Patents by Inventor Dominique Fortier

Dominique Fortier 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: 11032410
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for mobile data visualization frameworks are provided herein. An exemplary method includes, determining data insight candidates for presentation on the mobile computing device that describe analysis of a target dataset, determined based at least on data analysis preferences associated with processing one or more past datasets, and where each of the data insight candidates includes at least one insight object directed to the target dataset and is described by object metadata that indicates at least a processing lineage used to produce the at least one insight object. The method includes selecting a presentation detail level for displaying the data insight candidates on the mobile computing device based at least on properties of the mobile computing device, and generating one or more insight views for presentation on the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Charles David Ellis, Dominique Fortier, Liyin Xue, Carlos Augusto Otero, Catherine William Neylan
  • Patent number: 10984333
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for developing application usage information are provided herein. An exemplary method includes identifying data sources that relate to application usage activity of one or more users, determining activity signals related to at least data analysis by the one or more users from among the application usage activity, and applying the activity signals to a knowledge graphing service that infers data analysis preferences from among the activity signals. The method also includes providing ones of the data analysis preferences for use by data insight services that establish data insight objects visualizing target datasets based at least on the ones of the data analysis preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Charles David Ellis, Dominique Fortier, Liyin Xue, Ashvini Sharma, Jakob Peter Nielsen, Carlos Augusto Otero
  • Patent number: 10620790
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for data visualization frameworks are provided herein. An exemplary method includes identifying a target dataset from which to determine data insights for presentation in an insight interface to the user application. The method includes determining data insight candidates for the target dataset based at least on usage modalities associated with processing one or more past datasets, and establishing content of the data insight candidates according to at least the target dataset and the usage modalities, where the content of each of the data insight candidates includes at least one insight object described by object metadata that indicates at least a processing lineage used to produce the at least one insight object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Charles David Ellis, Dominique Fortier, Liyin Xue, Ashvini Sharma, Jakob Peter Nielsen, Carlos Augusto Otero, Safiya Bhojawala, Catherine William Neylan
  • Patent number: 10303649
    Abstract: A storage abstraction system is described herein that exposes storage from an operating system as a uniform storage device and abstracts from applications the selection of a particular storage location and different properties of storage devices. The application provides the data to store and some information about the application's goals for storing the data, and lets the operating system route the data to the right place based on the data's characteristics. The operating system may choose to store data anywhere from L2 cache to a cloud-based storage service and anything in between, based on information about the data's persistence requirements, expected usage, access frequency, security needs, and so forth. The system lets applications and users focus on expressing their goals and needs for the data, and lets the operating system manage the hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dominique Fortier, Steven Maillet, Jered Aasheim
  • Publication number: 20180129946
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for developing application usage information are provided herein. An exemplary method includes identifying data sources that relate to application usage activity of one or more users, determining activity signals related to at least data analysis by the one or more users from among the application usage activity, and applying the activity signals to a knowledge graphing service that infers data analysis preferences from among the activity signals. The method also includes providing ones of the data analysis preferences for use by data insight services that establish data insight objects visualizing target datasets based at least on the ones of the data analysis preferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Charles David Ellis, Dominique Fortier, Liyin Xue, Ashvini Sharma, Jakob Peter Nielsen, Carlos Augusto Otero
  • Publication number: 20180129372
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for data visualization frameworks are provided herein. An exemplary method includes producing a data insight object for a target dataset, the data insight object comprising an object insight portion for presentation to a user and an object metadata portion that indicates at least a processing lineage used to produce the data insight object. The method includes providing the data insight object for presentation by an insight interface to the user application, and responsive to identifying a user action related to at least the target dataset, applying the processing lineage to produce at least one different data insight object for presentation by the insight interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Charles David Ellis, Dominique Fortier, Liyin Xue, Jakob Peter Nielsen, Carlos Augusto Otero, Safiya Bhojawala, Catherine William Neylan
  • Publication number: 20180129373
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for data visualization frameworks are provided herein. An exemplary method includes identifying a target dataset from which to determine data insights for presentation in an insight interface to the user application. The method includes determining data insight candidates for the target dataset based at least on usage modalities associated with processing one or more past datasets, and establishing content of the data insight candidates according to at least the target dataset and the usage modalities, where the content of each of the data insight candidates includes at least one insight object described by object metadata that indicates at least a processing lineage used to produce the at least one insight object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Charles David Ellis, Dominique Fortier, Liyin Xue, Ashvini Sharma, Jakob Peter Nielsen, Carlos Augusto Otero, Safiya Bhojawala, Catherine William Neylan
  • Publication number: 20180131803
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for mobile data visualization frameworks are provided herein. An exemplary method includes, determining data insight candidates for presentation on the mobile computing device that describe analysis of a target dataset, determined based at least on data analysis preferences associated with processing one or more past datasets, and where each of the data insight candidates includes at least one insight object directed to the target dataset and is described by object metadata that indicates at least a processing lineage used to produce the at least one insight object. The method includes selecting a presentation detail level for displaying the data insight candidates on the mobile computing device based at least on properties of the mobile computing device, and generating one or more insight views for presentation on the mobile computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Charles David Ellis, Dominique Fortier, Liyin Xue, Carlos Augusto Otero, Catherine William Neylan
  • Patent number: 9158919
    Abstract: An application safety system is described herein that provides a scoring system of how dangerous an application is based on behavioral inspection of the application. Upon detecting installation of an application or first execution of the application, the application safety system performs static analysis before the new application is executed by the operating system. The system allows the user to approve running the application after displaying information about what the application does. Next, the system performs dynamic analysis as the application runs and alerts the user to any potentially harmful behavior. Over time, the system determines when the application may be acting in a manner that is out of character and informs the user. The system also allows users to restrict behavior that a particular application can perform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Dominique Fortier
  • Publication number: 20150234444
    Abstract: A power context system is described herein that makes decisions related to device power usage based on factors such as location, load, available alternatives, cost of power, and cost of bandwidth. The system incorporates contextual knowledge about the situation in which a device is being used. Using the context of location, devices can make smarter decisions about deciding which processes to migrate to the cloud, load balancing between applications, and switching to power saving modes depending on how far the user is from a power source. As the cloud becomes more frequently used, load balancing by utilizing distributed data warehouses to move processes to different locations in the world depending on factors such as accessibility, locales, and cost of electricity are considerations for power management. Power management of mobile devices is becoming important as integration with the cloud yields expectations of devices being able to reliably access and persist data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Jered Aasheim, Dominique Fortier, Michael Hall, Akshay Johar, Daniel Reed
  • Publication number: 20150193434
    Abstract: A storage abstraction system is described herein that exposes storage from an operating system as a uniform storage device and abstracts from applications the selection of a particular storage location and different properties of storage devices. The application provides the data to store and some information about the application's goals for storing the data, and lets the operating system route the data to the right place based on the data's characteristics. The operating system may choose to store data anywhere from L2 cache to a cloud-based storage service and anything in between, based on information about the data's persistence requirements, expected usage, access frequency, security needs, and so forth. The system lets applications and users focus on expressing their goals and needs for the data, and lets the operating system manage the hardware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Dominique Fortier, Steven Maillet, Jered Aasheim
  • Patent number: 9043754
    Abstract: A device virtualization system is described herein that separates common computer processing tasks of an embedded device from the application-specific peripherals of the embedded device to allow at least some functions of the device to be offloaded to servers or other computing devices. The device virtualization system greatly simplifies management, configuration, and control of virtual embedded devices. Because much of the software of the device runs on the virtualization server, information technology (IT) personnel can be assigned to manage the virtualization server and to apply any updates and diagnose any problems that occur. Moreover, a single server or group of servers can be used to provide virtualization services for a wide variety of virtualized embedded devices for a wide variety of users. Thus, the system enhances the usefulness of embedded devices and allows a longer lifetime and wider variety of uses than embedded devices today.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Dominique Fortier, Poonam Sigroha
  • Patent number: 9026814
    Abstract: A power context system is described herein that makes decisions related to device power usage based on factors such as location, load, available alternatives, cost of power, and cost of bandwidth. The system incorporates contextual knowledge about the situation in which a device is being used. Using the context of location, devices can make smarter decisions about deciding which processes to migrate to the cloud, load balancing between applications, and switching to power saving modes depending on how far the user is from a power source. As the cloud becomes more frequently used, load balancing by utilizing distributed data warehouses to move processes to different locations in the world depending on factors such as accessibility, locales, and cost of electricity are considerations for power management. Power management of mobile devices is becoming important as integration with the cloud yields expectations of devices being able to reliably access and persist data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jered Aasheim, Dominique Fortier, Michael Hall, Akshay Johar, Daniel Reed
  • Patent number: 8983911
    Abstract: A storage abstraction system is described herein that exposes storage from an operating system as a uniform storage device and abstracts from applications the selection of a particular storage location and different properties of storage devices. The application provides the data to store and some information about the application's goals for storing the data, and lets the operating system route the data to the right place based on the data's characteristics. The operating system may choose to store data anywhere from L2 cache to a cloud-based storage service and anything in between, based on information about the data's persistence requirements, expected usage, access frequency, security needs, and so forth. The system lets applications and users focus on expressing their goals and needs for the data, and lets the operating system manage the hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dominique Fortier, Steven Maillet, Jered Aasheim
  • Patent number: 8909751
    Abstract: A network policy system is described herein that allows computing devices to manage and control various networking decisions based on a specific policy defined by a policy administrator that may include the device manufacturer, information technology (IT) personnel maintaining the devices, or the network provider. The policies can include many factors defined by the policy administrator under various conditions, including cost, power consumption, central processing unit (CPU) time, battery life, use of pooled minutes, and so forth. Packet routing in the device happens today primarily based on hardcoded factors such as bandwidth availability or cost, but there may be other considerations that appeal to policy administrators. The network policy system allows the policy administrator to define one or more flexible policies suited to the administrator's purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Dominique Fortier, Jeremiah C. Spradlin, Poonam Sigroha, Alistair Fulton
  • Patent number: 8813060
    Abstract: An application management system is described herein that uses context information based on what the user is currently doing and what platform the user is using to determine which applications to offer to a user and to affect behavior of applications that the user invokes. The system provides a hardware/software driven policy manager coupled with context data in an application manifest to provide for device- and situation-specific application modes. Such a model leverages device-specific dynamics to create context aware installation, cataloging, management, interaction, and uninstallation of applications, hence providing better user engagement and experience. Thus, the application management system makes it easier for users to find relevant applications, configures applications to work well on the user's present device, and makes application experiences more relevant to what the user is currently doing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ritwik Tewari, Dominique Fortier
  • Publication number: 20140201739
    Abstract: A state branching system is described herein that allows parallel execution of complex state transitions while leveraging time invested to setup a starting state. By allowing branching at the virtual machine level, the state branching system allows setup of a particular condition or state in a virtual machine, then copying and branching to parallel instances of the virtual machine to explore different possible subsequent states. Upon detecting a large state change with unknown outcome, the state branching system instructs the hypervisor to copy the executing virtual machine into one or more separate virtual machines. The system then allows divergent branching between the two or more virtual machines to explore different states from a similar starting point. Once the executions have reached the next state, the system coordinates to determine which copies will continue execution. Thus, the state branching system allows faster exploration of complex state changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Dominique Fortier, Jeremiah C. Spradlin
  • Patent number: 8677355
    Abstract: A state branching system is described herein that allows parallel execution of complex state transitions while leveraging time invested to setup a starting state. By allowing branching at the virtual machine level, the state branching system allows setup of a particular condition or state in a virtual machine, then copying and branching to parallel instances of the virtual machine to explore different possible subsequent states. Upon detecting a large state change with unknown outcome, the state branching system instructs the hypervisor to copy the executing virtual machine into one or more separate virtual machines. The system then allows divergent branching between the two or more virtual machines to explore different states from a similar starting point. Once the executions have reached the next state, the system coordinates to determine which copies will continue execution. Thus, the state branching system allows faster exploration of complex state changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremiah C. Spradlin, Dominique Fortier
  • Publication number: 20120323977
    Abstract: A storage abstraction system is described herein that exposes storage from an operating system as a uniform storage device and abstracts from applications the selection of a particular storage location and different properties of storage devices. The application provides the data to store and some information about the application's goals for storing the data, and lets the operating system route the data to the right place based on the data's characteristics. The operating system may choose to store data anywhere from L2 cache to a cloud-based storage service and anything in between, based on information about the data's persistence requirements, expected usage, access frequency, security needs, and so forth. The system lets applications and users focus on expressing their goals and needs for the data, and lets the operating system manage the hardware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Dominique Fortier, Steven Maillet, Jered Aasheim
  • Publication number: 20120324259
    Abstract: A power context system is described herein that makes decisions related to device power usage based on factors such as location, load, available alternatives, cost of power, and cost of bandwidth. The system incorporates contextual knowledge about the situation in which a device is being used. Using the context of location, devices can make smarter decisions about deciding which processes to migrate to the cloud, load balancing between applications, and switching to power saving modes depending on how far the user is from a power source. As the cloud becomes more frequently used, load balancing by utilizing distributed data warehouses to move processes to different locations in the world depending on factors such as accessibility, locales, and cost of electricity are considerations for power management. Power management of mobile devices is becoming important as integration with the cloud yields expectations of devices being able to reliably access and persist data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jered Aasheim, Dominique Fortier, Michael Hall, Akshay Johar, Daniel Reed