Patents by Inventor TYLER BEAM

TYLER BEAM 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: 20140358887
    Abstract: A search service accesses application content accessible via one or more enumerated applications. The search service ranks the accessed application content in combination with non-application content to produce a combined ranking. Responsive to a search query, the search service provides one or more search results based on the combined ranking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Max Glenn Morris, Robert Emmett Kolba, JR., Yi Li, Kang Li, Tyler Beam, Kyle Beck, Rylan Hawkins, Daniel Oliver, Sandy Wong, Shajib Sadhukha
  • Patent number: 8515946
    Abstract: System and methods for directing a federated search using a location description file to locate a data source are provided. For a federated search, a location description may be used to describe the location of each data source searched, and may further be used to connect the user to that particular data source. The format of such a location description file may include several elements, some of which provide information on how to display the file (e.g., name, description, author, icon link, etc.) and other elements (e.g., simple location, location type, etc.) are used to connect the user to the location of the data source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Paolo Marcucci, Carlos Brito, Chris McConnell, Evgeny Tvorun, Scott Hysom, Tyler Beam
  • Publication number: 20090228471
    Abstract: Methods, and computer-readable media for presenting search results in a folder hierarchy are provided. Embodiments of the present invention include providing a navigation portion in which data sources to be searched are selected, and an input portion into which search criteria may be submitted. Items within the selected data sources that match the search criteria are identified and presented as a folder hierarchy. The folder hierarchy may only include items that satisfy the search criteria, but otherwise is consistent with the native folder hierarchy in which the items normally reside. In one embodiment, the initial presentation of the search results includes only top-level folders that contain, at some level, items that satisfy the search criteria. The items can be located by drilling down from the top-level folders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: DAVID DAWSON, PAUL GUSMORINO, CHRIS GUZAK, KEN TUBBS, TYLER BEAM, LYON WONG
  • Publication number: 20090222411
    Abstract: System and methods for directing a federated search using a location description file to locate a data source are provided. For a federated search, a location description may be used to describe the location of each data source searched, and may further be used to connect the user to that particular data source. The format of such a location description file may include several elements, some of which provide information on how to display the file (e.g., name, description, author, icon link, etc.) and other elements (e.g., simple location, location type, etc.) are used to connect the user to the location of the data source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: PAOLO MARCUCCI, CARLOS BRITO, CHRIS MCCONNELL, EVGENY TVORUN, SCOTT HYSOM, TYLER BEAM
  • Publication number: 20070016870
    Abstract: A control panel having task pages is described. State information is retained through interaction with various task pages and pushed to other task pages to eliminate redundant information or requests for previously provided information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Anastasia Doerr, Tyler Beam, Ales Holecek
  • Publication number: 20070016872
    Abstract: In an electronic file system, preview information is provided to the user during a drag operation of a selected object onto a target object. The information indicates what type(s) of action is to be taken should the selected object be dropped onto the target object. The action(s) to be taken may depend upon the type of the selected object and/or the type of the target object. For example, where the selected object is an item and the target object is a persisted auto-list, the action may include adding, removing, or modifying one or more properties of the selected object to conform to one or more criteria defined by the persisted auto-list. Also, numerical feedback may be provided to the user where multiple objects are selected. For example, where seven objects are selected, the textual number “7” may appear next to the cursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Cummins, Cornelis Van Dok, David De Vorchik, Stephan Hoefnagels, Timothy McKee, Tyler Beam
  • Publication number: 20060242163
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for storing and retrieving thumbnail images in a per-user/per-system thumbnail cache. One or more data files may be used to store thumbnail images of varying sizes. An index is updated with the location or locations of thumbnails for a particular file, the URL and modification time of which may be used as a key to finding the thumbnails within the index. Direct memory mapping of thumbnail images are provided. Concurrency techniques are utilized to maintain cooperative access to the cache among multiple processes. Cache contents which are orphaned or unused are reclaimed for use by newer or more frequently used thumbnail images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Marc Miller, Brenda Yanity, David De Vorchik, Fabrice Debry, Jeffrey Belt, Manuel Millot, Paul Gusmorino, Paul Cutsinger, Robert Sinclair, Tyler Beam
  • Publication number: 20060070007
    Abstract: In an electronic file system, preview information is provided to the user during a drag operation of a selected object onto a target object. The information indicates what type(s) of action is to be taken should the selected object be dropped onto the target object. The action(s) to be taken may depend upon the type of the selected object and/or the type of the target object. For example, where the selected object is an item and the target object is a persisted auto-list, the action may include adding, removing, or modifying one or more properties of the selected object to conform to one or more criteria defined by the persisted auto-list. Also, numerical feedback may be provided to the user where multiple objects are selected. For example, where seven objects are selected, the textual number “7” may appear next to the cursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Cummins, Cornelis Van Dok, David De Vorchik, Stephan Hoefnagels, Timothy McKee, Tyler Beam
  • Publication number: 20060036568
    Abstract: A file system shell is provided. One aspect of the shell provides virtual folders which expose regular files and folders to users in different views based on their metadata instead of the actual physical underlying file system structure on the disk. Users are able to work with the virtual folders through direct manipulation (e.g., clicking and dragging, copying, pasting, etc.). Filters are provided for narrowing down sets of items. Quick links are provided which can be clicked on to generate useful views of the sets of items. Libraries are provided which consist of large groups of usable types of items that can be associated together, along with functions and tools related to the items. A virtual address bar is provided which comprises a plurality of segments, each segment corresponding to a filter for selecting content. A shell browser is provided with which users can readily identify an item based on the metadata associated with that item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Moore, Giampiero Sierra, Richard Banks, Lyon Wong, Relja Ivanovic, Paul Gusmorino, Tyler Beam, Timothy McKee, Jeffrey Belt, David De Vorchik, Chris Guzak, Aidan Low, Kenneth Tubbs, Colin Anthony, Sasanka Chalivendra, Marieke Watson, Gerald Joyce, Alex Wade, Benjamin Betz, Ahsan Kabir, Donna Andrews, Patrice Miner, Paul Cutsinger
  • Publication number: 20060020899
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for displaying icons in accordance with user preferences. The method includes providing a user with a size selection mechanism for selecting an icon size from a range of sizes. The method additionally includes searching a set of stored resources related to the underlying file and generating the icon in the selected size based upon the stored resources. The method may additionally include selecting an icon type including one of an image icon, a detail icon and a generic icon based on at least one of the user's size selection and the represented file. Furthermore, the icon display system of the invention positions labels and overlays in the vicinity of the icon based upon the selected size of the icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Gusmorino, Tyler Beam, Raymond Chen, Charles Cummins, Robert Day, Colin Anthony, Jenny Lam, Isaac Sheldon, David De Vorchik
  • Publication number: 20050251748
    Abstract: In a display of properties (or metadata) for multiple selected files, properties may be aggregated. Visual differentiation may be used to associate displayed aggregated values with one or more selected files to which the values pertain. Multi-value properties may also be aggregated and differentiated and/or accentuated. When aggregating multiple multi-value properties, steps may be taken to carry relative priority or positioning assigned by each of the selected files to which the multi-value properties pertain. Aggregated multi-value properties may include prompt text informing them of editing options, and users may edit properties by editing the displayed aggregated properties. Changes to the aggregated properties may be applied to the properties of the various selected files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Gusmorino, Ben Karas, David De Vorchik, Marcus Harvey, Patrice Miner, Tyler Beam, Timothy McKee
  • Publication number: 20050251758
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for displaying icons in accordance with user preferences. The method includes providing a user with a size selection mechanism for selecting an icon size from a range of sizes. The method additionally includes searching a set of stored resources related to the underlying file and generating the icon in the selected size based upon the stored resources. The method may additionally include selecting an icon type including one of a traditional icon and thumbnail icon based on at least one of the user's size selection and the represented file. Furthermore, the icon display system may position labels and overlays in the vicinity of the icon based upon the selected size and aspect ratio of the icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Cummins, Paul Gusmorino, Jeffrey Belt, Jenny Lam, Tyler Beam, David De Vorchik, Raymond Chen
  • Publication number: 20050246647
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for selecting a view mode and a preferred setting within that view mode for displaying one or more items in a screen display. A single user input indicates the selected view mode. The input mechanism can be a hardware device, such as a keyboard or mouse, or a software control presented in a graphical user interface. The software control includes a graphical depiction of the current view mode. A preferred setting for each available view mode may be stored and activated by the software control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Tyler Beam, David De Vorchik, Colin Anthony, Charles Cummins, Giampiero Sierra, Kenneth Tubbs
  • Publication number: 20050246645
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for selecting a view mode from a plurality of view modes and for selecting a setting within the selected view mode for displaying one or more items in a screen display. A single user input indicates both a selected view mode and a selected setting within that view mode. The input mechanism can be a hardware device, such as a keyboard or mouse, or a software control presented in a graphical user interface. The software view control may include a setting range display indicating a plurality of available settings, a view mode range display indicating a plurality of available view modes corresponding to the plurality of available settings, and a user selection component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Tyler Beam, David De Vorchik, Colin Anthony, Charles Cummins, Giampiero Sierra, Kenneth Tubbs
  • Publication number: 20050246643
    Abstract: A previewing system that permits selection from a plurality of interactive previewers for use in a system shell browser is disclosed. The previews may be extensible, such that different application developers may write custom previews for different file types, and the shell browser may follow established criteria to select an appropriate preview. The user may enter criteria to control which previewers are used for different situations, such as when certain file types are selected for previewing. Size of an available display area for the preview may be a criterion, such that resizing the preview area may cause a different preview to be displayed. The preview may be executed as a separate process from the browser so that crashes and hangs in the previewer process do not fatally affect the browser process. Previews may be incorporated within common file dialogs offered by an underlying operating system, such that different applications may share the common previewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Gusmorino, Aidan Low, Charles Cummins, David De Vorchik, Judson Hally, Scott Hysom, Tyler Beam, Lyon Wong, Jonathan Rosenberg, Rhae-Christie Shaw
  • Publication number: 20050246646
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for selecting a setting within a selected view mode for displaying one or more items in a screen display. Continuous and discrete controls are simultaneously presented to the user. Input is accepted from either the continuous control or from the discrete control. The input mechanism can be a hardware device, such as a keyboard or mouse, or a software control presented in a graphical user interface. The continuous control includes a setting range display, visually indicating the range over which the setting may be adjusted, and a setting selection indicator visually indicating the current selection. The discrete setting control has a mode range display and a set of one or more discrete default settings which are available for selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Tyler Beam, David De Vorchik, Colin Anthony, Charles Cummins, Giampiero Sierra, Kenneth Tubbs
  • Publication number: 20050240878
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for displaying icons in accordance with user preferences. The method includes providing a user with a size selection mechanism for selecting an icon size from a range of sizes. The method additionally includes searching a set of stored resources related to the underlying file and generating the icon in the selected size based upon the stored resources. The method may additionally include selecting an icon type including one of a traditional icon and thumbnail icon based on at least one of the user's size selection and the represented file. Furthermore, the icon display system of the invention positions labels and overlays in the vicinity of the icon based upon the selected size of the icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Colin Anthony, Tyler Beam, Raymond Chen, Charles Cummins, Robert Day, Paul Gusmorino, Jenny Lam, Isaac Sheldon, David De Vorchik
  • Publication number: 20050216864
    Abstract: A method, system and article of manufacture suitable for rendering a graphical user interface including at least one viewable graphical element, the graphical element having a filename associated therewith, the filename being absent from the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: Scott Dart, Colin Anthony, Jingyang Xu, Jae Park, Benjamin Perry, Tyler Beam
  • Publication number: 20050188174
    Abstract: A tool for creating collections of data objects is described. The tool may include a basket or list pane control in an explorer frame that includes interfaces for receiving and displaying data objects, or shortcuts to data objects, that are selected by a user to be included in a collection such as a static list. The list pane control may be employed by itself to make collections, or it may be hosted by another software object, such as an explorer frame that contains both the list pane control and one or more user interfaces, such as a navigation pane, that a user can employ to navigate an operating system shell and provide data objects to the list pane control, which remains rooted in a single collection as the user navigates throughout the file system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Guzak, Cornelis Van Dok, David De Vorchik, Timothy McKee, Tyler Beam, Jeffrey Belt