Patents by Inventor Billy P. Taylor

Billy P. Taylor 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: 9122661
    Abstract: A method performed by a computer system. The method includes storing a first version of a mass-produced printed paper, the first version having a first digital format. The method also includes replacing first content in the first version with second content, and translating the first version into a second version, the second version having a second digital format. The second version is displayable on a display device as a likeness of the paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Libredigital, Inc.
    Inventor: Billy P. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9087026
    Abstract: Methods and systems for receiving a first version of a printed paper and translating the first version into a second version are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: LibreDigital, Inc.
    Inventor: Billy P. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9087027
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing an electronic version of a printed paper, where the electronic version is a translation of another version of the printed paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: LibreDigital, Inc.
    Inventor: Billy P. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8438466
    Abstract: In one embodiment, on a first date, a computer system receives a watch list term that is specified by a user. The computer system receives an electronic version of a paper on a second date after the first date, and the computer system searches the electronic version for the watch list term, without the user specifying the watch list term after the first date, and without the user initiating the searching after the first date. The computer system outputs a result of the searching for display on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Libredigital, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracey L. Jones, Billy P. Taylor, Frank H. Moeller
  • Patent number: 8401290
    Abstract: A system reads a digital image that includes a set of pixels. The system determines a distribution of colors of the pixels of the digital image. Also, the system analyzes the distribution to identify a range of colors of a background of the digital image. Further, the system identifies pixels whose colors are within the identified range, and the system modifies the identified pixels to have a different color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Libredigital, Inc.
    Inventors: Billy P. Taylor, Craig A. Miller
  • Patent number: 8352849
    Abstract: A method performed by a computer system. The method includes storing a version of a mass-produced printed paper, identifying at least a subset of characters within the version, and in response to the identified subset, forming at least one hyperlink within the version, the version being displayable on a display device as a likeness of the paper including an indicator of a hyperlink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Libredigital, Inc.
    Inventor: Billy P. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8332742
    Abstract: A method performed by a computer system. The method includes storing a version of a mass-produced printed paper, identifying at least a subset of characters within the version, and in response to the identified subset, forming at least one hyperlink within the version, the version being displayable on a display device as a likeness of the paper including an indicator of a hyperlink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Libredigital, Inc.
    Inventor: Billy P. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8055994
    Abstract: A method performed by a computer system. The method includes storing a version of a mass-produced printed paper, and on a display device, displaying the version as a likeness of the paper including an indicator of a hyperlink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Libredigital, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracey L. Jones, Billy P. Taylor, Frank H. Moeller
  • Publication number: 20110112902
    Abstract: A method performed by a computer system. The method includes storing a first version of a mass-produced printed paper, the first version having a first digital format. The method also includes replacing first content in the first version with second content, and translating the first version into a second version, the second version having a second digital format. The second version is displayable on a display device as a likeness of the paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: LibreDigital, Inc.
    Inventor: Billy P. Taylor
  • Patent number: 7900130
    Abstract: A method performed by a computer system. The method includes storing a version of a mass-produced printed paper, identifying at least a subset of characters within the version, and in response to the identified subset, forming at least one hyperlink within the version, the version being displayable on a display device as a likeness of the paper including an indicator of the hyperlink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Libredigital, Inc.
    Inventor: Billy P. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20110041051
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing an electronic version of a printed paper, where the electronic version is a translation of another version of the printed paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: LibreDigital, Inc.
    Inventor: Billy P. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20110041050
    Abstract: Methods and systems for receiving a first version of a printed paper and translating the first version into a second version are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: LibreDigital, Inc.
    Inventor: Billy P. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20100241942
    Abstract: A method performed by a computer system. The method includes storing a version of a mass-produced printed paper, identifying at least a subset of characters within the version, and in response to the identified subset, forming at least one hyperlink within the version, the version being displayable on a display device as a likeness of the paper including an indicator of a hyperlink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: LibreDigital, Inc.
    Inventor: Billy P. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20100241941
    Abstract: A method performed by a computer system. The method includes storing a version of a mass-produced printed paper, identifying at least a subset of characters within the version, and in response to the identified subset, forming at least one hyperlink within the version, the version being displayable on a display device as a likeness of the paper including an indicator of a hyperlink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: LibreDigital, Inc.
    Inventor: Billy P. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20100021053
    Abstract: A system reads a digital image that includes a set of pixels. The system determines a distribution of colors of the pixels of the digital image. Also, the system analyzes the distribution to identify a range of colors of a background of the digital image. Further, the system identifies pixels whose colors are within the identified range, and the system modifies the identified pixels to have a different color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: NEWSSTAND, INC.
    Inventors: Billy P. Taylor, Craig A. Miller
  • Patent number: 7447771
    Abstract: A method performed by a computer system. The method including storing a version of a mass-produced printed paper, and forming a reference within the version. The reference is associated with an operation and at least a portion of the version. The version is displayable on a display device as a likeness of the paper, and the portion is selectable to cause performance of the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: NewsStand, Inc.
    Inventor: Billy P. Taylor
  • Patent number: 7181679
    Abstract: A method performed by a computer system. The method includes storing a first version of a mass-produced printed paper, the first version having a first format. The method also includes translating the first version into a second version, the second version having a second format. The second version is displayable on a display device as a likeness of the paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: NewsStand, Inc.
    Inventor: Billy P. Taylor
  • Patent number: 6850260
    Abstract: A computing device stores a version of a mass-produced printed paper. The version is displayable on a display device as a likeness of the paper. Within a part of the version, the part being displayed on the display device at a particular moment, the computing device identifies a portion of the displayed part that is selectable by a user for copying, the portion being less than all of the displayed part, while preventing a different portion of the displayed part from being selectable by the user for copying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: NewsStand, Inc.
    Inventor: Billy P. Taylor
  • Patent number: 6845273
    Abstract: A method performed by a computer system. The method includes storing a first version of a mass-produced printed paper, the first version having a first digital format. The method also includes replacing first content in the first version with second content, and translating the first version into a second version, the second version having a second digital format. The second version is displayable on a display device as a likeness of the paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: NewsStand, Inc.
    Inventor: Billy P. Taylor
  • Patent number: 6034687
    Abstract: A method for controlling flow, through a computer hardware resource, of information to and from computer applications. When a flow of information is initiated from one of the applications, a determination is made whether the resource is being accessed by another one of the applications and, if so, the flow of information from the first application is delayed. If not, then the flow of information is enabled. When a flow of information is initiated toward the applications, a determination is made to which one of the applications the information is flowing, and the flow is directed to that one application. A graphical interface associates, in the mind of a user, a computer hardware resource with a corresponding real office device, the computer resource enabling the computer to function like the consumer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Billy P. Taylor, Mary P. Czerwinski, Willie Lawson Schoggins, III, Young Howard Lee