Patent Number: 6,167,406

Title: System, method and article of manufacture for building an enterprise-wide data model

Abstract: A system software solution for controlling an enterprise having one or more components for controlling one or more aspects of an industrial environment. The software includes one or more components for controlling one or more aspects of an industrial environment with code that creates a database of components from existing schematics and timing diagrams. Each of the components have control, diagnostic and resource information pertaining to enterprise resources utilized in the industrial environment. The system also generates code that controls resources comprising cognitive and timing information that synchronizes events throughout the enterprise. The database of components including code that updates the database to reflect changes in the enterprise that manages the design, simulation, implementation and maintenance of a manufacturing enterprise utilizing the database of components. The enterprise control system integrates existing data models into control resources and stores the updated control resources in the database and creates visualizations including schematics, timing diagrams and sequencing charts.

Inventors: Hoskins; Josiah C. (Austin, TX), Brooks; Ruven E. (Shorewood, WI), Hafemann; Dennis R. (Brown Deer, WI), Chalupa; Jan (Praha, CZ)

Assignee: Allen-Bradley Company, LLC

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06F 003/14 (); G06F 017/30 (); G06F 015/21 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017