Patents Assigned to Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
  • Publication number: 20190147007
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for utilizing server pre-processing to deploy static renditions of electronic documents in a computer network. An electronic document may be published from a client computer to a first server computer in the computer network. During publication, the first server computer may create a static rendition of the electronic document and a viewing application for viewing the static rendition of the electronic document on the client computer. The first server computer may store the static rendition of the electronic document and the viewing application on a second server computer for delivery to the client computer. Other embodiments may also include receiving, at the first server computer, a request to make revisions to the electronic document and sending a dynamic version of the electronic document from the first server computer to the client for making the revisions to the electronic document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gareth A. HOWELL, Christopher J. BROWN, Sugandha S. KAPOOR, Donovan P. LANGE, Zhenjun ZHU
  • Publication number: 20190147188
    Abstract: This document relates to hardware protection of differential privacy techniques. One example obtains multiple instances of encrypted telemetry data within a secure enclave and processes the encrypted telemetry data to obtain multiple instances of unencrypted telemetry data. The example also processes, within the secure enclave, the multiple instances of unencrypted telemetry data to obtain a perturbed aggregate. The example also releases the perturbed aggregate from the secure enclave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Josh D. BENALOH, Harsha P. NORI, Janardhan Dattatreya KULKARNI, Joshua Stanley ALLEN, Jacob Rubin LORCH, Melissa Erin CHASE, Olga OHRIMENKO, Sergey YEKHANIN, Srinath T.V. SETTY, Bolin DING
  • Publication number: 20190147160
    Abstract: A virtual machine manager facilitates selective code integrity enforcement. A virtual machine manager (or other higher privileged entity) can verify the integrity of code in memory pages, and a virtual processor running in kernel mode executes the code on a memory page only if the virtual machine manager (or other higher privileged entity) has verified the code integrity of that code. However, the virtual machine manager need not verify the integrity of code in memory pages when the virtual processor is running in user mode. Rather, an operating system running on the virtual processor can apply any of a variety of policies (e.g., optionally perform any of a variety of different checks or verifications of the code) to determine whether the code can be executed in user mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Hepkin, Kenneth D. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190146917
    Abstract: A data manager may include a data opaque interface configured to provide, to an arbitrarily selected page-oriented access method, interface access to page data storage that includes latch-free access to the page data storage. In another aspect, a swap operation may be initiated, of a portion of a first page in cache layer storage to a location in secondary storage, based on initiating a prepending of a partial swap delta record to a page state associated with the first page, the partial swap delta record including a main memory address indicating a storage location of a flush delta record that indicates a location in secondary storage of a missing part of the first page. In another aspect, a page manager may initiate a flush operation of a first page in cache layer storage to a location in secondary storage, based on atomic operations with flush delta records.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David B. Lomet, Justin Levandoski, Sudipta Sengupta
  • Publication number: 20190147042
    Abstract: Automated travel diary creation is provided. Various implicit and explicit signals are collected and shared with a trip content generation system, which operates to identify visits made by a user and details about trip associated visits, to generate sentences describing the visits based on a learned personal writing style of the user, and to order the generated sentences and form coherent paragraphs in combination with related images to generate an automatically curated, enriched, and personalized travel diary. The travel diary is displayed to the user in a graphical user interface. The user is enabled to edit the travel diary and to share the travel diary with other users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ananthatejas Raghavan, Sravanth Venkata Madhu Kurumaddali
  • Patent number: 10288433
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a map-matching module that supports a Global Positioning System (GPS) and provides a user with a best match trajectory corresponding to GPS sampling points taken at a low sampling rate. The best match trajectory is based upon a spatial-temporal analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Yu Zheng, Yin Lou, Chengyang Zhang, Xing Xie
  • Patent number: 10286304
    Abstract: An accessory apparatus includes a housing, an apparatus connector, a plurality of auxiliary accessory interfaces, and an internal microcontroller. The connection connector is configured to mate with a corresponding accessory connector of a physical controller to electrically connect the internal microcontroller to the physical controller. Each auxiliary accessory connector is configured to enable a separate auxiliary user input device to operatively connect to the accessory apparatus and electrically connect with the internal microcontroller. The internal microcontroller is configured to: (1) receive an input control signal from an auxiliary user input device operatively connected to an auxiliary accessory connector of the plurality of auxiliary accessory connectors, (2) map the input control signal to a mapped control signal corresponding to a physical control of the physical controller, and (3) send the mapped control signal to the physical controller via the apparatus connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Brian G. Russell, Sam Michael Sarmast, Robert Bryce Johnson, Jonathan Shea Robinson, Andre Sutanto, Leo Shing, Ross Nelson, Christopher Kujawski, Evelyn Thomas, Kristine A. Hunter, Flor Albornoz, Rachel Yang, Christopher Harmon, Gregory M. Daly, Matthew Edward Hite
  • Patent number: 10289403
    Abstract: A system to reduce strain on server farm computing resources by over-riding “off-peak” patching schedules in response to performance failures occurring on a server farm. Embodiments disclosed herein determine a patching schedule for causing builds of patches to be sequentially installed on server farms during an off-peak usage time-range. Responsive to a performance failure occurring on the server farm, embodiments disclosed herein identify a particular patch that is designed to resolve the performance failure. Then, the patching schedule is over-ridden to expedite an out-of-sequence installation of whichever build is first to include the particular patch. Because resolution of the performance failure is expedited, the impact of the performance failure on the computing resources of the server farm is reduced as compared to existing server farm patching systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chandramouleeswaran Krishnaswamy, Jianfeng Cai, Mustafaraj M. Dhrolia, Rahul Nigam, Mark Raymond Gilbert, Peter Kenneth Harwood, Brian Gregory O'Connor, Divyachapan Sridharan Padur, Zohar Raz
  • Patent number: 10286307
    Abstract: A finger pad for a game controller includes a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The first side includes a finger interface. The finger interfaces includes a plurality of planar facets. The planar facets are sized and shaped for manual manipulation by a finger. The second side includes a mounting interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher H. Kujawski, Carl Ledbetter, Kenneth Jasinski
  • Patent number: 10289435
    Abstract: The described implementations relate to virtual computing techniques. One implementation provides a technique that can include receiving a request to execute an application. The application can include first application instructions from a guest instruction set architecture. The technique can also include loading an emulator and a guest operating system into an execution context with the application. The emulator can translate the first application instructions into second application instructions from a host instruction set architecture. The technique can also include running the application by executing the second application instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Barry C. Bond, Reuben R. Olinsky, Galen C. Hunt
  • Patent number: 10289393
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a computing system is provided, including a graphical processing unit (GPU) and a processor. The processor may be configured to execute a run-time executable cross-compiler to receive a GPU-executed program of a plurality of GPU-executed programs. The processor may be further configured to receive summary data associated with the GPU-executed program. The summary data may include a sequence in which the plurality of GPU-executed programs are configured to be executed. Based at least in part on the GPU-executed program and the summary data, the processor may be further configured to generate a translated GPU-executed program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Gordon, Aaron Blake Stover
  • Patent number: 10289411
    Abstract: A debugging and diagnostics system allow for dynamic code generation that inserts code into a production application to identify snappoints or breakpoints that cause snapshots to be taken if predefined conditionals are satisfied. The snappoints are associated with locations in source code for the production application and include conditional statements that must be met to create a snapshot of the production application. The snappoints are used to generate a collection plan that is provided to the server running the production application. The server rewrites the code of the production application based upon the collection plan to insert instructions that create snapshots when the conditional statements are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Jackson Davis
  • Patent number: 10289282
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for creating a file activity feed for display on a user interface of a client computing device. In one aspect, data comprising a plurality of activities associated with a file may be obtained. A timestamp associated with a user identity of the file may be identified. One or more missed activities (e.g., those that occurred since a user was away from the file) may be identified from the plurality of activities based on the identified timestamp. It may be determined which missed activities of the one or more missed activities are relevant to a user associated with the user identity. The one or more missed activities determined to be relevant to the user associated with the user identity may be displayed within the file activity feed on the user interface of the client computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Candy Hoi Mei Wong, Benjamin G. Wilde, Manoj Sharma, Douglas L. Milvaney
  • Patent number: 10289460
    Abstract: A system generates a first data set by executing, in response to occurrence of an event, a data flow configured with a property of a first object of a first data processing system to map the first object to a second object of a second data processing system. The system acquires additional information, including additional properties of the first object and data used by the first and second data processing systems to communicate with other data processing systems, from the first and second data processing systems to map the first object to the second object. The system generates a second data set having a format compatible with the second data processing system based on the first data set and the additional information and sends the second data set to the second data processing system. The system maps other objects using reconfigured data flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Aron Drollinger, Joern Lindhard Mortensen, Savio Mendes De Figueiredo, Krishna Kannan
  • Patent number: 10289470
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described to provide a passive monitoring system employing a logging schema to track usage data in order to analyze performance and reliability of a service. The logging schema may be configured to track user requests as each request is received and processed at individual subsystems of the collaborative service. A logging entry may be created at a data store of the service, where the logging entry includes a subsystem name, an operation performed by the subsystem to fulfill the request, and start and end times of the operation. The logging schema nay also detect errors fulfilling the requests, and may classify detected errors into a bucket, where each bucket denotes a failure scenario. Reliability of the service may be calculated based on analysis of the buckets to compute error rates. Reports may be generated to enable continuous monitoring of a performance and reliability of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Aravind Ranganathan, Sanghmitra Gite
  • Patent number: 10289189
    Abstract: A supervisory control system provides power management in an electronic device by providing timeout periods for a hardware component to lower levels of the operating system such as a power management arbitrator and/or a hardware interface controller. The timeout periods are chosen based on usage patterns detected on the electronic device and based on user preference information. The power management arbitrator and/or hardware interface controller transition at least a portion of a hardware component to a lower-power state based on monitored activity information of the hardware component. The supervisory control system may further provide wakeup periods to the power management arbitrator and/or a hardware interface controller to determine whether the hardware component should be transitioned to a higher power state at the end of the wakeup period if the hardware component satisfies a transition condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Harish Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10289239
    Abstract: A sensing device, such as a user-wearable device (UWD) worn by a user of a touchscreen, may provide kinematic data of the sensing device or UWD and/or identification data of the user to a processor that operates the touchscreen. Such data may allow the processor to perform a number of user-touchscreen interactions, such as displaying user-specific windows or menus, processing user-manipulation of displayed objects, and determining which hand of a user performs a touch event, just to name a few examples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michel Pahud, William Buxton, Kenneth P. Hinckley, Andrew M. Webb, Eyal Ofek
  • Patent number: 10289981
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products are provided for computing relative score and enhancing one or more scores associated with data objects. In one method, the method receives, at a computing system, one or more data objects from a user. The method further extracts one or more internal and external parameters based on the one or more data objects. Subsequently, the method compares data objects of the user with corresponding data objects of one or more competing users, based at least in part on the one or more extracted parameters and the requirement included in the data object of the user. Further, in some embodiments, the data objects and requirements of the user are also compared with the corresponding data objects and requirements of one or more complementary users, based at least in part on the one or more extracted parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Prabhakaran Krishnamoorthy, Uday Sankar Sen
  • Patent number: 10289730
    Abstract: A first user interaction is detected indicating a user selection of a document. Relationship information on the document is accessed to identify related documents. Relationship information is accessed on the related documents to identify other related documents. This continues until all related documents are identified. The documents are displayed, on a single user interface display, in a aggregate view and each document is represented by a document display pane that shows summary information from the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael F. Falkner, Annette M. Bruer, Shivendushital Pyarelal Pandey, Kevin M. Honeyman
  • Patent number: 10289691
    Abstract: In embodiments of dynamic replication of networked files, a process that utilizes file system objects is executed on a computing device. A file system request that is initiated by the process for a requested file system object can be intercepted, and a determination is made as to whether the requested file system object exists based on file system metadata. The file system request from the process is returned if the requested file system object is stored on the computing device. Alternatively, replication of the requested file system object is initiated from a networked peer device that has the requested file system object to replicate the file system object to the computing device. Alternatively, an indication that the requested file system object does not exist can be returned to the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Zheng Lin, Jonathan M. Class, Benjamin W. Schwarz, Jeremy S. Russell, Beau A. Belgrave