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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, William J Bolosky, Nishant V Dani, Daniel S Glasser, Alexander G Gounares, James R Larus, Matthew B MacLaurin, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer: Hardware architecture for cloud services. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, September 6, 2011: US08014308 (69 worldwide citation)

The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that facilitate dynamically allocating resources (e.g., hardware, software, . . . ) supported by a third party service provider. The third party service provider can support any number of services that can be concurrently requested by severa ...


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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 ...


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Steven N Bathiche, Jon Marcus Randall Whitten, John Mark Miller, Matthew B MacLaurin, Boyd Cannon Multerer, James M Alkove, Zachary Lewis Russell, Eric Peter Wilfrid, Bret P O Rourke, Oliver R Roup: Augmented reality and filtering. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, September 11, 2012: US08264505 (21 worldwide citation)

A system (and corresponding method) that can enhance a user experience by augmenting real-world experiences with virtual world data to is provided. The augmented reality system discloses various techniques to personalize real-world experiences by overlaying or interspersing virtual capabilities (and ...


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Matthew B MacLaurin, Andrzej Turski, Cezary Marcjan, Lili Cheng: Online storage with metadata-based retrieval. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, March 16, 2010: US07680835 (18 worldwide citation)

A novel system that facilitates monitoring and/or updating data contained within a plurality of network devices. The system includes a file system user interface (UI) that can render a unified representation of the content across multiple stores corresponding to a plurality of disparate network devi ...


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Steven N Bathiche, Jon Marcus Randall Whitten, John Mark Miller, Matthew B MacLaurin, Boyd Cannon Multerer, James M Alkove, Zachary Lewis Russell, Eric P Wilfrid, Bret P O Rourke, Oliver R Roup: Augmented reality and filtering. Microsoft Corporation, Holly Nguyen, Carole Boelitz, Micky Minhas, April 1, 2014: US08687021 (15 worldwide citation)

A system (and corresponding method) that can enhance a user experience by augmenting real-world experiences with virtual world data to is provided. The augmented reality system discloses various techniques to personalize real-world experiences by overlaying or interspersing virtual capabilities (and ...


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Andrzej Turski, Cornelis K Van Dok, Lili Cheng, Lyon K F Wong, Matthew B MacLaurin, Patrice L Miner: Metadata editing control. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, September 2, 2008: US07421438 (13 worldwide citation)

A metadata management architecture. The architecture includes a property component that lists one or more properties related to a file, and a viewing component that present files having one or more of the related properties. A synchronization component provides immediate synchronization between prop ...