Patents by Inventor J. Ren

J. Ren 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: 9632854
    Abstract: A method for managing a configuration of an electronic system having a plurality of locations configured to receive hardware units is disclosed. The method may include receiving hardware unit parameters corresponding to hardware units currently installed and pending installation in the electronic system and retrieving configuration data for the electronic system. The method may also include generating a plurality of hardware unit times to failure (TTFs) for the plurality of locations by applying, to a failure prediction model, the hardware parameters for hardware units currently installed and pending installation and the configuration data for the electronic system. The method may also include using a selection criteria to select the plurality of hardware unit predicted TTFs corresponding to the plurality of locations and reporting at least one recommended hardware unit installation location from the plurality of locations within the electronic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lee N. Helgeson, Stephen J. Ren
  • Patent number: 9582347
    Abstract: A method for managing a configuration of an electronic system having a plurality of locations configured to receive hardware units is disclosed. The method may include receiving hardware unit parameters corresponding to hardware units currently installed and pending installation in the electronic system and retrieving configuration data for the electronic system. The method may also include generating a plurality of hardware unit times to failure (TTFs) for the plurality of locations by applying, to a failure prediction model, the hardware parameters for hardware units currently installed and pending installation and the configuration data for the electronic system. The method may also include using a selection criteria to select the plurality of hardware unit predicted TTFs corresponding to the plurality of locations and reporting at least one recommended hardware unit installation location from the plurality of locations within the electronic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lee N. Helgeson, Stephen J. Ren
  • Publication number: 20160124787
    Abstract: A method for managing a configuration of an electronic system having a plurality of locations configured to receive hardware units is disclosed. The method may include receiving hardware unit parameters corresponding to hardware units currently installed and pending installation in the electronic system and retrieving configuration data for the electronic system. The method may also include generating a plurality of hardware unit times to failure (TTFs) for the plurality of locations by applying, to a failure prediction model, the hardware parameters for hardware units currently installed and pending installation and the configuration data for the electronic system. The method may also include using a selection criteria to select the plurality of hardware unit predicted TTFs corresponding to the plurality of locations and reporting at least one recommended hardware unit installation location from the plurality of locations within the electronic system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Lee N. Helgeson, Stephen J. Ren
  • Publication number: 20160127178
    Abstract: A method for managing a configuration of an electronic system having a plurality of locations configured to receive hardware units is disclosed. The method may include receiving hardware unit parameters corresponding to hardware units currently installed and pending installation in the electronic system and retrieving configuration data for the electronic system. The method may also include generating a plurality of hardware unit times to failure (TTFs) for the plurality of locations by applying, to a failure prediction model, the hardware parameters for hardware units currently installed and pending installation and the configuration data for the electronic system. The method may also include using a selection criteria to select the plurality of hardware unit predicted TTFs corresponding to the plurality of locations and reporting at least one recommended hardware unit installation location from the plurality of locations within the electronic system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Lee N. Helgeson, Stephen J. Ren
  • Patent number: 7406678
    Abstract: A distributed software application comprises a plurality of software components within a plurality of executables. A manager component for the distributed software application handles: an addition of one or more first resources to the distributed software application on behalf of the distributed software application and/or a removal of one or more second resources from the distributed software application on behalf of the distributed software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Weilin Gong, Oscar J. Gonzalez, Li Kuang, Tim T. Liim, Sunil K. Mishra, Pravish Prabhakar, Yansong J. Ren, Muhammad A. Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 7386556
    Abstract: An apparatus in one example comprises a substitute manager component that upon failure of a first manager component, obtains management responsibility for a distributed software application from the first manager component and queries one or more software components of the distributed software application for state information of the one or more software components. The substitute manager component employs the state information to determine whether one or more recovery actions are needed for the distributed software application to recover from the failure of the first manager component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Richard W. Buskens, Oscar J. Gonzalez, Li Kuang, Tim T. Liim, Sunil K. Mishra, Yansong J. Ren, Muhammad A. Siddiqui
  • Publication number: 20060170068
    Abstract: Magnetoelectronic device structures and methods for fabricating the same are provided. One method comprises forming a first and a second conductor. The first conductor is electrically coupled to an interconnect stack. A first insulating layer is deposited overlying the first conductor and the second conductor. A via is etched to substantially expose the first conductor. A protective capping layer is deposited by electroless deposition within the via and is electrically coupled to the first conductor. A magnetic memory element layer is formed within the via and overlying the second insulating layer and the second conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: J. Ren, Brian Butcher, Mark Durlam, Gregory Grynkewich
  • Publication number: 20050208681
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a flux concentrating system (62) for use in a magnetoelectronics device is provided. The method comprises the steps of providing a bit line (10) formed in a substrate (12) and forming a first material layer (24) overlying the bit line (10) and the substrate (12). Etching is performed to form a trench (58) in the first material layer (24) and a cladding layer (56) is deposited in the trench (52). A buffer material layer (58) is formed overlying the cladding layer (56) and a portion of the buffer material layer (58) and a portion of the cladding layer (56) is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Meixner, Gregory Grynkewich, Jaynal Molla, J. Ren, Richard Williams, Brian Butcher, Mark Durlam
  • Publication number: 20050164413
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a flux concentrating system (62) for use in a magnetoelectronics device is provided. The method comprises the steps of providing a bit line (10) formed in a substrate (12) and forming a first material layer (24) overlying the bit line (10) and the substrate (12). Etching is performed to form a trench (58) in the first material layer (24) and a cladding layer (56) is deposited in the trench (52). A buffer material layer (58) is formed overlying the cladding layer (56) and a portion of the buffer material layer (58) and a portion of the cladding layer (56) is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Meixner, Gregory Grynkewich, Jaynal Molla, J. Ren, Richard Williams, Brian Butcher, Mark Durlam
  • Publication number: 20050158992
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a cladded conductor (42) for use in a magnetoelectronics device is provided. The method includes providing a substrate (10) and forming a conductive barrier layer (12) overlying the substrate (10). A dielectric layer (16) is formed overlying the conductive barrier layer (12) and a conducting line (20) is formed within a portion of the dielectric layer (16). The dielectric layer (16) is removed and a flux concentrator (30) is formed overlying the conducting line (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Durlam, Jeffrey Baker, Brian Butcher, Mark Deherrera, John D'Urso, Earl Fuchs, Gregory Grynkewich, Kelly Kyler, Jaynal Molla, J. Ren, Nicholas Rizzo
  • Patent number: 5730662
    Abstract: A grip for an apparatus having a shaft comprises an elongate hollow sleeve adapted to be slidably inserted on to the shaft and is shrinkable upon the application of heat at a preselected temperature range so that the sleeve contracts and surroundingly attaches to the shaft. A tubular member is adapted to be slidably inserted over the sleeve such that the sleeve and the tubular member together form an easily attachable grip. In a further aspect of the invention the sleeve and/or the tubular member are provided with an adhesive. The adhesive may take the form of a two part curable adhesive such as an epoxy. One of the parts is applied to the outer surface of the sleeve and the other part is applied to the interior surface to the tubular member such that the parts mix upon sliding of the grip sections upon one another. In another embodiment of the invention, the two part adhesive is applied to either the exterior of the sleeve or the interior of the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Inventor: Peter J. Rens
  • Patent number: 5084227
    Abstract: A process for cooling a heated polymer film by applying to both surfaces of the heated film, a cooling liquid adapted for wetting contact with the film surfaces. The viscosity of the layers of liquid adhering to the film surfaces is significantly reduced to facilitate removal of such liquid layers. The viscosity can be reduced by significantly raising the temperature of the adhering liquid layers after the film has been sufficiently cooled or by changing the adhering liquid to a different liquid of lower viscosity. Preferably, the liquid layers are removed for the film surfaces by conveying the liquid carrying film upwardly to cause the liquid layers to each form into a generally triangular shape with the vertex extending upwardly and blowing air stream downwardly against each such vertex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert N. V.
    Inventors: Gery Vancoppenolle, Jan K. D. Keyzer, Walter J. Rens, Patrick R. Van Put
  • Patent number: 5028691
    Abstract: A process of cooling a heated polyethylene terephthalate film by applying cooling liquid to both surfaces of the heated film and, after the temperature of the film has decreased sufficiently, removing the cooling liquid from the film, wherein the cooling liquid has a pH value between 6 and 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Assignee: Agfa Gevaert, N.V.
    Inventors: Gery Vancoppenolle, Jan K. De Keyzer, Walter J. Rens
  • Patent number: 4950192
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a color display tube in which after the envelope is formed the shadow mask is displaced relative to the display window via movable positioning members provided in the envelope. After the color display tube is assembled a test pattern is displayed on the display screen and is optimized by means of positioning members 23, such that the shadow mask is accurately aligned relative to the display screen 6. The adjusted position is fixed by forming a number of welds, using a laser 33, between the connection means 12 and the support elements 10 in the display window 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Johan A. Rietdijk, Piet C. J. Rens
  • Patent number: 4368888
    Abstract: An elongate putting strip having a rebound block at one end thereof with a number of rebound faces at different widths arranged therearound. The block may be rotatably adjusted to present any of its faces to the length of the strip to require different degrees of putting skill. The rebound block also effective lengthens the putting path for the ball being driven along the strip. Each face of the rebound block is inclined relative to the vertical and the block has a layer of heavy, dense material positioned high enough to be struck by the ball to enhance the rebound action of the latter. The strip is hinged so that it may be folded into a compact package for carrying or storing purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1983
    Inventor: Gerald J. Ren
  • Patent number: 4293508
    Abstract: A method and device for longitudinally stretching polymeric film, characterized by the strict isolation of the tensioning operation from the heating and the cooling operations of the film, by the symmetrical heating and cooling of the film, and by carrying out the heating of the film in two stages, namely preheating by means of diffused IR-radiation, and a full heating, preferably along a line, by means of bundled IR-radiation. The film stretched in this manner meets high standards of flatness and surface quality, and is subject to minimum waste losses and is especially useful in the photographic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1981
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT N.V.
    Inventors: Wilfried A. Heirbaut, Walter J. Rens
  • Patent number: D339614
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1993
    Inventor: Jian J. Ren