Patents by Inventor Joe Walkush

Joe Walkush 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: 8196051
    Abstract: A novel technique automatically stores synchronized group history related to an online group interaction and enables individual group members to later view and access the group history. In an embodiment of the invention, the group history is accessible by group members independently of group interactions at any later time. According to various embodiments of the invention, the group history may be presented in an overview form or a detailed form. With respect to the detailed form, the group history may be presented graphically, such as in an icon timeline or collage, textually, such as in list form, or in any combination of presentation formats. In a further embodiment of the invention, the synchronized group history is writable by group members in addition to being automatically maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melora Zaner, Eun-Kyung Chung, Geoffrey Elliott, Heather Ferguson, Tammy Savage, Jonathan Sposato, John Vert, Joe Walkush
  • Publication number: 20040221309
    Abstract: A novel technique automatically stores synchronized group history related to an online group interaction and enables individual group members to later view and access the group history. In an embodiment of the invention, the group history is accessible by group members independently of group interactions at any later time. According to various embodiments of the invention, the group history may be presented in an overview form or a detailed form. With respect to the detailed form, the group history may be presented graphically, such as in an icon timeline or collage, textually, such as in list form, or in any combination of presentation formats. In a further embodiment of the invention, the synchronized group history is writable by group members in addition to being automatically maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melora Zaner, Eun-Kyung Chung, Geoffrey Elliott, Heather Ferguson, Tammy Savage, Jonathan Sposato, John Vert, Joe Walkush