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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 (14 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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Ami Turgman, Saar Yahalom: Mutual interest location matching. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Steven Spellman, Douglas Barker, Mickey Minhas, December 29, 2015: US09226105 (2 worldwide citation)

Architecture that enables users to define user interests, and when two or more people with matching interests (mutual) are identified in the same geographical area, the architecture actively notifies either one or both of the users (e.g., based on a given scenario). After being notified, either or b ...


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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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Jiaping Wang, Baining Guo, Peiran Ren, John Michael Snyder, Xin Tong: Obtaining spatially varying bidirectional reflectance distribution function. Microsoft Corporation, Dan Choi, Mila Sula, Mickey Minhas, February 10, 2015: US08953037 (2 worldwide citation)

A system for reflectance acquisition of a target includes a light source, an image capture device, and a reflectance reference chart. The reflectance reference chart is fixed relative to the target. The light source provides a uniform band of light across at least a dimension of the target. The imag ...


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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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