Patents by Inventor Jeffrey L Kodosky

Jeffrey L Kodosky 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: 9977564
    Abstract: System and method for editing a graphical diagram. A graphical diagram, such as a graphical program, is displayed on a display device. User input may be received editing the graphical diagram, thereby generating an edited graphical diagram. Placement of one or more elements in the graphical diagram may be adjusted in response to the editing based on determined forces applied to the one or more elements in the edited graphical diagram based on the said editing, resulting in an adjusted edited graphical diagram. The adjusted edited graphical diagram may be displayed on the display device, which may include displaying an animation illustrating the movement of the elements to an equilibrium state in which the forces balance and movement ceases. The editing, adjusting, and displaying may be performed sequentially and/or concurrently, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey L Kodosky
  • Patent number: 9977563
    Abstract: System and method for editing a graphical diagram. A graphical diagram, such as a graphical program, is displayed on a display device. User input may be received editing the graphical diagram, thereby generating an edited graphical diagram. Placement of one or more elements in the graphical diagram may be adjusted in response to the editing based on determined forces applied to the one or more elements in the edited graphical diagram based on the said editing, resulting in an adjusted edited graphical diagram. The adjusted edited graphical diagram may be displayed on the display device, which may include displaying an animation illustrating the movement of the elements to an equilibrium state in which the forces balance and movement ceases. The editing, adjusting, and displaying may be performed sequentially and/or concurrently, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Kodosky
  • Patent number: 9904523
    Abstract: System and method for configuring a system of heterogeneous hardware components, including at least one: programmable hardware element (PHE), digital signal processor (DSP) core, and programmable communication element (PCE). A program, e.g., a graphical program (GP), which includes floating point math functionality and which is targeted for distributed deployment on the system is created. Respective portions of the program for deployment to respective ones of the hardware components are automatically determined. Program code implementing communication functionality between the at least one PHE and the at least one DSP core and targeted for deployment to the at least one PCE is automatically generated. At least one hardware configuration program (HCP) is generated from the program and the code, including compiling the respective portions of the program and the program code for deployment to respective hardware components. The HCP is deployable to the system for concurrent execution of the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Kodosky, Hugo A. Andrade, Brian Keith Odom, Cary Paul Butler, Brian C. MacCleery, James C. Nagle, J. Marcus Monroe, Alexandre M. Barp
  • Patent number: 9652213
    Abstract: Global optimization and verification of cyber-physical systems using graphical floating point math functionality on a heterogeneous hardware system (HHS). A program includes floating point implementations of a control program (CP), model of a physical system (MPS), objective function, requirements verification program (RVP), and/or global optimizer. A simulation simulates HHS implementation of the program using co-simulation with a trusted model, including simulating behavior and timing of distributed execution of the program on the HHS, and may verify the HHS implementation using the RVP. The HHS is configured to execute the CP and MPS concurrently in a distributed manner. After deploying the program to the HHS, the HHS is configured to globally optimize (improve) the CP and MPS executing concurrently on the HHS via the global optimizer. The optimized MPS may be usable to construct the physical system. The optimized CP may be executable on the HHS to control the physical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian C. MacCleery, James C. Nagle, J. Marcus Monroe, Alexandre M. Barp, Jeffrey L. Kodosky, Hugo A. Andrade, Brian Keith Odom, Cary Paul Butler
  • Publication number: 20160117158
    Abstract: Global optimization and verification of cyber-physical systems using graphical floating point math functionality on a heterogeneous hardware system (HHS). A program includes floating point implementations of a control program (CP), model of a physical system (MPS), objective function, requirements verification program (RVP), and/or global optimizer. A simulation simulates HHS implementation of the program using co-simulation with a trusted model, including simulating behavior and timing of distributed execution of the program on the HHS, and may verify the HHS implementation using the RVP. The HHS is configured to execute the CP and MPS concurrently in a distributed manner. After deploying the program to the HHS, the HHS is configured to globally optimize (improve) the CP and MPS executing concurrently on the HHS via the global optimizer. The optimized MPS may be usable to construct the physical system. The optimized CP may be executable on the HHS to control the physical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Brian C. MacCleery, James C. Nagle, J. Marcus Monroe, Alexandre M. Barp, Jeffrey L. Kodosky, Hugo A. Andrade, Brian Keith Odom, Cary Paul Butler
  • Publication number: 20160077811
    Abstract: System and method for configuring a system of heterogeneous hardware components, including at least one: programmable hardware element (PHE), digital signal processor (DSP) core, and programmable communication element (PCE). A program, e.g., a graphical program (GP), which includes floating point math functionality and which is targeted for distributed deployment on the system is created. Respective portions of the program for deployment to respective ones of the hardware components are automatically determined. Program code implementing communication functionality between the at least one PHE and the at least one DSP core and targeted for deployment to the at least one PCE is automatically generated. At least one hardware configuration program (HCP) is generated from the program and the code, including compiling the respective portions of the program and the program code for deployment to respective hardware components. The HCP is deployable to the system for concurrent execution of the program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Kodosky, Hugo A. Andrade, Brian Keith Odom, Cary Paul Butler, Brian C. MacCleery, James C. Nagle, J. Marcus Monroe, Alexandre M. Barp
  • Patent number: 9235395
    Abstract: System and method for configuring a system of heterogeneous hardware components, including at least one: programmable hardware element (PHE), digital signal processor (DSP) core, and programmable communication element (PCE). A program, e.g., a graphical program (GP), which includes floating point math functionality and which is targeted for distributed deployment on the system is created. Respective portions of the program for deployment to respective ones of the hardware components are automatically determined. Program code implementing communication functionality between the at least one PHE and the at least one DSP core and targeted for deployment to the at least one PCE is automatically generated. At least one hardware configuration program (HCP) is generated from the program and the code, including compiling the respective portions of the program and the program code for deployment to respective hardware components. The HCP is deployable to the system for concurrent execution of the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Kodosky, Hugo A. Andrade, Brian Keith Odom, Cary Paul Butler, Brian C. MacCleery, James C. Nagle, J. Marcus Monroe, Alexandre M. Barp
  • Patent number: 9134895
    Abstract: A touch-gesture wiring method for connecting data flow wires to input/output terminals of nodes in a graphical program is described. The method may be implemented by a graphical programming application that executes on a mobile device that includes a touch-sensitive screen configured to receive user input as touch gestures. The method may aid the user by displaying a magnified view of the input/output terminals that makes it easier (relative to the default view of the graphical program) for the user to see the input/output terminals and/or easier to select a desired one of the input/output terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew P. Dove, Jesse M. Attas, Grant V. Macklem, Jenica A. R. Welch, Jeffrey L. Kodosky, Christopher G. Cifra, J. Adam Kemp
  • Patent number: 9110558
    Abstract: System and method for editing a graphical diagram. A graphical diagram, such as a graphical program, is displayed on a display device. User input may be received editing the graphical diagram, thereby generating an edited graphical diagram. Placement of one or more elements in the graphical diagram may be adjusted in response to the editing based on determined forces applied to the one or more elements in the edited graphical diagram based on the said editing, resulting in an adjusted edited graphical diagram. The adjusted edited graphical diagram may be displayed on the display device, which may include displaying an animation illustrating the movement of the elements to an equilibrium state in which the forces balance and movement ceases. The editing, adjusting, and displaying may be performed sequentially and/or concurrently, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Kodosky
  • Patent number: 9098164
    Abstract: System and method for editing a graphical diagram. A graphical diagram, such as a graphical program, is displayed on a display device. User input may be received editing the graphical diagram, thereby generating an edited graphical diagram. Placement of one or more elements in the graphical diagram may be adjusted in response to the editing based on determined forces applied to the one or more elements in the edited graphical diagram based on the said editing, resulting in an adjusted edited graphical diagram. The adjusted edited graphical diagram may be displayed on the display device, which may include displaying an animation illustrating the movement of the elements to an equilibrium state in which the forces balance and movement ceases. The editing, adjusting, and displaying may be performed sequentially and/or concurrently, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Kodosky
  • Publication number: 20150169185
    Abstract: System and method for editing a graphical diagram. A graphical diagram, such as a graphical program, is displayed on a display device. User input may be received editing the graphical diagram, thereby generating an edited graphical diagram. Placement of one or more elements in the graphical diagram may be adjusted in response to the editing based on determined forces applied to the one or more elements in the edited graphical diagram based on the said editing, resulting in an adjusted edited graphical diagram. The adjusted edited graphical diagram may be displayed on the display device, which may include displaying an animation illustrating the movement of the elements to an equilibrium state in which the forces balance and movement ceases. The editing, adjusting, and displaying may be performed sequentially and/or concurrently, as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Kodosky
  • Publication number: 20150169297
    Abstract: System and method for editing a graphical diagram. A graphical diagram, such as a graphical program, is displayed on a display device. User input may be received editing the graphical diagram, thereby generating an edited graphical diagram. Placement of one or more elements in the graphical diagram may be adjusted in response to the editing based on determined forces applied to the one or more elements in the edited graphical diagram based on the said editing, resulting in an adjusted edited graphical diagram. The adjusted edited graphical diagram may be displayed on the display device, which may include displaying an animation illustrating the movement of the elements to an equilibrium state in which the forces balance and movement ceases. The editing, adjusting, and displaying may be performed sequentially and/or concurrently, as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Kodosky
  • Patent number: 9047007
    Abstract: Providing zooming within a system diagram. Initially, a diagram of a system may be displayed. The diagram may include a plurality of icons representing physical components of the system. These plurality of icons may be initially displayed at a first level of magnification. User input to zoom on a first physical component in the diagram may be received. Accordingly, the first physical component may be displayed at a second level of magnification and other ones of the physical components may be displayed at a third level of magnification. The second level of magnification may be greater than the first level of magnification and the third level of magnification may be less than the first level of magnification. Alternatively, or additionally, different representations for various components of the system may be displayed in the diagram during or after the zoom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Kodosky, David W Fuller, III, Jeffrey N. Correll, Mohammed Kamran Shah, Jacob Kornerup, Timothy J. Hayles, Adam K. Gabbert, Christopher G. Cifra, Jenifer M. Loy, Scott D. Postma, Richard M. Ashby, Charles E. Crain, II
  • Patent number: 8943469
    Abstract: A system and method for creating and using type generic graphical programs. The method may include storing a first graphical program on a memory medium. The first graphical program may have been created based on user input. The first graphical program may include a plurality of nodes and interconnections between the nodes, and the plurality of nodes and interconnections between the nodes may be type generic. User input may be received specifying one or more data types of at least one input and/or at least one output of the first graphical program. The data types may be associated with the first graphical program in response to said user input specifying the one or more data types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Satish V. Kumar, Duncan G. Hudson, III, Jeffrey L. Kodosky, Steven W. Rogers, Newton G. Petersen
  • Publication number: 20140359589
    Abstract: System and method for configuring a system of heterogeneous hardware components, including at least one: programmable hardware element (PHE), digital signal processor (DSP) core, and programmable communication element (PCE). A program, e.g., a graphical program (GP), which includes floating point math functionality and which is targeted for distributed deployment on the system is created. Respective portions of the program for deployment to respective ones of the hardware components are automatically determined. Program code implementing communication functionality between the at least one PHE and the at least one DSP core and targeted for deployment to the at least one PCE is automatically generated. At least one hardware configuration program (HCP) is generated from the program and the code, including compiling the respective portions of the program and the program code for deployment to respective hardware components. The HCP is deployable to the system for concurrent execution of the program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Kodosky, Hugo A. Andrade, Brian Keith Odom, Cary Paul Butler, Brian C. MacCleery, James C. Nagle, J. Marcus Monroe, Alexandre M. Barp
  • Publication number: 20140359590
    Abstract: System and method for configuring a system of heterogeneous hardware components, including at least one: programmable hardware element (PHE), digital signal processor (DSP) core, and programmable communication element (PCE). A program, e.g., a graphical program (GP), which includes floating point math functionality and which is targeted for distributed deployment on the system is created. Respective portions of the program for deployment to respective ones of the hardware components are automatically determined. Program code implementing communication functionality between the at least one PHE and the at least one DSP core and targeted for deployment to the at least one PCE is automatically generated. At least one hardware configuration program (HCP) is generated from the program and the code, including compiling the respective portions of the program and the program code for deployment to respective hardware components. The HCP is deployable to the system for concurrent execution of the program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Kodosky, Hugo A. Andrade, Brian Keith Odom, Cary Paul Butler, Brian C. MacCleery, James C. Nagle, J. Marcus Monroe, Alexandre M. Barp
  • Patent number: 8656351
    Abstract: A system and method for configuring a state diagram with graphical source code is described. The state diagram may be created in response to user input. The state diagram may include a plurality of state icons and a plurality of connector elements interconnecting the state icons, where the state icons represent a plurality of states and wherein the connector elements represent transitions between the states. Graphical source code may be associated with one or more of the state icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: National Intruments Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Kodosky, Kevin Hogan
  • Publication number: 20140040792
    Abstract: System and method for editing a graphical diagram. A graphical diagram, such as a graphical program, is displayed on a display device. User input may be received editing the graphical diagram, thereby generating an edited graphical diagram. Placement of one or more elements in the graphical diagram may be adjusted in response to the editing based on determined forces applied to the one or more elements in the edited graphical diagram based on the said editing, resulting in an adjusted edited graphical diagram. The adjusted edited graphical diagram may be displayed on the display device, which may include displaying an animation illustrating the movement of the elements to an equilibrium state in which the forces balance and movement ceases. The editing, adjusting, and displaying may be performed sequentially and/or concurrently, as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Kodosky
  • Publication number: 20140040798
    Abstract: System and method for editing a graphical diagram. A graphical diagram, such as a graphical program, is displayed on a display device. User input may be received editing the graphical diagram, thereby generating an edited graphical diagram. Placement of one or more elements in the graphical diagram may be adjusted in response to the editing based on determined forces applied to the one or more elements in the edited graphical diagram based on the said editing, resulting in an adjusted edited graphical diagram. The adjusted edited graphical diagram may be displayed on the display device, which may include displaying an animation illustrating the movement of the elements to an equilibrium state in which the forces balance and movement ceases. The editing, adjusting, and displaying may be performed sequentially and/or concurrently, as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Kodosky
  • Patent number: 8640112
    Abstract: System and method for vectorizing combinations of program operations. Program code is received that includes a combination of individually vectorizable program portions that collectively implement a first computation. Each individually vectorizable program portion has at least one array input and at least one array output. The combination of individually vectorizable program portions is transformed into a single vectorizable program portion that is or includes a functional composition of the combination of individually vectorizable program portions. Vectorized executable code implementing the first computation is generated based on the single vectorizable program portion. The generated executable code is directed to SIMD (Single-Instruction-Multiple-Data) computing units of a target processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Haoran Yi, Brady C. Duggan, Robert E. Dye, Adam L. Bordelon, Jeffrey L. Kodosky