Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Stephen Schaffer

Jeffrey Stephen Schaffer 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: 6236991
    Abstract: A system for collecting, categorizing and searching metadata about content provided on the internet and/or intranet for delivery in accordance with customized user profiles. The system collects internet information and categorizes same for provision at a customer's intranet server. The system is additionally adapted to either passively receive or actively collect and categorize internally-provided content for delivery with the externally gathered and categorized content and for matching to user profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Valentine Frauenhofer, Joaquin Manuel Marques, Michael Edward Moran, Subhas Palchowdhury, Jeffrey Stephen Schaffer
  • Patent number: 6014662
    Abstract: A user interface is provided that performs much of the work in searching and organizing of search data. It defines search terms and sources ahead of time for subjects that have wide usage, or are suggested by the user. It then organizes collections of search documents pertaining to a selected subject into a book divided into sections according to topics about the subject. Each section of the book is represented by a tab on the book that can be used to select between the various topics in the book. The books can be used to organize information from numerous sources about any number of subjects including companies, products, industries, geographies and people. Standard books can be personalized to fit the users need. For example, the content and organization of a book on a company can be changed depending on whether the user of the book owns the company's stock, competes with the company, or sells products to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Edward Moran, Jeffrey Stephen Schaffer