Patents by Inventor Tirthankar Sengupta

Tirthankar Sengupta 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: 10698604
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for providing feedback and guidance to touch screen device users to improve the text entry user experience and performance. According to one embodiment, a method comprises receiving a text entry, receiving input on a touch screen in the form of a first single touch input located over a word of previously entered text, and presenting the user with one or more suggestion candidates indicated possible replacement words related to the selected word. The user can then select one of the suggestion candidates using a second single touch input to replace the selected word with a word associated with the selected suggestion candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Norman Badger, Drew Elliott Linerud, Itai Almog, Timothy S. Paek, Parthasarathy Sundararajan, Kenneth R. Walters, Andrew Douglas Peterson, Shawna Julie Davis, Tirthankar Sengupta
  • Patent number: 10686932
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for allowing smart phone users to “capture the moment” by allowing easy access to a camera application when a mobile device is in an above-lock (or locked) mode, while also preventing unauthorized access to other smart phone functionality. According to one embodiment of the disclosed technology, a method of operating a mobile device having an above-lock state and a below-lock state comprises receiving input data requesting invocation of an camera application when the mobile device is in the above-lock state and invoking the requested camera application on the device, where one or more functions of the requested application are unavailable as a result of the mobile device being in the above-lock state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shamik Bandyopadhyay, Donald A. Barnett, Vikram Kapoor, Veronica Y. Law, Kathryn C. Lemson, Tirthankar Sengupta, Divya Tyamagundlu, Ahmad Bilal
  • Publication number: 20190012076
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for providing feedback and guidance to touch screen device users to improve the text entry user experience and performance. According to one embodiment, a method comprises receiving a text entry, receiving input on a touch screen in the form of a first single touch input located over a word of previously entered text, and presenting the user with one or more suggestion candidates indicated possible replacement words related to the selected word. The user can then select one of the suggestion candidates using a second single touch input to replace the selected word with a word associated with the selected suggestion candidate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Norman Badger, Drew Elliott Linerud, Itai Almog, Timothy S. Paek, Parthasarathy Sundararajan, Kenneth R. Walters, Andrew Douglas Peterson, Shawna Julie Davis, Tirthankar Sengupta
  • Patent number: 10126936
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for providing feedback and guidance to touch screen device users to improve the text entry user experience and performance. According to one embodiment, a method comprises receiving a text entry, receiving input on a touch screen in the form of a first single touch input located over a word of previously entered text, and presenting the user with one or more suggestion candidates indicated possible replacement words related to the selected word. The user can then select one of the suggestion candidates using a second single touch input to replace the selected word with a word associated with the selected suggestion candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Norman Badger, Drew Elliott Linerud, Itai Almog, Timothy S. Paek, Parthasarathy Sundararajan, Kenneth R. Walters, Andrew Douglas Peterson, Shawna Julie Davis, Tirthankar Sengupta
  • Publication number: 20170070606
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for allowing smart phone users to “capture the moment” by allowing easy access to a camera application when a mobile device is in an above-lock (or locked) mode, while also preventing unauthorized access to other smart phone functionality. According to one embodiment of the disclosed technology, a method of operating a mobile device having an above-lock state and a below-lock state comprises receiving input data requesting invocation of an camera application when the mobile device is in the above-lock state and invoking the requested camera application on the device, where one or more functions of the requested application are unavailable as a result of the mobile device being in the above-lock state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shamik Bandyopadhyay, Donald A. Barnett, Vikram Kapoor, Veronica Y. Law, Kathryn C. Lemson, Tirthankar Sengupta, Divya Tyamagundlu, Ahmad Bilal
  • Patent number: 9521247
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for allowing smart phone users to “capture the moment” by allowing easy access to a camera application when a mobile device is in an above-lock (or locked) mode, while also preventing unauthorized access to other smart phone functionality. According to one embodiment of the disclosed technology, a method of operating a mobile device having an above-lock state and a below-lock state comprises receiving input data requesting invocation of an camera application when the mobile device is in the above-lock state and invoking the requested camera application on the device, where one or more functions of the requested application are unavailable as a result of the mobile device being in the above-lock state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shamik Bandyopadhyay, Donald A. Barnett, Vikram Kapoor, Veronica Y. Law, Kathryn C. Lemson, Tirthankar Sengupta, Divya Tyamagundlu, Ahmad Bilal
  • Publication number: 20160103812
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for providing feedback and guidance to touch screen device users to improve the text entry user experience and performance. According to one embodiment, a method comprises receiving a text entry, receiving input on a touch screen in the form of a first single touch input located over a word of previously entered text, and presenting the user with one or more suggestion candidates indicated possible replacement words related to the selected word. The user can then select one of the suggestion candidates using a second single touch input to replace the selected word with a word associated with the selected suggestion candidate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Norman Badger, Drew Elliott Linerud, Itai Almog, Timothy S. Paek, Parthasarathy Sundararajan, Kenneth R. Walters, Andrew Douglas Peterson, Shawna Julie Davis, Tirthankar Sengupta
  • Patent number: 9292161
    Abstract: A pointer tool in a touch-screen display is disclosed. The method includes activating a pointer tool in a touch screen display in response to contact with an area of the touch screen and persisting the displaying of the pointer tool in the touch screen display after the contact with the touch screen is removed. Once editing data is received, the pointer tool is removed from the touch screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin F. Carter, Priyanka Singhal, Shawna Julie Davis, Tirthankar Sengupta, Jeffrey Cheng-Yao Fong, Ryan Terry Bickel, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Patent number: 9165257
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for providing feedback and guidance to touch screen device users to improve the text entry user experience and performance. According to one embodiment, a method comprises receiving a text entry, receiving input on a touch screen in the form of a first single touch input located over a word of previously entered text, and presenting the user with one or more suggestion candidates indicated possible replacement words related to the selected word. The user can then select one of the suggestion candidates using a second single touch input to replace the selected word with a word associated with the selected suggestion candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Norman Badger, Drew Elliott Linerud, Itai Almog, Timothy S. Paek, Parthasarathy Sundararajan, Kenneth R. Walters, Andrew Douglas Peterson, Shawna Julie Davis, Tirthankar Sengupta
  • Patent number: 9064247
    Abstract: Card applets associated with an electronic wallet are activated and deactivated based on user-defined rules. Based on the rules and a device state, a card emulation state and card applet states are modified to enable or disable completion of transactions. The transactions are between a computing device and a reader such as a point-of-sale terminal. In some embodiments, a user designates a plurality of the card applets as fast cards capable of completing a transaction via near-field communication (NFC) interaction without user input at a time of the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthias Baer, Michael Connolly, Alejandro Steckler, Sogol Malekzadeh, Tirthankar Sengupta
  • Patent number: 9046984
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a user interface for mobile devices enable data and services available through the mobile device to 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: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Flynt, Bryan T. Agnetta, Sally Louise Barton, Eduardo L. Escardo-Raffo, Tirthankar Sengupta, Peter G. Chin, Hok-Sum Horace Luke
  • Patent number: 9020565
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a user interface for mobile devices enable data and services available through the mobile device to 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: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Flynt, Bryan T. Agnetta, Sally Louise Barton, Eduardo Escardo-Raffo, Tirthankar Sengupta, Peter G. Chin, Hok-Sum Horace Luke
  • Publication number: 20150050916
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for allowing smart phone users to “capture the moment” by allowing easy access to a camera application when a mobile device is in an above-lock (or locked) mode, while also preventing unauthorized access to other smart phone functionality. According to one embodiment of the disclosed technology, a method of operating a mobile device having an above-lock state and a below-lock state comprises receiving input data requesting invocation of an camera application when the mobile device is in the above-lock state and invoking the requested camera application on the device, where one or more functions of the requested application are unavailable as a result of the mobile device being in the above-lock state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Shamik Bandyopadhyay, Donald A. Barnett, Vikram Kapoor, Veronica Y. Law, Kathryn C. Lemson, Tirthankar Sengupta, Divya Tyamagundlu, Ahmad Bilal
  • Patent number: 8811948
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for allowing smart phone users to “capture the moment” by allowing easy access to a camera application when a mobile device is in an above-lock (or locked) mode, while also preventing unauthorized access to other smart phone functionality. According to one embodiment of the disclosed technology, a method of operating a mobile device having an above-lock state and a below-lock state comprises receiving input data requesting invocation of an camera application when the mobile device is in the above-lock state and invoking the requested camera application on the device, where one or more functions of the requested application are unavailable as a result of the mobile device being in the above-lock state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Shamik Bandyopadhyay, Donald A. Barnett, Vikram Kapoor, Veronica Y. Law, Kathryn C. Lemson, Tirthankar Sengupta, Divya Tyamagundlu, Ahmad Bilal
  • Patent number: 8704783
    Abstract: The described embodiments allow for the selection of content in a touch screen display. The method includes detecting a single tap on a word of text in a text editing field in a touch screen, and responsive to the single tap selecting the word of text in whole. In another embodiment additional content can be selected. Contact with selected content displayed in a touch screen can be detected. The contact with the touch screen can be detected moving in a direction along the selected content. Additional content is selected by selecting a word of text adjacent to the selected content being contacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Shawna Julie Davis, Peter G. Chin, Tirthankar Sengupta, Priyanka Singhal, Benjamin F. Carter, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Publication number: 20130339166
    Abstract: Card applets associated with an electronic wallet are activated and deactivated based on user-defined rules. Based on the rules and a device state, a card emulation state and card applet states are modified to enable or disable completion of transactions. The transactions are between a computing device and a reader such as a point-of-sale terminal. In some embodiments, a user designates a plurality of the card applets as fast cards capable of completing a transaction via near-field communication (NFC) interaction without user input at a time of the transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthias Baer, Michael Connolly, Alejandro Steckler, Sogol Malekzadeh, Tirthankar Sengupta
  • Publication number: 20120173339
    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: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Flynt, Bryan T. Agnetta, Sally Louise Barton, Eduardo Escardo-Raffo, Tirthankar Sengupta, Peter G. Chin, Hok-Sum Horace Luke
  • Publication number: 20120064946
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for allowing sizing adjustment of a filmstrip view, wherein multiple images are displayed simultaneously on a touch screen. In one embodiment, a user can scale images down in a filmstrip view in order to increase a number of visible images. In another embodiment, the scaling of a filmstrip view can be dynamically modified based on scrolling speed. For example, the faster a user flicks a touch screen (i.e., the faster the gesture speed), the smaller the image size of the filmstrip so that more images appear on a single screen. By reducing the size of the images, the user can customize the filmstrip view and scroll through more images at a higher speed without dropping images or information. Additionally, the resolution can remain constant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Voetberg, Donald A. Barnett, Tracy Ard, Peter Giffin, Tirthankar Sengupta, Veronica Y. Law
  • Publication number: 20120009896
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for allowing smart phone users to “capture the moment” by allowing easy access to a camera application when a mobile device is in an above-lock (or locked) mode, while also preventing unauthorized access to other smart phone functionality. According to one embodiment of the disclosed technology, a method of operating a mobile device having an above-lock state and a below-lock state comprises receiving input data requesting invocation of an camera application when the mobile device is in the above-lock state and invoking the requested camera application on the device, where one or more functions of the requested application are unavailable as a result of the mobile device being in the above-lock state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Shamik Bandyopadhyay, Donald A. Barnett, Vikram Kapoor, Veronica Y. Law, Kathryn C. Lemson, Tirthankar Sengupta, Divya Tyamagundlu, Ahmad Bilal
  • Patent number: D668665
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Liang Chen, Christopher Acker, Tirthankar Sengupta