Filter and surfacing virtual content in virtual worlds

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8570325
APP PUB NO 20100245376A1
SERIAL NO

12416035

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Abstract

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The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates displaying virtual content within a virtual environment. A virtual environment can enable at least one user to connect in order to interact with a portion of virtual content. A collection of virtual content can be viewed from a user connected to and being present within the virtual environment. A filter component that can automatically adjust a displayable feature of a portion of the collection of virtual content based upon a relevancy to an index, wherein the adjustment of the displayable features provides at least one of an emphasis of the portion of the collection of virtual content or a de-emphasis of the portion of the collection of the virtual content.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA30290

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Arcas, Blaise H Aguera y Seattle, US 4 11
Bar-Zeev, Avi Redmond, US 51 855
DeMaio, Pasquale Bellevue, US 55 897
Lawler, Stephen L Redmond, US 41 911
Ofek, Eyal Redmond, US 141 2023

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U.S. PHILIPS CORPORATION (1)
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WEE-WORLD LIMITED (1)
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III HOLDINGS 6, LLC (1)
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SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC (2)
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BOTANIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (2)
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KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (1)
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LEIDOS, INC. (1)
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ALCATEL (1)
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FACEBOOK, INC. (1)
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LG ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
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AUTODESK, INC. (1)
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NORTEL NETWORKS LIMITED (1)
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
* 2012/0188,256 VIRTUAL WORLD PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD 0 2010
* Cited By Examiner

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