Patents by Inventor Jerry R. Hughson, Jr.

Jerry R. Hughson, Jr. 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: 7484106
    Abstract: A system and process for interacting with a system in an insecure state is described. Before logging into a secure state of a computer system, a user is able to access limited information including calendar information regarding meetings for that day and the like. In some aspects of the invention, a user may interact with a displayed note pad for receiving handwritten or typed notes. Aspects of the described system and method permit a user to quickly review or interact with a computer prior to logging into a secured state of the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Paul Rhoten, Suresh Velagapudi, Ravipal Soin, Sterling Reasor, John Stephens, William Mak, Jerry R. Hughson, Jr., Krishna Kotipalli, Piero Sierra
  • Patent number: 7450084
    Abstract: Described is a method and system a system and method for dynamically and intelligently configuring a computer system's video-related settings upon connection of a monitor, and/or reconfiguring upon disconnection. A monitor configuration may include one or more display mechanisms, their video settings, relative positioning, and may include power scheme data. When a monitor is plugged into or unplugged from a computer system, a monitor manager component is notified and determines the current configuration, such as based on monitor identifiers. The current configuration is searched against persisted monitor configurations seeking a match. If previous monitor configuration data is found, the previous monitor configuration is applied. If not an exact match, configuration data is constructed based on similar configuration data that is persisted, or by querying for capabilities and iterating as necessary to find a video mode that the video card and monitor can use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Fuller, Jerry R. Hughson, Jr., Matthew P. Rhoten, Michael Milirud, Kurt A. Geisel, Roger H. Wynn, Kevin P. Paulson
  • Patent number: 5999938
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a new destination data structure in memory populated with data from fields of an existing source data structure. A representation of the source is selected, dragged over, and dropped onto an icon representing a program module. The source and the program module are each associated with a type of data structure. If these types of data structures are different, then the destination is created in memory of the type associated with the program module. Once the destination is created, the data within the source is transformed to populate predetermined fields of the destination. One way of populating the destination is by determining which field in the destination corresponds to a given field in the source. Data from a given field of the source is loaded into the corresponding field of the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Bliss, Jerry R. Hughson, Jr., Lois E. Bauer, Suryanarayanan Raman, Michael L. Roberts, Eric Horvitz, Erich S. Finkelstein