Patents by Inventor Kevin M. Schofield

Kevin M. Schofield 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: 7630501
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and system for automatic calibration of an acoustic system. The acoustic system may include a source A/V device, calibration computing device, and multiple rendering devices. The calibration system may include a calibration component attached to each rendering device and a source calibration module. The calibration component on each rendering device includes a microphone. The source calibration module includes distance and optional angle calculation tools for automatically determining a distance between the rendering device and a specified reference point upon return of the test signal from the calibration component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: William Tom Blank, Kevin M. Schofield, Kirk O. Olynyk, Robert G. Atkinson, James David Johnston, Michael W. Van Flandern
  • Patent number: 5860073
    Abstract: The use of style sheets in an electronic publishing system is described. A style sheet is a collection of formatting information, such as font and tabs in a textual document. The style sheets described herein are applied to individual display regions (controls) on a page. Unlike previous systems, the display regions in this system do not contain any text at the time the style sheet is applied. Rather, the text, or other media such as graphics, is poured into the display region when the title is rendered on the customer's computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick J. Ferrel, Matthew W. Gertz, Robert F. Meyer, Stephen J. Millet, Kevin M. Schofield, John P. Shewchuk, Walter W. Smith