Patents Assigned to International Business Machines Corporation
  • Publication number: 20200201989
    Abstract: This disclosure provides an automatic causality tracking system that meets real-time analysis needs. It solves causality tracking for cybersecurity, preferably as three sub-tasks: backward tracking, forward tracking, and path-finding. Given a set of threat indicators, the first sub-task yields the system elements (e.g., entities such as processes, files, network sockets, and the like) that contribute information to a set of threat indicators backward in time. The second sub-task yields system elements forward in time. Given two sets of threat indicators, the third sub-task yields shortest paths between them, e.g., how the two sets of indicators are connected to one another. The system enables efficient multi-point traversal analysis with respect to a set of potential compromise points, and using data from real information flows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaokui Shu, Douglas L. Schales, Marc Philippe Stoecklin
  • Publication number: 20200202247
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes measuring a first number of control qubits in a quantum algorithm, wherein a quantum circuit representation of the quantum algorithm includes a multiple-controlled-NOT gate. In an embodiment, a method includes measuring a second number of ancilla qubits in a quantum computer. In an embodiment, a method includes comparing the first number and the second number to determine an optimum compilation method for a quantum circuit. In an embodiment, a method includes compiling, in response to the comparison determining the second number is greater than one and less than the difference of the first number and 2, a quantum circuit from the quantum algorithm using a hybrid method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shaohan Hu, RUDY RAYMOND HARRY PUTRA, Stephen Wood, Marco Pistoia, Jay M. Gambetta
  • Publication number: 20200202552
    Abstract: Embodiments for managing virtual reality (VR) sessions by one or more processors are described. A condition associated with a user experiencing a VR session is detected. A severity of the condition is determined. The determining of the severity of the condition is performed using a cognitive analysis of a detected situation associated with the condition that will affect the user, notwithstanding whether the detected situation is currently occurring within a vicinity of the user experiencing the VR session. If the severity is above a predetermined threshold, a signal representative thereof is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin G. KEEN, Richard D. JOHNSON, Adam SMYE-RUMSBY, Kimberly G. STARKS
  • Patent number: 10694565
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and associated system. A computing device determines that a mobile application has been downloaded onto a first primary portable communication device of a user, wherein paired devices are the first primary portable communication device paired to a secondary portable communication device. The computing device receives an acknowledgment by the user of a notification enabled by the mobile application, the notification being received by the first primary portable communication device and shared with the secondary portable communication device, wherein the acknowledgment includes device identifications of the paired devices. The computing device stores, into a memory of the computing device and in response to the acknowledgment, the device identifications of the paired devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger, Zachary M. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10694614
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatic targeted illumination based on aggregate illumination from multiple light sources are disclosed. In embodiments, a method includes: determining, by a computing device, a localized area of a defined physical location based on received location information; determining, by the computing device, a desired level of brightness for the localized area; calculating, by the computing device, an illumination level at the localized area based on current illumination levels of lighting devices within the defined physical location and locations of the lighting devices within the defined physical location; generating, by the computing device, instructions to effect a change in one or more of the lighting devices, wherein the change in the one or more lighting devices results in the desired level of brightness for the localized area; and sending, by the computing device, the instructions to at least one controller of the one or more lighting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Victor Povar, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Ahmed Nassar
  • Patent number: 10694335
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes: obtaining location information and motion information of a wireless communication apparatus, and a data set from one or more information sources external to the wireless communication apparatus; and organizing data of the data set for display, where the organizing is based on the location and motion information of the wireless communication apparatus. Methods of other embodiments may also include defining a search radius based on the location information and motion information of the wireless communication apparatus, and the organizing may also include filtering the data set from the one or more information sources to exclude data from information sources outside the defined search radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Si Bin Fan, Zhi Lin Hu, Shi Wen Li, Zheng He Yang
  • Patent number: 10690364
    Abstract: Embodiments for facility management by a processor. Operations are performed to collect and track environmentally-related data of the facility over time. Predictive analytics are applied to the environmentally-related data to generate decisions that are dynamically applied to environmental settings of the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emmanuel Barajas Gonzalez, Shaun E. Harrington, Harry McGregor, Christopher B. Moore
  • Patent number: 10689107
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method comprising receiving a request to release a utility holder detachably mounted to a surface mount. The utility holder maintains a utility payload. A set of rotatable holding brackets is coupled to the surface mount in a pivotable fashion to engage the holding brackets with the utility holder in order to mount the utility holder to the surface mount. The method further comprises, in response to receiving the request, powering on a drone attached to the utility holder, and releasing the utility holder from the surface mount by actuating rotation of the holding brackets to disengage the holding brackets from the utility holder, enabling the drone to transport the utility holder from the surface mount to a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nathalie Baracaldo Angel, Sandeep Gopisetty, Heiko H. Ludwig, David M. Ungar
  • Patent number: 10687760
    Abstract: A wearable patch system includes an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor having electrodes configured to contact a subject. An electronic stethoscope has a diaphragm structure responsive to sounds from the subject. The ECG sensor and the electronic stethoscope are co-located to measure respective parameters concurrently from a same position. A housing is configured to support the diaphragm structure and the electrodes. The housing includes a mechanical interface configured to mount on the subject. A communications circuit is disposed on or in the housing to communicate with a remote component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kang-Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 10687764
    Abstract: Embodiments describing an approach for detecting user biomarker identifier changes based on audio preferences and generating biometric alerts based on the detected biomarker identifier changes. Receiving a user's current audio preferences. Retrieving the user's historic audio preferences and biometric data associated with the user's historic audio preferences. Analyzing the user's current audio preferences based on the user's historic audio preferences and the biometric data associated with the historic audio preferences. Creating a user biometric profile based on analyzing the user's current audio preferences, the user's historic audio preferences and the biometric data associated with the user's historic audio preferences; and outputting the user biometric profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Liam S. Harpur, Lin Sun
  • Patent number: 10694435
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, according to one embodiment, includes: receiving, by the computer, information. The information that is received includes: an expiry time which corresponds to a communication request, and communication resources associated with the communication request. The communication resources further include a channel and/or a spectrum band which correspond to the communication request. The expiry time is packaged with the communication resources by the computer. Furthermore, the packaged expiry time and communication resources is passed, by the computer, to devices which correspond to each of one or more identities associated with the communication request. Other systems, methods, and computer program products are described in additional embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gandhi Sivakumar, Rajan Dilavar Mithani, Sandeep R. Patil, Sasikanth Eda, Abhishek Jain
  • Patent number: 10694331
    Abstract: A mutual navigation route is generated from a first to a second mobile devices, the mutual navigation route defining a route from one of the first and second mobile devices to another of the mobile devices. Responsive to determining that a predetermined threshold distance between the first and second mobile devices is reached, generating a first sensory cue at the first mobile device and a second sensory cue at the second mobile device, the first and second sensory cues being provided in counterpart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Natalie Brooks Powell, Matthew E. Dirks, Leah Michelle Camp, Michael Bender
  • Patent number: 10694644
    Abstract: A method of providing a cooling apparatus for cooling a heat-dissipating component(s) of an electronics enclosure includes: providing a thermal conductor to couple to the heat-dissipating component(s), the thermal conductor including a first conductor portion coupled to the heat-dissipating component, and a second conductor portion to position along an air inlet side of the electronics enclosure, so that in operation, the first conductor portion transfers heat from the component(s) to the second conductor portion; coupling at least one air-cooled heat sink to the second conductor portion to facilitate transfer of heat to airflow ingressing into the enclosure; providing at least one thermoelectric device coupled to the first or second conductor portion to facilitate providing active auxiliary cooling to the thermal conductor; and providing a controller to control operation of the thermoelectric device(s) and to selectively switch operation of the cooling apparatus between active and passive cooling modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., Milnes P. David, Dustin W. Demetriou, Roger R. Schmidt, Robert E. Simons
  • Patent number: 10694366
    Abstract: Various embodiments detecting wireless communication device mobility in a wireless communication network. In one embodiment, one or more Internet Protocol (IP) data packets associated with a wireless communication device are analyzed. The wireless communication device is coupled with the edge entity. A determination is made, based on the analyzing, that the wireless communication device is a newly coupled device at the edge entity. A central entity disposed within the wireless communication network is notified that the wireless communication device is currently coupled to the edge entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dakshi Agrawal, Bongjun Ko, Franck Le, Robert B. Nicholson, Vasileios Pappas, Dinesh Verma
  • Patent number: 10687528
    Abstract: Techniques regarding ionene and/or polyionene compositions with antimicrobial functionalities are provided. For example, one or more embodiments can comprise a chemical compound, which can comprise an ionene unit. The ionene unit can comprise a cation distributed along a degradable backbone. The degradable backbone can comprise a norspermidine structure having a carbonyl group. Also, the ionene unit can have antimicrobial functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Mareva B. Fevre, James L. Hedrick, Nathaniel H. Park, Victoria A. Piunova, Pang Kern Jeremy Tan, Chuan Yang, Yi Yan Yang
  • Patent number: 10687530
    Abstract: Techniques regarding ionene and/or polyionene compositions with antimicrobial functionality and enhanced hydrophilicity are provided. For example, one or more embodiments can regard a chemical compound that can comprise an ionene unit, which can comprise a cation distributed along a degradable backbone. The degradable backbone can comprise a terephthalamide structure. The ionene unit can have antimicrobial functionality. Further, the chemical compound can comprise a hydrophilic functional group covalently bonded to the ionene unit. Also, the chemical compound can have carbohydrate mimetic functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Mareva B. Fevre, James L. Hedrick, Nathaniel H. Park, Victoria A. Piunova, Pang Kern Jeremy Tan, Yi Yan Yang, Mu San Zhang
  • Patent number: 10689580
    Abstract: A flame-retardant vanillin-derived monomer, a process for forming a flame-retardant polymer, and an article of manufacture comprising a material that contains flame-retardant vanillin-derived monomer are disclosed. The flame-retardant vanillin-derived monomer can be synthesized from vanillin obtained from a bio-based source, and can have at least one phosphoryl or phosphonyl moiety with phenyl, allyl, epoxide, or propylene carbonate substituents. The process for forming the flame-retardant polymer can include reacting a vanillin derivative and a flame-retardant phosphorus-based molecule to form the flame-retardant vanillin-derived monomer, and then polymerizing the flame-retardant vanillin-derived monomer. The material in the article of manufacture can be flame-retardant, and contain the flame-retardant vanillin-derived monomer. Examples of materials that can be in the article of manufacture can include resins, plastics, adhesives, polymers, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brandon M. Kobilka, Joseph Kuczynski, Jacob T. Porter, Jason T. Wertz
  • Patent number: 10688867
    Abstract: A vehicular medical assistant configured to access a medical data store of interrelated diagnostic data, medical conditions, and mitigation actions. The vehicular medical assistant detects a medical event based on the medical data store and a set of data associated with the passenger. The set of data associated with the passenger can include biometric data, aural data, visual data, and environmental data. The vehicular medical assistant can implement a mitigation action in response to detecting the medical event. The mitigation action can include interacting with the passenger and/or modifying the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Wilson, Kelley Anders, David B. Lection, Jeremy R. Fox, Mark B. Stevens, Liam S. Harpur, Jonathan Dunne, Maharaj Mukherjee, Jonathan Lenchner
  • Patent number: 10689794
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a method and device that enables automatic selection of settings for ironing one or more pieces of fabric. A digital camera on an ironing device captures an image of a fabric. A wireless communication device on the ironing device communicates the image to a remote computing system for digital image processing to determine a fabric type and to select a set of settings based on the fabric type. The wireless communication device receives the set of settings from the remote computing system. The set of settings are applied to the ironing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Janani Janakiraman, Megan D. Kostick, Dany R. Madden, Meenakshi Sripal
  • Patent number: 10688553
    Abstract: A method of making integrated adsorption and heat exchanger devices for solid sorption refrigeration systems (1). An integrated adsorption and heat exchanger device comprises a solid material having formed therein both a porous adsorption structure, which is pervious to an adsorbate of said system, and a heat exchanger structure, which is impervious to said adsorbate, for heat exchange with the porous adsorption structure in operation of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bruno Michel, Patrick Ruch