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7515993 Robot control apparatus  
A robot control apparatus for controlling a robot based upon a work program registered in storage means. A program display means is provided for displaying said work program in a list form. A...
7512776 Optimized control plane signalling for a high availability network device in a communications network  
A method for resetting a component of an off-card assembly in a redundant system, the redundant system having first and second control plane cards coupled to the off-card assembly by respective...
7507359 Method and apparatus for controlling and regulating the distribution of an injection molding compound  
The invention relates to a method and to a device for controlling/regulating the distribution of the injection molding compound in multi-cavity injection molds, especially for molds with a large...
7493183 Apparatus and method for selecting a mechanical seal  
An automated seal selection, seal design, manufacturing, and post sales system allow a distributor or untrained user to select a replacement seal for a pump. The automated system designs and...
7486997 Safety condition setting support device, program product and device control method for obtaining safety condition for safety network  
A safety condition setting support device is used for a safety network to which an input device and an output device are connected and the output device serves to stop a controlled apparatus based...
7480663 Model based optimization with focus regions  
Various embodiments of a method, system and computer program product for optimization of a multidimensional model in a model based performance advisor are disclosed. The multidimensional model...
7469177 Distributed control architecture for powertrains  
Systems and methods for controlling automotive powertrains using a distributed control architecture are disclosed. A distributed control system may include a supervisory control unit for...
7457717 System for trouble shooting and verifying operation of spare assets  
A system for testing components of a simulator has a slave device. A master controller is coupled to the slave device. The master controller transmits chip select and data signals to the slave...
7412293 Process control  
The invention relates to a method for process control, wherein at least one process device to be controlled is controlled by at least one process module and by at least one safety module, in that...
7409432 Efficient process for handover between subnet managers  
A method and system for efficiently merging subnets having individual subnet managers (SM) into a single network with one master SM. During discovery and configuration of a subnet, a subnet...
7389327 Control and monitoring system for power system  
The object of the present invention is to make information necessary for judging whether control output is possible closer to the latest information than in the conventional method or made the...
7369902 Slave units and network system as well as slave unit processing method and device information collecting method  
A network system is constructed by connecting a safety PLC constituting a master unit and safety slaves 2 to each other through a safety network 3. The safety slaves each have a device information...
7363093 Control system for a multi-compartment dishwasher  
A multi-compartment dishwasher includes first and second washing units defining corresponding first and second washing tubs or chambers. The dishwasher also includes first and second control...
7346051 Slave device, master device and stacked device  
A stacked device is disclosed which is easily manufactured while identifying a plurality of devices that are stacked in the stacked device. The stacked device includes a stack of a plurality of...
7330766 Electronic device system  
An electronic device system (10) includes an electronic device unit (parent device) (1) connected to an external device (5) and a plurality of electronic device units (child devices) (2 to 4)...
7328289 Communication between processors  
A method of communicating between a first and a second processor includes the first processor sending a datum over a common control bus, and the second processor receiving the datum from the...
7304444 Battery vehicle and method of controlling the same  
A battery vehicle includes a battery configured to supply DC power, and first and second motors configured to drive first and second wheels in response to first and second motor drive powers,...
7292896 Multiplexing control system and multiplexing method therefor  
A multiplexing control system has a common process input/output unit for distributing process signals from sensors for measuring the same state variable of a process to digital controllers. One...
7263598 Deterministic real time hierarchical distributed computing system  
The computer system is comprised of three main components: the core processing trait, the software rules/protocols, and the system architecture. The complete system consists of a number of...
7263627 System and method having strapping with override functions  
A system and method allow for overriding of a strapping option. A strapping signal places a device (e.g., a processor) in first state or mode (e.g., client or master). An override system places...
7257578 Control device capable of data communication and transmission system provided therewith  
A data transmission system in accordance with the present invention is configured so that a control device 29 of an NC machine tool 20 may be connected to a data management device via a network 2....
7254452 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...
7251551 On-vehicle electronic control device  
An on-vehicle electronic control device includes an auxiliary microprocessor and subjects a microprocessor allocated to a main part of control to an external diagnosis, thereby improving...
7246185 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....
7245975 Skew compensation  
A system and method for generating master and slave reference signals is disclosed, wherein at least one axis of the plurality of axes is a master section and at least one axis of the plurality of...
7231390 Apparatus and method for providing sequence database comparison  
A method and system of comparing a query and a subject database using a distributed computing platform is disclosed. The databases are divided into data elements having a size within a specified...
7162311 Safety network system, safety slaves unit, safety controller and communication method and information collecting method and monitoring method for the safety network system  
A safety PLC 1 and at least a safety slave unit 2 are connected through a safety network 3. The safety slave unit has the safety information transmission function for transmitting the safety...
7152125 Dynamic master/slave configuration for multiple expansion modules  
A computing system having expansion modules. One of the expansion modules is identified as a master module. The other modules act as slaves to the master module. The central processing unit routes...
7149606 Synchronizing controllers linked by a communications network  
A control system includes controllers that are coupled mutually by a communications network, on which information, transmitted from a master controller to a slave controller, is used to make...
7149604 Method and system for backing up programmable logic controllers over network  
A manufacturing facility includes a plurality of programmable logic controllers that contain operating programs and process parameters. The programmable logic controllers are connected to a...
7139618 Method of operation and a control program for a central unit in an automation system  
The present invention is directed to a method of operation and a control program for a central unit (e.g., CPU) in an automation system repeatedly executing a control program that is stored in the...
7133728 Single-input multi-output control system  
A single-input multi-output control system particularly useful to equally distributing the noise effects and/or the parametric variations among the multiple outputs, comprising two or more control...
7126291 Radio frequency lighting control system programming device and method  
An independent radio frequency programming device automates a setup process for a lighting system with lighting control devices and master controls. The programming device intercepts...
7127632 Method and device for synchronizing integrated circuits  
A method and device for synchronizing the time between at least two integrated circuits (201, 202), which receive the same pulse signal. In the integrated circuits (201, 202) a counter (204, 206)...
7120505 Safety network system, safety slave, and safety controller  
A safety network system is constructed by connecting a safety PLC to a safety slave through a safety network. The safety slave obtains safety input informations from a plurality of safety devices...
7110830 Microprocessor system and method for protecting the system from the exchange of modules  
A microprocessor system includes a plurality of modules, among them a microprocessor and at least one storage module for storing the code and/or data for the microprocessor. Stored, in a...
7103422 Safety network system  
A network master (M) having charge of an operation of a main device (L) and one or more network slaves (S1 to S3) each having charge of a safety determining device (A to C) for determining safety...
7082341 Home network system and method for exchanging standards in the same  
A home network system and a method for exchanging standards of the same are disclosed. The home network system includes a first electric home appliance group operated as a first operation system;...
7069102 System and method to customize bond programs compensating integrated circuit bonder variability  
A computerized system and method for customizing bond programs in order to compensate first for variabilities in an integrated circuit (IC) “slave” bonder, and second to any irregularities in a...
7062754 Method for testing IEEE 1394 controllers  
A method for performing a load flow test among a number of IEEE 1394 controllers is provided. The IEEE 1394 controllers are disposed on a number of interface cards individually while the interface...
7058170 Method for operating and apparatus for a back-plane supporting redundant circuit cards  
The present invention provides clear and robust arbitration of which of two system controllers is in control of a telecommunications switching system. Each system controller monitors and actively...
7054909 Automatic vending machine having a control system capable of easily and reliably rewriting a control program in each terminal control unit  
In a control system for an automatic vending machine with a controlled device, a terminal control unit controls the controlled device in accordance with a control program. A main control unit is...
7024250 Method and apparatus for the synchronous control of manipulations  
A method for the synchronous control of several manipulators, such as several industrial robots, is characterized in that control units of specific manipulators exchange control information...
7010359 Method and device for synchronizing drive combinations  
A method is provided for synchronizing drive combinations having a plurality of drives for machines. The drives include at least one master drive and a plurality of slave drives assigned to the...
7006249 Image forming system  
A plurality of devices for reading document images are connected through a network. A master device and slave devices are set among the devices. Read conditions and image forming conditions are...
7003593 Computer system architecture and memory controller for close-coupling within a hybrid processing system utilizing an adaptive processor interface port  
A computer system architecture and memory controller for close-coupling within a hybrid computing system using an adaptive processor interface port (“APIP”) added to, or in conjunction with, the...
6985778 NAND flash memory interface device  
An interface device and method thereof interfacing between a host processor and a NAND flash memory includes a register file, an internal memory, a flash interface portion, and a finite state...
6968239 Universal tool for supervising and controlling automatons  
A tool which is entrusted with supervising and driving automatons that are “smart”; namely the tool can communicate with a microcomputer. This tool has a microcomputer, with a spreadsheet program...
6956463 Method and apparatus for providing both power and communication over two wires between multiple low voltage AC devices  
A system master unit is connected to a 24V AC power source. One or more slave units is connected to the master unit by a power/communication line. Bulk capacitance in the master and slave units...
6952622 Robot pre-positioning in a wafer processing system  
A wafer cluster tool is described which operates in a regular, periodic fashion. Embodiments of the invention have a periodicity of one sending period. The invention enables the determination of...