Having Operator Control Interface (e.g., Control/display Console) Patents (Class 700/83)
  • Patent number: 10664146
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described for creating custom user interface (“UI”) controls. A networked computing service may determine that an action performed by a user of the service is likely to be repeated, based on previous actions performed by the user and/or other users, parameters of the action including characteristics of an item associated with the action, and other criteria. The networked computing service may generate, or recommend generation of, a custom UI control that automates performance of the action. The networked computing service may automatically determine parameters of the action, and may determine alternative parameters and/or alternative actions if the action cannot be performed using the determined parameters. Custom UI controls may be associated with various computing devices and/or other electronic devices, and categories of custom UI controls may be determined and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan Josef Andrizzi, Kara Cavallaro, Jai Prakash Chabria, Nicole Dare, Kenneth DeLand, Nirav Praful Desai, Anindya Guha, Marc Hensley, Douglas James Herrington, Samuel Stevens Heyworth, Apoorva Iyer, Nitish Kumar, Hannah McClellan Richards, Jae Park, Amir Pelleg, Jessica Protasio, Daniel Benjamin Rausch, Laura Allison Ridlehoover, Jeffrey Rosenberg, John Shaw, Paul Warren Smart, Amirali Virani
  • Patent number: 10666911
    Abstract: Audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices for flush mounting within a junction box in accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure are provided. In one embodiment, an A/V recording and communication device is provided, comprising a housing defining an enclosure having a front opening, the housing having a rearward portion configured to fit within a single-gang junction box, a camera located at least partially within the enclosure, the camera having a field of view extending outwardly of the front opening of the enclosure, a speaker located at least partially within the enclosure adjacent the front opening, a microphone located at least partially within the enclosure adjacent the front opening, and a front button located at least partially within the enclosure and protruding outwardly from the front opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Siminoff, Spiro Sacre
  • Patent number: 10662027
    Abstract: A method for operating a safety system having a control unit, a bus, a plurality of bus nodes connected to the control unit via the bus, and a plurality of participants connected to the control unit via the bus nodes, wherein at least one participant is designated as a temporary participant. The method includes the step of logging the temporary participant out of the safety system by giving notice of a disconnection of the temporary participant from the safety system by a manipulation and disconnecting the temporary participant from the safety system. The safety system can be used with an elevator system for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Astrid Sonnenmoser, Ivo Lustenberger, Martin Hess
  • Patent number: 10649963
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for enabling dynamic reallocation of resources in a multi-tenant distributed database. According to certain aspects, a management services module allocates multiple portions of computer resources for respective operation of multiple services by multiple customers. A quality of service (QoS) controller detects that one of the services is attempting to exceed its allocated portion of resources, and identifies an available portion of another allocated portion of resources. In response, the QoS controller causes the management services module to dynamically allocate the available portion to the detected service so that the detected service is able to operate without error or delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Goffinet, Peter Schuller, Boaz Avital, Armond Bigian, Spencer G. Fang, Anthony Asta
  • Patent number: 10642231
    Abstract: A system is provided for controlling a first switch terminal of a building occupied by one or more building occupant. The system includes a plurality of switch terminals at the building. A first computer system is coupled to the first switch terminal or equivalent of the building at a first location of the building. The first computer system runs on at least one platform. A first plurality of sensors is coupled to the first switch terminal and the first computer system. At least a portion of the sensors provide signal data to the first computer system. The first computer system produces a command or data output that relates to at least one of: a command output for a local control system, a command output for a different system, a data output for a different system, a command output for a non-local device or a data output that is a non-local device. A second switch terminal includes a second plurality of sensors coupled to a second computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Edison Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin Billings
  • Patent number: 10642232
    Abstract: An intellect switch system includes an intelligent first switch terminal positioned at a building occupied by one or more building occupants. The intelligent first switch terminal includes a plurality of switch terminal parameters for the first a switch terminal, the intelligent first switch terminal. A first computer system is at the intelligent first switch terminal of the building at a first location of the building. The first computer system includes a memory for persistent storage, the intelligent first switch terminal including at least a first wiring component. A first plurality of sensors at the intelligent first switch terminal is coupled to the first computer system. At least a portion of the sensors are configured to provide signal data to the first computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Edison Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin Billings
  • Patent number: 10637678
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for facilitating portable, reusable, and shareable Internet of Things-based services and resources according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes wherein receiving a recipe request for selecting a recipe relating to Internet of Things (IoT) services, where selecting includes at least one of searching the recipe and modifying the recipe. The method may further include selecting the recipe, where the recipe includes a set of resource requirements and business logic. The method may further include modifying the set of resource requirements, where the modified set of resource requirements is associated with the business logic to modify the recipe, and deploying the modified recipe at one or more computing devices, where the modified recipe to facilitate management for one or more IoT devices at one or more locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shao-Wen Yang, Nyuk Kin Koo, Yen-Kuang Chen
  • Patent number: 10628015
    Abstract: Systems and methods for geo-temporal incident navigation. In one method, a graphical user interface (GUI) is generated. The GUI includes a primary window and a secondary window. The primary window includes a peripheral edge, a map, and an incident location indicator overlaid on the map. The secondary window includes an identifier for the incident, a plurality of outcome nodes, corresponding to potential outcomes for the incident, based on a plurality of nodes related to the incident, and a plurality of outcome credibility scores corresponding to the outcome nodes. A graphical control positioned at the peripheral edge of the primary window includes an incident indicator positioned along a timeline. The plurality of outcome nodes is selected and the plurality of credibility scores is computed based on a position of the incident indicator on the timeline. An electronic processor controls a display to present the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Zheng Fang, Yang Luo
  • Patent number: 10619874
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and systems for configuring electronically programmable heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning (“HVAC”) systems are disclosed. One embodiment is a system comprising a server system in operative communication with a database, a remote client and an electronically programmable HVAC controller. The system is structured to transmit a template HVAC configuration profile to the client, receive from the client a modification of the template profile transmitted to the remote client, validate the modification, in response to a programming request from the client, transmit a programming instruction including a modified HVAC configuration profile to the HVAC controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph George Land, III, Karl J. Mutchnik
  • Patent number: 10613486
    Abstract: Provided is a hazardous facility control method performed by a central server. The hazardous facility control method includes: receiving a maintenance mode setting request and a tag of a worker recognized by a safety device provided in a hazardous facility; authenticating the worker based on the tag; setting, to a locked state, an operation screen of a facility control device capable of controlling the hazardous facility, so as to block another worker from controlling the hazardous facility; and releasing a lock of the safety device so as to allow the worker to access the hazardous facility, and setting a state of the hazardous facility to a maintenance mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: P&S CO., LTD
    Inventor: Dae Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 10616433
    Abstract: An information processing device may activate a first application program for providing a first function corresponding to a first item image, in a case where the first item image is selected from among N1 pieces of item images in a first item selection screen, under a non-connection state in which a storage device that stores program control data is not connected to the information processing device. The information processing device may activate a second application program for providing a second function, in a case where a second item image is selected from among N2 pieces of item images in a second item selection screen, under a connection state in which a second storage device that stores first program control data is connected to the information processing device, and display a function related screen which is related to the second function in accordance with the first program control data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sadaaki Miyazaki, Tetsuya Okuno, Toyoshi Adachi, Katsunori Enomoto
  • Patent number: 10601744
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to user interfaces for applications and in particular, presentation of card content by a user interface. In one embodiment, a process for presentation of a user interface includes detecting selection of a first graphical element, loading a framework file for presentation of content associated with the first graphical element, detecting selection of second graphical element presented by the user interface, and presenting card content for the second graphical element based on the framework file. The processes and devices described herein may be configured to preloading a framework file for presentation of content associated with one or more card elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Qingdao Hisense Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim, Alexander De Paz, Salvador Soto, Sergii Grysenko, Stephen Edwards
  • Patent number: 10601959
    Abstract: A central virtual server (102) and method for managing virtual environments is provided. The central virtual server (102), comprising: a memory (202) storing instructions; a hardware processor (204) configured by the instructions to: establish a communication link between the central virtual server (102) and location specific client virtual servers (104A-N), a plurality of thin clients (108A-N) that are connected to at least one of the client virtual servers (104A-N), and a plurality of local servers (110A-N), create a plurality of virtual environments based on the established communication link, process an input comprising credentials associated with a user, authenticate the credentials when the credentials match credentials stored in the memory (202), and provide role based privileges to the user for accessing data and an application hosted on one of a virtual environment, a virtual desktop, a client virtual server, and a thin client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Padmanaban Vadivel, Jayasekar Mani, Sureshbabu Ponnan
  • Patent number: 10599118
    Abstract: A screen information generation device generates screen information indicating display content of a display device connected to a programmable controller that controls a control object device according to a chart program indicating execution order of a plurality of steps each provided per operation unit. When generating the screen information of an individual-manipulation screen for use in individually operating the control object device per operation unit, the screen information generation device is configured to generate the screen information based on the chart program such that a plurality of operation buttons that respectively correspond to the plurality of steps is displayed on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Shimizu, Terukazu Senda
  • Patent number: 10594154
    Abstract: The present application relates to a battery charging method. The method comprises the steps of: in accordance to the current's adverse effect on battery lifespan, classifying the charging current of a battery into a first type of charging current and a second type of charging current; setting a proportion limit on the first type of charging current and a proportion limit on the second type of charging current; obtaining the historical charging current information of the battery; determining the historical accumulative proportion of the second type of charging current in accordance to the historical charging current information; in accordance to the proportion limits and the historical accumulative proportion, determining the type of battery charging current which is present available. By taking into account different charging currents' adverse effect on battery lifespan, the charging method solves the problem of excessive charging current's adverse effect on battery lifespan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NIO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shengjie Yuan, Fei Shen, Xiaojia Deng, Yong Yang, Jia Xu
  • Patent number: 10579221
    Abstract: Novel tools for navigating among a suite of business applications, including without limitation menu systems for business application suites. In some cases, the menu is customized for a particular user of the business application suite. Hence, for example, a menu might comprise only items necessary to that user's job function and/or access level, as defined by one or more user roles that the user possesses. In another example, menu items may be provided only for actions that the user has appropriate permissions to take and/or pages that the user has appropriate permissions to view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adrien Lazzaro, Mark Shurtleff
  • Patent number: 10571879
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software to facilitate management of industrial operations are disclosed herein. In at least one implementation, a portable HMI device is connected to a display system via a video interface, wherein the video interface provides interchangeability between a plurality of different display systems. A plurality of applications is stored in the portable HMI device. A remote navigation interface of the portable HMI device receives a selection transmitted from a remote navigation device, wherein the selection is associated with an industrial operation application of the applications displayed on the display system. The portable HMI device processes the selection of the industrial operation application and responsively executes the industrial operation application to communicate with an application server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Reichard, Subbian Govindaraj
  • Patent number: 10556754
    Abstract: The invention relates to an installation method for setting up a control unit in a conveying device, wherein a first control unit controls an upstream first conveyor segment and a second control unit controls a downstream second conveyor segment. The method according to the invention comprises the steps of: placing an object on a first conveyor segment; activating a learning mode in a first and second control unit; activating a first and second conveyor drive by means of the respective first and second control unit; automatically conveying the object in the direction of the second conveyor segment; and storing an installation parameter in the second control unit depending on the triggering of the first or second sensor signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: INTERROLL HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Herbert Henze
  • Patent number: 10552005
    Abstract: A building energy management system for controlling one or more building control units having points is disclosed. The building energy management system may be configured to display a schematic representation of a building control unit that is bounded to points in accordance with binding information. In response to receiving a point list request, the building energy management system may extract and generate a points list in a list format that includes some or all of the points in the schematic representation of the building control unit. Generating favorite points links, filtering points and batch setting point values are also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay N. Nair, Marco Nostrini
  • Patent number: 10539936
    Abstract: A method of providing process data to a remote computing device includes receiving configuration data describing a configuration of at least part of the process control system. The configuration data includes information associated with a plurality of process control entities, and the information regarding each entity includes at least one tag associated with a level in a hierarchy of the system. The method includes identifying a plurality of levels within the system based upon the tags, including at least a first-level identifier and a plurality of second-level identifiers associated with the first-level identifier. Further, the method includes identifying a plurality of control modules, each associated with a second-level identifier, and each associated with the entities based upon the configuration data. The method includes generating a hierarchical list of available process data, and selecting from the hierarchical list a set of information to include on a watch list or alarm list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, David R. Denison, Hoa Van Lai, Ken J. Beoughter, Daniel R. Strinden, Mariana Dionisio, Kim Ordean Van Camp, Matt William Poplawski
  • Patent number: 10534872
    Abstract: A method includes accessing, via a processor, a first user selection relating to a location of a pipe segment of a piping model. The pipe segment includes data in a first format. The method includes accessing, via the processor, a second user selection relating to a point type based on a number of branches at the location of the pipe segment. The method includes determining, via the processor, a point associated with a route of the pipe segment. The point is based on the location and the point type. The route includes the point and at least one additional point. The method includes generating, via the processor, a representation of the route to be stored in a second format. The second format is associated with piping analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Yanping Yang
  • Patent number: 10534356
    Abstract: An access arbitration module includes a plurality of active component communication ports for communicating with a plurality of active components, and includes a passive component communication port for communicating with a passive component. The access arbitration module also includes switching logic defined to control transmission of access communication protocol signals between each of the plurality of active component communication ports and the passive component communication port, such that an authorized one of the plurality of active component communication ports is connected in communication with the passive component communication port at a given time, and such that non-authorized ones of the plurality of active component communication ports are prevented from communication with the passive component communication port at the given time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Brooks Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Pablo Gonzalez, Gary Roy Watts
  • Patent number: 10534357
    Abstract: The application relates to a device for a machine in the beverage industry, comprising an HMI for user input of control commands for the machine. The device is configured to be connectable to an external control module via a wireless communication connection. The device can then exchange an HMI data record with the external control module by use of this wireless connection. The device can receive at least one HMI data record from the external control module, said data record comprising data or parameters for configuring the HMI. Furthermore, at least one HMI data set can be transferred from the HMI to the external control module and comprise data or parameters for evaluation or storage by the external control module. The device can be a separate module of the machine and can accordingly be connected to the HMI, communicate with the HMI, or at least control the HMI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Maximilian Hoferer, Theodor Bielmeier
  • Patent number: 10526037
    Abstract: Disclosed is a thumb switch for operating a mobile communication device and/or electric components of a vehicle, said thumb switch comprising a housing, on which at least one operating element is arranged. In order to allow for ease of operation, the thumb switch has communication electronics for generating control signals for functions that can be carried out on the mobile communication device and/or on at least one electrical component of the vehicle. The invention further relates to control system comprising such a thumb switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Cobi.Bike GMBH
    Inventor: Andreas Gahlert
  • Patent number: 10523502
    Abstract: In aspects, the present invention discloses a method of configuring a plurality of devices of a control system using a configuration server connected to a plurality of data repositories using an engineering data gateway. The method comprises retrieving a first data set from a first data repository from the plurality of data repositories, retrieving a second data set associated with the first data set from a second data repositories from the plurality of data repositories, identifying at least one functional dependencies among the first data set and the second data set, generating a plurality of engineering artifacts including a configuration file, and transmitting the configuration file to a corresponding device from the plurality of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Aparajithan Vaidyanathan, Raoul Jetley
  • Patent number: 10520538
    Abstract: An electrical system can include a diagnostic device that generates a first test signal at a first time. The electrical system can also include at least one energy transfer link coupled to the diagnostic device, where the first test signal flows through the at least one energy transfer link at the first time. The electrical system can further include a portable electrical load coupled to the at least one energy transfer link. The electrical system can also include a monitoring device coupled to the at least one energy transfer link, where the monitoring device is disposed between the diagnostic device and the portable electrical load. The first monitoring device can receive the first test signal, where the monitoring device executes, in response to the first test signal, a test procedure on the portable electrical load. The portable electrical load is portable relative to the diagnostic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Benjamin Avery Freer, Joseph Michael Manahan
  • Patent number: 10503161
    Abstract: Systems and methods for industrial process control coordination and implementation are disclosed. In some embodiments, a facility coordinator may be configured to: receive a facility prescription from a remote server; translate the facility prescription into one or more commands understood by one or more of a plurality of controllable devices; communicate the one or more commands to the one or more controllable devices; receive sensor data from one or more of a plurality of environmental sensors; determine based on the sensor data whether an aspect of an environment or one or more of the controllable devices violates one or more constraints; and in the event operational, safety, or physical constraints are or will soon be violated, determine a corrective action and send corrective action commands to one or more of the plurality controllable devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: CrossnoKaye
    Inventors: Thomas Foley, Bryan Kaye, Daniel Walsh, Jesse Crossno
  • Patent number: 10467084
    Abstract: Operations include identifying an error generated by a primary operation. The event analysis system may determine that the primary operation depends on one or more lower-level operations. The event analysis system compares a log file, for the lower-level operation, to a valid event pattern for the lower-level operation. If the event analysis system identifies one or more events in the log file for the lower-level operation which do not match the valid event pattern for the lower-level operation, then the event analysis system presents or selects the set of events, in the log file for the lower-level operation, for error analysis corresponding to the error generated by the primary operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Sergey Linetskiy
  • Patent number: 10462454
    Abstract: An immersive video system includes a display, a sensor that provides information about a user's location relative to the display, a projector capable of projecting images onto the user, and a processor in communication with the display, the sensor, and the projector. The processor manipulates the images projected onto the user based on user location data from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew E Ward, Jonathan Brill, Brian Chasalow
  • Patent number: 10434429
    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: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Liontech Trains LLC
    Inventors: Louis G Kovach, II, Neil Young, John T Ricks, Mark E Ricks
  • Patent number: 10423407
    Abstract: A software workstation and method configured to employ appended metadata in an industrial automation software of an industrial automation environment are provided. The software workstation in one example includes an interface configured to interact with a user and communicate with an industrial automation system including the industrial automation software and a processing system coupled to the interface, with the processing system configured to obtain a metadata information, generate at least one metadata instance from the metadata information, associate the at least one metadata instance with one or more predetermined objects in the industrial automation software, and store the at least one metadata instance and the association as part of the industrial automation software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Terrie E. Sauvain
  • Patent number: 10423141
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing an icon for display by a user interface from an automation device that the icon depicts. Specifically, present embodiments are directed to methods and systems capable of detecting, with processing circuitry of an automation device, a shell program on a workstation via an automation control network. Further, embodiments are capable of providing icon configuration data to the shell program from the automation device, wherein the configuration data controls characteristics of an icon representative of the automation device for display in a visualization of the workstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne R. Davis
  • Patent number: 10416699
    Abstract: An operation terminal operates an operation target equipment. The operation terminal comprises: a display unit configured to display an operation screen for the operation target equipment; a communication unit configured to perform communication; and a control unit configured to control to transmit, by using the communication unit, at least one operation instruction from among candidates of available operations for the operation target equipment. The control unit controls a display object included in the operation screen, on the basis of a result of the operation instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Takayuki Shinozaki
  • Patent number: 10394970
    Abstract: A computer may display on a graphical user interface (GUI) a component library including a set of components relating to a compressed air system. The GUI may have a modeling interface for configuring a virtual model using the set of components. The computer may simulate the virtual model to determine one or more optimizations to the compressed air system. The computer may also determine the cost of implementing the compressor system optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: John J. Linehan, Kelly Glenn Campbell, Ryan D. Hartman, Nicholas Able, Eric W. Seidel, Chun Jian Tang
  • Patent number: 10382371
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods and devices for the presentation of a user interface and operation of devices. In one embodiment, a method for assigning card elements of an application user interface to a device includes presenting a user interface, wherein the user interface is presented including graphical elements for one or more card elements, and wherein the user interface is presented including graphical elements for one or more devices. The method also includes detecting a user interface command to associate a selected card element presented by the user interface with a selected device presented by the user interface and outputting a communication including an association of the selected card element with the selected device. Another embodiment is directed to a device configured to run an application and configured for assigning card elements to other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Qingdao Hisense Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim, Alexander De Paz, Salvador Soto, Sergii Grysenko
  • Patent number: 10374991
    Abstract: An approach is provided for sharing electronic documents during electronic meetings. Client devices of meeting participants are configured with a file sharing application that allows participants of an electronic meeting to request and receive, during the electronic meeting, electronic documents that are displayed during the electronic meeting. The file sharing application allows presenters to review and approve or deny requests for electronic documents, and to apply security restrictions to electronic documents on a participant-by-participant basis. Security restrictions may also be specific to particular electronic meetings and access to electronic documents shared during electronic meetings may be restricted to users who were participants of the electronic meetings. The approach is not limited to files per se and is applicable to sharing any type of data in any format or structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Alex Reyes
  • Patent number: 10373119
    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: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Driscoll, Thomas Matthew Laird-McConnell, Andrea Ryuta Orimoto
  • Patent number: 10372111
    Abstract: Disclosed is a numerical control system, comprising a local NC device and a remote server connected therewith, and the remote server operates to process non-real-time tasks, comprising G code programming, coding and machining simulation, and to realize value-added functions. The server is connected with the NC device via a client disposed on the NC device, and the client operates to conduct virtual operation on the remote server via a HMI of the local NC device by using virtualization technology, thereby controlling operation on the server on the local NC device, and controlling NC machining by cooperation of the server and the local NC device. The invention also discloses a control method for the system. The invention is capable of realizing diversified, elastic and individual function configuration of the whole numerical control system, and improves the machining efficiency of the numerical control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HUAZHONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jianzhong Yang, Bingyan Feng, Enming Hui, Guotao Ding, Yongliang Lu
  • Patent number: 10359768
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for the automated determination of an effective area for an emergency stop device(s) in an industrial plant is provided. In modern flexible installations, as will be increasingly found, (such as cyberphysical systems), the layout of the plant will be dynamically changeable. In such an environment, it is often impossible to manually prepare complete safety plan in advance for each potential environment. The proposed methods and apparatuses allow automatic calculations of operational configurations and effective regions of emergency stop devices in an industrial plant, allowing easy positioning of such devices. An improved method for recalculating the effective region after the layout of the plant or portions thereof changed is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Jörg Neidig
  • Patent number: 10354516
    Abstract: A security system comprises at least one component interconnected with the security system for detecting an alarm condition. A control panel is interconnected with the security system for at least one of controlling and communicating with the at least one component. A memory is interconnected with the control panel for storing a system identifier (ID) associated with the control panel and for storing connection information for accessing a system configuration file associated with the system ID. The system ID and the connection information are stored prior to interconnecting the control panel and the security system. The system configuration file identifies the at least one component and is stored remote from the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA, LTD.
    Inventor: Stéphan Frenette
  • Patent number: 10338897
    Abstract: Disclosed is a graphical user interface to quickly build a graphical representation defining the set of instructions in a protocol without the user needing the programming knowledge to encapsulate those instructions in executable code. The graphical representation may include an arrangement of one or more graphical elements, with each graphical element corresponding to instructions or program logic. The user may also specify the set of parameters associated with each of the graphical elements. The arrangement of the one or more graphical elements, along with the set of parameters for each of the graphical elements, may be used to translate the graphical representation of the protocol into executable code for the protocol. The executable code for the protocol may then be executed by various flow cytometry machines in order to perform the protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Stratedigm, Inc.
    Inventor: Shervin Javadi
  • Patent number: 10331344
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for providing customized keyboards for receiving user inputs, and view regions for displaying information for users in useful arrangements. Such keyboards include keys that are pre-programmed to reflect the issues present in each trading pane of the view regions. Using such keys, a user may direct the trading application to quickly and efficiently switch between multiple issues, and place, manipulate or cancel orders on them. The keyboard may also be designed such that multiple keys may be disabled, replaced or mapped to perform different functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BGC PARTNERS, INC.
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Joseph C. Noviello, Michael Sweeting, Lee M. Amaitis, James C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10331095
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to intelligent automation control of an environment based at least on intelligence associated with behavior of an operator and/or equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Cox Communications
    Inventors: Dipan Patel, Nadine Finnerty, Edgar V. Shrum, Jr., Andrew Goldberg, Haynes Taylor
  • Patent number: 10324440
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a PLC system including a first CPU comprising a first media access control (MAC) communications layer and configured to generate data necessary for operation of the CPU, perform control operation based on the generated data, and transmit the generated data to a second CPU via the first MAC communications layer is included. The PLC system may further include the second CPU comprising a second MAC communications layer receiving the generated data via the first MAC communications layer and configured to perform service operation based on the received data. The first CPU may be connected to a memory in which data to be transmitted to the second CPU is stored at a predetermined location, and the second CPU may receive the data stored in the predetermined location of the memory by a direct memory access (DMA) scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Geon Yoon, Ki-Myung Kim
  • Patent number: 10324437
    Abstract: A device for monitoring and controlling an electrical system. The device has a control unit which attaches to a building's electrical system. The control unit includes a sensor attached to each circuit of the electrical system, wherein the sensor can detect characteristics of the circuit and transmit the data to a computer. The computer can analyze the data to check for fault states and other anomalies as well as monitor overall performance of the electrical system. The computer can disable electricity from reaching the circuit when a fault condition is detected via the sensor. Further, the data can be transmitted to a display in order to provide status updates and recommendations to a user. The status of each of the building's circuit is displayed and a user may test or reset any circuit via an interface with the display or a mobile electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Dan Brausen
  • Patent number: 10319128
    Abstract: A industrial visualization system generates augmented reality presentations for rendering on a user's wearable computer as the user traverses an industrial facility. The system can leverage data indexed in a federated data model that unifies plant-wide data from multiple diverse sources under a common namespace. By leveraging the unified plant data and interacting with a wearable computer worn by a user, the augmented reality presentation system provides automation system data, notifications, and proactive guidance to a user via modification of the user's view of his or her immediate surroundings. Such modifications can include superimposing data values or indicators on the user's view of a machine or automation system through the user's wearable computer. The system can customize presentation of this information based on the user's role, location, line of sight, type of wearable device, and/or other contextual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon M. Billi-Duran, Christopher W. Como, Edward A. Gray, Kyle K. Reissner, Jonathan D. Walter, Mohit Singhai, Douglas J. Reichard, Scott N. Sandler, Ronald E. Bliss, Michael J. Pantaleano, Ryan Cahalane, Jessica L. Korpela, Bruce T. McCleave, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10317868
    Abstract: A system for testing a distributed control system of an industrial plant is provided. The distributed control system includes at least two industrial control devices and at least one data communication device. The system includes at least one engineering computer that includes an engineering data storage unit for storing engineering data of at least one part of the distributed control system, and at least one human machine interface for manipulating the engineering data. The system also includes at least one remote data processing server connected to the at least one engineering computer via a remote data connection and including an emulating virtual machine on which a soft emulator is installed for emulating one of the at least two industrial control devices and the at least one data communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Ben Schroeter, Fan Dai, Hao Ding, Mario Hoernicke, Nicolas Mauser, Peter Weber
  • Patent number: 10310474
    Abstract: An industrial system and method for monitoring and analyzing industrial operations such that data is obtained from one or more sensors of one or more industrial components and transmitted to a master controller as a data stream through a communication network, the transmitted data is captured, copied, and stored for analysis without interfering with the data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Philip Wernersbach, Glen C. Wernersbach
  • Patent number: 10310724
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating real-time, on-the-fly visualization interfaces for automated systems are described. A graphical user interface allows a user to associate real-time data from one or more automated systems with a graphical interface control. The graphical interface control allows the user to interact with the automated system in real-time to make adjustments to its current state or to visualize real-time streaming data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Iconics, Inc.
    Inventors: Vojtech Kresl, Ivo Zeleny, Miroslav Kocanek, Russell L. Agrusa
  • Patent number: 10305969
    Abstract: A system and method is used to provision an app to a smart device for use in connection with an appliance. A presence of the appliance on a wireless network which includes the smart device is detected and data received from the appliance is used to initiate a retrieval of the app. When the retrieved app is installed on the smart device the app is usable with the smart device to provide at least an interface between the smart device and the appliance. In some circumstance, installation of the app on the smart device may also include causing the app to be synchronized with a corresponding app that was prior installed on another smart device capable of communicating with the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Arling, Arsham Hatambeiki