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Silverman Andrew L, Gupta Madhuvan, Kipley J Olson, Myron C Thomas: Background transcoding. Microsoft, November 9, 2005: EP1594319-A1 (55 worldwide citation)

A system and methods are described for transcoding media content in the background on a source computer device prior to such time as a target media playback device is connected to the source computer for synchronization of the media content. The system and methods anticipate which media content to b ...


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Andrew L Silverman, Madhuvan Gupta, Kipley J Olson, Myron C Thomas: Background transcoding. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, March 9, 2010: US07676590 (50 worldwide citation)

A system and methods are described for transcoding media content in the background on a source computer device prior to such time as a target media playback device is connected to the source computer for synchronization of the media content. The system and methods anticipate which media content to b ...


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Moe Khosravy, Jorg Thomas Pfenning, Lev Novik, Marc Levy, Michael S Beckerman, Myron C Thomas, Vladimir Sadovsky: Synchronization peer participant model. Microsoft Corporation, July 13, 2010: US07756825 (16 worldwide citation)

Various technologies and techniques are disclosed that improve synchronization of data between varying types of devices and/or services. A full participant receives a request from another participant to perform a synchronization operation. The synchronization engine determines whether the device or ...


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Moe Khosravy, Lev Novik, Jorg Thomas Pfenning, Myron C Thomas, Michael S Beckerman, Vladimir Sadovsky, Mark Levy: Synchronization orchestration. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, February 15, 2011: US07890646 (12 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for orchestrating synchronizations between different targets in a synchronization community. The order and nature of synchronizations may depend on multiple factors, including the initiator of the synchronization, the data being synchronized, and other characteristics of the sync ...


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Darren R Davis, Myron C Thomas, Michael R Clark: Data-driven synchronization. Microsoft Corporation, May 22, 2012: US08185494 (3 worldwide citation)

Synchronization is bound to data and optionally a set of synchronization behaviors as opposed to a particular application and/or endpoint. As a result, synchronization amongst endpoints need not require creation of customized synchronization solutions or rely on vendor and/or application specific me ...


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Robert Hildreth, Darren R Davis, Myron C Thomas: Aspects of digital media content distribution. Microsoft Corporation, Aaron Chatterjee, Andrew Sanders, Micky Minhas, October 21, 2014: US08868678

Techniques for distributing digital media content to personal electronic devices are discussed. Digital media content is collected from a variety of disparate digital media content sources. Specific digital media content is identified and transcoded into a selected format prior to receipt by a parti ...


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Myron C Thomas, Darren R Davis, Gabriel S DeBacker, Alec Barker: Management of media sources in memory constrained devices. Microsoft Corporation, Senniger Powers, February 15, 2007: US20070038647-A1

Managing media information on a computing device. The media information is stored in a plurality of media sources where at least one of the media sources is an external storage associated with the computing device and where at least one of the media sources is a local storage associated with the com ...


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Robert Hildreth, Darren R Davis, Myron C Thomas: Aspects of digital media content distribution. Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, September 27, 2007: US20070226365-A1

Techniques for distributing digital media content to personal electronic devices are discussed. Digital media content is collected from a variety of disparate digital media content sources. Specific digital media content is identified and transcoded into a selected format prior to receipt by a parti ...


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Moe Khosravy, Lev Novik, Jorg Thomas Pfenning, Myron C Thomas, Michael S Beckerman, Vladimir Sadovsky, Marc Levy: Synchronization Orchestration. Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, November 1, 2007: US20070255854-A1

Systems and methods for orchestrating synchronizations between different targets in a synchronization community. The order and nature of synchronizations may depend on multiple factors, including the initiator of the synchronization, the data being synchronized, and other characteristics of the sync ...


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Robert Hildreth, Darren R Davis, Myron C Thomas: Advertising funded data access services. Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, September 25, 2008: US20080232561-A1

Techniques for using advertising to fund the use of client-side or network-side data access services by a user of a personal electronic device are discussed. Digital advertising content is associated with data items accessible via a particular data access service at a variety of processing locations ...