Patents by Inventor Alicia Chen

Alicia Chen 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).

  • Patent number: 10650155
    Abstract: A content management system allows a user to create a collection folder to which a submitting user can add content items without being able to access content items added to the folder by other submitting users. A collection folder is created in a namespace of a collecting user and folder is made available to multiple submitting users to allow the submitting users to add items to the folder. When a submitting user first request to store a content item in the collection folder, the content management system creates a sub-folder associated with the submitting user in the collection folder and stores the content item in the sub-folder. The submitting user is given rights to the sub-folder, but is not given rights to sub-folders created for other submitting users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Staley, Aditi Jain, Aisha Ferrazares, Alicia Chen, Ashish Warty, John Adams, Joseph Hui, Kathryn Siegel, Lennart Jansson, Matteus Pan, Rob Baesman, Siyao Xu
  • Patent number: 10614235
    Abstract: A content management system allows a user to create a collection folder to which a submitting user can add content items without being able to access content items added to the folder by other submitting users. A collection folder is created in a namespace of a collecting user and folder is made available to multiple submitting users to allow the submitting users to add items to the folder. When a submitting user first request to store a content item in the collection folder, the content management system creates a sub-folder associated with the submitting user in the collection folder and stores the content item in the sub-folder. The submitting user is given rights to the sub-folder, but is not given rights to sub-folders created for other submitting users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Staley, Aditi Jain, Aisha Ferrazares, Alicia Chen, Ashish Warty, John Adams, Joseph Hui, Kathryn Siegel, Lennart Jansson, Matteus Pan, Rob Baesman, Siyao Xu
  • Patent number: 10348821
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for prioritizing structural operations and distributing changes in a synced online content management system. An exemplary method can include receiving, from a first client device, a first structural operation for a particular content item and an account within the online content management system. The method can also include receiving, from a second client device, a competing structural operation for the particular content item and the account. The method can then include prioritizing the first structural operation from the first client device over the competing structural operation from the second client device based on predetermined factors. The method can then include executing the first structural operation for the particular content item and the account. The exemplary method can then include distributing the prioritized first structural operation to all synced devices for execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Rian Hunter, David Euresti, Brian Smith, Alicia Chen, Alex Sydell, Aston Motes, Jie Tang
  • Patent number: 9992278
    Abstract: A content item uploaded to a content management system from a client device can be assigned to one of multiple user accounts on which the client device is authorized. The user account can be selected based on account selection rules dictating selection of a user account based on various factors. For example, the account selection rules can dictate selection of a user account based on the type of user account; the type of content item; the client device that created the content item; the time the content item was created, modified, or uploaded; the location the content item was created, modified, or uploaded; etc. The account selection rules can be specified by a user or be heuristics based on general assumptions, data gathered regarding the user, and/or historical data gathered from content items already assigned to the user accounts. The content item can be assigned to the selected user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Alicia Chen, David Euresti
  • Patent number: 9565232
    Abstract: Content items stored on a client device can be imported to a content management system. The client device can be configured to search on the client device for specified file extensions to identify content items to be imported. The search can be of the entire memory, or alternatively, locations known to likely include content items. For example, the search can be based on folders known to be used by content management applications to store content items. Upon identifying content items, an import interface can be presented to the user that enables the user to select whether to proceed with the import. Further, the import interface can enable the user to select import parameters such as the type of import and which content items to import. A user can be enabled to select a subset of content items based on a variety of gathered metadata associated with the content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventor: Alicia Chen
  • Publication number: 20160335448
    Abstract: A content management system allows a user to create a collection folder to which a submitting user can add content items without being able to access content items added to the folder by other submitting users. A collection folder is created in a namespace of a collecting user and folder is made available to multiple submitting users to allow the submitting users to add items to the folder. When a submitting user first request to store a content item in the collection folder, the content management system creates a sub-folder associated with the submitting user in the collection folder and stores the content item in the sub-folder. The submitting user is given rights to the sub-folder, but is not given rights to sub-folders created for other submitting users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Aaron Staley, Aditi Jain, Aisha Ferrazares, Alicia Chen, Ashish Warty, John Adams, Joseph Hui, Kathryn Siegel, Lennart Jansson, Matteus Pan, Rob Baesman, Siyao Xu
  • Patent number: 9430669
    Abstract: A content management system allows a user to create a collection folder to which a submitting user can add content items without being able to access content items added to the folder by other submitting users. A collection folder is created in a namespace of a collecting user and folder is made available to multiple submitting users to allow the submitting users to add items to the folder. When a submitting user first request to store a content item in the collection folder, the content management system creates a sub-folder associated with the submitting user in the collection folder and stores the content item in the sub-folder. The submitting user is given rights to the sub-folder, but is not given rights to sub-folders created for other submitting users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Staley, Aditi Jain, Aisha Ferrazares, Alicia Chen, Ashish Warty, John Adams, Joseph Hui, Kathryn Siegel, Lennart Jansson, Matteus Pan, Rob Baesman, Siyao Xu
  • Patent number: 9325571
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the disclosed technology can configure access permissions for content shared via an online content management system. In one example, a first user of the online content management system can share his directory including files with other users (“recipients”). Upon agreeing to the content sharing from the first user, the recipients can reconstruct local representations of the shared directory and any included file (i.e., local representations of shared content). Access permissions associated with the recipients' local representations of the shared content can be configured to prevent unpermitted/unauthorized modifying or deleting of the local representations by the recipients. However, the first user can maintain read and write permissions, permitting him to make modifications or deletions to the shared content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventor: Alicia Chen
  • Publication number: 20160026815
    Abstract: A content management system allows a user to create a collection folder to which a submitting user can add content items without being able to access content items added to the folder by other submitting users. A collection folder is created in a namespace of a collecting user and folder is made available to multiple submitting users to allow the submitting users to add items to the folder. When a submitting user first request to store a content item in the collection folder, the content management system creates a sub-folder associated with the submitting user in the collection folder and stores the content item in the sub-folder. The submitting user is given rights to the sub-folder, but is not given rights to sub-folders created for other submitting users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Aaron Staley, Aditi Jain, Aisha Ferrazares, Alicia Chen, Ashish Warty, John Adams, Joseph Hui, Kathryn Siegel, Lennart Jansson, Matteus Pan, Rob Baesman, Siyao Xu
  • Patent number: 9104687
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically rotating image files and preventing duplicate uploads in a remote file storage system is described. The system receives an image file. The system calculates a hash value associated with newly uploaded files. The system then automatically rotates the images based on orientation data associated with the files (if included). The system then compares the hash value(s) associated with the new file(s) with the hash values from the existing files stored on the remote file storage system. If the hash values of any of the new files to be uploaded match a hash value on the hash value list, then the system prevents the new files from being uploaded to the remote file storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: David Euresti, Brian Smith, Alicia Chen, Aston Motes, Rian Hunter, Jie Tang
  • Publication number: 20140359085
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the disclosed technology can configure access permissions for content shared via an online content management system. In one example, a first user of the online content management system can share his directory including files with other users (“recipients”). Upon agreeing to the content sharing from the first user, the recipients can reconstruct local representations of the shared directory and any included file (i.e., local representations of shared content). Access permissions associated with the recipients' local representations of the shared content can be configured to prevent unpermitted/unauthorized modifying or deleting of the local representations by the recipients. However, the first user can maintain read and write permissions, permitting him to make modifications or deletions to the shared content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Alicia Chen
  • Patent number: 8903838
    Abstract: A method and system for preventing duplicate file uploads in a remote content management system is described. The user device receives a hash value list associated with the files stored in the remote content management system. The user device calculates a hash value associated with new files to be uploaded. The system then compares the hash value(s) associated with the new file(s) to be uploaded with the hash value list received from the remote file storage system. If the hash values of any of the new files to be uploaded match a hash value on the hash value list, then the system prevents the new files from being uploaded to the remote file storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Rian Hunter, David Euresti, Brian Smith, Alicia Chen, Alex Sydell, Aston Motes, Jie Tang
  • Patent number: 8898577
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for window sharing with occlusion removal. In an embodiment, the techniques begin with a blank composition image, to which shared windows are added. For each window of a desktop from which at least one window is shared, traversing the windows from greatest z-depth to least z-depth, the window is processed based on whether it is shared and is occluded. Shared windows are copied to the composition image. Where a part of a shared window is occluded and cannot be retrieved, an indication of this occlusion is added to the composition image. When the windows have been processed, the composition image is encoded and sent to a client computer where it is displayed to produce the window sharing between computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Wilhelm R. Schmieder, Alicia A. Chen, Srinivasa R. Neerudu
  • Publication number: 20140330776
    Abstract: Content items stored on a client device can be imported to a content management system. The client device can be configured to search on the client device for specified file extensions to identify content items to be imported. The search can be of the entire memory, or alternatively, locations known to likely include content items. For example, the search can be based on folders known to be used by content management applications to store content items. Upon identifying content items, an import interface can be presented to the user that enables the user to select whether to proceed with the import. Further, the import interface can enable the user to select import parameters such as the type of import and which content items to import. A user can be enabled to select a subset of content items based on a variety of gathered metadata associated with the content items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventor: Alicia Chen
  • Publication number: 20140325016
    Abstract: A content item uploaded to a content management system from a client device can be assigned to one of multiple user accounts on which the client device is authorized. The user account can be selected based on account selection rules dictating selection of a user account based on various factors. For example, the account selection rules can dictate selection of a user account based on the type of user account; the type of content item; the client device that created the content item; the time the content item was created, modified, or uploaded; the location the content item was created, modified, or uploaded; etc. The account selection rules can be specified by a user or be heuristics based on general assumptions, data gathered regarding the user, and/or historical data gathered from content items already assigned to the user accounts. The content item can be assigned to the selected user account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Alicia Chen, David Euresti
  • Publication number: 20140181213
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for prioritizing structural operations and distributing changes in a synced online content management system. An exemplary method can include receiving, from a first client device, a first structural operation for a particular content item and an account within the online content management system. The method can also include receiving, from a second client device, a competing structural operation for the particular content item and the account. The method can then include prioritizing the first structural operation from the first client device over the competing structural operation from the second client device based on predetermined factors. The method can then include executing the first structural operation for the particular content item and the account. The exemplary method can then include distributing the prioritized first structural operation to all synced devices for execution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Rian Hunter, David Euresti, Brian Smith, Alicia Chen, Alex Sydell, Aston Motes, Jie Tang
  • Publication number: 20140181057
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically rotating image files and preventing duplicate uploads in a remote file storage system is described. The system receives an image file. The system calculates a hash value associated with newly uploaded files. The system then automatically rotates the images based on orientation data associated with the files (if included). The system then compares the hash value(s) associated with the new file(s) with the hash values from the existing files stored on the remote file storage system. If the hash values of any of the new files to be uploaded match a hash value on the hash value list, then the system prevents the new files from being uploaded to the remote file storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: David Euresti, Brian Smith, Alicia Chen, Aston Motes, Rian Hunter, Jie Tang
  • Publication number: 20140122447
    Abstract: A method and system for preventing duplicate file uploads in a remote content management system is described. The user device receives a hash value list associated with the files stored in the remote content management system. The user device calculates a hash value associated with new files to be uploaded. The system then compares the hash value(s) associated with the new file(s) to be uploaded with the hash value list received from the remote file storage system. If the hash values of any of the new files to be uploaded match a hash value on the hash value list, then the system prevents the new files from being uploaded to the remote file storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Rian Hunter, David Euresti, Brian Smith, Alicia Chen, Alex Sydell, Aston Motes, Jie Tang
  • Publication number: 20140122451
    Abstract: A method and system for preventing duplicate file uploads in a remote content management system is described. The user device receives a hash value list associated with the files stored in the remote content management system. The user device calculates a hash value associated with new files to be uploaded. The system then compares the hash value(s) associated with the new file(s) to be uploaded with the hash value list received from the remote file storage system. If the hash values of any of the new files to be uploaded match a hash value on the hash value list, then the system prevents the new files from being uploaded to the remote file storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: David Euresti, Brian Smith, Alicia Chen, Alex Sydell, Aston Motes, Jie Tang, Rian Hunter
  • Publication number: 20110225542
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for window sharing with occlusion removal. In an embodiment, the techniques begin with a blank composition image, to which shared windows are added. For each window of a desktop from which at least one window is shared, traversing the windows from greatest z-depth to least z-depth, the window is processed based on whether it is shared and is occluded. Shared windows are copied to the composition image. Where a part of a shared window is occluded and cannot be retrieved, an indication of this occlusion is added to the composition image. When the windows have been processed, the composition image is encoded and sent to a client computer where it is displayed to produce the window sharing between computers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Wilhelm R. Schmieder, Alicia A. Chen, Srinivasa R. Neerudu