Patents by Inventor Mark Brian Bell

Mark Brian Bell 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).

  • Publication number: 20200272116
    Abstract: Distributed industrial process monitoring and analytics systems and methods are provided for operation within a process plant. A plurality of distributed data engines (DDEs) may be embedded within the process plant to collect and store data generated by data sources, such as process controllers. Thus, the data may be stored in a distributed manner in the DDEs embedded throughout the process plant. The DDEs may be connected by a data analytics network to facilitate data transmission by subscription or query. The DDEs may be configured as a plurality of clusters, which may further include local and centralized clusters. The local clusters may obtain streaming data from data sources and stream selected data to a data consumer. The centralized cluster may register the local clusters, receive data therefrom, and perform data analytic functions on the received data. The analyzed data may be further sent to a data consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Alper Turhan Enver, Noel Howard Bell, Joshua Brian Kidd, Paul R. Muston
  • Patent number: 10678225
    Abstract: A data analytics service for performing data analytics functions within a distributed process control environment is provided. The service may provide a user interface for creating a first diagram, representing a data model. The first diagram may be configured, compiled, and evaluated using off-line (i.e., historical) data from a distributed process control system, which may include data stored in distributed data engines (DDEs). Following evaluation, the first diagram may be automatically converted into a second diagram that is bound to on-line (i.e., real-time) data sources within the process control environment, which may then be compiled and executed to generate performance or predictive analytics data for the process. The diagrams may comprise a plurality of configurable function blocks or modules, connected logically via wires conveying outputs or inputs of the blocks or modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Brian Kidd, Mark John Nixon, Alper Turhan Enver, Noel Howard Bell, Paul R. Muston
  • Patent number: 10649424
    Abstract: Distributed industrial process monitoring and analytics systems and methods are provided for operation within a process plant. A plurality of distributed data engines (DDEs) may be embedded within the process plant to collect and store data generated by data sources, such as process controllers. Thus, the data may be stored in a distributed manner in the DDEs embedded throughout the process plant. The DDEs may be connected by a data analytics network to facilitate data transmission by subscription or query. The DDEs may be configured as a plurality of clusters, which may further include local and centralized clusters. The local clusters may obtain streaming data from data sources and stream selected data to a data consumer. The centralized cluster may register the local clusters, receive data therefrom, and perform data analytic functions on the received data. The analyzed data may be further sent to a data consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark John Nixon, Alper Turhan Enver, Noel Howard Bell, Joshua Brian Kidd, Paul R. Muston
  • Patent number: 10649449
    Abstract: A technique is provided for providing early fault detection using process control data generated by control devices in a process plant. The technique determines a leading indicator of a condition within the process plant, such as a fault, abnormality, or decrease in performance. The leading indicator may be determined using principal component analysis. A process signal indicating a process variable corresponding to the leading indicator is then obtained and analyzed. A rolling fast Fourier transform (FFT) may be performed on the process signal to generate time-series data with which to monitor the process plant. When the presence of the leading indicator is detected in the time-series data, an alert or other prediction of the condition may be generated. Thus, process faults may be identified using fluctuations and abnormalities as leading predictors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Noel Howard Bell, Mark John Nixon, Alper Turhan Enver, Joshua Brian Kidd, Paul R. Muston
  • Publication number: 20190369607
    Abstract: A system for monitoring and analyzing data in a distributed process control system is provided. The system includes a user interface having a set of user controls for selecting and configuring data blocks to create a data diagram representing a data model. The data blocks are associated with data operations, such as data analytics functions, and may be configured by the user for particular instances of general blocks. The data blocks are interconnected by wires conveying outputs or inputs of the blocks, which may also connect data sources to the data blocks. The data sources may include on-line data (i.e., data streams) or off-line data (i.e., stored data) from the process control system. Additional user controls may be used to evaluate the data diagram or convert the data diagram from an off-line to an on-line version.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Alper Turhan Enver, Mark John Nixon, Noel Howard Bell, Joshua Brian Kidd, Paul R. Muston
  • Patent number: 10386827
    Abstract: A system for monitoring and analyzing data in a distributed process control system is provided. The system includes a user interface having a set of user controls for selecting and configuring data blocks to create a data diagram representing a data model. The data blocks are associated with data operations, such as data analytics functions, and may be configured by the user for particular instances of general blocks. The data blocks are interconnected by wires conveying outputs or inputs of the blocks, which may also connect data sources to the data blocks. The data sources may include on-line data (i.e., data streams) or off-line data (i.e., stored data) from the process control system. Additional user controls may be used to evaluate the data diagram or convert the data diagram from an off-line to an on-line version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Alper Turhan Enver, Mark John Nixon, Noel Howard Bell, Joshua Brian Kidd, Paul R. Muston
  • Patent number: 8671224
    Abstract: Training defense of a computer network. The system includes an enterprise asset subsystem to be defended. The enterprise asset subsystem runs operating system, support services, and application programs. The system also includes a neutral subsystem that is in communication with the enterprise asset subsystem and is used to set up and run at least one exercise scenario, and score performance of enterprise asset defenders in defending the system against exploits. Exploits are launched by an exploitation subsystem communication with the enterprise asset subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Leidos, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Brian Bell, Scott Cruickshanks Kennedy, Carleton Royse Ayers, II, Brian Whyte, Kay Myers
  • Publication number: 20130019312
    Abstract: Training defense of a computer network. The system includes an enterprise asset subsystem to be defended. The enterprise asset subsystem runs operating system, support services, and application programs. The system also includes a neutral subsystem that is in communication with the enterprise asset subsystem and is used to set up and run at least one exercise scenario, and score performance of enterprise asset defenders in defending the system against exploits. Exploits are launched by an exploitation subsystem communication with the enterprise asset subsystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Brian Bell, Scott Cruickshanks Kennedy, Carleton Royse Ayers, II, Brian Whyte, Kay Myers
  • Patent number: 8266320
    Abstract: Training defense of a computer network. The system includes an enterprise asset subsystem to be defended. The enterprise asset subsystem runs operating system, support services, and application programs. The system also includes a neutral subsystem that is in communication with the enterprise asset subsystem and is used to set up and run at least one exercise scenario, and score performance of enterprise asset defenders in defending the system against exploits. Exploits are launched by an exploitation subsystem communication with the enterprise asset subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Science Applications International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Brian Bell, Scott Cruickshanks Kennedy, Carleton Royse Ayers, II, Brian Whyte, Kay Myers