Patents by Inventor Alex Snitkovskiy

Alex Snitkovskiy 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: 11194459
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is described herein for efficiently and reliably interacting with a nonconforming application component in a windowing environment. The nonconforming application component corresponds to a type of application (such as, but not limited to, an immersive-type full-screen application) that was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment, or was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment of a certain type. In some implementations, the computer-implemented technique generates a composite window by: creating a system-owned frame; receiving an application-owned window; and creating the composite window by combining the frame and the application-owned window. The technique can thereafter control the composite window by performing operations on the composite window via its system-owned frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yaou Wei, Christopher E. Swan, Alex Snitkovskiy, Tsz Yan Wong, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Steven J. Tricanowicz, Brian D. Beck, Miron Vranjes
  • Patent number: 10678412
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling dynamic joint dividers for application windows. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable sizing and positioning of application windows to provide an optimized layout of application windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Oliver R. Jones, Nils Anders Sundelin, Richard Fang, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Jeremy Bowen, Alex Snitkovskiy
  • Patent number: 10565026
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of containing an application in an immersive non-windowed environment. For instance, the application may be configured for use in a windowed environment. Containing the application in the immersive non-windowed environment may involve selectively implementing functionality that is associated with the application based at least in part on whether the functionality is applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment. For example, when a request to implement functionality that is not applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment is received, functionality that is applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment may be implemented in lieu of the functionality that is not applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment. In another example, no action may be taken with regard to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Nils Anders Sundelin, Bret P. Anderson, Alex Snitkovskiy, Robert J. Jarrett
  • Patent number: 10552031
    Abstract: Techniques for an experience mode transition are described. Generally, an experience mode refers to a visual and functional arrangement that is presented to a user of a device. Different experience modes present different visual and functional arrangements to a user. According to various embodiments, a computing device is configured to operate in multiple experience modes and may transition between different experience modes and based on a variety of different triggering events. Generally, a transition between different experience modes causes a visual and/or functional reconfiguration of a user experience on a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Jeremy Bowen, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Robert J. Jarrett, Alex Snitkovskiy, Zachary G. Herman, Song Zou, Mohammed Amirali Samji, Christopher Doan, Nils Anders Sundelin, Michael H. Krause, Yaou Wei
  • Publication number: 20190187885
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is described herein for efficiently and reliably interacting with a nonconforming application component in a windowing environment. The nonconforming application component corresponds to a type of application (such as, but not limited to, an immersive-type full-screen application) that was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment, or was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment of a certain type. In some implementations, the computer-implemented technique generates a composite window by: creating a system-owned frame; receiving an application-owned window; and creating the composite window by combining the frame and the application-owned window. The technique can thereafter control the composite window by performing operations on the composite window via its system-owned frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yaou Wei, Christopher E. Swan, Alex Snitkovskiy, Tsz Yan Wong, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Steven J. Tricanowicz, Brian D. Beck, Miron Vranjes
  • Patent number: 10198167
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is described herein for efficiently and reliably interacting with a nonconforming application component in a windowing environment. The nonconforming application component corresponds to a type of application (such as, but not limited to, an immersive-type full-screen application) that was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment, or was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment of a certain type. In some implementations, the computer-implemented technique generates a composite window by: creating a system-owned frame; receiving an application-owned window; and creating the composite window by combining the frame and the application-owned window. The technique can thereafter control the composite window by performing operations on the composite window via its system-owned frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yaou Wei, Christopher E. Swan, Alex Snitkovskiy, Tsz Yan Wong, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Steven J. Tricanowicz, Brian D. Beck, Miron Vranjes
  • Publication number: 20190012058
    Abstract: Techniques for an experience mode transition are described. Generally, an experience mode refers to a visual and functional arrangement that is presented to a user of a device. Different experience modes present different visual and functional arrangements to a user. According to various embodiments, a computing device is configured to operate in multiple experience modes and may transition between different experience modes and based on a variety of different triggering events. Generally, a transition between different experience modes causes a visual and/or functional reconfiguration of a user experience on a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Jeremy Bowen, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Robert J. Jarrett, Alex Snitkovskiy, Zachary G. Herman, Song Zou, Mohammed Amirali Samji, Christopher Doan, Nils Anders Sundelin, Michael H. Krause, Yaou Wei
  • Patent number: 10048856
    Abstract: Techniques for configuring a user interface based on an experience mode transition are described. Generally, an experience mode refers to a visual and functional arrangement that is presented to a user of a device. Different experience modes present different visual and functional arrangements to a user. According to various embodiments, a computing device is configured to operate in multiple experience modes and may transition between different experience modes and based on a variety of different triggering events. Generally, a transition between different experience modes causes a visual and/or functional reconfiguration of a user experience on a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Jeremy Bowen, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Robert J. Jarrett, Alex Snitkovskiy, Zachary G. Herman, Song Zou, Mohammed Amirali Samji, Christopher Doan, Nils Anders Sundelin, Michael H. Krause, Yaou Wei
  • Publication number: 20170031533
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of containing an application in an immersive non-windowed environment. For instance, the application may be configured for use in a windowed environment. Containing the application in the immersive non-windowed environment may involve selectively implementing functionality that is associated with the application based at least in part on whether the functionality is applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment. For example, when a request to implement functionality that is not applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment is received, functionality that is applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment may be implemented in lieu of the functionality that is not applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment. In another example, no action may be taken with regard to the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Nils Anders Sundelin, Bret P. Anderson, Alex Snitkovskiy, Robert J. Jarrett
  • Publication number: 20170017381
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is described herein for efficiently and reliably interacting with a nonconforming application component in a windowing environment. The nonconforming application component corresponds to a type of application (such as, but not limited to, an immersive-type full-screen application) that was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment, or was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment of a certain type. In some implementations, the computer-implemented technique generates a composite window by: creating a system-owned frame; receiving an application-owned window; and creating the composite window by combining the frame and the application-owned window. The technique can thereafter control the composite window by performing operations on the composite window via its system-owned frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Yaou Wei, Christopher E. Swan, Alex Snitkovskiy, Tsz Yan Wong, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Steven J. Tricanowicz, Brian D. Beck, Miron Vranjes
  • Publication number: 20160189328
    Abstract: Techniques for configuring a user interface based on an experience mode transition are described. Generally, an experience mode refers to a visual and functional arrangement that is presented to a user of a device. Different experience modes present different visual and functional arrangements to a user. According to various embodiments, a computing device is configured to operate in multiple experience modes and may transition between different experience modes and based on a variety of different triggering events. Generally, a transition between different experience modes causes a visual and/or functional reconfiguration of a user experience on a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Jeremy Bowen, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Robert J. Jarrett, Alex Snitkovskiy, Zachary G. Herman, Song Zou, Mohammed Amirali Samji, Christopher Doan, Nils Anders Sundelin, Michael H. Krause, Yaou Wei
  • Publication number: 20160034157
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling region-based sizing and positioning of application windows. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable sizing and positioning of application windows to provide an optimized layout of application windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Nils Anders Sundelin, Oliver R. Jones, Alex Snitkovskiy, Bret P. Anderson, Roberto S. Francioso, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Tsz Yan Wong, Michael A. Seibert
  • Publication number: 20160034156
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling dynamic joint dividers for application windows. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable sizing and positioning of application windows to provide an optimized layout of application windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Oliver R. Jones, Nils Anders Sundelin, Richard Fang, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Jeremy Bowen, Alex Snitkovskiy
  • Patent number: 9013366
    Abstract: A display environment for a plurality of display devices is described. In one or more implementations, a display environment of an operating system of a computing device is configured to display a plurality of shells that support user interaction with the operating system by launching a first shell for display on a first display device of the computing device and launching a second shell for display on a second display device of the computing device such that the first and second shells are displayable simultaneously by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Qixing Zheng, Mark Yalovsky, Thomas Scott Coon, Christopher E. Swan, Alex Snitkovskiy, Gabriel S. DeBacker
  • Publication number: 20130321467
    Abstract: In response to certain inputs to an application, the operating system generates a snapshot of the graphical interface of an application. Such inputs include, but are not limited, actions that initiate an update of the graphical interface in the display area for the application, such as repositioning, resizing and/or rotating the display area, bringing the display area onto the display, and removing the display area from the display. Other actions that may initiate creation and use of a snapshot include suspending an application, bringing an application into the foreground, and swapping data for an application into and out of main memory. The operating system updates the display area for the application using the snapshot until the application has completed updating its graphical interface for the modified display area. While the application is updating its graphical interface, the operating system can manage other inputs to the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Henry Tappen, Alex Snitkovskiy, Gabriel DeBacker, Charing Wong
  • Publication number: 20130033414
    Abstract: A display environment for a plurality of display devices is described. In one or more implementations, a display environment of an operating system of a computing device is configured to display a plurality of shells that support user interaction with the operating system by launching a first shell for display on a first display device of the computing device and launching a second shell for display on a second display device of the computing device such that the first and second shells are displayable simultaneously by the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Qixing Zheng, Mark Yalovsky, Thomas Scott Coon, Christopher E. Swan, Alex Snitkovskiy, Gabriel S. DeBacker
  • Patent number: 7587484
    Abstract: A method and system for tracking client software use is disclosed. User data, specifically user interaction with a client-installed software application, is collected in data files and the data files are dynamically uploaded over a global computer system, such as the Internet, to a remote analysis system. The data files are parsed for on-going analysis of feature usage. Typically, for any action that a user performs in the software application, several items are recorded in a data file, such as a user ID, an absolute time-stamp, the method invoked including application source (if the software application includes more than one application), and details such as the dialog invoked, button pressed, menu used, menu item selected, application launch, application termination, as well as environment variables, such as operating system, screen resolution, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ross Faulkner Smith, Alex Snitkovskiy, David Lloyd Hicks, Cameron Royce Turner, Gregory Allen Penoyer
  • Publication number: 20070033054
    Abstract: A voice-activated user interface for an application is described. The voice activated user interface invokes a speech recognition component to recognize audio input from a user. If the audio input is a command, then a validation component is invoked to determine whether to validate the command prior to execution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alex Snitkovskiy, David Mowatt, Felix Andrew, Robert Dewar