Patents by Inventor Ned B. Friend

Ned B. Friend 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: 20190138520
    Abstract: A visualization of computer-enabled information in association with a computer-enabled map is provided. One or more data items may be imported onto a computer-generated mapping surface. A data visualization application may obtain location information, for example, physical address or latitude/longitude coordinates, for each data item. A map showing a geographical area large enough to contain each data item may be automatically generated and displayed, and each data item may be located on the map and may be identified by an identifying icon or label. Selection of an icon or label for any of the data items may cause display of information about the data item. The map display and visualization of the data items on the map display may be dynamically modified as one or more other data items are imported onto the visualization surface or as one or more existing data items are removed from the visualization surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Charles W. PARKER, Ned B. FRIEND, Erez KIKIN-GIL, Matthew J. KOTLER, B. Scott RUBLE, Igor ZAIKA
  • Patent number: 10198485
    Abstract: A visualization of computer-enabled information in association with a computer-enabled map is provided. One or more data items may be imported onto a computer-generated mapping surface. A data visualization application may obtain location information, for example, physical address or latitude/longitude coordinates, for each data item. A map showing a geographical area large enough to contain each data item may be automatically generated and displayed, and each data item may be located on the map and may be identified by an identifying icon or label. Selection of an icon or label for any of the data items may cause display of information about the data item. The map display and visualization of the data items on the map display may be dynamically modified as one or more other data items are imported onto the visualization surface or as one or more existing data items are removed from the visualization surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Charles W. Parker, Ned B. Friend, Erez Kikin-Gil, Matthew J. Kotler, B. Scott Ruble, Igor Zaika
  • Patent number: 10192176
    Abstract: Personalized task management is provided. A “doodling” zone or pane is provided in association with an electronic task interface that allows for entry of sketches, notes, the playing of games, and the like in association with entry, editing and use of task or list items in the task interface. In addition, task items entered into the task interface may be associated with other information, including previously entered or accomplished tasks, third party task content, enterprise task content, or other content. As tasks are completed, a completing user may be rewarded with a variety of on-display animations, gifts, reward items and/or other positive feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kotler, Marta Rey-Babarro, Ned B. Friend, Erez Kikin-Gil, Charles W. Parker, Igor Zaika
  • Publication number: 20190005458
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating suggested calendar events within an electronic calendar. One system includes an electronic processor configured to access a plurality of data records associated with a user and generate and output an electronic calendar of the user, the electronic calendar including a representation of at least one of the plurality of calendar events. The electronic processor is also configured to determine a suggested calendar event for the user and generate and output a representation of the suggested calendar event within the electronic calendar. The electronic processor is also configured to, in response to the user accepting the suggested calendar event, add a data record for the suggested calendar event to the plurality of data records associated with the user and generate and output an updated version of the electronic calendar of the user based on the plurality of data records.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Sri Ramya MALLIPUDI, Hiroshi TSUKAHARA, Vignesh SACHIDANANDAM, Ned B. FRIEND, Peter L. ENGRAV
  • Patent number: 10114531
    Abstract: Application of content and associated functionality from multiple content sources to an electronic content item is provided. Content from a first document may be displayed over a second document via a user interface component. If desired, such content may be inserted into the second document, and application functionality associated with the inserted content may be retained after it is inserted into the second document. One or more navigation means may be provided for conveniently navigating inside a content item (e.g., a document) for adding new content or for reviewing or editing existing content. In addition, a number of content views and content mappings may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kotler, Michael Ivan Borysenko, Ned B. Friend, Erez Kikin-Gil, Charles W. Parker, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Scott M. Stiles, Igor Zaika
  • Patent number: 10033774
    Abstract: Multi-user, multi-computing device collaborative work experience is provided. One or more computing devices, including wired and wireless personal computers, laptop computers, servers, handheld mobile computing devices, for example, mobile telephones, tablet type computers, slate type computers and the like, may be linked together to allow users of such devices to engage in a collaborative work session. Information for each user engaged in the collaborative work session may be displayed on the one or more devices along with any content such as agenda items, documents, data, images, and the like. User participation may be tracked, and information on user participation, work session communications and content may be stored for subsequent use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kotler, Joseph F. Friend, Ned B. Friend, Erez Kikin-Gil, Charles W. Parker, Igor Zaika
  • Patent number: 9998509
    Abstract: Application of comments to a variety of application functionality content is provided. Comments may be entered and displayed in a comments user interface component directly in line in the text or other objects of a document or other content item. Displayed comments may be collapsed to a simplified comments tab that may remain displayed in the associated document or content item. Selection of the comments tab may allow for expansion of the comments user interface component to full size. The comments tab may likewise be collapsed to an icon or other image displayed next to the associated content, and the icon or other image may be configured to provide an indication of the length of an associated comments conversation thread. One or more social feedback mechanisms may be employed to show feedback on a given component or portion of a document or content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kotler, Ned B. Friend, Erez Kikin-Gil, Charles W. Parker, Igor Zaika
  • Patent number: 9996241
    Abstract: Interactive visualization of multiple software functionality content items is provided. A variety of content items may be associated with each other according to one or more association attributes. A visualization presentation of one or more of the content items may be displayed in a visualization interface. Organization of content items may be made in association with a visualization ordering based on one or more logical attributes. An ordered navigation interface component may be provided to allow navigation of the displayed content items in a moving visualization such that a focused on content item may be displayed in a main or primary display position. Users may interact with each content item displayed in the visualization interface to include providing edits, comments, feedback, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Erez Kikin-Gil, Ned B. Friend, Matthew J. Kotler, Charles W. Parker
  • Patent number: 9544158
    Abstract: Multi-user, multi-computing device collaborative work experience is provided. One or more computing devices, including wired and wireless personal computers, laptop computers, servers, handheld mobile computing devices, for example, mobile telephones, tablet type computers, slate type computers and the like, may be linked together to allow users of such devices to engage in a collaborative work session. Information for each user engaged in the collaborative work session may be displayed on the one or more devices along with any content such as agenda items, documents, data, images, and the like. User participation may be tracked, and information on user participation, work session communications and content may be stored for subsequent use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kotler, Joseph F. Friend, Ned B. Friend, Erez Kikin-Gil, Charles W. Parker, Igor Zaika
  • Publication number: 20160054898
    Abstract: Application of content and associated functionality from multiple content sources to an electronic content item is provided. Content from a first document may be displayed over a second document via a user interface component. If desired, such content may be inserted into the second document, and application functionality associated with the inserted content may be retained after it is inserted into the second document. One or more navigation means may be provided for conveniently navigating inside a content item (e.g., a document) for adding new content or for reviewing or editing existing content. In addition, a number of content views and content mappings may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kotler, Michael Ivan Borysenko, Ned B. Friend, Erez Kikin-Gil, Charles W. Parker, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Scott M. Stiles, Igor Zaika
  • Patent number: 9176933
    Abstract: Application of content and associated functionality from multiple content sources to an electronic content item is provided. Content from a first document may be displayed over a second document via a user interface component. If desired, such content may be inserted into the second document, and application functionality associated with the inserted content may be retained after it is inserted into the second document. One or more navigation means may be provided for conveniently navigating inside a content item (e.g., a document) for adding new content or for reviewing or editing existing content. In addition, a number of content views and content mappings may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kotler, Michael Ivan Borysenko, Ned B. Friend, Erez Kikin-Gil, Charles W. Parker, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Scott M. Stiles, Igor Zaika
  • Publication number: 20150304374
    Abstract: Application of comments to a variety of application functionality content is provided. Comments may be entered and displayed in a comments user interface component directly in line in the text or other objects of a document or other content item. Displayed comments may be collapsed to a simplified comments tab that may remain displayed in the associated document or content item. Selection of the comments tab may allow for expansion of the comments user interface component to full size. The comments tab may likewise be collapsed to an icon or other image displayed next to the associated content, and the icon or other image may be configured to provide an indication of the length of an associated comments conversation thread. One or more social feedback mechanisms may be employed to show feedback on a given component or portion of a document or content item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kotler, Ned B. Friend, Erez Kikin-Gil, Charles W. Parker, Igor Zaika
  • Patent number: 9069743
    Abstract: Application of comments to a variety of application functionality content is provided. Comments may be entered and displayed in a comments user interface component directly in line in the text or other objects of a document or other content item. Displayed comments may be collapsed to a simplified comments tab that may remain displayed in the associated document or content item. Selection of the comments tab may allow for expansion of the comments user interface component to full size. The comments tab may likewise be collapsed to an icon or other image displayed next to the associated content, and the icon or other image may be configured to provide an indication of the length of an associated comments conversation thread. One or more social feedback mechanisms may be employed to show feedback on a given component or portion of a document or content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kotler, Ned B. Friend, Erez Kikin-Gil, Charles W. Parker, Igor Zaika
  • Patent number: 9009592
    Abstract: Automatic capture and population of task and list items in an electronic task or list surface via voice or audio input through an audio recording-capable mobile computing device is provided. A voice or audio task or list item may be captured for entry into a task application interface or into a list authoring surface interface for subsequent use as task items, reminders, “to do” items, list items, agenda items, work organization outlines, and the like. Captured voice or audio content may be transcribed locally or remotely, and transcribed content may be populated into a task or list authoring surface user interface that may be displayed on the capturing device (e.g., mobile telephone), or that may be stored remotely and subsequently displayed in association with a number of applications on a number of different computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ned B. Friend, Kanav Arora, Marta Rey-Babarro, David De La Brena Valderrama, Erez Kikin-Gil, Matthew J. Kotler, Charles W. Parker, Maya Rodrig, Igor Zaika
  • Publication number: 20140207867
    Abstract: Multi-user, multi-computing device collaborative work experience is provided. One or more computing devices, including wired and wireless personal computers, laptop computers, servers, handheld mobile computing devices, for example, mobile telephones, tablet type computers, slate type computers and the like, may be linked together to allow users of such devices to engage in a collaborative work session. Information for each user engaged in the collaborative work session may be displayed on the one or more devices along with any content such as agenda items, documents, data, images, and the like. User participation may be tracked, and information on user participation, work session communications and content may be stored for subsequent use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kotler, Joseph F. Friend, Ned B. Friend, Erez Kikin-Gil, Charles W. Parker, Igor Zaika
  • Patent number: 8682973
    Abstract: Multi-user, multi-computing device collaborative work experience is provided. One or more computing devices, including wired and wireless personal computers, laptop computers, servers, handheld mobile computing devices, for example, mobile telephones, tablet type computers, slate type computers and the like, may be linked together to allow users of such devices to engage in a collaborative work session. Information for each user engaged in the collaborative work session may be displayed on the one or more devices along with any content such as agenda items, documents, data, images, and the like. User participation may be tracked, and information on user participation, work session communications and content may be stored for subsequent use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Erez Kikin-Gil, Joseph F. Friend, Ned B. Friend, Matthew J. Kotler, Charles W. Parker, Igor Zaika
  • Publication number: 20140033093
    Abstract: A table processing system generates a user interface display of a table and receives a user input to display a table manipulation element. The table processing system receives a user touch input moving the table manipulation element and manipulates the table based on the user touch input. The manipulated table can then be used by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew R. Brauninger, Ned B. Friend
  • Publication number: 20130097490
    Abstract: Application of content and associated functionality from multiple content sources to an electronic content item is provided. Content from a first document may be displayed over a second document via a user interface component. If desired, such content may be inserted into the second document, and application functionality associated with the inserted content may be retained after it is inserted into the second document. One or more navigation means may be provided for conveniently navigating inside a content item (e.g., a document) for adding new content or for reviewing or editing existing content. In addition, a number of content views and content mappings may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kotler, Michael Ivan Borysenko, Ned B. Friend, Erez Kikin-Gil, Charles W. Parker, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Scott M. Stiles, Igor Zaika
  • Publication number: 20130097481
    Abstract: Application of comments to a variety of application functionality content is provided. Comments may be entered and displayed in a comments user interface component directly in line in the text or other objects of a document or other content item. Displayed comments may be collapsed to a simplified comments tab that may remain displayed in the associated document or content item. Selection of the comments tab may allow for expansion of the comments user interface component to full size. The comments tab may likewise be collapsed to an icon or other image displayed next to the associated content, and the icon or other image may be configured to provide an indication of the length of an associated comments conversation thread. One or more social feedback mechanisms may be employed to show feedback on a given component or portion of a document or content item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kotler, Ned B. Friend, Erez Kikin-Gil, Charles W. Parker, Igor Zaika
  • Publication number: 20130097544
    Abstract: A visualization of computer-enabled information in association with a computer-enabled map is provided. One or more data items may be imported onto a computer-generated mapping surface. A data visualization application may obtain location information, for example, physical address or latitude/longitude coordinates, for each data item. A map showing a geographical area large enough to contain each data item may be automatically generated and displayed, and each data item may be located on the map and may be identified by an identifying icon or label. Selection of an icon or label for any of the data items may cause display of information about the data item. The map display and visualization of the data items on the map display may be dynamically modified as one or more other data items are imported onto the visualization surface or as one or more existing data items are removed from the visualization surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Charles W. Parker, Ned B. Friend, Erez Kikin-Gil, Matthew J. Kotler, B. Scott Ruble, Igor Zaika