Method and apparatus to convert a minimally controlled pulse stream into a proper mechatronic trajectory

Patent No. 8,928,271

Issued: January 6, 2015
Filed: March 8, 2013
Term Extension: 154 days

Inventors: Bucella; Thomas John (Rochester, NY), Sewhuk; David W. (Rochester, NY), Mayne; Scott M. (Webster, NY) Applicant: Name City State Country Type
Assignee: Teknic, Inc. (Pittsford, NY)

An apparatus or method which accepts a burst of pulses at a frequency which may not be tightly controlled and converts this into a trajectory command that is a suitable motion profile for an incremental motor control application. The output of the invention can be a pulse stream that can be fed to an existing incremental pulse input motor drive or the invention can be embedded into a motor drive where its output is a numerical sequence that defines a physically realizable trajectory to be fed to the control circuits and software within the motor drive.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 61/701,163, filed Sep. 14, 2012, entitled "METHOD AND APPARATUS TO CONVERT A MINIMALLY CONTROLLED PULSE STREAM INTO A PROPER MECHATRONIC TRAJECTORY". The benefit under 35 USC 119(e) of the United States provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.

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