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Paul F Austin: Method and apparatus for providing picture generation and control features in a graphical data flow environment. National Instruments Corporation, Jeffrey C Hood, April 2, 1996: US05504917 (89 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing picture generation and control features using a graphical data flow environment. The present invention includes a plurality of virtual instruments or VIs that can be used by themselves or in combination to create pictures that are then displayed via a picture con ...


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Ram Kudukoli, Robert E Dye, Paul F Austin, Lothar Wenzel, Jeffrey L Kodosky: System and method for programmatically generating a graphical program in response to program information. National Instruments Corporation, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, Jeffrey C Hood, Jason L Burgess, April 24, 2007: US07210117 (73 worldwide citation)

A system and method for programmatically generating a graphical program or a portion of a graphical program in response to receiving program information is disclosed. During execution of a graphical program generation (GPG) program, the GPG program receives program information specifying functionali ...


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Paul F Austin: System and method for connecting to and viewing live data using a standard user agent. National Instruments Corporation, Jeffrey C Hood, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, July 13, 2004: US06763395 (60 worldwide citation)

A system and method for viewing live data, such as measurement data from an instrumentation system, using a standard user agent or client, such as a web browser. A uniform resource locator (URL) identifying a data source is provided to the user agent. The URL includes a protocol scheme identifying t ...


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Paul F Austin: Graphical programming system and method including nodes for programmatically accessing data sources and targets. National Instruments Corporation, Jeffrey C Hood, February 25, 2003: US06526566 (56 worldwide citation)

A system and method for creating a graphical program which accesses data from/to one or more of a data source or a data target. The present invention greatly simplifies the task of creating or configuring a graphical program to exchange data with a data source and/or data target. When a user is crea ...


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Jeff D Washington, Paul F Austin: System and method for editing a control via direct graphical user interaction. National Instruments Corporation, Jeffrey C Hood, E Alan Davis, Conley Rose & Tayon, February 9, 1999: US05870088 (55 worldwide citation)

A method for editing an OLE control wherein changes may be made to the control in a direct graphically interactive manner. The user drags an icon representation of the control and drops the control onto a form of a container which supports OLE controls, such as Visual Basic. When the user drops the ...


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Jeffrey D Washington, Ram Kudukoli, Robert E Dye, Paul F Austin: System and method for programmatically generating a graphical program in response to user input. National Instruments Corporation, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, Jeffrey C Hood, Jason L Burgess, October 10, 2006: US07120876 (51 worldwide citation)

A system and method for programmatically generating a graphical program or a portion of a graphical program in response to receiving user input. The user input may specify functionality of the graphical program or graphical program portion to be generated. In response to the user input, a graphical ...


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Paul F Austin: Data socket system and method for accessing data sources using URLs. National Instruments Corporation, Jeffrey C Hood, Conley Rose & Tayon PC, April 9, 2002: US06370569 (49 worldwide citation)

A Data Socket client and associated applications and/or tools which provide programs with access to data from various sources and having various types or formats, wherein the access is provided invisibly to the user. The Data Socket client allows the user or program to access any data source availab ...


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Ram Kudukoli, Robert Dye, Paul F Austin, Lothar Wenzel, Jeffrey L Kodosky: System and method for programmatically modifying a graphical program in response to program information. National Instruments Corporation, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, Jeffrey C Hood, Jason L Burgess, February 14, 2006: US07000190 (45 worldwide citation)

A system and method for programmatically generating and modifying graphical programs, in response to receiving program information. The program information may specify functionality of the graphical program or graphical program portion. During execution of a graphical program generation (GPG) progra ...


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Jeff D Washington, Paul F Austin: System and method for editing a control. National Instruments Corporation, Jeffrey C Hood, April 1, 2003: US06542166 (44 worldwide citation)

A container independent method for editing a control, wherein changes may be viewed and evaluated prior to applying the changes to the control. The method comprises a user dropping a control onto a form of a container, such as Visual Basic. When the user drops the control, the container constructs t ...


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Jeff D Washington, Paul F Austin: System and method for editing a control utilizing a preview window to view changes made to the control. National Instruments Corporation, Jeffrey C Hood, February 4, 2003: US06515682 (43 worldwide citation)

A method for editing an OLE control comprises a user dragging an icon representation of the control and dropping the control onto a form of a container which contains OLE controls, such as Visual Basic. When the user drops the control, the container constructs the control and displays the control in ...