Patents by Inventor W. Alan Frost

W. Alan Frost 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: 5041972
    Abstract: A method for evaluating consumer response comprising conducting interviews to obtain emotional, rational and personality descriptors of functionally related items, eliciting from consumers evaluations of the extent to which the non-eliminated descriptors are attributable to each item, creating a discrimination index of the evaluated descriptors whereby descriptors, which provide the most discrimination between items and which account for the greatest amount of behavioral variance over 70% among consumers, are identified as attributes, eliciting from consumers evaluations of the extent to which attributes are attributable to reference items and to given items, eliciting from consumers evaluations of a degree of preference for each given item, performing an independence factor analysis of the attributes in order to form clusters of related attributes, creating a multi-dimensional matrix for each use associated with given items wherein points representing reference items and given items are plotted based upon th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1991
    Inventor: W. Alan Frost