International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method for Executing a Software Routine Identified in a Task ObjectTargeted News Service
By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,230,450) developed by six co-inventors for a "method for executing a software routine identified in a task object." The co-inventors are Mario F. Acedo, Tucson, Ariz., Ezequiel Cervantes, Tucson, Ariz., Paul A. Jennas II, Tucson, Ariz., Brian S. McCain, Mountain View, Calif., Jason L. Peipelman, Vail, Ariz., and Matthew J. Ward, Vail, Ariz.
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for executing a software routine identified in a task object is provided. The method includes accessing a list of software routine identifiers associated with software routines that are executable on a computer server. The method further includes generating a task object generation command having at least a first software routine identifier, parameter data, and link task information and generating a second task object in response to the task object generation command. The second task object includes the first software routine identifier, the parameter data, and the link task information. The method further includes adding the second task object to a task execution queue on the computer server and executing the first software routine identified by the first software routine identifier in the second task object on the computer server to obtain at least a first result value, when the first flag value is a first predetermined value and the result parameter associated with the first task object corresponds to a second predetermined value."
The patent application was filed on Jan. 6, 2009 (12/348,967). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,230,450&OS=8,230,450&RS=8,230,450
Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.