Patents by Inventor Christopher J. Poole

Christopher J. Poole 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: 20190288967
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for lossy data compression is provided. The method may also include determining a length and a plurality of bounding characters associated with each data item within the data message. The method may further include encoding each data item within the data message by replacing each data item with the determined length and the determined plurality of bounding characters. The method may also include transmitting the data message to a recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Hamish C. Hunt, Nicholas K. Lincoln, Christopher J. Poole, Mark A. Woolley
  • Patent number: 10361980
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for lossy data compression is provided. The method may also include determining a length and a plurality of bounding characters associated with each data item within the data message. The method may further include encoding each data item within the data message by replacing each data item with the determined length and the determined plurality of bounding characters. The method may also include transmitting the data message to a recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hamish C. Hunt, Nicholas K. Lincoln, Christopher J. Poole, Mark A. Woolley
  • Patent number: 10360771
    Abstract: Controlling transmission of an alert to a user of a device providing audio. An event which is identified as an alert is detected, and it is determined that the alert is a notifiable alert. A movement sensor associated with the user is monitored during a time period after detection of the notifiable alert. During the time period, it is determined whether movement of the sensor has deviated from a prior pattern of movement. A deviation indicates a user response to the alert. An action to alert the user is taken if the movement of the sensor during the time period has not deviated from the prior pattern of movement indicating that the user has not responded to the original alert. There is no such action if the movement of the sensor has deviated from the prior pattern of movement indicating a user response to the alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hamish C. Hunt, Nicholas K. Lincoln, Christopher J. Poole, Mark A. Woolley
  • Patent number: 10338745
    Abstract: Method and system are provided for management of a touchscreen interface of a device. The method includes monitoring touchscreen interface function by logging data relating to user interaction with locations of the touchscreen interface. The logged data is then analyzed to identify one or more areas of the touchscreen interface which are inactive. The remaining active areas of the touchscreen interface are modeled to form a modified interface. An original touchscreen interface is then mapped to the modified interface resulting in only use of the remaining active areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fiona M. Crowther, Geza Geleji, Christopher J. Poole, Martin A. Ross, Craig H. Stirling, Ian T. Stirling
  • Publication number: 20190196656
    Abstract: Method and system are provided for management of a touchscreen interface of a device. The method includes monitoring touchscreen interface function by logging data relating to user interaction with locations of the touchscreen interface. The logged data is then analyzed to identify one or more areas of the touchscreen interface which are inactive. The remaining active areas of the touchscreen interface are modeled to form a modified touchscreen interface. An original touchscreen interface is then mapped to the modified touchscreen interface resulting in only use of the remaining active areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Fiona M. Crowther, Geza Geleji, Christopher J. Poole, Martin A. Ross, Craig H. Stirling, Ian T. Stirling
  • Publication number: 20190179724
    Abstract: Method and system are provided for providing elapsed time indications for source code in a development environment. The method includes: defining blocks of source code to be timed during source code execution; monitoring defined blocks of source code during execution to determine an elapsed time for the execution of the defined block of source code; recording the elapsed time for a defined block of source code; and providing an elapsed time indication for the defined block of source code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Cox, Daniel P. Craggs, Christopher J. Poole
  • Patent number: 10318141
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes a display. The display is for displaying a document, including a plurality of document parts. The method includes an image capture device. The method categorizes each of the plurality of document parts based on a content of each of the plurality of document parts. The method captures images of a user using the image capture device. The method determines a plurality of reading speeds for each of the plurality of document parts. The plurality of reading speeds based on the images of the user for each of the plurality of document parts. The scrolling speed for each of the plurality of document parts is based on the plurality of reading speeds and the content for each of the plurality of document parts. The method scrolls the document via the display based on the plurality of scrolling speeds for each of the plurality of document parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fiona M. Crowther, Geza Geleji, Christopher J. Poole, Martin A. Ross, Craig H. Stirling
  • Patent number: 10289295
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes a display. The display is for displaying a document, including a plurality of document parts. The method includes an image capture device. The method categorizes each of the plurality of document parts based on a content of each of the plurality of document parts. The method captures images of a user using the image capture device. The method determines a plurality of reading speeds for each of the plurality of document parts. The plurality of reading speeds based on the images of the user for each of the plurality of document parts. The scrolling speed for each of the plurality of document parts is based on the plurality of reading speeds and the content for each of the plurality of document parts. The method scrolls the document via the display based on the plurality of scrolling speeds for each of the plurality of document parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fiona M. Crowther, Geza Geleji, Christopher J. Poole, Martin A. Ross, Craig H. Stirling
  • Publication number: 20190108054
    Abstract: Controlling asynchronous tasks in a transaction system. A request to start an asynchronous child task is obtained, and a resource status of the system is determined. It is determined whether to suspend a parent task associated with the asynchronous child task or to execute the asynchronous child task based on the determined resource status of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher J. Baker, Pradeep Gohil, Jenny Jing He, Julian Horn, Christopher J. Poole
  • Publication number: 20190108053
    Abstract: Controlling asynchronous tasks in a transaction system. A request to start an asynchronous child task is obtained, and a resource status of the system is determined. It is determined whether to suspend a parent task associated with the asynchronous child task or to execute the asynchronous child task based on the determined resource status of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher J. Baker, Pradeep Gohil, Jenny Jing He, Julian Horn, Christopher J. Poole
  • Patent number: 10254957
    Abstract: A method is provided for deforming one or more touch screen activation targets associated with respective representations of items displayed on a display of a touch screen device. The method includes: displaying one or more representations corresponding to each of the one or more items displayed on a display of a touch screen device; providing, for each displayed representation, an activation target defining boundaries within which a touch input is processed as corresponding to selection of the corresponding item; receiving information indicating the orientation or movement of the touch screen device; and responsive to the received orientation or movement information, deforming the activation target of the item with respect to the representation of the item. The items may be a plurality of keys forming a virtual keyboard; and each of the representations may be one of the plurality of keys on the display of the touch screen device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fiona M. Crowther, Geza Geleji, Christopher J. Poole, Martin A. Ross, Craig H. Stirling
  • Patent number: 10235224
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to techniques for processing messages at an enterprise service bus in a distributed computing system. An example method generally includes receiving, at an enterprise service bus, a first message. The enterprise service bus uses a preprocessing agent to identify a message fragment, compute a hash value of the message fragment, and using the hash value as a key, to receive an existing parse tree from a cache. A parsing agent generates a message parse tree representing the first message, where the message parse tree incorporates the existing parse tree to represent the message fragment portion of the first message. A transforming agent generates a second message from the message parse tree where the second message has different format from the first message, the transforming agent transmits the second message to a receiving system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fiona M. Crowther, Geza Geleji, Christopher J. Poole, Martin A. Ross, Craig H. Stirling
  • Patent number: 10229582
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product and computer system for detecting a device. The embodiment may include a computing device that determines a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) of a beacon of a second device. The computing device may determine a first location of the first device. The computing device may determine whether the UUID of the beacon of the second device matches a UUID in a list of UUIDs, where each UUID in the list of UUIDs corresponds to a beacon associated with a device. The computing device may transmitting the UUID of the beacon of the second device and the first location to a third device, based on determining the UUID of the beacon of the second device matches an entry in the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Cox, Daniel P. Craggs, Christopher J. Poole
  • Publication number: 20190069144
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling a second mobile device in response to a first mobile device having no connection to a telephony service. In response to receiving a first control signal including the first unique identifier and from the telephony service, the first unique identifier is used to identify the first group. The data is targeted to the first mobile device. In response to the first mobile device not being connected to the broker service apparatus and the second mobile device being connected to the broker service apparatus, a second control signal, which includes the identifier of the first mobile device, is issued to the second mobile device in order to forward the data to the second mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Hamish C. Hunt, Nicholas K. Lincoln, Christopher J. Poole, Mark A. Woolley
  • Patent number: 10216605
    Abstract: Method and system are provided for providing elapsed time indications for source code in a development environment. The method includes: defining blocks of source code to be timed during source code execution; monitoring defined blocks of source code during execution to determine an elapsed time for the execution of the defined block of source code; recording the elapsed time for a defined block of source code; and providing an elapsed time indication for the defined block of source code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Cox, Daniel P. Craggs, Christopher J. Poole
  • Patent number: 10171962
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling a second mobile device in response to a first mobile device having no connection to a telephony service. A first unique identifier is assigned to the first group by a broker service apparatus that is a computer apparatus. The telephony service is notified of the first unique identifier. In response to receiving a first control signal including the first unique identifier and from the telephony service, the first unique identifier is used to identify the first group. The data is targeted to the first mobile device. In response to the first mobile device not being connected to the broker service apparatus and the second mobile device being connected to the broker service apparatus, a second control signal, which includes the identifier of the first mobile device, is issued to the second mobile device in order to forward the data to the second mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hamish C. Hunt, Nicholas K. Lincoln, Christopher J. Poole, Mark A. Woolley
  • Publication number: 20180337689
    Abstract: Batch compression management of messages. A message being sent to a batch for transmission is intercepted. The message is assigned to a batch pool, in which multiple batch pools are provided as sub-sets of the batch. The assigning of the message to the batch pool is based on a similarity of properties of the message with other messages and determined by looking up the properties in a batch pool mapping database. The message is added to the batch pool or a new batch pool is created for the message. A batch pool of messages is compressed using a dictionary of the properties common to at least some of the messages in the batch pool. The compressed batch pools are transmitted over an input/output channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Fiona M. CROWTHER, Geza GELEJI, Christopher J. POOLE, Martin A. ROSS, Craig H. STIRLING
  • Patent number: 10084740
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for processing messages for retrieval from a message queuing system. The method may be carried out at a message sending component, and may include: receiving requests from multiple clients, where a request includes at least one required record; forming a union of requests, such that a common record of multiple requests is handled once; providing the common record with an associated reference count of requests requiring the record, and associated metadata listing the client requests in the record; sending a record response to a queuing system when processed including the reference count and the metadata listing the client requests; determining when all records in a request have been sent; and notifying a client that the request can be retrieved from the message queuing system, including a response list indicating to the client the identifier of the requested records retained at the message queuing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fiona M. Crowther, Geza Geleji, Christopher J. Poole, Martin A. Ross, Craig H. Stirling
  • Patent number: 10068456
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product and computer system for detecting a device. The embodiment may include a computing device that determines a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) of a beacon of a second device. The computing device may determine a first location of the first device. The computing device may determine whether the UUID of the beacon of the second device matches a UUID in a list of UUIDs, where each UUID in the list of UUIDs corresponds to a beacon associated with a device. The computing device may transmitting the UUID of the beacon of the second device and the first location to a third device, based on determining the UUID of the beacon of the second device matches an entry in the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Cox, Daniel P. Craggs, Christopher J. Poole
  • Patent number: 10056918
    Abstract: Batch compression management of messages. A message being sent to a batch for transmission is intercepted. The message is assigned to a batch pool, in which multiple batch pools are provided as sub-sets of the batch. The assigning of the message to the batch pool is based on a similarity of properties of the message with other messages and determined by looking up the properties in a batch pool mapping database. The message is added to the batch pool or a new batch pool is created for the message. A batch pool of messages is compressed using a dictionary of the properties common to at least some of the messages in the batch pool. The compressed batch pools are transmitted over an input/output channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fiona M. Crowther, Geza Geleji, Christopher J. Poole, Martin A. Ross, Craig H. Stirling