1
Karen Fries, John M Tippett, Jeffrey Richter: System for improving search text. Microsoft Corporation, Theodore M Magee, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, October 1, 2002: US06460029 (271 worldwide citation)

A computer-readable medium has computer-executable instructions for retrieving a search query provided by a user and locating an ambiguity in the search query that affects the optimization of the search query. The instructions also provide for requesting additional information from the user to clari ...


2
Chee H Chew, Elizabeth A Bastiaanse, Jeffrey R Blum, Greg A Keyser, Charlton E Lui, Kathryn L Parker, Timothy D Sharpe, Sarah E Zuberec: Method and apparatus for providing context menus on a pen-based device. Microsoft Corporation, Theodore M Magee, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, December 16, 2003: US06664991 (170 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a user interface for a pen-based device that allows users to activate the full “card” for an entry using a single tap while also giving the user the ability to reach a menu of context dependent commands using a simple gesture. In particular, the present invention recog ...


3
Kenneth P Hinckley, Michael J Sinclair, Jeffrey Scott Pierce, Eric J Horvitz: Method and apparatus using multiple sensors in a device with a display. Microsoft Corporation, Theodore M Magee, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, October 30, 2007: US07289102 (160 worldwide citation)

In a device having a display, at least one sensor signal is generated from a sensor in the device. One or more context values are then generated from the sensor signal. The context values indicate how the device is situated relative to one or more objects. At least one of the context values is then ...


4
Karen E Fries, John M Tippett, Jeffrey Richter: System for enhancing a query interface. Microsoft Corporation, Theodore M Magee, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, June 15, 2004: US06751606 (156 worldwide citation)

A system for enhancing searching of a network has an architecture that supports a network indexing component capable of indexing terms located in pages on the network and capable of receiving a search query and returning a topic for each term in the query that matches an indexed term. An embodiment ...


5
Jeffrey R Blum, Elizabeth A Bastiaanse, Ido Ben Shachar: Method and apparatus for providing recent categories on a hand-held device. Microsoft Corporation, Theodore M Magee, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, May 31, 2005: US06901559 (148 worldwide citation)

The present invention adds a new category of contacts and tasks to hand-held devices. This new category provides a list of the most recent contacts or tasks that the user has accessed. Under most embodiments, the contacts and tasks shown in the RECENT list may be manipulated by the user in the same ...


6
Mei Yuh Hwang, Fileno A Alleva, Rebecca C Weiss: Method and apparatus for constructing and using syllable-like unit language models. Microsoft Corporation, Theodore M Magee, Westerman Champlin & Kelly P A, March 9, 2010: US07676365 (136 worldwide citation)

A method and computer-readable medium use syllable-like units (SLUs) to decode a pronunciation into a phonetic description. The syllable-like units are generally larger than a single phoneme but smaller than a word. The present invention provides a means for defining these syllable-like units and fo ...


7
Vinay Deo, Don Kadyk, Michael J O&apos Leary: Method and apparatus for identifying individual messages in a single compressed data packet. Microsoft Corporation, Theodore M Magee, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, August 5, 2003: US06604149 (133 worldwide citation)

A computer readable medium in a computer system has instructions for storing a first and second data packet destined for the same address. The first and second data packets are appended together to produce a merged data packet that is then compressed to produce a compressed data packet. The compress ...


8
Mei Yuh Hwang, Li Jiang: Generating large units of graphonemes with mutual information criterion for letter to sound conversion. Microsoft Corporation, Theodore M Magee, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, April 6, 2010: US07693715 (130 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for segmenting words into component parts. Under the invention, mutual information scores for pairs of graphoneme units found in a set of words are determined. Each graphoneme unit includes at least one letter. The graphoneme units of one pair of graphoneme units ...


9
Jianfeng Gao, Mingjing Li: Method and apparatus for distribution-based language model adaptation. Microsoft Corporation, Theodore M Magee, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, May 9, 2006: US07043422 (107 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for adapting a language model to a task-specific domain. Under the method and apparatus, the relative frequency of n-grams in a small training set (i.e. task-specific training data set) and the relative frequency of n-grams in a large training set (i.e. out-of-dom ...


10
James G Droppo, Alejandro Acero, Li Deng: Including the category of environmental noise when processing speech signals. Microsoft Corporation, Theodore M Magee, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, October 25, 2005: US06959276 (104 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for identifying a noise environment for a frame of an input signal based on at least one feature for that frame. Under one embodiment, the noise environment is identified by determining the probability of each of a set of possible noise environments. For some embo ...