I am a web developer that builds applications centered around business analytics and statistics. I have worked as a engineer and scientist for about the last 15 years in various laboratories across the country. I am very familiar with laboratory measurements, associated uncertainties, and instrument process control. I have basically developed a pattern analyzer algorithm that detects particular patterns forming as a stock price changes over time. Its fairly sophisticated. I am wanting to expand it to other applications. I have been then thinking that I can apply this algorithm to SPC. The algorithm can detect patterns that are associated with particular QC failures. Control chart software currently looks at single point or even a group of points outside of control bands. My software not only would detect a point outside the control limit and groups of points outside the control limits but how the points are orientated and if the are related to a particular pattern. This will allow particular patterns to be associated with certain process that affect SPC. I've never seen it and was wondering if anybody here knew any software out there can detect specific patterns in control charts. Also can anybody give me any thoughts about if something like this would be use full or be in demand.