Patents by Inventor David Windell

David Windell 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: 10642351
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to a method for optimizing a user interface (UI) for an active application over a computing device. The method includes receiving the gaze information, including gaze location, of a user's gaze on the UI, determining a first section of a plurality of sections of the UI associated with the received gaze location, and muting other of the plurality of sections outside of the first section, such that the first section in the UI remains active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Robert Wald, David Windell
  • Patent number: 10452259
    Abstract: A method for facilitating the validation of an action by a user utilizing a touch screen device having a processor executing software commands includes providing an initial screen via a GUI displaying certain data fields and functional icons of a particular application. On the touch screen an initial active area is designated in association with certain data fields and functional icons. An end user interacts with the touch screen device generating an input signal. The input signal is received from the touch screen active area by the processor requesting an action. Upon receipt of the input signal, a validation active area on the touch screen is visually displayed. The validation active area is monitored for a secondary input signal generated by an end user interacting with the validation active area. The initial active area is monitored for determining an input signal in association with the initial active area is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Michael Eischeid, David Windell
  • Patent number: 9886087
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to a method for optimizing a user interface (UI) for an active application over a computing device. The method includes receiving the gaze information, including gaze location, of a user's gaze on the UI, determining a first section of a plurality of sections of the UI associated with the received gaze location, and muting other of the plurality of sections outside of the first section, such that the first section in the UI remains active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Robert Wald, David Windell
  • Patent number: 9600103
    Abstract: A method for facilitating the validation of an action by a user utilizing a touch screen device having a processor executing software commands includes providing an initial screen via a GUI displaying certain data fields and functional icons of a particular application. On the touch screen an initial active area is designated in association with certain data fields and functional icons. An end user interacts with the touch screen device generating an input signal. The input signal is received from the touch screen active area by the processor requesting an action. Upon receipt of the input signal, a validation active area on the touch screen is visually displayed. The validation active area is monitored for a secondary input signal generated by an end user interacting with the validation active area. The initial active area is monitored for determining an input signal in association with the initial active area is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Michael Eischeid, David Windell
  • Patent number: 8589741
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing such methods for providing server fault notifications, diagnostic and system management information may include, but are not limited to: receiving a network fault status request input; illuminating one or more server node fault indicators for one or more degraded server nodes having one or more faults; receiving a server node fault status request input for a degraded server node having one or more faults; and displaying one or more diagnostic service notifications for one or more faults of the degraded server node. The displaying of the diagnostic service notifications may allow for the completion of various service operations associated with the service notifications once the information specific to a fault is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Windell, Pravin Patel, James Hughes, Christopher West, Robert Piper, Timothy Schlude
  • Patent number: 8291266
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing such methods for providing server diagnostic and system management information may include, but are not limited to: receiving a network fault status request input; illuminating one or more server node fault indicators for one or more degraded server nodes having one or more faults; receiving a server node fault status request input for a degraded server node having one or more faults; and displaying one or more diagnostic service notifications for one or more faults of the degraded server node. Display of diagnostic service notifications may allow for completion of various service operations associated with service notifications once information specific to a fault is presented. Such service operations may include placing a system in standby mode, transferring workloads to other systems, initiating a firmware update, placing the system in a mode that allows for physical maintenance, or ordering parts associated with one or more faults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Windell, Pravin Patel, James Hughes, Christopher West, Robert Piper, Timothy Schlude
  • Publication number: 20120216083
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing such methods for providing server fault notifications, diagnostic and system management information may include, but are not limited to: receiving a network fault status request input; illuminating one or more server node fault indicators for one or more degraded server nodes having one or more faults; receiving a server node fault status request input for a degraded server node having one or more faults; and displaying one or more diagnostic service notifications for one or more faults of the degraded server node. The displaying of the diagnostic service notifications may allow for the completion of various service operations associated with the service notifications once the information specific to a fault is presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Windell, Pravin Patel, James Hughes, Christopher West, Robert Piper, Timothy Schlude
  • Publication number: 20110066895
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing such methods for providing server fault notifications, diagnostic and system management information may include, but are not limited to: receiving a network fault status request input; illuminating one or more server node fault indicators for one or more degraded server nodes having one or more faults; receiving a server node fault status request input for a degraded server node having one or more faults; and displaying one or more diagnostic service notifications for one or more faults of the degraded server node. The displaying of the diagnostic service notifications may allow for the completion of various service operations associated with the service notifications once the information specific to a fault is presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Windell, Pravin Patel, James Hughes, Christopher West, Robert Piper, Timothy Schlude
  • Publication number: 20070244586
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and electronic devices are provided for managing sound in a plurality of computer-executed applications. One method includes: operating a sound manager function to provide a user with an option to selectively mute up to n?1 applications of n applications, where n>1; and in response to the user choosing to selectively mute up to n?1 applications, the sound manager function selectively muting the up to n?1 applications. Another method includes providing a user with an option to selectively mute up to n?1 applications of n applications, where n>1. In response to the user choosing to selectively mute up to n?1 applications, at least one action is performed in response to requests to play sounds by the selectively muted applications so that the sounds are muted with respect to a sound device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: David Champion, Vincent Lanzolla, Timothy Meserth, Mark Molander, David Windell
  • Publication number: 20070234236
    Abstract: The invention concerns methods and apparatus for generating and controlling a slider control for simultaneously changing values of two variables. In the methods and apparatus of the invention a graph having two axes is displayed, wherein the axes correspond to first and second variables. The values of the first and second variables may be simultaneously adjusted using a slider control displayed in a two-dimensional region between the axes. As a user adjusts the slider control and changes values associated with the two variables, the methods of the present invention calculate the effects of the adjustment on a value of a third variable. A graphical component is then used to depict the updated value of the third variable. Additionally, curves corresponding to constant values, or ranges of values, of the third variable are displayed in the two-dimensional region to assist a user in selecting values for the first and second variables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: David Champion, Vincent Lanzolla, Timothy Meserth, Mark Molander, David Windell