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William H. Gates III
William H Gates III, Gary W Flake, Alexander G Gounares, Thomas F Bergstraesser, Arnold N Blinn, Christopher W Brumme, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Daniel S Glasser, James R Larus, Matthew B MacLaurin, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Debi P Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L Snyder Jr, Melora Zaner Godsey: Virtual entertainment. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, September 6, 2011: US08012023 (169 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods that provide for a virtual reality entertainment system that supplies immersive entertainment and creates a sensation for a user similar to having guests in a remote location to be physically present as virtual guests. Such virtual reality entertainment system can supply a graphi ...


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William H. Gates III
Raymond E Ozzie, William H Gates III, Gary W Flake, Thomas F Bergstraesser, Arnold N Blinn, Christopher W Brumme, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Nishant V Dani, Dane A Glasgow, Daniel S Glasser, Alexander G Gounares, James R Larus, Matthew B MacLaurin, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Debi P Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L Snyder Jr, Chandramohan A Thekkath, David R Treadwell III, Melora Zaner Godsey: Personal data mining. Microsoft Corporation, Hope Baldauff Hartman, April 19, 2011: US07930197 (103 worldwide citation)

Personal data mining mechanisms and methods are employed to identify relevant information that otherwise would likely remain undiscovered. Users supply personal data that can be analyzed in conjunction with data associated with a plurality of other users to provide useful information that can improv ...


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William H. Gates III
Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, William H Gates III, Raymond E Ozzie, Gary W Flake, Thomas F Bergstraesser, Arnold N Blinn, Christopher W Brumme, Lili Cheng, Nishant V Dani, Daniel S Glasser, Alexander G Gounares, Galen C Hunt, James R Larus, Matthew B MacLaurin, Debi P Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L Snyder Jr, Chandramohan A Thekkath: Remote provisioning of information technology. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, March 19, 2013: US08402110 (2 worldwide citation)

Remote provisioning of an IT network and/or associated services is provided. Hardware, software, service and/or expertise can be moved from on-premise to a remote location (e.g., central, distributed . . . ). Accordingly, at least a large degree computation can be moved to the center to exploit econ ...


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Marcus Peinado, Rajasekhar Abburi, Arnold N Blinn, Thomas C Jones, John L Manferdelli, Jeffrey R C Bell, Ramaranthnam Venkatesan, Paul England, Mariusz H Jakubowski, Hai Ying: Enforcement architecture and method for digital rights management. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, September 5, 2006: US07103574 (249 worldwide citation)

An enforcement architecture and method for implementing digital rights management are disclosed. Digital content is distributed from a content server to a computing device of a user and received, and an attempt is made to render the digital content by way of a rendering application. The rendering ap ...


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Marcus Peinado, Rajasekhar Abburi, Paul England, Krishnamurthy Ganesan, Jeffrey R C Bell, Arnold N Blinn, Thomas C Jones: Digital license and method for obtaining/providing a digital license. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, November 14, 2006: US07136838 (161 worldwide citation)

To obtain a digital license for rendering a piece of digital content, a license requester contacts a license provider and sends a license request. The license provider checks the license request for validity and negotiates with the license requestor terms and conditions for the requested license. Th ...


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Arnold N Blinn, Joseph N Coco, Greg A Marks: Integrating payment accounts and an electronic wallet. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, December 26, 2006: US07155411 (127 worldwide citation)

An electronic wallet including is made available to a user and is capable of storing a wide variety of different types of accounts (including both payment accounts and traditional credit card accounts). An identification of the different accounts corresponding to a user is displayed to the user and ...


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Marcus Peinado, Rajasekhar Abburi, Arnold N Blinn, Thomas C Jones, John L Manferdelli, Jeffrey R C Bell, Ramaranthnam Venkatesan, Paul England, Mariusz H Jakubowski, Hai Ying: Method for obtaining a black box for performing decryption and encryption functions in a digital rights management (DRM) system. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, May 23, 2006: US07051005 (58 worldwide citation)

A digital rights management (DRM) system operates on a computing device and requires a black box for performing decryption and encryption functions. To obtain the black box from a black box server, the DRM system requests such black box from such black box server. The black box server in response ge ...


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Marcus Peinado, Rajasekhar Abburi, Arnold N Blinn, Thomas C Jones, Jeffrey R C Bell: Structure of a digital content package. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, June 3, 2008: US07383205 (56 worldwide citation)

A digital content package includes encrypted digital content to be rendered in accordance with a corresponding digital license and is separate and apart from the license. The encrypted digital content is decrypt-able according to a decryption key (KD) obtained from the license. The package also incl ...



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