Patents by Inventor Johnnie D. Shanklin

Johnnie D. Shanklin 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: 4916637
    Abstract: Customized instructions for installation of a device having multiple variable components is described, and are generated by an instruction generator program. A device description file lists a desired set of components for the device. Each of the components is broken down into one or more installation tasks, and the tasks are sequenced in a desired order for installation of the device. Text and graphic modules for inclusion in the instructions are varied based on the physical characteristics of the components, and their interconnection. Scaled line drawings are also generated based on information about each component and its placement in the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: LindaMay P. Allen, Ronald G. Elshaug, Carrie L. Harney, Wayne L. Lemmon, Irwin Miller, Irving L. Miller, Gerald D. Murray, Michael L. Nordstrom, LaVern F. Peterson, Glen E. Rollings, James A. Schablitsky, Johnnie D. Shanklin, Anthony V. Steinman, Thomas W. Suther, III, Deanna C. Taylor, Darrel C. Walberg, Eugene P. Wojtczak