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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 (34 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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Tom Mitchell
Dallan W Quass, Tom M Mitchell, Andrew K McCallum, William Cohen: Method for learning and combining global and local regularities for information extraction and classification. Inxight Software, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Kenneth R Allen, May 10, 2005: US06892189 (31 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for information extraction and classification which combines aspects of local regularities formulation with global regularities formulation. A candidate subset is identified. Then tentative labels are created so they can be associated with elements in the subset that have the gl ...


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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 (7 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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Robert Deng
Feng Bao, Huijie Robert Deng: Method and apparatus for encrypting and decrypting data. Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Conley Rose P C, September 19, 2006: US07110539 (7 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for encrypting and decrypting data is disclosed which employs two or more cryptographic algorithms to achieve high throughput without compromizing security. The invention is especially useful for software implementation to protect large amounts of multimedia data over high-spe ...


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Chris Blackburn
John A Beatty, Christopher W Blackburn, Rory L Block, Chih Hui Jan, Terry D Warkentin: Method and apparatus for a gaming network architecture. WMS Gaming, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, August 10, 2010: US07771276 (2 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the invention relate generally to wagering games and, more particularly, to a gaming network linked to a plurality of gaming machines. The gaming network has a plurality of servers dedicated to providing a shared game to a plurality of gaming terminals. The shared game may be either c ...


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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 (1 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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Chris Blackburn
Rory L Block, Christopher W Blackburn, Chih Hui Jan, James P Simmermon, Terry D Warkentin: Gaming terminal network with a message director. WMS Gaming, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, April 9, 2013: US08414397 (1 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus in a gaming network for transmitting event messages from gaming terminals to a central server and, consequently, routing each event message to an appropriate application. The system may include multiple gaming function specific servers with multiple applications on each server ...


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Parichay Saxena
Parichay Saxena, Todd Abel, Ricard Roma i Dalfó: Interfacing a first type of software application to information configured for use by a second type of software application. Microsoft Corporation, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, February 1, 2011: US07882170

Systems and methods for enabling a host application and uses thereof access to otherwise inaccessible information configured solely for use by other types of applications. The information may be exposed for use by the host application as information elements (e.g., metadata). During execution the ho ...


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Chris Blackburn
John A Beatty, Christopher W Blackburn, Rory L Block, Chih Hui Jan, Terry D Warkentin: Method and apparatus for a gaming network architecture. Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth, December 22, 2005: US20050282628-A1

Embodiments of the invention relate generally to wagering games and, more particularly, to a gaming network linked to a plurality of gaming machines. The gaming network has a plurality of servers dedicated to providing a shared game to a plurality of gaming terminals. The shared game may be either c ...


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Chris Blackburn
Christopher W Blackburn, Rory L Block, Chih Hui Jan, James P Simmermon, Thomas A Gentles, Vikram Swamy, Terry D Warkentin: Event management service in a service-oriented gaming network environment. Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth PA, December 30, 2004: US20040266532-A1

An event management service for a gaming network including one or more gaming machines provides systems and methods for sending and receiving event related messages. The events include tilts, jackpot wins, software corruption, etc. The gaming services framework comprises a set of services, protocols ...



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