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William H. Gates III
Gary W Flake, William H Gates III, Eric J Horvitz, Joshua T Goodman, Surajit Chaudhuri, Trenholme J Griffin, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Kenneth A Moss: Search guided by location and context. Microsoft Corporation, Dan Choi, Judy Yee, Mickey Minhas, October 28, 2014: US08874592

The subject disclosure pertains to web searches and more particularly toward influencing resultant content to increase relevancy. The resultant content can be influenced by reconfiguring a query and/or filtering results based on user location and/or context information (e.g., user characteristics/pr ...


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Zhiwei Xiong, Feng Wu, Yueyi Zhang, Pengyu Cong: Depth sensing with depth-adaptive illumination. Microsoft Corporation, Dan Choi, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, November 25, 2014: US08896594 (94 worldwide citation)

An adaptive depth sensing system (ADSS) illuminates a scene with a pattern that is constructed based on an analysis of at least one prior-generated depth map. In one implementation, the pattern is a composite pattern that includes two or more component patterns associated with different depth region ...


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John N Border, Ralph F Osterhout: See-through near-eye display glasses with a fast response photochromic film system for quick transition from dark to clear. MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, Jeremy Snodgrass, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, September 8, 2015: US09129295 (74 worldwide citation)

This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content wherein the o ...


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Ralph F Osterhout, John D Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, John N Border, Gregory D Miller, Ross W Stovall: Eyepiece with uniformly illuminated reflective display. MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, Jeremy Snodgrass, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, September 8, 2015: US09128281 (73 worldwide citation)

An eyepiece includes a mechanical frame adapted to secure a lens and an image source facility above the lens. The image source facility includes an LED, a planar illumination facility and a reflective display. The planar illumination facility converts a light beam from the LED received on a side of ...


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Tom G Salter, Ben J Sugden, Daniel Deptford, Robert L Crocco Jr, Brian E Keane, Laura K Massey, Alex Aben Athar Kipman, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda: Multi-space connected virtual data objects. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Dan Choi, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, January 12, 2016: US09235051 (49 worldwide citation)

A see-through head mounted display apparatus includes a display and a processor. The processor determines geo-located positions of points of interest within a field of view and generates markers indicating information regarding an associated real world object is available to the user. Markers are re ...


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David Otto Whitt III, Eric Joseph Wahl, David C Vandervoort, Todd David Pleake, Rob Huala, Summer L Schneider, Robyn Rebecca Reed McLaughlin, Matthew David Mickelson, Joel Lawrence Pelley, Timothy C Shaw, Ralf Groene, Hua Wang, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Karsten Aagaard: Flexible hinge spine. Microsoft Technoogy Licensing, Jeremy Snodgrass, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, July 7, 2015: US09075566 (42 worldwide citation)

Flexible hinge spine techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a flexible hinge is configured to communicatively and physically couple an input device to a computing device and may implement functionality such as a support layer and minimum bend radius. The input device may also incl ...


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Miller T Abel: Means for provisioning and managing mobile device configuration over a near-field communication link. Microsoft Corporation, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, May 6, 2014: US08718554 (42 worldwide citation)

A device provisioning and/or configuration system and method are provided. The system employs a near field communication (NFC) channel in an active and/or passive mode as a channel for provisioning and/or managing mobile device(s) (e.g., with content and/or setting(s)) by a server. The device can be ...


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Ali M Vassigh, Christian Klein, Ernest L Pennington: Physical interaction zone for gesture-based user interfaces. Microsoft Corporation, Judy Yee, Peter Taylor, Micky Minhas, February 25, 2014: US08659658 (41 worldwide citation)

In a motion capture system having a depth camera, a physical interaction zone of a user is defined based on a size of the user and other factors. The zone is a volume in which the user performs hand gestures to provide inputs to an application. The shape and location of the zone can be customized fo ...


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Jim Tom Belesiu, Timothy C Shaw, David Otto Whitt III, Rob Huala, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Joel Lawrence Pelley: Input device layers and nesting. Microsoft Corporation, Jeremy Snodgrass, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, November 25, 2014: US08896993 (39 worldwide citation)

Input device layer and nesting techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an input device includes a pressure sensitive key assembly including a substrate having a plurality of hardware elements secured to a surface. The input device also includes one or more layers disposed proximal ...


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David D Bohn, Stephen G Latta, Jeffrey N Margolis: Wearable display device calibration. Microsoft Corporation, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, August 19, 2014: US08810600 (39 worldwide citation)

In embodiments of wearable display device calibration, a first display lens system forms an image of an environment viewed through the first display lens system. A second display lens system also forms the image of the environment viewed through the second display lens system. The first display lens ...