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Donavon W Johnson, Larry K Loucks, Charles H Sauer, Todd A Smith: Single system image uniquely defining an environment for each user in a data processing system. International Business Machines Corporation, Whitham & Marhoefer, March 19, 1991: US05001628 (142 worldwide citation)

These master system files define the system characteristics that a user at any node in the system can expect to have. The master system files are mounted remotely from each of the nodes of the system and a local copy of the master system files is kept locally reflecting the current contents of the m ...


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Larry K Loucks, Todd A Smith: Flexible interface to authentication services in a distributed data processing environment. International Business Machines Corporation, Marilyn D Dawkins, Wayne P Bailey, Robert M Caruell, January 2, 1996: US05481720 (136 worldwide citation)

In a distributed data processing system, the authentication of a process at one node for the use of a service at another node is performed in a facility that is separate from the requestor and service process. The separate facility is also replaceable, thereby allowing different authentication polic ...


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Hira Advani, Larry K Loucks, Nancy L Springen: Device driver and adapter binding technique. International Business Machines, C Lamont Whitham, James H Barksdale, John L Jackson, March 10, 1987: US04649479 (115 worldwide citation)

An operating system in a digital computer environment is run as a virtual machine on a virtual resource manager. In order to provide a more dynamic environment for the operating system, linkages are made between the operating system device drivers and the corresponding real and virtual devices of th ...


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Larry K Loucks, Amal A Shaheen Gouda: Name resolution for a multisystem network. International Business Machines Corporation, Keith Stephens, Diana L Roberts, July 18, 1995: US05434974 (111 worldwide citation)

A unique naming system and method are described for managing object identification by a network of computer systems. The naming system employs data structures stored in the memory of the computer systems containing character strings and corresponding addresses to entries in the data structures and o ...


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Larry K Loucks, Amal A Shaheen: System and method for multi-level token management for distributed file systems. International Business Machines Corporation, Mark S Walker, May 27, 1997: US05634122 (84 worldwide citation)

A system and method for controlling access to shared resources in a distributed computer system. Access to shared resources is controlled by a local authorization token manager. Only computer processes holding authorization tokens for the requested operation may perform that operation. Each requeste ...


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Donavon W Johnson, Larry K Loucks, Amal A Shaheen Gouda: Interprocess communication queue location transparency. International Business Machines Corporation, Andrea P Bryant, July 21, 1992: US05133053 (70 worldwide citation)

A system for an efficient message handling technique implemented in AIX, an operating system derived from UNIX System V, is described for use in a distributed services network include a plurality of multi-processing, multi-tasking nodes among which interprocess communication occurs via queues, the a ...


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Chij Mehn Chang, Thomas J Freund, Larry K Loucks, Robert L Wierwille: Application program interface to networking functions. International Business Machines Corporation, Marilyn D Smith, August 30, 1988: US04768150 (70 worldwide citation)

A system for, and method of, providing an interface to an application program for accessing networking functions. The application program interface translates routines requesting networking functions to the operating system commands which contain facilities for accessing networking functions. In add ...


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Larry K Loucks, Richard O Simpson: Depth buffer clipping for window management. International Business Machines Corporation, J B Kraft, August 31, 1993: US05241656 (49 worldwide citation)

In a computer system with a screen display on which is formed a plurality of at least partially overlapping windows associated with different applications, a depth buffer is added to the display adapter for providing with different applications, a depth buffer is added to the display adapter for pro ...


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Keith E Duvall, Anthony D Hooten, Larry K Loucks: Method to share copy on write segment for mapped files. International Business Machines Corporation, Richard E Cummins, May 3, 1988: US04742450 (48 worldwide citation)

A method for facilitating the interchange of data in a UNIX* file between two UNIX processes being run concurrently on two virtual machines in a page segmented virtual memory virtual machine type data processing system. A Shared Copy-On-Write (SCOW) command is created for the UNIX type operating sys ...


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Gary M Beauregard, Larry K Loucks, Khoa D Nguyen, Robert J Urquhart: System and method for utilizing fast polygon fill routines in a graphics display system. International Business Machines Corporation, Marilyn D Smith, October 9, 1990: US04962468 (24 worldwide citation)

Two polygon fill algorithms are presented for filling polygons on a graphics display. The first polygon fill algorithm fills polygons that are strictly convex. The second polygon fill algorithm fills a larger class of polygons than the first polygon fill algorithm which includes polygons being conca ...



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