Patents by Inventor Patrick Simek

Patrick Simek 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: 11075765
    Abstract: The techniques described herein facilitate scope-based certificate deployment for secure dedicated tenant access in multi-tenant, cloud-based content and collaboration environments. In some embodiments, a method is described that includes receiving an incoming authentication request from an access system, wherein the authentication request includes metadata, extracting the metadata from the authentication request, and processing the metadata to identify a tenant corresponding to the request. A tenant-specific certificate associated with the tenant is then accessed and provided to the access system for validation by a third-party certificate authority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mangalam Rathinasabapathy, Patrick Simek, Xinghuo Zeng, Harpreet Miglani, Roshane Silva
  • Patent number: 10474659
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a network file management system 120 may use a persistent metadata store 410 and an access control list 420 to facilitate a batch rollout. The network file management system 120 may maintain a content database 312. A network file management system 120 may store a metadata set for the content database 312 in a separate persistent metadata store 410.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Le Chang, Fuyuan Bie, Randy Thomson, Patrick Simek, Balinder Malhi, Lei Sun, Ankur Jauhari, Dylan Nunley, Guilherme Rodrigues Nogueira de Souza, Brad Smith, Wei-qiang Guo, Sean Lamont Grant Livingston, Corey Roussel
  • Publication number: 20190273621
    Abstract: The techniques described herein facilitate scope-based certificate deployment for secure dedicated tenant access in multi-tenant, cloud-based content and collaboration environments. In some embodiments, a method is described that includes receiving an incoming authentication request from an access system, wherein the authentication request includes metadata, extracting the metadata from the authentication request, and processing the metadata to identify a tenant corresponding to the request. A tenant-specific certificate associated with the tenant is then accessed and provided to the access system for validation by a third-party certificate authority.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Mangalam Rathinasabapathy, Patrick Simek, Xinghuo Zeng, Harpreet Miglani, Roshane Silva
  • Patent number: 10320572
    Abstract: The techniques described herein facilitate scope-based certificate deployment for secure dedicated tenant access in multi-tenant, cloud-based content and collaboration environments. In some embodiments, a method is described that includes receiving an incoming authentication request from an access system, wherein the authentication request includes metadata, extracting the metadata from the authentication request, and processing the metadata to identify a tenant corresponding to the request. A tenant-specific certificate associated with the tenant is then accessed and provided to the access system for validation by a third-party certificate authority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mangalam Rathinasabapathy, Patrick Simek, Xinghuo Zeng, Harpreet Miglani, Roshane Silva
  • Patent number: 10185549
    Abstract: Technologies are described for updating a live system with static changes. According to some examples, changes such as installing and/or removing features may be applied to a cloud based service in live environment without disrupting the service. New software may be patched and installed on an upgraded machine (i.e., server). New features, diagnostics, and language packs may be added. Existing features and certificates may be removed. To accomplish these, new software to be installed and existing software to be removed may be detected. Removal and additions may be performed without preparation and activation of replacement farms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Simek, Gaia Carini, Min Shao, Randy Thomson, Prashant Gaurav, Ankur Jauhari
  • Publication number: 20180041346
    Abstract: The techniques described herein facilitate scope-based certificate deployment for secure dedicated tenant access in multi-tenant, cloud-based content and collaboration environments. In some embodiments, a method is described that he includes receiving an incoming authentication request from an access system, wherein the authentication request includes metadata, extracting the metadata from the authentication request, and processing the metadata to identify a tenant corresponding to the request. A tenant-specific certificate associated with the tenant is then accessed and provided to the access system for validation by a third-party certificate authority.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Mangalam Rathinasabapathy, Patrick Simek, Xinghuo Zeng, Harpreet Miglani, Roshane Silva
  • Publication number: 20180018162
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and software to enhance the upgrade process with respect to software service deployments. In at least one implementation, a user interface to an administrative portal for administering an initial deployment of a software service is presented and a notification that an upgrade is available is surfaced therein. In response to a selection of the notification in the user interface, upgrade controls are surfaced in the user interface for controlling a pace of the upgrade with respect to service components of the initial deployment. The upgrade is then applied incrementally to the service components based least in part on the pace of the upgrade specified via the upgrade controls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Tarun Bhatia, Zohar Raz, Ankur Jauhari, Mustafaraj Dhrolia, Patrick Simek, Randy D. Thomson
  • Publication number: 20170371639
    Abstract: Technologies are described for updating a live system with static changes. According to some examples, changes such as installing and/or removing features may be applied to a cloud based service in live environment without disrupting the service. New software may be patched and installed on an upgraded machine (i.e., server). New features, diagnostics, and language packs may be added. Existing features and certificates may be removed. To accomplish these, new software to be installed and existing software to be removed may be detected. Removal and additions may be performed without preparation and activation of replacement farms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Simek, Gaia Carini, Min Shao, Randy Thomson, Prashant Gaurav, Ankur Jauhari
  • Patent number: 9804835
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and software to enhance the upgrade process with respect to software service deployments. In at least one implementation, a user interface to an administrative portal for administering an initial deployment of a software service is presented and a notification that an upgrade is available is surfaced therein. In response to a selection of the notification in the user interface, upgrade controls are surfaced in the user interface for controlling a pace of the upgrade with respect to service components of the initial deployment. The upgrade is then applied incrementally to the service components based least in part on the pace of the upgrade specified via the upgrade controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tarun Bhatia, Zohar Raz, Ankur Jauhari, Mustafaraj Dhrolia, Patrick Simek, Randy D. Thomson
  • Publication number: 20150379296
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a network file management system 120 may use a persistent metadata store 410 and an access control list 420 to facilitate a batch rollout. The network file management system 120 may maintain a content database 312. A network file management system 120 may store a metadata set for the content database 312 in a separate persistent metadata store 410.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Le Chang, Fuyuan Bie, Randy Thomson, Patrick Simek, Balinder Malhi, Lei Sun, Ankur Jauhari, Dylan Nunley, Guilherme Rodrigues Nogueira de Souza, Brad Smith, Wei-qiang Guo, Sean Lamont Grant Livingston, Corey Roussel
  • Publication number: 20150363190
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and software to enhance the upgrade process with respect to software service deployments. In at least one implementation, a user interface to an administrative portal for administering an initial deployment of a software service is presented and a notification that an upgrade is available is surfaced therein. In response to a selection of the notification in the user interface, upgrade controls are surfaced in the user interface for controlling a pace of the upgrade with respect to service components of the initial deployment. The upgrade is then applied incrementally to the service components based least in part on the pace of the upgrade specified via the upgrade controls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Tarun Bhatia, Zohar Raz, Ankur Jauhari, Mustafaraj Dhrolia, Patrick Simek, Randy D. Thomson
  • Publication number: 20150317187
    Abstract: Objects are placed on hosts using hard constraints and soft constraints. The objects to be placed on the host may be many different types of objects. For example, the objects to place may include tenants in a database, virtual machines on a physical machine, databases on a virtual machine, tenants in directory forests, tenants in farms, and the like. When determining a host for an object, a pool of hosts is filtered through a series of hard constraints. The remaining pool of hosts is further filtered through soft constraints to help in selection of a host. A host is then chosen from the remaining hosts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Hopmann, Marc Keith Windle, Patrick Simek, Erick Raymundo Lerma, Dan Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 9075661
    Abstract: Objects are placed on hosts using hard constraints and soft constraints. The objects to be placed on the host may be many different types of objects. For example, the objects to place may include tenants in a database, virtual machines on a physical machine, databases on a virtual machine, tenants in directory forests, tenants in farms, and the like. When determining a host for an object, a pool of hosts is filtered through a series of hard constraints. The remaining pool of hosts is further filtered through soft constraints to help in selection of a host. A host is then chosen from the remaining hosts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Hopmann, Marc Keith Windle, Patrick Simek, Erick Raymundo Lerma, Dan Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 9015177
    Abstract: An online service includes managed databases that include one or more tenants (e.g. customers, users). A multi-tenant database may be split between two or more databases while the database being split continues processing requests. For example, web servers continue to request operations on the database while content is being moved. After moving the content, tenant traffic is automatically redirected to the database that contains the tenant's content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason M. Cahill, Alexander Hopmann, Eric Fox, Balinder Malhi, Zach Rosenfield, Marc Keith Windle, Patrick Simek
  • Publication number: 20130117738
    Abstract: Upgrade control checks may be provided. A user may be notified that at least one upgrade is available. In response to receiving a selection of the at least one upgrade from the user, a check may be made to determine whether the at least one upgrade conflicts with an existing component. If no conflict is detected, the upgrade may be performed. If a conflict does exist, a repair may be attempted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Lamont Grant Livingston, Meher J. Abidi, Ahmet Aktay, Le Chang, Vishwas Kulkarni, Liping Liu, Hongzhou Ma, John Edward Menges, Randy D. Thomson, Patrick Simek, John Fan
  • Patent number: 8386501
    Abstract: An online service includes managed databases that include one or more tenants (e.g. customers, users). A multi-tenant database may be split between two or more databases while the database being split continues processing requests. For example, web servers continue to request operations on the database while content is being moved. After moving the content, tenant traffic is automatically redirected to the database that contains the tenant's content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Cahill, Alexander Hopmann, Eric Fox, Balinder Malhi, Zach Rosenfield, Marc Keith Windle, Patrick Simek
  • Publication number: 20120102484
    Abstract: Software that would not normally be able to be installed on a machine through a remote process is installed by a high privilege installer running on the machine. A request is received from a remote machine to install software on the machine using the high privilege installer. The high privilege installer determines when software that was requested remotely is to be installed. For example, the high privilege installer may monitor an install queue for software to be installed. When there are entries in the install queue, the high privilege installer is used to install the software. When there are no entries in the install queue, the high privilege installer may sleep until there is more software that is identified to be installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Hopmann, Zach Rosenfield, Marc Keith Windle, Patrick Simek, Erick Raymundo Lerma, Doron Bar-Caspi
  • Publication number: 20120102480
    Abstract: A cloud manager is utilized in the patching of physical machines and virtual machines that are used within an online service, such as an online content management service. The cloud manager assists in the scheduling of the application of software patches to the machines (physical and virtual) within the network such that the availability of the online service is maintained while machines are being patched. The machines to be patched are partitioned into groups that are patched at different times. Generally, the groups are partitioned into a highly available independent groups of machines such that one or more of the groups that are not currently being patched continue to provide the service(s) of the group that is being patched. The machines (physical and virtual) within each of the groups may be patched in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Hopmann, Zach Rosenfield, Marc Keith Windle, Patrick Simek, Erick Raymundo Lerma, Doron Bar-Caspi, Tarkan Sevilmis, Maxim Lukiyanov
  • Publication number: 20120102067
    Abstract: An online service includes managed databases that include one or more tenants (e.g. customers, users). A multi-tenant database may be split between two or more databases while the database being split continues processing requests. For example, web servers continue to request operations on the database while content is being moved. After moving the content, tenant traffic is automatically redirected to the database that contains the tenant's content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason M. Cahill, Alexander Hopmann, Eric Fox, Balinder Malhi, Zach Rosenfield, Marc Keith Windle, Patrick Simek
  • Publication number: 20120102199
    Abstract: Objects are placed on hosts using hard constraints and soft constraints. The objects to be placed on the host may be many different types of objects. For example, the objects to place may include tenants in a database, virtual machines on a physical machine, databases on a virtual machine, tenants in directory forests, tenants in farms, and the like. When determining a host for an object, a pool of hosts is filtered through a series of hard constraints. The remaining pool of hosts is further filtered through soft constraints to help in selection of a host. A host is then chosen from the remaining hosts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Hopmann, Marc Keith Windle, Patrick Simek, Erick Raymundo Lerma, Dan Rosenthal