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Steven Dardinski, Keith Eldridge, Robert Hall, Mark Johnson, Brian McKay, Paul Meskonis, Scott Volk: Process control configuration system with connection validation and configuration. Invensys Systems, David J Powsner, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 8, 2006: US07089530 (238 worldwide citation)

Connection objects or other such data structures facilitate establishing and configuring connections between objects that model components in a process control system. A first set of data structures (e.g. the object connection type structures) identify valid types for component-to-component pairings ...


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Keith Eldridge, Paul Meskonis, Robert Hall, Kenneth A Burke, Scott Volk, Mark Johnson, Brian Mackay, Steven Dardinski: Methods and apparatus for control configuration with versioning, security, composite blocks, edit selection, object swapping, formulaic values and other aspects. Invensys Systems, Nutter McClennen & Fish, David J Powsner, Charlton Shen, September 18, 2007: US07272815 (234 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for configuring process, environmental, industrial and other control systems generate and/or utilize models representing configurations of control systems and/or the systems controlled by them. Records of changes to the models or the configurations represented by them are maint ...


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Steven Dardinski, Keith Eldridge, Robert Hall, Mark Johnson, Brian MacKay, Paul Meskonis, Scott Volk: Methods and apparatus for controlling object appearance in a process control configuration system. Invensys Systems, David J Powsner, Nutter McClennen & Fish, June 22, 2004: US06754885 (196 worldwide citation)

The invention provides improved apparatus for configuring process, environmental, industrial and other control systems. Such apparatus employs “appearance” objects (or other data and/or programming constructs) defining the appearance of configurable system components in graphical editors or other vi ...


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Seyamak Keyghobad, William Baker, Richard Thibault: System and method of powering and communicating field ethernet device for an instrumentation and control using a single pair of powered ethernet wire. Invensys Systems, Fish & Richardson P C, October 28, 2003: US06640308 (183 worldwide citation)

A powered Ethernet connection is provided between two devices connected by an Ethernet connection that provides data communication between the devices. Electrical power is applied to the Ethernet connection at the first device, and extracted from the Ethernet connection at the second device. The ext ...


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Alexander Johnson: Methods and apparatus for control using control devices that provide a virtual machine environment and that communicate via an IP network. Invensys Systems, David J Powsner, Nutter McClennen & Fish, September 7, 2004: US06788980 (164 worldwide citation)

The invention provides improved methods and apparatus for control using field and control devices that provide a virtual machine environment and that communicate via an IP network. By way of non-limiting example, such field device can be an “intelligent” transmitter or actuator that includes a low p ...


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Robert M Resnick, James P McIntyre, Laurence G Leblanc, Timothy Sowell, Pankaj H Mody: Customizable system for creating supervisory process control and manufacturing information applications. InVensys Systems, Leydig Voit & Mayer, August 1, 2006: US07086009 (150 worldwide citation)

An extensible base process control and manufacturing information application development and execution software suite is disclosed that facilitates streamlined third party (e.g., OEM) development of derivative applications for particular vertical markets. The suite includes an object design toolkit ...


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Steven Dardinski, Keith Eldridge, Robert Hall, Mark Johnson, Brian McKay, Paul Meskonis, Scott Volk: Process control configuration system with parameterized objects. Invensys Systems, David J Powsner, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 22, 2006: US07096465 (135 worldwide citation)

A process control system is configured via manipulation of objects that model system components, e.g., sensors, blocks, control processors, historians, workstations, etc. Individual objects include parameters that characterize the underlying components and/or the behavior of the objects themselves. ...


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Manus P Henry, David W Clarke, James H Vignos: Digital flowmeter. Invensys Systems, Fish & Richardson P C, October 30, 2001: US06311136 (95 worldwide citation)

A digital flowmeter includes a vibratable conduit, a driver connected to the conduit and operable to impart motion to the conduit, and a sensor connected to the conduit and operable to sense the motion of the conduit. A control and measurement system is connected between the driver and the sensor. T ...


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Manus P Henry, Maria Jesus de la Fuente: Correcting for two-phase flow in a digital flowmeter. Invensys Systems, Fish & Richardson P C, January 14, 2003: US06505519 (92 worldwide citation)

A flowmeter is disclosed. The flowmeter includes a vibratable conduit, and a driver connected to the conduit that is operable to impart motion to the conduit. A sensor is connected to the conduit and is operable to sense the motion of the conduit and generate a sensor signal. A controller is connect ...


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Hendrik Johannes Victor, Mikhail Avergun, Llewellyn John Knox Davies: Method and system for collecting and retrieving time-series, real-time and non-real-time data. Invensys Systems, Leydig Voit & Mayer, November 18, 2003: US06651030 (85 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a data collection and retrieval system that puts data produced by real-time and non-real-time data sources into parallel “streams” or data files. Real-time data points are stored with time stamps in data files and non-real-time data points with time stamps are stored in other data files ...