Patents by Inventor Eric Matthew Bell

Eric Matthew Bell 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: 9189077
    Abstract: A user interface suited for use on mobile devices for entering characters which may require one or more modifiers is disclosed. The interface may be implemented utilizing a touch screen interface on which a user engages the interface, is provided feedback, and removes the user's touch to enter a character. The interface presents a series of main, supplemental and modifier keys. Touching an interface button or main key presents a series of “petals” or supplemental keys emanating from the main key. Each petal or supplemental key may in turn present one or more sub petals or modifier keys emanating from the supplemental key. Each petal or sub-petal may represent another character or a modifier action. The characters and/or actions on the supplemental keys and modifier keys provide options for characters or modifiers which are dependent or related to the main input key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Mori, Shinji Morimitsu, Kazuhide Oigo, Takeshi Tanaka, Eric Matthew Bell, Liang Chen, Juan Dai, William Arthur Steward Buxton
  • Publication number: 20120302291
    Abstract: A user interface suited for use on mobile devices for entering characters which may require one or more modifiers is disclosed. The interface may be implemented utilizing a touch screen interface on which a user engages the interface, is provided feedback, and removes the user's touch to enter a character. The interface presents a series of main, supplemental and modifier keys. Touching an interface button or main key presents a series of “petals” or supplemental keys emanating from the main key. Each petal or supplemental key may in turn present one or more sub petals or modifier keys emanating from the supplemental key. Each petal or sub-petal may represent another character or a modifier action. The characters and/or actions on the supplemental keys and modifier keys provide options for characters or modifiers which are dependent or related to the main input key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Mori, Shinji Morimitsu, Kazuhide Oigo, Takeshi Tanaka, Eric Matthew Bell, Liang Chen, Juan Dai, William Arthur Steward Buxton
  • Publication number: 20120304074
    Abstract: An integrated symbols user interface (UI) provides a collection of different symbols for inputting symbols into messages, such as email message, IM messages, and SMS text messages. The integrated symbols UI may group symbols in a number of different category panes. Additionally, the integrated symbols UI may provide a history pane with previously used symbols. Only a portion of the integrated symbols UI may be displayed on a display screen of device at a time. A user may seamlessly pan over the integrated symbols UI to move between the panes. In some embodiments, the integrated symbols UI may also include a category list pane that allows a user to navigate directly to a particular category pane or the history pane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: KEITA OOI, ERIC MATTHEW BELL, YASUHIKO MORI, TAKETOSHI YOSHIDA, SONGMING HE, LIANG CHEN