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Jeremy C York, Robert Cottrell, Brent Smith: Computer processes and systems for adaptively controlling the display of items. A9 com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 13, 2007: US07295995 (78 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises a computer-implemented system and method for refining the order and/or content of a list of items. In one embodiment, the amount of user activity associated with each item displayed to users in a given context is monitored, used is to generate context-specific item weights. T ...


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Howard Rosen, Robert J McGovern, Leslie Ferry, Erik Anderson, Pam Koczara, Brent Smith, Brian Farmer, Andrew Evans: Match-based employment system and method. MKT10, K&L Gates, September 28, 2010: US07805382 (60 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment of the present invention, a match-based employment system and method of operation are provided. The match-based employment system collects a plurality of employer seeker and employee seeker profiles, bi-directionally matches the employer seeker and said employee seeker profiles and ...


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Carl Brent Smith, Mustafa Bilgen, Peter J Hauser: Ionic cross-linking of ionic cotton with small molecular weight anionic or cationic molecules. North Carolina State University, Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt P A, April 10, 2007: US07201778 (32 worldwide citation)

A process for producing an ionic crosslinked fibrous material, such as a cellulosic fabric, paper, or other substrate, wherein the ionic crosslinked fiber exhibits an increased wrinkle resistance angle. A process for producing a cationized chitosan, wherein the cationized chitosan exhibits cationiza ...


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Kushal Chakrabarti, Brent Smith: Probabilistic recommendation system. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 30, 2012: US08301623 (18 worldwide citation)

A recommendations system uses probabilistic methods to select, from a candidate set of items, a set of items to recommend to a target user. The methods can effectively introduce noise into the recommendations process, causing the recommendations presented to the target user to vary in a controlled m ...


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Jeremy C York, Robert Cottrell, Brent Smith: Computer processes for adaptively selecting and/or ranking items for display in particular contexts. A9 com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 17, 2010: US07779014 (17 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented system and method are disclosed that are capable of refining the order and/or content of a list of items. In one embodiment, user activity associated with each item displayed to users in a given context is monitored, and is used together with item exposure data to generate con ...


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Dennis Lee, Randal Henne, Jeffrey Holden, David Hsu, Brent Smith, Eric Vadon: Generation and contextual presentation of statistical data reflective of user selections from an electronic catalog. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 4, 2012: US08326658 (14 worldwide citation)

An electronic catalog system monitors browsing actions of users to generate user activity data. A data mining component analyzes the user activity data to generate conditional probability data that is presented to users contextually to assist users in selecting items from the electronic catalog. The ...


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Gaurav Chanda, Brent Smith: Automated selection of item categories for presenting item recommendations. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 14, 2012: US08117216 (12 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented process for reducing category overlap obtains a set of source items and an initial set of item categories associated with the source items. An assessment of the overlap between different item categories in the initial set of item categories is used to selectively eliminate one ...


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Robert J McGovern, Brian Farmer, Leslie Ferry, Erik Anderson, Pam Koczara, Brent Smith: Match-based employment system and method. Jobfox, K&L Gates, May 17, 2011: US07945522 (11 worldwide citation)

A method of operating an employment system is provided. The method includes generating a score for each of a plurality of possible results compared to information associated with a user, enabling the user to access a result of the plurality of possible results if the score generated for the result m ...


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Andrej Gregov, Greg Linden, Josh Petersen, Brent Smith, Jeremy Charles York: Personalized promotion of new content. Amazon com, Perkins Coie, May 20, 2008: US07376588 (11 worldwide citation)

A facility for presenting information about new items, such as new items available via a web site is described. The facility receives a request for information submitted on behalf of an identified user. In processing the request, the facility accesses a set of items having effective times. The facil ...


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Carl Brent Smith, Gerardo A Montero, Walter A Hendrix: Method of dyeing hydrophobic textile fibers with colorant materials in supercritical fluid carbon dioxide. North Carolina State University, Jenkins & Wilson P A, April 11, 2000: US06048369 (6 worldwide citation)

Processes for dyeing a hydrophobic textile fiber with a colorant material using a SCF--CO.sub.2 dyebath are described. One process employs cooling, without venting or removing CO.sub.2 from the system, to a target CO.sub.2 temperature at or below the glass transition temperature of the hydrophobic f ...



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