Patents by Inventor Christopher D. Russell

Christopher D. Russell 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: 10481627
    Abstract: Multi-functional field maintenance (FM) tools that connect to process control devices, such as FOUNDATION Fieldbus and Highway Addressable Remote Transducer devices, can automatically detect and simultaneously identify communications, troubleshoot connections, and supply power in a process control plant. Simplifying the troubleshooting process, by guiding a user of a multi-functional FM tool through recommended troubleshooting steps, while simultaneously detecting and correcting issues reduces the number of tools required to maintain process control devices, reduces the risk of damage, and improves efficiency by minimizing production downtime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Christian R. Butikofer, Anthony Ferguson, Christopher P. Kantzes, Jon Westbrock, Thinh D. Le, Alden C. Russell, III, Alan R. Dewey, Mehul Rajeshbhai Dalal, Todd M. Toepke
  • Patent number: 8949590
    Abstract: A request is received from a software component of a software product to access a value of a public setting of the software component. A check is made as to whether the request conforms to an appropriate format for the public setting. If the request conforms to the appropriate format, then the requested access is performed. However, if the request does not conform to the appropriate format, then the requested access is denied. Multiple values for the public setting can be received and maintained concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher D. Russell, Eric P. Traut, Ravisankar Pudipeddi, Adam D. Stritzel, Suyash Sinha
  • Publication number: 20140019954
    Abstract: A request is received from a software component of a software product to access a value of a public setting of the software component. A check is made as to whether the request conforms to an appropriate format for the public setting. If the request conforms to the appropriate format, then the requested access is performed. However, if the request does not conform to the appropriate format, then the requested access is denied. Multiple values for the public setting can be received and maintained concurrently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher D. Russell, Eric P. Traut, Ravisankar Pudipeddi, Adam D. Stritzel, Suyash Sinha
  • Patent number: 8429395
    Abstract: A request is received from a software component of a software product to access a value of a public setting of the software component. A check is made as to whether the request conforms to an appropriate format for the public setting. If the request conforms to the appropriate format, then the requested access is performed. However, if the request does not conform to the appropriate format, then the requested access is denied. Multiple values for the public setting can be received and maintained concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher D. Russell, Eric P. Traut, Ravisankar Pudipeddi, Adam D. Stritzel, Suyash Sinha
  • Publication number: 20130066832
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for synchronizing application state between one or more instances of an application on one or more devices. In particular, an application state, such as application settings, may be synchronized between a first instance of an application on a first device and a second instance of the application on a second device. For example, a user may configure a new email account within a first instance of an email application on a laptop device. The new email account may be synchronized with a second instance of the email application on a tablet device. During synchronization, various conflict resolution, version verifications, and/or consistency verifications may be performed. In this way, the user may be provided with a seamless and consistent experience between the laptop and tablet device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: John Michael Sheehan, Christopher D. Russell, Hari Krishna Pammi
  • Publication number: 20100319050
    Abstract: A request is received from a software component of a software product to access a value of a public setting of the software component. A check is made as to whether the request conforms to an appropriate format for the public setting. If the request conforms to the appropriate format, then the requested access is performed. However, if the request does not conform to the appropriate format, then the requested access is denied. Multiple values for the public setting can be received and maintained concurrently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher D. Russell, Eric P. Traut, Ravisankar Pudipeddi, Adam D. Stritzel, Suyash Sinha