Microsoft Patent Grants

Display screen with graphical user interface

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: D787546

Device for identifying and tracking multiple humans over time

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9656162
A system recognizes human beings in their natural environment, without special sensing devices attached to the subjects, uniquely identifies them and tracks them in three dimensional space. The resulting representation is presented directly to applications as a multi-point skeletal model delivered in real-time. The device efficiently tracks humans and their natural movements by understanding the natural mechanics and capabilities of the human muscular-skeletal system. The device also…

Climate regulator control for device enclosures

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9658661
Climate regulation within an enclosure (e.g., a case of a workstation or a rack or cabinet of servers) may be achieved through a climate regulator featuring several selectable climate regulator settings (e.g., a variable-speed fan array). Controllers of such climate regulators often select climate regulator settings based on current conditions inside the enclosure, such as the temperature of one or more processors operating within the enclosure. However, such control fails to account for…

Motion based view matrix tuning

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9658686
Various embodiments relating to using motion based view matrix tuning to calibrate a head-mounted display device are disclosed. In one embodiment, the holograms are rendered with different view matrices, each view matrix corresponding to a different inter-pupillary distance. Upon selection by the user of the most stable hologram, the head-mounted display device can be calibrated to the inter-pupillary distance corresponding to the selected most stable hologram.

Visual focus-based control of coupled displays

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9658687
Various technologies described herein pertain to controlling functionality of a display based on visual focus of a user in a multiple display or multiple computational device environment. A particular display from a set of displays on which a user is visually focused is identified. The set of displays includes at least a first display and a second display. Moreover, a type of input receivable from the user via the first display and/or content rendered on the first display is controlled…

Automatic view adjustment

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9658688
A view adjustment system using information captured by one or more sensors on a client device determines a projection direction for content to be displayed on a display of the client device. Upon determining the projection direction, the view adjustment system transforms the content into a perspective view based on the determined projection direction and prompts the client device to present the content in the perspective view to a user. The view adjustment system may monitor changes in…

Display mapping modes for multi-pointer indirect input devices

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9658715
An indirect interaction input device, such as but not limited to a touch sensor, can provide multiple points of input, such as two or more positions in a coordinate space where a user is touching the sensor. These multiple points are in turn mapped to multiple positions on an output device such as a display. The mapping can be relative or absolute. With a relative mapping, boundary conditions for single and multiple displays are applied and, if appropriate, remedial offsets are added to…

Interactive graph for navigating application code

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9658943
Code elements may be selected from a graph depicting an application. The graph may show code elements as nodes, with edges representing connections between the nodes. The connections may be messages passed between code elements, code flow relationships, or other relationships. When a code element or group of code elements are selected from the graph, the corresponding source code may be displayed. The code may be displayed in a code editor or other mechanism by which the code may be…

Mapping account information to server authentication

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9658996
An authorization prompt issued from a server is detected, and previously-entered account information, is accessed on a user device. A selectable display element corresponding to each set of entered account information is displayed. User selection or actuation of a given display element is received, and the corresponding account information is retrieved and used to log onto the server that issued the authentication prompt.

Recurring calendar item master and instance synchronization

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9659027
A synchronization window for synchronizing data for a calendar in a client calendar data store on a calendar data client computer system with data for the calendar in a server calendar data store on a calendar data server computer system can be calculated using a current time. A request for synchronization data for calendar items for the calendar with calendar times that are within the synchronization window can be sent to the calendar data server. One or more responses to the request…

Semantic query language

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9659082
Various technologies described herein pertain to executing a mixed query to search a database retained in a data repository. The mixed query includes a regular expression, which is a pattern of elements, and a semantic constraint. The elements in the regular expression include a first wildcard, where the semantic constraint restricts a meaning of the first wildcard. Moreover, the elements in the regular expression include explicit lexical constraint(s) and/or disparate wildcard(s). For…

Detecting anomalies in behavioral network with contextual side information

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9659085
Various technologies described herein pertain to detecting contextual anomalies in a behavioral network. Label propagation can be performed to construct contexts and assign respective context membership scores to users. Each context can be a respective subset of the users expected to have similar resource usages. The contexts can be constructed and the context membership scores can be assigned by combining behavioral information and contextual side information. The behavioral information…

Restaurant-specific food logging from images

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9659225
A “Food Logger” provides various approaches for learning or training one or more image-based models (referred to herein as “meal models”) of nutritional content of meals. This training is based on one or more datasets of images of meals in combination with “meal features” that describe various parameters of the meal. Examples of meal features include, but are not limited to, food type, meal contents, portion size, nutritional content (e.g., calories, vitamins, minerals,…

Antenna with configurable shape/length

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9660738
A mobile communications device antenna assembly comprises at least one matrix antenna. The matrix antenna comprises a plurality of conductor elements connected by a plurality of radio frequency switches. An antenna performance assessment component is configured to determine performance of the matrix antenna. Control circuitry is configured to change a state of one or more of the radio frequency switches on the basis of the determined performance of the matrix antenna.

Securing a computing device accessory

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9660815
Various embodiments are disclosed that relate to security of a computer accessory device. For example, one non-limiting embodiment provides a host computing device configured to conduct an initial portion of a mutual authentication session with an accessory device, and send information regarding the host computing device and the accessory device to a remote pairing service via a computer network. The host computing device is further configured to, in response, receive a pairing…

Advising clients about certificate authority trust

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9660817
In many information security scenarios, a certificate issued by a certificate authority may be presented to a client in order to assert a trust level of a certificated item, such as a message or a web page. However, due to a decentralized structure and incomplete coordination among certificate authorities, the presence and exploitation of security vulnerabilities to issue untrustworthy certificates may be difficult to determine, particularly for an individual client. Presented herein are…

Providing a monitoring service in a cloud-based computing environment

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9660884
Technologies are described herein for providing a monitoring service in a cloud-based computing environment. A request is received from a user to subscribe to the monitoring service. The monitor workflow may correspond to the monitoring service. A first call to a finder application is executed over a communications network to retrieve data points according to the monitor workflow. A second call to an analyzer application is executed over the communications network to identify a relevant…

Tracking data usage under a schematized data plan

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9660889
Embodiments provide a schema for representing data usage plans and data usage statistics. The data usage plan describes threshold values associated with network connections of computing devices of the user. A web service dynamically generates data usage statistics for the computing devices to represent data consumed by the computing devices under the data usage plan. The schema is updated with the data usage statistics and distributed to the computing devices for presentation to the…

Discovery and connection to a service controller

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9660999
The claimed subject matter includes techniques for discovering to and connecting to a service controller. The claimed subject matter may disclose a processor and a memory of a service controller to store connection information, an access credential, and an access credential hash. A beacon broadcaster to broadcast the connection information and the access credential hash to a client device, may also be disclosed. The present disclosure may also include an access credential director to…

Graphic formation via material ablation

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9661770
Techniques for graphic formation via material ablation described. In at least some implementations, a graphic is applied to a surface of an object by ablating layers of the object to form an ablation trench in the shape of the graphic. In at least some embodiments, an object can include a surface layer and multiple sublayers of materials. When an ablation trench is generated in the object, the ablation trench can penetrate a surface layer of the object and into an intermediate layer. In…