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Steven M Hoffberg, Linda I Hoffberg Borghesani: Adaptive pattern recognition based control system and method. Milde & Hoffberg, June 4, 2002: US06400996 (1124 worldwide citation)

An adaptive interface for a programmable system, for predicting a desired user function, based on user history, as well as machine internal status and context. The apparatus receives an input from the user and other data. A predicted input is presented for confirmation by the user, and the predictiv ...


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Katsuji Okumura: Multiple robot control system using grid coordinate system for tracking and completing travel over a mapped region containing obstructions. Automax Kabushiki Kaisha, Jordan and Hamburg, June 16, 1987: US04674048 (277 worldwide citation)

A control system for a mobile robot calculates the instantaneous position of the robot, and sequentially stores data representative of the respective robot positions. The system studies and stores a range which the robot is to travel, and calculates a running pattern of the robot in the specific ran ...


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Steven M Hoffberg, Linda I Hoffberg Borghesani: Ergonomic man-machine interface incorporating adaptive pattern recognition based control system. Steven M Hoffberg, November 14, 2006: US07136710 (255 worldwide citation)

An adaptive interface for a programmable system, for predicting a desired user function, based on user history, as well as machine internal status and context. The apparatus receives an input from the user and other data. A predicted input is presented for confirmation by the user, and the predictiv ...


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Chester L Schuler, Seth M Haberman: Tactiley responsive user interface device and method therefor. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, March 30, 1999: US05889672 (231 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus implementing a user interface device, such as a mouse or trackball, having electronically controllable tactile responsiveness which is flexibly programmable. A user interface device effects positioning of a cursor within a limited area, such as on a display screen, with limits ...


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Mark Nixon, Robert B Havekost, Larry O Jundt, Dennis Stevenson, Michael G Ott, Arthur Webb, Mike Lucas: Process control system user interface including selection of multiple control languages. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Ken J Koestner, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, September 1, 1998: US05801942 (225 worldwide citation)

A process control system includes a user interface which supports multiple IEC-1131 standard control languages and user-selection from among the control languages. From a single application routine, a user selects a control language from among a plurality of control languages including, for example, ...


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Yong Soon Mun: Home automation system having user controlled definition function. Samsung Electronics, Robert E Bushnell Esq, November 26, 1996: US05579221 (219 worldwide citation)

A home automation system having a user controlled definition function is operated in response to input of an inherent call code. The system includes power line controller PLC modules for switching power to appliances connected thereto in response to receipt of a control code; monitoring devices for ...


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Karim Abdel Malek: Graphical interface for robot. UTI Corporation, Seidel Gonda Lavorgna & Monaco, April 23, 1996: US05511147 (219 worldwide citation)

A graphical interface system and method of use allows robot programs to be graphically created and visualized in three dimensional space in a CAD environment. Using either on-line or off-line techniques, an operator enters robot positions and orientations in space into the interface to define robot ...


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John R Birk, Robert B Kelley, David A Seres: System for visually determining position in space and/or orientation in space and apparatus employing same. Board of Regents for Education of the State of Rhode Island, March 27, 1979: US04146924 (207 worldwide citation)

Visual system for determining position in space and/or orientation in three-dimensional space for purposes, for example, of directing or instructing an industrial robot to perform manipulative acts and apparatus employing the visual system. The system includes a portable object arbitrarily movable i ...


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Michael K Blackwell: Systems and methods for controlling programmable lighting systems. Color Kinetics Incorporated, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, June 19, 2007: US07233831 (195 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the present invention is directed to a control system. The control system may be adapted to control one or more lighting systems (e.g. stand-alone or networked lighting systems). The control system may also have a user interface (e.g. dial or button) such that a user can make a pro ...


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Levine Richard Carl: Automatic method and apparatus for fabricating progressive dies. Diecomp, Martin J T, Ferguson Jr Gerald J, Baker Joseph J, January 14, 1975: US3860803 (191 worldwide citation)

A progressive die for fabricating a piecepart is automatically described and/or fabricated in response to input signals representing co-ordinate dimensions on a drawing of the piecepart. The co-ordinate signals, including outlines, holes, bends, etc., are recorded and transformed to represent a flat ...