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Eric J Horvitz, David O Hovel, Andrew W Jacobs, Carl M Kadie: Notification platform architecture. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, July 10, 2007: US07243130 (181 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a system (10) and methodology (170, 173, 180, 400, 600, 1000) to enable a variety of information associated with one or more notification sources (26-28) to be directed to one or more notification sinks (36-38) via a notification platform architecture (10). The archi ...


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Eric Horvitz, Andrew W Jacobs: Systems and methods for directing automated services for messaging and scheduling. Microsoft, Amin & Turocy, January 7, 2003: US06505167 (164 worldwide citation)

Directing automated services for messaging and scheduling. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method first determines a message to analyze. The method then determines the probability that the user would like to review a calendar or to schedule an appointment based on information in the messag ...


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Eric J Horvitz, Andrew W Jacobs, Gregory P Baribault: System and method for constructing and personalizing a universal information classifier. Microsoft Corporation, Amin & Turocy, May 31, 2005: US06901398 (125 worldwide citation)

A system and method for personalizing an information classifier is provided. The system includes a default or universal classifier that is pre-trained with features that have relatively universal discriminatory relationships for multiple people and that is operable to produce a measure that a messag ...


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Eric J Horvitz, David O Hovel, Andrew W Jacobs, Carl M Kadie: Contextual models and methods for inferring attention and location. Microsoft Corporation, Amin & Turocy, July 29, 2003: US06601012 (110 worldwide citation)

Determination of the current context of the user, such as the user's current location and attentional state, is disclosed. The determined context can be used to assist determination as to whether, when and how notifications intended for the user should be conveyed to him or her. In varying embo ...


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Eric Horvitz, Andrew W Jacobs: Methods for display, notification, and interaction with prioritized messages. Microsoft Corporation, Amin & Turocy, October 10, 2006: US07120865 (81 worldwide citation)

Prioritization of document, such as email messages, is disclosed. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method first receives a document. The method generates a priority of the document, based on a document classifier such as a Bayesian classifier or a support-vector machine classifier. The meth ...


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Joseph K Ollis, Andrew W Jacobs: Unified object transfer for multiple wireless transfer mechanisms. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, October 31, 2006: US07130585 (45 worldwide citation)

A source wireless device is capable of transmitting items over a wireless network using a number of different wireless transfer mechanism such as, for example, Infra-Red (IR) or Bluetooth. Several potential destination wireless devices may be capable of receiving the item using at least one of the d ...


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Eric J Horvitz, David O Hovel, Carl M Kadie, Andrew W Jacobs: Notification platform architecture. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, July 24, 2007: US07249159 (43 worldwide citation)

An architecture for a notification platform is disclosed. In one embodiment, the architecture includes a user mechanism, one or more notification sources and sinks, and a notification manager. The user mechanism stores information regarding notification parameters of a user, such as the user's defau ...


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Eric I Horvitz, David O Hovel, Andrew W Jacobs, Carl M Kadie: Priorities generation and management. Microsoft Corporation, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, September 20, 2011: US08024415 (36 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a system (10, 200) and methodology (74) to enable a plurality of information associated with electronic messages, for example, to be automatically prioritized by a priorities system (12, 230) for transmittal to a user or system. The priorities system (12,230) can emp ...


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Danyel A Fisher, Alice Jane Bernheim Brush, Andrew W Jacobs, Marc A Smith, Carman G Neustaedter: Ordering personal information using social metadata. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 18, 2010: US07720916 (31 worldwide citation)

A unique system, method, and user interface that facilitate ordering personal items based on past personal interaction between a user and the user's correspondents are provided. In particular, the system provides alternative views of information, such as messages, that is organized around people usi ...


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Eric J Horvitz, Carl M Kadie, Andrew W Jacobs: Methods for and applications of learning and inferring the periods of time until people are available or unavailable for different forms of communication, collaboration, and information access. August 5, 2008: US07409423 (29 worldwide citation)

A system and methods are provided to learn and infer the time until a user will be available for communications, collaboration, or information access, given evidence about such observations as time of day, calendar, location, presence, and activity. The methods can be harnessed to coordinate communi ...