Patents by Inventor John J. Baier

John J. Baier 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: 10581974
    Abstract: The invention provides control systems and methodologies for controlling a process having computer-controlled equipment, which provide for optimized process performance according to one or more performance criteria, such as efficiency, component life expectancy, safety, emissions, noise, vibration, operational cost, or the like. More particularly, the subject invention provides for employing machine diagnostic and/or prognostic information in connection with optimizing an overall business operation over a time horizon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Angel Sustaeta, Ka-Hing Lin, Ric Snyder, John Christopher Theron, Mark Funderburk, Michael Eugene Sugars, Frederick M. Discenzo, John J. Baier
  • Publication number: 20190175821
    Abstract: A pump for administering an agent to a patient includes a housing, a motor, a gearbox, a sensor, and a controller. The motor may be coupled to housing. The gearbox is operatively connected to said motor. The sensor senses a rotation of said motor. The controller acts to control operation of said motor and monitor the quantity of said agent delivered to said patient. The pump also includes a pump assembly such that the pump is configured such that the pump assembly may be interchangeable from a syringe pump assembly and a peristaltic pump assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Larry B. Gray, Jesse T. Bodwell, John M. Kerwin, Michael J. Baier, Dirk A. van der Merwe
  • Patent number: 9916546
    Abstract: A system that facilitates direct communication of a transaction between an automation controller and a business system comprises a request analyzer that receives a request for data relating to the automation controller and locates a transaction definition within the automation controller based upon the request. A subscribing component subscribes the business system to the automation controller based at least in part upon the located transaction definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sujeet Chand, David W. Farchmin, John J. Baier, Michael D. Kalan, Randall A. Marquardt, Richard A. Morse, Stephen C. Briant
  • Publication number: 20170359418
    Abstract: The invention provides control systems and methodologies for controlling a process having computer-controlled equipment, which provide for optimized process performance according to one or more performance criteria, such as efficiency, component life expectancy, safety, emissions, noise, vibration, operational cost, or the like. More particularly, the subject invention provides for employing machine diagnostic and/or prognostic information in connection with optimizing an overall business operation over a time horizon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Angel Sustaeta, Ka-Hing Lin, Ric Snyder, John Christopher Theron, Mark Funderburk, Michael Eugene Sugars, Frederick M. Discenzo, John J. Baier
  • Patent number: 9805694
    Abstract: Data is formatted based at least in part upon attributes associated with such data. Data attributes can be related to a number of various factors in a data driven architecture such as the source of the data, the data subscriber and the path employed to convey the data from the source to the subscriber. In addition, data formatting can employ various levels of complexity and data presentation can vary dependent on various factors such as display device and user to which the data is presented. For example, the format of the data can refer to the size, shape, color, and graphics associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Farchmin, John J. Baier, Michael D. Kalan, Randall A. Marquardt, Richard A. Morse, Stephen C. Briant, Sujeet Chand
  • Patent number: 9729639
    Abstract: The invention provides control systems and methodologies for controlling a process having computer-controlled equipment, which provide for optimized process performance according to one or more performance criteria, such as efficiency, component life expectancy, safety, emissions, noise, vibration, operational cost, or the like. More particularly, the subject invention provides for employing machine diagnostic and/or prognostic information in connection with optimizing an overall business operation over a time horizon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Angel Sustaeta, Ka-Hing Lin, Ric Snyder, John Christopher Theron, Mark Funderburk, Michael Eugene Sugars, Frederick M. Discenzo, John J. Baier
  • Patent number: 9537768
    Abstract: An industrial automation environment communication system comprises a component that receives a web-based request in an industrial automation environment, wherein the web-based request includes data relating to an automation device. An encapsulating component encapsulates the web-based request, wherein the encapsulation facilitates transmitting the data to the automation device via an industrial automation network protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Baier, David W. Farchmin, Michael D. Kalan, Randall A. Marquardt, Richard A. Morse, Stephen C. Briant, Sujeet Chand
  • Patent number: 8914300
    Abstract: The invention provides control systems and methodologies for controlling a process having computer-controlled equipment, which provide for optimized process performance according to one or more performance criteria, such as efficiency, component life expectancy, safety, emissions, noise, vibration, operational cost, or the like. More particularly, the subject invention provides for employing machine diagnostic and/or prognostic information in connection with optimizing an overall business operation over a time horizon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Angel Sustaeta, Ka-Hing Lin, Ric Snyder, John Christopher Theron, Mark Funderburk, Michael Eugene Sugars, Frederick M. Discenzo, John J. Baier
  • Patent number: 8855791
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that enable high-level and abstract business engines to affect and influence plant-floor or industrial operations via dynamic and flexible operator interfaces. In a similar manner, actions directed from the operator interfaces can be communicated to higher level decision components of an enterprise to facilitate automated control and dynamics of the enterprise. In one aspect, an industrial automation system is provided. The system includes one or more controllers to process transaction events in an industrial automation environment. One or more operator interface components are provided that automatically adapt interface control functionality based on the transaction events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sujeet Chand, Stephen C Briant, Kenwood H Hall, Gavan W Hood, John J Baier, Michael D Kalan
  • Publication number: 20140280520
    Abstract: An industrial automation environment communication system comprises a component that receives a web-based request in an industrial automation environment, wherein the web-based request includes data relating to an automation device. An encapsulating component encapsulates the web-based request, wherein the encapsulation facilitates transmitting the data to the automation device via an industrial automation network protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Baier, David W. Farchmin, Michael D. Kalan, Randall A. Marquardt, Richard A. Morse, Stephen C. Briant, Sujeet Chand
  • Publication number: 20140225895
    Abstract: Data is formatted based at least in part upon attributes associated with such data. Data attributes can be related to a number of various factors in a data driven architecture such as the source of the data, the data subscriber and the path employed to convey the data from the source to the subscriber. In addition, data formatting can employ various levels of complexity and data presentation can vary dependent on various factors such as display device and user to which the data is presented. For example, the format of the data can refer to the size, shape, color, and graphics associated therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Farchmin, John J. Baier, Michael D. Kalan, Randall A. Marquardt, Richard A. Morse, Stephen C. Briant, Sujeet Chand
  • Patent number: 8805760
    Abstract: Systems and methods that provide a historian integrated as part of an industrial unit and/or product manufactured by the industrial process. A historian integrated as part of the industrial unit itself, can increase data resolution and supply immediate and real time data regarding the industrial unit's operation—while mitigating short comings of conventional PC historians. Moreover, a locator component can detect embedded historians that are distributed on the back plane of an industrial network, and integrated as part thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Baier, Taryl J. Jasper, John T. Campbell, Robert J. McGreevy, Frank Anthony Palmieri, Jr., Robert J. Herbst
  • Patent number: 8756521
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods that format data based at least in part upon attributes associated with such data. Data attributes can be related to a number of various factors in a data driven architecture such as the source of the data, the data subscriber and the path employed to convey the data from the source to the subscriber. In addition, data formatting can employ various levels of complexity and data presentation can vary dependent on various factors such as display device and user to which the data is presented. For example, the format of the data can refer to the size, shape, color, and graphics associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Farchmin, John J. Baier, Michael D. Kalan, Randall A. Marquardt, Richard A. Morse, Stephen C. Briant, Sujeet Chand
  • Patent number: 8607307
    Abstract: A security system that relates to industrial automation security comprises a component that receives a request to modify security relating to a zone of a factory floor, the zone being less than an entirety of the factory floor. A zonal security component generates security procedures for the zone, the security procedures differ from security procedures implemented on the factory floor outside the zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sujeet Chand, David W. Farchmin, John J. Baier, Michael D. Kalan, Randall A. Marquardt, Richard A. Morse, Stephen C. Briant
  • Publication number: 20130290374
    Abstract: An organizational model of a hierarchical system can be distributed across various elements of an enterprise. Such elements include representations of the system that are maintained on higher-level business servers and other representations that serve control elements of the system such as programmable logic controllers and/or other industrial control components. In one aspect, an industrial automation system is provided. The system includes at least one controller to instantiate a portion of an organizational hierarchy. A communications component in the controller interacts with at least one other portion of the organizational hierarchy to facilitate data exchange and control between various components of an enterprise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Sujeet Chand, Stephen C. Briant, Kenwood H. Hall, Gavan W. Hood, John J. Baier, Michael D. Kalan
  • Patent number: 8484250
    Abstract: An organizational model of a hierarchical system can be distributed across various elements of an enterprise. Such elements include representations of the system that are maintained on higher-level business servers and other representations that serve control elements of the system such as programmable logic controllers and/or other industrial control components. In one aspect, an industrial automation system is provided. The system includes at least one controller to instantiate a portion of an organizational hierarchy. A communications component in the controller interacts with at least one other portion of the organizational hierarchy to facilitate data exchange and control between various components of an enterprise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sujeet Chand, Stephen C. Briant, Kenwood H. Hall, Gavan W. Hood, John J. Baier, Michael D. Kalan
  • Patent number: 8438191
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or method that facilitates utilizing metadata appended to data related to an industrial automation environment with a controller that is associated with a hierarchically structured data model. An interface component can facilitate receipt of data associated with at least one of an instruction set, a configuration, and a collection. An append component can affix metadata to at least one of the instruction set, the configuration, and the collection, wherein the metadata conforms to a hierarchically structured data model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sujeet Chand, Stephen C. Briant, Kenwood H. Hall, Gavan W. Hood, John J. Baier, Michael D. Kalan
  • Patent number: 8417360
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are provided for controlling a process having computer-controlled equipment, which provide for optimized process performance according to one or more performance criteria, such as efficiency, component life expectancy, safety, emissions, noise, vibration, operational cost, or the like. The systems and methods provide for employing machine diagnostic and/or prognostic information in connection with optimizing an overall business operation over a time horizon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Angel Sustaeta, Ka-Hing Lin, Ric Snyder, John Christopher Theron, Mark Funderburk, Michael Eugene Sugars, Frederick M. Discenzo, John J. Baier
  • Patent number: 8326764
    Abstract: A system that facilitates direct communication of a transaction between an automation controller and a business system comprises a request analyzer that receives a request for data relating to the automation controller and locates a transaction definition within the automation controller based upon the request. A subscribing component subscribes the business system to the automation controller based at least in part upon the located transaction definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Morse, Randall A. Marquardt, Michael D. Kalan, John J. Baier, David W. Farchmin, Stephen C. Briant, Sujeet Chand
  • Patent number: 8321591
    Abstract: The invention employs systems and methods to provide addressing for appropriate access to data in automation devices. Data attributes can be related to a number of various factors in a data driven architecture such as the source of the data, the data subscriber and/or the path employed to convey the data from the source to the subscriber. In addition, data attributes can refer to the format, scale, units, length, visualization and transactional capabilities of the data. The subject invention can point to the appropriate address of the requested data wherein the data can have desired attributes associated therewith. In this manner, data can be selected based on the requirements of the requestor and/or the loading demands of network communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Farchmin, John J. Baier, Michael D. Kalan, Randall A. Marquardt, Richard A. Morse, Stephen C. Briant, Sujeet Chand