Patents by Inventor Varun Ramesh Mani

Varun Ramesh Mani 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: 11163999
    Abstract: An augmented reality, mixed reality or virtual reality device is used to create occupational knowledge documentation, such as instruction and/or repair documentation for industrial equipment or processes. The device can be configured to capture time-synchronized data during a session in which an expert person, wearing or holding the device, performs a task to be documented. The data can include, for example, video data captured by a camera, audio data captured by a microphone within audio proximity of the camera, motion data captured by an inertial measurement unit physically fixed relative to the camera, and spatial data relating to locations of at least one of the plurality of objects within the field of view of the camera, wherein the spatial data is generated by one or more spatial sensors. The captured data can be automatically processed and used to render instruction on an augmented reality, mixed reality or virtual reality device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Umar Arshad, Varun Ramesh Mani, Sara Remsen
  • Patent number: 10620717
    Abstract: In embodiments of a camera-based input device, the input device includes an inertial measurement unit that collects motion data associated with velocity and acceleration of the input device in an environment, such as in three-dimensional (3D) space. The input device also includes at least two visual light cameras that capture images of the environment. A positioning application is implemented to receive the motion data from the inertial measurement unit, and receive the images of the environment from the at least two visual light cameras. The positioning application can then determine positions of the input device based on the motion data and the images correlated with a map of the environment, and track a motion of the input device in the environment based on the determined positions of the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph McCulloch, Nicholas Gervase Fajt, Adam G. Poulos, Christopher Douglas Edmonds, Lev Cherkashin, Brent Charles Allen, Constantin Dulu, Muhammad Jabir Kapasi, Michael Grabner, Michael Edward Samples, Cecilia Bong, Miguel Angel Susffalich, Varun Ramesh Mani, Anthony James Ambrus, Arthur C. Tomlin, James Gerard Dack, Jeffrey Alan Kohler, Eric S. Rehmeyer, Edward D. Parker
  • Publication number: 20190354761
    Abstract: An augmented reality, mixed reality or virtual reality device is used to create occupational knowledge documentation, such as instruction and/or repair documentation for industrial equipment or processes. The device can be configured to capture time-synchronized data during a session in which an expert person, wearing or holding the device, performs a task to be documented. The data can include, for example, video data captured by a camera, audio data captured by a microphone within audio proximity of the camera, motion data captured by an inertial measurement unit physically fixed relative to the camera, and spatial data relating to locations of at least one of the plurality of objects within the field of view of the camera, wherein the spatial data is generated by one or more spatial sensors. The captured data can be automatically processed and used to render instruction on an augmented reality, mixed reality or virtual reality device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Umar Arshad, Varun Ramesh Mani, Sara Remsen
  • Publication number: 20180248947
    Abstract: Metered network synchronization techniques are described. A current network connection of a computing device is checked as to whether the current network connection has been identified as a metered network. Access by a synchronization engine of the computing device to communicate via the current network connection to synchronize data of the computing device with another computing device is managed based at least in part on a setting associated with the metered network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Varun Ramesh Mani, Haohui Yin, Scott E. Dart, Benjamin N. Truelove, Benjamin Salim Srour, Swagat Dasgupta, Joerg C. Zender, MerryJane M. Fosdick, Oded Y. Shekel, Andrew J. Koltz
  • Patent number: 9998536
    Abstract: Metered network synchronization techniques are described. A current network connection of a computing device is checked as to whether the current network connection has been identified as a metered network. Access by a synchronization engine of the computing device to communicate via the current network connection to synchronize data of the computing device with another computing device is managed based at least in part on a setting associated with the metered network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Varun Ramesh Mani, Haohui Yin, Scott E. Dart, Benjamin N. Truelove, Benjamin Salim Srour, Swagat Dasgupta, Joerg C. Zender, MerryJane M. Fosdick, Oded Y. Shekel, Andrew J. Koltz
  • Publication number: 20180005445
    Abstract: In embodiments of augmenting a moveable entity with a hologram, an alternate reality device includes a tracking system that can recognize an entity in an environment and track movement of the entity in the environment. The alternate reality device can also include a detection algorithm implemented to identify the entity recognized by the tracking system based on identifiable characteristics of the entity. A hologram positioning application is implemented to receive motion data from the tracking system, receive entity characteristic data from the detection algorithm, and determine a position and an orientation of the entity in the environment based on the motion data and the entity characteristic data. The hologram positioning application can then generate a hologram that appears associated with the entity as the entity moves in the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph McCulloch, Nicholas Gervase Fajt, Adam G. Poulos, Christopher Douglas Edmonds, Lev Cherkashin, Brent Charles Allen, Constantin Dulu, Muhammad Jabir Kapasi, Michael Grabner, Michael Edward Samples, Cecilia Bong, Miguel Angel Susffalich, Varun Ramesh Mani, Anthony James Ambrus, Arthur C. Tomlin, James Gerard Dack, Jeffrey Alan Kohler, Eric S. Rehmeyer, Edward D. Parker
  • Publication number: 20180004308
    Abstract: In embodiments of a camera-based input device, the input device includes an inertial measurement unit that collects motion data associated with velocity and acceleration of the input device in an environment, such as in three-dimensional (3D) space. The input device also includes at least two visual light cameras that capture images of the environment. A positioning application is implemented to receive the motion data from the inertial measurement unit, and receive the images of the environment from the at least two visual light cameras. The positioning application can then determine positions of the input device based on the motion data and the images correlated with a map of the environment, and track a motion of the input device in the environment based on the determined positions of the input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph McCulloch, Nicholas Gervase Fajt, Adam G. Poulos, Christopher Douglas Edmonds, Lev Cherkashin, Brent Charles Allen, Constantin Dulu, Muhammad Jabir Kapasi, Michael Grabner, Michael Edward Samples, Cecilia Bong, Miguel Angel Susffalich, Varun Ramesh Mani, Anthony James Ambrus, Arthur C. Tomlin, James Gerard Dack, Jeffrey Alan Kohler, Eric S. Rehmeyer, Edward D. Parker
  • Patent number: 9858153
    Abstract: A user of a device has an account with a service that stores copies of common data that is automatically made available to any of the user's devices and also stores copies of device-specific data that is available to the user on particular user-selected devices but is not automatically made available to all of the user's devices. A set of backed up devices can be displayed to the user of a particular device with various information describing the devices to facilitate user selection of a device, such as a visual representation of the type of the device that was backed up, a visual representation of a desktop or start screen display of the device that was backed up, and so forth. The user can select one of the displayed devices, and in response have the backed up device-specific data for the selected device copied to the particular device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Scott E. Dart, Sara L. Yang, Antonia C. Blume, Benjamin N. Truelove, Varun Ramesh Mani, Benjamin Salim Srour, Elena Alina Angelescu
  • Publication number: 20140359056
    Abstract: Metered network synchronization techniques are described. A current network connection of a computing device is checked as to whether the current network connection has been identified as a metered network. Access by a synchronization engine of the computing device to communicate via the current network connection to synchronize data of the computing device with another computing device is managed based at least in part on a setting associated with the metered network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Varun Ramesh Mani, Haohui Yin, Scott E. Dart, Benjamin N. Truelove, Benjamin Salim Srour, Swagat Dasgupta, Joerg C. Zender, MerryJane M. Fosdick, Oded Y. Shekel, Andrew J. Koltz
  • Publication number: 20140359051
    Abstract: A user of a device has an account with a service that stores copies of common data that is automatically made available to any of the user's devices and also stores copies of device-specific data that is available to the user on particular user-selected devices but is not automatically made available to all of the user's devices. A set of backed up devices can be displayed to the user of a particular device with various information describing the devices to facilitate user selection of a device, such as a visual representation of the type of the device that was backed up, a visual representation of a desktop or start screen display of the device that was backed up, and so forth. The user can select one of the displayed devices, and in response have the backed up device-specific data for the selected device copied to the particular device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Scott E. Dart, Sara L. Yang, Antonia C. Blume, Benjamin N. Truelove, Varun Ramesh Mani, Benjamin Salim Srour, Elena Alina Angelescu