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Taylor David William, Maxwell Ross Keith: Preventionof multiple use of limited use devices. Taylor David William, Maxwell Ross Keith, October 13, 1999: GB2336214-A (446 worldwide citation)

A single or limited use device such as used for medical or laboratory or other applications which is connected to equipment contains an element whose characteristic may be changed by the equipment when the device is used. The equipment is capable of recognising that a change has occurred to the elem ...


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Barry Lionel Stuart, Cogan Michael Eugene: Aircraft health and usage monitoring systems.. Bristow Helicopters, January 9, 1991: EP0407179-A1 (85 worldwide citation)

The disclosure relates to an aircraft health and usage monitoring system comprising a computer system (D.A.P.U.) for processing data relating to both flight profiles and selected indicators (SENSORS) of health and usage of an aircraft and means to monitor the flight profile and the selected indicato ...


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Chan Shun Shing, Cesar Christian Lenz, Cofino Thomas Anthony, Goldman Kenneth Alan, Greene Sharon L, Heinrich Harley Kent, Mcauliffe Kevin Patrick: System and method for radio frequency tag group select. Ibm, March 20, 1996: EP0702323-A2 (59 worldwide citation)

A system and method is disclosed for selecting certain subgroups of radio frequency (RF) tags for querying, communicating, and/or identifying by a base station. The base station sends commands to a group tags within a RF field of the base station. The tags use control logic to determine whether or n ...


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Ashby Malcolm John, Adibhatla Sridhar: Methods and apparatus for model-based diagnostics. Gen Electric, May 30, 2001: EP1103926-A2 (52 worldwide citation)

Systems (100) and methods for performing module-based diagnostics are described. In an exemplary embodiment, sensor values (12) from an actual engine plant are input to an engine component quality estimator (14) which generates performance estimates of major rotating components. Estimated performanc ...


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Arcella Frank Gerald, Schreurs Jan Jozef, Bednar Fred Harold, Forker James Moore: Online valve diagnostic monitoring system.. Westinghouse Electric, May 10, 1989: EP0315391-A2 (43 worldwide citation)

An online valve monitoring system to monitor valve operation and sense the wear senses operational characteristics of a valve and provides a diagnosis of aberrations in the characteristics. Sensors (24,31,34,32,36), coupled to a valve (20), supply sensor signals to a data acquisition system (40,42) ...


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Howell John Stinson, Hartung Robert Leonard: A multifunction meter for use in an aircraft.. Howell Instruments, October 12, 1988: EP0286120-A2 (43 worldwide citation)

An indicator monitor (114) which performs a plurality of functions. Both engine exhaust gas temperature (134) and engine rpm (116) are monitored. Based on the engine rpm, it is determined (338) whether the engine is in starting or operating condition. Different parameters and different values are us ...


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Monitoring the operation of an industrial installation. June 17, 1981: GB2064818-A (41 worldwide citation)

Operating parameters of at least some of the elements in the industrial installation, or the parameters of a product produced by the installation, are stored in a memory device. During operation of the installation, information is received by a computer from the installation and is compared with the ...


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Beller Laurence S: Inspection and analysis system. Rockwell International Corporation, Humphries L Lee, Kolin Henry, December 24, 1974: US3857052 (40 worldwide citation)

An inspection system comprising a sensor for performing an inspection operation; positioning means operable to position the snesor with respect to a vessel to be inspected; an analog-to-digital converter connected to convert the signals from said sensor to digital signals; memory means connected to ...


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Reis Katharina Maria: Coin sorting and counting machines. November 13, 1973: US3771538 (40 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for sorting coins of different sizes, comprising means for delivering a supply of coins of different sizes, centrifugal separating means for arranging said differently sized coins in single file, a circular sorting chamber, having a plurality of successively sized holes corresponding to th ...


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Urban Louis A: Gas turbine engine analyzer. United Aircraft Corporation, May 1, 1973: US3731070 (36 worldwide citation)

The relative health of a gas turbine engine is analyzed and the particular faults are automatically determined by sensing monitored parameters of the gas path of gas turbine engine and electronically computing them into thermodynamically independent variables and comparing the rate of change of this ...