Patents by Inventor Francisco J. Alanis

Francisco J. Alanis 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: 20180348866
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for virtually rendering a portion of a three-dimensional (3D) object to a user via a tactile display. The mechanism receives a selection of the 3D object to be virtually rendered to a user. The mechanism identifies a subset of cells of a plurality of cells that form the tactile display required to virtually render a portion of the 3D object that will be virtually contacted by the tactile display. The mechanism selectively controls a fluid flow to the subset of cells that form the tactile display to render a sensation associated with the portion of the 3D object on skin of the user wearing the tactile display, wherein the fluid flow to each cell the subset of cells is provided via one or more electrostatic accelerator pumps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Francisco J. Alanis, Edgar Cantu, Maria D. Garza, Carlos F. Gomez
  • Publication number: 20180262907
    Abstract: A mobile device is used to access internet connected devices such as IoT devices. The mobile device's location tracking features are used to supplement traditional authentication methods with geolocation metadata to allow access of the mobile device to the internet connected devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Francisco J. Alanis, Edgar O. Cantu, Maria deLourdes Garza, Carlos F. Gomez
  • Publication number: 20180189084
    Abstract: A method and technique for data flow affinity for heterogeneous virtual machines includes disabling large receive offload (LRO) processing of data by a physical adapter. First and second logical partitions are connected to a shared virtual adapter where the first logical partition has a maximum receive unit (MRU) different than a MRU of the second logical partition. Responsive to receiving data by the shared virtual adapter destined for the first or second logical partitions, transmission control protocol (TCP) segmentation offload processing of the data is performed by the shared virtual adapter utilizing the MRU of the first logical partition as the transmission unit for data destined for the first logical partition and utilizing the MRU of the second logical partition as the transmission unit for data destined for the second logical partition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Francisco J. Alanis, Omar Cardona, Shaival J. Chokshi
  • Publication number: 20180096631
    Abstract: Systems and methods for braille reading using a fingerprint scanner and varying vibration frequencies are disclosed. A method includes: obtaining, by a computer device, data defining a braille cell; identifying, by the computer device, one of six predefined areas of a fingerprint based on the one of the six predefined areas being centered on a fingerprint sensor; determining, by the computer device, a state of a braille dot of the braille cell that corresponds to the one of the six predefined areas of the fingerprint; and generating, by the computer device, one of a first type of vibration and a second type of vibration based on the determined state of the braille dot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Francisco J. Alanis, Edgar O. Cantu, Maria deLourdes Garza, Carlos F. Gomez
  • Patent number: 9910687
    Abstract: A method and technique for data flow affinity for heterogeneous virtual machines includes: connecting first and second logical partitions to a shared virtual adapter, the first logical partition having a maximum receive unit (MRU) different than a MRU of the second logical partition; responsive to receiving data by the shared virtual adapter destined for the first or second logical partitions, performing transmission control protocol (TCP) segmentation offload processing of the data by the shared virtual adapter utilizing the MRU of the first logical partition as the transmission unit for data destined for the first logical partition and utilizing the MRU of the second logical partition as the transmission unit for data destined for the second logical partition; and disabling large receive offload (LRO) processing of data by a physical adapter if either of the first or second logical partitions does not support LRO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francisco J. Alanis, Omar Cardona, Shaival J. Chokshi
  • Publication number: 20150339153
    Abstract: A method and technique for data flow affinity for heterogeneous virtual machines includes: connecting first and second logical partitions to a shared virtual adapter, the first logical partition having a maximum receive unit (MRU) different than a MRU of the second logical partition; responsive to receiving data by the shared virtual adapter destined for the first or second logical partitions, performing transmission control protocol (TCP) segmentation offload processing of the data by the shared virtual adapter utilizing the MRU of the first logical partition as the transmission unit for data destined for the first logical partition and utilizing the MRU of the second logical partition as the transmission unit for data destined for the second logical partition; and disabling large receive offload (LRO) processing of data by a physical adapter if either of the first or second logical partitions does not support LRO.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Francisco J. Alanis, Omar Cardona, Shaival J. Chokshi
  • Patent number: 9110694
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a method and technique for data flow affinity for heterogeneous virtual machines is disclosed. The method includes: connecting first and second logical partitions to a shared virtual adapter, the first logical partition having a maximum receive unit (MRU) different than a MRU of the second logical partition; and responsive to receiving data by the shared virtual adapter destined for the first or second logical partitions, performing transmission control protocol (TCP) segmentation offload processing of the data by the shared virtual adapter utilizing the MRU of the first logical partition as the transmission unit for data destined for the first logical partition and utilizing the MRU of the second logical partition as the transmission unit for data destined for the second logical partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francisco J. Alanis, Omar Cardona, Shaival J. Chokshi
  • Patent number: 9086900
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure a system and technique for data flow affinity for heterogeneous virtual machines includes a hypervisor operable to manage a virtualized environment comprising first and second logical partitions, the first logical partition having a maximum receive unit (MRU) different than a MRU of the second logical partition. The system also includes a virtual input/output server (VIOS) having a shared virtual adapter connected to the first and second logical partitions. The shared virtual adapter is configured to, responsive to receiving data destined for the first or second logical partitions, perform transmission control protocol (TCP) segmentation offload processing of the data utilizing the MRU of the first logical partition as the transmission unit for data destined for the first logical partition and utilizing the MRU of the second logical partition as the transmission unit for data destined for the second logical partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francisco J. Alanis, Omar Cardona, Shaival J. Chokshi
  • Patent number: 8996743
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided, in a data processing system, for generating a snapshot of a remote direct memory access (RDMA) resource. The mechanisms receive, from an Input/Output (IO) adapter associated with the data processing system, an error event notification and store, in response to the error event notification, a snapshot of a RDMA resource associated with the error event notification. The mechanisms tear down the RDMA resource in response to the error even notification and free memory associated with the RDMA resource in response to tearing down the RDMA resource. The snapshot stores contents of the RDMA resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Francisco J. Alanis, Omar Cardona, Pedro V. Torres, Michael P. Vageline
  • Patent number: 8996741
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided, in a data processing system, for generating a snapshot of a remote direct memory access (RDMA) resource. The mechanisms receive, from an Input/Output (IO) adapter associated with the data processing system, an error event notification and store, in response to the error event notification, a snapshot of a RDMA resource associated with the error event notification. The mechanisms tear down the RDMA resource in response to the error even notification and free memory associated with the RDMA resource in response to tearing down the RDMA resource. The snapshot stores contents of the RDMA resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machiness Corporation
    Inventors: Francisco J. Alanis, Omar Cardona, Pedro V. Torres, Michael P. Vageline
  • Publication number: 20150088829
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided, in a data processing system, for generating a snapshot of a remote direct memory access (RDMA) resource. The mechanisms receive, from an Input/Output (IO) adapter associated with the data processing system, an error event notification and store, in response to the error event notification, a snapshot of a RDMA resource associated with the error event notification. The mechanisms tear down the RDMA resource in response to the error even notification and free memory associated with the RDMA resource in response to tearing down the RDMA resource. The snapshot stores contents of the RDMA resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Francisco J. Alanis, Omar Cardona, Pedro V. Torres, Michael P. Vageline
  • Publication number: 20150089011
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided, in a data processing system, for generating a snapshot of a remote direct memory access (RDMA) resource. The mechanisms receive, from an Input/Output (IO) adapter associated with the data processing system, an error event notification and store, in response to the error event notification, a snapshot of a RDMA resource associated with the error event notification. The mechanisms tear down the RDMA resource in response to the error even notification and free memory associated with the RDMA resource in response to tearing down the RDMA resource. The snapshot stores contents of the RDMA resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Francisco J. Alanis, Omar Cardona, Pedro V. Torres, Michael P. Vageline
  • Patent number: 8930923
    Abstract: A computer creates an extended compiled code from original source code and generated debugging extension source code. The computer receives an original source code, compiles the original source code into an original compiled code including debugging information, and generates a debugging extension source code based on the debugging information included in the original compiled code. The computer inserts the debugging extension source code into the original source code to produce an extended source code, and compiles the extended source code into an extended compiled code. The debugging information includes one or more of a debugging symbol, symbolic data, a strings table, a strings list, or a cross reference between the original source code and the original compiled code. The debugging extension source code can be inserted into the original source code in a plurality of locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Francisco J. Alanis
  • Publication number: 20140181786
    Abstract: A computer creates an extended compiled code from original source code and generated debugging extension source code. The computer receives an original source code, compiles the original source code into an original compiled code including debugging information, and generates a debugging extension source code based on the debugging information included in the original compiled code. The computer inserts the debugging extension source code into the original source code to produce an extended source code, and compiles the extended source code into an extended compiled code. The debugging information includes one or more of a debugging symbol, symbolic data, a strings table, a strings list, or a cross reference between the original source code and the original compiled code. The debugging extension source code can be inserted into the original source code in a plurality of locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Francisco J. Alanis
  • Publication number: 20140157267
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a method and technique for data flow affinity for heterogeneous virtual machines is disclosed. The method includes: connecting first and second logical partitions to a shared virtual adapter, the first logical partition having a maximum receive unit (MRU) different than a MRU of the second logical partition; and responsive to receiving data by the shared virtual adapter destined for the first or second logical partitions, performing transmission control protocol (TCP) segmentation offload processing of the data by the shared virtual adapter utilizing the MRU of the first logical partition as the transmission unit for data destined for the first logical partition and utilizing the MRU of the second logical partition as the transmission unit for data destined for the second logical partition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francisco J. Alanis, Omar Cardona, Shaival J. Chokshi
  • Publication number: 20140157265
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure a system and technique for data flow affinity for heterogeneous virtual machines includes a hypervisor operable to manage a virtualized environment comprising first and second logical partitions, the first logical partition having a maximum receive unit (MRU) different than a MRU of the second logical partition. The system also includes a virtual input/output server (VIOS) having a shared virtual adapter connected to the first and second logical partitions. The shared virtual adapter is configured to, responsive to receiving data destined for the first or second logical partitions, perform transmission control protocol (TCP) segmentation offload processing of the data utilizing the MRU of the first logical partition as the transmission unit for data destined for the first logical partition and utilizing the MRU of the second logical partition as the transmission unit for data destined for the second logical partition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francisco J. Alanis, Omar Cardona, Shaival J. Chokshi
  • Patent number: 8723915
    Abstract: An audio/video communication system displays the status of participants in a video chat session. The system includes multiple video chat capable (VCC) information handling systems (IHSs) that display video images of the participants. In this manner, each user may see the user's own video image as well as the video images of other users in the video chat session. When a user speaks, that user's VCC IHS detects audio, thus designating a speaker participant. This user's VCC IHS includes a gaze direction detector that determines at which particular user video image the user gazes, thus determining a target participant. The VCC IHS sends speaker participant ID information and target participant ID information to other VCC IHSs in the video chat session. In response, the other VCC IHSs display an indicator that designates one user video image as the speaker participant and another user video image as the target participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Luis A Garcia, Jose Luis Lopez, Jorge A Rasillo, Francisco J Alanis, Maria Garza, Edward O Cantu
  • Patent number: 8717406
    Abstract: An audio/video communication method displays the status of participants in a video chat session. The method employs multiple video chat capable (VCC) information handling systems (IHSs) that display video images of the participants. In this manner, each user may see the user's own video image as well as the video images of other users in the video chat session. When a user speaks, that user's VCC IHS detects audio, thus designating a speaker participant. This user's VCC IHS includes a gaze direction detector that determines at which particular user video image the user gazes, thus determining a target participant. The VCC IHS sends speaker participant ID information and target participant ID information to other VCC IHSs in the video chat session. In response, the other VCC IHSs display an indicator that designates one user video image as the speaker participant and another user video image as the target participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Luis A. Garcia, Jose Luis Lopez, Jorge A. Rasillo, Francisco J. Alanis, Maria Garza, Edgar O. Cantu
  • Publication number: 20120206554
    Abstract: An audio/video communication method displays the status of participants in a video chat session. The method employs multiple video chat capable (VCC) information handling systems (IHSs) that display video images of the participants. In this manner, each user may see the user's own video image as well as the video images of other users in the video chat session. When a user speaks, that user's VCC IHS detects audio, thus designating a speaker participant. This user's VCC IHS includes a gaze direction detector that determines at which particular user video image the user gazes, thus determining a target participant. The VCC IHS sends speaker participant ID information and target participant ID information to other VCC IHSs in the video chat session. In response, the other VCC IHSs display an indicator that designates one user video image as the speaker participant and another user video image as the target participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Luis A. Garcia, Jose Luis Lopez, Jorge A. Rasillo, Francisco J. Alanis, Maria Garza, Edgar O. Cantu
  • Publication number: 20110267422
    Abstract: An audio/video communication system displays the status of participants in a video chat session. The system includes multiple video chat capable (VCC) information handling systems (IHSs) that display video images of the participants. In this manner, each user may see the user's own video image as well as the video images of other users in the video chat session. When a user speaks, that user's VCC IHS detects audio, thus designating a speaker participant. This user's VCC IHS includes a gaze direction detector that determines at which particular user video image the user gazes, thus determining a target participant. The VCC IHS sends speaker participant ID information and target participant ID information to other VCC IHSs in the video chat session. In response, the other VCC IHSs display an indicator that designates one user video image as the speaker participant and another user video image as the target participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Luis A. Garcia, Jose Luis Lopez, Jorge A. Rasillo, Francisco J. Alanis, Maria Garza, Edward O. Cantu