Patents by Inventor Ronald E. Schultz

Ronald E. Schultz 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: 11351653
    Abstract: Abrasive articles including a nonwoven fibrous substrate having a plurality of fibers, and a multiplicity of shaped abrasive particles, each shaped abrasive particle adhered to a corresponding fiber, each shaped abrasive particle having a length (L) and a width (W) determined in a direction substantially orthogonal to the length, the ratio of the length to the width defining an aspect ratio (L/W) of at least 1.1, each abrasive particle is oriented relative to its corresponding fiber, and more than 50% of the abrasive particles are oriented with respect to their corresponding fiber such that the abrasive particle length extends generally outwardly away from a surface of the corresponding fiber as determined visually using the Orientation Test. The shaped abrasive particles may have the geometric shape of a polygonal prism having two faces and at least three sides thereon. Methods of making the abrasive articles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Aaron K. Nienaber, Grayce T. Huberty, Thomas J. Nelson, Ronald D. Apple, Louis S. Moren, Robinette S. Alkhas, Nathan E. Schultz, Tien T. Wu, Gerry A. Hoffdahl
  • Patent number: 9092023
    Abstract: A multicore processor for industrial control provides for the execution of separate operating systems on the cores under control of one of the cores to tailor the operating system to optimum execution of different applications of industrial control and communication. One core may provide for a reduced instruction set for execution of industrial control programs with the remaining cores providing a general-purpose instruction set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Schultz, Scot A. Tutkovics, Richard J. Grgic, James J. Kay, James W. Kenst, Daniel W. Clark
  • Publication number: 20130018484
    Abstract: A multicore processor for industrial control provides for the execution of separate operating systems on the cores under control of one of the cores to tailor the operating system to optimum execution of different applications of industrial control and communication. One core may provide for a reduced instruction set for execution of industrial control programs with the remaining cores providing a general-purpose instruction set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Ronald E. Schultz, Scot A. Tutkovics, Richard J. Grgic, James J. Kay, James W. Kenst, Daniel W. Clark
  • Patent number: 8219220
    Abstract: A multicore processor for industrial control provides for the execution of separate operating systems on the cores under control of one of the cores to tailor the operating system to optimum execution of different applications of industrial control and communication. One core may provide for a reduced instruction set for execution of industrial control programs with the remaining cores providing a general-purpose instruction set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Schultz, Scot A. Tutkovics, Richard J. Grgic, James J. Kay, James W. Kenst, Daniel W. Clark
  • Patent number: 8219221
    Abstract: A multicore processor for industrial control provides for the execution of separate operating systems on the cores under control of one of the cores to tailor the operating system to optimum execution of different applications of industrial control and communication. One core may provide for a reduced instruction set for execution of industrial control programs with the remaining cores providing a general-purpose instruction set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Schultz, Scot A. Tutkovics, Richard J. Grgic, James J. Kay, James W. Kenst, Daniel W. Clark
  • Patent number: 8108056
    Abstract: A multicore processor for industrial control provides for the execution of separate operating systems on the cores under control of one of the cores to tailor the operating system to optimum execution of different applications of industrial control and communication. One core may provide for a reduced instruction set for execution of industrial control programs with the remaining cores providing a general-purpose instruction set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Schultz, Scot A. Tutkovics, Richard J. Grgic, James J. Kay, James W. Kenst, Daniel W. Clark
  • Patent number: 8001419
    Abstract: An industrial automation controller module includes a main module and an energy storage module (ESM) releasably connected to the main module. The ESM includes a back-up electrical power source such as a battery or a capacitor that is electrically connected to processor circuitry of the main module when the ESM is physically connected to the main module. In case of interruption of operating power to the processor circuitry of the main module, the back-up power source of the ESM supplies back-up power to the main module to allow for completion of an emergency save operation to save data to non-volatile memory in the main module. If the ESM includes a capacitor back-up power source, it is charged by the main module and the capacitor charge is dissipated if the ESM is separated from the main module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Killian, Douglas R. Bodmann, Dale R. Terdan, Ronald E. Schultz, James J. Kay
  • Publication number: 20110173354
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hardware implemented connection monitoring system. A timer array establishes an input timer and an output timer for each connection between the processor and each I/O connection. A state machine periodically steps through the timer array to update the accumulated values of the timers and to monitor if any of the timers has reached a preset, timer done value. If a timer reaches the timer done value, the state machine loads the timer status into an event buffer and generates an interrupt for the processor. The processor reads the event buffer, identifies whether the expired timer was an input timer or an output timer, and takes action accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Kenwood H. Hall, Ronald E. Schultz, Ryan M. Kubiak
  • Publication number: 20090210069
    Abstract: A multicore processor for industrial control provides for the execution of separate operating systems on the cores under control of one of the cores to tailor the operating system to optimum execution of different applications of industrial control and communication. One core may provide for a reduced instruction set for execution of industrial control programs with the remaining cores providing a general-purpose instruction set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Ronald E. Schultz, Scot A. Tutkovics, Richard J. Grgic, James J. Kay, James W. Kenst, Daniel W. Clark
  • Publication number: 20090210070
    Abstract: A multicore processor for industrial control provides for the execution of separate operating systems on the cores under control of one of the cores to tailor the operating system to optimum execution of different applications of industrial control and communication. One core may provide for a reduced instruction set for execution of industrial control programs with the remaining cores providing a general-purpose instruction set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Ronald E. Schultz, Scot A. Tutkovics, Richard J. Grgic, James J. Kay, James W. Kenst, Daniel W. Clark
  • Publication number: 20090132059
    Abstract: A multicore processor for industrial control provides for the execution of separate operating systems on the cores under control of one of the cores to tailor the operating system to optimum execution of different applications of industrial control and communication. One core may provide for a reduced instruction set for execution of industrial control programs with the remaining cores providing a general-purpose instruction set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Ronald E. Schultz, Scot A. Tutkovics, Richard J. Grgic, James J. Kay, James W. Kenst, Daniel W. Clark
  • Publication number: 20090125156
    Abstract: An industrial automation controller module includes a main module and an energy storage module (ESM) releasably connected to the main module. The ESM includes a back-up electrical power source such as a battery or a capacitor that is electrically connected to processor circuitry of the main module when the ESM is physically connected to the main module. In case of interruption of operating power to the processor circuitry of the main module, the back-up power source of the ESM supplies back-up power to the main module to allow for completion of an emergency save operation to save data to non-volatile memory in the main module. If the ESM includes a capacitor back-up power source, it is charged by the main module and the capacitor charge is dissipated if the ESM is separated from the main module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES INC.,
    Inventors: Daniel E. Killian, Douglas R. Bodmann, Dale R. Terdan, Ronald E. Schultz, James J. Kay
  • Patent number: 7525798
    Abstract: An electronic module and chassis/module installation and cooling method are disclosed. The installation comprises a chassis including a metallic heat input region. An electronic module including an electronic component is adapted to be connected to the chassis. An uninterrupted thermal pathway thermally connects the electronic component of the module to the heat input region of the chassis. The thermal pathway comprises a chimney, a heat channel thermally connected to the chimney, and a heat output block thermally connected to the heat channel. A first electrically insulative non-metallic layer thermally couples the chimney to the electronic component. A second electrically insulative non-metallic layer thermally couples the heat output block to the chassis heat input region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Schultz, Kenwood H. Hall, Patrick C. Herbert, Douglas R. Bodmann, Daniel E. Killian
  • Patent number: 7487316
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and methodology to mitigate memory current requirements in an industrial controller and to facilitate efficient on-line editing, storage and retrieval of user programs and data. A segmented memory architecture is provided, wherein a first memory segment is loaded with programmed instructions and other data that is relatively static in nature. A second memory segment is provided for storage of dynamic information such as controller data table variables that change frequently and/or rapidly during program execution of the controller. An execution memory is concurrently loaded with the user program to facilitate high performance program execution and to enable on-line edits of the user program during operation of the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenwood Henry Hall, Ronald E. Schultz, Charles M. Rischar
  • Publication number: 20080253086
    Abstract: An electronic module and chassis/module installation and cooling method are disclosed. The installation comprises a chassis including a metallic heat input region. An electronic module including an electronic component is adapted to be connected to the chassis. An uninterrupted thermal pathway thermally connects the electronic component of the module to the heat input region of the chassis. The thermal pathway comprises a chimney, a heat channel thermally connected to the chimney, and a heat output block thermally connected to the heat channel. A first electrically insulative non-metallic layer thermally couples the chimney to the electronic component. A second electrically insulative non-metallic layer thermally couples the heat output block to the chassis heat input region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Ronald E. Schultz, Kenwood H. Hall, Patrick C. Herbert, Douglas R. Bodmann, Daniel E. Killian
  • Patent number: 7391610
    Abstract: An electronic module and chassis/module installation are disclosed. The installation comprises a chassis including a metallic heat input region. An electronic module including an electronic component is adapted to be connected to the chassis. An uninterrupted thermal pathway thermally connects the electronic component of the module to the heat input region of the chassis. The thermal pathway comprises a chimney, a heat channel thermally connected to the chimney, and a heat output block thermally connected to the heat channel. A first electrically insulative non-metallic layer thermally couples the chimney to the electronic component. A second electrically insulative non-metallic layer thermally couples the heat output block to the chassis heat input region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Schultz, Kenwood H. Hall, Patrick C. Herbert, Douglas R. Bodmann, Daniel E. Killian
  • Publication number: 20080080134
    Abstract: An electronic module and chassis/module installation are disclosed. The installation comprises a chassis including a metallic heat input region. An electronic module including an electronic component is adapted to be comnected to the chassis. An uninterrupted thermal pathway thermally connects the electronic component of the module to the heat input region of the chassis. The thermal pathway comprises a chimney, a heat channel thermally connected to the chimney, and a heat output block thermally connected to the heat channel A first electrically insulative non-metallic layer thermally couples the chimney to the electronic component. A second electrically insulative non-metallic layer thermally couples the heat output block to the chassis heat input region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Schultz, Kenwood H. Hall, Patrick C. Herbert, Douglas R. Bodmann, Daniel E. Killian
  • Patent number: 7340574
    Abstract: A method for identifying memory modifications includes designating a first portion of a first memory as read-only. An abort condition is identified responsive to receiving a write instruction having a target address within the first portion. In response to the abort condition, a second portion of the first memory including at least the target address is flagged as being modified. The write instruction is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenwood H. Hall, Ronald E. Schultz
  • Patent number: 6865644
    Abstract: A system and method for industrial control I/O forcing is provided. The invention includes a processor, shared memory and an I/O processor with cache memory. The invention provides for the cache memory to be loaded with I/O force data from the shared memory. The I/O processor performs I/O forcing utilizing the I/O force data stored in the cache memory. The invention further provides for the processor to notify the I/O processor in the event that I/O force data is altered during control program execution. The invention further provides for the I/O processor to refresh the cache memory (e.g., via a blocked write) after receipt of alteration of the I/O force data from the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond R. Husted, Ronald E. Schultz, Dennis J. Dombrosky, David A. Karpuszka
  • Publication number: 20030023780
    Abstract: A system and method for industrial control I/O forcing is provided. The invention includes a processor, shared memory and an I/O processor with cache memory. The invention provides for the cache memory to be loaded with I/O force data from the shared memory. The I/O processor performs I/O forcing utilizing the I/O force data stored in the cache memory. The invention further provides for the processor to notify the I/O processor in the event that I/O force data is altered during control program execution. The invention further provides for the I/O processor to refresh the cache memory (e.g., via a blocked write) after receipt of alteration of the I/O force data from the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2001
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Raymond R. Husted, Ronald E. Schultz, Dennis J. Dombrosky, David A. Karpuszka