Patents by Inventor Christopher W. Brumme

Christopher W. Brumme 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: 9746912
    Abstract: Systems and methods that provide for a virtual reality entertainment system that supplies immersive entertainment and creates a sensation for a user similar to having guests in a remote location to be physically present as virtual guests. Such virtual reality entertainment system can supply a graphic and/or audio; wherein interconnected computers, video and audio processing devices, supply a live interaction between a user and a guest(s). Although guests are only present virtually (e.g., electronically present with other objects/user within the environment) such virtual invitation enables a user and guests to concurrently experience the entertainment together (e.g., a live sporting event, spectator game). In a related aspect, the subject innovation can implement holographic avatars, and a plurality of communication interfaces, to imitate (and/or transform) a relationship between the user and the virtual guests/surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, William H. Gates, III, Gary W. Flake, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, Christopher W. Brumme, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Daniel S. Glasser, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, Jr., Melora Zaner-Godsey
  • Patent number: 8402110
    Abstract: Remote provisioning of an IT network and/or associated services is provided. Hardware, software, service and/or expertise can be moved from on-premise to a remote location (e.g., central, distributed . . . ). Accordingly, at least a large degree computation can be moved to the center to exploit economies of scale, among other things. In such an architecture, computational resources (e.g., data storage, computation power, cache . . . ) can be pooled, and entities can subscribe to a particular level of resources related to a private entity IT network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, William H. Gates, III, Raymond E. Ozzie, Gary W. Flake, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, Christopher W. Brumme, Lili Cheng, Nishant V. Dani, Daniel S. Glasser, Alexander G. Gounares, Galen C. Hunt, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, Jr., Chandramohan A. Thekkath
  • Patent number: 8245205
    Abstract: The techniques and mechanisms described herein are directed at sharing objects between applications executing in a virtual runtime environment. The techniques include compiling a cpu-independent file to create executable instructions that are associated with an application that is executable in a virtual runtime environment. A constructor associated with a shareable class defined within the cpu-independent file is executed to create an instance of a shareable object. The shareable object is then persisted in a manner such that other applications executing in the virtual runtime environment may access the shareable object. The technique may be performed during pre-JIT compilation or just-in-time compilation of the cpu-independent file. The execution of the constructor is performed at a restricted security level that prevents access to changeable information when generating static data for the static members of the shareable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Rico Mariani, Christopher W. Brumme, Patrick H. Dussud, Sean E. Trowbridge
  • Patent number: 8209674
    Abstract: A spectrum of tier-splitting mechanisms facilitates distributed programming. A rich application model and associated tools enable programmers to write rich distributed applications that can run anywhere. A program can be developed simply as a single tier or tier agnostic application. Subsequently or concurrently, the program can be sliced into multiple tiers in different ways to reflect, for instance, capabilities and/or constraints of a server, client and/or network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Brian C. Beckman, Christopher W. Brumme, Mark B. Shields, Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: 8012023
    Abstract: Systems and methods that provide for a virtual reality entertainment system that supplies immersive entertainment and creates a sensation for a user similar to having guests in a remote location to be physically present as virtual guests. Such virtual reality entertainment system can supply a graphic and/or audio; wherein interconnected computers, video and audio processing devices, supply a live interaction between a user and a guest(s). Although guests are only present virtually (e.g., electronically present with other objects/user within the environment) such virtual invitation enables a user and guests to concurrently experience the entertainment together (e.g., a live sporting event, spectator game). In a related aspect, the subject innovation can implement holographic avatars, and a plurality of communication interfaces, to imitate (and/or transform) a relationship between the user and the virtual guests/surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Gates, III, Gary W. Flake, Alexander G. Gounares, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, Christopher W. Brumme, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Daniel S. Glasser, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, Jr., Melora Zaner-Godsey
  • Patent number: 7941793
    Abstract: A system and method for mitigating problems associated with automatic execution of initialization code is provided. The system includes an initialization method activator that can call a class initialization method at a pre-determined execution point. The system also includes a deadlock analyzer that can determine whether calling the initialization method will create a deadlock, and, if a deadlock is detected that can resolve such a deadlock. The system also includes a semantic analyzing component that can analyze a semantic type associated with the initialization method and a domain uniqueness analyzer that can analyze the uniqueness of the domain with which the class will interact, to facilitate determining where to place code that will check whether a class is initialized, and if the class is not initialized that will invoke the class initializing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gopala Krishna R. Kakivaya, Christopher W. Brumme, James S. Miller, Vance P. Morrison, David S. Mortenson, Sean E. Trowbridge
  • Patent number: 7930687
    Abstract: Described herein is an implementation for exposing an “execution context” to a logical execution flow of procedures as it executes. An “execution context” is a set of data and/or sub-procedures that might be useful at some point during a logical execution flow (to manage and control the execution flow and provide additional services to the execution flow) of computer-executable instructions though the often complex, intertwined, and interconnected conglomeration of procedures of software product(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Arun Moorthy, Christopher W. Brumme, Jonathan C. Hawkins, Raja Krishnaswamy
  • Patent number: 7930197
    Abstract: Personal data mining mechanisms and methods are employed to identify relevant information that otherwise would likely remain undiscovered. Users supply personal data that can be analyzed in conjunction with data associated with a plurality of other users to provide useful information that can improve business operations and/or quality of life. Personal data can be mined alone or in conjunction with third party data to identify correlations amongst the data and associated users. Applications or services can interact with such data and present it to users in a myriad of manners, for instance as notifications of opportunities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond E. Ozzie, William H. Gates, III, Gary W. Flake, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, Christopher W. Brumme, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Nishant V. Dani, Dane A. Glasgow, Daniel S. Glasser, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, Jr., Chandramohan A. Thekkath, David R. Treadwell, III, Melora Zaner-Godsey
  • Patent number: 7797453
    Abstract: A computing paradigm where information can be aggregated from multiple services/programs within a ‘cloud-based’ environment is provided. Thus, the system can provide a uniform interface that can combine computational tasks across the multiple services/programs. Thus, the innovation takes advantage of the computing device being a ‘thin client’ which affords greater user comfort to a user without sacrificing data processing capabilities. Accordingly, the mechanisms are disclosed that standardize and/or normalize data across the resources within the cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Christopher W. Brumme, Lili Cheng, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Debi P. Mishra, Ira L. Snyder, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7770202
    Abstract: A host intercepts calls between two executables and determines whether the calls are permissible according to the host's security model which can be identify based, such as user identity based—for instance, mapping access rights within a specific data base user context to database object access. Such an identity security model differs from a common language runtime security model where managed code uses Code Access Security to prevent managed assemblies from performing certain operations. Managed assemblies registered with the host are host objects from the host's perspective for which access rights can be defined via security rules, such as are defined for individual user identities. A host can decide access between managed executables based on the host's identity based access rules by trapping any cross assembly calls and deciding whether such calls should proceed or be blocked from taking place based on the corresponding identity security settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher W. Brumme, Vance Morrison, Sebastian Lange, Gregory D. Fee, Dario Russi, Simon Jeremy Hall, Mahesh Prakriya, Brian F. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 7743363
    Abstract: Meta-data of compiled code may have a corresponding description of the schema for meta-data, to allow for deviations from a schema standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher W. Brumme, James H. Hogg, James S. Miller, Sergey Lidin
  • Patent number: 7735071
    Abstract: A method and system for compiling multiple source language files that share a common library. The common library is represented in a common language that can be used by multiple different source languages. Font end compiler systems read the common language files that make up the common library and the source language files that use the library. Additionally, the front end systems produce common language files. The common language files produced by the front end systems can be used in the common library. The common language files may also be supplied to a back end system or runtime environment that further compiles the common language file to an executable form and executes the file. At runtime, the common language file is used by the runtime environment to layout the objects and methods used during execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley M. Abrams, George H. Bosworth, Christopher W. Brumme, Patrick H. Dussud, Brian D. Harry, James S. Miller, Vance P. Morrison
  • Patent number: 7716150
    Abstract: Systems and methods that analyze aggregated tagging behavior of users, and evaluate such tagging trends to identify criteria for taxonomy applications. Initially, existence of a possible trend of tagging data based on collective user behavior is determined. Subsequently, tagging trends can be examined to identify that a predetermined convergence criteria has in fact been met, and/or establish such criteria for taxonomy applications. Machine learning systems (implicitly as well as explicitly trained) can be supplied to facilitate determining the trends and the convergence criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Lili Cheng, Gary W. Flake, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Raymond E. Ozzie, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, Christopher W. Brumme, Michael Connolly, Daniel S. Glasser, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Debi P. Mishra, Melora Zaner-Godsey
  • Patent number: 7689524
    Abstract: An intelligent personalized agent monitors, regulates, and advises a user in decision-making processes for efficiency or safety concerns. The agent monitors an environment and present characteristics of a user and analyzes such information in view of stored preferences specific to one of multiple profiles of the user. Based on the analysis, the agent can suggest or automatically implement a solution to a given issue or problem. In addition, the agent can identify another potential issue that requires attention and suggests or implements action accordingly. Furthermore, the agent can communicate with other users or devices by providing and acquiring information to assist in future decisions. All aspects of environment observation, decision assistance, and external communication can be flexibly limited or allowed as desired by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond E. Ozzie, William H. Gates, III, Gary W. Flake, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, William J. Bolosky, Christopher W. Brumme, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Dane A. Glasgow, Daniel S. Glasser, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, Jr., Chandramohan A. Thekkath, Melora Zaner-Godsey
  • Patent number: 7685574
    Abstract: Authored code may include a notification that no tolerance for failure or corruption is expected for an identified sub-set of the code. Any potential failure point, which may be induced by a runtime environment routine or sub-routine, that is associated with the identified sub-set of code may then be identified and hoisted to a point apart from the identified sub-set of code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher W Brumme, Sean E Trowbridge, Rudi Martin, WeiWen Liu, Brian M. Grunkemeyer, Mahesh Prakriya
  • Publication number: 20100070957
    Abstract: The techniques and mechanisms described herein are directed at sharing objects between applications executing in a virtual runtime environment. The techniques include compiling a cpu-independent file to create executable instructions that are associated with an application that is executable in a virtual runtime environment. A constructor associated with a shareable class defined within the cpu-independent file is executed to create an instance of a shareable object. The shareable object is then persisted in a manner such that other applications executing in the virtual runtime environment may access the shareable object. The technique may be performed during pre-JIT compilation or just-in-time compilation of the cpu-independent file. The execution of the constructor is performed at a restricted security level that prevents access to changeable information when generating static data for the static members of the shareable object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rico Mariani, Christopher W. Brumme, Patrick H. Dussud, Sean E. Trowbridge
  • Patent number: 7672909
    Abstract: Systems and methods that recognize items based on aggregated tagging behavior of users regarding the items. Individual users can establish relationships among tagged items and the system analyzes aggregate of such established relationships, to recognize the item and/or infer additional information regarding the items (e.g., wisdom of crowd such as metadata annotations, relevance ranking, and the like). Subsequently, search engine crawlers can be supplied with such additional information (e.g., extra metadata for reverse link search tables) to facilitate enterprise management and search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Raymond E. Ozzie, Gary W. Flake, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, Christopher W. Brumme, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Daniel S. Glasser, Alexander G. Gounares, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Debi P. Mishra, Melora Zaner-Godsey
  • Patent number: 7665077
    Abstract: The techniques and mechanisms described herein are directed at sharing objects between applications executing in a virtual runtime environment. The techniques include compiling a cpu-independent file to create executable instructions that are associated with an application that is executable in a virtual runtime environment. A constructor associated with a shareable class defined within the cpu-independent file is executed to create an instance of a shareable object. The shareable object is then persisted in a manner such that other applications executing in the virtual runtime environment may access the shareable object. The technique may be performed during pre-JIT compilation or just-in-time compilation of the cpu-independent file. The execution of the constructor is performed at a restricted security level that prevents access to changeable information when generating static data for the static members of the shareable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Rico Mariani, Christopher W. Brumme, Patrick H. Dussud, Sean E. Trowbridge
  • Patent number: 7657493
    Abstract: Personal data mining mechanisms and methods are employed to identify relevant information that otherwise would likely remain undiscovered. Users supply personal data that can be analyzed in conjunction with data associated with a plurality of other users to provide useful information that can improve business operations and/or quality of life. Personal data can be mined alone or in conjunction with third party data to identify correlations amongst the data and associated users. Applications or services can interact with such data and present it to users in a myriad of manners, for instance as notifications of opportunities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, William H. Gates, III, Raymond E. Ozzie, Gary W. Flake, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, Christopher W. Brumme, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Nishant V. Dani, Dane A. Glasgow, Daniel S. Glasser, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, Jr., Chandramohan A. Thekkath, David R. Treadwell, III, Melora Zaner-Godsey
  • Patent number: 7647597
    Abstract: A system and method for interacting with an object is provided. The system includes a method call interceptor that intercepts a method call made on an object and that routes the method call to a proxy. The method call interceptor is accessible to application code. The system also includes an application code generic proxy that after overriding a base class invocation method can receive intercepted method calls, can invoke methods on the object that the proxy images, can receive results from the object that the proxy images and can pass results to the entity that generated the intercepted method call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Raja Krishnaswamy, Tarun Anand, Christopher W. Brumme, Gopala Krishna R. Kakivaya