Patents by Inventor David M. Whitlock

David M. Whitlock 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: 20180276254
    Abstract: Disclosed below are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for managing and classifying assets in an information technology (“IF”) environment using a tag-based approach. The disclosed tag-based classification techniques can be implemented through a graphical user interface. Embodiments of the disclosed tag-based classification techniques can be used to allow a user to easily and quickly select, and perform actions on groups of one or more assets (e.g., monitor policies, perform upgrades, etc.). For example, the tag-based classification techniques can automatically classify assets into “tag sets” (or “tagged sets”) based on node properties or user-selected criteria or conditions (e.g., criteria or conditions that are established in a user-created tagging profile or rule). The tagged assets can then be further filtered to identify even deeper relationships between the assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Tripwire, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Whitlock, Mark A. Little, Julie Booth, Chyna Trople
  • Patent number: 9922055
    Abstract: Disclosed below are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for managing and classifying assets in an information technology (“IT”) environment using a tag-based approach. The disclosed tag-based classification techniques can be implemented through a graphical user interface. Embodiments of the disclosed tag-based classification techniques can be used to allow a user to easily and quickly select and perform actions on groups of one or more assets (e.g., monitor policies, perform upgrades, etc.). For example, the tag-based classification techniques can automatically classify assets into “tag sets” (or “tagged sets”) based on node properties or user-selected criteria or conditions (e.g., criteria or conditions that are established in a user-created tagging profile or rule). The tagged assets can then be further filtered to identify even deeper relationships between the assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Tripwire, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Whitlock, Mark A. Little, Julie Booth, Chyna Trople
  • Publication number: 20130054601
    Abstract: Disclosed below are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for managing and classifying assets in an information technology (“IT”) environment using a tag-based approach. The disclosed tag-based classification techniques can be implemented through a graphical user interface. Embodiments of the disclosed tag-based classification techniques can be used to allow a user to easily and quickly select and perform actions on groups of one or more assets (e.g., monitor policies, perform upgrades, etc.). For example, the tag-based classification techniques can automatically classify assets into “tag sets” (or “tagged sets”) based on node properties or user-selected criteria or conditions (e.g., criteria or conditions that are established in a user-created tagging profile or rule). The tagged assets can then be further filtered to identify even deeper relationships between the assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: David M. Whitlock, Mark A. Little, Julie Booth, Chyna Trople
  • Patent number: 8201187
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for monitoring an object space shared among plural applications. Objects stored in the shared space are registered for monitoring and the system receives data related to the registered objects that can be utilized to perform statistical analysis, for example, relating to the overall health of the applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Monnie, Robert Bretl, Michael A. Nastos, Darrel S. Schneider, Bruce J. Schuchardt, David M. Whitlock, Eric J. Zoerner