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David Otto Whitt III, Eric Joseph Wahl, David C Vandervoort, Todd David Pleake, Rob Huala, Summer L Schneider, Robyn Rebecca Reed McLaughlin, Matthew David Mickelson, Joel Lawrence Pelley, Timothy C Shaw, Ralf Groene, Hua Wang, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Karsten Aagaard: Flexible hinge spine. Microsoft Corporation, Tony Azure, Andrew Sanders, Micky Minhas, April 15, 2014: US08699215 (73 worldwide citation)

Flexible hinge spine techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a flexible hinge is configured to communicatively and physically couple an input device to a computing device and may implement functionality such as a support layer and minimum bend radius. The input device may also incl ...


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Yi Lu, Olivier Contant, Wei Zhao, Anirban Banerjee, Abhishek Abhishek, Yue Chen: Differentiated management of wireless connectivity. Microsoft Corporation, Andrew Sanders, Micky Minhas, July 29, 2014: US08793304 (68 worldwide citation)

In some embodiments, a wireless management service provides the capability to manage connectivity between a device and one or more wireless networks on a differentiated basis. For example, network profiles may be managed in a way that is influenced by the identity of the user, such that profiles whi ...


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Nazia Zaman, Tyler J Donahue, Ethan Nelson Ray, Maverick J Velasco: Progressively indicating new content in an application-selectable user interface. Microsoft Corporation, Sung Kim, Andrew Sanders, Micky Minhas, September 9, 2014: US08830270 (50 worldwide citation)

This document describes techniques for progressively indicating new content in an application-selectable user interface. These techniques permit a user to view indications of new content for applications progressively, rather than all at one time. By so doing, the techniques may avoid mentally or vi ...


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Jan Kristian Markiewicz, Gerrit H Hofmeester, Orry W Soegiono, Jon Gabriel Clapper, Jennifer Marie Wolfe, Chantal M Leonard, Theresa B Pittappilly, Holger Kuehnle, John C Whytock: Cross-slide gesture to select and rearrange. Microsoft Corporation, Sung Kim, Andrew Sanders, Micky Minhas, April 1, 2014: US08687023 (50 worldwide citation)

Cross slide gestures for touch displays are described. In at least some embodiments, cross slide gestures can be used on content that pans or scrolls in one direction, to enable additional actions, such as content selection, drag and drop operations, and the like. In one or more embodiments, a cross ...


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Adrian J Garside, Milena Salman, Vivek Y Tripathi: Tile cache. Microsoft Corporation, Bryan Webster, Andrew Sanders, Micky Minhas, December 30, 2014: US08922575 (45 worldwide citation)

Tile cache techniques are described. In at least some embodiments, a tile cache is maintained that stores tile content for a plurality of tiles. The tile content is ordered in the tile cache to match a visual order of tiles in a graphical user interface. When tiles are moved (e.g., panned and/or scr ...


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Weerapan Wilairat: Touch pull-in gesture. Microsoft Corporation, Sung Kim, Andrew Sanders, Micky Minhas, September 16, 2014: US08836648 (43 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of a touch pull-in gesture are described. In various embodiments, a touch input is detected that starts at an edge of a touch-screen and progresses as an expanding contact region from the edge of the touch-screen toward approximately a center region of the touch-screen while the touch in ...


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Nazia Zaman, Adrian J Garside, Christopher T Bush, Lindsey R Barcheck, Chantal M Leonard, Jesse Clay Satterfield: Application reporting in an application-selectable user interface. Microsoft Corporation, Sung Kim, Andrew Sanders, Micky Minhas, April 1, 2014: US08689123 (38 worldwide citation)

This document describes techniques for application reporting in an application-selectable user interface. These techniques permit a user to view reports for applications in a user interface through which these applications may be selected. By so doing, a user may quickly and easily determine which a ...


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Nicole Coddington: Changing of list views on mobile device. Microsoft Corporation, Aaron Chatterjee, Andrew Sanders, Micky Minhas, March 11, 2014: US08669945 (38 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments related to a hand-held mobile computing device are disclosed. One disclosed embodiment comprises a hand-held mobile computing device having a touch-sensitive display forming a surface of the hand-held mobile computing device configured to receive touch input. The hand-held mobile ...


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Travis Leithead, Justin E Rogers, Miladin Pavlicic, Curtis Cheng Cheng Man, Yong Qu, Nathan J E Furtwangler, Reza A Nourai, Steven Edward Lucco: Memory model for a layout engine and scripting engine. Microsoft Corporation, Andrew Sanders, Micky Minhas, Wolfe SBMC, April 1, 2014: US08689182 (35 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments provide an interface between a Web browser's layout engine and a scripting engine. The interface enables objects from the layout engine to be recognized by a memory manager in the scripting engine and interact in a streamlined, efficient manner. In accordance with one or more emb ...


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Shamik Bandyopadhyay, Donald A Barnett, Vikram Kapoor, Veronica Y Law, Kathryn C Lemson, Tirthankar Sengupta, Divya Tyamagundlu, Ahmad Bilal: Above-lock camera access. Microsoft Corporation, Sung Kim, Andrew Sanders, Micky Minhas, August 19, 2014: US08811948 (33 worldwide citation)

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 embodim ...