US Patent No: 6,341,271

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Inventory management system and method

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An inventory management system automatically monitors inventory amounts, provides information concerning inventory, and decides if an order for replacement inventory should be placed. The system includes a storage for inventory, an indicator for monitoring and reporting the level of current inventory, and a controller for receiving information from different inventory suppliers and for integrating such information with information on current inventory amounts and estimated future use to decide if an order for replacing inventory should be made. An order is placed automatically to a supplier and the progress for the delivery of replacement inventory is automatically monitored. A method using this system for managing inventory includes the steps of automatic gathering information about the current inventory and deciding whether and when replacement inventory should be ordered.

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SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS IP B.V.BERGEN OP ZOOM1781
INTELLITRANS GLOBAL VMI, LLCSCHENECTADY, NY0

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bennett, Janet Sue Scotia, NY 6 226
Mackenzie, Patricia Denise Clifton Park, NY 26 538
Morelli, II Thomas Anthony Stephentown, NY 2 218
Relyea, Heather Ann Niskayuna, NY 1 209
Salvo, Joseph James Schenectady, NY 39 703

Cited Art Landscape

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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION (7)
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* 2010/0101,317 LID BASED AMOUNT SENSOR 4 2008
 
UNISONE STRATEGIC IP, INC. (2)
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FORD MOTOR COMPANY (5)
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* 2004/0002,898 Product order optimization in real time based on component information 1 2002
7,373,371 Method, system, and storage medium for facilitating excess inventory utilization in a manufacturing environment 5 2002
* 2004/0024,628 Method, system, and storage medium for facilitating excess inventory utilization in a manufacturing environment 1 2002
8,893,118 Migratable unit based application migration 1 2006
* 2007/0240,143 Migratable unit based application migration 14 2006
* 2007/0192,365 Common inventory interface for order entry and payment systems 0 2006
8,055,522 Method, system, and storage medium for facilitating excess inventory utilization in a manufacturing environment 0 2008
 
Archer Daniels Midland Company (2)
* 2005/0234,784 Container inventory management 6 2004
* 2007/0162,360 Container inventory management systems, methods and tools 19 2007
 
DISPENSESOURCE, INC. (2)
7,650,298 Automated inventory system and method 6 2006
* 2007/0250,413 Automated inventory system 2 2006
 
SAP SE (5)
* 7,398,232 Inventory early warning agent in a supply chain management system 8 2002
7,222,786 Inventory early warning agent with correction by error correlation calculation 60 2002
* 2004/0186,794 Inventory early warning agent with correction by error correlation calculation 4 2002
* 7,644,863 Agent using detailed predictive model 16 2002
* 2003/0126,103 Agent using detailed predictive model 51 2002
 
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (4)
* 2003/0212,614 System and method for managing inventory 75 2002
* 2004/0243,487 Vendor-managed inventory system and method 5 2004
* 2004/0254,862 Inventory management system and method 2 2004
* 2005/0049,943 Inventory management system and method including real-time alarms 2 2004
 
Innovation Plus, LLC (12)
8,037,772 Thread forming fasteners for ultrasonic load measurement and control 1 2003
* 2006/0144,157 Thread forming fasteners for ultrasonic load measurement and control 0 2003
7,467,556 Thread forming fasteners for ultrasonic load measurement and control 8 2006
8,033,181 Probe for fastener identification and ultrasonic load measurement 2 2007
* 2009/0173,161 Probe for fastener identification and ultrasonic load measurement 0 2007
7,650,792 Load indicating member with identifying element 6 2008
7,644,627 Thread forming fasteners for ultrasonic load measurement and control 4 2008
* 2009/0038,401 Load indicating member with identifying element 5 2008
* 2009/0038,402 Thread forming fasteners for ultrasonic load measurement and control 8 2008
8,028,585 Load indicating member with identifying element 0 2010
7,946,179 Thread forming fasteners for ultrasonic load measurement and control 3 2010
* 2010/0154,183 Thread forming fasteners for ultrasonic load measurement and control 0 2010
 
Impact Marketing, LLC (2)
* 8,214,266 Brochure inventory and distribution tracking system 0 2006
* 2007/0293,971 Brochure Inventory and Distribution Tracking System 2 2006
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (2)
* 7,200,568 Customized customer portal 7 2001
* 2003/0036,978 Customized customer portal 0 2001
 
REPORTING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
7,330,847 System and method for management of an automatic OLAP report broadcast system 11 2003
 
RUBYCON CORPORATION (1)
* 2002/0174,037 Data processing method for a parts supply management system 0 2001
 
SAP AG (1)
* 2007/0174,146 Hierarchical stock allocation system and method 12 2005
 
JDA SOFTWARE GROUP (3)
* 7,668,761 System and method for ensuring order fulfillment 73 2001
* 2002/0188,499 System and method for ensuring order fulfillment 102 2001
* 2002/0095,307 System and method for inventory and capacity availability management 28 2001
 
RESTAURANT SERVICES, INC. (34)
* 2003/0050,868 System, method and computer program product for product tracking in a supply chain management framework 7 2001
7,171,379 System, method and computer program product for normalizing data in a supply chain management framework 94 2001
7,120,596 System, method and computer program product for landed cost reporting in a supply chain management framework 85 2001
7,072,843 System, method and computer program product for error checking in a supply chain management framework 82 2001
7,039,606 System, method and computer program product for contract consistency in a supply chain management framework 160 2001
* 2003/0088,449 System, method and computer program product for an analysis creation interface in a supply chain management framework 20 2001
* 2003/0074,355 System, method and computer program product for a secure supply chain management framework 17 2001
* 2003/0074,249 System, method and computer program product for an entertainment media supply chain management framework 15 2001
* 2003/0074,205 System, method and computer program product for regional restrictions in a supply chain framework 3 2001
* 2003/0074,264 System, method and computer program product for low-cost fulfillment in a supply chain management framework 14 2001
* 2003/0074,263 System, method and computer program product for an office products supply chain management framework 11 2001
* 2003/0069,823 System, method and computer program product for auctioning surplus products in a supply chain management framework 5 2001
* 2003/0069,770 System, method and computer program product for a confidential supply chain management interface 3 2001
* 2003/0069,818 System, method and computer program product for creating contracts using a graphical user interface in a supply chain management framework 11 2001
* 2003/0069,778 System, method and computer program product for error checking in a supply chain management framework 1 2001
* 2003/0069,779 System, mehod and computer program product for a supply chain management framework 8 2001
* 2003/0069,768 System, method and computer program product for restaurant food cost reporting in a supply chain 9 2001
* 2003/0069,798 System, method and computer program product for supplier selection in a supply chain management framework 8 2001
* 2003/0065,549 System, method and computer program product for a promotion reporting interface in a supply chain management framework 10 2001
* 2003/0061,174 System, method and computer program product for building cost matrices in a supply chain management framework 10 2001
* 2003/0061,130 Modified system, method and computer program product for a communication framework in a supply chain management architecture 9 2001
* 2003/0061,124 System, method and computer program product for lane restrictions in a supply chain framework 3 2001
* 2003/0055,700 System, method and computer program product for generating supply chain statistics based on sampling 6 2001
* 2003/0055,709 System, method and computer program product for an accommodation supply chain management framework 3 2001
* 2003/0055,693 System, method and computer program product for an transportation equipment supply chain management framework 5 2001
* 2003/0055,731 System, method and computer program product for tracking performance of suppliers in a supply chain management framework 25 2001
* 2003/0050,807 System, method and computer program product for a gas station supply chain management framework 14 2001
* 2003/0048,301 System, method and computer program product for editing supplier site information in a supply chain management framework 94 2001
* 2003/0028,412 System, method and computer program product for a food and beverage supply chain management framework 6 2001
* 2003/0074,250 System, method and computer program product for collaborative forecasting in a supply chain management framework 34 2001
* 2003/0069,774 System, method and computer program product for distributor/supplier selection in a supply chain management framework 59 2001
* 2003/0018,513 System, method and computer program product for benchmarking in a supply chain management framework 54 2001
7,546,257 System, method and computer program product for utilizing market demand information for generating revenue 12 2005
* 2006/0015,416 System, method and computer program product for utilizing market demand information for generating revenue 29 2005
 
INTEL CORPORATION (4)
* 7,296,739 Managing on-line transactions 23 2000
* 2003/0163,364 Net delta change in inventory management 5 2002
* 7,054,706 Managing supply chains with model predictive control 18 2003
* 2004/0267,394 Managing supply chains with model predictive control 4 2003
 
TRANSPACIFIC INVESTMENTS, INC. (1)
* 2002/0038,235 Productivity monitoring system and method 15 2001
 
PLUMRIVER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 2003/0050,849 Supplier/reseller interaction 6 2001
 
MOLD-MASTERS (2007) LIMITED (6)
* 6,675,055 Method and apparatus for an automated injection molding configuring and manufacturing system 17 2000
* 7,236,841 Method for fast manufacturing and assembling of hot runner systems 3 2003
* 2004/0158,340 Method for fast manufacturing and assembling of hot runner systems 5 2003
7,565,221 Method for fast manufacturing and assembling of hot runner systems 1 2006
7,877,163 Method for fast manufacturing and assembling of hot runner systems 0 2009
* 2009/0157,526 Method for Fast Manufacturing and Assembling of Hot Runner Systems 0 2009
 
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
* 2008/0313,058 Process And System For Identifying Demand For Inventory 1 2007
 
Trade Wings, Inc. (1)
* 2002/0188,528 Part mapping system and method 7 2002
 
Momenta, Inc. (1)
* 2003/0233,294 System and method for managing delayed orders 3 2002
 
LINKEDIN CORPORATION (2)
* 7,840,449 Total inventory management 2 2004
* 2006/0053,069 TOTAL INVENTORY MANAGEMENT 6 2004
 
EAGLEPICHER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
* 8,001,677 Automated tracking and storage system for use with an automated thermal battery manufacturing system 1 2010
 
ELCOMMERCE.COM INCORPORATED (2)
* 2005/0265,083 Method and system for monitoring a supply-chain 6 2005
* 2009/0150,663 Method And System For Monitoring A Supply-Chain 1 2009
 
TAKIZAWA, CHIYUKI (2)
* 6,737,600 System for sorting commercial articles and method therefor 10 2003
* 2003/0116,481 System for sorting commercial articles and method therefor 1 2003
 
Metasolv Software, Inc. (2)
* 7,567,923 System and method for mapping information collected in connection with creation of end-user orders for communications services to the corresponding inter-provider orders 0 2001
* 2002/0091,588 System and method for mapping information collected in connection with creation of end-user orders for communications services to the corresponding inter-provider orders 4 2001
 
PEQUOT VENTURE PARTNERS II, L.P. (1)
* 2002/0099,580 Performance-based supply chain management system and method with collaboration environment for dispute resolution 18 2001
 
NEC CORPORATION (1)
* 2002/0069,111 Consumable item providing system and a consumable item providing method 1 2001
 
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC (2)
* 7,908,185 System and method for inventory replenishment 0 2003
* 2004/0143,486 System and method for inventory replenishment 4 2003
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
* 2004/0268,403 Context-sensitive television tags 27 2003
 
ISUPPLI CORPORATION (1)
* 2003/0110,104 Enhanced vendor managed inventory system and process 51 2002
 
IFCO System Europe GmbH (1)
* 6,483,434 Container tracking system 90 2000
 
ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
* 2009/0089,150 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATION MANAGEMENT OF LOGISTICS CENTER 0 2008
 
Landmark NV-S Ventures Group, Inc. (1)
* 7,966,210 Data distribution method and system 0 2008
 
MICROSTRATEGY INCORPORATED (28)
* 7,340,040 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for corporate-analysis related information 108 1999
6,964,012 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, including deployment through personalized broadcasts 111 1999
6,873,693 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for entertainment-related information 59 1999
6,850,603 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized dynamic and interactive voice services 128 1999
6,836,537 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for information related to existing travel schedule 97 1999
6,798,867 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with real-time database queries 85 1999
6,788,768 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for book-related information 94 1999
7,082,422 System and method for automatic transmission of audible on-line analytical processing system report output 34 1999
6,829,334 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with telephone-based service utilization and control 151 2000
6,765,997 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with the direct delivery of voice services to networked voice messaging systems 83 2000
7,440,898 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with system and method that enable on-the-fly content and speech generation 73 2000
7,197,461 System and method for voice-enabled input for use in the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic, and interactive voice services 71 2000
6,940,953 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services including module for generating and formatting voice services 98 2000
6,885,734 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive inbound and outbound voice services, with real-time interactive voice database queries 166 2000
8,094,788 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services with customized message depending on recipient 14 2002
7,020,251 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with real-time drilling via telephone 37 2003
7,881,443 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for travel availability information 12 2003
6,977,992 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with real-time database queries 73 2004
7,486,780 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with telephone-based service utilization and control 58 2004
7,428,302 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for information related to existing travel schedule 71 2004
7,272,212 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services 109 2005
* 2005/0223,408 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for entertainment-related information 5 2005
8,051,369 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, including deployment through personalized broadcasts 14 2005
* 2005/0210,376 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, including deployment through personalized broadcasts 4 2005
8,607,138 System and method for OLAP report generation with spreadsheet report within the network user interface 1 2005
9,208,213 System and method for network user interface OLAP report formatting 0 2005
8,321,411 System and method for management of an automatic OLAP report broadcast system 3 2008
8,995,628 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services with closed loop transaction processing 1 2012
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (6)
* 6,496,751 Machine management systems and monitoring methods 9 1999
* 6,480,808 Method and apparatus for calculating confidence intervals 6 2000
* 6,463,391 Method and apparatus for calculating confidence intervals 3 2000
* 7,343,331 Methods and systems for managing supply chain processes 1 2001
* 2003/0009,397 Methods and systems for managing supply chain processes 3 2001
* 2011/0153,469 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING MOBILE INVENTORY WITHIN A VIRTUAL WAREHOUSE 0 2009
 
SANKARAN, SRIKANTH (2)
* 7,324,967 Method and system for interactive initial offering of multi-class financial instruments 12 2000
* 2008/0097,895 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERACTIVE INITIAL OFFERING OF MULTI-CLASS FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS 3 2007
 
BIZGENICS, INC. (1)
* 2003/0225,651 System and method for fulfillment value at risk scoring 3 2002
 
INTUIT INC. (1)
* 7,881,987 System and method for purchase order management 0 2006
 
OSBORNE INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
8,531,304 Device and method for measuring material level in bin using flexible resistant members 0 2008
 
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
* 2005/0108,114 Inventory replenishment notification system 9 2003
 
DELL PRODUCTS L.P. (1)
* 2002/0165,804 Automated data warehouse for demand fulfillment system 4 2001
 
VISIBLE INVENTORY, INC. (2)
* 2004/0034,581 Inventory control and communication system 27 2003
* 2008/0183,599 Inventory control and communication system 8 2008
 
UNISONE CORPORATION (3)
* 2005/0197,929 Inventory control apparatus 4 2005
* 2006/0100,937 Inventory control system and methods 5 2005
* 2006/0041,329 Inventory group purchasing systems and methods 2 2005
 
JDA Software Group, Inc. (12)
* 7,881,985 Electronic marketplace providing service parts inventory planning and management 1 2001
* 2001/0034,673 Electronic marketplace providing service parts inventory planning and management 46 2001
* 7,089,196 System and method for lean inventory management 4 2001
* 2002/0178,092 System and method for lean inventory management 1 2001
* 7,210,624 Redistribution of parts in a distribution network 23 2001
* 7,574,383 System and method for providing distributed inventory management 75 2002
7,562,812 Redistribution of parts in a distribution network 2 2007
* 2007/0185,760 Redistribution of Parts in a Distribution Network 4 2007
7,580,825 Redistribution of parts in a distribution network 1 2007
7,886,960 Redistribution of parts in a distribution network 1 2009
* 2009/0177,516 Redistribution of Parts in a Distribution Network 2 2009
* 2011/0066,461 Electronic Marketplace Providing Service Parts Inventory Planning and Management 0 2010
 
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (2)
* 8,024,236 Method and apparatus for reducing supply orders in inventory management 10 2003
* 2004/0103,048 Method and apparatus for reducing supply orders in inventory management 13 2003
 
Genpact Limited (1)
* 2008/0300,959 ENTERPRISE APPLICATION PROCUREMENT SYSTEM 33 2007
 
CATERPILLAR INC. (3)
7,822,651 Method for managing returns 1 2003
* 2004/0039,658 Method for managing returns 10 2003
* 2008/0082,346 System and method for automated processing of returns 0 2006
 
BALANCEDFLOW SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS, LLC (1)
* 7,877,301 System and method for managing manufacturing, ordering, and distribution in a supply chain 1 2006
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
* 2002/0023,005 Electronic cash register system 1 2001
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