Patents by Inventor A. Carlisle Scott

A. Carlisle Scott 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: 4713775
    Abstract: To help a user program a computer target system to solve problems, the computer system is provided with predefined capabilities and the user is provided with a knowledge system that includes knowledge about applying the capabilities to effectively and efficiently solve the user's problems. The knowledge system provides automatic programming for solving problems within a particular domain, rejects problems that cannot be solved using the available capabilities of the target computer, and explains how and why a certain program was generated or why a program cannot be generated to solve a given problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignees: Teknowledge, Incorporated, Compagnie Generale de Geophysique
    Inventors: A. Carlisle Scott, Jan E. Clayton, Jacques Garnier
  • Patent number: 4658370
    Abstract: A tool is used for knowledge engineers for building and interpreting a knowledge base having separate portions encoding control knowledge, factual knowledge, and judgmental rules. The tool has an inference engine applying the judgmental rules according to a built-in control procedure defining discrete states or control steps during a consultation with a user. The control knowledge is encoded in an applicative and imperative language defining control actions to be executed during interruption of the built-in control procedure at specified control steps. Since the control knowledge is explicit and results in the modification of data only in a precisely defined fashion, the tool can be used to build knowledge systems that can always explain their conclusions and reasoning, and that are intelligible and modifiable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Assignee: Teknowledge, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee D. Erman, William J. Clancey, Philip E. London, A. Carlisle Scott, James S. Bennett, Jay S. Lark