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Daniel J Shapiro, Jonathan T Grudin, Chris J Guzak, Gavin Jancke, Chad L Magendanz, Brian R Meyers, Michael G Tricker: Method and system for providing a peripheral service to a host computing device. Microsoft Corporation, Leydig Voit & Mayer, December 9, 2004: US20040249994-A1

Disclosed is a method for one computing device (the “provider”) to provide peripheral services to another device (the “host”). A user directly runs the host. The host accesses the provider as if the provider were a set of peripheral devices attached to the host. In this way, the host and provider be ...


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Barrett L Brumitt, Steven A N Shafer, Brian R Meyers: Geometric model database for use in ubiquitous computing. Microsoft Corporation, Lyon & Harr, October 13, 2005: US20050228634-A1

A system and process for providing a geometric model database for use in an ubiquitous computing environment. In general, the geometric model database system and process is capable of accepting information about the geometric state of the environment, building a geometric model of this environment, ...


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Barrett L Brumitt, Steven A N Shafer, Brian R Meyers: Geometric model database for use in ubiquitous computing. Microsoft Corporation, Lyon & Harr, November 3, 2005: US20050246155-A1

A system and process for providing a geometric model database for use in an ubiquitous computing environment. In general, the geometric model database system and process is capable of accepting information about the geometric state of the environment, building a geometric model of this environment, ...


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Gregory R Smith, Brian R Meyers, Daniel C Robbins, George G Robertson, Mary P Czerwinski, Desney S Tan: Scalable visualizer for heterogeneous data. Microsoft Corporation, Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness Pllc, September 7, 2006: US20060197762-A1

A visualization method for processing heterogeneous data sets. A set of display nodes is generated on a user display that corresponds to groupings of data elements from a set of data. As various display nodes are selected, specific searching criteria corresponding to a selected display node is appli ...


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Kentaro Toyama, John C Krumm, Barry L Brumitt, Brian R Meyers: Background maintenance of an image sequence. Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, C O Lyon & Harr, February 16, 2006: US20060034519-A1

An image background maintenance system and method for maintaining a background model of an image sequence by processing on multiple spatial scales. These multiple spatial scales include a pixel scale, a regional scale and a frame scale. The image sequence undergoes pixel processing that determines a ...


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Kentaro Toyama, John C Krumm, Barry L Brumitt, Brian R Meyers: Background maintenance of an image sequence. Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, C O Lyon & Harr, February 16, 2006: US20060034520-A1

An image background maintenance system and method for maintaining a background model of an image sequence by processing on multiple spatial scales. These multiple spatial scales include a pixel scale, a regional scale and a frame scale. The image sequence undergoes pixel processing that determines a ...


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Kentaro Toyama, John C Krumm, Barry L Brumitt, Brian R Meyers: Background maintenance of an image sequence. Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, C O Lyon & Harr, August 31, 2006: US20060193516-A1

A system and method for maintaining a background model of an image sequence by processing on multiple spatial scales. These multiple spatial scales include a pixel scale, a regional scale and a frame scale. The image sequence undergoes pixel processing that determines a current background model and ...


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Gary Hsieh, Kenneth R Wood, Brian R Meyers: Selection and Display of User-Created Documents. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes Pllc, January 8, 2009: US20090013250-A1

The invention relates to methods and apparatus for displaying documents created by a particular user to that user. A source of documents created electronically by the user is accessed and an automatic selection of a plurality of parts of documents is made according to selection criteria. The selecte ...


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John S Wana, George Perantatos, Ilya Tumanov, Brian R Meyers: Prioritization of Resources based on User Activities. Microsoft Corporation, November 3, 2011: US20110270850-A1

A computing system generates resource data that represents a resource. The content of the resource data is dependent on a ranking of resources in a set of resources. The ranking of the resources in the set of resources is dependent on interactions between users in a set of users and the resources in ...


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Steven W Macbeth, Roland L Fernandez, Brian R Meyers, Desney S Tan, George G Robertson, Nuria M Oliver, Oscar E Murillo, Elin R Pedersen: Activity-centric granular application functionality. Microsoft Corporation, October 27, 2011: US20110264484-A1

A system that can enable the atomization of application functionality in connection with an activity-centric system is provided. The system can be utilized as a programmatic tool that decomposes an application's constituent functionality into atoms thereafter monitoring and aggregating atoms with re ...