Having Operator Control Interface (e.g., Control/display Console) Patents (Class 700/83)
  • Patent number: 10990855
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system receives a first image captured by a capturing device of an ADV. The system applies an image transformation to the first image to generate a second image. The system applies an object detection model to the first and the second images to generate a first and a second output, respectively. The system calculates a similarity metric between the first and the second output. The system detects the first image as an adversarial sample if a temporal variation of the similarity metric between the first image and a prior image is above a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Yunhan Jia, Zhenyu Zhong, Yulong Zhang, Tao Wei
  • Patent number: 10990083
    Abstract: Systems, computer readable media, and method concern assigning an abstraction representation to data associated with a system of the SCADA environment. The method also includes providing the abstraction representation to a control system associated with the system of the SCADA environment. The control system is implemented in a computer system. Further, the method includes receiving actual data from the system of the SCADA environment. Additionally, the method includes generating abstract data from the actual data using the abstraction representation. The method, also includes forwarding the abstract data to the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yair Amir, Amy Babay, Thomas Tantillo
  • Patent number: 10990894
    Abstract: A method of consolidating Internet of Things (IoT) devices connected via an IoT network is disclosed. An IoT integration platform implemented by a computer system can collect data from one or more of IoT devices, IoT solution specific server systems, third-party server systems, general-purpose user computing devices, or any combination thereof. The IoT integration platform can label the data based on entity-specific context. The entity-specific context can correspond to a user account, a device, a location, or any combination thereof. The IoT integration platform can generate an entity-specific profile based on the labeled data. The IoT integration platform can generate, based on the entity-specific profile, a situation forecast associated with a target entity and with a timeframe yet to occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NEURA, INC.
    Inventors: Triinu Magi Shaashua, Ori Shaashua
  • Patent number: 10981685
    Abstract: A container handling plant and a method for a container handling plant are shown. The container handling plant comprises at least one container handling machine for handling containers, wherein at least one container handling machine comprises a type preselection memory in which different types are preselectable for a handling to be performed by the container handling machine, at least one output device positioned at the at least one container handling machine for outputting an audio signal and/or an optical signal, and a control device configured to control the at least one output device such that the output device acoustically outputs a predetermined audio signal made of tone sequences comprising at least two different tones and/or optically outputs an optical signal, if due to the type preselected in the type preselection memory a change of a type or a refilling for the preselected type at the container handling machine is scheduled in the future at the end of a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Robert Klein, Wolfgang Hahn, Timo Pronold, Markus Zoelfl
  • Patent number: 10976725
    Abstract: Techniques to facilitate visualization of an application associated with an industrial automation environment are disclosed. In at least one implementation, a display composer interface is presented that enables a user to design a customized display layout for the application associated with the industrial automation environment. Data display instructions are received comprising a user selection of at least one data item associated with an operation of a machine in the industrial automation environment. Position information that identifies where to display the at least one data item is also received. The data display instructions and the position information are processed to generate the customized display layout for the application. Based on the customized display layout, a graphical user interface is rendered to the application having the at least one data item positioned according to the position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ashish Anand, Zdenek Kodejs, Vojtech Sipek, Damon R Purvis, Scott N. Sandler
  • Patent number: 10976996
    Abstract: Techniques for creating groups of devices for controlling these groups with voice commands are described herein. For instance, an environment may include an array of secondary devices (or “smart appliances”, or simply “devices”) that are configured to perform an array of operations. Users may request to create different groups of these devices, such that the users may control entire groups at a single time with individual voice commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohan Mutagi, He Lu, Willy Lew Yuk Vong, Michael Dale Whiteley, Fred Torok, Shikher Sitoke, David Ross Bronaugh, Bo Li
  • Patent number: 10965760
    Abstract: A cloud-based operator interface system is provided that runs as a cloud service on a cloud platform. The cloud-based operator interface system collects industrial data from one or more industrial systems via respective cloud gateway devices. A set of predefined operator interface screens are stored on cloud storage associated with the operator interface system, and delivered to authorized Internet-capable client devices upon request. The industrial data received from the cloud gateways can be delivered to the client devices from the cloud platform via the operator interface screens. Additional cloud-side services can correlate and analyzes the industrial data on the cloud platform to facilitate additional reporting, alarming, and notification features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas C. Lawson, Douglas J. Reichard, Joseph A. Harkulich, Rainer Hessmer, Sujeet Chand, David W. Farchmin, Michael John Pantaleano
  • Patent number: 10955463
    Abstract: A measuring device comprises several functional units which may be connected to each other in various combinations, a control device which determines the connection and functions of the functional unites, and optical display device. The functional units are symbolized by function blocks which may be represented on the display device and graphically connected by connection elements. The control device controls the display device so that the functional blocks are graphically connected to each other correspondingly to the actual connection of the functional units by the connection elements. Specific configuration settings and/or specific functions of a functional unit are directly selectable and/or configurable on the visual display device through shortening links of the configuration setting. Alternatively panel images of the measuring device are displayed on the displaying device and wherein the visual display device indicates a selected connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Carsten Bunting, Waldemar Mertke
  • Patent number: 10955809
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a control program extracts variable names of the control program and generates an address map file and a header file. An information program is generated using the generated header file. The information program accesses a shared storage area using the address map file through a shared access unit and accesses data using shared variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Amano, Mitsuhiro Imai
  • Patent number: 10949423
    Abstract: Control facilities and incidental facilities in fields are flexibly managed. Since identification information enabling to identify uniquely information regarding control facilities of which design timing and architectures are mutually different or facilities incidental to the control facilities is encoded, pieces of identification information are coupled and uniqueness is guaranteed. Further, a parent-child relation between identifiers is constructed and the identifiers are structured as a tree structure based on the structure of the control facilities. A control facility operation management device manages combination of the structured identifiers and information of management target or combination of the structured identification information and identification information of a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Amano, Katsuhito Shimizu, Wataru Sasaki, Hiroshi Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Ichioka
  • Patent number: 10950051
    Abstract: A first computing device in an industrial automation system may include an image sensor that captures a visual representation of a portion of a facility including a first industrial automation equipment as image data and a communication component that communicatively couples the first computing device to a second computing device via a communication network, in which the first computing device receives relevant information related to the first industrial automation equipment from the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimi R. Michalscheck, Jessica L. Korpela, Kyle K. Reissner, David A. Vasko, Matthew W. Fordenwalt, John J. Jauquet, Matthew R. Ericsson, Andrew Wilber, Kelly A. Michalscheck
  • Patent number: 10942504
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a condition monitoring circuit can include a circuit controller and a node. The node can include a gate controller, a node controller and one or more gates. The node can be configured to detachably couple to a bus of a monitoring system associated with an industrial machine. The circuit controller can be configured to identify an operating parameter associated with the industrial machine. The gate controller can be configured to transfer, via the one or more gates, one or more data packets including data characterizing the operating parameter from the bus in the monitoring system. The one or more gates can be configured to prevent transfer of an outgoing data packet to the bus via the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: BENTLY NEVADA, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Alan Tart, Raymond Jensen, Steven Thomas Clemens, Dustin Hess
  • Patent number: 10937302
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for monitoring control panels of a fire control system is described herein. In some examples, one or more embodiments include a computing device comprising a memory, a processor configured to execute instructions stored in the memory to receive, via a gateway device, data from a plurality of fire control panels of a fire control system, and detect an event associated with one of the fire control panels based on the received data, and a user interface configured to display information associated with the detected event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Deepika Sahai, Simon Foulkes, Karthik Kumar Davanam, Amit Jain, Rajesh Babu Nalukurthy
  • Patent number: 10929378
    Abstract: Instances of client applications running independently on different devices are monitored to generate metadata records that are stored in cloud storage. Metadata records in cloud storage that have an aspect in common are grouped and used for comparative analysis. For example, metadata records for instances of the same client application, database, query or database structure may be grouped. Reports may be generated based on the analysis. The reports may indicate comparative performance, irregular activity, patch version and configurations associated with performance degradation, and recommended actions to improve performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Ron Bigman, Tomer Kushnir, Nir Sela, Adi Hirschtein
  • Patent number: 10929200
    Abstract: Disclosed is a computer-implemented method of provisioning resources associated with a plurality of instances of a computer system, the resources being allocated at runtime and only for instances of the computer system which use the resources, comprising: intercepting a call for access the computer system to a resources; responsive to the intercepted call being a first call for access by the computer system to the resource: blocking further calls for access by the computer system to the resource; binding the instances of a computer system to the resource; configuring the resource; and unblocking further calls for access by the computer system to the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Whitehead
  • Patent number: 10915112
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating blended sensor-based (LIDAR-based) visualizations are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer implemented method includes obtaining sensor data associated with a surrounding environment of the autonomous vehicle. The sensor data is acquired via a LIDAR system of the autonomous vehicle. The method includes generating a first style sheet associated with the surrounding environment of the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the sensor data. The method includes generating a second style sheet associated with the surrounding environment of the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the sensor data. The method includes providing an output for display via a user interface of a display device. The output includes a visualization of the surrounding environment of the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the first style sheet and the second style sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventor: Molly Nix
  • Patent number: 10915422
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for automatically setting multitasking configurations that are used to check, by a code-checking system, implementation code that is to be deployed on a dynamic system. Attributes of implemented tasks and interrupt service routines that can run concurrently on the dynamic system are determined from one or more specification data structures of a specified model and associated with independent, implemented computational threads prepared from the specified model. Configured with information relevant to the concurrent threads, the code-checking system can more accurately determine the presence or absence of defects in the implementation code. The specified model, resulting implemented code, and dynamic system can be complex and comply with a standardized software architecture, such as Automotive Open System Architecture (AUTOSAR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventor: Olivier Bouissou
  • Patent number: 10917320
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a system and method of receiving, by an edge computing device, from a server processor of a cloud platform coupled to a network, human-machine-interface logic associated with a local display of data received from a device of a distributed environment coupled to the network. Further, the system and method includes configuring the edge computing device as a human-machine-interface, coupling a data ingester and establishing a data connection to the distributed environment of the network, operating the data ingester to discover the device and receive data from the device, and processing a local graphical visualization of at least one update to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: AVEVA Software, LLC
    Inventors: Jose Lourenco Teodoro, John Jerome Madden, Douglas Paul Kane, Roger Santos, David Paul Bevin
  • Patent number: 10908891
    Abstract: A software update device includes: a memory unit for storing information about a plurality of HMI devices each including a display device; a selection unit for selecting at least one HMI device among the plurality of HMI devices; an update unit for updating software of an in-vehicle device; and a transmission unit for sending a notification message regarding the update to the one HMI device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyouichi Nakaguma, Tomochika Ozaki, Hidetoshi Teraoka
  • Patent number: 10905304
    Abstract: A method of operating an appliance including determining user satisfaction with an operation cycle, adjusting at least one operational parameter of the cycle based on the user satisfaction, and incorporating the adjusted operational parameter into a subsequent cycle is disclosed along with the apparatus including a processor configured to perform the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas B. Beaudet, Vincent A. Ireland, Traci L. Kachorek, Barry E. Tuller
  • Patent number: 10901962
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for managing data for regulated environments. One of the methods includes collecting data from a plurality of sources; analyzing the data; and providing one or more outputs based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Bigfinite Inc.
    Inventors: Josep Gubau i Forné, Antonio Manzano Doñabeitia, Pere Merino Tarafa
  • Patent number: 10897374
    Abstract: Building blocks for a smart device such as a thermostat include a user interface (UI) unit and a terminal (TML) unit. A UI unit may support one or more input data from a user and/or sensors and/or one or more control terminals. The UI unit may process each input datum or a combination of the input data, generate a control signal to one or more control terminals based on the processing, and send the control signal to one or more control terminals over a communication channel. A terminal unit, which may consist of one or more control terminals, transforms the received control signal into one or more controls to one or more associated environmental generators. One or more UI units may control one or more controlled apparatuses in conjunction with a mobile app to allow a unified user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Computime Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung Bun Choi, Wai-Leung Ha, Leung Yin Chan, Yau Wai Ng, Chi Chung Liu, Luke Li, Tsz Kin Lee, Chi Lung Chan, Hamza Yilmaz
  • Patent number: 10891392
    Abstract: A method for implementing access controls for items of data belonging to a self-describing data structure including obtaining a query definition specifying a requested item of data in the self-describing data structure, determining domains associated with the requested item, the domains including a set of items within the self-describing data structure on an execution path of a query executed according to the query definition. For each respective domain associated with the requested item, the method includes determining subdomains associated with the requested item, determining a role of the user for the respective domain, the role is associated with a set of access permissions to items of data within the domain, and generating an output corresponding to whether access to the requested item is granted based on a policy for each of the subdomains associated with the requested item and the role of the user for the domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Aras Corporation
    Inventors: Boris Levit, Sergey Murashko, Valentsin Shapavalau, Andrei Samsonau, Gregory Rasin, Andrey Knourenko, Kevin Gillespie, Kevin Richard, Robert McAveney
  • Patent number: 10884402
    Abstract: Sensor data is received characterizing operational data associated with a machine. A data analytic specification is received from a user. The received operational data can be processed using the data analytic. A visual representation of the processed operational data can be rendered, within a graphical user interface display space. A digital model characterizing the machine can be generated based on user input received in the graphical user interface. Additional sensor data can be received. The digital model can be updated based on the received additional sensor data. A recommendation for modifying an input value and/or an operational parameter of the machine can be determined using the updated model. The recommendation can be rendered within the graphical user interface space. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Baker Hughes
    Inventors: Arun Karthi Subramaniyan, Alexandre N. Iankoulski, Raj Ramalingam
  • Patent number: 10884912
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to a human machine interface (HMI) application, and more particularly to method, system, and framework for testing the HMI application on a target device. In one embodiment, the method may include accessing a test script corresponding to a test case for testing the HMI application on the target device. The test script may include a set of mutually independent primitive executables. Each primitive executable may be configured to simulate at least one of a trigger or a condition corresponding to a business logic (BL) component of the HMI application and to verify an output using at least one of a view component or a platform component of the HMI application. The method may further include transmitting each of the set of primitive executables to the target device for execution, and receiving a result corresponding to the execution of the each of the set of primitive executables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Swarup Mandal, Souvik Dutta, Debasish Chanda
  • Patent number: 10873279
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor starter (10) for an electric motor (20), wherein the motor starter (10) comprises a first and a second phase (12, 14). Said motor starter and electric motor each have an associated switching apparatus (29, 31) which each have an electromechanical switch (22, 24) and a semiconductor switch (23, 25) connected to form a bypass circuit. The electromechanical switches (22, 24) and the semiconductor switches (23, 25) are designed to be separately operable by a control unit (40), and the first and the second phase (12, 14) are connected to a passive overcurrent protection means (30). The passive overcurrent protection means (30) has a fuse (32, 34, 36) for each phase. According to the invention, a measuring apparatus (42, 44) is arranged in at least one of the phases (12, 14) along the phase direction directly between the passive overcurrent protection means (30) and at least one of the switching apparatuses (29, 31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Karsten Ahnert, Gernot-Dirk Almen, Norbert Fiedler, Bernd Flor, Franz Nagy, Nico Wohlrab, Albrecht Wolf
  • Patent number: 10866571
    Abstract: A method for controlling an automation framework in a manufacturing system for containers with food content is disclosed comprising isolating at least first and second control functionalities of a plurality of devices from each other so that the first and second control functionalities are independently accessible to a control unit as respective first and second isolated control functionalities, generating a set of combined control functionalities for the first and/or the second device based on the first and second sets of isolated control functionalities, wherein the set of combined control functionalities are individually accessible to a control unit, and controlling at least the first and/or second device of the plurality of devices based on at least the set of combined control functionalities with an application manager configured to communicate with the control unit. An associated automation framework is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Magnus Carlsson, Davide Clo′
  • Patent number: 10860183
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods, and software for presenting predefined subset of parameters for an industrial control device are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, a method comprises displaying a plurality of industrial application options, wherein each industrial application option of the industrial application options corresponds to a respective type of industrial application for which an industrial control device may be purposed. The method further comprises receiving a selection of one of the plurality of industrial application options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Asia Pacific
    Inventors: Scott Peter Miles, See Yong Koh, Alfred David Bassett, Jr., Daniel Joseph Middlestetter, Teck Siang Tan, Julie Yeoh Pei Fang
  • Patent number: 10852719
    Abstract: Various examples of the present invention provide a server for providing information of an electronic device, and the server can comprise: a communication unit for receiving, from at least one first electronic device, at least one piece of information of the first electronic device; and a control unit for determining, from the received information, a current state among a plurality of states preset for the first electronic device, and controlling the first electronic device such that state prediction information of the first electronic device is transmitted to a second electronic device if the determined current state satisfies a preset notification condition on a state diagram in which a relationship among the plurality of states is set. Additionally, other examples could be possible besides the various examples of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eun-Hee Rhim
  • Patent number: 10839472
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking and predicting usage of assets, such as shipping containers, trailers, or vehicles, based on usage data collected from a fleet of assets using mobile transceivers. During an evaluation term, a first plurality of messages comprising asset usage statuses is sent from the mobile transceivers to a tracking system. The usage statuses are used to compute a predicted quantity of assets expected to be used in a subsequent term. The predicted quantity is then allocated between a first subset of assets and a second subset of assets according to a minimal cost for the predicted quantity. In some embodiments, the first subset of assets comprising assets is associated with the mobile transceivers, and the second subset of assets comprising assets is not associated with the mobile transceivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Sameh Ayoub
  • Patent number: 10831163
    Abstract: A computerized method of assigning a building automation system point type to a plurality of unclassified data points is provided. The method includes receiving unclassified data points and attributes for each data point. The method includes receiving classifications for a first subset of the unclassified data points. Each classification associates a data point with a building automation system point type. The method includes generating a term set containing substrings that appear in the attributes. The method includes generating a first matrix describing a frequency that the substrings appear in the attributes. The method includes calculating an indicator of a probability that the presence of the selected substring results in the data point belonging to the selected point type. The method includes assigning a point type to a second subset by finding the substring and potential point type pair having the greatest indication of probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Youngchoon Park
  • Patent number: 10809701
    Abstract: A control system for controlling a plant includes a local controller to generate local control commands according to a local control policy to control the plant and a receiver to received remote control commands generated by a remote controller to control the plant according to remote control policy. Local and remote control policies are designed for the same control objective and time resolution such that there is the same Lyapunov function having a negative definite time derivative for controlling the plant according to first or second control policies. The plant is controller with either remote or local control commands in dependence of a success of receiving a remote control command for a time step of the control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Yebin Wang, Yehan Ma, Philip Orlik, Toshiaki Koike-Akino, Jianlin Guo
  • Patent number: 10809824
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an electronic device, including a first main body; a second main body being moveable relative to the first main body; a first sensing apparatus that obtains a first parameter in response to the second main body moving relative to the first main body to satisfy a first condition; a second sensing apparatus that obtains a second parameter in response to the first or the second main body receiving a second operation satisfying a second condition; and a processing apparatus that provides an instruction in response to one or more of the first condition being satisfied and the second condition being satisfied. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventors: Wenlin Yan, Xi Wan, Jie Xia
  • Patent number: 10803727
    Abstract: A system for online maintenance of a manufacturing apparatus, for shortening manufacturing apparatus maintenance time, including a user's data accumulator sorting information from the manufacturing apparatus into normal apparatus-management information and urgency information that is promptly sent by email to a maintenance apparatus and to relevant terminals. The system includes (1) a production line including a gateway, a manufacturing apparatus, and a data accumulator, the latter two connected to the gateway; and (2) a maintenance apparatus including a gateway server, a server, and a diagnostic device, the latter two connected to the gateway server. The data accumulator includes a data-gathering unit for accumulating manufacturing apparatus operation data, and a data-evaluation unit for determining whether there is an urgency regarding the accumulated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: MASDAC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teruo Kawese, Yasuhiro Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10796031
    Abstract: An industrial plant module-based engineering method includes the following processes. The process is for duplicating a source engineering template having one or more source child templates to create a duplicated engineering template having one or more duplicated child templates, without duplicating any instances. The process is for selecting at least one child instance instantiated from the source engineering template and having an original link to the source engineering template. The process is for changing the original link into a new link between the selected at least one child instance and the duplicated engineering template. The selected at least one child instance has the new link to the duplicated engineering template and is free of the original link to the source engineering template, and wherein unselected one or more child instances remain to have the original link to the source engineering template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Murata, Mark Anthony De Castro Cu-Unjieng, Naing Oo Lin, Archie Sambitan Orido, Efendi Supiman, Thin Sapal Yu, Janet Tria
  • Patent number: 10791001
    Abstract: A diagnostic tool and method of servicing a consumer appliance is provided herein. The diagnostic tool may include a casing and a controller. The casing may be spaced apart from the consumer appliance. The controller may be selectively connected to the consumer appliance. The controller may be configured to direct a service operation. Moreover, the service operation may include receiving non-functional character data from the consumer appliance at the diagnostic tool, assigning an appliance configuration manifest to the consumer appliance based on the received non-functional character data, determining a service action based on the appliance configuration manifest, and initiating the determined service action at the diagnostic tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Mark Brian, Richard Dean Suel, II
  • Patent number: 10788972
    Abstract: Techniques for presenting historized process parameter values in a process plant include presenting, via a user interface of an operator application, indications of process control elements in a first display region within a layout of a display view. Each of the process control elements is associated with one or more process parameters. The operator application also presents a trend display view in a second display region within the layout of the display view. The trend display view includes sets of historized process parameter values for process parameters presented in the first display region. For example, the trend display view in the second display region is linked to the display view in the first display region. In this manner, the trend display view presents charts or other graphical depictions of historized process parameter values for process parameters included in the first display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Julian K. Naidoo, Daniel R. Strinden, Cindy A. Scott, Mark J. Nixon, Camilo Fadul, Robert B. Havekost
  • Patent number: 10782409
    Abstract: Technologies for monitoring a movement of one or more objects include an autonomous compute device. The autonomous compute device includes an optical system, for example, a LIDAR system, to capture optical data that may be used to determine a relative position of the one or more objects relative to the autonomous compute device. Based on the optical data captured at one point in time and an indication of how much the autonomous compute device has moved, the autonomous compute device may predict where an object will be relative to the autonomous compute device at a later point in time. Based on optical data captured at the later point in time, the autonomous compute device may determine whether the position of the object has been changed and further analyze the changes to monitor the movement of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Zhigang Wang, Bo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10775761
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a server configured to dynamically configure a personal control panel receives an indication of a detection of a user within a meeting room, where the meeting room includes a plurality of controllable components. The server then requests information about the plurality of controllable components within the meeting room. The server configures the personal meeting room control panel of the user based on the information about the plurality of controllable components within the meeting room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Nicolai Grødum, Magnus Aaen Holst, Bjørn Kristian Nordlund
  • Patent number: 10767869
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a user interface (10) for a cooking hob. The user interface (10) or at least a portion of said user interface (10) is subdivided into partitions (12). Each partition (12) corresponds with a cooking zone of the cooking hob. Each partition (12) comprises a digital display (20), at least one power input device (22) and at least one timer input device (24). The digital display (20) includes at least two seven-segment digits. The digital display (20) is provided for indicating a current cooking parameter, in particular a current power value, of the corresponding cooking zone and a current timer value relating to said corresponding cooking zone. Further, the present invention relates to a cooking hob with at least one user interface (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Jochen Holzinger, Alexander Hauck, Claus Meider
  • Patent number: 10768263
    Abstract: A test and measurement device for testing an electronic device under test comprises a test controller, which is configured to control the test and measurement device to perform tests with the electronic device under test based on respective user provided configuration parameters, and a memory device, which is coupled to the test controller, wherein the test controller is configured to automatically store for every test in the memory device a parameter set comprising the user provided parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Tobias Frede
  • Patent number: 10764733
    Abstract: A management server is provided. The management server includes a communication interface unit configured to receive user environment information from a plurality of wearable apparatuses located in a preset space, an analyzer configured to analyze an environment state of the preset space based on a plurality of pieces of the received user environment information regarding the plurality of wearable apparatuses and determines an operation state of a common device located in the preset space according to the analyzed environment state, and a controller configured to control the communication interface unit so as to operate the common device according to the determined operation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ji-yeon Shin, Young-ei Cho, Yong-ju Kim
  • Patent number: 10754667
    Abstract: An industrial plant module-based engineering system includes a group module library navigator that contains: a plurality of group class modules and a respective plurality of child class modules under an associated group class module of the plurality of group class modules. A group module instantiation engine is configured to instantiate the group class module with reflecting a hierarchy of the group class modules to generate, in an application structure navigator, a group application module (group APM) and a hierarchy of the group application module (group APM) from the group class module, and to instantiate the child class module to generate, in the application structure navigator, a child application module (child APM) from the child class module. The group module update engine is configured to update the allocation of each group class module and a respective topology of the complex loops of each group class module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Anthony De Castro Cu-Unjieng, Isao Hirooka, Hideki Murata, Naing Oo Lin, Archie Sambitan Orido, Takeshi Mori, Wilfred Woon Yew Teo, Ying Tzu Huang, Daisuke Yasunami
  • Patent number: 10734291
    Abstract: Disclosed is an abnormality detection apparatus including: a collection unit that collects state information indicating a state of each part of a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus in a predetermined cycle; a storage unit that stores the state information collected by the collection unit as a log for each predetermined unit; an arithmetic unit that generates a monitoring band for monitoring the state of each part of the semiconductor manufacturing apparatus, based on the log; and a determination unit that determines whether the state of each part of the semiconductor manufacturing apparatus is abnormal, based on the state information and the monitoring band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Noriaki Koyama, Kazushi Shoji, Motokatsu Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10733959
    Abstract: An electronic device for configuring an input interface and a method therefor are provided. The electronic device includes a memory, a display, and at least one processor electrically connected to the memory and the display, wherein the memory includes instructions that, when executed, enable the at least one processor to perform a connection with an external electronic device, transmit information generated in the electronic device to the external electronic device on the basis of the connection so that the generated information is displayed on a display of the external electronic device, and provide an input interface for controlling the information displayed on the external electronic device via the display when the generated information is displayed on the display of the external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeongjin Lee, Hyelin Lee, Juhyeon Park, Kiwon Kim, Youngho Cho, Mooyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 10727775
    Abstract: To provide a motor drive device that suppresses voltage fluctuation of a DC link capacitor, as well as enabling for low cost and size reduction. A motor control unit sets a threshold of voltage at which to start regeneration to a first threshold in a case of an increased amount per unit time of a DC voltage value detected by a voltage detection part being less than a certain amount, and sets the threshold of voltage at which to start regeneration to a second threshold that is larger than the first threshold, in a case of the increased amount per unit time of the DC voltage value detected by the voltage detection part being at least a certain amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomokazu Yoshida, Kiichi Inaba, Shigeki Hanyuu
  • Patent number: 10719335
    Abstract: An industrial plant module-based engineering system includes a group module library navigator that contains: a plurality of group class modules and a respective plurality of child class modules under an associated group class module of the plurality of group class modules. A group module instantiation engine is configured to instantiate the group class module with reflecting a hierarchy of the group class modules to generate, in an application structure navigator, a group application module (group APM) and a hierarchy of the group application module (group APM) from the group class module, and to instantiate the child class module to generate, in the application structure navigator, a child application module (child APM) from the child class module. The group module update engine is configured to update the allocation of each group class module and a respective topology of the complex loops of each group class module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Yokohawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Anthony De Castro Cu-Unjieng, Isao Hirooka, Hideki Murata, Naing Oo Lin, Archie Sambitan Orido, Takeshi Mori, Wilfred Woon Yew Teo, Ying Tzu Huang, Daisuke Yasunami
  • Patent number: 10715941
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a mobile, autonomous audio sensing and analytics system and method for monitoring operating states in one or more environments including manufacturing, commercial, and residential environments. The autonomous audio sensing and analytics system comprises: a plurality of machines configured to listen and collect information; at least one autonomous audio sensing and analytic system configured to capture the listened and collected information; and a visualization system communicatively coupled to at least one or more of machines or the autonomous audio sensing and analytic system, wherein the autonomous audio sensing and analytic system communicatively coupled to more than one machine stores, classifies, estimates, and outputs the information to the visualization system for performing at least one of analysis operation or failure notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Samarjit Das
  • Patent number: 10691079
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safe electronic device which has multichannel logic circuitry, a single channel input device, an output device, and a storage device. Data items, each of which is associated with an input value, are stored in the storage device. The multichannel logic circuitry is comprised of a first control unit and a second control unit. The first control unit reads in an input value which has been input, and transmits the input value to the second control unit which actuates the output device for outputting of optical and/or acoustic information, in response to the input value which has been input. If the optical and/or acoustic information corresponds to the input value, the selected data item is released for further use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO.KG
    Inventors: Viktor Oster, Kai Grube, Carsten Gregorius
  • Patent number: 10694073
    Abstract: When a user authentication result is received via a network in response to an instruction for user authentication issued by a user who has operated any of a plurality of user interfaces, a user interface, of the plurality of user interfaces, which has been operated by the user is determined. If the received user authentication result indicates a success, an operation by the user via the determined user interface is permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kei Sato