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Richard Y Chung: Identification of moved or renamed files in file synchronization. Microsoft Corporation, L Alan Collins, Collins & Collins Intellectual, December 11, 2012: US08332357 (48 worldwide citation)

A method for synchronizing files is provided. Current metadata including a filename and a hash identifier for each file of the synchronized folder is created. The current metadata is compared to previous metadata. Based on the comparison, a first file and a first folder added to the synchronized fol ...


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Bin Benjamin Zhu, Min Feng: Distributed single sign on technologies including privacy protection and proactive updating. Microsoft Corporation, L Alan Collins, Collins & Collins Intellectual, April 3, 2012: US08151333 (43 worldwide citation)

Technologies for distributed single sign-on operable to provide user access to a plurality of services via authentication to a single entity. The distributed single sign-on technologies provide a set of authentication servers and methods for privacy protection based on splitting secret keys and user ...


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Amer A Hassan, Billy R Anders Jr, Danny Allen Reed, Paul William Garnett: Location determination for white space utilization. Microsoft Corporation, L Alan Collins, Collins & Collins Intellectual, May 7, 2013: US08437790 (23 worldwide citation)

A technique for a wireless device to obtain white space information from a component configured for cellular communication, such as a cellular phone. The wireless device and cellular phone may communicate using a short-range connection, such as a peer-to-peer connection, ensuring that the white spac ...


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Curtis Glenn Wong: Localized thumbnail preview of related content during spatial browsing. Microsoft Corporation, L Alan Collins, Collins & Collins Intellectual, November 12, 2013: US08584044 (20 worldwide citation)

Technologies, systems, and methods for exploring a virtual space without cluttering or obscuring a field of view of the virtual space with overlaid names, labels, symbols, markers, and the like. Instead, a user may select objects of interest presented in a context bar to locate them in the field of ...


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Adrian Robert Leigh Travis: Scanning backlight for flat-panel display. Microsoft Corporation, L Alan Collins, Collins & Collins Intellectual, November 12, 2013: US08581831 (20 worldwide citation)

An illuminator for a flat-panel display comprises a tapered slab waveguide 1 co-extensive with the display, a light source 2-4 arranged to inject light into an edge of the waveguide so that it emerges over the face of the waveguide, and means for scanning the light injected into the wedge so that di ...


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Brett D Brewer, Oliver Hurst Hiller: Incremental query refinement. Microsoft Corporation, L Alan Collins, Collins & Collins Intellectual, March 13, 2012: US08135729 (17 worldwide citation)

A method of incrementally refining queries and updating query result lists without requiring a user to provide an explicit indicator of query submission. In the method, one or more query related character patterns are defined. Entry of query defining characters by a user is monitored to detect entry ...


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Amer A Hassan, Adam Sapek, Hui Shen, Thomas W Kuehnel, Deyun Wu, Christian Huitema: Orthogonal frequency division multiple access with carrier sense. Microsoft Corporation, L Alan Collins, Collins & Collins Intellectual, February 12, 2013: US08374130 (15 worldwide citation)

A communication system in which an access point and one or more devices communicating through the access point adaptively apply Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA). The access point may assign orthogonal subcarriers to devices as in conventional OFDMA, but the access point senses a ...


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George P Moromisato, Noah B Edelstein, Abhay V Parasnis, Anthony D Andrews, Raymond E Ozzie, William D Devlin, Akash J Sagar: Mesh-managing data across a distributed set of devices. Microsoft Corporation, L Alan Collins, Collins & Collins Intellectual, January 29, 2013: US08364759 (13 worldwide citation)

Data files, applications and/or corresponding user interfaces may be accessed at a device that collaborates in a mesh. The mesh may include any number or type of devices that collaborate in a network. Data, applications and/or corresponding user interfaces may be stored within a core object that may ...


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Weizhu Chen, Zheng Chen: Mining translations of web queries from web click-through data. Microsoft Corporation, L Alan Collins, Collins & Collins Intellectual, September 24, 2013: US08543580 (13 worldwide citation)

Methods and technologies providing translations of web queries based on an analysis of user behavior in click-through data. These methods and technologies generates large-scale and timely query translation pairs guided by a small set of seed word pairs from a dictionary, without relying on additiona ...


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Merle Michael Robinson, Matthieu T Uyttendaele, Zhengyou Zhang, Patrice Y Simard: Generation of documents from images. Microsoft Corporation, L Alan Collins, Collins & Collins Intellectual, August 13, 2013: US08509563 (10 worldwide citation)

A system for generating soft copy (digital) versions of hard copy documents uses images of the hard copy documents. The images may be captured using a device suitable for capturing images, like a camera phone. Once available, the images may be processed to improve their suitability for document gene ...