Having Operator Control Interface (e.g., Control/display Console) Patents (Class 700/83)
  • Patent number: 10096238
    Abstract: Aspects of interaction with multidimensional information for an energy system are disclosed. The use of multidimensional information in a graphical user interface can facilitate efficient communication of information related to energy systems. Energy system information can be classified. A multidimensional information interface can include a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns populated with tokens representing energy system information, based on the classification of the energy system information. The tokens can be selectable tokens such that selection of tokens can be related to accessing detailed information related to the token. In some embodiments, indicators, particularly visual indicators, can be employed to convey additional information, such as counts, selection status, sums of rows or columns, etc. Further, augmentation effects can be employed to facilitate access to an additional layer of information, such as freshness of a token, acknowledged tokens, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory Boyd Manning, Gennaro Castelli, Michael Quinn Howard
  • Patent number: 10089976
    Abstract: A regional monitoring system can include a plurality of voice sensing units each of which incorporates speech recognition circuitry. In response to recognizing a verbal command at a unit, a coded representation, or token, along with location information, can be transmitted to a system control apparatus. Upon receipt of the token, the control apparatus can carry out the requested command or provide requested information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Eric Oh, Kenneth L. Addy, David S. Zakrewski
  • Patent number: 10083049
    Abstract: An information processing device includes first and second detectors and a controller. The first detector detects a shipping situation of an apparatus. The second detector detects that a predetermined operation has been performed. The controller performs control so that a detection result indicating the shipping situation of the apparatus will be stored in a first memory until the second detector detects that the predetermined operation has been performed. After the second detector detects that the predetermined operation has been performed, the first detector is switched to be able to detect an operating condition of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Nemoto
  • Patent number: 10078634
    Abstract: An embodiment provides methods and arrangements for visualizing and exploring natural-language text. In an embodiment, natural language text is received, and this is parsed to form a directed graph comprising a plurality of nodes. The directed graph is converted to an outline graph comprising core nodes and layer nodes. The outline graph is simplified, and there is created, for display on a user interface, an interactive visual representation of the simplified outline graph. Other variants and embodiments are broadly contemplated herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Liang Gou, Zhichao Hu, Benny Kimelfeld, Yunyao Li, Huahai Yang
  • Patent number: 10031727
    Abstract: The present disclosure contemplates a variety of improved methods and systems for enabling developers to program and control a variety of disparate devices coupled to the framework and/or ambient operating system. The Home API can expose operation of the devices in a natural and intuitive manner, facilitating control of unknown devices by high-level commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Manuel Roman, Mara Clair Segal, Dwipal Desai, Andrew E. Rubin
  • Patent number: 10031826
    Abstract: Self-healing charging devices and techniques for identifying and/or troubleshooting causes of performance degradation in user devices are described. The self-healing charging devices described herein can leverage performance logs associated with user devices to identify problems on the user devices while the user devices are charging. Additionally or alternatively, the self-healing charging devices can leverage predictive models learned from a collection of data derived from a plurality of users associated with a network to identify usage and/or performance patterns for predicting issues that can arise based on usage patterns of the user of the user device. In some examples, the self-healing charging devices can be communicatively coupled to at least one network for offloading some of the processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel E. Herb
  • Patent number: 10026282
    Abstract: A method for detecting occupancy of a building is described. In one embodiment, the method includes using a microphone to monitor for sounds at a building, detecting a sound via the microphone, and determining whether the sound is made by a human or made by an animal. In some cases, the microphone is a glass break sensor microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Nye, Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10022036
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber for receiving dishes for treatment according to the cycle of operation and having an open face providing access to the treating chamber, a dish holder slidable relative to the tub through the open face between a loading position and a treating position and a light source provided on the dish holder for illuminating dishes contained in the dish holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Tod E. Boyd, Anthony B. Welsh
  • Patent number: 10019061
    Abstract: Systems and methods for haptic message transmission are disclosed. For example, one disclosed method includes the steps of receiving a sensor signal from a sensor configured to sense a physical interaction with a messaging device, determining a virtual force based at least in part on the sensor signal, and applying the virtual force to a virtual message object within a virtual message environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Birnbaum, Chris Ullrich
  • Patent number: 10018993
    Abstract: A cloud-compatible industrial device is provided. The industrial device generates or collects raw industrial data in connection with monitoring and/or controlling an automation system, and includes a cloud interface that couples the industrial device to one or more cloud-based services running on a cloud platform. To reduce consumption of cloud-based resources such as bandwidth and storage utilization, the industrial device can transform the raw industrial data into refined data that is amenable for cloud-based storage, computing, or analysis. Exemplary transformations include filtering, pruning, re-formatting, compressing, summarizing. In one or more embodiments, the industrial device can also add contextual metadata to the raw data prior to delivery to the cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas C. Lawson, Douglas J. Reichard, Joseph A. Harkulich, Rainer Hessmer, Sujeet Chand, David W. Farchmin
  • Patent number: 10013366
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a standardized hot-pluggable transceiving unit executing a web server function for controlling the transceiving unit, and a method and computer program product for controlling the transceiving unit through the web server function. The method comprises executing by a control unit in the housing of the transceiving unit a web server function, receiving via a communication interface of the transceiving unit a control command, processing the control command by the web server function, and configuring a component of the transceiving unit based on the processing of the control command. The configured component may be the control unit or a signal processing unit. The method may further comprise generating a diagnostic message by the web server function, which is transmitted to a control device via the communication interface. The diagnostic message may comprise a diagnostic of the control unit or the signal processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: Renaud Lavoie, Eric Dudemaine
  • Patent number: 10013266
    Abstract: A system for executing a procedure includes a procedure execution engine. The procedure execution engine is configured to translate a procedure defined via a procedure language to natural language statements corresponding to the operations specified by the procedure language. The procedure execution engine is also configured to generate a user interface for controlling execution of the procedure, and to display the natural language statements via the user interface. The procedure execution engine is further configured to indicate progress of execution of the procedure, via the user interface, based on the displayed natural language statements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: TRACLABS, INC.
    Inventors: David Michael Kortenkamp, Scott Edward Bell
  • Patent number: 10003592
    Abstract: A user authentication system enables control of access to historian data through a historian application. The user authentication system creates a user authentication directory for storing user authentication information. The system populates the directory with user authentication information. The system links the directory to a historian application and receives credential data from a user. The system grants access to the historian application when it determines that the credential data from the user matches a portion of the user authentication information on the directory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Software, LLC
    Inventors: Ravi Kumar Herunde Prakash, Sudhir Gonugunta, John Madden, Elliot Middleton, Olivier Vaillancourt, Vinay T. Kamath
  • Patent number: 9998802
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for providing variable-length media clips based upon a received media stream. An exemplary system for providing media clips to users includes a database comprising a list of rules associated with a plurality of programs, as well as a first server and a second server. The first server receives information about a particular program being viewed by a media player and obtains rules from the database for the identified program that are transmitted to the media player. The second server receives a media clip of the particular program being viewed from the media player, wherein the media clip is created at the media player in accordance with the rules corresponding to the program, and subsequently makes the media clip available to the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SLING MEDIA LLC
    Inventors: Frank Conway, Sean Curtis, Brian J. Griffin, Jason Hirschhorn, Brian Lucas, Padmanabha R. Rao
  • Patent number: 9977413
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a plurality of windows in a graphical display. Each window corresponds to a representation of at least a portion of an industrial process system. The method also includes, responsive to a first window being in an active state, subscribing to first operational data associated with the process system. The method further includes, responsive to a second window being in an inactive state, unsubscribing from second operational data associated with the process system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Graeme Laycock, Rohan McAdam, Stephen Coorey, Benjamin Benardos
  • Patent number: 9977416
    Abstract: An industrial control system includes an industrial controller with a processor executing a program stored in a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium and having a user interface and a network interface for communicating over a first control network with another industrial controller having a network interface. The other industrial controller has an additional network interface for communicating over a second control network with an industrial device. The program instructs the processor to retrieve installation information contained in the other industrial controller and the industrial device; build a data structure comprising the retrieved information; periodically monitor for a hardware failure; and send a message alarm in response to detection of a hardware failure. As a result, the installation base of the industrial system and any hardware failures are quickly understood and martial data collection is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Anika Garg
  • Patent number: 9969584
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for monitoring a winding device (10), comprising the following steps: Displaying of a schematic illustration of functional units (20) of the winding device (10) on a display device (30), Detection of at least one operating parameter (40) of at least one functional unit (20) of the winding device (10), Displaying of the at least one detected operating parameter (40) on the display device (30) next to the schematic illustration of the corresponding functional unit (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Windmöller & Hölscher KG
    Inventors: Michael Ostendorf, Frank Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9965165
    Abstract: Bezel gestures for touch displays are described. In at least some embodiments, the bezel of a device is used to extend functionality that is accessible through the use of so-called bezel gestures. In at least some embodiments, off-screen motion can be used, by virtue of the bezel, to create screen input through a bezel gesture. Bezel gestures can include single-finger bezel gestures, multiple-finger/same-hand bezel gestures, and/or multiple-finger, different-hand bezel gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani
  • Patent number: 9937431
    Abstract: A model train control system providing a more realistic modeling of the movement, sound, smoke, and lighting effects of a model train is disclosed. A number of dynamic inputs are used to control such effects. Novel features include providing a dynamic variable speed compensator, a dynamic engine load calculator, automatic dynamic momentum, an adjustable train brake, spectrum control, a velocity controller, pressure sensitive effects, a voice activated dispatcher system, a train location and information reporter network, two digit addressing, a traffic control system, accessory control, a model train Central Control Module, and removable memory modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Lionel LLC
    Inventors: Louis G Kovach, II, Neil Young, John T Ricks, Mark E Ricks
  • Patent number: 9910567
    Abstract: A system for providing a user interface includes a gadget definition, a style definition, and a scene file. The gadget definition includes one or more XML-based gadget definition tags defining a gadget element and the style definition includes one or more XML-based style definition tags defining one or more style attributes to be applied to the gadget element. The scene file is an XML-based document that includes a gadget element tag that specifies the gadget element. The system further includes a parser to parse the scene file, the style definition, and the gadget definition, and to generate an object that includes a gadget object corresponding to the gadget element. The system also includes a layout engine to determine, based on the object model, a layout of the user interface, and a rendering engine to render, based on the determined layout, the user interface including the gadget element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Raymond Hewitt, Sreekant S. Kotay, Corey Robert Lucier, David G. Besbris, Todd C. Brannam, Veronica Marie Early, Peter David Hirschberg, Ke Ning, John D. Robinson, Michael Gary Wright
  • Patent number: 9891607
    Abstract: The invention provides consistent settings between local and remote parameter adjustments of both local and remote HMI. A dial (4) is superimposed on a bistable display substrate (2), having an indicator (7) configured to be manually aligned with a displayed character representing a manual setting of a parameter value for controlling local equipment. A network interface (18) is connected over a communications network (17) to a remote HMI (16), configured to receive a new parameter value for controlling the local equipment (25). A controller (14) samples the current position of the indicator (7) of the dial (4), and provides a control input signal (20) to the bistable display substrate (2) to control a display of the new parameter value in the current position of the indicator (7) of the dial (4) and to provide the new parameter value to the local equipment (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Jefferies, Benjamin W. Edwards, Matthew L. White, Konstantin A. Filippenko, Richard K. Weiler
  • Patent number: 9884750
    Abstract: A device for remotely commanding a crane comprises a transmission unit suitable for establishing a communication between the device and a control unit of the crane. The device also includes control panel comprising a plurality of manual control members, each arranged for commanding a specific movement of a plurality of available movements of the crane and the direction of the specific movement. The device may also include a plurality of indicators of the available movements of the crane, each correlated with the specific crane movement commandable by a respective manual control member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Fassi Gru S.p.A.
    Inventors: Ivan Maffeis, Roberto Signori, Giovanni Fassi, Rossano Ceresoli
  • Patent number: 9869993
    Abstract: A system and method monitor and/or diagnose the operation of a production line of an industrial plant which is controlled by an automation system. The system includes a remote data processing server, which is installed outside of the industrial plant. The remote data processing server is configured to receive a digital input signal reflecting at least one control input signal and a digital output signal reflecting a second operational state, to determine at least first and second modeled states corresponding to the at least first and second operational states, respectively, by inputting the digital input and the digital output signals to a digital observer model of the production line and the automation system and by processing the digital observer model, and to forward the first and second modeled states to an output interface from where they can be accessed by modeling and/or diagnosing modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Rainer Drath, Mario Hoernicke, Sönke Kock, Christoph Winterhalter
  • Patent number: 9866924
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhanced television interaction are disclosed. For example, one disclosed method includes receiving notification information, the notification information indicating an event associated with video content displayed by a television device; determining a haptic effect associated with the notification information; generating and transmitting a haptic signal to a haptic output device, the haptic signal configured to cause the haptic output device to output the haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Danny Grant, Pamela Pimentel, Eric Gervais, Vincent Levesque, Aaron Kapelus, Mina Chang, Daniel Parker, David Birnbaum, Li Jiang, Stephen Rank
  • Patent number: 9862273
    Abstract: A work vehicle including an internal combustion engine that generates power and an exhaust gas treatment device that treats exhaust gas emitted from the internal combustion engine, the work vehicle includes: a detection unit that detects an abnormality of the exhaust gas treatment device; an output restriction unit that restricts output of an output generation device included in the work vehicle when the detection unit detects the abnormality of the exhaust gas treatment device; a display control unit that causes a display unit to display information that the restriction on the output is allowed to be temporarily released; and a releasing unit that releases the restriction on the output in response to an instruction to temporarily release the restriction on the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Shimazu, Hayato Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9860135
    Abstract: A method and a system for preparing a plurality of installed field devices for operation in a process control network. In some embodiments, a computing device provides a visual summary of the installed field devices to a user via a user interface. A configuration database stores predefined device preparation scopes, each scope being indicative of one or more of the installed field devices. Based on a user selection of one or more predefined device preparation scopes in the user interface, the computing device implements each of the predefined device preparation scopes by, among other things, retrieving configuration information from the configuration database for each installed field device indicated by each predefined device preparation scope and transmitting the information to each respective installed field device for updating the device configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Piper, Vladimir D. Kostadinov
  • Patent number: 9854289
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for secure multimedia transfer provides an encrypted data transfer system that makes transferring multimedia content from a client to any incompatible system or to a system outside the location of the client very difficult.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventors: James M. Barton, David Platt
  • Patent number: 9852288
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to securing data on a computing system. In an example, a request to execute an application instance of the application is received. After receiving the request a role to be associated with the application instance may be identified based on one of user inputs, an object-role mapping, and a set of rules. Further, the application is executable in a plurality of application instances and the role of the application instance is indicative of a nature of activity to be performed in the application instance. The identified role is then associated with the application instance. Based on the role, data pertaining to the application instance may be stored in a memory location allocated to the role of the application instance. Further, each role has a dedicated memory location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Harshita Vani Nallagonda, Sitaram Venkata Chamarty, Lakshmi Padmaja Maddali, Praveen Gauravaram, R. Vigneswaran
  • Patent number: 9825436
    Abstract: The invention relates to optimize the use of electronic cabinets in connector technology, using simplified internal connector technology and flexibility in adapting the external connector technology to the connectors of the cabling assemblies—electronic and/or optical connector technologies—and on the structurally. To this end, according to an embodiment, an overall box-shaped electronic cabinet (1) that is fitted with at least one detachable interconnection module (6a, 6b) is provided with a bottom wall (14) including a bottom card (4) connected to a set of electronic modules (5). The rear wall (14) is extended by edges (14a, 14b) provided with connectors (C1a, C1b) that are capable of being coupled to the connectors (C6a, C6b) that are arranged on a side surface (62a, 62b) of the detachable interconnection module (6a) (6b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Latelec
    Inventors: Damien Morrison, Bastien Puertolas, Cyrille Delame, Gerard Boucourt, Martial Grimm, Bernard Amalric, Vincent Banasiak, Jean Charles Bernadac, Olivier Escalaup, Philippe Gri
  • Patent number: 9826213
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable media are provided that relate to using one or more vision sensors to capture images of a loaded pallet in association with application of stretch wrap to the loaded pallet by an automated pallet wrapping machine. The images are used to generate an image-based identifier for the loaded pallet that is then used for pallet identification by mobile robots and/or other automated agents in a warehouse or other environment. In some implementations, the images are captured by the vision sensor when the pallet is in the wrapping area of the automated pallet wrapping machine and while the vision sensor and/or the pallet are rotating. In some implementations, the image-based identifier may be assigned to pallet attributes and/or a de-palletizing scheme of the loaded pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Jared Russell, Julian MacNeille Mason
  • Patent number: 9817780
    Abstract: A communicator has profiles for holding locators for items in a tree-like database for a smart device that monitors a process. The communicator is connected to the smart device and obtains tag and other identity information to find the profile for the smart device. When a profile is located, the communicator displays a list of configuration items and favorite items and loads the items on the list into the communicator as default inputs or settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Nikola Mrvaljevic, Randy Peterson, Joseph V. Ferrante, Dileepa Prabhakar, David Clarence Dyck
  • Patent number: 9785570
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a system, comprising: an Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory comprising a plurality of memory locations, each memory location corresponding to a device address of the ECC memory; a system management bus (SMB); a baseboard management controller (BMC) coupled to the ECC memory through the SMB; and an operating system comprising a driver module coupled to the BMC through the SMB, the driver module being configured to receive through the Memory device address information associated with the ECC memory and to convert the device address information into physical address information independent of an ECC memory controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: Chaohong Hu, Hongzhong Zheng, Dimin Niu
  • Patent number: 9779045
    Abstract: A first external tool (10A) serially connected to an electronic controller (20A) through a pair of communication lines (LANH, LANN) applies a high voltage (Vaa) higher than a normal control voltage (Vcc) to the communication line (LANH) when a program is written. The electronic controller (20A) recognizes connection of the first external tool (10A) by a comparison circuit (212A) for monitoring a received voltage and a write-mode determination circuit (218A), initializes a microprocessor (200), and receives and stores an total control program (TCPRG) in a program memory (204A) based on a content of a boot program memory (201). During an operation of the electronic controller (20A), the external tool (10A) is removed and the high voltage (Vaa) is not applied to the communication line (LANH). Therefore, the electronic control apparatus is not erroneously placed in the write mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsunori Nishida, Yuki Iwagami, Akihiro Ishii, Osamu Nishizawa, Manabu Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9778626
    Abstract: A method and apparatus track the location of a mobile device within a process plant and display present information about the location of the mobile device in the process plant relative to equipment of the process plant. A location awareness component generates information pertaining to the location of the mobile control room device. A first routine interprets information generated by the location awareness component according to information stored in a database to determine a relationship between the location of the device and a layout of the process plant. A second routine generates a graphic for depiction on the display according to the determined relationship between the location of the device and the layout of the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Ken J. Beoughter, Daniel D. Christensen
  • Patent number: 9772970
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multi-protocol serial communication interfaces are described. One example system includes an interface module including a buffer for storing a protocol selection. The system includes a protocol module coupled to the interface module and configured for providing one or more serial communication protocols. Based on the protocol selection, one of the serial communication protocols is selected. The system also includes a serial engine module coupled to the interface module and the protocol module. The serial engine module is configured for transmitting and receiving data or commands based on the selected serial communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Yong Luo, Ian Fullerton, Benjamin Francis Froemming, Morten Werner Lund
  • Patent number: 9756299
    Abstract: A handheld digital drawing and projection device is provided. The device includes a screen for receiving a user input. In embodiments, a stylus tethered to the device provides the user input at the screen. The device further includes a determining component for determining an output corresponding to the received user input. A projector for projecting the determined output onto an external projection surface is also included. In some embodiments, the projector further projects a display environment, which includes one or more projected elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CRAYOLA, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory R. Nungester, Carl J. Kamph
  • Patent number: 9747876
    Abstract: A device is configured to display electronic sheet music. The device may display electronic sheet music that can be magnified and displayed in sequence by reflowing electronic musical symbols between pages. In addition, the device may adaptively determine a layout based on user preferences, such as a desired magnification, an orientation of a device or the like, and may display a current location in the electronic sheet music based on user input, a remote trigger, a desired playback speed or by monitoring an audio input from a microphone and determining a current location in the electronic sheet music. For example, the device may detect a series of pitches and display the electronic sheet music based on a most recent pitch in the series of pitches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Frederick Hughes Clarke, Andrew Scott Craft, Wendy Kathryn Paskoff
  • Patent number: 9747083
    Abstract: The present disclosure contemplates a variety of improved methods and systems for enabling developers to program and control a variety of disparate devices coupled to the framework and/or ambient operating system. The Home API can expose operation of the devices in a natural and intuitive manner, facilitating control of unknown devices by high-level commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Manuel Roman, Mara Clair Segal, Dwipal Desai, Andrew E. Rubin
  • Patent number: 9745457
    Abstract: An aromatic vinyl copolymer is a polymer of a reaction mixture including: an aromatic vinyl compound; a vinyl cyanide compound; a first silicone compound having a weight average molecular weight of about 150 g/mol to less than about 6,000 g/mol and including at least two unsaturated reactive groups; and a second silicone compound having a weight average molecular weight of about 6,000 g/mol to about 100,000 g/mol and including at least two unsaturated reactive groups. A thermoplastic resin composition including the aromatic vinyl copolymer can exhibit excellent matting properties, impact resistance, and balance therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo Hyun Jang, Jae Won Heo, Bo Eun Kim, Kwang Soo Park, Yu Jin Jung, Ki Bo Chang, Young Sub Jin
  • Patent number: 9743017
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to an integrated mobile desktop. An embodiment of an apparatus includes a display chip to receive graphical data and produce video display signals; and a logic chip to receive data from a mobile device and the video display signals from the display chip to generate a display including at least a portion for a representation of a display of the mobile device. The logic chip provides for integration of operations for the apparatus and the mobile device using the generated display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Marshall Goldberg, Wooseung Yang, Ju Hwan Yi, Seung Jong Lee
  • Patent number: 9727235
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and program product are disclosed for presenting an interactive interface on an electronic display of an information handling device, the interactive interface comprising a plurality of modes, receiving an input gesture from a user, the input gesture detected along a surface of the information handling device by a gesture detector, and changing a mode of the interactive interface in response to the received input gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Daryl Cromer, Howard Locker
  • Patent number: 9702568
    Abstract: A method and system for operating a water heater appliance are provided. The method and system include initiating a vacation mode of the water heater appliance. An operating temperature of the water heater appliance is reduced from a normal operating temperature to a vacation operating temperature in the vacation mode of the water heater appliance. The method and system also include sanitizing the water heater appliance by raising the operating temperature of the water heater appliance from the vacation operating temperature to a sanitization operating temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solution, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Michael Miller, Michael Thomas Beyerle, Thomas Charles Zimmer, Robert Marten Bultman, Myles Caley
  • Patent number: 9703515
    Abstract: A graphical user interface for a concurrent computing environment that presents the output generated by multiple concurrent computing units during and upon completion of their portions of a concurrent computing computation is discussed. The output from each concurrent computing unit may be directed to a single display where it is portioned into different regions of the display. The output from all of the concurrent computing units or a subset of the concurrent computing units may be shown in different arrangements. Blocks or lines of output from different concurrent computing units may appear in order of arrival at the display, or if precise timing references are available, in order of generation by the concurrent computing units. In either case the relative ordering of the outputs may be used to interpret the progress, performance and results of a concurrent computing computation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter D. Muellers
  • Patent number: 9704135
    Abstract: A web conferencing system includes web conferencing server for outputting a visual presentation which includes a visual cue. The visual cue is linked with an executable action. A visual robot operated by the web conferencing server graphically recognizes the visual cue when the visual presentation is displayed in a web conference, and associates the visual cue with the executable action. The executable action is then executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventors: Paul Roger Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Robert Edward Loredo
  • Patent number: 9697432
    Abstract: A method for generating a sequence of support instruction steps by leveraging Augmented Reality (AR) can include: capturing workspace data from a workspace using a sensing device, wherein workspace may include a plurality of components, with at least one of the plurality of components having at least a tag; identifying both a first tag of a first component of the plurality of components, and a second tag of a second component of the plurality of components; determining, based on respective shapes of the first and second tags, that the first and second components are operably related; determining, again based on the first and second tags, a first operation; generating a first overlay, wherein the first overlay includes at least one image corresponding with the first operation; and generating a first augmented reality display of a first instruction step by combining the first overlay with a display of the workspace data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Fang Lu, Alaa Abou Mahmoud
  • Patent number: 9691295
    Abstract: This application discloses a game that engages a user in correctly reproducing the duration of notes (short, long) to reproduce a melody from a sequence of notes. The melody becomes recognizable when the durations are approximately correct. As a game, the processing system may score the selected durations and provide feedback to the gamer. This technology can be implemented as a method, device, system or article of manufacture. In addition, for some jurisdictions, it can be described as software that produces a technical effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Mubik Entertainment Ltd.
    Inventor: Ilkka Räsänen
  • Patent number: 9684738
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to generating application-processable commands from character strings. An aspect includes preparing a database in which are recorded keywords for presenting commands as conversion candidate objects, conversion candidate objects, and commands generated when a conversion candidate object has been selected. Another aspect includes receiving a plurality of character strings inputted by a user for an application. Another aspect includes converting a character string of the plurality of character strings to generate a completion candidate character string. Another aspect includes referencing the database when the character string includes a keyword, and presenting, to the user, completion candidate character strings and conversion candidate objects as a conversion candidate list. Another aspect includes generating a command corresponding to a selected conversion candidate object in response to selection of one of the conversion candidate objects from the conversion candidate list by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventors: Takehiko Amano, Kenya Ishimoto, Harumi Itoh, Daisuke Maruyama, Atsushi Yokoi
  • Patent number: 9678502
    Abstract: A system 10 for controlling an industrial plant 12 comprises automatic control equipment 14 comprising a plurality of measurement sensors 16 for sensing predetermined variables associated with components of the industrial plant 12. The sensors 16 generate measured data relating to operation of the components of the industrial plant 12. A database 20 contains operational data, including observational data, regarding the industrial plant 12. A processor 18 is in communication with the automatic control equipment 14 and the database 20 for receiving the measured data from the sensors 16 of the automatic control equipment 14 and the operational data from the database 20. The processor 18 manipulates the measured and operational data to provide an evolving description of a process condition of each component over time, along with output information relating to operational control of the industrial plant 12 and for updating the database 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Auckland Uniservices Limited
    Inventors: Mark P. Taylor, John J. J. Chen
  • Patent number: 9678486
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an HVAC data processing and communication network and a method of manufacturing the same. In an embodiment, the method includes configuring a user interface to receive a first parameter setting associated with a system device. The user interface is further configured to send a message to the system device including the first parameter setting. The user interface is further configured to receive from the system device a second parameter setting that is dependent on the first parameter setting. The user interface is further configured to make the second parameter setting available for viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Wojciech Grohman, Jacob Jennings, Amanda Filbeck
  • Patent number: 9672592
    Abstract: A tiling-display system includes an image source device, a splitter unit, a plurality of control units, and a plurality of display devices. The splitter unit receives a source image from the image source device and outputs a plurality of replication images. Each of the source image and the replication images has a first image size. The control units receive the replication images and generate sub-images according to groups of setting parameters. Each of the groups of setting parameter includes a scale, a shift and a rotation angle. The shifts of the group of the setting parameters are different from each other, and each of the plurality of sub-images has a second image size and the corresponding rotation angle. The display devices receive and display the sub-images from the control units. The display devices are arranged according to the rotation angle and display a tiled image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: AOPEN INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Chi Kuan, Wen-Hsiung Chung