Patents by Inventor Joseph A. Schrader

Joseph A. Schrader 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: 10249119
    Abstract: In embodiments of a hub key service, a device includes a communication interface for communication coordination with one or more associated devices of the device, and the associated devices correspond to hub members. A hub manager is implemented to generate an electronic key that includes access permissions, which are configurable to enable controlled access for the hub members, such as to a building, vehicle, media device, or location. The hub manager can then correlate the electronic key with the device to enable access to the building, vehicle, media device, or location with the device utilized as the electronic key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph H. Matthews, III, Lavanya Vasudevan, Shawn M. Thomas, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin
  • Patent number: 9736655
    Abstract: In embodiments of mobile device safe driving, a mobile device can display a device lock screen on an integrated display device, and transition from the device lock screen to display a driving mode lock screen. The transition to display the driving mode lock screen occurs without receiving a PIN code entered on the device lock screen. The mobile device implements a safe driving service that is implemented to activate a safe driving mode of the mobile device, and disable features of the mobile device while the safe driving mode is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. Schrader, Raman K. Sarin, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Sharad Agarwal, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Shai Guday, Joseph Spencer King
  • Patent number: 9710982
    Abstract: In embodiments of a hub key service, a device includes a communication interface for communication coordination with one or more associated devices of the device, and the associated devices correspond to hub members. A hub manager is implemented to generate an electronic key that includes access permissions, which are configurable to enable controlled access for the hub members, such as to a building, vehicle, media device, or location. The hub manager can then correlate the electronic key with the device to enable access to the building, vehicle, media device, or location with the device utilized as the electronic key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph H. Matthews, III, Lavanya Vasudevan, Shawn M. Thomas, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin
  • Patent number: 9680888
    Abstract: A mobile device has memory storage to maintain hub data that is associated with a private interaction hub, where the hub data includes multiple types of displayable data that is editable by different types of device applications. The memory storage at the device also maintains private data that is displayable and is viewable with one of the device applications. The mobile device also includes a display device to display the multiple types of the hub data in a hub user interface of a hub application. The display device can also display the private data and a subset of the hub data that are both associated with a device application in a device application user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lavanya Vasudevan, Shawn M. Thomas, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin
  • Patent number: 9665702
    Abstract: In embodiments of restricted execution modes, a mobile device can display a device lock screen on an integrated display device, and transition from the device lock screen to display a shared space user interface of a shared space. The transition to display the shared space user interface is without receiving a PIN code entered on the device lock screen. The mobile device implements a restricted execution service that is implemented to activate a restricted execution mode of the mobile device, and restrict access of a device application to device content while the restricted execution mode is activated. The restricted execution service can also allow a shared device application that is included in the shared space access to the device content while the restricted execution mode is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Spencer King, Michael Burt Goulding, Todd Myles Derksen, Aaron Naoyoshi Sheung Yan Woo, Bernardo Iturriaga Dubost, Alan Bennett Auerbach, David A. Braun, Andrew P. Begun, Andrew Craig Haon, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Jennifer Anne Karr, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin, Sharad Agarwal, Shai Guday, Shawn M. Thomas, John D. Skovron, John A. Yovin
  • Publication number: 20160328902
    Abstract: In embodiments of a hub key service, a device includes a communication interface for communication coordination with one or more associated devices of the device, and the associated devices correspond to hub members. A hub manager is implemented to generate an electronic key that includes access permissions, which are configurable to enable controlled access for the hub members, such as to a building, vehicle, media device, or location. The hub manager can then correlate the electronic key with the device to enable access to the building, vehicle, media device, or location with the device utilized as the electronic key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph H. Matthews, III, Lavanya Vasudevan, Shawn M. Thomas, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin
  • Patent number: 9491589
    Abstract: In embodiments of mobile device safe driving, a mobile device can display a device lock screen on an integrated display device, and transition from the device lock screen to display a driving mode lock screen. The transition to display the driving mode lock screen occurs without receiving a PIN code entered on the device lock screen. The mobile device implements a safe driving service that is implemented to activate a safe driving mode of the mobile device, and disable features of the mobile device while the safe driving mode is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. Schrader, Raman K. Sarin, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Sharad Agarwal, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Shai Guday, Joseph Spencer King
  • Patent number: 9467834
    Abstract: Mobile device emergency service techniques are described. In embodiments, a client device includes one or more modules implemented at least partially in hardware and configured to implement an emergency service. The emergency service configured to support operations including generating a user interface for display on a display device, receiving one or more inputs usable to form an emergency contacts list that includes a plurality of emergency contacts, and causing the emergency contacts list to be communicated to one or more other client devices for use in generating a message to be communicated automatically and without user intervention to the emergency contacts in the emergency contacts list responsive to a trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shai Guday, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin, Sharad Agarwal, Shawn M. Thomas, John D. Skovorn, John A. Yovin
  • Publication number: 20160248906
    Abstract: In embodiments of mobile device safe driving, a mobile device can display a device lock screen on an integrated display device, and transition from the device lock screen to display a driving mode lock screen. The transition to display the driving mode lock screen occurs without receiving a PIN code entered on the device lock screen. The mobile device implements a safe driving service that is implemented to activate a safe driving mode of the mobile device, and disable features of the mobile device while the safe driving mode is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. Schrader, Raman K. Sarin, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Sharad Agarwal, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Shai Guday, Joseph Spencer King
  • Patent number: 9420432
    Abstract: In embodiments of mobile devices control, a mobile device includes a communication interface for control communication with associated devices of the mobile device, and the associated devices correspond to members of a private interaction hub. A device control service is implemented to determine that the mobile device is moving in a vehicle based on motion data, and can generate a device quiet control to restrict at least audible outputs from one or more of the associated devices that are in the vehicle with the mobile device. The device control service can then initiate communication of the device quiet control to the associated devices in the vehicle to quiet the associated devices that are controllable from the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph H. Matthews, III, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin, Joseph Spencer King
  • Publication number: 20160197968
    Abstract: A mobile device has memory storage to maintain hub data that is associated with a private interaction hub, where the hub data includes multiple types of displayable data that is editable by different types of device applications. The memory storage at the device also maintains private data that is displayable and is viewable with one of the device applications. The mobile device also includes a display device to display the multiple types of the hub data in a hub user interface of a hub application. The display device can also display the private data and a subset of the hub data that are both associated with a device application in a device application user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Lavanya Vasudevan, Shawn M. Thomas, Joseph H. Matthews III, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin
  • Patent number: 9363250
    Abstract: In implementations of a hub coordination service, a device includes a communication interface for communication coordination with one or more associated devices of the device, and the associated devices correspond to hub members. A hub manager is implemented to receive a task input to create a task for one or more of the hub members to complete. The hub manager can register the task in a hub that is a private, shared space of the hub members, and then initiate communication of the task to respective associated devices of the one or more hub members for notification of the task to be completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph H. Matthews, III, Lavanya Vasudevan, Shawn M. Thomas, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin
  • Patent number: 9325752
    Abstract: In embodiments of private interaction hubs, a mobile device has memory storage to maintain hub data that is associated with a private interaction hub, where the hub data includes multiple types of displayable data that is editable by different types of device applications. The memory storage at the device also maintains private data that is displayable and is viewable with one of the device applications. The mobile device also includes a display device to display the multiple types of the hub data in a hub user interface of a hub application. The display device can also display the private data and a subset of the hub data that are both associated with a device application in a device application user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lavanya Vasudevan, Shawn M. Thomas, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin
  • Publication number: 20150220712
    Abstract: In embodiments of restricted execution modes, a mobile device can display a device lock screen on an integrated display device, and transition from the device lock screen to display a shared space user interface of a shared space. The transition to display the shared space user interface is without receiving a PIN code entered on the device lock screen. The mobile device implements a restricted execution service that is implemented to activate a restricted execution mode of the mobile device, and restrict access of a device application to device content while the restricted execution mode is activated. The restricted execution service can also allow a shared device application that is included in the shared space access to the device content while the restricted execution mode is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Spencer King, Michael Burt Goulding, Todd Myles Derksen, Aaron Naoyoshi Sheung Yan Woo, Bernardo Iturriaga Dubost, Alan Bennett Auerbach, David A. Braun, Andrew P. Begun, Andrew Craig Haon, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Jennifer Anne Karr, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin, Sharad Agarwal, Shai Guday, Shawn M. Thomas, John D. Skovron, John A. Yovin
  • Publication number: 20150135088
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure aggregate and present event information relating to a calendar event associated with an application executing on a computing device. In some embodiments, data relating to the calendar event is obtained from a content source that is outside an execution context of the application. The data relating to the calendar event is obtained and/or presented intermittently in a user interface element associated with the application. The content source that is outside the execution context of the application may be within an execution context of one or more other applications, an operating system of the computing device, and/or a web service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melissa N. Lim, Tyler N. Jensen, Shawn Callegari, Jared J. Frew, Terri L. Chudzik, Ashish Gupta, Renle Xia, Alice Jane Brush, Joseph A. Schrader
  • Publication number: 20150011203
    Abstract: In embodiments of mobile device safe driving, a mobile device can display a device lock screen on an integrated display device, and transition from the device lock screen to display a driving mode lock screen. The transition to display the driving mode lock screen occurs without receiving a PIN code entered on the device lock screen. The mobile device implements a safe driving service that is implemented to activate a safe driving mode of the mobile device, and disable features of the mobile device while the safe driving mode is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph A. Schrader, Raman K. Sarin, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Sharad Agarwal, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Shai Guday, Joseph Spencer King
  • Publication number: 20140337751
    Abstract: Techniques are described for automatically creating calendar items. For example, calendar-related activity can be detected within user-accessed content on a computing device. In response to the detected calendar-related activity, calendar information can be displayed to a user of the computing device that indicates availability of the user. The user can indicate initiate creation of a calendar item based on the detected calendar-related activity and save the calendar item to the user's calendar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melissa Lim, Jared Brown, Joseph A. Schrader, Terri Chudzik, Jared Frew, Shawn Cantin Callegari, Tyler N. Jensen, Ashish Gupta, Renle Xia, Joseph B. Tobens, Gurpreet Virdi, Michael McGee
  • Patent number: 8874162
    Abstract: In embodiments of mobile device safe driving, a mobile device can display a device lock screen on an integrated display device, and transition from the device lock screen to display a driving mode lock screen. The transition to display the driving mode lock screen occurs without receiving a PIN code entered on the device lock screen. The mobile device implements a safe driving service that is implemented to activate a safe driving mode of the mobile device, and disable features of the mobile device while the safe driving mode is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Schrader, Raman K. Sarin, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Sharad Agarwal, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Shai Guday, Joseph Spencer King
  • Patent number: 8631437
    Abstract: A favorite channel list for a media system is generated by observing the viewing, surfing, and recording habits of a user. The viewing habits may include the duration and frequency of viewing a channel. A user's surfing habits, including navigation habits of a guide, the method used for navigation to a channel, and information queries made during a surfing session may be used to determine which channels may be added to a favorites list. When the user has an ability to record a program and view the program later, the user's behavior in selecting programs for recording, and the behaviors of playing back and archiving recorded shows may also be used to identify favorite channels. In some embodiments, the favorites list may be customized for a user or node of a playback system, as well as time of day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mark D. Schwesinger, Jeffrey Fong, Joseph A Schrader, Mark G. Young, Todd San Jule
  • Publication number: 20130303143
    Abstract: In embodiments of mobile device safe driving, a mobile device can display a device lock screen on an integrated display device, and transition from the device lock screen to display a driving mode lock screen. The transition to display the driving mode lock screen occurs without receiving a PIN code entered on the device lock screen. The mobile device implements a safe driving service that is implemented to activate a safe driving mode of the mobile device, and disable features of the mobile device while the safe driving mode is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph A. Schrader, Raman K. Sarin, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Sharad Agarwal, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Shai Guday, Joseph Spencer King