Patents by Inventor Bram De Vries

Bram De Vries 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: 7478445
    Abstract: A reclining table comprising a stationary reclining plate and a back rest pivotally connected to it. A supporting member pivotally connected to said reclining plate near its free end serves for supporting said back rest in various angular positions. Said supporting member has a number of lateral slots for receiving lips of a supporting plate being pivotally connected to said back rest and in that case engaging said back rest. The supporting member is able to support the back rest at an angle of 15° at the most, for example. Beyond that, said supporting plate can be used, which will then cooperate with grooves provided on the reclining plate for supporting the back rest at angles larger than the maximum angle first mentioned. Supporting member and supporting plate are collapsed onto the reclining plate when said back rest is to be brought to the horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Sinmed Holding International B.V.
    Inventor: Bram De Vries
  • Publication number: 20080195449
    Abstract: Techniques to manage cost resources are described. An apparatus comprises a project management program arranged to schedule resources for a project. The project management program includes multiple resource types with one of the resource types comprising a cost resource type. The cost resource type may have multiple defined cost resources each representing a cost value independent of a volume of work for a task or a duration for the task. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Darius Snapkauskas, Raju Iyer, Bram De Vries, David Ducolon, William John Olford
  • Publication number: 20080052829
    Abstract: A reclining table comprising a stationary reclining plate and a back rest pivotally connected to it. A supporting member pivotally connected to said reclining plate near its free end serves for supporting said back rest in various angular positions. Said supporting member has a number of lateral slots for receiving lips of a supporting plate being pivotally connected to said back rest and in that case engaging said back rest. The supporting member is able to support the back rest at an angle of 15° at the most, for example. Beyond that, said supporting plate can be used, which will then cooperate with grooves provided on the reclining plate for supporting the back rest at angles larger than the maximum angle first mentioned. Supporting member and supporting plate are collapsed onto the reclining plate when said back rest is to be brought to the horizontal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: Bram De Vries