Microsoft Patent Applications

Stabilization Plane Determination Based On Gaze Location

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177082
Embodiments are described herein for determining a stabilization plane to reduce errors that occur when a homographic transformation is applied to a scene including 3D geometry and/or multiple non-coplanar planes. Such embodiments can be used, e.g., when displaying an image on a head mounted display (HMD) device, but are not limited thereto. In an embodiment, a rendered image is generated, a gaze location of a user is determined, and a stabilization plane, associated with a homographic…

UNINTENTIONAL TOUCH REJECTION

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177100
A method for rejecting an unintentional palm touch is disclosed. In at least some embodiments, a touch is detected by a touch-sensitive surface associated with a display. Characteristics of the touch may be used to generate a set of parameters related to the touch. In an embodiment, firmware is used to determine a reliability value for the touch. The reliability value and the location of the touch is provided to a software module. The software module uses the reliability value and an…

UNINTENTIONAL TOUCH REJECTION

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177101
A method for rejecting an unintentional palm touch is disclosed. In at least some embodiments, a touch is detected by a touch-sensitive surface associated with a display. Characteristics of the touch may be used to generate a set of parameters related to the touch. In an embodiment, firmware is used to determine a reliability value for the touch. The reliability value and the location of the touch is provided to a software module. The software module uses the reliability value and an…

MULTIPLE CORRELATIONS IN A TOUCH SENSOR

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177161
Embodiments are disclosed that relate to touch input detection in a touch sensor. One example provides a method comprising establishing a first reference sequence, starting with a first set of candidate reference sequences each differing from the first reference sequence, reducing the first set of candidate reference sequences by applying a rule set to the first set to derive a relatively smaller second set of candidate reference sequences, for each candidate reference sequence in the…

WEB BROWSER EXTENSION

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177171
Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe processing via an extension of a web browser application. A processing device, for example, may provide a web browser application that comprises an extension enabling an application service to interface with the web browser application. Input may be received in a uniform resource locator (URL) bar of the web browser application. A search of an application service may be launched directly from the URL bar based on the received…

DATA STORE FOR A MODULAR ASSEMBLY SYSTEM

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177512
A data store for a modular assembly system is described. The data store comprises a number of records, each record relating to a physical module in the modular assembly system and comprising a module ID, an owner ID for the module and one or more properties fields. The properties field(s) define any property of the module and different records may define different properties. At least one of the fields in each data record (e.g. the module ID or owner ID) is verified by an authentication…

Dynamic Content Layout Generator

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177547
In one embodiment, a content aggregation viewer may present a container layout to summarize a data item set to a user. The content aggregation viewer may determine a viewport dimension for a viewport of a user interface of a content aggregation application to present a data item set to a user. The content aggregation viewer may automatically arrange a container set summarizing the data item set in a container layout based on the viewport dimension. The content aggregation viewer may set…

AUTOMATIC INSIGHTS FOR SPREADSHEETS

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177559
Automatically identifying insights from a dataset and presenting the insights graphically and in natural language text ranked by importance is provided. Different data types and structures in the dataset are automatic recognized and matched with a corresponding specific analysis type. The data is analyzed according to the determined corresponding analysis types, and insights from the analysis are automatically identified. The insights within a given insight type and between insight types…

CONSUMPTION OF USER-FILTERED DATA ON A CLIENT DEVICE

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177726
Various techniques for consumption of user-filtered data on a client device are described herein. In one example, a method includes storing a detected filter corresponding to an object list and generating a data request based on the stored filter, wherein the data request can populate the object list. The method can also include retrieving data from a data repository based on the data request in response to a detected action, the retrieved data comprising a subset of fields corresponding…

TENANTIZATION OF SEARCH RESULT RANKING

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177733
This disclosure describes methods and systems for searching documents in a multi-tenant hosting environment. According to embodiments, to conserve hardware resources, a plurality of documents associated with a plurality of tenants may be mapped to the same search index in the multi-tenant hosting environment. In order to search documents associated only with a single tenant in the multi-tenant hosting environment, a tenant identifier is prepended to every key stored in the search index…

CLASSICAL SIMULATION CONSTANTS AND ORDERING FOR QUANTUM CHEMISTRY SIMULATION

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177782
Quantum computations based on second quantization are performed by applying one body and two body terms in a selected order. Typically, terms associated with operators that commute are applied prior to application of other terms. In a particular example, one body terms of the form hpp are applied first, followed by two body terms of the form hprrp.

JOINT OWNERSHIP OF PROTECTED INFORMATION

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177900
Disclosed herein is a system and method for managing collaborative electronic data that is owned by two different users who belong to different organizations. Both users are also granted ownership rights of collaborative electronic data created by the users. Users then contribute to the collaborative electronic data by providing information that may be confidential to their organization. The users want to ensure that they can cut off access to the confidential information if and when the…

SCRUBBER TO REMOVE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177904
A personally identifiable information (PII) scrubbing system. The PII scrubbing system surgically scrubs PII form a log based on a scrubber configuration corresponding to the log. The scrubber configuration includes context information about locations and types of PII in the log and rules specifying how to locate and protect the PII. Scrubber configurations are quickly and easily created or modified as scrubbing requirements change or new scenarios are encountered. The flexibility…

PRECACHING VIA INPUT METHOD TRAJECTORY PREDICTION

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170178012
Architecture that processes preemptive events for an application that trigger based on user interaction movements of a specific input method (e.g., a mouse pointer) in a virtual document of the application. Machine learning is employed to predict and identify a target element the user will select in the virtual document. Thus, event triggering occurs before the user has physically performed the interaction. In response, a request that would normally be sent from the application when the…

EXECUTABLE VIRTUAL OBJECTS ASSOCIATED WITH REAL OBJECTS

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170178410
Embodiments for interacting with an executable virtual object associated with a real object are disclosed. In one example, a method for interacting with an executable virtual object associated with a real object includes receiving sensor input from one or more sensors attached to the portable see-through display device, and obtaining information regarding a location of the user based on the sensor input. The method also includes, if the location includes a real object comprising an…

IMPROVED QUANTUM CIRCUIT FOR CHEMISTRY SIMULATION

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170179960
Quantum circuits for chemistry simulation are based on second quantization Hamiltonian coefficients for one-body and two-body interactions. Jordan-Wigner series that conserve parity can be defined so that selected CNOT gates are removed from the associated circuits. Basis change gates such as Hadamard or Y-gates can be coupled to some or all qubits of a quantum circuit or cancelled in view of corresponding gates in adjacent circuits. In some examples, CNOT gates can be moved to different…

Session-based Device Configuration

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170180202
Techniques for session-based device configuration are described. According to one or more implementations, various settings of a wireless device are configured to optimize device performance while participating in a communication session via a wireless network. The settings, for instance, are configured dynamically and on a per-session basis.

TECHNIQUES TO VERIFY LOCATION FOR LOCATION BASED SERVICES

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170180337
Techniques to verify a participant's visit to a specific location are described. An embodiment may provide a system that generates a pattern that is unique to the location, and that may further be unique to a date or time, a transaction, or other criteria. Participants may capture the pattern, for example, using a mobile device, and transmit the pattern to a verification system. The verification system may decode, translate, decrypt or otherwise obtain information from the pattern. The…

Indication of Wireless Signal Quality

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170181014
Techniques for indication of wireless signal quality are described. According to various implementations, attributes of a wireless signal are detected and processed to ascertain a quality of the wireless signal. Based on an ascertained signal quality, indicia of the signal quality can be exposed. For instance, an indication of wireless signal quality is communicated to an application and/or service that manages communication of media data. According to one or more embodiments, an…

Managing Wireless Resources

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170181180
Various embodiments provide for the management of wireless resources, which can reduce call blocking by allowing high priority services, under suitable conditions, to use resources allocated to low priority services. Thus high priority services can pre-empt the usage of wireless resources by low priority services. This has the advantage of reducing call blocking for high priority calls, while permitting low priority calls to have more access to radio resources than conventional systems…