Patents Assigned to Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8712819
    Abstract: A system for internet-based procurement of non-cataloged goods and services based upon qualified resumes includes a human resources procurement server, an associate vendor terminal, and a hiring manager terminal. The associate vendor terminal is connected to the human resources procurement server. The hiring manager terminal is connected to the human resources procurement server. The human resources procurement server receives at least one job request from the hiring manager terminal. The human resources procurement server also receives at least one qualified resume from the associate vendor terminal and forwards the qualified resume to the hiring manager terminal for review.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Brief, Andrew A. Cullen, III, Margaret Zarrelli
  • Publication number: 20130317942
    Abstract: A computer system and method is disclosed for pre-qualifying vendors for buyers and/or industries using vendor criteria information associated with buyers and/or industries and vendor qualification information associated with vendors. Vendors and buyers enter the vendor qualification information and vendor criteria information, respectively, into a database in a hierarchical and relational manner. The computer system compares entered vendor qualification information to stored vendor criteria information to pre-qualify vendors for buyers and/or industries. The computer system further monitors the stored vendor qualification information and requests updated vendor qualification information from the vendors to maintain vendor qualification on a per industry and/or per buyer basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: VOLT INFORMATION SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew A. Cullen, III
  • Patent number: 8515823
    Abstract: A computer system and method is disclosed for pre-qualifying vendors for buyers and/or industries using vendor criteria information associated with buyers and/or industries and vendor qualification information associated with vendors. Vendors and buyers enter the vendor qualification information and vendor criteria information, respectively, into a database in a hierarchical and relational manner. The computer system compares entered vendor qualification information to stored vendor criteria information to pre-qualify vendors for buyers and/or industries. The computer system further monitors the stored vendor qualification information and requests updated vendor qualification information from the vendors to maintain vendor qualification on a per industry and/or per buyer basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew A. Cullen, III
  • Patent number: 8364557
    Abstract: A method of facilitating a project bid process includes generating a buyer-associated bid request utilizing at least a portion of bid item selections of a stored bid item list, transmitting the buyer-associated bid request to at least one supplier for solicitation of a supplier bid response to be generated with the bid item selections utilized in the buyer-associated bid request, generating a supplier-associated bid request utilizing at least a portion of the bid item selections utilized in the buyer-associated bid request, and transmitting the supplier-associated bid request to at least one subcontracting entity for solicitation of a subcontracting-entity bid response to be generated with the bid item selections utilized in the supplier-associated bid request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Volt Information Sciences Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew A. Cullen, III, Steven A. Shaw
  • Patent number: 8204820
    Abstract: A comprehensive, web-enabled computer system and method is provided for producing analytical data related a project bid management system. Transactional data related to the bid and project are entered into the computer system through an on-line bid, project requisition and payment process. Using the transactional data stored within the system, virtually any type of analytical data related to single or multiple projects performed by one or more vendors for one or more buyers can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew A. Cullen, III, Ivan Danilov, Leonid Zilberman
  • Patent number: 8190462
    Abstract: A system for internet-based procurement of non-cataloged goods and services based upon qualified resumes includes a human resources procurement server, an associate vendor terminal, and a hiring manager terminal. The associate vendor terminal is connected to the human resources procurement server. The hiring manager terminal is connected to the human resources procurement server. The human resources procurement server receives at least one job request from the hiring manager terminal. The human resources procurement server also receives at least one qualified resume from the associate vendor terminal and forwards the qualified resume to the hiring manager terminal for review.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Brief, Andrew Cullen, III, Margaret Zarrelli
  • Patent number: 8041616
    Abstract: An outsourced service level agreement (SLA) deliverable management method includes configuring SLA client and secondary SLA provider master data, procuring a secondary SLA provider provision services network, administering a secondary SLA provider human resource network, processing an SLA client provisioning requirement, processing an SLA provisioning service voucher, and processing payment of an SLA provisioning work order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew A. Cullen, III, Steven A. Shaw
  • Patent number: 7925568
    Abstract: A comprehensive, web-enabled computer system and method is provided for producing analytical data related a project bid management system. Transactional data related to the bid and project are entered into the computer system through an on-line bid, project requisition and payment process. Using the transactional data stored within the system, virtually any type of analytical data related to single or multiple projects performed by one or more vendors for one or more buyers can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew A. Cullen, III, Ivan Danilov, Leonid Zilberman
  • Patent number: 7747457
    Abstract: A comprehensive, web-enabled computer system and method is provided for facilitating and managing all aspects of project work, while synchronizing communications, data and transaction processing across multiple user platforms. To implement the computer system and method, a bid item list is utilized to create configurable and scalable customized bid templates premised on the specific type of project work required. Bid requests are generated from the customized bid templates for solicitation of vendor bid responses to the selected bid items provided by the bid template. One or more bid items within the vendor bid responses can be selected for vendor grading purposes, and comparison of the vendor bid responses can be conducted using the graded bid item responses. In addition, project tracking parameters can be entered into the computer system for tracking the performance of the project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew A. Cullen, III, Ivan Danilov, Leonid Zilberman
  • Patent number: 7698146
    Abstract: A computer system and method is disclosed for collecting resource rate information associated with a plurality of resource profiles and providing resource rate statistical data for a specific resource profile via a web-based interface. Each resource profile is defined from hierarchical profile selections to identify a job category, and each job category has one or more skills associated therewith. A database maintains the resource profiles and associated resource rate information. The resource rate information is collected from a variety of sources, including business entities that interface with the database to upload actual resource rate information (e.g., actual salaries, wage rates and other compensation information) for one or more resource profiles associated with the business entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Volt Information Sciences Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew A. Cullen, III
  • Patent number: 7558745
    Abstract: A method of facilitating a project bid process includes generating a buyer-associated bid request utilizing at least a portion of bid item selections of a stored bid item list, transmitting the buyer-associated bid request to at least one supplier for solicitation of a supplier bid response to be generated with the bid item selections utilized in the buyer-associated bid request, generating a supplier-associated bid request utilizing at least a portion of the bid item selections utilized in the buyer-associated bid request, and transmitting the supplier-associated bid request to at least one subcontracting entity for solicitation of a subcontracting-entity bid response to be generated with the bid item selections utilized in the supplier-associated bid request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew A. Cullen, III, Steven A. Shaw
  • Patent number: 7180994
    Abstract: A telecommunications system includes a front end automation system, an operator services switch, an automated operator, and an automation data server. The front end automation system interacts with a caller in order to recognize a request of the caller and determine a response to the request. The operator services switch, which is inter-operably coupled to the front end automation system, receives a call from the front end automation system, after the front end automation system has recognized the request and has determined the response to the request, and creates billing information relative to the call. The automation data server, which is inter-operably coupled to the front end automation system, passes information about the request and the response from the front end automation system to the automated operator. The automated operator, which is inter-operably coupled to the operator services switch, provides the response to the request to the caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Dwight E. Scott
  • Publication number: 20060093120
    Abstract: The present invention enhances directory assistance automation by searching traditional directory assistance databases with independent listing and locality queries. Initially, a caller's speech responses from a directory assistance inquiry are individually converted to independent listing and locality search queries. The listing and locality queries are determined by processing the caller's speech responses using a defined speech recognition grammar. The listing and locality queries are used to search a directory assistance database. Once the listing results are returned from the directory assistance database, the records in the listing results are analyzed to select a number for the caller's directory assistance request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Applicant: Volt Information Sciences Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Thorpe, Robert Detrie, Gregory Bielby
  • Patent number: 5487102
    Abstract: In an operator system for providing services to subscribers in a public telephone network, a circuit board for controlling audio characteristics of audio signals in the public telephone network. The circuit board comprises an interface for receiving the audio signal from the public telephone network, an audio characteristics control circuit coupled to the interface for receiving the audio signal, adjusting the audio characteristics of the audio signal and for recording and generating voice messages to be transmitted to the public telephone network via the interface and a headset interface coupled to the audio characteristics control circuit for receiving the adjusted audio signal and providing an interface to at least two headsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1996
    Assignee: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph F. Rothschild, George D. Kontopidis, Charles C. Linton
  • Patent number: 5481403
    Abstract: In a dry silver photographic imaging device and method, two laser beams are generated. The laser beams are then modulated. One of the modulated laser beams is reflected and the other modulated laser beam is transmitted. The two beams are then swept across a dry silver film in order to form a desired image on the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Assignee: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Max K. Muir
  • Patent number: 5243531
    Abstract: A method for controlling work on a job in a system for producing a plurality of jobs, each of which includes at least one piece of work, each piece of work requiring at least one operation to be performed, the system having several types of stations at which the operations are performed has the following steps. It first accepts into the system a set of job requirements for a job, the set of job requirements including requirements for each of the constituent pieces of work of the job. The method then creates an electronic image of the requirements for each piece of work, the image having a unique image identifier. Next, a set of control information for each piece of work is maintained that includes the unique image identifier and a unique identifier for the pieces of work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Assignee: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard L. DiPippo, Scott P. Bialor, David R. Sternman, Thomas J. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 5202772
    Abstract: A plurality of halftone screen density data structures utilizing halftone dot patterns which arrays the halftone dots at preselected screen angles and at a preselected distance to create a screened halftone separation. By arraying the halftone dots at preselected screen angles, the human eye is confused into perceiving continuous patterns and is less likely to perceive any Moire pattern than when using conventional methods. The data structures are created by arranging for every halftone dot in at least one halftone dot pattern of the data structures to be surrounded by a plurality of dots having their dot centers at preselected screen angles and at a preselected distance from the dot center of the center halftone dot. The halftone dots are superimposed over a plurality of bits arranged as a bit map which is representative of a pixel format utilized to produce screens wherein each bit in the bit map is assigned a value in a predetermined fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Assignee: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Max K. Muir