04914568 is referenced by 237 patents and cites 9 patents.

A method for programming a computer system having a display console for displaying inages to control at least one of a virtual instrument and an instrument by the steps of displaying on the screen at least one first function-icon that references at least one first control module for controlling at least one first function; displaying on the screen at least one iteration-icon that references iteration control module for controlling multiple iterations of data flow displaying on the screen at least one first input variable-icon that references at least one first input variable; displaying on the screen at least one first output variable-icon that references at least one first output variable; assembling on the screen a panel and assembling on the screen a first acyclic data flow diagram including the at least one first function-icon and the at least one iteration-icon and the at least one first input variable-icon and the at least one first output variable-ion, such that the diagram displays a first procedure for producing at least one value for the at least one first output variable-icon from at least one value for the at least one first input variable-icon, and such that the at least one iteration-icon in the diagram indicates multiple iterations of the at least one first function in the course of the first procedure.

Title
Graphical system for modelling a process and associated method
Application Number
6/923127
Publication Number
4914568
Application Date
October 24, 1986
Publication Date
April 3, 1990
Inventor
John E MacCrisken
Palo Alto
CA, US
James J Truchard
Austin
TX, US
Jeffrey L Kodosky
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert
Assignee
National Instruments
TX, US
IPC
G06F 3/153
G06F 15/46
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