Patents by Inventor Adam M. Smith

Adam M. Smith 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).

  • Publication number: 20210271699
    Abstract: Document retrieval techniques include storing in an index for each archived document a vector of dimension N, based on a query portion of the document and a particular algorithm. An analogy query is received from a requester, indicating a query portion A, a query portion B and a query portion C, each of one or more documents, so that each retrieved document D has a query portion D that is related to C as B is related to A. Vectors A, B and C are determined each based on its query portion and the particular algorithm. A transform from vector A to vector B is determined. An enhanced vector Q is based on the vector C and the transform. Each retrieved document D is based on proximity of a vector of each in the index to the enhanced vector Q; and at least a reference is presented to the requester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventor: Adam M. Smith
  • Patent number: 10649540
    Abstract: Devices, methods and products are described that provide information handling devices with touch-based reflective display. One aspect provides an information handling device including one or more processors; a display device; and a touchable control area having one or more configurable areas, said one or more configurable areas providing both reflective display and accepting touch-based input; wherein said touchable control area is disposed in place of at least a portion of a standard component of said information handling device, other than said display device, and provides functionality equivalent thereto in one or more configurations. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Stewart, James S. Rutledge, Adam M. Smith, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Thomas J. Sluchak, Jason P. Parrish
  • Patent number: 10561932
    Abstract: A gaming console composites a camera video overlay on gameplay video for broadcasting such that the gameplay area that is rendered by the gaming console is not obscured, even when the camera video overlay is composited on the gameplay video for broadcasting. The gaming console or a companion device of the gaming console can also allow a user to specify placement of the camera video overlay on the gameplay video for broadcasting, permitting the user to choose the portion of the gameplay video for broadcasting that is obscured by the camera video overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Steven P. Trombetta, Travis J. Muhlestein, Joanna Mason, Saswata Mandal, Corey E. Rogers, Ryan Y. Kim, Sudhakar V. Prabhu, Jesse D. Kaplan, Adam M. Smith
  • Patent number: 10185403
    Abstract: Devices, methods and products are described that provide information handling devices with touch-based reflective display. One aspect provides a method including: providing a first configuration for one or more areas of a touchable control area of an information handling device, said first configuration comprising a designation of one or more areas of said touchable control area, said one or more areas providing both reflective display and accepting touch-based input, wherein said reflective display substantially only draws power when the display contents are changed; ascertaining a power state; updating said first configuration for said one or more areas of said touchable control area associated with the ascertained power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Stewart, Adam M. Smith, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Thomas J. Sluchak
  • Publication number: 20180093174
    Abstract: A gaming console composites a camera video overlay on gameplay video for broadcasting such that the gameplay area that is rendered by the gaming console is not obscured, even when the camera video overlay is composited on the gameplay video for broadcasting. The gaming console or a companion device of the gaming console can also allow a user to specify placement of the camera video overlay on the gameplay video for broadcasting, permitting the user to choose the portion of the gameplay video for broadcasting that is obscured by the camera video overlay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Steven P. TROMBETTA, Travis J. MUHLESTEIN, Joanna MASON, Saswata MANDAL, Corey E. ROGERS, Ryan Y. KIM, Sudhakar V. PRABHU, Jesse D. KAPLAN, Adam M. SMITH
  • Patent number: 9904510
    Abstract: Devices, methods and products are described that provide information handling devices with touch-based reflective display. One aspect provides a method including: providing a touchable control having one or more areas, said one or more areas providing both reflective display and accepting touch-based input; displaying data on a display device of an information handling device which does not overlap the reflective display of said one or more areas; ascertaining touch-based input to said one or more areas of said touchable control area; and executing one or more functions responsive to said touch-based input. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Stewart, Adam M. Smith, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Thomas J. Sluchak
  • Patent number: 9795871
    Abstract: A gaming console composites a camera video overlay on gameplay video for broadcasting such that the gameplay area that is rendered by the gaming console is not obscured, even when the camera video overlay is composited on the gameplay video for broadcasting. The gaming console or a companion device of the gaming console can also allow a user to specify placement of the camera video overlay on the gameplay video for broadcasting, permitting the user to choose the portion of the gameplay video for broadcasting that is obscured by the camera video overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Steven P. Trombetta, Travis J. Muhlestein, Joanna Mason, Saswata Mandal, Corey E. Rogers, Ryan Y. Kim, Sudhakar V. Prabhu, Jesse D. Kaplan, Adam M. Smith
  • Patent number: 9224004
    Abstract: Users may be presented with different viewing interfaces for a document based on a combination of factors relating to display rights possessed for the document and user specific information. In one implementation, the user's location is used to determine portions of the document that can be displayed to the user. More particularly, access privileges to a document for a user are determined based on geographical location information of the user and based on access rights possessed for the document. Portions of the document may then be formatted for display to the user based on the determined access privileges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Joseph K. O'Sullivan, Siraj Khaliq, Adam M. Smith, Alexander MacGillivray, Joe Sriver
  • Publication number: 20150290540
    Abstract: A gaming console composites a camera video overlay on gameplay video for broadcasting such that the gameplay area that is rendered by the gaming console is not obscured, even when the camera video overlay is composited on the gameplay video for broadcasting. The gaming console or a companion device of the gaming console can also allow a user to specify placement of the camera video overlay on the gameplay video for broadcasting, permitting the user to choose the portion of the gameplay video for broadcasting that is obscured by the camera video overlay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven P. Trombetta, Travis J. Muhlestein, Joanna Mason, Saswata Mandal, Corey E. Rogers, Ryan Y. Kim, Sudhakar V. Prabhu, Jesse D. Kaplan, Adam M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150268927
    Abstract: Devices, methods and products are described that provide information handling devices with touch-based reflective display. One aspect provides a method including: providing a touchable control having one or more areas, said one or more areas providing both reflective display and accepting touch-based input; displaying data on a display device of an information handling device which does not overlap the reflective display of said one or more areas; ascertaining touch-based input to said one or more areas of said touchable control area; and executing one or more functions responsive to said touch-based input. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Aaron M. Stewart, Adam M. Smith, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Thomas J. Sluchak
  • Publication number: 20150220160
    Abstract: Devices, methods and products are described that provide information handling devices with touch-based reflective display. One aspect provides an information handling device including one or more processors; a display device; and a touchable control area having one or more configurable areas, said one or more configurable areas providing both reflective display and accepting touch-based input; wherein said touchable control area is disposed in place of at least a portion of a standard component of said information handling device, other than said display device, and provides functionality equivalent thereto in one or more configurations. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Aaron M. Stewart, James S. Rutledge, Adam M. Smith, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Thomas J. Sluchak, Jason P. Parrish
  • Patent number: 9007297
    Abstract: Devices, methods and products are described that provide information handling devices with touch-based reflective display. One aspect provides an information handling device including one or more processors; a display device; and a touchable control area having one or more configurable areas, said one or more configurable areas providing both reflective display and accepting touch-based input; wherein said touchable control area is disposed in place of at least a portion of a standard component of said information handling device, other than said display device, and provides functionality equivalent thereto in one or more configurations. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Stewart, James S. Rutledge, Adam M. Smith, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Thomas J. Sluchak, Jason P. Parrish
  • Publication number: 20150091807
    Abstract: Devices, methods and products are described that provide information handling devices with touch-based reflective display. One aspect provides a method including: providing a first configuration for one or more areas of a touchable control area of an information handling device, said first configuration comprising a designation of one or more areas of said touchable control area, said one or more areas providing both reflective display and accepting touch-based input, wherein said reflective display substantially only draws power when the display contents are changed; ascertaining a power state; updating said first configuration for said one or more areas of said touchable control area associated with the ascertained power state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Aaron M. Stewart, Adam M. Smith, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Thomas J. Sluchak
  • Patent number: 8994641
    Abstract: Devices, methods and products are described that provide information handling devices with touch-based reflective display. One aspect provides a method comprising: providing a touchable control having one or more areas, said one or more areas providing both reflective display and accepting touch-based input; displaying data on a display device of an information handling device which does not overlap the reflective display of said one or more areas; ascertaining touch-based input to said one or more areas of said touchable control area; and executing one or more functions responsive to said touch-based input. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Stewart, Adam M. Smith, Thomas J. Sluchak, Jeffrey E. Skinner
  • Patent number: 8922476
    Abstract: Devices, methods and products are described that provide information handling devices with touch-based reflective display. One aspect provides a method including providing a configuration for one or more areas of a touchable control area of an information handling device, said configuration comprising a designation of one or more areas of said touchable control area, said one or more areas providing both reflective display and accepting touch-based input; ascertaining an event for updating said configuration for said one or more areas of said touchable control area; and updating said configuration for said one or more areas of said touchable control area responsive to said event. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Stewart, Adam M. Smith, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Thomas J. Sluchak
  • Publication number: 20140344308
    Abstract: Users may be presented with different viewing interfaces for a document based on a combination of factors relating to display rights possessed for the document and user specific information. In one implementation, the user's location is used to determine portions of the document that can be displayed to the user. More particularly, access privileges to a document for a user are determined based on geographical location information of the user and based on access rights possessed for the document. Portions of the document may then be formatted for display to the user based on the determined access privileges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph K. O'Sullivan, Siraj Khaliq, Adam M. Smith, Alexander MacGillivray, Joe Sriver
  • Patent number: 8832150
    Abstract: Users may be presented with different viewing interfaces for a document based on a combination of factors relating to display rights possessed for the document and user specific information. In one implementation, the user's location is used to determine portions of the document that can be displayed to the user. More particularly, access privileges to a document for a user are determined based on geographical location information of the user and based on access rights possessed for the document. Portions of the document may then be formatted for display to the user based on the determined access privileges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph K. O'Sullivan, Siraj Khaliq, Adam M. Smith, Alexander MacGillivray, Joe Sriver
  • Patent number: 8799107
    Abstract: A system generates a score for a document based on best seller list information relating to the document, circulation information relating to the document, publisher sales information relating to a publisher associated with the document, author sales information relating to an author associated with the document, user behavior information relating to access of the document by users, and/or a link-based score of a web document relating to the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Dean, Lauren Baptist, Scott Davies, Angshuman Guha, Joseph Kieran O'Sullivan, Adam M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8762225
    Abstract: A system generates a score for a document based on best seller list information relating to the document, circulation information relating to the document, publisher sales information relating to a publisher associated with the document, author sales information relating to an author associated with the document, user behavior information relating to access of the document by users, and/or a link-based score of a web document relating to the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Dean, Lauren Baptist, Scott Davies, Angshuman Guha, Joseph Kieran O'Sullivan, Adam M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130124560
    Abstract: Users may be presented with different viewing interfaces for a document based on a combination of factors relating to display rights possessed for the document and user specific information. In one implementation, the user's location is used to determine portions of the document that can be displayed to the user. More particularly, access privileges to a document for a user are determined based on geographical location information of the user and based on access rights possessed for the document. Portions of the document may then be formatted for display to the user based on the determined access privileges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph K. O'Sullivan, Siraj Khaliq, Adam M. Smith, Alexander MacGillivray, Joe Sriver