Patents by Inventor David J. Morley

David J. Morley has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5168441
    Abstract: Graphical editing methods are employed to construct programs in high-level graphical languages prior to compilation and operation in controllers for industrial or commercial equipment. The editing methods include process, hardware and program editing tasks for defining both process and hardware I/O points and connecting them to variables in a controller program. Each editing task has a tree graph window, a graph editing window, and a palette with rotating panels of graphical editing tools. The hardware editing taks uses two-layered icons to graphically simulate the hardware environment. A plurality of graph types are based on generalized node-vert-arc graphical elements which are special classes programmed in the Smalltalk programming language. Languages for the controller program include function block, sequential function chart and ladder diagram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1992
    Assignee: Allen-Bradley Company, Inc.
    Inventors: William G. Onarheim, Horace Dudley, Barbara E. Meyer, Michael J. Viste, David J. Morley