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).

  • Publication number: 20110310026
    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: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Shawna Julie Davis, Peter G. Chin, Tirthankar Sengupta, Priyanka Singhal, Benjamin F. Carter, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Publication number: 20110239153
    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: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin F. Carter, Priyanka Singhal, Shawna Julie Davis, Tirthankar Sengupta, Jeffrey Cheng-Yao Fong, Ryan Terry Bickel, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Publication number: 20110202836
    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: May 20, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    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: 20110201387
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for providing feedback and guidance to touch screen device users to improve the text entry user experience and performance through the use of indicators such as feedback semaphores. Also disclosed are suggestion candidates, which allow a user to quickly select next words to add to text input data, or replacement words for words that have been designated as incorrect. According to one embodiment, a method comprises receiving text input data, providing an indicator for possible correction of the text input data, displaying suggestion candidates associated with alternative words for the data, receiving a single touch screen input selecting one of the suggestion candidates, and modifying the input data using the word associated with the selected suggestion candidate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy S. Paek, Itai Almog, Eric Norman Badger, Tirthankar Sengupta, Shawna Julie Davis, Matthew J. Bennett, Bryan W. Nealer
  • Patent number: 7933632
    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: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Wayne Flynt, Bryan T. Agnetta, Sally Louise Barton, Eduardo L. Escardo-Raffo, Tirthankar Sengupta, Peter G. Chin, Hok-Sum Horace Luke
  • Publication number: 20100293056
    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: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Flynt, Bryan T. Agnetta, Sally Louise Barton, Eduardo L. Escardo-Raffo, Tirthankar Sengupta, Peter G. Chin, Hok-Sum Horace Luke
  • 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