Patents by Inventor Otto Berkes

Otto Berkes 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: 9817569
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for use with a computing device having a touch sensitive display including a touch sensor configured to detect touches of a digit of a user. The method may include detecting an initial digit down position on the display via the touch sensor, and establishing a neutral position for a virtual controller at the digit down position. The method may further include detecting a subsequent movement of the digit relative to the initial digit down position, and determining a controller input parameter based on the subsequent movement of the digit relative to the initial digit down position. The method may further include generating a controller input message indicating the determined controller input parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Otto Berkes, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Avi Geiger
  • Publication number: 20160328069
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for use with a computing device having a touch sensitive display including a touch sensor configured to detect touches of a digit of a user. The method may include detecting an initial digit down position on the display via the touch sensor, and establishing a neutral position for a virtual controller at the digit down position. The method may further include detecting a subsequent movement of the digit relative to the initial digit down position, and determining a controller input parameter based on the subsequent movement of the digit relative to the initial digit down position. The method may further include generating a controller input message indicating the determined controller input parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Otto Berkes, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Avi Geiger
  • Patent number: 9411509
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for use with a computing device having a touch sensitive display including a touch sensor configured to detect touches of a digit of a user. The method may include detecting an initial digit down position on the display via the touch sensor, and establishing a neutral position for a virtual controller at the digit down position. The method may further include detecting a subsequent movement of the digit relative to the initial digit down position, and determining a controller input parameter based on the subsequent movement of the digit relative to the initial digit down position. The method may further include generating a controller input message indicating the determined controller input parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Otto Berkes, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Avi Geiger
  • Patent number: 9354804
    Abstract: Systems and methods for anticipation of touch events in a computing device are provided. The computing device may include a multi-touch sensitive display including a sensor configured to sense a position and/or movement of a hand. A graphical user interface (GUI) may be displayed, having a state including a plurality of possible touch inputs. The computing device may further include a touch event prediction module configured to compute one or more anticipated touch inputs based on the sensed hand position and/or movement, and the state of the GUI with the plurality of possible user inputs. The computing device may further include a preprocessing module configured to preprocess data for each anticipated touch input, and upon the detection of an actual touch input received from the user that matches one of the anticipated touch inputs, displaying the preprocessed data for the actual touch input on the GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Otto Berkes, Avi Geiger, Meredith E. Amdur
  • Patent number: 8856543
    Abstract: Systems and methods for user identification based on biokinematic input are disclosed herein. The system may include a multi-touch sensitive display including a sensor configured to receive biokinematic input including data representing detected positions of digit touches made by digits of a user, in each of a series of successive time intervals during a defined identification gesture. The system may further include a user identification module executed by a processor of the computing device. The user identification module may be configured to receive the biokinematic input from the sensor, and to compare relative positions of the digit touches and/or relative rates of change in said positions of the digit touches to a stored user template of verified biokinematic data for the user. If a match is determined, an indication that the user has been successfully identified may be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Avi R. Geiger, Otto Berkes
  • Publication number: 20140026212
    Abstract: Systems and methods for user identification based on biokinematic input are disclosed herein. The system may include a multi-touch sensitive display including a sensor configured to receive biokinematic input including data representing detected positions of digit touches made by digits of a user, in each of a series of successive time intervals during a defined identification gesture. The system may further include a user identification module executed by a processor of the computing device. The user identification module may be configured to receive the biokinematic input from the sensor, and to compare relative positions of the digit touches and/or relative rates of change in said positions of the digit touches to a stored user template of verified biokinematic data for the user. If a match is determined, an indication that the user has been successfully identified may be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Avi R. Geiger, Otto Berkes
  • Patent number: 8543833
    Abstract: Systems and methods for user identification based on biokinematic input are disclosed herein. The system may include a multi-touch sensitive display including a sensor configured to receive biokinematic input including data representing detected positions of digit touches made by digits of a user, in each of a series of successive time intervals during a defined identification gesture. The system may further include a user identification module executed by a processor of the computing device. The user identification module may be configured to receive the biokinematic input from the sensor, and to compare relative positions of the digit touches and/or relative rates of change in said positions of the digit touches to a stored user template of verified biokinematic data for the user. If a match is determined, an indication that the user has been successfully identified may be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Avi Geiger, Otto Berkes
  • Publication number: 20120169610
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for use with a computing device having a touch sensitive display including a touch sensor configured to detect touches of a digit of a user. The method may include detecting an initial digit down position on the display via the touch sensor, and establishing a neutral position for a virtual controller at the digit down position. The method may further include detecting a subsequent movement of the digit relative to the initial digit down position, and determining a controller input parameter based on the subsequent movement of the digit relative to the initial digit down position. The method may further include generating a controller input message indicating the determined controller input parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Otto Berkes, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Avi Geiger
  • Publication number: 20120174213
    Abstract: Systems and methods for user identification based on biokinematic input are disclosed herein. The system may include a multi-touch sensitive display including a sensor configured to receive biokinematic input including data representing detected positions of digit touches made by digits of a user, in each of a series of successive time intervals during a defined identification gesture. The system may further include a user identification module executed by a processor of the computing device. The user identification module may be configured to receive the biokinematic input from the sensor, and to compare relative positions of the digit touches and/or relative rates of change in said positions of the digit touches to a stored user template of verified biokinematic data for the user. If a match is determined, an indication that the user has been successfully identified may be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Avi Geiger, Otto Berkes
  • Publication number: 20120169646
    Abstract: Systems and methods for anticipation of touch events in a computing device are provided. The computing device may include a multi-touch sensitive display including a sensor configured to sense a position and/or movement of a hand. A graphical user interface (GUI) may be displayed, having a state including a plurality of possible touch inputs. The computing device may further include a touch event prediction module configured to compute one or more anticipated touch inputs based on the sensed hand position and/or movement, and the state of the GUI with the plurality of possible user inputs. The computing device may further include a preprocessing module configured to preprocess data for each anticipated touch input, and upon the detection of an actual touch input received from the user that matches one of the anticipated touch inputs, displaying the preprocessed data for the actual touch input on the GUI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Otto Berkes, Avi Geiger, Meredith E. Amdur
  • Publication number: 20070011475
    Abstract: An intermittent computing system state and intermittent computing module is described for a power-constrained personal computer. In the intermittent computing system state, the power-constrained personal computer may transition between sub-states of the intermittent computing system state according to an intermittent computing schedule. Each intermittent computing sub-state may be associated with hardware power sets and software power sets. Altering power supply to hardware components referenced by hardware power sets may alter power consumed in associated intermittent computing sub-states. A caching mechanism may be configured to make it likely that software components referenced by software power sets are loaded into powered storage types during associated intermittent computing sub-states. In the intermittent computing system state, periods of high functionality may be available over extended periods without the high power consumption associated with a continuous working system state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Otto Berkes, Hok-Sum Luke, David Williams
  • Publication number: 20060267946
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing feedback corresponding to user input. The disclosed systems and methods may include receiving input from a user manipulatable input device, the input corresponding at least one of the following: symbols and commands. Furthermore, the disclosed systems and methods may include overlaying on a display device a virtual image representative of the user manipulatable input device. In addition, the disclosed systems and methods may include provisioning the virtual image to indicate a user's interaction with the user manipulatable input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Wecker, Otto Berkes
  • Publication number: 20060129855
    Abstract: An auxiliary computing device wakes an associated main computer system to obtain data as needed, on-demand and/or in anticipation of demand. The wakeup operation is ordinarily temporary to fetch data, whereby only a small amount of power is consumed by the main computer system. In one implementation, a control channel between the auxiliary device and the main computer system is used to signal a wakeup. A main data channel is used to obtain the data, whereby the auxiliary device has access to a larger amount of data than it can cache. Moreover, the components of the main computer system may be leveraged, such as to use the main computer system's digital rights management mechanisms. Additional data may be intelligently requested by the auxiliary device while the main computer system is powered up, e.g., to buffer media, and/or request a synchronization of calendar data, email data, and so forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Rhoten, Andrew Fuller, Roger Wynn, Michael Bernstein, Daniel Polivy, Otto Berkes
  • Publication number: 20050262371
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a synchronization system that utilizes a synchronization wizard (“PullSync”) residing on a first computer device to request and receive (or “pull”) data from a second computer device. The first computer device (the “syncer”) copies files from shared folders on the second computer device (the “syncee”) in accordance with specific pull-synchronization rules (PSRs) established on the syncer that define the scope and extent of the synchronization. This copying occurs over a network connection using existing and well-defined protocols by which one computer system is able to view and copy files from the available shared folders of a second computer system, and the PullSync wizard software needs to exist only on the first computer system (the syncer) to utilize these existing networking protocols (including existing security/authentication protocols) to selectively copy files from the second computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Hok-Sum Luke, David Williams, Otto Berkes, Victor Blanco
  • Publication number: 20050246665
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems and methods for to an improved user interface shell for small computer devices (SCD)s that execute typical operating systems and application programs. Several embodiments of the present invention are directed to a shell task user interface (STUI) that resides on top of the native operating system and application programs to enable an end-user to conveniently utilize the SCD and its operating system and applications programs in a more convenient way that is characteristic with the ways in which SCDs are typically utilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Hok-Sum Luke, Anastasia Gritsenko, David Williams, Otto Berkes, Victor Blanco
  • Publication number: 20050182976
    Abstract: An intermittent computing system state and intermittent computing module is described for a power-constrained personal computer. In the intermittent computing system state, the power-constrained personal computer may transition between sub-states of the intermittent computing system state according to an intermittent computing schedule. Each intermittent computing sub-state may be associated with hardware power sets and software power sets. Altering power supply to hardware components referenced by hardware power sets may alter power consumed in associated intermittent computing sub-states. A caching mechanism may be configured to make it likely that software components referenced by software power sets are loaded into powered storage types during associated intermittent computing sub-states. In the intermittent computing system state, periods of high functionality may be available over extended periods without the high power consumption associated with a continuous working system state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Otto Berkes, Hok-Sum Luke, David Williams