Patents by Inventor Anthony J. Wilkinson

Anthony J. Wilkinson 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: 20190310889
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing load balancing are provided. Example embodiments provide a Application Workspace System “AWS” which enables users to access remote server-based applications using the same interface that they use to access local applications, without needing to know where the application is being accessed. In one embodiment, a load balancing message bus is provided that performs load balancing and resource discovery within the AWS. For example, the AWS may use a broadcast message-bus based load balancing to determine which servers to use to launch remote application access requests or to perform session management. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony J. WILKINSON, Mark BENSON, Patrick W. HAYWARD
  • Patent number: 10338969
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing load balancing are provided. Example embodiments provide a Application Workspace System “AWS” which enables users to access remote server-based applications using the same interface that they use to access local applications, without needing to know where the application is being accessed. In one embodiment, a load balancing message bus is provided that performs load balancing and resource discovery within the AWS. For example, the AWS may use a broadcast message-bus based load balancing to determine which servers to use to launch remote application access requests or to perform session management. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Wilkinson, Mark Benson, Patrick W. Hayward
  • Patent number: 10198162
    Abstract: A technique for installing or upgrading an application on a managed device of a user is provided. The technique comprises storing a set of packages for the application, and performing a first determination as to whether the user portion of any package of the set of packages has been installed on the managed device. Based on the first determination, the technique selectively performs a removal process of unwanted packages. The technique comprises performing a second determination as to whether the user portion of any package of the set of packages has been installed on the managed device, and responsive to performing the second determination, selectively performing a process of upgrading and installing packages. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Wilkinson, Mark Benson, Robin Crewe
  • Publication number: 20180181282
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing virtual workspaces are provided. Example embodiments provide a Application Workspace System “AWS,” which enables users to access remote server-based applications (e.g., thin client applications, terminal server applications, applications on hosted operating systems, etc.) using the same interface that they use to access local applications, without needing to know where the application is being accessed. The AWS automatically determines which applications the user is entitled to use, and then figures out automatically, based upon a variety of parameters, which applications are to be made available to the user (resolved to version, particular package etc.), and whether they are to be installed locally, or accessed remotely. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Anthony J. WILKINSON, Mark BENSON, Robin CREWE
  • Patent number: 9841882
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing virtual workspaces are provided. Specifically, Application Workspace System “AWS” enables users to access remote server-based applications (e.g., thin client applications, terminal server applications, applications on hosted operating systems, etc.) using the same interface that they use to access local applications, without needing to know where the application is being accessed. The AWS automatically determines which applications the user is entitled to use, and then figures out, based upon a variety of parameters, which applications are to be made available to the user (resolved to version, particular package etc.), and whether they are to be installed locally, or accessed remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Wilkinson, Mark Benson, Robin Crewe
  • Publication number: 20170223010
    Abstract: A user accesses a remote session, the connection to which is managed by a connection broker, according to a single sign-on (SSO) process. The SSO process includes the user entering his or her credentials and being authenticated to the connection broker. In addition to user authentication, the SSO process includes connection broker authentication to confirm that the connection broker is trustworthy. When the connection broker is authenticated, the user credentials are transmitted to the connection broker in a secure manner and the connection broker forwards them onto a machine hosting the remote session so that the user can be logged into the remote session without entering his or her credentials again.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Anthony J. WILKINSON, Per Olov LARSSON, Ashley NUTTALL, Hans CHRISTENSON, Tom ELLIOTT, Steven SIGEL, Adam GROSS
  • Patent number: 9628469
    Abstract: A user accesses a remote session, the connection to which is managed by a connection broker, according to a single sign-on (SSO) process. The SSO process includes the user entering his or her credentials and being authenticated to the connection broker. In addition to user authentication, the SSO process includes connection broker authentication to confirm that the connection broker is trustworthy. When the connection broker is authenticated, the user credentials are transmitted to the connection broker in a secure manner and the connection broker forwards them onto a machine hosting the remote session so that the user can be logged into the remote session without entering his or her credentials again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Wilkinson, Per Olov Larsson, Ashley Nuttall, Hans Christenson, Tom Elliott, Steven Sigel, Adam Gross
  • Publication number: 20160337476
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing load balancing are provided. Example embodiments provide a Application Workspace System “AWS” which enables users to access remote server-based applications using the same interface that they use to access local applications, without needing to know where the application is being accessed. In one embodiment, a load balancing message bus is provided that performs load balancing and resource discovery within the AWS. For example, the AWS may use a broadcast message-bus based load balancing to determine which servers to use to launch remote application access requests or to perform session management. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Anthony J. WILKINSON, Mark BENSON, Patrick W. HAYWARD
  • Patent number: 9317333
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing load balancing are provided. Example embodiments provide a Application Workspace System “AWS” which enables users to access remote server-based applications using the same interface that they use to access local applications, without needing to know where the application is being accessed. In one embodiment, a load balancing message bus is provided that performs load balancing and resource discovery within the AWS. For example, the AWS may use a broadcast message-bus based load balancing to determine which servers to use to launch remote application access requests or to perform session management. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Wilkinson, Mark Benson, Patrick W. Hayward
  • Patent number: 9256353
    Abstract: An Application Workspace System (AWS) enables users to access remote server-based applications (e.g., thin client applications, terminal server applications, applications on hosted operating systems, etc.) using the same interface that they use to access local applications, without needing to know where the application is being accessed. The AWS automatically determines which applications the user is entitled to use, and then figures out automatically, based upon a variety of parameters, which applications are to be made available to the user (resolved to version, particular package etc.), and whether they are to be installed locally, or accessed remotely. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Wilkinson, Mark Benson, Robin Crewe
  • Publication number: 20150212708
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing virtual workspaces are provided. Example embodiments provide a Application Workspace System “AWS,” which enables users to access remote server-based applications (e.g., thin client applications, terminal server applications, applications on hosted operating systems, etc.) using the same interface that they use to access local applications, without needing to know where the application is being accessed. The AWS automatically determines which applications the user is entitled to use, and then figures out automatically, based upon a variety of parameters, which applications are to be made available to the user (resolved to version, particular package etc.), and whether they are to be installed locally, or accessed remotely. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Anthony J. WILKINSON, Mark BENSON, Robin CREWE
  • Publication number: 20150128125
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing virtual workspaces are provided. Example embodiments provide a Application Workspace System “AWS,” which enables users to access remote server-based applications (e.g., thin client applications, terminal server applications, applications on hosted operating systems, etc.) using the same interface that they use to access local applications, without needing to know where the application is being accessed. The AWS automatically determines which applications the user is entitled to use, and then figures out automatically, based upon a variety of parameters, which applications are to be made available to the user (resolved to version, particular package etc.), and whether they are to be installed locally, or accessed remotely. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony J. WILKINSON, Mark BENSON, Robin CREWE
  • Patent number: 8935429
    Abstract: Application Workspace System “AWS,” enables users to access remote server-based applications (e.g., thin client applications, terminal server applications, applications on hosted operating systems, etc.) using the same interface that they use to access local applications, without needing to know where the application is being accessed. The AWS automatically determines which applications the user is entitled to use, and then figures out automatically, based upon a variety of parameters, which applications are to be made available to the user (resolved to version, particular package etc.), and whether they are to be installed locally, or accessed remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Wilkinson, Mark Benson, Robin Crewe
  • Patent number: 8892776
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing virtual workspaces are provided. Example embodiments provide a Application Workspace System “AWS,” which enables users to access remote server-based applications (e.g., thin client applications, terminal server applications, applications on hosted operating systems, etc.) using the same interface that they use to access local applications, without needing to know where the application is being accessed. The AWS automatically determines which applications the user is entitled to use, and then figures out automatically, based upon a variety of parameters, which applications are to be made available to the user (resolved to version, particular package etc.), and whether they are to be installed locally, or accessed remotely. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Wilkinson, Mark Benson, Robin Crewe
  • Patent number: 8245129
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing synchronization of directory data between directory servers are provided. Example embodiments provide a Application Workspace System “AWS,” which enables users to access remote server-based applications using the same interface that they use to access local applications, without needing to know where the application is being accessed. In one embodiment of the AWS, every data entry in the LDAP is automatically replicated to the other directories using XLDAPS technology. In one embodiment, XLDAPS uses XSLT transformation rules to synchronize LDAP changes to different LDAP Directories which may have a different LDAP Schema and a different LDAP Directory Information Tree structure This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J Wilkinson, Mark Benson
  • Publication number: 20120096364
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing virtual workspaces are provided. Example embodiments provide a Application Workspace System “AWS,” which enables users to access remote server-based applications (e.g., thin client applications, terminal server applications, applications on hosted operating systems, etc.) using the same interface that they use to access local applications, without needing to know where the application is being accessed. The AWS automatically determines which applications the user is entitled to use, and then figures out automatically, based upon a variety of parameters, which applications are to be made available to the user (resolved to version, particular package etc.), and whether they are to be installed locally, or accessed remotely. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony J. WILKINSON, Mark BENSON, Robin CREWE
  • Publication number: 20120096365
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing virtual workspaces are provided. Example embodiments provide a Application Workspace System “AWS,” which enables users to access remote server-based applications (e.g., thin client applications, terminal server applications, applications on hosted operating systems, etc.) using the same interface that they use to access local applications, without needing to know where the application is being accessed. The AWS automatically determines which applications the user is entitled to use, and then figures out automatically, based upon a variety of parameters, which applications are to be made available to the user (resolved to version, particular package etc.), and whether they are to be installed locally, or accessed remotely. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony J. WILKINSON, Mark BENSON, Robin CREWE
  • Patent number: 8010701
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically customizing applications for a particular user within virtual workspaces are provided. An Application Workspace System “AWS” is provided which enables users to access remote server-based applications (e.g., thin client applications, terminal server applications, applications on hosted operating systems, etc.) using the same interface that they use to access local applications, without needing to know where the application is being accessed. The AWS automatically determines which applications the user is entitled to use, and then figures out automatically, based upon a variety of parameters, which applications are to be made available to the user (resolved to version, particular package etc.), and whether they are to be installed locally, or accessed remotely. Script objects are retrieved and executed to automatically customize installed applications for a particular user in response to events associated, for example, with a state of the local computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J Wilkinson, Mark Benson
  • Patent number: 7934017
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing transparent access between computing systems connected to separate networks are provided. Example embodiments provide Grid Location Services (“GLS”) which, in one embodiment integrates multicast DNS (mDNS) technologies with DNS technology to achieve transparent configurability of servers. In one example, an Application Workspace System “AWS” provides a GLS module that transparently provides for the reconfiguration of computing systems, when an AWS service is added, removed, or fails, without reconfiguring all the entities that use those services. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony J. Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 7779091
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing virtual workspaces are provided. Example embodiments provide a Application Workspace System “AWS,” which enables users to access remote server-based applications (e.g., thin client applications, terminal server applications, applications on hosted operating systems, etc.) using the same interface that they use to access local applications, without needing to know where the application is being accessed. The AWS automatically determines which applications the user is entitled to use, and then figures out automatically, based upon a variety of parameters, which applications are to be made available to the user (resolved to version, particular package etc.), and whether they are to be installed locally, or accessed remotely. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J Wilkinson, Mark Benson, Robin Crewe