Patents by Inventor James Charles Marshall

James Charles Marshall 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: 9363253
    Abstract: Embodiments of software-supervised pairing processes are provided. The processes enable a user to pair a mouse and keyboard with a Bluetooth transceiver without having to use a second mouse and keyboard. At least two separate processes are provided, including a long transition for initial pairing or re-pairing and a short transition for re-establishing a connection after devices have already been paired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel M. Sangster, Christopher Mark Dreher, Joseph Kagume Ngari, Carlos Manzanedo, James Charles Marshall
  • Patent number: 8935774
    Abstract: Accessory device authentication techniques are described. In one or more embodiments, connection of an accessory device to a host computing device is detected. Responsive to the detection, an authentication sequence may occur to verify an identity and/or capabilities of the accessory device. Upon successful authentication of the accessory device, the host device may authorize the accessory device for power exchange interactions with the host device. The host device may then draw supplemental power from a power source associated with the authorized accessory device, such as a battery or power adapter. The host device may also enable the accessory device to obtain and use power supplied by the host device in some scenarios. Power exchange between a host device and an authorized accessory may be managed in accordance with capabilities of the accessory device that are identified during authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jim Tom Belesiu, Gene Robert Obie, James Charles Marshall, Robert D. Young, Nathan C. Sherman, Edward C. Giaimo, III, David Neff, Jose R. Sousa
  • Publication number: 20140351901
    Abstract: Embodiments of software-supervised pairing processes are provided. The processes enable a user to pair a mouse and keyboard with a Bluetooth transceiver without having to use a second mouse and keyboard. At least two separate processes are provided, including a long transition for initial pairing or re-pairing and a short transition for re-establishing a connection after devices have already been paired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel M. Sangster, Christopher Mark Dreher, Joseph Kagume Ngari, Carlos Manzanedo, James Charles Marshall
  • Patent number: 8838073
    Abstract: Embodiments of software-supervised pairing processes are provided. The processes enable a user to pair a mouse and keyboard with a Bluetooth transceiver without having to use a second mouse and keyboard. At least two separate processes are provided, including a long transition for initial pairing or re-pairing and a short transition for re-establishing a connection after devices have already been paired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel M. Sangster, Christopher Mark Dreher, Joseph Kagume Ngari, Carlos Manzanedo, James Charles Marshall
  • Patent number: 8719603
    Abstract: Accessory device authentication techniques are described. In one or more embodiments, connection of an accessory device to a host computing device is detected. Responsive to the detection, an authentication sequence may occur to verify an identity and/or capabilities of the accessory device. Upon successful authentication of the accessory device, the host device may authorize the accessory device for power exchange interactions with the host device. The host device may then draw supplemental power from a power source associated with the authorized accessory device, such as a battery or power adapter. The host device may also enable the accessory device to obtain and use power supplied by the host device in some scenarios. Power exchange between a host device and an authorized accessory may be managed in accordance with capabilities of the accessory device that are identified during authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jim Tom Belesiu, Gene Robert Obie, James Charles Marshall, Robert D. Young, Nathan C. Sherman, Edward C. Giaimo, III, David Neff, Jose R. Sousa
  • Publication number: 20140020484
    Abstract: Input device configurations are described. In one or more implementations, an input device includes a sensor substrate having one or more conductors and a flexible contact layer spaced apart from the sensor substrate. The flexible contact layer is configured to flex to contact the sensor substrate to initiate an input of a computing device. The flexible contact layer includes a force concentrator pad that is configured to cause pressure to be channeled through the force concentrator pad to cause the flexible contact layer to contact the sensor substrate to initiate the input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy C. Shaw, Flavio Protasio Ribeiro, Glenn Covington, Chris Gadke, Jones Wu, Brad Martin, Francie Zant, Scott Mitchel Mail, James Charles Marshall
  • Publication number: 20140022177
    Abstract: Input device configurations are described. In one or more implementations, an input device includes a sensor substrate having one or more conductors and a flexible contact layer spaced apart from the sensor substrate. The flexible contact layer is configured to flex to contact the sensor substrate to initiate an input of a computing device. The flexible contact layer includes a force concentrator pad that is configured to cause pressure to be channeled through the force concentrator pad to cause the flexible contact layer to contact the sensor substrate to initiate the input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy C. Shaw, James Charles Marshall, Brian Cox, Carl E. Picciotto, Aric Fitz-Coy
  • Publication number: 20130232350
    Abstract: Accessory device authentication techniques are described. In one or more embodiments, connection of an accessory device to a host computing device is detected. Responsive to the detection, an authentication sequence may occur to verify an identity and/or capabilities of the accessory device. Upon successful authentication of the accessory device, the host device may authorize the accessory device for power exchange interactions with the host device. The host device may then draw supplemental power from a power source associated with the authorized accessory device, such as a battery or power adapter. The host device may also enable the accessory device to obtain and use power supplied by the host device in some scenarios. Power exchange between a host device and an authorized accessory may be managed in accordance with capabilities of the accessory device that are identified during authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jim Tom Belesiu, Gene Robert Obie, James Charles Marshall, Robert D. Young, Nathan C. Sherman, Edward C. Giaimo, III, David Neff, Jose R. Sousa
  • Publication number: 20130232571
    Abstract: Accessory device authentication techniques are described. In one or more embodiments, connection of an accessory device to a host computing device is detected. Responsive to the detection, an authentication sequence may occur to verify an identity and/or capabilities of the accessory device. Upon successful authentication of the accessory device, the host device may authorize the accessory device for power exchange interactions with the host device. The host device may then draw supplemental power from a power source associated with the authorized accessory device, such as a battery or power adapter. The host device may also enable the accessory device to obtain and use power supplied by the host device in some scenarios. Power exchange between a host device and an authorized accessory may be managed in accordance with capabilities of the accessory device that are identified during authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Jim Tom Belesiu, Gene Robert Obie, James Charles Marshall, Robert D. Young, Nathan C. Sherman, Edward C. Giaimo, III, David Neff, Jose R. Sousa
  • Publication number: 20120238212
    Abstract: Embodiments of software-supervised pairing processes are provided. The processes enable a user to pair a mouse and keyboard with a Bluetooth transceiver without having to use a second mouse and keyboard. At least two separate processes are provided, including a long transition for initial pairing or re-pairing and a short transition for re-establishing a connection after devices have already been paired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel M. Sangster, Christopher Mark Dreher, Joseph Kagume Ngari, Carlos Manzanedo, James Charles Marshall
  • Publication number: 20080248748
    Abstract: Embodiments of software-supervised pairing processes are provided. The processes enable a user to pair a mouse and keyboard with a Bluetooth transceiver without having to use a second mouse and keyboard. At least two separate processes are provided, including a long transition for initial pairing or re-pairing and a short transition for re-establishing a connection after devices have already been paired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel M. Sangster, Christopher Mark Dreher, Joseph Kagume Ngari, Carlos Manzanedo, James Charles Marshall
  • Patent number: 6304427
    Abstract: Single element and/or multiple element valve-metal, solid-electrolyte, surface-mount capacitors are manufactured using one or more materials taken from the following three categories of materials: graphitic carbon, highly-conductive metal-powder-filled paint, and metallic terminals. The resulting capacitors have lower equivalent series resistance (ESR) at 100 kHz than do similar capacitors manufactured with conventional materials and with conventional techniques. Moreover, not only do these devices possess lower “as-manufactured” ESR, but also their ESR is substantially more stable (less increase in ESR) when these devices are exposed to IR reflow temperatures, high humidity, thermal shock, 1000 hours at 150° C., and 1000 hours at 175° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Kemet Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Erik Karlsen Reed, James Charles Marshall, Kimberly Lynn Pritchard, Jothi Rajasekaran