Patents by Inventor Dennis P. Tkacs

Dennis P. Tkacs has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5526268
    Abstract: An information display system for representing the condition of an industrial process is dynamically convertible via a control input from presenting information in a first form of output to one or more additional forms of output that are different but equivalent to the first. The system can thereby convert the presentation to display terms and labels in a second language or to use a different diagrammatic representation for process flow conditions and the like. The system has a processor with encoded definitions that may be data type groups or point groups, text groups, symbol groups and the like. A memory stores the different but equivalent definitions applicable to the two forms of output, preferably in one-for-one corresponding lists in memory. A control input such as a pointing device or touch sensitive screen triggers the processor to change from one set of definitions to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis P. Tkacs, Jeffrey J. Grott, Michael J. Gardner