Patents by Inventor Elissa D. Smilowitz

Elissa D. Smilowitz 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: 5596700
    Abstract: The invention is a system for creating annotations (notes) from text entered by a user. The notes are permanently and persistently associated with a title text in a window and are either displayed or hidden along with the window having the associated title text. The title of the window, the note position and the note text are stored in nonvolatile storage as a note record, preferably along with all other note records to form a note dictionary. Thereafter, when each new window having a title is displayed, the system compares the new window title with each note title previously recorded. If the new title is the same as any note titles, then the note text is displayed at the note position. When a window is closed or altered in a way that would affect the way that the notes should be displayed, the system searches the note records to find all notes being displayed on the particular window and processes them accordingly. For example, if the window is being closed, then all associated notes are hidden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Darnell, Elissa D. Smilowitz