Patents by Inventor Andrew William Armstrong

Andrew William Armstrong has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10845945
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to computer-implemented management of first and second electronic documents, each of containing a sequence of content components. A user interface displays a first sequence of display elements to represent the first electronic document, and a second sequence of display elements to represent the second electronic document. Each of the display elements in each of the displayed sequences represents an individual content component or group of content components of the electronic document represented by that sequence. The first and second sequences are displayed alongside each other, with their respective display elements in an initial alignment, to allow a side-by-side comparison of the electronic documents. The user can automatically realign the sequences to a selected content component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Gavin Smyth, Andrew Fitzgibbon, Siân Elizabeth Lindley, Richard Malcolm Banks, Darren Keith Edge, Advait Sarkar, Olivia Evelyn Mary Fletcher Vane, Michael William Armstrong, Ewa Luger
  • Patent number: 10656814
    Abstract: This disclose relates to computer-implemented management of an electronic slide deck, the electronic slide deck containing a set of slides to be presented individually. The computer system processes the slides of the electronic slide deck to autonomously group the slides into a plurality of groups, the autonomous grouping being performed by identifying the slides in each of the groups as having related content, generates in association with the electronic slide deck, grouping data in electronic storage accessible to the computer system, the grouping data denoting the identified groups of slides, and controls a user interface based on the stored grouping data to convey, to a user, information relating to at least one of the identified groups of slides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Siân Elizabeth Lindley, Andrew Fitzgibbon, Samuel Gavin Smyth, Richard Malcolm Banks, Darren Keith Edge, Advait Sarkar, Olivia Evelyn Mary Fletcher Vane, Michael William Armstrong, Ewa Luger
  • Publication number: 20100189510
    Abstract: A method for treating soil at a site contaminated with organic contaminants, comprises: (a) determining site characteristics, and sampling a volume of soil; (b) determining soil characteristics, and identifying and quantifying contaminants; (c) selecting a treatment composition appropriate to the contaminants and soil and site characteristics; (d) calculating an effective amount of treatment composition appropriate to the contaminants and soil and site characteristics, and in the range of from 2% to 12% by weight, relative to the weight of soil being treated; (e) excavating a volume of contaminated soil from the site; (f) combining the effective amount of treatment composition with the excavated soil; (g) mechanically mixing the excavated soil with the treatment composition; and (h) aerating the treated soil; and optionally: (i) conditioning the treated soil; and at least one of: (j) back-filling the site with the treated soil; (k) storing the treated soil; (1) disposing of the treated soil; and/or (m) transp
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Andrew William Armstrong
  • Patent number: 7661907
    Abstract: A method of modifying geotechnically unsuitable soils at a site involving soil stabilization treatment and rolling dynamic compaction. A portion of the site is excavated to a predetermined depth x. Both the excavated site and the soil excavated therefrom are subjected to soils stabilization treatments before the treated excavated soils is backfilled in layers and subjected to both standard compaction and rolling dynamic compaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: AQS Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Andrew William Armstrong
  • Publication number: 20090110489
    Abstract: A method of modifying geotechnically unsuitable soils (21) at a site (20) so as to render the site (20) capable of bearing a load (30) comprises steps involving soil stabilisation treatment and rolling dynamic compaction (42). A portion (40) of the site (20) is excavated down to a pre-determined depth x. Both the excavated site (40) and the soil excavated therefrom are subjected to soils stabilisation treatments, before the treated excavated soils is backfilled in layers (43), and subjected to both standard compaction (45) and rolling dynamic compaction (42). The result is a raft (32) of modified soils capable of supporting bearing pressures associated with traditional housing foundations (33, 35). The need to drive piles (25) into deep strata (24) with load-bearing capabilities, or to use other costly or environmentally unsound techniques to address the issue of geotechnically unsuitable or contaminated soils is thus avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Andrew William Armstrong