Patents by Inventor Michael McBride

Michael McBride 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: 6806890
    Abstract: A graphical user interface can be automatically generated from a command syntax for managing multiple computer systems as one computer system. The command syntax is represented using an eXtensible Markup Language (XML) document file, an XML schema file, and a text description file. The XML document file, XML schema file, and text description file are maintained on a server and downloaded to a client as required. A user interface program uses the XML document, XML schema, and text descriptions to generate a “Wizard” that comprises the graphical user interface, wherein the Wizard provides a series of step-by-step dialogs for assisting the operator in creating a command from the command syntax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Forbes Audleman, Kevin Michael McBride, Betty Joan Patterson, Kelly Ann Spain
  • Publication number: 20040044685
    Abstract: A system and associated method for flagging differences in resource attributes across multiple database and transaction systems, to substantially improve database maintenance operations performed by database administrators. The system and method perform search for object attributes that define a resource across a large number of database systems, and return the information to a database administrator, with the information in an exception state flagged. The system and method offer significant advantages for database administration in the ability to simplify the views of multiple systems into a single system image, and the ability to provide a significant degree of flexibility in displaying database information, thus making it relatively easy to identify resources that do not necessarily conform to the single system definition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bill Thanh Huynh, Kevin Michael McBride, Mehul Mahendra Shah
  • Patent number: 6699436
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for measuring contaminant mobile ions in a dielectric portion of a semiconductor. The apparatus is comprised of a heat source configured to elevate a temperature of the dielectric portion of the semiconductor and mobilize the contaminant mobile ions. The apparatus is also comprised of a fluid source configured to expose the dielectric portion of the semiconductor to a mobilizing fluid having contaminant ion releasing atoms that assists in mobilizing the contaminant mobile ions. The apparatus further comprises a mobile ion measurement unit configured to perform measurements of the contaminant mobile ions in the dielectric portion of the semiconductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: James Garcia, Michael McBride
  • Patent number: 6625888
    Abstract: A pruning device includes a blade mounting jaw and an opposing jaw. A blade is removably mounted on a blade mounting portion of the blade mounting jaw to cut vegetation positioned between the jaws as the jaws are closed. A blade retainer is movable between a blade retaining and blade releasing positions with respect to the blade mounting portion and has a forward blade engaging portion. In its blade retaining position, the blade retainer secures the blade to the blade mounting portion. A forward edge portion of the blade is received between the forward blade engaging portion and the blade mounting portion. A rearward blade engaging structure and the blade mounting portion support a rearward portion of the blade. In its releasing position, the blade retainer releases the blade for replacement. Grip portions are operatively connected to the jaws to open and close the jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Ames True Temper, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Heck, Michael McBride, Bryan Ritchie
  • Publication number: 20030061715
    Abstract: A pruning device includes a blade mounting jaw and an opposing jaw. A blade is removably mounted on a blade mounting portion of the blade mounting jaw to cut vegetation positioned between the jaws as the jaws are closed. A blade retainer is movable between a blade retaining and blade releasing positions with respect to the blade mounting portion and has a forward blade engaging portion. In its blade retaining position, the blade retainer secures the blade to the blade mounting portion. A forward edge portion of the blade is received between the forward blade engaging portion and the blade mounting portion. A rearward blade engaging structure and the blade mounting portion support a rearward portion of the blade. In its releasing position, the blade retainer releases the blade for replacement. Grip portions are operatively connected to the jaws to open and close the jaws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Applicant: AMES TRUE TEMPER, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Heck, Michael McBride, Bryan Ritchie
  • Publication number: 20020196281
    Abstract: A graphical user interface can be automatically generated from a command syntax for managing multiple computer systems as one computer system. The command syntax is represented using an eXtensible Markup Language (XML) document file, an XML schema file, and a text description file. The XML document file, XML schema file, and text description file are maintained on a server and downloaded to a client as required. A user interface program uses the XML document, XML schema, and text descriptions to generate a “Wizard” that comprises the graphical user interface, wherein the Wizard provides a series of step-by-step dialogs for assisting the operator in creating a command from the command syntax.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 1999
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventors: KEVIN FORBES AUDLEMAN, KEVIN MICHAEL MCBRIDE, BETTY JOAN PATTERSON, KELLY ANN SPAIN
  • Patent number: 6430571
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for accessing a hierarchical database. The hierarchical structure of a database is modeled into an objects framework, wherein the objects framework is comprised of one or more objects that correspond to application views, database definitions, and data defined and stored in the database, and the objects are organized into a tree structure to represent the hierarchical structure of the database. An Internet-enabled application accesses the hierarchical structure of the database through the objects framework using at least one multi-frame output form, wherein the multi-frame output form displays data from a plurality of the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bach Dinh Doan, Shyh-Mei Fang Ho, Wai-Yee Doris Ling, Kevin Michael McBride, Kelly Ann Spain
  • Patent number: 6420893
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, a method is provided for measuring contaminant mobile ions in a dielectric portion of a semiconductor. The method is comprised of elevating a temperature of the dielectric portion of the semiconductor and exposing the dielectric portion of the semiconductor to a mobilizing fluid having contaminant releasing atoms that assist in mobilizing the contaminant mobile ions within the dielectric portion of the semiconductor. After elevating the temperature of the dielectric portion and exposing the dielectric portion to mobilizing fluid, the contaminant mobile ions within the dielectric portion of the semiconductor are measured according to the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: James Garcia, Michael McBride
  • Patent number: 6278450
    Abstract: Customizing a presentation of a set of control elements, such as toolbar, by using a graphical user interface element representing the toolbar control elements, such as a quick customize (QC) menu. This customization approach allows a user to access the QC menu to select which control elements are to be displayed on the toolbar. The controls presented by the QC menu are typically associated with the control items of a particular toolbar or a corresponding set of commands. For convenient user access, the QC menu can be exposed on the toolbar via a special control or an entry point and typically lists the control elements available for the toolbar in order of appearance on the toolbar. For example, the QC menu can present the toolbar's default commands or controls, controls that are “top” or frequently used candidates for the toolbar, and any controls currently on the toolbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael P. Arcuri, Christopher Michael McBride, Martijn E. van Tilburg
  • Patent number: 6133915
    Abstract: Customizing a presentation of a set of control elements, such as toolbar, by using a graphical user interface element representing the toolbar control elements, such as a quick customize (QC) menu. This customization approach allows a user to access the QC menu to select which control elements are to be displayed on the toolbar. The controls presented by the QC menu are typically associated with the control items of a particular toolbar or a corresponding set of commands. For convenient user access, the QC menu can be exposed on the toolbar via a special control or an entry point and typically lists the control elements available for the toolbar in order of appearance on the toolbar. For example, the QC menu can present the toolbar's default commands or controls, controls that are "top" or frequently used candidates for the toolbar, and any controls currently on the toolbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael P. Arcuri, Christopher Michael McBride, Martijn E. van Tilburg
  • Patent number: 6128622
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for generating program specifications for a computer program that accesses datastore persistent objects materialized from a datastore. A "wizard" or "task guide" is displayed on a monitor attached to a computer, wherein the wizard comprises a step-by-step procedure for creating the program specifications. Operator input is accepted into the computer in response to the step-by-step procedure and the program specifications are created using the operator input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Alan Bach, In Ha Chung, John Kevin Flanigan, Candace Antonina Garcia, Judith Eleanor Hill, Steve T. Kuo, Theresa Hsing Lai, Kevin Michael McBride, H. Moncrief Rowe-Anderson
  • Patent number: 6128619
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for generating an application for accessing a hierarchical database. A database description and a record layout associated with the hierarchical database are captured and associated to define a specification for the database. Class definitions are then generated from the database specification, wherein the class definitions are instantiated as objects in an objects framework that encapsulate data retrieved from the database. Display forms are also generated from the database specification, wherein the display forms are used to display the data encapsulated by the instantiated objects in the objects framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Attila Joseph Fogarasi, Shyh-Mei Fang Ho, Wai-Yee Doris Ling, Kevin Michael McBride
  • Patent number: 5924101
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for generating class definitions and implementations for datastore persistent objects. A "wizard" or "task guide" is displayed on a monitor attached to a computer, wherein the wizard comprises a step-by-step procedure for creating the class specifications and implementations for the datastore persistent objects. User input is accepted into the computer in response to the step-by-step procedure and the class specifications and implementations for the datastore persistent objects are created using the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Alan Bach, Shyh-Mei F. Ho, Kevin Michael McBride, H. Moncrief Rowe-Anderson, Thomas Beavers Sander
  • Patent number: 4931192
    Abstract: A method for disposing of non-polar organic wastes including the steps of dissolving the organic waste in an organic solvent which is not environmentally objectionable, in combination with a suitable surfactant, mixing the resultant solution with a quantity of water to develop an emulsion in which the organic element is effectively dispersed in the water and thereafter mixing the emulsion with cement which, when allowed to solidify, encapsulates the organic waste within the solid cementitious mass. This solid mass is suitable for disposal in a landfill or the like. This invention is useful in safely disposing of environmentally hazardous organic wastes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Assignee: The University of Tennessee Research Corporation
    Inventors: J. Stansill Covington, Michael A. McBride, Michael E. Hayes