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William H. Gates III
Gary W Flake, William H Gates III, Eric J Horvitz, Joshua T Goodman, Surajit Chaudhuri, Trenholme J Griffin, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Kenneth A Moss: Search guided by location and context. Microsoft Corporation, Dan Choi, Judy Yee, Mickey Minhas, October 28, 2014: US08874592

The subject disclosure pertains to web searches and more particularly toward influencing resultant content to increase relevancy. The resultant content can be influenced by reconfiguring a query and/or filtering results based on user location and/or context information (e.g., user characteristics/pr ...


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Sudipta Sengupta, Biplob Debnath, Jin Li, Ronakkumar N Desai, Paul Adrian Oltean: Fast and low-RAM-footprint indexing for data deduplication. Microsoft Corporation, Henry Gabryjelski, Kate Drakos, Mickey Minhas, January 13, 2015: US08935487 (13 worldwide citation)

The subject disclosure is directed towards a data deduplication technology in which a hash index service's index maintains a hash index in a secondary storage device such as a hard drive, along with a compact index table and look-ahead cache in RAM that operate to reduce the I/O to access the second ...


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Ryan S Panchadsaram, Mikhail Birman: Dynamic generation of relevant items. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Joann Dewey, Jim Ross, Mickey Minhas, March 3, 2015: US08972418 (3 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments dynamically generate relevant items for a user based on a user's location and an item's popularity. In at least some embodiments, a probability component generates a ranked list of items that are relevant to users at a particular location using probability data associated with th ...


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Zhengyou Zhang, Qin Cai, Pieter R Kasselman, Arthur H Baker: Distinguishing live faces from flat surfaces. Microsoft Corporation, Anthony Azure, Andrew Sanders, Mickey Minhas, March 18, 2014: US08675926 (3 worldwide citation)

Multiple images including a face presented by a user are accessed. One or more determinations are made based on the multiple images, such as a determination of whether the face included in the multiple images is a 3-dimensional structure or a flat surface and/or a determination of whether motion is ...


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Alex G Snitkovskiy, David Mowatt, Felix G T I Andrew, Robert Edward Dewar, Oliver Scholz: Selective confirmation for execution of a voice activated user interface. Microsoft Corporation, Sung Kim, Andrew Sanders, Mickey Minhas, April 8, 2014: US08694322 (2 worldwide citation)

A voice-activated user interface for an application is described. The voice activated user interface invokes a speech recognition component to recognize audio input from a user. If the audio input is a command, then a validation component is invoked to determine whether to validate the command prior ...


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Jinlin Yang, Haibin Xie, Peter Chapman: Mining for statistical enumerated type. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Ben Tabor, Kate Drakos, Mickey Minhas, December 15, 2015: US09213743 (2 worldwide citation)

Time-based event stream attributes are analyzed to determine whether the attributes are of a statistical enumerated type, or, in other words, whether the attributes comprise statistically fixed sets of unique values, for instance. The analysis can involve determining a magnitude of change to a set o ...


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Larry Paul Heck, Madhusudan Chinthakunta, David Mitby, Lisa Stifelman: Location based conversational understanding. MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, Danielle Johnston Holmes, Steven Spellman, Mickey Minhas, January 26, 2016: US09244984 (1 worldwide citation)

Location-based conversational understanding may be provided. Upon receiving a query from a user, an environmental context associated with the query may be generated. The query may be interpreted according to the environmental context. The interpreted query may be executed and at least one result ass ...


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Eric J Horvitz, Brett D Brewer, Mary P Czerwinski, Melissa W Dunn, Karim T Farouki, Jason Garms, Alexander G Gounares, Milind V Mahajan, Jayaram NM Nanduri, Timothy D Sharpe, Darrell Leroy Blegen: Privacy-centric ad models that leverage social graphs. Microsoft Corporation, Doug Barker, Dave Ream, Mickey Minhas, December 9, 2014: US08909546 (1 worldwide citation)

The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can mitigate privacy concerns in connection with ad targeting or data collection. In particular, architecture can be included in a personal mobile communication device such as a cell phone. During communication transactions between the host ...


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Andreas Strebel, Ankit Tandon, Pradipta K Basu, Sundar Anantharaman, Aatif Awan, Lokesh Srinivas Koppolu, Rajesh Ramanathan, Ramesh Vyaghrapuri, Srivatsa Srinivasan: Extensible and secure transmission of multiple conversation contexts. Microsoft Corporation, Sonia Cooper, Peter Taylor, Mickey Minhas, May 6, 2014: US08718042 (1 worldwide citation)

The entry and transmission of notes to recipients along the conversation chain. Notes can be created based on an incoming caller. The notes can be transmitted to the conversation recipient for viewing before, during, and after the recipient accepts the conversation. This is facilitated by a communic ...


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Alan S Fiedler: High-speed I/O data system. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Gregg Wisdom, Judy Yee, Mickey Minhas, April 12, 2016: US09310830 (1 worldwide citation)

In embodiments of a high-speed I/O data system, a first computer chip includes a data transmission system, and a second computer chip includes a data reception system. A data channel communicates an NRZ data signal, and a clock channel communicates a forwarded clock signal, from the data transmissio ...



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