US Patent No: 7,299,415

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Method and apparatus for providing help information in multiple formats

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A system and method that provides help information pertaining a process entity, such as a process device, in a number of different formats presents a first display template that enables a user to request the help information in a first format such as a DDHelp format and presents a second template in response to selection of the first template by the user wherein the second template includes the help information in the first format. The system and method then present a third graphical template that enables a user to request the help information in a second format, such as a WinHelp format and present a fourth template in response to selection of the third template by the user wherein the fourth template includes the help information in the second format.

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FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.AUSTIN, TX437

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Opheim, Greg St. Paul, MN 2 19
Sigtermans, Walt Apple Valley, MN 1 5
Wilson, Sean Isanti, MN 13 92

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ROSEMOUNT INC. (2)
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
* 9,171,076 Help information for links in a mashup page 0 2009
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
* 2013/0117,668 PRESENTATION OF MULTIPLE SOURCES OF APPLICATION GUIDANCE INFORMATION 0 2011
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
* 8,929,666 Method and apparatus of generating a multi-format template image from a single format template image 0 2012
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