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Marcus Peinado, John L Manferdelli, Jeffrey R C Bell: Rendering digital content in an encrypted rights-protected form. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, August 10, 2004: US06775655 (276 worldwide citation)

A rendering application determines that digital content is in an encrypted rights-protected form and invokes a Digital Rights Management (DRM) system which includes a license store having at least one digital license stored therein. Each license corresponds to a piece of digital content and includes ...


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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 (256 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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David E Heckerman, Fileno A Alleva, Robert L Rounthwaite, Daniel Rosen, Mei Yuh Hwang, Yoram Yaacovi, John L Manferdelli: Methods and apparatus for automatically synchronizing electronic audio files with electronic text files. Microsoft Corporation, Michael P Straub, Straub & Pokotylo, July 10, 2001: US06260011 (178 worldwide citation)

Automated methods and apparatus for synchronizing audio and text data, e.g., in the form of electronic files, representing audio and text expressions of the same work or information are described. A statistical language model is generated from the text data. A speech recognition operation is then pe ...


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Marco A DeMello, Vinay Krishnaswamy, John L Manferdelli: System and method for accessing protected content in a rights-management architecture. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, February 7, 2006: US06996720 (173 worldwide citation)

A digital rights management system for the distribution, protection and use of electronic content. The system includes a client architecture which receives content, where the content is preferably protected by encryption and may include a license and individualization features. Content is protected ...


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Marco A DeMello, Attila Narin, Venkateshaiah Setty, Pavel Zeman, Vinay Krishnaswamy, John L Manferdelli, Frank D Byrum, Leroy B Keely, Yoram Yaacovi, Jeffrey H Alger: System and method for activating a rendering device in a multi-level rights-management architecture. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, March 21, 2006: US07017189 (107 worldwide citation)

A digital rights management system for the distribution, protection and use of electronic content. The system includes a client architecture which receives content, where the content is preferably protected by encryption and may include a license and individualization features. Content is protected ...


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David E Heckerman, Fileno A Alleva, Robert L Rounthwaite, Daniel Rosen, Mei Yuh Hwang, Yoram Yaacovi, John L Manferdelli: Methods and apparatus for performing speech recognition using acoustic models which are improved through an interactive process. Microsoft Corporation, Michael P Straub, Straub & Pokotylo, July 17, 2001: US06263308 (89 worldwide citation)

Automated methods and apparatus for synchronizing audio and text data, e.g., in the form of electronic files, representing audio and text expressions of the same work or information are described. Also described are automated methods of detecting errors and other discrepancies between the audio and ...


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John L Manferdelli, Michael David Marr, Vinay Krishnaswamy, Mariusz H Jakubowski: System and method for interfacing a software process to secure repositories. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, May 23, 2006: US07051200 (80 worldwide citation)

A secure repository individualized for a hardware environment and a method and system for providing the same. The secure repository includes a hidden cryptographic key and code that applies the key without requiring access to a copy of the key. The code that implements the secure repository is gener ...


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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 (59 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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Marco A DeMello, Vinay Krishnaswamy, Rushmi U Malaviarachchi, John L Manferdelli, Bradley Serbus, Attila Narin, Steve Bourne: Tying a digital license to a user and tying the user to multiple computing devices in a digital rights management (DRM) system. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, January 8, 2008: US07318236 (33 worldwide citation)

A first trusted component on a first computing device performs cryptography, evaluation, and enforcement and is tied thereto, and a first user-machine certificate associated with the first computing device is tied to a user. Correspondingly, a second trusted component on a second computing device pe ...


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Blair Brewster Dillaway, John L Manferdelli, Shawn Martin Woods: Access control policy engine controlling access to resource based on any of multiple received types of security tokens. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, August 10, 2010: US07774830 (31 worldwide citation)

An access control policy engine associated with a resource determines whether to allow a request to access same. The engine receives the request with an security token, retrieves the token determines a type thereof, and maps access decision information in the token to a common format as at least one ...