Patents by Inventor Srikant S. Sharma

Srikant S. Sharma 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: 7117496
    Abstract: A synchronization method and apparatus defines event objects to enable synchronization of execution entities (e.g., threads). In one arrangement, the synchronization method and apparatus is used in conjunction with a Unix operating system. By defining event objects on which threads or other execution entities can wait upon, multiple threads can wait on one event, or alternatively, one thread can wait on multiple events. Furthermore, using the event-based synchronization method and apparatus, it is possible to specify behavior, particularly when one thread or other execution entity waits on multiple events. For example, the behavior specified can be that a condition is satisfied if any of the events occur, if all of the events occur, or some other logical combination of events occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Bhashyam Ramesh, Debashis Mahata, Srikant S. Sharma