Patents by Inventor Frederick Sharp

Frederick Sharp 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).

  • Publication number: 20070266336
    Abstract: A method and system for providing feedback for docking a content pane in a host window is disclosed. The method and system include providing a docking map. The docking map includes a plurality of docking areas there within. The method and system also include positioning a thumbnail associated with a content pane over one of the plurality of docking areas. Finally, the method and system include providing a hotspot on the thumbnail. The hotspot indicates that the content pane can be dropped into the one docking area. The feedback enables a user to precisely dock a content pane. In addition, a user can predict the final configuration of the host window. In addition, the docking of the content pane can determine complex configurations within a host window including nested splitters and notebooks whose tabs are oriented in any direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kathleen Nojima, Frederick Sharp, Chenhong Xia
  • Publication number: 20070050720
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for prioritizing a choice. A priority box associated with a choice is provided. A priority value is received as input for the priority box, wherein the priority value both selects and ranks the associated choice. The priority value is displayed within the priority box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Inventors: Frederick Sharp, Chenhong Xia
  • Publication number: 20050010872
    Abstract: A “Motif look and feel” of a component in a graphical user interface (GUI) on a Unix platform is distinguishable based on selection and enablement properties. The appearance and behavior of the component, such as a check box is altered from the traditional “Motif look and feel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Inventors: Letitia Lee, Siu-Nang See, Frederick Sharp
  • Patent number: 6604467
    Abstract: The invention provides a safety system for a small arms projectile in which an initiating device is impacted by a firing member in order to detonate a main explosive charge. The system requires the firing member to be retained in a safe position in relation to the initiating device by at least two independent mechanisms. The firing member is initially supported in a forward position, in which it assists in holding the initiator device in a safe condition, and is caused to move rearwardly, through inertia, when the projectile is fired, destroying one of the retaining mechanisms and allowing the initiator device to adopt a primed position in which it can be activated by the firing member which at this time is retained by the other retaining mechanism which is automatically released when the projectile is in flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Inventors: Michael Alculumbre, Frederick Sharp
  • Publication number: 20030024427
    Abstract: The invention provides a safety system for a small arms projectile in which an initiating device is impacted by a firing member in order to detonate a main explosive charge. The system requires the firing member to be retained in a safe position in relation to the initiating device by at least two independent mechanisms. The firing member is initially supported in a forward position, in which it assists in holding the initiator device in a safe condition, and is caused to move rearwardly, through inertia, when the projectile is fired, destroying one of the retaining mechanisms and allowing the initiator device to adopt a primed position in which it can be activated by the firing member which at this time is retained by the other retaining mechanism which is automatically released when the projectile is in flight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Applicant: Special Cartridge Company Limited
    Inventors: Michael Alculumbre, Frederick Sharp
  • Patent number: 6099127
    Abstract: An ophthalmoscope is disclosed comprising mirrors to generate a raster scan of laser light, and detect reflections of such light from the fundus of a patient's eye. The laser light originates from sources of at least three distinct wavelengths and is mixed to provide a single beam that, for each resolvable picture element of the raster scan, assumes in sequence each of the wavelengths. The reflected light is used to generate a multi-colored image of the fundus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Aberdeen University
    Inventors: Ayyakkannyu Manivannan, Peter Frederick Sharp