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Steven W Macbeth, Roland L Fernandez, Brian R Meyers, Desney S Tan, George G Robertson, Nuria M Oliver, Oscar E Murillo, Mary P Czerwinski: Monitoring group activities. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, January 29, 2013: US08364514 (10 worldwide citation)

A unique monitoring system and method is provided that involves monitoring user activity in order to facilitate managing and optimizing the utilization of various system resources. In particular, the system can monitor user activity, detect when users need assistance with their specific activities, ...


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Steven W Macbeth, Roland L Fernandez, Brian R Meyers, Desney S Tan, George G Robertson, Nuria M Oliver, Oscar E Murillo, Elin R Pedersen, Mary P Czerwinski, Jeanine E Spence: Creating and managing activity-centric workflow. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, July 20, 2010: US07761393 (9 worldwide citation)

A system that can identify, create, update and/or process a workflow based upon a current, past or future activity is disclosed. A ‘workflow’ can be defined as an activity flow that includes interaction with, or assignment of work to, people, devices, or services by a single individual or a group of ...


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Steven W Macbeth, Roland L Fernandez, Brian R Meyers, Desney S Tan, George G Robertson, Nuria M Oliver, Oscar E Murillo, Mary P Czerwinski: Resource availability for user activities across devices. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, November 17, 2009: US07620610 (5 worldwide citation)

A system that can integrate activities across machines and/or devices is disclosed. The innovation can be used in an “asynchronous” manner that enables a user to move or direct a set of activities and/or tasks within an activity from one device to another. Further, the system can facilitate adapting ...


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Steven W Macbeth, Roland L Fernandez, Brian R Meyers, Desney S Tan, George G Robertson, Nuria M Oliver, Oscar E Murillo, Elin R Pedersen: Activity-centric granular application functionality. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, June 28, 2011: US07970637 (4 worldwide citation)

A system that can enable the atomization of application functionality in connection with an activity-centric system is provided. The system can be utilized as a programmatic tool that decomposes an application's constituent functionality into atoms thereafter monitoring and aggregating atoms with re ...


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Steven W Macbeth, Roland L Fernandez, Brian R Meyers, Desney S Tan, George G Robertson, Nuria M Oliver, Oscar E Murillo: Activity-centric domain scoping. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy Bacon, November 16, 2010: US07836002 (4 worldwide citation)

A system that can automatically narrow the search space or recognition scope within an activity-centric environment based upon a current activity or set of activities is provided. In addition, the activity and context data can also be used to rank the results of the recognition or search activity. I ...


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Steven W Macbeth, Roland L Fernandez, Brian R Meyers, Desney S Tan, George G Robertson, Nuria M Oliver, Oscar E Murillo, Elin R Pedersen: Activity-centric granular application functionality. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, March 5, 2013: US08392229 (3 worldwide citation)

A system that can enable the atomization of application functionality in connection with an activity-centric system is provided. The system can be utilized as a programmatic tool that decomposes an application's constituent functionality into atoms thereafter monitoring and aggregating atoms with re ...


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Paul Ronald Ray, Brian MacDonald, Steven W Macbeth, Mira Lane, Laura Kern, Rodney Coleman Edwards, Steven Tullis, Sanaz Ahari, Daniel Marantz: Navigation to popular search results. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Dave Ream, Tom Wong, Micky Minhas, September 6, 2016: US09436764 (2 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods, and computer media for enhancing search results, as well as user interfaces for performing search queries and navigating search results, are provided. A search query is received from a user. A plurality of web pages relevant to the search query are identified. At least one of the r ...


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Steven W Macbeth, Roland L Fernandez, Brian R Meyers, Desney S Tan, George G Robertson, Nuria M Oliver, Oscar E Murillo, Elin R Pedersen, Mary P Czerwinski, Jeanine E Spence: Providing user information to introspection. Microsoft Coporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, December 27, 2007: US20070300225-A1

User introspection is provided to help users achieve goals (e.g., work goals, personal goals) and become more effective at performing tasks. Activities can be monitored, logged, and compared to a set of goals or tasks. Feedback can be provided if a user has deviated from a specified goal or task, in ...


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Steven W Macbeth, Roland L Fernandez, Brian R Meyers, Desney S Tan, George G Robertson, Nuria M Oliver, Oscar E Murillo, Elin R Pedersen: Activity-centric granular application functionality. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, December 27, 2007: US20070299712-A1

A system that can enable the atomization of application functionality in connection with an activity-centric system is provided. The system can be utilized as a programmatic tool that decomposes an application's constituent functionality into atoms thereafter monitoring and aggregating atoms with re ...


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Steven W Macbeth, Roland L Fernandez, Brian R Meyers, Desney S Tan, George G Robertson, Nuria M Oliver, Oscar E Murillo, Elin R Pedersen, Jeanine E Spence: Capture of process knowledge for user activities. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, December 27, 2007: US20070299713-A1

A system that enables generation and/or modification of an activity template is disclosed. The activity template describes overall actions and resources associated with an activity. The system can automatically convert activity logs into recipes thereby reducing effort in activity reproduction. Self ...