U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Rhode Island (Aug. 21)
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 21 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Rhode Island.
International Business Machines Assigned Patent
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,516,175) developed by four co-inventors for a "graphical development tool for compensation actions and compensation scope in a process flow environment." The co-inventors are William Alexander, Providence, R.I., Shyh-Mei F. Ho, San Jose, Calif., Jenny C. Hung, San Jose, Calif., and Cynthia F. Krauss, Research Triangle Park, N.C.
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A graphical user interface (GUI) of a software development tool can visually compose process flows for enterprise information system (EIS) process flow applications. The GUI can include a canvas that visually shows a set of process flows of a process flow application as a set of interconnected node objects. Each node object can corresponds to a node, which corresponds to at least one process flow. The GUI can also include a graphical compensation tool through which users define and view compensation actions and compensation scopes of process flows of the process flow application, wherein said graphical compensation tool does not require a user to input code text that defining compensation logic of the process flows."
The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2009 (12/649,838). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=85,16,175.PN.&OS=PN/85,16,175&RS=PN/85,16,175
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