Patents by Inventor Matthew L. Ward

Matthew L. Ward 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: 20200201740
    Abstract: A simulation tool provides candidate volume mirror simulation in a data storage system. In one embodiment, user selections are received including a user selection of one or more candidate volumes of a primary data storage system for simulating mirroring to a secondary data storage system. As a function of received user selections, host-to-primary I/O activity to a candidate volume is simulated, recorded and measured over a selected interval of time. In addition, primary-to-secondary mirroring of a selected candidate volume to the secondary data storage system is simulated, recorded and measured over the interval of time. Performance measurements of the candidate volume mirror simulation are output by the simulation tool. Other features and aspects may be realized, depending upon the particular application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Jason L. Peipelman, Paul Jennas, Joshua J. Crawford, Matthew J. Ward
  • Publication number: 20200174919
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for avoiding out-of-space conditions in an asynchronous data replication environment. In one embodiment, such a method creates a consistency group on a primary storage system of an asynchronous data replication environment. The method determines a number of additional extents that will be needed on a secondary storage system to accommodate the consistency group. The number of additional extents is compared to a number of free extents on the secondary storage system. In the event the number of additional extents does not exceed the number of free extents, the method transfers the data from the primary storage system to the secondary storage system. In the event the number of additional extents exceeds the number of free extents, the method automatically takes actions on the secondary storage system to provide the number of additional extents. A corresponding system and computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Ward, Joshua J. Crawford, Paul A. Jennas, II, Jason L. Peipelman, Gregory E. McBride
  • Publication number: 20200142785
    Abstract: A method, system, and program product are provided for processing a host write operation during a recovery operation of a point-in-time copy restore. Provided are blocking the host write operation to the source volume based on whether a track on the source volume is copied to the target volume. A host and the point-in-time copy restore synchronize simultaneous access to the track using a track lock on track access, causing a requestor without the track lock to be queued until the track lock is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua J. Crawford, Paul A. Jennas, II, Jason L. Peipelman, Matthew J. Ward
  • Publication number: 20200123463
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lubricating composition containing (a) an oil of lubricating viscosity; and (b) a compound selected from the group consisting of: (i) an ester-containing heterocycle; (ii) an amide-containing heterocycle; and (iii) a pyrimidine, wherein the ester-containing heterocycle and the amide-containing heterocycle have a hydrocarbyl group containing 6 to 40 carbon atoms. The invention further provides for a method of supplying an internal combustion engine with the lubricating composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: The Lubrizol Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick E. Mosier, Jason R. Brown, Matthew D. Gieselman, Calvin W. Schroeck, Seth L. Crawley, William R.S. Barton, William C. Ward, JR.
  • Patent number: 10620882
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for configuring virtualization of a storage system includes: creating a storage pool for each array designated by an administrator for virtualization; creating one or more volumes for each storage pool; creating or selecting a volume controller designated by the administrator for hosting virtualization; identifying one or more ports of the volume controller; and mapping the one or more volumes to the one or more ports of the volume controller. Corresponding systems and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua J. Crawford, Paul A. Jennas, II, Jason L. Peipelman, David M. Sedgwick, Matthew J. Ward
  • Patent number: 10606486
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes determining requirements of a storage system by a planning module. The method also includes calculating, by the planning module, an initial configuration for the storage system, the initial configuration specifying a plurality of components that are interoperable to satisfy the requirements of the storage system. In addition, the method includes outputting a purchase file that describes all components that are specified by the initial configuration of the storage system. Moreover, the method includes outputting a configuration file that is interoperable with at least one of the components specified in the purchase file and is configured to automatically initialize the storage system in response to the components of the storage system being installed. In another embodiment, the method includes a management module receiving the configuration file and monitoring performance metrics of a plurality of workloads of the storage system during operation of the storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua J. Crawford, Matthew J. Ward, Paul A. Jennas, II, Jason L. Peipelman
  • Publication number: 20200076474
    Abstract: A full duplex, low latency, near field data link controls a resonant induction, wireless power transfer system for recharging batteries. In an electric vehicle embodiment, an assembly is aligned with respect to a ground assembly to receive a charging signal. The vehicle assembly includes one or more charging coils and a first full duplex inductively coupled data communication system that communicates with a ground assembly including one or more charging coils and a second fill duplex inductively coupled data communications system. The charging coils of the ground assembly and the vehicle assembly are selectively enabled based on geometric positioning of the vehicle assembly relative to the ground assembly for charging. As appropriate, the transmit/receive system of the ground assembly and/or the vehicle assembly are adjusted to be of the same type to enable communication of charging management and control data between the ground assembly and the vehicle assembly during charging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew W. Daga, Francis J. McMahon, Edward J. Gander, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 10558532
    Abstract: A method, system, and program product are provided for undoing a point-in-time copy restore. Provided are swapping corresponding tracks between a source volume and a target volume using cache of a storage subsystem to which the source and the target volumes are attached, based on an indicator being set that a track on the source volume is changed since a point-in-time copy. Tracks are moved from the source volume to the target volume based on the indicator being unset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua J. Crawford, Paul A. Jennas, II, Jason L. Peipelman, Matthew J. Ward
  • Patent number: 10550348
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lubricating composition containing (a) an oil of lubricating viscosity; and (b) a compound selected from the group consisting of: (i) an ester-containing heterocycle; (ii) an amide-containing heterocycle; and (iii) a pyrimidine, wherein the ester-containing heterocycle and the amide-containing heterocycle have a hydrocarbyl group containing 6 to 40 carbon atoms. The invention further provides for a method of supplying an internal combustion engine with the lubricating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Lubrizol Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick E. Mosier, Jason R. Brown, Matthew D. Gieselman, Calvin W. Schroeck, Seth L. Crawley, William R. S. Barton, William C. Ward, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190339874
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a local copy target is also a local primary of an incomplete consistency group of an ongoing asynchronous mirror relationship. Completion of the consistency group is facilitated notwithstanding that the local copy operation was initiated after the consistency group was initiated. In one aspect, asynchronous data mirroring logic, prior to the overwriting of existing data of the target, reads the existing data of the target for purposes of mirroring the read data to a remote secondary target of the consistency group. As a result, existing data of the local copy target which is also a local primary source of the consistency group, may be safely overwritten. Other features and aspects may be realized, depending upon the particular application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Theresa M. Brown, Anthony J. Ciaravella, Nicolas M. Clayton, Michael S. Gagner, Theodore T. Harris, Jr., Mark L. Lipets, Gregory E. McBride, Carol S. Mellgren, Matthew J. Ward
  • Patent number: 10416921
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a local copy target is also a local primary of an incomplete consistency group of an ongoing asynchronous mirror relationship. Completion of the consistency group is facilitated notwithstanding that the local copy operation was initiated after the consistency group was initiated. In one aspect, asynchronous data mirroring logic, prior to the overwriting of existing data of the target, reads the existing data of the target for purposes of mirroring the read data to a remote secondary target of the consistency group. As a result, existing data of the local copy target which is also a local primary source of the consistency group, may be safely overwritten. Other features and aspects may be realized, depending upon the particular application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Theresa M. Brown, Anthony J. Ciaravella, Nicolas M. Clayton, Michael S. Gagner, Theodore T. Harris, Jr., Mark L. Lipets, Gregory E. McBride, Carol S. Mellgren, Matthew J. Ward
  • Publication number: 20190235765
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes determining requirements of a storage system by a planning module. The method also includes calculating, by the planning module, an initial configuration for the storage system, the initial configuration specifying a plurality of components that are interoperable to satisfy the requirements of the storage system. In addition, the method includes outputting a purchase file that describes all components that are specified by the initial configuration of the storage system. Moreover, the method includes outputting a configuration file that is interoperable with at least one of the components specified in the purchase file and is configured to automatically initialize the storage system in response to the components of the storage system being installed. In another embodiment, the method includes a management module receiving the configuration file and monitoring performance metrics of a plurality of workloads of the storage system during operation of the storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua J. Crawford, Matthew J. Ward, Paul A. Jennas, II, Jason L. Peipelman
  • Publication number: 20190138404
    Abstract: A method, system, and program product are provided for undoing a point-in-time copy restore. Provided are swapping corresponding tracks between a source volume and a target volume using cache of a storage subsystem to which the source and the target volumes are attached, based on an indicator being set that a track on the source volume is changed since a point-in-time copy. Tracks are moved from the source volume to the target volume based on the indicator being unset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua J. Crawford, Paul A. Jennas, II, Jason L. Peipelman, Matthew J. Ward
  • Publication number: 20170374528
    Abstract: Collection and analysis of network transaction information which includes the mobile device's usage, location, and movements coupled with data from non-wireless network sources allow for the automation of analysis for the detection of smuggling or other criminal behaviors and tasking of high-accuracy location surveillance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Brian R. Bolon, Larry V. Dodds, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 9788165
    Abstract: Collection and analysis of network transaction information which includes the mobile device's usage, location, movements coupled with data from non-wireless network sources allow for the automation of analysis for the detection of smuggling or other criminal behaviors and tasking of high-accuracy location surveillance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Brian R. Bolon, Larry V. Dodds, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 9693233
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for use with a mobile device. The system is configurable to detect unauthorized access to onboard sensors or information developed by the sensors or configured by the user. Upon detection, access may be denied or limited according to pre-set rules or user intervention. The rules may consider prior access attempts, time-of-day or current location in the denial or limitation of access. Access limitation can include limiting access to only dithered data or spoofed data in accordance to the rules or user instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Location Sentry Corp.
    Inventors: Matthew L. Ward, Craig E. Spiegelberg
  • Patent number: 9693286
    Abstract: An emission control scheme intended to limit the localization and identification of a wireless device to known friendly wireless networks. Use of an intelligent access control (IAC) on a wireless device allows the user or administrator control over the revealing of the wireless device to any particular network. Passive scanning allows collection of network information while passive device-based location and on-board databased information on the wireless networks allows localization to thwart network spoofing for unfriendly positioning and identification of the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Location Sentry Corp.
    Inventors: Matthew L. Ward, Craig E. Spiegelberg
  • Publication number: 20170013538
    Abstract: An emission control scheme intended to limit the localization and identification of a wireless device to known friendly wireless networks. Use of an intelligent access control (IAC) on a wireless device allows the user or administrator control over the revealing of the wireless device to any particular network. Passive scanning allows collection of network information while passive device-based location and on-board databased information on the wireless networks allows localization to thwart network spoofing for unfriendly positioning and identification of the wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: LOCATION SENTRY CORP
    Inventors: Matthew L. WARD, Craig E. SPIEGELBERG
  • Publication number: 20160373898
    Abstract: Collection and analysis of network transaction information which includes the mobile device's usage, location, movements coupled with data from non-wireless network sources allow for the automation of analysis for the detection of smuggling or other criminal behaviors and tasking of high-accuracy location surveillance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Brian R. Bolon, Larry V. Dodds, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 9467804
    Abstract: An emission control scheme intended to limit the localization and identification of a wireless device to known friendly wireless networks. Use of an intelligent access control (IAC) on a wireless device allows the user or administrator control over the revealing of the wireless device to any particular network. Passive scanning allows collection of network information while passive device-based location and on-board databased information on the wireless networks allows localization to thwart network spoofing for unfriendly positioning and identification of the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: LOCATION SENTRY CORP.
    Inventors: Matthew L. Ward, Craig E. Spiegelberg