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George D Martens, Alexander B Smith, Thomas D Healy: Dual transducer connection by a single cable. Automation, Francis N Carten, August 6, 1985: US04532796 (8 worldwide citation)

A system for testing the fabrication of objects utilizes echo-sounding techniques. A transmit transducer and a receive transducer which provide a conversion between electric and sonic energies are acoustically coupled to the object under test. A single cable connects the transducers to a single proc ...


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Bijan Sayyarrodsari, Kadir Liano, Alexander B Smith: Secure models for model-based control and optimization. Rockwell Automation Technologies, Fletcher Yoder P C, March 22, 2016: US09292012 (2 worldwide citation)

In certain embodiments, a control/optimization system includes an instantiated model object stored in memory on a model server. The model object includes a model of a plant or process being controlled. The model object comprises an interface that precludes the transmission of proprietary information ...


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Bijan Sayyarrodsari, Kadir Liano, Alexander B Smith: Online integration of model-based optimization and model-less control. Rockwell Automation Technologies, Fletcher Yoder P C, March 22, 2016: US09292010

In certain embodiments, a control system includes a model-less controller configured to control operation of a plant or process. The control system also includes an automation controller operatively connected for access to a model of the plant or process being controlled by the model-less controller ...


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