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9031681 System and method for controlling the operations of a manufacturing facility  
A system and a method for controlling the operations of a manufacturing facility with production resources that execute a production process and a manufacturing execution system with a production...
9026409 Systems, methods, and software for automated design and manufacturing of HVAC control panels  
The present inventors devised, among other things, systems, methods, and software that radically simplify and reduce the time necessary to specify, design, manufacture, and document control panels...
9020624 Method and system for managing results of an analysis process on objects handled along a technical process line  
A system manages results of an analysis process on objects handled along a technical process line. The system contains measures for defining workflow steps of the technical process line and...
9007644 Method, apparatus, and computer product for managing image formation resources  
Common portions of applications are extracted as common system service. A platform is formed by the common system service and a general purpose OS. A printer application, a copy application, and...
8996152 Operating system aware hardware mutex  
Hardware resource sharing for a computerized system running software tasks. A mutex controller is associated with the hardware resource. Lock and unlock indicators are settable by a software task...
8989879 System and method for a demand driven lean production control system  
A system is disclosed providing visualization of a production control framework. The system includes a database storing production control data associated with one or more entities and a...
8983644 Manufacturing execution system with virtual-metrology capabilities and manufacturing system including the same  
A manufacturing execution system (MES) with virtual-metrology capabilities and a manufacturing system including the MES are provided. The MES is built on a middleware architecture (such as an...
8972029 Methods and systems for controlling a semiconductor fabrication process  
Software for controlling processes in a heterogeneous semiconductor manufacturing environment may include a wafer-centric database, a real-time scheduler using a neural network, and a graphical...
8972036 Method of controlling substrate processing apparatus, maintenance method of substrate processing apparatus and transfer method performed in substrate processing apparatus  
Only a wafer for QC check may be transferred and a production wafer may prevent from being transferred into an assigned process chamber whose QC check is not completed after a maintenance task,...
8965539 System and method for a demand driven lean production control system  
A system and method is disclosed providing visualization of a production control framework. The system includes a storage medium stored therein one or more user interfaces providing a visual...
8965548 System and method of solving supply chain campaign planning problems involving major and minor setups  
A system including a computer solves supply chain campaign planning problems involving major and minor setups. The computer is configured to execute a major campaign for two or more of a plurality...
8965549 Continuous production planning using a transition matrix  
A method for continuous production planning includes identifying a forbidden transition associated with production of first and second end products. The forbidden transition indicates that a...
8942839 User interface including scheduling hint and material sufficiency indicator for production planning  
The description refers to a method, computer program product, and computer system for displaying a chart for production planning. The chart includes a timeline, a material area associated with...
8938693 Systems and methods for managing instantiation of interface objects  
A system and method are described for managing instantiation of interface elements in a rich Internet application (RIA) that includes systematically creating a tree of descriptive nodes that...
8909359 Process control systems and methods having learning features  
A system for operating a process includes a processing circuit that uses a self-optimizing control strategy to learn a steady-state relationship between an input and an output. The processing...
8874252 Comprehensive analysis of queue times in microelectronic manufacturing  
A system for determining a group of semiconductor manufacturing process steps with a similar influence on individual semiconductor products. The system generates a first table including time...
8868225 Server for integrated pharmaceutical analysis and report generation service, method of integrated pharmaceutical manufacturing and research and development numerical analysis, and computer readable recording medium  
A web-based tool (as a server) for integrated pharmaceutical analysis and report generation service is provided in the present invention. The server can be used for numerical analysis and report...
8862261 Method and system for cutting-stock optimization across schedules and batches  
A method and system for optimizing cutting of various materials. In some embodiments, an algorithm optimizes cutting by grouping items to be cut, wherein a plurality of cutting-stock pieces are...
8859046 Substrate processing apparatus, control method adopted in substrate processing apparatus and program  
A substrate processing apparatus according to the present invention comprises a plurality of processing chambers, discharge systems each provided in conjunction with one of the processing chambers...
8819103 Communication in a distributed system  
Controllers communicate commands in terms of goals and constraints. A goal is an objective. A constraint is information regarding how the goal is to be achieved. For example, a constraint may...
8798779 Multi-dimensional resource optimization in the manufacture of substantially two-dimensional elements  
The present invention enables the efficient use of resources in the manufacture of substantially two-dimensional elements through multi-dimensional resource optimization subject to rules and...
8798778 Method and system for synchronizing chamber down times by controlling transport sequencing in a process tool  
A cluster tool may be operated on the basis of an enhanced sequencing regime in which the supply of substrates is controlled such that a planned time of maintenance is reached for two or more...
8793106 Continuous prediction of expected chip performance throughout the production lifecycle  
A system, method and computer program product for predicting at least one feature of at least one product being manufactured. The system receives, from at least one sensor installed in equipment...
8788068 Modeling tool for planning the operation of refineries  
A modeling tool for determining the operation of a production facility. A variety of different activities can be modeled, including (a) feed material selection, including quantity and timing, (b)...
8789052 System and method for controlling processor usage according to user input  
A system and method for controlling processor usage according to user related tasks is provided. For periodic tasks, by increasing the period at which the task runs, the average processor usage...
8788082 Method and a system for executing a scheduled production process  
A method and a system execute a scheduled production process having an execution duration within a production schedule executed by a manufacturing execution system. The method includes defining...
8760700 Method, apparatus, and computer product for managing image formation resources  
Common portions of applications are extracted as common system service. A platform is formed by the common system service and a general purpose OS. A printer application, a copy application, and...
8760683 Techniques for scheduling and guaranteeing print jobs  
Techniques for scheduling and guaranteeing print jobs are presented. Print jobs are scheduled to process on a selected printer at user-defined dates and times. A print queue for the selected...
8744607 Method and apparatus for self-learning and self-improving a semiconductor manufacturing tool  
Performance of a manufacturing tool is optimized. Optimization relies on recipe drifting and generation of knowledge that capture relationships among product output metrics and input material...
8744609 System for maintaining unified access to SCADA and manufacturing execution system (MES) information  
A system is disclosed that simplifies configuring an MES entity corresponding to a SCADA system object representing plant equipment. The system includes an equipment model builder (EMB) that...
8731697 Job assignment apparatus of automatic material-handling system and method thereof  
A job assignment apparatus of an automatic material-handling apparatus to calculate an initial optimum solution based on a cost table configured by the job assignment, and to calculate a single...
8731706 Vacuum processing apparatus  
A vacuum processing apparatus includes a plurality of vacuum containers; a vacuumized transfer unit connected with the vacuum containers and having a transfer chamber; a plurality of lock chambers...
8731699 Dynamic, lean insulated glass unit assembly line scheduler  
A dynamic insulated glass unit (IGU) assembly line scheduler is provided for production control of an IGU assembly line. When calculating the IGU assembly line order and controls, the scheduler...
8731698 Substrate receiving method and controller  
A substrate receiving method in a substrate processing system includes: a processing process of transferring a plurality of unprocessed substrates accommodated in a first substrate storage...
8718809 Comprehensive analysis of queue times in microelectronic manufacturing  
A system for determining a group of semiconductor manufacturing process steps with a similar influence on individual semiconductor products. The system generates a first table including time...
8700192 Dynamic views in a modeling of an automation system  
The present disclosure provides a dynamic view in a modeling of an automation system. A first portion of the model may be described in a first sequence description and a second portion of the...
8694143 Apparatus and method for managing successive jobs in devices in a network  
In a management apparatus for managing a flow of linked jobs to be executed by a plurality of devices connected to a network, a storage device stores one or more flows. When a change of function...
8694144 Endpoint control of multiple substrates of varying thickness on the same platen in chemical mechanical polishing  
A difference between a first expected required polish time for a first substrate and a second expected required polish time for a second substrate is determined using a first pre-polish thickness...
8688267 Classifying workpieces to be portioned into various end products to optimally meet overall production goals  
A method is provided for classifying incoming products (e.g., chicken butterflies) to be portioned into two or more types of end products (e.g., sandwich portions, strips, nuggets, etc.) to meet...
8682616 Identifying failures in an aeroengine  
A method and a system for identifying failures in an aeroengine. The system includes: a mechanism defining a set of standardized indicators representative of operation of the aeroengine; a...
8678919 Scheduling of reconfigurable gaming machines  
A controller of gaming machines that permit wagering on wagering games includes a first memory location that stores a first time-based schedule of gaming actions to be taken by the gaming machines...
8670855 Method for controlling a paced production line  
A method is used for controlling a paced production line for processing airplane structural components, wherein the production line comprises at least one workstation having at least one...
8670856 Algorithmic framework for the integrated optimization of hot strip mill and upstream molten metal operations for a large-scale steel manufacturing plant  
A method and system for optimizing modules of a steel manufacturing process includes a plurality of manufacturing modules for a manufacturing process. Each of the modules have a plurality of...
8655472 Scheduler, substrate processing apparatus, and method of transferring substrates in substrate processing apparatus  
A scheduler generates not only normal substrate transferring schedules for substrates newly supplied to a substrate processing apparatus, but also substrate transferring schedules for keeping a...
8649044 Computer processing of differences between print job files  
Processing print jobs on a computer which comprises generating a first print ready job file by a first print module based on an input print job file and generating a second print ready job file by...
8644974 Computerized system and method for managing supply chain orders  
A computerized system and method for supply chain order aids a manufacturer's production control departments in setting manufacturer production schedules and purchase schedules. A computerized...
8639376 System for maintaining unified access to SCADA and manufacturing execution system (MES) information  
A system is disclosed that simplifies configuring an MES entity corresponding to a SCADA system object representing plant equipment. The system includes an equipment model builder (EMB) that...
8634949 Manufacturing management using tool operating data  
A solution for managing a manufacturing environment using operating data for each of a plurality of tools in the manufacturing environment. The operating data can include actual resource...
8626327 System for optimizing drink blends  
A system for optimizing blending. The system can include a processor configured to aggregate material information, aggregate production information, model consumer liking of the at least one...
8615416 Method for avoiding or limiting early build due to yield decreases  
Disclosed are embodiments of an improved production planning method that avoids or limits early builds. The method comprises running a conventional production planning program using standard...