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8706284 Method and system for diagnosing operating states of a production facility  
A diagnostic system to diagnose a pressure profile of a molding machine M in an operating state is disclosed. The pressure profile of the molding machine M in the operating state is measured with a...
8705079 Information processing apparatus  
An information processing apparatus for converting image data to print data. The apparatus includes a reception unit for receiving printing data concerning a prescribed print setting in a...
8707222 Lithography mask functional optimization and spatial frequency analysis  
In an electronic design automation technique for optical proximity correction, a mask is represented by a function with an exact analytical form over a mask region. Using the physics of optical...
8695763 Smart machine tool lubrication system  
A smart machine tool lubrication system monitors the distance traveled by a motion component in a machine tool. A predetermined amount of lubricant is dispensed at a lubrication point of the motion...
8700199 Passive resonator, a system incorporating the passive resonator for real-time intra-process monitoring and control and an associated method  
Disclosed is a resonator made up of three sections (i.e., first, second and third sections) of a semiconductor layer. The second section has an end abutting the first section, a middle portion...
8694148 Tracking and marking specimens having defects formed during laser via drilling  
A method and system increase processed specimen yield in the laser processing of target material that includes multiple specimens formed on a common substrate. Preferred embodiments implement a...
8686374 Drawing apparatus, and method of manufacturing article  
The present invention provides a drawing apparatus including a generation device configured to generate drawing data, a blanking device configured to blank a beam, and a blanking controller...
8688256 Advanced process control system and method utilizing virtual metrology with reliance index  
An advanced process control (APC) system, an APC method, and a computer program product, which, when executed, performs an APC method are provided for incorporating virtual metrology (VM) into APC....
8682466 Automatic virtual metrology for semiconductor wafer result prediction  
A method to enable wafer result prediction includes collecting manufacturing data from various semiconductor manufacturing tools and metrology tools; choosing key parameters using an autokey method...
8683366 Field device with means for performing diagnostic methods  
A field device is able to diagnose a broad spectrum of possible faults and/or states, and includes: structure for performing user defined, diagnostic methods; which has an input circuit, via which...
8676356 System and method for motor parameter estimation  
A system and method for determining unknown values of certain motor parameters includes a motor input device connectable to an electric motor having associated therewith values for known motor...
8676368 System and method for optimizing a production process using electromagnetic-based local positioning capabilities  
A system includes a handheld tool for executing steps of a sequence within a work cell. An electromagnetic marker connected to the tool emits a magnetic field within the cell. A receptor detects...
8666703 Method for automated determination of an optimally parameterized scatterometry model  
Provided is an automated determination of an optimized parameterization of a scatterometry model for analysis of a sample diffracting structure having unknown parameters. A preprocessor determines...
8660670 Controller with artificial intelligence based on selection from episodic memory and corresponding methods  
A controller and corresponding method for operating a machine maintains a historical database including at least one sequence of parameters relating to the operating environment, corresponding...
8660878 Model-driven assignment of work to a software factory  
A computer implemented method, system, and/or computer program product assigns work to a software factory for implementing a project. A project model of a project is generated. Project model...
8652412 Sterilization of consumable composition dispensers  
Methods and systems for programmed dispensation of consumable compositions are provided. A method for sterilizing a beverage container may include, but is not limited to: (a) detecting a...
8655469 Advanced process control optimization  
A method for automatic process control (APC) performance monitoring may include, but is not limited to: computing one or more APC performance indicators for one or more production lots of...
8649990 Method for detecting variance in semiconductor processes  
A method of detecting variance by regression model has the following steps. Step 1 is preparing the FDC data and WAT data for analysis. Step 2 is figuring out what latent variable effect of WAT...
8645970 Method to route notifications to designated responder  
A method for looking up routing information for a person or program assigned to respond to an incident messages is explained herein. The method includes recognizing a routing code that was appended...
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...
8639375 Enhancing investigation of variability by inclusion of similar objects with known differences to the original ones  
A system, method and/or computer program product for analyzing a functionality of at least two manufactured products obtain a first characteristic of a first manufactured product. The system...
8639379 Detecting device and detecting method  
A detecting device for preventing a substrate from being scratched by an apparatus and a detecting method using the same is provided. The device comprises a detecting substrate, a controlling...
8634948 Method and system for providing automated high scale fabrication of custom items  
Method and system for providing volume manufacturing of customizable items including receiving a data package including a plurality of manufacturing parameters, each of the plurality of...
8630728 System and method for generating indices to quantify operating transition performance of a continuous process  
A system and method for generating indices to quantify operating transition performance of a continuous process, such as a sheet forming process, includes a computer system that is configured to...
8626328 Discrete sampling based nonlinear control system  
System, method and computer program product including instructions executed by a processor system for configuring and controlling a facility to perform a manufacturing process and updating a tool...
8620485 Electrical tagging device  
An electronic tag (8) displays and monitors a maintenance state of an associated electrically-powered device. The tag includes data storage (2) for storing data indicative of the maintenance state,...
8618497 Drawing apparatus, method of manufacturing article, and information processing apparatus  
The present invention provides a drawing apparatus including a plurality of drawing units each of which is configured to perform drawing on a substrate with a charged particle beam, a plurality of...
8620776 Self healing andon system and method  
Disclosed are various embodiments of a self healing andon system. One embodiment of the present disclosure includes a system comprising at least one server. The system further includes logic...
8612026 Method and device for planning an industrial automation arrangement  
A method and a device for planning an industrial automation arrangement, where an object model is generated from data objects, which represent automation components, and from relationships between...
8606387 Adaptive and automatic determination of system parameters  
A MIMO optimizer is used to identify tunable process parameters for processing equipment.
8600523 Control of an operation of a coordinate measuring device  
In a method for controlling an operation of a coordinate measuring device, at least one operational parameter is determined. One value of the operational parameter is allocated to a plurality of...
8600539 Substrate processing apparatus  
A substrate processing apparatus which can securely show the status of recipe transition is provided. In a substrate processing apparatus 100 including a main control unit 312 which sends a control...
8594826 Method and system for evaluating a machine tool operating characteristics  
A method, a system and a computer program product suitable for use in a manufacturing environment comprising a multiplicity of nominally identical independent tools. A computing device generates a...
8594821 Detecting combined tool incompatibilities and defects in semiconductor manufacturing  
A system, a method and a computer program product for identifying incompatible manufacturing tools. The system receives measurements of products that were subject to a manufacturing process...
8588950 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, and...
8583433 System and method for efficiently transcribing verbal messages to text  
A system and method for efficiently transcribing verbal messages to text is provided. Verbal messages are received and at least one of the verbal messages is divided into segments. Automatically...
8571696 Methods and apparatus to predict process quality in a process control system  
Example methods and apparatus to predict process quality in a process control system are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving process control information relating to a process...
8571703 System, method and storage medium for controlling a processing system  
A processing system includes process modules, load lock modules, an equipment controller, and a machine controller. The equipment controller controls transfer and processing of wafers in the...
8565910 Manufacturing execution system (MES) including a wafer sampling engine (WSE) for a semiconductor manufacturing process  
A method of sampling semiconductor wafers includes passing a lot of semiconductor wafers into a semiconductor processing tool, processing a first portion of the lot in one process chamber of the...
8560106 Predictive maintenance for third party support equipment  
A server receives equipment data from third party support equipment during operation of the third party support equipment in a manufacturing environment. The server receives the equipment data via...
8560107 Substrate processing system  
There are provided at least one or more of substrate processing apparatuses that process a substrate, and a group management device connected to each substrate processing apparatus, so that the...
8560098 System for remotely monitoring a site for anticipated failure and maintenance with a plurality of controls  
A system to monitor a status from a secondary location of a plurality of equipment on a drilling site, while simultaneously enabling preventive maintenance is described herein. A user can view at...
8560096 Method for remotely monitoring a site for anticipated failure and maintenance with a plurality of controls  
A method to monitor a status from a secondary location of a plurality of equipment on a drilling site, while simultaneously enabling preventive maintenance for the plurality of equipment is...
8560097 Computer assisted method for remotely monitoring a site for anticipated failure and maintenance with a plurality of controls  
A computer assisted method to monitor a status from a secondary location of a plurality of equipment on a drilling site, while simultaneously enabling preventive maintenance is described herein. A...
8548619 System and method for after-market support using as-built data  
A maintenance system for an assembly comprises a storage medium containing an as-built computer-aided design model of the assembly, a displaying means for displaying the as-built computer-aided...
8548621 Production system control model updating using closed loop design of experiments  
Methods and production control systems are presented in which design of experiments are performed in situ and produce model parameter estimates that relate actuator set points to any number of...
8548777 Automated recommendations from simulation  
An industrial controller simulation system is provided. The system includes a simulation component that enables modeling of an industrial controller system. A suggestion component offers automated...
8538732 Appendable system and devices for data acquisition, analysis and control  
An appendable system includes a plurality of appendable devices that are adapted to interoperate with each other and/or a workstation via a communication network to monitor and/or control a...
8532839 Systems and methods for statistical control and fault detection in a building management system  
A building management strategy includes using exponentially weighted moving averages with statistical models to detect changes in the behavior of the building management system. Detected changes in...
8527325 System and method for allocating labor to units processed in a materials handling facility  
Various embodiments of a system and method for allocating labor to units processed in a materials handling facility are described. Embodiments may include a labor allocation system configured to...