Patents by Inventor Terry L. Dauterman

Terry L. Dauterman 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: 4742443
    Abstract: A programmable controller stores a user control program which is comprised of a plurality of conventional ladder programs and a structure chart program. A microprocessor executes a structure chart interpreter routine to interpret the structure chart program and to thereby create an active state list which indicates the ladder programs that are to be executed. The same microprocessor with the assistance of a bit processor also executes the ladder programs which are indicated on the active state list to control a machine connected to the programmable controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1988
    Assignee: Allen-Bradley Company
    Inventors: David R. Rohn, Terry L. Dauterman, Ronald E. Schultz