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Natasa Milic Frayling, Brett D Brewer, Eric Watson, Eddie L Mays III, Ralph Sommerer: Systems and methods for enhancing search query results. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, June 29, 2010: US07747611 (27 worldwide citation)

The present invention leverages search query result page thumbnails and/or search query result link content evaluations to provide user-dependent enhanced search query results. This provides a simplified means to inform a user of the relevancy of search query results based on the user's preferences, ...


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Oliver Hurst Hiller, Eric B Watson, Eddie L Mays: System and method for a unified and blended search. Microsoft Corporation, Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, March 18, 2008: US07346613 (25 worldwide citation)

A system, method, and computer-accessible medium for a unified search of disparate resources are provided. The system and method determine the most relevant disparate resources in which to search and blend the most relevant results from the search for presentation to the user in an integrated manner ...


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Dane A Glasgow, Eddie L Mays, Neel I Murarka: Systems and methods for configuring a user interface having a menu. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, February 15, 2011: US07890888 (14 worldwide citation)

Systems and Methods for configuration of a menu for display via a user interface are described. In an implementation, a method includes monitoring text input by a user via a user interface. A menu is configured, based on the monitoring, to display actions to be performed using the text. In another i ...


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Natasa Milic Frayling, Brett D Brewer, Eric Watson, Eddie L Mays III, Ralph Sommerer: Systems and methods for enhancing search query results. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy Bacon L, August 7, 2012: US08239377 (1 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present invention leverage search query result page thumbnails and search query result link content evaluations to provide user-dependent enhanced search query results. This provides a simplified means to inform a user of the relevancy of search query results based on the user's p ...


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Oliver Hurst Hiller, Eric B Watson, Eddie L Mays: System and method for a unified and blended search. Microsoft Corporation, Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness Pllc, July 28, 2005: US20050165777-A1

A system, method, and computer-accessible medium for a unified search of disparate resources are provided. The system and method determine the most relevant disparate resources in which to search and blend the most relevant results from the search for presentation to the user in an integrated manner ...


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Eddie L Mays, Oliver Hurst Hiller: System and method for generating contextual survey sequence for search results. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, August 3, 2006: US20060173820-A1

A system and related techniques generate a survey to capture a user's feedback about the quality of search results, in a continuous context with the user's Web page or other search activity. A survey frame inviting the user to undertake a set of search questions may be presented within a set of page ...