Patents by Inventor MIRA LANE

MIRA LANE 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: 20190155871
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable storage medium for messaging user interfaces are disclosed. In one aspect, a system includes hardware processing circuitry configured to scan a message to identify a structure of first text content included in the message, the structure identifying at least one element of the first text content, the one element having a location within the first text content, receive an indication selecting the one element, display a new text input field within the first text content at the location of the selected one element, receive reply text content into the new input field, and send a reply to the message, wherein the reply comprises the reply text content integrated into the message at the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Mira Lane, Michael Brasket, Larry Waldman, Chad Voss
  • Patent number: 10216709
    Abstract: A unified messaging platform is described which provides a comprehensive environment for collaboration, file sharing, and project management. In aspects, the unified messaging platform is organized based on one or more teams or projects, where each team or project is further organized by customizable categories. A user interface is provided for ready access to information related to each category (e.g., communications, files, tasks, work product, etc.), which information is automatically and seamlessly synchronized across the platform such that each team member remains abreast of the current progress and status of a project. For instance, cooperation and collaboration are facilitated by features such as inline replies, which enable team members to comment on and reply to specific items within a single synchronized version of a message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mira Lane, Michael Brasket, Larry Waldman, Chad Voss
  • Publication number: 20190005004
    Abstract: A unified messaging platform is described which provides a comprehensive environment for collaboration, file sharing, and project management. In one aspects, a system includes hardware processing circuitry configured to receive a message, the message identifying a user via a user callout, identify a device associated with the user, identify a device type of the identified device and one or more applications on the identified device, generate, based on the device type and the one or more applications, a notification including machine-executable instructions that, when accessed and executed by the device, cause the one or more applications to display a notice about the user callout, and send the notification to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Mira Lane, Michael Brasket, Larry Waldman, Chad Voss, Swati Jhawar
  • Patent number: 10162869
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and a computing system are provided for presenting a new user interface paradigm which allows users to explore facets related to a search query term while maintaining the original state of the search query term or staying within the confines of the user defined topic. The methods and system present facets or categories of relevant topics of a user generated search query term. The user may then explore these facets in a number of embodiments while maintaining the state of the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mira Lane, Javier Garcia Flynn, Paul Ray, Evan Malahy, Derrick Connell, Brian MacDonald
  • Publication number: 20180337877
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of a unified messaging application. In one aspects a system includes hardware processing circuitry and hardware memory comprising instructions that when executed configure the hardware processing circuitry to perform operations. The operations include receiving a message comprising a message body and an attachment, the attachment including a first portion and a second portion of content, extracting the first portion of content from the attachment, displaying the extracted first portion in the message body of the message, receiving, within the message body, an edit to the extracted first portion displayed in the message body, and synchronizing the edited first portion with the first portion of content in the attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Mira Lane, Michael Brasket, Larry Waldman, Chad Voss, Ewin Davis Kannuthottiyil
  • Patent number: 10063501
    Abstract: A unified messaging platform is described which provides a comprehensive environment for collaboration, file sharing, and project management. In aspects, the unified messaging platform is organized based on one or more teams or projects, where each team or project is further organized by customizable categories. A user interface is provided for ready access to information related to each category (e.g., communications, files, tasks, work product, etc.), which information is automatically and seamlessly synchronized across the platform such that each team member remains abreast of the current progress and status of a project. Collaboration regarding an attached file is facilitated by extracting and providing at least a portion of the attached file within a message body. Moreover, revisions made to extracted content within the message body may be automatically synchronized and reflected in the attached file, as well as in a files tab storing files associated with a team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mira Lane, Michael Brasket, Larry Waldman, Chad Voss, Ewin Davis Kannuthottiyil
  • Publication number: 20180121038
    Abstract: Described herein is a system and methods for enabling a user to seamlessly switch between different workspaces, groups and/or conversations is a collaborative workspace environment using a set of contextual canvases. The canvases are provided in a user interface and are associated with different contexts. Further, each canvas is used to display an associated entity. Thus, when a new context in the collaborative workspace environment is selected, the canvases are updated and used to display entities that are related to or otherwise associated with the newly selected context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: William James Bliss, Larry Jin, Richard Taylor, Pedro DeRose, Brian MacDonald, Mira Lane
  • Publication number: 20160342665
    Abstract: Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe a collaborative communication system that may interface with one or more command resources. The collaborative communication system may comprise at least one memory and at least one processor operatively connected with the memory to execute operations. In response to command input being received during authoring in a user interface of the collaborative communication system, a query is processed and passed to a command resource. The query comprises parameters of the command input and a context associated with the authoring. A response is received from the command resource based on the parameters of the command input and the context. The response may comprise result data and parameters for interacting with the collaborative communication system. The result data is presented in the user interface of the collaborative communication system. Other examples are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mira Lane, Larry Waldman, Chad Voss, William J. Bliss, Luis Efrain Regalado de Loera
  • Publication number: 20160344677
    Abstract: A unified messaging platform is described which provides a comprehensive environment for collaboration, file sharing, and project management. In aspects, the unified messaging platform is organized based on one or more teams or projects, where each team or project is further organized by customizable categories. A user interface is provided for ready access to information related to each category (e.g., communications, files, tasks, work product, etc.), which information is automatically and seamlessly synchronized across the platform such that each team member remains abreast of the current progress and status of a project. Team collaboration and cooperation is facilitated by interactive semantic objects. Interactive semantic objects may act as an access points to external services, centralized interfaces for team interaction, scheduling interfaces, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Brian MacDonald, Mira Lane, Larry Waldman, Chad Voss, Diego Baca Del Rosario, Andrew Spiziri, William J. Bliss
  • Publication number: 20160342571
    Abstract: A unified messaging platform is described which provides a comprehensive environment for collaboration, file sharing, and project management. In aspects, the unified messaging platform is organized based on one or more teams or projects, where each team or project is further organized by customizable categories. A user interface is provided for ready access to information related to each category (e.g., communications, files, tasks, work product, etc.), which information is automatically and seamlessly synchronized across the platform such that each team member remains abreast of the current progress and status of a project. For instance, cooperation and collaboration are facilitated by features such as inline replies, which enable team members to comment on and reply to specific items within a single synchronized version of a message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mira Lane, Michael Brasket, Larry Waldman, Chad Voss
  • Publication number: 20160344678
    Abstract: A unified messaging platform is described which provides a comprehensive environment for collaboration, file sharing, and project management. In aspects, the unified messaging platform is organized based on one or more teams or projects, where each team or project is further organized by customizable categories. A user interface is provided for ready access to information related to each category (e.g., communications, files, tasks, work product, etc.), which information is automatically and seamlessly synchronized across the platform such that each team member remains abreast of the current progress and status of a project. Team communication and cooperation regarding project assignments and deliverables are facilitated by interactive list objects. An interactive list object is automatically updated regarding the progress of project assignments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian MacDonald, Mira Lane, Larry Waldman, Chad Voss, Diego Baca Del Rosario, Andrew Spiziri
  • Publication number: 20160344667
    Abstract: A unified messaging platform is described which provides a comprehensive environment for collaboration, file sharing, and project management. In aspects, the unified messaging platform is organized based on one or more teams or projects, where each team or project is further organized by customizable categories. A user interface is provided for ready access to information related to each category (e.g., communications, files, tasks, work product, etc.), which information is automatically and seamlessly synchronized across the platform such that each team member remains abreast of the current progress and status of a project. Collaboration regarding an attached file is facilitated by extracting and providing at least a portion of the attached file within a message body. Moreover, revisions made to extracted content within the message body may be automatically synchronized and reflected in the attached file, as well as in a files tab storing files associated with a team.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mira Lane, Michael Brasket, Larry Waldman, Chad Voss, Ewin Davis Kannuthottiyil
  • Publication number: 20160344679
    Abstract: A unified messaging platform is described which provides a comprehensive environment for collaboration, file sharing, and project management. In aspects, the unified messaging platform is organized based on one or more teams or projects, where each team or project is further organized by customizable categories. A user interface is provided for ready access to information related to each category (e.g., communications, files, tasks, work product, etc.), which information is automatically and seamlessly synchronized across the platform such that each team member remains abreast of the current progress and status of a project. For instance, cooperation and collaboration are facilitated by features such as user callouts, which operate to easily join or notify team members of a current conversation or request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Mira Lane, Michael Brasket, Larry Waldman, Chad Voss, Swati Jhawar
  • Patent number: 9436764
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer media for enhancing search results, as well as user interfaces for performing search queries and navigating search results, are provided. A search query is received from a user. A plurality of web pages relevant to the search query are identified. At least one of the relevant web pages is identified as popular. A search result page is generated including a search result listing and a search result page header. The search result page header includes a link to the popular web page to provide the user with a quick and easy way to select a popular web page relevant to the user's search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Ronald Ray, Brian MacDonald, Steven W. Macbeth, Mira Lane, Laura Kern, Rodney Coleman Edwards, Steven Tullis, Sanaz Ahari, Daniel Marantz
  • Publication number: 20140195521
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and a computing system are provided for presenting a new user interface paradigm which allows users to explore facets related to a search query term while maintaining the original state of the search query term or staying within the confines of the user defined topic. The methods and system present facets or categories of relevant topics of a user generated search query term. The user may then explore these facets in a number of embodiments while maintaining the state of the search.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: MIRA LANE, JAVIER GARCIA FLYNN, PAUL RAY, EVAN MALAHY, DERRICK CONNELL, BRIAN MACDONALD
  • Patent number: 8694505
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and a computing system are provided for presenting a new user interface paradigm which allows users to explore facets related to a search query term while maintaining the original state of the search query term or staying within the confines of the user defined topic. The methods and system present facets or categories of relevant topics of a user generated search query term. The user may then explore these facets in a number of embodiments while maintaining the state of the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mira Lane, Javier Garcia Flynn, Paul Ray, Evan Malahy, Derrick Connell, Brian MacDonald
  • Publication number: 20130232148
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for mapping content to a carousel interface in a manner that allows a user to more intuitively navigate through and/or interact with such content. The carousel interface may be associated with a domain (e.g., a map directions domain, a news domain, etc.). One or more categories associated with the domain may be identified (e.g., a sports news category, a health news category, etc.). In one example, entities (e.g., a Professional Sports Team and/or other proper nouns) and/or topics (e.g., 2012 Olympics) may be identified for respective categories. In this way, content associated with the one or more categories, entities, and/or topics may be retrieved and/or populated within one or more carousels of the carousel interface in an intuitive manner (e.g., sports articles may be populated within a sports carousel, health articles may be populated within a health carousel, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Whalen MacDonald, Mira Lane, Phoi Heng Lew, Sudin Bhat
  • Publication number: 20130229440
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for selecting images to represent tiles within a visualization and/or for creating a visually diverse visualization. That is, images for tiles within a visualization may be selected and/or modified based upon state information associate with such tiles (e.g., current time, current location, device resolution, current weather conditions, current image comprised within a tile, etc.). In this way, a set of visually diverse tiles may be created, such that adjacent tiles may be represented by visually diverse images. For example, tiles within a weather application may represent weather conditions for days of a week. If two adjacent tiles comprise visually similar images (e.g., images depicting a single cloud), then at least one of the images may be modified (e.g., to an image of four clouds) so that the two adjacent tiles may appear visually dissimilar within the weather application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Whalen MacDonald, Mira Lane, Phoi Heng Lew, Anthony Kitowicz, Sudin Bhat
  • Patent number: 8484179
    Abstract: Search results and associated search-result details are provided in response to user queries. Embodiments include identifying a number of search-result details for different indexed search results, identifying one or more detail-attributes for each search-result detail, and identifying one or more user-attributes for a particular user. These search results, associated search-result details, and associated detail-attributes may be stored in a database. Upon receiving a search query from the user, search results may be generated. Search-result details specific to each search result and specific to the end-user may also be generated by identifying the detail-attributes associated with each search-result detail and the user-attributes associated with the end-user. These search results may then be presented to the end-user. Upon receiving an indication of interest in a particular search result, the search result details may then be presented to the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Tran, Mira Lane, Eric Michael Schurman, Kemp Crockett Peterson, Jamie Paul Buckley, Richard Leigh Mains, Evan Nicklas Wu Malahy, Ramez Naam
  • Publication number: 20130166543
    Abstract: A search engine that resides on a local computer to enable query intent analysis, results ranking, and relevance processing over data of both local and remote data sources. The architecture also employs a global access component, which is a unified interface to disparate data discovery paradigms. The global access component provides access to corresponding disparate datasets of the paradigms for creating aggregation of information. A local search engine creates the aggregations of information from the disparate datasets via the global access component and processes a query against the aggregations of information to return search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Brian MacDonald, Mira Lane, Bhrighu Sareen, Arun D. Poondi, Gaurang Prajapati, Karthik Gopal