Patents by Inventor Vijay Mital

Vijay Mital 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: 10261985
    Abstract: The facilitating of output on an output device that receives output from an application that actually redefines during use. An initial output of information to be presented is caused to be rendered on the output device. Then, upon encountering that the application itself is redefined, the output is altered, and the output device updated. Furthermore, there may be other triggers that change the output on the output device including a change in allocation of output between multiple output devices, a change in users of the output device, a change in position of one or more users with respect to the output device, a change in control of one or more users with respect to the output device, a change in authorization of one or more users with respect to the output device or the information outputted. Accordingly, the output device may be updated appropriately even in a dynamic computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Suraj T. Poozhiyil, Nizam Anuar, Sandeep Suresh, Darryl E. Rubin
  • Patent number: 10198252
    Abstract: The splitting of an application in response to detected environmental events (such as user input). Such splitting may be performed for purposes of sharing the application. The application is a transformation chain instance. From the detected environmental event(s), it is determined that a portion transformation chain class is to be created from the larger transformation chain class of the application. In response, the portion transformation chain class is created, instantiated and operated. A sharing mechanism may be used to allow the split portion of the application to be shared with other entities without losing control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Robin Abraham, Henry Hun-Li Reid Pan, Sandeep Suresh, Bao Quoc Nguyen, George Edward Busby, Curtis DeSantis
  • Patent number: 10198405
    Abstract: Displaying application output in a manner that is not predetermined by the application, nor by the display. The computing system associated with the display accesses a set of information output by an application and to be displayed on a display. However, rather than explicit instructions on how to display being received from the application itself, the computing system instead accesses a set of one or more display rules that are associated with the set of information. The computing system then uses the set of one or more display rules to determine how to layout the set of information on the display. If the set of information were to change, the rules may be reevaluated to determine how the new information should be laid out. If the associated set of display rules were to also changed, the reevaluation would occur thereby resulting in a potentially different layout on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Darryl E. Rubin, Robin Abraham, Suraj T. Poozhiyil
  • Publication number: 20190034433
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for using cinematic techniques to present data. Embodiments of the invention can be used to infer and generate cinematic techniques or combinations thereof based on a model and user action. Cinematic techniques can be used to meet the data exploration and analysis requirements of a user. As such, embodiments of the invention permit users (including non-programmers) to employ cinematic techniques (possibly in combination with other techniques) to gain insights into their data and also convey appropriate emotional messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Suraj T. Poozhiyil, Darryl Rubin, Amir Netz, Olivier Colle, Andrew Douglas Reddish, Christian Beaumont
  • Patent number: 10055396
    Abstract: The automated binding of a data source to a compound control. The properties of the compound control are identified. Furthermore, a particular data source is associated with the compound control. For each of one or more of the properties of the compound control, information regarding the compound control and the data source are used to identify a set of one or more fields of the particular data source that may be bound to the corresponding property of the compound control. If the corresponding property of the compound control has bound thereto an output parameter of a declarative transformation, the nature of the transformation may also be taken into consideration when identifying the set of one or more fields that may be used in order to bind to the corresponding property of the compound control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Suraj T. Poozhiyil, Vikram Bapat, Benjamin Hodes
  • Patent number: 10031724
    Abstract: Operating an application in response to spatial status of objects within a physical environment in which the application operates. A system detects the spatial status (e.g., orientation, movement, position, and so forth) of multiple environmental objects that operate within a physical environment from which input is provided to, and to which output is provided from, an application. The relationship between at least some different environmental objects result in altered a behavior of the application. The spatial status of at least some of the environmental objects is subject to change. Thus, a mechanism is described that allows an application to adjust in a manner that is highly responsive to the physical environment in which the application interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Nizam Anuar, Suraj T. Poozhiyil, Henry Hun-Li Reid Pan, Bao Quoc Nguyen, Andrew Reddish
  • Publication number: 20180204096
    Abstract: The setting of physical condition(s) upon which to perform one or more identified actions. This is done via the use of a physical graph that represents state of one or more physical entities within a physical space and observed by sensors. The system monitors the physical graph for the occurrence of the physical condition. If the physical condition occurs, then one or more identified actions are performed. The identification of such actions may occur in advance of the detection of the physical condition and/or may be deferred until the physical condition occurs. The physical condition may be a single physical condition or may be a more complex set of physical conditions. Such actions could include actions such as presenting information to the user, and sending communications out to others. However, the actions could even include physical actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Robin Abraham, Olivier Colle, Victor Zhu, Liang Du, Ning Zhou, Arnaud Christian Flutre, Anthony Wah Lee, Faisal Khaled Faisal Ilaiwi, Jaideep Sarkar
  • Publication number: 20180204087
    Abstract: The managing of sensed signals used to sense features of physical entities over time. A computer-navigable graph of sensed features is generated. For each sensed feature, a signal segment that was used to sense that feature is computer-associated with the sensed feature. Later, the graph of sensed features may be navigated to that features. The resulting signal segment(s) may then be access allowing for rendering of the signal evidence that resulted in the sensed feature. Accordingly, the principles described herein allow for sophisticated and organized navigation to sensed features of physical entities in the physical world, and allow for rapid rendering of the signals that evidence that sensed features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Olivier Colle, Robin Abraham
  • Publication number: 20180203885
    Abstract: The controlling of access to information represented in a computer-navigable graph of sensed features. The sensed features were gathered by recognition or estimation of one or more features of physical entities that were sensed over time by sensor(s) within a physical space. Computer-navigation may occur over the graph in response to a query or computation. Thus, computations and queries may be performed over physical space, thereby extending computing to the ambient physical environment. However, creation of nodes within the computer-navigable graph may be restricted to the satisfaction of certain criteria. Alternatively or in addition, access of nodes within the computer-navigable graph may be restricted to satisfaction of corresponding criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventor: Vijay Mital
  • Publication number: 20180205688
    Abstract: Routing of communications to group member(s) where group membership is identified by physical status. A computing system detects a communication that identifies targets of the communication at least in part by physical status. The system responds by identifying at least partial membership in a group that is identified by the physical status identified in the communication, and then dispatching the communication to at least one member of the members of that group. The identity of the members of the group may change dynamically as the physical status of particular physical entities changes over time. Accordingly, a user may communicate to individuals based on physical status, rather than identify any particular individual or status group. The communication may be directed to all members of the group. Alternatively, the communication may be initially directed towards a subset of the group, with the communication being conditionally later broadened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Olivier Colle, Robin Abraham, Arnaud Christian Flutre, Anthony Wah Lee, Faisal Khaled Faisal Ilaiwi
  • Publication number: 20180203948
    Abstract: The automatic formulation of a plan for concurrent movement of physical entities within a physical space. A physical graph is used to formulate such a plan. The physical graph represents multiple physical entities that have been sensed in a physical space over time. A plan is then formulated based on an evaluation of that physical graph. Such plans are enabled by the semantic understanding of the physical space and its contents that the physical graph provides. The plan honors physical constraints of the physical space, and physical constraints of the physical entities that are moving within that physical space. The plan may be further orchestrated by communicating with the physical entities to provide instructions for movement. Then, movement is monitored to determine if the plan is being complied with. If the plan is not being complied with, further communications are made and/or an alternative plan is automatically constructed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Robin Abraham
  • Publication number: 20180203881
    Abstract: Taking action based on a physical graph. The taking of actions occurs with the use of an agent that interprets command(s) (such as natural language commands) from a user. The agent responds to the command(s) by formulating at least one query against a physical graph that represents state of one or more physical entities within a physical space and observed by a plurality of sensors. The agent then uses the query or queries against the physical graph. In response to the responses thereto, the agent identifies actions to take. Such actions could include actions such as presenting information to the user, and sending communications out to others. However, the actions could even include physical actions. For instance, the agent might include a physical action engine that performs physical actions (such as via a robot or drone).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventor: Vijay Mital
  • Publication number: 20180204596
    Abstract: Automatic generation of a narration of what is happening in a signal segment (live or recorded). The signal segment that is to be narrated is accessed from a physical graph. In the physical graph, the signal segment evidences state of physical entities, and thus has a semantic understanding of what is depicted in the signal segment. The system then automatically determines how the physical entities are acting within the signal segment based on that semantic understanding, and builds a narration of the activities based on the determined actions. The system may determine what is interesting for narration based on a wide variety of criteria. The system could use machine learning to determine what will be interesting to narrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventor: Vijay Mital
  • Publication number: 20180204473
    Abstract: The sharing of signal segments using a semantic understanding of what is included within the signal segment. Upon selection of a physical entity (or portion thereof) that is rendered within a signal segment, the system then extracts portion(s) of signal segment(s) in which that selected physical entity appears. A representation of the extracted signal segment portion are then dispatched to recipients. Thus, portions of signal segments may be shared at the granularity of the content of what the signal segment depicts. There is wide flexibility in what representations of those signal segment portion(s) are shared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Suraj T. Poozhiyil, Nizam Anuar, Olivier Colle
  • Publication number: 20180203886
    Abstract: The controlling of the size and quality of a computer-navigable graph of sensed features. The sensed features were gathered by recognition or estimation of one or more features of physical entities that were sensed over time by sensor(s) within a physical space. Computer-navigation may occur over the graph in response to a query or computation. Thus, computations and queries may be performed over physical space, thereby extending computing to the ambient physical environment. To keep the size of the computer-navigable graph at a manageable levels nodes of the computer-navigable graph are removed or cleansed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Olivier Colle, Arnaud Christian Flutre, Robin Abraham, Farhad Ghassemi
  • Publication number: 20180204108
    Abstract: Automatically training an actor upon the occurrence of a physical condition with respect to that actor. Upon detecting that the actor has the physical condition (e.g., is engaging in or is about to engage in a physical activity), the system determines that training is to be provided for that activity. Upon determining that training is to be provided, the system automatically dispatches training. For instance, the system might cause a human or robot to be dispatched to the actor to show the actor how to perform the activity. Alternatively or instead, a representation of a signal segment may be dispatched to the actor. The representation providing the training to the actor may include a similar target of work to what the actor is presently targeting by the activity. The representation may also include a representation of a person that engaged in the activity properly previously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Robin Abraham, Victor Zhu, Liang Du, Ning Zhou, Pramod Kumar Sharma, Ishani Chakraborty
  • Publication number: 20180203574
    Abstract: Facilitating navigation of a computer-navigable graph of sensed features that were gathered by recognition or estimation of one or more features of physical entities that were sensed over time by sensor(s) within a physical space. The computer-navigable graph includes multiple nodes including multiple signal segment nodes and multiple feature nodes. Each of at least some of the signal segment nodes evidence feature(s) represented in feature node(s). Navigation is facilitated by, for each of multiple signal segment nodes, identifying relationship(s) between the corresponding signal segment node and other node(s) of the graph. At navigation time, when a user navigates to the corresponding signal segment nodes, a visualization of any detected relationship may be rendered to the user. When the user interacts with the rendering in such a way as to select the relationship, the user is navigated to the other node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Henry Hun-Li Reid Pan, Suraj T. Poozhiyil, James Jackson Coddington, Faisal Khaled Faisal Ilaiwi, Arnaud Christian Flutre
  • Publication number: 20180203883
    Abstract: The tracking of physical entities within a space such that computer-implemented computations (or ambient computing) may be performed on the features and/or activity of physical entities within that physical space. A space-time data structure corresponding to the physical space is set up. For at least one physical entity within that physical space, physical feature(s) of the physical entity is sensed at different instances in time. That sensed feature is stored in an entity data structure that is associated with the space-time data structure. This may be done for multiple physical entities within the location using multiple entity data structures that are each associated with the space-time data structure. A computing system may navigate such a space-time data structure to perform computation on physical entities, physical features and physical activity within that physical space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Olivier Colle, Arnaud Christian Flutre, Anthony Wah Lee, Jaideep Sarkar, Moahemmed Amine Benmouffok
  • Publication number: 20180202819
    Abstract: Automatically identifying a route for a physical entity to take within a physical space in order to go to an event endpoint where an event happened, is happening, or is predicted to happen. Thus, instead of static routing in which routing is made to a fixed endpoint, dynamic routing is achieved relating to event(s). The identified endpoint may be an activity, a mobile physical entity or a group of mobile physical entities, or the like. A route is formulated that moves a particular physical entity from a current location to a location of the identified event within the physical space. The route formulation may occur via reference to a physical graph representing physical entities that are monitored within the physical space over time. Furthermore, the route formulation may occur in coordination with a planning component that orchestrates movements of physical entities within the physical space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Olivier Colle, Robin Abraham
  • Patent number: 9984077
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for using cinematic techniques to present data. Embodiments of the invention can be used to infer and generate cinematic techniques or combinations thereof based on a model and user action. Cinematic techniques can be used to meet the data exploration and analysis requirements of a user. As such, embodiments of the invention permit users (including non-programmers) to employ cinematic techniques (possibly in combination with other techniques) to gain insights into their data and also convey appropriate emotional messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Suraj T. Poozhiyil, Darryl Rubin, Amir Netz, Olivier Colle, Andrew Douglas Reddish, Christian Beaumont