Patents by Inventor Jennifer L. Milam

Jennifer L. Milam 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: 9946389
    Abstract: The disclosed variable pressure touch system includes an information handling system (IHS) that may take many forms. In one embodiment, the IHS may be a tablet with a touch sensor in the form of a touch sensitive display. A user may apply pressure to the touch sensor with a finger, stylus, or other pointing device. The touch sensor may then generate a current pressure indication of the current pressure exhibited by the touch on the touch sensor. In one embodiment, a touch tool of the IHS may receive the current pressure indication and generate a display image on the display of the IHS that changes as the current pressure indication changes. In other embodiments, the touch tool of the IHS may receive the current pressure indication and generate a visual indicator on the display of the IHS that changes as the current pressure indication changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Milam, Pamela A. Nesbitt
  • Patent number: 9715866
    Abstract: A method for displaying data in a graphical overlay. The method includes overlaying a first lens, including a first dataset, on a first region of the graphical overlay while a second lens, including a second dataset, overlaps the first lens. The first and second datasets are simultaneously displayed, and a correlation between the datasets is determined. Separation of the first and second lenses preserves a circumscribed region within each lens. The first dataset corresponds to first orientation position of the first lens. Rotation of the first lens to a second orientation position reconfigures the first dataset to provide a modified first dataset which corresponds to the second position. A rotational position may also be associated with points in time, a first position corresponding to a first point in time and the first dataset representing the first dataset at the first point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Milam, Eric W. Leong, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Jonathan W. Stoecker
  • Patent number: 9697804
    Abstract: A system and computer program product for displaying data in a graphical overlay. The system overlays a first lens, including a first dataset, on a first region of the graphical overlay while a second lens, including a second dataset, overlaps the first lens. The first and second datasets are simultaneously displayed, and a correlation between the datasets is determined. Separation of the first and second lenses preserves a circumscribed region within each lens. The first dataset corresponds to first orientation position of the first lens. Rotation of the first lens to a second orientation position reconfigures the first dataset to provide a modified first dataset which corresponds to the second position. A rotational position may also be associated with points in time, a first position corresponding to a first point in time and the first dataset representing the first dataset at the first point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Milam, Eric W. Leong, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Jonathan W. Stoecker
  • Publication number: 20170083141
    Abstract: The disclosed variable pressure touch system includes an information handling system (IHS) that may take many forms. In one embodiment, the IHS may be a tablet with a touch sensor in the form of a touch sensitive display. A user may apply pressure to the touch sensor with a finger, stylus, or other pointing device. The touch sensor may then generate a current pressure indication of the current pressure exhibited by the touch on the touch sensor. In one embodiment, a touch tool of the IHS may receive the current pressure indication and generate a display image on the display of the IHS that changes as the current pressure indication changes. In other embodiments, the touch tool of the IHS may receive the current pressure indication and generate a visual indicator on the display of the IHS that changes as the current pressure indication changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Milam, Pamela A. Nesbitt
  • Patent number: 9600114
    Abstract: The disclosed variable pressure touch system includes an information handling system (IHS) that may take many forms. In one embodiment, the IHS may be a tablet with a touch sensor in the form of a touch sensitive display. A user may apply pressure to the touch sensor with a finger, stylus, or other pointing device. The touch sensor may then generate a current pressure indication of the current pressure exhibited by the touch on the touch sensor. In one embodiment, a touch tool of the IHS may receive the current pressure indication and generate a display image on the display of the IHS that changes as the current pressure indication changes. In other embodiments, the touch tool of the IHS may receive the current pressure indication and generate a visual indicator on the display of the IHS that changes as the current pressure indication changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer L Milam, Pamela A Nesbitt
  • Publication number: 20160275918
    Abstract: A system and computer program product for displaying data in a graphical overlay. The system overlays a first lens, including a first dataset, on a first region of the graphical overlay while a second lens, including a second dataset, overlaps the first lens. The first and second datasets are simultaneously displayed, and a correlation between the datasets is determined. Separation of the first and second lenses preserves a circumscribed region within each lens. The first dataset corresponds to first orientation position of the first lens. Rotation of the first lens to a second orientation position reconfigures the first dataset to provide a modified first dataset which corresponds to the second position. A rotational position may also be associated with points in time, a first position corresponding to a first point in time and the first dataset representing the first dataset at the first point in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: JENNIFER L. MILAM, ERIC W. LEONG, PAMELA A. NESBITT, JONATHAN W. STOECKER
  • Publication number: 20160266777
    Abstract: A method for displaying data in a graphical overlay. The method includes overlaying a first lens, including a first dataset, on a first region of the graphical overlay while a second lens, including a second dataset, overlaps the first lens. The first and second datasets are simultaneously displayed, and a correlation between the datasets is determined. Separation of the first and second lenses preserves a circumscribed region within each lens. The first dataset corresponds to first orientation position of the first lens. Rotation of the first lens to a second orientation position reconfigures the first dataset to provide a modified first dataset which corresponds to the second position. A rotational position may also be associated with points in time, a first position corresponding to a first point in time and the first dataset representing the first dataset at the first point in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: JENNIFER L. MILAM, ERIC W. LEONG, PAMELA A. NESBITT, JONATHAN W. STOECKER
  • Patent number: 9430990
    Abstract: A system and a computer program product for displaying data in a graphical overlay. The method includes overlaying a first lens, including a first dataset, on a first region of the graphical overlay while a second lens, including a second dataset, overlaps the first lens. The first and second datasets are simultaneously displayed, and a correlation between the datasets is determined. Separation of the first and second lenses preserves a circumscribed region within each lens. The first dataset corresponds to first orientation position of the first lens. Rotation of the first lens to a second orientation position reconfigures the first dataset to provide a modified first dataset which corresponds to the second position. A rotational position may also be associated with points in time, a first position corresponding to a first point in time and the first dataset representing the first dataset at the first point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Milam, Eric W. Leong, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Jonathan W. Stoecker
  • Patent number: 9424806
    Abstract: A method for displaying data in a graphical overlay includes overlaying a first lens, including a first dataset, on a first region of the graphical overlay while a second lens, including a second dataset, overlaps the first lens. The first and second datasets are simultaneously displayed, and a correlation between the datasets is determined. Separation of the first and second lenses preserves a circumscribed region within each lens. The first dataset corresponds to first orientation position of the first lens. Rotation of the first lens to a second orientation position reconfigures the first dataset to provide a modified first dataset which corresponds to the second position. A rotational position may also be associated with points in time, a first position corresponding to a first point in time and the first dataset representing the first dataset at the first point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Milam, Eric W. Leong, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Jonathan W. Stoecker
  • Patent number: 9389748
    Abstract: A method, a system and a computer program product for visually navigating contextual semantic data in a graphical overlay. The method includes overlaying a first lens, corresponding to a first domain and oriented in a first position, on the graphical overlay. A set of semantic data is displayed within the first lens. Rotation of the first lens to a second position reconfigures the semantic data such that a modified set of semantic data is displayed within the first lens. The modified semantic data and a ghosted image of the set of semantic data may be simultaneously displayed. A rotational position of the first lens is associated with various context aspects. A second lens, corresponding to a second domain, fully overlaps the first lens. Responsive to separating the first and second lenses, a circumscribed region is preserved within each of the first and second lenses while concealing a non-circumscribed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Milam, Eric W. Leong, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Jonathan W. Stoecker, Tricia Y. Garrett
  • Publication number: 20160034086
    Abstract: The disclosed variable pressure touch system includes an information handling system (IHS) that may take many forms. In one embodiment, the IHS may be a tablet with a touch sensor in the form of a touch sensitive display. A user may apply pressure to the touch sensor with a finger, stylus, or other pointing device. The touch sensor may then generate a current pressure indication of the current pressure exhibited by the touch on the touch sensor. In one embodiment, a touch tool of the IHS may receive the current pressure indication and generate a display image on the display of the IHS that changes as the current pressure indication changes. In other embodiments, the touch tool of the IHS may receive the current pressure indication and generate a visual indicator on the display of the IHS that changes as the current pressure indication changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Milam, Pamela A. Nesbitt
  • Patent number: 9235327
    Abstract: A computing device displays a set of graphical user interface (GUI) elements each having a respective transparent portion positioned over all or part of an underlying GUI element, which displays underlying content. Each set of GUI elements includes a respective set of peripherally located menu tabs and each menu tab includes a respective set of icons including a first icon corresponding to the first menu tab of a first GUI element. Each selected icon affects content that is displayed in a corresponding transparent portion, including the underlying content displayed within the underlying GUI element that is within the corresponding transparent portion. The computing device receives input selecting the first icon and in response applies a first modification to the content displayed within a first transparent portion which corresponds to the first GUI element and includes the underlying content that is within the first transparent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Milam, Sarah C. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150062176
    Abstract: A system and a computer program product for displaying data in a graphical overlay. The method includes overlaying a first lens, including a first dataset, on a first region of the graphical overlay while a second lens, including a second dataset, overlaps the first lens. The first and second datasets are simultaneously displayed, and a correlation between the datasets is determined. Separation of the first and second lenses preserves a circumscribed region within each lens. The first dataset corresponds to first orientation position of the first lens. Rotation of the first lens to a second orientation position reconfigures the first dataset to provide a modified first dataset which corresponds to the second position. A rotational position may also be associated with points in time, a first position corresponding to a first point in time and the first dataset representing the first dataset at the first point in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Milam, Eric W. Leong, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Jonathan W. Stoecker
  • Publication number: 20150062156
    Abstract: A method for displaying contextual semantic data in a graphical overlay includes activating a first lens corresponding to a first domain, and activating at least one first domain context within the first lens. The method also includes, responsive to activating the at least one first domain context within the first lens, displaying the first domain context within the first lens. At least one second domain context is activated and displayed throughout the entire graphical overlay while simultaneously displaying the at least one first domain context within the first lens. Alternatively, the at least one second domain context is displayed within an activated second lens, which corresponds to a second domain, while simultaneously displaying the at least one first domain context within the first lens. By simultaneously displaying the first and second domain contexts, a cross-domain interaction between the first and second domains is identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Milam, Eric W. Leong, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Jonathan W. Stoecker
  • Publication number: 20150067587
    Abstract: A method, a system and a computer program product for visually navigating contextual semantic data in a graphical overlay. The method includes overlaying a first lens, corresponding to a first domain and oriented in a first position, on the graphical overlay. A set of semantic data is displayed within the first lens. Rotation of the first lens to a second position reconfigures the semantic data such that a modified set of semantic data is displayed within the first lens. The modified semantic data and a ghosted image of the set of semantic data may be simultaneously displayed. A rotational position of the first lens is associated with various context aspects. A second lens, corresponding to a second domain, fully overlaps the first lens. Responsive to separating the first and second lenses, a circumscribed region is preserved within each of the first and second lenses while concealing a non-circumscribed region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Milam, Eric W. Leong, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Jonathan W. Stoecker, Tricia Y. Garrett
  • Publication number: 20150062173
    Abstract: A system and a computer program product for displaying contextual semantic data in a graphical overlay includes a processor activating a first lens corresponding to a first domain, activating at least one first domain context within the first lens, and responsive to activating the at least one first domain context within the first lens, displaying the first domain context within the first lens. At least one second domain context is activated and displayed throughout the entire graphical overlay while simultaneously displaying the at least one first domain context within the first lens. Alternatively, the at least one second domain context is displayed within an activated second lens, which corresponds to a second domain, while simultaneously displaying the at least one first domain context within the first lens. By simultaneously displaying the first and second domain contexts, a cross-domain interaction between the first and second domains is identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Milam, Eric W. Leong, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Jonathan W. Stoecker
  • Publication number: 20150062174
    Abstract: A method for displaying data in a graphical overlay includes overlaying a first lens, including a first dataset, on a first region of the graphical overlay while a second lens, including a second dataset, overlaps the first lens. The first and second datasets are simultaneously displayed, and a correlation between the datasets is determined. Separation of the first and second lenses preserves a circumscribed region within each lens. The first dataset corresponds to first orientation position of the first lens. Rotation of the first lens to a second orientation position reconfigures the first dataset to provide a modified first dataset which corresponds to the second position. A rotational position may also be associated with points in time, a first position corresponding to a first point in time and the first dataset representing the first dataset at the first point in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Milam, Eric W. Leong, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Jonathan W. Stoecker
  • Publication number: 20140325425
    Abstract: A computing device displays a set of graphical user interface (GUI) elements each having a respective transparent portion positioned over all or part of an underlying GUI element, which displays underlying content. Each set of GUI elements includes a respective set of peripherally located menu tabs and each menu tab includes a respective set of icons including a first icon corresponding to the first menu tab of a first GUI element. Each selected icon affects content that is displayed in a corresponding transparent portion, including the underlying content displayed within the underlying GUI element that is within the corresponding transparent portion. The computing device receives input selecting the first icon and in response applies a first modification to the content displayed within a first transparent portion which corresponds to the first GUI element and includes the underlying content that is within the first transparent portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Milam, Sarah C. Nelson