Patents by Inventor Robert James Jarrett

Robert James Jarrett 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: 20190073109
    Abstract: Computing devices, head-mounted display devices and methods for processing spatial input signals from a pointing device are disclosed. In one example, a pointer is displayed within a desktop window that represents an operating system shell generated by a computing device. The desktop window and the pointer are displayed via a head-mounted display device within a three-dimensional environment. Spatial input signals are received from the pointing device and are translated into two-dimensional motion of the pointer within the desktop window. Based on determining that a location of the pointer moves outside the desktop window, the spatial input signals are translated into three-dimensional motion of the pointer within the three-dimensional environment displayed via the head-mounted display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jiashi ZHANG, Alexandre Alberto COELHO, Daniel Vincent DRAPER, Christopher M. WEIDMAN, Christopher Michael BECKER, Robert James JARRETT, Nazeeh Amin ELDIRGHAMI, Joshua Erik WALTON
  • Patent number: 9116612
    Abstract: The use of pressure-sensitive controls is disclosed in which controls respond differently to different pressure applied by a stylus on a digitizer. Users interacting with displayed controls may modify the speed, increment, or other property of the control by pressing harder or softer. Devices that allow for the input of location and pressure information may use embodiments of the invention, including computers with pressure sensitive mice or digitizer tablets, PDAs, or tablet computers. Controls that may use pressure to augment their behavior include scrollbars, spinner controls, resize handles, buttons, drop down menus and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Emily K. Rimas-Ribikauskas, Robert James Jarrett
  • 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: 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: 20140310646
    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: 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, Abhishek Malani, Alice Steinglass, Robert James Jarrett
  • Patent number: 8665209
    Abstract: The use of pressure-sensitive selection tools in a graphical user interface is disclosed in which the amount of pressure during a selection operation may modify selection behavior. Upon receiving a selection input, the pressure applied is determined and the selection behavior modified. In some embodiments, the number of objects selected is increased when more pressure is applied and decreased when less pressure is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Emily K. Rimas-Ribikauskas, Robert James Jarrett, David Leininger Adolphson Anson
  • Publication number: 20130179838
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides for systems and/or methods for affecting the maintenance of applications, and re-launching of applications, on a backstack in a computing environment in which the applications have been killed and/or terminated. The backstack comprises a list of application that have been recently used or otherwise invoked by the computing environment or the user via the computing environment. In one embodiment, the computing environment comprises a graphical user interface (GUI) in which the user may engage in deliberate gestures to interact with applications, including the re-launching of killed or otherwise terminated applications. Upon a user command intending such relaunching, the computing environment may present to the user a temporary UI screen associated with the killed application and present a more fully functioning screen upon a commit signal to execute the killed application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Shawn LeVee, Matthew Isaac Worley, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Robert James Jarrett, Tsz Yan Wong
  • Patent number: 8327286
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system, and media for intelligently presenting buttons that correspond to running windows as well as a set of application launchers that launch instances of software applications. One version of the method includes receiving an indication that an instance of a software application has been invoked by a launching mechanism, which leads to creating a windowed process in which to present the instance of the software application; determining that at least one of the application launchers was the launching mechanism; automatically removing the launcher(s) from view; and presenting a button that corresponds to the windowed process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Rebecca Jeanette Deutsch, Benjamin Alexander Betz, Stephan Hoefnagels, Chaitanya D. Sareen, Bret P. Anderson, Robert James Jarrett
  • Publication number: 20120274591
    Abstract: The use of pressure-sensitive controls is disclosed in which controls respond differently to different pressure applied by a stylus on a digitizer. Users interacting with displayed controls may modify the speed, increment, or other property of the control by pressing harder or softer. Devices that allow for the input of location and pressure information may use embodiments of the invention, including computers with pressure sensitive mice or digitizer tablets, PDAs, or tablet computers. Controls that may use pressure to augment their behavior include scrollbars, spinner controls, resize handles, buttons, drop down menus and so forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emily Rimas-Ribikauskas, Robert James Jarrett
  • Patent number: 8212790
    Abstract: The use of pressure-sensitive controls is disclosed in which controls respond differently to different pressure applied by a stylus on a digitizer. Users interacting with displayed controls may modify the speed, increment, or other property of the control by pressing harder or softer. Devices that allow for the input of location and pressure information may use embodiments of the invention, including computers with pressure sensitive mice or digitizer tablets, PDAs, or tablet computers. Controls that may use pressure to augment their behavior include scrollbars, spinner controls, resize handles, buttons, drop down menus and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Emily K. Rimas Ribikauskas, Robert James Jarrett
  • Publication number: 20100153879
    Abstract: The use of pressure-sensitive selection tools in a graphical user interface is disclosed in which the amount of pressure during a selection operation may modify selection behavior. Upon receiving a selection input, the pressure applied is determined and the selection behavior modified. In some embodiments, the number of objects selected is increased when more pressure is applied and decreased when less pressure is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: EMILY RIMAS-RIBIKAUSKAS, ROBERT JAMES JARRETT, DAVID LEININGER ADOLPHSON ANSON
  • Patent number: 7683889
    Abstract: The use of pressure-sensitive selection tools in a graphical user interface is disclosed in which the amount of pressure during a selection operation may modify selection behavior. Upon receiving a selection input, the pressure applied is determined and the selection behavior modified. In some embodiments, the number of objects selected is increased when more pressure is applied and decreased when less pressure is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Emily K. Rimas Ribikauskas, Robert James Jarrett, David Leininger Adolphson Anson
  • Publication number: 20100060605
    Abstract: The use of pressure-sensitive controls is disclosed in which controls respond differently to different pressure applied by a stylus on a digitizer. Users interacting with displayed controls may modify the speed, increment, or other property of the control by pressing harder or softer. Devices that allow for the input of location and pressure information may use embodiments of the invention, including computers with pressure sensitive mice or digitizer tablets, PDAs, or tablet computers. Controls that may use pressure to augment their behavior include scrollbars, spinner controls, resize handles, buttons, drop down menus and so forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: EMILY RIMAS-RIBIKAUSKAS, ROBERT JAMES JARRETT
  • Patent number: 7619616
    Abstract: The use of pressure-sensitive controls is disclosed in which controls respond differently to different pressure applied by a stylus on a digitizer. Users interacting with displayed controls may modify the speed, increment, or other property of the control by pressing harder or softer. Devices that allow for the input of location and pressure information may use embodiments of the invention, including computers with pressure sensitive mice or digitizer tablets, PDAs, or tablet computers. Controls that may use pressure to augment their behavior include scrollbars, spinner controls, resize handles, buttons, drop down menus and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Emily K. Rimas Ribikauskas, Robert James Jarrett
  • Publication number: 20090199127
    Abstract: Systems, methods, computer-readable media, and graphical user interfaces for previewing target display areas are provided. A preview indication that indicates a desire to preview a target display area is detected. Upon detecting a preview indication, events are associated with display areas. The preview events associated with the respective display areas are applied to the display areas such that a preview of the target display area is temporarily presented in an inactive state. In one embodiment, the preview events include changing relative opacity and/or transparency such that the target display area is visibly presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: CHAITANYA DEV SAREEN, ROBERT JAMES JARRETT, STEPHAN HOEFNAGELS, DAVID ANDREW MATTHEWS, PAI-HUNG CHEN