Patents by Inventor Richard VanderDrift

Richard VanderDrift 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: 9524345
    Abstract: Search and discovery enhanced by providing information context. Searchable content might be embedded in contexts, which describe or limit the content's intentionality. For health-care content, contexts might include symptoms, testing, diagnosis, treatment, indicators and contra-indicators, prognosis for recovery, and otherwise. A content publisher might describe the intended context for that content. A content reviewer might specify additional contexts for that content. Content searches are enhanced using those contexts; searches thus return information focused on those intended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventor: Richard VanderDrift
  • Patent number: 5455945
    Abstract: A system for extracting and dynamically displaying data from a database comprises a central processing unit, an input device, a program memory, a display device, a printer, mass storage, and a network. The program memory comprises management records for retrieving and updating information in the database, and dynamic documents for presenting database information to the user. The information from one or more underlying commercial databases is structured and reorganized into management records. The management records interact with the dynamic documents to reformat the data into the form desired by the user. Both the management records and dynamic documents are also used to execute operations on the data in the database such as sorts, filters, and logical and mathematical functions. The present invention also include a plurality of unique methods for extracting and updating data in the underlying databases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1995
    Inventor: Richard VanderDrift