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Michael W Rabne, James A Barker, Tareq M T Alrashid, Brian S Christian, Steven C Cox, Elizabeth A Slotta, Luella R Upthegrove: Rights management system for digital media. Case Western Reserve University, Fay Sharpe Fagan Minnich & McKee, December 21, 1999: US06006332 (439 worldwide citation)

A system is provided for controlling access to digitized data. An unsecure client is provided with a launch pad program which is capable of communicating with a secure Rights Management (RM) server. The launch pad program provides an indicator to a public browser, used by the unsecured client, which ...


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William Michael Zintel, Brian S Christian, Bradford A Christian: Synchronization of controlled device state using state table and eventing in data-driven remote device control model. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman, April 20, 2004: US06725281 (361 worldwide citation)

Controlled devices according to a device control model maintain a state table representative of their operational state. Devices providing a user control point interface for the controlled device obtain the state table of the controlled device, and may also obtain presentation data defining a remote ...


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William Michael Zintel, Brian S Christian, Bradford A Christian: Synchronization of controlled device state using state table and eventing in data-driven remote device control model. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman, August 8, 2006: US07089307 (131 worldwide citation)

Controlled devices according to a device control model maintain a state table representative of their operational state. Devices providing a user control point interface for the controlled device obtain the state table of the controlled device, and may also obtain presentation data defining a remote ...


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Scott C Cottrille, Yoram Yaacovi, Brian S Christian, Bruce A MacNaughton: Associating annotations with a content source. Microsoft Corporation, Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, December 6, 2005: US06973616 (35 worldwide citation)

A computing system capable of associating annotations with millions of content sources is described. An annotation is any content associated with a document space. The document space is any document identified by a document identifier. The document space provides the context for the annotation. An a ...


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Brian S Christian, Devatta Waghdhare: Declarative page view and click tracking systems and methods. Microsoft Corporation, August 5, 2008: US07409422 (15 worldwide citation)

Declarative page view and click tracking systems and methods are described. To utilize page view and/or click tracking, a web page developer includes a link identifier in a function call or build anchor tag call of a web page. A tracking server identifies links that include the link identifier and r ...


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Brian S Christian, Russell M Earnes: Systems and methods for declarative localization of web services. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, October 28, 2008: US07444590 (10 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are described for declarative localization of web services. A “localize” attribute is described that uniquely identifies localized content for the final rendered element. The “localize” attribute is stripped out during the rendering process, so it never reaches the client or agen ...


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Brian S Christian, Todd Krabach: System and method for URL virtualization and mapping. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, May 19, 2009: US07536391 (9 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for URL virtualization. The system and method for URL virtualization provide a contextually relevant URL to a requesting agent. The system may include a browser parameter determination mechanism for matching incoming request header parameters with stored information ...


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Brian S Christian, Aston Motes: Inferred relationships from user tagged content. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, February 16, 2010: US07664760 (7 worldwide citation)

A tagged content inference system and method is provided. The system facilitates browsing of content with a pseudo-hierarchical feel using algorithmically-deduced relationships between items based on user applied tags. Based, at least in part, upon tagged content, an inference component can infer re ...


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Brian S Christian: System and method for tracking URL usage. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, May 6, 2008: US07367508 (3 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for incorporating a client-side tracking system in conjunction with a tracking server to track URL usage. The method includes implementing the client-side tracking system for preserving a target URL upon tracking. The method additionally includes providing a failsafe ...


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Brian S Christian, Aston Motes: Inferred relationships from user tagged content. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, May 15, 2012: US08180767 (1 worldwide citation)

A tagged content inference system and method is provided. The system facilitates browsing of content with a pseudo-hierarchical feel using algorithmically-deduced relationships between items based on user applied tags. Based, at least in part, upon tagged content, an inference component can infer re ...