Patents by Inventor Julia Elizabeth Rice

Julia Elizabeth Rice 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: 20210118529
    Abstract: Systems and techniques that facilitate precision-preserving qubit reduction based on spatial symmetries in fermionic systems are provided. In one or more embodiments, a symmetry component can generate a diagonalized second quantization representation of a spatial point group symmetry operation. The spatial point group symmetry operation can be associated with a molecule (e.g., a geometrical rotation, reflection, and/or inversion of a physical molecule that results in a new molecular orientation that is substantially the same as the original molecular orientation). In one or more embodiments, a transformation component can convert the diagonalized second quantization representation into a single Pauli string. In one or more embodiments, a tapering component can taper off qubits in a computational quantum algorithm that models properties of the molecule, based on the single Pauli string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Kanav Setia, Sergey Bravyi, Antonio Mezzacapo, Richard Chen, Marco Pistoia, Julia Elizabeth Rice
  • Patent number: 10803395
    Abstract: Systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products to facilitate quantum domain computation of classical domain specifications are provided. According to an embodiment, a system can comprise a memory that stores computer executable components and a processor that executes the computer executable components stored in the memory. The computer executable components can comprise an input transformation component that can be adapted to receive one or more types of domain-specific input data corresponding to at least one of a plurality of domains. The input transformation component can transform the one or more types of domain-specific input data to quantum-based input data. The computer executable components can further comprise a circuit generator component that, based on the quantum-based input data, can generate a quantum circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marco Pistoia, Jay M. Gambetta, Antonio Mezzacapo, Richard Chen, Stephen Wood, Peng Liu, Shaohan Hu, Julia Elizabeth Rice, Ivano Tavernelli, Rudy Raymond Harry Putra, Panagiotis Barkoutsos, Nikolaj Moll
  • Publication number: 20190378047
    Abstract: Systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products to facilitate quantum domain computation of classical domain specifications are provided. According to an embodiment, a system can comprise a memory that stores computer executable components and a processor that executes the computer executable components stored in the memory. The computer executable components can comprise an input transformation component that can be adapted to receive one or more types of domain-specific input data corresponding to at least one of a plurality of domains. The input transformation component can transform the one or more types of domain-specific input data to quantum-based input data. The computer executable components can further comprise a circuit generator component that, based on the quantum-based input data, can generate a quantum circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Marco Pistoia, Jay M. Gambetta, Antonio Mezzacapo, Richard Chen, Stephen Wood, Peng Liu, Shaohan Hu, Julia Elizabeth Rice, Ivano Tavernelli, Rudy Raymond Harry Putra, Panagiotis Barkoutsos, Nikolaj Moll
  • Patent number: 8541477
    Abstract: A method comprises forming a reaction mixture comprising a terephthalate polyester, a glycol comprising 2 to 5 carbons, and an amidine organocatalyst; and heating the reaction mixture at a temperature of about 120° C. or more to depolymerize the terephthalate polyester, thereby forming a terephthalate reaction product comprising a monomeric dihydroxy terephthalate diester; wherein the terephthalate reaction product contains terephthalate oligomers in an amount less than the amount of terephthalate oligomers that would result from i) substituting the amidine organocatalyst with an equimolar amount of a guanidine catalyst and ii) depolymerizing the terephthalate polyester under otherwise identical reaction conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
    Inventors: Abdullah M Alabdulrahman, Hamid A Almegren, Fares D Alsewailem, Phillip Joe Brock, Daniel Joseph Coady, Kazuki Fukushima, James Lupton Hedrick, Hans Werner Horn, Julia Elizabeth Rice
  • Patent number: 8507640
    Abstract: A salt catalyst comprises an ionic complex of i) a nitrogen base comprising one or more guanidine and/or amidine functional groups, and ii) an oxoacid comprising one or more active acid groups, the active acid groups independently comprising a carbonyl group (C?O), sulfoxide group (S?O), and/or a phosphonyl group (P?O) bonded to one or more active hydroxy groups; wherein a ratio of moles of the active hydroxy groups to moles of the guanidine and/or amidine functional groups is greater than 0 and less than 2.0. The salt catalysts are capable of catalyzing ring opening polymerization of cyclic carbonyl compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph Coady, Kazuki Fukushima, James Lupton Hedrick, Hans Werner Horn, Julia Elizabeth Rice
  • Patent number: 8327260
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for capturing annotations about database material in a way that allows queries with conditions or predicates on both the database material and the annotations. Database material may be text, computer programs, graphics, audio, spreadsheets, or any other material which may be stored and indexed. Database material may be in one or multiple sources, and annotations may be stored together with the original material or in a separate store. Annotations can be used to capture information such as additional facts about the database material, the opinions and judgments of experts about the database material, and/or links to other related material. Annotations may be captured in a structured form to enhance queryability and semantic interpretation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Ronald Bays, Laura Myers Haas, Hans Werner Horn, Julia Elizabeth Rice, Peter Martin Schwarz, William Clarence Swope
  • Publication number: 20120223270
    Abstract: A method comprises forming a reaction mixture comprising a terephthalate polyester, a glycol comprising 2 to 5 carbons, and an amidine organocatalyst; and heating the reaction mixture at a temperature of about 120° C. or more to depolymerize the terephthalate polyester, thereby forming a terephthalate reaction product comprising a monomeric dihydroxy terephthalate diester; wherein the terephthalate reaction product contains terephthalate oligomers in an amount less than the amount of terephthalate oligomers that would result from i) substituting the amidine organocatalyst with an equimolar amount of a guanidine catalyst and ii) depolymerizing the terephthalate polyester under otherwise identical reaction conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicants: KING ABDULAZIZ CITY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Abdullah M. Alabdulrahman, Hamid A. Almegren, Fares D. Alsewailem, Phillip Joe Brock, Daniel Joseph Coady, Kazuki Fukushima, James Lupton Hedrick, Hans Werner Horn, Julia Elizabeth Rice
  • Publication number: 20120046437
    Abstract: A salt catalyst comprises an ionic complex of i) a nitrogen base comprising one or more guanidine and/or amidine functional groups, and ii) an oxoacid comprising one or more active acid groups, the active acid groups independently comprising a carbonyl group (C?O), sulfoxide group (S?O), and/or a phosphonyl group (P?O) bonded to one or more active hydroxy groups; wherein a ratio of moles of the active hydroxy groups to moles of the guanidine and/or amidine functional groups is greater than 0 and less than 2.0. The salt catalysts are capable of catalyzing ring opening polymerization of cyclic carbonyl compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph Coady, Kazuki Fukushima, James Lupton Hedrick, Hans Werner Horn, Julia Elizabeth Rice
  • Patent number: 7672791
    Abstract: The virtual screening of a database of molecules is based on explicit three-dimensional molecular superpositions. The torsional flexibility of the database molecules is taken fully into account, and an arbitrary number of conformation-dependent molecular features may be considered. A fragmentation-reassembly approach is utilized, which allows for an efficient sampling of the conformational space. A fast clique-based pattern-matching algorithm generates alignments of pairs of adjacent molecular fragments on the (rigid) query molecule that are subsequently reassembled to complete database molecules. Using conventional molecular features (hydrogen bond donors and acceptors, charges, and hydrophobic groups), it is possible to rapidly produce accurate alignments of medium-sized drug-like molecules. Examples with a test database containing a diverse set of 1780 drug-like molecules (including all conformers) show that average query processing times of the order of 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hans Werner Horn, Andreas Kraemer, Julia Elizabeth Rice
  • Patent number: 7533096
    Abstract: A generalized axiomatic definition of information-theoretic similarity is provided for taxonomies that are structured as directed acyclic graph form which multiple terns may be used to describe an object. The definition is adaptable in the presence of ambiguity, as introduced by an evolving taxonomy or classifiers with imperfect knowledge, and two new similarity measures are introduced based on the definitions. A pragmatic implementation is also provided for similarity measures that arc tightly integrated with an object-relational database and scales to large taxonomies and large datasets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Julia Elizabeth Rice, Peter Schwarz, Yu Deng
  • Publication number: 20080027929
    Abstract: A generalized axiomatic definition of information-theoretic similarity is provided for taxonomies that are structured as directed acyclic graph form which multiple terns may be used to describe an object. The definition is adaptable in the presence of ambiguity, as introduced by an evolving taxonomy or classifiers with imperfect knowledge, and two new similarity measures are introduced based on the definitions. A pragmatic implementation is also provided for similarity measures that arc tightly integrated with an object-relational database and scales to large taxonomies and large datasets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: JULIA ELIZABETH RICE, PETER SCHWARZ, YU DENG
  • Patent number: 7013307
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for capturing annotations about database material in a way that allows queries with conditions or predicates on both the database material and the annotations. Database material may be text, computer programs, graphics, audio, spreadsheets, or any other material which may be stored and indexed. Database material may be in one or multiple sources, and annotations may be stored together with the original material or in a separate store. Annotations can be used to capture information such as additional facts about the database material, the opinions and judgments of experts about the database material, and/or links to other related material. Annotations may be captured in a structured form to enhance queryability and semantic interpretation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Ronald Bays, Laura Myers Haas, Hans Werner Horn, Julia Elizabeth Rice, Peter Martin Schwarz, William Clarence Swope
  • Publication number: 20040254735
    Abstract: The virtual screening of a database of molecules is based on explicit three-dimensional molecular superpositions. The torsional flexibility of the database molecules is taken fully into account, and an arbitrary number of conformation-dependent molecular features may be considered. A fragmentation-reassembly approach is utilized, which allows for an efficient sampling of the conformational space. A fast clique-based pattern-matching algorithm generates alignments of pairs of adjacent molecular fragments on the (rigid) query molecule that are subsequently reassembled to complete database molecules. Using conventional molecular features (hydrogen bond donors and acceptors, charges, and hydrophobic groups), it is possible to rapidly produce accurate alignments of medium-sized drug-like molecules. Examples with a test database containing a diverse set of 1780 drug-like molecules (including all conformers) show that average query processing times of the order of 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventors: Hans Werner Horn, Andreas Kraemer, Julia Elizabeth Rice
  • Patent number: 6519603
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for capturing annotations about database material in a way that allows queries with conditions or predicates on both the database material and the annotations. Database material may be text, computer programs, graphics, audio, spreadsheets, or any other material which may be stored and indexed. Database material may be in one or multiple sources, and annotations may be stored together with the original material or in a separate store. Annotations can be used to capture information such as additional facts about the database material, the opinions and judgments of experts about the database material, and/or links to other related material. Annotations may be captured in a structured form to enhance queryability and semantic interpretation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machine Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Ronald Bays, Laura Myers Haas, Hans Werner Horn, Julia Elizabeth Rice, Peter Martin Schwarz, William Clarence Swope
  • Publication number: 20030018632
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for capturing annotations about database material in a way that allows queries with conditions or predicates on both the database material and the annotations. Database material may be text, computer programs, graphics, audio, spreadsheets, or any other material which may be stored and indexed. Database material may be in one or multiple sources, and annotations may be stored together with the original material or in a separate store. Annotations can be used to capture information such as additional facts about the database material, the opinions and judgments of experts about the database material, and/or links to other related material. Annotations may be captured in a structured form to enhance queryability and semantic interpretation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Ronald Bays, Laura Myers Haas, Hans Werner Horn, Julia Elizabeth Rice, Peter Martin Schwarz, William Clarence Swope