Patents by Inventor Dirk Beyer

Dirk Beyer 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: 20050228850
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus is disclosed for allocating resources to applications. Available resources of a networked computing system may be determined. For each application, required resources of the application may be determined. An assigned subset of the available resources for each application is determined as a function of the required resources of the application and the available resources. The function reduces communication delays between resources of the subset of the available resources in conformance with bandwidth capacity requirements of the application and in conformance with network bandwidth limitations. The applications may then be associated with the assigned subsets of resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Xiaoyun Zhu, Ciprianos Santos, Julie Drew, Dirk Beyer, Sharad Singhal
  • Publication number: 20050102398
    Abstract: A system and method employing an allocation process for determining the number of server machines at each tier of a multiple tiered server system. The allocation process evaluates the number of server machines at each tier sufficient to achieve an average response time of a transaction request to be processed by the server system in response to changes in the average number of transaction requests. The allocation process also identifies shadow pricing enabling analysis of the cost associated with incremental changes in the average response time or other critical system resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Inventors: Alex Zhang, Cipriano Santos, Dirk Beyer, Hsiu-Khuem Tang
  • Publication number: 20050102547
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method of designing a storage system begins with a step of assigning decision variables to a range of candidate storage systems. Each of the decision variables identifies a single candidate storage system. The method concludes with a step of employing the decision variables in a mathematical program to determine which of the candidate storage systems meets availability and reliability criteria and incurs a near minimal projected cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Inventors: Kimberly Keeton, John Wilkes, Cipriano Santos, Dirk Beyer, Jeffrey Chase, Arif Merchant
  • Publication number: 20050096866
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting an interesting event in a data stream. More specifically, a monitoring system is configured to monitor a data stream and establish a sensitivity parameter based on sequences generated from values in a first portion of the data stream. A detector may be trained using the sensitivity parameter to detect the occurrence of an interesting event in the data stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Inventors: Jerry Shan, Evan Kirshenbaum, Henri Suermondt, Dirk Beyer, Chao Chen
  • Publication number: 20050071134
    Abstract: In one embodiment of a computer implemented method of determining placement of components in a rack, a rack height, a set of components to be placed in the rack, and a height are provided for each of the components. A placement of the components in the rack is determined according to constraints. The placement of the components is then evaluated according to an objective. The constraints may comprise a rack height constraint, a single placement constraint, and a non-overlapping constraint. The rack height constraint ensures that placement of a particular component does not result in a top height of the particular component exceeding the rack height. The single placement constraint ensures that each component is placed once and only once. The non-overlapping constraint ensures that each slot in the rack is occupied by no more than a single component. The method may further comprise providing a weight and a weight distribution for each component in the set of components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Inventors: Troy Shahoumian, Dirk Beyer, Alex Zhang
  • Publication number: 20050066239
    Abstract: A configuration method includes selecting a design configuration, and modeling the solution configuration having a failure event for the selected solution configuration to determine an amount of down time associated with the failure event. A first penalty cost function is applied the amount of down time to determine a first penalty cost associated with the failure event of the selected solution configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Inventors: Kimberly Keeton, John Wilkes, Cipriano Santos, Dirk Beyer, Arif Merchant, Jeffrey Chase
  • Publication number: 20050015319
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for automatic contract monitoring. An electronic version of a contract comprising at least one term and at least one penalty is received. Information relevant to enforcement of contract is monitored. A transaction related to the contract is received. Using the information, it is automatically determined whether the transaction is compliant with the contract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Inventors: Kemal Guler, Dirk Beyer, Cipriano Santos
  • Publication number: 20040153331
    Abstract: A method for extracting an implied value of a component associated with a plurality of product packages is disclosed. One embodiment of the method includes receiving data associated with a plurality of product packages. It is noted that the data comprises product package price data associated with the plurality of product packages. The data is processed utilizing a mathematical optimization to produce first output data. The first output data is processed with a statistical regression to produce second output data. The second output data includes an estimated value and its standard error of a component associated with the plurality of product packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Alex X. Zhang, Dirk Beyer, Kemal Guler, Hsiu-Khuern Tang
  • Publication number: 20030187773
    Abstract: A virtual marketplace employing automated agents. Buyer agents and seller agents interface via a market-clearing agent to using a common vocabulary by which the clearing agent can negotiate matches between buyers' and sellers' offers represented respectively by the buyer agent and seller agent modeled for a transaction. Mathematical modeling and problem solver technology is employed for each of the agents such that negotiations over a bid-offer transaction can be automatically solved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventors: Cipriano A. Santos, Kemal Guler, Dirk Beyer
  • Patent number: 6600162
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for exposing a substrate (1) equipped with an n-layer photoresist system (2), an electrically conductive connection being created between a ground potential and the substrate (1) and/or at least one of the layers S1 through Sn of the photoresist system (2). The invention furthermore concerns an arrangement for carrying out said method. According to the present invention, what is achieved in a single process step is that by way of spring elements E1 through E4, a contact tip K1 is advanced as far as the layer S1, a contact tip K2 is advanced through the layer S1 as far as the layer S2, a contact tip K3 is advanced through the layer S1 and S2 as far as the layer S3, and so forth. The electrical charges from the layer S1 are dissipated to the ground potential via the contact tip K1, the charges from the layer S2 via the contact tip K2, etc., and/or and from the substrate (1) via a contact tip K4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Leica Microsystems Lithography GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Hahmann, Dirk Beyer, Dorothee Krauhs, Thomas Elster
  • Publication number: 20030033190
    Abstract: A method for predicting whether an on-line shopper is converted into becoming a purchaser of an item based on promotions offered by an on-line vendor. A set of data including customer profile information corresponding to a plurality of on-line shoppers; customer log information corresponding to the plurality of on-line shoppers; product information corresponding to a plurality of products offered for sale by the on-line vendor; and promotion attributes corresponding to the plurality of products are stored in a database. Next, a model which simulates shopping behavior as a function of the customer profile information, customer log information, product information, and promotion attributes is constructed. This model is partially based on the traditional logistical regression theory and partially on the maximum utility theories. Thereby, the data corresponding to a new on-line shopper is input to the model which then compute a percentage likelihood that the shopper is converted into becoming a purchaser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2001
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Jerold Shan, Dirk Beyer
  • Publication number: 20020161622
    Abstract: A method for generating a demand estimate for a product includes gathering a set of auction data which is relevant to the product, removing from the auction data all but a highest bid from each unique bidder in the auction data, and correcting a bias in the auction data caused by a set of characteristics of an auction from which the auction data is obtained. In one embodiment, the auction data is obtained from an on-line auction which is characterized by bidders not necessarily knowing the start time of the auction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventors: Alex Xin Zhang, Dirk Beyer, Julie Ann Ward, Tongwei Liu
  • Publication number: 20020143665
    Abstract: A method of managing product end of life over an end of life horizon includes the step of selecting an objective of either maximizing gross profit or minimizing writeoff costs for a selected plurality of products being discontinued. The products may have parts in common. A subset of all possible combinations of product demand levels is selected. Each combination is associated with a probability. A procurement plan that optimizes the selected objective is generated based on the selected subset of demand levels given a non-zero pre-existing inventory of at least some parts of the selected products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventors: Cipriano A. Santos, Fereydoon Safai, Dirk Beyer, Shailendra Jain