Patents by Inventor Alon A. Brown

Alon A. Brown 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: 10449093
    Abstract: Described herein is a fingertip cleaning apparatus comprising a fingertip receiving portion including a conical wall defining a cavity having an open end configured to allow a fingertip of a user to be inserted into the cavity, the conical wall extending along and surrounding a cone axis, the conical wall forming a cone angle with the cone axis, a gripping portion comprising a flap that extends from the conical wall of the e fingertip receiving portion along a grip axis that forms a grip angle with the cone axis; and the grip angle being greater than the once angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Alon Seifert, Eitan Cohen, Matthew L. Chin, Gareth Brown, Stephen Kaes
  • Publication number: 20070038711
    Abstract: Electronic mail messages are tracked for the sender by allowing the sender to flag the electronic mail messages. Flagging the electronic mail messages allows for various notifications to be provided to the sender. For example, notification may be provided to the sender by placing an item in a to-do bar for the sender that corresponds to the electronic mail message. As another example, notification may be provided to the sender by firing a reminder at some future time that corresponds to the electronic mail message. As another example, notification may be provided to the sender by including an indication in a related incoming electronic mail message that the incoming electronic mail message is related to the electronic message sent by the sender.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2005
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melissa MacBeth, Alon Brown, Aime Mitchell, Richard Leukart
  • Patent number: 6073137
    Abstract: A method for efficiently updating and displaying the hierarchy of a remote data store and displaying subfolder indicia indicating that child folders contain at least one subfolder. When a user expands a folder, an e-mail client displays a cached list of the expanded folder's contents. After the cached data is displayed, a list of the expanded folder's child folders and a list of the subfolders contained in the child folders are retrieved from the remote mail server. The retrieved data is sorted and compared to the cached list, and the cached data is updated to reflect the correct child folders and whether the child folders contain subfolders. The displayed hierarchy is then updated to reflect the state of the data that was retrieved from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Microsoft
    Inventors: Alon A. Brown, Scott A. Thurlow, Stephen T. Wells