Patents by Inventor James R. Larus

James R. Larus 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: 8012023
    Abstract: Systems and methods that provide for a virtual reality entertainment system that supplies immersive entertainment and creates a sensation for a user similar to having guests in a remote location to be physically present as virtual guests. Such virtual reality entertainment system can supply a graphic and/or audio; wherein interconnected computers, video and audio processing devices, supply a live interaction between a user and a guest(s). Although guests are only present virtually (e.g., electronically present with other objects/user within the environment) such virtual invitation enables a user and guests to concurrently experience the entertainment together (e.g., a live sporting event, spectator game). In a related aspect, the subject innovation can implement holographic avatars, and a plurality of communication interfaces, to imitate (and/or transform) a relationship between the user and the virtual guests/surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Gates, III, Gary W. Flake, Alexander G. Gounares, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, Christopher W. Brumme, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Daniel S. Glasser, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, Jr., Melora Zaner-Godsey
  • Patent number: 7930197
    Abstract: Personal data mining mechanisms and methods are employed to identify relevant information that otherwise would likely remain undiscovered. Users supply personal data that can be analyzed in conjunction with data associated with a plurality of other users to provide useful information that can improve business operations and/or quality of life. Personal data can be mined alone or in conjunction with third party data to identify correlations amongst the data and associated users. Applications or services can interact with such data and present it to users in a myriad of manners, for instance as notifications of opportunities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond E. Ozzie, William H. Gates, III, Gary W. Flake, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, Christopher W. Brumme, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Nishant V. Dani, Dane A. Glasgow, Daniel S. Glasser, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, Jr., Chandramohan A. Thekkath, David R. Treadwell, III, Melora Zaner-Godsey
  • Patent number: 7882317
    Abstract: A first plurality of operating system processes is assigned to a first protection domain, and a second plurality of operating system processes is assigned to a second protection domain. One or more hardware protection mechanisms are used to prevent the first plurality of operating system processes from accessing the memory space of the second plurality of operating system processes, and also to prevent the second plurality of operating system processes from accessing the memory space of the first plurality of operating system processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Galen C. Hunt, Chris K. Hawblitzel, James R. Larus, Manuel A. Fahndrich, Mark Aiken
  • Patent number: 7797453
    Abstract: A computing paradigm where information can be aggregated from multiple services/programs within a ‘cloud-based’ environment is provided. Thus, the system can provide a uniform interface that can combine computational tasks across the multiple services/programs. Thus, the innovation takes advantage of the computing device being a ‘thin client’ which affords greater user comfort to a user without sacrificing data processing capabilities. Accordingly, the mechanisms are disclosed that standardize and/or normalize data across the resources within the cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Christopher W. Brumme, Lili Cheng, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Debi P. Mishra, Ira L. Snyder, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7788637
    Abstract: Described herein is an implementation of a technology for the construction, identification, and/or optimization of operating-system processes. At least one implementation, described herein, constructs an operating-system process having the contents as defined by a process manifest. Once constructed, the operating-system process is unalterable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Galen C. Hunt, James R. Larus, John D. DeTreville, Edward P Wobber, Martin Abadi, Michael B. Jones, Trishul A. Chilimbi
  • Patent number: 7716150
    Abstract: Systems and methods that analyze aggregated tagging behavior of users, and evaluate such tagging trends to identify criteria for taxonomy applications. Initially, existence of a possible trend of tagging data based on collective user behavior is determined. Subsequently, tagging trends can be examined to identify that a predetermined convergence criteria has in fact been met, and/or establish such criteria for taxonomy applications. Machine learning systems (implicitly as well as explicitly trained) can be supplied to facilitate determining the trends and the convergence criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Lili Cheng, Gary W. Flake, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Raymond E. Ozzie, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, Christopher W. Brumme, Michael Connolly, Daniel S. Glasser, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Debi P. Mishra, Melora Zaner-Godsey
  • Patent number: 7716280
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that facilitate replicating a state associated with a client, user, service, application, and the like. A third party service provider can support any number of services that can be concurrently requested by several clients without user perception of degraded computing performance as compared to conventional systems/techniques due to improved connectivity and mitigated latencies. A replication component can generate replicas of states associated with requested services. Further, the replicas can facilitate seamlessly interacting with the third party service provider (e.g., while transitioning between client devices). Additionally, by providing replicas of the state related information, differing third party service providers can effectuate services based upon a request from a client without regenerating the state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, William H. Gates, III, Raymond E. Ozzie, Gary W. Flake, Lili Cheng, Nishant V. Dani, Daniel S. Glasser, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, Jr., Chandramohan A. Thekkath
  • Patent number: 7703077
    Abstract: Described are embodiments for developing a message-passing application program. The program is constructed using stages having a plurality of asynchronous functions, or operations. The operations communicate with other operations of other message-passing programs in a distributed computing environment. The operations also communicate with other operations on other stages of the message-passing application. In order to reduce deadlock errors, a behavioral type signature is appended to the declaration of each operation of the message-passing application program. The behavioral type signature specifies behavioral properties for each operation, such as when an operation should send a message to another operation. A type checker utilizes typing rules and the behavioral type signature to extract an implementation model of each function. The type checker then compares the implementation model to the behavioral type signature to determine whether the asynchronous function conforms to the behavioral type signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jakob Rehof, James R. Larus, Sriram K. Rajamani
  • Patent number: 7694276
    Abstract: An asynchronous programming language that facilitates concurrent programming by utilizing futures, asynchronous calls, and joins on futures. For each of a client interface and a service interface of an asynchronous interface, respective models are automatically extracted. A behavioral contract is defined on the asynchronous interface. The client and service models are then passed to modular checking algorithm that checks to ensure that both the client and the service conform to the behavioral contract. The checking algorithm combines region-based type systems with model checking techniques to handle pointer aliasing in a sound manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Larus, Sriram K. Rajamani, Jakob Rehof
  • Patent number: 7694300
    Abstract: Described herein is an implementation of a technology for the construction, identification, and/or optimization of operating-system processes. At least one implementation, described herein, constructs an operating-system process having the contents as defined by a process manifest. Once constructed, the operating-system process is unalterable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Galen C. Hunt, James R. Larus, John D. DeTreville, Michael B. Jones, Trishul A. Chilimbi
  • Patent number: 7689524
    Abstract: An intelligent personalized agent monitors, regulates, and advises a user in decision-making processes for efficiency or safety concerns. The agent monitors an environment and present characteristics of a user and analyzes such information in view of stored preferences specific to one of multiple profiles of the user. Based on the analysis, the agent can suggest or automatically implement a solution to a given issue or problem. In addition, the agent can identify another potential issue that requires attention and suggests or implements action accordingly. Furthermore, the agent can communicate with other users or devices by providing and acquiring information to assist in future decisions. All aspects of environment observation, decision assistance, and external communication can be flexibly limited or allowed as desired by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond E. Ozzie, William H. Gates, III, Gary W. Flake, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, William J. Bolosky, Christopher W. Brumme, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Dane A. Glasgow, Daniel S. Glasser, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, Jr., Chandramohan A. Thekkath, Melora Zaner-Godsey
  • Patent number: 7680908
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that facilitate replicating a state associated with a client, user, service, application, and the like. A third party service provider can support any number of services that can be concurrently requested by several clients without user perception of degraded computing performance as compared to conventional systems/techniques due to improved connectivity and mitigated latencies. A replication component can generate replicas of states associated with requested services. Further, the replicas can facilitate seamlessly interacting with the third party service provider (e.g., while transitioning between client devices). Additionally, by providing replicas of the state related information, differing third party service providers can effectuate services based upon a request from a client without regenerating the state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Gates, III, Gary W. Flake, James R. Larus, Debi P. Mishra, Chandramohan A. Thekkath, Raymond E. Ozzie, Lili Cheng, Nishant V. Dani, Daniel S. Glasser, Alexander G. Gounares, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7657493
    Abstract: Personal data mining mechanisms and methods are employed to identify relevant information that otherwise would likely remain undiscovered. Users supply personal data that can be analyzed in conjunction with data associated with a plurality of other users to provide useful information that can improve business operations and/or quality of life. Personal data can be mined alone or in conjunction with third party data to identify correlations amongst the data and associated users. Applications or services can interact with such data and present it to users in a myriad of manners, for instance as notifications of opportunities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, William H. Gates, III, Raymond E. Ozzie, Gary W. Flake, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, Christopher W. Brumme, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Nishant V. Dani, Dane A. Glasgow, Daniel S. Glasser, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, Jr., Chandramohan A. Thekkath, David R. Treadwell, III, Melora Zaner-Godsey
  • Patent number: 7647522
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates re-locating a web application associated with a network service utilizing a portion of serialized data. The network service can be any collection of resources that are maintained by a party (e.g., third-party, off-site, etc.) and accessible by an identified user over a network (e.g., WAN, Internet, etc.). A receiver component can receive a request for initiating and execution of a process that is maintained by the network service. A servicing component can analyze representations of multiple processes within the network service and determines whether to enable initiation and execution of the process based at least in part upon the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Raymond E. Ozzie, Gary W. Flake, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, Christopher W. Brumme, Michael Connolly, Dane A. Glasgow, Alexander G. Gounares, Galen C. Hunt, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, David R. Treadwell, III
  • Patent number: 7600232
    Abstract: Described herein is an implementation of an inter-process communications technology. One or more implementations, described herein, facilitate creation of a bi-directional message conduit having exactly two endpoints. A first endpoint is owned by a first software process and a second endpoint is owned by a second software process. One or more implementations, described herein, maintain the bi-directional message conduit for passing multiple messages via the bi-directional message conduit from the first process to the second process, according to established rules that can be checked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Galen C. Hunt, James R. Larus, Manuel Fahndrich, Edward P. Wobber, Martin Abadi, John D. DeTreville
  • Patent number: 7451435
    Abstract: Described herein is at least one implementation employing multiple self-describing software artifacts persisted on one or more computer-storage media of a software-based computer. In this implementation, each artifact is representative of at least part of the software components (e.g., load modules, processes, applications, and operating system components) of the computing system and each artifact is described by at least one associated “manifest,” which include metadata declarative descriptions of the associated artifact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Galen C. Hunt, Thomas Roeder, James R. Larus, Manuel Fahndrich, John D. DeTreville, Steven P. Levi, Benjamin Zorn, Wolfgang Grieskamp
  • Publication number: 20080215450
    Abstract: Remote provisioning of an IT network and/or associated services is provided. Hardware, software, service and/or expertise can be moved from on-premise to a remote location (e.g., central, distributed . . . ). Accordingly, at least a large degree computation can be moved to the center to exploit economies of scale, among other things. In such an architecture, computational resources (e.g., data storage, computation power, cache . . . ) can be pooled, and entities can subscribe to a particular level of resources related to a private entity IT network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: William H. Gates, Raymond E. Ozzie, Gary W. Flake, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, Christopher W. Brumme, Lili Cheng, Nishant V. Dani, Daniel S. Glasser, Alexander G. Gounares, Galen C. Hunt, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, Chandramohan A. Thekkath
  • Patent number: 7406407
    Abstract: A virtual machine is instantiated on an M-core processor, and an N-core application is instantiated on the virtual machine such that the virtual machine emulates an N-core processor to the N-core application. Thus, the virtual machine hides difference between the N cores expected by the application and the M cores available from the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: James R. Larus
  • Publication number: 20080141266
    Abstract: A first plurality of operating system processes is assigned to a first protection domain, and a second plurality of operating system processes is assigned to a second protection domain. One or more hardware protection mechanisms are used to prevent the first plurality of operating system processes from accessing the memory space of the second plurality of operating system processes, and also to prevent the second plurality of operating system processes from accessing the memory space of the first plurality of operating system processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Galen C. Hunt, Chris K. Hawblitzel, James R. Larus, Manuel A. Fahndrich, Mark Aiken
  • Publication number: 20080120455
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which alternative use for transactional memory is provided, namely implementing atomic work items that are run asynchronously from their creation in a thread. Described are mechanisms by which threads control the work items that they have created. Atomic work items are scheduled on worker threads managed by the language's runtime system. Atomic work items can use retry to express condition synchronization, providing a general mechanism for controlling when and in what order they are executed. Work items may be grouped, with coordination managed among the grouped work items. Also described by way of example is a highly-parallel implementation of a Chaff satisfiability solver, comprising an example of an important group of applications, including theorem provers and constraint optimization systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Larus, Timothy Lawrence Harris, Virendra Jayant Marathe