Patents by Inventor Gary Floyd Anderson

Gary Floyd Anderson 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: 7035699
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a system dedicated to computerized information management. In particular, the system is efficiently targeted for employment by industries such as insurance and financial services where it is of interest to effect integrated prospect selection and management. To this end, the present invention can prevent multiple agents from pursuing the same lead at the same time, while collecting data on effectiveness of leads from agents to thereby enhance the quality of prospect information, as well as providing a capability so that an individual agent can tailor particular lead selection preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Floyd Anderson, Paul Bao-Luo Chou, David Edward Chzaszcz, Pasumarti Venkata Kamesam
  • Patent number: 6078892
    Abstract: A method for retrieving information from a database includes pre-scoring each of a plurality of records in the database to determine their relevance to a particular item of interest, specifying at least one trait corresponding to a type of information sought to be retrieved, searching the database to derive a collection of records which satisfy the trait, and ordering the records in the first collection to identify the records most relevant to the item of interest. In order to further derive the most relevant records, a plurality of traits may be specified to effect multiple levels of searching. A predetermined number of the records may then be output without superfluous information, to increase the density, clarity, and coherency of the output. Records may then be selected for pursuit. A system and computer process implement one or more steps of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Floyd Anderson, Paul Bao-Luo Chou, Pasumarti V. Kamesam