Patents by Inventor Knut Heusermann

Knut Heusermann 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: 9852385
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mechanism to process business object IDs in inbound and outbound processing. The mechanism takes into account a mapping table, matching capabilities, number ranges, inbound error and conflict handling, inbound processing, outbound processing, initial load, and data migration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Knut Heusermann, Matthias Becker, Christian Hohmann, Sophie Kraut, Torsten Buecheler, Xenia Rieger, Dietmar Henkes, Guang Yang, Olga Kreindlina, Thomas Vogt, Walter Zimmermann, Oliver Berger, Martin Haerterich, Marcus Echter, Albert Neumueller, Stefan Moeller
  • Patent number: 9754000
    Abstract: According to one general aspect, a method may include replicating, to a software-as-a-service application, a plurality of pieces of master data from a physically remote master database. The method may also include converting the plurality of pieces of master data into one or more pieces of local data of the software-as-a-service application. The method may include changing one or more of either the pieces of master data or the pieces of local data. The method may further include synchronizing the changed pieces of either master data or local data between the remote master database and the software-as-a-service application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Olga Kreindlina, Oliver Berger, Santhosh N, Karthik Narayanan Mohan, Walter Zimmermann, Torsten Buecheler, Sophie Kraut, Albert Neumueller, Steffen Witt, Dietmar Henkes, Guang Yang, Thomas Vogt, Matthias Becker, Martin Haerterich, Stefan Moeller, Kritesh Vasing, Knut Heusermann, Christian Hohmann, Marcus Echter, Xenia Rieger, Mohit V. Gadkari, Mukesh Kumar
  • Patent number: 9524239
    Abstract: Software solutions in a business software framework can expose their data via web services, which can readily provide access to all non-customized fields of objects included as part of the default installation of the software solution. However, customer-added extensions, such as for example custom fields and the like, added to customize the software solution for a specific business or business use can be difficult to add to web services by a typical business user who lacks technical abilities. Described herein are approaches to enabling addition of custom fields to web services via an intuitive interface that does not require technical understanding of the software solution, the business software framework, web services, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Georg Wilhelm, Daniel Niehoff, Uwe Schlarb, Matthias Lehr, Rene Dehn, Daniel Figus, Ralf Schroth, Steffen Witt, Daniel Wachs, Knut Heusermann
  • Patent number: 9367826
    Abstract: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to an entitlement product business object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Torsten Buecheler, Matthias Becker, Oliver Berger, Knut Heusermann, Christian Hohmann, Steffen Witt, Esther Landes, Thomas Witzel, Marcel Steinleitner
  • Patent number: 9317581
    Abstract: An object may be categorized upon distribution of the object from a sender system to a recipient system. The object may be assigned to at least one recipient category in a recipient category hierarchy according to a first predefined mapping from a sender category hierarchy to the recipient category hierarchy. The object is initially assigned to a sender category in the sender category hierarchy. There is applied to the object a second predefined mapping from the recipient category hierarchy to the sender category hierarchy. It is determined whether the first and second predefined mappings converge. If the first and second predefined mappings do not converge, there may be executed a rule-based reassignment algorithm to make the first and second predefined mappings converge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Knut Heusermann, Juan Carlos Martinez, Ingo Bruss, Christiane Kuntz-Mayr
  • Publication number: 20150032755
    Abstract: An object may be categorized upon distribution of the object from a sender system to a recipient system. The object may be assigned to at least one recipient category in a recipient category hierarchy according to a first predefined mapping from a sender category hierarchy to the recipient category hierarchy. The object is initially assigned to a sender category in the sender category hierarchy. There is applied to the object a second predefined mapping from the recipient category hierarchy to the sender category hierarchy. It is determined whether the first and second predefined mappings converge. If the first and second predefined mappings do not converge, there may be executed a rule-based reassignment algorithm to make the first and second predefined mappings converge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Knut Heusermann, Juan Carlos Martinez, Ingo Bruss, Christiane Kuntz-Mayr
  • Patent number: 8862578
    Abstract: An object may be categorized upon distribution of the object from a sender system to a recipient system. The object may be assigned to at least one recipient category in a recipient category hierarchy according to a first predefined mapping from a sender category hierarchy to the recipient category hierarchy. The object is initially assigned to a sender category in the sender category hierarchy. There is applied to the object a second predefined mapping from the recipient category hierarchy to the sender category hierarchy. It is determined whether the first and second predefined mappings converge. If the first and second predefined mappings do not converge, there may be executed a rule-based reassignment algorithm to make the first and second predefined mappings converge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Knut Heusermann, Juan Carlos Martinez, Ingo Bruss, Christiane Kuntz-Mayr
  • Publication number: 20140201654
    Abstract: Software solutions in a business software framework can expose their data via web services, which can readily provide access to all non-customized fields of objects included as part of the default installation of the software solution. However, customer-added extensions, such as for example custom fields and the like, added to customize the software solution for a specific business or business use can be difficult to add to web services by a typical business user who lacks technical abilities. Described herein are approaches to enabling addition of custom fields to web services via an intuitive interface that does not require technical understanding of the software solution, the business software framework, web services, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Georg Wilhelm, Daniel Niehoff, Uwe Schlarb, Matthias Lehr, Rene Dehn, Daniel Figus, Ralf Schroth, Steffen Witt, Daniel Wachs, Knut Heusermann
  • Patent number: 8782470
    Abstract: Test data for a software services (e.g., a Web service) can be automatically generated from a user-provided specification. The user-provided specification may identify mandatory data elements along with data elements to be tested. Test categories may be defined to specify the type of test to be performed. A value provider may serve as a source of data values for the generated test data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Albert Neumueller, Walter Zimmermann, Christian Hohmann, Olga Kreindlina, Oliver Berger, Torsten Buecheler, Martin Haerterich, Knut Heusermann, Xenia Rieger, Guang Yang, Marcus Echter, Matthias Becker, Dietmar Henkes, Sophie Kraut
  • Publication number: 20140181020
    Abstract: According to one general aspect, a method may include replicating, to a software-as-a-service application, a plurality of pieces of master data from a physically remote master database. The method may also include converting the plurality of pieces of master data into one or more pieces of local data of the software-as-a-service application. The method may include changing one or more of either the pieces of master data or the pieces of local data. The method may further include synchronizing the changed pieces of either master data or local data between the remote master database and the software-as-a-service application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Olga Kreindlina, Oliver Berger, Santhosh N., Karthik Narayanan Mohan, Walter Zimmermann, Torsten Buecheler, Sophie Kraut, Albert Neumueller, Steffen Witt, Dietmar Henkes, Guang Yang, Thomas Vogt, Matthias Becker, Martin Haerterich, Stefan Moeller, Kritesh Vasing, Knut Heusermann, Christian Hohmann, Marcus Echter, Xenia Rieger, Mohit V. Gadkari, Mukesh Kumar
  • Publication number: 20140006072
    Abstract: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to a customer business object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Torsten Buecheler, Matthias Becker, Oliver Berger, Knut Heusermann, Christian Hohmann, Steffen Witt, Esther Landes, Thomas Witzel, Martin Haerterich
  • Publication number: 20140006230
    Abstract: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to a material business object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Torsten Buecheler, Matthias Becker, Oliver Berger, Knut Heusermann, Christian Hohmann, Steffen Witt, Esther Landes, Thomas Witzel, Martin Haerterich
  • Publication number: 20140006307
    Abstract: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to a customer business object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Torsten Buecheler, Matthias Becker, Oliver Berger, Knut Heusermann, Christian Hohmann, Steffen Witt, Esther Landes, Thomas Witzel, Martin Haerterich
  • Publication number: 20140006492
    Abstract: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to an entitlement product business object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Torsten Buecheler, Matthias Becker, Oliver Berger, Knut Heusermann, Christian Hohmann, Steffen Witt, Esther Landes, Thomas Witzel, Marcel Steinleitner
  • Publication number: 20140006520
    Abstract: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to a customer business object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Torsten Buecheler, Matthias Becker, Oliver Berger, Knut Heusermann, Christian Hohmann, Steffen Witt, Esther Landes, Thomas Witzel, Martin Haerterich
  • Publication number: 20140006291
    Abstract: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to a service product business object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Torsten Buecheler, Matthias Becker, Oliver Berger, Knut Heusermann, Christian Hohmann, Steffen Witt, Esther Landes, Thomas Witzel, Soeren Buehler
  • Publication number: 20130198103
    Abstract: A received delta message of a first kind, expressed in one interchange format, may be used to modify business record(s) in accordance with the processing of a delta message of a second kind expressed in a different interchange format. Conversely, a delta message of the first kind may be generated to express modifications made to a business record, where the modifications are specified in accordance with a delta message of the second kind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Marcus Echter, Knut Heusermann, Albert Neumueller, Matthias Becker, Oliver Berger, Christian Hohmann, Guang Yang, Olga Kreindlina, Dietmar Henkes, Torsten Buecheler, Martin Haerterich, Sophie Kraut, Xenia Rieger, Walter Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20130151264
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mechanism to process business object IDs in inbound and outbound processing. The mechanism takes into account a mapping table, matching capabilities, number ranges, inbound error and conflict handling, inbound processing, outbound processing, initial load, and data migration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Knut Heusermann, Matthias Becker, Christian Hohmann, Sophie Kraut, Torsten Buecheler, Xenia Rieger, Dietmar Henkes, Guang Yang, Olga Kreindlina, Thomas Vogt, Walter Zimmermann, Oliver Berger, Martin Haerterich, Marcus Echter, Albert Neumueller, Stefan Moeller
  • Publication number: 20130145250
    Abstract: Test data for a software services (e.g., a Web service) can be automatically generated from a user-provided specification. The user-provided specification may identify mandatory data elements along with data elements to be tested. Test categories may be defined to specify the type of test to be performed. A value provider may serve as a source of data values for the generated test data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Albert Neumueller, Walter Zimmermann, Christian Hohmann, Olga Kreindlina, Oliver Berger, Torsten Buecheler, Martin Haerterich, Knut Heusermann, Xenia Rieger, Guang Yang, Marcus Echter, Matthias Becker, Dietmar Henkes, Sophie Kraut
  • Publication number: 20130127863
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems and methods for determining optimal an sequence of status transitions for business objects are described herein. In one aspect, the method executed by one or more computers in a network of computers includes receiving a target status for a business object, identifying a source status of the business object, identifying a status schema including one or more transitions from the source status to the target status, parsing the status schema to retrieve the one or more transitions from the source status to the target status, generating a graphical representation illustrating the transitions from the source status to the target status, executing an algorithm upon the graphical representation to determine an optimal sequence of transitions from the source status to the target status, and processing the business object based upon the optimal sequence of transitions to attain the target status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Steffen WITT, Matthias BECKER, Oliver BERGER, Torsten BUECHELER, Knut HEUSERMANN, Christian HOHMANN