Patents by Inventor Joseph M. Hary

Joseph M. Hary 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: 5293385
    Abstract: The invention supports the use of sound attributes generated in response to execution of a computer program to communicate information about program and data structure dynamics during computer program execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph M. Hary
  • Patent number: 4941102
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for debugging a forward-chaining (rule-based) expert system are disclosed. A single STEP command controls the expert system and automatically presents prefire and postfire displays for observing the system's performance. The debugger alternates between prefire and postfire states. In the prefire state, before the selected rule is fired, the conflict set of rules eligible to be fired, the selected rule to be fired, and the data for that rule are displayed in separate windows. Entry of the STEP command fires the rule and changes the debugger's state to postfire. In the postfire state, the just-fired rule and data updated thereby are displayed. Entry of the STEP command in the postfire state changes the state to prefire and automatically presents the prefire display for the next selected rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Darnell, Joseph M. Hary, Robert J. Quinn