Patents by Inventor Imran Aziz

Imran Aziz 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: 10686900
    Abstract: The description relates to activity graphs. One example can obtain details from multiple activity cards. The example can identify relationships between at least some of the details of the multiple activity cards. The example can also generate an activity graph that reflects at least some of the relationships between individual activity cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gail Giacobbe, Imran Aziz, Javier Porras Luraschi, March Rogers, Benjamin B. Gitenstein
  • Publication number: 20190158613
    Abstract: The description relates to activity graphs. One example can obtain details from multiple activity cards. The example can identify relationships between at least some of the details of the multiple activity cards. The example can also generate an activity graph that reflects at least some of the relationships between individual activity cards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Gail Giacobbe, Imran Aziz, Javier Porras Luraschi, March Rogers, Benjamin B. Gitenstein
  • Patent number: 10237361
    Abstract: The description relates to activity graphs. One example can obtain details from multiple activity cards. The example can identify relationships between at least some of the details of the multiple activity cards. The example can also generate an activity graph that reflects at least some of the relationships between individual activity cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gail Giacobbe, Imran Aziz, Javier Porras Luraschi, March Rogers, Benjamin B. Gitenstein
  • Patent number: 9942334
    Abstract: The description relates to activity graphs. One example can obtain details from multiple activity cards. The example can identify relationships between at least some of the details of the multiple activity cards. The example can also generate an activity graph that reflects at least some of the relationships between individual activity cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gail Giacobbe, Imran Aziz, Javier Porras Luraschi, March Rogers, Benjamin B. Gitenstein
  • Publication number: 20180084068
    Abstract: The description relates to activity graphs. One example can obtain details from multiple activity cards. The example can identify relationships between at least some of the details of the multiple activity cards. The example can also generate an activity graph that reflects at least some of the relationships between individual activity cards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Gail Giacobbe, Imran Aziz, Javier Porras Luraschi, March Rogers, Benjamin B. Gitenstein
  • Patent number: 9880712
    Abstract: In-application customization is provided where users can both use and customize the application. Within a graphical user interface of an application developed by an original author, an interaction from a customizer user of the application can be received to make a modification to the application from a set of available modifications that the original author did not create for the application. The modification can be performed using functionality made available through a developer program service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dean A. Slawson, Doron Bar-Caspi, Gregory S. Lindhorst, Imran Aziz, Nichol C. Viton
  • Publication number: 20150074546
    Abstract: In-application customization is provided where users can both use and customize the application. Within a graphical user interface of an application developed by an original author, an interaction from a customizer user of the application can be received to make a modification to the application from a set of available modifications that the original author did not create for the application. The modification can be performed using functionality made available through a developer program service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Dean A. Slawson, Doron Bar-Caspi, Gregory S. Lindhorst, Imran Aziz, Nichol C. Viton
  • Publication number: 20140229860
    Abstract: The description relates to activity cards. One example can allow a user to select a recipient of an activity card. The example can receive feedback from the recipient regarding at least one of a location, a time, and further recipients of the activity card. The example can also send an updated activity card to the user and the recipient that reflects the feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: March Rogers, Benjamin B. Gitenstein, Imran Aziz, Gail Giacobbe, Stefanie J. Danhope, Javier Porras Luraschi
  • Publication number: 20140214937
    Abstract: The description relates to activity graphs. One example can obtain details from multiple activity cards. The example can identify relationships between at least some of the details of the multiple activity cards. The example can also generate an activity graph that reflects at least some of the relationships between individual activity cards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gail Giacobbe, Imran Aziz, Javier Porras Luraschi, March Rogers, Benjamin B. Gitenstein
  • Publication number: 20130262460
    Abstract: Content source owners may associate their sites with a user as the user's preferred source. According to the disclosed subject matter, a preference communication is received indicating that an identified content source is to be a preferred source for an identified user. A set of search results is obtained responsive to a search request from the identified user. The set of search results include at least one search result referencing content from the identified content source. The set of search results is rearranged according preferred sources associated with the identified user, including the identified content source, such that the search result referencing content from the identified content source is repositioned within the ordered set of search results to a more prominent position in the rearranged set of search results. A search results page is generated from the rearranged set of search results and returned to the identified user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Barlin, Simon P. King, Rahul Nair, Marc Eliot Davis, Imran Aziz
  • Publication number: 20130246415
    Abstract: While some search engines personalize search results for a user, search engines have failed to enable personalization according to a user's explicitly preferred sources of content. According to the disclosed subject matter, a list of preferred sources is maintained for a user as well as a plurality of entities. When a search query is received from the user, a set of search results responsive to the query is obtained. From the set search results, one or more search results that correspond to a preferred source are identified. The set of search results is arranged with the one or more search results placed in more prominent positions in the set of search of search results. A search results page is generated according to the arranged set of search results and the generated search results page is returned in response to the user's search query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marc Eliot Davis, Imran Aziz, Simon P. King, Rahul Nair, David Barlin
  • Publication number: 20130246414
    Abstract: While some search engines personalize search results for a user, search engines have failed to enable personalization according to a user's explicitly preferred sources of content. According to the disclosed subject matter, a list of preferred sources is maintained for a user. When a search query is received from the user, a set of search results responsive to the query is obtained. From the set search results, one or more search results that correspond to a preferred source are identified. The set of search results is arranged with the one or more search results placed in more prominent positions in the set of search of search results. A search results page is generated according to the arranged set of search results and the generated search results page is returned in response to the user's search query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rahul Nair, Simon P. King, Imran Aziz, Marc Eliot Davis
  • Publication number: 20130246385
    Abstract: Presented in this disclosure are systems and methods for enabling access to content from a preferred source to a computer user is presented. A preferred source is a source of content that a user has identified as being “preferred.” Once a user establishes a source as a preferred source (through a first channel), other channels by which the user can obtain content from the preferred source are identified. In various embodiments, the other channels are automatically enabled for the user or, alternative, presented to the user for opting into receiving the content from that channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Barlin, Simon P. King, Rahul Nair, Marc Eliot Davis, Imran Aziz
  • Patent number: 8359301
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to aggregating product information from a variety of sources to generate user interfaces that allow users to navigate and discover products. Product information is aggregated from both feed and crawl sources, and product entities are identified within the aggregate product information. In some embodiments, product entities are associated with product classes, and product class detail pages are generated that include product entities within each product class and allow users to view correlations between those produce entities. In some embodiments, relationships are identified between product entities. When a user selects to view information for a given product entity, information is provided indicating similar product entities that have a relationship with the given product entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Imran Aziz, Chi Pong Timothy Leung, Yan-Feng Sun
  • Publication number: 20100125484
    Abstract: A method, system, and medium are provided for capsule summaries of reviews, such as product and service reviews. Raw comments and reviews are collected from several sources, which can be obtained from different locations, such as Internet sites. A number of features for each product or service category are developed, which are then correlated to the collected comments and reviews. A rating is assigned to each comment and review, which indicates the level of positivity or negativity of the comment or review. Ratings for each feature are combined to give an overall rating of the product or service under review. More relevant results, such as the most positive and the most negative reviews of each feature, along with the overall rating, are returned to a user to provide a quick summary of the selected product or service. If a user would like more details or more results, options are provided to go deeper into the capsule summary to obtain as much information or detail as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: YANQING CHEN, IMRAN AZIZ
  • Publication number: 20090299965
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to aggregating product information from a variety of sources to generate user interfaces that allow users to navigate and discover products. Product information is aggregated from both feed and crawl sources, and product entities are identified within the aggregate product information. In some embodiments, product entities are associated with product classes, and product class detail pages are generated that include product entities within each product class and allow users to view correlations between those produce entities. In some embodiments, relationships are identified between product entities. When a user selects to view information for a given product entity, information is provided indicating similar product entities that have a relationship with the given product entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: IMRAN AZIZ, CHI PONG LEUNG, YAN-FENG SUN
  • Publication number: 20090099861
    Abstract: A content portal provides a single user interface for uploading content for distribution to various marketplaces. A user may create a user account with the content portal and upload content, which is stored by the content portal. The content may include a variety of different content types. The content portal may be used to manage the content and to distribute the content to a variety of marketplaces. The marketplaces may also return analytics to the content portal, which provides reports to the user regarding activities associated with the content at the marketplaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: IMRAN AZIZ, PHANINDRA S. KANUMURI
  • Publication number: 20070294240
    Abstract: A system, a method and computer-readable media for locating and presenting relevant documents in response to a search query. Classification tags are assigned to electronic documents. Information is extracted from the documents. In response to a user search query, a set of relevant documents is identified, and an intent is derived and assigned to the search query. A presentation is generated for presenting the relevant documents. The presentation includes information extracted from the relevant documents. The presented information is formatted in accordance with a format associated with the assigned intent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mackenzie Steele, Imran Aziz
  • Publication number: 20070078850
    Abstract: A system and method for delivering detailed product information to a user in response to a request for a product is provided. The delivered product information can include products identified by crawling web sites and extracting product information. The detailed information can include the name of the product, a picture of the product, the price of the product, a description of the product, and/or other information specifying a product for sale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Imran Aziz, Ji-Rong Wen, Yan-Feng Sun
  • Patent number: D710223
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: KHN Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Nothacker, Michael Strasser, Imran Aziz