Patents by Inventor Lawrence C. Bishop

Lawrence C. Bishop 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: 4958284
    Abstract: A method and system for data processing open-ended respondent answers to open-ended questions provides reproducible categorized dynamically variable coding of the open-ended respondent answers to the open-ended questions. The data processor (200) has an updateable retrievable word dictionary fo words stored therein with the open-ended answers comprising words. The open-ended answers are input to the data processor (102,106) and classified (108) into corresponding word types such as keywords, modifiers, skip words, connectors, and negative words, with the combined keywords and associated modifiers forming key phrases. The input words are convered (112) into corresponding binary coded words for providing a binary defined sentence corresponding to the input open-ended respondent answer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1990
    Assignee: NPD Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence C. Bishop, George Ziegler