Patents by Inventor Niels Van Dongen

Niels Van Dongen 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: 20190310816
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which routing of data may be automatically modified based on detected state data of a computing system. For example, user input may be routed from an actuator set to a host computer system when the host computer system is in an online state, or to an auxiliary computing device when the host computer system is offline. State may be determined based on one or more various criteria, such as online or offline, laptop lid position, display orientation, current communication and/or other criteria. The auxiliary display and/or actuator set may be embedded in the host computer system, or each may be separable from it or standalone, such as a remote control or cellular phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew J. FULLER, Niels VAN DONGEN, Michael George LENAHAN
  • Patent number: 10430023
    Abstract: Access to system and application settings may be gained from one place without leaving the context of an application. System and application settings accessed may be limited to settings that are relevant to the application or to the context of the application. An application may to determine what application settings are displayed to a user. A user may to control some of the resources an application may access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Y. Celie, Niels van Dongen, Ian Robert Toal, Ryan M. Cavalcante, Timothy Andrew McAdoo, Soonil J. Nagarkar, Bennett Hornbostel, Tarek Mahmoud Sayed, Gerardo Villarreal Guzman
  • Patent number: 10275201
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which routing of data may be automatically modified based on detected state data of a computing system. For example, user input may be routed from an actuator set to a host computer system when the host computer system is in an online state, or to an auxiliary computing device when the host computer system is offline. State may be determined based on one or more various criteria, such as online or offline, laptop lid position, display orientation, current communication and/or other criteria. The auxiliary display and/or actuator set may be embedded in the host computer system, or each may be separable from it or standalone, such as a remote control or cellular phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Fuller, Niels van Dongen, Michael George Lenahan
  • Publication number: 20180088884
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which routing of data may be automatically modified based on detected state data of a computing system. For example, user input may be routed from an actuator set to a host computer system when the host computer system is in an online state, or to an auxiliary computing device when the host computer system is offline. State may be determined based on one or more various criteria, such as online or offline, laptop lid position, display orientation, current communication and/or other criteria. The auxiliary display and/or actuator set may be embedded in the host computer system, or each may be separable from it or standalone, such as a remote control or cellular phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew J. Fuller, Niels van Dongen, Michael George Lenahan
  • Patent number: 9870187
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which routing of data may be automatically modified based on detected state data of a computing system. For example, user input may be routed from an actuator set to a host computer system when the host computer system is in an online state, or to an auxiliary computing device when the host computer system is offline. State may be determined based on one or more various criteria, such as online or offline, laptop lid position, display orientation, current communication and/or other criteria. The auxiliary display and/or actuator set may be embedded in the host computer system, or each may be separable from it or standalone, such as a remote control or cellular phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Fuller, Niels van Dongen, Michael George Lenahan
  • Publication number: 20170322703
    Abstract: Access to system and application settings may be gained from one place without leaving the context of an application. System and application settings accessed may be limited to settings that are relevant to the application or to the context of the application. An application may to determine what application settings are displayed to a user. A user may to control some of the resources an application may access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Vincent Y. Celie, Niels van Dongen, Ian Robert Toal, Ryan M. Cavalcante, Timothy Andrew McAdoo, Soonil J. Nagarkar, Bennett Hornbostel, Tarek Mahmoud Sayed, Gerardo Villarreal Guzman
  • Patent number: 9733791
    Abstract: Access to system and application settings may be gained from one place without leaving the context of an application. System and application settings accessed may be limited to settings that are relevant to the application or to the context of the application. An application may determine what application settings are displayed to a user. A user may to control some of the resources an application may access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Y. Celie, Niels van Dongen, Ian Robert Toal, Ryan M. Cavalcante, Timothy Andrew McAdoo, Soonil J. Nagarkar, Bennett Hornbostel, Tarek Mahmoud Sayed, Gerardo Villarreal Guzman
  • Publication number: 20170109112
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which routing of data may be automatically modified based on detected state data of a computing system. For example, user input may be routed from an actuator set to a host computer system when the host computer system is in an online state, or to an auxiliary computing device when the host computer system is offline. State may be determined based on one or more various criteria, such as online or offline, laptop lid position, display orientation, current communication and/or other criteria. The auxiliary display and/or actuator set may be embedded in the host computer system, or each may be separable from it or standalone, such as a remote control or cellular phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew J. Fuller, Niels van Dongen, Michael George Lenahan
  • Patent number: 9383830
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which routing of data may be automatically modified based on detected state data of a computing system. For example, user input may be routed from an actuator set to a host computer system when the host computer system is in an online state, or to an auxiliary computing device when the host computer system is offline. State may be determined based on one or more various criteria, such as online or offline, laptop lid position, display orientation, current communication and/or other criteria. The auxiliary display and/or actuator set may be embedded in the host computer system, or each may be separable from it or standalone, such as a remote control or cellular phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Fuller, Niels van Dongen, Michael George Lenahan
  • Publication number: 20150253871
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which routing of data may be automatically modified based on detected state data of a computing system. For example, user input may be routed from an actuator set to a host computer system when the host computer system is in an online state, or to an auxiliary computing device when the host computer system is offline. State may be determined based on one or more various criteria, such as online or offline, laptop lid position, display orientation, current communication and/or other criteria. The auxiliary display and/or actuator set may be embedded in the host computer system, or each may be separable from it or standalone, such as a remote control or cellular phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew J. Fuller, Niels van Dongen, Michael George Lenahan
  • Patent number: 9063584
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which routing of data may be automatically modified based on detected state data of a computing system. For example, user input may be routed from an actuator set to a host computer system when the host computer system is in an online state, or to an auxiliary computing device when the host computer system is offline. State may be determined based on one or more various criteria, such as online or offline, laptop lid position, display orientation, current communication and/or other criteria. The auxiliary display and/or actuator set may be embedded in the host computer system, or each may be separable from it or standalone, such as a remote control or cellular phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Fuller, Niels van Dongen, Michael George Lenahan
  • Publication number: 20150130710
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which routing of data may be automatically modified based on detected state data of a computing system. For example, user input may be routed from an actuator set to a host computer system when the host computer system is in an online state, or to an auxiliary computing device when the host computer system is offline. State may be determined based on one or more various criteria, such as online or offline, laptop lid position, display orientation, current communication and/or other criteria. The auxiliary display and/or actuator set may be embedded in the host computer system, or each may be separable from it or standalone, such as a remote control or cellular phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew J. Fuller, Niels van Dongen, Michael George Lenahan
  • Patent number: 9009594
    Abstract: Content gestures are described. In implementations, one or more controls are output to control output of content and for display in a user interface by a computing device. An input is recognized, by the computing device, which was detected using a camera as a gesture to interact with a particular one of the controls to control the output of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mark D. Schwesinger, John Elsbree, Michael C. Miller, Guillaume Simonnet, Spencer I. A. N. Hurd, Niels van Dongen, Evan J. Lerer
  • Patent number: 8959259
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which the operation of an auxiliary computing device, comprising a display and/or actuator set, may be automatically modified based on detected state data. For example, user input may be routed from the actuator set to the host computer system when the host computer system is in an online state, or to the auxiliary computing device when the host computer system is offline. State may be determined based on one or more various criteria, such as online or offline, laptop lid position, display orientation, current communication and/or other criteria. The auxiliary display and/or actuator set may be embedded in the host computer system, or each may be separable from it or standalone, such as a remote control or cellular phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Fuller, Niels van Dongen, Michael George Lenahan
  • Publication number: 20140215102
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which the operation of an auxiliary computing device, comprising a display and/or actuator set, may be automatically modified based on detected state data. For example, user input may be routed from the actuator set to the host computer system when the host computer system is in an online state, or to the auxiliary computing device when the host computer system is offline. State may be determined based on one or more various criteria, such as online or offline, laptop lid position, display orientation, current communication and/or other criteria. The auxiliary display and/or actuator set may be embedded in the host computer system, or each may be separable from it or standalone, such as a remote control or cellular phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew J. Fuller, Niels van Dongen, Michael George Lenahan
  • Patent number: 8692816
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which the operation of an auxiliary computing device, comprising a display and/or actuator set, may be automatically modified based on detected state data. For example, user input may be routed from the actuator set to the host computer system when the host computer system is in an online state, or to the auxiliary computing device when the host computer system is offline. State may be determined based on one or more various criteria, such as online or offline, laptop lid position, display orientation, current communication and/or other criteria. The auxiliary display and/or actuator set may be embedded in the host computer system, or each may be separable from it or standalone, such as a remote control or cellular phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Fuller, Niels van Dongen, Michael George Lenahan
  • Patent number: D737849
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alex Anthony Tursi, Kristie Eileen Smith, Dahey Yoo, Niels Van Dongen
  • Patent number: D744519
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alex Anthony Tursi, Kristie Eileen Smith, Dahey Yoo, Niels Van Dongen
  • Patent number: D744522
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alex Anthony Tursi, Kristie Eileen Smith, Dahey Yoo, Niels Van Dongen
  • Patent number: D752096
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alex Anthony Tursi, R. Scott Randall, Niels Van Dongen