Patents Examined by Paul K. Lintz
  • Patent number: 5734887
    Abstract: Logical Data Access to the physical structure of a relational database is provided for one or more Applications. Applications are developed using the logical entity types and logical entity type attribute names as described in a logical data model. The Applications then use a Logical Data Access Interface to access each of the required physical relational database tables via the Logical Data Access Layer. Applications then use logical entity type and logical entity type attribute names as specified in the Logical Data Model in making Logical Data Requests to the Logical Data Access Layer. The Logical Data Access Layer provides a rich set of functions for allowing an Application to control and manage a database, build and execute database queries and interface with physical database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Denis G. Kingberg, Ellen Margaret McCubbin, William John Martin
  • Patent number: 5659729
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention use a new extension to the HTML language to support remotely specified named anchors. A remotely specified named anchor, when embedded within a source document, instructs a browser program to access a portion of a destination document indicated in the remotely specified named anchor. When the browser program reads a remotely specified named anchor such as<a href="Some Text">from the source document, the browser program performs the following steps: 1) the browser retrieves the destination file "bar.html" from the server "", 2) the browser searches the file bar.html for "Some Text", and 3) if the browser finds the character swing being searched for, then the browser displays the file bar.html, scrolled to the line containing the first character of the character string being searched for.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jakob Nielsen