Patents Assigned to Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLP
  • Publication number: 20160292897
    Abstract: Systems and methods, and computer-readable media bearing instructions for carrying out methods of capturing notes from passive recording of an ongoing content stream and associating visual content (e.g., images and video) with the note are presented. Passive recording comprises temporarily recording the most recent content of the ongoing content stream. An ongoing content stream is passively recorded in a passive recording buffer. The passive recording buffer is configured to store a limited amount of recorded content corresponding to the most recently recorded content of the ongoing content stream. Upon indication by the user, a note is generated from the recorded content in the passive recording, associated with visual content, and stored in a note file for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLP
    Inventors: Michal Gabor, Mayuresh P. Dalal, Jie Liu, Gaurang Prajapati
  • Publication number: 20160292603
    Abstract: Systems and methods, and computer-readable media bearing instructions for carrying out methods of capturing notes from passive recording of an ongoing content stream and assigning a task to a target user regarding the captured/generated note are presented. Passive recording comprises temporarily recording the most recent content of the ongoing content stream. An ongoing content stream is passively recorded in a passive recording buffer. The passive recording buffer is configured to store a limited amount of recorded content corresponding to the most recently recorded content of the ongoing content stream. Upon indication by the user, a note is generated from the recorded content in the passive recording, assigned to a target user, and stored in a note file for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLP
    Inventors: Gaurang Prajapati, Mayuresh P. Dalal, Michal Gabor, Jie Liu
  • Publication number: 20160005239
    Abstract: A mobile device such as a mobile phone, smart phone, personal music player, handheld game device and the like that is configured to be location-aware through GPS (Global Positioning System), cell tower positioning, or other means of determining location, is provided with a public transportation selector functionality that interfaces with one or more on-line public transportation schedule services. The public transportation selector passes the location of a user of the mobile device, the user's destination, and the targeted arrival time to the schedule services which responsively return information including, for example, station/stop location information, route identifier, departure and arrival times, and fare costs. The public transportation selector aggregates schedule information provided by the services for presentation to the user through a user interface on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLP
    Inventor: Dragos A. Manolescu
  • Publication number: 20150331918
    Abstract: A business intelligence (BI) document preserves references to identities and formats of remote data sources and allows a local computing device to offload analytical operations to remote data sources. The BI document specifies a graph of entities connected by directed edges from the output of one entity to an input of another entity. An entity, for example, can represent without limitation a data structure, an external data source, a control element, an external event source, a visualization, or an update service. The entities of a BI document at a local computing device can reference data at an original data source—rather than extracting data from the original data source to a preferred local datastore. An entity of the BI document can direct a remote data source to execute transformations on the remote data before returning a solution to the local computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLP
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Darryl Rubin, David George Green, Gary Shon Katzenberger, Olivier Colle, Suraj Poozhiyil
  • Patent number: 9171272
    Abstract: A data marketplace infrastructure allows a data source company or a third party to automate generation of one or more applications in association a data feed. In contrast to custom, manual development of applications, the data marketplace infrastructure constructs applications that suggest applicability to the data feed. Factors suggesting applicability include without limitation similarity of data structures and similarity of subject matter. Based on an applicability determination, patterns of historical visual usage and patterns of historical business logic usage may be used to identify expressions specifying the visuals and business logic that may be copied to and used in a new application in association with the data feed. Furthermore, previewers can provide feedback to help tune which automatically generated applications are maintained in association with the data feed and which are discarded or altered in some way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLP
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Max Uritsky, Suraj Poozhiyil, Moe Khosravy
  • Patent number: 9159238
    Abstract: A mobile device such as a mobile phone, smart phone, personal music player, handheld game device and the like that is configured to be location-aware through GPS (Global Positioning System), cell tower positioning, or other means of determining location, is provided with a public transportation selector functionality that interfaces with one or more on-line public transportation schedule services. The public transportation selector passes the location of a user of the mobile device, the user's destination, and the targeted arrival time to the schedule services which responsively return information including, for example, station/stop location information, route identifier, departure and arrival times, and fare costs. The public transportation selector aggregates schedule information provided by the services for presentation to the user through a user interface on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLP
    Inventor: Dragos A. Manolescu
  • Patent number: 9081942
    Abstract: Architecture that provides location broker services which share the user location with other parties (e.g., based on user consent). Stationary computing devices can also determine the location of the user operator and interact accordingly. In one embodiment, the user location is retrieved from the user mobile device (e.g., smart phone) and is transmitted to other mobile or non-mobile devices with which the user interacts. Moreover, existing infrastructure and systems can be employed using a device driver that emulates the user location so that any software that uses the location services does not need modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLP.
    Inventors: Yair E. Gheva, Elad Ben-Israel, Eran Yariv, Fadi Haik
  • Patent number: 9069557
    Abstract: A business intelligence (BI) document preserves references to identities and formats of remote data sources and allows a local computing device to offload analytical operations to remote data sources. The BI document specifies a graph of entities connected by directed edges from the output of one entity to an input of another entity. An entity, for example, can represent without limitation a data structure, an external data source, a control element, an external event source, a visualization, or an update service. The entities of a BI document at a local computing device can reference data at an original data source—rather than extracting data from the original data source to a preferred local datastore. An entity of the BI document can direct a remote data source to execute transformations on the remote data before returning a solution to the local computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLP
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Darryl Rubin, David George Green, Gary Shon Katzenberger, Olivier Colle, Suraj Poozhiyil
  • Patent number: 9008446
    Abstract: An interactive concept learning image search technique that allows end-users to quickly create their own rules for re-ranking images based on the image characteristics of the images. The image characteristics can include visual characteristics as well as semantic features or characteristics, or may include a combination of both. End-users can then rank or re-rank any current or future image search results according to their rule or rules. End-users provide examples of images each rule should match and examples of images the rule should reject. The technique learns the common image characteristics of the examples, and any current or future image search results can then be ranked or re-ranked according to the learned rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLP
    Inventors: Desney S. Tan, Ashish Kapoor, Simon A. J. Winder, James A. Fogarty