Patents by Inventor Nicholas J. Wilson

Nicholas J. Wilson 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).

  • Publication number: 20200372208
    Abstract: Techniques are presented for enhanced erasing of digital ink. The ink erasing feature of a content creation application can preserve the complex shapes that can result from partial erasure of ink strokes. The ink erasing feature can receive ink stroke data from an ink stroke and display the ink stroke. The ink erasing feature can then receive and display an eraser stroke that contacts the ink stroke. Once the eraser stroke is received, the ink erasing feature can determine whether any eraser segment of the eraser stroke contacts the ink stroke. If an eraser segment does not contact the ink stroke, the ink erasing feature discards the eraser segment. If an eraser segment does contact the ink stroke, the ink erasing feature can update the ink stroke data based on amount of overlap and location of contact between the eraser stroke and the ink stroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua M. Smithrud, Taylor S. Williams, Craig A. Macomber, Paul J. Kwiatkowski, Marcel Lugosan, Travis P. Dorschel, Simon J. Schaffer, Shane J. Clifford, Nicholas J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10783322
    Abstract: Techniques are presented for enhanced erasing of digital ink. The ink erasing feature of a content creation application can preserve the complex shapes that can result from partial erasure of ink strokes. The ink erasing feature can receive ink stroke data from an ink stroke and display the ink stroke. The ink erasing feature can then receive and display an eraser stroke that contacts the ink stroke. Once the eraser stroke is received, the ink erasing feature can determine whether any eraser segment of the eraser stroke contacts the ink stroke. If an eraser segment does not contact the ink stroke, the ink erasing feature discards the eraser segment. If an eraser segment does contact the ink stroke, the ink erasing feature can update the ink stroke data based on amount of overlap and location of contact between the eraser stroke and the ink stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua M. Smithrud, Taylor S. Williams, Craig A. Macomber, Paul J. Kwiatkowski, Marcel Lugosan, Travis P. Dorschel, Simon J. Schaffer, Shane J. Clifford, Nicholas J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10402478
    Abstract: A layout engine generates a visual layout tree for a visual description tree of a document whose content is to be rendered in one or more display areas. A visual description tree describes the content of a document along with formatting and logical arrangement the content. Visual description nodes of a visual description tree represent the organization of the constituent elements a document hierarchically. A visual layout tree defines the layout of a document within one or more display areas. Visual layout nodes of a visual layout tree represent the layout of the content of a document hierarchically. The layout engine receives as input a visual description tree and generates the corresponding visual layout tree. A rendering engine then inputs the visual layout tree and generates a graphics buffer containing the pixels representing the layout of the document as defined by the visual layout tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Intentional Software Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Simonyi, Paul J. Kwiatkowski, Jeremy M. Price, Andras Nagy, Nicholas J. Wilson, Alexander K. Horton
  • Patent number: 10387547
    Abstract: A layout engine generates a visual layout tree for a visual description tree of a document whose content is to be rendered in one or more display areas. A visual description tree describes the content of a document along with formatting and logical arrangement the content. Visual description nodes of a visual description tree represent the organization of the constituent elements a document hierarchically. A visual layout tree defines the layout of a document within one or more display areas. Visual layout nodes of a visual layout tree represent the layout of the content of a document hierarchically. The layout engine receives as input a visual description tree and generates the corresponding visual layout tree. A rendering engine then inputs the visual layout tree and generates a graphics buffer containing the pixels representing the layout of the document as defined by the visual layout tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: INTENTIONAL SOFTWARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles Simonyi, Paul J. Kwiatkowski, Jeremy M. Price, Andras Nagy, Nicholas J. Wilson, Alexander K. Horton
  • Publication number: 20190102079
    Abstract: Techniques are presented for enhanced erasing of digital ink. The ink erasing feature of a content creation application can preserve the complex shapes that can result from partial erasure of ink strokes. The ink erasing feature can receive ink stroke data from an ink stroke and display the ink stroke. The ink erasing feature can then receive and display an eraser stroke that contacts the ink stroke. Once the eraser stroke is received, the ink erasing feature can determine whether any eraser segment of the eraser stroke contacts the ink stroke. If an eraser segment does not contact the ink stroke, the ink erasing feature discards the eraser segment. If an eraser segment does contact the ink stroke, the ink erasing feature can update the ink stroke data based on amount of overlap and location of contact between the eraser stroke and the ink stroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua M. Smithrud, Taylor S. Williams, Craig A. Macomber, Paul J. Kwiatkowski, Marcel Lugosan, Travis P. Dorschel, Simon J. Schaffer, Shane J. Clifford, Nicholas J. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20170364491
    Abstract: A layout engine generates a visual layout tree for a visual description tree of a document whose content is to be rendered in one or more display areas. A visual description tree describes the content of a document along with formatting and logical arrangement the content. Visual description nodes of a visual description tree represent the organization of the constituent elements a document hierarchically. A visual layout tree defines the layout of a document within one or more display areas. Visual layout nodes of a visual layout tree represent the layout of the content of a document hierarchically. The layout engine receives as input a visual description tree and generates the corresponding visual layout tree. A rendering engine then inputs the visual layout tree and generates a graphics buffer containing the pixels representing the layout of the document as defined by the visual layout tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Charles Simonyi, Paul J. Kwiatkowski, Jeremy M. Price, Andras Nagy, Nicholas J. Wilson, Alexander K. Horton
  • Publication number: 20170364489
    Abstract: A layout engine generates a visual layout tree for a visual description tree of a document whose content is to be rendered in one or more display areas. A visual description tree describes the content of a document along with formatting and logical arrangement the content. Visual description nodes of a visual description tree represent the organization of the constituent elements a document hierarchically. A visual layout tree defines the layout of a document within one or more display areas. Visual layout nodes of a visual layout tree represent the layout of the content of a document hierarchically. The layout engine receives as input a visual description tree and generates the corresponding visual layout tree. A rendering engine then inputs the visual layout tree and generates a graphics buffer containing the pixels representing the layout of the document as defined by the visual layout tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Charles Simonyi, Paul J. Kwiatkowski, Jeremy M. Price, Andras Nagy, Nicholas J. Wilson, Alexander K. Horton
  • Publication number: 20170364482
    Abstract: A layout engine generates a visual layout tree for a visual description tree of a document whose content is to be rendered in one or more display areas. A visual description tree describes the content of a document along with formatting and logical arrangement the content. Visual description nodes of a visual description tree represent the organization of the constituent elements a document hierarchically. A visual layout tree defines the layout of a document within one or more display areas. Visual layout nodes of a visual layout tree represent the layout of the content of a document hierarchically. The layout engine receives as input a visual description tree and generates the corresponding visual layout tree. A rendering engine then inputs the visual layout tree and generates a graphics buffer containing the pixels representing the layout of the document as defined by the visual layout tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Charles Simonyi, Paul J. Kwiatkowski, Jeremy M. Price, Andras Nagy, Nicholas J. Wilson, Alexander K. Horton
  • Publication number: 20170017612
    Abstract: A layout engine generates a visual layout tree for a visual description tree of a document whose content is to be rendered in one or more display areas. A visual description tree describes the content of a document along with formatting and logical arrangement the content. Visual description nodes of a visual description tree represent the organization of the constituent elements a document hierarchically. A visual layout tree defines the layout of a document within one or more display areas. Visual layout nodes of a visual layout tree represent the layout of the content of a document hierarchically. The layout engine receives as input a visual description tree and generates the corresponding visual layout tree. A rendering engine then inputs the visual layout tree and generates a graphics buffer containing the pixels representing the layout of the document as defined by the visual layout tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Charles Simonyi, Paul J. Kwiatkowski, Jeremy M. Price, Andras Nagy, Nicholas J. Wilson, Alexander K. Horton
  • Publication number: 20170017627
    Abstract: A layout engine generates a visual layout tree for a visual description tree of a document whose content is to be rendered in one or more display areas. A visual description tree describes the content of a document along with formatting and logical arrangement the content. Visual description nodes of a visual description tree represent the organization of the constituent elements a document hierarchically. A visual layout tree defines the layout of a document within one or more display areas. Visual layout nodes of a visual layout tree represent the layout of the content of a document hierarchically. The layout engine receives as input a visual description tree and generates the corresponding visual layout tree. A rendering engine then inputs the visual layout tree and generates a graphics buffer containing the pixels representing the layout of the document as defined by the visual layout tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Charles Simonyi, Paul J. Kwiatkowski, Jeremy M. Price, Andras Nagy, Nicholas J. Wilson, Alexander K. Horton
  • Publication number: 20170017625
    Abstract: A layout engine generates a visual layout tree for a visual description tree of a document whose content is to be rendered in one or more display areas. A visual description tree describes the content of a document along with formatting and logical arrangement the content. Visual description nodes of a visual description tree represent the organization of the constituent elements a document hierarchically. A visual layout tree defines the layout of a document within one or more display areas. Visual layout nodes of a visual layout tree represent the layout of the content of a document hierarchically. The layout engine receives as input a visual description tree and generates the corresponding visual layout tree. A rendering engine then inputs the visual layout tree and generates a graphics buffer containing the pixels representing the layout of the document as defined by the visual layout tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Charles Simonyi, Paul J. Kwiatkowski, Jeremy M. Price, Andras Nagy, Nicholas J. Wilson, Alexander K. Horton