US 11,657,660 B2
System for diagnosing errors and defects of components of a machine and detecting and diagnosing environmental conditions in a hazardous workspace surrounding the machine
Aaron Megal, Newburgh, IN (US); Ben Lemond, Newburgh, IN (US); and Jason Kremer, Ft. Branch, IN (US)
Assigned to Matrix Design Group, LLC, Newburgh, IN (US)
Filed by Matrix Design Group LLC, Newburgh, IN (US)
Filed on Oct. 11, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/157,282.
Application 16/157,282 is a division of application No. 15/084,801, filed on Mar. 30, 2016, granted, now 10,127,739.
Application 15/084,801 is a continuation in part of application No. PCT/US2014/048118, filed on Jul. 25, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2019/0043279 A1, Feb. 7, 2019
Int. Cl. G07C 5/08 (2006.01); G05B 15/02 (2006.01); G05B 9/02 (2006.01)
CPC G07C 5/0808 (2013.01) [G05B 9/02 (2013.01); G05B 15/02 (2013.01); G07C 5/0841 (2013.01)] 5 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for diagnosing errors and defects of components of a transmitter system located on a machine, said transmitter system comprising a machine controller in communication with a driver unit, and for detecting and diagnosing environmental conditions in a hazardous workspace surrounding the machine comprising the steps of:
generating and transmitting an encoded signal around the machine from the driver unit of the transmitter system;
receiving said encoded signal at a machine mounted locator, said machine mounted locator being located on the machine at a known fixed distance from said driver unit of the transmitter system;
processing said encoded signal at the machine mounted locator;
transmitting a locator radio frequency signal from the machine mounted locator in response to the received and processed encoded signal;
receiving the locator radio frequency signal at the transmitter system;
performing a first algorithm at the machine controller based on the encoded signal and the locator radio frequency signal to determine a measured distance of the machine mounted locator from the driver unit of the transmitter system;
performing a second algorithm at said machine controller to compare said first algorithm result to the known fixed distance between said machine mounted locator and said driver unit of the transmitter system, yielding a second algorithm result comprising a difference between the first algorithm result and the known fixed distance; and
affecting an operating condition of the machine if said second algorithm result is outside a specified, programmed buffer range.