Patents by Inventor Marcel Mitran

Marcel Mitran 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: 11010066
    Abstract: A guarded storage facility sets up a boundary indicating a range of addresses to be guarded or protected. When a program attempts to access an address in a guarded section defined by the boundary, a guarded storage event occurs. Use of this facility facilitates performance of certain tasks within a computing environment, including storage reclamation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan F. Greiner, Christian Jacobi, Marcel Mitran, Volodymyr Paprotski, Anthony Saporito, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Patent number: 10956156
    Abstract: A Conditional Transaction End (CTEND) instruction is provided that allows a program executing in a nonconstrained transactional execution mode to inspect a storage location that is modified by either another central processing unit or the Input/Output subsystem. Based on the inspected data, transactional execution may be ended or aborted, or the decision to end/abort may be delayed, e.g., until a predefined event occurs. For instance, when the instruction executes, the processor is in a nonconstrained transaction execution mode, and the transaction nesting depth is one at the beginning of the instruction, a second operand of the instruction is inspected, and based on the inspected data, transaction execution may be ended or aborted, or the decision to end/abort may be delayed, e.g., until a predefined event occurs, such as the value of the second operand becomes a prespecified value or a time interval is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan F. Greiner, Christian Jacobi, Marcel Mitran, Donald W. Schmidt, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Patent number: 10901736
    Abstract: A conditional instruction end facility is provided that allows completion of an instruction to be delayed. In executing the machine instruction, an operand is obtained, and a determination is made as to whether the operand has a predetermined relationship with respect to a value. Based on determining that the operand does not have the predetermined relationship with respect to the value, the obtaining and the determining are repeated. Based on determining that the operand has the predetermined relationship with respect to the value, execution of the instruction is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan F. Greiner, Christian Jacobi, Marcel Mitran, Donald W. Schmidt, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Patent number: 10831476
    Abstract: A delay facility is provided in which program execution may be delayed until a predefined event occurs, such as a comparison of memory locations results in a true condition, a timeout is reached, an interruption is made pending or another condition exists. The delay facility includes one or more compare and delay machine instructions used to delay execution. The one or more compare and delay instructions may include a 32-bit compare and delay (CAD) instruction and a 64-bit compare and delay (CADG) instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles W. Gainey, Jr., Dan F. Greiner, Christian Jacobi, Marcel Mitran, Donald W. Schmidt, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Patent number: 10732858
    Abstract: A guarded storage facility sets up a boundary indicating a range of addresses to be guarded or protected. When a program attempts to access an address in a guarded section defined by the boundary, a guarded storage event occurs. Use of this facility facilitates performance of certain tasks within a computing environment, including storage reclamation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan F. Greiner, Christian Jacobi, Marcel Mitran, Volodymyr Paprotski, Anthony Saporito, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Patent number: 10725780
    Abstract: Machine instructions, referred to herein as a long Convert from Zoned instruction (CDZT) and extended Convert from Zoned instruction (CXZT), are provided that read EBCDIC or ASCII data from memory, convert it to the appropriate decimal floating point format, and write it to a target floating point register or floating point register pair. Further, machine instructions, referred to herein as a long Convert to Zoned instruction (CZDT) and extended Convert to Zoned instruction (CZXT), are provided that convert a decimal floating point (DFP) operand in a source floating point register or floating point register pair to EBCDIC or ASCII data and store it to a target memory location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven R. Carlough, Reid T. Copeland, Charles W. Gainey, Jr., Marcel Mitran, Eric M. Schwarz, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Patent number: 10725685
    Abstract: A guarded storage facility sets up a boundary indicating a range of addresses to be guarded or protected. When a program attempts to access an address in a guarded section defined by the boundary, a guarded storage event occurs. Use of this facility facilitates performance of certain tasks within a computing environment, including storage reclamation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan F. Greiner, Christian Jacobi, Marcel Mitran, Volodymyr Paprotski, Anthony Saporito, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Patent number: 10719324
    Abstract: Machine instructions, referred to herein as a long Convert from Zoned instruction (CDZT) and extended Convert from Zoned instruction (CXZT), are provided that read EBCDIC or ASCII data from memory, convert it to the appropriate decimal floating point format, and write it to a target floating point register or floating point register pair. Further, machine instructions, referred to herein as a long Convert to Zoned instruction (CZDT) and extended Convert to Zoned instruction (CZXT), are provided that convert a decimal floating point (DFP) operand in a source floating point register or floating point register pair to EBCDIC or ASCII data and store it to a target memory location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven R. Carlough, Reid T. Copeland, Charles W. Gainey, Jr., Marcel Mitran, Eric M. Schwarz, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Patent number: 10671390
    Abstract: A conditional instruction end facility is provided that allows completion of an instruction to be delayed. In executing the machine instruction, an operand is obtained, and a determination is made as to whether the operand has a predetermined relationship with respect to a value. Based on determining that the operand does not have the predetermined relationship with respect to the value, the obtaining and the determining are repeated. Based on determining that the operand has the predetermined relationship with respect to the value, execution of the instruction is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES
    Inventors: Dan F. Greiner, Christian Jacobi, Marcel Mitran, Donald W. Schmidt, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Publication number: 20190339973
    Abstract: A conditional instruction end facility is provided that allows completion of an instruction to be delayed. In executing the machine instruction, an operand is obtained, and a determination is made as to whether the operand has a predetermined relationship with respect to a value. Based on determining that the operand does not have the predetermined relationship with respect to the value, the obtaining and the determining are repeated. Based on determining that the operand has the predetermined relationship with respect to the value, execution of the instruction is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Dan F. Greiner, Christian Jacobi, Marcel Mitran, Donald W. Schmidt, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Publication number: 20190324667
    Abstract: A guarded storage facility sets up a boundary indicating a range of addresses to be guarded or protected. When a program attempts to access an address in a guarded section defined by the boundary, a guarded storage event occurs. Use of this facility facilitates performance of certain tasks within a computing environment, including storage reclamation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Dan F. Greiner, Christian Jacobi, Marcel Mitran, Volodymyr Paprotski, Anthony Saporito, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Patent number: 10452288
    Abstract: A guarded storage facility sets up a boundary indicating a range of addresses to be guarded or protected. When a program attempts to access an address in a guarded section defined by the boundary, a guarded storage event occurs. Use of this facility facilitates performance of certain tasks within a computing environment, including storage reclamation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan F. Greiner, Christian Jacobi, Marcel Mitran, Volodymyr Paprotski, Anthony Saporito, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Publication number: 20190317765
    Abstract: A Conditional Transaction End (CTEND) instruction is provided that allows a program executing in a nonconstrained transactional execution mode to inspect a storage location that is modified by either another central processing unit or the Input/Output subsystem. Based on the inspected data, transactional execution may be ended or aborted, or the decision to end/abort may be delayed, e.g., until a predefined event occurs. For instance, when the instruction executes, the processor is in a nonconstrained transaction execution mode, and the transaction nesting depth is one at the beginning of the instruction, a second operand of the instruction is inspected, and based on the inspected data, transaction execution may be ended or aborted, or the decision to end/abort may be delayed, e.g., until a predefined event occurs, such as the value of the second operand becomes a prespecified value or a time interval is exceeded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Dan F. Greiner, Christian Jacobi, Marcel Mitran, Donald W. Schmidt, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Patent number: 10437602
    Abstract: Program exception conditions cause a transaction to abort and typically result in an interruption in which the operating system obtains control. A program interruption filtering control is provided to selectively present the interrupt. That is, the interrupt from the program exception condition may or may not be presented depending at least on the program interruption filtering control and a transaction class associated with the program exception condition. The program interruption filtering control is provided by a TRANSACTION BEGIN instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan F. Greiner, Christian Jacobi, Marcel Mitran, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Patent number: 10430199
    Abstract: Program exception conditions cause a transaction to abort and typically result in an interruption in which the operating system obtains control. A program interruption filtering control is provided to selectively present the interrupt. That is, the interrupt from the program exception condition may or may not be presented depending at least on the program interruption filtering control and a transaction class associated with the program exception condition. The program interruption filtering control is provided by a TRANSACTION BEGIN instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan F. Greiner, Christian Jacobi, Marcel Mitran, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Patent number: 10360033
    Abstract: A Conditional Transaction End (CTEND) instruction is provided that allows a program executing in a nonconstrained transactional execution mode to inspect a storage location that is modified by either another central processing unit or the Input/Output subsystem. Based on the inspected data, transactional execution may be ended or aborted, or the decision to end/abort may be delayed, e.g., until a predefined event occurs. For instance, when the instruction executes, the processor is in a nonconstrained transaction execution mode, and the transaction nesting depth is one at the beginning of the instruction, a second operand of the instruction is inspected, and based on the inspected data, transaction execution may be ended or aborted, or the decision to end/abort may be delayed, e.g., until a predefined event occurs, such as the value of the second operand becomes a prespecified value or a time interval is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan F. Greiner, Christian Jacobi, Marcel Mitran, Donald W. Schmidt, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Publication number: 20190188054
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes the following operations. A transactional lock elision transaction including a critical section is executed. The critical section is processed. After the processing of the critical section and prior to a commit point in the transactional lock elision transaction, a status of a lock is checked. Responsive to a determination that a status of the lock is free, a result of the transactional lock elision transaction is committed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Maged M. Michael, Marcel Mitran, Martin Ohmacht, Kai-Ting Amy Wang
  • Patent number: 10303478
    Abstract: Machine instructions, referred to herein as a long Convert from Zoned instruction (CDZT) and extended Convert from Zoned instruction (CXZT), are provided that read EBCDIC or ASCII data from memory, convert it to the appropriate decimal floating point format, and write it to a target floating point register or floating point register pair. Further, machine instructions, referred to herein as a long Convert to Zoned instruction (CZDT) and extended Convert to Zoned instruction (CZXT), are provided that convert a decimal floating point (DFP) operand in a source floating point register or floating point register pair to EBCDIC or ASCII data and store it to a target memory location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven R. Carlough, Reid T. Copeland, Charles W. Gainey, Jr., Marcel Mitran, Eric M. Schwarz, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Patent number: 10296344
    Abstract: Machine instructions, referred to herein as a long Convert from Zoned instruction (CDZT) and extended Convert from Zoned instruction (CXZT), are provided that read EBCDIC or ASCII data from memory, convert it to the appropriate decimal floating point format, and write it to a target floating point register or floating point register pair. Further, machine instructions, referred to herein as a long Convert to Zoned instruction (CZDT) and extended Convert to Zoned instruction (CZXT), are provided that convert a decimal floating point (DFP) operand in a source floating point register or floating point register pair to EBCDIC or ASCII data and store it to a target memory location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven R. Carlough, Reid T. Copeland, Charles W. Gainey, Jr., Marcel Mitran, Eric M. Schwarz, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Patent number: 10275290
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes the following operations. A transactional lock elision transaction including a critical section is executed. The critical section is processed. After the processing of the critical section and prior to a commit point in the transactional lock elision transaction, a status of a lock is checked. Responsive to a determination that a status of the lock is free, a result of the transactional lock elision transaction is committed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maged M. Michael, Marcel Mitran, Martin Ohmacht, Kai-Ting Amy Wang