Patents by Inventor Boxin Li

Boxin Li 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: 10210260
    Abstract: A client device presents a resource to a user. In order to present the resource, the client device generates and renders one or more presentation strings. The client device generates a presentation string by identifying a template module that corresponds to an content resource object in a dataset downloaded by the client device. The client device then performs a template execution operation on the content resource object. The template module corresponding to the content resource object specifies the template execution operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Thomas Campbell, Zhenguang Chen, Anthony Lawrence Jackson, Ping Jiang, Arun Krishnamoorthy, Boxin Li, Charles Reeves Little, II, Charles Keller Smith, Brian William Timm, Andrew Joseph Violino, Kerem Yuceturk
  • Patent number: 9825971
    Abstract: Systems and methods for verifying an application data modification are described herein. In one example, a method includes detecting modified application data in a computing device and determining the modified application data did not originate from an automatic program. The method also includes sending an identifier and the modified application data to a signing server. Furthermore, the method includes receiving encrypted data comprising the identifier and the modified application data from the signing server. Additionally, the method includes storing the encrypted data in the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shuo Chen, Zhenbin Xu, Boxin Li
  • Publication number: 20170228465
    Abstract: A set of user interfaces is provided to an administrator of a website. The user interfaces enable the administrator to configure search functionality of the website to present different types of search results differently. For instance, the administrator can use the user interfaces to configure the search functionality to present different properties for search results belonging to different result types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Keller Smith, Jonathan Thomas Campbell, Zhenguang Chen, Arun Keller Krishnamoorthy, Boxin Li, Charles Reeves Little, II, Viktoriya Taranov, Brian William Timm, Andrew Joseph Violino
  • Patent number: 9652545
    Abstract: A set of user interfaces is provided to an administrator of a website. The user interfaces enable the administrator to configure search functionality of the website to present different types of search results differently. For instance, the administrator can use the user interfaces to configure the search functionality to present different properties for search results belonging to different result types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Keller Smith, Jonathan Thomas Campbell, Zhenguang Chen, Arun Krishnamoorthy, Boxin Li, Charles Reeves Little, II, Viktoriya Taranov, Brian William Timm, Andrew Joseph Violino
  • Publication number: 20160050218
    Abstract: Systems and methods for verifying an application data modification are described herein. In one example, a method includes detecting modified application data in a computing device and determining the modified application data did not originate from an automatic program. The method also includes sending an identifier and the modified application data to a signing server. Furthermore, the method includes receiving encrypted data comprising the identifier and the modified application data from the signing server. Additionally, the method includes storing the encrypted data in the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shuo Chen, Zhenbin Xu, Boxin Li
  • Publication number: 20150379145
    Abstract: A set of user interfaces is provided to an administrator of a website. The user interfaces enable the administrator to configure search functionality of the website to present different types of search results differently. For instance, the administrator can use the user interfaces to configure the search functionality to present different properties for search results belonging to different result types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Keller Smith, Jonathan Thomas Campbell, Zhenguang Chen, Arun Keller Krishnamoorthy, Boxin Li, Charles Reeves Little, Viktoriya Taranov, Brian William Timm, Andrew Joseph Violino
  • Patent number: 9135358
    Abstract: A set of user interfaces is provided to an administrator of a website. The user interfaces enable the administrator to configure search functionality of the website to present different types of search results differently. For instance, the administrator can use the user interfaces to configure the search functionality to present different properties for search results belonging to different result types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Thomas Campbell, Zhenguang Chen, Arun Krishnamoorthy, Boxin Li, Charles Reeves Little, II, Charles Keller Smith, Viktoriya Taranov, Brian William Timm, Andrew Joseph Violino
  • Patent number: 8676784
    Abstract: Embodiments are configured to provide information relevant to individuals of interest to a searching user. In an embodiment, a method includes identifying relevant individuals of a network using a relevance model that includes the use of a number of managed properties and ranking features to identify relevant individuals of a defined network. The relevance model of one embodiment is defined by a schema that includes a textual matching ranking feature, social distance ranking feature, a levels to top ranking feature, and a proximity ranking feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Boxin Li, Dmitriy Meyerzon, Jessica Alspaugh, Victor Poznanski
  • Patent number: 8364795
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein generally relate to a method and system for enabling a client to configure and control the crawling function available through a crawl configuration Web service. A client is able to configure and control the crawling function by defining the URL space of the crawl. Such space may be defined by configuring the starting point(s) and other properties of the crawl. The client further configures the crawling function by creating and configuring a content source and/or a crawl rule. Further, a client defines authentication information applicable to the crawl to enable the discovery and retrieval of electronic documents requiring authentication and/or authorization information for access thereof. A protocol governs the format, structure and syntax (using a Web Services Description Language schema) of messages for communicating to and from the Web crawler through an application programming interface on a server hosting the crawler application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Dmitriy Meyerzon, Boxin Li
  • Publication number: 20120278304
    Abstract: Embodiments are configured to provide information relevant to individuals of interest to a searching user. In an embodiment, a method includes identifying relevant individuals of a network using a relevance model that includes the use of a number of managed properties and ranking features to identify relevant individuals of a defined network. The relevance model of one embodiment is defined by a schema that includes a textual matching ranking feature, social distance ranking feature, a levels to top ranking feature, and a proximity ranking feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: BOXIN LI, DMITRIY MEYERZON, JESSICA ALSPAUGH, VICTOR POZNANSKI
  • Patent number: 8224847
    Abstract: Embodiments are configured to provide information relevant to individuals of interest to a searching user. In an embodiment, a method includes identifying relevant individuals of a network using a relevance model that includes the use of a number of managed properties and ranking features to identify relevant individuals of a defined network. The relevance model of one embodiment is defined by a schema that includes a textual matching ranking feature, social distance ranking feature, a levels to top ranking feature, and a proximity ranking feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Boxin Li, Dmitriy Meyerzon, Jessica Alspaugh, Victor Poznanski
  • Publication number: 20120102095
    Abstract: A client device presents a resource to a user. In order to present the resource, the client device generates and renders one or more presentation strings. The client device generates a presentation string by identifying a template module that corresponds to an content resource object in a dataset downloaded by the client device. The client device then performs a template execution operation on the content resource object. The template module corresponding to the content resource object specifies the template execution operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Thomas Campbell, Zhenguang Chen, Anthony Lawrence Jackson, Ping Jiang, Arun Krishnamoorthy, Boxin Li, Charles Reeves Little, II, Charles Keller Smith, Brian William Timm, Andrew Joseph Violino, Kerem Yuceturk
  • Publication number: 20120102386
    Abstract: A server system enables users to configure user interfaces. A generic presentation string is stored at a data storage system. The generic presentation string is renderable to present an unfilled template that may include one or more slots. A template module is generated from the generic presentation string. The generic presentation string specifies a transformation operation. A template execution operation generates presentation strings renderable to present filled templates. In the filled templates, data based on objects belonging to a given type replace the slots of the unfilled template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Thomas Campbell, Zhenguang Chen, Anthony Lawrence Jackson, Ping Jiang, Arun Krishnamoorthy, Boxin Li, Charles Reeves Little, II, Charles Keller Smith, Brian William Timm, Andrew Joseph Violino, Kerem Yuceturk
  • Publication number: 20120102024
    Abstract: A set of user interfaces is provided to an administrator of a website. The user interfaces enable the administrator to configure search functionality of the website to present different types of search results differently. For instance, the administrator can use the user interfaces to configure the search functionality to present different properties for search results belonging to different result types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Thomas Campbell, Zhenguang Chen, Arun Krishnamoorthy, Boxin Li, Charles Reeves Little, II, Charles Keller Smith, Viktoriya Taranov, Brian William Timm, Andrew Joseph Violino
  • Publication number: 20110145218
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein generally relate to a method and system for enabling a client to configure and control the crawling function available through a crawl configuration Web service. A client is able to configure and control the crawling function by defining the URL space of the crawl. Such space may be defined by configuring the starting point(s) and other properties of the crawl. The client further configures the crawling function by creating and configuring a content source and/or a crawl rule. Further, a client defines authentication information applicable to the crawl to enable the discovery and retrieval of electronic documents requiring authentication and/or authorization information for access thereof. A protocol governs the format, structure and syntax (using a Web Services Description Language schema) of messages for communicating to and from the Web crawler through an application programming interface on a server hosting the crawler application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Dmitriy Meyerzon, Boxin Li
  • Publication number: 20110106850
    Abstract: Embodiments are configured to provide information relevant to individuals of interest to a searching user. In an embodiment, a method includes identifying relevant individuals of a network using a relevance model that includes the use of a number of managed properties and ranking features to identify relevant individuals of a defined network. The relevance model of one embodiment is defined by a schema that includes a textual matching ranking feature, social distance ranking feature, a levels to top ranking feature, and a proximity ranking feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Boxin Li, Dmitriy Meyerzon, Jessica Alspaugh, Victor Poznanski
  • Publication number: 20100174712
    Abstract: Tools and techniques for expertise ranking using social distance are provided. These tools may receive search queries from users, and extract from these search queries record identifiers associated with the users. In addition, the tools may extract query strings from the search queries. In connection with processing these queries, the tools may identify other users associated with a given user, with some of these other users being first-level colleagues of a given user, and some of these other users being second-level colleagues. The tools may identify documents within a search store that are associated with the other users, and may search these documents for any occurrences of the query string. In turn, results of the search may be ranked based on a social distance between the user and the other users, with the social distance indicating whether the other users are first-level or second-level colleagues of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Boxin Li, Dmitriy Meyerzon, Yauhen Shnitko
  • Patent number: 7444597
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer-readable media are provided for organizing links on a web page via drag and drop operations. Single web page links or groups of web page links may be dragged from one location on a web page to another location on a web page or to another group of links on the web page. Links may also be dragged from a first web page or first client application document and may be dropped to a second web page on a same or separate web browsing application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: George Perantatos, Christopher Edward White, Boxin Li, Nathan James Fink
  • Publication number: 20060212806
    Abstract: Methods and systems provide for application of style properties/settings to one or more web page items, components, links, or other web page content. Use of an edit menu allows for the application of a selected style setting on a per-item basis or on an all-item basis and allows for the provision of a preview of the application of a selected style setting to a selected web page item. Through the use of a web page editing user interface, style settings may be applied to web page items through drag and drop operations and through application via conventional style setting application methods such as highlighting a selected web page item, followed by selection of a desired style setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: William Griffin, George Perantatos, Christopher White, Boxin Li, Shailja Nair, Nathan Fink
  • Publication number: 20060212792
    Abstract: Methods and system provide for synchronously publishing a web page and its corresponding resources. Images, documents, files, and pages may be bound or tied to a parent web page which allows these resources to follow the parent web page lead as to whether or not they may be browsed, whether or not they may be moved, deleted, or renamed, whether edits made to these resources are published, or whether changes are undone or reverted to a prior version. Metadata associated with such resources may be sourced by a parent web page for maintaining up-to-date corresponding data in the parent web page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher White, George Perantatos, William Griffin, Boxin Li