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6571132 Component type adaptation in a transducer assembly  
A transducer intraconnection bus connects a limited number of transducer components chosen from a larger number of types of transducer components. The transducer components include functional...
6567708 System to interconnect, link, and control variable transmission windows and variable transmission window constructions  
An electrical control system is disclosed for controlling a plurality of variable transmittance windows. To achieve these and other aspects and advantages, the electrical control system of the...
6567707 Recording medium of CNC machine tool  
A recording medium of a CNC machine tool is used for storing a program specifying the operations to be executed by the CNC machine tool. The program comprises a master program and a slave program...
6560750 Method for providing master-slave heat-swapping apparatus and mechanism on a mono-ATA bus  
The present invention relates to a method for providing a master-slave hot-swapping apparatus and mechanism for use with an ATA bus. A bus controller and a bus separator are employed for isolating...
6532508 Control system for controlling safety-critical processes  
The present invention describes a control system for controlling safety-critical processes. The control system has a first control unit for controlling a safety-critical process and at least one...
6516233 Pulse plating rectifiers and methods, systems and computer program products for controlling pulse plating rectifiers in master/slave mode  
Methods, systems and computer program products for controlling plating pulse rectifiers are provided by identifying one of the plurality of plating pulse rectifiers as a master plating pulse...
6498965 System for controlling vending machine  
A rewriting program is transferred from a main control apparatus to a terminal control apparatus and the terminal control apparatus executes the rewriting program. The rewriting program receives a...
6496756 Master-slave manipulator apparatus and method therefor, further training apparatus for manipulator operation input and method therefor  
A master-slave manipulator apparatus and a control method therefor, in which a movement which an operator does not intend is prevented, thereby reflecting the operator's intention accurately and...
6493597 Print monitoring system and method using slave signal processor/master processor arrangement  
A print monitoring system is disclosed using combination of analog signal processing circuits and signal processors on the slave processing boards to avoid the need for analog-to-digital...
6445959 System for monitoring CNC machine controllers  
A number of computer-numerical-control (CNC) machine controllers are associated in the same plant or facility or in related facilities. Each CNC machine controller gathers and stores status...
6442444 Method and device for managing equipment connected to controller of production machine  
Amplifiers connected to a CNC are provided individually with memories that are stored with ID data for discriminating the kinds and properties thereof and ID data as maintenance management data....
6442446 Control apparatus  
A control apparatus includes a version information collection section for collecting version information based on a user's specification from a plurality of programs including a program for...
6430451 Control system for apparatus repair information  
A machine repair information administering apparatus for administering information concerning repair for plural kinds of machines, is provided with a receiving device for receiving the information...
RE37811 Distributed application load distribution aid tool  
A tool at the service of a distributed application running on machines of a distributed data processing system running in a local area network, intended for balancing the load on each of the...
6418349 Arrangement and method for the transmission of address, instruction and/or data telegrams  
An arrangement and a method are described for the transmission of address, instruction and/or data telegrams from a control unit to (at least) one controlled unit and for the return of a...
6411856 General operation integrated control method and its controller  
A control unit (38) provided on each of a plurality of operating units for integrating the whole of such an operating unit group that operating units performing a certain operation plurally...
6389321 Simultaneous wired and wireless remote in-system programming of multiple remote systems  
An in-system programmable (ISP) system can be programmed by remote access from a host programming system. The remote access can be accomplished over a wired data network, a wireless data network,...
6385502 Race groove machining system and method therefor  
A system for machining a component part having a race groove a along which ball elements run include a machine tool 3 for performing a machining operation on the component part, an acquisition...
6381502 Virtual tool box for use with industrial control system  
An industrial control system incorporating a plurality of human/machine interfaces provides for the identification of an operator using the human/machine interface so as to forward output from an...
6343549 Network-type synchronous control system for rotary printing presses  
A network-type synchronous control system for rotary printing presses in which a driving means of a printing section P and the driven part thereof are combined into a block, and control is...
6339726 Control apparatus for vending machine  
A control apparatus for vending machine free from necessity of replacing the main control program when a new function is to be supplemented to the sub-control units in the control apparatus or...
6301508 Automatic instrumentation system  
An automatic instrumentation system is presented that enables to eliminate or significantly reduce the effort required in preparing instrument control programs. The system includes at least one...
6292708 Distributed control system for a semiconductor wafer processing machine  
A distributed control system for a semiconductor wafer processing machine includes a master control module and a plurality of application control modules. Each of the application control modules...
6282463 Method of selecting pneumatic devices  
A method of selecting pneumatic devices that satisfy specified load, speed and strength conditions to construct a pneumatic system. Data concerning pneumatic actuators, solenoid-controlled...
6282457 Device for controlling treating station  
A control section 20 incorporated in a coating/developing unit 2 is connected to a host computer 4, while a control section 30 incorporated in an exposure unit 3 is connected to the control...
6275165 A.A.R. compliant electronic braking system  
A system reliably communicates brake commands from a master controller on a lead locomotive to the brake equipment on each rail vehicle of a freight train. The system includes a mechanism for...
6275875 Electronic apparatus with version-up information having address information storing in EEPROM  
A memory card stores programs and constant data for both a master CPU and a slave CPU. The master CPU identifies a header portion of the memory card attached to a card adapter to identify the...
6236277 Low deviation synchronization clock  
A local clock used for synchronizing events in an industrial control system may be synchronized with a master clock according to synchronization signals received at a first period. Updating of the...
6226633 Method of forming a user interface for a telecommunications exchange  
A user interface for a telecommunication exchange in which the user gives control commands via the interface from an external terminal to the telecommunication exchange of which commands at least...
6226562 Method and system for adjusting and calibrating circuit parameters  
A method and system for calibrating analog integrated circuits. Initially, a single calibration circuit is formed integral with a group of analog integrated circuits. A control signal and a...
6219583 Control system  
Interactive data processing unit which is located at a distance from an FA control unit and capable of direct access to a memory in the FA control unit. When an access request to a memory (3) in a...
6216046 Method for controlling successive machine processes  
In a conventional method for controlling successive machine processes, a central control unit only communicates the start commands to the individual decentralized control units when the...
6201995 Wiring method and apparatus for distributed control network  
A multi-tier, master-slave control network having multiple buses comprises a master node and a plurality of slave nodes operating over each of the multiple buses. Each master node comprises a...
6192281 Network accessible interface for a process control network  
An interface between a remote communications network and a process control system includes a storage device, a communication software stack and a user software layer. The user software layer...
6185474 Exposure unit, exposure system and device manufacturing method  
A network type exposure unit connected via a communication network to other exposure units or to an information processor determines whether or not exposure work information of the instructed kind...
6182179 System that is able to read and write using a transmission medium and is able to read stored information via a model information structure using a different transmission medium  
A modular distributed I/O system includes a computer coupled to module banks through a network bus. A module bank includes a communication module, terminal bases, and I/O modules. The adjoined...
6178444 System and method that prevent messages transferred among networked data processing systems from becoming out of sequence  
Data processing systems, each belonging to one of a number of program groups, are connected to a network. Each group includes a data processing system containing a sequencer which determines the...
6175771 Lighting communication architecture  
An improved lighting control architecture provides many different kinds of controlling options. A single channel per line communication is described. This can be used to form single channel DMX to...
6175780 Accessory network for an electronic trip unit  
An electronic trip unit having a two-wire, asynchronous, serial communication accessory network that is connected to a number of unique digital and analog remote slave devices. The address for...
6152824 Online gaming architecture  
A networked computer online gaming system and process arranged in a client/server online gaming architecture and utilized to run gaming programs. The client computers are configured to run a...
6144884 Teleoperation with variable delay  
Time variation of communication delay may contribute directly to the instability of a distributed control system, such as a teleoperator system, for example, by communication paths themselves...
6142398 Apparatus for producing fragrance-containing long lasting solid particle  
A method and apparatus is disclosed for producing a fragrance-containing solid particle, capable of controllably releasing the fragrance to the environment in which the particle is contained, for...
6145041 Remote multi-level control bus  
A communications bus for providing communication between a master processor and a plurality of slave processors, each including a central processing unit, the slave processors located remote from...
6128544 Process for monitoring and control of the operation of an analyzer and of a manufacturing unit to which it is linked  
A process for monitoring and controlling a slave analyzer and a manufacturing unit linked to the slave analyzer, including the steps of a) feeding standard samples having a known characteristic to...
6112224 Patient monitoring station using a single interrupt resource to support multiple measurement devices  
A patient monitoring system for use in a telemedicine system that allows multiple medical devices to communicate with a control unit via an interface that uses a single interrupt. In architecture,...
6104965 Control of workstations in assembly lines  
A workstation (1) in an assembly line for placing components onto workpieces is associated with a conveyor (3) for conveying the workpieces into and out of workstation (1). A component placer (6)...
6101419 Modular control system for manufacturing facility  
A modular control system for an automated manufacturing facility, especially for use with a semiconductor fabrication facility having a number of discrete process components, provides a master...
6092078 Method and apparatus for interfacing network peripheral devices with a browser  
The current invention provides method and apparatus for communications between network attached peripheral devices and one or more server nodes for the collection of data from the peripheral...
6078319 Programmable core-voltage solution for a video controller  
An integrated circuit such as a video controller may be provided with core logic circuitry using CMOS technology which may be operated at different supply voltages such as 3.3 or 5 Volts. At lower...
6061600 Backup control mechanism in a distributed control network  
A multi-tier, master-slave control network having redundant backup for a master node in which the slave nodes are provided with means for detecting a failure of the master node and for taking over...