Patents Represented by Attorney Alfred W. Kozak
  • Patent number: 7506215
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is a method for monitoring various data sources for events indicative of a current or potential system health problem, thereby automating management of system health monitoring, prediction, and notification, and providing the ability to correct said system health issues in the environment of a multiprocessor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Patricia Lynn Maw, Lyle Owen Jevons, Jr., Matthew Munson, Justin Azriel Okun, Thomas Adrian Valverde
  • Patent number: 7464019
    Abstract: A method is provided in a server, having a first operating system (Windows) and a second operating system (MCP), to allow both environments to share the same resilient and redundant benefits provided by the Fibre Channel storage systems with multi-path capabilities and to ensure that MCP formatted disk units in a virtualized environment in the first operating system will only receive and accept MCP formatted data from the second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Eduardo Javier Serrano, Amy Liu Miura, Todd Allen Bumbera
  • Patent number: 7457991
    Abstract: A method is provided for scanning each partition and service processor of a Cellular Multi-Processor System which hold several different operating systems therein. Event information is garnered from multiple Windows Event Logs and consolidated on a Central Database where it can be useful to analyze system operations and thus increase availability of the systems for Users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Tommy Kay Teague, Thomas Adrian Valverde
  • Patent number: 7433903
    Abstract: In order to overcome limitations of network connections between a primary host server and a remote secondary host server, the audit file of a primary database is mirrored to an audit file of the remote secondary backup database. A special sensing program called TRACKER operates to speed up the synchronization (duplication) between the primary database and secondary remote database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Patricia Jean Shapiro, Donald Ralph Hart
  • Patent number: 7415702
    Abstract: A system wherein a Caller Application is enabled to reduce latency after a First Call to a Data Link Library after which a stub function provides direct access to a selected algorithm's work function for execution by a processor. A Hardware Abstraction Layer receives information from multiple CPU's to determine the appropriately compatible algorithm for the processor that is to be utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery Hoa, Derek William Paul
  • Patent number: 7404177
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for adapting a legacy software application developed for an environment comprising a centralized computing resource interconnected to a series of computer terminal devices applications to a network environment wherein the network environment can comprise a system of distributed, interconnected network computing resources, the method comprising the steps of: creating translatable source code and executable code for the initial legacy software application and; utilizing the translatable source code to produce a series of software components, the components being executable by at least one of the computing resources in the network environment, and upon execution, the computing resource is caused to interconnect with the executable code of the legacy software application over the network so as to interact with the legacy software application in the transmission or receipt of information to and from the legacy software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Aubrey Greenfield, Charles Zdzislaw Loboz, Mark Alexander Hugh Emberson
  • Patent number: 7386563
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for facilitating the use of deferred column retrieval in order to improve row retrieval and query performance of OLE DB objects. The method enables OLE DB applications to access columns present in index structures without accessing the base table, enables optimization and faster running queries, as well as detecting various data access patterns, which could facilitate usage of the index for data retrieval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventor: Suprio Pal
  • Patent number: 7383285
    Abstract: A method and system is provided that enables OLE DB (Object Linking and Embedded Database) applications to access embedded table-structured relationships in hierarchical databases as Normalized relational tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Suprio Pal, Linh Hue Ly
  • Patent number: 7340477
    Abstract: A telemetry warehouse provides a consolidated system log in the form of a data warehouse which contains data collected from traditional sources such as system management tools, performance monitoring tools, and various system logs while allowing analysis across the entire range of management data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Marshall Tolbert, Sandra Motter Hickoff, James Albert Fontana
  • Patent number: 7269595
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and method for reducing the amount of downtime during a database reorganization. The invention provides a method whereby data values are unloaded from a table in a database, stored in a substantially original format in another location within the database whilst the database is modified, and reloaded into the modified table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Zdzislaw Loboz, Jonatan Kelu, Rajan Sahu
  • Patent number: 7263537
    Abstract: A method for creating multiple QUIESCE DATABASE Copies (QDC) on a single server by mirroring a disk copy of a live database that is in a quiesced state and splitting them from their source, and then bringing the mirrored disks containing online snapshots back online to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Kung Yi Lin, Shawmo Edmund Lin, Shirley Jean Ritsch, Donald Ralph Hart
  • Patent number: 7254750
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is a method for monitoring various data sources for events indicative of a current or potential system health problem, thereby detecting positive or negative trends in system health data. At the core of this module is an algorithm that analyzes a series of data points that have been collected into sample sets over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Justin Azriel Okun, Patricia Lynn Maw
  • Patent number: 7231541
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for providing the consumption of a set amount of memory within a set amount of time in a server network in order to properly display the capabilities of running multiple applications proprietary suite of tools with the intention of being able to predictably trigger recovery events, and to discover when an application is “over-consuming” memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Munson
  • Patent number: 7222133
    Abstract: A method is provided to automatically select the correct order of backups from selected DUMP files in order to recover and rebuild a complete database in reduced time without requiring the user to search, find and select the correct order of items for the backup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Anagha Raipurkar, Alma Navarro de Jesus, Donald Ralph Hart
  • Patent number: 7222178
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for improving transaction processing performance in a transaction processing system, particularly but not exclusively, in a transaction processing computing system comprising a plurality of processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Zdzislaw Loboz, Jonatan Kelu, Raymond Cheung, Paul Street
  • Patent number: 7200626
    Abstract: A method is provided to verify a database copy of a primary database which has been replicated. A secondary physically consistent copy of the primary database is put in a state of quiesce while the primary database is allowed to resume update activity. The consistent copy, in a state of quiesce, can be used for database maintenance activities or as a recovery source should the primary database be damaged, but the consistent copy is first checked for integrity by using a Verify option before such recovery source is utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Courtney Chi Hoang, Patricia Jean Keller, Alma Navarro de Jesus, Donald Ralph Hart
  • Patent number: 7120821
    Abstract: The method of the present invention is useful in detecting the lack of majority cluster nodes within a cluster, and reorganizes the cluster membership to allow for running with less than a majority of nodes connected. As nodes become alive, they are added to the cluster until the original majority is reached, which then allows for the cluster to return to normal operation. Thus, the method of the present invention allows for the revival and reconstitution of a majority node set of clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Steven George Skinner, Matthew Ky Phuong, Mark Lynn Preston
  • Patent number: 7117184
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method to establish and maintain response time goals for selected business logic contained in components, which results in chosen high priority methods that respond consistently under load, enable smoother server side resource utilization, and increased scalability. The analyzing and delaying of certain processes in order to expedite processing of more important business processes helps establish optimization of multiple business processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: James Albert Fontana, Douglas Marshall Tolbert, Viraj Byakod, Ronald Jay Neubauer, Paul Donald Koerber, Russel Elliot Cole
  • Patent number: 7103619
    Abstract: In a network of primary and secondary servers having individual databases which are mirrored to each other, there is provided a method to increase resource availability by removal, of already-utilized audit files onto external storage. A TRACKER program for expediting the update of the secondary database will initiate a CopyAudit program which offloads the audit files on the secondary server and then signals the primary server to offload the audit file, of the primary, onto external storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Anagha Rajpurkar, Donald Ralph Hart
  • Patent number: 7089566
    Abstract: A method for enabling database access to an OLE DB compatible database by a client using a JAVA JDBC Application Program Interface. A JDBC Driver program provides a bridging functionality between the using JDBC client and the OLE DB database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Johnson