Patents by Inventor Zeke Odins-Lucas

Zeke Odins-Lucas 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: 9910569
    Abstract: An address bar user interface control includes one or more interactive segments. A segment may include one or more filters or selection criteria for selecting content from physical and/or virtual locations. In some instances, a segment may include two or more filters or selection criteria which are logically combined for selecting content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Patrice L. Miner, Zeke Odins-Lucas, David G. De Vorchik, Charles Cummins, Paul A. Gusmorino
  • Patent number: 8615717
    Abstract: An address bar user interface control includes a plurality of interactive segments, each segment including one or more filters or selection criteria for selecting content from physical and/or virtual locations. A segment may include two or more filters or selection criteria which are logically combined such as by a logical “OR” operation. A user may select a child control associated with an interactive segment, i.e., a parent segment, to provide a list of selectable child filters or selection criteria. In response to selection of a child filter or selection criteria, an interactive segment representing the child filter or selection criteria is added to the address bar succeeding the parent segment and the interactive segments subsequent to the parent segment are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Patrice L. Miner, Zeke Odins-Lucas, David G. DeVorchik, Charles Cummins, Paul A. Gusmorino
  • Publication number: 20130298075
    Abstract: An address bar user interface control includes one or more interactive segments. A segment may include one or more filters or selection criteria for selecting content from physical and/or virtual locations. In some instances, a segment may include two or more filters or selection criteria which are logically combined for selecting content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: PATRICE L. MINER, ZEKE ODINS-LUCAS, DAVID G. DeVORCHIK, CHARLES CUMMINS, PAUL A. GUSMORINO
  • Publication number: 20110083097
    Abstract: An address bar user interface control includes a plurality of interactive segments, each segment including one or more filters or selection criteria for selecting content from physical and/or virtual locations. A segment may include two or more filters or selection criteria which are logically combined such as by a logical “OR” operation. A user may select a child control associated with an interactive segment, i.e., a parent segment, to provide a list of selectable child filters or selection criteria. In response to selection of a child filter or selection criteria, an interactive segment representing the child filter or selection criteria is added to the address bar succeeding the parent segment and the interactive segments subsequent to the parent segment are removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: PATRICE L. MINER, ZEKE ODINS-LUCAS, DAVID G. De VORCHIK, CHARLES CUMMINS, PAUL A. GUSMORINO
  • Patent number: 7853890
    Abstract: An address bar user interface control includes a plurality of interactive segments, each segment including one or more filters or selection criteria for selecting content from physical and/or virtual locations. A segment may include two or more filters or selection criteria which are logically combined such as by a logical “OR” operation. A user may select a child control associated with an interactive segment, i.e., a parent segment, to provide a list of selectable child filters or selection criteria. In response to selection of a child filter or selection criteria, an interactive segment representing the child filter or selection criteria is added to the address bar succeeding the parent segment and the interactive segments subsequent to the parent segment are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Patrice L. Miner, Zeke Odins-Lucas, David G. De Vorchik, Charles Cummins, Paul A. Gusmorino
  • Patent number: 7721334
    Abstract: Detection of code-free files is described. According to one implementation, an input file is parsed to recognize a file format. Contents of the input file are checked according to the recognized file format, if available, in an effort to determine whether executable code might exist within the input file. A status is then sent in response to the checking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mihai Costea, Michael Sheldon, Zeke Odins-Lucas, Marc Seinfeld
  • Publication number: 20070240098
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for defining a default handler software application in response to an event at a computer. An event, for example, a user opening a file with a specific extension or accessing a uniform resource locator (URL) with a specific protocol, may trigger the operating system to instantiate a user-level default handler program associated with the event type and the specific user. Users may define user-level default handlers through a centralized user interface maintained by the operating system. During the application installation process, an application may register lists of supported events that the application is capable of handling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Averett, Giles Van der Bogert, Jerry Koh, Michael Sheldon, Zeke Odins-Lucas
  • Publication number: 20070168886
    Abstract: A virtual address bar user interface control is presented. The virtual address bar includes a plurality of interactive segments, each segment corresponding to a predetermined filter for selecting content in a computer file system. Collectively, the interactive segments represent a virtual address for selecting content. Selecting an interactive segment in the virtual address bar causes those segments subsequent to the selected segment to be removed from the virtual address bar. A user may select a peer filter for a segment to replace that segment's current filter and removes those segments subsequent to the updated segment. The virtual address bar can be selectively configured to operate as a conventional address bar, and reconfigured to operate as a virtual address bar. Additional filter segments are added to the end of the existing filter segments. Those existing filter segments that conflict with the added segment are removed from the virtual address bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: J. Hally, Kenneth Koch, Mark Ligameri, Jason Moore, Shaun Kaasten, Richard Banks, Michael Sheldon, David De Vorchik, Zeke Odins-Lucas, Patrice Miner
  • Publication number: 20060242422
    Abstract: Systems and/or methods are described that enable a user to elevate his or her rights. In one embodiment, these systems and/or methods detect a task which is not authorized for a user account. Responsive to detecting the task, the embodiment presents a different user account that is authorized to allow the task and information relating to the task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: James Hong, Jonathan Schwartz, Michael Sheldon, Zeke Odins-Lucas
  • Publication number: 20060225137
    Abstract: When using a clipboard or drag-and-drop interface of a graphical computer interface, a source application includes trust information along with data that is proffered to a target application. The target application conditions its acceptance of such data based on the trust information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Zeke Odins-Lucas, Samuel Fortiner, Marc Silbey
  • Publication number: 20050289482
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) view of a data collection based on an attribute is disclosed. A timeline is provided for displaying files and folders. The timeline may include a focal group that displays detailed information about its contents to the user. Remaining items on the timeline are displayed in less detail and may be positioned to appear further away from the user. A histogram may be provided as part of the view to allow the user to more easily navigate the timeline to find a desired file or folder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Colin Anthony, Stephane St-Michel, Zeke Odins-Lucas, Jordan Schwartz, Richard Banks, Marcus Harvey, Charles Cummins, Charles Stabb, Mark Ligameri
  • Publication number: 20050246725
    Abstract: Certain aspects of a generic user interface command architecture allow an application to host commands for presentation on a computing device. The commands can be written by the same designer or author as the application, or alternatively by other parties (e.g., by a third-party developer). Other aspects of the generic UI command architecture describe an application programming interface (API) that can be used to allow the application to host the commands. Other aspects of the generic UI command architecture describe an activation mechanism by which registered commands can be activated by an application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: Zeke Odins-Lucas, Marc Miller, Paul Gusmorino
  • Publication number: 20050246648
    Abstract: An address bar user interface control includes a plurality of interactive segments, each segment including one or more filters or selection criteria for selecting content from physical and/or virtual locations. A segment may include two or more filters or selection criteria which are logically combined such as by a logical “OR” operation. A user may select a child control associated with an interactive segment, i.e., a parent segment, to provide a list of selectable child filters or selection criteria. In response to selection of a child filter or selection criteria, an interactive segment representing the child filter or selection criteria is added to the address bar succeeding the parent segment and the interactive segments subsequent to the parent segment are removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Patrice Miner, Zeke Odins-Lucas, David De Vorchik, Charles Cummins, Paul Gusmorino
  • Publication number: 20050172339
    Abstract: Detection of code-free files is described. According to one implementation, an input file is parsed to recognize a file format. Contents of the input file are checked according to the recognized file format, if available, in an effort to determine whether executable code might exist within the input file. A status is then sent in response to the checking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Mihai Costea, Michael Sheldon, Zeke Odins-Lucas, Marc Seinfeld
  • Publication number: 20050132227
    Abstract: A trust evaluation framework exposes a common interface that may be used by file transfer clients in the process of retrieving or downloading a file. Using the common interface, each file transfer client can take advantage of multiple trust providers to evaluate the incoming file. In this way, disparate file transfer clients can present a common user experience for downloading or retrieving files. In addition, trust providers may be updated or added to the system without modifying the installed file transfer clients. This enables the user experience to be incrementally improved without updating the installed programs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sterling Reasor, Michael Sheldon, Zeke Odins-Lucas
  • Publication number: 20050091596
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) view of a data collection based on an attribute is disclosed. A timeline is provided for displaying files and folders. The timeline may include a focal group that displays detailed information about its contents to the user. Remaining items on the timeline are displayed in less detail and may be positioned to appear further away from the user. A histogram may be provided as part of the view to allow the user to more easily navigate the timeline to find a desired file or folder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2003
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Colin Anthony, Stephane St-Michel, Zeke Odins-Lucas, Jordan Schwartz, Richard Banks, Marcus Harvey, Charles Cummins, Charles Stabb, Mark Ligameri