Patents by Inventor Rolf A. Ebeling

Rolf A. Ebeling 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: 11132333
    Abstract: A file access request is received from an application. One or more file types for the file access request are identified, and one or more file hosts supporting files of the identified one or more file types are also identified. A user interface is displayed, the user interface including a hosted area. Within the hosted area, at least one of the one or more file hosts displays a portion of the user interface identifying one or more files of at least one file host that can be selected for retrieval, or one or more locations that can be selected to which the one or more files are saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, David C. Fields, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Steven J. Ball, Manav Mishra, Tyler K. Beam, Robert H. Liao, Benjamin J. Karas, Matthew P. Duignan, Jensen Harris, Richard Jacob White, Lyon Wong, Dennis L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20210232640
    Abstract: Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe creation and management of a contact associated with a document. A contact for a document in a first application may be created. The contact may be used to add content, from a second application, to the document. The contact may be stored. Contact data for the contact may be transmitted to one or more processing devices. An exemplary created contact may be used to transfer content from one or more applications to a document of another application. Other examples are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rolf EBELING, Alan URDAN, Annice JUMANI, YuBeen LEE, Shikha DESAI, Paul SCUDIERI, Stephanie COOPER, Taili FENG, Yu MAO, Allison WHILDEN, Ruth KIKIN-GIL, Alicia DRUMMOND
  • Patent number: 10997253
    Abstract: Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe creation and management of a contact associated with a document. A contact for a document in a first application may be created. The contact may be used to add content, from a second application, to the document. The contact may be stored. Contact data for the contact may be transmitted to one or more processing devices. An exemplary created contact may be used to transfer content from one or more applications to a document of another application. Other examples are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rolf Ebeling, Alan Urdan, Annice Jumani, YuBeen Lee, Shikha Desai, Paul Scudieri, Stephanie Cooper, Taili Feng, Yu Mao, Allison Whilden, Ruth Kikin-Gil, Alicia Drummond
  • Patent number: 10963626
    Abstract: In non-limiting examples of the present disclosure, systems and methods for providing customizable electronic document review options within electronic document processing applications are provided. An analysis of an electronic document may be performed comprising a review of an electronic document for a plurality of style issues, a plurality of spelling issues and a plurality of grammar issues. A proofing task pane having a plurality of selectable options may be displayed. A total number of identified issues associated with each of the plurality of style issues, the plurality of spelling issues and the plurality of grammar issues may be displayed in the task pane based on the analysis of the electronic document. A value associated with the electronic document may be calculated based on a fluency metric associated with the electronic document and an indication of the fluency value for the electronic document may be displayed in the task pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenichiro Chiba, Alfredo Arnaiz, Dermot McLoughlin, Nicole Michel, Hani Farouq Abu-Huwaij, Rolf Ebeling, Shikha Devesh Desai, Maria Isabel R. Carpenter, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Michael Koenig
  • Publication number: 20200356527
    Abstract: A file access request is received from an application. One or more file types for the file access request are identified, and one or more file hosts supporting files of the identified one or more file types are also identified. A user interface is displayed, the user interface including a hosted area. Within the hosted area, at least one of the one or more file hosts displays a portion of the user interface identifying one or more files of at least one file host that can be selected for retrieval, or one or more locations that can be selected to which the one or more files are saved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, David C. Fields, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Steven J. Ball, Manav Mishra, Tyler K. Beam, Robert H. Liao, Benjamin J. Karas, Matthew P. Duignan, Jensen Harris, Richard Jacob White, Lyon Wong, Dennis L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20200050642
    Abstract: Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe creation and management of a contact associated with a document. A contact for a document in a first application may be created. The contact may be used to add content, from a second application, to the document. The contact may be stored. Contact data for the contact may be transmitted to one or more processing devices. An exemplary created contact may be used to transfer content from one or more applications to a document of another application. Other examples are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rolf EBELING, Alan URDAN, Annice JUMANI, YuBeen LEE, Shikha DESAI, Paul SCUDIERI, Stephanie COOPER, Taili FENG, Yu MAO, Allison WHILDEN, Ruth KIKIN-GIL, Alicia DRUMMOND
  • Patent number: 10482132
    Abstract: Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe creation and management of a contact associated with a document. A contact for a document in a first application may be created. The contact may be used to add content, from a second application, to the document. The contact may be stored. Contact data for the contact may be transmitted to one or more processing devices. An exemplary created contact may be used to transfer content from one or more applications to a document of another application. Other examples are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rolf Ebeling, Alan Urdan, Annice Jumani, YuBeen Lee, Shikha Desai, Paul Scudieri, Stephanie Cooper, Taili Feng, Yu Mao, Allison Whilden, Ruth Kikin-Gil, Alicia Drummond
  • Patent number: 10346479
    Abstract: A system level search user interface that includes both a data entry portion and a search identification portion is displayed. Data input by a user as a search term is displayed in the data entry portion, and identifiers of each of one or more scopes on the computing device that can be searched using the search term are displayed in the search identification portion. Search results based on a selected scope are displayed in a search results portion of the system level search user interface. A set of keyboard shortcuts allow users to quickly search using any of the scopes, and see previews of a number of results that each of the scopes return. Additionally, the system level search user interface allow users to easily focus on different search result entries, and efficiently change scopes for searching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian E. Uphoff, Xiao Wei, Priya Vaidyanathan, Edward Boyle Averett, Rolf A. Ebeling, Michael J. Gilmore, Manav Mishra
  • Publication number: 20180314709
    Abstract: A file access request is received from an application. One or more file types for the file access request are identified, and one or more file hosts supporting files of the identified one or more file types are also identified. A user interface is displayed, the user interface including a hosted area. Within the hosted area, at least one of the one or more file hosts displays a portion of the user interface identifying one or more files of at least one file host that can be selected for retrieval, or one or more locations that can be selected to which the one or more files are saved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, David C. Fields, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Steven J. Ball, Manav Mishra, Tyler K. Beam, Robert H. Liao, Benjamin J. Karas, Matthew P. Duignan, Jensen Harris, Richard Jacob White, Lyon Wong, Dennis L. Davis
  • Patent number: 10078627
    Abstract: Collaboration cards are provided to enable people to collaborate and receive instant replies to comments or questions from anywhere in a collaboratively generated document. A collaborator may add somebody's name to a collaboration card and ask that person for information, for example. That person may receive the question/comment via an email, a text message, a posting, or comparable communication methods, and respond back with the requested information through the same communication channel or another communication channel. The replied content may be placed into the collaboration card created in the document, and the original sender may be enabled to accept a change to the document content based on the collaboration card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Shikha Desai, Gary Caldwell, Rolf Ebeling, Taili Feng, Paul Scudieri, Sung Joon Won, Eugene Y. Suh, Ruth Kikin-Gil, Patrick Davis, Derik Stenerson, Suzan Marashi, Navneet Kambo, Zachary Burstain, Erin O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10042851
    Abstract: A file access request is received from an application. One or more file types for the file access request are identified, and one or more file hosts supporting files of the identified one or more file types are also identified. A user interface is displayed, the user interface including a hosted area. Within the hosted area, at least one of the one or more file hosts displays a portion of the user interface identifying one or more files of at least one file host that can be selected for retrieval, or one or more locations that can be selected to which the one or more files are saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, David C. Fields, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Steven J. Ball, Manav Mishra, Tyler K. Beam, Robert H. Liao, Benjamin J. Karas, Matthew P. Duignan, Jensen Harris, Richard Jacob White, Lyon Wong, Dennis L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20170270113
    Abstract: Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe creation and management of a contact associated with a document. A contact for a document in a first application may be created. The contact may be used to add content, from a second application, to the document. The contact may be stored. Contact data for the contact may be transmitted to one or more processing devices. An exemplary created contact may be used to transfer content from one or more applications to a document of another application. Other examples are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rolf Ebeling, Alan Urdan, Annice Jumani, YuBeen Lee, Shikha Desai, Paul Scudieri, Stephanie Cooper, Taili Feng, Michelle Mao, Allison Whilden, Ruth Kikin-Gil, Alicia Drummond
  • Publication number: 20170220360
    Abstract: In non-limiting examples of the present disclosure, systems and methods for providing customizable electronic document review options within electronic document processing applications are provided. An analysis of an electronic document may be performed comprising a review of an electronic document for a plurality of style issues, a plurality of spelling issues and a plurality of grammar issues. A proofing task pane having a plurality of selectable options may be displayed. A total number of identified issues associated with each of the plurality of style issues, the plurality of spelling issues and the plurality of grammar issues may be displayed in the task pane based on the analysis of the electronic document. A value associated with the electronic document may be calculated based on a fluency metric associated with the electronic document and an indication of the fluency value for the electronic document may be displayed in the task pane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenichiro Chiba, Alfredo Arnaiz, Dermot McLoughlin, Nicole Michel, Hani Farouq Abu-Huwaij, Rolf Ebeling, Shikha Devesh Desai, Maria Isabel R. Carpenter, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Michael Koenig
  • Publication number: 20170147547
    Abstract: Collaboration cards are provided to enable people to collaborate and receive instant replies to comments or questions from anywhere in a collaboratively generated document. A collaborator may add somebody's name to a collaboration card and ask that person for information, for example. That person may receive the question/comment via an email, a text message, a posting, or comparable communication methods, and respond back with the requested information through the same communication channel or another communication channel. The replied content may be placed into the collaboration card created in the document, and the original sender may be enabled to accept a change to the document content based on the collaboration card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Shikha Desai, Gary Caldwell, Rolf Ebeling, Taili Feng, Paul Scudieri, Sung Joon Won, Eugene Suh, Ruth Kikin-Gil, Patrick Davis, Derik Stenerson, Suzan Marashi, Navneet Kambo, Zachary Burstain, Erin O'Connell
  • Patent number: 9244802
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for presenting a resource user interface. These techniques present, in a summary section of a user interface, multiple selectable resource tiles that each include real-time and/or static information corresponding to one of multiple resources of a computing device. Each of the multiple selectable resource tiles are presented simultaneously, which enables a user to compare live, real-time resource usage for different resources of the computing device. Further, these techniques present, in a detailed view section of the user interface, additional real-time resource information and/or a real-time resource graph corresponding to a selected one of the multiple resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Yalovsky, Christina L. Rhodes, Rolf A. Ebeling, Peter Seraphim Ponomarev, Matthew P. Duignan
  • Patent number: 9201687
    Abstract: Various embodiments for process relationship management are described. In at least some embodiments, a user interface is presented that provides an integrated view of processes that are running on a computing device and relationships between the processes. For example, the user interface can display a visual indication that a first process is related to a second process and that if a user closes the first process, the second process will also close as a result. Further to one or more embodiments, the user interface can display status messages regarding processes, such as that a process is not responding to a request to close or that a process is waiting on user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christina L. Rhodes, Matthew P. Duignan, Peter Seraphim Ponomarev, Mark Yalovsky, Rolf A. Ebeling
  • Patent number: 9037565
    Abstract: A system level search user interface that includes both a data entry portion and an application identification portion is displayed. User data input as a search term is displayed in the data entry portion, and identifiers of each of one or more applications of multiple applications on the computing device that can be searched using the search term are displayed in the application identification portion. The search term is provided to one application of the multiple applications for that one application to generate and display search results based on the search term while the display of at least the data entry portion of the system level search user interface is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Priya Vaidyanathan, Stephanie M. Monk, Brandon H. Paddock, Richard Jacob White, Edward Boyle Averett, Rolf A. Ebeling, Michael J. Gilmore, Manav Mishra, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Marc Wautier, Dona Sarkar, Brendan D. Elliott, Kwong K. Leung, Arun Gurunathan
  • Publication number: 20140325380
    Abstract: A file access request is received from an application. One or more file types for the file access request are identified, and one or more file hosts supporting files of the identified one or more file types are also identified. A user interface is displayed, the user interface including a hosted area. Within the hosted area, at least one of the one or more file hosts displays a portion of the user interface identifying one or more files of at least one file host that can be selected for retrieval, or one or more locations that can be selected to which the one or more files are saved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, David C. Fields, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Steven J. Ball, Manav Mishra, Tyler K. Beam, Robert H. Liao, Benjamin j. Karas, Matthew P. Duignan, Jensen Harris, Richard Jacob White, Lyon Wong, Dennis L. Davis
  • Patent number: 8863022
    Abstract: Two different process management views can be displayed, and a user can request to switch between the two views. The user can select a process in either view and have the selected process terminated. One view is a simplified view that identifies processes and whether they are non-responsive. The other view is an expanded view that identifies processes and the amount of various system resources used by each of those processes. Various additional information can be displayed in the expanded view, such as identifiers of various windows, tabs, and/or services associated with each of the processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christina L. Rhodes, Mark Yalovsky, Rolf A. Ebeling, John Corey Morgan, Shawn M. Woods, Ryan M. Hurst, Jonathan M. Au, Peter Seraphim Ponomarev, Jason C. Hendrickson, Hemchand Alla, Yau N. Chin, Stuart Sechrest, Mehmet Iyigun, Yevgeniy Bak, Ishfaq M. Ismail, Jeffrey C. Fuller, Prashant Ratanchandani
  • Patent number: 8819586
    Abstract: A file access request is received from an application. One or more file types for the file access request are identified, and one or more file hosts supporting files of the identified one or more file types are also identified. A user interface is displayed, the user interface including a hosted area. Within the hosted area, at least one of the one or more file hosts displays a portion of the user interface identifying one or more files of at least one file host that can be selected for retrieval, or one or more locations that can be selected to which the one or more files are saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, David C. Fields, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Steven J. Ball, Manav Mishra, Tyler K. Beam, Robert H. Liao, Benjamin J. Karas, Matthew P. Duignan, Jensen Harris, Richard Jacob White, Lyon Wong, Dennis L. Davis