Web configuration system for customising welding systems

FIELD: physics, computer engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a computer-readable data medium of a web configuration system, a method of customising a welding system and a web configuration system for customising a welding system. The web configuration system includes at least one processor and one or more tangible, computer-readable media at least collectively including or storing instructions executable by the at least one processor. The instructions include instructions to limit configuration options for a welding system based on user selection of a power source for the welding system, instructions to calculate a weld cable size for the welding system based on the user selection of the power source and user selection of input voltage, instructions to assign weld cable characteristics based on the weld cable size and a user selected cable length, and instructions to assemble a welding system order based at least on the user selection of the power source and the weld cable characteristics.

EFFECT: obtaining a computer-readable data medium of a web configuration system.

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Cross-reference to related applications

This application claims the priority of patent application U.S. No. 13/281245, entitled "System web configuration to configure the welding system", filed October 25, 2011, and provisional patent application U.S. No. 61/407288, entitled "System web configuration to configure the welding system", filed October 27, 2010, which are incorporated herein by reference.

The level of technology

Variants of the embodiment of the present invention is generally related to specialized welding systems and ways to customize. Welding systems in General are complex machines with many different parts, including including power sources, wire feeders, cables, torches, etc.

Typically, the welding system is sold as packaged systems with specified integrated components and accessories. However, specialized systems can be obtained using traditional methods. For example, consumers can use the directory about welding to order separate components to create their own specialized welding systems. However, the configuration of a welding system using traditional methods can be challenging. Indeed, many consumers may not have enough knowledge to individual�flax to order all necessary and proper components they need to create a complete and viable welding system. Components welding systems are not easily interchangeable because of different components often have different specifications (e.g. rated power, and the types of connectors), which leads to compatibility issues between components. Accordingly, the configuration using traditional methods requires knowledge of each required component, and their specifications (e.g., size, rated capacity, type of connector) and is compatible each component with other components.

It is now recognized that consumers have different and unique needs in welding, which requires welding systems with individual sets of components that are suitable for their needs. However, the required functionality for the welding system can be found in a pre-packaged system. Currently also recognized that the traditional alternative to getting pre-packaged systems, such as buying the individual components from the catalog, create additional obstacles for consumers who want specialized systems. Indeed, the traditional requirements for setting welding systems often prevent consumers received all of the components needed �o create a complete and viable welding system. Traditional systems and ways to buy welding systems make it difficult for consumers receiving welding systems with all the specifications required by consumers. Thus, it is now recognized that there is a market need for effective consumers purchase a complete and functional specialized welding systems that meet their unique needs.

Brief description

Variants of the embodiment of the present disclosure relate to the product that includes one or more tangible machine-readable media at least collectively, including or storing instructions, executable by the processor. Executable instructions include instructions for receiving input regarding the power source for a welding system, how to restrict subsequent configuration options for the welding system available configuration options based on the input regarding the power source, and instructions to display the options menu for available configuration options. Executable instructions also include instructions for receiving input regarding the input voltage and how to calculate the size of the welding cable to the welding system based on the input regarding the power source and the input on the input voltage. Advanced�Thelen, the instructions include instructions for receiving input regarding the required length of the welding cable, instructions for assigning part numbers welding cable based on the size of the welding cable and the required length of the welding cable, and instructions to determine the order of the welding system based on at least the input regarding the power source input regarding input voltage and part number.

Variants of the embodiment of the present disclosure also relates to a method for the operation of the system web configuration to configure the welding system. The method includes providing configuration options to select the power source for a welding system using system web configuration. Additionally, the method includes receiving system web configuration input regarding the power source for the welding system. The method also includes the start display system web configuration menu of options available for configuration options, which are limited based on the input regarding the power source. Furthermore, the method includes receiving system web configuration input regarding the input voltage in the system web configuration and calculation system web configuration size welding cable for welding system based on the input regarding the power source and the input of the th�till then the input voltage. Moreover, the method includes receiving system web configuration input regarding the required length of the welding cable and the assignment system web configuration part number welding cable based on the size of the welding cable and the required length of the welding cable. Furthermore, the method includes determining a system-web configuration order for a welding system based on at least the input regarding the power source input regarding input voltage and part number.

Variants of the embodiment of the present disclosure also relate to a system web configuration, which includes at least one processor and the one or more tangible machine-readable media at least collectively, including or storing instructions, executable by at least one processor. The instructions include a module configured to limit the configuration options for a welding system based on the user's choice of power source for a welding system, module, configured to calculate a size of a welding cable to a welding system based on the user's choice of power source and selection by the user of the input voltage, the module configured to assign the characteristics of welding cable based on the size of Saint�Rochen cable and select cable length and a module configured to generate an order for a welding system based on at least the user selects the power source and characteristics of welding cable.

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These and other features, aspects and advantages of the present disclosure will become better understood when reading the following detailed description with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which like symbols indicate the same parts throughout the drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 is a schematic view of one variant of an embodiment of a design system specialized welding system in accordance with embodiments of the embodiments of the present techniques;

Fig. 2 is an illustrative view of the start page of the web site to design special-purpose welding system in accordance with embodiments of the embodiments of the present techniques;

Fig. 3 is an illustrative view of the website to design special-purpose welding system after selecting options "Build a complete system" on the start page, shown in Fig. 2, in accordance with embodiments of the embodiments of the present techniques;

Fig. 4 is an illustrative view of the website to design special-purpose welding system of Fig. 3 after selecting the power source in accordance with embodiments of the embodiments of the present techniques;

�IG. 5 is a magnified view of a part of Fig. 4, showing the changes of the interface, after a selection is made, in accordance with embodiments of the embodiments of the present techniques;

Fig. 6 is an illustrative view of the aspect of the website to design special-purpose welding system known as "current assigned price", in accordance with embodiments of the embodiments of the present techniques;

Fig. 7 is an illustrative view page final designated price web site design welding system user in accordance with embodiments of the embodiments of the present techniques;

Fig. 8 is an illustrative view of the page, entering your user information over the web site for designing specialized welding system in accordance with embodiments of the embodiments of the present techniques;

Fig. 9 is an illustrative view of the start page of the web site to design special-purpose welding system after selecting options "to remove the previously configured system in accordance with embodiments of the embodiments of the present techniques; and

Fig. 10 is a schematic view illustrative of the process of design and delivery of specialized welding system in one embodiment of the welding system design system user in accordance with embodiments of the embodiment of the present�value methods.

Detailed description

The present disclosure describes options for realization of the system design specialized welding system. When implementing these options for realization help users in the automated design process of the specialized welding system. Accordingly, these options embodiments provide users with large or maximum number of possible components while maintaining compatibility.

As described in detail below and shown in Fig. 1, one embodiment of the disclosed system 10 design specialized welding system includes one or more computing devices 12 connected by means of the Internet connection 14 to the server 16 designing specialized welding system, so that the user can access the server 16 designing specialized welding system with computing device 12. Computing device 12 is typically a personal computing device, such as a computer, cell phone, tablet computer, etc. Computing device 12 typically includes a processor, memory, display and user interaction, such as buttons, knobs, selectors, etc. In one or more embodiments waples�of the display may have sensory properties, so the display is also an element of user interaction, as in the case of the touch screen. The user, in General, obtains access to the computing device 12 to communicate with the system 10 design specialized welding system.

In the depicted embodiment, the server 16 the design of the welding system is connected to or includes a processor module 18 module 20 and memory. The memory modules 20, which represents at least one tangible machine-readable medium that stores instructions, which are executed by processor module 18 to perform certain actions (e.g., to provide an interface to accept input, process the input and provide output. The memory modules 20 may include or store various software modules to access and manipulate data. For example, the memory may store a web page and the data interface 22, and base 24 data welding equipment (e.g., data table) related logic 26, and other data. It should be noted that the web page is just one type of interface element in accordance with these embodiments of the incarnation.

In the depicted embodiment, the system 10 design specialized welding system also includes a third party computer�ry 28, which can be connected to the server 16 the design of the welding system and/or computing devices 12 via the Internet 14. Third-party computers 28 can be managed by agents for sales of welding equipment, manufacturers or other branches of enterprises that can facilitate the design of specialized welding system and the buying process. For example, the user can be selected from one or more third-party sales agents for information regarding the design of their specialized welding system. Third-party sales agents can then contact the user and provide information about the prices, discounts, delivery, etc. regarding purchase of their specialized welding system. In the process, it may include the access server 16 the design of the welding system to the databases on third-party computers 28, filling in the base 24 of the data of welding equipment on the basis of information obtained through third-party computers 28, etc.

In one or more embodiments, the embodiment may not have the Internet connection between computing device 12 and the server 16. Computing device 12 may access the server 16 via cables or by other bonding methods. It may be the case that Paul�ovatel uses the computing device 12, such as a desktop computer or laptop, to access the server 16 where the server 16 is physically located. For example, one or more embodiments may include real store, in which consumers come and design your system on a computing device 12 that is physically connected to the server 16 or directly on the server 16.

In some embodiments of the incarnation of the web page and the data interface 22, the base 24 of the data of welding equipment and associated logic 26 may be stored on computing device 12, but not on the server 16. Accordingly, the order can simply be generated and presented to the computing device 12 to the vendor. In one or more embodiments, embodiments, the user may download or install the web page and the data interface 22, a base 24 data welding equipment and related logic 26 in the form of a program on computing device 12. In this case, the processing occurs on the user side, and the processed data will be transmitted to the server 16 and possibly a third party instead of passing raw data each time the user interacts with the interface.

In the depicted embodiment, the system 10 design specialized welding system is presented in in�de interactive website. Referring to Fig. 2 of the present disclosure, is presented as an example of the initial page 30 website includes various options for the beginning of the design process welding system. Each of these options relates to aid the user in the design process to obtain a welding system that meets its needs. To begin, the user can select one of these options. Some additional variations of the embodiments may have more, fewer or other links on the start page 30 than shown in the depicted embodiment.

The link 32 "to build a complete system begins the process of designing a complete system that will guide you in the selection process of all the necessary components needed to create a complete welding system. The choice of 34 links only "feeder" directs the user to only the section of the feed mechanism, bypassing the selection of other components not associated with the feed mechanism. Similarly, the choice of the link 36 "only welding cable" directs the user to the section of welding cable. These options are intended for users who need to create or buy components for a part of a complete welding system, and not the entire system.

Link 38 "to remove the previously configured system" allows the user�to teach access to one of their previously designed specialized welding systems, allowing you to easily re-order or edit a previously saved design. The link 40 of the "report a problem" allows the user to report any problems that occur when you use a website that allows to solve the problems of the website to ensure the best user experience.

In one or more embodiments, the embodiment of the system 10 design specialized welding system may be configured to automatically detect the settings of the computing device 12, such as the type of browser, etc., which enables the web site to customize your own format for compatibility with the computing device 12 of the user. Similar functions can also be used to identify the user and retrieve previous preferences or applications.

In one embodiment, selection of the link 32 "to build a complete system" on the start page 30 directs the user to the page 42 selecting a power source, shown in Fig. 3. Page 42 select the power source includes a link 44 "clear all selected options", with which the user can clear all the option selected earlier on the current page, and a link 46 to "start again", which allows the user to go back to the very beginning of the process �of proektirovaniya.

On page 42 of the choice of power source can be input for one or more filters. For example, in the depicted embodiment, there are filters 48 radio buttons and drop-down filters 50, as shown in Fig. 3. In other embodiments, embodiments may use different types and combinations of filters. Filters such as filters 48 radio buttons and drop-down filters 50, help correct options for power sources based on criteria such as the range of current and model. As a rule, in the depicted embodiment, each filter 48 of radio buttons and each dropdown filter 50 contains at least one selected category. Categories usually represent a specific attribute, such as rated power, model, etc. Each category corresponds to a power source having a corresponding attribute. Indeed, the database can be used for finding such correspondences.

In one embodiment, each power source, available in the database 24 data welding equipment, falls in at least one category of each drop-down filter 50 and the filter 48 of radio buttons. In the depicted embodiment, the filter 48 radio buttons classifies sources of power by the force of the current, while the drop-down filter 50 classifies the same�second set of power supplies in the model. Thus, in accordance with these embodiments of the embodiment, the user can use any type of filter for filtering power sources depending on the experience and needs. For example, if the user is not familiar with different models of power supplies, the user can make a choice to use the filter 48 dependent buttons on their current strength, to further weed out the options for sources of supply in accordance with the needs. In addition, if the user knows for his model, he can bypass the filter by the force of the current and select model from the menu of models, the secured drop-down filter 50, to further weed out the power supplies. Again, in accordance with these variants of embodiment for such functions can be used by different inputs, menus, and filters.

Then, based on the initial selection of available options for selection can be filtered by using a reference table. Indeed, the data table or reference table may not be available or be available through the system 10. This data table can function for matching the compatibility of the components. For example, when a specific component (e.g., power source) is selected for the welding system, the selected component can be found in the reference table, and compatible to�ponents can be identified using a reference table. Accordingly, the reference table can be used as the basis, so that only compatible components can be made available for subsequent selection during system configuration. Some other variants of the embodiment can be configured to include more or less than the other filters.

In the present embodiment, the power source is the first component to select for specialized welding system, therefore, the choice of power source is the initial selection page, when you select a link 32 (Fig. 2) "to build a complete system." However, in one or more embodiments of the incarnation page 42 selecting a power source may be replaced by a page select a different welding element.

After applying one or more filters, the request 52 of the selection element may prompt the user to select the product. In the present embodiment, the request 52 of the choice element has the form of a drop-down menu 54 product that displays a list of the remaining elements, all of which are compatible with all previously selected options. As shown in Fig. 3, in one embodiment, when the tool user selection (e.g., mouse) induced an item in the drop-down menu 54 product, the item may be a dedicated element 56. The price element 58 can also be pokazane drop-down menu 54 product. Additionally, in some embodiments of the incarnation appears preview 60 product when you hover the tool of the user's choice of element, as shown in Fig. 3. Preview 60 product can include an image and short description and can be located in various parts of the interface.

Fig. 4 shows one variant of the incarnation page 62 further selection. Page 62 further selection is available after the user selects the power source (Fig. 3). Some other variants of the embodiment can be configured so that the page 62 further selection follows the initial selection page to select another primary component than the power source. Accordingly, the initial choice of the product limits the subsequent filters and products to maintain compatibility. In other words, the choices the user makes on the start page, 42 selection, determines which types of subsequent filters are presented and how they are filled. As a rule, page 62 further selection helps the user in choosing all other required welding of the components required in addition to the selected primary product.

As shown in Fig. 4, the present variant embodiment includes multiple filters and queries 52 select d�I select the different components and accessories of the welding system. Filters and selection can be arranged in various ways, as will be clear in the future specialists in the field of technology. There may be cases when the user wants to make more than one selection from the query 52 select. Shows a variant embodiment solves this problem by providing options 68 additional element next to the query 52 select the item that you select will make a request for 52 select element, populated with the same list of items. This process can be repeated to select multiple products. Fig. 4 shows one variant of the incarnation, might look the part of the page further selection. However, it is important to note that the page 62 further selection and any other page can be filled with other types of filters than dependent buttons or drop-down types, and can be provided in a different way. Welding components and accessories can also be different and in a different order.

In the present embodiment, page 62 further choice is usually divided into several sections 66 products with filters 50 and 52 requests the product choice is related to some type of product that can be found in section 66 of the respective product. In one or more embodiments of the incarnation page 62 further selection can be configured in the form of a set diffrent�pages.

In the present embodiment, the filters 50 on page 62 further selection can be configured to include one or more of the categories, which include all possible remaining products, provided that they are compatible with all previous elections. Some products may be classified under more than one category, but all compatible products belong to a category of each filter. In addition to the filters 50, page 62 further selection also includes several queries 52 select. Once the choice is made or in the filter 50, or at the request 52 select, the following filter 50 or the request 52 of the selection is usually automatically populated from the list of options that have the selected attribute are compatible with the selected point, or otherwise correspond to the previous selection. The options are whether they are categories of filters 50 or query items 52 select, updated every time you answer a query 52 select or filter 50. Usually this can be done by accessing the database 24 data of welding equipment in the memory 20 of the server 16 containing the data to the specifications of each product. There may be many different ways of organizing and linking data, and different logic used for W�complement of filters 50 and 52 requests select the item with the appropriate options. In one embodiment, some of the filters 50 and 52 requests the selection of the element is filled by performing calculations in real time of the parameters entered in the previous filter 50 or 52 requests the selected item. In this case, in the memory 20 you need to store less information about each item. Instead, some information can be obtained through the calculation performed in the processor 18. Accordingly, the logic and programming to perform such calculations can usually be kept in memory.

Fig. 5 shows a magnified portion of the page 62 further selection Fig. 4, which was selected connector. Indication 70 added item is shown together with the image 72 of the element and cost element 58. This variant embodiment also includes a field 74 entering the number where the user can enter the desired number of selections. There's also a link 76 change the selection, where the user can change the selected item. Link 76 selection changes may be absent, because in some embodiments the embodiment of the drop-down menu of the product can remain active even after the element is selected, so the user can edit an item directly from the menu.

One or more embodiments of the present disclosure provide a way to purchase special cables�Noah or standard length. As shown in Fig. 5, the user may either choose a standard length of cable through the menu 78 in standard lengths or special lengths of cable through the menu 80 special lengths. In the depicted embodiment, the bushings 78 and 80 are drop-down filters. However, in other embodiments, embodiments can use other menu or filters. The provision of such inputs allows the user to give instructions to the supplier regarding the type of cable you want to provide. Cables standard length is pre-cut cables that usually are available in several predetermined dimensions, while the cables in special lengths can be cut, in General, any desired length. In one embodiment, when the special cable, the length of the component becomes the order number or code that is provided to the supplier. For example, 903121-12.5-6-8 is an example of the ordering code, which can be generated by the system 10 in response to a user request for a cable length of 12.5 feet. The first number (903121) in the code can match the cable type, the second number (12,5) may relate to the length of the cable in feet, and the last two numbers (6 and 8) may relate to the types of connectors for coaxial cable. Integrating the requested length in ordering code, the system 10 provides comprehensive instructions for RA�of Unicov, providing the cable.

Fig. 6 depicts a current price quote 82, which may be available in some versions of the incarnation. Current assigned price 82 keeps track of which elements have been added, and includes 84 elements, cost element 58, number 88, the total price 90 individual item and the total price 92 system. Current assigned price 82 is automatically updated each time you select an additional item. In the depicted embodiment, the current appointed price configured to remain in the same position on the screen as the user moves through the various pages.

Fig. 7 is a page 94 review that sums up all the selected components in table 96, and the number 88 and the total cost of 90 elements. From this page the user can save this set of options or by selecting 98 to obtain the identifier (ID) of the system. Option to get the ID system will generate an identification (ID) code for the system, so it can be saved and retrieved later. The user can also further edit the system by selecting 100 editing system. At this stage, the user also has the option to input 102 of title, the effects of which is shown in Fig. 8. In Fig. 8 �the Ariant embodiment, the user is prompted to fill in multiple fields 104 data user information fields and data 106 information about the sales agent. Data fields can ask about the contact information and/or some other information. This may facilitate the establishment of an appropriate title to invoices and facilitate the ordering process. Indeed, in accordance with these embodiments implement various sales agents can use the output of the system 10 to generate an invoice with individual headers.

After the user completes the order welding system, ordering and contact information of the user can be sent automatically to selected users or recommended third parties such as sales agents to begin the process of informing about prices and bargaining. Although the system 10 design specialized welding system may provide the user with the retail price, this price may be subject to additional discounts and benefits when the system is purchased through the sales agent. Communicative function of the system design specialized welding system may be configured to perform many automated tasks and information dissemination to facilitate the processes of designing, making and shopping for all parties. This may include the automatic sending of system components and other specifications to the sales agent, the transmission of information about �oncletom component specific component manufacturers and sending various other useful data from various business units.

Fig. 9 is another view starting page 30. In the depicted embodiment, when the user selects the option 38 retrieving a previously configured system, you receive a query input 108 of the identifier (ID) of the system with the button 110 of the extraction system. Here, the user can enter the identification (ID) code previously designed welding system and see page 94 overview of the system the corresponding identification (ID) code, allowing the user to re-order or edit the system.

One or more embodiments of the system design specialized welding system also allows the user to design and to buy a separate welding part or subsystem, bypassing the design of the whole system. For example, one variant of the embodiment shown in Fig. 2. Here the user can select the option only 34 of the feeder or the option only 36 welding cable. The user will then be directed to the interface with filters product and select queries related to this subsystem. Various variants of the embodiment may have various subsystems to select and to structure and organize the products in different ways. Some variants of the embodiment can more or less divide the subsystems at different levels of abstraction./p>

Option only 36 welding cable allows the user to order specialized secondary cables and termination finishes for new or existing welding systems. If you selected only 36 of the welding cable, the user may be prompted to provide the specifications of the power supply of the welding system, which will use the real choice of secondary cable. Such specifications may include the strength of the current. The consumer may also be prompted to select the desired parameter of the secondary cable, such as length or size. In the present embodiment, the job current power source defines a fixed or variable ratio between the length of the secondary cable and the size of the secondary cable. Accordingly, the system 10 design specialized welding system includes algorithms that allow it to calculate the length of the secondary cable in response to user input amperage of the power source and the desired size of the secondary cable. Similarly, the system 10 design specialized welding system can determine the suitable size of cable in response to user input amperage of the power source and the desired length of the secondary cable. Fig. 10 is a process diagram depicting one option in�Golf question polishing process 112 design of a welding system in accordance with these methods. The process depicted in Fig. 10 may be implemented using system 10 design specialized welding system. The design process 112 is represented by the various blocks that show the steps or actions performed during the process. In addition, the depicted process is a variant of the embodiment used via an interactive website or interface. Thus, the process begins with the initial display of the page, as represented by block 114.

Display the start page (for example, starting page 30) that allows the user to choose whether he wants to design a system, design a subsystem or removing previously formed system. Accordingly, the block 116 represents the beginning of the design process of a system, block 118 represents the beginning of the design process subsystem and the block 120 represents the beginning of the extraction process of the system. Each of these processes may be initiated based on the user selects a link on the start page.

If the user selects or to design an entire system or subsystem, the user is guided through a series of filters. Block 122 represents the grant request filter. Each request filter may include the choice was narrowed based on the previous selection. After t�as each filter was accordingly selected, there is a probability that the user will be prompted to choose a product, as represented by block 124. After selecting the product the user may be offered additional filters and suggest additional products until, until the formation of a complete system, as represented by block 126. The system 10 may then generate an identifier (ID) of the system, as represented by block 128, to save the project system. The next step may be sending information about the project to the sales agents (block 130), and then taking a prescribed price (block 132) and the process terminates.

If the user decides to remove the system instead of designing an entire system or subsystem, the user is prompted to edit the resulting system, as represented by block 134. If the user so decides, the system 10 is editing the characteristics of the welding system in response to user input, creates a different identifier (ID) of the system (block 128) (including replaces the existing ID system), sends information about the project to the sales agents (block 130), and then accepts your bid (block 132). However, if the user wants to edit the extracted system, editing can be skipped, and the process can go directly to blocks 130 and 132.

The present disclosure before�provide options for realization of the system 10 design specialized welding system system that allows users to design specialized welding system that meets their unique needs, by selecting each component separately while maintaining compatibility of the components. Disclosed here, the invention can allow users to create a unique welding system, providing a significant progress in the welding industry.

Although there have been shown and described only certain features of the invention, specialists in the field of technology will be obvious that many modifications and changes. Therefore, it should be understood that the appended claims are intended to cover all such modifications and changes that fall within the scope of the true spirit of the invention.

1. Machine-readable information carrier system web configuration to configure the welding system containing instructions stored therein and executable by the processor, wherein the instructions include:
instructions for receiving input regarding the power source for a welding system;
how to restrict subsequent configuration options for the welding system available configuration options based on the input regarding the power source;
instructions to display the options menu for available configuration options.
instructions for receiving input �Astelin input voltage;
how to calculate the size of the welding cable to the welding system based on the input regarding the power source and the input on the input voltage;
instructions for receiving input regarding the required length of the welding cable;
instructions for assigning part numbers welding cable based on the size of the welding cable and the required length of the welding wire; and
instructions for determining the order of the welding system based on at least the input regarding the power source input regarding input voltage and part number.

2. Machine-readable medium according to claim 1, wherein the instructions include instructions for filtering the available inputs for power source on the basis of the range of current for the welding system or on the basis of the model numbers for the welding system.

3. Machine-readable medium according to claim 1, wherein the instructions include instructions to provide options to enter as elements in one or more drop-down menu.

4. Machine-readable medium according to claim 3, wherein the instructions include instructions for sorting items in alphanumeric order when you click the header of one or more drop-down menu.

5. Machine-readable medium according to claim 3, wherein the instructions include instructions for displaying product images and/or detailed op�Sania, corresponding to one of the elements when the cursor is over one of the elements.

6. Machine-readable medium according to claim 1, wherein the instructions include instructions for displaying information about a specific menu options, when the cursor is over the graphic element that is near a specific menu options.

7. Machine-readable medium according to claim 1, in which the part number includes custom specified cable length.

8. Machine-readable medium according to claim 1, in which the part number is based on standard cable length, which is determined based on the required cable length.

9. Machine-readable medium according to claim 1, wherein the instructions include instructions for determining the feed mechanism by providing the option of choosing the type of feed mechanism.

10. Machine-readable medium according to claim 9, wherein the instructions include instructions for providing a selection of the type of torch or type the drive roller from the list of options that are limited to a particular type of feed mechanism.

11. Machine-readable medium according to claim 10, wherein the instructions include instructions to select the contact type from the list of options, restricted type selected burner.

12. Machine-readable medium according to claim 10, in which the choice of the type of torch includes providing a menu of at least one free burner the characteristics, at least one free burner is based on the selected single feed or double feed mechanism.

13. Machine-readable medium according to claim 10, wherein the instructions include instructions for providing a selection of the type of torch by selecting a standard burner or specialized burners.

14. Machine-readable medium according to claim 1, wherein the instructions include instructions for enabling the configuration of the secondary cables with options of size, options, terminations and options length.

15. Machine-readable medium according to claim 14, wherein the instructions include instructions to determine the proposed size for secondary cables based on the characteristics of the welding cable and the output amperage of the welding system.

16. Machine-readable medium according to claim 1, wherein the instructions include instructions to query for all available options welding system, while the options are limited based on the previously selected options.

17. The method of setting welding system using system web configuration containing:
providing configuration options to select the power source for a welding system using system web configuration;
the reception system web configuration input regarding the power source for a welding system;
start display system web and com� menu options available for the configuration options which are limited based on the input regarding the power source;
the reception system web configuration input regarding the input voltage in the system web configuration;
the calculation system web configuration size welding cable for welding system based on the input regarding the power source and the input on the input voltage;
the reception system web configuration input regarding the required length of the welding cable;
the assignment system web configuration part number welding cable based on the size of the welding cable and the required length of the welding wire; and
the detection of the web configuration order for a welding system based on at least the input regarding the power source input regarding input voltage and part number.

18. A method according to claim 17, containing the provision of options that allow you to configure additional cables for the welding system based on inputs that allow you to choose the type of feeder, the type of burner and the type of the drive roller.

19. System web configuration to configure the welding system, comprising:
at least one processor;
one or more tangible machine-readable media at least collectively containing instructions executable by at least one processor and instructions contain:
how to restrict configuration options for a welding system based on the user's choice of power source for a welding system;
how to calculate the size of the welding cable to the welding system based on the user's choice of power source and selection by the user of the input voltage;
instructions for assigning the characteristics of welding cable based on the size of welding cable and user-selected length of the cable; and
instructions for the formation of the order for a welding system based on at least the user selects the power source and characteristics of welding cable.

20. System web configuration according to claim 19, which includes executable by at least one processor instructions stored on one or more machine-readable media, the instructions for determining the type of feeder, the type of burner and the type of the drive roller based on the user's choice of options.



 

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FIELD: medicine.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to control of sugar level in blood. Method contains the following stages: multitude of measurements of glucose level in user's blood is carried out by means of microprocessor; multitude of measurements of glucose level in blood is stored in memory device; it is determined whether the last measurement of glucose level in blood, performed at specified moment of time during the day, is lower than the first threshold, which constitutes about 70 mg of glucose per decilitre of blood, or higher than the second threshold, which constitutes about 150 ml of glucose per decilitre of blood; it is estimated by means of microprocessor if, at least, one measurement of glucose level from multitude of measurements, carried out in time interval approximately 3-hour long relative to specified time, at which the last measurement of glucose level in blood for previous days, was lower the first threshold or higher than second threshold; it is notified that for the same time period for previous days multitude of measurements of glucose level in blood shows the tendency of reduction of glucose level in blood relative to the first threshold or of increase of glucose layer relative to the second threshold.

EFFECT: increased accuracy of determination of user's state for control of diabetes course.

24 cl, 17 dwg

FIELD: physics, computer engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to technology of automatic selection of extra data, for example, ad, guide data, extra data, data on operating performances. Thus, processing, storage and/or transmission resources can be saved. This device for automatic selection of extra data to be included in content comprises classifier connected with user profile and selection means connected with extra data base. Extra data of definite category is placed in appropriate or contrasting context depending on used interest in thus goods category. Profiles of user are automatically classified as profiles with either pronounces or weak interest in this category.

EFFECT: adapted selection of extra data to be included in the content for twofold decrease in total volume of extra data.

11 cl, 2 dwg

FIELD: physics, computer engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention describes a system, an apparatus and a method of processing payment transactions performed using a mobile device having a contactless component, such as a microchip. The method is carried out using a wireless (cellular) network as a channel for transmitting data by an issuer to a mobile device, which is particularly advantageous in cases when the contactless component has no communication with a reading device or a point of sale terminal in which a near-field wireless communication means is used. Data transmitted between the mobile device and the issuer may be encrypted or decrypted to provide additional security and protection of data from access by other users or applications. If encryption keys are used for encryption or decryption, the keys may be allocated by a key allocation server or another suitable object through a mobile gateway which participates in data encryption and decryption operations.

EFFECT: invention enables to update, correct or synchronise data on operations, which are supported by an issuer, with data stored in the device.

27 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: physics, computer engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to prompting message update for a network client device user. The method includes: determining, by a client device, the number of update prompting symbols according to the number of updated messages provided by a server; generating the update prompting symbols according to the determined number of prompting symbols; adjusting state parameters of the generated update prompting symbols; displaying the update prompting symbols according to the adjusted state parameters on the display of the client device; determining if at least one updated message has been viewed, and if it is determined that neither of said updated messages is viewed, updating, by the client device, adjusted state parameters, otherwise changing the number of updated messages according to the determined number of viewed messages.

EFFECT: high efficiency of prompting message update to a network client device user.

13 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: medicine.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to medical monitoring. Method contains stages, at which: with application of medical device (10) in time interval obtained are patient's data which contain patient's data (50) before the interval, followed in time by time interval (52), during which patient's data are not obtained, and following in time patient's data (54) after said interval; received are one or more recordings (56, 58) of patient's ID with time labels, associated with obtained patient's data; information of first patient's ID is associated with patient's data before interval; and information of second patient's ID is associated with patient's data after interval; operations of association are based on time positions of one or more recordings (56, 58) of patient's ID with time labels, associated with patient's data, relative to time interval, with operations of association being performed by digital processor.

EFFECT: reduction of patient's data loss, as well as of medical mistakes, conditioned by ambiguity of patient's identifier (ID).

12 cl, 5 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: method of virtual selection of clothes is performed based on at least two photos of the body of the subject dressed in a elastic template with the reference marking. When computer processing of photos, a mathematical three-dimensional model of the subject's body is obtained, which is entered into a database under its identification number, available to the buyer, the seller and the manufacturer of clothing. The method is suitable for the selection of clothes to both humans and animals. The individual graphic elements of a certain shape are applied on the elastic template with the reference marking, based on the measured ratio between which the three-dimensional model of the subject's body is formed. The models of clothes are selected from the databases of clothes, which match the parameters of the three-dimensional model of the subject. The consumer gets the three-dimensional images of its body in selected models of clothes on the computer screen.

EFFECT: creation of a virtual three-dimensional dummy with the individual proportions of the subject, selection of clothing suitable in size and type of figure from the databases from different manufacturers.

7 cl, 9 dwg

FIELD: instrumentation.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to the device for execution of customs check. The device contains a housing, buttons connected to sensors for reading of psychophysical parameters of a person, an electronic unit and a power unit, an electronic board, and also at least two buttons for the device switching-on fixed on the housing with additional function of setting of service language, a dialog box with a possibility of displaying of questions which are answered by means of buttons with labels in various languages "yes" and "no" connected to the sensors for reading of psychophysical parameters of a person and transmission of their signals to the electronic unit of reception, storage, analysis, comparison and display of results, and by each pressing of the named buttons the electronic unit saves the data on a psychophysical state of a person transmitted from the sensors connected with this unit for reading of psychophysical parameters of a person connected with the respective buttons with labels "yes" and "no" in the memory for further comparison of psychophysical state of a person when answering neutral questions and specific questions on participation in a crime, a window of results.

EFFECT: improvement of reliability of the received results of the conducted survey due to receiving of information from sensors of psychophysical state of a person during interrogation and the analysis of these data by means of computer.

2 cl, 1 dwg

FIELD: physics, computer engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a system and a method of evaluating the progress of the advertising market of goods and services using mobile versions of websites. The evaluation method is characterised by creating and storing a catalogue on a server, said catalogue containing visitor-satisfying information on geo-objects, goods and services on which search is to be made. Through a mobile terminal, a visitor on the site selects the desired geo-object to whose address the visitor is subsequently transferred. At the address of said geo-object, the visitor uses their own mobile terminal to enter the site of said object where login is performed using one of available social networks. The server records and stores in a database of statistics of the mobile site information about the user clicking the link of the means of performing the desired action, the date and time of the click, the geographic location of the visitor, the IP address of the visitor, the model of the mobile terminal of the visitor and information on successful execution of the service. The efficiency of using geo-object search is evaluated by comparing previously obtained data with later data on visitors over a defined period of time.

EFFECT: high efficiency of marketing goods and services, bringing them closer to the consumer and easier search for goods and services for the consumer.

2 cl, 1 dwg

FIELD: physics, computer engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to means of estimating efficiency of using invitations distributed from a website. The method includes determining parameters of a visitor and displaying information corresponding to the determined parameters in an invitation generating unit. When the visitor performs a specific action and when the visitor clicks on a send confirmation link, parameters of the visitor are sent to a server which detects clicking of the link by the visitor. Information on link clicking is then stored on the server. An identifier of the visitor is then established and link clicking is then defined as the visitor's intention to send an invitation. The server then generates and transmits to a delivery system the invitation in the form of an SMS message or e-mail containing a URL for switching and activating the invitation. When a recipient receives the invitation, the visitor is then allowed to switch to the system management website through the URL. The obtained data are sent to a website statistics server. Access to the statistics is then granted from the website, said statistics containing parameters of the number of sent and received invitations and the obtained data are compared with data of visitors who clicked on a button for initiating the sending of an invitation on the mobile website.

EFFECT: faster search of goods and services.

2 cl, 2 dwg

FIELD: physics, computer engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a data processing device, a POS system and a method of controlling a POS system. The method includes transmitting identification information with which a terminal device is identified from a data processing device to the terminal device, receiving the transmitted identification information in the terminal device and displaying said information on the terminal device, actuating a device for reading the displayed identification information, obtaining read data in the data processing device and determining communication of the terminal device and the device by comparing the identification information read by the device and identification information transmitted to the terminal device.

EFFECT: simple configuration of reading devices of a POS system and determining communication of reading and terminal devices.

17 cl, 10 dwg

FIELD: measurement equipment.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to the field of welding, in particular, to a device for assessment of joint surface quality, and may be used in metering control of quality of welded joints produced by soldering or any available welding method, in process of formation of which there is a liquid phase of joint material crystallised in the field of gravity forces, assessment of quality of welding materials and welding equipment. The device additionally comprises a computing unit, where on the basis of values received from the reading device they detect borders of a welded joint in the direction transverse to the axis of the welded joint, detection of welded joint width, building of 2D image of the welded joint surface for each step of reading device movement, building 3D image of welded joint surface from the produced 2D images, detection of the shape of reference surface by normative values of height and width of the joint, comparison of produced 2D and 3D images of the welded joint surface with the shape of surface of the reference and detection of the value of welded joint surface shape deviation from the shape of the reference surface.

EFFECT: technical result consists in provision of qualitative assessment of welded joint surface, which results in increased accuracy of assessment.

5 cl, 4 dwg

FIELD: process engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to MIG/MAG welding. Module (100) controls welding apparatus with application of working point on synergistic characteristic curve output on display. Said point describes the selected welding process and is constructed by the set of welding parameter variation graphs including at least one characteristic curve (111) plotted on the basis of relationship between welding parameter variables x and y. Module (100) is equipped with at least one driver (113) to adjust said setting point that can represent said working point and its departure (Δ1, Δ2) from said synergistic characteristic curve on the basis of said set of graphs. This module incorporates audio-video display (502, 503, 504) of recommendations on welding process.

EFFECT: optimised welding.

28 cl, 8 dwg

FIELD: process engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to arc welding and can be used, primarily, in orbital welding of fixed butts of pipelines. Proposed method comprises welding of root weld and facing welds of butts at oscillation of non-fusible electrode across the weld. Note here that non-fusible electrode touches opposite edges of the weld to define the spacing there between. Coordinates of every pass lengthwise axes are defined in the given weld relative to one of its edges as well as non-fusible electrode oscillation amplitude. Welding device comprises welding power source, automatic welding device control unit, non-fusible electrode oscillator with the drive and controller and torch transverse displacement actuator. Besides, it has low-voltage power source, test current transducer, programmable computer, info signal primary processing unit and info and control I/O unit.

EFFECT: enhanced performances, higher quality of welds.

2 cl, 2 dwg

FIELD: process engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to welding. Proposed system (34) comprises heating inductor (36) arranged nearby welding torch or plasma cutter unit (16). Power supply induction source (38) of heating system (34) is configured to generate AC. Step-down transformer (42) is connected with said source (38). Inductor (36) is connected with step-down transformer (42) to receive AC and to induce eddy currents in part (32) to be welded for its heating ahead of moving welding arc or plasma cutter to homology temperature making at least 0.5. Said homology temperature is the relationship between material actual temperature and material fusion point, both being expressed in absolute units of temperature.

EFFECT: higher welding rate, increased penetration and higher mechanical properties and quality.

18 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: electricity.

SUBSTANCE: invention pertains to the field of electrical engineering and can be used in a switched welding source. The welding source includes a power conversion circuit designed to receive power from the primary supply source, one or more semiconductor switches to interrupt power from the primary supply source and to convert the interrupted power to output welding power, a digital controller with pulse-width modulation (PWM) with valve control circuit, which generates an output PWM signal controlling switching of one or more semiconductor switches. The output PWM signal includes an operating cycle corrected with consideration of one or more sources of errors in the welding system.

EFFECT: fast response to fast events occurring in welding arc with time interval less than 1ms.

14 cl, 12 dwg

FIELD: electricity.

SUBSTANCE: device comprises a rod-type transformer with half-windings at each rod, thyristors control unit, thyristors with pick-off diodes between which common connection points there is a commutating capacitor. The thyristors with pick-off diodes and the primary winding of the transformer are connected to clamps of the supply mains and the secondary winding is connected to the load clamps. A pulse transformer is coupled between the primary winding with the same electrodes of the thyristors and the centre tap of the primary winding of the rod-type transformer while its secondary windings are connected in opposition and shunted and through additional thyristors connected to the load clamps and the centre tap of the secondary winding of the rod-type transformer.

EFFECT: welding of metal structures and goods of different thickness during production of installation and repair operations in construction, in household use and other industries of the national economy.

2 dwg

FIELD: process engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to control over welding set 1 and to welding set. Proposed welding set comprises electrochemical storage 2, torch 7 for arcing 6 connected with device 4 of control over I/O device 5 for adjustment of welding current and power section for conversion of electrochemical storage power. Said control device 4 computes estimated magnitude of residuary welding time for arcing 6 depending of the capacity of said electrochemical storage 2 and steady-state welding current. Besides it comprises display 27 to indicate computed residuary welding time.

EFFECT: control device 4 corrects residuary welding time proceeding from actual welding current magnitudes.

13 cl, 5 dwg

FIELD: process engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to method and device for current source control 1 connected with hand-held working tool composed of torch 4. Current source parameters are with the help of control elements 3 of control and indication unit 2 at current source 1. Processing unit 9 built in current source 1 registers the torch displacement in space 6. Fast control over current source without taking off of protective clothes is allowed by activation of control function at current source. Then, displacement of torch 4 in space 6 is registered to set the torch position resultant from said displacement to control unit 2.

EFFECT: higher efficiency.

16 cl, 9 dwg

FIELD: process engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to power conversion, particularly, to power converter 2 for initiation of arc 6. At least one step-down transformer controlled switch 9 cuts in and out for power conversion. At least one switch 9 on input side is connected with power converter 2. Sync converter is used as said step-down transformer for initiation of arc 6 exploiting power accumulated by converter 2 and sustaining the arcing.

EFFECT: at lest one switch 9 of sync converter composed of power component 3 is connected on output side with unloading circuit 10 to make and break said switch 9 in controlled manner.

11 cl, 5 dwg

FIELD: process engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to welding in protective gases by consumable electrode, primarily, to circular welding of pipeline fixed joints. In welding, frequency filtration of arc voltage disturbances proportional to difference between current arc voltages and arc setting voltage for selected welding mode is performed to provide data on weld seam quality. Arc voltage automatic adjustment system is periodically switched off at frequency of 0.8-1.2 Hz and in 0.10-0.15 s interval current arc voltage difference and voltage setting magnitudes are compared with preset reference voltage magnitudes, its level corresponding to the least magnitude of arc voltage disturbance occurring at nonconsumable electrode working part erosion. In case reference voltage level reached or exceeds, welding is automatically switched off to replace nonconsumable electrode.

EFFECT: higher welding quality.

3 cl, 3 dwg

FIELD: welding apparatuses in different branches of industry, namely method for controlling welding current source with resonance circuit.

SUBSTANCE: method is used for controlling welding current source 2 with resonance circuit 27 by means of control device 4. Bridge circuit 28 provides power supply to user, namely to welding process, from power source 29. In order to control separate switching members 32 - 35 of bridge circuit 28, preliminarily set switching conditions are maintained. At standard mode device 4 controls bridge circuit 28 according to preset switching conditions following one after another. When change of resistance of user side is detected, device 4 realizes special operation mode at resonance frequency of resonance circuit 27, and bridge circuit is controlled according to switching conditions designed for special mode.

EFFECT: possibility for realizing outlet characteristics providing at comparatively small current value high outlet voltage for sustaining electric arc or for igniting it.

17 cl, 12 dwg

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