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Paul F Ringseth, Roland L Fernandez: Unified event programming model. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman, September 23, 2003: US06625804 (39 worldwide citation)

A unified event programming model standardizes event programming for disparate eventing protocols. The unified event programming model simplifies programming events for different object types by abstracting away protocol-specific details. A protocol-independent compiler construct allows a programmer ...


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George G Robertson, Roland L Fernandez, Morten Holm Petersen: Animated transitions for data visualization. Microsoft Corporation, Lyon & Harr, Mark A Watson, June 15, 2010: US07737979 (21 worldwide citation)

A “Charting Animator” enhances computer-based charting/graphing systems by rendering dynamic animations of chart displays. In general, when a user changes from one chart type to another, adds new data to a chart, or changes, sorts or deletes data, a new chart is generated to replace the old chart. C ...


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Roland L Fernandez, Richard W Stoakley, Gregory L Raiz, Yin Xie, Filipe Fortes, Christopher A Evans: Rendering controls of a web page according to a theme. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, October 18, 2005: US06957394 (17 worldwide citation)

A method of rendering a graphical component of a web page on the display of a computer is provided. The computer has an appearance manager that is adapted to render a graphical component upon receiving a request for the graphical component. The method includes a request by the web page for a graphic ...


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Richard W Stoakley, Gregory L Raiz, Roland L Fernandez, Aaron B Tinling, Christopher Evans: System and theme file format for creating visual styles. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, June 22, 2004: US06753885 (16 worldwide citation)

A method of specifying a visual style for a set of graphical components is provided for use on a computer system having a graphical operating environment. The method includes providing a schema file of available graphical components for which a visual style can be created. In the schema file, each c ...


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Roland L Fernandez, Christopher A Evans, Richard W Stoakley, Gregory L Raiz, Aaron B Tinling, Scott R Hanggie: Extensible schema for defining the visual appearance of computer system components. Microsoft, Banner & Witcoff, April 26, 2005: US06886135 (12 worldwide citation)

A system theme schema file format includes declarations of enumerations, properties, control parts, and control part states for providing extensible theming of the visual appearance of a computer operating system's user interface components. Custom theme schema files can extend the system theme sche ...


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Susan D Woolf, Roland L Fernandez, Wistar D Rinearson, Bradford W Gillespie: System and method for configuring a computer according to a detected network. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, April 21, 2009: US07523212 (11 worldwide citation)

A networked computing environment in which a computing device is configured according to configuration information associated with a detected communication network is presented. As a computer detects a change in the network to which it is connected, the computer obtains configuration information ass ...


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Steven W Macbeth, Roland L Fernandez, Brian R Meyers, Desney S Tan, George G Robertson, Nuria M Oliver, Oscar E Murillo, Mary P Czerwinski: Monitoring group activities. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, January 29, 2013: US08364514 (10 worldwide citation)

A unique monitoring system and method is provided that involves monitoring user activity in order to facilitate managing and optimizing the utilization of various system resources. In particular, the system can monitor user activity, detect when users need assistance with their specific activities, ...


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Steven W Macbeth, Roland L Fernandez, Brian R Meyers, Desney S Tan, George G Robertson, Nuria M Oliver, Oscar E Murillo, Elin R Pedersen, Mary P Czerwinski, Jeanine E Spence: Creating and managing activity-centric workflow. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, July 20, 2010: US07761393 (9 worldwide citation)

A system that can identify, create, update and/or process a workflow based upon a current, past or future activity is disclosed. A ‘workflow’ can be defined as an activity flow that includes interaction with, or assignment of work to, people, devices, or services by a single individual or a group of ...


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Roland L Fernandez, Richard W Stoakley, Chris J Guzak, Scott S Hysom, Scott R Hanggie, Michael A Schmidt, Louis Amadio, Christopher Evans: Application programming interface for changing the visual style. Microsoft Corporation, Merchant & Gould, March 29, 2005: US06873337 (8 worldwide citation)

A method of communicating between a graphical component library and an appearance manager is provided that includes issuing a request, that includes component defining parameters, for rendering services by a graphical component library. The appearance manager receives the request for rendering servi ...


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Roland L Fernandez, Christopher A Evans, Gregory L Raiz, Aaron B Tinling, Louis Amadio: Resolution independent theming. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, December 19, 2006: US07152211 (7 worldwide citation)

Several systems and associated methodologies are provided for rendering a themed image while mitigating pixelation and/or the disproportionate appearance thereof when the image is sized and/or scaled. The systems include at least one sizing module adapted to size components of a themed UI element. T ...