Patents by Inventor Rodney Limprecht

Rodney Limprecht 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: 7389514
    Abstract: A run-time executive of an object management system for managing execution of software components in an object execution environment uses a component context object to store intrinsic context properties related to an associated component. The run-time executive maintains an implicit association of the component context object with the application component. For example, the context properties can include a client id, an activity id, and a transaction reference. The component context object also provides an interface accessible to the associated component, with member functions for use in transaction processing, in creating additional other application components inheriting component's context properties, and in access control based on abstract user classes (roles).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Wilfred G. Russell, Patrick J. Helland, Greg Hope, Rodney Limprecht, Mohsen M. Al-Ghosein, Jan S. Gray
  • Publication number: 20060168052
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for reliably and securely transferring queued application messages. Application messages are (e.g., binary or text) encoded and then encapsulated in transfer messages, enqueue messages, and dequeue responses such that composable protocol elements used in application messages can be reused in the transfer messages, enqueue messages, and dequeue responses. Transfer message headers are encoded and then encapsulated along with encoded application messages such that composable protocol elements used in transfer headers and application messages can be reused in the store and forward messages. Application messages, transfer messages, enqueue messages, dequeue responses, and store and forward messages can all be configured in accordance with the same messaging protocol, such as, for example, Simple Object Access Protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Krishnan Srinivasan, Craig Critchley, Uday Hegde, Alan Geller, David Driver, Richard Hill, Rodney Limprecht
  • Publication number: 20060168023
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for reliably and securely transferring queued application messages. Application messages are (e.g.,. binary or text) encoded and then encapsulated in transfer messages, enqueue messages, and dequeue responses such that composable protocol elements used in application messages can be reused in the transfer messages, enqueue messages, and dequeue responses. Transfer message headers are encoded and then encapsulated along with encoded application messages such that composable protocol elements used in transfer headers and application messages can be reused in the store and forward messages. Application messages, transfer messages, enqueue messages, dequeue responses, and store and forward messages can all be configured in accordance with the same messaging protocol, such as, for example, Simple Object Access Protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Krishnan Srinivasan, Craig Critchley, Uday Hegde, Alan Geller, David Driver, Richard Hill, Rodney Limprecht
  • Patent number: 7076784
    Abstract: A run-time executive of an object management system for managing execution of software components in an object execution environment uses a component context object to store intrinsic context properties related to an associated component. The run-time executive maintains an implicit association of the component context object with the application component. For example, the context properties can include a client id, an activity id, and a transaction reference. The component context object also provides an interface accessible to the associated component, with member functions for use in transaction processing, in creating additional other application components inheriting component's context properties, and in access control based on abstract user classes (roles).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Wilfred G. Russell, Patrick James Helland, Greg Hope, Rodney Limprecht, Mohsen Al-Ghosein, Jan Stephen Gray
  • Publication number: 20060130069
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for reliably and securely transferring queued application messages. Application messages are (e.g.,. binary or text) encoded and then encapsulated in transfer messages, enqueue messages, and dequeue responses such that composable protocol elements used in application messages can be reused in the transfer messages, enqueue messages, and dequeue responses. Transfer message headers are encoded and then encapsulated along with encoded application messages such that composable protocol elements used in transfer headers and application messages can be reused in the store and forward messages. Application messages, transfer messages, enqueue messages, dequeue responses, and store and forward messages can all be configured in accordance with the same messaging protocol, such as, for example, Simple Object Access Protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Krishnan Srinivasan, Craig Critchley, Uday Hegde, Alan Geller, David Driver, Richard Hill, Rodney Limprecht
  • Publication number: 20060129690
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide for a binding mechanism between RM protocols and request-response transport protocols (e.g., HTTP) in a one-way message exchange pattern. The present invention leverages existing network characteristics of request-response transport protocols without reconfiguration or deployment of new infrastructure services. A request-response transport model is asymmetrical in nature and provides two data-flows; a request flow and a reply flow. When an initiator is not addressable and/or when communication requires a request-response transport, the present invention allows infrastructure and application messages to be sent on the request flow, while acknowledgments and other infrastructure messages may be sent back across the reply flow of the transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Hill, Stefan Batres, Shy Cohen, Michael Dice, Rodney Limprecht
  • Publication number: 20060123119
    Abstract: The present invention monitors the receipt of messages between two endpoints on established sequence session in accordance with a Reliable Messaging protocol for Web Services (RM-WS protocol). The messages received may be application or infrastructure messages (e.g., acknowledgement messages in accordance with the RM-WS protocol). Further, the present invention defines a time period known as the inactivity timeout, which is an upper limit to the time that may pass without receiving a message (either application or infrastructure) on the sequence session. Based on this inactivity timeout period, the present invention calculates time periods for sending idempotent infrastructure messages in accordance with the RM-WS protocol for verifying and maintaining connection liveliness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Hill, Stefan Batres, Shy Cohen, Michael Moroney, Rodney Limprecht, Margaret Lye
  • Patent number: 7043733
    Abstract: A component-based framework includes system services and component integration interfaces that provide a run-time environment for component-based server application in which server application components have control over the duration of their state independent of client action. The framework provides functions that a server application component calls to indicate its work for a client is complete, and its state is to be destroyed. On the component's return from the client's method call, the framework destroys the component's state thus releasing any server computer resources held by the component. This allows the server application components to be programmed so as to minimize the duration that their state remains in memory consuming server computer resources, and which enhances scalability of the server application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Rodney Limprecht, Patrick James Helland, Mohsen Al-Ghosein
  • Publication number: 20050262173
    Abstract: A virtual applications architecture is provided according to the present invention. The architecture includes a topology manager for managing applications across a plurality of members, and a virtual applications manager for defining a plurality of resources comprising the applications. The topology manager communicates with the plurality of members to initiate scaling of the applications associated with the virtual applications manager to the members. The architecture may also include a replication system for deploying the applications to the members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Philippe Choquier, Quentin Clark, William Devlin, Lara Dillingham, Cameron Ferroni, Justin Grant, Rodney Limprecht, John Ludeman, Alexander Mallet, Boyd Multerer, Martin Sleeman, Michael Thomas
  • Publication number: 20050149953
    Abstract: A component-based framework includes system services and component integration interfaces that provide a run-time environment for component-based server application in which server application components have control over the duration of their state independent of client action. The framework provides functions that a server application component calls to indicate its work for a client is complete, and its state is to be destroyed. On the component's return from the client's method call, the framework destroys the component's state thus releasing any server computer resources held by the component. This allows the server application components to be programmed so as to minimize the duration that their state remains in memory consuming server computer resources, and which enhances scalability of the server application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Rodney Limprecht, Patrick Helland, Mohsen Agsen
  • Publication number: 20050144590
    Abstract: A component-based framework includes system services and component integration interfaces that provide a run-time environment for component-based server application in which server application components have control over the duration of their state independent of client action. The framework provides functions that a server application component calls to indicate its work for a client is complete, and its state is to be destroyed. On the component's return from the client's method call, the framework destroys the component's state thus releasing any server computer resources held by the component. This allows the server application components to be programmed so as to minimize the duration that their state remains in memory consuming server computer resources, and which enhances scalability of the server application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Rodney Limprecht, Patrick Helland, Mohsen Agsen
  • Publication number: 20050015775
    Abstract: A run-time executive of an object management system for managing execution of software components in an object execution environment uses a component context object to store intrinsic context properties related to an associated component. The run-time executive maintains an implicit association of the component context object with the application component. For example, the context properties can include a client id, an activity id, and a transaction reference. The component context object also provides an interface accessible to the associated component, with member functions for use in transaction processing, in creating additional other application components inheriting component's context properties, and in access control based on abstract user classes (roles).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Wilfred Russell, Patrick Helland, Greg Hope, Rodney Limprecht, Mohsen Al-Ghosein, Jan Gray
  • Publication number: 20040230986
    Abstract: A component-based framework includes system services and component integration interfaces that provide a run-time environment for component-based server application in which server application components have control over the duration of their state independent of client action. The framework provides functions that a server application component calls to indicate its work for a client is complete, and its state is to be destroyed. On the component's return from the client's method call, the framework destroys the component's state thus releasing any server computer resources held by the component. This allows the server application components to be programmed so as to minimize the duration that their state remains in memory consuming server computer resources, and which enhances scalability of the server application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Rodney Limprecht, Patrick James Helland, Mohsen Al-Ghosein
  • Patent number: 6813769
    Abstract: A component-based framework includes system services and component integration interfaces that provide a run-time environment for component-based server application in which server application components have control over the duration of their state independent of client action. The framework provides functions that a server application component calls to indicate its work for a client is complete, and its state is to be destroyed. On the component's return from the client's method call, the framework destroys the component's state thus releasing any server computer resources held by the component. This allows the server application components to be programmed so as to minimize the duration that their state remains in memory consuming server computer resources, and which enhances scalability of the server application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Rodney Limprecht, Patrick James Helland, Mohsen Al-Ghosein
  • Patent number: 6714962
    Abstract: A multi-tier server application architecture provides a simplified programming model of multiple user server applications that enhances programmer productivity. The multi-tier architecture comprises a client tier for client application code that initiates processing by the server application in response to user input, a middle tier of object-oriented server application code, and a database tier of shared access data and management code. A run-time environment for the object-oriented server application code limits access to instantiated objects of the middle tier server application code to a single one of the users. Objects in the middle tier that are instantiated to initiate processing for a particular user and grouped into a collection. The run-time environment manages the flow of execution into the collection such that the collection has only a single logical thread of execution and access by the client application code is exclusive to the particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick James Helland, Rodney Limprecht, Mohsen Al-Ghosein, David R. Reed
  • Patent number: 6678696
    Abstract: A component-based framework includes system services and component integration interfaces that provide a run-time environment which automatically processes work of component-based server applications in transactions according to transactional rules or behaviors declaratively specified to apply to the respective components. A transaction attribute is declaratively specified for a server application component that represents whether the component requires execution in a transaction. When a client requests creation of a server application component without having first initiated a transaction and the component's transaction attribute indicates a transaction is required, the framework automatically initiates a transaction in which to run the server application component. The framework also completes the automatically initiated transaction upon receiving an indication from the server application component that its transactional work is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick James Helland, Rodney Limprecht, Mohsen Al-Ghosein, Wilfred G. Russell
  • Patent number: 6631425
    Abstract: A run-time environment implemented as system services and component integration interfaces provides scalable and robust component-based server applications by deactivating server application components between uses by a client program on separate items of work while allowing the client program to retain references to server application components when deactivated. When a server application component is deactivated, a data state of the component and any resources held by the component are released. The run-time environment activates a component on receiving a call by the client to the component while the component is deactivated, whereupon the component is instantiated with an initial data state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick James Helland, Rodney Limprecht, Mohsen Al-Ghosein, Wilfred G. Russell, Jan Stephen Gray
  • Patent number: 6473791
    Abstract: Intelligent Trust Management provides a centralized security facility that gives system components a flexible mechanism for implementing security policies. System components such as applications create a request describing an action that needs to be checked against an appropriate security policy. The request is given to a trust system that determines which policy object applies to the request, and may pass request arguments to the policy. The policy objects include executable code that uses any arguments along with dynamically obtained variable information to make a decision. The decision is returned to the system component, which then operates accordingly. Policy objects may maintain state and interface with the user independent of the system component in order to obtain information to make their decisions. Policy objects may call other policy objects and/or mathematically combine the results of other policy objects to make a decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mohsen Al-Ghosein, Jan S. Gray, Amit Mital, Rodney Limprecht
  • Patent number: 6301601
    Abstract: A run-time environment implemented as system services and component integration interfaces provides a capability for components of a component-based server application to reversibly disable committal of a transaction in which the component participates. On return from a call to the component which leaves the component's transactional work in an invalid state, the component can disable commit of the transaction so as to avoid premature committal of the component's transactional work. On return from a call to the component which renders the component's transactional work in a valid state, the component re-enables commit of the transaction. If committal of the transaction is initiated when any component in the transaction disables commit, the transaction is aborted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick James Helland, Rodney Limprecht, Mohsen Al-Ghosein
  • Patent number: 6134594
    Abstract: A multi-tier server application architecture provides a simplified programming model of multiple user server applications that enhances programmer productivity. The multi-tier architecture comprises a client tier for client application code that initiates processing by the server application in response to user input, a middle tier of object-oriented server application code, and a database tier of shared access data and management code. A run-time environment for the object-oriented server application code limits access to instantiated objects of the middle tier server application code to a single one of the users. Objects in the middle tier that are instantiated to initiate processing for a particular user and grouped into a collection. The run-time environment manages the flow of execution into the collection such that the collection has only a single logical thread of execution and access by the client application code is exclusive to the particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick James Helland, Rodney Limprecht, Mohsen Al-Ghosein, David R. Reed