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9043021 Swarm management  
Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with swarm management are described. One example system comprises a communication component configured to establish a communication link with at...
8922056 Power interchange system for interchanging electric energy between a battery and an electric grid, method for interchanging electric energy between a battery and an electric grid and application of the power interchange system  
A power interchange system for interchanging electric energy between a battery and an electric grid is provided The power interchange system includes a rectifier unit for converting alternating...
8909364 Substrate processing system and substrate processing method  
Provided is a substrate processing system including a group controller which determines a combination of processing apparatuses having the shortest total processing time including the processing...
8825190 Priority calculation device, program, priority calculation system, and priority calculation method  
Priority can be calculated for works-in-process which are not in demand. A priority calculation device (110) comprises a priority calculation unit (124) which specifies a queue of lots in each...
8805564 Method and software for controlling just in time item production via kanban cards  
A method and a system control just in time item production via kanban cards. The items are transformed according to a flow shop containing a raw material buffer followed by a sequence of...
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...
8756028 Fault detection method of semiconductor manufacturing processes and system architecture thereof  
A fault detection method of semiconductor manufacturing processes is disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing a storage device, collecting a fault detection and classification(FDC)...
8681990 Renewal management for data items  
A system, method apparatus, and computer readable medium for managing renewal of a dynamic set of data items. Each data item has an associated renewal deadline, in a data item management system. A...
8676367 Lot process order modification to improve detection of manufacturing effects  
A system for lot based, multi-step wafer manufacturing processes is provided and includes a transfer apparatus, disposed among tools for performing respective process steps on each wafer of each...
8630733 Substrate processing apparatus and substrate transfer method  
A substrate processing apparatus includes a loading/unloading unit including a mounting table on which a storage container accommodating a target substrate is mounted; a processing unit set...
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...
8612041 Method for optimizing component mounting sequence with variable pitch heads and component mounting device using the same  
A method is provided for determining a sequence of mounting a plurality of components on a board by using variable pitch heads having a plurality of pitches. The method includes: partitioning the...
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...
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...
8554372 System and method for histological tissue specimen processing  
A method of managing resources of a histological tissue processor, the tissue processor comprising at least one retort (12, 14) selectively connected for fluid communication to at least one of a...
8527080 Method and system for managing process jobs in a semiconductor fabrication facility  
A method and system for managing process jobs in a semiconductor fabrication facility is described. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a plurality of process jobs associated with one...
8509937 Processing apparatus and operating method therefor  
Disclosed is a processing apparatus to restrain load of a common usage system shared by a plurality of liquid processing modules. A processing module group includes k sets of share groups...
8467895 Processing system and method for operating the same  
An operating method is disclosed for a processing system that comprises multiple process modules each adapted to perform substantially the same process upon a substrate. During process module...
8464268 Dynamic scheduling of jobs/batches using earliest completion time algorithm in cellular manufacturing with batch-splitting of jobs above certain size  
The present application a new and improved system and method of enhanced Lean Document Production (LDP), which applies cellular manufacturing to document printing operations. The LDP process...
8463416 System and method for on-line planning utilizing multiple planning queues  
Features described herein relate to concurrently processing multiple batches of job requests for one or more machines and/or components thereof, using a plurality of job planning queues. Each...
8452438 Method for minimizing productivity loss while using a manufacturing scheduler  
Tools and/or resources which newly become available to a re-entrant flow manufacturing line, data processing pipeline or the like are allocated in substantially real time to processing operations...
8452437 Product release control into time-sensitive processing environments  
A method identifies time sensitive processing sequences within a production environment using a computerized device. The processing sequences perform operations utilizing one or more tools. The...
8447422 Substrate processing apparatus, substrate processing method, and storage medium  
Disclosed are a substrate processing apparatus, a substrate processing method, and a storage medium, which can process a normal substrate according to a normal schedule in parallel with a...
8442666 Dynamic maintenance planning apparatus  
A dynamic maintenance planning apparatus including a maintenance planning device and a priority calculating device is provided. The maintenance planning device determines a maintenance date and...
8423168 Bottleneck device extracting method and bottleneck device extracting assistance device  
A method and system of specifying a device that is the root cause of impeding productivity of a production line in consideration of even mutual influence among processes of production fluctuation...
8412368 Method and apparatus for routing dispatching and routing reticles  
A method includes generating a reticle transport job using a computing device. The reticle job identifies a selected reticle. A reticle pod available for transporting the reticle is autonomously...
8401689 Dynamic global scheduler system for a glass production line  
A glass production line comprises a style of lean manufacturing to solve many of the inefficiencies in the scheduling of orders through a glass plant. The main goal of the global scheduler of the...
8392008 Module arbitration and ownership enhancements  
Arbitrating access to industrial resources as a function of controller identify is provided herein. For example, a unique identifier can be associated with a control module that can distinguish...
8335581 Flexible job preparation and control  
Preparation of a wafer processing or measuring tool for a job can be initiated prior to assigning a wafer carrier to deliver wafers to the tool. The automated process may include transfer of...
8311906 Computerized system and method for managing parts shortages  
A computerized system and method for managing parts shortages is disclosed. The computerized system and method analyzes inventory and production demand data over a period of time to whether the...
8311905 Computerized system and method for automated demand-based parts delivery  
A computerized automated demand-based parts delivery management system and method is disclosed. Parts for use in a production facility are received at a warehouse and housed in storage inventory...
8295964 Method for selecting equipment resources in a manufacturing process  
A method for selecting equipment resources in a manufacturing process creates an execution equipment list by retrieving out of a database execution equipment required for starting a process...
8295967 Endpoint control of multiple-wafer chemical mechanical polishing  
A computer-implemented method includes polishing substrates simultaneously in a polishing apparatus. Each substrate has a polishing rate independently controllable by an independently variable...
8264715 Approach for implementing locked printing with remote unlock on printing devices  
An approach is provided for implementing locked printing on a printing device with remote unlock. The printing device includes a locked print process that is configured to examine print data...
8239197 Efficient conversion of voice messages into text  
A system and method for efficiently transcribing verbal messages transmitted over the Internet (or other network) into text. The verbal messages are initially checked to ensure that they are in a...
8219233 Substrate treatment apparatus  
The invention controls a carrier moving and mounting device such that at normal time, the device moves and mounts carriers in sequence to a delivery mounting units according to a carry-in order,...
8185227 Method and system for determining manufacturing throughput target  
A first linear combination of a local moving aggregated quantity derived from a WIP distribution and a global aggregated quantity derived from the WIP distribution is calculated for each range for...
8185226 Method and system for scheduling a stream of products in a manufacturing environment by using process-specific WIP limits  
By defining a section-related WIP limit or a throughput-related WIP limit, an efficient “look ahead” characteristic may be established to efficiently control the WIP in a complex manufacturing...
8175854 Universal circuit for secure function evaluation  
An exemplary method enables implementation of a universal circuit capable of emulating each gate of a circuit designed to calculate a function. A first selection module receives inputs associated...
8165704 Method of release and product flow management for a manufacturing facility  
A method and computer program product for scheduling product lots through operations of a manufacturing line. The method including: selecting a set of sequential operations required to manufacture...
8126588 Method and system for controlling transport sequencing in a process tool by a look-ahead mode  
By providing a look-ahead functionality for a tool internal substrate handling system of process tools on the basis of a process history, the tool internal substrate sequencing may be...
8127063 Distributed equipment arbitration in a process control system  
A distributed process control equipment ownership arbitration system and method for arbitrating equipment ownership conflicts are disclosed. Individual control modules representing various process...
8121719 Methods and apparatus for electronically representing manufacturing flow  
A method of electronically representing manufacturing flow is provided. The method allows a manufacturer to electronically track an infinite number of attributes related to components used in the...
8116893 Dicing method  
According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a dicing apparatus in which: in a case where a control device detects, during an image pickup of a workpiece set onto a second...
8041441 Production management method and production management system  
A production management system has processing devices A, B, C, D, E, and P. A kind of product α is processed in the order of the processing devices A, P, B, P, and C, and a kind of product β is...
8032243 System and method for handling a dependency between two product segments of a process modeling a production system  
A system for handling a dependency between two product segments of a process modeling a production system within a manufacturing execution system (MES) includes a network and a production modeler....
7983778 Method and apparatus for reducing setups during test, mark and pack operations  
A method includes determining production targets for devices of different types in a production line. A queue level of devices of a first type that have completed performance of a first operation...
7979151 Run-time dispatch system for enhanced product characterization capability  
Disclosed herein are embodiments of an automated manufacturing system that is used to process multiple jobs in a product fabrication environment, where such processing comprises performing the...
7978544 Methods for providing a unified view of a domain model to a user  
Techniques for providing a unified view of a domain model to a user are described herein. In one embodiment, in response to a first search query received from a client via a first search mechanism...
7974723 Yield prediction feedback for controlling an equipment engineering system  
A yield prediction is received by a scheduling and dispatch controller, wherein the yield prediction is associated with a manufacturing tool and a product. A weighting of the manufacturing tool is...

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