Patents by Inventor Stephen T. Swartz

Stephen T. Swartz 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: 8181151
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for modeling and managing heterogeneous applications. Application intent can be described in a relatively straight forward manner that abstracts underlying implementation details. Thus, application developers can develop applications without necessarily having to know extensive details of an underlying implementation environment. In any event, an application can be executed in different implementation environments without requiring changes to the corresponding model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Igor Sedukhin, Daniel Eshner, Stephen T. Swartz
  • Patent number: 7950023
    Abstract: The present invention extends utilizing abstract descriptions to generate, exchange, and configure service and client runtimes. A computer system parses compiled code and potentially optional configuration information for implementing a service and converts the compiled code and any configuration information into an abstract service description. The abstract service description can then be converted into code document object model and service configuration information or exported as metadata. A corresponding service runtime can be initiated by calling a service initializer included in the abstract service description. The code document object model and configuration information and/or metadata can be transferred to another computer system. The other computer system can utilize the code document object model and configuration information and/or import the metadata to facilitate initialization of a compatible channel for communicating with the service runtime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jesus Ruiz Scougall, Ryan Thomas Sturgell, Michael Jon Marucheck, Alex DeJarnett, Stephen T. Swartz, Michael Steven Vernal, Eric K. Zinda, Stephen J. Millet, David A. Wortendyke
  • Patent number: 7926070
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for performing requested commands for model-based applications. Embodiments of the invention permit efficient implementation of operations for model-based applications. Since drivers that are to implement an operation request data for implementing the operation, embodiments significantly reduce the likelihood of superfluous data being exchanged between an executive service and drivers. Further, if an operation is interrupted before implementation is complete, the operation can be resumed without having to re-perform already completed portions of the operation. Additionally, a user can be regularly updated on the progress of their commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Igor Sedukhin, Daniel Eshner, Erik B. Christensen, Amol Sudhakar Kulkarni, Prasad Sripathi Panditharadhya, Girish Mittur Venkataramanappa, Vladimir Pogrebinsky, Haoran Andy Wu, Stephen T. Swartz, Sundeep Sahi, Sumit Mohanty
  • Patent number: 7925710
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for a message object that simultaneously exposes an XML view and Type view for a message infoset. In this embodiment, interaction with a message can occur using either an XML or Type application program interface (API), which are synced. More specifically, embodiments herein provide or expose a common set of headers (e.g., SOAP headers) as “typed” properties (e.g., CLR properties), which allow for getting and/or setting a value thereof. In other words, the Type API reads/writes values for typed properties without regard to how the message is encoded with XML. Moreover, the two APIs are synced such that a value can be set using one API and retrieved using the other. For example, an XML API may be used as a writing mechanism for interacting with a value, while the Type API can read that same value, and vise-versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Vernal, Donald F. Box, Douglas M. Purdy, Eugene Osovetsky, Kenneth D. Wolf, Stephen T. Swartz, Erik B. Christensen, Stefan H. Pharies
  • Patent number: 7921216
    Abstract: The present invention provides for an automated, user friendly way of constructing and using a binding object. A developer is presented with and selects binding elements that will ultimately be used to create a runtime communication channel for transporting a message between a client and service endpoint. After receiving the user input, metadata, a channel factory and listener factory are created. The metadata describes binding elements and provides an abstract representation of a protocol stack that implements communication aspects at runtime. The channel factory is configured to use the collection of metadata at runtime to generate the runtime communication channel. Further, the listener factory is configured to accept the runtime communication channel for de-multiplexing the communication aspects in order to process the message at a service endpoint. The present invention also provides for groupings of binding elements and standardized binding objects organized based on industry need.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Craig A. Critchley, David A. Wortendyke, Elliot L. Waingold, Eric K. Zinda, Erik B. Christensen, Giovanni M. Della-Libera, Kenneth D. Wolf, Michael S. Vernal, Shy Cohen, Stefan H. Pharies, Stephen J. Millet, Stephen T. Swartz, Tomasz Janczuk, Uday S. Hegde, Yaniv Pessach
  • Patent number: 7739690
    Abstract: Abstracting communication with a plurality of containers. Each container encapsulates or hosts a module (e.g., a web service, a database, etc.) associated with a distributed application. A meta-container communicates with drivers that interface with each of the containers. The meta-container represents an abstraction and a virtualization of the containers in the hierarchy. Each container may also be a meta-container for other containers. The recursion and layered hierarchy provide flexible, extensible, and efficient management of the distributed application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Igor Sedukhin, Dan Eshner, Stephen T. Swartz, Oliver Sharp, Uday Kumar Bhaskara, Nagalinga Durga Prasad Sripathi Panditharadhya, Amol Sudhakar Kulkarni, Girish Mittur Venkataramanappa, Vladimir Pogrebinsky, Haoran Andy Wu
  • Patent number: 7730041
    Abstract: Serialization and deserialization using data contracts. The data contract specifies data types that are serialized and deserialized for data objects that are associated with the data contract. During serialization, the data contract associated with the data object is identified. Then, the data fields that correspond to those specified data field types are extracted from the data object and serialized into a serialization format. During deserialization, the serialization mechanism receives a serialized data structure having a particular serialization format. A data contract is then identified as being associated with the serialized data structure. After deserialization of the serialized data structure into abstract data, a corresponding data object is populated with data fields that correspond only with those data field types specified in the data contract. Accordingly, data abstraction is enabled while serializing and deserializing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas M. Purdy, Sowmyanarayanan K. Srinivasan, Bradford H. Lovering, Donald F. Box, Gopala Krishna R. Kakivaya, Natasha H. Jethanandani, Stefan H. Pharies, Stephen T. Swartz, Steven E. Lucco
  • Publication number: 20090165021
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an architecture to enable composite, autonomous composite applications and services to be built and deployed. In addition, an infrastructure is provided to enable communication between and amongst distributed applications and services. In one or more embodiments, an example architecture includes or otherwise leverages five logical modules including connectivity services, process services, identity services, lifecycle services and tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Pinkston, Bradford H. Lovering, Donald F. Box, Stephen T. Swartz, Destry W. Hood
  • Publication number: 20090113379
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for modeling and managing heterogeneous applications. Application intent can be described in a relatively straight forward manner that abstracts underlying implementation details. Thus, application developers can develop applications without necessarily having to know extensive details of an underlying implementation environment. In any event, an application can be executed in different implementation environments without requiring changes to the corresponding model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Igor Sedukhin, Daniel Eshner, Stephen T. Swartz
  • Publication number: 20090113457
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for performing requested commands for model-based applications. Embodiments of the invention permit efficient implementation of operations for model-based applications. Since drivers that are to implement an operation request data for implementing the operation, embodiments significantly reduce the likelihood of superfluous data being exchanged between an executive service and drivers. Further, if an operation is interrupted before implementation is complete, the operation can be resumed without having to re-perform already completed portions of the operation. Additionally, a user can be regularly updated on the progress of their commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Igor Sedukhin, Daniel Eshner, Erik B. Christensen, Amol Sudhakar Kulkarni, Prasad Sripathi Panditharadhya, Girish Mittur Venkataramanappa, Vladimir Pogrebinsky, Haoran Andy Wu, Stephen T. Swartz, Sundeep Sahi, Sumit Mohanty
  • Patent number: 7519713
    Abstract: The present invention extends to mapping between object oriented and service oriented representations of a distributed application. A computer system accesses an annotated object oriented representation of a service, which is annotated with service description attributes mapping included objects to corresponding service oriented elements in a service oriented representation of the service. The computer system identifies a service description attribute that annotates an object of the annotated object oriented representation. The computer system maps the object to a corresponding service oriented element in accordance with service description information contained in the identified service description attribute. The computer system outputs a channel object configured to implements behaviors and data formats described in the service oriented representations. The computer system initiates a channel that is compatible with behaviors and data formats of the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Jon Marucheck, Ryan Thomas Sturgell, Alex DeJarnett, Eric K. Zinda, Jesus Ruiz Scougall, Stephen T. Swartz, Stephen J. Millet
  • Patent number: 7512957
    Abstract: A web services namespace pertains to an infrastructure for enabling creation of a wide variety of applications. The infrastructure provides a foundation for building message-based applications of various scale and complexity. The infrastructure or framework provides APIs for basic messaging, secure messaging, reliable messaging and transacted messaging. In some embodiments, the associated APIs are factored into a hierarchy of namespaces in a manner that balances utility, usability, extensibility and versionability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Shy Cohen, Geary L. Eppley, Douglas M. Purdy, James E. Johnson, Stephen J. Millet, Stephen T. Swartz, Vijay K. Gajjala, Aaron Abraham Stern, Alexander Martin DeJarnatt, Alfred M. Lee, IV, Anand Rjagopalan, Anastasios Kasiolas, Chaitanya D. Upadhyay, Christopher G. Kaler, Craig Andrew Critchley, David Edwin Levin, David Owen Driver, David Wortendyke, Douglas A. Walter, Elliot Lee Waingold, Erik Bo Christensen, Erin P. Honeycutt, Eugene Shvets, Evgeny Osovetsky, Giovanni M. Della-Libera, Jesus Ruiz-Scougall, John David Doty, Jonathan T. Wheeler, Kapil Gupta, Kenneth David Wolf, Krishnan Srinivasan, Lance E. Olson, Matthew Thomas Tavis, Mauro Ottaviani, Max Attar Feingold, Michael James Coulson, Michael Jon Marucheck, Michael Steven Vernal, Michael Thomas Dice, Mohamed-Hany Essam Ramadan, Mohammad Makarechian, Natasha Harish Jethanandani, Richard Dievendorff, Richard Douglas Hill, Ryan Thomas Sturgell, Saurab Nog, Scott Christopher Seely, Serge Sverdlov, Siddhartha Puri, Sowmyanarayanan K. Srinivasan, Stefan Batres, Stefan Harrington Pharies, Tirunelveli Vishwanath, Tomasz Janczuk, Uday S. Hegde, Umesh Madan, Vaithialingam B. Balayogan, Vipul Arunkant Modi, Yaniv Pessach, Yasser Shohoud
  • Patent number: 7478405
    Abstract: An object-based event communications system supplies an event distribution object having an outgoing-from-publisher event interface and associated with unique identifiers defined for a publisher that is programmed to fire events by calling a method on the event distribution object's outgoing-from-publisher event interface. The event communications system stores subscriptions of subscriber objects to methods of the outgoing-from-publisher event interface. On receiving a call from a publisher to its outgoing-from-publisher interface methods, the event distribution object multi-casts calls to counterpart methods of subscriber objects that have stored subscriptions to the respective outgoing-from-publisher interface methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald L. Hinson, Mohsen M. Al-Ghosein, Donald W. Dumitru, Donald J. McCrady, Seth B. Pollack, Stephen T. Swartz
  • Publication number: 20080270585
    Abstract: Abstracting communication with a plurality of containers. Each container encapsulates or hosts a module (e.g., a web service, a database, etc.) associated with a distributed application. A meta-container communicates with drivers that interface with each of the containers. The meta-container represents an abstraction and a virtualization of the containers in the hierarchy. Each container may also be a meta-container for other containers. The recursion and layered hierarchy provide flexible, extensible, and efficient management of the distributed application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Igor Sedukhin, Dan Eshner, Stephen T. Swartz, Oliver Sharp, Uday Kumar Bhaskara, Nagalinga Durga Prasad Sripathi Panditharadhya, Amol Sudhakar Kulkarni, Girish Mittur Venkataramanappa, Vladimir Pogrebinsky, Haoran Andy Wu
  • Publication number: 20070198989
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for a message object that simultaneously exposes an XML view and Type view for a message infoset. In this embodiment, interaction with a message can occur using either an XML or Type application program interface (API), which are synced. More specifically, embodiments herein provide or expose a common set of headers (e.g., SOAP headers) as “typed” properties (e.g., CLR properties), which allow for getting and/or setting a value thereof In other words, the Type API reads/writes values for typed properties without regard to how the message is encoded with XML. Moreover, the two APIs are synced such that a value can be set using one API and retrieved using the other. For example, an XML API may be used as a writing mechanism for interacting with a value, while the Type API can read that same value, and vise-versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Vernal, Donald F. Box, Douglas M. Purdy, Eugene Osovetsky, Kenneth D. Wolf, Stephen T. Swartz, Erik B. Christensen, Stefan H. Pharies
  • Publication number: 20070177590
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for a message contract programming model, which is a mechanism for service developers to control the processing, layout, and creation of messages (e.g., SOAP) without losing the benefits of a strongly-typed data contract model. Such programming model is based on attributes, which can be used to define the action or operations, headers, and body parts components of a message. These attributes may be used on a type annotated with message contract or on a service operation to control the manner in which the message (e.g., SOAP) is constructed from a service process, process parameters, and/or return values. The use of the message contract in conjunction with a message formatter as defined herein provides for many advantageous features and embodiments described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Vernal, Alex DeJarnatt, Donald F. Box, Douglas M. Purdy, Jesus Ruiz-Scougall, Eugene Osovetsky, Richard D. Hill, Stephen J. Millet, Yasser Shohoud, Stephen T. Swartz, Stefan H. Pharies
  • Patent number: 7237245
    Abstract: An object-based event communications system supplies an event distribution object having an outgoing-from-publisher event interface and associated with unique identifiers defined for a publisher that is programmed to fire events by calling a method on the event distribution object's outgoing-from-publisher event interface. The event communications system stores subscriptions of subscriber objects to methods of the outgoing-from-publisher event interface. On receiving a call from a publisher to its outgoing-from-publisher interface methods, the event distribution object multi-casts calls to counterpart methods of subscriber objects that have stored subscriptions to the respective outgoing-from-publisher interface methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald L. Hinson, Mohsen M. Al-Ghosein, Donald W. Dumitru, Donald J. McCrady, Seth B. Pollack, Stephen T. Swartz
  • Patent number: 6829770
    Abstract: An object-based event communications system supplies an event distribution object having an outgoing-from-publisher event interface and associated with unique identifiers defined for a publisher that is programmed to fire events by calling a method on the event distribution object's outgoing-from-publisher event interface. The event communications system stores subscriptions of subscriber objects to methods of the outgoing-from-publisher event interface. On receiving a call from a publisher to its outgoing-from-publisher interface methods, the event distribution object multi-casts calls to counterpart methods of subscriber objects that have stored subscriptions to the respective outgoing-from-publisher interface methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald L. Hinson, Mohsen Al-Ghosein, Donald W. Dumitru, Donald J. McCrady, Seth B. Pollack, Stephen T. Swartz
  • Patent number: 6748455
    Abstract: An object-based event communications system supplies an event distribution object having an outgoing-from-publisher event interface and associated with unique identifiers defined for a publisher that is programmed to fire events by calling a method on the event distribution object's outgoing-from-publisher event interface. The event communications system stores subscriptions of subscriber objects to methods of the outgoing-from-publisher event interface. On receiving a call from a publisher to its outgoing-from-publisher interface methods, the event distribution object multi-casts calls to counterpart methods of subscriber objects that have stored subscriptions to the respective outgoing-from-publisher interface methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald L. Hinson, Donald J. McCrady, Stephen T. Swartz