By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 4 -- Hara Software, San Mateo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,548,835) developed by Amit K. Singh, Fremont, Calif., and Udo Waibel, Los Altos, Calif., for "modeling tool for determining an organization's supply chain emissions footprint."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A CO2e modeling system is implemented via a host server that is remotely accessible by a large number of clients (organizations) and suppliers of goods and services to the clients. The host server accesses a database containing CO2e emission-related data from a large number of suppliers. The client, when determining their indirect CO2e emissions resulting from their supply chain network, then identifies to the host server, via the web, the various suppliers used by the client and the client's amount of usage of the various suppliers. The host server uses its stored conversion factors and other data from the database to calculate the client's indirect CO2e emissions as a result of the client's usage of the particular suppliers. The server may calculate the total CO2e emissions generated by the entire chain of suppliers that are involved with providing a particular product to the client."
The patent application was filed on Aug. 20, 2010 (12/860,845). 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=8,548,835.PN.&OS=PN/8,548,835&RS=PN/8,548,835
Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.