Patents by Inventor Sally Barton

Sally Barton 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: 20070240079
    Abstract: The subject disclosure pertains to systems and methods for providing an improved user interface for mobile devices. Access to data and services from multiple software applications can be provided through a group or list of items. Each group or list can include multiple items, which can be associated with data or tasks from multiple applications. The set of groups of items can be both customizable and extensible to allow users to locate and utilize data and tasks relevant to the particular user. The set of item groups can provide users with a filtered view of content available through the mobile device, enhancing access to subset of data and tasks available on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Flynt, Bryan Agnetta, Sally Barton, Peter Chin
  • Publication number: 20070082707
    Abstract: The subject disclosure pertains to systems and methods for providing an improved user interface for mobile devices. Data and services available through the mobile device can be represented as a set of tiles maintained in a display space. The tiles provide a snapshot of the current state of content available through the mobile device without requiring any interaction by the user. The tiles and display space are customizable and can be dynamically updated to display content to a user. In addition, tiles can provide functionality, including simple tasks to a user without requiring the user to navigate away from the tile display space. Tiles can also provide quick access to start software applications. Tiles can be organized in the display space by the user or the tiles can be automatically grouped based upon associated metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Flynt, Bryan Agnetta, Sally Barton, Eduardo Escardo-Raffo, Tirthankar Sengupta, Peter Chin, Hok-Sum Luke
  • Publication number: 20070067738
    Abstract: The subject disclosure pertains to systems and methods for providing an improved user interface for mobile devices. Access to data and services from multiple software applications can be provided through a group or list of items. Each group or list can include multiple items, which can be associated with data or tasks from multiple applications. The set of groups of items can be both customizable and extensible to allow users to locate and utilize data and tasks relevant to the particular user. The set of item groups can provide users with a filtered view of content available through the mobile device, enhancing access to subset of data and tasks available on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Flynt, Bryan Agnetta, Sally Barton, Peter Chin
  • Publication number: 20070067726
    Abstract: The subject disclosure pertains to systems and methods for providing an improved user interface for mobile devices. A user interface can obtain content including data and associated tasks from a set of software applications. Consequently, users can access content from multiple applications without navigating away from the user interface. The system architecture is extensible, providing for the addition of applications and user interfaces without requiring modification of the existing applications or user interfaces. Applications can register data suppliers capable of retrieving data from the underlying data store for the application and task executors capable of acting on the data. A user interface can generate a query requesting a class of data and specifying a context used to filter possible results. The system can determine the appropriate data suppliers, distribute queries and return the assembled results to the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Flynt, Bryan Agnetta, Sally Barton, Peter Chin, Vinoo Cherian, Timothy Benton, Eduardo Escardo-Raffo, Ardan Arac, Shashank Gupta, Keith Bentley
  • Publication number: 20060248183
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable medium, and a computing device enable a user or other entity to select and/or customize alerts that can be triggered based on a notification event to thereby improve the ability of a mobile device to assist the user in distinguishing between multiple notification events. A user can create one or more separate and independent profiles for use with a mobile device. The user can preemptively control call interruptions and/or provide a type of alert used by the mobile device to inform the user of a particular notification event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Sally Barton