US Patent No: 7,529,775

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Method and system for collecting information about applications on a computer system

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A standard reporting schema to represent applications and other information on a computer in a hierarchical manner, such as via an XML (extensible markup language) file. An agent or engine is provided to inventory a computer for installed applications or services and to output a report, or log file, conforming to the schema standard. A calculation may be performed on a subset of attributes stored in the log file for an application or a service so as generate a signature representing the subset. The signature may be stored with the log file, and may be accessed quickly in a database to determine whether or not the application is a particular application, or, if more particular resources are defined, to determine more specific information, such as whether the application is a particular version or run of the application.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MICROSOFT CORPORATIONREDMOND, WA28709

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bluvshteyn, Vadim Redmond, WA 4 25
Carroll, Mark S Seattle, WA 11 85
Heinz, Steven S Lynnwood, WA 3 11
Lupu, Corneliu Sammamish, WA 6 15
Munsil, Donald J Kirkland, WA 22 181
Sciacqua, Michael North Bend, WA 3 11
Stephens, Maoni Sammamish, WA 4 11

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