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).

  • Publication number: 20080091613
    Abstract: Innovative aspects provided herein pertain to digital rights management (DRM) and/or enforcement in conjunction with remote network clouds and services. Digital rights management licenses/rights/policies can be applied to personal files to facilitate worry free remote storage and/or file sharing. These rights can be identity-centric rather than machine centric, thereby facilitating access and usage from any network device anywhere. Various mechanisms are also disclosed to deter assorted uses of content and/or encourage rights acquisition as an alterative or in addition to technologically prohibitive means. Additionally, a system and method are provided that can afford a frictionless marketplace for file distribution, wherein content is protected and freely distributed and identity-centric rights can be purchased to access the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: William H. Gates, Ira L. Snyder, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, William J. Bolosky, Christopher W. Brumme, Lili Cheng, Dane A. Glasgow, Daniel S. Glasser, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Kartik N. Raghavan
  • Publication number: 20080080396
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that facilitate dynamically allocating resources (e.g., hardware, software, . . . ) supported by a third party service provider. The 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. An interface component can receive a request from a client device. Further, a dynamic allocation component can apportion resources (e.g., hardware resources) supported by the third party service provider to process and respond to the request based at least in part upon subscription data. Moreover, a user state evaluator can determine a state associated with a user and/or the client device; the state can be utilized by the dynamic allocation component to tailor resource allocation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, William H. Gates, Gary W. Flake, William J. Bolosky, Nishant V. Dani, Daniel S. Glasser, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin
  • Publication number: 20080082857
    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: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20080082546
    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: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, 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, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, Chandramohan A. Thekkath
  • Publication number: 20080082465
    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: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, William H. Gates, Raymond E. Ozzie, 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, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, Chandramohan A. Thekkath, Melora Zaner-Godsey
  • Publication number: 20080082448
    Abstract: Innovative aspects provided herein pertain to digital rights management (DRM) and/or enforcement in conjunction with remote network clouds and services. Digital rights management licenses/rights/policies can be applied to personal files to facilitate worry free remote storage and/or file sharing. These rights can be identity-centric rather than machine centric, thereby facilitating access and usage from any network device anywhere. Various mechanisms are also disclosed to deter assorted uses of content and/or encourage rights acquisition as an alternative or in addition to technologically prohibitive means. Additionally, a system and method are provided that can afford a frictionless marketplace for file distribution, wherein content is protected and freely distributed and identity-centric rights can be purchased to access the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, William H. Gates, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, William J. Bolosky, Christopher W. Brumme, Lili Cheng, Dane A. Glasgow, Daniel S. Glasser, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Kartik N. Raghavan, Ira L. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20080082463
    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: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20080082667
    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: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, 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, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, Chandramohan A. Thekkath
  • Publication number: 20080082311
    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: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, William H. Gates, Gary W. Flake, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, Christopher W. Brumme, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Daniel S. Glasser, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, Melora Zaner-Godsey
  • Publication number: 20080080552
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that facilitate dynamically allocating resources (e.g., hardware, software, . . . ) supported by a third party service provider. The 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. An interface component can receive a request from a client device. Further, a dynamic allocation component can apportion resources (e.g., hardware resources) supported by the third party service provider to process and respond to the request based at least in part upon subscription data. Moreover, a user state evaluator can determine a state associated with a user and/or the client device; the state can be utilized by the dynamic allocation component to tailor resource allocation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: William H. Gates, Gary W. Flake, William J. Bolosky, Nishant V. Dani, Daniel S. Glasser, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer
  • Publication number: 20080082641
    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: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, William H. Gates, 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, Chandramohan A. Thekkath
  • Publication number: 20080080497
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates preserving and maintaining data and/or services associated with a network service. 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.). An interface component can receive a termination notification related to the network service. An executor component can relocate at least a portion of one of data and a service associated with the terminated network service to a disparate replacement network service in order to preserve any services and/or data related therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Gary W. Flake, Arnold N. Blinn, William J. Bolosky, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, David R. Treadwell
  • Publication number: 20080082601
    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: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20080082467
    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: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, William H. Gates, 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, Chandramohan A. Thekkath, David R. Treadwell, Melora Zaner-Godsey
  • Publication number: 20080082464
    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: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raymond E. Ozzie, William H. Gates, 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, Chandramohan A. Thekkath, Melora Zaner-Godsey
  • Publication number: 20080080526
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates preserving and maintaining data and/or services associated with a network service. 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.). An interface component can receive a termination notification related to the network service. An executor component can relocate at least a portion of one of data and a service associated with the terminated network service to a disparate replacement network service in order to preserve any services and/or data related therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander G. Gounares, Lili Cheng, Gary W. Flake, Arnold N. Blinn, William J. Bolosky, Michael Connolly, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, David R. Treadwell
  • Publication number: 20080079752
    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: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: William H. Gates, 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, Melora Zaner-Godsey
  • Publication number: 20080082600
    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: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20080082652
    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: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: William H. Gates, 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
  • Publication number: 20080082393
    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: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raymond E. Ozzie, William H. Gates, 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, Chandramohan A. Thekkath, David R. Treadwell, Melora Zaner-Godsey