Patents by Inventor Ileana Barns-Slavin

Ileana Barns-Slavin 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).

  • Publication number: 20030126010
    Abstract: The invention is a method and system for generating and deploying a research questionnaire in an integrated research program. The method begins with the initiation of a generation program for generating the questionnaire by defining its characteristics and associated reports. The generation program is interoperably linked with at least one database, for porting data to populate fields of the market research questionnaire. Upon completion, the system deploys the questionnaire in accordance with several options. The flexibility of the underlying system is demonstrated by its ability to let multiple respondents, in multiple locations, respond to the questionnaire while immediately capturing relevant data and generating reports based on those responses. The reporting module, can be merged with internal reports or can be transmitted to a remote location, downloaded for printing, or re-integrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventor: Ileana Barns-Slavin
  • Patent number: 5995950
    Abstract: A carrier management system having the capability to compute discounted shipping charges. The carrier management system includes inputs for input of parcel weight, information for selecting a class of carrier service, a parcel identification number and operator input signals. A data processor responds to a first operator input signal to append a suffix to the parcel identification number and store the parcel information, and for succeeding parcels increments the suffix and stores the parcel information. Upon input of a second operator input signal the data processor determines the discounted shipping rate for the group of parcels. The data processor also compares the discounted and non-discounted costs and in response to other operator input signals adds or deletes parcels in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Ileana Barns-Slavin, Clint F. Brandien, George J. Brazis, Jr., Norman Goodwin, Jacques Hasbani, John Burgess Howard, Terry Elwin Raikes