US 9,813,255 B2
Collaboration environments and views
Ankit Tandon, Bellevue, WA (US); William Verthein, Sammamish, WA (US); Senthil Velayutham, Sammamish, WA (US); and Ross Cutler, Redmond, WA (US)
Assigned to Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC, Redmond, WA (US)
Filed by Ankit Tandon, Bellevue, WA (US); William Verthein, Sammamish, WA (US); Senthil Velayutham, Sammamish, WA (US); and Ross Cutler, Redmond, WA (US)
Filed on Jul. 30, 2012, as Appl. No. 13/561,917.
Prior Publication US 2014/0032679 A1, Jan. 30, 2014
Int. Cl. G06F 15/16 (2006.01); H04L 12/18 (2006.01); H04N 7/14 (2006.01); H04N 7/15 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 12/1827 (2013.01) [H04N 7/141 (2013.01); H04N 7/15 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. One or more computer readable storage devices having stored thereon program instructions for facilitating a collaboration environment that, when executed by a computing system, direct the computing system to at least:
initiate a presentation, within the collaboration environment, of an initial view of a collaboration scene captured in a video stream;
identify a portion of the collaboration scene corresponding to an object of interest in the collaboration scene selected for separate viewing;
initiate a separate presentation, within the collaboration environment, of a separate view comprising the portion of the collaboration scene corresponding to the object of interest;
modify the initial view of the collaboration scene to a modified view and present the modified view of the collaboration environment simultaneously with the separate view of the collaboration environment; and
wherein the program instructions further direct the computing system to present a remote view simultaneously with the separate view, the remote view comprising a scene remote from the collaboration scene.