Patents by Inventor Stephen M. Platt

Stephen M. Platt 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: 5421009
    Abstract: A method for remote installation of software over a computer network allows a user to interactively select each remote computer system for software installation, or to provide a file containing a list of all remote computer systems. Before attempting to install the software, the method ensures that the remote system can be reached through the network, that the remote system has the capability of running processes remotely, that the remote system has all the commands necessary to perform the installation, that the remote system has the correct hardware and software to support the installation, and that sufficient disk space exists on the remote computer system for the installation. The method then combines all files that are being remotely installed into a single data stream, sends this single data stream over the network to the remote computer system, and separates the data stream into the original files on the remote system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Stephen M. Platt