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Recent patents with Michael J. Ens listed as an inventor - additional entries may be under other spellings.


Michael J. Ens - Related organizations: Microsoft Corporation patents

Web content navigation using tab switching

04/30/15 - 20150121194 - A Web application maintains a record of Web content that has been displayed by the Web application. The user can navigate to different previously displayed Web content by providing various user inputs, such as a swipe across a touchscreen. The Web application detects when a user input has a threshold
Inventors: Michael J. Patten, Michael J. Ens, Ashmi S. Bhanushali, Phu Hoang Le, Shawn M. Woods

Virtual tabs supporting web content suspension

04/02/15 - 20150095838 - A Web application displays Web content in a user interface (UI) tab having multiple associated virtual tabs. The multiple associated virtual tabs can include a visible tab hosting Web content that is currently visible, one or more hidden tabs each hosting Web content that is not currently visible, and optionally
Inventors: Jacob S. Rossi, Michael J. Patten, Michael J. Ens

Web content suspension compatibility and suspended web content lifetime

04/02/15 - 20150095758 - A Web application displays Web content in a user interface (UI) tab. Different Web content can be displayed at different times, and Web content that is not displayed can be suspended, which refers to ceasing performance of operations and/or actions by the Web content. The Web content has various different
Inventors: Jacob S. Rossi, Michael J. Patten, Michael J. Ens

High performance touch drag and drop

12/18/14 - 20140372923 - High performance touch drag and drop are described. In embodiments, a multi-threaded architecture is implemented to include at least a manipulation thread and an independent hit test thread. The manipulation thread is configured to receive one or more messages associated with an input and send data associated with the messages
Inventors: Jacob S. Rossi, John Wesley Terrell, Fei Xiong, Michael J. Ens, Xiao Tu, Nicolas J. Brun, Ming Huang, Jan-kristian Markiewicz, Alan William Stephenson, Michael John Patten, Jon Gabriel Clapper

Independent hit testing for touchpad manipulations and double-tap zooming

12/18/14 - 20140372903 - In one or more embodiments, a hit test thread which is separate from the main thread, e.g. the user interface thread, is utilized for hit testing on web content. Using a separate thread for hit testing can allow targets to be quickly ascertained. In cases where the appropriate response is
Inventors: Matthew Allen Rakow, Krishnan Menon, Michael J. Ens, Jonathan Wills

Tab management in a user interface window

06/19/14 - 20140173497 - Techniques to facilitate finding a tab or tabs in a user interface window are described. Various embodiments present tabs, individual tabs being associated with an opened document such as a web page or an activity, in a user interface window and automatically group at least some of the tabs together
Inventors: Tony E. Schreiner, Jeremiah S. Epling, Helen E. Drislane, Michael J. Ens

Input pointer delay

07/11/13 - 20130179844 - Various embodiments enable repetitive gestures, such as multiple serial gestures, to be implemented efficiently so as to enhance the user experience. In at least some embodiments, a first gesture associated with an object is detected. The first gesture is associated with a first action. Responsive to detecting the first gesture,
Inventors: Mirko Mandic, Michael J. Ens, Justin E. Rogers

Input pointer delay and zoom logic

07/11/13 - 20130176344 - Various embodiments enable repetitive gestures, such as multiple serial gestures, to be implemented efficiently so as to enhance the user experience. Other embodiments provide various approaches to zoom operations that consider a particular element's contextual surroundings in making a zoom decision that is designed to enhance the user experience and
Inventors: Mirko Mandic, Michael J. Ens, Justin E. Rogers, Matthew A. Rakow, Jacob S. Rossi, Jane T. Kim, Sandra G. Roberts, Siddhartha Prakash

Virtual viewport and fixed positioning with optical zoom

03/14/13 - 20130067315 - Various embodiments utilize a layout viewport and a visual viewport separate from the layout viewport. The layout viewport is utilized for such things as page layout operations and reporting Document Object Model values to script. The layout viewport can be thought of as an initial rectangle which is equivalent in
Inventors: Matthew A. Rakow, Sergey Z. Malkin, Michael J. Ens, Yining Chen, Christian Fortini, Sandra G. Roberts, Michael J. Patten, Nicholas R. Waggoner

Branded browser frame

03/15/12 - 20120066634 - In at least some embodiments, a web browser user interface is designed to enable site branding and functionality. Specifically, websites can provide content that can be utilized in a control layout area near the top of the web browser user interface to reinforce branding through the use of color and/or
Inventors: Jane T. Kim, Mary-lynne Williams, Jess S. Holbrook, Sarah J. Bowers, Warren G. Stevens, Mirko Mandic, Martin J. Hall, Bruce A. Morgan, Israel Hilerio, Alexander H. Malek, Laura J. Gehring, Michael J. Ens, John E. Davis

Drag-able tabs

03/15/12 - 20120066628 - Various embodiments enable a tab within a web browser user interface to be dragged out of an associated tab band in which it appears. When dragged outside of the tab band, content can be rendered within a window associated with the tab. This permits side-by-side viewing of content in the
Inventors: Michael J. Ens, Louis A. Martinez, Mike Pell, Eugene Chang

Notification bar user interface control

03/08/12 - 20120060110 - Various embodiments provide a notification bar user interface control that is designed to help users maintain focus on their browsing activities, while offering notifications in the form of suggestions. In at least some embodiments, the notification bar user interface control is non-modal and is presented at a location within the
Inventors: Ritika Virmani, Eugene Chang, Martin J. Hall, Jane T. Kim, Warren G. Stevens, Michael J. Ens, John H. Lueders, Prashant Singh, Sarah J. Bowers, Mike Pell, Mary-lynne Williams

Tab management in a user interface window

12/31/09 - 20090327947 - Techniques to facilitate finding a tab or tabs in a user interface window are described. Various embodiments present tabs, individual tabs being associated with an opened document such as a web page or an activity, in a user interface window and automatically group at least some of the tabs together
Inventors: Tony E. Schreiner, Jeremiah S. Epling, Helen E. Drislane, Michael J. Ens


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