Patents by Inventor Alfred Hermann

Alfred Hermann 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: 7099938
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method for monitoring services of an information technology (IT) environment. The method comprises evaluating, by a status engine, the status of a service (superordinate service) that depends on at least one of the statuses of one or more other services (subordinate services) and one or more messages. The messages come from services of the IT environment and affect the status of the superordinate service. The evaluation is performed according to one or more rules. The rules include at least one of: a) a rule that is based on additional attributes of the service other than the status; b) a rule that ignores subordinate services; c) a rule that is defined by a user on the basis of at least one of i) logical and ii) arithmetical operations of the status of subordinate services or of said messages or of said attributes; and d) a rule that is programmed individually by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alfred Hermann, Frank Vosseler, Bernd Gutjahr, Peter Klotz
  • Patent number: 6732118
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method performed by a service management system for monitoring objects of an IT environment. At least some of the objects and their dependencies are represented in a service model. The method comprises that data relating to an object that is not represented in the service model is automatically processed by the service management system, and when said object is later included in the service model, the results of this processing are available for monitoring the included object. The invention is also directed to a corresponding computer system and a corresponding computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alfred Hermann, Bernd Gutjahr, Peter Klotz
  • Publication number: 20020143788
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method performed by a service management system for monitoring objects of an IT environment. At least some of the objects and their dependencies are represented in a service model. The method comprises that data relating to an object that is not represented in the service model is automatically processed by the service management system, and when said object is later included in the service model, the results of this processing are available for monitoring the included object. The invention is also directed to a corresponding computer system and a corresponding computer program product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventors: Alfred Hermann, Bernd Gutjahr, Peter Klotz
  • Publication number: 20020138638
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method for monitoring services of an information technology (IT) environment. The method comprises evaluating, by a status engine, the status of a service (superordinate service) that depends on at least one of the statuses of one or more other services (subordinate services) and one or more messages. The messages come from services of the IT environment and affect the status of the superordinate service. The evaluation is performed according to one or more rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventors: Alfred Hermann, Frank Vosseler, Bernd Gutjahr, Peter Klotz
  • Patent number: 6175363
    Abstract: The user interface of a window in a windows-based computer environment, such as an application window (50) or a launcher window (10), has controls that provide a user with an explicit mechanism for changing the user interface approach taken by the user interface in presenting functionality of network and systems management applications to the user via the user interface. The following types of user interface approaches can be obtained in network and systems management applications: an object-based approach, is a task-based approach, an information-based approach, and a tool-based approach. A change in the user interface approach via an approach control mechanism (14) is typically associated with a corresponding change in the items presented to the user and the way in which functionality will be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Evelyn L. Williams, Lawrence M. Besaw, Robert Raymond, Alfred Hermann