Patents by Inventor Houston Wong

Houston Wong 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).

  • Publication number: 20130339334
    Abstract: A user can selectively customize what data is provided to a search engine to influence a degree of personalization of search results. Personalized search engine results can thereby be provided to one or more applications on a client device, such as a mobile phone. The data provided to the search engine can include any of a variety of user preferences stored on the client device (e.g., music, music ratings, search queries, search results selected, etc.), or other user information, such as current location or the location of the user when applications were downloaded. Social networking websites can also be used for supplying data to the search engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jared Brown, Lee Dicks Clark, Sherry Pei-Chen Lin, Houston Wong, Nathan Eldon Nesbit, Elliot William Kirk, Jason Deakins, Joanne Cunningham, Prateep Gopalkrishnan