Patents by Inventor Anthony C. Pizi

Anthony C. Pizi 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: 6480861
    Abstract: A system and a method for managing, organizing, and allocating service providers in the operational environment of a distributed computer network by applying trade and price mechanisms to a plurality of resource allocation decisions. Local resource allocation rules are set forth for maintaining a near-optimal, global load distribution. The service providers are dynamically allocated based upon the supply of the providers and the demand thereof. An automated mechanism, based on service provider reputation, channels demand away from failing or broken service providers. Strategic load balancing rules cause the elimination of ineffective service providers, and also provide a dynamic replication of service providers that cannot handle the current demand. Further, a method for managing the overall system behavior utilizes administrative surcharges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Merrill Lynch, Co., Inc
    Inventors: Paul Kanevsky, Anthony C. Pizi, Thomas Tsao, Daniel Tyler
  • Patent number: 5878258
    Abstract: A novel computer workstation interface program provides for subordination of select operating system and application commands. The system permits a seamless integration of distinct applications with a common context controller that permits inter-application communication regarding the operating environment. System resources are managed to insure critical operations retain priority, while permitting access to resources as they are freed by the system.The workstation enhances user productivity by creating a work environment orchestrated around task and function rather than specific application and file paradigms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
    Inventors: Anthony C. Pizi, Paul Kanevsky