08185219 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 354 patents.

Smart graphic elements are provided for use as portions or components of one or more graphic displays, which may be executed in a process plant to display information to users about the process plant environment, such as the current state of devices within the process plant. Each of the graphic elements is an executable object that includes a property or a variable that may be bound to an associated process entity, like a field device, and that includes multiple visualizations, each of which may be used to graphically depict the associated process entity on a user interface when the graphic element is executed as part of the graphic display. Any of the graphic element visualizations may be used in any particular graphic display and the same graphic display may use different ones of the visualizations at different times. The different visualizations associated with a graphic element make the graphic element more versatile, at they allow the same graphic element to be used in different displays using different graphical styles or norms. These visualizations also enable the same graphic element to be used in displays designed for different types of display devices, such as display devices having large display screens, standard computer screens and very small display screens, such as PDA and telephone display screens.

Title
Graphic element with multiple visualizations in a process environment
Application Number
12/702475
Publication Number
8185219 (B2)
Application Date
February 9, 2010
Publication Date
May 22, 2012
Inventor
Mark J Nixon
Round Rock
TX, US
Tennyson Hao
Quezon
PH
John Michael Lucas
Leicester
GB
Ken J Beoughter
Round Rock
TX, US
Stephen Gilbert
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Marshall Gerstein & Borun
Assignee
Fisher Rosemount Systems
TX, US
IPC
G06F 3/048
G06F 3/00
G05B 19/42
G05B 15/00
G05B 11/01
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