Patents by Inventor Ethan Nelson Ray

Ethan Nelson Ray 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: 10254955
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for progressively indicating new content in an application-selectable user interface. These techniques permit a user to view indications of new content for applications progressively, rather than all at one time. By so doing, the techniques may avoid mentally or visually overloading or over-stimulating a user viewing the indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nazia Zaman, Tyler J. Donahue, Ethan Nelson Ray, Maverick J. Velasco
  • Publication number: 20150378594
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for progressively indicating new content in an application-selectable user interface. These techniques permit a user to view indications of new content for applications progressively, rather than all at one time. By so doing, the techniques may avoid mentally or visually overloading or over-stimulating a user viewing the indications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Nazia Zaman, Tyler J. Donahue, Ethan Nelson Ray, Maverick J. Velasco
  • Patent number: 9146670
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for progressively indicating new content in an application-selectable user interface. These techniques permit a user to view indications of new content for applications progressively, rather than all at one time. By so doing, the techniques may avoid mentally or visually overloading or over-stimulating a user viewing the indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nazia Zaman, Tyler J. Donahue, Ethan Nelson Ray, Maverick J. Velasco
  • Patent number: 8933971
    Abstract: A device may display a presentation of elements (e.g., icons) on a display component. However, display components have a pixel density that affects aesthetic and practical aspects of the presentation (e.g., rendering the presentation at a variable and inconsistent size); yet, many presentations are not generated in view of the pixel density of the display component of the device. Presented herein are techniques for generating and displaying a presentation of elements in view of the pixel density of the display component, using a scale factor set of scale factors that specify a pixel density range and a scale factor value (e.g., 120%) to be applied to the elements of the presentation. The scale factor set may be kept small to reduce the administrative burden on the designer of the element, while also achieving approximately consistent sizing of the presentation on display components having variable pixel densities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Washington, Jan-Kristian Markiewicz, Raymond Jui-Mong Chen, Ethan Nelson Ray, Eric Hebenstreit, David Burg, Petru Iulian Cociorva
  • Patent number: 8933952
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for pre-rendering new content for an application-selectable user interface. These techniques permit a user to select to view application-selectable tiles of the interface and, on selection, quickly see new content through the tiles in the selected portion. In some embodiments, the techniques pre-render content for a portion of a non-visible region of the interface rather than all of the non-visible region to reduce resource costs, such as processor and memory usage on a device and communication bandwidth usage on a communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nazia Zaman, Tyler J. Donahue, Ethan Nelson Ray, Maverick J. Velasco
  • Patent number: 8830270
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for progressively indicating new content in an application-selectable user interface. These techniques permit a user to view indications of new content for applications progressively, rather than all at one time. By so doing, the techniques may avoid mentally or visually overloading or over-stimulating a user viewing the indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nazia Zaman, Tyler J. Donahue, Ethan Nelson Ray, Maverick J. Velasco
  • Publication number: 20130063442
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for pre-rendering new content for an application-selectable user interface. These techniques permit a user to select to view application-selectable tiles of the interface and, on selection, quickly see new content through the tiles in the selected portion. In some embodiments, the techniques pre-render content for a portion of a non-visible region of the interface rather than all of the non-visible region to reduce resource costs, such as processor and memory usage on a device and communication bandwidth usage on a communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nazia Zaman, Tyler J. Donahue, Ethan Nelson Ray, Maverick J. Velasco
  • Publication number: 20130063492
    Abstract: A device may display a presentation of elements (e.g., icons) on a display component. However, display components have a pixel density that affects aesthetic and practical aspects of the presentation (e.g., rendering the presentation at a variable and inconsistent size); yet, many presentations are not generated in view of the pixel density of the display component of the device. Presented herein are techniques for generating and displaying a presentation of elements in view of the pixel density of the display component, using a scale factor set of scale factors that specify a pixel density range and a scale factor value (e.g., 120%) to be applied to the elements of the presentation. The scale factor set may be kept small to reduce the administrative burden on the designer of the element, while also achieving approximately consistent sizing of the presentation on display components having variable pixel densities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Washington, Jan-Kristian Markiewicz, Raymond Jui-Mong Chen, Ethan Nelson Ray, Eric Hebenstreit, David Burg, Petru Iulian Cociorva
  • Publication number: 20130063465
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for progressively indicating new content in an application-selectable user interface. These techniques permit a user to view indications of new content for applications progressively, rather than all at one time. By so doing, the techniques may avoid mentally or visually overloading or over-stimulating a user viewing the indications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nazia Zaman, Tyler J. Donahue, Ethan Nelson Ray, Maverick J. Velasco
  • Patent number: D679722
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Ethan Nelson Ray
  • Patent number: D681050
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ethan Nelson Ray, Leslie MacNeil, Jonathan Eric Gleasman, Denise Michele Trabona
  • Patent number: D688264
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nazia Zaman, Maverick Velasco, Ethan Nelson Ray, Jonathan Eric Gleasman, James Lee, Denise Michele Trabona, Jason Beaumont
  • Patent number: D698359
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Ethan Nelson Ray
  • Patent number: D736816
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Denise Michele Trabona, Ethan Nelson Ray, Jonathan Eric Gleasman
  • Patent number: D736817
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Denise Michele Trabona, Ethan Nelson Ray, Jonathan Eric Gleasman
  • Patent number: D736818
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Denise Michele Trabona, Ethan Nelson Ray, Jonathan Eric Gleasman
  • Patent number: D740301
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Orry Wijanarko Soegiono, Bill Liu, Sean Wen, Mary-Lynne Williams, Ethan Nelson Ray, Moneta K. Ho Kushner
  • Patent number: D745881
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ethan Nelson Ray, Leslie MacNeil, Jonathan Eric Gleasman, Denise Michele Trabona
  • Patent number: D747330
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ethan Nelson Ray, Leslie Macneil, Jonathan Eric Gleasman, Denise Michele Trabona
  • Patent number: D781341
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Denise Michele Trabona, Ethan Nelson Ray, Jonathan Eric Gleasman