Patents by Inventor Gary R. Mason

Gary R. Mason 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: 4503499
    Abstract: In a system for controlling the flow of paper work of a multiplicity of documents by a multiplicity of individuals, the documents are stored electronically in the memory of a central data processor and are electronically transmitted to remote processors to be displayed by display devices of terminals connected to the remote processors when the paper work tasks are performed. Schedules of tasks are stored in the memory of the central data processor, each schedule comprising a plurality of data packets and each data packet containing the identification of a document, the task to be performed on the document, the individual who is to perform the task, whether the task has been completed, whether the task must await the completion of a preceding task identified in the data packet in the schedule and, if so, which preceding data packets have tasks which must be first completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1985
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Gary R. Mason, Kenneth W. Speaker, James L. Macropol, Robert A. McKie, Sidney C. Bailin