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Ye Gu, Peter S Ford, Holly Knight, Yaron Y Goland, Paul J Leach: Dynamic self-configuration for ad hoc peer networking using mark-up language formated description messages. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman, May 10, 2005: US06892230 (309 worldwide citation)

A device control model provides an integrated set of addressing, naming, discovery and description processes that enables automatic, dynamic and ad-hoc self-setup by devices to interoperate with other devices on a network. This permits a computing device when introduced into a network to automatical ...


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Gregory Burns, Paul J Leach: Pull based, intelligent caching system and method for delivering data over a network. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, November 23, 1999: US05991306 (287 worldwide citation)

A network system includes a content provider connected to local service providers via an interactive distribution network, such as the Internet. The local service providers facilitate delivery of the content from the content provider to multiple subscribers. The local service providers schedule deli ...


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David C Lubkin, Douglas B Robinson, Robert P Chase Jr, Paul J Leach, Daniel L McCue III, David B Leblang: Heterogenous software configuration management apparatus. Hewlett Packard Company, August 16, 1994: US05339435 (211 worldwide citation)

A heterogeneous configuration management tool enables building of a software system in a heterogeneous network of computers. In building a desired software system, the tool enables at least one component of the system to be translated by a foreign computer of the network and other components of the ...


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Gregory Burns, Paul J Leach: Content provider for pull based intelligent caching system. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, August 14, 2001: US06275496 (198 worldwide citation)

A network system includes a content provider connected to local service providers via an interactive distribution network, such as the Internet. The local service providers facilitate delivery of the content from the content provider to multiple subscribers. The local service providers schedule deli ...


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William M Zintel, Amar S Gandhi, Ye Gu, Shyamalan Pather, Jeffrey C Schlimmer, Christopher M Rude, Daniel R Weisman, Donald R Ryan, Paul J Leach, Ting Cai, Holly N Knight, Peter S Ford: XML-based template language for devices and services. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, June 21, 2005: US06910068 (197 worldwide citation)

A universal plug and play (UPnP) device makes itself known through a set of processes-discovery, description, control, eventing, and presentation. Following discovery of a UPnP device, an entity can learn more about the device and its capabilities by retrieving the device's description. The descript ...


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Gregory Burns, Paul J Leach: Local service provider for pull based intelligent caching system. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, October 2, 2001: US06298373 (188 worldwide citation)

A network system includes a content provider connected to local service providers via an interactive distribution network, such as the Internet. The local service providers facilitate delivery of the content from the content provider to multiple subscribers. The local service providers schedule deli ...


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Mark H Lucovsky, Shaun Douglas Pierce, Steven D White, Ramu Movva, Jagadeesh Kalki, David Benjamin Auerbach, Peter Sewall Ford, Jay Christopher Jacobs, Paul Andrew Steckler, Walter C Hsueh, Kendall D Keil, Burra Gopal, Suresh Kannan, Yi Wen Guu, Samuel John George, William Raymond Hoffman, Philip Michael Smoot, Lijiang Fang, Michael B Taylor, Winnie C Wu, Paul J Leach, Richard B Ward, Yun Qi Yuan: Schema-based services for identity-based data access. Microsoft Corporation, November 27, 2007: US07302634 (183 worldwide citation)

A schema-based service for Internet access to per-user services data, wherein access to data is based on each user's identity. The service includes a schema that defines rules and a structure for each user's data, and also includes methods that provide access to the data in a defined way. The servic ...


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John E Brezak Jr, Richard B Ward, Michael M Swift, Paul J Leach: System and method of user logon in combination with user authentication for network access. Microsoft Corporation, Leydig Voit & Mayer, June 4, 2002: US06401211 (151 worldwide citation)

A system and method of combined user logon-authentication provides enhanced logon performance by utilizing communications with a network access control server for user authentication to provide user account data required for user logon. When a user logs on a computer, the computer initiates a networ ...


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Keith W Logan, Pradyumna K Misra, Paul J Leach, Clifford P Van Dyke, Dave D Straube, Arnold S Miller: Method and apparatus for representing and applying network topological data. Microsoft Corporation, Leydig Voit & Mayer, October 19, 1999: US05968121 (132 worldwide citation)

A network directory and naming service include fields for identifying instances of network resources and other objects by both logical and topological grouping. This combination of information facilitates automated efficient decision making with regard to replication of resources and updating the re ...


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Michael B Jones, Paul J Leach, Richard P Draves Jr, Joseph S Barrera III, Steven P Levi, Richard F Rashid, Robert P Fitzgerald: Method and system for scheduling the use of a computer system resource using a resource planner and a resource provider. Microsoft Corporation, Seed and Berry, December 14, 1999: US06003061 (130 worldwide citation)

A method and system for scheduling the use of a computer system resource using a resource planner and a resource provider is provided. In a preferred embodiment, a resource is scheduled for use by a plurality of consumer entities. Each consumer entity may request the commitment of a share of the res ...