Patents by Inventor Richard Walton Ragan, Jr.

Richard Walton Ragan, Jr. 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: 8959454
    Abstract: Managing a display of objects is provided. A processor unit displays a graphical control configured to receive a user input of a value to control the display of a set of objects relative to a group of properties for the set of objects in a table. A processor unit changes the display of the set of objects to a ratio in a plurality of ratios in the table for the set of objects relative to the group of properties for the set of objects in the table based on the value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Mark Achtermann, David Jonathan Levinson, Gautham Pamu, Richard Walton Ragan, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120036474
    Abstract: The different illustrative embodiments provide a method, computer system, and computer program product to manage a display of objects. A processor unit displays a graphical control configured to receive a user input of a value to control the display of a set of objects relative to a group of properties for the set of objects in a table. A processor unit changes the display of the set of objects to a ratio in a plurality of ratios in the table for the set of objects relative to the group of properties for the set of objects in the table based on the value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Achtermann, David Jonathan Levinson, Gautham Pamu, Richard Walton Ragan, JR.
  • Patent number: 7668858
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for building a search query in a data processing system having a graphical user interface is provided. Responsive to user input, a graphical component representing a first system object is dropped onto a graphical component representing a query function. A set of attributes of the first system object is presented. Responsive to user selection, a search query is created from the selected set of attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert P. Lowe, Gary Louis Macomber, Richard Walton Ragan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7039647
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for building a search query in a data processing system having a graphical user interface is provided. Responsive to user input, a graphical component representing a first system object is dropped onto a graphical component representing a query function. A set of attributes of the first system object is presented. Responsive to user selection, a search query is created from the selected set of attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert P. Lowe, Gary Louis Macomber, Richard Walton Ragan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6816855
    Abstract: A user-interactive display interface implementation for building structured software program statements and, particularly, such structured statements which may serve as search queries to databases including a plurality of display rows together with means enabling the entry of program terms into each of said rows. A template is vertically movable to each of said rows and includes a template row of indicators, each defining a type of program term enabled to be positioned in said row coincident with said indicator. There are a plurality of user-activatable menus of selectable terms, each menu respectively associated with one of said indicators. The selectable terms in each of the menus are respectively of the term type enabled to be positioned coincident with the associated indicator. Then, for editing purposes, there is selection of one of said indicators to thereby display the menu associated with the selected indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Mark Hartel, Rob P. Lowe, Gary Louis Macomber, Richard Walton Ragan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6208339
    Abstract: A computer controlled interactive display system for for providing a user interface for data entry with user changeable autocomplete functions for the data entry fields. For each of the fields, there is provided autocomplete means, i.e. means for automatically providing a proposed completion of a user entry into at least one of said fields, and user-interactive means for selectively disabling or otherwise modifying said means for automatically providing a proposed completion. Further means are provided for indicating whether said means for automatically providing a proposed completion of user entries has been disabled for a data entry field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marshall Allan Atlas, Michael Franz DiAngelo, Richard Walton Ragan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5761380
    Abstract: A method for installing a network application is disclosed. First, the hardware resources of at least a local computer system in the network are determined. Next, the a number of users in a cell of the network is determined. The installation process determines whether the hardware resources of the local computer system can provide an adequate level of performance for the number of users in the cell if all of the network application are installed on the local computer system. If not, an installation plan is calculated to distribute components of the network application in a plurality of computer systems to provide an adequate level of performance for the cell. The installation plan is presented on a local system display. The network administrator is afforded the opportunity to change the assumptions used to generate the installation plan. Once satisfied, the network application is installed in the plurality of computer systems according to the installation plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul David Lewis, Robert Earl Morrison, Neil Raymond Pennell, Richard Walton Ragan, Jr., James H. Segapeli