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Terrence Blevins, Mark Nixon, Michael Lucas, Arthur Webb, Ken Beoughter: Integration of graphic display elements, process modules and control modules in process plants. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, September 19, 2006: US07110835 (106 worldwide citation)

Graphic displays, which display information about process elements and the manner in which these elements are connected within a process, process modules, which simulate the operation of the elements depicted within the graphic displays and control modules, which perform on-line control activities w ...


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Mark J Nixon, Robert Havekost, Ken Beoughter: Interconnected zones within a process control system. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, October 30, 2007: US07289994 (27 worldwide citation)

A process control system includes multiple zones containing process control network communicatively interconnected to exchange information necessary to monitor the system and to perform process control. Each zone may include an inter-zone server that controls the exchange of information between the ...


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Mark J Nixon, Terrence Blevins, Daniel Dean Christensen, Paul Richard Muston, Ken Beoughter: Big data in process control systems. FISHER ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, January 31, 2017: US09558220 (13 worldwide citation)

A big data network or system for a process control system or plant includes a big data apparatus including a data storage area configured to store, using a common data schema, multiple types of process data and/or plant data (such as configuration and real-time data) that is used in, generated by or ...


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Mark J Nixon, Ken Beoughter, Brandon Hieb, Terrence L Blevins, Dennis L Stevenson: Custom function blocks for use with process control systems. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, October 26, 2010: US07822495 (3 worldwide citation)

A system and method for creating and incorporating a function block within a process control system enables a user of the process control system to generate a function block by combining a plurality of files selected from a group of files provided by the manufacturer of the process control system to ...


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Mark J Nixon, Terry Blevins, John Michael Lucas, Ken Beoughter: Apparatus and methods to access information associated with a process control system. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Hanley Flight & Zimmerman, March 26, 2013: US08407716 (2 worldwide citation)

Example apparatus and methods to access information associated with a process control system are disclosed. A disclosed example method involves receiving a first user-defined parameter name to reference a first datum value in a first data source. The first one of a plurality of data source interface ...


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Mark J Nixon, Ken Beoughter, Brandon Hieb, Terrence L Blevins, Dennis L Stevenson: Custom function blocks for use with process control systems. FISHER ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, July 21, 2015: US09086692 (1 worldwide citation)

A system and method for creating and incorporating a function block within a process control system enables a user of the process control system to generate a function block by combining a plurality of files selected from a group of files provided by the manufacturer of the process control system to ...


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Mark J Nixon, Terrence Blevins, Daniel Dean Christensen, Paul Richard Muston, Ken Beoughter: Data modeling studio. FISHER ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, August 22, 2017: US09740802

A data modeling studio provides a structured environment for graphically creating and executing models which may be configured for diagnosis, prognosis, analysis, identifying relationships, etc., within a process plant. The data modeling studio includes a configuration engine for generating user int ...


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Terrence Blevins, Mark Nixon, Michael Lucas, Arthur Webb, Ken Beoughter: Smart process objects used in a process plant modeling system. FISHER ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, February 27, 2018: US09904263

Smart process objects, which have both graphical and simulation elements, may be used to create one or more graphic displays and one or more process simulation modules, each having elements which may communicate with one another and with devices within a process plant to model and depict the operati ...


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Mark J Nixon, Stephen G Hammack, Bruce Campney, Ken Beoughter, J Michael Lucas, Stephen Gilbert: Graphic display configuration framework for unified control system interface. FISHER ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, March 15, 2016: US09285795

A common process control graphical user interface plant operators, plant maintenance personnel, and management is disclosed which provides a real-time interface to both the process and the plant. The common interface is modular in design and is capable of supporting various specializations for each ...


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Mark J Nixon, Stephen G Hammack, Bruce Campney, Ken Beoughter, J Michael Lucas, Stephen Gilbert: Graphic display configuration framework for unified control system interface. FISHER ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, January 26, 2016: US09244451

A common process control graphical user interface plant operators, plant maintenance personnel, and management is disclosed which provides a real-time interface to both the process and the plant. The common interface is modular in design and is capable of supporting various specializations for each ...