Patents by Inventor David Granshaw

David Granshaw 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: 10348660
    Abstract: A messaging system comprises a plurality of connected components and including a schema defining fields for messages, at least one field defined as non-essential. A mechanism for operating the messaging system comprises the steps of collecting one or more performance metrics for one or more components of the messaging system, determining that at least one performance metric has crossed a predetermined threshold, informing one or more components of the messaging system that a surge in workload has occurred, and the informed components removing non-essential fields from transmitted messages and/or not processing non-essential fields from received messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Granshaw, Samuel T. Massey, Daniel J. McGinnes, Martin A. Ross, Richard G. Schofield, Craig H. Stirling
  • Patent number: 10250533
    Abstract: A messaging system comprises a plurality of connected components and including a schema defining fields for messages, at least one field defined as non-essential. A mechanism for operating the messaging system comprises the steps of collecting one or more performance metrics for one or more components of the messaging system, determining that at least one performance metric has crossed a predetermined threshold, informing one or more components of the messaging system that a surge in workload has occurred, and the informed components removing non-essential fields from transmitted messages and/or not processing non-essential fields from received messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Granshaw, Samuel T. Massey, Daniel J. McGinnes, Martin A. Ross, Richard G. Schofield, Craig H. Stirling
  • Patent number: 10218661
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for dynamic, granular messaging persistence in a messaging system. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for dynamic, granular messaging persistence in a messaging system is provided. The method includes monitoring operational performance of a message broker and receiving a message for queuing in a message queue of the message broker. The method also includes parsing the message to extract different fields and corresponding priorities and selectively storing in fixed storage, data for corresponding ones of the different fields based upon consideration of corresponding ones of the priorities and the monitored operational performance. Finally, the method includes queuing the message in the message queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Granshaw, Sam T. Massey, Daniel McGinnes, Martin Ross, Richard Schofield, Craig Stirling
  • Patent number: 10171572
    Abstract: Managing a system comprising a pool of servers including a number of active servers. Utilization of the system capacity is monitored, in which the utilization results from a workload of the number of active servers. Upon detecting a critical utilization of the system capacity during the monitoring of the utilization of the system capacity, a duration of the detected critical utilization of the system capacity is predicted from a monitoring history of the utilization of the system capacity. Further, the number of active servers is increased, if the predicted duration exceeds a defined threshold. Tuning measures may also be deployed to handle surges in capacity utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Granshaw, Daniel J. McGinnes, Samuel T. Massey, Martin A. Ross, Richard Graham Schofield, Craig H. Stirling
  • Patent number: 10102036
    Abstract: Allocating threads to processors based, at least in part, on identifiers for thread sets and applications. A thread is paired with an application and, using the identifier for the application, an ID pairing is allocated to a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Granshaw, Samuel T. Massey, Daniel J. McGinnes, Martin A. Ross, Richard G. Schofield, Craig H. Stirling
  • Publication number: 20180227252
    Abstract: A messaging system comprises a plurality of connected components and including a schema defining fields for messages, at least one field defined as non-essential. A mechanism for operating the messaging system comprises the steps of collecting one or more performance metrics for one or more components of the messaging system, determining that at least one performance metric has crossed a predetermined threshold, informing one or more components of the messaging system that a surge in workload has occurred, and the informed components removing non-essential fields from transmitted messages and/or not processing non-essential fields from received messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: David Granshaw, Samuel T. Massey, Daniel J. McGinnes, Martin A. Ross, Richard G. Schofield, Craig H. Stirling
  • Patent number: 10044651
    Abstract: A messaging system comprises a plurality of connected components and including a schema defining fields for messages, at least one field defined as non-essential. A mechanism for operating the messaging system comprises the steps of collecting one or more performance metrics for one or more components of the messaging system, determining that at least one performance metric has crossed a predetermined threshold, informing one or more components of the messaging system that a surge in workload has occurred, and the informed components removing non-essential fields from transmitted messages and/or not processing non-essential fields from received messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Granshaw, Samuel T. Massey, Daniel J. McGinnes, Martin A. Ross, Richard G. Schofield, Craig H. Stirling
  • Patent number: 9910710
    Abstract: Event processing is prioritized based on system workload. A time constraint attribute is defined in an event rule. The event rule uses one or more events. An event processing system is monitored to determine when the system is under a predefined level of stress. If the system is determined to be under the predefined level of stress, the time constraint attribute in the event rule is used to establish when the processing of a received event used in an event rule must be carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Granshaw, Samuel T. Massey, Daniel J. McGinnes, Martin A. Ross, Richard G. Schofield, Craig H. Stirling
  • Publication number: 20180054403
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of parsing a message comprising a sequence of data fields, the method comprising evaluating program code for processing the parsed message to identify a first set of data fields of the message that are referenced in said program code; identifying the boundaries of the data fields in a schema defining the format of said message; identifying a second set of data fields in said schema related to the first set of data fields by reference, said second set further including the first set; and sequentially parsing the message using the identified data field boundaries, wherein said parsing step comprises skipping data fields in said sequence that precede the first data field belonging to the second set. A computer program product comprising program code for implementing this method and a data processing system adapted to implement this method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: David Granshaw, Samuel T. Massey, Daniel J. McGinnes, Martin A. Ross, Richard G. Schofield, Craig H. Stirling
  • Patent number: 9882844
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of parsing a message comprising a sequence of data fields, the method comprising evaluating program code for processing the parsed message to identify a first set of data fields of the message that are referenced in said program code; identifying the boundaries of the data fields in a schema defining the format of said message; identifying a second set of data fields in said schema related to the first set of data fields by reference, said second set further including the first set; and sequentially parsing the message using the identified data field boundaries, wherein said parsing step comprises skipping data fields in said sequence that precede the first data field belonging to the second set. A computer program product comprising program code for implementing this method and a data processing system adapted to implement this method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Granshaw, Samuel T. Massey, Daniel J. McGinnes, Martin A. Ross, Richard G. Schofield, Craig H. Stirling
  • Publication number: 20180006980
    Abstract: A messaging system comprises a plurality of connected components and including a schema defining fields for messages, at least one field defined as non-essential. A mechanism for operating the messaging system comprises the steps of collecting one or more performance metrics for one or more components of the messaging system, determining that at least one performance metric has crossed a predetermined threshold, informing one or more components of the messaging system that a surge in workload has occurred, and the informed components removing non-essential fields from transmitted messages and/or not processing non-essential fields from received messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: David Granshaw, Samuel T. Massey, Daniel J. McGinnes, Martin A. Ross, Richard G. Schofield, Craig H. Stirling
  • Publication number: 20170346778
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for dynamic, granular messaging persistence in a messaging system. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for dynamic, granular messaging persistence in a messaging system is provided. The method includes monitoring operational performance of a message broker and receiving a message for queuing in a message queue of the message broker. The method also includes parsing the message to extract different fields and corresponding priorities and selectively storing in fixed storage, data for corresponding ones of the different fields based upon consideration of corresponding ones of the priorities and the monitored operational performance. Finally, the method includes queuing the message in the message queue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: David Granshaw, Sam T. Massey, Daniel McGinnes, Martin Ross, Richard Schofield, Craig Stirling
  • Patent number: 9736103
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for dynamic, granular messaging persistence in a messaging system. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for dynamic, granular messaging persistence in a messaging system is provided. The method includes monitoring operational performance of a message broker and receiving a message for queuing in a message queue of the message broker. The method also includes parsing the message to extract different fields and corresponding priorities and selectively storing in fixed storage, data for corresponding ones of the different fields based upon consideration of corresponding ones of the priorities and the monitored operational performance. Finally, the method includes queuing the message in the message queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Granshaw, Sam T. Massey, Daniel McGinnes, Martin Ross, Richard Schofield, Craig Stirling
  • Publication number: 20170228256
    Abstract: Allocating threads to processors based, at least in part, on identifiers for thread sets and applications. A thread is paired with an application and, using the identifier for the application, an ID pairing is allocated to a processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: David Granshaw, Samuel T. Massey, Daniel J. McGinnes, Martin A. Ross, Richard G. Schofield, Craig H. Stirling
  • Publication number: 20170208121
    Abstract: Managing a system comprising a pool of servers including a number of active servers. Utilization of the system capacity is monitored, in which the utilization results from a workload of the number of active servers. Upon detecting a critical utilization of the system capacity during the monitoring of the utilization of the system capacity, a duration of the detected critical utilization of the system capacity is predicted from a monitoring history of the utilization of the system capacity. Further, the number of active servers is increased, if the predicted duration exceeds a defined threshold. Tuning measures may also be deployed to handle surges in capacity utilization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: David Granshaw, Daniel J. McGinnes, Samuel T. Massey, Martin A. Ross, Richard Graham Schofield, Craig H. Stirling
  • Patent number: 9674069
    Abstract: A messaging system comprises a plurality of connected components and including a schema defining fields for messages, at least one field defined as non-essential. A mechanism for operating the messaging system comprises the steps of collecting one or more performance metrics for one or more components of the messaging system, determining that at least one performance metric has crossed a predetermined threshold, informing one or more components of the messaging system that a surge in workload has occurred, and the informed components removing non-essential fields from transmitted messages and/or not processing non-essential fields from received messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Granshaw, Samuel T. Massey, Daniel J. McGinnes, Martin A. Ross, Richard G. Schofield, Craig H. Stirling
  • Publication number: 20170149705
    Abstract: A messaging system comprises a plurality of connected components and including a schema defining fields for messages, at least one field defined as non-essential. A mechanism for operating the messaging system comprises the steps of collecting one or more performance metrics for one or more components of the messaging system, determining that at least one performance metric has crossed a predetermined threshold, informing one or more components of the messaging system that a surge in workload has occurred, and the informed components removing non-essential fields from transmitted messages and/or not processing non-essential fields from received messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: David Granshaw, Samuel T. Massey, Daniel J. McGinnes, Martin A. Ross, Richard G. Schofield, Craig H. Stirling
  • Patent number: 9569285
    Abstract: A method and system for message handling wherein a structured message is transmitted as a reduced message with the structure removed. The method includes: monitoring messages to be transmitted, the step of monitoring comprising: for each message, identifying one or more elements within the message and identifying the format of content and/or structure encapsulated by those elements; determining the probability that a message will conform to a previously identified format; and using the determined probability to decide when to transmit a format template for the message, wherein the format template is for use by a destination to add the structure removed by a message source back into the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William Bittles, David Granshaw, John B. Pickering
  • Patent number: 9524747
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to controlling persisting of data to disk for use with a messaging system including an application operable for generating and sending a message to a destination. An aspect is an apparatus, which includes a comparator operable to determine whether the message includes common data, and an extractor, responsive to a determination that the message includes common data, configured to extract the common data and non-common data from the message. The apparatus also includes a persistor operable to determine whether the common data have already been persisted to disk. The persistor is operable, in response to a determination that the common data have not already been persisted to disk, to separately persist the common data and the non-common data to disk. The persistor is operable, in response to a determination that the common data have already been persisted to disk, to persist the non-common data to disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Granshaw, Samuel T. Massey, Daniel J. McGinnes, Martin A. Ross, Richard G. Schofield, Craig H. Stirling
  • Patent number: 9477576
    Abstract: A computer captures a thread state data of a first program. The computer generates a second program by applying a first program patch to the first program. The computer inserts additional code into a source code of the second program. The computer executes a first performance test using the second program and the inserted additional code. The computer monitors a first status of the second program and the inserted additional code that are under the first performance test. The computer determines a degree that a first deadlock state was prevented during the first performance test. The computer generates a first message based, at least in part, on the determined degree that the first deadlock state was prevented during the first performance test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Granshaw, Samuel T. Massey, Daniel J. McGinnes, Martin A. Ross, Richard G. Schofield, Craig H. Stirling