Patents by Inventor Gary L. Carter

Gary L. Carter 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: 5953726
    Abstract: In response to the users actions relative to graphical representations of a multiple inheritance concept hierarchy to delete, add or modify the relationships between the various concepts, property declaration, property constraints and relationships therebetween, this system first, recognizes and disambiguates possible semantic incoherance introduced by the changes; second, suggests alternative procedures to ameliorate any perceived incoherence; third, interactively allows an agent (user or machine) to select from one of the alternatives; and fourth, performs the sequence of necessary operations to resolve semantic incoherence in the modified hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gary L. Carter, Frank Castellucci, Steffen M. Fohn, Arthur R. Greef, Thomas Maguire, John F. Schumacher, Robert A. Weida
  • Patent number: D261861
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1981
    Assignee: Burlington Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary L. Carter