitate energy management by the manufacturing automation application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramdas M. Pai, David D. Brandt, David A. Vasko, David W. Siegler, Richard A. Morgan, Angel Sustaeta
  • Patent number: 9274518
    Abstract: An energy object extension to an industrial protocol having a comprehensive suite of attributes, messages and services utilized for the monitoring and control of energy consuming or producing resources by a manufacturing automation application is provided. The energy object includes an identifier associated with an energy resource that is associated with a manufacturing automation application and an energy type associated with the energy resource. This includes a measurement characteristic associated with the energy resource to facilitate energy management by the manufacturing automation application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramdas M. Pai, David A. Vasko, David D. Brandt, Richard A. Morgan, David W. Siegler, Angel Sustaeta
  • Publication number: 20140257586
    Abstract: An energy object extension to an industrial protocol having a comprehensive suite of attributes, messages and services utilized for the monitoring and control of energy consuming or producing resources by a manufacturing automation application is provided. The energy object includes an identifier associated with an energy resource that is associated with a manufacturing automation application and an energy type associated with the energy resource. This includes a measurement characteristic associated with the energy resource to facilitate energy management by the manufacturing automation application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Ramdas M. Pai, David D. Brandt, David A. Vasko, David W. Siegler, Richard A. Morgan, Angel Sustaeta
  • Patent number: 8738190
    Abstract: An energy object extension to an industrial protocol having a comprehensive suite of attributes, messages and services utilized for the monitoring and control of energy consuming or producing resources by a manufacturing automation application is provided. The energy object includes an identifier associated with an energy resource that is associated with a manufacturing automation application and an energy type associated with the energy resource. This includes a measurement characteristic associated with the energy resource to facilitate energy management by the manufacturing automation application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramdas M. Pai, David D. Brandt, Richard Arthur Morgan, David W. Siegler, Angel Sustaeta, David A. Vasko
  • Publication number: 20130096727
    Abstract: An energy object extension to an industrial protocol having a comprehensive suite of attributes, messages and services utilized for the monitoring and control of energy consuming or producing resources by a manufacturing automation application is provided. The energy object includes an identifier associated with an energy resource that is associated with a manufacturing automation application and an energy type associated with the energy resource. This includes a measurement characteristic associated with the energy resource to facilitate energy management by the manufacturing automation application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Brandt, David A. Vasko, Ramdas M. Pai, Richard A. Morgan, David W. Siegler, Angel Sustaeta
  • Publication number: 20110202145
    Abstract: The present invention provides techniques for automatically binding device parameters to an input and output interface. Doing so enables dynamic parameters to be available to the core firmware engine. More specifically, there is no input and output data in the configuration software domain required for mapping the parameters. Rather, the configuration software may directly access the device parameters during the logic execution. This is achieved in a library by representing the parameter repository and the EPATH pointing to each parameter from the configuration software domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Harsh Shah, David W. Siegler, James Edward Joe, Qing Jia, Tao Song, Zhen Wei
  • Publication number: 20110172838
    Abstract: An energy object extension to an industrial protocol having a comprehensive suite of attributes, messages and services utilized for the monitoring and control of energy consuming or producing resources by a manufacturing automation application is provided. The energy object includes an identifier associated with an energy resource that is associated with a manufacturing automation application and an energy type associated with the energy resource. This includes a measurement characteristic associated with the energy resource to facilitate energy management by the manufacturing automation application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ramdas M. Pai, David D. Brandt, Richard Arthur Morgan, David W. Siegler, Angel Sustaeta, David A. Vasko
  • Patent number: 7520308
    Abstract: A drive unit for use with a vibration welder having first and second electromagnets, each having first and second terminals, and being operable to reciprocate a vibration platen, includes phase U, V, and W drive circuitry and control circuitry. The phase U drive circuitry is coupled to the first terminal of the first electromagnet. The phase V drive circuitry is coupled to the first terminal of the second electromagnet. The phase W drive circuitry is coupled to the second terminals of the first and second electromagnets. The control circuitry is operable to control the phase U, V, and W drive circuitry to generate a first drive signal for energizing the first electromagnet and a second drive signal for energizing the second electromagnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Siegler, Thomas P. Gilmore, William D. Straw
  • Patent number: 7312593
    Abstract: An apparatus for the thermal regulation of an AC drive for providing power to a motor includes a temperature sensor producing a signal indicative of temperature, a heater resistor connectable across a DC link of the AC drive, and a first switch. A controller is operable to monitor the temperature signal and control the first switch to provide power via the DC link to the heater resistor if the sensed temperature is below a predetermined setpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Streicher, Steven J. Perreault, Jeffrey P. Rivard, David W. Siegler
  • Patent number: 5832195
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to be used with a peer-to-peer network including a plurality of separate controllers which can control each other, the method and apparatus to be used to determine when a fault conditions occurs when one controller which has controlled a different controller is rendered incapable of network communication. In the present invention, each individual controller includes a control list which tracks all of the other controllers that have controlled the individual controller. When one of the controllers on a control list is rendered incapable of communicating with the individual controller, the controller that is incapable of communicating is cleared from the control list associated with the individual controller and the tools associated with the individual controller are forced into safe fault operation until controlled by an other controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Allen-Bradley Company, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Braun, David W. Siegler, James S. Rustad