Patents by Inventor Donald G. Aycock

Donald G. Aycock 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: 5765138
    Abstract: An arrangement (apparatus and method) for providing an interactive evaluation of suppliers as proposed vendors for a project. A supplier evaluation system comprises a database storing a plurality of maturity requirements and recognized quality standards, and a main processing system for compiling selected standards and quality maturity requirements in accordance with project objectives. The project requirements are supplied by a communication network to a supplier in the form of an interactive supplier self-evaluation system. Alternatively, the supplier self-evaluation system may be provided to a supplier on a CD-ROM. The supplier self-evaluation system is arranged to include a plurality of objective questions corresponding to the selected maturity requirements. A supplier may selectively access local database files on the CD-ROM for information regarding the selected maturity requirements, or may remotely access the supplier evaluation system databases for supplemental information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Bell Atlantic Network Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald G. Aycock, Jesse L. Farthing