Patents by Inventor Sabrina Boler

Sabrina Boler 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: 20170300123
    Abstract: One or more pages are displayed on a display. A page-turning gesture is recognized. Responsive to such recognition, a virtual page turn that lifts a portion of the page is displayed on the display. One side of the lifted portion of the page is visible through the other side of the lifted portion of the page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Georg PETSCHNIGG, Jonathan Reed HARRIS, Joshua J. HINDS, Sabrina BOLER
  • Patent number: 9760178
    Abstract: One or more pages are displayed on a display. A page-turning gesture is recognized. Responsive to such recognition, a virtual page turn that lifts a portion of the page is displayed on the display. One side of the lifted portion of the page is visible through the other side of the lifted portion of the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Patent number: 9760179
    Abstract: One or more pages are displayed on a touch display. A page-flipping gesture directed to a displayed page is recognized. Responsive to such recognition, a virtual page flip is displayed on the touch display. The virtual page flip turns successive pages to a landing page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Publication number: 20160203445
    Abstract: A mobile computing device establishes a first communication connection with a remotely-located server and receives at least one work order from the server. The work order indicates one or more measurement tasks associated with specified equipment to be measured and one or more required measurement tools for performing each measurement task. The work order is displayed to a user, and in response to the user bringing the mobile computing device into a communication range of a required measurement tool for at least one measurement task in the work order, the mobile computing device establishes a second communication connection with the required measurement tool and receives measurement data pertaining to the specified equipment. In response to receipt of the measurement data, the mobile computing device automatically associates the measurement data with one or more specific data entry fields of the work order pertaining to the measurement task performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Bradey David Honsinger, Jordan Schlichting, Jenny Lai, John Neeley, Jamie Martin, Sabrina Boler
  • Patent number: 9015614
    Abstract: Text that is selected at a virtual keyboard is submitted to and displayed at an application data field another data field, such as a keyboard data field, that can be in closer proximity to the virtual keys used to select the text. Thus, a user does not have to alter their field of view to the application data field to determine what was submitted to the application data field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John Christopher Whytock, Ali Moradd Vassigh, Sabrina Boler
  • Patent number: 8930834
    Abstract: A graphical user interface system is described in which users can be located at any angle. Different application interfaces can be generated on the display to appear in different orientations, such that different users sitting at different positions around the periphery of a display surface may each have an interface that is readable and accessible. The location and orientation of a new interface may be specified by user request, or may be automatically determined based on a characteristic of the request, such as the location of a tap or the direction of a swipe gesture. Interfaces may be radial in nature, and may have a central origin on the display, or at corners of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Derek E. Sunday, Chris Whytock, Dane Storrusten, Sabrina Boler, Nicole Coddington
  • Publication number: 20130298069
    Abstract: One or more pages are displayed on a touch display. A page-flipping gesture directed to a displayed page is recognized. Responsive to such recognition, a virtual page flip is displayed on the touch display. The virtual page flip turns successive pages to a landing page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Publication number: 20130290895
    Abstract: One or more pages are displayed on a display. A page-turning gesture is recognized. Responsive to such recognition, a virtual page turn that lifts a portion of the page is displayed on the display. One side of the lifted portion of the page is visible through the other side of the lifted portion of the page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Patent number: 8499251
    Abstract: One or more pages are displayed on a touch display. A page-turning gesture directed to a displayed page is recognized. Responsive to such recognition, a virtual page turn is displayed on the touch display. The virtual page turn actively follows the page-turning gesture. The virtual page turn curls a lifted portion of the page to progressively reveal a back side of the page while progressively revealing a front side of a subsequent page. A lifted portion of the page is given an increased transparency that allows the back side of the page to be viewed through the front side of the page. A page-flipping gesture quickly flips two or more pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Patent number: 8330733
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive electronic display device including one or more touch-sensitive display screens and interface software. The touch-sensitive display screen(s) and interface software are configured to be responsive to touch inputs and, in the case of a multi-screen workspace, the interface software is operable to allow inputs made in connection with a first screen to generate an inertial movement of a displayed object which results in the object moving to and coming to rest on another of the screens. The touch-sensitive screen and interface software may also be configured to receive hand touch inputs and pen touch inputs, with the interface software being operable to dynamically mask regions of the touch-sensitive display to discriminate between or selectively permit/reject different types of inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Patent number: 8327285
    Abstract: Text that is selected at a virtual keyboard is submitted to and displayed at an application data field and is echoed at a keyboard data field that is in relatively close proximity to virtual keys used to select the text. Thus, a user does not have to alter their field of view to the application data field to determine what was submitted to the application data field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: John Christopher Whytock, Ali Moradd Vassigh, Sabrina Boler
  • Patent number: 8319736
    Abstract: Touch sensitive computing systems and methods are provided. The touch sensitive computing device may include a touch sensitive display configured to receive a touch input. A gesture recognition module may be coupled with the touch sensitive display, and may be configured to receive the touch input. The gesture recognition module may also be configured to determine, based on the touch input, and by selecting from a plurality of different predefined gestures, a recognized gesture that corresponds to the touch input. The touch sensitive computing device may also include a personal information management (PIM) module including a PIM database. The PIM module may be configured to apply a selected item shown on the touch sensitive display to a selected one of a plurality of different PIM schemas of the PIM database. The selected one of the PIM schemas may be selected based on the recognized gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Publication number: 20120030609
    Abstract: Text that is selected at a virtual keyboard is submitted to and displayed at an application data field and is echoed at a keyboard data field that is in relatively close proximity to virtual keys used to select the text. Thus, a user does not have to alter their field of view to the application data field to determine what was submitted to the application data field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: John Christopher Whytock, Ali Moradd Vassigh, Sabrina Boler
  • Patent number: 8078984
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for replicating text at a virtual keyboard. Characters submitted to, displayed at, or accumulated for submission to an application data field are echoed at a keyboard data field that is in relatively close proximity to virtual keys used to enter the characters. Thus, a user does not have to alter their field of view to the application data field to determine what was submitted to the application data field, what was entered at the application data field, or what is to be submitted to the application data field. Accordingly, embodiments of the invention permit a user to much more easily see what they typed using a virtual keyboard. The need to alter a visual field of focus between an application data field and a virtual keyboard is significantly reduced, if not eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: John Christopher Whytock, Ali Moradd Vassigh, Sabrina Boler
  • Publication number: 20100182246
    Abstract: Touch sensitive computing systems and methods are provided. The touch sensitive computing device may include a touch sensitive display configured to receive a touch input. A gesture recognition module may be coupled with the touch sensitive display, and may be configured to receive the touch input. The gesture recognition module may also be configured to determine, based on the touch input, and by selecting from a plurality of different predefined gestures, a recognized gesture that corresponds to the touch input. The touch sensitive computing device may also include a personal information management (PIM) module including a PIM database. The PIM module may be configured to apply a selected item shown on the touch sensitive display to a selected one of a plurality of different PIM schemas of the PIM database. The selected one of the PIM schemas may be selected based on the recognized gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Publication number: 20100182247
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive electronic display device including one or more touch-sensitive display screens and interface software. The touch-sensitive display screen(s) and interface software are configured to be responsive to touch inputs and, in the case of a multi-screen workspace, the interface software is operable to allow inputs made in connection with a first screen to generate an inertial movement of a displayed object which results in the object moving to and coming to rest on another of the screens. The touch-sensitive screen and interface software may also be configured to receive hand touch inputs and pen touch inputs, with the interface software being operable to dynamically mask regions of the touch-sensitive display to discriminate between or selectively permit/reject different types of inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Publication number: 20100175018
    Abstract: One or more pages are displayed on a touch display. A page-turning gesture directed to a displayed page is recognized. Responsive to such recognition, a virtual page turn is displayed on the touch display. The virtual page turn actively follows the page-turning gesture. The virtual page turn curls a lifted portion of the page to progressively reveal a back side of the page while progressively revealing a front side of a subsequent page. A lifted portion of the page is given an increased transparency that allows the back side of the page to be viewed through the front side of the page. A page-flipping gesture quickly flips two or more pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Publication number: 20080320410
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for replicating text at a virtual keyboard. Characters submitted to, displayed at, or accumulated for submission to an application data field are echoed at a keyboard data field that is in relatively close proximity to virtual keys used to enter the characters. Thus, a user does not have to alter their field of view to the application data field to determine what was submitted to the application data field, what was entered at the application data field, or what is to be submitted to the application data field. Accordingly, embodiments of the invention permit a user to much more easily see what they typed using a virtual keyboard. The need to alter a visual field of focus between an application data field and a virtual keyboard is significantly reduced, if not eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Christopher Whytock, Ali Moradd Vassigh, Sabrina Boler
  • Publication number: 20070220444
    Abstract: A graphical user interface system is described in which users can be located at any angle. Different application interfaces can be generated on the display to appear in different orientations, such that different users sitting at different positions around the periphery of a display surface may each have an interface that is readable and accessible. The location and orientation of a new interface may be specified by user request, or may be automatically determined based on a characteristic of the request, such as the location of a tap or the direction of a swipe gesture. Interfaces may be radial in nature, and may have a central origin on the display, or at corners of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Derek Sunday, Chris Whytock, Dane Storrusten, Sabrina Boler, Nicole Coddington
  • Publication number: 20060187241
    Abstract: An original media object, such as an image, is edited without loss of the data comprising the media object. Changes applied to the media object are defined by metadata associated with the media object. For example, metadata define the cropping of an original JPEG image without loss of the original image. The metadata from a previous editing session can be used to further revising a change to the media object. Preferably, the metadata are stored as a stream in a substorage of an object linking and embedding (OLE) file. For display purposes, and for ease of modification, an edited version of the media object is stored as another stream of data in the substorage of the OLE file. The edited version of the media object is preferably compressed and serves as an intermediate object for faster display during editing and as a surrogate if the original media object is unavailable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sabrina Boler, Karen Baker, Robert Gruhl, Robert Young, Thomas Getzinger