Patents by Inventor David J. Vines

David J. Vines 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: 20190250943
    Abstract: A virtual runtime module that omits an internal functional implementation of an associated executable module and that includes a runtime-resolvable public interface of the associated executable module is obtained using a processor within a module-based system. The virtual runtime module within the module-based system is resolved, using the runtime-resolvable public interface of the virtual runtime module, to satisfy dependencies associated with the executable module within the module-based system. At least a portion of the internal functional implementation of the associated executable module within the module-based system is installed during runtime using the resolved virtual runtime module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Graham C. Charters, David J. Vines, Timothy J. Ward
  • Patent number: 10318327
    Abstract: A virtual runtime module that omits an internal functional implementation of an associated executable module and that includes a runtime-resolvable public interface of the associated executable module is obtained using a processor within a module-based system. The virtual runtime module within the module-based system is resolved, using the runtime-resolvable public interface of the virtual runtime module, to satisfy dependencies associated with the executable module within the module-based system. At least a portion of the internal functional implementation of the associated executable module within the module-based system is installed during runtime using the resolved virtual runtime module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Graham C. Charters, David J. Vines, Timothy J. Ward
  • Publication number: 20160232028
    Abstract: A virtual runtime module that omits an internal functional implementation of an associated executable module and that includes a runtime-resolvable public interface of the associated executable module is obtained using a processor within a module-based system. The virtual runtime module within the module-based system is resolved, using the runtime-resolvable public interface of the virtual runtime module, to satisfy dependencies associated with the executable module within the module-based system. At least a portion of the internal functional implementation of the associated executable module within the module-based system is installed during runtime using the resolved virtual runtime module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Graham C. Charters, David J. Vines, Timothy J. Ward
  • Patent number: 9342340
    Abstract: A virtual runtime module that omits an internal functional implementation of an associated executable module and that includes a runtime-resolvable public interface of the associated executable module is obtained using a processor within a module-based system. The virtual runtime module within the module-based system is resolved, using the runtime-resolvable public interface of the virtual runtime module, to satisfy dependencies associated with the executable module within the module-based system. At least a portion of the internal functional implementation of the associated executable module within the module-based system is installed during runtime using the resolved virtual runtime module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Graham C. Charters, David J. Vines, Timothy J. Ward
  • Publication number: 20140123134
    Abstract: A virtual runtime module that omits an internal functional implementation of an associated executable module and that includes a runtime-resolvable public interface of the associated executable module is obtained using a processor within a module-based system. The virtual runtime module within the module-based system is resolved, using the runtime-resolvable public interface of the virtual runtime module, to satisfy dependencies associated with the executable module within the module-based system. At least a portion of the internal functional implementation of the associated executable module within the module-based system is installed during runtime using the resolved virtual runtime module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Graham C. Charters, David J. Vines, Timothy J. Ward
  • Patent number: 8495587
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and a computer program product are disclosed for selectively activating a trace function in a computer program in response to a call of a predetermined trigger code element so that trace data is produced only for those subroutines that call the trigger code element or are called by the trigger code element. The computer program product provides one or more trace code elements for one or more selected subroutines of the computer program stored on internal memory of a digital computer. The trace code elements provide trace data for said selected subroutines. The computer program product also selects a subroutine as a trigger code element, processes the computer program, monitors the call stack for the trigger code element, and enables the trace code elements for each selected subroutine simultaneously present in the call stack if the trigger code element is identified in the call stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William Bittles, Paul A Titheridge, David J Vines
  • Publication number: 20100180159
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and a computer program product are disclosed for selectively activating a trace function in a computer program in response to a call of a predetermined trigger code element so that trace data is produced only for those subroutines that call the trigger code element or are called by the trigger code element. The computer program product provides one or more trace code elements for one or more selected subroutines of the computer program stored on internal memory of a digital computer. The trace code elements provide trace data for said selected subroutines. The computer program product also selects a subroutine as a trigger code element, processes the computer program, monitors the call stack for the trigger code element, and enables the trace code elements for each selected subroutine simultaneously present in the call stack if the trigger code element is identified in the call stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Bittles, Paul A Titheridge, David J Vines
  • Patent number: 7472379
    Abstract: A workflow application is represented by a graph comprising a plurality of components, some of which may be processes. At least two of the processes are interpreted according to different respective sets of rules. The sets of rules are implemented in either a plurality of respective navigation engines or in a single engine implementing multiple sets of rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amanda E. Chessell, Vernon M. Green, Catherine S. Griffin, David J. Vines
  • Publication number: 20020180810
    Abstract: Compensation of workflow applications represented by a graph is achieved by including graphical representations of paired primary and compensation tasks and of completion steps indicating success or failure of a process. Execution of a completion step indicating failure of the process causes one or more compensation tasks to run and execution of a completion step indicating success causes commitment of the results of previously executed primary tasks. By associating both a successful and an unsuccessful completion step with a process end point, a compensation group is defined. By associating only an unsuccessful completion step with an inner process within a compensation group, compensation tasks within the inner process whose primary tasks have executed are run if the unsuccessful completion step is reached. Otherwise compensation is deferred pending the outcome of the completion steps of the compensation group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Graham C. Charters, Amanda E. Chessell, Vernon M. Green, Catherine S. Griffin, David J. Vines
  • Publication number: 20020184616
    Abstract: A workflow application is represented by a graph comprising a plurality of components, some of which may be processes. At least two of the processes are interpreted according to different respective sets of rules. The sets of rules are implemented in either a plurality of respective navigation engines or in a single engine implementing multiple sets of rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amanda E. Chessell, Vernon M. Green, Catherine S. Griffin, David J. Vines
  • Patent number: 5251300
    Abstract: The invention provides a data processing network having a first processor, a second processor and a communication system linking said first processor and said second processor characterized in that when said first processor issues a call for triggering said second processor to allocate a real identifier for an entity, control logic associated with said first processor and responsive to said call from said first processor allocates a local identifier available for immediate use by said first processor and subsequently transforms between said local identifier and said real identifier. The invention both recognizes and solves the problem of a first processor being delayed while waiting for an identifier to be supplied by a second processor. Control logic associated with the first processor provides a local identifier for use by the first processor without having to wait for the real identifier from the second processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1993
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Harry Halliwell, David J. Vines, Hugh W. Prior