Patents by Inventor Carol Lilly

Carol Lilly 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).

  • Publication number: 20070113757
    Abstract: A lap tray for holding a plurality of eating utensils, or, alternatively, for providing a writing surface, has a rigid base, a lap pillow, a plurality of depressions, and a cover element. The lap pillow is adapted to be attached to a bottom surface of the rigid base, the lap pillow being adapted for supporting the lap tray on an uneven surface such as a lap of a user. The plurality of depressions in a top surface of the rigid base are shaped to hold the plurality of eating utensils. The cover element is shaped to be positioned over the top surface to provide a writing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Inventor: Carol Lilly
  • Publication number: 20050206279
    Abstract: Releasable slide assemblies are adapted to be coupled to an artistically framed picture, or mirror, thereby effectively concealing a recessed cabinet and providing unobvious movement in longitudinal direction. The preferred releasable slide assembly consists of three elements, attached to inter-fitting longitudinally movable members in a relationship to pass adjacent to one another. The slide assembly is relatively silent in operation, and even the inexperienced operator can actuate the release latch. The decorative cover is convincing in concealment, visually appealing in the open and closed positions, and easily removed from the slide assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventor: Carol Lilly
  • Patent number: 6182064
    Abstract: Provided are a method and system for locating data stored within an environment having multiple interconnected computing systems. The method and system achieve their objects via the following actions. A superset of one or more elements comprised of data location identifiers and associated data attributes is created. A list of data attributes is received. In response to said received list of data attributes, any data location identifiers, within said created superset, which have the data attributes in the list, are transmitted. In one embodiment, the superset elements consist of object identifiers paired with the computing system wherein the objects associated with the object identifiers are located, the list of data attributes contains a list of object attributes, and the data location identifiers transmitted consist of an object identifier paired with a computing location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Uel Shorter, Susan Carol Lilly, Robert Bruce Scott
  • Patent number: 5946680
    Abstract: A request for determining a unique object identifier for an object located somewhere within a plurality of data processing systems in a network may be received from an application by a single data processing in the network. A local object index containing object attribute records is searched for matches with specified input criteria and any matches are identified. A local search list is then consulted and, if other object indexes require searching, the request is forwarded to the next object index on the list together with an indication of the object index or indexes already searched. The inclusion of an indication of indexes already searched prevents a loop-back condition from occurring. As each object index is searched, the search list is consulted and, if additional object indexes remain to be searched, the request is propagated to the next object index and the results of searching a local object index are returned to an originating data processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Uel Shorter, Susan Carol Lilly, Robert Bruce Scott
  • Patent number: 4872410
    Abstract: A foldable playtray is provided having a table supported by a pair of legs hinged to the table in such a way that both surfaces of the table may be used. One surface of the table is provided with a Lego-type play surface so a child playing with Lego-type toys can detachably secure them to the table. The other surface of the table is flat, for use for games, arts and crafts. The legs can be rotated so they support the table with either its Lego-type play surface or its flat surface on top. In addition, the legs are provided with a Lego-type play surface and can be rotated to be coplanar with the table to provide an extended Lego-type play surface. The legs are also equipped with covered storage compartments for small objects. A storage bag and the table are provided with complimentary velcro type fasteners arranged in such a way the velcro can be used to not only attach the storage bag to the table, but they can also be used to close the storage bag when it is detached from the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1989
    Inventor: Carol Lilly