Operator Interface (e.g., Display With Control) Patents (Class 700/17)
  • Patent number: 10691086
    Abstract: Motorized window treatments may each adjust a position of a covering material to allow light into a space in a building. The control information for controlling the motorized window treatments may be stored and/or accessed to understand how the motorized window treatments are operating. The control information may indicate a control state and/or a position of the covering material when an identified daylight intensity is being received at the space. The control information may inform a user of the operation of the motorized window treatments and allow the user to adjust various control parameters by which the motorized window treatments may be controlled. Recommended adjustments may also be provided to the user based on a user-identified problem with the operation of the motorized window treatments. The recommended adjustments to the control parameters may be accepted by the user and may be stored for being accessed and/or edited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Lundy, Brent Protzman
  • Patent number: 10685127
    Abstract: Provided is a computer-implemented method for automatically preserving privacy in a user interface. The method includes detecting privacy objects that are being presented via a UI of a computing device to a first user. A security status of the UI is evaluated based at least in part on analyzing audio captured by an audio capture device of the computing device. A privacy mode of the UI that executes privacy actions that are associated with the detected privacy objects is activated based on determining that the security status is in an unsecure state. The privacy mode is deactivated based on determining that the security status has changed from the unsecure state to a secure state, in which determining that the security status has changed from unsecure to secure is based on analyzing the audio captured by the audio capture device of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashish Kundu, Amit Anil Nanavati, Danny Soroker
  • Patent number: 10669519
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to methods and systems for customizing protocols for use with a cell expansion system. Through a user interface, a user may create a custom task for loading, growing and/or harvesting cells. A custom task may comprise one or more steps, in which a user may add or omit steps, as desired. Data may be entered for settings associated with a custom task, in which embodiments provide for such data to be entered each time the custom task is performed. In another embodiment, the settings for a custom task may be configured, in which such settings may be stored and retrieved upon selection of the custom task. Customization and configuration of a custom task may occur using a diagram view of the cell expansion system, in which process settings are associated with graphical user interface elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Terumo BCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Allan Stanton, IV, Glen Delbert Antwiler, Patrick J. Howley, Michael E. Kinzie, Jon A. Dodd, Casey V. Medina
  • Patent number: 10663929
    Abstract: A long-haul process control plant includes a process control system which controls industrial processes running within the plant, and a safety instrumented system, servicing the process control system, which detects safety-related problems within the plant and communicates safety messages within and between portions of the process plant, e.g., to effect a trip or other mitigating action. To transmit safety messages between remotely located portions of the process plant via a low-bandwidth long-haul link, a safety data concentrator combines individual safety messages generated by the safety logic solvers disposed at one portion of the plant into a concentrated safety message, and transmits the concentrated safety message to a safety data de-concentrator in the remote portion of the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary K. Law, Godfrey R. Sherriff
  • Patent number: 10659518
    Abstract: This application is directed to enabling interaction between computer devices. An application is executed at a first computer device to access Internet-based media content sources and display media items provided thereby on a display device coupled to the first computer device. The first computer device transmits an information item and a command to a second computer device. In some implementations, the information item includes a selectable display element corresponding to one of the Internet-based media content sources, and the second computer device is configured to display the selectable display element of the information item. In response to a user selection of the selectable display item at the second computer device, the first computer device receives the command from the second computer device, and executes the command in relation to the Internet-based media content sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Jeff Ting Yann Lu
  • Patent number: 10641826
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to identifying intermittent faults in a unit under test (UUT), and to mapping interconnections between connection points in a UUT. In one scenario, a testing apparatus includes an interface for electrically attaching the UUT to a testing module and an input circuit for supplying an individual stimulus signal to each unpowered connection point in the UUT. The testing apparatus also includes an active intermittence detecting circuit electronically connected to each connecting point in the UUT. A stimulus signal is applied simultaneously to each connecting line, so that an intermittent fault on any line will generate a trigger on those connection lines that have an intermittent fault. The testing apparatus also includes a logic circuit that determines when a trigger has been generated on the UUT, determines the connection point of the trigger, assigns a timestamp to the intermittent fault, and generates reporting data for the intermittent fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL SYNAPTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Patrick Kelly, Jayson Kelly, Brent Sorensen, Paul Sorensen
  • Patent number: 10638569
    Abstract: A lighting module (100) arranged to be attached to a luminaire (110) is disclosed. The lighting module (100) comprises at least one light source (102) for rendering a light output, and a processor (104) arranged for determining if the lighting module (100) has been attached to the luminaire (110). The processor (104) is further arranged for setting the lighting module (100) to a first mode of operation if the lighting module (100) has been attached to the luminaire (110), and for setting the lighting module (100) to a second mode of operation if the lighting module (100) has been detached from the luminaire (110). The light output of the at least one light source (102) is controlled dependent on a light setting of the luminaire (110) when the lighting module (100) is in the first mode of operation, and the light output of the at least one light source (102) is controlled independent on the light setting of the luminaire (110) when the lighting module (100) is in the second mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Dirk Valentinus René Engelen, Philip Steven Newton, Tim Dekker, Ramon Antoine Wiro Clout
  • Patent number: 10620917
    Abstract: A system for designing automation applications based on input from a user includes a library interface, a three-dimensional workspace, a simulation engine, and controller code generation unit. The library interface is configured to receive a user selection of a plurality of components from a library of components. The three-dimensional workspace is configured to display the components and create a system design in the three-dimensional workspace using the components based on one or more instructions provided by the user. The simulation engine is configured to generate simulation code based on the system design in the three-dimensional workspace and execute the simulation code in response to a command from the user. One or more of the components in the three-dimensional workspace may be animated during execution of the simulation code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Richard Gary McDaniel
  • Patent number: 10606562
    Abstract: The preferred embodiments described below include methods, systems and computer readable media for generating programmable logic controller (PLC) code based on a connectivity model in a multidisciplinary engineering system. The connectivity model provides interfaces 613 and 617 and connections 619 between various aspects of the multidisciplinary engineering system to provide engineering data, code scripts, executables, calls and other information that is used to generate PLC code. Code generation rules 621 are employed utilizing the engineering data, code scripts, executables, calls and other information received using the connectivity model to generate PLC code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Oswin Noetzelmann, Rami Reuveni, Attila Labas, Marine Durel, Andreas Wannagat, Victor Robert Hambridge, Andrew Dylla
  • Patent number: 10599111
    Abstract: A wearable embedded control system, including at least one remote device and at least one wearable hand device. The wearable hand device includes a plurality of light emitting diodes coupled to a plurality of light dependent resistors wherein the light emitting diodes and the light dependent resistors are fixed along at least one finger of the wearable hand device. The wearable hand device further includes a signal conditioning circuit configured to filter an ambient light signal, and a single board computer including processing circuitry configured to detect a presence of light emitted by the plurality of light emitting diodes and received by the plurality of light dependent resistors, determine one or more integer values corresponding to the presence of light received by the plurality of light dependent resistors, and transmit the one or more integer values to the remote device via a real-time Data Distribution Service middleware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Basem Mohammed Almadani, Farouq Muhammad Aliyu
  • Patent number: 10599110
    Abstract: A wearable embedded control system, including at least one remote device and at least one wearable hand device. The wearable hand device includes a plurality of light emitting diodes coupled to a plurality of light dependent resistors wherein the light emitting diodes and the light dependent resistors are fixed along at least one finger of the wearable hand device. The wearable hand device further includes a signal conditioning circuit configured to filter an ambient light signal, and a single board computer including processing circuitry configured to detect a presence of light emitted by the plurality of light emitting diodes and received by the plurality of light dependent resistors, determine one or more integer values corresponding to the presence of light received by the plurality of light dependent resistors, and transmit the one or more integer values to the remote device via a real-time Data Distribution Service middleware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Basem Mohammed Almadani, Farouq Muhammad Aliyu
  • Patent number: 10599307
    Abstract: Described is a system and methodology, in which information is exchanged and/or updated within data-driven engineering schematics and various data management systems within an operating facility. The integration of plant data management systems with data-driven engineering schematics, such as piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID), process flow diagrams (PFDs) and isometric drawings is an innovation that provides numerous benefits to multiple plant disciplines, including but not limited to Engineering, Operations, Maintenance, Procurement, Environmental, and Safety personnel. In addition to data exchange, described methods and systems within the graphical user interface are capable of generating alerts and initiating to changes to resolve data inconsistencies for a particular component represented in two or more data systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Environmental Intellect, LLC
    Inventors: Shane E. Kling, Jess M. Askey
  • Patent number: 10599115
    Abstract: A building management system includes a plurality of devices of building equipment and a controller configured to associate a space with a first group of devices that serve the space. The controller is also configured to select a space profile from a plurality of selectable space profiles. At least two of the space profiles are associated with a different type of space serving a different function. The space profile includes a plurality of job profiles. Each job profile includes a space use case profile that identifies how to accomplish at least a part of the job associated with the job profile. The controller is also configured to select the space use case profile and control at least some of the first group of devices in accordance with the space use case profile to execute a space use case that accomplishes at least the part of the job associated with the job profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Sheri L. Meyer, Beth A. Ray, Radu M. Dorneanu, Rachel D. M. Ellerman
  • Patent number: 10595200
    Abstract: A secure vehicle communication system relies on credentials to provide security. A credential includes a private key and a digital certificate. A generic credential file format that is generalized to hold information from multiple credential file formats is provided. Various optimizations enhance the efficiency of the security system, keys may be pre-derived to reduce latency and digital certificates may be sorted and pre-loaded to reduce start-up time. An API may be provided to provide a common interface that abstracts away hardware dependency of secure hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: OnBoard Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Howard Etzel, James Patrick Coleman, Christopher Lee Savina, Michael Twomey Cox
  • Patent number: 10592492
    Abstract: One or more processors receive operational data. The operational data includes two or more fields that contain an identical type of data as two or more fields within a master table. One or more processors generate a plurality of first unique identifiers from the two or more fields within the operational data and the master table. One or more processors determine a match between a pair of the plurality of first unique identifiers. The match is between a first unique identifier included in a operational data record and a first unique identifier included in a master table record. One or more processors determine a second unique identifier from the master table record. One or more processors generate an operational table record that includes the second unique identifier and at least a portion of the operational data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vaibhav S. Dantale, Samar T. Desai
  • Patent number: 10564615
    Abstract: An equipment controller in a building management system (BMS) includes a feature detector and a dynamic point list generator. The feature detector is configured to receive sensor input from a sensor and determine a set of features available to the equipment controller based on the sensor input. The dynamic point list generator is configured to determine unavailable features based on the set of available features and identify one or more points in a complete point list associated with the set of unavailable features. The dynamic point list generator is configured to generate a dynamic point list by removing the identified points from the complete point list and expose the dynamic point list to a BMS controller communicably connected to the equipment controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Christopher R. Amundson, David A. Kondrad, Kraig D. Ritmanich, Aron M. Seiler, Jameel Ahmed, Curtis C. Crane, Vivek V. Gupta, Daniel F. Leising, Brandon A. Sloat, Lisa E. Strand
  • Patent number: 10557833
    Abstract: A method is disclosed provide a method of collecting a group of scan data files and organizing those files for batch data processing to produce a weld indications table for each scan data file in a prioritized manner. The invention also provides a procedure for controlling the pre-processing of each file by extracting meta-data held in an ultrasonic data file and from such data determine whether the testing data is valid for review. A series of rules may be used by a selection engine to control a batch list of files for data processing and for review after data processing so that time by a weld inspector may be optimized for each construction project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: VeriPhase, Inc.
    Inventors: John Mark Davis, Archibald Leach Cobbs, Charles Allan Hansen, Nicholas James Bublitz, Samuel Matthew Davis
  • Patent number: 10551351
    Abstract: A system is disclosed that increases the efficiency of a weld inspector by reducing the amount of weld data that needs to be examined for any non-destructive (“NDT”) phased array and time-of-flight, diffraction ultrasonic testing of welds. The system reads ultrasonic testing data from an NDT scan of a series of metal welds and creates a table of target weld indications ranked by a series of filters representative of predetermined exclusion and significance criteria. The invention acts as a weld analysis concentrator by focusing the attention of an inspector on potential weld flaws that merit their attention, thereby increasing the efficiency of the inspector. The process typically reduces 95% to 98% of the ultrasonic weld testing data that must be reviewed by the inspector, while retaining flaw indications necessary for an inspector's competent review in conformity with various code requirements and regulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: VeriPhase, Inc.
    Inventors: John Mark Davis, Archibald Leach Cobbs, Samuel Matthew Davis, Charles Allan Hansen
  • Patent number: 10548203
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for bidirectional communication between a command unit and a plurality of LED control units connected thereto. In accordance with the invention, it is possible to supply control commands to LED control units with high speed, or to return execution results from these control units to a command unit. Therefore, the present invention provides for a highly efficient and thus highly performant method for communication between several serially connected control units. Furthermore, the invention is directed to a respective device for bidirectional communication as well as a computer program product including control commands for implementation of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Inova Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventor: Roland Neumann
  • Patent number: 10548078
    Abstract: Managing power-consuming resources on a first computing device by adjusting data delivery from a plurality of second computing devices based on a state of the first computing device. The state of the first computing device is provided to the second computing devices to alter the data delivery. In some embodiments, the first computing device provides the second computing devices with actions or commands relating to data delivery based on the device state. For example, the second computing devices are instructed to store the data, forward the data, forward only high priority data, or perform other actions. Managing the data delivery from the second computing devices preserves battery life of the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anh P. Tran, John Mark Miller, Steven Oliver Elliott, Lloyd Alfred Moore
  • Patent number: 10543543
    Abstract: A table saw includes a saw control unit and a wireless communication module dock defining a docking position. A wireless communication module is configured to be removably received in the docking position, the wireless communication module being operably connected to the saw control unit when received in the docking position. The wireless communication module includes an antenna and a wireless transceiver, the antenna and the wireless transceiver being configured to implement a first wireless communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Eric R. Laliberte, Brian C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10528013
    Abstract: A building management system (BMS) interface system. The BMS interface system includes a user interface and a BMS controller in communication with the user interface. The BMS controller includes a processor. The processor is configured to display a graphical scheduling interface on the user interface and receive a scheduling input from the user interface. The processor is further configured to extract one or more scheduling elements from the received scheduling input and convert the scheduling elements into one or more BMS data objects. The processor is further configured to update the graphical scheduling interface displayed on the user interface. The processor is also configured to execute one or more scheduling instructions based on the received scheduling input, wherein the scheduling instructions are associated with the operation of one or more BMS devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Ryan A. Piaskowski, Nicole Ann Madison, Beth Ray, Adam R. Grabowski, Alan S. Schwegler, Garrett Wiens-Kind, Joseph M. Mueller, Jonathan M. Schwabe
  • Patent number: 10518206
    Abstract: A method includes initiating, by a controller of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (“HVAC”) system, a filter calibration procedure, curve fitting a first line based on a plurality of static pressure measurements and corresponding flowrates of air, and generating a second line based on the first line. The method further includes determining a first static pressure measurement sensed by at least one sensor in response to determining that a first flowrate of air has been moved by the at least one blower and comparing the first static pressure value to a predicted static pressure value of the second line, the predicted static pressure value corresponding to the first flowrate of air. The method further includes determining that an air filter of the HVAC system has no more usable life in response to determining that the first static pressure value is greater than the predicted static pressure value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Hingorani, Henry Greist, Peter Hrejsa
  • Patent number: 10510127
    Abstract: A thermostat for a building space includes a communications interface, an electronic display, and a processing circuit. The communications interface is configured to receive service provider information via a network connection. The electronic display includes a user interface configured to display the service provider information. The processing circuit is configured to determine when to display the service provider information on the electronic display by monitoring thermostat events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Jedidiah O. Bentz, Brian D. Rigg, Theresa N. Gillette, Tom R. Tasker, Tyler McCune, John W. Uerkvitz, Shaun B. Atchison, Daniel S. Middleton, Aneek Muhammad Noor, William P. Alberth, Jr., Joseph R. Ribbich
  • Patent number: 10498552
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can present accessory state information. For example, the computing device can receive accessory state information from various accessories and present status items representing the current state of the accessories. The status items can be prioritized according to classifications assigned to accessories and/or accessory state information. The status items can be filtered based on a role assigned to the user of the computing device. Additional implementations and details are described in the paragraphs that follow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Smith, Reed Olsen, Kevin McLaughlin, Anush Nadathur
  • Patent number: 10496062
    Abstract: A programmable controller according to an embodiment includes a connection interface, a storage, and a controller. The connection interface can be connected with an external storage. The storage stores information for authentication. The controller accepts control for the programmable controller when the external storage is connected to the connection interface and the external storage is authenticated based on identification information stored in the external storage and the information for authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Eigo Fukai, Makoto Toko
  • Patent number: 10471347
    Abstract: A non-limiting example of a first information processing apparatus controls a first object in a virtual space according to an input by a user of the first information processing apparatus, and sends object information about the first object to a second information processing apparatus. The second information processing apparatus receives the object information from the first information processing apparatus. The second information processing apparatus calculates a predicted position that is taken later than a current position of the first object in the first information processing apparatus, based on the received object information, and a delay time in communication between the first information processing apparatus and the second information processing apparatus. The second information processing apparatus executes a game process based on the predicted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Hinoshita, Fumiya Suto, Yuta Ogura
  • Patent number: 10475207
    Abstract: A forecasting neural network receives data and extracts features from the data. A recurrent neural network included in the forecasting neural network provides forecasted features based on the extracted features. In an embodiment, the forecasting neural network receives an image, and features of the image are extracted. The recurrent neural network forecasts features based on the extracted features, and pose is forecasted based on the forecasted features. Additionally or alternatively, additional poses are forecasted based on additional forecasted features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Jimei Yang, Yu-Wei Chao, Scott Cohen, Brian Price
  • Patent number: 10475344
    Abstract: Communication systems and methods for a vehicle are provided and include a memory storing a high priority queue and a low priority queue, the high priority queue storing first communication messages from first remote vehicles and the low priority queue storing second communication messages from second remote vehicles. A controller receives a communication message from a remote vehicle, applies a filter criteria to the communication message from the remote vehicle, and stores the communication message in one of the high priority queue or the low priority queue based on applying the filter criteria. The controller processes and decodes the first communication messages in the high priority queue at a first processing rate and processes and decodes the second communication messages in the low priority queue at a second processing rate. The first processing rate is higher than the second processing rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Joe Stinnett
  • Patent number: 10466663
    Abstract: Embodiments provide systems, methods and apparatus for a computer implemented graphical user interface (GUI) for monitoring and controlling an energy management system (EMS) in real time. The GUI includes a card carousel GUI control wherein the card carousel GUI control includes a plurality of cards arranged in a sequence, each card displaying a unique set of status information about related EMS parameters, wherein the unique set of status information of each card is concurrently visible. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Jo S. Soo, Jeff Walz, Tuan Le, Touhid Khan
  • Patent number: 10444720
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a power tool in control of a vacuum. In response to activation input, the power tool controls a motor for driving power tool operation and wirelessly transmits a control signal to a vacuum. In response to receiving the control signal, the vacuum controls a motor for driving operation of the vacuum. The power tool, the vacuum, or both include a wireless communication pairing butting for paring the power tool and the vacuum. The power tool and/or the vacuum may be cordless and powered by a battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRICAL TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Post, Kellen Carey, Gareth Mueckl, Jeremy R. Ebner, Tauhira Hoossainy
  • Patent number: 10444724
    Abstract: A model that is stored in a memory is accessed. The model describes a visualization of information related to the operation of one or more industrial control machines or systems. Display information is received from the one or more industrial machines or systems. Context information is received from one or more sensors, or from user input. A display screen is graphically rendered at a graphical display unit to the one or more users. The content of the display screen is based upon the model, the display information, and the context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Chandran Elumalai, Robert Molden, Chandra Sunkara, James Blanchette, Prasad Pai
  • Patent number: 10432328
    Abstract: An automatic system level testing (ASLT) system for testing smart devices is disclosed. The system comprises a system controller operable to be coupled with a smart device in an enclosure, wherein the system controller comprises a memory comprising test logic and a processor. The system also comprises the enclosure, wherein the enclosure comprises a plurality of components, the plurality of components comprising: (i) a robotic arm comprising a stylus, wherein the stylus is operable to manipulate the smart device to simulate human interaction therewith; and (ii) a platform comprising a device holder, wherein the device holder is operable to receive a smart device inserted there into. The processor is configured to automatically control the smart device and the plurality of components in accordance with the test logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: w2bi, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Diperna, Ira Leventhal, Keith Schaub, Artun Kutchuk
  • Patent number: 10426055
    Abstract: A method for upgrading a portion of a process control system from a legacy programmable logic controller (PLC) to a non-PLC process controller is disclosed. A mounting rack sized to fit into a space occupied by legacy hardware is assembled and populated with replacement hardware that includes an I/O card, an I/O terminal block, and a custom interface module. The custom interface module is coupled to the I/O card via the I/O terminal block and to a plurality of process control field devices via a legacy wiring mechanism coupled to legacy wiring of the process control system, without requiring modification or re-termination of the legacy wiring. The legacy wiring mechanism is disconnected from the legacy hardware, the rack containing the legacy hardware is removed and replaced with the mounting rack, and the legacy wiring mechanism is coupled to the custom interface module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: William Scott Ross, James Aaron Crews
  • Patent number: 10419526
    Abstract: A plant control system includes a controller configured to control a plant by using process data, the controller transmitting the process data to a field device and receiving the process data from the field device, the controller obtaining field information indicating a state of the field device from the field device, the field device being installed in the plant, and the field device performing at least one of a measurement and a manipulation which are necessary for the control of the plant, and a manager configured to manage a state of the plant by collecting the field information from the field device, wherein at least one of the controller and the manager creates information indicating a normality of the plant by using the field information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Makishima, Toshiyuki Emori, Masahiro Sakai
  • Patent number: 10409236
    Abstract: Smart home controller working with a household appliance, or a household appliance with the controller installed, and in particular refrigeration apparatus with a controller. The appliance has an auxiliary operation initiated automatically based on user activity, and the controller provides an auxiliary operation suppression unit configured to prevent said user activity from automatically triggering said auxiliary operation. The controller may be connected to operate the auxiliary operation suppression unit based on a calendar and locally calculated daylight times. The controller is useful for preventing refrigerator lights and the like from turning on when not wanted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Shemon Cohen
  • Patent number: 10394736
    Abstract: Provided is an I/O module including: a first interface including connectors each of which is connected to a field device; a second interface connected to a controller that controls the field device; a third interface connected to an external setting device that outputs a setting instruction; and a setting adjustor configured to set tag information, which identifies each of the connectors, to each of the connectors based on the setting instruction input from the setting device via the third interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mori, Nobuaki Ema
  • Patent number: 10395083
    Abstract: “Publishers” generate individual QR codes which may be either displayed on a smartphone or printed on a physical label, and “consumers” scan and decode those codes for secure and private communication with the publishers, without either party knowing the phone number or email address of the other party. At least one profile associated with the publisher is an anonymous profile that permits the disclosure of only a specified subset of the otherwise available information about that publisher, and that information is not directly embodied in the displayed code, but rather is stored on a secure remote server which is selectively accessible by the consumer. If both parties have not authorized the release of their respective names and phone numbers (or other public contact information) to the other party by exchanging respective public profiles within a predetermined time period, any associated temporary contact numbers are disabled and all anonymous contact information is deleted from the remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Vatche Papazian
  • Patent number: 10372311
    Abstract: A display control device includes a sift portion that sifts a transition request event stored in a queue. The sift portion monitors the queue. When the queue stores several transition request events corresponding to the same type of screen-image after transition, the sift portion retains the most recent one of the transition request events and discards the other transition request events corresponding to the same type of screen-image after transition. This can decrease transition request events stored in the queue compared to a case of not sifting transition request events and reduce a possibility of generating a delay. The sift portion does not sift a transition request event that transitions to a different type of screen-image. This can display the type of screen-image a user intends to display based on his or her manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunao Yamada, Masakazu Itou
  • Patent number: 10359906
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an approach for populating a virtual environment with objects. In one embodiment, an editing application may track a handheld device using sensor data from a camera, by following an image displayed on the handheld device's screen. The editing application then updates the position of an object in the virtual environment according to the tracked position of the handheld device. Initially, the handheld device may be placed at a fixed location for calibration purposes, during which the editing application initializes a mapping between the virtual and physical environments. To add an object to the virtual environment, a user may select the object on the handheld device. The user may then place the object at a desired location and orientation in the virtual environment by moving the handheld device in the physical environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Sumner, Gioacchino Noris
  • Patent number: 10352578
    Abstract: An apparatus and method controls an environmental control system to maintain a differential pressure between a room and one or more adjacent areas by (1) determining a differential pressure error based on the differential pressure and a differential pressure set point using a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller; (2) increasing an air change per hour set point whenever one or more first parameters are satisfied; (3) decreasing the air change per hour set point whenever one or more second parameters are satisfied; and (4) sending one or more control signals to the environmental control system that maintain the differential pressure between the room and the one or more adjacent areas by adjusting: (a) the leading airflow to be approximately equal to the air flow change set point multiplied by a volume of the room divided by 60, and (b) the tracking airflow to maintain a volume differential set point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventor: Curtis D. Adkerson
  • Patent number: 10339255
    Abstract: A program development support device includes: a first display control module that displays, in response to selection of any input/output unit connected to the safety controller, a first image object representing an external appearance and input/output terminals of the selected input/output unit; and a second display control module that displays, together with the first image object, a second image object representing a safety device and a circuit configuration of the safety device, the safety device being set to be allocated to any of the input/output terminals of the selected input/output unit. For an input/output terminal to which each safety device is allocated, the input/output terminal represented by the first image object and the circuit configuration represented by the second image object are displayed in association with each other by the program development support device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroko Sakurai, Nobuyuki Takuma, Ryosuke Fujimura, Hiromu Suganuma, Asahi Matsui
  • Patent number: 10330099
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining the health of a compressor are disclosed. In one embodiment, a prognostic-diagnostic unit (PDU) compares expected compressor power consumption, based on current operating conditions of the HVAC system, to actual compressor power consumption. If the actual power consumption is within a predefined range of the expected power consumption under current operational conditions, the HVAC system is determined to be operating properly. If the actual power consumption deviates from the expected power consumption, a fault is indicated. An appropriate action is taken, such as displaying a fault alert, transmitting a fault message to another device, and storing information relating to the fault for later retrieval to assist troubleshooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Don A. Schuster, Thomas Reed, Chuan Yan
  • Patent number: 10333732
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for controlling electronically controllable devices and systems in public and private buildings and a method for controlling electronically controlling devices and systems in public and private buildings. Thus, the arrangements and methods for building automation are improved so that a user can generate combined control routines which comply with his wishes without prior knowledge of the effect of the individual control commands. Furthermore, the control routines are proposed to the user upon request by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: iHaus AG
    Inventors: Robert Klug, Dieter Meiller, Hans Martin Roth
  • Patent number: 10317516
    Abstract: Provided is an optical safety system that enables simplification of an editing operation for area designation information. A safety scanner includes an intrusion sensing section that determines the presence or absence of an intruder into a protection area. The setting support device includes a pseudo determination information generation section that determines a presence or absence of an intruder into a protection area on the basis of an area designation information before being transmitted to the safety scanner and a distance measurement information received from the safety scanner and generates a pseudo determination information indicating the determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Tomoshi, Kentaro Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10303581
    Abstract: Various techniques for interacting with a test case via a graphical model are disclosed. For example, one method involves displaying a first icon, which represents a first testing activity within a test case; displaying a second icon, which represents a second testing activity within the test case; and displaying a connector, which couples the first icon and the second icon. An assertion (e.g., against test results obtained by performing the first testing activity) is associated with the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventor: John Joseph Michelsen
  • Patent number: 10296164
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems are disclosed for multi-module process control management. A multi-module view is presented, via a user interface, including a plurality of control modules corresponding to functions of a control process. The multi-module view provides a first set of configuration capabilities associated with the control modules, including the capability to logically connect respective ones of the control modules. In response to the selection of one of the control modules of the multi-module view, a single-module view is presented, via the user interface, including a functional block associated with the selected one of the control modules of the multi-module view. The single-module view provides a second set of configuration capabilities associated with the functional block, including the capability to logically connect the functional block to a respective one of the control modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Danny Strinden, Ian Uy, Prashant Joshi, Julian Naidoo, Ram Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 10295976
    Abstract: A system development device includes a storage unit that stores therein an object information list, in which an entry is registered for each constituent element that constitutes a single control system, where the entry includes an object type of a constituent element, includes connection information, and includes setting information; a system-configuration displaying and editing unit that generates a workspace display screen for each object information list, where the workspace display screen connects and displays, a display object according to the object type of each entry registered in the object information list; and a dividing unit that, when the system-configuration displaying and editing unit receives a dividing command designating any second system included in a first system, duplicates an entry of the second system that is registered in a first object information list of the first system and that generates a second object information list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Furushima
  • Patent number: 10289079
    Abstract: An arrangement includes a memory, a display, a user input device, and a processing circuit. The memory stores programming instructions and data values corresponding to a first object data record having a first format and a second object data record having a second format. The first record corresponds to a first BAS device, and the second record corresponds to a second BAS device. The processing circuit receives additional data values from BAS devices and stores the additional data values in the memory. The processing device retrieves a data value corresponding to the first record from the memory. The processing device stores an object type definition having a third format, and maps the data value corresponding to the first record to the third format. The processing circuit provides the requested data based on the mapped data value to a software operation for generating a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Stefan Ambühl, Felix Brunner, Andreas Hennig, Edgar Vis, Hanspeter Grossele, Renato Colcerasa, Michael J. Schmickley
  • Patent number: 10282062
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to systems for designing, generating, and/or creating maintenance arrangements for repairable systems in an interactive workspace, such as for computer simulation of maintenance events. Some embodiments are particularly directed to an interactive workspace that enables assignments and intuitive modeling of a maintenance arrangement associated with one or more components in a reliability block diagram (RBD). In embodiments, a system maintenance arrangement for one or more components of the RBD may be generated in a diagram workspace by associating events selected from an event menu with one or more components in an RBD; and by associating actions selected from an action menu with one or more events via the addition of linking elements. In such embodiments, resolution of an occurrence of an event, such as during a computer simulation, may depend on performance or simulated performance of the actions associated with the event via linking elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SAS INSTITUTE INC.
    Inventors: Peng Liu, Leo Thomas Wright, Jr.