Patents by Inventor Dharma K. Shukla

Dharma K. Shukla 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: 7805324
    Abstract: Designing and executing a workflow having flow-based and constraint-based regions. A user selects one or more activities to be part of a constraint-based region. Each constraint-based region has a constraint associated therewith. The workflow is executed by executing the flow-based region and the constraint-based region. The flow-based region executes sequentially. The constraint is evaluated, and the constraint-based region executes responsive to the evaluated constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David G. Green, Bimal K. Mehta, Satish R. Thatte, Dharma K. Shukla, Abhay Vinayak Parasnis
  • Publication number: 20100100868
    Abstract: In scenarios involving a data set accessible through a protocol, operations sets may be formulated for performing various operations on the data set, and may be expressed as resource scripts according to a scripting language. However, such resource scripts may be difficult to design due to the complicated aspects of the interaction, such as asynchrony, network transport, the syntax of the scripting language, and the details of the protocol. A design environment may be devised to facilitate designers in generating resource scripts, e.g., through the manipulation of visual elements. The design environment may abstract the lower-level working details of the resource scripts, and may allow designers to focus on the logical designing of the operations set. The design environment may then automatically generate the resource script from the operations set in accordance with the constraints of the script language and the protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Dharma K. Shukla, Aditya G. Bhandarkar, Shelly Guo, Abhay Parasnis, Ori M. Amiga, Raymond E. Endres, George M. Moore
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7676756
    Abstract: A graphical user interface and method for creating a mapping between a source object and a destination or target object are provided. The user interface includes a source screen region which displays a graphical representation of a source object, a target screen region which displays a graphical representation of a target object, and a mapping screen region which allows a user to create a mapping between the graphical representation of the source object and the graphical representation of the target object using graphical mapping indicia. The methodology includes displaying a graphical representation of a source object in a source screen region, displaying a graphical representation of a target object in a target screen region, creating a mapping between the graphical representation of the source object and the graphical representation of the target object in a mapping screen region using graphical mapping indicia, and displaying the mapping in the mapping screen region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nagender P Vedula, Aditya G Bhandarkar, Dharma K Shukla, William R Taylor
  • Patent number: 7636894
    Abstract: A graphical user interface and method for creating a mapping between a source object and a destination or target object are provided. The user interface includes a source screen region which displays a graphical representation of a source object, a target screen region which displays a graphical representation of a target object, and a mapping screen region which allows a user to create a mapping between the graphical representation of the source object and the graphical representation of the target object using graphical mapping indicia. The methodology includes displaying a graphical representation of a source object in a source screen region, displaying a graphical representation of a target object in a target screen region, creating a mapping between the graphical representation of the source object and the graphical representation of the target object in a mapping screen region using graphical mapping indicia, and displaying the mapping in the mapping screen region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nagender P Vedula, Aditya G Bhandarkar, Dharma K Shukla, William R Taylor
  • Patent number: 7631291
    Abstract: Representing a componentized workflow model via a declarative markup language. Each step of the workflow is modeled as an activity that has metadata to describe design time aspects, compile time aspects, and runtime aspects of the workflow step. A user selects and arranges the activities to create the workflow via user interfaces or application programming interfaces. The metadata associated with each of the activities in the workflow is collected to create a persistent representation of the workflow. Users extend the workflow model by authoring custom activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Dharma K. Shukla, Mayank Mehta, Kumarswamy P. Valegerepura
  • Publication number: 20090248695
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing online and offline applications are described. Such systems and methods may in some cases provide the same programming interface, regardless of whether the application is online or offline. Such systems and methods may also or instead in some cases provide additional or other possible capabilities, including installation without elevated privileges, simplified data synchronization, sharing of applications and application data, access to data from other applications, and richer client functionality than may be provided by an application such as a web browser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raymond E. Ozzie, Jack E. Ozzie, George P. Moromisato, Raman Narayanan, Matthew S. Augustine, Dharma K. Shukla, Ori M. Amiga, Ming Liu, Arash Ghanaie-Sichanie
  • Patent number: 7565640
    Abstract: Modifying a componentized workflow model during execution of the workflow. Each step of the workflow is modeled as an activity that has metadata to describe design time aspects, compile time aspects, and runtime aspects of the workflow step. A user selects and arranges the activities to create the workflow via user interfaces or application programming interfaces. Metadata is associated with each of the activities in the workflow. During execution of the workflow, the user modifies the metadata to affect execution of the workflow without recompiling the workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Dharma K. Shukla, Mayank Mehta, Kumarswamy P. Valegerepura, Balinder S. Malhi, Robert B. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20090112870
    Abstract: Systems and methods of distributed storage are disclosed herein. A request to store data in a client computer is received. A request is sent from the client computer to a storage service to create a core object such that the core object can be created with a member entry to a member feed in the core object. The member feed can be indicative of one or more entities that are permitted to access to the core object. A message is received at the client computer with the core object. A replica of the core object on the client computer is created. The client computer can add the data as a data entry to a data feed in the core object. An updating message is sent to the storage service. The message can include a copy of the replica of the core object including the data entry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond E. Ozzie, George P. Moromisato, Anthony Dean Andrews, William D. Devlin, Akash J. Sagar, William Michael Zintel, Dharma K. Shukla, Abolade Gbadegesin
  • Patent number: 7464366
    Abstract: Building a componentized workflow model via an application programming interface. Each step of the workflow is modeled as an activity that has metadata to describe design time aspects, compile time aspects, and runtime aspects of the workflow step. A user selects and arranges the activities to create the workflow via the application programming interfaces. The metadata associated with each of the activities in the workflow is collected to create a persistent representation of the workflow. Users extend the workflow model by authoring custom activities. Users also compile the workflow via the application programming interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Dharma K. Shukla, Mayank Mehta, Aditya G. Bhandarkar, Abhay Vinayak Parasnis, Akash J. Sagar, Kumarswamy P. Valegerepura, Robert B. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7451432
    Abstract: Building a componentized workflow model. Each step of the workflow is modeled as an activity that has metadata to describe design time aspects, compile time aspects, and runtime aspects of the workflow step. A user selects and arranges the activities to create the workflow via user interfaces or application programming interfaces. The metadata associated with each of the activities in the workflow is collected to create a persistent representation of the workflow. Users extend the workflow model by authoring custom activities. The workflow may be compiled and executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Dharma K. Shukla, Mayank Mehta, Aditya G. Bhandarkar, Abhay Vinayak Parasnis, Akash J. Sagar, Kumarswamy P. Valegerepura, Robert B. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7363628
    Abstract: Providing data bound workflow activities to model messaging between a workflow instance and a workflow host. The workflow author associates a data source with each data bound activity in a workflow without specifying details of the underlying messaging technology. The data bound activity in the workflow instance communicates with a data source service in the workflow host to exchange data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Dharma K. Shukla, Mayank Mehta, Kumarswamy P. Valegerepura, Akash J. Sagar, Israel Hilerio, Dennis Pilarinos
  • Patent number: 7159185
    Abstract: Methods and tools are provided for graphically creating a mapping between a source object and a target object. The invention includes function objects or functoids, which may be graphically linked between a source object and a target object in a graphical user interface of a mapping tool. The function objects include a script component adapted to perform a function, a graphical component allowing a user to use the function object in creating a mapping in a mapping tool graphical user interface, and an interface component providing access to the script and graphical components. The invention further comprises methodologies and tools for creating such a mapping using one or more of the function objects, as well as a method and tool for creating function objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nagender P. Vedula, Dharma K. Shukla, Aditya G. Bhandarkar
  • Patent number: 6823495
    Abstract: A graphical user interface and method for creating a mapping between a source object and a destination or target object are provided. The user interface includes a source screen region which displays a graphical representation of a source object, a target screen region which displays a graphical representation of a target object, and a mapping screen region which allows a user to create a mapping between the graphical representation of the source object and the graphical representation of the target object using graphical mapping indicia. The methodology includes displaying a graphical representation of a source object in a source screen region, displaying a graphical representation of a target object in a target screen region, creating a mapping between the graphical representation of the source object and the graphical representation of the target object in a mapping screen region using graphical mapping indicia, and displaying the mapping in the mapping screen region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nagender P. Vedula, Aditya G. Bhandarkar, Dharma K. Shukla, William R. Taylor