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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 (7 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
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 (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
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 (3 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
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 (2 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
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

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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Matthew Rubin Lerner, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Jesse Gardner Kocher, David Keel Peck: System and method for annotating web-based documents. Microsoft Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, February 22, 2005: US06859909 (165 worldwide citation)

The present invention allows computer users to integrate any annotation, including ink, highlighter, text-based notes and audio, directly into a Web-based document (WBD) displayed by a Web browser. This integration enables others to view the personalized annotated WBD, which retains its original act ...


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Ramez Naam, Nicole Ashley Hamilton, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Brett D Brewer: Machine directed improvement of ranking algorithms. Microsoft Corporation, Senniger Powers, July 10, 2007: US07243102 (79 worldwide citation)

Improving ranking algorithms for information retrieval. The ranking algorithms operate on search results obtained from a search engine. Input information including information describing a first ranking algorithm, a first score associated with the first ranking algorithm, a second ranking algorithm, ...


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Brett D Brewer, Oliver Hurst Hiller: Incremental query refinement. Microsoft Corporation, L Alan Collins, Collins & Collins Incorporated, February 15, 2011: US07890526 (78 worldwide citation)

A method of incrementally refining queries and updating query result lists without requiring a user to provide an explicit indicator of query submission. In the method, one or more query related character patterns are defined. Entry of query defining characters by a user is monitored to detect entry ...


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Matthew Rubin Lerner, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Jesse Gardner Kocher, David Keel Peck: System and method for annotating web-based document. Microsoft Corporation, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, August 5, 2008: US07409633 (43 worldwide citation)

Computer users may integrate any annotation, including ink, highlighter, text-based notes and audio, directly into a Web-based document (WBD) displayed by a Web browser. This integration enables others to view the personalized annotated WBD, which retains its original active links and properties, ov ...


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Oliver Hurst Hiller, Julia Farago: Searching for content using voice search queries. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, March 2, 2010: US07672931 (42 worldwide citation)

A system, method and computer-readable media are disclosed for searching for content from a device. The system, method, and computer-readable media are adapted to transmit a voice search query from a device and can in return allow the device to receive corresponding non-voice search result data. Onc ...



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