Patents by Inventor Pierre C. Guerindon

Pierre C. Guerindon 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: 5193065
    Abstract: A system for requisitioning and distributing material in a manufacturing environment is provided. A manufacturing station stores and utilizes the material and produces a first missing resource signal in response to depleting a predetermined amount of the material in the manufacturing station. An intelligent storage unit stores the material. A computer system receives the first missing resource signal, responsively searches the storage unit, produces a material transfer command signal in response to the presence of the material, and produces a pull trigger signal in response to the absence of the material. A microcomputer produces a material schedule. A logic device receives the pull trigger signal and produces a depletion signal in response to the pull trigger signal and the material schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre C. Guerindon, Jon E. Barrow