Patents by Inventor Joseph T. Fletcher

Joseph T. Fletcher 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: 7996776
    Abstract: A facility is described for providing shared telepointers and for enabling hosts and participants to highlight portions of documents or applications using the shared telepointers. In various embodiments, the facility establishes a sharing session wherein an application executing on a host computing device is shared with a participant computing device, receives at the host computing device an indication from a participant computing device to identify a region to users in the sharing session, draws the identified region on a display device associated with the host computing device, and causes the identified region to be drawn on a display device associated with the participant computing device. In various embodiments, the region is a spot region or a highlighted region that is drawn in a color associated with a user of the participant computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Cameron J. Parker, Joseph T. Fletcher, Mehal H. Shah, Solomon M. Bisker
  • Patent number: 7954049
    Abstract: A facility for annotating media files is described. In various embodiments, the facility displays a timeline indicating a duration of the media file, determines that an annotation is associated with the media file, and displays in an area near the timeline an indication of the associated annotation. In various embodiments, the facility displays a timeline indicative of a duration of the media file, receives an indication to add an annotation at an annotation time relative to the duration of the timeline, receives and stores an annotation, associates the annotation with the annotation time, and displays an indication of the stored annotation at an area near the timeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph T. Fletcher, Michael H. Miller, Justin M. Maguire
  • Publication number: 20080148148
    Abstract: A notification system, upon receiving an indication of an event, determines whether the user has requested to suppress event notifications. When the user has requested to suppress event notifications, the notification system suppresses the event notification by not notifying the user of the event. When the user has not requested to suppress event notifications, the notification system infers whether the user wants to suppress event notifications. When the notification system infers that the user does not want to suppress event notifications, the notification system provides to the user a normal event notification. When the notification system infers that the user does want to suppress event notifications, the notification system provides to the user a modified event notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Ramanathan, Eran Shtiegman, Ankur Chavda, Justin M. Maguire, Amritansh Raghav, Marc Boyer, Joseph T. Fletcher
  • Patent number: D570370
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph T. Fletcher, Lisa Cody Anderson
  • Patent number: D572720
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph T. Fletcher
  • Patent number: D598027
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Blaine J. Carpenter, Joy Yun-Jung Chen, Thomas S. Bouchard, Joseph T. Fletcher
  • Patent number: D611949
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph T. Fletcher, Jerome Thomas Holman, Jr., Jennifer Laurie Shetterly
  • Patent number: D611950
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph T. Fletcher, Jennifer Laurie Shetterly
  • Patent number: D611953
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph T. Fletcher, Jennifer Laurie Shetterly, Dane T. Storrusten
  • Patent number: D611954
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph T. Fletcher, Jennifer Laurie Shetterly, Dane T. Storrusten
  • Patent number: D611957
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph T. Fletcher, Jennifer Laurie Shetterly
  • Patent number: D612391
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph T. Fletcher, Dane T. Storrusten, Omar Acosta
  • Patent number: D612395
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph T. Fletcher, Jennifer Laurie Shetterly
  • Patent number: D612399
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph T. Fletcher, Jennifer Laurie Shetterly
  • Patent number: D612862
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph T. Fletcher, Dane T. Storrusten
  • Patent number: D616457
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Blaine J. Carpenter, Joy Yun-Jung Chen, Thomas S. Bouchard, Joseph T. Fletcher
  • Patent number: D619147
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph T. Fletcher, Jennifer Laurie Shetterly
  • Patent number: D629006
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph T. Fletcher, Michael D. Cronin, Dane T. Storrusten, Omar Acosta
  • Patent number: D637200
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph T. Fletcher, Jennifer Laurie Shetterly
  • Patent number: D641374
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph T. Fletcher, Jennifer Laurie Shetterly