Patents by Inventor Patricia A. Timms

Patricia A. Timms 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: 5367686
    Abstract: The method of the present invention presents a plurality of option panels to a user, each option panel requiring at least one user input which specifies a system option for a selected data processing system. Thereafter, an installation profile is created utilizing these specified system options, including at least a description of the operating system to be utilized and a description of the data processing system hardware configuration. In one embodiment of the present invention this installation profile is then stored in conjunction with a complex multilevel software application on a portable storage media, such as a tape reel. Thereafter, the installation of the complex multilevel software application may be automatically accomplished by reference to the installation profile which contains those values which represent preset installation options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Arvin J. Fisher, Alan Hlava, Paul D. Koeller, Mary C. Manges, Michael K. Russell, Robert H. Satin, Gordon G. Stewart, Patricia A. Timms