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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 (202 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 (127 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
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 (9 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
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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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 (3 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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Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Thomas F Bergstraesser, Christopher W Brumme, Lili Cheng, Alexander G Gounares, James R Larus, Debi P Mishra, Ira L Snyder Jr: Resource standardization in an off-premise environment. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, September 14, 2010: US07797453 (29 worldwide citation)

A computing paradigm where information can be aggregated from multiple services/programs within a ‘cloud-based’ environment is provided. Thus, the system can provide a uniform interface that can combine computational tasks across the multiple services/programs. Thus, the innovation takes advantage o ...


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Thomas F Bergstraesser, Philip A Bernstein, Shankar Pal, David R Shutt: Versions and workspaces in an object repository. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, March 15, 2005: US06868425 (28 worldwide citation)

Maintaining versions and workspaces in an object repository is disclosed. The system provides an efficient way to manage versions of objects by only copying objects when absolutely necessary, i.e. when a property value in a particular object has changed. In addition, the system provides a mechanism ...