Patents by Inventor Asta Glatzer

Asta Glatzer 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: 8352874
    Abstract: A communication icon represents a shared connection allowing members of an online group to interact with each other and participate in different activities together. The icon through which the group interacts resides on each group member's desktop and has many attributes including click activation modes and drag and drop functionality. The icon provides each group member with a representation of the group's shared relationship. Any group member can change the group icon and have that change propagated to the computers of the other members of the group. The icon can be activated for both non-verbal and verbal communications as well as activity sharing. Online members of the group are kept apprised of the group's status and activities via a displayed status bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melora Zaner, Eugene Mesgar, Neel Ishwar Murarka, Asta Glatzer, Kathleen Mulcahy, Rama Ranganath, Erica Sanders, Cesare John Saretto, Tammy Savage, John Vert, Eugene Zarakhovsky
  • Patent number: 7895524
    Abstract: A novel application and user interface for facilitating group interactions over a network integrates messaging, file sharing, media playing, journaling, profiles, and gaming into a cohesive environment. The groups facilitated by the invention are persistent and mobile in that a user does not have to recollect and reconfigure the group each time he or she wants to interact with the group online and, while online, the group may be taken from one activity to another without having to disband and reconnect at the second activity. The application is modular so as to be extensible to include other activities and functionalities. In an embodiment, the group interaction application utilizes a peer-to-peer network environment to facilitate network communications between group members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melora Zaner, Kathleen Mulcahy, Erica Sanders, Cesare John Saretto, Eugene Zarahovsky, Eugene Mesgar, Neel Ishwar Murarka, Heather Ferguson, Asta Glatzer, Rama Ranganath, Tammy Savage, John Vert, Linda Stone
  • Publication number: 20100257460
    Abstract: A communication icon represents a shared connection allowing members of an online group to interact with each other and participate in different activities together. The icon through which the group interacts resides on each group member's desktop and has many attributes including click activation modes and drag and drop functionality. The icon provides each group member with a representation of the group's shared relationship. Any group member can change the group icon and have that change propagated to the computers of the other members of the group. The icon can be activated for both non-verbal and verbal communications as well as activity sharing. Online members of the group are kept apprised of the group's status and activities via a displayed status bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: MELORA ZANER, EUGENE MESGAR, NEEL ISHWAR MURARKA, ASTA GLATZER, KATHLEEN MULCAHY, RAMA RANGANATH, ERICA SANDERS, CESARE JOHN SARETTO, TAMMY SAVAGE, JOHN VERT, EUGENE ZARAKHOVSKY
  • Publication number: 20100229105
    Abstract: A novel application and user interface for facilitating group interactions over a network integrates messaging, file sharing, media playing, journaling, profiles, and gaming into a cohesive environment. The groups facilitated by the invention are persistent and mobile in that a user does not have to recollect and reconfigure the group each time he or she wants to interact with the group online and, while online, the group may be taken from one activity to another without having to disband and reconnect at the second activity. The application is modular so as to be extensible to include other activities and functionalities. In an embodiment, the group interaction application utilizes a peer-to-peer network environment to facilitate network communications between group members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: MELORA ZANER, KATHLEEN MULCAHY, ERICA SANDERS, CESARE JOHN SARETTO, EUGENE ZARAKHOVSKY, EUGENE MESGAR, NEEL ISHWAR MURARKA, HEATHER FERGUSON, ASTA GLATZER, RAMA RANGANATH, TAMMY SAVAGE, JOHN VERT, LINDA STONE
  • Patent number: 7747956
    Abstract: A novel application and user interface for facilitating group interactions over a network integrates messaging, file sharing, media playing, journaling, profiles, and gaming into a cohesive environment. The groups facilitated by the invention are persistent and mobile in that a user does not have to recollect and reconfigure the group each time he or she wants to interact with the group online and, while online, the group may be taken from one activity to another without having to disband and reconnect at the second activity. The application is modular so as to be extensible to include other activities and functionalities. In an embodiment, the group interaction application utilizes a peer-to-peer network environment to facilitate network communications between group members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melora Zaner, Kathleen Mulcahy, Erica Sanders, Cesare John Saretto, Eugene Zarahovsky, Eugene Mesgar, Neel Ishwar Murarka, Heather Ferguson, Asta Glatzer, Rama Ranganath, Tammy Savage, John Vert, Linda Stone
  • Patent number: 7721216
    Abstract: A communication icon represents a shared connection allowing members of an online group to interact with each other and participate in different activities together. The icon through which the group interacts resides on each group member's desktop and has many attributes including click activation modes and drag and drop functionality. The icon provides each group member with a representation of the group's shared relationship. Any group member can change the group icon and have that change propagated to the computers of the other members of the group. The icon can be activated for both non-verbal and verbal communications as well as activity sharing. Online members of the group are kept apprised of the group's status and activities via a displayed status bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melora Zaner, Eugene Mesgar, Neel Ishwar Murarka, Asta Glatzer, Kathleen Mulcahy, Rama Ranganath, Erica Sanders, Cesare John Saretto, Tammy Savage, John Vert, Eugene Zarakhovsky
  • Patent number: 7689922
    Abstract: A novel application and user interface for facilitating group interactions over a network integrates messaging, file sharing, media playing, journaling, profiles, and gaming into a cohesive environment. The groups facilitated by the invention are persistent and mobile in that a user does not have to recollect and reconfigure the group each time he or she wants to interact with the group online and, while online, the group may be taken from one activity to another without having to disband and reconnect at the second activity. The application is modular so as to be extensible to include other activities and functionalities. In an embodiment, the group interaction application utilizes a peer-to-peer network environment to facilitate network communications between group members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melora Zaner, Kathleen Mulcahy, Erica Sanders, Cesare John Saretto, Eugene Zarahovsky, Eugene Mesgar, Neel Ishwar Murarka, Heather Ferguson, Asta Glatzer, Rama Ranganath, Tammy Savage, John Vert, Linda Stone
  • Patent number: 7234117
    Abstract: A novel application and user interface for facilitating group interactions over a network integrates messaging, file sharing, media playing, journaling, profiles, and gaming into a cohesive environment. The groups facilitated by the invention are persistent and mobile in that a user does not have to recollect and reconfigure the group each time he or she wants to interact with the group online and, while online, the group may be taken from one activity to another without having to disband and reconnect at the second activity. The application is modular so as to be extensible to include other activities and functionalities. In an embodiment, the group interaction application utilizes a peer-to-peer network environment to facilitate network communications between group members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melora Zaner, Kathleen Mulcahy, Erica Sanders, Cesare John Saretto, Eugene Zarakhovsky, Eugene Mesgar, Neel Ishwar Murarka, Heather Ferguson, Asta Glatzer, Rama Ranganath, Tammy Savage, John Vert, Linda Stone
  • Publication number: 20070083818
    Abstract: A system and method facilitating media browsing is provided. The invention includes a browsing component and a media display system that provides a focus media and related media. The focus media and the related media are associated based, at least in part, upon metadata. The invention further provides for an association identifier that identifies related media based, at least in part, upon metadata associated with the focus media and the related media. The association identifier can further cluster the related media based upon metadata associated with the related media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven Drucker, Curtis Wong, Asta Glatzer
  • Publication number: 20070033220
    Abstract: The present invention provides a unique method and user interface that facilitates accessing and browsing objects in which a user begins with a center object (e.g., one or a few focal objects) displayed on a screen and related objects are populated on the screen as well. The related objects can be further organized into clusters whereby each cluster or grouping of objects expands on a particular attribute of the center object. The attributes correspond to metadata. Thus, the objects are populated based upon the metadata of the center object. According to one aspect, the user can access one or more specific objects having a plurality of attributes and then relax at least one of the attributes to see what other objects share at least one attribute with the center object. According to another aspect, the object having the closest match to a search request can be centrally displayed with other close matches arranged by their respective metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven Drucker, Curtis Wong, Asta Glatzer
  • Publication number: 20060190829
    Abstract: A novel application and user interface for facilitating group interactions over a network integrates messaging, file sharing, media playing, journaling, profiles, and gaming into a cohesive environment. The groups facilitated by the invention are persistent and mobile in that a user does not have to recollect and reconfigure the group each time he or she wants to interact with the group online and, while online, the group may be taken from one activity to another without having to disband and reconnect at the second activity. The application is modular so as to be extensible to include other activities and functionalities. In an embodiment, the group interaction application utilizes a peer-to-peer network environment to facilitate network communications between group members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melora Zaner, Kathleen Mulcahy, Erica Sanders, Cesare Saretto, Eugene Zarahovsky, Eugene Mesgar, Neel Murarka, Heather Ferguson, Asta Glatzer, Rama Ranganath, Tammy Savage, John Vert, Linda Stone
  • Publication number: 20060190828
    Abstract: A novel application and user interface for facilitating group interactions over a network integrates messaging, file sharing, media playing, journaling, profiles, and gaming into a cohesive environment. The groups facilitated by the invention are persistent and mobile in that a user does not have to recollect and reconfigure the group each time he or she wants to interact with the group online and, while online, the group may be taken from one activity to another without having to disband and reconnect at the second activity. The application is modular so as to be extensible to include other activities and functionalities. In an embodiment, the group interaction application utilizes a peer-to-peer network environment to facilitate network communications between group members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melora Zaner, Kathleen Mulcahy, Erica Sanders, Cesare Saretto, Eugene Zarahovsky, Eugene Mesgar, Neel Murarka, Heather Ferguson, Asta Glatzer, Rama Ranganath, Tammy Savage, John Vert, Linda Stone
  • Publication number: 20060190827
    Abstract: A novel application and user interface for facilitating group interactions over a network integrates messaging, file sharing, media playing, journaling, profiles, and gaming into a cohesive environment. The groups facilitated by the invention are persistent and mobile in that a user does not have to recollect and reconfigure the group each time he or she wants to interact with the group online and, while online, the group may be taken from one activity to another without having to disband and reconnect at the second activity. The application is modular so as to be extensible to include other activities and functionalities. In an embodiment, the group interaction application utilizes a peer-to-peer network environment to facilitate network communications between group members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melora Zaner, Kathleen Mulcahy, Erica Sanders, Cesare Saretto, Eugene Zarahovsky, Eugene Mesgar, Neel Murarka, Heather Ferguson, Asta Glatzer, Rama Ranganath, Tammy Savage, John Vert, Linda Stone
  • Publication number: 20060161867
    Abstract: The present invention provides a unique system and method for facilitating browsing, sorting, clustering, and filtering any number of media objects grouped together in a quick and easy manner. In particular, the invention involves annotating the media objects, which have been clustered, sorted, and/or filtered en masse rather than individually, with metadata. The media objects may be selected by a user and annotated with a plurality of metadata as desired by a user in order to optimize utilization of the media objects. The media objects may also be combined and/or mixed in any number of ways to create new media objects. Media objects may include an audio component, a visual component, a portion thereof, and/or any combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Drucker, Curtis Wong, Steve Glenner, Asta Glatzer, Steven DeMar
  • Publication number: 20060098013
    Abstract: A spectator experience corresponding to an occurrence of one or more games or events is generated based on each associated occurrence. The occurrence of a game or event varies in response to contributions and/or interactions of one or more participants of the game or event. The spectator experience enables users thereof to observe an augmented version of the game or event, such as by implementing enhanced viewpoint controls and/or other spectator related effects. In a particular aspect, the spectator experience can provide an indication of the spectator' presence, which is made available to the spectators and/or to the participants of the game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Curtis Wong, Steven Drucker, Michael Cohen, Li-Wei He, Asta Glatzer, Steven De Mar
  • Publication number: 20040041836
    Abstract: A novel application and user interface for facilitating group interactions over a network integrates messaging, file sharing, media playing, journaling, profiles, and gaming into a cohesive environment. The groups facilitated by the invention are persistent and mobile in that a user does not have to recollect and reconfigure the group each time he or she wants to interact with the group online and, while online, the group may be taken from one activity to another without having to disband and reconnect at the second activity. The application is modular so as to be extensible to include other activities and functionalities. In an embodiment, the group interaction application utilizes a peer-to-peer network environment to facilitate network communications between group members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melora Zaner, Kathleen Mulcahy, Erica Sanders, Cesare John Saretto, Eugene Zarakhovsky, Eugene Mesgar, Neel Ishwar Murarka, Heather Ferguson, Asta Glatzer, Rama Ranganath, Tammy Savage, John Vert, Linda Stone
  • Publication number: 20030233650
    Abstract: A communication icon represents a shared connection allowing members of an online group to interact with each other and participate in different activities together. The icon through which the group interacts resides on each group member's desktop and has many attributes including click activation modes and drag and drop functionality. The icon provides each group member with a representation of the group's shared relationship. Any group member can change the group icon and have that change propagated to the computers of the other members of the group. The icon can be activated for both non-verbal and verbal communications as well as activity sharing. Online members of the group are kept apprised of the group's status and activities via a displayed status bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2002
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melora Zaner, Eugene Mesgar, Neel Ishwar Murarka, Asta Glatzer, Kathleen Mulcahy, Rama Ranganath, Erica Sanders, Cesare John Saretto, Tammy Savage, John Vert, Eugene Zarakhovsky