Patents by Inventor Kathleen L. Holman

Kathleen L. Holman 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: 5943039
    Abstract: In an apparatus for handling objects such as documents and tools a menu of options (30) is displayed, which options (31a . . . 31h) are placed in a curved band (31) around the position of the cursor at the moment of activating the menu. The shape of the curved band is optimized for the movement of a hand-held pointer device, such as a stylus, and allows easy movement of the pointer device along the options. The band (31) may follow part of the circumference of a circle of which circle inner portions (32, 33) may be used for the display of several sets of sub-options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa C. Anderson, Kathleen L. Holman, Maurice G. B. F. Van Swaaij
  • Patent number: 5828360
    Abstract: In an apparatus for handling objects such as documents and tools a menu of options (30) is displayed, which options (31a . . . 31h) are placed in a curved band (31) around the position of the cursor at the moment of activating the menu. The shape of the curved band is optimized for the movement of a hand-held pointer device, such as a stylus, and allows easy movement of the pointer device along the options. The band (31) may follow part of the circumference of a circle of which circle inner portions (32, 33) may be used for the display of several sets of sub-options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa C. Anderson, Kathleen L. Holman, Maurice G. B. F. Van Swaaij