Patents by Inventor Lijiang Fang

Lijiang Fang 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: 8386560
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates rendering a portion of an image from a server on a client. A portion of an image can be hosted by a server. A client can utilize a device to interact with the portion of an image via a network. The client can established two or more TCP/IP connections with the server in order to interact with the portion of the image. A pipe component can enforce an isolated pipeline and a processing thread for each of a user manipulation of the portion of the image, a transmission of a user request to manipulate the portion of the image via the network, a rendering of the portion of the image on the server, a compression of the portion of the image on the server, a transmission of the compressed portion of the image via the network, a decompression of the portion of the image on the client, and a display of the portion of the image on the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ke Ma, Lijiang Fang, Chao Li
  • Patent number: 8131739
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a storage platform comprising: a data store in which data stored therein is defined in terms of items, elements, and relationships, wherein an item is a unit of data storable in the data store and comprises one or more elements, an element is an instance of a type comprising one or more fields, and a relationship is a link between at least two items; a set of schemas that define different types of items, elements, and relationships; and an application programming interface comprising a class for each of the different items, elements, and relationships defined in the set of schemas. Data may also be stored in the data store in the form of an extension to an existing item type, and wherein the application programming interface comprises a class for each different item extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Winnie C. Wu, Michael E. Deem, Edward G. Sheppard, Lijiang Fang, Jian Li, Michael B. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20110264442
    Abstract: A computing system includes a touch display and a virtual keyboard visually presented by the touch display. The virtual keyboard includes a plurality of touch-selectable keys each having a visual appearance that dynamically changes. A touch-selectable key has a deemphasized visual appearance if the touch-selectable key is not predicted to be a next selected key, and the touch-selectable key has a prediction-emphasized visual appearance if the touch-selectable key is predicted to be a next selected key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Weiyuan Huang, Lie Lu, Lijiang Fang
  • Patent number: 7974981
    Abstract: Optimized storage and query of multi-value properties is enabled by generating a base table for single value properties associated with a user-defined schema and a number of row-based tables for each different type of multi-value properties. By combining multi-value properties into row-based tables or even into compatible type tables, a number of tables to be created for a database system such as SQL system is reduced at the same time optimizing create/read/update/delete operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Lei Zhao, Yanbiao Zhao, Lijiang Fang
  • Patent number: 7805422
    Abstract: In order to efficiently handle change notification requests to a storage system based on a database data store and a database engine, the change notification requests are multiplexed. This can be done by issuing a query which refers, for information about what changes are being tracked, to a data structure. The information about what changes to track for each request to be multiplexed is stored in the data structure. Additionally, information about the request can be stored in the data structure. By adding information to the data structure, the query can be altered without needing to directly modify or reissue the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Lijiang Fang, Hua Yuan
  • Patent number: 7765207
    Abstract: To provide data from a database in response to an application query, the database is queried an initial time to provide a first set of data. For example, a “fast first page” may be requested, by requesting that all data which might appear on a first page to be displayed is obtained from the database first. After this, one or more subsequent asynchronous queries obtain the remaining information responsive to the query. Or, certain columns from the database (“spine columns”) may be requested in the initial query of the database, and the rest of the data requested subsequently. Thus, information needed to make an initial presentation to a user can be obtained first, and other information filled in subsequently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Lijiang Fang, Ramesh Nagarajan, Maxim Mazeev, Rodger N. Kline, Yanbiao Zhao
  • Patent number: 7711729
    Abstract: Search and filtering of documents with different metadata schemata is enabled using a single index that supports a single schema through decorated namespaces. Each metadata schema submitted to a system is assigned a unique identifier and property names associated with the schema are prefixed with the unique identifier. A single-valued, decorated property is used to indicate whether a submitted document is part of a registered schema in the system. The single-valued properties are converted to a search index table that enables resource-optimized searching and filtering of documents eliminating documents of other schemata by simply checking the association property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Lei Zhao, Prakash Sundra Krishnamoorthy, Richard Critchlow, Lijiang Fang
  • Publication number: 20100082372
    Abstract: A web- or network-based healthcare management tool is provided. The innovation provides for a browser-based version of a client that enables clinicians, from remote locations, to securely review patient data retrieved from a healthcare data store. Remote locations include, but are not limited to, from outside the hospital (e.g., at home) or from inside the hospital but in an office or lab that does not have intranet access to the healthcare data store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jie Wen, Kevin Luo, Sameer Bade, Bei-Jing Guo, Lijiang Fang
  • Publication number: 20100063992
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates rendering a portion of an image from a server on a client. A portion of an image can be hosted by a server. A client can utilize a device to interact with the portion of an image via a network. The client can established two or more TCP/IP connections with the server in order to interact with the portion of the image. A pipe component can enforce an isolated pipeline and a processing thread for each of a user manipulation of the portion of the image, a transmission of a user request to manipulate the portion of the image via the network, a rendering of the portion of the image on the server, a compression of the portion of the image on the server, a transmission of the compressed portion of the image via the network, a decompression of the portion of the image on the client, and a display of the portion of the image on the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ke Ma, Lijiang Fang, Chao Li
  • Patent number: 7664724
    Abstract: A schema-based service for Internet access to per-user services data, wherein access to data is based on each user's identity. The service includes a schema that defines rules and a structure for each user's data, and also includes methods that provide access to the data in a defined way. The services schema thus corresponds to a logical document containing the data for each user. The user manipulates (e.g., reads or writes) data in the logical document by data access requests through defined methods. In one implementation, the services schemas are arranged as XML documents, and the services provide methods that control access to the data based on the requesting user's identification, defined role and scope for that role. In this way, data can be accessed by its owner, and shared to an extent determined by the owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mark H. Lucovsky, Shaun Douglas Pierce, Ramu Movva, Jagadeesh Kalki, David Benjamin Auerbach, Peter Sewall Ford, Yun-Qi Yuan, Yi-Wen Guu, Samuel John George, William Raymond Hoffman, Jay Christopher Jacobs, Paul Andrew Steckler, Walter C. Hsueh, Kendall D. Keil, Burra Gopal, Steven D. White, Paul J. Leach, Richard B. Ward, Philip Michael Smoot, Lijiang Fang, Michael B. Taylor, Suresh Kannan, Winnie C. Wu
  • Patent number: 7613702
    Abstract: Described is a schema-based notification platform that provides regularized notification handling including user control and normalization of the operation of policies across different information types and contexts. Information-service schemas and services are combined to build a content-sensitive and context-sensitive information service to communicate information to recipient devices of users that subscribe to those services. An information agent service collects the information, and based on various criteria, determines if, when, and how to send and render the information, and to which subscribing client device or devices. The set of schemas include a notification schema that represents the subscription of a service to an information source and details about that information, and a device schema that represents information about user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Horvitz, Paul A. Steckler, Shaun D. Pierce, Lijiang Fang, Mark H. Lucovsky, Winnie C. Wu
  • Patent number: 7613721
    Abstract: Described is a schema-based notification platform that provides regularized notification handling including user control and normalization of the operation of policies across different information types and contexts. Information-service schemas and services are combined to build a content-sensitive and context-sensitive information service to communicate information to recipient devices of users that subscribe to those services. An information agent service collects the information, and based on various criteria, determines if, when, and how to send and render the information, and to which subscribing client device or devices. The set of schemas include a notification schema that represents the subscription of a service to an information source and details about that information, and a device schema that represents information about user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Horvitz, Paul A. Steckler, Shaun D. Pierce, Lijiang Fang, Mark H. Lucovsky, Winnie C. Wu
  • Patent number: 7613722
    Abstract: Described is a schema-based notification platform that provides regularized notification handling including user control and normalization of the operation of policies across different information types and contexts. Information-service schemas and services are combined to build a content-sensitive and context-sensitive information service to communicate information to recipient devices of users that subscribe to those services. An information agent service collects the information, and based on various criteria, determines if, when, and how to send and render the information, and to which subscribing client device or devices. The set of schemas include a notification schema that represents the subscription of a service to an information source and details about that information, and a device schema that represents information about user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Horvitz, Paul A. Steckler, Shaun D. Pierce, Lijiang Fang, Mark H. Lucovsky, Winnie C. Wu
  • Patent number: 7548932
    Abstract: Described is a schema-based notification platform that provides regularized notification handling including user control and normalization of the operation of policies across different information types and contexts. Information-service schemas and services are combined to build a content-sensitive and context-sensitive information service to communicate information to recipient devices of users that subscribe to those services. An information agent service collects the information, and based on various criteria, determines if, when, and how to send and render the information, and to which subscribing client device or devices. The set of schemas include a notification schema that represents the subscription of a service to an information source and details about that information, and a device schema that represents information about user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Horvitz, Paul A. Steckler, Shaun D. Pierce, Lijiang Fang, Mark H. Lucovsky, Winnie C. Wu
  • Patent number: 7543003
    Abstract: A framework for data change notification includes a notification queue storing event notifications. Client applications can request event information regarding various data change events. For example, a client application can subscribe, via one or more APIs, to receive event information. The framework allows for session specific event notification mechanisms as well as durable event notification mechanisms that can be preserved across client sessions as well as server restarts. Innovative aspects of this invention include guaranteed delivery of event notifications, APIs to allow applications get summary of past events on the subscribed objects, automatic garbage collection/cleanup of notifications when a client session terminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Shukla, Chang Luo, Hua Yuan, James D. Ryseff, Johannes Klein, Lijiang Fang, Nigel R. Ellis, Siddhartha Singh, Srinivasmurthy P. Acharya
  • Publication number: 20090024654
    Abstract: Optimized storage and query of multi-value properties is enabled by generating a base table for single value properties associated with a user-defined schema and a number of row-based tables for each different type of multi-value properties. By combining multi-value properties into row-based tables or even into compatible type tables, a number of tables to be created for a database system such as SQL system is reduced at the same time optimizing create/read/update/delete operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Lei Zhao, Yanbiao Zhao, Lijiang Fang
  • Publication number: 20080281781
    Abstract: Search and filtering of documents with different metadata schemata is enabled using a single index that supports a single schema through decorated namespaces. Each metadata schema submitted to a system is assigned a unique identifier and property names associated with the schema are prefixed with the unique identifier. A single-valued, decorated property is used to indicate whether a submitted document is part of a registered schema in the system. The single-valued properties are converted to a search index table that enables resource-optimized searching and filtering of documents eliminating documents of other schemata by simply checking the association property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Lei Zhao, Prakash Sundra Krishnamoorthy, Richard Critchlow, Lijiang Fang
  • Patent number: 7302634
    Abstract: A schema-based service for Internet access to per-user services data, wherein access to data is based on each user's identity. The service includes a schema that defines rules and a structure for each user's data, and also includes methods that provide access to the data in a defined way. The services schema thus corresponds to a logical document containing the data for each user. The user manipulates (e.g., reads or writes) data in the logical document by data access requests through defined methods. In one implementation, the services schemas are arranged as XML documents, and the services provide methods that control access to the data based on the requesting user's identification, defined role and scope for that role. In this way, data can be accessed by its owner, and shared to an extent determined by the owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mark H. Lucovsky, Shaun Douglas Pierce, Steven D. White, Ramu Movva, Jagadeesh Kalki, David Benjamin Auerbach, Peter Sewall Ford, Jay Christopher Jacobs, Paul Andrew Steckler, Walter C. Hsueh, Kendall D. Keil, Burra Gopal, Suresh Kannan, Yi-Wen Guu, Samuel John George, William Raymond Hoffman, Philip Michael Smoot, Lijiang Fang, Michael B. Taylor, Winnie C. Wu, Paul J. Leach, Richard B. Ward, Yun-Qi Yuan
  • Patent number: 7206788
    Abstract: A schema-based device service that provides centralized access to per-user device data, wherein access to the device data is based on each user's identity. The device service includes a schema that defines rules and a structure for each user's data, and also includes methods that provide access to the data in a defined way. The device schema thus corresponds to a logical document containing the data for each user. A service such as a notification/alerts service accesses data in the logical document by data access requests through defined methods, such as in order to customize or modify a notification for a device based on the device characteristics. In one implementation, the device schemas are arranged as XML documents, and the services provide methods that control access to the data based on the requesting user's identification, defined role and scope for that role.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Horvitz, Paul A. Steckler, Shaun D. Pierce, Lijiang Fang, Mark H. Lucovsky, Winnie C. Wu, Rhae-Christie Shaw, George M. Moore, John M. Gehlsen, David M. Sauntry
  • Publication number: 20070050392
    Abstract: A framework for data change notification includes a notification queue storing event notifications. Client applications can request event information regarding various data change events. For example, a client application can subscribe, via one or more APIs, to receive event information. The framework allows for session specific event notification mechanisms as well as durable event notification mechanisms that can be preserved across client sessions as well as server restarts. Innovative aspects of this invention include guaranteed delivery of event notifications, APIs to allow applications get summary of past events on the subscribed objects, automatic garbage collection/cleanup of notifications when a client session terminates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Shukla, Chang Luo, Hua Yuan, James Ryseff, Johannes Klein, Lijiang Fang, Nigel Ellis, Siddhartha Singh, Srinivasmurthy Acharya