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 new patent  Cable management for enclosures

Provided is a cable retention device to facet attachments and projections onto an enclosure. The device includes an inner and outer planar layer which include an inner and outer cutout respectively. ... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Cable management for enclosures

Provided is a cable retention device to facet attachments and projections onto an enclosure. The device includes an inner and outer planar layer which include an inner and outer cutout respectively. ... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Printed circuit board and methods to enhance reliability

In some embodiments, methods include drilling one or a plurality of pths with any industrial grade drill to fabricate holes with positive etch back, flooding the pths with a dilute solution of an acrylate monomer/oligomer containing an appropriate level of peroxide initiator, polymerizing the acrylate, and then rising the pths with the solvent used in the formulation of the acrylate material. In one embodiment, the printed circuit board may include a substrate comprising a plurality of metal layers separated by a plurality of insulating layers; a plurality of plated through holes formed in the substrate, each plated through hole comprising: recesses formed at each insulating layer, copper lands between the recesses, a polymer coating in each recess, and a metal layer lining the plated through hole.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Manufacturing a product using a soldering process

A system for manufacturing a product includes a mating connector connected to solder pins to provide an electrical conducting path, the solder pins being aligned against solder pads so that each solder pin is thermally and electrically connected to its corresponding solder pad by a solder paste bead. The system also includes a controller to adjust electrical resistive heating of a solder paste bead during a soldering process according to a temperature of the solder paste bead. ... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Optimizing bandwidth of cognitive radios

The present invention provides a computer implemented method, system, and computer program product of optimizing bandwidth of cognitive radios (crs). In an embodiment, the present invention includes monitoring use of channels of digital wireless spectrum by at least one primary user communications device (pu device), resulting in pu activity data describing the use, using a digital wireless spectrum channel with a lowest usage by the at least one pu device as indicated by the pu activity data, detecting when the at least one pu device begins to use at least one digital wireless spectrum channel, calculating tcp connection data describing a plurality of tcp connections in light of tcp connection parameter data, and performing a network congestion-avoidance algorithm using the calculated tcp connection data, resulting in digital wireless transmission characteristics for at least one of the plurality of tcp connections that are optimized for at least one cr device.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Multi-tiered user authentication methods

Aspects of the present invention provide an approach for user authentication during a user session which potentially requires multiple user authentications. A library of authentication methods is provided for preforming the user authentications. ... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  System and methodology for activating geofence from selection list

The disclosure is directed to methods and systems for activating a geofence. These methods and systems include storing a plurality of pre-defined geofences in a database, storing a plurality of geofence activation rules in a database, each activation rule being based on data obtained from at least one member selected from the group consisting of analytics data, calendaring data and on-demand data, enable a geofence activation rule, selecting at least one pre-defined geofence based on the enabled geofence activation rule and activating and deactivating the at least one selected pre-defined geofence based on the enabled a geofence activation rule.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Timed image deletion from a personal electronic device

Methods, systems and computer program products for timed deletion of images from a personal electronic device are provided. Aspects include receiving, by a processing unit of the personal electronic device, an image from a camera of the personal electronic device. ... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Enhancing customer service processing using data analytics and cognitive computing

Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for enhancing a customer service process. Aspects include receiving customer data associated with a customer and creating a customer profile based on the customer data. ... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Enhancing customer service processing using data analytics and cognitive computing

Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for enhancing a customer service process. Aspects include receiving customer data associated with a customer and creating a customer profile based on the customer data. ... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Tracking user activities

In some examples, a system for tracking user activities can include logic to log a plurality of activities corresponding to a user. The logic can also separate the plurality of activities into online activities and offline activities and establish a characteristic corresponding to the offline activities of the user. ... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Merging of a single user's iot sensor data across multiple devices during downtime

Merging data from a plurality of sensors of devices during sensor outages in which the plurality of sensors are all monitoring an identical variable for a user. Over a first period of time, data values output from the plurality of sensors are recorded. ... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Decentralized immutable storage blockchain configuration

A virtual blockchain configuration may provide a distributed structure that uses a distributed hash configuration to reduce the complexity of blockchain transactions. One example method of operation may comprise one or more of storing a subset of blockchain data in a network device, accessing via the network device a virtual copy of a blockchain, accessing a blockchain block via the virtual copy of the blockchain, and writing blockchain transactions to the blockchain block via the network device.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

 new patent  Directing audited data traffic to specific repositories

Data traffic is monitored on a network with data access elements thereof collected and compared to security rules. An audit data collection is sent to a repository responsive to data access elements matching a condition of the security rules, where security rules having the condition designate the audit data collection and repository. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139226

 new patent  Auto-tuning security analysis tool configuration via correlation analysis

A configuration for a security analysis tool is received from a user. The configuration includes two or more configuration items. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139182

 new patent  Passport-controlled firewall

A method, and associated system and computer program product, for modifying rules in a firewall infrastructure are described. A unit of deployment including application code and a signed passport is received at a requestor module on a server. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139170

 new patent  Email quota management system

A computer receives an out of office status a user has indicated on an email application, the email application using a communications network and determines a quota status of the user based on a previous quota usage pattern and a current quota usage pattern, wherein the quota includes an amount of storage spaced allotted to the user. The computer receives a new email to be delivered to the user and assigns a quota status to the new email. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139169

 new patent  Email quota management system

A computer receives an out of office status a user has indicated on an email application, the email application using a communications network and determines a quota status of the user based on a previous quota usage pattern and a current quota usage pattern, wherein the quota includes an amount of storage spaced allotted to the user. The computer receives a new email to be delivered to the user and assigns a quota status to the new email. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139147

 new patent  System, method, and recording medium for queue management in a forwarder

A queue management method, system, and recording medium include a queue examining device configured to examine a reverse flow queue from a forwarder for an acknowledged packet and a dropping device configured to drop a packet in a forward flow queue if the packet in the forward flow queue includes the acknowledged packet in the reverse flow queue.. . ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139121

 new patent  Determining shortcut rules for bypassing waypoint network device(s)

Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The methods include, for instance: obtaining, by one or more processor, metadata of at least one packet of a network stream; and determining, by the one or more processor, a shortcut rule for the network stream to bypass at least one waypoint network, the shortcut rule being determined using the metadata of the at least one packet of the network stream. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139094

 new patent  Managing servers with quality of service assurances

Aspects of an embodiment of the invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for managing the energy efficiency of servers providing multi-class computing services with quality of service (qos) assurance. Computing resources are clustered into at least three groups, where each group has a separate power management policy (pmp). ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139058

 new patent  Using multiple digital identification documents to control information disclosure

A first digital identification document is transmitted from an identification authority to a mobile device of an identified individual. This first digital identification document is digitally signed and includes a set of attributes about the identified individual. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139054

 new patent  Providing computation services with privacy

Techniques are provided for providing a local computation service on client device authorized by a remote service provider while keeping local data private from the remote service provider. In one example, a computer-implemented method comprises transmitting, by a device operatively coupled to a processor, a homomorphic encryption public key and homomorphically encrypted input data to a service provider. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139046

 new patent  End-to-end encryption of a block storage device with protected key

A method for protecting an encryption key for a block storage device is provided. The includes reading from a superblock of the block storage device a secure key, referring to a clear key only accessible by a hardware security module, and a type indicator indicating that the secure key refers to the clear key which is only accessible by the hardware security module. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139043

 new patent  Enforcing multi-use constraints on a blockchain

A blockchain configuration may be used to store a distributed ledger for information security and accessibility. One example method of operation may include one or more of logging an asset in a blockchain, identifying a sub-asset linked to the asset, creating a use constraint for the sub-asset, logging the use constraint associated with the sub-asset, and during an access attempt of the sub-asset, prohibiting access to the sub-asset based on the use constraint.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139037

 new patent  Protecting cryptographic systems from cold boot and other side channel attacks

An electrical signal indicative of an intrusion is detected at an application executing in a cryptographic data processing system. In response to the detection, an instruction is constructed in the application for the cryptographic data processing system. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138820

 new patent  Electric power devices with automatically established input voltage connection configuration

Electric power devices and control methods are provided which automatically select a line voltage or phase voltage of an ac voltage supply. The electric power device includes a switchable circuit, a sensor and a switch control. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138655

 new patent  Wafer scale monolithic integration of lasers, modulators, and other optical components using ald optical coatings

After forming a monolithically integrated device including a laser and a modulator on a semiconductor substrate, an anti-reflection coating layer is formed over the monolithically integrated device and the semiconductor substrate by an atomic layer deposition (ald) process. The anti-reflection coating layer is lithographically patterned so that an anti-reflection coating is only present on exposed surfaces of the modulator. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138609

 new patent  Low resistance, low-inductance power connectors

An electrical connector includes an anode for conducting an electrical supply current from a source to a destination, a cathode for conducting an electrical return current from the destination to the source, and an insulator that prevents electrical conduction between the anode and the cathode. The first and second shapes are such as to provide a conformity of one to the other, with the insulator placed therebetween and having a predetermined relatively thin thickness. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138415

 new patent  Dielectric treatments for carbon nanotube devices

Dielectric treatments for carbon nanotube devices are provided. In one aspect, a method for forming a carbon nanotube-based device is provided. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138401

 new patent  Multivalent oxide cap for analog switching resistive memory

A memory includes a base oxide provided between a first electrode and a second electrode, and a multivalent oxide provided between the first electrode and the second electrode. The multivalent oxide switches between at least two oxidative states.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138296

 new patent  Forming a fin using double trench epitaxy

The present invention relates generally to semiconductor devices and more particularly, to a structure and method of forming a fin using double trench epitaxy. The fin may be composed of a iii-v semiconductor material and may be grown on a silicon, silicon germanium, or germanium substrate. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138286

 new patent  Sloped finfet with methods of forming same

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an integrated circuit (ic) structure, which can include: a semiconductor fin; a gate dielectric positioned above a first region of the semiconductor fin; a spacer positioned above a second region of the semiconductor fin and adjacent to the gate dielectric; and a source/drain region contacting a third region of the semiconductor fin; wherein the first region of the semiconductor fin includes substantially vertical sidewalls, and the third region of the semiconductor fin includes sloped sidewalls.. . ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138277

 new patent  Fabrication of vertical field effect transistor structure with controlled gate length

A method of forming a gate structure, including forming one or more vertical fins on a substrate; forming a bottom spacer on the substrate surface adjacent to the one or more vertical fins; forming a gate structure on at least a portion of the sidewalls of the one or more vertical fins; forming a gauge layer on at least a portion of the bottom spacer, wherein the gauge layer covers at least a portion of the gate structure on the sidewalls of the one or more vertical fins; and removing a portion of the gauge layer on the bottom spacer.. . ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138228

 new patent  Heterogeneous integration using wafer-to-wafer stacking with die size adjustment

A method is provided for three-dimensional wafer scale integration of heterogeneous wafers with unequal die sizes that include a first wafer and a second wafer. The method includes selecting a periodicity for the second wafer to be manufactured that matches the periodicity of the first wafer. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138175

 new patent  Forming gates with varying length using sidewall image transfer

Methods of forming semiconductor devices include forming structures having an inner vertical layer and spacers on sidewalls of the inner vertical layer on a first region and a second region of a gate layer. The inner vertical layer is etched in only the first region to expose inner sidewalls of the spacers in the first region. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138119

 new patent  Dielectric thermal conductor for passivating efuse and metal resistor

A semiconductor device includes a first dielectric layer formed on a second dielectric layer and planar contacts formed in the second dielectric layer. The planar contacts are spaced apart to form a gap therebetween. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138095

 new patent  Porous silicon relaxation medium for dislocation free cmos devices

A method for forming cmos devices includes masking a first portion of a tensile-strained silicon layer of a soi substrate, doping a second portion of the layer outside the first portion and growing an undoped silicon layer on the doped portion and the first portion. The undoped silicon layer becomes tensile-strained. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138093

 new patent  Low resistance source-drain contacts using high temperature silicides

A semiconductor structure and a method for fabricating the same. The semiconductor structure includes at least one semiconductor fin disposed on a substrate. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138091

 new patent  Vertical fets with variable bottom spacer recess

A method of forming a variable spacer in a vertical transistor device includes forming a first source/drain of a first transistor on a substrate; forming a second source/drain of a second transistor on the substrate adjacent to the first source/drain, an isolation region arranged in the substrate between the first source/drain and the second source/drain; depositing a spacer material on the first source/drain; depositing the spacer material on the second source/drain; forming a first channel extending from the first source drain and through the spacer material; forming a second channel extending from the second source/drain and through the spacer material; wherein the spacer material on the first source/drain forms a first spacer and the spacer material on the second source/drain forms a second spacer, the first spacer being different in thickness than the second spacer.. . ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138084

 new patent  Enhanced via fill material and processing for dual damascene integration

A process comprises insulating a porous low k substrate with an organic polymer coating where the polymer does not penetrate or substantially penetrate the pores of the substrate, e.g., pores having a pore diameter of about one nm to about 5 nm, thereby completely or substantially mitigating the potential for capacitance increase of the substrate. The substrate comprises porous microcircuit substrate materials with surface pores optionally opening into subsurface pores. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138073

 new patent  Handler bonding and debonding for semiconductor dies

Various embodiments process semiconductor devices. In one embodiment, a release layer is applied to a handler. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138072

 new patent  Handler bonding and debonding for semiconductor dies

Various embodiments process semiconductor devices. In one embodiment, a release layer is applied to a handler. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137891

 new patent  Segment sequence processing for social computing

In an approach, a processor obtains at least one media file. A processor receives a request to create a segment sequence using the at least one media file, wherein the segment sequence comprises a plurality of segments of the at least one media file. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137886

 new patent  Segmented magnetic recording write head for detection-based servo pattern writing

An apparatus-implemented method according to one embodiment includes passing a magnetic recording tape over a plurality of modules having write transducers, and causing the write transducers to write predefined patterns of magnetic bars on the magnetic recording tape. Associated pairs of the write transducers are aligned along an intended direction of tape travel thereacross. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137882

 new patent  Mass production of multichannel current perpendicular to plane head modules via preferred milling

An apparatus according to one embodiment includes a tape head module having an array of at least eight current perpendicular to plane sensors. None of the sensors has a resistance more than about 10% away from the resistances of its nearest neighbors. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137776

 new patent  Contextual nutrition intake recommendation based on athlete's physical activity

An approach is provided in which an information handling system receives an input data set corresponding to a physical activity of a user and determines a nutrition intake recommendation for the user. In turn, the information handling system provides the nutrition intake recommendation to the user prior to the user completing the physical activity.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137775

 new patent  Evaluating user responses based on bootstrapped knowledge acquisition from a limited knowledge domain

Mechanisms for training a human user to perform an operation and provided. The mechanisms generate a domain specific knowledge base comprising a set of entities and corresponding domain specific attributes and expand the domain specific knowledge base to include values for the domain specific attributes through an automated bootstrap learning process that performs natural language processing and analysis of natural language content using a set of pre-condition annotated action terms, thereby generating an expanded domain specific knowledge base. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137768

 new patent  Virtual academic curriculum configurator

Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for virtual academic curriculum configurator. In some embodiments, data from a plurality of tests for a student may be obtained. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137766

 new patent  Optimizing real-time and planned air-traffic

An optimization model is selected to reduce a number of passengers adversely affected by a delay of an aircraft. A cascade boundary is determined for a length of the delay, which projects the delay at the plurality of airports. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137764

 new patent  Managing flight paths of a soaring aircraft with crowd sourcing

Disclosed is a novel system and method for adjusting a flight path of an aircraft. The method begins with computing a flight path of an aircraft from a starting point to an ending point which incorporates predicted weather effects at different points in space and time. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137737

 new patent  Server computing device lighting for maintenance

A light source unit may be disposed at a first posterior side location of a server computing device. The light source unit may be configured to at least provide lighting to a posterior side of the server computing device via one or more light emitting diodes. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137736

 new patent  Personal radiation dosimeter and alert system

Methods, systems and computer program products for providing alerts to an individual based on their radiation level are provided. Aspects include receiving, by a processor, a radiation level of the individual from a dosimeter. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137604

 new patent  Contextual personalized focus for variable depth of field photographs on social networks

Systems and methods for automatically rendering variable depth of field photographs are disclosed. A method includes: receiving, by a computer device, a photograph; determining, by the computer device, a viewing user to receive the photograph; determining, by the computer device, a contextual personalized focus for the photograph for the viewing user; rendering, by the computer device, a version of the photograph based on the determined contextual personalized focus; and providing, by the computer device, the rendered version of the photograph to the viewing user.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137576

 new patent  Expense compliance checking based on trajectory detection

A method, system, and computer program storage product determine determining a trajectory information type of a receipt submitted by an employee. Trajectory information associated with the receipt submitted by the employee is retrieved based on the trajectory information type. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137507

 new patent  Performing verification on the blockchain for non-blockchain transactions

A blockchain configuration may be used to store a distributed ledger for information security and accessibility. One example method of operation may include one or more of receiving a request to obtain content from a buyer device, transmitting the request to a registered seller device associated with the content, receiving payment confirmation associated with the content on a blockchain, retrieving an encryption key associated with the content from the blockchain, transmitting the encryption key associated with the content to the buyer device, and based on the encryption key, transmitting the content outside the blockchain to the buyer device.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137473

 new patent  Providing a requisite level of service for an electronic meeting

Providing a requisite level of service for an electronic meeting. An embodiment can include receiving a request to schedule a first electronic meeting in a time slot, identifying an electronic meeting system to host the first electronic meeting, identifying a second electronic meeting scheduled to be hosted by the electronic meeting system in the time slot, determining an estimate of resource usage within the electronic meeting system during the time slot at least based on the second electronic meeting being scheduled to be hosted by the electronic meeting system in the time slot, comparing the estimate of resource usage with a threshold value, responsive to determining that the estimate of resource usage exceeds the threshold value, providing the requisite level of service to the first electronic meeting in the time slot by reducing anticipated resource usage of the electronic meeting system by the second electronic meeting.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137472

 new patent  Intelligent meeting manager

Managing a meeting can include analyzing, using a processor, dialog of the meeting to detect a closing indicator in response to determining that a scheduled end time of a meeting currently in progress is approaching. In the event that the closing indicator is not detected within the dialog, determining, using the processor, availability of an attendee of the meeting to continue in the meeting beyond the scheduled end time. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137471

 new patent  Physical location aware calendar system

A method of scheduling appointments based on a location of a user includes identifying a geographic location of a user, receiving, through a processor, a new appointment request for a selected day, determining a location of the new appointment, determining, through the processor, whether an additional appointment exists for a selected time period including the selected day and adjacent days, identifying, through the processor, a location of the additional appointment, determining, through the processor, whether a geographic conflict exists between the location of the new appointment and the location of the additional appointment when receiving the new appointment request, and providing an alert to the user through a user interface if a geographic conflict exists.. . ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137465

 new patent  Smart contract admission check and fault tolerance in a blockchain

A blockchain configuration may be used to store smart contracts. One example method of operation may include one or more of identifying a metric configuration associated with a smart contract stored in a blockchain, logging an event which is part of the metric configuration, determining whether the event supports requirements of the smart contract, determining whether a smart contract policy in the smart contract matches a system policy, and updating the smart contract on the blockchain when the requirements of the smart contract are supported by the event and the smart contract policy matches the system policy.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137448

 new patent  System and method for dynamic ongoing discovery of high potential research problems in an enterprise

The present invention is a system and method for dynamic ongoing discovery of high potential research problems in an enterprise. The system includes a computer processor with a non-transitory memory, a master rapid value generator database, and a research potential tracker computing module. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137433

 new patent  Self-training of question answering system using question profiles

Mechanisms are provided to implement a self-training engine of a question and answer system. The self-training engine pairs an unanswered natural language question with portions of an electronic document to generate an unlabeled data set. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137432

 new patent  Predicting personality traits based on text-speech hybrid data

Techniques for generating a personality trait model are described. According to an example, a system is provided that can generate text data and linguistic data, and apply psycholinguistic data to the text data and the linguistic data, resulting in updated text data and updated linguistic data. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137430

 new patent  Modular array of vertically integrated superconducting qubit devices for scalable quantum computing

A technique relates to an assembly for a quantum computing device. A quantum bus plane includes a first set of recesses. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137429

 new patent  Modular array of vertically integrated superconducting qubit devices for scalable quantum computing

A technique relates to an assembly for a quantum computing device. A quantum bus plane includes a first set of recesses. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137428

 new patent  Routing quantum signals in the microwave domain using time dependent switching

A technique relates to configuring a superconducting router. The superconducting router is operated in a first mode. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137425

 new patent  Real-time analysis of a musical performance using analytics

A method and associated systems for real-time analysis of a musical performance using analytics. A performance-analysis system receives feedback from which may be inferred an audience's reaction to the performance. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137423

 new patent  Predictive analysis with large predictive models

An approach to optimizing predictive model analysis, comprising creating one or more model templates, decomposing a predictive model, wherein model information is extracted from the predictive model, storing the model information in the one or more model templates, creating a plurality of sub-models, associated with the predictive model, using the stored model information, sending the plurality of sub-models to a scoring engine, receiving results based on the plurality of sub-models from the scoring engine and generating predictions based on combining the results received from the scoring engine. The generated predictions can be sent to one or more analytic applications for further processing.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137420

 new patent  Modifying a set of instructions based on bootstrapped knowledge acquisition from a limited knowledge domain

Mechanisms for automatically modifying a set of instructions based on an expanded domain specific knowledge base is provided. The mechanisms generate a domain specific knowledge base comprising a set of entities and corresponding domain specific attributes and expand the domain specific knowledge base to include values for the domain specific attributes through an automated bootstrap learning process that performs natural language processing and analysis of natural language content using a set of pre-condition annotated action terms. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137419

 new patent  Bootstrapping knowledge acquisition from a limited knowledge domain

Mechanisms for bootstrapping knowledge acquisition from a limited knowledge domain are presented. Natural language content is received and a primary and secondary portion of natural language content are identified within the natural language content. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137404

 new patent  Joint learning of local and global features for entity linking via neural networks

A system, method and computer program product for disambiguating one or more entity mentions in one or more documents. The method facilitates the simultaneous linking entity mentions in a document based on convolution neural networks and recurrent neural networks that model both the local and global features for entity linking. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137386

 new patent  Object instance identification using three-dimensional spatial configuration

A system for identifying specific instances of objects in a three-dimensional (3d) scene, comprising: a camera for capturing an image of multiple objects at a site; at least one processor executable to: use a location and orientation of the camera to create a 3d model of the site including multiple instances of objects expected to be in proximity to the camera, and generate multiple candidate clusters each representing a different projection of the 3d model, detect at least two objects in the image, and determine a spatial configuration for each detected object; and match the detected image objects to one of the multiple candidate cluster using the spatial configurations, associate the detected objects with the expected object instances of the matched cluster, and retrieve information of one of the detected objects that is stored with the associated expected object instance; and a head-wearable display configured to display the information.. . ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137306

 new patent  Container update system

A computer implemented method comprising operating a software container, the software container including a blockchain subsystem and a blockchain ledger, generating a blockchain entry by executing a hashing function on a current state of the software container and a last entry in the blockchain ledger, updating the blockchain ledger with the generated blockchain entry, and transmitting the generated blockchain entry to one or more connected software containers.. . ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137303

 new patent  Intercepting sensitive data using hashed candidates

An example system includes a processor to receive hashed sensitive data including attributes, a hashing function, and text classifiers. The processor is to also monitor a user interface and detect an input text or an output text. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137296

 new patent  Providing containers access to container daemon in multi-tenant environment

An example system includes a plurality of containers associated with a plurality of tenants. The plurality of containers are to execute code in isolation for the associated plurality of tenants. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137286

 new patent  Method and apparatus for security testing of application flows that cannot be automated through http replay

Technical solutions are described for testing a computer program product. An example method includes intercepting an instance of a request sent for execution by the computer program product, the request being one from a plurality of requests in a sequential flow. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137279

 new patent  Scan time reduction in application code security scanning

A computer-implemented method for security scanning application code includes executing, via a processor, a full scan of the application code and generating a program intermediate representation (ir) and a list of security findings determined by the full scan. The processor executes an incremental scan of the application code after at least one change to the application code, and identifies at least one changed file in the application code. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137275

 new patent  Malware collusion detection

Embodiments of the invention provide for malware collusion detection in a mobile computing device. In one embodiment, a method for malicious inter-application interaction detection in a mobile computing device includes filtering applications installed in a mobile device to a set of related applications and then monitoring in the mobile device execution of the related applications in the set. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137273

 new patent  Secure debugging in a trustable computing environment

A trusted component commences a debugging session, based on determining that debugging of a virtual machine is to be initiated. The commencing of the debugging session includes generating encryption information to be provided to a client for which debugging is to be performed. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137254

 new patent  Minimizing errors in prescription medication dispensing

Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for minimizing errors in prescription medication dispensing. Aspects include obtaining, by a processor, a prescription of a medication for a patient. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137249

 new patent  Extending medical condition base cartridges based on sme knowledge extensions

Mechanisms are provided for extending a medical condition base cartridge (mcbc) based on user modifications of the mcbc. The mechanisms generate a mcbc for a medical condition at least by performing cognitive processing of natural language content in a corpus to extract patient attributes and treatment information associated with the medical condition. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137222

 new patent  Minimizing uncertainty envelopes in trajectories of evolving ensemble members

A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for minimizing uncertainty envelopes in trajectories of evolving ensemble members. The mechanism generates a trajectory forecast of each member object of an ensemble based on an initial state-space and a model for predicting trajectories of the member objects to generate a plurality of trajectory forecasts. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137196

 new patent  Trustable web searching verification in a blockchain

Providing web search results which are verifiable via the blockchain may offer transparency into valid web pages and their availability when conducting a search. One example method of operation may include performing a plurality of web page interactions by a plurality of network node devices operating on a network, validating existence of valid web pages, detecting invalid web pages based on the plurality of web page interactions, and storing a valid page package with the valid web pages in a blockchain.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137193

 new patent  Efficiently finding potential duplicate values in data

A method, system and computer program product for finding groups of potential duplicates in attribute values. Each attribute value of the attribute values is converted to a respective set of bigrams. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137190

 new patent  Corpus management by automatic categorization into functional domains to support faceted querying

Embodiments can provide a computer implemented method, in a data processing system comprising a processor and a memory comprising instructions which are executed by the processor to cause the processor to implement an enhanced corpus management system, the method comprising: identifying one or more functional domain categories; ingesting one or more incoming documents to form an open-domain corpus; for each functional domain category, identifying one or more representative documents to establish a seed sub-corpus; calculating a degree of fit score between each of the one or more incoming documents and the one or more established functional domain category seed sub-corpora; and assigning one or more of the incoming documents to one or more of the functional domain categories based upon the degree of fit score to create an enhanced corpus.. . ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137189

 new patent  Efficiently finding potential duplicate values in data

A method, system and computer program product for finding groups of potential duplicates in attribute values. Each attribute value of the attribute values is converted to a respective set of bigrams. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137187

 new patent  Copying data changes to a target database

A method, system and computer program product for copying data from a source database to a target database. A first database engine of the source database assigns a data-change-id to each changed row in the source table. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137186

 new patent  Copying data changes to a target database

A method, system and computer program product for copying data from a source database to a target database. A first database engine of the source database assigns a data-change-id to each changed row in the source table. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137178

 new patent  Accessing data and performing a data processing command on the data with a single user input

A single user input can be received from a user in a command entry field of a graphical user interface of a data analytics client. The single user input can specify at least one category of data and at least one data processing command to be performed on the at least one category of data. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137174

 new patent  Container application execution using image metadata

An example system and method includes a processor to receive an image id corresponding to a container image of a container to be run. The processor is to also send the image id to a registry. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137168

 new patent  Continuous caster scheduling with template driven search

Methods and systems for scheduling include forming a search tree. Each node in the search tree represents a scheduling unit formed from a priority queue that includes orders from multiple, mutually compatible sets of orders and wherein each path through the search tree represents a sequence of orders and has an associated priority score. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137165

 new patent  Data consistency in a distributed environment

In an embodiment of the present invention, a request for data in a database is received from a client. A data state service is accessed to determine availability of the data. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137154

 new patent  Assisted problem identification in a computing system

A method, system and computer program product for providing support for identification of the problem root cause in a computing system. Knowledge base mapping monitoring programs with respective to one or more technical problem definitions and a predefined system configuration are provided. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137152

 new patent  Assisted problem identification in a computing system

A method, system and computer program product for providing support for identification of the problem root cause in a computing system. Knowledge base mapping monitoring programs with respective to one or more technical problem definitions and a predefined system configuration are provided. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137151

 new patent  Computing the need for standardization of a set of values

A method, system and computer program product for determining a data standardization score for an attribute of a dataset. A data standardization score is calculated, which reflects whether data quality of attribute values would increase if a standardization rule is applied to the attribute values. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137148

 new patent  Computing the need for standardization of a set of values

A method, system and computer program product for determining a data standardization score for an attribute of a dataset. A data standardization score is calculated, which reflects whether data quality of attribute values would increase if a standardization rule is applied to the attribute values. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137140

 new patent  Recovering from conflicts that emerge from eventually consistent operations

A method begins by detecting an inconsistency between a first version of an object at a first storage target within the dsn and a second version of the object at second storage target of the dsn. The method continues by accessing an operation log of the dsn to identify relevant entries regarding the object. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137137

 new patent  Specialist keywords recommendations in semantic space

Techniques are provided for generating recommended query terms that are specialized to a topic of desired information based on a query associated with a user. In one example, a computer-implemented method comprising selecting, by a system operatively coupled to a processor, a coarse cluster of corpus terms having a defined relatedness to a query associated with a user from a plurality of coarse clusters of corpus terms; and determining, by the system, a plurality of candidate terms from search results associated with the query. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137128

 new patent  Inter-table parallel refresh maximizer

An approach for inter-table parallel refresh in a database management system (dbms). An inter-table refresher receives dbms source and target databases comprising source parent and related source child datasets. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137123

 new patent  Parallel build of non-partitioned join hash tables and non-enforced n:1 join hash tables

A method for creating a compact hash table includes a thread executing using a processor for scanning a subset of keys and values, and for each key, performing a hash operation and inserting hashed keys into a bitmap structure. Cumulative population counts of keys and values are determined within the bitmap. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137114

 new patent  Data migration in a networked computer environment

Data structures stored on a source database are migrated to a destination database in which the data are structured in a different format than that of the source database. Dictionaries are stored that are based on representations of the data structures stored on the source database that are formatted in other than the structural format used on the source database for the data structures. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137112

 new patent  Data migration in a networked computer environment

Data structures stored on a source database are migrated to a destination database in which the data are structured in a different format than that of the source database. Dictionaries are stored that are based on representations of the data structures stored on the source database that are formatted in other than the structural format used on the source database for the data structures. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137108

 new patent  Translation synthesizer for analysis, amplification and remediation of linguistic data across a translation supply chain

Systems and methods for translating a source segment are disclosed. In embodiments, a computer-implemented method for translating a source segment comprises receiving, by a computing device, the source segment in a first language to be translated into a second language; identifying, by the computing device, linguistic markers within the source segment and associated noise values to produce a tagged source segment, wherein the linguistic markers are associated with one or more linguistic patterns likely to introduce noise into a translation channel; transforming, by the computing device, the tagged source segment into an amplified source segment; and sending, by the computing device, the amplified source segment to a machine translation module, wherein the machine translation module is configured to process the amplified source segment to produce a return amplified match in the second language.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137107

 new patent  Facilitating mapping of control policies to regulatory documents

Techniques for mapping policy documents to regulatory documents to check for compliance between the policies and documents are provided. In one example, a computer-implemented method determining, by a system operatively coupled to a processor, an information input, a control framework, and a document from a first group consisting of a regulatory document and a policy document, wherein the information input is a corpora from a second group consisting of a domain corpora and a global corpora. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137102

 new patent  Multilingual idiomatic phrase translation

Embodiments relate to an intelligent computer platform to decipher and translate an analogical phrase. A phrase is translated, yielding a second language phrase. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137099

 new patent  Multilingual analogy detection and resolution

Embodiments relate to an intelligent computer platform to decipher and translate an analogical phrase. A phrase in a source language is parsed into two or more grammatical sub-components, and a category for each parsed grammatical sub-component is identified. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137090

 new patent  Identification of textual similarity

Techniques for determining a similarity between text segments within a document comprising textual references are described. According to an example, a system comprises a memory that stores computer executable components; and a processor that executes the computer executable components stored in the memory. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137089

 new patent  Analyzing document content and generating an appendix

A method for generating an appendix from document content is provided. Included is analyzing a structure of a document to identify at least one logical element in a content of a page of the document; identifying at least one relation within the identified at least one logical element to determine an appendix topic; determining a degree of relevance of the at least one relation identifying the appendix topic; extracting an appendix content from at least one source document, based on determining a relevance of the source document to the appendix topic; and formatting the appendix based on the extracted appendix content.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137080

 new patent  Virtualizing coherent hardware accelerators

An approach to virtualizing a coherent memory hardware accelerator is provided comprising creating a segment table for a client logical partition (lpar), wherein a virtual address space is reserved in the segment table, receiving an input/output (i/o) request to use the coherent memory hardware accelerator, generating an i/o operation associated with the i/o request, wherein the i/o operation is passed to the coherent memory hardware accelerator, receiving a map request from the coherent memory hardware accelerator, creating an entry in the reserved virtual address space in the segment table, creating a hardware page table map request for mapping a memory address associated with the client lpar and returning the reserved virtual address space to the coherent memory hardware accelerator, wherein the coherent memory hardware accelerator has remote direct memory access to memory associated with the client lpar for performing an acceleration of one or more processes.. . ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137066

 new patent  Aggregation handling

A method receives an inbound request to be processed based on multiple outbound service invocations of multiple outbound services. The method accesses expected response times for the inbound request for each of the multiple outbound services. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137064

 new patent  User authentication in a removable media storage system

An authentication mechanism for dynamic self-provisioning of a magnetic tape cartridge library by a plurality of users for community accessed data storage. Authenticating a host computer and/or users of the host computer for accessing and processing data on a magnetic tape cartridge.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137063

 new patent  User authentication in a removable media storage system

An authentication mechanism for dynamic self-provisioning of a magnetic tape cartridge library by a plurality of users for community accessed data storage. Authenticating a host computer and/or users of the host computer for accessing and processing data on a magnetic tape cartridge.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137059

 new patent  Migrating buffer for direct memory access in a computer system

A computer-implemented method for migrating a buffer used for direct memory access (dma) may include receiving a request to perform a dma data transfer between a first partitionable endpoint and a buffer of a first memory in a system having two or more processor chips. Each processor chip may have an associated memory and one or more partitionable endpoints. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137039

 new patent  Embedding profile tests into profile driven feedback generated binaries

Aspects of the present invention include a method, system and computer program product that embeds collected profiling test case information into a binary file of a computer program and subsequently recompiles the program. The method includes a processor specifying one or more test cases to be embedded into a compiled binary file, wherein the one or more test cases relate to at least a portion of a computer program representing a compilation unit; executing the one or more embedded test cases under the computer program; gathering performance data associated with the computer program as the one or more embedded test cases are executed; recompiling the compilation unit based on the performance data; and linking the computer program based on the performance data.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137038

 new patent  White box testing

The source code of a software artifact may be scanned, and a call tree model with leaf nodes may be generated based on the scan. A set of test cases can be executed against the software artifact and log data from the execution can be collected. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137037

 new patent  White box testing

The source code of a software artifact may be scanned, and a call tree model with leaf nodes may be generated based on the scan. A set of test cases can be executed against the software artifact and log data from the execution can be collected. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137034

 new patent  Smart emulator for wearable devices

Input of a video file is received. The video file includes video of a representation of a wearable device. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137029

 new patent  Managing logger source code segments

A computer-implemented method includes identifying a primary code segment, determining a confidence score associated with said primary code segment, and determining whether the confidence score exceeds a confidence threshold. The computer-implemented method further includes responsive to the confidence score exceeding the confidence threshold, determining a logger code segment associated with the primary code segment. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137028

 new patent  Managing logger source code segments

A computer-implemented method includes identifying a primary code segment, determining a confidence score associated with said primary code segment, and determining whether the confidence score exceeds a confidence threshold. The computer-implemented method further includes responsive to the confidence score exceeding the confidence threshold, determining a logger code segment associated with the primary code segment. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137027

 new patent  System and method for predictive performance analysis via dynamic benchmark generation

This invention relates to generating benchmarks without the need for executing the application on a specific benchmarking platform or by testing the application against known inputs and outputs. Instead, the system, in an embodiment, allows for source code comparisons to known systems to predict performance. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137023

 new patent  Controlling an electronic circuit

Disclosed aspects relate to controlling an electronic circuit having multiple units with at least one signal input each. A set of signal resources is determined by tracing back a dependency tree for each unit signal input until an endpoint representing a signal resource is reached. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137017

 new patent  Copying data from multiple point-in-time copies to a log storage to use to roll-back a source storage

Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for copying data from multiple point-in-time copies to a log storage to use to roll-back a source storage managing point-in-time copies of a source storage. A plurality of point-in-time copies of a source storage at different point-in-times are established. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137016

 new patent  Using a forward log storage and backward log storage to recover a storage to a forward or backward point-in-time

Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for using a forward log storage and backward log storage to recover a storage to a forward or backward point-in-time. In response to receiving writes to source data after establishing point-in-time copies, point-in-time data of the source data is copied to a backward log storage storing point-in-time data for multiple of the point-in-time copies. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137012

 new patent  Block level backup of virtual machines for file name level based file search and restoration

A method for backing a computing system includes generating a local history table of filesystem objects that have changed since storing a first backup of the computing system where the local history table includes attributes of the filesystem objects and a set of operations associated with changes to the filesystem objects. The method further includes transferring, from the computing system to a backup server, a second backup of the computing system, where the second backup includes a block level representation of a portion of a data storage medium associated with the computing system. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137009

 new patent  Executing computer instruction including asynchronous operation

Technical solutions are described for executing a computer instruction including an asynchronous operation. An example method includes computing parameters associated with the asynchronous operation, and transmitting a command for executing the asynchronous operation by an external device. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137004

 new patent  Dynamically restoring disks based on array properties

Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for dynamically modifying data scrub rates based on raid analysis. The method includes determining a grouping for an array based on a temperature for the array, a configurable threshold temperature range for the array, and an i/o distribution of the array. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137002

 new patent  Thread based dynamic data collection

Execution of a program in a plurality of threads is monitored. Responsive to identifying an exception triggered by the program execution in a first of the plurality of threads, a data collector can be dynamically created for the exception. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136998

 new patent  Testing a data coherency algorithm

Testing a data coherency algorithm of a multi-processor environment. The testing includes implementing a global time incremented every processor cycle and used for timestamping; implementing a transactional execution flag representing a processor core guaranteeing the atomicity and coherency of the currently executed instructions; implementing a transactional footprint, which keeps the address of each cache line that was used by the processor core; implementing a reference model, which operates on every cache line and keeps a set of timestamps for every cache line; implementing a core observed timestamp representing a global timestamp, which is the oldest construction date of data used before; implementing interface events; and reporting an error whenever a transaction end event is detected and any cache line is found in the transactional footprint with an expiration date that is older than or equal to the core observed time.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136993

 new patent  Recovery of first failure data capture logs

An approach for recovering event logs. The approach detects corruption in an event log. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136986

 new patent  Lock profiling tool to identify code bottlenecks in a storage controller

Provided are techniques for lock profiling tool to identify code bottlenecks. A lock spin duration for a lock is determined. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136985

 new patent  Asset placement management in a shared pool of configurable computing resources

Disclosed aspects relate to asset placement management in a shared pool of configurable computing resources having both a plurality of physical servers and a plurality of physical cooling fans. A set of relationships may be identified with respect to the plurality of physical cooling fans. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136981

 new patent  Workload balancing

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a new approach for workload balancing in a system. A computer-implemented method comprises obtaining a configuration of a system, wherein the configuration includes a connection relationship between components in the system. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136980

 new patent  Provisioning of computing resources for a workload

Provisioning of computing resources for a workload in a networked computing environment. A method receives a set of provisioning requests in a computer data structure of a networked computing environment, wherein the provisioning requests relate to a workload request. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136978

 new patent  System, method, program, and code generation unit

A system for parallel processing tasks by allocating the use of exclusive locks to process critical sections of a task. The system includes storing update information that is updated in response to acquisition and release of an exclusive lock. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136968

 new patent  Locale object management

The present embodiments relate to context-switch based locale object management. More specifically, the embodiments relate to real-time re-loading of a locale object. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136966

 new patent  Dynamic releasing of cache lines

A computer-implemented method includes, in a transactional memory environment, identifying a transaction and identifying one or more cache lines. The cache lines are allocated to the transaction. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136965

 new patent  Additional cost and schedule change prediction due to communication errors

A mechanism is provided for predicting a rework rate due to the communication error in a transfer task. A rework rate value and feedback analysis is determined based on a soundness of a communication provided by a first entity in the transfer task. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136964

 new patent  Agile vm load balancing through micro-checkpointing and multi-architecture emulation

Methods and systems for agile load balancing include detecting an increased load for a first primary virtual machine (vm) on a first node that has a plurality of additional primary vms running on a processor; deactivating one or more of the additional primary vms, reducing said one or more deactivated vms to a secondary state, to free resources at the first node for the first primary vm; and activating secondary vms, located at one or more additional nodes, that correspond to the one or more deactivated vms, raising said secondary vms to a primary state. Activation and deactivation through micro-checkpointing may involve nodes of different cpu architectures during transient periods of peak load.. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136949

 new patent  Path-sensitive contextual help system

Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for a path-sensitive contextual help system. In some embodiments, user actions are obtained from a user session of a user. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136942

 new patent  Identification of bootable devices

A method for managing an initiation of a computing system. In an embodiment, the method includes a computer processor detecting that a first computing system receives a request to initiate a second computing system. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136939

 new patent  Efficient booting system

An approach for efficient booting. The approach loads a firmware into a memory from one or more integrated memories, wherein the one or more integrated memories are flash memories on a motherboard. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136929

 new patent  Content driven automated upgrade of running web applications in on-premise environments

An enterprise web application management system includes a cloud computing network having a webapp database to store webapp code. An on-premise local computing network is remotely located from the cloud computing network. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136922

 new patent  Locale object management

The present embodiments relate to context-switch based locale object management. More specifically, the embodiments relate to real-time re-loading of a locale object. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136919

 new patent  Extensions for deployment patterns

Extension patterns are deployed to core deployment patterns stored in a first software repository. An event relating to registration of a component is detected. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136918

 new patent  Arranging binary code based on call graph partitioning

Mechanisms are provided for arranging binary code to reduce instruction cache conflict misses. These mechanisms generate a call graph of a portion of code. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136916

 new patent  Selecting cobol perform statements for inlining

An approach to selecting statements for inlining in a cobol program involving creating a perform graph (pg), determining whether the pg is a directed acyclic graph (dag), responsive to determining the pg is not a dag, identifying a maximum sub-graph dag corresponding to the pg, computing one or more infeasible paths associated with a control flow graph (cfg), wherein the infeasible paths are induced by perform range calls associated with a plurality of edges corresponding to the pg or the maximum sub-graph dag, ordering the plurality of edges corresponding to the pg or the maximum sub-graph dag in a list, selecting one or more edges, based on traversing the list of the plurality of edges and generating an indicator of the one or more selected edges.. . ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136915

 new patent  Selecting cobol perform statements for inlining

An approach to selecting statements for inlining in a cobol program involving creating a perform graph (pg), determining whether the pg is a directed acyclic graph (dag), responsive to determining the pg is not a dag, identifying a maximum sub-graph dag corresponding to the pg, computing one or more infeasible paths associated with a control flow graph (cfg), wherein the infeasible paths are induced by perform range calls associated with a plurality of edges corresponding to the pg or the maximum sub-graph dag, ordering the plurality of edges corresponding to the pg or the maximum sub-graph dag in a list, selecting one or more edges, based on traversing the list of the plurality of edges and generating an indicator of the one or more selected edges.. . ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136908

 new patent  System, method, and recording medium for validating computer documentation

A computer-implemented computer documentation validation method, the method comprising; translating a natural language of a computer software documentation into a machine instruction, the machine instruction including a back pointer indicating the location in the computer software documentation from which the machine instruction is translated; executing the translated machine instruction on a software product configured for the computer software documentation; and highlighting a location in the computer software documentation where an error occurs during the executing the translated machine instruction.. . ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136905

 new patent  First-in-first-out buffer

Disclosed aspects relate to a first-in-first-out (fifo) buffer. The fifo buffer may include an input interface to receive a set of data payloads. ... International Business Machines Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136874

 new patent  Extent migration in multi-tier storage systems

Migrating data in a tiered storage system. The tiered storage system includes an upper tier with at least one storage device and a lower tier with at least one storage device. ... International Business Machines Corporation








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