Patents by Inventor Michael Eldredge

Michael Eldredge 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: 7219521
    Abstract: A product handling system comprises a support structure defining a pair of stationary inverted first channels with downwardly facing open sides. At least one cylindrical drum is interposed between each of the first channels and an underlying receiver. The drums are rotatable about their axes, with their surfaces arranged to close the open sides of the respective first channels. The drum surfaces are interrupted by second channels, with the first and second channels and the drum axes being arranged in a parallel relationship. Successive product lengths are alternately delivered longitudinally into one and then the other of the first channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Morgan Construction Company
    Inventor: Michael Eldredge
  • Patent number: 7110960
    Abstract: The present invention provides an event revenue management system that calculates event pricing to manage revenue and to maximize profit from the event. In particular, the system uses event parameters, including timing, resource, and discount categories, and initializes forecasting parameters. The system aggregates historical data using the forecasting parameters to generate initial forecast statistics, taking into account the event parameters. It then forecasts demand by updating the initial forecast statistics based on current data and optimizes pricing and availability of the event based on the forecasted demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Manugistics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Phillips, Michael Eldredge, Dave Levett, Nancy Pyron, Jeremy S. Cohen, George Cao, Kirsten Holmquist, Bill Buckalew, Stanley Ye, Andrew Mace
  • Patent number: 6697801
    Abstract: Methods of hierarchically parsing and indexing text are provided. A source text is parsed to identify first level text entities and lower level text entities wherein the lower level text entities are subsets of their parent text entities. First level text entities are assigned a first level value corresponding to their locations within the source text, and lower level text entities are assigned lower level values, subordinate to their corresponding parent level value. Multiple levels of text entity parsing and numbering may take place. The association of linguistically derived variants of the text entities with their locations takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Novell, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Eldredge, Russell C. Johnson, Ronald P. Millet, Bruce R. Tietjen, John P. Pratt
  • Patent number: 6584458
    Abstract: A computer system and method for information indexing and retrieval. The full text index can searchably accommodate linguistic, phonetic, conceptual, contextual and other types of relational and descriptive information. The full text index is created in two phases. In the first phase, a word list symbol table, an alphabetically ordered list and a non-repeating word number stream are constructed from the source text. In the second phase, a word number access array and in-memory full text index are constructed and then index data is merged into the final index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Novell, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald P. Millett, Michael A. Eldredge, Bruce R. Tietjen
  • Publication number: 20020120492
    Abstract: The present invention provides an event revenue management system that calculates event pricing to manage revenue and to maximize profit from the event. In particular, the system uses event parameters, including timing, resource, and discount categories, and initializes forecasting parameters. The system aggregates historical data using the forecasting parameters to generate initial forecast statistics, taking into account the event parameters. It then forecasts demand by updating the initial forecast statistics based on current data and optimizes pricing and availability of the event based on the forecasted demand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventors: Robert L. Phillips, Michael Eldredge, Dave Levett, Nancy Pyron, Jeremy Cohen, George Cao, Kristen Holmquist, Bill Buckalew, Stanley Ye, Andrew Mace