Patents by Inventor Gary David Cudak

Gary David Cudak 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: 11294978
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: identifying an aspect present in media content, wherein the aspect is associated with a user; determining, using a processor, whether the aspect is compatible with user permissions delineated in a user profile associated with the user; and performing, responsive to determining that the aspect of the media content is not compatible with the user permissions, a remedial action. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Gary David Cudak, Nathan J. Peterson, Amy Leigh Rose, Jennifer Lee-Baron, John Scott Crowe
  • Patent number: 11231833
    Abstract: An approach is provided that detects when multiple apps are being displayed on a display screen with each of the apps having any number of user interface controls. A set of user interface controls is identified from the user interface controls being displayed. The identified set of user interface controls have an increased display preference. The identified set of user interface controls are enlarged on the display screen making such controls easier to read and select.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jennifer J. Lee-Baron, Amy Leigh Rose, Nathan J. Peterson, Gary David Cudak, John Scott Crowe
  • Patent number: 11138074
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at an information handling device, an indication of unsaved data; determining, using a processor, whether an identified loss potential for the unsaved data necessitates an adjustment to a backup protocol for the information handling device; and adjusting, responsive to determining that the adjustment is necessitated, the backup protocol. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Gary David Cudak, Ronald F. Ridgeway, Jr., Alexander Verrigni, John Petersen
  • Patent number: 11112852
    Abstract: A system includes storage devices storing data units. Each data unit is stored on one of the storage devices. The system includes a processor, and a non-transitory computer-readable data storage medium storing computer-executable code. The processor executes the code to correlate workloads to the data units with respect to which of the workloads access which of the data units, and when the workloads access the data units. The processor executes the code to when the workloads access the data units and/or and on which of the storage devices the data units are stored, so that at given times the data units stored on a subset of the storage devices are not being accessed by any workload. The processor executes the code to, during each given time, power off the subset of the storage devices storing the data units that are not being accessed by any workload to conserve power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Gary David Cudak, John Scott Crowe, Jennifer J. Lee-Baron, Jason A. Matteson, Nathan J. Peterson, Amy Leigh Rose, Bryan L. Young
  • Patent number: 11088910
    Abstract: A method includes: determining a configuration of one or more networked hardware components; determining a usage level associated with one or more of the networked hardware components; determining a functional category of one or more of the networked hardware components based at least in part on the configuration of the one or more networked hardware components and the usage level associated with the one or more networked hardware components; and one or more of: outputting a suggested configuration of one or more of the networked hardware components based on the determined functional category of the one or more networked hardware components; and configuring of one or more of the networked hardware components based on the determined functional category of the one or more networked hardware components. Corresponding systems and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shareef Fathi Alshinnawi, Gary David Cudak, John Mark Weber, Joseph Francis Herman
  • Publication number: 20210216173
    Abstract: An approach is provided that detects when multiple apps are being displayed on a display screen with each of the apps having any number of user interface controls. A set of user interface controls is identified from the user interface controls being displayed. The identified set of user interface controls have an increased display preference. The identified set of user interface controls are enlarged on the display screen making such controls easier to read and select.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Jennifer J. Lee-Baron, Amy Leigh Rose, Nathan J. Peterson, Gary David Cudak, John Scott Crowe
  • Publication number: 20210097118
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: identifying an aspect present in media content, wherein the aspect is associated with a user; determining, using a processor, whether the aspect is compatible with user permissions delineated in a user profile associated with the user; and performing, responsive to determining that the aspect of the media content is not compatible with the user permissions, a remedial action. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Gary David Cudak, Nathan J. Peterson, Amy Leigh Rose, Jennifer Lee-Baron, John Scott Crowe
  • Patent number: 10965814
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a processor and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to parse content of a message and determine, based on the parsing of content of the message, whether to provide a notification using the device. The instructions are also executable by the processor to provide the notification responsive to a determination, based on the parsing of content of the message, to provide the notification using the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Amy Leigh Rose, Nathan J. Peterson, Jennifer Lee-Baron, Gary David Cudak, John Scott Crowe
  • Patent number: 10819681
    Abstract: Program instructions are executable by a processor to direct content from a content server to local user devices, and filter the content accessible to each local user device, wherein the content accessible to an individual local user device is filtered according to a current privilege level. The processor may also store a base privilege level for each local user device, and store a predetermined environmental condition for temporary escalation of the current privilege level of the individual local user device to a second privilege level. Still further, the processor may receive environmental data from the individual local user device, wherein the environmental data is captured by an input component of the individual local user device, and temporarily escalate the current privilege level of the individual local user device to the second privilege level in response to the environmental data received from the local user device satisfying the predetermined environmental condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Gary David Cudak, Heather Leah Cudak, Nathan J. Peterson, Bryan L. Young, Jennifer J. Lee-Baron, John Scott Crowe, Amy Leigh Rose
  • Publication number: 20200310916
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at an information handling device, an indication of unsaved data; determining, using a processor, whether an identified loss potential for the unsaved data necessitates an adjustment to a backup protocol for the information handling device; and adjusting, responsive to determining that the adjustment is necessitated, the backup protocol. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Gary David Cudak, Ronald F. Ridgeway, JR., Alexander Verrigni, John Petersen
  • Patent number: 10768699
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes at least one processor, a display accessible to the at least one processor, and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage includes instructions executable by the at least one processor to receive input regarding an object at which one person is looking and to present, to another person via the display, a graphical indication regarding the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, Gary David Cudak, John Scott Crowe, Jennifer Lee-Baron
  • Patent number: 10764321
    Abstract: Methods and systems of identifying and remediating at-risk resources in a computing environment are provided. A method includes periodically determining respective infrastructure topologies of a computing environment that changes over time, wherein the determining is performed by a computer system communicating with the computing environment. The method also includes: identifying, by the computer system, an intrusion event in the computing environment; determining, by the computer system, at-risk resources in the computing environment based on the determined intrusion event and a corresponding one of the infrastructure topologies; and performing, by the computer system, remediation action for the at-risk resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD
    Inventors: Fred Allison Bower, III, Gary David Cudak, Ajay Dholakia, William Gavin Holland, Scott Kelso
  • Patent number: 10699014
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for preventing connections to a locked device. A method includes detecting, by a processor, that an information handling device is placed in a locked mode. The information handling device includes one or more communication interfaces that enable communication while the information handling device is placed in the locked mode. The method includes preventing connections to the one or more communication interfaces while the information handling device is in the locked mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Amy Leigh Rose, John Scott Crowe, Gary David Cudak, Jennifer Lee-Baron, Nathan J. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10620967
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and program products are disclosed for context-based program selection. A resource module receives a resource selection. A characteristic module determines at least one characteristic of the resource. The at least one characteristic includes either content within the resource and/or metadata associated with the resource. A program module selects a program to open the resource based on the at least one characteristic of the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore)PTE LTD
    Inventors: Amy Leigh Rose, John Scott Crowe, Gary David Cudak, Jennifer Lee-Baron, Nathan J. Peterson, Bryan Loyd Young
  • Patent number: 10616064
    Abstract: A computer program product includes a computer readable medium having computer readable program instructions configured to cause a processor to: track resource requirements for a workload deployed to a virtual environment; monitor one or more health characteristics of one or more systems of the virtual environment; determine whether one or more soft reservations corresponding to the workload should be created on one or more of the systems of the virtual environment; and in response to determining the one or more soft reservations corresponding to the workload should be created, creating the one or more soft reservations on the one or more of the systems of the virtual environment. The one or more of the systems of the virtual environment on which the one or more soft reservations are created are preferably different systems than the system to which the workload was originally deployed. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Gary David Cudak, Nagananda Chumbalkar, Srihari Venkata Angaluri, Ajay Dholakia
  • Patent number: 10592659
    Abstract: After first installation of an application program on a computing device, the computing devices monitors a behavior of the application program for a period of time and then builds a behavior profile of the application program from the behavior. After the period of time has elapsed, such as specified period of time, the computing device may prevent the application program from deviating from the behavior profile. After the period of time has elapsed, such as when an update or patch to the application program has been applied or installed, the computing device may continue to monitor the behavior of the application program, and in response to determining that the behavior of the application program after the period of time deviates from the behavior profile, perform an action with respect to the application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD
    Inventors: Gary David Cudak, John Scott Crowe, Jennifer J. Lee-Baron, Nathan J. Peterson, Amy Leigh Rose, Bryan L. Young
  • Publication number: 20200081525
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes at least one processor, a display accessible to the at least one processor, and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage includes instructions executable by the at least one processor to receive input regarding an object at which one person is looking and to present, to another person via the display, a graphical indication regarding the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, Gary David Cudak, John Scott Crowe, Jennifer Lee-Baron
  • Patent number: 10552600
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a media storage device, a processor, and logic integrated with and/or executable by the processor. The logic is configured to cause the processor to associate a first subset of storage space on the media storage device with a first group of applications executing on a hardware processor. The logic is also configured to cause the processor to receive a request from an application to access the first subset of storage space on the media storage device. Moreover, the logic is configured to cause the processor to prevent any application other than an application from the first group of applications from accessing the first subset of storage space on the media storage device. Other systems, methods, and computer program products for defending against ransomware attacks on devices and systems using application authority assignment are described according to more embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Michael Petersen, Gary David Cudak, Shareef Fathi Alshinnawi, Ajay Dholakia
  • Publication number: 20200021687
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a processor and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to parse content of a message and determine, based on the parsing of content of the message, whether to provide a notification using the device. The instructions are also executable by the processor to provide the notification responsive to a determination, based on the parsing of content of the message, to provide the notification using the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Amy Leigh Rose, Nathan J. Peterson, Jennifer Lee-Baron, Gary David Cudak, John Scott Crowe
  • Patent number: 10497368
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for transmitting audio to an identified recipient. A method includes detecting, by a processor, audio input at a first information handling device. The audio input is intended for a recipient. The method includes deriving an identity of the intended recipient of the audio input based on the audio input. The method includes transmitting the audio input to a second information handling device that is associated with the intended recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Amy Leigh Rose, John Scott Crowe, Gary David Cudak, Jennifer Lee-Baron, Nathan J. Peterson