Patents by Inventor Alexander G. Gounares

Alexander G. Gounares 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: 10182108
    Abstract: Provided is a single repository for capturing, connecting, sharing, and visualizing information based on a geographic location, for example. Provided is a schema, repository, index, and APIs for any information, place, entity, attribute, service or person that can be referenced geographically. A system to provide real time image data includes an input component that receives image data associated with a specific geographic area, a splitter component that splits the image data into at least two quadrants, and a storage component that stores at least a portion of the at least two quadrants. Also provides is on-line or real-time advertising based on a user's mapped location and/or a user preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gur Kimchi, Amit Dekate, Ashok Kuppusamy, Steve Lombardi, Joseph Schwartz, Stephen L. Lawler, Alexander G. Gounares, Raymond E. Endres
  • Patent number: 10050797
    Abstract: A debugging system may display snapshot information that may be collected in response to an event identified while an application executes. The debugging system may allow a user to browse the various data elements in the snapshot, and may allow the user to modify a snapshot configuration by including or excluding various data elements within the snapshot data. The user interface may have a mechanism for including or excluding data elements that may be presented during browsing, as well as options to change the events that may trigger a snapshot. The updated snapshot configuration may be saved for future execution when the event conditions are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Charles D. Garrett, Alexander G. Gounares
  • Patent number: 9880915
    Abstract: Input sequence information may be analyzed and quantified using n-gram analysis of inputs received by an application. The sequences of inputs may be represented by n-grams, and the frequency of the various n-grams may indicate the ‘real world’ uses of the application in production, which may be compared to a test suite whose coverage may be quantified using a similar n-gram analysis. A coverage factor may compare the observed inputs to the application in production to the test suite for the application. The n-grams may be further quantified or prioritized by resource utilization and several visualizations may be generated from the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bryce B. Baril, Alexander G. Gounares, Russell S. Krajec
  • Patent number: 9864672
    Abstract: Visualizing execution of an application in a trace coverage graph includes receiving module trace data gathered during execution of an executable module. The module trace data includes data representing sequences of execution between individual executable components. A trace coverage graph is generated and displayed from the module trace data. The trace coverage graph includes graph nodes that each correspond to a different executable component. The trace coverage graph also includes graph edges that each visually connects two of the graph nodes. Each graph edge visually indicates an amount of trace data present for the sequence of execution between the graph nodes that are connected by the graph edge. Thicker graph edges represent the presence of a larger amount of trace data, and thinner graph edges represent the presence of a lesser amount of trace data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tetsuo Seto, Alexander G. Gounares, Russell S. Krajec
  • Patent number: 9807077
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods useful in facilitating containerized data security. The system may include a data store, a computer processing unit, a network interface, and memory. The memory may contain executable instructions for causing the system to perform a containerized data security method including obtaining a first external communication from a source external to the system; associating the first external communication with the first container; authenticating the first external communication with respect to the first container; providing the first external communication to an unencrypted instance of the first container in the memory; obtaining a first responsive communication from the unencrypted instance of the first container; and providing the first responsive communication to the source external to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: POLYVERSE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Alexander G. Gounares
  • Patent number: 9805206
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods useful in facilitating containerized data security. The system may include a data store, a computer processing unit, a network interface, and memory. The memory may contain executable instructions for causing the system to perform a containerized data security method including obtaining a first external communication from a source external to the system; associating the first external communication with the first container; authenticating the first external communication with respect to the first container; providing the first external communication to an unencrypted instance of the first container in the memory; obtaining a first responsive communication from the unencrypted instance of the first container; and providing the first responsive communication to the source external to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: POLYVERSE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Alexander G. Gounares
  • Patent number: 9772927
    Abstract: A tracing system may define an origin for consolidating and comparing trace paths within a traced application. A tracer may define an identifier that may be passed through a tracing route, and the identifier may be defined to capture specific instances or groups of instances of traces. The traces may be consolidated into a graphical representation of the program flow. The identifier may be passed across various boundaries, including function boundaries, library boundaries, application boundaries, device boundaries. An analysis system may consolidate or aggregate trace results having the same identifier, and may render such data graphically or provide statistics using the identified datasets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander G. Gounares, Bryce B. Baril, Charles D. Garrett
  • Patent number: 9746912
    Abstract: Systems and methods that provide for a virtual reality entertainment system that supplies immersive entertainment and creates a sensation for a user similar to having guests in a remote location to be physically present as virtual guests. Such virtual reality entertainment system can supply a graphic and/or audio; wherein interconnected computers, video and audio processing devices, supply a live interaction between a user and a guest(s). Although guests are only present virtually (e.g., electronically present with other objects/user within the environment) such virtual invitation enables a user and guests to concurrently experience the entertainment together (e.g., a live sporting event, spectator game). In a related aspect, the subject innovation can implement holographic avatars, and a plurality of communication interfaces, to imitate (and/or transform) a relationship between the user and the virtual guests/surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, William H. Gates, III, Gary W. Flake, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, Christopher W. Brumme, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Daniel S. Glasser, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, Jr., Melora Zaner-Godsey
  • Patent number: 9734040
    Abstract: Highlighted objects may traverse a graph representing an application's code elements and relationships between those code elements. The highlighted objects may be animated to represent how the objects are processed in an application. The graph may represent code elements and relationships between the code elements, and the highlighting may be generated by tracing the application to determine the flow of the object through code elements and across relationships. A user may control the highlighted graph with a set of playback controls for playing through the sequence of highlights on the graph. The playback controls may include pause, rewind, forward, fast forward, and other controls. The controls may also include a step control which may step through small time increments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander G. Gounares
  • Patent number: 9665474
    Abstract: An analysis system may perform network analysis on data gathered from an executing application. The analysis system may identify relationships between code elements and use tracer data to quantify and classify various code elements. In some cases, the analysis system may operate with only data gathered while tracing an application, while other cases may combine static analysis data with tracing data. The network analysis may identify groups of related code elements through cluster analysis, as well as identify bottlenecks from one to many and many to one relationships. The analysis system may generate visualizations showing the interconnections or relationships within the executing code, along with highlighted elements that may be limiting performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ying Li, Alexander G. Gounares, Charles D. Garrett, Russell S. Krajec
  • Patent number: 9658943
    Abstract: Code elements may be selected from a graph depicting an application. The graph may show code elements as nodes, with edges representing connections between the nodes. The connections may be messages passed between code elements, code flow relationships, or other relationships. When a code element or group of code elements are selected from the graph, the corresponding source code may be displayed. The code may be displayed in a code editor or other mechanism by which the code may be viewed, edited, and manipulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander G. Gounares
  • Publication number: 20170140158
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods useful in facilitating containerized data security. The system may include a data store, a computer processing unit, a network interface, and memory. The memory may contain executable instructions for causing the system to perform a containerized data security method including obtaining a first external communication from a source external to the system; associating the first external communication with the first container; authenticating the first external communication with respect to the first container; providing the first external communication to an unencrypted instance of the first container in the memory; obtaining a first responsive communication from the unencrypted instance of the first container; and providing the first responsive communication to the source external to the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventor: Alexander G. GOUNARES
  • Patent number: 9594665
    Abstract: Comparisons of different versions of an application may be compared using a behavior model of the application. A behavior model may be derived from n-gram analysis of observations of the application in production. The behavior model may include sequences of inputs received by the application or functions performed by the application, where each sequence is an n-gram observed in tracer data. Each n-gram may be coupled with a resource consumption to give a behavior model with performance data. A regression analysis may apply a behavior model derived from a first version of an application to the performance observations of a new version to create an expected performance metric for the new version. A similarly calculated metric from a previous version may be compared to the metric from a new version to determine an improvement or degradation of performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bryce B. Baril, Alexander G. Gounares, Russell S. Krajec
  • Patent number: 9594754
    Abstract: Memoizable functions may be identified by analyzing a function's side effects. The side effects may be evaluated using a white list, black list, or other definition. The side effects may also be classified into conditions which may or may not permit memoization. Side effects that may have de minimus or trivial effects may be ignored in some cases where the accuracy of a function may not be significantly affected when the function may be memoized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander G. Gounares, Ying Li, Charles D. Garrett, Michael D. Noakes
  • Patent number: 9575874
    Abstract: Error logs, bug reports, and other databases identifying problems with a tracer system may be mined to determine how a tracer may interact with a given function, module, or other group of functions. Based on such reports, a tracer may be configured to avoid certain functions or to trace such functions in a specific manner. In some cases, tracer may be configured to limit tracing to certain parameters or with other limitations to avoid any known conditions under which errors occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Renat Gautallin, Alexander G. Gounares, Christopher W. Fraser
  • Patent number: 9483590
    Abstract: A system (and corresponding method) that employs wiki-type models to consider authoring rather than composition in an application environment is provided. The innovation enables collaborative information and templates to be used to enhance quality, productivity, etc. within a software application environment. These wiki-type models can provide features, functions and benefits related to, but not limited to, general information, auto-fills, formats, schema, conversions, preferences, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ajitesh Kishore, Brian Meek, Christopher H. Pratley, Alexander G. Gounares, Lewis Charles Levin
  • Publication number: 20160301744
    Abstract: Provided is a single repository for capturing, connecting, sharing, and visualizing information based on a geographic location, for example. Provided is a schema, repository, index, and APIs for any information, place, entity, attribute, service or person that can be referenced geographically. A system to provide real time image data includes an input component that receives image data associated with a specific geographic area, a splitter component that splits the image data into at least two quadrants, and a storage component that stores at least a portion of the at least two quadrants. Also provides is on-line or real-time advertising based on a user's mapped location and/or a user preference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gur Kimchi, Amit Dekate, Ashok Kuppusamy, Steve Lombardi, Joseph Schwartz, Stephen L. Lawler, Alexander G. Gounares, Raymond E. Endres
  • Publication number: 20160301676
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods useful in facilitating containerized data security. The system may include a data store, a computer processing unit, a network interface, and memory. The memory may contain executable instructions for causing the system to perform a containerized data security method including obtaining a first external communication from a source external to the system; associating the first external communication with the first container; authenticating the first external communication with respect to the first container; providing the first external communication to an unencrypted instance of the first container in the memory; obtaining a first responsive communication from the unencrypted instance of the first container; and providing the first responsive communication to the source external to the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventor: Alexander G. GOUNARES
  • Patent number: 9465721
    Abstract: A tracing and debugging system may take a snapshot of an application in response to an event, and may continue executing the program after the snapshot is captured. The snapshot may be stored and retrieved later in a debugging tool where a programmer may browse the snapshot or the snapshot may have some other analysis performed. The snapshot may contain a subset of the state of the application, such as call stacks, portions of source code, the values of local and global variables, and various metadata. The snapshot may be defined in a snapshot configuration that may include an event description and data to be collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Charles D. Garrett, Alexander G. Gounares
  • Publication number: 20160283345
    Abstract: A tracing system may define an origin for consolidating and comparing trace paths within a traced application. A tracer may define an identifier that may be passed through a tracing route, and the identifier may be defined to capture specific instances or groups of instances of traces. The traces may be consolidated into a graphical representation of the program flow. The identifier may be passed across various boundaries, including function boundaries, library boundaries, application boundaries, device boundaries. An analysis system may consolidate or aggregate trace results having the same identifier, and may render such data graphically or provide statistics using the identified datasets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Alexander G. Gounares, Bryce B. Baril, Charles D. Garrett