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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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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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Jeffrey A Bowers, Kenneth G Caldeira, Alistair K Chan, William H Gates III, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, John Latham, Nathan P Myhrvold, Stephen H Salter, Clarence T Tegreene, Willard H Wattenburg, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Water alteration structure and system having below surface valves or wave reflectors. May 6, 2014: US08715496 (3 worldwide citation)

A system for altering water properties in an outdoor body of water includes a holding vessel configured to hold water. The holding vessel has at least one wall extending above a mean surface water level. The system also includes at least one conduit extending downward from the holding vessel. The at ...


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Roderick A Hyde, William H Gates III, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene, Thomas A Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Free piston electromagnetic engine. The Invention Science Fund I, Workman Nydegger, October 18, 2011: US08037852 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods of operating an internal combustion engine are disclosed that may include a first piston slidably disposed in a first cylinder having a first and a second closed end, and a first converter operable with the first cylinder. The first converter may be configured to convert mechanical energy to ...


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Jeffrey A Bowers, Kenneth G Caldeira, Alistair K Chan, William H Gates III, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, John Latham, Nathan P Myhrvold, Stephen H Salter, Clarence T Tegreene, Willard H Wattenburg, Lowell L Wood Jr: Water alteration structure applications and methods. April 1, 2014: US08685254 (2 worldwide citation)

A method is generally described which includes environmental alteration. The method includes determining a placement of at least one vessel capable of moving water to lower depths in the water via wave induced downwelling. The method also includes placing the at least one vessel in the determined pl ...


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Jeffrey A Bowers, Kenneth G Caldeira, Alistair K Chan, William H Gates III, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, John Latham, Nathan P Myhrvold, Stephen H Salter, Clarence T Tegreene, Lowell L Wood Jr: Water alteration structure movement method and system. March 25, 2014: US08679331 (2 worldwide citation)

A structure described generally for altering one or more properties within a body of water includes a vessel configured to hold water. The vessel may have at least one wall. The at least one wall extends at least above a mean surface water level. At least one conduit extends downward from the holdin ...


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Gary W Flake, William H Gates III, Eric J Horvitz, Joshua T Goodman, Surajit Chaudhuri, Trenholme J Griffin, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Kenneth A Moss: Search guided by location and context. Microsoft Corporation, Dan Choi, Judy Yee, Mickey Minhas, October 28, 2014: US08874592 (1 worldwide citation)

The subject disclosure pertains to web searches and more particularly toward influencing resultant content to increase relevancy. The resultant content can be influenced by reconfiguring a query and/or filtering results based on user location and/or context information (e.g., user characteristics/pr ...


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Roderick A Hyde, Edward K Y Jung, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene, William H Gates III, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr: Methods of manufacturing temperature-stabilized storage containers. Tokitae, December 6, 2011: US08069680 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods disclosed herein include methods of manufacturing integrally thermally-sealed storage containers. Methods include creating at least one indentation in at least one layer of first thermal barrier sheet, wherein the at least one layer of first thermal barrier sheet includes at least one first ...


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