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Jeffrey Cheng Yao Fong, Jeffery G Arnold, Christopher A Glein: Control of timing for animations in dynamic icons. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Miia Sula, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, August 16, 2016: US09418464 (9 worldwide citation)

Dynamic icons are described that can employ animations, such as visual effects, audio, and other content that change with time. If multiple animations are scheduled to occur simultaneously, the timing of the animations can be controlled so that timing overlap of the animations is reduced. For exampl ...


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Jamie Daniel Joseph Shotton, Pushmeet Kohli, Stefan Johannes Josef Holzer, Shahram Izadi, Carsten Curt Eckard Rother, Sebastian Nowozin, David Kim, David Molyneaux, Otmar Hilliges: Learning image processing tasks from scene reconstructions. Microsoft Corporation, Miia Sula, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, March 3, 2015: US08971612 (7 worldwide citation)

Learning image processing tasks from scene reconstructions is described where the tasks may include but are not limited to: image de-noising, image in-painting, optical flow detection, interest point detection. In various embodiments training data is generated from a 2 or higher dimensional reconstr ...


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Shai Guday, Joseph H Matthews III, Joseph A Schrader, Ted Tai Yu Chen, Raman K Sarin, Sharad Agarwal, Shawn M Thomas, John D Skovorn, John A Yovin: Mobile device emergency service. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Miia Sula, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, October 11, 2016: US09467834 (6 worldwide citation)

Mobile device emergency service techniques are described. In embodiments, a client device includes one or more modules implemented at least partially in hardware and configured to implement an emergency service. The emergency service configured to support operations including generating a user inter ...


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Stephen Latta, Darren Bennett, Kevin Geisner, Relja Markovic: Skeletal control of three-dimensional virtual world. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Miia Sula, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, March 31, 2015: US08994718 (3 worldwide citation)

A virtual skeleton includes a plurality of joints and provides a machine readable representation of a human target observed with a three-dimensional depth camera. A relative position of a hand joint of the virtual skeleton is translated as a gestured control, and a three-dimensional virtual world is ...


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Ce Liu: Material recognition from an image. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Miia Sula, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, May 5, 2015: US09025866 (3 worldwide citation)

A method of operating a computer system to perform material recognition based on multiple features extracted from an image is described. A combination of low-level features extracted directly from the image and multiple novel mid-level features extracted from transformed versions of the image are se ...


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Sagi Katz, Avishai Adler: Time-of-flight depth imaging. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Miia Sula, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, March 17, 2015: US08983233 (2 worldwide citation)

Techniques are provided for determining depth to objects. A depth image may be determined based on two light intensity images. This technique may compensate for differences in reflectivity of objects in the field of view. However, there may be some misalignment between pixels in the two light intens ...


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Tao Mei, Xian Sheng Hua, Shipeng Li, Yan Wang: Detecting key roles and their relationships from video. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Miia Sula, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, February 23, 2016: US09271035 (2 worldwide citation)

Tools and techniques for acquiring key roles and their relationships from a video independent of metadata, such as cast lists and scripts, are described herein. These techniques include discovering key roles and their relationships by treating a video (e.g., a movie, television program, music video, ...


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Hua Cai, Jian Guang Lou, Jiang Li: Multiview coding with geometry-based disparity prediction. Microsoft Corporation, Miia Sula, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, February 10, 2015: US08953684 (2 worldwide citation)

Described herein is technology for, among other things, multiview coding with geometry-based disparity prediction. The geometry-based disparity prediction involves determining corresponding block pairs in a number of reconstructed images for an image being coded. The reconstructed images and the ima ...


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Jian Sun, Heung Yeung Shum: Image super-resolution using gradient profile prior. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Miia Sula, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, June 23, 2015: US09064476 (2 worldwide citation)

Described is a technology by which a low-resolution image is processed into a high-resolution image, including by performing processing in the gradient domain. A gradient profile corresponding to the lower-resolution image is transform into a sharpened image gradient. A high-resolution gradient prof ...


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Benjamin Isaac Vaught, Robert L Crocco Jr, John Lewis, Jian Sun, Yichen Wei: Enhanced user eye gaze estimation. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Miia Sula, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, September 15, 2015: US09135508 (2 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods, and computer media for estimating user eye gaze are provided. A plurality of images of a user's eye are acquired. At least one image of at least part of the user's field of view is acquired. At least one gaze target area in the user's field of view is determined based on the plural ...