Patents by Inventor Michael Kalan

Michael Kalan 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: 10691103
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter comprises a design management component that facilitates managing and storing information, including respective customized information of respective entities and/or relating to objects, projects, controllers, or industrial automation systems within a project file or controller. The design management component facilitates enabling custom data, including custom metadata, to be injected by object into a project file or in a controller associated with the project file. The design management component operates with a data management component that can allow respective entities to view, edit, or delete their respective data on objects associated with a project file or controller in accordance with their respective rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorenzo Majewski, Norman Weatherhead, Stephen P. Proctor, Phillip F. Pemberton, Douglas M. Reid, Michael Kalan, Christopher E. Stanek, Daniel DeYoung, Andrew R. Stump, Robert Guenther, Joachim Thomsen, Danie Beckett
  • 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: 10571898
    Abstract: An automation control system is provided that includes a distributed automation component that receives and processes delta scripts describing state changes to one or more objects of a persistent object model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas W. Reid, Joseph Bronikowski, Subbian Govindaraj, Taryl Jasper, Michael Kalan, Steven John Kowal, Kenneth Plache, Douglas J. Reichard, Charles Rischar, Christopher E. Stanek
  • Patent number: 10558191
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate receipt of tag requests from one or more interfaces, based upon which a single tagset is compiled at a controller comprising all the requested tags for a given update rate, whereupon the single compiled tagset is subsequently forwarded to the one or more interfaces. A controller generates a superset of tags associated with an industrial process. Each interface can request a copy of the superset, from which the required tags are selected. The controller receives the requested tags from all of the interfaces and combines the requested tags into a single tagset, for a given update rate, comprising the various parameters associated with the tags. At the selected update rate, the tagset is forwarded to the interfaces. A masterset can be utilized to identify the sequence of tags in a tagset and check code can ensure continuity of the tags in the tagset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul G. Kucharski, Charles M. Rischar, Michael Kalan, David Van Gompel, Brian A. Batke, Joseph P. Izzo, David A. Johnston
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190302735
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter comprises a design management component that facilitates managing and storing information, including respective customized information of respective entities and/or relating to objects, projects, controllers, or industrial automation systems within a project file or controller. The design management component facilitates enabling custom data, including custom metadata, to be injected by object into a project file or in a controller associated with the project file. The design management component operates with a data management component that can allow respective entities to view, edit, or delete their respective data on objects associated with a project file or controller in accordance with their respective rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Lorenzo Majewski, Norman Weatherhead, Stephen P. Proctor, Phillip F. Pemberton, Douglas M. Reid, Michael Kalan, Christopher E. Stanek, Daniel DeYoung, Andrew R. Stump, Robert Guenther, Joachim Thomsen, Danie Beckett
  • Patent number: 10372107
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter comprises a design management component that facilitates managing and storing information, including respective customized information of respective entities and/or relating to objects, projects, controllers, or industrial automation systems within a project file or controller. The design management component facilitates enabling custom data, including custom metadata, to be injected by object into a project file or in a controller associated with the project file. The design management component operates with a data management component that can allow respective entities to view, edit, or delete their respective data on objects associated with a project file or controller in accordance with their respective rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorenzo Majewski, Norman Weatherhead, Stephen P. Proctor, Phillip F. Pemberton, Douglas W. Reid, Michael Kalan, Christopher E. Stanek, Daniel DeYoung, Andrew R. Stump, Robert Guenther, Joachim Thomsen, Danie Beckett
  • Patent number: 10339164
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, method, and program product are disclosed for data exchange in a collaborative environment. A data module receives first data from a first application that corresponds to second data of a second application. The first data has a structured format readable by the first application, but not readable by the second application. The structured format includes a semantic language format. A conversion module converts the first data from the semantic language format to an intermediate data having a format readable by the second application. A synchronization module synchronizes the intermediate data with the second data such that changes made to the first data by the first application are replicated in the second data of the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Marek Obitko, Robert Mavrov, Vaclav Jirkovsky, Danny L. Carnahan, Leopoldo Paredes, Haithem Mansouri, Michael Kalan
  • Patent number: 10185600
    Abstract: Aspects describe multiple interface support that provides dynamic switching between new and old interface revisions. A first interface application is selected from a set of alternative interface applications for an industrial automation system. Support for each interface application included in the set of alternative interface applications is provided. A second interface application is downloaded and associated with the first interface application. The second interface application is enabled during runtime. If needed, the second interface application can be selectively disabled and an operation resumed with the first interface application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Plache, Daniel B. Seger, III, Raymond Staron, Robert J. Kretschmann, Taryl Jasper, James Harry Jarrett, Russell Brandes, Ronald Bliss, Michael Kalan, Subbian Govindaraj, Kenwood Hall, Douglas J. Reichard
  • 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: 20180246488
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate receipt of tag requests from one or more interfaces, based upon which a single tagset is compiled at a controller comprising all the requested tags for a given update rate, whereupon the single compiled tagset is subsequently forwarded to the one or more interfaces. A controller generates a superset of tags associated with an industrial process. Each interface can request a copy of the superset, from which the required tags are selected. The controller receives the requested tags from all of the interfaces and combines the requested tags into a single tagset, for a given update rate, comprising the various parameters associated with the tags. At the selected update rate, the tagset is forwarded to the interfaces. A masterset can be utilized to identify the sequence of tags in a tagset and check code can ensure continuity of the tags in the tagset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Paul G. Kucharski, Charles M. Rischar, Michael Kalan, David Van Gompel, Brian A. Batke, Joseph P. Izzo, David A. Johnston
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180164790
    Abstract: An automation control system is provided that includes a distributed automation component that receives and processes delta scripts describing state changes to one or more objects of a persistent object model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Douglas W. Reid, Joseph Bronikowski, Subbian Govindaraj, Taryl Jasper, Michael Kalan, Steven John Kowal, Kenneth Plache, Douglas J. Reichard, Charles Rischar, Christopher E. Stanek
  • Patent number: 9989951
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate receipt of tag requests from one or more interfaces, based upon which a single tagset is compiled at a controller comprising all the requested tags for a given update rate, whereupon the single compiled tagset is subsequently forwarded to the one or more interfaces. A controller generates a superset of tags associated with an industrial process. Each interface can request a copy of the superset, from which the required tags are selected. The controller receives the requested tags from all of the interfaces and combines the requested tags into a single tagset, for a given update rate, comprising the various parameters associated with the tags. At the selected update rate, the tagset is forwarded to the interfaces. A masterset can be utilized to identify the sequence of tags in a tagset and check code can ensure continuity of the tags in the tagset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul G. Kucharski, Charles M. Rischar, Michael Kalan, David Van Gompel, Brian A. Batke, Joseph P. Izzo, David A. Johnston
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180081962
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, method, and program product are disclosed for data exchange in a collaborative environment. A data module receives first data from a first application that corresponds to second data of a second application. The first data has a structured format readable by the first application, but not readable by the second application. The structured format includes a semantic language format. A conversion module converts the first data from the semantic language format to an intermediate data having a format readable by the second application. A synchronization module synchronizes the intermediate data with the second data such that changes made to the first data by the first application are replicated in the second data of the second application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: MAREK OBITKO, ROBERT MAVROV, VACLAV JIRKOVSKY, DANNY L. CARNAHAN, LEOPOLDO PAREDES, HAITHEM MANSOURI, MICHAEL KALAN
  • 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