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Robert M Fries: Interactive entertainment and information system using television set-top box. Microsoft Corporation, Michalik & Wylie PLLC, November 13, 2001: US06317885 (441 worldwide citation)


An interactive entertainment and information system using a television set-top box, wherein pages of information are periodically provided to the set-top box for user interaction therewith. The pages include associated meta-data defining active locations on each page. When a page is displayed, the u ...


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Mario C Goertzel, Susi E Strom, Praerit Garg, Bharat Shah: Method and system of security location discrimination. Microsoft Corporation, Michalik & Wylie PLLC, October 23, 2001: US06308273 (432 worldwide citation)


An improved computer network security system and method wherein access to network resources is based on information that includes the location of the connecting user. In general, the less trusted the location of the user, the more the access rights assigned to the user are restricted. A discriminati ...


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William J Bolosky, John R Douceur, Scott M Cutshall: Method and system for automatically merging files into a single instance store. Microsoft Corporation, Michalik & Wylie PLLC, May 14, 2002: US06389433 (276 worldwide citation)


A method and system that operates as a background process automatically identify and merge duplicate files into a single instance files, wherein the duplicate files become independent links to the single instance files. A groveler maintains a database of information about the files on a volume, incl ...


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Michael M Swift: Least privilege via restricted tokens. Microsoft Corporation, Michalik & Wylie PLLC, October 23, 2001: US06308274 (180 worldwide citation)


A method and mechanism to enforce reduced access via restricted access tokens. Restricted access tokens are based on an existing token, and have less access than that existing token. A process is associated with a restricted token, and when the restricted process attempts to perform an action on a r ...


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Debi P Mishra, Markus Horstmann, Ullattil Shaji: Class store schema. Microsoft Corporation, Michalik & Wylie PLLC, May 14, 2002: US06389589 (163 worldwide citation)


A schema that facilitates the centralized management and deployment of applications, components and services across a computer network. Centralized class stores are provided under policies associated with a directory container such as a site, domain or organizational unit. Class stores include defin ...


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Peter O Vale: Dynamic keyboard. Microsoft Corporation, Michalik & Wylie PLLC, March 19, 2002: US06359572 (162 worldwide citation)


An improved method and system for receiving user input data into a computer system having a keyboard with a dynamic key that changes its meaning and appearance in response to a predicted need of a user. The dynamic key is preferably provided on a displayed keyboard of a touch-sensitive input panel. ...


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Robert T Short, Rod Gamache, Michael T Massa, John D Vert: Method and system for resource monitoring of disparate resources in a server cluster. Microsoft Corporation, Michalik & Wylie PLLC, January 23, 2001: US06178529 (157 worldwide citation)


A method and system in a server cluster for monitoring and controlling a resource object, such as a physical device or application. A cluster service connects to a resource monitoring component to control and monitor the health of one or more resource objects. The resource component includes a plura ...


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Peter Brundrett, Praerit Garg, Jianrong Gu, James W Kelly Jr, Keith S Kaplan, Robert P Reichel, Brian Andrew, Gary D Kimura, Thomas J Miller: Encrypting file system and method. Microsoft Corporation, Michalik & Wylie PLLC, June 19, 2001: US06249866 (154 worldwide citation)


A system and method for encryption and decryption of files. The system and method operate in conjunction with the file system to transparently encrypt and decrypt files in using a public key-private key pair encryption scheme. When a user puts a file in an encrypted directory or encrypts a file, all ...


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John C Delo, Malcolm S Haar, Chetan A Parulekar, Tracy D Ferrier, Benjamin Chamberlain, David E Gonzalez, David R Mckinnis: Method and system for advertising applications. Microsoft Corporation, Michalik & Wylie PLLC, February 5, 2002: US06345386 (149 worldwide citation)


A method and system for advertising software applications by placing application shortcuts on a start menu or desktop and writing entries to the system registry enabling file extension-based activation and Class ID-based activation of those applications, thereby advertising the applications as avail ...


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Rajeev Dujari: Automatic cache synchronization. Microsoft Corporation, Michalik & Wylie PLLC, May 15, 2001: US06233606 (132 worldwide citation)


A method and system for reducing the number of conditional requests for network content to a server by maintaining state for selected URIs in a local cache indicative of a confidence level that the files are unchanged. When a request for content is received that corresponds to such a URI in the cach ...



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