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6952618 Input/output control systems and methods having a plurality of master and slave controllers  
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...
6944575 Slave unit, node unit, controllers and network system  
Providing a slave that can precisely measure operating time of an output device that is service information, without having effects on a control system. To Mix slave 13 connected to a field...
6941247 Method for monitoring a control system  
A method for monitoring a control system is disclosed comprising a plurality of control units, preferably for an optical measurement device or observation device. In a method of this type, it is...
6928490 Networking infrastructure for an operating room  
A networking infrastructure for an operating room, comprising a plurality of medical devices, each device of which is connected through a single communication channel to the network, wherein each...
6925349 Device and method for synchronizing a plurality of electric drive units in a paper processing machine  
The present invention relates to a device and a method for synchronizing processes which are executed on a plurality of units (2a, 2b, 2c), in particular, in paper-processing machines, the units...
6907488 Serial data transmission via a bus system  
The present invention relates to a passive component for a bus system, such as, for example, a field bus system, having a bus interface for connection to a bus, a serial interface for serially...
6894610 Monitoring and warning system for individuals working under hazardous operating conditions  
A monitoring and warning system for firefighters and other people exposed to similar hazards includes mutiple monitoring, warning and control devices (1, 9 through 16) and a telemetric module (17)...
6892129 Vehicle electronic control system and method having fail-safe function  
A vehicle electronic control system has a control CPU and a monitor CPU. The control CPU performs a fail-safe processing thereby to reduce an engine output torque, when the monitor CPU monitoring...
6888334 Synchronization control method and synchronization control device  
A reference variable having a linear relationship with the angular position of a master axis is set, and a correspondence between this reference variable and the displacement of a slave axis is...
6879570 Method for operating personal ad-hoc network (PAN) among bluetooth devices  
A method for operating a personal ad-hoc network (PAN) among a plurality of Bluetooth devices is provided. The method for operating a PAN among a plurality of Bluetooth devices includes the steps...
6871102 Apparatus and method for verifying memory coherency of duplication processor  
An apparatus for verifying memory coherency of a duplication processor having a symmetrical structure includes: an active processor in which a standby memory read command (SMRC) is generated and...
6864646 Multiple inverter system with low power bus ripples and method therefor  
A multiple inverter system is powered from a common energy source such as a battery. First and second inverters are coupled to the common energy source and drive corresponding motors. First and...
6865425 State machine for a pulse output function  
At least one exemplary embodiment comprises a system comprising an arithmetic logic unit; a memory comprising a pre-computed table of target pulse widths, changes in pulse width, and pulse counts...
6865663 Control processor dynamically loading shadow instruction register associated with memory entry of coprocessor in flexible coupling mode  
A method and system are described which provide flexible coupling between a coprocessor and a control processor. The system includes a coprocessor and a system control bus connecting the...
6859644 Initialization of wireless-controlled lighting systems  
A method of initializing system components of a wireless-controlled lighting system. The system components include a remote control and a plurality of lighting units which communicate with a...
6857035 Methods and apparatus for bus mastering and arbitration  
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....
6850807 Triple redundant control device and method  
A triple redundant control device, including, first to third control units, each outputting corresponding one of first to third control signals, and outputting corresponding one of first to third...
6836840 Slaves with identification and selection stages for group write  
A design and method of using a group write slave and a sequence alignment logic module including an identification stage, the identification stage having a first ID input, a second ID input, an ID...
6834317 Network topology for food service equipment items  
A network topology for communication within and between food service equipment items generally comprises one or more food service equipment items, each having a controller and at least one...
6831583 INTEGRATED CIRCUIT COMPRISING A MICROPROCESSOR AND AN ANALOGUE TO DIGITAL CONVERTER WHICH IS SELECTIVELY OPERABLE UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE MICROPROCESSOR AND INDEPENDENTLY OF THE MICROPROCESSOR, AND A METHOD FOR OPERATING THE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT  
An integrated circuit (1) comprises a microprocessor (2), an ADC (3) and a serial interface (4) for communicating the integrated circuit with an external device. An analogue input port (5) is...
6826433 Failsafe data output system and automation system having the same  
An apparatus for and a method of operating an automation system. A processing unit subjects useful information which is received via a telegram to a user designated logic operation and drives an...
6826673 Communications protocol processing by real time processor off-loading operations to queue for processing by non-real time processor  
A communication protocol processing unit by a multiprocessor is disclosed, and includes a first processor for performing a process demanding a real time property on a stream of communication data;...
6813527 High integrity control system architecture using digital computing platforms with rapid recovery  
A control system architecture suitably includes sufficient computation redundancy and control command management to isolate and recover a faulted processor and/or to recover all processing units...
6810314 Integrated control system for vehicle  
An integrated control system for a vehicle comprises a plurality of system device control units for controlling system devices in a vehicle, and a manager control unit for providing the system...
6804734 Device and method for switching receiving/recording device in a broadcasting connection/point-to-point connection bus enviroment  
An information processing device, method thereof and a recording medium for easily switching input signals. A broadcast connection and a point-to-point connection are established between the...
6788989 Electric-circuit board assembling line, electric-circuit board producing method and electric-circuit board assembling line controlling program  
An electric-circuit-board assembling line includes multiple electric-component mounters which include respective control devices independent of each other and which are connected to each other via...
6782294 Internet based distributed control system  
In an Internet Based Distributed Control System, communication between one or more Clients and one or more controllers is managed by an Internet Hub. A small, inexpensive Web Server reduces the...
6768926 Controller, controlled device, control method, and control system  
The present invention provides a method and a device, for use in a network over which data may be exchanged among devices, for providing data (executable code unit) for controlling other devices....
6738826 Router software upgrade employing redundant processors  
Systems and methods for replacing software controlling active routers while minimizing impact on network operation are provided by virtue of one embodiment of the present invention. The software...
6731988 System and method for remote endoscopic surgery  
A teleoperator system with telepresence is shown which includes right and left hand controllers (72R and 72L) for control of right and left manipulators (24R and 24L) through use of a...
6725773 Monitoring device for printer  
A monitoring device is provided for a printer, especially a sheet-fed offset printer. The printer has a controller that records the signals of signal transmitters in the individual units of the...
6728657 Machining time estimation apparatus for NC machine tool  
A machining time estimation apparatus 20, capable of accurate machining time calculation, including a database 22 for storing the actual operation time data of miscellaneous functions, an actual...
6728618 Method for activating a system for controlling and/or regulating operational sequences in a motor vehicle having several equal-access control units  
A system for controlling and/or regulating operational sequences in a motor vehicle having several equal-access control units for controlling and/or regulating certain functions in the motor...
6725106 System and method for backing up distributed controllers in a data network  
A system and method for the rapid configuration and connection of a backup controller in a distributed data network such as an automated fuel distribution network. Each service-station site in the...
6711445 Refrigeration control apparatus and method  
A refrigeration control apparatus comprises a master unit with a mother board. The mother board comprises a bus configured to carry signals between boards coupled to the mother board. A processor...
6704815 Input-output unit for serial-parallel signal conversion  
An input-output unit for serial-parallel conversion has a simple structure and is capable of controlling various devices to be drive-controlled by a serial signal together or transmitting output...
6684788 Rotary press control apparatus and method capable of controlling operation in a power failure  
The present invention controls a rotary press comprising printing and folding sections each having at least one electric motor so as to be driven individually; the rotary press operated in a...
6678566 Backup control system (BCS) for optimizing utilization of multiple fabrication facilities  
Within both a method for operating a plurality of fabrication facilities and a system for operating the plurality of fabrication facilities there is providing within each of the plurality of...
6671564 Portable programming system and control method therefor  
A control system and method are provided having a control agent controlling a user interface, an actuator control, a programming control, and a job control. The control system is used with a...
6662057 Method and device for controlling processes in a computer system  
A computer system and method for executing several processes in tandem, that includes a scarce resource, which is accessed by the processes to be executed. A first device is provided for computing...
6654646 Enhanced memory addressing control  
A processing or control system having arrangements for separately and simultaneously generating instruction addresses and data addresses having two bus systems for accessing instruction and data...
6625498 Numerical control system  
In a master unit, clock signals from a clock are counted by a counter, and clock data is generated. This clock data is outputted to a slave unit by a driver, and stored in clock data storage...
6618629 Communications interface for assembly-line monitoring and control  
A circuit-board-processing line (10) employing various circuit-board-processing machines (12, 14, 16, 18, 62, 64, and 66) includes SMEMA-device emulators (22 and 68) interposed in the SMEMA...
6615088 System and method of device interface configuration for a control system  
A control system comprises a master controller and at least one device coupled to the master controller via a network. At least one generic device interface module resides on the master...
6611722 Control and data transmission installation and a process for the transmission of safety-related data  
A control and data transmission installation and a process for transmission of safely-related data in a control and data transmission installation. In accordance with the invention, safety...
6600958 Management of functionality in a consumer electronics system  
A communication system 100 includes a plurality of controller stations 114 and 116, and at least one controlled station 104 to 112. The stations are interconnected via a communication network 120....
6597956 Method and apparatus for controlling an extensible computing system  
A Virtual Server Farm (VSF) is created out of a wide scale computing fabric (“Computing Grid”) which is physically constructed once and then logically divided up into VSFs for various...
6591358 Computer system with operating system functions distributed among plural microcontrollers for managing device resources and CPU  
A hardware/firmware layer comprising a Device Manager, an Information Manager, a Memory Manager, and a Process Manager contained in one or more semiconductor chips is disclosed. The...
6591150 Redundant monitoring control system, monitoring control apparatus therefor and monitored control apparatus  
A redundant monitoring control system includes at least one monitored control apparatus forming a communication network, and a plurality of monitoring control apparatuses monitoring and...
6581121 Maintenance link system and method  
A system and method for monitoring and maintaining a plurality of modules are described. Each module of the plurality of modules includes at least one link slave device, and a link controller is...