Patents by Inventor Avigad Oron

Avigad Oron 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: 9870424
    Abstract: A ranked set of users may be calculated from an expertise categorization for each user and a person's trust in the users for specific categories. The ranked set of users may be used for presenting search results, recommendations, social marketing, or other uses. A person's reputation may be determined through various online activities. A person's trust in another person may be related to their proximity and activity in one or more social networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene (John) Neystadt, Ron Karidi, Yitzhak Tzahi Weisfeild, Roy Varshavsky, Avigad Oron, Kira Radinsky
  • Patent number: 9848328
    Abstract: A data channel transmission can be used to authenticate a voice channel transmission. An authentication server can authenticate the identity of one or more parties to a call where at least one of the parties to the call is using a mobile device. A PKI authentication methodology or other symmetric or asymmetric encryption/decryption methodology can be used in a mobile network environment to identify and authenticate a first user to a second user. The authentication request sent to the third party trusted server can be encrypted, signed and transmitted over a data channel (such as an internet connection or SMS or MMS connection), concurrent with the voice channel transmission. In response to validation by the third party trusted server, the third party trusted server can send an authentication indication to the second user's device, which can display identification information and other (optional) data associated with the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Omer Har, Ittai Doron, Chen Ari Kirsch, Avigad Oron, Keren Master
  • Patent number: 9544770
    Abstract: A data channel transmission can be used to authenticate a voice channel transmission. A third party trusted authentication server can be used to authenticate the identity of one or more parties to a call where at least one of the parties to the call is using a mobile device. A PKI authentication methodology or other symmetric or asymmetric encryption/decryption methodology can be used in a mobile network environment to identify and authenticate a first user to a second user. The authentication request sent to the third party trusted server can be encrypted, signed and transmitted over a data channel (such as an internet connection or SMS or MMS connection), concurrent with the voice channel transmission. In response to validation by the third party trusted server, the third party trusted server can send an authentication indication to the second user's device, which can display identification information and other (optional) data associated with the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Omer Har, Ittai Doron, Chen Ari Kirsch, Avigad Oron, Keren Master
  • Publication number: 20160344723
    Abstract: A data channel transmission can be used to authenticate a voice channel transmission. An authentication server can authenticate the identity of one or more parties to a call where at least one of the parties to the call is using a mobile device. A PKI authentication methodology or other symmetric or asymmetric encryption/decryption methodology can be used in a mobile network environment to identify and authenticate a first user to a second user. The authentication request sent to the third party trusted server can be encrypted, signed and transmitted over a data channel (such as an internet connection or SMS or MMS connection), concurrent with the voice channel transmission. In response to validation by the third party trusted server, the third party trusted server can send an authentication indication to the second user's device, which can display identification information and other (optional) data associated with the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Omer Har, Ittai Doron, Chen Ari Kirsch, Avigad Oron, Keren Master
  • Patent number: 9326033
    Abstract: A movie browsing system may use a combination of long term and session based preferences to help a user browse movies using microcategories. The user preferences may be stored as microcategory weights, where the session based weights may change during a session as the system learns the types of movies a user wishes to see at that time. The long term microcategory weights may change at a slower rate than the session weights. The system may present a diverse set of microcategories to a user in an effort to diverge the search and learn the user's current interest, and may refine the weights as the user browses to converge to a desired movie. A user interface may operate on a television screen with a minimum of user input controls to navigate the browsing system while still collecting user preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kfir Karmon, Avigad Oron, Rotem Bennet, Noga Amit-Miller, Adi Diamant
  • Publication number: 20150112995
    Abstract: Information retrieval for group users is described, for example, where an end user of a group, such as an enterprise or other organization, is able to identify and contact other end users of the group who have association with a query the end user issues. In various examples, topics associated with a query of an end user, or of queries of an enterprise or other group, are found. In examples, end users are associated with the topics. In various examples information about end users associated with a topic is displayed at a graphical user interface of an information retrieval system. In various examples an end user is able to send the query and/or a message to end users who have association with the query and/or a topic by making input at a graphical user interface of the information retrieval system. In some examples, notes and sharing permissions are stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Oded Elyada, Kfir Karmon, Avigad Oron
  • Patent number: 8856109
    Abstract: Topical affinity badges in information retrieval is described, for example, where graphical elements are presented together with ranked search results from a search engine, to indicate a degree of association between an author of a document and a topic. In various embodiments, a measure of an author's affinity to a topic is predicted using a machine learning system that takes as input author features derived from documents of the author. In various examples topical affinity scores or labels are used to generate badges and/or to index documents at an index of a search engine. For example, badges may be presented with ranked search results, in pop up displays or in other ways. In examples author features relating to any of recency, frequency and presentation of an author's documents are generated, where presentation features may relate to biographical information such as experience, qualifications, and previous documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ron Karidi, Gal Lavee, Avigad Oron
  • Publication number: 20130346401
    Abstract: Topical affinity badges in information retrieval is described, for example, where graphical elements are presented together with ranked search results from a search engine, to indicate a degree of association between an author of a document and a topic. In various embodiments, a measure of an author's affinity to a topic is predicted using a machine learning system that takes as input author features derived from documents of the author. In various examples topical affinity scores or labels are used to generate badges and/or to index documents at an index of a search engine. For example, badges may be presented with ranked search results, in pop up displays or in other ways. In examples author features relating to any of recency, frequency and presentation of an author's documents are generated, where presentation features may relate to biographical information such as experience, qualifications, and previous documents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ron Karidi, Gal Lavee, Avigad Oron
  • Publication number: 20130085844
    Abstract: Online sellers may be ranked based on feedback given by people trusted by an individual user. The user may trust people in their social networks, as well as people who may be experts in a particular field, and the seller's ranking may be calculated by weighting reviews or feedback from trusted people higher than people unknown to the user. When used with a social campaign management system, ranking of products from multiple online sellers may include coupons or incentives that are available through the user's social network, as well as discounts or incentives that may be targeted to the user's status within their own social network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eugene (John) NEYSTADT, Ron Karidi, Avigad Oron, Maxim Vainstein
  • Publication number: 20120324374
    Abstract: A movie browsing system may use a combination of long term and session based preferences to help a user browse movies using microcategories. The user preferences may be stored as microcategory weights, where the session based weights may change during a session as the system learns the types of movies a user wishes to see at that time. The long term microcategory weights may change at a slower rate than the session weights. The system may present a diverse set of microcategories to a user in an effort to diverge the search and learn the user's current interest, and may refine the weights as the user browses to converge to a desired movie. A user interface may operate on a television screen with a minimum of user input controls to navigate the browsing system while still collecting user preferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kfir KARMON, Avigad Oron, Rotem Bennet, Noga Amit-Miller, Adi Diamant
  • Publication number: 20120210240
    Abstract: A ranked set of users may be calculated from an expertise categorization for each user and a person's trust in the users for specific categories. The ranked set of users may be used for presenting search results, recommendations, social marketing, or other uses. A person's expertise may be determined through various online activities. A person's trust in another person may be related to their proximity and activity in one or more social networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eugene(John) Neystadt, Avigad Oron, Ron Karidi, Roy Varshavsky, Ron Dar Ziv
  • Publication number: 20120209832
    Abstract: A ranked set of users may be calculated from an expertise categorization for each user and a person's trust in the users for specific categories. The ranked set of users may be used for presenting search results, recommendations, social marketing, or other uses. A person's reputation may be determined through various online activities. A person's trust in another person may be related to their proximity and activity in one or more social networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation One Microsoft Way
    Inventors: Eugene (John) Neystadt, Ron Karidi, Yitzhak Tzahi Weisfeld, Roy Varshavsky, Avigad Oron, Kira Radinsky
  • Publication number: 20120158476
    Abstract: A social marketing manager may facilitate marketing campaigns in online social networks by creating and monitoring campaigns, as well as facilitating online social interactions. A campaign manager may create a campaign and define various operational parameters. A recruitment system may identify social influencers through which the campaign may be started, and a promotion manager may create and track objects that may be passed to participants in the campaign. An analysis and monitoring system may determine the overall effectiveness of the campaign and provide feedback, payments to participants, or other results of the campaign.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: John NEYSTADT, Ron KARIDI, Yitzhak Tzahi WEISFELD, Roy VARSHAVSKY, Avigad ORON, Kira RADINSKY, Moshe Tennenholtz
  • Publication number: 20120144198
    Abstract: A data channel transmission can be used to authenticate a voice channel transmission. A third party trusted authentication server can be used to authenticate the identity of one or more parties to a call where at least one of the parties to the call is using a mobile device. A PKI authentication methodology or other symmetric or asymmetric encryption/decryption methodology can be used in a mobile network environment to identify and authenticate a first user to a second user. The authentication request sent to the third party trusted server can be encrypted, signed and transmitted over a data channel (such as an internet connection or SMS or MMS connection), concurrent with the voice channel transmission. In response to validation by the third party trusted server, the third party trusted server can send an authentication indication to the second user's device, which can display identification information and other (optional) data associated with the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Omer Har, Ittai Doron, Chen Ari Kirsch, Avigad Oron, Keren Master