Patents by Inventor Ankur Suresh LAL

Ankur Suresh LAL 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: 20240187483
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for establishing a persistent connection between file attachments uploaded to cloud storage and associated electronic communications. An electronic communication including an attached file may be stored and presented in a communication application user interface that includes interactive functions, such as edit and save functions. Upon selection of an interactive function, a copy of the file may be uploaded to a cloud storage location and, in some examples, opened in a productivity application. A link to the file at the cloud storage location may be stored as a property of the file that is stored with the electronic communication. Resultantly, a connection may be maintained between the file at the cloud storage location and the electronic communication. Based on this connection, the copy of the file at the cloud storage location may be opened upon a subsequent selection of an interactive function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2023
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ankur Suresh LAL, Kyle Patrick CURLETT, Man Kwan LIU, Daniel Sungje CHOI, Fiona Lieurance GASAWAY, Cara Leggett SILVER
  • Patent number: 11876862
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for establishing a persistent connection between file attachments uploaded to cloud storage and associated electronic communications. An electronic communication including an attached file may be stored and presented in a communication application user interface that includes interactive functions, such as edit and save functions. Upon selection of an interactive function, a copy of the file may be uploaded to a cloud storage location and, in some examples, opened in a productivity application. A link to the file at the cloud storage location may be stored as a property of the file that is stored with the electronic communication. Resultantly, a connection may be maintained between the file at the cloud storage location and the electronic communication. Based on this connection, the copy of the file at the cloud storage location may be opened upon a subsequent selection of an interactive function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ankur Suresh Lal, Kyle Patrick Curlett, Man Kwan Liu, Daniel Sungje Choi, Fiona Lieurance Gasaway, Cara Leggett Silver
  • Publication number: 20230119070
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for establishing a persistent connection between file attachments uploaded to cloud storage and associated electronic communications. An electronic communication including an attached file may be stored and presented in a communication application user interface that includes interactive functions, such as edit and save functions. Upon selection of an interactive function, a copy of the file may be uploaded to a cloud storage location and, in some examples, opened in a productivity application. A link to the file at the cloud storage location may be stored as a property of the file that is stored with the electronic communication. Resultantly, a connection may be maintained between the file at the cloud storage location and the electronic communication. Based on this connection, the copy of the file at the cloud storage location may be opened upon a subsequent selection of an interactive function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ankur Suresh LAL, Kyle Patrick CURLETT, Man Kwan LIU, Daniel Sungje CHOI, Fiona Lieurance GASAWAY, Cara Leggett SILVER