Patents by Inventor Marc Christopher Pottier

Marc Christopher Pottier 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).

  • Publication number: 20210051120
    Abstract: A method of and system for synchronous communications between a sender and recipient(s) of a message containing a question include receiving over a network an indication that the message was sent from the sender to the recipients via a user interface of a first application or a first service and a response to the question was not received within a predetermined time, monitoring a digital location of the sender and the recipients, the digital location being an electronic application or service being currently utilized, determining whether the sender and at least one of the recipients are concurrently using a second application or a second service, and upon determining that the sender and at least one of the recipients are concurrently using the second application or the second service, sending a notification signal over the network to the sender or one of the one or more recipients to notify the sender or the recipient via a user interface element displayed on a client device that the sender and at least one o
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Christopher POTTIER, Vincent BELLET
  • Publication number: 20200336443
    Abstract: A method of and system for enabling synchronous communications between a sender and a recipient of a message may include receiving the message from the sender via a user interface of a communication application or a service, where the message is intended for the recipient. Upon receiving the message, the method may determine via a processor, if the message includes a question. When the message includes a question, the method may determine via the processor, if a response to the question is received from the recipient within a predetermined time. After determining that the response is not received within the predetermined time, the method may examine at least one of: a presence status indicator associated with the communication application, an activity indicator, a calendar, an out of office indicator, and a to do list to determine an availability of the sender to engage in a communication with the recipient via the communication application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Marc Christopher POTTIER
  • Patent number: 10469622
    Abstract: Embodiments include processes, systems, and devices for initiating proximity actions upon the activation of a proximity connection. A proximity service receives an indication from a proximity provider that a proximity connection is established, and then determines a joint proximity context of the proximity connection. The proximity service then initiates a proximity action to facilitate a proximity function indicated by the joint proximity context. Joint proximity contexts include indications that an application has queued content to be shared with a proximity device, that an application has registered to publish messages on a namespace, that an application has subscribed to messages on a namespace, that an application has registered to find a peer application on a proximity device to enable multi-user collaboration, and that a device seeks to pair with another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Christopher Pottier, Max Glenn Morris, Travis J. Martin, Michael N. Loholt, Darren R. Davis, Priya Bhushan Dandawate, Kenton A. Shipley, Khurram M. Zia
  • Publication number: 20180063287
    Abstract: Embodiments include processes, systems, and devices for initiating proximity actions upon the activation of a proximity connection. A proximity service receives an indication from a proximity provider that a proximity connection is established, and then determines a joint proximity context of the proximity connection. The proximity service then initiates a proximity action to facilitate a proximity function indicated by the joint proximity context. Joint proximity contexts include indications that an application has queued content to be shared with a proximity device, that an application has registered to publish messages on a namespace, that an application has subscribed to messages on a namespace, that an application has registered to find a peer application on a proximity device to enable multi-user collaboration, and that a device seeks to pair with another device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Christopher POTTIER, Max Glenn MORRIS, Travis J. MARTIN, Michael N. LOHOLT, Darren R. DAVIS, Priya Bhushan DANDAWATE, Kenton A. SHIPLEY, Khurram M. ZIA
  • Patent number: 9800688
    Abstract: Embodiments include processes, systems, and devices for initiating proximity actions upon the activation of a proximity connection. A proximity service receives an indication from a proximity provider that a proximity connection is established, and then determines a joint proximity context of the proximity connection. The proximity service then initiates a proximity action to facilitate a proximity function indicated by the joint proximity context. Joint proximity contexts include indications that an application has queued content to be shared with a proximity device, that an application has registered to publish messages on a namespace, that an application has subscribed to messages on a namespace, that an application has registered to find a peer application on a proximity device to enable multi-user collaboration, and that a device seeks to pair with another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Christopher Pottier, Max Glenn Morris, Travis J. Martin, Michael N. Loholt, Darren R. Davis, Priya Bhushan Dandawate, Kenton A. Shipley, Khurram M. Zia
  • Publication number: 20150278765
    Abstract: A method for displaying an information collection includes collecting a plurality of user signals associated with a user of a device, and identifying a first subject from the plurality of user signals. The first subject has at least a first piece of information. A connection between the first subject and a second subject is determined, and a second piece of information from the second subject is determined. The second piece of information is relevant to the first piece of information. The first and second pieces of information are assembled into a user information collection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Jagannatha Raju Dantuluri, Marc Christopher Pottier, Karan Singh, Deborah Briana Harrison, David M. Gardner, Shira Weinberg, Michael M. Tse, Richa Prasad, Timothy P. Wantland, Shane Landry, Susan Michele Hendrich
  • Publication number: 20130065526
    Abstract: Embodiments include processes, systems, and devices for initiating proximity actions upon the activation of a proximity connection. A proximity service receives an indication from a proximity provider that a proximity connection is established, and then determines a joint proximity context of the proximity connection. The proximity service then initiates a proximity action to facilitate a proximity function indicated by the joint proximity context. Joint proximity contexts include indications that an application has queued content to be shared with a proximity device, that an application has registered to publish messages on a namespace, that an application has subscribed to messages on a namespace, that an application has registered to find a peer application on a proximity device to enable multi-user collaboration, and that a device seeks to pair with another device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marc Christopher Pottier, Max Glenn Morris, Travis J. Martin, Michael N. Loholt, Darren R. Davis, Priya Bhushan Dandawate, Kenton A. Shipley, Khurram M. Zia