Patents by Inventor John W. Gomola

John W. Gomola 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: 4977529
    Abstract: A training simulator for the full-scope real-time dynamic operation of a nuclear power plant utilizes apparatus that includes control consoles having manual and automatic devices for operating simulated plant components and indicating devices for monitoring physical values in the simulated plant. A general purpose digital computer configuration is connected to the control consoles to accept input data indicative of the operated condition of the console control devices and perform dynamic real-time simulation calculations for providing output data to the monitoring devices. An instructor's console, which has control and indicating devices, is connected to the computer configuration to perform functions that include initializing and "replaying" selected operational states of the simulated plant. The majority of the control components of the simulated plant, such as valves, pumps and controllers, are simulated separately from the simulated system they control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1973
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corp.
    Inventors: Gerald L. Gregg, Richard E. Putman, John W. Gomola
  • Patent number: 4389706
    Abstract: An industrial production or other operational system is established by connecting apparatus which implements system operation to a digital computer system using an interface system. Machine readable definitions of events, of executable jobs, and of system variables are prepared for computer entry and ultimately for configuration of the system apparatus into an entity having operational characteristics corresponding to the entered definitions.The definitions of system variables may include definitions of signals which are coupled between the system apparatus and the computer through the interface system, and such signals may be put to system monitoring or control uses or both of these uses in the structured system. Some of the definitions may be computer programs, but most are preferably definitions of the system configuration written out in a language which a systems engineer can understand and use. Generally, definitions may include designators which are names or numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1972
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1983
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corp.
    Inventors: John W. Gomola, Theodore C. Giras, William G. Wood, Richard E. Putman, Rodney E. Gilbreath, John S. Deliyannides, Terry B. Cullen, F. David Jones
  • Patent number: 4227245
    Abstract: An industrial production or other operational system is established by connecting apparatus which implements system operations to a digital computer system using an interface system. Machine readable definitions of events, of executable jobs, and of system variables are prepared for computer entry and ultimately for configuration of the system apparatus into an entity having operational characteristics corresponding to the entered definitions.The definitions of system variables may include definitions of signals which are coupled between the system apparatus and the computer through the interface system, and such signals may be put to system monitoring or control uses or both of these uses in the structured system. Some of the definitions may be computer programs, but most are preferably definitions of the system configuration written out in a language which a systems engineer can understand and use. Generally, definitions may include designators which are names or numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1972
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1980
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corp.
    Inventors: Warren A. Edblad, John W. Gomola, Frank E. Wallace, William G. Wood, F. David Jones
  • Patent number: 4215406
    Abstract: An industrial production or other operational system is established by connecting apparatus which implements system operations to a digital computer system using an interface system. Machine readable definitions of events, of executable jobs, and of system variables are prepared for computer entry and ultimately for configuration of the system apparatus into an entity having operational characteristics corresponding to the entered definitions.The definitions of system variables may include definitions of signals which are coupled between the system apparatus and the computer through the interface system, and such signals may be put to system monitoring or control uses or both of these uses in the structured system. Some of the definitions may be computer programs, but most are preferably definitions of the system configuration written out in a language which a systems engineer can understand and use. Generally, definitions may include designators which are names or numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1972
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1980
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corp.
    Inventors: John W. Gomola, Theodore C. Giras, William G. Wood, Richard E. Putman, Rodney E. Gilbreath, John S. Deliyannides, Terry B. Cullen, F. David Jones, Warren A. Edblad, Frank E. Wallace
  • Patent number: 4215407
    Abstract: An industrial production or other operational system is established by connecting apparatus which implements system operations to a digital computer system using an interface system. Machine readable definitions of events, of executable jobs, and of system variables are prepared for computer entry and ultimately for configuration of the system apparatus into an entity having operational characteristics corresponding to the entered definitions.The definitions of system variables may include definitions of signals which are coupled between the system apparatus and the computer through the interface system, and such signals may be put to system monitoring or control uses or both of these uses in the structured system. Some of the definitions may be computer programs, but most are preferably definitions of the system configuration written out in a language which a systems engineer can understand and use. Generally, definitions may include designators which are names or numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1972
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1980
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corp.
    Inventors: John W. Gomola, William G. Wood, F. David Jones, Frank E. Wallace, Ross T. Marano