Patents by Inventor Tsz Yan Wong

Tsz Yan Wong 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: 20220147235
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is described herein for efficiently and reliably interacting with a nonconforming application component in a windowing environment. The nonconforming application component corresponds to a type of application (such as, but not limited to, an immersive-type full-screen application) that was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment, or was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment of a certain type. In some implementations, the computer-implemented technique generates a composite window by: creating a system-owned frame; receiving an application-owned window; and creating the composite window by combining the frame and the application-owned window. The technique can thereafter control the composite window by performing operations on the composite window via its system-owned frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yaou Wei, Christopher E. Swan, Alex Snitkovskiy, Tsz Yan Wong, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Steven J. Tricanowicz, Brian D. Beck, Miron Vranjes
  • Patent number: 11194459
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is described herein for efficiently and reliably interacting with a nonconforming application component in a windowing environment. The nonconforming application component corresponds to a type of application (such as, but not limited to, an immersive-type full-screen application) that was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment, or was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment of a certain type. In some implementations, the computer-implemented technique generates a composite window by: creating a system-owned frame; receiving an application-owned window; and creating the composite window by combining the frame and the application-owned window. The technique can thereafter control the composite window by performing operations on the composite window via its system-owned frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yaou Wei, Christopher E. Swan, Alex Snitkovskiy, Tsz Yan Wong, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Steven J. Tricanowicz, Brian D. Beck, Miron Vranjes
  • Patent number: 10620772
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of providing universal back navigation for multiple windows. Universal back navigation allows universal back functionality to transition between operating in an in-application context and a cross-application context. In the in-application context, operation of the universal back functionality is restricted to functionality of an application (e.g., a single application) to which user instructions are to be currently directed by default. In the cross-application context, operation of the universal back functionality is not restricted to functionality of the application to which user instructions are to be currently directed by default.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lavanya Vasudevan, Miron Vranjes, Jeremy M. Bowen, Christopher Doan, Tsz Yan Wong, Chaitanya D. Sareen, Carmen Zlateff, Abhishek Malani, Christopher E. Swan, Richard Fang, Christian Klein
  • Patent number: 10417018
    Abstract: Desktop as an immersive application techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an immersive environment module is configured to provide an immersive shell through which a user may interact with applications of a computing device. The immersive environment module is further configured to provide a desktop shell within the immersive shell to support additional techniques for interaction with the application of the computing device. The desktop shell, for instance, may be configured for accessibility similar to that provided to applications in the immersive shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian S. LeVee, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Jennifer Nan, Patrice L. Miner, Alice P. Steinglass, Tsz Yan Wong, Theresa B. Pittappilly, Raymond J. Chen
  • Publication number: 20190187885
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is described herein for efficiently and reliably interacting with a nonconforming application component in a windowing environment. The nonconforming application component corresponds to a type of application (such as, but not limited to, an immersive-type full-screen application) that was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment, or was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment of a certain type. In some implementations, the computer-implemented technique generates a composite window by: creating a system-owned frame; receiving an application-owned window; and creating the composite window by combining the frame and the application-owned window. The technique can thereafter control the composite window by performing operations on the composite window via its system-owned frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yaou Wei, Christopher E. Swan, Alex Snitkovskiy, Tsz Yan Wong, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Steven J. Tricanowicz, Brian D. Beck, Miron Vranjes
  • Patent number: 10303325
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling a multi-application environment. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable multi-application environments having combinations of immersive interfaces, windows-based interfaces, and a desktop treated as an immersive interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Jarrett, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Nils Anders Sundelin, Bret P. Anderson, Tsz Yan Wong, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Patrice L. Miner, Jensen Harris, David A. Matthews, Jennifer Nan, Matthew I. Worley
  • Patent number: 10198167
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is described herein for efficiently and reliably interacting with a nonconforming application component in a windowing environment. The nonconforming application component corresponds to a type of application (such as, but not limited to, an immersive-type full-screen application) that was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment, or was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment of a certain type. In some implementations, the computer-implemented technique generates a composite window by: creating a system-owned frame; receiving an application-owned window; and creating the composite window by combining the frame and the application-owned window. The technique can thereafter control the composite window by performing operations on the composite window via its system-owned frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yaou Wei, Christopher E. Swan, Alex Snitkovskiy, Tsz Yan Wong, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Steven J. Tricanowicz, Brian D. Beck, Miron Vranjes
  • Patent number: 9843665
    Abstract: Desktop as an immersive application techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an immersive environment module is configured to provide an immersive shell through which a user may interact with applications of a computing device. The immersive environment module is further configured to provide a desktop shell within the immersive shell to support additional techniques for interaction with the application of the computing device. The desktop shell, for instance, may be configured for accessibility similar to that provided to applications in the immersive shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian S. LeVee, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Jennifer Nan, Patrice L. Miner, Alice P. Steinglass, Tsz Yan Wong, Theresa B. Pittappilly, Heiwad Hamidy Osman, Raymond J. Chen
  • Patent number: 9594603
    Abstract: A window management system manages the placement of a window of a target application within a user interface. A source application launches the target application. The window management system arbitrates placement of a window of a target application within the user interface based on a target application placement preference parameter and a source application placement preference parameter. The window management system displays the window of the target application within the user interface according to the arbitrated placement. The window management system can also display a window of the source application within the user interface according to the arbitrated placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Richie Fang, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Matthew Isaac Worley, Chaitanya Sareen, Jake Sabulsky, Charing Wong (Tsz Yan Wong), Alice Steinglass
  • Publication number: 20170068428
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses for managing an immersive interface in a multi-application immersive environment. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable a user to alter sizes and/or a layout of multiple immersive interfaces with as little as one selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tsz Yan Wong, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Nils A. Sundelin, Bret P. Anderson, Patrice L. Miner, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Robert J. Jarrett, Jennifer Nan
  • Publication number: 20170031532
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of providing universal back navigation for multiple windows. Universal back navigation allows universal back functionality to transition between operating in an in-application context and a cross-application context. In the in-application context, operation of the universal back functionality is restricted to functionality of an application (e.g., a single application) to which user instructions are to be currently directed by default. In the cross-application context, operation of the universal back functionality is not restricted to functionality of the application to which user instructions are to be currently directed by default.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Lavanya Vasudevan, Miron Vranjes, Jeremy M. Bowen, Christopher Doan, Tsz Yan Wong, Chaitanya D. Sareen, Carmen Zlateff, Abhishek Malani, Christopher E. Swan, Richard Fang, Christian Klein
  • Publication number: 20170017381
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is described herein for efficiently and reliably interacting with a nonconforming application component in a windowing environment. The nonconforming application component corresponds to a type of application (such as, but not limited to, an immersive-type full-screen application) that was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment, or was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment of a certain type. In some implementations, the computer-implemented technique generates a composite window by: creating a system-owned frame; receiving an application-owned window; and creating the composite window by combining the frame and the application-owned window. The technique can thereafter control the composite window by performing operations on the composite window via its system-owned frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Yaou Wei, Christopher E. Swan, Alex Snitkovskiy, Tsz Yan Wong, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Steven J. Tricanowicz, Brian D. Beck, Miron Vranjes
  • Patent number: 9535565
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to maintaining a tiled arrangement of application windows as a user inserts application windows into a managed display region. A tiled arrangement is an arrangement where windows do not overlap each other and substantially maximize window occupation of the display region. Generally, when a user inserts an application window the tiled arrangement is maintained by resizing any previously present application windows. Where to insert a window, which displayed windows to resize and to what extent can be determined based on factors such as user input, any prior manual adjustment of the tiled arrangement, and/or minimum window sizes. Whether tile arranging is performed in a managed or curated fashion (e.g., by sharing space equally among windows) or in a semi-curated fashion may be determined by taking into account any of the aforementioned factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Jesse Satterfield, Matthew Worley, Nils Sundelin, Tsz Yan Wong, Bret Anderson, Robert Jarrett, Chaitanya Sareen, Alice Steinglass
  • Patent number: 9535597
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses for managing an immersive interface in a multi-application immersive environment. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable a user to alter sizes and/or a layout of multiple immersive interfaces with as little as one selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tsz Yan Wong, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Nils A. Sundelin, Bret P. Anderson, Patrice L. Miner, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Robert J. Jarrett, Jennifer Nan
  • Publication number: 20160306531
    Abstract: Window-invoking functionality is described herein for leveraging context information to present a graphical control element (e.g., a window) of an application in a manner that most likely corresponds to the underlying intent of a user. By doing so, the window-invoking functionality improves the efficiency of the user in interacting with the application, and also reduces consumption of computing resources. In one implementation, the window-invoking functionality includes an information gathering component for collecting the context information, and an invocation component for selecting a particular virtual desktop on which to present the graphical control element, based on the context information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Tsz Yan Wong, Richard Fang, Michael A. Seibert, Christopher Doan, Christopher E. Swan, Christopher R. Anthony, Yaou Wei, Adam E. Barrus, Chaitanya Dev Sareen
  • Patent number: 9430130
    Abstract: A computing device includes an immersive environment module for facilitating simultaneous display of a plurality of applications on a display device without relying on system chrome. At least a first of the applications is displayed in a primary region of the display. The computing device also includes a UI management component for enabling a user selection of an application for simultaneous display on the display device with at least one other application. Processing logic is configured to determine a size in at least one direction of content of a user-selected application as it is displayed on a non-primary region of the display device simultaneous with display of content of the first application on the primary region of the display device. The determination is based at least in part on one or more pre-defined size requirements specified by the selected application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Matthews, Matthew I. Worley, Nils A. Sundelin, Tsz Yan Wong
  • Patent number: 9329774
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses for switching back to a previously-interacted-with application. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable selection of a user interface not currently exposed on a display through a simple gesture that is both easy-to-use and remember.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Tsz Yan Wong, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Matthew I. Worley, Bret P. Anderson, Nils A. Sundelin, Patrice L. Miner, Jennifer Nan, Robert J. Jarrett, David A. Matthews
  • Publication number: 20160085388
    Abstract: Desktop environment differentiation in virtual desktop techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a user is logged into a corresponding single user account of an operating system of a computing device. Functionality accessible via the single user account is exposed to implement a plurality of virtual desktops associated with the single user account. Each of the plurality of virtual desktops including a user interface that is configured to have an associated collection of windows corresponding to applications and desktop environments that are differentiated, one from another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Fang, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Tsz Yan Wong, Michael A. Seibert, Richard W. Zarick, Jeremy Bowen, Tyler J. Donahue, Raju Jain, Kyle T. Beck
  • Publication number: 20160077685
    Abstract: Operating system virtual desktop techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a plurality of virtual desktops are implemented by a single operating system of a computing device. Each of the virtual desktops includes a user interface that is configured to have an associated collection of windows that correspond to applications. Access to the plurality of virtual desktops is managed by the operating system that is navigable by a user to interact with associated collection of representations of application and windows corresponding to the applications by switching between the plurality of virtual desktops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Fang, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Tsz Yan Wong, Michael A. Seibert, Richard W. Zarick, Jeremy Bowen, Tyler J. Donahue, Raju Jain, Kyle T. Beck
  • Publication number: 20160034157
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling region-based sizing and positioning of application windows. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable sizing and positioning of application windows to provide an optimized layout of application windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Nils Anders Sundelin, Oliver R. Jones, Alex Snitkovskiy, Bret P. Anderson, Roberto S. Francioso, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Tsz Yan Wong, Michael A. Seibert