Patents by Inventor Giuseppe Ciano

Giuseppe Ciano 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: 10963236
    Abstract: A method for creating a software image of a software application. During an installation of the software application on a computing machine, one or more changes of the computing machine occurring during the installation of the software application are detected. The one or more changes include one or more artifacts being added to the computing machine and one or more updates being applied to the computing machine. The software image is created by copying the one or more artifacts from the computing machine to a virtual disk and by adding activation procedures and activation information obtained from the activation procedures to the virtual disk. The activation procedures and activation information were determined according to the updates. The activation procedures are configured to apply the updates when running the activation procedures according to the activation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mauro Arcese, Giuseppe Ciano, Claudio Marinelli, Luigi Pichetti
  • Patent number: 10936695
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for distributing online content (e.g., news articles, blog posts, and the like) to a social media provider at a point in time determined based on topic maturity. One or more metrics are obtained from each of a plurality of social media providers. The metrics relate to a topic associated with a document for publishing on the social media providers. A measure is determined for each of the social media providers. The measure indicates when to publish the document on the social media provider based on the metrics associated with that provider. Upon determining that the measure exceeds a threshold for at least one of the social media providers, the document is published to the social media provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cristina Bonanni, Giuseppe Ciano, Gianluca Della Corte, Antonio Di Cocco, Alessandro Donatelli, Filomena Ferrara, Giuseppe Longobardi, Antonio Sgro'
  • Publication number: 20210056153
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide for obtaining, by a computing device, query data from a query submitted by a user on a social network; determining, by the computing device, a topic of the query by extracting information from the query data; matching, by the computing device, the topic to content stored in a content database; determining, by the computing device, that the content can be shared with the user based on relationship data dynamically derived from user activity within the social network; and initiating, by the computing device, sharing of the content with the user based on the determining that the content can be shared, wherein the user is not statically connected to the content or the author of the content in the social network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Roberto GIORDANI, Marco MARTINO, Gianluca BERNARDINI, Giuseppe CIANO, Angelo ALBANESE, Roberto PIRAS, Salvatore D'ANGELO, Valeria PERTICARA'
  • Publication number: 20210044591
    Abstract: A security system executing on an intelligent assistant is provided. A computing device receives communicated data from a user within a threshold level of proximity of an intelligent assistant. A computing device determines an identity of the user based, in part, on the communicated data. Responsive to a computing device (i) analyzing the communicated data and (ii) a history of interactions between the user and an authorized user of the intelligent assistant, the one or more processors generate a predicted response of the authorized user to the communicated data. A computing data communicated the predicted response to the user via the intelligent assistant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: GIUSEPPE CIANO, RANDA SALEM, ARMANDO PANNIELLO, DAMIANO VESPERINI, DAVIDE DI MECO
  • Patent number: 10885200
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to related methods, systems, and media containing instructions for detecting security risks related to a software component deployable in a container-based runtime environment. The method comprises receiving a trigger, the trigger indicating that a layer of a container within the container-based runtime environment is to be checked for security risks. A check layer of the container is identified that is to be checked for security risks. A determination is made that a check for security risks has not been previously performed for the check layer according to a check criterion, and responsive to this determination, a determination is made that a security analysis indicates a security risk. Responsive to this determination, a remedial action may be initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Giuseppe Ciano, Luigi Pichetti
  • Patent number: 10839011
    Abstract: Aspects generate application programming interface documents, wherein processors are configured to scan application programming interface code from representational state transfer request and from server-side responses, map matching application programming interface language definitions within a formal language definition database to matching language definition code values within the scanned code, and map matching object types within an application programming interface object type database to matching object code values within the scanned code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alessandro Ghezzi, Giuseppe Ciano, Gianluca Bernardini, Jon P. Weiser, Matt Hartenbower, Jayashree Ramanathan
  • Patent number: 10834227
    Abstract: An approach is described with respect to conversational agent learning model service selection in response to a client service request. According to such approach, a model advisor may predict which model service(s) may most appropriately address a client issue. A method pertaining to such approach may include receiving a client service request associated with a client system and data associated with the client service request, wherein the data associated with the client service request includes at least one keyword extracted from the client service request and context information. The method further may include, based upon the data associated with the client service request, selecting at least one model service among a plurality of model services associated with a conversational agent learning model. The method further may include providing the selection of the at least one model service to the client system in response to the client service request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Giuseppe Ciano, Luigi Pichetti
  • Publication number: 20200285564
    Abstract: A method for cause analysis of a configuration exception occurred during the execution of a computer program on a programmable computer. The method includes executing the program on the computer. Exception information associated with the configuration exception may be extracted. The method may use context information and circumstances under which the configuration exception occurred. The method may also use data indicative of experiences of other developers that had a similar exception. A set of possible causes may be looked up from a knowledge base; wherein looking up the set of possible causes is based on context information related to the computer program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: GIUSEPPE CIANO, MARCO MARTINO, Salvatore D'Angelo, Valeria Perticara', Roberto Giordani, Roberto Piras, Angelo Albanese, Gianluca Bernardini
  • Patent number: 10692157
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for retrieving information is provided. The method comprises receiving an information request, determining corresponding confidence indexes of a plurality of information sources, each of the confidence indexes being indicative of a capability of the corresponding information source to respond to the information request determined according to one or more social activities relating thereto, selecting a selected information source of said information sources according to the confidence indexes, submitting the information request to the selected information source, receiving selected information from the selected information source in response to the information request, and returning the selected information as a result of the information request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Giuseppe Ciano, Marco Esposito, Luigi Pichetti
  • Publication number: 20200159819
    Abstract: Provided is a computer-implemented method, system, and computer program product for processing an electronic document. The method may include retrieving an electronic document during a computing session maintained for a user of a computer system. The method may also include determining context information related to the computing session. The method may also include selecting at least one annotator from a set of annotators based on the context information, the at least one annotator comprising data describing a set of rules for annotating content of the electronic document. The method may also include associate the selected annotator with the electronic document, wherein the associating is specific to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Francesco Maria Carteri, Luigi Pichetti, Giuseppe Ciano
  • Publication number: 20200159933
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to related methods, systems, and media containing instructions for detecting security risks related to a software component deployable in a container-based runtime environment. The method comprises receiving a trigger, the trigger indicating that a layer of a container within the container-based runtime environment is to be checked for security risks. A check layer of the container is identified that is to be checked for security risks. A determination is made that a check for security risks has not been previously performed for the check layer according to a check criterion, and responsive to this determination, a determination is made that a security analysis indicates a security risk. Responsive to this determination, a remedial action may be initiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Giuseppe Ciano, Luigi Pichetti
  • Patent number: 10635482
    Abstract: Controlling usage of virtual disks in a data-processing center hosting a set of virtual machines is described where each virtual disk comprises a set of software artifacts. A corresponding method comprises detecting a request of adding a new virtual disk comprising a set of new software artifacts to a selected one of the virtual machines, determining composition information of the new virtual disk, which includes an indication of the new software artifacts, retrieving an indication of usage entitlements of the new software artifacts in the data-processing center, enabling or preventing the attachment of the new virtual disk to the selected virtual machine according to a comparison between the composition information and the usage entitlements, attaching the new virtual disk to the selected virtual machine in response to the enabling thereof, and updating the usage entitlements in response to the attachment of the new virtual disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mauro Arcese, Giuseppe Ciano, Luigi Pichetti
  • Patent number: 10637735
    Abstract: Apparatus for pattern-based migration of a source workload to a target workload at a target deployment which includes a discovery engine, a decision system, a deployment manager, a pattern deployment engine and a residual migration and remediation system. The discovery engine takes the source deployment as an input and discovers metadata associated with the deployed components of the source workload and the IT topology. The deployment manager in cooperation with the pattern deployment engine at the target determines a closest starting-point template to be used for pattern-based target workload deployment. The decision system receives the metadata from the discovery engine and in cooperation with the deployment manager makes a go or no-go decision whether to trigger pattern-based target workload. The residual migration and remediation system finds any undiscovered source workload components and deploys the undiscovered workload components to the target deployment by an image-based migration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Giuseppe Ciano, Kapuveera R. Reddy, Hsiao-Choong Thio, Andre Tost, Sreekrishnan Venkiteswaran
  • Publication number: 20200104500
    Abstract: A computing system comprises a plurality of computing machines, each computing machine storing security information corresponding with the respective computing machine. Embodiments are directed to receiving an update request by a current computing machine for updating corresponding security information, updating the corresponding security information, determining other computing machines coupled with the current computing machine, and submitting, by the current computing machine, a further update request to each other computing machine that is coupled with the current computing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Marco Martino, Giuseppe Ciano, Roberto Giordani, Gianluca Bernardini, Salvatore D'Angelo, Valeria Perticara', Roberto Piras, Angelo Albanese
  • Publication number: 20200073942
    Abstract: A method is provided for message pre-processing. The method compares a topic of a received message to previous messages to determine if the topic has already been addressed using a processor that assigns answer weights. Each of the answer weights represents a likelihood a previous message addresses the topic. The likelihood is determined by comparing each answer weight to a threshold such that at least a given one of the previous messages having the highest weight above the threshold is considered to have addressed the topic. The method automatically generates a draft response that addresses the topic if the topic has not already been addressed, based on a prior discussion having a highest one of the answer weights from among a set of prior discussions in the previous messages. The method automatically sends the draft response to a sender of the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Giuseppe Ciano, Francesca Curzi
  • Publication number: 20200057621
    Abstract: A method for creating a software image of a software application. During an installation of the software application on a computing machine, one or more changes of the computing machine occurring during the installation of the software application are detected. The one or more changes include one or more artifacts being added to the computing machine and one or more updates being applied to the computing machine. The software image is created by copying the one or more artifacts from the computing machine to a virtual disk and by adding activation procedures and activation information obtained from the activation procedures to the virtual disk. The activation procedures and activation information were determined according to the updates. The activation procedures are configured to apply the updates when running the activation procedures according to the activation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Mauro Arcese, Giuseppe Ciano, Claudio Marinelli, Luigi Pichetti
  • Patent number: 10565310
    Abstract: Methods and systems for message pre-processing include extracting a topic from a received message. The topic of the received message is compared to one or more previously sent or received messages to determine if the topic has already been addressed. An attribute of the message is set to indicate whether the topic has already been addressed. A draft response to the message is generated if the topic has not already been addressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Giuseppe Ciano, Francesca Curzi
  • Patent number: 10528336
    Abstract: A method and system for creating a software image of a software application. The software application is installed on a computing machine. One or more changes of the computing machine resulting from the installation of the software application are detected. The one or more changes include one or more artifacts being added to the computing machine and one or more updates being applied to the computing machine. One or more activation procedures and activation information according to the updates are determined. The activation procedures are configured to apply the updates when running the activation procedures according to the activation information. The software image are created by copying the artifacts from the computing machine to a virtual disk and by adding the activation procedures and the activation information obtained from the activation procedures to the virtual disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mauro Arcese, Giuseppe Ciano, Claudio Marinelli, Luigi Pichetti
  • Patent number: 10531302
    Abstract: Techniques for management of applications are provided. A first application is executed on a first mobile device, and a current geographic location of the first mobile device is determined. A first user in proximity to the first mobile device is identified based on a predefined proximity criterion, where the predefined proximity criterion comprises a predefined distance from the first mobile device. Responsive to identifying the first user in proximity to the first mobile device, a first action defined based on a predefined association between the first application, the first user, and the determined current geographic location of the first mobile device is identified in a registry, and the first action is performed to modify at least one of the first mobile device and the first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Giuseppe Ciano, Francesca Curzi, Marco De Santis
  • Publication number: 20190325074
    Abstract: Aspects generate application programming interface documents, wherein processors are configured to scan application programming interface code from representational state transfer request and from server-side responses, map matching application programming interface language definitions within a formal language definition database to matching language definition code values within the scanned code, and map matching object types within an application programming interface object type database to matching object code values within the scanned code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Alessandro Ghezzi, GIUSEPPE CIANO, Gianluca Bernardini, Jon P. Weiser, Matt Hartenbower, Jayashree Ramanathan