Patents by Assignee Microsoft Corporation
  • Publication number: 20170300597
    Abstract: A social data feed, comprising a set of data items submitted by individuals in a social network, may be presented to the user, but the frequency of new data items appearing in the social data feed may be overwhelming, and may cause the user to miss data items that may be of interest. Instead, potentially interesting data items may be selected and peripherally presented to the user, e.g., as a tiled set of thumbnail images presented near the right edge of the display, adjusted for low contrast with the display background. Peripheral presentation may suggest potentially interesting data items to the user, thereby promoting serendipitous discovery of interesting data items, while reducing the distraction of the user while viewing the social data feed. Metadata of an interesting data item may be displayed upon user selection (e.g., pointer hovering), and interesting content items within a selected data item may be highlighted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: George Moromisato, Raman Narayanan, Rajendra H. Vishnumurty, Ming Liu, Matthew S. Augustine, Russell P. Songco
  • Publication number: 20170300675
    Abstract: A device may provide a login process to authenticate users prior to admittance to a computing environment. The device may also enable users to adjust various the computing environment, e.g., the language selected for communicating with the user and the user interfaces to be presented to the user, and may store such adjustments in a secured user account. However, if the user account is inaccessible to the device during the login process, the device is unable to adapt the login process to apply the user's adjustments. Instead, the device may be configured to store users' adjustments (including language selection) outside of the user accounts, and to, upon identifying the user during the login process, present login interfaces specified in the user account. Additionally, users may select different login interfaces during login, and the device may retrieve these login interfaces for selection during future login processes for the same user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Adam James Betz, Wade H. Curtiss, Andrew Stuart Glass
  • Patent number: D799485
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Young Soo Kim, Mike F. Deily, James Iming Tsai, Ralf Groene, Hua Wang, Anthony Reed, James Alec Ishihara
  • Patent number: D799496
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kate Bailey, Hua Wang
  • Patent number: D799548
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Faulkner, Ruchir Astavans, Riley Frambes
  • Patent number: D799549
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Faulkner, Ruchir Astavans, Riley Frambes
  • Patent number: D799550
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Faulkner, Jose Alberto Rodriguez, Riley Frambes
  • Patent number: D799599
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Kujawski, Bryan A. Sparks, Travis Hosler, Nicolas Denhez, Carl J. Ledbetter
  • Patent number: D799600
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Monique Chatterjee, Richard T. Hanks, William Bennett Mabry, Austin Porter
  • Patent number: D800160
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Han-Yi Shaw
  • Patent number: D800163
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tsukahara
  • Patent number: D800164
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tsukahara
  • Patent number: D800780
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Faulkner, Kevin D. Morrison, Riley Frambes
  • Patent number: D801331
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Bosveld, Young Duk Song, Philip Bryan, Nicolas Denhez, Yeongkyu Yoo
  • Patent number: D801345
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Kujawski, Carl J. Ledbetter, Navin Kumar
  • Patent number: D801355
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Duyen Hung Hoang, Joshua Trusz, Garson Kwan, Victor Tran, Preet Mangat, Charla Pereira, Raymond Lum
  • Patent number: D801363
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos Perez, David Michael Woods, Benjamin Nicholas Truelove, Matthew Tyler Josiah Rasmussen, David Zearing
  • Patent number: D801385
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Bradley, Michael John Eckert
  • Patent number: D801993
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan Gagnier, Sogol Malekzadeh, Jeffery G. Arnold, Jeffrey C. Fong
  • Patent number: D802603
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan Terry Bickel, Chad Michael Roberts, Jose A. Rodriguez, Jonathan Gass, Timothy Wantland, Jeremy Bowen, Jason Nelson, Liang Chen, Ryan Gagnier, Sogol Malekzadeh, Jeffery G. Arnold, Jeffrey C. Fong, Shane Landry