Patents by Inventor Fred P. Messinger

Fred P. Messinger 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: 5682489
    Abstract: A system monitoring device has the capacity of displaying historical or real time information and also allows a user to set, via direct manipulation, a range of values in relation to other currently displayed information in graphical format on a computer screen and to view such relationships in an intuitive manner. A user interface is provided so a user can interact with information being viewed via an input device, e.g., a pointing device. The user interface of the system monitoring device of the present invention includes two interactive icons allowing a user to select and display information contained in a historical record, or log, of information, as well as real time information, and also to expand the interactive icon into a range of values, specifying a minimum and maximum, so that there is a range between the point at which the activity may take place and the point at which the activity is canceled which a user can directly manipulate in an intuitive manner on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Harrow, Fred P. Messinger
  • Patent number: 5375199
    Abstract: A system monitoring device is disclosed which is capable of displaying historical or real time information and also allows a user to set, via direct manipulation, a range of values in relation to other currently displayed information in graphical format on a computer screen and to view such relationships in an intuitive manner. A user interface is provided whereby a user can interact with information being viewed via an input device, e.g., a pointing device. The user interface of the system monitoring device of the present invention includes two interactive icons which allow a user to select and display information contained in a historical record, or log, of information, as well as real time information, and also to expand the interactive icon into a range of values so that there is a range, or hysteresis, between the point at which the activity may take place and the point at which the activity is canceled which a user can directly manipulate in an intuitive manner on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1994
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Harrow, Fred P. Messinger