Patents by Inventor James Robert Koepfler

James Robert Koepfler 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: 11017308
    Abstract: The computing device receives a first user input request to modify a structural equation model (SEM) in a graphical user interface. The modification of the SEM includes modifying one or more SEM path diagram elements. The computing device detects whether a first SEM path diagram element is modified responsive to the received first user input request. Based on the detection, the computing device determines whether the modification violates a first set of SEM rules, a second set of SEM rules, or one or more launch conditions prior to initiating execution of the SEM. Based on determining a violation of the SEM rules or the launch conditions or that there was not a violation, the computing device displays a graphical indicator for indicating a fatal error for the SEM modification, a warning error for the SEM modification, or a valid SEM modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SAS Institute Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Castro-Schilo, James Robert Koepfler, Christopher Michael Gotwalt
  • Publication number: 20210110289
    Abstract: The computing device receives a first user input request to modify a structural equation model (SEM) in a graphical user interface. The modification of the SEM includes modifying one or more SEM path diagram elements. The computing device detects whether a first SEM path diagram element is modified responsive to the received first user input request. Based on the detection, the computing device determines whether the modification violates a first set of SEM rules, a second set of SEM rules, or one or more launch conditions prior to initiating execution of the SEM. Based on determining a violation of the SEM rules or the launch conditions or that there was not a violation, the computing device displays a graphical indicator for indicating a fatal error for the SEM modification, a warning error for the SEM modification, or a valid SEM modification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: SAS Institute Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Castro-Schilo, James Robert Koepfler, Christopher Michael Gotwalt