Patents by Inventor Manfred Oevers

Manfred Oevers 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: 10296657
    Abstract: This invention relates to query management. A query management method includes receiving a database query, generating an abstract syntax tree representation of the database path query into a set of java objects, and processing the abstract syntax tree representation of the database path query. The method further includes determining a selector upon processing the abstract syntax tree representation of the database path query and deriving a SELECT clause from the selector clause, where the SELECT clause indicates a portion of an expression from an XMeta Query Language (XMQL) query. The method yet further includes appending a FROM clause to the expression for the XMQL query, appending a WHERE clause to the expression for the XMQL query, and executing the expression for the XMQL query including the appended FROM clause and also the appended WHERE clause to access objects in an object repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Colgrave, Manfred Oevers, Samuel Jonathan Smith
  • Publication number: 20160292297
    Abstract: This invention relates to query management. A query management method includes receiving a database query, generating an abstract syntax tree representation of the database path query into a set of java objects, and processing the abstract syntax tree representation of the database path query. The method further includes determining a selector upon processing the abstract syntax tree representation of the database path query and deriving a SELECT clause from the selector clause, where the SELECT clause indicates a portion of an expression from an XMeta Query Language (XMQL) query. The method yet further includes appending a FROM clause to the expression for the XMQL query, appending a WHERE clause to the expression for the XMQL query, and executing the expression for the XMQL query including the appended FROM clause and also the appended WHERE clause to access objects in an object repository.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: John Colgrave, Manfred Oevers, Samuel Jonathan Smith
  • Patent number: 9384301
    Abstract: This invention relates to query management. A query management method includes receiving a database query, generating an abstract syntax tree representation of the database path query into a set of java objects, and processing the abstract syntax tree representation of the database path query. The method further includes determining a selector upon processing the abstract syntax tree representation of the database path query and deriving a SELECT clause from the selector clause, where the SELECT clause indicates a portion of an expression from an XMeta Query Language (XMQL) query. The method yet further includes appending a FROM clause to the expression for the XMQL query, appending a WHERE clause to the expression for the XMQL query, and executing the expression for the XMQL query including the appended FROM clause and also the appended WHERE clause to access objects in an object repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Colgrave, Manfred Oevers, Samuel Jonathan Smith
  • Publication number: 20150220657
    Abstract: This invention relates to query management. A query management method includes receiving a database query, generating an abstract syntax tree representation of the database path query into a set of java objects, and processing the abstract syntax tree representation of the database path query. The method further includes determining a selector upon processing the abstract syntax tree representation of the database path query and deriving a SELECT clause from the selector clause, where the SELECT clause indicates a portion of an expression from an XMeta Query Language (XMQL) query. The method yet further includes appending a FROM clause to the expression for the XMQL query, appending a WHERE clause to the expression for the XMQL query, and executing the expression for the XMQL query including the appended FROM clause and also the appended WHERE clause to access objects in an object repository.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: John Colgrave, Manfred Oevers, Samuel Jonathan Smith
  • Patent number: 9009181
    Abstract: This invention relates to a service registry and repository system, method and computer program product for accessing objects in an object repository. A method of managing an object database for objects comprising: receiving a database XPATH query; translating the database path query into an object query; and querying the object database using the object query. The translating comprises: breaking the path query into nodes; examining each node to identify objects for selection and objects from which selection is made; consolidating objects for selection from each node; consolidating objects from which selection is made; and forming the object query from a SELECT clause made up of the consolidated objects for selection from each node and from a FROM clause made up of the consolidated objects from which selection is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Jonathan Smith, John Colgrave, Manfred Oevers
  • Patent number: 7844612
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a service registry and repository system, method and computer program product for accessing objects in an object repository. There is provided a method of managing an object database for objects that includes receiving an object query; querying the object database using the object query; receiving a hierarchical collection of objects including a root object; and returning only those objects that are within a specific depth of the root object and that do not represent user-defined relationships. The returning step maps the objects from a proprietary object format into a standard object format and optionally the standard object format is the Service Definition Object format (SDO).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Colgrave, Alexis Lee, Manfred Oevers, Andrew Rutherford, Samuel Jonathan Smith
  • Patent number: 7783656
    Abstract: A service registry and repository method for managing an object database for objects. The method includes receiving a database path query expression including both a main expression and a treat-as expression. The method also includes translating the query expression into an object query and querying the object database using the object query. In particular, the translating includes breaking the expression into nodes, examining each node to identify objects for selection and from which selection is made, consolidating objects for selection from each node in the sub-expression into a sub-SELECT clause, consolidating objects for selection in each node of the main expression into a SELECT clause, consolidating objects from which selection is made from nodes in the sub-query into a sub-FROM clause, consolidating objects from which selection is made from nodes in the main query into a FORM clause, and forming the object query from the SELECT, FROM and WHERE clauses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Colgrave, Alexis Lee, Manfred Oevers, Samuel Jonathan Smith
  • Patent number: 7725469
    Abstract: This invention relates to a service registry and repository system, method and computer program product for accessing objects in an object repository. There is provided a method of managing an object database for objects comprising: receiving an object query; querying the object database using the object query; receiving a hierarchical collection of objects including a root object; and returning only those objects that are within a specific depth of the root object and that do not represent user-defined relationships. The returning step maps the objects from a proprietary object format into a standard object format and optionally the standard object format is the Service Definition Object format (SDO).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Colgrave, Alexis Lee, Manfred Oevers, Andrew Rutherford, Samuel Jonathan Smith
  • Patent number: 7725482
    Abstract: A service registry and repository method, system, computer program product and web service for managing an object database for objects where each node for locating objects for selection utilizes predicates for the object; inferring subclasses of an identified class if a predicate is a class classification function; consolidating object predicates including subclasses if a predicate is a class classification function; and appending specific clauses to the object query, then querying the object database using the object query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Jonathan Smith, John Colgrave, Manfred Oevers
  • Publication number: 20090083239
    Abstract: A service registry and repository method, system, computer program product and web service for managing an object database for objects comprising: receiving a database path query expression comprising a main expression and a treat-as expression; translating the database path query expression into an object query; and querying the object database using the object query; wherein the translating comprises: breaking the path query expression into nodes; examining each node to identify objects for selection and objects from which selection is made; consolidating objects for selection from each node in the sub-expression into a sub-SELECT clause; consolidating objects for selection in each node of the main expression into a SELECT clause; consolidating objects from which selection is made from nodes in the sub-query into a sub-FROM clause; consolidating objects from which selection is made from nodes in the main query into a FORM clause; and forming the object query from the SELECT clause; from the FROM clause; and
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Colgrave, Alexis Lee, Manfred Oevers, Samuel Jonathan Smith
  • Publication number: 20090055410
    Abstract: This invention relates to a service registry and repository system, method and computer program product for accessing objects in an object repository. There is provided a method of managing an object database for objects comprising: receiving an object query; querying the object database using the object query; receiving a hierarchical collection of objects including a root object; and returning only those objects that are within a specific depth of the root object and that do not represent user-defined relationships. The returning step maps the objects from a proprietary object format into a standard object format and optionally the standard object format is the Service Definition Object format (SDO).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Colgrave, Alexis Lee, Manfred Oevers, Andrew Rutherford, Samuel Jonathan Smith
  • Publication number: 20090055432
    Abstract: This invention relates to a service registry and repository system, method and computer program product for accessing objects in an object repository. A method of managing an object database for objects comprising: receiving a database XPATH query; translating the database path query into an object query; and querying the object database using the object query. The translating comprises: breaking the path query into nodes; examining each node to identify objects for selection and objects from which selection is made; consolidating objects for selection from each node; consolidating objects from which selection is made; and forming the object query from a SELECT clause made up of the consolidated objects for selection from each node and from a FROM clause made up of the consolidated objects from which selection is made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Samuel Jonathan Smith, John Colgrave, Manfred Oevers
  • Publication number: 20090055366
    Abstract: A service registry and repository method, system, computer program product and web service for managing an object database for objects comprising: receiving an database path query; breaking the path query into nodes; examining each node to locate objects for selection and objects from which selection is made; consolidating objects for selection from each node; consolidating objects from which selection is made; examining each node to locate predicates for each object; inferring subclasses of an identified class if a predicate is a class classification function; consolidate object predicates including subclasses if a predicate is a class classification function; and appending a WHERE clause to the object query made up of the consolidated object predicates; forming an object query from a SELECT clause made up of the consolidated objects for selection from each node and from a FROM clause made up of the consolidated objects from which selection is made; and querying the object database using the object query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Samuel Jonathan Smith, John Colgrave, Manfred Oevers
  • Publication number: 20090055367
    Abstract: This invention relates to a service registry and repository system, method and computer program product for accessing objects in an object repository. There is provided a method of managing an object database for objects comprising: receiving an object query; querying the object database using the object query; receiving a hierarchical collection of objects including a root object; and returning only those objects that are within a specific depth of the root object and that do not represent user-defined relationships. The returning step maps the objects from a proprietary object format into a standard object format and optionally the standard object format is the Service Definition Object format (SDO).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Colgrave, Alexis Lee, Manfred Oevers, Andrew Rutherford, Samuel Jonathan Smith