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James William Scott - Related organizations: Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc patents, Microsoft Corporation patents

Evolving rule based contact exchange

12/08/16 - 20160359869 - Methods and systems are described for managing a user's contact data which use evolving sequential sets of rules where the applicability of each set depends upon adherence or proper application of a prior set. In an embodiment, an initial set of restrictions are generated based on input from a first
Inventors: Kenton Paul Anthony O'hara, Michael Anthony Massimi, Matthew Kay, Richard Harper, James William Scott

Device charging discovery service

09/22/16 - 20160275400 - Device charging discovery service techniques are described in which a service collects data regarding charging station availability (e.g., locations where device batteries can be charged) through interaction with a community of devices. Devices provide feedback to the service when charging stations are encountered. The service maintains a database of charging
Inventors: Stephen E. Hodges, Ranveer Chandra, Julia L. Meinershagen, James William Scott

Transfer of attributes between generations of characters

04/14/16 - 20160104321 - A system in which attributes are transferred between generations of characters in an interactive software experience is described. In an embodiment, data identifying one or more hardware attributes for a virtual entity are received from a physical user device associated with that virtual entity. One or more virtual attributes for
Inventors: James William Scott, Haiyan Zhang, Nicolas Villar, Alexandra Keeley Bunting, Jonathan Leslie Venables, Simon Jay Carter

Storage and charging device for game pieces

04/14/16 - 20160101364 - A storage and charging device for game pieces is described which is associated with an interactive software experience, such that the storage and charging device corresponds to a virtual entity within the interactive software experience. The storage and charging device comprises a charging mechanism and a communication mechanism. The charging
Inventors: James William Scott, Haiyan Zhang, Nicolas Villar, Alexandra Keeley Bunting, Jonathan Leslie Venables, Simon Jay Carter

Management of resources within a virtual world

04/14/16 - 20160101361 - Methods of managing virtual resources within a virtual world are described which use a device comprising a connecting element to which one or more smart beads can be attached. A smart bead represents either a virtual resource in the virtual world or an action on a virtual resource in the
Inventors: James William Scott, Haiyan Zhang, Nicolas Villar, Alexandra Keeley Bunting, Jonathan Leslie Venables, Simon Jay Carter

Interactive play sets

12/31/15 - 20150375134 - An interactive play set is described which comprises one or more active physical play pieces. In an embodiment, each active physical play piece receives data from one or more other play pieces in the play set and uses this data to generate proximity data. The proximity data describes distances between
Inventors: Haiyan Zhang, James William Scott, Nicolas Villar, Alexandra Keeley Bunting, Lee Jason Schuneman, Michael Paul Rouse

Controlling physical toys using a physics engine

12/31/15 - 20150375128 - Methods and systems for controlling physical toys using a physics engine are described. In an embodiment, a physics engine within an interactive software experience is used to model the motion of a virtual object in a virtual environment. The output of this modelling is then imposed on a physical toy
Inventors: Nicolas Villar, James William Scott, Haiyan Zhang, Alexandra Keeley Bunting

Interacting with a story through physical pieces

12/31/15 - 20150375115 - Methods of interacting with a story in a virtual world through manipulation of physical play pieces are described. An interactive software experience presents an interactive story to a user where the direction (and/or progression) of the story depends on user actions with physical play pieces. In an embodiment these actions
Inventors: Alexandra Keeley Bunting, James William Scott, Nicolas Villar, Haiyan Zhang

Track based play systems

12/31/15 - 20150375114 - Track based play systems are described which comprise a set of physical play pieces and an associated computer game. In an embodiment, a user may arrange some or all of the play pieces in the set to form a path. The computer game is arranged to infer a virtual model
Inventors: James William Scott, Haiyan Zhang, Nicolas Villar, Alexandra Keeley Bunting

Evolving rule based contact exchange

10/08/15 - 20150288698 - Methods and systems are described for managing a user's contact data which use evolving sequential sets of rules where the applicability of each set depends upon adherence or proper application of a prior set. In an embodiment, an initial set of restrictions are generated based on input from a first
Inventors: Kenton Paul Anthony O'hara, Michael Anthony Massimi, Matthew Kay, Richard Harper, James William Scott

Storing state for physical modular toys

09/17/15 - 20150258459 - A modular assembly system is described in which each module comprises a storage element which stores an identifier for the module and data relating to the module. At least some of the module data is variable and is updated based on user interaction with an interactive software experience (e.g. state
Inventors: James William Scott, Nicolas Villar, Haiyan Zhang, Greg Saul, Alexandra Keeley Bunting, Lee Jason Schuneman, Philip Robert Harrison

Interactive smart beads

09/17/15 - 20150258458 - Interactive smart beads are described. The beads are attached to a connecting element and form a fashion item such as a necklace or bracelet. The connecting element detects the presence of beads which are part of the fashion item and also beads which are part of nearby fashion items. The
Inventors: Haiyan Zhang, Nicolas Villar, James William Scott, Alexandra Keeley Bunting, Greg Saul, Lee Jason Schuneman, Philip Robert Harrison, Jonathan Leslie Venables, Simon Terence Prodger

Generation of custom modular objects

09/17/15 - 20150258440 - A system for generating custom modular objects is described. The custom modules form part of a modular construction set from which an object can be created by a user. The object acts as a user input device for an interactive software experience. To generate a custom (i.e. non-standard) module, a
Inventors: Haiyan Zhang, James William Scott, Nicolas Villar, Greg Saul, Alexandra Keeley Bunting, Lee Jason Schuneman, Philip Robert Harrison, Thomas James Mejias Stott

Data store for a modular assembly system

09/17/15 - 20150258436 - A data store for a modular assembly system is described. The data store comprises a number of records, each record relating to a physical module in the modular assembly system and comprising a module ID, an owner ID for the module and one or more properties fields. The properties field(s)
Inventors: Nicolas Villar, Haiyan Zhang, James William Scott, Greg Saul, Alexandra Keeley Bunting, Lee Jason Schuneman, Philip Robert Harrison

Modular construction for interacting with software

09/17/15 - 20150258435 - A modular assembly system is described which enables interaction with an interactive software experience such as a game. The system enables a coherent physical whole object to be assembled from a core module and one or more peripheral modules. The core module includes a battery, processor and a wireless module
Inventors: Haiyan Zhang, Nicolas Villar, James William Scott, Greg Saul, Alexandra Keeley Bunting, Lee Jason Schuneman, Philip Robert Harrison, Struan Andrew Robertson, Jonathan Leslie Venables, Thomas James Mejias Stott, Sandeep Bhara, Navtej Sunner

Gaming system for modular toys

09/17/15 - 20150258434 - An interactive computer game is described which works in conjunction with a number of physical modules that a user can connect together in different ways to form a coherent physical whole object. The game receives data from the object via a wireless link, the data identifying at least which modules
Inventors: James William Scott, Haiyan Zhang, Nicolas Villar, Greg Saul, Alexandra Keeley Bunting, Lee Jason Schuneman, Philip Robert Harrison, Jonathan Steven Robinson, Sabina Lopez-moreno, Simone Rita Thomas, Patrizio Spadoni, Alex Hall, Tariq Adaci, Levi Naess, Sébastien Vandenberghe, Alma Coyolxauhqui Salinas Lopez, Simon Jay Carter

Securely determining the location of a user

08/13/15 - 20150229751 - Methods for securely and precisely determining the location of a user are described. The methods involve a situated device dock which is associated with an application and has a known physical location. The dock comprises a sensor to detect a user portable device in proximity to the dock and a
Inventors: James William Scott, Michael Anthony Massimi, Kenton Paul Anthony O'hara, Matthew Kay

Automatic context sharing with privacy

09/05/13 - 20130232552 - The subject disclosure is directed towards a technology by which a computing device user may share context-related information (e.g., including current activity) with other recipient machines. A requestor may request to peek at a user's context, and if the requestor is valid (pre-approved by the user), a response based on
Inventors: Alice Jane Bernheim Brush, Timothy Scott Saponas, Asta Roseway, James William Scott, Ryder B. Ziola, Aman Kansal, Paul R. Johns, Gregory R. Smith

Health-related opportunistic networking

12/29/11 - 20110320564 - A wireless opportunistic network that can facilitate data transfer by way of interconnected devices is disclosed. In accordance with this opportunistic network, each of the devices effectively contributes to the transfer of the information thereby obviating the need for an external carrier. In this manner, the carrier infrastructure is embodied
Inventors: Chris Demetrios Karkanias, Stephen Edward Hodges, James William Scott


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