Patents by Inventor Chris Strahorn

Chris Strahorn 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: 5933140
    Abstract: A non-interruptive, context-based help system and method for use in a WorldWideWeb based environment includes links to help software that, when activated, tracks the user's position and simultaneously displays a miniaturized depiction of the active Web page in a child window with help information appropriate to the active Web page. The user may select portions of the miniaturized depiction, causing the help software to display help information specific to the selected portion of the page. Preferably, the help software is a Java.TM. application or applet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Strahorn, Michael Wookey