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Terrence L Blevins, Mark J Nixon, Wilhelm K Wojsznis: Diagnostics in a process control system which uses multi-variable control techniques. Fisher Rosemont Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, September 2, 2003: US06615090 (130 worldwide citation)

A diagnostic tool automatically collects and stores data indicative of a variability parameter, a mode parameter, a status parameter and a limit parameter for a multi-variable function block associated with one or more devices or loops within a process control system, processes the collected data to ...


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Mark J Nixon, Marion A Keyes IV, Trevor D Schleiss, John A Gudaz, Terrence L Blevins: Method and apparatus for performing a function in a plant using process performance monitoring with process equipment monitoring and control. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, April 17, 2007: US07206646 (127 worldwide citation)

A process control system uses a data collection and distribution system and an asset utilization suite to collect data or information pertaining to the assets of a process plant from various sources or functional areas of the plant including, for example, the process control functional areas, the ma ...


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Mark J Nixon, Neil J Peterson, Trevor D Schleiss, Teresa Chatkoff: Interactive two-way collaboration in process control plants. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Hanley Flight and Zimmerman, August 11, 2009: US07574509 (123 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods of transmitting process control information to a portable communication device associate a resource link with the process control information and transmit the process control information and the resource link to the portable communication device. A session identifier is associate ...


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Mark J Nixon, Dennis L Stevenson, Michael G Ott, Stephen G Hammack: Object-oriented programmable controller. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, March 15, 2005: US06868538 (85 worldwide citation)

An apparatus having a programmable processor and a memory for performing a plurality of user-selectable control functions includes a database for storing a plurality of items associated with each of the control functions. The items include, for each function, at least one procedure for performing an ...


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Larry O Jundt, Mark J Nixon, Jon D Westbrock: User interface that integrates a process control configuration system and a field device management system. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, September 9, 2003: US06618630 (70 worldwide citation)

A user interface is adapted to be used in a process control network having a controller communicatively coupled to a plurality of field devices, a process control configuration database and a workstation having a display, a processor and a memory communicatively coupled to the controller. The user i ...


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Wilhelm K Wojsznis, Terrence L Blevins, Richard C Seeman, Mark J Nixon: Integrated optimal model predictive control in a process control system. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, April 13, 2004: US06721609 (56 worldwide citation)

A model predictive controller having a set of inputs adapted to receive process output signals and further having a set of outputs adapted to supply process input signals to process control devices is configured to perform integrated optimal model predictive control. The controller provides integrat ...


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Trevor D Schleiss, Mark J Nixon, Neil J Peterson, Christopher Felts, Grant Wilson: Transactional data communications for process control systems. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, January 9, 2007: US07162534 (54 worldwide citation)

A transactional data communications system and method communicates information within an enterprise having a process control system and a plurality of information technology systems that are communicatively coupled to the process control system via a web services interface and a transactional inform ...


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Deji Chen, Mark J Nixon, Kent A Burr, Neil J Peterson: Wireless handheld communicator in a process control environment. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, December 29, 2009: US07640007 (51 worldwide citation)

A handheld communicator wirelessly interfaces or communicates with individual devices in a process control system, such as field devices, controllers, etc., to wirelessly perform monitoring, maintenance, configuration and control activities with respect to those devices. The wireless handheld commun ...


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Terrence L Blevins, J Dashene Aren Samson, Mark J Nixon: Integration of process modules and expert systems in process plants. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, January 12, 2010: US07647126 (45 worldwide citation)

A process control system element for use in a process plant includes a process module, which represents a logical unit in the process plant, integrated with an expert module capable of detecting and/or mitigating abnormal situations associated with the logical unit. The process module may include a ...


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Stephen Gilbert, Ken J Beoughter, J Michael Lucas, Hao Tennyson, Mark J Nixon: Graphic element with multiple visualizations in a process environment. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, March 16, 2010: US07680546 (41 worldwide citation)

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 elem ...