Patent Number: 6,434,500

Title: Interface for managing test definitions

Abstract: A method and apparatus for graphically managing test definitions of a field management system is disclosed. The method and apparatus establish a graphical user interface that is simple to use, efficient, user friendly, and displays test definition related information in an organized manner that can be easily understood by a user. The interface includes a device icon and a test procedure icon presented on a display. The device icon identifies testing data of a field device and the test procedure icon identifies a test procedure that has device testing parameters corresponding to the testing data. A test definition for the field device is created when the device icon and the test procedure icon are associated with each other.

Inventors: Boehne; Scott D. (Savage, MN), Gates; Todd A. (Lakeville, MN), Sigtermans; Walt H. (Apple Valley, MN), Dobrowski; Patrick (Burnsville, MN)

Assignee: Rosemount Inc.

International Classification: G05B 19/418 (20060101); G01R 027/28 (); G01R 031/00 (); G01R 031/14 ()

Expiration Date: 08/13/2019