Patents by Inventor Cesare Saretto

Cesare Saretto 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: 20080133726
    Abstract: An administrative system may include a screen with several administrative functions organized by user administrative functions, storage system management, computer management, and shared resource management. The administrative system for a computer network may enable a guest account to be set up across one or more computers on the network. The guest account may have some access to shared resources as well as an expiration date so that the guest account may become disabled and/or hidden after a specific time. The guest account may be created and managed through a progressive user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Cyra Richardson, Kynan Antos, Cesare Saretto, Charles Kindel, Lee Linden
  • Publication number: 20060239275
    Abstract: Communication functionality is described for conducting communication among a plurality of participants in peer-to-peer fashion. The communication functionality comprises peer-to-peer overlay functionality configured to establish a peer-to-peer overlay network that includes a plurality of participants. The peer-to-peer overlay functionality relies on endpoint provider functionality for physically exchanging information among the plurality of participants in the peer-to-peer overlay network. The endpoint provider functionality exchanges information using a transport mechanism. The transport mechanism accommodates multiple different transport protocols for exchanging information among the plurality of participants, allowing different pairs of participants to communicate with each other using different respective transport protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Carmen Zlateff, Cesare Saretto, John Holmes, John Selbie, Ravi Rao, David Thaler, Scott Senkeresty
  • Publication number: 20060239297
    Abstract: The claimed method and system provides a method and interface for enabling an existing, single-transport P2P API to communicate with nodes of a P2P network using multiple different transport protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ravi Rao, Scott Senkeresty, Cesare Saretto, John Holmes
  • Publication number: 20060195451
    Abstract: Security provisions are described which determine whether or not executable content is likely to perform undesirable actions. The security provisions assess that an executable content item poses an acceptable risk when it conforms to an allow list of predetermined patterns of permissible behavior. The security provisions find exemplary use in the context of an instant messaging environment, where participants can consume and propagate executable content in the course of conducting a communication session. Supplemental rules are described which prevent malicious code from subverting the allow list design paradigm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Smith, John Spivey, Cesare Saretto
  • Publication number: 20060195914
    Abstract: Strategies are described for validating content transferred over a communication channel using a more effective approach than heretofore provided in the art. A content registration authority is provided which registers the content disseminated by one or more content providers to one or more client devices. A client device which receives content that has been registered can securely consume the content, based on an assumption that a content provider which furnishes the content is entrusted by the content registration authority to provide the content, and without prompting a user of the client device to expressly approve the content provider. In a first solution, the content registration authority registers the content by issuing a certification stamp; in a second solution, the content registration authority registers the content by storing registration information in a central repository. The content may contain instructions which perform operations in the context of an instant messenger application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eyal Schwartz, Cesare Saretto, Ranjib Badh, Walter von Koch, Adam Czeisler, Christian Fortini, Ryan Hurst
  • Publication number: 20060190828
    Abstract: A novel application and user interface for facilitating group interactions over a network integrates messaging, file sharing, media playing, journaling, profiles, and gaming into a cohesive environment. The groups facilitated by the invention are persistent and mobile in that a user does not have to recollect and reconfigure the group each time he or she wants to interact with the group online and, while online, the group may be taken from one activity to another without having to disband and reconnect at the second activity. The application is modular so as to be extensible to include other activities and functionalities. In an embodiment, the group interaction application utilizes a peer-to-peer network environment to facilitate network communications between group members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melora Zaner, Kathleen Mulcahy, Erica Sanders, Cesare Saretto, Eugene Zarahovsky, Eugene Mesgar, Neel Murarka, Heather Ferguson, Asta Glatzer, Rama Ranganath, Tammy Savage, John Vert, Linda Stone
  • Publication number: 20060190827
    Abstract: A novel application and user interface for facilitating group interactions over a network integrates messaging, file sharing, media playing, journaling, profiles, and gaming into a cohesive environment. The groups facilitated by the invention are persistent and mobile in that a user does not have to recollect and reconfigure the group each time he or she wants to interact with the group online and, while online, the group may be taken from one activity to another without having to disband and reconnect at the second activity. The application is modular so as to be extensible to include other activities and functionalities. In an embodiment, the group interaction application utilizes a peer-to-peer network environment to facilitate network communications between group members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melora Zaner, Kathleen Mulcahy, Erica Sanders, Cesare Saretto, Eugene Zarahovsky, Eugene Mesgar, Neel Murarka, Heather Ferguson, Asta Glatzer, Rama Ranganath, Tammy Savage, John Vert, Linda Stone
  • Publication number: 20060190829
    Abstract: A novel application and user interface for facilitating group interactions over a network integrates messaging, file sharing, media playing, journaling, profiles, and gaming into a cohesive environment. The groups facilitated by the invention are persistent and mobile in that a user does not have to recollect and reconfigure the group each time he or she wants to interact with the group online and, while online, the group may be taken from one activity to another without having to disband and reconnect at the second activity. The application is modular so as to be extensible to include other activities and functionalities. In an embodiment, the group interaction application utilizes a peer-to-peer network environment to facilitate network communications between group members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melora Zaner, Kathleen Mulcahy, Erica Sanders, Cesare Saretto, Eugene Zarahovsky, Eugene Mesgar, Neel Murarka, Heather Ferguson, Asta Glatzer, Rama Ranganath, Tammy Savage, John Vert, Linda Stone
  • Publication number: 20060185018
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for shielding a vulnerability in an application through disablement of one or more features. In an implementation, a method includes identifying a vulnerability in at least one of a plurality of features for an application module. A communication is formed for receipt by a plurality of clients to shield execution of the application module from the identified vulnerability. The communication describes that the at least one feature is to be disabled from execution in conjunction with the application module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Cesare Saretto, Leonidas Rigas, Paul Paradise, Ranjib Badh, Walter Rader
  • Publication number: 20060168544
    Abstract: A novel virtual calling card system and method aid in the formation of online relationships, serving as an introduction tool and as a contact mechanism. The calling card is an exchangeable entity that is automatically updated, ensuring that the recipient or viewer sees the most current version of the card. The card may display an aspect ratio that is the same as that of a traditional business card, and has front side and a reverse side. Furthermore, the card provides a number of avenues for the card owner to express themselves, including an array of affiliation symbols, a most recent mood symbol, and a text field. The reverse side of the card can display a representation of the owner's social network, so that recipients of the card may identify common friends and associates. The exchange of the card, although server-based, appears to users to simply be a transfer of the card from the owner, or other party, to the recipient, much as a card changes hands in the physical world.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melora Zaner, Cesare Saretto, Eugene Zarahovsky, Eugene Mesgar, Neel Murarka, Eun-Kyung Chung, Kathleen Mulcahy, Rama Ranganath, Erica Sanders, Tammy Savage, Linda Stone, John Vert
  • Publication number: 20060167957
    Abstract: A novel virtual calling card system and method aid in the formation of online relationships, serving as an introduction tool and as a contact mechanism. The calling card is an exchangeable entity that is automatically updated, ensuring that the recipient or viewer sees the most current version of the card. The card may display an aspect ratio that is the same as that of a traditional business card, and has front side and a reverse side. Furthermore, the card provides a number of avenues for the card owner to express themselves, including an array of affiliation symbols, a most recent mood symbol, and a text field. The reverse side of the card can display a representation of the owner's social network, so that recipients of the card may identify common friends and associates. The exchange of the card, although server-based, appears to users to simply be a transfer of the card from the owner, or other party, to the recipient, much as a card changes hands in the physical world.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melora Zaner, Cesare Saretto, Eugene Zarahovsky, Eugene Mesgar, Neel Murarka, Eun-Kyung Chung, Kathleen Mulcahy, Rama Ranganath, Erica Sanders, Tammy Savage, Linda Stone, John Vert
  • Publication number: 20050172001
    Abstract: Techniques for enabling mobile shared group interaction are described. Members of a group may access, through a user interface, group activities that provide a shared, synchronous, interactive experience. An interface may be provided via a mobile device such as a cellular telephone that enables members who are mobile to participate in group activities with other members who are also mobile or who are logged on via a non-mobile device such as a desktop computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Melora Zaner, Eun-Kyung Chung, Kathleen Mulcahy, Cesare Saretto, Asta Roseway, Tammy Savage