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
  • 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
  • Patent number: D811431
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob Winther Jespersen, Thomas Søndergaard Jensen, Michael Helligsø Svinth, Eigo Kawatani
  • Patent number: D812625
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Remi Wesley Ogundokun, Aaron Naoyoshi Sheung Yan Woo, Jiwon Choi, Sergey Kisselev
  • Patent number: D812639
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kathryn Storm, Adrian Rapp Milsap, Rita Yu, Ryan Phillips, Nicholas Robinson
  • Patent number: D813897
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jeff Fleischmann, Mitchell Johnson, Austin Jansen, Mengyuan Tu, Nicholas Robinson