Patents by Inventor John George Vergo

John George Vergo 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: 20140149186
    Abstract: A method and system are described for using business artifacts to identify elements of a component business model. Artifacts operated upon by the business are first identified, and then used to analyze the business into business operations. This is done by identifying every business activity that acts on an artifact, creating directed graphs for the business activities, and decomposing the directed graphs into sub-graphs, each sub-graph representing a business operation and being annotated by a verb expression, the annotated sub-graph representing a business service. The business services are then clustered into non-overlapping components, using common affinities reflected in the verb expressions, and organized by partitioning into internal and external operations, exposing a business service for each external operation. The components are then clustered into non-overlapping business competencies, and arranged by accountability level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: David Bernard Flaxer, Anil Nigam, Guy Jonathan James Rackham, John George Vergo
  • Patent number: 8340995
    Abstract: A method and system are described for using business artifacts to identify elements of a component business model. Artifacts operated upon by the business are first identified, and then used to analyze the business into business operations. This is done by identifying every business activity that acts on an artifact, creating directed graphs for the business activities, and decomposing the directed graphs into sub-graphs, each sub-graph representing a business operation and being annotated by a verb expression, the annotated sub-graph representing a business service. The business services are then clustered into non-overlapping components, using common affinities reflected in the verb expressions, and organized by partitioning into internal and external operations, exposing a business service for each external operation. The components are then clustered into non-overlapping business competencies, and arranged by accountability level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Bernard Flaxer, Anil Nigam, Guy Jonathan James Rackham, John George Vergo
  • Patent number: 8326665
    Abstract: A system and method is described for using a component business model to partition a business into non-overlapping components, and then allocating different components to appropriate organizing strategies, based on attribute values assigned to each component. In the best mode of implementation there are two attributes: whether or not the component differentiates the business within the market place; and whether the component is industry standard or is tailored by the organization. These attributes and their values map the components of the business to a matrix. Based on the combination of attribute values in each cell of the matrix, available organizing strategies are also mapped to the matrix, thereby identifying for each component an appropriate organizing strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Cohn, Robert D. Dill, David Bernard Flaxer, George M. Galambos, Robert H. Guttman, Raman Harishankar, David Robert Kress, Christopher Murasso, Jeffrey A. Neville, Clifford Alan Pickover, George Edmund Pohle, Guy Jonathan James Rackham, Shanker Ramamurthy, John R. Smith, Stephen Michael Smith, Laurie A. Tropiano, John George Vergo
  • Patent number: 7991669
    Abstract: An Enterprise Management Portfolio Hub allows a user to perform enterprise portfolio management activities from a single point of control. EPMH relates information, analysis, display and control based on the organizing concept of the business components that comprise the CBM map of the enterprise by collecting portfolio information from existing portfolio management tools and generating a portfolio model. It allows the user to interact with or access information from various Portfolio Management applications and services through the portfolio model. EPMH supports evaluative techniques that can be used to identify areas for business transformation and to generate transition plans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Bernard Flaxer, Richard Thomas Goodwin, Vijay Sourirajan Iyengar, Anil Nigam, John George Vergo
  • Patent number: 7574379
    Abstract: A method and system are described for using business artifacts to identify elements of a component business model. Artifacts operated upon by the business are first identified, and then used to analyze the business into business operations. This is done by identifying every business activity that acts on an artifact, creating directed graphs for the business activities, and decomposing the directed graphs into sub-graphs, each sub-graph representing a business operation and being annotated by a verb expression, the annotated sub-graph representing a business service. The business services are then clustered into non-overlapping components, using common affinities reflected in the verb expressions, and organized by partitioning into internal and external operations, exposing a business service for each external operation. The components are then clustered into non-overlapping business competencies, and arranged by accountability level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Bernard Flaxer, Anil Nigam, Guy Jonathan James Rackham, John George Vergo
  • Patent number: 7552078
    Abstract: Generating a transition plan for a computer resource portfolio, representing each resource as a state machine, by generating a transition plan, the transition plan having a set of acts for transitioning states of the resources, to move the computer resource portfolio from a present state, the present state based on an inventory of present computer capabilities, to a future state. The future state is identified based on a difference between a present state and an identified state meeting given performance requirements. The transition plan is optimized to maximize the sum value of the computer resource portfolio values added over the state sequence of the transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Flaxer, Paul Gregory Greenstein, Robert Cornelius Hampshire, Anil Nigam, John George Vergo
  • Publication number: 20080221940
    Abstract: The method and system uses the component business model as a framework for locating business activities. Business value drivers are identified, related in an influence model, and structured into a prioritized driver tree. The driver tree is used to determine the relative contributions of leaf drivers to the overall value of the business. Business activities contributing to the leaf drivers are then identified, and the relative contributions of the leaf drivers are allocated to the business activities and then rolled up to the components for display as a heat map overlay on a component map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: David L. Cohn, Robert Delamarter Dill, George M. Galambos, Robert H. Guttman, Raman Harishankar, David Robert Kress, Clifford Alan Pickover, Simon Plackett, Guy Jonathan James Rackham, Shanker Ramamurthy, John R. Smith, Stephen Michael Smith, John George Vergo
  • Publication number: 20080215398
    Abstract: A method and system are described for using the structure and relationships between components in a component business model of an enterprise to assign components providing monitoring data to a management component. In response to the monitoring data, the management component executes a business rule invoking a service that alters a behavior of the enterprise. The management component contains data rules limiting the information provided by the assigned components, analysis rules defining the interaction between components, and report rules for consolidating recommendations for altering behavior of the enterprise, including decisions to invest in certain aspects of the business, to reengineer certain processes of the business, and to alter operation of certain aspects of the business.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: David L. Cohn, Robert Delamarter Dill, David Bernard Flaxer, George M. Galambos, Robert H. Guttman, Raman Harishankar, David Robert Kress, Clifford Alan Pickover, Guy Jonathan James Rackham, Shanker Ramamurthy, John R. Smith, Stephen Michael Smith, John George Vergo
  • Publication number: 20080208661
    Abstract: A method and system are described for using business artifacts to identify elements of a component business model. Artifacts operated upon by the business are first identified, and then used to analyze the business into business operations. This is done by identifying every business activity that acts on an artifact, creating directed graphs for the business activities, and decomposing the directed graphs into sub-graphs, each sub-graph representing a business operation and being annotated by a verb expression, the annotated sub-graph representing a business service. The business services are then clustered into non-overlapping components, using common affinities reflected in the verb expressions, and organized by partitioning into internal and external operations, exposing a business service for each external operation. The components are then clustered into non-overlapping business competencies, and arranged by accountability level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: David Bernard FLAXER, Anil Nigam, Guy Jonathan James Rackham, John George Vergo
  • Publication number: 20080201195
    Abstract: A system and method are described for using a Component Business Model (CBM) to transform a business. A CBM map is used to identify components that collaborate to provide a specified capability, and a repository supporting the CBM map is filtered to provide a view of the identified components that highlights how they collaborate. The view is used to identify component features contributing to the specified capability. The specified capability is then enhanced by a transformation strategy that includes re-engineering particular components, identifying a pattern characterizing the collaboration between components and adding a component to perform the collaborative pattern, and/or adding an additional feature to the collaboration and adding component to perform the additional feature. The CBM repository provides exemplar best practices that can be adapted for use in a re-engineered component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: David L. COHN, Robert Delamarter Dill, George M. Galambos, Robert H. Guttman, Raman Harishankar, David Robert Kress, Clifford Alan Pickover, Guy Jonathan James Rackham, John R. Smith, Stephen Michael Smith, John George Vergo
  • Publication number: 20080189644
    Abstract: A method and system for enterprise monitoring maps monitor events to elements of a component business model of the enterprise and displays the mapped events using the component business model. Rules are used to determine whether events captured from a monitor source are monitor events. An enterprise monitor metamodel linking monitor artifacts and elements of a component business model is used to annotate monitor events with data from the component business model of the enterprise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Hung-yang Chang, David Bernard Flaxer, Vijay Sourirajan Iyengar, Jun-Jang Jeng, Anil Nigam, Guy Jonathan James Rackham, John George Vergo
  • Publication number: 20080033888
    Abstract: An Enterprise Management Portfolio Hub allows a user to perform enterprise portfolio management activities from a single point of control. EPMH relates information, analysis, display and control based on the organizing concept of the business components that comprise the CBM map of the enterprise by collecting portfolio information from existing portfolio management tools and generating a portfolio model. It allows the user to interact with or access information from various Portfolio Management applications and services through the portfolio model. EPMH supports evaluative techniques that can be used to identify areas for business transformation and to generate transition plans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Bernard Flaxer, Richard Thomas Goodwin, Vijay Sourirajan Iyengar, Anil Nigam, John George Vergo
  • Patent number: 6006183
    Abstract: A speech recognition computer system and method indicates the level of confidence that a speech recognizer has in it recognition of one or more displayed words. The system and method allow for the rapid identification of speech recognition errors. A plurality of confidence levels of individual recognized words may be visually indicated. Additionally, the system and method allow the user of the system to select threshold levels to determine when the visual indication occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Jennifer Ceil Lai, John George Vergo