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Having operator control interface (e.g., control/display console)

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
700085000 Positional (e.g., joystick) 7
700084000 Keyboard 2
20090326686PARAMETER SETTING DEVICE FOR MOTOR DRIVER - A parameter setting device includes a microprocessor, a command port, a display unit, an input unit, and a memory unit. The microprocessor electrically connects to the command port, the display unit, the input unit, and the memory unit.12-31-2009
20120022673Dynamic Views in a Modeling of an Automation System - The present disclosure provides a dynamic view in a modeling of an automation system. A first portion of the model may be described in a first sequence description and a second portion of the model may be described in a second sequence description. The sequence descriptions are linked together. In one embodiment, the links are visually provided.01-26-2012
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20130030555METHOD 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.01-31-2013
20110196515MEASUREMENT PARAMETER INPUT CONTROL DEVICE AND MEASUREMENT PARAMETER INPUT CONTROL METHOD - A measurement parameter input control method and a measurement parameter input control device are provided which can intuitively change measurement parameters, which are set for a target device and are necessary for various measuring processes, with high operability. The measurement parameter input control device includes: a parameter processing section that acquires measurement parameter information including measurement parameters from a target device and that rewrites changed parameters which are measurement parameters after the changing to the target device; a parameter identifying section that identifies the types of the parameters in the acquired measurement parameter information and outputs soft key constructing information for constructing a parameter setting soft key based on the identified measurement parameter information, a display control section that includes a soft key controller displaying and controlling the parameter setting soft key based on the measurement parameter information on a display screen of a display unit on the basis of the soft key constructing information from the parameter identifying section; and an input unit that operates the parameter setting soft key displayed on the display unit.08-11-2011
20110202149WEB-BASED VISUALIZATION MASH-UPS FOR INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION - A visualization system that generates visual mash-ups for industrial automation includes a ash-up component that combines output from a subset of disparate sources into a common interface. The disparate sources include at least one of equipment, computers, or devices within an industrial automation environment. A visualization component generates and displays a mash-up visualization that includes information associated with the common interface.08-18-2011
20110202148SERVICE SYSTEM AND SERVICE METHOD - A service system includes at least one administration computer having a display device and a user interface for administering machines having components. A respective configuration of components of delivered machines is stored in the administration computer. When a component in one of the machines in the administration computer is exchanged, a spare part that has been installed is stored in the administration computer instead of an original component. A current configuration of the components can be displayed on the display device by operating the user interface, for each of the machines stored in the administration computer. A servicing method is also provided.08-18-2011
20120245713PLATFORM AND METHOD FOR BCI CONTROL - A method for BCI control is utilized to control a plurality of brain control devices. The brain control devices are capable of executing an operation themselves. A brain-wave control platform is provided for supplying a first signal and a second signal, wherein the first and second signals are utilized to visually evoke a user's first and second brain waves, respectively. The brain-wave control platform selects one of the brain control devices as a to-be-controlled device by the first brain wave, and the to-be-controlled device is controlled to finish an operation by the second brain wave.09-27-2012
20130079903BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEM - The invention relates to a system for building automation, made up of a portable or handheld apparatus for situation-related information configuration and of at least one stationary unit, in which system the apparatus comprises a proximity sensor, a communication unit for wireless communication with at least one of the stationary units, an evaluation and control unit having at least one processor or logic unit and a memory, an information output unit, and an energy reservoir, the system being designed to create a wireless communication connection between the apparatus and at least one of the stationary units via the communication unit as a consequence of an approach by the apparatus, as ascertained by the proximity sensor, to at least one stationary unit, and to display a state of the at least one stationary unit via the information output unit.03-28-2013
20130079905Human-Operated Working Machine System - In a human-operated working machine system made up of a working machine including an actuator and an operating device, various operations for target objects having various hardnesses and shapes are achieved at a speed not giving stress to an operator. To this end, the working machine has a control structure in which a control program corresponding to an action content is executed with both of displacement information with respect to the working machine inputted from the operating device and information from a sensor of the working machine being taken as inputs. Furthermore, the operating device has a simulator that predicts an action of the working machine so as to quickly provide image information and tactile information regarding the action of the working machine to the operator.03-28-2013
20130079904DEVICE TO CONTROL AN ELECTRONIC OR COMPUTER SYSTEM USING A FLUID FLOW AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A device to facilitate a user interface of a computer system utilizing breath includes a body, a user side inlet defined by the body to receive a fluid flow generated by a user, an exhaust opening defined by the body, a conduit positioned between the user side inlet and the one exhaust opening, at least one segment positioned inside the body and one or more contactors positioned to be intermittently in contact with the at least one segment. The contact may occur responsive to the fluid flow generated by the user. The device may include a sensor to react to a movement of the at least one segment.03-28-2013
20130041486SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRICAL DEVICES - A control computer provides a simulation scene of a monitored place and a setting interface for setting control instructions to control electrical devices and setting associations between the control instructions and the electrical devices. The electrical devices are connected to the control computer via a controller. A computing device downloads the simulation scene via a network, receives a selection operation on an electrical device and one or more control operations on control icons of the selected electrical device in the simulation scene, and sends the received information to the control computer. The control computer determines an electrical device connected to the controller and one or more associated control instructions according to the received information, and sends the one or more control instructions to the controller to control a status of the determined electrical device.02-14-2013
20090157200APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DEFINING AND CONTROLLING GRAPHICAL FACEPLATES IN A PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEM - A method includes receiving information identifying one or more elements to be presented in a first faceplate. The first faceplate is associated with control of a process system. The method also includes receiving information identifying an auto-selection behavior associated with the first faceplate. The method further includes displaying the first faceplate to an operator and automatically selecting one of the elements in the first faceplate based on the received information. A centralized component (like a faceplate controller) automatically selects elements in multiple faceplates, including the first faceplate. The centralized component could automatically select the element to receive focus in the first faceplate. The centralized component could also identify a specified element associated with a command to be executed, even when the specified element does not have focus in the first faceplate.06-18-2009
20120185065DEVICE INFORMATION DISPLAY APPARATUS, STORAGE DEVICE STORING DEVICE INFORMATION DISPLAY PROGRAM, AND DEVICE INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD - A device information display apparatus that communicates with a field device and acquires a device information of the field device to display the device information on a display device, the device information display apparatus may include: a changing unit that changes the device information to be displayed on the display device, the changing being performed based on operation instructions received from an input device; a definition file generation unit that generates a definition file for prescribing the device information to be displayed on the display device, the generating being performed based on the device information changed by the changing unit; and a switching unit that switches the device information to be displayed on the display device, the switching being performed based on the definition file generated by the definition file generation unit.07-19-2012
20130046397THERMOSTAT USER INTERFACE - A thermostat for controlling an HVAC system is described, the thermostat having a user interface that is visually pleasing, approachable, and easy to use while also providing ready access to, and intuitive navigation within, a menuing system capable of receiving a variety of different types of user settings and/or control parameters. For some embodiments, the thermostat comprises a housing, a ring-shaped user-interface component configured to track a rotational input motion of a user, a processing system configured to identify a setpoint temperature value based on the tracked rotational input motion, and an electronic display coupled to the processing system. An interactive thermostat menuing system is accessible to the user by an inward pressing of the ring-shaped user interface component. User navigation within the interactive thermostat menuing system is achievable by virtue of respective rotational input motions and inward pressings of the ring-shaped user interface component.02-21-2013
20110009984PRESENTING DYNAMIC SCADA DATA - Techniques are disclosed for presenting users with dynamic views of process data related to the operations of an industrial system. Data obtained by a SCADA system may be stored in a real-time status database (which reflects the current process data of the industrial system) and a historian database (which archives the process data from the industrial system as it changes over time). A design canvas allows users to compose a dynamic view of the process data obtained by the SCADA system. For example, a user may compose a dynamic view of selected temperatures, pressures, and flow rates obtained by the SCADA system while monitoring the status of a pipeline.01-13-2011
20090306795Control Mechanism Having An Image Display Area - A control mechanism includes a housing that is moveable from a first position to a second position. The housing includes a display area. The movement of the housing from the first position to the second position is detected. A first image is displayed on a display screen responsive to detection of the movement of the housing from the first position to the second position. At least a portion of the first image is optically transmitted from the display screen to the display area via an optical coupling system for display in the display area of the housing.12-10-2009
20110015764Apparatus and Method for Merging Wireless Data Into an Established Process Control System - A method and system of communicating between a wireless network and a process control system communicatively coupled to a server, such as OPC. The server receives data from the wireless network, where the data is generated from an input/output data point within the wireless network. The server maps the data between the input/output data point and a data point placeholder within the process control system. The server writes the mapped data to the corresponding data point placeholder of the process control system via a process control interface, and the mapped data is provided to the process control system as process control data native to the process control system. Process control data may also be provided to the server, mapped between a data point placeholder of the process control system and an input/output data point of the wireless network, and written to the corresponding input/output data point.01-20-2011
20130060355Method And System For Processing Signals For A MEMS Detector That Enables Control Of A Device Using Human Breath - A method and system for processing signals for a MEMS detector that enables control of a device using expulsion of air via human breath, a machine and/or a device are provided. A microprocessor may receive one or more signals from the MEMS detector that may comprise various component sensor(s), sensing member(s) or sensing segment(s) that may detect movement of air caused by the expulsion of human breath. The signals may be processed by the microprocessor and an interactive output comprising one or more control signals that may enable control of a user interface such as 03-07-2013
20090299504APPLIANCE CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD - An appliance control apparatus acquires, at intervals of predetermined time, a state data including values of operation states of respective appliances, stores the state data as one record in a memory, to store time-series records, classifies the records in the memory into a plurality of living situation groups by clustering the records, and calculates, for each living situation group, a barycenter of each operation state, determines, for a target state data, one of the living situation groups to which the target state data belongs, determines one of the operation states whose value in the target state data is larger than corresponding barycenter in the one of the living situation groups, and determines the barycenter as a recommended value, and controls the one of operation state to the recommended value when obtaining an acceptance instruction for the recommended value.12-03-2009
20090271012Method or System for Displaying an Internet Page on a Visualization Device of an Industrial Automation Device - There is described a method for displaying an Internet page an/or an intranet page on a visualization device of an industrial automation device, wherein the method relates to data of the Internet page and/or intranet page which are stored in a first data format on a server. In this case, the industrial automation device can be unburdened of tasks for displaying the page. The data of the Internet page and/or intranet page can be transmitted to a data processing device via the Internet and/or an intranet and can be received by the data processing device, after which the data processing device converts the data of the Internet page and or intranet page, which are in the first data format, into a second data format, after which these converted data are transmitted to the industrial automation device and/or to the visualization device of the industrial automation device. Following this, the page can be fully or partially displayed on the visualization device of the industrial automation device.10-29-2009
20130066446Method And System For Controlling An Industrial Process - A method of monitoring and controlling an industrial process associated with a plurality of process variables by means of a control system including displaying a set of process related images which are user-selected on a display device of the control system, each process related image of the set of process related images being associated with a process variable of the plurality of process variables; receiving process variable data of the plurality of process variables while the step of displaying is carried out, and when process variable data is received indicating that a process variable has a status value outside a predetermined accepted range; and displaying, on the display device, a process related image which is associated with the process variable with the status value outside the predetermined accepted range, receiving an input command for controlling the process variable, and controlling the process variable based on the input command.03-14-2013
20120116547REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR MACHINE TOOL - A remote control system comprises a machine tool controller and an operation terminal apparatus remotely located from the machine tool and connected via a network to the machine tool controller. The operation terminal apparatus comprises a registered name input section and an authorization level database that matches a registered name to an authorization level, and the operation terminal transmits the authorization level corresponding to the registered name to the machine tool controller. The machine tool controller comprises a restricted function database that matches an authorization level to operation-allowed or operation-forbidden function, and the machine tool controller specifies the operation-allowed or operation-forbidden function corresponding to the authorization level, and restricts function of the machine tool controller.05-10-2012
20130166045Command Interface - A command interface of a machine including a plurality of different control elements each of which generates a different control command when actuated by a user, wherein the plurality of control elements are arranged for actuation by a user and are categorized into different groups including: a first group of control elements including control elements that are most similar, according to a first similarity criterion, to a target control element specified by the user in a prior request; and a second group of control elements including a first additional control element that is dissimilar, according to the first similarity criterion, to the target control element specified by the user in the prior request, and that, when actuated by a user, specifies in a new request the first additional control element as a target control element.06-27-2013
20130166046OPERATION INPUT SYSTEM - An operation input system and method are provided. The operation input system includes protrusion members arranged in accordance with a predetermined rule along a flat surface. The distal end portions of the protrusion member are able to protrude from the flat surface. The system also includes a protrusion control section that controls a protrusion height of each of the protrusion members and a command reception section that receives input of a command for a value of an adjustment amount. The protrusion control section causes a plurality of the protrusion members disposed along a predetermined reference direction in a set region set on the flat surface to protrude and the command reception section sets a value of the adjustment amount corresponding to a position of the protrusion members along the reference direction.06-27-2013
20100087935COMPLETE INTEGRATION OF STAND-ALONE BATCH OPERATOR INTERFACE CAPABILITIES INTO GENERIC HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE USING COMPONENTIZED OBJECTS - Systems and methods for providing an integrated HMI application for monitoring and interacting with both batch and non-batch processes in a process plant are disclosed. A plurality of independent stand-alone software objects defining various batch process interface views are embedded within a non-batch process control interface application. A blackboard service is provided for storing batch control data used by the various stand alone software objects. The blackboard service may be adapted to communicate with a batch control server to receive batch control data for populating the various batch interface views with data relating to various batch processes being carried out in the process plant and to send instructions for controlling the various batches input by users via the various batch interface views. When executed by a processor, the stand alone software objects defining the various batch interface views read data from and write data to the blackboard service to communicate data between batch process interface views and preserve contextual information between interface views to allow efficient and intuitive navigation between batch process interface views.04-08-2010
20120209412HMI DEVICES WITH INTEGRATED USER-DEFINED BEHAVIOR - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or method that facilitates utilizing a human machine interface (HMI). An interface component can facilitate receipt of data. A human machine interface (HMI) component communicatively coupled to the interface component can include a device with a pre-programmed primitive; the device employs a user-defined functionality via the received data.08-16-2012
20110066260SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTING PATIENT THERAPY - A system and method of managing therapy provided to patients in an institution. The system monitors all aspects of the medication delivery to a patient, as well as other information related to the patient, such as values of vital signs, laboratory results and patient factors such as history, diagnosis, allergies and the like. The system includes one or more databases of information, including institutionally developed rules, guidelines and protocol representing the best medical practices of the institution. The system provides alerts and/or recommendations based on the application of the rules to the information being monitored, and alerts care givers accordingly, providing for dynamic adjustment of the patient's therapy. The system also monitors the status of the alerts, and if no action is taken in a selected period of time, may escalate the priority of the alert and/or halt the delivery of medication to the patient until the alert is resolved.03-17-2011
20090204239LED Light Controller System and Method - Embodiments of the disclosure provide a system for selecting a color show generated by LED landscape, pool, and/or spa lights. The system can include a faceplate indicating the color shows available to select from. The faceplate includes a selector positioned to select one of the color shows. The system includes a microcontroller in communication with the selector and a triac circuit in communication with the microcontroller. The microcontroller controls the LED landscape, pool, and/or spa lights using the triac circuit in response to the position of the selector.08-13-2009
20110125295Method for providing device-specific information of a field device of automation technology - A method for providing device-specific information of a field device of automation technology and/or for servicing a field device, wherein a web server is integrated in the field device at least a part of the device description describing the field device is compiled/interpreted into a field-device-specific software code for the web server, and, on the basis of the field-device-specific software code, there are presented on a display unit dynamically produced, device-specific, web pages, via which service personnel are provided device-specific information, and/or via which the field device is serviced by service personnel.05-26-2011
20120065749Display of Devices on an Interface based on a Contextual Event - In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a signal indicating a detection of a detected event at an origination device. The signal is automatically received based on the detection by the origination device. A rule associated with the event is determined where the rule defines contextual information to determine for the event. The contextual information defined by the rule is then determined. The method then analyzes a context for devices in a set of devices to determine a group of devices in the set of devices based on the contextual information. Each device in the set of devices is classified with a context. The group of devices is sent to a destination device for automatic display of the group of devices to allow control of the group of devices from the destination device.03-15-2012
20090099669MONITORING AND CONTROL OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES - A method, a system, and a computer program product for managing one or more electronic devices. Performance of an electronic device is monitored and presented to a user through a digital agent interface. The performance of the electronic device is controlled automatically by digital agent through the digital agent interface. The invention also enables automatic testing of the electronic device through the digital agent interface by setting up test configurations, activating test signals, and interpreting any error codes that may be generated.04-16-2009
20080234842MICROPHONES AS CONTACT SENSORS FOR DEVICE CONTROL - A device controller that controls a device by tapping or rubbing the surface of microphones on the device. It allows microphones to be used as both speech sensors (to capture speech signals, the original functionality) and a device controller (the new functionality). Tapping or rubbing the surface of microphones on the device produces complex yet distinctive signals. By detecting these events, the present device controller can generate appropriate commands to control the device.09-25-2008
20090143879HVAC CONTROLLER WITH PARAMETER CLUSTERING - An HVAC controller is described that is configured to be more intuitive and user friendly to program and operate than convention HVAC controllers. In some instances, the HVAC controller may include a touch screen interface that provides greater flexibility in displaying information to the user and/or soliciting information from the user.06-04-2009
20120109343DISPLAY MODULE FOR TOOLLESS COUPLING WITH PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLER - An automation controller that includes a central processing unit configured to communicate via an input/output module with automation devices of a process controlled by the automation controller. The automation controller also includes a retention feature configured to toollessly couple with a detachable display and memory module. Further, the automation controller includes a controller connector configured to communicatively couple with a display connector of the detachable display and memory module such that the automation controller and the detachable display and memory module are communicatively coupled, wherein the central processing unit is configured to transmit data for presentation on a display of the detachable display and memory module and configured to receive data from a memory and/or a data entry feature of the detachable display and memory module when the detachable display and memory module is communicatively coupled to the automation controller.05-03-2012
20120109342Wireless Industrial Control User Interface With Configurable Software Capabilities - A user interface operable to connect to a device within an industrial control system includes a memory and a processing unit. The memory is operable to store a plurality of software applications for interfacing with the device and a configuration mask including access rights for at least a subset of the software applications. The processing unit is operable to establish a first connection with the device and disable selected software applications based on the configuration mask.05-03-2012
20100082130MODULAR OBJECT PUBLICATION AND DISCOVERY - An object can be used in an industrial control configuration in relation to performing a function or task. Matching can occur such that an object with operational requirements can bind with a host that has capabilities that meet those operational requirements—matching can occur automatically as well as through user operation. Once matched, different functionality can be presented to a user pertaining to the object. To assist the user, the object can include external references, logic, local or private data, as well as others in addition to resources. To facilitate operation, capabilities and resources can be published in a directory that can be accessed by different entities—sometimes with security constraints in order to protect configuration integrity. Likewise, a subscription system can be employed such that when a change to a related entity is made, a notice can transfer to related entities and operation can alter based upon the change.04-01-2010
20120296451BUILDING AUTOMATION AND BUILDING INFORMATION SYSTEM - A building automation and building information system has a central unit, at least one control unit and first components. The central unit is connected to the at least one control unit via a bidirectional data line, as means for reception of data from the at least one control unit, and means for open-loop and/or closed-loop control of the at least one control unit. Each control unit is associated with at least one first component, to which the control unit is connected by radio. The control unit has means for open-loop and/or closed-loop radio control of the associated first components. The first components associated with each control unit can be connected to one another by radio. The central unit, the at least one control unit and the first components each have a plug-and-play capability.11-22-2012
20090088875VISUALIZATION OF WORKFLOW IN AN INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION ENVIRONMENT - A visualization system that generates a visualization of manufacturing operations and corresponding workflow is provided. An interface component receives input concerning displayed objects and information. A context component can detect, infer or determine context information regarding an entity or application. A workflow component binds workflow information to industrial automation manufacturing-related information. A visualization component dynamically generates a visualization from a set of display objects to present to a user that is a function of the received context information, workflow information, and industrial automation manufacturing-related information.04-02-2009
20120296452WEB-BASED VISUALIZATION MASH-UPS FOR INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION - A visualization system that generates visual mash-ups for industrial automation includes a ash-up component that combines output from a subset of disparate sources into a common interface. The disparate sources include at least one of equipment, computers, or devices within an industrial automation environment. A visualization component generates and displays a mash-up visualization that includes information associated with the common interface.11-22-2012
20090171483OPERATOR CONTROL UNIT AND METHOD FOR ASSIGNING AN ON-SCREEN DISPLAY TO A SOFTKEY BUTTON - An operator control unit for operating a machine tool, a production machine, a crane and/or a robot, includes a screen, softkey buttons and an operating button. The operator control unit is designed such that on invoking an on-screen display, the invoked on-screen display is displayed. A user menu is displayed by pressing the operating button, and, by pressing a softkey button for a certain length of time, the softkey button pressed in this manner is assigned to the invoked on-screen.07-02-2009
20080234843Projector, projection display system, and corresponding method and recording medium - A projector that projects images includes a projection display module by which the projector projects the images, a network interface by which the projector can communicate with a network, and a web server module coupled to the network interface and to the projection display module. The web server module, in response to a request to provide a working status of the projection display module received through the network interface from a client over the network, sends working status information representing the working status through the network interface to the client over the network. The web server module also, in response to control information received through the network interface from the client over the network in response to the sent working status information, controls the working status by sending a control signal to the projection display module based on the control information.09-25-2008
20080294274SPECIAL PURPOSE CONTROLLER INTERFACE WITH BREADCRUMB NAVIGATION SUPPORT - A temperature controller for controlling the temperature of an inside space that is serviced by one or more pieces of HVAC equipment. The temperature controller may include a controller having a control algorithm for controlling one or more pieces of HVAC equipment as well as a user interface that may be configured to display a hierarchical menu structure and to permit a user to traverse the menu structure. The user interface may be configured to display breadcrumbs that provide an indication to the user of the current location within a hierarchical menu structure, and in some cases, provide instructional information in a designated or common display area that helps instruct the user in using a particular menu or menu option. These and other features may help make the special purpose controller more intuitive to set up, program and operate.11-27-2008
20100145484SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING COMPUTERIZED NUMERICAL CONTROL DEVICES - A monitoring system includes at least one CNC device and a monitoring device. Each of the CNC devices includes a movement control unit, a first document module stores the IP address and the related parameters of the CNC device, a human machine interface (HMI) receives a first input instruction, and a controller reads the related parameters from the first document module according to the first input instruction and outputs a movement control instruction to the movement control unit, and stores the movement parameters in the first document module. The monitoring device includes a second document module stores the IP address of the CNC device and the movement parameters of the CNC device, a display device, a processor reads the movement parameters from the second document module according to a second input instruction, and displays the movement parameters via the display device.06-10-2010
20090030534Method for the programming of a safety controller - The invention relates to a method for the programming of a safety controller to be interconnected with encoders and actuators, wherein a wiring plan or a specific wiring is first prepared, whereupon an automated programming of the safety controller takes place using the wiring information.01-29-2009
20100145483HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE ASSEMBLY FOR AN APPLIANCE - An assembly for an appliance is disclosed. The assembly includes a Human-Machine Interface (HMI) including an input component having a portion accessible to a user, and a display component to indicate information to the user, the display component being operatively connected to the input component. The assembly further includes a liquid barrier covering the HMI.06-10-2010
20090118844WORK TOOL NOTIFICATION AND USER-SELECTABLE MACHINE CONTROL CONFIGURATION - A control system for controlling one or more actuators in a machine in response to installation of a tool to the machine detects the installation of a tool to the machine and prompts a user of the machine to configure the operation of the controller with respect to at least one of the one or more actuators.05-07-2009
20090143880HVAC CONTROLLER WITH CONTEXT SENSITIVE HELP SCREENS - An HVAC controller is described that is configured to be more intuitive and user friendly to program and operate than convention HVAC controllers. In some instances, the HVAC controller may include a touch screen interface that provides greater flexibility in displaying information to the user and/or soliciting information from the user.06-04-2009
20090143878OPERATOR PROFILE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A MACHINE - A control system for a machine has an input device operable to receive an input indicative of an operator profile and to generate a signal related to the operator profile. The control system also has a controller in communication with the machine and the input device. The controller is configured to receive the signal and to change at least one operating parameter of the machine in response to the signal.06-04-2009
20090326684Home Network Device Information Architecture - A method and system for providing a user interface for a user to discover and control devices that are currently connected to a network, such that at least one of the devices performs steps, by: (a) obtaining information from one or more of the devices currently connected to the network, the information including device information; and (b) generating a user interface description based at least on the obtained information, the user interface description including a reference associated with the device information of each of the devices currently connected to the network, such that the reference includes at least one link to information contained in the devices currently connected to the network. As such, a user interface can be displayed using the references in the user interface description, for controlling the devices currently connected to the network.12-31-2009
20090082884Method And System For Processing Signals For A MEMS Detector That Enables Control Of A Device Using Human Breath - A method and system for processing signals for a MEMS detector that enables control of a device using expulsion of air via human breath, a machine and/or a device are provided. A microprocessor may receive one or more signals from the MEMS detector that may comprise various component sensor(s), sensing member(s) or sensing segment(s) that may detect movement of air caused by the expulsion of human breath. The signals may be processed by the microprocessor and an interactive output comprising one or more control signals that may enable control of a user interface such as 03-26-2009
20090198352METHOD FOR PROGRAMMING A CONTROL DEVICE - A method for programming a control device for a machine includes the steps of obtaining a component that is required to program the control device, this component being called up from a data collection, storing the component in a memory device, processing the component, integrating the processed component in the control device, calling up the component from a data collection via an Internet, outputting instructions that are characteristic for the components and for integrating the components in the control device, and callable up via the Internet.08-06-2009
20110230982Systems for monitoring power consumption - Systems for monitoring power consumption. The system includes at least one circuit breaker having a sensor for measuring current flowing through the circuit breaker and for sending a sensor signal commensurate with the current. The system also includes a controller spaced apart from the circuit breaker and adapted to receive the sensor signal from the circuit breaker, and an external device for communicating an electrical signal with the controller to control the controller.09-22-2011
20090222113AUTOMATION HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE HAVING VIRTUAL GRAPHIC CONTROLS - Within an industrial automation environment, a human-machine interface (HMI) is provided comprising a HMI computer, a display electrically coupled with the computer, and a controller wirelessly coupled with the computer. The controller is configured to detect motion of the controller, and wirelessly transmit motion data related to the motion of the controller to the HMI computer. The HMI computer is configured to receive industrial automation data, wirelessly receive motion data from the controller, process the motion data into control data, and select a first set of industrial automation data for display in response to the control data.09-03-2009
20130123952CONTROL ENVIRONMENT CHANGE COMMUNICATION - An automation control system is provided that includes delta scripts that describe one or more changes of the stored state information. The delta scripts may be useful to enable one or more other components of the control system and the one or more other components apply the one or more delta scripts to update state information stored on the one or more other components based upon the one or more changes.05-16-2013
20100241252PARAMETER SETTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER - A parameter setting system for programmable logic controller (PLC) includes a document module, a main program module, a parameter storage module, an interface display module, and a display interface. The document module stores application documents and an extensible markup language (XML) document of PLC. The main program module reads names and scale values of the parameters from the XML document, and outputs a control signal. The parameter storage module stores the names and scale values of the parameters from the main program module. The interface display module receives the control signal from the main program module and reading names and scale values of the parameters from the parameter storage module according to the control signal. The display interface displays the names and scale values of the parameters from the interface display module.09-23-2010
20100222901Post-Sterilization Programming of Surgical Instruments - A surgical instrument with a programmable control unit and methods for programming the control unit while the surgical instrument is in a sterile container. The method may comprise packaging the surgical instrument in the container and then sterilizing the surgical instrument while the surgical instrument is in the container. The method may further comprise programming the surgical instrument while the surgical instrument is in the container with a programming device positioned outside of the container.09-02-2010
20090157201CONTROL DEVICE, CONTROL SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR SETTING - There is provided a control device for making settings, comprising: a setting item selection unit configured to select setting items to which same setting should be set, from among a plurality of setting items regarding the control device, based on externally inputted instructions; a setting value accepting unit configured to accept setting to be set equally to the selected setting items selected by the setting item selection unit; and a setting unit configured to set the setting accepted through the setting value accepting unit to all of the selected setting items.06-18-2009
20090143877METHOD OF CONTROLLING A PORTABLE USER DEVICE - The invention relates to a method of controlling a portable user device (06-04-2009
20130138228MOTOR STARTER HAVING COMMUNICATION MODULE AND CONTROL METHOD OF MOTOR STARTER - A motor starter according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include an MMS status input unit configured to receive a status of the MMS, an MC status input unit configured to receive a status of the magnetic contactor, a communication unit connected through a wired cable to communicate data with a monitoring control console, and a controller configured to transmit MMS information received from the MMS status input unit and MC information received from the MC status input unit to the monitoring control console, and control the magnetic contactor based on a control signal and the MC information when the control signal is received from the monitoring control console.05-30-2013
20130138229OPERATING DEVICE AND MOVABLE MACHINE CONTROLLING SYSTEM - An operating device is provided with an operating section, in which a plurality of operating keys for operating a control target is laid out, and a display section, in which a screen corresponding to an input of the operating keys is to be displayed. The operating section does not have names of the operating keys printed thereon. The operating device or a controller has a storage means that stores guide information that guides the names of the operating keys. The names and an image of the operating keys corresponding to a selected language are displayed on the display section in accordance with a predetermined operation.05-30-2013
20110029104AUTOMATED PROGRAMMIING SYSTEM EMPLOYING NON-TEXT USER INTERFACE - An automated programming system that includes configuring the automated programming system to include an input module, a programming module, and an output module. Employing a non-text user interface system for real-time representation of the input module, the programming module and the output module.02-03-2011
20110029102Graphical View Sidebar for a Process Control System - A secondary or “sidebar” display within a process control environment may provide several small applications to allow business managers, engineers, maintenance personnel, or other non-operator personnel to organize and manage process control system information and to display selected diagnostics and summary information or “key operating parameters” for the process control system. Further, sidebar applications may communicate with other applications that are executing on a non-operator user's workstation to, thereby, retrieve information related to tasks that the user is currently completing. The sidebar application may then determine whether certain process control information may be useful for the main task the user is completing and display that process control information within the sidebar.02-03-2011
20110046753METHOD FOR MONITORING A TECHNICAL INSTALLATION AND MONITORING SYSTEM FOR CARRYING OUT SAID METHOD - A method for monitoring a technical installation with a plurality of installation components connected to one another for transmitting data in order to perform process steps is provided. Status messages, each status message containing a plurality of individual messages, are displayed on a display unit. Upon initiation of the display of a status message, it is determined which individual messages assigned to the status message are to be displayed.02-24-2011
20100249957SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MACHINES REMOTELY - Systems and methods for remotely controlling machines includes generating, on a display device associated with a remote control console, a first image associated with a position of the machine at a first time period. A virtual position of the machine is estimated based at least on the first position and at least one operating parameter associated with the machine. A virtual image of the machine relative to the first image is generated on the display device, the virtual image of the machine corresponding to the estimated virtual position of the machine.09-30-2010
20090062938Design element for a control panel of a device - There is described a design element for a control panel of a device and further a device having a plurality of design elements that can be freely positioned on a control panel, and to a method for configuring such a device and a corresponding computer program. An aim is to provide a control panel which is extremely flexible in its handling. For this purpose, individual design elements are freely positioned on a control panel. Power supply and data transmission to a control module are carried out in a contactless manner. The design elements are preferably printed polymer electronic components having their own electronics.03-05-2009
20090062939Mobile Terminal And Device Control Method For The Same - A mobile terminal and device control method for the same are disclosed. The device control method for a mobile terminal having a touch screen, includes: downloading, during registration of a device capable of short-range wireless communication operating in a short-range communication mode, a user interface (UI) of the device; finding a list of registered devices, displaying the found list, selecting a device from the displayed list, calling the selected device, and connecting to the selected device; and displaying a device UI of the connected device on the touch screen, and controlling the connected device through the displayed device UI according to a touch operation. Electronic devices within a range can be easily and accurately controlled using a mobile terminal having a touch screen. In particular, the use of a user interface downloaded from an electronic device enables easy control of full functions of the device, enhancing user convenience.03-05-2009
20090326685MOBILE PROGRAMMABLE CONTROL DEVICE - Mobile programmable control device which functionally combines within itself the traditional tasks of a programmable logic controller (PLC) and an active RFID transponder (tag), or, as the case may be, which integrates a PLC and an active RFID transponder in hardware and software terms. The application program for the control device, i.e. including PLC and RFID tag, can be produced using a programming environment conforming to IEC 61131. For that purpose the microcontroller of the RFID tag requires a corresponding runtime environment. The application programs in the control device can thus be executed cyclically and in synchronism with the PLC. By virtue of its small and compact design the control device can be physically attached to mobile objects of a technological process for the purpose of the latter's automation, control or tracking/documentation. Mobile objects also represent process objects in the technological process both physically and in information technology terms.12-31-2009
20110178613Method And System For Processing Signals For A MEMS Detector That Enables Control Of A Device Using Human Breath - A method and system for processing signals for a MEMS detector that enables control of a device using expulsion of air via human breath, a machine and/or a device are provided. A microprocessor may receive one or more signals from the MEMS detector that may comprise various component sensor(s), sensing member(s) or sensing segment(s) that may detect movement of air caused by the expulsion of human breath. The signals may be processed by the microprocessor and an interactive output comprising one or more control signals that may enable control of a user interface such as 07-21-2011
20110178614Method for Safely Parameterizing an Electrical Device - A method for safely parameterizing an electrical device, wherein a parameter input by a user on a control unit is transmitted to the electrical device and stored therein with write protection, the stored parameter is transmitted back to the control unit and displayed at the control unit for confirmation by the user, and the user confirmation is transmitted to the electrical device. In accordance with the invention, the stored parameter is transmitted back together with the name of the parameter, with a code generated by the device and in a data format which cannot be processed by the control unit. The returned parameter, the name of the returned parameter and the code are displayed for the user on the control unit, and the confirmation is checked in the electrical device to determine whether the confirmation contains the code.07-21-2011
20110153041CONNECTION SYSTEM - The connection system of the present invention includes a human-machine interface device and a host device. The human-machine interface device includes a signal generating module and a control module. The host device includes an operation module, an identification module and a system module. After the signal generating module generates an original working signal, the original working signal is sent to the operation module to generate a transforming signal via control module, and then the operation module sends the transforming signal back to the control module such that the control module generates a final working signal meeting an identification condition. Finally, the control module sends the final working signal to the identification module for identification such that the system module executes a predetermined work.06-23-2011
20110071655Apparatus and Method for Projecting Field Devices of a Technical System - A device and a method for projecting field devices of a technical system, in particular a power plant system, into a control system of the technical system are provided. The device includes means for a computer-implemented display of two field devices as two data objects and means for a computer-implemented display of a connection between the two data objects of the two field devices.03-24-2011
20110066261HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE SUPPORT OF REMOTE VIEWING SESSIONS - A human-machine-interface (HMI) system comprises a machine interface, a communication interface, and a processing system. The machine interface receives operation data from a plurality of machines within an industrial automation environment, wherein the operation data corresponds to operations of the plurality of machines. The communication interface receives a request for a remote viewing session from a communication device, and in response to the request, transfers graphics data and the operation data for delivery to and display by the communication device. The processing system monitors for changes to the graphics data and the operation data during the remote viewing session. The communication, upon a change occurring to the graphics data, transfers updated graphics data for delivery to and display by the communication device, and upon a change occurring to the operation data, transfers updated operation data for delivery to and display by the communication device.03-17-2011
20120123565METHOD FOR OPERATING MACHINERY USING A BROWSER - A method for operating machinery uses a control unit and a display device for displaying a first user interface of a first application program and at least one second user interface of a second application program. The first user interface and the second user interface form a common display window on the display device.05-17-2012
20100004764APPLIANCE WITH ANIMATION FRAMEWORK - An appliance includes one or more control boards having control software to control a cycle of operation, access to memory, a graphical user interface in communication with the control boards for allowing a user to observe and interact with the appliance regarding the cycle of operation, and a software framework in communication with the graphical user interface and the memory access. The software framework has animation definitions and access to builder content containing instance information with which it can create at least one instance of a user interface control and can associate one or more animation definitions with memory information associated with at least two locations in the memory. With this structure, the software framework dynamically renders animation in the graphical user interface at runtime using the animation definitions, and the rendering of the graphical user interface is dynamically affected by association of the animation definitions and the memory information.01-07-2010
20110160878MECHANISM FOR CONSTRUCTING GENERIC CONTROL LOGIC INCLUDING VERSIONS IN VARIOUS PROTOCOLS - A mechanism for constructing generic control logic with versions of the logic automatically generated and stored for one or more protocols. The complexity of the one or more protocols may be hidden under a hood of the mechanism from the view of engineers, programmers and users so as to improve their productivity relative to control logic designs and applications.06-30-2011
20080208374TESTING UTILIZING CONTROLLER ENGINE INSTANCES - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or method that facilitates enhancing simulation within an industrial environment. A controller can execute with a real-time operating system such that the controller can include two or more controller engine instances executing as processes on the controller. A testing component can sand-box a portion of a simulation and/or test within a controller engine instance to enable the generation of an isolated test result within the industrial environment.08-28-2008
20110022195MULTIPLE MACHINE INTERFACE - Aspects describe multiple machine interfaces that provide automated implementations of a host that executes at least one service. The service comprises internal aspects, which include a reusable definition and a specification, which are hidden from a user or selectively exposed but not modifiable by the user. Functional connections and controls are provided for the automated implementations of the host. Platform configurations, which include the at least one service, interact with the automated implementation of the host. One or more functionalities of the functional connections can be selectively exposed based on a user credential. The automated implementation of the host comprises execution of the at least one service.01-27-2011
20090171482ATTACHMENT CONTROLLER - A controller for a power machine attachment. The controller includes a computing device, a memory, and at least one sensor. The memory is programmed with an application program specific to the type of attachment, and operating parameters specific to planned use of the attachment.07-02-2009
20100082131SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE AUTOMATIC AGGREGATION OF INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION DISPLAYS - A data aggregation system comprises an aggregation server. The aggregation server receives from a Human-Machine Interface (HMI) graphics data comprising a graphical representation of a portion of an industrial automation environment over an enterprise network, receives operation data associated with an operation of the industrial automation environment over the enterprise network, and receives a request for a viewing session from a plurality of communication devices over a communication network. In response to the request, the aggregation server transfers the graphics data over the communication network to the plurality of communication devices. In response to the request, the aggregation server transfers the operation data over the communication network to the plurality of communication devices.04-01-2010
20100023140FIELD DEVICE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND FIELD DEVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - There is provided a field device management apparatus for acquiring and managing device information about a field device. The apparatus includes: a device information description unit having: an activation processing algorithm that activates a device information processing algorithm for acquiring the device information from the field device; and a description information that describes the device information; and a device information acquisition control unit that activates the device information processing algorithm using the activation processing algorithm so as to acquire the device information through the device information description unit.01-28-2010
20130013087METHOD AND SYTEM FOR CONTROLLING AT LEAST ONE DEVICE - A method and system for controlling (01-10-2013
20110029103MULTIPLE LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT USING SHARED RESOURCES - An operator interface system with respect to an industrial automation device comprises text/symbol translation strings persisted in a computer-readable medium for utilization with the operator interface system. An interface component relays the translation strings to a client device that includes fonts that enables the client device to graphically render text/symbols abstracted by the translation strings in a desired language. For example, the translation strings can be Unicode strings.02-03-2011
20110137433Method And System For Processing Signals For A MEMS Detector That Enables Control Of A Device Using Human Breath - A method and system for processing signals for a MEMS detector that enables control of a device using expulsion of air via human breath, a machine and/or a device are provided. A microprocessor may receive one or more signals from the MEMS detector that may comprise various component sensor(s), sensing member(s) or sensing segment(s) that may detect movement of air caused by the expulsion of human breath. The signals may be processed by the microprocessor and an interactive output comprising one or more control signals that may enable control of a user interface such as 06-09-2011
20120310386METHOD OF OPERATION OF A CONTROL DEVICE FOR AUTOMATION SYSTEMS EQUIPMENT - Method of operation of a control device for automation systems equipment of a building, the device comprising a display screen, assigned to the display, at a first level, of equipments icons and, at a second level, of grouping icons, a group of home automation equipment being associated with a grouping icon, and means of selection of at least one grouping icon and/or of at least one equipment icon, characterized in that an action on a control key has the standard effect of controlling the equipment associated with several selected icons of the same level as long as no icon of another level is selected.12-06-2012
20120310385DEVICE FOR ASCERTAINING CONTROL UNIT PARAMETERS - A device for ascertaining control unit parameters has a user interface, using which, target variables are able to be selected, and a memory unit in which at least one set of optimal parameters is stored, there being an association between the target variables to be selected and the at least one set of optimal parameters.12-06-2012
20110166677GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - The present invention relates to systems and methods that facilitates rendering of data in an industrial automation environment. According to an aspect of the invention, a device analyzer can determine properties associated with a plurality of devices intended for delivery of data. An HMI generator can format the data respectively in accordance with the determined properties of the devices and deliver the formatted data to the respective devices.07-07-2011
20120158160DRIVE MODULARITY - A modular industrial drive system includes a base that receives one or more control modules as a face template. The control modules provide a set of functionalities to the drive system, and the face template serves as a user interface to the drive system. The drive system can include a power module and a control module which define desired functionalities for the system.06-21-2012
20120158159EQUIPMENT CONTROL DEVICE - An air-conditioning information storer (06-21-2012
20110066259PROJECTOR PROBING METHOD, CONTROL DEVICE, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A method of probing a projector performed on a projector system including a plurality of projectors and a control device adapted to control at least one of the projectors, the method includes the steps of: wherein the projectors, storing information indicative of time when the projector is powered on; and transmitting the information indicative of the time to the control device; and wherein the control device, probing the projectors to obtain the information indicative of the time when the projector is powered on; identifying the projector with the latest time when the projector powered on among the plurality of projectors based on the information indicative of the time, and displaying the identification information of the projector identified.03-17-2011
20080300698User Configurable Alarms and Alarm Trending For Process Control System - Various graphical displays for plant process operators are provided which combine aspects of alarm priority and alarm age to assist operators in making better choices in responding to alarms. The disclosed graphical displays provide improved contextual information about specific alarms and the relationships with other alarms in the same control module, equipment module, etc. Hierarchically organized presentations of active alarms and alarm age profiles are also provided to assist operators in evaluating causes of “alarm floods” in chain reactions within complex process environments. Various types of alarm or display alerts are also provided for improved monitoring of processed conditions and changes in process controls.12-04-2008
20090132067Design Device for Designing a Control System and Method for Examining the Technological Aims When Designing a Control System - The invention relates to a developer device for designing a control system comprising automation software and automation hardware for the automatic operation of a process. The designing device comprises a design module which is embodied in order to design the automatic software, an engineering module which is connected to the design module in order to receive the automation software, and which is configured in order to project the automation hardware based on the automation software and to produce projection data on the automation hardware, and a simulation module for simulating the automation software and the processes, and which is connected to the engineering module which is used to receive the projection data, in addition to the design module which is used to transfer simulated process data.05-21-2009
20120083906ENHANCED OPERATION DIAGNOSTICS - Systems and methods are provided that dynamically render permissive status information on a human-machine interface (HMI) to inform an operator of conditions that are preventing an issued control command from executing. A status display generator deployed on the HMI can be associated with a control action to be initiated in a control program via the HMI. The control action can have one or more programmed conditions or permissives that must be satisfied before the control action can be initiated. Operators wishing to review the states of the various conditions can invoke the status display generator, which reads the conditions and their respective statuses from the control program and generates a permissive summary display listing the conditions together with their respective “ready” or “not ready” states. The permissive summary display provides a convenient reference that allows the operator to quickly assess what actions must be taken to place the system in the appropriate state to execute the desired control action.04-05-2012
20110184537Multi-Level Controller System - The invention is a state machine having a host controller that controls a level-1 controller, wherein the level-1 controller controls the level-2 controller. The level-2 controller controls system component controllers, which in turn control system components to execute a process segment. For example, the machine includes a host controller that selects a set of states to be executed, a level-1 controller that activates the set of states in a predetermined order, wherein each state includes commands, and a level-2 controller that controls system components according to the commands. A method of executing a process includes identifying a set of states to be executed, issuing state commands that need to be issued to execute the current state in the set of states, and activating a next state only after all expected status reports have been received for the current state.07-28-2011
20100174388Live Device Graphical Status Tree - A system and method is provided for storing hierarchical inputs for a field device in a control system, including upper level inputs in the form of data relating to the process under control, received from a plurality of input devices, and lower level inputs generated by the field devices using the upper level inputs. A record of dependencies among the hierarchical inputs is maintained, along with the status of each of the hierarchical inputs, which is transformed into a graphical status tree representation thereof, including the dependencies shown as one or more hierarchical flow paths. The status of the hierarchical inputs in the graphical status tree is identified by applying a visual marker to inputs having a normal status, and applying other visual markers to inputs having an error status to highlight erroneous flow paths.07-08-2010
20100049341METHOD OF CONFIGURING A MACHINE VISION APPLICATION PROGRAM FOR EXECUTION ON A MULTI-PROCESSOR COMPUTER - A machine vision system includes a computer with one or more processors and software that has a plurality of tool routines each performing a different image analysis function. A machine vision application program is created by selecting certain ones of the plurality of tool routines to analyze the image. A maximum number of processors on the computer is designated as available for executing a machine vision application, wherein the maximum number may be less than the total number of processors on the computer. When the machine vision application program operates execution of each tool routine is limited to using simultaneously no more than the maximum number of processors.02-25-2010
20120253483Control Device Comprising an Interface Capable of Proposing the Next Control Command to be Transmitted to a Home-Automation Appliance - Method of operation of a control device for a home-automation appliance, wherein the method comprises at least one step of selecting a possible control command from among a plurality of predefined control commands, that may be sent by the control device and at least one step of displaying the command selected by this control device.10-04-2012
20100004763GATEWAY DEVICE AND CONTROL DEVICE - The present invention aims to provide a gateway device in order to release information and service information of an appliance to an appliance connected to a network having a different protocol. The gateway device (01-07-2010
20110004327Method and System for Controlling a User Interface of a Device Using Human Breath - Certain aspects of a method and system for controlling a user interface of a device using human breath may include a device comprising an embedded micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) sensing and processing module. The MEMS sensing and processing module may detect movement caused by expulsion of human breath by a user. In response to the detection of movement caused by expulsion of human breath, one or more control signals may be generated. The generated control signals may control the user interface of the device and may enable navigation and/or selection of components in the user interface.01-06-2011
20120239170METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENGINEERING A SUBSTATION AUTOMATION SYSTEM - A method for engineering and configuration of one or more IEDs for a function in a substation automation system is disclosed. Also disclosed is a configuration wizard for implementing the method. The method includes creating pre-defined type definitions for an application function, providing a selectable menu for selection of appropriate parameters with respect to the application. Using these parameters and the pre-defined type definitions. The method includes creating process configuration outputs for the application function, and configuring the one or more IEDs based on the process configuration outputs.09-20-2012
20120239171INDUSTRIAL OPERATOR INTERFACES INTERACTING WITH HIGHER-LEVEL BUSINESS WORKFLOW - Systems and methods are provided that enable high-level and abstract business engines to affect and influence plant-floor or industrial operations via dynamic and flexible operator interfaces. In a similar manner, actions directed from the operator interfaces can be communicated to higher level decision components of an enterprise to facilitate automated control and dynamics of the enterprise. In one aspect, an industrial automation system is provided. The system includes one or more controllers to process transaction events in an industrial automation environment. One or more operator interface components are provided that automatically adapt interface control functionality based on the transaction events.09-20-2012
20120239169TRANSPARENT MODELS FOR LARGE SCALE OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL - The present invention provides novel techniques for graphically modeling, displaying, and interacting with parametric hybrid models used to optimize and control components of industrial plants and enterprises. In particular, a graphical modeling tool of a control/optimization system for controlling a plant or enterprise is configured to transmit a graphical user interface to a user, wherein the graphical user interface enables a plurality of command inputs relating to a plurality of parametric hybrid models based on a security access level of the user. The parametric hybrid models may be displayed by the graphical user interface as nodes of a network with connections connecting the nodes. The user may graphically manipulate the nodes and connections associated with the parametric hybrids models to either modify optimization constraints of the model network, or actually modify the manner in which the parametric hybrid models function (e.g., inputs, outputs, parameters, and so forth, of the parametric hybrid models), depending on the access level of the user.09-20-2012
20110046754INDUSTRIAL HMI AUTOMATICALLY CUSTOMIZED BASED UPON INFERENCE - The present invention generally relates to industrial automation, and in particular to systems and methods that facilitate rendering data in an industrial automation environment. Specifically, the invention facilitates rendering a browser-based Human Machine Interface (HMI) to at least one device. According to an aspect of the present invention, a device can send a session request to an HMI generator. A session request-receiving component can process the request, and the HMI generator can process data related to an industrial automation environment and render such data to a device in browser format.02-24-2011
20110276152APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SETTINGS OF A CONTROL SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING A SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF PERCEPTIBLE OUTPUT - An apparatus for providing settings of a control system (11-10-2011
20110276151CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING ONE OR MORE CONTROLLABLE DEVICES SOURCES AND METHOD FOR ENABLING SUCH CONTROL - The invention relates to control system configured for controlling at least one controllable device. The device has been assigned a corresponding identifier and is configured for transmitting an identification signal comprising the identifier of the device. The control system comprises a display for displaying a control item configured for controlling the controllable device. The control system also comprises a receiver configured for wirelessly receiving the identification signal comprising the identifier. The control system is configured for assigning a position of the control item on the display to the device identified by means of said received identifier.11-10-2011
20120290107APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING STATE DATA OF AN INDUSTRIAL PLANT - A method for displaying state data of an industrial plant by a server communicating with a client over a network includes, in a first mode, receiving live state data from a data source and sending a portion of the live state data to the client for display into a graphical user interface. The method also includes, in a replay mode, reading stored state data from a data storage, the stored state data being stored at a storage rate, and sending a portion of the stored state data to the client for display into the same or a different graphical user interface at a replay rate, which can be different than the storage rate. The data source can include a programmable logic controller (PLC) and the live state data and the stored state data may represent any combination of sensor data, data derived from sensor data, control output data, control input data, and program state data. The client may include a plurality of clients, in which case the portion of the live state data is sent to one of the plurality of clients and the portion of the stored state data is sent to another of the plurality of clients. The method may further include receiving control input data from the client and sending the control input data to the data source to control the industrial plant.11-15-2012
20120290108METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING A MACHINE FROM THE FIELD OF AUTOMATION ENGINEERING - In a method and system for operating a machine from the field of automation engineering, operating inputs entered at an operating unit of the machine and an identification code are transmitted via a data network to communication server software running on an external computing device. The communication server software determines MMI (machine-machine-interface) application software associated with the machine and with the operating inputs and transfers the operating inputs to the MMI application software, which in turn determines visualization data on the basis of the operating inputs. The visualization data specify a graphical output image to be represented on a display screen and are transferred to the machine via the communication server software and the data network for display. The performance characteristics of the machine can thereby be enhanced, without increasing demands on the hardware.11-15-2012
20100131083SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION OF A MOTOR - A method for editing a motor profile is described. The method includes receiving a stored motor profile selection via a user interface, and receiving user inputs via the user interface. The user inputs include instructions relating to an edit of the selected motor profile. The method also includes storing the edited motor profile.05-27-2010
20130018490Web-Based Operator Control Interface to Generator Control SystemsAANM Caffrey; Paul OliverAACI RoanokeAAST VAAACO USAAGP Caffrey; Paul Oliver Roanoke VA USAANM Casteel; Jordan BrantleyAACI RoanokeAAST VAAACO USAAGP Casteel; Jordan Brantley Roanoke VA USAANM Damodar; Dhanashree SadanandAACI MumbaiAACO INAAGP Damodar; Dhanashree Sadanand Mumbai INAANM Fowley; Douglas GreggAACI RoanokeAAST VAAACO USAAGP Fowley; Douglas Gregg Roanoke VA USAANM Jackson; RoyAACI RoanokeAAST VAAACO USAAGP Jackson; Roy Roanoke VA USAANM Pearson; William RobertAACI RoanokeAAST VAAACO USAAGP Pearson; William Robert Roanoke VA US - A web-based operator control interface system can include an operator interface section including a web browser application, a generator exciter section or a static starter section coupled to the operator interface section, a generator coupled to the generator exciter section and a web server application configured to receive processing requests from the web browser application, and further configured to internally process real-time generator functions.01-17-2013
20130173031COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL MACHINE AND CONTROL METHOD - A Computer numerical control (CNC) machine includes a body; a touch screen, to display information and sense touch input of a user; and a processing unit, to obtain user information when the user logs in the CNC machine, generate a visual menu on the touch screen corresponding to the user information, and control the body to perform functions according to the touch input on the visual menu. A control method is also provided.07-04-2013
20080243275METHOD AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING SIGNAL OF REMOTE CONTROLLER, AND METHOD AND REMOTE CONTROLLER FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - Provided are a method and apparatus for controlling an electronic apparatus, including a user input unit which includes a plurality of user input keys to receive user input signals; a control unit which determines which user input keys can be operated from among the plurality of user input keys based on arrangement information of at least one piece of selection information displayed on a screen and selected in response to a user input signal and provides information about the determined user input keys; and a transmitting unit which transmits identification information identifying the user input key, wherein when one of the determined user input keys is selected, the control unit controls the transmitting unit to transmit the identification information to the electronic apparatus so that selection information corresponding to a position of the selected user input key can be selected from the pieces of selection information displayed on the screen.10-02-2008
20130096702Controlling The Access To A User Interface For Atmosphere Control With An Atmosphere Creation System - The invention relates to accessing user interfaces for atmosphere controlling, particularly to comfortably accessing dedicated user interfaces of a complex atmosphere control system. A basic idea of the invention is to provide several user interfaces, each of which is provided for a certain control configuration for atmosphere control with an atmosphere creation system and to control the access to the user interfaces. In an embodiment of the invention, a system for controlling the access to a user interface for atmosphere control with an atmosphere creation system (04-18-2013
20130096701METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN OPERATING TABLE WITH A PORTABLE DEVICE - According to one exemplary embodiment, the application relates to a method for controlling an operating table with a portable device by receiving an operating table activation command by way of the portable device's touch screen and transmitting an adjustment command consistent with the activation command wirelessly to an operating table for controlling the same in accordance with the adjustment command.04-18-2013
20130096700NUMERICAL CONTROLLER HAVING DISPLAY FUNCTION OF PHYSICAL DATA OF MACHINE TOOL - A numerical controller having a display function for comparing data at a predetermined position regardless of a change in a processing condition. The numerical controller comprises a numerical controlling part which controls each drive axis based on a predetermined position command; a position data obtaining part which obtains position data of each axis and a tool representative point of the machine tool; a movement distance calculating part which calculates movement distance of the axis and the tool representative point based on the obtained position data and dimensional information of each component of the machine tool; a physical data obtaining part which obtains physical data of each axis and the tool; a data converting part which converts the obtained time axis-based physical data into movement distance-based data; a distance-based data storing part which stores the movement distance-based data; and a displaying part which displays the movement distance-based data.04-18-2013
20130103169POWER TOOL AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A POWER TOOL - A power tool having a digital control unit is provided, an interface of the digital control unit being switchable between standard operation and communication operation. In communication operation, operating data of the power tool are able to be transmitted via the interface.04-25-2013
20130123953CONTROL ENVIRONMENT COMMAND EXECUTION - An automation control system is provided that includes one or more components. The components include an embedded execution engine that is configured to execute one or more commands based upon data communicated to the one or more components from another component of the automation control system. The data is representative of a change to an object in the control system.05-16-2013
20130123954CHAINABLE PLUG-INS - An automation control and monitoring system is provided that includes chainable plug-ins that may work in combination with one another to transform data or generate events. Resources of the automation control and monitoring system may be polymorphically defined based upon a generalized object model. The chainable plug-ins may be chained to make use of and/or affect a resource of any type.05-16-2013
20130131845SYSTEM FOR MANAGING EQUIPMENT OF AN OPERATIONAL BLOCK AND CORRESPNODING USE05-23-2013
20130131844Method for Selecting Shapes in a Graphical Display - A selector shape may serve as the background to a configurable composite shape and may include one or more expressions that are evaluated to select between several composite shape definitions via links to the definition. Each selector shape includes an animation expression and a lookup table converter to select an identifier of the composite definition to be loaded and displayed. When the value of the animation expression changes, the value may be matched to the name of a new composite definition using the lookup table, and the new definition may be displayed. The previously-used composite definition may then be marked for removal by a caching system, and removed. These selector shapes also enable the same graphic element to be used in displays designed for different types of display devices, such as display devices having large display screens, standard computer screens and very small display screens.05-23-2013
20130144409CONTROL PROGRAM GENERATION DEVICE, CONTROL PROGRAM GENERATION PROGRAM, AND CONTROL PROGRAM GENERATION METHOD - A control program generation device includes a control program reuse library for storing a plurality of control modules, and an architecture pattern library for storing a plurality of units of pattern information representing architecture patterns. In addition, the control program generation device correlates and displays architecture patterns selected from the architecture pattern library, program structure of control programs including the architecture patterns, execution times of the control modules, and time constraints. Moreover, in addition, the control program generation device connects control modules of the control program reuse library on the basis of the program structure.06-06-2013
20100036511APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS ACCESS AND CONTROL OF PROCESS CONTROL INSTRUMENTS - A method includes moving a wireless device into communication range of a process control instrument in an industrial process system. The method also includes presenting to a user, at the wireless device, a graphical user interface associated with the process control instrument. The method further includes receiving from the user one or more configuration settings associated with the process control instrument. In addition, the method includes transmitting information identifying the one or more configuration settings to the process control instrument in order to reconfigure the process control instrument. The method could optionally include presenting to the user, at the wireless device, a second graphical user interface when the wireless device is used to perform a function unrelated to interacting with the process control instrument. Here, the graphical user interface associated with the process control instrument could be presented in response to the wireless device detecting the process control instrument.02-11-2010
20130150986Method And Computer Program Products For Enabling Supervision And Control Of A Technical System - A method for enabling supervision and control of a technical system, the method being implemented in a supervisory control system including a display unit. The display unit displays an HMI display view over a process application of the technical system, the HMI display view including one or more graphical process objects representing physical process devices of the process application of the technical system. The method includes the steps of: providing on the HMI display view a visual reference; receiving input signals indicating, in the visual reference, a selection of one of the graphical process objects; and in response to receiving the input signals outputting, in the HMI display view, one or more lens views, each of the lens views corresponding to a particular type of information or functionality relating to the selected graphical process object. The invention further relates to computer program products.06-13-2013
20100318200Method and System for Providing an Integrated Building Summary Dashboard - A method and system for providing an integrated building summary dashboard application. The dashboard can be implemented, for example, as a Rich Internet Application (RIA), which integrates with multiple data sources. A data warehouse can be utilized to consolidate and store the data related to a particular dashboard. The dashboard can be configured by integrating high-level metrics with key performance indicators to provide an overview, which can then be granularized to provide detailed information. The dashboard can also be configured to include a data chart that provides a “glimpse” of information associated with key performance indicators. The data chart can be configured to utilize a target bar as input to an interactive what-if analysis, and an output can be utilized to automatically drive control automation system changes.12-16-2010
20130184840SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COUPLING AN AUTOMATION CONTROLLER AND SCALEABLE MODULE - System and method related to a control system including an automation controller with a module bay configured to facilitate coupling with scalable modules. The module bay of the automation controller includes a plurality of bay connectors configured to communicatively couple with the scalable module connectors. The module bay may include an open end to facilitate extension beyond an edge of the open end by a module or a closed end.07-18-2013
20130184839Dialogue System and Method for Examining a Machining Process - A dialogue system for examining a processing operation carried out on a machine tool and establishing a proposal for improving at least one quality feature of a subsequent processing operation, the dialogue system having input means to predetermine the quality feature to be improved and a proposal module which, by accessing stored expert knowledge, can establish at least one proposal for improving the quality feature. In some implementations, the proposal module is operable to read data established by one or more of a machine tool sensor system and image data of a processed workpiece together with associated material and processing data to provide the proposal.07-18-2013
20130158684APPLIANCE CONTROL SYSTEM - The appliance control system includes a control device, a human detection sensor, and a manual operation switch. The control device includes a selecting unit configured to select a mode of an appliance driving unit controlling an appliance, from an operation mode in which the appliance driving unit operates the appliance, a limited mode in which the appliance driving unit limits an operation of the appliance, and a rest mode in which the appliance driving unit terminates the operation of the appliance. The selecting unit changes the appliance driving unit to the operation mode when the manipulation switch is turned on. The selecting unit changes the appliance driving unit to the rest mode when the manipulation switch is turned off. The selecting unit changes the appliance driving unit to the waiting mode when the human detection sensor does not detect a human within waiting time while the appliance driving unit is in the operation mode. While the appliance driving unit is in the waiting mode, the selecting unit changes the appliance driving unit to the operation mode when the human detection sensor detects a human within waiting time, and changes the appliance driving unit to the rest mode when the human detection sensor does not detect a human within waiting time. While the appliance driving unit is in the rest mode, the selecting unit does not change the appliance driving unit to the operation mode even if the human detection sensor detects a human.06-20-2013
20130158683JIG SPECIFICATION SUPPORT DEVICE, JIG SPECIFICATION SUPPORT METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A jig specification support device is connected to a database that stores a first identifier which identifies an electronic part to be mounted on a substrate using a mounter device and a second identifier which identifies a jig mounting the electronic part in a corresponding manner. The jig specification support device includes determining whether a total number of electronic parts mounted on one or more jigs mounted on the mounter device is less than the number requested to achieve a plan. The jig specification support device includes a fourth display controlling that, when the total number of electronic parts is less than the number requested to achieve the plan, specifies in the database the second identifier of the jig which is not mounted on the mounter device and is mounting the electronic part. A fourth display controlling emits a LED of the jig having the specified second identifier.06-20-2013
20130190902DEVICE INFORMATION DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD - A device information display apparatus displaying device information acquired by communicating with a field device may include a storage unit that associates and stores first position information indicating a position at which the device information displayed on the display device is acquired and reproduction information for reproducing display content of the display device that has been modified based on an operation instruction for the device information displayed on the display device; a position information acquisition unit that acquires second position information indicating a current position of the device information display apparatus; and a display control unit that calculates a distance between positions indicated by the first position information and the second position information, wherein if the distance is no greater than a prescribed reference distance, the reproduced information corresponding to the first position information is used to reproduce the display content of the display device on the display device.07-25-2013
20120004743APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING MAINTENANCE AND OTHER OPERATIONS OF FIELD DEVICES IN A PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEM USING USER-DEFINED DEVICE CONFIGURATIONS - A method includes receiving a request to access a field device and identifying a first device configuration associated with the field device. The first device configuration identifies (i) a subset of device parameters associated with the field device, (ii) a subset of device methods associated with the field device, and/or (iii) an interface arrangement of device parameters or methods associated with the field device. The method also includes retrieving a value for each device parameter identified by the first device configuration and generating a graphical user interface using the first device configuration and the retrieved values. The method could also include determining whether a user has requested use of the first device configuration. If not, the method can include identifying a second device configuration associated with the field device, retrieving the value for each device parameter identified by the second device configuration, and generating a second graphical user interface.01-05-2012
20130197678INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, SERVER, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - The present disclosures identify of which group the environmental conditions have problems and waste, and enable effective energy management in locations such as schools and businesses where a plurality of people are in a plurality of spaces such as rooms, floors, and buildings. Terminals each worn by a plurality of users who constitute an organization acquire using sensors—and transit to a server—environmental information such as temperature, humidity, and illumination. The server tabulates the environmental information, calculates the environmental information of each group that the plural users constitute, and presents the environmental information along with the name and responsible party of the group.08-01-2013
20130204406CONTROL INTERFACE FOR HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES - A programmable user interaction control interface for household appliances such as ovens. The user interface comprises a display for displaying text and icons. The user interface further comprises control and selection buttons for navigation in a two dimensional menu structure. LED technology is used in order to lit up buttons as well as indicators.08-08-2013
20130204407Scalable Architecture For A Human Machine Interface Device - A human-machine interface device suitable for use in an automation system comprising a plurality of the human-machine interface devices, where each human-machine interface device includes at least one hardware resource, a system bus, and an interconnect circuit and is configured for interconnecting with at least one other human-machine interface device to form a device cluster, where the interconnect circuit provides a communication channel between individual system bus in each human-machine interface device forming the device cluster.08-08-2013
20130211559CLOUD-BASED OPERATOR INTERFACE FOR INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION - A cloud-based operator interface system is provided that runs as a cloud service on a cloud platform. The cloud-based operator interface system collects industrial data from one or more industrial systems via respective cloud gateway devices. A set of predefined operator interface screens are stored on cloud storage associated with the operator interface system, and delivered to authorized Internet-capable client devices upon request. The industrial data received from the cloud gateways can be delivered to the client devices from the cloud platform via the operator interface screens. Additional cloud-side services can correlate and analyzes the industrial data on the cloud platform to facilitate additional reporting, alarming, and notification features.08-15-2013

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