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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 Corporation

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 Corporation

 new patent  Reduction of unwanted motion in vehicles

Embodiments for reducing unwanted motion experienced by an occupant of a vehicle by a processor. In response to an anticipated movement of the vehicle, a motion of a seating surface of the vehicle is caused to at least partially compensate for the anticipated movement of the vehicle.... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Drone and drone-based system and methods for helping users assemble an object

A drone-based system determines a user cohort for one or more users to assemble an object. The drone-based system assesses a task for the one or more users to assemble the object. Based on the determined user cohort and the assessed task, a drone of the drone-based system provides help... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Mems switches with reduced switching voltage and methods of manufacture

An approach includes a method of fabricating a switch. The approach includes forming a first cantilevered electrode over a first fixed electrode, forming a second cantilevered electrode with an end that overlaps the first cantilevered electrode, forming a third cantilevered electrode operable to directly contact the first cantilevered electrode upon... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Mems switches with reduced switching voltage and methods of manufacture

An approach includes a method of fabricating a switch. The approach includes forming a first cantilevered electrode operable to directly contact a second fixed electrode upon an application of a voltage to a first fixed electrode, forming a second cantilevered electrode with an end that overlaps the first cantilevered electrode,... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Self-heating sealant or adhesive employing multi-compartment microcapsules

A self-heating sealant or adhesive may be formed using multi-compartment microcapsules dispersed within a sealant or adhesive. The multi-compartment microcapsules produce heat when subjected to a stimulus (e.g., a compressive force, a magnetic field, or combinations thereof). In some embodiments, the multi-compartment microcapsules have first and second compartments separated by... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Dna sequencing with stacked nanopores

A sensing device includes a stack of dielectric layers having conductive materials disposed between the dielectric layers. A nanopore is disposed through the stacks of dielectric layers and separates the conductive materials to provide electrodes on opposite sides of the nanopore. Contacts connect to each of the electrodes.... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Screen printed phosphors for intrinsic chip identifiers

Methods and systems for generating an identifier include detecting emissions from a phosphor pattern with a sensor grid comprising one or more sensors when the phosphor pattern is stimulated with radiation. An output signal of each sensor in the sensor grid is compared to a threshold value to generate respective... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Reproducible and manufacturable nanogaps for embedded transverse electrode pairs in nanochannels

A method for forming a nanogap includes forming a knockoff feature on a dielectric layer and forming a trench in the dielectric layer on opposite sides of the knockoff feature. A noble metal is deposited in the trenches and over the knockoff feature. A top surface is polished to level... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Low force wafer test probe

A probe includes a pedestal and at least one feature extending from the pedestal to engage a surface of a corresponding contact at a position offset from a central longitudinal axis of the contact.... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Low force wafer test probe with variable geometry

A system for testing functionality of die on a wafer including a plurality of contacts includes a support structure and a plurality of probes mounted to the support structure in an array. A configuration of each of the plurality of probes varies based on a position of the probe within... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Measuring a slew rate on-chip

A method, apparatus, and computer program product for measuring a slew rate of a digital high speed repeating signal on-chip comprising, transforming the rising and the falling edges of the signal into a digital pulse signal each; and selecting the digital pulse signals corresponding either to the rising edge or... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Drone and drone-based system and methods for helping users assemble an object

A drone-based system determines a user cohort for one or more users to assemble an object. The drone-based system assesses a task for the one or more users to assemble the object. Based on the determined user cohort and the assessed task, a drone of the drone-based system provides help... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Server rack for improved data center management

Methods and systems for data center management include collecting sensor data from one or more sensors in a rack; determining a location and identifying information for each asset in the rack using a set of asset tags associated with respective assets; communicating the sensor and asset location to a communication... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Controlling a computer system using epidermal electronic devices

Control of a computer system using epidermal electronic devices. Movement of a first epidermal electronic device (EED) relative to a second EED is detected based on electronic signals of the first and second EEDs, the first EED being associated with a first portion of a user's body and the second... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Managing inputs to a user interface with system latency

A computer-implemented method for managing user inputs to a user interface includes: activating a timer when a display of the user interface changes; monitoring user inputs to the user interface including noting a first user input after a user interface display change and determining a time elapse of the timer;... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Storing data in a stub file in a hierarchical storage management system

According to an aspect of the present invention, there is a method, computer program product and/or system for storing data that performs the following operations (not necessarily in the following order): (i) receiving a request to migrate a data file from primary storage to secondary storage; (ii) invoking a primary... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Reducing purging of structures associated with address translation

Selective purging of a structure associated with address translation, such as a translation look-aside buffer. When purging of entries of a structure relating to a virtual processor executing on a physical processor is requested, it is determined whether the physical processor may refrain from such purging. A check is made... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Invalidation of shared memory in a virtual environment

A server logical partition (LPAR) of a virtualized computer includes shared memory regions (SMRs). The SMRs include pages of the server LPAR memory to share with client LPARs. A hypervisor utilizes an export vector to associate logical pages of the server LPAR with SMRs. The hypervisor further utilizes a reference... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Managing a set of blocks in a storage system

Disclosed aspects include management of a set of blocks in a storage system. A set of write requests is initiated to the set of blocks. In response to the set of write requests, a set of expiration metadata for the set of blocks is established. Based on the set of... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Managing a set of blocks in a storage system

Disclosed aspects include management of a set of blocks in a storage system. A set of write requests is initiated to the set of blocks. In response to the set of write requests, a set of expiration metadata for the set of blocks is established. Based on the set of... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Updating storage migration rates

A computer-implemented method includes identifying a storage migration. The storage migration is associated with a storage area network. The storage migration has a storage migration rate associated therewith. The method includes identifying an input/output throughput. The input/output throughput is associated with the storage area network. The input/output throughput stores a... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Backing up virtual machine operating system data on sequential-access data storage systems

Backing up virtual machine operating system data on sequential-access data storage systems is provided. A virtual machine boots into an operating system using operating system data that is provided to the virtual machine from a random access storage unit. The random access storage unit stores the operating system data as... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Reducing a size of backup data in storage

A method, a computer program product, and a computer system for backing up data in a backup storage space. A computer receives a request for backing up a second data file, wherein the second data file is created from a first data file. The computer determines whether a third data... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Choosing a leader in a replicated memory system

An approach is provided in which a replicated memory system replicates a set of data between multiple replicas, whereby each of the replicas includes a sequence update number corresponding to an update state of its respective set of data. At least one of the replicas identifies a number of replicas... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Aggregated multi-objective optimization

Groups of metrics to form objective functions may be generated by obtaining a judgment that represents whether a first subject is comparable to a second subject, obtaining a plurality of evaluation values for each of the first subject and the second subject, each evaluation value corresponding to a metric among... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Code origination data management for code assembly

Aspects of the disclosure relate to managing code origination data for a stream computing environment. A first set of code origination data which corresponds to a first computing object and a second set of code origination data which corresponds to a second computing object may be detected for utilization to... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Accelerated content analytics based on a hierarchical data-flow-graph representation

A system and method to hardware-accelerate finite state transducer libraries and their compilation toolchains. In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method for partitioning an UIMA-PEAR file into software-based and hardware-accelerated components may comprise creating a data-flow graph representation of the UIMA-PEAR-file, flattening hierarchies of the data-flow graph representation, and selecting the... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Generating an operating procedure manual

A device generates an operating procedure manual for software including a captured image of a screen displayed by the software. An image acquiring hardware unit acquires a plurality of captured images of a plurality of screens displayed by software in response to a plurality of operations with respect to the... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Log-based software porting

Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, computer systems and computer program products for service packages porting. In one embodiment of the present invention, a computer implemented method for a service package porting is provided. One or more processors provision a component of a first layer based on a plurality... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Determining structural information about software development projects

A computer-implemented method comprises identifying a software development project profile and identifying one or more project activity data artefacts associated with the software development project profile. The computer-implemented method further comprises determining one or more structured project activity data artefacts based on the one or more project activity data artefacts... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Efficiency for coordinated start interpretive execution exit for a multithreaded processor

A system and method of executing a plurality of threads, including a first thread and a set of remaining threads, on a computer processor core. The system and method includes determining that a start interpretive execution exit condition exists; determining that the computer processor core is within a grace period;... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Efficiency for coordinated start interpretive execution exit for a multithreaded processor

A system and method of executing a plurality of threads, including a first thread and a set of remaining threads, on a computer processor core. The system and method includes determining that a start interpretive execution exit condition exists; determining that the computer processor core is within a grace period;... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Configuring functional capabilities of a computer system

Provided is a method for configuring the functional capabilities of a computer system. The computer system may include a persistent memory and a replaceable functional unit. The method may include transferring, in response to a repair action for the functional unit, enablement data that is stored on the functional unit... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018183

 new patent  Implementing vm boot profiling for image download prioritization

A method and apparatus are provided for implementing enhanced deployment of a virtual machine (VM) in a cloud environment. VM boot profiling is performed and used for providing VM image download prioritization. The VM boot profiling facilitates the transfer of the earliest needed portions of the VM image first, allowing... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018190

 new patent  Delaying purging of structures associated with address translation

Virtual machine purging of structures associated with address translation is delayed. A host logical processor executing on a physical processor issues a local purge request to purge entries of a structure associated with address translation. The structure associated with address translation includes one or more host entries for the host... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018191

 new patent  Virtual machine seed image replication through parallel deployment

Generating secondary virtual machine seed image storage is provided. An input is received to deploy a primary virtual machine and a secondary virtual machine based on a golden virtual machine image. In response, the primary virtual machine from the golden virtual machine image on a primary data processing site and... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018210

 new patent  Unified logs and device statistics

A computing device includes an interface configured to interface and communicate with a dispersed storage network (DSN), a memory that stores operational instructions, and a processing module operably coupled to the interface and memory such that the processing module, when operable within the computing device based on the operational instructions,... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018214

 new patent  Identifying origin and destination pairs

... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018217

 new patent  Auto-disabling dram error checking on threshold

An aspect includes a method for auto-disabling dynamic random access memory (DRAM) error checking based on a threshold. A method includes receiving data at a DRAM from a memory controller and executing error checking logic based on the data. The error checking logic detects and error condition in the data... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018220

 new patent  Client provided request prioritization hints

A computing device includes an interface configured to interface and communicate with a dispersed storage network (DSN), a memory that stores operational instructions, and a processing module operably coupled to the interface and memory such that the processing module, when operable within the computing device based on the operational instructions,... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018222

 new patent  Router-based routing selection

A method for use in a relay unit includes receiving a dispersed storage error encoded data slice, and obtaining a current routing path associated with it. A predicted performance of the current routing path is determined, and a check is performed to determine whether a predicted performance of the current... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018225

 new patent  Manipulating a distributed agreement protocol to identify a desired set of storage units

A method includes obtaining, by a computing device, a plurality of sets of encoded data slices for storage in memory of a dispersed storage network (DSN). The method further includes identifying, by the computing device, a desired set of storage units within pools of storage units for storing the plurality... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018226

 new patent  Determining storage requirements based on licensing right in a dispersed storage network

A method for execution by a dispersed storage and task (DST) processing unit that includes a processor includes receiving a storage request from a user device via a network, where the storage request indicates a data object for storage in a distributed storage network (DSN) and a licensing identifier associated... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018227

 new patent  Performing a desired manipulation of an encoded data slice based on a metadata restriction and a storage operational condition

A method comprises receiving a set of write fan out requests for a plurality of sets of encoded data slices and metadata regarding storage parameters for the plurality of sets of encoded data slices. The method continues by identifying an encoded data slice of the plurality of sets of encoded... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018228

 new patent  Tracking data access in a dispersed storage network

A method for execution by a dispersed storage and task (DST) processing unit that includes a processor includes receiving an access request from a requesting entity via a network indicating an original data object. At least one read request is generated for transmission to at least one storage unit indicating... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018230

 new patent  Focused storage pool expansion to prevent a performance degradation

Based on a system configuration change (e.g., of a Decentralized, or Distributed, Agreement Protocol (DAP)) within a dispersed storage network (DSN), a computing device identifies a reallocating encoded data slice (EDS) number that is no more than a pillar width minus a performance threshold. The computing device then directs storage... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018232

 new patent  Encryption of slice partials

A method for use in a distributed storage network (DSN) including a plurality of distributed storage (DS) units includes receiving, at a DS unit, a rebuilding request indicating that the DS unit is to provide an encrypted partial slice to a requesting DS unit included in the DS network. Key... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018246

 new patent  Device, method and program for performing system testing

In an approach for testing the operations of a host system during a host system migration, a terminal agent exchanges messages already exchanged between the current host system and a terminal with the new host system. A manual operation replay unit replays messages generated by manual operations among the messages... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018247

 new patent  Device, method and program for performing system testing

In an approach for testing the operations of a host system during a host system migration, a terminal agent exchanges messages already exchanged between the current host system and a terminal with the new host system. A manual operation replay unit replays messages generated by manual operations among the messages... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018248

 new patent  Hierarchical data processor tester

A hierarchical data processor test system (and method) is usable to configure a hierarchical plurality of similarity operators and process predetermined input test data through a data processor under test (DPUT) to produce corresponding DPUT output data. The test system is further usable to process the DPUT output data and... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018250

 new patent  Persistent command parameter table for pre-silicon device testing

Embodiments relate to pre-silicon device testing using a persistent command table. An aspect includes receiving a value for a persistent command parameter from a user. Another aspect includes determining whether the value of the persistent command parameter is greater than zero. Another aspect includes based on determining whether the value... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018254

 new patent  Segmented accessibility testing in web-based applications

Generating accessibility suggestions for segments of a web page. A web page is segmented into constituent portions and an accessibility of each portion is determined with suggestions for accessibility improvement.... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018255

 new patent  Identifying severity of test execution failures by analyzing test execution logs

The method includes identifying a test report log for a regression test. The method further includes identifying one or more errors in the identified test report log. The method further includes determining a severity category for the one or more identified errors in the identified test report log. The method... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018256

 new patent  Identifying severity of test execution failures by analyzing test execution logs

The method includes identifying a test report log for a regression test. The method further includes identifying one or more errors in the identified test report log. The method further includes determining a severity category for the one or more identified errors in the identified test report log. The method... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018262

 new patent  Processor performance monitor that logs reasons for reservation loss

A processor includes a performance monitor that logs reservation losses, and additionally logs reasons for the reservation losses. By logging reasons for the reservation losses, the performance monitor provides data that can be used to determine whether the reservation losses were due to valid programming, such as two threads competing... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018273

 new patent  Shared memory in a virtual environment

A server LPAR operating in a virtualized computer shares pages with client LPARs using a shared memory region (SMR). A virtualization function of the computer receives a get-page-ID request associated with a client LPAR to identify a physical page corresponding to a shared page included in the SMR. The virtualization... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018274

 new patent  Host-based resetting of active use of guest page table indicators

A marking capability is used to provide an indication of whether a block of memory is being used by a guest control program to back an address translation structure. The marking capability includes setting an indicator in one or more locations associated with the block of memory. In a further... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018275

 new patent  Reducing over-purging of structures associated with address translation

A marking capability is used to provide an indication of whether a block of memory is being used by a guest control program to back an address translation structure. The marking capability includes setting an indicator in one or more locations associated with the block of memory. In a further... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018276

 new patent  Marking page table/page status table entries to indicate memory used to back address translation structures

A marking capability is used to provide an indication of whether a block of memory is backing an address translation structure of a control program being managed by a virtual machine manager. By providing the marking, the virtual machine manager may check the indication prior to making paging decisions. With... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018277

 new patent  Managing memory used to back address translation structures

Managing memory of a computing environment. A determination is made as to whether a block of memory is being used to back an address translation structure used by a guest program. The block of memory is a block of host memory, and the guest program is managed by a virtual... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018278

 new patent  Reducing over-purging of structures associated with address translation using an array of tags

A marking capability is used to provide an indication of whether a block of memory is being used by a guest control program to back an address translation structure. The marking capability includes setting an indicator in one or more locations associated with the block of memory. In a further... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018279

 new patent  Marking storage keys to indicate memory used to back address translation structures

A marking capability is used to provide an indication of whether a block of memory is backing an address translation structure of a control program being managed by a virtual machine manager. By providing the marking, the virtual machine manager may check the indication prior to making paging decisions. With... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018280

 new patent  Host page management using active guest page table indicators

A marking capability is used to provide an indication of whether a block of memory is being used by a guest control program to back an address translation structure. The marking capability includes setting an indicator in one or more locations associated with the block of memory. In a further... International Business Machines Corporation

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01/18/18 / #20180018281

 new patent  Marking to indicate memory used to back address translation structures

A marking capability is used to provide an indication of whether a block of memory is backing an address translation structure of a control program being managed by a virtual machine manager. By providing the marking, the virtual machine manager may check the indication prior to making paging decisions. With... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018282

 new patent  Increasing the scope of local purges of structures associated with address translation

Increasing the scope of local purges of structures associated with address translation. A hardware thread of a physical core of a machine configuration issues a purge request. A determination is made as to whether the purge request is a local request. Based on the purge request being a local request,... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018283

 new patent  Selective purging of guest entries of structures associated with address translation

Selective purging of guest entries of structures associated with address translation. A request to purge entries of a structure associated with address translation is obtained. Based on obtaining the request, a determination is made as to whether selective purging of the structure associated with address translation is to be performed.... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018284

 new patent  Selective purging of entries of structures associated with address translation in a virtualized environment

Selective purging of entries of structures associated with address translation. A request to purge entries of a structure associated with address translation is obtained. Based on obtaining the request, a determination is made as to whether selective purging of the structure associated with address translation is to be performed. Based... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018286

 new patent  Configuring functional capabilities of a computer system

Provided is a method for configuring the functional capabilities of a computer system. The computer system may include a persistent memory and a replaceable functional unit. The method may include transferring, in response to a repair action for the functional unit, enablement data that is stored on the functional unit... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018297

 new patent  Synchronous data input/output system using prefetched device table entry

Embodiments include methods, systems, and computer program products for performing synchronous data I/O. Aspects include a processor of computer system sending a store block to request data from a device through a PCIe connection, requested data having a predetermined number of data blocks, and the processor executing a data transaction... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018306

 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 Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018309

 new patent  Automatically annotating literary text

Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The methods include, for instance: receiving a request for a response to have a piece of annotative data on a literary text from a user; ascertaining metadata to generate the response is available for the literary device system; identifying a process of... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018313

 new patent  Class- narrowing for type-restricted answer lookups

A mechanism is provided in a data processing system configured with a natural language processing pipeline executing on at least one processor of the data processing system, for class narrowing for answer lookups. The natural language processing pipeline annotates an input question with a verb in the input question and... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018320

 new patent  Text classifier operation

A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for text classification. A domain terms selector component, executing on a processor of the data processing system, receives an input text. A domain terms selector component executing on a processor of the data processing system identifies at least one domain term... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018329

 new patent  Transforming an ontology query to an sql query

A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes receiving an ontology language query, receiving a mapping of an ontology to a relational database, and generating a structured query language (SQL) query, utilizing the ontology language query and the mapping of the ontology to the relational database.... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018330

 new patent  Multi-field search query ranking using scoring statistics

A computerized method comprising using hardware processor(s) for receiving, from a computerized search engine, digital input data comprising a group of relevancy score sets, where each relevancy score set comprises scores associated with computerized search terms and search field pairs found in electronic documents. Two or more statistical values are... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018341

 new patent  Dynamic context-sensitive integration of content into a web portal application

A computer system for integration of content elements into a web portal application can include a portal server module for providing a web portal application to at least one user, an aggregation module, coupled to the portal server module, for integrating content nodes representing content elements into a memory tree... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018354

 new patent  High-efficiency deduplication module of a database-management system

A method and associated systems for a deduplication module of a database-management system. The database-management system, upon receiving a request to perform a transaction that will revise a stored database record, uses memory-resident logs and previously generated database-maintenance tables to: i) identify a first logical block that identifies an updated... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018365

 new patent  Mapping database structure to software

A first set of metadata may be received, via a network, which includes structural information about a first database. The structural information may be compared with one or more software signatures. Each software signature may include a software identity that is mapped to one or more associated database structure identities.... International Business Machines Corporation

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01/18/18 / #20180018367

 new patent  Remote query optimization in multi data sources

Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for remote query optimization in multi data sources. The method includes receiving a database query from a remote source requesting data-points from multiple data sources. The method further includes receiving and analyzing the data-points, creating a data set based on the... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018369

 new patent  Query management based on amount of data change

Techniques are described for estimating and managing an amount of data change for query processing. Embodiments of the present disclosure may generally receive a query to be executed and calculate an estimated amount of data change for the received query. If the initial estimated amount of data change for the... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018374

 new patent  Flexible interactive data visualization enabled by dynamic attributes

A method and system are provided for interactive data visualization. The method includes analyzing a data source used with an initial query to identify a set of default categories available for user selection. The method further includes dynamically determining pre-set values for categorical portions and numerical portions of vocabularies for... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018379

 new patent  Application performance using multidimensional predictive algorithm for automated tiering mechanisms

Various embodiments for managing data stored in a tiered data storage environment, by a processor device, are provided. A data file is proactively migrated from a lower tier to a higher tier of the tiered data storage environment by using a multidimensional algorithm adopting an actual frequency of access of... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018401

 new patent  Unbounded list processing

A computer-implemented method includes receiving, from a first network application, a first unbounded list of objects of a first type and a second unbounded list of objects of a second type, wherein the second type is distinct from the first type, and producing a third unbounded list of objects of... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018405

 new patent  Pattern matching based character string retrieval

Embodiments relate to generating a retrieval condition for retrieving a target character string from texts by pattern matching. An aspect includes dividing a first text into words. Another aspect includes generating a converted character string by performing at least one of appending at least one character in at least either... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018406

 new patent  Pattern matching based character string retrieval

Embodiments relate to generating a retrieval condition for retrieving a target character string from texts by pattern matching. An aspect includes dividing a first text into words. Another aspect includes generating a converted character string by performing at least one of appending at least one character in at least either... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018421

 new patent  Callback based constraint processing for clock domain independence

A method, system and computer program product perform timing analysis of an integrated circuit design with callback-based constraint processing for clock domain independence. A timing graph representation of the integrated circuit design includes nodes interconnected by edges. Loading timing abstracts representing the nodes of the timing graph precedes obtaining a... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018434

 new patent  Notification of healthcare professional availability

In an approach to determining doctor availability, one or more computer processors receive a request for doctor availability in a patient's hospital room from a patient advocate. The one or more computer processors determine a current location of a doctor's mobile computing device. The one or more computer processors determine,... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018445

 new patent  Social sharing of software products

Methods, systems, and computer program products for sharing of software products are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes selecting a hardware device within a network of hardware devices, each containing a particular licensed software product, in response to a user request for usage of the particular licensed software product. The... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018467

 new patent  Decrypting files for data leakage protection in an enterprise network

Techniques are provided for decrypting an encrypted file within an enterprise network. The techniques include identifying by a password collecting module a password entered during a file encryption procedure performed at a terminal and storing the password; receiving an encrypted file by a data leakage protection (DLP) module; and attempting... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018507

 new patent  Generating auxiliary information for a media presentation

Techniques for generating auxiliary information for a media presentation are provided. In one example, a computer-implemented method comprises receiving, by a device operatively coupled to a processor, first feedback information for a group of users regarding mental states of the users during a media presentation. The computer-implemented method can further... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018532

 new patent  Dynamically enabling an interactive element within a non-interactive view of a screen sharing session

A non-interactive screen sharing session executing within a computing device can be identified. The device can be communicatively linked to different computing devices of the screen sharing session. The contents of the remote screen buffer can be analyzed to determine a graphical representation of a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) within... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018557

 new patent  Canonical spiking neuron network for spatiotemporal associative memory

Embodiments of the invention relate to canonical spiking neurons for spatiotemporal associative memory. An aspect of the invention provides a spatiotemporal associative memory including a plurality of electronic neurons having a layered neural net relationship with directional synaptic connectivity. The plurality of electronic neurons configured to detect the presence of... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018567

 new patent  Calculating a solution for an objective function based on two objective functions

Provided is an apparatus including a processor and one or more computer readable mediums collectively including instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to: acquire a candidate for a solution of an optimization problem for optimizing a third objective function based on a first objective function and... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018568

 new patent  Assistance generation

An assistance strategy may be generated with a generating apparatus including a processor, and one or more computer readable mediums collectively including instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to create a reward estimation model for estimating a reward for assisting at least one subject by analyzing... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018569

 new patent  Mutual reinforcement of collaborative filtering and sentiment analysis

Methods, computing systems and computer program products implement embodiments of the present invention that include identifying a set of the items in the transactions, and executing, using input including the transactions, an implicit feedback collaborative filtering model to compute, for each of the users, a predicted rating for each of... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018574

 new patent  Estimation of abnormal sensors

Methods and apparatus are provided for estimating anomalous sensors. The apparatus includes a target data acquiring to acquire a plurality of sets of target data serving as an examination target, each set of target data being output by a plurality of sensors. The apparatus further includes a calculating section calculate,... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018575

 new patent  Social collaboration in probabilistic prediction

A method, system, and computer program product for social collaboration in probabilistic prediction are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A set of predictions is sent to a user device. A prediction in the set of predictions is a probability of an outcome of an event. The probability is computed using... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018576

 new patent  Text classifier training

A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for text classifier training. The data processing system receives a training set of text and class specification pairs to be used as a ground truth for training a text classifier machine learning model for a text classifier. Each text and class... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018577

 new patent  Generating training data for machine learning

A computer-implemented method includes receiving a rule, wherein the rule includes at least one token, and receiving at least two dictionaries, wherein the at least two dictionaries include at least one general language dictionary and at least one domain-specific dictionary for a domain. The computer-implemented method further includes, for each... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018578

 new patent  Apparatus assisting with design of objective functions

Provided is an apparatus, method, and computer-readable storage medium for acquiring learning data that includes an evaluation of evaluation targets; generating a constraint condition to be satisfied by a value of an evaluation function that includes a weighting for each of a plurality of evaluation criteria of the evaluation target... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018589

 new patent  Generating training data for machine learning

A computer-implemented method includes receiving a rule, wherein the rule includes at least one token, and receiving at least two dictionaries, wherein the at least two dictionaries include at least one general language dictionary and at least one domain-specific dictionary for a domain. The computer-implemented method further includes, for each... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018592

 new patent  Identifying alternative venues for an activity

Techniques are described for identifying alternative venues for an activity. In one aspect, techniques include receiving information corresponding to an activity at a scheduled location and scheduled time; receiving a current location of the user prior to the scheduled time; calculating a probability of the user arriving at the scheduled... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018593

 new patent  Expedited identification verification and biometric monitoring

Systems and methods of the present invention provide for one or more server computers communicatively coupled to a network and configured to: receive a request to purchase admission to an event at a specific venue, a user identification of the user requesting admission and the user's payment method, and a... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018609

 new patent  Transparent scalable access to active and completed process and task information

Transparent scalable access to active and completed process and task information. An embodiment includes receiving requests for active process instance information and completed process instance information, maintaining an active process manager database and secondary process manager database(s) in a process management environment, with the active process manager database supporting newly... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018612

 new patent  Socially influenced collaboration tools

A system and method for recognizing a team of collaborators (individuals) who meets regularly, and automatically providing appropriate documents and resources to the collaborators for greater efficiency. The system and method identifies collaborative groups who meet on regular basis and dynamically formed groups/teams. Inputs are received to the system from... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018621

 new patent  Mapping boxes in a storage bay

Mapping boxes in a storage bay is provided, which includes: ascertaining storage bay boundaries; wirelessly reading, using a mobile device, identifying information from tags associated with the boxes, each box having one or more associated tags, and the identifying information including size information for the associated box; determining position of... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018622

 new patent  Assigning boxes to storage bays based on available spaces

Assigning boxes to available spaces in storage bays may include: obtaining a first data structure identifying available spaces in multiple storage bays, the first data structure including xyz measurements of available spaces, and the multiple storage bays including one or more boxes; comparing, by a processor, for match xyz dimensions... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018636

 new patent  Socially influenced collaboration tools

A system and method for recognizing a team of collaborators (individuals) who meets regularly, and automatically providing appropriate documents and resources to the collaborators for greater efficiency. The system and method identifies collaborative groups who meet on regular basis and dynamically formed groups/teams. Inputs are received to the system from... International Business Machines Corporation

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01/18/18 / #20180018656

 new patent  Dispensing payment cards via a vending facility

A method for obtaining a replacement payment card is provided. The method may include receiving a request to replace a payment card associated with a user account. The method may also include transmitting an extended claim pin number to a user device based on receiving the request to replace the... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018669

 new patent  Index of usability for a replacement payment card

A method for establishing an index of usability associated with a replacement payment card is provided. The method may include receiving a payment card replacement request in a vending facility. The method may further include identifying at least one possible risk factor associated with a user utilizing the replacement payment... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018675

 new patent  Assessing penalties for sdks that violate policies in mobile apps

A system, method and program product for processing software development kits (SDKs). A system is provided that includes a container creation system that wraps an inputted SDK in a penalty container to create a wrapped SDK, wherein the wrapped SDK includes re-instrumented code that redirects application programming interface (API) calls... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018715

 new patent  Managing ephemeral locations in a virtual universe

Systems and methods for advertising, and, more particularly, systems and methods for managing ephemeral locations in a virtual universe. A method for managing ephemeral locations in a virtual universe (VU) includes causing a computer infrastructure to: render an ephemeral location upon a triggering in the VU; teleport a VU user... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018718

 new patent  Automated service request system

A computer-implemented method includes: monitoring, by a user device, a location of the user device; determining, by the user device and based on the monitoring, that the user is within a threshold distance or a threshold arrival time of the service provider location; and outputting, by the user device, user... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018727

 new patent  Pricing data according to provenance-based use in a query

A method, system, and computer program product for pricing data according to provenance-based use in a query are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A set of data cubes is identified. A data cube in the set comprises a quantum of data configured for trading in exchange for a payment, the... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018756

 new patent  Lens distortion correction using a neurosynaptic circuit

One or more embodiments provide a neurosynaptic circuit that includes multiple neurosynaptic core circuits that: perform image sharpening by converting a source image to a sharpened destination image by: taking as input a sequence of image frames of a video with one or more channels per frame, and representing the... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018842

 new patent  Operating electronic lock automatically based on user profile

Examples of techniques for automatically operating an electronic lock based on a user profile of a user are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method may include receiving an indication of the user changing a state of the electronic lock. The method... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018860

 new patent  Method of activating a supplemental visual warning signal based on frequency emitted from a generator of a primary audible warning signal

A system and method for signaling users including a control device electrically connected to a transceiver. The transceiver has a specified frequency. A first mobile signal device being activated by a first user and electrically communicating with a first transmitter having a selectable signal frequency. The first transmitter electrically communicates... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018873

 new patent  Using automobile driver attention focus area to share traffic intersection status

Systems and methods for alerting a driver to a status of a traffic signal are disclosed. A computer-implemented method includes: detecting, by a computing device, that a vehicle is stopped at an intersection with a traffic signal; determining, by the computing device, an attention focus area of a driver of... International Business Machines Corporation

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01/18/18 / #20180018891

 new patent  Conditional provisioning of auxiliary information with a media presentation

Techniques for conditional presentation of auxiliary information are provided. In one example, a computer-implemented method comprises determining, by a device operatively coupled to a processor, feedback information for a user in response to a media presentation, wherein the feedback information is indicative of a mental state of the user during... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018930

 new patent  Variable display size for an electronic display device

Disclosed aspects relate to an electronic display device configured for variable display size. The electronic display device may include a housing having a set of slides that form a storage compartment within the housing. The set of slides may include a slot. A primary display panel may be mounted on... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018994

 new patent  Conductive polymers for use in magnetic media

According to one embodiment, a magnetic recording medium includes: a substrate; an underlayer positioned above the substrate; a magnetic recording layer positioned above the underlayer; and a plurality of conductive polymers dispersed within the substrate, the underlayer, the magnetic recording layer, the substrate and the underlayer, the substrate and the... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019021

 new patent  Replicating test case data into a cache and cache inhibited memory

Data is replicated into a memory cache and cache inhibited memory in data segments with segment size that provides non-naturally aligned data boundaries to reduce the time needed to generate test cases for testing a processor. Placing data in the non-naturally aligned data boundaries allows replicated testing of the memory... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019022

 new patent  Testing non-volatile memories

A computer-implemented method includes receiving probability distribution function (PDF) data corresponding to bit-error-rate (BER) data for each of a plurality of data blocks within a qualified set of NVRAMS, collecting non-exhaustive bit-error-rate data for each of the data blocks on a tested NVRAM to produce non-exhaustive test data for each... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019163

 new patent  Method for forming improved liner layer and semiconductor device including the same

A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes conformally depositing a liner layer on a top surface of a dielectric layer, and on sidewall and bottom surfaces of an opening in the dielectric layer, annealing the liner layer, wherein the annealing is performed in at least one of a nitrogen... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019164

 new patent  Method for forming improved liner layer and semiconductor device including the same

A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes conformally depositing a liner layer on a top surface of a dielectric layer, and on sidewall and bottom surfaces of an opening in the dielectric layer, annealing the liner layer, wherein the annealing is performed in at least one of a nitrogen... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019171

 new patent  Fabrication of an isolated dummy fin between active vertical fins with tight fin pitch

A method of forming an arrangement of active and inactive fins on a substrate, including forming at least three vertical fins on the substrate, forming a protective liner on at least three of the at least three vertical fins, removing at least a portion of the protective liner on the... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019172

 new patent  Method and structure for flip-chip package reliability monitoring using capacitive sensors groups

Flip-chip package reliability monitoring and systems of monitoring using capacitive sensors are disclosed. The monitoring is conducted in situ and in real-time without the need for destructive testing of the packages. The capacitive sensors can be used for flip-chip package reliability monitoring.... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019200

 new patent  Multi-level air gap formation in dual-damascene structure

An upper layer is formed in a first interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer. The upper layer comprises a plurality of metal interconnects and one or more upper layer air gaps positioned between adjacent metal interconnects. A lower layer is formed in the first ILD layer. The lower layer comprises one or... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019202

 new patent  Multi-level air gap formation in dual-damascene structure

An upper layer is formed in a first interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer. The upper layer comprises a plurality of metal interconnects and one or more upper layer air gaps positioned between adjacent metal interconnects. A lower layer is formed in the first ILD layer. The lower layer comprises one or... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019203

 new patent  Multi-level air gap formation in dual-damascene structure

An upper layer is formed in a first interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer. The upper layer comprises a plurality of metal interconnects and one or more upper layer air gaps positioned between adjacent metal interconnects. A lower layer is formed in the first ILD layer. The lower layer comprises one or... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019282

 new patent  Carbon nanotube transistor and logic with end-bonded metal contacts

A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a dielectric layer on a substrate, forming a first carbon nanotube (CNT) layer on the dielectric layer at a first portion of the device corresponding to a first doping type, forming a second CNT layer on the dielectric layer at a... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019295

 new patent  Magnetic inductor stacks with multilayer isolation layers

A magnetic laminating structure and process includes alternating layers of a magnetic material and a multilayered insulating material, wherein the multilayered insulating material is intermediate adjacent magnetic material layers and comprises a first insulating layer abutting at least one additional insulating layer, wherein the first insulating layer and the at... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019299

 new patent  Tapered metal nitride structure

A tapered metal nitride structure having a gentle sloping (i.e., tapered) sidewall is provided that includes an oxygen rich metal nitride portion located between each metal nitride portion of a stack of metal nitride portions. The structure is formed by incorporating/introducing oxygen into an upper portion of a first metal... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019305

 new patent  Stacked nanowire device width adjustment by gas cluster ion beam (gcib)

A method of making a nanowire device incudes disposing a first nanowire stack over a substrate, the first nanowire stack including alternating layers of a first and second semiconducting material, the first semiconducting material contacting the substrate and the second semiconducting material being an exposed surface; disposing a second nanowire... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019316

 new patent  Fabrication of an isolated dummy fin between active vertical fins with tight fin pitch

A method of forming an arrangement of active and inactive fins on a substrate, including forming at least three vertical fins on the substrate, forming a protective liner on at least three of the at least three vertical fins, removing at least a portion of the protective liner on the... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019317

 new patent  Fabrication of an isolated dummy fin between active vertical fins with tight fin pitch

A method of forming an arrangement of active and inactive fins on a substrate, including forming at least three vertical fins on the substrate, forming a protective liner on at least three of the at least three vertical fins, removing at least a portion of the protective liner on the... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019323

 new patent  Silicidation of bottom source/drain sheet using pinch-off sacrificial spacer process

A vertical fin field-effect-transistor and a method for fabricating the same. The vertical fin field-effect-transistor includes at least a substrate, a first source/drain layer, and a plurality of fins each disposed on and in contact with the first source/drain layer. Silicide regions are disposed within a portion of the first... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019330

 new patent  Lateral bipolar junction transistor with controlled junction

A method of forming a lateral bipolar junction transistor (LBJT) that includes providing a germanium containing layer on a crystalline oxide layer, and patterning the germanium containing layer stopping on the crystalline oxide layer to form a base region. The method may further include forming emitter and collector extension regions... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019340

 new patent  Programmable bulk finfet antifuses

An antifuse device includes a gate structure formed on a substrate including first spacers formed in an upper portion and a conductive material formed in a lower portion below the first spacers. Two conductive regions are disposed adjacent to the gate structure and on opposite sides of the gate structure.... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019401

 new patent  Formation of carbon nanotube-containing devices

A method of fabricating a carbon nanotube based device, including forming a trench having a bottom surface and sidewalls on a substrate, selectively depositing a bi-functional compound having two reactive moieties in the trench, wherein a first of the two reactive moieties selectively binds to the bottom surface, converting a... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019402

 new patent  Formation of carbon nanotube-containing devices

A method of fabricating a carbon nanotube based device, including forming a trench having a bottom surface and sidewalls on a substrate, selectively depositing a bi-functional compound having two reactive moieties in the trench, wherein a first of the two reactive moieties selectively binds to the bottom surface, converting a... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019420

 new patent  N-type end-bonded metal contacts for carbon nanotube transistors

A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a first dielectric layer on a substrate, forming a carbon nanotube (CNT) layer on the first dielectric layer, forming a second dielectric layer on the carbon nanotube (CNT) layer, patterning a plurality of trenches in the second dielectric layer exposing corresponding... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019610

 new patent  Wireless power distribution and scheduling

A wireless charger can determine a power requirement associated with operating at least a first device at a scheduled time. The wireless charger can determine a power emission level for the wireless charger based, at least in part, on the power requirement, such that the power emission level will provide... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019873

 new patent  System and cryptographically provable zero knowledge social networking

A social networking system, computer program product, and methods with a Personal Avatar executing on a first server node and a zero knowledge Arbiter executing on a second server node in a network of the social networking system. The Personal Avatar communicates social networking system messages in a communication session... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019879

 new patent  Token identity and attribute management

One example method of operation may include receiving a request, from an entity, for one or more tokens based on one or more attributes, encrypting and masking the one or more attributes, adding the encrypted and masked one or more attributes to the one or more tokens, and transmitting the... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019881

 new patent  Lithographically defined intrinsic identifier

Methods and systems for generating an identifier includes testing an operational characteristic for each device in an array of pairs of devices. Each pair of devices includes a first device and a second device. The first device of each pair has a higher inter-device uniformity for the operational characteristic than... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019887

 new patent  Adaptive multi-control unit load balancing in a voice-over-ip system

A Voice-over-IP (VOIP) system includes a plurality of multi-control units (MCUs). A first MCU in the VOIP system hosts a first VOIP session that joins a plurality of conference devices. Based on an impact metric being acceptable, and an alternate MCU accepting to host the VOIP session, the system joins... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019916

 new patent  Utilizing reallocation via a decentralized, or distributed, agreement protocol (dap) for storage unit (su) replacement

Based on a system configuration change (e.g., of a Decentralized, or Distributed, Agreement Protocol (DAP)) within a dispersed storage network (DSN) (e.g., from a first to a second system configuration of the DAP), a computing device directs a storage unit to be replaced (SUTBR) to transfer encoded data slices (EDSs)... International Business Machines Corporation

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01/18/18 / #20180019934

 new patent  Assuring data correctness in non-stable network environment

A computer implemented method of assuring correctness of data updated at a remote server and used by a local application, comprising one or more processors at a client terminal adapted to receive from a remote server updated values for a plurality of data items associated with a dataset required for... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019950

 new patent  Flow controller automatically throttling rate of service provided by web api

A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for automatically throttling the rate of service provided by a Web application programming interface (API) for a software service. A flow controller executing on the data processing system assigns a queue to each consumer of the software service. Responsive to receiving... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019965

 new patent  Eliminating redundant notifications to sip/simple subscribers

A system for eliminating redundant notifications to SIP/SIMPLE subscribers, the system including a notification fingerprinter configured to generate a fingerprint from the contents of a SIP/SIMPLE subscriber notification using a predefined fingerprinting method, a fingerprint comparator configured to compare a fingerprint of a previously-sent notification with a fingerprint of a... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019979

 new patent  Restricting guest instances in a shared environment

A method includes a trusted component of a host computing system, obtaining, from a client, via a hypervisor of the host, a request to run an instance of a guest image within the hypervisor. The request includes a unique identifier of the guest image, contents of the guest image, and... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019992

 new patent  Authentication for blocking shoulder surfing attacks

An approach to authenticating a user for resource access. The approach displays independently bi-directionally rotating concentric layers wherein each of the concentric layers are divided into segments and each segment contains a symbol. The approach then allows the user to independently rotate each of the concentric layers until a desired... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019993

 new patent  Template-based distributed certificate issuance in a mult-tenant environment

One example method may include generating a template transaction certificate by one or more entities which verify proof of ownership of attributes incorporated into the template transaction certificate, and generating one or more operational transaction certificates by the one or more entities which verified proof of ownership of the template... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020020

 new patent  Seamless abort and reinstatement of tls sessions

In response to receiving an unknown first session identifier from a client for a first communication session between the client and a server, a Man in the Middle (MitM) computer requests a second session identifier from the server for a second communication session between the server and the MitM computer.... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020037

 new patent  Adaptive multi-control unit load balancing in a voice-over-ip system

A Voice-over-IP (VOIP) system includes a plurality of multi control units (MCUs), in which a first MCU hosts a VOIP session. A method for recommending an MCU to host the VOIP session includes receiving MCU status associated with performance of each of the first MCU and a second MCU included... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020044
01/18/18 / #20180020045

 new patent  Code origination data management for host placement

Aspects of the disclosure relate to managing code origination data for a distributed computing environment having a set of compute nodes which includes a first compute node. A first set of code origination data which corresponds to a first computing object may be detected for utilization to develop a distributed... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020049

 new patent  Managing asset placement with respect to a distributed computing environment having a set of hosts

Disclosed aspects relate to managing asset placement with respect to a distributed computing environment or a stream computing environment. A set of host computing resource requirement data is detected. The detection is with respect to an asset for placement to the distributed computing environment. The set of host computing resource... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020050

 new patent  Replication optimization for object storage environments

A middleware at a proxy node may cause a copy of a data object stored on a storage node to be updated. Copies of the data object may be stored on a plurality of storage nodes located in first and second geographic locations. A first processing activity for a storage... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020055

 new patent  Changing rebuild priority for a class of data

A computing device includes an interface configured to interface and communicate with a dispersed storage network (DSN), a memory that stores operational instructions, and a processing module operably coupled to the interface and memory that is configured to perform various operations based on operational instructions. The computing device receives name... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020064

 new patent  Optimizing client distance to network nodes

Methods, computer program products and computer systems for optimizing client distances to nodes in a distributed computing environment are provided. A first registration request is received by a first node from a first client. The first node determines if a second client associated with the first node is suitable for... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020073

 new patent  Dynamic resource broker services

One or more programs in a computing environment of a first service provider obtain an indication from a portion of an infrastructure of a second service provider, where the portion of the infrastructure has available computing capacity, and where the portion of an infrastructure includes at least one component. The... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020077

 new patent  Live migration of containers based on geo-location

Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, and computer program products for container communication. In an embodiment, it is determined whether a message is going to a container on a same machine or to a container on a machine at a geographically different location. If it is determined that... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020092

 new patent  Detection of a spear-phishing phone call

A mechanism is provided for detection of a spear-phishing phone call. Responsive to an individual receiving a phone call, a determination is made as to whether the phone call has one or more identifiable traits from a set of identifiable traits that are identified as being associated with spear-phishing. Responsive... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020094

 new patent  System and a cognitive system plug-in answering subject matter expert questions

Embodiments provide a system and method for integrating a cognitive system into a call center. The system and method include ingesting, through an instant messaging application, one or more original questions from one or more call center agents; ingesting, through the instant messaging application, one or more answers associated with... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020097

 new patent  System and a cognitive system plug-in answering subject matter expert questions

Embodiments provide a system and method for integrating a cognitive system into a call center. The system and method include ingesting, in real-time through an instant messaging application, one or more questions from one or more call center agents; ingesting, in real-time through the instant messaging application, one or more... International Business Machines Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020331

 new patent  Wearable device detection

A computer-implemented method includes, by a first terminal device among a plurality of terminal devices in a vicinity of a user, receiving a frequency of coexistence from each of one or more second terminal devices among the plurality of terminal devices. The first terminal device and each of the second... International Business Machines Corporation

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