Patents by Inventor Robert C. Florin

Robert C. Florin 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: 7290037
    Abstract: A system for controlling, monitoring and receiving data from a plurality of devices located at a remote site. A network operations center (NOC) has a plurality of protocols for a plurality of applications. A customer interface with the NOC provides customer control and monitoring of the devices and enables the customer to receive alert notifications from the devices. Master, remote and remote slave units communicate between the NOC and the devices at the remote site, and enable one remote slave unit to communicate with many devices. Registration subroutines are periodically initiated in the system to automatically identify, and to enable communication with, any newly added or removed components. The system also periodically initiates a time synchronization subroutine to synchronize the real time clocks in all system components to Greenwich Mean Time to insure the accuracy of time associated with alert notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Inventors: Todd A. Clark, Robert C. Florin
  • Publication number: 20040039813
    Abstract: A system for controlling, monitoring and receiving data from a plurality of devices located at a remote site. A network operations center (NOC) has a plurality of protocols for a plurality of applications. A customer interface with the NOC provides customer control and monitoring of the devices and enables the customer to receive alert notifications from the devices. Master, remote and remote slave units communicate between the NOC and the devices at the remote site, and enable one remote slave unit to communicate with many devices. Registration subroutines are periodically initiated in the system to automatically identify, and to enable communication with, any newly added or removed components. The system also periodically initiates a time synchronization subroutine to synchronize the real time clocks in all system components to Greenwich Mean Time to insure the accuracy of time associated with alert notifications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: Todd A. Clark, Robert C. Florin
  • Patent number: 5936362
    Abstract: A control system for remotely controlling the application of electric power to a plurality of electric apparatuses includes a radio transmitting device at a central location, and a radio receiving device and a control unit at each electrical apparatus location. Programming signals designating the operating protocol or mode and the location of the electrical apparatus are transmitted by a radio programming signal to the control unit associated with each electrical apparatus. Subsequently, timing reference signals are transmitted to the control units of all electrical apparatus. Each control unit interprets and responds to the timing signals in accordance with previously received programming signals to control the application of electric power to the electrical apparatus in accordance with a predetermined operating protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Profile Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Larry G. Alt, Robert C. Florin, Joseph H. Little, Richard C. Oesterle
  • Patent number: 5898384
    Abstract: A control system for remotely controlling the application of electric power to a plurality of electrical apparatuses (10) includes a radio transmitting device (20) at a central location, and a radio receiving device (22) and a control unit (16) at each electrical apparatus location. During set-up of an electrical apparatus, programming signals designating the operating protocol or mode and the location of the electrical apparatus are transmitted by a radio programming signal to the control unit (16) associated with each electrical apparatus. Subsequently, timing reference signals containing a multiple-digit computer generated code designating the time of day and the time of sunrise and sunset on a particular day within particular latitudinal zones are transmitted by radio to the control units (16) of all electrical apparatus (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Profile Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Larry G. Alt, Robert C. Florin, Joseph H. Little, Richard C. Oesterle
  • Patent number: 5254908
    Abstract: A sign board lighting control system for remotely controlling the lighting of a plurality of sign boards includes a radio transmitting device at a central location, and a radio receiving device and a lighting control unit at each sign board location. During set-up of a sign board, programming signals designating the mode of operation and the location of the sign board are transmitted by radio to the control unit associated with each sign board. Subsequently, timing signals containing a multiple-digit computer generated code designating the time of day and the time of sunrise and sunset on a particular day within particular latitudinal zones are transmitted by radio to the control units of all sign boards. Each lighting control unit interprets and responds to the timing signals in accordance with previously received programming signals to control the illumination of the sign board in accordance with a predetermined lighting protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Assignee: Profile Systems
    Inventors: Larry G. Alt, Robert C. Florin, Joseph H. Little, Richard C. Oesterle