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Jane L Dailey, Matthew D Bookspan, Yoram Yaacovi, Steven M Silverberg, Troy A Hakala: Automatic scheduling and formation of a virtual meeting over a computer network. Microsoft Corporation, Christensen O&apos Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, March 26, 2002: US06363352 (296 worldwide citation)

A method and system for scheduling a virtual meeting and automatically making the required connections near the time the virtual meeting is scheduled to take place between a meeting host's computer and at least one meeting participant's computer. The virtual meeting is scheduled by sending ...


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David E Heckerman, Fileno A Alleva, Robert L Rounthwaite, Daniel Rosen, Mei Yuh Hwang, Yoram Yaacovi, John L Manferdelli: Methods and apparatus for automatically synchronizing electronic audio files with electronic text files. Microsoft Corporation, Michael P Straub, Straub & Pokotylo, July 10, 2001: US06260011 (178 worldwide citation)

Automated methods and apparatus for synchronizing audio and text data, e.g., in the form of electronic files, representing audio and text expressions of the same work or information are described. A statistical language model is generated from the text data. A speech recognition operation is then pe ...


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Marco A DeMello, Leroy B Keely, Frank D Byrum, Yoram Yaacovi, Kathryn E Hughes: Method and system for binding enhanced software features to a persona. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, May 10, 2005: US06891953 (154 worldwide citation)

A server architecture for a digital rights management system that distributes and protects rights in content. The server architecture includes a retail site which sells content items to consumers, a fulfillment site which provides to consumers the content items sold by the retail site, and an activa ...


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Marco A DeMello, Attila Narin, Venkateshaiah Setty, Pavel Zeman, Vinay Krishnaswamy, John L Manferdelli, Frank D Byrum, Leroy B Keely, Yoram Yaacovi, Jeffrey H Alger: System and method for activating a rendering device in a multi-level rights-management architecture. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, March 21, 2006: US07017189 (107 worldwide citation)

A digital rights management system for the distribution, protection and use of electronic content. The system includes a client architecture which receives content, where the content is preferably protected by encryption and may include a license and individualization features. Content is protected ...


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David E Heckerman, Fileno A Alleva, Robert L Rounthwaite, Daniel Rosen, Mei Yuh Hwang, Yoram Yaacovi, John L Manferdelli: Methods and apparatus for performing speech recognition using acoustic models which are improved through an interactive process. Microsoft Corporation, Michael P Straub, Straub & Pokotylo, July 17, 2001: US06263308 (89 worldwide citation)

Automated methods and apparatus for synchronizing audio and text data, e.g., in the form of electronic files, representing audio and text expressions of the same work or information are described. Also described are automated methods of detecting errors and other discrepancies between the audio and ...


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Lon Chan Chu, Yoram Yaacovi, Kent F Settle: Recovery of online sessions for dynamic directory services. Microsoft Corporation, Shwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, December 21, 1999: US06006331 (77 worldwide citation)

The recovery of online sessions for directory services is disclosed. A server maintains a directory service of a plurality of clients. In one embodiment, a unique token for each client, known to the client and to the server, permits the client to relog onto the server, for example, after the client ...


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Scott C Cottrille, Yoram Yaacovi, Antony Halim: Scalable computing system for managing annotations. Hewlett Packard Development Company, Senniger Powers, December 13, 2011: US08078958 (40 worldwide citation)

A scalable computing system for managing annotations is capable of handling requests for annotations to millions of documents a day. The computing system consists of multiple tiers of servers. A tier I server indicates whether there are annotations associated with a content source. A tier II server ...


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Scott C Cottrille, Yoram Yaacovi, Brian S Christian, Bruce A MacNaughton: Associating annotations with a content source. Microsoft Corporation, Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, December 6, 2005: US06973616 (35 worldwide citation)

A computing system capable of associating annotations with millions of content sources is described. An annotation is any content associated with a document space. The document space is any document identified by a document identifier. The document space provides the context for the annotation. An a ...


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Attila Narin, Marco A DeMello, Yoram Yaacovi, Jeffrey A Alger, Leroy B Keely, David Michael Silver, Christopher Robert Richard Madonna, John Beezer, Kathryn E Hughes: Architecture for an electronic shopping service integratable with a software application. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, December 15, 2009: US07634429 (34 worldwide citation)

An architecture for an integrated shopping service that enables electronic shopping from within a software application. The software application includes web browsing functionality, with the capability to navigate to a limited set of web sites. The client machine on which the software runs maintains ...


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Yoram Yaacovi: Redistribution of rights-managed content. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, July 24, 2007: US07249107 (34 worldwide citation)

A technique for content redistribution. Digital content is packaged, and the package is associated with a first license that permits usage of the content on a first device. The first license also specifies the conditions upon which the content may be redistributed and licensed for use on a second de ...