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Malcolm C Beaverstock, Peter G Martin: Performance control apparatus and method in a processing plant. The Foxboro Company, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, July 28, 1992: US05134574 (231 worldwide citation)

Processing plant control apparatus provides real-time indications of performance of plant operations with respect to curent state of process means. The real-time indications enable operations personnel to timely adjust process means to improve current performance of plant operations. Sensors coupled ...


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Peter D Hansen, Paul C Badavas: Method and apparatus for providing multivariable nonlinear control. The Foxboro Company, Jules Jay Morris, David Barron, Terrence Martin, December 30, 1997: US05704011 (174 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for training and optimizing a neural network for use in controlling multivariable nonlinear processes. The neural network can be used as a controller generating manipulated variables for directly controlling the process or as part of a controller structure generating predicted ...


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Nitin J Shah: Local area network with fault detection and recovery. The Foxboro Company, Jules Jay Morris, Mary Lou Wakimura, Steven M Mills, February 14, 1995: US05390326 (164 worldwide citation)

A local area network having fault detection and recovery and a method for detecting and recovering from faults in a local area network are disclosed. The network has modules interconnected by a token bus implemented by a pair of redundant cable systems. All of the modules are agent modules and one o ...


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Daniel Joseph Anderson: Methods and systems for interfacing with an interface powered I/O device. The Foxboro Company, David Barron, Jules Jay Morris, Terrence Martin, June 1, 1999: US05909586 (149 worldwide citation)

An I/O device powered by its computer interface is interfaced to a computer through a PC Card. A dongle is included with a cable assembly between the PC Card and the I/O device. Power for the I/O device is supplied thereto by an external power supply connected to the dongle. Using a power status inp ...


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Michael Hirst, Douglas MacDougall: Network fault detection and recovery. The Foxboro Company, Leydig Voit & Mayer, June 17, 2003: US06581166 (149 worldwide citation)

A method of fault detection and recovery utilizes dual independent networks to provide fault-tolerance. These networks, a primary and alternate network, are utilized such that communications for a particular computer take place via that computer's preferred network by default. Faults are detect ...


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Manus P Henry, Wade M Mattar, David W Clarke, Janice Yang: Self-validating sensors. The Foxboro Company, Fish & Richardson P C, October 29, 1996: US05570300 (146 worldwide citation)

A sensor for provides a measurement and information about the validity of the measurement. The sensor includes a transducer for generating a data signal related to the value of a variable and a transmitter for receiving the data signal and generating output signals. The transmitter generates a first ...


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Harold Lake, David P Prentice, John Greenup, Charles Piper, Simon Korowitz: Industrial field controlling device with controller and expansion modules. The Foxboro Company, Fish & Richardson P C, December 28, 1999: US06008985 (142 worldwide citation)

An industrial computing device includes a field mountable primary housing having a removable side cover to facilitate expansion. Within the primary housing there is a head board having a processor on one side. On the opposite side, there is an expansion connector adapted to receive an expansion boar ...


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Michael A Marks: Shared shopping basket management system. The Foxboro Company, Sampson & Assoc, David Barron, April 5, 2005: US06876977 (133 worldwide citation)

A computer implemented method is provided for conducting business-to-business electronic commerce over the Internet. The method includes the step of providing a website that enables electronic communication with users, and including on the website an electronic shopping basket which is selectively a ...


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Kinner Hans Dieter: Laminar stream cross-flow fluid diffusion logic gate. The Foxboro Company, March 16, 1971: US3570515 (127 worldwide citation)

A fluid logic gate wherein two laminar streams are intersected in a diffusion area, with a control jet applicable to each of the laminar streams upstream of the intersection, with an output from the diffusion area in alignment with each of the streams, on the logic basis of zero output when the cont ...


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Peter D Hansen: Self-tuning controller that extracts process model characteristics. The Foxboro Company, Lahive & Cockfield, February 28, 1995: US05394322 (124 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for process control that extracts information from a process for developing a model of the process that is used to design system control. The apparatus includes means for selecting a process model form that has two or more selectable parameters. The apparatus also includes me ...