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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 (174 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 (105 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
William H Gates III, Gary W Flake, James R Larus, Debi P Mishra, Chandramohan A Thekkath, Raymond E Ozzie, Lili Cheng, Nishant V Dani, Daniel S Glasser, Alexander G Gounares, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Amit Mital, Ira L Snyder Jr: State replication. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, March 16, 2010: US07680908 (20 worldwide citation)

The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that facilitate replicating a state associated with a client, user, service, application, and the like. A third party service provider can support any number of services that can be concurrently requested by several clients without user perc ...


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William H. Gates III
Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, William H Gates III, Raymond E Ozzie, Gary W Flake, Lili Cheng, Nishant V Dani, Daniel S Glasser, Alexander G Gounares, James R Larus, Debi P Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L Snyder Jr, Chandramohan A Thekkath: State reflection. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 11, 2010: US07716280 (15 worldwide citation)

The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that facilitate replicating a state associated with a client, user, service, application, and the like. A third party service provider can support any number of services that can be concurrently requested by several clients without user perc ...


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William H. Gates III
Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, William H Gates III, Thomas F Bergstraesser, Lili Cheng, Nishant V Dani, Daniel S Glasser, Ira L Snyder Jr, Melora Zaner Godsey: Remote management of resource license. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, June 25, 2013: US08474027 (8 worldwide citation)

A user-centric or identity-centric resource licensing system that manages access to ‘cloud-based’ resources (e.g., applications and services) is provided. A ‘cloud’ refers to a collection of resources (e.g., hardware and/or software) provided and maintained by an off-site or off-premise party (e.g., ...


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William H. Gates III
Raymond E Ozzie, William H Gates III, Thomas F Bergstraesser, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Alexander G Gounares, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Debi P Mishra, Ira L Snyder Jr, Melora Zaner Godsey: Off-premise encryption of data storage. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, December 3, 2013: US08601598 (4 worldwide citation)

A system that enables a cloud-based data repository to function as a secure ‘drop-box’ for data that corresponds to a user is provided. The ‘drop box’ can be facilitated through the use of cryptographic keying technologies. For instance, data that is ‘dropped’ by or on behalf of a particular user ca ...


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William H. Gates III
Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, William H Gates III, Raymond E Ozzie, Thomas F Bergstraesser, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Alexander G Gounares, Debi P Mishra, Ira L Snyder Jr, Melora Zaner Godsey: Data security in an off-premise environment. Microsoft Corporation, Holly Nguyen, Carole Boelitz, Micky Minhas, April 22, 2014: US08705746 (4 worldwide citation)

A system that enables a cloud-based data repository to function as a secure ‘drop-box’ for data that corresponds to a user is provided. The ‘drop box’ can be facilitated through the use of cryptographic keying technologies. For instance, data that is ‘dropped’ by or on behalf of a particular user ca ...


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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 (3 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 ...