Patents by Inventor Gregg Wygonik

Gregg Wygonik 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: 20200110511
    Abstract: A multi-screen user device and methods for performing a copy-paste operation using finger gestures are disclosed. A first finger gesture is used to select a display area from which data is to be copied. Subsequently, a drag finger gesture is used to identify where the data that is to be pasted. The drag may extend across a non-display boundary between a first and second display screen of the multi-screen device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise Burton, Gregg Wygonik
  • Patent number: 10540087
    Abstract: An intuitive technique for inputting user gestures into a handheld computing device is disclosed allowing a user to better manipulate different types of screen display presentations, such as desktops and application windows, when performing tasks thereon, wherein a window stack for application windows and/or desktops can be navigated and sequentially displayed according to the window stack ordering without disturbing or changing this ordering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Brett B. Faulk, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney W. Schrock, John S. Visosky, Eric Freedman, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise L. Burton, Misty Cripps, Gregg Wygonik
  • Patent number: 10531065
    Abstract: A computing device and method are provided for accelerating the coarse relocalization process of the computing device by generating a current fingerprint using signal data detected by sensors, statistically analyzing the current fingerprint for proximity to candidate fingerprints in fingerprint data to generate a ranked list, and subsequently retrieving map data corresponding to the closest matching fingerprints in the ranked list. The computing device may comprise a processor, a memory operatively coupled to the processor, and a fingerprint program stored in the memory and executed by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Gavin Dean Lazarow, Tushar Cyril Bhatnagar, David Maxwell Gedye, Gabriel Takacs, Jeroen Vanturennout, Erik Manfred Schulz, Jason Randall Wadsworth, Richard Renchi Ma, Gregg Wygonik, Jonathan David Hildebrandt, Evan Lincoln Tice
  • Publication number: 20190095051
    Abstract: A multi-screen user device and methods for performing a copy-paste operation using finger gestures are disclosed. A first finger gesture is used to select a display area from which data is to be copied. Subsequently, a drag finger gesture is used to identify where the data that is to be pasted. The drag may extend across a non-display boundary between a first and second display screen of the multi-screen device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise Burton, Gregg Wygonik
  • Publication number: 20180288386
    Abstract: A computing device and method are provided for accelerating the coarse relocalization process of the computing device by generating a current fingerprint using signal data detected by sensors, statistically analyzing the current fingerprint for proximity to candidate fingerprints in fingerprint data to generate a ranked list, and subsequently retrieving map data corresponding to the closest matching fingerprints in the ranked list. The computing device may comprise a processor, a memory operatively coupled to the processor, and a fingerprint program stored in the memory and executed by the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gavin Dean LAZAROW, Tushar Cyril BHATNAGAR, David Maxwell GEDYE, Gabriel TAKACS, Jeroen VANTURENNOUT, Erik Manfred SCHULZ, Jason Randall WADSWORTH, Richard Renchi MA, Gregg WYGONIK, Jonathan David HILDEBRANDT, Evan Lincoln TICE
  • Publication number: 20180129362
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methodologies and devices for handling the display of hierarchically related windows in a single-screen communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise Burton, Gregg Wygonik
  • Publication number: 20180113527
    Abstract: In one example, a method for detecting input can include detecting a capacitive pattern from a physical object and detecting that the physical object is a passive physical object. The method can also include determining a plurality of characteristics corresponding to the passive physical object based on the capacitive pattern, wherein the plurality of characteristics comprise a type of the physical object and a capability of the physical object. Additionally, the method can include modifying an application manager to detect input from the passive physical object based on the plurality of characteristics and modifying a user interface setting detected from the capacitive pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Klein, Rob Disano, Ken M. Sadahiro, Gregg Wygonik, Roy Berger, Robert D. Steen
  • Patent number: 9817541
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methodologies and devices for handling the display of hierarchically related windows in a single-screen communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise Burton, Gregg Wygonik
  • Patent number: 9582246
    Abstract: A contextual state of a graphical user interface presented via a display of the computing system is identified. A voice command is selected from a set of voice commands based on the contextual state of the graphical user interface. A context-specific voice-command suggestion corresponding to the selected voice command is identified. A graphical user interface including the context-specific voice-command suggestion is presented via a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Klein, Zach Johnson, Matthew Fleming, Gregg Wygonik
  • Publication number: 20170046031
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methodologies and devices for handling the display of hierarchically related windows in a single-screen communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise Burton, Gregg Wygonik
  • Patent number: 9489171
    Abstract: A computing system is configured to listen to user speech and translate the user speech into voice commands that control operation of the computing system. The identity of a user interacting with the computing system is determined, and a voice command is selected from a set of voice commands based on the user identity. A voice-command suggestion corresponding to the voice command is selected and presented via a display. If the user speaks the voice-command suggestion, the computing system executes the voice command corresponding to the voice-command suggestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Klein, Gregg Wygonik
  • Publication number: 20160170633
    Abstract: An intuitive technique for inputting user gestures into a handheld computing device is disclosed allowing a user to better manipulate different types of screen display presentations, such as desktops and application windows, when performing tasks thereon, wherein a window stack for application windows and/or desktops can be navigated and sequentially displayed according to the window stack ordering without disturbing or changing this ordering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Brett B. Faulk, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney W. Schrock, John S. Visosky, Eric Freedman, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise L. Burton, Misty Cripps, Gregg Wygonik
  • Publication number: 20160041715
    Abstract: A multi-screen user device and methods for performing a copy-paste operation using finger gestures are disclosed. A first finger gesture is used to select a display area from which data is to be copied. Subsequently, a drag finger gesture is used to identify where the data that is to be pasted. The drag may extend across a non-display boundary between a first and second display screen of the multi-screen device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise Burton, Gregg Wygonik
  • Publication number: 20160041696
    Abstract: A dual-screen user device and methods for revealing a combination of selected desktops and applications on single and dual screens are disclosed. Desktops and applications can be shifted between screens by user gestures, and/or moved off of the screens and therefore hidden. Hidden desktops and screens can be re-displayed by other gestures. The desktops and applications are arranged in a window stack that represents a logical order of the desktops and applications providing a user with an intuitive ability to manage multiple applications/desktops running simultaneously. One embodiment provides an annunciator window extending across both screens in a dual screen configuration. The annunciator window provides alerts, notifications, and statuses of the device in an increased area thereby enhancing viewability of the information in the window. The annunciator window can be expanded over a selected screen to view full contents of the window without having to minimize or close running applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Eduardo Diego Torres Milano, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise Burton, Gregg Wygonik
  • Patent number: 9213431
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methodologies and devices for handling maximizing and minimizing of hierarchically related windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise Burton, Gregg Wygonik
  • Patent number: 9213365
    Abstract: An intuitive technique for inputting user gestures into a handheld computing device is disclosed allowing a user to better manipulate different types of screen display presentations, such as desktops and application windows, when performing tasks thereon, wherein a window stack for application windows and/or desktops can be navigated and sequentially displayed according to the window stack ordering without disturbing or changing this ordering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Brett Faulk, Paul Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney Wayne Schrock, John Steven Visosky, Eric Freedman, Jared Ficklin, Denise Burton, Misty Cripps, Gregg Wygonik
  • Patent number: 9207717
    Abstract: A dual-screen user device and methods for revealing a combination of desktops on single and multiple screens are disclosed. Selected desktops and/or running applications are displayed on dual screen displays. Desktops and applications can be shifted between screens by user gestures, and/or moved off of the screens and therefore hidden. Hidden desktops and screens can be re-displayed by yet other gestures. The desktops and applications are arranged in a window stack that represents a logical order of the desktops and applications providing a user with an intuitive ability to manage multiple applications/desktops miming simultaneously. One user gesture launches an applications management window that provides visual indications of all applications and desktops running at the time. Other gestures rearrange the order of the applications and desktops in the window stack. One particular gesture drags a selected application or desktop appearing in the applications management window to a selected screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Eduardo Diego Torres Milano, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise Burton, Gregg Wygonik
  • Patent number: 9182937
    Abstract: A dual-screen user device and methods are disclosed for revealing a combination of desktops on single and multiple screens. A determined number of desktops and/or running applications are displayed on dual screen displays conditioned upon inputs received and the state of the device. Desktop displays and applications can be shifted between the screens by user gestures, and/or selected desktop displays. Applications can be moved off of the screens by other user gestures and therefore hidden. Hidden desktops and screens can be re-displayed by other gestures. Desktops and applications are arranged in a window stack that represents a logical order therefore providing a user with an intuitive ability to manage multiple applications and desktops running simultaneously. The user gestures prevent the user from having to open and close the running desktops and applications that otherwise may require laborious efforts by the user to manage the multiple running desktops and applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Brett Faulk, Paul Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rod Schrock, Maxim Marintchenko, Robert Csiki, Eric Freedman, Jared Ficklin, Denise Burton, Misty Cripps, Gregg Wygonik
  • Patent number: 9165566
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed that relate to the use of speech inputs including indefinite quantitative terms as computing device inputs. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a method of operating a computing device, the method including receiving a speech input comprising an indefinite quantitative term, determining a definite quantity corresponding to the indefinite quantitative term, and applying the definite quantity to an action performed via the computing device in response to the speech input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Klein, Gregg Wygonik
  • Patent number: D745559
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Sanderson, Sam Webber, Gregg Wygonik, Matt Pinski