Patents by Inventor Keith Edgar Horton

Keith Edgar Horton 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: 20200120519
    Abstract: Computing devices are configured to passively monitor network stacks and protocols for a respective computing device, transmit metadata and statistics gathered by the monitoring to a remote service, and utilize a crowd-sourced heuristic model responsively generated by the remote service to proactively predict connectivity issues and connect to a best available network media and access device for the network media. A computing device's operating system may monitor various networking protocols without the computing device engaging in constant network activities (e.g., video streaming). The statistics obtained from this passive monitoring can be utilized by the remote service using various machine learning techniques to predict when networks will subsequently fail. Profiles are developed and sorted within the model to be used by individual computing devices to seamlessly connect to access devices based on performance, as opposed to connecting to the access device previously utilized by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Keith Edgar HORTON, Harish SRINIVASAN
  • Patent number: 10602383
    Abstract: Computing devices are configured to passively monitor network stacks and protocols for a respective computing device, transmit metadata and statistics gathered by the monitoring to a remote service, and utilize a crowd-sourced heuristic model responsively generated by the remote service to proactively predict connectivity issues and connect to a best available network media and access device for the network media. A computing device's operating system may monitor various networking protocols without the computing device engaging in constant network activities (e.g., video streaming). The statistics obtained from this passive monitoring can be utilized by the remote service using various machine learning techniques to predict when networks will subsequently fail. Profiles are developed and sorted within the model to be used by individual computing devices to seamlessly connect to access devices based on performance, as opposed to connecting to the access device previously utilized by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Keith Edgar Horton, Harish Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20200089517
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to hypervisors that provide hardware isolated virtualization environments (HIVEs) such as containers and virtual machines (VMs). A first HIVE includes a first virtual network interface card (NIC) and a second HIVE includes a second virtual NIC. Both virtual NICs are backed by the same physical NIC. The physical NIC has an Internet Protocol (IP) address. The virtual NICs are assigned the same IP address as the physical NIC. A networking stack of the hypervisor receives inbound packets addressed to the IP address. The networking stack steers the inbound packets to the virtual NICs according to tuples of the inbound packets. Packets emitted by the virtual NICs comprise the IP address, pass through the network stack, and are transmitted by the physical NIC with headers comprising the IP address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Anirban Paul, Poornananda Gaddehosur Ramachandra, Gerardo Diaz-Cuellar, Osman Nuri Ertugay, Keith Edgar Horton, Omar Cardona, Nicholas David Wood, Shankar Seal, Dinesh Kumar Govindasamy
  • Publication number: 20190334862
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to providing hardware isolated virtualized environments (HIVEs) with network information. The HIVEs are managed by a hypervisor that virtualizes access to one or more physical network interface cards (NICs) of the host. Each HIVE has a virtual NIC backed by the physical NIC. Network traffic of the HIVEs flows through the physical NIC to a physical network. Traits of the physical NIC may be projected to the virtual NICs. For example, a media-type property of the virtual NICs (exposed to guest software in the HIVEs) may be set to mirror the media type of the physical NIC. A private subnet connects the virtual NICs with the physical NICs, possibly through a network address translation (NAT) component and virtual NICs of the host.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Anirban Paul, Poornananda Gaddehosur Ramachandra, Gerardo Diaz-Cuellar, Osman Nuri Ertugay, Keith Edgar Horton, Omar Cardona, Nicholas David Wood, Shankar Seal, Dinesh Kumar Govindasamy
  • Publication number: 20180098272
    Abstract: Described herein is an extensible connection management framework comprising a computer comprising a processor and a memory. The memory comprises a connection management system comprising a route management engine configured to select a policy from a policy store in response to a received input trigger, the route manager further configured to apply the selected policy to facilitate communication between the computer and another computer to transition from a Wi-Fi network to a cellular network, wherein the input trigger is received from a component of the computer and provide information regarding at least one of a a user of the computer or a communication modality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Goodrich Jones, Ellick Hung-Zhi Sung, Keith Edgar Horton, Vu Phan Hoang Nguyen, Jayesh Bhatia