Patents by Inventor Abdul Allam

Abdul Allam has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9892377
    Abstract: Provided herein are approaches to re-factor, rationalize, and prioritize a service model, and to assess service exposure in the service model. At least one approach provides: determining a granularity of a service of the service model; re-factoring and refining a service portfolio and a hierarchy of the service model; adapting a Service Litmus Test (SLT) and service exposure scope to the service model; applying at least one Service Litmus Test (SLT) to the service model; and verifying, with each affected stakeholder associated with the service model, that the service model achieves business and technical needs based on the results of the SLTs, which include tests to make exposure decisions, including whether to expose the service or not expose the service, wherein the service represent business capabilities and are placed in the hierarchy of the service model which represents the granularity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Abdul Allam, Ali P. Arsanjani, Shuvanker Ghosh, Kerrie L. Holley
  • Publication number: 20170088426
    Abstract: Water soluble graphene oxide nanoparticles (GO) are provided having graphene sheets containing carboxylic and hydroxyl groups. The diameter of the GO when present in a closed form ranges from about 40 nm to 120 nm. Eco-friendly methods are provided for producing the GO. Methods for reversible encapsulation of a molecule within water soluble carbon nanoparticles (wsCNP) including the GO nanoparticles are provided that allow for delivery of the wsCNP loaded with therapeutic and/or imaging agents to a subject in need by releasing the therapeutic/imaging agent upon an increase in pH above about 7.2. The wsCNP have been shown to cross the blood brain barrier in a mouse model of vascular dementia, and methods are provided for delivering the wsCNP loaded with a therapeutic and/or imaging molecule to the brain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Sabyasachi Sarkar, Arsheen Allam, Afreen Allam, Abdul Allam
  • Publication number: 20160117621
    Abstract: Provided herein are approaches to re-factor, rationalize, and prioritize a service model, and to assess service exposure in the service model. At least one approach provides: determining a granularity of a service of the service model; re-factoring and refining a service portfolio and a hierarchy of the service model; adapting a Service Litmus Test (SLT) and service exposure scope to the service model; applying at least one Service Litmus Test (SLT) to the service model; and verifying, with each affected stakeholder associated with the service model, that the service model achieves business and technical needs based on the results of the SLTs, which include tests to make exposure decisions, including whether to expose the service or not expose the service, wherein the service represent business capabilities and are placed in the hierarchy of the service model which represents the granularity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Abdul Allam, Ali P. Arsanjani, Shuvanker Ghosh, Kerrie L. Holley
  • Patent number: 9292810
    Abstract: Provided herein are approaches to re-factor, rationalize, and prioritize a service model, and to assess service exposure in the service model. At least one approach provides: determining a granularity of one or more services of the service model; re-factoring and refining a service portfolio and a hierarchy of the service model; adapting a Service Litmus Test (SLT) and service exposure scope to the service model; applying Service Litmus Tests (SLTs) to the service model; and verifying, with each affected stakeholder associated with the service model, that the service model achieves business and technical needs based on the results of the SLTs, which include tests to make exposure decisions, including whether to expose the service or not expose the service, wherein the service represent business capabilities and are placed in the hierarchy of the service model which represents the granularity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Abdul Allam, Ali P. Arsanjani, Shuvanker Ghosh, Kerrie L. Holley
  • Patent number: 9213579
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for improving software component placement on software execution platforms are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A computer determines whether a code corresponding to the software component includes business process logic. The computer determines a granularity level of the code. The granularity level of the code is a categorization of the code according to whether a number of external references in the code exceed a threshold value. The computer, responsive to determining the granularity level of the code, recommends placement of a first portion of the code on a first platform in the set of software execution platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Abdul Allam, Larry Dennis Steck, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8949819
    Abstract: A method of dynamically offering upgraded services in a network comprising functions, the method comprising a computer performing the steps of: applying a similar functionality analysis on the functions of a network; retrieving the plurality of functions stored by the similar functionality analysis from the repository, and creating a pivot table; categorizing the functions within the pivot table; filtering the pivot table by a functional area of the pivot table; recreating the pivot table based on the functional area; and differentiating the exposable functions within the pivot table from non-exposable functions by attributes of the functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Abdul Allam, Jaime M. Gonzalez Lojero, Jesus Godinez Ramirez, Francisco R. Huizar Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8943463
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for representing and configuring flexible and extensible presentation patterns based on fine-grained architectural building blocks (ABBs). The techniques include defining ABBs, modeling the ABBs in a uniform manner, and creating at least one template using the ABBs, wherein the at least one template includes at least one of pre-configured static characteristics and user-specified service characteristics. In an embodiment of the invention, an exemplary method for designing and managing fine-grained ABBs can include identifying ABBs to compose an architecture for facilitating presentation and interaction between consumers and other elements in a solution, analyzing the ABBs to monitor computing resources used by individual ABBs, selecting a number of running instances of the ABBs based on (i) requests of a pertinent entity and (ii) available resources, and managing life-cycles of ABBs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Liang-Jie Zhang, Abdul Allam, Jia Zhang
  • Patent number: 8935664
    Abstract: A technique and associated mechanism that guides the user through a set of questions relating to operation rules used in the design of Service Oriented Architecture Systems (SOAs). The questions are related to key aspects of a solution—security, maintenance frequency, usage demand/performance and complexity. Preferably, the questions are yes-or-no questions. Based on the answers provided, an appropriate path will be selected categorize into an appropriate category. The category of the rule will require, or at least suggest, the SOA component into which the rule will be implemented when it is implemented by the SOA designer. the technique is technology specific agnostic and helps in selecting an appropriate tool/platform in a standard and consistent manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Abdul Allam, Jaime Macbeth Gonzalez Lojero, Rafael Arriaga Lara
  • Publication number: 20140304677
    Abstract: Provided herein are approaches to re-factor, rationalize, and prioritize a service model, and to assess service exposure in the service model. At least one approach provides: determining a granularity of one or more services of the service model; re-factoring and refining a service portfolio and a hierarchy of the service model; adapting a Service Litmus Test (SLT) and service exposure scope to the service model; applying Service Litmus Tests (SLTs) to the service model; and verifying, with each affected stakeholder associated with the service model, that the service model achieves business and technical needs based on the results of the SLTs, which include tests to make exposure decisions, including whether to expose the service or not expose the service, wherein the service represent business capabilities and are placed in the hierarchy of the service model which represents the granularity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Abdul Allam, Ali P. Arsanjani, Shuvanker Ghosh, Kerrie L. Holley
  • Publication number: 20140257915
    Abstract: Modeling a governance process of optimizing a portfolio of services in a governed SOA and generating, in dependence upon the modeled governance process, one or more automation modules, each automation module including a module of computer program instructions that supports performance of one or more steps of the modeled governance process, where the modeled governance process includes determining whether a collection of service artifacts matches one or more service artifacts stored in a service registry; if no service artifacts stored in the service registry match the collection of service artifacts, initiating creation of a service in accordance with the collection of service artifacts; if one or more service artifacts stored in the service registry match the collection of service artifacts: selecting, in dependence upon predefined action selection criteria, a service administration action to perform; obtaining approval of the selected service administration action; and initiating the selected service admini
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: SUBRATA ADHIKARY, ABDUL ALLAM, HARISH BHARTI, WILLIAM A. BROWN
  • Patent number: 8793378
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the present invention classify cloud computing environments based on the abstraction layers that the cloud computing environments span and by combining the re-usable capabilities/logical components from these layers. In a typical embodiment, input (e.g., a set of requirements, a set of preferences, a set of costs parameters, and/or a request for feedback) pertaining to a set of services available in the networked computing environment is received from a requester via a network node. Based on the input, a set of capabilities and a corresponding set of logical components of the networked computing environment are identified. Thereafter, a set of providers capable of providing at least one of the set of services is identified and ranked. The set of logical components is then configured to provide the set of services according to the input, and made available to the requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Abdul Allam, William A. Brown, Raman Harishankar, Siva P. Kantamneni
  • Patent number: 8769483
    Abstract: Modeling a governance process of optimizing a portfolio of services in a governed SOA and generating, in dependence upon the modeled governance process, one or more automation modules, each automation module including a module of computer program instructions that supports performance of one or more steps of the modeled governance process, where the modeled governance process includes determining whether a collection of service artifacts matches one or more service artifacts stored in a service registry; if no service artifacts stored in the service registry match the collection of service artifacts, initiating creation of a service in accordance with the collection of service artifacts; if one or more service artifacts stored in the service registry match the collection of service artifacts: selecting, in dependence upon predefined action selection criteria, a service administration action to perform; obtaining approval of the selected service administration action; and initiating the selected service admini
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Subrata Adhikary, Abdul Allam, Harish Bharti, William A. Brown
  • Patent number: 8739111
    Abstract: The method of the present invention to re-factor, rationalize, and prioritize a service model and to assess service exposure in the service model is illustrated. The service model is reviewed and re-factored and the service portfolio and service hierarchy are refined, exposure decisions are made, and finally the service model and its constituent parts are rationalized based on the re-factoring and exposure decisions. Another technique called Service Litmus Tests (SLTs) is leveraged during service re-factoring and rationalization. SLTs are set of gating criteria to select and filter a set of (candidate) services from the service portfolio for exposure. A Service Exposure Assessment Toolkit (SEAT) is also presented in the present invention. SEAT is a mathematical model to facilitate making exposure decisions for services and prioritizing the services in the service model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Abdul Allam, Ali P. Arsanjani, Shuvanker Ghosh, Kerrie L. Holley
  • Patent number: 8726227
    Abstract: Modeling a governance process of establishing a subscription to a deployed service in a governed Service Oriented Architecture (‘SOA’) and generating, in dependence upon the modeled governance process, one or more automation modules, each automation module comprising a module of computer program instructions that, when executed by a computer processor, supports performance of one or more steps of the modeled governance process, where the modeled governance process includes collecting available service artifacts associated with a deployed service; determining whether the deployed service meets predefined functional requirements; if the deployed service meets the predefined functional requirements, determining whether the deployed service meets predefined non-functional requirements if the deployed service meets the predefined non-functional requirements, creating a subscription request; requesting approval of the subscription request; and if approval is received, creating a subscription to the deployed service
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Subrata Adhikary, Abdul Allam, Harish Bharti, William A. Brown
  • Publication number: 20140089911
    Abstract: A method of dynamically offering upgraded services in a network comprising functions, the method comprising a computer performing the steps of: applying a similar functionality analysis on the functions of a network; retrieving the plurality of functions stored by the similar functionality analysis from the repository, and creating a pivot table; categorizing the functions within the pivot table; filtering the pivot table by a functional area of the pivot table; recreating the pivot table based on the functional area; and differentiating the exposable functions within the pivot table from non-exposable functions by attributes of the functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Abdul Allam, Jaime M. Gonzalez Lojero, Jesus Godinez Ramirez, Francisco R. Huizar Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8660874
    Abstract: In general, the present invention provides a technique for IT estimation modeling of any organization. Although this estimation model is applied to SOA herein, it is not limited to solely estimating SOA activities; the maturity-based estimation modeling can be applied to other areas and disciplines, even beyond the IT industry. The maturity-based model of the present invention also offers executives and project managers a very effective estimating tool to analyze the impact of project variances. Resources do not need to be taken off projects and assigned to perform estimations, as this model acquires knowledge over time and delivers ever more precise estimates with each successive project. Executives and project managers may analyze the effects of additional staff, function changes, or other events to an overall project. Additionally, new projects may be estimated without utilizing current personnel with this adaptive learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Abdul Allam, Kishore Channabasavaiah, Kerrie L. Holley, Pawan Khera, Subhash K. Kothuru, William D. James, Sri Ramanathan, Siljan H. Simpson, Matthew B. Trevathan, Raghu Varadan, Nevenko Zunic
  • Patent number: 8607192
    Abstract: Modeling a governance process of creating a new version of a service in a governed SOA and generating, in dependence upon the modeled governance process, automation modules that include modules of computer program instructions that, when executed by a computer processor, support performance of one or more steps of the modeled governance process and where the modeled governance process includes reviewing requested updates to a deployed service; determining, in dependence upon the requested updates and a specification of a present version of the deployed service, whether a new version of the deployed service is required; if a new version of the deployed service is required, determining whether the present version of the deployed service will be subsumed by the new version; and if the present version of the deployed service will be subsumed by the new version, retiring the present version of the deployed service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Subrata Adhikary, Abdul Allam, Harish Bharti, William A. Brown
  • Publication number: 20130091078
    Abstract: A technique and associated mechanism that guides the user through a set of questions relating to operation rules used in the design of Service Oriented Architecture Systems (SOAs). The questions are related to key aspects of a solution—security, maintenance frequency, usage demand/performance and complexity. Preferably, the questions are yes-or-no questions. Based on the answers provided, an appropriate path will be selected categorize into an appropriate category. The category of the rule will require, or at least suggest, the SOA component into which the rule will be implemented when it is implemented by the SOA designer. the technique is technology specific agnostic and helps in selecting an appropriate tool/platform in a standard and consistent manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Abdul Allam, Jaime Macbeth Gonzalez Lojero, Rafael Arriaga Lara
  • Publication number: 20130080996
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for improving software component placement on software execution platforms are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A computer determines whether a code corresponding to the software component includes business process logic. The computer determines a granularity level of the code. The granularity level of the code is a categorization of the code according to whether a number of external references in the code exceed a threshold value. The computer, responsive to determining the granularity level of the code, recommends placement of a first portion of the code on a first platform in the set of software execution platforms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Abdul Allam, Larry Dennis Steck, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130060945
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the present invention classify cloud computing environments based on the abstraction layers that the cloud computing environments span and by combining the re-usable capabilities/logical components from these layers. In a typical embodiment, input (e.g., a set of requirements, a set of preferences, a set of costs parameters, and/or a request for feedback) pertaining to a set of services available in the networked computing environment is received from a requester via a network node. Based on the input, a set of capabilities and a corresponding set of logical components of the networked computing environment are identified. Thereafter, a set of providers capable of providing at least one of the set of services is identified and ranked. The set of logical components is then configured to provide the set of services according to the input, and made available to the requester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Abdul Allam, William A. Brown, Raman Harishankar, Siva P. Kantamneni