Patents by Inventor Maureen Martinez

Maureen 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: 6088659
    Abstract: An automated meter reading (AMR) server having an open, distributed architecture that collects, loads, and manages system-wide data collected from energy meters and routes the data automatically to upstream business systems. The AMR server includes a repository of metering data, and additionally provides timely access to information by including collection, storage, validation, estimation, editing, publishing and securing of meter consumption and interval data. The AMR server obtains data from meters equipped with modems via standard telephone lines or public RF networks. The data is converted from the format of the meter/communications infrastructure to a format usable by the AMR server and the repository. The data is converted from the AMR-compatible form to a format of a specific upstream business system prior to transmission. The data may also be validated in accordance with the upstream business system requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: ABB Power T&D Company Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond H. Kelley, Richard Christopher Carpenter, Robert H. Lunney, Maureen Martinez
  • Patent number: 5749637
    Abstract: A computer chassis with an affixed support assembly on one side, wherein the computer chassis is configurable between desktop and tower configurations. The chassis includes a first side which corresponds to the lower side of a desktop-type chassis and a second side which corresponds to the lower side of a tower-type chassis. The support assembly is attached to the second side and includes at least one selectively extendible support member. The support member is selectively extendible between a first, retracted position wherein it forms a relatively unobtrusive and aesthetic side surface and a second, extended position where it forms a broad supporting base for the chassis when placed on its second side in the manner of a tower platform. Methods and apparatus are also described by which a computer system can be converted between a desktop platform and a tower platform quickly and easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Dell USA, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert L. McMahan, Maureen Martinez
  • Patent number: D755588
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventors: Jason Poure, Maureen Martinez