Patents by Inventor MAURA FITZGERALD

MAURA FITZGERALD 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: 20190250868
    Abstract: To enable prompt presentation of a user interface that displays documents that other users have accessed or edited, distribution of document activity indicators is performed in a proactive manner such that the document activity indicators are already available at a time when such a user interface is to be presented. Document activity triggers the creation of corresponding document activity identifiers, which are distributed to the workspaces of one or more users in accordance with document activity itself, the type of activity, the user performing the activity, a user who initially created the document, or combinations thereof. When another user utilizes a content creation computer application program, the activity by other users is selectively reflected within the user interface presented by such a content creation computer application program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Woodruff HARRIS, Manoj SHARMA, Maura FITZGERALD
  • Patent number: 10303420
    Abstract: To enable prompt presentation of a user interface that displays documents that other users have accessed or edited, distribution of document activity indicators is performed in a proactive manner such that the document activity indicators are already available at a time when such a user interface is to be presented. Document activity triggers the creation of corresponding document activity identifiers, which are distributed to the workspaces of one or more users in accordance with document activity itself, the type of activity, the user performing the activity, a user who initially created the document, or combinations thereof. When another user utilizes a content creation computer application program, the activity by other users is selectively reflected within the user interface presented by such a content creation computer application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Woodruff Harris, Manoj Sharma, Maura Fitzgerald
  • Publication number: 20190155859
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for merging versions and activities associated with a file into a history feed and displaying the history feed on a user interface of a client computing device. In one aspect, a file is identified and activities associated with the file are also identified. It may be determined whether the file has at least one activity. When it is determined that the file has at least one activity, at least one actionable history element for the at least one activity is generated. Additionally, the generated history elements are merged to generate a history feed. The history feed is displayed on a user interface. The history feed may be displayed with an application that has opened the file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Lane Milvaney, Maura FitzGerald, Joshua Jones, Matt McNeill, Manoj Sharma, Lidiane Jones
  • Patent number: 10185777
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for merging versions and activities associated with a file into a history feed and displaying the history feed on a user interface of a client computing device. In one aspect, a file is identified and activities associated with the file are also identified. It may be determined whether the file has at least one activity. When it is determined that the file has at least one activity, at least one actionable history element for the at least one activity is generated. Additionally, the generated history elements are merged to generate a history feed. The history feed is displayed on a user interface. The history feed may be displayed with an application that has opened the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Lane Milvaney, Maura FitzGerald, Joshua Jones, Matt McNeill, Manoj Sharma, Lidiane Jones
  • Publication number: 20180321889
    Abstract: To enable prompt presentation of a user interface that displays documents that other users have accessed or edited, distribution of document activity indicators is performed in a proactive manner such that the document activity indicators are already available at a time when such a user interface is to be presented. Document activity triggers the creation of corresponding document activity identifiers, which are distributed to the workspaces of one or more users in accordance with document activity itself, the type of activity, the user performing the activity, a user who initially created the document, or combinations thereof. When another user utilizes a content creation computer application program, the activity by other users is selectively reflected within the user interface presented by such a content creation computer application program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew Woodruff HARRIS, Manoj SHARMA, Maura FITZGERALD
  • Publication number: 20170199915
    Abstract: Document version discoverability and persistence are provided. A version history of a document includes snapshots of the document as it is created and edited over time. When a version history for a document is invoked, a list of the previous versions of the document is generated for display. Certain versions may be more important to a user. Upon selection of a version, an option to append identification metadata to the selected version is displayed. Received text input is appended to the version of interest, and stored as identification metadata. When a user subsequently selects to view the version history of the document, the identification metadata are displayed with the version of interest, enabling the user to quickly and easily identify the version of interest. Additionally, the version of interest is prioritized, ensuring that it is persisted and not purged when older versions are removed from storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
    Inventors: Thomas Mattison McNeill, Maura FitzGerald
  • Publication number: 20160292289
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for merging versions and activities associated with a file into a history feed and displaying the history feed on a user interface of a client computing device. In one aspect, a file is identified and activities associated with the file are also identified. It may be determined whether the file has at least one activity. When it is determined that the file has at least one activity, at least one actionable history element for the at least one activity is generated. Additionally, the generated history elements are merged to generate a history feed. The history feed is displayed on a user interface. The history feed may be displayed with an application that has opened the file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: DOUGLAS LANE MILVANEY, MAURA FITZGERALD, JOSHUA JONES, MATT MCNEILL, MANOJ SHARMA, LIDIANE JONES
  • Publication number: 20090026259
    Abstract: A method for performing a money transfer receive transaction includes loading payout funds, corresponding to a desired amount of money to be transferred from a sender to a recipient, in a payout account associated with a payout card, such that the payout funds are electronically accessible by the recipient using the payout card. A system for performing a money transfer receive transaction is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: THE WESTERN UNION COMPANY
    Inventors: Dean A. Seifert, Earney E. Stoutenburg, David A. Owen, Maura A. Fitzgerald
  • Publication number: 20030069856
    Abstract: A method for performing a money transfer receive transaction includes loading payout funds, corresponding to a desired amount of money to be transferred from a sender to a recipient, in a payout account associated with a payout card, such that the payout funds are electronically accessible by the recipient using the payout card. A system for performing a money transfer receive transaction is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Applicant: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Dean A. Seifert, Earney E. Stoutenburg, David A. Owen, Maura A. Fitzgerald
  • Publication number: 20020087463
    Abstract: A method for processing a negotiable instrument includes entering at least one negotiable instrument identifier into a terminal; transmitting the at least one negotiable instrument identifier from the terminal to a host computer; receiving, at the terminal, a sign from the host computer, wherein the sign indicates an authorization status of the negotiable instrument; and automatically printing a mark on a document using a printer in communication with the terminal, wherein the mark corresponds with the sign so as to indicate the authorization status of the negotiable instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2000
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Applicant: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Maura A. Fitzgerald, Earney E. Stoutenburg, Dean A. Seifert