Wind River Systems has been granted a patent for a pipeline manager that streamlines software development processes. The system receives a pipeline representation, executes blocks, validates outputs, and updates data accordingly. It also generates wiring between blocks based on current execution states. GlobalData’s report on Wind River Systems gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Wind River Systems, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Wind River Systems's grant share as of February 2024 was 75%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Software development pipeline manager

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Wind River Systems Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11922153B2) outlines a method for managing pipelines through a user interface (UI) that involves executing blocks within the pipeline, validating their outputs, and updating the pipeline data accordingly. The method includes generating a wiring system between blocks based on the current execution state of the pipeline, allowing for seamless data flow between different stages. The patent also covers the handling of different block types, such as serial and parallel blocks, each with specific characteristics and functionalities.

Furthermore, the patent details additional features such as signing blocks or pipelines for security purposes, user-based or role-based permissions for pipeline access, and the sharing of block outputs between pipelines under specific conditions. The method also includes the automatic generation of a pipeline execute birth certificate upon completion, providing a signature and timestamp for verification. Additionally, a computer-readable storage medium containing instructions for executing the method is described, emphasizing the importance of efficient pipeline management and data flow within complex systems. Overall, the patent offers a comprehensive approach to managing pipelines effectively, ensuring smooth execution and validation of data processes while maintaining security and access control measures.

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