Patents by Inventor Roman Rapp

Roman Rapp 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: 10031963
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for processing data objects in a computer system. In one embodiment, a method is provided that comprises (a) storing a first data object in a database in a non volatile storage, (b) creating a second data object assigned to the first data object, step (b) being triggered by step (a), and (c) processing the second data object by means of an object processor, the object processor creating a third data object using data contained in the second data object, data contained in the first data object and data contained in the database by applying a set of one or more pre-settable rules to the data contained in the first and second data objects and in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Roman Rapp
  • Patent number: 9436347
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products are provided for entering object assignments. In one implementation, a system is provided that comprises means for storing first and second object hierarchies, the second object hierarchy including a plurality of objects and at least one folder object being the root of a sub-hierarchy of objects, and each object of the first and second object hierarchies having an object type of a pre-defined set of object types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Roman A. Rapp
  • Patent number: 9207998
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method is presented for providing managerial access to a managed system. In this method, a definition of a procedure to be performed on the managed system is received into a managing system. A request to perform the procedure is received into the managing system from a user of the managing system. The procedure is performed in response to the request. The performing of the procedure includes initiating a plurality of functions resident in the managed system. Results indicative of the performing of the procedure are presented to the user of the managing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Roman Rapp, Helmut Fieres, Guenter Briam, Emmanuel Turci
  • Publication number: 20150161029
    Abstract: Enterprise applications are disclosed that support various business processes that are associated with a set of test plans. In a test phase of the application management life cycle, such business processes can be tested by generating test plans. Test steps associated with a business process are received in a sequence at a user interface. The test steps include test activities. Scheduling information for the test activities is received at the user interface. Test systems are assigned to the test steps. The test steps are executed in the assigned test systems. Testers are assigned to the one or more test activities such that the test activities are executed by the assigned tester. A guided test procedure is generated based on the received test steps, scheduling information, assignment of test systems, and assignment of testers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventor: ROMAN RAPP
  • Patent number: 8996494
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for modeling costed entities and performing a value chain analysis. In one implementation, methods and systems may implement a costing platform. The costing platform may be adapted for modeling any set of costed entities and processing value chains. Value chains may be modeled by a user via the costing platform, so that networks comprised of objects and edges, and costed entities located at the objects can be modeled and functions can be added to determine key figures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Gunther Liebich, Peter Von Zimmermann, Roman A. Rapp
  • Patent number: 8949673
    Abstract: A system includes a manager module that oversees execution of a business process by a test module. The business process includes a plurality of process steps, and the test module comprises a plurality of test cases, a plurality of software test tools, and a plurality of parameters. The test module is configured to permit a user to select a particular process step of the business process, to select a particular test case for the particular process step, to select a particular software test tool for the particular test case, and to select a particular parameter flow for the particular software test tool. The test module is also configured to execute the selected process step using the selected test case, the selected software test tool, and the selected parameter flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Roman Rapp, Jean Francois Gaillard, Christophe Aubert, Jean-Philippe Meola, Kushakovska Olena
  • Publication number: 20140180750
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for modeling costed entities and performing a value chain analysis. In one implementation, methods and systems may implement a costing platform. The costing platform may be adapted for modeling any set of costed entities and processing value chains. Value chains may be modeled by a user via the costing platform, so that networks comprised of objects and edges, and costed entities located at the objects can be modeled and functions can be added to determine key figures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Gunther Liebich, Peter Von Zimmermann, Roman A. Rapp
  • Patent number: 8706707
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for modeling costed entities and performing a value chain analysis. In one implementation, methods and systems may implement a costing platform. The costing platform may be adapted for modeling any set of costed entities and processing value chains. Value chains may be modeled by a user via the costing platform, so that networks comprised of objects and edges, and costed entities located at the objects can be modeled and functions can be added to determine key figures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Gunther Liebich, Peter Von Zimmermann, Roman Rapp
  • Publication number: 20140026045
    Abstract: A software system maintains a plurality of procedures in an infrastructure. The procedures include step by step instructions relating to assisting a user of the infrastructure. The system also provides a software tool via a user interface relating to the plurality of procedures. The software tool is configured to permit a user to create a procedure, to activate the procedure, and to publish the availability of the procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Markus Andres, Aymen Mouelhi, Constantin Savu, Emmanuel Turci, Helmut Fieres, Roman Rapp
  • Publication number: 20130318402
    Abstract: A system includes a manager module that oversees execution of a business process by a test module. The business process includes a plurality of process steps, and the test module comprises a plurality of test cases, a plurality of software test tools, and a plurality of parameters. The test module is configured to permit a user to select a particular process step of the business process, to select a particular test case for the particular process step, to select a particular software test tool for the particular test case, and to select a particular parameter flow for the particular software test tool. The test module is also configured to execute the selected process step using the selected test case, the selected software test tool, and the selected parameter flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Roman Rapp, Jean Francois Gaillard, Christophe Aubert, Jean-Philippe Meola, Kushakovska Olena
  • Publication number: 20130305192
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products are provided for entering object assignments. In one implementation, a system is provided that comprises means for storing first and second object hierarchies, the second object hierarchy including a plurality of objects and at least one folder object being the root of a sub-hierarchy of objects, and each object of the first and second object hierarchies having an object type of a pre-defined set of object types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Roman A. Rapp
  • Patent number: 8543943
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products are provided for entering object assignments. In one implementation, a system is provided that comprises means for storing first and second object hierarchies, the second object hierarchy including a plurality of objects and at least one folder object being the root of a sub-hierarchy of objects, and each object of the first and second object hierarchies having an object type of a pre-defined set of object types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Roman A. Rapp
  • Publication number: 20130226861
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for processing data objects in a computer system. In one embodiment, a method is provided that comprises (a) storing a first data object in a database in a non volatile storage, (b) creating a second data object assigned to the first data object, step (b) being triggered by step (a), and (c) processing the second data object by means of an object processor, the object processor creating a third data object using data contained in the second data object, data contained in the first data object and data contained in the database by applying a set of one or more pre-settable rules to the data contained in the first and second data objects and in the database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventor: Roman Rapp
  • Patent number: 8429459
    Abstract: An attribute collector may collect an attribute set for each test entity of a plurality of test entities associated with a software test executed in a software environment. An attribute analysis signal handler may receive an attribute analysis signal associated with a change in the software environment, and a view generator may provide an attribute-based view associated with an affected attribute set associated with the change, the attribute-based view identifying an affected test entity that is affected by the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Suekrue Birakoglu, Roman Rapp
  • Patent number: 8417732
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for processing data objects in a computer system. In one embodiment, a method is provided that comprises (a) storing a first data object in a database in a non volatile storage, (b) creating a second data object assigned to the first data object, step (b) being triggered by step (a), and (c) processing the second data object by means of an object processor, the object processor creating a third data object using data contained in the second data object, data contained in the first data object and data contained in the database by applying a set of one or more pre-settable rules to the data contained in the first and second data objects and in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Roman Rapp
  • Patent number: 8370233
    Abstract: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to a cost model, a current account contract, and/or a collateral constellation business object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Martin Kaisermayr, Roman Rapp, Mahesh Sastry, Prasheel Kayal, Manfred Wanninger, Reshmi Sreekumar, Mohammed Reza, Frederik Thormaehlen, Srirama Suraparaju, Joachim Gross, Manimaran Mani, Anil Kumar K Naidu
  • Patent number: 8352958
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable media are disclosed for providing a generic audit trail service for a plurality of business objects, at least two of the plurality of business objects being of different business object types. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided that comprises receiving, at an application server, a notification of a change associated with at least one of the plurality of business objects, and requesting, in response to receiving the notification, auditing data from the at least one business object, the at least one business object implementing an auditable function set to interface with the application server. Further, the method includes receiving, through a called method of the auditable function set, the requested auditing data, and storing the received auditing data in a repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Roman Rapp, Julien Delvat
  • Patent number: 8296311
    Abstract: A search middleware may be used to receive search requests regarding a software incident associated with a software application. The search requests may be populated with attribute values determined based on context data associated with the software application and collected in association with the software incident. The search requests may be dispatched to a subset of a plurality of solution repositories, even if the solution repositories have different interfaces and/or search technologies. The resulting solution documents retrieved from the solution repositories may be compiled for presentation on a solution search interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Roman Rapp, Constantin Savu, Tilmann Haeberle, Thomas Schneider, Olena Kushakovska, Jean-Pierre Djamdji
  • Publication number: 20120254869
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method is presented for providing managerial access to a managed system. In this method, a definition of a procedure to be performed on the managed system is received into a managing system. A request to perform the procedure is received into the managing system from a user of the managing system. The procedure is performed in response to the request. The performing of the procedure includes initiating a plurality of functions resident in the managed system. Results indicative of the performing of the procedure are presented to the user of the managing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Roman Rapp, Helmut Fieres, Guenter Briam, Emmanuel Turci
  • Publication number: 20120066218
    Abstract: A search middleware may be used to receive search requests regarding a software incident associated with a software application. The search requests may be populated with attribute values determined based on context data associated with the software application and collected in association with the software incident. The search requests may be dispatched to a subset of a plurality of solution repositories, even if the solution repositories have different interfaces and/or search technologies. The resulting solution documents retrieved from the solution repositories may be compiled for presentation on a solution search interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Roman Rapp, Constantin Savu, Tilmann Haeberle, Thomas Schneider, Olena Kushakovska, Jean-Pierre Djamdji