Patents by Inventor Jonathan Winslow Anderson

Jonathan Winslow Anderson 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: 10402863
    Abstract: A function intelligence engine receives input regarding application program content, including functions or capabilities of the application program that can be separately purchasable, and can further receive information regarding advertisements that can be displayed to users within the context of the application program. User-specific information is also received, including a user's current status and context within the application program, as well as a user's history, both within the application program, as well as in other application programs. Based on such information, the function intelligence engine determines and compares the probability of a user purchasing, versus the probability of the user consuming advertising, to acquire the separately purchasable function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Keller, Jonathan Winslow Anderson, Pedro Emilio Gutierrez, Jr., Diana Finster, Enrique de la Garza, Kenneth Alan Lobb, Alexei Pineda
  • Patent number: 9628858
    Abstract: Increased user interaction performance in group settings is achieved by providing individually interactive secondary content to individual users of a group of users, including a group that is consuming content from a single display device. A group of users is defined based upon detected commonalities. Secondary content is concurrently presented to the defined group of users and includes both non-interactive and interactive content. The interactive content is individually and separately presented to multiple users of the defined group, including co-located users that were consuming the primary content from a single physical display device. The individual and separate presentation includes presenting multiple panels, or sub-divisions, on the single physical display device, with individual, separate panels directed to individual ones of the multiple co-located users and the utilization of personal computing devices that are associated with specific ones of the multiple co-located users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Karin Zilberstein, Enrique de la Garza, Leah Hobart, Shirlene Lim, Jonathan Winslow Anderson, Carolyn J. Fuson
  • Publication number: 20160127775
    Abstract: Increased user interaction performance in group settings is achieved by providing individually interactive secondary content to individual users of a group of users, including a group that is consuming content from a single display device. A group of users is defined based upon detected commonalities. Secondary content is concurrently presented to the defined group of users and includes both non-interactive and interactive content. The interactive content is individually and separately presented to multiple users of the defined group, including co-located users that were consuming the primary content from a single physical display device. The individual and separate presentation includes presenting multiple panels, or sub-divisions, on the single physical display device, with individual, separate panels directed to individual ones of the multiple co-located users and the utilization of personal computing devices that are associated with specific ones of the multiple co-located users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Karin Zilberstein, Enrique de la Garza, Leah Hobart, Shirlene Lim, Jonathan Winslow Anderson, Carolyn J. Fuson
  • Publication number: 20160098760
    Abstract: A function intelligence engine receives input regarding application program content, including functions or capabilities of the application program that can be separately purchasable, and can further receive information regarding advertisements that can be displayed to users within the context of the application program. User-specific information is also received, including a user's current status and context within the application program, as well as a user's history, both within the application program, as well as in other application programs. Based on such information, the function intelligence engine determines and compares the probability of a user purchasing, versus the probability of the user consuming advertising, to acquire the separately purchasable function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Donald Keller, Jonathan Winslow Anderson, Pedro Emilio Gutierrez, JR., Diana Finster, Enrique de la Garza, Kenneth Alan Lobb, Alexei Pineda
  • Patent number: 9253513
    Abstract: Improved operation of a content presentation device is achieved by one application, presenting content to users, automatically identifying an independent second application, available on the content presentation device, based on remotely-sourced information, and invoking that second application based on explicit or implicit user input. Bidirectional notifications are enabled between the two applications whereby activity within one application can affect the other. The first application displays an advertisement and can also, based on metadata received with the advertisement, identify the second application and invoke it, based upon explicit or implicit user action, such that both are simultaneously visible in separate content display areas on a physical display device. User interaction with the second application is independent of the display of the corresponding advertisement by the first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Diana Finster, Donald Keller, Jonathan Winslow Anderson, Jason Scott White, Alexei Pineda, Enrique de la Garza