Patents by Inventor Ariel J. Lazier

Ariel J. Lazier has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8959104
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining query suggestions based upon content items are provided. Content items may include, without limitation, a search query result item, e.g., displayed on a search results web page, an advertisement, and a query-based query suggestion. Once determined content-item-based query suggestions are presented to the user. If desired, such presentation may be dynamically exposed in response to a user action, for instance, in response to a user hovering over a portion of the associated content item for at least a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ariel J. Lazier, Hugh E. Williams, Timothy C. Hoad
  • Patent number: 8352524
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates organizing and presenting data within a database. A data store can store a portion of data accessible to a user. A real time monitor component can dynamically track an amount of access for the portion of data within the data store. A display engine can render a multi-scaled view of the portion of data, wherein the multi-scaled view is based on the amount of access in which a size representation of the data is correlated with the amount of access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gary W. Flake, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Anthony T. Chor, Steven Drucker, Karim Farouki, Stephen L. Lawler, Ariel J. Lazier, Donald James Lindsay
  • Patent number: 8280918
    Abstract: An approach is provided for determining related queries for a given search query based on the linking structure of electronic documents within a document set. Document titles are used to represent potential search queries and links between the electronic documents are used to determine relationships between the potential search queries. As such, the document set may be represented as a directed graph in which document titles (which represent potential search queries) are nodes and links are edges between the nodes. When a particular search query is received, a corresponding node is identified and related queries are determined by identifying other nodes having connections with that node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Eric Craswell, Hugh Evan Williams, Ariel J. Lazier
  • Patent number: 8239372
    Abstract: An approach is provided for determining related queries for a given search query based on the linking structure of electronic documents within a document set. Document titles are used to represent potential search queries and links between the electronic documents are used to determine relationships between the potential search queries. As such, the document set may be represented as a directed graph in which document titles (which represent potential search queries) are nodes and links are edges between the nodes. When a particular search query is received, a corresponding node is identified and related queries are determined by identifying other nodes having connections with that node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Eric Craswell, Hugh Evan Williams, Ariel J. Lazier
  • Patent number: 8204299
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates capturing a portion 2-dimensional (2D) data for implementation within a 3-dimensional (3D) virtual environment. A device that can capture one or more 2D images, wherein the 2D image is representative of a corporeal object from a perspective dictated by an orientation of the device. The device can comprise a content aggregator that can construct a 3D image from two or more 2D images collected by the device, in which the construction is based at least in part upon aligning each corresponding perspective associated with each 2D image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Michael Fredrick Cohen, Steven Drucker, Karim Farouki, Gary W. Flake, Ariel J. Lazier, Stephen L. Lawler, Donald James Lindsay
  • Patent number: 8103967
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer storage media for generating a virtual workspace that references online media content of interest, facilitates re-visitation of encountered instances of content, and shares those instances with other software applications are provided. Upon receiving an indication that an online media content item has been selected, at least a reference thereto is copied to a virtual workspace where it may be accessed at a later time. The virtual workspace may be organized into content collections via the use of reference groupings, folders, categories, tags, labels, and the like and may be accessible in the context of a plurality of applications. In embodiments, the virtual workspace is associated with a display area that is presented concurrently with an application being utilized so that the virtual workspace may be accessed and utilized without leaving the context of an active application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ariel J. Lazier, Hugh E. Williams, Timothy C. Hoad, Joshua Edward Smith
  • Patent number: 8005857
    Abstract: A unique object navigation system, user interface, and method that facilitate faster and smoother navigation of objects are provided. For example, the system can generate a plurality of objects that can be rendered on a display space that spans a single page in length, thereby mitigating the need to navigate through multiple pages. The system can determine the length of the page according to the number of objects generated. To view off-screen objects, an infinite scroll component can be employed. The amount of scroll space needed to view the plurality of objects can be determined in part by the length of the page and/or by the number of objects. The objects can also be viewed in a film strip format that is infinitely scrollable. The film strip view allows a view of the objects to be maintained while also viewing a selected object in greater detail at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Julia H. Farago, Hugh E. Williams, James E. Walsh, Nicholas A. Whyte, Kavi J. Goel, Philip Fung, Ariel J. Lazier, Kenneth A. Moss, Ethan N. Ray
  • Publication number: 20110016134
    Abstract: An approach is provided for determining related queries for a given search query based on the linking structure of electronic documents within a document set. Document titles are used to represent potential search queries and links between the electronic documents are used to determine relationships between the potential search queries. As such, the document set may be represented as a directed graph in which document titles (which represent potential search queries) are nodes and links are edges between the nodes. When a particular search query is received, a corresponding node is identified and related queries are determined by identifying other nodes having connections with that node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: NICHOLAS ERIC CRASWELL, HUGH EVAN WILLIAMS, ARIEL J. LAZIER
  • Publication number: 20110016115
    Abstract: An approach is provided for determining related queries for a given search query based on the linking structure of electronic documents within a document set. Document titles are used to represent potential search queries and links between the electronic documents are used to determine relationships between the potential search queries. As such, the document set may be represented as a directed graph in which document titles (which represent potential search queries) are nodes and links are edges between the nodes. When a particular search query is received, a corresponding node is identified and related queries are determined by identifying other nodes having connections with that node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: NICHOLAS ERIC CRASWELL, HUGH EVAN WILLIAMS, ARIEL J. LAZIER
  • Patent number: 7822774
    Abstract: An approach is provided for determining related queries for a given search query based on the linking structure of electronic documents within a document set. Document titles are used to represent potential search queries and links between the electronic documents are used to determine relationships between the potential search queries. As such, the document set may be represented as a directed graph in which document titles (which represent potential search queries) are nodes and links are edges between the nodes. When a particular search query is received, a corresponding node is identified and related queries are determined by identifying other nodes having connections with that node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Eric Craswell, Hugh Evan Williams, Ariel J. Lazier
  • Publication number: 20100083155
    Abstract: A unique object navigation system, user interface, and method that facilitate faster and smoother navigation of objects are provided. For example, the system can generate a plurality of objects that can be rendered on a display space that spans a single page in length, thereby mitigating the need to navigate through multiple pages. The system can determine the length of the page according to the number of objects generated. To view off-screen objects, an infinite scroll component can be employed. The amount of scroll space needed to view the plurality of objects can be determined in part by the length of the page and/or by the number of objects. The objects can also be viewed in a film strip format that is infinitely scrollable. The film strip view allows a view of the objects to be maintained while also viewing a selected object in greater detail at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: JULIA H. FARAGO, HUGH E. WILLIAMS, JAMES E. WALSH, NICHOLAS A. WHYTE, KAVI J. GOEL, PHILIP FUNG, ARIEL J. LAZIER, KENNETH A. MOSS, ETHAN N. RAY
  • Patent number: 7664739
    Abstract: A unique object navigation system, user interface, and method that facilitate faster and smoother navigation of objects are provided. For example, the system can generate a plurality of objects that can be rendered on a display space that spans a single page in length, thereby mitigating the need to navigate through multiple pages. The system can determine the length of the page according to the number of objects generated. To view off-screen objects, an infinite scroll component can be employed. The amount of scroll space needed to view the plurality of objects can be determined in part by the length of the page and/or by the number of objects. The objects can also be viewed in a film strip format that is infinitely scrollable. The film strip view allows a view of the objects to be maintained while also viewing a selected object in greater detail at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Julia H. Farago, Hugh E. Williams, James E. Walsh, Nicholas A. Whyte, Kavi J. Goel, Philip Fung, Ariel J. Lazier, Kenneth A. Moss, Ethan N. Ray
  • Publication number: 20090319940
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates visually representing data relationships within a network. A network includes a graphical representation of a user in which the network is a node structure with relationships between two or more users. An organization component that can analyze one of a degree of separation between two or more users represented within the network or an expertise level of a user represented within the network, the expertise level corresponds to a topic. The organization component can scale the portion of graphic representative based upon the analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary W. Flake, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Anthony T. Chor, Karim Farouki, Stephen L. Lawler, Ariel J. Lazier, Adam P. Sheppard, Richard Stephen Szeliski
  • Publication number: 20090310851
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates capturing a portion 2-dimensional (2D) data for implementation within a 3-dimensional (3D) virtual environment. A device that can capture one or more 2D images, wherein the 2D image is representative of a corporeal object from a perspective dictated by an orientation of the device. The device can comprise a content aggregator that can construct a 3D image from two or more 2D images collected by the device, in which the construction is based at least in part upon aligning each corresponding perspective associated with each 2D image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Michael Fredrick Cohen, Steven Drucker, Karim Farouki, Gary W. Flake, Ariel J. Lazier, Stephen L. Lawler, Donald James Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20090307618
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates interacting with a portion of data that includes pyramidal volumes of data. A portion of image data can represent a computer displayable multi-scale image with at least two substantially parallel planes of view in which a first plane and a second plane are alternatively displayable based upon a level of zoom and which are related by a pyramidal volume, wherein the multi-scale image includes a pixel at a vertex of the pyramidal volume. An annotation component can determine a set of annotations associated with at least one of the two substantially parallel planes of view. A display engine can display at least a subset of the set of annotations on the multi-scale image based upon navigation to the parallel plane of view associated with the set of annotations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen L. Lawler, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Anthony T. Chor, Steven Drucker, Karim Farouki, Gary W. Flake, Ariel J. Lazier, Donald James Lindsay, Richard Stephen Szeliski, Michael Fredrick Cohen
  • Publication number: 20090303253
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates rendering of a portion of viewable data. A web page, a user interface or other displayable information can be personalized such that disparate portions of the displayable information are rendered at varying scales, resolutions, sizes, etc. A personalizer can generate personalization data related to a user. The personalization data can include a display property associated with a portion of viewable data. In addition, a display engine is provided that displays the portion of viewable data based upon the personalization data and display property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary W. Flake, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Anthony T. Chor, Steven Drucker, Karim Farouki, Ariel J. Lazier, Stephen L. Lawler, Richard Stephen Szeliski
  • Publication number: 20090276445
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates organizing and presenting data within a database. A data store can store a portion of data accessible to a user. A real time monitor component can dynamically track an amount of access for the portion of data within the data store. A display engine can render a multi-scaled view of the portion of data, wherein the multi-scaled view is based on the amount of access in which a size representation of the data is correlated with the amount of access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary W. Flake, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Anthony T. Chor, Steven Drucker, Karim Farouki, Stephen L. Lawler, Ariel J. Lazier, Donald James Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20090251407
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates interacting with a device and/or data associated with the device. A computing device can display a portion of data. A ring component can interact with the portion of data to control the device by detecting at least one of a movement, a gesture, an inductance, or a resistance related to a user wearing the ring component on at least one digit on at least one hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary W. Flake, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Steven Drucker, Karim Farouki, Ariel J. Lazier, Stephen L. Lawler, Donald James Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20090254867
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates interacting with a portion of data that includes pyramidal volumes of data. A portion of image data can represent a computer displayable multiscale image with at least two substantially parallel planes of view in which a first plane and a second plane are alternatively displayable based upon a level of zoom and which are related by a pyramidal volume, wherein the multiscale image includes a pixel at a vertex of the pyramidal volume. An edit component can receive and incorporate an annotation to the multiscale image corresponding to at least one of the two substantially parallel planes of view. A display engine can display the annotation on the multiscale image based upon navigation to the parallel plane of view corresponding to such annotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karim Farouki, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Brett D. Brewer, Anthony T. Chor, Steven Drucker, Gary W. Flake, Stephen L. Lawler, Ariel J. Lazier, Donald James Lindsay, Richard Stephen Szeliski
  • Publication number: 20090240683
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining query suggestions based upon content items are provided. Content items may include, without limitation, a search query result item, e.g., displayed on a search results web page, an advertisement, and a query-based query suggestion. Once determined content-item-based query suggestions are presented to the user. If desired, such presentation may be dynamically exposed in response to a user action, for instance, in response to a user hovering over a portion of the associated content item for at least a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ariel J. Lazier, Hugh E. Williams, Timothy C. Hoad