Patents by Inventor Richard McCarty

Richard McCarty 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: 20050149620
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for managing multi-threaded conversations in an instant messaging system. The present invention provides a menu option to allow the start of a new topic of discussion within the current instant messaging session. When a new topic is selected, a new thread of conversation is created within the messaging window that is segregated from previous topics of discussion. This new thread of conversation may be created at all other locations for all of the parties involved in the instant messaging session. In this manner, each party to a messaging session containing multiple conversations may be able to understand which response is related to which thread of conversation. In addition, a menu option may be provided by the instant messaging application to allow a user to merge one or more of the threaded conversations into a single conversation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dustin Kirkland, Richard McCarty, Herman Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20050149621
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for managing multi-threaded conversations in an instant messaging system. The present invention provides a menu option to allow the start of a new topic of discussion within the current instant messaging session. When a new topic is selected, a new thread of conversation is created within the messaging window that is segregated from previous topics of discussion. This new thread of conversation may be created at all other locations for all of the parties involved in the instant messaging session. In this manner, each party to a messaging session containing multiple conversations may be able to understand which response is related to which thread of conversation. In addition, a menu option may be provided by the instant messaging application to allow a user to merge one or more of the threaded conversations into a single conversation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dustin Kirkland, Richard McCarty, Herman Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20050147216
    Abstract: An automated method, system and computer instructions for users to visually navigate telephone call trees are disclosed. A caller can connect to an automated telephone answering service, and download the service's call tree. The caller can view a display with the call tree, and modify or rearrange the order in which the menu options of the call tree are displayed. The user can then store the modified call tree for use in the future. Responsive to the selection of a specified node in the displayed call tree, an automated process can create a macro or similar set of software instructions, which can be invoked by the calling device during a subsequent connection to the automated telephone answering system associated with the subject call tree, in order to enter a queue associated with the selected node that enables the user to interact with the selected node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corportion
    Inventors: Janani Janakiraman, David Kumhyr, Richard McCarty
  • Publication number: 20050149622
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for filtering and prioritizing instant messaging threaded conversations in an instant messaging system based on thread content. The instant messaging client analyzes an incoming message to determine the thread subject. Based on the thread subject analysis, the client determines the priority level associated with the incoming message. The message is then delivered and displayed to the recipient according to the priority level. The present invention also allows a participant initiating a thread of conversation to override filter settings on a messaging client. The authority to override settings may be predicated on an external list, such as a corporate telephone directory. As a result, the participant, having some authority or rights to override the recipient's instant messaging settings, may be allowed to conduct a messaging session with the recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dustin Kirkland, Richard McCarty, Herman Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 4439125
    Abstract: An adjustable die mechanism (10) for extruding a profiled strip of plastic or elastomeric material wherein a plurality of adjacent segments (44) is located upstream and in spaced relation from a final extrusion die assembly (32), having a predetermined profiled opening (38), with this plurality of segments (44) being mounted for individual and independent adjustment thereof, each segment having one end (46) capable of extending into the extrudate flow channel (26). Means for actuating (64) move the segments (44) relative to the profiled opening (38) in a predetermined manner such that moving the segments (44) into the profiled opening (38) modifies the flow of the extrudate material downstream of the segments (44) as the profiled strip emerges from the die assembly (32). The die mechanism includes control means (82) for selectively operating the means for moving the segments so as to produce a strip of material having the desired characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1984
    Assignee: The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: J. Robert Dieckmann, Richard E. Burg, Louis Laurich, J. Richard McCarty