Patents by Inventor Bradford O. Brooks

Bradford O. Brooks 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: 10885797
    Abstract: Embodiments for managing drones by one or more processors are described. A condition related to the operation of a drone in a selected area is detected. A set of drone operating parameters associated with the operation of the drone in the selected area is changed based on the detecting of the condition. A signal representative of the changing of the set of drone operating parameters is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradford O. Brooks, Grant D. Miller, Louis S. Sickenius, Srinivas B. Tummalapenta, Robert D. Wilhelm, Hamza Yaswi
  • Patent number: 10697719
    Abstract: A recirculating cooling system includes a coolant sampling line, a deterministic lateral displacement (DLD) microfluidic separation device, a monitoring device, and an alert generation device. The coolant sampling line is in fluid communication with a recirculating coolant line, and the DLD microfluidic separation device receives a coolant sample diverted into the coolant sampling loop from the recirculating coolant line via the coolant sampling line. The DLD microfluidic separation device includes a separation array for separating bacteria into an output channel according to a size threshold. The monitoring device monitors a characteristic property of the coolant sampling loop for comparison to a threshold for bacterial growth in the recirculating cooling system. The alert generation device generates an alert to remediate the bacterial growth in the recirculating cooling system responsive to the characteristic property of the coolant sampling loop satisfying the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jason T. Wertz, Joseph Kuczynski, Bradford O. Brooks, Donald W. Porter, Allan C. Vandeventer
  • Publication number: 20200049435
    Abstract: A recirculating cooling system includes a coolant sampling line, a deterministic lateral displacement (DLD) microfluidic separation device, a monitoring device, and an alert generation device. The coolant sampling line is in fluid communication with a recirculating coolant line, and the DLD microfluidic separation device receives a coolant sample diverted into the coolant sampling loop from the recirculating coolant line via the coolant sampling line. The DLD microfluidic separation device includes a separation array for separating bacteria into an output channel according to a size threshold. The monitoring device monitors a characteristic property of the coolant sampling loop for comparison to a threshold for bacterial growth in the recirculating cooling system. The alert generation device generates an alert to remediate the bacterial growth in the recirculating cooling system responsive to the characteristic property of the coolant sampling loop satisfying the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: JASON T. WERTZ, JOSEPH KUCZYNSKI, BRADFORD O. BROOKS, DONALD W. PORTER, ALLAN C. VANDEVENTER
  • Publication number: 20180299892
    Abstract: Embodiments for managing drones by one or more processors are described. A condition related to the operation of a drone in a selected area is detected. A set of drone operating parameters associated with the operation of the drone in the selected area is changed based on the detecting of the condition. A signal representative of the changing of the set of drone operating parameters is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradford O. BROOKS, Grant D. MILLER, Louis S. SICKENIUS, Srinivas B. TUMMALAPENTA, Robert D. WILHELM, Hamza YASWI
  • Patent number: 9552542
    Abstract: An article of manufacture includes a substrate, a first patterned layer deposited on the substrate in a first region, and a second patterned layer deposited on the substrate in a second region. The first patterned layer encodes first information in first symbols that are detectable by an optical sensor. The second patterned layer encodes second information in second symbols that are detectable by a non-optical sensor. The second information is distinct from the first information and the second region at least partially overlaps the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Bradford O. Brooks, Srinivas Babu Tummalapenta, Jason T. Wertz, Hamza Yaswi
  • Patent number: 9519856
    Abstract: An article of manufacture includes a substrate, a first patterned layer deposited on the substrate in a first region, and a second patterned layer deposited on the substrate in a second region. The first patterned layer encodes first information in first symbols that are detectable by an optical sensor. The second patterned layer encodes second information in second symbols that are detectable by a non-optical sensor. The second information is distinct from the first information and the second region at least partially overlaps the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Bradford O. Brooks, Srinivas Babu Tummalapenta, Jason T. Wertz, Hamza Yaswi
  • Publication number: 20160148089
    Abstract: An article of manufacture includes a substrate, a first patterned layer deposited on the substrate in a first region, and a second patterned layer deposited on the substrate in a second region. The first patterned layer encodes first information in first symbols that are detectable by an optical sensor. The second patterned layer encodes second information in second symbols that are detectable by a non-optical sensor. The second information is distinct from the first information and the second region at least partially overlaps the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Bradford O. Brooks, Srinivas Babu Tummalapenta, Jason T. Wertz, Hamza Yaswi
  • Publication number: 20160148088
    Abstract: An article of manufacture includes a substrate, a first patterned layer deposited on the substrate in a first region, and a second patterned layer deposited on the substrate in a second region. The first patterned layer encodes first information in first symbols that are detectable by an optical sensor. The second patterned layer encodes second information in second symbols that are detectable by a non-optical sensor. The second information is distinct from the first information and the second region at least partially overlaps the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Bradford O. Brooks, Srinivas Babu Tummalapenta, Jason T. Wertz, Hamza Yaswi
  • Publication number: 20140354398
    Abstract: An approach is provided to track a hard asset in a smart safe. In the approach, the hard asset is registered with a computing system that is associated with the smart safe. The registration of the hard asset include storing at least one physical attribute of the hard asset in a computer memory. The approach then monitors the presence of the hard asset in the smart safe. If removal of the hard asset is detected, a predefined security action is performed, such as contacting the owner or security personnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Bradford O. Brooks, Scott W. Pollyea, Srinivas B. Tummalapenta, Ralph E. Wiest, Hamza Yaswi
  • Publication number: 20130006878
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the inventive subject matter are directed to incorporating one or more nanoprocessors to one or more physical structures of one or more components of a product. The product is transportable via a chain of supply. Some embodiments are further directed to configuring the one or more nanoprocessors to store data that describes characteristics of the one or more components, the product, and/or the chain of supply. Some embodiments are further directed configuring the one or more nanoprocessors to transmit one or more signals that contain the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bradford O. Brooks, Alan L. Kohlscheen, Scott W. Pollyea, Srinivas B. Tummalapenta, Hamza Yaswi
  • Publication number: 20130006877
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the inventive subject matter are directed to incorporating a plurality of nanoparticles with a physical structure of an object. The object is transportable via locations associated with a chain of supply. Some embodiments are further directed to writing charges to modifiable portions of the plurality of nanoparticles incorporated with the physical structure of the object. Some embodiments are further directed to configuring the charges on the modifiable portions of the plurality of nanoparticles as data. The data describes one or more characteristics of the object and components of the object. The data is accessible via the locations associated with the chain of supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bradford O. Brooks, Scott W. Pollyea, Srinivas B. Tummalapenta, Hamza Yaswi
  • Patent number: 7978090
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for safely and securely storing materials. A plurality of smart tiles sense traffic and generate traffic data. A network transmits the traffic data from the smart tiles. A computer determines a plurality of normal traffic patterns from the traffic data. In addition, the computer detects an abnormal traffic pattern from the traffic data. The computer activates a security response in response to the abnormal traffic pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bradford O. Brooks, Larry M. Ernst, Joan L. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20100035536
    Abstract: Potentially harmful particulate materials introduced into an airflow drawn into a structure's HVAC system are sensed by sensors provided on an intake fan and protective measures are taken in response to such sensed presence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradford O. Brooks, Joan L. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20090322808
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method includes measuring a first mass of an ink container supported by a printer support device, converting the first mass to a first volume, printing a first print job, measuring a second mass of the ink container after printing the first print job and converting the second mass to a second volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Joan L. Mitchell, Larry M. Ernst, Carl R. Bildstein, Bradford O. Brooks
  • Publication number: 20090273472
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for safely and securely storing materials. A plurality of smart tiles sense traffic and generate traffic data. A network transmits the traffic data from the smart tiles. A computer determines a plurality of normal traffic patterns from the traffic data. In addition, the computer detects an abnormal traffic pattern from the traffic data. The computer activates a security response in response to the abnormal traffic pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Bradford O. Brooks, Larry M. Ernst, Joan L. Mitchell