Scott Ziegler 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).
Abstract: A schema parser can be used in data binding to create a schema object model when given an XML schema. Java classes can be generated using the schema object model, which correspond to elements and types in the schema. Mapping can be done in each direction between the schema and Java classes, which can be written to a type mapping directory. The schema object model can also contain mappings between each Java class and an XSD type. The mappings in the type mapping directory can then be used to generate XML when given a Java object tree, and can be used to create and populate a Java class when given an XML instance matching the schema object model.
Abstract: A collapsible playyard for an infant includes a pair of frame subassemblies and a plurality of collapsible connecting members which normally maintain the frame subassemblies in spaced substantially parallel relation. The frame subassemblies include knuckle joints which cooperate to maintain the frame assembly in an erected position, but at least a portion of which are reoriented as the connecting members are collapsed to allow the frame subassemblies to also be collapsed. The width of one of the frame subassemblies is smaller than the width of the other frame subassembly to allow the two frame subassemblies to be at least partially nested together and then folded in half to form a compact collapsed structure.
Abstract: A collapsible playyard for an infant includes a frame subassembly including at least two frame members which are joined together in substantially perpendicular relation. Each of the frame members includes two frame member sections which are joined by a knuckle joint which only permits pivoting between the frame member sections thereof in a single direction. The knuckle joints are oriented so that collapsing one frame member rotates the adjacent frame member causing the knuckle joint thereof to be automatically moved to a collapsible position.