Patents by Inventor Krishna Sunkammurali

Krishna Sunkammurali 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: 8239943
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which a user interface page outputs security status information obtained from network-wide and/or network client security components. This allows for simultaneous evaluation of the state of various network-wide and client security components, such as antimalware state, anti-spam state, firewall state, client program update state, and state data from a remote security service. Network security page logic couples to network-wide security components and client security components to obtain security state data for each. A user interface associated with the network security page logic lists the security components and the current security status for each, such as via an icon that changes its appearance to reflect the current state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Lingan Satkunanathan, Krishna Sunkammurali, Eric B. Watson
  • Publication number: 20090187648
    Abstract: An extensible management console may use a discovery mechanism to detect and identify security services across a network. After identification, the console may download and install an adapter so that the security service may be monitored and controlled using the extensible management console. A catalog of security services may be obtained from a catalog server and used to scan various devices, registries, file systems, and active services to detect and identify security services that may be added to the extensible management console.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Krishna Sunkammurali, Israel Hilerio, Lingan Satkunanathan, Bruce Johnson, Aaron Colling, Christer Lundin
  • Publication number: 20090100158
    Abstract: A backup system stores configuration data for several interdependent systems in a single backup store. As the systems are being configured and when changes are made to the systems, the backup store is updated with the change. The systems may be configured with each system having a designated role. During a restore operation, an otherwise unallocated system may assume a particular role and use the configuration logic defined for the role that may be taken from the backup store. The system may perform the restore in conjunction with the other systems and the interdependencies with the systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dmitry Sonkin, Unmesh Vartak, Edward K Tremblay, Christer Lundin, Paul Fitzgerald, Israel Hilerio, Bruce Johnson, Aaron Colling, Rong Cao, Krishna Sunkammurali, Murali Vajjiravel, Ozan Eren Bilgen, Alireza Farhangi
  • Publication number: 20090094552
    Abstract: A guided transition user interface may be used to transition from a first user interface to a second user interface. The guided transition user interface may include a representation of the second user interface as well as a description of a task to perform from the first user interface. The guided transition user interface may include a graphical image of the second user interface with annotated or highlighted areas that are related to the task. The guided transition user interface may be used for transitioning between areas of one application, transitioning between applications, and transitioning between interacting with different computing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Watson, Krishna Sunkammurali, Kenneth P. Coleman
  • Publication number: 20080243699
    Abstract: A license management system may include a license analyzer that is capable of evaluating different licensing strategies for software products or services on a single device or a group of devices. Rules for licensing options are coupled with actual usage data and forecasts to determine various licensing options. The options may be implemented by an automated system for renewing licenses or changing licenses and installing updated licenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Eric B. Watson, Lingan Satkunanathan, Krishna Sunkammurali, Bjorn B. Levidow, Nisheeth Srivastava, Bruce L. Johnson, Murali Vajjiravel
  • Publication number: 20080244691
    Abstract: A security manager aggregates various security components into a unified user interface. For each security component, the security manager may obtain an updated policy description that defines specific groups of settings for the component in terms of several threat conditions. Using the groups of settings, the security manager may classify a current state of a security component into a category. Some embodiments may use a standardized schema for an interface between a security component and the security manager. The schema may be implemented with an adapter that translates the specific settings of a security component into data for the security manager. In some embodiments, the adapter may also receive updated policy descriptions and perform a classification of the current settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Eric B. Watson, Lingan Satkunanathan, Krishna Sunkammurali, Bjorn B. Levidow
  • Publication number: 20080235141
    Abstract: A license management system may have an adapter or interface that enables any type of licensed software or service to be managed through a common administrative view. The adapters may use a common schema that includes various parameters about a license as well as information that may enable a license management system to interact with a license vendor or license provider. The licenses may include locally operating software, software operating over a local area network, and various services that may be provided over a network including the Internet. The license management system may support many types of licenses and may be able to consolidate license management of many different devices and types of devices. The license management system may display the various licenses, as well as provide some other functions including alerting, usage monitoring, and managing licenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Eric B. Watson, Lingan Satkunanathan, Bjorn B. Levidow, Nisheeth Srivastava, Krishna Sunkammurali, Bruce A. Johnson, Murali Vajjiravel
  • Publication number: 20080047007
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which a user interface page outputs security status information obtained from network-wide and/or network client security components. This allows for simultaneous evaluation of the state of various network-wide and client security components, such as antimalware state, anti-spam state, firewall state, client program update state, and state data from a remote security service. Network security page logic couples to network-wide security components and client security components to obtain security state data for each. A user interface associated with the network security page logic lists the security components and the current security status for each, such as via an icon that changes its appearance to reflect the current state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Lingan Satkunanathan, Krishna Sunkammurali, Eric B. Watson
  • Publication number: 20050086022
    Abstract: A system for testing software may include a driver, dispatcher and one or more executors. One or group of test cases may be provided to the testing system. Each test case includes one or more actions and may be in the form of an XML document. Each action may be dependent on or independent of previous or following actions. In preparation for executing the test case one or more times, system initialization is performed. One or more iterations of the test case may be executed and housekeeping tasks may be performed in preparation for executing the next test case. Executing an iteration of a test case includes initialization in preparation for executing the iteration, performing the actions that test the software and validating the results (including comparing the actual result with an expected result and making entries to a log) and performing local cleanup (i.e., cleanup relevant to the iteration).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Lance Lindberg, Suryanarayana Putrevu, Mohamed Ibrahim, Liming Ren, Krishna Sunkammurali, Ivan Santa Maria Filho