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Colin M Bryar, Hilliard B Siegel, Steven Kessel: Electronic input device, system, and method using human-comprehensible content to automatically correlate an annotation of a paper document with a digital version of the document. Amazon Technologies, Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, June 9, 2009: US07546524 (64 worldwide citation)

An electronic input device such as an electronic pen is provided to annotate a paper document. The input device records an annotation and an image of human-comprehensible content in the document sufficient to identify the document and possibly a location in the document. The human-comprehensible con ...


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Hilliard B Siegel: Method and system for estimating consumer satisfaction. Amazon Technologies, Seed IP Law Group PLLC, October 12, 2010: US07814029 (41 worldwide citation)

An index for an item in a computer implemented merchandising system is computed as a function of objective data, e.g., transaction data, and subjective data, e.g., customer satisfaction ratings or reviews. The index may be extended with other data, including revenue, returns, refunds, discontinuatio ...


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Hilliard B Siegel, Udi Manber, Jonathan Leblang: Method and system for providing annotations of a digital work. Amazon Technologies, March 6, 2012: US08131647 (40 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for receiving and distributing annotations of a digital work include receiving an annotation of the digital work, storing the annotation, and providing the annotation to a user. The user may be required to submit a valid authorization credential for the annotation. Annotations ma ...


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Hilliard B Siegel, Charles Gordon, Jeffrey P Bezos: Collecting competitive pricing information via a merchant web site for use in setting prices on the merchant web site. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 9, 2010: US07660738 (24 worldwide citation)

A facility for collecting pricing information is described. The facility serves a web page to a client computing system. The served web page contains a first control operable to order a selected item from a selected vendor. The web page further contains a second control operable to submit a price ch ...


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Hilliard B Siegel, Ashish Agrawal, Ezra Cooper, Robert Frederick: Method and system for conducting a chat. Amazon Technologies, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, October 25, 2011: US08046259 (23 worldwide citation)

A method and system for conducting a chat session with multiple chat members. The chat system receives chat comments from the chat members. The chat system attempts to identify a topic or subject of the chat comment. The chat system may then retrieve product or product category advertisements releva ...


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Hilliard B Siegel, Daniel Rose: Automated creation of printed works having customized and/or personalized content. Amazon Technologies, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, December 29, 2009: US07639386 (17 worldwide citation)

A facility for generating printed works containing customized or personalized content is described. The facility may electronically provide users with access to information about a collection of content that is available for incorporation into the printed works. The facility may receive content sele ...


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Colin M Bryar, Hilliard B Siegel, Steven Kessel: Electronic input device and method for processing an electronically-executable instruction in an annotation of a document. Amazon Technologies, Lee & Hayes PLLC, March 6, 2012: US08132094 (15 worldwide citation)

An electronic input device such as an electronic pen is provided to annotate a document. The device may include a recording component that electronically records an annotation of the document, a recognition component that analyzes the annotation and determines whether the annotation includes an elec ...


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Charles Gordon, Hilliard B Siegel: Method and system for determining page numbers of page images. Amazon Technologies, Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, April 24, 2007: US07210102 (11 worldwide citation)

Page numbering of images of pages in a document includes extracting all numbers that are exactly one different than a number found on an adjacent page, and grouping the extracted numbers into a set of sequences that describe the candidate page numbers in the book. The sequences most likely to contai ...


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Lawrence Tesler, Udi Manber, Hilliard B Siegel, Charles Gordon, Varun Narang: Method and system for inventory verification. Amazon Technologies, Robert C Kowert, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, May 7, 2013: US08438084 (9 worldwide citation)

Verification of an inventory of stored products may be achieved by obtaining an image of the stored products and using text, optical character, and other feature recognition techniques to determine product identification and storage location. A comparison between earlier and current images of the sa ...


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Hilliard B Siegel, Charles Gordon: Method and system for managing access to media files. Amazon Technologies, Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, January 25, 2011: US07877330 (8 worldwide citation)

Access to selected content in different file formats can be managed by conducting, in a single purchase transaction, a user purchase of access rights that allow a user to acquire multiple copies of the same selected content in media files having different file formats. An authorization signal is com ...