Patents by Inventor Trevor H. Ward

Trevor H. Ward 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: 8977951
    Abstract: A system receives an identification of an electronic form that contains a set of objects. At least one object allows a user, via a graphical user interface, to provide input to the object. The system identifies a set of objects from the electronic form to be included within a panel used by a wizard to complete the electronic form. The system generates the panel for presentation by the wizard. The panel allows the user to provide input to those objects on that panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher H. M. Ethier, Trevor H. Ward, Keith R. McLellan, Anthony R. Rumsey
  • Patent number: 8909585
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for rule-based binding. In one aspect, a method includes receiving first input to a graphical user interface (GUI) associating a property of a data model presented in the GUI with a data view component of a document presented in the GUI, wherein a change to a value of the data view component is reflected in a value of the property in the data model when the document is used in a workflow, and wherein the workflow is a logical sequence of documents, including the document, that is processed according to the logical sequence such that values for one or more data view components associated with the documents are received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Trevor H. Ward, Keith Rolland McLellan, Gilles Maurice
  • Patent number: 8856741
    Abstract: One embodiment involves a system comprising a network, a server, and a requesting device. The server and requesting device are connected with the network. The server comprises a processor configured to receive a request from the requesting device and determine information about the requesting device based at least in part on the request. The processor is further configured to determine an abstract representation of an application and at least one mapping from a plurality of mappings based at least in part on the information about the device. The abstract representation comprises a plurality of components. Each mapping comprises an attribute for at least one of the plurality of components. The processor is further configured to generate a version of the application on-the-fly based at least in part on the abstract representation and the at least one mapping and send the version of the application to the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Gilles Maurice, Trevor H. Ward, Keith McLellan, Jim Leask, Ben Helleman
  • Patent number: 8769391
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, provide a broker for client applications. In one aspect, a method includes providing an electronic document that has a document format compatible with a document reader application. The electronic document includes a broker application and a client application. The broker application can be loaded into a virtual machine running in the document reader application on a client device. The loaded broker application loads the client application into the virtual machine, and the loaded client application provides a graphical user interface for display. In some instances, the loaded broker application receives data from the loaded client application and stores the received data as a data set in the electronic document. In some instances, the loaded broker application retrieves a data set from the electronic document and provides the retrieved data set to the loaded client application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Trevor H. Ward
  • Publication number: 20140101564
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for rule-based binding. In one aspect, a method includes receiving first input to a graphical user interface (GUI) associating a property of a data model presented in the GUI with a data view component of a document presented in the GUI, wherein a change to a value of the data view component is reflected in a value of the property in the data model when the document is used in a workflow, and wherein the workflow is a logical sequence of documents, including the document, that is processed according to the logical sequence such that values for one or more data view components associated with the documents are received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Trevor H. Ward, Keith Rolland McLellan, Gilles Maurice
  • Patent number: 8635177
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for rule-based binding. In one aspect, a method includes receiving first input to a graphical user interface (GUI) associating a property of a data model presented in the GUI with a data view component of a document presented in the GUI, wherein a change to a value of the data view component is reflected in a value of the property in the data model when the document is used in a workflow, and wherein the workflow is a logical sequence of documents, including the document, that is processed according to the logical sequence such that values for one or more data view components associated with the documents are received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Trevor H. Ward, Keith Rolland McLellan, Gilles Maurice
  • Publication number: 20130212183
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, provide a broker for client applications. In one aspect, a method includes providing an electronic document that has a document format compatible with a document reader application. The electronic document includes a broker application and a client application. The broker application can be loaded into a virtual machine running in the document reader application on a client device. The loaded broker application loads the client application into the virtual machine, and the loaded client application provides a graphical user interface for display. In some instances, the loaded broker application receives data from the loaded client application and stores the received data as a data set in the electronic document. In some instances, the loaded broker application retrieves a data set from the electronic document and provides the retrieved data set to the loaded client application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Trevor H. Ward
  • Publication number: 20130198720
    Abstract: One embodiment involves a system comprising a network, a server, and a requesting device. The server and requesting device are connected with the network. The server comprises a processor configured to receive a request from the requesting device and determine information about the requesting device based at least in part on the request. The processor is further configured to determine an abstract representation of an application and at least one mapping from a plurality of mappings based at least in part on the information about the device. The abstract representation comprises a plurality of components. Each mapping comprises an attribute for at least one of the plurality of components. The processor is further configured to generate a version of the application on-the-fly based at least in part on the abstract representation and the at least one mapping and send the version of the application to the requesting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Gilles Maurice, Trevor H. Ward, Keith McLellan, Jim Leask, Ben Helleman
  • Publication number: 20130198628
    Abstract: A system receives an identification of an electronic form that contains a set of objects. At least one object allows a user, via a graphical user interface, to provide input to the object. The system identifies a set of objects from the electronic form to be included within a panel used by a wizard to complete the electronic form. The system generates the panel for presentation by the wizard. The panel allows the user to provide input to those objects on that panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher H. M. Ethier, Trevor H. Ward, Keith R. McLellan, Anthony R. Rumsey
  • Publication number: 20130185240
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for rule-based binding. In one aspect, a method includes receiving first input to a graphical user interface (GUI) associating a property of a data model presented in the GUI with a data view component of a document presented in the GUI, wherein a change to a value of the data view component is reflected in a value of the property in the data model when the document is used in a workflow, and wherein the workflow is a logical sequence of documents, including the document, that is processed according to the logical sequence such that values for one or more data view components associated with the documents are received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Trevor H. Ward, Keith Rolland McLellan, Gilles Maurice