Having Operator Control Interface (e.g., Control/display Console) Patents (Class 700/83)
  • Patent number: 9910567
    Abstract: A system for providing a user interface includes a gadget definition, a style definition, and a scene file. The gadget definition includes one or more XML-based gadget definition tags defining a gadget element and the style definition includes one or more XML-based style definition tags defining one or more style attributes to be applied to the gadget element. The scene file is an XML-based document that includes a gadget element tag that specifies the gadget element. The system further includes a parser to parse the scene file, the style definition, and the gadget definition, and to generate an object that includes a gadget object corresponding to the gadget element. The system also includes a layout engine to determine, based on the object model, a layout of the user interface, and a rendering engine to render, based on the determined layout, the user interface including the gadget element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Raymond Hewitt, Sreekant S. Kotay, Corey Robert Lucier, David G. Besbris, Todd C. Brannam, Veronica Marie Early, Peter David Hirschberg, Ke Ning, John D. Robinson, Michael Gary Wright
  • Patent number: 9891607
    Abstract: The invention provides consistent settings between local and remote parameter adjustments of both local and remote HMI. A dial (4) is superimposed on a bistable display substrate (2), having an indicator (7) configured to be manually aligned with a displayed character representing a manual setting of a parameter value for controlling local equipment. A network interface (18) is connected over a communications network (17) to a remote HMI (16), configured to receive a new parameter value for controlling the local equipment (25). A controller (14) samples the current position of the indicator (7) of the dial (4), and provides a control input signal (20) to the bistable display substrate (2) to control a display of the new parameter value in the current position of the indicator (7) of the dial (4) and to provide the new parameter value to the local equipment (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Jefferies, Benjamin W. Edwards, Matthew L. White, Konstantin A. Filippenko, Richard K. Weiler
  • Patent number: 9884750
    Abstract: A device for remotely commanding a crane comprises a transmission unit suitable for establishing a communication between the device and a control unit of the crane. The device also includes control panel comprising a plurality of manual control members, each arranged for commanding a specific movement of a plurality of available movements of the crane and the direction of the specific movement. The device may also include a plurality of indicators of the available movements of the crane, each correlated with the specific crane movement commandable by a respective manual control member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Fassi Gru S.p.A.
    Inventors: Ivan Maffeis, Roberto Signori, Giovanni Fassi, Rossano Ceresoli
  • Patent number: 9869993
    Abstract: A system and method monitor and/or diagnose the operation of a production line of an industrial plant which is controlled by an automation system. The system includes a remote data processing server, which is installed outside of the industrial plant. The remote data processing server is configured to receive a digital input signal reflecting at least one control input signal and a digital output signal reflecting a second operational state, to determine at least first and second modeled states corresponding to the at least first and second operational states, respectively, by inputting the digital input and the digital output signals to a digital observer model of the production line and the automation system and by processing the digital observer model, and to forward the first and second modeled states to an output interface from where they can be accessed by modeling and/or diagnosing modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Rainer Drath, Mario Hoernicke, Sönke Kock, Christoph Winterhalter
  • Patent number: 9866924
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhanced television interaction are disclosed. For example, one disclosed method includes receiving notification information, the notification information indicating an event associated with video content displayed by a television device; determining a haptic effect associated with the notification information; generating and transmitting a haptic signal to a haptic output device, the haptic signal configured to cause the haptic output device to output the haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Danny Grant, Pamela Pimentel, Eric Gervais, Vincent Levesque, Aaron Kapelus, Mina Chang, Daniel Parker, David Birnbaum, Li Jiang, Stephen Rank
  • Patent number: 9862273
    Abstract: A work vehicle including an internal combustion engine that generates power and an exhaust gas treatment device that treats exhaust gas emitted from the internal combustion engine, the work vehicle includes: a detection unit that detects an abnormality of the exhaust gas treatment device; an output restriction unit that restricts output of an output generation device included in the work vehicle when the detection unit detects the abnormality of the exhaust gas treatment device; a display control unit that causes a display unit to display information that the restriction on the output is allowed to be temporarily released; and a releasing unit that releases the restriction on the output in response to an instruction to temporarily release the restriction on the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Shimazu, Hayato Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9860135
    Abstract: A method and a system for preparing a plurality of installed field devices for operation in a process control network. In some embodiments, a computing device provides a visual summary of the installed field devices to a user via a user interface. A configuration database stores predefined device preparation scopes, each scope being indicative of one or more of the installed field devices. Based on a user selection of one or more predefined device preparation scopes in the user interface, the computing device implements each of the predefined device preparation scopes by, among other things, retrieving configuration information from the configuration database for each installed field device indicated by each predefined device preparation scope and transmitting the information to each respective installed field device for updating the device configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Piper, Vladimir D. Kostadinov
  • Patent number: 9854289
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for secure multimedia transfer provides an encrypted data transfer system that makes transferring multimedia content from a client to any incompatible system or to a system outside the location of the client very difficult.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventors: James M. Barton, David Platt
  • Patent number: 9852288
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to securing data on a computing system. In an example, a request to execute an application instance of the application is received. After receiving the request a role to be associated with the application instance may be identified based on one of user inputs, an object-role mapping, and a set of rules. Further, the application is executable in a plurality of application instances and the role of the application instance is indicative of a nature of activity to be performed in the application instance. The identified role is then associated with the application instance. Based on the role, data pertaining to the application instance may be stored in a memory location allocated to the role of the application instance. Further, each role has a dedicated memory location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Harshita Vani Nallagonda, Sitaram Venkata Chamarty, Lakshmi Padmaja Maddali, Praveen Gauravaram, R. Vigneswaran
  • Patent number: 9825436
    Abstract: The invention relates to optimize the use of electronic cabinets in connector technology, using simplified internal connector technology and flexibility in adapting the external connector technology to the connectors of the cabling assemblies—electronic and/or optical connector technologies—and on the structurally. To this end, according to an embodiment, an overall box-shaped electronic cabinet (1) that is fitted with at least one detachable interconnection module (6a, 6b) is provided with a bottom wall (14) including a bottom card (4) connected to a set of electronic modules (5). The rear wall (14) is extended by edges (14a, 14b) provided with connectors (C1a, C1b) that are capable of being coupled to the connectors (C6a, C6b) that are arranged on a side surface (62a, 62b) of the detachable interconnection module (6a) (6b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Latelec
    Inventors: Damien Morrison, Bastien Puertolas, Cyrille Delame, Gerard Boucourt, Martial Grimm, Bernard Amalric, Vincent Banasiak, Jean Charles Bernadac, Olivier Escalaup, Philippe Gri
  • Patent number: 9826213
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable media are provided that relate to using one or more vision sensors to capture images of a loaded pallet in association with application of stretch wrap to the loaded pallet by an automated pallet wrapping machine. The images are used to generate an image-based identifier for the loaded pallet that is then used for pallet identification by mobile robots and/or other automated agents in a warehouse or other environment. In some implementations, the images are captured by the vision sensor when the pallet is in the wrapping area of the automated pallet wrapping machine and while the vision sensor and/or the pallet are rotating. In some implementations, the image-based identifier may be assigned to pallet attributes and/or a de-palletizing scheme of the loaded pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Jared Russell, Julian MacNeille Mason
  • Patent number: 9817780
    Abstract: A communicator has profiles for holding locators for items in a tree-like database for a smart device that monitors a process. The communicator is connected to the smart device and obtains tag and other identity information to find the profile for the smart device. When a profile is located, the communicator displays a list of configuration items and favorite items and loads the items on the list into the communicator as default inputs or settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Nikola Mrvaljevic, Randy Peterson, Joseph V. Ferrante, Dileepa Prabhakar, David Clarence Dyck
  • Patent number: 9785570
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a system, comprising: an Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory comprising a plurality of memory locations, each memory location corresponding to a device address of the ECC memory; a system management bus (SMB); a baseboard management controller (BMC) coupled to the ECC memory through the SMB; and an operating system comprising a driver module coupled to the BMC through the SMB, the driver module being configured to receive through the Memory device address information associated with the ECC memory and to convert the device address information into physical address information independent of an ECC memory controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: Chaohong Hu, Hongzhong Zheng, Dimin Niu
  • Patent number: 9779045
    Abstract: A first external tool (10A) serially connected to an electronic controller (20A) through a pair of communication lines (LANH, LANN) applies a high voltage (Vaa) higher than a normal control voltage (Vcc) to the communication line (LANH) when a program is written. The electronic controller (20A) recognizes connection of the first external tool (10A) by a comparison circuit (212A) for monitoring a received voltage and a write-mode determination circuit (218A), initializes a microprocessor (200), and receives and stores an total control program (TCPRG) in a program memory (204A) based on a content of a boot program memory (201). During an operation of the electronic controller (20A), the external tool (10A) is removed and the high voltage (Vaa) is not applied to the communication line (LANH). Therefore, the electronic control apparatus is not erroneously placed in the write mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsunori Nishida, Yuki Iwagami, Akihiro Ishii, Osamu Nishizawa, Manabu Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9778626
    Abstract: A method and apparatus track the location of a mobile device within a process plant and display present information about the location of the mobile device in the process plant relative to equipment of the process plant. A location awareness component generates information pertaining to the location of the mobile control room device. A first routine interprets information generated by the location awareness component according to information stored in a database to determine a relationship between the location of the device and a layout of the process plant. A second routine generates a graphic for depiction on the display according to the determined relationship between the location of the device and the layout of the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Ken J. Beoughter, Daniel D. Christensen
  • Patent number: 9772970
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multi-protocol serial communication interfaces are described. One example system includes an interface module including a buffer for storing a protocol selection. The system includes a protocol module coupled to the interface module and configured for providing one or more serial communication protocols. Based on the protocol selection, one of the serial communication protocols is selected. The system also includes a serial engine module coupled to the interface module and the protocol module. The serial engine module is configured for transmitting and receiving data or commands based on the selected serial communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Yong Luo, Ian Fullerton, Benjamin Francis Froemming, Morten Werner Lund
  • Patent number: 9756299
    Abstract: A handheld digital drawing and projection device is provided. The device includes a screen for receiving a user input. In embodiments, a stylus tethered to the device provides the user input at the screen. The device further includes a determining component for determining an output corresponding to the received user input. A projector for projecting the determined output onto an external projection surface is also included. In some embodiments, the projector further projects a display environment, which includes one or more projected elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CRAYOLA, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory R. Nungester, Carl J. Kamph
  • Patent number: 9747083
    Abstract: The present disclosure contemplates a variety of improved methods and systems for enabling developers to program and control a variety of disparate devices coupled to the framework and/or ambient operating system. The Home API can expose operation of the devices in a natural and intuitive manner, facilitating control of unknown devices by high-level commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Manuel Roman, Mara Clair Segal, Dwipal Desai, Andrew E. Rubin
  • Patent number: 9747876
    Abstract: A device is configured to display electronic sheet music. The device may display electronic sheet music that can be magnified and displayed in sequence by reflowing electronic musical symbols between pages. In addition, the device may adaptively determine a layout based on user preferences, such as a desired magnification, an orientation of a device or the like, and may display a current location in the electronic sheet music based on user input, a remote trigger, a desired playback speed or by monitoring an audio input from a microphone and determining a current location in the electronic sheet music. For example, the device may detect a series of pitches and display the electronic sheet music based on a most recent pitch in the series of pitches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Frederick Hughes Clarke, Andrew Scott Craft, Wendy Kathryn Paskoff
  • Patent number: 9745457
    Abstract: An aromatic vinyl copolymer is a polymer of a reaction mixture including: an aromatic vinyl compound; a vinyl cyanide compound; a first silicone compound having a weight average molecular weight of about 150 g/mol to less than about 6,000 g/mol and including at least two unsaturated reactive groups; and a second silicone compound having a weight average molecular weight of about 6,000 g/mol to about 100,000 g/mol and including at least two unsaturated reactive groups. A thermoplastic resin composition including the aromatic vinyl copolymer can exhibit excellent matting properties, impact resistance, and balance therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo Hyun Jang, Jae Won Heo, Bo Eun Kim, Kwang Soo Park, Yu Jin Jung, Ki Bo Chang, Young Sub Jin
  • Patent number: 9743017
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to an integrated mobile desktop. An embodiment of an apparatus includes a display chip to receive graphical data and produce video display signals; and a logic chip to receive data from a mobile device and the video display signals from the display chip to generate a display including at least a portion for a representation of a display of the mobile device. The logic chip provides for integration of operations for the apparatus and the mobile device using the generated display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Marshall Goldberg, Wooseung Yang, Ju Hwan Yi, Seung Jong Lee
  • Patent number: 9727235
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and program product are disclosed for presenting an interactive interface on an electronic display of an information handling device, the interactive interface comprising a plurality of modes, receiving an input gesture from a user, the input gesture detected along a surface of the information handling device by a gesture detector, and changing a mode of the interactive interface in response to the received input gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Daryl Cromer, Howard Locker
  • Patent number: 9704135
    Abstract: A web conferencing system includes web conferencing server for outputting a visual presentation which includes a visual cue. The visual cue is linked with an executable action. A visual robot operated by the web conferencing server graphically recognizes the visual cue when the visual presentation is displayed in a web conference, and associates the visual cue with the executable action. The executable action is then executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventors: Paul Roger Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Robert Edward Loredo
  • Patent number: 9702568
    Abstract: A method and system for operating a water heater appliance are provided. The method and system include initiating a vacation mode of the water heater appliance. An operating temperature of the water heater appliance is reduced from a normal operating temperature to a vacation operating temperature in the vacation mode of the water heater appliance. The method and system also include sanitizing the water heater appliance by raising the operating temperature of the water heater appliance from the vacation operating temperature to a sanitization operating temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solution, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Michael Miller, Michael Thomas Beyerle, Thomas Charles Zimmer, Robert Marten Bultman, Myles Caley
  • Patent number: 9703515
    Abstract: A graphical user interface for a concurrent computing environment that presents the output generated by multiple concurrent computing units during and upon completion of their portions of a concurrent computing computation is discussed. The output from each concurrent computing unit may be directed to a single display where it is portioned into different regions of the display. The output from all of the concurrent computing units or a subset of the concurrent computing units may be shown in different arrangements. Blocks or lines of output from different concurrent computing units may appear in order of arrival at the display, or if precise timing references are available, in order of generation by the concurrent computing units. In either case the relative ordering of the outputs may be used to interpret the progress, performance and results of a concurrent computing computation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter D. Muellers
  • Patent number: 9697432
    Abstract: A method for generating a sequence of support instruction steps by leveraging Augmented Reality (AR) can include: capturing workspace data from a workspace using a sensing device, wherein workspace may include a plurality of components, with at least one of the plurality of components having at least a tag; identifying both a first tag of a first component of the plurality of components, and a second tag of a second component of the plurality of components; determining, based on respective shapes of the first and second tags, that the first and second components are operably related; determining, again based on the first and second tags, a first operation; generating a first overlay, wherein the first overlay includes at least one image corresponding with the first operation; and generating a first augmented reality display of a first instruction step by combining the first overlay with a display of the workspace data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Fang Lu, Alaa Abou Mahmoud
  • Patent number: 9691295
    Abstract: This application discloses a game that engages a user in correctly reproducing the duration of notes (short, long) to reproduce a melody from a sequence of notes. The melody becomes recognizable when the durations are approximately correct. As a game, the processing system may score the selected durations and provide feedback to the gamer. This technology can be implemented as a method, device, system or article of manufacture. In addition, for some jurisdictions, it can be described as software that produces a technical effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Mubik Entertainment Ltd.
    Inventor: Ilkka Räsänen
  • Patent number: 9684738
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to generating application-processable commands from character strings. An aspect includes preparing a database in which are recorded keywords for presenting commands as conversion candidate objects, conversion candidate objects, and commands generated when a conversion candidate object has been selected. Another aspect includes receiving a plurality of character strings inputted by a user for an application. Another aspect includes converting a character string of the plurality of character strings to generate a completion candidate character string. Another aspect includes referencing the database when the character string includes a keyword, and presenting, to the user, completion candidate character strings and conversion candidate objects as a conversion candidate list. Another aspect includes generating a command corresponding to a selected conversion candidate object in response to selection of one of the conversion candidate objects from the conversion candidate list by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventors: Takehiko Amano, Kenya Ishimoto, Harumi Itoh, Daisuke Maruyama, Atsushi Yokoi
  • Patent number: 9678486
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an HVAC data processing and communication network and a method of manufacturing the same. In an embodiment, the method includes configuring a user interface to receive a first parameter setting associated with a system device. The user interface is further configured to send a message to the system device including the first parameter setting. The user interface is further configured to receive from the system device a second parameter setting that is dependent on the first parameter setting. The user interface is further configured to make the second parameter setting available for viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Wojciech Grohman, Jacob Jennings, Amanda Filbeck
  • Patent number: 9678502
    Abstract: A system 10 for controlling an industrial plant 12 comprises automatic control equipment 14 comprising a plurality of measurement sensors 16 for sensing predetermined variables associated with components of the industrial plant 12. The sensors 16 generate measured data relating to operation of the components of the industrial plant 12. A database 20 contains operational data, including observational data, regarding the industrial plant 12. A processor 18 is in communication with the automatic control equipment 14 and the database 20 for receiving the measured data from the sensors 16 of the automatic control equipment 14 and the operational data from the database 20. The processor 18 manipulates the measured and operational data to provide an evolving description of a process condition of each component over time, along with output information relating to operational control of the industrial plant 12 and for updating the database 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Auckland Uniservices Limited
    Inventors: Mark P. Taylor, John J. J. Chen
  • Patent number: 9672592
    Abstract: A tiling-display system includes an image source device, a splitter unit, a plurality of control units, and a plurality of display devices. The splitter unit receives a source image from the image source device and outputs a plurality of replication images. Each of the source image and the replication images has a first image size. The control units receive the replication images and generate sub-images according to groups of setting parameters. Each of the groups of setting parameter includes a scale, a shift and a rotation angle. The shifts of the group of the setting parameters are different from each other, and each of the plurality of sub-images has a second image size and the corresponding rotation angle. The display devices receive and display the sub-images from the control units. The display devices are arranged according to the rotation angle and display a tiled image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: AOPEN INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Chi Kuan, Wen-Hsiung Chung
  • Patent number: 9665715
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for detecting malware-induced crashes may include (1) identifying, by analyzing a health log associated with a previously stable computing device, the occurrence of an unexpected stability problem on the previously stable computing device, (2) identifying, by analyzing an event log associated with the previously stable computing device, an event that is potentially responsible for the occurrence of the unexpected stability problem on the previously stable computing device, (3) determining, due at least in part to the event being potentially responsible for the occurrence of the unexpected stability problem on the previously stable computing device, that the event is potentially malicious, and (4) performing a security action in response to determining that the event is potentially malicious. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Roundy, Sandeep Bhatkar, Fanglu Guo, Daniel Marino
  • Patent number: 9645832
    Abstract: A multiprocessor system used in home environment includes multiple processors that run different real-time applications. A dynamic configuration system runs on the multiple processors and includes a device manager, configuration manager, and data manager. The device manager automatically detects and adds new devices to the multiprocessor system, and the configuration manager automatically reconfigures the real-time applications. The data manager identifies the type of data generated by the new devices and identifies which devices in the multiprocessor system are able to process the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Dan A. Preston
  • Patent number: 9616160
    Abstract: A blood treatment unit has a blood treatment device which is part of an extracorporeal blood circulatory system. The unit has a control unit and a display and input unit having a touch screen. In order to simplify the operation of the blood treatment unit using the touch screen, the control unit and the display and input unit are suitable for representing various mode means on the touch screen which correspond to the various time modes of the blood treatment. The control unit automatically instigates the beginning of the following time mode at the end of at least one time mode, this being indicated by a change in the representation of the selected mode means on the touch screen. It is especially advantageous to use sensors through whose measured values the control unit identifies the end of one time mode and the beginning of the subsequent time mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Pia Daniel
  • Patent number: 9606776
    Abstract: A programming device creating a program in FBD language describing processes by connecting FBD parts on an editor screen, includes: a part information managing unit managing size information indicating a size of an FBD part; a recommended order determining unit acquiring, when operation to newly arrange an FBD part relative to an already-arranged FBD part on the editor screen is performed, size information on the already-arranged FBD part and size information on the FBD part to be newly arranged, from the part information managing unit, detecting regions where the FBD part to be newly arranged can be arranged based on the acquired size information, and determining a recommended priority order of part arrangement among the regions based on positions of the detected regions; and an editor unit displaying the recommended priority order determined by the recommended order determining unit in the regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Yusuke Osakabe
  • Patent number: 9609348
    Abstract: Video analytics systems and methods are described that typically comprise a video encoder operable to generate macroblock video analytics metadata (VAMD) from a video frame. Functional modules receive the VAMD and an encoded version of the video frame is configured to generate video analytics information related to the frame using the VAMD and the encoded video frame. The downstream decoder can use the VAMD to obtain a global motion vector related to the frame, detect and track motion of an object within the frame and monitor a line provided or found within the frame. Traversals of the line by a moving object can be detected and counted using information in the VAMD and the line may be part of a polygon that delineates an area to be monitored within the encoded frame. The VAMD can comprise macroblock level and video frame level information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Fang Shi, Jin Ming, Qi Wu, Fan You, Kai Bao
  • Patent number: 9609051
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing network transfer adaptive optimization in a computing system. The method includes forming a message to be transferred through the network based on obtained information related to a task executed by computing nodes, wherein the message includes identification of the computing nodes to perform data transfer and corresponding sink nodes, and an amount of data the computing nodes to transfer to the corresponding sink nodes; transferring the message to a network layer; and forming a data transfer pattern for data transfer between the computing nodes and the corresponding sink nodes in accordance with the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yan Li, Hai Bo Lin, Yue Zhang, Kai Zheng
  • Patent number: 9600785
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to tools for optimizing complex processes or systems, such as flow process charts and, more specifically to the automatic graphical renderings of processes. In an exemplary embodiment, the process is a complex process including hundreds or thousands of operations. In an exemplary embodiment, a device displays a first view that includes a complete progression diagram automatically generated from data stored in a database, and at least some directional lines of the complete progression diagram unintelligibly overlap. In response to a selection of a particular operation in the complete progression diagram, in an exemplary embodiment, the display toggles to a second view that includes a focus diagram. In an exemplary embodiment, an edit to the focus diagram is checked in real-time and rejected if the edit orphans an object currently undergoing the process on a live production line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Bogusky, Mary Ann Emmett, Donald A. Hallock, Arden Steuart Lake, Joseph Paul Palmeri, James I. Paradies, William Madison Sipperley
  • Patent number: 9596508
    Abstract: In order to acquire a viewer's enjoyment and interest when viewing three-dimensional contents on a consumer electronic device, a viewer's eyes are monitored in real-time. Biometric data from the monitoring can be used for delivery of highly accurate and personalized viewing experiences for the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventors: Charles McCoy, Leo Pedlow, True Xiong
  • Patent number: 9590863
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described for providing control of a monitoring system. In some implementations, a monitoring device is located in a building and is configured to monitor at least a portion of the building based on output from one or more sensors. A monitoring server is located remote from the building and is configured to communicate with the monitoring device. The monitoring server may be configured to translate one or more parameters received from a client device into an interpreted monitoring script and a trigger that causes performance of the interpreted monitoring script. The monitoring device may include an interpreter configured to determine that the trigger has been met and initiate performance of the interpreted monitoring script to evaluate a monitoring rule in accordance with one or more configurable parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 9590818
    Abstract: The present application relates to a computer network, a computer-implemented method, a computer program product, a client, and a server for natural language-based control of a digital network. In one aspect, the computer network for natural language-based control of a digital network may comprise: a digital network operable to provide sharing of access to a network between a plurality of devices connected in the digital network; a client installed in the digital network and operable to provide a unified natural language interface to a user to control the digital network using natural language; a server connected to the client over the network and operable to process a user request of the user performed through the unified natural language interface; and one or more software agents operable to execute at least one action on at least one of the plurality of devices based on the processed user request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Giuseppe Capuozzo, Fabio Mammoliti, Daniele d'Errico, Marco Borghini
  • Patent number: 9590970
    Abstract: A method includes performing operations as follows on a processor: initiating an outgoing connection to the communication session, establishing communication with a client device via the communication session, providing the client device with access to content that is stored at a remote storage location separate from the client device, and authorizing a modification to the content at the remote storage location via the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: eFace2Face, Inc.
    Inventors: David Patten, Sergio Garcia Murillo, Carl Treleaven
  • Patent number: 9582541
    Abstract: A method for ingesting data, the method comprising receiving a file including a plurality of portions, each of the portions corresponding to a respective characteristic of a hardware or software component in a deployed system; breaking the file into a plurality of sections, each of the sections corresponding to a respective portion of the file; for each section, adding first metadata to uniquely identify the file and provide a name for the section; and distributing the sections to a plurality of container files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: NETAPP, INC.
    Inventors: Apoorva Sareen, Rajesh Shriyan, Vikram Kumar Singh, Jordan Patrick Hambleton, Senthil Kumar Laguduwa Sankaran
  • Patent number: 9582997
    Abstract: An operating table control apparatus is disclosed. The operating table control apparatus has a remote control device, a first transmitting-receiving device that is mountable to the remote control device, and a second transmitting-receiving device that is mountable to a first operating table. The first transmitting-receiving device is configured to transmit a request command to the second transmitting-receiving device. After receiving the request command from the first transmitting-receiving device, the second transmitting-receiving device is configured to transmit a device address of the first operating table to the first transmitting-receiving device. The first transmitting-receiving device is configured to adopt the device address received from the second transmitting-receiving device, establishing a paired operating state between the first transmitting-receiving device and the second transmitting-receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: MAQUET GMBH
    Inventors: Juergen Ruch, Andreas Hirth
  • Patent number: 9576081
    Abstract: A computerized method for scalable management optimization of pressurized water distribution networks, comprises receiving a network model representing a pressurized water distribution physical network having water flow variables. The network model is simulated by solving non-linear mathematical equations representing the behavior of the water flow variables. One or more result sets are fed to the non-linear mathematical equations. The non-linear mathematical equations are linearized. Network model optimization requirements are received from a user. The linearized mathematical equations are optimized according to the received network model optimization requirements. A local search starting from the at least one optimized solution is performed using the non-linearized mathematical equations, thereby generating a solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Sambur, Alexey Tsitkin, Segev Wasserkrug, Alexander Zadorojniy
  • Patent number: 9571434
    Abstract: A system and machine-implemented method is provided for generating an e-mail filter including receiving an indication of a selection of a simple filter representing a filter criterion and a placement of the simple filter icon within a display area displaying a visual representation of a collection of e-mail filters corresponding to the user, receiving an indication of a selection of an action icon representing an action to be performed with respect to an e-mail message and a placement of the action icon within the filter display area with respect to the simple filter icon, the placement representing a connection of the action icon with the simple filter icon, generating an e-mail filter comprising one or more filter criteria including the filter criterion in response to receiving the indication of the placement of the action icon and assigning the action to the e-mail filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Randall David Smith
  • Patent number: 9547295
    Abstract: An example method includes receiving a conditional device parameter in a processor from a process control device, determining if functionality associated with the process control device is available, where the conditional device parameter indicates if the functionality is available, and displaying the conditional device parameter within a graphic via a user interface if the functionality is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventors: David Farrell Holmes, Dale Henry Perry
  • Patent number: 9535415
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for operating a mobile device to control industrial automation equipment are provided herein. In a first example, a mobile device application comprising program instructions executable by a mobile device is provided. When executed by the mobile device, the program instructions direct the mobile device to obtain industrial device information corresponding to an industrial device within an automation environment, and display the industrial device information on a display of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Keller, Kelly Huttelmaier
  • Patent number: 9535908
    Abstract: Machine-enabled methods of, and devices and systems for, workflow instance execution, particularly document storing and retrieving based on at least one of: a document type, a document source activity identifier, an activity type, and document metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventors: Weihsiung William Chow, Boguslaw Ludwik Plewnia, David J. Lovat
  • Patent number: 9531860
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal capable of displaying recommended washing machine operation information to control a washing machine, a method of operating the mobile terminal, a washing machine capable of operating the recommended washing machine operation information, and a method of operating the washing machine. The method of operating the mobile terminal to control a washing machine includes displaying a menu screen including a washing machine management menu, and displaying recommended washing machine operation information which is set according to external environment information when a recommended operation item is selected from the washing machine management menu. Thus since the recommended washing machine operation information is displayed using the mobile terminal according to external conditions such as weather, time, and season irrespective of time and place, convenience is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kwan Ho Yum, Sang Oh Kim, Bong Mun Jang