Patents by Inventor John F. Childress

John F. Childress 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: 10303799
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, computer program products, and systems for automatically generating a display to present different terms. Embodiments of the present invention can be used to identify a first and a second user using applications in a software as a service (SaaS) environment and store, for the first and the second user, a first term associated with the first user and a second term associated with the second user in the SaaS environment. Responsive to identifying the first term associated with the first user and the second term associated with the second user have functionally equivalent definitions, embodiments of the present invention can replace the second term associated with the second user with the first term associated with the first user and generate a display for the first term associated with the first user that replaced the second term associated with the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rhonda L. Childress, Donna M. Hickey, Randy S. Johnson, John F. Kelley, Tedrick N. Northway, Bradley K. Wells
  • Patent number: 4646250
    Abstract: A data entry screen for an interactive data entry system provides a means for identifying to a user those fields where data may be entered and those fields in which data must be entered. Initially, the formatted data entry screen is displayed to the user with mandatory data entry fields highlighted and optional data entry fields without highlighting. As data is correctly entered into either a mandatory or optional data entry field, the data is processed and redisplayed without highlighting. The interactive data entry system checks the correctness of data entered by the user in the mandatory and some of the optional data entry fields, and if an error is detected, the incorrectly entered data is redisplayed with highlighting whether the data was entered in a mandatory or an optional data entry field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventor: John F. Childress