Patents by Inventor JOSEPH W. CROPPER

JOSEPH W. CROPPER 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: 10437979
    Abstract: A mobile device detects its location and other devices in proximity to the mobile device. When the device is in an untrusted location, or is in physical proximity to an untrusted device, the mobile device ensures existing security and authentication mechanisms are in place, and may additionally require enhanced security measures on the device. In addition, the device may modify its functionality based on the mobile device being in an untrusted location or in physical proximity to an untrusted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, Joseph W. Cropper, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10437978
    Abstract: A mobile device detects its location and other devices in proximity to the mobile device. When the device is in an untrusted location, or is in physical proximity to an untrusted device, the mobile device ensures existing security and authentication mechanisms are in place, and may additionally require enhanced security measures on the device. In addition, the device may modify its functionality based on the mobile device being in an untrusted location or in physical proximity to an untrusted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, Joseph W. Cropper, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10423452
    Abstract: A method, executed by a computer, for allocating resources to virtual machines includes monitoring resource usage for a selected resource for one or more capped virtual machines and one or more uncapped virtual machines, and responsive to detecting a first resource violation, the first resource violation corresponding to resource usage for a capped virtual machine and a second resource violation, the second resource violation corresponding to resource usage for an uncapped virtual machine, adjusting allocation of the selected resource for each of the one or more capped virtual machines previous to adjusting allocation of the selected resource for any of the uncapped virtual machines. A computer program product and computer system corresponding to the above method are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cropper, Charles J. Volzka, Sadek Jbara
  • Patent number: 10419228
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects manage a shared pool of configurable computing resources. A resource demand value is identified for a target host. Resource supply values of dynamically-assigned resources are computed for donor hosts. Using the resource demand value and the resource supply values, dynamically-assigned resources are reclaimed from the donor hosts and distributed to the target host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: International Busines Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cropper, Sadek Jbara, Taylor D. Peoples
  • Patent number: 10394365
    Abstract: A web server includes a pressure-sensitive page rendering mechanism that renders web pages that have one or more selectable inputs according to a client pressure profile corresponding to the requesting user. When the web server receives the request, the web server may dynamically generate and render a web page that satisfies the client pressure profile by placing one or more selectable inputs on the web page in one or more preferred regions of the touch screen display. In the alternative, the web server may have multiple versions of a web page that correspond to multiple different server pressure profiles, and when a web page is requested, the web server identifies a server pressure profile that corresponds to the client pressure profile, identifies a web page that corresponds to the identified server pressure profile, then renders the web page to the user's device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, Joseph W. Cropper, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10394594
    Abstract: One or more concurrency limits may be checked in connection with the performance of a virtual machine management operation such as a virtual machine deploy, resize or migration operation to enable the virtual machine management operation to be scheduled on a host for which no concurrency limits have been met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cropper, Jeffrey W. Tenner, Christine I. Wang
  • Publication number: 20190258454
    Abstract: A system and method for modifying a feature of a device based on an applied touch intensity is disclosed. When a touch is received, a sensor component sends a signal to a measurement component. The measurement component converts the signal into a touch intensity and provides the determined touch intensity to a selection component. The selection component selects at least one action from a set of actions to be executed by the device based on the determined touch intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, Joseph W. Cropper, John M. Santosuosso
  • Publication number: 20190251014
    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: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, Joseph W. Cropper, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10379806
    Abstract: A system and method for modifying a feature of a device based on an applied touch intensity is disclosed. When a touch is received, a sensor component sends a signal to a measurement component. The measurement component converts the signal into a touch intensity and provides the determined touch intensity to a selection component. The selection component selects at least one action from a set of actions to be executed by the device based on the determined touch intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, Joseph W. Cropper, John M. Santosuosso
  • Publication number: 20190229936
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects manage a shared pool of configurable computing resources. A resource demand value is identified for a target host. Resource supply values of dynamically-assigned resources are computed for donor hosts. Using the resource demand value and the resource supply values, dynamically-assigned resources are reclaimed from the donor hosts and distributed to the target host.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cropper, Sadek Jbara, Taylor D. Peoples
  • Patent number: 10355870
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects manage a shared pool of configurable computing resources. A resource demand value is identified for a target host. Resource supply values of dynamically-assigned resources are computed for donor hosts. Using the resource demand value and the resource supply values, dynamically-assigned resources are reclaimed from the donor hosts and distributed to the target host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cropper, Sadek Jbara, Taylor D. Peoples
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190114198
    Abstract: Composite virtual machine templates may be used in the deployment of virtual machines into virtualized computing environments. A composite virtual machine template may define a plurality of deployment attributes for use in a virtual machine deployment, and at least some of these deployment attributes may be determined through references to other virtual machine templates and included in the composite virtual machine template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cropper, Jeffrey W. Tenner
  • Publication number: 20190109897
    Abstract: A computer in a cloud computing environment includes a virtualization instance (VI) providing cloud services to a consumer device. The computer includes non-virtualizing and self-virtualizing type devices. The VI uses a first virtual device that is a virtual form of one of the non-virtualizing and self-virtualizing type devices to meet Quality of Service (QoS) objectives. A method for managing the resources of the cloud comprises receiving QoS metrics, determining that the VI cannot meet the QoS objectives using the first virtual device, determining that a second virtual device comprising a virtual form of the non-virtualizing and self-virtualizing type device alternative to that of first virtual device is available and can meet the QoS objectives, and configuring the VI to use the second virtual device in place of the first virtual device. A computer programming product and a system can embody the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cropper, Jeffrey W. Tenner
  • Patent number: 10255096
    Abstract: Temporal dynamic policies may be used to effectively alter the management of a virtual machine in a virtualized computing environment based upon some temporal condition such as how long a virtual machine has been active or idle, how long it has been since the virtual machine was created or deployed, etc. The altered management may be used, for example, to activate various performance and/or reliability-related technologies such as high availability and failover functionality for longer-running virtual machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cropper, Jeffrey W. Tenner
  • Patent number: 10255095
    Abstract: Temporal dynamic policies may be used to effectively alter the management of a virtual machine in a virtualized computing environment based upon some temporal condition such as how long a virtual machine has been active or idle, how long it has been since the virtual machine was created or deployed, etc. The altered management may be used, for example, to activate various performance and/or reliability-related technologies such as high availability and failover functionality for longer-running virtual machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cropper, Jeffrey W. Tenner
  • Patent number: 10250488
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to managing link aggregation with respect to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. A set of workloads of the shared pool of configurable computing resources can be monitored to identify a set of networking data. Based on the set of networking data, a link aggregation arrangement for dynamic adjustment may be determined. The link aggregation arrangement may be established by dynamic adjustment with respect to the shared pool of configurable computing resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cropper, Taylor D. Peoples, Jeffrey W. Tenner
  • Patent number: 10176017
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects manage a shared pool of configurable computing resources. A set of scaling factor data is monitored. The set of scaling factor data is related to a workload on a configuration of the shared pool of configurable computing resources. A set of workload resource data associated with the workload is ascertained. Using the set of scaling factor data and the set of workload resource data, a triggering event is detected. In response to detecting the triggering event, a configuration action (with respect to the configuration of the shared pool of configurable computing resources) is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cropper, Jeffrey W. Tenner
  • Patent number: 10169086
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects manage a shared pool of configurable computing resources. A set of scaling factor data is monitored. The set of scaling factor data is related to a workload on a configuration of the shared pool of configurable computing resources. A set of workload resource data associated with the workload is ascertained. Using the set of scaling factor data and the set of workload resource data, a triggering event is detected. In response to detecting the triggering event, a configuration action (with respect to the configuration of the shared pool of configurable computing resources) is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cropper, Jeffrey W. Tenner
  • Patent number: 10171573
    Abstract: A computer in a cloud computing environment includes a virtualization instance (VI) providing cloud services to a consumer device. The computer includes non-virtualizing and self-virtualizing type devices. The VI uses a first virtual device that is a virtual form of one of the non-virtualizing and self-virtualizing type devices to meet Quality of Service (QoS) objectives. A method for managing the resources of the cloud comprises receiving QoS metrics, determining that the VI cannot meet the QoS objectives using the first virtual device, determining that a second virtual device comprising a virtual form of the non-virtualizing and self-virtualizing type device alternative to that of first virtual device is available and can meet the QoS objectives, and configuring the VI to use the second virtual device in place of the first virtual device. A computer programming product and a system can embody the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cropper, Jeffrey W. Tenner