Patents by Inventor Stephen R Carter

Stephen R Carter 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: 10282198
    Abstract: Mechanisms to persist object relations are provided. A project is defined as a series of interrelated objects having dependencies and relationships with one another. The dependencies and relationships are maintained via a storage organization for files that define the objects within a project storage environment for the project. Thus, the dependencies and relationships are not maintained via hardcoded instructions or references that are included within the files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Micro Focus Software Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Edward Lowry, Rajesh Vasudevan, Brent Thurgood, Ryan Cox, Zack Grossbart, William Street, Volker Gunnar Scheuber-Heinz, Stephen R Carter
  • Patent number: 10275723
    Abstract: Policy enforcement via attestations is provided. A principal operates within an environment and assumes roles having certain access rights to resources and the principal takes actions while assuming those roles. The roles and actions are monitored and attestations are raised under the proper set of circumstances. The attestations trigger policy restrictions that are enforced against the principal. The policy restrictions circumscribe the access rights to the resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Duane Fredrick Buss, Stephen R. Carter
  • Patent number: 10230704
    Abstract: System and method for providing cloud computing services are described. In one embodiment, the system comprises a cloud computing environment comprising resources for supporting cloud workloads, each cloud workload having associated therewith an internal cloud address; and a routing system disposed between external workloads of an external computing environment and the cloud workloads, the routing system for directing traffic from an external address to the internal cloud addresses of the cloud workloads. A designated one of the cloud workloads obtains one key of a first pair of cryptographic keys, the first pair of cryptographic keys for decrypting encrypted storage hosted within the cloud computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Micro Focus Software Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R Carter, Carolyn B. McClain, Jared Patrick Allen, Dale Robert Olds, Lloyd Leon Burch
  • Patent number: 10114678
    Abstract: Techniques for managing service definitions in an intelligent workload management system are provided. Workloads and software products are assembled as a single unit with custom configuration settings. The single unit represents a recallable and reusable service definition for a service that can be custom deployed within designated cloud processing environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Micro Focus Software Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Allen Sabin, Michael John Jorgensen, Nathaniel Brent Kranendonk, Kal A. Larsen, Stephen R Carter
  • Patent number: 10063523
    Abstract: Crafted identities are provided. A statement is provided to the principal for using a crafted identity. The statement includes an identifier that provides access to a resource when presented by the principal to the resource. The statement also includes one or more roles and permissions for the crafted identity when accessing the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen R. Carter, Lloyd Leon Burch, Dale Robert Olds
  • Patent number: 10021144
    Abstract: Techniques for establishing a trusted cloud service are provided. Packages are created for services that include certificates, configuration information, trust information, and images for deploying instances of the services. The packages can be used to deploy the services in trusted environments and authenticated to deploy in sub environments of un-trusted environments. The sub environments are trusted by the trusted environments. Also, clouds are prospected for purposes of identifying desirable clouds and creating the packages for deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Micro Focus Software Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce L. Bergeson, Carl Tietjen, Carolyn B. McClain, Larry Hal Henderson, Stephen R Carter
  • Patent number: 9952968
    Abstract: Techniques for distributed cache management are provided. A server having backend resource includes a global cache and a global cache agent. Individual clients each have client cache agents and client caches. When data items associated with the backend resources are added, modified, or deleted in the client caches, the client cache agents report the changes to the global cache agent. The global cache agent records the changes and notifies the other client cache agents to update a status of the changes within their client caches. When the changes are committed to the backend resource each of the statuses in each of the caches are updated accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Micro Focus Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Edward Lowry, Brent Thurgood, Stephen R Carter
  • Patent number: 9898342
    Abstract: Techniques for dynamic cloud-based edge service computing are provided. A principal requests a service and a policy is evaluated to select a cloud processing environment capable of supplying the service from an optimal network location as defined by the policy. The selected cloud processing environment is configured to supply the requested service and to monitor and control access of the principal to the requested service from the selected cloud processing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Micro Focus Software Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen R Carter
  • Patent number: 9864616
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus involve extending functionality of legacy services. A legacy application has functionality designed for use on an original computing device. In a modern environment, virtual machines (VMs) operate as independent guests on processors and memory by way of scheduling control from a virtualization layer (e.g., hypervisor). At least one VM is provisioned to modify standard entry points of the original legacy application for new accessing of various system functions of the hardware platform. Representative functions include network access, processors, and storage. Policy decision points variously located are further employed to ensure compliance with computing policies. Multiple platforms and computing clouds are contemplated as are VMs in support roles and dedicated software appliances. In this manner, continued use of legacy services in modern situations allows participation in more capable environments and application capabilities heretofore unimagined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Micro Focus Software Inc.
    Inventors: Kattiganehalli Y. Srinivasan, Stephen R. Carter, Carolyn B. McClain, Jonathon P. Bultmeyer
  • Publication number: 20170374096
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that support information security and sub-system operational conformance with protocols. In some embodiments, agent access to resources can be controlled via generation of credentials and/or tokens and/or conditioned external authentication. In some embodiments, workflows used to assess protocol conformance can be conditionally triggered at sub-systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen R. Carter, Lee Edward Lowry, Paul Alexandre Turner, Robert Mark Ward, Lloyd Leon Burch, Dale Robert Olds, Duane Fredrick Buss
  • Patent number: 9848017
    Abstract: Techniques for identity and policy based routing are presented. A resource is initiated on a device with a resource identity and role assignments along with policies are obtained for the resource. A customized network is created for the resource using a device address for the device, the resource identity, the role assignments, and the policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Micro Focus Software Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Ray Brown, Jason Allen Sabin, Nathaniel Brent Kranendonk, Kal A. Larsen, Lloyd Leon Burch, Stephen R Carter
  • Publication number: 20170346696
    Abstract: Techniques for cloud control and management are provided. The control, creation, and management of workloads in distributed infrastructures are coordinated via a master Configuration Management Database (CMDB). The master CMDB is also used to unify the multiple distributed infrastructures so that the workloads are rationalized. Moreover, data centers are coordinated with the distributed infrastructures so the configuration settings and policies included in the master CMDB are enforced and synchronized throughout the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Robert A. Wipfel, Stephen R. Carter, Carolyn B. McClain
  • Patent number: 9800655
    Abstract: Techniques for policy and identity-based workload provisioning are presented. Identities for requestors or workloads and identities for workloads are tied to specific policies. The specific policies are evaluated based on a stage of readiness for resources within a resource pool and based on resource identities for the resources within the resource pool. Resources are then dynamically provisioned based on the identity-based policy evaluation to handle workloads from the resource pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Micro Focus Software Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Matthew Haskins, David H. Bahi, Daniel Edward Westervelt, Jonathan Paul Bultmeyer, Stephen R Carter
  • Patent number: 9781154
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that support information security and sub-system operational conformance with protocols. In some embodiments, agent access to resources can be controlled via generation of credentials and/or tokens and/or conditioned external authentication. In some embodiments, workflows used to assess protocol conformance can be conditionally triggered at sub-systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen R. Carter, Lee Edward Lowry, Paul Alexandre Turner, Robert Mark Ward, Lloyd Leon Burch, Dale Robert Olds, Duane Fredrick Buss
  • Publication number: 20170264634
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that support information security and sub-system operational conformance with protocols. In some embodiments, agent access to resources can be controlled via generation of credentials and/or tokens and/or conditioned external authentication. In some embodiments, workflows used to assess protocol conformance can be conditionally triggered at sub-systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen R. Carter, Lee Edward Lowry, Paul Alexandre Turner, Robert Mark Ward, Lloyd Leon Burch, Dale Robert Olds, Duane Fredrick Buss
  • Patent number: 9742864
    Abstract: System and method for implementing cloud mitigation and operations controllers are described. One embodiment is a system for controlling operation of a cloud computing environment, wherein the system comprises a repository for storing data regarding characteristics of the cloud computing environment, wherein the stored data includes policy notations designating compliance or noncompliance of the data with policy; an analyst module for analyzing the stored data in combination with external report information regarding the cloud computing environment and for providing results of the analysis; and a controller for evaluating the analysis results and issuing instructions for controlling operation of the cloud computing environment based on the evaluating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Novell, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Carter, Lloyd Leon Burch, Carolyn Bennion McClain, Dale Robert Olds
  • Patent number: 9736026
    Abstract: Techniques for cloud control and management are provided. The control, creation, and management of workloads in distributed infrastructures are coordinated via a master Configuration Management Database (CMDB). The master CMDB is also used to unify the multiple distributed infrastructures so that the workloads are rationalized. Moreover, data centers are coordinated with the distributed infrastructures so the configuration settings and policies included in the master CMDB are enforced and synchronized throughout the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Micro Focus Software Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Wipfel, Stephen R Carter, Carolyn B. McClain
  • Patent number: 9720999
    Abstract: Techniques for meta-directory control and evaluation of events are provided. Disparate events from heterogeneous processing environments are collected as the events are produced by resources within the processing environments. The events are filtered and organized into taxonomies. Next the filtered and organized events are assigned to nodes of a Meta directory, each node defining a relationship between two or more of the resources and policy is applied. Finally, additional policy is evaluated in view of the events and their node assignments with other events, and one or more automated actions are then taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Micro Focus Software Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R Carter, Scott A. Isaacson
  • Publication number: 20170214669
    Abstract: System and method for providing cloud computing services are described. In one embodiment, the system comprises a cloud computing environment comprising resources for supporting cloud workloads, each cloud workload having associated therewith an internal cloud address; and a routing system disposed between external workloads of an external computing environment and the cloud workloads, the routing system for directing traffic from an external address to the internal cloud addresses of the cloud workloads. A designated one of the cloud workloads obtains one key of a first pair of cryptographic keys, the first pair of cryptographic keys for decrypting encrypted storage hosted within the cloud computing environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen R Carter, Carolyn B. McClain, Jared Patrick Allen, Dale Robert Olds, Lloyd Leon Burch
  • Patent number: 9658891
    Abstract: System and method for providing cloud computing services are described. In one embodiment, the system comprises a cloud computing environment comprising resources for supporting cloud workloads, each cloud workload having associated therewith an internal cloud address; and a routing system disposed between external workloads of an external computing environment and the cloud workloads, the routing system for directing traffic from an external address to the internal cloud addresses of the cloud workloads. A designated one of the cloud workloads obtains one key of a first pair of cryptographic keys, the first pair of cryptographic keys for decrypting encrypted storage hosted within the cloud computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Micro Focus Software Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Carter, Carolyn Bennion McClain, Jared Patrick Allen, Dale Robert Olds, Lloyd Leon Burch