Patents by Inventor Andrew Padawer

Andrew Padawer 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: 20070127684
    Abstract: A first electronic device engages in a voice communication with another electronic device. The voice communication is associated with data stored by the first electronic device. In some instances, the data is generated the first electronic device or received by the first electronic device from the second electronic device in response to, or as a consequence of the voice of the voice communication. During the voice communication, or sometime after the voice communication is terminated, the first electronic device determines that the data is associated with the voice communication. The data is then made available to an application program, so that the data can be associated with other data. Thus, a human user of the first electronic device is relieved of identifying data within a context, and relieved of the task associating the data with other data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Debbie Yau, Felix Andrew, Susan Pappalardo, Joel Dehlin, Andy Seres, Andrew Padawer
  • Publication number: 20060242073
    Abstract: A pluggable file-based DRM (digital rights management) API (application program interface) layer for applications and engines. The invention defines a pluggable file-based DRM API layer such that mobile operators can choose to use any file-based DRM (FDRM) engine in their final product. An FDRM engine can be content agnostic (e.g., can range from an executable to a media file or ring-tone). In accordance with the invention, an application can become DRM aware by calling the novel file-based DRM APIs. Any FDRM engine can be plugged into the novel API layer such that applications can use the protected content. The API layer of the subject invention can be designed such that applications that are DRM aware by using the file-based DRM API layer can be DRM engine agnostic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Padawer, Katharine Holdsworth, Miguel Claudio, Scott Shell, William Stelzel
  • Publication number: 20050120255
    Abstract: Described is a mechanism for mobile devices that allows a user to set a time at which the mobile device will automatically power down, and another time at which the mobile device will wake up. The mechanism further allows the mobile device to be awakened earlier than the wake up time if an event is scheduled to occur prior to the wake up time. Furthermore, the mechanism provides for the cancellation of the automatic power down or wake up, based on user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Padawer, Matthew Taylor, Neil Enns