Patents by Inventor Matthew Isaac Worley

Matthew Isaac Worley 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: 11442616
    Abstract: A user can select content on an interface screen and provide an associated directional placement instruction to launch a new application window that displays the selected content or information associated with the selected content. The directional placement instruction may indicate an area of the screen where the user prefers to display the new application window. Responsive to the initiation of the directional placement instruction, a conversion module converts the selected content into a placeable representation of the new application. Responsive to receipt of the directional placement instruction, a window management system presents the new application window in the user interface in a location based on the directional placement instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Matthew Isaac Worley, Nils Anders Sundelin, Chaitanya Sareen, Robert James Jarrett, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Alice Steinglass, Richie Fang
  • Publication number: 20220214776
    Abstract: An application window divider control is shared by a first application window and a second application window in a user interface. Based on a received directional instruction that moves the application window divider control along an axis of the user interface, placement of the first application window and the second application window may be positioned across a range of consistently spaced points along an axis of the user interface. Placement adjustment can also impact other application windows in the user interface. The application window divider control may also snap to provide “magnetic” points along the axis when certain conditions are satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Miron VRANJES, Jesse Clay SATTERFIELD, Matthew Isaac WORLEY, Chaitanya SAREEN, Nils Anders SUNDELIN, Abhishek MALANI, Alice STEINGLASS, Robert James JARRETT
  • Patent number: 11294529
    Abstract: An application window divider control is shared by a first application window and a second application window in a user interface. Based on a received directional instruction that moves the application window divider control along an axis of the user interface, placement of the first application window and the second application window may be positioned across a range of consistently spaced points along an axis of the user interface. Placement adjustment can also impact other application windows in the user interface. The application window divider control may also snap to provide “magnetic” points along the axis when certain conditions are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Matthew Isaac Worley, Chaitanya Sareen, Nils Anders Sundelin, Abhishek Malani, Alice Steinglass, Robert James Jarrett
  • Publication number: 20220043552
    Abstract: A user can select content on an interface screen and provide an associated directional placement instruction to launch a new application window that displays the selected content or information associated with the selected content. The directional placement instruction may indicate an area of the screen where the user prefers to display the new application window. Responsive to the initiation of the directional placement instruction, a conversion module converts the selected content into a placeable representation of the new application. Responsive to receipt of the directional placement instruction, a window management system presents the new application window in the user interface in a location based on the directional placement instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Miron VRANJES, Matthew Isaac WORLEY, Nils Anders SUNDELIN, Chaitanya SAREEN, Robert James JARRETT, Jesse Clay SATTERFIELD, Alice STEINGLASS, Richie FANG
  • Patent number: 11112962
    Abstract: A user can select content on an interface screen and provide an associated directional placement instruction to launch a new application window that displays the selected content or information associated with the selected content. The directional placement instruction may indicate an area of the screen where the user prefers to display the new application window. Responsive to the initiation of the directional placement instruction, a conversion module converts the selected content into a placeable representation of the new application. Responsive to receipt of the directional placement instruction, a window management system presents the new application window in the user interface in a location based on the directional placement instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Matthew Isaac Worley, Nils Anders Sundelin, Chaitanya Sareen, Robert James Jarrett, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Alice Steinglass, Richie Fang
  • Publication number: 20200348815
    Abstract: A user can select content on an interface screen and provide an associated directional placement instruction to launch a new application window that displays the selected content or information associated with the selected content. The directional placement instruction may indicate an area of the screen where the user prefers to display the new application window. Responsive to the initiation of the directional placement instruction, a conversion module converts the selected content into a placeable representation of the new application. Responsive to receipt of the directional placement instruction, a window management system presents the new application window in the user interface in a location based on the directional placement instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Miron VRANJES, Matthew Isaac WORLEY, Nils Anders SUNDELIN, Chaitanya SAREEN, Robert James JARRETT, Jesse Clay SATTERFIELD, Alice STEINGLASS, Richie FANG
  • Patent number: 10754536
    Abstract: A user can select content on an interface screen and provide an associated directional placement instruction to launch a new application window that displays the selected content or information associated with the selected content. The directional placement instruction may indicate an area of the screen where the user prefers to display the new application window. Responsive to the initiation of the directional placement instruction, a conversion module converts the selected content into a placeable representation of the new application. Responsive to receipt of the directional placement instruction, a window management system presents the new application window in the user interface in a location based on the directional placement instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Matthew Isaac Worley, Nils Anders Sundelin, Chaitanya Sareen, Robert James Jarrett, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Alice Steinglass, Richie Fang
  • Patent number: 10627993
    Abstract: A clipboard component provides a multi-item clipboard store. The clipboard component uses a technical strategy that facilitates its efficient adoption and use by end users and application developers. From an end user's standpoint, the clipboard component provides a new user experience which is easy for the users to discover, learn and use, due, in part, to the use of ergonomic control mechanisms for activating paste and copy operations. From a developer's standpoint, the clipboard component provides a way of allowing existing legacy applications to interact with a multi-item clipboard store, even though these applications were not originally created to provide that type of interaction. The clipboard component can also, upon instruction by a user, apply one or more supplemental operations to a copied content item, such as transferring the item to a target computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Isaac Worley, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Christopher Doan, Jason Morris Yore, Apurva Jain, Richard Fang
  • Patent number: 10338765
    Abstract: Systems, methods, computer storage media, and graphical user interfaces (GUIs) are provided for combined switching and placement of windows based on a single action. The single action may be moving an element to a hot spot or a snap portion of a display area. In response to the single action, an element is automatically launched, repositioned according to a snap portion or a hot spot that recognized the element, and opened, and a view is automatically switched to a view of at least the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Doan, Matthew Isaac Worley, Miron Vranjes, Steven James Frederickson, Nils Anders Sundelin, Oliver Ross Prosser Jones, Richard Fang, Richard Zarick, Jeremy Monroe Bowen
  • Publication number: 20180039385
    Abstract: A clipboard component provides a multi-item clipboard store. The clipboard component uses a technical strategy that facilitates its efficient adoption and use by end users and application developers. From an end user's standpoint, the clipboard component provides a new user experience which is easy for the users to discover, learn and use, due, in part, to the use of ergonomic control mechanisms for activating paste and copy operations. From a developer's standpoint, the clipboard component provides a way of allowing existing legacy applications to interact with a multi-item clipboard store, even though these applications were not originally created to provide that type of interaction. The clipboard component can also, upon instruction by a user, apply one or more supplemental operations to a copied content item, such as transferring the item to a target computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Isaac Worley, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Christopher Doan, Jason Morris Yore, Apurva Jain, Richard Fang
  • Patent number: 9594603
    Abstract: A window management system manages the placement of a window of a target application within a user interface. A source application launches the target application. The window management system arbitrates placement of a window of a target application within the user interface based on a target application placement preference parameter and a source application placement preference parameter. The window management system displays the window of the target application within the user interface according to the arbitrated placement. The window management system can also display a window of the source application within the user interface according to the arbitrated placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Richie Fang, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Matthew Isaac Worley, Chaitanya Sareen, Jake Sabulsky, Charing Wong (Tsz Yan Wong), Alice Steinglass
  • Publication number: 20160070423
    Abstract: Systems, methods, computer storage media, and graphical user interfaces (GUIs) are provided for combined switching and placement of windows based on a single action. The single action may be moving an element to a hot spot or a snap portion of a display area. In response to the single action, an element is automatically launched, repositioned according to a snap portion or a hot spot that recognized the element, and opened, and a view is automatically switched to a view of at least the element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER DOAN, MATTHEW ISAAC WORLEY, MIRON VRANJES, STEVEN JAMES FREDERICKSON, NILS ANDERS SUNDELIN, OLIVER ROSS PROSSER JONES, RICHARD FANG, RICHARD ZARICK, JEREMY MONROE BOWEN
  • Publication number: 20140325430
    Abstract: A user can select content on an interface screen and provide an associated directional placement instruction to launch a new application window that displays the selected content or information associated with the selected content. The directional placement instruction may indicate an area of the screen where the user prefers to display the new application window. Responsive to the initiation of the directional placement instruction, a conversion module converts the selected content into a placeable representation of the new application. Responsive to receipt of the directional placement instruction, a window management system presents the new application window in the user interface in a location based on the directional placement instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Matthew Isaac Worley, Nils Anders Sundelin, Chaitanya Sareen, Robert James Jarrett, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Alice Steinglass, Richie Fang
  • Publication number: 20140310642
    Abstract: A deferred placement prompt is provided in a user interface when an application window is launched. Responsive to the presentation of the deferred placement prompt, the user can provide a directional placement instruction (e.g., a “drag” of the prompt, a selection of a screen region, a keyboard input) to indicate the user's preference for placement of the launched window. The user interface can give cooperative feedback to the user during the deferred placement prompt operation, such as highlighting an application window to be replaced, responsive to a directional placement instruction, animating the deferred placement prompt, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Matthew Isaac Worley, Chaitanya Sareen, Nils Anders Sundelin, Richie Fang, Alice Steinglass, Robert James Jarrett, Kaikai Wang
  • Publication number: 20140310646
    Abstract: An application window divider control is shared by a first application window and a second application window in a user interface. Based on a received directional instruction that moves the application window divider control along an axis of the user interface, placement of the first application window and the second application window may be positioned across a range of consistently spaced points along an axis of the user interface. Placement adjustment can also impact other application windows in the user interface. The application window divider control may also snap to provide “magnetic” points along the axis when certain conditions are satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Matthew Isaac Worley, Chaitanya Sareen, Nils Anders Sundelin, Abhishek Malani, Alice Steinglass, Robert James Jarrett
  • Publication number: 20140310728
    Abstract: A window management system manages the placement of a window of a target application within a user interface. A source application launches the target application. The window management system arbitrates placement of a window of a target application within the user interface based on a target application placement preference parameter and a source application placement preference parameter. The window management system displays the window of the target application within the user interface according to the arbitrated placement. The window management system can also display a window of the source application within the user interface according to the arbitrated placement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richie Fang, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Matthew Isaac Worley, Chaitanya Sareen, Jake Sabulsky, Charing Wong (Tsz Yan Wong), Alice Steinglass
  • Publication number: 20130179838
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides for systems and/or methods for affecting the maintenance of applications, and re-launching of applications, on a backstack in a computing environment in which the applications have been killed and/or terminated. The backstack comprises a list of application that have been recently used or otherwise invoked by the computing environment or the user via the computing environment. In one embodiment, the computing environment comprises a graphical user interface (GUI) in which the user may engage in deliberate gestures to interact with applications, including the re-launching of killed or otherwise terminated applications. Upon a user command intending such relaunching, the computing environment may present to the user a temporary UI screen associated with the killed application and present a more fully functioning screen upon a commit signal to execute the killed application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Shawn LeVee, Matthew Isaac Worley, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Robert James Jarrett, Tsz Yan Wong
  • Publication number: 20120102437
    Abstract: In exemplary embodiments, multiple notifications can be displayed by a touch-screen of a computing device and dismissed as a group. For example, touch input sensed by the touch-screen can be used to select multiple notifications. The multiple notifications can then be dismissed using a dismissal gesture. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the detailed description, claims, and figures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Isaac Worley, Tsz Yan Wong, Heiwad Hamidy Osman
  • Publication number: 20120102400
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, touch input received by a computing device can be used to dismiss notifications. For example, a notification, e.g., a window including information about an event, can be displayed by a touch-screen. A user can touch touch-screen and dismiss the notification by performing a gesture. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the detailed description, claims, and figures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Isaac Worley, Tsz Yan Wong, Heiwad Hamidy Osman