Patents by Inventor James H. Moore

James H. Moore 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: 10649413
    Abstract: User interface sessions in a user interface device are initiated or resumed according to a device type and a target session. A session request is received from a first client device. A device type associated with the session request is determined, and a graphical user interface configuration is identified according to the device type. A target session associated with the session request is identified and a new session is configured for the first client device according to the identified graphical user interface configuration and the identified target session. Data associated with the new session are transmitted to the first client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Ken J. Beoughter, Daniel D. Christensen, James H. Moore, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190360158
    Abstract: A vehicle management system communicates with monitor devices coupled with a path control device at an intersection between route segments. The path control device switches positions to connect different combinations of the route segments. The system receives signals from the monitor devices to determine which of the route segments are coupled with each other and receives an authority signal from a travel authority system that indicates which of the route segments that the vehicle is authorized to travel. The system directs the vehicle through the path control device responsive to a combination of: (a) receipt of the authority signal and (b) receipt of at least one of the monitor signals or failure to receive one or more of the monitor signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Kernwein, James H. Moore
  • Patent number: 10400396
    Abstract: A switch alignment detection and enforcement system for a switch for a railway track having a normal leg and a reverse leg, the switch having a normal position for entry on the normal leg after the switch and a reverse position for entry on the reverse leg after the switch. The system includes: a first switch monitor device configured to generate at least one signal when the switch is in the normal position; a second switch monitor device configured to generate at least one signal when the switch is in the reverse position; and a train management computer configured or programmed to implement at least one train control action based on: a signal or absence thereof from the first switch monitor device and/or the second switch monitor device; and the content of a form-based authority. A switch alignment detection and enforcement arrangement and method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Kernwein, James H. Moore
  • Patent number: 9772623
    Abstract: Techniques for securing a device for use in or with a process plant include provisioning the device with a key generated at least in part from data indicative of necessary conditions and/or attributes that must be met before the device is allowed access to a network of the process plant. Upon initialization, the device determines, based on the key, whether or not the necessary conditions are met, and the device isolates itself or accesses the process control network accordingly. Keys and the necessary conditions/attributes indicated therein may be based on, for example, location, time, context, customer, supplier, particular plant, manufacturer, user, data type, device type, and/or other criteria. Additionally, sub-keys associated with a key may be generated from another set of necessary conditions/attributes. Sub-keys may be provided by a different entity than the key provider entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Ken J. Beoughter, Daniel D. Christensen, Deji Chen, James H. Moore, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160327942
    Abstract: Techniques for securing a device for use in or with a process plant include provisioning the device with a key generated at least in part from data indicative of necessary conditions and/or attributes that must be met before the device is allowed access to a network of the process plant. Upon initialization, the device determines, based on the key, whether or not the necessary conditions are met, and the device isolates itself or accesses the process control network accordingly. Keys and the necessary conditions/attributes indicated therein may be based on, for example, location, time, context, customer, supplier, particular plant, manufacturer, user, data type, device type, and/or other criteria. Additionally, sub-keys associated with a key may be generated from another set of necessary conditions/attributes. Sub-keys may be provided by a different entity than the key provider entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Ken J. Beoughter, Daniel D. Christensen, Deji Chen, James H. Moore, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160257325
    Abstract: A switch alignment detection and enforcement system for a switch for a railway track having a normal leg and a reverse leg, the switch having a normal position for entry on the normal leg after the switch and a reverse position for entry on the reverse leg after the switch. The system includes: a first switch monitor device configured to generate at least one signal when the switch is in the normal position; a second switch monitor device configured to generate at least one signal when the switch is in the reverse position; and a train management computer configured or programmed to implement at least one train control action based on: a signal or absence thereof from the first switch monitor device and/or the second switch monitor device; and the content of a form-based authority. A switch alignment detection and enforcement arrangement and method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Kernwein, James H. Moore
  • Patent number: 9397836
    Abstract: Techniques for securing a device for use in or with a process plant include provisioning the device with a key generated at least in part from data indicative of necessary conditions and/or attributes that must be met before the device is allowed access to a network of the process plant. Upon initialization, the device determines, based on the key, whether or not the necessary conditions are met, and the device isolates itself or accesses the process control network accordingly. Keys and the necessary conditions/attributes indicated therein may be based on, for example, location, time, context, customer, supplier, particular plant, manufacturer, user, data type, device type, and/or other criteria. Additionally, sub-keys associated with a key may be generated from another set of necessary conditions/attributes. Sub-keys may be provided by a different entity than the key provider entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Ken J. Beoughter, Daniel D. Christensen, Deji Chen, James H. Moore, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160043866
    Abstract: Techniques for securing a device for use in or with a process plant include provisioning the device with a key generated at least in part from data indicative of necessary conditions and/or attributes that must be met before the device is allowed access to a network of the process plant. Upon initialization, the device determines, based on the key, whether or not the necessary conditions are met, and the device isolates itself or accesses the process control network accordingly. Keys and the necessary conditions/attributes indicated therein may be based on, for example, location, time, context, customer, supplier, particular plant, manufacturer, user, data type, device type, and/or other criteria. Additionally, sub-keys associated with a key may be generated from another set of necessary conditions/attributes. Sub-keys may be provided by a different entity than the key provider entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Ken J. Beoughter, Daniel D. Christensen, Deji Chen, James H. Moore, JR.
  • Patent number: 9168936
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of transforming movement authority limits for a train traveling in a track network, which includes determining authority of tracks associated with a switch, based at least partially on authority data and/or train authority data for the train, and providing authority on a switch leg of the switch based at least partially on the authority of the associated tracks. The computer-implemented method also includes determining authority of tracks associated with switches on at least two tracks, based at least partially on authority data and/or train authority data for the train, and providing authority on a crossover track between the at least two tracks based at least partially on the authority of the associated tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Wabtec Holding Corp.
    Inventors: Ann K. Grimm, Phillip A. Burgart, James H. Moore, Rebecca W. Dreasher
  • Publication number: 20140277617
    Abstract: User interface sessions in a user interface device are initiated or resumed according to stored state data. A session request is received from a first client device. A user profile associated with the session request is identified and a determination made as to whether a previous session exists. If no previous session exists, a new session is instantiated using a default session configuration. If a previous session exists, a new session is instantiated according to the previous session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Ken J. Beoughter, Daniel D. Christensen, James H. Moore, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140277618
    Abstract: User interface sessions in a user interface device are initiated or resumed according to a device type and a target session. A session request is received from a first client device. A device type associated with the session request is determined, and a graphical user interface configuration is identified according to the device type. A target session associated with the session request is identified and a new session is configured for the first client device according to the identified graphical user interface configuration and the identified target session. Data associated with the new session are transmitted to the first client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Ken J. Beoughter, Daniel D. Christensen, James H. Moore, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140131524
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of transforming movement authority limits for a train traveling in a track network, which includes determining authority of tracks associated with a switch, based at least partially on authority data and/or train authority data for the train, and providing authority on a switch leg of the switch based at least partially on the authority of the associated tracks. The computer-implemented method also includes determining authority of tracks associated with switches on at least two tracks, based at least partially on authority data and/or train authority data for the train, and providing authority on a crossover track between the at least two tracks based at least partially on the authority of the associated tracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Wabtec Holding Corp.
    Inventors: Ann K. Grimm, Phillip A. Burgart, James H. Moore, Rebecca W. Dreasher
  • Patent number: 8478463
    Abstract: A train control system for controlling trains traveling in a track network including tracks with signals associated therewith. The system includes an on-board track database, a positioning system and an on-board control system. The on-board control system receives position data and automatically brakes the train prior to encountering an upcoming signal based upon specified data points. The train is not automatically braked if certain conditions are met. A method for controlling a train traveling in a track network is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Wabtec Holding Corp.
    Inventors: Jeffrey G. Knott, Steve R. Graham, Ann K. Grimm, James H. Moore, M. Frank Wilson, Jeffrey D. Kernwein
  • Publication number: 20100087935
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing an integrated HMI application for monitoring and interacting with both batch and non-batch processes in a process plant are disclosed. A plurality of independent stand-alone software objects defining various batch process interface views are embedded within a non-batch process control interface application. A blackboard service is provided for storing batch control data used by the various stand alone software objects. The blackboard service may be adapted to communicate with a batch control server to receive batch control data for populating the various batch interface views with data relating to various batch processes being carried out in the process plant and to send instructions for controlling the various batches input by users via the various batch interface views.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan W. Pettus, Tusar Nanda, Aaron C. Jones, William G. Irwin, James H. Moore, JR., David L. Deitz, Danny H. Do, Dawn Marruchella
  • Publication number: 20100063656
    Abstract: A train control system for controlling trains traveling in a track network including tracks with signals associated therewith. The system includes an on-board track database, a positioning system and an on-board control system. The on-board control system receives position data and automatically brakes the train prior to encountering an upcoming signal based upon specified data points. The train is not automatically braked if certain conditions are met. A method for controlling a train traveling in a track network is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: WABTEC HOLDING CORP.
    Inventors: Jeffrey G. Knott, Steve R. Graham, Ann K. Grimm, James H. Moore, M. Frank Wilson, Jeffrey D. Kernwein
  • Patent number: 7124190
    Abstract: A method for securing the chronological integrity of files prior to archiving of the files, involving an exchange between a client and a Time Source Provider, the method comprising the steps of: the client generating a Public and a Private Key pair; the client generating attributes of the to be archived files; encrypting the client's files utilizing the client's Public Key; transmitting the encrypted data attributes and key signature to said Time Source Provider; the Time Source Provider creating a TimeMap containing the current time, time calibration data, file attributes and client encryption key signature; and the Time Source Provider providing the client data and time map back to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: James H. Moore
  • Patent number: 7069580
    Abstract: A process control system capable of executing a function after initiation thereof by a user includes a computer having a memory and a processing unit. A security module stored in the memory of the computer and adapted to be executed on the processing unit of the computer analyzes security information to determine whether the function should be executed. The security information is collected contemporaneously with the initiation of the function and in association therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Deitz, William G. Irwin, Godfrey R. Sherriff, Diego M. Benavides, Nathan W. Pettus, James H. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6978620
    Abstract: A variable loading rate method of starting a plurality of gas turbines (GT1, GT2) used in a combined cycle power plant for generating electricity. A first gas turbine is started and allowed to operate at a minimum load condition. The turbine is maintained at this load level while a second gas turbine is started brought up to its minimum load condition. Start-up of a steam turbine (ST) to which the gas turbines are operationally coupled is initiated while both gas turbines are maintained at their minimum load conditions. The load on both gas turbines is then increased to a predetermined level, which is greater than their minimum load levels, once operating temperatures within the steam turbine reach predetermined levels. Subsequently, both gas turbines are loaded as function of the load on the a steam turbine at to which the gas turbines are coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory E. Cooper, James H. Moore, Jatila Ranasinghe
  • Publication number: 20020049652
    Abstract: A method of tracking products in inventory comprises receiving an identifier in a first computer system, the identifier identifying a transaction in which at least one product has been purchased, and transmitting a contact signal from the first computer system to a second computer system, the second computer system storing information relating to a plurality of available products. Information relating to the purchased product is transmitted from the second computer system to the first computer system in response to the second computer receiving the contact signal and used to update information relating to the products in inventory. The identifier is received in the first computer system by scanning a bar code representing the identifier, the bar code being printed on a receipt relating to the transaction. The contact signal and the information relating to the purchased product are transmitted via an internet connection established between the first and second computer systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventors: James H. Moore, Masahito Watanabe
  • Patent number: 5649416
    Abstract: A combined cycle power plant includes at least two gas turbines driving two generators on respective first and second shafts; and a steam turbine having plural sections wherein one or more of the plural sections are on the first shaft and remaining sections of the plural sections are on the second shaft. A variation of the combined cycle power plant includes two gas turbines driving two generators on respective first and second shafts; and a steam turbine including high, intermediate, and low pressure sections on the second shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: James H. Moore