Patents by Inventor Ricard Roma i Dalfo

Ricard Roma i Dalfo 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: 8805778
    Abstract: Techniques to cross-synchronize data are described. An apparatus may comprise a cross-synchronization component to synchronize multiple data items for different application programs between multiple client devices synchronized using multiple synchronization circuits. The cross-synchronization component may determine whether changes to the multiple data items made at a first client device are propagated to a second client device using consistency information maintained by a consistency group item for a consistency group including the data items. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ricard Roma i Dalfo, Rolando Jimenez Salgado, Satish Thatte, Anton Kirillov, Maarten Mullender
  • Publication number: 20120260162
    Abstract: Techniques for enterprise data as office content are described. An apparatus may comprise a client device having an application program, an insertion component and an update component. The insertion component may be arranged to insert source data elements from a data source into a document for the application program. The update component may be arranged to update the inserted data elements as the source data elements are modified. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Todd J. Abel, Satish R. Thatte, Ricard Roma i Dalfo, Mark C. McLoughlin, Greg Prickril, Alex Burst
  • Patent number: 8224769
    Abstract: Techniques for enterprise data as office content are described. An apparatus may comprise a client device having an application program, an insertion component and an update component. The insertion component may be arranged to insert source data elements from a data source into a document for the application program. The update component may be arranged to update the inserted data elements as the source data elements are modified. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Todd J. Abel, Satish R. Thatte, Ricard Roma i Dalfo, Mark C. McLoughlin, Greg Prickril, Alex Burst
  • Publication number: 20120130945
    Abstract: Techniques to cross-synchronize data are described. An apparatus may comprise a cross-synchronization component to synchronize multiple data items for different application programs between multiple client devices synchronized using multiple synchronization circuits. The cross-synchronization component may determine whether changes to the multiple data items made at a first client device are propagated to a second client device using consistency information maintained by a consistency group item for a consistency group including the data items. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ricard Roma i Dalfó, Rolando Jimenez Salgado, Satish Thatte, Anton Kirillov, Maarten Mullender
  • Patent number: 8131670
    Abstract: Techniques to cross-synchronize data are described. An apparatus may comprise a cross-synchronization component to synchronize multiple data items for different application programs between multiple client devices synchronized using multiple synchronization circuits. The cross-synchronization component may determine whether changes to the multiple data items made at a first client device are propagated to a second client device using consistency information maintained by a consistency group item for a consistency group including the data items. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ricard Roma i Dalfo, Rolando Jimenez Salgado, Satish Thatte, Anton Kirillov, Maarten Mullender
  • Patent number: 8095565
    Abstract: Metadata is used to create customized user interface (UI) portions for an application. The metadata may be XML-based and can be interpreted and then rendered to implement a customized UI that also supports data binding between data and the UI controls. Once created, the metadata is processed by a rendering engine to display the UI controls. An interpreter may be used to interpret the metadata file before it is sent to the rendering engine. Neither the rendering engine nor the interpreter needs knowledge of the host application and provides support for arbitrary metadata driven UI. The metadata schema may include mechanisms to create custom controls for the UI; programmatically modify the UI controls by providing access to a code-behind assembly as well as support event handling for the UI controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick M. Dengler, Arvind K. Krishnan, Jagdish Singh, Lawrence M. Sanchez, Sai Shankar, Satish Kumar Chittamuru, Zoltan Pekic, Nabarun Mondal, Namendra Kumar, Ricard Roma i Dalfó
  • Patent number: 7921189
    Abstract: A single virtual image of client information centrally located at an always-on network location for maintaining equivalency among multiple user devices. The image can be accessed by the user devices when coming online to upload and receive changes in the client information. A mid-tier system can be employed as the always-on central location with which the user client machines can communicate to maintain the same set of client information. Services in support thereof include an ownership service for dynamic selection of a designated client machine to take ownership for performing the actions on one client machine and arbitration of duplicate requests, a notification service for allowing data sources to publish cache update instructions to a central place, a roaming service for allowing clients machines to share state with each other, and an encryption service for secure storage and communications of client information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul Kapoor, Rolando Jimenez Salgado, Satish Thatte, Yi Mao, Ricard Roma I Dalfó, Anuj Bansal, Saji Varkey
  • Patent number: 7882170
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling a host application and uses thereof access to otherwise inaccessible information configured solely for use by other types of applications. The information may be exposed for use by the host application as information elements (e.g., metadata). During execution the host application may dynamically access these information elements using references specifying the information elements. These references may be used to retrieve pieces of information for display and/or modification by users. The content provided by the application may have an associated smart tag or uniform resource locater that specifies the reference. Further, for particular content, references may be generated from a structural abstraction representing the structure of the content. The structural abstraction may have one or more nodes corresponding to one or more respective sections of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Parichay Saxena, Todd Abel, Ricard Roma i Dalfó
  • Patent number: 7565489
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for identifying relevant information to cache. A computer system accesses a marked data entity that has been marked for caching at a client computer system. The marked data entry is marked for caching based on the relevance of the marked data entity from the perspective of a requested data entity. The computer system identifies relationships from the marked data entity to one or more other data entities. The computer system selects, from among the identified relationships, any relationships that satisfy a relevance threshold from the perspective of the requested data entity. The computer system identifies, from among the one or more other data entities, any of the other data entities that correspond to a selected relationship satisfying the relevance threshold. The computer system marks the identified other data entities for caching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Maarten Willem Mullender, Ricard Roma i Dalfó
  • Publication number: 20080222079
    Abstract: Techniques for enterprise data as office content are described. An apparatus may comprise a client device having an application program, an insertion component and an update component. The insertion component may be arranged to insert source data elements from a data source into a document for the application program. The update component may be arranged to update the inserted data elements as the source data elements are modified. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Todd J. Abel, Satish R. Thatte, Ricard Roma i Dalfo, Mark C. McLoughlin, Greg Prickril, Alex Burst
  • Publication number: 20080208806
    Abstract: Techniques for a web services data access layer are described. An apparatus may comprise a client device having an application program, a data access layer, and a client data store. The data access layer may comprise a cache manager component and a queue manager component. The application program may request an operation for an office business entity, with the cache manager component to perform the operation using data stored by the client data store. The queue manager component may store the operation in an operational queue. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ricard Roma i Dalfo, Constantin Stanciu, Rolando Jimenez Salgado, Satish Thatte, Sundar Paranthaman, Rahul Kapoor
  • Publication number: 20080208919
    Abstract: Techniques to cross-synchronize data are described. An apparatus may comprise a cross-synchronization component to synchronize multiple data items for different application programs between multiple client devices synchronized using multiple synchronization circuits. The cross-synchronization component may determine whether changes to the multiple data items made at a first client device are propagated to a second client device using consistency information maintained by a consistency group item for a consistency group including the data items. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ricard Roma i Dalfo, Rolando Jimenez Salgado, Satish Thatte, Anton Kirillov, Maarten Mullender
  • Publication number: 20080120362
    Abstract: A single virtual image of client information centrally located at an always-on network location for maintaining equivalency among multiple user devices. The image can be accessed by the user devices when coming online to upload and receive changes in the client information. A mid-tier system can be employed as the always-on central location with which the user client machines can communicate to maintain the same set of client information. Services in support thereof include an ownership service for dynamic selection of a designated client machine to take ownership for performing the actions on one client machine and arbitration of duplicate requests, a notification service for allowing data sources to publish cache update instructions to a central place, a roaming service for allowing clients machines to share state with each other, and an encryption service for secure storage and communications of client information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul Kapoor, Rolando Jimenez Salgado, Satish Thatte, Yi Mao, Ricard Roma I Dalfo, Anuj Bansal, Saji Varkey
  • Patent number: 7308498
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for automating a request for access to computer accessible resources. If access to a computer accessible resource is denied, an automated request for access may be forwarded to a provider of the resource without the need for the requestor to know the identity and/or address of the provider. If the provider grants access to the requestor, access may be automatically granted, or access may be granted along with a notification to the requestor of the granted access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Olsen, Ricard Roma i Dalfó, Isaac Nichols, Ashok Kuppusamy, Jacob Eisdorfer
  • Patent number: 7231436
    Abstract: Automation objects are implemented in a client-server model to control operations on one or more client machines from a single machine automation control module, such as a test program. The machine automation control module instantiates machine automation server objects in a server process. The control module can then instruct the server objects to instantiate corresponding machine automation client objects on specified client machines via a connection mechanism. Object-oriented automation classes are provided in a library and may be extended to meet customized requirements of a given testing procedure. Examples of automation objects may include, without limitation, application objects, machine image objects, snapshot objects, file and registry access objects, reboot objects, autologon objects, and command execution objects. Automation objects allow the re-establishment of remote control after the loss of control resulting from a reboot, a relogon, or a disk image restoration, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ricard Roma i Dalfó, Karel Blaha, Jr., James Elder
  • Publication number: 20050268219
    Abstract: A generic SmartTag module has a generic recognizer and a generic action handler. The generic module is provided for a platform with access to a repository having SmartTag configuration information and recognizers and action handlers for each host application residing in the platform. The repository may be a shared datastore available to many platforms. The generic module can dynamically load and unload selected recognizers and action handlers from the repository at run-time. The generic module can handle the registrations with the host applications and implement the SmartTags interfaces. The generic module can determine a context of the document and load recognizers and action handlers from the repository based on the determined context. The generic module can evaluate expressions (e.g., regular .NET expressions) and perform searches in the document for data that is stored in a data source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Ricard Roma i Dalfo
  • Publication number: 20050262440
    Abstract: Described are techniques and mechanisms directed at enabling a markup transformation that is localizable. Generally stated, a transform receives as input two things: (1) an input document containing markup, and (2) transformation instructions including an identifier of a particular element that has different values based on a localized variable. During the process, the transform retrieves from a data structure a localized value associated with the identifier. The transform then proceeds with the transformation using the localized value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Constantin Stanciu, Ricard Roma i Dalfo