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Patent Issued for Methods and Apparatus for Binding Applications to a Cloud Computing Environment

August 21, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- A patent by the inventor Davis, Andrew G. (San Francisco, CA), filed on May 31, 2011, was published online on August 5, 2014, according to news reporting originating from Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews correspondents.

Patent number 8799898 is assigned to Adobe Systems Incorporated (San Jose, CA).

The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Cloud computing environments can provide access to computing resources to users unwilling or unable to invest in the computing infrastructure to support computing resource needs. Cloud computing allows user to pay for only the computing resources they want, and to flexibly scale their resource usage up or down. Cloud computing environments often provide users with control within a virtual computing instance created to satisfy computing needs. Within a virtual computing instance, a user is able to invoke and use various software applications. The control provided to users within a cloud computing environment may make it difficult to prevent users from making unauthorized copies of software applications provided within the cloud computing environment."

In addition to the background information obtained for this patent, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: "In one embodiment, an application binding system may receive a request from a user to execute an application within a virtual computing instance. In this embodiment, in response to receiving the request, the application binding system may load a kernel-level component within the virtual computing instance, where the user is denied access to the virtual computing instance while the kernel-level component is being loaded and where at least some functionality of the application is enabled by the kernel-level component. In this embodiment, in response to receiving the request, the application binding system may load the application within the virtual computing instance. In this embodiment, in response to the completion of the kernel-level component being loaded, the application binding system may allow the user to access the virtual computing instance, where the functionality of the application enabled by the kernel-level component is enabled through communication between the application and the kernel-level component, and where the user does not have access to a binary or executable version of the kernel-level component."

URL and more information on this patent, see: Davis, Andrew G.. Methods and Apparatus for Binding Applications to a Cloud Computing Environment. U.S. Patent Number 8799898, filed May 31, 2011, and published online on August 5, 2014. Patent URL: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8799898.PN.&OS=PN/8799898RS=PN/8799898

Keywords for this news article include: Software, Adobe Systems Incorporated.

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