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William H. Gates III
Raymond E Ozzie, William H Gates III, Gary W Flake, Thomas F Bergstraesser, Arnold N Blinn, Christopher W Brumme, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Nishant V Dani, Dane A Glasgow, Daniel S Glasser, Alexander G Gounares, James R Larus, Matthew B MacLaurin, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Debi P Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L Snyder Jr, Chandramohan A Thekkath, David R Treadwell III, Melora Zaner Godsey: Personal data mining. Microsoft Corporation, Hope Baldauff Hartman, April 19, 2011: US07930197 (105 worldwide citation)

Personal data mining mechanisms and methods are employed to identify relevant information that otherwise would likely remain undiscovered. Users supply personal data that can be analyzed in conjunction with data associated with a plurality of other users to provide useful information that can improv ...


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William H. Gates III
Christopher D Payne, Eric J Horvitz, Alexander G Gounares, Susan T Dumais, Kyle G Peltonen, Gary W Flake, Xuedong D Huang, William H Gates III, John C Platt, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Joshua T Goodman, Christopher A Meek, Ramez Naam, Raymond E Ozzie, Eric D Brill: Entity-specific search model. Microsoft Corporation, Hope Baldauff Hartman, October 26, 2010: US07822762 (8 worldwide citation)

A system that employs an explicitly and/or implicitly trained model in order to return entity-specific computer-based search results is provided. The innovation can provide for a customized search model that focuses search in connection with achieving information that is meaningful with respect to g ...


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Jeffrey A Aaron: Non-invasive monitoring of the effectiveness of electronic security services. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Hope Baldauff Hartman, March 24, 2009: US07509675 (157 worldwide citation)

Systems for the non-invasive monitoring of the effectiveness of a customer's electronic security services include a test generation engine for generating and launching a denatured attack towards a customer's network. A monitoring and evaluation agent is operatively coupled to the test generation eng ...


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Charles Lutz, Nicole LaTrese Nall, Daniel Spain, Olyn Ray Sexton Sr: Proactive analysis of communication network problems. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Hope Baldauff Hartman, July 5, 2011: US07974387 (122 worldwide citation)

Customer problem reports are collected and analyzed in order to monitor, analyze, and proactively prevent the same or similar problems from reoccurring in the future. A selection of customer problem reports are received and may be prioritized for analysis. Associated network elements may be schedule ...


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Matthew R Richardson, Eric D Brill, Robert J Ragno, Robert L Rounthwaite: Using popularity data for ranking. Microsoft Corporation, Hope Baldauff Hartman, August 24, 2010: US07783632 (76 worldwide citation)

A unique ranking system and method that facilitates improving the ranking and ordering of objects to further enhance the quality, accuracy, and delivery of search results in response to a search query. The system and method involve monitoring and tracking an object in terms of the number of times it ...


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Miodrag Potkonjak: Energy optimization through intentional errors. Empire Technology Development, Hope Baldauff Hartman, February 7, 2012: US08112649 (69 worldwide citation)

Technologies are described herein for intentionally allowing errors in a computational system to optimize energy consumption of the computational system. A cost-benefit analysis is performed to identify one or more allowable errors and one or more non-allowable errors in the computational system. Th ...


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Guy R Hagan: Methods and systems for monitoring computer systems using wireless devices. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Hope Baldauff Hartman, January 3, 2012: US08090361 (63 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for providing information regarding monitored computer systems to wireless devices are provided. Information may be requested by a wireless device and displayed on the wireless device in a browser. The web server application may detect the wireless device, and may also then speci ...


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Robert Koch, Robert Starr, Steven Tischer: Managing audio in a multi-source audio environment. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Hope Baldauff Hartman, August 9, 2011: US07995732 (58 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for the management of an audio environment with multiple audio sources. According to various embodiments described herein, real-time audio from multiple sources is received. A speaker is identified for each of the audio sources. Upon detecting a ...


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Paresh Chatterjee, Vijayarankan Muthirisavenugopal, Srikumar Subramanian, Ajit Narayanan: Method, system, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for taking and managing snapshots of a storage volume. American Megatrends, Hope Baldauff Hartman, May 13, 2008: US07373366 (54 worldwide citation)

A method, system, apparatus, and computer-readable medium are provided for taking snapshots of a storage volume. According to aspects of one method, each snapshot is represented as a unique sequence number. Every fresh write access to a volume in a new snapshot lifetime is allocated a new section in ...


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George W Lamb: Apparatus and method for providing weather and other alerts. AT&T Delaware Intellectual Property, Hope Baldauff Hartman, March 4, 2008: US07339467 (51 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for providing location-specific alert information associated with an alert condition relevant to a geographical area may include a receiver adapted to receive transmissions comprising formatted text on a communication channel of a wireless bi-directional communication network; a periphe ...