Patents by Inventor SHEELAGH CARPENDALE

SHEELAGH CARPENDALE 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: 8994732
    Abstract: Architecture that integrates the benefits of natural user interaction such as freeform sketch with computer-aided charting. The architecture integrates natural user interaction utilizing multiple modalities (e.g., sketch, multi-touch, etc.) with computer supported data analysis that allows users to explore data by drawing charts using simple strokes. Natural user interactions can be utilized to change chart types by drawing symbols, transform data by applying functions, filter data by drawing strikethrough on legends, etc. Additionally, the architecture makes an inference of visualizations the user intended from user-drawn strokes, such as the axes of a graph, the words of a label, etc. When appropriate, the architecture automatically completes visualizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bongshin Lee, Nathalie Riche, Sheelagh Carpendale, Tim Sherwood, Jeffrey Browne
  • Publication number: 20140337803
    Abstract: A link curvature processing module enables a user with the ability to control the curvature of links in a node-link diagram. As a node-link diagram is displayed to a user, the user may interact with the diagram and adjust the curvature of one or more links in the diagram to improve the readability of the diagram. The user's modification to the curvature of a link alters the shape of the link so that the position of the nodes connected to the link does not change. By providing the user with such control, the user is able to tailor the visual display of the links to the user's preference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: TIMOTHY DWYER, NATHALIE HENRY RICHE, BONGSHIN LEE, SHEELAGH CARPENDALE
  • Publication number: 20140253556
    Abstract: A method, system, and one or more computer-readable storage media for a visualizing dynamic, weighted network are provided herein. The method includes generating, via a computing device, a table for visualizing a dynamic, weighted network. Each row of the table represents a link within the dynamic, weighted network. Each column of the table represents a time point, and each cell of the table includes a weight of a corresponding link at a corresponding time point. The method also includes manipulating the table to identify a pattern within the dynamic, weighted network in response to input by a user of the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nathalie Henry Riche, Bongshin Lee, Sheelagh Carpendale
  • Patent number: 8832582
    Abstract: A link curvature processing module enables a user with the ability to control the curvature of links in a node-link diagram. As a node-link diagram is displayed to a user, the user may interact with the diagram and adjust the curvature of one or more links in the diagram to improve the readability of the diagram. The user's modification to the curvature of a link alters the shape of the link so that the position of the nodes connected to the link does not change. By providing the user with such control, the user is able to tailor the visual display of the links to the user's preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Dwyer, Nathalie Henry Riche, Bongshin Lee, Sheelagh Carpendale
  • Publication number: 20130246958
    Abstract: A link curvature processing module enables a user with the ability to control the curvature of links in a node-link diagram. As a node-link diagram is displayed to a user, the user may interact with the diagram and adjust the curvature of one or more links in the diagram to improve the readability of the diagram. The user's modification to the curvature of a link alters the shape of the link so that the position of the nodes connected to the link does not change. By providing the user with such control, the user is able to tailor the visual display of the links to the user's preference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: TIMOTHY DWYER, NATHALIE HENRY RICHE, BONGSHIN LEE, SHEELAGH CARPENDALE
  • Patent number: 8416206
    Abstract: A method for manipulating a graphic widget in a three-dimensional environment displayed on a touch panel of an interactive input system is provided. The method includes tracking the x-y positions of two touch points associated with the graphic widget; and modifying the z-position of the graphic widget in accordance with changes in the distance between the x-y positions of the touch points. An interactive input system and computer readable medium embodying the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: SMART Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Sheelagh Carpendale, Mark Stephen Hancock, Thomas Ten Cate, Tobias Isenberg
  • Publication number: 20120229468
    Abstract: Architecture that integrates the benefits of natural user interaction such as freeform sketch with computer-aided charting. The architecture integrates natural user interaction utilizing multiple modalities (e.g., sketch, multi-touch, etc.) with computer supported data analysis that allows users to explore data by drawing charts using simple strokes. Natural user interactions can be utilized to change chart types by drawing symbols, transform data by applying functions, filter data by drawing strikethrough on legends, etc. Additionally, the architecture makes an inference of visualizations the user intended from user-drawn strokes, such as the axes of a graph, the words of a label, etc. When appropriate, the architecture automatically completes visualizations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bongshin Lee, Nathalie Riche, Sheelagh Carpendale, Tim Sherwood, Jeffrey Browne
  • Publication number: 20110069019
    Abstract: A method for manipulating a graphic widget in a three-dimensional environment displayed on a touch panel of an interactive input system is provided. The method includes tracking the x-y positions of two touch points associated with the graphic widget; and modifying the z-position of the graphic widget in accordance with changes in the distance between the x-y positions of the touch points. An interactive input system and computer readable medium embodying the method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: SMART Technologies ULC
    Inventors: SHEELAGH CARPENDALE, Mark Stephen Hancock, Thomas Ten Cate, Tobias Isenberg
  • Publication number: 20050041046
    Abstract: A method for displaying visual information on a display screen of a computer, comprising the steps of scaling the visual information to produce a scaled representation to fit on the display screen the scaled representation containing the entire content of the visual information; selecting a region of interest within the scaled representation; applying a transformation to the scaled representation to improve the visual detail in the region of interest; and, displaying the transformed presentation on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: David Baar, M. Sheelagh Carpendale, David Cowperthwaite, Mark Tigges, Robert Komar, Jerome Bauer