Patents by Inventor Jean-Emile Elien

Jean-Emile Elien 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: 9813403
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for securing communications with enhanced media platforms, are provided. In particular, an enhanced media platform is authenticated using a trusted location. The authenticated enhanced media platform establishes a bidirectional trust with an enhanced remote location, the enhanced media platform being stored in the enhanced remote location. Upon authentication and establishing the bidirectional trust, the enhanced media platform may securely communicate media content in a media content distribution service infrastructure while supporting custom functionality. The method for securing communications with enhanced media platforms includes communicating authentication credentials to an internal security component at the trusted location. The method further includes receiving validation credentials from the internal security component. The method also includes authenticating the enhanced remote location based on at least a portion of the validation credentials received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Emile Elien, Daniel Collins Balma, Rocco Crea, III, Michael Brendan Frei, Paul Stephen Hellyar, Victor Tan, Kye Hyun Kim, Travis J. Muhlestein, Robert S. Unoki, Kenneth Michael Bayer, Wes Wahlin
  • Publication number: 20160330188
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for securing communications with enhanced media platforms, are provided. In particular, an enhanced media platform is authenticated using a trusted location. The authenticated enhanced media platform establishes a bidirectional trust with an enhanced remote location, the enhanced media platform being stored in the enhanced remote location. Upon authentication and establishing the bidirectional trust, the enhanced media platform may securely communicate media content in a media content distribution service infrastructure while supporting custom functionality. The method for securing communications with enhanced media platforms includes communicating authentication credentials to an internal security component at the trusted location. The method further includes receiving validation credentials from the internal security component. The method also includes authenticating the enhanced remote location based on at least a portion of the validation credentials received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Jean-Emile Elien, Daniel Collins Balma, Rocco Crea, III, Michael Brendan Frei, Paul Stephen Hellyar, Victor Tan, Kye Hyun Kim, Travis J. Muhlestein, Robert S. Unoki, Kenneth Michael Bayer, Wes Wahlin
  • Patent number: 9413738
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for securing communications with enhanced media platforms, are provided. In particular, an enhanced media platform is authenticated using a trusted location. The authenticated enhanced media platform establishes a bidirectional trust with an enhanced remote location, the enhanced media platform being stored in the enhanced remote location. Upon authentication and establishing the bidirectional trust, the enhanced media platform may securely communicate media content in a media content distribution service infrastructure while supporting custom functionality. The method for securing communications with enhanced media platforms includes communicating authentication credentials to an internal security component at the trusted location. The method further includes receiving validation credentials from the internal security component. The method also includes authenticating the enhanced remote location based on at least a portion of the validation credentials received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Emile Elien, Daniel Collins Balma, Rocco Crea, III, Michael Brendan Frei, Paul Stephen Hellyar, Victor Tan, Kye Hyun Kim, Travis J. Muhlestein, Robert S. Unoki, Kenneth Michael Bayer, Wes Wahlin
  • Publication number: 20150372998
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for securing communications with enhanced media platforms, are provided. In particular, an enhanced media platform is authenticated using a trusted location. The authenticated enhanced media platform establishes a bidirectional trust with an enhanced remote location, the enhanced media platform being stored in the enhanced remote location. Upon authentication and establishing the bidirectional trust, the enhanced media platform may securely communicate media content in a media content distribution service infrastructure while supporting custom functionality. The method for securing communications with enhanced media platforms includes communicating authentication credentials to an internal security component at the trusted location. The method further includes receiving validation credentials from the internal security component. The method also includes authenticating the enhanced remote location based on at least a portion of the validation credentials received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: JEAN-EMILE ELIEN, DANIEL COLLINS BALMA, ROCCO CREA, III, MICHAEL BRENDAN FREI, PAUL STEPHEN HELLYAR, VICTOR TAN, KYE HYUN KIM, TRAVIS J. MUHLESTEIN, ROBERT S. UNOKI, KENNETH MICHAEL BAYER, WES WAHLIN
  • Patent number: 9021503
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for coordinating application sate and communication mediums state. Embodiments of present invention provide a mechanism for a communication medium to provide a view of message content for a message (a peek) to an application along with the communication medium preventing further access to the message (a lock) until the application signals back how to handle the message. Thus, the communication medium indicates that the message is locked for the duration of processing at the application. Indicating that the message is locked significantly reduces the chance of the message being provided to another application (or another consumer of the same application) during the time the application is processing the view of message content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Allen, Stefan Batres, Jean-Emile Elien, John A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8516498
    Abstract: A system and method of processing a message in an asynchronous architecture is provided. In the method, a determination is made that a response to a message sent by an instance of software code is to be received, where the response indicates whether the message succeeded or failed. Another determination is made as to whether the response has been received. If the response has not been received, the instance of the software code is stored in memory, thereby suspending the instance. The response is received, the instance resumed and the response is processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bimal Mehta, Paul Maybee, Lee Graber, Alexander Dadjomov, Jean-Emile Elien, Eldar Azerovich Musayev, Johannes Klein, Sanjib Saha, Kevin Bowen Smith
  • Patent number: 8028085
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing the latency incurred during the publication of a message in a message publication system are provided. In a message publication system wherein the publishing component and the receiving component are located within the same processing space, several of the latency components that are usually unavoidably incurred may be eliminated. In such a system, the messaging queue is not used as a medium between the two components but is instead used as a secondary back-up storage. This results in the elimination of one latency component as the message is directly published from the publishing component to the receiving component. Further time reductions or optimizations occur when the durability, or reliability, of the message publication is not a concern and the messaging queue can be completely disregarded. Yet another optimization occurs when the identity of the subscriber is known in advance by the publisher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Emile Elien, Lee B. Graber, Sanjib Saha
  • Patent number: 8010608
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a system and/or a method that facilitates enhancing an adapter utilizing a locking mechanism between a receive location and a process. An interface component can receive a message related to a receive location that is an endpoint. A lock component binds the receive location to the process such that the process exclusively receives the messages from the endpoint at a single instance in real time. Moreover, the lock component can provide a replacement/switching technique, wherein a process that participates in a locking relationship can be switched with another process based at least in part upon the health of the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kartik Paramasivam, Sanjib Saha, Jean-Emile Elien
  • Patent number: 7954112
    Abstract: Data interchanges are processed so that problematic individual elements within the data interchanges do not cause the processing of the data interchanges to be suspended unless there is a catastrophic error. The data interchanges are split up by flat file and/or XML disassemblers of a message engine into independent messages even if some elements are incorrect or cause processing failures. Those messages in the interchange that may be processed are processed, while those that would cause processing errors are suspended in a suspend queue for recovery processing. Even when a message is placed in the suspend queue, processing continues with the next independent message in the data interchange. Messages that are placed in the suspend queue for lack of routing information may be resumed by providing the routing information and again attempting to route the previously suspended message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ruslan A. Yakushev, Kartik Paramasivam, David Kent Downing, Jean-Emile Elien, Wei-Lun Lo
  • Patent number: 7908607
    Abstract: A business process adapter converts a SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) message into a business process message. A body path and a node encoding type are defined for the business process adapter. And, when the SOAP message is received, the business process adaptor extracts the node of the SOAP message at the location defined by the body path and encodes the node according to the defined node encoding type. Additionally, the business process adapter converts a business process message into a SOAP message using a defined content encoding type and a defined format of the SOAP message. When the business process message is received from the business process management server, the business process adapter encodes the body of the business process message according to the defined content encoding type and generates the SOAP message from the encoded body according to the defined format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: John Anthony Taylor, David Leon Stucki, Jean-Emile Elien, Gruia Pitigoi-Aron
  • Patent number: 7870187
    Abstract: Transport agnostic pull mode messaging service enables clients of diverse types to send and receive messages to one another while guaranteeing delivery of messages. Client specific adapters connect to a server and pull messages waiting for them in a queue. Clients may specify themselves as the recipients of the pulled messages, or specify another client as a recipient. This allows users of diverse types of clients to communicate and provides users with greater flexibility regarding how, when, and where they view their messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Derek N. LaSalle, Kevin Bowen Smith, Jean-Emile Elien, Akash Jeevan Sagar
  • Patent number: 7769802
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel technique for Web-based asynchronous processing of synchronous requests. The systems and methods of the present invention utilize a synchronous interface in order to couple with systems that synchronously communicate (e.g., to submit queries and receive results). The interface enables reception of synchronous requests, which are queued and parsed amongst subscribed processing servers within a server farm. Respective servers can serially and/or concurrently process the request and/or portions thereof via a dynamic balancing approach. Such approach distributes the request to servers based on server load, wherein respective portions can be re-allocated as server load changes. Results can be correlated with the request, aggregated, and returned such that it appears to the requester that the request was synchronously serviced. The foregoing mitigates the need for clients to perform client-side aggregation of asynchronous results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin B. Smith, Derek N. LaSalle, Akash J. Sagar, Jean-Emile Elien, Johannes Klein
  • Patent number: 7747894
    Abstract: A transport-neutral in-order delivery in a distributed environment is provided. Typically, in-order delivery guarantees that sequential orders received by a transport engine are sent out in the same order they are received. Such delivery may be forwarded either to another transport engine or to some application. In case there is a failure of delivery of messages in a stream, the messages are either resubmitted, suspended, or moved to backup. A user or administrator can configure the desired action. Additionally, any stream can be manually aborted or a specified port can be unenlisted. Deliverable streams of messages are locked on to a back-end transport engines or applications and dequeued sequentially unless one of the above mentioned failure scenarios occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eldar A. Musayev, Jean-Emile Elien, Kartik Paramasivam, Kevin Bowen Smith, Lee B. Graber, Sanjib Saha, Satish R. Thatte
  • Publication number: 20090327094
    Abstract: A platform (e.g. game console) and application (e.g. game title) independent ecosystem for the creation, consumption and trade of user generated digital content permits any application operating on any platform to participate in a market driven economy for user generated digital objects (UGDOs). The trading system is independent of (i.e. external to) all participating applications. A metadata attribution method for UGDOs in combination with heterogeneous application support through well-defined interfaces facilitates unlimited participation. Attributed metadata may be understood and consumed across platforms and applications. Flexible UGDO rights enforcement techniques in combination with a flexible fair exchange service for those rights support all manner of UGDOs and commercial transactions therefore. Participating application may provide rights enforcement in some instances. The nature of enforcement may rest on the nature of UGDO content, rights in UGDOs or author preferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jean-Emile Elien, Ling Tony Chen, Ryan B. Cooper, Shyam Krishnamoorthy, Gennady Medvinsky, Gregory D. Hartrell, Ramesh Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 7634583
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods that facilitate pulling and/or receiving data from a client and posting the data for access by subscribing systems. The systems and methods include a message agent that generates a connection instance that can store connection-related information such as data conveyance state, data identification, and connection identification. Access to the connection instance can be provided to a machine, which can utilize the information to lock the connection and connection instance and begin pulling or receiving data from the client. As the machine pulls or receives data, the data can be published and the connection instance can be concurrently updated to reflect the present state of data conveyance. The information within the connection instance can be utilized to re-establish of severed connection, and to dynamically float the connection between machines to dynamically balance load, ensure reliability and recover from errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Akash J. Sagar, Kevin B. Smith, Jean-Emile Elien, Johannes Klein
  • Publication number: 20090133037
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for coordinating application sate and communication mediums state. Embodiments of present invention provide a mechanism for a communication medium to provide a view of message content for a message (a peek) to an application along with the communication medium preventing further access to the message (a lock) until the application signals back how to handle the message. Thus, the communication medium indicates that the message is locked for the duration of processing at the application. Indicating that the message is locked significantly reduces the chance of the message being provided to another application (or another consumer of the same application) during the time the application is processing the view of message content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Allen, Stefan Batres, Jean-Emile Elien, John A. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20090064175
    Abstract: A business process adapter converts a SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) message into a business process message. A body path and a node encoding type are defined for the business process adapter. And, when the SOAP message is received, the business process adaptor extracts the node of the SOAP message at the location defined by the body path and encodes the node according to the defined node encoding type. Additionally, the business process adapter converts a business process message into a SOAP message using a defined content encoding type and a defined format of the SOAP message. When the business process message is received from the business process management server, the business process adapter encodes the body of the business process message according to the defined content encoding type and generates the SOAP message from the encoded body according to the defined format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Anthony Taylor, David Leon Stucki, Jean-Emile Elien, Gruia Pitigoi-Aron
  • Patent number: 7404188
    Abstract: A method of generating code that permits client access to a business process orchestration running on a server as a web service using the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). Business process orchestrations in XLANG are converted to a web service implementation description from which the Web services code is generated. During runtime, when a SOAP request message comes into the server, it is passed to the target web method. The message is then passed to a Web services adapter that submits the request for further processing by the backend system. The response is forwarded to the Web services adapter, which returns the response as a SOAP response message to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew R. Luty, Andrew H. Wu, Udaya Kumar Bhaskara, Jean-Emile Elien, Joseph A. Klug
  • Patent number: 7392536
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for signing on a user of a first domain into an affiliate application in a second domain. When the user needs access to the affiliate application, the request for access causes a ticket to be generated. The ticket identifies the user and is passed to an adapter. The adapter, which ultimately will perform the sign on in the affiliate application, redeems the ticket for the user's credentials (e.g., a valid userID/password combination for the affiliate application), and then presents the credentials to the affiliate application. A service is provided that issues tickets, redeems tickets, manages the registration and de-registration of affiliate applications, manages the correlation between a user and the user's credentials with an affiliate application, and manages encryption of stored records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Steve Jamieson, Anil Balakrishnan, Hilal Al-Hilali, Christopher Robert Houser, Rex George Torres, Joseph W. Sharp, Jean-Emile Elien
  • Publication number: 20060277261
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a system and/or a method that facilitates enhancing an adapter utilizing a locking mechanism between a receive location and a process. An interface component can receive a message related to a receive location that is an endpoint. A lock component binds the receive location to the process such that the process exclusively receives the messages from the endpoint at a single instance in real time. Moreover, the lock component can provide a replacement/switching technique, wherein a process that participates in a locking relationship can be switched with another process based at least in part upon the health of the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kartik Paramasivam, Sanjib Saha, Jean-Emile Elien