Patents by Inventor Saurab Nog

Saurab Nog 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: 8244766
    Abstract: A data search and retrieval system that, in response to a search query, applies a model to search results to generate information to be returned to a user. The model may define characteristics of a persona such that the application of the model generates information consistent with the persona. A persona may be an individual person or a group of people having shared characteristics. A user may be presented with a list of identifiers of available models of personae. When the user selects a model of a particular persona to be applied, the information generated in return to the user may be consistent with the characteristics associated with the selected persona.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Saurab Nog, Jason A. Wolf, John A. Payne
  • Publication number: 20110270628
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness with which entities or entities may be compared and contrasted across one or more dimensions. Some embodiments present on a user interface (UI) a small, visually navigable collection of entities, from which the user may select a “focus” entity that may then be compared with other entities of interest. The UI may employ a visual organization scheme that organizes information on entities according to one or more dimensions, which may be predefined and/or configurable. Embodiments may facilitate rapid cognition of the manner in which information is presented and organized, and enable a user to quickly and easily discern dissimilarities and/or similarities between the focus entity and one or more other selected entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Saurab Nog, Jason A. Wolf, John A. Payne
  • Publication number: 20110270864
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness with which entities or entities may be compared and contrasted across one or more dimensions. Some embodiments present on a user interface (UI) a small, visually navigable collection of entities, from which the user may select a “focus” entity that may then be compared with other entities of interest. The UI may employ a visual organization scheme that organizes information on entities according to one or more dimensions, which may be predefined and/or configurable. Embodiments may facilitate rapid cognition of the manner in which information is presented and organized, and enable a user to quickly and easily discern dissimilarities and/or similarities between the focus entity and one or more other selected entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Saurab Nog, Jason A. Wolf, John A. Payne
  • Publication number: 20110264512
    Abstract: As a result of the system, effective advertisements may be created using only the structured data from the seller. The difficulty of determining keywords to bid on is eliminated as the system determines the keywords from the structured data. In addition, the structure data is used to create the text and images for an advertisement. The seller supplies the sales data and the system creates advertisement based on the sales data. In addition, the system may be able to create and adjust bids on keywords to better optimize sales.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lawrence William Colagiovanni, Rupesh Mane, Arun Sacheti, Saurab Nog, Derek Keng Choi, Phanindra Kanumuri
  • Publication number: 20110252014
    Abstract: A data search and retrieval system that, in response to a search query, applies a model to search results to generate information to be returned to a user. The model may define characteristics of a persona such that the application of the model generates information consistent with the persona. A persona may be an individual person or a group of people having shared characteristics. A user may be presented with a list of identifiers of available models of personae. When the user selects a model of a particular persona to be applied, the information generated in return to the user may be consistent with the characteristics associated with the selected persona.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Saurab Nog, Jason A. Wolf, John A. Payne
  • Patent number: 7853719
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that perform automatic URL analysis and correction in a computing system. The systems and methods automatically detect misentered or incorrect URLs, analyzing the invalid URLs with respect intelligent rules and valid URLs, and where a high likelihood exists for alternative URLs being intended, the alternative URLs are presented to the user as suggestions. The URLs used for comparison to the URL input may be collected through multiple channels or from multiple sources, which may be dynamically updated sources, including URLs commonly or newly found on the Web, users' favorite URLs and the like, as well as URLs from a standard URL list or database, all of which may be from one or more multi-lingual domain. In various embodiments, the alternative URL(s) are automatically presented when there is a very high confidence that the alternatives are desirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jian Cao, Zhanliang Chen, Saurab Nog
  • Patent number: 7664023
    Abstract: A method includes advertising a policy characterizing communication properties supported by a node. The policy may be distributed to another node in response to a request for the policy. Policy expressions in the policy include one or more assertions that may be grouped and related to each other in a plurality of ways. A system includes a policy generator for generating at least one policy characterizing properties of a node. A policy retriever retrieves a policy from another node and a message generator generates a message to the other node, wherein the message conforms to the policy from the other node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Levin, Erik B. Christensen, Saurab Nog, Donald F. Box, Christopher G. Kaler, Giovanni M. Della-Libera, Alfred Lee, IV, David Wortendyke
  • Patent number: 7627681
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for relaying messages through firewalls. A message relay negotiates first communication parameters with relay components inside a firewall and (potentially different) second communication parameters with applications outside the firewall. The message relay receives a message from an outside application in accordance with the second negotiated parameters and maps an electronic address in the received message to an inside application. The message relay transforms the message and sends the transformed message over an established connection through the firewall to a relay component in accordance with the first negotiated parameters. The relay component receives the transformed message and transforms the transformed message back into the message. The relay component delivers the message to the inside application in accordance with the second negotiated parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Saurab Nog, Alfred McClung Lee, IV, Cesar M. Ruiz-Meraz, Umesh Madan
  • Patent number: 7512957
    Abstract: A web services namespace pertains to an infrastructure for enabling creation of a wide variety of applications. The infrastructure provides a foundation for building message-based applications of various scale and complexity. The infrastructure or framework provides APIs for basic messaging, secure messaging, reliable messaging and transacted messaging. In some embodiments, the associated APIs are factored into a hierarchy of namespaces in a manner that balances utility, usability, extensibility and versionability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Shy Cohen, Geary L. Eppley, Douglas M. Purdy, James E. Johnson, Stephen J. Millet, Stephen T. Swartz, Vijay K. Gajjala, Aaron Abraham Stern, Alexander Martin DeJarnatt, Alfred M. Lee, IV, Anand Rjagopalan, Anastasios Kasiolas, Chaitanya D. Upadhyay, Christopher G. Kaler, Craig Andrew Critchley, David Edwin Levin, David Owen Driver, David Wortendyke, Douglas A. Walter, Elliot Lee Waingold, Erik Bo Christensen, Erin P. Honeycutt, Eugene Shvets, Evgeny Osovetsky, Giovanni M. Della-Libera, Jesus Ruiz-Scougall, John David Doty, Jonathan T. Wheeler, Kapil Gupta, Kenneth David Wolf, Krishnan Srinivasan, Lance E. Olson, Matthew Thomas Tavis, Mauro Ottaviani, Max Attar Feingold, Michael James Coulson, Michael Jon Marucheck, Michael Steven Vernal, Michael Thomas Dice, Mohamed-Hany Essam Ramadan, Mohammad Makarechian, Natasha Harish Jethanandani, Richard Dievendorff, Richard Douglas Hill, Ryan Thomas Sturgell, Saurab Nog, Scott Christopher Seely, Serge Sverdlov, Siddhartha Puri, Sowmyanarayanan K. Srinivasan, Stefan Batres, Stefan Harrington Pharies, Tirunelveli Vishwanath, Tomasz Janczuk, Uday S. Hegde, Umesh Madan, Vaithialingam B. Balayogan, Vipul Arunkant Modi, Yaniv Pessach, Yasser Shohoud
  • Patent number: 7428735
    Abstract: In accordance with certain aspects of extensible configuration handlers, a method of using a configuration file to generate one or more components that are accessible to an application comprises a two-phase process. In a first phase, a plurality of components defined in a configuration file are created. In the second phase, one or more of the plurality of components are notified of the presence of the other components in the plurality of components. In accordance with certain other aspects of the extensible configuration handlers, the configuration handlers defined in a configuration file are nested configuration handlers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Saurab Nog, Erik B. Christensen
  • Publication number: 20070226356
    Abstract: A method includes advertising a policy characterizing communication properties supported by a node. The policy may be distributed to another node in response to a request for the policy. Policy expressions in the policy include one or more assertions that may be grouped and related to each other in a plurality of ways. A system includes a policy generator for generating at least one policy characterizing properties of a node. A policy retriever retrieves a policy from another node and a message generator generates a message to the other node, wherein the message conforms to the policy from the other node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Levin, Erik Christensen, Saurab Nog, Donald Box, Christopher Kaler, Giovanni Della-Libera, Alfred Lee, David Wortendyke
  • Patent number: 7243157
    Abstract: A method includes advertising a policy characterizing communication properties supported by a node. The policy may be distributed to another node in response to a request for the policy. Policy expressions in the policy include one or more assertions that may be grouped and related to each other in a plurality of ways. A system includes a policy generator for generating at least one policy characterizing properties of a node. A policy retriever retrieves a policy from another node and a message generator generates a message to the other node, wherein the message conforms to the policy from the other node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Levin, Erik B. Christensen, Saurab Nog, Donald F. Box, Christopher G. Kaler, Giovanni M. Della-Libera, Alfred Lee, IV, David Wortendyke
  • Publication number: 20070022164
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for relaying messages through firewalls. A message relay negotiates first communication parameters with relay components inside a firewall and (potentially different) second communication parameters with applications outside the firewall. The message relay receives a message from an outside application in accordance with the second negotiated parameters and maps an electronic address in the received message to an inside application. The message relay transforms the message and sends the transformed message over an established connection through the firewall to a relay component in accordance with the first negotiated parameters. The relay component receives the transformed message and transforms the transformed message back into the message. The relay component delivers the message to the inside application in accordance with the second negotiated parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Saurab Nog, Alfred Lee, Cesar Ruiz-Meraz, Umesh Madan
  • Publication number: 20060150200
    Abstract: A web services namespace pertains to an infrastructure for enabling creation of a wide variety of applications. The infrastructure provides a foundation for building message-based applications of various scale and complexity. The infrastructure or framework provides APIs for basic messaging, secure messaging, reliable messaging and transacted messaging. In some embodiments, the associated APIs are factored into a hierarchy of namespaces in a manner that balances utility, usability, extensibility and versionability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Shy Cohen, Geary Eppley, Douglas Purdy, James Johnson, Stephen Millet, Stephen Swartz, Vijay Gajjala, Aaron Stern, Alexander DeJarnatt, Alfred Lee, Anand Rjagopalan, Anastasios Kasiolas, Chaitanya Upadhyay, Christopher Kaler, Craig Critchley, David Levin, David Driver, David Wortendyke, Douglas Walter, Elliot Waingold, Erik Christensen, Erin Honeycutt, Eugene Shvets, Evgeny Osovetsky, Giovanni Della-Libera, Jesus Ruiz-Scougall, John Doty, Jonathan Wheeler, Kapil Gupta, Kenneth Wolf, Krishnan Srinivasan, Lance Olson, Matthew Tavis, Mauro Ottaviani, Max Feingold, Michael Coulson, Michael Marucheck, Michael Vernal, Michael Dice, Mohamed-Hany Ramadan, Mohammad Makarechian, Natasha Jethanandani, Richard Dievendorff, Richard Hill, Ryan Sturgell, Saurab Nog, Scott Seely, Serge Sverdlov, Siddhartha Puri, Sowmyanarayanan Srinivasan, Stefan Batres, Stefan Pharies, Tirunelveli Vishwanath, Tomasz Janczuk, Uday Hegde, Umesh Madan, Vaithialingam Balayogan, Vipul Modi, Yaniv Pessach, Yasser Shohoud
  • Patent number: 7035845
    Abstract: A search engine receives a search query from a user and forwards the received query to a partner by way of a call to a generic proxy with the query for the partner. The generic proxy receives and processes the query, forwards the processed query to the partner, receives search results responsive to the forwarded query from the partner, and processes the received search results, all according to the configuration information corresponding to the partner. The generic proxy then forwards the processed search results to the search engine for further forwarding to the querying user. Accordingly, each of several partners has corresponding configuration information unique thereto and only the generic proxy need be developed for all of the several partners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Yao, Eric Watson, Saurab Nog, David Snelling
  • Publication number: 20050198098
    Abstract: A method includes advertising a policy characterizing communication properties supported by a node. The policy may be distributed to another node in response to a request for the policy. Policy expressions in the policy include one or more assertions that may be grouped and related to each other in a plurality of ways. A system includes a policy generator for generating at least one policy characterizing properties of a node. A policy retriever retrieves a policy from another node and a message generator generates a message to the other node, wherein the message conforms to the policy from the other node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: David Levin, Erik Christensen, Saurab Nog, Donald Box, Christopher Kaler, Giovanni Della-Libera, Alfred Lee, David Wortendyke
  • Publication number: 20050198351
    Abstract: Implementations are described and claimed herein for content-based routing of messages in an overlay network. According to an exemplary implementation, routing nodes receive messages and return routing policies to the sending node based at least in part on content of the message. The routing policies include instructions for redirecting similar messages to other nodes in the overlay network. The sending node determines which policies to apply to the message. The sending node may then iterate through the routing policies, modifying the address in the message according to instructions included in the routing policies so that the message is sent, e.g., directly to the intended destination. Accordingly, the sending node is able to bypass one or more intermediary nodes to reduce latency in the overlay network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Saurab Nog, Alfred Lee, David Levin
  • Publication number: 20050177711
    Abstract: In accordance with certain aspects of extensible configuration handlers, a method of using a configuration file to generate one or more components that are accessible to an application comprises a two-phase process. In a first phase, a plurality of components defined in a configuration file are created. In the second phase, one or more of the plurality of components are notified of the presence of the other components in the plurality of components. In accordance with certain other aspects of the extensible configuration handlers, the configuration handlers defined in a configuration file are nested configuration handlers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Saurab Nog, Erik Christensen
  • Publication number: 20030217045
    Abstract: A search engine receives a search query from a user and forwards the received query to a partner by way of a call to a generic proxy with the query for the partner. The generic proxy receives and processes the query, forwards the processed query to the partner, receives search results responsive to the forwarded query from the partner, and processes the received search results, all according to the configuration information corresponding to the partner. The generic proxy then forwards the processed search results to the search engine for further forwarding to the querying user. Accordingly, each of several partners has corresponding configuration information unique thereto and only the generic proxy need be developed for all of the several partners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventors: Steven Yao, Eric Watson, Saurab Nog, David Snelling