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Quantized congestion notification for computing environments

A method includes determining, by a congestion point (CP) unit, traffic flow congestion in an Open Flow environment network. The CP unit comprises an Open Flow switch including a device including logic where an action is associated with each flow entry in the device. A congestion point (CP) unit sends... International Business Machines Corp

Dynamic data compression

A method for dynamic data compression includes receiving, at a first computer system, a request for data from a second computer system. A distance factor is determined, based, at least in part, on distance separating the first computer system and the second computer system. A processor loading factor is determined,... International Business Machines Corp

Method and system for upgrading a set of replicated state machine processes

A computer-implemented method, computerized apparatus and computer program product, the method comprising: receiving a proposed reconfiguration command, the proposed reconfiguration command indicating a modification of a protocol version employed by a plurality of replica-set processes to an updated protocol version; tentatively agreeing on at least one proposed command following the... International Business Machines Corp

Spoof detection for facial recognition

An embodiment of the invention provides a method of analyzing an image of a user to determine whether the image is authentic, where a first image of a user's face is received with a camera. Four or more two-dimensional feature points can be located that do not lie on the... International Business Machines Corp

Acceleration of real time computer vision processing on uavs through gps attitude estimation

A method for applying GPS UAV attitude estimation to accelerate computer vision. The UAV has a plurality of GPS receivers mounted at fixed locations on the UAV. The method includes receiving raw GPS measurements from each GPS satellite in view of the UAV, the raw GPS measurements comprising pseudo-range and... International Business Machines Corp

Early pts with buffer for channel doping control

A method of performing an early PTS implant and forming a buffer layer under a bulk or fin channel to control doping in the channel and the resulting bulk or fin device are provided. Embodiments include forming a recess in a substrate; forming a PTS layer below a bottom surface... International Business Machines Corp

Silicon germanium fin channel formation

A method for channel formation in a fin transistor includes removing a dummy gate and dielectric from a dummy gate structure to expose a region of an underlying fin and depositing an amorphous layer including Ge over the region of the underlying fin. The amorphous layer is oxidized to condense... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Alleviating movement disorder conditions using unmanned aerial vehicles

Aspects include a method, system and computer program product for alleviating an episode of a movement disorder condition for a patient. The method comprises deploying an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to a location of a patient based on an occurrence of an episode of a movement disorder condition. A first... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Cognitive stabilizer wheels for vehicles

An embodiment of the invention provides a method and system including a sensor on a vehicle and a processor connected to the sensor. The processor determines a probability of falling based on input from the sensor, whether the probability of falling exceeds a threshold, and a state of an operator... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Use of a reactive, or reducing gas as a method to increase contact lifetime in micro contact mems switch devices

A MEMS device comprises an electro mechanical element in a sealed chamber containing a gas comprising a reactive gas selected to react with any contaminants that may be present or formed on the operating surfaces of the device in a manner to maximize the electrical conductivity of the surfaces during... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Planar cavity mems and related structures, methods of manufacture and design structures

A method of forming a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) includes forming a lower electrode on a first insulator layer within a cavity of the MEMS. The method further includes forming an upper electrode over another insulator material on top of the lower electrode which is at least partially in contact with... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Porous/nanoporous pht

Methods of forming nanoporous materials are described herein that include forming a polymer network with a chemically removable portion. The chemically removable portion may be polycarbonate polymer that is removable on application of heat or exposure to a base, or a polyhexahydrotriazine (PHT) or polyhemiaminal (PHA) polymer that is removable... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Optical component with angled-facet waveguide

A system comprises a first optical component comprising a component body; at least a first waveguide formed in the component body, wherein the first waveguide is substantially mirror-symmetrical in shape relative to a line at or near the center of the first waveguide; and a self-alignment feature configured to assist... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Fiber attach assembly and test automation

An approach compatible with high volume manufacturing for assembling a photonic chip with integrated optical fibers involving placing a die on an assembly station, providing one or more optical fibers, placing the one or more optical fibers into corresponding one or more grooves of the die, bonding the one or... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Self-adjusting test time estimation

A test case is executed on a product using a hardware machine, the product being configured in manufacturing according to a configuration, the test case being related to an estimation function. A set of data points resulting from the executing is collected. Using the estimation function, an estimated time needed... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Mechanism to create pattern gesture transmissions to create device-sourcing emergency information

A system may comprise a registration device configured to register patterns for users; a recording device configured to record a received pattern, as an electronic pattern, wherein the recording device recognizes the received pattern as one of the registered patterns; a receiving device configured to observe human movement patterns with... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Touch panel input item correction in accordance with angle of deviation

An information processing device for receiving user selections inputted using a touch panel includes an acquisition unit for acquiring a touch point on the touch panel touched by the user, a placement unit for placing, in an area surrounding a display reference point on a screen, the display of a... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Touch panel input item correction in accordance with angle of deviation

An information processing device for receiving user selections inputted using a touch panel includes an acquisition unit for acquiring a touch point on the touch panel touched by the user, a placement unit for placing, in an area surrounding a display reference point on a screen, the display of a... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Random access to properties for lists in user interfaces

Random access to any arbitrary object stored in a database from a displayed virtual object image corresponding to an object wherein some properties of the object are displayed in the virtual object image is provided through manipulation of a drag icon to cause, in sequence, display of a ghost template... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Selective write control

Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for selective write control in accordance with the present description. In one aspect, a write operation which is associated with a read operation, may be selectively discarded if write operations have been disabled and if the write operation is directed to... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Automated storage target selection for data backup

In one embodiment, automated storage target selection includes automatically selecting a storage node of a plurality of candidate storage nodes as a function of a plurality of selection criteria. Further, a backup data object is transmitted to the selected storage node. In one embodiment, selecting a storage node includes retrieving... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Validating virtual host bus adapter fabric zoning in a storage area network

An aspect of validating vHBA fabric zoning in a SAN includes receiving, by a computer processor, a request for data corresponding to zones in a storage area network to which an initiator in a host system computer has access; instantiating, by the computer processor, a virtual host bus adapter interface... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Automated migration of file recalled by specific application

In a hierarchical storage memory (HSM), a file recalled by a specific application is migrated as soon as possible after completion of the application process. Specifically, the effective UID of a specific process is preregistered on an HSM client. After a recall operation is performed on a certain file from... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Flash optimized columnar data layout and data access algorithms for big data query engines

A technique relates to flash-optimized data layout of a dataset for queries. Selection columns are stored in flash memory according to a selection optimized layout, where the selection optimized layout is configured to optimize predicate matching and data skipping. The selection optimized layout, for each selection column, is formed by... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Reusable deployment plans and dependencies thereof

Reusability of deployment plans and dependencies thereof. A method defines contracts as between multiple deployment plans, the contracts representing dependencies between them; defines wait task(s) in a first set of the deployment plans, a wait task being associated with a contract and completion of the wait task and progression of... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Melding of mediation flow service component architecture (sca) components

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for melding mediation and adaptation modules of a service component architecture (SCA) system. A method for melding mediation and adaptation modules of an SCA system can include selecting each of a mediation module and an adaptation module... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Job scheduling management

Resource utilization data for a set of system components of a computing system is collected. The resource utilization data includes performance records for a set of jobs. By analyzing the collected resource utilization data for the set of system components, a resource allocation is identified for a particular job of... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Job scheduling management

Resource utilization data for a set of system components of a computing system is collected. The resource utilization data includes performance records for a set of jobs. By analyzing the collected resource utilization data for the set of system components, a resource allocation is identified for a particular job of... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Determining when to release a lock from a first task holding the lock to grant to a second task waiting for the lock

Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for determining when to release a lock from a first task holding the lock to grant to a second task waiting for the lock. A determination is made as to whether a holding of a lock to the resource by a... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Control state preservation during transactional execution

A method includes saving a control state for a processor in response to commencing a transactional processing sequence, wherein saving the control state produces a saved control state. The method also includes permitting updates to the control state for the processor while executing the transactional processing sequence. Examples of updates... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Control state preservation during transactional execution

A method includes saving a control state for a processor in response to commencing a transactional processing sequence, wherein saving the control state produces a saved control state. The method also includes permitting updates to the control state for the processor while executing the transactional processing sequence. Examples of updates... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Providing debug information on production containers using debug containers

A method and associated system for providing debug information associated with computer software executing in a production container. The production container is replicated as a debug container. The computer software is executed in the production container and the debug container. Executing the computer software includes replicating requests sent to the... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Debugging streaming applications using debug regions

A method for debugging a streaming application is provided. The method may include establishing, by a processor, a debug region in the streaming application to mark a subgraph for debugging. The method may further include receiving a tuple flow suspension notification from a job control plane. The method may also... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Companion testing for body-aware devices

One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving movement data describing physical movement of a person performing a predetermined action; generating, using a processor, classification of the movement data using a test application that predicts output of a wearable device, wherein the test application has been formed using previously collected data... International Business Machines Corp

 new patent  Reducing idle resource usage

A method, computer program product, and system for reallocating resources of an idle application or program includes a computer for running an application or a program and starting a predetermined time interval. The computer increases a number counter for each event triggered during the predetermined time interval, and the event... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180011789

 new patent  Reducing idle resource usage

A method, computer program product, and system for reallocating resources of an idle application or program includes a computer for running an application or a program and starting a predetermined time interval. The computer increases a number counter for each event triggered during the predetermined time interval, and the event... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180011799

 new patent  Adjusting active cache size based on cache usage

Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for adjusting active cache size based on cache usage. An active cache in at least one memory device caches tracks in a storage during computer system operations. An inactive cache in the at least one memory device is not available to... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180011808

 new patent  Obtaining optical signal health data in a storage area network

An aspect of obtaining optical signal health data in a SAN includes receiving, by a computer processor, a request for data corresponding to current operational characteristics of elements of a storage area network to which a host system computer has access. A further aspect includes instantiating, by the computer processor,... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180011820

 new patent  Efficient handling of bi-directional data

A tool for standardized layout transformations of BIDI data exchanged between legacy and modern systems is provided. The tool retrieves client connection information from a client request for data. The tool determines, based, at least in part, on the client connection information, a client application's operating system. The tool determines... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180011827

 new patent  Entity-based document content change management system

A content management system is disclosed. The system includes at least one server, non-transitory storage, documents, entity-specific section weights, and entity-specific review thresholds. The system further includes at least two client computer systems that enable a user to access a document for at least one of review or modification. The... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180011837

 new patent  Type-specific rule-based generation of semantic variants of natural language expression

A mechanism is provided in a data processing system having a processor and a memory storing a store of semantic types and instructions for implementing a natural language processing engine for generating semantically equivalent variants of a natural language term. The mechanism receives an input term for variant analysis. The... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180011838

 new patent  Generating semantic variants of natural language expressions using type-specific templates

A mechanism is provided in a data processing system having a processor and a memory storing instructions for implementing a natural language processing engine, a store of semantic types, and a store of units, conversions among units, and variants of unit names, for generating semantically equivalent variants of a natural... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180011853

 new patent  Social network content prioritization

A method includes receiving one or more social networking updates, identifying update information corresponding to each of the one or more social networking updates, wherein update information includes at least user information, interaction information, and time information, calculating a prioritization score for each of the one or more social networking... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180011868

 new patent  Automatically reorganize folder/file visualizations based on natural language-derived intent

A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for computing file system management. A corpus of content is processed to extract metadata associated with folders and files referenced by a directory structure. Natural Language Processing (NLP) operations are then performed on the corpus to generate concept and entity data associated... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180011871

 new patent  Upgradable base image of virtual machine

A method for de-duplicating updates in virtual machines (VMs) is provided that may be executed on a host computer using a hypervisor. Client VMs are derived from a base image, and the method includes: creating a temporary virtual machine, updating the temporary virtual machine, identifying modified blocks of the updated... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180011881

 new patent  Augmented reviews with cognitive reasoning

A method for augmenting a review. The method includes accessing a review database and a particular review of an object. Providing a reviewer profile including a plurality of reviewer attributes and analyzing the reviewer attributes to determine a rationale for the review.... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180011906

 new patent  Extreme value computation

The method may include providing a plurality of synopsis techniques for determining a plurality of attribute value information indicative of the at least one attribute. The method may include determining a data characteristic describing the plurality of data rows of the current data block. The method may include selecting, based... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180011907

 new patent  Sorting tables in analytical databases

A method for sorting a data table is provided. The method may include providing a plurality of attribute value information for each data block of the data table. The method may also include receiving a query requiring a sorting on the first attribute of the data table. The method may... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180011923

 new patent  Value range synopsis in column-organized analytical databases

The method may include providing, in accordance with a column-oriented storage technique, the data table as columns corresponding to the plurality of attributes, whereby each column includes a plurality of separate data blocks. The method may also include determining the plurality of records of the provided data table for which... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180011925

 new patent  Displaying conversion candidates associated with input character string

A method, executed by an electronic apparatus, includes retrieving, in response to input of a character string by a user, conversion candidates associated with the input character string, each conversion candidate having a first rank. The method also includes displaying, when a plurality of the conversion candidates are present, the... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180011926

 new patent  Dynamic threshold filtering for watched questions

Embodiments are directed to a watched questions threshold filtering system that functions to determine and deliver to a user relevant and significant data changes with respect to a user's goals, as defined by a notification threshold value provided by the user. The user is provided with an option to flag... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180011962

 new patent  Physically aware test patterns in semiconductor fabrication

A method for fabricating a circuit comprises identifying a target on the circuit with a transitional sensitivity, determining a test pattern that stresses the target, generating a verification model at the hierarchy of the target, creating a pattern and translating the pattern into a verification assertion, running the verification with... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180011982

 new patent  Infrared detectors and thermal tags for real-time activity monitoring

Methods and systems for activity monitoring include capturing an infrared image of an environment that comprises at least one patient being monitored and at least one infrared-emitting tag. A relationship between the patient being monitored and the at least one infrared-emitting tag is determined. An activity conducted by the patient... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180011991

 new patent  Secure connected digital media platform

An embodiment of the invention provides a method including accessing a portal pursuant to instructions from a digital media device and identifying the digital media device to the portal to enable the portal to obtain a security code. Information having the security code is received; and, it is confirmed that... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012003

 new patent  Pointing device biometrics continuous user authentication

There is provided, in accordance with some embodiments, a method comprising using one or more hardware processors for receiving a behavioral biometric model that characterizes a human user according to pointing device data of the human user, where the pointing device data comprises screen coordinate and time stamp pairs. The... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012015

 new patent  Sending a password to a terminal

A mechanism is provided for sending a password to a terminal. A password send request is received. The status of each of a plurality of terminals coupled to the information processing device via a network is acquired. On the basis of the acquired statuses, at least one item is selected... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012016

 new patent  Automatically altering and encrypting passwords in systems

In an approach for changing a password. Aspects of an embodiment of the present invention include an approach for changing a password, wherein the approach includes a processor identifies a resource protected by a password. A processor discovers at least one information source containing information relevant to a process for... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012026

 new patent  Recording data and using the recorded data

A method and system for recording data including content in a recording medium on a computer apparatus. First encrypted data, obtained by encrypting the data using a medium key created for each recording medium, is recorded in a recording medium. Second encrypted data, obtained by encrypting the medium key using... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012027

 new patent  Recording data and using the recorded data

A method and system for recording data including content in a recording medium on a computer apparatus. First encrypted data, obtained by encrypting the data using a medium key created for each recording medium, is recorded in a recording medium. Second encrypted data, obtained by encrypting the medium key using... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012028

 new patent  Secure database backup and recovery

As disclosed herein a computer system for secure database backup and recovery in a secure database network has N distributed data nodes. The computer system includes program instructions that include instructions to receive a database backup file, fragment the file using a fragment engine, and associate each fragment with one... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012123

 new patent  Fet based synapse network

A synapse network device includes an array of field effect transistor (FET) devices having controllable channel resistance. Pre-neurons are coupled to the array to provide input pulses to the array on first terminals of the FET devices. Post-neurons are coupled to the array to receive outputs from the array on... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012124

 new patent  Neural network for chemical compounds

A computer implemented method for training a neural network to capture a structural feature specific to a set of chemical compounds is disclosed. In the method, the computer system reads an expression describing a structure of the chemical compound for each chemical compound in the set and enumerates one or... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012127

 new patent  Claim generation

A computer-implemented method, computerized apparatus and computer program product for claim generation, the method comprising: selecting at least one subject according to a given topic; selecting at least one verb from a first data source; selecting at least one object from a second data source; generating one or more candidate... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012135

 new patent  Query-target refinement in a distributed mobile system

A method for executing a query includes determining one or more nodes that are likely to have local content that matches a search query. The determination is based on a location profile for each of the one or more nodes and a conditional probabilistic model for each of a set... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012140

 new patent  Cross-platform program analysis using machine learning based on universal features

A method for performing program analysis includes receiving programs of a first platform that have been assigned a first label and programs of the first platform that have been assigned a second label. Each of the programs of the first platform is expressed as platform-independent logical features. A discriminatory model... International Business Machines Corp

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01/11/18 / #20180012142

 new patent  Cross-platform program analysis using machines learning based on universal features

A method for performing program analysis includes receiving programs of a first platform that have been assigned a first label and programs of the first platform that have been assigned a second label. Each of the programs of the first platform is expressed as platform-independent logical features. A discriminatory model... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012155

 new patent  System and virtual environment preservation based on automated item reduction

A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code, includes detecting one of an absence of a virtual universe (VU) occurrence in a VU within a predetermined time period, a special event in the VU and a change of real world status from a previous real world status.... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012159

 new patent  System, method, and recording medium for risk optimization through equipment, user, and site modeling

A risk management method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium, include a data analyzing circuit configured to analyze user data, site data, and equipment data to map prior behavior types to an event on a site, a relationship determining circuit configured to determine a relationship between the mapped data and... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012175

 new patent  Luggage contents recommendations and tracking

In an approach for suggesting an item to pack, a processor receives an indication that a user is packing a first item of luggage, wherein the indication includes information about a trip. A processor generates a packing list based on the information about the trip. A processor receives a request... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012186

 new patent  Real time discovery of risk optimal job requirements

An amount of time needed to fill a job requirement is forecasted. By executing a forecasting algorithm, a numerosity of resumes matching the job requirement during the amount of time is forecasted. Using the numerosity and the amount of time, a risk value is computed corresponding to the job requirement,... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012190

 new patent  Automatic inference of meeting attendance

In one embodiment, a method for automatic inference of meeting attendance is provided. The method comprises sending a calendar request to a plurality of users that are invited to a meeting. The method further comprises receiving from each user of the plurality, a unique string identifying the user. The method... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012193

 new patent  Automatic inference of meeting attendance

In one embodiment, a method for automatic inference of meeting attendance is provided. The method comprises sending a calendar request to a plurality of users that are invited to a meeting. The method further comprises receiving from each user of the plurality, a unique string identifying the user. The method... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012222

 new patent  Pre-authentication of mobile payments

An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product and system for transaction authentication. The embodiment may include receiving, by a mobile device from a network server via a wireless access point using a medium-range wireless communication protocol, an indication corresponding to a transaction to execute. The... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012230

 new patent  Emotion detection over social media

Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for detecting emotions with social media settings. Integral-based, emotion-based, and temporal-based features are used to assess the context of a dialogue between two parties. Social media features and textual features are also considered in order to detect the emotions of a... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012237

 new patent  Inferring user demographics through categorization of social media data

Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for inferring user demographic groups through categorization of social media data. Aspects include receiving, by a processor, unknown user data made up of social media data and social media metadata for an unknown user. Also, aspects include analyzing the unknown user data... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012269

 new patent  Migrating computing environment entitlement contracts between a seller and a buyer

Mechanisms are provided for migrating a computing environment entitlement contract (CEEC) from one computing resource to another. These mechanisms generate one or more CEEC data structures, each CEEC data structure defining terms of a business level agreement between a contracting party and a provider of the data processing system. A... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012301

 new patent  Block-price optimisation in energy markets

Aspects optimize competitive bidding processes for energy suppliers as a function of energy block denominations. Subset energy block sizes are defined with different quantities of energy that total up to a specified quantity of energy, as a function of matching block sizes to bidding size preferences indicated by prior supplier... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012319

 new patent  Method and system for controlling vehicles and drones

Embodiments are provided for controlling a fleet of vehicles and drones. The vehicles are directed to respectively drop off passenger groups at multiple locations. Routes are calculated routes for the vehicles to respectively pick up the passenger groups from the multiple locations based on predicted pick-up times, passenger group sizes... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012406

 new patent  Creating three dimensional models with acceleration data

Obtaining physical model data for CAD model generation with a process that includes: receiving a first acceleration-based path data set including acceleration data for an accelerometer device as it was traced over a first path along the surface of a physical object, converting the first acceleration-based path data set to... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012436

 new patent  Dispenser shutter assembly for an automated teller machine

A dispenser shutter assembly of an automated teller machine and a method for preventing damage to the dispenser shutter assembly. The dispenser shutter assembly includes: a shutter; a shutter plate; cam followers attached to the shutter plate; a cam coupled to the cam followers; a motor that rotates the cam... International Business Machines Corp

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01/11/18 / #20180012459

 new patent  Electronic devices with individual security circuits

Manufacturing a batch is provided which includes a plurality of items of an electronic device, the items including a plurality of corresponding main modules having a same functional structure substantially identical for the items. The method includes defining at least one security electric circuit, of an enclosure component for enclosing... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012625

 new patent  Magnetic tape appliance with selectably always-leading head assemblies

A tape appliance includes first and second tape guide components. The tape path includes a first path portion between a tape supply reel and the first guide component, a second path portion between a tape take-up reel and the second guide component, and a joining path portion between the first... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012795

 new patent  Design-aware pattern density control in directed self-assembly graphoepitaxy process

A method for local pattern density control of a device layout used by graphoepitaxy directed self-assembly (DSA) processes includes importing a multi-layer semiconductor device design into an assist feature system and determining overlapping regions between two or more layers in the multi-layer semiconductor device design using at least one Boolean... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012838

 new patent  Multi terminal capacitor within input output path of semiconductor package interconnect

A semiconductor package, e.g., wafer, chip, interposer, etc. includes a multi terminal capacitor within an input output (IO) path. The multi terminal capacitor is electrically attached directly upon a first IO contact of the semiconductor package. There is no inductance between the multi terminal capacitor and an interconnect that electrically... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012841

 new patent  Hybrid interconnects and forming the same

A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a trench in at least one dielectric layer; and forming an interconnect structure in the trench, wherein forming the interconnect structure includes forming a first conductive layer on a bottom surface of the trench, and partially filling the trench, and forming... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012864

 new patent  Dense assembly of laterally soldered, overmolded chip packages

Embodiments of the invention are directed to an integrated circuit (IC) package assembly, including: one or more printed circuit boards (PCBs); and a set of chip packages, each including: an overmold; and an IC chip, overmolded in the overmold, and wherein: the chip packages are stacked transversely to an average... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012892

 new patent  Semiconductor structure containing low-resistance source and drain contacts

Semiconductor structures having a source contact and a drain contact that exhibit reduced contact resistance and methods of forming the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the present application, the reduced contact resistance is provided by forming a layer of a dipole metal or metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) oxide between an... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012897

 new patent  Anti-fuse with reduced programming voltage

A method for integrating transistors and anti-fuses on a device includes epitaxially growing a semiconductor layer on a substrate and masking a transistor region of the semiconductor layer. An oxide is formed on an anti-fuse region of the semiconductor layer. A semiconductor material is grown over the semiconductor layer to... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012938

 new patent  3d phase change memory with high endurance

A plurality of memory cells in a 3D cross-point array with improved endurance is disclosed. Each memory cell, disposed between first and second conductors, includes a switch in series with a pillar of phase change material. The pillar has a Te-rich material at one end proximal to the second conductor,... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012953

 new patent  High resistivity iron-based, thermally stable magnetic material for on-chip integrated inductors

An on-chip magnetic structure includes a palladium activated seed layer and a substantially amorphous magnetic material disposed onto the palladium activated seed layer. The substantially amorphous magnetic material includes nickel in a range from about 50 to about 80 atomic % (at. %) based on the total number of atoms... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012966

 new patent  High voltage laterally diffused mosfet with buried field shield and method to fabricate same

A structure includes a laterally diffused (LD) MOSFET with an n-type drift region disposed on a surface of a substrate and a p-type body region contained in the drift region. The structure further includes an n-type source region contained in the p-type body region; an n-type drain region contained in... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012969

 new patent  Fabrication of a vertical fin field effect transistor with a reduced contact resistance

A method of forming a vertical fin field effect transistor (vertical finFET) with an increased surface area between a source/drain contact and a doped region, including forming a doped region on a substrate, forming one or more interfacial features on the doped region, and forming a source/drain contact on at... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180012993

 new patent  Gate length controlled vertical fets

A semiconductor structure and a method a method of forming a vertical FET (Field-Effect Transistor), includes growing a bottom source-drain layer of a second type on a substrate of a first type, growing a channel layer on the bottom source-drain layer, forming a first fin from the channel layer with... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180013070

 new patent  Heterogeneous nanostructures for hierarchal assembly

A method of making a carbon nanotube structure includes depositing a first oxide layer on a substrate and a second oxide layer on the first oxide layer; etching a trench through the second oxide layer; removing end portions of the first oxide layer and portions of the substrate beneath the... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180013262

 new patent  Silicon photonic chip with integrated electro-optical component and lens element

Embodiments include a silicon photonic chip having a substrate, an optical waveguide on a surface of the substrate and a cavity. The cavity includes an electro-optical component, configured for emitting light perpendicular to said surface and a lens element arranged on top of the electro-optical component. The lens is configured... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180013377

 new patent  Mitigating the effects on shading in photovoltaic cells using flow batteries

Methods, systems, and computer program products for mitigating the effects of shading in photovoltaic cells using flow batteries are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes connecting at least one fuel stack to one or more photovoltaic cells, wherein each fuel stack comprises (i) one or more ports and (ii) one... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180013464

 new patent  Automatic self-protection for a portable electronic device

Provided are techniques for automatically protecting portable and wearable electronic devices from potential hazards by predicting when such hazards may occur. Techniques may include monitoring a plurality of sensors on the mobile computing device; receiving, on the mobile computing device, context data from a plurality of context-service applications; selecting a... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180013548

 new patent  Optimizing use of hardware security modules

Use of cryptographic key-store hardware security modules is optimized in a system having a first scarce high-security key storage device and a second more plentiful low-security key storage device comprising securing a cryptographic key to the higher security level by initially storing the key in the first storage device, then... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180013588

 new patent  Distributed virtual gateway appliance

Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The methods include, for instance: providing a distributed virtual gateway for Network Virtualization over Layer 3 (NVO3) network. A gateway stack having three or more nodes is implemented as a distributed virtual gateway, providing Layer 2 or Layer 3 gateway services in... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180013616

 new patent  Method for dynamic change of application behavior by configuration

This invention relates to an apparatus, system, and method for modifying the behavior of an application using configuration. A configuration platform allows for the provisioning of configuration data on a local device. The configuration can cause the application to be reactive to the user's environment, such as location and time... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180013628

 new patent  Networking connection resolution assistant

Embodiments for automated accommodation of network configuration settings by a processor. A network connection request is detected. A learned, preexisting network configuration setting corresponding to the network connection request is matched to the network connection request. The network connection is established via the preexisting network configuration setting.... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180013633

 new patent  Industrial setup composition

Technical solutions are described for selecting components from multiple vendors for a system. An example computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a processor, an environment map that identifies a first component placeholder of the system. The computer-implemented method further includes identifying, by the processor, that the first component placeholder interfaces with... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180013651

 new patent  Suspending and resuming virtual machines in a network

A method is provided for suspending and resuming virtual machines in a network in dependence of network activity. The method includes providing a virtual machine manager. The virtual machine manager monitors network traffic of the virtual machines on a network bridge in a network layer using data packet analysis to... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180013664

 new patent  Network traffic classification

A computer implemented method and system comprising receiving a data packet from a network source, extracting source and destination data from the received data packet, determining a user from the extracted source and destination data from the received data packet. If a label does not exist for the extracted source... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180013673

 new patent  Data processing

A method of routing messages includes receiving a request message from an originating device to be forwarded to one of a plurality of target devices, the request message having a first network address as a source address identifying the originating device. The first network address of the request message is... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180013713

 new patent  System and social awareness textiles

A method, computer program product, and computer system for identifying attribute information of at least a first wearable associated with an outfit of a user. Information about an event may be received. An electronic message may be sent about whether at least a portion of the outfit is recommended for... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180013753

 new patent  Bypassing certificate pinning

A client application performs certificate pinning as a means of authenticating the identity of a server. A proxy is interposed in the communications path of the client and the hosting server and provides a proxy security certificate to the client. In response to the client extracting a proxy authentication component... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180013754

 new patent  Bypassing certificate pinning

A client application performs certificate pinning as a means of authenticating the identity of a server. A proxy is interposed in the communications path of the client and the hosting server and provides a proxy security certificate to the client. In response to the client extracting a proxy authentication component... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180013781

 new patent  Root cause analysis in dynamic software testing via probabilistic modeling

Techniques for performing root cause analysis in dynamic software testing via probabilistic modeling are provided. In one example, a computer-implemented method comprises initializing, by a system operatively coupled to a processor, a threshold value, a defined probability value, and a counter value. The computer-implemented method also includes, in response to... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180013894

 new patent  Threshold activated teleconferencing

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for threshold activation of an audio teleconference. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for threshold activation of an audio teleconference is provided. The method includes receiving calls into a conference bridge for an audio conference... International Business Machines Corp

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01/11/18 / #20180013968

 new patent  Multifunctional sky camera system for total sky imaging and spectral radiance measurement

A multifunctional sky camera system and techniques for the use thereof for total sky imaging and spectral irradiance/radiance measurement are provided. In one aspect, a sky camera system is provided. The sky camera system includes an objective lens having a field of view of greater than about 170 degrees; a... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180013983

 new patent  Identifying popular network video segments

A method for identifying popular segments of a network video comprising: receiving video player operation information for a plurality of video players operated by users accessing the network video; evaluating a popularity measure for one or more segments of the network-video using the received operation information so as to identify... International Business Machines Corp

01/11/18 / #20180014159

 new patent  Mobile device inference and location prediction of a moving object of interest

A first set of data may be received indicating that an object of interest has been identified. A second set of data may be received indicating a first location of where the object of interest was identified. The first location may correspond to a geographical area. In response to the... International Business Machines Corp








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