Patents by Inventor Douglas Christopher Burger

Douglas Christopher Burger 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).

  • Publication number: 20210042111
    Abstract: Efficient encoding of high fanout communication patterns in computer programming is achieved through utilization of producer and move instructions in an instruction set architecture (ISA) that supports direct instruction communication where a producer encodes identities of consumers of results directly within an instruction. The producer instructions may fully encode the targeted consumers with an explicit target distance or utilize compressed target encoding in which a field in the instruction provides a bit vector for one-hot encoding. A variety of move instructions target different numbers of consumers and may also utilize full or compressed target encoding. In consumer paths where a producer is unable to target all consumers, a compiler may utilize various combination of producer and move instructions, using full and/or compressed target encoding to build a fanout tree that efficiently propagates the producer results to the all the targeted consumers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Brandon Zachary FRY, David Tennyson HARPER, III, Gagan GUPTA, Douglas Christopher BURGER
  • Patent number: 10705892
    Abstract: The automatic generation of one or more task-oriented conversational bots is disclosed. Illustratively, systems and methods are provided that allow for tracing the interactions of one or more computing applications inclusive of the interaction with one or more programmatic elements of the one or more computing applications, interaction with the graphical user interface(s) of the one or more computing applications, and/or the operation of the one or more computing environments on which the one or more computing applications are executing to collect various state data. The state data can be illustratively graphed to show the overall execution paths of one or more functions/operations of the one or more computing applications for use in generating one or more instructions representative of a desired task-oriented conversational bot that can be operatively executed through one or more application program interfaces of the one or more computing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Oriana Riva, Jason Alan Kace, Douglas Christopher Burger, Jiajun Li
  • Patent number: 10580042
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to prefetching content units. A prefetch request is transmitted to a server from a client device. The prefetch request includes data indicative of probabilities of slots for content units being available during an upcoming time period. The probabilities can be based on likely interaction with application(s) executed by the client device during the upcoming time period. Prefetched content units assigned to the client device for the upcoming time period can be received from the server responsive to the prefetch request. One or more of the prefetched content units can be served for display on a display screen of the client device during execution the application(s). Further, statuses of the prefetched content units can be monitored, and information that specifies a subset of the prefetched content units that are unlikely to be displayed on the display screen prior to corresponding deadlines for expiration can be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Suman Kumar Nath, Oriana Riva, Douglas Christopher Burger, Prashanth Mohan
  • Patent number: 10528119
    Abstract: Dynamic power routing is utilized to route power from other components, which are transitioned to lower power consuming states, in order to accommodate more efficient processing of computational tasks by hardware accelerators, thereby staying within electrical power thresholds that would otherwise not have accommodated simultaneous full-power operation of the other components and such hardware accelerators. Once a portion of a workflow is being processed by hardware accelerators, the workflow, or the hardware accelerators, can be self-throttling to stay within power thresholds, or they can be throttled by independent coordinators, including device-centric and system-wide coordinators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew R Putnam, Douglas Christopher Burger, Stephen F Heil, Eric S. Chung, Adrian M. Caulfield
  • Publication number: 20190377619
    Abstract: The automatic generation of one or more task-oriented conversational bots is disclosed. Illustratively, systems and methods are provided that allow for tracing the interactions of one or more computing applications inclusive of the interaction with one or more programmatic elements of the one or more computing applications, interaction with the graphical user interface(s) of the one or more computing applications, and/or the operation of the one or more computing environments on which the one or more computing applications are executing to collect various state data. The state data can be illustratively graphed to show the overall execution paths of one or more functions/operations of the one or more computing applications for use in generating one or more instructions representative of a desired task-oriented conversational bot that can be operatively executed through one or more application program interfaces of the one or more computing applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Oriana RIVA, Jason Alan KACE, Douglas Christopher BURGER, Jiajun LI
  • Publication number: 20190303973
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to prefetching content units. A prefetch request is transmitted to a server from a client device. The prefetch request includes data indicative of probabilities of slots for content units being available during an upcoming time period. The probabilities can be based on likely interaction with application(s) executed by the client device during the upcoming time period. Prefetched content units assigned to the client device for the upcoming time period can be received from the server responsive to the prefetch request. One or more of the prefetched content units can be served for display on a display screen of the client device during execution the application(s). Further, statuses of the prefetched content units can be monitored, and information that specifies a subset of the prefetched content units that are unlikely to be displayed on the display screen prior to corresponding deadlines for expiration can be transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Suman Kumar Nath, Oriana Riva, Douglas Christopher Burger, Prashanth Mohan
  • Publication number: 20190294606
    Abstract: Systems and methods for extracting and sharing application-related user data are disclosed. A method may include extracting in-app data for at least one of the plurality of apps running on a computing device, the in-app data including content consumed by a user while the at least one app is running, and/or at least one user action taken in connection with the content. Using an entity template associated with the app, a plurality of text strings within the in-app data are classified into at least one of a plurality of data types specified by the template. At least one user data item (UDI) may be generated by combining at least a portion of the classified plurality of text strings, the at least one UDI being accessible by a second app, an operating system running on the, a service of the operating system, and/or a service running on at least another device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Oriana Riva, Suman Kumar Nath, Douglas Christopher Burger, Earlence Tezroyd Fernandes
  • Patent number: 10410252
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to allocating content units to client devices. Content units can be requested from an exchange by a server. The content units can be received by the server from the exchange, where the content units each has a corresponding deadline for expiration. Further, an indication of a penalty can be transmitted to the exchange if one of the content units is not displayed by one or more client devices upon expiration of the corresponding deadline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Suman Kumar Nath, Oriana Riva, Douglas Christopher Burger, Prashanth Mohan
  • Patent number: 10324926
    Abstract: Systems and methods for extracting and sharing application-related user data are disclosed. A method may include extracting in-app data for at least one of the plurality of apps running on a computing device, the in-app data including content consumed by a user while the at least one app is running, and/or at least one user action taken in connection with the content. Using an entity template associated with the app, a plurality of text strings within the in-app data are classified into at least one of a plurality of data types specified by the template. At least one user data item (UDI) may be generated by combining at least a portion of the classified plurality of text strings, the at least one UDI being accessible by a second app, an operating system running on the, a service of the operating system, and/or a service running on at least another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Oriana Riva, Suman Kumar Nath, Douglas Christopher Burger, Earlence Tezroyd Fernandes
  • Patent number: 10311483
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to prefetching content units. A prefetch request is transmitted to a server from a client device. The prefetch request includes data indicative of probabilities of slots for content units being available during an upcoming time period. The probabilities can be based on likely interaction with application(s) executed by the client device during the upcoming time period. Prefetched content units assigned to the client device for the upcoming time period can be received from the server responsive to the prefetch request. One or more of the prefetched content units can be served for display on a display screen of the client device during execution the application(s). Further, statuses of the prefetched content units can be monitored, and information that specifies a subset of the prefetched content units that are unlikely to be displayed on the display screen prior to corresponding deadlines for expiration can be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Suman Kumar Nath, Oriana Riva, Douglas Christopher Burger, Prashanth Mohan
  • Patent number: 10210844
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for display devices including holographic optical elements for directing light toward image producing panels. An example display device includes a phase modulating image producing panel, and a holographic optical element configured to receive collimated light and to output converging light toward the phase modulating image producing panel, the phase modulating image producing panel being configured to use at least a portion of the converging light to produce an image with collimated or diverging light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Joel S. Kollin, Andreas Georgiou, Adrian Travis, Douglas Christopher Burger
  • Patent number: 10165079
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for providing a persona-based application experience. In some configurations, an application can be adapted with a persona package selected from multiple persona packages. The persona packages may include persona-specific user settings, persona-specific application storage settings, or persona-specific application state settings. A persona package may be selected based on a current persona of a user, a time of day, and/or a location of the user. The selected persona package comprises a setting to adapt the execution of the application. In some configurations, a computer determines, a current persona of the user. The computer also receives a selected persona package comprising a user setting of the software application. The selection of the persona package is based on the current persona of the user and established credentials associated with the user. The computer adapts the execution of the software application according to the selected persona package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alvin Chardon, Kristofer Hellick Reierson, Angela Mele Anderson, Galen Clyde Hunt, Douglas Christopher Burger, Dilip Krishna Pai
  • Patent number: 10108817
    Abstract: The privacy-preserving cookie generator implementations described herein create a privacy-preserving data structure (also called a privacy-preserving cookie herein) that is used to provide personalization for online services without user tracking. In some implementations the privacy-preserving cookie generator encodes a user profile (for example, based on a user's online activity) into a data structure that has naturally occurring noise and that efficiently supports noise addition. In one implementation a Bloom filter is used to create the encoded profile. Additional noise is injected into the encoded profile to create an obfuscated user profile in the form of a privacy-preserving data structure. The privacy-preserving data structure or cookie can be attached to an online service request and sent over a network to an online service provider which can use it fulfill the services request, providing a somewhat personalized result while the user's privacy is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Oriana Riva, Suman Nath, Douglas Christopher Burger, Nitesh Mor
  • Patent number: 10028116
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure enable a plurality of applications to be managed. Some examples include a mobile device that receives a template associated with an application, captures one or more user interactions with the application, and determines one or more user interests by comparing the one or more user interactions with a plurality of entities included in the template. Examples of the disclosure enable the mobile device to analyze the user interactions to provide valuable information about user interest, preference, and/or intent and provide tailored services to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Oriana Riva, Suman Kumar Nath, Douglas Christopher Burger, Earlence Fernandes
  • Patent number: 9940136
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for reusing fetched and decoded instructions in block-based processor architectures. In one example of the disclosed technology, a system includes a plurality of block-based processor cores and an instruction scheduler. A respective core is capable of executing one or more instruction blocks of a program. The instruction scheduler can be configured to identify a given instruction block of the program that is resident on a first processor core of the processor cores and is to be executed again. The instruction scheduler can be configured to adjust a mapping of instruction blocks in flight so that the given instruction block is re-executed on the first processor core without re-fetching the given instruction block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Christopher Burger, Aaron Smith
  • Patent number: 9916116
    Abstract: Dynamically replicated memory is usable to allocate new memory space from failed memory pages by pairing compatible failed memory pages to reuse otherwise unusable failed memory pages. Dynamically replicating memory involves detecting and recording memory faults, reclaiming failed memory pages for later use, recovering from detected memory faults, and scheduling access to replicated memory pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Engin Ipek, Douglas Christopher Burger, Thomas Moscibroda, Edmund Bernard Nightingale, Jeremy P. Condit
  • Patent number: 9898864
    Abstract: A “Shared Tactile Immersive Virtual Environment Generator” (STIVE Generator) constructs fully immersive shared virtual reality (VR) environments wherein multiple users share tactile interactions via virtual elements that are mapped and rendered to real objects that can be touched and manipulated by multiple users. Generation of real-time environmental models of shared real-world spaces enables mapping of virtual interactive elements to real objects combined with multi-viewpoint presentation of the immersive VR environment to multiple users. Real-time environmental models classify geometry, positions, and motions of real-world surfaces and objects. Further, a unified real-time tracking model comprising position, orientation, skeleton models and hand models is generated for each user. The STIVE Generator then renders frames of the shared immersive virtual reality corresponding to a real-time field of view of each particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lior Shapira, Ran Gal, Douglas Christopher Burger
  • Patent number: 9847980
    Abstract: To protect customer data and provide increased workflow security for processing requested by a customer, a secure communicational channel can be established between a customer and one or more hardware accelerators such that even processes executing on a host computing device hosting such hardware accelerators are excluded from the secure communicational channel. An encrypted bitstream is provided to hardware accelerators and the hardware accelerators obtain therefrom cryptographic information supporting the secure communicational channel with the customer. Such cryptographic information is stored and used exclusively from within the hardware accelerator, rendering it inaccessible to processes executing on a host computing device. The cryptographic information can be a shared secret, an appropriate one of a pair of cryptographic keys, or other like cryptographic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Christopher Burger, Eric S. Chung, Kenneth Eguro
  • Publication number: 20170351321
    Abstract: Dynamic power routing is utilized to route power from other components, which are transitioned to lower power consuming states, in order to accommodate more efficient processing of computational tasks by hardware accelerators, thereby staying within electrical power thresholds that would otherwise not have accommodated simultaneous full-power operation of the other components and such hardware accelerators. Once a portion of a workflow is being processed by hardware accelerators, the workflow, or the hardware accelerators, can be self-throttling to stay within power thresholds, or they can be throttled by independent coordinators, including device-centric and system-wide coordinators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew R. Putnam, Douglas Christopher Burger, Stephen F. Heil, Eric S. Chung, Adrian M. Caulfield
  • Patent number: 9760159
    Abstract: Dynamic power routing is utilized to route power from other components, which are transitioned to lower power consuming states, in order to accommodate more efficient processing of computational tasks by hardware accelerators, thereby staying within electrical power thresholds that would otherwise not have accommodated simultaneous full-power operation of the other components and such hardware accelerators. Once a portion of a workflow is being processed by hardware accelerators, the workflow, or the hardware accelerators, can be self-throttling to stay within power thresholds, or they can be throttled by independent coordinators, including device-centric and system-wide coordinators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew R. Putnam, Douglas Christopher Burger, Stephen F. Heil, Eric S. Chung, Adrian M. Caulfield