Patents by Inventor Praveen Seshadri

Praveen Seshadri 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: 20070156656
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a subscription modeling system and methodology. A query processor receives subscription query and subscriber information and transforms the query and subscriber information into data. An index component propagates at least one database with the transformed data; and a matching component that associates the transformed data with event data to generate a database of notification data that can be delivered to subscribers. The invention provides for abstracting subscription and subscriber information (as well as event information if desired) to high-level classes (e.g., data fields)—thus the invention provides for modeling such notification related information as data. Subscription applications can thus be developed at high levels wherein complex subscription queries and subscriber information can be defined as data fields for example. Databases in accordance with the data fields can be propagated with subscription/subscriber specific information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shyamalan Pather, Praveen Seshadri, Phil Garrett, Robert Blanch, Holly Knight, Richard Dievendorff, Vince Curley
  • Patent number: 7209916
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and methodology to facilitate timely delivery of notifications and performance of automated actions for users in the framework of an ad-hoc rules processing environment. An information agent operates as a distributed application to perform automated actions for users in accordance with user preferences and context. Various rules can be executed to delay, inhibit, and/or enable an action such as sending notifications according to the preferences and current user states as determined from the context. The rules can include data centric matching logic, set-oriented execution rules, rule ordering/interaction hierarchies, and ad-hoc Boolean combinations, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Praveen Seshadri, Philip Garrett, Holly Knight, Robert F. Blanch, Shyamalan Pather
  • Patent number: 7177859
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a subscription modeling system and methodology. A query processor receives subscription query and subscriber information and transforms the query and subscriber information into data. An index component propagates at least one database with the transformed data; and a matching component that associates the transformed data with event data to generate a database of notification data that can be delivered to subscribers. The invention provides for abstracting subscription and subscriber information (as well as event information if desired) to high-level classes (e.g., data fields)—thus the invention provides for modeling such notification related information as data. Subscription applications can thus be developed at high levels wherein complex subscription queries and subscriber information can be defined as data fields for example. Databases in accordance with the data fields can be propagated with subscription/subscriber specific information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Shyamalan Pather, Praveen Seshadri, Phil Garrett, Robert F. Blanch, Holly Knight, Dick Dievendorff, Vince H. Curley
  • Publication number: 20060195467
    Abstract: A data organization system comprises an interface component that receives input that relates to properties associated with a first item type. A set generator component filters a collection of items of the first item type as a function of select properties associated with the input and creates and stores a first filtered set of items of the first item type. The first filtered set of items can, for example, be stored as one of a dynamic set and a static set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Pearce, Shishir Mehrotra, Anh Truong, Praveen Seshadri, Steven Demar, Shane Williams, Alexander DeNeui
  • Publication number: 20060195850
    Abstract: A system for automating data processing is presented. The system comprises an end-user programming module that is integrated with an underlying file system and that maps an event of a computing system to at least one automatic action that is defined by an end user. The system also includes an event handler that responds to events and causes the at least one automatic action to be performed. Methods of using the system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2005
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Holly Knight, Praveen Seshadri, Katica Iceva, Shahaf Abileah
  • Publication number: 20060195411
    Abstract: A system for creating data processing tasks comprises an end-user programming module that allows an end user to associate one or more end-user-defined actions to at least one available computing component. The system also includes a rules platform that provides a binding of the one or more end-user-defined actions with the available computing component such that an integrated end-user program is created using the available computing component. Methods of using the system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Holly Knight, Praveen Seshadri, Katica Iceva, Shahaf Abileah
  • Publication number: 20060195476
    Abstract: Data management between a common data store and multiple applications of multiple disparate application frameworks. A data storage component is provided that facilitates the storage of data, which data includes structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. A common data platform interfaces to the data storage component to provide data services accessible by a plurality of disparate application frameworks, which data services allow a corresponding application of the different frameworks to access the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Anil Nori, Sameet Agarwal, Jose Blakeley, Pedro Celis, Praveen Seshadri, Soner Terek, Arthur Whitten, Dale Woodford
  • Publication number: 20050246637
    Abstract: A system and/or methodology that enables personalization as a platform service for applications via a rich data view. More particularly, the subject invention provides for a rich data view to be rendered to an end-user whereas management of the data can be effected (e.g., personalized) thereafter. In other words, the invention enables a user to establish and access personalized mechanisms via a rich data view. The personalized mechanisms are based upon rule-based logic with respect to application data types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Holly Knight, Praveen Seshadri, Douglas Pearce
  • Publication number: 20050246304
    Abstract: Rules architecture that facilitates data management of an application such that the application can be personalized by the end-user for the end-user. Included is a customization component that facilitates the exposing of an application generated event to an end-user. A rules component allows the end-user to create one or more rules to process the event, which one or more rules facilitate the submission of application data associated with the event for external and internal processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Holly Knight, Praveen Seshadri, Robert Gerber, Stephen Dossick, Vincent Curley, Shyamalan Pather
  • Publication number: 20050246686
    Abstract: A rules-based software architecture that provides the infrastructure for the definition and execution of end-user rules logic. This enables end-user automation of data in a unified storage platform using simple IF-THEN rules. The architecture includes a monitoring component that tracks items associated with the data, and a rules component interfaces to the rules component, and employs metadata associated with the tracked items to provide for automated handling of a subset of the items. The system further provides for defining virtual collections and items in the system using content based logic. The system further comprises one or more trigger components that sets items and collections of items dynamically active as a function of trigger logic. Additional components can include a constraint component for imposing constraint logic on items, and a decision component that supports enabling application customization logic at decision points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Praveen Seshadri, Holly Knight, Robert Gerber, Stephen Dossick, Vincent Curley
  • Publication number: 20050201533
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dynamic response telecommunication system and method. The present dynamic response system marries client, server and services with telecommunication service provider's back-end to provide a richer customer experience in place of or in combination with static voice answering or messaging. The present invention enables dynamic creation of a response to an incoming telephone call based on evaluation of a calling party's credentials against local information and call rules stored on a user's computer system or device or alternatively cached at the service provider. The result can be a dynamic response message, locale and announcer information for prompt playback in a specific language as well as action options for further call processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Sean Emam, Anh Truong, Robert O'Brien, Praveen Seshadri, John Wilcox
  • Publication number: 20050091184
    Abstract: The present systems and methods disclose a system for personalizing computer functionality. End-users are provided with tools to easily write rich and complex preferences, for example, by using a plurality simple IF-THEN propositional logic. The preferences are then transformed into queries and executed efficiently on structured data. Preferences that are satisfied then execute actions such as providing notification or storing data in a particular folder. Furthermore, according to an aspect of the invention, data, logic, events, inter alia, are all schematized, thereby enabling sharing of data between application components and across applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Inventors: Praveen Seshadri, Holly Knight, Robert Gerber, Stephen Dossick
  • Publication number: 20050021540
    Abstract: A system and method for a rules based engine which allows a user to act on and set rules with regard to data items. Known rules engines have typically only been applied to single item types (e.g., e-mail). The rules engine of the present invention provides a user with a way to build up sets of items from within a common store of items, and to develop common actions on items conforming to the sets. The common store of items may include different types of items, such as e-mails, documents, items constructed for arbitrary business workflow, etc. The invention allows a user to automate business practices or work flows (e.g., “notify me when items like this appear” and/or “automatically back up these types of items to my server”).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy McKee, Michael Arcuri, Chaitanya Sareen, Lyon Wong, Praveen Seshadri
  • Publication number: 20040068481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and methodology to facilitate automated delivery of notifications according to various applications that can be employed with the framework of a notification platform. The applications are described by models that enable users to easily/conveniently interact with the notification platform. One such model includes a brokering model acting as a third party to receive user definitions of desired services and then chains such services in order to deliver a service bundle to the user in accordance with the platform. A dynamic pricing model can be provided to facilitate delivery of services according to various factors such as volume pricing discounts for notification services. A subscription access model is provided to enable users to conveniently subscribe and un-subscribe to services, whereas a push/pull model may be employed to give users one or more options regarding delivery of alternative services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Inventors: Praveen Seshadri, Shyamalan Pather, Philip Garrett, Robert F. Blanch, Holly Knight, Charles Tete Mensa-Annan
  • Publication number: 20040002972
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a subscription modeling system and methodology. A query processor receives subscription query and subscriber information and transforms the query and subscriber information into data. An index component propagates at least one database with the transformed data; and a matching component that associates the transformed data with event data to generate a database of notification data that can be delivered to subscribers. The invention provides for abstracting subscription and subscriber information (as well as event information if desired) to high-level classes (e.g., data fields)—thus the invention provides for modeling such notification related information as data. Subscription applications can thus be developed at high levels wherein complex subscription queries and subscriber information can be defined as data fields for example. Databases in accordance with the data fields can be propagated with subscription/subscriber specific information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Publication date: January 1, 2004
    Inventors: Shyamalan Pather, Praveen Seshadri, Phil Garrett, Robert F. Blanch, Holly Knight, Richard Dievendorff, Vincent H. Curley
  • Publication number: 20040002958
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a notification system architecture for hosting subscription applications. The architecture models applications as set oriented data concept to achieve matching efficiency and employs a transactional database as a queue to provide reliable services. Additionally, the architecture consists of distinct components such as an event provider, notification engine, and distributor that are able to be coupled/decoupled and replicated as necessary to enable system scalability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Publication date: January 1, 2004
    Inventors: Praveen Seshadri, Phil Garrett, Robert F. Blanch, Shyamalan Pather, Holly Knight, Richard Dievendorff, Vincent H. Curley
  • Publication number: 20040002988
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and methodology for modeling subscription information and/or subscriber information as data. An interface provides for developers of subscription applications to enter subscription queries and subscriber information. The interface includes an application definition file (ADF) by which the developers can specify subscription application specific information; and an execution engine that processes the ADF by reading contents thereof and building application specific databases from schema information corresponding to the processed ADF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Publication date: January 1, 2004
    Inventors: Praveen Seshadri, Phil Garrett, Prakash Sundaresan, Robert F. Blanch, Holly Knight, Richard Dievendorff
  • Patent number: 5548755
    Abstract: A system for optimizing SQL queries in a relational database management system using magic decorrelation. After representing an assembly of multiple SQL queries in computer memory using data structures configured in the query box representation ("QBR") format, queries amenable to decorrelation are identified, and FEED and ABSORB stages are applied to rewrite the QBR in decorrelated form. The FEED stage generates a set of correlation values that the subquery can use to decorrelate. The ABSORB stage decorrelates the subquery using the correlation values prepared by the FEED stage, resulting in the correlation bindings being absorbed into the subquery. The invention thereby takes full advantage of set-at-a-time, rather than tuple-at-a-time, processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ting Y. Leung, Mir H. Pirahesh, Praveen Seshadri