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Richard R Sharpe Jr, Craig R Tielens, Jon D Westbrock: Integrated communication network for use in a field device management system. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall O Toole Gerstein Murray & Borun, September 28, 1999: US05960214 (237 worldwide citation)

A field device management system includes an interface which provides communication between a software application implemented on the system and a set of smart field devices coupled to the system. The interface accesses information from and/or writes information to the smart field devices, a databas ...


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Richard R Sharpe Jr, Robert Bruck, Richard Wagenknecht, Jon D Westbrock, Craig R Tielens, James W Kieley: Interface controls for use in a field device management system. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall O Toole Gerstein Murray & Borun, May 11, 1999: US05903455 (186 worldwide citation)

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 tr ...


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Richard R Sharpe Jr, Craig R Tielens, Jon Westbrock, Gene H Olson, Robert Bruck: System and method for managing a transaction database of records of changes to field device configurations. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall O Toole Gerstein Murray & Borun, July 25, 2000: US06094600 (135 worldwide citation)

A computer-based database management method permits management of a configuration database associated with one of a plurality of devices. Each device has a variable configuration which includes at least one adjustable parameter. The method includes the steps of selecting a particular device, selecti ...


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Jeffrey W Wellan, Richard R Sharpe Jr, Jon D Westbrock: Method and apparatus using a device description for a conventional device. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall O Toole Gerstein Murray & Borun, August 18, 1998: US05796602 (106 worldwide citation)

A field device management system communicates with a smart device using a device description written in a communication protocol associated with the smart device and accesses data pertaining to a conventional or non-smart field device using a device description written in conformance with the smart ...