Patents by Inventor Ford Martin

Ford Martin 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: 6490633
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling the execution of an application program to effect the performing of a specialized task is provided. In preferred embodiments, an interface computer program gathers status information from the application computer program, collects user input relating to the specialized task, generates commands to send to the application program, and sends the commands to the application program to effect the execution of the specialized task. The interface computer program communicates with the application computer program preferably through the dynamic data exchange of Windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Barry James Linnett, Ford Martin
  • Patent number: 5301326
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling the execution of an application program to effect the performing of a specialized task is provided. In preferred embodiments, an interface computer program gathers status information from the application computer program, collects user input relating to the specialized task, generates commands to send to the application program, and sends the commands to the application program to effect the execution of the specialized task. The interface computer program communicates with the application computer program preferably through the dynamic data exchange of Windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Barry J. Linnett, Ford Martin