Patents by Inventor Nils Anders Sundelin

Nils Anders Sundelin 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: 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: 10678412
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling dynamic joint dividers for application windows. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable sizing and positioning of application windows to provide an optimized layout of application windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Oliver R. Jones, Nils Anders Sundelin, Richard Fang, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Jeremy Bowen, Alex Snitkovskiy
  • Patent number: 10592080
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling assisted presentation of application windows. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable sizing and positioning of application windows to provide an optimized layout of application windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Nils Anders Sundelin, Christopher Doan, Oliver R. Jones, Matthew I. Worley, Jesse Clay Satterfield
  • Patent number: 10565026
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of containing an application in an immersive non-windowed environment. For instance, the application may be configured for use in a windowed environment. Containing the application in the immersive non-windowed environment may involve selectively implementing functionality that is associated with the application based at least in part on whether the functionality is applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment. For example, when a request to implement functionality that is not applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment is received, functionality that is applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment may be implemented in lieu of the functionality that is not applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment. In another example, no action may be taken with regard to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Nils Anders Sundelin, Bret P. Anderson, Alex Snitkovskiy, Robert J. Jarrett
  • Patent number: 10552031
    Abstract: Techniques for an experience mode transition are described. Generally, an experience mode refers to a visual and functional arrangement that is presented to a user of a device. Different experience modes present different visual and functional arrangements to a user. According to various embodiments, a computing device is configured to operate in multiple experience modes and may transition between different experience modes and based on a variety of different triggering events. Generally, a transition between different experience modes causes a visual and/or functional reconfiguration of a user experience on a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Jeremy Bowen, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Robert J. Jarrett, Alex Snitkovskiy, Zachary G. Herman, Song Zou, Mohammed Amirali Samji, Christopher Doan, Nils Anders Sundelin, Michael H. Krause, Yaou Wei
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10303325
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling a multi-application environment. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable multi-application environments having combinations of immersive interfaces, windows-based interfaces, and a desktop treated as an immersive interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Jarrett, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Nils Anders Sundelin, Bret P. Anderson, Tsz Yan Wong, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Patrice L. Miner, Jensen Harris, David A. Matthews, Jennifer Nan, Matthew I. Worley
  • Patent number: 10254942
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling adaptive sizing and positioning of application windows. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable sizing and positioning of application windows to provide an optimized layout of application windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Oliver R. Jones, Nils Anders Sundelin, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Steven J. Frederickson
  • Publication number: 20190012058
    Abstract: Techniques for an experience mode transition are described. Generally, an experience mode refers to a visual and functional arrangement that is presented to a user of a device. Different experience modes present different visual and functional arrangements to a user. According to various embodiments, a computing device is configured to operate in multiple experience modes and may transition between different experience modes and based on a variety of different triggering events. Generally, a transition between different experience modes causes a visual and/or functional reconfiguration of a user experience on a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Jeremy Bowen, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Robert J. Jarrett, Alex Snitkovskiy, Zachary G. Herman, Song Zou, Mohammed Amirali Samji, Christopher Doan, Nils Anders Sundelin, Michael H. Krause, Yaou Wei
  • Patent number: 10048856
    Abstract: Techniques for configuring a user interface based on an experience mode transition are described. Generally, an experience mode refers to a visual and functional arrangement that is presented to a user of a device. Different experience modes present different visual and functional arrangements to a user. According to various embodiments, a computing device is configured to operate in multiple experience modes and may transition between different experience modes and based on a variety of different triggering events. Generally, a transition between different experience modes causes a visual and/or functional reconfiguration of a user experience on a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Jeremy Bowen, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Robert J. Jarrett, Alex Snitkovskiy, Zachary G. Herman, Song Zou, Mohammed Amirali Samji, Christopher Doan, Nils Anders Sundelin, Michael H. Krause, Yaou Wei
  • Publication number: 20170031533
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of containing an application in an immersive non-windowed environment. For instance, the application may be configured for use in a windowed environment. Containing the application in the immersive non-windowed environment may involve selectively implementing functionality that is associated with the application based at least in part on whether the functionality is applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment. For example, when a request to implement functionality that is not applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment is received, functionality that is applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment may be implemented in lieu of the functionality that is not applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment. In another example, no action may be taken with regard to the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Nils Anders Sundelin, Bret P. Anderson, Alex Snitkovskiy, Robert J. Jarrett
  • Publication number: 20160189328
    Abstract: Techniques for configuring a user interface based on an experience mode transition are described. Generally, an experience mode refers to a visual and functional arrangement that is presented to a user of a device. Different experience modes present different visual and functional arrangements to a user. According to various embodiments, a computing device is configured to operate in multiple experience modes and may transition between different experience modes and based on a variety of different triggering events. Generally, a transition between different experience modes causes a visual and/or functional reconfiguration of a user experience on a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Jeremy Bowen, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Robert J. Jarrett, Alex Snitkovskiy, Zachary G. Herman, Song Zou, Mohammed Amirali Samji, Christopher Doan, Nils Anders Sundelin, Michael H. Krause, Yaou Wei
  • 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: 20160034157
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling region-based sizing and positioning of application windows. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable sizing and positioning of application windows to provide an optimized layout of application windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Nils Anders Sundelin, Oliver R. Jones, Alex Snitkovskiy, Bret P. Anderson, Roberto S. Francioso, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Tsz Yan Wong, Michael A. Seibert
  • Publication number: 20160034155
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling adaptive sizing and positioning of application windows. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable sizing and positioning of application windows to provide an optimized layout of application windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Oliver R. Jones, Nils Anders Sundelin, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Steven J. Frederickson
  • Publication number: 20160034156
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling dynamic joint dividers for application windows. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable sizing and positioning of application windows to provide an optimized layout of application windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Oliver R. Jones, Nils Anders Sundelin, Richard Fang, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Jeremy Bowen, Alex Snitkovskiy