Patents by Inventor Blake Sullivan

Blake Sullivan 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: 11163542
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating automatically adjusting a user interface display screen or portion thereof. An example method includes determining context information associated with data, wherein the data is maintained in accordance with a data model; generating a signal when the context information changes; and employing the signal to automatically configure one or more characteristics of a user interface architecture, resulting in an adjusted user interface architecture. The context information may include information specifying one or more attributes relating to the data model. Generating may further include analyzing the one or more attributes to determine a modification to be made to the user interface architecture and then rendering a user interface display screen based on a modified user interface architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Blake Sullivan, Edward Farrell, Jing Wu, Venkata Guddanti, Min Lu, Hongbing Wang, Michael Elges, Michael William McGrath, Gangadhar Konduri
  • Publication number: 20210289045
    Abstract: An example system and method facilitates operation of a networked software application that communicates with a network resource during periods of intermittent network connectivity and includes determining when a networked software application is offline and when it is online; selectively intercepting one or more request messages from the networked software application addressed to a network resource when the software application is offline, resulting in a store of intercepted request messages; detecting when the networked software application transitions from being offline to being online; and selectively issuing the one or more request messages to the network resource in a sequence in which the one or more request messages were stored in the store of intercepted request messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Blake Sullivan, Kentaro Kinebuchi, Jing Wu, Min Lu, Andrew Schwartz, Max Starets
  • Patent number: 11070648
    Abstract: An example system and method facilitates operation of a networked software application that communicates with a network resource during periods of intermittent network connectivity and includes determining when a networked software application is offline and when it is online; selectively intercepting one or more request messages from the networked software application addressed to a network resource when the software application is offline, resulting in a store of intercepted request messages; detecting when the networked software application transitions from being offline to being online; and selectively issuing the one or more request messages to the network resource in a sequence in which the one or more request messages were stored in the store of intercepted request messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Blake Sullivan, Kentaro Kinebuchi, Jing Wu, Min Lu, Andrew Schwartz, Max Starets
  • Publication number: 20210081263
    Abstract: An example system and method facilitates operation of a networked software application, i.e., client application which communicates with a network resource (e.g., web service) during periods of intermittent network connectivity, by selectively intercepting and shredding and/or unshredding service response messages. In a specific embodiment, the example system includes one or more pluggable shredders and unshredders that are used to explode a complex REpresentational State Transfer (REST) payload into its constituent structured primitive objects for ease of consumption by the User Interface (UI) of the client application. The exploded, i.e., shredded response message payloads are stored in local cache, where the cached data is strategically structured as compared to the received REST payload. One or more unshredders selectively reconstruct one or more REST response message payloads if client reissues the corresponding REST request message while offline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Blake Sullivan, Kentaro Kinebuchi, Jing Wu, Min Lu, Andrew Schwartz, Max Starets
  • Patent number: 10877825
    Abstract: An example system and method facilitates operation of a networked software application, i.e., client application which communicates with a network resource (e.g., web service) during periods of intermittent network connectivity, by selectively intercepting and shredding and/or unshredding service response messages. In a specific embodiment, the example system includes one or more pluggable shredders and unshredders that are used to explode a complex REpresentational State Transfer (REST) payload into its constituent structured primitive objects for ease of consumption by the User Interface (UI) of the client application. The exploded, i.e., shredded response message payloads are stored in local cache, where the cached data is strategically structured as compared to the received REST payload. One or more unshredders selectively reconstruct one or more REST response message payloads if client reissues the corresponding REST request message while offline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Blake Sullivan, Kentaro Kinebuchi, Jing Wu, Min Lu, Andrew Schwartz, Max Starets
  • Publication number: 20200334414
    Abstract: A method creates a data grid component in a GUI. The data grid includes data cells, header cells, corner cells, and may further include footer cells. A header, footer, or corner cell includes a software component that allows a user to enter valid data only, such as a date picker or a time picker. The date picker displays a month, a day, and a year, and has controls for changing the date. The data grid component may have headers or footers that contain a scale and/or a ruler that relates to graphs shown in a row or column associated with the header or footer. The scale and/or ruler may be horizontal or vertical. The GUI component may allow for multilevel navigation. One level allows for navigating from component to component in the GUI, including the data grid and any other components. Another level allows for navigating within a component, including in the data grid. Available user navigation inputs include level change commands, for example tied to specific keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Rullan, Hendrik van den Broek, Blake Sullivan, Max Starets, Chadwick Chow
  • Patent number: 10762290
    Abstract: A data grid software component has data cells with a style that may be template-based or individual. A data cell may include a software component to show and interact with a bitmap, a graph, a chart, streaming graphics, or streaming bitmaps. The data grid may have footers, headers, and corner cells each capable of holding another software component to show and interact with several data forms. A header, a footer, and a corner cell can each have a style that is template-based or individual. Headers and footers may have multiple levels. Header parts and footer parts at different levels may have a style that is template-based or individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Rullan, Hendrik van den Broek, Blake Sullivan, Max Starets, Chadwick Chow
  • Patent number: 10726195
    Abstract: In one set of embodiments, a web document is associated with a style sheet that can include style rules, which provide details about how the document is to be presented and formatted by, for example, a web browser. A reduced set of style rules is determined based upon contents of the web document and style sheet. Reducing the size of the style sheet is desirable, e.g., to increase communication and processing efficiency when the style sheet is sent with the document in an e-mail message. The reduced set of style rules can include rules that are referenced by user interface components present in the document, and can exclude rules that are not referenced by the document, or are incompatible with or not applicable to e-mail. The reduced set of style rules can be embedded in an e-mail message or other communication in place of the original style sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Blake Sullivan, Jeanne Marie Waldman
  • Patent number: 10712913
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for event-based architectures for implementing expand-collapse input-output operations in user interfaces. Certain techniques are disclosed herein that allow for a expand and/or collapse functionality via passing asynchronous events to a datasource module, which may or may not be routed through a view module. The datasource module determines what data is to be shown or hidden and issues an insert/delete event back to the view module. The insert/delete event may include additional data to be inserted into the user interface, and may include an identifier of where, within the displayed user interface, data is to be inserted or deleted. A view module may be configured to receive insert or delete events, and, in response, cause the user interface to be modified based upon the event. The view module may perform these updates by inserting or removing Document Object Model (DOM) nodes from a DOM associated with the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Blake Sullivan, Max Starets, Chadwick Chow, Hendrick van den Broek
  • Patent number: 10691299
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for the efficient display of hierarchical datasets using high-water mark scrolling. Certain techniques allow for the creation of simple, intuitive, and computationally inexpensive user interfaces for displaying hierarchical data sets. According to some embodiments, a defined number of items of a hierarchical list are presented in a hierarchical user interface module. This defined number of items may be referred to as a “high-water mark” value. When one of the items having associated child items (that are not currently displayed) is selected, one or more presented items in the hierarchical list are replaced with a corresponding one or more of the child items, thus maintaining a same number of displayed list items (i.e., the high-water mark number of displayed list items).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hendrik van den Broek, Blake Sullivan, Max Starets, Chadwick Chow
  • Publication number: 20200110644
    Abstract: An example system and method facilitates operation of a networked software application, i.e., client application which communicates with a network resource (e.g., web service) during periods of intermittent network connectivity, by selectively intercepting and shredding and/or unshredding service response messages. In a specific embodiment, the example system includes one or more pluggable shredders and unshredders that are used to explode a complex REpresentational State Transfer (REST) payload into its constituent structured primitive objects for ease of consumption by the User Interface (UI) of the client application. The exploded, i.e., shredded response message payloads are stored in local cache, where the cached data is strategically structured as compared to the received REST payload. One or more unshredders selectively reconstruct one or more REST response message payloads if client reissues the corresponding REST request message while offline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Blake Sullivan, Kentaro Kinebuchi, Jing Wu, Min Lu, Andrew Schwartz, Max Starets
  • Publication number: 20200110793
    Abstract: An example method facilitates modification and generation of User Interface (UI) display screens for webpages and web applications, such as process-based software applications. The example method includes receiving a first signal to access a webpage that includes a static UI display screen for a web application; serving the webpage in response to the signal; detecting the dynamic configuration functionality associated with the webpage, wherein the configuration functionality includes code and UI metadata provided in or with a dynamic layout file, the code and UI metadata including one or more rules and specifications for configuring schema used to generate rendering instructions for the dynamic part of the webpage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Blake Sullivan, Naizam Olakara, Kentaro Kinebuchi, Jing Wu, Min Lu, Maria Kaval, Christian Straub
  • Publication number: 20200106860
    Abstract: An example system and method facilitates operation of a networked software application that communicates with a network resource during periods of intermittent network connectivity and includes determining when a networked software application is offline and when it is online; selectively intercepting one or more request messages from the networked software application addressed to a network resource when the software application is offline, resulting in a store of intercepted request messages; detecting when the networked software application transitions from being offline to being online; and selectively issuing the one or more request messages to the network resource in a sequence in which the one or more request messages were stored in the store of intercepted request messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Blake Sullivan, Kentaro Kinebuchi, Jing Wu, Min Lu, Andrew Schwartz, Max Starets
  • Patent number: 10592684
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automatic operation detection on protected fields. A data model configuration can be used to specify which attributes of a data model used by a cloud-based application are protected by a data security provider monitoring communications between the application and a client device. A determination can be made automatically which operations of the cloud-based application are supported for protected fields. The cloud-based application can be configured to enable/disable certain features, such as validators, auto complete, search operators, etc. according to whether the attributes are protected fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jing Wu, Blake Sullivan, Michael William McGrath, Min Lu
  • Patent number: 10586061
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for federated search. Search results can be federated across cloud-based data stores having data accessible to applications hosted in the cloud and private data stores protected by a data security provider that manages communications between a private network and the cloud. A search query invoked by a client of a cloud-based application can be partitioned into search criteria applicable to the cloud-based data stores and search criteria applicable to the private data store. The cloud-based application can perform a search using the search criteria applicable to the cloud-based data stores and use results of a search against the private data store to federate the results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jing Wu, Blake Sullivan, Michael William McGrath, Min Lu
  • Patent number: 10547664
    Abstract: An atomic multiple-file upload from a client to a server requires only a single Java Server Faces (JSF) lifecycle to process the multiple files uploaded. Progress and other upload status indicators are displayed at the client and individual files can be deleted, canceled or added prior to committing the multiple-file upload at the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Kinebuchi, Blake Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10496837
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for supporting sharing the same table for protected and non-protected data columns. Different data object can be defined on the same database table. A discriminate flag can be defined to identify the data object to which a particular row belongs. The discriminate flag can be built into the data object so that rows belong to the data object are picked up during a query. Data protection can then be configured at the data object level so that rows that belong to the data object are subject to protection such as encryption or tokenization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jing Wu, Blake Sullivan, Michael William McGrath, Min Lu
  • Publication number: 20190236118
    Abstract: In one set of embodiments, a web document is associated with a style sheet that can include style rules, which provide details about how the document is to be presented and formatted by, for example, a web browser. A reduced set of style rules is determined based upon contents of the web document and style sheet. Reducing the size of the style sheet is desirable, e.g., to increase communication and processing efficiency when the style sheet is sent with the document in an e-mail message. The reduced set of style rules can include rules that are referenced by user interface components present in the document, and can exclude rules that are not referenced by the document, or are incompatible with or not applicable to e-mail. The reduced set of style rules can be embedded in an e-mail message or other communication in place of the original style sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Blake Sullivan, Jeanne Marie Waldman
  • Patent number: 10359902
    Abstract: In one set of embodiments, methods, systems, and apparatus are provided that include presenting, by a computer system, a task flow in a popup component of an application user interface executing in a user interface layer, where the task flow executes in an application layer of the computer system, and also include communicating, by the computer system, a first notification from the application layer to the user interface layer in response to normal completion of the task flow, and updating, e.g., closing, the component in the application user interface based upon the first notification. A second notification may be communicated from the user interface layer to the application layer in response to a user interface event that is associated with the popup component and causes an abnormal termination of the task flow. Presenting may include displaying the task flow in a region component in the popup component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Blake Sullivan, David Schneider, Gary Van Matre, Pavitra Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 10325012
    Abstract: In one set of embodiments, a web document is associated with a style sheet that can include style rules, which provide details about how the document is to be presented and formatted by, for example, a web browser. A reduced set of style rules is determined based upon contents of the web document and style sheet. Reducing the size of the style sheet is desirable, e.g., to increase communication and processing efficiency when the style sheet is sent with the document in an e-mail message. The reduced set of style rules can include rules that are referenced by user interface components present in the document, and can exclude rules that are not referenced by the document, or are incompatible with or not applicable to e-mail. The reduced set of style rules can be embedded in an e-mail message or other communication in place of the original style sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Blake Sullivan, Jeanne Marie Waldman