Patents by Inventor Eric P. Traut

Eric P. Traut 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).

  • Publication number: 20160378506
    Abstract: Efficient power management of a system with virtual machines is disclosed. In particular, such efficient power management may enable coordination of system-wide power changes with virtual machines. Additionally, such efficient power management may enable coherent power changes in a system with a virtual machine monitor. Furthermore, such efficient power management may enable dynamic control and communication of power state changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Adrian J. Oney, Bryan Mark Willman, Eric P. Traut, Forrest Curtis Foltz, Matthew D. Hendel, Rene Antonio Vega
  • Patent number: 9489035
    Abstract: Efficient power management of a system with virtual machines is disclosed. In particular, such efficient power management may enable coordination of system-wide power changes with virtual machines. Additionally, such efficient power management may enable coherent power changes in a system with a virtual machine monitor. Furthermore, such efficient power management may enable dynamic control and communication of power state changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adrian J. Oney, Bryan Mark Willman, Eric P. Traut, Forrest Curtis Foltz, Matthew D. Hendel, Rene Antonio Vega
  • Publication number: 20160109929
    Abstract: Efficient power management of a system with virtual machines is disclosed. In particular, such efficient power management may enable coordination of system-wide power changes with virtual machines. Additionally, such efficient power management may enable coherent power changes in a system with a virtual machine monitor. Furthermore, such efficient power management may enable dynamic control and communication of power state changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Adrian J. Oney, Bryan Mark Willman, Eric P. Traut, Forrest Curtis Foltz, Matthew D. Hendel, Rene Antonio Vega
  • Patent number: 9286088
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are described that provide a user interface to a user of a first operating system to enable the user to interact with a second operating system executing in a virtual machine. If the first and second operating systems are in communication in accordance with an operating system remote terminal (OSRT) protocol, such as Remote Desktop Protocol, a first user interface is provided as the user interface. If the first and second operating systems are not in communication in accordance with the OSRT protocol, a second user interface is provided as the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Prasad Thiruveedu, Rahul S. Newaskar, Eric P. Traut, Hari Krishna Pammi, Yogesh K. Sharma
  • Patent number: 9218047
    Abstract: Efficient power management of a system with virtual machines is disclosed. In particular, such efficient power management may enable coordination of system-wide power changes with virtual machines. Additionally, such efficient power management may enable coherent power changes in a system with a virtual machine monitor. Furthermore, such efficient power management may enable dynamic control and communication of power state changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adrian J. Oney, Bryan Mark Willman, Eric P. Traut, Forrest Curtis Foltz, Matthew D. Hendel, Rene Antonio Vega
  • Patent number: 9116770
    Abstract: An installation package associated with an application is obtained. Installation of the application in a first type of system is analyzed based at least in part on the installation package. A first set of changes made to the first type of system resulting from installation of the application in the first type of system is identified. Based on the first set of changes, a second set of changes made to a second type of system resulting from installation of the application in the second type of system is identified, and a recipe identifying the second set of changes is generated. A new installation package associated with the application can also be generated. This new installation package is configured for installation of the application on the second type of system, and is based at least in part on both the recipe and the installation package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John M. Sheehan, Carolyn N. Lesser, Eric P. Traut
  • Publication number: 20150143149
    Abstract: Efficient power management of a system with virtual machines is disclosed. In particular, such efficient power management may enable coordination of system-wide power changes with virtual machines. Additionally, such efficient power management may enable coherent power changes in a system with a virtual machine monitor. Furthermore, such efficient power management may enable dynamic control and communication of power state changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Adrian J. Oney, Bryan Mark Willman, Eric P. Traut, Forrest Curtis Foltz, Matthew D. Hendel, Rene Antonio Vega
  • Patent number: 8984244
    Abstract: Various mechanisms are disclosed herein for the saving and restoring of virtual machine environment state. For example, virtual machine state can be either be saved or (multiple) snapshots can be taken of the virtual machine state. In the latter case, virtual processors can be allowed to run while the memory of the virtual machine state is being saved. In either case, virtual devices associated with the virtual machine environment can be quiesced such that these devices can prepare themselves to be saved. Once such virtual devices and memory are saved, they can also be restored. For example, restoration of memory can occur while virtual processors are running at the same time. And, moreover, restoration can occur in batches of pages, thus optimizing the response time for restoring saved data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Ernest Nicholas, Aaron S. Giles, Eric P. Traut, Idan Avraham, Xiongjian Fu, Osama M. Salem
  • Patent number: 8972991
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to making a guest operating system aware of the topology of the subset of host resources currently assigned to it. At virtual machine boot time a Static Resource Affinity Table (SRAT) will be used by the virtualizer to group guest physical memory and guest virtual processors into virtual nodes. Thereafter, in one embodiment, the host physical memory behind a virtual node can be changed by the virtualizer as necessary, and the virtualizer will provide physical processors appropriate for the virtual processors in that node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eric P. Traut, Rene Antonio Vega
  • Patent number: 8949590
    Abstract: A request is received from a software component of a software product to access a value of a public setting of the software component. A check is made as to whether the request conforms to an appropriate format for the public setting. If the request conforms to the appropriate format, then the requested access is performed. However, if the request does not conform to the appropriate format, then the requested access is denied. Multiple values for the public setting can be received and maintained concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher D. Russell, Eric P. Traut, Ravisankar Pudipeddi, Adam D. Stritzel, Suyash Sinha
  • Patent number: 8909946
    Abstract: Efficient power management of a system with virtual machines is disclosed. In particular, such efficient power management may enable coordination of system-wide power changes with virtual machines. Additionally, such efficient power management may enable coherent power changes in a system with a virtual machine monitor. Furthermore, such efficient power management may enable dynamic control and communication of power state changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Adrian J. Oney, Bryan Mark Willman, Eric P. Traut, Forrest Curtis Foltz, Matthew D. Hendel, Rene Antonio Vega
  • Publication number: 20140115588
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to making a guest operating system aware of the topology of the subset of host resources currently assigned to it. At virtual machine boot time a Static Resource Affinity Table (SRAT) will be used by the virtualizer to group guest physical memory and guest virtual processors into virtual nodes. Thereafter, in one embodiment, the host physical memory behind a virtual node can be changed by the virtualizer as necessary, and the virtualizer will provide physical processors appropriate for the virtual processors in that node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric P. Traut, Rene Antonio Vega
  • Publication number: 20140075141
    Abstract: Various mechanisms are disclosed herein for the saving and restoring of virtual machine environment state. For example, virtual machine state can be either be saved or (multiple) snapshots can be taken of the virtual machine state. In the latter case, virtual processors can be allowed to run while the memory of the virtual machine state is being saved. In either case, virtual devices associated with the virtual machine environment can be quiesced such that these devices can prepare themselves to be saved. Once such virtual devices and memory are saved, they can also be restored. For example, restoration of memory can occur while virtual processors are running at the same time. And, moreover, restoration can occur in batches of pages, thus optimizing the response time for restoring saved data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Ernest Nicholas, Aaron S. Giles, Eric P. Traut, Idan Avraham, Xiongjian Fu, Osama M. Salem
  • Patent number: 8635612
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided, whereby partitions may become enlightened and discover the presence of a hypervisor. Several techniques of hypervisor discovery are discussed, such as detecting the presence of virtual processor registers (e.g. model specific registers or special-purpose registers) or the presence of virtual hardware devices. Upon discovery, information (code and/or data) may be injected in a partition by the hypervisor, whereby such injection allows the partition to call the hypervisor. Moreover, the hypervisor may present a versioning mechanism that allows the partition to match up the version of the hypervisor to its virtual devices. Next, once code and/or data is injected, calling conventions are established that allow the partition and the hypervisor to communicate, so that the hypervisor may perform some operations on behalf of the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Adrian J. Oney, Andrew John Thornton, Eric P. Traut, Nathan T. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20140019954
    Abstract: A request is received from a software component of a software product to access a value of a public setting of the software component. A check is made as to whether the request conforms to an appropriate format for the public setting. If the request conforms to the appropriate format, then the requested access is performed. However, if the request does not conform to the appropriate format, then the requested access is denied. Multiple values for the public setting can be received and maintained concurrently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher D. Russell, Eric P. Traut, Ravisankar Pudipeddi, Adam D. Stritzel, Suyash Sinha
  • Patent number: 8627284
    Abstract: One or more extension registrations are received for each of multiple software components installed on a computing device. The one or more extension registrations identify the software components as providers of functionality. A record of the one or more extension registrations for each of the multiple software components is maintained. Requests are received, from other software components installed on the computing device, that identify particular functionality. In response to such requests, the information regarding one or more of the multiple software components that provide the particular functionality is returned to the other software components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Adam D. Stritzel, Adriaan W. Canter, Eric P. Traut, Suyash Sinha, Tahsin Erdogan, Dattatraya B. Rajpure, John M. Sheehan
  • Patent number: 8621458
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to making a guest operating system aware of the topology of the subset of host resources currently assigned to it. At virtual machine boot time a Static Resource Affinity Table (SRAT) will be used by the virtualizer to group guest physical memory and guest virtual processors into virtual nodes. Thereafter, in one embodiment, the host physical memory behind a virtual node can be changed by the virtualizer as necessary, and the virtualizer will provide physical processors appropriate for the virtual processors in that node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric P. Traut, Rene Antonio Vega
  • Patent number: 8607009
    Abstract: Various mechanisms are disclosed herein for the saving and restoring of virtual machine environment state. For example, virtual machine state can be either be saved or (multiple) snapshots can be taken of the virtual machine state. In the latter case, virtual processors can be allowed to run while the memory of the virtual machine state is being saved. In either case, virtual devices associated with the virtual machine environment can be quiesced such that these devices can prepare themselves to be saved. Once such virtual devices and memory are saved, they can also be restored. For example, restoration of memory can occur while virtual processors are running at the same time. And, moreover, restoration can occur in batches of pages, thus optimizing the response time for restoring saved data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Ernest Nicholas, Aaron S. Giles, Eric P. Traut, Idan Avraham, Xiongjian Fu, Osama M. Salem
  • Publication number: 20130305239
    Abstract: Multiple software component identifiers are maintained in a catalog of an operating system running on a device. Each of these software component identifiers corresponds to one of multiple software components installed on the device. The catalog is accessed in response to a request regarding one of the multiple software components, and the request is responded to based at least in part on information included in the catalog. Additionally, two or more versions of a software component that are installed on the computing device can be identified. Which one of the two or more versions of the software component is an active version of the software component to be run is determined. In response to requests for information regarding the software component, information regarding the active version of the software component is returned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Eric P. Traut, Darryl E. Havens, Jose Manuel Bernabeu-Auban, Mark R. Brown, Richard B. Ward, Suyash Sinha, Tahsin Erdogan, Adam D. Stritzel, Adriaan W. Canter
  • Patent number: 8578385
    Abstract: A method of managing resources in a host computer includes generating a virtual service provider in two different computer partitions and linking them in a serial manner. The virtual service providers are associated with a computer resource. Virtual service clients in different partitions may use the virtual service provider software to access the related computer resources. The virtual service providers provide a transparent interface to the associated hardware. Virtual service clients can use the combination of series computer resource functions or can access the a lesser number of the series connected virtual service providers. Fault tolerance can be built into the scheme using multiple virtual service providers located in different partitions accessible to virtual service clients using a failover control technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Brian Kinsey, Pankaj Garg, Eric P. Traut, Jacob Oshins