Patents by Inventor Douglas W. Herman

Douglas W. Herman 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).

  • Publication number: 20170272511
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media are provided for enabling client devices to remotely control a shared application. A remote control service receives a request for a shared application to be controlled by a multiple client devices. Based on this request, the client devices are enabled to remotely control the shared application. A command from one of the client devices is received at the remote control service to modify a display of the shared application without the client device receiving any sensitive information associated with the shared application or the computing device running the shared application. The command is used to cause a modification to the display of the shared application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Marguerite R. LOADER, Brook J. DURANT, Douglas W. HERMAN, Philip A. ROGAN
  • Patent number: 9712603
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media are provided for enabling client devices to remotely control a shared application. A remote control service receives a request for a shared application to be controlled by a multiple client devices. Based on this request, the client devices are enabled to remotely control the shared application. A command from one of the client devices is received at the remote control service to modify a display of the shared application without the client device receiving any sensitive information associated with the shared application or the computing device running the shared application. The command is used to cause a modification to the display of the shared application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Marguerite R. Loader, Brook J. Durant, Douglas W. Herman, Philip A. Rogan
  • Publication number: 20150149529
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media are provided for enabling client devices to remotely control a shared application. A remote control service receives a request for a shared application to be controlled by a multiple client devices. Based on this request, the client devices are enabled to remotely control the shared application. A command from one of the client devices is received at the remote control service to modify a display of the shared application without the client device receiving any sensitive information associated with the shared application or the computing device running the shared application. The command is used to cause a modification to the display of the shared application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: MARGUERITE R. LOADER, BROOK J. DURANT, DOUGLAS W. HERMAN, PHILIP A. ROGAN
  • Patent number: 8555182
    Abstract: A graphical user interface is disclosed for management and easy reorganization of graphical objects displayed over the graphical user interface. The graphical user interface may relate to prioritizing and organizing the results of a database search. The graphical user interface may alternatively relate to prioritizing and organizing graphic objects such as personalized topics on a homepage and formatting icons in a productivity application program, such as a word processing application program, a spreadsheet application program, a presentation application program and a drawing application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Robert S. Dietz, Douglas W. Herman
  • Patent number: 8512042
    Abstract: An educational interactive game of the invention includes a system for teaching financial skills to players, and in particular, children in the context of an interactive electronic game. Each player is initially provided a predetermined amount of periodic earned income, periodic expenses and a predetermined amount of cash on hand. These items are represented by corresponding indicia on an electronic display. An object of the game is for a player to generate passive income greater than the player's expenses by encountering game events that provide a player the opportunity to make financial choices to affect the desired outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Cashflow Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip A. Rogan, David A. Gipp, Douglas W. Herman
  • Patent number: 8205160
    Abstract: A computing device configured to execute computer code to generate a graphical user interface (GUI) for creating a multi-frame presentation is provided. The generated GUI may include a canvas pane configured to display a main frame and supporting frame icons representing a plurality of supporting frames of the presentation. The generated GUI may further include a connector tool operable within the canvas pane for creating a link between a source element and a target element, the source element being the main frame or an element of the main frame, the target element being a supporting frame or an element of a supporting frame, the link being defined by an associated linking script, the connector tool being operable to create the link via a click-and-drag action from the source element to the target element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Cheryl S. White, Douglas W. Herman, Casey A. Anderson, Bartosz Gulik, Patrick Schreiber, Ravipal Soin, Robert S. Dietz, Hana Kim, David Matthew Snow
  • Publication number: 20120149465
    Abstract: An educational interactive game of the invention includes a system for teaching financial skills to players, and in particular, children in the context of an interactive electronic game. Each player is initially provided a predetermined amount of periodic earned income, periodic expenses and a predetermined amount of cash on hand. These items are represented by corresponding indicia on an electronic display. An object of the game is for a player to generate passive income greater than the player's expenses by encountering game events that provide a player the opportunity to make financial choices to affect the desired outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: Cashflow Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip A. Rogan, David A. Gipp, Douglas W. Herman
  • Patent number: 8118598
    Abstract: An educational interactive game of the invention includes a system for teaching financial skills to players, and in particular, children in the context of an interactive electronic game. Each player is initially provided a predetermined amount of periodic earned income, periodic expenses and a predetermined amount of cash on hand. These items are represented by corresponding indicia on an electronic display. An object of the game is for a player to generate passive income greater than the player's expenses by encountering game events that provide a player the opportunity to make financial choices to affect the desired outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Cashflow Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip A. Rogan, David A. Gipp, Douglas W. Herman
  • Publication number: 20090317775
    Abstract: An educational interactive game of the invention includes a system for teaching financial skills to players, and in particular, children in the context of an interactive electronic game. Each player is initially provided a predetermined amount of periodic earned income, periodic expenses and a predetermined amount of cash on hand. These items are represented by corresponding indicia on an electronic display. An object of the game is for a player to generate passive income greater than the player's expenses by encountering game events that provide a player the opportunity to make financial choices to affect the desired outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Philip A. Rogan, David A. Gipp, Douglas W. Herman
  • Publication number: 20090282364
    Abstract: A computing device configured to execute computer code to generate a graphical user interface (GUI) for creating a multi-frame presentation is provided. The generated GUI may include a canvas pane configured to display a main frame and supporting frame icons representing a plurality of supporting frames of the presentation. The generated GUI may further include a connector tool operable within the canvas pane for creating a link between a source element and a target element, the source element being the main frame or an element of the main frame, the target element being a supporting frame or an element of a supporting frame, the link being defined by an associated linking script, the connector tool being operable to create the link via a click-and-drag action from the source element to the target element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cheryl S. White, Douglas W. Herman, Casey A. Anderson, Bartosz Gulik, Patrick Schreiber, Ravipal Soin, Robert S. Dietz, Hana Kim, David Matthew Snow
  • Publication number: 20070288498
    Abstract: A graphical user interface is disclosed for management and easy reorganization of graphical objects displayed over the graphical user interface. The graphical user interface may relate to prioritizing and organizing the results of a database search. The graphical user interface may alternatively relate to prioritizing and organizing graphic objects such as personalized topics on a homepage and formatting icons in a productivity application program, such as a word processing application program, a spreadsheet application program, a presentation application program and a drawing application program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Robert S. Dietz, Douglas W. Herman
  • Publication number: 20040076931
    Abstract: An educational interactive game of the invention includes a system for teaching financial skills to players, and in particular, children in the context of an interactive electronic game. Each player is initially provided a predetermined amount of periodic earned income, periodic expenses and a predetermined amount of cash on hand. These items are represented by corresponding indicia on an electronic display. An object of the game is for a player to generate passive income greater than the player's expenses by encountering game events that provide a player the opportunity to make financial choices to affect the desired outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Applicant: Cashflow Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip A. Rogan, David A. Gipp, Douglas W. Herman