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Narayanan Ganapathy, Esaias E Greeff: Cloud-based device information storage. Microsoft Corporation, Timothy Churna, Kate Drakos, Micky Minhas, January 27, 2015: US08943551 (46 worldwide citation)

Device information for each of multiple devices associated with a user account is maintained by a cloud service. The device information can include credential information allowing the device to be accessed by other ones of the multiple devices, remote access information indicating how the device can ...


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Raymond E Ozzie, John D Mehr, Siddhartha Puri, Samuel J McKelvie, Bradley Calder, Matt Pope: Erasure coded storage aggregation in data centers. Microsoft Corporation, Bryan Webster, Kate Drakos, Micky Minhas, December 23, 2014: US08918478 (42 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of erasure coded storage aggregation are disclosed. The erasure coded storage aggregation includes storing a data file as erasure coded fragments in a plurality of nodes of one or more data centers. The erasure coded storage aggregation further includes monitoring an access frequency of ...


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Chantal M Leonard, Holger Kuehnle, John C Whytock, Rebecca Deutsch, Patrice L Miner: Arranging tiles. Microsoft Corporation, Bryan Webster, Kate Drakos, Micky Minhas, January 13, 2015: US08935631 (35 worldwide citation)

This document describes techniques and apparatuses for arranging tiles. These techniques and apparatuses enable users to quickly and easily arrange tiles within an interface, such as an application-launching interface. In some cases, users may arrange tiles in an interface with as little as one cont ...


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Nazia Zaman, Sean L Flynn, Rebecca Deutsch, Chantal M Leonard, Jesse Clay Satterfield, David A Machaj: Presenting an application change through a tile. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Jim Banowsky, Kate Drakos, Micky Minhas, April 21, 2015: US09015606 (33 worldwide citation)

This document describes techniques and apparatuses for presenting an application change through a tile. These techniques enable a user to see content associated with content changes to an application or other information about the application, such as a new article, new email, or a software update h ...


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Rebecca Deutsch, Marina Dukhon, Varun Bahl, Patrice L Miner, Jeffrey S Miller, Benjamin A Betz: Application-launching interface for multiple modes. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Bryan Webster, Kate Drakos, Micky Minhas, March 24, 2015: US08990733 (33 worldwide citation)

This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling an application-launching interface for multiple modes. This interface enables a user to quickly and easily select to launch applications associated with different modes. A user may avoid wading through multiple interfaces, making multiple s ...


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Robert J Jarrett, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Nils A Sundelin, Bret P Anderson, Tsz Yan Wong, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Patrice L Miner, Jensen Harris, David A Matthews, Jennifer Nan, Matthew I Worley: Multi-application environment. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Jim Banowsky, Kate Drakos, Micky Minhas, June 9, 2015: US09052820 (29 worldwide citation)

This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling a multi-application environment. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable multi-application environments having combinations of immersive interfaces, windows-based interfaces, and a desktop treated as an immersive interf ...


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Robert J Jarrett, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Nils A Sundelin, Bret P Anderson, Tsz Yan Wong, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Patrice L Miner, Jensen Harris, David A Matthews, Jennifer Nan, Matthew I Worley: Multi-application environment. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Jim Banowsky, Kate Drakos, Micky Minhas, August 11, 2015: US09104440 (24 worldwide citation)

This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling a multi-application environment. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable multi-application environments having combinations of immersive interfaces, windows-based interfaces, and a desktop treated as an immersive interf ...


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Tsz Yan Wong, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Nils A Sundelin, Bret P Anderson, Patrice L Miner, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Robert J Jarrett, Jennifer Nan, Matthew I Worley: Managing an immersive interface in a multi-application immersive environment. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Jim Banowsky, Kate Drakos, Micky Minhas, October 13, 2015: US09158445 (22 worldwide citation)

This document describes techniques and apparatuses for managing an immersive interface in a multi-application immersive environment. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable a user to alter sizes and/or a layout of multiple immersive interfaces with as little as one selection.


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Nazia Zaman, Tyler J Donahue, Ethan Nelson Ray, Maverick J Velasco: Pre-rendering new content for an application-selectable user interface. Microsoft Corporation, Bryan Webster, Kate Drakos, Micky Minhas, January 13, 2015: US08933952 (22 worldwide citation)

This document describes techniques for pre-rendering new content for an application-selectable user interface. These techniques permit a user to select to view application-selectable tiles of the interface and, on selection, quickly see new content through the tiles in the selected portion. In some ...


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James Kai Yu Lau, Ayman Kaheel, Motaz El Saban, Mohamed Shawky, Monica Gonzalez, Ahmed El Baz, Tamer Deif, Alaa Abdel Hakim Aly: Using facial data for device authentication or subject identification. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Bryan Webster, Kate Drakos, Micky Minhas, July 14, 2015: US09082235 (21 worldwide citation)

Exemplary methods, apparatus, and systems are disclosed for authenticating a user to computing device. In one exemplary embodiment, an indication of a request by a user to unlock a mobile device in a locked state is received. One or more images of the face of the user are captured. Facial components ...