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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 (103 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 (68 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
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 (18 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 (14 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
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 (2 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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Farookh P Mohammed, Nishant V Dani: Identification of active server cluster controller. Microsoft, Banner & Witcoff, January 6, 2004: US06675199 (23 worldwide citation)

A failover algorithm implemented in software, without any failover-specific hardware, that allows servers in a cluster to determine whether a primary or secondary controller is active without requiring communication between the primary and secondary controllers. A server cluster includes several ser ...


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Nishant V Dani, Farookh P Mohammed: Recovery of cluster consistency following failover. Microsoft Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, January 6, 2004: US06675217 (16 worldwide citation)

A technique for maintaining server cluster consistency is disclosed. When a front-end server of a plurality of servers detects that the front-end server has reconnected to a backend server or in the situation of a backend server failover, the front-end server sends resource ownership information to ...


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Nishant V Dani, Farookh P Mohammed: Load balancing of chat servers based on gradients. July 13, 2004: US06763372 (16 worldwide citation)

A method for determining a load distribution for a plurality of servers is disclosed. A total user count during a predetermined interval of time is received from each server of a plurality of servers for all channel resources associated with each respective server of the plurality of servers. A pres ...



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