Patents by Inventor Gerald Paul Joyce

Gerald Paul Joyce 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: 20120124518
    Abstract: Techniques for managing operations via a user interface are described. In implementations, a user interface is displayed that includes an option to cause serial processing of multiple operations. In response to a user selection of the option, the multiple operations are processed serially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Christine C. Stawitz, Gerald Paul Joyce, William R. Orr, Petru Iulian Cociorva, Peter Seraphim Ponomarev, Manav Mishra, Jeffrey Jay Johnson, Steven J. Ball
  • Patent number: 7769794
    Abstract: A file system shell is provided. One aspect of the shell provides virtual folders which expose regular files and folders to users in different views based on their metadata instead of the actual physical underlying file system structure on the disk. Users are able to work with the virtual folders through direct manipulation (e.g., clicking and dragging, copying, pasting, etc.). Filters are provided for narrowing down sets of items. Quick links are provided which can be clicked on to generate useful views of the sets of items. Libraries are provided which consist of large groups of usable types of items that can be associated together, along with functions and tools related to the items. A virtual address bar is provided which comprises a plurality of segments, each segment corresponding to a filter for selecting content. A shell browser is provided with which users can readily identify an item based on the metadata associated with that item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jason F. Moore, Giampiero M. Sierra, Richard M. Banks, Lyon King-Fook Wong, Relja B. Ivanovic, Paul A. Gusmorino, Tyler K. Beam, Timothy P. McKee, Jeffrey C. Belt, David G. De Vorchik, Chris J. Guzak, Aidan Low, Kenneth M. Tubbs, Colin R. Anthony, Sasanka C. Chalivendra, Marieke Iwema Watson, Gerald Paul Joyce, Alex D. Wade, Benjamin A. Betz, Ahsan S. Kabir, Donna B. Andrews, Patrice L. Miner, Paul L. Cutsinger
  • Publication number: 20040128138
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for improving a user's ability to direct the computer to perform a desired function. A single uniform input control is provided that receives user input, such as from a keyboard. The present embodiment then parses the user input to determine its input type and whether the input type corresponds to a single, recognized action performable by the computer and, if so, performs the action. Such recognized actions include navigating to an Internet site and composing an e-mail message. If the input type does not correspond to a single recognized action, the user input is submitted to at least one text processor, such as a natural language processor, that analyzes the user input to obtain at least one interpretation corresponding to an action performable by the computer. The at least one interpretation is returned to the user who may select a desired action from among the listing of interpretations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Donna B. Andrews, David S. Koon, Gerard Neufeld-Kaiser, Christina Storm, Susan E. Dziadosz, Jenny T. Lam, David R. Parker, John M. Tippett, Tjeerd Hoek, Mark R. Ligameri, Christopher T. Sager, Kanwal VedBratzar, Gerald Paul Joyce, Marc M. Miller, Tony E. Schreiner, Eric B. Watson, Adrian C. Klein, Vidya R. Nallathimmayyagari, Beverly H. Sobelman