Patents Assigned to Microsoft Corporation
  • Patent number: 9864489
    Abstract: To increase command-access efficiency and to optimize a user's available user interface work space, an improved user interface is provided for displaying logical groupings of selectable software functionality controls that are associated with one or more selected top-level functionalities. Upon selection of a top-level functionality tab, selectable functionalities associated with the top-level functionality tab are divided into logical groupings and are presented in a customizable functionality control section below the tab. Upon selection of a different top-level functionality tab, selectable functionalities associated with the subsequently selected top-level functionality tab may either replace the first functionality control section or may be displayed in a separate functionality control section adjacent to the first functionality control section if real estate is available in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Erin Elizabeth Dean, Jensen M. Harris, Aaron Michael Butcher, Jesse Clay Satterfield
  • Publication number: 20170357392
    Abstract: An improved user interface is provided for displaying selectable software functionality controls that are relevant to a selected object and that remain visibly available for use while the selected object is being edited. Upon selection of a particular object for editing, functionality available for editing the object is presented in a ribbon-shaped user interface above the software application workspace to allow the user ready and efficient access to functionality needed for editing the selected object. The display of relevant functionality controls is persisted until the user dismisses the display, selects another top-level functionality control or selects another object for editing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jesse Clay SATTERFIELD, Aaron M. BUTCHER, David A. MORTON, Jensen M. HARRIS, Justin DENNEY
  • Patent number: D805098
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tsukahara
  • Patent number: D805130
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan A. Sparks, Nicolas Denhez, YeongKyu Yoo, Andrew Kim, Young Duk Song, Gregory G. Jones, Carl J. Ledbetter
  • Patent number: D805132
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan A. Sparks, Nicolas Denhez, YeongKyu Yoo, Andrew Kim, Young Duk Song, Gregory G. Jones, Carl J. Ledbetter
  • Patent number: D805506
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Benoit Rouger, Xiaoming Qiang
  • Patent number: D805548
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Spencer King, Lisa Joy Stifelman, Emily Grace Sappington, Alice Jane Bernheim Brush, Shane Jeremy Landry, Mouni Reddy, Annie Lenore Smith, Jeffrey Spencer Davison, Sara Nopwan Siritaratiwat
  • Patent number: D805554
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Austin Jansen, Christina B. Scott
  • Patent number: D805555
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Austin Jansen, Kelly Brownlee
  • Patent number: D806123
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tsukahara
  • Patent number: D806669
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Heikki Kangasmaa, Wei Wang, Tomi Suoniemi, Mikko Vesa, Mikko Pesonen
  • Patent number: D807359
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sang Hyun Jeong, Michael Zheng
  • Patent number: D807396
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Gardner, Joseph Wheeler
  • Patent number: D808942
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Yong Kyou Lee, Xiaoming Qiang, Otso Ylönen, Jani Junnila
  • Patent number: D809010
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Shane Hartley
  • Patent number: D809509
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Bosveld, Young Duk Song, Philip Bryan, Nicolas Denhez, Yeongkyu Yoo
  • Patent number: D809539
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Julianne Prekaski, Ross Hillier, Benjamin D. Smith, Monique Sauvageau, Andre Lamego, Leckie Gunter, Morten Holm-Petersen, Todd Lefor
  • Patent number: D810105
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mitchell Johnson, Jeff Fleischmann, Austin Jansen, Adrian Rapp Milsap, Nicholas Robinson
  • Patent number: D810106
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kathryn Storm, Adrian Rapp Milsap, Rita Yu, Ryan Phillips, Mengyuan Tu, Nicholas Robinson
  • Patent number: D810118
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaoji Chen, Benjamin Perry, Emmanuel Reyes, David Gardner, Mengyuan Tu, Jeff Fleischmann