Patents by Inventor Kelly E. Sonderegger

Kelly E. Sonderegger 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: 8631038
    Abstract: A basic architecture for managing digital identity information in a network such as the World Wide Web is provided. A user of the architecture can organize his or her information into one or more profiles which reflect the nature of different relationships between the user and other entities, and grant or deny each entity access to a given profile. Various enhancements which may be provided through the architecture are also described, including tools for filtering email, controlling access to user web pages, locating other users and making one's own location known, browsing or mailing anonymously, filling in web forms automatically with information already provided once by hand, logging in automatically, securely logging in to multiple sites with a single password and doing so from any machine on the network, and other enhancements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Andrew Mellmer, Russell T. Young, Arn D. Perkins, John M. Robertson, Jeffrey Neil Sabin, Michael C. McDonald, Douglas Phillips, Robert Michael Sheridan, Nadeem Ahmad Nazeer, DeeAnne Barker Higley, Stephen R. Carter, Douglas G. Earl, Kelly E. Sonderegger, Daniel T. Ferguson, Farrell Lynn Brough
  • Patent number: 8392420
    Abstract: A basic architecture for managing digital identity information in a network such as the World Wide Web is provided. A user of the architecture can organize his or her information into one or more profiles which reflect the nature of different relationships between the user and other entities, and grant or deny each entity access to a given profile. Various enhancements which may be provided through the architecture are also described, including tools for filtering email, controlling access to user web pages, locating other users and making one's own location known, browsing or mailing anonymously, filling in web forms automatically with information already provided once by hand, logging in automatically, securely logging in to multiple sites with a single password and doing so from any machine on the network, and other enhancements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Andrew Mellmer, Russell T. Young, Arn D. Perkins, John M. Robertson, Jeffrey Neil Sabin, Michael C. McDonald, Douglas Phillips, Robert Michael Sheridan, Nadeem Ahmad Nazeer, DeeAnne Barker Higley, Stephen R. Carter, Douglas G. Earl, Kelly E. Sonderegger, Daniel T. Ferguson, Farrell Lynn Brough
  • Publication number: 20110208778
    Abstract: A basic architecture for managing digital identity information in a network such as the World Wide Web is provided. A user of the architecture can organize his or her information into one or more profiles which reflect the nature of different relationships between the user and other entities, and grant or deny each entity access to a given profile. Various enhancements which may be provided through the architecture are also described, including tools for filtering email, controlling access to user web pages, locating other users and making one's own location known, browsing or mailing anonymously, filling in web forms automatically with information already provided once by hand, logging in automatically, securely logging in to multiple sites with a single password and doing so from any machine on the network, and other enhancements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: NOVELL, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Andrew Mellmer, Russell T. Young, Arn D. Perkins, John M. Robertson, Jeffrey Neil Sabin, Michael C. McDonald, Douglas Phillips, Robert Michael Sheridan, Nadeem Ahmad Nazeer, DeeAnne Barker Higley, Stephen R. Carter, Douglas G. Earl, Kelly E. Sonderegger, Daniel T. Ferguson, Farrell Lynn Brough
  • Patent number: 7680819
    Abstract: A basic architecture for managing digital identity information in a network such as the World Wide Web is provided. A user of the architecture can organize his or her information into one or more profiles which reflect the nature of different relationships between the user and other entities, and grant or deny each entity access to a given profile. Various enhancements which may be provided through the architecture are also described, including tools for filtering email, controlling access to user web pages, locating other users and making one's own location known, browsing or mailing anonymously, filling in web forms automatically with information already provided once by hand, logging in automatically, securely logging in to multiple sites with a single password and doing so from any machine on the network, and other enhancements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Novell, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Andrew Mellmer, Russell T. Young, Arn D. Perkins, John M. Robertson, Jeffrey Neil Sabin, Michael C. McDonald, Douglas Phillips, Robert Michael Sheridan, Nadeem Ahmad Nazeer, DeeAnne Barker Higley, Stephen R. Carter, Douglas G. Earl, Kelly E. Sonderegger, Daniel T. Ferguson, Farrell Lynn Brough
  • Patent number: 6173289
    Abstract: A system and method of providing associations between resources and actions in a network includes the steps of providing, in a database schema an action object class defining the structure and attributes of actions available in the network. During operation, action objects are created and stored in a database. When a user enters the system, an internal list is created at that user, identifying the resources available to that user and the action objects capable of being performed on those resources. When a user selects an resource object, the action objects associated with that resource object are displayed, the user selects the action, and the action is performed at the resource. In one example the selection of an action objects cause an associated application to be launched. Each action object represents a string of executable code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Novell, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly E. Sonderegger, Matthew G. Brooks, Calvin Gaisford, Damon Janis
  • Patent number: 6105069
    Abstract: A directory services system includes a resource object, such as an application object for accessing a resource associated with the resource object. Attributes of the resource object contain licensing control information. The licensing attributes may be used by executables to control access by a user to properly licensed instances of a resource corresponding to the resource object. Also, a utility may be provided to manage the licensing attributes in the resource object. A licensing function may thus control a resource, via its resource object in the directory services database. Licensing maybe easily implemented by setting a new disabling attribute in the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: Novell, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Huston Franklin, Bill Guy Bodine, Randall R. Cook, Calvin R. Gaisford, Matthew G. Brooks, Carla M. Heesch, Kelly E. Sonderegger
  • Patent number: 5893118
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided which make security, licensing, and browsing capabilities of directory services available for use with the Java language and environment, and thus provide an alternative to security restrictions imposed on Java applets. A Java component type is created in a directory services schema. The Java component type specifies where a Java class can be found in a LAN or on the Internet. The key attributes of the Java component type are its common name (specifying a Java class) and either a reference to the file containing the Java class's byte codes or a binary stream attribute containing the byte codes. The loadClass( ) method is extended to look for Java classes within a directory services database. The directory services features thus made available include support for securing, metering, and licensing individual Java classes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Novell, Inc.
    Inventor: Kelly E. Sonderegger
  • Patent number: 5859978
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for management of application programs in a computer network are disclosed. A modified hierarchical database which includes application objects that represent applications and their execution environments is utilized. Administrator tools support the creation, deletion, and modification of application objects. Each application object includes the location of an executable code for a given application, an icon, a working directory name, drive mappings, printer port captures, command line parameters, and similar information. An application launcher queries the database and updates a list of available applications which is kept in the user's desktop. The launcher automatically launches specified applications when a user runs the launcher. The launcher also uses the information in the application object to setup resources needed by the application, to create a process that executes the application, and to clean up after the application terminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Novell, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly E. Sonderegger, Kevin L. Hopton, Matthew G. Brooks, Andy Lawrence, Damon Janis, Lori K. Dayton, Thomas B. Oldroyd
  • Patent number: 5692129
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for management of application programs in a computer network are disclosed. A modified hierarchical database which includes application objects that represent applications and their execution environments is utilized. Administrator tools support the creation, deletion, and modification of application objects. Each application object includes the location of an executable code for a given application, an icon, a working directory name, drive mappings, printer port captures, command line parameters, and similar information. An application launcher queries the database and updates a list of available applications which is kept in the user's desktop. The launcher automatically launches specified applications when a user runs the launcher. The launcher also uses the information in the application object to setup resources needed by the application, to create a process that executes the application, and to clean up after the application terminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: Novell, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly E. Sonderegger, Kevin L. Hopton, Matthew G. Brooks, Andy Lawrence, Damon Janis, Lori K. Dayton, Thomas B. Oldroyd