Patents by Inventor Naveen Sharma

Naveen Sharma 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: 20100293550
    Abstract: A system and method for enabling automated task preemption, including a plurality of multifunctional devices having a plurality of functional capabilities; and a processing module configured to: (i) separate the tasks requiring the plurality of functional capabilities into the tasks requiring a first category of capabilities and the tasks requiring a second category of capabilities, where the tasks requiring the first category of capabilities has a higher processing priority than the tasks requiring the second category of capabilities; and (ii) selectively process the tasks requiring the first category of capabilities before the tasks requiring the second category of capabilities regardless of arrival times of the tasks requiring the plurality of capabilities; wherein the tasks requiring the second category of capabilities that are preempted by the tasks requiring the first category of capabilities are rescheduled to be completed within a predetermined time period of completion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Shanmuga-nathan Gnanasambandam, Wendell Lewis Kibler, Naveen Sharma
  • Patent number: 7792992
    Abstract: A system and method for serverless distributed monitoring anomaly detection for a service oriented architecture is provided. The method includes selecting a number of nodes, e.g. super peers, to form an overlay network which is configured to facilitate bidirectional information flow creating a peer-to-peer monitoring framework through replication chains. The method continues with mapping the overlay network to data by assigning each of the selected nodes to a data region related to its surroundings. The method continues with distributing the data regions among the nodes via the aforementioned replication chain, where each replication chain is sensitive to the type of application that requests data duplication in monitoring the data by collecting information from each of those nodes that correspond to an assigned or distributed data region. This method may also include taking corrective action if the node detects an anomaly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Shanmuganathan Gnanasambandam, Naveen Sharma
  • Publication number: 20100188689
    Abstract: A method and system including a plurality of multifunction devices (MFDs), the method and system further including a storage station having geographically separated MFDs for permitting users to store information generated by the plurality of MFDs in operable communication with the locale aware DFS; wherein the information is stored on a plurality of storage stations based on a weighted undirected graph generated from a plurality of dynamically monitored user behaviors, required level of replications, and selection rules to pick the points of storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Shanmuga-nathan Gnanasambandam, Naveen Sharma
  • Publication number: 20100149572
    Abstract: A method and a system for storing, accessing, and retrieving data, the printing system including a plurality of multifunction devices (MFDs) in operable communication with a network, the plurality of MFDs configured to be positioned in different geographical locations; and a memory device for automatically storing the data generated by the plurality of MFDs; wherein an authorized user is enabled to print a document via a print request from a first MFD of the plurality of MFDs and then retrieve the document at any of the other MFDs on the network without re-sending another print request from the first MFD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Robert James St. Jacques, JR., Hua Liu, Shanmuga-nathan Gnanasambandam, Naveen Sharma
  • Patent number: 7734749
    Abstract: The Device Model Agent (DMA), the device side technology module in Device Centric Services (DCS) system, is the main focus of this invention. DMA is a thin, efficient applications/services execution environment. DMA provides an embedded services platform for enabling system management applications and services. This allows a flexible, extensible, dynamic services management module allowing networked services to be designed, added, and managed within the system without modifications to devices, DCS system, or DMA itself. While this invention specifically describes the integration of benefits from DMA into document system devices, the concepts are equally applicable in other domains. The DMA runtime environment is a thin software interface layer that resides on a document system device between the Java runtime environment and embedded web server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Naveen Sharma, Michael R. Furst, Claude S. Fillion, Weixia Huang, Michael P. Kehoe, Arturo M. Lorenzo, Mary C. McCorkindale, Robert J. St. Jacques, Tracy E. Thieret, John C. Austin, Marc D. Daniels, Michael F. Cavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20100115097
    Abstract: A system and method for scheduling and executing jobs in a decentralized multifunction device (MFD) network is provided. The method includes receiving at an origin node of the network of MFDs a job, where the job includes data and a request to perform an operation on the data. MFDs of the network are selected to execute the requested operation on at least a portion of the job data. Portions of the job data are apportioned to the selected MFDs for processing thereof by executing the requested operation. The selecting and the apportioning are performed using historical information related to previous performance and reliability of the MFDs of the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Shanmuga-nathan Gnanasambandam, Robert James St. Jacques, JR., Hua Liu, Bruce Carter Lyon, Michael P. Kehoe, Naveen Sharma
  • Publication number: 20100100323
    Abstract: A system for determining an average walk distance for a plurality of users of print-related services may include a processor, a processor-readable storage medium in communication with the processor and an output device in communication with the processor. The processor-readable storage medium may include programming instructions for identifying a plurality of print-related services in a facility and identifying a total number of users associated with the plurality of services. For each identified user, the processor-readable storage medium may include programming instructions for identifying the services used by the user, determining a usage level associated with the services, determining a distance between the user and the service, determining an average walk distance for the users and displaying, on the output device, the average walk distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shanmuga-Nathan Gnanasambandam, Venkatesh Guru Rao, Naveen Sharma
  • Publication number: 20100088178
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for providing targeted advertising to a user of a printer assembly having at least one printer device and having data communication capabilities. The printer assembly may include a grid which includes a plurality of printers that share resources and workloads. The aggregator server includes a processor for receiving and storing ad generation criteria from at least one advertiser, receiving target information from at least one printer assembly, and executing a series of programmable instructions. The instructions provide for matching the received target information with stored ad generation criteria, generating ads when a match is found, and delivering ads to the printer assembly for output to a user. Delivery or use of the ad may be verified. Charges may be levied on the advertiser for verified ads and the printer assembly may be credited accordingly, e.g., for subsidizing operating costs associated with the printer assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Shanmuga-nathan Gnanasambandam, Steven Jay Harrington, Naveen Sharma
  • Patent number: 7647392
    Abstract: The Device Model Agent (DMA), the device side technology module in Device Centric Services (DCS) system, is the main focus of this invention. DMA is a thin, efficient applications/services execution environment. DMA provides an embedded services platform for enabling system management applications and services. This allows a flexible, extensible, dynamic services management module allowing networked services to be designed, added, and managed within the system without modifications to devices, DCS system, or DMA itself. While this invention specifically describes the integration of benefits from DMA into document system devices, the concepts are equally applicable in other domains. The DMA runtime environment is a thin software interface layer that resides on a document system device between the Java runtime environment and embedded web server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Naveen Sharma, Michael R. Furst, Claude S. Fillion, Weixia Huang, Michael P. Kehoe, Arturo M. Lorenzo, Mary C. McCorkindale, Robert J. St. Jacques, Tracy E. Thieret, John C. Austin, Marc D. Daniels, Michael F. Cavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20090300215
    Abstract: A system and method for serverless distributed monitoring anomaly detection for a service oriented architecture is provided. The method includes selecting a number of nodes, e.g. super peers, to form an overlay network which is configured to facilitate bidirectional information flow creating a peer-to-peer monitoring framework through replication chains. The method continues with mapping the overlay network to data by assigning each of the selected nodes to a data region related to its surroundings. The method continues with distributing the data regions among the nodes via the aforementioned replication chain, where each replication chain is sensitive to the type of application that requests data duplication in monitoring the data by collecting information from each of those nodes that correspond to an assigned or distributed data region. This method may also include taking corrective action if the node detects an anomaly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Shanmuganathan Gnanasambandam, Naveen Sharma
  • Publication number: 20090232398
    Abstract: After markings have been placed on a pre-printed form by a user who interacted with an entity, the form is scanned to produce a scan file. The scan file is analyzed to identify whether user added markings are present on machine readable selection items. The method can take a number of automated actions, depending upon which pre-printed machine readable selection items were checked by the user. For example, in response to checkbox selections, the method can obtain (read) some form of electronically storable data relating to the entity based on which of the machine readable selection items the user checked. Alternatively, in response to other checkbox selections, the method can ignore the user added markings on the machine readable selection items. In addition, in response to the checkmarks, the system can maintain only an image of the user added handwritten text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nathaniel G. Martin, Naveen Sharma, Michael P. Kehoe, Robert St. Jacques, JR.
  • Publication number: 20080183891
    Abstract: A method and system for designing file replication schemes in file sharing systems consider node storage constraints and node up/down statistics, file storage costs, and file transfer costs among the nodes, user request rates for the files, and user specified file availability requirements. Based on these considerations, a systematic method for designing file replication schemes can be implemented. The method first determines the number of copies of the files to be stored in the system to achieve the desired goal (e.g., to satisfy file availability requirements, or to maximize the system hit rate), and then selects the nodes at which to store the file copies to minimize the total expected cost. The file replication scheme for a peer-to-peer file sharing system in a distributed and adaptive manner can scale to a large number of nodes and files and can handle changes in the user request pattern over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jian Ni, Jie Lin, Steven J. Harrington, Naveen Sharma
  • Publication number: 20080126860
    Abstract: A printing system includes a plurality of print media processing modules which transfer print media therebetween during printing and a fault management agent associated with each of the modules for acquiring fault-related data from the respective processing module. A fault management system is in communication with the fault management agents and receives fault-related data from the fault management agents. The fault management system processes the fault related data to identify faults in the system, such as when a first of the processing modules is a cause of fault-related data acquired in a second of the processing modules. When a fault is identified, a reconfiguration agent may reconfigure the printing system to mitigate an impact of at least one of the identified faults.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Meera Sampath, Markus P.J. Fromherz, Dusan G. Lysy, Rajinderjeet Singh Minhas, Naveen Sharma, William Joseph Hannaway, Wheeler Ruml
  • Patent number: 7301650
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for operating a network based assembly for document processing when the assembly includes an intelligent Network Interface Controller (iNIC), a Document Processing Device (DPS) and a Digital Front End (DFE) for the DPS. Job data and control data communicated to the assembly through the network are communicated solely through the iNIC functioning as a threshold to the DPS assembly. The iNIC segregates any such data to identify job data that needs to be communicated to the DFE from other data that can be directly communicated to the DPS. Enhanced communication efficiency results from directly communicating control data to the DPS to avoid bottleneck communication of all data through the DFE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Tracy E. Thieret, Stephen P. Hoover, William J. Hannaway, Naveen Sharma
  • Publication number: 20070260716
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically organizing devices in a network are disclosed. Information may be collected for a plurality of devices in a predetermined area over a predetermined period of time. The information may include device location information and device information for one or more user groups. Each user group may include one or more users. An average preference for each user group may be determined for each device based on the device usage information. The plurality of devices may be organized automatically into a plurality of clusters based on at least the determined average preferences. Each cluster may include one or more devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: Shanmuga-Nathan Gnanasambandam, Tracy Thieret, Naveen Sharma
  • Publication number: 20050004974
    Abstract: The Device Model Agent (DMA), the device side technology module in Device Centric Services (DCS) system, is the main focus of this invention. DMA is a thin, efficient applications/services execution environment. DMA provides an embedded services platform for enabling system management applications and services. This allows a flexible, extensible, dynamic services management module allowing networked services to be designed, added, and managed within the system without modifications to devices, DCS system, or DMA itself. While this invention specifically describes the integration of benefits from DMA into document system devices, the concepts are equally applicable in other domains. The DMA runtime environment is a thin software interface layer that resides on a document system device between the Java runtime environment and embedded web server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: Naveen Sharma, Michael Furst, Claude Fillion, Weixia Huang, Michael Kehoe, Arturo Lorenzo, Mary McCorkindale, Robert St. Jacques, Tracy Thieret, John Austin, Marc Daniels, Michael Cavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20040125403
    Abstract: A distributed system allows marking devices and the like to subscribe to and run device-centric services. A device model agent allows the devices to interact with service hosts of service providers to automate supplies maintenance, user help, and services subscription and deployment. The device model agent can be embedded in the devices, can be deployed in an add-on component connected to the device, or can be run by a separate machine as a proxy. The device model agent provides a run time environment for services available to the device, but with a common interface and a common structure so that services can be written once and run in the device model agent in virtually any deployment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation.
    Inventors: Michael R. Furst, Ronald M. Rockwell, Naveen Sharma, Claude S. Fillion, Robert J. St. Jacques, Weixia Huang, Arturo M. Lorenzo, Mary C. McCorkindale, Michael P. Kehoe, Tracy E. Thieret
  • Publication number: 20040128669
    Abstract: A class of add-on system components providing functionality of devices, management of self-help, customization and enhancement of services for devices, and remote monitoring at significantly reduced cost. It reduces the cost of UI and greatly enhances ease-of-use by realizing that the networked system can be headless and use a browser-based UI for its platform. It embeds a Device Model Agent (DMA) and connects to the Device-Centric Services platform to offer services. Additionally, it offers customized diagnostic access for customer representatives to enable self-help service actions to be performed, unifies and manages multiple access needs to several disparate data access mechanisms, and uses largely COTS PC hardware rather than customized PWBs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael R. Furst, Loranzo Whitfield, Naveen Sharma, Ronald M. Rockwell, Tracy E. Thieret, Claude S. Fillion, Weixia Huang, Michael P. Kehoe, Arturo M. Lorenzo, Mary C. McCorkindale, Robert J. St. Jacques, Michael F. Cavanaugh, Christopher J. Regruit
  • Publication number: 20040111709
    Abstract: A class of add-on system components providing functionality of devices, management of self-help, customization and enhancement of services for devices, and remote monitoring at significantly reduced cost. It reduces the cost of UI and greatly enhances ease-of-use by realizing that the networked system can be headless and use a browser-based UI for its platform. It embeds a Device Model Agent (DMA) and connects to the Device-Centric Services platform to offer services. Additionally, it offers customized diagnostic access for customer representatives to enable self-help service actions to be performed, unifies and manages multiple access needs to several disparate data access mechanisms, and uses largely COTS PC hardware rather than customized PWBs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael R. Furst, Loranzo Whitfield, Naveen Sharma, Ronald M. Rockwell, Tracy E. Thieret, Claude S. Fillion, Weixia Huang, Michael P. Kehoe, Arturo M. Lorenzo, Mary C. McCorkindale, Robert J. St. Jacques, Michael F. Cavanaugh, Christopher J. Regruit
  • Publication number: 20040111315
    Abstract: The Device Model Agent (DMA), the device side technology module in Device Centric Services (DCS) system, is the main focus of this invention. DMA is a thin, efficient applications/services execution environment. DMA provides an embedded services platform for enabling system management applications and services. This allows a flexible, extensible, dynamic services management module allowing networked services to be designed, added, and managed within the system without modifications to devices, DCS system, or DMA itself. While this invention specifically describes the integration of benefits from DMA into document system devices, the concepts are equally applicable in other domains. The DMA runtime environment is a thin software interface layer that resides on a document system device between the Java runtime environment and embedded web server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Naveen Sharma, Michael R. Furst, Claude S. Fillion, Weixia Huang, Michael P. Kehoe, Arturo M. Lorenzo, Mary C. McCorkindale, Robert J. St. Jacques, Tracy E. Thieret, John C. Austin, Marc D. Daniels, Michael F. Cavanaugh