[ { "title": "On-line social search", "publication_date": "2010/16/12", "number": "08484191", "url": "/2010/12/16/online-social-search/", "abstract": "Example methods, apparatuses, or articles of manufacture are disclosed that may be implemented using one or more computing devices to facilitate or otherwise support one or more processes or operations in connection with performing information searches, such as, for example, domain-specific on-line searches using social survey-type queries.", "owner": "Yahoo! Inc.", "owner_city": "Sunnyvale", "owner_country": "US" }, { "title": "Browsing and retrieval of full broadcast-quality video", "publication_date": "2010/30/11", "number": "09171545", "url": "/2010/11/30/browsing-and-retrieval-of-full-broadcastquality-video/", "abstract": "A method includes steps of indexing a media collection, searching an indexed library and browsing a set of candidate program segments. The step of indexing a media collection creates the indexed library based on a content of the media collection. The step of searching the indexed library identifies the set of candidate program segments based on a search criteria. The step of browsing the set of candidate program segments selects a segment for viewing.", "owner": "AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.", "owner_city": "Atlanta", "owner_country": "US" }, { "title": "Providing services from a remote computer system to a user station over a communications network", "publication_date": "2010/29/09", "number": "09484078", "url": "/2010/09/29/providing-services-from-a-remote-computer-system-to-a-user-station-over-a-communications-network/", "abstract": "A method includes receiving the second information at the remote computer system during a second user initiated communication session from the user station automatically, wherein the user station triggers automatically sending the second information to the remote computer system, retrieving the previously stored third information at the remote computer system and matching at least a portion of the received second information with the stored third information.", "owner": "Intellectual Ventures I LLC", "owner_city": "Wilmington", "owner_country": "US" }, { "title": "Cover display", "publication_date": "2010/21/09", "number": "09495322", "url": "/2010/09/21/cover-display/", "abstract": "A cover for an electronic device, such as a dedicated handheld electronic book (“eBook”) reader device, is described. The eBook cover has one or more integral displays, which are used to display various information that may or may not be related to the eBook that is being consumed on the eBook reader device.", "owner": "Amazon Technologies, Inc.", "owner_city": "Reno", "owner_country": "US" }, { "title": "Database access system", "publication_date": "2010/14/09", "number": "08370362", "url": "/2010/09/14/database-access-system/", "abstract": "An improved human user computer interface system, wherein a user characteristic or set of characteristics, such as demographic profile or societal “role”, is employed to define a scope or domain of operation. The operation itself may be a database search, to interactively define a taxonomic context for the operation, a business negotiation, or other activity. After retrieval of results, a scoring or ranking may be applied according to user define criteria, which are, for example, commensurate with the relevance to the context, but may be, for example, by date, source, or other secondary criteria. A user profile is preferably stored in a computer accessible form, and may be used to provide a history of use, persistent customization, collaborative filtering and demographic information for the user. Advantageously, user privacy and anonymity is maintained by physical and algorithmic controls over access to the personal profiles, and releasing only aggregate data without personally identifying information or of small groups.", "owner": "Alberti Anemometer LLC", "owner_city": "Los Altos", "owner_country": "US" }, { "title": "Software and method that enables selection of one of a plurality of online service providers", "publication_date": "2010/21/07", "number": "08719339", "url": "/2010/07/21/software-and-method-that-enables-selection-of-one-of-a-plurality-of-online-service-providers/", "abstract": "A novel electronic information transport component can be incorporated in a wide range of electronic information products, for example magazine collections, to automate the mass distribution of updates, such as current issues, from a remote server to a wide user base having a diversity of computer stations. Advantages of economy, immediacy and ease of use are provided. Extensions of the invention permit automated electronic catalog shopping with order placement and, optionally, order confirmation. A server-based update distribution service is also provided. In addition, an offline web browser system, with hyperlink redirection capabilities, a novel recorded music product with automated update capabilities and an Internet charging mechanism are provided.", "owner": "Intellectual Ventures I LLC", "owner_city": "Wilmington", "owner_country": "US" }, { "title": "Systems and methods for conducting internet content usage experiments", "publication_date": "2010/21/05", "number": "08255458", "url": "/2010/05/21/systems-and-methods-for-conducting-internet-content-usage-experiments/", "abstract": "A system and method for efficiently executing a plurality of live parallel Internet content usage experiments using a large pool of randomly selected participating users (separated into control and test groups) while minimally disturbing offered content is provided. In an illustrative implementation, a content provider communicates the parameters for a content usage experiment to a content server. A complimentary test subject verification script operates on the content server that determines which client computing devices are to be included in the experiment group. In operation, a participating client computing device requests content from the content provider's server. The content provider's server executes the test subject verification script to determine if the client computing device is to be considered as a test subject. The content usage of the experiment content and non-experiment content is tracked and compared to each other to determine if the experiment content impacted content usage.", "owner": "Microsoft Corporation", "owner_city": "Redmond", "owner_country": "US" }, { "title": "Managing a printing device behind a firewall", "publication_date": "2010/08/05", "number": "09436414", "url": "/2010/05/08/managing-a-printing-device-behind-a-firewall/", "abstract": "One embodiment is method that receives, at a computer, a request to manage a printing device located behind a firewall that blocks the request. The request is executed with an agent authorized to communicate through the firewall and with the computer and the printing device.", "owner": "Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.", "owner_city": "Houston", "owner_country": "US" }, { "title": "Content distribution using embeddable widgets", "publication_date": "2010/26/03", "number": "09208246", "url": "/2010/03/26/content-distribution-using-embeddable-widgets/", "abstract": "A content distribution system allows authors to freely syndicate their content to content distributors in a way that ensures that the author receives appropriate credit for the impact of the content upon readers. The system provides an embeddable control that publishers can embed in a web site or other distribution channel. Authors provide the content displayed within the embeddable control and can include advertisements as well as any content restrictions. For advertisers, the system allows them to advertise with the content instead of the publisher, and allows them to do so in all of the venues that host the content. This places control of monetization of content back in the hands of the author, and incentivizes the author to maximize the distribution of his content to reach the widest possible audience rather than to hoard content at his own site.", "owner": "Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC", "owner_city": "Redmond", "owner_country": "US" }, { "title": "Scoring documents in a linked database", "publication_date": "2010/02/02", "number": "08195651", "url": "/2010/02/02/scoring-documents-in-a-linked-database/", "abstract": "A method assigns importance ranks to nodes in a linked database, such as any database of documents containing citations, the world wide web or any other hypermedia database. The rank assigned to a document is calculated from the ranks of documents citing it. In addition, the rank of a document is calculated from a constant representing the probability that a browser through the database will randomly jump to the document. The method is particularly useful in enhancing the performance of search engine results for hypermedia databases, such as the world wide web, whose documents have a large variation in quality.", "owner": "The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University", "owner_city": "Palo Alto", "owner_country": "US" }, { "title": "Scoring documents in a linked database", "publication_date": "2010/28/01", "number": "08126884", "url": "/2010/01/28/scoring-documents-in-a-linked-database/", "abstract": "A method assigns importance ranks to nodes in a linked database, such as any database of documents containing citations, the world wide web or any other hypermedia database. The rank assigned to a document is calculated from the ranks of documents citing it. In addition, the rank of a document is calculated from a constant representing the probability that a browser through the database will randomly jump to the document. The method is particularly useful in enhancing the performance of search engine results for hypermedia databases, such as the world wide web, whose documents have a large variation in quality.", "owner": "The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University", "owner_city": "Palo Alto", "owner_country": "US" }, { "title": "Scoring documents in a database", "publication_date": "2010/19/01", "number": "08131717", "url": "/2010/01/19/scoring-documents-in-a-database/", "abstract": "A method may include identifying a linked document that is linked to by a group of linking documents; identifying links between the linking documents and the linked document; assigning a weight to each of the identified links; and determining a score for the linked document based on the identified links between the linking documents and the linked document, and the weights assigned to each of the identified links.", "owner": "The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University", "owner_city": "Palo Alto", "owner_country": "US" } ]