Patents by Inventor Louis Martinez

Louis Martinez 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: 9158430
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a target element zoom component that is configured to perform a focal point zoom operation on a target element using an appropriate zoom factor. In at least some embodiments, the target element zoom component receives a request to perform a zoom operation at a focal point of a target element in a page displayed in a display area. In at least some embodiments, the request is received via two-finger tap input on a screen of a touch enabled device. The target element zoom component then determines an appropriate zoom factor for the zoom operation. Responsive to determining the appropriate zoom factor, the target element zoom component performs the zoom operation on the page using the appropriate zoom factor so that the target element remains within the display area with the focal point retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Harel M. Williams, Brian E. Manthos, Paul L. Cutsinger, Helen E. Drislane, Prashant Singh, Louis A. Martinez
  • Patent number: 9058396
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, a flip ahead input, such as a gesture, provides touch users with an ability to easily navigate various websites. The flip ahead input can be utilized to advance to the next portion of relevant content. In at least some embodiments, the flip ahead input resides in the form of a forward swipe. In one or more embodiments, the flip ahead input is configured to be utilized in association with an aggregated browsing history from multiple users. The aggregated browsing history is analyzed to generate rules that are then downloaded to a client device and used by a suitably-configured web browser to ascertain the next portion of content when a flip ahead input is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jane T. Kim, John B. Bravenec, Anthony T. Chor, Yi Lang Mok, Habtamu M Feyessa, Sarah J. Bowers, Warren G. Stevens, Robert J. Mauceri, Jr., Michael J. Patten, Aaron M. Butcher, Vikas Rajvanshy, Jaime Martin Sanchez Lopez, Mark H. Schmidt, David B. Flink, Yan Ke, Louis A. Martinez
  • Patent number: 8977967
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, a flip ahead input, such as a gesture, provides touch users with an ability to easily navigate various websites. The flip ahead input can be utilized to advance to the next portion of relevant content. In at least some embodiments, the flip ahead input resides in the form of a forward swipe. In one or more embodiments, the flip ahead input is configured to be utilized in association with an aggregated browsing history from multiple users. The aggregated browsing history is analyzed to generate rules that are then downloaded to a client device and used by a suitably-configured web browser to ascertain the next portion of content when a flip ahead input is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jane T. Kim, John B. Bravenec, Anthony T. Chor, Yi Lang Mok, Habtamu M. Feyessa, Sarah J. Bowers, Warren G. Stevens, Robert J. Mauceri, Jr., Michael J. Patten, Aaron M. Butcher, Vikas Rajvanshy, Jaime Martin Sanchez Lopez, Mark H. Schmidt, David B. Flink, Yan Ke, Louis A. Martinez
  • Patent number: 8893042
    Abstract: Various embodiments utilize certain events that occur within a Web browser to recognize an imminent intent, on the part of the user, to navigate to a website. Given such events, in combination with a user's past browsing patterns and history, an automated and personalized navigation solution can be provided to expedite navigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Avrum S. Laurie, Jennifer C. Trahan, John H. Lueders, Prashant Singh, Louis A. Martinez, Jane T. Kim, Warren G. Stevens, Jess S. Holbrook, Kuei-Chih Sun, Mary-Lynne Williams, Sarah J. Bowers
  • Publication number: 20130305136
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, a flip ahead input, such as a gesture, provides touch users with an ability to easily navigate various websites. The flip ahead input can be utilized to advance to the next portion of relevant content. In at least some embodiments, the flip ahead input resides in the form of a forward swipe. In one or more embodiments, the flip ahead input is configured to be utilized in association with an aggregated browsing history from multiple users. The aggregated browsing history is analyzed to generate rules that are then downloaded to a client device and used by a suitably-configured web browser to ascertain the next portion of content when a flip ahead input is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jane T. Kim, John B. Bravenec, Anthony T. Chor, Yi Lang Mok, Habtamu M. Feyessa, Sarah J. Bowers, Warren G. Stevens, Robert J. Mauceri, JR., Michael J. Patten, Aaron M. Butcher, Vikas Rajvanshy, Jaime Martin Sanchez Lopez, Mark H. Schmidt, David B. Flink, Yan Ke, Louis A. Martinez
  • Publication number: 20130305159
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, a flip ahead input, such as a gesture, provides touch users with an ability to easily navigate various websites. The flip ahead input can be utilized to advance to the next portion of relevant content. In at least some embodiments, the flip ahead input resides in the form of a forward swipe. In one or more embodiments, the flip ahead input is configured to be utilized in association with an aggregated browsing history from multiple users. The aggregated browsing history is analyzed to generate rules that are then downloaded to a client device and used by a suitably-configured web browser to ascertain the next portion of content when a flip ahead input is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jane T. Kim, John B. Bravenec, Anthony T. Chor, Yi Lang Mok, Habtamu M Feyessa, Sarah J. Bowers, Warren G. Stevens, Robert J. Mauceri, Jr., Michael J. Patten, Aaron M. Butcher, Vikas Rajvanshy, Jaime Martin Sanchez Lopez, Mark H. Schmidt, David B. Flink, Yan Ke, Louis A. Martinez
  • Publication number: 20120311489
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a target element zoom component that is configured to perform a focal point zoom operation on a target element using an appropriate zoom factor. In at least some embodiments, the target element zoom component receives a request to perform a zoom operation at a focal point of a target element in a page displayed in a display area. In at least some embodiments, the request is received via two-finger tap input on a screen of a touch enabled device. The target element zoom component then determines an appropriate zoom factor for the zoom operation. Responsive to determining the appropriate zoom factor, the target element zoom component performs the zoom operation on the page using the appropriate zoom factor so that the target element remains within the display area with the focal point retained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harel M. Williams, Brian E. Manthos, Paul L. Cutsinger, Helen E. Drislane, Prashant Singh, Louis A. Martinez
  • Patent number: 8312387
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a target element zoom component that is configured to perform a focal point zoom operation on a target element using an appropriate zoom factor. In at least some embodiments, the target element zoom component receives a request to perform a zoom operation at a focal point of a target element in a page displayed in a display area. In at least some embodiments, the request is received via two-finger tap input on a screen of a touch enabled device. The target element zoom component then determines an appropriate zoom factor for the zoom operation. Responsive to determining the appropriate zoom factor, the target element zoom component performs the zoom operation on the page using the appropriate zoom factor so that the target element remains within the display area with the focal point retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Harel M. Williams, Brian E. Manthos, Paul L. Cutsinger, Helen E. Drislane, Prashant Singh, Louis A. Martinez
  • Publication number: 20120066645
    Abstract: Various embodiments utilize certain events that occur within a Web browser to recognize an imminent intent, on the part of the user, to navigate to a website. Given such events, in combination with a user's past browsing patterns and history, an automated and personalized navigation solution can be provided to expedite navigation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Avrum S. Laurie, Jennifer C. Trahan, John H. Lueders, Prashant Singh, Louis A. Martinez, Jane T. Kim, Warren G. Stevens, Jess S. Holbrook, Kuei-Chih Sun, Mary-Lynne Williams, Sarah J. Bowers
  • Publication number: 20120066628
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable a tab within a web browser user interface to be dragged out of an associated tab band in which it appears. When dragged outside of the tab band, content can be rendered within a window associated with the tab. This permits side-by-side viewing of content in the primary web browser user interface as well as the window associated with the tab that has been dragged out of the tab band. In one or more embodiments, content that is associated with a dragged tab's window can include live content, such as multimedia presentations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Ens, Louis A. Martinez, Mike Pell, Eugene Chang
  • Publication number: 20110035702
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a target element zoom component that is configured to perform a focal point zoom operation on a target element using an appropriate zoom factor. In at least some embodiments, the target element zoom component receives a request to perform a zoom operation at a focal point of a target element in a page displayed in a display area. In at least some embodiments, the request is received via two-finger tap input on a screen of a touch enabled device. The target element zoom component then determines an appropriate zoom factor for the zoom operation. Responsive to determining the appropriate zoom factor, the target element zoom component performs the zoom operation on the page using the appropriate zoom factor so that the target element remains within the display area with the focal point retained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Harel M. Williams, Brian E. Manthos, Paul L. Cutsinger, Helen E. Drislane, Prashant Singh, Louis A. Martinez
  • Patent number: 6597671
    Abstract: In a wireless communication system (106), base stations (118, 120) are connected to a backbone network (116) such as a wired LAN and act as access points and relays for remote stations (128, 132, 136). A remote station registers and performs bidirectional communication with one of the base stations designated as its home base station. Base stations have overlapping coverage areas where a remote station is within reception range of several base stations. Such communication system may for instance be a multicell radio LAN using frequency hopping signaling. The method allows to reuse a limited number of network resources such as frequency hopping patterns and assign the same resource to several active base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hamid Ahmadi, David Bantz, Frederic Bauchot, Colin Harrison, Arvind Krishna, Jose Louis Martinez, Kadathur Natarajan, Michelle Wetterwald
  • Patent number: 5870385
    Abstract: In a wireless communication system (106), base stations (118, 120) are connected to a backbone network (116) such as a wired LAN and act as access points and relays for remote stations (128, 132, 136). A remote station registers and performs bidirectional communication with one of the base stations designated as its home base station. Base stations have overlapping coverage areas where a remote station is within reception range of several base stations. Such communication system may for instance be a multicell radio LAN using frequency hopping signaling. The method allows reuse of a limited number of network resources such as frequency hopping patterns and assign the same resource to several active base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hamid Ahmadi, David Bantz, Frederic Bauchot, Colin Harrison, Arvind Krishna, Jose Louis Martinez, Kadathur Natarajan, Michelle Wetterwald
  • Patent number: 5812184
    Abstract: A bidirectional cable television system provides for transmission of signals from cable subscribers downlink in the same direction as the ensemble of television channels which the cable television system is already constructed to deliver. The subscriber signals may be transmitted over the cable in the blanking intervals of a cable television channel, using the T-NET technique described in U.S. Pat. No. 4,750,036. Alternatively, the signals may be carried over a dedicated channel, or transmitted cochannel along a cable television channel carrying ordinary programming by adding the subscriber information to alternating video frames in alternating polarity to achieve visual cancellation. The subscriber signals are collected after the last distribution line amplifier in the cable downlink. The collected signals are transmitted to a central receiver via wireless or other customary means such as a modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Radio Telecom & Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis Martinez
  • Patent number: 5781536
    Abstract: In a wireless communication system (106), base stations (118, 120) are connected to a backbone network (116) such as a wired LAN and act as access points and relays for remote stations (128, 132, 136). A remote station registers and performs bidirectional communication with one of the base stations designated as its home base station. Base stations have overlapping coverage areas where a remote station is within reception range of several base stations. Such communication system may for instance be a multicell radioLAN using frequency hopping signaling. The method allows reuse of a limited number of network resources such as frequency hopping patterns and assign the same resource to several active base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hamid Ahmadi, David Bantz, Frederic Bauchot, Colin Harrison, Arvind Krishna, Jose Louis Martinez, Kadathur Natarajan, Michelle Wetterwald
  • Patent number: 5596361
    Abstract: A bidirectional cable television system provides for transmission of signals from cable subscribers downlink in the same direction as the ensemble of television channels which the cable television system is already constructed to deliver. The subscriber signals may be transmitted over the cable in the blanking intervals of a cable television channel, using the T-NET technique described in U.S. Pat. No. 4,750,036. Alternatively, the signals may be carried over a dedicated channel, or transmitted cochannel along a cable television channel carrying ordinary programming by adding the subscriber information to alternating video frames in alternating polarity to achieve visual cancellation. The subscriber signals are collected after the last distribution line amplifier in the cable downlink. The collected signals are transmitted to a central receiver via wireless or other customary means such as a modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: Radio Telecom & Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis Martinez
  • Patent number: 5589872
    Abstract: A bidirectional cable television system provides for transmission of signals from cable subscribers downlink in the same direction as the ensemble of television channels which the cable television system is already constructed to deliver. The subscriber signals may be transmitted over the cable in the blanking intervals of a cable television channel, using the T-NET technique described in U.S. Pat. No. 4,750,036. Alternatively, the signals may be carried over a dedicated channel, or transmitted cochannel along a cable television channel carrying ordinary programming by adding the subscriber information to alternating video frames in alternating polarity to achieve visual cancellation. The subscriber signals are collected after the last distribution line amplifier in the cable downlink. The collected signals are transmitted to a central receiver via wireless or other customary means such as a modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: Radio Telecom & Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis Martinez
  • Patent number: 5550579
    Abstract: A bidirectional cable television system provides for transmission of signals from cable subscribers downlink in the same direction as the ensemble of television channels which the cable television system is already constructed to deliver. The subscriber signals may be transmitted over the cable in the blanking intervals of a cable television channel, using the T-NET technique described in U.S. Pat. No. 4,750,036. Alternatively, the signals may be carried over a dedicated channel, or transmitted cochannel along a cable television channel carrying ordinary programming by adding the subscriber information to alternating video frames in alternating polarity to achieve visual cancellation. The subscriber signals are collected after the last distribution line amplifier in the cable downlink. The collected signals are transmitted to a central receiver via wireless or other customary means such as a modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Assignee: Radio Telecom & Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis Martinez
  • Patent number: 5404734
    Abstract: A lock comprised of a cylindrical body having a first passage extending axially through the body which passage is configured to enable a locking bar to be passed through the body, the bar having at least one orifice intermediate its extremities, the lock body having a second partial passageway extending from the side wall of the body at least into the first passageway and normal to the latter so that the orifice in the bar can be disposed in register with the second passageway. A cylindrical lock configured to fit slidably in the second passageway so that at least a portion of the lock may be thrust in the second passageway and through the bar orifice when the latter is disposed in register with the second passageway, when the lock may be secured by a key to be withdrawn from the outer end of the lock. This lock and bar may employed with external plates to secure adjacent members from movement relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Inventor: Louis Martinez
  • Patent number: 5353833
    Abstract: A gate valve locking arrangement in which a steel bracket is clamped on a portion of the truss extending upwardly from the valve bonnet and supporting the gate valve spindle and wheel, the bracket having a rigid bar extending upwardly and capped by a L-shaped member seating against the inside of the wheel. The bracket may be secured in a fixed portion relative to the wheel by a cylindrical lock having a recess into which the vertical portion of the L-shaped member is inserted and locked, or by a padlock in certain applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: Louis Martinez
    Inventor: Louis Martinez