Patents by Inventor Gitta B. Salomon

Gitta B. Salomon 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: 8515658
    Abstract: In one advantageous embodiment, a method for managing presentation of a navigational chart on a touchscreen display device is presented. A user input is received on a surface of the touchscreen display device on which the navigational chart is presented. A number of portions of the navigational chart corresponding to the surface on which the user input was received are identified, using a processor unit connected to the touchscreen display device. A number of graphical indications are presented on the navigational chart in association with each of the number of portions identified by the processor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Susan A. Foster, Paul Richard Kuhn, Roxane Ouellet, Gitta B. Salomon, Jason K. Ward
  • Patent number: 5799280
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for marking audio data as it is recorded, and a user interface for the audio data in a computerized system, is disclosed. A recorder, such as a tape recorder, having a plurality of marker buttons is provided. The audio data is recorded on one channel of a magnetic tape. Any time one of the marker buttons is pressed, a distinct tone is recorded on another channel of the tape as a marker. The audio data and markers are then transferred to the computer system. The user interface provides a graphical display of the audio data, and provides graphical markers which correspond to the marker buttons on the recorder. The audio data can be accessed at any random point, including a point marked by a marker. Without changing modes, a user can access the data at any random point, stop play, select a new point to initiate playback and restart playback, and change the speed of playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Leo Degen, S. Joy Mountford, Richard Mander, Gitta B. Salomon
  • Patent number: 5781904
    Abstract: A user interface system and method for traversing a database. In one aspect the present invention includes providing a plurality of command options, each of the command options represented by a set of descriptive option index terms characterizing that command option. The set of descriptive option index terms characterizing the command options selected by a user are compared with sets of document index terms. Each set of document index terms being compared characterizes an electronic document in a hypertext-type database which is selectively linked in that database with the user's present position. The comparisons result in a ranked list of the selectively linked electronic documents. The electronic documents are ranked in accordance with the relevancy of each document with respect to the selected command option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy R. Oren, Kristee M. Kreitman, Gitta B. Salomon
  • Patent number: 5630117
    Abstract: A user interface system and method for traversing a database. In one aspect the present invention includes providing a plurality of command options, each of the command options represented by a set of descriptive option index terms characterizing that command option. The set of descriptive option index terms characterizing the command options selected by a user are compared with sets of document index terms. Each set of document index terms being compared characterizes an electronic document in a hypertext-type database which is selectively linked in that database with the user's present position. The comparisons result in a ranked list of the selectively linked electronic documents. The electronic documents are ranked in accordance with the relevancy of each document with respect to the selected command option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy R. Oren, Kristee M. Kreitman, Gitta B. Salomon
  • Patent number: 5586216
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for marking audio data as it is recorded, and a user interface for the audio data in a computerized system, is disclosed. A recorder, such as a tape recorder, having a plurality of marker buttons is provided. The audio data is recorded on one channel of a magnetic tape. Any time one of the marker buttons is pressed, a distinct tone is recorded on another channel of the tape as a marker. The audio data and markers are then transferred to the computer system. The user interface provides a graphical display of the audio data, and provides graphical markers which correspond to the marker buttons on the recorder. The audio data can be accessed at any random point, including a point marked by a marker. Without changing modes, a user can access the data at any random point, stop play, select a new point to initiate playback and restart playback, and change the speed of playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Leo M. W. F. Degen, S. Joy Mountford, Richard Mander, Gitta B. Salomon
  • Patent number: 5408655
    Abstract: A user interface system and method for traversing a database. In one aspect the present invention includes providing a plurality of command options, each of the command options represented by a set of descriptive option index terms characterizing that command option. The set of descriptive option index terms characterizing the command options selected by a user, are compared with sets of document index terms. Each set of document index terms being compared characterizes an electronic document in a hypertext-type database which is selectively linked in that database with the user's present position. The comparisons result in a ranked list of the selectively linked electronic documents. The electronic documents are ranked in accordance with the relevancy of each document with respect to the selected command option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1995
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy R. Oren, Kristee M. Kreitman, Gitta B. Salomon
  • Patent number: 5341293
    Abstract: A user interface element having a plurality of user interface elements for marking, finding, organizing, and processing data within documents stored in an associated computer system are described. Each element typically has an appearance which is uniquely related to the data or the function the element is designed to represent or perform, respectively. In their simplest form, these elements are only used to mark data within a document. Each element, however, can also be programmed to cause the computer to perform some function in association with the marked data, such as printing the data or mailing the data to someone. A user can select particular data within a document using an element and have that data associated with the element in memory. Data marked with common elements can be found by searching for a particular representative element in memory. Users can create their own elements, program elements with their own desired functionality, and modify existing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurie J. Vertelney, Thomas D. Erickson, S. Joy Mountford, John A. Thompson-Rohrlich, Gitta B. Salomon, Yin Y. Wong, Daniel S. Venolia, Kathleen M. Gomoll, Eric A. Hulteen
  • Patent number: 5202828
    Abstract: A user interface element having a plurality of user interface elements for marking, finding, organizing, and processing data within documents stored in an associated computer system are described. Each element typically has an appearance which is uniquely related to the data or the function the element is designed to represent or perform, respectively. In their simplest form, these elements are only used to mark data within a document. Each element, however, can also be programmed to cause the computer to perform some function in association with the marked data, such as printing the data or mailing the data to someone. A user can select particular data within a document using an element and have that data associated with the element in memory. Data marked with common elements can be found by searching for a particular representative element in memory. Users can create their own elements, program elements with their own desired functionality, and modify existing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurie J. Vertelney, Thomas D. Erickson, S. Joy Mountford, John J. Thompson-Rohrlich, Gitta B. Salomon, Yin Y. Wong, Daniel S. Venolia, Kathleen M. Gomoll, Eric A. Hulteen