Patents by Inventor Alexander Gebhart

Alexander Gebhart 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).

  • Publication number: 20210349851
    Abstract: Embodiments control software hosted by cloud providers and private clouds. Operational data received from the software correlates: •a time, •a user at the time, and •a software component accessed by the user at the time. The operational data relates to resources (e.g., storage, computational, network) that are consumed. Experiential data characterizing a quality of user interaction, is also received. The experiential data may be derived from operational data (e.g., inferred from time lags), or received separately as feedback. Operational data and experiential data are processed according to a ruleset or a neural network. Based upon the result, which optimizes towards costs, experience data (e.g., time lags) or policies (e.g. security constraints), a command causes an actuator to act upon the software. The actuator may trigger movement to a different host (e.g. different cloud provider). The move functionality, if applied to many customers at once, embodies a cloud provider switch service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander Gebhart, Clemens Daeschle
  • Patent number: 9378066
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for sizing an application running on a virtual machine. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include registering, at a monitor, one or more controllers associated with one or more corresponding applications. Configuration information may be received for one or more corresponding applications. Event information may be provided to the one or more controllers to enable the one or more controllers to adjust one or more aspects of the corresponding applications. The event information may represent changes in resources (e.g., at the physical machine hosting the virtual machine and application). The aspects may be adjusted based on the changes. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Alexander Gebhart, Erol Bozak
  • Patent number: 9251483
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for optimizing applications, such as applications included in a business process. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include receiving information representative of one or more interfaces and aspects of each of the interfaces. The interfaces may be adjustable by a business process supervisor. The business process supervisor may adjust one or more aspects of the one or more interfaces. The results of the adjustment may be received and used to determine optimum settings to the one or more interfaces. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Alexander Gebhart, Erol Bozak
  • Patent number: 9141917
    Abstract: Techniques for optimizing an operation environment include receiving, from a first computing system, an optimization task at a second computing system; processing the optimization task in an initial optimization environment to obtain one or more initial optimization results; for each of the one or more initial optimization results, generating an optimization data record that comprises the optimization task, the initial optimization environment, and the initial optimization result; for each of the optimization data records: varying one or more parameters of the initial optimization environment to generate an updated optimization environment; processing the optimization task in the updated optimization environment to obtain an updated optimization result; storing the initial optimization results and updated optimization results in a repository that is part of or communicably coupled to the second computing system; and sorting the stored optimization results to determine one or more best optimization results of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Clemens Daeschle, Alexander Gebhart
  • Patent number: 9086901
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for migrating applications from a physical machine to virtualization technology, such as virtual machines. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include receiving, from an agent, information representative of at least one of an application or an operating system at a processor. An image may be created based on the received information. The image may provide a virtual machine including an application. The created image may be provided to a storage device. A virtualization manager may access the storage device and load the created image to implement a virtual machine including the application. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Alexander Gebhart, Erol Bozak
  • Publication number: 20150121058
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method determines real-time information regarding changes to input data used to run an optimization. The optimization is run using a first computing system to generate a first optimization result within a first time window and the first computing system is configured to run the optimization periodically within subsequent time windows. The method determines when the changes to the input data indicate the optimization should be rerun. When the optimization should be rerun, the method causes a re-running of the optimization after the time window ends using a second computing system different from the first computing system. The re-running of the optimization using the changes and generating a second optimization result before a next time window for the first computing system to periodically run the optimization starts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Alexander Gebhart, Clemens Daeschle
  • Patent number: 8935371
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for controlling the state of components of a system. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include receiving a request to place a system into a state. The system may include one or more components of a distributed computing system. A controller may place, based on a defined structure for the system, the one or more components into the state by sending one or more messages to the one or more components. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Alexander Gebhart, Erol Bozak
  • Patent number: 8930851
    Abstract: A navigator component is displayed including (i) a home icon configured to transition the navigator component to an earlier state, (ii) user-selectable rings that are centered on the home icon and represent sets of the menu views, including a first ring that currently has a visual indication of selection, and (iii) first user-selectable icons that belong to the first ring and are located between the home icon and at least one of the user-selectable rings, each first user-selectable icon configured to cause one of the menu views to be displayed. A user input is received that selects a second ring of the user-selectable rings. An updated navigator component is displayed, (i) including second user-selectable icons that belong to the second ring, instead of the first user-selectable icons, and (ii) wherein the second ring currently has, and the first ring currently does not have, the visual indication of selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Alexander Gebhart, Clemens Daeschle
  • Publication number: 20140358604
    Abstract: In some example implementations, there is provided a method. The method may include receiving metadata representative of usage of a component of a system; generating, based on the received metadata and a model, a three-dimensional representation of the usage of the system including at least one of the component and a structure of the component, the model based on a geographic entity; and providing the generated three-dimensional representation as a page for presentation. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: ALEXANDER GEBHART, Clemens Daeschle
  • Patent number: 8887158
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for transitioning one or more aspect of a dynamic cluster of computers to one or more virtual machines. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include receiving a selection representing a node of a cluster selected for cloning. An indication may be provided to the node to prepare for cloning. The indication may be provided by accessing an interface at the node. When the selection is received and the node is prepared for cloning, the cloning of the node may be initiated. In some implementations, the node comprises a virtual machine including an application. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Alexander Gebhart, Erol Bozak
  • Patent number: 8826060
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for using a relative timestamp to log activity in a distributed computing system. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include receiving a message including a first timestamp representative of when the message is sent at a first processor. A second processor may generate an entry logging receipt of the received message. The second processor may determine a second timestamp representative of a time relative to the first timestamp. The second timestamp may be included as an entry at a log at the second processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Erol Bozak, Alexander Gebhart
  • Patent number: 8762986
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for deploying virtual appliances. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include receiving information representative of one or more requirements of virtual appliances and one or more resources available to host the virtual appliances. A download manager may be used to install the virtual appliances. The installation may be configured based on the received information. The start of the virtual appliances may be initiated based on a dependency description. The dependency description includes a sequence for starting the virtual appliances including the network configuration. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Alexander Gebhart, Erol Bozak
  • Publication number: 20140173607
    Abstract: Techniques for optimizing an operation environment include receiving, from a first computing system, an optimization task at a second computing system; processing the optimization task in an initial optimization environment to obtain one or more initial optimization results; for each of the one or more initial optimization results, generating an optimization data record that comprises the optimization task, the initial optimization environment, and the initial optimization result; for each of the optimization data records: varying one or more parameters of the initial optimization environment to generate an updated optimization environment; processing the optimization task in the updated optimization environment to obtain an updated optimization result; storing the initial optimization results and updated optimization results in a repository that is part of or communicably coupled to the second computing system; and sorting the stored optimization results to determine one or more best optimization results of
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Clemens Daeschle, Alexander Gebhart
  • Publication number: 20140122138
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for optimizing applications, such as applications included in a business process. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include receiving information representative of one or more interfaces and aspects of each of the interfaces. The interfaces may be adjustable by a business process supervisor. The business process supervisor may adjust one or more aspects of the one or more interfaces. The results of the adjustment may be received and used to determine optimum settings to the one or more interfaces. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Alexander Gebhart, Erol Bozak
  • Patent number: 8713556
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for updating virtual appliances. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include receiving, under the control of a first update manager of a first virtual appliance, a second virtual appliance including a second update manager. The second virtual appliance may be received as an update to replace the first virtual appliance. Control of the update may be transferred from the first update manager to the second update manager, when the first update manager receives an indication representing completion of the update. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Erol Bozak, Alexander Gebhart
  • Patent number: 8683459
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for sizing the operating system of a virtual machine. The computer-implemented method includes receiving information representative of an extended application layer and a container, both of which operate at a virtual machine at a host. A determination is made regarding whether one or more aspects of the extended application and the container may be deinstalled by testing at the virtual appliance preconfigured sets of extended application layers and container infrastructure layers, the testing of preconfigured sets performed in order from a smallest preconfigured set having a smallest number of components to a lamest preconfigured set having a lamest number of components. The extended application and the container are implemented without the deinstalled aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Alexander Gebhart, Erol Bozak
  • Patent number: 8635308
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for optimizing applications, such as applications included in a business process. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include receiving information representative of one or more interfaces and aspects of each of the interfaces. The interfaces may be adjustable by a business process supervisor. The business process supervisor may adjust one or more aspects of the one or more interfaces. The results of the adjustment may be received and used to determine optimum settings to the one or more interfaces. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Alexander Gebhart, Erol Bozak
  • Patent number: 8627326
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for quantitative measurements of an application and a computer. In one exemplary embodiment, there is provided a method for determining whether to instantiate an application on one of a plurality of interconnected computers. Moreover, the method includes receiving information regarding the application to be instantiated on the computer; receiving information regarding the computer on which the application is to be instantiated; determining a dual measurement based on the received application information and the received computer information; and determining whether to instantiate the application based on the determined dual measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Alexander Gebhart
  • Patent number: 8479209
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for selecting a processor, such as a hardware provider, for executing a virtual appliance. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include receiving information representative of whether one or more processors are capable of executing at least one of a plurality of virtual appliances. The received information may further including one or more costs to execute the at least one virtual appliance at one of the processors. One of the processors may be selected based on the received information. The selection enables the processor to execute the at least one virtual appliance. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Alexander Gebhart, Erol Bozak
  • Patent number: 8458693
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for transitioning components of a static cluster system to a dynamic cluster system. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include selecting, at a user interface, a static cluster system to transition one or more components of the selected static cluster system to a dynamic cluster system. At least one install agent may be provided to the selected static cluster system. The install agent may be configured to install one or more agents outside of the selected static cluster system. The one or more agents may be configured to move the one or more components from the selected static cluster system to a dynamic cluster system. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Alexander Gebhart, Erol Bozak