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US-8,266,172 Data parallel query analysis
A method of analyzing a data parallel query includes receiving a user-specified data parallel query that includes a plurality of query operators. An operator...
US-8,266,144 Techniques to perform relative ranking for search results
Techniques to perform relative ranking for search results are described. An apparatus may include an enhanced search component operative to receive a search...
US-8,266,141 Efficient use of computational resources for interleaving
Methods and computer-readable media are provided for improving the efficiency of the interleaving process. Once it is determined that a search query is to be...
US-8,266,139 System and interface for co-located collaborative web search
Systems and methods are provided to perform collaborative retrieval, communication, and navigation of electronic content in a co-located environment. In an...
US-8,266,132 Map aggregation
A system described herein includes a text extractor component that extracts text from a digital image and a determiner component that automatically determines...
US-8,266,118 Automated access policy translation
The use of one resource access policy to populate a second resource access policy. One of more fields of the first resource access policy are each to be used to...
US-8,266,078 Platform for learning based recognition research
A method for researching and developing a recognition model in a computing environment, including gathering one or more data samples from one or more users in...
US-8,266,062 Server side reversible hash for telephone-based licensing mechanism
A system and method are disclosed relating to authenticating software licenses associated with a software product. During an installation process, a purchaser...
US-8,265,995 Predictive geo-temporal advertisement targeting
A method, system, and medium are provided for targeting advertisements to users of mobile devices based on geo-temporal models. Time-stamped location...
US-8,265,969 Policy-based management of data elements in a document schema for data transactions
A framework and method for managing business data transactions resides outside individual business systems and allows creation of a policy for classification of...
US-8,265,778 Event prediction using hierarchical event features
Event prediction using hierarchical event features is described. In an embodiment a search engine monitors search results presented to users and whether users...
US-8,265,606 Targeted advertisements to social contacts
Targeted advertisements to social contacts is described. In embodiment(s), social contacts can be correlated based on messaging interactions between mobile...
US-8,265,377 Cursive handwriting recognition with hierarchical prototype search
Various technologies and techniques are disclosed that improve cursive handwriting recognition. Cursive handwriting input is received from a user. The system...
US-8,265,341 Voice-body identity correlation
A system and method are disclosed for tracking image and audio data over time to automatically identify a person based on a correlation of their voice with...
US-8,265,270 Utilizing cryptographic keys and online services to secure devices
The claimed subject matter in accordance with an aspect provides systems and/or methods that generates, allocates, or utilizes strong symmetric cryptographic...
US-8,265,248 Techniques for transfer error recovery
Techniques for transfer error recovery are described. A system may comprise a context generator module operative to record context information for a first call...
US-8,265,148 Parameterization for fading compensation
Techniques and tools for performing fading compensation in video processing applications are described. For example, during encoding, a video encoder performs...
US-8,265,144 Innovations in video decoder implementations
Video decoding innovations for multithreading implementations and graphics processor unit ("GPU") implementations are described. For example, for multithreaded...
US-8,265,140 Fine-grained client-side control of scalable media delivery
Techniques and tools for adjusting quality and bit rate of multiple chunks of media delivered over a network are described. For example, each of the multiple...
US-8,265,052 Direct wireless client to client communication
A wireless station is connected to a wireless network through an access point and can establish a direct client-to-client connection to a second wireless...
US-8,265,020 Cognitive error control coding for channels with memory
Techniques for adapting error control codes (ECCs) based on memory conditions in a channel. A wireless communication system may be adapted to detect and...
US-8,265,004 Transferring data using ad hoc networks
A method for a local device to establish an ad hoc communications channel with a broadcast device is disclosed. The method comprises upon determining that the...
US-8,264,996 Signalling channel and radio system for power saving in wireless devices
Wireless devices, transmitters, systems and methods are provided that have a narrow band signalling channel and a wide band channel, for example an OFDM...
US-8,264,990 Using consultation call to transfer call across endpoints
A method for transferring a telephone call from a client computer to a second electronic device includes establishing a connection for a telephone call between...
US-8,264,834 Removable module for a console
A housing, which may contain a hard disk drive, is configured to removably mount to a recessed surface of a console. The housing includes a lip and a biased...
US-8,264,581 CMOS photogate 3D camera system having improved charge sensing cell and pixel geometry
A photosurface for receiving and registering light from a scene, the photosurface comprising: a first semiconductor region in which electron-hole pairs are...
US-8,264,553 Hardware assisted image deblurring
The described implementations relate to deblurring images. One system includes an imaging device configured to capture an image, a linear motion detector and a...
US-8,264,536 Depth-sensitive imaging via polarization-state mapping
A depth-sensitive imager for imaging a scene in three dimensions. The depth-sensitive imager comprises a light source configured to project a polarized...
US-8,264,505 Augmented reality and filtering
A system (and corresponding method) that can enhance a user experience by augmenting real-world experiences with virtual world data to is provided. The...
US-8,264,455 Mapping of physical controls for surface computing
Physical controls on a physical controller device (PCD) are dynamically mapped to application controls for an application being executed on a computer having a...
US-8,264,381 Continuous automatic key control
Architecture for enabling continuous operation of a control command issued by a control input (e.g., a control key on a computer keyboard or game controller)....
US-8,262,472 Comprehensive single page view of user's gaming achievements
A method is disclosed for providing comprehensive information of all game achievements on a single GUI of a gaming and media system. The achievements GUI lists...
US-D667,009 Electronic mouse
US-8,261,361 Enabling sharing of mobile communication device
Various exemplary user interfaces, methods and computer program products describe enabling sharing of mobile communication devices. This process utilizes a...
US-8,261,322 Home networking web-based service portal
A web-based service portal provides a user interface to configure and/or access device(s) of a home network. The service portal can communicate with device(s)...
US-8,261,290 Heartbeat subscriptions
Example embodiments provide for "heartbeat" subscriptions which can be thought of as pseudo-events that can occur periodically for any subscription....
US-8,261,284 Fast context switching using virtual cpus
Various technologies and techniques are disclosed that provide fast context switching. One embodiment provides a method for a context switch comprising...
US-8,261,266 Deploying a virtual machine having a virtual hardware configuration matching an improved hardware profile with...
A system and a method are provided. Performance and capacity statistics, with respect to an application executing on one or more VMs, may be accessed and...
US-8,261,244 Arbitrary runtime function call tracing
A target function is identified during runtime. Instrumentation is applied to the target function during runtime that includes determining target function...
US-8,261,240 Debugging lazily evaluated program components
A system and method for facilitating debugging of a computer program is provided. Mechanisms of the present invention facilitate presenting information and...
US-8,261,238 Shield for user interface testing
Real user input targeting an application under test is blocked to prevent interference with a test. A shield window can be placed in front of an ...
US-8,261,213 Brush, carbon-copy, and fill gestures
Techniques involving gestures and other functionality are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe gestures that are usable to provide...
US-8,261,212 Displaying GUI elements on natural user interfaces
A computing system for displaying a GUI element on a natural user interface is described herein. The computing system includes a display configured to display a...
US-8,261,211 Monitoring pointer trajectory and modifying display interface
Apparatus and methods for improving touch-screen interface usability and accuracy by determining the trajectory of a pointer as it approaches the touch-screen...
US-8,261,201 Spectrum bar control
Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for providing a graphical user interface control in a spectrum bar. The spectrum bar control is operable to...
US-8,261,181 Multidimensional metrics-based annotation
Persistent annotations are created on a scorecard that combines multi-dimensional as well as fixed value data. The annotations uniquely defined by the scorecard...
US-8,261,177 Generating media presentations
A presentation application provides for authoring and playback of a presentation. A presentation is an interactive collection of activities. An activity may...
US-8,261,126 Bare metal machine recovery from the cloud
Provided herein are systems and methodologies for bare metal machine restoration of a client computing environment over a network-based backup system. System...
US-8,261,071 Stateless human detection for real-time messaging systems
Stateless human detection for real-time systems allows a real-time message system to challenge incoming messages suspected of being generated by an automated...
US-8,261,062 Non-cryptographic addressing
To allow down-level devices to participate in a network controlled by a protocol including CGAS or ECGAs, the CGA or ECGA authentication may be made optional to...
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