Patents by Inventor Richard Linwood Linscott

Richard Linwood Linscott 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: 11353838
    Abstract: High availability and data migration in a distributed process control computing environment. Allocation algorithms distribute data and applications among available compute nodes, such as controllers in a process control system. In the process control system, an input/output device, such as a fieldbus module, can be used by any controller. Databases store critical execution information for immediate takeover by a backup compute element. The compute nodes are configured to execute algorithms for mitigating dead time in the distributed computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Raja Ramana Macha, Andrew Lee David Kling, Nestor Jesus Camino, Jr., James Gerard Luth, Richard Linwood Linscott
  • Publication number: 20220172221
    Abstract: Systems and methods for conducting hydrocarbon custody transfer uses blockchain to eliminate or minimize mistrust over the reliability, accuracy, and immutability of data. The blockchain is provided as a shared data layer that can store the data in a secure and tamperproof manner. The data may include data generated by equipment, sensors, people, processes, and the like, and may be automatically generated or compiled manually. A blockchain application digitally signs the data using public/private key encryption before uploading the data to the blockchain. The data can then be made available to all authorized custody transfer parties, including oil producers, well operators, regulatory teams, and the like, in the form of notifications, shared dashboards, and/or auto reports. Smart contracts may be embedded in the blockchain to carry out monetary settlements and value exchange by automating funds transfer if certain criteria are met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Subha Lalitha BHATTIPROLU, Richard Linwood LINSCOTT, Alexander Park JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20210209044
    Abstract: Methods and Systems are described for control at/of a network node. The network node can include a control module and first and second modules coupled to the control module. The first module can be configured to select first input/output (I/O) types of a field device coupled at an I/O interface of the network node. The second module can be configured to select a second I/O types of the field device. The first and second modules can be coupled to the I/O interface through a field device coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Park JOHNSON, Michael FOX, Michael Ian BAINES, Mark William GREEN, Richard Linwood LINSCOTT
  • Publication number: 20210124325
    Abstract: High availability and data migration in a distributed process control computing environment. Allocation algorithms distribute data and applications among available compute nodes, such as controllers in a process control system. In the process control system, an input/output device, such as a fieldbus module, can be used by any controller. Databases store critical execution information for immediate takeover by a backup compute element. The compute nodes are configured to execute algorithms for mitigating dead time in the distributed computing environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Raja Ramana Macha, Andrew Lee David Kling, Nestor Jesus Camino, JR., James Gerard Luth, Richard Linwood Linscott
  • Patent number: 10958550
    Abstract: Capturing messages exchanged with field devices in an industrial process without disrupting communication of the messages. A diagnostic driver embedded within a gateway device detects abnormal conditions in connections between the gateway device and the field devices. The diagnostic driver captures messages indicative of the abnormal condition without disrupting message communication. The driver is capable of transmitting captured messages, on demand, to a workstation computing device for diagnosis of the abnormal condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishna Rao Mendu, Christopher Hu, Naveen Kumar, Richard Linwood Linscott
  • Patent number: 10929324
    Abstract: Methods and Systems are described for control at/of a network node. The network node can include a control module and first and second modules coupled to the control module. The first module can be configured to select first input/output (I/O) types of a field device coupled at an I/O interface of the network node. The second module can be configured to select a second I/O types of the field device. The first and second modules can be coupled to the I/O interface through a field device coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Park Johnson, Michael Fox, Michael Ian Baines, Mark William Green, Richard Linwood Linscott
  • Patent number: 10908574
    Abstract: High availability and data migration in a distributed process control computing environment. Allocation algorithms distribute data and applications among available compute nodes, such as controllers in a process control system. In the process control system, an input/output device, such as a fieldbus module, can be used by any controller. Databases store critical execution information for immediate takeover by a backup compute element. The compute nodes are configured to execute algorithms for mitigating dead time in the distributed computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Raja Ramana Macha, Andrew Lee David Kling, Nestor Jesus Camino, Jr., James Gerard Luth, Richard Linwood Linscott
  • Patent number: 10663957
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for control and/or asset performance management of a system, in-situ, at an asset. A system application model can be deployed to at least a first network node fixed, in-situ, at the asset using a short-range, low-power communication network. The first network node can execute a master avatar using the deployed system application model and generate, at a second network node, a master-slave avatar using the master avatar executed at the first network node. The master avatar and/or master-slave avatar can be configured to perform control of the system, in-situ, at the first network node and the second network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Clark, Richard Linwood Linscott
  • Publication number: 20190377310
    Abstract: High availability and data migration in a distributed process control computing environment. Allocation algorithms distribute data and applications among available compute nodes, such as controllers in a process control system. In the process control system, an input/output device, such as a fieldbus module, can be used by any controller. Databases store critical execution information for immediate takeover by a backup compute element. The compute nodes are configured to execute algorithms for mitigating dead time in the distributed computing environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Raja Ramana Macha, Andrew Lee David Kling, Nestor Jesus Camino, JR., James Gerard Luth, Richard Linwood Linscott
  • Publication number: 20190372915
    Abstract: Capturing messages exchanged with field devices in an industrial process without disrupting communication of the messages. A diagnostic driver embedded within a gateway device detects abnormal conditions in connections between the gateway device and the field devices. The diagnostic driver captures messages indicative of the abnormal condition without disrupting message communication. The driver is capable of transmitting captured messages, on demand, to a workstation computing device for diagnosis of the abnormal condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Krishna Rao Mendu, Christopher Hu, Naveen Kumar, Richard Linwood Linscott
  • Publication number: 20190347231
    Abstract: Methods and Systems are described for control at/of a network node. The network node can include a control module and first and second modules coupled to the control module. The first module can be configured to select first input/output (I/O) types of a field device coupled at an I/O interface of the network node. The second module can be configured to select a second I/O types of the field device. The first and second modules can be coupled to the I/O interface through a field device coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Park JOHNSON, Michael FOX, Michael Ian BAINES, Mark William GREEN, Richard Linwood LINSCOTT
  • Patent number: 10437212
    Abstract: High availability and data migration in a distributed process control computing environment. Allocation algorithms distribute data and applications among available compute nodes, such as controllers in a process control system. In the process control system, an input/output device, such as a fieldbus module, can be used by any controller. Databases store critical execution information for immediate takeover by a backup compute element. The compute nodes are configured to execute algorithms for mitigating dead time in the distributed computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Raja Ramana Macha, Andrew Lee David Kling, Nestor Jesus Camino, Jr., James Gerard Luth, Richard Linwood Linscott
  • Publication number: 20190056720
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for control and/or asset performance management of a system, in-situ, at an asset. A system application model can be deployed to at least a first network node fixed, in-situ, at the asset using a short-range, low-power communication network. The first network node can execute a master avatar using the deployed system application model and generate, at a second network node, a master-slave avatar using the master avatar executed at the first network node. The master avatar and/or master-slave avatar can be configured to perform control of the system, in-situ, at the first network node and the second network node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: DONALD C. CLARK, RICHARD LINWOOD LINSCOTT
  • Publication number: 20160320759
    Abstract: High availability and data migration in a distributed process control computing environment. Allocation algorithms distribute data and applications among available compute nodes, such as controllers in a process control system. In the process control system, an input/output device, such as a fieldbus module, can be used by any controller. Databases store critical execution information for immediate takeover by a backup compute element. The compute nodes are configured to execute algorithms for mitigating dead time in the distributed computing environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: INVENSYS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Raja Ramana Macha, Andrew Lee David Kling, Nestor Jesus Camino, JR., James Gerard Luth, Richard Linwood Linscott