Patents by Inventor George F. Martin

George F. 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: 4716542
    Abstract: A system and method for inputting data to a single port of a host computer in parallel from a terminal keyboard and a graphic data digitizer. An adapter circuit includes inputs from the digitizer, the host computer and the terminal, outputs to the host computer and terminal and switching circuitry for routing signals from selected inputs to selected outputs, so that the use of the digitizer is transparent to the host computer. A microprocessor in the adapter circuit controls switching and, additionally, is programmed so that the digitizer, provided with menu images of keyboards, can mimic the function of the keyboard. The microprocessor memory contains a coordinates map of the menus, locatable as the user desires in the work area, which allows the user to access stored keyboard symbols and functions by using the digitizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1987
    Assignee: Timberline Software Corporation
    Inventors: Curtis L. Peltz, George F. Martin, Peter H. Blake
  • Patent number: 4218610
    Abstract: A system is provided for the automatic measurement of red and white blood cell counts and other blood parameters. The system includes hydraulic apparatus for the aspiration of a blood sample and the proper measurement of the parameters thereof. During operation, the system directs an operator at each step of the procedure, allowing only permitted functions to be performed, thereby decreasing the opportunity for operator error. Each blood cell count is performed twice and the answers compared, an indication of instrument malfunction being presented to the operator if the measurements do not agree within a predetermined percentage. The system monitors itself to detect malfunctions which may occur and alerts the operator to the occurrence of a malfunction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1980
    Assignee: J. T. Baker Chemical Co.
    Inventors: Robert Baxter, Jr., Frank J. Antoci, William J. Tynes, III, Pasquale M. Petrucci, George F. Martin
  • Patent number: 4093849
    Abstract: A system is provided for the automatic measurement of red and white blood cell counts and other blood parameters. The system includes hydraulic apparatus for the aspiration of a blood sample and the proper measurement of the parameters thereof. During operation, the system directs an operator at each step of the procedure, allowing only permitted functions to be performed, thereby decreasing the opportunity for operator error. Each blood cell count is performed twice and the answers compared, an indication of instrument malfunction being presented to the operator if the measurements do not agree within a predetermined percentage. The system monitors itself to detect malfunctions which may occur and alerts the operator to the occurrence of a malfunction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1978
    Assignee: J. T. Baker Chemical Co.
    Inventors: Robert Baxter, Jr., Frank J. Antoci, William J. Tynes, III, Pasquale M. Petrucci, George F. Martin