Generic Control System, Apparatus Or Process Patents (Class 700/1)
  • Patent number: 10360506
    Abstract: The system classifies data using formal concept analysis (FCA). In a training phase, the system generates a FCA classification lattice, having a structure, using a set of training data. The set of training data comprises training presentations and classifications corresponding to the training presentations. In a classification phase, a set of test data having classes that are hierarchical in nature is classified using the structure of the FCA classification lattice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. O'Brien, James Benvenuto, Rajan Bhattacharyya
  • Patent number: 10353371
    Abstract: A system and a method for safety relevant input to a control system, the control system including a PLC which includes a non-safety control module for controlling non-safety processes, and a safety control module for controlling functional safety of processes, the system further including an operator panel for user selection of safety-related object input, wherein the system includes two communication paths between the operator panel and the safety control module, that each of the communication paths uses a different communication protocol, that each communication path goes through the non-safety control module to and from the safety control module, that the first communication path transfers object code and the second communication path transfers masked object code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ABB AG
    Inventors: Yauheni Veryha, Heinrich Neupaertl, Thomas Ewald
  • Patent number: 10326608
    Abstract: Techniques to associate user data with a mobile device are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may comprise a service support component and a storage component. The services support component may be operative to receive a data package request from a service, the data package request comprising a network identifier for a mobile device associated with a user, and exchange a data package with the service in response to the data package request. The storage component may be operative to access the data package associated with the user based on the network identifier. Other embodiments are described and claimed. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Kim, Yen-Ting Tung
  • Patent number: 10311369
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing a quantum gate operation. The system includes a first physical qubit, and a second physical qubit operatively coupled to the first physical qubit via a coupling mechanism. The first physical qubit, the second physical qubit, and the coupling mechanism form a logical qubit. At least one control mechanism is configured to provide a control signal to one of the first physical qubit, the second physical qubit, and the coupling mechanism as to adjust a Hamiltonian of the logical qubit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryan J. Epstein
  • Patent number: 10311006
    Abstract: A peripheral module for connecting Highway Addressable Remote Transducer (HART) field devices provides different HART variables to the input area of its address space for cyclic reading by a CPU unit and continuously updates these HART variables, wherein a communication area for transmitting an individual HART variable is provided in the input and output area of the address space, where the CPU unit writes a command, which specifies the current HART variable to be read, into the output area of the communication area and the peripheral module provides and updates the specified HART variable in the input area of the communication area until a time at which the CPU unit writes a new command, which specifies another HART variable to be read, into the output area in order to make the transmission of all potentially available HART variables possible in a simple manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Carsten Langolf, Norbert Rottmann
  • Patent number: 10296499
    Abstract: A method for providing mapping between a first data model and a second data model may include sending a request for metadata to a data producer providing data using the second data model. The metadata may be received from the data producer and analyzed to determine a structure of the second data model. System tables may be created based on the analysis of the metadata. The system tables may include data tables to store data from the data producer and to provide the mapping between the metadata of the second data model and the data tables in the first data model. Requests may be made to the data producer for data to be retrieved and populated in the data tables using the first data model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Matthew Borges, Tim McClements, Adam Hurst
  • Patent number: 10289178
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for detecting both single event latch-up (SEL) and electrical overvoltage stress (EOS) using a single, reconfigurable detection circuit. One example circuit capable of detecting a latch-up state and an overvoltage condition generally includes an impedance element coupled to a power supply node; a voltage divider coupled to the power supply node; a multiplexer having a first input coupled to a tap of the voltage divider, a second input coupled to a first portion of the impedance element, and a third input coupled to a second portion of the impedance element; a reference generator; and an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) having a first input coupled to an output of the multiplexer and a second input coupled to an output of the reference generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: XILINX, INC.
    Inventors: Adrian Lynam, John K. Jennings, Umanath R. Kamath, Michael J. Hart, James Karp
  • Patent number: 10289633
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a processing platform configured for integration of compliance and analytic environments. The compliance and analytic environments are implemented at least in part by the processing platform. The processing platform comprises at least a portion of a data lake at least partially shared between the compliance and analytic environments. The processing platform further comprises one or more integration mechanisms supporting interaction between the compliance and analytic environments via the data lake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: David Stephen Reiner, Nihar Nanda, Ron Tozzie
  • Patent number: 10241787
    Abstract: Embodiments of an invention for control transfer overrides are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processor includes an instruction unit to receive a control transfer instruction. The instruction unit includes a transfer override register to provide an alternative target for the control transfer instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Caprioli
  • Patent number: 10223296
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to a method of transferring configuration information for a connected object wherein the method is performed by a terminal. The method may comprise detecting a connection of a mass memory on a peripheral connector of the terminal, associating the detected mass memory with at least one item of configuration information for the connected object, obtaining the at least one item of configuration information, and transferring the at least one item of configuration information to the mass memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Halim Bendiabdallah, Geneviéve Dijoux
  • Patent number: 10220862
    Abstract: In order to avoid a collision between transport units, which are moving along a transport path of a transport assembly, and/or the collision of a transport unit with a barrier and/or the surpassing of a local speed limit, for at least one transport unit (TEi) it is preemptively determined if for the transport unit (TEi) a stopping maneuver (SMi) with a predetermined cinematic may be performed, without causing a violation of these safety requirements. In case of violation of a safety requirement, the stopping maneuver is effectively activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: B&R INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Huber, Helmut Herzog
  • Patent number: 10207402
    Abstract: Deep machine learning methods and apparatus related to manipulation of an object by an end effector of a robot. Some implementations relate to training a deep neural network to predict a measure that candidate motion data for an end effector of a robot will result in a successful grasp of one or more objects by the end effector. Some implementations are directed to utilization of the trained deep neural network to servo a grasping end effector of a robot to achieve a successful grasp of an object by the grasping end effector. For example, the trained deep neural network may be utilized in the iterative updating of motion control commands for one or more actuators of a robot that control the pose of a grasping end effector of the robot, and to determine when to generate grasping control commands to effectuate an attempted grasp by the grasping end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Sergey Levine, Peter Pastor Sampedro, Alex Krizhevsky
  • Patent number: 10155596
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inspecting an aircraft. The method displays, by a processor unit in a mobile device, a two-dimensional layout of an interior of an aircraft on a graphical user interface on the mobile device in which the two-dimensional layout includes fixed features visible within the interior of the aircraft. The method displays, by the processor unit, a three-dimensional view of a group of objects in the aircraft on the graphical user interface on the mobile device with a point-of-view at a selected distance from an object in the group of objects and in a direction when a fixed feature corresponding to the object is selected from the fixed features in the two-dimensional layout using an input system for the mobile device. The method changes, by the processor unit, the direction of the three-dimensional view in response to movement of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Christopher J. Senesac
  • Patent number: 10153957
    Abstract: A fault diagnosis method includes establishing a wireless connection with a home gateway device in a local area network, if the wireless connection is successfully established, sending a diagnosis request to the home gateway device such that the home gateway device performs fault diagnosis, and receiving a fault diagnosis result returned by the home gateway device. After successfully establishing a wireless connection with a home gateway device in a local area network, a terminal sends a diagnosis request to the home gateway device to trigger the home gateway device to perform fault diagnosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chen Song
  • Patent number: 10152040
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems and methods for remotely operating machine tools that include a stationary operating device that can operate in a control mode for controlling the machine tool or in a mode without control authorization. The methods include activating a first communication connection between a mobile communication device and the stationary operating device. The methods also include configuring the stationary operating device to operate in a mode without control authorization. The methods further include transferring control authorization from the stationary operating device to the mobile communication device by configuring the mobile communication device to operate in a remote control mode for controlling the machine tool based on transferred control authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Bauer, Christian Goerg, Andreas Kahmen, Manfred Lendle, David Heisenberg, Rainer Lohrmann
  • Patent number: 10126921
    Abstract: A field device management apparatus is communicably connected to one or more field devices. The field device management apparatus includes a communication module configured to obtain, from a field device connected to the field device management apparatus, fundamental information serving as inherent information, and one or more parameters determining operation contents, a device information storage module configured to determine device identification information based on the fundamental information, and to store, in association with the device identification information, device information including the fundamental information, the parameters, and one or more comments optionally input concerning the field devices, and a user interface module configured to generate a device information display screen that displays a list of the device information corresponding to each of the field devices which are being connected to the field device management apparatus, and that receives an edit of the device information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Ryouhei Furihata
  • Patent number: 10108171
    Abstract: A numerical controller of the invention includes a halt block specifying unit that specifies, from among blocks corresponding to unmachined sections of a machining program, a command block in which halting is allowed to occur as a halt block during an automatic operation of a machine tool, a halt position selecting unit that selects, as a position at which the automatic operation is halted, any one of a start point, an intermediate point, and an end point of the halt block, and a halting unit that halts the automatic operation at a position selected by the halt position selecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Murakawa
  • Patent number: 10091066
    Abstract: An integration system and method, for a more efficient integration of communication devices in a distributed device management system (DMS), has several FDI and OPC UA components to be applied to and/or integrated in a DMS and providing one or more processing units, in particular at least one discovery unit as well as executable data structures, to discover and determine distributed operable communication servers and/or devices, in particular independent from their location, so to say independent whether they are located within the components of the DMS like for example the FDI servers, the FDI clients, OPC UA discovery servers or stand-alone in the engineering/control/field network, as well as to a corresponding DMS comprising said system and/or performing said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Dirk Schulz
  • Patent number: 10075558
    Abstract: The invention relates to automatically integrating a device in a networked system so that a user does not have to set-up or configure the new device. A basic idea of the invention is to provide an automatic copying procedure of the functionality of a device of a networked system to a new device, which is integrated in the networked system. An embodiment of the invention provides a method for copying the functionality of a device (10; 12) of a networked system to a new device (14), comprising the automatically performed steps of: detecting a new device (14) to be integrated in the networked system (S10), determining a reference device (10; 12) of the networked system (S12; S13), and copying the functionality of the reference device to the new device (S14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Robert Van Herk
  • Patent number: 10057379
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a drilling system that comprises a drilling rig, a device box having a plurality of sensors monitoring operating parameters of the drilling rig, an OPC UA server receiving data from the plurality of the sensors, and an OPC UA client in communication with the OPC UA server. The OPC UA client has a client library between the client application layer and the client SDK layer, which converts a client application to an OPC UA operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORPORATION, SINOPEC TECH HOUSTON, LLC.
    Inventors: Jun Han, Sheng Zhan, Jinhai Zhao, Weiping Xu, Herong Zheng
  • Patent number: 10046368
    Abstract: A device and a method for processing parent parts and for sorting waste parts thereby separated. For this purpose, an optical detection unit is provided, which is configured to detect at least one geometric feature G of each waste part and to generate a control signal S corresponding to the at least one detected geometric feature G. The control signal S is transmitted to a sorting unit. The fed waste part is sorted depending on the received control signal S. It is thus possible to assign the separated waste parts to a specific parent part. This in turn enables an assignment and determination of the material of which the waste part consists, which specifically corresponds to the material of which the parent part consists. This enables the waste parts to be separated into different categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SCHULER PRESSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Daniel Pietzka, Daniel Sawatzki, Michael Werbs
  • Patent number: 10044454
    Abstract: An audio hub is disclosed including a plurality of daughterboards and a mainboard communicatively coupled to each of the plurality of daughterboards. Each of the plurality of daughterboards is associated with an audio channel and each audio channel is independent from the other of the audio channels associated with the other ones of the plurality of daughter boards. Further, each daughterboard includes at least one wireless transceiver operably configured to wirelessly transmit an audio signal associated with the corresponding audio channel from a musical instrument over a network to the audio playback device. The mainboard is configured so that, for each of the plurality of daughterboards, the mainboard is operable to independently modify at least one characteristic of the audio signal from the musical instrument before the audio signal is transmitted to the audio playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Direct Sound, LLC
    Inventors: Emmett Jay Leopardi, Stephen J. Rois, Peter J. Janssen
  • Patent number: 10042663
    Abstract: A streams manager monitors performance of a streaming application, and when the performance needs to be improved, the streams manager automatically requests virtual machines from a cloud manager. The cloud manager provisions one or more virtual machines in a cloud with the specified streams infrastructure and streams application components. The streams manager then modifies the flow graph so one or more portions of the streaming application are hosted by the virtual machines in the cloud. When performance of the streaming application indicates a virtual machine is no longer needed, the virtual machine is maintained and placed in a ready state so it can be quickly used as needed in the future without the overhead of deploying a new virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lance Bragstad, Michael J. Branson, Bin Cao, James E. Carey, Mathew R. Odden
  • Patent number: 10037019
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system having one or more development environments (2) for creating machine programs (6), in particular robot programs, and one or more machine controls (12), in particular for controlling robots. One or more machine controls (12) are represented in a development environment (2). The system is configured for the regular transmission of data from one development environment (2) to a machine control (12) and/or the reverse. A development environment (2) and a machine control (12) each preferably comprise a database (1a and 1b). The representation of a machine control (12) in a development environment (2) is carried out in that the affected databases (1a and 1b) are synchronized. Furthermore, a development environment (2) can react to changes in a machine control (12) represented therein. The invention further relates to a method for operating in such a system and a related computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: KUKA Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Keibel, Torsten Goroll
  • Patent number: 10031861
    Abstract: A server, processing device and/or processor includes a processing core and a memory controller, operatively coupled to the processing core, to access data in an off-chip memory. A memory encryption engine (MEE) may be operatively coupled to the memory controller and the off-chip memory. The MEE may store non-MEE metadata bits within a modified version line corresponding to ones of a plurality of data lines stored in a protected region of the off-chip memory, compute an embedded message authentication code (eMAC) using the modified version line, and detect an attempt to modify one of the non-MEE metadata bits by using the eMAC within a MEE tree walk to authenticate access to the plurality of data lines. The non-MEE metadata bits may store coherence bits that track changes to a cache line in a remote socket, poison bits that track error containment within the data lines, and possibly other metadata bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Siddhartha Chhabra, Binata Bhattacharyya, Raghunandan Makaram, Brian S. Morris
  • Patent number: 10031764
    Abstract: Executable files are managed. A determination is made as to whether in a second executable file there exists a function that is the same as a function called in a first executable file. A data package is generated on a portion other than the function in the first executable file and the second executable file, and the function is stored in relation to the data package. The data package includes a first address of the function in the first executable file and a second address of the function in the second executable file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jian Gang Deng, DaFei Shi, Lijun Wei, Gong Zhe
  • Patent number: 10007633
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operating a field bus coupler in a normal operating mode to connect at least one input/output module with the control computer of an industrial automation system, including receiving from the control computer via a field bus a control output value that is transmitted via a sub-bus to the at least one input/output module, and receiving from the at least one input/output module via a sub-bus a control input value that is transmitted via the field bus to the control computer. During a diagnostic mode, the apparatus is operable to assign to the at least one input/output module via the sub-bus at least one desired diagnostic output value, and to assign to the control computer via the field bus at least one desired input value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Kroner, Bjoern Griese
  • Patent number: 10002009
    Abstract: An electronic device configured to perform forensic analysis on a target device includes a data extractor, an emulator, and a user data converter. The data extractor obtains, from the target device, a source file of at least one of applications installed on the target device. The data extractor obtains, from the target device, user data generated according to the least one of the applications being executed in the target device. The emulator emulates an execution of a target application installed based on the obtained source file. The user data converter converts the obtained user data having a data structure according to a database scheme of the target device into converted user data having a data structure according to a database scheme of the emulator. The emulator emulates the execution of the target application such that the target application operates using the converted user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jae-Jin Lee, Hyeong Uk Jang, Kyung Jin Byun, Nak Woong Eum
  • Patent number: 9990363
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus of using customizable templates in process control systems are disclosed. An example method includes initializing a first process control device associated with a first protocol based on a template file and a first parameter definition file. The template file includes global variables and associated values. The first parameter definition file defines a relationship between the global variables and first local variables of at least one of the first process control device or the first protocol. The example method also includes initializing a second process control device associated with a second protocol based on the template file and a second parameter definition file. The second parameter definition file defines a relationship between the global variables and second local variables of at least one of the second process control device or the second protocol. The first protocol is different from the second protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Process Management, Valve Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: Mahesh Gade
  • Patent number: 9983897
    Abstract: A streams manager monitors performance of a streaming application, and when the performance needs to be improved, the streams manager automatically requests virtual machines from a cloud manager. The cloud manager provisions one or more virtual machines in a cloud with the specified streams infrastructure and streams application components. The streams manager then modifies the flow graph so one or more portions of the streaming application are hosted by the virtual machines in the cloud. When performance of the streaming application indicates a virtual machine is no longer needed, the virtual machine is maintained and placed in a ready state so it can be quickly used as needed in the future without the overhead of deploying a new virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lance Bragstad, Michael J. Branson, Bin Cao, James E. Carey, Mathew R. Odden
  • Patent number: 9971331
    Abstract: A monitoring device for a programmable controller can resume continuous operation from an appropriate step, when the equipment is restarted after abnormality handling process. The monitoring device includes: a read device that reads operating state information of equipment from the programmable controller during individual operation; a relationship information storage device that stores relationship information showing relationship between the first step to be executed out of the steps when the equipment is restarted after the individual operation and the operating state information; a selection device that refers to the operating state information and selects the first step to be executed when the equipment is restarted, based on the relationship information; and a command transmission device that transmits a command to change an in-execution flag of the programmable controller which shows the first step to be executed when the equipment is restarted, based on the selection result of the selection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Shimizu, Terukazu Senda
  • Patent number: 9939822
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a remote monitoring system for a fluid applicator system is disclosed. The fluid applicator system is disposed to heat and pump spray fluid, and to transmit reports including sensed temperatures, pressures, and other operational parameters of the fluid applicator system via a wireless network. The remote monitoring system comprises a data storage server, and an end user interface. The data storage server is configured to receive and archive the reports. The end user interface is configured to provide a graphical user interface based on the reports. The graphical user interface illustrates a status of the fluid handling system, sensed and commanded temperatures of the fluid handling system, sensed and commanded pressures of the fluid handling system, and usage statistics of the fluid handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Lange, Nicholas A. Pagano
  • Patent number: 9936050
    Abstract: A communication arrangement, a gate device and method for data communication between a mobile operating unit and a field device provides a certain ease in handling. The method involves a user program being loaded onto or activated on the mobile operating unit. Furthermore, data from the mobile operating unit is transmitted to a data communication device and from the data communication device to a gate device and from the gate device to a transmitting device of the field device and/or is transmitted in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: KROHNE Messtechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Gerding, Markus Dabrowski, Rene Keimling, Christian Hansen, Christoph Spiegel
  • Patent number: 9934526
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable a process to automatically attempt to select the most relevant words associated with products available for purchase from an electronic marketplace from an image frame. For example, an image frame containing text can be obtained and analyzed with an optical character recognition. The recognized words can then be preprocessed using various filtering and scoring techniques to narrow down a volume of text to a few relevant query terms. These query terms can then be sent to a search engine associated with the electronic marketplace to return relevant products to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: A9.com, INC.
    Inventors: Arnab Sunat Kumar Dhua, Douglas Ryan Gray, Xiaofan Lin, Yu Lou, Adam Wiggen Kraft, Sunil Ramesh
  • Patent number: 9926596
    Abstract: The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. Because the system in many embodiments is reusable, the system can be subject to more sophisticated and improved engineering, as compared to single use devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: GENAPSYS, INC.
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Richard T. Reel, Susanne Baumhueter, Cheryl Heiner, Frank Lee
  • Patent number: 9922581
    Abstract: The invention relates to a luminous element arrangement (A), in particular a luminous element field, comprising a plurality of luminous elements, at least one communication interface (5), in particular a bus and/or radio interface, and a converter unit (2), said converter unit (2) activating and/or deactivating the plurality of luminous elements of the luminous element arrangement (A) in response to a signal received via the communication interface (5) such that in top view onto the luminous element arrangement (A) a machine-readable code, in particular a one-dimensional or two-dimensional, machine-readable code is represented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: TRIDONIC GMBH & CO KG
    Inventor: Jens Herter
  • Patent number: 9904785
    Abstract: An industrial controller resistant to malicious attacks may provide a graduated response employing the elements of the control system to reduce access to the control system, log data, and announce intrusion based on a dynamically evolving assessment of the severity of any detected security issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sujeet Chand, David A. Vasko, Timothy Patrick Boppre, David A. Snyder, Alex Laurence Nicoll, Brian J. McMullen, Daniel B. Seger, John B. Dart
  • Patent number: 9895802
    Abstract: Methods and systems for robot cloud computing are described. Within examples, cloud-based computing generally refers to networked computer architectures in which application execution and storage may be divided, to some extent, between client and server devices. A robot may be any device that has a computing ability and interacts with its surroundings with an actuation capability (e.g., electromechanical capabilities). A client device may be configured as a robot including various sensors and devices in the forms of modules, and different modules may be added or removed from robot depending on requirements. In some example, a robot may be configured to receive a second device, such as mobile phone, that may be configured to function as an accessory or a “brain” of the robot. A robot may interact with the cloud to perform any number of actions, such as to share information with other cloud computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Hickman, Anthony G. Francis, Thor Lewis
  • Patent number: 9899037
    Abstract: A method of determining an emotion of an utterance. The method can include receiving the utterance at a processor-based device comprising an audio engine. The method also can include extracting emotion-related acoustic features from the utterance. The method additionally can include comparing the emotion-related acoustic features to a plurality of emotion models that are representative of emotions. The method further can include selecting a model from the plurality of emotion models based on the comparing the emotion-related acoustic features to the plurality of emotion models. The method additionally can include outputting the emotion of the utterance, wherein the emotion corresponds to the selected model. Other embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: LENA FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Terrance D. Paul, Dongxin D. Xu, Sharmistha Sarkar Gray, Umit Yapanel, Jill S. Gilkerson, Jeffrey A. Richards
  • Patent number: 9898324
    Abstract: A streams manager monitors performance of a streaming application, and when the performance needs to be improved, the streams manager automatically requests virtual machines from a cloud manager. The cloud manager provisions one or more virtual machines in a cloud with the specified streams infrastructure and streams application components. The streams manager then modifies the flow graph so one or more portions of the streaming application are hosted by the virtual machines in the cloud. When performance of the streaming application indicates a virtual machine is no longer needed, the virtual machine is maintained and placed in a ready state so it can be quickly used as needed in the future without the overhead of deploying a new virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lance Bragstad, Michael J. Branson, Bin Cao, James E. Carey, Mathew R. Odden
  • Patent number: 9892011
    Abstract: A master device is configured to perform a method that includes receiving highway addressable remote transducer (HART) device data of a HART slave device connected to PROFIBUS RIO Slave. The method also includes identifying a device description (DD) file associated with the HART slave device using the HART device data that is collected automatically based on the PROFIBUS slave Profile index before even configuring the HART device in the system. The method further includes performing one or more device communication functions with the HART slave device to collect the data automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Sethupathy Viswanathan, Kranthi Kumar Paluvadi, Ananda Huchappa Shastry
  • Patent number: 9891636
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a controlling device and method for a Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning system. The controlling device includes a building heat load module, a data collecting module, an optimization module, and a controller. A building heat load model is established according to building envelope data. Field information data and setup data are collected. The building heat load model, the field information data, and the setup data are integrated to produce optimal setup data by optimal computation. According to the optimal setup data, the HVAC system proceeds to modulate room temperature, room humidity, or gas concentration to achieve functions of maintaining indoor thermal comfort and energy conservation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Min-Der Wu, Yau-Bin Yang, Yang-Guang Liu, Meng-Yen Tsai, Min-Ju Lin, Wei-Da Tu
  • Patent number: 9891942
    Abstract: A streams manager monitors performance of a streaming application, and when the performance needs to be improved, the streams manager automatically requests virtual machines from a cloud manager. The cloud manager provisions one or more virtual machines in a cloud with the specified streams infrastructure and streams application components. The streams manager then modifies the flow graph so one or more portions of the streaming application are hosted by the virtual machines in the cloud. When performance of the streaming application indicates a virtual machine is no longer needed, the virtual machine is maintained and placed in a ready state so it can be quickly used as needed in the future without the overhead of deploying a new virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lance Bragstad, Michael J. Branson, Bin Cao, James E. Carey, Mathew R. Odden
  • Patent number: 9882520
    Abstract: To be able to activate a smoothing filter for a setpoint, with which the movement of a drive axis (A, Ai) of a drive unit (AE) can also be controlled during the movement without a negative effect on the movement, it is provided that the smoothing filter (10) is initialized with a setpoint profile (Sinit) so that a current movement phase ((S0, {dot over (S)}0, . . . , S0(x))) is continued continuously and the repeated time derivative (S(x+1)) of the highest time derivative (S(x)) of the setpoint (S(t), S(k)) is limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: B&R INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Huber, Helmut Herzog
  • Patent number: 9871867
    Abstract: Disclosed is a message processing unit provided in a PLC system including a master and a plurality of slaves. The message processing unit is provided to each of the slaves and includes a first filter configured to receive a message transmitted from the master and to determine whether the message is a broadcast message, a second filter configured to receive the message delivered from the first filter and to determine whether the message is a message-to-be-processed, and a processor configured to process the message he delivered from the first filter or the second filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hwa-Soo Ryu
  • Patent number: 9864834
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for classifying high-resolution melt (“HRM”) curves, and, more specifically, to a method and system for classifying HRM curves by genotype where the curves are represented by a mathematical function with varying coefficient values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Syracuse University
    Inventors: Jonathan David Adelman, William Ryon McKay, Jacquelyn Lillis, Katherine Lawson
  • Patent number: 9851712
    Abstract: A configuration system, for a process control system configured to perform process control, the configuration system includes, not limited to, a) an editor configured to perform one of generate and update one of a definition module and an application module, wherein a set of the definition module and the application module comprises control logic and design data for a part of an industrial plant. The editor includes, not limited to, a-1) a definition module generator configured to generate or update one of a definition module control logic and an application module control logic based on the definition module design data. The editor is implemented by one or more processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Kambe, Alexander Yap, Wilfred Woon Yew Teo, Hideki Murata, Prakash Mariappan, Acelython Ordillo Navarro, Hiroshi Iriguchi
  • Patent number: 9851707
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for configuring a plurality of field devices is provided. The method includes defining a configuration template and mapping the configuration template to a plurality of field devices. The defined configuration template is automatically applied to the plurality of field devices. A method of verifying field device configuration information is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott N. Hokeness, Marcos A. Peluso, Charles H. Pille, Paul J. Hurt, Nghy A. Hong, Qian (Jane) Xiao
  • Patent number: 9846889
    Abstract: In one example of smart appliance registration, a system comprises an electric device that is configured to transmit a unique identifier upon activation, a smart meter that is configured to receive the unique identifier and to further transmit the unique identifier, and a monitoring entity configured to receive the unique identifier from the smart meter for device-specific profiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Shmuel Ur
  • Patent number: 9846787
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are described for implementing a trusted dynamic launch and trusted platform module (TPM) using a secure enclave. For example, a computer-implemented method according to one embodiment of the invention comprises: initializing a secure enclave in response to a first command, the secure enclave comprising a trusted software execution environment which prevents software executing outside the enclave from having access to software and data inside the enclave; and executing a trusted platform module (TPM) from within the secure enclave, the trusted platform module securely reading data from a set of platform control registers (PCR) in a processor or chipset component into a memory region allocated to the secure enclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Simon P. Johnson, Vincent R. Scarlata, Willard M. Wiseman