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William H. Gates III
Raymond E Ozzie, Eric J Horvitz, William H Gates III, Joshua T Goodman, Susan T Dumais, Gary W Flake, Trenholme J Griffin, Xuedong D Huang, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Christopher A Meek: Architecture for user- and context-specific prefetching and caching of information on portable devices. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, January 7, 2014: US08626136 (9 worldwide citation)

Content management architecture for a portable wireless device. Caching and fetching techniques are provided to improve content handling for portable devices such as cellular telephones and portable computers. A search component automatically performs searches as a background process, and potentiall ...


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William H. Gates III
Christopher D Payne, Eric J Horvitz, Alexander G Gounares, Susan T Dumais, Kyle G Peltonen, Gary W Flake, Xuedong D Huang, William H Gates III, John C Platt, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Joshua T Goodman, Christopher A Meek, Ramez Naam, Raymond E Ozzie, Eric D Brill: Entity-specific search model. Microsoft Corporation, Hope Baldauff Hartman, October 26, 2010: US07822762 (8 worldwide citation)

A system that employs an explicitly and/or implicitly trained model in order to return entity-specific computer-based search results is provided. The innovation can provide for a customized search model that focuses search in connection with achieving information that is meaningful with respect to g ...


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William H. Gates III
Xuedong D Huang, William H Gates III, Eric J Horvitz, Joshua T Goodman, Bradly A Brunell, Susan T Dumais, Gary W Flake, Trenholme J Griffin, Oliver Hurst Hiller: Targeted advertising in brick-and-mortar establishments. Microsoft Corporation, Dan Choi, Carole Boelitz, Micky Minhas, May 13, 2014: US08725567 (5 worldwide citation)

Architecture for presenting advertisements in realtime in retail establishments. A sensor component includes sensors for collecting information about a customer or group of customers as they move through the store. The sensors can include capability for image processing, audio processing, light sens ...


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William H. Gates III
Raymond E Ozzie, Eric J Horvitz, William H Gates III, Joshua T Goodman, Susan T Dumais, Gary W Flake, Trenholme J Griffin, Xuedong D Huang, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Christopher A Meek: Desktop search from mobile device. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, January 18, 2011: US07873620 (4 worldwide citation)

Content management architecture for a portable wireless device. Caching and fetching techniques are provided to improve content handling for portable devices such as cellular telephones and portable computers. A search component automatically performs searches as a background process, and potentiall ...


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William H. Gates III
Gary W Flake, William H Gates III, Eric J Horvitz, Joshua T Goodman, Surajit Chaudhuri, Trenholme J Griffin, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Kenneth A Moss: Search guided by location and context. Microsoft Corporation, Dan Choi, Judy Yee, Mickey Minhas, October 28, 2014: US08874592 (1 worldwide citation)

The subject disclosure pertains to web searches and more particularly toward influencing resultant content to increase relevancy. The resultant content can be influenced by reconfiguring a query and/or filtering results based on user location and/or context information (e.g., user characteristics/pr ...


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Eric J Horvitz, Martin L Sonntag, Michael E Markley: Display system and method for displaying windows of an operating system to provide a three-dimensional workspace for a computer system. Microsoft Corporation, Jones & Askew, March 9, 1999: US05880733 (410 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a three-dimensional perspective, virtual workspace to window based display systems. The user may activate control buttons to transform a typical two-dimensional window to a three-dimensional perspective, virtual workspace. The transformation to the three-dimensional wo ...


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Joel P Dehlin, Christina Summer Chen, Andrew D Wilson, Daniel C Robbins, Eric J Horvitz, Kenneth P Hinckley, Jacob O Wobbrock: Recognizing gestures and using gestures for interacting with software applications. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, April 14, 2009: US07519223 (207 worldwide citation)

An interactive display table has a display surface for displaying images and upon or adjacent to which various objects, including a user's hand(s) and finger(s) can be detected. A video camera within the interactive display table responds to infrared (IR) light reflected from the objects to detect a ...


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Susan T Dumais, Eric J Horvitz, Edward B Cutrell, Jonathan J Cadiz, Gavin Jancke, Raman K Sarin, Daniel C Robbins, Anoop Gupta, George G Robertson, Meredith J Ringel, Jeremy Goecks: Method and system for usage analyzer that determines user accessed sources, indexes data subsets, and associated metadata, processing implicit queries based on potential interest to users. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, January 9, 2007: US07162473 (205 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to systems and methods providing content-access-based information retrieval. Information items from a plurality of disparate information sources that have been previously accessed or considered are automatically indexed in a data store, whereby a multifaceted user inter ...


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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 (175 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 J Horvitz, Paul A Steckler, Shaun D Pierce, Lijiang Fang, Mark H Lucovsky, Winnie C Wu: Schemas for a notification platform and related information services. Microsoft Corporation, Law Offices of Albert S Michalik PLLC, December 27, 2005: US06980993 (160 worldwide citation)

Described is a schema-based notification platform that provides regularized notification handling including user control and normalization of the operation of policies across different information types and contexts. Information-service schemas and services are combined to build a content-sensitive ...