Patents by Inventor Joseph Lee Nieten

Joseph Lee Nieten 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: 5944783
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for information transfer among software agents operating simultaneously on a digital network. A software agent is first created with an initial knowledge base and then placed into a community of agents setup on the network. Using an initial knowledge base, and utilizing built-in learning capabilities, the agent transfers information to other agents directly, or via a central community server. Information gathered by the agent can be either utilized by the agent to make decisions consistent with a pre-defined goal, or set of goals or the information may be presented to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Lincom Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Lee Nieten