Patents by Inventor Michael James Coulson

Michael James Coulson 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: 10126883
    Abstract: A capacitive touch sensor includes a sensor substrate and an array of electrode elements formed over the sensor substrate. Each electrode element of the array includes at least one of a first electrode group comprising at least two drive electrodes and at least one sense electrode, or a second electrode group comprising at least two sense electrodes and at least one drive electrode. The respective electrodes of the first or second electrode group are arranged to form multiple capacitances over different coupling distances. A controller is operatively coupled to the array of electrode elements, the controller configured to determine a distance of an object relative to the surface of the touch sensor based on variations in the multiple capacitances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Michael Paul Coulson, Christopher James Brown, Dauren Slamkul
  • Publication number: 20180121271
    Abstract: A computer program file or a sequence of processing steps from an authoring environment of a data processing system is used to generate a graph including nodes representing the processing steps is generated. Unique identifiers (tags) are assigned to the nodes. One or more processing steps are optionally modified while preserving the original identifiers. If an error occurs during execution, error information is saved including the processing step that failed and data records that triggered the failure. The identifier of the failed processing step is attached to the error information. The error information is collected and processed. The collected error information is used to correlate the error to the failed processing step and to data records triggering the error using the identifier of the failed processing step recorded with the error information. The correlated error information indicates cause and location of the error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin David James Grealish, Euan Garden, Craig Allen Lee, Jose Ramon Calzada Gomez, Michael James Coulson
  • Publication number: 20140136511
    Abstract: Detection and use of relationships in tabular data is enhanced. A foreign-key-based relationship between two tables in memory is automatically discovered by a module. A view over table data is computationally augmented by adding an expandable hierarchical column. The expandable hierarchical column includes second table data that is related to rows of a first table by the discovered foreign-key-based relationship. A naming scheme for the added column is described. Sometimes the augmentation places an AddJoinColumn operator in a query expression tree; sometimes the tree is rewritten by moving a query operator or replacing a specified pattern of operators by a flat Join operation between two tables. Column expansion may be followed by reshaping data into a flat table, by getting a homogeneous query, by performing a join, or other operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory Lawrence Hughes, Clemens Alden Szyperski, Michael James Coulson
  • Patent number: 8296354
    Abstract: The present invention extends to using Simple Object Access Protocol (“SOAP”) to exchange typed objects, such as, for example, parameters for invoking methods. A computer system accesses typed object parameters corresponding to a typed object. The typed object is annotated with one or more message contract attributes of a message contract model defining a mapping between typed object parameters and corresponding SOAP elements. The computer system utilizes the message contract attributes to map the typed object parameters into a SOAP element and inserts the SOAP element into a SOAP envelope. A receiving computer system accessing the SOAP element and utilizes the message contract attributes to map the SOAP element back into the typed object parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Erik Bo Christensen, Vaithiakingam B. Balayoghan, Michael James Coulson, Ryan Thomas Sturgell, Natasha Harish Jethanandani, Michael Jon Marucheck, Douglas M. Purdy, Kenneth David Wolf, Michael Steven Vernal, Stefan Harrington Pharies, David Wortendyke
  • Patent number: 7512957
    Abstract: A web services namespace pertains to an infrastructure for enabling creation of a wide variety of applications. The infrastructure provides a foundation for building message-based applications of various scale and complexity. The infrastructure or framework provides APIs for basic messaging, secure messaging, reliable messaging and transacted messaging. In some embodiments, the associated APIs are factored into a hierarchy of namespaces in a manner that balances utility, usability, extensibility and versionability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Shy Cohen, Geary L. Eppley, Douglas M. Purdy, James E. Johnson, Stephen J. Millet, Stephen T. Swartz, Vijay K. Gajjala, Aaron Abraham Stern, Alexander Martin DeJarnatt, Alfred M. Lee, IV, Anand Rjagopalan, Anastasios Kasiolas, Chaitanya D. Upadhyay, Christopher G. Kaler, Craig Andrew Critchley, David Edwin Levin, David Owen Driver, David Wortendyke, Douglas A. Walter, Elliot Lee Waingold, Erik Bo Christensen, Erin P. Honeycutt, Eugene Shvets, Evgeny Osovetsky, Giovanni M. Della-Libera, Jesus Ruiz-Scougall, John David Doty, Jonathan T. Wheeler, Kapil Gupta, Kenneth David Wolf, Krishnan Srinivasan, Lance E. Olson, Matthew Thomas Tavis, Mauro Ottaviani, Max Attar Feingold, Michael James Coulson, Michael Jon Marucheck, Michael Steven Vernal, Michael Thomas Dice, Mohamed-Hany Essam Ramadan, Mohammad Makarechian, Natasha Harish Jethanandani, Richard Dievendorff, Richard Douglas Hill, Ryan Thomas Sturgell, Saurab Nog, Scott Christopher Seely, Serge Sverdlov, Siddhartha Puri, Sowmyanarayanan K. Srinivasan, Stefan Batres, Stefan Harrington Pharies, Tirunelveli Vishwanath, Tomasz Janczuk, Uday S. Hegde, Umesh Madan, Vaithialingam B. Balayogan, Vipul Arunkant Modi, Yaniv Pessach, Yasser Shohoud