Patents by Inventor Michael A. Arent

Michael A. Arent 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: 20200024050
    Abstract: A package having a flexible inner sheet having a first surface and a second surface. The package has an article reservoir for accepting an article to be shipped, one or more expansion chambers and an article retrieval feature. The expansion chambers can be inflated or otherwise expanded to provide structure to the package and to protect the article in the article reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Susana E Borrero, Lee Mathew Arent, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Joseph Craig Lester, Stephen Michael Truesdell
  • Publication number: 20200024053
    Abstract: Package having a flexible inner sheet having a first surface and a second surface. The package has an article reservoir for accepting an article to be shipped. The expansion chambers can be inflated or otherwise expanded to provide structure to the package and to protect the article in the article reservoir. The inner sheet of the package includes a shrinkable material that can be activated to immobilize articles disposed in the article reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Susana E Borrero, Benjamin G Hesford, Jun You, Jason M Earl, Anthony Ogg, Stephen Michael Truesdell, Joseph Craig Lester, Lee Mathew Arent, Kenneth Stephen McGuire
  • Patent number: 9710785
    Abstract: A system and method for developing trust in an organization supported tracking system by ensuring that resources in a resource library are collected from trusted sources, and encouraging and tracking participation in organization supported activities designed to achieve a long term goal of the organization. Resources may be submitted by organization members and ranked according to multiple factors including the trustworthiness of the source, the relevance of the resource to the long term goal, or the response of the organization members to the resource. Participation may be encouraged through friendly competition, awards granted for participation, and publication of member accomplishments. Tracking may be facilitated by allowing members to create initiatives and actions related to the long term goal which members may follow and join and then tracking and verifying member participation in those initiatives and actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Garrett F. Miller, Janaki P. Kumar, Jeremiah E. Stone, Michael A. Arent, Alys M. Longworth, Aaron Marcus, Jennifer A. Dumpert, Laurie Wigham, Rebecca L. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20130013684
    Abstract: A system and method for developing trust in an organization supported tracking system by ensuring that resources in a resource library are collected from trusted sources, and encouraging and tracking participation in organization supported activities designed to achieve a long term goal of the organization. Resources may be submitted by organization members and ranked according to multiple factors including the trustworthiness of the source, the relevance of the resource to the long term goal, or the response of the organization members to the resource. Participation may be encouraged through friendly competition, awards granted for participation, and publication of member accomplishments. Tracking may be facilitated by allowing members to create initiatives and actions related to the long term goal which members may follow and join and then tracking and verifying member participation in those initiatives and actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Garrett F. MILLER, Janaki P. KUMAR, Jeremiah E. STONE, Michael A. ARENT, Alys M. LONGWORTH, Aaron MARCUS, Jennifer A. DUMPERT, Laurie WIGHAM, Rebecca L. THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20130013326
    Abstract: A system and method for developing trust in an organization supported tracking system by ensuring that resources in a resource library are collected from trusted sources, and encouraging and tracking participation in organization supported activities designed to achieve a long term goal of the organization. Resources may be submitted by organization members and ranked according to multiple factors including the trustworthiness of the source, the relevance of the resource to the long term goal, or the response of the organization members to the resource. Participation may be encouraged through friendly competition, awards granted for participation, and publication of member accomplishments. Tracking may be facilitated by allowing members to create initiatives and actions related to the long term goal which members may follow and join and then tracking and verifying member participation in those initiatives and actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Garrett F. MILLER, Janaki P. KUMAR, Jeremiah E. STONE, Michael A. ARENT, Alys M. LONGWORTH, Aaron MARCUS, Jennifer A. Dumpert, Laurie WIGHAM, Rebecca L. THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20130013356
    Abstract: A system and method for developing trust in an organization supported tracking system by ensuring that resources in a resource library are collected from trusted sources, and encouraging and tracking participation in organization supported activities designed to achieve a long term goal of the organization. Resources may be submitted by organization members and ranked according to multiple factors including the trustworthiness of the source, the relevance of the resource to the long term goal, or the response of the organization members to the resource. Participation may be encouraged through friendly competition, awards granted for participation, and publication of member accomplishments. Tracking may be facilitated by allowing members to create initiatives and actions related to the long term goal which members may follow and join and then tracking and verifying member participation in those initiatives and actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Garrett F. MILLER, Janaki P. KUMAR, Jeremiah E. STONE, Michael A. ARENT, Alys M. LONGWORTH, Aaron MARCUS, Jennifer A. DUMPERT, Laurie WIGHAM, Rebecca L. THOMAS
  • Patent number: 6358202
    Abstract: A network device that can be implanted in a subject is described. The device is configured to communicate over a computer network. In one embodiment, the device of the invention includes an internal interface in physiological communication with the subject. The internal interface is coupled with, and configured to send signals to, a processor. The processor is configured to receive and process the signals, and is further configured to communicate over a computer network with another such device. Such devices can be used to monitor and communicate information regarding a host's physiological status, monitor and/or control artificial organs and prosthetic devices, and/or dispense medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Arent
  • Patent number: 6300967
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a method for providing feedback to the user of a graphical user interface using visual and operational clues. In an embodiment of the invention, the user is provided visual clues that inform the user in what direction the display area can be scrolled. The display area may contain a list, a text box, a pop-up menu or any kind of data. Operational clues help the user determine what actions move the list and what actions do not move the list. The invention can be implemented in the form of a list. A list is comprised of one or more fields. At the top of the list and at the bottom of the list is a blank space that functions as one of the visual clues. The purpose of the blank space is to inform the user they are at the top of the list and cannot scroll any further up or that they are at the bottom of the list and cannot scroll any further down. Another form of visual clue is provided through the use of partially visible fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Annette Wagner, Osana Tishkova, Michael Arent, Richard Berlin, Fazeel Mufti
  • Patent number: 6061063
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a method for providing feedback to the user of a graphical user interface using visual and operational clues. In an embodiment of the invention, the user is provided visual clues that inform the user in what direction the display area can be scrolled. The display area may contain a list, a text box, a pop-up menu or any kind of data. Operational clues help the user determine what actions move the list and what actions do not move the list. The invention can be implemented in the form of a list. A list is comprised of one or more fields. At the top of the list and at the bottom of the list is a blank space that functions as one of the visual clues. The purpose of the blank space is to inform the user they are at the top of the list and cannot scroll any further up or that they are at the bottom of the list and cannot scroll any further down. Another form of visual clue is provided through the use of partially visible fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Annette Wagner, Osana Tishkova, Michael Arent, Richard Berlin, Fazeel Mufti
  • Patent number: 6018724
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a method and apparatus for authenticating data related to on-line transactions. The invention utilizes a user-customized certification indicator that informs a user as to the success or failure of one or more authentication and/or security protocols implemented on a user communications access device such as a personal computer, a personal digital assistant ("PDA"), an enhanced function telephone, etc. In one or more embodiments, one of the components of the indicator is user defined, and locally stored, reducing the likelihood of interception and counterfeiting. In one or more embodiments, the indicator components include a centrally provided graphic element and a user defined text overlay. When a user initiates an electronic transaction, a background validation process is initiated that implements procedures for determining the authenticity of data related to the transaction, such as the identity of a transaction party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: Sun Micorsystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Arent
  • Patent number: 5898434
    Abstract: A user interface having a plurality of user interface elements for marking, finding, organizing, and processing data stored in a computer system. Each element typically has an appearance which is related to the data or function the element is designed to represent or perform. The elements may simply mark data within the document, or may be programmed to cause the computer to perform some function in association with the marked data. Methods of marking data and searching the memory for marked data by use of switches or buttons is disclosed. Further, useful elements for systems such as computerized camera systems, portable multimedia systems, and remote controls are also described. Some of the user interface elements of the present invention may have an appearance and/or functionality dependent upon the context in which the element is used, and/or dependent upon the user's identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian S. Small, Michael Chen, Eric L. Zarakov, Richard L. Mander, Laurie J. Vertelney, Amanda R. Mander, Michael A. Arent, James P. Faris, Jeffrey E. Tycz, Lewis C. Knapp