Patents by Inventor George Moromisato

George Moromisato 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: 20170300597
    Abstract: A social data feed, comprising a set of data items submitted by individuals in a social network, may be presented to the user, but the frequency of new data items appearing in the social data feed may be overwhelming, and may cause the user to miss data items that may be of interest. Instead, potentially interesting data items may be selected and peripherally presented to the user, e.g., as a tiled set of thumbnail images presented near the right edge of the display, adjusted for low contrast with the display background. Peripheral presentation may suggest potentially interesting data items to the user, thereby promoting serendipitous discovery of interesting data items, while reducing the distraction of the user while viewing the social data feed. Metadata of an interesting data item may be displayed upon user selection (e.g., pointer hovering), and interesting content items within a selected data item may be highlighted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: George Moromisato, Raman Narayanan, Rajendra H. Vishnumurty, Ming Liu, Matthew S. Augustine, Russell P. Songco
  • Patent number: 9720920
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter relates to architectures for facilitating network-accessible or local backup or restore features in a manner that leverages event-oriented contextual information associated with one or more users of the data to be backed up or restored. In particular, a first restore-based architecture can interface with an associated second backup-based architecture that hosts or maintains a backup data store in order to retrieve a version of the data file that is desired by a user. Additionally, the first architecture can obtain a log of contextual event descriptions that can be aggregated by the second architecture or obtained independently from, e.g., a social networking service or a calendar application associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lara M. Sosnosky, Lili Cheng, John D. Mehr, George Moromisato, Elissa E. Murphy
  • Patent number: 9043474
    Abstract: Users of various devices may participate in communication sessions, but only if the interfaces and components of such devices feature a minimum set of capabilities involved in the communication session type; e.g., in order to participate in a teleconference, the device of every user has to be capable of sending and receiving audio. Instead, a communication session server may automatically convert session items received from each user into interface-specific representations for each other user, based on the capabilities of the interface and device of the other user. For example, speech recognition may transform speech to text output; speech synthesis may transform text input to speech; and video recognition may identify individuals and gestures in a video stream and represent this information as text. The server may therefore host a “mixed” communication session, where each user may fully participate irrespective of the capabilities of the chosen device and interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason E. Schleifer, George Moromisato, Eric M. Patey
  • Patent number: 9032304
    Abstract: A portable computing device may be configured to allow a user to interact with one or more displays in a retail environment. The portable computing device may establish a communication link with a communication device in the retail environment and the user may be able to use the portable computing device to navigate through retail data and have it displayed on the display device in the retail environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gilad Lotan, George Moromisato, Paresh Suthar, Jack Ozzie, Lili Cheng, Florin Gale, Justin Michael Harrison
  • Publication number: 20140304232
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter relates to architectures for facilitating network-accessible or local backup or restore features in a manner that leverages event-oriented contextual information associated with one or more users of the data to be backed up or restored. In particular, a first restore-based architecture can interface with an associated second backup-based architecture that hosts or maintains a backup data store in order to retrieve a version of the data file that is desired by a user. Additionally, the first architecture can obtain a log of contextual event descriptions that can be aggregated by the second architecture or obtained independently from, e.g., a social networking service or a calendar application associated with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Lara M. Sosnosky, Lili Cheng, John D. Mehr, George Moromisato, Elissa E. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8818957
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter relates to architectures for facilitating network-accessible or local backup or restore features in a manner that leverages event-oriented contextual information associated with one or more users of the data to be backed up or restored. In particular, a first restore-based architecture can interface with an associated second backup-based architecture that hosts or maintains a backup data store in order to retrieve a version of the data file that is desired by a user. Additionally, the first architecture can obtain a log of contextual event descriptions that can be aggregated by the second architecture or obtained independently from, e.g., a social networking service or a calendar application associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Lara M. Sosnosky, Lili Cheng, John D. Mehr, George Moromisato, Elissa E. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8775554
    Abstract: Embodiments extend functionality of a web page using cloud-based page applications. A page application provider, executing as part of a web browser, receives notification of a web page being accessed by a user of a user computing device. One or more page applications associated with the web page are identified. The identified page applications provide functionality related to the web page and, in some embodiments, interact or share data with the web page. The page application provider presents the identified page applications to the user. Based on a selection of at least one of the presented page applications, the selected page application is provided for execution by the user computing device. In some embodiments, the correlations among the user, web pages, and page applications are available from a cloud-based page application service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond E. Ozzie, George Moromisato, Jack Ozzie
  • Publication number: 20140143209
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter relates to architectures for facilitating network-accessible or local backup or restore features in a manner that leverages event-oriented contextual information associated with one or more users of the data to be backed up or restored. In particular, a first restore-based architecture can interface with an associated second backup-based architecture that hosts or maintains a backup data store in order to retrieve a version of the data file that is desired by a user. Additionally, the first architecture can obtain a log of contextual event descriptions that can be aggregated by the second architecture or obtained independently from, e.g., a social networking service or a calendar application associated with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lara M. Sosnosky, Lili Cheng, John D. Mehr, George Moromisato, Elissa E. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8583603
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter relates to architectures for facilitating network-accessible or local backup or restore features in a manner that leverages event-oriented contextual information associated with one or more users of the data to be backed up or restored. In particular, a first restore-based architecture can interface with an associated second backup-based architecture that hosts or maintains a backup data store in order to retrieve a version of the data file that is desired by a user. Additionally, the first architecture can obtain a log of contextual event descriptions that can be aggregated by the second architecture or obtained independently from, e.g. a social networking service or a calendar application associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Lara M. Sosnosky, Lili Cheng, John D. Mehr, George Moromisato, Elissa E. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8417712
    Abstract: Queries may be issued against an image store to produce a set of image instance relating to images in the image store that relate to the query. The relevance of the images to the query may be depicted by scaling the image instances according to the predicted relevance of the image to the query. The image instances may be further positioned within the image instance set query result, e.g., by clustering according to image relatedness or by similar predicted relevance of the images to the query terms of the query. The image instances may also be presented as smoothly zoomable images, such that the user may zoom in on the images in an efficient manner that facilitates realtime, gradual zooming with reduced resampling inefficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Raman Narayanan, George Moromisato, Radoslav Nickolov, Raymond Ozzie, Jack Ozzie, Matt Augustine, Ming Liu
  • Patent number: 8335763
    Abstract: When presenting a news feed (e.g., statuses of contacts in a social media network), it may be inefficient to display the data items in a single column according to a single filter, such as a designated group of contacts. Rather, from the data feed, a set of at least two data subfeeds may be generated based on different filters, and the at least two data subfeeds may be currently presented to the user (e.g., as two or more vertically aligned columns, each presenting a different set of data items based on a different filter.) The user may prefer the concurrent presentation due to the contextual separation of the data items according to different filters, and may more easily administrate the filters and groupings; e.g., dragging data items from one column to another column may alter the filters to achieve a more preferred sorting of data items in future presentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Raman Narayanan, Rajenda Vishnumurty, Ming Liu, Russell Songco, George Moromisato
  • Patent number: 8290926
    Abstract: Data items of various data feeds (such as articles posted to a website or entries in an RSS feed) may be associated with various topics, but a user may be unable to monitor a large number of data feeds, and to avoid previously reviewed data items while searching for new data items. An aggregation service may monitor many data feeds, perform an automated topical evaluation of the data items, and generate a set of topical data feeds. Additional services may also be applied, such as filtering the topical data feeds by various criteria, translating data items from a native language into another language, and removing equivalent data items, such as articles redundantly covering the same news story. A centralized or cooperatively distributed service may scale for improved efficiency and value, since each data feed may be monitored and each data item received and evaluated on behalf of many users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond Ozzie, Eric Patey, Brian Lambert, George Moromisato
  • Publication number: 20120209715
    Abstract: A computing device may be configured to allow a shopper to interact with one or more displays in a retail environment. A perception device may detect human actions in the retail environment and the shopper may be able to use human movements to navigate through retail data and have it displayed on the display device in the retail environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gilad Lotan, George Moromisato, Paresh Suthar, Florin Gale, Lili Cheng, Jack Ozzie
  • Publication number: 20120173657
    Abstract: Embodiments extend functionality of a web page using cloud-based page applications. A page application provider, executing as part of a web browser, receives notification of a web page being accessed by a user of a user computing device. One or more page applications associated with the web page are identified. The identified page applications provide functionality related to the web page and, in some embodiments, interact or share data with the web page. The page application provider presents the identified page applications to the user. Based on a selection of at least one of the presented page applications, the selected page application is provided for execution by the user computing device. In some embodiments, the correlations among the user, web pages, and page applications are available from a cloud-based page application service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raymond E. Ozzie, George Moromisato, Jack Ozzie
  • Publication number: 20120117487
    Abstract: A portable computing device may be configured to allow a user to interact with one or more displays in a retail environment. The portable computing device may establish a communication link with a communication device in the retail environment and the user may be able to use the portable computing device to navigate through retail data and have it displayed on the display device in the retail environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gilad Lotan, George Moromisato, Paresh Suthar, Jack Ozzie, Lili Cheng, Florin Gale
  • Publication number: 20110179020
    Abstract: Data items of various data feeds (such as articles posted to a website or entries in an RSS feed) may be associated with various topics, but a user may be unable to monitor a large number of data feeds, and to avoid previously reviewed data items while searching for new data items. An aggregation service may monitor many data feeds, perform an automated topical evaluation of the data items, and generate a set of topical data feeds. Additional services may also be applied, such as filtering the topical data feeds by various criteria, translating data items from a native language into another language, and removing equivalent data items, such as articles redundantly covering the same news story. A centralized or cooperatively distributed service may scale for improved efficiency and value, since each data feed may be monitored and each data item received and evaluated on behalf of many users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond Ozzie, Eric Patey, Brian Lambert, George Moromisato
  • Publication number: 20110179180
    Abstract: Users of various devices may participate in communication sessions, but only if the interfaces and components of such devices feature a minimum set of capabilities involved in the communication session type; e.g., in order to participate in a teleconference, the device of every user has to be capable of sending and receiving audio. Instead, a communication session server may automatically convert session items received from each user into interface-specific representations for each other user, based on the capabilities of the interface and device of the other user. For example, speech recognition may transform speech to text output; speech synthesis may transform text input to speech; and video recognition may identify individuals and gestures in a video stream and represent this information as text. The server may therefore host a “mixed” communication session, where each user may fully participate irrespective of the capabilities of the chosen device and interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jason E. Schleifer, George Moromisato, Eric M. Patey
  • Publication number: 20110173316
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for presenting members of a shared online space to a user of the shared online space. A relationship value is determined between the user and a member of the shared online space by: determining an interaction value for the user and member relationship based on the user's and member's co-presence in the shared online space; determining a social network value for the user and member relationship based on a number of social network connections between the user and member; and combining the interaction value and social network value. The relationship value is associated with a specified visual representation of the member used in the shared online space, and two or more visual representations of members are scaled in the user's display in the shared online space in order to fit an available screen space, based on the relationship value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: c/o Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: George Moromisato, Karen Donoghue, Jason E. Schleifer, Sook Yeon Kim
  • Publication number: 20110173570
    Abstract: A social data feed, comprising a set of data items submitted by individuals in a social network, may be presented to the user, but the frequency of new data items appearing in the social data feed may be overwhelming, and may cause the user to miss data items that may be of interest. Instead, potentially interesting data items may be selected and peripherally presented to the user, e.g., as a tiled set of thumbnail images presented near the right edge of the display, adjusted for low contrast with the display background. Peripheral presentation may suggest potentially interesting data items to the user, thereby promoting serendipitous discovery of interesting data items, while reducing the distraction of the user while viewing the social data feed. Metadata of an interesting data item may be displayed upon user selection (e.g., pointer hovering), and interesting content items within a selected data item may be highlighted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: George Moromisato, Raman Narayanan, Rajendra H. Vishnumurty, Ming Liu, Matthew S. Augustine, Russell P. Songco
  • Publication number: 20110137894
    Abstract: When presenting a news feed (e.g., statuses of contacts in a social media network), it may be inefficient to display the data items in a single column according to a single filter, such as a designated group of contacts. Rather, from the data feed, a set of at least two data subfeeds may be generated based on different filters, and the at least two data subfeeds may be currently presented to the user (e.g., as two or more vertically aligned columns, each presenting a different set of data items based on a different filter.) The user may prefer the concurrent presentation due to the contextual separation of the data items according to different filters, and may more easily administrate the filters and groupings; e.g., dragging data items from one column to another column may alter the filters to achieve a more preferred sorting of data items in future presentations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Raman Narayanan, Rajendra Vishnumurty, Ming Liu, Russell Songco, George Moromisato