Patents by Inventor Bruce Wayne Copeland

Bruce Wayne Copeland 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: 9020892
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for efficiently storing metadata of partitioned data (e.g., directed to a specific individual/user). A first subset of data is identified from the set of partitioned data. The first subset of data comprises data that has a high frequency of access, and may be identified, at least in part, by frequency of access metadata that is associated with the data in the set. Metadata, such as discovery information, permissions, version info, etc., that is associated with the data in the first subset can be stored in low latency (e.g., fast) storage, proving more efficient access. Metadata associated with data from the set of partitioned data that is not in the first subset (e.g., that is not accessed frequently) can be stored in higher latency (e.g., slower, less expensive) storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Andrew Chan, Bruce Wayne Copeland, Aakash Kambuj
  • Publication number: 20130013561
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for efficiently storing metadata of partitioned data (e.g., directed to a specific individual/user). A first subset of data is identified from the set of partitioned data. The first subset of data comprises data that has a high frequency of access, and may be identified, at least in part, by frequency of access metadata that is associated with the data in the set. Metadata, such as discovery information, permissions, version info, etc., that is associated with the data in the first subset can be stored in low latency (e.g., fast) storage, proving more efficient access. Metadata associated with data from the set of partitioned data that is not in the first subset (e.g., that is not accessed frequently) can be stored in higher latency (e.g., slower, less expensive) storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Andrew Chan, Bruce Wayne Copeland, Aakash Kambuj
  • Publication number: 20030229501
    Abstract: The following described implementations provide for efficient distribution of policy. Specifically, a policy is generated that includes an action to be applied to a resource. A policy assignment is created in association with but separate from the policy. The policy assignment includes a reference to the policy, as well as criteria for a client to determine appropriateness of subsequent access to the policy to apply the action to the resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventors: Bruce Wayne Copeland, Daniel Nicholas Joseph Drew, John Leo Ellis, Kenneth Mark Osborne, Zhengkai Kenneth Pan, Gopal Parupudi, Russell Todd Wilson