Patents by Inventor Juan L. Asenjo

Juan L. Asenjo 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: 10764255
    Abstract: An industrial control system that includes a cloud platform facilitates secure execution of command data for an industrial device in communication with the cloud platform. The system includes an interface component, a validation component and an execution component. The interface component transmits industrial data associated with an industrial device to the cloud platform that analyzes the industrial data. The interface component also receives, from the cloud platform, command data for the industrial device that is generated based on the industrial data. The validation component validates the command data received from the cloud platform based on execution data indicative of a set of conditions for the command data. The validation component also establishes a secure communication link with the industrial device in response to a determination that the command data is approved for execution on the industrial device. The execution component initiates execution of the command data via the industrial device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan L. Asenjo, Francisco Maturana
  • Patent number: 10726428
    Abstract: Cloud-aware industrial devices feed robust sets of data to a cloud-based data analyzer that executes as a service in a cloud platform. In addition to industrial data generated or collected by the industrial devices, the devices can provide device profile information to the cloud-based analyzer that identifies the device and relevant configuration information. The industrial devices can also provide customer data identifying an owner of the industrial devices, contact information for the owner, active service contracts, etc. The cloud-based data analyzer leverages this information to perform a variety of custom analytics on the data and generate reports or notifications catered to the particular industrial assets' optimal performance and business goals of the owner's industrial enterprise, as well as perform real-time decision making and control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan L. Asenjo, John Strohmenger, Stephen Thomas Nawalaniec, Bradford Henry Hegrat, Joseph A. Harkulich, Jessica Lin Korpela, Jenifer Rydberg Wright, Rainer Hessmer, John Dyck, Edward Alan Hill, Salvatore T. Conti
  • Patent number: 10510027
    Abstract: A cloud-based global alarm annunciation broker assist in locating and contacting suitable technical support personnel in response to detected alarm events at a plant facility. The system comprises a cloud-based framework that dynamically matches on-site alarm events to domain experts capable of addressing the alarm events. The framework uses an agent-based architecture to gather industrial data from data sources within the industrial environment, including time-series alarm data. The data is received at a cloud platform, where broker services perform a global search for suitable technical support resources in response to alarm events identified by the collected data. The brokering system can automatically generate service tickets and send notifications to both end users and system managers/supervisors, and can notify application-level experts about events and anomalies that emerge from the on-premise processes being monitored by the cloud-based broker system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco P. Maturana, Juan L. Asenjo, Salvatore T. Conti
  • Patent number: 10348581
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software to facilitate cloud-based data processing and analysis in an industrial automation environment are disclosed herein. In at least one implementation, operational data generated by at least one industrial machine is stored in a local cache. The operational data is transferred for storage in an unstructured data storage system in a cloud-based architecture. In the cloud-based architecture, the operational data is processed to convert the operational data to a structured format and the operational data in the structured format is then stored in a structured data storage system. In response to receiving a request for analytics, at least a portion of the operational data is extracted from the structured data storage system and the analytics are executed on the at least the portion of the operational data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco Maturana, Juan L. Asenjo, Neethu Philip, Shweta Chatrola
  • Patent number: 10334048
    Abstract: A cloud agent facilitates collection of industrial data from one or more data sources on the plant floor and migration of the collected data to a cloud platform for storage and processing. Collection services associated with the cloud agent perform on-premise data collection of historical, live, and/or alarm data directly from industrial devices networked to the agent or from intermediate data concentrators that gather the data from the devices. Queue processing services executed by the cloud agent package the data into a data packet comprising header information that identifies a customer associated with the industrial enterprise, processing priority information, and other information that informs data processing services on the cloud platform how to process and/or direct the incoming data. The cloud agent then establishes a communication channel to the cloud platform and sends the data via the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco P. Maturana, Juan L. Asenjo
  • Publication number: 20190188737
    Abstract: Cloud-aware industrial devices feed robust sets of data to a cloud-based data analyzer that executes as a service in a cloud platform. In addition to industrial data generated or collected by the industrial devices, the devices can provide device profile information to the cloud-based analyzer that identifies the device and relevant configuration information. The industrial devices can also provide customer data identifying an owner of the industrial devices, contact information for the owner, active service contracts, etc. The cloud-based data analyzer leverages this information to perform a variety of custom analytics on the data and generate reports or notifications catered to the particular industrial assets' optimal performance and business goals of the owner's industrial enterprise, as well as perform real-time decision making and control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Juan L. Asenjo, John Strohmenger, Stephen Thomas Nawalaniec, Bradford Henry Hegrat, Joseph A. Harkulich, Jessica Lin Korpela, Jenifer Rydberg Wright, Rainer Hessmer, John Dyck, Edward Alan Hill, Salvatore T. Conti
  • Patent number: 10257310
    Abstract: Cloud-aware industrial devices feed robust sets of data to a cloud-based data analyzer that executes as a service in a cloud platform. In addition to industrial data generated or collected by the industrial devices, the devices can provide device profile information to the cloud-based analyzer that identifies the device and relevant configuration information. The industrial devices can also provide customer data identifying an owner of the industrial devices, contact information for the owner, active service contracts, etc. The cloud-based data analyzer leverages this information to perform a variety of custom analytics on the data and generate reports or notifications catered to the particular industrial assets' optimal performance and business goals of the owner's industrial enterprise, as well as perform real-time decision making and control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan L. Asenjo, John Strohmenger, Stephen Thomas Nawalaniec, Bradford Henry Hegrat, Joseph A. Harkulich, Jessica Lin Korpela, Jenifer Rydberg Wright, Rainer Hessmer, John Dyck, Edward Alan Hill, Salvatore T. Conti
  • Patent number: 10250438
    Abstract: A cloud-based remote monitoring system and method monitor one or more industrial devices of an industrial facility, including a local data historian located to monitor one or more parameters from the industrial devices, and store parameters in a local storage associated with the data historian, as well as a cloud agent located at the industrial facility to collect data indicative of a past and/or a present state of the industrial devices from the data historian local storage according a manifest specific to the industrial facility. The cloud agent sends the collected data to a cloud platform according to the manifest, and dynamically reconfigures the cloud agent without interrupting the collecting and the sending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan L. Asenjo, Francisco Maturana
  • Patent number: 10208947
    Abstract: A boiler control system executing on a cloud platform facilitates remote control system analysis and generation of suitable set point parameters for a given boiler application. The system includes a system interface component, a modeling component and a correlation analytics component. The system interface component collects industrial data associated with a set of boilers and demand data associated with a set of loads. The system interface component also stores the industrial data and the demand data on a cloud platform. The modeling component generates a boiler behavioral model for storage on the cloud platform based on analysis of the industrial data and the demand data. The boiler behavioral model defines at least one correlation between efficiency and capacity associated with the set of boilers. The correlation analytics component determines at least one set point parameter for the set of boilers based on analysis of the boiler behavioral model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Francisco Maturana, Juan L. Asenjo
  • Patent number: 10135705
    Abstract: A cloud-based analytics system streams industrial data from customer facilities to a cloud platform as torrential data streams, and performs analytics on the data contained in the data streams based on a selected set of rules. The rules can be designed to diagnose current or potential issues, to monitor for alarm conditions, or to perform other types of analytics. One or more data pipelines migrate data from plant facilities to a data lake residing on the cloud platform. Data streams can be segregated according to customer, and can further be segregated according to plant facility, production area, or any other suitable classification. Each data stream has an associated manifest that identifies the set of rules to be used to process data in each data stream, allowing selected rules to be applied to each data stream in an ad hoc manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan L. Asenjo, Francisco P. Maturana
  • Publication number: 20180300665
    Abstract: A cloud-based global alarm annunciation broker assist in locating and contacting suitable technical support personnel in response to detected alarm events at a plant facility. The system comprises a cloud-based framework that dynamically matches on-site alarm events to domain experts capable of addressing the alarm events. The framework uses an agent-based architecture to gather industrial data from data sources within the industrial environment, including time-series alarm data. The data is received at a cloud platform, where broker services perform a global search for suitable technical support resources in response to alarm events identified by the collected data. The brokering system can automatically generate service tickets and send notifications to both end users and system managers/supervisors, and can notify application-level experts about events and anomalies that emerge from the on-premise processes being monitored by the cloud-based broker system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Francisco P. Maturana, Juan L. Asenjo, Salvatore T. Conti
  • Patent number: 10095202
    Abstract: A configuration management interface system is provided for standardizing communication between an external application and one or more hardware or emulated industrial controllers. The interface system reads one or more industrial control programs and presents available data tags defined by the control programs to a user via an interface screen. The user can select a subset of the available data tags that are to be exposed to the external application for data communication. Based on the selected data tags, controller configuration information read from the control programs, and additional configuration information provided by the user, the interface system generates a control unit file that acts as a communication bridge between the external application and the selected data tags residing on the industrial controllers. The control unit file can be used to interface the application (e.g., an industrial simulation or another type of application) with either hardware controllers or emulated controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco P. Maturana, Juan L. Asenjo
  • Publication number: 20180205803
    Abstract: Cloud-aware industrial devices feed robust sets of data to a cloud-based data analyzer that executes as a service in a cloud platform. In addition to industrial data generated or collected by the industrial devices, the devices can provide device profile information to the cloud-based analyzer that identifies the device and relevant configuration information. The industrial devices can also provide customer data identifying an owner of the industrial devices, contact information for the owner, active service contracts, etc. The cloud-based data analyzer leverages this information to perform a variety of custom analytics on the data and generate reports or notifications catered to the particular industrial assets' optimal performance and business goals of the owner's industrial enterprise, as well as perform real-time decision making and control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Juan L. Asenjo, John Strohmenger, Stephen Thomas Nawalaniec, Bradford Henry Hegrat, Joseph A. Harkulich, Jessica Lin Korpela, Jenifer Rydberg Wright, Rainer Hessmer, John Dyck, Edward Alan Hill, Salvatore T. Conti
  • Publication number: 20180205606
    Abstract: A cloud-based remote monitoring system and method monitor one or more industrial devices of an industrial facility, including a local data historian located to monitor one or more parameters from the industrial devices, and store parameters in a local storage associated with the data historian, as well as a cloud agent located at the industrial facility to collect data indicative of a past and/or a present state of the industrial devices from the data historian local storage according a manifest specific to the industrial facility. The cloud agent sends the collected data to a cloud platform according to the manifest, and dynamically reconfigures the cloud agent without interrupting the collecting and the sending.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan L. Asenjo, Francisco Maturana
  • Patent number: 10026049
    Abstract: A cloud-based risk assessment service collects industrial data from multiple relevant and connected sources for storage and analysis on a cloud platform. The service analyzes gathered data from internal and external sources and customers across different industries to identify operational trends as a function of industry type, application type, equipment in use, device configurations, and other such variables. Based on the analysis, the risk assessment service identifies risk factors inherent in a customer's particular industrial enterprise. The cloud-based system generates a risk profile for the customer that identifies the determined risks and recommends risk aversion strategies based on the customer's specific profile, compared to industry standards, product information, internal business expectations, external regulatory bodies, and/or past performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan L. Asenjo, John Strohmenger, Stephen Thomas Nawalaniec, Bradford Henry Hegrat, Joseph A. Harkulich, Jessica Lin Korpela, Jenifer Rydberg Wright, Rainer Hessmer, John Dyck, Edward Alan Hill, Salvatore T. Conti
  • Patent number: 9990596
    Abstract: A cloud-based global alarm annunciation broker assist in locating and contacting suitable technical support personnel in response to detected alarm events at a plant facility. The system comprises a cloud-based framework that dynamically matches on-site alarm events to domain experts capable of addressing the alarm events. The framework uses an agent-based architecture to gather industrial data from data sources within the industrial environment, including time-series alarm data. The data is received at a cloud platform, where broker services perform a global search for suitable technical support resources in response to alarm events identified by the collected data. The brokering system can automatically generate service tickets and send notifications to both end users and system managers/supervisors, and can notify application-level experts about events and anomalies that emerge from the on-premise processes being monitored by the cloud-based broker system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco P. Maturana, Juan L. Asenjo, Salvatore T. Conti
  • Patent number: 9971317
    Abstract: A control loop tuning system executing on a cloud platform facilitate remote control system analysis and generation of suitable controller gains for a given closed-loop control application. The system leverages cloud-side analytics and a gain correlation model generated based on historical data collected from the industrial control system and maintained on cloud storage. The gain correlation model creates a virtual association between controller gains and process variables based on operational and configuration data collected from the industrial control system. The system then applies iterative analytics to the model to converge on a set of controller gains determined to satisfy an optimization criterion. The recommended controller gains are then provided to a client device for review and implementation in the real system controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco P. Maturana, Juan L. Asenjo
  • Patent number: 9954972
    Abstract: Cloud-aware industrial devices feed robust sets of data to a cloud-based data analyzer that executes as a service in a cloud platform. In addition to industrial data generated or collected by the industrial devices, the devices can provide device profile information to the cloud-based analyzer that identifies the device and relevant configuration information. The industrial devices can also provide customer data identifying an owner of the industrial devices, contact information for the owner, active service contracts, etc. The cloud-based data analyzer leverages this information to perform a variety of custom analytics on the data and generate reports or notifications catered to the particular industrial assets' optimal performance and business goals of the owner's industrial enterprise, as well as perform real-time decision making and control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan L. Asenjo, John Strohmenger, Stephen Thomas Nawalaniec, Bradford Henry Hegrat, Joseph A. Harkulich, Jessica Lin Korpela, Jenifer Rydberg Wright, Rainer Hessmer, John Dyck, Edward Alan Hill, Salvatore T. Conti
  • Patent number: 9929905
    Abstract: A cloud-based remote monitoring system and method monitor one or more industrial devices of an industrial facility, including a local data historian located to monitor one or more parameters from the industrial devices, and store parameters in a local storage associated with the data historian, as well as a cloud agent located at the industrial facility to collect data indicative of a past and/or a present state of the industrial devices from the data historian local storage according a manifest specific to the industrial facility. The cloud agent sends the collected data to a remote cloud platform according to the manifest, and dynamically reconfigures the cloud agent without interrupting the collecting and the sending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan L. Asenjo, Francisco Maturana
  • Publication number: 20180083982
    Abstract: An industrial control system that includes a cloud platform facilitates secure execution of command data for an industrial device in communication with the cloud platform. The system includes an interface component, a validation component and an execution component. The interface component transmits industrial data associated with an industrial device to the cloud platform that analyzes the industrial data. The interface component also receives, from the cloud platform, command data for the industrial device that is generated based on the industrial data. The validation component validates the command data received from the cloud platform based on execution data indicative of a set of conditions for the command data. The validation component also establishes a secure communication link with the industrial device in response to a determination that the command data is approved for execution on the industrial device. The execution component initiates execution of the command data via the industrial device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Juan L. Asenjo, Francisco Maturana