Patents by Inventor Jill Kathleen LARSON

Jill Kathleen LARSON 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: 11121993
    Abstract: The techniques disclosed herein enable a system to drive collaboration between users by analyzing user interactions with productivity applications. The system provides intelligence mechanisms that work in concert with telemetry mechanisms to create interactive experiences that encourage users to embrace technology, improve productivity, and increase collaboration. In some configurations, the system can drive collaboration between users by correlating signals that define user interactions with individual productivity applications with contextual data that indicates how time has been allocated. During, or upon completion of a group activity, the system can identify individuals of interest and enable a user to readily share relevant files with the identified individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Venkat Pradeep Chilakamarri, John Hoegger, Rui Hu, Jill Kathleen Larson, Manya Garg
  • Publication number: 20200142545
    Abstract: A contribution management system and process for facilitating the identification of individual users who have made contributions to an electronic content item, and the extent of that contribution. As an example, a reader may review the list of contributors with a representation of their relative degree or amount of contribution to the document, and also allow for access to other documents that have been developed by the identified contributor. These tools can provide collaborative document users the ability to more clearly distinguish casual contributors or non-contributing owners of the document from higher-level contributors whose authorship has significantly shaped the content. In addition, the listing or identification of top contributors can be configured to facilitate communication between an interested reader and the identified contributor, which increases the ease with which members of larger organizations can collaborate, seek mentorship, or develop useful relationships.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew James WALD, Jill Kathleen LARSON, Rui HU, Venkat Pradeep CHILAKAMARRI
  • Publication number: 20200034442
    Abstract: A system for determining qualified contributors of a document is provided. A system can analyze user activities associated with a document to provide meaningful insights indicating the key contributors of the document based on a contributor policy. The contributor policy defines contribution factors and criteria that is used to determine when a user is deemed as a qualified contributor. The contribution factors can be used in an analysis of one or more user activities to determine a contribution score for each user associated with a document. The contribution scores of the users can be compared with a threshold to identify qualified contributors. The identified users are listed as qualified contributors of the document and associated with the document in the metadata. The contributor information can be utilized to inform readers of the document, identity expertise of these contributors, or recommend relevant documents to the contributors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jill Kathleen LARSON, Venkat Pradeep CHILAKAMARRI, Rui HU, Subash Kumar BHAMIDIPATI, Brian T. ALBRECHT
  • Publication number: 20190288968
    Abstract: The techniques disclosed herein enable a system to drive collaboration between users by analyzing user interactions with productivity applications. The system provides intelligence mechanisms that work in concert with telemetry mechanisms to create interactive experiences that encourage users to embrace technology, improve productivity, and increase collaboration. In some configurations, the system can drive collaboration between users by correlating signals that define user interactions with individual productivity applications with contextual data that indicates how time has been allocated. During, or upon completion of a group activity, the system can identify individuals of interest and enable a user to readily share relevant files with the identified individuals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Venkat Pradeep CHILAKAMARRI, John HOEGGER, Rui HU, Jill Kathleen LARSON, Manya GARG