Patents by Inventor Gonzalo Ramos

Gonzalo Ramos 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: 20220156598
    Abstract: Classification predictions made by a concept classifier may be interactively visualized and explored in a user interface that displays visual representations of a plurality of data items in a star coordinate space spanned by a plurality of anchor concepts each mapping the data items onto respective finite real-valued scores. Positions of the visual representations of the data items in the star coordinate space are based on the scores for the plurality of anchor concepts, and may be updated responsive to a user manipulating the anchor concepts in the user interface, e.g., by moving or modifying definitions of anchor concepts, or by adding or deleting anchor concepts. The visual representations may of the data items may reflect labels and/or classification predictions, and may be updated based on updated classification predictions following retraining the of the concept classifier based on added training data or new features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Gonzalo A Ramos, Jin A. Suh, Johannes H. Verwey, Patrice Y. Simard, Steven M. Drucker, Nan-Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 11295525
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods that enable users to virtually experience an environment at a destination location from their own user device, control their experience and even interact with others that are physically located within the environment. Likewise, the user's experience may even be improved with the inclusion of enhancements that are presented to the user as the user experiences the environment. Users may interact with the enhancements to obtain additional enhancements, interact with others physically located within the environment, interact with and direct a guide that is physically located within the environment, and receive near real-time video and audio that is transmitted from a guide device located within the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Kelly, Matthew Brinkley, Ting-Hsiang Hwang, Amy Bergsieker, Cameron Charles, Elliot Chong, Gonzalo Ramos, Babak Amir Parviz
  • Patent number: 11270211
    Abstract: Classification predictions made by a concept classifier may be interactively visualized and explored in a user interface that displays visual representations of a plurality of data items in a star coordinate space spanned by a plurality of anchor concepts each mapping the data items onto respective finite real-valued scores. Positions of the visual representations of the data items in the star coordinate space are based on the scores for the plurality of anchor concepts, and may be updated responsive to a user manipulating the anchor concepts in the user interface, e.g., by moving or modifying definitions of anchor concepts, or by adding or deleting anchor concepts. The visual representations may of the data items may reflect labels and/or classification predictions, and may be updated based on updated classification predictions following retraining the of the concept classifier based on added training data or new features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gonzalo A Ramos, Jin A Suh, Johannes H Verwey, Patrice Y Simard, Steven M Drucker, Nan-Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 10950049
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods that enable users to virtually experience an environment at a destination location from their own user device, control their experience and even interact with others that are physically located within the environment. Likewise, the user's experience may even be improved with the inclusion of enhancements that are presented to the user as the user experiences the environment. User's may interact with the enhancements to obtain additional enhancements, interact with others physically located within the environment, interact with and direct a guide that is physically located within the environment, and receive near real-time video and audio that is transmitted from a guide device located within the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Kelly, Matthew Brinkley, Ting-Hsiang Hwang, Amy Bergsieker, Cameron Charles, Elliot Chong, Gonzalo Ramos, Babak Amir Parviz
  • Patent number: 10943396
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods that enable users to virtually experience an environment at a destination location from their own user device, control their experience and even interact with others that are physically located within the environment. Likewise, the user's experience may even be improved with the inclusion of enhancements that are presented to the user as the user experiences the environment. User's may interact with the enhancements to obtain additional enhancements, interact with others physically located within the environment, interact with and direct a guide that is physically located within the environment, and receive near real-time video and audio that is transmitted from a guide device located within the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Kelly, Matthew Brinkley, Ting-Hsiang Hwang, Amy Bergsieker, Cameron Charles, Elliot Chong, Gonzalo Ramos, Babak Amir Parviz
  • Publication number: 20190244113
    Abstract: Classification predictions made by a concept classifier may be interactively visualized and explored in a user interface that displays visual representations of a plurality of data items in a star coordinate space spanned by a plurality of anchor concepts each mapping the data items onto respective finite real-valued scores. Positions of the visual representations of the data items in the star coordinate space are based on the scores for the plurality of anchor concepts, and may be updated responsive to a user manipulating the anchor concepts in the user interface, e.g., by moving or modifying definitions of anchor concepts, or by adding or deleting anchor concepts. The visual representations may of the data items may reflect labels and/or classification predictions, and may be updated based on updated classification predictions following retraining the of the concept classifier based on added training data or new features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Gonzalo A Ramos, Jin A Suh, Johannes H Verwey, Patrice Y Simard, Steven M Drucker, Nan-Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 9697751
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable, in a mapping context, various visual entities to be clustered into groups that do not occlude one another. In at least some embodiments, individual clusters are represented on a map by a puddle defined by a computed contour line. Users can interact with the puddle to acquire more information about the puddle's content. In at least some embodiments, user interaction can include zooming operations, clicking operations, hovering operations and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Gonzalo A. Ramos
  • Patent number: 9563326
    Abstract: Information may be presented to a user in a way that reflects an awareness of the user's current situation. The relationship between user's situation, and various people and things, may be analyzed to determine the user's proximity to those people and things. (Proximity may refer not only to geographic proximity, but also temporal proximity, relevance proximity, etc.) A user interface may show people and things at different levels of proximity to the user's current situation, with the level of proximity being represented visually. The user may reposition the center of focus to one of the people or things depicted. When the center is repositioned, the level of proximity of people and things may be shown relative to the new center of focus, filtered based on existing relationships of those people and things to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Avi Bar-Zeev, Gonzalo A. Ramos, Michael Chowning Byron
  • Patent number: 9552129
    Abstract: Search results may be rendered on a map utilizing one or more points of interest. An individual point of interest may include a casing layer and a core layer. Casing layers and/or core layers may be configured to change in size and color at different levels of detail associated with zoom operations. Zoom operations may further include de-clustering overlapping points of interest to eliminate overlap. A hover input associated with a cluster may render a numerical value associated with a corresponding number of points of interest that appear in the cluster. Various embodiments provide a visual language that enables a continuous representation, at different levels of detail, that range from a single discrete point to multiple points that are near each other or clustered together to unify the look-and-feel of represented elements and provide interactive consistency across various map properties and platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gonzalo A. Ramos, Timothy P. Wantland, Donald A. Barnett, Romualdo T. Impas
  • Publication number: 20160350312
    Abstract: Methods are provided for displaying image results responsive to a search query. In addition to displaying responsive results for a query, responsive results are also provided for related queries. The results are ordered along a plurality of display axes, including at least one axis corresponding to the ordering of the various search queries. The results can be displayed in an aligned or non-aligned manner. The results can then be translated along one or more of the display axes to allow a user to browse the various results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gonzalo A. Ramos, Steven M. Drucker, Amir Akbarzadeh
  • Publication number: 20160307299
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for positioning point-of-interest (POI) data in a planar panorama image, generated from a plurality of relatively sequential images. First POI data with a first geo-location and second POI data with a second geo-location can be received for the planar panorama image, and first and second data tags can be created that respectively comprise at least some of the first and second POI data. A cluster geo-location may be identified for the first and second data tags based at least upon the first and second geo-locations, and the first and second data tags can be clustered at the cluster geo-location in the planar panorama image. The first and second data tags can be re-clustered (e.g., moved around) and displayed at different locations within the planar panorama image in response to a zoom operation, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Williams, Timothy Wantland, Gonzalo Ramos, Peter G. Sibley
  • Patent number: 9406153
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for positioning point-of-interest (POI) data in a planar panorama image, generated from a plurality of relatively sequential images. First POI data with a first geo-location and second POI data with a second geo-location can be received for the planar panorama image, and first and second data tags can be created that respectively comprise at least some of the first and second POI data. A cluster geo-location may be identified for the first and second data tags based at least upon the first and second geo-locations, and the first and second data tags can be clustered at the cluster geo-location in the planar panorama image. The first and second data tags can be re-clustered (e.g., moved around) and displayed at different locations within the planar panorama image in response to a zoom operation, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Williams, Timothy Wantland, Gonzalo Ramos, Peter G. Sibley
  • Patent number: 9384216
    Abstract: Methods are provided for displaying image results responsive to a search query. In addition to displaying responsive results for a query, responsive results are also provided for related queries. The results are ordered along a plurality of display axes, including at least one axis corresponding to the ordering of the various search queries. The results can be displayed in an aligned or non-aligned manner. The results can then be translated along one or more of the display axes to allow a user to browse the various results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gonzalo A. Ramos, Steven M. Drucker, Amir Akbarzadeh
  • Patent number: 9372873
    Abstract: Methods are provided for displaying image results responsive to a search query. In addition to displaying responsive results for a query, responsive results are also provided for related queries. The results are ordered along a plurality of display axes, including at least one axis corresponding to the ordering of the various search queries. The results can be displayed in an aligned or non-aligned manner. The results can then be translated along one or more of the display axes to allow a user to browse the various results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gonzalo A. Ramos, Steven M. Drucker, Amir Akbarzadeh
  • Patent number: 9342998
    Abstract: Techniques to annotate street level images with contextual information are described. A map application may comprise a street level component that when executed by a processor is operative to generate annotated street view images of a location. The street level component may comprise a street view component operative to generate a street view image from multiple street level images, the street view image having one or more objects located within the street view image. The street level component may further comprise a metadata component communicatively coupled to the street view component, the metadata component operative to generate a horizontal metadata panel having object metadata positioned in approximate vertical alignment with a corresponding object in the street view image, and combine the horizontal metadata panel with the street view image to form an annotated street view image. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Barnett, Tim Wantland, Gonzalo Ramos
  • Patent number: 9110921
    Abstract: A semi-automatic map editor may allow a user to add features to a map with a minimum of effort. In one example, a user may add a road to a map by indicating where the endpoints of the road are. A system may then attempt to fill in the path of the road using the user-provided endpoints, an analysis of an aerial or satellite photograph, existing maps that show the road, or any other appropriate information. Using this information, the system may display a proposed path for the road between the endpoints that the user has indicated. The user may then fine tune and/or confirm the proposed path, thereby adding the road to the map. In addition to roads, other feature such as bodies of water, ski trails, etc., may be added in this manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ido Omer, Eyal Ofek, John-Michael Wiley, Gonzalo Ramos
  • Patent number: 8831380
    Abstract: A system for displaying hybrid image data produced by embedding additional media objects within street-level panoramic images includes a user interface through which a user may view, search for, and/or navigate through additional media objects in the context of browsing a virtual environment of a location at street level. In response to user input indicating a request to view a geographic location and/or an additional media object, street-level panoramic image data associated with the geographic location, in which one or more additional media objects also associated with the geographic location have been embedded, may be provided for display through the user interface. The user interface may be provided by a client device including one or more processors that receive hybrid image data produced by one or more processors of a server and display the image data to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eyal Ofek, Michael Kroepfl, Julian R. Walker, Gonzalo A. Ramos, Blaise Hilary Aguera y Arcas
  • Publication number: 20140114988
    Abstract: Information may be presented to a user in a way that reflects an awareness of the user's current situation. The relationship between user's situation, and various people and things, may be analyzed to determine the user's proximity to those people and things. (Proximity may refer not only to geographic proximity, but also temporal proximity, relevance proximity, etc.) A user interface may show people and things at different levels of proximity to the user's current situation, with the level of proximity being represented visually. The user may reposition the center of focus to one of the people or things depicted. When the center is repositioned, the level of proximity of people and things may be shown relative to the new center of focus, filtered based on existing relationships of those people and things to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Avi Bar-Zeev, Gonzalo A. Ramos, Michael Chowning Byron
  • Patent number: 8581907
    Abstract: Techniques for visualizing sets are described. Arbitrary subsets of data elements are represented by corresponding graphic lines. The data elements in a set are connected up sequentially by a corresponding graphic line, the graphic line passing through each data element once with minimal or no self-overlapping. The graphic lines may be curved, for instance in the form of spline segments interconnecting nodes that represent the respective subsets. Each line may have a different color. Data elements not belonging to a subset may still be represented by a nodes but are not connected with any of the graphic lines, thus it can be seen which data elements belong to which sets, if any.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nathalie Riche, Mary Czerwinski, Gonzalo Ramos, Basak Alper
  • Publication number: 20130249812
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a visual language that enables a continuous representation, at different levels of detail, that range from a single discrete point to multiple points that are near each other or clustered together to unify the look-and-feel of represented elements and provide interactive consistency across various map properties and platforms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gonzalo A. Ramos, Timothy P. Wantland, Donald A. Barnett, Romualdo T. Impas