Lester D Nelson, Satoshi Ichimura, Elin R Pedersen, Tomas Sokoler: Systems and methods for controlling a presentation using physical objects. Fuji Xerox, Oliff & Berridge, May 11, 2004: US06732915 (82 worldwide citation)

A presentation control system and method to facilitate the interaction between a user and a presentation device. The user generates tangible sensible identification devices, which are linked to items to be displayed in a presentation. In use, the user places the tangible sensible identification-carr ...

Tomas Sokoler, Lester D Nelson, Elin R Pedersen: Systems and methods providing tactile guidance using sensory supplementation. Fuji Xerox, Xerox Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, November 20, 2001: US06320496 (77 worldwide citation)

A tactile guidance system and method provides a user with navigational assistance through continuous background communication. This continuous background communication is realized through tactile cueing. By making the direction giving through tactile cues, a user's main attention can focus on v ...

Thomas P Moran, Elin R Pedersen, Michael K McCall, Frank G Halasz: Wiping metaphor as a user interface for operating on graphical objects on an interactive graphical display. Xerox Corporation, Rosen Dainow & Jacobs Liability Partnership, August 20, 1996: US05548705 (66 worldwide citation)

A computer-controlled graphics display system using object-based representations of the displayed objects, and cooperating with a user-operated motion-sensitive input device. A powerful user interface technique called "wiping" is described. This allows selection by the user of target objects to be a ...

Satoshi Ichimura, Lester D Nelson, Elin R Pedersen: Systems and methods for maintaining uniformity in a presentation environment. Fuji Xerox, Oliff & Berridge, June 17, 2003: US06580438 (22 worldwide citation)

In a presentation control system environment, the methods and systems of this invention manipulate presentation elements to create a unified display characteristic between the elements selected for presentation. In particular, the systems and methods of this invention receive style identification in ...

Elin R Pedersen, Lester D Nelson, Ichimura Satoru: Method for managing dynamic context and system for the same. Fuji Xerox, September 6, 2002: JP2002-251233 (22 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a method for managing dynamic context information to a user.SOLUTION: This method comprises a step for storing the correspondence of at least one activity stream to at least one expression element, a step for synthesizing the value of the human sensible attribute of ...

Elin R Pedersen, Peter Hong: User interface visualizations. Google, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, March 20, 2012: US08140990 (16 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the invention pertain to user interface visualizations, enabling efficient display of content on a display device. At least some content is presented having diagonal views to emphasize certain portions of the content while deemphasizing other portions of the content.

Steven W Macbeth, Roland L Fernandez, Brian R Meyers, Desney S Tan, George G Robertson, Nuria M Oliver, Oscar E Murillo, Elin R Pedersen, Mary P Czerwinski, Jeanine E Spence: Creating and managing activity-centric workflow. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, July 20, 2010: US07761393 (9 worldwide citation)

A system that can identify, create, update and/or process a workflow based upon a current, past or future activity is disclosed. A ‘workflow’ can be defined as an activity flow that includes interaction with, or assignment of work to, people, devices, or services by a single individual or a group of ...

Elin R Pedersen: Systems and methods for managing electronic communications using various negotiation techniques. Fuji Xerox, Sughrue Mion PLLC, June 29, 2010: US07747752 (9 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for negotiating a future communication are provided to facilitate interaction between persons who wish to interact but who presently may not be in a position or find it desirable to do so. Each party may be provided with an interaction manager that allows the parties to negotiate ...

William N Schilit, Roy Want, Bay Wei Chang, Yang Li, Shumin Zhai, Ed Huai Hsin Chi, Elin R Pedersen: Creating a social network based on an activity. Goolge, Patent Law Works, December 15, 2015: US09215286 (7 worldwide citation)

A system for creating an activity-based social includes receiving information from a computing device of a participant in an activity, and determining that the information qualifies the participant for membership in a social network associated with the activity. The system also includes associating ...

Steven W Macbeth, Roland L Fernandez, Brian R Meyers, Desney S Tan, George G Robertson, Nuria M Oliver, Oscar E Murillo, Elin R Pedersen: Activity-centric granular application functionality. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, June 28, 2011: US07970637 (4 worldwide citation)

A system that can enable the atomization of application functionality in connection with an activity-centric system is provided. The system can be utilized as a programmatic tool that decomposes an application's constituent functionality into atoms thereafter monitoring and aggregating atoms with re ...