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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
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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Michael Connolly: Laser leveling apparatus. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, William J Sapone, August 29, 2006: US07099000 (29 worldwide citation)

A laser levelling apparatus includes a platform, a base assembly, a body assembly, a head assembly and a laser assembly. The body assembly is rotatable about a body axis relative to the base assembly, the head assembly is rotatably supported by the body and rotatable about a head assembly axis trans ...


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Dennis Michael Connolly: Method of chemically assembling nano-scale devices. Integrated Nano Technologies, Nixon Peabody, June 19, 2001: US06248529 (25 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides nano-scale devices, including electronic circuits, using DNA molecules as a support structure. DNA binding proteins are used to mask regions of the DNA as a material, such as a metal is coated onto the DNA. Included in the invention are DNA based transistors, capacitor ...


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Roy Landem, Michael Connolly: Fire escape window system. Cook Wetzel & Egan, December 9, 1980: US04237654 (24 worldwide citation)

A fire escape window system has a fixed outer, peripheral frame set permanently into a window opening of a wall. An inner frame carrying sash units, screens, storm glass, and the like is mounted in the outer frame on a hinge axis. The inner frame pivots from a position weather-sealed across the oute ...


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Lili Cheng, Kamal Jain, Michael Connolly, Alexander G Gounares, Gary W Flake, Eric J Horvitz: System, method, and medium for determining items to insert into a wishlist by analyzing images provided by a user. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, December 1, 2009: US07627502 (19 worldwide citation)

Wish list creation and population is provided where users can associate one or more images as items in a wish list. To this end, an image can be provided, such as a photograph taken by the user, and analyzed to locate matching items and information related thereto. In this regard, the user can obser ...