Patents by Inventor Vanessa Graham Murdock

Vanessa Graham Murdock 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: 10242114
    Abstract: A method is provided of enriching an entry for an entity in a local index of a search engine with tags. The method comprises obtaining location-related social media messages from within a neighborhood of an entity; determining from the obtained messages one or more terms that are unique to the entity; individually determining one or more co-occurring terms for the one or more unique terms; and using the one or more co-occurring term as tags to label the entity in the local index. Furthermore, a method is provided of retrieving social media messages associated with search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Riham Hassan Abdel-Moneim Mansour, Joseph W. Pepper, Nesma Abd El-Hakim Refaei, Diaa Mohamed Abdel Moneim Abdallah, Vanessa Graham Murdock
  • Patent number: 10216831
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a first computing device accesses a first search query issued by a user and one or more first documents identified in response to the first search query; determines a first set of tokens for each of the first documents; and transmits the first documents and their associated first sets of tokens to a second computing device associated with the user for display to the user, wherein: each of the first documents is displayed together with its associated first set of tokens; and the tokens of each of the first sets of tokens are visually distinguished based on the concepts they represent and their levels of relevance with respect to the first document associated with the first set of tokens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Excalibur IP, LLC
    Inventor: Vanessa Graham Murdock
  • Publication number: 20150186530
    Abstract: A method is provided of enriching an entry for an entity in a local index of a search engine with tags. The method comprises obtaining location-related social media messages from within a neighborhood of an entity; determining from the obtained messages one or more terms that are unique to the entity; individually determining one or more co-occurring terms for the one or more unique terms; and using the one or more co-occurring term as tags to label the entity in the local index. Furthermore, a method is provided of retrieving social media messages associated with search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Riham Hassan Abdel-Moneim Mansour, Joseph W. Pepper, Nesma Abd El-Hakim Refaei, Diaa Mohamed Abdel Moneim Abdallah, Vanessa Graham Murdock
  • Publication number: 20110289080
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a first computing device accesses a first search query issued by a user and one or more first documents identified in response to the first search query; determines a first set of tokens for each of the first documents; and transmits the first documents and their associated first sets of tokens to a second computing device associated with the user for display to the user, wherein: each of the first documents is displayed together with its associated first set of tokens; and the tokens of each of the first sets of tokens are visually distinguished based on the concepts they represent and their levels of relevance with respect to the first document associated with the first set of tokens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventor: Vanessa Graham Murdock