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US-8,090,773 Context-aware processes for allowing users of network services to access account information
A system provides account statistics to a user of a network service. The system provides access, to a user, to the network service. The system determines one of...
US-8,090,736 Enhancing search results using conceptual document relationships
A system identifies user-defined organizational relationships between documents in a collection of documents. The system ranks the documents based on the...
US-8,090,723 Index server architecture using tiered and sharded phrase posting lists
An information retrieval system uses phrases to index, retrieve, organize and describe documents. Phrases are extracted from the document collection. Documents...
US-8,090,717 Methods and apparatus for ranking documents
Methods and apparatus are described for scoring documents in response, in part, to parameters related to the document, source, and/or cluster score. Methods and...
US-8,090,713 Methods and systems for improving a search ranking using population information
Systems and methods that improve search rankings for a search query by using data associated with queries related to the search query are described. In one...
US-8,090,708 Searching indexed and non-indexed resources for content
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for searching indexed and non-indexed content. One method includes updating an index of a...
US-8,090,706 Rendering advertisements with documents having one or more topics using user topic interest information
Ambiguities with respect to a user topic interest may be resolved so that useful topic-relevant ads can be presented. Such ambiguities may be resolved by...
US-8,090,703 Overlapping experiments
User queries are received, with each query requesting a service from a server. Overlapping experiments are performed on at least a portion of the queries, with...
US-8,090,222 Selection of an image or images most representative of a set of images
Implementations consistent with the principles described herein relate to ranking a set of images based on features of the images determine the most...
US-8,090,219 Systems and methods for socially-based correction of tilted images
Systems and methods for socially-based correction of tilted images. In an embodiment, the present invention levels tilted images by (1) receiving an image; (2)...
US-8,090,146 Image watermarking
Methods and systems for watermarking of digital images are presented. In one aspect, a method of embedding information in a digital image includes transforming...
US-8,089,795 Memory module with memory stack and interface with enhanced capabilities
A memory module, which includes at least one memory stack, comprises a plurality of DRAM integrated circuits and an interface circuit. The interface circuit...
US-D651,613 Electronic device with a graphical display element
US-D651,611 Electronic device with a graphical display element
US-8,087,068 Verifying access to a network account over multiple user communication portals based on security criteria
A computer-implemented system and method for verifying access to a network account are provided. A first user communication portal is associated with a user...
US-8,087,041 Estimating reach and frequency of advertisements
Estimating the reach and device frequency of a proposed advertising campaign based on the probability that advertising content delivery devices (e.g., a...
US-8,086,953 Identifying transient portions of web pages
Systems, methods and computer readable media for identifying transient content in web pages. Transient content can be identified, for example, by parsing...
US-8,086,725 Identifying associated systems such as advertising networks
Among other disclosure, a method includes receiving first electronic content configured for displaying a first page in a browser, the first electronic content...
US-8,086,698 Synchronizing configuration information among multiple clients
A user of multiple client devices (clients) makes application configuration changes on the clients from time to time. The configuration changes are stored in a...
US-8,086,690 Determining geographical relevance of web documents
A geographic relevance component determines geographic relevance of web resources based on an analysis of data points that correspond to estimated physical...
US-8,086,630 Using location-specific price and/or performance information in an ad system
The usefulness, and consequently the performance, of advertisements are improved by allowing businesses to better target their ads to a responsive audience....
US-8,086,624 Determining proximity to topics of advertisements
The present disclosure includes a system and method for determining proximity to topics of content items (e.g., an advertisement or "ad"). In some...
US-8,086,619 System and method for providing search query refinements
A system and method for providing search query refinements are presented. A stored query and a stored document are associated as a logical pairing. A weight is...
US-8,086,616 Systems and methods for selecting interest point descriptors for object recognition
Systems and methods for selecting interest point descriptors for object recognition. In an embodiment, the present invention estimates performance of local...
US-8,086,600 Interleaving search results
Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for interleaving search results. A method includes presenting multiple first search results...
US-8,086,599 Method and apparatus for automatically identifying compunds
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that automatically identifies compounds, such as bigrams or n-grams. During operation, the system...
US-8,086,594 Bifurcated document relevance scoring
An information retrieval system uses phrases to index, retrieve, organize and describe documents. Phrases are extracted from the document collection. Documents...
US-8,086,559 Serving content-relevant advertisements with client-side device support
A client-side application (such as a browser, a browser plug-in, a browser toolbar plug-in, etc. on an end user's computer) is used to support the serving of...
US-8,086,485 Method, algorithm, and computer program for optimizing the performance of messages including advertisements in...
Method, procedure, algorithm, system, and computer program for improving and attempting to optimize the performance of messaging campaigns, particularly to...
US-8,086,253 Graphical mobile e-mail
A method for providing messaging-related information to a mobile device is discussed. The method includes receiving from the mobile device a request for...
US-8,085,995 Identifying images using face recognition
A method includes identifying a named entity, retrieving images associated with the named entity, and using a face detection algorithm to perform face detection...
US-8,085,982 Object tracking in video with visual constraints
Embodiments of the present invention relate to object tracking in video. In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method tracks an object in a frame of a video....
US-8,085,792 Traffic-oblivious load balancing protocol for sensor networks
A sensor in a network to which to route a packet is selected, where the sensor is selected independently of energy status of the sensors included in the...
US-8,084,884 Adaptive gate drive systems and methods
Aspects of the invention pertain to optimization of voltage converter efficiency for all load conditions. A signal conditioning circuit is electrically...
US-8,082,342 Discovery of short-term and emerging trends in computer network traffic
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for identifying currently dominant events in a computer system....
US-8,082,336 Decoupled terminal server
Power agent control instructions based on one or more power agent device types and control environment instructions associated with a terminal server can be...
US-8,082,316 Resolving conflicts while synchronizing configuration information among multiple clients
A user of multiple client devices (clients) makes application configuration changes on the clients from time to time. The configuration changes are stored in a...
US-8,082,244 Systems and methods for determining document freshness
A system determines a freshness of a first document. The system determines whether a freshness attribute is associated with the first document. The system...
US-8,082,242 Custom search
A system may receive selection of one or more of a set of custom content groups, where each of the custom content groups is associated with a custom search...
US-8,082,235 Self healing system for inaccurate metadata
Based on a probability of summary metadata associated with an entity of a media hosting service being inaccurate, a determination is made as to whether to...
US-8,082,178 System and method for managing advertising campaign data
A method and system for managing ad campaign data. According to one embodiment, an application receives a request to store data associated with an ad campaign,...
US-8,082,174 Arbitrating the sale of ad spots to increase offer competition
Any content provider, such as a Website that generates pageviews, with available ad spots can sell such ad spots with fine granularity such as on a per pageview...
US-8,081,849 Portable scanning and memory device
A handheld optical scanner and/or memory device for capturing images of text from a rendered document is described. The handheld device may include a data...
US-8,081,621 Speaker-buffer management for voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP) triggered by microphone-buffer arrival
A Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) system has improved audio-buffer control. Voice captured by a microphone (mic) is loaded into mic buffers by the sound...
US-8,081,474 Embossed heat spreader
One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a heat spreader module for dissipating thermal heat generated by electronic components. The assembly...
US-8,080,874 Providing additional space between an integrated circuit and a circuit board for positioning a component...
A system, method, and apparatus are included for providing additional space between an integrated circuit package and a circuit board. An integrated circuit...
US-8,079,072 Null-packet transmission from inside a firewall to open a communication window for an outside transmitter
A high-bandwidth direct communication path between two clients is used for voice or video calls over the Internet. An opening or a window in a firewall is made...
US-8,078,978 Method and system for predicting text
An electronic messager with a predictive text editor, including a storage unit for storing a data structure associating, for each one of a plurality of a user's...
US-8,078,633 Methods and systems for improving text segmentation
Methods and systems for improving text segmentation are disclosed. In one embodiment, at least a first segmented result and a second segmented result are...
US-8,078,632 Iterated related item discovery
The present invention provides methods and computer program products for identifying a set of related videos for a first video. An embodiment of the method...
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