Having Operator Control Interface (e.g., Control/display Console) Patents (Class 700/83)
  • Patent number: 11320814
    Abstract: A diagnostic instrument failure prediction and remediation system may include a compressed air system and a computer configured to analyze stored information regarding the compressed air system to predict likely failures of the compressed air system. Such analysis may utilize information such as duty cycle information for a compressor comprised by the compressed air system and pressure information for a pressure sensor for a compressed air system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Littman, Xiao Yin
  • Patent number: 11314272
    Abstract: A method for reducing and/or managing energy-related stress in an electrical system includes processing electrical measurement data from or derived from energy-related signals captured by at least one intelligent electronic device (IED) in the electrical system to identify and track at least one energy-related transient in the electrical system. An impact of the at least one energy-related transient on equipment in the electrical system is quantified, and one or more transient-related alarms are generated in response to the impact of the at least one energy-related transient being near, within or above a predetermined range of the stress tolerance of the equipment. The transient-related alarms are prioritized based in part on at least one of the stress tolerance of the equipment, the stress associated with one or more transient events, and accumulated energy-related stress on the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon A. Bickel
  • Patent number: 11294360
    Abstract: An industrial development hub (IDH) supports industrial development and testing capabilities that are offered as a cloud-based service. The IDH comprises an enhanced storage platform and associated design tools that serve as a repository on which customers can store control project code, device configurations, and other digital aspects of an industrial automation project. The IDH system can facilitate discovery and management of digital content associated with control systems, and can be used for system backup and restore, code conversion, and version management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Miller, Nathan Reynolds, Christopher Wayne Como, Nathaniel S Sandler, Ryan P Dunn, Bruce T. McCleave, Jr., Kyle Reissner, Stephen C. Briant
  • Patent number: 11294885
    Abstract: Providing separate real-time and configuration segments in a database. The real-time segment provides real-time data values to a real-time application and the configuration segment provides configuration data values to the real-time application. Utilizing two or more configuration segments enables changes to configuration data values without impacting real-time applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: AVEVA SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Murray Wayne Peterson, Sheila Yvonne Stewart, Corvil Burdett Howells, Collin Miles Roth
  • Patent number: 11288051
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a method for adapting functionalities of a field device, including a step of transmitting a configuration of the field device to a database. Further application programs, including additional functionality for the field device and basic programs for various field devices are stored on the database. The configuration of the field device has information about the basic program of the field device, any application programs already on the field device, the type of field device or the hardware of the field device. The method also includes a step of selecting a further application program. An installation package is created containing the further application program using a tool chain selected based on the configuration. The tool chain creates the installation package in a format executable on the field device. The installation packet is executed on the field device, thus transferring the further application program to the field device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Kempf, Stefan Robl
  • Patent number: 11286736
    Abstract: An electric driven hydraulic fracking system is disclosed. A pump configuration includes the single VFD, the single shaft electric motor, and the single hydraulic pump mounted on the single pump trailer. A controller associated with the single VFD and is mounted on the single pump trailer. The controller monitors operation parameters associated with an operation of the electric driven hydraulic fracking system as each component of the electric driven hydraulic fracking system operates to determine whether the operation parameters deviate beyond a corresponding operation parameter threshold. Each of the operation parameters provides an indicator as to an operation status of a corresponding component of the electric driven hydraulic fracking system. The controller initiates corrected actions when each operation parameter deviates beyond the corresponding operation threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: National Service Alliance—Houston LLC
    Inventors: John Fischer, John J. Crosetto, David Kubricht, Richard Cheatham, Jeffrey Pollack, Chad Lawman, David Todd, Tyler Nolen
  • Patent number: 11262275
    Abstract: To provide an observation apparatus, an observation method and an observation program capable of easily understandable output of a relation between a signal waveform representing an actually-observed operation of a machine and an instruction program to the machine. An observation apparatus includes an observation data acquisition unit for acquiring observation data on an operation status of a machine along with time information, an execution status acquisition unit for acquiring execution status data including an execution position and a specific parameter value for an instruction program to the machine, along with time information, and a display unit for displaying the observation data and the execution status data in association with each other in time series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei Luo, Tadashi Okita, Junichi Tezuka
  • Patent number: 11238082
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media are presented to analyze unstructured text. Unstructured data is retrieved from a user inputs or records. The user inputs include an incident report or a problem report. Text words in the unstructured data are identified. A number of occurrences of each text word is counted. The text words are displayed in a word cloud by displaying each of the text words with a size corresponding to the number of occurrences of the respective text word. A larger number of occurrences results in a larger size of the respective text word when displayed. At least one trendline for occurrences for a corresponding text word is also displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Dileeshvar Radhakrishnan, Robert Ninness, Seth Stafford, Aida Rikovic Tabak, Shayan Shahand, Sumana Ravikrishnan, Abhijith Nagarajan, Prabhakaran Subramani Thandayuthapani, Marta Penzo, Ciprian Mocanu
  • Patent number: 11226126
    Abstract: A method for generating and updating a live dashboard of a building management system for a building includes generating a dashboard designer interface and causing the dashboard designer interface to be displayed on a user device of a user, receiving a graphic element from the user, wherein the graphic file supports animation and user interaction, generating a widget by binding the graphic element received from the user to a widget of the live dashboard, binding a data point to the widget based on a user selection via the dashboard designer interface, wherein the data point being a data point of building equipment of the building, receiving a value for the data point from the building equipment, and displaying the widget in the live dashboard, the widget including an indication of the value for the data point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Andrew J. Przybylski, Todd Schluechtermann
  • Patent number: 11215369
    Abstract: Heat pump system comprising a heat medium circuit (210, 220, 230, 240, 250, 310, 320, 410, 420, 430, 440, 450, 460) in turn comprising a compressor (211), an expansion valve (232, 242), at least one primary heat exchanging means (422, 433, 452) between a primary-side heat medium and a respective primary heat source or sink selected from outdoor air, a water body or the ground, at least one secondary heat exchanging means (314, 315, 316) between a secondary-side heat medium and a respective secondary heat source or sink selected from indoors air, pool water and tap water, and a control means (500). The invention is characterised in that the speed of the compressor can be controlled, in that an opening of the expansion valve is adjustable, in that the speed of the compressor is controlled, and in that an output temperature of heat medium flowing out from the expansion valve is controlled by controlling the opening of the expansion valve given the controlled speed of the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SENS GEOENERGY STORAGE AB
    Inventors: David Callemo, Jan Thorburn
  • Patent number: 11210631
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are presented that, in operation, generate a checklist from content in response to a checklist request from a user. More particularly, in response to the checklist request, a content type of the content identified by the checklist request is determined. The content is then analyzed, according to a determined content type, to identify a set of enumerative elements, the set of enumerative elements comprising at least two enumerative elements. Thereafter, for each enumerative element of the set of enumerative elements, a checklist item is generated, the checklist item corresponding to the enumerative element and including subject matter of the content corresponding to the enumerative element. Further, the generated checklist item is added as an item of the generated checklist. After iterating each enumerative element of the set of enumerative elements, the generated checklist is returned in response to the checklist request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Driscoll, Thomas Matthew Laird-McConnell, Andrea Ryuta Orimoto
  • Patent number: 11175640
    Abstract: A pseudo determinism control subsystem for event-driven integration framework of a controller system with application relative to various parameters such as, for instance, energy consumption. Pseudo determinism, near real time and/or direct digital control combined with event driven control along with strong security and high speed throughout the controller system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Wacker, Michael A. Pouchak, Ravi Bharathi Krishnan
  • Patent number: 11175894
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and device embodiments for implementing flow analysis in an integration platform system. An integration platform may provide a declaratively-configurable asset within an integration-application design tool, configure the declaratively-configurable asset based on declarative configuration information via the integration-application design tool, and package the declaratively-configurable asset into an integration application. Further, the integration platform may calculate a statistic associated with the declaratively-configurable asset based on the declarative configuration information during an execution of the integration application, and cause display of a graphic representation of the declaratively-configurable asset and the statistic in a monitoring tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Craig Bragdon, Ignacio Agustin Manzano, Agustin Lopez Gabeiras
  • Patent number: 11170296
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is system level occupancy counting in a lighting system configured to obtain an indicator data of a RF spectrum signal (signal) generated by a number of receivers at a number of times in an area. At each respective one of the number of times, for each respective one of the receivers, apply one of a plurality of heurist algorithm heuristic algorithm coefficients to each indicator data of the signal, based on results of the application of the heuristic algorithm coefficients, generate an indicator data metric value for each of the indicator data for the respective time. The lighting system is also configured to process each of the indicator data metric value to compute a plurality of metric values for the respective time and combine the plurality of metric values to compute an output metric value for each of a plurality of probable number of occupants in the area for the respective time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael Lu, Michael Miu, Eric J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11148489
    Abstract: A hitch assist system is provided herein. The hitch assist system includes a mobile device remotely disposed from a vehicle and configured to receive a user input for adjusting an alignment position of a hitch assembly of a vehicle. A controller is configured to generate commands for maneuvering the vehicle such that the hitch assembly is moved to an adjusted position at which the hitch assembly is aligned with a coupler of a trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hamid M. Golgiri, Luke Niewiadomski, Erick Michael Lavoie, Roger Arnold Trombley
  • Patent number: 11132840
    Abstract: A method and a device for controlling at least one device in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes rendering a digital representation of a real world environment on a display unit, wherein the digital representation includes a graphical representation of the at least one device based on a status information of the at least one device; receiving a user-input indicating control information of the at least one device; and controlling one or more operations of the at least one device in the real world environment based on the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventors: Aniket Mohan Sarangdhar, Arun Kumar
  • Patent number: 11119459
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating and using equipment definitions are provided. An archetypal device used to identify one or more data points associated with the archetypal device. A point definition is generated for each identified data point associated with the archetypal device. Each point definition includes an abstraction of a text string extracted from the corresponding data point that is applicable to multiple different devices of the same type of building equipment. The generated point definitions are used to create an equipment definition for a type of building equipment. The equipment definition can be used to identify data points associated with other devices of the same type of building equipment and to automatically create equipment objects representing such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Ryan A. Piaskowski, Michael E. Wagner, Daniel J. Sonnemann, Jeffrey Taylor, Corey A. Poquette
  • Patent number: 11112779
    Abstract: A facility that includes machines, includes a camera generating facility operation data, which includes an image of any given space. A computer system comprises: a data obtaining module obtaining the facility operation data; a work identification module identifying work that is performed in the facility, based on the image included in the facility operation data; and an output module outputting time-series information indicating a flow of the work. The work identification module identifies an object included in the image; identifies the work based on information about the identified object; and generates work analysis data, which associates the identified work, a period in which the identified work has been performed, and machines that is related to the identified work with one another. The output module outputs the time-series information or statistical information by using the work analysis data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akinori Yokoi, Itoe Akutsu, Kana Oki, Yoshiaki Kato
  • Patent number: 11113434
    Abstract: Systems and methods for making real-time predictions about an arc flash event on an electrical system are disclosed. A virtual system model database is operable for providing a virtual system model for the electrical system and continuously update the virtual system model with real-time data from the electrical system. An analytics server comprises an arch flash simulation engine. The arch flash simulation engine is operable to modify the virtual system model to introduce a short-circuit feature to an uninterrupted power supply bypass circuit branch; choose a standard to supply equations used for arc flash event simulation and energy calculation; simulate an arc flash event utilizing the modified virtual system model; calculate a quantity of arc energy released by the arc flash event using results from the simulation; and communicate a report that forecasts an aspect of the arc flash event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: POWER ANALYTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Branislav Radibratovic, Ali Nasle
  • Patent number: 11112948
    Abstract: The present technology pertains to a details pane that is displayed in coordination with a file explorer interface. The details pane can display details including activities, comments, and previews for content items displayed in the details pane. In some embodiments the content items displayed in the file explorer interface can be stored in and accessed from different services, and the details in the details pane can also be populated from diverse sources. In some embodiments, edits or navigations can be performed within a preview of the content item. In some embodiments, comments can be shown along with previews that show the comment located within the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Rogers, Parker Wilf, Robert Mason, Tomaz Nedeljko, Evan Tana
  • Patent number: 11108585
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system for adapting a pool chemical controller for wireless communication. In some embodiments, a system for adapting a pool chemical controller with a serial communication port for communication with a user via a remote server, an internet connection, and internet enabled device is provided, the system comprising: a wireless gateway device connected to a router; and a wireless adapter connected to the serial communication port, comprising: a gateway node; a transceiver; and a processor programmed to: establish a wireless connection with the wireless gateway; receive a first message from the pool chemical controller; cause the gateway node to modify the first message; cause the first modified message to be transmitted to the remote server via the wireless gateway; receive a second message from the remote server; modify the second message for output to the pool chemical controller; and transmit the second modified message to the pool chemical controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.
    Inventors: Hassan Khalid, Micheal Pasche, Brian Broga, Robert Westphal, Brian Boothe
  • Patent number: 11086302
    Abstract: A method of generating a product recipe for execution by a batch process in an automated manufacturing environment, such the product recipe is associated with a plurality of actions, a set of transitions, and a set of parameters, and such that the plurality of actions define a plurality of logical levels including a phase level at which the batch process interacts with equipment, includes receiving a procedure definition specifying the plurality of actions, receiving a transaction definition specifying the set of transitions so that each one in the set of transitions is associated with two or more of the plurality of actions, and receiving the set of parameters. Receiving the set of parameters includes receiving at least one dynamic input parameter that resolves to a value without obtaining the value from the product recipe or an operator prompt associated at the phase level of the product recipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Dawn M. Marruchella, William G. Irwin, Godfrey R. Sherriff, Tusar Nanda
  • Patent number: 11087754
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an intelligent voice system and a method for controlling a projector. The system includes a voice assistant, a cloud service platform, a projector, and a management server. When the voice assistant receives a voice signal for controlling a video platform interface, the voice assistant extracts keywords from the voice signal and forwards the keywords to the cloud service platform, wherein the keywords include an alias corresponding to the projector and a first interface control command. The cloud service platform analyzes the first interface control command, acquires the corresponding second interface control command according to the first interface control command, and transmits the alias of the projector and the corresponding second interface control command to the management server. The management server accesses the projector in response to the alias and adjusts a projection situation of the video platform interface projected by the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Cheng Lin, Yu-Meng Chen, Wei-Hsin Kan, Ji-Cheng Dai
  • Patent number: 11073962
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that causes an item to be displayed in a display region of a display unit includes a first control unit that moves an item placed in a predetermined placement region of a plurality of placement regions set in the display region based on a user drag operation, a second control unit that performs, in a case where the drag operation is released in an area other than the plurality of placement regions, cancel processing for placing the item in any placement region of the plurality of placement regions, and a third control unit that stops the cancel processing in a case where inputting to the display region by the user is received before the cancel processing performed by the second control unit is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoya Ishida
  • Patent number: 11060264
    Abstract: A guide controller that displays an operation guide image for a hydraulic excavator acquires operation signals outputted from operating devices formed of electric operating levers and stores them in a collected data storage section, compares strokes of the operating devices as derived from the operation signals, which are stored in the collected data storage section, with standard strokes corresponding to standard operation procedures out of standard operation pattern data stored in a standard operation pattern storage section, and, if a deviation equal to or greater than a predetermined standard stroke threshold is determined to exist between at least one of the strokes and the corresponding standard stroke, to read the operation guide image from the standard operation pattern storage section and to display it on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shiina, Hiroshi Kanezawa
  • Patent number: 11054448
    Abstract: A system and approach for a self-calculating test of a heating, ventilation and air conditioning load. The test may be run upon meeting predetermined conditions. Thermostatic control of the load may be disabled when the load test starts. If a call for heat or cool is made at the thermostat, response to the call may be delayed until the load test is completed, and if AC power is lost during the test, the test may finish and allow detection of the phantom AC detection device with a loss of AC power. If a voltage of a storage capacitor falls below a battery boost threshold, the test may be cancelled to allow the phantom circuit charge the storage capacitor. The system and approach may incorporate load test states that include an initialize state, start test state, get baseline state, test measure state, stabilize measurement state, calculation state, and finalize results state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Juntunen, Aaron J. Klein, Devin Diedrich
  • Patent number: 11032478
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure include actions of receiving image data of an image capturing a scene, receiving data describing one or more entities determined from the scene, the one or more entities being determined from the scene, determining one or more actions based on the one or more entities, each action being provided at least partly based on search results from searching the one or more entities, and providing instructions to display an action interface comprising one or more action elements, each action element being to induce execution of a respective action, the action interface being displayed in a viewfinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Teresa Ko, Hartwig Adam, Mikkel Crone Koser, Alexei Masterov, Andrews-Junior Kimbembe, Matthew J. Bridges, Paul Chang, David Petrou, Adam Berenzweig
  • Patent number: 11030167
    Abstract: A system for providing data quality management may include a processor configured to execute instructions to: extract a plurality of first data elements from a data source; generate a data profile based on the first data elements; automatically create a first set of rules based on the first data elements and the data profile, the first set of rules assessing data quality according to a threshold; generate a second set of rules based on the first data elements and the first set of rules; extract a plurality of second data elements; assess the second data elements based on a comparison of the second data elements to the second set of rules; detect defects based on the comparison; analyze data quality according to the detected defects; and transmit signals representing the data quality analysis to a client device for display to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Yatindra Nath, Ankur Garg, Rajeev Tiwari, Pranav Vrat, Amit Mohanty
  • Patent number: 11018522
    Abstract: A method for configuring one or more electronic relays in an electric power distribution grid, said electronic relays being operatively associated to corresponding switching devices of said electric power distribution grid, wherein it includes the following: providing a graphic user interface on a computer display, the graphic user interface including graphic resources activatable by a user; providing first graphic resources on said graphic user interface to select a configuration graphic template, the configuration graphic template representing a corresponding control logic model for configuring the electronic relays, the control logic model including one or more logic elements configurable by means of corresponding sets of configuration values; providing second graphic resources to configure one or more configurable logic elements of a control logic model represented by the selected configuration graphic template; providing third graphic resources on the graphic user interface to associate one or more confi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ABB S.p.A.
    Inventors: Emilio Battista Locatelli, Simone Micheli
  • Patent number: 11010141
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method to generate computer instructions to control a representation of one or more objects, said representation being defined at least by attributes of said one or more objects, said method comprising: representing, in a graphical form, a source attribute of an object, possible values of the source attribute and one or more target attributes of said one or more objects; allowing a user to select a subset of the possible values of the source attribute; allowing a user to define a rule of transformation of the subset of the possible values of said source attribute into values of target attributes of said one or more objects; generating computer instructions configured to cause a processor to execute the rule of transformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: INTUILAB
    Inventors: Stéphane Chatty, Alban Hermet-Chavanne
  • Patent number: 11009850
    Abstract: An electronic manual for a machine tool for displaying information related to operation, maintenance, or inspection of the machine tool, which is necessary for an operator, includes an operator-operated input part for inputting search conditions to search the electronic manual in accordance with intent of the operator in order to obtain necessary information, a machine-operated input part for selecting and inputting at least one item provided to the operator from the machine tool depending on a status of the machine tool, and a display part for displaying information related to operation, maintenance, or inspection of the machine tool corresponding to the input from the operator-operated input part or the machine-operated input part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Nagatomo, Kayoko Ichimura
  • Patent number: 11003598
    Abstract: A technical installation having at least one measurement point, wherein the measurement point has a plurality of IO signals, to which in each case a data container is assigned in a control system of the technical installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Rudolf Pohlan
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: RE49051
    Abstract: Method and arrangement for scale-up of an image of an article displayed on a sales promotion web page is disclosed. The method includes displaying an image of an article on a sales promotion web page in a first scale. The method then includes, based on cursor-selection of the displayed image, enlarging the scale of the image to a second larger scale on the same web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Baxley, Jeffrey Tyson