Patents by Inventor Philip Ti-Fei Su

Philip Ti-Fei Su 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: 9736095
    Abstract: A user interface in a social networking system enables users to connect to and interact with each other using a third-party communication service, such as a VoIP or video chat service. A user initiates an interaction with another user in the social networking system, which passes the users' information to the third-party communication service provider to allow it to provide the requested service. The social networking system may pass an encrypted identifier for the users so that the third-party communication service does not have access to the real identities of the social networking system's users. A user of the social networking system may use this process to video conference with users of the third-party communication service, rather than just other users of the social networking system, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip Ti-Fei Su
  • Patent number: 9736093
    Abstract: A user interface in a social networking system enables users to connect to and interact with each other using a third-party communication service, such as a VoIP or video chat service. A user initiates an interaction with another user in the social networking system, which passes the users' information to the third-party communication service provider to allow it to provide the requested service. The social networking system may pass an encrypted identifier for the users so that the third-party communication service does not have access to the real identities of the social networking system's users. A user of the social networking system may use this process to video conference with users of the third-party communication service, rather than just other users of the social networking system, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip Ti-Fei Su
  • Patent number: 9736094
    Abstract: A user interface in a social networking system enables users to connect to and interact with each other using a third-party communication service, such as a VoIP or video chat service. A user initiates an interaction with another user in the social networking system, which passes the users' information to the third-party communication service provider to allow it to provide the requested service. The social networking system may pass an encrypted identifier for the users so that the third-party communication service does not have access to the real identities of the social networking system's users. A user of the social networking system may use this process to video conference with users of the third-party communication service, rather than just other users of the social networking system, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip Ti-Fei Su
  • Publication number: 20160248821
    Abstract: A user interface in a social networking system enables users to connect to and interact with each other using a third-party communication service, such as a VoIP or video chat service. A user initiates an interaction with another user in the social networking system, which passes the users' information to the third-party communication service provider to allow it to provide the requested service. The social networking system may pass an encrypted identifier for the users so that the third-party communication service does not have access to the real identities of the social networking system's users. A user of the social networking system may use this process to video conference with users of the third-party communication service, rather than just other users of the social networking system, and vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventor: Philip Ti-Fei Su
  • Publication number: 20160248780
    Abstract: A user interface in a social networking system enables users to connect to and interact with each other using a third-party communication service, such as a VoIP or video chat service. A user initiates an interaction with another user in the social networking system, which passes the users' information to the third-party communication service provider to allow it to provide the requested service. The social networking system may pass an encrypted identifier for the users so that the third-party communication service does not have access to the real identities of the social networking system's users. A user of the social networking system may use this process to video conference with users of the third-party communication service, rather than just other users of the social networking system, and vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventor: Philip Ti-Fei Su
  • Publication number: 20160248709
    Abstract: A user interface in a social networking system enables users to connect to and interact with each other using a third-party communication service, such as a VoIP or video chat service. A user initiates an interaction with another user in the social networking system, which passes the users' information to the third-party communication service provider to allow it to provide the requested service. The social networking system may pass an encrypted identifier for the users so that the third-party communication service does not have access to the real identities of the social networking system's users. A user of the social networking system may use this process to video conference with users of the third-party communication service, rather than just other users of the social networking system, and vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventor: Philip Ti-Fei Su
  • Patent number: 9361652
    Abstract: A user interface in a social networking system enables users to connect to and interact with each other using a third-party communication service, such as a VoIP or video chat service. A user initiates an interaction with another user in the social networking system, which passes the users' information to the third-party communication service provider to allow it to provide the requested service. The social networking system may pass an encrypted identifier for the users so that the third-party communication service does not have access to the real identities of the social networking system's users. A user of the social networking system may use this process to video conference with users of the third-party communication service, rather than just other users of the social networking system, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Philip Ti-Fei Su
  • Patent number: 9274628
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention provide virtual hover zones. When a user lowers a hovering stylus while remaining within a hover zone, cursor control is modified to be more easily controllable by the user. If the user pauses the stylus in mid-air before lowering the stylus, and if the stylus remains within the hover zone, then upon touchdown the cursor may be moved to the projection of the location where the stylus was paused. Any action that may be taken in response to the touch down may be sent to the projection location as well. Also provided are cursor control zones. A dampening zone may be used to provide dampened cursor movement feedback in response to movement input provided by a pointing device. Also, a dead zone may be used to prohibit cursor movement in response to movement input provided by the pointing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander J. Kolmykov-Zotov, Emily K. Rimas-Ribikauskas, Philip Ti-Fei Su, Reed L. Townsend, Robert J. Jarrett, Steven P. Dodge
  • Publication number: 20130314316
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention provide virtual hover zones. When a user lowers a hovering stylus while remaining within a hover zone, cursor control is modified to be more easily controllable by the user. If the user pauses the stylus in mid-air before lowering the stylus, and if the stylus remains within the hover zone, then upon touchdown the cursor may be moved to the projection of the location where the stylus was paused. Any action that may be taken in response to the touch down may be sent to the projection location as well. Also provided are cursor control zones. A dampening zone may be used to provide dampened cursor movement feedback in response to movement input provided by a pointing device. Also, a dead zone may be used to prohibit cursor movement in response to movement input provided by the pointing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: ALEXANDER J. KOLMYKOV-ZOTOV, EMILY K. RIMAS-RIBIKAUSKAS, PHILIP TI-FEI SU, REED L. TOWNSEND, ROBERT J. JARRETT, STEVEN P. DODGE
  • Patent number: 8502804
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention provide virtual hover zones. When a user lowers a hovering stylus while remaining within a hover zone, cursor control is modified to be more easily controllable by the user. If the user pauses the stylus in mid-air before lowering the stylus, and if the stylus remains within the hover zone, then upon touchdown the cursor may be moved to the projection of the location where the stylus was paused. Any action that may be taken in response to the touch down may be sent to the projection location as well. Also provided are cursor control zones. A dampening zone may be used to provide dampened cursor movement feedback in response to movement input provided by a pointing device. Also, a dead zone may be used to prohibit cursor movement in response to movement input provided by the pointing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander J. Kolmykov-Zotov, Emily K. Rimas-Ribikauskas, Philip Ti-Fei Su, Reed L. Townsend, Robert J. Jarrett, Steven P. Dodge
  • Publication number: 20130007122
    Abstract: A user interface in a social networking system enables users to connect to and interact with each other using a third-party communication service, such as a VoIP or video chat service. A user initiates an interaction with another user in the social networking system, which passes the users' information to the third-party communication service provider to allow it to provide the requested service. The social networking system may pass an encrypted identifier for the users so that the third-party communication service does not have access to the real identities of the social networking system's users. A user of the social networking system may use this process to video conference with users of the third-party communication service, rather than just other users of the social networking system, and vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Philip Ti-Fei Su
  • Patent number: 7966368
    Abstract: Systems and methods useful in communicating messages over a peer-to-peer network, optionally over transient connections to participants in a collaborative session (e.g., an “electronic whiteboard” session), are described. Examples include establishing a session for data transfer, wherein participants easily enter and leave the session without losing data or connections between the participants. Participants in a session may gain access to and catch up with data previously transmitted. Various data structures are useful for communicating messages. Such data structures may be used for transmitting message data or identification data to participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Philip Ti-Fei Su, Robert J. Jarrett
  • Patent number: 7793230
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates conveying enhanced query results. An interface component can receive a query corresponding to data. A visual component can employ a search result based at least in part upon the query, wherein the search result includes a graphic identifying a location of at least one term of the query within the queried data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Burns, Harry Kaplanian, Zoltan C. Szilagyi, Philip Ti-Fei Su
  • Publication number: 20100207904
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention provide virtual hover zones. When a user lowers a hovering stylus while remaining within a hover zone, cursor control is modified to be more easily controllable by the user. If the user pauses the stylus in mid-air before lowering the stylus, and if the stylus remains within the hover zone, then upon touchdown the cursor may be moved to the projection of the location where the stylus was paused. Any action that may be taken in response to the touch down may be sent to the projection location as well. Also provided are cursor control zones. A dampening zone may be used to provide dampened cursor movement feedback in response to movement input provided by a pointing device. Also, a dead zone may be used to prohibit cursor movement in response to movement input provided by the pointing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: ALEXANDER J. KOLMYKOV-ZOTOV, EMILY K. RIMAS-RIBIKAUSKAS, PHILIP TI-FEI SU, REED L. TOWNSEND, ROBERT J. JARRETT, STEVEN P. DODGE
  • Patent number: 7728825
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention provide virtual hover zones. When a user lowers a hovering stylus while remaining within a hover zone, cursor control is modified to be more easily controllable by the user. If the user pauses the stylus in mid-air before lowering the stylus, and if the stylus remains within the hover zone, then upon touchdown the cursor may be moved to the projection of the location where the stylus was paused. Any action that may be taken in response to the touch down may be sent to the projection location as well. Also provided are cursor control zones. A dampening zone may be used to provide dampened cursor movement feedback in response to movement input provided by a pointing device. Also, a dead zone may be used to prohibit cursor movement in response to movement input provided by the pointing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander J. Kolmykov-Zotov, Emily K. Rimas-Ribikauskas, Philip Ti-Fei Su, Reed L. Townsend, Robert J. Jarrett, Steven P. Dodge
  • Patent number: 7653629
    Abstract: A locking arrangement for data structures is provided that prevents deadlocks, but still allows different threads to simultaneously obtain locks on different nodes of a data structure for both read and write operations. The locking system differentiates locks based on a priority hierarchy. The locking system will fail a request to lock one or more resources in a data structure if access to those resources has already been restricted by a conflicting lock of an equal or higher priority. The locking system may also employ preemptable and non-preemptable locks such that, if a preemptable lock with a lower priority has restricted access to resources, then the locking system will preempt the lower priority lock in favor of a conflicting higher priority lock. Alternately, if a non-preemptable lock with a lower priority has restricted access to resources, then the locking system will wait until the lower priority lock is removed before implementing a requested conflicting higher priority lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Zoltan C Szilagyi, Matthew Paul Rhoten, Philip Ti-Fei Su
  • Patent number: 7525963
    Abstract: Methods for bridging subnet broadcasts across subnet boundaries include: (a) receiving a first broadcast message that originates in a first subnet; (b) sending the first broadcast message to a second subnet; and (c) broadcasting the first broadcast message on the second subnet, wherein the first broadcast message is not sent from the second subnet back to the first subnet and/or it is not rebroadcast on the first subnet. Other methods of processing broadcast messages include: (a) receiving a first broadcast message on a first subnet; (b) determining whether the first broadcast message originated in the first subnet; and (c) when the first broadcast message originated in the first subnet, sending the first broadcast message to a second subnet. Such methods may further include, at least in some examples, marking the first broadcast message to indicate that it originated from the first subnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Philip Ti-Fei Su, Robert J. Jarrett
  • Patent number: 7505048
    Abstract: Various techniques are disclosed for easily and accurately estimating the amount of overlap between two or more polygons. With various examples of these techniques, a pattern of objects, such as points, is provided over the entire area of the first polygon. The amount of objects within the first polygon then is determined, as is the amount of objects within the first polygon that also are located within the second polygon. The ratio of the amount of objects located within both the first polygon and the second polygon to the total amount of objects located within the first polygon then provides an estimate of the amount of the first polygon overlapped by the second polygon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Philip Ti-Fei Su
  • Publication number: 20080168045
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates generating a content rank that includes at least one quantitative measurement to ascertain the importance of a literary work and/or media. An interface component can receive data related to a query. A rank component can employ a content rank based on a quantitative measurement to ascertain an objective ranking of the queried content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dzmitry Suponau, Eric L. Burns, Harry Kaplanian, Jay R. Girotto, Jon Michael Buschman, Philip Ti-Fei Su, Yue Liu, Zarah Johnson-Morris
  • Publication number: 20080134033
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates conveying enhanced query results. An interface component can receive a query corresponding to data. A visual component can employ a search result based at least in part upon the query, wherein the search result includes a graphic identifying a location of at least one term of the query within the queried data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric L. Burns, Harry Kaplanian, Zoltan C. Szilagyi, Philip Ti-Fei Su