Patents by Inventor Koji Yatani

Koji Yatani 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: 10282086
    Abstract: Techniques involving gestures and other functionality are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe gestures that are usable to provide inputs to a computing device. A variety of different gestures are contemplated, including bimodal gestures (e.g., using more than one type of input) and single modal gestures. Additionally, the gesture techniques may be configured to leverage these different input types to increase the amount of gestures that are made available to initiate operations of a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani
  • Patent number: 10268367
    Abstract: Bezel gestures for touch displays are described. In at least some embodiments, the bezel of a device is used to extend functionality that is accessible through the use of so-called bezel gestures. In at least some embodiments, off-screen motion can be used, by virtue of the bezel, to create screen input through a bezel gesture. Bezel gestures can include single-finger bezel gestures, multiple-finger/same-hand bezel gestures, and/or multiple-finger, different-hand bezel gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani
  • Publication number: 20180225021
    Abstract: Bezel gestures for touch displays are described. In at least some embodiments, the bezel of a device is used to extend functionality that is accessible through the use of so-called bezel gestures. In at least some embodiments, off-screen motion can be used, by virtue of the bezel, to create screen input through a bezel gesture. Bezel gestures can include single-finger bezel gestures, multiple-finger/same-hand bezel gestures, and/or multiple-finger, different-hand bezel gestures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth P. HINCKLEY, Koji YATANI
  • Patent number: 9965165
    Abstract: Bezel gestures for touch displays are described. In at least some embodiments, the bezel of a device is used to extend functionality that is accessible through the use of so-called bezel gestures. In at least some embodiments, off-screen motion can be used, by virtue of the bezel, to create screen input through a bezel gesture. Bezel gestures can include single-finger bezel gestures, multiple-finger/same-hand bezel gestures, and/or multiple-finger, different-hand bezel gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani
  • Patent number: 9857970
    Abstract: Techniques involving gestures and other functionality are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe gestures that are usable to provide inputs to a computing device. A variety of different gestures are contemplated, including bimodal gestures (e.g., using more than one type of input) and single modal gestures. Additionally, the gesture techniques may be configured to leverage these different input types to increase the amount of gestures that are made available to initiate operations of a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani, Michel Pahud
  • Patent number: 9619128
    Abstract: Some implementations may include a computing device to generate a presentation including a plurality of slides. The presentation may be generated based on an input file that includes commands from a presentation markup language. The commands may specify details associated with the presentation. The details may include a title and a background image associated with each of the plurality of slides, one or more points to be included in each of the plurality of slides, and a style associated with the each of the plurality of slides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Darren K. Edge, Koji Yatani
  • Publication number: 20170075549
    Abstract: Techniques involving gestures and other functionality are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe gestures that are usable to provide inputs to a computing device. A variety of different gestures are contemplated, including bimodal gestures (e.g., using more than one type of input) and single modal gestures. Additionally, the gesture techniques may be configured to leverage these different input types to increase the amount of gestures that are made available to initiate operations of a computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani, Andrew S. Allen, Jonathan R. Harris, Georg F. Petschnigg
  • Publication number: 20170052699
    Abstract: Techniques involving gestures and other functionality are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe gestures that are usable to provide inputs to a computing device. A variety of different gestures are contemplated, including bimodal gestures (e.g., using more than one type of input) and single modal gestures. Additionally, the gesture techniques may be configured to leverage these different input types to increase the amount of gestures that are made available to initiate operations of a computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani, Andrew S. Allen, Jonathan R. Harris, Georg F. Petschnigg
  • Publication number: 20170038965
    Abstract: Techniques involving gestures and other functionality are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe gestures that are usable to provide inputs to a computing device. A variety of different gestures are contemplated, including bimodal gestures (e.g., using more than one type of input) and single modal gestures. Additionally, the gesture techniques may be configured to leverage these different input types to increase the amount of gestures that are made available to initiate operations of a computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani, Andrew S. Allen, Jonathan R. Harris, Georg F. Petschnigg
  • Publication number: 20170010848
    Abstract: In embodiments of multi-device pairing and combined display, mobile devices have device touchscreens, and housing bezels of the mobile devices can be positioned proximate each other to form a combined display from the respective device touchscreens. An input recognition system can recognize an input to initiate pairing the mobile devices, enabling a cross-screen display of an interface on the respective device touchscreens, such as with different parts of the interface displayed on different ones of the device touchscreens. The input to initiate pairing the mobile devices can be recognized as the proximity of the mobile devices, as a gesture input, as a sensor input, and/or as a voice-activated input to initiate the pairing of the mobile devices for the cross-screen display of the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani
  • Publication number: 20160378331
    Abstract: Techniques involving gestures and other functionality are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe gestures that are usable to provide inputs to a computing device. A variety of different gestures are contemplated, including bimodal gestures (e.g., using more than one type of input) and single modal gestures. Additionally, the gesture techniques may be configured to leverage these different input types to increase the amount of gestures that are made available to initiate operations of a computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani, Michel Pahud
  • Patent number: 9519356
    Abstract: Techniques involving gestures and other functionality are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe gestures that are usable to provide inputs to a computing device. A variety of different gestures are contemplated, including bimodal gestures (e.g., using more than one type of input) and single modal gestures. Additionally, the gesture techniques may be configured to leverage these different input types to increase the amount of gestures that are made available to initiate operations of a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani, Andrew S. Allen, Jonathan R. Harris, Georg F. Petschnigg
  • Publication number: 20160342326
    Abstract: Techniques involving gestures and other functionality are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe gestures that are usable to provide inputs to a computing device. A variety of different gestures are contemplated, including bimodal gestures (e.g., using more than one type of input) and single modal gestures. Additionally, the gesture techniques may be configured to leverage these different input types to increase the amount of gestures that are made available to initiate operations of a computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani
  • Publication number: 20160283104
    Abstract: Bezel gestures for touch displays are described. In at least some embodiments, the bezel of a device is used to extend functionality that is accessible through the use of so-called bezel gestures. In at least some embodiments, off-screen motion can be used, by virtue of the bezel, to create screen input through a bezel gesture. Bezel gestures can include single-finger bezel gestures, multiple-finger/same-hand bezel gestures, and/or multiple-finger, different-hand bezel gestures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani
  • Patent number: 9454304
    Abstract: Embodiments of a multi-screen dual tap gesture are described. In various embodiments, a first tap input to a displayed object is recognized at a first screen of a multi-screen system. A second tap input to the displayed object is recognized at a second screen of the multi-screen system, and the second tap input is recognized approximately when the first tap input is recognized. A dual tap gesture can then be determined from the recognized first and second tap inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani
  • Patent number: 9411504
    Abstract: Techniques involving gestures and other functionality are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe gestures that are usable to provide inputs to a computing device. A variety of different gestures are contemplated, including bimodal gestures (e.g., using more than one type of input) and single modal gestures. Additionally, the gesture techniques may be configured to leverage these different input types to increase the amount of gestures that are made available to initiate operations of a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani, Michel Pahud
  • Patent number: 9411498
    Abstract: Techniques involving gestures and other functionality are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe gestures that are usable to provide inputs to a computing device. A variety of different gestures are contemplated, including bimodal gestures (e.g., using more than one type of input) and single modal gestures. Additionally, the gesture techniques may be configured to leverage these different input types to increase the amount of gestures that are made available to initiate operations of a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani
  • Publication number: 20160189404
    Abstract: Techniques for selecting and editing visual elements (e.g., shapes) across multiple visuals (e.g., presentation slides) are described. The techniques obtain the multiple visuals each including visual elements. The visual elements may be grouped and synchronized based on similarities of an attribute among the visual elements. The visual elements may be presented to a user for evaluation. The user may select and make changes to a visual element. These changes may be propagated to other visual elements that belong to the same group of the visual element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Darren K. Edge, Koji Yatani, Reza Adhitya Saputra, Chao Wang
  • Patent number: 9367205
    Abstract: Bezel gestures for touch displays are described. In at least some embodiments, the bezel of a device is used to extend functionality that is accessible through the use of so-called bezel gestures. In at least some embodiments, off-screen motion can be used, by virtue of the bezel, to create screen input through a bezel gesture. Bezel gestures can include single-finger bezel gestures, multiple-finger/same-hand bezel gestures, and/or multiple-finger, different-hand bezel gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLGOY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani
  • Patent number: 9310994
    Abstract: Bezel gestures for touch displays are described. In at least some embodiments, the bezel of a device is used to extend functionality that is accessible through the use of so-called bezel gestures. In at least some embodiments, off-screen motion can be used, by virtue of the bezel, to create screen input through a bezel gesture. Bezel gestures can include single-finger bezel gestures, multiple-finger/same-hand bezel gestures, and/or multiple-finger, different-hand bezel gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani