Patents by Inventor Peter C. Jones

Peter C. Jones 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: 10387846
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include systems, methods, and computer-program products for scheduling and affecting appointment calendaring based on dependencies. As such, the invention provides for a dynamic appointment calendaring based on changes in the user's location. The dependencies comprise current and potential future locations and times of a user. The invention continuously monitors the calendars of the user on one or more devices. Further, the invention determines a change in existing appointments or cancellation of an appointment such that the user is newly available at certain time or determines a change in current and potential future locations of the user. Subsequently, the invention then evaluates one or more upcoming future appointments of the user with the financial institution specialists and ascertains the appointment details. The invention then automatically, schedules one or more new appointments at a new time and/or location with relevant specialists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alicia C. Jones-McFadden, Matthew Hsieh, Jade Michelle Le Vo-Dinh, David M. Grigg, Carrie Anne Hanson, Peter John Bertanzetti
  • Patent number: 10387845
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include systems, methods, and computer-program products for scheduling and affecting appointment calendaring based on perceived user requirements. As such, the invention provides for a smart appointment calendaring based on the automatic and real time analysis of a user's financial information, transaction history, navigation history and the like. The system then identifies one or more relevant specialists and schedules one or more appointments. Based on needs identified from analysis of user information, the invention may create an appointment package for the user. Thus, the system may schedule appointments with one or more specialists based on the user's requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alicia C. Jones-McFadden, Matthew Hsieh, Jade Michelle Le Vo-Dinh, David M. Grigg, Carrie Anne Hanson, Peter John Bertanzetti
  • Publication number: 20190170302
    Abstract: A fluid supply package is described, which includes a fluid storage and dispensing vessel, and a fluid dispensing assembly coupled to the vessel and configured to enable discharge of fluid from the vessel under dispensing conditions, wherein the fluid supply package includes an informational augmentation device thereon, e.g., at least one of a quick read (QR) code and an RFID tag, for informational augmentation of the package. Process systems are described including process tools and one or more fluid supply packages of the foregoing type, wherein the process tool is configured for communicative interaction with the fluid supply package(s). Various communicative arrangements are described, which are usefully employed to enhance the efficiency and operation of process systems in which fluid supply packages of the foregoing type are employed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph D. SWEENEY, Edward Edmiston JONES, Joseph Robert DESPRES, Richard S. RAY, Peter C. Van Buskirk, Edward A. STURM, Christopher SCANNELL
  • Patent number: 7886021
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a development and deployment platform for Software as a Service (SaaS) providers are disclosed. The platform may provide an application programming interface (API) through which customers may configure virtualized grids of language-level virtual machines (VMs), networks, and storage resources. A grid may be horizontally scalable and programmatically configurable by a customer and/or customer code. The platform may allow dynamic scaling of resources (up and down) to match changing demands, by allowing customers and/or customer code to programmatically alter their own system level structure at runtime, through the API. The grid may be accessed by both on-grid and off-grid processes, through internal and external connectivity resources provided by the platform. The platform may provide common utilities for end-user services, deployment operations, and development tasks (e.g., debugging), and may include frameworks and macro-components (e.g. web servers).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Scheifler, John W. McClain, Peter C. Jones, Thomas V. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20090276527
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for a Process Descriptor to obtain an identity of an entity controlling resources of a plurality of computer systems linked via a network which access a common set of network file systems. Via a process abstraction, the Process Descriptor allows a user to describe a run-time configuration for a process to be run with the entity. The entity instantiates an instance for the process of the first application according to the first run-time configuration. For each process described by the process abstraction, the process' run-time configuration includes one or more unique network address associated with the process and network file systems, from the common set of network file systems, accessible by the process. By associating a unique network address with the process, communication with that process' instance is available wherever the instance is executing within the entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: John Wesley Ferguson McClain, Robert William Scheifler, Peter C. Jones, Thomas Vinod Johnson
  • Publication number: 20090271472
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a development and deployment platform for Software as a Service (SaaS) providers are disclosed. The platform may provide an application programming interface (API) through which customers may configure virtualized grids of language-level virtual machines (VMs), networks, and storage resources. A grid may be horizontally scalable and programmatically configurable by a customer and/or customer code. The platform may allow dynamic scaling of resources (up and down) to match changing demands, by allowing customers and/or customer code to programmatically alter their own system level structure at runtime, through the API. The grid may be accessed by both on-grid and off-grid processes, through internal and external connectivity resources provided by the platform. The platform may provide common utilities for end-user services, deployment operations, and development tasks (e.g., debugging), and may include frameworks and macro-components (e.g. web servers).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Robert W. Scheifler, John W. McClain, Peter C. Jones, Thomas V. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7296275
    Abstract: A system consistent with the present invention reduces the number of redundant class descriptors that are sent during remote method calls by using serialization contexts. “Serialization contexts” are dictionary objects that map a class descriptor to a corresponding integer handle. When possible, the integer handle, rather than the full class descriptor, is passed, saving processing time in RMI calls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian E. Colley, Peter C. Jones, Robert W. Schiefler, Michael P. Warres, Ann M. Wollrath
  • Patent number: 7210148
    Abstract: A homogeneous execution environment operates within a heterogeneous client-server network. A client selects a server and transmits a procedure call with parameters. In response, a server dynamically and securely downloads code to a compute server; invokes a generic compute method; executes the code on the compute server; and returns the results to the calling client method, preserving the result on the compute server if requested. This technique is efficient in that it does not require multiple copies of code to be downloaded or compiled since server byte-codes can be executed on each of the different systems, therefore downloading or compiling multiple copies of code can be avoided. The code can be compiled once and downloaded as needed to the various servers as byte-codes and then executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth C. R. C. Arnold, James H. Waldo, Ann M. Wollrath, Peter C. Jones
  • Patent number: 6957427
    Abstract: A distributed computer system uses a single interface at the client site to handle calls to call both active and passive remote objects. Accordingly, the calling process does not need to be aware of distinctions between active and passive objects. Further, remote objects are aggregated into common groups of objects, thereby providing greater security between objects of disparate groups and efficiency between related objects of the same group. Preferably, different groups are run on different Java virtual machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ann M. Wollrath, Peter C. Jones, James H. Waldo, Robert W. Scheifler
  • Patent number: 6901518
    Abstract: A system consistent with the present invention enables a program in a distributed system to determine whether downloaded code is trustworthy before using the downloaded code to communicate with other programs or services in the distributed system. A client that downloads proxy code from a service can verify that both the service and the downloaded code are trustworthy before using the code to communicate with the service. “Trustworthy” code is code the client knows will enforce the client's security constraints in communicating with the service, e.g., mutual authentication, confidentiality, and integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Scheifler, James H. Waldo, Peter C. Jones
  • Patent number: 6877163
    Abstract: In an object-oriented data processing system, methods and systems in accordance with the present invention provide a proxy class dynamically generated at runtime that implements a list of interfaces specified at runtime such that a method invocation through an interface on an instance of the class is encoded and dispatched uniformly to an object that performs the invocation of the requested method. The generation of the proxy class at runtime and the specification at runtime of the list of interfaces implemented by the proxy class allow the interfaces to be used to be chosen at runtime before generation of the proxy class. Since the proxy class does not need to be created before compile time, the interface list implemented by the proxy class does not need to be known at the time the source code is written.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Jones, Ann M. Wollrath, Robert W. Scheifler
  • Patent number: 6629154
    Abstract: A method and system is provided to uniquely identify a remote method to invoke on a server using a hash value computed from the method signature sent from the client to the server with the call request. When a client wishes to invoke a remote method located on a server, the client sends a hash value identifying the remote method to the server in the “remote method invocation” (RMI) call. In one implementation, this hash value is created by applying a hash function to the method string name and the parameter type list and possibly the return type. When the server receives the RMI call, the server identifies which method is being called using the received hash value. The server maintains a mapping of hash values to their associated remote methods located on the server and references the correct method using the hash value. Additionally, in one implementation, the server creates the mapping table dynamically when a remote object is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Jones, Ann M. Wollrath, Robert W. Scheifler
  • Patent number: 6598094
    Abstract: Systems consistent with the present invention a method and apparatus is provided for selectively supplying a state change associated with remote objects in a distributed system. The method involves registering a request from a computational entity to receive notification as to a state change associated with a remote object. Registration of a notification request causes the creation of a remote weak reference to the remote object including an identifier of a location of the remote object. Periodically, a request is sent to a location based on the identifier of the remote weak reference. When it is determined that a state change associated with the remote object has occurred, the registered computational entity is notified accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ann M. Wollrath, Peter C. Jones
  • Patent number: 6560656
    Abstract: Downloading code for communicating with a device that joins a network. When the device joins the network, it transmits a multicast packet including a reference to code for use in communicating with the device. Receivers in the network use the reference to download the code for constructing objects to communicate with the device, and the receivers respond with a reference to a lookup service in the network. Using the reference from the receivers, the device registers with the lookup service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan O'Sullivan, Robert Scheifler, Peter C. Jones, Ann M. Wollrath, Kenneth C. R. C. Arnold, James H. Waldo
  • Patent number: 6487607
    Abstract: Remote method invocation using a generic proxy class. A client machine transmits a call for invocation of a method of a remote object including an identifier for the method object. A server machine receives the identifier and uses generic code to invoke the method object and return an indication of the invoked method along with any relevant parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ann M. Wollrath, Peter C. Jones
  • Patent number: 6463446
    Abstract: In a distributed computing system, a first process may register interest in an event occurring in another address space or physical machine in such a way as to allow the subsequent notification of the event's occurrence to contain an object that includes methods that are to be run on receipt of the notification. When the notification is received, either by the first process or by some other entity designated by the first process to be the final point of notification, the methods may be executed as specified by the first process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ann M. Wollrath, James H. Waldo, Peter C. Jones, Kenneth C.R.C. Arnold
  • Publication number: 20020124118
    Abstract: A system consistent with the present invention reduces the number of redundant class descriptors that are sent during remote method calls by using serialization contexts. “Serialization contexts” are dictionary objects that map a class descriptor to a corresponding integer handle. When possible, the integer handle, rather than the full class descriptor, is passed, saving processing time in RMI calls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2001
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventors: Adrian E. Colley, Peter C. Jones, Robert W. Schiefler, Michael P. Warres, Ann M. Wollrath
  • Patent number: 6446070
    Abstract: A homogeneous execution environment operates within a heterogeneous client-server network. A client selects a server and transmits a procedure call with parameters. In response, the system dynamically and securely downloads code to a compute server; invokes a generic compute method; executes the code on the compute server; and returns the results to the calling client method, preserving the result on the compute server if requested. This technique is efficient in that it does not require multiple copies of code to be downloaded or compiled since server byte-codes can be executed on each of the different systems. The code can be compiled once and downloaded as needed to the various servers as byte-codes and then executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth C. R. C. Arnold, James H. Waldo, Ann M. Wollrath, Peter C. Jones
  • Publication number: 20020091874
    Abstract: Event notification in a distributed system using an object maintained in serialized form, referred to as a marshalled object. For event notification, a machine registers with a device to receive notification of particular events within a network, and a marshalled object is transmitted with a registration request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Applicant: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Jones, Ann M. Wollrath, James H. Waldo, Kenneth C.R.C. Arnold
  • Patent number: 6404965
    Abstract: Disclosed is a single mode optical waveguide fiber having a core refractive index profile in which the profile parameters are selected to provide an attenuation minimum. A set of profiles having the same general shape and dimensions is shown to have a group of profiles contained in a sub-set which exhibit a minimum of attenuation as compared to the remaining members of the set. The members of the sub-set have been found to have the lowest effective group index, ngeff, and the lowest change in &bgr;2 under waveguide fiber bending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter C. Jones, Daiping Ma, David K. Smith