Patents by Inventor Juergen Weinhofer

Juergen Weinhofer 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
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10114349
    Abstract: A manager (or master) application can facilitate navigation between different slave applications used in connection with an industrial automation system and manipulation of the different applications. For example, the manager application can at least: display the first application and the second application at different organizational locations within the manager application and provide a common menu to the first application and the second application. According to an input to the common menu, a variety of actions can be performed by the first application or the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Reichard, Juergen Weinhofer
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 9798303
    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: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    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: 9651941
    Abstract: An industrial automation component may be configured to receive an input that corresponds to at least one of a plurality of hierarchical levels associated with an industrial automation system. The industrial automation component may also receive data from a first set of industrial automation components associated with the at least one of the plurality of hierarchical levels. After receiving the data, the industrial automation component may send one or more commands to the first set of industrial automation components, wherein the commands are configured to control one or more operations of at least one of the first set of industrial automation components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kalan, William Sinner, Charles M. Rischar, Haithem Mansouri, Subbian Govindaraj, Juergen Weinhofer, Andrew R. Stump, Daniel S. DeYoung, Frank Kulaszewicz, Edward A. Hill, Keith Staninger, Matheus Bulho
  • Publication number: 20150362916
    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: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    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: 20150365492
    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: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    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: 20150363543
    Abstract: An industrial automation system design tool may receive data associated with an industrial automation system. The data may include a type of the industrial automation system or operational information relating to the industrial automation system. The industrial automation system design tool may then generate a list of one or more industrial automation components based on the data, such that the industrial automation components may perform one or more operations for the industrial automation system. The industrial automation system design tool may then display the list of the one or more industrial automation components on a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    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: 20150316910
    Abstract: An industrial automation component may be configured to receive an input that corresponds to at least one of a plurality of hierarchical levels associated with an industrial automation system. The industrial automation component may also receive data from a first set of industrial automation components associated with the at least one of the plurality of hierarchical levels. After receiving the data, the industrial automation component may send one or more commands to the first set of industrial automation components, wherein the commands are configured to control one or more operations of at least one of the first set of industrial automation components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Kalan, William Sinner, Charles M. Rischar, Haithem Mansouri, Subbian Govindaraj, Juergen Weinhofer, Andrew R. Stump, Daniel S. DeYoung, Frank Kulaszewicz, Edward A. Hill, Keith Staninger, Matheus Bulho
  • Publication number: 20150316911
    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: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: 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: 20150316904
    Abstract: An industrial automation component may receive a first set of data associated with the industrial automation component, such that the industrial automation component is associated with a first industrial automation system. The industrial automation component may then receive a second set of data associated with one or more other industrial automation components, such that the one or more other industrial automation components are associated with one or more other industrial automation systems. The industrial automation component may then identify one or more similar patterns in the first set of data and the second set of data and adjust one or more operations of the industrial automation component based on the similar patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20150316922
    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: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: 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: 20150316909
    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: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: 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