Patents by Inventor Chris Guzak

Chris Guzak 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: 10264039
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to file system placeholders. In aspects, placeholders may be used by a client to represent remote file system objects. The placeholders may include metadata and may also include none, some, or all of the content of the represented remote file system objects. In response to a request to access content of a file system object represented by a placeholder, a client may obtain needed data from a remote storage system and stream or not stream the data to the requesting application based on whether the requesting application is capable of streaming the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael John Novak, Chris Guzak, Sangeeta Ranjit, Scott David Hoogerwerf, Amnon Itamar Govrin, Kiernon Reiniger, David C. Fields, Ramanarayanan Ramani, Raghu Krishnamurhty, Subha Santhanam, Oded Yehuda Shekel
  • Patent number: 9734158
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to file system placeholders. In aspects, placeholders may be used by a client to represent remote file system objects. The placeholders may include metadata, searchable text, and may also include none, some, or all of the content of the represented remote file system objects. Search data from the placeholders is integrated into a local search database of the client such that the client is able to satisfy queries and identify relevant local and remote file system objects even when the client is offline with respect to remote storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael John Novak, Chris Guzak, Sangeeta Ranjit, Scott David Hoogerwerf, Amnon Itamar Govrin, Marc Wautier, Kiernon Reiniger, Kyle Thomas Beck, Relja Ivanovic, Oded Yehuda Shekel, Tyler Kien Beam
  • Patent number: 9552363
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to file system placeholders. In aspects, placeholders may be used by a client to represent remote file system objects. The placeholders may include metadata and may also include none, some, or all of the content of the represented remote file system objects. In conjunction with local file system metadata, the placeholders allow a file system namespace to be navigated and may also allow other operations to be performed on the file system objects even when the client is offline with respect to the remote file system. After connectivity is re-established with the remote file system, the placeholders may be used in synchronizing changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael John Novak, Chris Guzak, Sangeeta Ranjit, Scott David Hoogerwerf, Amnon Itamar Govrin, Marc Wautier, Kiernon Reiniger, Ramanarayanan Ramani, Oded Yehuda Shekel, Relja Ivanovic
  • Publication number: 20160330256
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to file system placeholders. In aspects, placeholders may be used by a client to represent remote file system objects. The placeholders may include metadata and may also include none, some, or all of the content of the represented remote file system objects. In response to a request to access content of a file system object represented by a placeholder, a client may obtain needed data from a remote storage system and stream or not stream the data to the requesting application based on whether the requesting application is capable of streaming the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Michael John Novak, Chris Guzak, Sangeeta Ranjit, Scott David Hoogerwerf, Amnon Itamar Govrin, Kiernon Reiniger, David C. Fields, Ramanarayanan Ramani, Raghu Krishnamurhty, Subha Santhanam, Oded Yehuda Shekel
  • Patent number: 9405767
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to file system placeholders. In aspects, placeholders may be used by a client to represent remote file system objects. The placeholders may include metadata and may also include none, some, or all of the content of the represented remote file system objects. In response to a request to access content of a file system object represented by a placeholder, a client may obtain needed data from a remote storage system and stream or not stream the data to the requesting application based on whether the requesting application is capable of streaming the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael John Novak, Chris Guzak, Sangeeta Ranjit, Scott David Hoogerwerf, Amnon Itamar Govrin, Kiernon Reiniger, David C Fields, Ramanarayanan Ramani, Raghu Krishnamurhty, Subha Santhanam, Oded Yehuda Shekel
  • Publication number: 20160188626
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to file system placeholders. In aspects, placeholders may be used by a client to represent remote file system objects. The placeholders may include metadata, searchable text, and may also include none, some, or all of the content of the represented remote file system objects. Search data from the placeholders is integrated into a local search database of the client such that the client is able to satisfy queries and identify relevant local and remote file system objects even when the client is offline with respect to remote storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Michael John Novak, Chris Guzak, Sangeeta Ranjit, Scott David Hoogerwerf, Amnon Itamar Govrin, Marc Wautier, Kiernon Reiniger, Kyle Thomas Beck, Relja Ivanovic, Oded Yehuda Shekel, Tyler Kien Beam
  • Patent number: 9218350
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to file system placeholders. In aspects, placeholders may be used by a client to represent remote file system objects. The placeholders may include metadata, searchable text, and may also include none, some, or all of the content of the represented remote file system objects. Search data from the placeholders is integrated into a local search database of the client such that the client is able to satisfy queries and identify relevant local and remote file system objects even when the client is offline with respect to remote storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael John Novak, Chris Guzak, Sangeeta Ranjit, Scott David Hoogerwerf, Amnon Itamar Govrin, Marc Wautier, Kiernon Reiniger, Kyle Thomas Beck, Tyler Kien Beam, Oded Yehuda Shekel, Relja Ivanovic
  • Patent number: 9189533
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may involve enabling applications to cooperate with a system-level sync framework. The sync framework may provide system synchronization of files between user devices and a cloud storage service. Arbitrary applications on a user computing device can communicate with the sync framework to temporarily suspend synchronization of a specified file by the sync framework. The application can register functions with the sync framework that the sync framework can invoke in relation to suspending synchronization, continuing to provide system-level access to the file for arbitrary applications, and resuming synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Wautier, Daniel Fiordalis, Miko Arnab S. Bose, Scott Hoogerwerf, Oded Shekel, Simon Clarke, Chris Guzak, Balaji Balasubramanyan, Michael Novak
  • Patent number: 9166866
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to file system placeholders. In aspects, placeholders may be used by a client to represent remote file system objects. The placeholders may include metadata and may also include none, some, or all of the content of the represented remote file system objects. In conjunction with placeholders and based on one or more factors, a client may hydrate or dehydrate file system objects of the client to follow user directives, inferred user intent, and storage policies of the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael John Novak, Chris Guzak, Sangeeta Ranjit, Scott David Hoogerwerf, Amnon Itamar Govrin, Kiernon Reiniger, Oded Yehuda Shekel
  • Publication number: 20140358860
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may involve enabling applications to cooperate with a system-level sync framework. The sync framework may provide system synchronization of files between user devices and a cloud storage service. Arbitrary applications on a user computing device can communicate with the sync framework to temporarily suspend synchronization of a specified file by the sync framework. The application can register functions with the sync framework that the sync framework can invoke in relation to suspending synchronization, continuing to provide system-level access to the file for arbitrary applications, and resuming synchronization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft
    Inventors: Marc Wautier, Daniel Fiordalis, Miko Arnab S. Bose, Scott Hoogerwerf, Oded Shekel, Simon Clarke, Chris Guzak, Balaji Balasubramanyan, Michael Novak
  • Publication number: 20140330874
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to file system placeholders. In aspects, placeholders may be used by a client to represent remote file system objects. The placeholders may include metadata and may also include none, some, or all of the content of the represented remote file system objects. In response to a request to access content of a file system object represented by a placeholder, a client may obtain needed data from a remote storage system and stream or not stream the data to the requesting application based on whether the requesting application is capable of streaming the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael John Novak, Chris Guzak, Sangeeta Ranjit, Scott David Hoogerwerf, Amnon Itamar Govrin, Kiernon Reiniger, David C. Fields, Ramanarayanan Ramani, Raghu Krishnamurhty, Subha Santhanam, Oded Yehuda Shekel
  • Publication number: 20140324776
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to file system placeholders. In aspects, placeholders may be used by a client to represent remote file system objects. The placeholders may include metadata and may also include none, some, or all of the content of the represented remote file system objects. In conjunction with local file system metadata, the placeholders allow a file system namespace to be navigated and may also allow other operations to be performed on the file system objects even when the client is offline with respect to the remote file system. After connectivity is re-established with the remote file system, the placeholders may be used in synchronizing changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael John Novak, Chris Guzak, Sangeeta Ranjit, Scott David Hoogerwerf, Amnon Itamar Govrin, Marc Wautier, Kiernon Reiniger, Ramanarayanan Ramani, Oded Yehuda Shekel, Relja Ivanovic
  • Publication number: 20140324777
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to file system placeholders. In aspects, placeholders may be used by a client to represent remote file system objects. The placeholders may include metadata, searchable text, and may also include none, some, or all of the content of the represented remote file system objects. Search data from the placeholders is integrated into a local search database of the client such that the client is able to satisfy queries and identify relevant local and remote file system objects even when the client is offline with respect to remote storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael John Novak, Chris Guzak, Sangeeta Ranjit, Scott David Hoogerwerf, Amnon Itamar Govrin, Marc Wautier, Kiernon Reiniger, Kyle Thomas Beck, Tyler Kien Beam, Oded Yehuda Shekel, Relja Ivanovic
  • Publication number: 20140324945
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to file system placeholders. In aspects, placeholders may be used by a client to represent remote file system objects. The placeholders may include metadata and may also include none, some, or all of the content of the represented remote file system objects. In conjunction with placeholders and based on one or more factors, a client may hydrate or dehydrate file system objects of the client to follow user directives, inferred user intent, and storage policies of the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael John Novak, Chris Guzak, Sangeeta Ranjit, Scott David Hoogerwerf, Amnon Itamar Govrin, Kiernon Reiniger, Oded Yehuda Shekel
  • Patent number: 8863291
    Abstract: The reputation of an executable computer program is checked when a user input to a computing device initiates a program launch, thus triggering a check of a local cache of reputation information. If the local cache confirms that the program is safe, it is permitted to launch, typically without notifying the user that a reputation check has been made. If the local cache cannot confirm the safety of the program, a reputation check is made by accessing a reputation service in the cloud. If the reputation service identifies the program as safe, it returns an indication to the computing device and the program is permitted to be launched, again without notifying the user that a reputation check has been made. If the reputation service identifies the program as unsafe or potentially unsafe, or does not recognize it at all, a warning is displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Oliver, Anshul Rawat, Xiang Tu, Ryan Colvin, James Dooley, Elliott Jeb Haber, Ameya Bhatawdekar, Andy Davidson, Jay Dave, Paul Leach, Karanbir Singh, Chris Guzak, Crispin Cowan
  • Patent number: 8418080
    Abstract: A computer system and method are presented that enhance a user experience when viewing images displayed on the computer. The system includes a user interface for the computer that displays a number of thumbnail images that are small representations of image files existing on the computer. The thumbnail images are arranged in alignment with one another, such as at the bottom of a viewing window. An enlarged preview image is positioned adjacent the thumbnail images. The enlarged preview image corresponds to a selected thumbnail image and is a larger representation of an image file corresponding with the selected thumbnail image. A control is displayed in the window that enables the user to iterate through the thumbnail images in at least one direction. As the user iterates through the thumbnail images, the enlarged preview image changes correspondingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael G. Sheldon, Franc Camara, Todd Ouzts, Chris Guzak, Rajesh Ganesan
  • Publication number: 20120192275
    Abstract: The reputation of an executable computer program is checked when a user input to a computing device initiates a program launch, thus triggering a check of a local cache of reputation information. If the local cache confirms that the program is safe, it is permitted to launch, typically without notifying the user that a reputation check has been made. If the local cache cannot confirm the safety of the program, a reputation check is made by accessing a reputation service in the cloud. If the reputation service identifies the program as safe, it returns an indication to the computing device and the program is permitted to be launched, again without notifying the user that a reputation check has been made. If the reputation service identifies the program as unsafe or potentially unsafe, or does not recognize it at all, a warning is displayed to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Oliver, Anshul Rawat, Xiang Tu, Ryan Colvin, James Dooley, Elliott Jeb Haber, Ameya Bhatawdekar, Andy Davidson, Jay Dave, Paul Leach, Karanbir Singh, Chris Guzak, Crispin Cowan
  • Publication number: 20120159363
    Abstract: The subject disclosure relates to managing z-dimensional ordering of elements within a computing system display through the use of z-order bands. As described herein, z-order bands are utilized to arrange windows and other graphics corresponding to respective application types. A policy engine controls which windows and/or other graphical elements can enter and exit each band. Graphical elements within a given band can additionally be subject to per-band properties corresponding to the band and/or user preferences. As additionally described herein, z-order bands and/or other suitable mechanisms are utilized to facilitate registration watermarking for a computing environment by rendering a registration watermark display upon determining that one or more licensed elements of a computing system have not been registered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gabriel DeBacker, Alex Snitkovskiv, Chris Guzak, John Stephens, Thomas Olsen, Mohamed Sadek, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Robert Jarrett, David Abzarian, Alice Tang, Jennifer Nan, Adrian Ford, Chaitanya Sareen
  • Publication number: 20120158891
    Abstract: A universal content representation system (“UCRS”) implements techniques for universally representing digital content such as files, device information, and applications across a group of electronic devices that includes at least a source electronic device and a remote electronic device. Proxy content items, which correspond with items of content (“source content items”) stored on the source electronic device, are data stores for the corresponding source content items, and visually represent the corresponding source content items on the remote electronic device, whether the source electronic device is online or offline. A user of the remote electronic devices uses the proxy content items to search for and view source content items prior to requesting full access to the source content items. From time-to-time, source content items and proxy content items are synchronized with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Dooley, Anshul Rawat, Ketaki Deshpande, Jayashree Sadagopan, I-Ming Chen, Daniel Oliver, Relja Ivanovic, Chris Guzak
  • Publication number: 20120158794
    Abstract: Techniques to discover object interfaces are described. An object association component is operative to generate mapping information representing a mapping between an application object interface for an application object of an application program executing in a first process with a system object handle for a system object of a system program executing in a second process, create a memory map file name for a memory mapped file, and store a record with the mapping information in the memory mapped file. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gabriel DeBacker, Dimiter Georgiev, Chris Guzak