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  • DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRYING A TISSUE PAPER WEB WITH STEAM RECAPTURE

    Method for steam recapture in the drying of a tissue paper web with a cylinder that is fed from a live steam network and with a hot air hood that flows hot air onto the tissue paper web, includes the steps of: removing condensate from the cylinder; compressing the condensate to a first pressure level essentially corresponding to that of the live steam network; heating the condensate by heat exchange with the exhaust air from the hot air hood; vaporizing the condensate; and feeding generated steam into the live steam network.

  • Automatic Genechip Array Diagnosing Apparatus

    A sample is diagnosed with a genechip array by the present disclosure. The sample is automatically diagnosed by devices revealed in the present disclosure for a fast diagnosis having high accuracy.

  • Method for Determining a Characteristic of a Track Condition Parameter

    A method for determining a characteristic of at least one position parameter, in particular of a disruption in the position parameter, of a track for a vehicle, in which detection values of at least one detection parameter affected by the position parameter are detected on a vehicle driving along a section of the track, and wherein the at least one position parameter for the track section is determined from the detection values. The current value of the position parameter is determined from the detection values as a function of the model data of a previously determined vehicle model of the vehicle, wherein a relationship between the position parameter and the at least one detection parameter affected by the position parameter is generated by way of the vehicle model.

  • GRAVITATION COMPENSATION FOR OPTICAL ELEMENTS IN PROJECTION EXPOSURE APPARATUSES

    A gravitation compensator for mounting optical elements in a projection exposure apparatus and a corresponding projection exposure apparatus are disclosed. The gravitation compensator at least partly compensates for the weight force of a mounted optical element and simultaneously enables a change in the position of the optical element without the compensated weight force being altered in an impermissible manner during the change in position. This applies, in particular, to high weight forces which are to be compensated. Furthermore, the gravitation compensator enables use in different atmospheres and the compensation of corresponding aging effects.

  • Method and System for Obtaining Operational Data and Service Information for a Building Site

    A method and system is disclosed for providing information about operational data from a plurality of building systems and service and maintenance information for a plurality of building sites. A customer web portal is provided with a database for storing the operational data and the service information allowing users to more readily generate reports and obtain service related information for a plurality of sites without having to maintain separate database systems at remote locations.

  • SAMPLE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

    The invention relates to a sample processing apparatus comprising a holder for a microtiter plate comprising a plurality of microwells, optical measurement unit for measuring optical responses of samples dosed to the microwells, and a computing unit configured to analyze the optical responses in order to detect dosing failures in said plurality of microwells, and if a dosing failure has been detected in one or more of the microwells, to communicate the existence of the dosing failure to a user of the apparatus through signaling means or to store data indicative of the dosing failure to data storage means for further use. In particular, the invention relates to detecting dosing failures in before, during and after a PCR process.

  • PARTICLE BEAM IRRADIATION APPARATUS AND PARTICLE BEAM THERAPY SYSTEM

    The objective is to eliminate the effect of the hysteresis of a scanning electromagnet so that, in the raster scanning or the hybrid scanning, there is obtained a particle beam irradiation apparatus that realizes high-accuracy beam irradiation. There are provided a scanning power source that outputs the excitation current for a scanning electromagnet and an irradiation control apparatus that controls the scanning power source; the irradiation control apparatus is provided with a scanning electromagnet command value learning generator that evaluates the result of a run-through, which is a series of irradiation operations through a command value for the excitation current outputted from the scanning power source, that updates the command value for the excitation current, when the result of the evaluation does not satisfy a predetermined condition, so as to perform the run-through, and that outputs to the scanning power source the command value for the excitation current such that its evaluation result has satisfied the predetermined condition.

  • DIFFERENTIAL FOR A WIND POWER STATION

    A differential gear for an energy production plant, in particular for a wind power plant, has three drives and three power take-offs, whereby a first drive is connected to a drive shaft of the energy production plant, a power take-off is connected to a generator (8), and a second drive is connected to an electric machine (6) as a differential drive. The first drive that is connected to the drive shaft rotates at a basic speed. The speed range of the first drive is at least -/+6.0% and at most -/+20.0% of the basic speed, while the electric machine (6) is operated at nominal speed.

  • Device and Method for Injecting Fluids or Gels

    A device for successively injecting material at predetermined distances between successive injections to body tissue along a desired path of skin surface includes an injector sub-assembly having a needle configured for injecting the material into body tissue, and a displacement sub-assembly configured to facilitate precise displacement of the needle or of the device along the path between successive injections.

  • Methods and Devices for Programmable Delivery of Microdoses of Liquid Drugs

    Devices of this invention include replaceable cartridges for delivery of doses of fluids. Cartridges having a fluid supply reservoir comprising an expandable element are designed to be connected with non-disposable actuating module supplied with a sensor, a mechanism to apply a force to the fluid, thereby forcing a predetermined dose out of the reservoir, and a processor providing control outputs from a sensor system according to preprogrammed instructions. Methods of this invention include delivery of microdoses of fluids using devices of this invention.

  • WET GAS SEPARATOR

    A wet gas separator providing superior separation of entrained droplets of liquids in a gas stream when compared with prior art wet gas separators. The wet gas separator of the present invention has a combination of: a gas inlet system with vanes that divide and direct the gas stream very evenly across the cross-sectional area of the inlet portion of the apparatus, a first stage Z-shaped de-entraining device at the upstream side of a wire mesh mist eliminator, and a gas outlet system having cyclones for removal of traces of re-entrained droplets. The apparatus of the present invention has capability of improving processing throughput by 50% when compared with prior art apparatus, with greater de-entrainment efficiency (achieving 99.7% removal of droplets larger than 10 microns in size).

  • DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MEASURING LITHOGRAPHY MASKS

    A device for measuring lithography masks is provided, comprising a reticle carrier for the lithography mask to be measured, a measurement objective for reproducing on a detector a section of said lithography mask held by said reticle carrier, a measurement module for measuring the position of said reticle carrier relative to said measurement objective, and a correction module by means of which said reticle carrier can be moved in order to bring it into a predetermined position relative to said measurement objective, wherein said measurement objective and said measurement module are fastened directly to an instrument carrier in a locally fixed manner.

  • ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM, IN PARTICULAR IN AN AIRCRAFT

    A fail-safe electrical power supply system (11), in particular in an aircraft, does not require any hardware, control-engineering or wiring complexity for an emergency power supply, which need be started up only when required, if, on the output side, the normal supply has parallel-connected supply modules (13) such as rechargeable batteries or, in particular, fuel cells, which are each loaded as far as possible at the optimum operating point or efficiency, but in any case below their maximum load capacity. If there are a sufficient number of modules (13), on the basis of this power difference, the spare power and energy which are kept available are sufficient to continuously satisfy the power demand of the connected loads, provided that only at least one module (13) remains serviceable. A module (13) which has not failed is then admittedly operated at lower efficiency but still in the permissible low range, ensuring that the operating supply to the loads is maintained without interruption.

  • Enhanced mechanical reel gaming system with touch controls

    An enhanced mechanical gaming system (10) utilizes a touch panel (40) as a user control device for mechanical assemblies and game play features which provides users with the enhanced flexibility and interactivity of a video gaming device in a mechanical gaming device environment. The enhanced mechanical gaming system (10) includes a gaming machine assembly (20), a touch sensor assembly (30) incorporating a substantially transparent touch panel (40), a touch panel controller (50), and touch panel software (60). The gaming machine assembly is a standard gaming machine assembly that has been modified to utilize touch-panel components. The touch panel (40) and the sensor assembly (30) produce touch data when activated, and provide viewing of mechanical assemblies behind the touch panel (40). The touch panel controller (50) acts to control and interpret the touch panel (40). The touch panel software (60) controls and interprets the touch data, as well as applying the touch data to interactive applications of the gaming machine assembly (20).

  • Industrial controller using shared memory multicore architecture

    A multicore processor for industrial control provides for the execution of separate operating systems on the cores under control of one of the cores to tailor the operating system to optimum execution of different applications of industrial control and communication. One core may provide for a reduced instruction set for execution of industrial control programs with the remaining cores providing a general-purpose instruction set.

  • Control system for multiphase rotary machines

    A control system aims at converting, via a switching circuit, a direct current voltage into an alternating current voltage to be applied to multiphase windings of a multiphase rotary machine to thereby control rotation of the multiphase rotary machine. In the control system, a command voltage determiner determines a command voltage value for an alternating current voltage to be applied to the multiphase windings based on a zero crossing of a line-to-line current and a zero crossing of the amount of change in the line-to-line current. A driving unit drives the switching circuit on and off based on the determined command voltage value to thereby modulate the direct current voltage to the alternating current voltage to be applied to the multiphase windings.

  • User interface for color transfer control in textile processing equipment

    Dye transfer in a dying machine or washing machine is controlled via a user display by showing a dialog having with color level indicators for setting a threshold to trigger a dye transfer control action, and with threshold adjustment controls; responsive to the threshold adjustment controls, changing transfer control parameters for initiation of control actions; responsive to the threshold being triggered, performing a control action by opening an abatement valve communicative to a reservoir holding a substantially liquid or gel form of a dye scavenger or inhibitor substance; and continuing to monitor the triggering of the threshold, and responsive to the threshold being triggered, continues to open the abatement valve until at least one condition is detected of a desired color threshold being met, a desired color threshold being regained, until a user intervention occurs, and until a particular wash stage is activated.

  • Feed back unit, feed system and control device for a pressure die-casting machine

    A feed block unit for a hot-runner feed system of a pressure die-casting machine includes a block body in which is incorporated at least one melt-conveying channel running out of the block body by way of a sprue orifice close to the gate, and a heating system, integrated into the block body, for the at least one melt-conveying channel. The feed block unit is designed as a structural unit which is insertable independently into a respective casting mold, and/or the heating system integrated therein includes at least a first heating device for supply channel heating and a second heating device, which can be controlled independently of the first heating device, for sprue channel heating. With this modular hot-runner feed system, individual temperature profiles can be predetermined and set for the respective feed block unit. A control device authorizes a mold-filling operating to take place dependent on whether temperatures detected in the hot-runner feed system lie within predeterminable setpoint temperature ranges.

  • Control system for multiphase rotary machines

    A control system is designed to use a plurality of voltage vectors expressing a switching mode for a switching circuit to thereby control a difference between a current actually flowing through a multiphase rotary machine and a command current value therefor within an allowable range. The plurality of voltage vectors include a zero vector that allows line-to-line voltages in the multiphase rotary machine to be all zero, and a plurality of non-zero vectors that allow at least one of line-to-line voltage in the multiphase rotary machine to be nonzero. A drive unit is configured to switch only one phase of the switching element for each shift of the switching mode to thereby shift, in accordance with a preset switching pattern, the switching mode from a specified one of the plurality of non-zero vectors to the specified one of the plurality of non-zero vectors via the zero vector.

  • Apparatus and method for remotely controlling in real time measurement parameters of a magnetic resonance (MR) scanner

    Apparatus for remotely controlling parameters of an image scanning apparatus includes a software interface for translating commands from an external application for providing scanner control commands to a scanner control machine for control of the parameters; and the software interface includes syntax software for translating the commands from the external application into a given syntax for providing the scanner control commands.

  • SOFTWARE TO FACILITATE DESIGN, DATA FLOW MANAGEMENT, DATA ANALYSIS AND DECISION SUPPORT IN STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEMS

    This patent application describes (a) software to help people design monitoring systems and (b) methods to facilitate enhanced data flow management (including from large numbers of simultaneous sources), diagnostic and statistical analyses based on novel concepts of data compression using statistical state space techniques. The design assistance is structured around known but not widely practiced procedures such as documented in Graves, Rens and Rutz (2011). For data flow management, the present invention may transmit and store an estimated state space model only when the last stored model is not adequate to predict recent observations. It may also transmit and store outliers and samples of regular observations. This unique data storage format requires new methods for data analysis to properly extract the information contained therein.

  • SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING A HAPTIC DEVICE AS AN INPUT DEVICE

    The invention generally pertains to a combination of a haptic device with a computer-assisted surgery system. The haptic device may be used as an input device, allowing information to pass from the user to the computer-assisted surgery system, and providing functionality similar to common user interface devices, such as a mouse or any other input device. When used as an input device, it may be used for defining anatomical reference geometry, manipulating the position and/or orientation of virtual implants, manipulating the position and/or orientation of surgical approach trajectories, manipulating the positions and/or orientation of bone resections, and the selection or placement of any other anatomical or surgical feature.

  • METHOD AND CONTROLLER FOR CONTROLLING OUTPUT TORQUE OF A PROPULSION UNIT

    Method for controlling output torque (T.sub.eng) of a propulsion unit in a vehicle powertrain including driven wheels drivingly connected to the propulsion unit via a mechanical transmission with a drive shaft, wherein the method including the steps of registering driver torque demand (T.sub.d) for vehicle propulsion, registering propulsion unit rotational speed (.omega..sub.e), and controlling the output torque (T.sub.eng) of the propulsion unit to asymptotically follow the driver torque demand (T.sub.d) using a closed-loop linear-quadratic regulator (LQR) based controller (9) having the driver torque demand (T.sub.d) and the propulsion unit rotational speed (.omega..sub.e) as input data, in order to minimize driveline oscillations.

  • Apparatus and Method for Rapidly Charging Batteries

    An apparatus and methods for ultra-fast charging one or more batteries, including, for example, lithium ion batteries. A charging current is determined by optimization of a model based on functions of a set of internal state variables associated with a battery, and a set of model parameters or nonparametric data characterizing the battery. Instantaneous internal state variables are determined, and an optimized charging current is applied to the battery subject to a set of battery-specific constraints. Internal state variables are updated recursively based on behavior of the battery under charge as well as the behavior, stored in a database, or acquired via a network, of cognate batteries.

  • Using Vacuum Ultra-Violet (VUV) Data in Radio Frequency (RF) Sources

    The invention provide apparatus and methods for creating gate structures on a substrate in real-time using Vacuum Ultra-Violet (VUV) data and Electron Energy Distribution Function (EEDf) data and associated (VUV/EEDf)-related procedures in (VUV/EEDf) etch systems. The (VUV/EEDf)-related procedures can include multi-layer-multi-step processing sequences and (VUV/EEDf)-related models that can include Multi-Input/Multi-Output (MIMO) models.

  • HEAD TILT RESPONSE

    The present invention relates to the estimation of the vertical in humans using an experimental design that incorporates virtual reality. Methods of measuring the perceived vertical in a subject using steady state and transient experiments are disclosed. The inventive methods are useful for diagnosis, as well as for follow up after patient rehabilitation.

  • IDENTIFICATION OF SEMANTICALLY RELEVANT CONCEPTS IN A GRAPHICAL MODEL

    In an embodiment, a plurality of graphical elements of a graphical model may be displayed on a display device. An indication of a graphical operation involving a first graphical element of the plurality of graphical elements may be received. The graphical operation when performed may establish a relationship between the first graphical element and one or more other graphical elements of the plurality of graphical elements that are compatible with the graphical operation. Two or more graphical elements of the plurality of graphical elements that are compatible with the graphical operation and one or more characteristics associated with the first graphical element may be identified. A visual indication may be provided on the display device. The visual indication may indicate that the identified plurality of graphical elements is compatible with the graphical operation.

  • METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMBINING SENSOR DATA

    A method is provided for combining sensor data collected by at least two sensors coupled to at least one application, wherein at least one of the sensors provides driver-related sensor data of a driver-related behaviour and at least one external sensor provides sensor date not related to driver-related behaviour. The sensor data of the at least two sensors are combined as the respective measurement errors of the data are uncorrelated in time with respect to the at least one application.

  • CONTROL METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY RAISING OPERATIONAL SPEED OF ENGINE OR MOTOR FOR ENERGY SAVING AND EXTENSION OF AUTOMOBILE LIFESPAN

    Provided is a control method for automatically raising rotational speed, in which two sensors are respectively mounted to power input side and power output side of a torque converter for detecting the rotational speeds of an impellor wheel and a runner wheel of the torque converter. The two sensors are connected to an on-automobile computer, which comprises a control device that raises the rotational speed of the engine or motor of the automobile, when a gearshift lever of the automobile is switched from a neutral position into a drive position under the condition that the automobile is in the neutral position and is moved by inertia thereof at a speed higher than 35 KM/H, order to cause an increase of the rotational speed of the impellor wheel to have the rotational speed of the impellor wheel slightly lower than the runner wheel with a rotational speed difference less than 300 rpm.

  • ENERGY-SAVING CONTROL DEVICE FOR REMOTE IMAGE RECEIVER

    An energy-saving control device for remote image receiver is disclosed. The control device is electrically connected to an image receiver, and includes a detection module, a control module, and a power control module. The detection module detects a differential signal transmission state at the remote image receiver, and generates a detection signal to the control module accordingly. The control module generates a control signal according to the detection signal, so as to control the power control module to control on/off of power supply to the image receiver. With these arrangements, it is able to control the image receiver to automatically turn off when the differential signal transmission stops, so as to achieve the effects of energy saving and extended service life of the image receiver.

  • PARTICLE ACCELERATOR HAVING WIDE ENERGY CONTROL RANGE

    A particle accelerator system for producing a charged particle beam having pulses of charged particles that have different energy levels from pulse to pulse. The system enables independent adjustment of the RF power delivered to first and second accelerating sections thereof without adjustment of the RF power generated by an RF source. Such independent adjustment enables the RF power provided to the first accelerating section to be maintained at a level appropriate for optimal particle capturing therein and for producing a tightly bunched beam of particles having different energy levels from pulse to pulse, while enabling the RF power provided to the second accelerating section to be varied in order to vary the energy levels of the charged particles of the charged particle beam from pulse to pulse.

  • ENERGY ACCESS CONTROL

    A method of controlling access to an electrical power network, comprising: receiving a power network access rule from a power network, the power network access rule defining an access condition which permits a device to access the power network; receiving a device usage rule, the device usage rule being a condition when the device is permitted use of the power network; comparing the device usage rule with the received power network access rule; and permitting the transfer of energy between the power network and the device upon a positive comparison between the device usage rule and the power network access rule.

  • WIND TURBINE CONTROL METHODS FOR IMPROVING THE PRODUCTION OF ENERGY

    Method of operation of a variable speed wind turbine (11) having control means for its regulation tracking a power vs. generator speed curve (31) comprising a nominal zone (39) where the power is kept constant at a nominal value, a first sub-nominal zone (33) where the generator speed is kept constant at its coupling value, a second sub-nominal zone (35) where both generator speed and power are allowed to increase/decrease in line with wind speed and a third sub-nominal zone (37) between the second sub-nominal zone (35) and the nominal zone (39) that comprises a first vertical segment (41) at a generator speed n.sub.r2 higher than the generator nominal speed n.sub.r1 and a second vertical segment (43) at the generator nominal speed n.sub.r1 connecting with the nominal zone (39), each of both segments (41, 43) to be followed in function of the wind speed changes for optimizing the energy production.

  • Energy Saving Control for Data Center

    A data center includes at least one rack containing electronic devices, a data center air conditioning system (DCAC), and an environmental parameter monitoring system. At least one set of eligible environmental parameters is determined that satisfies the cooling demand of the at least one rack containing electronic devices. According to the at least one set of eligible environmental parameters and corresponding relationships between sets of setting parameters of the DCAC and corresponding sets of environmental parameters determined by an artificial neural network, plural sets of setting parameters of the DCAC are determined. A power consumption of the DCAC to which each set of setting parameters in the plural sets of setting parameters corresponds is obtained. A set of setting parameters for which the corresponding power consumption satisfies a predetermined condition for energy saving is selected and us to set the DCAC.

  • APPROACH FOR NORMALIZING AUTOMATED DEMAND RESPONSE EVENTS IN ENERGY MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEMS

    An approach for normalizing automated demand response events in energy management and control systems. The normalizing may be of events having disparate communication protocols and data formats. There may be a processing engine for each unique protocol or data format. When event data are received, they may be normalized into a standard format which can be utilized by an energy management and control system to initiate a pre-programmed demand response strategy. In other words, using an auto demand response service with its normalized event information, standard response strategies may be developed. The auto demand response service and standard strategies may then be deployed across an entire multi-site enterprise regardless of the auto demand response service provider servicing a particular site. There appears no need to modify the demand response strategy because the auto demand response service may handle a transformation of the auto demand response system's event data.

  • AUTOMATION AND CONTROL OF ENERGY EFFICIENT FLUID CATALYTIC CRACKING PROCESSES FOR MAXIMIZING VALUE ADDED PRODUCTS

    Petroleum oil is catalytically cracked by contacting oil with catalyst mixture consisting of a base cracking catalyst containing an stable Y-type zeolite and small amounts of rare-earth metal oxide, and an additive containing a shape-selective zeolite, in an FCC apparatus having a regeneration zone, a separation zone, and a stripping zone. Production of light-fraction olefins is maximized by applying appropriate process control, monitoring, and optimizing systems. Mathematical process models, including neural networks, statistical models and finite impulse models are used in conjunction with advanced controllers and optimizing routines to calculate optimal settings for various parameters. Process model and historical data to test a predictive system can provide early warning of potential performance degradation and equipment failure in the FCC unit, decreasing overall operating costs and increasing plant safety.

  • METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION INCLUDING DYNAMIC CONTROL OF ENERGYCONSUMPTION IN POWER DOMAINS

    An apparatus, method and system is described herein for dynamic power control of a power domain. A power limit over a time window is provided. And over a control loop period a power interface determines energy consumption of the power domain, intelligently budgets power among devices within the power domain based on the energy consumption, converts those budgets to performance maximums for the power domain, and limits performance of devices in the power domain to the performance maximums utilizing a running average power limit.

  • SELF-ORGANIZED POWER AND ENERGY CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

    Systems and methods self-organize a multifunctional power and energy control and management system by integrating multiple backplane based modules through module descriptions. Dynamic data table structures may be configured based on information provides with the module descriptions and provide for improved data accessing, storing, and updating.

  • Automatic HVAC energy saver control unit

    The Automatic HVAC Energy Saver Control Unit (HVAC-ES) is composed of 4 components. The Control System includes 2 wireless contacts, 1 transformer, and 1 control keypad. The Relay opens and closes the circuit. The Timer determines when the Relay engages and had dip switches and a timer dial that allows the delay to be set in seconds, minutes, or hours. The Cover encloses the Relay and Timer. The HVAC-ES operates when a door or window fitted with the wireless contacts is left open beyond the programmed time. At that point, the relay engages and shuts off the power to the HVAC unit. Once the door or window is closed the relay disengages and the power to the HVAC unit is restored. The HVAC-ES is connected to the power wires between the thermostatic control and the HVAC unit.

  • THREE DIMENSIONAL BUILDING CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

    The system helps facility managers and other users to efficiently navigate through a building or complex of buildings, and quickly gather information for (and control) individual building systems or groups of systems. A method includes displaying an image representing at least a portion of a building, wherein at least part of the image is a three-dimensional representation; and displaying a representation of a device associated with the building, wherein the representation of the device is selectable through the user interface.

  • PEPTIDE AMPHIPHILES AND METHODS TO ELECTROSTATICALLY CONTROL BIOACTIVITY OF THE IKVAV PEPTIDE EPITOPE

    The present invention is directed to peptide amphiphile compounds, compositions and methods of use, wherein nanofiber bundling or epitope aggregation is inhibited. In certain embodiments, the peptide amphiphiles of the present invention have increased solubility and reduced nanofiber bundling. The molecules may be used in pharmaceutical applications, for example for in vivo administration to human patients, by increasing biological activity of the compositions toward neurite outgrowth and nerve regeneration.

  • METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING NOISE PUMPING DUE TO NOISE SUPPRESSION AND ECHO CONTROL INTERACTION

    An input signal is processed through noise suppression (NS) and echo control (EC) via a multipath model that reduces noise pumping effects while maintaining EC performance. A copy of a "noisy" input signal is sent to an EC component before the noisy signal is sent to a NS component, which processes the signal first, when there is a consistent noise level for estimation. The copy of the pre-processing noisy signal is sent to the EC component along with a "clean" or "noise-suppressed" signal output from the NS component. The EC component analyzes the noisy signal as if the EC was the first component in the signal chain to determine what actions to take. The EC component then applies these actions to the clean signal received from the NS component.

  • REMOTE OPERATION OF PROCESS CONTROL EQUIPMENT OVER CUSTOMER SUPPLIED NETWORK

    A DCS protocol message addressed to a remote DCS station is generated at a local distributed control system (DCS). The DCS protocol message is received at a local tunneling device. The local tunneling device packages the DCS protocol message into a SCADA protocol message. The SCADA protocol message is transmitted from the local tunneling device to a remote tunneling device. The remote tunneling device receives the SCADA protocol message. The SCADA protocol message is unpackaged into a DCS protocol message at the remote tunneling device, and the DCS protocol message is placed on to a remote DCS such that it flows to the remote station. The DCS protocol message is received at the remote station.

  • PROCESS, COMPUTER-ACCESSIBLE MEDIUM AND SYSTEM FOR OBTAINING DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS, RISK EVALUATION, THERAPEUTIC AND/OR PREVENTIVE CONTROL BASED ON CANCER HALLMARK AUTOMATA

    The present disclosure relates to exemplary embodiments of method, computer-accessible medium, system and software arrangements for, e.g., Cancer Hallmark Automata, a formalism to model the progression of cancers through discrete phenotypes (so-called hallmarks). The precise computational model described herein includes the automatic verification of progression models (e.g., consistency, causal connections, etc.), classification of unreachable or unstable states (e.g., "anti-hallmarks") and computer-generated (individualized or universal) therapy plans. Exemplary embodiments abstractly model transition timings between hallmarks as well as the effects of drugs and clinical tests, and thus allows formalization of temporal statements about the progression as well as notions of timed therapies. Certain exemplary models discussed herein can be based on hybrid automata (e.g., with multiple clocks), for which relevant verification and planning algorithms exist.

  • Method and System to Control Irrigation Across Large Geographic Areas Using Remote Sensing, Weather and Field Level Data

    A system and method to use remote sensing to estimate crop water use that is forecasted and is updated as weather and new satellite data become available. From these data the system and method uses a water accounting algorithm to prescribe irrigation differentially for regions of a field or for the entire field as an average. Irrigation prescription is delivered remotely through Internet technology.

  • Control Of Degradation Profile Of Bioabsorbable Poly(L-Lactide) Scaffold

    Methods of controlling the degradation profile of a biodegradable stent scaffolding are disclosed. Disclosed methods include controlling features of the degradation profile including the time to loss of radial strength and the degradation time of the stent.

  • DISPLAY WITH COLOR CONTROL

    Techniques are provided for controlling the colors of reflected light out of a display surface in a display device, such that display discoloration (e.g., green tinting) may be reduced, particularly when the display is operating in bright ambient environments. In one embodiment, a display device may include a color filter black mask layer having an arrangement of red, green, and blue color filter areas, where the red and/or blue color filter areas are substantially greater than the green color filter area. In some embodiments, the display device may include red and blue color filter pigment resin areas which may be disposed over the reflective areas to increase the overall amount of red and blue light that will be generated by reflected light to result in a total light reflection that is substantially neutral in color.

  • SMART REMOTE CONTROL DEVICES FOR CONTROLLING VIDEO CALL DEVICES

    Apparatus having corresponding methods and non-transitory computer-readable media comprise: a transmitter configured to transmit first wireless signals to a video call device, wherein the video call device has a plurality of operating states; a receiver configured to receive second wireless signals from the video call device, wherein the second wireless signals include contextual information describing a current one of the operating states of the video call device; and a user interface configured to display an indication of the current one of the operating states of the video call device.

  • SMART REMOTE CONTROL DEVICES FOR CONTROLLING VIDEO CALL DEVICES

    Apparatus having corresponding methods and non-transitory computer-readable media comprise: a transmitter configured to transmit first wireless signals to a video call device, wherein the video call device has a plurality of operating states; a receiver configured to receive second wireless signals from the video call device, wherein the second wireless signals include contextual information describing a current one of the operating states of the video call device; and a user interface configured to display an indication of the current one of the operating states of the video call device.

  • EMBEDDED CONTENT REQUESTS IN A RIGHTS LOCKER SYSTEM FOR DIGITAL CONTENT ACCESS CONTROL

    Access to digital content may be controlled by determining a digital content specification and associated authenticated rights locker access request, sending the authenticated rights locker access request and the digital content specification, and receiving a new authenticated rights locker access request and a Web page with clickable links in response to the sending, where at least one of the clickable links is associated with an authenticated digital content request. When an indication of a user selection of one of the clickable links is received, an authenticated digital content request associated with the user-selected clickable link is sent to a digital content repository. The digital content is received in response to the sending of the authenticated digital content request.

  • RAM-IP: A COMPUTERIZED METHOD FOR PROCESS OPTIMIZATION, PROCESS CONTROL, AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT BASED ON A RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK

    Risk Analytics Management--Integrated Process ("RAM-IP"), a computerized method for project optimization, process control and performance management based on a risk management framework. A project comprises a plurality of risk sources, e.g., nine, that are managed from Day One by establishing a plurality of risk streams, e.g., 32, that break down the risk at each source. Each risk stream is divided into a plurality of risk control steps, each of which is assigned a risk owner who works with various information inputs to manage a set of control deliverables and to control risk at each source. The project timeline is based on a sequence of critical milestones connected to completion of such control steps, all based on risk assessment and control. Technical, financial and process governance are process integrated. In a complex project, there may be thousands of control deliverables, requiring a software basis for continuous tracking, coordination, and updating.

  • CONTROL PLANE FOR SENSOR COMMUNICATION

    The disclosed subject matter relates to an architecture that can employ a control plane for managing communications with respect to a set of sensors. By utilizing a control plane, a distinction between control messages and data messages can be provided in a standardized way and the set of sensors can benefit from additional functionality and configurability. For example, the control plane can be employed to modify parameters associated with the set of sensors, which can be effectuated in real time and in situ as opposed to at the time of fabrication or deployment. Moreover, such modifications can relate to both the sensing portions of a particular sensor as well as the communication portions of a particular sensor.

  • SIX AXIS MOTION CONTROL APPARATUS

    A motion control apparatus for measuring and scanning an object. The motion control apparatus includes a base. The motion control apparatus also includes an object support assembly that is coupled to the base. The object support assembly receives the object to be scanned and measured. The motion control apparatus includes a scanner track that extends above from the base. The scanner and object are moveable about multiple axes to position to the scanner with respect to the object for viewing the object by the scanner for obtaining measurements of the object.

  • ENVIRONMENT-DEPENDENT DYNAMIC RANGE CONTROL FOR GESTURE RECOGNITION

    Technologies are generally described for environment-dependent dynamic range control for gesture recognition. In some examples, user environment including, but not limited to, location, device size, virtual or physical display size, is detected and gesture control range adjusted according to the detected environment. In other examples, a controller user interface or dynamic range status indicator may be adjusted based on the modified gesture recognition range control.

  • METHOD AND APPARATUS OF POWER CONTROL FOR A PUBLIC WARNING SYSTEM

    A method for broadcasting messages in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes employing a paging channel to receive a broadcast event on a wireless device and utilizing the broadcast event to trigger a warning message on the device. For example, the broadcast event can be detected from a natural disaster such as a primary earthquake warning or tsunami.

  • Ribozyme Effector Gene in Dengue Fever Transmission and Disease Control

    Disclosed are anto-DENV ribozyme based methods and compositions useful in the inhibition and control of all Dengue fever serotypes (designated DENV 1 through 4). A group of anti-DENV Group 1 trans-splicing introns (.alpha.DENV-GrpIa) are presented that target DENV-2 NGC genomes in situ. Methods for specifically targeting a highly conserved 5'-3' cyclization sequence (CS) region that is common to all serotypes of the DENV are provided. The anti-DENV Group 1 trans-splicing introns (.alpha.DENV-GrpIa) specifically target two different uracil bases on the positive sense genomic strand. The invention provides an RNA based approach for transgeneic suppression of DENV in transformed mosquitoes using a group of specifically designed introns that trans-splice a new RNA sequence downstream of a targeted site. The aDENV-GrpIs target DENV infected genomes and thus provide a method for inhibiting the spread of Dengue fever. An .alpha.DENV-GrpI 9v1 is presented that is designed to be active against all forms of Dengue virus, and to effectively target the DENV-2 NGC genome in a sequence specific manner.

  • PROCESSING OF SPLITS OF CONTROL AREAS AND CONTROL INTERVALS

    A data structure maintained in a computational device stores how many control areas splits have occurred to store a data set, wherein each control area split causes an addition of a single new control area. A command is received to add a new data record to the data set. A determination is made as to whether adding the new data record to the data set will result in a threshold for control area splits to be exceeded. In response to determining that adding the new data record to the data set will result in the threshold for control area splits to be exceeded, creating at least two new control areas in addition to continuing to use one existing control area for storing the data set.

  • METHOD FOR SETTING A CONTROL DEVICE

    A method for adjusting a control unit, in which a calibration of a control unit parameter constituting a bypass is carried out, a control unit parameter, embodied as a calibration parameter, of the software of the control unit being calibrated, and at least one function, with which at least one signal is taken into account, being written onto an address region of the control unit parameter. An assemblage for adjusting a control unit is also described.

  • AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF DESIGNATED CONTROLLER IN A DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEM USING A WEB CLIENT

    A control system, in one embodiment, includes a plurality of controllers. Each of the plurality of controllers is configured to provide process data to a human-machine interface (HMI) client when selected as a designated controller. A first controller of the plurality of controllers is a current designated controller and is configured to communicate with the HMI client. The control system also includes designated controller selection logic configured to detect an interruption in communication between the current designated controller and the HMI client, poll each of the plurality of controllers for a response, determine which of the plurality of controllers responds first, and select the controller that responds first as the next designated controller.

  • Facilitating access control in peer-to-peer overlay networks

    Methods and apparatuses are provided for facilitating access controls for digital objects stored within a peer-to-peer overlay network. A privacy-preserving method is provided for matching identities between a first peer node and a second peer node in a peer-to-peer network. Such identity matching may be used, for example, to ascertain whether the first peer node should provide access to certain digital object stored in the peer-to-peer overlay network. Rather than providing its identities in an unprotected format, the second peer may provide its identities to the first peer node in a concealed representation so as to prevent the first peer from learning about non-matching identities. Such concealed representation may be a data structure that cryptographically conceals one or more identities of the second peer node or a user of the second peer node within a shared data space of the data structure.

  • METHOD FOR TRANSFER OF CONTROL BETWEEN DEVICES IN A SUBSTATION SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREOF

    An exemplary method and system are disclosed for coordinated transfer of control in a substation system having IED or logical devices/servers using GOOSE messages with preconfigured data models with logical nodes containing one or more data objects including private data objects (DO) connected in the substation communication network. The method for transfer of control can be illustrated for hot-standby device management and for other applications such as logical isolation of merging unit in a substation and load sharing between IEDs. The method can be used for devices that do not have MMS stack.

  • DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DECENTRALIZED COORDINATED VOLT/VAR CONTROL

    Devices and methods for decentralized coordinated Volt/VAR control are provided. Such a device may allow, for example, an operational parameter such as voltage, power losses, a combination of these, and/or power factor to be optimized on a segment of an electrical distribution system under certain conditions. For example, a controller may include a network interface to receive measurements and data processing circuitry to optimize a voltage deviation, active power losses, or a combination thereof, based at least in part on the total load on the segment of the electrical distribution system.

  • DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DECENTRALIZED POWER FACTOR CONTROL

    Devices and methods for the decentralized, coordinated control of the power factor on an electrical distribution system are provided. For example, a controller may include a network interface and data processing circuitry. The network interface may receive first measurements associated with a segment of an electrical distribution system and transmit a control signal configured to control equipment of the segment of the electrical distribution system. The data processing circuitry may run simulations of the segment of the electrical distribution system in various equipment configurations, selecting from among the various equipment configurations an equipment configuration that is expected to cause the power factor to approach a desired value. The data processing circuitry then may generate the control signal, which may cause the equipment of the segment of the electrical distribution system to conform to the equipment configuration and thereby control the power factor.

  • DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DECENTRALIZED VOLTAGE CONTROL

    Devices and methods for the decentralized, coordinated control of the voltage of an electrical distribution system are provided. For example, a controller may include a network interface and data processing circuitry. The network interface may receive first measurements associated with a segment of an electrical distribution system and transmit a control signal configured to control equipment of the segment of the electrical distribution system. The data processing circuitry may run digital simulations of the segment of the electrical distribution system in various equipment configurations, selecting from among the various equipment configurations an equipment configuration that is expected to cause the voltage deviation of the segment to approach a desired value. The data processing circuitry then may generate the control signal, which may cause the equipment of the segment of the electrical distribution system to conform to the equipment configuration.

  • METHOD FOR ANALYZING AND DIAGNOSING LARGE SCALE PROCESS AUTOMATION CONTROL SYSTEMS

    A method is provided for analyzing and diagnosing a large scale process automation control system having a plurality of control loops. Assessments for pre-defined key performance indicators (KPIs) are automatically generated for control, process and signal sections of each control loop. The automatically generated assessments of the pre-defined KPIs may be displayed in a graphical user interface (GUI) of a computer. A user may change the automatically generated assessments of the pre-defined KPIs. Different data views may also be displayed in the GUI. The data views include time series trends for measured process variable, controller output, controller set point and error, as well as controller parameter clustering views in two-dimensional and three-dimensional plots.

  • CUSTOMER SHARED CONTROL IN CUSTOMER SERVICE SCENARIOS

    Provided herein is a system and method for sharing control of a customer service provided by a contact center. The method may include: receiving, from a customer, a customer contact to request the customer service; communicating by use of a communication channel between the customer and the contact center in order to provide the customer service; receiving a join request, from the customer, to join an outside party to the customer service; and joining the outside party to the customer service.

  • Traffic Signal Control System, Design Method and Special Equipment

    A traffic signal control method comprises confirming the shortest green light interval; confirming the conflict area of the different traffic flow and the key conflict point position according to the engineering design for road canalization; confirming the longest clear distance si(m) of the traffic tail unit of green light i and the shortest entry distance sj(m) of the traffic head unit of green light j in conflict with green light i; calculating the longest clear time Max{ti} of the traffic tail unit of green light i and the shortest entry time Min{tj} of the traffic head unit of green light j; calculating the shortest green light interval Iij=A+Max{ti}-Min{tj}; confirming the control scheme for the crossing according to the shortest green light interval and sending the control instruction to the traffic signal display device for displaying in real time according to the control scheme. A traffic signal control system and special equipment are also provided.

  • Systems and Methods for Temperature Control and Heat Extraction from Waste Landfills

    The field of the invention relates to systems and methods for exchanging heat from the degradation, decomposition, and chemical/biochemical transformation of municipal, industrial, and other types of waste. In one embodiment, a heat extraction system may include a closed-loop fluid circulation piping channeled throughout at least one heat extraction well oriented throughout a waste mass. The piping is fluidly coupled to a heat exchanger. A first circulation fluid is circulated through the closed-loop circulation piping into various depths of the waste mass to transfer thermal energy between said mass and said heat exchanger. In one embodiment, the transfer of thermal energy between the waste mass and the heat exchanger is used as alternative energy method and to control at least one of shear strength, compressibility, and hydraulic conductivity of the waste mass

  • MODULAR ENERGY CONTROL SYSTEM

    A wireless base unit communicates with one or more wireless load manager units to receive power measurements for one or more loads connected to the wireless load manager. In response to dynamic variables, such as the changing price of electricity, the wireless base unit transmits commands to the wireless load manager to shut off or reduce power consumed by the one or more loads. In one variation, a wireless adapter also receives commands from the wireless base unit and converts the commands into a vendor-specific format used to control other devices such as a photovoltaic (PV) inverter

  • Control Valve Monitoring System

    A control valve monitoring system is disclosed. The control valve monitoring system includes at least one sensor connected to one of a valve stem or valve shaft, and the at least one sensor detects a change in mechanical integrity of one of the valve stem or valve shaft. A device for providing data regarding the change in mechanical integrity of one of the valve stem or valve shaft is provided, allowing maintenance of the valve shaft or valve stem to be conducted in an efficient manner.

  • Data Transport System and Control Method of Data Transport System

    An example of a data transport system includes transport nodes of a transport network, communication devices which communicate via the transport network, and a transport network logical path management server for setting logical paths between the transport nodes within the transport network, and a logical path control server. In a case where a first communication device is newly connected with a first transport node, the first communication device transmits control data to a logical path control server via the first transport node. The logical path control server obtains information about a connection relation between the newly connected first communication device and the first transport node from the control data, and establishes a logical path between the first communication device and a second communication device based on the obtained information about the connection relation and on information about logical paths between transport nodes in a logical path database.

  • Method for a vehicle control unit (VCU) for control of the engine in a converted hybrid electric powered vehicle

    What is disclosed is a method for controlling a two electric tandem motor apparatus for use in a Hybrid electric drive vehicle. Described is the method used in an exemplary embodiment by a Vehicle Control Unit (VCU) to control the selective use of two electric machines "locked" to one another for maximum power or "unlocked" for steady state and limited acceleration driving. Also described is the VCU control of the dual nature of the generator portion that can be locked/unlocked from the engine but also locked/unlocked from the drive motor.

  • SELF-ORGANIZING QUANTUM ROBUST CONTROL METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SITUATIONS WITH UNCERTAINTY AND RISK

    Control systems, apparatus, and methods can apply quantum algorithms to control a control object in the presence of uncertainty and/or information risk. A self-organizing controller can include a quantum inference unit that can generate a set of robust control gains for a controller that can meet the control objectives for the particular realization of the control object. In one embodiment, the quantum inference unit can include a quantum correlator configured to generate a plurality of quantum states based on a plurality of controller parameters and a correlation type. In this embodiment, the quantum inference unit can also include a quantum optimizer configured to select the correlation type of the quantum correlator and to select a quantum state from the plurality of the quantum states. The self-organizing controller can control the control object with one or more controller gains that are based on the selected quantum state.

  • METHOD FOR CONFIGURING A CONTROL DEVICE

    A method for configuring a control device for integration of intelligent electrical field devices into a control or automation system having a flexibly expandable hardware structure is disclosed. A configuration of the system is created by a device configuration tool and a system configuration tool. Device configuration data is produced in the device configuration tool from a configuration device description and from a system configuration description provided by the system configuration tool. Project-specific libraries of the logical node types for the user-programmable controller can be created by a logical node type editor. A controller configuration tool can select for the created project-specific libraries to produce device-specific configuration descriptions.

  • PLANT DISEASE CONTROL COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING PLANT DISEASE

    A plant disease control composition comprising a carboxamide compound represented by formula (I) whose enantiomer ratio R form/S form of the carboxamide compound is 80/20 or more has an excellent plant disease controlling activity. ##STR00001##

  • Energy Efficient Method For Communication Between A Wireless Sensor Network And An Industrial Control System

    A method for communication between a wireless device node in a wireless sensor network and control apparatus or control processes of an industrial control system. The wireless network includes a plurality of device nodes and at least one gateway. The method includes receiving at a gateway an aggregated data packet or a final address in the ICS. The gateway processes the data packet, detects that it is an aggregated data packet and reconstructs the original data packets contained therein. The gateway then sends each of the original data packets as standard data packets to the intended final address in the ICS. In other aspects of the invention a method, system and a computer program for carrying out the method are described.

  • MOTION CONTROL OF A TRANSPORTER

    A transporter for transporting a subject over a surface that may be irregular. The transporter includes a support platform for supporting a load, the loaded support platform defining fore-aft and lateral planes and characterized by a load distribution. A plurality of ground contacting elements are coupled to the support platform. At least one of the plurality of ground contacting elements is driven by a motorized drive arrangement. A sensor module generates a signal indicative of the load distribution of the loaded support platform. Based at least on the load distribution, a controller commands the motorized drive arrangement.

  • MOTION CONTROL OF A TRANSPORTER

    A transporter for transporting a subject over a surface that may be irregular. The transporter includes a support platform for supporting a load, the loaded support platform defining fore-aft and lateral planes and characterized by a load distribution. A plurality of ground contacting elements are coupled to the support platform. At least one of the plurality of ground contacting elements is driven by a motorized drive arrangement. A sensor module generates a signal indicative of the load distribution of the loaded support platform. Based at least on the load distribution, a controller commands the motorized drive arrangement.

  • FIRING FRACTION MANAGEMENT IN SKIP FIRE ENGINE CONTROL

    In various described embodiments skip fire control is used to deliver a desired engine output. A controller determines a skip fire firing fraction and (as appropriate) associated engine settings that are suitable for delivering a requested output. In one aspect, the skip fire controller is arranged to select a base firing fraction that has a repeating firing cycle length that will repeat at least a designated number of times per second at the current engine speed. Such an arrangement can be helpful in reducing the occurrence of undesirable vibrations.

  • MOTION CONTROL OF A TRANSPORTER

    A transporter for transporting a subject over a surface that may be irregular. The transporter includes a support platform for supporting a load, the loaded support platform defining fore-aft and lateral planes and characterized by a load distribution. A plurality of ground contacting elements are coupled to the support platform. At least one of the plurality of ground contacting elements is driven by a motorized drive arrangement. A sensor module generates a signal indicative of the load distribution of the loaded support platform. Based at least on the load distribution, a controller commands the motorized drive arrangement.

  • Method and Automation System for Replacing an Existing Control Device in an Automation System with a New Control Device and Automation System Designed for this Purpose

    In an automation system, a control device processes measured values received from automation components and generates control values for the, or for individual, automation components and/or other automation components. In order to shorten down times when replacing an existing control device, the new control device is tested during operation of the existing control device, for which purpose the measured values and control values are wirelessly transmitted to the new control device and the control values generated by the device are compared to the control values generated by the existing control device. After the test, the control values generated by the new control device are output to the automation components instead of the control values generated by the existing control device.

  • Naphthalene Isoxazoline Invertebrate Pest Control Agents

    Disclosed are compounds of Formula 1, ##STR00001## wherein R.sup.1 is halogen, C.sub.1-C.sub.2 haloalkyl or C.sub.1-C.sub.2 haloalkoxy; R.sup.2 is H, halogen or cyano; R.sup.3 is H, halogen or CF.sub.3; R.sup.4 is H, C.sub.2-C.sub.7 alkylcarbonyl or C.sub.2-C.sub.7 alkoxycarbonyl; and R.sup.5 is C.sub.1-C.sub.6 alkyl or C.sub.1-C.sub.6 haloalkyl, each substituted with one substituent independently selected from hydroxy, C.sub.1-C.sub.6 alkoxy, C.sub.1-C.sub.6 alkylthio, C.sub.1-C.sub.6 alkylsulfinyl, C.sub.1-C.sub.6 alkylsulfonyl, C.sub.2-C.sub.7 alkylaminocarbonyl, C.sub.3-C.sub.9 dialkylaminocarbonyl, C.sub.2-C.sub.7 haloalkylaminocarbonyl and C.sub.3-C.sub.9 halodialkylaminocarbonyl. Also disclosed are compositions containing the compounds of Formula 1 and methods for controlling an invertebrate pest comprising contacting the invertebrate pest or its environment with a biologically effective amount of a compound or a composition of the invention.

  • ASSAY APPARATUS AND ITS CONTROL METHOD AND REACTION CONTAINER FOR ASSAY

    In an assay apparatus for performing an assay related to a specimen received from the outside thereof based on a reaction between the specimen and a reagent by using a reaction container that holds the reagent, the apparatus includes a detection means that detects a state in which an assay has ended before completion, and a mark providing means that provides a predetermined mark for the reaction container when the state in which the assay has ended before completion is detected by the detection means.

  • Method and system for medium access control (MAC) layer specialization for voice and multimedia data streams

    Aspects of a method and system for medium access control (MAC) layer specialization for voice and multimedia data streams are presented. Aspects of the method include determining a number of attempts for transmitting one or more medium access control (MAC) frames. Aspects of the system may include a processor that enables determination of a number of attempts for transmitting one or more MAC frames. A maximum number for such attempts may be determined based on one or more priority levels associated with different portions of multimedia information being communicated via a wireless medium and contained within the one or more MAC frames.

  • ANALYZING COMMUNICATION CONFIGURATION IN A PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEM

    Each network message configured for transmission from a sender to a receiver IED across an Ethernet switch-based communication network of a PC/SA system is evaluated, and a graphical representation respective of process related operational aspects of each IED involved is generated and displayed. Sender and receiver IDs are determined from a logical data flow description that is part of a formal configuration representation of the PC/SA system. One of a plurality of operational aspects of the process is retrieved for each IED from the formal configuration description. Generating the graphical representation of the system includes forming groups of IEDs with identical operational aspects. For each group of IEDs, the respective operational aspect is indicated or displayed. A user may analyze the communication configuration of the system by looking at the graphical representation and determine the consequences of IED failures or engineering errors on other IEDs.

  • Optical System for LEDs for Control of Stray Light

    Methods and apparatus for an optical system for LEDs for control of light output from the LEDs. A plurality of optical pieces may be provided with each being over one or more LEDs and configured to direct a majority of light output from such one or more LEDs toward a desired illumination direction. A shield array may be placed over the optical pieces and include a plurality of openings each sized to at least partially receive one of the optical pieces and a plurality of blocking shields extending upward from and provided partially over one of the openings and one of the individual optical pieces. The blocking shields block stray light rays that are transmitted from one of the individual optical pieces in a backlight direction away from the desired illumination direction.

  • METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING GESTURES TO CONTROL A LASER TRACKER

    A method for optically communicating, from a user to a laser tracker, a command to direct a light beam from the tracker to a retroreflector and lock onto the retroreflector includes projecting a first light to the retroreflector. Also, moving by the user the retroreflector in a predefined spatial pattern which corresponds to the command; reflecting a second light from the retroreflector, the second light being a portion of the first light; obtaining first sensed data by sensing a third light which is a portion of the second light and imaging the third light onto a photosensitive array on the tracker and converting the third light on the photosensitive array into digital form. Further, determining the first sensed data corresponds to the predefined spatial pattern; pointing the light beam from the tracker to the retroreflector; and locking onto the retroreflector with the tracker light beam.

  • METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING A CONTROL SYSTEM USER INTERFACE

    A graphical user interface for an industrial control system including a computer. The graphical user interface includes a display device. A plurality of process graphics including at least one software object for controlling and/or monitoring real world objects controlled by the control system are arranged such that elements of at least a portion of at least one software object may be displayed on the interface displayed on the display device. Computer program instructions generate and display in the graphical user interface a main view including a first process graphic in a window. The first process graphic is a member of a predetermined group of process graphics. The main view includes a designated view including at least one tab directly linked to other members of the predetermined group. Selecting one of the tabs allows the user to navigate to one of the predetermined group of process graphics.

  • Route Control Method and System, and Route Computing Apparatus

    A route control method is disclosed in the present document. The method includes: a path computing apparatus acquiring a latency value of each node and a latency value of a link between each node and each adjacent node thereof; and when receiving a route computing request, according to each latency value acquired, the path computing apparatus computing an end-to-end path satisfying a latency requirement of a service corresponding to the route computing request. A path computing apparatus and a route control system are also disclosed in the present document. With the present document, a route control computed by the latency provides a solution for a latency Service Level Agreement (SLA) of operators.

  • CLOUD GATEWAY FOR INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION INFORMATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS

    A cloud gateway for coupling an industrial system to a cloud platform is provided. The cloud gateway collects data from one or more industrial controllers, meters, sensors, or other devices comprising an industrial automation system. The cloud gateway optionally performs additional transformations on the data to add context, summarize, filter, reformat, and/or encrypt the data. The cloud gateway then sends data to a cloud platform for use by one or more cloud-based applications or services. The cloud gateway can facilitate cloud-based data collection from both fixed-location and mobile industrial systems. The cloud gateway can also support store-and-forward logic, allowing industrial data to be temporarily stored in local storage in the event that communication between the cloud gateway and the cloud platform is disrupted.

  • PERIPHERAL DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

    An MFP sets an enterprise number that responds to an external device regardless of a specific rule corresponding to a request when the MFP receives the request for acquiring MIB information in which a specific object ID is designated from an external device. The MFP receives the request for acquiring MIB information from a PC and responds the set enterprise number to the request.

  • Defined Interval (DI) Risk Based Air Traffic Control Separation

    A method and process redefining the air traffic control system-state into a derivational, optimized air traffic control environment capitalizing on data exchange and interactive surveillance modalities with satellite functionality is disclosed. Data interrogation will exchange operationally relevant real-time information amongst users and regulators, and a computer complex. Defined Interval (DI) logic makes value judgments concerning safety and efficiency of the system as a whole. The DI risk model compares optimization with current state and communicated intent. Intuitive localizations called "swabs" reflecting the risk associated with any operation manifest this. Solution sets are transmitted for implementation to the pilot, controller, or both, and may be spacing tasks or operational requirements that must be performed within defined boundaries, instead of at fixed separation distances as is required by prior art methods. By eliminating static separation requirements and restrictions indicative of the prior art, DI advances the system-state beyond previously envisioned trajectory-based operations.

  • AUTOMATIC FLIGHT CONTROL FOR UAV BASED SOLID MODELING

    Technologies are generally described for controlling a flight path of a UAV based image capture system for solid modeling. Upon determining an initial movement path based on an estimate of a structure to be modeled, images of the structure to be modeled may be captured and surface hypotheses formed for unobserved surfaces based on the captured images. A normal vector and a viewing cone may be computed for each hypothesized surface. A set of desired locations may be determined based on the viewing cones for the entire structure to be modeled and a least impact path for the UAV determined based on the desired locations and desired flight parameters.

  • METHODS OF PEST CONTROL IN SOYBEAN

    The present invention provides methods comprising applying to a crop of soybean plants, the locus thereof, or propagation material thereof, a compound a compound of formula III wherein A.sup.3, A.sup.4, A.sup.4' and A.sup.5' are independently C--H, or nitrogen and wherein #1 indicates the bond to X and #2 indicates the bond to cycle B; cycle B is selected from B1 to B6 wherein #1 indicates the bond to cycle A, #2 indicates the bond to R.sup.7 and #3 indicates the bond to cycle C; cycle C is phenyl; R.sup.5 is chloro, bromo, CF.sub.3 or methyl; R.sup.7 is chlorodifluoromethyl or trifluoromethyl; each R.sup.8 is independently bromo, chloro, fluoro or trifluoromethyl; p is 2 or 3; and wherein X is defined in the claims. The methods are preferably for the control of stinkbugs, in particular Euschistus. ##STR00001##

  • Optogenetic Control of Reward-Related Behaviors

    Provided herein are compositions and methods for disrupting at least one reward-related behavior in an individual through the use of light-responsive opsin proteins used to control the polarization state of the cholinergic interneurons of the nucleus accumbens or the striatum.

  • HIGHLY POTENT PEPTIDES TO CONTROL CANCER AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES

    This invention provides compositions and method of diminishing or inhibiting autophagy by administering a FLIP protein that binds to Atg3, interfering with the formation of the LC3-Atg4-Atg7-Atg3 conjugation complex necessary for autophagy induction. This invention also provides FLIP peptide fragments that promote or induce autophagy by interfering with the activity of FLIP.

  • MODEM ADAPTATION CONTROL FOR FACSIMILE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL

    Described embodiments provide an IP-aware modem, such as for use in an IP-aware facsimile machine, operable with an IP packet network. The IP-aware modem has voice-band data engine that receives packets from the packet network, converts data in the packets to PCM samples, stores the samples as PCM sample frames in a buffer for further processing by the modem, and determines for each PCM sample frame whether or not during the conversion one or more packets were missing. An equalizer or timing recovery element in the modem adapts using the PCM sample frames and suspends the adaptation for the time period of each PCM sample frame converted without the one or more missing packets. Similarly, searches of the PCM sample frames for certain modem synchronization signals are skipped when, during the search, the searched PCM sample frame was converted without the one or more missing packets.

  • SYSTEM, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, SERVER, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

    A system includes an image forming apparatus and a server connected to the image forming apparatus via the Internet. The image forming apparatus establishes in response to login of a user, a push type communication method for allowing the server to transmit an instruction, and the server transmits, to the image forming apparatus, an instruction relating to setting information corresponding to the logged-in user by using the established push type communication method.

  • Machine Vision Systems and Methods with Predictive Motion Control

    Systems and methods trigger an image acquisition of an object using motion data communicated from a motion controller on a network, the motion controller coupled to a motion drive. A camera, upon receiving motion data from the motion controller, uses a virtual axis application to plan the movement of a virtual axis for a motion cycle, the virtual axis allowing an acquisition trigger rate to be calculated by the camera that follows movement of the object caused by the motion drive. Based on the calculated acquisition trigger rate, the camera generates an acquisition trigger signal for triggering the image acquisition of the object.

  • Machine Vision Systems and Methods with Predictive Motion Control

    Systems and methods trigger an image acquisition of an object using motion data communicated from a motion controller on a network, the motion controller coupled to a motion drive. A camera, upon receiving motion data from the motion controller, uses a virtual axis application to plan the movement of a virtual axis for a motion cycle, the virtual axis allowing an acquisition trigger rate to be calculated by the camera that follows movement of the object caused by the motion drive. Based on the calculated acquisition trigger rate, the camera generates an acquisition trigger signal for triggering the image acquisition of the object.

  • AR GLASSES WITH USER ACTION CONTROL OF AND BETWEEN INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL APPLICATIONS WITH FEEDBACK

    This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content, wherein the eyepiece includes user action control of and between internal and external applications with feedback.

  • Control Apparatus and Method for Sharing Information in a Collaborative Workspace

    A method and system of controlling display of information from a plurality of video sources on at least one presentation space, the method comprising the steps of providing at least first and second selectable control interfaces, each interface including a separately selectable control associated with the at least one common display screen presentation space and a selectable off control, uniquely associating video sources with the control interfaces, for each control interface (i) receiving an indication each time the selectable control is selected and receiving an indication each time the selectable off control is selected, (ii) upon receiving an indication that the selectable control has been selected, providing the video source associated with the control interface to the presentation space; and (iii) upon receiving an indication that the selectable off control has been selected, cutting off the video source from the presentation space.

  • ADJUSTMENT OF THE NUMBER OF TASK CONTROL BLOCKS ALLOCATED FOR DISCARD SCANS

    A controller receives a request to perform a release space operation. A determination is made that a new discard scan has to be performed on a cache, in response to the received request to perform the release space operation. A determination is made as to how many task control blocks are to be allocated to the perform the new discard scan, based on how many task control blocks have already been allocated for performing one or more discard scans that are already in progress.

  • APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING REPLACEMENT COMPATIBILITY OF FIELD DEVICES IN INDUSTRIAL PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS

    A method includes identifying device description files corresponding to first and second field devices associated with an industrial process control system. The method also includes comparing multiple field device characteristics of the first and second field devices using the device description files. The method further includes identifying any differences between the device characteristics of the first field device and the device characteristics of the second field device. In addition, the method includes determining a compatibility of the first and second field devices based on any identified differences. The field device characteristics can relate to field device attributes, field device function blocks, and function block parameters of the first and second field devices.

  • METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-CARRIER COMMUNICATIONS WITH EFFICIENT CONTROL SIGNALING

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