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9043008 Modeling defect management and product handling during the manufacturing process  
A method models a defect management routine. Both the modeling and a handling are executed within a manufacturing execution system. During an engineering phase: modeling the production process and...
9037280 Computer-implemented methods for performing one or more defect-related functions  
Computer-implemented methods for performing one or more defect-related functions are provided. One method for identifying noise in inspection data includes identifying events detected in a number...
9037273 Operator terminal in a process control system  
The present invention relates to a method of enabling an operator to make control or protection related decisions in a process control system, an operator terminal in a process control system as...
9037279 Clustering for prediction models in process control and for optimal dispatching  
A first embodiment is a method for semiconductor process control comprising clustering processing tools of a processing stage into a tool cluster based on processing data and forming a prediction...
9024765 Managing environmental control system efficiency  
A method, system or computer usable program product for providing alerts of inefficiency of an environmental conditioning system including, responsive to a cycle initiation by the environmental...
9026241 Closed loop control for reliability  
The present disclosure relates to semiconductor tool monitoring system having multiple sensors configured to concurrently and independently monitor processing conditions of a semiconductor...
9026558 Communications interface database for electronic diagnostic apparatus  
A connection to an item of equipment is detected. An equipment class of the item of equipment is determined. A selection of an attribute associated with the item of equipment is received. An...
9008816 Build up edge monitoring method  
A build up edge monitoring method is provided for performing online real-time detection and suppression of abnormal build up edges of cutters occurred in a CNC manufacturing process. Signal...
9008985 Automatic test method for an inspection device  
The invention relates to a test method for examining an inspection device, which is associated with a functional unit of a master unit, comprising at least the following steps: producing a...
9008815 Apparatus for monitoring pharmaceutical manufacturing processes  
An apparatus for monitoring data generated by a device adapted for use in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment are described and disclosed herein. The method creates a historic record of the...
9008823 Cutter chatter monitoring method  
A cutter chatter monitoring method comprises the steps of capturing a cutting vibration acceleration signal; dividing the cutting vibration acceleration signal in each predetermined time period...
9002493 Endpoint detector for a semiconductor processing station and associated methods  
A semiconductor processing apparatus includes a semiconductor processing station for a semiconductor wafer, and an endpoint detector associated with the semiconductor processing station. The...
9000912 Monitoring apparatus, monitoring method and recording medium of monitoring program  
A monitoring apparatus includes a processor that executes a procedure, the procedure including outputting an alert when observation data satisfies a certain condition, the observation data being...
8996449 Process control method with integrated database for electronically documenting the configuration, modification and operation of a controlled process  
A process control method that automatically and comprehensively manages the creation, storage and use of electronic records during the operation of a controlled process and for governing and...
8989887 Use of prediction data in monitoring actual production targets  
A method and system for the use of prediction data in monitoring actual production targets is described herein. In one embodiment, a process is provided to receive data from a plurality of source...
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...
8972034 Diagnosis system  
According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a diagnosis system for detecting a state of emergency during assembly of a fuselage (101) of an airplane is provided, which is adapted...
8972037 Method and system for monitoring batch product manufacturing  
A system and method for monitoring product through a batch manufacturing plant is provided. The system includes, a parallel flow mode when product flows concurrently from at least two units to a...
8958900 Control system configuration for linking to machinery monitoring system  
A method for importing data from a first system into a second system includes receiving configuration information about data storage structures in the first and second systems and information about...
8948899 Substrate processing system, substrate processing apparatus and display method of substrate processing apparatus  
Provided are a substrate processing apparatus, a display method thereof, and a substrate processing system capable of detecting any change in the condition of each component of a substrate...
8942838 Measurement systems analysis system and method  
This disclosure provides a method and system for measurement system analysis (MSA) that present a structured and effective way of performing an MSA. The MSA system and method involves determination...
8938314 Smart energy consumption management  
A method for optimizing energy efficiency in a manufacturing process includes monitoring power consumption of each of a plurality of manufacturing entities of the manufacturing process using a...
8925190 Electronic component mounting device and an operation performing method for mounting electronic components  
It is intended to provide an electronic component mounting device and an operation performing method for mounting electronic components so that both the operation quality and the productivity can...
8918746 Cut mask aware contact enclosure rule for grating and cut patterning solution  
Methodologies and an apparatus enabling a selection of design rules to improve a density of features of an IC design are disclosed. Embodiments include: determining a feature overlapping a grating...
8914140 System and method for manufacturing using a virtual frame of reference  
The system and method uses a virtual frame of reference to evaluate and control a manufacturing system. Electronic images from a vision system may be analyzed using the virtual frame of reference...
8910121 Method and device for programming an industrial controller  
An installation comprises at least one sensor for providing sensor data representing a real system state of the installation and at least one actuator for acting on the real system state. A...
8909365 Methods and apparatus for controlling a plasma processing system  
A method and apparatus for compensating a bias voltage at the wafer by measuring RF voltage signals in RF driven plasma including at least an electrostatic, chuck (ESC), a capacitive divider, a...
8900363 Inline vacuum processing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and information recording medium manufacturing method  
An inline vacuum processing apparatus includes a deposition unit, a process execution unit, a determination unit, and a control unit. The deposition unit causes one deposition chamber of a first...
8882917 Substrate processing including correction for deposition location  
Substrate processing including correction for deposition location is described, including a combinatorial processing chamber that incorporates the correction. The combinatorial processing chamber...
8874249 Discrete sampling based nonlinear control system  
System, method and computer program product for configuring and controlling a facility to perform a manufacturing process and updating a tool controlling the process according to a model employed...
8867101 Photoengraving consumable material remote administration method  
Provided is a consumable platemaking material remote administration method which is capable of remotely administrating a consumable platemaking material in each processing device in a...
8862259 Processing data managing system, processing system, and processing device data managing method  
A processing data managing system includes: a processing device 11 (such as a sputtering device for manufacturing a magnetic disc) for repeating the same process for each cycle; a sampling unit 30...
8855804 Controlling a discrete-type manufacturing process with a multivariate model  
Described are methods, systems, and a computer-readable storage medium for controlling a discrete-type manufacturing process (e.g., an injection molding process) with a multivariate model. Data...
8855792 Automated creation and adaption of a machine or system model  
An automation system for creating and adapting a machine or system model, and for checking a control program of an open-loop control based on a virtual machine or a virtual system has a control...
8855801 Automated integration of feedback from field failure to order configurator for dynamic optimization of manufacturing test processes  
The present invention addresses the deficiencies of the art in respect to the manufacturing test processes and provides a novel and non-obvious method, system and apparatus for dynamic optimization...
8838414 Determining when to create a prediction based on deltas of metric values  
In an embodiment, deltas are calculated between respective current metric values for respective entities and previous metric values for the respective entities. A subset of the deltas is...
8818760 Modular re-configurable profiling core for multiprocessor systems-on-chip  
A modular dynamically re-configurable profiling core may be used to provide both operating systems and applications with detailed information about run time performance bottlenecks and may enable...
8813348 Fitting assembly evaluating apparatus  
Methods and apparatus for evaluating characteristics of components of a mechanically attached connection are disclosed. Characteristics that may be evaluated include, but are not limited to, the...
8812145 Modeling mask errors using aerial image sensitivity  
One embodiment of the present invention provides techniques and systems for modeling mask errors based on aerial image sensitivity. During operation, the system can receive an uncalibrated process...
8805566 Product line management system and method thereof  
A method testing the quality of products applied to a system is provided. Each product includes a unique identification number. The system includes a data storage device and test devices. The data...
8805630 Method and system for modeling in semiconductor fabrication  
A method for use in semiconductor fabrication is provided that includes providing manufacturing data of a semiconductor process, providing a plurality of functional transformations, optimizing each...
8805567 Method of controlling semiconductor process distribution  
A method of controlling process distribution of a semiconductor process includes receiving process distribution data representing the process distribution of the semiconductor process, receiving a...
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...
8793010 Method for reducing overall variability of moisture content in wood products  
The present disclosure includes a method for quantifying contribution to overall variability of moisture content in wood products and associated computer software. The method comprises the steps of...
8793007 Vacuum pumping systems  
The present invention relates to a vacuum pumping system (10) which comprises: a vacuum pumping mechanism (12) and a motor (14) for driving the vacuum pumping mechanism. Means (16) are provided for...
8788070 Automatic field device service adviser  
A field device resident algorithm receives one or more diagnostic inputs and generates actionable service information. The algorithm(s) can be changed or updated after the manufacture of the field...
8775010 System and method of conducting vehicle usage data analysis  
A method of conducting vehicle usage data analysis is provided. The method includes providing usage data about at least one vehicle to a database. The usage data may be analyzed and compared to a...
8768499 Production index information generating device, program therefore, and production information generating method  
A control unit (120) of a production index information generating device (100) groups, based on log information of a production device, processing targets to generate groups for which end time of...
8768500 Manufacturing design and process analysis system  
Methods, apparatuses and systems that facilitate the design, production and/or measurement tasks associated with manufacturing and other processes. In one embodiment, the present invention provides...
8761947 System and method for reducing lateral vibration in elevator systems  
A system and method reduce lateral movement of a car in an elevator system by detecting vibration of the car as a vibration signal. A damping coefficient for a feedback signal is determined...