Patents by Inventor Esther Dina Shilcrat

Esther Dina Shilcrat 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: 5963948
    Abstract: An item locating and path generating computer system creates personalized paths through structures by converting each of a set of items, objects, or locations of particular interest to a user to a corresponding set of destinations within the structure, and creating a path which includes each element in the set of destinations. The generated path may start at a structure entrance and end at a structure exit. The generated path may also reflect user desired characteristics such as least distance, least time, being at a specific point at a specific time, etc. In structures with multiple entrances or exits, multiple paths can be created and evaluated by above user criteria to find the best fit. The personalized paths can be stored, and automatically searched and queried in a variety of ways, such as aggregation. The invention includes a number of methods for creating a set of desired items, objects or locations of particular interest to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Inventor: Esther Dina Shilcrat