Patents Represented by Attorney James H. Barksdale, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5696918
    Abstract: A method for managing marker entities within a document data stream independently of the content of the data stream. The method provides consistent specification and independent processing of marker entities which may include both text and non-text data and which may be associated physically and/or logically with data stream content at the document or lower order entity level. A define marker structure control is utilized within the data stream to specify in a data type independent fashion the physical structure and content of a marker entity as well as defining any desired relationship of a marker entity with another entity within the data stream. A map marker control is then utilized to control the position within a presentation area where the marker entity is to be imaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barbara A. Barker, Thomas R. Edel, Jeffrey A. Stark
  • Patent number: 4962475
    Abstract: A method for tailoring a master document to obtain a special document. The master document is made up of data objects and portions of the data objects. Included in the portions are pointers to corresponding data objects. The portions are windowed and displayed. Selection of a window will result in a view port being opened through the window into a corresponding data object. The data object can then be scrolled to obtain a desired portion to be included in the special document. As each desired portion is obtained, it is stored and becomes part of the special document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1990
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Irene H. Hernandez, Rex A. McCaskill
  • Patent number: 4703321
    Abstract: A method for editing graphic objects in an interactive draw graphic system, in which the operator is allowed to select one of two editing modes which results in a graphic object being either redefined or remaining as is when a graphical editing action is applied only to a portion (sub-object) of the object. In the REDEFINE mode, the graphic editing action e.g., stretch, shrink, scale down, rotate, etc., applied to a sub-object results in the line segments of the object that are attched to the ends of the sub-object to be redrawn or "rubber-banded" as the sub-object is edited (moved). In the AS-IS mode only the sub-object is affected by the graphic editing action and the rest of the object is not altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1987
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barbara A. Barker, Irene H. Hernandez
  • Patent number: 4370071
    Abstract: A daisy wheel printer print package including a daisy wheel print element and a cartridge. The cartridge is adapted to have the print element inserted thereinto and maintained in a latched and properly oriented position for either acceptance by a printer or storage and shipping. When the package is installed in a printer, the print element is adapted to be unlatched for rotation within the cartridge for printing. Also, the cartridge is adapted to have the print element unlatched and removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1983
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Adolph B. Habich, Ronald E. Hunt
  • Patent number: 4365779
    Abstract: An apparatus for permitting, and limiting the extent of, tilting and rotating of a display monitor. The apparatus is made up of a top portion and a bottom portion. The top and bottom portions are connectable though a key and lock arrangement and have spherical mating contoured surfaces. The mating contoured surfaces permit the tilting and rotating of the monitor. Located on the bottom portion is a projection for engaging the top portion and limiting the extent of rotation of the monitor. The key and lock arrangement includes a lock in the bottom portion for cooperating with a key on the top portion to control the extent of tilting of the monitor. In addition, the top portion has outwardly and downwardly extending wings for limiting vibration of the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1982
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Bobbie D. Bates, Ralph A. Haus
  • Patent number: 4359286
    Abstract: A method of, and system for, increasing the number of characters available to be printed with a single print element. If a printer is printing from storage and the character being presented to the printer does not match the print element in use, a determination is made as to whether the character is in fact available on the element. If so, the character is caused to be printed. If not, a determination is made as to whether the presented character can be constructed from characters existing on the print element. If so, construction is caused to occur to avoid a print element change. If, however, the presented character does not exist on the print element and cannot be constructed from characters that do exist on the print element, a requirement for a print element change is signalled. Following a change, printing will continue with the new print element as long as characters are available, or can be constructed from available characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1982
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Johnny G. Barnes, Paul D. Waldo
  • Patent number: 4334286
    Abstract: A keyboard/display apparatus enters tabular data in two different modes. For the entry of tabular data in a row by row mode, a tab key on the keyboard is depressed for causing tabbing to a next set tab on the same line. For the entry of tabular data in a column by column mode, a coded tab is keyed for causing left tabbing to a nearest set tab on a following line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1982
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shaun C. Kerigan, Brian D. Key, James Smith
  • Patent number: 4330218
    Abstract: A method of, and apparatus for, engaging and disengaging a selection motor drive hub and a daisy wheel print element. Included therein and utilized therefor are means for permitting a pivoting of a ribbon cartridge and means for connecting the ribbon cartridge to a selection motor. The motor and cartridge are connected such that upon a pivoting of the ribbon cartridge for (1) a print element change, the hub is translated out of engagement with the print element, and (2) continued printing, the hub is translated into engagement with the print element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1982
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Adolph B. Habich, Ronald E. Hunt
  • Patent number: 4315694
    Abstract: A daisy wheel printer carrier for print element and ribbon cartridges. The carrier is made up of a frame having a vertically oriented print element cartridge receptacle adjacent one end and support means for carrying a pivotable ribbon cartridge adjacent the other end. The frame is structured to be mounted on adjustable eccentric rails for slidable translation toward and away from a printer platen, and for orientation relative to the platen upon adjustment of the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1982
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Adolph B. Habich, Ronald E. Hunt
  • Patent number: 4307968
    Abstract: An under-the-cover automatic font changing apparatus for a daisy wheel printer which utilizes a print element housed in a cartridge during printing. The apparatus is adapted to exchange print elements in the cartridge. Included in the apparatus are an elongated and vertically oriented rack, a plurality of print element holding means located along the rack, drive means for vertically elevating and lowering the rack in a single plane, and means for causing a selection motor drive hub included in the printer to be translated toward and away from the print element for a print element change. During printing, the drive hub is for rotating the print element housed in the cartridge. Cooperating with the apparatus is a carrier positionable along and above the rack and carrying the cartridge. The cartridge has spring means included therein for cooperating with the drive hub upon insertion of one of the holding means into the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1981
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Adolph B. Habich, Ronald E. Hunt
  • Patent number: 4298290
    Abstract: A system for first justifying a text line according to a system minimum escapement unit, and then rejustifying the line according to a minimum escapement unit for a printer which is to be utilized in printing the line. The first justification of the line is in a normal manner. That is, any residue is divided by the number of word spaces on the line to obtain a quotient and any remainder. The extent of word space expansion is then the value of the quotient plus the remainder until exhausted. Rejustification for the printer being utilized is accomplished by dividing each system justified word space size by the printer minimum escapement unit to obtain a new quotient and remainder. Each system justified word space is then converted to a value including the obtained quotient for each space, and the remainders for all spaces are accumulated for adding to the first word space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1981
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Johnny G. Barnes, Patrick J. Hurley, Gary W. Miller
  • Patent number: 4278357
    Abstract: A daisy wheel spring disc utilized in conjunction with a daisy wheel print element to control impression. Both the spring disc and the print element have radially extending petals. The print element petals carry a character adjacent their outer extremity. A spring disc petal is associated with each print element petal for which impression is to be controlled. The spring disc petals vary in length relative to the print element petals. The lengths of the spring disc petals depend upon whether the character on the associated print wheel petal has a large or small print surface area. During printing, the spring disc is positioned on the printing side of the print element. When a print element petal is driven out of the plane of the remaining print element petals during printing of a character, the associated spring disc petal will be contacted and will absorb a portion of the energy imparted to the print element petal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1981
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Arno Matla, Horst D. Matthaei
  • Patent number: 4278356
    Abstract: A printer carrier for carrying both a selection motor and a carrier for print element and ribbon cartridges. The printer carrier is made up of a frame, adjustable rails, and a leadscrew follower, and is structured to be mounted on escapement rails. The adjustable rails are for accepting the selection motor and the carrier for print element and ribbon cartridges. Upon adjustment of the rails, the motor and cartridge carrier are oriented relative to a printer platen. The follower is for connecting the apparatus to a leadscrew for controlling escapement along the escapement rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1981
    Assignee: International Business Machins Corporation
    Inventors: Adolph B. Habich, Ronald E. Hunt
  • Patent number: 4264221
    Abstract: A cartridge for housing a daisy wheel print element during printing use and non-use. The cartridge has a front, sides, and a back, and is structured to substantially enclose the print element. Included in the makeup of the cartridge are (1) a slot in the top of the front for accommodating a print hammer during printing operations, (2) an orientation opening generally centralized within the front to accept a matching orientation protrusion carried by the print element, (3) a loading opening in the bottom for insertion and removal of the print element, (4) a card holder carried by the top of the back, (5) a ribbon guide carried by the top of the front, and (6) a center bowed leaf spring located within the cartridge. The lower end of the spring acts against the lower inside of the back and the bow acts against the inside of the front adjacent the orientation opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1981
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Adolph B. Habich, Ronald E. Hunt
  • Patent number: 4245916
    Abstract: A daisy wheel printer print element adapted to be housed and oriented in a cartridge during printing and storage. The element has a hammer impact side and a printing side and is made up of a circular central hub, petals connected to the hub and extending radially therefrom, and types carried on the outer extremities of the petals on the printing side of the element. The central hub is dish shaped with its protruding side on the impact side of the element. Carried on the protruding side of the central hub is an orientation protrusion having a stabilizing surface engulfing the axis of rotation of the element. The orientation protrusion is for cooperating with a matching opening in the cartridge. The stabilizing surface is for cooperating with a mating face on a selection motor drive hub. Within the orientation protrusion is a depression also engulfing the axis of rotation of the element. Located within the depression and radially displaced from the axis of rotation of the element is a drive opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1981
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Adolph B. Habich, Ronald E. Hunt
  • Patent number: 4232975
    Abstract: A method of, and a system for, controlling a constant current hammer in a carrier type daisy wheel printer. A logic table is utilized and first addressed with a carrier velocity code corresponding to character selection time. The table output is a sync point for determining hammer turn on time. The table is next addressed with a combination code made up of the velocity code and a code corresponding to the desired impact force. The table output this time is the actual turn on time for the hammer from the sync point. The on time of the hammer is then controlled by the desired impact force code. This code is also utilized to control the beginning of selection for the next character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1980
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Milburn H. Kane
  • Patent number: 4225943
    Abstract: A display system for horizontally segmenting text made up of varying width characters and spaces. When a text measure is wider than the width of a display device, only a portion of the text can be displayed at one time. By dividing the text into segments, all of the text can be ultimately displayed. This is done automatically dependent upon the current location of a cursor positioned within one of the lines of the text. Entire lines of text, including a scale line, are sequentially loaded into a line buffer beginning with the line containing the cursor. A segment of the line containing the cursor is determined and displayed, and then corresponding segments of subsequent lines are determined and displayed. Thereafter, a corresponding segment of the scale line is determined and displayed. The display includes only whole characters adjacent its left edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1980
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Dennis G. Busch
  • Patent number: D258733
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1981
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Gordon P. Bruce, Allen D. Hawthorne, Eliot F. Noyes, deceased
  • Patent number: D261002
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1981
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Vincent Giannotti, Jr., Henry Kapper, Edward J. Sabella
  • Patent number: D264970
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1982
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Vincent Giannotti, Jr.