Motion Controlled By Timepiece Patents (Class 368/42)
  • Patent number: 8375081
    Abstract: Calendar repair may be provided. Calendar events, such as appointments and meetings, may be created and copied to a plurality of attendee calendars. A first copy of the event may be compared to a second copy of the event, and an event property of the second event may be updated to match a corresponding event property of the first event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Vanessa C. Feliberti, Cliff M. Don, Firdosh R. Ghyara, Sina Hakami, Matthias Leibmann, Roberto Ribeiro Da Fonseca Mendes, Paul David Tischhauser
  • Patent number: 6965801
    Abstract: A method and device that controls one or more apparatus in relation to the expected time of sunrise and sunset at the location of the apparatus. The operator enters a geographic location identifier, such as a zip code or telephone area code, and the controller computes the expected time of sunrise and sunset at the corresponding geographic location. The controller is configured to translate the entered geographic location code into the offset times, based upon the latitude and longitude of the location. The controller is able to either directly retrieve stored time offsets or it retrieves the latitude and longitude that corresponds to the entered geographic location code and determines the time offset from that latitude and longitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Inventor: Christopher R. Hall