Patents by Inventor Hen Fitoussi

Hen Fitoussi 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: 20170278518
    Abstract: A computer system may communicate metadata that identifies a current speaker. The computer system may receive audio data that represents speech of the current speaker, generate an audio fingerprint of the current speaker based on the audio data, and perform automated speaker recognition by comparing the audio fingerprint of the current speaker against stored audio fingerprints contained in a speaker fingerprint repository. The computer system may communicate data indicating that the current speaker is unrecognized to a client device of an observer and receive tagging information that identifies the current speaker from the client device of the observer. The computer system may store the audio fingerprint of the current speaker and metadata that identifies the current speaker in the speaker fingerprint repository and communicate the metadata that identifies the current speaker to at least one of the client device of the observer or a client device of a different observer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Guy Kashtan, Benny Schlesinger, Hen Fitoussi
  • Patent number: 9704488
    Abstract: A computer system may communicate metadata that identifies a current speaker. The computer system may receive audio data that represents speech of the current speaker, generate an audio fingerprint of the current speaker based on the audio data, and perform automated speaker recognition by comparing the audio fingerprint of the current speaker against stored audio fingerprints contained in a speaker fingerprint repository. The computer system may communicate data indicating that the current speaker is unrecognized to a client device of an observer and receive tagging information that identifies the current speaker from the client device of the observer. The computer system may store the audio fingerprint of the current speaker and metadata that identifies the current speaker in the speaker fingerprint repository and communicate the metadata that identifies the current speaker to at least one of the client device of the observer or a client device of a different observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Guy Kashtan, Benny Schlesinger, Hen Fitoussi
  • Publication number: 20170161118
    Abstract: In the field of computing, many scenarios involve the execution of an application within a virtual environment of a device (e.g., web applications executing within a web browser). Interactions between applications and device components are often enabled through hardware abstractions or component application programming interfaces (API), but such interactions may provide more limited and/or inconsistent access to component capabilities for virtually executing applications than for native applications. Instead, the device may provide hardware interaction as a service to the virtual environment utilizing a callback model, wherein applications within the virtual environment initiate component request specifying a callback, and the device initiates the component requests with the components and invokes associated callbacks upon completion of a component request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Hen Fitoussi, John Daniell Hebert, Benny Schlesinger, Eran Yariv
  • Patent number: 9600351
    Abstract: In the field of computing, many scenarios involve the execution of an application within a virtual environment of a device (e.g., web applications executing within a web browser). Interactions between applications and device components are often enabled through hardware abstractions or component application programming interfaces (API), but such interactions may provide more limited and/or inconsistent access to component capabilities for virtually executing applications than for native applications. Instead, the device may provide hardware interaction as a service to the virtual environment utilizing a callback model, wherein applications within the virtual environment initiate component request specifying a callback, and the device initiates the component requests with the components and invokes associated callbacks upon completion of a component request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Hen Fitoussi, John Daniell Hebert, Benny Schlesinger, Eran Yariv
  • Patent number: 9600353
    Abstract: In the field of computing, many scenarios involve the execution of an application within a virtual environment (e.g., web applications executing within a web browser). In order to perform background processing, such applications may invoke worker processes within the virtual environment; however, this configuration couples the life cycle of worker processes to the life cycle of the application and/or virtual environment. Presented herein are techniques for executing worker processes outside of the virtual environment and independently of the life cycle of the application, such that background computation may persist after the application and/or virtual environment are terminated and even after a computing environment restart, and for notifying the application upon the worker process achieving an execution event (e.g., detecting device events even while the application is not executing).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Hen Fitoussi, John Daniell Hebert, Benny Schlesinger, Eran Yariv
  • Publication number: 20160275952
    Abstract: A computer system may communicate metadata that identifies a current speaker. The computer system may receive audio data that represents speech of the current speaker, generate an audio fingerprint of the current speaker based on the audio data, and perform automated speaker recognition by comparing the audio fingerprint of the current speaker against stored audio fingerprints contained in a speaker fingerprint repository. The computer system may communicate data indicating that the current speaker is unrecognized to a client device of an observer and receive tagging information that identifies the current speaker from the client device of the observer. The computer system may store the audio fingerprint of the current speaker and metadata that identifies the current speaker in the speaker fingerprint repository and communicate the metadata that identifies the current speaker to at least one of the client device of the observer or a client device of a different observer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Guy Kashtan, Benny Schlesinger, Hen Fitoussi
  • Publication number: 20160093226
    Abstract: A computerized method includes identifying a first routine of a first user and determining an alteration for the first routine. The alteration can be determined based at least in part on a second routine, where the second routine corresponds to a second user. In addition, or instead, the determining may be based at least in part on generating and selecting one or more alterations and/or selecting one or more enumerated alterations for the first routine. The first routine can be simulated with the alteration to predict a first performance score with respect to multiple future iterations of at least the altered first routine. The alteration may be selected for the first routine based on the prediction of the first performance score and a second performance score with respect to at least the unaltered first routine. The selected alteration for the first routine may be presented to the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Amit Machluf, Hen Fitoussi, Benny Schlesinger
  • Publication number: 20150331726
    Abstract: In the field of computing, many scenarios involve the execution of an application within a virtual environment (e.g., web applications executing within a web browser). In order to perform background processing, such applications may invoke worker processes within the virtual environment; however, this configuration couples the life cycle of worker processes to the life cycle of the application and/or virtual environment. Presented herein are techniques for executing worker processes outside of the virtual environment and independently of the life cycle of the application, such that background computation may persist after the application and/or virtual environment are terminated and even after a computing environment restart, and for notifying the application upon the worker process achieving an execution event (e.g., detecting device events even while the application is not executing).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Hen Fitoussi, John Daniell Hebert, Benny Schlesinger, Eran Yariv
  • Patent number: 9092247
    Abstract: In the field of computing, many scenarios involve the execution of an application within a virtual environment (e.g., web applications executing within a web browser). In order to perform background processing, such applications may invoke worker processes within the virtual environment; however, this configuration couples the life cycle of worker processes to the life cycle of the application and/or virtual environment. Presented herein are techniques for executing worker processes outside of the virtual environment and independently of the life cycle of the application, such that background computation may persist after the application and/or virtual environment are terminated and even after a computing environment restart, and for notifying the application upon the worker process achieving an execution event (e.g., detecting device events even while the application is not executing).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Hen Fitoussi, John Daniell Hebert, Benny Schlesinger, Eran Yariv
  • Publication number: 20150106430
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for cloud service hosting on a client device. For example, a cloud service may comprise data and/or functionality that may be consumed by apps on client devices. The cloud service may be hosted within a cloud computing environment because a client device may not comprise processing resources capable of hosting the entire cloud service. Accordingly, a local service may be deployed on a client device as a local instantiation of the cloud service. For example, the local service may be a local instantiation of at least a portion of the data and/or functionality of the cloud service. In this way, the local service may utilize fewer resources than the cloud service, and may locally process requests from apps on the client device. For example, a map local service may process requests using map data locally cached from a map cloud service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Hen Fitoussi, Benny Schlesinger
  • Publication number: 20140379521
    Abstract: The aggregation of facts from various sources about an individual may produce an individual profile that may inform personalized services. However, a compilation of facts may be supplemented by monitoring activities of the individual and formulating inferences regarding the individual's individual details, and the confidence of such inferences. Accordingly, a device may compare the detected activities with a behavioral rule set indicating correlations between activities and inferred individual details (e.g., frequently spent weekday evenings and morning departures from a residence imply that the residence is the individual's home; frequent bicycling to work, chosen over other available modes of transportation, implies that the individual is a bicycling enthusiast) to add inferred individual details to the individual profile. Continued monitoring may enable updating based on changes to the individual details.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Margaret JoAnn Novotny, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Benny Schlesinger, Hen Fitoussi, Alexander Cristoff, Christina Summer Chen
  • Publication number: 20140282984
    Abstract: Communication between a user and various services (e.g., websites) often involves creating a user profile comprising contact information (e.g., a personal email address) that the service uses to contact the user. However, managing communication may be burdensome and ineffective; the user's privacy may be diminished; and revocation of previously issued permission may be unachievable. Presented herein are techniques for providing a communication manager that establishes relationships with services on behalf of users, and that issues tokens to the services representing such relationships. In order to communicate with the user, the service presents the token to the communication manager, which conditions the authorization of the communication on verification of the current permission of user in the relationship represented by the token, optionally including the communication channel of the user requested by the service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Benny Schlesinger, Hen Fitoussi
  • Publication number: 20140181715
    Abstract: A device comprising a set of environment detectors may detect various environmental properties (e.g., location, velocity, and vibration), and may infer from these environmental properties a current context of the user (e.g., the user's attention availability, privacy, and accessible input and output modalities). Based on the current context, the device may adjust the presentation of various user interface elements of an application. For example, the velocity and vibration level detected by the device may enable an inference of the mode of transport of the user (e.g., stationary, walking, jogging, driving a car, or riding on a bus), and each mode of transport may suggest the user's available input modality (e.g., text, touch, speech, or gaze tracking) and/or output modality (e.g., high-detail visual, simplified visual, or audible), and the application may select and present corresponding element presentations for input and output user interface elements, and/or the detail of presented content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Elinor Axelrod, Hen Fitoussi
  • Publication number: 20140173592
    Abstract: In the field of computing, many scenarios involve the execution of an application within a virtual environment of a device (e.g., web applications executing within a web browser). Interactions between applications and device components are often enabled through hardware abstractions or component application programming interfaces (API), but such interactions may provide more limited and/or inconsistent access to component capabilities for virtually executing applications than for native applications. Instead, the device may provide hardware interaction as a service to the virtual environment utilizing a callback model, wherein applications within the virtual environment initiate component request specifying a callback, and the device initiates the component requests with the components and invokes associated callbacks upon completion of a component request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Hen Fitoussi, John Daniell Hebert, Benny Schlesinger, Eran Yariv
  • Patent number: 8700709
    Abstract: Architecture that enables conditional location-based notifications. One or multiple factors (filter criteria) can be considered, and triggering of a notification can be based on some or all of the factors. Those factors can be static (e.g., time based) or dynamic (e.g., a previous user location) and extend the ability to filter unnecessary notifications, and thus, increase user satisfaction. The filter criteria can include checking user back balance, and calendar as prerequisites to sending a notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Elinor Axelrod, Hen Fitoussi
  • Patent number: 8595491
    Abstract: A mobile device, such as a mobile phone, smart phone, personal music player, handheld game device, and the like, when operatively combined with a PC, creates a secure and personalized computing platform through configuration of the mobile device's CPU (central processing unit) and OS (operating system) to function as an immutable trusted core. The trusted core in the mobile device verifies the integrity of the PC including, for example, that its drivers, applications, and other software are trusted and unmodified, and thus safe to use without presenting a threat to the integrity of the combined computing platform. The mobile device can further optionally store and transport the user's personalization data—including, for example, the user's desktop, applications, data, certificates, settings, and preferences—which can be accessed by the PC when the devices are combined to thus create a personalized computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nir Nice, Hen Fitoussi
  • Publication number: 20130263127
    Abstract: In the field of computing, many scenarios involve the execution of an application within a virtual environment (e.g., web applications executing within a web browser). In order to perform background processing, such applications may invoke worker processes within the virtual environment; however, this configuration couples the life cycle of worker processes to the life cycle of the application and/or virtual environment. Presented herein are techniques for executing worker processes outside of the virtual environment and independently of the life cycle of the application, such that background computation may persist after the application and/or virtual environment are terminated and even after a computing environment restart, and for notifying the application upon the worker process achieving an execution event (e.g., detecting device events even while the application is not executing).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Hen Fitoussi, John Daniell Hebert, Benny Schlesinger, Eran Yariv
  • Patent number: 8538461
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a sentient environment that adapts itself to a person present in the environment responsive to active and/or passive expressions of preferences by the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Tair Barkay, Shira Weinberg, Hen Fitoussi, Matt Dyor
  • Patent number: 8388427
    Abstract: Exploration outside of a person's normal area may be detected and rewarded. In one example, a game (or other type of application) may be built around such exploration. A device carried by a user (pursuant to appropriate permission obtained from the user) may report the user's location to a presence detector. The presence detector may use this information to build a heat map, indicating the user's areas of common presence. When the location information received from the device indicates that the user has ventured outside of the user's area of common presence, this exploration event may be rewarded with an increase in the user's score. The user's score may be published on social media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eran Yariv, Hen Fitoussi
  • Publication number: 20130053068
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a sentient environment that adapts itself to a person present in the environment responsive to active and/or passive expressions of preferences by the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Tair BARKAY, Shira Weinberg, Hen Fitoussi, Matt Dyor