Patents Examined by Kimbinh T. Nugyen
  • Patent number: 8773425
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and software for proposing a resolution to a position conflict between a graphic object within a drawing sharing a portion of, up to all of, the one or more locations of other graphic objects, comprising the steps of: identifying a proposed new location of the graphic object within the drawing that will resolve the conflict; creating a reflection of the graphic object depicting the graphic object as it would appear at the proposed new location without moving the graphic object from its location; and determining whether the proposed new location will clear the conflict by not sharing a portion of the one or more locations, including embodiments directed to the use of reflections, alert/conflict bubbles, modeless drawing windows, and clipping planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: M.E.P. CAD Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Reghetti, Phillip M. Schaeffer, Shane Hoeft
  • Patent number: 7379066
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method is provided for creating a personal animated entity for delivering a multi-media message from a sender to a recipient. An image file from the sender may be received by a server. The image file may include an image of an entity. The sender may be requested to provide input with respect to facial features of the image of the entity in preparation for animating the image of the entity. After the sender provides the input with respect to the facial features of the image of the entity, the image of the entity may be presented as a personal animated entity to the sender to preview. Upon approval of the preview from the sender, the image of the entity may be presented as a sender-selectable personal animated entity for delivering the multi-media message to the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Joern Ostermann, Mehmet Reha Civanlar, Ana Cristina Andres del Valle, Patrick Haffner