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Microsoft leads AI patents at the beginning of 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly being absorbed into just about every business sector. What was once a buzzword for an unspecified time in the future is very much here now. Start-ups and established companies alike are filing and being awarded… Continue Reading →

Microsoft Patents Advanced Eye Scanning Security System

Microsoft already has security through Windows 10 that allows users to log into devices with their face or their fingerprint.  Microsoft now seems to be taking things further with its recently patented iris recognition technology that could potentially be implemented… Continue Reading →

Microsoft Patents Real-Time Parental Monitoring Technology of Internet Usage

Microsoft was recently granted a US patent application for real-time monitoring technology of internet usage (US patent 20170055200).  The system moves beyond traditional parental internet security measures of banning certain websites or imposing time restrictions on access to websites.  This… Continue Reading →

Microsoft’s Published Patent Could Help with a Paperless Society

Microsoft was recently granted a patent (filed for in 2015) for an “electronic paper display device” that features an “electrophoretic ink layer” and electrodes that could, when electricity is applied, be used to display text and images.  The full patent is… Continue Reading →

Microsoft’s Patent Application uses Augmented Reality to Help Find Lost Items

One of Microsoft’s latest patent applications, No. 20160373570, details technology which can identify inanimate objects and allow them to be selected as tracked objects. The system would keep its eye on that object and react when it’s moved, as well… Continue Reading →

Microsoft Patents Eye Tracking Technology

Microsoft has applied for the following patent “Capacitive Sensors For Determining Eye Gaze Direction”. The device does not include any eye tracking sensors but relies on the position and orientation of your head to “detect” what you are looking at. … Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment: Instagram Trade Mark Dispute with Microsoft Over Use of ‘gram’

Instagram has launched a trade mark dispute against Microsoft over the use of the suffix ‘gram’ in the trade mark ‘Actiongram’ which Microsoft had registered. In the dispute Instagram opposes ‘Actiongram’ on two counts: 1) The goods and services related… Continue Reading →

Microsoft Patent Application to Make Cortana More Humanlike

A patent filed in April 2016 reveals Microsoft’s attempt to make Cortana (the intelligent personal assistant created by Microsoft) more human-like in the responses given to Windows users. This patent alludes to Cortana’s personalised greeting system being personalised to the user… Continue Reading →

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