Patents by Inventor Sebastian de la Chica

Sebastian de la Chica 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: 20210392102
    Abstract: A method for facilitating focused use of an email client includes entering an inbox pause mode and pausing display of at least some new email messages and email notifications while in the inbox pause mode. The method also includes detecting, while in the inbox pause mode, a selection by a user of a previously received email message that was received prior to entering the inbox pause mode. The method also includes displaying, while in the inbox pause mode, information about a subsequently received email message that is received subsequent to entering the inbox pause mode and that belongs to a conversation comprising the previously received email message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Ilya David GORELIK, Thomas CONSTANTIN, Suzan MARASHI, Elena CATRINESCU, Lydia Johanna UTKIN, Gil SHULMAN, Sebastian DE LA CHICA
  • Patent number: 11075873
    Abstract: A method for facilitating focused use of an email client includes entering an inbox pause mode and pausing display of at least some new email messages and email notifications while in the inbox pause mode. The method also includes detecting, while in the inbox pause mode, a selection by a user of a previously received email message that was received prior to entering the inbox pause mode. The method also includes displaying, while in the inbox pause mode, information about a subsequently received email message that is received subsequent to entering the inbox pause mode and that belongs to a conversation comprising the previously received email message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ilya David Gorelik, Thomas Constantin, Suzan Marashi, Elena Catrinescu, Lydia Johanna Utkin, Gil Shulman, Sebastian De La Chica
  • Publication number: 20200336452
    Abstract: A method for facilitating focused use of an email client includes entering an inbox pause mode and pausing display of at least some new email messages and email notifications while in the inbox pause mode. The method also includes detecting, while in the inbox pause mode, a selection by a user of a previously received email message that was received prior to entering the inbox pause mode. The method also includes displaying, while in the inbox pause mode, information about a subsequently received email message that is received subsequent to entering the inbox pause mode and that belongs to a conversation comprising the previously received email message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Ilya David GORELIK, Thomas CONSTANTIN, Suzan MARASHI, Elena CATRINESCU, Lydia Johanna UTKIN, Gil SHULMAN, Sebastian DE LA CHICA
  • Patent number: 9600585
    Abstract: A request can be received and a request reading level representation for the request can be inferred. In response to the request, the request reading level representation can be compared with one or more reading difficulty level representations for one or more response items. Also in response to the request, one or more indications of results of comparing the request reading level representation with one or more reading difficulty level representations for the one or more response items can be returned. The indication(s) may include a ranking of the response items. The ranking can be based at least in part on a request reading level representation for the query and reading difficulty level representations for the response items. The response item(s) may also be returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sebastian de la Chica, Kevyn B. Collins-Thompson, Paul N. Bennett, David Alexander Sontag, Ryen W. White
  • Publication number: 20150154307
    Abstract: A request can be received and a request reading level representation for the request can be inferred. In response to the request, the request reading level representation can be compared with one or more reading difficulty level representations for one or more response items. Also in response to the request, one or more indications of results of comparing the request reading level representation with one or more reading difficulty level representations for the one or more response items can be returned. The indication(s) may include a ranking of the response items. The ranking can be based at least in part on a request reading level representation for the query and reading difficulty level representations for the response items. The response item(s) may also be returned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Sebastian de la Chica, Kevyn B. Collins-Thompson, Paul N. Bennett, David Alexander Sontag, Ryen W. White
  • Patent number: 8954423
    Abstract: A request can be received and a request reading level representation for the request can be inferred. In response to the request, the request reading level representation can be compared with one or more reading difficulty level representations for one or more response items. Also in response to the request, one or more indications of results of comparing the request reading level representation with one or more reading difficulty level representations for the one or more response items can be returned. The indication(s) may include a ranking of the response items. The ranking can be based at least in part on a request reading level representation for the query and reading difficulty level representations for the response items. The response item(s) may also be returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sebastian de la Chica, Kevyn B. Collins-Thompson, Paul N. Bennett, David Alexander Sontag, Ryen W. White
  • Patent number: 8706725
    Abstract: Methods are provided for re-ranking documents based on user-specific features. Search results are received from a non-contextual ranking system such that the search results are not specific toward a particular user, such as the user who submitted the search query. Contextual signals are received and provide user-specific features that are used to re-rank documents so that the most important and relevant documents are listed at the top of the list of search results. Each of the user-specific features are evaluated and compared to determine a new position of each document. A set of contextual search results is then generated based on the new positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Peter R. Bailey, Sebastian De La Chica, Aidan Crook, Nikhil B. Dandekar, Daniel R. Schwartz, William D. Ramsey, Nick Craswell
  • Publication number: 20130060763
    Abstract: A request can be received and a request reading level representation for the request can be inferred. In response to the request, the request reading level representation can be compared with one or more reading difficulty level representations for one or more response items. Also in response to the request, one or more indications of results of comparing the request reading level representation with one or more reading difficulty level representations for the one or more response items can be returned. The indication(s) may include a ranking of the response items. The ranking can be based at least in part on a request reading level representation for the query and reading difficulty level representations for the response items. The response item(s) may also be returned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sebastian de la Chica, Kevyn B. Collins-Thompson, Paul N. Bennett, David Alexander Sontag, Ryen W. White
  • Publication number: 20120239646
    Abstract: Methods are provided for re-ranking documents based on user-specific features. Search results are received from a non-contextual ranking system such that the search results are not specific toward a particular user, such as the user who submitted the search query. Contextual signals are received and provide user-specific features that are used to re-rank documents so that the most important and relevant documents are listed at the top of the list of search results. Each of the user-specific features are evaluated and compared to determine a new position of each document. A set of contextual search results is then generated based on the new positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter R. BAILEY, Sebastian De La CHICA, Aidan CROOK, Nikhil B. DANDEKAR, Daniel R. SCHWARTZ, William D. RAMSEY, Nick CRASWELL
  • Publication number: 20100316986
    Abstract: A rubric-based assessment and personalized learning recommendation system and method to aid an educator in teaching an entity in an efficient manner. Embodiments of the system and method include a computational representation of a rubric that is composed of composable rubric constructs. Each composable rubric construct corresponds to a particular sub-area of a skill being learned. Embodiments of the system and method also allow the educator to select a level of granularity of the rubric. This allows grouping together of entities that are having similar problems learning the skill and are performing similarly in certain areas. Embodiments of the system and method can suggest available learning resources for a single or groups of entities struggling in the same or similar areas based on their assessment results. The idea is for the entity to use these learning resources to improve its performance and competency in a given subject area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastian de la Chica, Eric A. Jenkins, JR., Zubin Alexander
  • Publication number: 20100311030
    Abstract: Described is a technology for learning a foreign language or other subject. Answers (e.g., translations) to questions (e.g., sentences to translate) received from learners are combined into a combined answer that serves as a representative model answer for those learners. The questions also may be provided to machine subsystems to generate machine answers, e.g., machine translators, with those machine answers used in the combined answer. The combined answer is used to evaluate each learner's individual answer. The evaluation may be used to compute profile information that is then fed back for use in selecting further questions, e.g., more difficult sentences as the learners progress. Also described is integrating the platform/technology into a web service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaodong He, Alejandro Acero, Sebastian de la Chica
  • Publication number: 20020052849
    Abstract: A system to support creation, distribution and flexible usage of electronic content in distributed environments where users may have access to multiple rendering systems. The invention comprises a packaging system, a distributed network of content management servers and personal content managers. The packaging system enables a content creator to create and associate sphere of fair use and content modulation rules definitions with content. The sphere of fair use allows a content creator to define content usage boundaries that account for the availability of multiple rendering systems. The content modulation rules provide a content creator with creative control over potential content transformations for transfer to alternative rendering systems. The personal content manager allows the user to process electronic content purchases from different sources and to transform and transfer the content to additional approved rendering systems while enforcing the creative boundaries specified by a content creator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2001
    Publication date: May 2, 2002
    Inventors: Alan J. McCutchen, Sebastian de la Chica
  • Publication number: 20020026445
    Abstract: A system and methods supporting flexible content usage in distributed environments, where users may have access to electronic content from multiple disparate sources and rendering systems. The invention consists of a personal content management system and a collection of virtual information portfolios. The personal content management system manages user authentication, handles content uploads either from a public source such as a user or from an electronic content store, and transforms the content for specific rendering devices, thus providing ubiquitous access to said electronic content. The virtual information portfolio supports content distribution across multiple physical locations while providing support for multiple logical content groupings, including recursive content groupings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Inventors: Sebastian de la Chica, Alan J. McCutchen, Joseph E. Tilley, Kelly J. Pritts