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Denise A Yourick: Video merchandising system with variable and adoptive product sequence presentation order. Westinghouse Electric, D C Abeles, October 4, 1988: US04775935 (556 worldwide citation)

A multimode video merchandiser system utilizes two levels of inductive learning to derive rules for selecting the sequence in which images of products stored on a videodisc are presented on a video monitor to a user. The first level of inductive learning generates rules from market survey based, con ...


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William W Ramage: Method and apparatus for generating variably scaled displays. Westinghouse Electric, D C Abeles, December 6, 1988: US04790028 (293 worldwide citation)

Portions of an image generated on an electronic display device are magnified for closer examination while other areas are compressed so that no material is lost from the total viewing area. To achieve this, the image is divided into segments with some assigned scaling functions having values greater ...


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William J Leech, Thomas N Dean: Automated rule based process control method with feedback and apparatus therefor. Westinghouse Electric, D C Abeles, June 28, 1988: US04754410 (111 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a rule based process control system which automatically learns how to control a process by inducing control rules from the process as it changes. During process operation data samples from the process are collected which include the controllable variables in the proces ...


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David D Woods, William C Elm, Melvin H Lipner, George E Butterworth III, James R Easter: Alarm management system. Westinghouse Electric, D C Abeles, March 28, 1989: US04816208 (108 worldwide citation)

A hybrid parallel/serial alarm management system in which sensor signals are intelligently processed to produce abnormality indication signals. The abnormality indication signals are divided into groups defined by functions of the system being monitored and are used to generate abnormality messages ...


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Albert J Impink Jr, Melvin H Lipner, Roger A Mundy: On line interactive monitoring of the execution of process operating procedures. Westinghouse Electric, D C Abeles, February 7, 1989: US04803039 (68 worldwide citation)

The operator of a complex process facility is aided in executing step by step procedures by a computer based system which incorporates monitored plant data and interactive plant operator responses to prompts to progress step by step through selected procedures. At each procedure step the plant statu ...


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Lawrence E Conway, Terry L Schulz: Passive safety system for a pressurized water nuclear reactor. Westinghouse Electric, D C Abeles, June 28, 1988: US04753771 (58 worldwide citation)

A passive safety system for a nuclear reactor is comprised of a first subsystem for circulating water solely by natural convection from a first branch to a second branch of a reactor coolant circuit with the circumvention of a steam generator for removing decay heat from the reactor coolant circuit ...


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Melvin H Lipner, Roger A Mundy, Victor N K Impink: Machine assisted execution of process operating procedures. Westinghouse Electric, D C Abeles, March 21, 1989: US04815014 (58 worldwide citation)

A computer based system aids an operator in proceeding step-by-step through procedures for a complex process facility. At each step, monitored plant parameter values are used to evaluate relevant plant status and recommend action to be taken. The status and recommended action are presented to the op ...


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Sam S Palusamy, John C Schmertz, Dali Li, John N Chirigos, Charles B Bond, Chuang Y Yang: Cycle monitoring method and apparatus. Westinghouse Electric, D C Abeles, March 13, 1990: US04908775 (49 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a cycle monitoring system and method that acquires, logs and analyzes analog and/or digital signals from component sensors in a process control plant such as a nuclear power plant. The system continuously monitors the sensors and records steady-state and transient phenomena. ...


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Robert F Barry, Samuel Kang: Object locating system. Westinghouse Electric, D C Abeles, December 13, 1988: US04791482 (48 worldwide citation)

The invention projects a known geometry light source onto the surface of an object. A camera with a known distance and angular orientation with respect to the light source is used to capture the light source image on the object. The normal to the surface of the object is determined from the known si ...


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David F Ciliberti, Thomas E Lippert: Filter unit for use at high temperatures. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, D C Abeles, April 5, 1988: US04735638 (39 worldwide citation)

A filtering unit for filtering particulates from high temperature gases uses a spiral ceramic spring to bias a ceramic, tubular filter element into sealing contact with a flange about an aperture of a metallic tube sheet. The ceramic spiral spring may contact the upper edge of the filter element and ...