Patents by Inventor Randy Hinrichs

Randy Hinrichs 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).

  • Patent number: 9195942
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying information about people is provided. The information system identifies groups of people that have relationships based on their relationships to documents or more generally to objects. The information system initially is provided with an indication of which people have which relationships to which documents. The information system then identifies clusters of people based on having a relationship to the same objects. The information system may also identify clusters of related objects associated with a cluster of people. When a user wants to identify information about a person, the user can provide the name of that person to the information system. The information system then can retrieve and display the names of the other people who are in the same cluster as the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benyu Zhang, Wei-Ying Ma, Gu Xu, Hongbin Gao, Zheng Chen, Randy Hinrichs, Hua-Jun Zeng
  • Patent number: 7733366
    Abstract: A system and process for network-based, interactive, multi-media learning is presented. The learning system and process employs high quality, low latency audio/video links over a multicast network (such as Internet2), as well as an interactive slideshow that allows annotations to be added by both the presenter and lecture participants, a question management feature that allows participants to submit questions and receive answers during the lecture or afterwards, and a complete archiving of the data streams and metadata associated with the foregoing features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jay Beavers, Randy Hinrichs, Sarah Papp, Richard Anderson, Jeff Baxter
  • Publication number: 20090228452
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying information about people is provided. The information system identifies groups of people that have relationships based on their relationships to documents or more generally to objects. The information system initially is provided with an indication of which people have which relationships to which documents. The information system then identifies clusters of people based on having a relationship to the same objects. The information system may also identify clusters of related objects associated with a cluster of people. When a user wants to identify information about a person, the user can provide the name of that person to the information system. The information system then can retrieve and display the names of the other people who are in the same cluster as the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Benyu Zhang, Wei-Ying Ma, Gu Xu, Hongbin Gao, Zheng Chen, Randy Hinrichs, Hua-Jun Zeng
  • Patent number: 7529735
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying information about people is provided. The information system identifies groups of people that have relationships based on their relationships to documents or more generally to objects. The information system initially is provided with an indication of which people have which relationships to which documents. The information system then identifies clusters of people based on having a relationship to the same objects. The information system may also identify clusters of related objects associated with a cluster of people. When a user wants to identify information about a person, the user can provide the name of that person to the information system. The information system then can retrieve and display the names of the other people who are in the same cluster as the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Benyu Zhang, Wei-Ying Ma, Gu Xu, Hongbin Gao, Zheng Chen, Randy Hinrichs, Hua-Jun Zeng
  • Patent number: 7487211
    Abstract: A video conferencing system and process is presented that employs a distributed computer network, such as the Internet or a proprietary intranet, to conduct virtual conferences. Each conference has a computer that has access to the network, as well as audio equipment and a video camera for capturing audio and video (A/V) at the conferencee's site. Conducting a conference generally entails each of the conferencee's computers multicasting the A/V data captured at the conferencee's location over the network. At the same time, each conferences subscribes to A/V data multicoated by other conferences participating in the conference. The A/V data received by a conference over the network from the other conferences is rendered and played by the conferencee's computer. In this way, each conference can see and hear the other participating conferences during the conference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jay Beavers, Randy Hinrichs
  • Publication number: 20070112597
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein facilitates monetizing a database of unclean health-related data collected on a large-scale and pertaining to a non-selected population. At least one pattern can be automatically ascertained from the unclean health-related data at least in part by applying a statistical technique, a data mining technique and/or a machine-learning technique to the database. The use of the database can be tracked and fees determined accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Heckerman, Craig Mundie, Nebojsa Jojic, Randy Hinrichs
  • Publication number: 20070112598
    Abstract: A tool for providing health and/or wellness services is described herein. Not necessarily clean or unclean data about a plurality of self-selected or non-selected or unselected subjects is received. The data can be aggregated and mined at least in part by employing a statistical algorithm, a data-mining algorithm and/or a machine-learning algorithm. The data can be further employed to provide health and/or wellness services to participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Heckerman, Craig Mundie, Nebojsa Jojic, Randy Hinrichs
  • Publication number: 20070106626
    Abstract: The methods/systems described herein facilitate large-scale data collection and aggregation. One exemplary system that facilitates large-scale reporting of health-related data comprises a data collection component, a database and an aggregation component. The data collection component can collect health-related data on a large-scale from a non-selected population. The database can store at least some of the health-related data. The aggregation component can facilitate automatically ascertaining at least one pattern from the health-related data at least in part by applying one or more statistical, data-mining or machine-learning techniques to the database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Mundie, David Heckerman, Nebojsa Jojic, Randy Hinrichs
  • Publication number: 20060184481
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying information about people is provided. The information system identifies groups of people that have relationships based on their relationships to documents or more generally to objects. The information system initially is provided with an indication of which people have which relationships to which documents. The information system then identifies clusters of people based on having a relationship to the same objects. The information system may also identify clusters of related objects associated with a cluster of people. When a user wants to identify information about a person, the user can provide the name of that person to the information system. The information system then can retrieve and display the names of the other people who are in the same cluster as the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Benyu Zhang, Wei-Ying Ma, Gu Xu, Hongbin Gao, Zheng Chen, Randy Hinrichs, Hua-Jun Zeng
  • Publication number: 20040003040
    Abstract: A video conferencing system and process is presented that employs a distributed computer network, such as the Internet or a proprietary intranet, to conduct virtual conferences. Each conferencee has a computer that has access to the network, as well as audio equipment and a video camera for capturing audio and video (A/V) at the conferencee's site. Conducting a conference generally entails each of the conferencee's computers multicasting the A/V data captured at the conferencee's location over the network. At the same time, each conferences subscribes to A/V data multicasted by other conferencees participating in the conference. The A/V data received by a conferencee over the network from the other conferencees is rendered and played by the conferencee's computer. In this way, each conferencee can see and hear the other participating conferencees during the conference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Publication date: January 1, 2004
    Inventors: Jay Beavers, Randy Hinrichs
  • Publication number: 20040002049
    Abstract: A system and process for network-based, interactive, multi-media learning is presented. The learning system and process employs high quality, low latency audio/video links over a multicast network (such as Internet2), as well as an interactive slideshow that allows annotations to be added by both the presenter and lecture participants, a question management feature that allows participants to submit questions and receive answers during the lecture or afterwards, and a complete archiving of the data streams and metadata associated with the foregoing features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Publication date: January 1, 2004
    Inventors: Jay Beavers, Randy Hinrichs, Sarah Papp, Richard Anderson, Jeff Baxter