Patents by Inventor Jay Beavers

Jay Beavers 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: 10262555
    Abstract: Speech generating devices, communication systems, and methods for communicating using the devices and systems are disclosed herein. In certain examples, a communication system is configured to receive a generated communication, establish a connection between a speech generating device and a computing device subsequent to receipt of the generated communication, and transmit the generated communication to the computing device. In other examples, a computing device is configured to establish a connection with a speech generating device, and receive a transmission generated by the speech generating device following the connection, the transmission including previously generated communications or real-time communication segments or proxies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jon Campbell, Ann Paradiso, Jay Beavers, Mira E. Shah, Meredith Morris, Alexander Fiannaca, Harish Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10148808
    Abstract: Speech generating devices, communication systems, and methods for communicating using the devices and systems are disclosed herein. In certain examples, the speech generating device includes a display device and an input device configured to generate a communication to be displayed on the display device, wherein the speech generating device is configured to allow a user to select between playing the generated communication through a speaker and transmitting the generated communication via a communication network to a computing device separate from the speech generating device. In certain examples, the computing device may be designated with other computing devices of other conversation partners within a conversation group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jon Campbell, Ann Paradiso, Jay Beavers, Mira E. Shah, Meredith Morris, Alexander Fiannaca, Harish Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 9679497
    Abstract: Speech generating devices, communication systems, and methods for communicating using the devices and systems are disclosed herein. In certain examples, the speech generating device includes: a first display device positioned in a first direction, the first display device configured to face a user of the speech generating device; an input device configured to generate a communication to be displayed on the first display device; and a second display device positioned in a second direction different from the first direction, wherein the second display device is configured to display a social cue proxy or an emotional proxy of the generated communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jon Campbell, Ann Paradiso, Jay Beavers, Mira E. Shah, Meredith Morris, Alexander Fiannaca, Harish Kulkarni
  • Publication number: 20170103680
    Abstract: Speech generating devices, communication systems, and methods for communicating using the devices and systems are disclosed herein. In certain examples, the speech generating device includes: a first display device positioned in a first direction, the first display device configured to face a user of the speech generating device; an input device configured to generate a communication to be displayed on the first display device; and a second display device positioned in a second direction different from the first direction, wherein the second display device is configured to display a social cue proxy or an emotional proxy of the generated communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Jon Campbell, Ann Paradiso, Jay Beavers, Mira E. Shah, Meredith Morris, Alexander Fiannaca, Harish Kulkarni
  • Publication number: 20170103679
    Abstract: Speech generating devices, communication systems, and methods for communicating using the devices and systems are disclosed herein. In certain examples, a communication system is configured to receive a generated communication, establish a connection between a speech generating device and a computing device subsequent to receipt of the generated communication, and transmit the generated communication to the computing device. In other examples, a computing device is configured to establish a connection with a speech generating device, and receive a transmission generated by the speech generating device following the connection, the transmission including previously generated communications or real-time communication segments or proxies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Jon Campbell, Ann Paradiso, Jay Beavers, Mira E. Shah, Meredith Morris, Alexander Fiannaca, Harish Kulkarni
  • Publication number: 20170104866
    Abstract: Speech generating devices, communication systems, and methods for communicating using the devices and systems are disclosed herein. In certain examples, the speech generating device includes a display device and an input device configured to generate a communication to be displayed on the display device, wherein the speech generating device is configured to allow a user to select between playing the generated communication through a speaker and transmitting the generated communication via a communication network to a computing device separate from the speech generating device. In certain examples, the computing device may be designated with other computing devices of other conversation partners within a conversation group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Jon Campbell, Ann Paradiso, Jay Beavers, Mira E. Shah, Meredith Morris, Alexander Fiannaca, Harish Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 8464248
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods and systems of providing contextual discovery of value-added components or add-ins of an application are disclosed. In conjunction with a startup of the application, indicators for each available value-added component for the application may be contextually displayed on a user interface of a first computing device, where the indicators are undifferentiated based on installation status of the value-added components. Upon a user selection of a particular value-added component that is not currently installed, the value-added component may be obtained from a second computing device and may be installed. The end-user is thus provided with an integrated seamless, contextual discovery and installation of desired value-added components on an as-needed basis. The methods and systems may be based on varying levels of permission, and may be performed for sub-components of value-added components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher H. Moffatt, Jay Beavers, Ravipal Soin, Scott Kurtzeborn
  • Publication number: 20100318985
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods and systems of providing contextual discovery of value-added components or add-ins of an application are disclosed. In conjunction with a startup of the application, indicators for each available value-added component for the application may be contextually displayed on a user interface of a first computing device, where the indicators are undifferentiated based on installation status of the value-added components. Upon a user selection of a particular value-added component that is not currently installed, the value-added component may be obtained from a second computing device and may be installed. The end-user is thus provided with an integrated seamless, contextual discovery and installation of desired value-added components on an as-needed basis. The methods and systems may be based on varying levels of permission, and may be performed for sub-components of value-added components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher H. Moffatt, Jay Beavers, Ravipal Soin, Scott Kurtzeborn
  • Patent number: 7733366
    Abstract: A system and process for network-based, interactive, multi-media learning is presented. The learning system and process employs high quality, low latency audio/video links over a multicast network (such as Internet2), as well as an interactive slideshow that allows annotations to be added by both the presenter and lecture participants, a question management feature that allows participants to submit questions and receive answers during the lecture or afterwards, and a complete archiving of the data streams and metadata associated with the foregoing features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jay Beavers, Randy Hinrichs, Sarah Papp, Richard Anderson, Jeff Baxter
  • Patent number: 7487211
    Abstract: A video conferencing system and process is presented that employs a distributed computer network, such as the Internet or a proprietary intranet, to conduct virtual conferences. Each conference has a computer that has access to the network, as well as audio equipment and a video camera for capturing audio and video (A/V) at the conferencee's site. Conducting a conference generally entails each of the conferencee's computers multicasting the A/V data captured at the conferencee's location over the network. At the same time, each conferences subscribes to A/V data multicoated by other conferences participating in the conference. The A/V data received by a conference over the network from the other conferences is rendered and played by the conferencee's computer. In this way, each conference can see and hear the other participating conferences during the conference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jay Beavers, Randy Hinrichs
  • Publication number: 20040002049
    Abstract: A system and process for network-based, interactive, multi-media learning is presented. The learning system and process employs high quality, low latency audio/video links over a multicast network (such as Internet2), as well as an interactive slideshow that allows annotations to be added by both the presenter and lecture participants, a question management feature that allows participants to submit questions and receive answers during the lecture or afterwards, and a complete archiving of the data streams and metadata associated with the foregoing features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Publication date: January 1, 2004
    Inventors: Jay Beavers, Randy Hinrichs, Sarah Papp, Richard Anderson, Jeff Baxter
  • Publication number: 20040003040
    Abstract: A video conferencing system and process is presented that employs a distributed computer network, such as the Internet or a proprietary intranet, to conduct virtual conferences. Each conferencee has a computer that has access to the network, as well as audio equipment and a video camera for capturing audio and video (A/V) at the conferencee's site. Conducting a conference generally entails each of the conferencee's computers multicasting the A/V data captured at the conferencee's location over the network. At the same time, each conferences subscribes to A/V data multicasted by other conferencees participating in the conference. The A/V data received by a conferencee over the network from the other conferencees is rendered and played by the conferencee's computer. In this way, each conferencee can see and hear the other participating conferencees during the conference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Publication date: January 1, 2004
    Inventors: Jay Beavers, Randy Hinrichs