Patents by Inventor David F. Obermann

David F. Obermann 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: 5546573
    Abstract: User specification of cultural bias during creation of a database allows for managing cultural bias of the database on a distributed data processing system. Upon creation of a database, it is determined if a cultural tag is specified by the user. A default cultural tag is provided if it is determined that no user specified cultural tag is provided. In some embodiments, the cultural tag is subject to validation. The user specified cultural tag or default cultural tag is then placed in a configuration file for the database. Query, change, or reset of the default cultural tag is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Obermann, Mary K. Trumble