US Patent No. 11,071,141

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR A CONTROL STATION


Patent No. 11,071,141
Issue Date July 20, 2021
Title Methods And Apparatus For A Control Station
Inventorship Steven J. Mandrachia, Eagleville, PA (US)
John A. Gorczyca, Lansdale, PA (US)
Assignee Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,071,141


1. A control station, comprising:communication circuitry;
a first processor; and
a second processor configured to communicate with one or more devices via the communication circuitry,wherein the second processor is configured to process information from the one or more devices and to poll the one or more devices,
wherein the second processor is configured to determine a pre-determined time period associated with each of the one or more devices in which to respond to polling of that device,
wherein the second processor is configured to change a polling period for the one or more devices based on at least one response time of the one or more devices, and
wherein at least one of the first processor and the second processor is configured to output the processed information to one or more of: an electronic display of the control station, a display external to the control station, a server, and an electronic device.