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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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Peter Frost David, Paul Raymond Jackson: Methods and systems for booting a computer in a distributed computing system. The Foxboro Company, David Barron, Jules Jay Morris, Terrence Martin, September 7, 1999: US05948101 (112 worldwide citation)

A field mountable controller boots by transmitting a seed letterbug to a server. The server responds with an initial operating system and program. The program reads configuration information about the controller and transmits it back to the server which responds with a particular letterbug for the c ...


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Edwin A Bird: Method of making a plastic pipe adaptor. M & FC Holding Company, Terrence, Sean D Detweiler, Jules Jay Morris, October 17, 2000: US06131265 (100 worldwide citation)

A plastic pipe adaptor (10) includes a length of pipe (12) having a plastic pipe wall (14) with a substantially rigid pipe stiffener (32) disposed inside the pipe and a substantially rigid collar (34) disposed about the pipe exteriorly of the pipe wall (14), the collar having a recess (40) therein. ...


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Simon Korowitz, Harris D Kagan, Harold Lake: Distributed control system including a compact easily-extensible and serviceable field controller. The Foxboro Company, David Barron, David J Powsner, Jules Jay Morris, June 13, 2000: US06076124 (98 worldwide citation)

A field controller for use in a distributed control system including an area controller and at least one field controller. The field controller manages at least one controlled device in an industrial process operation. The field controller comprises a processor module segment through which it can co ...


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Ralph Edward La Chance, Richard Sardell, Donald Francis Landry, Helmut Waibel: Methods and systems for providing electronic documentation to users of industrial process control systems. The Foxboro Company, David Barron, Jules Jay Morris, Terrence Martin, June 29, 1999: US05918233 (96 worldwide citation)

In a process control system, a user selects a displayed object. The user then asks to be shown documents related to the selected object. A list of related documents is automatically displayed to the user who may then select a document for display. The association of documents with displayed process ...


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Edgar H Bristol, Peter D Hansen: Multivariable feedforward adaptive controller. The Foxboro Company, Terrence Martin, Jules Jay Morris, David Barron, July 30, 1996: US05541833 (84 worldwide citation)

Multivariable adaptive feedforward control may be accomplished by detecting the beginning and ending of a process control disturbance response, characterizing the measured inputs and process output during the disturbance by moments, which comprise time-weighted integrals performed on the process res ...


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Peter D Hansen, Paul C Badavas: Method and apparatus for controlling multivariable nonlinear processes. The Foxboro Company, Jules Jay Morris, Terrence Martin, David Barron, October 15, 1996: US05566065 (83 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for a robust process control system which utilizes a neural-network based multivariable inner-loop PD controller cascaded with decoupled outer-loop controllers with integral action, the combination providing a multivariable nonlinear PID and feedforward controller. The inner-l ...


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Peter D Hansen, Paul C Badavas: Multivariable nonlinear process controller. The Foxboro Company, Jules Jay Morris, Terrence Martin, David Barron, October 29, 1996: US05570282 (81 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for a robust process control system that utilizes a neural-network multivariable inner-loop PD controller cascaded with decoupled outer-loop controllers with integral action, the combination providing a multivariable nonlinear PID and feedforward controller. The inner-loop neu ...