Patent Number: 7,822,845

Title: Monitoring device used for producing compositions

Abstract: The present invention is directed to a monitoring device for producing a target composition, such as an automotive paint or an architectural paint. The device includes a client computer in communication with a host computer and means for dispensing required items for making a desired amount of the target composition. The computer readable program code means in the computers identify one or more formulas associated with identification criteria of the target composition and dispense through means for dispensing the required items listed in the formula. The code means search for the required items in the various inventories, including updating the inventories if required. The device can be also used to control the inventory by shipping just in time any components required to produce target compositions, such as refinish tints used in automotive refinish paints.

Inventors: Polarine; Christine Darlene Ames (Spring City, PA), Goldschneider; James D. (Newark, DE), Gallagher; John Paul (Hockessin, DE), Canning, Jr.; Robert Vincent (Bear, DE), MacFawn; James Fredrick (Philadelphia, PA)

Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.

International Classification: G06F 15/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00