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Melissa W Dunn: User-centric consent management system and method. Microsoft Corporation, Senniger Powers, July 11, 2006: US07076558 (130 worldwide citation)

In a network computing environment, a user-centric system and method for controlling access to user-specific information maintained in association with a web-services service. When a web-services client desires access to the user-specific information, the client sends a request. The request identifi ...


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Melissa W Dunn, Matt C Jones, Xiang Xian: Managing multiple user identities in authentication environments. Microsoft Corporation, Senniger Powers, September 23, 2008: US07428750 (118 worldwide citation)

Managing a plurality of identities associated with a user. The invention includes a system for managing multiple credentials within the same authentication system and across federated authentication systems in such a manner that signing in with one credential allows access to content, information or ...


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Melissa W Dunn: Privacy policy change notification. Microsoft Corporation, Senniger Powers, September 11, 2007: US07269853 (40 worldwide citation)

Methods and system for managing consent. Embodiments of the invention identify a user in connection with an application or service that requests to use selected information associated with the user according to a predefined policy. After determining whether the user previously granted permission to ...


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Fabio Pettinati, John Anthony Owens, Jonathan D Perlow, Melissa W Dunn: Contact text box. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, September 30, 2008: US07430719 (39 worldwide citation)

A contact text box interface for resolving user input with contact information selected from contact directories and compared against usage patterns. Users are provided with a list of potentially relevant contacts from which a selection can be made. When a contact is selected, the corresponding and ...


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Iulian D Calinov, Melissa W Dunn: Shared services management. Microsoft Corporation, Senniger Powers, February 19, 2008: US07334013 (26 worldwide citation)

Methods and system of sharing information among network servers coupled to a data communication network for providing services to a user via a client on the network and data structure for use therewith. Related services provided by the network servers are grouped into service groups. A database stor ...


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Melissa W Dunn: System and method for user-centric authorization to access user-specific information. Microsoft Corporation, Senniger Powers, March 22, 2011: US07912971 (25 worldwide citation)

In a network computing environment, a user-centric system and method for controlling access to user-specific information maintained in association with a web-services service. When a web-services client desires access to the user-specific information, the client sends a request. The request identifi ...


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Balbir Singh, Shankar Vaidyanathan, Melissa W Dunn: Interaction between ads and applications. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Steven Spellman, Tom Wong, Micky Minhas, June 28, 2016: US09378512 (15 worldwide citation)

Various technologies, methods, systems, processes, and compositions of matter pertaining to advertisements, and advertisement interactions with users and applications may be described. A single advertisement may be selected for a user based on a single lookup of the user profile at an advertisement ...


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J Patrick Thompson, Walter R Smith, Kim Cameron, Jonathan D Perlow, Dejan Subotic, Melissa W Dunn: Contact schema. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, December 22, 2009: US07636719 (14 worldwide citation)

A schema is provided that defines people, groups and organizations by their corresponding contact information and other related characteristics. The schema defines a person by personal data, name data, location data, and e-address data. A group is defined by group membership data and e-address data. ...


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Ashvin Joseph Mathew, Puhazholi Vetrivel, Nayana Ramdas Mutha, Joseph Nicholas Coco, Melissa W Dunn: Profile and consent accrual. Microsoft Corporation, Senniger Powers, September 15, 2009: US07590705 (14 worldwide citation)

Consent management between a client and a network server. In response to a request for consent, a central server determines if requested user information is included in a user profile associated with a user and if the user has granted consent to share the requested user information. A user interface ...


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Melissa W Dunn, Jonathan D Perlow, Vivien Park, Kim Cameron, John Anthony Owens: Information picker. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, June 16, 2009: US07549125 (13 worldwide citation)

A user is able to informatively control how contact information is provided to one or more applications through the use of a persona interface object, corresponding personas and contact information, and an information picker interface. The persona interface identifies available personas, each person ...