05903455 is referenced by 186 patents and cites 90 patents.

An interface control for use in a field device management system coupled to a set of smart field devices automatically performs functions related to communication between a device, a database and a user of the management system and functions related to interfacing with a user in a manner which is transparent to the software application running on the management system. The control monitors a device, or a block or a parameter of a device, displays information pertaining to the device, block or parameter to a user, receives information pertaining to such device, block, or parameter from a user and the device, automatically updates the displayed information, and implements changes to the device block or parameter specified by the user. A timeline control specifies a time at which past, present or future configurations of devices, blocks, parameters, or other data associated with one or more devices is to be displayed.

Title
Interface controls for use in a field device management system
Application Number
599371
Publication Number
5903455
Application Date
December 12, 1996
Publication Date
May 11, 1999
Inventor
James W Kieley
Plymouth
MN, US
Craig R Tielens
Minneapolis
MN, US
Jon D Westbrock
Richfield
MN, US
Richard Wagenknecht
Cottage Grove
MN, US
Robert Bruck
Apple Valley
MN, US
Richard R Sharpe Jr
Lakeville
MN, US
Agent
Marshall O Toole Gerstein Murray & Borun
Assignee
Fisher Rosemount Systems
TX, US
IPC
G05B
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