Microsoft had originally filed the patent in June 2016 the same day when it published its Windows Mixed Reality vision video.
Fuelled by Snapchat Lenses and Facebook Stories, AR is gaining fast traction in the US. Facebook is also working on developing AR glasses that could blend digital objects with the physical world.
The company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg had previously shown photos of similar glasses, saying that they would be the future of AR, but he did not reveal that it was developing such a product.
The Facebook CEO has been of the opinion that AR will be the next big consumer tech platform after smartphones.