Patents Assigned to Microsoft Corporation
  • Publication number: 20170300597
    Abstract: A social data feed, comprising a set of data items submitted by individuals in a social network, may be presented to the user, but the frequency of new data items appearing in the social data feed may be overwhelming, and may cause the user to miss data items that may be of interest. Instead, potentially interesting data items may be selected and peripherally presented to the user, e.g., as a tiled set of thumbnail images presented near the right edge of the display, adjusted for low contrast with the display background. Peripheral presentation may suggest potentially interesting data items to the user, thereby promoting serendipitous discovery of interesting data items, while reducing the distraction of the user while viewing the social data feed. Metadata of an interesting data item may be displayed upon user selection (e.g., pointer hovering), and interesting content items within a selected data item may be highlighted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: George Moromisato, Raman Narayanan, Rajendra H. Vishnumurty, Ming Liu, Matthew S. Augustine, Russell P. Songco
  • Patent number: D800780
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Faulkner, Kevin D. Morrison, Riley Frambes
  • Patent number: D801331
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Bosveld, Young Duk Song, Philip Bryan, Nicolas Denhez, Yeongkyu Yoo
  • Patent number: D801345
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Kujawski, Carl J. Ledbetter, Navin Kumar
  • Patent number: D801355
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Duyen Hung Hoang, Joshua Trusz, Garson Kwan, Victor Tran, Preet Mangat, Charla Pereira, Raymond Lum
  • Patent number: D801363
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos Perez, David Michael Woods, Benjamin Nicholas Truelove, Matthew Tyler Josiah Rasmussen, David Zearing
  • Patent number: D801385
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Bradley, Michael John Eckert
  • Patent number: D801993
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan Gagnier, Sogol Malekzadeh, Jeffery G. Arnold, Jeffrey C. Fong
  • Patent number: D802603
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan Terry Bickel, Chad Michael Roberts, Jose A. Rodriguez, Jonathan Gass, Timothy Wantland, Jeremy Bowen, Jason Nelson, Liang Chen, Ryan Gagnier, Sogol Malekzadeh, Jeffery G. Arnold, Jeffrey C. Fong, Shane Landry
  • Patent number: D803827
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Escolin, Jan Raken, James David Wahl, Angela Chen Krauskopf, Anthony Hewett, Spencer B. Eggert
  • Patent number: D803835
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Zheng, Greg Jones, Jan Raken, Kate Bailey, Sheau Jiun Yang
  • Patent number: D803836
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Zheng, Greg Jones, Jan Raken, Kate Bailey, Sheau Jiun Yang
  • Patent number: D803838
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jan Raken, Tim Escolin
  • Patent number: D803863
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjay Krupakar Bhat, Saumitra Agarwal, Bijoy Raveendran, Mogileswara Rao Garimidi, Ramesh Gururaja
  • Patent number: D803864
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjay Krupakar Bhat, Saumitra Agarwal, Bijoy Raveendran, Mogileswara Rao Garimidi, Ramesh Gururaja
  • Patent number: D803873
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kathleen Thompson, Joseph McLaughlin, Hayley Lynn Steplyk, Ruediger A. Kinast, Jason Cook, Samuel T. Cook, Matthew T. McFadden, Misbah Uraizee, Joshua Paul LaMar
  • Patent number: D803875
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Neil Montague, Jeremy Monroe Bowen
  • Patent number: D803876
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Neil Montague, Jeremy Monroe Bowen
  • Patent number: D803886
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony Neil Dart
  • Patent number: D803889
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Faulkner, Riley Frambes