System, method and article of manufacture for displaying an animated, realtime updated control sequence chart

  • US 6,157,864 A
  • Filed: 05/08/1998
  • Issued: 12/05/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/08/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of enabling a computer having a display and operating under control of an object oriented framework, including one or more control assemblies, to control an enterprise comprising the steps of:

  • a) defining one or more user interfaces and one or more sequence charts by associating one or more control assemblies in a sequenced manner on a display;

    b) generating a control code based on the sequence chart and the one ore more control assemblies;

    c) initiating the enterprise control under the direction of the generated control code;

    d) detecting a control assembly status based on the current status of the enterprise control; and

    e) updating the sequence chart and the user interface on the display based on the enterprise status;

    wherein a timing diagram of the enterprise is updated to reflect the current status of the enterprise.

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