Patents by Inventor Laurie J. Vertelney

Laurie J. Vertelney 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).

  • Publication number: 20170146357
    Abstract: A user interface for use in a vehicle navigation and traffic information device. Various adaptable menu commands and intuitive UI elements are provided to ease user navigation of the interface and to minimize driver distraction while providing information in an optimized manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Laurie J. VERTELNEY, Daniel M. KOHN, Steven C. WOLLENBERG, Brian E. SMARTT, Paul J. LIMA, Eric S. WELS
  • Patent number: 9518835
    Abstract: A user interface for use in a vehicle navigation and traffic information device. Various adaptable menu commands and intuitive UI elements are provided to ease user navigation of the interface and to minimize driver distraction while providing information in an optimized manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Corporation
    Inventors: Laurie J. Vertelney, Daniel M. Kohn, Steven C. Wollenberg, Brian E. Smartt, Paul J. Lima, Eric S. Wels
  • Publication number: 20140142852
    Abstract: A user interface for use in a vehicle navigation and traffic information device. Various adaptable menu commands and intuitive UI elements are provided to ease user navigation of the interface and to minimize driver distraction while providing information in an optimized manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: DASH NAVIGATION, INC.
    Inventors: Laurie J. VERTELNEY, Daniel M. KOHN, Steven C. WOLLENBERG, Brian E. SMARTT, Paul J. LIMA, Eric S. WELS
  • Patent number: 8606516
    Abstract: A user interface for use in a vehicle navigation and traffic information device. Various adaptable menu commands and intuitive UI elements are provided to ease user navigation of the interface and to minimize driver distraction while providing information in an optimized manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Dash Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurie J. Vertelney, Daniel M. Kohn, Steven C. Wollenberg, Brian E. Smartt, Paul J. Lima, Eric S. Wels
  • Publication number: 20110047574
    Abstract: Strategies are described for adding a mark to media content at a source location in response to the activation of a marking mechanism, and then resuming the presentation of the media content at a second location based on the mark. The source location may be the same as the destination location, or the source location may differ from the destination location. In the latter case, the source location can correspond to a first room in a home that provides a first media processing mechanism, and the destination location can correspond to a second room in the home that provides a second media processing mechanism. The marking mechanism can correspond to a mark button provided by a remote control. Various user interface displays facilitate the adding of the mark and the resuming of the presentation, including various timelines displays, mark panel displays, thumbnail displays, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Edward M. Tecot, Shannon C. Hegg, Laurie J. Vertelney, Michael J. Darnell
  • Patent number: 7836473
    Abstract: Strategies are described for adding a mark to media content at a source location in response to the activation of a marking mechanism, and then resuming the presentation of the media content at a second location based on the mark. The source location may be the same as the destination location, or the source location may differ from the destination location. In the latter case, the source location can correspond to a first room in a home that provides a first media processing mechanism, and the destination location can correspond to a second room in the home that provides a second media processing mechanism. The marking mechanism can correspond to a mark button provided by a remote control. Various user interface displays facilitate the adding of the mark and the resuming of the presentation, including various timelines displays, mark panel displays, thumbnail displays, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Edward M. Tecot, Shannon C. Hegg, Laurie J. Vertelney, Michael J. Darnell
  • Patent number: 6760884
    Abstract: An authoring system and procedure for organizing photos (and other physical object types) are provided. Using the authoring system, an author organizes a set of physical objects into a particular story through an interface. Each physical object is associated with a specific identifier, such as a barcode, and the author uses an input device to scan identifiers of selected physical objects that are to be included within the particular story. The authoring process is performed off-line. Using the input device, the author adds her own commentary as part of building the story. For example, she can associate an audio clip with a particular physical object that makes up the story or with the entire story itself. In one embodiment, the input device includes a microphone for receiving voice input, as well as a barcode reader for scanning a particular barcode of a selected physical object. The author also selects one or more presentation styles that will be used to display the entire story.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Internal Research Corporation
    Inventors: Laurie J. Vertelney, Baldo A. Faieta, Yin Yin Wong, Elaine Brechin, John P. Pinto
  • Patent number: 5898434
    Abstract: A user interface having a plurality of user interface elements for marking, finding, organizing, and processing data stored in a computer system. Each element typically has an appearance which is related to the data or function the element is designed to represent or perform. The elements may simply mark data within the document, or may be programmed to cause the computer to perform some function in association with the marked data. Methods of marking data and searching the memory for marked data by use of switches or buttons is disclosed. Further, useful elements for systems such as computerized camera systems, portable multimedia systems, and remote controls are also described. Some of the user interface elements of the present invention may have an appearance and/or functionality dependent upon the context in which the element is used, and/or dependent upon the user's identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian S. Small, Michael Chen, Eric L. Zarakov, Richard L. Mander, Laurie J. Vertelney, Amanda R. Mander, Michael A. Arent, James P. Faris, Jeffrey E. Tycz, Lewis C. Knapp
  • Patent number: 5341293
    Abstract: A user interface element having a plurality of user interface elements for marking, finding, organizing, and processing data within documents stored in an associated computer system are described. Each element typically has an appearance which is uniquely related to the data or the function the element is designed to represent or perform, respectively. In their simplest form, these elements are only used to mark data within a document. Each element, however, can also be programmed to cause the computer to perform some function in association with the marked data, such as printing the data or mailing the data to someone. A user can select particular data within a document using an element and have that data associated with the element in memory. Data marked with common elements can be found by searching for a particular representative element in memory. Users can create their own elements, program elements with their own desired functionality, and modify existing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurie J. Vertelney, Thomas D. Erickson, S. Joy Mountford, John A. Thompson-Rohrlich, Gitta B. Salomon, Yin Y. Wong, Daniel S. Venolia, Kathleen M. Gomoll, Eric A. Hulteen
  • Patent number: 5202828
    Abstract: A user interface element having a plurality of user interface elements for marking, finding, organizing, and processing data within documents stored in an associated computer system are described. Each element typically has an appearance which is uniquely related to the data or the function the element is designed to represent or perform, respectively. In their simplest form, these elements are only used to mark data within a document. Each element, however, can also be programmed to cause the computer to perform some function in association with the marked data, such as printing the data or mailing the data to someone. A user can select particular data within a document using an element and have that data associated with the element in memory. Data marked with common elements can be found by searching for a particular representative element in memory. Users can create their own elements, program elements with their own desired functionality, and modify existing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurie J. Vertelney, Thomas D. Erickson, S. Joy Mountford, John J. Thompson-Rohrlich, Gitta B. Salomon, Yin Y. Wong, Daniel S. Venolia, Kathleen M. Gomoll, Eric A. Hulteen