Patents by Inventor Brett D. Brewer

Brett D. Brewer has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10217294
    Abstract: A three dimensional (3D) model of an object or environment may be created from images and other information of the object or environment. The 3D model may be created by aligning the images. The 3D model may include surfaces that are based on surfaces of the object or environment. The 3D model may be displayed, exported, modified and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Blaise Aguera Y. Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Steven M. Drucker, Karim T Farouki, Gary W. Flake, Stephen Lawler, Donald J. Lindsay, Adam P Sheppard
  • Publication number: 20180321042
    Abstract: The discussion relates to spatially meshed interactive devices. One example can include a mesh component that has access to a layout of features of a facility and to information about users associated with the facility. The example can also include multiple interactive devices including sensors and communication components. The multiple interactive devices are communicatively coupled via the communication components and at least some of the multiple interactive devices are communicatively coupled to the mesh component. The multiple interactive devices are located at known positions in the facility to create a spatial mesh at the facility relative to the features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brett D. BREWER, Jaron LANIER, Agustya MEHTA
  • Patent number: 9946768
    Abstract: Optimizing data rendering includes, in one embodiment, using templates to express a data request as a set of queries where each query in the set is prioritized based on, among other things, context factors such as capabilities of the requesting device, network factors, and user context. After generating the set of queries, each query in the set of queries is then executed to progressively populate the template with the requested data. As the queries are executing, the templates are progressively rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Giambalvo, Leonard M. Kawell, Timothy R. Sullivan, Benjamin Vanik, Brett D. Brewer
  • Publication number: 20170269793
    Abstract: The description relates to a shared digital workspace. One example includes a display device and sensors. The sensors are configured to detect users proximate the display device and to detect that an individual user is performing an individual user command relative to the display device. The system also includes a graphical user interface configured to be presented on the display device that allows multiple detected users to simultaneously interact with the graphical user interface via user commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Desney S. TAN, Kenneth P. HINCKLEY, Steven N. BATHICHE, Ronald O. PESSNER, Bongshin LEE, Anoop GUPTA, Amir NETZ, Brett D. BREWER
  • Patent number: 9740361
    Abstract: The description relates to a shared digital workspace. One example includes a display device and sensors. The sensors are configured to detect users proximate the display device and to detect that an individual user is performing an individual user command relative to the display device. The system also includes a graphical user interface configured to be presented on the display device that allows multiple detected users to simultaneously interact with the graphical user interface via user commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Desney S. Tan, Kenneth P. Hinckley, Steven N. Bathiche, Ronald O. Pessner, Bongshin Lee, Anoop Gupta, Amir Netz, Brett D. Brewer
  • Patent number: 9720559
    Abstract: The description relates to a shared digital workspace. One example includes a display device and sensors. The sensors are configured to detect users proximate the display device and to detect that an individual user is performing an individual user command relative to the display device. The system also includes a graphical user interface configured to be presented on the display device that allows multiple detected users to simultaneously interact with the graphical user interface via user commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Desney S. Tan, Kenneth P. Hinckley, Steven N. Bathiche, Ronald O. Pessner, Bongshin Lee, Anoop Gupta, Amir Netz, Brett D. Brewer
  • Publication number: 20170206714
    Abstract: A three dimensional (3D) model of an object or environment may be created from images and other information of the object or environment. The 3D model may be created by aligning the images. The 3D model may include surfaces that are based on surfaces of the object or environment. The 3D model may be displayed, exported, modified and so on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Blaise Aguera Y. Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Steven M. Drucker, Karim T Farouki, Gary W. Flake, Stephen Lawler, Donald J. Lindsay, Adam P Sheppard
  • Patent number: 9659406
    Abstract: A three dimensional (3D) model of an object or environment may be created from images and other information of the object or environment. The 3D model may be created by aligning the images. The 3D model may include surfaces that are based on surfaces of the object or environment. The 3D model may be displayed, extorted, modified and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Blaise Aguera Y. Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Steven M. Drucker, Karim T Farouki, Gary W. Flake, Stephen Lawler, Donald J. Lindsay, Adam P Sheppard
  • Publication number: 20160320954
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for displaying items based on time data, such as time of entry, include use of a display device configured to display items, and a processing circuit configured to control operation of the display device and modify characteristics associated with the items. An input, such as a touch, may be used to guide display of the items, including presenting the items in a replay format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Michael Angiulo, Brett D. Brewer, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, William Gates, Jefferson Y. Han, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Max N. Mankin, Vijay Mital, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Amir Netz, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Eric D. Rudder, David R. Smith, Clarence T. Tegreene, David L. Tennenhouse, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20160188608
    Abstract: A method of incrementally refining queries and updating query result lists without requiring a user to provide an explicit indicator of query submission. In the method, one or more query related character patterns are defined. Entry of query defining characters by a user is monitored to detect entry of a defined query related character pattern. The user is provided with one or more suggested query refinement options and an updated query result list each time a defined query related character pattern is detected. The query related character patterns may be a character pattern that indicates a word has been input by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Brett D. Brewer, Oliver Hurst-Hiller
  • Patent number: 9245052
    Abstract: A method of incrementally refining queries and updating query result lists without requiring a user to provide an explicit indicator of query submission. In the method, one or more query related character patterns are defined. Entry of query defining characters by a user is monitored to detect entry of a defined query related character pattern. The user is provided with one or more suggested query refinement options and an updated query result list each time a defined query related character pattern is detected. The query related character patterns may be a character pattern that indicates a word has been input by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Brett D. Brewer, Oliver Hurst-Hiller
  • Publication number: 20150310662
    Abstract: A three dimensional avatar of a person may be created based on a plurality of images of a person in a physical environment. The three dimensional avatar may have dimensions that are scaled based on dimensions of the person. The three dimensional avatar may be imported into a virtual environment, such as a virtual gaming environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Blaise Aguera Y. Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Steven M. Drucker, Karim T Farouki, Gary W. Flake, Stephen Lawler, Donald J. Lindsay, Adam P. Sheppard
  • Patent number: 9038912
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates servicing a portion of a trade card via a web service. A web service can provide a portion of data to enhance a trade card, wherein the portion of data is at least one of a portion of trade card document-specific data, an intelligent gadget, or a feed driven component. A build component can leverage the web service to utilize the portion of data with the trade card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Tomasz Kasperkiewicz, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Steven Drucker, Karim Farouki, Gary W. Flake, Stephen L. Lawler, Donald James Lindsay, Adam Sheppard, Richard Stephen Szeliski, Jeffrey Jon Weir, Julio Estrada
  • Publication number: 20150106740
    Abstract: The description relates to a shared digital workspace. One example includes a display device and sensors. The sensors are configured to detect users proximate the display device and to detect that an individual user is performing an individual user command relative to the display device. The system also includes a graphical user interface configured to be presented on the display device that allows multiple detected users to simultaneously interact with the graphical user interface via user commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Desney S. TAN, Kenneth P. HINCKLEY, Steven N. BATHICHE, Ronald O. PESSNER, Bongshin LEE, Anoop GUPTA, Amir NETZ, Brett D. BREWER
  • Publication number: 20150106739
    Abstract: The description relates to a shared digital workspace. One example includes a display device and sensors. The sensors are configured to detect users proximate the display device and to detect that an individual user is performing an individual user command relative to the display device. The system also includes a graphical user interface configured to be presented on the display device that allows multiple detected users to simultaneously interact with the graphical user interface via user commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Desney S. TAN, Kenneth P. HINCKLEY, Steven N. BATHICHE, Ronald O. PESSNER, Bongshin LEE, Anoop GUPTA, Amir NETZ, Brett D. BREWER
  • Patent number: 8943420
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can enhance an experience associated with indicia related to a local environment. In particular, the architecture can receive an image that depicts a view of the local environment including a set of entities represented in the image. One or more of the entities can be matched or correlated to modeled entities included in a geospatial model of the environment, potentially based upon location and direction, in order to scope or frame the view depicted in the image to a modeled view. In addition, the architecture can select additional content that can be presented. The additional content typically relates to services or data associated with modeled entities included in the geospatial model or associated with modeled entities included in an image-based data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Flora P. Goldthwaite, Brett D. Brewer, Eric I-Chao Chang, Jonathan C. Cluts, Karim T. Farouki, Gary W. Flake, Janet Galore, Jason Garms, Abhiram G. Khune, Oscar Murillo, Sven Pleyer
  • Patent number: 8909546
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can mitigate privacy concerns in connection with ad targeting or data collection. In particular, architecture can be included in a personal mobile communication device such as a cell phone. During communication transactions between the host device and a peer device, shared information can be extracted either from content included in the communication or from metadata. Based upon the shared information, a social graph maintained on the host device can be updated. In addition, the host device can receive a large set of ads and select or tailor a custom ad from the set based upon the social graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Horvitz, Brett D. Brewer, Mary P. Czerwinski, Melissa W. Dunn, Karim T. Farouki, Jason Garms, Alexander G. Gounares, Milind V. Mahajan, Jayaram NM Nanduri, Timothy D. Sharpe, Darrell Leroy Blegen
  • Publication number: 20140254921
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates generating a model from a 3-dimensional (3D) object assembled from 2-dimensional (2D) content. A content aggregator can construct a 3D object from a collection of two or more 2D images each depicting a real entity in a physical real world, wherein the 3D object is constructed by combining the two or more 2D images based upon a respective image perspective. A 3D virtual environment can allow exploration of the 3D object. A model component can extrapolate a true 3D geometric model from the 3D object, wherein the true 3D geometric model is generated to include scaling in proportion to a size within the physical real world.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Blaise Aguera Y. Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Steven M. Drucker, Karim T. Farouki, Gary W. Flake, Stephen Lawler, Donald J. Lindsay, Adam P. Sheppard
  • Patent number: 8737721
    Abstract: A system and a method that facilitates generating a model from a 3-dimensional (3D) object assembled from 2-dimensional (2D) content are described. A content aggregator can construct a 3D object from a collection of two or more 2D images each depicting a real entity in a physical real world, wherein the 3D object is constructed by combining the two or more 2D images based upon a respective image perspective. A 3D virtual environment can allow exploration of the 3D object. A model component can extrapolate a true 3D geometric model from the 3D object, wherein the true 3D geometric model is generated to include scaling in proportion to a size within the physical real world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Steven Drucker, Karim Farouki, Gary W. Flake, Stephen L. Lawler, Donald James Lindsay, Adam Sheppard
  • Patent number: 8726164
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates rendering of a portion of published content. A browsing session can enable navigation and display of a portion of published content. A render definition enforcer can implement a tag related to the portion of published content with at least one view-level display property, the view-level display property is at least one of a definition to at least one of display or not display the portion of published content based upon a view-level within the browsing session or a definition related to a size scale factor for the portion of published content based upon a view-level within the browsing session. The browsing session can utilize the portion of published content at a view-level in accordance to the view-level display property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Drucker, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Karim Farouki, Stephen L. Lawler, Donald James Lindsay