Patents by Inventor Luis R. Lopez

Luis R. Lopez 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: 20020007483
    Abstract: This invention is a method for creating systems that support visual editing and manipulation of arbitrary (any language) textual source code as graphical flowcharts. The cornerstone of this invention is a textual Flow Structure Markup Language (FSML) that encodes algorithmic flow information representing the logical procedural intent of a file (or files) of textual code. The FSML can be placed within a file containing both text source code and FSML encoded flow information, or in parallel as a secondary file that stores the flow information, or as an attribute in a database record wherein each record can also contain a single procedural instruction of the procedural language or reference therein. In all embodiments the flow information is synchronized with the text code instructions so that each line, or instruction of text code, has a corresponding line, tag, or identifying mark that denotes, or encodes, the type of flow that a text code instruction represents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2001
    Publication date: January 17, 2002
    Inventor: Luis R. Lopez
  • Patent number: 5517019
    Abstract: An optical compound eye sensor (100) comprises a plurality of ommatidium sensors (10) disposed in a fixed relationship to form a multifaceted sensing surface. Each of the ommatidium sensors (10) has a conical body (12) of refractive material situated longitudinally along a respective optic axis (14) and has a lens face (16) and an electro-optic element (18), such as an emitter or detector, situated at substantially opposing ends of the conical body (12) along the respective optic axis (14). The lens face (16) and the conical body (12) direct light either to or from the electro-optic element (18). The lens faces (16) of the ommatidium sensors (10) collectively define the multifaceted surface for receiving light from the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Inventor: Luis R. Lopez
  • Patent number: 5183735
    Abstract: A diagnostic element for detecting the presence of anti-dsDNA antibodies in a sample. The diagnostic element includes a support (e.g., a microcell), a coating of mBSA on the support, dsDNA antigens immobilized on the coating, and a blocking layer for blocking immobilization sites other than ones occupied by dsDNA antigens. A testing kit is also provided which includes a diagnostic element, a sample diluent, an antibody solution, and a label identifying solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Assignee: Reaads Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis R. Lopez, Marcia Sterhan