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Stephen Gerard Hammack, Larry Oscar Jundt, J Michael Lucas, Andrew P Dove: Version control and audit trail in a process control system. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, September 10, 2002: US06449624 (191 worldwide citation)

A system useful for controlling a process includes a computer-readable medium and a processor in communication with the computer-readable medium. The system further includes a first database and a second database. The first database stores first data representative of a first configuration of the pr ...


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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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Duncan Schleiss, Ram Ramachandran, Mark Nixon, Michael Lucas: Smart process modules and objects in process plants. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, December 5, 2006: US07146231 (99 worldwide citation)

An operator interface within a process plant includes an execution engine that implements process flow modules made up of interconnected smart process objects that are aware of devices and other entities within the plant and that can perform methods to detect conditions within the plant, especially ...


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Mark Nixon, Michael Lucas, Arthur Webb, Herschel Koska, Jian Li, Larry Jundt, Dennis Stevenson, Robert Havekost, Michael Ott: Module class objects in a process plant configuration system. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, May 9, 2006: US07043311 (75 worldwide citation)

A configuration system for a process plant uses module class objects to assist in configuring, organizing and changing the control and display activities within the process plant. Each module class object generically models or represents a process entity, such as a unit, a piece of equipment, a cont ...


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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 ...


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J Michael Lucas, Mark J Nixon, Ling Zhou, Alper Enver, Arthur Webb: Graphics integration into a process configuration and control environment. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, April 20, 2010: US07702409 (37 worldwide citation)

Graphic elements and graphic displays are provided for use in a process environment to display information to one or more users about the process environment, such as the current state of device within a process plant. The graphic elements and display may be associated with various logical and physi ...


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John Michael Lucas, Mark J Nixon, Ling Zhou, Alper T Enver, Arthur Webb: Graphics integration into a process configuration and control environment. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, November 15, 2011: US08060834 (31 worldwide citation)

Graphic elements and graphic displays are provided for use in a process environment to display information to one or more users about the process environment, such as the current state of devices within a process plant. The graphic elements and displays may be associated with various logical and phy ...


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Mark J Nixon, Michael G Ott, Larry O Jundt, John Michael Lucas, Dennis L Stevenson, Nancy Stevenson legal representative: System for configuring a process control environment. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, May 22, 2012: US08185871 (31 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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J Michael Lucas, Arthur Webb, Mark J Nixon, Larry O Jundt, Jian Li, Dennis L Stevenson, Michael G Ott, Herschel O Koska, Robert B Havekost: Version control for objects in a process plant configuration system. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, October 3, 2006: US07117052 (29 worldwide citation)

A version control system helps to keep track of versions of process plant items that may represent, or be capable of representing, entities in a process plant. The process plant items may comprise, for example, module objects which may be capable of specifically representing process entities of the ...


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Michael Lucas, James M Klotz, Frank Farfan, S Warren Hall: Emergency warning escape system. January 14, 1997: US05594410 (26 worldwide citation)

An enhanced emergency warning and escape system is taught. The system can advantageously be combined with existing smoke or fir detector technology to share detection technology and activate additional electrical equipment for improving or simplifying the escape or emergency condition. As part of th ...