Patents by Inventor Elnaz NOURI

Elnaz NOURI 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: 20220377156
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for user interaction and task completion using multiple devices. A set of devices may be used to perform a task, such that different devices may perform different steps of the task. A device management service may update state information at each device of the set, thereby enabling a user to interact with any of the computing devices to perform the task. A device management service may also automatically determine which device should be used by the user, based on task or step requirements, device characteristics, and device capabilities, among other examples. Thus, rather than being required to continue a task on the same device (even when the device is not well-suited for the current step or task), the user is provided with the option to use and, in some instances, is automatically transitioned to use, different devices within the set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. SIM, Adam FOURNEY, Russell Allen HERRING, JR., Ryen William WHITE, Elnaz NOURI
  • Publication number: 20220350654
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for an interactive, intelligent hub built around the completion of a task. This hub brings together resources, information, suggested steps, and other automated assistance to facilitate the completion of the task. AI-based assistance may indicate which steps can be completed by automated processes, and dispatch those processes, or suggest resources to assist in the completion of other steps. The hub displays the current status of the task, and lives until the completion of the task, or abandonment by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Alexander SIM, Ryen William WHITE, Omar SHAYA, Bernd Ingo PLONTSCH, Elnaz NOURI
  • Publication number: 20220291932
    Abstract: In examples, a set of actions performed by a user is identified as an action sequence. If user performance of the same action sequence or similar action sequences exceeds a predetermined threshold, a recommendation to create a macro may be generated. The macro may have one or more associated triggers, such that it may be invoked using voice input or via a user interface, among other examples. A macro may have an associated context in which it applies. In some instances, a trigger used to invoke the macro comprises an indication as to such a context. For example, the macro may be invoked in the context of a document, such that one or more document parts are processed accordingly. As another example, the macro may be invoked to process multiple documents, as may be related in subject matter or associated with the same application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Elnaz NOURI, Carlos Toxtli HERNANDEZ, Ryen W. White
  • Publication number: 20220286313
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automatically controlling a participant indication request based on a context of a meeting. The controlling of the participant indication request includes automatic lowering of a raised hand. A context determiner determines the context of the meeting based on meeting data including video, audio, background acoustic data, and chat messaging. The context determiner uses a global participant indication model for determining a context that is in commonly used among participants of the meeting. An individual participant indication model captures participant-specific rules of determining a context. A meeting state manager determines a meeting state based on the context. The meeting state includes a host presentation, a participant presentation, a conversation, and a polling. A participant indication controller automatically lowers the raised hand based on a combination of the determined context and the meeting state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Elnaz NOURI, Ryen WHITE
  • Patent number: 11438435
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for user interaction and task completion using multiple devices. A set of devices may be used to perform a task, such that different devices may perform different steps of the task. A device management service may update state information at each device of the set, thereby enabling a user to interact with any of the computing devices to perform the task. A device management service may also automatically determine which device should be used by the user, based on task or step requirements, device characteristics, and device capabilities, among other examples. Thus, rather than being required to continue a task on the same device (even when the device is not well-suited for the current step or task), the user is provided with the option to use and, in some instances, is automatically transitioned to use, different devices within the set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Sim, Adam Fourney, Russell Allen Herring, Jr., Ryen William White, Elnaz Nouri
  • Patent number: 11416290
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for an interactive, intelligent hub built around the completion of a task. This hub brings together resources, information, suggested steps, and other automated assistance to facilitate the completion of the task. AI-based assistance may indicate which steps can be completed by automated processes, and dispatch those processes, or suggest resources to assist in the completion of other steps. The hub displays the current status of the task, and lives until the completion of the task, or abandonment by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Alexander Sim, Ryen William White, Omar Shaya, Bernd Ingo Plontsch, Elnaz Nouri
  • Publication number: 20220246146
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining importance and urgency of a task based on acoustic features of audio input associated with the task. The determining includes classifying the task into one or more classes associated with importance, urgency, and priority of the task. The classification may use a trained machine learning model of acoustic features and embedding for a neural network. The task classifier uses feature acoustics of either or both the foreground and background audio. The feature acoustics include a pitch, a tone, and a volume over a time duration of the audio input. A combination of the acoustic features determines a class associated with the task. The machine learning model includes a regression model of acoustic features over time and a model with embedding for a neural network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Elnaz NOURI
  • Publication number: 20220138412
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to task template generation and social task discovery. In examples, a task template catalog comprises task templates, which may be automatically generated and/or user-submitted, among other examples. Task templates can be reviewed, shared, and curated within the task template catalog. A user may browse the task catalog or search the task catalog for task templates. Once the user selects a task template, a task is generated based on the task template and added to the user's task list. In some examples, aspects of a task template may be customized. For example, a task may comprise parametric or conditional subtasks, thereby enabling a user to further tailor the task template to his or her needs. Thus, the task catalog provides a starting point from which the user can author a task in a task management application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sujay Kumar JAUHAR, Nirupama CHANDRASEKARAN, Elnaz NOURI, Mark J. ENCARNACION, Michael GAMON
  • Patent number: 11244106
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to task template generation and social task discovery. In examples, a task template catalog comprises task templates, which may be automatically generated and/or user-submitted, among other examples. Task templates can be reviewed, shared, and curated within the task template catalog. A user may browse the task catalog or search the task catalog for task templates. Once the user selects a task template, a task is generated based on the task template and added to the user's task list. In some examples, aspects of a task template may be customized. For example, a task may comprise parametric or conditional subtasks, thereby enabling a user to further tailor the task template to his or her needs. Thus, the task catalog provides a starting point from which the user can author a task in a task management application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sujay Kumar Jauhar, Nirupama Chandrasekaran, Elnaz Nouri, Mark J. Encarnacion, Michael Gamon
  • Publication number: 20210373943
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for an interactive, intelligent hub built around the completion of a task. This hub brings together resources, information, suggested steps, and other automated assistance to facilitate the completion of the task. AI-based assistance may indicate which steps can be completed by automated processes, and dispatch those processes, or suggest resources to assist in the completion of other steps. The hub displays the current status of the task, and lives until the completion of the task, or abandonment by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Alexander SIM, Ryen William WHITE, Omar SHAYA, Bernd Ingo PLONTSCH, Elnaz NOURI
  • Publication number: 20210049529
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to obtaining task and/or list information from various types of media files. In examples, an image of an environment may be obtained, where the image may include a depiction of a plurality of tasks. The tasks may be extracted from the image and assigned to one or more users based contextual information within the image. In some examples, tasks within an image may be identified based on positional information of the text and/or character delimiters. In some examples, audio information may be received and processed such that the audio information is converted to text. The text may then be parsed to extract one or more items of a list and/or one or more tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ryen W. WHITE, Robert A. SIM, Mark ENCARNACIÓN, Elnaz NOURI, Michael GAMON, Nalin SINGAL
  • Publication number: 20210004436
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to task template generation and social task discovery. In examples, a task template catalog comprises task templates, which may be automatically generated and/or user-submitted, among other examples. Task templates can be reviewed, shared, and curated within the task template catalog. A user may browse the task catalog or search the task catalog for task templates. Once the user selects a task template, a task is generated based on the task template and added to the user's task list. In some examples, aspects of a task template may be customized. For example, a task may comprise parametric or conditional subtasks, thereby enabling a user to further tailor the task template to his or her needs. Thus, the task catalog provides a starting point from which the user can author a task in a task management application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sujay Kumar JAUHAR, Nirupama CHANDRASEKARAN, Elnaz NOURI, Mark J. ENCARNACION, Michael GAMON
  • Publication number: 20210004736
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to task modification and optimization. In examples, a user provides an indication of a task goal. A set of candidate task templates are identified based on the task goal. The user specifies optimization criteria, and the set of candidate task templates is ranked based on the optimization criteria. Accordingly, at least a part of the ranked set is presented to the user, from which the user selects a task template. In other examples, an optimal task template is determined automatically. In some instances, a user selects a subtask of an existing task to optimize in view of optimization criteria. Accordingly, a set of candidate subtasks is identified. The set of candidate subtasks is ranked according to the optimization criteria, after which a user may select one or more replacement subtasks. As a result, subtasks of the task are replaced according to the selected subtask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Elnaz NOURI, Mark J. ENCARNACION, Michael GAMON, Ryen W. WHITE
  • Publication number: 20200280616
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for user interaction and task completion using multiple devices. A set of devices may be used to perform a task, such that different devices may perform different steps of the task. A device management service may update state information at each device of the set, thereby enabling a user to interact with any of the computing devices to perform the task. A device management service may also automatically determine which device should be used by the user, based on task or step requirements, device characteristics, and device capabilities, among other examples. Thus, rather than being required to continue a task on the same device (even when the device is not well-suited for the current step or task), the user is provided with the option to use and, in some instances, is automatically transitioned to use, different devices within the set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. SIM, Adam FOURNEY, Russell Allen HERRING, JR., Ryen William WHITE, Elnaz NOURI