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7502667 Method of operating a production plant and production plant  
Production plants for treating gas mixtures and methods of their operation. The plant's treatment unit is operated in periods when the cost of electricity is either above a first level or below a...
7497883 Reformer and method of using the same using dew point temperature  
Disclosed herein are fuel reformers utilizing dew point plateau process control and methods of using the same. In one embodiment the fuel reformer can comprise a mixing zone capable of receiving a...
7486495 Networked series of sensors having distributed measurement and control for use in a hazardous environment  
The invention is a networked system of devices positioned in a hazardous environment to monitor or control process conditions. The devices include sensors such as pressure measurement elements and...
7460915 Methods and apparatus for process control using catalyst state estimation  
In a process control system, the hidden properties of a catalyst are estimated by including those properties in hidden states within a state space model and solving the state space model based on...
7435581 Integrated bio-reactor monitor and control system  
Systems and methods for automatically controlling conditions of a process are disclosed. In one example, a controller is programmed with a sequence of steps and parameters required to carry out a...
7425254 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Fractionation of macro-molecules using asymmetric pulsed field electrophoresis
 
A method and apparatus for fractionation of charged macro-molecules such as DNA is provided. DNA solution is loaded into a matrix including an array of obstacles. An alternating electric field...
7422904 Method of operating a fixed bed reactor under predetermined hydraulic conditions  
The invention provides a system for designing, operating, monitoring and/or diagnosing a chemical reaction, particularly a hydrotreating process, using a fixed bed catalytic reactor.
7415360 Multiparameter method of screening for atherosclerosis-related coronary heart disease or stroke  
The present invention is a multiparameter method of screening for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of atherosclerosis-related coronary heart disease (CHD) or stroke. This method is used for...
7413714 Sequential reaction system  
An automated sequential reaction system that can be used to either sequentially produce a plurality of different products each requiring a single reaction, or to produce a desired product that...
7399446 Apparatus and process for locating and for measuring variations in temperature and/or in degree of fouling over the internal surface of equipment  
The present invention relates to an apparatus and a process for locating and for measuring variations in temperature and/or in degree of fouling over the internal suface of equipment.
7399325 Method and apparatus for a hydrogen fuel cassette distribution and recovery system  
A cassette-based hydrogen fuel distribution and recovery method and system is disclosed.
7400940 Method and apparatus for generating a volatilized liquid  
A programmable aerosol generator forms a volatilized liquid by supplying a material in liquid form to a flow passage and heating the flow passage, such that the material volatilizes and expands out...
7386354 Apparatus and method for controlling a plant  
A control for a modeled plant is provided. The modeled plant is represented by a model expression that is based on an input into the plant, an output from the plant, model parameters, and an...
7379784 Manufacturing execution system for validation, quality and risk assessment and monitoring of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes  
Manufacturing execution systems relating to methods, systems, and software program for validation of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes and quality assurance process are described and disclosed...
7375035 Host and ancillary tool interface methodology for distributed processing  
A host and ancillary tool interface methodology for distributed processing is described. The host tool manages a process, except for the generation of a product used in the process. To generate the...
7376489 Method of identifying fluid purification equipment which is optimized for individual fluid purification systems  
An interactive method and apparatus are disclosed through which a fluid purification system operator inputs the system's parameters and the method then identifies one or more fluid purification...
7369913 Recipe editor and controller  
Apparatus and methods for automating a sequence of basic chemistry operations through a recipe. Software running on a workstation communicating with a controller allows an operator to operate the...
7366582 Method for defining status index in copper electrolysis  
The invention is a method for controlling an electrolytic process and plant, utilizing history data collected in the process as well as mathematical and heuristic models created on the basis of...
7349760 System and method for sensing and controlling the concentration of a chemical agent in a solution  
A system for measuring and controlling the concentration of a chemical agent in a solution has a reaction cell for receiving a sample, a titrant dropper for releasing one or more drops of titrant...
7349755 Electrocoat management system  
A processor-based system for monitoring and optimizing an electrocoating operation comprising at least one data acquisition module configured to receive characteristics of the electrocoating...
7343225 Method for reducing off-grade product production during reaction transitions  
In some embodiments, a method for determining initial conditions for a transition from an initial reaction to a target reaction to minimize (or substantially minimize) the amount of off-grade...
7340324 Mixing and pouring apparatus and vessel therefor  
A mixing and pouring apparatus for computer controlled processing of mixing and pouring operations includes a rotatable arm capable of holding vessels therein, the arm rotatable at programmable...
7333876 Systems and methods for providing electronic quality control in a process for applying a polyurethane to a substrate  
The present invention comprises systems and methods for providing electronic quality control in a process for applying a polyurethane to a substrate. One aspect of the present invention includes a...
7330778 Method for determining the operating parameters of a system comprising a cooling chamber  
A method for determining the operating parameters of a system for cooling articles. The temperature of the articles, as they leave a chamber, is predicted. The prediction is made on the basis of...
7320749 Method and apparatus for control of a gas or chemical  
A system and method for control of a gas and/or chemical for treatment of a fluid, and for monitoring the operation of such a system. In one embodiment, the system comprises a reactor for receipt...
7318970 Architectural hierarchy of control for a fuel processor  
A control technique for use in a fuel processor is disclosed. In one aspect, a control system includes a subsystem manager controller the operation of a respective physical subsystem for each of a...
7317967 Apparatus and method for transferring data to a pharmaceutical compounding system  
A system and method for use with a data entry system for providing input data to a pharmaceutical compounding device having an associated plurality of source solutions is provided. A first label...
7315369 Method and apparatus for monitoring polyolefin production  
The present technique provides for the use of spectroscopic probes, such as Raman probes, within the conduits of a polyolefin production system. The Raman probe or other spectroscopic probes may be...
7315767 Impedance spectroscopy based systems and methods  
One aspect of the invention provides a device that non-invasively determines the concentration of a substance in a target. The device includes a first electrode, a measuring circuit, and a data...
7286942 System and method of fluctuation enhanced gas-sensing using saw devices  
A system and method of fluctuation enhanced gas-sensing using SAW devices includes processes for improved chemical analyte detection, identification, and quantification through the measurement and...
7277824 Method and apparatus for classifying faults based on wafer state data and sensor tool trace data  
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for classifying faults. The method includes accessing wafer state data associated with at least one wafer processed by at least one processing...
7272544 Integrated modeling through symbolic manipulation  
Integrated modeling and symbolic manipulation is leveraged for the derivation, construction, maintenance, and reuse of application-independent models. Related models created for different...
7247277 Automatic synthesis machine  
An automatic synthesis machine is used for synthesis of compounds using a plurality of vessels, allowing reagents to chemically react with each other. The automatic synthesis machine comprises a...
7232782 Regeneration, pretreatment and precipitation of oxides of manganese  
Methods and systems for regenerating and pretreating oxides of manganese and precipitation of oxides of manganese from manganese salt solutions. The oxides of manganese and manganese salt solutions...
7200495 Method and apparatus for analyzing spatial and temporal processes of interaction  
Devices and techniques for estimating the concentration of one or more agents in a fluid environment employ a plurality of measurements of a sensor attribute that changes in response to an agent....
7191037 Method for controlling production process  
A method for controlling production process by performing near-infrared absorptiometric analysis by simple procedures in an accurate manner, in which control of production process step can be...
7188001 System and method for temperature control  
A system for controlling the temperature of a reaction mixture comprises at least one heating device for heating the mixture and a power regulator for regulating the amount of power supplied to the...
7167776 Method and system for controlling a vapor generator  
A programmable vapor generator forms a volatilized liquid by supplying a material in liquid form to a flow passage and heating the flow passage, such that the material volatilizes and expands out...
7159740 Method and apparatus for parallel dispensing of defined volumes of solid particles  
A sample preparation system provides an automated process that dispenses appropriate amounts of solid material into wells of a microtiter plate for mixing into a suspension. The system utilizes an...
7158862 Method and system for mining mass spectral data  
A method, system, and computer program product for mining mass spectral data to detect chemical-specific characteristic features in large databases and/or files, including specifying spectral...
7144552 Method and apparatus for preparing chemical solutions  
A chemical solution preparation apparatus for preparing a chemical solution from chemical gas of an industrial chemical grade. A dissolution unit dissolves the chemical gas in pure water, which is...
7141213 Automated sample processing system  
A system for a clinical lab that is capable of automatically processing, including sorting, of multiple specimen containers. The system comprises a central controller, a workstation, one or more...
7142987 Apparatus, system, and method of archival and retrieval of samples  
A sample archive method and system implement a plurality of sample carriers configured to support a plurality of sample nodes in a predetermined spatial relationship, sample storage devices for...
7133784 Process and method for chemical manufacturing using transformation of on-line instrumentation data  
A method for providing improved estimates of properties of a chemical manufacturing process is disclosed. The method regesses process variables with scores or other gains obtained from the...
7128812 Apparatus and method for determining the level in a coke drum  
A foam level in a delayed coking drum is detected by utilizing the varying density of the boiling mass in the coke drum which has larger bubbles and is less dense at the top and smaller bubbles and...
7103450 Automated liquid manufacturing system  
A method for continuously preparing a medium formulation mixes a diluent with a plurality of chemically incompatible concentrate solutions in such a manner that none of the ingredients of the...
7099721 Method and apparatus for producing a biomaterial product  
A development tool (2) includes a plurality of measuring tools (71) to (76) and an industrial process simulation device (60). The simulation device (60) simulates a whole industrial scale...
7097808 Automatic analyzer  
An automatic analyzer analyzes a measurement item by making a sample and reagent react with each other and measuring the reaction result. This apparatus allows parameters associated with reagent...
7092793 Method and system for installation and control of a utility device  
A system and method is disclosed for configuring and administering control over operations of a utility device. The utility device is described herein as being a warewash machine, but other utility...
7082408 System and method for ordering items using a electronic catalog via the internet  
A system and method for procuring non-production commodities for use by employees of a commercial enterprise includes associating the employee with a user profile comprising information relating a...