Patents by Inventor John T. Dalton

John T. Dalton 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: 5737609
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and apparatus for generating, from a source signal defining a subject class to be tested, an inspection signal defining an inspection class that has one or more members for (i) generating a test object as an instantiation of the subject class or a class derived therefrom, (ii) invoking one or more selected method members of the test object, and (iii) generating a reporting signal based upon an outcome of invocation of those members. he inspection class, as defined by the inspection signal, can include one or more method members, referred to as "inspection members," for testing corresponding method members of the test object (and, therefore, in the subject class). So-called "test suite members," that are also defined as part of the inspection class, exercise the inspection members. The invention also provides methods and apparatus for responding to an inspection signal to create an inspection object instantiating the inspection class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: Marcam Corporation
    Inventors: Harvey G. Reed, John T. Dalton, Jonathan B. Aibel, Stephen A. Sciandra
  • Patent number: 5113393
    Abstract: Computer apparatus provides distribution of processing among a plurality of loci of control. Specific loci of control include an origination point, an entry point to a recipient's mailbox, in a recipient's mailbox, an exit point from a recipient's mailbox and a completion point after a last recipient. Processing is performed in a foreground or background task, and interactively or non-interactively at each desired loci of control. Processing includes invocation of an application automatically upon receipt of subject data at a focus of control or upon manual command by the recipient at the locus of control. Pre-existing applications are invoked through a common interface between the present invention apparatus and pre-existing applications. A data update routine records recipient's modification of the data during recipient editing in multiple sessions at a locus. A recovery routine insures that at most the last editing session is lost in a system crash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Assignee: Wang Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: John Kam, Lee M. Truchon, Thomas C. Goodale, John T. Dalton