Patents by Inventor Yvonna J. Smith

Yvonna J. Smith 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: 6662172
    Abstract: An intelligent business rules module and method for processing an action to be performed on a design. The action includes adding a feature, changing a value of an attribute of a feature, removing a feature, and moving a feature from an old work location in the design to a new work location in the design. The intelligent business rules module includes instructions for determining a type of the action, determining the feature type of the feature that is the subject of the action, and determining whether a business rule exists for performing the action type on the feature type. If a business rule exists, the business rules module determines whether performing the action on the feature will satisfy the business rule. If performing the action will satisfy the business rule, the intelligent business rules module approves the action to be performed on the design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Cook-Hurlbert, Inc.
    Inventor: Yvonna J. Smith