Patents by Inventor Gordon E. Hegfield

Gordon E. Hegfield 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: 20190087434
    Abstract: Merging directory information from a user directory to a common directory includes based on a rule associated with contents of a user directory of a local database, extracting a department indicator from the user directory, mapping the department indicator to a corresponding user record in a common directory of a registry database, and based on the department indicator, marking the user record in the common directory with a department that corresponds to the contents from the user directory with a department for controlling access to that user record in the registry database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: GORDON E. HEGFIELD, RUSSELL HOLDEN, STANLEY K. JERRARD-DUNNE, RAVI RANJAN
  • Patent number: 10169351
    Abstract: Merging directory information from a user directory to a common directory includes based on a rule associated with contents of a user directory of a local database, extracting a department indicator from the user directory, mapping the department indicator to a corresponding user record in a common directory of a registry database, and based on the department indicator, marking the user record in the common directory with a department that corresponds to the contents from the user directory with a department for controlling access to that user record in the registry database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gordon E. Hegfield, Russell Holden, Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne, Ravi Ranjan
  • Publication number: 20170053127
    Abstract: Merging directory information from a user directory to a common directory includes based on a rule associated with contents of a user directory of a local database, extracting a department indicator from the user directory, mapping the department indicator to a corresponding user record in a common directory of a registry database, and based on the department indicator, marking the user record in the common directory with a department that corresponds to the contents from the user directory with a department for controlling access to that user record in the registry database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: GORDON E. HEGFIELD, RUSSELL HOLDEN, STANLEY K. JERRARD-DUNNE, RAVI RANJAN
  • Publication number: 20170053038
    Abstract: Merging directory information from a user directory to a common directory includes based on a rule associated with contents of a user directory of a local database, extracting a department indicator from the user directory, mapping the department indicator to a corresponding user record in a common directory of a registry database, and based on the department indicator, marking the user record in the common directory with a department that corresponds to the contents from the user directory with a department for controlling access to that user record in the registry database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: GORDON E. HEGFIELD, RUSSELL HOLDEN, STANLEY K. JERRARD-DUNNE, RAVI RANJAN
  • Patent number: 6163802
    Abstract: An electronic messaging tracking system and method is provided that tracks messages in a single or multiprotocol messaging environment. Tracking entries are collected, stored and updated. Queries may be made regarding the status, travel path, and other criteria of any message. Queries need not include a unique identifier of the message. Users may access the message tracking system from an internal or external network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ken K Lin, Michael S. Lees, Gordon E. Hegfield, Bruce G. Ernst