Patents by Inventor Kenneth E. Vasilik

Kenneth E. Vasilik 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: 5515081
    Abstract: System and methods are described for storing and processing multiple bitmap images, such as those commonly employed in graphical user interfaces (GUIs), within a single "master" bitmap. Within a master bitmap, each image is bound by "corner brackets," each of which comprises a group of pixels which may be identified separately. Each image within a given master bitmap may be identified and processed as a separate image. Methods are described, for instance, for determining size, position, and identity of each image within a multi-image bitmap. Size is computed from the distance between the brackets surrounding an image; position may be computed relative to the position of the surrounding brackets. For identification, each image is provided with a unique ID or identifier, such as a number, embedded within the master bitmap itself. A method of the present invention for decoding an image from a master bitmap is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Borland International, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth E. Vasilik