Patents by Inventor Matthew W. Gertz

Matthew W. Gertz 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: 7526753
    Abstract: A code segment and elements of information (e.g., meta information) associated with the code segment are encoded in an XML file. One or more encoded code segments are saved within a library of encoded code segments. An encoded code segment may be selected and inserted into a source code file. When the encoded code is inserted into the source code, associated elements required by the code segment are automatically included and the portions of the code segments that may require modification are identified. The code segments are managed and organized so that sharing of code segments is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sam Spencer, Matthew W. Gertz, Ting Liang, James R. Schmelzer, Amanda K. Silver
  • Publication number: 20040261059
    Abstract: A code segment and elements of information (e.g., meta information) associated with the code segment are encoded in an XML file. One or more encoded code segments are saved within a library of encoded code segments. An encoded code segment may be selected and inserted into a source code file. When the encoded code is inserted into the source code, associated elements required by the code segment are automatically included and the portions of the code segments that may require modification are identified. The code segments are managed and organized so that sharing of code segments is facilitated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: Sam Spencer, Matthew W. Gertz, Ting Liang, James R. Schmelzer, Amanda K. Silver
  • Patent number: 5860073
    Abstract: The use of style sheets in an electronic publishing system is described. A style sheet is a collection of formatting information, such as font and tabs in a textual document. The style sheets described herein are applied to individual display regions (controls) on a page. Unlike previous systems, the display regions in this system do not contain any text at the time the style sheet is applied. Rather, the text, or other media such as graphics, is poured into the display region when the title is rendered on the customer's computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick J. Ferrel, Matthew W. Gertz, Robert F. Meyer, Stephen J. Millet, Kevin M. Schofield, John P. Shewchuk, Walter W. Smith