Patents by Inventor Raman K. Sarin

Raman K. Sarin 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: 10249119
    Abstract: In embodiments of a hub key service, a device includes a communication interface for communication coordination with one or more associated devices of the device, and the associated devices correspond to hub members. A hub manager is implemented to generate an electronic key that includes access permissions, which are configurable to enable controlled access for the hub members, such as to a building, vehicle, media device, or location. The hub manager can then correlate the electronic key with the device to enable access to the building, vehicle, media device, or location with the device utilized as the electronic key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph H. Matthews, III, Lavanya Vasudevan, Shawn M. Thomas, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin
  • Patent number: 10184803
    Abstract: A system with the ability to dynamically compose a sequence of visual views or flows allowing a single object or region, or multiple objects or regions, to be viewed from different perspectives and visual distances is described. The sequence of views can provide smooth flyovers over positions and details on objects that are deemed to be of interest, with changes in zoom level and/or velocity that are functions of the estimated complexity and/or unfamiliarity with features of the object. In an example, a flyover displaying different views on a map of a city arterial system on a small-screened mobile device is composed based on current traffic conditions, swooping up and down with parabolic trajectories, based on distances being traversed, and pausing at times over key traffic jams and other findings of interest based on the estimated visual complexity and predicted atypicality of situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Horvitz, Raman K. Sarin
  • Patent number: 10162511
    Abstract: Systems and/or methods are provided that facilitates revealing assistance information associated with a user interface. An interface can obtain input information related to interactions between the interface and a user. In addition, the interface can output assistance information in situ with the user interface. Further, a decision component that determines the in situ assistance information output by the interface based at least in part on the obtained input information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Shengdong Zhao, Edward B. Cutrell, Raman K. Sarin, Patrick M. Baudisch, Darryl Yust
  • Patent number: 9733788
    Abstract: Multi-stage cursor control techniques are described herein in which a control algorithm having multiple stages is applied to facilitate fine grained control over cursor movement and positioning. In one or more implementations, monitoring is performed to detect input provided via a controller for a computing device to manipulate a cursor within a user interface for an application. When input is detected, a multi-stage damping algorithm is applied to the detected input. The multi-stage damping algorithm may include both spatial and temporal dampening factors. Movement of the cursor is rendered in accordance with the damped input determined via application of the algorithm. Then, when input to manipulate the cursor is concluded, an attraction sequence is initiated to move the cursor to a target element contained in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Ostergren, Jordan Dale Andersen, Raman K. Sarin, Arnab Choudhury, Rodger W. Benson
  • Patent number: 9736655
    Abstract: In embodiments of mobile device safe driving, a mobile device can display a device lock screen on an integrated display device, and transition from the device lock screen to display a driving mode lock screen. The transition to display the driving mode lock screen occurs without receiving a PIN code entered on the device lock screen. The mobile device implements a safe driving service that is implemented to activate a safe driving mode of the mobile device, and disable features of the mobile device while the safe driving mode is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. Schrader, Raman K. Sarin, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Sharad Agarwal, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Shai Guday, Joseph Spencer King
  • Patent number: 9710982
    Abstract: In embodiments of a hub key service, a device includes a communication interface for communication coordination with one or more associated devices of the device, and the associated devices correspond to hub members. A hub manager is implemented to generate an electronic key that includes access permissions, which are configurable to enable controlled access for the hub members, such as to a building, vehicle, media device, or location. The hub manager can then correlate the electronic key with the device to enable access to the building, vehicle, media device, or location with the device utilized as the electronic key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph H. Matthews, III, Lavanya Vasudevan, Shawn M. Thomas, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin
  • Patent number: 9680888
    Abstract: A mobile device has memory storage to maintain hub data that is associated with a private interaction hub, where the hub data includes multiple types of displayable data that is editable by different types of device applications. The memory storage at the device also maintains private data that is displayable and is viewable with one of the device applications. The mobile device also includes a display device to display the multiple types of the hub data in a hub user interface of a hub application. The display device can also display the private data and a subset of the hub data that are both associated with a device application in a device application user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lavanya Vasudevan, Shawn M. Thomas, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin
  • Patent number: 9665702
    Abstract: In embodiments of restricted execution modes, a mobile device can display a device lock screen on an integrated display device, and transition from the device lock screen to display a shared space user interface of a shared space. The transition to display the shared space user interface is without receiving a PIN code entered on the device lock screen. The mobile device implements a restricted execution service that is implemented to activate a restricted execution mode of the mobile device, and restrict access of a device application to device content while the restricted execution mode is activated. The restricted execution service can also allow a shared device application that is included in the shared space access to the device content while the restricted execution mode is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Spencer King, Michael Burt Goulding, Todd Myles Derksen, Aaron Naoyoshi Sheung Yan Woo, Bernardo Iturriaga Dubost, Alan Bennett Auerbach, David A. Braun, Andrew P. Begun, Andrew Craig Haon, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Jennifer Anne Karr, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin, Sharad Agarwal, Shai Guday, Shawn M. Thomas, John D. Skovron, John A. Yovin
  • Publication number: 20160328902
    Abstract: In embodiments of a hub key service, a device includes a communication interface for communication coordination with one or more associated devices of the device, and the associated devices correspond to hub members. A hub manager is implemented to generate an electronic key that includes access permissions, which are configurable to enable controlled access for the hub members, such as to a building, vehicle, media device, or location. The hub manager can then correlate the electronic key with the device to enable access to the building, vehicle, media device, or location with the device utilized as the electronic key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph H. Matthews, III, Lavanya Vasudevan, Shawn M. Thomas, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin
  • Patent number: 9491589
    Abstract: In embodiments of mobile device safe driving, a mobile device can display a device lock screen on an integrated display device, and transition from the device lock screen to display a driving mode lock screen. The transition to display the driving mode lock screen occurs without receiving a PIN code entered on the device lock screen. The mobile device implements a safe driving service that is implemented to activate a safe driving mode of the mobile device, and disable features of the mobile device while the safe driving mode is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. Schrader, Raman K. Sarin, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Sharad Agarwal, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Shai Guday, Joseph Spencer King
  • Patent number: 9467834
    Abstract: Mobile device emergency service techniques are described. In embodiments, a client device includes one or more modules implemented at least partially in hardware and configured to implement an emergency service. The emergency service configured to support operations including generating a user interface for display on a display device, receiving one or more inputs usable to form an emergency contacts list that includes a plurality of emergency contacts, and causing the emergency contacts list to be communicated to one or more other client devices for use in generating a message to be communicated automatically and without user intervention to the emergency contacts in the emergency contacts list responsive to a trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shai Guday, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin, Sharad Agarwal, Shawn M. Thomas, John D. Skovorn, John A. Yovin
  • Publication number: 20160248906
    Abstract: In embodiments of mobile device safe driving, a mobile device can display a device lock screen on an integrated display device, and transition from the device lock screen to display a driving mode lock screen. The transition to display the driving mode lock screen occurs without receiving a PIN code entered on the device lock screen. The mobile device implements a safe driving service that is implemented to activate a safe driving mode of the mobile device, and disable features of the mobile device while the safe driving mode is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. Schrader, Raman K. Sarin, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Sharad Agarwal, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Shai Guday, Joseph Spencer King
  • Patent number: 9420432
    Abstract: In embodiments of mobile devices control, a mobile device includes a communication interface for control communication with associated devices of the mobile device, and the associated devices correspond to members of a private interaction hub. A device control service is implemented to determine that the mobile device is moving in a vehicle based on motion data, and can generate a device quiet control to restrict at least audible outputs from one or more of the associated devices that are in the vehicle with the mobile device. The device control service can then initiate communication of the device quiet control to the associated devices in the vehicle to quiet the associated devices that are controllable from the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph H. Matthews, III, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin, Joseph Spencer King
  • Publication number: 20160197968
    Abstract: A mobile device has memory storage to maintain hub data that is associated with a private interaction hub, where the hub data includes multiple types of displayable data that is editable by different types of device applications. The memory storage at the device also maintains private data that is displayable and is viewable with one of the device applications. The mobile device also includes a display device to display the multiple types of the hub data in a hub user interface of a hub application. The display device can also display the private data and a subset of the hub data that are both associated with a device application in a device application user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Lavanya Vasudevan, Shawn M. Thomas, Joseph H. Matthews III, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin
  • Patent number: 9363250
    Abstract: In implementations of a hub coordination service, a device includes a communication interface for communication coordination with one or more associated devices of the device, and the associated devices correspond to hub members. A hub manager is implemented to receive a task input to create a task for one or more of the hub members to complete. The hub manager can register the task in a hub that is a private, shared space of the hub members, and then initiate communication of the task to respective associated devices of the one or more hub members for notification of the task to be completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph H. Matthews, III, Lavanya Vasudevan, Shawn M. Thomas, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin
  • Patent number: 9325752
    Abstract: In embodiments of private interaction hubs, a mobile device has memory storage to maintain hub data that is associated with a private interaction hub, where the hub data includes multiple types of displayable data that is editable by different types of device applications. The memory storage at the device also maintains private data that is displayable and is viewable with one of the device applications. The mobile device also includes a display device to display the multiple types of the hub data in a hub user interface of a hub application. The display device can also display the private data and a subset of the hub data that are both associated with a device application in a device application user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lavanya Vasudevan, Shawn M. Thomas, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Joseph A. Schrader, Ted Tai-Yu Chen, Raman K. Sarin
  • Publication number: 20160109257
    Abstract: A system with the ability to dynamically compose a sequence of visual views or flows allowing a single object or region, or multiple objects or regions, to be viewed from different perspectives and visual distances is described. The sequence of views can provide smooth flyovers over positions and details on objects that are deemed to be of interest, with changes in zoom level and/or velocity that are functions of the estimated complexity and/or unfamiliarity with features of the object. In an example, a flyover displaying different views on a map of a city arterial system on a small-screened mobile device is composed based on current traffic conditions, swooping up and down with parabolic trajectories, based on distances being traversed, and pausing at times over key traffic jams and other findings of interest based on the estimated visual complexity and predicted atypicality of situations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Eric J. Horvitz, Raman K. Sarin
  • Patent number: 9267811
    Abstract: A system with the ability to dynamically compose a sequence of visual views or flows allowing a single object or region, or multiple objects or regions, to be viewed from different perspectives and visual distances is described. The sequence of views can provide smooth flyovers over positions and details on objects that are deemed to be of interest, with changes in zoom level and/or velocity that are functions of the estimated complexity and/or unfamiliarity with features of the object. In an example, a flyover displaying different views on a map of a city arterial system on a small-screened mobile device is composed based on current traffic conditions, swooping up and down with parabolic trajectories, based on distances being traversed, and pausing at times over key traffic jams and other findings of interest based on the estimated visual complexity and predicted atypicality of situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Horvitz, Raman K. Sarin
  • Patent number: 9243928
    Abstract: A system with the ability to dynamically compose a sequence of visual views or flows allowing a single object or region, or multiple objects or regions, to be viewed from different perspectives and visual distances is described. The sequence of views can provide smooth flyovers over positions and details on objects that are deemed to be of interest, with changes in zoom level and/or velocity that are functions of the estimated complexity and/or unfamiliarity with features of the object. In an example, a flyover displaying different views on a map of a city arterial system on a small-screened mobile device is composed based on current traffic conditions, swooping up and down with parabolic trajectories, based on distances being traversed, and pausing at times over key traffic jams and other findings of interest based on the estimated visual complexity and predicted atypicality of situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Horvitz, Raman K. Sarin
  • Publication number: 20150261408
    Abstract: Multi-stage cursor control techniques are described herein in which a control algorithm having multiple stages is applied to facilitate fine grained control over cursor movement and positioning. In one or more implementations, monitoring is performed to detect input provided via a controller for a computing device to manipulate a cursor within a user interface for an application. When input is detected, a multi-stage damping algorithm is applied to the detected input. The multi-stage damping algorithm may include both spatial and temporal dampening factors. Movement of the cursor is rendered in accordance with the damped input determined via application of the algorithm. Then, when input to manipulate the cursor is concluded, an attraction sequence is initiated to move the cursor to a target element contained in the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Ostergren, Jordan Dale Andersen, Raman K. Sarin, Arnab Choudhury, Rodger W. Benson