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Eric Horvitz, Corin Ross Anderson: System and methods for constructing personalized context-sensitive portal pages or views by analyzing patterns of users information access activities. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, April 20, 2010: US07702635 (40 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a system and methodology to assist users with data access activities and that includes such activities as routine web browsing and/or data access applications. A coalesced display or montage of aggregated information is provided that is focused from a plurality of so ...


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Eric Horvitz: Integration of a computer-based message priority system with mobile electronic devices. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, October 28, 2008: US07444384 (39 worldwide citation)

Methods for integrating mobile electronic devices with computational methods for assigning priorities to documents are disclosed. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method first receives a new document such as an electronic mail message. The method assigns a priority to the document, based on ...


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Eric Horvitz: Method for automatically assigning priorities to documents and messages. Microsoft Corporation, Amin & Turocy, March 20, 2007: US07194681 (35 worldwide citation)

Methods for prioritizing documents, such as email messages, is disclosed. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method first receives a document. The method assigns a measure of priority to the document, by employing a text classifier such as a Bayesian classifier or a support-vector machine cla ...


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J Turner Whitted, Eric Horvitz, Michael J Sinclair: LCD with power saving features. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, September 19, 2006: US07110062 (33 worldwide citation)

Energy efficient transmissive and transreflective display devices use ambient light from a natural or artificial source to supplement light supplied by a backlight. Ambient light passes through a transmissive diffuser to a rear surface of a transmissive display panel. Additional energy efficiency is ...


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Eric Horvitz: Apparatus and methods for optimally allocating currently available computer resources to future task instances versus continued execution of current task instances. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, November 30, 1999: US05995997 (25 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and accompanying methods for optimally using available computer resources, illustratively processing time, and which can be advantageously used for selecting task(s) instances to be precomputed during idle time as well as during other periods of processing activity. Specifically, at an ons ...


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Eric Horvitz: Waiting prior to engaging in action for enhancement of automated service. Microsoft Corporation, Amin & Turocy, July 2, 2002: US06415304 (24 worldwide citation)

Waiting prior to engaging an automated service, for enhancement thereof, is disclosed. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method first determines an automated service to be performed. The method waits a predetermined time between a minimum time and a maximum time, before performing the automa ...


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J Turner Whitted, Eric Horvitz, Michael J Sinclair: Methods and apparatus for implementing transmissive display devices. Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft, September 21, 2004: US06795137 (21 worldwide citation)

Energy efficient transmissive and transreflective display devices are described. Ambient light from a natural or artificial source is used to replace and/or supplement light normally supplied by a backlight. This is done by directing ambient light to the rear of a transmissive display panel. A windo ...


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Eric Horvitz, Andrew W Jacobs: Learning by observing a user's activity for enhancing the provision of automated services. Microsoft Corporation, Amin & Turocy, June 17, 2003: US06581050 (19 worldwide citation)

Learning by observing a user's activity for enhancing the provision of automated services. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method first determines a text to analyze. The method then determines the probabilities of a user's goals associated with the text based on features observed ...


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Eric Horvitz: Methods for routing items for communications based on a measure of criticality. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, February 26, 2008: US07337181 (16 worldwide citation)

The routing of prioritized documents such as email messages is disclosed. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method first receives a text. The method assigns a priority to the document, based on a text classifier such as a Bayesian classifier or a support-vector machine classifier. The method ...


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Dan Bohus, Eric Horvitz: Computational models for supporting situated interactions in multi-user scenarios. Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, June 25, 2013: US08473420 (15 worldwide citation)

Individuals may interact with automated services as one or more parties, where such individuals may have collective (as well as individual) intents. Moreover, parties may concurrently communicate with the interface, and the interface may have to manage several concurrent interactions with different ...