Patents by Inventor Tero J. Patana

Tero J. Patana 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20220134235
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for providing software ownership validation of optical discs using secondary devices. In aspects, a user may request access to electronic content using a first device. In response to the request, a local network comprising the first device may be queried to identify a second device having access to the electronic content. For example, the second device may comprise an optical disc comprising the electronic content. Upon identifying the second device, the second device may be queried to determine whether the second device is able to validate the user's ownership of the electronic content. If the second device is able to validate the user's ownership of the electronic content, the first device is provided access to the electronic content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tero J. PATANA, Shuoqi S. WANG, Michael P. DUGGAN
  • Patent number: 10543837
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are described herein for automatic collision avoidance and/or bodily injury mitigation. For example, a vehicle determines the optimal action(s) to take to avoid a collision or reduce the bodily injury of occupant(s) of the vehicle in the event that the vehicle determines that the collision is unavoidable. The vehicle performs action(s) that reduce the change of momentum experienced by occupant(s) thereof as a result of the collision. The actions are based on various characteristics of the vehicles that are to be involved in the collision. Such actions may comprise accelerating into and causing a collision with vehicle(s) in front of the vehicle at or around the same time at which a further vehicle rear-ends the vehicle. The system processes several scenarios in real-time (taking into changes of velocity of the vehicles involved) to determine the scenario that best mitigates the change of momentum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Tero J. Patana
  • Publication number: 20190031189
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are described herein for automatic collision avoidance and/or bodily injury mitigation. For example, a vehicle determines the optimal action(s) to take to avoid a collision or reduce the bodily injury of occupant(s) of the vehicle in the event that the vehicle determines that the collision is unavoidable. The vehicle performs action(s) that reduce the change of momentum experienced by occupant(s) thereof as a result of the collision. The actions are based on various characteristics of the vehicles that are to be involved in the collision. Such actions may comprise accelerating into and causing a collision with vehicle(s) in front of the vehicle at or around the same time at which a further vehicle rear-ends the vehicle. The system processes several scenarios in real-time (taking into changes of velocity of the vehicles involved) to determine the scenario that best mitigates the change of momentum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventor: Tero J. Patana