Patents by Inventor Noah B. Edelstein

Noah B. Edelstein 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: 9594925
    Abstract: A server is implemented with a modified file open action, which, when a user performs the modified open, initially opens a file without locking the file. When a user indicates (either explicitly or implicitly) that the user is attempting to or intending to open the file, the file can then be locked for editing. In this way, the default action when a user requests a file is to open the file without denying other users access to the file. Then, when the user indicates that editing should occur, the lock for the file is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Hani Saliba, Noah B. Edelstein, Hai Liu
  • Publication number: 20160171230
    Abstract: A server is implemented with a modified file open action, which, when a user performs the modified open, initially opens a file without locking the file. When a user indicates (either explicitly or implicitly) that the user is attempting to or intending to open the file, the file can then be locked for editing. In this way, the default action when a user requests a file is to open the file without denying other users access to the file. Then, when the user indicates that editing should occur, the lock for the file is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Hani Saliba, Noah B. Edelstein, Hai Liu
  • Patent number: 9280553
    Abstract: A server is implemented with a modified file open action, which, when a user performs the modified open, initially opens a file without locking the file. When a user indicates (either explicitly or implicitly) that the user is attempting to or intending to open the file, the file can then be locked for editing. In this way, the default action when a user requests a file is to open the file without denying other users access to the file. Then, when the user indicates that editing should occur, the lock for the file is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Hani Saliba, Noah B. Edelstein, Hai Liu
  • Patent number: 9274674
    Abstract: An apparatus and method provide a companion application via a companion application corresponding to a host window provided by a host application, the companion window providing information or metadata descriptive of data in the host window. The host application and companion applications may be separate applications such that the host application is unaware of the companion application. The companion application may hook into the host application (e.g., via an application programming interface) and may monitor host application activities and/or data. Based on identification of data or events in the host application, the companion application may obtain information characterizing or providing a context for data provided by the host application. The host window and companion window may be attached to each other, the host window providing host application data and the companion window providing data describing the host application data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: George P. Moromisato, Noah B. Edelstein, Aditya G. Bhandarkar, Raymond E. Ozzie, Abhay V. Parasnis
  • Publication number: 20150319247
    Abstract: Data files, applications and/or corresponding user interfaces may be accessed at a device that collaborates in a mesh. The mesh may include any number or type of devices that collaborate in a network. Data, applications and/or corresponding user interfaces may be stored within a core object that may be shared over the mesh. Information in the core object may be identified with a corresponding user such that a user may use any collaborating device in the mesh to access the information. In one example, the information is stored remotely from a device used to access the information. A remote source may store the desired information or may determine the storage location of the desired information in the mesh and may further provide the desired information to a corresponding user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: George P. Moromisato, Noah B. Edelstein, Abhay V. Parasnis, Anthony D. Andrews, Raymond E. Ozzie, William D. Devlin, Akash J. Sagar
  • Patent number: 9135279
    Abstract: Data files, applications and/or corresponding user interfaces may be accessed at a device that collaborates in a mesh. The mesh may include any number or type of devices that collaborate in a network. Data, applications and/or corresponding user interfaces may be stored within a core object that may be shared over the mesh. Information in the core object may be identified with a corresponding user such that a user may use any collaborating device in the mesh to access the information. In one example, the information is stored remotely from a device used to access the information. A remote source may store the desired information or may determine the storage location of the desired information in the mesh and may further provide the desired information to a corresponding user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: George P. Moromisato, Noah B. Edelstein, Abhay V. Parasnis, Anthony D. Andrews, Raymond E. Ozzie, William D. Devlin, Akash J. Sagar
  • Patent number: 8954507
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and user interfaces for gathering and using awareness information with common awareness functionality accessible to multiple applications are disclosed. Such systems, methods, and user interfaces may aggregate awareness information from multiple sources and provide awareness data and other derived information to multiple destinations. In some implementations, such systems and methods may provide additional functionality related to awareness information, such as common user interfaces that display awareness information or mechanisms for determining the relevance of particular pieces of awareness information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond E. Ozzie, George P. Moromisato, Abhay V Parasnis, Noah B Edelstein, William D. Devlin, Anthony D Andrews
  • Publication number: 20140229507
    Abstract: A server is implemented with a modified file open action, which, when a user performs the modified open, initially opens a file without locking the file. When a user indicates (either explicitly or implicitly) that the user is attempting to or intending to open the file, the file can then be locked for editing. In this way, the default action when a user requests a file is to open the file without denying other users access to the file. Then, when the user indicates that editing should occur, the lock for the file is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Hani Saliba, Noah B. Edelstein, Hai Liu
  • Publication number: 20140157185
    Abstract: An apparatus and method provide a companion application via a companion application corresponding to a host window provided by a host application, the companion window providing information or metadata descriptive of data in the host window. The host application and companion applications may be separate applications such that the host application is unaware of the companion application. The companion application may hook into the host application (e.g., via an application programming interface) and may monitor host application activities and/or data. Based on identification of data or events in the host application, the companion application may obtain information characterizing or providing a context for data provided by the host application. The host window and companion window may be attached to each other, the host window providing host application data and the companion window providing data describing the host application data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: George P. Moromisato, Noah B. Edelstein, Aditya G. Bhandarkar, Raymond E. Ozzie, Abhay V. Parasnis
  • Patent number: 8677270
    Abstract: An apparatus and method provide a companion application via a companion application corresponding to a host window provided by a host application, the companion window providing information or metadata descriptive of data in the host window. The host application and companion applications may be separate applications such that the host application is unaware of the companion application. The companion application may hook into the host application (e.g., via an application programming interface) and may monitor host application activities and/or data. Based on identification of data or events in the host application, the companion application may obtain information characterizing or providing a context for data provided by the host application. The host window and companion window may be attached to each other, the host window providing host application data and the companion window providing data describing the host application data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: George P. Moromisato, Noah B. Edelstein, Aditya G. Bhandarkar, Raymond E. Ozzie, Abhay V. Parasnis
  • Patent number: 8364759
    Abstract: Data files, applications and/or corresponding user interfaces may be accessed at a device that collaborates in a mesh. The mesh may include any number or type of devices that collaborate in a network. Data, applications and/or corresponding user interfaces may be stored within a core object that may be shared over the mesh. Information in the core object may be identified with a corresponding user such that a user may use any collaborating device in the mesh to access the information. In one example, the information is stored remotely from a device used to access the information. A remote source may store the desired information or may determine the storage location of the desired information in the mesh and may further provide the desired information to a corresponding user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: George P. Moromisato, Noah B. Edelstein, Abhay V. Parasnis, Anthony D. Andrews, Raymond E. Ozzie, William D. Devlin, Akash J. Sagar
  • Publication number: 20110040850
    Abstract: Data files, applications and/or corresponding user interfaces may be accessed at a device that collaborates in a mesh. The mesh may include any number or type of devices that collaborate in a network. Data, applications and/or corresponding user interfaces may be stored within a core object that may be shared over the mesh. Information in the core object may be identified with a corresponding user such that a user may use any collaborating device in the mesh to access the information. In one example, the information is stored remotely from a device used to access the information. A remote source may store the desired information or may determine the storage location of the desired information in the mesh and may further provide the desired information to a corresponding user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: George P. Moromisato, Noah B. Edelstein, Abhay V. Parasnis, Anthony D. Andrews, Raymond E. Ozzie, William D. Devlin, Akash J. Sagar
  • Patent number: 7853955
    Abstract: Identifying program module functionality needed by a computer when disconnected from a network is disclosed. A document identification engine (DIE) creates a list of files stored locally on the computer. The DIE sends the list of files to a document mapping engine (DME). The DME identifies a proper handler routine for each file in the list of files and sends each file to the proper handler routine(s). The handler routine(s) identifies the application functionality needed to execute each file. The application functionality may include products, features and components. A migration engine (ME) determines the current status of the needed application functionality. If the status of the needed application functionality indicates that the needed application functionality is not installed locally on the computer, then the ME installs the needed application functionality to the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Belt, Noah B. Edelstein, Maithreyi Lakshmi Ratan, Eric S. Schreiber
  • Patent number: 7853669
    Abstract: Data files, applications and/or corresponding user interfaces may be accessed at a device that collaborates in a mesh. The mesh may include any number or type of devices that collaborate in a network. Data, applications and/or corresponding user interfaces may be stored within a core object that may be shared over the mesh. Information in the core object may be identified with a corresponding user such that a user may use any collaborating device in the mesh to access the information. In one example, the information is stored remotely from a device used to access the information. A remote source may store the desired information or may determine the storage location of the desired information in the mesh and may further provide the desired information to a corresponding user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: George P. Moromisato, Noah B. Edelstein, Abhay V. Parasnis, Anthony D. Andrews, Raymond E. Ozzie, William D. Devlin, Akash J. Sagar
  • Publication number: 20080320025
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and user interfaces for gathering and using awareness information with common awareness functionality accessible to multiple applications are disclosed. Such systems, methods, and user interfaces may aggregate awareness information from multiple sources and provide awareness data and other derived information to multiple destinations. In some implementations, such systems and methods may provide additional functionality related to awareness information, such as common user interfaces that display awareness information or mechanisms for determining the relevance of particular pieces of awareness information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raymond E. Ozzie, George P. Moromisato, Abhay V. Parasnis, Noah B. Edelstein, William D. Devlin, Anthony D. Andrews
  • Publication number: 20080276195
    Abstract: An apparatus and method provide a companion application via a companion application corresponding to a host window provided by a host application, the companion window providing information or metadata descriptive of data in the host window. The host application and companion applications may be separate applications such that the host application is unaware of the companion application. The companion application may hook into the host application (e.g., via an application programming interface) and may monitor host application activities and/or data. Based on identification of data or events in the host application, the companion application may obtain information characterizing or providing a context for data provided by the host application. The host window and companion window may be attached to each other, the host window providing host application data and the companion window providing data describing the host application data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: George P. Moromisato, Noah B. Edelstein, Aditya G. Bhandarkar, Raymond E. Ozzie, Abhay V. Parasnis
  • Publication number: 20080276181
    Abstract: Data files, applications and/or corresponding user interfaces may be accessed at a device that collaborates in a mesh. The mesh may include any number or type of devices that collaborate in a network. Data, applications and/or corresponding user interfaces may be stored within a core object that may be shared over the mesh. Information in the core object may be identified with a corresponding user such that a user may use any collaborating device in the mesh to access the information. In one example, the information is stored remotely from a device used to access the information. A remote source may store the desired information or may determine the storage location of the desired information in the mesh and may further provide the desired information to a corresponding user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: George P. Moromisato, Noah B. Edelstein, Abhay V. Parasnis, Anthony D. Andrews, Raymond E. Ozzie, William D. Devlin, Akash J. Sagar
  • Patent number: D595311
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond E. Ozzie, George P. Moromisato, Noah B. Edelstein, Russell P. Songco
  • Patent number: D597102
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond E. Ozzie, George P. Moromisato, Noah B. Edelstein, Russell P. Songco, Eric R. Sexauer
  • Patent number: D597555
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond E. Ozzie, George P. Moromisato, Noah B. Edelstein, Russell P. Songco, Eric R. Sexauer