Patents by Inventor Stephen L. Lawler

Stephen L. Lawler 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: 10182108
    Abstract: Provided is a single repository for capturing, connecting, sharing, and visualizing information based on a geographic location, for example. Provided is a schema, repository, index, and APIs for any information, place, entity, attribute, service or person that can be referenced geographically. A system to provide real time image data includes an input component that receives image data associated with a specific geographic area, a splitter component that splits the image data into at least two quadrants, and a storage component that stores at least a portion of the at least two quadrants. Also provides is on-line or real-time advertising based on a user's mapped location and/or a user preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gur Kimchi, Amit Dekate, Ashok Kuppusamy, Steve Lombardi, Joseph Schwartz, Stephen L. Lawler, Alexander G. Gounares, Raymond E. Endres
  • Publication number: 20170371964
    Abstract: Aspects relate to observing various activities, interactions, behaviors, and other factors associated with a data exchange and creating one or more markers based on significant details associated with the observance. The one or more markers are retained and selectively rendered as a function of one or more conditions that should be satisfied before the marker is presented to the user. Some markers can contain parameters that should be satisfied in order for the marker to be considered complete. If a parameter is not satisfied, subsequent markers can be created as a function of the rendered marker. The subsequent markers can be rendered when a condition associated with the subsequent marker is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Gur Kimchi, Stephen L. Lawler, Blaise H. Aguera y Arcas, Eyal Ofek
  • Publication number: 20160301744
    Abstract: Provided is a single repository for capturing, connecting, sharing, and visualizing information based on a geographic location, for example. Provided is a schema, repository, index, and APIs for any information, place, entity, attribute, service or person that can be referenced geographically. A system to provide real time image data includes an input component that receives image data associated with a specific geographic area, a splitter component that splits the image data into at least two quadrants, and a storage component that stores at least a portion of the at least two quadrants. Also provides is on-line or real-time advertising based on a user's mapped location and/or a user preference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gur Kimchi, Amit Dekate, Ashok Kuppusamy, Steve Lombardi, Joseph Schwartz, Stephen L. Lawler, Alexander G. Gounares, Raymond E. Endres
  • Patent number: 9383206
    Abstract: Provided is a single repository for capturing, connecting, sharing, and visualizing information based on a geographic location, for example. Provided is a schema, repository, index, and APIs for any information, place, entity, attribute, service or person that can be referenced geographically. A system to provide real time image data includes an input component that receives image data associated with a specific geographic area, a splitter component that splits the image data into at least two quadrants, and a storage component that stores at least a portion of the at least two quadrants. Also provides is on-line or real-time advertising based on a user's mapped location and/or a user preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gur Kimchi, Amit Dekate, Ashok Kuppusamy, Steve Lombardi, Joseph Schwartz, Stephen L. Lawler, Alexander G. Gounares, Raymond E. Endres
  • Patent number: 9100402
    Abstract: Aspects relate to a cognitive agent that performs functions associated with a desired result. The functions performed by cognitive agent supplement other activities performed at a same time. In such a manner, the cognitive agent can function as a surrogate for a user. A performed activity can trigger implementation of another activity that is an extension of the performed activity. Cognitive agent can perform functions that can be represented as an avatar. Further, cognitive agent can be associated with a diagnostics component that evaluates an operating condition. Based on the operating condition cognitive agent can implement automatic actions associated with mitigating failures and/or prolonging the life of machinery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen L. Lawler, Eyal Ofek, Gur Kimchi, Leonard Smith, Jr., Avi Bar-Zeev
  • Patent number: 9038912
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates servicing a portion of a trade card via a web service. A web service can provide a portion of data to enhance a trade card, wherein the portion of data is at least one of a portion of trade card document-specific data, an intelligent gadget, or a feed driven component. A build component can leverage the web service to utilize the portion of data with the trade card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Tomasz Kasperkiewicz, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Steven Drucker, Karim Farouki, Gary W. Flake, Stephen L. Lawler, Donald James Lindsay, Adam Sheppard, Richard Stephen Szeliski, Jeffrey Jon Weir, Julio Estrada
  • Publication number: 20150106370
    Abstract: Aspects relate to observing various activities, interactions, behaviors, and other factors associated with a data exchange and creating one or more markers based on significant details associated with the observance. The one or more markers are retained and selectively rendered as a function of one or more conditions that should be satisfied before the marker is presented to the user. Some markers can contain parameters that should be satisfied in order for the marker to be considered complete. If a parameter is not satisfied, subsequent markers can be created as a function of the rendered marker. The subsequent markers can be rendered when a condition associated with the subsequent marker is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Gur Kimchi, Stephen L. Lawler, Blaise H. Aguera y Arcas, Eyal Ofek
  • Patent number: 8850011
    Abstract: Provided is a single repository for capturing, connecting, sharing, and visualizing information based on a geographic location, for example. Provided is a schema, repository, index, and APIs for any information, place, entity, attribute, service or person that can be referenced geographically. A system to provide real time image data includes an input component that receives image data associated with a specific geographic area, a splitter component that splits the image data into at least two quadrants, and a storage component that stores at least a portion of the at least two quadrants. Also provides is on-line or real-time advertising based on a user's mapped location and/or a user preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gur Kimchi, Amit Dekate, Ashok Kuppusamy, Steve Lombardi, Joseph Schwartz, Stephen L. Lawler, Alexander G. Gounares, Raymond E. Endres
  • Patent number: 8843309
    Abstract: Provided is a single repository for capturing, connecting, sharing, and visualizing information based on a geographic location, for example. Provided is a schema, repository, index, and APIs for any information, place, entity, attribute, service or person that can be referenced geographically. A system to provide real time image data includes an input component that receives image data associated with a specific geographic area, a splitter component that splits the image data into at least two quadrants, and a storage component that stores at least a portion of the at least two quadrants. Also provides is on-line or real-time advertising based on a user's mapped location and/or a user preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gur Kimchi, Amit Dekate, Ashok Kuppusamy, Steve Lombardi, Joseph Schwartz, Stephen L. Lawler, Alexander G. Gounares, Raymond E. Endres
  • Publication number: 20140180833
    Abstract: Data identifying a path between two or more geographic locations is received. Path information is identified along or near the path. A relevance is associated to the path information. A subset of the path information having a highest relevance is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ido Omer, Eyal Ofek, Stephen L. Lawler
  • Publication number: 20140180571
    Abstract: Provided is a single repository for capturing, connecting, sharing, and visualizing information based on a geographic location, for example. Provided is a schema, repository, index, and APIs for any information, place, entity, attribute, service or person that can be referenced geographically. A system to provide real time image data includes an input component that receives image data associated with a specific geographic area, a splitter component that splits the image data into at least two quadrants, and a storage component that stores at least a portion of the at least two quadrants. Also provides is on-line or real-time advertising based on a user's mapped location and/or a user preference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gur Kimchi, Amit Dekate, Ashok Kuppusamy, Steve Lombardi, Joseph Schwartz, Stephen L. Lawler, Alexander G. Gounares, Raymond E. Endres
  • Patent number: 8737721
    Abstract: A system and a method that facilitates generating a model from a 3-dimensional (3D) object assembled from 2-dimensional (2D) content are described. A content aggregator can construct a 3D object from a collection of two or more 2D images each depicting a real entity in a physical real world, wherein the 3D object is constructed by combining the two or more 2D images based upon a respective image perspective. A 3D virtual environment can allow exploration of the 3D object. A model component can extrapolate a true 3D geometric model from the 3D object, wherein the true 3D geometric model is generated to include scaling in proportion to a size within the physical real world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Steven Drucker, Karim Farouki, Gary W. Flake, Stephen L. Lawler, Donald James Lindsay, Adam Sheppard
  • Patent number: 8726164
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates rendering of a portion of published content. A browsing session can enable navigation and display of a portion of published content. A render definition enforcer can implement a tag related to the portion of published content with at least one view-level display property, the view-level display property is at least one of a definition to at least one of display or not display the portion of published content based upon a view-level within the browsing session or a definition related to a size scale factor for the portion of published content based upon a view-level within the browsing session. The browsing session can utilize the portion of published content at a view-level in accordance to the view-level display property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Drucker, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Karim Farouki, Stephen L. Lawler, Donald James Lindsay
  • Patent number: 8694383
    Abstract: Data identifying a path is received between two or more geographic locations. Path information is identified along or near the path. A relevance is associated to the path information. A subset of the path information having a highest relevance is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ido Omer, Eyal Ofek, Stephen L. Lawler
  • Patent number: 8682736
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates communicating intent-related data to a user. A display engine can enable exploration of a portion of image data during a browsing session. An intent component can receive a portion of data related to the browsing session, wherein the portion of data is at least one of a collection of browsing history or a portion of data displayed during a browsing session. The intent component can further evaluate the portion of data to ascertain a combined intent of a user. A selective ad component can infer an incompleteness of the combined intent to trigger a pre-qualification for an offer related to at least one of an item or service that fulfills the incompleteness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gary W. Flake, Karim Farouki, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Steven Drucker, Tomasz Kasperkiewicz, Stephen L. Lawler, Donald James Lindsay, Adam P. Sheppard, Richard Stephen Szeliski, Jeffrey Jon Weir
  • Patent number: 8570325
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates displaying virtual content within a virtual environment. A virtual environment can enable at least one user to connect in order to interact with a portion of virtual content. A collection of virtual content can be viewed from a user connected to and being present within the virtual environment. A filter component that can automatically adjust a displayable feature of a portion of the collection of virtual content based upon a relevancy to an index, wherein the adjustment of the displayable features provides at least one of an emphasis of the portion of the collection of virtual content or a de-emphasis of the portion of the collection of the virtual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Avi Bar-Zeev, Blaise H. Aguera y Arcas, Eyal Ofek, Stephen L. Lawler, Pasquale DeMaio
  • Patent number: 8560515
    Abstract: Aspects relate to observing various activities, interactions, behaviors, and other factors associated with a data exchange and creating one or more markers based on significant details associated with the observance. The one or more markers are retained and selectively rendered as a function of one or more conditions that should be satisfied before the marker is presented to the user. Some markers can contain parameters that should be satisfied in order for the marker to be considered complete. If a parameter is not satisfied, subsequent markers can be created as a function of the rendered marker. The subsequent markers can be rendered when a condition associated with the subsequent marker is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gur Kimchi, Stephen L. Lawler, Blaise H. Aguera y Arcas, Eyal Ofek
  • Publication number: 20130246512
    Abstract: Aspects relate to a cognitive agent that performs functions associated with a desired result. The functions performed by cognitive agent supplement other activities performed at a same time. In such a manner, the cognitive agent can function as a surrogate for a user. A performed activity can trigger implementation of another activity that is an extension of the performed activity. Cognitive agent can perform functions that can be represented as an avatar. Further, cognitive agent can be associated with a diagnostics component that evaluates an operating condition. Based on the operating condition cognitive agent can implement automatic actions associated with mitigating failures and/or prolonging the life of machinery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: STEPHEN L. LAWLER, EYAL OFEK, GUR KIMCHI, LEONARD SMITH, AVI BAR-ZEEV
  • Patent number: 8428908
    Abstract: Aspects relate to a cognitive agent that performs functions associated with a desired result. The functions performed by cognitive agent supplement other activities performed at a same time. In such a manner, the cognitive agent can function as a surrogate for a user. A performed activity can trigger implementation of another activity that is an extension of the performed activity. Cognitive agent can perform functions that can be represented as an avatar. Further, cognitive agent can be associated with a diagnostics component that evaluates an operating condition. Based on the operating condition cognitive agent can implement automatic actions associated with mitigating failures and/or prolonging the life of machinery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen L. Lawler, Eyal Ofek, Gur Kimchi, Leonard Smith, Avi Bar-Zeev
  • Patent number: 8352524
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates organizing and presenting data within a database. A data store can store a portion of data accessible to a user. A real time monitor component can dynamically track an amount of access for the portion of data within the data store. A display engine can render a multi-scaled view of the portion of data, wherein the multi-scaled view is based on the amount of access in which a size representation of the data is correlated with the amount of access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gary W. Flake, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Anthony T. Chor, Steven Drucker, Karim Farouki, Stephen L. Lawler, Ariel J. Lazier, Donald James Lindsay