Patents by Inventor Jan Heiler

Jan Heiler 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: 10506043
    Abstract: A client database manager can cause a memory of a client device on a client side of a network to store a first component, a second component, and a relationship value representing a dependent relationship between the first component and the second component. A client processing module can cause a processor to receive, after the storing, a request to process the first component at the client device. The client database manager can send to the server side of the network a request for an update of at least one of the first component or the second component. The client processing module can cause the processor to process at the client device, before receiving a response to the request for the update from the server side of the network, at least a portion of the first component and at least a portion of the second component based on the relationship value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Hilmar Demant, Sebastian Droll, Joachim Fitzer, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Juergen Sattler, Frank Schertel, Markus Viol, Thorsten Weber
  • Publication number: 20170054808
    Abstract: A client database manager can cause a memory of a client device on a client side of a network to store a first component, a second component, and a relationship value representing a dependent relationship between the first component and the second component. A client processing module can cause a processor to receive, after the storing, a request to process the first component at the client device. The client database manager can send to the server side of the network a request for an update of at least one of the first component or the second component. The client processing module can cause the processor to process at the client device, before receiving a response to the request for the update from the server side of the network, at least a portion of the first component and at least a portion of the second component based on the relationship value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Hilmar Demant, Sebastian Droll, Joachim Fitzer, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Juergen Sattler, Frank Schertel, Markus Viol, Thorsten Weber
  • Patent number: 9491238
    Abstract: A client database manager can cause a memory of a client device on a client side of a network to store a first component, a second component, and a relationship value representing a dependent relationship between the first component and the second component. A client processing module can cause a processor to receive, after the storing, a request to process the first component at the client device. The client database manager can send to the server side of the network a request for an update of at least one of the first component or the second component. The client processing module can cause the processor to process at the client device, before receiving a response to the request for the update from the server side of the network, at least a portion of the first component and at least a portion of the second component based on the relationship value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Hilmar Demant, Sebastian Droll, Joachim Fitzer, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Juergen Sattler, Frank Schertel, Markus Viol, Thorsten Weber
  • Patent number: 8930441
    Abstract: A computer system includes a UI designer client that runs on a client device and is configured to enable creation of UI models. A client engine runs on a client device and is configured to initiate requests for the UI models, receive the UI models in response to the requests and interpret and render the UI models at runtime. A UI runtime server client is located on a server and is configured to interface with the client engine to receive and process the requests for the UI models from the client engine. A repository is located on the server and is configured to interface with the UI designer client and store the UI models as created using the UI designer client and interface with the UI runtime server client to deliver requested UI models to the UI runtime server client for interpretation and rendering by the client engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Hilmar Demant, Frank Schertel, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Sebastian Droll, Thorsten Weber, Markus Viol, Alexander Rauh, Joachim Fitzer, Juergen Sattler
  • Patent number: 8881056
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for displaying objects in client GUI. A lead selection and scoping information is used to determine whether the object is viewable, and the object is rendered only if it is at least partially viewable. The lead selection and scoping information is used to determine whether data is needed to render the object, and data is received from a corresponding object on a server only if it is needed to render the object. Determining whether the object is viewable in the GUI can be based on declaratively marked entities within the object's view and on view calculation rules. Determining whether data is needed to render the object can be based on declaratively marked entities within the object's data model such as flags indicating whether the data field is valid or whether the binding of the data field to a data source is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Hilmar Demant, Sebastian Droll, Joachim Fitzer, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Juergen Sattler, Frank Schertel, Markus Viol, Thorsten Weber
  • Patent number: 8694544
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems and methods for a layering concept for a repository of a user interface framework for Web applications are described herein. The content of a repository provided by different parties (e.g., vendor, partner, customer, user, etc.) is separated. The separation is achieved by assigning solutions to the parties that store content in the repository. Simplified access to the repository is achieved by layering the solutions in a stack and implementing a layer strategy for the layers and their order of access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Hilmar Demant, Sebastian Droll, Joachim Fitzer, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Juergen Sattler, Frank Schertel, Markus Viol, Thorsten Weber
  • Patent number: 8589883
    Abstract: A host software application implementing business processes and providing a graphical display associated with a user interface (UI) for a user in a client program executing on a client frontend device that is separate from a backend device storing metadata associated with the UI may be initiated. An automation graphical symbol may provide the user with an option to initiate a test on events of the host software application, during execution of the host software application. A request from the user may be received, to initiate a test on events of the host software application. Information may be received from the user indicating one or more selected specific events for performing the test. The test may be initiated on the selected specific events, based on a state of execution of the host software application at an initial time of the user indicating the selected specific events for performing the test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Hilmar Demant, Sebastian Droll, Joachim Fitzer, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Rolf Krane, Juergen Sattler, Frank Schertel, Markus Viol, Thorsten Weber
  • Patent number: 8555249
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems and methods for lifecycle stable user interface adaptations are described herein. All adaptations done by partners/key users/end users to a user interface of a computer software application are preserved during the lifecycle of the application. In one aspect, the adaptations are persisted as additional metadata used for the generation of the user interface. In another aspect, the lifecycle stability is achieved by attaching the adaptations to semantically coherent set of fields placed in the UI that reappear in future releases of the computer software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Hilmar Demant, Sebastian Droll, Joachim Fitzer, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Juergen Sattler, Frank Schertel, Juergen Specht, Markus Viol, Thorsten Weber
  • Patent number: 8544027
    Abstract: A component object binds business driven services to a graphical user interface (GUI). The object includes a data model, view model and controller. The view model graphically presents, and the controller manipulates data used by the object. The controller includes an event handler that respond to events generated within the GUI and binds data used by the object to a data source which can be another component object or a remotely located source. The event handler can call a local script to calculate the value of a data element within the object. The component object can be instantiated on a client, and can be configured to communicate with a corresponding component object on a server. The client and server component objects can exchange only that data that needs to be exchanged to maintain the current state of a user interface in the client computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Hilmar Demant, Sebastian Droll, Joachim Fitzer, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Juergen Sattler, Frank Schertel, Markus Viol, Thorsten Weber
  • Patent number: 8516364
    Abstract: Displaying a plurality of objects on a grid. Metadata indicates an object's display column and span. A lowest position is determined from objects displayed in the same column span. The object is displayed in the column span at the lowest position. A lowest position is determined after the last object is displayed. The grid is resized to minimize whitespace beyond the lowest position to border whitespace. Display overlay of first and second graphical objects. When the first object is directly manipulated in a GUI, the second object is automatically manipulated the same way. When the first object is scrolled in a first direction by a first amount, the second object is automatically displaced opposite the first direction by the first amount. When the first object is resized in a first dimension by a first amount, the second object can be automatically resized by the first amount in the first dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Hilmar Demant, Sebastian Droll, Joachim Fitzer, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Juergen Sattler, Frank Schertel, Markus Viol, Thorsten Weber
  • Patent number: 8510373
    Abstract: Methods for synchronizing data in client-server architectures are described. A client stores data in first and second fields. The value stored in the second field depends on the value stored in the first. When the client writes a new value to the first field, it disables writing to the second field. The client sends a refresh request and receives a refresh response from a server. The refresh request and response contain differences in data stored in the client and server fields. If the refresh response includes a new value for the second field, the client writes the value to the second field. A round trip pending flag associated with the first field is set. A data invalid flag associated with the second field is set. New data can be written to a third field when the value of the third field does not depend on the value of the first field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Hilmar Demant, Sebastian Droll, Joachim Fitzer, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Juergen Sattler, Frank Schertel, Markus Viol, Thorsten Weber
  • Publication number: 20120166983
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems and methods for integrated metadata and nested authorizations in a user interface framework are described herein. User interface components metadata and authorization metadata are stored in one integrated entity. The primary user interface application components have authorization metadata and are checked at runtime for accessibility to the user interface application for a given user. The user interface framework ensures the security of the embedded user interface components via nested authorizations using metadata relations. The metadata relations are used for runtime authorization and policy generation. Generic user interface components are aggregated at runtime.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Hilmar Demant, Sebastian Droll, Joachim Fitzer, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Juergen Sattler, Frank Schertel, Markus Viol, Thorsten Weber, Alexander Rauh
  • Publication number: 20120166977
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems and methods for user programming access to data model in user interface design are described herein. User interface modeling is merged with a scripting language for additional functionalities. In one aspect, scripting enhances the dynamic access to the whole user interface model. In another aspect, additional controller and navigation logic is exposed by means of script inputs. A user can model, bind and run advanced logic through runtime declaration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: HILMAR DEMANT, Sebastian Droll, Joachim Fitzer, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Juergen Sattler, Frank Schertel, Markus Viol, Thorsten Weber
  • Publication number: 20120166461
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems and methods for a layering concept for a repository of a user interface framework for Web applications are described herein. The content of a repository provided by different parties (e.g., vendor, partner, customer, user, etc.) is separated. The separation is achieved by assigning solutions to the parties that store content in the repository. Simplified access to the repository is achieved by layering the solutions in a stack and implementing a layer strategy for the layers and their order of access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Hilmar Demant, Sebastian Droll, Joachim Fitzer, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Juergen Sattler, Frank Schertel, Markus Viol, Thorsten Weber
  • Publication number: 20120151439
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems and methods for lifecycle stable user interface adaptations are described herein. All adaptations done by partners/key users/end users to a user interface of a computer software application are preserved during the lifecycle of the application. In one aspect, the adaptations are persisted as additional metadata used for the generation of the user interface. In another aspect, the lifecycle stability is achieved by attaching the adaptations to semantically coherent set of fields placed in the UI that reappear in future releases of the computer software application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: HILMAR DEMANT, Sebastian Droll, Joachim Fitzer, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Juergen Sattler, Frank Schertel, Juergen Specht, Markus Viol, Thorsten Weber
  • Publication number: 20120102414
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems and methods for improved user interface framework for Web applications are described herein. The UI framework is based on the MVC architectural pattern. An additional controller, a server controller, is included in the server part of the user interface framework runtime. A client controller is running at the client side of the user interface framework runtime. The client controller and the server controller form one logical synchronized controller. The server controller ensures that all needed controller calculations, which would lead to additional roundtrips between the client side and the server side, can be done on the server side. Thus, exact one roundtrip between client side and backend for every user interaction and transporting only the bare minimum of data needed to render the current UI state is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Hilmar Demant, Sebastian Droll, Joachim Fitzer, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Juergen Sattler, Frank Schertel, Markus Viol, Thorsten Weber
  • Publication number: 20120102406
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems and methods for a composition model for components of a user interface framework for Web applications are described. The methods include a loosely coupled method and a tightly coupled method for composing components in a UI framework. The loosely coupled method includes triggering a navigation pipe from an out-port of a first component to an in-port of a second component and defining a context mapping between a first set of parameters of the out-port of the first component and a second set of parameters of the in-port of the second component. The tightly coupled method includes exposing a binding reference from the first component to the second component and specifying a first data model entity from the first component to be bound to a second data model entity of the second component via a binding contract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Hilmar Demant, Sebastian Droll, Joachim Fitzer, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Juergen Sattler, Frank Schertel, Markus Viol, Thorsten Weber
  • Publication number: 20120054677
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for displaying objects in client GUI. A lead selection and scoping information is used to determine whether the object is viewable, and the object is rendered only if it is at least partially viewable. The lead selection and scoping information is used to determine whether data is needed to render the object, and data is received from a corresponding object on a server only if it is needed to render the object. Determining whether the object is viewable in the GUI can be based on declaratively marked entities within the object's view and on view calculation rules. Determining whether data is needed to render the object can be based on declaratively marked entities within the object's data model such as flags indicating whether the data field is valid or whether the binding of the data field to a data source is valid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Hilmar Demant, Sebastian Droll, Joachim Fitzer, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Juergen Sattler, Frank Schertel, Markus Viol, Thorsten Weber
  • Publication number: 20120054603
    Abstract: Displaying a plurality of objects on a grid. Metadata indicates an object's display column and span. A lowest position is determined from objects displayed in the same column span. The object is displayed in the column span at the lowest position. A lowest position is determined after the last object is displayed. The grid is resized to minimize whitespace beyond the lowest position to border whitespace. Display overlay of first and second graphical objects. When the first object is directly manipulated in a GUI, the second object is automatically manipulated the same way. When the first object is scrolled in a first direction by a first amount, the second object is automatically displaced opposite the first direction by the first amount. When the first object is resized in a first dimension by a first amount, the second object can be automatically resized by the first amount in the first dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Hilmar Demant, Sebastian Droll, Joachim Fitzer, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Juergen Sattler, Frank Schertel, Markus Viol, Thorsten Weber
  • Publication number: 20120054262
    Abstract: A computer system includes a UI designer client that runs on a client device and is configured to enable creation of UI models. A client engine runs on a client device and is configured to initiate requests for the UI models, receive the UI models in response to the requests and interpret and render the UI models at runtime. A UI runtime server client is located on a server and is configured to interface with the client engine to receive and process the requests for the UI models from the client engine. A repository is located on the server and is configured to interface with the UI designer client and store the UI models as created using the UI designer client and interface with the UI runtime server client to deliver requested UI models to the UI runtime server client for interpretation and rendering by the client engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Hilmar Demant, Frank Schertel, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Sebastian Droll, Thorsten Weber, Markus Viol, Alexander Rauh, Joachim Fitzer, Juergen Sattler