Patents by Inventor Susan Woolf

Susan Woolf 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: 20050193100
    Abstract: A networked computing environment in which a computing device is configured according to configuration information associated with a detected communication network is presented. As a computer detects a change in the network to which it is connected, the computer obtains configuration information associated with the newly detected network. According to the configuration information, the computer is configured such that some computer functions are presented and/or made available and accessible, while other computer functions are hidden and/or made unavailable and inaccessible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Inventors: Susan Woolf, Roland Fernandez, Wistar Rinearson, Bradford Gillespie
  • Publication number: 20050034056
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for simultaneously displaying multiple-contexts in a page-oriented viewing architecture utilize the concept of page pinning in which a portion of a first document context is displayed as a fixed frame overlayed on or placed beside the display of a second document context. A user may navigate within the second document context while viewing the portion of the first document context as a pinned page on the display. Thus, a single navigational focus is maintained even though multiple contexts are displayed in the page-oriented architecture. Page pinning may be used to view two non-contiguous locations in a single electronic document or to view two pages of respective different electronic documents. A pinned page can be used to hold a particular context while a command set is executed from a command document viewed as the second context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Darryl Rubin, Jonathan Cluts, Susan Woolf, John Beezer
  • Publication number: 20020099552
    Abstract: The present invention provides an audio recording/playback tool that is integrated with an information viewer that simplifies recording and playback of audio annotations. The invention also provides alternative techniques to retrieve, categorize and sort the audio annotations including the ability to associate audio annotations with either pages of a document or specific points inside a page. Further, the invention synchronizes audio playback and document navigation actions. The invention supports the storage of the audio annotations in a variety of formats including the annotations stored as discrete clips labeled with properties and stored in an external database that permits, among other things, exchanging of annotations between users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Darryl Rubin, Sheng Jiang, Jonathan Cluts, Susan Woolf