Patents by Inventor James P. McIntyre

James P. McIntyre 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: 11474875
    Abstract: A system for dynamically load-balancing at least one redistribution element across a group of computing resources that facilitates at least an aspect of an Industrial Execution Process in an M:N working configuration is illustrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Raja Ramana Macha, Andrew Lee David Kling, Frans Middeldorp, Nestor Jesus Camino, Jr., James Gerard Luth, James P. McIntyre
  • Patent number: 11454957
    Abstract: Configuring distributed control in an industrial system comprises building an asset model representative of a process control installation of the industrial system and creating an asset library of distributed control assets according to a distributed control programming standard. The asset model includes modeled assets defined according to levels of a physical model standard and representing physical devices of the industrial system. The distributed control assets each have one or more predefined, built-in facets. One of the distributed control assets in the asset library is mapped to each of the modeled assets to configure the process control installation of the industrial system and generate an asset-based control application for providing distributed control of the industrial system. Additional aspects relate to auto-creation of control applications based on an information model, either through the use of machine learning or an asset configurator tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SYSTEMS USA, INC.
    Inventors: Anil Kumar Nalala Pochaiah, James P. McIntyre, Sarat Kumar Reddy Molakaseema
  • Patent number: 11372574
    Abstract: A method is provided for managing availability of runtime asset data used by client applications hosted on workstations of an industrial system, the method including distributing runtime asset data about assets of the industrial system received at the plurality of workstations among runtime asset data caches associated with the client applications. At least a portion of locally stored runtime asset data stored on a local runtime asset data cache is replicated and stored remotely on the runtime asset data cache associated with another client application. The locally stored runtime asset data is periodically evaluated to determine if it is up-to-date, and in response to determining it is not up-to-date, the locally stored runtime asset data is updated by requesting and retrieving a replicated and updated version of the locally stored runtime asset data from the runtime asset data cache remotely storing the replicated version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Mallikarjuna Munugoti, James P. McIntyre, Sameer Kondejkar, Padmaja Bodanapu
  • Publication number: 20220155961
    Abstract: A method is provided for managing availability of runtime asset data used by client applications hosted on workstations of an industrial system, the method including distributing runtime asset data about assets of the industrial system received at the plurality of workstations among runtime asset data caches associated with the client applications. At least a portion of locally stored runtime asset data stored on a local runtime asset data cache is replicated and stored remotely on the runtime asset data cache associated with another client application. The locally stored runtime asset data is periodically evaluated to determine if it is up-to-date, and in response to determining it is not up-to-date, the locally stored runtime asset data is updated by requesting and retrieving a replicated and updated version of the locally stored runtime asset data from the runtime asset data cache remotely storing the replicated version.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Mallikarjuna Munugoti, James P. McIntyre, Sameer Kondejkar, Padmaja Bodanapu
  • Publication number: 20210373969
    Abstract: In a Boundaryless Control High Availability (“BCHA”) system (e.g., industrial control system) comprising multiple computing resources (or computational engines) running on multiple machines, technology for computing in real time the overall system availability based upon the capabilities/characteristics of the available computing resources, applications to execute and the distribution of the applications across those resources is disclosed. In some embodiments, the disclosed technology can dynamically manage, coordinate recommend certain actions to system operators to maintain availability of the overall system at a desired level. High Availability features may be implemented across a variety of different computing resources distributed across various aspects of a BCHA system and/or computing resources. Two example implementations of BCHA systems described involve an M:N working configuration and M:N+R working configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Raja Ramana MACHA, Andrew Lee David KLING, Frans MIDDELDORP, Nestor Jesus CAMINO, JR., James Gerard LUTH, James P. MCINTYRE
  • Publication number: 20210311463
    Abstract: Configuring distributed control in an industrial system comprises building an asset model representative of a process control installation of the industrial system and creating an asset library of distributed control assets according to a distributed control programming standard. The asset model includes modeled assets defined according to levels of a physical model standard and representing physical devices of the industrial system. The distributed control assets each have one or more predefined, built-in facets. One of the distributed control assets in the asset library is mapped to each of the modeled assets to configure the process control installation of the industrial system and generate an asset-based control application for providing distributed control of the industrial system. Additional aspects relate to auto-creation of control applications based on an information model, either through the use of machine learning or an asset configurator tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Anil Kumar Nalala Pochaiah, James P. McIntyre, Sarat Kumar Reddy Molakaseema
  • Patent number: 11126471
    Abstract: A system for dynamically load-balancing at least one redistribution element across a group of computing resources that facilitates at least an aspect of an Industrial Execution Process in an M:N working configuration is illustrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Raja Ramana Macha, Andrew Lee David Kling, Frans Middeldorp, Nestor Jesus Camino, Jr., James Gerard Luth, James P. McIntyre
  • Publication number: 20210263783
    Abstract: In a Boundaryless Control High Availability (“BCHA”) system (e.g., industrial control system) comprising multiple computing resources (or computational engines) running on multiple machines, technology for computing in real time the overall system availability based upon the capabilities/characteristics of the available computing resources, applications to execute and the distribution of the applications across those resources is disclosed. In some embodiments, the disclosed technology can dynamically manage, coordinate recommend certain actions to system operators to maintain availability of the overall system at a desired level. High Availability features may be implemented across a variety of different computing resources distributed across various aspects of a BCHA system and/or computing resources. Two example implementations of BCHA systems described involve an M:N working configuration and M:N+R working configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Raja Ramana MACHA, Andrew Lee David KLING, Frans MIDDELDORP, Nestor Jesus CAMINO, JR., James Gerard LUTH, James P. MCINTYRE
  • Patent number: 10996992
    Abstract: In a Boundaryless Control High Availability (“BCHA”) system (e.g., industrial control system) comprising multiple computing resources (or computational engines) running on multiple machines, technology for computing in real time the overall system availability based upon the capabilities/characteristics of the available computing resources, applications to execute and the distribution of the applications across those resources is disclosed. In some embodiments, the disclosed technology can dynamically manage, coordinate recommend certain actions to system operators to maintain availability of the overall system at a desired level. High Availability features may be implemented across a variety of different computing resources distributed across various aspects of a BCHA system and/or computing resources. Two example implementations of BCHA systems described involve an M:N working configuration and M:N+R working configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Raja Ramana Macha, Andrew Lee David Kling, Frans Middeldorp, Nestor Jesus Camino, Jr., James Gerard Luth, James P. McIntyre
  • Patent number: 10810053
    Abstract: In a Boundaryless Control High Availability (“BCHA”) system (e.g., industrial control system) comprising multiple computing resources (or computational engines) running on multiple machines, technology for computing in real time the overall system availability based upon the capabilities/characteristics of the available computing resources, applications to execute and the distribution of the applications across those resources is disclosed. In some embodiments, the disclosed technology can dynamically manage, coordinate recommend certain actions to system operators to maintain availability of the overall system at a desired level. High Availability features may be implemented across a variety of different computing resources distributed across various aspects of a BCHA system and/or computing resources. Two example implementations of BCHA systems described involve an M:N working configuration and M:N+R working configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SYSTEMS USA, INC.
    Inventors: Raja Ramana Macha, Andrew Lee David Kling, Frans Middeldorp, Nestor Jesus Camino, Jr., James Gerard Luth, James P. McIntyre
  • Publication number: 20190361753
    Abstract: In a Boundaryless Control High Availability (“BCHA”) system (e.g., industrial control system) comprising multiple computing resources (or computational engines) running on multiple machines, technology for computing in real time the overall system availability based upon the capabilities/characteristics of the available computing resources, applications to execute and the distribution of the applications across those resources is disclosed. In some embodiments, the disclosed technology can dynamically manage, coordinate recommend certain actions to system operators to maintain availability of the overall system at a desired level. High Availability features may be implemented across a variety of different computing resources distributed across various aspects of a BCHA system and/or computing resources. Two example implementations of BCHA systems described involve an M:N working configuration and M:N+R working configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Raja Ramana MACHA, Andrew Lee David KLING, Frans MIDDELDORP, Nestor Jesus CAMINO, JR., James Gerard LUTH, James P. MCINTYRE
  • Publication number: 20190347171
    Abstract: In a Boundaryless Control High Availability (“BCHA”) system (e.g., industrial control system) comprising multiple computing resources (or computational engines) running on multiple machines, technology for computing in real time the overall system availability based upon the capabilities/characteristics of the available computing resources, applications to execute and the distribution of the applications across those resources is disclosed. In some embodiments, the disclosed technology can dynamically manage, coordinate recommend certain actions to system operators to maintain availability of the overall system at a desired level. High Availability features may be implemented across a variety of different computing resources distributed across various aspects of a BCHA system and/or computing resources. Two example implementations of BCHA systems described involve an M:N working configuration and M:N+R working configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Raja Ramana MACHA, Andrew Lee David KLING, Frans MIDDELDORP, Nestor Jesus CAMINO, JR., James Gerard LUTH, James P. MCINTYRE
  • Publication number: 20190205180
    Abstract: In a Boundaryless Control High Availability (“BCHA”) system (e.g., industrial control system) comprising multiple computing resources (or computational engines) running on multiple machines, technology for computing in real time the overall system availability based upon the capabilities/characteristics of the available computing resources, applications to execute and the distribution of the applications across those resources is disclosed. In some embodiments, the disclosed technology can dynamically manage, coordinate recommend certain actions to system operators to maintain availability of the overall system at a desired level. High Availability features may be implemented across a variety of different computing resources distributed across various aspects of a BCHA system and/or computing resources. Two example implementations of BCHA systems described involve an M:N working configuration and M:N+R working configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Raja Ramana MACHA, Andrew Lee David KLING, Frans MIDDELDORP, Nestor Jesus CAMINO, JR., James Gerard LUTH, James P. MCINTYRE
  • Patent number: 9829881
    Abstract: A template-based supervisory process control and manufacturing information application development facility is disclosed that includes a number of time-saving application development tools that significantly enhance design productivity and allow re-using of previously developed application building blocks. The development facility includes an application object template library that stores a set of previously defined application object templates. The template library is accessed by developers through a configuration utility that facilitates specifying instances of the set of previously defined application object templates to be included in an application. Thereafter, application objects are instantiated from the selected ones of the set of previously defined application object templates in a build of the specified application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Software, LLC
    Inventors: Robert M. Resnick, James P. McIntyre, Laurence G. LeBlanc, Timothy Sowell, Sr., Brian Erickson, Pankaj H. Mody
  • Patent number: 8984594
    Abstract: A security component within a supervisory process control and manufacturing information system comprising a set of user roles corresponding to different types of users within the information system, a set of security groups defining a set of security permissions with regard to a set of objects, wherein each security group includes an access definition relating the security permissions to at least one of the set of user roles, and a set of user accounts assigned to at least one of the defined roles thereby indirectly defining access rights with regard to the set of objects having restricted access within the system. The security permissions within the supervisory process control and manufacturing information system are assigned at an object attribute level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. McIntyre, Robert M. Resnick, Timothy Sowell, Kenneth Kasajian, Pankaj H. Mody
  • Publication number: 20150039112
    Abstract: A template-based supervisory process control and manufacturing information application development facility is disclosed that includes a number of time-saving application development tools that significantly enhance design productivity and allow re-using of previously developed application building blocks. The development facility includes an application object template library that stores a set of previously defined application object templates. The template library is accessed by developers through a configuration utility that facilitates specifying instances of the set of previously defined application object templates to be included in an application. Thereafter, application objects are instantiated from the selected ones of the set of previously defined application object templates in a build of the specified application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Resnick, James P. McIntyre, Laurence G. LeBlanc, Timothy Sowell, SR., Brian Erickson, Pankaj H. Mody
  • Patent number: 8898622
    Abstract: A template-based supervisory process control and manufacturing information application development facility is disclosed that includes a number of time-saving application development tools that significantly enhance design productivity and allow re-using of previously developed application building blocks. The development facility includes an application object template library that stores a set of previously defined application object templates. The template library is accessed by developers through a configuration utility that facilitates specifying instances of the set of previously defined application object templates to be included in an application. Thereafter, application objects are instantiated from the selected ones of the set of previously defined application object templates in a build of the specified application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Resnick, James P. McIntyre, Laurence G. LeBlanc, Timothy Sowell, Brian Erickson, Pankaj H. Mody
  • Publication number: 20140189788
    Abstract: A security component within a supervisory process control and manufacturing information system comprising a set of user roles corresponding to different types of users within the information system, a set of security groups defining a set of security permissions with regard to a set of objects, wherein each security group includes an access definition relating the security permissions to at least one of the set of user roles, and a set of user accounts assigned to at least one of the defined roles thereby indirectly defining access rights with regard to the set of objects having restricted access within the system. The security permissions within the supervisory process control and manufacturing information system are assigned at an object attribute level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: James P. McIntyre, Robert M. Resnick, Timothy Sowell, Kenneth Kasajian, Pankaj H. Mody
  • Patent number: 8707399
    Abstract: A security component within a supervisory process control and manufacturing information system comprising a set of user roles corresponding to different types of users within the information system, a set of security groups defining a set of security permissions with regard to a set of objects, wherein each security group includes an access definition relating the security permissions to at least one of the set of user roles, and a set of user accounts assigned to at least one of the defined roles thereby indirectly defining access rights with regard to the set of objects having restricted access within the system. The security permissions within the supervisory process control and manufacturing information system are assigned at an object attribute level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. McIntyre, Robert M. Resnick, Timothy Sowell, Kenneth Kasajian, Pankaj H. Mody
  • Publication number: 20130261773
    Abstract: A template-based supervisory process control and manufacturing information application development facility is disclosed that includes a number of time-saving application development tools that significantly enhance design productivity and allow re-using of previously developed application building blocks. The development facility includes an application object template library that stores a set of previously defined application object templates. The template library is accessed by developers through a configuration utility that facilitates specifying instances of the set of previously defined application object templates to be included in an application. Thereafter, application objects are instantiated from the selected ones of the set of previously defined application object templates in a build of the specified application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Resnick, James P. McIntyre, Laurence G. LeBlanc, Timothy Sowell, Brian Erickson, Pankaj H. Mody