Patents by Inventor Richie Fang

Richie Fang 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: 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: 9766952
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for implementing a reverse protocol launch. For example, the reverse protocol launch may be implemented between apps (e.g., as an app-to-app protocol) such that a user may navigate between apps in a contextually relevant manner using the reverse protocol launch. In an example, a search app may display vacation search results based upon a search query. Responsive to a selection of a vacation movie search result, a transition to a movie app may occur. A context, specifying a contextual state of the search app (e.g., information regarding the vacation search results, the search query, etc.), may be sent to the movie app. The movie app may implement a reverse protocol launch using the context to transition from the movie app back to the search app in the contextual state (e.g., the search app may be repopulated with the vacation search results, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mirko Mandic, Brian Uphoff, Jonathan Gordner, Richie Fang, Chaitanya Dev Sareen
  • 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: 20150058869
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for implementing a reverse protocol launch. For example, the reverse protocol launch may be implemented between apps (e.g., as an app-to-app protocol) such that a user may navigate between apps in a contextually relevant manner using the reverse protocol launch. In an example, a search app may display vacation search results based upon a search query. Responsive to a selection of a vacation movie search result, a transition to a movie app may occur. A context, specifying a contextual state of the search app (e.g., information regarding the vacation search results, the search query, etc.), may be sent to the movie app. The movie app may implement a reverse protocol launch using the context to transition from the movie app back to the search app in the contextual state (e.g., the search app may be repopulated with the vacation search results, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mirko Mandic, Brian Uphoff, Jonathan Gordner, Richie Fang, Chaitanya Dev Sareen
  • 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: 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: 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: 20130061180
    Abstract: Methods and systems for adjusting a device setting in response to a single motion are provided herein. The method includes initiating a user interface in response to a tap down on a device setting icon without releasing. The method also includes adjusting a device setting in response to a dragging or sliding on the device setting icon without releasing. The method further includes confirming the device setting by releasing once a desired device setting level has been attained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Niels van Dongen, Richie Fang, Vincent Celie, Bennett Hornbostel, Jianming Zheng