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Scott McEldowney: Depth camera illuminator with superluminescent light-emitting diode. Microsoft Corporation, Judy Yee, Sergey Lamansky, Micky Minhas, March 11, 2014: US08670029 (26 worldwide citation)

A depth camera illuminator with a superluminescent light-emitting diode (SLED) in a motion tracking system. One or more SLEDs have a sufficient power, such as 75-200 milliwatts, to extend in a field of view in an area such as a room in a home. To correct for chromatic aberration which would otherwis ...


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Andreas Nowatzyk, Rod Fleck: Passive matrix quantum dot display. Microsoft Corporation, Micah Goldsmith, Sergey Lamansky, Micky Minhas, April 8, 2014: US08693087 (22 worldwide citation)

A system and method for operating a light emitting device utilizing charged quantum dots is described. In one embodiment, charged quantum dots are suspended in a liquid between an excitation plate and a cover plate. The excitation plate carries short-wave excitation light. Charged quantum dots near ...


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Abdelrehim Ahmed, Abbas Rafii, Colin Tracy: Method and system implementing user-centric gesture control. Microsoft Corporation, Judy Yee, Sergey Lamansky, Micky Minhas, April 8, 2014: US08693724 (20 worldwide citation)

A user-centric method and system to identify user-made gestures to control a remote device images the user using a three-dimensional image system, and defines at least one user-centric three-dimensional detection zone dynamically sized appropriately for the user, who is free to move about. Images ma ...


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Cyrus Bamji: Method and system to reduce stray light reflection error in time-of-flight sensor arrays. Microsoft Corporation, Leonard Smith, Sergey Lamansky, Micky Minhas, March 18, 2014: US08675182 (19 worldwide citation)

Haze-type phase shift error due to stray light reflections in a phase-type TOF system is reduced by providing a windowed opaque coating on the sensor array surface, the windows permitting optical energy to reach light sensitive regions of the pixels, and by reducing optical path stray reflection. Fu ...


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Prafulla J Masalkar, Szymon P Stachniak, Tommer Leyvand, Zhengyou Zhang, Leonardo Del Castillo, Zsolt Mathe: In-home depth camera calibration. Microsoft Corporation, Micah Goldsmith, Sergey Lamansky, Micky Minhas, October 21, 2014: US08866889 (6 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for calibrating a depth camera in a natural user interface. The system in general obtains an objective measurement of true distance between a capture device and one or more objects in a scene. The system then compares the true depth measurement to the depth measurem ...


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Aleksandar Uzelac, David A Stevens, Weidong Zhao, Takahiro Shigemitsu, Briggs A Willoughby, John Graham Pierce, Pravin Kumar Santiago, Craig S Ranta, Timothy Allen Wright, Jeffrey C Maier, Robert T Perry, Stanimir Naskov Kirilov, Andrey B Batchvarov: Probabilistic latency modeling. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Timothy Churna, Sergey Lamansky, Micky Minhas, July 19, 2016: US09395845 (3 worldwide citation)

Touchscreen testing techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a piece of conductor (e.g., metal) is positioned as proximal to a touchscreen device and the touchscreen device is tested by simulating a touch of a user. This technique may be utilized to perform a variety of different te ...


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Moe Khosravy, Lev Novik, Katrika Marie Woodcock: System and method for converting gestures into digital graffiti. Microsoft Corporation, Nicholas Chen, Sergey Lamansky, Micky Minhas, October 28, 2014: US08872767 (3 worldwide citation)

The subject disclosure provides a device, computer readable storage medium, and method for converting gestures undergone by a device into digital graffiti. The disclosure includes ascertaining an orientation of the device and a path traversed by the device. Gestures undergone by the device are ident ...


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Larry R Butcher, Jonathan D Friedman, Chad Aron Voss, Michael J Kruzeniski: User interface with parallax animation. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Bryan Webster, Sergey Lamansky, Micky Minhas, December 29, 2015: US09223411 (2 worldwide citation)

User interface animation techniques are described. In an implementation, an input having a velocity is detected that is directed to one or more objects in a user interface. A visual presentation is generated that is animated so a first object in the user interface moves in parallax with respect to a ...


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Asaf Pelman, Avner Ishay Sander, Giora Yahav: Gated 3D camera. Microsoft International Holdings, Judy Yee, Sergey Lamansky, Micky Minhas, March 25, 2014: US08681321 (2 worldwide citation)

A camera for determining distances to a scene, the camera comprising: a light source comprising a VCSEL controllable to illuminate the scene with a train of pulses of light having a characteristic spectrum; a photosurface; optics for imaging light reflected from the light pulses by the scene on the ...


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Yuval Stern: Pressure sensitive stylus for a digitizer. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Miia Kati Janette Sula, Sergey Lamansky, Micky Minhas, August 8, 2017: US09727150 (1 worldwide citation)

A pressure sensitive stylus for operation with a digitizer sensor includes a housing, a writing tip that is movable in response to contact pressure applied on the writing tip, an extremity that is movable together with the writing tip, a switch and an elastomer element positioned around the extremit ...