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Sandy Wong, Wei Mu, Jun Yin, Rahul Nair, Simon King, Srinivasan Badrinarayanan, Xavier Legros, Michael Ching, Kevin Haas, Shubha Nabar: Providing objective and people results for search. Microsoft Corporation, September 17, 2013: US08538960 (77 worldwide citation)

Search results may include both objective results and person results. In one example, a search query is evaluated to determine whether it is the type of query that a user might want to ask to a friend. If the query is of such a type, then the search engine may examine a social graph to determine whi ...


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Christopher William Higgins, Marc Eliot Davis, Christopher T Paretti, Simon P King, Rahul Nair, Carrie Burgener: System and method for context based query augmentation. Yahoo, James J DeCarlo, Greenberg Traurig, November 8, 2011: US08055675 (58 worldwide citation)

A system and method for context based query augmentation. A question is received over a network from a questioning user comprising an identification of a user and at least one question criteria. A first query is formulated so as to search, via the network, for user profile data, social network data, ...


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Simon P King, Paul Hammond, Tom Coates, Simon Willison, Rahul Nair, Shane Ahern, Mor Naaman: Centralized location broker. Yahoo, Nathan O Greene, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, October 25, 2011: US08045995 (51 worldwide citation)

A centralized location system includes a location update application programming interface (API) to receive varying types of location inputs for a user from at least one location-providing application. A memory stores a location of the user and the location inputs, wherein the location update API pe ...


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Rahul Nair, Christopher W Higgins, Marc E Davis, Joseph J O Sullivan, Christopher T Paretti: Bandwidth and cost management for ad hoc networks. Yahoo, James J DeCarlo, Greenberg Traurig, September 7, 2010: US07792040 (45 worldwide citation)

A system and method is described herein for managing bandwidth and cost in connection with a plurality of sensors in an ad hoc network. The system and method receives sensor data that is provided from a plurality of sensors and constructs an ad hoc network among the plurality of sensors based on the ...


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Mor Naaman, Marc E Davis, Shane P Ahern, Simon P King, Rahul Nair, Jeannie Hui I Yang: Context-based community-driven suggestions for media annotation. Yahoo, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, June 15, 2010: US07739304 (30 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are apparatus and methods for facilitating annotation of media objects by a user. Mechanisms present a user with an easily usable set of annotation suggestions that are most likely to be relevant to the particular user and/or media context. In general, existing annotations are analyzed to ...


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Marc E Davis, Rahul Nair, Ori Zaltzman, Joseph O Sullivan, Christopher Paretti, Christopher W Higgins: Data sharing based on proximity-based ad hoc network. Yahoo, Fiala & Weaver P L L C, November 15, 2011: US08060018 (18 worldwide citation)

A system and method is described for constructing a proximity-based ad hoc network among a plurality of sensor-enabled devices and for using such a network to facilitate data sharing among users of those devices (referred to herein for simplicity as “sensors”). The system and method advantageously e ...


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Rahul Nair, Marc Eliot Davis, Christopher William Higgins, Simon P King: System and method for generation of URL based context queries. Yahoo, James J DeCarlo, Greenberg Traurig, November 15, 2011: US08060492 (17 worldwide citation)

A system and method for generation of URL context queries. A request is received over a network from a user for generation a URL based context query, wherein the request comprises at least one query generation criteria. A multidimensional dataspace having a spatial axis, a temporal axis, a topical a ...


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Rahul Nair, Marc Eliot Davis, Christopher William Higgins, Simon P King: System and method for deriving income from URL based context queries. Yahoo, James J DeCarlo, Greenberg Traurig, September 20, 2011: US08024317 (17 worldwide citation)

A system and method for deriving income from URL based context queries. A URL based user context query is received over a network from a user, wherein the user context comprises at least one user context criteria. A query is formulated based on the context criteria so as to search for user profile d ...


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Rahul Nair, Kurt Piersol, Bradley Rhodes, Ame Elliott, Kim McCall, Stephen R Savitzky: Generating and displaying level-of-interest values. Ricoh Company, Fenwick & West, March 2, 2010: US07672864 (16 worldwide citation)

Attendees or viewers of a presentation provide input marking specific points corresponding to a high level of interest. Received bookmarks are aggregated to generate overall level-of-interest values for various points in the presentation. A graphical depiction of these level-of-interest values is pr ...


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Marc E Davis, Rahul Nair, Joseph O Sullivan, Christopher Paretti, Christopher W Higgins, Ori Zaltzman: Location tracking based on proximity-based ad hoc network. Yahoo, Fiala & Weaver P L L C, October 25, 2011: US08045482 (11 worldwide citation)

A system and method is described for constructing a proximity-based ad hoc network among a plurality of sensors and for using such a network to perform location tracking. The system and method uses time-coded data received from each of the sensors to determine a current proximity of each of the sens ...