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Christian T Kemper, Robert L Osborne, James C Bellows: Diagnostic system and method. Westinghouse Electric, D Schron, May 14, 1985: US04517468 (171 worldwide citation)

A diagnostic system wherein a central diagnostic center receives sensor data relative to the operating condition of a plurality of remote plants. Each plant records just certain sensor signals and transmits them at respective prescheduled transmisssion times. If certain activation limits are exceede ...


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Christian T Kemper, Simon Lowenfeld, Mark S Fox: Rule based diagnostic system with dynamic alteration capability. Westinghouse Electric, D Schron, February 10, 1987: US04642782 (167 worldwide citation)

Sensor based diagnostic apparatus for performing on-line realtime monitoring of an industrial or other operating system. The diagnostic apparatus has a rule network for propagation of belief leading to one or more possible malfunctions of equipment in the operating system. The propagation of belief ...


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Christian T Kemper, James C Bellows, Pamela J Kleinosky: Diagnostic apparatus. Westinghouse Electric, D Schron, February 17, 1987: US04644479 (145 worldwide citation)

Diagnostic apparatus utilized to monitor a steam turbine-generator power plant. A plurality of sensors around the plant provide data to the diagnostic apparatus which utilizes a digital computer to come to some conclusion relative to actual or impending malfunctions in the plant components. The comp ...


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James C Bellows, Robert L Osborne, Avelino J Gonzalez, Christian T Kemper: Automated system to prioritize repair of plant equipment. Westinghouse Electric, July 21, 1992: US05132920 (52 worldwide citation)

The system of the present invention uses the importance of a piece of malfunctioning equipment, the severity and the confidence level in a diagnosis to determine repair priority of the equipment by obtaining the product (46) of the confidence level (CF), importance (IMP) and severity (SEV). The thes ...