Patents by Inventor Robert Jarrett

Robert 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: 20190128953
    Abstract: Some implementations are directed to a burn-in solder preform including: a barrier layer to prevent thermally conductive material from adhering to a semiconductor component during burn-in testing; and a thermally conductive cladding layer attached to a portion of the barrier layer such that at least one dimension of the barrier layer extends past the thermally conductive cladding layer, where the thermally conductive cladding layer is attached over the barrier layer through continuous attachment or spot attachment. In some implementations, a method includes: placing the aforementioned burn-in solder preform between a test fixture and a semiconductor component; attaching a portion of the barrier layer of the burn-in solder preform to a head of the text fixture; and after attaching a portion of the barrier layer of the burn-in solder preform to the head of the test fixture, performing burn-in testing of the semiconductor component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: THOMAS R. GROSS, ROBERT JARRETT, ANTHONY D. LANZA, JR., CRAIG K. MERRITT
  • Publication number: 20170371530
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for automatically forming groups of application windows. The techniques may be performed with a computing device executing a windowing system, the windowing system having a user interface element that can be interacted with by a user to manage applications executing on the computing device. Each application may correspond to a separate process and application window. It may be determined that an operation has occurred that will evict the application windows of target applications from the display, and in response an application group may be automatically formed. The application group may have indicia of the evicted target applications. The application group may be provided to the user interface element, and when the user interface element is interacted with by the user the user interface element displays user-selectable graphic application indicators for both the application group and applications other than the target applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Matthew Worley, Richard Fang, Nils Sundelin, Robert Jarrett, Jesse Satterfield, Alice Steinglass, Chaitanya Sareen, Bret Anderson
  • Publication number: 20170371517
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques for invoking user interfaces in graphical computing environments involving “hooking” gestures applicable to an edge of a display. These gestures involve positioning a pointer near an edge of the display depicting the environment, and then moving the cursor to a second location that is distanced from but near the first location (e.g., moving the pointer into a corner of the display, and then toward the center of the display, or to a midpoint of an adjacent edge of the display), resulting in the presentation of the user interface under the pointer at the second location. Variations include presenting a preview of the user interface (e.g., a subset of a user interface menu) at the second location while the pointer is in the first location, and refraining from presenting the user interface upon failing to complete the gesture or receiving extraneous input before completing the gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Jennifer Nan, Jesse Clay Sattlerfield, Zach Robinson, Robert Jarrett, Patrice L. Miner
  • Patent number: 9760242
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques for invoking user interfaces in graphical computing environments involving “hooking” gestures applicable to an edge of a display. These gestures involve positioning a pointer near an edge of the display depicting the environment, and then moving the cursor to a second location that is distanced from but near the first location (e.g., moving the pointer into a corner of the display, and then toward the center of the display, or to a midpoint of an adjacent edge of the display), resulting in the presentation of the user interface under the pointer at the second location. Variations include presenting a preview of the user interface (e.g., a subset of a user interface menu) at the second location while the pointer is in the first location, and refraining from presenting the user interface upon failing to complete the gesture or receiving extraneous input before completing the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Nan, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Zach Robinson, Robert Jarrett, Patrice L. Miner
  • Patent number: 9626100
    Abstract: Systems and methods of blocking, ignoring, suspending, or otherwise altering edge-related UI gestures on touch-sensitive computing devices or on non-touch sensitive computing devices having active edge I/O commands in certain situations are disclosed. In one embodiment, a second UI gesture coming from an outside edge may be altered after a first UI gesture from a user using an running application under certain conditions—e.g., if the second UI gesture is made within a certain time period after the first UI gesture, the second UI gesture is made within a certain proximity of the first UI gesture, etc. In another embodiment, a computing device is disclosed that comprises a controller, a display screen and an operating system that alters certain edge-related UI gestures that might be made by an operating system if, e.g., certain conditions are present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Frederickson, Christopher Doan, Alan Stephenson, Bret Anderson, Michael Seibert, Robert Jarrett, Aleksandar Uzelac, Steven Welch
  • Patent number: 9575643
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for automatically forming groups of application windows. The techniques may be performed with a computing device executing a windowing system, the windowing system having a user interface element that can be interacted with by a user to manage applications executing on the computing device. Each application may correspond to a separate process and application window. It may be determined that an operation has occurred that will evict the application windows of target applications from the display, and in response an application group may be automatically formed. The application group may have indicia of the evicted target applications. The application group may be provided to the user interface element, and when the user interface element is interacted with by the user the user interface element displays user-selectable graphic application indicators for both the application group and applications other than the target applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Matthew Worley, Richard Fang, Nils Sundelin, Robert Jarrett, Jesse Satterfield, Alice Steinglass, Chaitanya Sareen, Bret Anderson
  • Patent number: 9535565
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to maintaining a tiled arrangement of application windows as a user inserts application windows into a managed display region. A tiled arrangement is an arrangement where windows do not overlap each other and substantially maximize window occupation of the display region. Generally, when a user inserts an application window the tiled arrangement is maintained by resizing any previously present application windows. Where to insert a window, which displayed windows to resize and to what extent can be determined based on factors such as user input, any prior manual adjustment of the tiled arrangement, and/or minimum window sizes. Whether tile arranging is performed in a managed or curated fashion (e.g., by sharing space equally among windows) or in a semi-curated fashion may be determined by taking into account any of the aforementioned factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Jesse Satterfield, Matthew Worley, Nils Sundelin, Tsz Yan Wong, Bret Anderson, Robert Jarrett, Chaitanya Sareen, Alice Steinglass
  • Publication number: 20160103600
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for automatically forming groups of application windows. The techniques may be performed with a computing device executing a windowing system, the windowing system having a user interface element that can be interacted with by a user to manage applications executing on the computing device. Each application may correspond to a separate process and application window. It may be determined that an operation has occurred that will evict the application windows of target applications from the display, and in response an application group may be automatically formed. The application group may have indicia of the evicted target applications. The application group may be provided to the user interface element, and when the user interface element is interacted with by the user the user interface element displays user-selectable graphic application indicators for both the application group and applications other than the target applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Matthew Worley, Richard Fang, Nils Sundelin, Robert Jarrett, Jesse Satterfield, Alice Steinglass, Chaitanya Sareen, Bret Anderson
  • Patent number: 9250761
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for automatically forming groups of application windows. The techniques may be performed with a computing device executing a windowing system, the windowing system having a user interface element that can be interacted with by a user to manage applications executing on the computing device. Each application may correspond to a separate process and application window. It may be determined that an operation has occurred that will evict the application windows of target applications from the display, and in response an application group may be automatically formed. The application group may have indicia of the evicted target applications. The application group may be provided to the user interface element, and when the user interface element is interacted with by the user the user interface element displays user-selectable graphic application indicators for both the application group and applications other than the target applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Matthew Worley, Richard Fang, Nils Sundelin, Robert Jarrett, Jesse Satterfield, Alice Steinglass, Chaitanya Sareen, Bret Anderson
  • Publication number: 20150378554
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques for invoking user interfaces in graphical computing environments involving “hooking” gestures applicable to an edge of a display. These gestures involve positioning a pointer near an edge of the display depicting the environment, and then moving the cursor to a second location that is distanced from but near the first location (e.g., moving the pointer into a corner of the display, and then toward the center of the display, or to a midpoint of an adjacent edge of the display), resulting in the presentation of the user interface under the pointer at the second location. Variations include presenting a preview of the user interface (e.g., a subset of a user interface menu) at the second location while the pointer is in the first location, and refraining from presenting the user interface upon failing to complete the gesture or receiving extraneous input before completing the gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Jennifer Nan, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Zach Robinson, Robert Jarrett, Patrice L. Miner
  • Patent number: 9141262
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques for invoking user interfaces in graphical computing environments involving “hooking” gestures applicable to an edge of a display. These gestures involve positioning a pointer near an edge of the display depicting the environment, and then moving the cursor to a second location that is distanced from but near the first location (e.g., moving the pointer into a corner of the display, and then toward the center of the display, or to a midpoint of an adjacent edge of the display), resulting in the presentation of the user interface under the pointer at the second location. Variations include presenting a preview of the user interface (e.g., a subset of a user interface menu) at the second location while the pointer is in the first location, and refraining from presenting the user interface upon failing to complete the gesture or receiving extraneous input before completing the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Nan, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Zach Robinson, Robert Jarrett, Patrice L. Miner
  • Patent number: 9051119
    Abstract: A bag retention system and field configurable waste and recycling receptacle and receptacle systems that employ same. The bag retention system includes a peripheral side wall element having an upper portion defining an opening for receiving at least one bag, the peripheral side wall element having a bag opening and support member (e.g. an outwardly extending flange) about which an upper portion of a bag can be wrapped, and a tensioning element located below the flange and coupled to and extending outwardly from the side wall element, the tensioning element having means for releasably securing excess material from an upper portion of a bag, whereby a bag can be inserted in the opening with an upper portion thereof folded over and tightened around flange by pulling the upper portion of the bag taut around the flange and releasably securing the excess material to the tensioning element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Midpoint International Inc.
    Inventors: David Robert Jarrett, Jeffrey William Thrasher, Rod Muir, Torrin Mullins, Mike Sirois, Phil Streets
  • Publication number: 20140325431
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for automatically forming groups of application windows. The techniques may be performed with a computing device executing a windowing system, the windowing system having a user interface element that can be interacted with by a user to manage applications executing on the computing device. Each application may correspond to a separate process and application window. It may be determined that an operation has occurred that will evict the application windows of target applications from the display, and in response an application group may be automatically formed. The application group may have indicia of the evicted target applications. The application group may be provided to the user interface element, and when the user interface element is interacted with by the user the user interface element displays user-selectable graphic application indicators for both the application group and applications other than the target applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Matthew Worley, Richard Fang, Nils Sundelin, Robert Jarrett, Jesse Satterfield, Alice Steinglass, Chaitanya Sareen, Bret Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140310661
    Abstract: Systems and methods of blocking, ignoring, suspending, or otherwise altering edge-related UI gestures on touch-sensitive computing devices or on non-touch sensitive computing devices having active edge I/O commands in certain situations are disclosed. In one embodiment, a second UI gesture coming from an outside edge may be altered after a first UI gesture from a user using an running application under certain conditions—e.g., if the second UI gesture is made within a certain time period after the first UI gesture, the second UI gesture is made within a certain proximity of the first UI gesture, etc. In another embodiment, a computing device is disclosed that comprises a controller, a display screen and an operating system that alters certain edge-related UI gestures that might be made by an operating system if, e.g., certain conditions are present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Frederickson, Christopher Doan, Alan Stephenson, Bret Anderson, Michael Seibert, Robert Jarrett, Aleksandar Uzelac, Steven Welch
  • Publication number: 20140291328
    Abstract: A bag retention system and field configurable waste and recycling receptacle and receptacle systems that employ same. The bag retention system includes a peripheral side wall element having an upper portion defining an opening for receiving at least one bag, the peripheral side wall element having a bag opening and support member (e.g. an outwardly extending flange) about which an upper portion of a bag can be wrapped, and a tensioning element located below the flange and coupled to and extending outwardly from the side wall element, the tensioning element having means for releasably securing excess material from an upper portion of a bag, whereby a bag can be inserted in the opening with an upper portion thereof folded over and tightened around flange by pulling the upper portion of the bag taut around the flange and releasably securing the excess material to the tensioning element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: MIDPOINT INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: David Robert Jarrett, Jeffrey William Thrasher, Rod Muir, Torrin Mullins, Mike Sirois, Phil Streets
  • Patent number: 8593463
    Abstract: Many computer applications incorporate and support animation (e.g., interactive user interfaces). Unfortunately, it may be challenging for computer applications and rendering systems to render animation frames at a smooth and consistent rate while conserving system resources. Accordingly, a technique for controlling animation rendering frame rate of an application is disclosed herein. An animation rendering update interval of an animation timer may be adjusted based upon a rendering system state (e.g., a rate of compositing visual layouts from animation frames) of a rendering system and/or an application state (e.g., a rate at which an application renders frames) of an application. Adjusting the animation rendering update interval allows the animation timer to adjust the frequency of performing rendering callback notifications (work requests to an application to render animation frames) to an application based upon rendering system performance and application performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Jarrett, Sankhyayan Debnath, Paul Kwiatkowski, Martyn Lovell, Billie Sue Chafins, Paul Gildea, Jay Turney
  • Publication number: 20130293500
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system, method and medium for receiving and acting upon user input. In one embodiment, the user may only have access to a limited input device, like a stylus. Using the present invention, a user is provided with intuitive responses from the system based on inputs from the limited input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: LEROY B. KEELY, CHARLTON E. LUI, F. DAVID JONES, RYAN EDWARD CUKIERMAN, SUSANNE ALYSIA CLARK CAZZANTI, MARIEKE IWEMA, ROBERT JARRETT
  • Publication number: 20130179781
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques for invoking user interfaces in graphical computing environments involving “hooking” gestures applicable to an edge of a display. These gestures involve positioning a pointer near an edge of the display depicting the environment, and then moving the cursor to a second location that is distanced from but near the first location (e.g., moving the pointer into a corner of the display, and then toward the center of the display, or to a midpoint of an adjacent edge of the display), resulting in the presentation of the user interface under the pointer at the second location. Variations include presenting a preview of the user interface (e.g., a subset of a user interface menu) at the second location while the pointer is in the first location, and refraining from presenting the user interface upon failing to complete the gesture or receiving extraneous input before completing the gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer Nan, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Zach Robinson, Robert Jarrett, Patrice L. Miner
  • Publication number: 20130067394
    Abstract: Systems and methods for use with a pointer invocable navigational user interface are provided. The system may include a navigational module configured to provide a navigational user interface having a hidden invocation region positioned along a logical left edge of a display. Application program graphical user interfaces (GUIs) may be ordered in an application order. The navigational module may be configured to detect an invocation pointer input in the hidden invocation region. Upon detecting the invocation pointer input, the navigational module may be to configured display a visible GUI selector element of the navigational user interface including a preview of a most recently used application program GUI not currently in focus. While the preview is displayed, a focus switching input from the pointer device may be received. In response to the focus switching input, focus may be switched to the application program GUI for which the preview is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer Nan, Patrice L. Miner, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Nils Sundelin, Bret Anderson, Matthew I. Worley, Chaitanya D. Sareen, Robert Jarrett, Tsz Yan Wong
  • Publication number: 20120159363
    Abstract: The subject disclosure relates to managing z-dimensional ordering of elements within a computing system display through the use of z-order bands. As described herein, z-order bands are utilized to arrange windows and other graphics corresponding to respective application types. A policy engine controls which windows and/or other graphical elements can enter and exit each band. Graphical elements within a given band can additionally be subject to per-band properties corresponding to the band and/or user preferences. As additionally described herein, z-order bands and/or other suitable mechanisms are utilized to facilitate registration watermarking for a computing environment by rendering a registration watermark display upon determining that one or more licensed elements of a computing system have not been registered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gabriel DeBacker, Alex Snitkovskiv, Chris Guzak, John Stephens, Thomas Olsen, Mohamed Sadek, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Robert Jarrett, David Abzarian, Alice Tang, Jennifer Nan, Adrian Ford, Chaitanya Sareen