Patents Assigned to Microsoft Corporation
  • Patent number: 10614077
    Abstract: A system includes a processing device configured to execute instructions including accessing messages sent by a first user and other users. The instructions include identifying a first subset of messages that were sent by the first user and identifying a second subset of messages that are related to a first topic and were sent by the first user. The instructions include determining an authority value based on counts of the first and second subsets. The instructions include identifying a third subset of messages that resulted from the other users forwarding the second subset. The instructions include determining a power value based on a count of users that sent the third subset and computing an impact score for the first user on the first topic based on the authority and power values. The instructions include, based on the impact score, contacting the first user in relation to the first topic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danny B. Lange, Hung-Chih Yang, Xiong Zhang, Graham A. Wheeler, Jason J. Joyce, David M. Moore, Bhalchandra Pandit
  • Patent number: 10500497
    Abstract: A system in which attributes are transferred between generations of characters in an interactive software experience is described. In an embodiment, data identifying one or more hardware attributes for a virtual entity are determined based on a physical user device associated with that virtual entity. One or more virtual attributes for the virtual entity are accessed and one or more behaviors of the virtual entity within the interactive software experience are modified based on a combination of the hardware and virtual attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: James William Scott, Haiyan Zhang, Nicolas Villar, Alexandra Keeley Bunting, Jonathan Leslie Venables, Simon Jay Carter
  • Patent number: D862417
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Malek Chalabi, Dustin Brown, Eliana Feigelstock, Gadi Amit, Yoshikazu Hoshino, Matthew Griffin Pugmire
  • Patent number: D867459
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Monique Chatterjee, Austin Porter, Richard T. Hanks, William Bennett Mabry, Matthew Harvey
  • Patent number: D871404
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Denhez, Young Duk Song, YeongKyu Yoo, Paul A. Bosveld, Carl J. Ledbetter, Yuenkeen Cheong, Michael Bohan, Lynda Horton-Jones, Roy Riccomini, Jason Paul Williams, Andriy Pletenetskyy, Joel B. Jacobs
  • Patent number: D871405
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Denhez, Young Duk Song, YeongKyu Yoo, Paul A. Bosveld, Carl J. Ledbetter, Yuenkeen Cheong, Michael Bohan, Lynda Horton-Jones, Roy Riccomini, Jason Paul Williams, Andriy Pletenetskyy, Joel B. Jacobs
  • Patent number: D872077
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jan Raken, Kate Bailey
  • Patent number: D872080
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Denhez, Young Duk Song, YeongKyu Yoo, Paul A. Bosveld, Carl J. Ledbetter, Yuenkeen Cheong, Michael Bohan, Lynda Horton-Jones, Roy Riccomini, Jason Paul Williams, Andriy Pletenetskyy, Joel B. Jacobs
  • Patent number: D872081
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Denhez, Young Duk Song, YeongKyu Yoo, Paul A. Bosveld, Carl J. Ledbetter, Yuenkeen Cheong, Michael Bohan, Lynda Horton-Jones, Roy Riccomini, Jason Paul Williams, Andriy Pletenetskyy, Joel B. Jacobs
  • Patent number: D872082
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Denhez, Young Duk Song, YeongKyu Yoo, Paul A. Bosveld, Carl J. Ledbetter, Yuenkeen Cheong, Michael Bohan, Lynda Horton-Jones, Roy Riccomini, Jason Paul Williams, Andriy Pletenetskyy, Joel B. Jacobs
  • Patent number: D872183
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Monique Chatterjee, Richard T. Hanks, Matthew C. Harvey, William Bennett Mabry
  • Patent number: D872184
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Monique Chatterjee, Richard T. Hanks, Austin R. Porter, Matthew C. Harvey
  • Patent number: D872185
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Monique Chatterjee, Richard T. Hanks, Austin R. Porter, Matthew C. Harvey
  • Patent number: D873297
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Shepherd, Anthony Neil Dart
  • Patent number: D873817
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jan Raken, Kate Bailey
  • Patent number: D875737
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Escolin, Jan Raken, James David Wahl, Angela Chen Krauskopf, Anthony Hewett, Spencer B. Eggert
  • Patent number: D875750
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Moroney, Nate Dunlap
  • Patent number: D877714
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Dhondt, Tsitsi Kolawole, Jari Heiskanen, Erika Kelter, Neil O'Connell, Eric P. Witt, Jason Lin, Michael Bohan, Yuenkeen Cheong, Hundraj S. Gopal
  • Patent number: D877758
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Sidwell, Theodore Aaron Haberman, Megan McMillan, John Snavely, Andrew J. Moroney, Nate Dunlap
  • Patent number: D878327
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Dhondt, Tsitsi Kolawole, Jari Heiskanen, Erika Kelter, Neil O'Connell, Eric P. Witt, Jason Lin, Michael Bohan, Yuenkeen Cheong, Hundraj S. Gopal