Patents by Inventor Oliver I. Wallace

Oliver I. Wallace 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: 8291045
    Abstract: Configuration of an application module to utilize branded content is described. In an implementation, a method includes identifying one of a plurality of business relationships which correspond to a request sent by a client over a network. A configuration file is the formed for communication to the client and for configuration of an application module of the client to utilize branded content which corresponds to the identified business relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Brion G. Stone, Eric W Hebenstreit, Emmanuel Miranda-Steiner, Lucius B. C. A. Fleuchaus, Oliver I. Wallace, Scott D. Stacey, Arnold Neil Blinn
  • Patent number: 6493871
    Abstract: A method and system for downloading software update data for installing a revised software product on a client computer minimizes the amount of update data to be transmitted over the network by downloading only those files needed to put the client computer in the state for installing the product. In the beginning of the downloading process, the client computer obtains from a setup server an initial setup package that includes a setup program and a list of files required for installing the software product. The setup program running on the client computer then determines whether some current or earlier versions of those files required for installation already exist on the client computer, and compiles a request list of files needed for updating the client computer. The client computer sends the request list to a download server, which maintains a collection of update files and patches. In response to the request list, the download server downloads updating files to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas D. McGuire, Michael V. Sliger, Daniel C. Welch, Rajendra H. Vishnumurty, Gabriel J. Aul, Oliver I. Wallace, Gregory W. Nichols, Alan B. Auerbach