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Thomas A Spoto, Hiroshi Higashide, James S Rankin II: Method and system for processing and presenting on-line, multimedia information in a tree structure. Ford Motor Company, Joseph W Malleck, Roger L May, July 23, 1996: US05539869 (171 worldwide citation)

Method and system are provided for processing and presenting on-line, multimedia information such as diagnostic information for a machine tool. The system uses multimedia information tools (i.e. graphics, documentation, drawings, photographs, full motion video with audio, PLC ladder, etc.) and techn ...


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Suresh M Mangrulkar, Thomas A Spoto, James S Rankin II: Method and system for real-time statistical process monitoring. Ford Motor Company, Roger L May, Joseph W Malleck, May 17, 1994: US05311759 (18 worldwide citation)

Method and system for monitoring the operation of a stamping press preferably for forming automobile parts, such as fenders and quarter panels, based on a plurality of features extracted from a press signature. The method includes defining the plurality of features, each feature representing a param ...


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James S Rankin II, Elaine C Beckwith: Disposable vent lines with reusable monitors for fabricating molded workpiece. Ford Motor Company, Roger L May, Joseph W Malleck, August 24, 1993: US05238381 (1 worldwide citation)

A molded workpiece is formed using a mold having an inner cavity, an injection port which communicates with the inner cavity for permitting molding material to be injected into the inner cavity, and at least one disposable vent line. The vent line has sidewalls which are substantially transparent to ...