Patents by Inventor Craig Andrew Critchley

Craig Andrew Critchley 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: 7613830
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for reliably and securely transferring queued application messages. Application messages are (e.g.,. binary or text) encoded and then encapsulated in transfer messages, enqueue messages, and dequeue responses such that composable protocol elements used in application messages can be reused in the transfer messages, enqueue messages, and dequeue responses. Transfer message headers are encoded and then encapsulated along with encoded application messages such that composable protocol elements used in transfer headers and application messages can be reused in the store and forward messages. Application messages, transfer messages, enqueue messages, dequeue responses, and store and forward messages can all be configured in accordance with the same messaging protocol, such as, for example, Simple Object Access Protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Krishnan Srinivasan, Craig Andrew Critchley, Uday Shanker Hegde, Alan S. Geller, David Owen Driver, Richard Douglas Hill, Rodney Thomas Limprecht
  • Patent number: 7613831
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for reliably and securely transferring queued application messages. Application messages are (e.g.,. binary or text) encoded and then encapsulated in transfer messages, enqueue messages, and dequeue responses such that composable protocol elements used in application messages can be reused in the transfer messages, enqueue messages, and dequeue responses. Transfer message headers are encoded and then encapsulated along with encoded application messages such that composable protocol elements used in transfer headers and application messages can be reused in the store and forward messages. Application messages, transfer messages, enqueue messages, dequeue responses, and store and forward messages can all be configured in accordance with the same messaging protocol, such as, for example, Simple Object Access Protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Krishnan Srinivasan, Craig Andrew Critchley, Uday Shanker Hegde, Alan S. Geller, David Owen Driver, Richard Douglas Hill, Rodney Thomas Limprecht
  • Patent number: 7613832
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for reliably and securely transferring queued application messages. Application messages are (e.g., binary or text) encoded and then encapsulated in transfer messages, enqueue messages, and dequeue responses such that composable protocol elements used in application messages can be reused in the transfer messages, enqueue messages, and dequeue responses. Transfer message headers are encoded and then encapsulated along with encoded application messages such that composable protocol elements used in transfer headers and application messages can be reused in the store and forward messages. Application messages, transfer messages, enqueue messages, dequeue responses, and store and forward messages can all be configured in accordance with the same messaging protocol, such as, for example, Simple Object Access Protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Krishnan Srinivasan, Craig Andrew Critchley, Uday Shanker Hegde, Alan S. Geller, David Owen Driver, Richard Douglas Hill, Rodney Thomas Limprecht
  • Patent number: 7512957
    Abstract: A web services namespace pertains to an infrastructure for enabling creation of a wide variety of applications. The infrastructure provides a foundation for building message-based applications of various scale and complexity. The infrastructure or framework provides APIs for basic messaging, secure messaging, reliable messaging and transacted messaging. In some embodiments, the associated APIs are factored into a hierarchy of namespaces in a manner that balances utility, usability, extensibility and versionability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Shy Cohen, Geary L. Eppley, Douglas M. Purdy, James E. Johnson, Stephen J. Millet, Stephen T. Swartz, Vijay K. Gajjala, Aaron Abraham Stern, Alexander Martin DeJarnatt, Alfred M. Lee, IV, Anand Rjagopalan, Anastasios Kasiolas, Chaitanya D. Upadhyay, Christopher G. Kaler, Craig Andrew Critchley, David Edwin Levin, David Owen Driver, David Wortendyke, Douglas A. Walter, Elliot Lee Waingold, Erik Bo Christensen, Erin P. Honeycutt, Eugene Shvets, Evgeny Osovetsky, Giovanni M. Della-Libera, Jesus Ruiz-Scougall, John David Doty, Jonathan T. Wheeler, Kapil Gupta, Kenneth David Wolf, Krishnan Srinivasan, Lance E. Olson, Matthew Thomas Tavis, Mauro Ottaviani, Max Attar Feingold, Michael James Coulson, Michael Jon Marucheck, Michael Steven Vernal, Michael Thomas Dice, Mohamed-Hany Essam Ramadan, Mohammad Makarechian, Natasha Harish Jethanandani, Richard Dievendorff, Richard Douglas Hill, Ryan Thomas Sturgell, Saurab Nog, Scott Christopher Seely, Serge Sverdlov, Siddhartha Puri, Sowmyanarayanan K. Srinivasan, Stefan Batres, Stefan Harrington Pharies, Tirunelveli Vishwanath, Tomasz Janczuk, Uday S. Hegde, Umesh Madan, Vaithialingam B. Balayogan, Vipul Arunkant Modi, Yaniv Pessach, Yasser Shohoud
  • Patent number: 6959294
    Abstract: An application and a context-based help system operate on a computer. The application includes a plurality of components that effectuate application functions, where each component of the application is constructed to describe a current context of the component representative of a current state of the component. At least some of the components are active at any one time. The help system includes a help engine that receives the current context from each active component, dynamically builds a current overall context of the application based on each received current context, locates help topics based on the current overall context, and filters and prioritizes the located help topics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Rand Sullivan, Justin Shane McRoberts, Victor Stone, Craig Andrew Critchley, Derek Edward Hoiem, Peter Loforte
  • Publication number: 20030016238
    Abstract: An application and a context-based help system operate on a computer. The application includes a plurality of components that effectuate application functions, where each component of the application is constructed to describe a current context of the component representative of a current state of the component. At least some of the components are active at any one time. The help system includes a help engine that receives the current context from each active component, dynamically builds a current overall context of the application based on each received current context, locates help topics based on the current overall context, and filters and prioritizes the located help topics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Inventors: Timothy Rand Sullivan, Justin Shane McRoberts, Victor Stone, Craig Andrew Critchley, Derek Edward Hoiem, Peter Loforte