Patents by Inventor Erik Selberg

Erik Selberg has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20070143110
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of indexing a speech lattice for search of audio corresponding to the speech lattice is provided. The method includes identifying at least two speech recognition hypotheses for a word which have time ranges satisfying a criteria. The method further includes merging the at least two speech recognition hypotheses to generate a merged speech recognition hypothesis for the word.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alejandro Acero, Asela Gunawardana, Ciprian Chelba, Erik Selberg, Frank Torsten Seide, Patrick Nguyen, Roger Yu
  • Publication number: 20060195439
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for determining document relevance determination to a selected category for a document contained within a linked network of documents. The network may be represented by a network map including nodes representing documents and edges representing links between the documents. The method may include identifying each node in the network map known to belong to the selected category, identifying each node known to be outside of the selected category, and identifying nodes having an unknown category. The method may also include assigning a category rank based on the node category identification, identifying each link from each node and each link to each node, and assigning link weights based on the identified links. The method may additionally include determining node relevance to the selected category based on the assigned category rank and the assigned link weights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Erik Selberg
  • Publication number: 20060173822
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for determining a query monetization value and optimizing results based on the determined monetization value. A system may be provided that includes implementing a search engine for producing search results in response to an input query transmitted to the search engine, wherein the input query including at least one keyword. The system may include monetization determination components for determining a monetization value of the input query. The monetization components may also determine a monetization value of result pages produced by the search engine. The system may further include result modification components for modifying search results produced by the search engine based on the determined monetization values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Watson, Erik Selberg, Nicole Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20050108176
    Abstract: In accordance with at least one aspect of the present invention, a content provider functions as a content rights broker facilitating the acquisition of content item consumption rights from one or more licensing or rights provisioning authorities on behalf of consumers, based upon configurable business rules logic used by the content provider to derive appropriate sets of rights based upon a content item to be consumed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Scott Jarol, Erik Selberg, Randy Meyerson, Qin Cai, Chelsea Krueger, David Hedbor
  • Patent number: 6102969
    Abstract: This invention provides assistance to a user in accessing network attached information sources. In one aspect, the invention is a method for intelligently routing a user query to information sources relevant to that query, extracting relevant data fields from received responses, and intelligently presenting the extracted data in order of estimated relevance. The system of this invention implements one or more steps of the method in a centralized or distributed manner on one or more network attached computers. Further, this invention provides a novel language and implementation that facilitates easily written and maintained descriptions of information source query and response formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: Netbot, Inc.
    Inventors: David Christianson, Robert B. Doorenbos, Oren Etzioni, Chung Kwok, Gregory Lauckhart, Erik Selberg, Daniel S. Weld
  • Patent number: 6085186
    Abstract: This invention provides assistance to a user in accessing network attached information sources. In one aspect, the invention is a method for intelligently routing a user query to information sources relevant to that query, extracting relevant data fields from received responses, and intelligently presenting the extracted data in order of estimated relevance. The system of this invention implements one or more steps of the method in a centralized or distributed manner on one or more network attached computers. Further, this invention provides a novel language and implementation that facilitates easily written and maintained descriptions of information source query and response formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Netbot, Inc.
    Inventors: David Christianson, Robert B. Doorenbos, Oren Etzioni, Chung Kwok, Gregory Lauckhart, Erik Selberg, Daniel S. Weld