Patents by Inventor David R. Reed

David R. Reed 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: 20190146803
    Abstract: Initializing a computing system using dormant pages includes marking a set of guest physical addresses as dormant. It further includes, for each node in a plurality of physical nodes, designating a set of real physical addresses for zeroing. An operating system is executing collectively across the physical nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: David P. Reed, Isaac R. Nassi, Pete Jarvis
  • Publication number: 20190149399
    Abstract: Dynamic adaptive reconfiguration of a computing system includes receiving a request to remove a first node in a plurality of physical nodes. An operating system is executing collectively across the plurality of physical nodes, and an application is running on the operating system. It further includes in response to the request, and while the application is running, evacuating virtualized resources associated with the first node to one or more other nodes in the plurality of physical nodes. It further includes subsequent to the evacuation of the virtualized resources, removing the first node from the plurality of physical nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: David P. Reed, Isaac R. Nassi, Gary Smerdon
  • Patent number: 9967258
    Abstract: A deployable computing environment may facilitate interaction and data sharing between users and devices. Users, devices, and relationships between the users and devices may be represented within the deployable computing environment. A relationship between a user and a device may specify that the device is owned by the user and that the device is authorized to perform operations within the deployable computing environment on behalf of the user. Secure authentication of devices and users for interaction within the deployable computing environment is achieved by authenticating tickets corresponding to the user, the device, and the relationship. A device identification ticket and a user identification ticket are used to authenticate the device and user for interaction within the deployable computing environment. A device claim ticket allows the device to perform delegated operations (e.g., data synchronization, peer connectivity, etc.) on behalf of the user without the user's credentials (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Abolade Gbadegesin, Dharma K. Shukla, Thomas A. Galvin, David R. Reed, Nikolay Smolyanskiy, Eric Fleischman, Roman Batoukov
  • Patent number: 9930039
    Abstract: A deployable computing environment may facilitate interaction and data sharing between users and devices. Users, devices, and relationships between the users and devices may be represented within the deployable computing environment. A relationship between a user and a device may specify that the device is owned by the user and that the device is authorized to perform operations within the deployable computing environment on behalf of the user. Secure authentication of devices and users for interaction within the deployable computing environment is achieved by authenticating tickets corresponding to the user, the device, and the relationship. A device identification ticket and a user identification ticket are used to authenticate the device and user for interaction within the deployable computing environment. A device claim ticket allows the device to perform delegated operations (e.g., data synchronization, peer connectivity, etc.) on behalf of the user without the user's credentials (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Abolade Gbadegesin, Dharma K. Shukla, Thomas A. Galvin, David R. Reed, Nikolay Smolyanskiy, Eric Fleischman, Roman Batoukov
  • Publication number: 20160373451
    Abstract: A deployable computing environment may facilitate interaction and data sharing between users and devices. Users, devices, and relationships between the users and devices may be represented within the deployable computing environment. A relationship between a user and a device may specify that the device is owned by the user and that the device is authorized to perform operations within the deployable computing environment on behalf of the user. Secure authentication of devices and users for interaction within the deployable computing environment is achieved by authenticating tickets corresponding to the user, the device, and the relationship. A device identification ticket and a user identification ticket are used to authenticate the device and user for interaction within the deployable computing environment. A device claim ticket allows the device to perform delegated operations (e.g., data synchronization, peer connectivity, etc.) on behalf of the user without the user's credentials (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Abolade Gbadegesin, Dharma K. Shukla, Thomas A. Galvin, David R. Reed, Nikolay Smolyanskiy, Eric Fleischman, Roman Batoukov
  • Patent number: 9461985
    Abstract: A deployable computing environment may facilitate interaction and data sharing between users and devices. Users, devices, and relationships between the users and devices may be represented within the deployable computing environment. A relationship between a user and a device may specify that the device is owned by the user and that the device is authorized to perform operations within the deployable computing environment on behalf of the user. Secure authentication of devices and users for interaction within the deployable computing environment is achieved by authenticating tickets corresponding to the user, the device, and the relationship. A device identification ticket and a user identification ticket are used to authenticate the device and user for interaction within the deployable computing environment. A device claim ticket allows the device to perform delegated operations (e.g., data synchronization, peer connectivity, etc.) on behalf of the user without the user's credentials (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Abolade Gbadegesin, Dharma K. Shukla, Thomas A. Galvin, David R. Reed, Nikolay Smolyanskiy, Eric Fleischman, Roman Batoukov
  • Publication number: 20160226875
    Abstract: A deployable computing environment may facilitate interaction and data sharing between users and devices. Users, devices, and relationships between the users and devices may be represented within the deployable computing environment. A relationship between a user and a device may specify that the device is owned by the user and that the device is authorized to perform operations within the deployable computing environment on behalf of the user. Secure authentication of devices and users for interaction within the deployable computing environment is achieved by authenticating tickets corresponding to the user, the device, and the relationship. A device identification ticket and a user identification ticket are used to authenticate the device and user for interaction within the deployable computing environment. A device claim ticket allows the device to perform delegated operations (e.g., data synchronization, peer connectivity, etc.) on behalf of the user without the user's credentials (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Abolade Gbadegesin, Dharma K. Shukla, Thomas A. Galvin, David R. Reed, Nikolay Smolyanskiy, Eric Fleischman, Roman Batoukov
  • Publication number: 20150057078
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods and systems for game development based on an integrated game development cloud computing platform are provided. Development components that facilitate game development using an integrated game-cloud component are initiated. An input is received to perform a game development task. The game development task is associated with one or more games. The game development task is executed using the integrated game-cloud component. The integrated game-cloud component comprises a game-development-platform development component and a cloud-computing-platform development component combined into an integrated development component supported on the integrated game development cloud computing platform. The game development task can be associated with a first game-platform and a second game-platform of a selected game. The game-platform functions with a cross-platform support component having an integrated core module and an integrated game-platform module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: GEORGE M. MOORE, JOHN PETER BRUNO, JR., DONALD MCNAMARA, ASHOK CHANDRASEKARAN, DAVID R. REED, CHAD CURTIS GIBSON
  • Patent number: 8839390
    Abstract: Grouping personal accounts to tailor a web service may be accomplished by grouping information from two or more personal accounts. In some embodiments, a personal account may include a set of persons. By grouping personal accounts, a service provider may tailor a web service to multiple people based on information about those people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua C. Zana, David R. Reed, Matthew J. Pope, Shyam S. Habarakada, Boyd Cannon Multerer, Nir Nice, Todd R. Manion, Melissa W. Dunn
  • Publication number: 20130203509
    Abstract: Virtual location information is received at one or more devices as part of a virtual location check-in request for a user. The virtual location information identifies a virtual location of the user in a virtual environment. A notification of the virtual location of the user in the virtual environment is sent from the one or more devices to one or more additional users external to the virtual environment. One or more gameplay features can also be made available to the user based on the virtual location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: David R. Reed, John P. Bruno
  • Patent number: 8418222
    Abstract: A representational state transfer-based model for a computing environment uses models resources with links between them. Security principals are resources which can be independently authenticated. Each resource may be associated with an authorization policy that determines level of access, protocol supported. Successfully presenting security credentials at a security principal allows use of an instance of the security principal (i.e. application) as well as generation of an authentication token that can be presented across the computing environment to resources subscribing to the same authorization policy. As security principals with different security policies are authenticated, the appropriate tokens may be combined to allow broader access without undue re-authentication for resources subscribing to the same security policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Abolade Gbadegesin, Roman Batoukov, David R. Reed
  • Patent number: 8412930
    Abstract: A deployable computing environment may facilitate interaction and data sharing between users and devices. Users, devices, and relationships between the users and devices may be represented within the deployable computing environment. A relationship between a user and a device may specify that the device is owned by the user and that the device is authorized to perform operations within the deployable computing environment on behalf of the user. Secure authentication of devices and users for interaction within the deployable computing environment is achieved by authenticating tickets corresponding to the user, the device, and the relationship. A device identification ticket and a user identification ticket are used to authenticate the device and user for interaction within the deployable computing environment. A device claim ticket allows the device to perform delegated operations (e.g., data synchronization, peer connectivity, etc.) on behalf of the user without the user's credentials (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Abolade Gbadegesin, Dharma K. Shukla, Thomas A. Galvin, David R. Reed, Nikolay Smolyanskiy, Eric Fleischman, Roman Batoukov
  • Publication number: 20120233676
    Abstract: This document describes grouping personal accounts to tailor a web service. By grouping personal accounts, a service provider may tailor a web service to multiple people based on information about those people.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua C. Zana, David R. Reed, Matthew J. Pope, Shyam S. Habarakada, Boyd Cannon Multerer, Nir Nice, Todd R. Manion, Melissa W. Dunn
  • Patent number: 8196175
    Abstract: A ticketing system adapted for use with a cloud-based services platform is provided by a ticket-based authorization model in which the authorization requirements for traversing one or more meshes of resources associated with a cloud service are annotated in links included in a resource that refer to other resources. The meshes are thus self-describing with respect to the association among the resources (i.e., the links) as well as the authorization required to access resources. Resource access requires a principal ticket which asserts that a caller at a client (e.g., a security principal representing a device or identity associated with a user) is authenticated, plus zero or more claim tickets. The claim tickets make additional assertions about the caller that the cloud service may use to check that the caller is authorized to access the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Reed, Eric S. Fleischman, Abolade Gbadegesin, Dharma Shukla, Nikolay Smolyanskiy, Thomas A. Galvin
  • Patent number: 8180663
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for assisting in the scheduling of a meeting. A user who desires to schedule a meeting simply inputs the relevant meeting parameters. In response, the computer evaluates a number of possible meeting times by comparing the input constraints against a predetermined set of suitability criteria. Based on this evaluation, the system identifies suggested meeting time(s), and also may identify rooms suitable for each meeting time. The system also calculates an estimated desirability for each suggested meeting time based on its compliance with the suitability criteria. The suggested meeting time(s) and a visual indicator of desirability for each time are then displayed. In addition, the raw free-busy data for each attendee may still be displayed. When the user selects a suggested meeting time, an electronic meeting request is automatically populated with the meeting time and a suitable place associated with the suggested meeting time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Paul D. Tischhauser, David R. Reed, Jason C. Mayans, Michael A. Faoro, Brendan C. Fields
  • Publication number: 20100093310
    Abstract: A deployable computing environment may facilitate interaction and data sharing between users and devices. Users, devices, and relationships between the users and devices may be represented within the deployable computing environment. A relationship between a user and a device may specify that the device is owned by the user and that the device is authorized to perform operations within the deployable computing environment on behalf of the user. Secure authentication of devices and users for interaction within the deployable computing environment is achieved by authenticating tickets corresponding to the user, the device, and the relationship. A device identification ticket and a user identification ticket are used to authenticate the device and user for interaction within the deployable computing environment. A device claim ticket allows the device to perform delegated operations (e.g., data synchronization, peer connectivity, etc.) on behalf of the user without the user's credentials (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Abolade Gbadegesin, Dharma K. Shukla, Thomas A. Galvin, David R. Reed, Nikolay Smolyanskiy, Eric Fleischman, Roman Batoukov
  • Publication number: 20090228967
    Abstract: A representational state transfer-based model for a computing environment uses models resources with links between them. Security principals are resources which can be independently authenticated. Each resource may be associated with an authorization policy that determines level of access, protocol supported. Successfully presenting security credentials at a security principal allows use of an instance of the security principal (i.e. application) as well as generation of an authentication token that can be presented across the computing environment to resources subscribing to the same authorization policy. As security principals with different security policies are authenticated, the appropriate tokens may be combined to allow broader access without undue re-authentication for resources subscribing to the same security policy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Abolade Gbadegesin, Roman Batoukov, David R. Reed
  • Publication number: 20090228950
    Abstract: A ticketing system adapted for use with a cloud-based services platform is provided by a ticket-based authorization model in which the authorization requirements for traversing one or more meshes of resources associated with a cloud service are annotated in links included in a resource that refer to other resources. The meshes are thus self-describing with respect to the association among the resources (i.e., the links) as well as the authorization required to access resources. Resource access requires a principal ticket which asserts that a caller at a client (e.g., a security principal representing a device or identity associated with a user) is authenticated, plus zero or more claim tickets. The claim tickets make additional assertions about the caller that the cloud service may use to check that the caller is authorized to access the resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: David R. Reed, Eric S. Fleischman, Abolade Gbadegesin, Dharma Shukla, Nikolay Smolyanskiy, Thomas A. Galvin
  • Patent number: 7516480
    Abstract: The present invention allows for remotely and securely configuring settings for targeted devices within a network with multiple security-trust boundaries. Configuration information is encoded in messages that are digitally signed to ensure the integrity of the configuration information and sent in accordance with a standard messaging transport protocol. By utilizing an already existing port of the standard messaging transport protocol, e.g., SMTP, the number of open ports for configuration purposes is minimized. Further, example embodiments take advantage of hidden fields, i.e., machine readable fields that contain metadata that by default are not presented at a client user interface, for encoding the configuration or command/control information within the messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm E. Pearson, Leon R. Warman, Robert G. Atkinson, David R. Reed, Steven D. White, Bradford R. Clark
  • Patent number: 7509678
    Abstract: The present invention allows for remotely and securely configuring settings for targeted devices within a network with multiple security-trust boundaries. Configuration information is encoded in messages that are digitally signed to ensure the integrity of the configuration information and sent in accordance with a standard messaging transport protocol. By utilizing an already existing port of the standard messaging transport protocol, e.g., SMTP, the number of open ports for configuration purposes is minimized. Further, example embodiments take advantage of hidden fields, i.e., machine readable fields that contain metadata that by default are not presented at a client user interface, for encoding the configuration or command/control information within the messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm E. Pearson, Leon R. Warman, Robert G. Atkinson, David R. Reed, Steven D. White, Bradford R. Clark