Patents by Inventor Jay S. Bryant

Jay S. Bryant 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: 10318385
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which an information handling system retrieves a snapshot of a first service in response to determining that the first service has failed. The snapshot was captured at a point in time prior to the failure of the first service. The information handling system retrieves a log corresponding to the first service that includes a log entry of a message sent between the first service and a second service that was sent subsequent to the capturing of the snapshot. In turn, the information handling system restores the first service using the snapshot and the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, Zachary Hill, Kendall J. Nelson, Lucas A. Palm
  • Publication number: 20190141389
    Abstract: A media guidance application is provided by which users can define rules for assigning user equipment devices as destinations for media content. For example, a user may define a rule by which selected media content having attributes that satisfy a user-defined condition are downloaded, recorded, or streamed to a particular, user-specified user equipment device. The user may define and manage rules using media guidance menus, and may restrict other users from accessing the rules (e.g., parents restricting children).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Jay S. Bryant, Edgar A. Fereira
  • Patent number: 10275337
    Abstract: A method for processing distributed breakpoints when debugging a distributed application includes establishing a breakpoint in source code of a distributed computer program and executing the distributed computer program. Thereafter, an encountering of the breakpoint is detected in one of the processes, and execution of the one of the processes halted. However, halting execution of any other of the processes is delayed for a delay period during which a list both is generated of others of the processes in which the breakpoint is encountered and also is sorted in accordance with prioritization criteria. Finally, the sorted list is presented after the lapse of the delay period, individual ones of the processes selected in the list, and execution of the selected individual ones of the processes in the sorted list halted while halting of execution of non-selected ones of the processes in the sorted list is bypassed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, Joseph W. Cropper, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10261874
    Abstract: An approach is disclosed that receives power related data from one or more power systems. The approach then determines, based on an analysis of the power related data, an anticipated power outage, with the power outage includes a power outage time estimate. The approach further identifies jobs to be migrated from a primary data center to a remote data center. The identification of the jobs to be migrated is based, at least in part, on the power outage time estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, Zachary A. Hill, Kendall J. Nelson, Lucas A. Palm
  • Patent number: 10216795
    Abstract: A stream of tuples to be processed by a plurality of processing elements operating on one or more computer processors are received. A first stream operator that is configured to perform a first operation on the received stream of tuples is identified by monitoring one or more stream operators in an operator graph. The first stream operator is determined to be a target operator. A field-programmable-gate-array (FPGA) card is determined to be configurable to perform the first operation. The FPGA card is determined to be available to perform the first operation. The FPGA card is added to the operator graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Branson, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, John M. Santosuosso
  • Publication number: 20190018882
    Abstract: A stream computing application may be configured to manage the flow of tuples through a section of an operator graph. A window may be generated over one or more stream operators. The window may include breakpoint thresholds that set the maximum flow of tuples within the window. The stream operators within the window may be monitored to determine the flow of tuples occurring within the window using tuple flow counts. The tuple flow counts may be compared to the breakpoint thresholds to determine whether a breakpoint condition has occurred. If a breakpoint condition has occurred, a tuple flow change may be implemented to reduce the flow of tuples within the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Branson, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10169197
    Abstract: A method for debugging an executable is disclosed herein. The method begins by receiving one or more breakpoints related to a call stack in the executable. The processor receives an executable in a debug environment. The processor executes an executable until one or more breakpoints are hit. Upon detecting a breakpoint, the processor temporarily halts executing by transferring control to an analysis tool to gather information related to execution of the executable up to the breakpoint. The analysis tool gathers one or more predefined outliers. The processor receives control back from the analysis tool to continue execution in response to the analysis tool collecting relevant information in the executable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, Joseph W. Cropper, John M. Santosuosso
  • Publication number: 20180373761
    Abstract: A stream of tuples to be processed by a plurality of processing elements operating on one or more computer processors are received. A first stream operator that is configured to perform a first operation on the received stream of tuples is identified by monitoring one or more stream operators in an operator graph. The first stream operator is determined to be a target operator. A field-programmable-gate-array (FPGA) card is determined to be configurable to perform the first operation. The FPGA card is determined to be available to perform the first operation. The FPGA card is added to the operator graph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Michael J. Branson, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10162731
    Abstract: A method for debugging and executable is disclosed herein. The method begins by receiving one or more breakpoints defining one or more attributes of a call stack in the executable. The processor receives the executable in a debug environment. The processor executes the executable in the debug environment. The processor halts execution of the executable upon detection of a breakpoint contained in the executable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, Joseph W. Cropper, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10156985
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a pressure-sensitive touch screen display that can dynamically monitor a user's interaction with the device, and adjust the pressure thresholds of different areas of the touch screen display based on the user's monitored interactions. The orientation of the device is determined, the touch screen display is divided into sections, and the device monitors the pressure the user applies in the different sections of the screen. A pressure map is then created that includes pressure detection thresholds specific to the orientation and user. One or more preferred regions of the screen are defined based on the pressure map. When a pressure-sensitive input is located in a less preferred screen region, the pressure-sensitive input may be relocated to a preferred screen region, or may be enlarged while remaining in the less preferred screen region to allow the user to more easily press on the pressure-sensitive input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, Joseph W. Cropper, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10158910
    Abstract: A media guidance application is provided by which users can define rules for assigning user equipment devices as destinations for media content. For example, a user may define a rule by which selected media content having attributes that satisfy a user-defined condition are downloaded, recorded, or streamed to a particular, user-specified user equipment device. The user may define and manage rules using media guidance menus, and may restrict other users from accessing the rules (e.g., parents restricting children).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay S. Bryant, Edgar A. Fereira
  • Patent number: 10146373
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a pressure-sensitive touch screen display that can dynamically monitor a user's interaction with the device, and adjust the pressure thresholds of different areas of the touch screen display based on the user's monitored interactions. The orientation of the device is determined, the touch screen display is divided into sections, and the device monitors the pressure the user applies in the different sections of the screen. A pressure map is then created that includes pressure detection thresholds specific to the orientation and user for one or more regions of the screen. The device may include different pressure maps for different orientations of the device. When the user interacts with the touch screen, the device determines what the user intended based on the orientation of the device and the thresholds in the pressure map for that orientation for the region of the screen touched by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, Joseph W. Cropper, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10135751
    Abstract: Techniques disclose managing cloud computing resources provisioned to processing elements of a distributed application (e.g., for a streams processing environment). A cloud manager determines changes in availability of cloud resources. The cloud manager notifies a runtime manager of a distributed application of the change in availability. The runtime manager in turn requests that the cloud manager adjust the provisions based on the notification. The cloud manager provisions the cloud resources based on the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jay S. Bryant, Bin Cao, James E. Carey, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10133784
    Abstract: A stream computing application may be configured to manage the flow of tuples through a section of an operator graph. A window may be generated over one or more stream operators. The window may include breakpoint thresholds that set the maximum flow of tuples within the window. The stream operators within the window may be monitored to determine the flow of tuples occurring within the window using tuple flow counts. The tuple flow counts may be compared to the breakpoint thresholds to determine whether a breakpoint condition has occurred. If a breakpoint condition has occurred, a tuple flow change may be implemented to reduce the flow of tuples within the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Branson, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10126878
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a pressure-sensitive touch screen display that can dynamically monitor a user's interaction with the device, and adjust the pressure thresholds of different areas of the touch screen display based on the user's monitored interactions. The orientation of the device is determined, the touch screen display is divided into sections, and the device monitors the pressure the user applies in the different sections of the screen. A pressure map is then created that includes pressure detection thresholds specific to the orientation and user for one or more regions of the screen. The device may include different pressure maps for different orientations of the device. When the user interacts with the touch screen, the device determines what the user intended based on the orientation of the device and the thresholds in the pressure map for that orientation for the region of the screen touched by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, Joseph W. Cropper, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10129170
    Abstract: Techniques disclose managing cloud computing resources provisioned to processing elements of a distributed application (e.g., for a streams processing environment). A cloud manager determines changes in availability of cloud resources. The cloud manager notifies a runtime manager of a distributed application of the change in availability. The runtime manager in turn requests that the cloud manager adjust the provisions based on the notification. The cloud manager provisions the cloud resources based on the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jay S. Bryant, Bin Cao, James E. Carey, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10108703
    Abstract: A computer may detect, during a first time period, a message written to a composer. The computer may analyze a first set of usage patterns of a composer's personal device that correspond to the first time period. The computer may also analyze a second set of usage patterns of the composer's personal device that correspond to a second time period. The computer may identify usage habits of the composer based on analyzing the second set of usage patterns. The computer may also identify a difference between the first set of usage patterns and the usage habits of the composer. The computer may determine that the composer was in an impaired state during the first time period based on the difference. The computer may then notify the composer of the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, Joseph W. Cropper, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10079750
    Abstract: A method for regulating output from stream operators performing a windowing operation may include receiving stream of tuples to be processed by a plurality of processing elements, each processing element having one or more stream operators. The method may also include receiving a first stream of tuples at a first stream operator, the first stream operator being configured to generate a stream of accumulated tuples according to a set of windowing conditions. The method may then include processing the stream of accumulated tuples in response to a window trigger, where the processing generates a quantity of output. At least one processor may then monitor the quantity of output to determine whether the quantity of output exceeds a data output threshold. The processing may then be adjusted, in response to determining that the quantity of output exceeds the data output threshold, to reduce the output to approach the data output threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Branson, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10078397
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a pressure-sensitive touch screen display that can dynamically monitor a user's interaction with the device, and adjust the pressure thresholds of different areas of the touch screen display based on the user's monitored interactions. The orientation of the device is determined, the touch screen display is divided into sections, and the device monitors the pressure the user applies in the different sections of the screen. A pressure map is then created that includes pressure detection thresholds specific to the orientation and user for one or more regions of the screen. The device may include different pressure maps for different orientations of the device. When the user interacts with the touch screen, the device determines what the user intended based on the orientation of the device and the thresholds in the pressure map for that orientation for the region of the screen touched by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, Joseph W. Cropper, John M. Santosuosso
  • Publication number: 20180260093
    Abstract: A web server includes a client pressure profile sharing and generation mechanism that detects when a user accesses the web server with a first device that does not have a client pressure profile, and automatically generates a client pressure profile for the first device from a client pressure profile for a second device used by the user. Adjustments may be automatically made to the client pressure profile for the first device based on differences in orientation and based on differences in screen size. Changes by the user to the client pressure profile for the first device can be automatically propagated to client pressure profiles for other devices used by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, Joseph W. Cropper, John M. Santosuosso