Patents by Inventor Francine Evans

Francine Evans 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: 7895220
    Abstract: Middleware services link multiple data sources to multiple software applications. In one implementation, the middleware receives data requests from different applications, each request including a set of data descriptions that specify which type of data is sought from multiple real-time data sources. The middleware adapts the requests from different types of applications, and the different data available from different real-time data sources, for compatibility with a single common user interface. A user can select which real-time data to map to the common user interface, while each application may request data through a different set of data descriptions. Adapters convert data formats and communication protocols of real-time data from multiple data sources for compatibility with a given requesting application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Francine Evans, Richard Meehan, Eric Klumpen, Ming Niu, Clinton Chapman, Mathieu Will
  • Publication number: 20070047279
    Abstract: A Middleware Apparatus and associated method and program storage device is functionally an/or operationally interposed between ‘one or more data sources’ and a corresponding ‘one or more applications’. When an application requests data from the data sources, the application transmits a set of ‘data descriptions’ which pertain to the set of requested data to the middleware apparatus, the middleware passing the data description to the data sources. The data sources respond by transmitting ‘all available data’ to the middleware apparatus. The adapters of the middleware will respond by generating ‘all available data pertaining to the data description’. The user will ‘map’ the set of ‘all available data pertaining to the data description’ with the set of ‘data descriptions’ thereby identifying ‘mapped available data’. The data sources will then generate the ‘mapped available data’.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Inventors: Francine Evans, Richard Meehan, Eric Klumpen, Ming Niu, Clinton Chapman, Mathieu Will
  • Patent number: 6407679
    Abstract: A system and method for entering text in a virtual environment by sensory gloves. The user enters a key that represents one or more letters by simulating a press of a keyboard in the gloves. The user calibrates the gloves by entering text, during which time the system establishes threshold values that represent simulated presses for each finger. After the initial calibration of the sensory gloves, the user enters text with simulated finger presses. The system distinguishes which movements are intended as simulated finger presses by examining the relative motions of fingers and maintaining dynamic thresholds. Errors are alleviated by providing feedback to the user, such as beeps and a visual display of the fingers and the current text. Because keys may represent more than one character, the system determines the intended text by probabilistic analysis and the Viterbi algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of the State University of New York
    Inventors: Francine Evans, Steven Skiena, Amitabh Varshney