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: 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
  • Patent number: 8719727
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses for managing an immersive environment. These techniques and/or apparatuses enable a user to select when, where, or under what conditions to present applications in this immersive environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Matthews, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Stephan Hoefnagels, Rolf A. Ebeling, Nils A. Sundelin, Bret P. Anderson, Matthew I. Worley, Gabriel S. DeBacker, Robert J. Jarrett
  • Publication number: 20130298051
    Abstract: Collection user interface techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a plurality of inputs are recognized as gestures received via interaction with a user interface to navigate through a file system of a computing device and select representations of objects managed by file system of the computing device, at least two of which are accessible via different devices. In response, copies of the representations are displayed by the computing device in a collection portion of the user interface. An option is output in conjunction with the collection portion by the computing device that is selectable to initiate a command to be performed using the objects that have corresponding representations included in the collection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, Lyon Wong, Aaron W. Cardwell, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Manav Mishra, Jensen Harris, Kavitha Radhakrishnan, Benjamin J. Karas
  • Patent number: 8418257
    Abstract: Collection user interface techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a plurality of inputs are recognized as gestures received via interaction with a user interface to navigate through a file system of a computing device and select representations of objects managed by file system of the computing device, at least two of which are accessible via different devices. In response, copies of the representations are displayed by the computing device in a collection portion of the user interface. An option is output in conjunction with the collection portion by the computing device that is selectable to initiate a command to be performed using the objects that have corresponding representations included in the collection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, Lyon Wong, Aaron W. Cardwell, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Manav Mishra, Jensen Harris, Kavitha Radhakrishnan, Benjamin J. Karas
  • Publication number: 20130067381
    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: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Yalovsky, Christina L. Rhodes, Rolf A. Ebeling, Peter Seraphim Ponomarev, Matthew P. Duignan
  • Publication number: 20130067398
    Abstract: Semantic zoom techniques are described. In one or more implementations, techniques are described that may be utilized by a user to navigate to content of interest. These techniques may also include a variety of different features, such as to support semantic swaps and zooming “in” and “out.” These techniques may also include a variety of different input features, such as to support gestures, cursor-control device, and keyboard inputs. A variety of other features are also supported as further described in the detailed description and figures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Theresa B. Pittappilly, Rebecca Deutsch, Orry W. Soegiono, Nicholas R. Waggoner, Holger Kuehnle, Moneta Ho Kushner, William D. Carr, Ross N. Luengen, Paul J. Kwiatkowski, Adam George Barlow, Scott D. Hoogerwerf, Aaron W. Cardwell, Benjamin J. Karas, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Jan-Kristian Markiewicz, Gerrit H. Hofmeester, Robert Disano
  • Publication number: 20130061162
    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: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christina L. Rhodes, Matthew P. Duignan, Peter Seraphim Ponomarev, Mark Yalovsky, Rolf A. Ebeling
  • Publication number: 20130061167
    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: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20120304119
    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: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20120297344
    Abstract: A unified search and browse experience may be provided by combining filters that are based on folder location with filters that are based on search criteria. In one example, a user opens a file explorer program and is presented with an initial set of filters. Some of the filters may be folder names, and other filters may be search queries. The user chooses a filter, and then continues to refine the set of files that he or she is looking for by successively selecting new filters and/or typing new filters free-form. The new filters may be folder names or search criteria. The system may suggest new filters based on analysis of files and/or past user behavior. A filter chain records the user's history of having added filters, and the user may add, delete, or replace filters in the chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tira Cohene, Rolf Ebeling, Priya Vaidyanathan
  • Publication number: 20120159382
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses for managing an immersive environment. These techniques and/or apparatuses enable a user to select when, where, or under what conditions to present applications in this immersive environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: David A. Matthews, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Stephan Hoefnagels, Rolf A. Ebeling, Nils A. Sundelin, Bret P. Anderson, Matthew I. Worley, Gabriel S. DeBacker, Robert J. Jarrett
  • Publication number: 20120124677
    Abstract: Collection user interface techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a plurality of inputs are recognized as gestures received via interaction with a user interface to navigate through a file system of a computing device and select representations of objects managed by file system of the computing device, at least two of which are accessible via different devices. In response, copies of the representations are displayed by the computing device in a collection portion of the user interface. An option is output in conjunction with the collection portion by the computing device that is selectable to initiate a command to be performed using the objects that have corresponding representations included in the collection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, Lyon Wong, Aaron W. Cardwell, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Manav Mishra, Jensen Harris, Kavitha Radhakrishnan, Benjamin J. Karas
  • Publication number: 20120124502
    Abstract: File management user interface techniques are described. In one or more implementations, properties of a file are displayed in a user interface by a computing device. In response to selection of a particular one of the properties in the user interface, one or more representations of one or more other files that include a corresponding value of the particular property are displayed, respectively, of the file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, Aryeh N. Polsky, Rolf A. Ebeling, Benjamin A. Betz, Christopher J. Guzak, Brendan M. Dohm, Michael J. Gilmore, Arun Gurunathan
  • Publication number: 20120124072
    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: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    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: 20120124091
    Abstract: Application file system access techniques are described. In implementations, a request is received by one or more modules via an application programming interface from an application that is executed on the computing device to access a file system of a computing device. A portion is exposed in a user interface by the one or more modules, the portion having an option that is selectable by a user to confirm that access is to be granted, the portion exposed such that the application is not aware of what is contained in the portion. Responsive to selection of the option, access is granted to the application by the one or more modules such that the application is not aware of where in the file system the access is granted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lyon Wong, Scott D. Hoogerwerf, Manav Mishra, Steven J. Ball, Samuel J. Moreau, Jensen Harris, Benjamin J. Karas, Kavitha Radhakrishnan, Rolf A. Ebeling, Robert H. Liao, Aaron W. Cardwell, Michael J. Gilmore
  • Patent number: D664560
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Gilmore, Rolf Ebeling, Scott Hoogerwerf
  • Patent number: D666625
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Gilmore, Rolf Ebeling, Scott Hoogerwerf
  • Patent number: D691635
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Rolf Ebeling, Melinda Knight
  • Patent number: D692021
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Rolf Ebeling, Melinda Knight
  • Patent number: D693368
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Rolf Ebeling, Melinda Knight, Tom Alphin, III, Maverick Velasco