Patents by Inventor Maynard L. Faul

Maynard L. Faul 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: 5860810
    Abstract: A mechanical procedure is performed using a sequence of instructions generated from a relational data base. The data base includes at least one unit operation file containing data associated with the performance of a single unit operation, indications of prior operations that must be performed, and any support files that are required by each unit operation file. There is a generic instruction file containing a plurality of generic instructions. A sequence of unit operations to perform the mechanical procedure is first defined, using the information in the unit operation files. After this arranging of the unit operations, a series of task-specific instructions is generated for each of the unit operations by selecting and completing a series of generic instructions using information in each pertinent unit operation file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company
    Inventor: Maynard L. Faul