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Gregory N Snook, Stephen Latta, Kevin Geisner, Darren Alexander Bennett, Kudo Tsunoda, Alex Kipman, Kathryn Stone Perez: Gesture coach. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, April 9, 2013: US08418085 (42 worldwide citation)

A capture device may capture a user's motion and a display device may display a model that maps to the user's motion, including gestures that are applicable for control. A user may be unfamiliar with a system that maps the user's motions or not know what gestures are applicable for an executing appl ...


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Alex Kipman, Mark Finocchio, Ryan M Geiss, Johnny Chung Lee, Charles Claudius Marais, Zsolt Mathe: Visual target tracking using model fitting and exemplar. Microsoft Corporation, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle, July 5, 2011: US07974443 (28 worldwide citation)

A method of tracking a target includes receiving an observed depth image of the target from a source and analyzing the observed depth image with a prior-trained collection of known poses to find an exemplar pose that represents an observed pose of the target. The method further includes rasterizing ...


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Alex Kipman, Kudo Tsunoda, Todd Eric Holmdahl, John Clavin, Kathryn Stone Perez: Systems and methods for immersive interaction with virtual objects. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, August 30, 2011: US08009022 (15 worldwide citation)

A system to present the user a 3-D virtual environment as well as non-visual sensory feedback for interactions that user makes with virtual objects in that environment is disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a system comprising a depth camera that captures user position and movement, a three-dimen ...


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Kathryn Stone Perez, Alex Kipman, Nicholas Burton, Andrew Wilson, Diego Fernandes Nehab: Target digitization, extraction, and tracking. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, September 24, 2013: US08542252 (9 worldwide citation)

Techniques may comprise identifying surfaces, textures, and object dimensions from unorganized point clouds derived from a capture device, such as a depth sensing device. Employing target digitization may comprise surface extraction, identifying points in a point cloud, labeling surfaces, computing ...


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Alex Kipman, R Stephen Polzin, Kudo Tsunoda, Darren Bennett, Stephen Latta, Mark Finocchio, Gregory G Snook, Relja Markovic: Mapping a natural input device to a legacy system. Microsoft Corporation, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle, May 21, 2013: US08448094 (4 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for mapping natural input devices to legacy system inputs are disclosed. One example system may include a computing device having an algorithmic preprocessing module configured to receive input data containing a natural user input and to identify the natural user input in the inp ...


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Andrew Mattingly, Jeremy Hill, Arjun Dayal, Brian Kramp, Ali Vassigh, Christian Klein, Adam Poulos, Alex Kipman, Jeffrey Margolis: Handles interactions for human—computer interface. Microsoft Corporation, Vierra Magen Marcus, July 30, 2013: US08499257 (4 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed for providing on-screen graphical handles to control interaction between a user and on-screen objects. A handle defines what actions a user may perform on the object, such as for example scrolling through a textual or graphical navigation menu. Affordances are provided to guide ...


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Alex Kipman, Kathryn Stone Perez, R Stephen Polzin, William Guo: Binding users to a gesture based system and providing feedback to the users. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Greg Wisdom, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, April 21, 2015: US09015638 (3 worldwide citation)

Techniques for managing a set of states associated with a capture device are disclosed herein. The capture device may detect and bind to users, and may provide feedback about whether the capture device is bound to, or detecting a user. Techniques are also disclosed wherein virtual ports may be assoc ...


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Kathryn Stone Perez, Alex Kipman, Nicholas D Burton, Andrew Wilson: Visual representation expression based on player expression. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, March 5, 2013: US08390680 (3 worldwide citation)

Using facial recognition and gesture/body posture recognition techniques, a system can naturally convey the emotions and attitudes of a user via the user's visual representation. Techniques may comprise customizing a visual representation of a user based on detectable characteristics, deducting a us ...


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Kevin A Geisner, Kudo Tsunoda, Darren Bennett, Brian S Murphy, Stephen G Latta, Relja Markovic, Alex Kipman: Motion-based interactive shopping environment. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, August 4, 2015: US09098873 (3 worldwide citation)

An on-screen shopping application which reacts to a human target user's motions to provide a shopping experience to the user is provided. A tracking system captures user motions and executes a shopping application allowing a user to manipulate an on-screen representation the user. The on-screen repr ...


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Kathryn Stone Perez, Alex Kipman, Andrew Fuller: Sharing of event media streams. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Micah Goldsmith, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, May 5, 2015: US09026596 (3 worldwide citation)

Embodiments are disclosed that relate to sharing media streams capturing different perspectives of an event. For example, one embodiment provides, on a computing device, a method including storing an event definition for an event, receiving from each capture device of a plurality of capture devices ...