Patents by Inventor Cary L. Bates

Cary L. Bates 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: 10268218
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a current internal corrosion level at a current time is read from an internal corrosion sensor that is internal to a computer. An internal corrosion difference is calculated between the current internal corrosion level and a previous internal corrosion level. Upon determining that the internal corrosion difference is more than a first threshold amount, a first action is performed that decreases an internal temperature of the computer. In a further embodiment, upon determining that the internal corrosion difference is less than a second threshold amount, a second action is performed that allows the internal temperature of the computer to increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, Justin K. King, Lee Nee Helgeson, Michelle A. Schlicht
  • Patent number: 10169195
    Abstract: A pre-initialized value of contents of a memory location is identified. A load value of contents loaded from the memory location by execution of a first instruction that loads from the memory location is also identified. A comparison is made between the load value and the pre-initialized value. Based on the comparison, a determination is made that the load value and the pre-initialized value are the same. In response to this determination, it is indicated that the first instruction contains an uninitialized memory reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, Lee N. Helgeson, Justin K. King, Michelle A. Schlicht
  • Publication number: 20180365129
    Abstract: In an approach for dynamically instrumenting a program at runtime, a processor identifies a sequence of memory related operations from an instruction stream, wherein the sequence includes at least a first memory related operation and a second memory related operation. A processor instruments the first memory related operation. A processor detects an error at the first memory related operation based on the instrumentation of the first memory related operation. A processor, responsive to detecting the error at the first memory related operation, instruments at least the second memory related operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, John D. Rotramel
  • Patent number: 10114730
    Abstract: In an approach for dynamically instrumenting a program at runtime, a processor identifies a sequence of memory related operations from an instruction stream, wherein the sequence includes at least a first memory related operation and a second memory related operation. A processor instruments the first memory related operation. A processor detects an error at the first memory related operation based on the instrumentation of the first memory related operation. A processor, responsive to detecting the error at the first memory related operation, instruments at least the second memory related operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, John D. Rotramel
  • Patent number: 10108529
    Abstract: In an approach for dynamically instrumenting a program at runtime, a processor identifies a sequence of memory related operations from an instruction stream, wherein the sequence includes at least a first memory related operation and a second memory related operation. A processor instruments the first memory related operation. A processor detects an error at the first memory related operation based on the instrumentation of the first memory related operation. A processor, responsive to detecting the error at the first memory related operation, instruments at least the second memory related operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, John D. Rotramel
  • Patent number: 10042745
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for enhancing an executable is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the method includes instrumenting an executable with additional program code to detect run-time errors, and while running the instrumented executable within a debug environment generating the run-time errors detected by the additional program code, upon reaching a breakpoint, identifying any of the run-time errors which occurred while executing a function in which the breakpoint is located, and transmitting an indication of the identified run-time errors to the debugging environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, Lee Helgeson, Justin K. King, Michelle A. Schlicht
  • Patent number: 10037265
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for enhancing an executable is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the method includes instrumenting an executable with additional program code to detect run-time errors, and while running the instrumented executable within a debug environment generating the run-time errors detected by the additional program code, upon reaching a breakpoint, identifying any of the run-time errors which occurred while executing a function in which the breakpoint is located, and transmitting an indication of the identified run-time errors to the debugging environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, Lee Helgeson, Justin K. King, Michelle A. Schlicht
  • Patent number: 9971670
    Abstract: A pre-initialized value of contents of a memory location is identified. A load value of contents loaded from the memory location by execution of a first instruction that loads from the memory location is also identified. A comparison is made between the load value and the pre-initialized value. Based on the comparison, a determination is made that the load value and the pre-initialized value are the same. In response to this determination, it is indicated that the first instruction contains an uninitialized memory reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, Lee N. Helgeson, Justin K. King, Michelle A. Schlicht
  • Patent number: 9823904
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to maintaining assertions in an integrated development environment (IDE) tool. According to one embodiment, the IDE receives a request to add an assertion at a specified location within source code of an application from a user interacting with an integrated development environment (IDE) tool. The source code is stored in a first file associated with a development project. The IDE tool receives a definition for the assertion and stores the definition for the assertion in a second file associated with the development project. The IDE tool creates an association in the development project between the source code of the application and the assertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, Lee Helgeson, Justin K. King, Michelle A. Schlicht
  • Patent number: 9747082
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to maintaining assertions in source code components of a development project by an integrated development environment (IDE) tool. According to one embodiment, a request is received to build a software application generated from the development project. Based on prior executions of the software application, resource requirements for each of one or more assertions included in the prior executions of the software application are identified. One or more of the assertions based on the identified resource requirements are selectively inserted in the source code components. The source code components of the development project are compiled to build the software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, Lee Helgeson, Justin K. King, Michelle A. Schlicht
  • Patent number: 9740588
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of reducing impact of performance data gathering on execution of instrumented code comprises gathering respective performance data for each of a plurality of routines in the instrumented code over a plurality of execution instances of the instrumented code. The method also comprises determining that the gathered performance data for the at least one selected routine follows an identified pattern for at least one selected routine from the plurality of routines and, in response to determining that the at least one selected routine follows an identified pattern, removing instrumentation associated with the at least one selected routine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, Lee N. Helgeson, Justin K. King, Michelle A. Schlicht
  • Patent number: 9733903
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to maintaining assertions in source code components of a development project by an integrated development environment (IDE) tool. According to one embodiment, a request is received to build a software application generated from the development project. Based on prior executions of the software application, resource requirements for each of one or more assertions included in the prior executions of the software application are identified. One or more of the assertions based on the identified resource requirements are selectively inserted in the source code components. The source code components of the development project are compiled to build the software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, Lee Helgeson, Justin K. King, Michelle A. Schlicht
  • Patent number: 9720657
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to maintaining assertions in an integrated development environment (IDE) tool. According to one embodiment, the IDE receives a request to add an assertion at a specified location within source code of an application from a user interacting with an integrated development environment (IDE) tool. The source code is stored in a first file associated with a development project. The IDE tool receives a definition for the assertion and stores the definition for the assertion in a second file associated with the development project. The IDE tool creates an association in the development project between the source code of the application and the assertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, Lee Helgeson, Justin K. King, Michelle A. Schlicht
  • Patent number: 9703552
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to managing assertions in program source code in an integrated development environment (IDE) tool. According to one embodiment, the IDE tool receives a request to execute an application built from source code of a development project from a user interacting with an integrated development environment (IDE) tool. The IDE tool identifies changes to one or more of the source code of the development project from a previous version of the one or more source code. Based on the changes to the source code, the IDE tool selectively identifies one or more assertions to insert in the source code based on the identified changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, Lee Helgeson, Justin K. King, Michelle A. Schlicht
  • Patent number: 9703553
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to managing assertions in program source code in an integrated development environment (IDE) tool. According to one embodiment, the IDE tool receives a request to execute an application built from source code of a development project from a user interacting with an integrated development environment (IDE) tool. The IDE tool identifies changes to one or more of the source code of the development project from a previous version of the one or more source code. Based on the changes to the source code, the IDE tool selectively identifies one or more assertions to insert in the source code based on the identified changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, Lee Helgeson, Justin K. King, Michelle A. Schlicht
  • Patent number: 9690917
    Abstract: A system and computer implemented method for determining compromised passwords is disclosed. The method may include displaying, in a first set of positions, a set of entry keys of a device. The method may include collecting a first set of tracking data including the first set of positions for entry of a first password. The method may also include displaying the set of entry keys of the device in a second set of positions. The method may also include determining a second password based on the second set of positions and entry of the first password. The method may also include determining whether the second password was entered into the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, Lee N. Helgeson, Justin K. King, Michelle A. Schlicht
  • Patent number: 9684584
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to maintaining assertions in an integrated development environment (IDE) tool. According to one embodiment, while the IDE tool is compiling the source code of a development project, the IDE tool generates at least a first compiler warning. The first compiler warning generally corresponds to at least one line of source code in a first source code component of the development project. A first set of assertions to add to the source code of the development project is determined based on the line of source code that resulted in the first compiler warning. The IDE tool adds the first set of assertions to the source code of the development project. The first set of assertions are compiled as part of the source code of the development project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, Lee Helgeson, Justin K. King, Michelle A. Schlicht
  • Patent number: 9678855
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to maintaining assertions in an integrated development environment (IDE) tool. According to one embodiment, while the IDE tool is compiling the source code of a development project, the IDE tool generates at least a first compiler warning. The first compiler warning generally corresponds to at least one line of source code in a first source code component of the development project. A first set of assertions to add to the source code of the development project is determined based on the line of source code that resulted in the first compiler warning. The IDE tool adds the first set of assertions to the source code of the development project. The first set of assertions are compiled as part of the source code of the development project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, Lee Helgeson, Justin K. King, Michelle A. Schlicht
  • Publication number: 20170139953
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, program products, and systems for locating an unknown location by searching known geographical indicators. Embodiments of the present invention can be used to receive a search query for an unknown location. The search query can comprise one or more symbols denoting geographical indicators representative of the unknown location. Embodiments of the present invention can be used to locate unknown locations by searching for a location that matches the one or more symbols representative of the unknown location and returning results that match the received search query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Francis S. Arokiaraj, Cary L. Bates, Premananda Mohapatra, Sachin M. Nayak, Sreenivasulu Valmeti
  • Patent number: 9639478
    Abstract: A method for controlling access to a memory of a computer system configured with at least one logical partition may include receiving a first request to map a first page of the memory, the request identifying a first requester. A first logical partition associated with the first page may be determined. It may be determined that an attribute of the first logical partition limits access to individual pages of the first logical partition to a single requester, and that the first page is available to be mapped to a requester. The first page may be mapped to the first requester and a flag indicating that the first page is unavailable for an additional mapping may be set. The first request may be from a device driver on behalf of an input/output adapter, as the first requester, to use the first page in a direct memory access transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, Lee N. Helgeson, Justin K. King, Michelle A. Schlicht