Patents by Inventor Alexander Castro

Alexander Castro 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: 20080201361
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer readable medium for inserting a contextually relevant advertisement object into a multimedia object is presented. The method includes identifying context information from one or more portion of the multimedia object, selecting the advertisement object based on the identified context information, and determining an appropriate position within the portion of the multimedia object to insert the advertisement object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: Alexander CASTRO, Jonathan Thompson
  • Publication number: 20080115579
    Abstract: An angular velocity sensor has two masses which are laterally disposed in an X-Y plane and indirectly connected to a frame. The two masses are linked together by a linkage such that they necessarily move in opposite directions along Z. Angular velocity of the sensor about the Y axis can be sensed by driving the two masses into Z-directed antiphase oscillation and measuring the angular oscillation amplitude thereby imparted to the frame. In a preferred embodiment, the angular velocity sensor is fabricated from a bulk MEMS gyroscope wafer, a cap wafer and a reference wafer. In a further preferred embodiment, this assembly of wafers provides a hermetic barrier between the masses and an ambient environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: INVENSENSE INC.
    Inventors: Joseph SEEGER, Steven Nasiri, Alexander Castro
  • Publication number: 20080077583
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide intuitive, easily used, and efficient visual representation of positions of interest to a user within a sequentially ordered information encoding. In particular, various embodiments of the present invention provide a heat-map-like representation of the relatedness, at each location or position within a sequentially ordered information encoding, of the contents of the information encoding at or near the position to a specified search criterion. The heat-map visual representation allows a user to identify positions of particular interest, with respect to the specified search criterion, and to directly access the information at those positions, allowing the user to avoid time-consuming and inefficient hit-or-miss searching techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Alexander Castro, Jonathan Thompson, Daniel Thompson
  • Patent number: 7212990
    Abstract: The present invention is embodied in a system and method for managing and controlling accounts with generated profile information. The system includes a data generator, a database and a search agent. The data generator generates, collects and processes data about potential buyers and generates customer profiles. Data can be collected and processed by any suitable means for generating profiles, such as a data gathering session. In one example, a potential buyer can be provided with an interactive browsing environment and allowed to select information related to products or services. The search agent is used to create the database, which comprises buyers having organized profiles that define specific criteria. A profile of the buyer can be created by inferring criteria desired by the buyer based on the interactive browsing and the selections made by the buyer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corp.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Greden, Alexander Castro, Alex A. Simons, Scott A. Smith, Susan P. Scheer, Se-Wai Lee
  • Publication number: 20070023507
    Abstract: Contact data is modified by first identifying contact data associated with a particular contact entry. A file containing the identified contact data is locked and at least one value contained in the contact data is modified. A version stamp associated with the modified value is stored in the file. Additionally, a time stamp associated with the modified value is stored in the file. The file containing the identified contact data is then unlocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan Starbuck, Jeffrey Wall, Mark Coburn, Alexander Castro, Stephen Lardieri
  • Publication number: 20060219006
    Abstract: A dual-axis sensor for measuring X and Y components of angular velocity in an X-Y sensor plane is provided. The dual-axis sensor includes a first subsensor for measuring the X component of angular velocity, and a second subsensor for measuring the Y component of angular velocity. The first subsensor and the second subsensor are contained within a single hermetic seal within the dual-axis sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Inventors: Steven Nasiri, Joseph Seeger, Martin Lim, Anthony Flannery, Alexander Castro
  • Publication number: 20060047706
    Abstract: A system and method for providing robust file information for non-native devices, and items stored on or available through the non-native devices, is presented. In operation, a file system includes both a file storage area for providing access to the content of the file/item/device, and a metadata store. The metadata store stores metadata associated with each file or device. Metadata is information that describes the device or item, but is not the content of the device/item. When a device is connected to the file system, metadata for that device, and its items, is generated and stored in the metadata store. The metadata persists within the metadata store when the device is disconnected from, or no longer available to, the file system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2004
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Castro, Oliver Lee, Andrew Silverman
  • Publication number: 20060041893
    Abstract: An extensible device synchronization architecture and user interface is provided. A variety of device classes are supported, and support is also provided for mass storage, WMDM, MTP, AS, etc. An extensible UI model is provided that allows content type specific setting UI to plug-in. Support for 2-way synchronization is also provided. The synchronization architecture includes a content type user experience level, and a synchronization engine layer, with handlers and a synchronization engine API which handlers can use to manage their item level synchronization relationships and implement the semantics of the synchronization. In addition, the content that is being synchronized may be transformed so that the user's experience on the destination device (e.g., mobile phone, portable audio player, PDA, other type of personal or handheld computer, etc.) is optimized and these transforms are also extensible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Castro, Giles van der Bogert, Oliver Lee, Kelly Rollin, Christopher Araman, Marieke Watson, Andrew Silverman, Brian Wentz
  • Publication number: 20050091270
    Abstract: Systems and methods for digital negatives are described. In one aspect, a digital negative is created on a computing device from a digital image. The digital image is linked to the digital negative. In response to a save operation associated with the digital image, a new digital image is generated and bi-directionally connected to the digital negative. In response to a revert operation associated with the new digital image, contents of the new digital image are replaced with contents of the digital negative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2003
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Inventors: Craig Beilinson, Benjamin Perry, Christopher Evans, Clint Jorgenson, Jae Park, Linda Hong, Pritvinath Obla, Anthony Chor, Wei Feng, Alexander Castro