Microsoft Patent Grants

Conversion of natural language query

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514034
In accordance with implementations of the present disclosure, a solution for converting a natural language query is provided. In this solution, a first natural language query and a second natural language query for one or more data tables are received, wherein semantics of the second natural language query is dependent on the first natural language query. A third natural language query for one or more data tables is generated based on the first natural language query and the second…

Silent voice input

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11516570
Implementations of the subject matter described herein provide a silent voice input solution without being noticed by surroundings. Compared with conventional voice input solutions which are based on normal speech or whispering, the proposed “silent” voice input method is performed by using ingressive voice during the user's breathing-in process. By placing the apparatus very close to the user's mouth with a ultra-small gap formed between the microphone and the apparatus, the…

Guides on a content generation system

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514228
User inputs are received on a visual display, when a user is generating visual content. The user inputs trigger guide functionality, and guides are displayed to guide the user in creating the visual content.

IoT security service

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514158
The disclosed technology is generally directed to device security in an IoT environment. For example, such technology is usable in IoT security. In one example of the technology, a set of security rules that is associated with an expected condition of at least one IoT device is stored. IoT data associated with the at least one IoT device is received. The IoT data may be aggregated data that includes at least two different types of data. A determination is made, based on the IoT data, as…

Pattern matching for authentication with random noise symbols and pattern recognition

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514149
Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems and machine-readable mediums which allow for more secure authentication attempts by implementing authentication systems with credentials that include interspersed noise symbols in positions determined by the user. These systems secure against eavesdroppers such as shoulder-surfers or man-in-the middle attacks as it is difficult for an eavesdropper to separate the noise symbols from legitimate credential symbols.

Feed optimization

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514115
In an example, a plurality of potential feed objects are obtained. An identification of a user performing a navigation command in a user interface is also obtained, the navigation command causing a feed to be displayed or updated. The identification of the user and the plurality of potential feed objects are fed to a machine learned feed object ranking model, the feed object ranking model having been trained via a machine learning algorithm to calculate a score for each of the potential…

User-centric contextual information for browser

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514114
A method for providing contextual information to a user during a browsing session includes maintaining a user-centric graph including a plurality of user-centric facts associated with the user and derived from interaction by the user with a plurality of different computer services. The method further includes recognizing a context of interaction with a browser application by a user. The method further includes identifying assistive information pertaining to the context, and displaying…

Aliased data retrieval for key-value stores

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514088
Examples of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for aliased data insertions/retrieval for key-value stores. In aspects, a data set comprising a primary key, one or more secondary keys (“aliases”), and data values may be received by a data storage system. The system may allocate an internal identifier to the primary key and store the internal identifier and the primary key in a first table. Each of the secondary keys may be used to create a key-value pair comprising…

Context rules for a graph

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514058
Examples of the present disclosure describe systems and methods relating to context rules in a graph or isolated collection. In an example, information in an isolated collection may be associated with one or more contexts. The information may be represented within the isolated collection based on one or more rules, and one or more of the rules may be associated with one or more contexts to which the information relates, thereby indicating a context association. A context association may…

Caching of potential search results

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514053
A method comprising: receiving portions of a search query searching amongst multiple entries in a set of one or more data sources; triggered by the receipt of each respective portion, performing a respective caching operating comprising querying each of one or more data sources of the set to retrieve entries matching the search query as composed from the portion or portions received so far, and caching the retrieved entries in a corresponding cache group for each of the queried data…

Connector

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: D971216

Column ordering for input/output optimization in tabular data

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514011
Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for determining column ordering of a data storage table for search optimization are described herein. In some examples, a computing system is configured to receive input containing statistics of a plurality of queries. The computing system can then determine a new column order (i.e., layout) based at least in part on the statistics. In some example techniques described herein, the computing system can determine the new column order based at…

Action undo service based on cloud platform

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11513918
The present disclosure provides technical solutions related to action undo service based on cloud platform. Related operations dependent on target operations to be undone may be obtained by dependency analysis and the target operations and the related operations may be undone by time sequence so as to reduce the conflict caused by the undo operations.

Multi-lingual code generation with zero-shot inference

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11513774
A neural transformer model with attention is trained to predict candidates to complete a line of source code with a zero-inference capability. The model is trained on an unsupervised training dataset that includes features from source code written in multiple programming languages. The features include a file-level context and a local context, where the file-level context includes a global context, a class context, a function context, and/or a method context for each class, function…

Feedback-driven semi-supervised synthesis of program transformations

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11513773
A synthesis procedure learns program transformations for a text document, on-the-fly during an edit session, from examples of concrete edits made during the edit session and from an unsupervised set of additional inputs. The additional inputs are derived from explicit feedback from the user and inferred feedback from the user's behavior during the edit session. A reward score, based on anti-unification and provenance analysis, is used to classify the additional inputs as either a…

Collaborative content recommendation platform

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11513664
A system and method for summarizing suggested content and sharing the summarized suggested content is described. In one aspect, a computer-implemented method includes performing an analysis of text of a document, searching a document library for content elements and documents based on the analysis of the text, identifying candidate documents and candidate content based on the searching, presenting a list of candidate documents or candidate content with the document authoring application,…

Electrical noise estimation for touch-sensitive electrodes

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11513631
A touch-sensitive display device includes one or more touch-sensitive displays each including a plurality of touch-sensitive electrodes. A free touch-sensitive electrode is identified on the one or more touch-sensitive displays that is (1) at least temporarily unaffected by proximity of one or more input objects to the one or more touch-sensitive displays, and (2) affected by an electrical noise caused by display of image content on the one or more touch-sensitive displays. The…

Object motion tracking with remote device

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11513605
Examples of mixed reality computing devices that utilize remote sensors and local sensors as input devices are disclosed. In one example, a mixed reality computing device comprises an image sensor, a remote input device, a processor, and storage comprising stored instructions. The stored instructions are executable by the processor to perform object motion tracking and environmental tracking based on output from the image sensor, and in response to detecting that the remote input device…

Field calibration of a structured light range-sensor

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11513231
The technology described herein recalibrates a structured light sensor in the field using time-of-flight sensor data. Structured light sensors are sensitive to mechanical changes that result in decreased accuracy. A structured light system calculates the range to an object by comparing a reference image to the actual image of the scene. The reference image is what the projected light pattern would look like on a flat object at a known distance. When the projected image changes, the…

Enhanced detection of sensor misalignments by coordinating sensors utilizing multiple sensing modalities

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11512952
The techniques disclosed herein detect sensor misalignments in a display device by the use of sensors operating under different modalities. In some configurations, a near-to-eye display device can include a number of sensors that can be used to track movement of the device relative to a surrounding environment. The device can utilize multiple sensors operating under multiple modalities. For each sensor, there is a set of intrinsic and extrinsic properties that are calibrated. The device…