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US-8,291,067 Providing access to presence information using multiple presence objects
An approach is described for maintaining multiple presence objects associated with a single entity. The different presence objects correspond to different...
US-8,291,065 Phishing detection, prevention, and notification
Phishing detection, prevention, and notification is described. In an embodiment, a messaging application facilitates communication via a messaging user...
US-8,291,045 Branded content
Configuration of an application module to utilize branded content is described. In an implementation, a method includes identifying one of a plurality of...
US-8,291,036 Datacenter synchronization
A datacenter infrastructure comprising a plurality of datacenters is configured to provide services to users. Data (e.g., application data) provided to...
US-8,290,997 File handling for naming conflicts
A file operations engine is provided that manages many user interactions with their files via a computer system. The operation engine may provide a user with...
US-8,290,975 Graph-based keyword expansion
A keyword may be expanded into related words, such as for use in information retrieval. The terms comprising words and/or phrases of a large number of documents...
US-8,290,946 Consistent phrase relevance measures
Two methods for measuring keyword-document relevance are described. The methods receive a keyword and a document as input and output a probability value for the...
US-8,290,945 Web searching
A human or hand-labeled ranking of URL results for a search query is compared against actual click data for the respective query/URL pairs (e.g., which URLs...
US-8,290,930 Query result generation based on query category and data source category
A method includes receiving a query that identifies an input data source. A query category for a query operator in the received query is identified. A data...
US-8,290,926 Scalable topical aggregation of data feeds
Data items of various data feeds (such as articles posted to a website or entries in an RSS feed) may be associated with various topics, but a user may be...
US-8,290,922 Data framework to enable rich processing of data from any arbitrary data source
Accessing data in a data store at a field granularity. A method includes receiving a query from a user. The query specifies one or more non-unique fields of a...
US-8,290,921 Identification of similar queries based on overall and partial similarity of time series
Techniques for identifying similar queries based on their overall similarity and partial similarity of time series of frequencies of the queries are provided....
US-8,290,917 Reordering of data elements in a data parallel system
A query that identifies an input data source is received. The input data source is partitioned into a plurality of partitions. Each of the partitions includes a...
US-8,290,882 Evaluating decision trees on a GPU
Methods and apparatus for evaluating decision trees on a GPU are described. In an embodiment, the structure of a decision tree is converted into a 2D "tree"...
US-8,290,874 Rights management system for streamed multimedia content
A computing device segregates licenses for corresponding content according to relatively short lived licenses for relatively short lived content and relatively...
US-8,290,820 Methods of maintaining a journal of media encounters between co-existing portable devices
Creating a journal of media encounters listing media content that was previously provided to a user. Metadata describing the media encounters is used to create...
US-8,290,819 Electronic commerce transactions over a peer-to-peer communications channel
A system, method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium are provided for completing e-commerce transactions over a P2P communications channel. According to...
US-8,290,775 Pronunciation correction of text-to-speech systems between different spoken languages
Pronunciation correction for text-to-speech (TTS) systems and speech recognition (SR) systems between different languages is provided. If a word requiring...
US-8,290,295 Multi-modal tone-mapping of images
A system for multi-modal mapping of images is described. Embodiments are described where the image mapping system is used for visualizing high dynamic range...
US-8,290,294 Dehazing an image using a three-dimensional reference model
An image may be dehazed using a three-dimensional reference model. In an example embodiment, a device-implemented method for dehazing includes acts of...
US-8,290,288 Encoding macroblock type and coded block pattern information
The coded block parameters used to code blocks of image samples into structures called macroblocks are compressed more efficiently by exploiting the correlation...
US-8,290,252 Image-based backgrounds for images
In accordance with one or more aspects of the image-based backgrounds for images, an image is analyzed in order to identify a color that represents the image....
US-8,290,249 Systems and methods for detecting a tilt angle from a depth image
A depth image of a scene may be received, observed, or captured by a device. A human target in the depth image may then be scanned for one or more body parts...
US-8,290,181 Automatic audio gain control for concurrent capture applications
A system level automatic gain control ("System AGC") automatically initializes and controls analog microphone gain in an environment where multiple independent...
US-8,290,152 Management system for web service developer keys
Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for managing web service developer keys. A generic key identifier can be generated based on an original web...
US-8,290,128 Unified communication based multi-screen video system
A multiple screen telepresence style video conferencing experience is provided employing generic hardware and intelligent software, which may be based on...
US-8,289,970 IPSec encapsulation mode
Described are embodiments directed to negotiating an encapsulation mode between an initiator and a responder. As part of the negotiation of the security...
US-8,289,300 Ambient correction in rolling image capture system
Embodiments are disclosed that relate to the correction of an image acquired in a rolling image capture system for ambient light. One embodiment provides a...
US-8,289,288 Virtual object adjustment via physical object detection
Various embodiments related to the location and adjustment of a virtual object on a display in response to a detected physical object are disclosed. One...
US-8,289,280 Key screens formed from flexible substrate
Various embodiments related to an adaptive keyboard cut from a single flexible substrate are provided. One disclosed embodiment of an adaptive input device...
US-8,288,045 Apparatus and method for heating fuel cells
A fuel cell or fuel cell stack heater using resistive heat. A resistive conductor (preferably some type of metal wire) is attached to a source of electricity...
US-8,287,281 Memory training via visual journal
A system that can enhance cognitive ability by viewing sequences of images captured during an event is disclosed. For example, the innovation can employ...
US-8,286,223 Extensible access control architecture
Software for managing access control functions in a network. The software includes a host that receives access control commands or information and calls one or...
US-8,286,215 Pausing television programming in response to selection of network address
A time sequential signal comprising audiovisual content and network addresses is received and displayed on a display device by the systems of the invention in a...
US-8,286,212 On-demand asset distribution
On-demand asset distribution is described. In embodiment(s), a client device can maintain an on-demand asset received from a content distributor, such as with a...
US-8,286,195 Controlling hardware across two or more simultaneously running operating systems
A computing device has two or more software stacks, each stack simultaneously running a different operating system. Only one enabled operating system at a time...
US-8,286,177 Technique for conserving software application resources
Systems and methods of adjusting allocated hardware resources to support a running software application are disclosed. A system includes adjustment logic to...
US-8,286,138 Multi-threaded detection of a game software debugger
An anti-debugging mechanism is implemented into a game application, such that the anti-debugging mechanism is difficult to detect, difficult to bypass, and...
US-8,286,133 Fuzzing encoded data
A test tool is provided for testing a software component. The tool receives data structured and formatted for processing by the software component. The...
US-8,286,077 Remote batch editing of formatted text via an HTML editor
Remote batch editing of formatted text may be provided. A request to edit a source document comprising text using a first markup language may be received. The...
US-8,286,072 Variable formatting of cells
Variable formatting for cells in computer spreadsheets, tables, and other documents is provided. For a selected range of cells, cell formats vary with the value...
US-8,286,068 Linking digital and paper documents
Various embodiments facilitate linking physical documents to digital documents. Links link physical documents to digital documents. Using a sensor, the physical...
US-8,286,056 Encoding and application of extended hamming checksum
A method for calculating an extended hamming checksum and applying the extended hamming checksum to a data packet, the method comprising forming a packet...
US-8,286,036 Objective assessment of application crashes from a customer environment
A computerized method for collecting error data and providing error reports relating to occurrences of errors of software applications installed on one or more...
US-8,286,033 Network hang recovery
A method of detecting a network hang and restoring an application that communicates on a connection giving rise to the network hang. A user experience may be...
US-8,286,015 Storage array power management using lifecycle information
A multi-device storage system can be arranged into power saving systems by placing one or more storage devices into a reduced power consuming state when the...
US-8,285,855 System, method and user interface for network status reporting
A method and user interface for informing a user of the status of a network connection are provided. Conventionally, the "connected" icon in the system tray...
US-8,285,837 Recording and/or use of generation information
An object (e.g., a video, a widget, etc.) may carry generation information, indicating the length of the referral chain that led to the object's being...
US-8,285,812 Peer-to-peer synchronous content selection
Various technologies for sharing digital images within an instant messaging (IM) session between two users. In one implementation, a first user uploads a set of...
US-8,285,799 Quota-based archiving
A determination of whether to archive email messages in a user mailbox is made each time an email message is received at a server computer. A storage quota, a...
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