Patents by Inventor Matthew J. Lavoie

Matthew J. Lavoie 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: 20150120674
    Abstract: The description is directed to systems and methods for restoring a program state retained from a prior execution session on a virtual machine. On receiving a request to execute a program an image of user-independent files are mounted to a virtual machine. Specified user-modifiable files are copied from a particular user storage location to put the program in a condition to execute the program so that it begins from the previously-existing program state. During the session at least some of the files are modified and on a session end the user-modifiable files are saved to the particular user storage location to retain the updated program state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Lavoie, Yao-Tian Wang, Scott Matloff
  • Patent number: 5195783
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of identification devices. Embodiments include a shoelace, near the center of which is affixed a flexible strip, made from textile, plastic, or other suitable material, that is adapted to be wrapped about the shoelace and retained in that position. Desired information, such as name, address, telephone number, blood type, medical facts of special concern, or the like, may appear on the surface of the strip which is to be concealed by the strip having been overlaid by itself as it is wrapped about the shoelace. The strip, so marked and so positioned, may be surrounded by a protective cover material, such as a short, tubular segment of clear plastic, to protect the strip while keeping the distinguishing indicia visible. Such protective cover and/or the surface of the strip which is exposed when the strip is so wrapped may include distinguishing indicia to notify interested persons, such as police, medical workers, etc., of the existence of the enclosed information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Inventor: Matthew J. Lavoie