Patents by Inventor Stephen Philip Hiller

Stephen Philip Hiller 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: 10193841
    Abstract: Techniques for onboarding users to various product features are described. According to various embodiments, information identifying a set of candidate onboarding content items associated with an email type of an email to be transmitted to a particular member of an online social network service is accessed. Thereafter, a first subset of the candidate onboarding content items is removed from the set, responsive to determining that the particular member has already been onboarded to products associated with the candidate onboarding content items in the first subset. Further, a second subset of the candidate onboarding content items is removed from the set, responsive to determining that the particular member has previously viewed and not interacted with the candidate onboarding content items in the second subset. A specific onboarding content item is then dynamically selected from the remaining set of candidate onboarding content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Yuan, Vidya Chandrasekaran, Wynn Chen, Stephen Philip Hiller, Benjamin Lai, Bruno Pereira Medeiros, John Reilly
  • Publication number: 20160036750
    Abstract: Techniques for onboarding users to various product features are described. According to various embodiments, information identifying a set of candidate onboarding content items associated with an email type of an email to be transmitted to a particular member of an online social network service is accessed. Thereafter, a first subset of the candidate onboarding content items is removed from the set, responsive to determining that the particular member has already been onboarded to products associated with the candidate onboarding content items in the first subset. Further, a second subset of the candidate onboarding content items is removed from the set, responsive to determining that the particular member has previously viewed and not interacted with the candidate onboard* content items in the second subset. A specific onboarding content item is then dynamically selected from the remaining set of candidate onboarding content items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Lawrence Yuan, Vidya Chandrasekaran, Wynn Chen, Stephen Philip Hiller, Benjamin Lai, Bruno Pereira Medeiros, John Reilly