Patents by Inventor James C. Bovee

James C. Bovee 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: 9552273
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for adapting an I/O pattern, with respect to a processing device using a non-volatile block storage device based on feedback from the non-volatile block storage device. The feedback may include information indicating a status of the non-volatile block storage device. In response to receiving the feedback, a storage subsystem, included in an operating system executing on processing device, may change a behavior with respect to the non-volatile block storage device in order to avoid, or reduce, a negative impact to the non-volatile block storage device or to enhance an aspect of the non-volatile block storage device. The feedback may include performance information and/or operating environmental information of the non-volatile block storage device. When the non-volatile block storage device is not capable of providing the feedback, the processing device may request information about the non-volatile block storage device from a database service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vladimir Sadovsky, Nathan Steven Obr, James C. Bovee, Robin A. Alexander
  • Patent number: 9483107
    Abstract: In embodiments of adaptive idle timeout for storage devices, a computing device includes a storage device that stores data for read and write access on a rotating media. An operating system of the computing device maintains a device cycle number as an accounting of each time the storage device is powered on-off. The computing device implements a storage device driver that is implemented to obtain the device cycle number of the storage device from the operating system, and determine a projected cycle number over a duration of operational time of the storage device based on the device cycle number. The storage device driver can then determine whether the projected cycle number exceeds a maximum of power on-off cycles within a warranty period of the storage device, and control a frequency of the storage device being powered-off if the projected cycle number exceeds the maximum of power on-off cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tristan Charles Griffith, James C. Bovee, Bruce J. Sherwin, Jr., Tobias Marius Klima, Philipp Ruilin Liu
  • Publication number: 20160124831
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for adapting an I/O pattern, with respect to a processing device using a non-volatile block storage device based on feedback from the non-volatile block storage device. The feedback may include information indicating a status of the non-volatile block storage device. In response to receiving the feedback, a storage subsystem, included in an operating system executing on processing device, may change a behavior with respect to the non-volatile block storage device in order to avoid, or reduce, a negative impact to the non-volatile block storage device or to enhance an aspect of the non-volatile block storage device. The feedback may include performance information and/or operating environmental information of the non-volatile block storage device. When the non-volatile block storage device is not capable of providing the feedback, the processing device may request information about the non-volatile block storage device from a database service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Vladimir Sadovsky, Nathan Steven Obr, James C. Bovee, Robin A. Alexander
  • Publication number: 20160103481
    Abstract: In embodiments of adaptive idle timeout for storage devices, a computing device includes a storage device that stores data for read and write access on a rotating media. An operating system of the computing device maintains a device cycle number as an accounting of each time the storage device is powered on-off. The computing device implements a storage device driver that is implemented to obtain the device cycle number of the storage device from the operating system, and determine a projected cycle number over a duration of operational time of the storage device based on the device cycle number. The storage device driver can then determine whether the projected cycle number exceeds a maximum of power on-off cycles within a warranty period of the storage device, and control a frequency of the storage device being powered-off if the projected cycle number exceeds the maximum of power on-off cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Tristan Charles Griffith, James C. Bovee, Bruce J. Sherwin, JR., Tobias Marius Klima, Philipp Ruilin Liu
  • Patent number: 9286211
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for adapting an I/O pattern, with respect to a processing device using a non-volatile block storage device based on feedback from the non-volatile block storage device. The feedback may include information indicating a status of the non-volatile block storage device. In response to receiving the feedback, a storage subsystem, included in an operating system executing on processing device, may change a behavior with respect to the non-volatile block storage device in order to avoid, or reduce, a negative impact to the non-volatile block storage device or to enhance an aspect of the non-volatile block storage device. The feedback may include performance information and/or operating environmental information of the non-volatile block storage device. When the non-volatile block storage device is not capable of providing the feedback, the processing device may request information about the non-volatile block storage device from a database service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vladimir Sadovsky, Nathan Steven Obr, James C. Bovee, Robin A. Alexander
  • Publication number: 20140359206
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for adapting an I/O pattern, with respect to a processing device using a non-volatile block storage device based on feedback from the non-volatile block storage device. The feedback may include information indicating a status of the non-volatile block storage device. In response to receiving the feedback, a storage subsystem, included in an operating system executing on processing device, may change a behavior with respect to the non-volatile block storage device in order to avoid, or reduce, a negative impact to the non-volatile block storage device or to enhance an aspect of the non-volatile block storage device. The feedback may include performance information and/or operating environmental information of the non-volatile block storage device. When the non-volatile block storage device is not capable of providing the feedback, the processing device may request information about the non-volatile block storage device from a database service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Vladimir Sadovsky, Nathan Steven Obr, James C. Bovee, Robin A. Alexander
  • Patent number: 8812770
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for adapting an I/O pattern, with respect to a processing device using a non-volatile block storage device based on feedback from the non-volatile block storage device. The feedback may include information indicating a status of the non-volatile block storage device. In response to receiving the feedback, a storage subsystem, included in an operating system executing on processing device, may change a behavior with respect to the non-volatile block storage device in order to avoid, or reduce, a negative impact to the non-volatile block storage device or to enhance an aspect of the non-volatile block storage device. The feedback may include performance information and/or operating environmental information of the non-volatile block storage device. When the non-volatile block storage device is not capable of providing the feedback, the processing device may request information about the non-volatile block storage device from a database service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Vladimir Sadovsky, Nathan Steven Obr, James C. Bovee, Robin A. Alexander
  • Patent number: 8166515
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for centralized management of access permissions to unique class identifier devices on client terminals using a group policy framework. The system includes a first aspect whereby administrative templates related to the unique class identifier devices are used to configure a user interface allowing an IT administrator or other to set access permissions for the unique class identifier devices. The system further includes a second aspect for implementing the access permissions to the unique class identifier devices on the client terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Emily N. Hill, Henry P. Gabryjelski, James C. Bovee, Narasimhan Ramasubramanian, Oren Rosenbloom, Robin A. Alexander
  • Publication number: 20110010487
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for adapting an I/O pattern, with respect to a processing device using a non-volatile block storage device based on feedback from the non-volatile block storage device. The feedback may include information indicating a status of the non-volatile block storage device. In response to receiving the feedback, a storage subsystem, included in an operating system executing on processing device, may change a behavior with respect to the non-volatile block storage device in order to avoid, or reduce, a negative impact to the non-volatile block storage device or to enhance an aspect of the non-volatile block storage device. The feedback may include performance information and/or operating environmental information of the non-volatile block storage device. When the non-volatile block storage device is not capable of providing the feedback, the processing device may request information about the non-volatile block storage device from a database service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Vladimir Sadovsky, Nathan Steven Obr, James C. Bovee, Robin A. Alexander
  • Patent number: 7590600
    Abstract: Access rights may be managed using non-volatile memory. The charge retention characteristics in devices with non-volatile memory are used to establish time-limited rights. Time duration is calculated using the floating gate in a storage cell. First, time-limited rights are determined from a license. Second, a set of computer software selects a time-sensitive storage cell, containing the floating gate, in the non-volatile memory that approximates the required time duration in the license.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: James C. Bovee, Vladimir Sadovsky
  • Publication number: 20080148339
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for centralized management of access permissions to unique class identifier devices on client terminals using a group policy framework. The system includes a first aspect whereby administrative templates related to the unique class identifier devices are used to configure a user interface allowing an IT administrator or other to set access permissions for the unique class identifier devices. The system further includes a second aspect for implementing the access permissions to the unique class identifier devices on the client terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emily N. Hill, Henry P. Gabryjelski, James C. Bovee, Narasimhan Ramasubramanian, Oren Rosenbloom, Robin A. Alexander
  • Patent number: 5510811
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for navigating through an application program on a computer coupled to a computer-controlled display screen. The user can control the cursor position on the computer-controlled display using simple controls. The invention may use a hand-held controller with a four direction control button and a function select button. The computer accepts the direction input information and moves the cursor or focus according to one of three different navigation functions. The first two navigation functions are selected by the application program, and may change from one navigation to another in different portions of the program or under user control. With the first navigation function, the direction buttons on the controller shift the focus from one hot spot to another hot spot in the selected direction using predefined criteria. With the second navigation function, the focus is shifted from a present position on the computer-controlled display to the adjacent position in the selected direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Chris E. Tobey, Yung-Ho Shih, Michael B. Robin, Wesley O. Rupel, Michael D. Edwards, Terence R. Spies, James C. Bovee, Jr., Robert B. Seidensticker, Jr., Mark R. McCulley