Patents by Inventor Affan Dar

Affan Dar 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: 11381647
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is generally directed to communications in an IoT environment. In one example of the technology, device twins for corresponding IoT devices are stored, wherein the device twins include metadata that is associated with the corresponding IoT devices. A schedule job instruction may be received, and at least one candidate IoT device among the IoT devices that is associated with the schedule job instruction may be identified. In some examples, executors associated with the at least one candidate IoT device are created, and jobs are executed via the executors such that the executors are capable of resuming execution after at least one of an outage or a failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Juan Perez, Affan Dar, Simon Porter
  • Patent number: 11221892
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is generally directed to communications in an IoT environment. In one example of the technology, a plurality of module twins that respectively correspond to a plurality of modules of edge applications on a plurality of edge devices are stored. The plurality of module twins individually include metadata associated with the corresponding module of the plurality of modules. At least one module of the plurality of modules to be modified by adding a declarative rule is determined, such that the declarative rule causes determining whether an event has been triggered based on a particular event having been determined to have occurred, and, in response to the triggering of the event, communicating the triggering of the event to at least one declarative target. The determined at least one module of the plurality of modules is caused to be modified by adding the declarative rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel John George, Cameron William Skinner, Elio Damaggio, Affan Dar, Michael R. Yagley, Varun Puranik, Anca Mihaela Antochi
  • Publication number: 20220004445
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is generally directed to communications in an IoT environment. In one example of the technology, a plurality of module twins that respectively correspond to a plurality of modules of edge applications on a plurality of edge devices are stored. The plurality of module twins individually include metadata associated with the corresponding module of the plurality of modules. At least one module of the plurality of modules to be modified by adding a declarative rule is determined, such that the declarative rule causes determining whether an event has been triggered based on a particular event having been determined to have occurred, and, in response to the triggering of the event, communicating the triggering of the event to at least one declarative target. The determined at least one module of the plurality of modules is caused to be modified by adding the declarative rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Samuel John GEORGE, Cameron William SKINNER, Elio DAMAGGIO, Affan DAR, Michael R. YAGLEY, Varun PURANIK, Anca Mihaela ANTOCHI
  • Patent number: 11204816
    Abstract: A plurality of module twins that respectively correspond to a plurality of modules of edge applications on a plurality of edge devices are stored. The plurality of module twins individually include metadata associated with the corresponding module of the plurality of modules. At least one further module to be deployed is determined. Edge devices of the plurality of edge devices to receive the determined at least one module are identified. The determined at least one further module is caused to be deployed to the identified edge devices. In response to deploying the determined at least one further module, the plurality of module twins is updated by adding, to the plurality of modules twins, modules twins corresponding to the deployed modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chipalo Street, Elio Damaggio, Juan Perez, Affan Dar, Michael R. Yagley, Samuel John George, Cameron William Skinner
  • Patent number: 11204815
    Abstract: A plurality of module twins that respectively correspond to modules of a plurality of modules of an edge application are stored on an edge device, and the modules comprise the edge application. The modules of the plurality of modules are capable of being used interoperably with other modules without altering the other modules. The plurality of module twins individually include metadata associated with the corresponding module of the plurality of modules. Communications are enabled between the modules of the plurality of modules and the IoT support service according to a common security context, and the metadata of each module twin of the plurality of module twins is synchronized based on the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Elio Damaggio, Affan Dar, Ajith Kumar Gande, Juan Perez, Samuel John George, Cameron William Skinner
  • Publication number: 20210344758
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is generally directed to communications in an IoT environment. In one example of the technology, device twins for corresponding IoT devices are stored, wherein the device twins include metadata that is associated with the corresponding IoT devices. A schedule job instruction may be received, and at least one candidate IoT device among the IoT devices that is associated with the schedule job instruction may be identified. In some examples, executors associated with the at least one candidate IoT device are created, and jobs are executed via the executors such that the executors are capable of resuming execution after at least one of an outage or a failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Juan Perez, Affan Dar, Simon Porter
  • Patent number: 11099913
    Abstract: A plurality of module twins that respectively correspond to modules of a plurality of modules of an edge application are stored on an edge device, and the modules comprise the edge application. The modules of the plurality of modules are capable of being used interoperably with other modules without altering the other modules. The plurality of module twins individually include metadata associated with the corresponding module of the plurality of modules. Communications are enabled between the modules of the plurality of modules and the IoT support service according to a common security context, and the metadata of each module twin of the plurality of module twins is synchronized based on the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Elio Damaggio, Affan Dar, Ajith Kumar Gande, Juan Perez, Samuel John George, Cameron William Skinner
  • Patent number: 11063835
    Abstract: In one example of the technology, a mapping is established between: IoT devices that are tenants of an IoT support service, and tenants of a first third-party cloud service. On the IoT support service, device twins are stored, such that each device twin corresponds to a corresponding IoT device, and such that each device twins includes at least a first section that includes properties of the corresponding IoT device, and a second section that includes properties associated with the first third-party cloud service. The IoT support service is used to invoke a first method associated with at least one IoT device based on metadata in at least one corresponding device twin. The first method is associated with the first third-party cloud service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Konstantin Dotchkoff, Ian Vaughan Hollier, Affan Dar, Ritesh Rao
  • Patent number: 11062017
    Abstract: A method for uniquely authenticating a device provides for receiving a scoping request, allocating a scope ID responsive to the request, and storing one or more device identification credentials in a database. Each device identification credential stored in the database includes the allocated scope ID and a device ID provided within the scoping request. The method further provides for receiving a registration request specifying a device identification credential and authenticating the specified device identification credential by confirming a match between the specified device identification credential and one of the device identification credentials stored in the database. The method further provides for provisioning the device with initial configuration information responsive to the authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nicole Elaine Berdy, Affan A. Dar, Simon D. Porter
  • Patent number: 11025722
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is generally directed to communications in an IoT environment. In one example of the technology, device twins for corresponding IoT devices are stored, wherein the device twins include metadata that is associated with the corresponding IoT devices. A schedule job instruction may be received, and at least one candidate IoT device among the IoT devices that is associated with the schedule job instruction may be identified. In some examples, executors associated with the at least one candidate IoT device are created, and jobs are executed via the executors such that the executors are capable of resuming execution after at least one of an outage or a failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Juan Perez, Affan Dar, Simon Porter
  • Publication number: 20200367057
    Abstract: In one example of the technology, a first third-party service is registered with the IoT support service. A first IoT device of a plurality of IoT devices is caused to be provisioned with the IoT support service. An authentication is received token for the first IoT device. The authentication token is based on an authentication of the first IoT device with the first third-party service. The authentication token is verified. The first IoT device is authenticated with the IoT support service based on the verification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Konstantin DOTCHKOFF, Affan DAR
  • Patent number: 10812284
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is generally directed to device provisioning in an IoT environment. For example, such technology is usable in provisioning IoT devices to an IoT Hub. In one example of the technology, an identification message that includes information associated with identification of a first IoT device is received. The validity of the first IoT device is then verified. After the first IoT device is verified, based at least in part on the identification message, an IoT hub is selected from a plurality of IoT hubs. The first IoT device is then caused to be registered with the selected IoT hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nicole Berdy, Konstantin Dotchkoff, Arjmand Samuel, Affan Dar
  • Patent number: 10798216
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is generally directed to IoT communications. For example, such technology is usable in provisioning IoT devices in an automatic manner with no manual steps. In one example of the technology, upon initial boot, identification information is automatically sent to a provisioning service endpoint stored in the IoT device. The identification information includes an identification (ID) of the first IoT device. Cryptographic information is received from the provisioning service. The cryptographic information is associated with an IoT hub selected from a plurality of IoT hubs based, in part, on the ID of the first IoT device. A message is automatically sent to the IoT hub in response to receiving the cryptographic information. A new configuration file and a firmware update are received from the IoT hub without requiring a user association. The new configuration file and the firmware update are automatically installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nicole Berdy, Konstantin Dotchkoff, Arjmand Samuel, Affan Dar
  • Patent number: 10750364
    Abstract: In one example of the technology, a first third-party service is registered with the IoT support service. A first IoT device of a plurality of IoT devices is caused to be provisioned with the IoT support service. An authentication token is received for the first IoT device. The authentication token is based on an authentication of the first IoT device with the first third-party service. The authentication token is verified. The first IoT device is authenticated with the IoT support service based on the verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Konstantin Dotchkoff, Affan Dar
  • Patent number: 10698747
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is generally directed to communications in an IoT environment. In one example of the technology, module twins that respectively correspond to modules of edge applications on a plurality of edge devices are stored. The module twins individually include metadata associated with the corresponding module. Communications between the modules and the IoT support service according to a common security context is enabled. At least one module to be modified is determined. The determined at least one module is caused to be modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel John George, Cameron William Skinner, Elio Damaggio, Affan Dar, Ajith Kumar Gande, Sudeep Satish Pradhan, Varun Puranik
  • Patent number: 10628239
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is generally directed to communications in an IoT environment. In one example of the technology, module twins that respectively correspond to modules of edge applications on a plurality of edge devices are stored. The module twins individually include metadata associated with the corresponding module. Communications between the modules and the IoT support service according to a common security context is enabled. At least one module to be modified is determined. The determined at least one module is caused to be modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel John George, Cameron William Skinner, Elio Damaggio, Affan Dar, Ajith Kumar Gande, Sudeep Satish Pradhan, Varun Puranik
  • Publication number: 20200076703
    Abstract: In one example of the technology, a mapping is established between: IoT devices that are tenants of an IoT support service, and tenants of a first third-party cloud service. On the IoT support service, device twins are stored, such that each device twin corresponds to a corresponding IoT device, and such that each device twins includes at least a first section that includes properties of the corresponding IoT device, and a second section that includes properties associated with the first third-party cloud service. The IoT support service is used to invoke a first method associated with at least one IoT device based on metadata in at least one corresponding device twin. The first method is associated with the first third-party cloud service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Konstantin DOTCHKOFF, Ian Vaughan HOLLIER, Affan DAR, Ritesh RAO
  • Publication number: 20200065473
    Abstract: A method for uniquely authenticating a device provides for receiving a scoping request, allocating a scope ID responsive to the request, and storing one or more device identification credentials in a database. Each device identification credential stored in the database includes the allocated scope ID and a device ID provided within the scoping request. The method further provides for receiving a registration request specifying a device identification credential and authenticating the specified device identification credential by confirming a match between the specified device identification credential and one of the device identification credentials stored in the database. The method further provides for provisioning the device with initial configuration information responsive to the authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Nicole Elaine BERDY, Affan A. DAR, Simon D. PORTER
  • Publication number: 20200067726
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is generally directed to device provisioning in an IoT environment. For example, such technology is usable in provisioning IoT devices to an IoT Hub. In one example of the technology, an identification message that includes information associated with identification of a first IoT device is received. The validity of the first IoT device is then verified. After the first IoT device is verified, based at least in part on the identification message, an IoT hub is selected from a plurality of IoT hubs. The first IoT device is then caused to be registered with the selected IoT hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Nicole Berdy, Konstantin Dotchkoff, Arjmand Samuel, Affan Dar
  • Patent number: 10476751
    Abstract: In one example of the technology, a mapping is established between: IoT devices that are tenants of an IoT support service, and tenants of a first third-party cloud service. On the IoT support service, device twins are stored, such that each device twin corresponds to a corresponding IoT device, and such that each device twins includes at least a first section that includes properties of the corresponding IoT device, and a second section that includes properties associated with the first third-party cloud service. The IoT support service is used to invoke a first method associated with at least one IoT device based on metadata in at least one corresponding device twin. The first method is associated with the first third-party cloud service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Konstantin Dotchkoff, Ian Vaughan Hollier, Affan Dar, Ritesh Rao