US Patent Application No: 2012/0078,968

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METHODS AND APPARATUS TO MANAGE PROCESS DATA

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Example methods and apparatus to manage process control data are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving a request for process data associated with a field device, searching a database for a descriptor file that includes the requested process data, and accessing the descriptor file to retrieve the process data to display within an application, wherein the process data is retrieved using a schema that specifies that the process data is located at an object referenced by a file entry that is part of a section of a file body included within the file. In the example method, the object may include at least one of an expression to calculate a value using the process data in a mathematical formula or a display transformation to instruct how the process data is to be displayed.

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FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.AUSTIN, TX412

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Nixon, Mark Round Rock, TX 65 2324

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MICROSOFT CORPORATION (1)
8,775,385 Techniques to modify file descriptors for content files 0 2012