Patents by Inventor Jim A. Laredo

Jim A. Laredo 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: 20150254560
    Abstract: Predicting consumption of APIs is provided. A set of consumed APIs corresponding to a user and software service applications related to APIs associated with the user is determined based on an API consumption history. A set of users related to the set of consumed APIs corresponding to the user and the software service applications related to the APIs associated with the user is retrieved from an API analytics engine. A set of API consumption prediction models corresponding to the user is generated based on the APIs associated with the user, the software service applications related to the APIs associated with the user, the set of consumed APIs corresponding to the user and the software service applications related to the APIs associated with the user based on the API consumption history, the set of users related to the set of consumed APIs, and APIs associated with the set of users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jim A. Laredo, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 9122745
    Abstract: A natural language specification of at least one high level information technology services requirement is obtained from a user, via a conversational interface; the same is parsed into first pre-defined semi-structured data, using a conversation parser. Based on the first pre-defined semi-structured data, a subset of candidate information technology services is identified, with a dialog engine, from a plurality of candidate information technology services provided by a plurality of vendors, the dialog engine is used to formulate a response including second pre-defined semi-structured data. The response is reverse-parsed into a natural language response, using the conversation parser. The natural language response includes a question for the user to assist in further refining the subset of candidate information technology services; the natural language response is presented to the user via the conversational interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Thomas E. Chefalas, Yexi Jiang, Jim A. Laredo, Chang-Shing Perng, Anca Sailer, Frank A. Schaffa, Alla Segal, Ignacio Silva-Lepe, Tao Tao, Yang Zhou
  • Publication number: 20150121401
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention comprising a method captures information for a data structure, the information pertaining to Web APIs and Web API users. The method includes identifying a first set of relationships, wherein an identified relationship can be at least a relationship between a Web API and a Web API user, between different Web API users, or between different Web APIs. The method further includes furnishing the first set of relationships to the data structure as first captured information, and using the first captured information to perform a specified analysis operation. Prior to or during performance of the specified analysis operation, second information is added to the data structure wherein the added second information includes at least one of a user, a Web API, or a relationship that is not included in the first captured information, and the added second information does not affect performance of the specified analysis operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jim A. Laredo, Vinod Muthusamy, Aleksander Slominski, Biplav Srivastava, Maja Vukovic, John E. Wittern
  • Patent number: 9020841
    Abstract: Systems and methods for custom-fitting a service solution to consumer requirements are provided. A method for custom-fitting a service solution to consumer requirements, comprises acquiring a request for the service solution from a consumer via a conversational interface, and issuing a query to a service knowledge base to obtain a set of service knowledge representation items from the service knowledge base and analyzing each service knowledge representation item to determine whether a custom-fit service solution can be developed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Thomas E. Chefalas, Jim A. Laredo, Anca Sailer, Frank A. Schaffa, Alla Segal, Ignacio Silva-Lepe, Chang-Shing Perng, Tao Tao
  • Patent number: 9020840
    Abstract: Systems and methods for custom-fitting a service solution to consumer requirements are provided. A method for custom-fitting a service solution to consumer requirements, comprises acquiring a request for the service solution from a consumer via a conversational interface, and issuing a query to a service knowledge base to obtain a set of service knowledge representation items from the service knowledge base and analyzing each service knowledge representation item to determine whether a custom-fit service solution can be developed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Thomas E. Chefalas, Jim A. Laredo, Anca Sailer, Frank A. Schaffa, Alla Segal, Ignacio Silva-Lepe, Chang-Shing Perng, Tao Tao
  • Patent number: 8954988
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention comprising a method is associated with an API marketplace, wherein one or more API providers can each supply an API of a specified type, and each provider has a set of ToS for its API of the specified type. The method includes, responsive to an API consumer having a need for an API of the specified type, obtaining the ToS of each of the API providers. The method further includes implementing an automated process to determine differences between the ToS of a given API provider, and a ToS required by the API consumer. The ToS differences determined for respective API providers are used to decide whether to select a particular one of the API providers to supply an API of the specified type to the API consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jim A. Laredo, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20140337010
    Abstract: A natural language specification of at least one high level information technology services requirement is obtained from a user, via a conversational interface; the same is parsed into first pre-defined semi-structured data, using a conversation parser. Based on the first pre-defined semi-structured data, a subset of candidate information technology services is identified, with a dialog engine, from a plurality of candidate information technology services provided by a plurality of vendors, the dialog engine is used to formulate a response including second pre-defined semi-structured data. The response is reverse-parsed into a natural language response, using the conversation parser. The natural language response includes a question for the user to assist in further refining the subset of candidate information technology services; the natural language response is presented to the user via the conversational interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Thomas E. Chefalas, Yexi Jiang, Jim A. Laredo, Chang-Shing Perng, Anca Sailer, Frank A. Schaffa, Alla Segal, Ignacio Silva-Lepe, Tao Tao, Yang Zhou
  • Patent number: 8868516
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention is directed to a method associated with a data processing system disposed to receive and process enterprise data. Responsive to receiving a specified data element, the method determines a data type to be used for the specified data element. The method selectively determines a confidence level of the specified data element, and selects a plurality of subject matter experts (SMEs), wherein the data type of the specified data element is used in selecting each SME. A request is dispatched to each of the SMEs to selectively revise and validate the specified data element. The specified data element is then updated in accordance with each revision provided by an SME in response to one of the requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jim A. Laredo, Valentina Salapura, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20140201251
    Abstract: A computer and computer program product for managing analysis of sentiment is disclosed. A computer retrieves data used to perform the analysis of sentiment. The computer analyzes the data and the analysis of sentiment to determine if a gap exists requiring further processing to improve the analysis of sentiment. Responsive to a determination that the gap exists requiring further processing to improve the analysis of sentiment, the computer generates a task to address the gap. The computer then uses crowdsourcing to submit the generated task for processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sheng Hua Bao, Yu Deng, Hong L. Guo, Qi Hu, Jim A. Laredo, Roman Vaculin, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20140201749
    Abstract: A method and computer for managing analysis of sentiment is disclosed. A computer retrieves data used to perform the analysis of sentiment. The computer analyzes the data and the analysis of sentiment to determine if a gap exists requiring further processing to improve the analysis of sentiment. Responsive to a determination that the gap exists requiring further processing to improve the analysis of sentiment, the computer generates a task to address the gap. The computer then uses crowdsourcing to submit the generated task for processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sheng H. Bao, Yu Deng, Hong L. Guo, Qi Hu, Jim A. Laredo, Roman Vaculin, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20140164184
    Abstract: A system for providing a cloud-based service includes a processor and a computer readable storage medium that stores instructions which, when executed, cause the processor to perform operations including: receiving information from a customer of the cloud-based service over a conversational interface, the information identifying a requirement of the customer related to a resiliency of the service, and identifying at least one service provider who provides the cloud-based service in a manner that satisfies the requirement of the customer. Another embodiment of a system for providing a cloud-based service includes a conversational interface for receiving information from a customer of the cloud-based service, the information identifying a requirement of the customer related to a resiliency of the service and a resiliency analysis engine for identifying at least one service provider who provides the cloud-based service in a manner that satisfies the requirement of the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Thomas E. Chefalas, Jim A. Laredo, Chang-Shing Perng, Anca Sailer, Frank A. Schaffa, Alla Segal, Ignacio Silva-Lepe, Tao Tao
  • Publication number: 20140164166
    Abstract: A method for providing a cloud-based service includes receiving information from a customer of the service over a conversational interface, the information identifying a requirement of the customer related to a resiliency of the service, and identifying a service provider who provides the service in a manner that satisfies the requirement. A method for building a knowledge base of cloud-based service providers includes receiving information from a service provider, the information specifying at least one resiliency attribute of the service provider, matching the information to a standardized service descriptor, wherein the service descriptor is indexed within an ontology-based organizational framework that indexes a plurality of service descriptors, and storing the service descriptor for the service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: RAHUL P. AKOLKAR, Thomas E. Chefalas, Jim A. Laredo, Chang-Shing Perng, Anca Sailer, Frank A. Schaffa, Alla Segal, Ignacio Silva-Lepe, Tao Tao
  • Publication number: 20140114784
    Abstract: Systems and methods for custom-fitting a service solution to consumer requirements are provided. A method for custom-fitting a service solution to consumer requirements, comprises acquiring a request for the service solution from a consumer via a conversational interface, and issuing a query to a service knowledge base to obtain a set of service knowledge representation items from the service knowledge base and analyzing each service knowledge representation item to determine whether a custom-fit service solution can be developed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Thomas E. Chefalas, Jim A. Laredo, Anca Sailer, Frank A. Schaffa, Alla Segal, Ignacio Silva-Lepe, Chang-Shing Perng, Tao Tao
  • Publication number: 20140114805
    Abstract: Systems and methods for custom-fitting a service solution to consumer requirements are provided. A method for custom-fitting a service solution to consumer requirements, comprises acquiring a request for the service solution from a consumer via a conversational interface, and issuing a query to a service knowledge base to obtain a set of service knowledge representation items from the service knowledge base and analyzing each service knowledge representation item to determine whether a custom-fit service solution can be developed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Thomas E. Chefalas, Jim A. Laredo, Anca Sailer, Frank A. Schaffa, Alla Segal, Ignacio Silva-Lepe, Chang-Shing Perng, Tao Tao
  • Patent number: 8650221
    Abstract: A system and method for associating documents includes providing a plurality of scanned documents of different types and identifying a document type for each scanned document by comparing a determined pattern for each scanned document to known document patterns. Metadata values are extracted from each scanned document using metadata labels, and each scanned document is identified by using extracted metadata values. A stored electronic record is associated with each scanned document by employing the extracted metadata values such that a relationship between the stored electronic record and the associated scanned document is determined and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Graeme Neville Dixon, Thomas Yu-Kiu Kwok, Jim A. Laredo, Sridhar Maradugu, Thao Ngoc Nguyen, Brian L. White
  • Patent number: 8635689
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention is directed to a data processing system having a plurality of users, a portion of which were previously assigned permissions respectively corresponding to system resources. The embodiment includes acquiring data from a first data source, containing information pertaining to the portion of users and their permissions, and further includes acquiring data from a second data source, containing information pertaining to attributes of each user of the plurality. A set of permissions is determined for a given role, from both first and second data sources. First and second criteria are determined for assigning users to the given role, from information in the first and second data sources, respectively. A particular user is selected for admission to the given role only if the particular user is in compliance with both the first criterion and second criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Milton H. Hernandez, Jim A. Laredo, Supreet R. Mandala, Yaoping Ruan, Vugranam C. Sreedhar, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20130311221
    Abstract: A data processing system for determining deployment readiness of a service is disclosed. A computer identifies tasks that must be performed to address requirements associated with categories of complexity for deploying the service in one or more locations. The computer assigns the identified tasks to experts based on skill and availability of the experts. The computer verifies whether the assigned tasks have been completed. The computer then provides an indication that the service is ready to be deployed in one or more locations responsive to the verification that the tasks have been completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Milton H. Hernandez, Jim A. Laredo, Sriram K. Rajagopal, Yaoping Ruan, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20130311220
    Abstract: A method and data processing system for determining deployment readiness of a service is disclosed. A computer identifies tasks that must be performed to address requirements associated with categories of complexity for deploying the service in one or more locations. The computer assigns the identified tasks to experts based on skill and availability of the experts. The computer verifies whether the assigned tasks have been completed. The computer then provides an indication that the service is ready to be deployed in one or more locations responsive to the verification that the tasks have been completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Milton H. Hernandez, Jim A. Laredo, Sriram K. Rajagopal, Yaoping Ruan, Maja Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20130311653
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, data processing system, and computer program product control point in time access to a remote client device and auditing system logs of the remote client device by an auditing server device to determine whether monitored user activity on the remote client device associated with a work request was in compliance with one or more regulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Milton H. Hernandez, Jim A. Laredo, Mattias Marder, Yaoping Ruan, Nandagopal Seshagiri
  • Publication number: 20130275579
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, data processing system, and computer program product control point in time access to a remote client device and auditing system logs of the remote client device by an auditing server device to determine whether monitored user activity on the remote client device associated with a work request was in compliance with one or more regulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Milton H. Hernandez, Jim A. Laredo, Mattias Marder, Yaoping Ruan, Nandagopal Seshagiri