Patents by Inventor Ajamu A. Wesley

Ajamu A. Wesley 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).

  • Publication number: 20180121407
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for interleaving XForms with JSF request processing can be provided. The system can include an XForms definition generated for a form configured for rendering in a Web application. Specifically, the XForms definition can specify a data model for data to be processed within the form. The system further can include a JSF code generation module programmed to process the forms model to produce a form bean, a faces configuration, and a JSF page for each navigable view defined in the XForms definition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Derek W. Carr, Carol A. Jones, Ajamu A. Wesley, Cesar A. Wong
  • Patent number: 9886431
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for interleaving XForms with JSF request processing can be provided. The system can include an XForms definition generated for a form configured for rendering in a Web application. Specifically, the XForms definition can specify a data model for data to be processed within the form. The system further can include a JSF code generation module programmed to process the forms model to produce a form bean, a faces configuration, and a JSF page for each navigable view defined in the XForms definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Derek W. Carr, Carol A. Jones, Ajamu A. Wesley, Cesar A. Wong
  • Patent number: 9594548
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to templated application deployment, and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for dynamically updating templated applications. In one embodiment of the invention, a templated application deployment data processing system can include an application container configured to host templated application instances defined by one or more templates. The system also can include application deployment logic including program code enabled to deploy the templated application instances into the application container responsive to the templates. Finally, the system can include a listener architecture coupled to the application deployment logic and configured to notify the application deployment logic of changes to the templates for the application instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ronny A. Pena, Ajamu A. Wesley
  • Patent number: 9575735
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to templated application deployment and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for the uniform specification of the creation and management of an application template. In one embodiment, a method for creating and managing application templates utilizing assets can be provided. The method can include grouping templated application components as assets described by a profile, building a manifest for the grouped assets, and packaging the grouped assets and the manifest in an archive. In this regard, grouping templated application components as assets described by a profile, can include grouping templated application components as Reusable Asset Specification (RAS) assets described by an RAS profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Manuel A. Baldera, Eleni-Georgia Karra, Margaret M. O'Connell, Hanna Russo, Ajamu A. Wesley
  • Publication number: 20160140100
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for interleaving XForms with JSF request processing can be provided. The system can include an XForms definition generated for a form configured for rendering in a Web application. Specifically, the XForms definition can specify a data model for data to be processed within the form. The system further can include a JSF code generation module programmed to process the forms model to produce a form bean, a faces configuration, and a JSF page for each navigable view defined in the XForms definition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Derek W. Carr, Carol A. Jones, Ajamu A. Wesley, Cesar A. Wong
  • Patent number: 9256407
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for interleaving XForms with JSF request processing can be provided. The system can include an XForms definition generated for a form configured for rendering in a Web application. Specifically, the XForms definition can specify a data model for data to be processed within the form. The system further can include a JSF code generation module programmed to process the forms model to produce a form bean, a faces configuration, and a JSF page for each navigable view defined in the XForms definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Derek W. Carr, Carol A. Jones, Ajamu A. Wesley, Cesar A. Wong
  • Patent number: 9020995
    Abstract: A method of data storage and retrieval using a relational database can include defining a first table in a relational database including a plurality of entries having a first value for a first field. A second table in the relational database including a plurality of entries can be defined. Each of the plurality of entries in the second table can specify an additional value for the first field of a corresponding entry in the first table. Responsive to a query, a data item selected from at least one of the plurality of entries in the first table can be presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Colleen S. Connearney, Michael W. Cross, John R. McGarvey, Christopher R. Seekamp, Ajamu Wesley
  • Publication number: 20140344214
    Abstract: The present invention is a method, system and apparatus for dynamically binding principal services to activities in a business process in a cross-enterprise business process management system. In a preferred aspect of the invention, the system can include a business process specification document processing engine configured to process business process specification documents in which each of the documents defines a business process. A deployment service can be coupled to the engine and programmed to generate and deploy partner link instances for corresponding partner links specified in the documents. Finally, a link base authority can be configured to notify each partner link instance when an endpoint reference to a principal service has changed. Notably, the business process specification documents can include BPEL documents. As such, the business process specification document processing engine can include a BPEL4WS run-time engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Derek W. Carr, Peter P. Eacmen, Ronny A. Pena, Ajamu A. Wesley
  • Patent number: 8799003
    Abstract: The present invention is a method, system and apparatus for dynamically binding principal services to activities in a business process in a cross-enterprise business process management system. In a preferred aspect of the invention, the system can include a business process specification document processing engine configured to process business process specification documents in which each of the documents defines a business process. A deployment service can be coupled to the engine and programmed to generate and deploy partner link instances for corresponding partner links specified in the documents. Finally, a link base authority can be configured to notify each partner link instance when an endpoint reference to a principal service has changed. Notably, the business process specification documents can include BPEL documents. As such, the business process specification document processing engine can include a BPEL4WS run-time engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Derek W. Carr, Peter P. Eacmen, Ronny A. Pena, Ajamu A. Wesley
  • Patent number: 8589594
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are disclosed for dynamically integrating software resources (such as web services and other back-end software resources) using the services of a content framework (such as a portal platform). A portlet model is leveraged to allow programmatic portlets to serve as proxies for web services, thereby extending portlets beyond their traditional visual role. A deployment interface and a system interface are described for these portlet proxies. The deployment interface is used for composing new web services, and a composition tool is described. The system interface allows for run-time management of the web services by the portal platform. The service provider for a particular function may be bound to the portlet proxy at development time or at run-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James C. Fletcher, David B. Lindquist, Michael C. Wanderski, Ajamu A. Wesley
  • Patent number: 8489741
    Abstract: A self-governing, self-healing and self-optimizing policy oriented grid architecture. The architecture can include a hosting service configured for use in a computing grid. The hosting service can include a Web service; grid instrumentation coupled to the Web service; a Web service descriptive document; and, a service policy element disposed in the Web service descriptive document. The Web service descriptive document can include a WSDL type document. Moreover, at least one WSLA can be referenced in the WSDL type document. Notably, the service policy element can include at least one policy selected from the group consisting of a security assertion and a business rule. The security assertion can include a security assertion markup language (SAML) formatted authentication statement having a subject specifying a role identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nanchariah R. Chalasani, Quddus K. W. Chong, Dolapo M. Falola, Ajamu A. Wesley, Andrea R. Yanik
  • Patent number: 8484699
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for achieving context-sensitive confidentiality within a federated environment for which content is aggregated in a distributed Web portal (or similar aggregation framework), ensuring that message portions that should be confidential are confidential to all entities in the federated environment except those entities to which the message portions may properly be divulged. The federation may comprise an arbitrary number of autonomous security domains, and these security domains may have independent trust models and authentication services. Using the disclosed techniques, messages can be routed securely within a cross-domain federation (irrespective of routing paths), thereby ensuring that confidential information is not exposed to unintended third parties and that critical information is not tampered with while in transit between security domains. Preferred embodiments leverage Web services techniques and a number of industry standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Nadalin, Ajamu A. Wesley
  • Patent number: 8335862
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are disclosed for dynamically integrating software resources (such as web services and other back-end software resources) using the services of a content framework (such as a portal platform). A portlet model is leveraged to allow programmatic portlets to serve as proxies for web services, thereby extending portlets beyond their traditional visual role. A deployment interface and a system interface are described for these portlet proxies. The deployment interface is used for composing new web services, and a composition tool is described. The system interface allows for run-time management of the web services by the portal platform. The service provider for a particular function may be bound to the portlet proxy at development time or at run-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James C. Fletcher, David B. Lidquist, Michael C. Wanderski, Ajamu A. Wesley
  • Publication number: 20120303821
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are disclosed for dynamically integrating software resources (such as web services and other back-end software resources) using the services of a content framework (such as a portal platform). A portlet model is leveraged to allow programmatic portlets to serve as proxies for web services, thereby extending portlets beyond their traditional visual role. A deployment interface and a system interface are described for these portlet proxies. The deployment interface is used for composing new web services, and a composition tool is described. The system interface allows for run-time management of the web services by the portal platform. The service provider for a particular function may be bound to the portlet proxy at development time or at run-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James C. Fletcher, David B. Lindquist, Michael C. Wanderski, Ajamu A. Wesley
  • Patent number: 8261330
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for federated identity brokering. In accordance with the present invention, a credential processing gateway can be disposed between one or more logical services and one or more service requesting clients in a computer communications network. Acting as a proxy and a trusted authority to the logical services, the credential processing gateway can map the credentials of the service requesting clients to the certification requirements of the logical services. In this way, the credential processing gateway can act as a federated identity broker in providing identity certification services for a multitude of different service requesting clients without requiring the logical services to include a pre-configuration for specifically processing the credentials of particular service requesting clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barry D. Atkins, David O. Melgar, Anthony Nadalin, Ajamu A. Wesley
  • Publication number: 20120167173
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for achieving context-sensitive confidentiality within a federated environment for which content is aggregated in a distributed Web portal (or similar aggregation framework), ensuring that message portions that should be confidential are confidential to all entities in the federated environment except those entities to which the message portions may properly be divulged. The federation may comprise an arbitrary number of autonomous security domains, and these security domains may have independent trust models and authentication services. Using the disclosed techniques, messages can be routed securely within a cross-domain federation (irrespective of routing paths), thereby ensuring that confidential information is not exposed to unintended third parties and that critical information is not tampered with while in transit between security domains. Preferred embodiments leverage Web services techniques and a number of industry standards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anthony J. Nadalin, Ajamu A. Wesley
  • Patent number: 8200979
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for achieving context-sensitive confidentiality within a federated environment for which content is aggregated in a distributed Web portal (or similar aggregation framework), ensuring that message portions that should be confidential are confidential to all entities in the federated environment except those entities to which the message portions may properly be divulged. The federation may comprise an arbitrary number of autonomous security domains, and these security domains may have independent trust models and authentication services. Using the disclosed techniques, messages can be routed securely within a cross-domain federation (irrespective of routing paths), thereby ensuring that confidential information is not exposed to unintended third parties and that critical information is not tampered with while in transit between security domains. Preferred embodiments leverage Web services techniques and a number of industry standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Nadalin, Ajamu A. Wesley
  • Patent number: 8180871
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for improving network operations by dynamically redeploying services (such as web services or other network-accessible services) in a computing network. A programmatic replication or redeployment process is defined, whereby system upgrades may be implemented by redeploying services dynamically, without human intervention, enabling the complexity of upgrading previously-deployed software to be reduced significantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter J. Brittenham, Douglas B. Davis, David B. Lindquist, Ajamu A. Wesley
  • Patent number: 8176081
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to deploying XForms in an enterprise environment and provide a method, system and computer program product for forms integration of an external data model not implemented through a DOM accessible API. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for forms integration of an external data model not implemented through a DOM accessible API can include generating a data graph for an external data model for a forms based application and transforming the data graph into a DOM representation of the data graph. Value changes for fields of a form in the forms based application can be applied to nodes of the DOM representation and mutations in the nodes of the DOM representation can be synchronized to corresponding nodes in the data graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael I. Ahern, Derek W. Carr, Carol A. Jones, Ajamu A. Wesley, Cesar A. Wong
  • Patent number: 8023940
    Abstract: A hyper-scatternet includes a first ad hoc piconet, a second ad hoc piconet and a wide area network, wherein the first and second ad hoc piconets are configured to communicate with one another via the wide area network. Each ad hoc piconet can include an application server that includes an ad hoc piconet interface that is configured to communicate with an ad hoc piconet using an ad hoc piconet protocol, and a wide area network interface that is configured to communicate with a wide area network using a wide area network protocol. The application server also includes a service manifest that is configured to determine ad hoc piconet services that are available from the ad hoc piconet via the ad hoc piconet interface, and to advertise the ad hoc piconet services to the wide area network as wide area network services via the wide area network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jamel P. Lynch, Jr., Brent A. Miller, Ajamu A. Wesley