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 Fault tolerant physical layer solution for foundation fieldbus h1 networks or other networks in industrial process control and automation systems patent thumbnailnew patent Fault tolerant physical layer solution for foundation fieldbus h1 networks or other networks in industrial process control and automation systems
An apparatus includes at least one processing device configured to detect a cable fault that divides a network segment into first and second portions and that communicatively disconnects the second portion from the first portion. The apparatus also includes repeater configured to communicatively connect the second portion of the network segment to the first portion of the network segment such that one or more devices associated with the first portion maintain communication with one or more devices associated with the second portion.
Honeywell International Inc.


 Process control techniques for semiconductor manufacturing processes patent thumbnailnew patent Process control techniques for semiconductor manufacturing processes
Techniques for measuring and/or compensating for process variations in a semiconductor manufacturing processes. Machine learning algorithms are used on extensive sets of input data, including upstream data, to organize and pre-process the input data, and to correlate the input data to specific features of interest.
Stream Mosaic, Inc.


 Scanner with overrun alert for process control patent thumbnailnew patent Scanner with overrun alert for process control
A method of process control includes providing in a plant a process control system including a first and at least a second field device each associated with processing equipment. The field devices are communicably coupled to ≧1 host computer by a shared field communications channel that includes a scanner which includes a data store that which supports a queue that consumes scanner bandwidth and a processor having an associated memory which implements a scanner overrun alert (soa) algorithm stored therein.
Honeywell International Inc.


 System and  regulating cell culture based production of biologics patent thumbnailnew patent System and regulating cell culture based production of biologics
The disclosure is directed to a system and method for control of at least one bioreactor, other cell cultivation-related equipment, and systems containing any combination of these in a plant. For example, a plant-wide control system (pwcs) or a process control system (pcs) may be divided into three main components: hardware (including operating systems, such as a controller communicating with one or more servers of a network associated with the pwcs, (2) software (such as a control module) for performing control, and (3) one or more instrument control loops, which may be used by the software to maintain certain process values.
Lonza Limited


 Hydrogen reduction of metal sulphate solutions for decreased silicon in metal powder patent thumbnailnew patent Hydrogen reduction of metal sulphate solutions for decreased silicon in metal powder
Process to decrease silicon content of metal powder produced by hydrogen reduction from ammoniacal ammonium sulphate solutions containing metal ammine complexes, wherein metal (me) is ni, co, or cu. The process controls the precipitation of metal hydroxide, which is found to be an effective scavenger for silicon.
Sherritt International Corporation


 Distributed industrial performance monitoring and analytics patent thumbnailDistributed industrial performance monitoring and analytics
A technique is provided for providing early fault detection using process control data generated by control devices in a process plant. The technique determines a leading indicator of a condition within the process plant, such as a fault, abnormality, or decrease in performance.
Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.


 Distributed industrial performance monitoring and analytics platform patent thumbnailDistributed industrial performance monitoring and analytics platform
A system for monitoring and analyzing data in a distributed process control system is provided. The system includes a user interface having a set of user controls for selecting and configuring data blocks to create a data diagram representing a data model.
Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.


 Data analytic services for distributed industrial performance monitoring patent thumbnailData analytic services for distributed industrial performance monitoring
A data analytics service for performing data analytics functions within a distributed process control environment is provided. The service may provide a user interface for creating a first diagram, representing a data model.
Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.


 Distributed autonomous process interface systems based on data distribution service middleware patent thumbnailDistributed autonomous process interface systems based on data distribution service middleware
A collaborative automation platform includes a control server connected to a local area control network, and a plurality of distributed autonomous process interface systems. Each distributed autonomous process interface system is configured to receive measurement data from one or more field instruments and forward converted measurement data via an uplink to subscribers.
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals


 Methods and apparatus to design collaborative automation systems based on data distribution service middleware patent thumbnailMethods and apparatus to design collaborative automation systems based on data distribution service middleware
Methods and apparatus to design collaborative automation systems based on data distribution service middleware are described, which include a clustered automation platform having one or more control servers connected to a local area control network, and a plurality of self-contained process interface systems configured to receive electrical signals from one or more field instruments and forward resulting data via an uplink to a local area input/output network. The clustered automation platform also includes an input/output processing and inferential modeling server connected to the local area input/output network and configured to process input/output signals of the plurality of self-contained process interface systems.
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals


Distributed industrial performance monitoring and analytics

Distributed industrial process monitoring and analytics systems and methods are provided for operation within a process plant. A plurality of distributed data engines (ddes) may be embedded within the process plant to collect and store data generated by data sources, such as process controllers.
Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

Composite manufacturing with a multi-dimensional array of independently-controllable thermal zones

A system for manufacturing a composite structure includes a tool with a surface for supporting component elements of the composite structure. The surface is divided into a multi-dimensional array of thermal zones for in-process control of the temperature of a component element (e.g.
The Boeing Company

System component failure diagnosis

System component failure diagnosis is provided. In response to determining that a number of component failure cases corresponding to a complex system stored in a historical diagnosis database is less than a pre-defined threshold number of component failure cases, a system component failure root cause is predicted using a rule-based reasoning method.
International Business Machines Corporation

Method and negating effects of continuous introduction of risk factors in determining the health of a process control system

Negating effects of continuous introduction of risk in scoring the health of a process control system includes automatically and periodically assessing a risk for each of the process control systems, calibrating the center of a health score scale to the average risk assessments, and scoring the health of each process control system within the health score scale according to a nonlinear scale applied to the risk assessment. Introduction of a risk factor to a process control system increases the risk assessment, and elimination of a risk factor decreases the risk assessment.
Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

Multi-core device with separate redundancy schemes in a process control system

A multicore system controls devices in a process control system. A primary control processing device having a primary master core and a primary remote core is configured for controlling communications on a first network among a first plurality of devices.
Invensys Systems, Inc.

Apparatus to interface process automation and electrical automation systems

Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed for interfacing process controllers in a process automation system with one or more intelligent electrical devices of an electrical automation system to use process and electrical control space information to perform actions and make decisions regarding actions in a connected enterprise system to facilitate energy management goals as well as process control goals in view of electrical control space information and process control space information. Some embodiments include an enclosure for a motor control center unit, comprising: a dc power supply; an ethernet switch; a network gateway module; and a controller..
Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

System and automation of detection of stress patterns and equipment failures in hydrocarbon extraction and production

process control system and method using data-stream segmentation, segment modeling, and bayesian belief networks for analyzing sensor data are used to determine equipment events, such as equipment failure and equipment stress conditions, that may lead to equipment failure. Other systems and methods are disclosed..
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Process variable transmitter with self-learning loop diagnostics

A two-wire process variable transmitter for use in an industrial process includes a process variable sensor configured to sense a process variable of a process fluid of the industrial process. Output circuitry provides an output on a two-wire process control loop which is related to the sensed process variable.
Rosemount Inc.

Racing interleaved wagering system

An electronic gaming machine constructed to receive credits from a plurality of users is disclosed: the gaming machine comprises of an interactive controller allowing user interactivity through a displayed user interface and a process controller that generates and assigns random outcomes based on the consolidation of user interactions and the plurality of locations with which the plurality of users interacted with the user interface.. .
Gamblit Gaming, Llc

Temperature control device and process control apparatus including a temperature control device

A process control apparatus includes a housing, a process control device disposed in the housing, and a temperature control device operably coupled to the housing for regulating a temperature of an atmosphere internal to the housing. The temperature control device includes a vortex tube and a flow control valve.
Fisher Controls International Llc

System and additive manufacturing process control

A method of process control for an additive manufacturing system includes monitoring a spark plume created during manufacturing of an article, capturing at least one image of the spark plume, deriving image data from the at least one image, feeding the image data into a statistical process control module, and generating an alert if the image data exceeds pre-determined control limits. .
General Electric Company

Information processing system, data process control method, program, and recording medium

Disclosed is an information processing system including one or more computers. The information processing system includes a first acquisition part configured to acquire data that are stored from a terminal apparatus into a predetermined storage via a network from the predetermined storage via the network, a second acquisition part configured to acquire parameter information based on the acquired data, a selector configured to select a data process to be executed, and a process information generator configured to generate process information serving as information for executing the data process based on the acquired data, the acquired parameter information, and the selected data process..
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Service process control method and network device

A service process control method and a network device, where the method includes selecting, according to an execution policy of at least one service deployed on a network device, m data processors for processing a packet received by the network device, determining a processing sequence for the selected m data processors to process the packet, and invoking the selected m data processors to sequentially process, according to the processing sequence, the packet. An execution sequence for a data processor to process the packet is dynamically generated according to a policy set corresponding to the service, thereby reducing an unnecessary processing process and redundant information collection in a service execution procedure, improving service processing flexibility, and enhancing overall performance of the device..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Curating operational historian data for distribution via a communication network

Targeted distributing of reports containing historical process control information to particular user devices via a communications network. A curating service permits assigning a score to each report based on an interest level value of the historical process control information to a user associated with each user device and/or an urgency value of the historical process control information.
Invensys Systems, Inc.

Methods and apparatus to define stages for multi-variate batch control analytics

Methods and apparatus to define stages for multi-variate batch control analytics are disclosed. An example method includes determining, with the processor, a current stage in a current batch process based on a current value of a batch stage parameter.
Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

Securing a motor vehicle

A method for securing a motor vehicle against unauthorized removal from an avp parking facility includes steps of receiving, from the motor vehicle, information regarding a driving state of the motor vehicle, of determining that the motor vehicle is in transit in the area of the parking facility, of determining that the motor vehicle is traveling outside of a parking or retrieval process controlled independently of a driver, and of triggering an action.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Image handling apparatus, image processing system, image process controlling method, and image process controlling program product

An image handling apparatus is disclosed, including an operation panel, hardware resources, a transferring part, and an image generation controlling part. The transferring part transfers image handle information input at the input screen to an external apparatus.

Industrial automation packaged power solution for intelligent motor control and intelligent switchgear with energy management

Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed for interfacing process controllers in a process automation system with one or more intelligent electrical devices of an electrical automation system to use process and electrical control space information to perform actions and make decisions regarding actions in a connected enterprise system to facilitate energy management goals as well as process control goals in view of electrical control space information and process control space information.. .
Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

Skill confirmation interleaved wagering system

A skill confirmation interleaved wagering system is disclosed. The skill confirmation interleaved wagering system uses an interactive controller, a process controller and a wager server to authenticate skill level demonstrated by a user of the interactive application by generating simulated application telemetry data, comparing it to the application telemetry data, and then authorizing wagers based on the authentication..
Gamblit Gaming, Llc

Statistical process control and analytics for translation supply chain operational management

A method for translation supply chain analytics includes receiving operational variables of a translation process from a translation supply chain. The method further includes determining a cognitive leverage and a productivity factor for post editing of matches of a plurality of match types generated by the translation supply chain based at least in part on the operational variables from the translation supply chain.
International Business Machines Corporation

Methods and apparatus to use vibration data to determine a condition of a process control device

Methods and apparatus to use vibration data to determine a condition of a process control device are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a vibration monitoring circuit to: collect first vibration data associated with a process control device during calibration of the process control device; calculate an operating threshold of the process control device based on the first vibration data; collect usage information associated with the process control device, the usage information indicative of a remaining portion of useful life associated with the process control device; adjust the operating threshold based on the usage information, the adjusted operating threshold reflective of the remaining portion of useful life associated with the process control device; and determine a condition of the process control device if second vibration data associated with the process control device collected after the calibration exceeds the adjusted operating threshold..
Fisher Controls International Llc

Decentralized peripheral

A decentralized peripheral having process input and process output modules which, in a process control mode of operation, interact with field devices connected to these modules, and having an interface module in which a process image is stored, wherein in the process control mode of operation the process input modules write process input values for processing via an automation device connected to the decentralized peripheral into the process image, and the automation device writes process output values for processing via the process output modules into the process image such that as real a behavior as possible of this decentralized peripheral can be simulated.. .
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Intra-field process control for lithography

In some embodiments, the present application is directed to a method and system for process control of a lithography tool. The method transfers a reference pattern to exposure fields of a reference workpiece to form pairs of overlapping reference layers.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Process control for integrated hydrogen storage in fuel cell energy storage system

A process control system includes a storage chamber, a fuel cell in fluid communication with the storage chamber via a feed line, a suction dampening drum in fluid communication with the fuel cell via a product line, a compressor in fluid communication with the suction dampening drum and the storage chamber, a recycle line disposed between the feed line and the product line, and a pressure controller disposed in the recycle line. When the fuel cell is in an electrolysis mode, the pressure controller may be operated to maintain a minimum pressure level inside the drum..
The Boeing Company

Methods for detecting endpoint for through-silicon via reveal applications

Systems and methods for processing a semiconductor wafer includes a plasma processing chamber. The plasma processing chamber includes an exterior, an interior region with a wafer receiving mechanism and a viewport disposed on a sidewall of the plasma processing chamber providing visual access from the exterior to the wafer received on the wafer receiving mechanism.
Lam Research Corporation

Method and converting diagrams into application engineering elements

A method includes obtaining information defining a diagram that contains a diagram element graphically representing a component of an industrial process control and automation system. The method also includes generating a graph representing the diagram element by identifying reference points in the diagram element, identifying at least one direction of each of multiple lines in the diagram element, and forming the graph using the at least one direction of each line and the reference points.
Honeywell International Inc.

Viscometer and methods of use thereof

Disclosed herein is a method for viscosity measurement of non-newtonian fluid for in-line measurement and process control. The process involves mixing additives to a base fluid to form the non-newtonian fluid.
Schlumberger Canada Limited

Tool path generator with embedded process control commands for additive manufacturing

A tool path generator with embedded process control commands enables feed-forward process control for additive manufacturing.. .
Sandia Corporation

Process control alarm auditing

Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to audit process control alarms. An example disclosed method includes identifying components in the process control system that correspond to alarms to be audited.
Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

Gas-phase synthesis of wires

The present invention provides a method and a system for forming wires (1) that enables a large scale process combined with a high structural complexity and material quality comparable to wires formed using substrate-based synthesis. The wires (1) are grown from catalytic seed particles (2) suspended in a gas within a reactor.
Qunano Ab

Diagnostic method, id module and process control system

A diagnostic method of diagnosing a type of a field device, includes: setting a plurality of connection units included in an i/o module to be in a state of being capable of inputting or outputting a hybrid signal which is an analog signal having a digital signal superimposed thereon, the connection units being connected to the field device and capable of inputting the hybrid signal, outputting the hybrid signal, inputting a digital signal, and outputting a digital signal; and diagnosing the type of the field device which is connected to the connection units of the i/o module, based on the digital signal included in the hybrid signal obtained through the connection units.. .
Yokogawa Electric Corporation

Communications device with adaptive scanner for process control

A method of process control within a plant includes providing a first and second field device associated with processing equipment sensing a first and second process parameter respectively. The field devices are communicably coupled to a host computer by a communications path including a shared field communications channel portion (shared communications channel) that terminates at a communications device which includes a processor and memory that implements an adaptive scan period determination algorithm (adaptive scanner) which determines a first scan period for the first field device and a second scan period for the second field device each based on a parameter relevant to a data type of the process parameter or communications used.
Honeywell International Inc.

Data processing system

The present invention easily realizes synchronization between processor cores in a multicore system. A data processing system receiving a group of data of different kinds from the outside and performing data processes by kinds includes: a plurality of data process control units corresponding to the kinds of the data group and performing data processes on the data group of corresponding kinds; and a memory unit which can be accessed by the data process control units and has a first region storing a value indicating whether the data process by the data process control units can be executed or not.
Renesas Electronics Corporation

Computing device, process control method, and computer-readable recording medium

A computing device includes a plurality of registers that store therein information that is used by a process to execute processing. When a process which is executed is switched from a first process to a second process and when the second process does not plan to use a second register in the plurality of registers, the computing device saves information stored in a first register that is being used by the first process into the second register.
Fujitsu Limited

Dyeing process control conveyor drive rope-like fabric dyeing machine

Disclosed is a method for controlling a dyeing process of a conveyor drive rope-like dyeing machine, which uses the number of cycles of circulation of fabric in a dyeing bath as a control unit for controlling the dyeing process. In other words, the entire dyeing process, including the speed of adding chemicals, the speed of heating/cooling, the time interval of holding temperature, and the time interval of rinsing with water, and the likes of the dyeing process, is controlled with the number of cycles of circulation of fabric as the control unit for a computer or a programmable logic controller to control the dyeing process..

System for spraying the inside of can bodies

A system for spraying a coating such as lacquer on the internal surface of a can body (2) comprising vacuum chuck gears (42) for each vacuum chuck (16). The vacuum chucks hold the can body as it rotates about a main process turret (10) and to a spray station (32, 34).
Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.

Method of controlling etch-pattern density and device made using such method

A method of controlling an etch-pattern density of a polysilicon layer includes depositing polysilicon on a wafer. The method includes determining polysilicon-etch regions that include dmos source regions within circuit-device areas of the wafer.
Polar Semiconductor, Llc

Method for performing process fault tolerant control of an electronic device with aid of control signals, and associated apparatus and associated computer program product

A method for performing process fault tolerant control of an electronic device, and an associated apparatus and an associated computer program product are provided, where the method includes: using at least one driver in a kernel layer of an operating system (os) of the electronic device to perform detection to determine whether a specific process running on the electronic device will be influenced by an error of the electronic device; and when it is detected that the specific process running on the electronic device will be influenced by the error of the electronic device, using at least one control signal of the os to perform process control on the specific process and using a package manager service (pms) module of the os to trigger a rescue procedure. For example, the method may further include: when triggering the rescue procedure, preventing immediately triggering termination of the specific process..
Mediatek Inc.

High pressure rf-dc sputtering and methods to improve film uniformity and step-coverage of this process

Embodiments of the invention generally provide a processing chamber used to perform a physical vapor deposition (pvd) process and methods of depositing multi-compositional films. The processing chamber may include: an improved rf feed configuration to reduce any standing wave effects; an improved magnetron design to enhance rf plasma uniformity, deposited film composition and thickness uniformity; an improved substrate biasing configuration to improve process control; and an improved process kit design to improve rf field uniformity near the critical surfaces of the substrate.
Applied Materials, Inc.

Snapshot management architecture for process control operator training system lifecycle

A cloud-based operator training system includes a snapshot management architecture, which provides a hybrid system for generation of control system level scenarios and system-state snapshots, and which can improve the fidelity of a training simulation. By implementing the simulation system on a cloud platform, the system can generate a large and growing set of snapshot files representing various control states and corresponding process states.
Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

Adaptive pid control system for industrial turbines

The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes providing a process controller configured to perform a control algorithm based on at least one first control parameter, providing a parameter controller configured to perform a parameter adjustment algorithm, providing a turbine having an output sensor, providing to the process controller at least one first control parameter and a first input value, controlling the turbine based on the at least one first control parameter and the first input value, receiving a turbine response value provided by the turbine output sensor, determining at least one second control parameter based on the turbine response value and the parameter adjustment algorithm, providing, to the process controller from the parameter controller, the at least one second control parameter, and controlling the turbine based on the at the least one second control parameter and a second input value.. .
Woodward, Inc.

Automation facility and expanding the automation facility with at least one field device

An automation facility and method for expanding the automation facility with at least one field device, wherein expansion of the expansion of the automation facility with a further field device occurs in a simplified manner such that no disruptive influence on process control during the expansion occurs.. .

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus configured to convey a recording material having an unfixed image on a surface includes a fixing device configured to fix the unfixed image on the recording material and a control device configured to perform image forming process control of the image forming apparatus, the fixing device including: a heating member heated by a heating device and a pressure member that binds the recording material on the surface of which the unfixed image is formed, and while letting the recording material pass between the pressure member oneself and the heating member, fixes the unfixed image onto the recording material, the control device calculating integrated energy consumption per unit time based on power consumption of the heating device and time needed for a print mode, and performing control of changing the image forming process.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.



Process Control topics:
  • Process Control
  • Feedback Signal
  • Aqueous Solution
  • Wind Turbine
  • Implantation
  • Ion Implant
  • Workstations
  • Workstation
  • Internationalization
  • Dictionary
  • Executable
  • Validation
  • Scalability
  • Objective Function
  • Constraints


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