Patents by Inventor James McColl SHIELDS

James McColl SHIELDS 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: 20220401826
    Abstract: A controller system is provided herein that includes a controller base including at least one input device for receiving user input and a mechanical interface. The controller system further includes a controller module comprising a processor and memory. The controller module is configured to removably mount on the controller base at the mechanical interface thereby establishing a communication link therebetween. The user input received at the at least one input device is routed through the controller module to a console computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shuoqi Scott WANG, James McColl SHIELDS, Ryan Eugene WHITAKER, Tero Juhani PATANA
  • Publication number: 20220312507
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to device pairing techniques based on an association between a wireless fingerprint and a target computing device. In examples, wireless signal information associated with nearby computing devices is detected and used to identify a matching wireless fingerprint. For example, the wireless fingerprint may comprise entries for a plurality of devices, each of which may include a signal strength range for a device. Thus, when the signal strengths of the nearby devices are determined to match the wireless fingerprint, a connection may be automatically established with a target device associated with the wireless fingerprint. As such, rather than manually pairing a computing device with the target device, it may be determined that the computing device is in an environment associated with the target device by virtue of identifying a matching wireless fingerprint, such that a connection is automatically established with the target device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shuoqi Scott WANG, Tero J. PATANA, James McColl SHIELDS