Patents by Inventor Norman A. Weatherhead

Norman A. Weatherhead 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).

  • Publication number: 20210286345
    Abstract: A system includes a first asset disposed in an industrial environment configured to perform one or more operations, a second asset disposed in the industrial environment, and a server device communicatively coupled to the first asset and the second asset. The server device is configured to receive a first set of stream-based data from the first asset, receive a second set of stream-based data from the second asset, wherein the first set of stream-based data and the second set of stream-based data are received in real time or near real time, determine whether the one or more operations are within a threshold based on a comparison of the first set of stream-based data with respect to the second set of stream-based data, and send a command to the first asset or the second asset in response to the one or more operations being outside the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Edward A. Gray, Norman A. Weatherhead, Srikanth G. Mashetty
  • Patent number: 11048238
    Abstract: A system includes a first asset disposed in an industrial environment configured to perform one or more operations, a second asset disposed in the industrial environment, and a server device communicatively coupled to the first asset and the second asset. The server device is configured to receive a first set of stream-based data from the first asset, receive a second set of stream-based data from the second asset, wherein the first set of stream-based data and the second set of stream-based data are received in real time or near real time, determine whether the one or more operations are within a threshold based on a comparison of the first set of stream-based data with respect to the second set of stream-based data, and send a command to the first asset or the second asset in response to the one or more operations being outside the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Gray, Norman A. Weatherhead, Srikanth G. Mashetty
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200150620
    Abstract: A system includes a first asset disposed at a first location in an industrial system configured to perform one or more operations, a second asset disposed at a second location in the industrial system, and a server device communicatively coupled to the first asset and the second asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Edward A. Gray, Norman A. Weatherhead, Srikanth G. Mashetty
  • Publication number: 20200150634
    Abstract: A system includes a first asset disposed in an industrial environment configured to perform one or more operations, a second asset disposed in the industrial environment, and a server device communicatively coupled to the first asset and the second asset. The server device is configured to receive a first set of stream-based data from the first asset, receive a second set of stream-based data from the second asset, wherein the first set of stream-based data and the second set of stream-based data are received in real time or near real time, determine whether the one or more operations are within a threshold based on a comparison of the first set of stream-based data with respect to the second set of stream-based data, and send a command to the first asset or the second asset in response to the one or more operations being outside the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Edward A. Gray, Norman A. Weatherhead, Srikanth G. Mashetty
  • 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: 9760077
    Abstract: Content management includes populating a library with modular objects and metadata associated with the modular objects. In response to a query, the library can be searched based in part on the metadata. The query can relate to implementation of an industrial process. One or more modular objects in the library can be identified as satisfying the query. A result of the query can be output and the output can include the identified modular objects and the respective metadata associated with the identified modular objects. The metadata can be anything known about the object that might not be accessible at runtime control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman Weatherhead, Andrew R. Stump, Haithem Mansouri, Axel Rodriguez, Joachim Thomsen
  • Patent number: 9563861
    Abstract: Content management includes populating a library with modular objects and metadata associated with the modular objects. In response to a query, the library can be searched based in part on the metadata. The query can relate to implementation of an industrial process. One or more modular objects in the library can be identified as satisfying the query. A result of the query can be output and the output can include the identified modular objects and the respective metadata associated with the identified modular objects. The metadata can be anything known about the object that might not be accessible at runtime control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Norman Weatherhead, Andrew R. Stump, Haithem Mansouri, Axel Rodriguez, Joachim Thomsen
  • Publication number: 20160224002
    Abstract: Content management includes populating a library with modular objects and metadata associated with the modular objects. In response to a query, the library can be searched based in part on the metadata. The query can relate to implementation of an industrial process. One or more modular objects in the library can be identified as satisfying the query. A result of the query can be output and the output can include the identified modular objects and the respective metadata associated with the identified modular objects. The metadata can be anything known about the object that might not be accessible at runtime control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Norman Weatherhead, Andrew R. Stump, Haithem Mansouri, Axel Rodriguez, Joachim Thomsen
  • Patent number: 9355142
    Abstract: Content management includes populating a library with modular objects and metadata associated with the modular objects. In response to a query, the library can be searched based in part on the metadata. The query can relate to implementation of an industrial process. One or more modular objects in the library can be identified as satisfying the query. A result of the query can be output and the output can include the identified modular objects and the respective metadata associated with the identified modular objects. The metadata can be anything known about the object that might not be accessible at runtime control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Norman Weatherhead, Andrew R. Stump, Haithem Mansouri, Axel Rodriguez, Joachim Thomsen
  • Patent number: 9355193
    Abstract: Content management includes populating a library with modular objects and metadata associated with the modular objects. In response to a query, the library can be searched based in part on the metadata. The query can relate to implementation of an industrial process. One or more modular objects in the library can be identified as satisfying the query. A result of the query can be output and the output can include the identified modular objects and the respective metadata associated with the identified modular objects. The metadata can be anything known about the object that might not be accessible at runtime control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Norman Weatherhead, Andrew R. Stump, Haithem Mansouri, Axel Rodriguez, Joachim Thomsen
  • Publication number: 20160109875
    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: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: 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: 9311055
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, methods and apparatuses that can provide a holistic, bottom-up approach to facilitate the design of objects (e.g., modular objects that can facilitate industrial automation applications). The design approach includes selection of an object from a library of a plurality of objects; filtration of functionalities of the object based on a workflow of an application; and display of the object for customization of the object for the application with the filtered functionalities masked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Norman Weatherhead, Andrew R. Stump, Haithem Mansouri, Axel Rodriguez, Joachim Thomsen
  • Patent number: 9135000
    Abstract: Content management includes populating a library with modular objects and metadata associated with the modular objects. In response to a query, the library can be searched based in part on the metadata. The query can relate to implementation of an industrial process. One or more modular objects in the library can be identified as satisfying the query. A result of the query can be output and the output can include the identified modular objects and the respective metadata associated with the identified modular objects. The metadata can be anything known about the object that might not be accessible at runtime control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Norman Weatherhead, Andrew R. Stump, Haithem Mansouri, Axel Rodriguez, Joachim Thomsen
  • Publication number: 20150193498
    Abstract: Content management includes populating a library with modular objects and metadata associated with the modular objects. In response to a query, the library can be searched based in part on the metadata. The query can relate to implementation of an industrial process. One or more modular objects in the library can be identified as satisfying the query. A result of the query can be output and the output can include the identified modular objects and the respective metadata associated with the identified modular objects. The metadata can be anything known about the object that might not be accessible at runtime control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Norman Weatherhead, Andrew R. Stump, Haithem Mansouri, Axel Rodriguez, Joachim Thomsen
  • Patent number: 9031975
    Abstract: Content management includes populating a library with modular objects and metadata associated with the modular objects. In response to a query, the library can be searched based in part on the metadata. The query can relate to implementation of an industrial process. One or more modular objects in the library can be identified as satisfying the query. A result of the query can be output and the output can include the identified modular objects and the respective metadata associated with the identified modular objects. The metadata can be anything known about the object that might not be accessible at runtime control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman Weatherhead, Andrew R. Stump, Haithem Mansouri, Axel Rodriguez, Joachim Thomsen
  • Publication number: 20150074642
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, methods and apparatuses that can provide a holistic, bottom-up approach to facilitate the design of objects (e.g., modular objects that can facilitate industrial automation applications). The design approach includes selection of an object from a library of a plurality of objects; filtration of functionalities of the object based on a workflow of an application; and display of the object for customization of the object for the application with the filtered functionalities masked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Norman Weatherhead, Andrew R. Stump, Haithem Mansouri, Axel Rodriguez, Joachim Thomsen
  • Patent number: 8930880
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that facilitate development of a module for use in a control application by assembling one or more predefined aspects onto a module bus. The module bus acts as a virtual backplane that allows module functionality in the form of predefined bus-compliant aspects to be selected and added to the bus, thereby yielding a module having a desired set of functions. When an aspect is added to the module bus, the bus integrates the aspects into the module automatically without the need to modify the module's core code to interface the aspects with the module. The module bus also establishes the necessary interdependencies between aspects representing cross-cutting concerns without requiring new code to be writing to link the aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman A. Weatherhead
  • Patent number: 8898634
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, methods and apparatuses that can provide a holistic, bottom-up approach to facilitate the design of objects (e.g., modular objects that can facilitate industrial automation applications). The design approach includes selection of an object from a library of a plurality of objects; filtration of functionalities of the object based on a workflow of an application; and display of the object for customization of the object for the application with the filtered functionalities masked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman Weatherhead, Andrew R. Stump, Haithem Mansouri, Axel Rodriguez, Joachim Thomsen