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Process Control-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Secure approach for providing combined environment for owners/operators and multiple third parties to cooperatively ...
Honeywell International Inc.
December 07, 2017 - N°20170351856

A method includes creating, in a secure platform, multiple securely-partitioned system sandboxes under control of at least one user associated with an industrial process control and automation system. Different system sandboxes are associated with different third parties who are not owners or operators of the industrial process control and automation system. The method also includes receiving content from the third ...
Method for operating a redundant automation system
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
December 07, 2017 - N°20170351252

A method for operating a redundant automation system having a plurality of subsystems, wherein one subsystem of the plurality of subsystems operates as a master and assumes process control and the other subsystem operates as a reserve during redundant operation, where measures are provided by which the availability of the redundant automation system is increased, and where regardless of whether ...
In-process monitoring, automated decision-making, and process control for composite manufacturing using part-referenced ply-by-ply infrared thermography ...
The Boeing Company
December 07, 2017 - N°20170350764

Method and apparatus for detecting defects in a composite is provided. After a ply of material for a workpiece is positioned, thermal energy is applied to a top surface of the ply of material, and a digital thermographic camera captures images of the top surface. A computer processor determines heat characteristics of the top surface to identify regions of the ...
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Visual feedback for process control in rtp chambers
Applied Materials, Inc.
November 30, 2017 - N°20170345693

Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to methods and apparatus for visual lamp failure detection in a processing chamber, such as an rtp chamber. Visual feedback is facilitated through the use of a wide-angle lens positioned to view lamps within the process chamber. The wide-angle lens is positioned within a probe and secured using a spring in order to ...
Localized process control using a plasma system
Tokyo Electron Limited
November 30, 2017 - N°20170345626

Plasma processing conditions may be changed for localized regions of a substrate. A reactive gas may be maintained in a localized region of a substrate while other regions of the substrate are not exposed to the reactive gas. Thus, plasma conditions may be generated at specific regions of the substrate. A multi-zoned gas injection system may be utilized to direct ...
Non-sequential frame insertion interleaved wagering system
Gamblit Gaming, Llc
November 30, 2017 - N°20170345258

A non-sequential frame insertion interleaved wagering system including an interactive processing device to provide an interactive application; communicate application telemetry data; incorporate application resource data into the interactive application; a wager controller to: determine a wager outcome; and communicate wager data; and the process controller operatively connecting the interactive processing device and the wager controller, and constructed to: generate non-sequential ...
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Methods and apparatus to implement communications via a remote terminal unit
Bristol, Inc. D/b/a Remote Automation Solutions
November 30, 2017 - N°20170344445

Methods and apparatus to implement communications via a remote terminal unit are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a first central processing unit module to be in communication with a host of a process control system. The example apparatus also includes a first rack including a backplane and a plurality of slots. The plurality of slots includes a master slot to ...
Choice and optional exchange combined proposition wagering system
Gamblit Gaming, Llc
November 23, 2017 - N°20170337773

A choice and optional exchange combined proposition wagering system includes an interactive controller that receives a set of prizes from a process controller, generates a player presentation based on the set of prizes, detects player interactions using the player presentation, removes some prizes based on the player interactions, displays an offer based on the remaining prizes, and communicates the outcome ...
Replacing data structures for process control
Oracle International Corporation
November 23, 2017 - N°20170336972

A method of replacing information governing transactions between computer systems may include storing a first data structure comprising first information that governs an active process of transactions between the computer systems, and cloning the first data structure to generate a second data structure. The method may also include receiving changes to the second information. The method may additionally include processing ...
Liquefaction method and system
Air Products And Chemicals, Inc.
November 23, 2017 - N°20170336136

A system and method for liquefaction of a natural gas stream utilizing a plurality of asymmetric parallel pre-cooling circuits. The use of asymmetric parallel cooling circuits allows for greater control over each refrigerant stream during the cooling process and simplifies process control by dedicating heat exchangers to performing similar duties.
A control method of a double-drum washing machine
Qingdao Haier Drum Washing Machine Co., Ltd.
November 23, 2017 - N°20170335500

A double-drum washing machine has a first washing drum and a second washing drum. A control method comprises water intake and drainage control and high-power process control, wherein the water intake and drainage control comprises water intake control and water drainage control; the first washing drum judges whether to reuse drained water of the second washing drum before executing a ...
Apparatus and method for controlled application of reactive vapors to produce thin films and coatings
Spts Technologies Ltd.
November 23, 2017 - N°20170335455

An apparatus for vapor deposition of thin film coatings, including: a process controller; a plurality of precursor containers into which a plurality of coating precursors, each in the form of a liquid or a solid, are respectively placed; a plurality of precursor vapor reservoirs, each in communication with a respective one of said precursor containers; a plurality of in-line devices ...
Multi-protocol field device in process control systems
Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.
November 16, 2017 - N°20170331929

A field device includes components to communicate with a control and/or asset management system of a process control system or with other field devices using any of several different communication protocols such as several different internet protocol (ip) protocols. This architecture allows for a single version of a field device to be provided in automation or plant control systems ...
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Variable skill objective wagering system
Gamblit Gaming, Llc
November 16, 2017 - N°20170330421

A variable skill objective wagering system is disclosed. The variable skill objective wagering system includes an interactive controller that receives a skill proposition for a skill-based game from a process controller, generates a player presentation based on the skill proposition, detects player interactions of a player with the player presentation, determines a skill outcome based on the player interactions and ...
Method and system for efficient dynamic alarm construction
General Electric Company
November 16, 2017 - N°20170329322

Described herein are systems and methods of dynamically displaying a network of alarms. This can comprise establishing a first hierarchy of a plurality of alarms in configuration an alarm server, the plurality of alarms comprising the network of alarms; receiving a state of the alarms over a network, wherein the state of the alarms are received from one or more ...
Integrated monitoring control apparatus, integrated monitoring control system, and monitoring control apparatus
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
November 16, 2017 - N°20170329320

An integrated monitoring control apparatus includes a process to indicate a correspondence between a classification id included in status information indicating status of the monitoring control device or status of an equipment subject to monitoring by the monitoring control device and a process performed on the status information, a receiver to receive the status information transmitted from the monitoring control ...
Electrical process control sensor assemblies
Longvale Limited
November 16, 2017 - N°20170328748

An electrical process control sensor assembly 10 for sensing a process or machine parameter, the assembly 10 including a sensor body 12 and a head 14, the body 12 defining a body interior 20. The assembly includes a sensing device 22 at least partially located in the body interior 20. The head 14 defines a head interior 24 which communicates with the body interior 20. The assembly 10 includes a connector arrangement 26 ...
Effort modulation for process control of friction stir operations
Brigham Young University (byu)
November 16, 2017 - N°20170326679

A system and method for making adjustments to output effort from a spindle driver using a multi-stage nested control loop of an active controller to provide constant power to a friction stir zone during a friction stir operation. Providing constant power facilitates temperature control within the friction stir zone and thereby improves the result of the operation
Method and apparatus for optimizing process control systems
Yokogawa Electric Corporation
November 09, 2017 - N°20170322536

The invention provides methods, systems and computer programs for optimizing standard operating procedure for a control system. The invention comprises (i) recording a sequence of control system operator actions, (ii) identifying a control system process corresponding to the recorded sequence of control system operator actions, (iii) retrieving a standard operating procedure associated with the identified control system process, (iv) determining ...
Application specific field device for process control system
Invensys Systems, Inc.
November 09, 2017 - N°20170322531

A field device for use in a process control system having embedded firmware stored in a a nonvolatile memory. The firmware includes computer-executable instructions for performing fixed behaviors and/or standard measurements as well as a runtime interpreter. The interpreter executes application specific code downloaded to the field device. When executed, the application specific code performs custom field device functions.
Sampling and analysis system and method for use in exploration drilling
Deep Exploration Technologies Crc Limited
November 09, 2017 - N°20170321546

A sampling and analysis system, and related method, for use in exploration drilling, particularly diamond drilling. The system includes a number of sub-systems, including a capturing sub-system, a sample recovery and splitting sub-system, a sample preparation/drying sub-system, a sample handling and sensor sub-system, a data collection and management sub-system, an automated data analysis and interpretation sub-system, and a control ...
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