Patents by Inventor Edward M. Tecot

Edward M. Tecot 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: 10332514
    Abstract: Input context for a statistical dialog manager may be provided. Upon receiving a spoken query from a user, the query may be categorized according to at least one context clue. The spoken query may then be converted to text according to a statistical dialog manager associated with the category of the query and a response to the spoken query may be provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Bodell, John Bain, Robert Chambers, Karen M. Cross, Michael Kim, Nick Gedge, Daniel Frederick Penn, Kunal Patel, Edward Mark Tecot, Jeremy C. Waltmunson
  • Patent number: 8429696
    Abstract: With at least one implementation described herein, one or more viewers are able to watch the same source multimedia content at multiple locations within an environment (e.g., a household). With at least one implementation described herein, a viewer is able to resume watching such content at a new location (or “locus”) from the point that she bookmarked the content at an original location. This abstract itself is not intended to limit the scope of this patent. The scope of the present invention is pointed out in the appending claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Edward M. Tecot, Shannon C. Hegg, Martine Habib
  • Patent number: 8336073
    Abstract: Strategies are described for adding a mark to media content at a source location in response to the activation of a marking mechanism, and then resuming the presentation of the media content at a second location based on the mark. The source location may be the same as the destination location, or the source location may differ from the destination location. In the latter case, the source location can correspond to a first room in a home that provides a first media processing mechanism, and the destination location can correspond to a second room in the home that provides a second media processing mechanism. The marking mechanism can correspond to a mark button provided by a remote control. Various user interface displays facilitate the adding of the mark and the resuming of the presentation, including various timelines displays, mark panel displays, thumbnail displays, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Edward M. Tecot, Michael J. Darnell, Laurie June Vertelney, Shannon C. Hegg
  • Patent number: 8122474
    Abstract: With at least one implementation described herein, one or more viewers are able to watch the same source multimedia content at multiple locations within an environment (e.g., a household). With at least one implementation described herein, a viewer is able to resume watching such content at a new location (or “locus”) from the point that she bookmarked the content at an original location. This abstract itself is not intended to limit the scope of this patent. The scope of the present invention is pointed out in the appending claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Edward M. Tecot, Shannon C. Hegg, Martine Habib
  • Publication number: 20110047574
    Abstract: Strategies are described for adding a mark to media content at a source location in response to the activation of a marking mechanism, and then resuming the presentation of the media content at a second location based on the mark. The source location may be the same as the destination location, or the source location may differ from the destination location. In the latter case, the source location can correspond to a first room in a home that provides a first media processing mechanism, and the destination location can correspond to a second room in the home that provides a second media processing mechanism. The marking mechanism can correspond to a mark button provided by a remote control. Various user interface displays facilitate the adding of the mark and the resuming of the presentation, including various timelines displays, mark panel displays, thumbnail displays, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Edward M. Tecot, Shannon C. Hegg, Laurie J. Vertelney, Michael J. Darnell
  • Patent number: 7836473
    Abstract: Strategies are described for adding a mark to media content at a source location in response to the activation of a marking mechanism, and then resuming the presentation of the media content at a second location based on the mark. The source location may be the same as the destination location, or the source location may differ from the destination location. In the latter case, the source location can correspond to a first room in a home that provides a first media processing mechanism, and the destination location can correspond to a second room in the home that provides a second media processing mechanism. The marking mechanism can correspond to a mark button provided by a remote control. Various user interface displays facilitate the adding of the mark and the resuming of the presentation, including various timelines displays, mark panel displays, thumbnail displays, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Edward M. Tecot, Shannon C. Hegg, Laurie J. Vertelney, Michael J. Darnell
  • Patent number: 7546623
    Abstract: Various embodiments pertain to methods and systems for providing multi-source content in electronic program guides (EPGs). In at least some embodiments, various techniques can present the viewer with a user interface, such as a grid, that is efficiently and intelligently assembled and managed to foster a desirable user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Ramraz, Edward M. Tecot, Shannon C. Hegg, Pradip K. Fatehpuria, Sanjay Dhanraj Sahgal, Gabriel Gottlieb, Anand Muthurajan, Joerg Raymond Brown, Deepa Rajagopal, Sampathkumar Ramakrishnan, Stacy L. Yust
  • Publication number: 20090106793
    Abstract: With at least one implementation described herein, one or more viewers are able to watch the same source multimedia content at multiple locations within an environment (e.g., a household). With at least one implementation described herein, a viewer is able to resume watching such content at a new location (or “locus”) from the point that she bookmarked the content at an original location. This abstract itself is not intended to limit the scope of this patent. The scope of the present invention is pointed out in the appending claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Edward M. Tecot, Shannon C. Hegg, Martine Habib
  • Publication number: 20080235752
    Abstract: With at least one implementation described herein, one or more viewers are able to watch the same source multimedia content at multiple locations within an environment (e.g., a household). With at least one implementation described herein, a viewer is able to resume watching such content at a new location (or “locus”) from the point that she bookmarked the content at an original location. This abstract itself is not intended to limit the scope of this patent. The scope of the present invention is pointed out in the appending claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Edward M. Tecot, Shannon C. Hegg, Martine Habib
  • Publication number: 20080216134
    Abstract: With at least one implementation described herein, one or more viewers are able to watch the same source multimedia content at multiple locations within an environment (e.g., a household). With at least one implementation described herein, a viewer is able to resume watching such content at a new location (or “locus”) from the point that she bookmarked the content at an original location. This abstract itself is not intended to limit the scope of this patent. The scope of the present invention is pointed out in the appending claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Edward M. Tecot, Shannon C. Hegg, Martine Habib