Patents by Inventor Katrika Woodcock

Katrika Woodcock 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: 8745255
    Abstract: Configuring a computing device to capture content, and distributing the content to one or more content destinations at a point of capture. The user select the content destinations from a list of destinations, or the content destinations are selected automatically based on previous user activities or selections. Configuration data sets corresponding to the selected content destinations are accessed. Content capture settings from the configuration data sets are applied to the computing device. The computing device captures the content in accordance with the applied content capture settings. Without further user input, the captured content is transmitted to each of the selected content destinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Katrika Woodcock, Karon A. Weber
  • Patent number: 8682342
    Abstract: Defining subscriptions to location information for a computing device (e.g., a mobile computing device). Application programs, services, and/or peer devices define the subscriptions based on constraints associated with requests for the location information. A location request scheduler coordinates the subscriptions temporally and spatially to reduce the quantity of the requests from the computing device. In some embodiments, the subscriptions are automatically defined based on an observed mobility pattern of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jyh-Han Lin, Chester Overstead Murphy, Gang Zhao, Karon A. Weber, Katrika Woodcock
  • Patent number: 8504512
    Abstract: Determining geospatial patterns from device data collected from a plurality of computing devices. The devices represent, for example, a plurality of sources providing the device data. The device data describes the computing devices and/or environments thereof. Some embodiments present the determined patterns to users for editing, update maps with the edited patterns, and distribute the maps to the users. The maps are stored to create a searchable map library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Shai Herzog, Jyh-Han Lin, Miller Thomas Abel, Moe Khosravy, Katrika Woodcock, Karon A. Weber, James Kai Yu Lau
  • Patent number: 8418086
    Abstract: Quarantining data received while a computing device is locked. While the computing device is locked, content items such as images, notifications, voice memos, telephone numbers, and the like are stored in a first memory area. The content items are transferred to a second memory area, separate from the first memory area, based on transfer criteria associated with the content items. For example, images may be automatically uploaded to a web page after the computing device is unlocked, while a mail program executes to display any messages received while the display has been locked. In some embodiments, the user inputs the content items into a locked mobile computing device and further provides the transfer criteria for the content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Karon A. Weber, Katrika Woodcock, Jennifer Lauren Rodenhouse, Alistair Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20130065685
    Abstract: This document describes techniques enabling an autobiographical interface. These techniques permit a user to build an interface that represents how the user wishes to be perceived, such as with icons, information, and media selected by the user to represent himself or herself. The techniques permit users to quickly and easily build and alter the autobiographical interface, including to adding new representations or removing out-of-date or undesired representations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Katrika Woodcock
  • Publication number: 20110131172
    Abstract: Determining geospatial patterns from device data collected from a plurality of computing devices. The devices represent, for example, a plurality of sources providing the device data. The device data describes the computing devices and/or environments thereof. Some embodiments present the determined patterns to users for editing, update maps with the edited patterns, and distribute the maps to the users. The maps are stored to create a searchable map library.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shai Herzog, Jyh-Han Lin, Miller Thomas Abel, Moe Khosravy, Katrika Woodcock, Karon A. Weber, James Kai Yu Lau
  • Publication number: 20110029352
    Abstract: Brokering locations for the completion of tasks. Location information for a plurality of sellers is maintained. Buyers define tasks to be performed at particular task locations at particular times. A brokering system notifies the sellers of the defined tasks, and selects sellers near the task locations to complete the tasks. The sellers complete the tasks to produce output such as a physical or digital deliverable. Upon verifying completion of the task, the brokering system arranges the transfer of compensation between the buyers and the sellers. In some embodiments, the brokering system selects the sellers via an auction to enable the performance of various buyer-defined tasks that are location-specific. Further, location-based applications may be built on top of the brokering system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: James Kai Yu Lau, Katrika Woodcock
  • Publication number: 20100318535
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing search results to a mobile computing device are provided herein. One exemplary method includes receiving a search request from the mobile computing device, where the search request includes location data identifying a location of the mobile computing device. If the search request includes an explicit search query, the method includes associating candidate search information derived from the explicit search query with the location identified by the location data of the search request. If the search request includes an explicit search query, the method also includes sending query-based search results to the mobile computing device. If the search request includes an implicit search query, the method includes sending location-based search results to the mobile computing device. The location-based search results are derived from candidate search information associated with the location identified by the location data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karon Weber, Katrika Woodcock
  • Publication number: 20100291950
    Abstract: Defining subscriptions to location information for a computing device (e.g., a mobile computing device). Application programs, services, and/or peer devices define the subscriptions based on constraints associated with requests for the location information. A location request scheduler coordinates the subscriptions temporally and spatially to reduce the quantity of the requests from the computing device. In some embodiments, the subscriptions are automatically defined based on an observed mobility pattern of the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jyh-Han Lin, Chester Overstead Murphy, Gang Zhao, Karon A. Weber, Katrika Woodcock
  • Publication number: 20100217834
    Abstract: Configuring a computing device to capture content, and distributing the content to one or more content destinations at a point of capture. The user select the content destinations from a list of destinations, or the content destinations are selected automatically based on previous user activities or selections. Configuration data sets corresponding to the selected content destinations are accessed. Content capture settings from the configuration data sets are applied to the computing device. The computing device captures the content in accordance with the applied content capture settings. Without further user input, the captured content is transmitted to each of the selected content destinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Katrika Woodcock, Karon A. Weber
  • Publication number: 20100146235
    Abstract: Quarantining data received while a computing device is locked. While the computing device is locked, content items such as images, notifications, voice memos, telephone numbers, and the like are stored in a first memory area. The content items are transferred to a second memory area, separate from the first memory area, based on transfer criteria associated with the content items. For example, images may be automatically uploaded to a web page after the computing device is unlocked, while a mail program executes to display any messages received while the display has been locked. In some embodiments, the user inputs the content items into a locked mobile computing device and further provides the transfer criteria for the content items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Karon A. Weber, Katrika Woodcock, Jennifer Lauren Rodenhouse, Alistair Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20100146437
    Abstract: Providing content and/or functionality through a display of a locked computing device. Configuration data defined by a user or application vendor identifies the content and/or functionality to be made available. Upon receipt of the content, the computing device modifies the received content based on the configuration data and provides the modified content to the user through the display of the locked computing device. The computing device also interacts with the user in accordance with the functionality identified by the configuration data. In some embodiments, notifications about voice mail or electronic mail messages are displayed to the user through a locked touch screen display. Responsive to a finger tap or other user input, additional yet limited information relating to the notifications is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Katrika Woodcock, Karon A. Weber, Jennifer Lauren Rodenhouse, Richard J. Wattles
  • Publication number: 20080020273
    Abstract: Described is a battery which includes a body; a first pair of protrusions extending from a first surface of the body; a second pair of protrusions extending from a second surface of the body opposite to the first surface of the body; a latch disposed on the second surface between the second pair of protrusions; and at least one electrical contact disposed on a third surface of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Quintin Morris, Katrika Woodcock, Jorg Schlieffers, Christopher Crawford
  • Publication number: 20070290038
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for accessing data using a wireless device. The system comprises a wireless device, a database and a computing device. The wireless device obtains product data from a product display. The product data corresponds to a product represented on the product display and includes service data corresponding to a predefined service related to the product. The database stores product-related data. The computing device is communicatively coupled to the wireless device and the database. The wireless device transmits a service request including the service data and the product data to the computing device. The computing device retrieves the product-related data as a function of the product data and the service data and transmits the product-related data to the wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Katrika Woodcock, James Roger Morley-Smith, Jorg Schlieffers
  • Patent number: D558775
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Quintin Morris, Katrika Woodcock, Jorg Schlieffers, Roland Lee
  • Patent number: D560223
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Quintin Morris, Katrika Woodcock, Jorg Schlieffers, Roland Lee
  • Patent number: D567815
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Quintin Morris, Katrika Woodcock, Jorg Schlieffers, Chris Crawford
  • Patent number: D568891
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Quintin Morris, Katrika Woodcock, Jorg Schlieffers, Chris Crawford
  • Patent number: D571717
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Quintin Morris, Katrika Woodcock, Jorg Schlieffers, Christopher N. Crawford
  • Patent number: D571718
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Quintin Morris, Katrika Woodcock, Jorg Schlieffers, Christopher N. Crawford