08903517 is referenced by 46 patents and cites 788 patents.

Sensor fusion algorithm techniques are described. In one or more embodiments, behaviors of a host device and accessory devices are controlled based upon an orientation of the host device and accessory devices, relative to one another. A combined spatial position and/or orientation for the host device may be obtained based on raw measurements that are obtained from at least two different types of sensors. In addition, a spatial position and/or orientation for an accessory device is ascertained using one or more sensors of the accessory device. An orientation (or position) of the accessory device relative to the host computing device may then be computed based on the combined spatial position/orientation for the host computing device and the ascertained spatial position/orientation for the accessory device. The relative orientation that is computed may then be used in various ways to control behaviors of the host computing device and/or accessory device.

Title
Computer device and an apparatus having sensors configured for measuring spatial information indicative of a position of the computing devices
Application Number
14/18286
Publication Number
8903517 (B2)
Application Date
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
December 2, 2014
Inventor
Mark J Seilstad
Sammamish
CO, US
Sharon Drasnin
Seattle
WA, US
Michael A Schwager
Seattle
WA, US
David R Perek
Redmond
WA, US
Agent
Micky Minhas
Glen Johnson
Jeremy Snodgrass
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G05B 11/01
H01H 13/704
G06F 3/041
G06F 3/02
H04M 1/02
H01H 13/82
H05K 5/02
H04M 1/725
G06F 1/16
G05B 19/18
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