Patents by Inventor Leo Martin

Leo Martin 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: 20160036798
    Abstract: A system for authenticating an identity of a user is disclosed. The system comprises a processor and a non-volatile storage medium comprising computer executable instructions to instruct the processor to receive an image file relating to the user, from a user device owned by the user; determine whether the image file matches stored image information ma database, wherein the stored image information is not an image file and contains identifying information about the image; and, if the image file matches the stored image information, allow the user to request an authentication message be sent to the user device, request that an authentication message be sent to a destination oilier than, the user device, or request that a message be sent to a third party whose message addressing information is unknown to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Patrick F.X. Mulhearn, Leo Martin Caproni, III, Francis J. Hearn, JR.
  • Patent number: 9129088
    Abstract: An “audience” object describes a collection of users who are known to or expected to view a display. Access control and processing of access dependent contents for an audience are implemented so that information before being displayed is limited to what is authorized for every member in the audience to access. An operator can preview what an expected audience would see. The operator is aided in determining what the effects would be of a newcomer joining an audience. The operator is aided in determining who in an audience causes a difference in authorization. Hardware can be tied in with the access control software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Leo Martin Baschy
  • Patent number: 9003295
    Abstract: Display regions for representations of results of transformations applied to access control settings for a resource appear integrated with a familiar representation of the resource, e.g. word processor, or Web browser. A number of functions modify layout and transformations, and those functions are available for invocation, e.g. through mouse gestures or key combinations. Users are graphically represented by displays comprising photographic likenesses. Groups can be shown as individual users. Giving someone access to a resource can be as easy as dragging that person's likeness. Access log information can be shown together with access control settings. Reviewing the subset of resources available to a user is made easier. Overflow indicators replace scroll bars. Macros effect snapshots of volatile sets of users. Sections within documents can be omitted automatically if a user lacks authorization. Access control settings for one resource can be linked to be dependent on settings for other resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Leo Martin Baschy
  • Patent number: 8558760
    Abstract: High efficiency drive circuitry for a group of parallel-connected light emitting devices, in which each device is driven in series by a respective source of bias current. The maximum voltage drop among the group of biased light emitting devices is determined and in response, a control voltage to drive all the light emitting device at the lowest effective voltage for the LED group is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Linear Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Robert Vitunic, Steven Leo Martin
  • Patent number: 8405362
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a portable device incorporating a battery and a battery charger. In the portable device, there are a plurality of system components configured to facilitate a plurality of functions that the portable device is designed to perform. The battery in the portable device is configured for providing an internal power supply to the plurality of system components in the absence of an external input power supply. The battery charger is configured for charging the battery when the external input power supply is available. The battery charger disclosed herein is capable of supplying system power to the system components when voltage of the battery that is being charged is below a limit, thereby allowing the portable device to operate when voltage of the battery drops below the limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Linear Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Leo Martin, David Justin Simmons
  • Publication number: 20110133700
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a portable device incorporating a battery and a battery charger. In the portable device, there are a plurality of system components configured to facilitate a plurality of functions that the portable device is designed to perform. The battery in the portable device is configured for providing an internal power supply to the plurality of system components in the absence of an external input power supply. The battery charger is configured for charging the battery when the external input power supply is available. The battery charger disclosed herein is capable of supplying system power to the system components when voltage of the battery that is being charged is below a limit, thereby allowing the portable device to operate when voltage of the battery drops below the limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Steven Leo MARTIN, David Justin SIMMONS
  • Patent number: 7795846
    Abstract: A switching circuit for converting an input voltage into an output voltage has an input terminal for receiving the input voltage. A power switching element is coupled to the input terminal and has duty cycle d controllable to adjust the output voltage with respect to a desired level using inductor current representing current in an inductor element connectable to the power switching element. An average and hold circuit is responsive to a voltage at an output of the power switching element to produce an average switch voltage over an ON phase of a switching cycle of the power switching element. A voltage-to-current converter is responsive to the average switch voltage for producing representation of an average inductor current over one or more switching cycles. A current modulator having a duty cycle equal to 1-d modulates the representation of the average inductor current to produce a signal proportional to an average output current of the switching circuit over one or more switching cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Linear Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Steven Leo Martin
  • Patent number: 7777455
    Abstract: A switching circuit coupled to one or more input sources and having one or more switching elements controlled to produce an output for charging a battery. A first control circuit is responsive to current of the switching circuit for producing a first control signal to drive the switching element so as to control the current. A second control circuit is responsive to voltage at the battery for producing a second control signal to drive the switching element so as to control voltage developed across the battery. A selector circuit is responsive to the first and second control signals for selectively controlling the switching element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Linear Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Leo Martin, Trevor Wayne Barcelo
  • Publication number: 20080252275
    Abstract: A switching circuit for converting an input voltage into an output voltage has an input terminal for receiving the input voltage. A power switching element is coupled to the input terminal and has duty cycle d controllable to adjust the output voltage with respect to a desired level using inductor current representing current in an inductor element connectable to the power switching element. An average and hold circuit is responsive to a voltage at an output of the power switching element to produce an average switch voltage over an ON phase of a switching cycle of the power switching element. A voltage-to-current converter is responsive to the average switch voltage for producing representation of an average inductor current over one or more switching cycles. A current modulator having a duty cycle equal to 1-d modulates the representation of the average inductor current to produce a signal proportional to an average output current of the switching circuit over one or more switching cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventor: Steven Leo Martin
  • Publication number: 20040239700
    Abstract: User Interface Driven Access Control Display regions for representations of results of transformations applied to access control settings for a resource appear integrated with a familiar representation of the resource, e.g. word processor, or Web browser. A number of functions modify layout and transformations, and those functions are available for invocation, e.g. through mouse gestures or key combinations. Users are graphically represented by displays comprising photographic likenesses. Groups can be shown as individual users. Giving someone access to a resource can be as easy as dragging that person's likeness. Access log information can be shown together with access control settings. Reviewing the subset of resources available to a user is made easier. Overflow indicators replace scroll bars. Macros effect snapshots of volatile sets of users. Sections within documents can be omitted automatically if a user lacks authorization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventor: Leo Martin Baschy
  • Publication number: 20020038929
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modified shock absorber, which comprises a shock damping tube, an upper spring seat, a lower spring seat, a fixing ring, a resilient part, and a bearing seat. The resilient part comprises two springs of different spring constants. The bearing seat is used to connect the two springs up and down in series. Because the spring of larger spring constant restores to its original state more easily, and the spring of smaller spring constant absorbs energy more easily, higher effect of stability can be provided when they are connected in series. In other words, two springs of different spring constants connected in series are exploited to absorb energy in two steps so that a car will not easily skid and will have better stability when making a turn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Publication date: April 4, 2002
    Inventor: Leo Martin Now
  • Patent number: 6022880
    Abstract: There are disclosed various compounds of the formula below, ##STR1## where R, R.sub.1, W, X, Y and Z are as defined in the specification; which are useful for alleviating various memory dysfunctions such as Alzheimer's disease, as modulators of neurotransmitter functions such as serotonergic and adrenergic, and as such are useful as antidepressants, anxiolytics, atypical antipsychotics, antienmtics, and for the treatment of personality disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Assignee: Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Charles Effland, Joseph Thomas Klein, Lawrence Leo Martin, Gregory M. Shutske, Kevin J. Kapples, John D. Tomer, IV
  • Patent number: 5865508
    Abstract: An integrated seating device comprises a seat frame having a front end and a rear end. The seat frame has a double wall defining an exterior wall and an interior wall. The rear end of the seat frame has a slot cut therethrough both the exterior wall and the interior wall. The front end of the seat frame has a slot cut through just the interior wall thereof. A back support comprising a generally L shape has a horizontal member, and a generally vertical member which is substantially perpendicular to the horizontal member. The horizontal member is sized to be threaded through the rear slot and is fitted into the front slot. Welded slat means secures the back support to the seat frame to result in an integrated seating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: Miami Metal Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Leo Martin
  • Patent number: 5856335
    Abstract: This application relates to compounds of the formula ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.3, m and n are as defined in the specification which are useful as modulators of neurotransmitter function such as serotonergic and adrenergic, and as such are useful as antidepressants, anxiolytics, atypical antipsychotics, antiemetics, and for the treatment of personality disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorders. Certain of the compounds are also useful as glycine partial agonists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Assignee: Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Charles Effland, Joseph Thomas Klein, Lawrence Leo Martin
  • Patent number: D666798
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Leo Martin Now
  • Patent number: D666799
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Leo Martin Now
  • Patent number: D749221
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventor: Leo Martin Now
  • Patent number: D753387
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Leo Martin Now
  • Patent number: D794475
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Leo Martin Now
  • Patent number: D901822
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Leo Martin Shapiro, Brian James