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Ranier Andreas Krause, Eric Horvitz: Balancing the costs of sharing private data with the utility of enhanced personalization of online services. Microsoft Corporation, January 1, 2013: US08346749 (2 worldwide citation)

Described herein is a method that includes determining a utility to a user of sharing a set of attributes for use in connection with personalized searching or other online services. The method further includes determining a cost to the user of sharing the set of attributes. The method also includes ...


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Allen L Brown Jr, Douglas C Burger, Eric Horvitz, Roderick A Hyde, Edward K Y Jung, Eric C Leuthardt, Jordin T Kare, Chris Demetrios Karkanias, John L Manferdelli, Craig J Mundie, Nathan P Myhrvold, Barney Pell, Clarence T Tegreene, Willard H Wattenburg, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Richard N Zare: Unobtrusive active eye interrogation. Elwha, May 26, 2015: US09039179 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for determining a physiological parameter of a subject through interrogation of an eye of the subject with an optical signal are described. Interrogation is performed unobtrusively. The physiological parameter is determined from a signal sensed from the eye of a subject when the ...


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Eric Horvitz, Ashish Kapoor, Jie Liu, Ranveer Chandra: Providing network connectivity and access to content and communications via moving objects. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Alin Corie, Sandy Swain, Micky Minhas, December 6, 2016: US09515721 (2 worldwide citation)

Various techniques for providing network connectivity are described herein. In one example, a moving object includes an uplink device of the moving object to connect the moving object to a publicly available computer network. The moving object also includes a downlink device of the moving object to ...


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Dawson Yee, Ruston John David Panabaker, Eric Horvitz, William Jefferson Westerinen: Real-time federated auctions and purchasing. Collins & Collins Incorporated, L Alan Collins, July 20, 2010: US07761340 (2 worldwide citation)

A method and system is provided for conducting a purchasing activity among federated devices in an ad hoc network. In one example, the purchasing activity is an auction. Devices may be identified for federating into the ad hoc network. The devices may be identified, for example, based on distance fr ...


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Jaime Teevan, Susan T Dumais, Michael S Bernstein, Eric Horvitz, Meredith Morris, Jin Woo Jeong, Daniel Liebling: Providing crowdsourced answers to information needs presented by search engine and social networking application users. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Alin Corie, Sandy Swain, Micky Minhas, August 23, 2016: US09424354 (2 worldwide citation)

Technologies pertaining to generating crowd-sourced answers are described herein. A text string is received, and the text string is parsed to determine if the text string represents an information need that is desirably answered by a collective of crowd workers. When it is determined that the inform ...


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Ashish Kapoor, Debadeepta Dey, Andrey Kolobov, Semiha Ece Kamar Eden, Richard Caruana, Eric Horvitz: Travel path identification based upon statistical relationships between path costs. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Medley Behrens & Lewis, July 25, 2017: US09714831 (2 worldwide citation)

Various technologies pertaining to dynamically identifying travel segments to be taken by a traveler traveling in a region are described herein, where observations about travel segments in the region are sparse and subject to alteration. A computer-implemented graph can be loaded into a memory, wher ...


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Ruston John David Panabaker, Eric Horvitz, Gregory Baribault, Michael Sinclair, Alexander Frank, Scott C Forbes: Device constellation management. Microsoft Corporation, October 13, 2009: US07603385 (2 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is provided for managing a plurality of devices in a federated network and a sub-network within the federated network. The devices in the sub-network may have a functional capability of performing a function associated with the federated network. For example, the federated net ...


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Eric Horvitz: Methods for routing items for communications based on a measure of criticality. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, December 9, 2008: US07464093 (1 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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Eric Horvitz: Transmitting information given constrained resources. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, October 7, 2008: US07433859 (1 worldwide citation)

Prioritizing text such as e-mail messages, given constrained resources, is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method first receives a plurality of messages, such as e-mail messages. The method prioritizes the messages, based on a predetermined criteria given a constrained resource. The method then outp ...


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Allen L Brown Jr, Douglas C Burger, Eric Horvitz, Roderick A Hyde, Edward K Y Jung, Eric C Leuthardt, Jordin T Kare, Chris Demetrios Karkanias, John L Manferdelli, Craig J Mundie, Nathan P Myhrvold, Barney Pell, Clarence T Tegreene, Willard H Wattenburg, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Richard N Zare: Self-aligning unobtrusive active eye interrogation. Elwah, May 26, 2015: US09039180 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods and system for determining a physiological parameter of a subject through interrogation of an eye of the subject with an optical signal are described. Interrogation is performed unobtrusively. The gaze direction of the eye of the subject is determined and an interrogation signal source and/o ...