Patents by Inventor Beth Glendening

Beth Glendening 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: 20200409675
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for merging data structure definitions. The techniques include generating a first memory layout definition based on a first data structure definition that is written in a first programming language. The techniques further include generating a second memory layout definition based on a second data structure definition that is written in a second programming language. Additionally, the techniques include merging the first memory layout definition and the second memory layout definition into a merged memory layout definition. Further, the techniques include generating a merged data structure definition based on the merged memory layout definition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Jens Mehler, Marco Kraemer, Christoph Raisch, Beth A. Glendening
  • Patent number: 10700869
    Abstract: Aspects include providing automatic access control and security for a synchronous input/output (I/O) link. Providing automatic access control and security includes initializing devices of a storage environment over a first link to verify that the devices are available within the storage environment; building a table of identifiers, where each of the identifiers is assigned one of the devices that have been initialized; and verifying a first device attempting to perform synchronous I/O commands across the synchronization I/O link by confirming that an identifier assigned to the first device is within the table of identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David F. Craddock, Beth A. Glendening, Dale F. Riedy, Peter G. Sutton, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 10592446
    Abstract: Aspects include sending a request to perform a unit of work that includes a synchronous I/O operation. The sending is from an operating system (OS) executing on a server to firmware located on the server. The synchronous I/O request includes a command request block that includes an operation code identifying the synchronous I/O operation and an identifier of a persistent storage control unit (SCU). The OS waits for the synchronous I/O to complete and the unit of work remains active during the waiting. The firmware detects that the synchronous I/O operation has completed. A command response block that includes completion status information about the synchronous I/O operation is received by the OS from the firmware. The unit of work is completed in response to the I/O operation completing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David F. Craddock, Beth A. Glendening, Dale F. Riedy, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 10585821
    Abstract: Aspects include sending a request to perform a unit of work that includes a synchronous I/O operation. The sending is from an operating system (OS) executing on a server to firmware located on the server. The synchronous I/O request includes a command request block that includes an operation code identifying the synchronous I/O operation and a identifier of a persistent storage control unit (SCU). The OS waits for the synchronous I/O to complete and the unit of work remains active during the waiting. The firmware detects that the synchronous I/O operation has completed. A command response block that includes completion status information about the synchronous I/O operation is received by the OS from the firmware. The unit of work is completed in response to the I/O operation completing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David F. Craddock, Beth A. Glendening, Dale F. Riedy, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 10216517
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for clearing specified blocks of main storage. In one embodiment, an EADM start subchannel is executed. The instructions of the execution of the EADM start subchannel may include a SAP receiving an ADM request block, which specifies a main-storage-clearing operation command. The address and size of a block of main memory to be cleared by the SAP is specified in an MSB designated by the ADM request block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony F. Coneski, Beth A. Glendening, Dan F. Greiner, Peter G. Sutton, Scott B. Tuttle, Elpida Tzortzatos
  • Patent number: 10216518
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for clearing specified blocks of main storage. In one embodiment, an EADM start subchannel is executed. The instructions of the execution of the EADM start subchannel may include a SAP receiving an ADM request block, which specifies a main-storage-clearing operation command. The address and size of a block of main memory to be cleared by the SAP is specified in an MSB designated by the ADM request block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony F. Coneski, Beth A. Glendening, Dan F. Greiner, Peter G. Sutton, Scott B. Tuttle, Elpida Tzortzatos
  • Patent number: 10218507
    Abstract: Aspects include providing automatic access control and security for a synchronous input/output (I/O) link. Providing automatic access control and security includes initializing devices of a storage environment over a first link to verify that the devices are available within the storage environment; building a table of identifiers, where each of the identifiers is assigned one of the devices that have been initialized; and verifying a first device attempting to perform synchronous I/O commands across the synchronization I/O link by confirming that an identifier assigned to the first device is within the table of identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David F. Craddock, Beth A. Glendening, Dale F. Riedy, Peter G. Sutton, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Publication number: 20190034366
    Abstract: Aspects include sending a request to perform a unit of work that includes a synchronous I/O operation. The sending is from an operating system (OS) executing on a server to firmware located on the server. The synchronous I/O request includes a command request block that includes an operation code identifying the synchronous I/O operation and a identifier of a persistent storage control unit (SCU). The OS waits for the synchronous I/O to complete and the unit of work remains active during the waiting. The firmware detects that the synchronous I/O operation has completed. A command response block that includes completion status information about the synchronous I/O operation is received by the OS from the firmware. The unit of work is completed in response to the I/O operation completing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: David F. Craddock, Beth A. Glendening, Dale F. Riedy, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Publication number: 20190007213
    Abstract: Aspects include providing automatic access control and security for a synchronous input/output (I/O) link. Providing automatic access control and security includes initializing devices of a storage environment over a first link to verify that the devices are available within the storage environment; building a table of identifiers, where each of the identifiers is assigned one of the devices that have been initialized; and verifying a first device attempting to perform synchronous I/O commands across the synchronization I/O link by confirming that an identifier assigned to the first device is within the table of identifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: David F. Craddock, Beth A. Glendening, Dale F. Riedy, Peter G. Sutton, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Publication number: 20180357189
    Abstract: Aspects include sending a request to perform a unit of work that includes a synchronous I/O operation. The sending is from an operating system (OS) executing on a server to firmware located on the server. The synchronous I/O request includes a command request block that includes an operation code identifying the synchronous I/O operation and an identifier of a persistent storage control unit (SCU). The OS waits for the synchronous I/O to complete and the unit of work remains active during the waiting. The firmware detects that the synchronous I/O operation has completed. A command response block that includes completion status information about the synchronous I/O operation is received by the OS from the firmware. The unit of work is completed in response to the I/O operation completing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: David F. Craddock, Beth A. Glendening, Dale F. Riedy, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 10120818
    Abstract: Aspects include sending a request to perform a unit of work that includes a synchronous I/O operation. The sending is from an operating system (OS) executing on a server to firmware located on the server. The synchronous I/O request includes a command request block that includes an operation code identifying the synchronous I/O operation and a identifier of a persistent storage control unit (SCU). The OS waits for the synchronous I/O to complete and the unit of work remains active during the waiting. The firmware detects that the synchronous I/O operation has completed. A command response block that includes completion status information about the synchronous I/O operation is received by the OS from the firmware. The unit of work is completed in response to the I/O operation completing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David F. Craddock, Beth A. Glendening, Dale F. Riedy, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 10120822
    Abstract: Aspects include acquiring measurement data of a synchronous input/output (I/O) link between an operating system and a recipient. The acquiring measurement data can include monitoring operating system usage of synchronous I/O commands on the synchronous I/O link and storing the operating system usage in a measurement block as the measurement data. Further, the measurement block is accessible by the operating system to determine that the measurement data is acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David F. Craddock, Beth A. Glendening, Dale F. Riedy, Peter G. Sutton, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 10114723
    Abstract: Aspects include acquiring measurement data of a synchronous input/output (I/O) link between an operating system and a recipient. The acquiring measurement data can include monitoring operating system usage of synchronous I/O commands on the synchronous I/O link and storing the operating system usage in a measurement block as the measurement data. Further, the measurement block is accessible by the operating system to determine that the measurement data is acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David F. Craddock, Beth A. Glendening, Dale F. Riedy, Peter G. Sutton, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 10108358
    Abstract: Aspects include sending a request to perform a unit of work that includes a synchronous I/O operation. The sending is from an operating system (OS) executing on a server to firmware located on the server. The synchronous I/O request includes a command request block that includes an operation code identifying the synchronous I/O operation and a identifier of a persistent storage control unit (SCU). The OS waits for the synchronous I/O to complete and the unit of work remains active during the waiting. The firmware detects that the synchronous I/O operation has completed. A command response block that includes completion status information about the synchronous I/O operation is received by the OS from the firmware. The unit of work is completed in response to the I/O operation completing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David F. Craddock, Beth A. Glendening, Dale F. Riedy, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 10068001
    Abstract: Aspects include synchronous input/output (I/O) replication of data. A synchronous I/O request is received from an operating system (OS) by firmware on a server. A plurality of synchronous I/O mailbox commands is transmitted by the firmware to a plurality of persistent storage control unit (SCU) nodes. The content of each of the plurality of synchronous I/O commands is based on the synchronous I/O request. A unit of work in the OS corresponding to the synchronous I/O request remains active at least until the synchronous I/O request is completed. It is determined, by the firmware, that determining that each of the plurality of persistent SCU nodes have completed their respective synchronous I/O commands. Based on the determining, the firmware indicates to the OS that the synchronous I/O request is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David F. Craddock, Beth A. Glendening, Matthew J. Kalos, Peter G. Sutton, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 10067720
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for executing a plurality of computer-executable synchronous input/output (I/O) commands received by a storage control unit in a multiple virtual storage system. An example method includes receiving a set of synchronous I/O commands, each of the commands received from a respective operating system from a plurality of operating systems. The method further includes selecting, from the set of synchronous I/O operations, a subset of synchronous I/O commands, and allocating a shared resource to the subset of synchronous I/O commands. The method further includes executing each synchronous I/O command from the selected subset of synchronous I/O commands concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David F. Craddock, Beth A. Glendening
  • Patent number: 10068000
    Abstract: Aspects include synchronous input/output (I/O) replication of data. A synchronous I/O request is received from an operating system (OS) by firmware on a server. A plurality of synchronous I/O mailbox commands is transmitted by the firmware to a plurality of persistent storage control unit (SCU) nodes. The content of each of the plurality of synchronous I/O commands is based on the synchronous I/O request. A unit of work in the OS corresponding to the synchronous I/O request remains active at least until the synchronous I/O request is completed. It is determined, by the firmware, that determining that each of the plurality of persistent SCU nodes have completed their respective synchronous I/O commands. Based on the determining, the firmware indicates to the OS that the synchronous I/O request is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David F. Craddock, Beth A. Glendening, Matthew J. Kalos, Peter G. Sutton, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 10063376
    Abstract: Aspects include providing automatic access control and security for a synchronous input/output (I/O) link. Providing automatic access control and security includes initializing devices of a storage environment over a first link to verify that the devices are available within the storage environment; building a table of identifiers, where each of the identifiers is assigned one of the devices that have been initialized; and verifying a first device attempting to perform synchronous I/O commands across the synchronization I/O link by confirming that an identifier assigned to the first device is within the table of identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David F. Craddock, Beth A. Glendening, Dale F. Riedy, Peter G. Sutton, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 10009424
    Abstract: Aspects include for performing an initialization sequence by a first device to execute synchronous input/output (I/O) commands across a synchronous I/O link. The initialization sequence includes posting, by the first device, a first acknowledgement in response to a register area corresponding to a second device being updated with first information according to a first synchronization sequence, the first information comprising a worldwide node name of the second device and posting, by the first device, a second acknowledgement in response the register area being updated with second information according to a second synchronization sequence, the second information comprising mailbox information. The initialization sequence also includes performing, by the first device, a third synchronization sequence to provide a worldwide node name of the first device; and performing, by the first device, a fourth synchronization sequence to provide a status area address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David F. Craddock, Beth A. Glendening, Marco Kraemer, Juan J. Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10009423
    Abstract: Aspects include for performing an initialization sequence by a first device to execute synchronous input/output (I/O) commands across a synchronous I/O link. The initialization sequence includes posting, by the first device, a first acknowledgement in response to a register area corresponding to a second device being updated with first information according to a first synchronization sequence, the first information comprising a worldwide node name of the second device and posting, by the first device, a second acknowledgement in response the register area being updated with second information according to a second synchronization sequence, the second information comprising mailbox information. The initialization sequence also includes performing, by the first device, a third synchronization sequence to provide a worldwide node name of the first device; and performing, by the first device, a fourth synchronization sequence to provide a status area address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David F. Craddock, Beth A. Glendening, Marco Kraemer, Juan J. Ruiz