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7865266 Cooperative minimally invasive telesurgical system  
Improved robotic surgical systems, devices, and methods include selectably associatable master/slave pairs, often having more manipulator arms than will be moved simultaneously by the two hands of...
7865641 Synchronization and scheduling of a dual master serial channel  
One embodiment provides a system including a communications channel, a first channel master, and a second channel master. The first channel master is configured to obtain latency values and...
7853335 Method for operating machines with adaptable motion profiles  
For operating controlled machines, a slave motion of at least one movable machine element of the machine is controlled using a motion profile specific to that motion, and this motion profile of...
7853732 Method and device for controlling slave devices with master device  
A method and device for controlling slave devices with a master device. The device performs specific functions to control operations of slave devices with a master device, and includes a user...
7852231 Electrical control system  
An electrical control system includes one or more master devices that are adapted to control the operation of one of more slave devices. The master and the slave devices are operably coupled by at...
7848825 Master/slave mode for sensor processing devices  
A computer system having two or more controllers operating in a Master/Slave configuration is disclosed. In one embodiment, the computer system includes: a sensor panel having a first portion for...
7844349 Standard MES interface for discrete manufacturing  
The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates data transportation between two ore more systems. A manufacturing execution system (MES) can include a portion of...
7839516 Printing control method and apparatus  
When registration of favorite is designated in a group printer driver capable of comprehensively controlling a plurality of member printer drivers, a name input window is presented. When the name...
7836233 Multi-processor system  
A serial communication interface (SCI) cable 4 is provided between the slave processor 2 and the master processor 3. Both processors are connected with a communication interface for peripheral...
7827249 System and method for automatically linking multiple consoles  
A linking system automatically sets communication protocol and station numbers for multiple consoles. One console is set as master console and the remaining consoles are set as slave consoles....
7822490 Variable transmission window constructions  
An electrical control system is disclosed for controlling a plurality of variable transmittance windows. The electrical control system of the present invention comprises a master control circuit...
7817060 Electrical control system  
An electrical control system includes one or more master nodes that are adapted to control and monitor the operation of one or more slave nodes. The master nodes and the slave nodes are operably...
7806891 Repositioning and reorientation of master/slave relationship in minimally invasive telesurgery  
The invention provides robotic surgical systems which allow selectable independent repositioning of an input handle of a master controller and/or a surgical end effector without corresponding...
7801644 Generic robot architecture  
The present invention provides methods, computer readable media, and apparatuses for a generic robot architecture providing a framework that is easily portable to a variety of robot platforms and...
7779104 Framework and programming model for efficient sense-and-respond system  
A sense-and-response system that may include a server with a rules-engine where the server may receive sensor values for rules-engine operation from a plurality of sensors. The system may further...
7774167 System and method for providing diagnosis information  
The invention relates to a method for generating a system for providing diagnosis information, and to a corresponding system. The aim of the invention is to simplify the provision of information...
7774074 Distributed input/output control systems and methods  
Apparatus and methods for controlling a system that operates responsive to a plurality of input control signals are disclosed. During operation the system generates a plurality of output...
7774073 Modular programmable automation controller with multi-processor architecture  
An apparatus and method for forming a control node in a programmable architecture, is disclosed. The node includes a plurality of user-programmable, microprocessor-based modules connected...
7769934 Master and slave side arbitrators associated with programmable chip system components  
Methods and apparatus are provided for providing a first master component with access to a first slave component while a second master component is accessing a second slave component in a system....
7769474 Method for soft-computing supervision of dynamical processes with multiple control objectives  
A method to supervise a local dynamical system having multiple preset control objectives and operating in conjunction with other dynamical systems. The method includes receiving state input from...
7747356 Integrated protection, monitoring, and control system  
A method and system for monitoring and controlling a power distribution system is provided. The system includes a plurality of circuit breakers and a plurality of node electronic units. Each node...
7730152 Wireless input control of multiple computing devices  
A method for input control of multiple computing devices from a single set of input devices begins by providing, by a master input device of the single set of input devices, a connection request...
7725200 Validation of configuration settings in an industrial process  
An automation control system can be efficiently developed and maintained as a hierarchical arrangement of configured components that pass process control parameters received from a control...
7720551 Coordinating service performance and application placement management  
Apparatus, systems and methods for service and/or business for coordinating tasks of performance management and application placement management in a dynamic fashion. An example process is dynamic...
7702400 Motion controllers and simulation systems including motion controllers  
A motion controller including a computer comprising a primary processor or a central processing unit and an input/output communication bus. The primary processor is in communicative connection...
7698001 Method and apparatus for improving performance of networking applications  
A method for improving performance of networking applications which receive network data from a computer network and which are executable on any one of a plurality of data processing means. The...
7684888 Extendable MES for Cross-AMHS Transportation  
In one aspect a factory automation system for a wafer fab is provided. The factory automation system is adapted to facilitate cross-AMHS transfers of wafer lots within a semiconductor foundry. The...
7680621 Test instrument network  
A test instrument network for testing a plurality of DUTs includes a plurality of communicating script processors, the script processors being adapted to execute computer code; and a plurality of...
7676286 Fail-silent node architecture  
A system including a node, wherein the node includes two separate controllers, each of which is configured to output data to a bus, or receive data from a bus, or output data to and receive data...
7672741 Position/force control device  
A position/force control device includes position detectors on a master 1 side and on a slave 3 side. Reaction force estimation observers 2 and 4 estimate reaction force based on outputs of the...
7668190 Method for supporting multiple devices on a high speed physical link  
In some embodiments, a method for supporting multiple devices on a high speed physical link may be described. An embedded device may assert a link request pin to request to transmit data on a...
7660638 Business process execution engine  
The claimed subject matter provides a controller that facilitates implementing a workflow within an industrial automation environment system. An interface component can facilitate the receipt of...
7653442 Communication system comprising a controller system and a master control means connected via a multipole connection means  
A communication system is provided that includes a controller system (1), a master control (2) and at least one slave control (3). The controller system and the master control (2) are connected...
7634320 Interlock control apparatus  
An interlock control apparatus for a plurality of control modules each of which controls driving of at least one piece of equipment is of a simplified structure. The interlock control apparatus...
7620506 Measurement electronic device system  
A plurality of measurement electronic device units (10, 20) each having a measurement detector connected thereto and thus having a measuring function are connected in series by connectors to be...
7620465 Fault-tolerant node architecture for distributed systems  
A distributed architecture system including a plurality of nodes operatively coupled together by a bus. Each node includes a main controller configured to provide data to the bus and to an...
7617008 Managing method for determining master-slave relationship in information processor system  
A managing method is provided for an information processor system consisting of a plurality of information processors. In the system, each of the information processors has identification...
7613783 Gateway having an input/output scanner  
A gateway having an input/output scanner is disclosed. The gateway includes a local area network interface, a serial interface, and a processor configured to provide protocol conversion between...
7590457 Method for bonding a lighting device to a lighting system while using wireless communication  
A method for bonding a lighting device to a first lighting system, in which the first system comprises a master controller, which is remote from the lighting device and which may control a slave...
7577512 Method for switching between operating modes of an internal combustion engine having a plurality of control units  
A method for switching between operating modes of an internal combustion engine having a plurality of control units, in particular a switchover between full-engine operation and half-engine...
7577482 System comprising interchangeable electronic controllers and corresponding methods  
A system comprising an interchangeable electronic controller is provided with programming that allows the controller to adapt a behavior that is dependent upon the particular type of function...
7574271 Passenger transportation system especially an escalator or moving walk  
A passenger transportation system, such as an escalator or moving walk, contains a circulating band, a driving station, and a reversing station. The driving station is arranged in the area of a...
7572253 Surgical operation device  
In order to rotate and move an arm of a slave which supports a needle-holder, the rotation and movement of a pen-shaped operating section (31) caused by the fingers of the operator's hand are...
7565209 Device control apparatus  
A device control apparatus (100) according to the present invention includes: a specification-conforming device identification unit (105) which identifies a device which conforms to a...
7558646 Cooperative control system of robots  
The present invention has a communication connection means (21) which mutually connects communicatably control units (Ca, Cb) for individually controlling operations of robots (Ra, Rb) to...
7555353 Input device of safety unit  
This invention provides an input device of safety unit which enables an error diagnosis result referred to in a process of input processing for generating a control data from raw input signal to...
7542809 Variable transmission window constructions  
An electrical control system is disclosed for controlling a plurality of variable transmittance windows. The electrical control system of the present invention comprises a master control circuit...
7532944 Audio reproducing apparatus and music selection method  
There is provided an audio reproducing apparatus and a music selection method which can quickly search for desired music data from a large number of music data recorded on a recording medium such...
7529593 Hot water supply system  
A hot water supply system which allows two hot water supply apparatuses to operate cooperatively and which can avoid degrading a hot water supply capability when one of the two hot water supply...
7522039 Apparatus, method, and computer program for an alarm system  
An alarm monitor includes memory that stores an actuator schedule. An input circuit receives a sensor signal that indicates an alarm condition, the sensor signal originating from a sensor that is...