Patents by Inventor Jesse Clay Satterfield

Jesse Clay Satterfield 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: 10303325
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling a multi-application environment. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable multi-application environments having combinations of immersive interfaces, windows-based interfaces, and a desktop treated as an immersive interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Jarrett, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Nils Anders Sundelin, Bret P. Anderson, Tsz Yan Wong, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Patrice L. Miner, Jensen Harris, David A. Matthews, Jennifer Nan, Matthew I. Worley
  • Publication number: 20190087246
    Abstract: An operating system provides an extensible share action to broker content sharing between applications executing on a computing platform such as a personal computer, tablet computer, or smartphone. The share action enables a consistent user experience for content sharing to be implemented across all applications and eliminates users having to switch from the current application they are using to some other functionality in order to share content. Applications can participate with the operating system share action as source applications and/or target applications. Source applications may describe what content is shareable given the current state of their application when the user chooses to invoke the share action. Target applications can be configured to receive the shared content from the source application according to content type, and will expose a companion view of their application to the user that is specifically tailored to facilitate sharing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Katie MESSERLY, Christopher CLARK, Feng ZHAO, Ahsan KABIR, Olivier TRITSCHLER, Jesse Clay SATTERFIELD, Ginger GLOYSTEIN, Billie Sue CHAFINS, Patrik LUNDBERG, Sashi RAGHUPATHY, Manoj BISWAS, Devang THAKKER, Jensen HARRIS
  • Patent number: 10191633
    Abstract: Application closing techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a computing device recognizes an input as involving selection of an application displayed in a display environment by the computing device and subsequent movement of a point of the selection toward an edge of the display environment. Responsive to the recognizing of the input, the selected application is closed by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian S. LeVee, Jan-Kristian Markiewicz, Gerrit H. Hofmeester, Nils A. Sundelin, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Matthew I. Worley, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Adam E. Barrus, Benjamin Salim Srour, Bret P. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20190012058
    Abstract: Techniques for an experience mode transition are described. Generally, an experience mode refers to a visual and functional arrangement that is presented to a user of a device. Different experience modes present different visual and functional arrangements to a user. According to various embodiments, a computing device is configured to operate in multiple experience modes and may transition between different experience modes and based on a variety of different triggering events. Generally, a transition between different experience modes causes a visual and/or functional reconfiguration of a user experience on a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Jeremy Bowen, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Robert J. Jarrett, Alex Snitkovskiy, Zachary G. Herman, Song Zou, Mohammed Amirali Samji, Christopher Doan, Nils Anders Sundelin, Michael H. Krause, Yaou Wei
  • Patent number: 10114531
    Abstract: Application of content and associated functionality from multiple content sources to an electronic content item is provided. Content from a first document may be displayed over a second document via a user interface component. If desired, such content may be inserted into the second document, and application functionality associated with the inserted content may be retained after it is inserted into the second document. One or more navigation means may be provided for conveniently navigating inside a content item (e.g., a document) for adding new content or for reviewing or editing existing content. In addition, a number of content views and content mappings may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kotler, Michael Ivan Borysenko, Ned B. Friend, Erez Kikin-Gil, Charles W. Parker, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Scott M. Stiles, Igor Zaika
  • Patent number: 10073722
    Abstract: An operating system provides an extensible share action to broker content sharing between applications executing on a computing platform such as a personal computer, tablet computer, or smartphone. The share action enables a consistent user experience for content sharing to be implemented across all applications and eliminates users having to switch from the current application they are using to some other functionality in order to share content. Applications can participate with the operating system share action as source applications and/or target applications. Source applications may describe what content is shareable given the current state of their application when the user chooses to invoke the share action. Target applications can be configured to receive the shared content from the source application according to content type, and will expose a companion view of their application to the user that is specifically tailored to facilitate sharing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Katie Messerly, Christopher Clark, Feng Zhao, Ahsan Kabir, Olivier Tritschler, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Ginger Gloystein, Billie Sue Chafins, Patrik Lundberg, Sashi Raghupathy, Manoj Biswas, Devang Thakker, Jensen Harris
  • Patent number: 10048856
    Abstract: Techniques for configuring a user interface based on an experience mode transition are described. Generally, an experience mode refers to a visual and functional arrangement that is presented to a user of a device. Different experience modes present different visual and functional arrangements to a user. According to various embodiments, a computing device is configured to operate in multiple experience modes and may transition between different experience modes and based on a variety of different triggering events. Generally, a transition between different experience modes causes a visual and/or functional reconfiguration of a user experience on a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Jeremy Bowen, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Robert J. Jarrett, Alex Snitkovskiy, Zachary G. Herman, Song Zou, Mohammed Amirali Samji, Christopher Doan, Nils Anders Sundelin, Michael H. Krause, Yaou Wei
  • Publication number: 20180143749
    Abstract: An out-space actuator is selected to access an out-space user interface for a document editor program. An out-space actuator is associated with an in-space user interface having a displayed document. When the out-space actuator is selected, an out-space user interface is displayed that includes an expanded feature selection surface. The out-space user interface may be used to display one or more status panes for providing status information about a document being edited in the in-space user interface. Application features for affecting changes to a given document's status may be exposed in the out-space interface in proximity to associated status information. An out-space communication user interface (UI) component may be temporarily displayed in the document in-space user interface to communicate document status information that is presently available in the out-space user interface. A message bar may be displayed in the in-space user interface for communicating information from the out-space user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Marina Dukhon, Paula Guntaur, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Amy E. Alberts
  • Publication number: 20180101292
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for application reporting in an application-selectable user interface. These techniques permit a user to view reports for applications in a user interface through which these applications may be selected. By so doing, a user may quickly and easily determine which applications to select based on their respective reports and then select them or their content through the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nazia Zaman, Adrian J. Garside, Christopher T. Bush, Lindsey R. Barcheck, Chantal M. Leonard, Jesse Clay Satterfield
  • Patent number: 9870132
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for application reporting in an application-selectable user interface. These techniques permit a user to view reports for applications in a user interface through which these applications may be selected. By so doing, a user may quickly and easily determine which applications to select based on their respective reports and then select them or their content through the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nazia Zaman, Adrian J. Garside, Christopher T. Bush, Lindsey R. Barcheck, Chantal M. Leonard, Jesse Clay Satterfield
  • Patent number: 9864494
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for application reporting in an application-selectable user interface. These techniques permit a user to view reports for applications in a user interface through which these applications may be selected. By so doing, a user may quickly and easily determine which applications to select based on their respective reports and then select them or their content through the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Nazia Zaman, Adrian J. Garside, Christopher T. Bush, Lindsey R. Barcheck, Chantal M. Leonard, Jesse Clay Satterfield
  • Patent number: 9864489
    Abstract: To increase command-access efficiency and to optimize a user's available user interface work space, an improved user interface is provided for displaying logical groupings of selectable software functionality controls that are associated with one or more selected top-level functionalities. Upon selection of a top-level functionality tab, selectable functionalities associated with the top-level functionality tab are divided into logical groupings and are presented in a customizable functionality control section below the tab. Upon selection of a different top-level functionality tab, selectable functionalities associated with the subsequently selected top-level functionality tab may either replace the first functionality control section or may be displayed in a separate functionality control section adjacent to the first functionality control section if real estate is available in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Erin Elizabeth Dean, Jensen M. Harris, Aaron Michael Butcher, Jesse Clay Satterfield
  • Publication number: 20170357392
    Abstract: An improved user interface is provided for displaying selectable software functionality controls that are relevant to a selected object and that remain visibly available for use while the selected object is being edited. Upon selection of a particular object for editing, functionality available for editing the object is presented in a ribbon-shaped user interface above the software application workspace to allow the user ready and efficient access to functionality needed for editing the selected object. The display of relevant functionality controls is persisted until the user dismisses the display, selects another top-level functionality control or selects another object for editing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jesse Clay SATTERFIELD, Aaron M. BUTCHER, David A. MORTON, Jensen M. HARRIS, Justin DENNEY
  • Patent number: 9843665
    Abstract: Desktop as an immersive application techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an immersive environment module is configured to provide an immersive shell through which a user may interact with applications of a computing device. The immersive environment module is further configured to provide a desktop shell within the immersive shell to support additional techniques for interaction with the application of the computing device. The desktop shell, for instance, may be configured for accessibility similar to that provided to applications in the immersive shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian S. LeVee, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Jennifer Nan, Patrice L. Miner, Alice P. Steinglass, Tsz Yan Wong, Theresa B. Pittappilly, Heiwad Hamidy Osman, Raymond J. Chen
  • Publication number: 20170315705
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for application reporting in an application-selectable user interface. These techniques permit a user to view reports for applications in a user interface through which these applications may be selected. By so doing, a user may quickly and easily determine which applications to select based on their respective reports and then select them or their content through the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nazia Zaman, Adrian J. Garside, Christopher T. Bush, Lindsey R. Barcheck, Chantal M. Leonard, Jesse Clay Satterfield
  • Patent number: 9766790
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for application reporting in an application-selectable user interface. These techniques permit a user to view reports for applications in a user interface through which these applications may be selected. By so doing, a user may quickly and easily determine which applications to select based on their respective reports and then select them or their content through the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nazia Zaman, Adrian J. Garside, Christopher T. Bush, Lindsey R. Barcheck, Chantal M. Leonard, Jesse Clay Satterfield
  • Patent number: 9760242
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques for invoking user interfaces in graphical computing environments involving “hooking” gestures applicable to an edge of a display. These gestures involve positioning a pointer near an edge of the display depicting the environment, and then moving the cursor to a second location that is distanced from but near the first location (e.g., moving the pointer into a corner of the display, and then toward the center of the display, or to a midpoint of an adjacent edge of the display), resulting in the presentation of the user interface under the pointer at the second location. Variations include presenting a preview of the user interface (e.g., a subset of a user interface menu) at the second location while the pointer is in the first location, and refraining from presenting the user interface upon failing to complete the gesture or receiving extraneous input before completing the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Nan, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Zach Robinson, Robert Jarrett, Patrice L. Miner
  • Publication number: 20170220360
    Abstract: In non-limiting examples of the present disclosure, systems and methods for providing customizable electronic document review options within electronic document processing applications are provided. An analysis of an electronic document may be performed comprising a review of an electronic document for a plurality of style issues, a plurality of spelling issues and a plurality of grammar issues. A proofing task pane having a plurality of selectable options may be displayed. A total number of identified issues associated with each of the plurality of style issues, the plurality of spelling issues and the plurality of grammar issues may be displayed in the task pane based on the analysis of the electronic document. A value associated with the electronic document may be calculated based on a fluency metric associated with the electronic document and an indication of the fluency value for the electronic document may be displayed in the task pane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenichiro Chiba, Alfredo Arnaiz, Dermot McLoughlin, Nicole Michel, Hani Farouq Abu-Huwaij, Rolf Ebeling, Shikha Devesh Desai, Maria Isabel R. Carpenter, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Michael Koenig
  • Publication number: 20170212877
    Abstract: An out-space actuator is selected to access an out-space user interface for a document editor program. An out-space actuator is associated with an in-space user interface having a displayed document. When the out-space actuator is selected, an out-space user interface is displayed that includes an expanded feature selection surface. The out-space user interface may be used to display one or more status panes for providing status information about a document being edited in the in-space user interface. Application features for affecting changes to a given document's status may be exposed in the out-space interface in proximity to associated status information. An out-space communication user interface (UI) component may be temporarily displayed in the document in-space user interface to communicate document status information that is presently available in the out-space user interface. A message bar may be displayed in the in-space user interface for communicating information from the out-space user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Marina Dukhon, Jonathan Ian Gordner, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Navjot Singh, Maria Fernandez Trevino, Amy E. Alberts, Paula Guntaur
  • Patent number: D798887
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Sadler, Xiaogang Yang, Nerea Armendariz, Maria M. Cameron, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Robert F. Keohane, Sangram Salunkhe, Sander M. Viegers