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Andrew L Silverman, Madhuvan Gupta, Kipley J Olson, Myron C Thomas: Background transcoding. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, March 9, 2010: US07676590 (50 worldwide citation)

A system and methods are described for transcoding media content in the background on a source computer device prior to such time as a target media playback device is connected to the source computer for synchronization of the media content. The system and methods anticipate which media content to b ...


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Andrew L Silverman, Daniel Plastina, Kipley J Olson, Michael J Novak, William D Sproule: Automatic rules-based device synchronization. Microsoft Corporation, Senniger Powers, January 12, 2010: US07647346 (25 worldwide citation)

Automatic rules-based synchronization of digital files on a source device and a target device coupled to it. A source computer executes a synchronization engine for managing transfer of files from a source database to a target device coupled to the computer as a function of a defined storage capacit ...


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Andrew L Silverman, Dennis A Kiilerich, Kipley J Olson, Madhuvan Gupta: Sanctioned transcoding of digital-media content. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, June 15, 2010: US07738766 (10 worldwide citation)

Described herein are one or more implementations for transferring formatted digital media content (“formatted-media-content”) from a source device (e.g., a desktop computer) to a target media-playback device (e.g., a MP3 player). The formatted-media-content may need to be converted from a source for ...


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Andrew L Silverman, Kipley J Olson: Album art on devices with rules management. Microsoft Corporation, Senniger Powers, September 22, 2009: US07593950 (5 worldwide citation)

A system and method for transferring album art from a client computer to a portable media device (PMD). A graphical user-interface allows a user to select a track for transfer to the PMD. A media player application (MPA) verifies that the PMD is capable and authorized to receive album art. The MPA q ...


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Dennis Kiilerich, Andrew L Silverman: Arrangement for synchronizing media files with portable devices. Microsoft Corporation, Gregg Wisdom, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, August 26, 2014: US08818941 (4 worldwide citation)

Arrangements are provided which improve the efficiency of the synchronization process. The same ensure that synchronizations of large quantities of content can be completed with a minimum of delay. One method prioritizes the various tasks that are to be performed prior to synchronization. Another me ...


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Andrew L Silverman, Dennis Kiilerich, Joshuah Vincent: Wireless synchronization of media content and subscription content. Microsoft Corporation, November 29, 2011: US08069232 (4 worldwide citation)

Arrangements are provided which use a host computer to configure a wireless portable device's network connection parameters. The radio on the portable device may be used to help locate nearby accessible wireless networks. Once a synchronization relationship between the portable device and a media li ...


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John W Bruce, David Jones, Andrew L Silverman: Display of predicted storage state of target computing device during media file synchronization. Microsoft Corporation, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle, May 15, 2012: US08181117 (4 worldwide citation)

A system and method for synchronizing media files stored on a plurality of computing devices. The system includes a source computing device configured to execute a synchronization engine configured to synchronize media files on the source computing device with copies of the media files on a target c ...


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Daniel Plastina, Andrew J Jaffray, Andrew L Silverman, John P Mullally IV, Joshuah Vincent: Content feedback for authors of web syndications. Microsoft Corporation, Senniger Powers, January 17, 2012: US08099459 (3 worldwide citation)

Transmit user feedback from a user to a web syndication author. A first communication link is opened. Content data from the web syndication author is received. The received content data is stored on a first client device. The opened first communication link is terminated after receiving the content ...


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Daniel Plastina, Michael J Novak, Kipley J Olson, Michael M Tse, David M Nadalin, Phillip Lu, Dennis A Kiilerich, Andrew L Silverman: Like processing of owned and for-purchase media. Microsoft Coporation, Senniger Powers, March 20, 2012: US08140601 (2 worldwide citation)

A method for managing a group of owned and for-purchase media items in response to a single user action. The method treats the owned media items and the for-purchase media items similarly with respect to the user's interaction with them, facilitating a user paradigm-shift from thinking about two sto ...


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Jeffrey C Abraham, Bruno K da Costa, Zach Johnson, Shane McRoberts, Andrew L Silverman, Joseph McClanahan, Robert N Pulliam, Rodrigo Bomfim, Sean Kollenkark: Media content location awareness and decision making. Microsoft Corporation, Micah Goldsmith, Glen Johnson, Micky Minhas, May 13, 2014: US08725680 (2 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments related to the ability to find content for consumption across all endpoint computing devices in a computing system are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a method for presenting content including aggregating endpoint metadata for each endpoint computing dev ...