Patents by Inventor Kenneth J. Oakes

Kenneth J. Oakes 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: 20190332270
    Abstract: An abstraction for storage class memory is provided that hides the details of the implementation of storage class memory from a program, and provides a standard channel programming interface for performing certain actions, such as controlling movement of data between main storage and storage class memory or managing storage class memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Peter D. Driever, Charles W. Gainey, JR., Steven G. Glassen, Thomas B. Mathias, Kenneth J. Oakes, Peter G. Sutton, Peter K. Szwed, Elpida Tzortzatos, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 10387040
    Abstract: An abstraction for storage class memory is provided that hides the details of the implementation of storage class memory from a program, and provides a standard channel programming interface for performing certain actions, such as controlling movement of data between main storage and storage class memory or managing storage class memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter D. Driever, Charles W. Gainey, Jr., Steven G. Glassen, Thomas B. Mathias, Kenneth J. Oakes, Peter G. Sutton, Peter K. Szwed, Elpida Tzortzatos, Harry M Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 10380042
    Abstract: An example computer-implemented method may include receiving, by a general purpose processor, the I/O operation. The method may further include transmitting, by the general purpose processor, the I/O operation to a system assist processor. The method may further include transmitting, by the system assist processor, the I/O operation to an I/O channel for execution by the I/O channel, wherein transmitting the I/O operation to the I/O channel comprises queuing the I/O operation in the multi-queue. The method may further include executing, by the I/O channel, the I/O operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Craig A. Bickelman, Daniel F. Casper, Christopher J. Colonna, John Flanagan, Francis Gassert, Elke G. Nass, Kenneth J. Oakes, Mooheng Zee
  • Patent number: 10223013
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for processing I/O operations in a channel are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method may include: copying, by a system assist processor, a subchannel of the channel into a lower portion of a channel communication area responsive to receiving the I/O operation; copying, by the system assist processor, channel program information from a designated starting location in a customer memory into a control block; building, by the system assist processor, a starting channel communication area into a top portion of the control block; queuing, by the system assist processor, the control block to a queue for the channel; processing, by the channel, the I/O operation responsive to retrieving the control block from the queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Craig A. Bickelman, Daniel Casper, Christopher Colonna, John Flanagan, Francis Gassert, Elke G. Nass, Kenneth J. Oakes, Mooheng Zee
  • Patent number: 10013256
    Abstract: An abstraction for storage class memory is provided that hides the details of the implementation of storage class memory from a program, and provides a standard channel programming interface for performing certain actions, such as controlling movement of data between main storage and storage class memory or managing storage class memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter D. Driever, Steven G. Glassen, Kenneth J. Oakes, Peter G. Sutton, Peter K. Szwed, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Publication number: 20180143918
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for queuing an input/output (I/O) operation in a multi-queue are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, an example computer-implemented method may include receiving, by a general purpose processor, the I/O operation. The method may further include transmitting, by the general purpose processor, the I/O operation to a system assist processor. The method may further include transmitting, by the system assist processor, the I/O operation to an I/O channel for execution by the I/O channel, wherein transmitting the I/O operation to the I/O channel comprises queuing the I/O operation in the multi-queue. The method may further include executing, by the I/O channel, the I/O operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Craig A. Bickelman, Daniel F. Casper, Christopher J. Colonna, John Flanagan, Francis Gassert, Elke G. Nass, Kenneth J. Oakes, Mooheng Zee
  • Publication number: 20180088839
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for processing I/O operations in a channel are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method may include: copying, by a system assist processor, a subchannel of the channel into a lower portion of a channel communication area responsive to receiving the I/O operation; copying, by the system assist processor, channel program information from a designated starting location in a customer memory into a control block; building, by the system assist processor, a starting channel communication area into a top portion of the control block; queuing, by the system assist processor, the control block to a queue for the channel; processing, by the channel, the I/O operation responsive to retrieving the control block from the queue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Craig A. Bickelman, Daniel Casper, Christopher Colonna, John Flanagan, Francis Gassert, Elke G. Nass, Kenneth J. Oakes, Mooheng Zee
  • Publication number: 20170315731
    Abstract: An abstraction for storage class memory is provided that hides the details of the implementation of storage class memory from a program, and provides a standard channel programming interface for performing certain actions, such as controlling movement of data between main storage and storage class memory or managing storage class memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Peter D. Driever, Charles W. Gainey, JR., Steven G. Glassen, Thomas B. Mathias, Kenneth J. Oakes, Peter G. Sutton, Peter K. Szwed, Elpida Tzortzatos, Harry M Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 9747033
    Abstract: An abstraction for storage class memory is provided that hides the details of the implementation of storage class memory from a program, and provides a standard channel programming interface for performing certain actions, such as controlling movement of data between main storage and storage class memory or managing storage class memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter D. Driever, Charles W. Gainey, Jr., Steven G. Glassen, Thomas B. Mathias, Kenneth J. Oakes, Peter G. Sutton, Peter K. Szwed, Elpida Tzortzatos, Harry M Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 9715466
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for processing I/O operations in a channel are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method may include: copying, by a system assist processor, a subchannel of the channel into a lower portion of a channel communication area responsive to receiving the I/O operation; copying, by the system assist processor, channel program information from a designated starting location in a customer memory into a control block; building, by the system assist processor, a starting channel communication area into a top portion of the control block; queuing, by the system assist processor, the control block to a queue for the channel; processing, by the channel, the I/O operation responsive to retrieving the control block from the queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Craig A. Bickelman, Daniel Casper, Christopher Colonna, John Flanagan, Francis Gassert, Elke G. Nass, Kenneth J. Oakes, Mooheng Zee
  • Publication number: 20170039074
    Abstract: An abstraction for storage class memory is provided that hides the details of the implementation of storage class memory from a program, and provides a standard channel programming interface for performing certain actions, such as controlling movement of data between main storage and storage class memory or managing storage class memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Peter D. Driever, Steven G. Glassen, Kenneth J. Oakes, Peter G. Sutton, Peter K. Szwed, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 9477417
    Abstract: An abstraction for storage class memory is provided that hides the details of the implementation of storage class memory from a program, and provides a standard channel programming interface for performing certain actions, such as controlling movement of data between main storage and storage class memory or managing storage class memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter D. Driever, Steven G. Glassen, Kenneth J. Oakes, Peter G. Sutton, Peter K. Szwed, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Publication number: 20160259563
    Abstract: An abstraction for storage class memory is provided that hides the details of the implementation of storage class memory from a program, and provides a standard channel programming interface for performing certain actions, such as controlling movement of data between main storage and storage class memory or managing storage class memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Peter D. Driever, Charles W. Gainey, JR., Steven G. Glassen, Thomas B. Mathias, Kenneth J. Oakes, Peter G. Sutton, Peter K. Szwed, Elpida Tzortzatos, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 9418006
    Abstract: An abstraction for storage class memory is provided that hides the details of the implementation of storage class memory from a program, and provides a standard channel programming interface for performing certain actions, such as controlling movement of data between main storage and storage class memory or managing storage class memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter D. Driever, Steven G. Glassen, Kenneth J. Oakes, Peter G. Sutton, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 9411737
    Abstract: An abstraction for storage class memory is provided that hides the details of the implementation of storage class memory from a program, and provides a standard channel programming interface for performing certain actions, such as controlling movement of data between main storage and storage class memory or managing storage class memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter D. Driever, Steven G. Glassen, Kenneth J. Oakes, Peter G. Sutton, Peter K. Szwed, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 9372640
    Abstract: An abstraction for storage class memory is provided that hides the details of the implementation of storage class memory from a program, and provides a standard channel programming interface for performing certain actions, such as controlling movement of data between main storage and storage class memory or managing storage class memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter D. Driever, Charles W. Gainey, Jr., Steven G. Glassen, Thomas B. Mathias, Kenneth J. Oakes, Peter G. Sutton, Peter K. Szwed, Elpida Tzortzatos, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 9323668
    Abstract: An abstraction for storage class memory is provided that hides the details of the implementation of storage class memory from a program, and provides a standard channel programming interface for performing certain actions, such as controlling movement of data between main storage and storage class memory or managing storage class memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter D. Driever, Charles W. Gainey, Jr., Steven G. Glassen, Thomas B. Mathias, Kenneth J. Oakes, Peter G. Sutton, Peter K. Szwed, Elpida Tzortzatos, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 9229883
    Abstract: An Extended Input/output (I/O) measurement word facility is provided. Provision is made for emulation of the Extended I/O measurement word facility. The facility provides for storing measurement data associated with a single I/O operation in an extended measurement word associated with an I/O response block. In a further aspect, the stored data may have a resolution of approximately one-half microsecond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott M. Carlson, Greg A. Dyck, Tan Lu, Kenneth J. Oakes, Dale F. Riedy, Jr., William J. Rooney, John S. Trotter, Leslie W. Wyman, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 9208106
    Abstract: A computer program product is provided and includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing circuit for performing a method. The method includes detecting connections of two or more input/output (I/O) adapters, each of the two or more I/O adapters having one or more solid state devices (SSDs) connected thereto, and presenting a storage class memory address space for all of the connected SSDs that is independent of connections and disconnections between each of the one or more SSDs and each of the two or more I/O adapters and the processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Bickelman, Peter Driever, Steven G. Glassen, Kenneth J. Oakes, Peter K. Szwed
  • Patent number: 9183165
    Abstract: A computer program product is provided and includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing circuit for detecting connections of two or more input/output (I/O) adapters, each of the two or more I/O adapters having one or more solid state devices (SSDs) connected thereto, and presenting a storage class memory address space for all of the connected SSDs that is independent of connections and disconnections between each of the one or more SSDs and each of the two or more I/O adapters and the processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Bickelman, Peter Driever, Steven G. Glassen, Kenneth J. Oakes, Peter K. Szwed