US Patent No. 10,365,641

SYNCHRONIZATION OF CONFIGURATION CHANGES IN A PROCESS PLANT


Patent No. 10,365,641
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Synchronization Of Configuration Changes In A Process Plant
Inventorship Julian K Naidoo, Cedar Park, TX (US)
Cristopher Ian Sarmiento Uy, Metro Manila (PH)
Daniel R. Strinden, Austin, TX (US)
Prashant Joshi, Leicester (GB)
Assignee FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC., Round Rock, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,365,641

1. A computing device for synchronizing dependents object in a process plant, the computing device comprising:one or more processors; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium coupled to the one or more processors and storing a configuration application thereon, that when executed by the one or more processors, causes the computing device to:
receive a modification to a first object corresponding to a first process entity;
receive a request to instantiate the modified first object for operation at run-time;
identify one or more dependent second objects with respect to the modified first object that have at least one pending modification, wherein the one or more dependent second objects each correspond to respective second process plant entities;
cause an instantiation of the modified first object and an instantiation of at least one of the one or more dependent second objects to be generated; and
cause the instantiation of the modified first object and the instantiation of the at least one dependent second object to be executed so that the first process entity and the second process entity operate at run-time according to the instantiation of the modified first object and the instantiation of the at least one dependent second object, respectively.