Patents by Inventor Joseph D. Kinkade

Joseph D. Kinkade 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: 6360329
    Abstract: A system for timing intervals in a computer. The system provides an interval timing service for processes running in a computer system. The timing service supports a potentially large number of interval timers by using “timing wheels” that “turn” at different periods. The time base for the fastest turning wheel can be an interrupt event or some other hardware or software control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph D. Kinkade
  • Patent number: 6115826
    Abstract: A system for timing intervals in a computer. The system provides an interval timing service for processes running in a computer system. The timing service supports a potentially large number of interval timers by using "timing wheels" that "turn" at different periods. The time base for the fastest turning wheel can be an interrupt event or some other hardware or software control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: Tandem Computers, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph D. Kinkade
  • Patent number: 5915088
    Abstract: A multiprocessor system is configured so that each of the central processing units (CPUs) of the system have accessed at least portions of the memory of each other CPU. Interprocessor messaging is conducted by a CPU writing to, or reading from, the memory of another CPU of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Tandem Computers Incorporated
    Inventors: Murali Basavaiah, Joseph D. Kinkade, Gary F. Campbell, Srinivasa Murthy