Patents by Inventor Michael Conover

Michael Conover 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: 10762583
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system uses one or more queries of a data set to aggregate one or more measurements of user engagement with a set of content items within a second-degree network of a member. Next, the system calculates one or more metrics from the one or more measurements. The system then ranks the set of content items by the one or more metrics. Finally, the system uses the ranking to present one or more of the content items in a content feed to the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Conover, Timothy P. Jurka, Claire D. McGinty, Quinn Z. Shen
  • Patent number: 10559319
    Abstract: A method of forming a recording head for use with a data storage medium in a data storage device. The method includes forming first and second writers of different target geometries. A first recording measurement is performed on one or more storage media using the first writer. A second recording measurement is performed on the one or more storage media using the second writer. Based on a comparison of the first and second recording measurements to a predetermined quantity, either the first writer or the second writer is selected to be operational in the data storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Wiesen, Javier Guzman, Joseph Mundenar, Michael Conover
  • Patent number: 10504191
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system calculates one or more quantiles from a distribution of historic user engagement with content within a member segment of a social network. Next, the system performs a comparison of the one or more quantiles with a current measurement of user engagement with a content item within the member segment. When the comparison indicates that the current measurement of user engagement exceeds a threshold, the system presents the content item to one or more members in the member segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Conover, Timothy P. Jurka, Claire D. McGinty, Quinn Z. Shen
  • Publication number: 20190221229
    Abstract: A method of forming a recording head for use with a data storage medium in a data storage device. The method includes forming first and second writers of different target geometries. A first recording measurement is performed on one or more storage media using the first writer. A second recording measurement is performed on the one or more storage media using the second writer. Based on a comparison of the first and second recording measurements to a predetermined quantity, either the first writer or the second writer is selected to be operational in the data storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Kurt Wiesen, Javier Guzman, Joseph Mundenar, Michael Conover
  • Patent number: 10325619
    Abstract: A method of forming a recording head for use with a data storage medium in a data storage device. The method includes forming first and second writers of different target geometries. A first recording measurement is performed on one or more storage media using the first writer. A second recording measurement is performed on the one or more storage media using the second writer. Based on a comparison of the first and second recording measurements to a predetermined quantity, either the first writer or the second writer is selected to be operational in the data storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Wiesen, Javier Guzman, Joseph Mundenar, Michael Conover
  • Patent number: 10255933
    Abstract: A method of forming a recording head for use with a data storage medium in a data storage device. The method includes forming first and second writers of different target geometries. A first recording measurement is performed on one or more storage media using the first writer. A second recording measurement is performed on the one or more storage media using the second writer. Based on a comparison of the first and second recording measurements to a predetermined quantity, either the first writer or the second writer is selected to be operational in the data storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Wiesen, Javier Guzman, Joseph Mundenar, Michael Conover
  • Patent number: 10042897
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains one or more metrics associated with user interaction with a set of content items in a member segment of a social network. Next, the system ranks the set of content items by the one or more metrics. The system then generates a content pool for the member segment based on the ranking of the content items. Finally, the system creates a content feed from the content pool for presentation to a user in the member segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy P. Jurka, Patrick A. Chase, Claire D. McGinty, Andrew O. Hatch, Alejandro Jorge Perez, Michael Conover, Samuel Stokes, Gregory W. Bayer, Akshay D. Kothari, Ankit Gupta
  • Publication number: 20180082714
    Abstract: A method of forming a recording head for use with a data storage medium in a data storage device. The method includes forming first and second writers of different target geometries. A first recording measurement is performed on one or more storage media using the first writer. A second recording measurement is performed on the one or more storage media using the second writer. Based on a comparison of the first and second recording measurements to a predetermined quantity, either the first writer or the second writer is selected to be operational in the data storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Kurt Wiesen, Javier Guzman, Joseph Mundenar, Michael Conover
  • Patent number: 9865301
    Abstract: A method of forming a recording head for use with a data storage medium in a data storage device. The method includes forming first and second writers of different target geometries. A first recording measurement is performed on one or more storage media using the first writer. A second recording measurement is performed on the one or more storage media using the second writer. Based on a comparison of the first and second recording measurements to a predetermined quantity, either the first writer or the second writer is selected to be operational in the data storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Wiesen, Javier Guzman, Joseph Mundenar, Michael Conover
  • Publication number: 20170262762
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system calculates one or more quantiles from a distribution of historic user engagement with content within a member segment of a social network. Next, the system performs a comparison of the one or more quantiles with a current measurement of user engagement with a content item within the member segment. When the comparison indicates that the current measurement of user engagement exceeds a threshold, the system presents the content item to one or more members in the member segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Conover, Timothy P. Jurka, Claire D. McGinty, Quinn Z. Shen
  • Publication number: 20170262532
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system uses one or more queries of a data set to aggregate one or more measurements of user engagement with a set of content items within a second-degree network of a member. Next, the system calculates one or more metrics from the one or more measurements. The system then ranks the set of content items by the one or more metrics. Finally, the system uses the ranking to present one or more of the content items in a content feed to the member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Conover, Timothy P. Jurka, Claire D. McGinty, Quinn Z. Shen
  • Publication number: 20170214589
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for facilitating interaction within a social network. During operation, the system obtains a graph of a social network, wherein the graph includes a set of nodes representing members of the social network and a set of edges representing relationships between pairs of the members. Next, the system uses the graph to identify a subset of the members with high betweenness centrality within a subgraph that includes a first group in the social network and a second group in the social network. The system then outputs an indication of high betweenness centrality for the subset of the members to facilitate interaction between the first and second groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Conover
  • Publication number: 20160350310
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains one or more metrics associated with user interaction with a set of content items in a member segment of a social network. Next, the system ranks the set of content items by the one or more metrics. The system then generates a content pool for the member segment based on the ranking of the content items. Finally, the system creates a content feed from the content pool for presentation to a user in the member segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: LINKEDIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy P. Jurka, Patrick A. Chase, Claire D. McGinty, Andrew O. Hatch, Alejandro Jorge Perez, Michael Conover, Samuel Stokes, Gregory W. Bayer, Akshay D. Kothari, Ankit Gupta
  • Publication number: 20160350669
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of content pools for a user, wherein each content pool in the set of content pools includes a set of content items associated with user activity in a member segment of a social network. Next, the system calculates a set of probabilities of clicking the content items in the content pool. The system then uses the probabilities to order the content items with other content items from other content pools into a content feed for the user. Finally, the system presents the content feed to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: LINKEDIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy P. Jurka, Patrick A. Chase, Claire D. McGinty, Andrew O. Hatch, Alejandro Jorge Perez, Michael Conover, Samuel Stokes, Gregory W. Bayer, Akshay D. Kothari, Ankit Gupta
  • Publication number: 20160261544
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for facilitating interaction within a social network. During operation, the system obtains a set of clusters of users in a graph of a social network, wherein the graph includes a set of nodes representing the users and a set of edges representing relationships between pairs of the users. Next, the system identifies low connectivity between a first cluster and second cluster in the set of clusters and high compatibility between a first user from the first cluster and a second user from the second cluster. The system then generates, based on the high compatibility, an introduction of the first and second users to facilitate increased interaction between the first and second users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: Linkedln Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Conover
  • Patent number: 9330125
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a reputation system. The reputation system includes a ranking apparatus that obtains a set of reputation scores for one or more dimensions of a set of items in the reputation system and generates a ranking of the items based on the reputation scores and the one or more quantiles. The reputation system also includes a query-processing apparatus that obtains a query comprising the one or more dimensions and one or more quantiles associated with the one or more dimensions and provides the ranking in a response to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Mario S. Rodriguez, Viet Thuc Ha, Jessica V. Zuniga, Mathieu Bastian, Michael Conover
  • Publication number: 20150262081
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a reputation system. The reputation system includes a statistical model associated with a set of items and a set of dimensions of the items in the reputation system, wherein the statistical model is trained using a positive class and a negative class. The reputation system also includes a scoring apparatus that applies the statistical model to a set of features for each of the items to estimate a set of reputation scores for the items. Finally, the reputation system includes a ranking apparatus that enables use of the set of reputation scores in the reputation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Mario S. Rodriguez, Viet Thuc Ha, Jessica V. Zuniga, Mathieu Bastian, Michael Conover
  • Publication number: 20150261759
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a reputation system. The reputation system includes a ranking apparatus that obtains a set of reputation scores for one or more dimensions of a set of items in the reputation system and generates a ranking of the items based on the reputation scores and the one or more quantiles. The reputation system also includes a query-processing apparatus that obtains a query comprising the one or more dimensions and one or more quantiles associated with the one or more dimensions and provides the ranking in a response to the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Mario S. Rodriguez, Viet Thuc Ha, Jessica V. Zuniga, Mathieu Bastian, Michael Conover
  • Patent number: 9135573
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a reputation system. The reputation system includes a statistical model associated with a set of items and a set of dimensions of the items in the reputation system, wherein the statistical model is trained using a positive class and a negative class. The reputation system also includes a scoring apparatus that applies the statistical model to a set of features for each of the items to estimate a set of reputation scores for the items. Finally, the reputation system includes a ranking apparatus that enables use of the set of reputation scores in the reputation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Mario S. Rodriguez, Viet Thuc Ha, Jessica V. Zuniga, Mathieu Bastian, Michael Conover
  • Patent number: 9081825
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a reputation system. The reputation system includes a ranking apparatus that obtains a set of reputation scores for one or more dimensions of a set of items in the reputation system and generates a ranking of the items based on the reputation scores and the one or more quantiles. The reputation system also includes a query-processing apparatus that obtains a query comprising the one or more dimensions and one or more quantiles associated with the one or more dimensions and provides the ranking in a response to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Mario S. Rodriguez, Viet Thuc Ha, Jessica V. Zuniga, Mathieu Bastian, Michael Conover