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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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Eric Horvitz, David E Heckerman, Susan T Dumais, Mehran Sahami, John C Platt: Technique which utilizes a probabilistic classifier to detect "junk" e-mail by automatically updating a training and re-training the classifier based on the updated training set. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, December 12, 2000: US06161130 (723 worldwide citation)

A technique, specifically a method and apparatus that implements the method, which through a probabilistic classifier (370) and, for a given recipient, detects electronic mail (e-mail) messages, in an incoming message stream, which that recipient is likely to consider "junk". Specifically, the inven ...


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Richard R Schediwy, Jeffrey O Pritchard, Ting Kao, Timothy P Allen, John C Platt: Object position detector. Synaptics Incorporated, D Alessandro & Ritchie, January 19, 1999: US05861583 (322 worldwide citation)

An object proximity sensor includes a capacitive touch-sensitive transducer including row conductive lines insulated from column conductive lines to from a matrix. An insulating layer is disposed over the matrix and has a thickness selected to achieve significant capacitive coupling between an objec ...


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Josef C Frisch, Gregory E Leyh, John C Platt, Timothy P Allen, Richard R Schediwy, Federico Faggin: Force sensing touchpad. Synaptics Incorporated, D Alessandro & Ritchie, December 29, 1998: US05854625 (296 worldwide citation)

A force sensing touchpad comprises a substantially rigid touch surface; a substantially rigid frame; a plurality of spring structures formed integrally with the touch surface and mechanically connected to the reference frame; and a circuit for deriving force information from capacitances proportiona ...


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John C Platt: Auto playlist generation with multiple seed songs. Microsoft Corporation, Amin & Turocy, January 17, 2006: US06987221 (245 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to systems and/or methods that generate playlist(s) for a library or collection of media items via selecting a plurality of seed items, at least one of which is an undesirable seed item. Some of the seed items are desirable indicating that a user prefers additional medi ...


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John C Platt, Steven Nowlan, Joseph Decker, Nada Matic: Handwriting recognition system and method. Synaptics, D Alessandro & Ritchie, September 22, 1998: US05812698 (243 worldwide citation)

A system for recognizing handwritten characters, including pre-processing apparatus for generating a set of features for each handwritten character, a neural network disposed for operating on sparse data structures of those features and generating a set of confidence values for each possible charact ...


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John C Platt, Christopher Burges, Alice Zheng, Christopher B Weare, Steven E Swnson: Auto playlist generator. Microsoft Corporation, Amin & Turocy, January 31, 2006: US06993532 (182 worldwide citation)

A system and method for generating a list is provided. The system includes a seed item input subsystem, an item identifying subsystem, a descriptive metadata similarity determining subsystem and a list generating subsystem that builds a list based, at least in part, on similarity processing performe ...


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John C Platt: Pen drawing computer input device. Synaptics Incorporated, Sierra Patent Group, April 30, 2002: US06380929 (165 worldwide citation)

A method and system are provided for drawing or writing using an input device in computer systems. The system provides an absolute-coordinate drawing mode, in which the user may draw written strokes to which the computer system display is responsive, and a relative-coordinate repositioning mode, in ...


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Chung Ning Wang, John C Platt, Nada P Matic: Incremental ideographic character input method. Synaptics, D Alessandro & Ritchie, July 20, 1999: US05926566 (156 worldwide citation)

A method for incremental recognition of ideographic handwriting comprises in order the steps of: (1) entering in a natural stroke order at least one stroke of an ideographic character from a coordinate entry tablet; (2) providing the at least one stroke to an incremental character recognizer, which ...


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Claude Betrisey, Bodin Dresevic, Donald P Mitchell, John C Platt: Methods apparatus and data structures for enhancing the resolution of images to be rendered on patterned display devices. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, May 21, 2002: US06393145 (147 worldwide citation)

Techniques for improving the resolution of images (either analog images, analytic images, or images having a higher resolution than that of a display device) to be rendered on patterned displays. In one aspect of the present invention, an overscaling or oversampling process may accept analytic chara ...