Patents by Inventor Chris Kimmell

Chris Kimmell has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10218817
    Abstract: In one example, a device directory server may maintain a digital rights management list for a user device belonging to a device group associated with a user. The device directory server may maintain a primary digital rights management list associating a user device with a primary online account for a user having a content license for a digital content item. The device director server may receive a status update indicating the user device is still in use by the user if sent by the user device. The device directory server may determine whether a status update has been received from the user device. The device directory server may deactivate the user device on the primary digital rights management list when no status update has been received within a pruning period for the user device to be associated with the primary online account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Kimmell, Tianyu Fang, Nisarg Patel, Derrick Wampler, Kenneth F. Lavering, James McColl, Devin Jenson
  • Publication number: 20160321437
    Abstract: In one example, a device directory server may maintain a digital rights management list for a user device belonging to a device group associated with a user. The device directory server may maintain a primary digital rights management list associating a user device with a primary online account for a user having a content license for a digital content item. The device director server may receive a status update indicating the user device is still in use by the user if sent by the user device. The device directory server may determine whether a status update has been received from the user device. The device directory server may deactivate the user device on the primary digital rights management list when no status update has been received within a pruning period for the user device to be associated with the primary online account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Kimmell, Tianyu Fang, Nisarg Patel, Derrick Wampler, Kenneth F. Lavering, James McColl, Devin Johnson