Patents by Inventor Matthew R. Ericsson

Matthew R. Ericsson 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: 11073810
    Abstract: Techniques to facilitate programming industrial control systems to operate machinery in an industrial automation environment are disclosed herein. In at least one implementation, a user interface is displayed for a control program editor comprising programming logic associated with at least one machine system. Operational data associated with operating the at least one machine system controlled by an industrial controller executing the programming logic is received. The programming logic and the operational data are processed to determine contextual associations between the programming logic and the operational data. In the user interface for the control program editor, the operational data is displayed in context with the programming logic associated therewith based on the contextual associations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew R. Ericsson, Christopher E. Stanek, Douglas J. Reichard, Benjamin Henderson, Christopher W. Como
  • Publication number: 20210201593
    Abstract: A first computing device in an industrial automation system may include an image sensor that captures a visual representation of a portion of a facility including a first industrial automation equipment as image data and a communication component that communicatively couples the first computing device to a second computing device via a communication network, in which the first computing device receives relevant information related to the first industrial automation equipment from the second computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Jimi R. Michalscheck, Jessica L. Korpela, Kyle K. Reissner, David A. Vasko, Matthew W. Fordenwalt, John J. Jauquet, Matthew R. Ericsson, Andrew Wilber, Kelly A. Michalscheck
  • Patent number: 10997308
    Abstract: A human machine interface (HMI) configured to provide visualizations of one or more device elements that correspond to one or more components in an industrial automation system on an HMI screen. The HMI includes computer-executable instructions stored on a tangible machine-readable medium configured to determine whether at least one of the device elements is associated with an error and modify at least one graphic that corresponds to the at least one of the device elements when the one of the device elements is associated with the error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew R. Ericsson, Gordon Daily, Kevin Carl Smith
  • Publication number: 20210103690
    Abstract: A (GUI) for designing an industrial automation system includes a design window and a first accessory window. The GUI presents a library visualization representative of a plurality of objects within the first accessory window, each object is represented by an icon and corresponds to a respective industrial automation device. The GUI receives inputs indicative of a selection of one or more objects of the plurality of objects from the library, presents the one or more objects in the design window, determines that the one or more inputs do not comply with a set of industrial automation system rules comprising one or more relationships between a plurality of industrial automation devices, and displays a warning message that the one or more inputs do not comply with the set of industrial automation system rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew R. Stump, Anthony Carrara, Christopher W. Como, Sharon Billi-Duran, Matthew R. Ericsson, Srdjan Josipovic, Eashwer Srinivasan, Michael D. Kalan
  • Publication number: 20210103689
    Abstract: A (GUI) for designing an industrial automation system includes a design window and a first accessory window. The GUI presents a library visualization representative of a plurality of objects within the first accessory window, each object is represented by an icon and corresponds to a respective industrial automation device. The GUI receives inputs indicative of a selection of one or more objects of the plurality of objects from the library, presents the one or more objects in the design window, determines that the one or more inputs do not comply with a set of industrial automation system rules comprising one or more relationships between a plurality of industrial automation devices, and displays a warning message that the one or more inputs do not comply with the set of industrial automation system rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew R. Stump, Anthony Carrara, Christopher W. Como, Sharon Billi-Duran, Matthew R. Ericsson, Srdjan Josipovic, Eashwer Srinivasan, Michael D. Kalan
  • Publication number: 20210096523
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) for designing an industrial automation system via an electronic display includes a design window and a first accessory window. The GUI presents a library visualization representative of a plurality of objects within the first accessory window, each object represented by an icon and corresponding to a respective industrial automation device. The GUI receives a first input indicative of a first selection of a first object from the library, presents the first object in the design window, receives a second input indicative of a second selection of a second object from the library, presents the second object in the design window, determines a suggested next action based on historical data including a plurality of industrial automation system designs having the first and second objects, and updates the GUI to display a notification comprising the suggested next action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew R. Stump, Anthony Carrara, Christopher W. Como, Sharon Billi-Duran, Matthew R. Ericsson, Srdjan Josipovic, Eashwer Srinivasan, Michael D. Kalan
  • Publication number: 20210096554
    Abstract: A system is configured to receive a first selection of a first object corresponding to a first portion of computer code that defines a first operation of a first industrial automation device from a library, receive a second selection of a second object corresponding to a second portion of computer code that defines a second operation of a second industrial automation device from the library, and generate an industrial automation project code file. Generating the industrial automation project code file includes modifying the first portion of computer code to enable the first industrial automation device to operate in conjunction with the second industrial automation device, modifying the second portion of computer code to enable the second industrial automation device to operate in conjunction with the first industrial automation device, and combining the modified first portion of computer code and the modified second portion of computer code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew R. Stump, Anthony Carrara, Christopher W. Como, Sharon Billi-Duran, Matthew R. Ericsson, Srdjan Josipovic, Eashwer Srinivasan, Michael D. Kalan
  • Publication number: 20210096542
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) for designing and monitoring an industrial automation system presents an alert based on a condition of an object corresponding to a respective industrial automation device displayed on the GUI. The GUI generates one or more suggestions for resolving the alert, including referencing a historical data set, parsing the historical data set to identify one or more previous instances in which the condition of the object occurred and was successfully resolved, and identifying one or more respective remedial actions taken in each of the one or more identified previous instances to resolve the condition. The GUI presents the one or more remedial actions as the one or more suggestions for resolving the alert, receives an input selecting one of the one or more remedial actions, and implements the selected remedial action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew R. Stump, Anthony Carrara, Christopher W. Como, Sharon Billi-Duran, Matthew R. Ericsson, Srdjan Josipovic, Eashwer Srinivasan, Michael D. Kalan
  • Publication number: 20210096852
    Abstract: A system includes a processor and a memory accessible by the processor. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive an industrial automation project code file, wherein the industrial automation project code file defines one or more operations of an industrial automation system during performance of an industrial automation process, retrieve a set of industrial automation rules associated with a set of best practices for project code files, analyze the industrial automation project code file based on the set of industrial automation rules, including identifying one or more instances of inefficient tag usage, and identifying one or more sets of parallel overlapping tasks, and generate a report based the analysis of the industrial automation project code file based on the set of industrial automation rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew R. Stump, Anthony Carrara, Christopher W. Como, Sharon Billi-Duran, Matthew R. Ericsson, Srdjan Josipovic, Eashwer Srinivasan, Michael D. Kalan
  • Publication number: 20210096704
    Abstract: An industrial integrated development environment (IDE) comprises a development interface that affords a user a great deal of control over the editing tools, workspace canvases, and project information rendered at a given time. The industrial IDE system automatically filters the tools, panels, and information available for selection based on a current project development task, such that a focused subset of editing tools relevant to a current development task or context are made available for selection while other tools are hidden. The development interface also allows the user to selectively render or hide selected tools or information from among the relevant, filtered set of tools. This can reduce or eliminate unnecessary clutter and aid in quickly and easily locating and selecting a desired editing function. The IDE's development interface can also conform to a structured organization of workspace canvases and panels that facilitates intuitive workflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew R. Ericsson, Andrew R. Stump, Anthony Carrara, Eashwer Srinivasan, Christopher W Como, Sharon M Billi-Duran
  • Publication number: 20210096545
    Abstract: A system includes a processor and a memory accessible by the processor and storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive an input adding a new industrial automation device to an industrial automation system including a plurality of industrial automation devices, generate a new name for the new industrial automation device based on a naming convention and a location of the new industrial automation device within the industrial automation system, determine, for each of one or more industrial automation devices of the plurality of industrial automation devices, a name change based on the addition of the new industrial automation device to the industrial automation system, wherein the name change comprises generating a replacement name and replacing a previous name with the replacement name, and update one or more respective configurations of the plurality of industrial automation devices based on the one or more name changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew R. Stump, Anthony Carrara, Christopher W. Como, Sharon Billi-Duran, Matthew R. Ericsson, Srdjan Josipovic, Eashwer Srinivasan, Michael D. Kalan
  • Publication number: 20210096526
    Abstract: An industrial integrated development environment (IDE) comprises a development interface that affords a user a great deal of control over the editing tools, workspace canvases, and project information rendered at a given time. The industrial IDE system automatically filters the tools, panels, and information available for selection based on a current project development task, such that a focused subset of editing tools relevant to a current development task or context are made available for selection while other tools are hidden. The development interface also allows the user to selectively render or hide selected tools or information from among the relevant, filtered set of tools. This can reduce or eliminate unnecessary clutter and aid in quickly and easily locating and selecting a desired editing function. The IDE's development interface can also conform to a structured organization of workspace canvases and panels that facilitates intuitive workflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew R. Ericsson, Andrew R. Stump, Anthony Carrara, Eashwer Srinivasan, Christopher W. Como, Sharon M. Billi-Duran
  • Publication number: 20210096700
    Abstract: An industrial integrated development environment (IDE) comprises a development interface that affords a user a great deal of control over the editing tools, workspace canvases, and project information rendered at a given time. The industrial IDE system automatically filters the tools, panels, and information available for selection based on a current project development task, such that a focused subset of editing tools relevant to a current development task or context are made available for selection while other tools are hidden. The development interface also allows the user to selectively render or hide selected tools or information from among the relevant, filtered set of tools. This can reduce or eliminate unnecessary clutter and aid in quickly and easily locating and selecting a desired editing function. The IDE's development interface can also conform to a structured organization of workspace canvases and panels that facilitates intuitive workflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew R. Ericsson, Andrew R. Stump, Anthony Carrara, Eashwer Srinivasan, Christopher W. Como, Sharon M. Billi-Duran
  • Publication number: 20210097215
    Abstract: A (GUI) for designing an industrial automation system includes a design window and a first accessory window. The GUI presents a library visualization representative of a plurality of objects within the first accessory window, each object is represented by an icon and corresponds to a respective industrial automation device. The GUI receives inputs indicative of a selection of one or more objects of the plurality of objects from the library, presents the one or more objects in the design window, determines that the one or more inputs do not comply with a set of industrial automation system rules comprising one or more relationships between a plurality of industrial automation devices, and displays a warning message that the one or more inputs do not comply with the set of industrial automation system rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew R. Stump, Anthony Carrara, Christopher W. Como, Sharon Billi-Duran, Matthew R. Ericsson, Srdjan Josipovic, Eashwer Srinivasan, Michael D. Kalan
  • Publication number: 20210097149
    Abstract: A (GUI) for designing an industrial automation system includes a design window and a first accessory window. The GUI presents a library visualization representative of a plurality of objects within the first accessory window, each object is represented by an icon and corresponds to a respective industrial automation device. The GUI receives inputs indicative of a selection of one or more objects of the plurality of objects from the library, presents the one or more objects in the design window, determines that the one or more inputs do not comply with a set of industrial automation system rules comprising one or more relationships between a plurality of industrial automation devices, and displays a warning message that the one or more inputs do not comply with the set of industrial automation system rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew R. Stump, Anthony Carrara, Christopher W. Como, Sharon Billi-Duran, Matthew R. Ericsson, Srdjan Josipovic, Eashwer Srinivasan, Michael D. Kalan
  • Publication number: 20210096524
    Abstract: A light engineering client graphical user interface (GUI) for monitoring and troubleshooting an industrial automation system via an electronic display, includes an alarm listing window and an alarm details window. The GUI presents, in the alarm listing window, an alarm listing associated with an alarm based a condition of an industrial automation device, presents, in the alarm details window, detailed information for the alarm, presents, in the alarm details window, a portion of code associated with the industrial automation device, receives an input making modifications to the portion of code associated with the industrial automation device, and modifies the portion of code associated with the industrial automation device based on the received input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew R. Stump, Anthony Carrara, Christopher W. Como, Sharon Billi-Duran, Matthew R. Ericsson, Srdjan Josipovic, Eashwer Srinivasan, Michael D. Kalan
  • Publication number: 20210097216
    Abstract: A (GUI) for designing an industrial automation system includes a design window and a first accessory window. The GUI presents a library visualization representative of a plurality of objects within the first accessory window, each object is represented by an icon and corresponds to a respective industrial automation device. The GUI receives inputs indicative of a selection of one or more objects of the plurality of objects from the library, presents the one or more objects in the design window, determines that the one or more inputs do not comply with a set of industrial automation system rules comprising one or more relationships between a plurality of industrial automation devices, and displays a warning message that the one or more inputs do not comply with the set of industrial automation system rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew R. Stump, Anthony Carrara, Christopher W. Como, Sharon Billi-Duran, Matthew R. Ericsson, Srdjan Josipovic, Eashwer Srinivasan, Michael D. Kalan
  • Patent number: 10950051
    Abstract: A first computing device in an industrial automation system may include an image sensor that captures a visual representation of a portion of a facility including a first industrial automation equipment as image data and a communication component that communicatively couples the first computing device to a second computing device via a communication network, in which the first computing device receives relevant information related to the first industrial automation equipment from the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimi R. Michalscheck, Jessica L. Korpela, Kyle K. Reissner, David A. Vasko, Matthew W. Fordenwalt, John J. Jauquet, Matthew R. Ericsson, Andrew Wilber, Kelly A. Michalscheck
  • Publication number: 20210072726
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems, methods and devices for facilitating object-based industrial automation control. An automation control library comprised of a plurality of objects may be maintained in association with one or more industrial automation applications. Code defining the execution of an industrial automation process may be received. A plurality of objects in the object library for implementing the industrial automation control process may be identified. The plurality of identified objects may be matched to one or more hardware components based on one or more operational requirements included in the code, and available hardware resources for performing the automation control process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew R. Stump, Srdjan Josipovic, Matthew R. Ericsson, Michael D. Kalan, Anthony Carrara, Christopher W. Como, Sharon M. Billi-Duran
  • Patent number: 10942506
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a multi-purpose sensor may couple to a machine operating in an industrial environment and include numerous sensors disposed within the multi-purpose sensor to acquire sets of data associated with the machine or an environment surrounding the machine. A first portion of the sets of data may include historical sensor measurements over time for each of the sensors, and a second portion of the sets of data may include sensor measurements subsequent to when the first portion is acquired for each of the sensors. A processor of the multi-purpose sensor may determine a baseline collective signature based on the first portion, determine a subsequent collective signature based on the second portion, determine whether the collective signatures vary, and generate signals when a variance exists. The signals may cause a computing device, a cloud-based computing system, and/or a control/monitoring device to perform various actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimi R. Michalscheck, Kelly A. Michalscheck, Jessica L. Korpela, Kyle K. Reissner, David A. Vasko, Matthew W. Fordenwalt, John J. Jauquet, Matthew R. Ericsson, Andrew Wilber