Patents by Inventor George M. Moore

George M. Moore 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: 10055561
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to providing an identity risk score as part of an authentication assertion, applying operating heuristics to determine an operating application's validity and to providing identity risk scores to requesting third parties. In one scenario, an authentication server receives from a cloud service portal various user credentials from a user. The user credentials identify a user to the authentication server. The authentication server verifies the user's identity using the received credentials and generates an identity risk score based on one or more identity factors. The identity factors indicate a likelihood that the user is a valid user. The authentication server encapsulates the generated identity risk score in an authentication assertion and sends the authentication assertion that includes the generated identity risk score to the cloud service portal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: George M. Moore
  • Patent number: 9886309
    Abstract: A system, method and related data structures for discovering and describing computing resources available at various computing devices, and for exposing those resources as services that are addressable by software applications. The data describing the resources is arranged according to an identity-based schema. The computing resources may include, for example, storage capacity, bandwidth, processing power, input methods and mechanism, and rendering methods. The method and system are identity-based, whereby a user (with an identity) has access to the distributed resources commensurate with that identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: David Alles, George M. Moore
  • Publication number: 20170286653
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to providing an identity risk score as part of an authentication assertion, applying operating heuristics to determine an operating application's validity and to providing identity risk scores to requesting third parties. In one scenario, an authentication server receives from a cloud service portal various user credentials from a user. The user credentials identify a user to the authentication server. The authentication server verifies the user's identity using the received credentials and generates an identity risk score based on one or more identity factors. The identity factors indicate a likelihood that the user is a valid user. The authentication server encapsulates the generated identity risk score in an authentication assertion and sends the authentication assertion that includes the generated identity risk score to the cloud service portal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventor: George M. Moore
  • Patent number: 9639678
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to providing an identity risk score as part of an authentication assertion, applying operating heuristics to determine an operating application's validity and to providing identity risk scores to requesting third parties. In one scenario, an authentication server receives from a cloud service portal various user credentials from a user. The user credentials identify a user to the authentication server. The authentication server verifies the user's identity using the received credentials and generates an identity risk score based on one or more identity factors. The identity factors indicate a likelihood that the user is a valid user. The authentication server encapsulates the generated identity risk score in an authentication assertion and sends the authentication assertion that includes the generated identity risk score to the cloud service portal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: George M. Moore
  • Patent number: 8990562
    Abstract: An invention is described for securely deploying a provable identity for virtual machines (VMs) in a dynamic environment. In an embodiment, a fabric controller instructs a VM host to create a VM and sends that VM a secret. The fabric controller sends that same secret (or a second secret, such as the private key of a public/private key pair) to the security token service along with an instruction to make an account for the VM. The VM presents proof that it possesses the secret to the security token service and in return receives a full token. When a client connects to the deployment, it receives the public key from the security token service, which it trusts, and the full token from the VM. It validates the full token with the public key to determine that the VM has the identity that it purports to have.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ian Jirka, Kahren Tevosyan, Corey Sanders, George M. Moore, Mohit Srivastava, Mark Eugene Russinovich
  • 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: 8856333
    Abstract: Deployment and execution of a service in a multiple datacenter environment may be facilitated using datacenter execution templates. Developers, business managers, and other interested parties may select and/or modify a declarative execution template embodying multiple factors. The execution template may then be used to generate an execution plan, which is then executed by datacenters which run the service. The execution template may be optimized after deployment of the service, allowing for ongoing adjustment in response to changing business, regulatory, and operational factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin G. Zorn, Jeffrey T Cohen, Dennis B. Gannon, Emre M. Kiciman, George M. Moore, Stuart H. Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20140007179
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to providing an identity risk score as part of an authentication assertion, applying operating heuristics to determine an operating application's validity and to providing identity risk scores to requesting third parties. In one scenario, an authentication server receives from a cloud service portal various user credentials from a user. The user credentials identify a user to the authentication server. The authentication server verifies the user's identity using the received credentials and generates an identity risk score based on one or more identity factors. The identity factors indicate a likelihood that the user is a valid user. The authentication server encapsulates the generated identity risk score in an authentication assertion and sends the authentication assertion that includes the generated identity risk score to the cloud service portal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: George M. Moore
  • Patent number: 8555242
    Abstract: A Decentralized System Services (DSS) architecture defines a framework for building fault-tolerant distributed applications across decentralized and heterogeneous systems. DSS enables “complexity through composition” by defining distributed designs as compositions of limited function and observable services which may be quickly and dynamically assembled to perform higher level functions. DSS defines a standardized interaction between distributed services using sessionless, asynchronous communications with explicit failure semantics. Accounting for latency, failure and state management all become a natural part of the design process. DSS includes a runtime implementation for managing concurrent services—the Common Concurrency Runtime (CCR), a protocol for service interactions—the Web Services Application Protocol (WSAP), and a set of required service behaviors which provide for composibility, location independence, and fault tolerance—Distributed Protocol Oriented Programming (DPOP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Georgios Chrysanthakopoulos, Henrik Frystyk Nielsen, George M. Moore
  • Patent number: 8549095
    Abstract: Systems and methods for distributed, decentralized storage and retrieval of data in an extensible SOAP environment are disclosed. Such systems and methods decentralize not only the bandwidth required for data storage and retrieval, but also the computational requirements. Accordingly, such systems and methods alleviate the need for one node to do all the storage and retrieval processing, and no single node is required to send or receive all the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: George M. Moore, Istvan Cseri
  • Patent number: 8533666
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Dharma K. Shukla, Aditya G. Bhandarkar, Shelly Guo, Abhay Parasnis, Ori M. Amiga, Raymond E. Endres, George M. Moore
  • Patent number: 8266237
    Abstract: Systems and methods for distributed, decentralized storage and retrieval of data in an extensible SOAP environment are disclosed. Such systems and methods decentralize not only the bandwidth required for data storage and retrieval, but also the computational requirements. Accordingly, such systems and methods alleviate the need for one node to do all the storage and retrieval processing, and no single node is required to send or receive all the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: George M. Moore, Istvan Cseri
  • Publication number: 20120144365
    Abstract: A Decentralized System Services (DSS) architecture defines a framework for building fault-tolerant distributed applications across decentralized and heterogeneous systems. DSS enables “complexity through composition” by defining distributed designs as compositions of limited function and observable services which may be quickly and dynamically assembled to perform higher level functions. DSS defines a standardized interaction between distributed services using sessionless, asynchronous communications with explicit failure semantics. Accounting for latency, failure and state management all become a natural part of the design process. DSS includes a runtime implementation for managing concurrent services—the Common Concurrency Runtime (CCR), a protocol for service interactions—the Web Services Application Protocol (WSAP), and a set of required service behaviors which provide for composibility, location independence, and fault tolerance—Distributed Protocol Oriented Programming (DPOP).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Georgios Chrysanthakopoulos, Henrik Frystyk Nielsen, George M. Moore
  • Publication number: 20120096127
    Abstract: Systems and methods for distributed, decentralized storage and retrieval of data in an extensible SOAP environment are disclosed. Such systems and methods decentralize not only the bandwidth required for data storage and retrieval, but also the computational requirements. Accordingly, such systems and methods alleviate the need for one node to do all the storage and retrieval processing, and no single node is required to send or receive all the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: George M. Moore, Istvan Cseri
  • Publication number: 20120089833
    Abstract: An invention is described for securely deploying a provable identity for virtual machines (VMs) in a dynamic environment. In an embodiment, a fabric controller instructs a VM host to create a VM and sends that VM a secret. The fabric controller sends that same secret (or a second secret, such as the private key of a public/private key pair) to the security token service along with an instruction to make an account for the VM. The VM presents proof that it possesses the secret to the security token service and in return receives a full token. When a client connects to the deployment, it receives the public key from the security token service, which it trusts, and the full token from the VM. It validates the full token with the public key to determine that the VM has the identity that it purports to have.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Jirka, Kahren Tevosyan, Corey Sanders, George M. Moore, Mohit Srivastava, Mark Eugene Russinovich
  • Patent number: 8122427
    Abstract: A Decentralized System Services (DSS) architecture defines a framework for building fault-tolerant distributed applications across decentralized and heterogeneous systems. DSS enables “complexity through composition” by defining distributed designs as compositions of limited function and observable services which may be quickly and dynamically assembled to perform higher level functions. DSS defines a standardized interaction between distributed services using sessionless, asynchronous communications with explicit failure semantics. Accounting for latency, failure and state management all become a natural part of the design process. DSS includes a runtime implementation for managing concurrent services—the Common Concurrency Runtime (CCR), a protocol for service interactions—the Web Services Application Protocol (WSAP), and a set of required service behaviors which provide for composibility, location independence, and fault tolerance—Distributed Protocol Oriented Programming (DPOP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Georgios Chrysanthakopoulos, Henrik Frystyk Nielsen, George M. Moore
  • Publication number: 20110099095
    Abstract: Internal use of an entity's data center is processed on a sub-entity basis. A sub-entity's consumption of a data-center resource is tracked and pricing information is applied to a quantity of the data-center resource that is consumed to determine an amount to be charged to the sub-entity. An accounting application of the entity is accessed to perform a charge back from the sub-entity. The accounting application reports the amount as an internal cost transfer of the entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: GEORGE M. MOORE, AKRAM M.H. HASSAN, DIANNE DENISE O'BRIEN
  • Publication number: 20100318658
    Abstract: Deployment and execution of a service in a multiple datacenter environment may be facilitated using datacenter execution templates. Developers, business managers, and other interested parties may select and/or modify a declarative execution template embodying multiple factors. The execution template may then be used to generate an execution plan, which is then executed by datacenters which run the service. The execution template may be optimized after deployment of the service, allowing for ongoing adjustment in response to changing business, regulatory, and operational factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin G. Zorn, Jeffrey T. Cohen, Dennis B. Gannon, Emre M. Kiciman, George M. Moore, Stuart H. Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20100191998
    Abstract: Determining and apportioning the environmental impacts of a data center provides useful business intelligence for data center consumers. In one embodiment, apportioned carbon footprints are determined by identifying a data center and an application, determining the carbon footprint of a data center, and apportioning the carbon footprint on an application-specific basis. Apportioned carbon footprints are then selectively utilized as disclosed, such as, for example, to selectively adjust data center load. Other embodiments include different environmental impacts, including water consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: George M. Moore
  • 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