Patents by Inventor Mara B. Patton

Mara B. Patton 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: 10140107
    Abstract: Web applications are created and installed in response to user interactions with browser menus and browser links. In some instances, a browser menu selection or a selection of an icon associated with a URL in a web browser triggers the web application creation. A link to the web application may be presented in a task bar or a menu of an application on a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber
  • Patent number: 9588754
    Abstract: Drag and drop operations are associated with the installation of web applications. In some instances, drag and drop operations include the selection of an icon associated with a URL in a web browser. When the selected icon is dragged to a taskbar of a desktop, a corresponding web application file is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber
  • Publication number: 20170017477
    Abstract: Web applications are created and installed in response to user interactions with browser menus and browser links. In some instances, a browser menu selection or a selection of an icon associated with a URL in a web browser triggers the web application creation. A link to the web application may be presented in a task bar or a menu of an application on a client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber
  • Patent number: 9164671
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber
  • Publication number: 20150293757
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber
  • Patent number: 9069636
    Abstract: Various embodiments receive, at a client device, selection of a website integration feature and initiate, on behalf of an associated website, a web application installation process. The process causes a web application file to be created on the client device and populated with web application content including a list that constitutes a set of relevant tasks or content that is configured to be presented to a user. The list defines one or more dynamic elements that can be dynamically updated by the website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber
  • Patent number: 9021469
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber, Mary-Lynne Williams, Martin J. Hall
  • Publication number: 20140289724
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber
  • Patent number: 8793650
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber
  • Publication number: 20140189546
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber, Mary-Lynne Williams, Martin J. Hall
  • Patent number: 8671384
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber, Mary-Lynne Williams, Martin J. Hall
  • Patent number: 8621635
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable detection of third party content sources that may pose a privacy risk to a user. In at least some embodiments, webpages navigated to via a browser can be processed to identify third party content sources that provide content for the webpages. Data may be stored to relate the third party content sources to webpages in which the third party content is encountered. The data may then be analyzed to determine when a particular third party is in a position to observe browsing habits of a user. Responsive to determining a privacy risk, notification may be output in a variety of ways to inform a user of potentially risky content. In at least some other embodiments, notification can be made by way of a user interface instrumentality that is automatically presented to a user to inform the user of a potentially risky third party content source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Zeigler, Anantha P. Ganjam, Mara B. Patton, Jessica A. Hitchcock, Dean J. Hachamovitch, Anthony T. Chor
  • Patent number: 8429546
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Justin Martin Posey, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, Mara B. Patton
  • Publication number: 20120166959
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Phu Hoang Le, David J. Rubino, Mara B. Patton
  • Publication number: 20110307883
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber, Mary-Lynne Williams, Martin J. Hall
  • Publication number: 20110307794
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber
  • Publication number: 20110307880
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber
  • Publication number: 20110307812
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Justin Martin Posey, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, Mara B. Patton
  • Publication number: 20110307810
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Isreal Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber
  • Publication number: 20110016533
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable detection of third party content sources that may pose a privacy risk to a user. In at least some embodiments, webpages navigated to via a browser can be processed to identify third party content sources that provide content for the webpages. Data may be stored to relate the third party content sources to webpages in which the third party content is encountered. The data may then be analyzed to determine when a particular third party is in a position to observe browsing habits of a user. Responsive to determining a privacy risk, notification may be output in a variety of ways to inform a user of potentially risky content. In at least some other embodiments, notification can be made by way of a user interface instrumentality that is automatically presented to a user to inform the user of a potentially risky third party content source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Andrew Zeigler, Anantha P. Ganjam, Mara B. Patton, Jessica A. Hitchcock, Dean J. Hachamovitch, Anthony T. Chor