Patents by Inventor R. Pito Salas

R. Pito Salas 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: 20240152848
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, systems, methods, and media for managing education processes in a distributed education environment are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Benjamin Gomes-Casseres, R. Pito Salas, Klodeta Janaqi
  • Patent number: 5691708
    Abstract: A text message abstraction system and method allowing for the selection of important pieces of information based upon a number of criteria and for the removal of unnecessary components of a message. The abstraction system of the present invention is provided with an input message, a command set and a maximum message length and attempts to generate a message conveying all of the important information contained within the text message but within the maximum message length constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: Lotus Development Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Marcus Batchelder, R. Pito Salas
  • Patent number: 5317686
    Abstract: Spreadsheet apparatus enables reformatting and renaming of items forming the spreadsheet. A series of items forms a dimension along an axis of the spreadsheet. A label icon or labelling entity is user nameable to describe the series of items of an axis. Repositioning of the label icons repositions respective series of items and thus redefines/rearranges the axes of the spreadsheet. Sub-axes to an axis are similarly formed by series of items associated with a respective label icon. Order of label icons in predefined areas of a working screen view determine hierarchy of main axis and sub-axes for the label icons. There is a different predefined area for the possible vertical axes, possible horizontal axes, and the possible orthogonal axes of the spreadsheet. A cell module holds spreadsheet data in a matrix of memory cells. A symbol table translates between current specified names of items in the spreadsheet and indexes to cells of the cell module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: Lotus Development Corporation
    Inventors: R. Pito Salas, Glenn D. Edelson, Paul S. Kleppner, Robert S. Shaver