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Donald S Pieronek, John J Hodorowski: Industrial controller with highly distributed processing. Allen Bradley Company, Keith M Baxter, John J Horn, H F Hamann, September 19, 1995: US05452201 (174 worldwide citation)

A highly distributed industrial control system employs a number of separate control modules communicating together on a shared communications medium. Each module emulates one or more basic electrical parts having electrical terminals, such as switches and relays, and transmits production messages in ...


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John Hodorowski: Method of programming industrial controllers with highly distributed processing. Allen Bradley Company, Keith M Baxter, John M Miller, John J Horn, June 25, 1996: US05530643 (169 worldwide citation)

A highly distributed industrial control system employs a number of separate control modules communicating together on a shared communications medium. Each module emulates one or more basic electrical parts having electrical terminals, such as switches and relays, and transmits production messages in ...


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Robert J Kretschmann: Mobile human/machine interface for use with industrial control systems for controlling the operation of process executed on spatially separate machines. Rockwell Technologies, Keith M Baxter, John J Horn, William R Walbrun, December 26, 2000: US06167464 (92 worldwide citation)

A mobile human machine interface for a monitoring operation of a spatially distributed control system in a factory or the like provides a location signal to a central processor holding the control program and relevant I/O data. Based on that location signal, the mobile HMI receives data relevant to ...


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Jonathan R Engdahl: Walk-through human/machine interface for industrial control. Rockwell Technologies, Keith M Baxter, Alexander M Gerasimow, William R Walbrun, August 28, 2001: US06282455 (91 worldwide citation)

A human/machine interface for designing, monitoring and troubleshooting complex industrial control systems uses the paradigm of the factory floor to organize machines, control program portions and data as virtual spatially linked objects that may be moved in three dimensions to be joined with other ...


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Gregory S Wilson, David E Halpert, Mark A Chaffee: Programmable motion controller with graphical programming aid. Allen Bradley Company, Keith M Baxter, John J Horn, H Fredrick Hamann, February 21, 1995: US05392207 (83 worldwide citation)

A programming aid for troubleshooting real-time motion control programs controlling servo motors employs a graphical control language in which functionally related groups of instructions are represented by icons displayed on a programming terminal and interconnected by sequence lines to indicate the ...


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Lawrence W Esker: Time synchronization system for industrial control network using global reference pulses. Rockwell Automation Technologies, Keith M Baxter, Alexander M Gerasimow, William R Walbrun, March 18, 2003: US06535926 (78 worldwide citation)

Local clocks used for coordinating events in an industrial control system may be synchronized using time messages transmitted on standard communication networks. A master industrial controller incorporates a time values in a time messages transmitted to the other controllers, the time value indicati ...


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Pavel TichĂ˝, Francisco P Maturana, Kenwood H Hall, Raymond J Staron, Petr hacek over, VladimĂ­r Ma hacek over: System and method for interfacing multi-agent system. Rockwell Automation Technologies, Keith M Baxter, R Scott Speroff, June 5, 2007: US07228187 (61 worldwide citation)

A system and method of interacting with a multi-agent distributed control system employing a plurality of controllers on which are programmed a plurality of agents in which the controllers are coupled by a network are disclosed. The method includes providing a computer program capable of operating a ...


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Gerald Wesley Davis, Michael L Gasperi: Process optimization using a neural network. Allen Bradley Company, Keith M Baxter, John M Miller, John J Horn, September 23, 1997: US05671335 (60 worldwide citation)

An input to a complex multi-input process, such as injection molding, is optimized to produce a target output from that process through the use of a neural network trained to that process. A trial input is forward-propagated through the neural network and the output of the network compared to the ta ...


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Stephen D Ryan, Randall A Havner, Kam P Yuen, Clifford J Whitehead, James F Toman: Automated programming system for industrial control using area-model. Rockwell Software, Keith M Baxter, Alexander M Gerasimow, William R Walbrun, November 5, 2002: US06477435 (59 worldwide citation)

A development tool for control programs for industrial controllers develops an area-model detailing equipment and phases of operation of the equipment of a controlled process. This area-model is used as a framework for integrating reusable program fragments together into a cohesive control program. ...


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Charles M Rischar, David R Rohn, David A Johnston, Raymond Husted: Multitasking industrial controller. Allen Bradley Company, Keith M Baxter, John M Miller, John J Horn, June 3, 1997: US05636124 (58 worldwide citation)

A multitasking industrial controller for real-time control of machinery and the like permits the use of both periodic and event driven tasks by establishing a hierarchy of both task types in the form of priorities that resolve conflicts between events of the same and different types. The unpredictab ...