07367028 is referenced by 53 patents and cites 30 patents.

A system and method for creating and using configuration diagrams for configuring distributed systems. The methods described herein may be used for various types of operations in configuring distributed systems, including creating programs, managing programs in the distributed system, deploying programs to various distributed devices, configuring remote execution or inter-operation of distributed programs, and executing distributed applications. Embodiments of the invention utilize graphical iconic-based techniques for performing the above operations. The configuration diagram may include device icons which represent devices and program icons which represent programs. Device icons and program icons may be associated with each other to accomplish various program creation and deployment operations. Device icons and program icons may also interact with graphical program nodes or icons. Context sensitive device connections and/or program connections are displayed. An asynchronous data flow node may be used to facilitate asynchronous data flow between two graphical programs. The distributed system may also support distributed graphical debugging.

Title
Graphically deploying programs on devices in a system
Application Number
10/113067
Publication Number
7367028 (B2)
Application Date
April 1, 2002
Publication Date
April 29, 2008
Inventor
Steven W Rogers
Austin
TX, US
Darshan Shah
Round Rock
TX, US
Jeffrey L Kodosky
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Jeffrey C Hood
Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C
Assignee
National Instruments Corporation
TX, US
IPC
G06F 3/048
G06F 3/00
G06F 9/445
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