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A unified messaging solution and services platform is provided by utilizing the features and capabilities associated with instant messaging to locate a registered user, query the user for a proposed message disposition, and coordinate services among a plurality of communication devices, modes, and c ...

Marc E Davis, Matthew G Dyor, William Gates, Xuedong Huang, Roderick A Hyde, Edward K Y Jung, Jordin T Kare, Royce A Levien, Qi Lu, Mark A Malamud, Nathan P Myhrvold, Satya Nadella, Daniel Reed, Harry Shum, Clarence T Tegreene, Lowell L Wood Jr: Context-sensitive query enrichment. Elwha, February 14, 2017: US09569439 (2 worldwide citation)

Structures and protocols are presented for facilitating a search partly based on a movement status of a search-capable device or on a position of a person's limb or on an association with another search-capable device.