Patents by Inventor David Paul Limont

David Paul Limont 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: 20150277725
    Abstract: Automatic uploading of electronic communication attachments to a collaborative storage location for enabling efficient co-authoring among a group of users is provided. When an electronic communication item is received that contains an attached content item, a user may select the content item for review and/or editing. A communication (e.g., a responsive email message) may be automatically created and may include an attachment pointer to direct recipients of the communication to the location at which the edited content item will be stored at a collaborative group storage location. The communication may also include a posting for notifying recipients of the communication that the associated content item has been edited and by whom the content item was edited. Recipients of the communication may then locate the edited content item and may begin reviewing and/or editing the stored content item in a collaborative co-authoring environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Masterson, Nathan Waddoups, Mirela Correa, Kenneth Fern, David Lloyd Meyers, JR., David Paul Limont, Jin Ma
  • Publication number: 20150281150
    Abstract: Inline document collaboration workflows are provided. When a user receives an electronic communication that includes an attached content item, the receiving user may select the attached content item and cause the attached content item to be displayed in an immersive view in proximity to an electronic communication pane in which an electronic communication may be conducted about any topic including the content item that is displayed in proximity to the electronic communication pane. During editing of a content item, an electronic communication may be generated from a user interface in which the content item is being generated, or alternatively a new content item may be generated out of an electronic communications user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Masterson, Jeremy de Souza, Jin Ma, Elena Catrinescu, Nathan Waddoups, Kenneth Fern, David Paul Limont, David Lloyd Meyers, JR., Michael B. Palmer
  • Publication number: 20150154156
    Abstract: Enhanced links in a message composition surface are described. A uniform resource locator (URL) may be identified while a user is composing a message in a message composition surface of an electronic message such as an email. A source of the URL and the file type of the document linked to by the URL can be determined and a preview of the document can be rendered in the message composition surface. When the source is a cloud storage location, access permissions for the document can be adjusted from within email—without the user navigating to a file management site of the cloud storage. When the file type is a productivity application, a link rendering element can call a productivity application service to provide interaction functionality for the productivity application file and facilitate the rendering of the productivity application file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Lloyd Meyers, JR., David Paul Limont, Kenneth Fern, Michael Palmer, Betsy Yu-pui Mclntyre, Mirela Correa
  • Publication number: 20150134751
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating sharing a file via email are disclosed. A file may be shared as an attachment or link in a simplified process flow initiated from within an email application. In response to receiving a command to share a file, the email application can launch a file explorer screen from which a user may navigate files including files stored on a local drive and files stored via a cloud storage provider. After a file is selected by the user via the file explorer screen the email application can present sharing options for the file. Regardless of where the file is originally stored, the file may be attached to the email or a link to the file may be inserted in the email. The email application can upload a file from a local drive to the cloud storage provider when such a file is selected for inserting as a link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Lloyd Meyers, Jr., David Paul Limont, Kenneth Fern, Michael Palmer, Betsy Yu-pui McIntyre, Mirela Correa
  • Publication number: 20150074753
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments for managing policies of a mobile device. In embodiments, a mobile device receives policy containers from a plurality of disparate management agents. Each policy container has one or more policies. Each policy corresponds to a particular category that governs various aspects of the device. The policies described herein may be device wide policies corresponding to various features on the device. The policies may also be data specific policies which dictate how data is stored on and transferred to and from the device. Once the policies are received, a determination is made as to which policy in each category is the most secure policy. The most secure policy for each category is merged to create a global policy that is applied to the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Juan V. Esteve Balducci, Michael K. Higashi, David Paul Limont, John Allen Atwood, Burhan Ateeq, Patrick Tousignant
  • Patent number: 8931033
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments for managing policies of a mobile device. In embodiments, a mobile device receives policy containers from a plurality of disparate management agents. Each policy container has one or more policies. Each policy corresponds to a particular category that governs various aspects of the device. The policies described herein may be device wide policies corresponding to various features on the device. The policies may also be data specific policies which dictate how data is stored on and transferred to and from the device. Once the policies are received, a determination is made as to which policy in each category is the most secure policy. The most secure policy for each category is merged to create a global policy that is applied to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Juan V. Esteve Balducci, Michael K. Higashi, David Paul Limont, John Allen Atwood, Burhan Ateeq, Patrick Tousignant
  • Publication number: 20140364091
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to a method and system of integrating a user's voice mail onto a single voice messaging service, e.g., a Unified Messaging (UM) service, such that a client may access this single source for voice mail retrieval, even where such voice mails are from a variety of sources, e.g., work, mobile phone, etc. A user, or the user's mobile operator, need only agree to accept the service, and the registration and configuration requirements for providing the service and forwarding calls to the service are automatically configured. The user's existing “speed dial” key or other setting for retrieving voice mail may also be automatically configured to the access number(s) for the service. Configurations may monitor the status of the service and update access and/or forwarding numbers. Voice mail forwarding and settings may also be automatically reverted back to the user's original service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Juan V. Esteve Balducci, Michael Higashi, Selvaraj Nalliah, David Paul Limont, John Allen Atwood, Chris J. Hinman, Imran Masud
  • Patent number: 8855607
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to a method and system of integrating a user's voice mail onto a single voice messaging service, e.g., a Unified Messaging (UM) service, such that a client may access this single source for voice mail retrieval, even where such voice mails are from a variety of sources, e.g., work, mobile phone, etc. A user, or the user's mobile operator, need only agree to accept the service, and the registration and configuration requirements for providing the service and forwarding calls to the service are automatically configured. The user's existing “speed dial” key or other setting for retrieving voice mail may also be automatically configured to the access number(s) for the service. Configurations may monitor the status of the service and update access and/or forwarding numbers. Voice mail forwarding and settings may also be automatically reverted back to the user's original service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Juan V. Esteve Balducci, Michael Higashi, Selvaraj Nalliah, David Paul Limont, John Allen Atwood, Chris J. Hinman, Imran Masud
  • Patent number: 8849251
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating communications between a mobile device and a network application are provided. A mobile device transmits a request for data change information that includes a time out interval. The network application receives the request and measures a time elapsed since the receipt of the data change request. The network application will only transmit a notification to the mobile device client if new data is received or the time out interval has elapsed. As notifications are received, the mobile client device tunes the time out interval based upon network and device parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sami Khoury, David Paul Limont, Karl S. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140045461
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating communications between a mobile device and a network application are provided. A mobile device transmits a request for data change information that includes a time out interval. The network application receives the request and measures a time elapsed since the receipt of the data change request. The network application will only transmit a notification to the mobile device client if new data is received or the time out interval has elapsed. As notifications are received, the mobile client device tunes the time out interval based upon network and device parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: SAMI KHOURY, DAVID PAUL LIMONT, KARL S. JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 8498623
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating communications between a mobile device and a network application are provided. A mobile device transmits a request for data change information that includes a time out interval. The network application receives the request and measures a time elapsed since the receipt of the data change request. The network application will only transmit a notification to the mobile device client if new data is received or the time out interval has elapsed. As notifications are received, the mobile client device tunes the time out interval based upon network and device parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sami Khoury, David Paul Limont, Karl S. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8495249
    Abstract: Providing synchronization notifications to a client device. In response to a server receiving notification that an event of interest has been received, a state of the client device is determined. The state indicates whether or not the client device has any outstanding sync notifications. In an embodiment, the state is determined based on a first parameter and a second parameter. When the state of the client device indicates that the client device has no outstanding sync notifications prior to the receipt the received notification, the first parameter is set equal to the second parameter, and the second parameter is updated after each successful device synchronization of the client device. A filter is applied prior to sending out the sync notification to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Paul Limont, Srinivasa R. Manda
  • Publication number: 20130045719
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to a method and system of integrating a user's voice mail onto a single voice messaging service, e.g., a Unified Messaging (UM) service, such that a client may access this single source for voice mail retrieval, even where such voice mails are from a variety of sources, e.g., work, mobile phone, etc. A user, or the user's mobile operator, need only agree to accept the service, and the registration and configuration requirements for providing the service and forwarding calls to the service are automatically configured. The user's existing “speed dial” key or other setting for retrieving voice mail may also be automatically configured to the access number(s) for the service. Configurations may monitor the status of the service and update access and/or forwarding numbers. Voice mail forwarding and settings may also be automatically reverted back to the user's original service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Juan V. Esteve Balducci, Michael Higashi, Selvaraj Nalliah, David Paul Limont, John Allen Atwood, Chris J. Hinman, Imran Masud
  • Publication number: 20120284345
    Abstract: A permission manager detects when the message including the link is forwarded and sends a notification to the author indicating that the message was forwarded to another recipient. A notification may also be sent to the recipient who received the forwarded message indicating that the author has been notified that the recipient is not authorized to access the linked content within the forwarded message. The author may set the permissions for accessing the linked content from permission options that are displayed with the notification message sent by the permission manager. Once the permissions are set, the permission manager may send a notification to the recipient of the forwarded message with information relating to the set permissions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Costenaro, Jedidiah Brown, David Paul Limont
  • Publication number: 20120284351
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating communications between a mobile device and a network application are provided. A mobile device transmits a request for data change information that includes a time out interval. The network application receives the request and measures a time elapsed since the receipt of the data change request. The network application will only transmit a notification to the mobile device client if new data is received or the time out interval has elapsed. As notifications are received, the mobile client device tunes the time out interval based upon network and device parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sami Khoury, David Paul Limont, Karl S. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8307034
    Abstract: Providing synchronization notifications to a client device. In response to a server receiving notification that an event of interest has been received, a state of the client device is determined. The state indicates whether or not the client device has any outstanding sync notifications. In an embodiment, the state is determined based on a trackingGUID and a syncGUID. When the state of the client device indicates that the client device has no outstanding sync notifications prior to the receipt the received notification, the trackingGUID is set equal to the syncGUID, which is updated after each successful device synchronization of the client device. A timeout is set equal to a current time plus a predetermined value and the sync notification is sent to the client device. In an alternative embodiment, the sync notification is formatted according to a type of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Paul Limont, Srinivasa R. Manda
  • Publication number: 20120278402
    Abstract: A user receiving an electronic message is presented with linked content within an attachment area of the message for easier access than having to locate the link within the body of the message. Links to content that are placed within the body of a message are automatically detected and displayed as an attachment. When a user views the message, the linked content remains in view when scrolling the body of the message. The links may be to any type of content, such as word processing documents, spreadsheets, slides, websites and the like. The linked content may also be automatically downloaded such that the content is available offline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Paul Limont, Daniel Paul Costenaro, Jedidiah Brown
  • Patent number: 8295814
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to a method and system of integrating a user's voice mail onto a single voice messaging service, e.g., a Unified Messaging (UM) service, such that a client may access this single source for voice mail retrieval, even where such voice mails are from a variety of sources, e.g., work, mobile phone, etc. A user, or the user's mobile operator, need only agree to accept the service, and the registration and configuration requirements for providing the service and forwarding calls to the service are automatically configured. The user's existing “speed dial” key or other setting for retrieving voice mail may also be automatically configured to the access number(s) for the service. Configurations may monitor the status of the service and update access and/or forwarding numbers. Voice mail forwarding and settings may also be automatically reverted back to the user's original service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Juan V. Esteve Balducci, Michael Higashi, Selvaraj Nalliah, David Paul Limont, John Allen Atwood, Chris J. Hinman, Imran Masud
  • Patent number: 8224295
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating communications between a mobile device and a network application are provided. A mobile device transmits a request for data change information that includes a time out interval. The network application receives the request and measures a time elapsed since the receipt of the data change request. The network application will only transmit a notification to the mobile device client if new data is received or the time out interval has elapsed. As notifications are received, the mobile client device tunes the time out interval based upon network and device parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sami Khoury, David Paul Limont, Karl S. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8060064
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating communications between a mobile device and a network application are provided. A mobile device transmits a request for data change information that includes a time out interval. The network application receives the request and measures a time elapsed since the receipt of the data change request. The network application will only transmit a notification to the mobile device client if new data is received or the time out interval has elapsed. As notifications are received, the mobile client device tunes the time out interval based upon network and device parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sami Khoury, David Paul Limont, Karl S. Johnson