Patents by Inventor Alexander John Naylor

Alexander John Naylor 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: 20210141714
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for creating a higher order mutant for mutation testing software is disclosed. The method includes, for each software test of a set of software tests, identifying a respective code path. The method further includes, for each first order mutant of a plurality of first order mutants, associating the first order mutant with the one or more identified code paths it interacts with. The method further includes creating a higher order mutant by combining two or more first order mutants based on the one or more associated code paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Michael Lees, GRACE JANSEN, BHAVNIT PATEL, Alexander John Naylor-Teece
  • Patent number: 11003572
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which the approach captures usage data corresponding to multiple users accessing a codebase that includes multiple code lines. The approach uses the captured usage data to compute a code line usage weighting for at least one of the code lines. The approach also computes a code line test coverage score for at least one code line based on at least one current software test program that tests the codebase. The approach compares the code line usage weighting against the code line test coverage score and flags the code line based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander John Naylor-Teece, Samuel Christopher Smith, Oliver Paul Masters, Andrew James Dunnings
  • Publication number: 20210110812
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for a sound system. Speech recognition is performed on input audio data comprising speech input to a sound system. Speech recognition is additionally performed on at least one instance of output audio data comprising speech reproduced by one or more audio speakers of the sound system. A difference between a result of speech recognition performed on the input audio data and a result of speech recognition performed on an instance of corresponding output audio data is determined. The quality of the reproduced speech is determined as unsatisfactory when the difference is greater than or equal to a threshold. A corrective action may be performed, to improve the quality of the speech reproduced by the sound system, if it is determined that the speech quality of the reproduced sound is unsatisfactory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander John Naylor-Teece, Andrew James Dunnings, Oliver Paul Masters
  • Patent number: 10972548
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for configuring deployment of a distributed system across a plurality of machines of a network. The method may include obtaining network information describing network communication characteristics between a plurality of machines of a network. The method may also include obtaining inter-container communication information describing at least one characteristic of communication between pairs of machines of the plurality of machines for a predetermined time period. The method may also include determining a cost function, the cost function mapping a potential container deployment configuration to an expected communication time, based on the network information and the inter-container communication. The method may also include processing the cost function with an optimization algorithm. The method may also include, in response to the processing, identifying a container deployment configuration having an associated cost that meets a cost requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander John Naylor, Oliver Paul Masters, Samuel Christopher Smith, Andrew James Dunnings
  • Publication number: 20210075866
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for configuring deployment of a distributed system across a plurality of machines of a network. The method may include obtaining network information describing network communication characteristics between a plurality of machines of a network. The method may also include obtaining inter-container communication information describing at least one characteristic of communication between pairs of machines of the plurality of machines for a predetermined time period. The method may also include determining a cost function, the cost function mapping a potential container deployment configuration to an expected communication time, based on the network information and the inter-container communication. The method may also include processing the cost function with an optimization algorithm. The method may also include, in response to the processing, identifying a container deployment configuration having an associated cost that meets a cost requirement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander John Naylor, Oliver Paul Masters, Samuel Christopher Smith, Andrew James Dunnings
  • Publication number: 20210073109
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which the approach captures usage data corresponding to multiple users accessing a codebase that includes multiple code lines. The approach uses the captured usage data to compute a code line usage weighting for at least one of the code lines. The approach also computes a code line test coverage score for at least one code line based on at least one current software test program that tests the codebase. The approach compares the code line usage weighting against the code line test coverage score and flags the code line based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander John Naylor-Teece, Samuel Christopher Smith, Oliver Paul Masters, Andrew James Dunnings
  • Publication number: 20210072965
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for deploying a plurality of microservices across a service infrastructure having a plurality of resources is provided. The present invention may include determining at least one dependency of the plurality of microservices. The present invention may include for each resource of the plurality of resources, determining an outage distribution descriptive of an availability of the resource with respect to time. The present invention may include based on the outage distribution associated with each resource and the at least one dependency of the plurality of microservices, determining a deployment configuration of the plurality of microservices across the resources of the service infrastructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Oliver Paul Masters, Alexander John Naylor, Samuel Christopher Smith, Andrew James Dunnings
  • Publication number: 20200374356
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for reducing the display of duplicate push notifications in a device having a plurality of applications is provided. A first one of the plurality of applications is identified as a preferred one of the plurality of applications from which push notifications are to be displayed on the device. The focus of each of the duplicate push notifications is determined. A determination is made as to whether the focus of a first push notification received from the first one of the plurality of applications is the same as the focus of a second push notification received from a second one of the plurality of applications. Responsive to the focus of the first push notification being the same as the focus of the second push notifications, only the first push notification is displayed on the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Alvaro Antonio Bejar, Joseph Alexander Cass, Samuel Stephen Walker, Alexander John Naylor
  • Patent number: 10789791
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for using strain gauges to detect a state of a lock. The strain gauges may be disposed within a key or a key head sub-system. The key bank system may include receiving a first signal, comparing the first signal with first or second signatures, and determining state change of a lock when the first signal matches the first or second signal within a first or second threshold. The key bank system may include receiving a current state of the lock, where the state of the lock is the first state, and changing the current state of the lock to a second state, where the second state is opposite the first state. The current state of the lock may be displayed on a communication device and may be stored in a memory of a communication device or a memory of a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander John Naylor, Samuel Smith, Oliver Masters, Aaron Tomor Robert Gashi
  • Patent number: 10788947
    Abstract: Navigation between input elements of a graphical user interface (GUI) using a pointing device to control an interaction with the GUI. The method includes: activating a mode of operation between discrete input elements in the GUI; snapping the cursor to a first input element, wherein the movement of the cursor is then restricted to the first input element and input to the input element is receivable via user interaction with the pointing device; detecting a movement of the pointing device representing an intended movement from the first input element to another input element, including obtaining an angle of the movement; selecting a most likely intended input element as the target of the movement by evaluating positions of other input elements in a current user display of the GUI and comparing the angle of the movement with the positions of the other input elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Stephen Walker, Zoe Gathercole, Joseph Alexander Cass, Alvaro Antonio Bejar, Alexander John Naylor
  • Publication number: 20200160634
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for using strain gauges to detect a state of a lock. The strain gauges may be disposed within a key or a key head sub-system. The key bank system may include receiving a first signal, comparing the first signal with first or second signatures, and determining state change of a lock when the first signal matches the first or second signal within a first or second threshold. The key bank system may include receiving a current state of the lock, where the state of the lock is the first state, and changing the current state of the lock to a second state, where the second state is opposite the first state. The current state of the lock may be displayed on a communication device and may be stored in a memory of a communication device or a memory of a server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander John Naylor, Samuel Smith, Oliver Masters, Aaron Tomor Robert Gashi