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Francis Zhenyu Zhou

from Redmond, WA
Age ~46

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  • 21815 NE 81St St, Redmond, WA 98053 (425) 442-0025
  • 22652 Alder Crest Ln, Redmond, WA 98053
  • 2628 175Th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
  • Sammamish, WA
  • Kalispell, MT
  • Seattle, WA
  • Issaquah, WA
  • Walnut Creek, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Kiona, WA
  • 21815 NE 81St St, Redmond, WA 98053

Work

Company: Microsoft Sep 2016 Position: Senior technical program manager - azure

Education

Degree: Bachelors, Bachelor of Science School / High School: University of California, Santa Cruz 1995 to 2000 Specialities: Computer Science

Skills

Wpf • Testing • Test Automation • Software Engineering • Mobile Devices • Agile Methodologies • Windows Phone • .Net • Software Design • Software Quality Assurance • Distributed Systems • Agile Project Management • Software Development • Scrum • C#

Languages

English • Mandarin • Japanese

Interests

Competitive Shooting Sports • Political Economy • Gaming • Photography • Bicycling

Industries

Computer Software

Resumes

Resumes

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Senior Technical Program Manager - Azure

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Location:
1932 Golden Rain Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Industry:
Computer Software
Work:
Microsoft
Senior Technical Program Manager - Azure
Education:
University of California, Santa Cruz 1995 - 2000
Bachelors, Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
University of California
Skills:
Wpf
Testing
Test Automation
Software Engineering
Mobile Devices
Agile Methodologies
Windows Phone
.Net
Software Design
Software Quality Assurance
Distributed Systems
Agile Project Management
Software Development
Scrum
C#
Interests:
Competitive Shooting Sports
Political Economy
Gaming
Photography
Bicycling
Languages:
English
Mandarin
Japanese

Publications

Us Patents

Operating Visual User Interface Controls With Ink Commands

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US Patent:
20200125253, Apr 23, 2020
Filed:
Dec 20, 2019
Appl. No.:
16/724085
Inventors:
- Redmond WA, US
Yibo Sun - Fenghua, CN
Xiao Tu - Medina WA, US
Francis Zhou - Redmond WA, US
Assignee:
Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC - Redmond WA
International Classification:
G06F 3/0488
G06F 3/0484
G06F 3/0483
G06F 3/0482
G06F 3/0486
G06F 40/171
Abstract:
A facility enabling a user to operate visual user interface controls with ink commands is described. The facility causes to be displayed a control operable with mouse input, and receives an ink command directed to the displayed control. In response, the facility operates the displayed control in accordance with the received ink command.

Selecting First Digital Input Behavior Based On A Second Input

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US Patent:
20190369798, Dec 5, 2019
Filed:
Jun 28, 2019
Appl. No.:
16/456981
Inventors:
- Redmond WA, US
Francis Zhou - Redmond WA, US
Xiao Tu - Medina WA, US
David W. Duhon - Redmond WA, US
David Abzarian - Kenmore WA, US
Moshe R. Lutz - Bellevue WA, US
International Classification:
G06F 3/041
G06F 3/0354
G06F 3/0488
Abstract:
A computing device includes a digital input system that provides digital input functionality for the computing device. The digital input system receives both a first input and a second input. The first input is typically an input with the user's dominant hand (e.g., using a pen, stylus, finger, etc.), and the second input is typically an input with the user's non-dominant hand. The digital input system determines whether a second input is received simultaneously with the first input, and selects one of multiple behaviors for the first input based on whether the second input is received simultaneously with the first input. Various different behaviors for the first input can be selected from, such as freehand or freeform input, constraining digital input corresponding to the first input to be along an edge of a stencil, and so forth.

Cross Application Digital Ink Repository

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US Patent:
20190163293, May 30, 2019
Filed:
Jan 31, 2019
Appl. No.:
16/263386
Inventors:
- Redmond WA, US
Francis Zhou - Redmond WA, US
International Classification:
G06F 3/0354
H04L 29/08
G06K 9/00
G06F 17/24
G06F 3/0482
G06F 8/61
G06F 3/0488
Abstract:
A computing device includes a digital ink system that provides digital ink support to applications on the computing device. Digital ink inputs are received by the digital ink system, which provides ink stroke data for the digital ink inputs to the application for storage in a manner and format the application desires. The digital ink system also generates a digital ink container associated with the digital ink input, and communicates the digital ink container to a digital ink repository. The digital ink repository stores digital ink containers for multiple applications, and can be searched from a computing device to identify digital ink input to an application regardless of which application the digital ink was input to.

Digital Assistant Voice Input Integration

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US Patent:
20190066685, Feb 28, 2019
Filed:
Oct 29, 2018
Appl. No.:
16/173837
Inventors:
- Redmond WA, US
Francis ZHOU - Redmond WA, US
Cheng-Yi YEN - Redmond WA, US
International Classification:
G10L 15/22
G06F 3/16
G10L 15/24
G10L 13/033
G10L 15/26
Abstract:
A digital assistant supported on devices such as smartphones, tablets, personal computers, game consoles, etc. includes an extensibility client that exposes an interface and service that enables third party applications to be integrated with the digital assistant so the application user experiences are rendered using the native voice of the digital assistant. Specific voice inputs associated with a given application may be registered by developers using a manifest that is loaded when the application is launched on the device so that voice inputs from the device user can be mapped by the digital assistant extensibility client to the appropriate application as input events for consumption. In typical implementations, the manifest is arranged as a declarative document that streamlines application development and provides a seamless user experience by enabling customization of third party applications to integrate the digital assistant's voice and behaviors within the user experience of the application's domain.

Selecting First Digital Input Behavior Based On A Second Input

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US Patent:
20180348953, Dec 6, 2018
Filed:
Aug 13, 2018
Appl. No.:
16/102476
Inventors:
- Redmond WA, US
Francis Zhou - Redmond WA, US
Xiao Tu - Medina WA, US
David W. Duhon - Redmond WA, US
David Abzarian - Kenmore WA, US
Moshe R. Lutz - Bellevue WA, US
Assignee:
Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC - Redmond WA
International Classification:
G06F 3/041
G06F 3/0354
G06F 3/0488
Abstract:
A computing device includes a digital input system that provides digital input functionality for the computing device. The digital input system receives both a first input and a second input. The first input is typically an input with the user's dominant hand (e.g., using a pen, stylus, finger, etc.), and the second input is typically an input with the user's non-dominant hand. The digital input system determines whether a second input is received simultaneously with the first input, and selects one of multiple behaviors for the first input based on whether the second input is received simultaneously with the first input. Various different behaviors for the first input can be selected from, such as freehand or freeform input, constraining digital input corresponding to the first input to be along an edge of a stencil, and so forth.

Operating Visual User Interface Controls With Ink Commands

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US Patent:
20170285931, Oct 5, 2017
Filed:
Mar 29, 2016
Appl. No.:
15/084272
Inventors:
- Redmond WA, US
Yibo Sun - Fenghua, CN
Xiao Tu - Medina WA, US
Francis Zhou - Redmond WA, US
International Classification:
G06F 3/0488
G06F 3/0482
G06F 3/0483
G06F 3/0484
Abstract:
A facility enabling a user to operate visual user interface controls with ink commands is described. The facility causes to be displayed a control operable with mouse input, and receives an ink command directed to the displayed control. In response, the facility operates the displayed control in accordance with the received ink command.

Selecting First Digital Input Behavior Based On A Second Input

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US Patent:
20170277333, Sep 28, 2017
Filed:
Jun 24, 2016
Appl. No.:
15/192450
Inventors:
- Redmond WA, US
Francis Zhou - Redmond WA, US
Xiao Tu - Medina WA, US
David W. Duhon - Redmond WA, US
David Abzarian - Kenmore WA, US
Moshe R. Lutz - Bellevue WA, US
Assignee:
Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC - Redmond WA
International Classification:
G06F 3/041
G06F 3/0354
G06F 3/0488
Abstract:
A computing device includes a digital input system that provides digital input functionality for the computing device. The digital input system receives both a first input and a second input. The first input is typically an input with the user's dominant hand (e.g., using a pen, stylus, finger, etc.), and the second input is typically an input with the user's non-dominant hand. The digital input system determines whether a second input is received simultaneously with the first input, and selects one of multiple behaviors for the first input based on whether the second input is received simultaneously with the first input. Various different behaviors for the first input can be selected from, such as freehand or freeform input, constraining digital input corresponding to the first input to be along an edge of a stencil, and so forth.

Animated Digital Ink

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US Patent:
20170236318, Aug 17, 2017
Filed:
Feb 15, 2016
Appl. No.:
15/043874
Inventors:
- Redmond WA, US
Kelly Rose McArthur - Redmond WA, US
Sean Gary Nordberg - Bellevue WA, US
Alexander Bain - Redmond WA, US
Aaron Michael Getz - Bellevue WA, US
Francis Zhou - Redmond WA, US
International Classification:
G06T 13/80
Abstract:
The digital ink system receives digital ink input from a user and analyzes the digital ink input to collect ink stroke data for the various ink strokes that make up the digital ink. The digital ink system also receives an animation type selection that describes a manner in which the digital ink is to be displayed. The animation type is a dynamic display type, which is display type in which the digital ink changes while the digital ink is displayed. The ink strokes of the digital ink input are displayed using the selected animation type, and are also stored along with the animation type in a digital ink container for subsequent display. The digital ink can be subsequently displayed using the animation type or using a static display type in which the digital ink appears to be stationary while the digital ink is displayed.
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