Patents by Inventor Cesare John Saretto

Cesare John Saretto 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: 20180262791
    Abstract: A system finds and aggregates the most relevant and current information about the people and things that a user cares about. The information gathering is based on current context (e.g., where the user is, what the user is doing, what the user is saying/typing, etc.). The result of the context based information gathering is presented ubiquitously on user interfaces of any of the various physical devices operated by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Cesare John SARETTO, Peter Tobias KINNEBREW, Nicholas Ferianc KAMUDA, Henry Hooper SOMUAH, Matthew John McCLOSKEY, Douglas C. HEBENTHAL, Kathleen P. MULCAHY
  • Patent number: 9979994
    Abstract: A system automatically and continuously finds and aggregates the most relevant and current information about the people and things that a user cares about. The information gathering is based on current context (e.g., where the user is, what the user is doing, what the user is saying/typing, etc.). The result of the context based information gathering is presented ubiquitously on user interfaces of any of the various physical devices operated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Cesare John Saretto, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda, Henry Hooper Somuah, Matthew John McCloskey, Douglas C. Hebenthal, Kathleen P. Mulcahy
  • Patent number: 9837124
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods and systems for generating interactive videos based on a layered interactive video platform are provided. An interactive graphics track is received using a layered video platform that supports interactive graphics tracks functionality on interactivity content editor components, content management components, and interactivity components on end-user media devices. The interactive graphics track comprises interactivity instructions that initialize cloud-based interactivity services. An interactivity content editor component can be used to generate interactive graphics tracks and develop interactivity instructions for composing the interactive graphics elements. Composing the interactive graphics elements is based on executing the interactivity instructions that define features of the interactive graphics elements. Composing the interactive graphics elements comprises accessing cloud-based interactivity services corresponding to the interactivity instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kiki Wolfkill, Cesare John Saretto, Daniel J. Chosich, Tony Hau, Adam S. Callens, Sandra Jolly Lemon, Duncan James McKay, Jesse Paul Roberts, Michael Raymond Gerhardt
  • Publication number: 20170244996
    Abstract: A system automatically and continuously finds and aggregates the most relevant and current information about the people and things that a user cares about. The information gathering is based on current context (e.g., where the user is, what the user is doing, what the user is saying/typing, etc.). The result of the context based information gathering is presented ubiquitously on user interfaces of any of the various physical devices operated by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Cesare John Saretto, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda, Henry Hooper Somuah, Matthew John McCloskey, Douglas C. Hebenthal, Kathleen P. Mulcahy
  • Patent number: 9679068
    Abstract: A system automatically and continuously finds and aggregates the most relevant and current information about the people and things that a user cares about. The information gathering is based on current context (e.g., where the user is, what the user is doing, what the user is saying/typing, etc.). The result of the context based information gathering is presented ubiquitously on user interfaces of any of the various physical devices operated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Cesare John Saretto, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda, Henry Hooper Somuah, Matthew John McCloskey, Douglas C. Hebenthal, Kathleen P. Mulcahy
  • Publication number: 20170004861
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods and systems for generating interactive videos based on a layered interactive video platform are provided. An interactive graphics track is received using a layered video platform that supports interactive graphics tracks functionality on interactivity content editor components, content management components, and interactivity components on end-user media devices. The interactive graphics track comprises interactivity instructions that initialize cloud-based interactivity services. An interactivity content editor component can be used to generate interactive graphics tracks and develop interactivity instructions for composing the interactive graphics elements. Composing the interactive graphics elements is based on executing the interactivity instructions that define features of the interactive graphics elements. Composing the interactive graphics elements comprises accessing cloud-based interactivity services corresponding to the interactivity instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: KIKI WOLFKILL, CESARE JOHN SARETTO, DANIEL J. CHOSICH, TONY HAU, ADAM S. CALLENS, SANDRA JOLLY LEMON, DUNCAN JAMES McKAY, JESSE PAUL ROBERTS, MICHAEL RAYMOND GERHARDT
  • Patent number: 9280433
    Abstract: Described is a headless server appliance configured with a secondary actuation mechanism that when actuated, enters the headless server appliance into a diagnostic mode. For example, the diagnostic mode may correspond to a secondary operating system booted from a BIOS component activated by the secondary actuation mechanism. In the diagnostic mode, primitives may be communicated between a client device coupled (e.g., via a network or USB connection) to the headless server appliance, such as to provide the client device with access to the headless server appliance's hard disk. Other primitives, such as communicated via APIs, may provide the client device with access to the BIOS. The secondary operating system and/or client device may perform diagnostics and recovery operations on the headless server appliance. For example, the client device or similar source may restore or update the primary operating system image to a storage medium of the headless server appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Cesare John Saretto, James C. Gray, James M. Lyon
  • Publication number: 20150149288
    Abstract: A system automatically and continuously finds and aggregates the most relevant and current information about the people and things that a user cares about. The information gathering is based on current context (e.g., where the user is, what the user is doing, what the user is saying/typing, etc.). The result of the context based information gathering is presented ubiquitously on user interfaces of any of the various physical devices operated by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Cesare John Saretto, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda, Henry Hooper Somuah, Matthew John McCloskey, Douglas C. Hebenthal, Kathleen P. Mulcahy
  • Patent number: 9002924
    Abstract: A system automatically and continuously finds and aggregates the most relevant and current information about the people and things that a user cares about. The information gathering is based on current context (e.g., where the user is, what the user is doing, what the user is saying/typing, etc.). The result of the context based information gathering is presented ubiquitously on user interfaces of any of the various physical devices operated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Cesare John Saretto, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda, Henry Hooper Somuah, Matthew John McCloskey, Douglas C. Hebenthal, Kathleen P. Mulcahy
  • Patent number: 8955082
    Abstract: An authentication mechanism in a local area network may use a cloud authentication mechanism to allow or deny authentication requests. A user may gain access within a local area network by entering a cloud identification and password, which may be verified by a cloud authentication mechanism. If the authentication is successful from the cloud authentication mechanism, the user identification and password are stored locally for subsequent authentication requests. In some embodiments, the cloud password may be periodically flushed so that subsequent requests may be passed to the cloud authentication mechanism. The authentication mechanism may be used in both domain and workgroup local area networks, and may operate in parallel with other users who may have local area network or client credentials which may not be authenticated from the cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Leszek Mazur, Jianhui Xie, Sean D. Daniel, Cesare John Saretto
  • Patent number: 8799355
    Abstract: A client/server distribution system for applications, media, messages, and other items operates by distributing a list of items to client devices, then the client devices may generate a user interface that reflects the availability of the items based on the capabilities of the device and permissions of the user. The distribution system may distribute media for consumption on the clients, applications that may be executed on the server, messages for status and other purposes. Each item may have an associated application that may be launched from the user interface, and the client devices may customize the launch script or other configuration based on the characteristics of the client device and permissions of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Aidan Delaney, Joseph W. Hallock, Cesare John Saretto
  • Publication number: 20140181948
    Abstract: An authentication mechanism in a local area network may use a cloud authentication mechanism to allow or deny authentication requests. A user may gain access within a local area network by entering a cloud identification and password, which may be verified by a cloud authentication mechanism. If the authentication is successful from the cloud authentication mechanism, the user identification and password are stored locally for subsequent authentication requests. In some embodiments, the cloud password may be periodically flushed so that subsequent requests may be passed to the cloud authentication mechanism. The authentication mechanism may be used in both domain and workgroup local area networks, and may operate in parallel with other users who may have local area network or client credentials which may not be authenticated from the cloud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Leszek Mazur, Jianhui Xie, Sean D. Daniel, Cesare John Saretto
  • Patent number: 8618932
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for improving location awareness of a device. A device position can be determined (e.g., via GPS or some location service), and this position can be used to identify a user-experience that may be in an area around the device, such as within a desired position threshold. A near-field radio system beacon that is associated with the user-experience can be activated in order to identify a distance of the device from the beacon. The beacon can use a near-field radio system ID associated with the device to identify the device, and determine a distance to the device. When a user moves the device to within a threshold distance from the beacon, the user-experience can be activated on the device, such that the user may interact with the user-experience (e.g., to hear a description of artwork as the user navigates through a museum).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eduardo de Mello Maia, Stuart Alan Wyatt, Henry Hooper Somuah, Cesare John Saretto, Dillon Shane Lynch
  • Patent number: 8584221
    Abstract: An authentication mechanism in a local area network may use a cloud authentication mechanism to allow or deny authentication requests. A user may gain access within a local area network by entering a cloud identification and password, which may be verified by a cloud authentication mechanism. If the authentication is successful from the cloud authentication mechanism, the user identification and password are stored locally for subsequent authentication requests. In some embodiments, the cloud password may be periodically flushed so that subsequent requests may be passed to the cloud authentication mechanism. The authentication mechanism may be used in both domain and workgroup local area networks, and may operate in parallel with other users who may have local area network or client credentials which may not be authenticated from the cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Leszek Mazur, Jianhui Xie, Sean D. Daniel, Cesare John Saretto
  • Patent number: 8447986
    Abstract: A license to use content (e.g., a movie, song, application, etc.) is provided to a consumer. The license allows for use of the content by the device the consumer is using (e.g., logged into) and devices near the device the consumer is using. For example, a first computing device obtains a license to restricted content. A second computing device obtains a copy of the restricted content; however, the second computing device is not licensed to use the content and may not be able to access the content because the content is encrypted or otherwise restricted. The first computing device is brought into proximity with the second computing device. In response to detecting that the first computing device is in proximity with the second computing device, the second computing device is provided with legal access to the restricted content. The second computing device can then decrypt (or otherwise access) and play the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Karon A. Weber, Thaddeus C. Pritchett, Cesare John Saretto, Boyd Cannon Multerer, Arnold Blinn
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120235812
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for improving location awareness of a device. A device position can be determined (e.g., via GPS or some location service), and this position can be used to identify a user-experience that may be in an area around the device, such as within a desired position threshold. A near-field radio system beacon that is associated with the user-experience can be activated in order to identify a distance of the device from the beacon. The beacon can use a near-field radio system ID associated with the device to identify the device, and determine a distance to the device. When a user moves the device to within a threshold distance from the beacon, the user-experience can be activated on the device, such that the user may interact with the user-experience (e.g., to hear a description of artwork as the user navigates through a museum).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eduardo de Mello Maia, Stuart Alan Wyatt, Henry Hooper Somuah, Cesare John Saretto, Dillon Shane Lynch
  • Publication number: 20120117370
    Abstract: Described is a headless server appliance configured with a secondary actuation mechanism that when actuated, enters the headless server appliance into a diagnostic mode. For example, the diagnostic mode may correspond to a secondary operating system booted from a BIOS component activated by the secondary actuation mechanism. In the diagnostic mode, primitives may be communicated between a client device coupled (e.g., via a network or USB connection) to the headless server appliance, such as to provide the client device with access to the headless server appliance's hard disk. Other primitives, such as communicated via APIs, may provide the client device with access to the BIOS. The secondary operating system and/or client device may perform diagnostics and recovery operations on the headless server appliance. For example, the client device or similar source may restore or update the primary operating system image to a storage medium of the headless server appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cesare John Saretto, James C. Gray, James M. Lyon
  • Publication number: 20110320819
    Abstract: A license to use content (e.g., a movie, song, application, etc.) is provided to a consumer. The license allows for use of the content by the device the consumer is using (e.g., logged into) and devices near the device the consumer is using. For example, a first computing device obtains a license to restricted content. A second computing device obtains a copy of the restricted content; however, the second computing device is not licensed to use the content and may not be able to access the content because the content is encrypted or otherwise restricted. The first computing device is brought into proximity with the second computing device. In response to detecting that the first computing device is in proximity with the second computing device, the second computing device is provided with legal access to the restricted content. The second computing device can then decrypt (or otherwise access) and play the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Karon A. Weber, Thaddeus C. Pritchett, Cesare John Saretto, Boyd Cannon Multerer, Arnold Blinn
  • Publication number: 20110314084
    Abstract: A system automatically and continuously finds and aggregates the most relevant and current information about the people and things that a user cares about. The information gathering is based on current context (e.g., where the user is, what the user is doing, what the user is saying/typing, etc.). The result of the context based information gathering is presented ubiquitously on user interfaces of any of the various physical devices operated by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Cesare John Saretto, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda, Henry Hooper Somuah, Matthew John McCloskey, Douglas C. Hebenthal, Kathleen P. Mulcahy